Tensions Rising On Grey's Anatomy Set?

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Tensions Rising On Grey's Anatomy Set?
Is there trouble on the set of Grey's Anatomy?

Maybe. Take this gossip with a grain of salt, since it comes through MSNBC via Star Magazine. But rumor has it that the spinoff of the series that will feature actress Dr. Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) has left other cast members feeling blindsided and short-changed.

"The rest of the cast seemed instantly resentful of [Walsh]," a source told Star. "They each thought they'd be the one chosen to get their own show, and now they're giving Kate the cold shoulder."

The source adds that Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo "seemed particularly peeved because she felt that, as the star, she should have been consulted."

The spinoff news comes just as the controversy regarding fellow cast member Isaiah Washington's inappropriate remarks began to subside.

"Things had finally settled down and now everyone's disgruntled again," the source says.

We don't know how true any of this is. But what we do know, as we reported yesterday, is that a two-hour episode of Grey's Anatomy slated for this spring is what opens the door for Addison's departure.

Dr. Addison Montgomery

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Kate/Addison is great! I'm gonna miss her on GA, I think she had such good chemistry with all the other actors and her role really added sth to the show. However, I'm happy for her and her new show. Haha, that's right Ellen Kate got her own spin off - not you, 'cos noone would be interested in following dorky Merediths life (or seeing that much of the dull EP) if she hadn't gotten the support from all of the other great actors. As for the real EP - have you ever seen a more boring person? And I agree with you Libby - "she ain't that cute". KW on the other hand cracks me up every time I see her in an interview, she funny, charming, loveable and gorgeous! Plus an amazing actress - KW rules! Good luck on the new show!


Ellen Pompeo does indeed have an overly inflated ego. She is not a kind person. She has said so many insulting things about Patrick Dempsey. Don't any of you "fans" ever read her interviews? I'm not talking about opinion. I'm talking about direct quotes from Ellen herself. No one has it in for her. She is just a cruel person, and she looks down on others. She paints an unattractive picture of herself. No one has to make anything up to make her look bad. She was asked how she feels about the love scenes with PD, and SHE said it's awkward, he's like her brother, and she just wants the kissing scenes to be over with as soon as possible. She threatened to stab a waitress with a fork just for calling her boyfriend honey, and she snapped at a crew member for no reason whatsoever. Why are people trying to defend her negative behavior? Just because you like the character she portrays, it doesn't mean she couldn't possibly be a horrible person. That's why they call it acting. Please, get over it. She's an evil person. Mean as a snake. And not so cute, either. That's right- I typed it!


What is up with wanting to tear down a popular show? Seriously! Good luck to Kate! She's taken a character that was instantly hateable to loveable. That's a great acting job.


Kate is HOT! I'd like to see her take the leading role. What a mix up that would be! A first in TV to have someone take over the Lead Role of a named show. ex. Jay Leno isn't doing the Johnny Carson Show. Dr. Addison is fisty. I love them Redheads!


Ellen was at a restaurant with her boyfriend (now finace) chris ivery, when the waitress was flirting with her bf. She got pretty pissed. But, i don't think there's anything wrong!


what did they do to ellen on punkd?


Ellen's got a huge ego behind the scenes, and it would be naive to believe she's not angry about Kate's spinoff show. If you saw Punk'd, you saw the real Ellen.


I am really beginning to resent that every single thing written about the GA set has to somehow remind readers of the Isaiah incident. Did the writer of this garbage really have to bring it up, yet again? In my opinion, none of the original nine actors on GA should ever consider a spin off and I doubt very much that they would resent having Kate Walsh the star of one. First of all they rarely pan out and are usually giant flops no matter how well liked the character is. Think "Joey". The only ones that would make any sense at all to leave and begin their own show are Addison or Mark or Callie. Now Callie is married to George, it is very doubtful that she will go anywhere. Mark could leave with Addison. I like the character of Addison a lot and really like Kate Walsh as an actress. I can't believe that she became likeable considering the part she played and how she was introducted to the fans of GA. But, she did become likeable and I attribute that to her great comic timing and her over all acting ability. Still, I don't know that she will be able to hold her own as the lead in her own show. GA depends on the ensemble cast to keep the stories rich and exciting. They would have to build an ensemble cast around Kate, I think. Taye Diggs should help. He has name and face recognition that will bring in quite a number of viewers. It will be interesting to see how it all pans out. Regardless, I think the stars of GA are happy to be on GA, with the possible exception of Katherine Heigl who may be better at self promotion than promoting GA. I wonder how the writing on GA will be impacted by Shonda dividing her time between two television series.


Ok, Ellen is not jealous, come on people, does she really need 2 shows? No, I'm sure she's happy for Kate and her new show. It may not be a hit, but I'll check it out just for the hell of it. Hey you never know, it might be good. But if Shonda is writing it, there's gotta be some good in it because she's an amazing writer.


well if its any consolation to the rest of the cast, no one really wants Addison/Kate to have her own show!! haha I personally hope she stays on Greys but......I can't control it soo......but they should know that the fans aren't particularly happy either! well, i'm not and from other comments when the spin off was announced others aren't as well!! oh well.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

CRISTINA: "There's a club. The Dead Dads Club. And you can't be in it until you're in it. You can try to understand, you can sympathize. But until you feel that loss... My dad died when I was nine. George, I'm really sorry you had to join the club."
GEORGE: "I... I don't know how to exist in a world where my dad doesn't."
CRISTINA: "Yeah, that never really changes."

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."