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September 23, 2014

By Natalia Wojcik, Crimson Staff Writer

Inspired by the Skimm. All the things that you missed in TV, movies, books, and more. Warning: spoilers ahead.

Quote: “Final thing: (then I am gonna do some yoga): how come I am not  ‘an angry black woman’ the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants? @nytimes” - Shonda Rhimes on Friday via her twitter. Good question.

A Scandal About ‘Scandal’

Alessandra Stanley, a reporter for The New York Times, recently wrote an article in anticipation of the new series “How to Get Away with Murder”,saying, “When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called ‘How to Get Away with Being an Angry Black Woman.’” Stanley later defended her article on BuzzFeed after receiving backlash on Twitter and sparking many response articles, but it appears the damage has been done. People everywhere remain displeased over the article.

All of this controversy has overshadowed the fact that “Scandal” recently released a teaser for their new season, which premieres on Sept. 25, the same night as the exciting new series led by Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder. While fans may have been a little uncertain about the direction “Scandal” would take after Olivia jetted off with Jake, the trailer has reaffirmed that the reins are in good hands. It seems like Shonda’s still got it. Expect this new season to be a firecracker.

Freaks and (No) Geeks

“American Horror Story” is coming back for its fourth season, “Freak Show,” premiering on Oct. 8. The studio released a few snippets a couple of weeks ago to appease eager fans and recently debuted a full length trailer. These spine-tingling appetizers introduced viewers to this season’s terrifyingly grotesque new villain  “Twisty the Clown” and revealed some of the cast, including fan favorite Jessica Lange in her new role as a former cabaret star turned show manager. Audiences are also highly anticipating the addition of the world’s smallest woman, Jyoti Amge, to the cast and the return of Naomi Grossman, who will reprise her role as Pepper from season two.

Hodor No More?

That’s right—according to actor Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor, both Bran and his giant companion will be absent from the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones.” While viewers might be saddened by this news, anyone who has read the books knows fans won’t miss much, as the loveable pair spends the next few books wandering rather uneventfully through the North. While these characters will be missed, Tywin Lannister may make an unexpected return. In a recent interview with MTV, actor Charles Dance, who plays the role of the recently deceased Tywin Lannister, hinted that we “haven’t seen the last of [him].”

What to say to your friend who’s a Snapchat addict...

You’re not alone. Snapchat has given us a peek not only into our friends’ lives but also in major events like the World Cup. With its over 200-second-long story submitted from everyone from members of the public to celebrities, the fashion industry is now also following the footsteps of teens across America and started Snapchatting sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes of NYC’s recent fashion week. It seems fitting that this ever-mutable industry has adopted Snapchat to capture its ephemeral events.

What to say to your friend who wants to be a triple threat…

Try following in the footsteps of model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne, who just landed the lead role of Margo in an adaptation of John Green’s novel “Paper Towns.” In fact, the fashion icon, renowned for her signature eyebrows, has been building her acting resume since 2012, but this will be her first time starring in a major motion picture

What to say to your friend who’s had a Kit-Kat but still needs a break...

Don’t bother getting out of bed. “Gilmore Girls” is coming to a computer screen near you starting Oct. 1, courtesy of Netflix. No judgement from the rest of us, who will also probably curl up with Rory and Lorelai during midterm week to de-stress.

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