#Scandal Scoop from E News, EW and TVGuide

E! News: Kerry Washington Wrote This Headline: “We Know Where Olivia Pope Is on Scandal and It’s Crazier Than You Think”

“I know where Olivia went, but I really don’t know a lot,” Kerry told us, at Allstate’s unveiling of the Purple Purse Program (more info on that important cause below—so please keep reading!). “I’m actualy glad we dont get like a full outline of the season, because then I don’t have to feel bad about lying to people and not telling things. I don’t know what’s going on. All I have is through episode four, so I know a bit more than you do.”

TV Guide Mega Buzz

What’s up with Portia de Rossi on Scandal? — Nancy
Jeff Perry teases that de Rossi will figure “prominently” next season as a “professional in politics,” and he will be part of her arc, as Fitz and Cyrus have a renewed focus on work. We still don’t know her name yet, but might she be the “Julia” in the first episode’s title, “Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia”?

EW: ‘Private Practice’ alum Brian Benben heads to ‘Scandal’


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Brian Benben is returning to Shondaland. The Private Practice alum has landed a guest-starring role on Scandal, EW has learned exclusively.