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What Celebrity Would You Like To See On ‘The Muppets’?

9/22/2015 8:06am EDT
10 Celebrities Who NEED To Guest Star On 'The Muppets'
The latest small screen version of Jim Henson’s creations is coming to ABC, debuting this Tuesday, September 22. The Muppets have always been known for their celebrity cameos, and this iteration looks to be no different. Simply titled “The Muppets,” the show is a mockumentary about the behind-the-scenes production of “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” a fictional talk show airing after “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Elizabeth Banks and Tom Bergeron are appearing as themselves on the premiere, and plenty more Season 1 guests have already been announced. That still leaves room for plenty more cameos, so here a...

'Grey's Anatomy' Creator Opens Up About McDreamy's Death

8/5/2015 10:22am EDT
Shonda Rhimes
During the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Tuesday, "Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes finally revealed why she decided to kill of Patrick Dempsey's character, affectionately known as McDreamy.

Last season, Dempsey's character, Derek Shepherd, was fatally injured in a devastating car crash. His wife Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) pulled the plug on him.

Rhimes told reporters, "The decision to have the character die was not a difficult one. What were the options? Derek was going to walk out on Meredith and leave her high and dry and what was that going to mean? That was going ...

Shonda Rhimes Backlash Causes NY Times To Rethink Diversity Issues

9/23/2014 1:29pm EDT
Shonda Rhimes Backlash Causes NY Times To Rethink Diversity Issu
The New York Times continues to receive backlash after publishing an article where screenwriter/director/producer Shonda Rhimes was reduced to being called an "angry black woman" in an editorial piece by the Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley.

In the article, Stanley also called Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis as "less classically beautiful" than others.

Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan published an inquiry into the situation and stated, "There are some big questions here — about diversity, about editing procedures and about how The Times deals with stories about women and race,"...

TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet Pics - Christina Aguilera, Claire Danes, Frank Ocean & More!

4/24/2013 9:21am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Earlier this week TIME magazine released its "TIME 100," a list of the of the 100 most influential people in the world. The 2013 list includes many Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Several of music's hottest stars are also part of the prestigious TIME 100, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Frank Ocean.

New York City was swarming with celebrities who attended the TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. Barbara Walters, Claire Danes and Pad...

TIME Releases '100 Most Influential People' List With Jay-Z & Jennifer Lawrence On Two Of Seven Covers

4/18/2013 8:00pm EDT
Jay-Z covers Time magazine
100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features seven different covers for the first time ever, including two showcasing entertainers: hip-hop artist Jay-Z and actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Editors selected guest contributors to write about the honorees. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said of the hip-hop star: "He's never forgotten his roots—'Empire State of Mind' was a love song to our city—and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood.

Bloomberg added, "In nearly every...

Shonda Rhimes Slams 'Bunface' Producers For Lack Of Diversity

6/13/2012 3:38pm EDT
Shonda Rhimes
Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has lashed out at producers behind new TV show Bunheads over a lack of diversity among the series' cast.

The writer tuned in on Monday to catch ABC's new program, set in a dance school in a small coastal town, but was left disappointed with the lack of different ethnicities featured in the episode.

She took to to vent her anger, writing, "Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn't cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show?" NOT ONE?"

When one follower accused her of racism, she replied, "I def...