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Anatomy of a Disaster at "Grey's"

2/28/2007 9:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: ABC Television Studio released the following statement this afternoon: "Katherine is an integral part of Grey's Anatomy and its success. Fortunately, we have a long term contract to ensure she'll be with the show for several years to come. In recognition of her tremendous talent and value to the show, we recently approached Katherine with an offer to raise her compensation significantly above the terms of her current contract. We were surprised to see this gesture reported negatively in the press, and want to reassure fans that she will continue as Izzie Stevens."

If you thought Isaiah-gate was the end of it, think again: The prognosis is not good at "Grey's Anatomy," with stars' scalpels out about a new spin-off and one big name – Katherine Heigl – ending contract talks completely.

"Grey's" stars are "feeling blindsided," reports Star (via MSNBC), after the news emerged about a spin-off of the series featuring Kate Walsh's character. "The rest of the cast seemed instantly resentful of [Walsh]," says a source, because they all thought they were going to get their own show. Dr. Grey herself, Ellen Pompeo, was especially unhappy, as she thought she should've been consulted.

Meanwhile, Katherine Heigl, who plays Izzie, has ended contract talks with the show over her salary, reports People, and the mag's source says she's "disappointed and hurt" that she's not as highly valued as Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington.

Another Paris Driving Mishap

Paris Hilton and virgins don't seem to mix well. The star went to the Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood to pick up some DVDs last night at around 10:30, when she was stopped by the cops -- and her $200K 2007 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible was towed away.

Paris' publicist, Elliot Mintz, tells TMZ the heiress was exiting the parking structure which "is brightly lit so she had not noticed that her headlights were not activated." As she drove a few blocks, she was confronted by other bright lights -- those of the L.A. County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies tell TMZ Paris was speeding down Sunset Blvd. without headlights. She was pulled over and deputies discovered she was driving with a suspended license. According to Mintz, "If that was the case, she was not aware of it."

Last month Hilton pled no contest to alcohol-related reckless driving. TMZ is checking to see if her license was suspendedParis Hilton Galley: Click to launch photos as part of her sentence. If so, she could have violated probation.

Paris was cited and her 2007 Blue Bentley was impounded. Just another day in the life.

Bobby Brown Melts Down Before Slammer

Bobby Brown Booking Photo and Gallery: Click to launch photosIt was a rough weekend for Bobby Brown. He got arrested on Sunday for failing to show at a child-support hearing, but before that, as Ben Widdicombe of the New York Daily News reports, he didn't do so well in an impromptu appearance at Boston's Whiskey Park club. "The deejay was spinning New Edition and Bobby Brown hits," says a spy. "Bobby got up, grabbed the mic, and started singing. He was sweating unbelievably and was so out of breath." After his futile attempt at crooning, Brown "took off for the bathroom" and looked like he was going to give back his dinner. No word from Brown's rep on the incident.

Shar JacksonParty Favors, Jackson Edition: K-Fed and Shar Jackson Not Back Together ... 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) Gives Kid Lots of Cash ... Michael Jackson Clears Up Vegas Rumors

Shar Jackson just wants to make one thing totally clear: She and Kevin Federline are not back together, she tells Us. Shar, the Fed's first wife and mother of two of his kids, was seen at his house over the weekend. But the pair were just getting together so their kids could meet Sean Preston and Jayden James, the Spears-Federline brood. ... Rapper 50 Cent is formalizing his child support payments because he thinks his son Marquise's mom, Shaniqua Tompkins, is getting a little too greedy, say Rush & Molloy. Fitty took little Fitty (Five Cent?) to the NBA All-Star Game last week. ... Michael Jackson is "reviewing and evaluating" proposals for his Las Vegas show, his rep said yesterday. There's no deal in place in Sin City, and Jacko will not be making an appearance on "American Idol," just to set the record straight.


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KFed and Shar were never actually married.

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Since when did Federline marry Shar Jackson?

C'mon, TMZ!

2737 days ago

rhonda took this long for shar's kids to meet their half brothers...what a shame! I bet selfish brit was the one who didn't want the kids to met. And K-Fed went along with it (thus the reason why he never was around Shar's kids that often) because he needed to make sure his money bank was happy.

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RE: GREY'S Katherine Heigl

Come on now, these actors should be thankful they are on TV and are working! I don't think they are in 'demand' yet to making demands, esp over $$$$$. When your a seasoned actor on a TV program e.g. Friends, Seinfeld, EL Raymond etc, then you can make salary demands.... Name dropping on your co-stars puts a bad taste in the higher ups mouths in Hollywood. Katherine Heigl, who is she? I don't think she's that good of a actress to even be complaning, yet alone think she's going to get her own spin off show?!?! Like I said she should be thankful she is a working actress on TV!

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2737 days ago

Caribbean Goddess    

Shar Jackson and Wonder Bread were never married. That was
his "wifey" as they if you're not married but you are. Shar is a
wonderful mother and should adopt the baby boys. She was too
good for that pea-brain anyway. He looks like a slob.

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Izzie Stevens is the most ANNOYING character on the show!! I hope they pay her any more!!!

Now if Kate Walsh leaves I will be bummed!

2737 days ago

Great Dane    

Before all of the DRAMA....Brit was HUGE step up from Shar....and EVERYONE knew it way back when......oh, so know Brit has PPD....Shar somehow outshines her? No one gives a crap about Shar, no one is watching her day in and day out....she could be doing the club thing like crazy, she could be walking around commando- difference wouldn't end up on TMZ......

Kevin, left his baby momma while she was prego, PLEASE do not forget what a dick this guy was- because of Brit's latest antics.......DO NOT MAKE HIM LOOK LIKE A HERO, a good guy- because he's 100% WHITE TRASH.......

Katherine Heigel would ruin the dynamics of the show if she left, and as a BIG fan....I'd have to boycott her "new" show.....just out of principle......wasn't Sandra Oh an Oscar winner for Sideways? IOf so maybe thats wht she makes more???As far as that homophobe IW, maybe Shond'a hook'n up her fellow brother man....y'know?

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About Heigl....I am so tired of hearing about these poor little starlets that think they are not getting all that they deserve. In the real world you are fired for being a pain in the ass. Let her leave, make a movie, win a Razzie and call her the female David Caruso.

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brooklyn chick-why is it that you think brit is a HUGE stepup from Shar? Because she has more money than Shar? If that is the case then you the idiot because money doesn't make you a better person. Trust me, if Shar was doing the things you mentioned, it would be posted somewhere because she was once a childhood star thus people remembers who she is.

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Anonymous 4    

How Ironic Katherine Heigl was bad-mouthing her co-star (unprofessional) in public and now karma has bitten her in the behind. This is no justification for Isaiah Washington rant. but in Hollywood where did she think she would get loyalty from?

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I am SOOO happy that fug-faced Heigl didn't get the offer she felt she "deserved". I've only seen parts of that stupid show and don't think much of her sub-standard acting skills. Quite honestly, it appeared the only TRUE reason she kept opening her big mouth about the whole Isaah thing was to draw attention to herself. This is an averge-attractive woman who can't act and tried to make a name for herself any way she could. She doesn't deserve a dime. Hopefully the next show she ends up on is the BLVD OF BROKEN DREAMS on E! haha, Heigl - you SUCK and your fiancee is FUGLY like you!

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Greys Anatomy cast need to get a grip....why are they so demanding , they should be happy they have a friggin job...So much Greed and Jeolousy these actors behave like little kids...if I was the Producer and they came whining and complaining to me I would knock them off their high horse and fire their Ass. They can easily be replaced

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I had never heard of or seen most of the cast of Grey's Anatomy before the show began. I really like the show, but I don't understand why they are acting like this so early on. From what I have read I thought good jobs were few and far between in Hollywood. So shouldn't they all be happy that they have a job that pays them more per week than most people make in a year? I hope they don't ruin the show with the bickering.

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I have to agree with Post #10 & #12 about Katerine Heigl's bitching about not getting a series shows her ambition to become the main focus but karma has come out to bite her ass and I have to agree that she was the only one that bad mouth Isiah in public(even though what he did was stupid) but the other cast mates kept their mouths shut. And have anybody notice T.R. Knight hasn't been speaken out against homophobia or advocating gay rights & diversity? I see him out invited to parties. Is it me or is he taking advantage of people feeling sorry for him? Personally I see him as an opertunist(I know I spelled that wrong) if you ask me.

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