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Kelly McCreary Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Grey’s Anatomy is saying goodbye to another one of its own. Kelly McCreary, who has played beloved doctor Maggie Pierce, the half-sister to Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey, for nine seasons, is departing the hit ABC medical drama. Her farewell episode as a series regular will air April 13. “After nine seasons, I am saying goodbye […]

Ellen Pompeo’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Sendoff Episode Leaves the Door Open for Her Return

Grey’s Anatomy is undergoing a change. After nearly two decades and more than 400 episodes of leading the ABC medical drama, star Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey said goodbye to Grey Sloan Memorial for her family’s move to Boston in the season 19 winter premiere, “I’ll Follow the Sun.” The Feb. 23 episode marked Pompeo’s second-to-last […]

Shonda Rhimes Teams Up With St. John Knits for First Fashion Campaign

The award-winning TV writer, producer and author is partnering with the fashion line for the spring-summer collection.

‘Queen Charlotte’ Makes Her Debut With Trailer, Release Date for ‘Bridgerton’-verse Prequel Series

Queen Charlotte is officially making her splashy debut. The Bridgerton spinoff series will release May 4 on Netflix. New footage and first-look photos of the six-episode limited series were unveiled Tuesday during a global fan event for the larger Bridgerton universe, hosted by Netflix and Shondaland. The logline for the series reads: “Centered on Queen […]

Uzo Aduba to Star in Shondaland White House Murder-Mystery ‘The Residence’

Uzo Aduba is returning to Netflix. The Emmy-winning Orange Is the New Black alum has been tapped to star in The Residence, the murder-mystery show from Shondaland duo Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Ordered straight to series in March, The Residence is described as a thrilling, comedic murder mystery. Here’s the official logline for The Residence, per […]

Netflix Reveals First Look at Young Lady Danbury in ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel ‘Queen Charlotte’

Attention, diamonds, Netflix has released the first look at young Lady Agatha Danbury (Arsema Thomas) in its upcoming Bridgerton prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The limited series will focus on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, which Thomas’ Danbury will use to her advantage to find her own way into society, under the […]

How Shonda Rhimes, Ariana Grande, Paul Rudd and More Encouraged Americans to Vote in the 2022 Elections

In the weeks, and even months, leading up to the 2022 elections, major names in Hollywood have encouraged voters in Los Angeles and beyond to get out and vote. Frequently described as one of the most consequential midterms in recent history, this year’s elections have seen many in the industry spending time on the ground […]

Shonda Rhimes Says She’s Leaving Twitter After Elon Musk Takeover

Shonda Rhimes appears to be done with Twitter following Elon Musk closing his $44 billion deal to take over the company. Rhimes, who joined Twitter in November 2008 and has 1.9 million followers, posted a message Saturday suggesting she would no longer use the social media platform in light of Musk’s acquisition having been finalized […]

Sean Penn to Receive Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at TV Academy’s Hall of Fame Event

Sean Penn has a date with the Television Academy on Nov. 16. The actor, filmmaker and founder of Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE) will be feted with a Bob Hope Humanitarian Award at the organization’s Hall of Fame event. Held at TV Academy headquarters at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, the event serves […]

‘Inventing Anna’ Ignites Defamation Suit Against Netflix

Netflix’s propensity for docudramas is landing the streamer in hot water, this time courtesy of Rachel Williams — an associate of New York City con artist Anna Sorokin. She sued the company on Monday for defamation over her portrayal in Inventing Anna. The series, based on a May 2018 New York article, showcases the scams […]

Netflix Sues Co-Creators of ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Over “For-Profit” Performances

Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear are being sued by Netflix for staging “for-profit” performances of their Grammy-winning Unofficial Bridgerton Musical. In a lawsuit filed on Friday to a D.C. District Court, the streamer alleges that the duo and their company Barlow & Bear have profited off of “valuable intellectual property from the Netflix original series […]

Shonda Rhimes, Julia Quinn Team for ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Book

Author Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes are teaming for a Bridgerton prequel novel. Avon Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, has acquired North American rights to a collaborative novel written by Bridgerton author Quinn and Rhimes, who executive produces the Netflix original series, it was announced Thursday. The novel will be based […]