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Kerry Washington’s ‘SNL’ Promos [VIDEO]

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Kerry Washington shows her funny side during a series of promos for SNL.

Washington is slated to host the sketch-comedy show on Saturday, November 2. Eminem will serve as musical guest.

In other news, Us Magazine is reporting that Washington is expecting her first child with husband, Nnamdi Asomugha. A source close to the actress claims that she is four months pregnant. Washington has not commented on the news.

Check out Washington and SNL cast member Taran Killam below.

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Denzel Washington’s Son Nabs Role on HBO Pilot

 

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John David Washington is taking after his dear old dad.

The son of Denzel Washington has nabbed his first major acting role in HBO’s pilot show, Baller.
John David Washington will be playing the ‘Ricky;’ a highly competitive and highly spiritual pro athlete. Washington will be joined by former UCLA Bruins footballer Donovan Carter, will play ‘Vernon;’ a deeply family oriented pro-athlete, and actor-wrestler Dwayne Johnson is spearheading the project.

Ballers is a 30-minute dramedy that follows the lives of several Miami-based athletes.

The show is a joint project by  Mark Wahlberg and Entourage producer Stephen Levinson.

Washington played football at Morehouse College and went on to have a career with the NFL team, the St. Louis Rams. He has a small part in the 1992 film, Malcolm X, alongside his father.

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Kerry Washington for ESSENCE [Nov.]

 

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Kerry Washington covers the November issue of Essence magazine.

Washington dishes on the similarities and differences between her and her Scandal character in a feature titled “”Olivia Vs. Kerry.”

On Olivia’s fashion style:

“Olivia has three [fashion] modes: Work Olivia, Black-Tie Gala Olivia and At Home Olivia…

On her fashion style:

My fashion is more eclectic: There’s Going to Work Kerry, which is gym clothes and Nike kicks. That’s the Bronx girl. There’s also Red Carpet Kerry and Out to Dinner With Friends Kerry.”

On what a Girls’ Night Out for Olivia would be:

“it would involve a lot of wine.”

On what a Girls’ Night Out for Washington would be:

“I drink maybe twice a year. I would be with my three best friends from high school or my girlfriends from the show.”

Look for Washington to appear on today’s episode (Oct. 3) of ABC’s The View; check your local listings for air times.  Season 3 of Scandal premieres tonight on ABC.

For the full interview with Kerry Washington, pick up the November issue of ESSENCE now.

 

Kerry Washington On Why She Keeps Her Life Private [GLAMOUR]

 

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Glamour‘s October covergirl Kerry Washington dishes on why she’s so private.

Washington shocked the world this summer when she married husband San Francisco 49ers corner back Nnamdi Asomugha in July. Many fans wonder why she would keep her loving relationship such a secret, and here’s why.

 

On why she keeps her personal life away from the spotlight:

“I learned through experience that it doesn’t work for me to talk about my personal life,”

“I’ve had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it,”( Washington was once engaged to actor David Moscow, but the couple split in 2007. )

“But I couldn’t just turn around and say, ‘I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff,’ ” she says. “So I just thought, ‘OK, no more.’ ”

On how she deals with people who congratulate her on her marriage:
“I’m walking around in the world with my ring. And when people say congratulations, I say thank you,” Washington tells the magazine. “But I’m going to continue to not talk about it and just let it unfold.”

On why she chose the secretive approach:

“I don’t want to sound smug about it … but the point is to do what’s best for me,” she explains.

“I have girlfriends in this business who talk about their personal lives, and it works for them, and I love it. But not for me.”

 

This issue of Glamour, hits newsstands on Sept. 10.

Kerry Washington Talks EMMY Nomination with AwardsLine

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Kerry Washington recently spoke with the journalists over at AwardsLine, to discuss her EMMY nomination for her role as ‘Olivia Pope’ on ABC’s Scandal.

Among other things, Washington shares just how honored she is to be the first African American woman in 18-years to be nominated for an EMMY in the Leading Actress  in a Drama Series Primetime category.

AwardsLine: What are your thoughts on being the first black actress in close to 20 years nominated in this category?
Kerry Washington: While I don’t have a specific answer in terms of why it has taken the TV Academy so long to nominate a black actress, I will say that Scandal prioritizes inclusiveness and diversity. Not just in terms of race, but if you look at Jeff Perry’s character (Cyrus Beene) and Dan Bucatinsky’s character (James Novak), if you look at the world of the show, it prioritizes race, gender, age and sexual orientation. So the fact that a show like this and these two nominated characters (mine and Dan’s) can be celebrated, I’m really proud of that. I’m excited to live in a world where these stories can flourish.

AwardsLine: Why do you think Olivia Pope resonates with audiences?
Washington: She’s so human. It’s what Shonda Rhimes does best. It’s true of the central characters on the show—they’re so complex and three-dimensional. There are things that these characters do that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. It’s that complexity that draws audiences.

AwardsLine: What’s your take on the whole award campaigning process?
Washington: I feel really grateful for the experience. The acting work has to come first. That has to be my focus. You can never control how people respond to work. You can only control your own work ethic. I take it as such a compliment that ABC chose to prioritize the show.

Season 3 of Scandal starts Thursday, October 3 on ABC.

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Kerry Washington for EMMY Magazine [June ’13]

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Kerry Washington gets glammed up for the June issue of EMMY magazine.

Washington is now regarded as the hottest woman on prime-time television. Her show Scandal has fans on the dge of their seats each Thursday night and now Washington is dishing on the show’s success.

Subscribe to EmmyMagazine.com for her full interview, but in the meantime, check out Washington’s adorable spread below.

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Rihanna gets waxed at Madame Tussauds

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Rihanna is the latest  celebrity to get her very own wax figure. The figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. on August 31st.  The museum even gave the first 50 visitors a free umbrella if they said the word ‘umbrella’  upon entrance. The Disturbia” singer tweeted a picture of herself and the figure and showed her apprecoation to Madame Tussauds  by writing a thank you tweet.

Pictures via WireImage

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