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  Chanel   11 17 2018   Comment?

ELLEN POMPEO

When Pompeo, 49, revealed that she had renegotiated her Grey’s Anatomy salary to the tune of $20million, women everywhere rejoiced. Because while our numbers may differ, the example of a woman who knows what she’s worth and wins the fight to see that recognized is uplifting for us all. The actress is passionate about ensuring equal on-screen representation and is unafraid to use her position to make it happen

Shonda Rhimes changed the game with Grey’s Anatomy. Shonda put a black actress and an Asian actress as the leads on her show – no one was doing that. But I don’t think her work was done in one show. Grey’s Anatomy being so successful and staying on the air for so long gave Shonda the power to then make Scandal and to put a black woman in the lead of a network television show. So Grey’s Anatomy was part one, and Scandal was part two.

There are good men in Hollywood. I took my daughter to the theater to see Frozen when it came out. I looked around and saw that more than half the children in the theater were children of color. They were all loving this movie, but my heart was breaking that here they are, idolizing these images on screen, and none of the images reflect more than half of them. But this is all they have to wonder and marvel at. And I was so moved by that experience, that when I happened to bump into Bob [Iger, the CEO of Disney, the parent company of Grey’s Anatomy] a couple of weeks later, I relayed it to him. I said, ‘I hope you don’t mind my candor, but I wouldn’t be doing my job as a mother and a human being if I didn’t express to you my feelings.’ He promised me that he was aware and that things were going to change and that he was doing everything in his power, every day, to make that possible. And three years later, Black Panther came out. When I saw it, I cried at every frame. It had so much significance for me, not only because I have black children, but just thinking back to how Bob kept his word. There aren’t many people in positions of power who are committed to doing the right thing.

When I walk the red carpet now, it’s so much easier because I just give zero f***s. I mean, of course you want your outfit to be amazing, your hair, your makeup, but you’re so much less self-conscious at this age. I’m 48 [Ellen turned 49 just after our shoot] and I give zero f***s. No one tells you that about aging – the little things don’t matter to you anymore. You’re just happy to be healthy and getting to do what you love.

I’m battling every day. At this particular stage of my career and my show, season 15, it’s a different experience and there are a lot of reasons why people don’t do shows for this long. But my battle every day is to make every scene as good as it can be. How can we improve the writing, how can we improve the acting… I feel quite a lot of pressure. I feel more comfortable with certain things now, but I’m in a real contest with myself, to keep the quality great, to keep it interesting, to stay engaged and not get complacent or bored, so that the audience feels that, and we give them the show that they’ve always loved.

I’m not much of a risktaker. I’ve kept the same job for a really long time, I’ve been married for a really long time [to music producer Chris Ivery, with whom she has three children]. I do make calculated risks – I make sure I know what I’m doing, I don’t go into anything blindly, just winging it and asking for s***. I know what’s happening, I know what I’m up against and when the time is right, I’ll go for it.

Season 16 of Grey’s Anatomy will air on ABC in 2019

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  Chanel   11 08 2018   Comment?

ABC has put in development The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, a drama about a sorority girl who joined the CIA, from former Arrow co-showrunner Wendy Mericle, Ellen Pompeo, Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly as well as ABC Studios, where Pompeo’s Calamity Jane and Timberman-Beverly Prods. are based.

Written by Mericle, the project is inspired by The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life, the upcoming book by Tracy Walder and Jessica Anya Blau.

The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life details the incredible true story of Tracy Walder. Walder happened upon a CIA recruiter at a jobs fair and was recruited by the agency while a USC student and Delta Gamma sorority sister. She would spend the next five years as a covert operative for CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, assuming aliases, thwarting terrorist attacks, and hiding in the trunks of cars on her way to debrief terrorists at black sites. During her time at the CIA, Walder travelled to the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Southeast Asia, receiving awards for her service.

She went on to leave the CIA to join the FBI, one of the few women to ever do so. Walder, who has Master’s in education from Chapman University, is now a mom and teacher of foreign policy at an all-girls boarding school in Dallas, Texas.

“Tracy’s real-life story is fascinating, and we are honored that she has entrusted our team to put a fictional twist on her real-life wild ride” Pompeo said.

Walder and Blau serve as consultants for the series, executive produced by Pompeo and Laura Holstein via Calamity Jane, Timberman and Beverly via Timberman-Beverly Prods., as well as Mericle who will serve showrunner.

Blau is the author of four novels, including bestseller The Summer of Naked Swim Parties. The Sorority Girl Who Saved Your Life is slated to be published by St. Martin’s Press in spring 2020.

This is the first development season for Mericle under an overall deal at ABC Studios where she moved in May after a six-season stint on the CW’s Arrow, the last three as executive producer/co-showrunner. Mericle previously worked on ABC’s Desperate Housewives.

Also in the first year of their ABC Studios overall deal, Timberman and Beverly also have romantic drama Until the Wedding in the works at ABC.

Founded by Pompeo, Calamity Jane has first look deals at ABC Studios/ABC Signature for broadcast, cable and streaming. The company has various scripted and unscripted projects in development, including Amazon’s Skin Tight, based on the book of the same name by Christopher Byron, with Emily Fox adapting.

Mericle is repped by CAA, Literate, and attorney Nina Shaw. Calamity Jane is repped by CAA, John Carrabino Management, and attorneys Gretchen Rush and Steve Warren. Timberman-Beverly is repped by CAA, Del Shaw Moonves and Hansen Jacobson Teller. Walder and Blau are repped by CAA and literary agent Gail Hochman.

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  Chanel   11 05 2018   Comment?

I’ve added the screencaps of Grey’s Anatomy episode 15×06 Flowers Grow Out Of My Grave. I really loved this episode. My favorite so far this season. I don’t know how I feel about next week’s episode since I am not Tom’s biggest fan but we shall see. here’s the promo for next episode below.


  Chanel   11 03 2018   Comment?

Seattle is hit by a huge wind storm and Grey Sloan becomes inundated with patients. Alex and Jo are stuck at home and decide to make the best of it by having a second honeymoon, while Meredith confronts Richard about getting his life back on track, on the winter finale of “Grey’s Anatomy.


  Chanel   10 30 2018   Comment?

Catherine is in Los Angeles getting the new foundation ready and summons Meredith and Koracick to visit for a highly confidential consult. Meanwhile, one of the nurses is 28 weeks pregnant and collapses at the hospital while talking to Richard.


  Chanel   10 30 2018   Comment?

So sorry it took me so long I had to fix a few things on the site.


  Chanel   10 23 2018   Comment?

Yesterday Ellen attended the 2018 InStyle Awards. I’ve added some pictures in the gallery. I will have The Ellen Show captures and video up as soon as possible.


  Chanel   10 21 2018   Comment?

We got so many Ellen goodies this month:) On october 19 Ellen attended the GLSEN Respect Awards where she was given the Inspiration Award. She looked supper stunning as usual!


  Chanel   10 17 2018   Comment?

Ellen looked super stunning last night at the ELLE’s 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration event. I’ve added some pictures in the gallery and also I’ve finally added screencaps of last week’s Grey’s Anatomy.