Katherine Heigl’s mouth may lead to Isaiah Washington return to Grey’s Anatomy

That is right Grey’s Anatomy fans. The banished Isaiah Washington has created an opportunity out of Katherine Heigl’s snotty remark about the show’s writers. He seized the moment to call Shonda Rhimes and offered to “help.”

“Former co-star ISAIAH WASHINGTON, no stranger to controversy himself, spoke candidly about the situation. “It’s unfortunate that what is happening is happening. I understand both sides, I was there. I know exactly where everyone’s coming from. I’ve reached out and said, look, whatever I can do to help out, I’m open to it.”

[E Online]

The doctor drama has had its fair share of duels. Rhimes is the powerhouse writer for Grey’s Anatomy and (for all purposes) is the true queen of the show. After the initial war of words that sparked a feud between Washington and the cast, Isaiah was given his walking papers and written out of the show.…for the time being. Rumblings of Heigl’s desire to leave have given more fuel for the fire about a possible return of Isaiah Washington and his character Dr. Burke.

After Katherine had bitten the hand that feeds her by snubbing an Emmy nomination due to “poor material,” Isaiah called Shonda to offer an olive branch. The departure of Heigl’s character, Izzy Stevens, could translate to an open position in the cast. It was no secret that Heigl and Washington failed to get along on set. Currently she is due to go back into production for “Grey’s Anatomy” on June 25th.

Knowing her place, Kate Walsh has made nice with the issue. She told reporters that thinks the show has “amazing writers” and adds that she “loves going to work everyday. I can just see her PR rep thanking the media Gods that Kate knows how to sidestep disaster.

UGH. Is this 6th grade? I used to adore the show back when T.R. Knight looked like a hobbit. Now…you know that most of the cast sits around and argues about who is prettier.

Picture Note by JayBird: Here’s Katherine Heigl at the annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles on May 31st. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. Hollz says:

    nooooooooooooooo… I couldn’t stand him on the show!!

  2. Kaiser/ Hippacrat says:

    In the eternal battle of Who Sucks More, Isiah v. Hiegel, I’m at a loss. Perhaps it’s a good thing my only tv obsession is Law & Order. 🙂

  3. G. says:

    Kaiser/ Hippacrat: I love Law & Order too! Who needs boring doctor drama when you could have Law & Order?

  4. phew says:

    Stoooooooop the insaaaaaaaaanityyyyyyyyy… They are both ungrateful deadbeats who think the cat didn’t meow before they came along. KH sit down! do you really think you’re all that? Remember on Opes when she “modestly” said she hadnt changed all that much, that maybe it was her teeth that had been whitened. Please. I hope you honestly dont believe yourself.
    Her poor husband….. He looks so miserable in all the photo’s…

  5. Enturbulator says:

    I really miss Burke’s character on the show! I would love to see him back. I just wish they would all just shut up and do their jobs.

  6. ER says:

    Heigl’s character is really annoying and I’d love it if she left the show. I could take or leave Washington’s character. Unfortunately the show (which, admittedly I still watch faithfully) has gone off the deep end and needs to come to a halt! I doubt I’d even miss it!

  7. S. says:

    It’s no surprise that Kate Walsh knows what to say, she was the one doing damage control in the press after the set incident, and before the f***t bomb at the Golden Globes. After that it as an Heigl Festival, and we all remember how that went.

    To get back in GA, Washington needs to run Dempsey over with a car, he would most certainly pull a him or me stunt, and so would TR, but he doesnt have to clout to make it stick. But then the guy is delusional, so he would believe it possible, the same way he announced they were making a Bionic Woman spin off based on is character.

  8. fluffyrabbit says:

    I’d love to see Isaiah Washington back on the show. It could definitely add tons of drama and I liked seeing a black man in the role of a top Seattle surgeon. He was always believable in his character.

  9. Dian says:

    Hee! I wouldn’t mind seeing IW back on GA. I didn’t like his comments about McKnighty there [he’s obviously got issues], but his was an interesting character and I was curious to see what sort of growth or arc or whatever would be written for him. And actually, conflict always makes for a more interesting story. If these actors were smart, they’d know that and make it work for the show instead of being crybabies. Geez, guys, you’re ACTORS!!!

  10. Shay says:

    I wouldn’t mind him coming back. I liked him before he did the show. I just hope he learned his lesson.

  11. charlie says:

    Please don’t put that homophobic idiot Isaiah Washington back on Greys Anatomy!! I’ll stop watching if he’s back in the cast.

  12. Larissa says:

    the only difference between Isaiah and other homophobics is that he came out wih the truth! at least he is honest, you have to give him that!lol
    theres many homophobic actors in the closet, so to speak! But nevertheless he is a good actor and I liked him on the show!
    If we would be watching things only for the integrity and character of the actors and such…I guess there wouldn´t be much to watch!

  13. Jen says:

    I have only seen this show once or twice, and I don’t get what all the fuss is about. It’s not a great show. For me, it’s just kinda…meh.

  14. Jen says:

    But I definitely DO NOT LIKE that Heigl woman. At all.

  15. LizFromNYC says:

    YAY!!! I hope that Heigl leaves or gets booted. Seriously, she is NOT by any means the “star” of Grey’s and homegirl needs to get over herself. she was an absolute “nobody” before Grey’s, and I just think she should be a bit more grateful that she was given a role in a great show. Grey’s is about many “players” and she is just one of many. I was really distressed when Isaiah Washington was taken off the show. I enjoyed his storyline, and he made his character “believable.” The writers were great in how “Christina” got over him leaving the show. Loved it!! Again, the WRITER’S RULE, and Heigl needs to go!!! Every time I say Heigl, I think phlemn is going to pop out of my throat. Ewwwwwwwwwww

  16. Stacy says:

    I always thought Isaiah got a raw deal from the Grey’s Anatomy crew; he answered a question that was asked and people jumped all over it and started calling him a homophobe–as for Katherine Heigl; I just can’t stand her and I don’t know why. She just seems to lack class and she seems really ungrateful; like she thinks she’s better than everyone else. Her character has always really annoyed me on GA and I finally just stopped watching the show after the first episode or two of this past season. Now that Katherine is a “star” I’m sure I’ll be seeing her face on billboards for at least the next few years…casting her in Knocked Up and 27 dresses caused me not to see the movies as I literally cannot stand to listen to her speak.

  17. What? says:

    I think they need to set it up so that Washington’s and Heigl’s characters date on the show… Serve that bitch right… 🙂

  18. Cheryl says:

    Heigl sucks! She looks below average in EVERY ROLL SHE PLAYS, because SHE CAN’T ACT. Why blame the writers of a great show. Nobody heard of her before Gray’s – ungrateful byotch.

  19. hmm says:

    I find it really curious that IW gets banished for his use of the “f” word, yet Shia gets a free pass. Where is the outrage or does it matter who says it?

  20. Katherine Heigl says:

    😳 😆 8) :mrgreen: 😀 🙂 🙁 😯 😕 8) 😛 😥 ➡ 💡 😐 😳 😡 😕 🙂 😆

  21. LolaCola says:


    Please bring Isiah back..and get rid of Izzy…she is so self righteous it is UNBELIEVABLE..

  22. Kitty says:

    Keep Izzy and give her truly awful story lines just to show her how miserable life can be. She really isn’t that good of an actress just a nice body and face. She could easily be replaced.

    Ms Heigel needs an attitude adjustment – for the time being I will boycott her films.

  23. I choose me says:

    Check out this link. http://yeeeah.com/2008/06/17/everybody-hates-katherine-heigl/

    Hmm, seems like the anti-heigl sentiment is growing. Haven’t watched Grey’s in over a year since Burke ‘left’ in fact. Isaiah Washington may be an asshat but the man can act and I liked Burktina dammit. I liked Izzie about about midway through the first season and then her whiny, self-righteousness came into play and I found myself wishing the character would die. Thing is I think Heigl’s a decent actress and I don’t mind actors who are candid but she just comes off like a big-mouthed shrew. It’s not just now either. I remember reading about her sucky attitude when she was on Roswell and wanted out of her contract. If she keeps up with the ‘tude she’ll quickly find herself a hasbeen.

  24. Molly says:

    I loved GA with Burke and Cristina – can’t bear Miss Next Julia Roberts Heigl (I don’t think so missy!)..bring Burke back..Heigl is just too up herself these days and thinks she’s the next big thing but she ain’t – all teh woman in GA were more interesting than her (well..not Meredith) but Bailey, Cristina and Callie – loved them hate her..

  25. Rianna says:

    dont watch the show but i cannot stand katherine.

  26. gbw says:

    I, former co-president at my alma mater’s LGBTQI-straight alliance and sole straight member of said alliance, have a lower impression of Ms. Heigl.

    I certainly loathe hate speech. In my view, that IW repeated the term while denying that he used it shows that he clearly didn’t get it. This sort of ignorance can be corrected.

    Ms. Heigl suffers from chronic verbal diarrhea that she confuses with irreverence or a liberated girl power attitude. She’s arrogant, rude and an ingrate, repeatedly biting the hand that feeds her. While most of the actors on Grey’s are insufferable, KH is by far the worst of them. I no longer watch the show. I too only commit to L&O:SVU. I am a Shonda Rhimes fan. KH has repeatedly spit in SR’s face and if I had to pick between the two, I’d go with IW though I don’t necessarily think the show would benefit.

  27. gbw says:

    Also, the way KH handled the situation with her BFF was completely emasculating. I’m quite sure that he’s able to fight his own battles. I’m sure he did this privately/in the work place but she certainly gave the impression that he was somehow incapable of speaking for himself by repeatedly running her mouth every chance she got.

    I think most people fiercely advocate for the people they love. That is not what she did.

  28. lola says:

    Don’t like Heigl, never liked her. Something about her snorty attitude. I don’t like the show anyway.

  29. Siobhan says:

    Before Heigl had the opportunity to throw the nomination back in the industry’s face, far too many idiots had to actually believe she could act, and act well! Kinda kills what little faith I had left in the people who decide what shows we can make our viewing choices from. It also completely explains why I rent a lot of movies…they keep cancelling all the shows I LIKE.

    Washington sunk his own ship. That said, I would love to see him back to stir things up with Yang…but only as an occasional guest, not back as a regular. As far as Heigl, let her bitchy ungrateful ass go. The best part of Izzy/Karev was Karev, the best part of Izzy/Denny was Denny, and the best part of Izzy/George was George…so who needs her? There are thousands of actresses who would give anything for the chances she’s had and she just craps on it all.

  30. angie says:

    I don’t care WHAT Maxim has to say about Sandra Oh’s “boyish figure”….shes the best actress in the whole damn cast!

  31. Faith says:

    Oh, please bring back Burke. I (as well as entire extended family) haven’t watched the show since he left. I miss Burke and Cristina.

  32. I choose me says:

    I agree with angie. Sandra Oh is a terrific actress. However Chandra Wilson for me is the true star of that show. She doesn’t get nearly enoguh air time.

  33. Gishelle says:

    I watched Isaiah Washington on Larry King’s show after he was axed, and here’s the gist of what he said: He and Patrick Dempsey were heading to the set to do a scene; they were in a hurry, so IW headed to the set, while ‘McJackass’ stopped for coffee, knowing everyone would have to wait for him to do that particular scene. While waiting, they shot another scene, and when he finally arrived, IW and PD start arguing about PD’s showing up late. IW says he told PD “You’re not going to treat me like a fa**ot.” IW then says that someone on the set called the press and said that IW called TR Knight the f-word. While, I’m against hate speech of any kind, IW has a point when he said that if he’d have told PD “You’re not going to treat me like a b*tch”, he would not have been fired. While I do think IW should have kept his mouth shut at the Golden Globes, I also feel that if he never called TR Knight the f-word, he should still have his job. I think they should definitely bring him back to Grey’s Anatomy, and that Ms. Heigel should take her own advice, especially since she told the press, regarding IW, “He just needs to not talk!” ABC should fire her dumbass ❗

  34. Alex Hendricks says:

    Okay, first of all, Katherine Heigl, YOU ARE NOT THAT (I wish I had Italic as an option for both “THAT”) FAMOUS! You are an over-demanding bitch, snobby self-loving wannabe and will never be an elite actress. You think you are above everything that helped push you towards the top of the proverbial mountain and you will soon fade away like other egotistical TV shows actors (Topher Grace “That 70’s Show and Zac Braff “Scrubs) in hope of ultimate elitism. You are the next Lisa Kudrow (though I never heard of her being a bitch (as far as I know). Know that you are merely an actress and are on screen for our amusement… a modern day joker. Get over yourself and learn some humility.

  35. Iggles says:

    After Perez Hilton was caught using the F word he said this:

    “I have reached out to Isaiah Washington, someone I incorrectly labeled a homophobe in the past, despite his own public statements that he was not.”

    What a bast@rd! Too little too late huh? First you set out to destroy this man’s career and blackball him, and NOW you acknowledge that you were wrong?


    I say they should bring Burke back!