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We Call Bullshit: Katherine Heigl Quits Grey’s To Focus On Family

March 26th, 2010 | 1 comment | Posted by Jen

This week, Katherine Heigl revealed to Entertainment Weekly that she’s leaving Grey’s Anatomy with 18 months left on her contract in order to spend more time with her family, husband Josh Kelley and recently-adopted daughter from Korea, Naleigh.

Do you believe her?

I don’t buy it.  Here’s why:

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Oh, What a Knight

July 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Grey’s Anatomy star T.R. Knight discusses why he’s the latest original cast member to fly the coop of the hit show.


Writer Michael Ausiello shared an exclusive excerpt from the story on EW.com:

“This fall, Knight was surprised to see his character George O’Malley all but vanish from the show — for the first nine episodes of season 5, he appeared on screen a total of only 48 minutes, compared to 114 for Sandra Oh’s Christina. Still, due to what he calls a gradual ‘breakdown of communication’ between himself and exec producer Shonda Rhimes, the actor chose not to ask his boss what was going on with his character. Instead, he simply asked to leave.”

I’m sure Grey’s ain’t no picnic, and don’t wanna hate on O’Malley or nuffin’, but let’s just make a fine distinction between that character and Christina Yang (Sandra Oh’s). Yang is a Type-A, no-nonsense, nuts-and-bolts, Asian female that settles only for perfection and wants nothing but to be the best. O’Malley is a self-doubting, doughy, little guy, that operates from a place of love and oh, happens to be a damn fine surgeon.

I’m from a family of docs, yo. People like O’Malley simply don’t exist. I’ve got three Yangs IN MY NUCLEAR FAMILY ALONE.

All I’m saying is that maybe the loss of screen time had something to do with the unrealistic nature of the George O’Malley character. I have never met a nice, cuddly surgeon–not EVER. They’re as real as jackalopes and unicorns and reasonably-priced airport food and short DMV lines. Anybody that says otherwise is a big, fat liar.

So perhaps Grey’s is simply taking a turn towards truthfulness.

…It is TV, though. That’d be a first.

[EW's Ausiello Files: This week's cover: 'Grey's Anatomy' star T.R. Knight reveals why he left the hit show]

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Smells Like Independent Spirit

February 23rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


“Oscars Shmoscars! I’m here at the Independent Spirit Awards, which is the Academy Awards for smart, quirky actors who do normal people-things like knitting and shopping for their own groceries. Speaking of that, I was vacuuming my house right before this thingy, and I somehow got my dress caught on the vacuum head, and half of my dress ripped off! But then I thought the dress looked even more edgy, so what the hell? And with a dress this DIY, I figured I didn’t really need to wash my hair or accessorize or pick out shoes that actually go with this outfit. How’s that for indie spirit? Lord, please let Michel Gondry put me in his next movie!”

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SandraOh the Font Is Ugly

December 3rd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Can you think of a more awful compliment than “quirky”? It’s one of those words people quickly reach for when they’re trying to be flattering instead of hurtful, and it means nothing, kind of like “neat,” “nice,” and “interesting.” Call me a dickhead or call me fuckin’ weird, just don’t call me quirky. (BTW, I’m totally guilty of using the word, particularly when describing movies I hate like Juno to somebody older, like my parents.)

Which brings me to the SandraOh font, described by an online font site as “a quirky modern take on the classic serif fonts of the 20th century, updated here with a wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk…Perfect for indie films or youtube videos.”


“Quirky”? Or maybe “slightly-disturbing-for-an-inexplicable-reason”? Or “so squiggly it makes my eyes hurt”? Or just “ugly”?

See what I mean? I guess it’s wicked cool to have a font named after you, but if I were Sandy, I’d be pissed.

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Koreatherine Heigl

October 16th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


According to the National Enquirer, Katherine Heigl wants to adopt a baby from Korea–where her sister Meg was born–because she hopes that getting an Asian baby a la Angelina will do wonders for her career and make her seem less like a spoiled, self-righteous assbag who dissed both the movie that made her a box-office viability and the show writers who got her an Emmy.

Or something like that.

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HONORASIAN: Katherine Heigl

October 15th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

I’m not sure how I feel about Katherine Heigl. Grey’s is unwatchable, and her character is too blonde and weepy, anyway, for my taste. She was surprisingly good in Knocked Up and held her own among people much funnier than she–namely Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, and Paul Rudd. Then again, I hated what she wore to the Emmys.

That Zac Poseur dress looked as stiff as meringue, and the flaps on the sleeves called to mind three unpleasant things: origami, nuns, and maxipads with wings. It also had a bridezilla quality to it, as though the Emmys award show was her wedding and she was, like, “It’s MY day!” (which, in fact, it was, because she won).

But then I found out that Heigl has an Asian big sista, Meg, who was adopted from Korea. Meg recently got married, and Heigl was her maid of honor.

Cute, right? And then I was, like, I love Katherine Heigl! Katherine Heigl is adorable! She wasn’t good in Knocked Up, she was great! She’s the next Lucille Ball! I bet she’s interesting and smart, too!

I know, I know. I’m shamelessly ricist that way.

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Sandra Oh My God I’m Still On Network Television

September 5th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Official production stills for the 4th season of Grey’s AnatomyzzzZZZZzzzzzzZz have been finally been released:

And it appears that Sandra Oh is the only cast member stricken with a sudden realization:


“Oh my god, I’m sitting on a quickly-sinking ship. With scrubs on and very little makeup. And without any opportunity whatsoever of winning an Independent Spirit Award.

Shoot me. Or at least cast me in a critically acclaimed indie flick. Anything. I’ll work for free.”

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Disgracism

June 28th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington tells Newsweek in its latest issue that he was fired from the show because of “racism.”

Denial’s a helluva drug


“Well, it didn’t help me on the set that I was a black man who wasn’t a mush-mouth Negro walking around with his head in his hands all the time. I didn’t speak like I’d just left the plantation and that can be a problem for people sometime,” he said.

“I had a person in human resources tell me after this thing played out that ‘some people’ were afraid of me around the studio. I asked her why, because I’m a 6-foot-1, black man with dark skin and who doesn’t go around saying ‘Yessah, massa sir’ and ‘No sir, massa’ to everyone?”

Riiiiiiight, Isaiah. And remind me what all this has to do with you saying the word “faggot” not once, but twice?

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Anatomycally Incorrect

May 3rd, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The 2 hour Grey’s Anatomy special episode airs tonight. I’m watching b-ball in bed instead, nursing a glass of pinot. While I’m not a fan of the ABC drama and know little about the characters, I was nevertheless curious to take the Grey’s Diagnosis: Who Are You Most Like? quiz on the ABC website.

Of course, I figured I’m a dead ringer for Cristina Yang. Just look at this pissed-off visage:

“Aggressive, cutthroat and arrogant?” Hello, Doppelganger!

I was even willing to believe that I might be like my other fellow women-of-color, bossy bitch Bailey or saucy, fun-loving Callie Torres (now I’m just calling on stereotypes because I’ve seen the show twice). But, lo and behold, guess who I turned out to be?

Izzie. The drippiest, most illegally blonde WHITE GIRL.

Aw he-ell no.

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Three People in This Photograph Need Lexapro

March 15th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Sandra Oh: Ah, much better.

Frozen Face: Wait a minute. That doesn’t look like the Marie Claire I bought at 7-11.

McSteamy: Hi! I’m McSteamy!

Oh: Shut your inflated piehole, Ellen! What did I say about bringing up that smear-campaign of a cover photo?

What’s-His-Name-Who’s-Engaged-To-Frozen-Face: Hey America! Let me introduce myself. I’m–

McSteamy: I’m McSteamy! Do you want me to take off my shirt?

Oh: (to Frozen Face) Don’t make me get all gangsta on your ass like I did in that movie about fine wine. Cuz I will fuck you up. (to McSteamy) What the hell are you doing?

McSteamy: I’m McSteamy! I’m taking off my shirt!

Frozen Face: I would express interest in McSteamy’s gigolo behavior, but I can’t move my face.

What’s-His-Name-Who’s-Engaged-To-Frozen-Face: Hey, look! I’m in this picture!

McSteamy: I’m McSteamy! I’m taking off my pants!

Oh: Somebody give me a raise already. I hate all of you.

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Oh, Sandra.

March 10th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


911 Dispatcher: 911. What is your emergency?

Sandra Oh: Help! Help! Please help!

911: Ma’am, what is your emergency?

Oh: They shot me. Those bastards shot me.

911: Who shot you?

Oh: I don’t know WHO. I just know those bastards shot me. With a frickin’ Bedazzler.

911: With a…uh, are you okay, ma’am, can you control the bleeding?

Oh: There are rhinestones and…paillettes everywhere. Beads bursting from my chest. I’m so…so cold.

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