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.”


Ellen DeGeneres Pays Tribute to Late Father

It may be the job of Ellen DeGeneres to make people laugh on a daily basis, but the talk show host was sadly forced to turn serious on Thursday.

For the saddest of reasons:

Because her father passed away at the age of 92.

Ellen broke this news to her viewers in a moving tribute to her dad, Elliott, which followed a long talk with Oprah Winfrey about the fatal mudslides in their home town.

“In addition to what’s going on in Monetico, I lost my dad this week,” DeGeneres said, fighting back tears as she spoke.

“He was 92 years old.  He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted. He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life.

"He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92.”

Continued the comedian:

"He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man.

"There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny … Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.”

We don't know the exact cause of death in this case.

But the man was 92 years old.

As you can see immediately above and below, Ellen also paid tribute to her father on Twitter yesterday.

"It wasn't unexpected," Ellen added on Instagram.

"I was able to say goodbye. When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it.

"When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me."

Previously, Ellen has said the following to Winfrey:

"So many times over the past 15 years, people have come up to me and say to me that when they're going through a tough time this show gets them through it.

"Today, I need you because there's a lot going on in my life right now."

Our thoughts are with Ellen's family at this time.

Watch her tribute below:

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Ellen Pompeo Slams “Fool” Woody Allen on Twitter!

You know how some celebrities always look the same in photos? Woody Allen’s one of those. He tends to look bewildered.

And bewildered is how many feel every time that they see Woody Allen out and about instead of, you know, rotting in a jail cell. 

Ellen Pompeo is courageously speaking out and slamming Woody Allen. Honestly? “Fool” is, relatively speaking, one of the nicest thing’s Allen’s ever been called.

Ellen Pompeo quoted a HelloGiggles (love that site) tweet that read:

“A journalist went through Woody Allen’s personal journals and found he was obsessed with teenage girls.”

Pompeo quoted that tweet with, well, what we were all thinking:

“I haven’t gone through his personal journals and I knew that… shocked the people that work with this man #ambition is [blind].”

And that was only the beginning of what she had to say.

When someone in a now-deleted tweet apparently tried to suggest that Woody Allen had “made mistakes” in the past (that’s what we infer that they said,” Pompeo replied:

“I don’t call it a mistake… he married his daughter…people see what they want to see or don’t…Kind of hard not to see who this fool is.”

Like we said — “fool” is pretty much the nicest word for Woody Allen, considering the damning accusations that he molested Dylan Farrow as a child. Also he married his daughter, Soon-Yi.

But Ellen Pompeo was just getting started

Ellen Pompeo continued by targeting Woody Allen’s alleged racism, tweeting:

“And while we’re on the subject & I’m fired up has this fool ever put one poc in any of his movies ever?” and “What about Hispanic or Asian actors? Or are asians only for him to molest? You know me when I get started.”

Woody Allen’s casting tends to be about as white as snow on a golf course, but one follower pointed out that Penelope Cruz won an Oscar for her role in one of his films.

Pompeo acknowledged this, but notes that she genuinely doesn’t know about who’s in his films, because:

“I wouldn’t know because I don’t watch that bougie s–t.”

Honestly, it’s always nice to see Ellen Pompeo go off.

One tweeter mentioned to Ellen Pompeo that some people try to “separate the professional from the person.” 

You know, like going to Chick-fil-A despite their politics, or seeing a Johnny Depp film despite the abuse allegations, or seeing a film by Brett Ratner or Roman Polanski or Brian Singer or … well, there are way too many names.

Ellen replied: “You know what I call that?? Ducking predators and chasing trophies…it’s WEAK AF.”

Ellen went on to talk about how, too often, black women’s voices are ignored when they accuse a man of sexual predation. 

She cites the many accusations against Bill Cosby, the first of which were ignored for years and years and years before soem famous white women spoke out.

And, in the mean time, famous actresses who should know better — actresses whom I admire, like Selena Gomez and Blake Lively — continue to work with Woody Allen.

It takes people like Ellen Pompeo using their platforms to keep momentum going.

Woody Allen has not had his Weinstein moment yet. While many people eagerly await the day that Woody Allen is no longer among the living, it’s their hope that he’ll die in prison rather in the comfort of his home. 

He’s 82-years-old and those who want to see him brought to justice and publicly disgraced know that the clock is ticking.

Now is the perfect time to talk about this. Even the Golden Globes, with Oprah’s epic speech and Debra Messing taking a stand for pay equality, had its flaws.

James Franco, accused of having an inappropriate interest in underage teen girls, won for The Disaster Artist last night. And accused wife-beater Gary Oldman won Best Actor.

Society has a long, long way to go.

But even among other controversial and despised figures who still roam free, Woody Allen continues to stick out like a sore thumb.


Ellen DeGeneres Slams Eric Trump for Suggesting She’s Part of ‘Deep State’

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she’s part of a cabal to undermine his dad. Ellen’s reacting to E.T.’s tweet, in which he suggests the “who to follow” feature of Twitter is somehow part of the “Deep State,” and he singles out…


Ellen DeGeneres Slams Eric Trump for Suggesting She’s Part of ‘Deep State’

Ellen DeGeneres skewered Eric Trump for insinuating she’s part of a cabal to undermine his dad. Ellen’s reacting to E.T.’s tweet, in which he suggests the “who to follow” feature of Twitter is somehow part of the “Deep State,” and he singles out…


Ellen Page and Emma Portner: MARRIED!

Ellen Page didn’t just flip the calendar to 2018 this week.

She flipped her marital status from single to…


The actress took social media followers and fans around the globe by extreme shock on Wednesday night when she confirmed that she recently exchanged vows with girlfriend Emma Portner.

“Can’t believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife,” the former Juno star wrote on Wednesday, tagging Portner in a post that included one very special photo.

The photo featured Page and Portner’s hands, fingers barely touching, wedding rings on full display for all to see.

Portner also announced the surprise marriage on her Instagram page, using the same sweet snapshot and writing as a caption:

 “@ellenpage I LOVE YOU.”

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The actress first started sharing photos with Portner on social media over the summer.

A teacher at the Broadway Dance Center, the new Mrs. Ellen Page originally hails from Ottawa, Ontario, according to her biography on the dance school’s website.

Page and Portner have a number of interpretive dance videos online together, while the newlyweds have also occasionally sang cover songs as a duo.

Before romancing Portner, the Oscar nominee went steady with Samantha Thomas from September 2015 to early 2017.

In 2014, Page came out as gay at a Human Rights Campaign event in an inspiring speech that earned her a standing ovation at the time.

“I’m here today because I am gay,” Page told the crowd, adding:

“And because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.”

She concluded as follows:

“You have ideas planted in your head, thoughts you never had before, that tell you how you have to act, how you have to dress and who you have to be.

“I have been trying to push back, to be authentic, to follow my heart, but it can be hard.”

Shortly after making this announcement, Page appeared opposite Ellen DeGeneres on the latter’s talk show and said:

“I knew I would be a happier person. I knew that I was gonna feel better and I did not anticipate just how happy I would feel in just every aspect of my life.

“Just an ease and a comfort and it’s really been quite extraordinary to feel just the shift. It was pretty much overnight.”

That’s so wonderful to hear.

And so is this news about her marriage.

Congrats to Ellen Page and Emma Portner!


Eric Trump Thinks Ellen DeGeneres is Part of “The Deep State”

Eric Trump is totally on to Ellen DeGeneres.

She may play all calm and cool and funny and happy and peaceful and loving on television, but the President’s son knows what’s really going on here.

And he’s finally come out and revealing his truth to the world…

… Ellen DeGeneres is a key member of The Deep State!

This is a term often thrown around by Sean Hannity and other like-minded conservatives.

It gained momentum during the 2016 Presidential campaign after being trumpeted by ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon and it refers to an alleged shadowy entity of civil servants.

This shadowy entity of civil servants purportedly coordinates efforts and policies behind-the-scenes to delegitimize the Donald Trump administration.

Many members of the mainstream press, someone like Eric Trump would argue, are working with The Deep State to bring down the commander-in-chief.

How does Ellen fit in?

What has she done to earn this reputation?

It’s unclear.

But consider the following Tweet by Eric Trump, which has gone viral for its hilarious accusation:

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“Shocking… once again, here are the @Twitter “suggestions” of who I should follow. #DeepState,” wrote Eric as a caption to the screen capture of who Twitter thinks he may want to follow.

One person listed there is the previous President of the United States.

Another person listed there is the candidate Donald Trump defeated to become President.

(If either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton are members of the supposed Deep State, well, they aren’t very deep undercover.)

And the third person is beloved talk show host, comedian and former American Idol judge, Ellen DeGeneres.

Ellen is very likely a Democrat, but she actually isn’t very outspoken when it comes to politics.

Yes, she once sent a message to Donald Trump that was based around Finding Dory.

But she mostly talks on her show about love and respect and hope, which… okay, nevermind. We get it now.

These aren’t exactly Donald Trump-espoused values, are they?

As you might expect, Eric Trump’s Tweet has become quite a source of ridicule on social media.

Some folks are trying to teach him how Twitter works (“I know you’re not the smart one, but Twitter’s algorithm looks at who you searched for most recently when making suggestions. It looks like you might have recently searched for a Democrat, buddy.”) …

… while others are just openly mocking him.

To wit:

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Said another user, pretty much summing up Eric’s statement:

This is the most unintentionally hilarious tweet of the very very new year!

Fast forward 362 days and we have a feeling it may remain the most unintentionally hilarious Tweet of the year.

Good luck, trying to top it, everyone else on the planet.

This is gonna be a challenge.