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TV’s Hottest Men

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Television brings to us every week some of the most gorgeous hunks. They make it a pleasure to watch and drool at their ripped bodies. There are so many of them to choose from as well. There are firemen and cops, detectives and doctors, musicians and politicians. There is even a President in the mix. Jen and I had fun with this post and we hope it will entertain you. If your faves aren’t here, let us know and then we can do a second article .

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My pick for the hottest guy on television is the POTUS on “Scandal” . Fitzgerald Grant or Tony Goldwyn. Now that he is divorced , there has been even more shirtless scenes in the White House as he explores his new freedom. Hopefully we will see him with the love of his life , Olivia Pope again in Season Six. Tony has also starred in the movie , “The Belko Experiment.”

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Jen’s man is that man about town and space, Nathan Fillion. Nathan is currently doing a recurring role on another ABC hit , “Modern Family” . Rainer Shine is the local weatherman and he is dating the daughter of Phil. Nathan has also starred on “Castle” and “Firefly”He has also guested on “Brooklyn Nine Nine and played himself on “The Big Bang Theory” Nathan is also a voice in “Cars 3” for Di

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Jussie Smollett is the smokin hot piece of chocolate that plays the gay son on “Empire” , Jamal Lyon. Talented , sexy , and gay …we don’t care he likes the boys. He is still great to look at.

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Bryshere “Yaz” Grey is the baby of the Lyon family, Hakeem on “Empire” . He is a rapper , a fighter, and a lover. He actually became a daddy very recently.

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Olivia Pope has had a difficult decision for about three years now. Scott Foley is part of the Presidential love triangle on “Scandal” as Capt Jake Ballard. Will she choose Jake or his buddy, Fitz?  Jake is also now poised to be VEEP to Mellie Grant’s POTUS. Who will rule the Oval?

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How can a guy be sexy as a gay man and a daddy? Well just ask the star of Fox’s “24 Legacy” , Dan Bucatinsky. He is an author , producer, and Emmy award winning actor. Dan is the computer geek Andy Salowitz that helps the team. Before this, Dan won his Emmy for playing sweet, naive James Novak , hubby to political monster, Cyrus on “Scandal” .

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It’s been a rough go for Justin Chambers as Dr Alex Karev on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Alex is one of the two original interns of the show. He is leaning toward being with his fellow classmate, Meredith. He has been her person since Cristina left and Derek died.Now Alex is fighting his feelings for Meredith.

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It has taken viewers a while to warm up to Cornelius Walker Jr as Olivia’s newest gladiator on “Scandal.” He started as a community agitator on “The Lawn Chair.”  Eventually , he made his case and was brought on when Olivia was trying to defend her image during the whole “mistress” arc. There is one person who has managed to steal Marcus’ heart and that is the former First Lady, Mellie . He and Bellamy Young’s love scenes steam up the screen.

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 Jen and I first saw Ed Quinn when he was the futuristic Capt Max on an episode of “Castle.” Ed is now the on again off again boyfriend of Max on “Two Broke Girls” , Randy. Ed was a former model and we hope he will be the guy that sweeps Max away but lets her visit Han and the gang at the diner.

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Jack Falahee sizzles up the campus with his scenes on “How to Get Away with Murder.” His love  scenes with his lover, Oliver , have made them the new hot gay couple. Connor definitely belongs with the other ‘boys” in the Keating Five.

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“Once a gladiator, always a gladiator.” is the motto on “Scandal.” Abby was the true hero concerning Liv’s kidnapping. She called Stephen (Henry Ian Cusick)  to come and rescue her with the men who wanted to auction her off to the highest bidder. Stephen managed to accomplish the one thing that Jake and the gladiators and the White House couldn’t do, he liberated Olivia and brought her safely back to DC. That’s a real hero.

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Kevin McKidd has long been a fixture on “Grey’s Anatomy” ever since he came in and literally swept Cristina Yang off her feet. That’s a real man and so is Owen Hunt.  He is an Army man and was a surgeon over in Afghanistan. Kevin is also a singer and he comes from the land of my ancestors, Scotland. Love to hear that sexy brogue.

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There is nothing hotter than someone who risks their lives daily and for five seasons , Taylor Kinney has been causing women to sweat when he fights fires in the Second City on “Chicago Fire.” As Firefighter Kelly Severide, he has been through quite a few personal traumas as well as professional.

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Eric Dane was first known as the on call room romeo as Dr Mark Sloane on “Grey’s Anatomy” . But then Eric fell victim to another Shondaland death and Mark was dead. But we can still enjoy Eric on TNT’s “The Last Ship” . Every girl loves a man in uniform.

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David Boreanaz started life as a vampire on “Angel” then he graduated to the FBI and Temperance ‘s work partner and eventual  love interest on “Bones.” As Seeley Booth, he helps Emily Deschnel solve crimes. Sadly, this is the final season of the forensic drama.

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Peter Crause is the suave and sexy con man Benjamin Jones on “The Catch” . He plays a dangerous game as he woos Alice . But she is never sure who he really is . He is sexy as he is slimy. “The Catch” is part of ABC’s TGIT line up.

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All of the Lyon sons of “Empire” are gorgeous. The oldest son, Andre, is the troubled and manic depressive one. You have to feel sorry for how bad he is and want to hold him. Trai Byers plays him to perfection. But hands off ladies, Trai married his co star back in December, Grace who is the temptress “Boo Boo Kitty.” Andre is currently embroiled in a plot that involves getting rid of his father and taking over Empire records.

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There are men and women everyday who fight for justice and defend our country against enemies of the state and terrorists. They are the FBI agents “Quantico” Jake McLaughlin as Agent Ryan Booth fights  and romances the exotic Alex .

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It’s been touch and go and he still isn’t out of the woods for “Scandal’s” Guillermo Diaz as Diego Munoz or “Huck” . He has such a sweet face that hides the heart of a trained killer. But he is also a sexy Hispanic man, who loves Madonna . In other words, sorry gals like Jussie and Dan, he has a devoted man.

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Charles Esten plays the typical country music star , a songwriter with a broken heart . He has had enough tragedy in his life between his alcoholism and his wife’s tragic death. But Charles is also an awesome and sexy guy in real life. Deacon of “Nashville” works with a cause dear to my heart, “Light the Night for Leukemia.”

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 Ben Feldman is a Jewish hottie and I love a little kosher in my men. First , he was heavenly as “Fred” , on “Drop Dead Diva” , then he went back in time on the super hit, “Mad Men” . Now he is glad to serve you on the NBC comedy, “Superstore” as “Jonah”

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We first saw Jonathan Jackson as the son of  soap opera icons “Luke and Laura” on “General Hospital” Today he plays the devoted hubby and producer Avery Barkley  on CMT’s “Nashville” which was renewed for another season.

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 Harvey had a good friend  like Jon Huertas when he was on “Sabrina” and the gang on TGIF. But Jon made a bigger splash when he was cast as ex Army “Javier Esposito” on “Castle” .  He would accompany Rick and Kate on almost every case. But now Jon has a new role on the runaway hit , “This is Us” as “Andrew”

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Geek is the new “sexy” and that is exactly what the boys on “The Big Bang Theory” are is a group of overgrown geeks that are scientists. Kunal Nayar is the Indian astronomer , Dr Raj Koothrappali . With that smile and those twinkling eyes, what woman wouldn’t want to gaze at the stars with this man.?

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 Matt McGorry kept the peace on “OITNB”. Now he is the confused law student  Asher Millstone as a member of the “Keating” five on “How to Get Away With Murder” . He is the perfect entitled , spoiled preppy boy who is so adorable.

mon el and caraIt can get lonely when you are galaxies away from home, whether it is one planet or Krypton. But Mon El can find comfort and love in his girlfriend, Kara on “Supergirl”. Hey we can all use someone to rescue us, and if it is someone as hot and cool as Chris Wood.

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Jesse Williams is not only an actor , but an activist. He plays the rich boy surgeon, Dr Jackson Avery on “Grey’s Anatomy”. He is also sweet and sensitive , the best kind of guy.

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Jason George is one sweet piece of chocolate . He is also the man who swept Miranda Bailey off her feet on “Grey’s Anatomy” Look at him, that wasn’t hard to do. I think we would all like to have him to do that to us.

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And last but not least is the very handsome and sexy patriarch of the Lyons clan on “Empire” ,” Luscious Lyon  “Terrence Howard is an older man who is still virile and active. Plus look at those clothes, nothing sexier than a sharp dressed man.

Last Year on. . .

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The girls of TGIT are ready to get back to work(. , Kerry Washington,Ellen Pompeo  and Viola Davis )

It has been almost two months for HTGWM and “Grey’s Anatomy” and almost a year for “Scandal.”to be on Thursday nights .  It has also been an eventful year for the cast from “Scandal.” Kerry Washington gave birth to her son , Caleb . Tony has worked on three movies, a Broadway play, and campaigned for Hillary Clinton. Have we missed our gladiators? Hell yes! “Grey’s ” ended with Alex  Karev’s career in jeopardy as he waited for the verdict on his attempted murder charge  “How to Get Away with Murder” ended with the death of Wes. But some other things happened the last time we were with our friends…join us as we catch up before the big return next Thursday.

“Grey’s Anatomy”  What is Grey’s without a catastrophe? In this case, it was an apartment collapsing that brought the surgeons to arms. Alex’s case continued and Jo was called to the stand. Jo has a secret that she didn’t tell Alex, she was married before and she is still legally married to her abusive husband. Alex finally learns the secret and he is given a plea bargain of two years in prison . Meredith tells him to take the bargain. Did he go away?

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The two friends (Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers) discuss Alex going to jail.

Meanwhile the Chief’s day has gone from bad to worse. He has a patient die on the table first. Then, he finds out that Eliza Minnick has taken over the resident program and he is basically ornamental. But Webber isn’t down and out , he is going to fight . Minnick has other things to occupy her time, Arizona. Fun fact: The lady who plays Eliza is married to another one of Shonda’s actors.  Marika Dominzyk is the real life wife to “Scandal’s” Jake Ballard, Scott Foley

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Marika is here with her hubby, Scott Foley. Scott was also on “Grey’s Anatomy” . He played the sick husband of Teddy that died when Cristina operated on him. Scott is currently playing Jake Ballard on “Scandal”

Owen is a loser in love again. Amelia has sent him a dear John letter and told him she left. Will she return? Find out next Thursday.

“Scandal”  Jake is back to murdering . He is told by Rowan to murder Vanessa’s father so he can leave his billions to Vanessa and her new hubby. Rowan has a power base and it is scaring all of the gladiators. Olivia is very scared for Jake . Cyrus is making the rounds trying to find a Veep for Vargas. The first candidate is Rosen. The Republicans are preparing for the convention and there is fighting between the exes. Mellie is mad because her dear ex hubby is blowing his own horn too much. He claims she can’t win without his help. But Fitz has other things on his mind. He comes across something on Abby’s desk. It is Olivia’s medical records and they were given to her to torpedo Mellie’s campaign. Fitz finally realizes that there was problems and that is why Olivia left.He admits that he misses just talking with her. Is this the beginning of a reconciliation with Olitz?

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 Olivia (Kerry Washington) is enjoying a chat in the Oval with her ex Fitz (Tony Goldwyn)

Rowan has made a visit to Cyrus and everyone tries to sell him on Jake. Jake is Satan to Cyrus since he was the one who shot James. Olivia tries to sell him as well. Jake has asked her to save him. She comes up with the plan to have him rescued by being Mellie’s running mate. Jake tells her he dreams of a normal life with a tract house and him coaching kids ball. Olivia explodes and says how she is not normal, but extraordinary. Cyrus has found out that Michael has moved to Virginia and taken care of Ella. Tom tells him that he can take care of Michael and it would look like an accident. Cyrus and Olivia start at each other and its war between student and teacher. Someone is going back to the White House. The stage is set and the candidates have been announced.

 

Mellie (Bellamy Young)  has a new running mate … her ex husband’s friend and her campaign manager’s ex… Jake Ballard (Scott Ballard) aka Pete Harris

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And Vargas(Ricardo Chavira)  finds his own running mate..Cyrus!!!!  (Jeff Perry)

Who will win the Oval ? And what happened while they were on the Trail? Find out who will be the new President next Thursday.

How To Get Away With Murder   We know who was under the sheet . It was Wes. But the sad part is that Annalise has been put in jail as well as losing her law license . Everyone is very sad including Annalise and the other Keating kids. All of them, except for Laurel.  Laurel was also hurt in the explosion. She was not alone, she was pregnant with either Wes or Frank’s baby. Frank has disappeared . . Annalise begins to drink again.

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You’d get drunk too if you had been disbarred, fired from your teaching job, accused of murder, and had your students murder your cheating hubby. Poor Annalise …(Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner, Viola Davis)

Frank is warned by Bonnie that they are all still in danger of being revealed in the deaths of Sam and Rebecca. Rebecca’s body was discovered in the woods which brings her murder to life. Annalise burns the files having to deal with Sam and Rebecca’s murders , but leaves the door open. Connor has been having sex with Thomas and it is revealed the Oliver lied about his HIV status. He was never ill.  We also find out the truth , Wes was dead before the explosion.

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Nate has to tell Annalise that Wes is dead. But who really killed him?  (Albert Enoch)

Return to TGIT ‘s Glory Days Again With the Originals – DVD Reviews

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Fans of TGIT are all in a tither since the precious eight/nine oclock time slot that is usually occupied by the OMG show “Scandal” . won’t be back until mid season. Last year, Shonda Rhimes made history by being the first woman in prime time to completely occupy an evening on a major network. The public couldn’t get enough of these stars and the magazines raced to put them on as many covers that the fans could buy. The highlight of last season was a promo that showed the stars of “Grey’s Anatomy” , “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” dancing and having fun. This was quite a stretch from the sickness , death, and murder that the public was used to seeing each week from these characters. It also spotlighted the couples that everyone loved.

Return to the year where everything changed . Return to when Meredith Grey was dealing with the death of her husband. Feel the romance as Fitz and Olivia can finally come out into the light as a couple. Go on a roller coaster ride of a lifetime with Professor Keating and the Keating “Five” as they defend a case and Wes learns a terrible secret. ABC Studios and Shondaland proudly present “Grey’s Anatomy Season 12”, “Scandal Season 5” and “How to Get Away With Murder Season 2.” Several weeks ago, I spent a summer night drinking wine and revisiting  my favorite shows. if you are fans of Shonda’s characters, these are your must see DVDs.

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It has been a difficult year for Meredith Grey. She has had to mourn the love of her life and take care of three children while being super surgeon. Her best friend is  now on the other side of the world and she has a new “person” in Alex Karev. She has plenty of support including her sister, Maggie and Derek’s sister , Amelia. All the girls are involved in the extra curricular activity that Grey Sloan is known for-sex. Amelia struggles in her relationship with Owen. Maggie has a conflict over her relationship with D’Amico and being his  superior. Life is definitely not rosy for other doctors as Callie and Arizona gear up for the fight of their life and Jackson and April divorce and then find out that they are going to be parents again. Resident “Penny” shakes things up when she comes with Callie to Meredith’s dinner party. The doctors find out that she is the doctor that was taking care of Derek when he died. It’s the usual medical drama and romance as these surgeons explore new procedures and use their talents when one of their own is attacked. The box set doesn’t have the usual fun features like actor spotlights but fans will enjoy the deleted scenes and watching their favorites on the gag reel.

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The staff rushes to the aid of Meredith when a patient attacks her

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April and Jackson rejoice at the birth of their baby.Will it be enough to bring them back together?

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The White House is in turmoil. Fitz has fired Cyrus and thrown out Mellie. He is happy because finally Olivia and him can be together. They can come into the light finally. So begins Season Five on “Scandal” . It’s the season that starts out with hearts and flowers but alas the course of true love never runs smooth. This is especially the case for Olivia Carolyn Pope and President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant 3 . Fitz serves Mellie with divorce papers and then Olivia gets cold feet about coming out as Fitz’s girlfriend. Olivia is still suffering from PTSD from her kidnapping with disastrous results for the evil former Vice President. Most of the season is relevant in this election year as Fitz’s days in the White House are numbered and the race for the Oval is on. We finally learn the truth about the jaded past of Jake and why he is involved with Rowan. Viewers become spectators at the wedding of Jake and the mysterious Vanessa. Olivia and the gladiators get a new member as Cornelius Walker Jr. joins OPA as Marcus Walker.. He is remembered from last season’s acclaimed episode “The Lawn Chair.”  As the candidates are eliminated, Mellie finally fulfills her dream as she becomes the first woman to run for the White House. You will grab the tissues for the lovers and stay for the drama as the old Olivia is gone forever. Fans will laugh as the gladiators cut up on the gag reel . More drama is promised in the deleted scenes. My favorite is when Tony Goldwyn jumps on the couch and declares his love for Olivia mirroring the Tom Cruise “Oprah” moment.

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There is no stopping Fitz and Olivia now that Mellie is history . Will there be trouble in paradise ?

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Mellie has blackmailed Olivia into taking her all the way to the White House. Is B613 behind the election after all and will Olivia realize its her father pulling the strings once again? Join fans as we wait patiently for the results. Will it be Grant-Ballard or Vargas-Beene?

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The plot thickens in the second season of “How to Get Away With Murder.”  Emmy award winning Viola Davis continues to teach her students the ins and outs of criminal law. On the way to class though, even the teacher has secrets. Annalise explores her wild side with a female lover who returns to her life. Wes finds out horrible truths that his teacher has tried to keep from him when we find out why Wes was made a member of the team. Mourn with Annalise and the late Sam when their baby is tragically killed. Oliver and Connor continue to flourish while Bonnie and Asher explore passion. Frank questions past actions. The talented Tom Verica returns again as the late Sam Keating. as well as Cicely Tyson as Annalise ‘s mother, Ophelia .  Watch as the team unites to defend a brother and sister in the murder of their adoptive parents. But don’t stick around when the season ends. There is no where to run so the team tries to discover their truths by returning home. This includes Analise as she realizes that you truly can’t return home again. Her abusive father has returned to woo Mom and Analise isn’t having it. Fans can laugh at cast members in the gag reel and dig a little deeper with deleted scenes.

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Why does Annalise have a baby? Find out the reason in Season 2 of “How to Get Away with Murder?”

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The team has done enough so now they need to get away. Annalise goes home and tries to save her mom. Frank examines his actions of the past. What lessons will Annalise teach the kids in the upcoming season? Hang in there because we only have to wait for two more weeks.

Take a Look at Our All Star Pets and Their All Star Owners

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 The biggest stars in Hollywood are no different than us, they just want to spoil their pets. They will travel with them and they will take them to work as well. Sometimes they will even get a chance to be on screen with mom and dad. In honor of  National All American Pet Day, we present those pampered pooches and catered to kitties who call our favorites mom and daddy

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One of the most pampered and loved doggies is Josie Washington. Kerry takes her dog everywhere , including to work with her. But she shares Josie with everyone ,including this guy.

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Charles Esten of the show “Nashville” adopted his on screen dog , Blue.

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Here is “The Big Bang Theory’s ” Mayim Bialik and her cat , Esau

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She may be the ruthless and ambitious Mellie Grant on “Scandal” , but Bellamy Young has a special love for animals. She has cats and here she is with her dog, Bean. Bellamy has recently become the new spokesperson for the Human Society.

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Ellen Pompeo of “Grey’s Anatomy” treasures her dog , Gigi and takes them everywhere
 

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Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders can’t claim a pet, but front runner and Democratic candidate , Hillary Clinton has three. She loves to walk her dogs in the Hamptons with Bill. Great exercise!

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Pardon the pun but here are two “Friends” Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston walking Jen’s dog , Dolly on the beach in LA. Jen even has her own dog in one of her Aveeno commercials.

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Here is super spy and Vice Presidential candidate , Scott Foley , with his cat, Stinky Joe. It’s a full house at the Foley’s with kids and animals both.

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She was the ex wife of McDreamy and has kissed her way through Shondaland, including playing the wife of none other than Tony “POTUS” Goldwyn in “Felt” Here Kate Walsh relaxes with her kitties, Pablo and Billy

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It’s hard to relax after running a busy hospital, but Jim Pickens aka Dr Richard Webber finds a ride on his horse very relaxing. Ride em Chief!

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Here is the most adorable POTUS again as he babysits his daughter’s fur baby, Mika. Tony truly loves dogs

Stana Katic of the late “Castle” is just too talented to not have a job. I am sure her dog, Sonar , agrees. Here is Stana and Sonar on the set of “Castle.”

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Here are other “Castle” stars and real life husband and wife, Seamus and Julianna Dever. The couple played Kevin and Jenny Ryan and they treasure their fur babies. Love the beagle, Detective Ryan!

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Along with stars Kaley Cuoco, Bellamy Young, “Empire’s” own Cookie, is also an advocate for animals as well . Here is Taraje P Henson’s own Uncle Willie in a PETA ad.

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The very cool Ellen DeGeneres and her wife , the devious Elizabeth North on “Scandal”, Portia DeRossi are true animal lovers. They have dogs, cats, and a horse. Here the dogs shared as part of the couple’s wedding day.

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One of the darlins of “Nashville” , Hayden Pantierre truly loves all of her dogs.

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“Two Broke Girls” star Kat Dennings thinks that her pet pig is Pork- tastic

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“Chicago Fire’ ‘s own Taylor Kinney shares dogs and a cat with his lady love, Lady Gaga. Taylor is holding Asia and Gaga holds Koji

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 Who you gonna call? Ernie Hudson and his own dog that is coincidentally named , Winston Ernie will be reprising his role in the new “Ghostbusters” movie that opens on the 15th.

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“Supergirl “herself, Melissa Benoist thinks her puppies are super! So do we. Super cute.

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Here is Bryshere Gray of “Empire” with a pup that is fit for a prince. Prince is the adorable pups name.

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Matt McGorry’s dog should be told “how to get away with cuteness” . Matt is the adorable Asher on “How to Get Away With Murder”

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Legendary star, Jane Fonda is pictured here with her dog. Jane is tearing it up with Lily Tomlin in Netflix’s hit, “Grace and Frankie”

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Here is Laura Prepon of “Orange is the New Black” with Lambert

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We finish up our celebrity salute with another television President, Kevin Spacey “President Francis Underwood” in “House of Cards” is pictured with Boston

A Salute on International Women’s Day- Prime Time’s Strongest Women

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Today is a day of celebration. It is a day to celebrate being a woman and being a survivor . We are all survivors, no matter the battles we have to fight. We are all shapes, all colors, all ethnicities, and also sexual orientations. Today is truly a day to be proud. On this special day, Chitownstarconnections salutes the women of prime time who are our heroes, our role models, our sisters.

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Stana Katic as Captain Kate Beckett from “Castle”

Kate Beckett has spent her life trying to fight for justice. She became a cop to get justice for her mother’s murder. She is the hot cop with the gun who has risen through the ranks to become a captain in the NYPD. On the way she has been tortured, shot, and found the love of her life, Richard or as she calls him “Castle”

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Julianna Marguilies as Alicia Flores on “The Good Wife”

Alicia had the perfect life and a model politician for a husband. That is until her husband was framed in a sex scandal. Her life was turned upside down. She was now the breadwinner for her family while her husband was sitting in prison. After many years, she took her law degree and went back to work at a prestigious law firm in Chicago. She stood by her man despite these setbacks and continued to support him in an unsuccessful run for the Presidency.

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Ellen Pompeo as Dr Meredith Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy”

For twelve seasons, Meredith Grey has traveled a journey that began when she met her new boss in a bar and slept with him. But on this journey, she has learned a lot and finally healed from her toxic childhood and gained a new family filled with sisters, brothers, children, and a husband. Meredith will never be alone and she will have the love around her forever . She is truly a survivor for everything she has went through.

 

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Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on “Scandal”

Olivia is one of the world’s best fixers. She has created a President, solved the problems of dictators and queens, but she can’t fix her biggest problem, her life. She has survived kidnappers and lived to tell the tale. Her parents have proven to be her biggest enemies and have definitely left a trail of damage in their wake. Someone needs to teach her how to love but the problem is there is a man who is willing to show her, but she is too blind to see it. He has definitely moved on, let’s hope its not too late for this woman.

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Taraji P Henson as Loretha “Cookie” Lyons on “Empire”

Cookie was raised on the mean streets of the ghetto. She sold drugs and then met her soul mate, Lucious. The two married , had three sons, and then Cookie took the fall for her man and was sentenced for 17 years to prison. Recently she was paroled and returned to take her own piece of the “Empire” .

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Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs as Max Black and Caroline Channing on “Two  Broke Girls”

These two girls prove that you can be strong without shooting a gun or yelling at the President. Caroline was an heiress who lost it all and then she found Max who showed her how to survive. Max has lived a hard knock life and the two are a modern “Laverne and Shirley”. With Max’s cupcakes and Caroline’s business savvy, these girls try daily to make all their dreams come true.

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Sandra Oh as Dr Cristina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy”

Yes, Cristina is no longer on the show and we sure could have used her. (For her twisted sister when she lost her husband and and also for her man) But no character has made more of an impression then Yang. Frenemies from day one, the two surgeons have had each other’s back numerous times. Cristina stepped up when Meredith’s husband , Derek , was shot and operated on him while Gary Clark held a gun on her. She is truly a rock star cardio goddess.

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Monica Raymund as Gabrielle Dawson on “Chicago Fire”

Gabrielle started out as a paramedic at 51. But she knew that she was destined to be more and then started her course to become a firefighter. With the support of her brother , Antonio and her fellow firefighters, she managed to become a fire fighter . She has survived her partner’s death and a very risky surgery that took her child’s life. At least , she still has her man , Casey.

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Chandra Wilson as Dr Miranda Bailey on “Grey’s Anatomy”

You have to hand it to Shonda Rhimes, she may create characters that you want to kill her for pairing and torturing, but her characters are definitely endearing and touch the viewer’s heart. This is the reason why two of her series, “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are represented by more than one character here. Miranda was first called “The Nazi” because she wanted to scare her interns. Bailey ended up as their mother and friend and has had all of her babies on her “table’ for various reasons. She gave birth while her ex was in surgery and a bomb was in the hospital. To save her life, she lied to a gunman and said she was a nurse. But she did it for her child, not for selfish reasons. Today, Bailey runs the show as the Chief.

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Emily Deschanel as Dr Temperance Bones Brennan Booth on “Bones”

It is the classic love story. Someone is paired up through fate to work with someone . They usually don’t agree or get along. In the course of time, love finally wins and the couple stops fighting their feelings and give in to their passion. Temperance lost her parents as a child and fought finding love. She fought the odds to become a famous anthropologist and become a leading expert in forensic anthropologist. This is when she met her soul mate , Seeley Booth while working on a case. Today the two continue to solve crimes , as well as raise their children together.

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Bellamy Young as Senator Mellie Grant on “Scandal”

Some people would argue that this woman was not strong. For twenty some years, she was married to a man just for the sake of power. Her father made a deal with Big Jerry and a political super couple was born.Fitzgerald and Mellie . The union provided the couple with three children. But if you consider what Mellie had to endure , a father who left her mother for another family, a rape from her father in law that left her to question if her son was her husband’s or his brother. One thing endured in the back of her mind, one day she would be the President. Mellie is no longer in her ex husband, Fitz’s  shadow. She has made her mark with a historical fillibuster for women’s rights. Now she is on her way to the White House again. But this time she is doing it on her own.

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Sophia Bush as Erin Lindsay on “Chicago PD”

Erin is truly a survivor since she grew up on the streets until she was taken in by Hank Voight and his wife. Inspired by Voight, she became a Chicago cop and then a member of the Intelligence unit.  Because of her troubled childhood, she had reached out time after time to help other kids in trouble.

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Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan on “Scandal”

Abby used to be a victim. She was brought on as a trophy wife to Charles “Chip” Putney for his political career. Charles had one little problem , he liked to beat his wife when angered. Abby had enough and drafted her friend , Olivia to take care of the man. Olivia took her in and made her one of her “gladiators”. Today thanks to her friend, Abby is the voice of the White House and can consider herself fortunate to call the President by his name, Fitz. She has come a long way.

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Viola Davis as Professor Analise Keating on “How to Get Away With Murder”

If anyone could be described as bad ass, it would have to be Analise. Fighting poverty and sexual abuse, she left her sad childhood behind to attend Harvard and become a law professor. In the courtroom, she is a shark and she hides as many secrets as cases. She is a mentor to her students and she has brought her students into her complicated life.

Murder and Mayhem Can Be Fun!!!

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Yesterday, ABC unveiled their newest promo. It involved the stars of TGIT!!! Stars dancing and having fun? The whole idea took me back to the seventies which was the last time that these kind of promos were used. ABC seems to be in love with Shonda Rhimes and Thursday night. The last time a network owned a night was in the late nineties when NBC ruled the roost for almost twenty years with “Must See TV”. Now ABC seems to be proud as a peacock that they have taken over the crown. Shonda has prided herself on being water cooler worthy.  Seemingly though, fans of other ABC shows are not happy with these promos. They want the same treatment for their heroes and haven’t been shy about mentioning it on social media.

For three shows that are traditionally known for death, murder, and heartbreak, this promo seems to be out of character for the heroines of TGIT. Meredith Grey is a widow, Analise Keating still doesn’t know who murdered her husband, and Mellie Grant has been thrown out of the White House. This would be the last thing that they would be doing except for getting drunk. ABC has three shows on this night, yet it seems that only certain members of the other two shows are featured in the promo. The tent pole show of the night seems to be “Scandal”. “Scandal” is the show that seems to have the most loyal audience. They would have to be to put up with the crazy plots and evil alliances that the show promotes as OMG. Cast members delight in tweeting to their fans while they view the show. Sometimes they will even tweet while they are on set working between scenes. Cast members like Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young have turned up in popular magazines lately to quench fans desire for anything “Scandalous.” When “President” Tony Goldwyn was off of Twitter, fans clamored and panicked until he returned. Gladiators are a loyal bunch.

Obviously , the highlight of the video is the sweethearts of “TGIT”. Last Spring, Shonda shocked everyone by shaking up the world of Washington. Fitz had grown tired of their antics and decided as Cyrus had said before to “grow some Presidential balls.” First he threw out Mellie (Bellamy Young) and then fired “the queen of me, himself. (Jeff Perry) . Finally he could have the one thing that everyone (including Rhimes) kept away from him. The last scene that gladiators saw was the lovers in each others arms on the Truman balcony. What made the video fun to watch was the actors dancing , throwing popcorn, and tossing wine playfully. The actors seem to take on their on screen personas personalities. Mellie and Jake (Scott Foley) seem to be looking at their exes with disgust. Former lovers are reunited when Abby and David play games (Darby Stanchfield and Joshua Malina) and gladiators known for torture are having a good time. (Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz) Gladiators even get their first look at new cast member, Cornelius Smith Jr. Enemies are joined together as Portia Di Rossi and Jeff Perry throw popcorn instead of threats at each other. (DiRossi’s character took over as Grant COS when Cyrus was let go from his position.) Perhaps the most obvious sign that this is truly a new day in Shondaland , is when on screen lovers Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn flirt shamelessly and Olivia leads Fitz around by his tie. The relationship has traditionally been hidden and now it is brought into the fray. This might also be a new day since traditionally Fitz has been the chaser in the relationship. Now Olivia can call her lover boy.

Whatever is the purpose of the promos , viewers can satisfy their love for their show by watching dvds, social media, and just being patient. Either way , this gladiator will be sitting in front of the television in twenty one days with her glass of wine. Let the games begin.

TGIT returns on September 24.

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From a Fan on Your Birthday.. Thank you Shonda

shonda rhimesOn this the birthday of Shonda Rhimes, the Queen of Thursday night and TGIT ! we thank you for

Strong women like Meredith , Cristina, Miranda, Caliope, Arizona, Addison, Violet, Lexie, Charlotte, Amelia, Analise, Teddy, Ellis, Adele, Bonnie, Abby, Quinn, Sally, Mellie, Maya, Naomi, April, Olivia

JAMES PICKENS, JR. AS "RICHARD WEBBER", CHANDRA WILSON AS "MIRANDA BAILEY", JUSTIN CHAMBERS AS "ALEX KAREV", KATHERINE HEIGL AS "ISOBEL 'IZZIE' STEVENS", T.R. KNIGHT AS "GEORGE O' MALLEY", SANDRA OH AS "CRISTINA YANG", ISAIAH WASHINGTON AS "PRESTON BURKE"

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For romantic heroes who rescue ,  for men who build houses for them  , promise them Vermont , suffer tragedy , save lives and rule the world

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for pick me choose me love me, for 30 second dance parties, for if you want me earn me, for McDreamy and McSteamy, for seriously? for gladiators and white hats, for B613, for phones and penises, for one minute , for twisted sisters and oo7 , for red wine and popcorn, cakes , for Seattle, LA, Middletown College, and Washington DC…..

and for the greatest love stories the world will ever know

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lexi and mark

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callie and arizona

sam and naomi

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james cyrus and ella

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so here is to a happy birthday Shonda! may you have many more and please oh please

have April’s baby be alright…. don’t let Cyrus marry Michael… send Jake far away…. redeem Andrew so he can be with his love Mellie…. reunite Callie and Arizona…..Get Leo away from Abby and have her go back to David….send Derek home from Washington….oh and when you do have Olivia rescued….. let her be swept off her feet and rescued by her TRUE love …her POTUS charming….

love from Trapped in Shondaland and Lovin it!