Joe Morton most recently played Papa Pope on Scandal. He said after Scandal he was ready for a change and looking for something completely different. What’s more different than a minister? Morton stars in CBS’ new series, God Friended Me where he plays a minister whose son is an atheist. His son turned away from God after his mother was killed because he […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater audience cheered and cheered for Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the readers of “Between the World and Me.” A capacity crowd at the famed New York City venue was on hand Monday night for a stage recital of Coates’ prize-winning book, one met throughout with applause and calls of approval. […]

  Veteran actor Joe Morton stars as Dick Gregory in the off-Broadway play, Turn Me Loose, now playing at the Westside Theater. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about nailing Dick Gregory, how Kerry Washington‘s pregnancy will effect Scandal  and much more. On meeting the legendary comedian: “We’ve only met one or two times and spoke […]

  In the three years that passed after the shocking assassination of Malcolm X, the Last Poets formed on May 19, the slain leader’s birthday, in 1968. The Original Last Poets consisted of Felipe Luciano, Gylan Kain and David Nelson, and gathered at the former Mount Morris Park, now known as Marcus Garvey Park in […]


NEW YORK (AP) — A play about comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory will open off-Broadway this spring starring Joe Morton and with an original song by John Legend. “Turn Me Loose,” by Gretchen Law will play the Westside Theatre starting May 3 with John Gould Rubin directing. Legend and Mike Jackson will produce. […]

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  Joe Morton is the next star to be featured on TV One’s Unsung Hollywood. Listen to the interview above to hear more about the episode and Morton’s off-camera relationship with Kerry Washington. It airs March 9 at 8/7c on TV One. Like on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.


Papa Pope is boosting his presence on Scandal. The Shonda Rhimes drama has promoted Joe Morton from recurring to series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Morton stars as Rowan (aka Eli Pope), the former head of black-ops group B613. He was revealed in the season two finale as Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) father. The […]

  Veteran actor Joe Morton is now best known for his role on the hit television show, Scandal, but he’s also a big proponent on diversity in Hollywood. As Papa Pope, Morton is experiencing a career renaissance, although he has credits going back three decades. Morton says that despite the, shall we say, enthusiasm with […]


Joe Morton, who just won an Emmy for his guest role in “Scandal,” has joined the upcoming Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie,” notes the Hollywood Reporter. The comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love […]

OS ANGELES (AP) — Uzo Aduba is an Emmy winner for her breakout role as a prisoner known as “Crazy Eyes” in Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black.” The series received two other awards, for casting and picture editing, at the creative arts Emmy ceremony Saturday honoring technical and other achievements. In an emotional speech, […]

Joe Morton plays Rowan Pope on the hit TV drama “Scandal.” He talks to “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” about what it’s like to play…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s going to be a long, cold winter for the gladiators, and perhaps even longer for actor Joe Morton, who plays the debatably diabolical dad Rowan Pope to his political-fixer daughter, Olivia (Kerry Washington). After the “Scandal” episode airing tonight, the series won’t return with fresh installments until late February — […]