Grey's Anatomy actress Ellen Pompeo has criticised the American media for focusing on celebrities who are "famous for nothing".
Pompeo was reportedly making a point about the continuing media interest in celebrities such as Paris Hilton.
The actress told Los Angeles Confidential magazine, "I just think the media should take this country in a different direction."
"We're so focused on the wrong things. We're teaching young girls that this is what they should be focusing on: rich and famous girls who are rich and famous for nothing."
The medical drama star added that she is concerned by the continuing speculation in the press that she has a eating disorder.
She commented, "I just worry about the girls who look up to me - I don't want them to think I starve myself or don't eat, and that to be like me that's what they have to do."
Source: Digital Spy