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So Connie Britton Was Almost Cast As Olivia Pope On Scandal??

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Scandal would have been a different show!

We finally figured out the scandal of Scandal!

It turns out ABC actually wanted Connie Britton to have the role of Olivia Pope and NOT Kerry Washington!

Related: Kerry Cuts A Striking Figure At PaleyFest!

Shonda Rhimes revealed the shocking tidbit while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in honor of the show's 100th episode, saying:

"I didn't know that there hadn't been a drama series with a leading black woman for 37 years. When the show got picked up [to pilot], I got a phone call from somebody who said, ‘This would be the perfect show for Connie Britton.' I said, ‘It would be, except Olivia Pope is black.'"

Guess those ABC execs had seen those couple of episodes Connie starred on The West Wing

Anyway, as soon as Kerry came in for the role, it was clear she was the one for the job!!

[Image via C.Smith/FayesVision/WENN.]

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Rachel Bilson & Chris Carmack's O.C. Reunion In Nashville Is Everything We Didn't Know We Needed!

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Rachel Bilson and Chris Carmack

This is perfection.

Just days after it was announced Rachel Bilson would be joining the cast of Nashville (following Connie Britton's dramatic departure), the 35-year-old was greeted on set by her former costar from The O.C., Chris Carmack!

We've really come full circle!

Related: The O.C. – Where Are They Now?

The Hart Of Dixie star appropriately captioned the southern reunion (pictured above) with a take on Carmack's infamous line from The O.C. pilot ("Welcome to the O.C. bitch, this is how it's done in Orange County") by penning:

"welcome to Nashville B****……this is how it's done in Tennessee" @realcarmack#propergreeting #nashvillecmt

Soooo good!

This is a much warmer welcome than the one Ryan got…

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We can't wait to see these two together on the small screen once again!

[Image via Instagram.]

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BRB, Sobbing Over This Letter

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**SPOILER ALERT**

As you know, fans were equal parts shocked and devastated after Rayna Jaymes, the character played by Connie Britton, was killed off Nashville in the middle of the fifth season.

We still can't believe it!!!

Related: Rumored Cast Members For Season 24 Of Dancing With The Stars!

Following the emotional goodbye to one of CMT's favorite characters (OK, FAVORITE character) — the 49-year-old took to Instagram to pen a gracious farewell to the beloved series:

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Connie Britton Tells Ellen DeGeneres She'll NEVER Leave Nashville!

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We're only a day away from the season 5 premiere of Nashville and Connie Britton is ALREADY alleviating any worries we had about her leaving the show!

Ever since we heard that the hit musical show came back from the dead thanks to CMT and Hulu, we've been counting the days until its return — but biting our nails about those Connie rumors!

Video: Hayden Panettiere Is Scared For Her Life In The First Full Trailer For Nashville Season 5!

Apparently some fans have been worried that the Friday Night Lights star might not be sticking around since the show is on a new network. Well the good news is Miz Britton stopped by Ellen DeGeneres' talk show today and cleared the air about her departing saying:

"I'm in it for the duration."

YAAAS!

Ch-ch-check out Connie's interview with Ellen to hear her talk all about Nashville's revival and how she tackles her fear of singing (below)!

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Hayden Panettiere Is Scared For Her Life In The First Full Trailer For Nashville Season 5 — Watch & Get The Premiere Date HERE!

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We're so excited!

It's been a crazy year for Nashville fans, but now that all that cancellation crap is behind us, we can focus on the new season right around the corner!

A month ago we got our first look at what's to come for Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere when their country show returns on its new network, and now we've got an even JUICIER full trailer!

Related: Hayden & Wladimir Klitschko Happily Step Out Together For The First Time Since Those Breakup Rumors!

CMT just released a new preview of Nashville's fifth season and Hayden sure looks TERRIFIED as she hits some turbulence! Don't worry though, our answers are only a few weeks away as it premieres on January 5 at 9 p.m. EST!

Ch-ch-check out the new trailer (above) and let us know if you'll be tuning in to see what drama Rayna and Juliette get into this season!

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From Lindsay Lohan & Raven Symoné To Ryan Gosling & Justin Timberlake — Find Out Which Celebs Used To Be Roommates!

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Celebs are known to have lavish mansions and fancy homes all to themselves. But most A-listers weren't always living the lifestyle of the rich and famous!

While stars usually have these posh pads all to themselves, plenty of celebrities used to have to share their space with a friend… and in some cases the friend got famous too!

For example, did you know that Lindsay Lohan and Raven Symoné used to be roommates?!

Not to mention, Ryan Gosling has lived with both Justin Timberlake AND Michelle Williams at points in his life! And, they aren't the only ones, Perezcious readers!

CLICK HERE to view "Celebrities Who Were Roommates!"

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