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Ellen Pompeo Thought The Emmys Need More “People Of Color”

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Ellen Pompeo was not impressed by the 2013 Emmy Awards. I didn’t think I’d have this much to say about the show either, but I felt like her comment was worth sharing. I think it’s going to get a few people talking all over the Internet, unless Ellen Pompeo is too 2008 to get attention. She told USA Today that she was “really disappointed” because,

I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me. … That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?

I guess since Pompeo is on a show known for its diversity (“I’m extremely proud of our very, very diverse cast [of Grey's Anatomy] which represents the world that I walk around in every day”) she’s disappointed when other shows are too, well, white. Her husband, Chris Ivery, is black. She’s come under fire before from Essence for trying to appropriate black culture solely because her husband is black. Or something.

All I can say is yeah, it would be really great if TV shows could have the same “color blind casting” that Grey‘s does. For example, nowhere in the character breakdown did it say that Sandra Oh‘s character was Asian. They just read whoever they thought would be best for the part. By the way, this upcoming season of Grey‘s will be Oh’s last.

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It’s a Girl!

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I give a lot of credit to Grey’s Anatomy Ellen Pompeo and her husband, music producer Chris Ivery for keeping this a secret for so long!  Their spokesperson released a statement today announcing the birth of their daughter, Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery.  She was born on September 15th and that’s all they’ve released in the way of details.

Congratulations to the (hopefully!) happy couple!

Pictures in the gallery were taken of Ellen the week she gave birth.  She really looked great right up until the end!

Anatomy of an Affair?

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Usually, reading the words “Star Magazine reports,” is enough to make me discount every single word that follows.  But several months ago there were rumblings that the marriage between Chris Ivery and Grey’s Anatomy Ellen Pompeo was on the rocks.  They’ve been married less than two years (they’ve been dating since 2003) and are expecting a baby girl one of these days.  As an aside, her pregnancy seems like it’s been dragging on for, like, five years.  

Anyway, based on that one stupid rumor that was floating around this summer, I’m wondering if this story could be true.  According to Star, record producer Ivery had an affair this spring with a Boston girl named Rachel Artz.  I checked out her Facebook — she’s 19-years-old, blond, hot.  Artz said, “Yes, I had sexual relations with Chris.  We were intimate several times.”  Ellen’s camp is denying the affair, but this teenager is spilling specific details of having sex with Chris in Boston, Miami and at a friend’s home on Martha’s Vineyard.

Oh, Ellen, it’s like you are getting real-life karmic payback for the fictional character you play on television.  So unfair.