You Say 'Guilty Pleasure,' Shonda Rhimes Hears 'Piece of Crap'

Shonda Rhimes, the brain behind Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal, would like it if you stopped calling her shows "guilty pleasures." (Hey, we talked about this last week!)

The screenwriter/producer told Salon:

"It's so annoying. It's like saying the show is a piece of crap but I can't stop watching it. To me, that's what a guilty pleasure is. "The Real Housewives" is a guilty pleasure. To me, it's an insulting thing to say. I would never say that about someone's show. I think it's a very insulting thing to say about someone's show. Calling a show a "guilty pleasure" is like saying "I'm embarrassed to say I watch it but I can't stop." That's not a compliment. That is not a compliment! Then don't watch it, don't watch it, please."

But Shonda! I like Grey's Anatomy, it's just that I once hit a women who looks like Ellen Pompeo with my car so I feel guilty about it. Is that okay?

Shonda Rhimes: "Calling a show a ‘guilty pleasure' — it's like saying it's a piece of crap" [Salon]