Ellen PompeoLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 5:07PM EST
Grey's Anatomy boss: Meredith's love life is now down to two guys
“Her dating adventure has boiled down to (that) triangle,” showrunner Krista Vernoff says of Giacomo Gianniotti's DeLuca and Chris Carmack's Link. “I can’t reveal more than that.”
Posted Tuesday 12/11/18 at 3:31PM EST
Ellen Pompeo called out Kathie Lee and Hoda for drinking hours before this morning's exit announcement
Source: Us Weekly
The Grey's Anatomy star tweeted last night in response to the Kathie Lee and Hoda Twitter account mentioning the news of Pompeo not speaking to Patrick Dempsey in years. "Hey here’s a suggestion!! Maybe all of you over there lay off the booze and pay attention to the real conversation that took place ?" Pompeo tweeted.
Posted Monday 12/10/18 at 3:21PM EST
Ellen Pompeo: I haven't spoken with Patrick Dempsey since he left Grey's Anatomy
"We haven't spoken since he's left the show," Pompeo says on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talks. "I have no hard feelings toward him. He's a wonderful actor, and we made the best TV you can make together." She adds: "I will always have a place in my heart for Patrick."
Posted Friday 11/16/18 at 2:33PM EST
Grey's Anatomy boss: We're not trying to "erase" Patrick Dempsey's Derek from the show
Showrunner Krista Vernoff responded to a Twitter complaint last night that she is trying to "erase" McDreamy from the show in the wake of Meredith Grey's new love life. "Respectfully, I have zero desire to erase Derek or Patrick," Vernoff tweeted in response. "He left the show. The show goes on. Meredith goes on. Life goes on." ALSO: Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy get ratings boost from crossover.
Posted Thursday 10/25/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Sofia Vergara again tops TV's highest-paid actresses
The Modern Family star topped No. 2 Kaley Cuoco and No. 3 Ellen Pompeo, TV's highest-paid drama actress. Mariska Hargitay and Vergara's co-star Julie Bowen round out the Top 5.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 2:36PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo tears up on Ellen while discussing Grey's Anatomy's impact with its inclusivity
“I gotta keep doing it, man! We’re touching lives and making a difference,” said Pompeo. ALSO: Sarah Drew wouldn't turn down the chance to return to Grey's Anatomy.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
Shonda Rhimes wants to make it clear: “I am the highest-paid showrunner in television"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Rhimes said at Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood celebration Monday night that reports of her Netflix deal being in the neighborhood of $100 million weren't accurate, though she wouldn't say how much she's making. Inspired by Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, Rhimes said women should "brag" about their salaries. “Ryan Murphy, bless your amazingly talented heart,” Rhimes said. “When Ryan made his amazing deal with Netflix, what did he do? He shouted his salary to the world and he did this gorgeous cover shoot and photo for The Hollywood Reporter and he deserved every minute of it. I applaud him...When I made a deal with Netflix, I let them interview my salary wrong in the press, and then I did as few interviews as possible and I put my head down and worked. In other words, I hid. I’m getting this award for inspiring other women; how can I inspire anyone if I’m hiding?” That's when she declared “I am the highest-paid showrunner in television," prompting a standing ovation from the likes of the ballroom and Women in Hollywood honorees Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron, Angela Bassett, Keira Knightley, Sarah Paulson, Mia Farrow and Yara Shahidi. “My point is that we need to set an example, because I am awesome and we are awesome which is another way of saying we have power," she said. "We are powerful women and when we say we have power, what we are really saying is that we deserve to have power. We deserve whatever good thing it is that we are getting. Demanding what you deserve can feel like a radical act."
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy gets Josh Radnor to romance Ellen Pompeo's Meredith
The How I Met Your Mother alum will go on a blind date with Meredith on Thursday's episode.
Posted Friday 9/28/18 at 11:40PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy boss reacts to Ellen Pompeo hinting she may leave after next season
"You know, if you look back over the years, Ellen has said some version of that many times," showrunner Krista Vernoff said when Deadline asked about Pompeo's recent Entertainment Weekly interview hinting that she may exit after Season 16. "Ellen, one of the most palpable powerful things about her is her restlessness. You feel her restlessness in life and you feel her restlessness on camera and so her constant challenge to me is to dig in and reinvent. She wants to change it up. I don’t know whether it was actually her intention to hint that the end of the show is coming or whether or not that was a headline that somebody else ran with, but it’s not a conversation that I’ve been a part of. I’m doing what I do, and when Ellen and Shonda (Rhimes) and ABC all sit me down together and say start building the end, I will believe it. But until then you know I hear that as Ellen being Ellen. Ellen is restless in the best way. She’s constantly putting forth a challenge, and I love picking up that gauntlet and trying to meet her there." ALSO: Could Grey's disappointing Season 15 premiere ratings signal the end of the line?
Posted Friday 9/21/18 at 1:26PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo hints she may be done with Grey's Anatomy after Season 16
When Entertainment Weekly asked Pompeo if she'll continue on the ABC medical drama after her contract expires in 2020, she responded: "I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell. It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change."
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 10:47PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy boss: Meredith's challenge of finding love is "something that somehow we’ve never really seen in 15 seasons of this show"
“It’s hard,” says showrunner Krista Vernoff with a laugh, “and everybody has to do it, so it’s very human and very relatable. I was really interested in seeing someone as beautiful and smart and funny and complex as Meredith actually have to put herself out there." ALSO: Check out Grey's Anatomy's "15 seasons of feels" key art.
Posted Monday 9/10/18 at 8:51PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy's new promo features Meredith's "jaw-dropping twist"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
A new promo for Season 15's "season of love" shows Meredith's potential love interest, plus the first glimpses of new doctors Chris Carmack and Alex Landi.
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy will definitely allow Meredith Grey to be part of the "Season of Love"
ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said Tuesday that Meredith would stay single for the forseeable future. But showrunner Krista Vernoff clarified today that Meredith will indeed try to find love in Season 15. “The question this season, is not ‘Will Meredith Grey find love again,’ but ‘With whom will she find love?'” says Vernoff. She adds that Dungey's comments on Tuesday were in an effort to avoid spoilers "because Shondaland is secrecy land. But as the showrunner, I can confirm for you that Meredith Grey is very much a part of our 'Season of Love.'”
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Grey's Anatomy plans to keep Meredith single, despite the "Season of Love" theme
“Meredith (is going to) have a new trajectory that is more focused on who she is as a single mother,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told TVLine Tuesday at the TV press tour. “Ellen (Pompeo) has spoken very loudly about how she doesn’t want all of Meredith’s adventures to be romantic ones," Dungey added referring to her Hollywood Reporter interview where she complained about the show rushing to pair Meredith with a new man.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Ellen Pompeo robbed while vacationing in Italy
Source: E! Online
"My purse was stolen from right under my nose!! I blame the rose!! But Grazia to whoever stole it for dropping it on the street exactly in tact," the Grey's Anatomy star wrote on Instagram.