Lena Dunham Hires the Real Life Olivia Pope

After an increasingly dramatic few years and a particularly dramatic few months, Lena Dunham has hired Judy Smith, the crisis management expert whom Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope was modeled off, as well as publicist Cindi Berger, who works with Mariah Carey and Rosie O'Donnell, among others. » 1/19/15 10:10am 1/19/15 10:10am

Advice From the Real Olivia Pope

On the ABC show Scandal, Olivia Pope is a fixer, specializing in crisis management. Her clients have delicate, urgent, serious problems; she solves them. As you may know, Olivia Pope is based on America's number one crisis management expert, Judy Smith. One lucky reader was chosen to be counseled by Ms. Smith; her… » 5/15/12 5:30pm 5/15/12 5:30pm

Got a Crisis on Your Hands? Get Help From a Professional Fixer

Admit it: Something's wrong. Maybe you've got finance drama. Perhaps someone at work is making your life miserable. Or it could be that you accidentally sent an embarrassing email to your boss. Now what the hell are you going to do? » 4/17/12 5:20pm 4/17/12 5:20pm

New Lady-Centric Show From Creator Of Grey's Anatomy

The ABC pilot, from writer-producer Shonda Rhimes, revolves around "the life and work of a professional fixer and her dysfunctional staff." It's based on the life of a fascinating woman. » 12/20/10 12:24pm 12/20/10 12:24pm