Thursday, March 25, 2010

Katherine Heigl's Korean baby forces her to quit Grey's Anatomy

Never underestimate the power of whiny Koreans to get you to do things that you might not want to do. Katherine Heigl, made famous by "Grey's Anatomy," a hospital drama named for the medical books that were compiled about the same time the show first went on the air, and made famouser by Knocked Up, in which she showed a bajayjay comin' out her vajayjay, is leaving GA for good and with little fanfare.

And the reason is her screaming, pooping, spitting-up ball of joy:
"I am done. We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”

Heigl, who has been on maternity leave, explained that adopting a daughter has changed her priorities and she no longer wants to work full time. She was scheduled to appear in the season's last five episodes. But ABC Studios allowed her to leave without fulfilling that part of her contract.

That means the Jan. 21 episode was Izzie Stevens' last hurrah.

“I know I’m disappointing the fans,” she said to EW. “I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”
Well good on her for not just having a nanny raise her baby while she's on the set. And just to remind readers, Katherine Heigl's child is an adoptee from South Korea (see here, here, and here), just like her sister.


  1. Now, that she's a movie star, she's been trying to back out of contract for the last few years. Funny, how a baby came along at the right time to finally get it done. I just wonder which nanny the baby will call mom first while she works on the next 6 films she is scheduled to do over the next couple of years (she has two coming out this year). I just hope she isn't smoking in front of the baby.

  2. I just hope she isn't smoking in front of the baby.

    Cigarettes or no, she's always smokin'.

    But yeah, I can see where this is a ruse for getting out of her contract. We'll have to see. In the meantime, I'll giver her the benefit of the doubt.

  3. Take a look at her upcoming schedule and there is no doubt about it.

    She's going to be busier than ever.

  4. From the little I've read about her, sounds like the baby did everyone a favor.

  5. Ha ha.

    I must admit that I've never watched more than fifteen minutes of GA, even though I think Katherine Heigl is hella cute. And without a strong interest in the show, I never really kept up with gossip and news about the show. I only clicked on the LAT link because (a) Ms Heigl's cute, and I found it interesting that her adoptive child was cited as the reason for her departure.


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