“We only need two words to describe how we feel about the HBIC of ‘Scandal,’ Olivia Pope: It’s. Handled. Here are more: Olivia is a smart, passionate and compelling leader who — gasp! — still manages to have a full personal life. While we can’t quite understand the attraction to Fitz (WHY?), Olivia is at the top of our list to catch up with over a glass of red.” - Kase Wickman (x)
30. Jake Ballard, “Scandal”
“If there’s one man we want to stand in the sun with, it’s Jake Ballard. Sorry, Fitz, but the confines of the White House are just a little too shady for us, if you know what we mean. Over the latest season of ‘Scandal,’ Jake has been secretive, sexy and scary in turn — sometimes all at once. Whether he’s acting as Command or Olivia’s beach companion, we’re Team Jake all the way.” - KW (x)
Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes Ten Minutes Ago/Ten Minutes Mashup
Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes
OK WHAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR!
one of the most beautiful and breathtaking experiences ever was performed last night by Jeremy Jordan and Laura Osnes. It was my first experience seeing them perform live together and I was floored. It was incredible. Was an amazing show and Laura performing with Jeremy was the best surprise ever! :) They were both perfect (as always :) )
Also sorry guys for my crying and talking during some of it. My bad! 😊
“everyone is strong and vulnerable and complicated in the most amazing way.” - jessie mueller, about the characters played by the nominees for best actress in a musical in 2014
a collection of my favorite women characters in musical theatre
01. moments in the woods (into the woods); the baker’s wife // 02. to build a home (the bridges of madison county); francesca johnson // 03. all to pieces (violet); violet karl // 04. i’ll know (guys and dolls); sarah brown // 05. getting married today (company); amy // 06. be on your own (nine); louisa // 07. little lamb (gypsy); louise // 08. a cockeyed optimist (south pacific); ensign nellie forbush // 09. fable (the light in the piazza); margaret johnson // 10. always starting over (if/then); elizabeth vaughn // 11. do it alone (parade); lucille frank // 12. beautiful (beautiful: the carole king musical); carole king // 13. back to before (ragtime); mother // 14. i miss the mountains (next to normal); diana goodman // 15. who will love me as i am? (side show); daisy and violet hilton // 16. till there was you (the music man); marian paroo // 17. is it really me? (110 in the shade); lizzy curry // 18. everything’s coming up roses (gypsy); mama rose
RIP Edward Herrmann (1943-2014) - The famous character actor best known for his roles as wealthy and powerful man in many films and series, has died today age 71 due to a brain cancer. Among the rich characteres he played his most famous were Richie Rich’s father in 1994’s Richie Rich, as lovely Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls (2000-2007), Nelson Rockefeller in Oliver Stone’s Nixon (1995). Also appeared in The Paper Chase (1973), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), The Great Gatsby (1974), The Great Waldo Pepper (1975), Reds (1981), Annie (1982), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), The Lost Boys (1987), Big Business (1988), Hero (1992), The Emperor’s Club (2002), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Welcome to Mooseport (2004), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), most recently, and recurring roles in Grey’s Anatomy, Oz, Harry’s Law, St. Elsewhere, The Practice (which earned him an EMMY as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 1999) and The Good Wife. Herrmann also especialized in playing real life characters such as Lou Gehrig, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (several times in many tv movies and in Annie also), Max Eastman, George Bernard Shaw, Fred Friendly, Alger Hiss, among many others. That fame helped him to become the voice behind many specials on The History Channel. He’ll be greatly missed.
Winston Churchill stated that Turing made the single greatest contribution in Britain’s war effort.
Cumberbatch confessed that in one of the final scenes of the film he couldn’t stop crying and had a breakdown. It was, as he said, “being an actor or a person that had grown incredibly fond of the character and thinking what he had suffered and how that had affected him.”
In an interview with USA Today, Cumberbatch said of Turing’s Royal Pardon, “The only person who should be pardoning anybody is him (Turing). Hopefully, the film will bring to the fore what an extraordinary human being he was and how appalling (his treatment by the government was). It’s a really shameful, disgraceful part of our history.”
On 27 November 2014, ahead of the film’s US release, The New York Times reprinted the original 1942 crossword puzzle from The Daily Telegraph used in recruiting code breakers at Bletchley Park during World War II. Entrants who solve the puzzle can mail in their results for a chance to win a trip for two to London and a tour of the famous Bletchley Park facilities.