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Sarah Drew Had a Problem with Her Grey’s Anatomy Exit

Can Sarah Drew be honest for a few minutes?

Can she just go ahead and keep it real for a moment?

Okay, great. The actress really appreciates it.

As you very likely know by now, Drew was let go from Grey’s Anatomy in March, about two months before the end of Season 14.

She had starred as Dr. April Kepner for years and was considered a fan favorite, which is why both Drew and millions of viewers out there felt blindsided by ABC’s decision.

While producers have not come out and said it, both Drew and Jessica Capshaw were not brought back to the series for budgetary reasons.

This is the assumption most fans have been making at least.

As for how April was written off the drama?

Her storyline wrapped up for good up when she got married to former fiance Matthew Taylor and left Seattle.

And now Drew has spoken out for the first time about whether she thinks April received a proper send-off.

“In the moment it felt rushed, to be perfectly honest,” the actress told Entertainment Tonight about her depature, adding:

“I felt like it wasn’t really earned because we just didn’t get enough time. We [had] like a scene together that whole season and hadn’t seen each other for four years before that.

“I would’ve liked to have actually grown their relationship to a point where it felt earned for them to get married.”

That’s a very fair point.

It’s reasonable to wonder how far in advance ABC made the choice not to bring Drew back for Season 15.

Still, Drew wants to make it clear:

She isn’t really complaining.

She’s grateful for her time on the show and she can even see how her character’s closing arc made a special kind of sense.

“In hindsight, I think there is something beautifully redemptive that goes along with April’s return to faith and rebirth,” she told ET, continuing as follows:

“The person that she hurt the most in her life was the man she left at the altar, and the redemption story comes full circle in the reconciliation between the two of them.

Even in the darkest and the most painful of relationship experiences, there can still be healing and hope and love and joy, so there was something about that that I could totally get behind.

“I just wish we’d had a little more time to play it out.

Finally, while Drew has moved on (she’s currently starring in a movie called Indivisble), she isn’t bitter toward producers or anything.

Heck, she’d likely make a return to Grey’s Anatomy if the opportunity ever presented itself.

“I’ll never say never because they are my family. I still love everyone over there,” she said when ths topic was broached, concluding:

“I love that community and I still have such an incredible space in my heart for everyone over there, but I really do feel like, because of how it went down, I really had to part ways with April.

“I just had to.

“There was no way for me to live in a space of possibility of her returning and also be healthy in my letting go of all of it, so I really have said goodbye to her.”

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Sarah Silverman: I Let Louis C.K. Masturbate in Front of Me

Sorry, Sarah Silverman, but…

… cum again?

(Okay, truthfully, we’re sorry to our readers here.)

The comedian has made some very gross headlines by appearing Monday morning on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show and speaking on her friendship with Louis C.K.

Back in November, of course, C.K. was accused of five women of sexual misconduct.

They all said that the famous stand-up jerked off in their presence, an allegation that C.K. later acknowledged as true.

Talking to Stern, Silverman sort of defended her friend’s actions (or at least his mindset at the time of these actions) by telling a personal and disgusting story:

“I don’t know if I’m going to regret saying this,” she said. “I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals.

“When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘F-c yeah I want to see that!’ …

“It’s not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them. He could offer me nothing. We were only just friends.

“So sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F-cking no, gross,’ and we got pizza.”

Well… okay then.

Not sure what else to say about that.

C.K. pleasuring himself in front of a woman who admittedly wants him to do so is fine of course. 

Especially, as Silverman notes here, when the two people involved are peers.

But C.K. pleasuring himself in front of women who did not give their consent and over whom he held power is unethical and wildly inappropriate.

Silverman’s point here, however, is that C.K. may not have realized this upon yanking out his junk in front of his victims.

“I’m not saying what he did was okay,” she said to Stern, explaining:

“I’m just saying at a certain point, when he became influential, not even famous, but influential in the world of comedy, it changes.

“He felt like he was the same person, but the dynamic was different and it was not okay.”

It was definitely not okay.

“I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again,” Silverman continued.

“I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage. He’s going to have to find his way or not find his way.”

Louis, of course, has now returned to the stage, despite many people thinking he hasn’t learned any lessons; suffered any consequences; or taking any steps to make anyone believe he regrets his actions.

Said C.K. in a statement after the aforementioned five women came forward:

These stories are true.

At the time, I said to myself that what I did was O.K. because I never showed a woman my dick without asking first, which is also true.

But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your dick isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them.

The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly. I have been remorseful of my actions. And I’ve tried to learn from them. And run from them.

Now I’m aware of the extent of the impact of my actions.

One of the women who sat and watched C.K. masturbate said the experience discouraged her from pursuing a career in comedy.

It ruined the entire entertainment industry for her.

Concluded C.K. in his statement:

I learned yesterday the extent to which I left these women who admired me feeling badly about themselves and cautious around other men who would never have put them in that position.

I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn’t want to hear it..

There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am. Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.

I wish I had reacted to their admiration of me by being a good example to them as a man and given them some guidance as a comedian, including because I admired their work.

The hardest regret to live with is what you’ve done to hurt someone else. And I can hardly wrap my head around the scope of hurt I brought on them…

I’ve brought pain to my family, my friends, my children and their mother.

I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.

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Teen Mom OG Trailer: Tears, Trauma and… Sarah Palin!

New challenges are ahead on Teen Mom OG.

At least one new child is on the way.

New drama, new storylines and plenty of new controversies are also on tap.

But the first trailer for fresh episodes of this beloved MTV reality series focus mostly on the two new mothers set to take the show by storm.

Are you ready to delve into the lives of Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd?

The former, of course, is the daughter of ex-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

You may think you know her well due to her time in the spotlight several years ago, but Bristol reveals in this preview that her (now former) husband, Dakota Meyer, is suffering from PTSD due to his time in the military.

And it's tearing her relationship apart.

"We don't know how to coexist together," Palin says here. "I don't want to raise my kids to think this is what a marriage looks like, you know?"

Meyer is the father of Bristol's two oldest children; and Levi Johnston, the father of her first son, will also be appearing on Season 8 this fall.

Elsewhere, Floyd – who first appeared on MTV's Are You the One, prior to competing on The Challenge: Rivals 3 – will be juggling two men as part of her Teen Mom OG role.

One is Cory Wharton, the father of her daughter, Ryder.

The other is a boyfriend named Zach, who, as depicted in this video, will find himself at the center of drama between the exes, their custody arrangement and how much time he spends with Floyd's adorable child.

That's a bit of background on the new OGs.

What about the original OGs?

Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra will openly wonder whether they have a future together, with the latter dropping the most heartbreaking quote of the promo when he comes right out and admits:

"If someone asked me, 'Are you happy in your marriage?' I'd say, 'Absolutely not.'"

OUCH.

Maci Bookout and husband Taylor McKinney look to be having serious issues with Maci's ex, Ryan Edwards, while Amber Portwood and boyfriend Andrew Glennon are at least in new baby bliss.

Will that last, however?

And how will these long-time cast members react to the presence of Bristol and Cheyenne? And Sarah Palin herself?!?

Check out the explosive teaser now and then prepare for Teen Mom OG to return with new episodes on October 1 at 9/8c.

Teen mom og season 8 watch the trailer
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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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