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Since the glamour of black and white TV, fashion on-screen has always been a major visual element for viewers, sometimes with audiences tuning in just to see the clothes. Whether you love the fashion, the characters, or both, you are not alone. Not wanting to spoil the entire list for anyone, here are a few of the most fashionable black women to ever grace the small screen — and a few non-brown honorable mentions.
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Yaaaas! You Better Work: Kerry Washington Covers June Issue Of ELLE And Talks Finally Reaching The Success She’s Wanted
Looking like a million bucks, Kerry Washington covers the upcoming June issue of ELLE in a black cardigan and silver and black hot pants. Inside the issue, Washington talks about her current success, how she gets red-carpet ready, and more.
In excerpts from her interview, Washington was asked about her thoughts on all the success she’s been having over the last few years, and she made it clear that she’s blessed beyond measure.
“I’m the luckiest broad in Hollywood now. To be the lead actor on Scandal and to be in the highest-earning Tarantino movie- I don’t get to ask for more.”
But at the same time, to have her face on the cover of magazines and to even have ELLE say that Scandal has made her the “hottest woman on TV” is still hard for her to grasp, especially since she used to be something of a nerd back in the day.
“I was not that girl. I was a kooky theater kid, silly and goofy and academic.”
“I found out I enjoy the process. All these people show up at my house, they all have kits, someone has dresses. And it’s like, Let’s have fun. It’s not all about me. We’re able to create stories on the red carpet.”
May has arrived and you know what that means: summer is almost here! Once Memorial Day weekend hits, the start to family barbeques and trips to the beach with friends and lovers has arrived. If you’re like me, you are also gearing up for the summer blockbuster season of 2013. With an array of movies to choose from this summer season, here is a list of my top nine films that call for your undivided attention, featuring some of the most celebrated Black actors and actresses and those to watch.
Kerry Washington Talks Making History As Olivia Pope, And What President Obama And His Administration Think Of It
Somebody’s on top of the world aren’t they?
Scandal star Kerry Washington is covering the newest issue of Parade magazine, and inside she opened up about her very busy schedule (since she’s a very in-demand A-list actress these days), Scandal‘s off-the-wall storylines, if she’s asked President Obama what he thinks about the show, and the emotional toll working on Django Unchained had on her. Let’s see what she had to say:
Speaking on the scandalous storyline of ABC’s hottest show, and the reality that cheating presidents (and their mistresses) have been around forever:
“The story lines…push what’s possible. But there are stories on the news that change what we think is possible all the time. You hear about a governor who’s disappeared into the Appalachian trail because he has a South American lover, or somebody else’s behavior on Twitter. I mean, if you want to look at presidents having affairs—there are about four I can think of off the top of my head.”
On how draining it was to work on Django and how hard it was to get back to normal after the fact:
“I feel like I barely survived Django emotionally. The violence. Hearing the N-word every day. It cost me a lot psychologically, but it was worth it to tell that story. I had two days between finishing Django and starting up again on Scandal. It was nuts. That first day back I had to walk across the Rose Garden in heels. I thought, ‘I don’t remember how to walk like Olivia Pope anymore. ‘ I’d been barefoot in the woods for months playing a slave.”
On whether or not she knows if the president likes Scandal:
“I haven’t wanted to ask the president his opinion of the show. But I have lots of friends in the administration who love it. We make D.C. look s**y and exciting.”
Love her! Check out more from her interview over at Parade and let us know what you think of what she had to say.
Scandal’s latest “Woman Scorned” episode was a bit more laid back than the others but it was still full of twists and turns that left us with questions about Cyrus, about Mellie (what is she going through?), Jake and the fate of the Olitz affair. You may not have noticed that last night’s episode was directed by Tony Goldwyn (aka Fitz). We’d say he did a wonderful job. Let’s jump into some of the more memorable moments.
Across the country at 10 pm EST, millions of people tune into ABC’s Scandal to watch Kerry Washington march around in a tizzy behind a president that doesn’t have eyebrows. On the internet there are enough “Scandal” memes, Tumblrs, and discussion boards to keep the show’s fans entertained into perpetuity. I can’t lie, I enjoy the show, but there are some folks that go so hard that it seems a little cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. How do I know this? Because I’m related to one.
Something about the show resonates with its fan base, and that’s evident by how they start to froth at the mouth when the show goes on a two week hiatus. If you’ve ever been on Twitter or Facebook during the show, it’s a good chance that your timeline is moving fast – people are quick about posting their scandalized reactions to “Scandal.”
In fact, “Scandal” fans are so ride or die that they are starting to show the symptoms of another crazy fan base: The Beyhive. For those that don’t know, the Beyhive is Beyoncé’s group of devoted stans who go in on any and everyone who even *thinks* of shading their beloved lord and savior, Beysus. Many a person has had their wig snatched clean off on Twitter for uttering vileness about Queen B, and it’s starting to get that way for “Scandal” too. Even if the story lines are ridiculous and people talk entirely too fast, a “Scandal” fan might shank you for talking dirty about Shonda Rhimes’ television masterpiece.
Case in point: two weeks ago on MadameNoire I wrote a mostly humorous open letter to a fictional character on “Scandal,” Harrison Wright, who is played by the oh-so-fine Columbus Short. This piece mildly criticized Olivia Pope’s weave, her relationship with President Fitzgerald Grant, and her motives for keeping Harrison tied up like some sort of pet dog. Pretty innocuous stuff. The post got the normal “yeah girl, Harrison needs be with ME” kind of co-signs, but little else. Except for one nagging comment that just irked me:
“Let me guess the person writing this has natural hair. Hmm … Stop hating on sew in and lace fronts its just a hairstyle…” the commenter started, alluding to the fact that I had indeed shaded Olivia Pope’s wig. How did this person know I had natural hair? Was it something in my writing style that gave it away? The commenter continued on by saying that she enjoys watching a ‘multi-layered’ show like Scandal rather than ratchet reality TV. She then proceeds to sign off with, ‘Keep Calm & Kerry ON!!,’ playing off of the popular “Keep Calm” memes and Kerry Washington’s first name. The most intriguing thing about this sharp-tongued commenter: My adorable baby picture was her avatar.
My mother, bless her heart, loves the “Scandal” with an unexplainable strength and vigor. The screen saver on her home computer is a picture of Kerry Washington (or KW, as she calls her) gazing melodramatically into Tony Goldwyn’s eyes. She regularly keeps up with all the “Scandal” gossip in the blogosphere. She even joined Twitter (and had a Twitter beef with Josh Malina – David Rosen on the show – on her first day). I later found out that she came across my MadameNoire essay on a “Scandal” Tumblr, and just *had* to give her two cents to the writer that knocking her favorite fixer. She didn’t know it was me until after she posted her comment and then glanced at the byline. The next time I decide to come out of my mouth (or pen) sideways about “Scandal,” I’ll have to remember that my mother really does have eyes in the back of her head!
I know I’m not alone when I say that last night’s episode of “Scandal” took me through some changes. We knew that Huck had to have a disturbing past but I doubt any of us could have imagined that it was that tragic. Well last night we found out why. In addition to Huck’s story there were also some shocking moments from the other principle characters. Check out the most memorable moments from last night’s episode.
Kelly Rowland Goes Makeup-Free As One Of People’s “Most Beautiful”; Halle And Kerry Make The Cut Too
How can you not like Kelly Rowland? She’s just so charming and humble, right?
Well, in a behind-the-scenes video of her photoshoot, the singer showed off that humble side when she was picked as one of People magazine’s “Most Beautiful” individuals in the world and asked to get undressed (makeup wise) for the magazine:
“The first thing that popped in my head when I was asked to be a part of People magazine with no makeup was, “Oh My Gosh. Oh My God, I’m honored. Oh My God, what’s going to happen? [laughs] But I’m feeling very comfortable with my skin and very comfortable to share it with you guys.”
Dressed down in a sweater, a bra, and some light jewelry, Kells showcases her flawless face for the cameras. But like most women, there is a little something something about said face that she’s not always a fan of:
“What I don’t love about my face that gets covered when I wear makeup…is my bags [under my eyes] when I’m really, really tired. But I love that makeup does the trick. [laughs]“
But the stunning singer definitely is comfortable in her skin, something that wasn’t so easy for her to be as a young girl and that she talked about with CNikky.com. But with time (and the help of Tina Knowles), she learned to embrace her looks.
“You just embrace it. You embrace everything that you are as a woman, even your flaws too. And those things that you want to fix too and you work at making them better.”