You’ve all seen the logo for Shondaland many times: It’s a heart surrounded by a rollercoaster. This logo appeared to make some sense when it showed up after Shonda Rhimes’ frothy soap operas like Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice, less after her more dramatic shows like How To Get Away With Murder and her political escapade here with Scandal. Show More Summary
On March 27, 2005, Grey's Anatomy premiered and everything changed. OK, maybe not everything. But Shonda Rhimes gave us a whole new language, one of TV's best couples (Meredith and Cristina, not MerDer) and revolutionized Post-Its as the ultimate symbol of romance. Show More Summary
The story prompted lots of reaction, foremost among the tweets was one from Shonda Rhimes: “1st Reaction: HELL NO. Lemme take off my earrings, somebody hold my purse! 2nd Reaction: Article is so ignorant I can’t even be bothered.”
It appears that Shonda Rhimes and others don’t want articles that discuss diversity in a way that is different from their point of view. At least that’s the message that is being sent to Deadline writer Nellie Andreeva. Last night, she...Show More Summary
Late last year, I, like most reasonable people with even a passing interest in race, gender, television (or all of the above) read Alessandra Stanley’s New York Times piece about Shonda Rhimes with a combined mix of fascination, shock, horror, and disgust. Show More Summary
Deadline Hollywood's Nellie Andreeva wrote a post yesterday called "TV Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings - About Time Or Too Much of a Good Thing?" and Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder creator Shonda Rhimes was not having it.
It takes a special kind of person to look at the success of shows like Empire, black-ish, and Fresh Off the Boat as something to fear, but that's just what Deadline did last night, in a story that asked, "Ethnic Castings — About Time, or Too Much of Good Thing?"... More »
Deadline managed to trend on Twitter for several hours yesterday after running
Shonda Rhimes has joined the many voices speaking out against the Deadline article, "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings - About Time Or Too Much of Good Thing?" The tone-deaf column argued that the push to feature non-Caucasian...Show More Summary
Deadline has gone ahead and pissed off the most powerful woman in television. Shonda Rhimes - the producer behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder - took to Twitter last night to slam a column titled “Pilots 2015:...Show More Summary
The headline of a recent Deadline article was probably meant to be a rhetorical question: “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings — About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” Rhetorical or not, writer Nellie Andreeva sure got her answer. Shonda Rhimes, the showrunner with the Midas touch, live-tweeted her reaction to Deadline’s first-rate […]
People are rightfully angry at writer Nellie Andreevna's notion that minorities are stealing white actors' roles
So in case you hadn't heard, someone at Deadline wrote an op-ed that wondered allowed, "sure we're getting more ethnic diversity on TV, but is it TOO MUCH ethnic diversity on TV?" No, srsly. The title of the article is Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Casting — About Time Or Too Much Of A Good Thing? [ [...]
Late Tuesday night, Deadline.com published a story that ignited the Internet. Titled "Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings –- About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?" Nellie Andreeva's take on the year's uptick in diversity on television claimed that more parts for "ethnic actors" lessened the available roles for white actors. Show More Summary
An article from a trade publication has come under fire for questioning if networks have overcompensated on minority leads. read more
Shonda Rhimes took to her Twitter account on Tuesday night (March 24) to blast an article posted by Deadline as it suggested that the surge of ethnic casting on television was “too much of a good thing.” The article quickly was put on blast by Hollywood heavyweights after it stated that 50% of the roles [...]
Beauty, brains, and talent - Kerry Washington really has it all, and then some. On Saturday, the actress had a winning night at the GLAAD Media Awards in LA. After Kerry stunned on the red carpet with Shonda Rhimes - the woman who created...Show More Summary
Last night was the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards! ‘Scandal‘ star Kerry Washington, along with mega-producer Shonda Rhimes and ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ star Viola Davis, attended the event, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum were also on hand for the big night. Check out our gallery of […]
Shonda Rhimes, Joan Didion, Button & Bly, ANIMAL MATRIARCHS, Rihanna is the voice of Dream Works' first heroine of color, teenage girl hysteria, Internet Explorer is donezo, Race Together is so fucked, being a parent is sometimes also fucked but in different ways but they all stem from the same place isn't that the weirdest shit ever?? And so much more!
The Girls star and Scandal super fan, along with a very bad wig, starred in a very kinky, very shocking episode Shonda Rhimes’s hit show Thursday night. Warning: Spoilers ahead!