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Primetime Emmy Nominations Nod at Several Shows

EmmyThe 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, giving the biggest honors (17 nominations) to ’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. AMC’s Broken Trail just missed the top slot with 16 nominations. After a review of the best comedy, drama, reality, and variety series of the year, a look at the TV movies and mini-series, the die has been cast. Many were nominated, but few will win. Did your favorite show, movie, or mini-series get the nod from the Primetime Emmys? There’s only one way to find out.

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Isaiah Washington Thinks T.R. Should’ve Been Fired

Isaiah Washington Could someone shut this guy up already? I mean, really, everytime he opens his mouth it’s a giant mistake. I’m speaking (of course) about , who is now claiming that Grey’s Anatomy co-star T.R. Knight should have been axed instead of Washington. Wow, that’s a bold claim that doesn’t even hold any water. So, by now you know that Washington made a homophobic remark about T.R. Knight and that’s how this whole drama began—he got in a fight with Patrick Dempsey, things cooled down… then he opened his big yapper at the Golden Globes and got himself into trouble all over again. ABC made him jump through hoops to redeem himself, but apparently it wasn’t enough because the actor eventually got the boot from the hit drama. In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Washington said, “They fired the wrong guy.” How does he figure that? Well, he thinks T.R. made a mountain out of the situation so that he could get more screen time and bump up his salary. He also maintains that, he “used the word during a disagreement with Patrick. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work.” Will Washington find work after this incident? For starters, he should try hiring a good PR person and taking a vow of silence.

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Isaiah Washington Cut From Grey’s Anatomy

Greys AnatomyAfter weeks of nail-biting—and some indifference—we now know the fates of Dr. Preston Burke and George O’Malley.  After a long delay, ABC has finally renewed T.R. Knight’s contract while opting to cut Isaiah Washington from .  The two actors had been in the middle of a heated controversy since Isaiah used a homophobic slur in reference to Knight.

Despite a recent public-service announcement taped by Washington (the commercial touting tolerance aired during a re-run), the act of contrition was apparently all in vain.  The actors and crew were told of the casting decision late tonight.

Either too angry or lazy to come up with something original, released this statement through his publicist:

““I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it any more.”

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Is American Idol Losing the Ratings War?

American Idol losing ratings? America’s most-watched reality show may be losing some of its appeal – or, at the very least, some of its viewers. Last year’s season of American Idol drew record numbers, some nights bringing in thirty million viewers or more. This year…well, the ratings are a little lower. Idol is still definitely on top even with a paltry seventeen million viewers, but the FOX hit is just barely the most popular show. Coming in at a too-close second is , the runaway CBS hit that has everyone talking and watching. Though American Idol and Grey’s Anatomy air at different times, the scripted drama is slowly overtaking the King of reality shows. Right now, fans can still watch both – but will Grey’s go for a more direct competition next season? And if they do…will Idol still continue to win the ratings war?

(You can find all the American Idol 6 posts here.)

Isaiah Washington Apologizes For Inappropriate Comment

Grey's AnatomyHave you been following this whole blow-up over what Isaiah Washington of said about co-star T.R. Knight? If not, let me get you up to speed. In October, Washington and Patrick Dempsey got into an argument after Washington threw out a homophobic slur. As a result, co-star T.R. Knight officially announced to People magazine that he is gay. The whole incident wasn’t in the headlines for long, and all seemed to be well for the cast of the hit medical drama. Fast forward to the night of the Golden Globes, when Washington was asked in the press room about the comment he made—and he denied that it ever happened. Of course, this ruffled a lot of people’s feathers—Knight, for whom the comment was made, ABC, his co-stars on Grey’s Anatomy, and everyone behind the show, for that matter, and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. As a result, Washington issued an apology, saying “I can neither defend nor explain my behavior. I can also no longer deny to myself that there are issues I obviously need to examine within my own soul, and I’ve asked for help.” Here’s my beef about celebrities—why can’t they just behave? They have it all, and yet they throw around inappropriate comments and do stupid things. No word yet on whether or not this will affect Washington’s role on Grey’s Anatomy. ABC is simply saying that his comments at the Globes were “unacceptable and are being addressed.”

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Grey’s Anatomy Actor Issues Apology

Grey's Anatomy cast Remember that little fight that happened on the set of on October 9th? Actor Isaiah Washington, who started the fight and made some not-so-nice comments, has issued an apology to People magazine about the incident. “I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set,” Washington, said. “Both are beneath my own personal standards. ... I have nothing but respect for my coworkers ... and have apologized personally to everyone involved.”

Perhaps the best move to smooth the waters, since Washington uttered a homophobic remark during the dispute with Patrick Dempsey. The October 19th announcement by co-star T.R. Knight that he is gay confirmed for many that the object of Washington’s slur was Knight. Grey’s co-star Katherine Heigl appeared on Tuesday’s Ellen DeGeneres show and called the fight “some scuffle… There was a little burst of testosterone in the room, and then within five minutes ... they were totally fine.” Interestingly enough, Washington was to tape an interview with DeGeneres for Wednesday’s show, but canceled due to a scheduling conflict.

Apparently Washington, Dempsey and Knight have made their peace. Show creator Shonda Rhimes told People “The whole affair was four and a half seconds of one day in three years. I feel like we’ve already moved on.”

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Grey’s Anatomy’s T.R. Knight Comes Out

T.R. KnightI can’t believe this qualifies for big news—and People magazine says they have the ‘Exclusive.’ As if matters of one’s sexuality are newsworthy enough to be considered exclusive stories—why can’t people just leave gay/not gay out of the equation? Yet, here I am reporting the news as well for anyone interested—, of Grey’s Anatomy, made a statement to People magazine today saying that he is gay. Knight plays Dr. George O’Malley on the series, and has also been seen on CSI:Crime Scene Investigation and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. According to Knight’s statement, “I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I’d like to quiet any unnecessary rumors that may be out there. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I’m gay isn’t the most interesting part of me.” Well said.

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