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Is It Getting Hot In Here? 11 Past And Present TV Couples With The Hottest Chemistry

October 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If I watch a show and the main couple’s chemistry is flat, I count it against the show as a whole. But if the main couple’s chemistry (or the main character and their side-piece) steam up the screen, I’ll be watching…consistently. An on-screen couple with awesome chemistry is a must, and these 11 pairs made their characters’ love all the more believable.

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Mary Jane Paul and Andre Daniels

There were so many times during the first season of “Being Mary Jane” that I wanted Mary Jane to woman up and leave Andre’s married behind alone. But I can’t lie, their chemistry was insane. They’re probably the only two people in the world who could make getting down in the foyer of a home and in a dirty gym shower enticing.

“They’re Hard To Do”: Kerry Washington On “Scandal” Sex Scenes Being “Awkward” Now That She’s Married

October 21st, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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If you watch Scandal from week-to-week, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the show isn’t shy when it comes to sex scenes, and no fictitious pair has had more than Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope) and Tony Goldwyn (President Fitzgerald Grant). While the scenes always show up very steamy on-screen, Washington said in November’s issue of Allure (which she is on the cover of) that executing them is anything but s*xy. In fact, according to the actress, they’re super awkward to do.

“They’re hard to do. You’re doing things that you’re supposed to do with only certain people in your life. Because this is not your real partner in life, doing that is awkward. And then doing it in a room full of people is awkward.”

She also says that doing the scenes is hard because of the fact that she wants to respect her real-life relationship to husband Nnamdi Asomugha, as well as Goldwyn’s relationship with his wife, Jane Musky. People are always talking about their chemistry, but she doesn’t want anyone to get the wrong idea–especially not their partners.

“Particularly with a show like ours, where people are so invested in the chemistry, you just learn to be careful, because people’s real relationships in life are important. I so respect and admire his wife and him and their family, and he feels the same way about mine. And so you learn to be careful about how you say things.”

Check out behind-the-scenes footage from Washington’s Allure shoot below and let us know what you think of the scenes and her chemistry with Goldwyn.

“Bye Felicia” Fan Complains Of Too Many Gay Sex Scenes In TGIT Shows, Shonda Rhimes Clapsback

October 20th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Shonda Rhimes Clapsback

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If you watch “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder” you’ll notice that Shonda doesn’t shy away from sex scenes. Sex scenes between any one. Men and women, men and men and if you watch “Grey’s Anatomy,” women on women. Anybody can get it in Shondaland.

And while we’re all about love for everyone, some people took issue with the scenes and decided to let Shonda know about it.

Shonda Rhimes Clapsback

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And Shonda, as she’s been known to do, let this “Dina” have a piece of her mind.

Shonda Rhimes Clapsback

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But she didn’t stop there.

Shonda Rhimes Clapsback

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Shonda Rhimes Clapsback

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Boom! to that last point right there. That’s what it all comes down to for me. It is discrimination to complain of the gay sex scenes but be perfectly ok with the ones of Fitz and Olivia or Olivia and Jake or Meredith and Derek. Furthermore, of all the diabolical things that have gone on throughout the course of “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,”(rape, murder, election rigging, torture etc.) it’s interesting that people want to get their panties twisted about a little same-sex action.

When you sit down to watch shows called “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder” not only will you occasionally have to suspend morality, you might want to check your bigotry at the door.

What do you think of Shonda’s comments?

#TGITea: The Tea On This Week’s “Scandal” And “How To Get Away With Murder”

October 17th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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The MadameNoire ladies break down the sensational and steamy plots on this week’s episodes of “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder”.

Do You Like It? Kerry Washington Goes Makeup-Free For The Cover Of Allure

October 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In honor of #TGIT and another new and fabulous episode of “Scandal” tonight, we wanted to show you the November issue of Allure featuring the beautiful Kerry Washington. The 37-year-old Queen of Primetime looks to have ditched makeup (according to ET, she did use some tinted moisturizer) in order to give a more natural and carefree look. The decision to do so goes with the focus of her interview, which according to the cover is “Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist.” And she’s going to be uncovering things about herself like she did in a recent interview on “Ellen,” where she admitted that kissing her male co-stars can be uncomfortable at times.

“It’s just awkward. But it’s been awkward from the beginning. It’s always awkward, it doesn’t stop being awkward. I don’t enjoy [kissing] either one. Not to beat a dead horse but, awkwaaaaard.”

Anywho, I can dig the cover (I’m all for as little maintenance as possible these days), but according to a friend of mine, “She looks like she has a cold…”

What do you think of the cover?

The Most Dysfunctional Fictional Couples On TV

October 14th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Think you’re having problems in your relationship? Well, you have nothing on these characters. Here are some of the most dysfunctional fictional couples on TV who could certainly stand to go on “Couples Therapy” for some help.

Scandal-Olivia-Fitz“Scandal’s” President Fitz Grant and Olivia Pope

On “Scandal,” Olivia Pope can make any problem go away. But she has her own personal issues that she just can’t seem to fix no matter how hard she tries. Mainly, her relationship with the married president of the United States. Pope had been President Grant’s mistress before he even made it in to the White House and it was her planning and conniving that helped put him there. What’s worse is his wife Mellie is well aware of their relationship. Last season Pope left town with her boyfriend Jake but after taking a sabbatical on a private island together, she returned to the nation’s capital and it’s just a matter of time before she ends up in his arms again.

Dickmatization, Dirty Moms & Daddy Pope: The Season 4, Episode 3 Scandal Recap

October 10th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Last night’s episode brought the heat. There was the case, even more scandal with Cyrus and Michael and a bit of mother-daughter insanity. There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get into it.

Does Adultery Sell? 10 Television Shows & Movies About Infidelity

October 9th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Addicted (Codeblack Entertainment, 2014)

Sex sells. It’s pretty obvious. Our society just loves big booties, boobs and folks that wear next to nothing. There’s simply no denying the allure of attraction and intimacy. One topic that seems to be on the rise among television producers and movie execs is adultery. Does our infatuation with extramarital affairs reveal our inner desires to test the waters. Or does it just make for good drama? Here’s a look at some popular television shows and movies that focus on infidelity.

Sorry Jake (And Fitz)! Potential New Love Interests For Olivia Pope

October 9th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Now that the fall television season has officially kicked off and “Scandal” is heating up once again, it’s time we be honest about Olivia Pope’s love life: We’re over it. Sure, we prefer Jake over Fitz — mostly because he’s not married to someone else — but wouldn’t you like to see a new love interest shake things up in DC? We know we would. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of male actors we’d like to see cast on the show to play Pope’s paramour.

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Michael Jai White

Michael Jai White is currently busy shooting Black Hollywood’s answer to “Magic Mike” with “Chocolate City” but he could certainly join “Scandal” later on in the season. Even though many find Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) attractive, White would no doubt drive even more female viewers wild especially if he was caught up in the throws of a passionate love scene with Olivia Pope.

Here’s The Tea On This Week’s Episodes Of “Scandal” And “How To Get Away With Murder”

October 3rd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Did you miss this week’s episodes of “Scandal and “How To Get Away With Murder?” We’ve got all the tea for you! Check out MadameNoire’s editors chatting it up about all things Shondaland from Olivia Pope and Jake’s sex scene to the drama going down between Annalise and her hubby.

Watch and chat with us in the comments section and tell us how you feel about these shows so far this season.