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Ellen Pompeo: Women Need to Point the Finger at Themselves
New York Post ^ | February 9, 2018 | Francesca Bacardi

Posted on 02/09/2018 1:43:02 PM PST by nickcarraway

Ellen Pompeo became the highest-paid actress on a TV drama in January, signing a two-year extension with “Grey’s Anatomy” for a whopping $575,000 per episode.

Pompeo revealed her $20 million payday to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, but now tells Jimmy Kimmel she came forward about her big salary to teach other women a lesson.

“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,” the 48-year-old told Kimmel. “… 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? Did we step up and have the, uh, gumption, to ask for what a man would?’

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; women

1 posted on 02/09/2018 1:43:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

UH-OH.... the shmear campaign begins now.


2 posted on 02/09/2018 1:47:16 PM PST by exnavy (America: love it or leave it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Grey’s Anatomy is still on??


3 posted on 02/09/2018 1:48:34 PM PST by pinkandgreenmom
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To: nickcarraway

I still cannot believe that crappy boring show is worth big bucks.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 1:54:23 PM PST by Enchante (FusionGPS "dirty dossier" scandal links Hillary, FBI, CIA, Dept of Justice... "Deep State" is real)
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To: nickcarraway

Her show is based on the premise of a fashion model who joined the working world, and gets all sort of “unequal treatment” .. Going both ways.

Well, at least it used to be. It changed plot pretty quickly because no one was interested.


5 posted on 02/09/2018 1:57:10 PM PST by Celerity
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To: nickcarraway

Grays Anatomy?!!! Is that still on? Didn’t that start in the 80’s?


6 posted on 02/09/2018 2:15:16 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: Celerity

I didn’t know who Ellen Pompeo was until I just checked her photo. Never watched the show.


7 posted on 02/09/2018 2:31:41 PM PST by vladimir998 (Apparently I'm still living in your head rent free. At least now it isn't empty.)
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To: Enchante
"Did we ask? Did we step up and have the, uh, gumption, to ask for what a man would?"

A couple of thoughts, as a man:

At pretty much every job I've held, I of course wanted to be paid more.

Sure, I could "ask", but in medicine you are paid for your value. What you bring to the table?

I could "ask" to be paid at the same rate as a cardiovascular surgeon, but I'm a humble internal medicine specialist, so guess what would happen?

You'll be paid for the value an internist brings.

Want more than that?

Become a CV surgeon.

Yes, I *get* that Hollywood is fantasy land.

But unless you are Jennifer Lawrence, you'll be paid at Ellen Pompeo rates.

Which, by the way is probably a tidy sum, even for what would be an "equivalent" male actor.

Spare me the tears.

Not everyone gets Tom Cruise money, even if they are better actors.

8 posted on 02/09/2018 3:07:54 PM PST by boop ("So much wasted time"-David Cassidy)
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To: boop

Asking for more money works more often than you think. I got my base pay raised 10k and bonus + stock 5k and an extra week of vacation from first job offer when I changed companies three years ago.


9 posted on 02/09/2018 3:37:01 PM PST by rb22982
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To: nickcarraway

I tried to watch this show—it is boring, stupid, and every ridiculous p.c. trick in the book is shoved at the viewer: 50% of the cast is black, 60% of the cast is gay or bisexual, there’s two lesbians and a turkey baster baby, 90% of the cast are sluts, fornicating with everyone while on the job,etc.


10 posted on 02/09/2018 3:48:39 PM PST by RooRoobird20 ("Democrats haven't been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.")
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To: Celerity

I think you’ve got your shows confused. Greys Anatomy is a medical drama. I have not watched in years because it got so boring.


11 posted on 02/09/2018 4:33:04 PM PST by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer! I’m)
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To: BlueHorseShoe

Oh, no no confusion.

The first season was about her coming from modelling (She was featured in magazines) and back into medicine. Some people didn’t take her seriously, others just thought of her as a sex symbol (ew gross!)

I recall the show. I watched it with my ex.


12 posted on 02/09/2018 4:36:48 PM PST by Celerity
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To: nickcarraway

She is guilty of Heresy Against Doctrine! Who does she think she is?! Any wrong done against any woman is the fault of all men! She must be sent to a Hollywood Reeducation Camp immediately! [/sarc]


13 posted on 02/09/2018 4:50:11 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Celerity

Haha. Well I certainly didn’t remember that. Gosh, it’s been forever. I thought Izzy was the ex model and Meredith was following trepidatiously in her mother’s footsteps as a doctor. I doubt I go back and watch again to refresh my memory. ;)


14 posted on 02/09/2018 8:38:38 PM PST by BlueHorseShoe ( Let us all speak out, rise up, lead and conquer! I’m)
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