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Isaiah Washington to Set Record Straight

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Isaiah Washington: Setting the Record StraightWe've done our best to refrain from speculating as to what role, if any, Isaiah Washington's fight with Patrick Dempsey earlier this month had in the decision by T.R. Knight to publicly announce his homosexuality last week.

Our position has been that until the producers or one of the actors themselves comes forward regarding the incident, there's too little credible information to comment on.

We may get the scoop tomorrow, however. Sources tell us Isaiah will be appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show at 9 a.m. to address the rumors of him being replaced (denied by ABC and sources close to the show) and the fight between him and Dempsey.

It's great that he's going on the program to clear the air. His name has been dragged through the mud over the past week, with many media outlets disparaging him based on mere rumors. It will be good to hear it straight from the horse's mouth. Then, hopefully, Knight and the rest of us can move on.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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Just found this:
Various reports about the dispute have circulated, but Anatomy's Katherine Heigl appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show Tuesday and played down the incident: "There was some scuffle. ... I don't know what the fight was about. ... It was something silly and manly. There was a little burst of testosterone in the room, and then within five minutes ... they were totally fine and joking with each other and laughing." Washington was to have taped an interview Tuesday with DeGeneres to appear today, but canceled (citing a change in his production schedule) after Heigl playfully warned DeGeneres to "step back" during Washington's appearance. DeGeneres responded by saying Washington "better not call me a name ... I'll be swinging." ABC's Charissa Gilmore emphasizes that Washington's standing with the show is fine despite the on-set altercation, saying, "We have no intention of replacing Isaiah." And if all this was just a publicity stunt.... well it worked.

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I agree with Grey Forever. While it's fun to hear some things about the actors we have grown to love, it's ruining my fantasy world. The drama on the actual show is the perfect amount for me!

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I wish that were true, but the fact that people chose to believe the rumors even though there was so many different stories out there, just proves it doesn't matter what he says. Unfortunately, there are just too many judgmental people in the world. It doesn't matter to me if he addressed the matter or not, and the only reason I won't watch is because it doesn't matter. I will still be a loyal fan no matter what, because that's what a loyal fan does.

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Thank you, GA Insider. As a huge fan of Isaiah Washington, I am so glad that he is going to address this and hopefully it will be behind all of us.

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This is what really drives me crazy. Those people who don't know how or when to mind their own bussiness. We love to watch these actors and actresses and read about them. But there are people who continue to cross the line and keep things going they know nothing about. Opinions are fine if you know the facts. Were not judge and jury for everything that goes on. For those who do not know this GET A LIFE AND A CLUE.

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I wish that all that gossip would stop it is breaking our fantasy world and yes thanks to greysanatomyinsider.com for remaining neutral.
Who cares about those great actors private life I honestly don't if it is not about the so said anorexia of one it is about the sexual preferences of another one. Next time what will it be..... who had a noose or boob job, who sleeps naked, who eats what for breakfast, and whilst at it why not the brand of their underwear. SERIOUSLY.

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i must say, i'm glad someone on the internet is being nice about all of this. so i think greysanatomyinsider.com for remaining neutral until there is actual legit information..