Uh-oh! Could we have blood on our cyber-hands soon, Derbyites? Marc Malkin of E! Online reports: "Latest buzz hissing from the set of the ABC hit is that creator Shonda Rhimes may be entertaining the idea of killing off Katherine Heigl's Dr. Isobel 'Izzie' Stevens because of the now infamous remarks Heigl made about the upcoming Emmys.
"'It's not good there,' a source tells me of the 'Grey's Anatomy' set. Shonda is pissed. They're thinking of killing her off. They want Izzie dead.'" READ MORE
However, a network source tells the L.A. Times: that rumor isn't true. Heigl is under contract and will be back next season. When we contacted Heigl's rep for input, she said, "No comment."
The nasty battle over Katherine Heigl going AWOL from the Emmys started right here at this blog when I posted links to the lists that the TV academy members used while voting. One of our forum posters named KellyClarksonFan just happened to notice that last year's winner Katherine Heigl of "Grey's Anatomy" was missing from the eligibility list. When I asked Katherine Heigl's rep for comment, we got a wallop of a response!
Instead of giving us one of those namby-pamby replies, Heigl said, "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. In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials."
Furious, "a key show insider" told EW.com: "The show bent over backwards to accommodate her film schedule, and then she criticizes the show for lack of material? It's an ungrateful slap in the face to the very writers responsible for her Emmy win in the first place."