July 20th, 2011
03:29 PM ET
Eric Dane's not a doctor - he only plays one on TV - but he does know when it's time to seek treatment.
A rep for the "Grey's Anatomy" star confirmed to CNN that he has "voluntarily checked himself into a treatment facility to help him get off pain medication that he was prescribed for a sports injury that he suffered over the recent hiatus."
Star magazine reported that the 38-year-old had checked in to a Los Angeles rehabilitation clinic for a 30-day stay, as posted on RadarOnline. According to a "friend," the actor felt he "had too much to lose," seeing that his wife Rebecca Gayheart is pregnant with their second child. The couple already has a one-year-old daughter, Billie Beatrice.
According to the site, "Grey's" resumed production on July 19, and his rep says that Dane "reports back to work this week. Business as usual."
May 17th, 2011
07:01 PM ET
Spinning off the success that has been "Modern Family," "Dancing with the Stars" and "Grey's Anatomy," ABC on Tuesday announced its slate of new primetime shows for 2011-12.
The network is hoping fantasy, superheroes and fairy tales go over big with audiences, and has cleared the slate with several cancellations to make room for their new offerings.
"The real power of ABC is our storytelling," said ABC's new entertainment president, Paul Lee, during Tuesday's upfronts presentation. "ABC always leads with emotion and with character. Our shows are smart and they have a huge amount of heart. I think our brand of uplifting entertainment could not be more relevant for this time."
April 5th, 2011
07:00 AM ET
Patrick Dempsey wants to prove he's more than Dr. McDreamy by playing Doctor Strange.
The actor, who stars as hunky brain surgeon Derek Shepherd on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy," tells the L.A. Times he's dying to play Marvel's magical neurosurgeon in either a TV series or movie.
“I've been lobbying for that,” he says of portraying the super sorcerer. “There's a whole bunch of people [among the 'Grey's' crew] who are into comics and Marvel, too, on the set and they're like, ‘Doctor Strange, that's the one you should do.' It would be fantastic. It'd be a great TV show, especially for HBO or something like that."
April 1st, 2011
12:05 PM ET
“Grey’s Anatomy” mixed its medical dramatics with singing on last night’s episode, and as with all musical episodes of TV shows, it can be a risky proposition.
Quick catch-up: Dr. Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Arizona Robbins (Jessica Capshaw) were in a car accident following Arizona’s marriage proposal, an accident made all the more horrifying by the fact that Callie’s pregnant. That trauma is how we got this singing business incorporated in the first place.
As the New York Post explains, “‘Grey's' solution for that [spontaneous singing] problem was theorizing that the brain does crazy things after an injury, so a post-crash Callie was hallucinating that everyone at Seattle Grace was bursting into song.”
Reaction to that move has been pretty mixed.
October 8th, 2010
11:30 AM ET
Cristina Yang is the woman I will never be. She’s outspoken and spunky. She loves to cut people open and relishes in their medical perils. She’s confident that she’s the best. She’s strong. Merciless. Unafraid.
At least, she was until this season.
It turns out that the most tragic death at Seattle Grace wasn't Charles or Reed (remember them?), it was Cristina’s spine.
October 4th, 2010
12:17 PM ET
If you're still missing Katherine Heigl on "Grey's Anatomy," you're not alone. The actress says that while she, too, misses her character Dr. Izzie Stevens, she doesn't plan on ever returning to the hit TV series.
"That chapter is closed, and it's sad, and it's hard," 31-year-old Heigl admitted to MTV.
Though fans might have been hoping that Izzie – who has been MIA since leaving both Seattle Grace Hospital and husband Alex in January - would pop up again to tie up loose ends, Heigl said they shouldn't hold their breath.
"I can't think of any way that she could come back gracefully that wouldn't just feel manipulative," said the star, who left the ABC show to focus on being mom to Naleigh, the daughter she adopted with singer hubby Josh Kelley. "And, it's hard, because I really wonder what she's doing and where she is and what happened, but that is over for me now."
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