Star Scoop: Meet Olivia Pope’s Mom, Mariah Carey Gets Animated, Hunger Games Theme Park?


We've gotten acquainted with Papa Pope during the third season of ABC's Scandal, but last night, we were introduced to Olivia Pope's mom. Treme star Khandi Alexander has been cast in a recurring role as Kerry Washington's on-screen mother for the D.C. drama. Alexander's character, who is seemingly dead after a tragic plane crash, will appear in flashback scenes on the show. [The Hollywood Reporter]

First Eva Longoria, now the leader of the Lambs. Mariah Carey is getting animated and will voice a character on the November 24 episode of Fox's American Dad. [TV Guide]

Looks like Harry Potter isn't the only one who can take over theme parks. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said the company has been “approached in two territories about potential theme park opportunities” that it is “pursuing.” [Vulture]

Katy Perry's got some Prism-atic problems. Australian health officials are deeming the deluxe version of her album a biohazard because it contains a seed—that may not be indigenous to the continent—that Katycats are instructed to plant in order to “spread the light.” [Huffington Post]

If there's any singer who can perform in the cosmos, it's Lady Gaga. Mother Monster will give attendees of the 2015 Zero-G Music Tech Festival a grand finale by boarding a Virgin Galactic spacecraft, lifting off, and becoming the first artist to perform in zero-gravity. [Billboard]