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."

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Is that what it means? but Burke is not coming back. You know christina and Mark will be an intersting couple, dont u think?


Meredith hooked up with Derek and Cristina hooked up with Burke. One of the new interns will try to hook up with McSteamy??????


New spoiler, but i dont understant what "try and pull a Cristina/Meredith" means. Can someone pls explain to me what that means after reading the spoiler. Thanks 08/11 - We have some inside scoop on the new Grey's Anatomy interns who will be descending on Seattle Grace this season. Of course, we all know about Lexie played by Chyler Leigh (who will be a regular cast member this season). But what about the other newbie interns? Claire will be played by Tymberlee Chanel who is a relatively unknown newcomber to television save for two guest roles. The first was on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this year and Numb3rs. Graciella is played by Gloria Garayua. She has had some guest starring roles in Cold Case, the ill-received 3 Lbs., Strong Medicine, Joey, Six Feet Under and others. Leo has had plenty of guest starring television roles as well, such as Dexter, That '70s Show, The X-Files and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. But also a relative newcomber to the scene. As you may have noticed, these aren't the interns who were in the last episode of the last season! Those interns were played by Ajay Vidure, Candice Afia, Artie O'Daly and Joseph Williamson. No word if they will be showing up this season as well or not. We have also been told that one of the interns is going to try and pull a Cristina/Meredith and hook up with one of the McDoctors.


to hask: Yeah, in guess you could say I'm in love with her... but not in a nasty way. She's amazing. to i love ellen pompeo: thanks


i really do love this woman and lauren tharp way to go i totally agree with you ellen pompeo is a great adn strong role model!!!!


i really hope i get to meet one day and im glad she saying this about the media i mean she totally right girls shouldnt look up to celebritys just because they are skinny shes is definatley my role model and she will one day make a really great mother


I think she looks great for someone who is so close to 40. She is thin and looks very healthy. She keeps a low profile for a popular Hollywood star. This story was featured on MSN's home page and the only comments I read that were bad were about her boyfriend and his old felony conviction. She's a great person and I have a lot of respect for her. Now that she has said this some people will try their hardest to discredit her and it's a shame.


The picture was from their Europe tour 2006. They loked tired in those pictures, I didn't like them much. They let them get enough rest on these tours it seems. I saw the pictures of this interview on E! News yesterday, her LA Confidential cover and inside photos that go with the rest of this article.. one word AMAZING! can't wait till wednesday. hope someone can scan it for us, I don't get it here :(


ellen looks so old and washed- out in that picture...


this article was in our newspaper today and it had a picture of kate walsh instead of ellen. :D i'm glad someone as visible as ellen has finally said something about this insanity. YAAAY ELLEN!


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.