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So, What Do ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and Heigl Do Now?

HeiglNow that Katherine Heigl has scalpeled executive producer Shonda Rhimes of “Grey’s Anatomy,” will they mend fences or part ways?

Most of the initial reaction to Heigl’s comments Wednesday to Tom O’Neil of The Envelope (“I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention.”) was amazement that an actress could be so publicly critical of her showrunner — in particular, a showrunner partly responsible for her winning a supporting actress Emmy nine months ago. While it’s possible that Heigl was truly disqualifying herself on grounds of insufficient screen time, that’s not the interpretation of most people.

As the story spread across the Internet, she drew some “You go, girl” support from those who agree that “Grey’s” used Heigl poorly last season, while others just shook their heads. Heigl has built a reputation for outspokenness in recent years, but for some Wednesday’s remarks seemed to cross the line.

In the end, bruised egos are a way of life in Hollywood. So while others are focusing on the propriety of what Heigl said, the bigger issue going forward is how this will affect the good doctor Isobel Stevens’ relationship with her medical team. After all, Heigl is still contracted to work with these people.

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