Kerry Washington: On Scandal, the Gov't Shutdown Would've Been Handled

Patron saint of poise and conceptual trench coats Kerry Washington spoke at a panel (about herself) at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The lovely and amazing woman had a lot to say, as would anyone on a panel entitled "She's Making Media: Kerry Washington."

When asked about the government shutdown, she responded:

"I don't know what Olivia would do, but I think in Olivia's world Cyrus would have handled it way before she would have to get involved... I think our president is doing an extraordinary job and I think its really unfortunate that so many people are without work right now at a time where a lot of people can't afford it, and I wish that Congress can be more cooperative."

When asked about her recent wedding, she responded, "I hate keeping secrets; that is the worst thing for me, because I always want to talk about it." But, still, it's none of anyone's business, you nosy fools — she added, "I am really private about my personal life."

More panels about Kerry Washington featuring Kerry Washington as a panelist! I demand it! [E!, E!]


Kerry Washington: On Scandal, the Gov't Shutdown Would've Been Handled

In really horrible and devastating news, the final report from the B.C. Ministry of Justice on Cory Monteith's death has just been released. According to the report, the late Glee star died of "intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol." The findings confirm that his death was accidental.

According to the report, investigators on the scene found drug paraphernalia in Monteith's hotel room, including "a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, along with two empty champagne bottles and glasses." The report also confirms that Monteith's abstinence from using opiates had lessened his tolerance to the drug, increasing its toxicity. So, so tragic and heartbreaking. [Billboard]


Kerry Washington: On Scandal, the Gov't Shutdown Would've Been Handled

The L.A. County district attorney's office will not be pressing charges against Justin Bieber for being a little maniac, spitting in his neighbor's face, consorting with the devil (probably), etc. In an email, the deputy District Attorney confirmed to E! that spitting in a man's face "seems disproportionate and immature"; however, the evidence doesn't show "beyond a reasonable doubt" that the Biebz's actions were criminal.

As Voltaire famously said, "I do not agree with what you do upon the face of your neighbor, but I'll defend to the death your right to do it." [E!]


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