E! Online: Isaiah Washington Job Searching

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Take this with a large grain of salt, since, if you recall, "experts" such as TV Guide's Michael Ausiello reported that Isaiah Washington was a goner last winter when the controversy over his anti-gay remarks swirled.

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Still, E! Online's Kristin Veitch says she has some dirt on whether or not Isaiah Washington will be staying on Grey's Anatomy.

She writes:

"I've now heard from various reliable sources that Isaiah has been taking meetings in New York and Los Angeles in search of a new job that would take place during the coming TV season, so it certainly appears that Isaiah's Grey's Anatomy days are over.

"Insiders at ABC tell me "not everyone will be coming back" to Grey's this fall, and although T.R. Knight's fate was also left hanging in the balance after the season finale, I'm hearing he's gonna be back (gotta wrap up that love triangle, not to mention his betrothed is the new chief resident)!

"But like I said, Isaiah looks to be a goner. Makes that scene of Cristina ripping the shackle off her neck while sobbing "I'm free" and the Chief's lecture to Burke that he's "disappointed" in him all the more poignant, no?"

Contrarily, Washington's publicist, Howard Bragman, said there's no indication his client won't be staying on Grey's next fall. Until we hear anything definitive from Isaiah or from ABC, consider all of this speculation.

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When I heard that it was official, I could have burst in tears. This is totally unfair. After all he've done to be forgiven (he went to rehab, he did the PSA), I cannot understand that the producers are not able to get over it. I'm not against gay and lesbian community or anything, but, COME ON ! He just SAID something. Yes, that hurts and we should not accept it but, he has done everything he could to ask for some forgiveness and this is how they react. I am totally down and I'd just wish that I could write him to tell him and we didn't decide it and I didn't want him to leave. I don't know what to say. I won't be as affected if Sloan, Izzie or even Georges was leaving, but Burke. He and Christina were my favorite couple !
Sorry, I had to write it down, this is bugging me for days !


If Brurke leaves I will be beyond disapointed - he's the man! Plus Cristina and him are so beautiful together..


What a big disappointment the season finale was. I was so looking forward to it and felt let down when it was over. I don't get why they would have George fail his exam and have Callie as chief resident. I guess it will make for interesting viewing in the fall. I guess the reason I felt let down was because the season finale of season 2 was so freaking great. Anyways, I hope they don't make too many changes to the show. It's still my favorite show.


I know I already posted this on another "Grey's" website, but I'll say it again. WE LOVE BURKE! WE LOVE ISIAIAH WASHINGTON! HE CAN'T LEAVE THE SHOW! Beautiful (gorgeous) man and amazing actor. What would "Grey's" be without Burke????


Burke Backer...once again I agree with you 100%. I would follow IW to his new show, however, I still really want him to be on Grey's Anatomy. Burke is amazing & he and Cristina need to work out their differences & get back together. MJ, what's the associated press saying?


Because the media has started making up stories, I don't listen to any of the speculations and rumors. I check the Associated Press to find out what's going on.


Kristen often gets things wrong or only partially right. I hope that is the case with this report. I think they are still in negotiations about his contract. It seems to me, not really knowing anything about it, that if he was fired, there would be no reason not to disclose this. I can see keeping it a secret until after the season finale, but now, there is no reason not to make a public announcement. So, I think it is still a bit up in the air. As a fan, I intend to write and email everyone I can to let them know that I would not continue to watch the show without Isaiah on it, and that is the truth. If he goes to a different show, I would follow him to the new show. However, what I hope is that he stays on Grey's and that Burke and Cristina can resolve their differences. I don't believe for a minute that she is "free". She loves him enough to let his mother shave her eyebrows off, for goodness sake, and he loves her enough to not make her go through with a wedding that she doesn't really want. Neither of them are free. Let's hope they have a chance to get it right.


No!!! He can't leave the show! I like Preston Burke and they can't just leave Cristina like that. She'd be miserable. Imagine a miserable Cristina, that's crazy!


Burke...leaving? That can't be true. If he leaves I will be so upset!


Yeh exactly, what a mess, i didnt know people are very sensitive and so unforgiven. If God can forgive people all the time...... well its not my place to say...just a thought


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