Archive for January 19th, 2009
Why Melissa George Decided to Leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
Another reason is thrown out, allegedly the truth, on why Dr. Sadie is short-lived in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.
Back in the middle of this month, Melissa George confirmed that she is leaving “Grey’s Anatomy” and that she was bound to her last day of work that week. What she didn’t go on details was her reason for the exit that she simply ruled as doing “something else”. A scoop from Star Magazine revealed that she is actually clashing with one of the people behind the show.
Playing a bisexual character, she was supposed to have a “full-blown love affair” with Sara Ramirez‘s character, Callie, but the story line reportedly has been cut off and she blames it on the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes. “So many pages were being cut from my character every week,” Melissa allegedly told a friend. “I was supposed to have a full-blown love affair with Callie, but Shonda said the network was making too many notes on the storyline.”
“At first she commiserated with me, but then when I’d complain, she wouldn’t even talk about it. My agents calls went unanswered, and I wasn’t just going to sit there. Shonda promised me something and she didn’t deliver. That’s when I decided it’s time to go.”
On her opinion about Rhimes, Melissa reportedly said that she is “a nightmare. She’s really lovely – until she wants to punish you.”
“Grey’s Anatomy” will return Thursday, January 22 on ABC. — Ace Showbiz
Not much Rufus Humphrey in the beginning of ‘Gossip Girl’ spin-off, writer revealed.
More are peeled on the spin-off of “Gossip Girl” which is baking in the oven. After the announcement of Lily van der Woodsen being the center of the story, questions are bubbling out on how the other characters will appeal to the show and whether any one has been cast yet.
Providing the answers is writer Josh Schwartz who emphasized that none of the roles in the story has been filled. He also revealed that the stage of the production is young, saying “I’m writing it right now with Stephanie [Savage] as we speak. We’re being very, very careful that nothing we do will feel like we are biting off from the Gossip Girl original.”
On the question whether Rufus Humphrey will play a major part in the spin-off, Schwartz told E!, “Not at first. He’s not one of our characters. Maybe at some point, if the show is lucky enough to run for several seasons, it will come up, but it’s just really about Lily and her sister Carol, Serena’s Aunt Carol, who’s sort of this free spirit, a wannabe actress who’s living in this house in the valley.”
He continued, “Her experience on the other side as someone without money going to public school, having to make a whole new group of friends, being cast out from the world that she knew.”
A back door pilot will be featured in the form of flashbacks in a “Gossip Girl” episode which will air May 11. — Ace Showbiz