Ellen Pompeo Thought The Emmys Were Racist and Embarassing

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Like many of us, Ellen Pompeo was not into the Emmys. She took particular offense to the stinkbomb of an awards show because it reflected the casual whitewashing of Hollywood, and told USA Today one day after the telecast:

“I didn’t see any diversity in the Emmys at all. The Emmys felt so dated to me… That dance number was embarrassing. Did you see one person of color in that dance number?” She went on: “I’m extremely proud of [Grey’s Anatomy’s] very, very diverse cast, which represents the world that I walk around in every day.” [USA Today, Us Weekly]

Oprah tells Access Hollywood that she almost suffered a nervous breakdown earlier this year, when the stress of filming The Butler and dealing with her struggling network proved too much to handle: “I mean, I wasn’t ready to go run naked in the streets. Let’s make that very clear… But I had reached a point where I just couldn’t take in any more stimulation.” [Page Six]

In a cover interview for this month’s Health, Jessica Alba mourns the ghosts of Daisy Dukes that never were: “I was more willing to wear short skirts after I had my kids. I never wore them before. Ever. I was so self-conscious. Now I’m a lot more confident in my skin. I was a lot more critical of my body when it was probably pretty awesome. Why did I not ever wear jean shorts? That’s so crazy. I was so skinny. I didn’t have any cellulite. What was I thinking?” [People]

Little known fact: Allison Williams’ first Hollywood job was as Tina Fey’s assistant. Second little-known fact: Tina gave a speech at Williams’ graduation from her tony high school. “Allison said that Tina’s advice to her class was, ‘Wear a bra, don’t smoke.” Oops. [Page Six]

M.I.A. refuses to pay the $1.5 million she owes the NFL for flipping the middle finger during the Madonna Superbowl halftime show. She says that the “powerful corporate dick-shaking” is especially out of line because the background cheerleaders (many under 16, she says) were far racier: “hips thrusted in the air, legs wide open, in this very sexually provocative position.” [TMZ]

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  • Bruce Springsteen ran topless on the beach, blithely unaware that we still cry every time we hear “Streets of Philadelphia” on the radio. Thanks, man. [Us Weekly]
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