Ellen Pompeo Not Enamored With Young Hollywood Stars' Behavior

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Echoing the sentiments of many, Ellen Pompeo says Hollywood socialites "who are rich and famous for nothing" are setting a bad example.

"I just think the media should take this country in a different direction," the 37-year-old Grey's Anatomy actress tells the new issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, on newsstands August 15.

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"We're so focused on the wrong things. We're teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing."

In an thinly-veiled reference to coverage of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and their ilk, Pompeo says:

"What are we doing to this younger generation? It's not very responsible."

Pompeo, who plays Dr. Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy, calls the media "irresponsible" for speculating that she has an eating disorder.

"I worry about the girls who look up to me - I don't want them to think I starve myself or don't eat."

"I don't want them to think that to be like me, that's what they have to do," explains the actress, who is naturally slender.

Pompeo, a Boston-area native who is engaged to record producer Chris Ivery, says they haven't yet set a wedding date. The pair got engaged in November, having dating for three years.

"I swear we're going to get married at sometime," Ellen Pompeo says. "We're just trying to fit it all in. It won't be a big ceremony - we want one thing to ourselves!"
Does Ellen Pompeo see children in her future?

"I do," she says. "With the show, I just don't know if it's entirely fair to myself and to everybody else right now. We'll see what happens."

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


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I am so glad that someone like Ellen said this. This goes to show me that she is even more amazing than before. I am really glad that I chose her as a role model! And, I am really happy that she said it because I couldn't have said it better.


Hey Hafsa you lucky7 thing i´m SO JELIOUS. I wish i shared my bithday with Ellne or Patrick. I think i´d prefare it if it was Patrick thogh.


Hi Tamika thanks for the link, i tried to leave a messege but there was an error on the page, will try again later. And guess what my birthday is same as Ellen's 10th of Nov! arent i lucky? LOL!!!


Please join in on the birthday project for EP that the website Ellen Source is runing, im sure she'd appreciate all you're birthday wishes for her birthday this year! http://ellensource.com/birthda... I dont run the website but i thought i'd get the word out so she has lots of good wishes!! I love that she's so outspoken!! And focuses on the things that matter...she really is someone to look up too!


Ellen Pompeo is an excellent human being and an amazing actress. Both my sons, wife and I adore her. watch Greys mostly because of her. I think with her voicing her positive opinions, Shes an excellent role model as you guys mentioned.


in fact, it's like the same thing!
i just double-checked!


i love ellen pompeo so much. she's like one of my idols. and there was something in my local newspaper about what she said about paris hilton.
i cut it out and i'm gonna put it up in my bedroom soon cuz ellen pompeo is AWESOME!


I agree with all of you I think that the Media and the rest of the world should focus on positive people in hollywood like Ellen, and Patrick, Ellen is a great person to look up to, people like Ellen give kids another outlook on life like if they complete school and work hard they can get a great job, and a great future. keep up the good work.


i agree lauren tharp i am totally in love with her but as a role model or favorite actress but not in a gross sorta way!!!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

[narrating] "At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out, they fence you in. Life is messy, that's how we're made. So you can waste your life drawing lines or you can live your life crossing them. But there are some lines that are way too dangerous to cross. Here's what I know. If you're willing to throw caution to the wind and take a chance, the view from the other side... is spectacular."


Richard: Chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight, Stevens. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar.