Katherine Heigl to Remain on Grey's Anatomy (For Now)

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Rest assured, Gizzie fans. Katherine Heigl isn't going anywhere.

Despite swirling reports that the Emmy-winning actress wants to leave the cast of Grey's Anatomy to concentrate on her burgeoning movie career, a rep for Katherine tells OK! Magazine that they're nothing more than rumors.

"She is starting work next week," the rep for Heigl said. "She is returning to Grey's Anatomy and filming a movie at the same time."

Staying Put For Now

It's not like the 29-year-old newlywed could necessarily bolt Seattle Grace Hospital even if she were intent on it. Katherine Heigl still has two years left on her three-year contract and bailing could result in litigation or heavy fines.

Still, rumors have persisted that she wants out.

"If it were up to her, she would have her character killed off," a source quoted by OK! and several other tabloids stated. "She fears if she waits much longer, the moment will pass [in launching a film career]."

Early last year, Heigl dropped out of contract negotiations over a salary dispute, citing disappointment that "Touchstone doesn't value her as much as her Grey's Anatomy costars," though she eventually re-signed.

Here's hoping that Katherine Heigl and the rest of the Grey's Anatomy cast remain intact and under contract for many seasons to come.

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If she ever did leave to pursue a movie career (even though she has one now) I would vow to not watch her movies. You got to have some loyalty to the people who made you big (fans including) Sara Jessica Parker did not have more success after SATC, though I'm sure she thought she would.
Anyhow, I'm glad to hear she is staying.


Oh stop about the george and Izzie chemistry. The whole thing was a joke. There was no inkling they fancied each other in season three until scars and souvenirs. It's just wrong. Plain wrong. If they did have chemistry maybe i could get on board. Can you imagine george and Izzie having exam room sex or getting it on in a bath tub. I hate MerDer but i can't deny their chemistry. I'm sorry but george and izzie don't match.


Alex and Izzie, I HATE them together, they make me vomit, George and Izzie are amazing Plus, I always secretely wished Will was not gay because he and Grace had more chemistry together than any of their other romantic love interests
Katie cannot leave or we would lose Gizzie


Uh hello, not so bright Jacqui, if Katie leaves, we lose our Gizzie for good, and Gizzie with MerDer is my favorite thing on the show. The only good thing about Izzie leaving would be no more threat of a disgusting, gross puketastic lex and Izzie reunion,. I hate Lexziepuke


We are talking about KH leaving , not bloody Gizzie here.


I'm not really bothered if she goes or stays. One good thing about her going is Gizzie would be over for good! Will and Grace would finally be gone and i can look at a full episode of GA finally without fastforwarding or vomiting.


Wow MerDer are back together, Katie is staying, great news, now tell me George and Izzie will be back together and I will be on cloud 9


Cool, now here is hoping we get Gizzie back


Gizzie are why I watch the show, so thanks for the good news, my couple still has hope


Thank you, George and Izzie are why I watch this show, if they were over for good with no hope, I could not take that.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

When we say things like "people don't change" it drives scientist crazy because change is literally the only constant in all of science. Energy. Matter. It's always changing, morphing, merging, growing, dying. It's the way people try not to change that's unnatural. The way we cling to what things were instead of letting things be what they are. The way we cling to old memories instead of forming new ones. The way we insist on believing despite every scientific indication that anything in this lifetime is permanent. Change is constant. How we experience change that's up to us. It can feel like death or it can feel like a second chance at life. If we open our fingers, loosen our grips, go with it, it can feel like pure adrenaline. Like at any moment we can have another chance at life. Like at any moment, we can be born all over again.


Callie: Did anyone ever think you two were a couple?
Meredith: No, because we screw boys like whores on tequila.
Cristina: Then we either try to marry them or drown ourselves.
Callie: Huh.