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Kerry Washington To Star In & Executive Produce Hulu Drama ‘Old City Blues’

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Kerry Washington has signed on to star in and produce an upcoming Hulu series titled ‘Old City Blues.’

Published in 2011 and written by Giannis Milonogiannis, ‘Old City Blues’ sets in the year 2048 and takes place in New Athens, on the ruins that once was known as Greece, but is now crawling with high-tech criminals including smugglers, drug dealers and corrupt politicians and powerful corporations. The potential series revolves around Solano, Thermidor and the rest of the New Athens Special Police, who endeavor to keep the city in check after the cyborg founder of a tech company is found dead.

Although it is unclear what role Kerry Washington will play, the ‘Scandal’ actress will executive produce alongside Pilar Savone. Chris Black is set to serve as showrunner and executive produce alongside Amel, while Allison Davis will pen the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Gore Verbinski will also executive produce via his Blink Wink Productions. Boom! Studios president of development Stephen Christy and CEO Ross Richie will oversee for the company.

‘Old City Blues’ is an extension of Washington’s relationship with Hulu as she is also starring in and executive producing ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ with Reese Witherspoon.

Kerry Washington Debuts Cosmetics Line With Neutrogena

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Kerry Washington may star on Scandal hit television show yet her off-screen makeup looks are drama-free.  Washington who’s red carpet beats are fresh faced glamour has created a makeup line with beauty brand Neutrogena.

Washington’s collaboration with Neutrogena includes eye and cheek palettes featuring bold, subtle hues. Kerry Washington has worked with Neutrogena since 2013 as a brand ambassador and creative consultant yet this marks her first original collection.

“On a busy day, if I keep these two essential palettes in my purse at all times — I can have other products that I toss in and out — but if I have these two, I’m armed with everything I need, no matter who I am, no matter where I’m going,” Washington says to Allure.

“I wanted it to work for everybody, for every situation, to take the complexity out of it and just have your essential kit.”

You can get your hands on the both palettes by shopping with Ulta stores or Ulta.com

Kerry Washington And Neutrogena Join Forces For Makeup Collab

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As if the news of the Aaliyah and MAC Cosmetics collaboration wasn’t exciting enough, there is now another beauty partnership to be on the lookout for, which will be available exclusively at Ulta.

Actress Kerry Washington took to social media to tease at a new makeup collaboration with Neutrogena. Although the two have been very secretive about exactly what that product is, a photo on the Neutrogena website suggests that it could be an eyeshadow palette, but that has not been confirmed.

Whatever it is, Neutrogena describes it as an essential that is inspired by you and curated by Kerry Washington. The makeup collaboration will be released on April 8th.

Kerry Washington Producing Southside Chicago-Based Drama Series for Facebook Watch

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Facebook is continuing its push into scripted programming, ordering a new drama series for its platform for original content, Watch.

It is a project produced by Kerry Washington and so far, Madison Pettis and Hayley Kiyoko have been tapped to star.

According to Variety, “Five Points is set on the South Side of Chicago and takes a look at high school students from five unique points of view. When a life-changing event occurs, all of these different perspectives will be necessary to understand the truth.” The other three teens have not been cast yet.

The series was created by Adam Giaudrone, who will serve as writer and executive produce. Washington and Jon & Jake Avnet of Indigenous Media will also executive produce, and Ben Fast will also be a producer. Rodrigo Garcia and Thomas Carter will also executive produce, with Carter as the series’ director.

Facebook Watch’s current original content includes reality series on  Ball in the Family and Loosely Exactly Nicole, which it took over from MTV.

This is another project for Washington behind-the-scenes. She has an overall deal at ABC and has some things in the works over there, including the comedy Melting Pot and a drama series on four LAPD women cops.

She’s also exec producing Universal’s City of Saints and Thieves with Will Packer, directed by Melina Matsoukas.

Pettis has an extensive resume as a child actress, and is most known for her role on the first spinoff of That’s So Raven entitled, Cory in the House, from 2007-2008. Since then she’s starred in the kids’ series Life with Boys and Lab Rats. 

Together we are Stronger: FLOTUS Speaks on First-Ever United States of Women Summit

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The first ever Women Summit is on its way June 14th with a special message from the First Lady.

Michelle Obama organized along side the Department of State, the Department of Labor, the Aspen Institute and Civic Nation to bring the United State of Women Summit. The enormous meeting is fashioned to acknowledge the great strides in gender equality and the further work that needs to be done. These issues will be discussed among a panel of advocates for the cause, as well as successful business leaders in the industry.

Women from, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laverne Cox to the first female coach in the NFL Dr. Jen Welter, showed their support in the movement by making their own pledges for #StateofWomen. But don’t worry! Just because registration for the event is closed doesn’t mean you’re too late to enjoy the summit. You can still watch all the inspiration on their live stream here.

Find more information and how you can make a difference on the United State of Women site. Watch Michelle Obama’s letter to Medium, “Together, We Are Stronger” featuring Kerry Washington, Meryl Streep, and more below.

Black History Month Appreciation (Day 28): Kerry Washington

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It’s been an incredible #LiveCivilBHM series as we’ve been able to honor tons of iconic figures in music, sports, and much more. But, as this year’s Black History Month comes to an end, we’re acknowledging and thanking Kerry Washington for her contribution to society.

The 39-year-old is not only an amazing actress who refuses to let societal norms dim her light in any way, but she’s an intellectual fashion and role model who handles life with such style and grace.

For several years, the Bronx native has been working to end domestic violence. Last year, she revealed the Purple Purse Campaign to raise awareness towards the cause, as Kerry helped designed the purse to give women the necessary resources to fight against the hard-hitting issue.

The actress also became the first African-American in nearly 40 years to earn a nomination in a lead series during the Primetime Emmy Awards, and although she lost, her moment alongside Diahann Carroll was one for the history books. Having both icons standing in unity side by side was a historical moment and shed light on the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

Aside from rising to reach the top, Dr. Washington is pure beauty and brains. In 2013, the Scandal hit-star received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts and delivered an insightful, motivational speech at her alma mater George Washington University, where she dropped some serious words of wisdom.

Thank you, Kerry Washington, for always being an inspiration to women everywhere and standing up for what you believe in. Happy Black History Month, and stay tuned for the last installment of our #LiveCivilBHM series tomorrow.

New ShondaLand Project With Kerry Washington is Developing at ABC

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Shonda Rhimes is on a roll at ABC with Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away With Murder. Now, she’s producing a brand new show with her Scandal stars.

Kerry Washington and Katie Lowe, who plays Quinn Perkins, have signed on to executive produce and star in the series. The official title hasn’t been given yet, but the developing program is a dramatic comedy about a group of young nannies who has to deal with their employers’ family craziness.

Stay on Living Civil to find when the show official drops!

Congratulations, ladies. Girl power!

Kerry Washington Reveals Purple Purse Campaign To Raise Awareness For Domestic Violence

We all know that Kerry Washington is an amazing actress, but her latest venture proves why she’s an even more amazing person.

Kerry has partnered up with the Allstate Foundation for an all new Purple Purse campaign starting October 1st in order to raise awareness for domestic violence. The limited edition handbag that Kerry helped design with popular designer Dee Ocleppo is to set raise awareness, fund, and give women the necessary resources to fight against the hard-hitting issue of domestic violence.

The actress tells TIME, “Financial abuse is the hidden weapon. We don’t necessarily see it the way you would see a black eye. But it is the number one reason women stay in abusive relationships. And even when they leave, it’s the number one reason why they go back. It’s very real in the lives of these women, whether it’s destroyed credit or losing a job or not being able to get to a job by losing transportation or access to cash.

For more information abut Kerry Washington’s Purple Purse campaign, head over to PurplePurse.com and starting October 1st, support the important cause.

Apple Music’s New Commercial Starring Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson, and Kerry Washington is AMAZING

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Apple Music’s new commercial will make you rethink your #SquadGoals.  Starring Mary J. Blige, Taraji P. Henson, and Kerry Washington, the commercial aired during the annual Emmy Awards and it is absolutly amazing!

The spot shows the three ladies getting together and jamming away to a customized mixtape/playlist presented by Apple Music.  And if that’s not enough, the commercial was directed by Ava DuVernay making this a #BlackGirlMagic moment all around.

DuVernay later tweeted that this was just one of three commercial staring the three ladies. The other two will be released later in the week and we can’t wait.

Check out the commercial below. Warning: you’ll probably want to purchase Apple Music after.

Kerry Washington Graces The Cover Of SELF Magazine

Don’t ask Kerry Washington how she got her post-baby-body back anytime soon because she won’t give you a solid answer.

The TV star glows on the cover of SELF‘s September issue, as she explains “I’ve been really focused on not being ‘back’ to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body is the site of a miracle now. I don’t want to be pre-miracle.”

Kerry welcomed a baby girl in April of 2014. Since then, her daughter’s schedule has controlled Washington’s workout schedule. Kerry states,

“I try to get it in so I can be back with my kid early. I have to take care of myself in order to live life the way I want to. It’s important to have rest days,” the actress tells the magazine. “But in the long run, if I don’t work out for, like, three days, I feel worse, not better.”

Check out Kerry Washington on the cover of SELF‘s Magazine below and make sure you grab yourself a copy when it hits stores in just a few days.

I’m so excited to share this becuz I’ve been a fan of @selfmagazine for a LONG time. Guess who’s on the September cover…

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama And Kerry Washington Cover ‘Glamour’ Magazine

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Glamour Magazine reels in actresses Sarah Jessica Parker and Kerry Washington to pose alongside first lady Michelle Obama for the cover of their May 2015 “Power Women” issue.

The three women have reportedly joined forces for a not-yet announced major initiative. The cover and editorial spread was shot by Patrick Demarchelier and styled by Laura Ferrara. Look out for the May 2015 issue and stay tuned for more information about this secret initiative.

Kerry Washington Delivers Powerful and Stirring Speech at GLAAD Media Awards

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Last night (March 23), Kerry Washington accepted the Vanguard Award at the annual GLAAD Media Awards. As she accepted her award, the Scandal star delivered a speech that brought audience members to their feet with a resounding round of applause.

Before her speech even began, Washington warned, “I’m going to say some stuff. I might be preaching to the choir but I’m going to say it. I think some stuff needs to be said.”

She continued her speech discussing equality for everyone and the ongoing lack of support for disenfranchised communities. She emphasized the importance of telling stories that represent everyone.

“Women, poor people, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, gay men, lesibans, bisexuals, transpeople, intersex people, we have been pitted against each other and made to feel like there a limited seats at the table for those of us who fall into the category of other,” she said. “As a result we have become afraid of one another, we compete with one another, we judge one another, we judge one another.”

Check out the fierce, open and very raw speech above.