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On the Lot: Shonda splits for Netflix, why is Tom Cruise still doing his own stunts?





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It's as if the Lakers signed Labron James.

TV uber-producer Shonda Rhimes shook Hollywood by announcing she's leaving her home at ABC for Netflix. Rhimes is the creator of hits such as Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, and she's been working with ABC for more than a decade. 

The Netflix poach comes at in interesting time. Just last week, Disney announced it would be creating its own streaming network, and pulling most of its content from Netflix, including hits from Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm.

The loss is especially tough for Disney-owned ABC.  The studio sits at the top of the heap when it comes to feature films, but ABC is toiling in the TV ratings cellar.

Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan has the lowdown on Rhimes, and how it fits into the rapidly changing role network television is playing now, and may play in the future.

And she tells us Tom Cruise had a bit of a shake-up on the set of Mission Impossible 6. The 55-year-old actor insists on doing many of his own stunts. But TMZ published video of a stunt gone bad. Cruise can be seen limping after failing to make a jump (while supported by cables) and crashing into a wall.

Click on the blue bar to listen to the full interview with Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan.