Shonda Rhimes Blasts Katherine Heigl, Says She Has a ''No A--holes'' Policy on Scandal Set

Plus the Scandal showrunner opens about about NYT ''angry black woman'' controversy

By Brett Malec Oct 08, 2014 10:08 PMTags
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Shonda Rhimes is putting Katherine Heigl on blast!

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the Scandal showrunner admits she learned some valuable lessons from working with Heigl when she starred on Grey's Anatomy years ago (Heigl famously dissed the show in 2007 when she withdrew her name from Emmys consideration).

Speaking about running a tight ship on the Scandal set, Rhimes told the trade of her "no a--holes" policy, "There are no Heigls in this situation...I don't put up with bulls--t or nasty people. I don't have time for it."

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Rhimes also opened up to THR about the recent controversy surrounding a New York Times article that labeled her an "angry black woman."

"Some really amazing articles were written that had the conversation that I've been trying to have for a very long time, which, coming from me, makes me sound like I'm just, ‘Rrrraw!'" Rhimes dished. "In this world in which we all feel we're so full of gender equality and we're a postracial [society] and Obama is president, it's a very good reminder to see the casual racial bias and odd misogyny from a woman written in a paper that we all think of as being so liberal."