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Last month, Greys Anatomy veteran Ellen Pompeo revealed that she had secured over half a million dollars per episode of the iconic medical drama show. 

Now, the actress has spoken to Jimmy Kimmel about how she feels that women are socially influenced not to be difficult and fight for higher salaries. 

Pompeo feels that women need to step up and make sure that they ask for the salary they feel they deserve in order to be equal. 

 

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'As women, you know, it’s not only about what’s done to us or what’s not given to us, it’s what don’t we ask for,' she said,' on The Jimmy Kimmel Show.

'How much of it is isn’t given to us or is it that we don’t ask?'

'And I think that as much as we can point the finger at other people, and say, ‘You don’t give us’ or You don’t treat us fairly,’ we also have to point the finger at ourselves and say, ‘Did we ask?'

 

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'Did we step up and have the gumption to ask for what a man would?' We have to own our part of it and sometimes we’re too shy.'

'We’re too afraid to be seen as difficult… to really speak our mind,' she finished.

Asking for your worth in a financial negotiation can be difficult, but Ellen believes it is necessary to close the gap between men and women's salaries. 

 

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Congratulations are in order this morning after news broke that much-loved actress Ellen Pompeo has become a mother for the third time.

The Grey's Anatomy star took to Instagram last night to announce the arrival of her first son, and it looks like her fans and follwoers couldn't be happier for her.

Amassing more than a quarter of a million likes in just 15 hours, Ellen's upload which features her husband, Chris Ivery, and their newborn son has melted hearts online.

"Eli Christopher," 47-year-old Ellen wrote. "Chris Ivery just fell a notch. I've got a new guy."

 

Eli Christopher Chris Ivery just fell a notch.. I've got a new guy

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The actress, who is already mum to seven-year-old Stella Luna and two-year-old Sienna May, has been inundated with words of support and congratulation since sharing the tender snap last night.

"Congratulations! All the best to you and your family!" wrote one Instagram user while another added: "Oh, this picture is so cute! Congratulations!"

Ellen tied the knot with Chris in 2007 after meeting in a grocery store four years earlier.

 

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For the last 10 years, birthday girl Ellen Pompeo has starred as Meredith Grey in the hit series, Grey's Anatomy.

She's remained a firm fan-favourite and one of the highest-paid TV actresses today. 

In honour of her special day we are wishing her all the best on her birthday!

However, it did get us thinking about how close her alter-ego Meredith has come to her last birthday. Multiple times. 

Any fans of Grey's will tell you that series creator Shonda Rhimes does not hesitate in putting her fans through emotional on a weekly basis.

What are the chances that any of these outrageous incidents would happen to one single person? 

Seriously!?

1. She holds a bomb inside a patient’s body. Which then explodes just after she hands it off to Dillon. 

2. She drowns

3. She gets far too close to a distraught gunman. 

4. A Seattle resident has a pet lion. And the lion escapes

5. She's in the plane crash! 

6. She's exposed to toxic blood, for a very long time. 

Happy birthday Meredith Grey, you ridiculous human being.

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Ten months apart has been time enough for Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Fink, it seems.

The pair split back in January after fifteen years of marriage, but were spotted in Paris just yesterday looking very much the happy couple.

Wearing sunglasses and dark sweaters, Patrick and Jillian held hands as they strolled through the streets, making it clear they are now more than just friends.

The couple's split was followed just two months later by the shock announcement that Patrick was finishing up his eleven-year tenure on Grey's Anatomy.

Both announcements were strongly linked to rumours Patrick had started up a fling with "a young woman" who worked on the set of the show.

According to reports at the time, Patrick's co-star Ellen Pompeo got wind of got was going on and blew the whistle to both Jillian and the show's creator Shonda Rhimes.

Despite the behind-the-scenes drama, Shonda Rhimes issued a touching tribute after the show aired, saying, "Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character – for Meredith, for me and for the fans.

"I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our 'McDreamy'… His loss will be felt by all."

And while Shonda may not be ready to give Patrick another chance, it seems Jillian is.

The celebrity make-up artist has kept Patrick's surname on all of her social media accounts, still going by her married name of Jilian Dempsey. 

Patrick himself took to Instagram yesterday to share this romantic snap of the French capital:

 

Weekend in Paris

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The couple, who are parents to 12-year-old Tallulah and seven-year-old twins Sullivan and Darby, certainly seem to be giving things another go.

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In case you missed it, Shonda Rhimes has become a pretty big deal in TV land.

Not only is she the emotionally reckless mastermind behind Grey’s Anatomy, she is also responsible for bringing Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder to our screens.

She is also the reason that one our favourite fictional ladies (possibly ever), Meredith Grey was spotted flinging red wine at some of Hollywood’s other leading ladies, including Kerry Washington, Scandal’s star.

Not to worry though, there isn’t another celebrity spat about to wreak havoc on social media. The TV stars were just doing a bit of promotional work.

To be honest, any Scandal fans out there know that Olivia would never be one to waste a good glass of red.

The cast of Shonda’s three series got together for one epic photoshoot. So epic in fact that it led to four different cover shots for Entertainment Weekly.

Sitting down over some wine and cheese with the show’s creator, stars Viola Davis, Ellen Pompeo and Kerry Washington had a frank discussion about Hollywood and McDreamy, of course.

Ellen pointed out that a lot of the reaction to the much loved characters death was something she recognised as quite sexist:

 “All of a sudden, ­Patrick [Dempsey] leaves, and it’s like, Oh my God, ­Meredith’s gonna get killed with Alzheimer’s! The show couldn’t possibly go on ­without the man!

Shonda is famous for keeping her storylines under lock and key and making all of her actors swear to secrecy to avoid spoilers breaking free.

However, there was one nugget of information for any Scandal fans out there as she revealed Cyrus (played by Jeff Perry), will be something of a “monster of the loose” in upcoming episodes.

“He had an arena to play in before, and now the monster is out, and that is a dangerous thing.” 

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In the last year Shonda Rhimes has been getting an awful lot of grief from Grey’s Anatomy fans. If you or anyone in your life was a Grey’s fan, specifically if they were fond of one Dr. McDreamy, then you probably heard all about it.

In the latest season he came to an untimely ending and fans were not happy. Not one bit.

This week Shonda has revealed that she didn’t do it entirely out a need to make her fans cry, well, that’s what she claims anyway.

She explained that with Patrick Dempsey, who played handsome brain surgeon Derek Shepherd for almost 11 years, exiting the show she saw no other way to wrap up his storyline.

"What were the options? Either Der was going to walk out on Mer and leave her high and dry, and what was that going to mean?"

So, instead of breaking Meredith’s heart she decided to go and break the hearts of her millions of viewers instead. Nice Shonda.

"As painful as it was for me as a storyteller, the only way to preserve what felt true to me was Derek was going to have to die for that love to remain honest."

She went on to say that next season will be a “rebirth” of sorts:

"We do have this world in which Meredith is single, and she is living this life that she hadn't thought she was going to be living again.”

To be honest, we hadn’t thought of a world where one of television’s most pivotal couples was going to be ripped away from us either.

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Fans of the long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy were left shocked last month when one of the show's most beloved actors, Patrick Dempsey, ended his eleven year tenure on the show in a tragic episode which saw him being killed off.

However now it seems that Patrick's departure was not his own decision, but that of the show's producers, after the actor got involved in an "inappropriate relationship" on set.

According to a new report by InTouch, Patrick's onscreen wife Ellen Pompeo found out about his romantic involvement with "a young woman who worked on the set," and told both Patrick's wife of eleven years Jillian Fink and the show's creator Shonda Rhimes, leading to ABC's decision to fire him from the show.

News of Patrick's sudden exit from Grey's Anatomy came just months after Jillian filed for divorce, something it's strongly believed is linked to the revelation that Patrick had been unfaithful.

In Dr Shepherd's final episode, which aired in the US on April 23rd, the neurosurgeon is seen stopping to help the victims of a car crash on an open road when he is slammed into by a truck.

Having suffered major head trauma, he is later declared brain dead, bringing his time on the show to a tragic close.

Despite the behind-the-scenes drama, Shonda Rhimes issued a touching tribute after the show aired, saying, "Derek Shepherd is and will always be an incredibly important character – for Meredith, for me and for the fans. I absolutely never imagined saying goodbye to our 'McDreamy'… His loss will be felt by all."

As for Patrick, he said his own goodbye with a message on Twitter which read, "I want to thank all the fans, what an incredible 11 yrs, I love you all."

The actor has three children with his estranged wife Jillian, 13-year-old Talula and eight-year-old twins Darby and Sullivan.

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Actress Ellen Pompeo has become a mum for the second time – but she managed to keep her new arrival a secret from the media for two whole months!

The Grey's Anatomy lead revealed on social media last night that her daughter Sienna May Ivery had been born in August by surrogate. She already has one child, five-year-old Stella Luna.

Ellen thanked her co-stars for their help in keeping Sienna's arrival under wraps:

The star also shared a beautiful picture of her husband Chris Ivery kissing the new little one.

The black-and-white photo was captioned, "We love you more than words can say."

We know the baby's a cutie, but it's this amazing nursery we can't get over – is it possible to be jealous of a two-month-old?! Look at that stylish cot!

Ellen says she is smitten with her growing family. "I try my absolute hardest every minute of the day to be the best mother I can to those children," she said in an interview.

"Not having a mother growing up, being a mother is more significant than I can put into words," she added.

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