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

December 29th, 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...
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Axed Star Defends 'Grey's Anatomy' Producers

December 9th, 2008 9:38am EST
Brooke Smith
Brooke Smith has defended her former TV bosses at Grey's Anatomy, insisting she has "no hard feelings" after her lesbian character was written out of the show.

Network bosses announced Smith would be axed from the show last month, sparking rumors she was written out of the series in a bid to end her character Dr Erica Hahn's burgeoning homosexual affair.

Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes refuted the reports, telling Us Weekly, "Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian. Clearly it's not an issue as we have a lesbian character on the show - Calliope Torres (Sara Ramirez...
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Isaiah Washington Hits Out At 'Grey's Anatomy' Bosses

November 11th, 2008 6:00pm EST
Isaiah Washington
Actor Isaiah Washington has lashed out at his former bosses on hit U.S. TV series Grey's Anatomy - insisting their decision to write Brooke Smith's character out of the show is "disgusting."

Washington's contract on the ABC medical drama wasn't extended after he used homophobic language during a 2006 on-set rant with co-star Patrick Dempsey.

And now he has launched a campaign in defense of Smith after bosses announced her character, who's engaged in a lesbian storyline on the show, would be written out.

He says, "I looked at a brilliant actress, whom I have adored since I fir...
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Gay Groups Praise 'Grey's Anatomy'

November 5th, 2008 9:19am EST
Grey
A leading gay rights group has praised bosses of hit TV show Grey's Anatomy for its recent lesbian plot line - despite the news that one of the gay characters it to be axed.

Brooke Smith plays cardiac doctor Erica Hahn, who is romantically involved with Sara Ramirez's character Dr Calliope 'Callie' Torres. But it was recently announced that the actress has been dropped from the series, putting an end to the burgeoning homosexual affair.

However, officials at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) insists that although they are disappointed that Smith's characte...
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Gay Characters On TV? No Big Deal

August 7th, 2008 8:35am EDT
Ellen Degeneres
Remember a few years ago when entertainment magazines hailed the coming of gay television? With hits like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Will & Grace drawing millions of fans on both sides of the gay fence it seemed like a veritable gay revolution was at hand. Then "Will & Grace" stopped being funny, "Queer Eye" ceased being entertaining, and Ellen became the straightest lesbian to ever host her own talk show.

Queer Eye

Was the gay television boom dead, or had it retreated into the closet waiting for a brand new coming out party? Where have all the dude loving dudes gone...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 4: No Longer a Code Blue

January 14th, 2008 12:24pm EST
Grey
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...
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Brooke Smith Joins The Cast Of 'Grey's Anatomy'

October 29th, 2007 9:33am EDT
Brooke Smith
Actress Brooke Smith joins the cast of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." Smith, who has guest starred multiple times on the series in past seasons, plays the no-nonsense, well-respected Dr. Erica Hahn, who enters the staff of Seattle Grace as its top cardiothoracic surgeon.

Smith has acted in feature films including "The Namesake," "Melinda and Melinda" and "In Her Shoes." Other films include "Series 7," "The Silence of the Lambs," Vanya on 42nd Street," "Iron Jawed Angels," "Bad Company," "Kansas City," "Last Summer in the Hamptons," "The Night We Never Met," "Mr.Wonderful," "The Moderns" and "...
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Plastic Bottles Banned From 'Grey's Anatomy' Set

October 29th, 2007 9:18am EDT
Grey
Television bosses have gone green on the set of Grey's Anatomy - by banning plastic bottles. Actress Brooke Smith was pleasantly surprised when she joined the cast full-time for the fourth season of the TV hit to discover each person working on the show has their own thermos flask.

Smith, who has made several guest appearances in previous seasons of "Grey's Anatomy," says, "I got a bottle. I got a little thermos. I think one thing that should be mentioned and applauded is that they have banished plastic bottles from the set. Isn't that cool? It's the first time I've seen it.

"Th...
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