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Ellen Pompeo Speaks Out on McDreamy's 'Grey's Anatomy' Death

Ellen Pompeo is all smiles as she heads out on a shopping trip on Thursday afternoon (August 6) in Los Angeles.

The 45-year-old actress recently attended the 2015 Summer TCA Tour, where she spoke about her show Grey’s Anatomy, which recently began filming its 12th season.

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Fans of the show were upset to see the famed McDreamy character killed off the show but Ellen said it was necessary for the series to continue.

“In order for a one-hour drama to continue, there has to be big upheavals. Every time we’ve lost a major character — we’ve had such amazing characters on the show and every time we’ve lost one, it’s been devastating and sad. You think, ‘How can the show go on?’ But that’s how the writers find inspiration. So the loss of the big characters is exactly how the show does go on,” Ellen explained.

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Forever 21 dress.

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Kerry Washington Says Olivia Pope Is Not a Role Model

Kerry Washington and Viola Davis are all smiles while attending the ABC portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on Tuesday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of their respective shows Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Ellen Pompeo.

Kerry opened up about why she doesn’t think her character Olivia Pope should be a role model.

“I’ve always thought it was misguided when people tell me that Olivia is their role model,” Kerry said (via TV Line). “Because she’s having an affair with a married man, who is President of the United States. And a murderer.”

“There are things that are very admirable,” she added. “She’s an entrepeneur, she’s very smart, she has an amazing closet… [but] she is nobody’s role model.”

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Mary Katrantzou dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Viola is wearing a Carmen Marc Valvo dress.

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Shonda Rhimes Defends Killing Derek Off 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ellen Pompeo and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes sit in a panel together during the ABC portion of the 2015 Summer TCA Tour on Tuesday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies were joined on the panel by Scandal‘s Kerry Washington and How to Get Away with Murder‘s Viola Davis.

Shonda opened up about why she decided to kill off Patrick Dempsey‘s character Derek from Grey’s Anatomy after the actor made plans to leave the show.

“The decision to have the character die the way that he did, was not a difficult one in the sense of what were the options? Either Derek was going to walk out on Meredith and leave her high and dry and what was that going to mean?” Shonda said (via THR). “That was going to suggest that their love was not true — that the thing we said for 11 years was a lie and McDreamy wasn’t McDreamy and that was untenable. Meredith and Derek’s love had to remain Meredith and Derek’s love. As painful as it was for me as a storyteller because I never thought that would happen, the only way to preserve that is Derek had to die for that love to remain honest. I couldn’t have that he turned out to be a bad guy who walked out on his wife and kid … for me, the only way was to make Derek and Meredith’s magic to remain true and forever frozen in time.”

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Roland Mouret outfit, Aquazzura shoes, and jewelry by Jennifer Meyer and Rachel Katz.

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Ellen Pompeo Is Hard at Work on Season 12 of 'Grey's Anatomy'

Ellen Pompeo makes a stop at Lassen’s supermarket to pick up some taco ingredients on Tuesday afternoon (July 28) in Los Feliz, Calif.

The 45-year-old actress is currently in the middle of filming the 12th season of Grey’s Anatomy.

While on set, Ellen captured some video footage of the cute male members of the cast, including Justin Chambers, Giacomo Gianniottii, Jason George and Kevin McKidd.

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She took to her Instagram to share the video of the hunky stars.

“I’m exhausted…sooo busy at work … SEASON 12 SEPT 24th @shondarhimes knows how to pick them… My brothers..I mean @GiacamoKG @JasonWGeorge @7JustinChambers @TheRealMckidd,” she captioned the vid.

Grey’s Anatomy premieres September 12th.

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Ellen Pompeo Reveals Debbie Allen is Working on 'Grey's'

Ellen Pompeo is all smiles while out and about with her husband Chris Ivery on Monday afternoon (July 13) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 45-year-old actress was seen out for lunch with her man and some friends that day.

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Ellen took to her Twitter on Tuesday to tell Grey’s Anatomy about an exciting addition to the show’s crew for season 12.

“So [Debbie Allen] is our producing director for S# 12 and if you’ve ever seen her dance to truffle butter you’d be as excited as we are👊🔥😍,” Ellen tweeted. “Sorry to put you on blast @msdebbieallen but the fans deserve to know how you and @shondarhimes plan to set it off! 💣💣💣🙌😘.”

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Ellen Pompeo Watched That Channing Tatum 'Vogue' Video a Hundred Times

Ellen Pompeo looks cute in a bandana while stopping to pick up some food to-go on Wednesday afternoon (July 8) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 45-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star was joined by her husband Chris Ivery.

Ellen recently admitted she watched Channing Tatum‘s amazing “Vogue” dance video more than once.

“Thank you @ChanningTatum for making everybody’s weekend better. #TurnUp #RunningTatum,” she tweeted. “Is it normal to watch that video a hundred times or no?”

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James Marsden Gets Honored in Italy By Pal Ellen Pompeo!

James Marsden looks handsome in his suit while getting honored with an award during day 8 of the Taormina Film Festival on Saturday evening (June 20) in Taormina, Italy.

The 41-year-old actor was presented with the Taormina Arte Award by his pal Ellen Pompeo.

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Other stars who stepped out at the awards ceremony that evening included Nolan Gerard Funk and Rupert Everett.

James was seen wearing two other outfits while attending the festival that weekend. Make sure to check them out!

FYI: James is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo suit.

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