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Are You Over "Grey's Anatomy"?

Posted By Entertainment on Apr 9, 2007 at 9:30AM

"Grey's Anatomy" returns with new episodes on April 19, but after Meredith's brush with death and George and Izzie's hookup, many die-hard fans, including myself, are starting to lose patience with the show. How are you feeling about "Grey's"?

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Update: Yet More about "Grey's" Junior

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 29, 2007 at 12:12PM

My hopes that the "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff is actually an elaborate hoax just took another hit, because apparently the project now has a working title: "Private Practice." [Insert groan here.] Executives used the tentative name during a program development meeting last week, when they brought in the spinoff's cast to talk to media buyers. They also revealed when the two-hour episode I like to think of as "A Very Special 'Grey's'" will air: May 10.

Update: The Los Angeles Times has even more details about the spinoff. According to their story:

Following her recent disastrous romantic misfortunes, Addison (Kate Walsh) travels to Santa Monica to seek advice from her old medical school pals, Naomi (Merrin Dungey) and Jackson (Taye Diggs) whom she believes have it all: a beautiful teenage daughter, a great marriage and a highly successful health cooperative.

Addison quickly learns that Jackson, also a successful TV health guru, has divorced Naomi. During the visit, Addison also meets the rest of the gang at the cooperative: a widowed alternative medicine doctor, a self-doubting therapist, and a male gynecologist who knows little about women, and realizes she is on familiar ground.

So, to recap what else we (might) know about the (possible) spinoff:

Given the quality of regular "Grey's" recently, does anyone else think Shonda & co. might have enough on their plates with just one show?

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Behind the Scenes with "Grey's Anatomy"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 27, 2007 at 5:00AM

Thanks to Defamer for pointing me to the "Grey's Anatomy" gag reel, a set of three behind-the-scenes videos that have mysteriously appeared on YouTube. The videos are heavy on the inside jokes, with writers and backstage staff reenacting some classic "Grey's" scenes and generally poking fun at themselves. Unfortunately, parts 1 and 2 appear to have been taken down, so if you got to watch Katherine Heigl's fake on-set freakout, consider yourself lucky.

Meanwhile, if you hurry, you can still watch part 3, which includes a montage of drinking scenes (hint: there are a lot) and some writers' room antics with a cardboard cutout of Patrick Dempsey. To watch the clip,

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"The OC" and "Grey's" Music Guru Gets Her Own Label

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 26, 2007 at 12:52PM

Alexandra Patsavas is known for getting songs by little-known indie acts — including Death Cab For Cutie and Imogen Heap — onto very well known TV shows like "The OC" and "Grey's Anatomy." Now, the music supervisor behind so many influential TV soundtracks is forming her own record label.

As reported today by Reuters, Patsavas just signed a deal with Atlantic Records to launch a new imprint called Chop Shop Records, sharing a name with her music-supervision business. The Pasadena-based label hasn't signed any artists yet, but Patsavas is most likely to scout the same types of indie-rock acts she's been breaking on TV. For the details,

According to the Reuters story:

Many basic details of the venture are still being sketched out. Patsavas says she will look to hire a label manager as well as handful of additional talent scouts and assistants to supplement the efforts of her existing Chop Shop music supervision team of three coordinators. But this much is known: It will be headquartered in South Pasadena, Calif., and is expected to handle as many as three acts at the outset.

I'll be interested to see how this all shakes out. I appreciate the fact that "OC" fans now know who the Walkmen are, and Patsavas can probably come up with some more innovative ways to promote up-and-coming bands. But giving mainstream exposure to bands on independent labels is quite different from discovering unsigned gems, so I'm curious to see how Patavas's skills transfer.


"Grey's Anatomy" Recap: Episode 19, "My Favorite Mistake"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 23, 2007 at 10:58AM

Would these last couple of episodes of "Grey's Anatomy" have annoyed me so much if the ferry boat crash had never happened? On the one hand, I — like a lot of you — think George and Izzie sleeping together would have seemed lazy no matter what. On the other hand, the little things about this show that I used to shrug off now bother me in a much bigger way, and I can't blame that on anything but Meredith's "death."

The overbearing metaphors in the medical cases really bugged me on Thursday — seriously, a dollhouse? — but I didn't hate everything about "My Favorite Mistake." For one thing, at least someone is dealing with the fact that Meredith almost died. For another, I loved seeing how completely ruthless Mark can be. To talk about the episode, spoilers and all,

The episode picks up just seconds after last week's ending, with Izzie naked in bed. She slips away to the kitchen, where Meredith and Cristina joke about her and George "going at it" last night — but of course they're just talking about the drinking, not the sexing. George, meanwhile, remembers nothing. He has enough troubles, though, as he has to drag his hungover, pukey self to lunch with Callie's dad.

It's a big day in the race for chief, with the candidates scheduled to make a presentation to the board. Marlow shows up with a 10-year plan for Seattle Grace, which sends the other attendings into a tizzy. Mark decides to make his impression by giving Jane Doe her new face, and he offers Meredith a chance at a tricky part of the procedure. Derek thinks Mark is using Meredith: If it goes well, Meredith will remind Richard of Ellis; if it doesn’t, Mark can step in and be a hero.

Callie, George and Izzie — of course — work with a patient who has a rare disease that turns her into a human statue. She's presided over by an incredibly overprotective daughter who is hard at work on an elaborate dollhouse, just in case we couldn’t figure out that she’s a control freak. Cristina, meanwhile, treats a diabetic man whose foot needs to be amputated — the foot, naturally, being a metaphor for Burke.

Derek asks her how bad the pain is today. It was a little moment, but I liked it, because it showed that Meredith is actually in some degree of pain, even though it still seems to be all about her mom's death and not her own. Izzie, meanwhile, confesses to Addison that she had sex with the wrong person, though at the time it felt like something good was falling into place. Addison: "What am I, the go-to person for adultery?" Addison tells her she has to stop.

Mark tries to solicit ideas for improving Seattle Grace, and Bailey snaps that she doesn't have a 10-year plan for the hospital, she has a right-now plan for the guy who's losing his foot. Alex sweetly helps Jane Doe pick her new face. And George's memory returns smack in the middle of lunch, and he storms out, saying he can't take any of their family's money.

George races back to the hospital and pulls Izzie into a linen closet, where it seems like they're either going to kiss or scream, but instead they're just silent and awkward. Callie's dad, meanwhile, interprets George's outburst as standing up to him and welcomes George to the family. Callie then apologizes to George for their fight and says she wants to take back about 90 percent of the previous night. George: "Me, too."

Derek frets to Richard about Meredith, saying that he often thinks about the way she gave up in the water and sometimes listens to her breathe just to make sure she's not stopping. Meredith pulls off her procedure, but the statue woman isn’t so lucky, and she dies as her daughter drops a piece of the dollhouse and watches it shatter on the floor. Oh, please.

George, meanwhile, tells Izzie that what happened between them has to be their secret. Mark impresses the board with his "right now" plan for Seattle Grace. Cristina tells Burke she’ll get married, but only if it's a small wedding. Meredith tells Derek that she let Mark use her, but it's exactly what dead mommy would have wanted. And Izzie and George attempt to pretend like nothing ever happened, with George lying next to Callie (obviously wanting to disappear) and Izzie balling up the sheets from their bed of sin.

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George and Izzie: Meant to Be, or Terrible Idea?

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 22, 2007 at 5:45AM

Now that we've had a week to ponder the George/Izzie drunken hookup on "Grey's Anatomy," how are you feeling about this potential couple?

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TV Tonight: "Grey's Anatomy"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 22, 2007 at 5:30AM

ABC initially planned to take a week off between new episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," but I'm glad those plans changed: I'm not sure I could handle waiting around to see the aftermath of the George and Izzie hookup. Now, I know I said last week that I was glad to see "Grey's" return to being more light-hearted, but the preview for tonight's episode seems a little too "wow, infidelity's hilarious!" for my taste. Still, my faith in the show hasn't been completely destroyed ... yet. To see the promo,

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Katherine Heigl to Wear 27 Dresses

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 19, 2007 at 3:32PM

As everyone gears up for wedding season, Katherine Heigl is preparing to sigh "Always a bridesmaid, never a bride," for her next film project, 27 Dresses. The movie will be Anne Fletcher's second directorial venture after Step Up, and the screenplay comes from The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. According to Variety:

Heigl will play a single woman who has served as a bridesmaid 27 times. She is enlisted once again for the job, and this time it's particularly painful: Her sister is marrying the man the bridesmaid is madly in love with.

Huh. Well, so far, the movie sounds like a silly, campy, girly flick, and I'm sure Heigl will do well with it. Apparently, the actress has been courted for more roles ever since she signed on to do Knocked Up with 40-Year-Old Virgin writer/producer Judd Apatow. If the early buzz is any indication, Heigl is likely to have even more offers after Knocked Up comes out. To find out why,

Despite its release date being more than two months away, Knocked Up is already garnering critical praise after screening at the SXSW Film Festival. The trailer looks pretty average, but these super early reviews make the movie sound like this year's 40-Year-Old Virgin, and the presence of Virgin star Rogen can't hurt. To see for yourselves, watch the trailer below and tell me what you think.


"Grey's Anatomy" Recap: Episode 18, "Scars and Souvenirs"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 16, 2007 at 11:06AM

Well, everything appears to be back to normal on "Grey's Anatomy" after that whole ferry boat incident. It's almost like Meredith didn't even "die"! With all of the regulars still living and breathing, it's time for them to refocus on what really matters: doomed relationships, drinking, and inappropriate sex.

I was glad to see my lighter-hearted "Grey's" back, but it seemed like things went back to pre-sweeps days a little too fast. It's a little like the whole clinic-opening-in-eight-days debacle — can't we all just have a moment to talk about how Meredith almost died? All of this is really just a way of stalling so I don't spoil the big, humongous, scream-at-your-TV moment that came at the end, though, so if you want to talk about that,

OK, guys: George and Izzie. I hate to invoke the signature "Grey's" phrase so early in the recap, but: seriously? I've always thought all the sweetness of their relationship came from them being friends without sexual tension, and to have them sleep together kind of kills that for me. On the other hand, if the writers were going to take that direction, I'm glad they went the drunken sex route rather than the "I've always had feelings for you" path. Also, if I'm not mistaken, this makes George — George! — the character who has slept with the most others (Meredith, Callie, Izzie). Even Mark Sloane isn't reaching those levels.

Meredith — who, yes, is back at work already — decides to use her mom’s death and her own "near-death whatever" to try to be nicer. "People are what matters," she deadpans to Izzie after Izzie yells at her for letting Alex move in. "Paint with all the colors of the wind." The kinder, gentler Meredith even agrees to have dinner with Thatcher and his wife, despite the fact that she ducks into a broom closet to avoid them.

Cristina has her own reason to hide: Colin Marlowe, her former professor-slash-boyfriend, who arrives at Seattle Grace as a candidate for chief. Burke gets suspicious that Cristina is just jumping from one powerful heart surgeon love interest to another, especially when he finds out Cristina and Marlowe were together for three years, until one day Cristina just decided it was over. Burke tells Cristina that if she’s just marrying him to placate him, he wants no part of it, and in the end, Cristina seems to sincerely wonder whether she’s screwing up her engagement on purpose.

But their troubles seem small compared to George and Callie. George finally gets around to asking Callie how she can afford for them to stay in the hotel, and Callie admits gets boatloads of money from her parents. George yells at her for making him pay his share when she's practically an heiress; Callie says this must be about Izzie, who clearly has feelings for George. It’s pretty much every argument they’ve ever had wrapped up into one, and it ends with George getting kicked out of the hotel room.

Izzie is assigned to a patient who has a bullet stuck in his shoulder from being shot by his own men during war, and he's devastated that when the bullet finally comes out, it's too worn down to prove it. Izzie tells him there's something to be said for letting go, and of course she's talking about Denny. Meanwhile, all of the other attendings continue to bicker like children in the race for chief. The surgery plotlines seemed to be lessons about pushing people too hard: Alex recommends that Jane Doe have a surgery that nearly kills her baby, and Derek almost loses an old friend when he attempts a radical procedure.

Meredith's dinner goes fine until Thatcher confuses a childhood picture of her with one of his other daughter. Luckily, the power goes out, allowing Thatcher to escape to the basement while Meredith and Susan bond. Thatcher and Meredith eventually have a tender moment, when he fixes the porch swing that hasn't worked since Meredith was a kid.

George comes to Izzie with liquor and a request that she get over her problems with George's marriage, because George is having problems with his marriage and he needs Izzie to fix them. They get drunk, and George confesses that Callie thinks Izzie has feelings for George! How crazy is that! Cue sex eyes. The last thing we see is Izzie waking up in bed, naked (she checks under the covers to be sure, hilariously), with George next to her. Uh-oh.

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New Details About "Grey's" Junior!

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 14, 2007 at 2:24PM

One of TV Guide scoop king Michael Ausiello's friends-in-high-places has nabbed a copy of the script for the potential "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff. And it answers the question of where Addison's going: not back to New York, but to Los Angeles!

His sources also spill a few details from the script:

  • Plastic surgery, psychiatry, and neonatology — three great tastes that taste great together? — all play prominent roles.
  • One scene from the pilot involves "a pampered Beverly Hills princess contemplating a chemical peel with her hot plastic surgeon."

So, who's the hot plastic surgeon — Taye Diggs or Tim Daly?

Honestly, I'm waiting for the day when they're going to announce this whole spinoff thing has just been a big joke. Given that "Nip/Tuck" is also heading to LA, I have to assume the next announcement will involve a collaboration between Addison and Dr. Christian Troy.

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