Sunday, May 26, 2024

“Grey’s Anatomy” Remaining Star Ellen Pompeo Throws Justin Chambers Under the Bus and Moves On, As Always


I don’t know much about what goes on at “Grey’s Anatomy.” But I’m continually impressed with star Ellen Pompeo’s ability to move on when another actor is fired or leaves in a contract dispute. She’s a survivor, that’s for sure. In an Instagram post she has no tears for Justin Chambers, a co-worker for 15 years. She doesn’t even refer to Chambers by name, just his character, Alex Karev, as if Karev were the real person. It’s very touching in a Hollywood way. Is there any Emmy for this? Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Katherine Heigl would all like to present it. This really is a Shonda!

PS She must be getting tips in diplomacy from “cousin” Mike Pompeo!

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Hi here I go again … Thank YOU! You are truly the best most passionate most loyal fans anyone could ever ask for. Because of you we got to make great tv… because of you we got to make television history! I say often life is hard and thank God it is because like I tell my kids… it shows us what we are made …of how strong we really are and let’s face it… without the lows there would be no dancing it out or celebrating this incredible experience we call life. Thanks to our national treasure @therealdebbieallen and the writers for giving Alex Karev the best send off. Thanks to @shondarhimes for creating the most amazing character. For me personally for Karev to go back to the beginning…. was the best possible storyline. It pays homage to those incredible first years and the incredible cast …that created a foundation so strong that the show is still standing. So let’s not be sad. As our fearless leader DA always says let’s PULL UP and celebrate the actors the writers and the fantastic crew who make this show come to life every week. No matter what the challenge or how tired we all are in the end… you keep us going…..That is worth dancing it out over! So much love and gratitude to you all. Xo E

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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