Are things falling apart on the set of Grey's Anatomy?
That remains to be seen, but we can say for a fact that American Idol isn't the only hit show mired in controversy right now. While the furor over Isaiah Washington's gay slur in reference to co-star T.R. Knight has mostly blown over, the New York Post reports that he's in the middle of contract negotiations and getting the shaft.
In a manner of speaking, of course. This isn't an Antonella Barba story.
Of course, there's a pretty good reason Washington (pictured) is getting screwed. With all the cast in contract negotiations, Washington's gay-hating tirades and hot-headed antics are giving more than people like Rosie O'Donnell stuff to complain about - they're giving ABC reason to keep from paying him more.
"Isaiah knows it is his fault he may not get the fat raise he was going to get ... this is going to cost him millions," a source dished.
Washington's rep declined to fan the flames on this one, stating "We are going to do our business in private, not in the press."
THG NOTE: You see, Britney Spears? You don't have to attack photographers. You can simply stop giving them as many reasons to follow you around and harass you.
Also last week, Grey's co-star Katherine Heigl was incensed when details of her contract negotiations were released to the media.
The blonde beauty was apparently angling for a raise, and didn't want that fact getting out. It did. She was pissed.
We can only hope that everyone involved patches things up and gets down to the business at hand. If only they could all be as respectful, humble and McDreamy as Patrick Dempsey.