Saturday, August 17, 2013

Did you know that SCANDAL character, Olivia Pope, was inspired by a real person?

Cable television channel BET is airing an 14-hour Scandal marathon - today - August 17th from 8A/7C to 10P/9C.  Enjoy!

Did you know that Scandal character, Olivia Pope, was inspired by a real person?

Who is the inspiration, you ask?

It's crisis-management guru and author Judy Smith. That's who. You may have recently heard that Paula Deen hired her firm, Smith & Co., to help with the backlash surrounding Deen's use of racial slurs.

Smith, who is also a Scandal Co-Executive Producer, writes about each Scandal television episode on a blog called What Would Judy Do? on ABC's website. You should definitely check it out. It is interesting to read insights from a real "fixer."

I plan to read her book, Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets, before the start of season three on October 3 (on ABC). Have you read it?

For extra credit, I might try to squeeze in Dan Bucatinsky's Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad. Bucatinsky plays the character of James on Scandal.

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