Columbus Short Reveals Cocaine As Large Part of Reason He Was Fired From Scandal

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Ewwww Nessa Girl, that cocaine will mess up your life. I ain’t telling you what I heard, I’m telling you what I KNOW. Seems as if Columbus Short has learned the hard way. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Short revealed that a large factor in his exit from Scandal was his use of cocaine to cope with issues in his life. I wonder if this Negro was high when he Ray Riced his wife?

“I’ll be candid: I was struggling with drugs. I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life… I was doing cocaine and drinking a lot, and trying to balance a 16-hour work schedule a day, and a family, and I just lost myself back then.”

For the longest while, I thought that Short was simply released from the role of Harrison on the hit show because of the domestic violence incident between he and his wife. A large part of me felt like Shonda Rhimes was being a little too hard on Short by letting him go. Much to my surprise, that wasn’t the case at all. Short reveals that his Scandal family actually covered for him, and hid things from the people in charge.

“And if we’re going to be fully transparent, they {Shonda Rhimes and Scandal cast} protected me and they held me down. And that was one of the real reasons – they just wanted me to get my stuff together. Sometimes the bottom has to be dropped out for you to really get it. So I moved to Atlanta. I’ve been living there for the last five months, five-and-a-half months, and it’s just been great. It’s been life-changing.”

Chile, now that Columbus Short is in Atlanta, I hope he doesn’t link up with Tony mama and her people. They’ll have his ass tooted and booted in a heart beat. That’s why I had to stop going round there…

Check out the full video interview below. Continue reading

Prepare Yourself…for a Fourth Round of Scandal

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Written by: Spencer Blohm

For Scandal fans, the appetite for the show’s trademark high impact drama, intrigue, and, of course, scandal, was left less than satiated last season after Kerry Washington’s pregnancy resulted in the number of episodes in season three being cut from 22 down to 18. That, along with the many months that have passed since that dramatic season three finale have left many of the Gladiators ravenous! So, now that season four is almost upon us (the 25th!) where did we leave off? Warning: this post will contain spoilers so if you haven’t caught up to the season three finale you can easily binge-watch all the episodes online or on demand through DirecTV or your cable provider. Once you’ve done that, come back here and refresh your brain again for the premiere!

We last saw Olivia on board a plane, heading to an undisclosed location that turns out to be a beach, along with Jake. Following both the revelation that Mellie was raped by Fitz’s father and their son Jerry’s death, Fitz ran back to Mellie, leaving Olivia in the dust, again. After a season of back and forth between Jake and Fitz, Olivia chose Jake (well, really Fitz didn’t choose Olivia). How this will pan out in the next season is likely to be more of the same; Olivia being pulled in both directions, with perhaps more of an edge to Jake given the fact that they’ve been away together for two months before she ultimately returns to D.C. in the season four premiere. No doubt, Olivia has been lured home by Fitz who, off the sympathy of the voters following his son’s death, won his election.

As far as the death of Jerry, and Adnan, well, they were all Eli’s doing. After a season of trying to convince Olivia (and us) that he isn’t a monster and her mom (Maya) is, turns out they’re both pretty awful people. Eli killed Jerry as revenge for Fitz “taking” his daughter as well as a way to get B613 started up again with him in charge in order to hunt down Maya on behalf of Fitz. As far as Maya goes, it looks like her days of running amok are over as we last saw her in the famous hole at B613 headquarters, where Eli is sure to thoroughly enjoy torturing her.     Continue reading

ABC’s Scandal Returns. Season 4 Cast Picture + Teaser

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Chile Scandal has been gone for so long that I damn near forgot all about it. Thursday September 25 at 9pm is the date and time we can all begin to breath again because that is when life will be given. The above photo is the latest cast photo that has been released. In a true Shonda Ryhmes fashion, this photo is all kinds of cryptic. If you notice, everyone is looking straight ahead at the camera with the exception of Davie and Mellie. What’s the tea Shonda in the Honda, what’s the tea? Who knows. Let’s not forget that Scandal left off with Olivia boarding a plane on a destination unknown. The question that season 4 begs to ask is, ” where in the world is Carmen Sandiego Olivia Pope.” Quiet as its kept, she’s probably at the same place Apollo was hiding before he turned himself in. Lol

Chile Columbus Short knows he f&cked himself out of a good job. All I know is Olivia Pope’s next new hire better be Black. Oh and another thing, I hope like hell that this unrealistic love affair between Olivia and Fitz is done!!!! I’m just over it!

Get into this teaser.

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Where Are Olivia Pope’s Black Friends?

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Articled originally ran on Young Gifted & Ratchet.com

No. Seriously. Where are her Black friends?

I realized I would like Scandal a lot more if Olivia Pope had a Black girlfriend, or two, that she hung out with from time-to-time. How is it possible that this Black woman does not have any Black girlfriends she can decompress with? Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of the show. I love Kerry Washington, and I love the Black Twitter community discussions when the show airs, but, other than that, I’m really not that into Scandal. I can only be interested in the “Black woman fixes White people problem” plot for so long.

The astute cultural critics on Black Twitter noted that Olivia Pope is a career woman, and that is sort of the sole focus of her life on the show. Well, outside of her affair with the White president dude. @Ranity pointed out that, “She doesn’t have ANY friends. Which may speak to the fact that she had no mother and was sent away by her dad to boarding.” I think this is an interesting perspective, and Olivia Pope’s lack of Black friends, women or otherwise, might be intentional, but I still find it a bit odd. @JorgeCotto felt, “If Olivia Pope had friends they would have told her to lose that loser white guy a long time ago!” I could definitely see one of Olivia’s Black girlfriends being like, look girl, it’s time to cut the shit. Haha. Over on Facebook, Khepri T. pointed out that Olivia’s not even liked by her parents though. It’s hard out there for Olivia Pope in the realm of relationships outside of work.  Continue reading

Shonda Rhimes Gives The REALEST Commencement Speech Ever, “Be A Do-er Not A Dreamer”

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Move over Oprah and got to hell Pastor. Shonda is my Doctor, she writes out all my scriptions, she gives me all of my medicine, in my room. Come on somebody!

It think you guys have been following me long enough to know that I am about as anti-regime as they come. Pretty little boxes, and cute little houses with picket fences don’t work for me. Do they honestly work for anyone? It goes without saying who Shonda Rhimes is. Well, Miss Shonda in the Honda gave a commencement speech at Dartmouth (her Alma Matter) that blew my sock off and actually reaffirmed some things for me as I personally struggle with being afraid of my own success. Ok, that is about as much of my personal business that I am going to tell y’all. I tell other people’s business, NOT MINE. Nonetheless, her speech was dynamite. Shonda broke down truly what the essence of life post college graduation looks like and what the future can look like if you opt to be a Do-er not a Dreamer.

Are you a Do-er or a Dreamer? Check out Shonda’s speech then let me know. Continue reading

Columbus Short FIRED From Scandal For Real Life SCANDAL ? Where’s Olivia Pope?

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Lawd Shonda Rhimes is not playing with that a$$. Miss Shonda said “what you will not do is take your white washed ass down to da bar and punch people in the face, and you damn sure ain’t go take your ass down to da house and beat up your wife and threaten to kill her Miss Columbus Short! That’s what you not gone do!” I guess Shonda said she can show you better than she can tell you, and gave Columbus Short a pink slip. That’s right, Columbus Short has been FIRED from Scandal. Chile, now that’s the real scandal.

Columbus just released this statement:  “At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble in television today.”

Short goes on: “Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas.  I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast…” ~TMZ

[Is This Déjà Vu? Columbus Short Kicked Out The House, Then Served With A Restraining Order and Divorce Papers.]

I wonder if Oliva Pope prepared this statement for Columbus? Oh well, I guess he can go back to stomping the yard. No tea no shade, his a$$ wont be missed. As much as I loved Harrison’s (Columbus Short’s character) fine ass, he added very little value to the show. Additionally he pissed me off when he rolled up in the factory looking for Adnan Salif with no weapon on him. Dumb ass! See you in the chow line.

Thoughts?