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Shonda Rhimes Doesn’t Put Up With “Bullsh*t” Or “Nasty People” Like Katherine Heigl



Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder’s Shonda Rhimes is definitely not Katherine Heigl’s number one fan.

The Hollywood Reporter recently printed an incredible profile piece highlighting the success of Rhimes as a Hollywood showrunner. But during the star’s interview with the publication, the 44-year-old slammed Heigl while discussing the “smooth operation” on her hit drama, Scandal.

“We’re always behind,” she said. “There are no Heigls in this situation. Later adding that she has a “no assholes” policy and that “I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don’t have time for it.”

It’s worth nothing that Katherine, who worked on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2010, withdrew her name from 2008-2009 awards consideration “because she hadn’t been provided the material to warrant an Emmy nomination.”

During Rhime’s chat with THR, she also further responded to the New York Times article that labeled her an “angry black woman” and called Murder’s Viola Davis “less classically beautiful” that other Black actresses on primetime.

“Some really amazing articles were written that had the conversation that I’ve been trying to have for a very long time, which, coming from me, makes me sound like I’m just, ‘Rrrraw!’ ” she said. “In this world in which we all feel we’re so full of gender equality and we’re a postracial [society] and Obama is president, it’s a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal.”

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Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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