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A Special Email Sent To Kerry Washington!



Kerry Washington received an uber sweet email on Thursday from her Scandal co-star, Tony Goldwyn.

Yesterday, it was announced that Washington was nominated for a 2014 Emmy Award in the Best Actress in a Drama Series and Goldwyn aka Fitz couldn’t be more prod.

“I sent Kerry an email this morning going, ‘You are having some year, mama,'” the actor told E! News’ Marc Malkin.

Also nominated for their roles on the hit ABC drama, Joe Morton and Kate Burton. “It made me so glad when I heard their names today,” Goldwyn explained.

As for the new season of Scandal, Tony, who is currently promoting his new WE tv series, The Divide, tells Malkin that he isn’t sure what Shonda has up her sleeve. “I have no clue,” he said. “Where Shonda Rhimes left me last season, it’s awful. In a good way. I lost my son, I’m going to be president again and the woman I love has flown the coop.”

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced live on Monday, August 25 on NBC at 8 p.m.


Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!



Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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