ABC says it will air four fewer episodes of "Scandal" than planned this season.
The network on Friday didn't say why it will broadcast 18 instead of 22 episodes this season. But the decision follows word that "Scandal" star Kerry Washington and her new husband, football player Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM'-dee AH'-suhm-wah), are expecting a baby.
After Thursday night, "Scandal" will take a break and then return in February with the final episodes of season three.
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has been forced to cancel a number of press events in London after U.K. immigration officials banned him from entering the country due to his 1992 rape conviction.
Mike was due to promote his autobiography Undisputed Truth in the city this week, but a change in British immigration laws means anyone who has been sentenced to more than four years in prison is barred from entry.
As a result, Iron Mike has instead headed to Paris to salvage his European book tour, which was expected to include a London book signing and a question-and-answer session with fans in a boxing ring.
A spokesman for the book’s publishers HarperCollins says, “There was a change in the U.K. immigration law in December 2012 of which we were unaware.”
Last week Alexsandra Wright accused Matthew of skipping two months of child support for their three-year-old son, Nixon, totaling $24,000. Now, Knowles has finally responded to Wright’s claims and denying that he’s a deadbeat dad.
In a statement to Sister 2 Sister, Knowles’ legal spokesperson, Ken Harris, asserted that Knowles has always made his child support payments.
“There have been several media reports [this week] suggesting that Mr. Knowles has a delinquency concerning his child support obligation to Ms. Alexsandra Wright,” Mathew’s spokesman Ken Harris stated. “At this point, Mr. Knowles’ financial advisers indicate that he is current concerning that obligation.”