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Shonda Rhimes Perfectly Responds to Petition to Get Jesse Williams Fired From 'Grey's Anatomy'

Shonda Rhimes is responding to that ridiculous petition to get Jesse Williams fired from Grey’s Anatomy over his 2016 BET Awards speech.

The petition urged for Jesse to be fired for his “racist, hate speech against law enforcement and white people at the BET awards.” The petition has almost 7,000 signatures at the time of publication.

“Do not promote empty people & their tantrums. Pure clickbait to gain followers, attention & money, for themselves, not you. Never you,” Jesse wrote on Twitter this past weekend, seemingly in response to the petition.

Shonda got wind of the petition, and tweeted, “Um, people? Boo don’t need a petition. #shondalandrules.”

Kerry Washington Joins Michelle Obama at United State Of Women Summit

Kerry Washington arrives backstage at the White House Summit on the United State Of Women on Tuesday (June 14) in Washington, D.C.

The Scandal actress spoke on stage at the event alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Also present at the event were actress Patricia Arquette and producer Shonda Rhimes.

The summit focused on gender equality issues such as the wage gap, access to education and the importance of female leadership across all fields.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Maje jacket.

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Christina Aguilera Debuts New Red Hair At Hillary Clinton's 'She's With Us' Fundraiser Concert!

Christina Aguilera shows off her brand new red hair while performing on stage during the Hillary Clinton: She’s With Us Fundraiser Concert held at The Greek Theatre on Monday (June 6) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by fellow performers and presenters Chrissy Teigen and hubby John Legend, Eva Longoria, Ricky Martin, Jamie Foxx, Shonda Rhimes, Kate Walsh, The Voice season ten winner Alisan Porter, Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson, Andra Day, Mary Steenburgen and Hillary Clinton herself.

Christina belted out her hit song “Ain’t No Other Man” in support of the Clinton campaign ahead of Tuesday’s California primary.


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Shonda Rhimes Addresses Sara Ramirez's Exit from 'Grey's Anatomy'

Shonda Rhimes is opening up about actress Sara Ramirez‘s exit from the hit drama Grey’s Anatomy after ten years as a series regular.

The series creator and showrunner said that she found out about Sara‘s departure only three days before it was announced and it was not planned into the storyline.

“This one was different because it wasn’t a big planned thing,” Shonda said at the Vulture Festival (via Us Weekly). “I had a different plan going and when Sara came in and said, ‘I really need to take this break,’ I was lucky that we’d shot the end of the season with her going to New York.”

“I felt really good that we had shot that ending and that she said she wanted to take this break and we were able to give it to her because I love the woman and I want to do everything for her. It all worked out in that sense,” she added.

Justin Theroux Sustained Several Injuries On 'Leftovers' Set!

Justin Theroux shows off his beard as he attends his Inside: The Leftovers panel discussion held during the 2016 Vulture Festival at The Standard on Sunday (May 22) in New York City.

The 44-year-old actor was joined at the festival by his co-star Ann Dowd, writer Damon Lindelof, executive producer Mimi Leder and creator Tom Perrotta, as well as Ethan Hawke, Trevor Noah, Fred Armisen, Shonda Rhimes, Lena Hall, and Alia Shawkat with her Search Party co-stars.

Also in attendance was the cast of UnReal: Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Josh Kelly, Craig Bierko, B.J. Britt and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.

“I went to the hospital, I got ten stitches in my lip and I broke my nose,” Justin revealed during his Leftovers panel (via Vulture). “Both episode eights in both seasons I shattered my hand, I got stitches in my head, and I broke my knuckles.”

FYI: Jeffrey is wearing an AllSaints top and jacket, Levi’s jeans, Florsheim shoes, and a Brixton hat.

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Emmy Rossum Joins Fiance Sam Esmail at Peabody Awards 2016

Emmy Rossum and fiance Sam Esmail couple up on the red carpet at the 2016 Peabody Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street on Saturday evening (May 21) in New York City.

The 29-year-old Shameless actress and 38-year old Mr. Robot creator were among a star-studded guest list at the awards event honoring stories that matter.

Also in attendance were Mr. Robot stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek, who joined Sam as they accepted an award for the show.

The stars were joined by producer Shonda Rhimes and Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter at the event.

FYI: Emmy is wearing a Marchesa gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, Irene Neuwirth earrings, and carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Krysten is wearing a Zuhair Murad outfit, Pedro Garcia shoes, a Charlotte Olympia clutch, and a Sylva & Cie ring.

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Kerry Washington Talks About Her Pregnancy on 'Kimmel'

Kerry Washington shows off her little baby bump while heading into the studio for Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (May 12) in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old pregnant actress appeared on the show alongside Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes to talk about the season finale.

Jimmy asked who Kerry called to reveal her pregnancy news first – her parents or Shonda.

“My parents don’t want me to answer that,” Kerry said while shaking her head. “I will not answer that.”

Shonda was asked if she is planning on having Olivia Pope become pregnant in the next season or if Kerry‘s bump will be hidden. “I’m not going to tell you,” she said.


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