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Some Shitty People Want Jesse Williams Fired For His BET Awards Speech

No one fires Jackson Avery. More »


The Trailer For ‘Still Star-Crossed’, The New Shonda Rhimes Romeo & Juliet Drama, Looks Completely Excellent

Still Star-Crossed won’t force audiences to sit through yet another all-white period drama. Lynch and Suleiman are both black, and their casting is an argument for giving talented people of color engaging, three-dimensional, classy roles. More »


How The Abortion Storyline On ‘Scandal’ Was Quietly, Shockingly Correct

The anticipated “abortion confrontation” on night’s Scandal finale was not what I expected from Olivia and Fitz. What we got instead changed everything about the abortion storyline. More »


Obama Says ‘Beyoncé Runs the World’ in Howard University Commencement Speech And It’s Awesome

Attention: Bey Hive. President Obama just full on quoted our queen in a commencement speech at Washington D.C.’s Howard University’s graduation yesterday afternoon, and we’re feeling all the feels you can have. Ok, he also said that the country is “a better place today” than when he graduated from college more than 30 years ago,… More »


(Alleged) Hollywood Scourge Katherine Heigl Is Schilling For Kitty Litter

Don’t mess with Shonda, guys. More »


Hillary Clinton Kicks Back On The Set Of Scandal

Everyone in D.C. has to deal with Olivia Pope at one time or another, and Hillary Clinton is no different. The presidential candidate swung by the set of Scandal last night to hang with Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn, Darby Stanchfield, and the other Gladiators for a 21st century sort of press op. Instead… More »


Shonda Rhimes On Receiving A PGA Award: “I Deserve This”

You sure do, Shonda. You really, really do. More »


Watch A Excited Amy Sedaris Run Through A Shondaland Obstacle Course While Billy Eichner Yells

“Eat your heart out, Ellen Pompeo!” screams an over-excited Eichner as he careens down a waterslide powered by Kerry Washington’s tears. More »


Shonda Rhimes Shares The Decision That Changed Her Life

And all she had to say was one little word. More »


New Shonda Rhimes Show Is In The Works

Attention lovers of “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” Shondaland has a new show in the works, and this time it’s a comedy. Woo hoo!

The show will be called “Splitsville” and was conceived by “Trophy Wife” creators Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. It will portray divorced residents of… More »


Congressional Staffers Walked Out Of Their Jobs On Thursday To Protest Police Killings

Black and Hispanic congressional staffers on Capitol Hill walked out of their jobs to protest police killings yesterday. [The Root]
The median net worth of White households in America is THIRTEEN TIMES that of Black households. Are we still denying systemic racism? [New York Times]
Shonda Rhimes wants Sony to admit that… More »


Katherine Heigl Would Like Shonda Rhimes’ Approval Back Now, Please

Katherine Heigl told Mario Lopez that she’s sorry that her former “Grey’s Anatomy” boss Shonda Rhimes “is left with such a crappy impression of me” and that she watches Rhimes’ other show, “Scandal,” every week. She also said that her reputation for being difficult on set “took some stomaching and having to just go,… More »


Shonda Rhimes Will Not Tolerate Twitter Homophobes

Shonda Rhimes shut down homophobes on Twitter like a badass after haters criticized the love scenes in her shows that feature gay characters. When one viewer tweeted that the “gay scenes in ‘Scandal’ and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ are too much,” she fired back with, “There are no GAY scenes. There are… More »


Shonda Rhimes Basically Calls Katherine Heigl An “Asshole”

Add Shonda Rhimes to the list of people who don’t like Katherine Heigl! The “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creator dissed the notoriously snotty actress when discussing how well the “Scandal” cast works together with The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “There are no Heigls in this situation,” then says she has a “no assholes” policy: “I… More »


Clayton “Relax And Enjoy It” Williams Is A Key Funder In GOP Campaign Against Wendy Davis In TX

Clayton Williams, a former Republican candidate for Texas governor who is famous for saying rape victims should “sit back and enjoy it,” is a major contributor to Greg Abbott’s campaign against Wendy Davis in the state. Birds of a feather… [Houston Chronicle]
Take the time for this long read from writer Kathy Sierra… More »


Shonda Rhimes Has Already Decided When “Scandal” Will End

Shonda Rhimes said “Scandal” has an expiration date and it will come sooner than we thought. “I think there’s only so much ‘Scandal’ you can tell satisfactorily,” the showrunner told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not a 10-season or eight-season show. I’ve already decided how long that is and what that’s going to be.” Bummer. [THR]… More »


Cristina Yang Is Leaving “Grey’s Anatomy” And I Am So Not Emotionally Prepared

Is anybody on this earth still watching “Grey’s Anatomy” besides me? It still rakes in fairly decent ratings, so I know there are at least a few of you out there. How devastated are you that Sandra Oh (aka our beloved Cristina Yang) is leaving the series? The show will have a massive hole in it… More »


Can Television Have More Shonda Rhimes Please?

Frustrating as it is, racism in Hollywood is still prevalent in 2013. When USA Today explored the absence of Black women in Hollywood this week, they highlighted the approach behind the racial diversity that can be found on “Grey’s Anatomy” — color-blind casting. Linda Lowy, the casting director behind the oh-so-addictive hospital drama created by Shonda Rhimes, explained,… More »


The Soapbox: “Scandal” Lazily Relies On A Rape Scene To Make A Hated Character More Sympathetic

Spoilers ahead!

I watch a lot of television. One of my mother’s favorite stories involves her coming home from work and finding a three year-old me on her couch, pointing to a schedule grid in her TV Guide and asking to watch a primetime “Scooby Doo” special. As such I have a vast… More »


Shonda Rhimes Has Three Shows Coming Up: What Are They?

Hot damn, Shonda Rhimes, it’s good to be you. Rhimes, the writer responsible for “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” has just made her third — yes, third — sale to a major network this year. “The Circle,” which was bought by ABC, is billed as an hour-long drama about “10 friends, adopted as children by a… More »


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