Posts tagged "shonda rhimes"

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 a suburba…

Katrin Higher / August 23, 2015

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 12, 2014

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,…

Claire Hannum / November 18, 2014

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…

Claire Hannum / October 20, 2014

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2014

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

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]…

Claire Hannum / July 17, 2014

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…

Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

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,…

Claire Hannum / December 19, 2013

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…

Jamie Nesbitt Golden / November 15, 2013

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…

Stefanie Blejec / October 22, 2011

Shonda Rhimes On The “Grey’s Anatomy” Abortion

 “I didn’t want to do ‘The Grey’s Anatomy: Abortion Episode.’ Like, that wasn’t the point. I think for me the point is it’s a painful choice that a lot of women have made in their lives and we just wanted to portray it honestly and with a really good conversation that I think started i…

Jessica Wakeman / September 28, 2011