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*SCANDAL* Episode (2) Recap: “Dirty Little Secrets”

S1, E2 : “Dirty Little Secrets”¬†

Episode 2 picks up right where the first left off, as Olivia Pope takes on a new major client for the week. Washington DC’s number one madam Sharon Marquette, needs the Pope agency to protect her client list and plethora of assets from the Distract Attourney’s office. Dating back to 1986, the list contains a many senators and congressmen, even Supreme Court nominee and President’s pick Patrick Keating. Of course Olivia figures this connection out and dashes to the White House to alert the President’s team of the incoming media bomb, but not before having a standoff with antagonist JJ, counseling Mr. and Mrs. Keating (now new clients as well-duh), and assigning newbie agent Quinn to monitor Amanda Tanner in the hospital.

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Awkward Black Girl: NEW EPISODE!!

If you’ve haven’t heard of the Awkward Black Girl Series, then safe to say your Internet life has been more than dull for the last few months. Writer, director, and comedic jewel Isa Raye created an online comedy series that has become wildly popular even landing her on CNN! Funnier and far more relatable than many current offerings on television right now, her latest mis-adventure was just released. Check it out below, and get caught up on episodes 1-8 (the one’s you’ve missed). Hoping she’s picked up by a major network, and continue to support her hilarious efforts! ūüôā ūüôā

The Green Room: Atlanta’s New Spot For Artists

Thursday night, Atlanta celebs partied in Buckhead, celebrating the launch of The Green Room Lounge, a new creative space with actors and artists in mind. A concept of actress, producer, and director Terri J. Vaughn (often recognized from the Steve Harvey Show), co-owned by Attorney Shannon K. Nash, film producer Roger Bobb (BobbCat Films) and retired NBA player Adonal Foyle, The Green Room Lounge is¬†a creative’s intimate spot to mingle with peers, hone the craft via class offerings, or showcase talents on the stage.¬†Taking inspiration from LA’s Samuel French Theatre and Film Bookshop, it is an actor’s haven.

The private launch party previewed a throwback to old glamour theme throughout the building, visible in framed Black Hollywood movie posters, book selections in the bookstore, beautiful chandeliers, and furniture reminiscent of an old Hollywood meeting room.¬†Chef Jason Ellis (Hell’s Kitchen) prepared hors d’oeuvres¬†for guests, as they enjoyed live performances from several beloved artists including Anthony David and Angie Stone, and Nicci Gilbert (formerly of Brownstone). The Green Room Lounge was Nelly-video temperature, wall-to-wall packed, filled with beautiful energy and people.¬†Everyone clearly had a wonderful time!¬†Terri’s celebrity friends came out in support including: ¬†Mayor Kasim Reed * Roger Bobb, Producer/Film Mogul * Jasmine Guy, Director/Producer/Actress *¬†Melinda Williams, Actress * Lisa Wu Hartwell, RHOA/Actress *¬†Tommy Ford, Actor * Clifton Powell, Actor * Lisa Arrindell Anderson * Demetria McKinney, Actress * Frank Ski, Radio Personality * Kwanzaa Hall, Atlanta City Councilman * G Garvin, Chef, TV Star * Derek Blanks, Photographer * Rashan Ali, Personality, Actress * Chanita Foster, VH1 Reality Star * Derek J, Hair Stylist, Reality TV Star * Mali Hunter, Actress, Producer, Artist *¬†And many more!

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Terri J. Vaughn stated, “My goal is to provide a supportive and nurturing community for Atlanta-based talent where they can feel a sense of camaraderie.”¬†The fabulous launch also benefitted two non-profit organizations, Take Wings Foundation and Colored My Mind.¬†An awesome addition to Atlanta’s burgeoning TV/Film industries, The Green Room Lounge is another sign that trailblazers in the arts are building the Hollywood of the South.¬†Congratulations to the owners and staff of The Green Room Lounge, and thank you to the Garner Circle.

Peace,

Dawnavette