Grey's Anatomy

Audra McDonald Returning For Private Practice Series Finale

With the Private Practice series finale looming in January, the ABC drama has decided to bring back a much-missed face. According to TV Guide, Audra McDonald will reprise the role of Dr. Naomi Bennett for in the series finale.

PC #58: They Shoot Big Birds, Don't They?

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels discuss the latest in pop culture, celebrity gossip, TV and movie headlines.

Is the feud between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey for real? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to get rid of Sesame Street’s Big Bird. Saturday Night Live lampoons President Barack Obama’s debate performance. Big offers are coming in for the Hulk Hogan sex tape. The Houston family wants to restrict Bobbi Kristina’s access to her inheritance from Whitney Houston.

TLC’s T-Boz is getting a reality show on the TLC channel. 666 Park Avenue premieres to soft ratings. What did the Pop Confidential gang think of Revenge, Once Upon a Time and The Good Wife’s season premieres? Grey’s Anatomy goes back in time. Find out which PC co-host doesn’t care about the Quinn mystery on Scandal.  Addison learns Mark Sloan has died on Private Practice.

Taken 2 tops the box office. Adele’s James Bond theme song for the upcoming Skyfall premieres. Jamey is in love with Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.


PC #57: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Fool

On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels weigh in on the latest pop culture hot topics and TV headlines, including:

Lindsay Lohan is allegedly attacked in New York City. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes a memoir. Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis dies in a murder/suicide. 

The fall TV season is in full swing with the returns of Modern Family, The New Girl, Private Practice, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and Once Upon a Time. Find out which shows  the PC gang can't get enough of.

A number of new series have also premiered this fall. What does the PC crew think about Ben and Kate, Partners, Revolution and Last Resort? Regan weighs in on the Weeds series finale.

In music news, the Foo Fighters are ending. What does the PC gang think of “Gangnam Style” as the song rockets up the charts? A brawl breaks out at the BET Awards.

All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.


Booty Call Bailey vs. Medusa: Who’s Scarier on Grey’s Anatomy?

Grey’s Anatomy returned last night and picked up with our favorite doctors lives post the plane crash that claimed Lexie Grey (Chyler Leigh). Though a sad episode (Bye, McSteamy!), “Going Going Gone” also had its humorous moments, particularly Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) reaction to the new nickname the interns christened her with — "Booty Call Bailey."

Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) seems to have taken over as the most feared doctor at Seattle Grace. She’s been dubbed "Medusa" by the first years. 

Who do you think is scarier, Booty Call Bailey or Medusa on Grey’s Anatomy?

Thursday Night Soap Preview: Has Scandal’s Olivia Pope Been a Good Girl? What's in Store For Grey's Stranded Six?

Get ready for some action-packed drama. Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal return tonight on ABC. In an interview with TVLine, Kerry Washington dishes  the “Who is Quinn (Darby Stranchfield)?” mystery and ifOlivia has been behaving.

TVLINE | So, the big question: Has Olivia been behaving?

What does that mean in Olivia’s world? She sets her own rules.

TVLINE | Well, there’s the handshake agreement she made with Mellie in the finale. So, I ask: Has Olivia been behaving?

When we meet Olivia in the beginning of the second season she is not at the White House, and she has not been going to the White House. She’s a woman of her word. She handed in her badge.

In a preview of what’s in store for Grey’s Anatomy's stranded six, TV Guide answers the question of what’s next for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).

What's Next? Following the loss of her sister, Meredith will take on a surprising new role as, essentially, the new Nazi — complete with a fancy nickname! "She's definitely angry at the beginning of the season," Pompeo says. "She's angry about all the stuff that happened, so she's teaching her interns and she's really mean to them. It's an homage to the first Dr. Grey, Meredith's mother, who is the first bitch surgeon, so I get to channel Kate Burton and be mean." She'll also be struggling with keeping the team of Seattle Grace docs intact. "She wants everyone else to stay together and is trying to rally for everyone to stick around," she adds. Look for Mer to stay in touch with twisted sister Cristina in very interesting ways.

After the jump watch promos for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and freshman series Last Resort.


Grey’s Anatomy Plans Meredith and Cristina Season 9 Special Episode

If you love the relationship between Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) on Grey’s Anatomy, get ready for a special BFF episode. According to TVLine, Shonda Rhimes is planning a Meredith and Cristina-centric stand alone episode for the upcoming ninth season.

“It’s just the story of Meredith and Cristina,” shares series creator Shonda Rhimes. “It’s really going to be original. I don’t think we’ve ever told a story the way we’re telling a story in this episode.” READ MORE