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Poll: What is your favorite Kerry Washington movie?

Article: Poll: What is your favorite Kerry Washington movie?

In the upcoming episode of THE WRITERS’ ROOM, Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes says to host Jim Rash, “People want to be Olivia Pope…” But Kerry Washington’s portrayal of Scandal‘s professional crisis manager isn’t the only role up the actress’ sleeve. Kerry’s stellar history in the movie business is full of hit roles. Vote on your favorite in the poll below, and don’t miss Kerry Washington on the premiere episode of THE WRITERS’ ROOM: “Scandal,” Fri., Apr. 18 at 9PM/8c.

The Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal”) and Jim Rash (“The Writers’ Room”) Twitter Chat

Article: The Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal”) and Jim Rash (“The Writers’ Room”) Twitter Chat

Scandal Creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes (@ShondaRhimes) and THE WRITERS’ ROOM host Jim Rash (@RashisTVUgly) answered fan questions during a live Twitter chat. Read the conversation as it unfolded on Twitter in the widget below.

5 Questions with “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Star Geoff Blain

Article: 5 Questions with “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Star Geoff Blain

Geoff Blain, co-star of LOREDANA, ESQ., digs into his past as a TV executive and discusses what makes him the Alfred to Loredana’s Batman. SundanceTV: How did you end up working with Loredana? GB: LD and I met through mutual friends years ago when I was a TV development executive for a production company at…

7 Questions with “The Writers’ Room” host Jim Rash

Article: 7 Questions with “The Writers’ Room” host Jim Rash

Jim Rash, host of THE WRITERS’ ROOM, talks about his how he prepares for an episode, the most surprising moments, and what it means to be an Oscar-winning writer.

Q: What’s the most shocking story you’ve heard on THE WRITERS’ ROOM so far?

A: One that stuck out and was surprising was the guys that adapted Smallville talking about the origin of kryptonite, and that it was actually [introduced] during the radio play [of Superman]… I would never, ever have known that information if we hadn’t spoken about it that day on the show.

“The Writers’ Room” Twitter Chat with Shonda Rhimes and Jim Rash

Article: “The Writers’ Room” Twitter Chat with Shonda Rhimes and Jim Rash

What: THE WRITERS’ ROOM host Jim Rash and Scandal Creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes will host a twitter chat to discuss writing for television. If you would like to participate, please tweet your questions to #ScandalTWR throughout the week leading up to the event and follow the hashtag on Apr. 17.

LOREDANA, ESQ.’s Geoff Blain On His Top 10 Courtroom Dramas

Article: LOREDANA, ESQ.’s Geoff Blain On His Top 10 Courtroom Dramas

Geoff Blain, the often snappily dressed paralegal on Loredana, Esq., weighs in on his ten favorite courtroom dramas. Of the movies cited, he adds, “The first four represent my childish, romanticized vision of the law while the latter six helped to temper my rosy vista with more realistic and somber grays.”

“LOREDANA, ESQ.” Recap: Episode 4 (Dirty Talk and Stolen Identities)

Article: “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Recap: Episode 4 (Dirty Talk and Stolen Identities)

Loredana may be an ace criminal defense attorney, but when it comes to her personal life, our gal rarely catches a break. While packing to leave town for some much-needed rest and relaxation with Robert and Rocco (gotta love the alliteration), LD gets a call from her friend Kerry Oandasan, who is in jail. To no one’s surprise, LD drops what she’s doing, cancels the trip, and rushes to jail to try to make sense of what‘s happened to her friend. After some discussion, LD, Booker and I realize this is going to occupy quite a block of time as Kerry is facing six felonies – two for identity theft, two for burglary and one each for forgery and credit card fraud. Plus, a $250K bail. All of this on a single mom of four with no priors who decided to go out shopping with her old friend AJ.

10 Most Heart-Stopping Movie Cliffhangers

Article: 10 Most Heart-Stopping Movie Cliffhangers

Sometimes, they set up a sequel. Sometimes, they’re intentionally ambiguous. And sometimes, they’re maddeningly unclear. But what the best cliffhanger movie endings always do is leave audiences talking up a storm. And this doesn’t only happen in movies—it happens on TV as well. Consider Scandal, arguably the greatest cliffhanger show since Lost. Find out how series creator Shonda Rhimes and company create these high-stakes endings in THE WRITERS’ ROOM, Fri., Apr. 18 at 9PM/8c then vote on your favorite big screen example of a cliffhanger in the list below, ranked from serious palpitations to cardiac arrest.

Music from THE RED ROAD

Article: Music from THE RED ROAD

THE RED ROAD soundtrack features an eclectic group of artists, including John Eddie (whose songs have been covered by Kid Rock) and Yasutaka Nakata (a pop producer of note in Japan). Below is a list of musicians and songs featured in each episode this season. THE RED ROAD’s original score is composed by Daniel Licht (who also scored “Dexter”).

“THE RED ROAD”: Behind the Scenes Video Interviews and Photo Galleries

Article: “THE RED ROAD”: Behind the Scenes Video Interviews and Photo Galleries

Last Thursday was THE RED ROAD‘s big finale but there’s still more to uncover about the series which Rolling Stone referred to as nothing less than “the very best.” Check out the following:

1. Behind the scenes photos of the cast (as well as a special on-set gallery devoted to Jason Momoa).

6 Questions with Mark Wilding of “Scandal”

Article: 6 Questions with Mark Wilding of “Scandal”

Mark Wilding, executive producer and writer on Scandal, dishes on the hardest scenes to cut, the characters he misses and his all-time favorite Olivia Pope lines.

“THE RED ROAD” Fans Can Get Much More Momoa Online

Article: “THE RED ROAD” Fans Can Get Much More Momoa Online

Can’t get enough of THE RED ROAD star Jason Momoa? Feed your obsession with the following… 1. Black and white photos of the star on set. 2. Photos of Momoa with his wife and costar Lisa Bonet. 3. Jason Momoa memes to share on Facebook and Twitter. 4. A high school yearbook pic of Phillip…

“LOREDANA, ESQ.” Recap: Episode 3 (You Make Me Want to Do Crime)

Article: “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Recap: Episode 3 (You Make Me Want to Do Crime)

The comedian Christopher Titus once described himself by saying, “I am just a very thin layer of charming with some funny sprinkles wrapped around a huge creamy center of raging, arrogant a-hole.” If you thicken the layer of charm and change “arrogant a-hole” to sexy ballbuster, I think you get a pretty good look at the two sides of LD’s professional personality. Both of which you get to see, side-by-side, in this episode.

“THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

Article: “THE RED ROAD” Recap: Season 1

In the small town of Walpole, New Jersey, a college student has gone missing in Lenape territory, creating tension between the two communities — the townsfolk and Native Americans. While local sheriff Harold Jensen investigates the student’s disappearance, his old rival Phillip Kopus, now an ex-con, returns to town. Meanwhile, Rachel (Harold’s older daughter) and Junior (a Lenape boy) are in the midst of a high school romance frowned upon by Jean, Rachel’s mother who — trying to track them down one night — injures a Lenape boy in a hit and run.

10 Great Zingers from Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe

Article: 10 Great Zingers from Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe

Ever since Jerry Orbach joined the cast, LAW & ORDER fans have waited every episode for the next great one-liner from Detective Lennie Briscoe. Here was a world-weary, acid-tongued cop who knew how to zing it. Ready to laugh, groan and roll your eyes at Briscoe’s street-smart-assery? You’ve got two choices. Tune in to LAW & ORDER on SundanceTV or read the below.

“the red road” recap: episode 6 (snaring of the sun)

Article: “the red road” recap: episode 6 (snaring of the sun)

Harold listens to Brian’s final cassette, stolen from the police station. In a flashback, Brian and Harold hike to the lake and drink beer. After Harold passes out, Brian dictates a goodbye message to Jean. “I wanna be gone and not have to think anymore,” he says. He then swims into the lake and commits suicide.

SundanceTV’s “THE RETURNED” Takes Home A Peabody Award

Article: SundanceTV’s “THE RETURNED” Takes Home A Peabody Award

SundanceTV’s acclaimed supernatural drama, THE RETURNED, has been honored with a Peabody Award, it was announced today. This is the fourth time that the network has been honored with a Peabody win–the first in 2005 for THE STAIRCASE, the second in 2008 for NIMROD NATION, and the third in 2010 for BRICK CITY. The 73rd Annual George Foster Peabody Awards will be hosted this year by Ira Glass and presented on May 19th at a ceremony held at New York’s Waldorf-Astoria.

SundanceTV to Co-Produce New  Scripted Original Mini-Series “ONE CHILD”

Article: SundanceTV to Co-Produce New Scripted Original Mini-Series “ONE CHILD”

SundanceTV announced it will co-produce a new original scripted mini-series, ONE CHILD. The four-hour series penned by Guy Hibbert (Complicit, Five Minutes of Heaven) and starring Katie Leung (Harry Potter) begins production in May in London and Taiwan and will air in late 2014. ONE CHILD crosses the world as a Chinese-born young woman adopted by British parents must struggle with who she really is in order to decide where her loyalty lies.

4 Questions with “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Star Booker Cole

Article: 4 Questions with “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Star Booker Cole

Booker Cole, co-star of LOREDANA, ESQ., digs into his past as a patrol officer for the LAPD and discusses what makes him an integral member of Loredana’s team.

SundanceTV: How did you meet Loredana?

BC: I met Loredana several years ago, while I was working as a patrol officer. I was dispatched to Loredana’s office to discuss a client issue. The client had been a victim of a crime in another jurisdiction. During our initial meeting I learned that she had been a police officer and she had a thorough understanding of what I could do. I was a licensed attorney at that time and was very impressed with the career transition she had made. Robert, her significant other, was also in the office when I met her. Rocco had not even been thought of yet. We all got along so well that we maintained contact over the years.

5 Big Screen Biker Gangs That You Don’t Want to Mess With (and Why)

Article: 5 Big Screen Biker Gangs That You Don’t Want to Mess With (and Why)

Motorcycle gangs in the movies are a lot tougher than they used to be. Just compare the crazy, high-speed stunts in Torque to the football-helmeted road trip rides of Easy Rider. Which one really gets your adrenaline pumping? Before you watch LOREDANA, ESQ. go into combat for some real-life bikers tonight at 10PM/9c on SundanceTV, take a look at these five big-screen biker gangs that make the Hells’ Angels look like… well, angels. Welcome to the new millennium.

7 Ways to Prep for “THE RED ROAD” Finale

Article: 7 Ways to Prep for “THE RED ROAD” Finale

Thursday, April 3 at 9PM/8c, SundanceTV will broadcast THE RED ROAD’s eagerly anticipated finale. Wondering what to do until the episode airs? Consider the following…

“loredana, esq.” recap: episode 2 (naked and afraid)

Article: “loredana, esq.” recap: episode 2 (naked and afraid)

This week’s episode is bedrock Loredana: Ferocious. Fangs out. Focused. And on fire!

Up first is Mike Mingolello. Mike is an old family friend of LD. Everyone calls him “Chunk.” (Don’t ask me. I don’t know why.) Late one night, LD gets a call from her brother Robert saying that Chunk has been arrested. (Rob says he doesn’t know what the charges are when he calls.) He needs our help. This is a first for Chunk. No prior arrests. Completely out of character. Anyway, LD and Robert bail Chunk out, and as they are walking away from the police station, Chunk gives his side of the story: Late last night, just off work, he stops by an ATM to get some cash. He then gets so spooked when he is approached by three guys that he pulls out his concealed firearm and chases the guys off. Well, the three guys decide to call the cops and when the cops arrive, Chunk gets spooked again and takes off. A police chase ensues and somehow a police officer is assaulted and a police dog is bitten! (He bit a canine with his canines!)

“the red road” recap: episode 5 (the great snake battle)

Article: “the red road” recap: episode 5 (the great snake battle)

Phillip asks his dad Jack he set him up in Florida. After taking Phillip’s gun, Jack says it was because Phillip disobeyed him. After Jack eventually returns the gun, Phillip wipes his own prints off it then bags it.

Phillip meets Harold outside the Jensen house. Jean sees Harold take an envelope from Phillip. Harold later tells her the envelope is from a neighbor. Inside the envelope, Harold finds a marked up map.

10 Nude Scenes that Challenged the Ratings

Article: 10 Nude Scenes that Challenged the Ratings

By Nina Hämmerling Smith More than just a peek at pretty people’s privates, big screen nude scenes can push the boundaries of what’s acceptable. And not just for audiences but for the industry, too. In fact, what was NC-17 back in 1990 might only rate as R today. Read on to uncover the movies (and birthday suits)…

5 Questions with “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Star Loredana Nesci

Article: 5 Questions with “LOREDANA, ESQ.” Star Loredana Nesci

SundanceTV: You began your career with the LAPD. What made you switch from cop to defense attorney?

LN: The LAPD was always just a stepping stone for me. My goal was always to be an attorney. I detoured into police work to experience criminal cases from the ground floor. When I was a cop I investigated crimes and arrested people. I acquired knowledge that my law books could never teach me. This past experience gives me an edge when dealing with clients and prosecutors, who experience crimes through the written words of police reports. I, on the other hand, have seen death, violence and blood. I was never sure if I would make it home at the end of my watch but I would do it all over again because I am a better attorney for it.