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Sarah Drew Finally Speaks Out on Grey’s Anatomy Firing!

This year’s Grey’s Anatomy casting shocker impacted a lot of fans. Some even proposed a boycott of the series.

Fans were not happy to see April leave the series. And no one was more disappointed than the actress herself, Sarah Drew.

For the first time, she is speaking out in detail about how the news was broken to her, how she reacted, and what she wishes had been different.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Drew finally details how she found out that she was leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

First of all, she explains the reason that she was given.

“I was told that the show had too many characters,” Drew reveals. “And that they needed to downsize because they couldn’t service all of the characters effectively.”

So we shouldn’t blame Ellen Pompeo and her huge salary, in other words.

Drew explains: “They didn’t want any of us to be left in the background and not getting much of a story.”

Writing a book and writing a TV series are not the same, and have different considerations because there are real people involved.

Drew also shares that a showrunner explained why her character in particular went to the chopping block.

“Krista Vernoff said that she felt like April had been through so much and had come out the other side,” Drew says. “And that she didn’t know what she could put her through again.”

Viewers are familiar with watching a beloved character suffer again and again and wanting them to get their happily ever after.

Well, shows are built on conflict. Most characters don’t get a happily ever after and to get to stay on the show.

“It was really hard to hear that,” Drew admits. “But Krista had a lot of very complimentary things to say about the work that I had done — especially this past season — and that April was going to have her happy ending.”

The news was, of course, difficult to take.

“It was in the afternoon and I went back to my trailer and I did my crying and called my people,” Drew shares. “A whole bunch of people came into my trailer to give me hugs and cry with me and tell me they were so sad I was leaving.”

Thta sounds devastating.

“I was supposed to be shadowing Kevin this whole episode with the hope that I would get to direct an episode of Grey’s,” Drew reveals. “But [after being let go] it seemed like wasn’t a possibility anymore.”

She says that her Emmy nomination was a source of comfort.

“My confidence had gotten a bit shaken in the wake of being let go,” Drew confesses. “And the nomination after the fact made me go, ‘I don’t need to be worried about anything or have my confidence shaken.”

Like many Japril shippers who watched at home, Drew had imagined that things would go differently for her character.

“In the midst of it, I was devastated that Jackson (Jesse Williams) and April wasn’t an end game,” Drew confesses.

She thought that April would be looking into those famously beautiful eyes for the rest of her life.

“I thought Jackson and April were meant to get back together,” Drew admits. “And they were going to get married again and realize they’d been crazy and it was just going to be this long, slow burn.”

So many viewers have been there.

Drew acknowledges: “But after thinking about it, there’s a real sweetness to that story of April’s faith.”

Drew says: “She ran off with Jackson and loved him and wouldn’t regret a single second of that relationship because it made her heart grow and she got a beautiful daughter out of it.”

“She grew as a woman and as a person of faith,” Drew affirms. “All of that had to happen.”

That was not endgame for the character, however.

“But,” Drew says. “There was something beautiful about the redemption story between April and Matthew.”

When the show you love doesn’t end a character or storyline the way that you’d like, well, that’s why fanfiction exists.

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Omarosa Releases Tape of Her Firing… from The Situation Room!

And so it has come to this, America:

Omarosa Manigault-Newman, a failed reality contestant who got to know the President of the United States back when he was a reality show host, is making major headlines for a recording she made of her firing.

The firing took place early in 2018 and was carried out by Chief of Staff John Kelly.

For whatever reason, Kelly told Omarosa that she was a goner from The Situation Room, which is the same secure location from which the country plans wars and raids and, like, the most confidential stuff out there.

But that wasn't all.

During an interview on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Omarosa secretly taped this firing in order to prove that she did NOT flip out when it occurred, as had been previously reported.

This would be an unusual enough of a move even before we stop to emphasize:

OMAROSA MADE THE RECORDING FROM INSIDE THE SITUATION ROOM.

What the heck kind of a$ $ backward security system is in place when a reality-show-contestant-turned-random-political-advisor can just sneak a cell phone into a meeting with the President's right-hand made and his Record?

Heck, when anyone can do this?

In the recording, Kelly calls for Manigault-Newman's "friendly departure" from the administration without any "difficulty in the future relative to your reputation."

Omarosa interprets this as a threat, telling Todd that the phrasing clearly implied Kelly would soil said reputation if Omarosa did not go away quietly.

(And this is when we must point out that we are not in any way defending Omarosa in any of this. Her only reputation is that of a total attention-starved loser. We're not sure how it could be soiled any futher.)

"We've got to talk to you about leaving the White House," Kelly says in the tape, adding:

"It's come to my attention over the last few months that there's been some pretty, in my opinion, significant integrity issues related to you and the use of government vehicles and some other issues."

After getting canned, Omarosa appeared on Celebrity Big Brother and claimed she only took the White House position because it was a "call of duty" and because she had to serve and protect the country from Trump.

What a hero, right?

You can listen to the full recording here and, as you do, keep in mind that the real loser here is no Omarosa for once.

It's America.

"This is a HUGE security violation. HUGE," wrote Laura Rosenberger, the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a former Hillary Clinton adviser, on Twitter Sunday.

"Makes you wonder what other kinds of security breaches are occurring under this White House. "

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Tim Allen Defends Roseanne Barr, Asks Very Dumb Question About Comedian’s Firing

Tim Allen just doesn’t understand.

Speaking Thursday at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, the veteran actor basically asked those in attendance was simple question:

Can’t someone just be overtly racist in public without suffering consequences in this country?!?

Allen spoke on the topic of Roseanne Barr’s firing by ABC with journalists at the aforementioned gathering, with his remarks generating both headlines and many raised eyebrows.

(Barr, of course, was let go by the network and had her revived sitcom canceled after she referred to an African-American political advisor as an “ape.”)

“I go away back with Rosie and that’s not the Rosie I know,” Allen said, expounding about his friend and her situation as follows:

“She was the most diverse and tolerant woman I’ve ever known for a long time. Whatever got in her head, isn’t the Roseanne I know.”

Allen then expressed sympathy and shock for the ways of the world, especially when it comes to supposedly funny people who dare to utter controversial statements.

standing man

“It’s a very icy time. I’m a veteran comedian for 38 years and I’ve never seen it, like Lenny Bruce said at the Purple Onion, ‘We’ve gone backwards.’ There are things you can’t say. There are things you shouldn’t say.

“Who makes up these rules? And as a stand-up comic, it’s a dangerous position to be in because I like pushing buttons. It’s unfortunate.”

Who makes up these rules?

We can answer that ridiculous inquiry, Tim.

In Roseanne’s case, ABC executies made up the so-called “rules.”

Roseanne was an employee who was fired by her employer for actions the latter deemed inappropriate and/or actions it felt no longer made her a worthwhile employee.

It’s that simple.

People get fired from their jobs everday. Roseanne is just one of those people.

Allen is one of the few outspoken Republicans in Hollywood.

In May of 2017, he said he was “stunned” by the cancelation of the sitcom on which he starred, Last Man Standing, hinting strongly that he thinks it was yanked off the air due to his Conservative views.

(It has ran for six seasons at the time and ratings had been falling for years.)

Allen also once compared life in Hollywood for a Republican to life in Nazi Germany for Jewish people.

He’s back in the news now because FOX has actually brought back Last Man Standing, hoping it finds a similarly impressive audience to the one Roseanne enjoyed before the network axed that show’s comeback.

As for Barr?

She has oscillated between being regretful for her actions and blaming others for taking them out of context.

She recently swore to Sean Hannity that she is not racist and she has received support from non-Tim Allen celebrities as well.

“Roseanne Barr is my sister in comedy and she is my universal sister and what I won’t do… is throw her away for making a mistake,” Mo’Nique told KTLA last Friday, July 27, adding at the time:

“We’ve all said and done things, baby, that we wish we could take back… but when you’re in the public eye, you can’t.

Said Barr to Fox News the day before that:

“I’ve apologized a lot. It’s been two months. I’ve apologized and explained and asked for forgiveness.”

Oh, well, if it’s been two months… nevermind then!

All automatically gets forgiven after 60 days, right?

WATCH THE ROSEANNE BARR VIDEO ABOVE AND DECIDE:

IS SHE WORTHY OF FORGIVENESS?

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Isaiah Washington Says Shonda Rhimes Blames Racism for His ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Firing

Isaiah Washington insists he was ousted from “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007 over false accusations fueled by an allegedly racist ABC exec … and he says Shonda Rhimes knows it too, and has his back. The actor tells us Shonda — creator…

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Farrah Abraham Sues Viacom for Teen Mom OG Firing!

Before we get started, let’s take a moment to reflect on Farrah Abraham and the many, many hate crimes she’s endured these past few months.

Let’s consider how hard it’s been for her, and how the things she’s been going through have definitely, without a doubt been hate crimes.

… Are we good now?

Yes, so our beloved Farrah has been in a bit of a tailspin since October, when she was fired from Teen Mom OG.

It’s taken a while to get the full story, mostly because for the first couple of months after it happened Farrah had been the only one telling the story.

And as you may have noticed, she’s not the most reliable narrator. And also she has a hard time with words and figuring out how they work.

To hear her tell it, she was fired because of her work in the sex industry, and to be fired for such a reason was literally a hate crime.

She was sex-shamed by Teen Mom producers, she and her family had been manipulated for years into ruining their lives for good storylines.

She had a lot of accusations.

As it turns out, the powers that be didn’t love all the porn stuff, but another very big issue was the way Farrah treated crew members.

Because she honestly treated them like absolute garbage.

There was a little confusion over whether or not she was actually fired though — MTV owns the show, obviously but a separate production company films it, and they were the ones who did the firing.

But regardless, she hasn’t been filming, and it seems like she’s really and truly done with Teen Mom.

Well, she’s done being on Teen Mom — she still has some loose ends to tie up, though.

Yesterday, Farrah marched down to the courthouse and filed herself a lawsuit against Viacom, Teen Mom’s production company, and Teen Mom executive producer Morgan J. Freeman.

Why?

According to the documents, she’s suing “to hold defendants responsible for (1) harassing her because she did not conform to gender stereotypes; (2) wrongfully terminating her employment because she did not conform to gender stereotypes; and (3) terminating her employment in retaliation for complaining about the gender-stereotyping harassment she suffered.”

It’s already amazing, right?!

She also suing for “breach of contract, conversion, unjust enrichment, negligence, negligent hiring, retention, and/or supervision, tortious interference with business relations, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

Now, we’re no lawyers, but you don’t really have to be a lawyer to see that she’s really just going for it with all of this.

The documents also state that on the day she was fired, the production crew “harassed, humiliated, discriminated against, disrespected, ridiculed, degraded, and sex shamed” her for working in adult entertainment.

She also claims here that Freeman threatened to sabotage any other deals she’d ever make with MTV, and that “given Freeman’s hostile tone, mannerisms, and body language,” she actually “feared for her life.”

See what we mean about how she’s going for it?

Farrah and her lawyers are suing for “emotional pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life,” and the rest of the money she was supposed to earn for this season according to her contract.

She’s suing for $ 5 million.

Five million actual dollars.

Actually, she’s asking for “an amount to be determined at trial but exceeding $ 5,000,000,” as well as her lawyer’s fees, so it’s even more ridiculous than that.

It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out, to say the least.

There’s absolutely no doubt Viacom has an amazing team of lawyers, but there’s also no doubt that Farrah has zero sense and would keep pushing this until she bankrupts herself.

Grab your popcorn, friends, because this will almost definitely get good.

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