Weekend Express

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

'Scandal' cast blown away by finale

'Scandal' cast blown away by finale

All right, gladiators! The season finale of "Scandal" is over, so what did you think?

Did it have you hanging onto the edge of your seat? George Newbern, who plays Charlie on "Scandal," talked to Weekend Express about the blockbuster show. Plus, hear his reaction about the finale!

College student pays off tuition... in pennies!

College student pays off tuition... in pennies!

Some students pay for college tuition with scholarships and student loans. One Oklahoma student paid his way through college, one odd job at a time.

Andrew Magbee made his final tuition payment, $974, to Southwestern Christian University in pennies. To be exact, 500 pounds of them!

Tommy Hilfiger shares family’s struggle with autism

April is national autism awareness month. One parent who knows the struggle first hand is fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger.

Hilfiger spoke with A.J. Hammer about to talk about how the disorder affects his family.

No, you can't take Miss America to the prom!

No, you can't take Miss America to the prom!

A teenager in Pennsylvania has been suspended for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom.

Patrick Farves asked Davuluri to the dance during an assembly Thursday at Central York High School in York, Pennsylvania. The 18-year-old got a smile from the beauty queen, but his stunt didn't impress school administrators, who apparently told him not to pull it.

I, Too, Am Harvard

Photo campaign addresses diversity at Harvard

Some black students at Harvard say they often feel their voices go unheard on campus. They're taking a stand in the photo campaign "I, Too, Am Harvard."

It highlights the diverse experience that black students encounter at the Ivy League school. The campaign's creator, Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, talked to Weekend Express about how she came up with the idea.

FBI questions Delta passengers after bomb scare

FBI questions Delta passengers after bomb scare

A note with a bomb threat prompted a scary situation for 151 passengers and six crew members Friday evening.

The note was found by a flight attendant on Delta Flight 1500 while it was en route from Detroit to Denver. The scary situation prompted a security screening the plane and the plane was moved to a remote area when it landed in Denver.

Houston Texans' star may be the sweetest guy...EVER

Houston Texans' star may be the sweetest guy...EVER

On the field, Houston Texans' J.J. Watt is a menace to opposing quarterbacks. Off the field, the star defensive end is melting hearts everywhere with his sweet affection towards young fans.

Watt's most recent act involves a sweet video with high school student Trey Brandt, garnering over 32,000 likes on Instagram. He posted the video earlier this week with the caption, "The kids at Trey's school didn't believe we were friends..."

Challenge accepted: An egg-cellent treat!

Challenge accepted: An egg-cellent treat!

Have you ever seen a recipe or craft on Pinterest and wondered if it's actually as easy as it looks to re-create? We're cutting out the guess work for you! Lynn Berry is putting Pinterest to the test by taking on some of the most popular pins from the social bookmarking site.

Pinterest craft guru and blogger Vickie Williams, shows Weekend Express' Lynn Berry how to make a festive treat-- perfect for spring fun! Will it be a sticky mess or sweet surprise?

'I, Too, Am Harvard': Being black in Ivy League

'I, Too, Am Harvard': Being black in Ivy League

With the help of the hashtag #itooamharvard and a Tumblr account, Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence's "I, Too, Am Harvard" photo campaign has exploded online.

WATCH: Photo campaign addresses diversity at Harvard

From man to 'Lion King': Make-up how-to

From man to 'Lion King': Make-up how-to

Disney's "The Lion King" has won six Tony Awards. In 2012, the show passed "The Phantom of the Opera" as the highest-grossing show in Broadway history. It regularly fills its Broadway home to roughly 99 percent capacity, even in the 17th year of its run. There are numerous reasons why the show is so beloved, but the incredible costumes and make-up are definitely a key to its success.

Weekend Express caught up with make-up supervisor Jennifer Ivery and actor Patrick R. Brown, who plays Scar, before a performance to see how they get ready for a show. And we took photos of the step-by-step-process so you can recreate the look for your next costume party!

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