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Taylor Swift's Music is Making Shonda Rhimes Very Happy

Taylor Swift makes her way out of her Tribeca apartment on Saturday evening (January 3) in New York City.

The 25-year-old singer got good use out of her brand new Detective Olivia Benson and Doctor Meredith Grey carrying cases as she brought along her cats.

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The day before, Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes revealed that she was really loving 1989.

“Me and @taylorswift13′s album like each other very much. Headphones happy. Thank you, Taylor,” she tweeted.

Taylor responded with: “Having a writer like you to look up to makes my life better on a daily basis. So happy you like 1989. ((Squeals with joy)) ❤️.”

Wonder if we’ll hear any of Taylor‘s new stuff in an upcoming episode of one of Shonda‘s shows!

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This 'TGIT Withdrawal' Promo Is More Than Accurate!

This new promo for ABC’s Thank God It’s Thursday line up of Shonda Rhimes‘ three hit series sure is capturing our withdrawal very accurately!

The clip features How to Get Away with Murder stars Jack Falahee, Matt McGorry, and Aja Naomi King, Scandal‘s Scott Foley and Katie Lowes, and Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sara Ramirez and Kevin McKidd.

“Does life feel like you’ll never again stand in the sun or see man parts on a dead girl’s phone,” Jack starts of the promo.

Our withdrawal will come to an end on Thursday (January 9) when all three shows return with new episodes starting at 8/7c on ABC!


TGIT Withdrawal Promo

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Shonda Rhimes Inspires Us All in 'THR' Women in Entertainment Acceptance Speech - Watch Now!

Shonda Rhimes dons a black dress while attending The Hollywood Reporter’s Women In Entertainment Breakfast held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (December 10) in Los Angeles.

The 44-year-old Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy showrunner was honored with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at the ceremony, which honored the 100 most powerful women in the entertainment industry.

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“This moment right here, me standing up here all brown with my boobs and my Thursday night of network television full of women of color, competitive women, strong women, women who own their bodies and whose lives revolve around their work instead of their men, women who are big dogs, that could only be happening right now,” Shonda shared.

She added, “Look around this room. It’s filled with women of all colors in Hollywood who are executives and heads of studios and VPs and show creators and directors. There are a lot of women in Hollywood in this room who have the game-changing ability to say yes or no to something. 15 years ago, that would not have been as true.” Watch the video of her entire speech below!


Shonda Rhimes – THR Awards Speech

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Tony Goldwyn & 'Scandal' Cast Honor Shonda Rhimes at THR Breakfast

Tony Goldwyn is handsome in a suit at the 2014 Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Breakfast held at Milk Studios on Wednesday morning (December 10) in Los Angeles.

The 54-year-old actor was joined by his Scandal co-stars Portia de Rossi, Dan Bucatinsky, and Darby Stanchfield.

Jesse Williams was also seen at the event, which honored Shonda Rhimes, the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.

“So honored to present @shondarhimes w #SherryLansingLeadershipAward at @THR #WomenInEntertainment #Power100 event! Her speech was AMAZING!” Tony tweeted on the same day.

The day before, Portia was spotted grabbing some early morning Mexican food at Hugo’s Tacos in Sherman Oaks.

FYI: Portia is wearing Stella McCartney. Darby is wearing an EFFY Jewelry ring.

10+ pictures inside of Tony Goldwyn at the Hollywood Reporter Women In Entertainment Breakfast… More Here! »

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Shonda Rhimes Calls the 'NYT' Article a Good Reminder of 'Casual Racial Bias & Odd Misogyny'

Shonda Rhimes is officially dubbed “TV’s Savior” on the gorgeous new cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 44-year-old screenwriter/director/producer – who happens to run three hit shows in Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder – had to share with the mag:

On the New York Times article: “Some really amazing articles were written that had the conversation that I’ve been trying to have for a very long time, which, coming from me, makes me sound like I’m just, ‘Rrrraw!’…In this world in which we all feel we’re so full of gender equality and we’re a postracial [society] and Obama is president, it’s a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal.”

On Scandal: “There are no [Katherine] Heigls in this situation. I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don’t have time for it.”

On reaching out to other networks: “It wasn’t really about money, though don’t get me wrong, it’s very important in a world in which women are paid 77 cents on the dollar to be paid in a way that felt correct. I wanted more control. I wanted the autonomy. And I wanted to feel like if I was making shows,
 I could sell them anywhere. I’m in a lovely posi- tion that whenever we pitch something, ABC buys it, which is great, but I also wanted the abil- ity to say, ‘This is not for you.’”

For more on Shonda, visit HollywoodReporter.com.

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Shonda Rhimes Shuts Down the 'New York Times' Critic Who Called Her an 'Angry Black Woman'

Shonda Rhimes is shooting down the New York Times critic who called her an “angry black woman.”

“Apparently we can be “angry black women” together, because I didn’t know I was one either! @petenowa #LearnSomethingNewEveryday” Shonda wrote on her Twitter account about the NYT review of How to Get Away with Murder – she did not create the show, Pete Nowalk did. “Final thing: (then I am gonna do some yoga): how come I am not “an angry black woman” the many times Meredith (or Addison!) rants? @nytimes”

“Wait. I’m” angry” AND a ROMANCE WRITER?!! I’m going to need to put down the internet and go dance this one out. Because ish is getting real,” Shonda continued on her rant.

The New York Times also implied in their review that Viola Davis, the show’s star, as “less classically beautiful.”

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