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Ellen Pompeo admits she’s stuck with Grey’s Anatomy for so long for the financial security

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Ellen Pompeo has opened up about her decision to stick with her role on long-running hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Pompeo has played Meredith Grey for 15 years on the ABC series and the actress admits the financial security the show has given her has been a major factor for her staying on the show.

The 50-year-old star explained on podcast Jemele Hill Is Unbothered this week, ‘You know, I made choices to stay on the show,

Ellen Pompeo says she has stuck with long running hospital drama Grey's Anatomy for the financial security

Ellen Pompeo says she has stuck with long running hospital drama Grey's Anatomy for the financial security

Ellen Pompeo says she has stuck with long running hospital drama Grey’s Anatomy for the financial security

‘For me, personally, a healthy home life was more important than career. I didn’t grow up with a particularly happy childhood. So the idea that I have this great husband and these three beautiful children [and] a happy home life was really something I needed to complete, to close the hole in my heart.’

Pompeo is married to Chris Ivery and the couple has three children, daughter Stella, 10, daughter Sienna, five and son Eli, three.

It was revealed in 2018 that Pompeo had negotiated a salary of $20 million per year, making her one of the highest paid actresses on TV.

She also earns an undisclosed sum for producing the Grey’s spinoff, Station 19. 

Pompeo continued, ‘And so I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles, I don’t like chasing anything ever, and acting to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing. 

'I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles, I don't like chasing anything ever, and acting to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing.' Ellen, 50, told Jemele Hill this week

'I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles, I don't like chasing anything ever, and acting to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing.' Ellen, 50, told Jemele Hill this week

‘I made a decision to make money, and not chase creative acting roles, I don’t like chasing anything ever, and acting to me, in my experience, was a lot of chasing.’ Ellen, 50, told Jemele Hill this week

‘You’ve got to chase roles, you’ve got to beg for roles, you’ve got to convince people … and although I produce and it’s the same kind of thing, I think I still do it from a place of, I’m never that thirsty because I’m financially set.’

She admitted that if she had started her career earlier she would have been tempted to explore other roles. 

‘I got in the game late. I didn’t start Grey’s until I was 33, and then I started having kids at 40,’ she said. ‘If I started the show when I was younger, [like] 25, I probably would have dipped out when I was 31, 32, [when] my six-year contract was up, but my age had a lot to do with it.

‘I knew coming up on 40, it’s like, I don’t want to be out there chasing things, running after things, begging,’ she continued. ‘I’d rather just see this as the blessing that it is.’  

The Massachusetts born star says she has embraced the long-term gig and unlike other actors, she doesn’t feel the need to break out of the one role she’s known for. 

Comfortable: The Massachusetts born star says she has embraced the long-term gig and unlike other actors, she doesn't feel the need to break out of the one role she's known for

Comfortable: The Massachusetts born star says she has embraced the long-term gig and unlike other actors, she doesn't feel the need to break out of the one role she's known for

Comfortable: The Massachusetts born star says she has embraced the long-term gig and unlike other actors, she doesn’t feel the need to break out of the one role she’s known for

'At my age and where my life is, I just try to lean into it,' she said. 'I'm not trying to run away from anything. It is who I am. I made my choices and I'm cool with it.' Ellen explained

'At my age and where my life is, I just try to lean into it,' she said. 'I'm not trying to run away from anything. It is who I am. I made my choices and I'm cool with it.' Ellen explained

‘At my age and where my life is, I just try to lean into it,’ she said. ‘I’m not trying to run away from anything. It is who I am. I made my choices and I’m cool with it.’ Ellen explained

‘At my age and where my life is, I just try to lean into it,’ she said. ‘I’m not trying to run away from anything. It is who I am. I made my choices and I’m cool with it. 

‘And I actually have a real passion, which is to sort of start to talk about and break down systemic racism in the healthcare industry. This is something that has plagued us forever. And I think the show has given me a real window into that.’

Pompeo recently revealed she has been considering the possibility of starring in a coronavirus-themed episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

Asked if there might be a coronavirus episode of the show, she told Variety: ‘I don’t know. I thought about it.’

The actress also heaped praise on the real-life healthcare workers who are currently fighting the pandemic.

She said: ‘Our healthcare professionals, the fact that they’re fighting this fight unprepared without the proper gear is really heartbreaking for me.

‘When people are struggling, if you’re struggling, I think it’s always helpful to think of someone else and think of what you could do for someone else.’ 

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Kyle Sandilands becomes emotional as he reveals his beloved pet dog has died from a heart attack

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Kyle Sandilands has been left devastated after the sudden death of his pet dog.

The 49-year-old broke the sad news on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Wednesday, revealing the animal had a heart attack after suffering with a leg problem that prevented her from standing.

‘I lost a dog last week… that was very sad,’ he said during a segment with celebrity pet psychic Amanda De Warren. 

'It was a shock': Kyle Sandilands, 49, became emotional on Wednesday's Kyle And Jackie O Show as he revealed his dog had died last week

'It was a shock': Kyle Sandilands, 49, became emotional on Wednesday's Kyle And Jackie O Show as he revealed his dog had died last week

‘It was a shock’: Kyle Sandilands, 49, became emotional on Wednesday’s Kyle And Jackie O Show as he revealed his dog had died last week

‘She kept collapsing,’ Kyle explained, confirming Amanda’s suspicions that the dog had been suffering from ‘mobility issues’.

‘Was this a heart problem as well?’ Amanda asked.  

‘Yes, she died of a heart attack, yeah,’ Kyle replied, his voice wavering as he fought back tears.

'She died of a heart attack, yeah': Kyle's voice wavered as he tried to maintain composure

'She died of a heart attack, yeah': Kyle's voice wavered as he tried to maintain composure

‘She died of a heart attack, yeah’: Kyle’s voice wavered as he tried to maintain composure 

Thankfully, the psychic assured him that his dog was doing well in the afterlife, and was surrounded by Kyle’s other deceased animals. 

‘Oh yeah, I’ve got a lot of animals. I’ve got 100 animals,’ Kyle said, before sharing another tragic detail of his dog’s death.

‘I haven’t actually spent time with the dog because all the animals are with my ex,’ he confessed, referring to his former partner Imogen Anthony.  

Separated: Kyle admitted he hadn't spent much time with the dog recently, as all his animals live with his ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony (pictured) on the farm they once purchased together

Separated: Kyle admitted he hadn't spent much time with the dog recently, as all his animals live with his ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony (pictured) on the farm they once purchased together

Separated: Kyle admitted he hadn’t spent much time with the dog recently, as all his animals live with his ex-girlfriend Imogen Anthony (pictured) on the farm they once purchased together  

‘We haven’t been together for a while now so it was a shock.’ 

Imogen currently lives on the $3million Southern Highlands farm she purchased with ex-boyfriend Kyle prior to their split last November.  

Despite their breakup, the former couple have refused to sell the sprawling ranch because their 100 rescue animals still live there.    

Not for sale! Despite their breakup, Imogen haven't sold the sprawling $3million Southern Highlands farm because their 100 rescue animals still live there

Not for sale! Despite their breakup, Imogen haven't sold the sprawling $3million Southern Highlands farm because their 100 rescue animals still live there

Not for sale! Despite their breakup, Imogen haven’t sold the sprawling $3million Southern Highlands farm because their 100 rescue animals still live there 

Splitsville: Kyle announced the couple's split on air in November last year (pictured together in happier times)

Splitsville: Kyle announced the couple's split on air in November last year (pictured together in happier times)

Splitsville: Kyle announced the couple’s split on air in November last year (pictured together in happier times) 

The pair, who dated for eight years, had named the property ‘Crimson Peak’ after its red A-line roof structure.

Kyle announced the couple’s split on air in November last year. 

He is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston. 

Moving on from Imogen: He is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston (left)

Moving on from Imogen: He is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston (left)

Moving on from Imogen: He is now dating his former personal assistant Tegan Kynaston (left) 

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Nicky Hilton embraces autumn in NY with chic deconstructed trench coat as she steps out in Manhattan

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Nicky Hilton recently emerged from quarantine to take in some style at New York Fashion Week.

And the Big Apple-born socialite is continuing to serve looks, as she gets back to her daily routine.

She embraced autumn in the city Tuesday, as she stepped out in a chic deconstructed trench coat for a walk in Manhattan, while reminding her 1.2million Instagram followers to register to vote.

Autumn vibes: Nicky Hilton embraced autumn in the New York City Tuesday, as she stepped out in a chic deconstructed trench coat for a walk in Manhattan

Autumn vibes: Nicky Hilton embraced autumn in the New York City Tuesday, as she stepped out in a chic deconstructed trench coat for a walk in Manhattan

Autumn vibes: Nicky Hilton embraced autumn in the New York City Tuesday, as she stepped out in a chic deconstructed trench coat for a walk in Manhattan

The 36-year-old sported a classic khaki trench coat with green plaid lining, which was exposed at the shoulders and lapels.

She layered the coat over a blue and white nautical striped sweater with skinny jeans and a pair of cognac leather flats.

Nicky finished the ensemble with a pair of silver-framed aviators, a black face mask and a beige handbag, trimmed in matching cognac leather.

She also took to her Instagram with a photo of herself wearing a ‘VOTE’ bracelet for National Voter Registration Day, writing: ‘Your daily reminder to register to #VOTE!’

Deconstructed chic: The 36-year-old sported a classic khaki trench coat with green plaid lining, which was exposed at the shoulders and lapels

Deconstructed chic: The 36-year-old sported a classic khaki trench coat with green plaid lining, which was exposed at the shoulders and lapels

Deconstructed chic: The 36-year-old sported a classic khaki trench coat with green plaid lining, which was exposed at the shoulders and lapels

Blue jean baby: She layered the coat over a blue and white nautical striped sweater with skinny jeans and a pair of cognac leather flats

Blue jean baby: She layered the coat over a blue and white nautical striped sweater with skinny jeans and a pair of cognac leather flats

Blue jean baby: She layered the coat over a blue and white nautical striped sweater with skinny jeans and a pair of cognac leather flats

The blonde beauty recently opened up to E! News about the first time she watched her sister’s new documentary, which premiered last week on YouTube.

She recounted: ‘It was very, very emotional. We watched it for the first time. She didn’t even want to show my mother the movie. So we snuck downstairs and we were watching it together. 

‘She said, “I don’t want mom to see it.” I was like, “Well she’s going to see it in a few weeks when it’s on YouTube for the whole world to see.”‘

Supportive sister: The blonde beauty recently opened up to E! News about the first time she watched her sister's new documentary, which premiered last week on YouTube (pictured in March, 2020)

Supportive sister: The blonde beauty recently opened up to E! News about the first time she watched her sister's new documentary, which premiered last week on YouTube (pictured in March, 2020)

Supportive sister: The blonde beauty recently opened up to E! News about the first time she watched her sister’s new documentary, which premiered last week on YouTube (pictured in March, 2020)

Tearjerker: She recounted: 'We watched it together. We laughed. We cried. I'm just so proud of her, because going through so much trauma and reliving it with the whole world watching is very brave'

Tearjerker: She recounted: 'We watched it together. We laughed. We cried. I'm just so proud of her, because going through so much trauma and reliving it with the whole world watching is very brave'

Tearjerker: She recounted: ‘We watched it together. We laughed. We cried. I’m just so proud of her, because going through so much trauma and reliving it with the whole world watching is very brave’

Nicky continued: ‘We watched it together. We laughed. We cried. I’m just so proud of her, because going through so much trauma and reliving it with the whole world watching is very brave.’

Paris, 39, revealed a never-before-seen side of herself in the documentary, stripping away the shallow socialite character she’s been pigeonholed into portraying. 

She told Variety of her portrayal in the film: ‘I feel that I’ve grown up so much, especially in the past year. Doing this film, I just had so many realizations and realized who I truly am and why I am the way I am.’

Rare look: Paris, 39, revealed a never-before-seen side of herself in the documentary, stripping away the shallow socialite character she's been pigeonholed into portraying

Rare look: Paris, 39, revealed a never-before-seen side of herself in the documentary, stripping away the shallow socialite character she's been pigeonholed into portraying

Rare look: Paris, 39, revealed a never-before-seen side of herself in the documentary, stripping away the shallow socialite character she’s been pigeonholed into portraying

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The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen thanks fans for support after she broke down in tears over her split

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She broke down in tears on Tuesday in a heartbreaking Instagram video over her split with Taite Radley. 

And it seems that former Bachelorette star Ali Oetjen is finally feeling a little bit better. 

On Wednesday, the blonde shared an update with fans and thanked them for their support after the emotional post. 

On Wednesday, The Bachelorette's Ali Oetjen thanked fans for support after she broke down in tears over her split with Taite Radley

On Wednesday, The Bachelorette's Ali Oetjen thanked fans for support after she broke down in tears over her split with Taite Radley

On Wednesday, The Bachelorette’s Ali Oetjen thanked fans for support after she broke down in tears over her split with Taite Radley

‘In response to my recent post… it’s hard to get back to everyone so I’d like to thank you so much from my heart to yours to each and everyone of you who in your own way reached out to me,’ Ali wrote. 

She added: ‘Or shared it with someone who need to see they’re not alone and give them strength.’ 

In the image, Ali smiles and puts on a brave face as she enjoys a cup of coffee. 

She also shared a picture of herself with Bachelor star Elora Tahiti, as they caught up for brunch. 

On Tuesday, Ali broke down in floods of tears in a devastating video on Instagram, as she attempts to move on from her ex-boyfriend of two years, Taite Radley.

Alongside heartbreaking footage of herself wiping tears from her mascara-stained eyes, the 34-year-old admitted she ‘still loves’ her ex – but added that they ‘don’t align’.

Emotional: On Tuesday, Ali broke down in floods of tears in a devastating video on Instagram, as she attempts to move on from her ex-boyfriend of two years, Taite Radley

Emotional: On Tuesday, Ali broke down in floods of tears in a devastating video on Instagram, as she attempts to move on from her ex-boyfriend of two years, Taite Radley

Emotional: On Tuesday, Ali broke down in floods of tears in a devastating video on Instagram, as she attempts to move on from her ex-boyfriend of two years, Taite Radley

‘You always see happy me. This is me today and has been my daily occurrence since my breakup,’ she wrote.

‘It’s bloody slow healing, sadness and hurt fill my whole body. Meditation, Yoga, exercise, nature, cooking, family, friends and focusing on my goals allows for my peaceful spirit to just be.

‘I’ve never experienced anything like this where my soul still feels connected, I still love but know we don’t align.’ 

She went on to say that anyone going through a break-up is ‘not alone’.

So sad: Alongside heartbreaking footage of herself wiping tears from her mascara-stained eyes, the 34-year-old admitted she 'still loves' her ex - but added that they 'don't align'

So sad: Alongside heartbreaking footage of herself wiping tears from her mascara-stained eyes, the 34-year-old admitted she 'still loves' her ex - but added that they 'don't align'

So sad: Alongside heartbreaking footage of herself wiping tears from her mascara-stained eyes, the 34-year-old admitted she ‘still loves’ her ex – but added that they ‘don’t align’

‘I want to share this to inspire strength in you, as you do me, because I know you’re also going through a break up or you’re finding it extremely tough atm in these huge world changes and darkness we’re being exposed too,’ she continued.

‘WE ARE GROWING STRONGER, AWAKENING to PURGE THE HATRED and are ASCENDING to be FREED FROM CONDITIONAL PATTERNS and CAN THEN BE DIRECTED BY OUR SOULS.’ 

She signed off with the message: ‘We’re all equal beings and hopefully by now waking up to our true essence, our true nature which is only LOVE.

Heartbreak: Ali and Taite (left), who met on The Bachelorette in 2018, announced their split in July

Heartbreak: Ali and Taite (left), who met on The Bachelorette in 2018, announced their split in July

Heartbreak: Ali and Taite (left), who met on The Bachelorette in 2018, announced their split in July

‘When you follow me, view my pics/vids/see me on the street, look into my soul as I do yours and know we’re the same.’

The video comes just weeks after the couple made the break-up announcement at the end of July.

The pair – who had been separated for 88 days prior to their split due to the coronavirus pandemic – said that they were ‘taking time apart’ and giving each other ‘some space’.

The former couple, who met on The Bachelorette in 2018, said that they still loved each other and didn’t rule out a possible reconciliation. 

All over: The former couple said that they still loved each other and didn't rule out a possible reconciliation

All over: The former couple said that they still loved each other and didn't rule out a possible reconciliation

All over: The former couple said that they still loved each other and didn’t rule out a possible reconciliation

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