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'Lost' Star Kim Arrested for DUI

Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has been arrested for driving under the influence in Hawaii. The actor, who plays Jin-Soo Kwon in the hit series, was stopped by police at around 3am on Thursday in Honolulu where the show is filmed, according to local newspaper the Honolulu Advertiser. Kim was booked at the Honolulu Police station and was released at 5:05 am after posting bail, although full details of the arrest have not been released. It marks the latest in a string of DUI-related arrests to plague the Lost cast in Hawaii - cast mates Cynthia Watros and Michelle Rodriguez both pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in January 2007 and April 2006 respectively.

Okay, what is it with the Lost cast and DUI? Seriously, this is getting freaky. Does that mean that Jin will get killed off now? >.>;

I wonder if it's somehting about the cast who's just a bunch of drunks (unlikely) or whether it's just the Hawaiian police who likes to grieve them. On the other hand, it's not like the police makes the booze miraculously appear in their system, is it?

Guess that's yet another mystery around Lost that's never going to be solved...
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Yeah yeah, I know. Way back then I said the saga was over. Apparently it isn't! How naive I was to think that! To be honest, I understand that Washington is pissed. I really think they screwed him over with this. And I have to say, the gossip is delicious. So TR Knight is a conniving little rat who wants to get rid of the male leads to gain larger importance? No clue how true that is, but the mere idea seems hilarious. Has anyone ever watched the show? Who'd even remotely consider George a male lead?

I really don't know what it is about Grey's Anatomy... I have this love/hate thing going on with it. I don't really like the show, yet I keep watching it. There isn't a single character in the entire cast that I find likeable or sympathetic. They all are annoying and need to be beaten with a stupid stick, repeatedly. I especially get aggressive thinking about George with his droopy eyes and unrelenting, unforgiving nature. He always has issues and he drags them on forever, sometimes being downright nasty about it. So, seriously, if TR Knight manages to get George into a bigger role because of that... good-bye GA!

Anyway, here's the news round-up. I really was going to stop, but this is just too hilarious. It basically writes itself!

14 June 2007
Washington Breaks His Silence Over 'Grey's Anatomy'

Isaiah Washington has hit out at producers of hit TV show Grey's Anatomy for firing him with such ease. The troubled actor's future on the medical drama had been in doubt ever since he made a homophobic remark about cast mate T.R. Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. At the end of season three, his character Dr. Preston Burke was seen packing his bags in a cliffhanger finale and last Washington received a call from producer Shonda Rhimes revealing his services were no longer required. At the time, the 43-year-old star released a statement, simply saying, "I'm mad as hell" - and Washington still can't believe how calm and collected Rhimes was when she made the fateful call. He says, "I'm saddened by the outcome. I did everything that the producers and the network asked me to do. I came back under great duress and stress, and thought I was doing the job I was hired to do. Shonda Rhimes called me on Thursday of last week and told me that I would not be returning to the show. Just like she personally called me and invited me to the show. It was full circle."

22 June 2007
Washington: "They Fired the Wrong Guy"

Disgraced Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has fired back at the TV executives who fired him from the show, insisting they picked the wrong guy. The actor was axed from the medical drama on June 7 and now claims producers should have fired T.R. Knight, the show regular who claimed he had been targeted by a gay slur uttered by Washington, because he turned an on-set fight into a major controversy in a bid to boost his salary. Angry Washington insists his use of the word "f****t" wasn't targeted at Knight, but used in a fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey. Knight took offense to the use of the derogatory gay term and came out shortly after news of the on-set drama leaked to the media. Washington tells the Houston Chronicle, "They fired the wrong guy. I have to clear my name... My livelihood, my honor, my dignity and my name have been so challenged. So here's the truth... I used the word during a disagreement with Patrick. I apologized for that. We shook hands and went back to work." Washington admits he was shocked when he was axed from the show because he did everything that was requested of him when gay groups demanded action for his use of the word. He continues, "I did everything I said I would do. I offered to go to counseling, to do a public service announcement. I wanted everyone to know I was remorseful."

25 June 2007
Washington: "Knight Was Jealous of My Success"

Former Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington insists T.R. Knight wanted him and co-star Patrick Dempsey off the show because of they were getting better storylines. The actor was fired from the medical drama earlier this month in the wake of a homophobic remark he made about cast mate Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. However, Washington claims Knight turned the remark into a major controversy because he was jealous of the storylines he was getting. He says, "T.R. Knight was very tactical in trying to remove me from the show because he knows that I know, and I was gagged, that he has been working on a conspiracy to get Patrick Dempsey and myself off the show for the last year and a half. I know Patrick Dempsey has supported me by stating that if there is anyone that needs to be fired it is T.R. Knight because he has created such a negative environment on that set because he felt like he has not been treated and given the same leading man kinds of story lines."

29 June 2007
Washington: "I Was Fired Because I'm Black"

Actor Isaiah Washington insists the only reason he was fired from TV show Grey's Anatomy for making a homophobic remark was because of the color of his skin. Washington infamously made an offensive comment about castmate T.R. Knight last October and repeated it at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. But the 43-year-old claims he was fired from Grey's Anatomy earlier this month because America can't find it in its heart to forgive an African-American. He cites the examples of actor Robert Downey, Jr., who has rebuilt his career despite multiple run-ins with the police over his drug problems, and politician Arnold Schwarzenneger, who has fought allegations of sexual misconduct. Washington tells U.S. magazine Newsweek, "I apologized and showed my remorse for what I said and for the pain I caused anyone. If a black man can't get forgiveness in this country, when so many other people like Robert Downey, Jr. and the governor of California get second and third chances... I think that says a lot about race and this country where we stand."

Now this is just... ROFL!!!!!!! Yes, let's bring the black issue in here again. Didn't we have that gay vs. black wank already in October? "500 years of slavery can't be compared to homophobia!!!!". Oh please, spare me...

Randomly, I notice there's an inordinately large percentage of people of color on most medical show casts. Not sure if that's a realistic representation, but when you look at shows with large casts, such as GA or ER (lots of letters, lol) there's a lot of "non-white" (nasty word) people. I wonder if that's a desperate attempt of the producers to demonstrate multi-cultural tolerance. Or maybe I'm just sorely mistaken and that's exactly what US hospitals look like on the inside. I wouldn't know. But it's just noticeable to me. I noticed that especially about GA where exactly half the cast is of color. And yes, I counted *g*.

Edit July 3rd
Just gonna tag this one on here since I doubt anyone cares. But since I've started collecting I don't want to just stop.

3 July 2007
Washington: "I Tried To Resign"

Fired Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has revealed he twice tried to resign from the show following the fuss caused by the gay slur he uttered during an on-set fight - but TV bosses wouldn't let him walk. The actor made his first full television interview appearance since his firing on CNN's Larry King Live on Monday - and confessed he's still reeling from his departure from the show. Washington is annoyed because he offered to do the right thing after using the word 'f****t' in an argument with co-star Patrick Dempsey last year - and then repeating it at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. The scandal outraged gay groups and prompted gay co-star T.R. Knight to come out. Washington agreed to publicly apologize for his comments and met with gay community leaders to ask their forgiveness - and then he offered to quit. He told King, "I expected something. I didn't know that it would happen (firing) because I resigned. I tried to resign twice." Washington also used his chat with King to reiterate the fact he's not anti-gay. He claims an unfortunate word simply slipped out in the heat of the moment and the fight was leaked to the press. He added, "I am not homophobic, no way, shape and form... I made a huge error in judgment." During the interview with King, Washington broke down as he talked about the support he has received from his cast mates. He fought back tears as he explained, "I got a wonderful email from Sandra Oh from Spain."
silversolitaire: (d'oh!)
does that mean I can stop posting about this now? I'm kinda compelled to collect the complete set of news since I started that. I don't even like GA all that much, dammit! LOL... But this is just so soap opera-ish. Better than fiction!

Washington "Mad as Hell" Over 'Grey's Anatomy' Firing

Isaiah Washington is "mad as hell" after learning he was fired from hit U.S. medical drama Grey's Anatomy. The troubled actor's future on the show has been in doubt ever since he made a homophobic remark about castmate T.R. Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year. And at the end of season three his character, Dr. Preston Burke, was seen packing his bags on the cliffhanger finale. Washington's spokesperson Howard Bragman confirmed his client had received a call from the show's creator Shonda Rimes informing the actor that he was "not invited back to the show next season", and the 43-year-old star today released a statement addressing the situation. In the statement, he simply says, "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."

Seriously, what kind of message are they giving? This is bad. This is basically saying that all the efforts he took don't count for shit. Sure, they want to make it aaaaaall right and make sure everyone knows they're totally against homophobia. Good for them! But making such a big deal out of nothing really isn't the right away to go! Now the fans who don't care about gay issues but are fans of Washington and GA will be pissed off and probably start leaning towards anti-gay now as this seems to be the root of all evil. Those who care about gay issues just shake their heads and go "wtf mate?". Morons.
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Hyde Pierce Officially Comes Out

Former Frasier star David Hyde Pierce has revealed he is gay, after keeping his sexuality secret for decades. The actor, who played Dr. Niles Crane in the long-running sitcom, has always refused to talk about his personal life, despite rumos about his sexual orientation. But the 48-year-old has allowed his long-term partner Brian Hargrove's name to be mentioned in an interview on In a paragraph carefully buried in the article, the journalist writes, "Pierce got to Los Angeles in the early 1990s when his partner, actor-writer-producer Brian Hargrove, wanted to write for television." Pierce's spokesperson has since confirmed Hargrove is the star's partner.

Show of hands, who didn't think Nigel Crane was gay? *g* Okay okay, I realize it's just a character, but even apart from that I always thought Hyde Pierce has always broadcasted certain gay vibes. There must be a reason why basically all characters he plays or voices come off as slightly gay... I think he needs to play a really butch character some day soon... >.>; Anyway, congratulations to you, David! Well done!

Minor non-sequitur: Again, funny how things work out. I'm reading the IMDB news, right? And before this item I just posted was a note about that commemorative coin for The Rise of the Silver Surfer being illegal or something. I randomly realized that I have no clue who the Silver Surfer plays. So I click the link to the movie. I discover that it's Doug Jones. For those of you who don't know, he's the guy who always plays people in tight costumes *g*. Not what you think. He just seems to be really good with it. He played the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth for example and Abe Sapien in Hellboy. I thought that I have no idea what he looks like and that he must be really skinny or something, so I clicked his link and confirmed that. Very skinny indeed. Btw, by that time I wasn't actually thinking about Hellboy yet. Anyway, as I was clicking through his gallery I suddenly remembered that David Hyde Pierce was doing the voice of Abe Sapien in Hellboy. Haha! Full circle, eh?
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Washington to Lose Out on 'Grey's' Pay Rise?

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is at risk of losing out on a pay rise after his homophobic outburst earlier this year. Washington shocked Golden Globe Award attendees in January by calling gay co-star T.R. Knight a "f*gg*t" - and the episode is likely to cost the star a wage boost, according to A source says, "All the actors are in the midst of contract renegotiations, but is using Isaiah's recent troubles to keep from paying him more. "Isaiah knows it is his fault that he may not get the fat raise he was going to get. ABC doesn't have to give him anything - he is under contract for seven years - and this is going to cost him millions. It's just a bitter pill he is going to have to swallow." A representative for Washington says, "We are going to do our business in private, not in the press." Last week, details of a salary dispute between bosses and Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl were leaked to the press.

... homophobic slurs can cost you millions. Now let's move on.
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I don't even know why I bother. But I guess it's because I started saving all the articles on that deplorable gay slur incident from the start and now I want it to be complete so when I look back at it in a couple of years for some reason I'll be able to have the complete imdb coverage. So, indulge me.

Washington Calls On Top Gay PR Man

Troubled Isaiah Washington has hired one of Hollywood's top gay public relations gurus to help boost the actor's image after his infamous homophobic controversy. Washington recently underwent counseling after his use of the word "f****t" to describe a homosexual Grey's Anatomy cast mate turned gay leaders against him. And now he's bringing in openly gay PR Howard Bragman to help him with damage control. A source tells website that Bragman is known for "telling it like it is." Bragman's Fifteen Minutes staff have confirmed the legendary PR has added Washington to his client list. A spokesman says, "Our work with Isaiah is about his future, not the past. There is an important dialogue in our society about diversity that needs to happen, and Isaiah is uniquely positioned to be the catalyst for this." Washington called cast mate T.R. Knight a "f*****t" during an onset fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey last year. The actor, who once played a gay man in Spike Lee film Get On The Bus, repeated the slur during a backstage interview after the Golden Globe Awards - as he attempted to clear his name.

Kinda unrelated, but it's good to show that there's always room for more drama in this show!

Heigl Quits Contract Talks with 'Grey's Anatomy'

Katherine Heigl has dropped out of contract talks with bosses of hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy over a salary dispute. The star plays Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens on the show and is reportedly upset she is receiving less money than her co-stars. A source tells American publication People, "Katie is disappointed and hurt that (the show's producer) Touchstone doesn't value her as much as her other co-stars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington." Sources on the set also say tension has emerged after a spin-off series was announced featuring Kate Walsh's character, Dr. Addison Montgomery. A source tells American publication Star, "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."

I don't know. I don't recall any other show that's had this much drama coverage in recent years. Okay, if you don't count the frequent drunk driving charges reports for the cast of Lost and the occasional bitch fights on the set of Desperate Housewives. Either way, this is really weird. In all honesty, I don't understand why the show is so popular. Sure, I enjoy watching it when it's on, but it just baffles me that the show has such a huge fanbase and is continuously rivaling House for best medical drama. It's a soap, for crying out loud!

But I guess you can't argue about audience's taste. Either way, I wonder if this is normal and there's just so much coverage of it because the show is so popular, or whether they are extraordinarily wanky there and on their way to their own destruction. Somehow something tells me it's the former. Too bad... hehehe.
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Just rounding up the news bits for posterity... Last week's news items on the "F-Bomb" incident in chronological order.

cutting because there are a bunch )

I've already said this to others I've talked with about this deplorable incident. I really think Network executives are doing the gay community a disservice with this. By pushing this incident like that and blowing it out of proportion they've managed to alienate basically everyone, including people who feel strongly about gay rights. I know I do, but I really don't think it's that big of a deal to talk about firing an important character without making it plauible plotwise, basically harming the show that way. It doesn't matter what I personally think about the character or the actor, but you just don't do that for a few simple reasons.

The only people who are really concerned with this (or should be) are fans of the show. People who don't watch it don't really give a shit either way which means they're not the Network's customers so they shouldn't really worry about those. I sincerely doubt that anyone is going to start watching Grey's Anatomy now because they're so impressed with the swift and unforgiving way they've dealt with this. So, seriously, it's only the fans.

Those fans I'm going to haphazardly divide into two groups (even though I'm sure there's more). Those who care about gay rights and those who don't. Those who do care are understandably upset at this whole thing and are now pleased to see that such anti-gay sentiments are not sanctioned by the cast and crew and everyone's happy. Obviously, until timemachines are invented and we can jump back in time and undo that incident where Washington forgot to switch his brain on briefly before talking, we just have to get over this. Really. So, fans are okay now and they really don't want to see their show get harmed like that because of some ill-perceived sense of rightness. Better live with the memory of one "faggot-uttering" than permanently put up with a show that no longer makes sense continuity-wise. Plus, there may be people out there who genuinely like the character of Burke.

Now, those fans who don't care about gay rights are going to be put off very much by now. Either, they don't really care enough at all to see why this is that big of a deal that we need to drag the show through the mud continuously for weeks, or they actually kinda agree and don't like gays and then they find it offensive even. I'm not saying that we should protect the sentiment of people who think that way, but what I'm saying is this. For these people, the fact that all this is happing over "protecting a faggot" is all the more reason to hate gays. They'll just get more reason to bash gays, say mean things about them and just feel generally supported in their opinion that this society already is way too gay friendly as is.

I'm not saying that dealing with anti-gay sentiments (I really hate the word "homophobe" because I really don't think there's any phobia involved in what we're talking about here) automatically does the gay community a disservice and thus should be let slip by without notice. Of course not, but I think there is an end to this. We have established that what Washington did was bad. We have established the executive producers do not approve. We have established the cast does not share these sentiments either and support the gay member of their cast wholeheartedly and condemn what Washington said. What more do we need? Do we really need to grind a TV show into the dust to heal the pain? I really don't think so.

This is why I say everyone just needs to STFU about this. Not just Washington. So maybe Washington is a huge asshole privately (I have no idea really) and nobody gets along with him and just jump at the opportunity to get rid of him. Who knows. But they really should consider what else they're sinking when they continue drilling hole into their own rescue boat. Not to mention the ridicule the show and gay rights advocates in general have been subjected to over this. Not even the GLAAD thinks it's that big of a deal. Maybe Knight should just call Washington a nigger and we can move on. Just kidding.
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I'm quoting this for completeness' sake.

Knight: "Washington Did Use the 'F' Word"

Gay Grey's Anatomy star TR Knight has labeled castmate Isaiah Washington a liar after speaking out about the actor's 'f****t' slur at Monday night's Golden Globes. Washington stunned castmates in the press room at the Golden Globe Awards when he grabbed a microphone and insisted he never used the derogatory word on the set, later calling it "vile." But angry Knight, who revealed his homosexuality after word spread of Washington's outburst towards him, and Washington's subsequent on-set fight with fellow TV surgeon Patrick Dempsey, is keen to set the record straight. During a taping of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, which aired yesterday, Knight revealed Washington did use the 'f' word. The actor said, "He referred to me as a f****t... Everyone heard it... I've never been called that to my face. I think, when that happened, something shifted and it became bigger... than myself... I could've just let it slide and not said anything but it became important." Knight admits he was stunned when Washington used the 'f' word again on Monday night - in an effort to insist he had never used the term. He adds, "He denied that he said it... I don't know what to say, really, about that... but it's pretty bad." Knight's pals are on his side - cast mate Katherine Heigl fought back angry tears during an interview on US news show Access Hollywood after Washington's Golden Globes gaffe, and hissed, "He needs to just not speak in public. Period."

Rest of the dilemma here, here, here and here (in chronological order).
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Seriously, when are the people of GA going to shut up about this?? If you recall, I've already posted about this like... a dozen times before. Other links to this incident are here, here and here (in chronological order).

Heigl Slams Co-Star Over Homophobic Slur

Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl has slammed co-star Isaiah Washington for using a homophobic slur at the Golden Globes on Monday night. The actor tried to set the record straight regarding reports in October he got into a scuffle with Patrick Dempsey after Washington allegedly used a homophobic slur toward their co-star TR Knight. After a reporter questioned him on the validity of the on-set incident, Washington denied his involvement saying, "No, I did not call TR Knight a faggot. Never happened, never happened." Heigl told Access Hollywood reporter Shaun Robinson that she disapproved of his use of the slur when referring to the incident saying, "I'm not okay with it. I'm going to be really honest right now, he needs to just not speak in public. Period. I'm sorry, that did not need to be said. I just find it hurtful. I just feel like this is something that should be very much in house we need to deal with and it's among us and the cast and crew and among Shonda (Rimes, the show's creator) and the producers." Washington immediately tried to defend himself after making the comments, insisting he and Dempsey have moved beyond the incident. He adds, "I kiss Patrick Dempsey. We purposely sing 'Ebony And Ivory' every night since October 9 and nobody has written about it."

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Washington Explains 'Grey's Anatomy' Spat

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has spoken out on TV for the first time after he was left disgraced following a spat on the set of the medical drama. The actor released a statement apologizing for his actions after a tirade with co-star Patrick Dempsey went public, prompting fans to fear his job was in danger - but he has yet to appear on TV to talk about the incident. Washington pulled out of a planned TV interview with Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month, but he couldn't miss out on an Oprah Winfrey set visit to Grey's Anatomy, which aired on TV in America on Friday. And when Winfrey asked him to comment on the spat, Washington opened up. He explained, "It was a combination of fatigue, pride, passion... I've been working with these beautiful men for three years now and we had an argument as brothers. It came about at a time and a place that was overwhelming for both of us and we resolved it easily. What it was not was a brawl, fisticuffs and all that stuff. I lost my cool... It was coming out of a place of trying to stay focused about the work and the one thing I understand about myself and my passion about everything I do is that the opposite of love is indifference... Out of that caring, we got ourselves into a debate that had to happen."

You know... The more I read of this the more I wonder... WHAT? They should just stand up and fucking say what this was about instead of constantly beating around the bush like that. All these half-explanations and insinuations are really only adding to the confusion and starting more rumors. "I've been working with these beautiful men"...? Wtf? LOL. What a weird way to refer to your colleagues! XD

If anyone's interested, here are the other newsbits that lead to this:

The first round about the fistfight, ensuing mockery and a surprise coming out! And the usual grovelling afterwards (as continued here).
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Washington Apologizes for Dempsey Fight

Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has apologized to his co-stars following his heated argument with Patrick Dempsey on the set of the medical drama earlier this month. Washington, who plays Dr. Preston Burke, and Dempsey, who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd, came to blows over shooting issues, but soon resolved their problems. Following the incident, rumors surfaced Washington had used a homophobic slur during the argument. Ten days later their co-star TR Knight, who plays Dr. George O'Malley, revealed he was gay. In a statement to People magazine, Washington says, "I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set. Both are beneath my own personal standards. I have nothing but respect for my co-workers and have apologized personally to everyone involved."

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I don't know if you guys have heard about the almost fist fight that broke out on the set of Grey's Anatomy last week. Anywhere, here's the news bits about it as of yesterday:

October 12th
Dempsey and Washington Have On-Set Spat

Grey's Anatomy co-stars Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington were involved in a heated argument on the set of their hit show on Monday which nearly ended in a fist-fight. Dempsey, 40, and Washington, 43, nearly came to blows during a spat over shooting issues. Washington tells US publication People, "We were like two baseball players... nose-to-nose. We had a difference of opinions while working on set but we've resolved it." Washington, who plays Dr. Preston Burke says the fight began over "time and (keeping) the production going. The communication was lost in translation." But he says no punches were thrown adding, "Our faces are too beautiful for that!" Dempsey's representative says, "In close families arguments happen. They worked it out." Washington added jokingly, "I've never been that close to (Patrick) before. He has really pretty blue eyes."
Here's what Craig Ferguson had to say about it on the Late Late Show
McFighting on Grey's Anatomy

"Anyway, everybody is fine now on the set of Grey's Anatomy. You know, the muffin baskets were exchanged between the actors, Dr. McDreamy said Dr. McOtherGuy... they had terrific make-up sex. It's all... Man, for people who work in a hospital they have a lot of time for shagging on that show, ey?"
October 19th
Walsh Denies Reports of 'Grey's Anatomy' Unrest

Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh insists everything is fine on the set of the hit TV show one week after co-stars Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington got into a fight. The pair nearly came to blows on October 10 during a spat over shooting issues on the series. Walsh, who plays Dr. Addison Montgomery-shepherd on the show, claims its back to business as usual on the set. She explains, "We're all good. They had a squabble. I actually wasn't there that day. I can tell you that we were shooting in Seattle (Washington) just a week ago. All I know is I was there for one scene and there was no one there. And then the guys were there, both Isaiah and Patrick, doing their stuff, and there were literally throngs of women, like 300 women and everybody was going crazy. It's all good." Walsh is grateful that she wasn't involved in the scuffle adding jokingly, "I have big peasant hands. Who knows what I'm capable of."
October 20th
'Grey's Anatomy' Star Confirms He's Gay

Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight has confirmed he is gay. The actor, who plays unassuming Dr. George O'Malley on the hit series, decided to go public after rumors began surfacing about his sexuality. Knight confirms to American publication People, "I guess there have been a few questions about my sexuality, and I'd like to quiet any unnecessary rumours that may be out there. While I prefer to keep my personal life private, I hope the fact that I'm gay isn't the most interesting part of me." Media reports have suggested that Knight was forced out of the closet after details of a fight between co-stars Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey became public. According to the National Enquirer, the two got into a fight while Filming the show last week and Washington allegedly yelled to Dempsey, "I'm not your little faggot like (name deleted)." The publication said they withheld printing the actual name of the co-star Washington mentioned "because of the extreme nature of the slur."
Hahaha! Seriously! Why do they even bother shooting the show? Just keep dishing out these babies! XD
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Clooney To Date Everyone To End Paparazzi Reign

Hollywood superstar George Clooney is so desperate to bring paparazzi culture to an end, he plans to start dating as many A-list beauties as possible. The single actor/director admits his carefully thought out plan might not be entirely plausible, but believes it would soon change public perception of celebrity gossip. He says, "Here is my theory in debunking photographs in magazines. You know, the paparazzi photographs. I want to spend every single night for three months going out with a different famous actress. You know, Halle Berry one night, Salma Hayek the next, and then walk on the beach holding hands with Leonardo DiCaprio. People would still buy the magazines, they'd still buy the pictures, but they would always go, 'I don't know if these guys are putting us on or not.'"

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I've read this series on Charles and Camilla for the past couple of days. Apparently some biography has been wriiten on Camilla and for some reason I'm enjoying it greatly, reading all those sordid little bits. Hah... It makes Camilla sound like an awesome woman, I'm surprised to admit. They go on about how she met her first husband, Andrew Parker-Bowles, when she was 17 or so and he taught her everything about love, sex and eroticism. That he gave her the lesson that nothing about sex is shameful and that it changed her a lot. Apparently, Andrew was quite the ladies' man and she'd often find him with some cheap affair in his bed, and she never cried or was upset but sorta gave the girls a look-over and sneered how he could do better than that.

Then she met Charles when she was 25 and he was... dunno, younger I suppose, and she immediately sweeped him off his feet with her straight-forewardness and sensuality. She in turn taught him everything about love and sex. He was madly in love with her, but it was clear from the start that he'd never be allowed to marry her. Supposedly his father told him "Wed her, don't bed her". He knew he was supposed to marry a virgin and the choice was Diana. Supposedly, when Diana moved into the Palace for get married, nobody received her, but there was a letter on the bed addressed at her from Camilla, dated three days before she'd even know she was going to move into the Palace. Weird situation.

When Camilla got married to Andrew, Charles spent days and weeks mourning his lost love. Apparently Camilla's husband never had a problem with his wife sleeping around with the heir to the throne. As a matter of fact, he enjoyed the social upgrade he experienced through that. After Charles had gotten married, they had taken the resolve to no longer consume their relationship physically since Charles had wanted to make his marriage work. Well, we all know where that led to, eh?

Anyway, reading this kinda has changed my mind a bit about the nature of the relationship between Charles and Camilla. I mean, it's no news of course. Ever since their marriage last year we kinda know all the details, and yet... I wil admit that I had always felt a slight twinge of animosity at the idea of them now getting a happy end after having been so mean and unfair to Diana, adulterers and what not. Silly me, of course the press had always been skewed towards Diana who was the beautiful, tragic fairytale princess.

Nobody, or I at least, had never taken the time to actually look at Charles and Camilla and reading all this kinda makes me realize that if at all it was probably Diana who was disrupting a great love, not Camilla. Camilla had always been the love of Charles' life and they just couldn't be together until last year. That's pretty awesome to think that they managed to maintain such a love and passion for each other through all these years, against all odds. Yeah, I think that' s pretty damn awesome. *nods*


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