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  Chanel   11 17 2018   Comment?


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


  Chanel   03 24 2018   Comment?

Ellen stopped by The Ellen Show on March 22 to promote the new Grey’s spin off Station 19 and also took the occasion to clear the air about the rediculous rumor that her new contract have anything to do with Sarah & Jessica leaving Grey’s Anatomy you can also participate to a very cool contest to have a chance to have a picnic with Ellen and and visit a wildlife sanctuary with her to support The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Fund, Link below. It was an amazing interview I love when she goes to The Ellen Show.

  Chanel   03 10 2018   Comment?

When actress Ellen Pompeo appeared on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter in January for a story titled “How I Fought to Become TV’s $20 Million Woman,” women at InStyle, and everywhere, applauded. Not only for the dollar amount Pompeo secured—her deal nets her $575,000 per episode of Grey’s Anatomy, now entering its 14th season—but for how honest and disarmingly blunt she was about prioritizing financial stability over the fickle glare of big-screen stardom. In the end, it seems like a philosophy worth sharing.

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  Chanel   02 10 2018   Comment?

I’ve added the clip, the screencaptures and the stills of Ellen at Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was a very good interview.

  Chanel   01 19 2018   Comment?

A must read interview with our brillant and badass Queen.

Ellen Pompeo, TV’s $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for “What I Deserve”
The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star recalls in her own words the personal struggles and advice from Shonda Rhimes that led to a milestone: highest-paid actress on a primetime drama.
On March 27, 2005, ABC debuted a medical drama titled Grey’s Anatomy from a then unknown creator, Shonda Rhimes. The show was an instant smash, and everybody involved was ecstatic.

Everybody, that is, except for the series’ star, Ellen Pompeo, the Grey of Grey’s Anatomy. “I knew I was fucked,” she recalls thinking at the time. After all, Pompeo was supposed to be a movie star.

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  Chanel   11 29 2017   Comment?

For those who are not following our facebook page I left a note a few weeks ago saying my laptop died which is why I’m so behind on stuff I managed to find a temp laptop until mine is fixed so I’ve started to work on some stuff here. I’ve added screencaps and clips of all the talk shows ellen has done for the 300th episode of Grey’s and I would like to thank Haylie for her help with the clips.

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  Chanel   11 06 2017   Comment?

Added screencaptures of this week episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

  Chanel   05 31 2017   Comment?

What a stunning home. Ellen really does have great taste.
0817-ad-pomp02-01-newWhen Ellen Pompeo talks about overhauling her vacation home in Sag Harbor—a “modern barn,” as she calls it—the story quickly creeps into comedic territory. It seems from the moment the Grey’s Anatomy star purchased the property eight years ago, while pregnant with her daughter Stella, things did not go according to plan. “I loved the history of the property. There was a cabin, which was built by a woman who was a civil rights activist lawyer. She actually built it with her own two hands,” Pompeo explains. “Originally, I was given the advice to build on the original footprint of the cabin, because it would save time and money. Well, it didn’t save either,” she laughs.
The plan was to turn the cabin into the guest house and build a larger main house next door, but the main residence took a backseat to a different project: a beach house on the West Coast. “A house in Malibu that I had fallen in love with became available, so I abandoned the original plan, and I don’t know if I will ever end up building the main house in Sag Harbor,” she says. With construction finished on the guest house—which would now have to function as the main house—Pompeo set out to tackle the decorating process. Working with a fraction of the footprint she’d imagined for the main house would be a challenge, and it wasn’t long before she ran into another snag. “I hired the architect as a decorator as well,” she explains—and their aesthetics just didn’t jive. After they parted ways, Pompeo—a serious design enthusiast—did some decorating on her own, but her dreamy Malibu home required more of her attention and the Sag Harbor property was temporarily forgotten.
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  Chanel   03 29 2017   Comment?

It’s a crisp early February day in Hollywood and Ellen Pompeo has abandoned Meredith’s typical scrubs and style for her own jeans and T-shirt as she pulls double duty on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Welcome to Pompeo’s first-ever time behind the camera: the actress, who has spent 13 seasons performing countless surgeries and perhaps even more soapy scenes in the Shondaland medical drama, is making her directorial debut.

With a portable speaker blaring classic rock from bands like Led Zeppelin and Journey, Pompeo shuttles from behind the camera bank to be closer to her co-stars between takes as she offers further direction on her vision for scenes in what promises to be an emotional hour infused with the humor and banter reminiscent of early season Grey’s Anatomy.

Inspired by executive producer and frequent director Debbie Allen — as well as creator Shonda Rhimes and her Year of Yes book — Pompeo initially balked at the idea that she add director to a résumé that includes development executive and running a production company.

“I have a new baby at home, two other adorable little kids, a husband, three dogs, four chickens and a fish and I told Debbie that I couldn’t possibly be here another minute than I already am,” Pompeo told The Hollywood Reporter during a break from directing at a February set visit.

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