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Isiah Washington in debt trouble


The former Grey’s Anatomy star is in hot water again, this time for allegedly owing $100 000  in back rent on his $3.6 million Venice, Ca home.  Already facing eviction for being 5 months in arrears, Washington claims he is planning to leave regardless of whether the papers are served or not.


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Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 at 10:10am
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Isaiah Washington Calls Grey’s “Disgusting” for Firing Brooke Smith


Former Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington — who was axed from the show in 2007 after spewing a homophobic slur at T.R. Knight — is slamming the show for firing Brooke Smith.

“I looked at a brilliant actress, whom I have adored since I first saw her in Silence of the Lambs,” he says in the Nov. 17 issue of TV Guide. “For her to be treated this way, I find very interesting.”

Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes released a statement last week insisting that “Brooke Smith was obviously not fired for playing a lesbian …. we did not find that the magic and chemistry with Brooke’s character would sustain in the long run.”

Regardless, Washington says the move was harsh.

“The fact is that, just before the holidays, you have a mother, a wonderful actress removed from a steady income without the proper reasoning behind it…” he says.

“You look at the way another consummate professional [is] being treated because her character, her story line [has] potentially made producers uncomfortable.”

He says Rhimes is getting the raw deal.

“Now that I see what they’re doing to a show that I love and I care about, I think it’s disgusting,” Washington continues. “The fact that Shonda has been put in this position is extremely unfair.

“It’s unfortunate because it was probably, at the time, the most progressive show on television,” he says. “Now I see it [being] systematically torn apart.”

How can the show be fixed?

“Bring Burke back!” Washington says.

So he would return to the show, despite all the drama? “Absolutely!”


Posted Monday, November 10th, 2008 at 1:13pm
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Isaiah hires PR Doctor!


Controversial “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington has a new man in his life.

TMZ has exclusively learned that Washington signed with PR crisis expert Howard Bragman and his company, Fifteen Minutes. Bragman started Fifteen Minutes PR in 2005 after selling powerhouse PR firm Bragman Nyman Cafarelli.

Interestingly, Bragman is openly gay and is the man responsible for the wildly successful launch of out and gay NBA center John Amaechi’s best-selling book, “Man in the Middle,” which was the subject of a homophobic slur by NBA car wash owner Tim Hardaway.

A source say that Bragman is known for, “telling it like it is,” to his clients, and that Isaiah will be no exception. Bragman’s office confirmed that Washington is on board, and in a statement to TMZ said, “Our work with Isaiah is about his future — not the past. There is an important dialogue in our society about diversity that needs to happen, and Isaiah is uniquely positioned to be the catalyst for this.”

Posted Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 at 11:11am
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Grey’s Anatomy Cast Unsure Of Isaiah Washington’s Future On The Show


Isaiah Washington’s Grey’s Anatomy castmates are keeping their distance as the disgraced actor battles his demons in rehab.

The star was a no-show at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where his castmates claimed a Best TV Ensemble, after checking into a treatment centre to address issues that reared up after he twice referred to gay co-star T.R. Knight as a “faggot”.

And while co-star Chandra Wilson offered her support to him during her Best Actress acceptance speech, other castmates weren’t quite so warm towards Washington.

Katherine Heigl, who suggested the actor shouldn’t be allowed to speak publicly after mentioning the ‘f’ word at a Golden Globe Awards backstage press conference earlier this month, was still chilly towards him.

Of his SAG Awards absence, she said, “As far as we know, he’s seeking treatment right now to help with some of his issues. We don’t know when he’ll be back, or for how long.”

After publicly apologising for his remarks, Washington checked into a residential treatment facility last week in a bid to keep his job on the medical drama, according to news reports in America.

Posted Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 at 10:10am
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