Washington shocked by ‘Scandal’ finale
She wouldn’t even serve up a little taste.
When asked for details about next week’s “Scandal” finale on ABC, the best that series star Kerry Washington would do was lift the cover off the pot, then quickly replace it, leaving us with just an aroma.
But it was a mouth-watering tease.
“I can tell you that, at the season finale, people were gasping and screaming at the table read,” Washington said. “(There was) crying and laughing, and we were shocked to the core — to the core!”
Washington’s Twitter followers are in seven figures, and millions more tune in each week to see what her “Scandal” character, Washington crisis manager Olivia Pope, is going to fix next, including Pope’s own, extremely messed-up life.
“Because I’ve been a character actor for most of my entire career, I haven’t really been recognized in the street in the way that I am now, because I’ve sort of made a career of disappearing in the different roles,” Washington said. “So it’s crazy now.”
Shakira on her body after the baby: ‘Decent’
Colombian superstar Shakira is learning how to balance her demanding work schedule with being a new mom one day at a time.
“It’s part of motherhood you know,” she said of juggling personal and professional life. “You got to figure it out as you go.”
The 36-year-old singer and her soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique welcomed their first child, Milan Pique Mebarak, on Jan. 22.
When it comes to getting those famous hips back into pre-baby shape, Shakira said she’s still working on it.
“I still have a long way to go. I still have a few pounds over to lose,” she said. “I look decent.”
Usher to curate music for July 4th fireworks
Usher will be the spark for Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show.
The Grammy-winning singer will collaborate with Macy’s to curate the concept, music and design for the fireworks, which will be launched from barges off Manhattan.
Usher will score the music for “It Begins With a Spark,” which will feature his songs, as well as songs and hits from Rihanna, Swedish House Mafia, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Sinatra.
FILE - This Nov. 17, 2011 file photo shows singer Usher Raymond at the "Pencils Of Promise" inaugural gala in New York. The Grammy-winning singer is collaborating with Macy's to curate the concept, music and design behind the company's annual July 4 fireworks extravaganza. Macy's said Thursday, May 9, 2013, it's the first time the company has worked with an artist on the concept. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)×