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Katherine Heigl: I Left Grey’s for Family, not Film

Katherine Heigl on Entertainment Weekly cover

Although many people assumed (like I still do) that Katherine Heigl chose to leave Grey’s Anatomy for the big screen, the actress says that simply isn’t true.

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Heigl claims that her early exit from the show - she cut her contract 18 months short - was prompted by the arrival of her adopted daughter, Naleigh. “I started a family and it changed everything for me,” Katherine stated. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”

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Katherine Heigl Taking Break from Grey’s Anatomy

Katherine Heigl on Grey's Anatomy

As we all know by know, T.R. Knight will not survive to see another season of while Katherine Heigl will. But that doesn’t mean the Ugly Truth actress won’t get a nice break from her awful 17-hour work days.

Although she was forced to stick by her contract (we all know she so wants to leave), Heigl is being granted a 5-episode leave from the series. Why? Because she needs to continue working on her big screen career. During her absence, Katherine will be busy filming with Josh Duhamel (Las Vegas).

Heigl’s (temporary) departure will be explained on the show. You can see a promo for the upcoming season after the jump.

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Katherine Heigl Bashes Grey’s Anatomy…Again


Emmy award-winning actress was relatively unknown before she began drawing notice for her work in Grey’s Anatomy, a medically-themed drama that details the love and working lives of those who work at Seattle Grace Hospital. Now she’s becoming a bit of a household name thanks to her triumphs at award shows and the box office, but Heigl isn’t afraid to speak out against the show that made her a star.

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T.R. Knight Leaves Grey’s, Heigl Stays

T.R. Knight and Katherine HeiglUPDATE: You can read statements from both Knight and creator Shonda Rhimes here.

We knew someone would be a goner…now we know which one.

According to multiple sources, T.R. Knight won’t be climbing out of that hospital bed anytime soon. Although there was a chance of seeing him again (in some form) next fall, his rumored departure from Grey’s Anatomy was just made official. The actor, who had been reportedly unhappy with his dwindling role on the series, made the request to be let go. It’s now believed T.R. may take a break from television and pursue opportunities on the stage.

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Heigl, Knight Reportedly Leaving Grey’s Anatomy

T.R. Knight and Katherine HeiglUPDATE: When asked about the departures, Shonda Rhimes said “I’m not saying what’s going to happen on the show, but that is a rumor.”

Seattle Grace may be looking to hire two new surgeons next fall.

Over the weekend, actor James Pickens confirmed what many had already speculated: T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl will both be leaving . Pickens, who spoke to Us Weekly at a NAACP luncheon, said Knight’s decision to depart was simple. “He just wanted to pursue other career paths,” James explained.

And how will Pickens feel when Katherine finally works on movies full time? “Wherever Katherine goes, I wish her nothing but the best,” he claimed.

But was Dr. Richard Webber too quick to offer his well wishes?

While many believe T.R. and Katherine will eventually exit the program, many insiders assert that nothing has been made official. “There’s no way [Pickens] could know that, because nothing has been decided yet. Nothing has been written and [Heigl and Knight] are still working out what will happen next season with the network,” a source told E! Online.

Neither the network nor the actors’ reps have offered any comment on the rumors.

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Is T.R. Knight Leaving Grey’s Anatomy?

T.R. KnightAlthough it seemed like we had moved past the Isaiah Washington controversy and Katherine Heigl’s controversial remarks, the backstage drama at Grey’s Anatomy continues. Just over a month after Dr. Erica Hahn’s exit comes word of another possible Seattle Grace departure. This one being a voluntary one.

According to Entertainment Weekly, T.R. Knight (Dr. George O’Malley) has asked Shonda Rhimes to be released from the show - three years shy of his contract’s expiration date. This news comes after earlier rumors that Knight had been skipping table reads and had recently walked off the set during filming. (A source denied that ever happened.)

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TV on DVD: September 9, 2008

Grey's Anatomy Season 4 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • CSI: Miami (Season 6)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (Season 4)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 3)
  • Jon & Kate Plus Eight (Seasons 1 & 2)
  • Medium (Season 4)
  • Smallville (Season 7)
  • Ugly Betty (Season 2)
  • Wings (Season 7)

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Denny Duquette Reappears on Grey’s Anatomy

Izzie and Denny on Grey's Anatomy

Yesterday, we told you that Katherine Heigl would remain a cast member of . Now we have a clue as to what she might be facing. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Izzie’s dead fiance, Denny Duquette, will be making some sort of guest appearance next season.

This wouldn’t be the first time Jeffrey Dean Morgan has returned to the series. He appeared in the show’s third year, though only in Meredith’s mind.

Could this be the “unbelievable story line” Stephen McPherson was referring to? Will Heigl be offed and then walk off into the light with her love? Find out when Grey’s returns on September 25.

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ABC News: Greys Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Private Practice

Katherine Heigl

Even if Katherine Heigl was hoping to leave, it doesn’t sound like the network will be letting her go anytime soon.

Although the rising movie star irked many with her Emmy comments last month, ABC’s entertainment president Stephen McPherson says Heigl is “absolutely staying with the show.” This news comes days after rumors of a possible Izzie death started floating around. Word had it creator Shonda Rhimes was so irritated with the actress, she was considering all her options.

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Grey’s Anatomy News: Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh

Katherine HeiglSandra Oh

In June, Katherine Heigl made a remark that was bound to anger some of her Grey’s Anatomy co-workers. When asked about the upcoming Emmys, last year’s winner said she didn’t submit an entry because she didn’t feel she was given worthy material.

And while some accused the rising movie star of purposely sparking the controversy (in an attempt to get out of her series contract), one of Katherine’s co-stars has just now spoken in her defense. At an engagement for the Hallmark Channel, (Dr. Miranda Bailey) said:

“All actors have to do that exactly same thing every year. The public at large doesn’t understand it’s not about your body of works. It can’t be something in the middle. You can have a great seasonal arc, but if you don’t have that show that’s your show, then it’s not the right thing for the category. It was amazing to me the way it got blown out of proportion. Some years I submit, some years I don’t.”

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