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Shonda Rhimes Denies 'Scandal' Is Coming To An End


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‘Scandal’ creator Shonda Rhimes had to quickly send in a tweet to ‘Good Morning America’ this morning to dispel the impression that the popular political thriller was about to end after the upcoming sixth season.

On Wednesday morning (July 27th), the ABC magazine show mistakenly reported that ‘Scandal’, which has been broadcast on ABC since 2012 and stars Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn and Scott Foley in the main roles, would be concluding after the next season, and that its showrunner and chief writer Shonda Rhimes was the source for the report.

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes, creator of 'Scandal', denied the show was coming to an end

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Shonda Rhimes Dismisses Petition Calling For Jesse Williams To Be Kicked Off 'Grey's Anatomy'


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunner Shonda Rhimes has laughed off a petition in the wake of Jesse Williams’ speech at the BET Awards that called for his character, Dr. Jackson Avery, to be removed from the show.

Last Sunday (June 26th), 34 year old Williams won BET’s Humanitarian Award and delivered a speech that sent the internet abuzz with its message about injustice, police brutality and cultural appropriation.

The speech went viral, with 3 million watching on a live Facebook stream and celebrities such as Justin Timberlake writing in praise of it soon afterwards. However, one Change.org user, Erin Smith, set up a petition calling Williams’ message “hate speech” against “law enforcement and white people” and called for him to be fired from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

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Shonda Rhimes Addresses Sara Ramirez's Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy'


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ showrunner Shonda Rhimes has addressed the departure of actress Sara Ramirez from the show, after 10 years of playing Dr. Callie Torres. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Rhimes said Ramirez's departure “wasn’t a big, planned thing” and she only found out three days before the news was made public.

Sara RamirezSara Ramirez announced her departure from 'Grey's Anatomy' on Thursday.

“This one was different because it wasn’t a big, planned thing,” Rhimes said. “I had a different plan going, and when Sara came in and said, ‘I really need to take this break,’ I was lucky that we’d shot the end of the season with her going to New York.”

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Shonda Rhimes - Shonda Rhimes seen at the ABC studios for Jimmy Kimmel Live! at Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 12th May 2016

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Ellen Pompeo Speaks On Patrick Dempsey's 'Grey's Anatomy' Exit


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Ellen Pompeo has opened up on the exit of her co-star Patrick Dempsey, who played her husband Dr. Derek Shepherd on the ABC series. Appearing on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday (April 25th) Pompeo joked: “It’s amazing how much you get done without a penis.”

Ellen PompeoEllen Pompeo has spoken about the exit of her ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ co-star Patrick Dempsey.

Speaking about the show’s current 12th season DeGeneres told Pompeo: "It's doing very, very well. That’s amazing. And everybody thought because Patrick was leaving that it wouldn’t do well, but it’s doing very well.”

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Rihanna, Shonda Rhimes, Gladys Knight, Danai Gurira, Beverly Bond, Tracee Ellis Ross, Debra Lee, Amandla Stenberg, Alicia Garza , Opall Tometi - BET Black Girls Rock! 2016 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center - Show - Newark, New Jersey, United States - Friday 1st April 2016

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Shonda Rhimes - The Paley Center For Media's 33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles presentation of 'Scandal' at the Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theater, Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th March 2016

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Shonda Rhimes - Celebrities attend 33rd annual PaleyFest Los Angeles 'Scandal' at The Dolby Theater. at The Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th March 2016

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Shonda Rhimes - 9th Annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon 2016 held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 25th February 2016

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Does Patrick Dempsey Think Shonda Rhimes Hated Him Enough To Kill Off 'Grey's Anatomy' Character?


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When Dr Derek Shepherd met his end on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ earlier this year fans were shocked, upset and left wondering why McDreamy had to meet such a sad end. But some speculated that problems between actor Patrick Dempsey and showrunner Shonda Rhimes caused her to decide to kill off the handsome doctor.

Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey is moving on from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

Now eight months on Dempsey has spoken to Entertainment Weekly about the end of his ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ run. When asked if he believed Rhimes was referring to him when she said she had in the past killed off characters when she didn't like the actor, Dempsey said: ‘I think she loves being provocative and that’s fine for who she is.’

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Shonda Rhimes Speaks Out On Why 'Grey's Anatomy's' Derek Shepherd Had To Die


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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes has finally given some insight as to why Derek Shepherd, Patrick Dempsey’s character on the hit ABC show, had to die at the end of last season. The show runner said that killing off the fan-favorite character was really the only choice she had, in order to preserve Meredith and Derek’s story of 'true love'.

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes has finally spoken about the decision to kill off Derek in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

"The decision to have the character die the way that he did was not a difficult one in the sense of what were the options?" Rhimes said during the 2015 Summer TCA press tour. "Either Derek was going to walk out on Meredith and leave her high and dry, and what was that going to mean?"

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Shonda Rhimes Will Publish First Book 'Year Of Yes' This November


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As the creator of ‘Scandal’, ‘Grey's Anatomy’ and ‘How to Get Away With Murder’, Shonda Rhimes is by far one of the most powerful and successful forces in television. But the queen of Shondaland is about to add another title to her impressive resume, as she gets set to publish her first book this fall.

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes’ first book is due out in November.

Year of Yes was announced today and is set to hit shelves this November, just in time of the holiday season. According to the press release from publisher Simon & Schuster, the novel will detail a year in Rhimes’ life when she was set a very interesting challenge, to just say yes to everything.

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Shonda Rhimes And Patrick Dempsey Speak After That 'Grey's Anatomy' Shocker


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Wether you got to watch it first or you had the internet spoil it for you, Thursday’s episode of ‘Grey Anatomy’ featured one of the most shocking twists in TV history, a main character death that no one saw coming. Spoiler alert; this one’s going to be tough.

Patrick DempseyMcDreamy no more, Patrick Dempsey

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, actor Patrick Dempsey who played doctor Derek Shepherd for 10 years on the ABC drama, tried to give some insight into the shocking decision to kill of the fan favourite character.

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'Greys Anatomy' Writer Shonda Rhimes Wouldn't List Lady Gaga's Oscar Performance Among Her Favourite Things


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Most may have been suitably impressed by Lady GaGa’s tribute to The Sound of Music during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, but one viewer who just couldn't get into it was ‘Greys Anatomy’ creator Shonda Rhimes. Yes the ‘Scandal’ showrunner tweeted her disapproval during Gaga’s big moment and even thought Maria herself, Julie Andrews, must have felt the same.

Lady GagaLady Gaga won over many with her Oscars performance

"That was not okay, I mean, Idina is there. She is right there. RIGHT THERE,” " Rhimes told her Twitter followers on Sunday. Adding, "And oh dear God, Julie (Andrews) had to hear that. #Oscars2015.”

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"Grey's" Finale Serves Up Steaming Plate Of EMOTIONS With A Side Of HEARTBREAK


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When a Grey’s Anatomy finale is titled Farewell to Christina, fans know roughly what to expect – especially since Sandra Oh’s departure from the Shonda Rhimes-penned drama was announced some months ago. Even so, Thursday’s season finale was a pretty dramatic affair. Let's get the warning out of the way: SO. MANY. SPOILERS.

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Sandra Oh's final episode promised to be emotional from the very beginning.

The tweets started flying around early on, with fans urging other fans to grab the wine and tissues – it was going to be an emotional episode. Sure enough, the episode started on a high. Oh’s Dr. Christina Yang is just leaving Dr. Owen Hunt after spending the night with him. Everything is coming up Christina. She’s happy. She’s leaving for Switzerland to pursue a new job. She needs an adapter.

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