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Shonda Rhimes isn't your typical college commencement speaker – she's a cool commencement speaker.
That might sound like a joke, but we're serious – over the course of a 20-minute speech at Dartmouth College's graduation ceremony Sunday, the Scandal show runner shared a number of lessons about the nature of success. But instead of the usual "follow your dreams" talking points, Rhimes, who graduated from Dartmouth in 1991, was open and honest about what it took for her to get to where she is today.
For 10 years Sandra Oh has brought the sassy, snarky Cristina Yang to life on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, but after a decade watching the no-nonsense doctor, it is time to say goodbye.
Here are some of the best "Oh" faces from over the years to help you through the stages of grieving Cristina's departure.
Isaiah Washington, absent from Grey's Anatomy since the end of season 3, made a controversial return to the ABC hit Thursday night, two episodes before the season will end with Dr. Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) exiting the show.
Killing off a main character in a television show is a risky move: You're upending the show's world (and putting a coworker out of a job) in the hope that the shake-up will lead to something greater down the line. And guess what? Despite the ministrations of fans, who claim that they will never watch their favorite show without [insert character name here], it often works!
Below, 13 shows that did the same thing The Good Wife did Sunday night, and not only survived, but thrived.
A former Grey’s Anatomy star makes a comeback in Blue Caprice, but even Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer can’t get The Family together. What to see and what to skip this weeked at the movies:
Laura Prepon has flown the coop.
Orange is the New Black, the Netflix original series that takes place in a women's prison, will lose one of its central characters, inmate Alex, played by Laura Prepon, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
While Prepon, 33, will no longer be a series regular, she still will return for season 2 in order to tie up any loose ends in her storyline. There also remains the possibility of a comeback in the future, says the trade publication.
"Our season is still developing and nothing is confirmed," a Netflix rep said in a statement. Season 2 of the series is currently in production.
She's hanging up her scrubs for good.
Next season will be the last for Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh, after what will be 10 seasons on the hit ABC medical drama.
"It's been a great privilege to play the character of Cristina Yang on GA, and I am both sad and excited to see where this, her final season will take her," Oh, 42, said in a statement, EW.com reports.
"It was an emotional and deeply creative decision for me and I feel fully supported by Shonda [Rhimes, the show's creator and executive producer,] and the writers," her statement continued.
Sara Ramirez has a lot to smile about these days.
"I have a very romantic outlook on life right now. I'm really happy and I'm focusing on the light and the love all around," the newlywed Grey's Anatomy star tells Latina in its December/January issue.
Ramirez, 37, tied the knot in a beachfront ceremony on Independence Day this year with business analyst Ryan Debolt.
"We had a very intimate ceremony with friends and family and there was so much love in that space, I can't even tell you," the actress says, reflecting on her special day.