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Sandra Oh Reveals Why Shonda Rhimes Turned Her Down for the Role of Olivia Pope on 'Scandal'

Kerry Washington and Sandra Oh are talking Scandal!

The 43-year-old Scandal actress and the 48-year-old Killing Eve actress sat down for Variety‘s Actors on Actors series.

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During their conversation, Sandra revealed why Shonda Rhimes turned her down for the role of Olivia Pope on the hit series, which went to Kerry.

“I’ve got to tell you, I remember exactly where I was when I read that damn pilot,” Sandra revealed.

“Really?” Kerry asked.

“Oh yeah. I was on Grey’s. We were on stage five. Someone snuck it to me, I don’t know who it was, but I got my hands on that pilot and I read it and I was just like, ‘How could I play Olivia Pope?’” Sandra continued.

“Oh, for sure!” Kerry added.

“I remember going to Shonda, and it’s like, ‘How could I do this? What is this script? Could I do this too?’ She goes, ‘No, you’ve got to play Cristina Yang!’” Sandra explained.

Sandra also revealed her own theory about this Killing Eve finale…

Watch Sandra Oh and Kerry Washington have a discussion inside…More Here! »

Lena Waithe, Ava DuVernay & Shonda Rhimes Dazzle at Vanity Fair Oscar Party!

Lena Waithe keeps it cool in a fierce suit while hitting the carpet at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 35-year-old Emmy-winner was joined at the event by her fellow storytellers Ava DuVernay, Shonda Rhimes, Janet Mock and her boyfriend, Pose star Angel Bismark Curiel, as well as writer-director J.J. Abrams.

Lena Waithe attended the after party bash solo. It was recently rumored that Lena may have called it quits with her wife, Alana Mayo.

FYI: Lena is wearing a Richfresh ensemble. Ava is wearing a Galia Lahav gown, Kurt Geiger pumps, Judith Leiber clutch and jewelry by APM Monaco and Ruchi New York. Janet is wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown with Jimmy Choo shoes and Gismondi 1754 Jewelry. Angel is wearing an ETRO suit with Jimmy Choo shoes.

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'Grey's Anatomy' Cast Celebrates Taping the 350th Episode!

Shonda Rhimes and the cast of Grey’s Anatomy are celebrating a huge milestone for the show!

The cast and crew gathered for a celebration to mark the taping of the ABC series’ 350th episode on Tuesday (October 15) in Los Angeles.

Cast members who were in attendance at the celebration included Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Jesse Williams, Kim Raver, Giacomo Gianniotti, Kelly McCreary, Camilla Luddington, Jake Borelli, Alex Landi, Chris Carmack, Alex Blue Davis, and Jaicy Elliot.

The episode that will air this week on October 17 will be the 346th episode.

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Kerry Washington Reunites with 'Scandal' Fam at Jennifer Klein's Day of Indulgence!

Kerry Washington looks radiant while arriving for one of her favorite days of the year – Jennifer Klein‘s Day of Indulgence!

The 42-year-old Emmy-nominated actress reunited with Scandal stars Katie Lowes and Darby Stanchfield and creator Shonda Rhimes at the event on Sunday (August 11) in Brentwood, Calif.

They were seen mingling with pal Rashida Jones at the star-studded party.

“I really love seeing my friends. I love being able to see them,” Kerry told InStyle at the event. “Like, I adore Cynthia [Erivo]. I don’t see her enough, but today I got to shop with her, my Scandal girls, and obviously Rashida. It’s just nice to see friends and catch up. I saw people I hadn’t seen in a long time.”

Outside of the event, Kerry was seen checking out the Mom & Pop Shop Truck’s popsicles and Rashida cooled off thanks to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, who served iced tea and iced coffee. Another treat served at the event was Lily’s Sweets and all of the guests enjoyed mini Don Julio bottles filled with signature cocktails and BABE wine in a can.

Shonda and the Scandal stars received engraved leather cases of Ateliier Cologne with perfume inside. Celebs enjoyed Skyn Iceland eye and lip treatments, Shiffa facial treatments, and hand and foot massages using NOW, Elizabeth Arden, Moroccanoil, and Avene.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a kate spade new york dress, Charles Keith shoes, Dana Rebecca earrings, and EF Collection rings. Shonda is wearing an Anthropologie dress.

15+ pictures inside of Kerry Washington and friends at the party… More Here! »

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Here's How 'Grey's Anatomy' Is Making TV History Tonight!

Television history will be made tonight (February 28) when Grey’s Anatomy becomes the longest-running primetime medical drama series!

The 332nd episode will air this evening, surpassing the total number of episodes of the long-running NBC series ER.

Ellen Pompeo has played the titular character Meredith Grey in all 15 seasons of the show thus far and she reflected on the monumental moment.

“Obviously I never anticipated the show still being the No. 1 show on the network,” she told People. “How do you walk away from a hit? The fans will dictate when the show ends. As much as we think we’re in control, we’re not. It’s the fans’ show at this point. They control how long the show goes. We’ll see. I kind of just take it year by year and see.”

“I think the biggest lesson is what something can be if you give it the chance to turn it around,” she added. “We had so much drama in the early days. The show was so strong and so solid and so amazing, then we had all these behind-the-scenes drama and then it would’ve been really easy to walk away and say, ‘I don’t want to deal with that anymore.’ I guess it’s a weird message, because I guess if you’re in a relationship that’s abusive, that’s something you should walk away from. How long do you stick with something that doesn’t make you feel good?”

You can see photos from the episode in the gallery.

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Ellen Pompeo Joins More 'Grey's Stars at Oscars 2019 Parties

Ellen Pompeo hits the carpet at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday (February 24) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Grey’s Anatomy actress was joined at the event by her co-star Jesse Williams and the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes.

Alex Landi and Jake Borelli, who are newcomers to the show, were seen attending the Mercedes-Benz USA Oscars Viewing Party at Four Seasons that afternoon.

Aja Naomi King, who stars on Shonda‘s show How to Get Away With Murder, also attended the Vanity Fair party.

FYI: Ellen is wearing a Sally Lapointe look, Christian Louboutin shoes, a William & Son clutch, and Yeprem jewelry. Aja is wearing an Elie Saab dress and Irene Neuwirth jewels. Alex is wearing Brooks Brothers.

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Cicely Tyson Wins Honorary Oscar at Govenors Awards 2018!

Cicely Tyson is being honored in a big way!

The iconic 93-year-old actress received an honorary Oscar at the 2018 Governors Awards on Sunday night (November 18) at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay presented the award to Cicely. She officially made history as the first black woman to receive an Oscar in the honorary award category.

How To Get Away With Murder creator Shonda Rhimes was also in attendance at the ceremony, who cast Cicely as a guest star, for which she has repeatedly been nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

FYI: Ava is wearing a custom Prada dress.

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