If I were E!, I'd be working on this True Hollywood Story already. It's going to be more interesting than anything on the fictional show. With Isaiah Washington back from gayhab, things had started to settle down at Seattle Grace. That is, until Shonda Rhimes announced last week that Dr. Addison Montgomery (played by Kate Walsh) would be getting her own spin-off show. This didn't sit well with the gigantic egos on network television's most volatile set. According to an on-set source, "The rest of the cast seemed instantly resentful of [Walsh]. They each thought they’d be the one chosen to get their own show, and now they’re giving Kate the cold shoulder.” The source added that Ellen Pompeo “seemed particularly peeved because she felt that, as the star, she should have been consulted.”
I call bull on that last bit. Why on earth would Ellen Pompeo be consulted on that sort of production decision? I think even Ellen's underfed brain knows she has no standing in who gets a spin-off. The first part, though, I totally buy.
I imagine these are factors in Katherine Heigl's decision to drop out of contract negotiations with the show's producers over a salary dispute. "Katie is disappointed and hurt that Touchstone doesn’t value her as much as her other co-stars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington," says a source. Katie's been pissed with the producers for a long time, as she felt Isaiah wasn't punished harshly enough for his behavior toward her BFF T.R. Knight, and, with latecomer Kate Walsh chosen for a spin-off over her, she's probably just fuming. Plus, she knows the show can't lose its two hottest chicks at the same time. That, my friends, would be some serious shark-jumping.
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