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Alyssa Milano & Holly Marie Combs React To 'Charmed' Producer's Explanation Of Why She Quit

Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs are responding to Krista Vernoff‘s explanation of why she left the original series as a producer.

In her interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Krista, who is the current showrunner of Grey’s Anatomy, opened up about leaving the long running WB turned CW series and says it was because she believed the network’s “objectifying notes” were leading her to create a show that was “bad for the world”.

“I signed on because Charmed was a girl-power show,” she shared. “About halfway through there was an episode where Alyssa Milano comes out in mermaid pasties and there was a huge spike in male viewership, and then every episode after, the question would come from the network, ‘How are we getting the girls naked this week?’” she recalled.

Krista went on, adding that the viewership numbers kept “going up, and there’s all this pressure. All I can think is, I’m creating something that’s now bad for the world, and I’ve had enough ‘bad for the world’ in my life.”

Click inside to see what Alyssa and Holly had to say about what Krista said about “Charmed”…More Here! »

Grey's Anatomy Showrunner Krista Vernoff Says She Got Away With Crimes As A Teen Because She Was White

Krista Vernoff was a little troublemaker when she was younger and got away with a lot of things that others wouldn’t.

The Grey’s Anatomy showrunner shared a series of tweets, opening up about the things she did as a teen and how she got away with most of them because of the color of her skin.

“When I was 15, I was chased through a mall by police who were yelling ‘Stop thief!’ I had thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise on me. I was caught, booked, sentenced to 6 months of probation, required to see a parole officer weekly. I was never even handcuffed,” Krista‘s first tweet read.

The next says, “When I was 18, I was pulled over for drunk driving. When the Police Officer asked me to blow into the breathalyzer, I pretended to have asthma and insisted I couldn’t blow hard enough to get a reading.”

Krista goes on to tell more tales of her teen crimes, before urging white people to pay attention and speak up.

“I’m asking the white people reading this to think about the crimes you’ve committed. (Note: You don’t call them crimes. You and your parents call them mistakes.) Think of all the mistakes you’ve made that you were allowed to survive,” she says. “Defunding the police is not about “living in a lawless society.” It’s about the fact that in this country, we’re not supposed to get shot by police for getting drunk.”

“The system that lets me live and murders Rayshard Brooks is a broken system that must change. Stop defending it. Demand the change. #BlackLivesMatter #WhitePrivilege #DefundPolice.”

Read Krista’s full thread inside now…More Here! »

'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.

'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Releases Statement on Alex Karev's Farewell from the Show

Krista Vernoff, the showrunner and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy, is speaking out after the show said goodbye to Justin Chambers‘ beloved character Alex Karev.

While we’ve known for months that Justin has left the show, it wasn’t until the March 5 episode that Alex’s exit was finally addressed.

Alex left Seattle in Justin‘s final on-air appearance back in November and in the latest episode, he wrote letters to some characters, including his wife Jo, saying that he has reunited with his ex-wife Izzie (Katherine Heigl) and found out that she secretly gave birth to his twins a decade ago.

“It is nearly impossible to say goodbye to Alex Karev,” Krista said in a statement. “That is as true for me and for all of the writers at Grey’s Anatomy as it is for the fans. We have loved writing Alex. And we have loved watching Justin Chambers’ nuanced portrayal of him. For 16 seasons, 16 years, we have grown up alongside Alex Karev. We have been frustrated by his limitations and we have been inspired by his growth and we have come to love him deeply and to think of him as one of our very best friends. We will miss him terribly. And we will always be grateful for his impact, on our show, on our hearts, on our fans, on the world.”

Fans are mixed on what the Grey’s writers did to end Alex’s storyline and Krista did not address this in her statement.

Ellen Pompeo, the longtime star of the series, has spoken out with her thoughts on the character’s farewell.