Katherine Heigl Rebuked By ABC


Fun Fact: There are actually other people that work on Grey's Anatomy besides Katherine Heigl -- not that the media, or Heigl herself, cares to acknowledge that. Last month, when Heigl publicly and continually grumbled that her first day back at work this season involved a 17-hour day, would you believe that there were crew members who also had to work that day and didn't have the platform of a Letterman visit to milk sympathy for it?

Asked about Heigl's latest tirade at the ABC press tour this past weekend, ABC entertainment president Stephen McPherson managed the impressive feat of being both diplomatic and bitch-slappy:

McPherson calls Katherine Heigl's latest anti-Grey's tirade "unfortunate," adding, "People will behave in a way they choose to behave. There are so many people who work unbelievably hard on Grey's... so I think it's really hard for them to hear [her complain about working a 17-hour day]."

And that was only the first episode of the season! We can't wait for tensions to continue escalating until this year's finale, which Heigl will commemorate by hiring a skywriter to buzz Los Angeles with the words, "C U SHONDA. STEPHEN, U R A FUC" before the rest of her tirade is lost to wind.

· Press Tour Diary: ABC boss chides Heigl, courts Abdul, previews 'Grey's' [EW]


  • Liz Lemonazi says:

    Has Heigl become the poor man's Gwyneth Paltrow?

  • Furious D says:

    I don't watch Grey's Anatomy, but didn't they kill off her character?
    And if so, why is she still on the show, especially when she doesn't appear to get along with anyone?

  • Kyle Buchanan says:

    They pulled a "Psyche! You're actually still alive and you have to come back because we got rid of T.R."

  • Furious D says:

    Still doesn't explain why they pulled the "psyche" when it appears that no one gets along with her. I mean wouldn't it have been more convenient to leave her character dead and hire someone new?
    Of course, when has logic ever been behind any decisions in Hollywood.

  • Neelyo says:

    I always thought of her as Charlize Theron's 'special' cousin.

  • amelia says:

    those britches of hers are getting smaller and smaller as her ego gets bigger and bigger!

  • stolidog says:

    They should make her have some sort of psychotic break (didn't she have a brain tumor or something?) that causes her to loose her Dr. gig. For the rest of the season she should be the insane woman covered in her old filth who screams obsenities to her old workmates as the arrive and leave the hospital.

  • Lowbrow says:

    But that's Katherine in real life (just add cigarettes).

  • Old No.7 says:

    In related news, Josh Kelley has no issue at all with his wife's 17 hour workdays.

  • Delta says:

    They can't replace her. She has a massive fanbase among girls who think they're strong and independent, but are actually just desperate to spend the rest of their lives subservient to a piece of sexist man-trash. These are also the same girls that loved The Ugly Truth.

  • Christopher says:

    Did you mean "Joshua Kelley?"