- Created on 09 December 2013
SCANDAL - 'A Door Marked Exit' - Now that the truth is out there, things will never be the same and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions, on ABC's 'Scandal,' THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Danny Feld/ABC via Getty Images)KERRY WASHINGTON | Danny Feld via Getty Images
LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC says it will air four fewer episodes of "Scandal" than planned this season.
The network on Friday didn't say why it will broadcast 18 instead of 22 episodes. But the decision follows word that "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and her new husband, football player Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM'-dee AH'-suhm-wah), are expecting a baby.
The shortened schedule will wrap production early for its pregnant star.
After next Thursday's episode airs, "Scandal" will take a break and then return in late February with the final episodes of season three.
The drama series about Washington, D.C., intrigue is a ratings hit for ABC and earned an Emmy nomination for its lead actress.
- Created on 06 December 2013
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Child star Kim Fields (pictured) gave birth to her second child, a boy named Quincy Xavier, on Tuesday at an Atlanta medical facility, according to People Magazine.
Even though the former "Facts of Life" and "Living Single" star is 44 years old and has raised the brows of a few of her fans because of her decision to conceive at a later age, she tells People Magazine, "If I'm encouraging to anybody...it's not like I'm the poster child for over 40 and pregnant."
Motherhood among fortysomethings has become quite common, even though pushing childbirth to later in life can lessen fertility and/or risk disorders.
Although fertility doctors warn about the risks of pushing parenthood too late, there are plenty of reasons to wait, and in Fields' case, she had experienced two miscarriages prior to giving birth to Quincy.
Fields has been married to Christopher Morgan since 2007, and they already have another son, 6-year-old Sebastian Alexander. Fields has revealed publicly that the 8 pound, 8 ounce addition to her family was indeed a planned one, and despite her age, she believes, her latest gift is a blessing.
When Fields was experiencing a few odd symptoms before learning of her pregnancy, she thought she was just perimenopausal and dehydrated, so when her physician delivered the pregnancy news, she was floored. "They tested me and said, 'Oh honey, you're not dehydrated. You're two months pregnant,'" she told hosts of the "The Real."
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- Created on 07 December 2013
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You can Learn more about the achievements of Nelson Mandela by reading the history and studying his own quotes, but you can also learn about the life of Mandela through the many portrayals of the world leader in the movies. There have been a number of actors taking on the legendary role, including Danny Glover, Terrence Howard, Morgan Freeman, and most recently Idris Elba in "Long Walk To Freedom."
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- Created on 05 December 2013
Circa 1964: American soul vocal pop group the Isley Brothers (left to right) O'Kelly Isley Jnr, Ronnie Isley and Rudolph Isley, who just purchased R. Kelly's Chicago-area mansion. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images) | Evening Standard via Getty Images
It turns out Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly's foreclosed Chicago-area mansion will remain in a musician's hands.
According to the Chicago Tribune, 74-year-old soul legend Rudolph Isley, a founding former member of the Isley Brothers, has purchased Kelly's 14,525-square-foot Olympia Fields, Ill. home for a steal: $587,500.
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