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Katherine Heigl Suspends Contract Talks

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Katherine Heigl Suspends Contract TalksFans adore Katherine Heigl, but the 27-year old actress isn't feeling the love from the network that broadcasts her hit show.

A source tells People that Heigl has dropped out of contract talks with the producers of Grey's Anatomy over salary.

"Katie is disappointed and hurt that Touchstone doesn't value her as much as her other co-stars, especially Sandra Oh and Isaiah Washington," the source says.

Heigl plays Dr. Isobel "Izzie" Stevens on the ABC hit medical drama.

A rep for ABC Touchstone TV declined comment. We will have more information on this situation as it develops. Presumably, Katherine has merely postponed contract negotiations until a later date, and is not necessarily planning to leave Grey's Anatomy. Hopefully, the sides will come together and this member of the terrific ensemble cast will be retained.

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I agree with Wild about Grey 2/28/07,1:41pm. The story revolving inside the show is NOT about IZZIE STEVENS. She was cast for the part of Izzie, NOT Mer, (or) Cristina. Ms Heigl NEEDS to understand that the WORLD is NOT revolving around her .She is part of an ensemble. Everyone has their part to play in this show. Comparing herself to Sandra Oh is just stupid. First and foremost Sandra Oh is an outstanding actor. She puts ALL of herself in any role she plays. She makes you believe she is this person she is playing. Katherine needs to remember that this is a story in Shonda Rhimes head and how it will play out is anybodys guess. ( even Shonda's) Katherine Heigl needs to grow up.

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I hope izzie stays. if she doesnt i WILL NOT watch the show. she CANT leaveeee!!!!if i could choose between isaiah and katherine i would choose katherine to stay 99.9%.....she rocks....

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She had an interesting story line in season 2 but this season she does a lot of baking and judging others. She should complain more about her storyline instead of her contract and the contract will come.

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Katherine...Katherine...Listen....QUIT BITCHIN!!!! That is all you have been doing lately. It is all about you isn't it? Well guess what...it is not! It is about touching your audience and being honored to have been one of the few people to be chosen to be on such a great show!!!

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I think Katherine is acting like her character of late, whiny! What was up with the closing scene as Meredith was lying unresponsive on the table and Katherine starts with I believe, this, that and the other thing, George you shouldn't have married Callie, Meredith is possibly dead you idiot, who cares about what you believe!! She is becomming very annoying, she should be grateful she is on the best show on television and stop whining!!!

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^^ Not necessarily true.

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People love Izzie way more than Burke.
And I know people definetly love Katherine more than Isiah.

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i say spinoff katherine and keep kate..

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I really hope they can work this out. I am not happy with the way Izzie is acting about the whole Callie and George thing but i would hate to see her leave.....I really think they should all get comprable pay because everyone of the actors/actress on the show are important and it wouldn't be GA without out them.... And if you are reading this Shonda....i know you want to do a spinoff but please don't take Kate we love her as Addison on GA.

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This sucks. Both Katherine and Kate potentially leaving. Way to kill your entire male audience in one go. I would stop watching if Katherine was not on the show. She is amazing.

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