Ellen Pompeo Basically Tells Patrick Dempsey to Suck It

Ellen Pompeo is having a moment.

Ellen Pompeo has actually been having a whole bunch of moments over a whole bunch of years… and she’s here to remind you about them.

The veteran actress has given a very revealing interview to The Hollywood Reporter in which she delves into a number of issues, from sexism … to her future on Grey’s Anatomy… to her opinion of Patrick Dempsey.

And let’s just tease the final point with this:

Pompeo does not appear to think very highly of her former co-star.

For starters, Pompeo said Dempsey’s decision to leave the series in 2015 was a “defining” moment for her in terms of contract negotiations.

We’ll let her explain why:

“[ABC] could always use him as leverage against me – ‘We don’t need you; we have Patrick’ – which they did for years,” she explains, holding nothing back and adding:

“I don’t know if they also did that to him, because he and I never discussed our deals. There were many times where I reached out about joining together to negotiate, but he was never interested in that.

“At one point, I asked for $ 5,000 more than him just on principle, because the show is Grey’s Anatomy and I’m Meredith Grey.

“They wouldn’t give it to me. And I could have walked away, so why didn’t I? It’s my show; I’m the number one. I’m sure I felt what a lot of these other actresses feel:

“Why should I walk away from a great part because of a guy? You feel conflicted but then you figure, “I’m not going to let a guy drive me out of my own house.'”

Pretty interesting, huh?

It doesn’t sound like Dempsey was interesting in joining forces with his long-time colleague.

This is in opposition, let’s say, to back in the day when the entire cast of Friends refused to film unless they also received the same pay raise.

Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd was eventually written off the show… but it wasn’t long until Martin Henderson was added to the cast as a new love interest.

“So, what does it look like when he leaves the show?” Pompeo asks, elaborating as follows:

“First, it looks like a ratings spike, and I had a nice chuckle about that. But the truth is, the ink wasn’t even dry on his exit papers before they rushed in a new guy.

“I was on vacation in Sicily, decompressing – it was a long working relationship and it was a tumultuous end and I needed a moment to just chill with some rosé – and they’re calling me, going, “What do you think of this guy?” “What do you think of this guy?”

“And they’re sending pictures.

“I was like, “Are you people f-cking nuts? Why do you feel that you have to replace this person?”

“I couldn’t believe how fast the studio and the network felt like they had to get a penis in there. We brought in Martin Henderson, but they didn’t love the storyline, so that ended.”

Again: interesting stuff, huh?

Through all of the many cast changes on Grey’s Anatomy, Pomeo remains.

And she isn’t going anywhere any time soon:

The star just signed a new, two-year deal that will pay her approximately $ 20 million per year.

This pretty much guarantees Grey’s Anatomy will stay on the air at least through Season 16.

To conclude her cover story with The Hollywood Reporter, Pompeo turned her attention to the #MeToo movement and the ongoing shift in Hollywood.

She’s proud of everything going on at the moment and she hopes she can play a role in it.

“I don’t believe the only solution is more women in power, because power corrupts,” says Pompeo.

“It’s not necessarily a man or a woman thing. But there should be more of us women in power, and not just on Shonda Rhimes’ sets.

“Look, I only have a 12th-grade education and I wasn’t a great student, but I’ve gotten an education here at Shondaland.

“And now my 8-year-old daughter gets to come here and see fierce females in charge. She loves to sit in the director’s chair with the headphones on yelling “Action” and “Cut.”

“She’s growing up in an environment where she’s completely comfortable with power.

“I don’t know any other environment in Hollywood where I could provide that for her. Now I hope that changes … and soon.”


Megyn Kelly Basically Encourages Viewers to Shame Fat People

Megyn Kelly would very much like a mulligan.

The NBC anchor claims she really did not mean to sound this week as if she was PRO-fat shaming.

What led some viewers to think Kelly actually held this seemingly ridiculous stance? Well…

During an interview Thursday with fit mom Maria Kang – a mother who is very into fitness and who is best known for her “No Excuses” campaign – Kelly made an eyebrow-raising remark.

And that’s a kind way of putting it.

“You should parlay the shaming thing into a professional business. Because some of us want to be shamed,” said the controversial host to Kang, who was promoting her workout philosophy.

Continued Kelly, sharing some personal history:

“When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat a–?’

“And it works!”

It’s easy to see how Kelly could have just been trying to make a joke here.

But it’s also easy to see how it could have been interpreted as the encouragement of fat-shaming – since she’s literally explaining that making her feel bad about her body was an effective strategy employed by her family member.

On Friday, facing a great deal of backlash, Kelly clarified her position.

On air, the failing reporter said “would never encourage [body shaming] toward any person,” despite how she may have come across the day before.

“I said something yesterday on the show that clearly struck a nerve, and I think it’s a conversation we need to have openly,” Kelly continued.

“We were discussing body shaming others, something I absolutely do not support. In fact, quite the opposite.”

Kelly then got very candid with viewers.

She explained that her “entire family is or has been overweight or obese.”

She also shared that her sister weighed more than 300 pounds at one point, prior to undergoing gastric bypass surgery, and that when she Kelly was six years old, she came home “in tears” after a neighbor called her mom “fat.”

There’s a history here, she elaborated.

She was simply trying to relay some of it on Thursday in her chat with Kang.

“By the time I got to middle school, the hormones and the weight kicked in. I was chubby by any standard and soon I found myself on the wrong side of some vicious bullies,” Kelly said.

She added:

“Ones who called me fat, and made fun of my backside, who subjected me to humiliating pranks. Those comments can cut deep, trust me, I know.

“Soon there were diet pills and obsessive exercise and I had reduced my calorie intake to 500 calories a day.

“My heart was racing all day, my hair and skin were dry but I was thin. And so unhappy.

“I was scared of gaining weight because of the insane standard this country holds its women to and because I was and remain afraid of dying in my 40s, which happened to my father.”

Kelly has grown and evolved.

She says she tries to eat healthy and is no longer ashamed of her figure.

However, “I still cringe when I hear a person attacked for his or her weight.”

The journalist says she can relate and that’s all she ever meant to imply with her initial comment.

In conclusion:

“Please know, I would never encourage that toward any person. I’ve been thinking a lot about why I once encouraged it toward myself. What I know for sure is that weight is an issue for millions of people, thin and heavy alike.

“And neither deserves to be judged or shamed for how they choose to handle that struggle.”


Jennifer Garner: Ben Affleck Basically Ruined My Life!

Sort of good news, Ben Affleck:

Those horrible Justice League reviews might not sound so bad anymore.

Not after Jennifer Garner just gave you some pretty terrible reviews as a human being.

Speaking to an Australian news outlet this week, Garner said she has no interest in dating anyone at the moment.

Yes, she’s been separated from Affleck for about two-and-a-half years.

But, no, this doesn’t mean she’s ready to go back on the market.

Telling that she hasn’t been on a single date since splitting from her sort of shady husband, Garner said it isn’t for a lack of others trying to force her out.

“People want to set me up and I am just like, ‘No thank you!’” she says.

The 45-year old star has three kids with Affleck: Violet, 12, Seraphina, 8 and Samuel, 5.

She has taken the high road at every opportunity when it comes to her marriage, despite accusations over the years of Affleck cheating on her and partying way too much for a father of three.

In this interview, however, Garner finally takes an understandable shot at the latest actor to portray Batman.

“I would not have chosen this life for myself or for my kids,” she says, adding:

“I would not choose to be single or be in this position. It’s something that we are working through.”

Affleck has been in and out of rehab for several months now.

No one can blame the guy if he really has an addiction to alcohol – but he’s also been moving on pretty strongly with new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.

There’s been talk they may move in together and also talk that he started sleeping with her while he and Garner were still trying to mend their marriage.

After two years of separation, Garner and Affleck filed for divorce this April.

However, they have stayed close and remained committed to co-parenting as much as possible.

“She wants Ben to be the best dad possible to their kids,” a source tells People in the publication’s new issue.

Garner really has handled this public break-up as maturely and as reasonably as one conceivably could.

Affleck, for his part, finds himself embroiled in the ongoing Hollywood sexual harassment scandal; considering he knew Harvey Weinstein well and also groped an actress on an episode of MTV’s TRL in 2004.

The actress was former One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton.

“I don’t remember it but I absolutely apologize for it,” Affleck said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert about the incident, adding:

“I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing we have to – as men, I think, as we become more aware of this – be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable.

“And say, ‘If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change and be part of the solution.”


38 Stars Who Basically Hate Their Families

Stars are just like us

You've been hearing this for years.

In the latest example of how celebrities have a lot in common with their fellow men and women, here's a look at famous singers, actors and actresses who get along poorly with their family members.

To say the very least…

1. Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay lohan at a fashion show
We think it’s fair to say that Lindsay Lohan has had her fair share of scandals over the years, and her mother, Dina has been slammed for exploiting her kids for fame and fortune. Lindsay has a strained relationship with both parents, and rarely speaks to either.

2. Demi Lovato

Demi lovato on gma stage
Demi Lovato’s parents divorced when she was just two-years-old. She rarely heard from her father after, and they had a public fallout in 2010. Demi did not speak to him again before his death in 2013.

3. Emma Roberts

Emma roberts at 2017 oscars
Emma’s parents never married, and her father, Eric, was mostly out of her life growing up. Things changed when Emma achieved stardom in Hollywood and are now on speaking terms.

4. Mo’Nique

Monique pic
Mo’Nique opened up about being sexually abused by her brother and does not speak to her parents anymore.

5. Christina Aguilera

Christina aguilera red hair
Christina Aguilera has been vocal about using music as an escape from growing up under the emotional and physical abuse of her father. Unsurprisingly, she does not speak to him.

6. Meg Ryan

Meg ryan at the tonys
Meg has been estranged her mother for over thirty years. The animosity stems from her mother criticizing her lover, Dennis Quaid.

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Ariel Winter Was Basically Naked at Coachella

You might think you’re experiencing deja vu looking at Ariel Winter’s latest Instagram pics.

If, like us, you consider yourself a connoisseur of Ariel Winter boob photos, then the look she’s rocking in her latest Instagram posts will no doubt seem familiar.

The reason, of course, is that Ariel already posted pics in which she’s sporting that particular shredded, underboob-baring ensemble when she went to Coachella two weeks ago.

But she liked the look so much that she’s decided to bless us with a second round of snaps.

Yes, Ms. Winter is defying social media norms by throwing it back to just a few days ago.

Call it a micro-throwback.

And it’s not even Thursday! This woman will not be oppressed by your rules, society!

All kidding aside, Ariel’s curves are the stuff of Internet legend at this point, and we encourage her to use any excuse to flaunt them.

Ariel’s Coachella boobs became overnight sensations last month, and we don’t blame her for riding that wave again.

After all, Coachella stopped being about the music and started being about the skimpy attire a long time ago.

That means Ariel was basically the headliner of this year’s festival.

These days, Coachella is basically a place where young celebrities cos-play as semi-nude hippies for a few days while some bands they pretend to have heard of play in the background.

So at least it was the right time and place for some serious underboob.

Unlike, say, the time Ariel went to the Smurfs premiere in a see-through dress, which is arguably a much less appropriate time to put the girls on display.

But we’re not complaining.

As far as we’re concerned, there’s no wrong time for giant boobs.

Ariel could show up to your grandmother’s funeral in a severely low-cut number and maybe you’d hesitate for a second, but you;d eventually give it a thumbs up.

The woman is out there spreading joy – like Johnny Appleseed, if instead of apple trees, he brought the gift of massive breasts to the American frontier.

We don’t want to say Ariel is history’s greatest hero, but we will absolutely fight anyone who says she’s not.


Nick Cannon Quits America’s Got Talent, Basically Tells NBC: I’m Not Your Slave!

America may have talent.

But it will not have Nick Cannon as the host of one of its most popular reality shows any longer.

In a lengthy Instagram post (and we mean lengthy), Cannon explained on Monday morning why he’s quit his job as emcee of America’s Got Talent.

First, however, some quick background:

On his Showtime stand-up special that aired Friday night, Cannon quipped that he was losing his “black card” by hosting the family-friendly reality competition.

Apparently NBC executives took offense to this joke, to the point where discussions were held about whether Cannon breached his contract and could be fired.

In response, Cannon took to social media and basically beat the network to the punch: he resigned.

“I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset,” Cannon wrote, adding that he spent “days deliberating” after he learned the “extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special.”

Cannon – who typically sticks to light-hearted social media posts about Kim Kardashian and what not – wasn’t close to being finished, either.

He went on to rant against the unfair practice of censorship and how he was being treated like a piece of property.

“This has weighed heavy on my spirit,” he continued. “It was brought to my attention by my ‘team’ that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand.

“In my defense, I would ask how so? Or is this just another way to silence and control an outspoken voice who often battles the establishment. Recently many of my mentors have cautioned me that soon ‘The System’ would come down on me because I was speaking too many truths and being to loud about it.

“I had no idea that it all would hit so close to home. I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn’t have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property.

There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity.”

From there, Cannon expressed gratitude for having had a chance to host America’s Got Talent and said he loved the actual job.

But he wouldn’t be able to live with himself if he continued to work for a company that treated him in this fashion.

We’ll just let Cannon’s passionate message speak for itself below:

I have loved hosting AMERICAS GOT TALENT for the last 8 seasons, watching talented, brave, and courageous Americans accomplish their dreams in front of millions has been nothing but a joy, and everyone has been a pleasure to work with but my soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.

Not to get too detailed but this isn’t the first time executives have attempted to ‘put me in my place’ for so called unruly actions. I will not stand for it.

“My moral principles will easily walk away from the millions of dollars they hang over my head. It’s never been about the money for me, what is difficult to walk away from is the fans, the people who love me on the show. This hurts tremendously. 

I felt like I was apart of the fabric of our great nation every summer, representing every culture, age, gender, and demographic.

Now for the rug to be pulled from underneath me and to be publicly reprimanded and ridiculed over a joke about my own race is completely wrong and I have to do something about it.

I have fought many battles in my career and have never been afraid to go up against the system. I have mulled over my process for days and felt it was best to once again speak my mind about an unjust infrastructure that treat talent like they own them.

Maybe it was my mistake for signing the contract in the first place, in which I will take full responsibility and have already taken action to restructure my own team of advisors. I now have to set out on a journey of freedom as an artist.

As I was quoted in a recent interview, ‘You can’t fire a Boss!’ and that is the essence that I possess.

So I wish AGT and NBC the best in its upcoming season but I can not see myself returning. As of lately I have even questioned if I want to even be apart of an industry who ultimately treats artists in this manner. Most of us don’t realize that there are 6 major corporations that control 90 percent of media in America and the amount of minority executives is dismal.

With this being the case, true equality in our industry is impossible. There will always be a “do as I say” mentality that mirrors society’s perception of women and minorities, and only a few will stand up against it. I proudly stand as one of those few, and will gladly take on whatever repercussions that come with it.

I love art and entertainment too much to watch it be ruined by controlling corporations and big business. I believe It’s our duty as artists to make a difference and create change even if it’s one act at a time.

Dr. King said it best, ‘Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.



Hillary Clinton: 7 Ways She Basically IS Daenerys Targaryen

Hillary Clinton is the mother of Chelsea Clinton.

But did you also know that Hillary Clinton is very similar to The Mother of Dragons?

We refer, of course, to the beloved Game of Thrones character played by Emilia Clarke.

It's true! The Democratic nominee for President is really just like Daenerys Targaryen is many ways. We count them below…

1. Hillary vs. Daenerys

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We can start with the fact that both are often referred to by their nicknames. The “Breaker of Chains,” is one name given to Khaleesi; while “Crooked” is often attached to Hillary by her opponents.

2. Both are Backed by Fan Favorites

Both are backed by fan favorites
President Obama has Hillary’s back; while Tyrion is fully on Team Dany after Season 6.

3. Both Come from Families with Scandalous Backgrounds

Both come from families with scandalous backgrounds
The Clintons will do anything to get their way, some argue. This was most definitely true of The Mad King, as well.

4. Both Fight for the Underdog

Both fight for the underdog
Dany is all about freeing slaves from their shackles. Hillary wants to help the middle class.

5. Women Love Them Both

Women love them both
In different ways, mind you. But still. Both have totally locked down the female vote.

6. Both Make Passionate Speeches

Both make passionate speeches
From the stage of the DNC or from stop a dragon. Whatever. It’s all the same, really.

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Kylie Jenner: Watch Tyga Basically Massage Her Vulva!

If Tyga’s hand got any closer to Kylie’s vulva, we’d have a full-on sex tape on our hands. 

… Not that we’re saying there is one, or that we’ve seen it, because that just wouldn’t be entirely accurate. 

Enough. The photo. 

Kylie shared the pic on her Instagram and simply captioned it with a cat face, which is, you know, slang for kitty, which is slang for Donald Trump’s favorite word, “p-ssy.”  

Girl, get a grip, and stop posting pictures of Tyga getting his grip on you.  

If you’re gonna make that tape or release those photos, you better hurry up and do it. 

The public’s interest is waning fast. 

In recent days, she’s talked about sex with Scott Disick, talked about being dressed up as a teenage prostitute, and decried boob jobs. 

As you can obviously tell, sex is on her mind in a very hardcore kind of way.

To be honest, we think she’s taking Kim’s temporary exit from the main spotlight a little too seriously. 

Gotta strike when the iron’s hot, though, or whatever. 

Last week, it was reported that Tyga was warned not to get mixed up with Kylie and her kooky family, which is probably why he’s milking his “entitlement,” and making Kylie look like a damn fool in all of her social media snaps. 

Kylie revealed that Tyga’s friends just weren’t that into her, and advised her not to date the Rack City rapper. 

“The first year we started hanging out,” she said, “everyone around him told him not to be with me.” 

“I still get comments like ‘Don’t be with him,’ ” she revealed. 

For his part, it’s been rumored that Tyga’s been cheating on Kylie from the get-go. 

Perhaps she should have listened to his friends and, you know, everybody else with a drop of sense in their heads. 

In April 2016, Tyga was accused of cheating on Kylie with model Tiffani Kathleen Birdas. 

About Tyga, Birdas said, “It was like a dream.” 

(More like a nightmare.) 

“Tyga was lovely; he was really relaxed and chlled and really humble,” the model gushed. 

“There was no talk of Kylie or the Kardashians or any family stuff.” 

Tyga was even once reported to have given Kylie and STD – the gift that just keeps on giving. 

Prior to – and likely after? – dating Kylie, Tyga was rumored to have slept with up to 100 women. 

Rumor had it that Kylie was terrified that Tyga had transmitted something terrible to her, so she hired a PI to find out about his past history. 

“Everyone [was] urging her to get herself tested, but she’s too frightened right now, even though eventually she will have to face getting answers.”  

Yeah, girl, us too.