It’s official, Izzie’s leaving Seattle Grace Mercy West! Katherine Heigl confirms with Entertainment Weekly that she is leaving the popular TV drama Grey’s Anatomy. The 31-year-old actress reveals that it was family issues, not her busy film career, that prompted her to ask to be let out of her contract 18 months early.
On leaving the show: “I am done. We just finalized our agreement. Everyone had been working really hard to find an amicable and gracious way of letting go and moving on. It’s sad but it’s what I wanted.”
On choosing family over Grey’s: “I started a family and it changed everything for me,” says Katherine, who took a 3-month leave from Grey’s this season to bond with her newly-adopted daughter, Naleigh. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”
On Izzie’s last appearance being weeks ago (January 21): “I know I’m disappointing the fans. I just had to make a choice. I hope I made the right one.”
In response, ABC Studios issued the following statement: “By mutual agreement, Katherine Heigl has ended her successful run as Dr. Isobel Stevens. The studio wishes her well. Everyone at Grey’s Anatomy is now focused on delivering a shocking season finale and a great show for seasons to come.”
Will you still watch Grey’s without Izzy?
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Catch up on the latest tweets from your favorite celebrity mamas and papas!
@NatalieGrant – I was gone for 1 day? How did they grow up so fast. Next they’re going to b asking 4 the keys 2 the car..
@petewentz – This lady in starbucks is fake texting and taking a picture of me. I wish shed just ask cos I think she’s getting only pants and shoes.
@ShannonMiller32 – Beautiful day in jax, out for a walk in the park w Rocco. Soon he’ll be old enough for the jogging stroller
@michellebranch – You know what sucks? 5 a.m. not asleep. Was it coffee at dinner perhaps? Or maybe my body is on west coast time? Maybe cause I missed Lost?
@sarajcox – Once again I’ve been up all night with my boobs out woooohoooo. At one point there were 4 of us in bed. It’s sounds like an aerosmith biog.
@candacecbure – Meeting my hubby for a lunch date. Sushi. And I’m having an “I feel cute” day 🙂 Whoo Hoo!
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Hank Baskett and son Hank Jr, 3 months, were cheering mom Kendra Wilkinson on from the sidelines as she took part in a Hollywood United soccer match in Los Angeles, California yesterday (March 23). Decked out in pink and purple sweats, the former Playboy star reportedly showed off some impressive skills on the pitch.
Kendra has been open about her struggle to lose the baby weight since Hank’s birth in December, recently telling US:
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Having a different body was such a culture shock. I’m so used to being hot and fit. I love my legs, and I love my butt, but everything else I hate.”
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There’s a new baby in Beyonce‘s life!
The 28-year-old songstress is not a mother yet, but she has officially become a big sister again. A DNA test has confirmed that Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, is the father of Alexsandra Wright’s new baby boy Nixon, TMZ reports.
Last month, we reported that Mathew denied the paternity claims. His rep said, “We are not aware of the birth of a child. Mr. Knowles has never had a DNA test. These rumors are untrue.”
Wright claims she had an 18-month affair with Knowles.
Beyonce’s mother Tina Knowles filed for divorce from the pop diva’s father in December of last year.
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