Just weeks after “Grey’s Anatomy” returned with new episodes, sources are saying Katherine Heigl is itching to hang up her scrubs. “She's working really long hours and is ready to move on,” a source close to the actress told Us Weekly.
Fifteen months ago, Heigl renegotiated her “Grey’s” contract. The net result from that: Because the negotiations went public and she got the raise she wanted from the show, Heigl proved she wasn't about to become an of-the-moment primetime star. Additionally, Heigl has had tremendous big-screen success with her leading roles in “Knocked Up” and “27 Dresses.”
“She’s a smart one. She saw what can happen with someone like Jennifer Aniston, who was crazy successful on TV, but can’t seem to carry a film, and she tested the waters early,” said a movie industry source.
Even so, Heigl might be locked into “Grey’s” a bit longer. "I don't think she'll be able to get out of it,” the US source said of Heigl’s contract.
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‘Sex and the City’ star Jason Lewis talks romance
Jason Lewis, aka Smith Jerrod from “Sex and the City,” doesn’t stray far from his onscreen persona when it comes to the more amorous parts of his personality.
Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings Lewis told Elle magazine that like his “SATC” character, he once had a fling with an older woman. “When I was living in France, I had a couple-month affair with a woman who was around 50. I never let her see where I lived, because I was a little scared of her. We’d meet in the city and she’d take me out to her chateau, have this great dinner, make love. In the morning, I’d ride her horse while she cooked me breakfast. Then she’d drop me off in Paris,” Lewis told Elle.
Lewis said connects to the “SATC” idea that you sometimes have to overlook some flaws in relationships. “I was with a particularly malodorous girl once — beautiful but really stinky,” he told the magazine. “ She had every body odor. I remember thinking, ‘Your arms stink. Your breath stinks. Oh, God, even your hair stinks.’ I had no idea what to do. I remember asking a female friend, ‘What do I do? Slip her acidophilus when I cook for her?’”
Hannah Montana ratings drop
Slideshow: Miley Cyrus It’s possible that Miley Cyrus’ sultry Vanity Fair photo shoot might have had an impact on her show’s ratings. The May 4 episode of “Hannah Montana” saw a ratings drop of 24 percent over the previous new episode of the show, nearly two months earlier, according to Neilson.
Don’t expect the drop to be permanent, though, or really directly proportional to the pics. Overall ratings for the show have been in decline, and plans for a new record release this summer should give the show a boost.
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“The Hills” has been renewed for a fourth season. A show insider tells Us that that it will be “about what they ended up doing this summer,” and that “Lauren and Whitney will still be working at People’s Revolution.” ... Kate Walsh is kicking of the U.S. leg of her tour May 12, in Portland, Ore. Her tour runs through early June. ... Oprah Winfrey’s go-to physician, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is being honored at the 2008 Urban Tech gala in NYC on June 4. Broadway producer Stephen C. Byrd will also be honored.
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