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Sara joins ‘TrueColorsFund’ Board of Directors

Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund is excited to announce the addition of Kevin Philip, Executive Vice President at Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC, and Tony Award winning actress and star of Grey’s Anatomy Sara Ramirez to the True Colors Fund Board of Directors. In addition, Cathy Nelson, Vice President of Development & Membership at the Human Rights Campaign, has been elected Board President, while Joseph Avallone, President of Reveal 42, Inc., will be taking on the roles of Vice President and Treasurer.

The True Colors Fund is the leading national organization working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Up to 40 percent of homeless youth in America are LGBT, yet only seven percent of the general youth population identifies as LGBT. This stark disparity led to the creation of the True Colors Fund in 2008 and its mission to build a national movement to end youth homelessness and ensure that no young person is homeless again because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

“When we launched the True Colors Fund in 2008, we never imagined we would be able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time,” said Cyndi Lauper, Co-Founder and Board member of the True Colors Fund. “I’m so excited that Cathy and Joe have taken on these new leadership roles and that Kevin and Sara have joined with us so that we can have an even deeper and more meaningful impact on the lives of LGBT youth experiencing homelessness.”

Cathy Nelson takes over as President of the Board of Directors from Co-Founder Lisa Barbaris, who had served in the position since the True Colors Fund’s beginnings.

“I cannot think of anyone more qualified to turn the role of President of the Board over to than Cathy Nelson,” said Lisa Barbaris. “The past seven years have been an incredible experience helping to establish the organization. I have learned a lot from Cathy during that time and now that the True Colors Fund is poised for continued and significant growth, we could not be in better hands.”

“The True Colors Fund continues to grow in leaps and bounds each year as we work to complete our first five-year strategic plan,” said Gregory Lewis, Executive Director of the True Colors Fund. “As we set our course for the next five years, it is crucial that we have strong leaders like Cathy, Joe, Kevin, and Sara working with us as we continue our movement to end LGBT youth homelessness.”

Read more about it on the TRUE COLORS FUND website here.

#TGIT will continue next season

ABC Fall Schedule: #TGIT will continue next season

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8 pm Grey’s Anatomy
9 pm Scandal
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Has ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Lost That Loving Feeling?

Ramirez believes Callie and Arizona need a “transitionary period” for both characters to process their newfound independence so that they can be comfortable exploring any sort of relationship again.

“It’s not like you’re dead just because you’re single again,” she says. “You’re not; you’re still a breathing human being with needs. It will be interesting to see how people that have been coupled up for so long and share a child consider the possibility of tapping back into that ‘sexy-time-in-the-on-call-room life. I don’t know if that’s coming but the potential is there.”

Read the full article @ The Hollywood Reporter

Grey’s Anatomy: Sara Ramirez dissects shocking Calzona twist

What is Callie like now without Arizona? Is this a whole new discovery of who she is?

She discovered a part of herself before Arizona came along with Erica Hahn. And then she fell in love with Arizona and more of who she is blossomed in that relationship because we were able to see that relationship on screen. When we got rid of Erica Hahn we couldn’t. Basically, it obviously served that purpose that we were able to see Callie in a grounded, loving relationship that had more to do with the attraction, and the mutual respect and the love for one another than anything else, than about gender, which I love. And then the drama of the car crash, the plane crash, the leg loss, the “I told you not to keep me alive, I’d rather be dead than be alive without a leg”—all of that created so much conflict and it changed them in a way. I think Callie lost herself, and put so much focus on Arizona, and fixing her, and fixing their relationship. That was very traumatizing.

Will Callie take steps towards looking elsewhere romantically or is this more about finding herself?

Yeah, that’s what it’s more about. What the writers have explained is the writers are interested in seeing an unattached Callie. Who is she in the hospital, what is she like around her co-workers? Do friendships arise, do working relationships improve? Do they not improve? What are the effects of this newfound freedom? But nowhere in there is there any romance. That’s not where her focus is at.

Read the full interview @ Entertainment Weekly

Grey’s Anatomy: Sara & Jessica on Callie and Arizona’s Devastating Decision

How did you respond when you learned that Callie and Arizona would be breaking up?

Capshaw: The conversation about their issues started with the infidelity, and [showrunner] Shonda Rhimes was very honest and said they had a 50-50 chance. I knew Callie and Arizona weren’t back together and happy by the end of last season even though it seemed like they were. I got so many responses from people asking why they weren’t in therapy and that might have been because they hadn’t really dealt with it yet. With this episode, you see what’s broken, what needs to be fixed and if it can be fixed. Both of them are very honest about who they really are. It is a shock at the end because they take this break.

Ramirez: I wondered how fans would receive it but I had to let go of that concern. Having played the relationship for so many years, I knew it was a really big deal and the challenge of the emotional workload of that episode terrified me. After being in every scene in episode nine last year, I felt the weight of the emotional workload of it all. It’s like any breakup: It’s terrifying and exciting all at the same time.

Read the full interview @ The Hollywood Reporter.

Grey’s Anatomy: EW Interview

Calzona fans are in for a roller coaster ride during this week’s Callie and Arizona-centric episode of Grey’s Anatomy.

After years of skirting around their issues—from Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) leaving for Africa, during which time Callie (Sara Ramirez) got knocked up by Mark, to Arizona losing her leg and eventually cheating on her wife—the couple will finally sit down for a much-needed therapy session.

“Everything leading up to this point has been a series of band aids,” Ramirez tells EW. “Callie and Arizona are basically not communicating. Callie has some resistance towards therapy, but therapy turns out to be a great place to air grievances and concerns and to also bring up the miscommunication that has led them up to this point. They definitely get a chance to clear up some stuff.”

But the therapist will suggest a pretty shocking course of treatment that could end up being the downfall of their relationship. “She thinks it’s crazy,” Ramirez teases. “She has a really hard time with it.”

Fortunately, Callie will be able to lean on Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)—which will involve a lot of alcohol. “Meredith is going through her dysfunction in her relationship with Derek,” Ramirez says. “They bond over having issues with their partners. And they also end up working together a lot. They actually end up working on a case where a man beats cancer, is in remission, then the cancer comes back and the cancer attacks his bones. They’re working on this case, and in the process, Meredith is also encouraging Callie to go to the bar and let loose a little.”

Find out if Callie and Arizona’s marriage can survive, tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: Entertainment Weekly.

Grey’s stars hints at Season 11

Source: Access Hollywood

Fall TV Preview: Dramas Heating Up This Season

Grey’s Anatomy
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. on ABC
Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey, Sara Ramirez, Jessica Capshaw
What to expect: Though Cristina (Sandra Oh) left the hospital, Grey Sloan won’t be lacking in staff. Geena Davis joins the cast as a ”very confident” surgeon, Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes teases. And it’s only a matter of time before Meredith (Pompeo) discovers the truth about new half-sister Maggie (Kelly McCreary), who is ”possibly more talented” than Mer. Elsewhere, Alex (Justin Chambers) will grapple with taking Cristina’s seat on the board, and Callie (Ramirez) and Arizona (Capshaw) have a ”50/50 chance” at staying together. —Natalie Abrams

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Grey’s Anatomy: S11’s first table read

The cast from Grey’s Anatomy, including Sara, had their first table read for the new season, to air in september.
Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the show posted a picture, of Sara and her co-star Jessica Capshaw, on her instagram page, by the looks of it, the ladies look happy and excited for the new season.


Sara has renewed her contract

Grey’s Anatomy Closes New Long-Term Deals With Justin Chambers, Sara Ramirez and 2 Others.

ABC has avoided a potential mass exodus at Grey’s Anatomy.

Sources confirm to TVLine that the network has closed new two-year deals with original cast members Justin Chambers, Sara Ramirez, Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr., ensuring that the quartet will be staying put on Shonda Rhimes’ venerable medical soap through Seasons 11 and 12. (Ramirez isn’t technically an original, but she’s on the same renegotiation schedule as the others.)

Although ABC hasn’t formally renewed Grey’s beyond its current 10th season, the newly-brokered deals — combined with the similar two-year pacts inked back in January by Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey — all but confirm that ABC intends to keep the show around for years to come. (Keep checking TVLine’s handy Renewal Scorecard for the latest.)

Sandra Oh, meanwhile, is set to depart in the May 15 season finale. Also heading for the exit at Grey Sloan are second-year cast members Gaius Charles and Tessa Ferrer.

Source: TV Line