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Fan Favorites Arizona and April Won't Return to Grey's Anatomy

Fans Are Devastated to Hear Some Favorites Will Be Written Off

Grey's Anatomy is no stranger to heartbreak and it seems there's more to come. News has rattled the fanbase when it was revealed that two longtime fan favorites will be departing after season 14. Marking the end of an era, Dr. Arizona Robbins played by Jessica Capshaw for 10 seasons and Dr. April Kepner played by Sarah Drew for 9 have been written off by the showrunners. Playing these rolls for 10 and 9 seasons respectively, it will be an emotional moment for those who saw themselves in these women and have followed their stories.

Arizona Robbins has been an important character for the LGBTQ community and many people feel disheartened at the loss of this representation. Shonda Rhimes has a passion for inclusivity on television and released a statement in response saying, "It's always hard for me to say goodbye to any of my characters. Both Arizona Robbins and April Kepner are not only beloved but iconic — both the LBGTQ and devout Christian communities are underrepresented on TV."

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While Grey's Anatomy isn't technically renewed for another season, this cash cow shows no sign of stopping as it has negotiated the new salary of $10 million a season for its lead, Ellen Pompeo. As a result fans were quick to cast doubt and blame onto the show's star because of her newly signed two-year deal and hefty salary increase, but it seems this wasn't a result of Pompeo but the producers decision.

Showrunner Vernoff was quick to release a statement saying these accusations are, "wrong and hurtful and misguided," elaborating that, "it smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman's success will be costly to others." Pompeo, who is an avid supporter of her fellow female cast members and women in general, said in addition that these character write offs were, "above her paygrade."

It shouldn't be a surprise to fans of the show that this was a creative decision and not just a financial one, given how long the series has stayed on air accumulating heartbreaking character departures.

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The decision seems to have been abrupt with both the fans and women blindsided but there doesn't seem to be strong ill will between the showrunners and the actresses. Everyone involved had nothing but kind words about their experiences. Vernoff stated that, "as writers, our job is to follow the stories where they want to go and sometimes that means saying goodbye to characters we love. It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses."

After years of writing beautiful and heartbreaking farewells there is some hope they will get this right. Hopefully the writers will recognize the importance these characters in particular played in their show and in people's lives, and will give them the memorable finale that they deserve.

According to In Touch magazine the 'real reason' behind Patrick Dempsey's shock exit from Grey's Anatomy and his divorce—was an alleged affair with a 20 something year old intern.

The magazine also ran the article on their website, although as quick as it was up it was mysteriously deleted (it still in the cache online).

Dempsey split with his wife of 15 years, Jillian Fink in January and spoilers have recently revealed the actor's dramatic exit from the show—despite having a year left on his contract.  In Touch alleges that the reason Dempsey was fired was because of his affair with the intern and that co-star Ellen Pompeo, who is good friends with Fink, blew the whistle on him leading to the divorce.

The piece continues to allege that Dempsey was furious and that he and Ellen had a huge stand up row on set—executive producer Shonda Rhimes got involved and ordered his firing, killing off Dr McDreamy.

An insider revealed;

“Ellen Pompeo found out and was angry because she’s close friends with Jillian, so of course, she told her, Patrick found out that Ellen told his wife about the relationship and totally lost it. They had a huge blowup on the set in front of everyone.  After that battle, Shonda got involved. Shonda fired Patrick, he didn’t want to leave.”

Radar Online have picked up the thread and allege that Dempsey started sleeping with the woman last August.  A source told them;

“It was obvious to everyone Patrick was [sleeping with] her.  It got very messy and emotional on set and became a huge liability.

Patrick would remain in his trailer after hooking up with her on set and refuse to come out,he had also been complaining about the storyline of his character, and felt he wasn’t getting enough screen time.

Amid the drama, Dempsey was “suspended” for a while, according to the source, and the female staffer was allegedly moved off set to Rhimes’ production offices.

Dempsey was clearly taken aback by his character's sudden death, and rumors about the reason for the end of his marriage have been circulating for a while.

However Patrick's rep outright denied the claims to Mirror Online, and another dubbed them "ridiculous" to Gossip Cop.

This is not true. It's an absurd story."

Award show season is back and better than ever! The stars in Hollywood hit the red carpet Wednesday night for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.

All the hottest celebs in movies, television, and music gathered together to honor the latest and greatest actors and musicians picked by YOU! And, what’s an award show without a few show stopping trends, right?

Well, judging by last night’s red carpet, 2015 is gearing up to be the year of the jumpsuit. Onesies ruled the night—with Portia de Rossi killing it in a royal blue cutout jumpsuit by Zuhair Murad. Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo also hopped on the jumpsuit train with a super-chic beige lace number by Ellie Saab. Con Air actress Monica Potter rocked an elegant and simple black Diane von Furstenberg halter neck jumpsuit; while, Kaley Cuoco put an original twist on the trend with a flared leg, black and white cut out crop leg version.

It wouldn’t be a night in Hollywood though without a few sparkles. Rightfully so, sequined dresses have remained an award show staple. Hollywood IT girl and star of Modern Family, Sarah Hyland, looked adorable in a silver sequined strapless dress by Christian Siriano. The show’s host, Allison Janney, was one hot mama in a plunging silver sequined Rani Zakhem gown.

Kat Dennings sported a gorgeous black lace gown by Ludmila Corlateanu. Paired with strappy heels, the starlet looked super gothic chic.

Katherine McPhee kept it simple, yet sexy in a black and white cut out Balmain number. Keeping with the black theme, Bella Thorne looked ready for business in a slim-fitting Armani suit. Amy Adams was also keeping it short and sweet, looking stunning in a blue strapless Gucci shift.

Beg For It songstress Iggy Azalea combined two trends of the night in one. She wore a gorgeous black embroidered crop top and wide leg pants. She said it best herself—she’s so fancy.

Meanwhile, both Gabrielle Union and Viola Davis were pretty in pink—the Being Mary Jane star looked drop dead gorgeous in a raspberry colored Honor gown with a deep V-neck. The color popped against her skin and had every man at home wishing he was Dwayne Wade— while the How to get Away with Murder actress kept it classy in a classic soft pink Escada gown.

Last, but most certainly not least, Giuliana Rancic wore a T-length mint green dress by Tony Ward. The retro style looked perfect on the hostess with the mostess.

Award season is just getting started, folks!

Take a look through Popdust's pick of the best red carpet looks from last night—and, stay tuned for more fashion favorites from the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday!