OLIVIA POPE: And Kerry Washington, per People, "If one of the main reasons you watch Scandal is to take notes on Olivia Pope's flawless style (and, fine, for those steamy makeout scenes with Fitz), then you're going to be really excited about this news. The Limited is launching a fall collection inspired by the ABC drama. (Fitz not included.) And Kerry Washington had a hand in the designs herself!.
"The actress and Scandal costume designer Lyn Paolo partnered with the design team at The Limited to create a 42-piece collection which channels the style the of super-chic Washington, D.C. "fixer" played by Washington. Hitting stores in late September, the new line will include a range of tops, pants, jackets and of course some outerwear (no one on TV has better coats!), with prices starting at $49." http://bit.ly/1pOwAlw
JEWS, GAYS AND GARY OLDMAN: Just the facts, per The Hollywood Reporter, "Gary Oldman has apologized for defending fellow actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin from critics of their controversial remarks about Jews and gays.
"I am deeply remorseful that comments I recently made in the Playboy interview were offensive to many Jewish people," Oldman wrote in an open letter to the Anti-Defamation League late on Tuesday. "Upon reading my comments in printI see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype." ADL national director Abraham Foxman wasn't persuaded by Oldman's apology, though." http://bit.ly/1lQa3TM
OBIT: Of versatility, per the New York Times, "Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation's most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 98. His death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine.
"A self-styled journeyman actor, the versatile Mr. Wallach appeared in scores of roles, often with his wife, Anne Jackson. No matter the part, he always seemed at ease and in control, whether playing a Mexican bandit in the 1960 western "The Magnificent Seven," a bumbling clerk in Ionesco's allegorical play "Rhinoceros," a henpecked French general in Jean Anouilh's "Waltz of the Toreadors," Clark Gable's sidekick in "The Misfits" or a Mafia don in "The Godfather: Part III." '' http://nyti.ms/1yOnfhV
TV DOINGS: Or not, per the Los Angeles Times, "The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a start-up company that streams local TV signals to consumers over the Internet via remote antennas, violates the Copyright Act. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court dismissed Aereo's argument that it was merely an antenna service and compared it to a cable system. Aereo, which is available in 11 markets, charges customers between $8 and $12 a month for its service, which includes a cloud-based digital video recorder." http://lat.ms/UK3NmJ
MICHAEL JACKSON: Of a somber anniversary, per US Weekly, "Five years after Michael Jackson's death, his legacy lives on. Celebrities from Ludacris to Suzanne Somers took to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday, June 25, to commemorate the late pop giant on the fifth anniversary of his passing.
"Jackson died on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50. The performing legend passed away in his Los Angeles home, in what was ruled as the suffering of a cardiac arrest. His untimely death preceded his planned late-2000s comeback, which was scheduled around a series of sold-out shows to be held the month after he passed." http://usm.ag/1qwzB9v
KARDASHIAN ALERT: You know you like it, per Celebuzz, "Kim Kardashian always has the best airport outfits. Her latest ensemble was displayed for all on Tuesday night, when she caught a late flight out of Los Angeles . The newlywed, who enjoyed a "late night tan" just before arriving at LAX, stepped out in an all-black ensemble, complete with a fierce shade of red lipstick." http://celeb.bz/1iwp3r0
AND FINALLY: Today's mystery music video: http://bit.ly/Tx52ES --Skip Wood