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Isaiah Washington To Return To 'Grey's Anatomy' 7 Years After Getting Fired

3/7/2014 2:25pm EST
Isaiah Washington To Return To 'Grey's Anatomy' 7 Years After Ge
Seven years after being fired from "Grey's Anatomy," actor Isaiah Washington will be making a guest appearance on the medical drama.

Washington made headlines in 2006 over a gay slur he allegedly made about gay co-star T.R. Knight during an on-set argument. Even though he apologized for his "unfortunate use of words," producers decided not to renew his contract at the end of season three in 2007.

Washington made matters worse backstage at the Golden Globe Awards in 2012 when he reiterated the offensive word as he attempted to play down the incident. He struggled to find acting work for so...

Ellen Pompeo Gets Candid About Katherine Heigl's Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy'

10/8/2013 11:02am EDT
Ellen Pompeo Gets Candid About Katherine Heigl's Exit From 'Grey
Ellen Pompeo has pulled no punches in an interview with the New York Post about Katherine Heigl's exit from "Grey's Anatomy" and the writer's desire to pair her character, Meredith Grey, with Isaiah Washington's Dr. Preston Burke.

Heigl left the series in 2010, and Pompeo explained: "You could understand why she wanted to go - when you're offered $12 million a movie and you're only 26. But Katie's problem is that she should not have renewed her contract. She re-upped, took a big raise and then tried to get off the show. And then her movie career did not take off."

Indeed, Heigl has strugg...

Isaiah Washington Appointed Chief Of Sierra Leone Tribe

5/3/2011 3:34pm EDT
Isaiah Washington
Actor Isaiah Washington has been appointed chief of a Sierra Leone tribe, after embarking on a quest to discover his roots.

The actor, who penned a memoir called A Man From Another Land, reveals his search to learn more about his family history led him to fulfill an ancient prophecy.

During an appearance on breakfast show Today on Tuesday, Washington revealed, "I did a DNA test back in 2005... After about eight months of research I decided, 'What am I going to do with this information?' I put a delegation together. I had an architect and a surgeon come, thinking I was going to go into (...

Celebrities Who Have Been Fired From Their TV Shows

3/15/2011 12:00pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
By now the whole world should know that "Two and a Half Men" will not feature Charlie Sheen next season. Last week, Warner Bros. terminated Sheen's contract after he publicly criticized the shows co-creator Chuck Lorre and confessed to drug use, wild partying, and a polyamorous relationship. Charlie Sheen isn't the first actor to be kicked off a successful television show. Here are some other notable celebrities who have been given the pink slip from their respective TV shows because of controversy or erratic behavior.

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New Year’s Resolutions For 'Grey’s Anatomy,' 2011 Edition

12/29/2010 10:02am EST
Grey's Anatomy Cast Members.
With 2010 drawing to a close, it’s time for the top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for the “Grey’s Anatomy” cast and crew! This season of “Grey’s Anatomy” has been full of changes, challenges and plot twists, and no doubt the 2011 episodes will continue to have that same depth of drama. However, certain members of the team should endeavor to adopt some specific New Year’s Resolutions for 2011, in light of events which have taken place during the first half of Season 7. Naturally, this article contains spoilers—but you can catch up on everything “Grey’s Anatomy” each week with the episode recaps h...

'Grey's Anatomy' Season 7 Ep. 2 Recap: Lighting Strikes, Healing And Hope

10/7/2010 6:18am EDT
Cristina on the floor of the O.R.
The familiar faces at Seattle Grace are still recovering from the traumatic events of the Season 6 finale, but Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Derek (Patrick Demsey), Cristina (Sandra Oh) and the rest of the Grey’s Anatomy cast are finally getting on the road to recovery—slowly and painfully, but surely. The theme of tonight’s episode was lightning; how it rarely strikes in one place twice, and how quickly life can be over with a single bolt of chance.

The episode began with Meredith continuing to campaign for approval to return to surgery, resorting to crocodile tears and a lukewarm confession o...

Bank Sues Former 'Grey's Anatomy' Star Isaiah Washington For $100,000

7/30/2010 8:45am EDT
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington's financial woes refuse to go away - the actor is facing a lawsuit from his bank after allegedly falling behind with loan repayments.

The former Grey's Anatomy star, who was fired from the hit medical drama in 2007 for using a derogatory term to describe gay actor T.R. Knight, is being sued by City National Bank bosses, who claim he has yet to repay a $100,000 loan he took out in 2008, according to

The website reports the bank is demanding the full amount, as well as interest and penalties.

Last year, Washington was threatened with eviction after allegedly fail...

'Grey's Anatomy' Season 4: No Longer a Code Blue

1/14/2008 12:24pm EST
No more new Grey's Anatomy episodes are set to air, at least not until the strike is resolved. Let's take a look back at the shortened fourth season of everyone's favorite show about a hospital where you would never want to be a patient.

One cast member left, and new ones took his place. We all learned to how much blood can spray on an intern. Most importantly, we were able to enjoy a show that in the previous season was a melodramatic letdown nearly each and every week.

Major Plot Points

Burke vanished and nobody called any of the Without a Trace people to look for him. Yes...

Isaiah Washington's Secret Money Troubles?

7/25/2007 10:49am EDT
Isaiah Washington
Signing on for five episodes of NBC’s upcoming new fall series Bionic Woman should help Isaiah Washington overcome the sting of losing an estimated $2.7 million salary after his Grey’s Anatomy contract was not renewed, according to Star magazine.

And if anyone knows what its like to kiss big bucks bye-bye, it’s Isaiah. Star has learned that in the years before Washington, 43, hit the big time as Grey’s Dr. Preston Burke, he was on the receiving end of a number of lawsuits from creditors looking for missing money!

According to Los Angeles County Court documents:

In 1998, Beve...

Isaiah Washington To Guest-Star In Five Episodes Of NBC's New Drama 'Bionic Woman'

7/16/2007 2:57pm EDT
Isaiah Washington
Isaiah Washington will guest-star in an arc of five episodes on NBC's new drama series "Bionic Woman," it was announced today at NBC's Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, CA. In addition, the network and studio are developing an action-series project with Washington based on an idea from Washington.

The announcement was made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.

"Isaiah Washington is a very talented and versatile actor and I've always admired his work," said Silverman. "These episodes on 'Bionic Woman' and the new development deal will showc...

'Grey's Anatomy' Star Meets With Gay Group on First Day of No Name-Calling Week

1/22/2007 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 ...

CBS Announces Presenters for 'People's Choice Awards'

1/8/2007 2:10pm EST
Kiefer Sutherland
Christina Applegate, LL Cool J, David Krumholtz, Eva Longoria, Rob Morrow, Emily Procter, Skeet Ulrich, Ashley Scott, David Spade, Wanda Sykes, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Walsh, Chandra Wilson, Howie Mandel, Isaiah Washington, Jason Ritter, Lizzy Caplan and Miley Cyrus have been announced as presenters on "The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards," to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Jan. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS. Queen Latifah will host.

Cast members from some of today's hottest shows will also be in attendance for the "Favorite New ...

Presenters Announced For 'American Music Awards'

11/9/2006 10:42am EST
Nicole Richie
The "2006 American Music Awards" announce a star-studded lineup of celebrity presenters scheduled to appear and help hand out 20 American Music Awards representing the best of Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Latin, Alternative, Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Inspirational music. The special airs live Tuesday, Nov. 21 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Presenters scheduled to appear include Nicole Richie, Tori Spelling, Ashlee Simpson, Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, Nickelback, Katharine McPhee, Tommy Lee, Mario Lopez, Vanessa Williams, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Willi...