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'Grey's Anatomy' Shuts Down Production Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Grey’s Anatomy has suspended production for at least two weeks.

The hit ABC series has shut down filming due to the coronavirus outbreak, Deadline reports.

The news comes as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has also called for a limit on public gatherings to 50 people or less.

The cast and crew just wrapped production on Episode 21 of the show’s 25-episode 16th season.

Executive producer/showrunner Krista Vernoff and executive producers Debbie Allen and James D. Parriott wrote the following to the cast and crew:

“To Our Incredible Cast and Crew:

Out of an abundance of caution, production is postponed on Grey’s Anatomy effective immediately. We are going home now for at least two weeks and waiting to see how the coronavirus situation evolves.

This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of the whole cast and crew and the safety of our loved ones outside of work, and it was made in accordance with Mayor Garcetti’s suggestion that we not gather in groups of more than 50.

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay hydrated, stay home as much as possible, and wash your hands frequently. Please take care of yourselves and each other. As updates come in, we will keep you informed.

Thank you for all that you do!”

Get the latest coronavirus updates here.

Maria Shriver is Supported By Kids Patrick, Christina & Katherine Schwarzenegger at Move for Minds 2019!

Maria Shriver made it a family event while hosting the 2019 Move for Minds!

The 63-year-old journalist was joined by daughters Christina and Katherine Schwarzengger and son Patrick Schwarzenegger at the event thrown by The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement and Equinox Fitness Clubs on Saturday afternoon (November 2) art the Equinox Sports Club in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Maria Shriver

Other stars at the event included Seth Rogen and wife Lauren Miller, Orange is the New Black actress Jackie Cruz, The Hills star Whitney Port, celeb chef Giada De Laurentiis, Sean Hayes and husband Scott Icenogle, singer Sugar Ray Leonard, Grey’s Anatomy actress Debbie Allen, and Wizards of Waverly Place actor David Henrie with wife Maria Cahill and daughter Pia.

Move for Minds
is an annual fundraiser that brings together a diverse and powerful group of experts in brain health, as well as voices of those directly impacted by Alzheimer’s. It is an annual initiative of non-profit organization The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement, and all funds raised are used to support women-based Alzheimer’s research.

15+ pictures inside of the stars at the event…More Here! »

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John Legend Joins the Temptations' Otis Williams at 'Ain't Too Proud' Opening in L.A.

John Legend walks the red carpet with original Temptations member Otis Williams at the opening night performance of the Broadway-bound musical Ain’t Too Proud on Friday night (August 24) at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.

The new musical follows the life and times of The Temptations and it’s set to open next year at the historic Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Los Angeles audiences can see the show now through September 30 and it’s one you won’t want to miss!

Other celebs in the star-studded crowd included Berry Gordy and The SupremesMary Wilson, who are both featured in the musical, as well as Lena Waithe, Danielle Brooks, Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin, Corey Hawkins, Debbie Allen, Glee‘s Amber Riley, Young Sheldon‘s Iain Armitage, The Real‘s Loni Love, theatre actress Stephanie Styles, comedian Ali Wong, GLOW‘s Sydelle Noel, American Housewife‘s Carly Hughes, Transparent‘s Trace Lysette, Tina Knowles Lawson with her husband Richard Lawson, and Major CrimesJon Tenney with his wife, producer Leslie Urdang.

Cast members Derrick Baskin, Jeremy Pope, Jawan M. Jackson, and Ephraim Sykes all walked the carpet following the performance!

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Ellen Pompeo & More Shondaland Stars Support Joe Morton at His Play Opening!

Ellen Pompeo and Jesse Williams step out for the opening night performance of the play Turn Me Loose on Sunday night (October 15) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The play stars Joe Morton, who is a member of the Shondaland family as he stars on Scandal. His co-stars Bellamy Young and Darby Stanchfield were also there.

Ellen and Jesse‘s Grey’s Anatomy co-stars Debbie Allen, James Pickens Jr., and guest star Jeanine Mason showed up to give their support as well.

Ellen‘s husband Chris Ivery joined her on the red carpet.

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DNCE, will.i.am, & More Team Up for Westfield Century City Reopening

DNCE took the stage at the Westfield Century City Reopening!

The band – Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, Joe Jonas, and Cole Whittle – helped celebrate the renovation on Tuesday (October 3) in Century City, Calif.

Other performers included Fitz and the Tantrums and iconic ’70s band Village People.

Also in attendance were will.i.am, Debbie Allen, Metta World Peace, Dolvett Quince, Lawrence Zarian, Westfield Century City co-CEOs Peter and Steven Lowy, and more.

The event was held in partnership with the Infinite Hero Foundation, which helps combat the most difficult frontline issues – both mental and physical – that face returning military heroes and their families, and funds programs that drive innovation and the accessibility of effective treatments dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries.

FYI: Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums and Jinjoo are wearing Tory Burch and Tory Sport.

10+ pictures inside of DNCE, will.i.am, and more at the event… More Here! »

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Ellen Pompeo Honors Debbie Allen At TV Land Icon Awards 2016!

Ellen Pompeo is all smiles as she hits the stage at the 2016 TV Land Icon Awards held at The Barker Hanger on Sunday (April 10) in Santa Monica, Calif.

“From the very start of her career on Broadway, she has followed her passions, chased her dreams and never let a ‘no’ get in her way,” the 46-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star expressed before presenting Debbie Allen with the Trailblazer Icon Award.

Also in attendance at the ceremony was Amber Riley, Seth MacFarlane, and Comedy Duo Icon Award winners Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key.

The Icon Awards also honored Ryan Murphy and FX’s hit The People v. O.J. Simpson and The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, who was voted favorite iconic TV character by fans.

20+ pictures inside of Ellen Pompeo and others at the 2016 TV Land Icon AwardsMore Here! »

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Brings Mother Adrienne to Debbie Allen's 'Freeze Frame' Premeire!

Jada Pinkett-Smith happily strikes a pose with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones while attending the U.S. premiere of Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame held at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday (February 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 44-year-old Gotham actress was also joined at the event by Shonda Rhimes, Grey’s Anatomy star James Pickens, Jr., Tony Goldwyn and his sister Liz, Mary J. Blige, Joey McIntyre, Phylicia Rashad, Maria Shriver, Dan Bucatinsky, Nigel Lythgoe, Corbin Bleu and Debbie Allen herself.

Freeze Frame will take audiences on a rollercoaster ride through some of LA’s toughest streets where gangs, poverty, violence, and drugs are an everyday reality.

“It’s like all these souls keep speaking to me and it’s like we’ve got to do something about it,” Debbie told THR. “Yeah, people should be able to have guns. But let’s do it in a safe way. Let’s be reasonable and let’s give some more education and opportunity, and help people that are in need who become desperate.”

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