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November 20, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Award-winning television show creator Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book in 2015 with Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced Wednesday. Rhimes, one of the leading women in television, will write about both her professional and family life. The as-yet-untitled book will be part memoir, part inspiration and part advice. “Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom,” Rhimes said in the release about the book.
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March 29, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
When Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" became a hit this season, critics and viewers were so bowled over by its crazy-great premise - Ichabod Crane as a colonial war hero! Back to fight the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse! - that another revolutionary aspect of the show was often overlooked. It has four non-white main characters. Yes, Tom Mison's resurrected British-turned-Colonial soldier serves as the story's center, but "Sleepy Hollow" is also led by police detective Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie)
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November 5, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Callie and Erica's burgeoning romance on "Grey's Anatomy" is coming to an abrupt end, and so is Brooke Smith's role as Dr. Erica Hahn. Smith's final appearance as Dr. Callie Torres' flame comes in this Thursday's episode of ABC's medical drama, the network said. The move was a creative decision and unrelated to the sexual orientation of Smith's character, said series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
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March 6, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Seven years after his controversial exit, Isaiah Washington is heading back to "Grey's Anatomy. " Oh, but it will be a short visit to Seattle Grace. The actor, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama, will reprise his role in one episode set to air in May, an ABC spokesperson confirmed. The specific date of the episode was not revealed. It's sure to be an interesting return. Washington was fired from the Shonda Rhimes series in the wake of growing tension on the set - headlines circulated that he directed gay slurs at then-closeted co-star T.R. Knight and was involved in on-set disputes with his co-stars.
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May 22, 2005
As a fan of the TV series "Grey's Anatomy," I read Mary McNamara's article [" 'Grey's' Takes a Scalpel to Standard Procedure," May 15] with interest. In her interview with head writer Shonda Rhimes, Ms. Rhimes is described as saying "that she made it clear she wanted to see actors of every color for every role." I find that quote quite interesting, considering that I do not recognize any of the lead actors as being of Latino heritage. Am I missing something? Guillermo Gay El Monte
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May 14, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Whether on screen or off camera, it's always seemed stormy at ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." But amid the many swirling tempests around one of prime-time's most popular soap operas, James Pickens Jr., the deep-voiced actor who plays the authoritative Dr. Richard Webber, has consistently been a center of calm. But earlier this year the 54-year-old Cleveland-born actor suddenly found himself a lightning rod for the show, which airs its season finale tonight. During a red carpet interview, he sparked a round of shock, denials and corrections when he said that cast members T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl would be leaving the show by season's end. "I didn't think anyone ever listened to me," Pickens said, laughing inside his North Hollywood loft.
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May 30, 2013 | By Lisa Rosen
As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met the married Republican commander in chief when she helped him win the election but hit a rough patch when he found out she helped rig the election in his favor. That is far from the worst crime the show's characters have committed.
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January 17, 2009
What could have been a ho-hum executive session with ABC President of Entertainment Steve McPherson on the last day of TCA press tour wound up as anything but. Of course, the TV media were interested in ABC's hit "Grey's Anatomy" and its recent confusing foray into ghost conversations, ghost appearances and ghost sex. For weeks, Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) has been visiting Izzie (Katherine Heigl) from his grave, whispering sweet nothings in her ear, and doing sweaty things with her that a family newspaper cannot describe.
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March 29, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
When Fox's "Sleepy Hollow" became a hit this season, critics and viewers were so bowled over by its crazy-great premise - Ichabod Crane as a colonial war hero! Back to fight the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse! - that another revolutionary aspect of the show was often overlooked. It has four non-white main characters. Yes, Tom Mison's resurrected British-turned-Colonial soldier serves as the story's center, but "Sleepy Hollow" is also led by police detective Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Seven years after his controversial exit, Isaiah Washington is heading back to "Grey's Anatomy. " Oh, but it will be a short visit to Seattle Grace. The actor, who played Dr. Preston Burke on the ABC medical drama, will reprise his role in one episode set to air in May, an ABC spokesperson confirmed. The specific date of the episode was not revealed. It's sure to be an interesting return. Washington was fired from the Shonda Rhimes series in the wake of growing tension on the set - headlines circulated that he directed gay slurs at then-closeted co-star T.R. Knight and was involved in on-set disputes with his co-stars.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Award-winning television show creator Shonda Rhimes will publish her first book in 2015 with Simon & Schuster, the publisher announced Wednesday. Rhimes, one of the leading women in television, will write about both her professional and family life. The as-yet-untitled book will be part memoir, part inspiration and part advice. “Simon and Schuster is crazy for giving me a book deal as I am clearly in no position to be handing out wisdom,” Rhimes said in the release about the book.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Lisa Rosen
As Olivia Pope on ABC's "Scandal," Kerry Washington is the most powerful fixer in Washington, a town that needs a lot of fixing. Trouble is, she's also in love with the most powerful man in D.C.: President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant (Tony Goldwyn). She met the married Republican commander in chief when she helped him win the election but hit a rough patch when he found out she helped rig the election in his favor. That is far from the worst crime the show's characters have committed.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Whether on screen or off camera, it's always seemed stormy at ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." But amid the many swirling tempests around one of prime-time's most popular soap operas, James Pickens Jr., the deep-voiced actor who plays the authoritative Dr. Richard Webber, has consistently been a center of calm. But earlier this year the 54-year-old Cleveland-born actor suddenly found himself a lightning rod for the show, which airs its season finale tonight. During a red carpet interview, he sparked a round of shock, denials and corrections when he said that cast members T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl would be leaving the show by season's end. "I didn't think anyone ever listened to me," Pickens said, laughing inside his North Hollywood loft.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2009 | Shawna Malcom
There's nothing like a nasty case of worms in the brain to bring a gang back together. On the set of "Grey's Anatomy," a gaggle of doctors have congregated around the hospital bed of one of their own, a neurologist who's suffering from the life-threatening illness. Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) wants to perform risky surgery on the patient (Grant Show), who just happens to be the brother of his ex-wife, Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2009
What could have been a ho-hum executive session with ABC President of Entertainment Steve McPherson on the last day of TCA press tour wound up as anything but. Of course, the TV media were interested in ABC's hit "Grey's Anatomy" and its recent confusing foray into ghost conversations, ghost appearances and ghost sex. For weeks, Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) has been visiting Izzie (Katherine Heigl) from his grave, whispering sweet nothings in her ear, and doing sweaty things with her that a family newspaper cannot describe.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2008 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Callie and Erica's burgeoning romance on "Grey's Anatomy" is coming to an abrupt end, and so is Brooke Smith's role as Dr. Erica Hahn. Smith's final appearance as Dr. Callie Torres' flame comes in this Thursday's episode of ABC's medical drama, the network said. The move was a creative decision and unrelated to the sexual orientation of Smith's character, said series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2009 | Shawna Malcom
There's nothing like a nasty case of worms in the brain to bring a gang back together. On the set of "Grey's Anatomy," a gaggle of doctors have congregated around the hospital bed of one of their own, a neurologist who's suffering from the life-threatening illness. Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) wants to perform risky surgery on the patient (Grant Show), who just happens to be the brother of his ex-wife, Dr.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2007
SCOTT COLLINS suggests that the "Grey's Anatomy" scandal represents a kind of "death" ["Kiss & Make Up?" Feb. 5]. I not only disagree but also think it represents a new life in a surprising way. Each of us has said things that we later regret. Each actor on this show has immense talent and skill. I have come to love their characters and to trust the actors to learn from their characters. I am not about to give up the empathy, understanding and growth the show gives me to keep this scandal alive.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 2005
As a fan of the TV series "Grey's Anatomy," I read Mary McNamara's article [" 'Grey's' Takes a Scalpel to Standard Procedure," May 15] with interest. In her interview with head writer Shonda Rhimes, Ms. Rhimes is described as saying "that she made it clear she wanted to see actors of every color for every role." I find that quote quite interesting, considering that I do not recognize any of the lead actors as being of Latino heritage. Am I missing something? Guillermo Gay El Monte
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