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Isaiah Washington's PSA To Air Tonight

May 24th, 2007 4:03pm EDT
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington will appear in a public service announcement intended to combat intolerance based on sexual orientation, race and gender during two back-to-back episodes of TV drama Grey's Anatomy tonight.

The actor, who plays Dr. Burke on the show, agreed to front the new PSA during a meeting with gay community leaders in Los Angeles, where he apologized for his use of an anti-gay sentiment on the set of the drama and again backstage at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year.

Washington has already publicly apologized for his use of the word 'faggot,' which he first used t...
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T.R. Knight's 'Grey's Anatomy' Future Uncertain

May 23rd, 2007 11:38am EDT
T.R. Knight
Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight is unsure whether he'll be returning to the character of Dr. George O'Malley for the fourth season of the hit medical drama. The gay actor's character failed his intern test in the season three finale, which was broadcast in the U.S. last week.

Knight says, "I literally don't know. It would be nice to know if I'm supposed to report back soon."

Knight revealed his sexuality in October following an onset incident in which castmate Isaiah Washington is said to have called the 34-year-old a "faggot" during a fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey.

(Thi...
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Katherine Heigl Is 'Grateful' For Isaiah Washington's Slur

May 21st, 2007 4:16pm EDT
Katherine Heigl
Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl is "grateful" for the furor which erupted after her co-star Isaiah Washington made a homophobic remark about their cast mate T.R. Knight last October . Knight came out following an incident in which Washington is said to have called the 34-year-old a "faggot" during an on-set argument with Patrick Dempsey. Washington went on to repeat his offensive comment at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year.

But Heigl believes Washington's remark has now been turned into a positive to discourage prejudice. She says, "I was ultimately grateful that it opened...
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Isaiah Washington Will Return To 'Grey's Anatomy'

May 21st, 2007 9:10am EDT
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington has dismissed reports he is to be axed from hit TV show Grey's Anatomy, after his character was seen packing his bags at the end of season three.

Washington's future on the popular medical drama has been in doubt following the controversy surrounding a homophobic remark he made about castmate T.R. Knight last October - a comment he repeated at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year.

But the actor, who plays Dr Preston Burke on the show, says he expects to return to the set when filming for the next season begins in August.

His publicist Howard Bragman ...
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T.R. Knight Proud Of Decision To Come Out

May 11th, 2007 1:16pm EDT
T.R. Knight
Grey's Anatomy star T.R. Knight is happy with his decision to come out as gay, despite being warned it was a 'bad idea'. Knight revealed the truth about his sexuality last year following an incident with castmate Isaiah Washington, who is said to have called the 34-year-old a 'faggot' during an on-set argument with co-star Patrick Dempsey.

Knight tells gay magazine The Advocate, "I remember saying to someone when I got one of those 'don't do it' (comments) - I just remember hearing my voice being calm and saying, 'No, it's going happen. It's going to happen. I'm just letting you know.'...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Pulls Himself Out Of The Emmys

April 19th, 2007 3:19pm EDT
Isaiah Washington
Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has pulled himself out of the Emmy Awards race following the controversy surrounding a homophobic remark he made about castmate T.R. Knight. The actor 'outed' Knight last year by calling him a 'faggot' during an on-set row with castmate Patrick Dempsey.

The controversy rumbled into 2007 when Washington uttered the derogatory gay term again backstage at the Golden Globe Awards, claiming he never used the word in the first place. He has since accepted he was wrong on both occasions, apologized to gay community leaders and undergone counseling.

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Isaiah Washington To Play Sexually Abused Priest

April 17th, 2007 3:46pm EDT
Isaiah Washington
Outspoken Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington is set for more controversy when he plays a sexually abused Catholic priest in a new independent movie. The actor, who hit the headlines when he 'outed' Grey's Anatomy co-star T.R. Knight last year by calling him a 'faggot' during an on-set row, is to take a leading role in new drama The Least Of These.

He'll play a priest returning to the Catholic high school where he once was sexually abused, according to trade paper The Hollywood Reporter.

His character replaces a missing teacher who molested several teenage boys and might have be...
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Patrick Dempsey Says Isaiah Washington Is A Changed Man

April 4th, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Dempsey is convinced his Grey's Anatomy co-star Isaiah Washington is a deeply changed man following recent counseling - but he's still keeping his distance from his fellow TV doctor.

The two actors were involved in an on-set fight last October after Washington used a gay slur to attack fellow castmate T.R. Knight.

The controversy rumbled into 2007 when Washington repeated the gay remark at the Golden Globes.

He has since apologised, met with gay community leaders and undergone counseling to help him with anger issues, and Dempsey feels sure the actor is a different pe...
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Kate Walsh Is Annoyed 'Grey's Anatomy' Golden Globe Win Was 'Eclipsed' by Gay Slur

March 12th, 2007 9:26am EDT
Kate Walsh
Grey's Anatomy star Kate Walsh has slammed co-star Isaiah Washington's recent homophobic rant for "eclipsing" the show's Golden Globe win. Washington called castmate T.R. Knight a "faggot" during an onset fight with co-star Patrick Dempsey last year and repeated the anti-gay slur at the Golden Globes in January.

"Grey's Anatomy" was was named Best Television Drama series at the award ceremony, but Walsh admits Washington's behavior overshadowed the win. She says, "It was definitely sad. It's annoying. And it eclipsed our Golden Globes win, which I was upset about."

ABC this mont...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Cast Earns Pay Increases

March 12th, 2007 8:57am EDT
Ellen Pompeo
The cast of hit TV medical drama Grey's Anatomy has been given a huge pay boost. The show's star, bride-to-be Ellen Pompeo, has closed a new deal that will earn her almost $200,000-per-episode, according to trade paper The Hollywood Reporter, while castmates Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. have secured pay hikes to $125,000.

Producers are close to securing similar deals with castmembers Justin Chambers and T.R. Knight. The pay increases come a week after details of a salary dispute between ABC bosses and "Grey's Anatomy" star Katherine Heigl were leaked to the press. Heigl, Sandr...
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Isaiah Washington May Lose Out On Grey's Anatomy Pay Raise

March 6th, 2007 6:30pm EST
Isaiah Washington
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 homophobic slur - and the episode is likely to cost the star a wage boost, according to Page Six.

A source says, "All the actors are in the midst of contract renegotiations, but ABC 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 anythi...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Actor Tries To Improve Tarnished Image

March 1st, 2007 8:31am EST
Isaiah Washington
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 "faggot" to describe a homosexual Grey's Anatomy castmate 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 TMZ 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 lis...
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Diddy Denies Altercation With TR Knight & 'Grey's Anatomy' Cast At Party

February 13th, 2007 9:54am EST
P Diddy
A spokesman for Sean 'Diddy' Combs has slammed reports the rap mogul fought with Grey's Anatomy star TR Knight at a pre-Grammy Awards party on Friday night.

Members of the TV show's cast were attending Justin Timberlake's pre-Grammys party at Los Angeles' Avalon nightclub when they were reportedly told to give up their table to accommodate Combs.

A source tells Pagesix.com, "Puffy (Diddy) was supposed to sit in the same VIP area that had four tables - two were for him and two were for the Grey's Anatomy cast.

"But he was very, very late, and there are a lot of Grey's cast mem...
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Katherine Heigl Is Hopeful 'Grey's Anatomy' Cast Can Move Forward Following Anti-Gay Slur

February 9th, 2007 8:55am EST
Katherine Heigl
Grey's Anatomy star Katherine Heigl is confident the cast of the hit series can move forward after the controversy surrounding co-star Isaiah Washington. Washington made headlines after using an anti-gay slur towards co-star T.R. Knight and subsequently checked into rehab for treatment.

Heigl claims the cast usually gets along well and that the set felt "like work as usual" now that Washington has returned. The star, who has been a staunch supporter of her friend and castmate Knight, believes the appropriate measures were taken under the circumstances.

She adds, "If it were ign...
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Gay Actress Offers Isaiah Washington Her Support

February 1st, 2007 7:00pm EST
Isaiah Washington
Disgraced Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has received support from an unlikely source as he battles his homophobic demons - lesbian actress Tammy Lynn Michaels.

Washington was released from a rehabilitation facility after a week of counselling for his repeated use of the word "faggot" yesterday, and he is reportedly expected back on the set of the medical drama later today.

And Michaels, who is rocker Melissa Etheridge's longtime partner, has offered the troubled actor a few words of support on her website.

The actress reveals Washington and his family have been guests...
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Isaiah Washington Released From Rehab Already

January 31st, 2007 4:43pm EST
Isaiah Washington
Troubled Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has been released from a rehabilitation facility after a week of counselling for his repeated use of a homophobic slur.

The star, who plays Dr. Preston Burke on the hit series, is expected to return to the set tomorrow.

Washington, who will continue to receive outpatient counseling, caused an altercation on the show's set in October when he used a homosexual slur to refer to cast member T.R. Knight.

He stirred up the controversy once again during a Golden Globes press conference when he used the term again while talking about the...
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Grey's Anatomy Cast Unsure Of Isaiah Washington's Future On The Show

January 30th, 2007 11:57am EST
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington's Grey's Anatomy castmates are keeping their distance as the disgraced actor battles his demons in rehab.

The star was a no-show at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where his castmates claimed a Best TV Ensemble, after checking into a treatment centre to address issues that reared up after he twice referred to gay co-star T.R. Knight as a "faggot".

And while co-star Chandra Wilson offered her support to him during her Best Actress acceptance speech, other castmates weren't quite so warm towards Washington.

Katherine Heigl, who suggested the actor shouldn...
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Sharon Stone: 'Isaiah Washington Being Sent To Therapy Is Absurd'

January 30th, 2007 11:03am EST
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is amazed shamed Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has entered an anger management course after calling cast mate TR Knight a "faggot" - because she always refers to her gay friends as "big fags".

The outspoken Basic Instinct star claims it's "absurd" Washington has been sent to therapy.

She tells the New York Post, "'I've been called a bitch - and a lot worse - for years. And you know what, so what? People who think that aren't going to change their minds.

"And I wouldn't dream of sending them to therapy to 'rehabilitate' their feelings. How absurd.

"Pl...
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Isaiah Washington Has Anger Issues

January 30th, 2007 10:26am EST
Isaiah Washington
A former co-star of shamed Isaiah Washington insists the Grey's Anatomy star is not homophobic - he's angry at everyone.

The troubled actor has entered a 30-day anger management program in a bid to keep his job on the medical drama after calling cast mate TR Knight a "faggot" on the set of the show.

And Madeline McGray, who starred alongside Washington in the acclaimed play "Fences", reveals it's not the first time he has got heated with his co-stars.

She says, "Isaiah's not anti-gay, he's a hothead. It's that his anger leads him to say and do things he wishes he hadn't - to ...
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Isaiah Washington Seeks Counseling Treatment

January 24th, 2007 4:17pm EST
Isaiah Washington
Disgraced Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington was checked into a residential treatment facility in a bid to keep his job on the medical drama, according to news reports in America.

The actor hit the headlines last year with anti-gay remarks he made towards castmate T.R. Knight on the set of the show. He repeated the remarks in a bid to clear his name at the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month.

After publicly apologizing for using the derogatory word "faggot" in public last week, Washington met with enraged gay community leaders on Monday.

Accepting he needs help, Washing...
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Will 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Isaiah Washington Be Fired?

January 24th, 2007 9:23am EST
Isaiah Washington on Grey
Isaiah Washington is on the verge of being fired from hit TV show Grey's Anatomy, according to media reports. Washington sparked a public backlash last week when he denied calling co-star T.R. Knight "a faggot" during a press conference at the Golden Globe Awards.

And now, according to E! Online reporter Kristin Veitch, executives at ABC are looking for ways to fire the troubled star, who plays Dr. Preston Burke on the show.

She writes on her blog, "(I) just received word from a highly placed source within the Touchstone/ABC family that ABC and Disney executives are currently co...
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Gay Group Leader Forgives 'Grey's Anatomy' Star

January 24th, 2007 8:35am EST
Isaiah Washington
The leader of America's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is willing to forgive disgraced Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington for his recent homophobic comments if the actor continues to prove he's not anti-gay.

Washington met with GLAAD president Neil Giuliano and other gay community leaders yesterday to address his recent public slur regarding castmate, TR Knight. The actor was reprimanded by gay rights leaders after using the derogatory word 'faggot' during a televised Golden Globes Awards press conference. Washington has since apologized for his remarks and aske...
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Lance Bass' Boyfriend Is Philosophical About Washington's 'F' Word Controversy

January 23rd, 2007 8:59am EST
Lance Bass & Reichen Lehmkuhl
Lance Bass' gay lover Reichen Lehmkuhl is glad Isaiah Washington's homophobic outburst has turned the public against the actor - because it will hopefully prompt people to think twice before using the 'f' word.

The former model has written a new book about his nightmare experiences as a homosexual in the military, and he believes the Washington controversy will further help people understand what gay men have to put up with.

Lehmkuhl says, "It (Washington's controversy) dumps a lot of emotion on me. I think it brings the issue to light. A lot of people learn, when you use this w...
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Justin Chambers Says 'Grey's Anatomy' Situation is 'Unfortunate'

January 23rd, 2007 8:29am EST
Justin Chambers
Grey's Anatomy star Justin Chambers is disappointed the show's Golden Globe Award win has been overshadowed by controversy surrounding co-star Isaiah Washington. The medical series picked up the award for best TV drama last week, but Washington's subsequent comment in the show's press room where he denied calling co-star T.R. Knight "a faggot" marred the celebration.

Washington has since sparked a public backlash, with many people calling for him to be sacked from the show. Chambers says, "It's an unfortunate situation. They're trying to work it out. I think what makes it most unfortu...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Meets With Gay Group on First Day of No Name-Calling Week

January 22nd, 2007 12:12pm EST
Isaiah Washington
Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has agreed to meet with Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) executive director Kevin Jennings this afternoon in Los Angeles to discuss ways Washington can team with GLSEN to ensure America's youth understand the power of anti-gay slurs like the one Washington recently used to refer to fellow "Grey's" star T.R. Knight.

Today marks the beginning of GLSEN's "No Name-Calling Week" in schools nationwide. to turn an unfortunate situation into an opportunity to open a dialogue with America's youth.

Fittingly, the meeting takes place ...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Fires Publicist

January 22nd, 2007 9:06am EST
Isaiah Washington
Troubled Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has fired his longtime publicist in the midst of his public relations crisis. Washington is facing a public backlash after making comments in the Golden Globes press room last week, denying he made derogatory comments towards co-star T.R. Knight.

According to TVGuide.com, the actor has hired publicists Allen Mayer and Kelly Mullens, who are crisis management experts. Mayer has done damage control for clients including R. Kelly, Tommy Lee and comedian Paula Poundstone.

Washington has issued a public apology and agreed to meet with me...
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Neil Patrick Harris Weighs In on 'Grey's Anatomy' Controversy

January 20th, 2007 10:30am EST
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris is "disappointed" Isaiah Washington's derogatory comments towards gay co-star TR Knight keep making

headlines. Harris announced publicly he was gay in November, after Internet reports speculated on his sexuality.

He tells TVGuide.com, "TR (Knight) has proven himself to be an incredibly classy, dignified guy. I'm impressed that Katherine Heigl said what she said. I was shocked that it all reared its ugly head again."

Washington shocked cast members on Monday in the Golden Globes press room when he denied he had called Knight a "faggot" during a spat on the set...
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John Mayer Sounds Off On 'Grey's Anatomy' Incident

January 19th, 2007 3:29pm EST
John Mayer
Singer John Mayer has come up with a way to end the controversy surrounding Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington's use of a gay slur against a co-star - make his character gay. Washington stunned cast mates in the Golden Globes press room on Monday when he denied calling co-star T.R. Knight a "faggot."

Mayer writes on his blog, "What better way for an actor to get to the roots of his discrimination than by portraying the very subject of his own ire for the remainder of his contract?"

The singer even went as far as outlining two scenes; one paints Washington's character as the w...
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'Grey's Anatomy's' Isaiah Washington Apologizes for Gay Slur, Will Meet With Gay Activists

January 19th, 2007 10:03am EST
Isaiah Washington
Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has accepted he needs help after "marring" his castmates' magical night at the Golden Globe Awards on Monday by using the word "faggot" in a press conference. The actor grabbed the microphone in the press room, after picking up the Best TV Drama prize with his co-stars, and attempted to address ongoing reports about his on-set spat with fellow TV surgeon Patrick Dempsey.

Last October's fight started after Washington called gay co-star T.R. Knight a faggot, with Knight coming clean about his sexuality following the incident. At the Globes, Washingt...
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ABC Execs Slam Isaiah Washington for Making Gay Slur

January 19th, 2007 9:29am EST
Isaiah Washington
Executives at ABC have slammed Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington's use of a gay slur at the Golden Globe Awards as "unacceptable." Washington stunned castmates in the press room at the awards show on Monday, when he insisted he never used the word "faggot" to describe gay co-star T.R. Knight during an on-set spat last year.

ABC issued a statement Thursday saying, "We have along-standing policy to create and maintain respectful workplaces for all our employees. We dealt with the original situation in October, and thought the issue resolved. Therefore, we are greatly dismayed that M...
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