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Why Did Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes Get a Visit From Oprah?

Here's something we didn't expect to hear today: Yesterday (November 7), Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes got a visit from none other than media mogul Oprah Winfrey!

Shonda tweeted about the event, saying "Ummm, Oprah was just here. And, yes. she is fabulous!"

So, why did Shonda meet Oprah? Well, it looks like Oprah was stopping by the set of Shonda's newest hit show, Scandal.

Scandal star Joshua Malina (David Rosen) tweeted this photo of the super star, saying "Oprah's Next Chapter is...scandalous."

Is that a hint that Oprah was there filming an episode of her new show, Oprah's Next Chapter? We sure hope so! It would fit with the mold of the show, which is based around Oprah interviewing celebrities and other important persons outside of the talk-show studio.

Of course, it's also possible Oprah just wanted to say hello — and maybe learn some Scandal secrets — because she's a fan. As Scandal's lead, Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope), excitedly tweeted, "[Oprah] said she started watching the show becuz of all the twitter buzz about it! U #GLADIATORS rock." According to Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan), Oprah "loves" the show.

Either way, that's pretty darn cool for the Scandal cast. Oprah's such a big name, even TV stars get star struck around her!

Catch the next new episode of Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday, November 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Source: @shondarhimes, @BellamyYoung, @darbystnchfld, @kerrywashington, @darbystnchfld,

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11.8.2012 / 11:28 PM EDT by Rebecca Martin
Related: Grey's Anatomy, News, Scandal, TV Stars, Shonda Rhimes

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