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Grey's Anatomy fans were shocked when T.R. Knight made the decision to leave the cast of one of TV's biggest shows. They probably shouldn't be.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 34-year-old reveals what led him to leave Grey's Anatomy, and says it was a long time coming.

The show debuted in 2005, turning Knight into a breakout star who received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2007.

But it was an incident in late 2006 that changed everything.

Co-star Isaiah Washington referred to Knight as a "f----t" during an on-set argument with Patrick Dempsey, the media caught wind of it, Knight came out of the closet, and Washington was fired from the show the following summer.

That's the short version. T.R. reveals that he does not directly fault executive producer Shonda Rhimes for how she handled the situation, she discouraged him from coming out and a gradual communication breakdown ensued.

T.R. Knight EW Cover

Knight returned to work on Season 4, but struggled a story in which George cheated on wife Callie (Sara Ramirez) with Izzie (Katherine Heigl).

By this past season, the show's fifth, Knight's character George O’Malley all but vanished from the show. Feeling that the character had run its course, and that Rhimes would not give him straight answers, he asked to leave.

"My five-year experience proved I could not trust any answer that was given [about George]," he explains. "With respect, I'm going to leave it at that."

T.R. Knight knows he’s taking a risk walking away from a top 10 show and a $14 million contract: "From an outsider's perspective, I get the [impression that] 'Oh, he’s just a spoiled actor ... he doesn’t know how good he has it.'"

"There are a lot of people who would like to be in my position. But in the end, I need to be fulfilled in my work, and there comes a time when it’s so clear that moving on is the best decision. I have no doubt this was right."

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Ashlee Simpson (or Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, as she prefers to be called) is hard at work at her new gig on the CW’s upcoming remake of Melrose Place.

If you thought this was silly and that she probably can't act, you were so right. The network just posted a new promo (with Britney Spears' "Circus" serving as the soundtrack) for the show, which premieres Tuesday, September 8.

The show with the tagline "No apartment building has ever been so complex," stars the mother of Bronx Mowgli as Violet Foster, a small-town girl trying her luck in L.A., with her “disarming naiveté [that] masks a calculating, shrewd sex kitten within.”

Yeah. Okay. See if you can forget that it's Ashlee Simpson you're watching below and take her even a little bit seriously. What's next, a Jessica cameo?

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Kate Major, the Star magazine reporter who has seen twice with Jon Gosselin including last night in the Hamptons, claims to be dating the father of eight.

"I didn't mean for it to happen, it just did," said the 26-year-old, as quoted by Us Weekly. "I went to do a story on Jon and ended up falling for him."

Jon Gosselin and Kate Major were first spotted together Saturday at NYC restaurant Accademia di Vino, where she was "flirting shamelessly with Jon."

On Tuesday, the two dined in the Hamptons with Lindsay Lohan's father Michael Lohan (who is pals with Major, apparently). This makes perfect sense. Jon and Michael probably did some serious bonding over the exploitation of their kids.

Also on hand? Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, whom Jon Gosselin asked "for media advice," says a source of the Southampton, N.Y. dinner.

Jon Gosselin and Kate Major

Jon Gosselin has not confirmed that he and Kate Major are an item. If they are, that gives Hailey Glassman another reason to cry in her beer. Like she needs one.

Last week, Jon announced he and Hailey Glassman - the daughter of the surgeon who performed Kate Gosselin's tummy tuck - were romantically involved.

The two went on a trip to St. Tropez together and party girl Hailey took time away from taking bong hits to praise Jon to People magazine earlier this week.

Could Jon G. be two-timing the woman with whom he was two-timing his painful wife (who he is still technically married to)? Is it even a lateral move?

Either way, sounds like (Kate) Major drama! Stay tuned!

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It turns out we probably never would have even known that some sick loser had secretly taped Erin Andrews nude in her hotel room, if ESPN, the hot reporter's employer, hadn't sent a letter to an obscure website back in February.

ESPN demanded that DonChavez.com take down a fuzzy video of an unidentified blonde, which had gone largely unnoticed since it went up in February.

Maksim and Erin Andrews

Last Thursday, NSFWPOA.com, which had linked to the Erin Andrews peep hole pictures, received a letter from ESPN counsel David Pahl demanding that the "photos of a young, blonde woman" be removed. Then people put two and two together.

It didn't take long for sites to identify the blonde in the hotel pictures, and for readers to search for Erin Andrews nude in droves. Her lawyer then confirmed it.

ESPN rep Chris LaPlaca refused to admit they outed their own employee, but said "Any action we have or will undertake is in concert with Erin and her team."

Erin Andrews is one of ESPN's most popular personalities.

While the personal responsible for the hotel pictures and video (believed to be shot at two hotels) remains unknown, Andrews' attorneys are hot on their trail.

Reports from the AP also reveal that ESPN has now banned any reporters from the New York Post, who are regular guests on ESPN shows, from appearing on any of its programming, after the newspaper printed photos taken from the video.

We have not run the peephole video or photos here, but that has not stopped other organizations, such as Fox News or CBS, from showing the blurry images.

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Former singer and current train wreck Amy Winehouse appeared in front of a judge in London and showed him her pink ballet shoes in an effort to show that at a petite 5'2" she could not have possibly punched a fan accusing her of doing so.

“I’m probably 5 feet 2 inches to 3 inches tall,” she said before rearranging her 8-inch black beehive hair and adding: “But my hair does make a difference.”

In one of her most bizarre public performances to date (and that is saying something), the Grammy-winning singer insisted she had not attacked Sherene Flash right after being asked to pose for a photograph at a charity summer ball.

Instead, Amy Winehouse, 25, claimed Sherene Flash, who is 5'7" and was wearing high-heeled boots, was drunk and being rude as she towered over her.

“Miss Flash came over and put her arm around me. She lent down. She’s taller than me. I had flat shoes on,” she said. “I had shoes on like this. In fact these are the very shoes I had on that night. Look, they don’t even have a heel.”

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Amy Winehouse's tattoo of Blake Fielder-Civil's name is still visible. This is why you do not tattoo your drugged-up future ex-husband's name on your breast, kids.

The prosecution claims she acted with “deliberate and unjustifiable violence” towards Flash, a dancer who, like Winehouse, had performed at the Princes Trust charity ball in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, in Central London, last September.

Other dancers told Westminster Magistrates’ Court how Winehouse appeared to be either drunk or high on drugs during the altercation in a dressing room.

Wow, now that would have been a first.

Miss Flash said that after her performance she had been “tipsy” on champagne and had used the time to “network” or to take various celebrity photos.

This is Winehouse's first trip off the island of St. Lucia in ... well, that we can even remember. Her "vacation" has spanned late 2008 and all of this year.

Click to enlarge more Amy Winehouse pics from today:

  • She is Alive
  • Smokin' a Cigarette
  • Blake Tattoo
  • Leaving St. Lucia
  • Wino in UK

[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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A seemingly absurd rumor we reported last week that Norweigan-born Omer Bhatti, 25, is Michael Jackson’s secret son just got a little bit less absurd.

Omer Bhatti claims that Jackson fathered him after a one-night stand with his mother Pia. Yeah, right, we thought, but this has been lent credence by the revelation he sat with the family at the singer’s memorial service July 7.

Paris Jackson Birth Certificate

Here is Bhatti in the front row ...

LOVE CHILD: Is this the secret son of Michael Jackson next to the late King of Pop's son Prince and his sister Rebbie Jackson at the memorial service? It sure looks like it.

Of course, this does not prove his relationship to Jackson. But when asked about his son’s appearance at the Staples Center event, Pia's husband Riz said:

“Yeah, yeah, I know all of this because I was watching. I told my wife. Just wait until the press see this. It’s not going to be a small thing.”

Presumably Riz is cool with the fact that MJ is Omer's dad.

Omer is believed to be in L.A. waiting to take a DNA test to prove whether or not he is Jackson’s son, and is spending time at the Jackson’s family home.

Related or not, Jackson did know him in some capacity since the '90s when he lived on and off at Neverland (weird in itself) and even toured with the singer.

Some say that Jackson claimed Omer Bhatti was his son, others say he just referred to him as that (as in a term of endearment) but it's not technically true.

Click here for another picture of Omer.

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Sources within the Jackson family inner circle are reportedly saying that if Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson's mom, gets custody of his kids as per the late singer's will, Michael's big sister Rebbie Jackson will raise the children.

Maureen Reillette "Rebbie" Brown (née Jackson) is 59. She is the eldest of the nine children (Michael was the seventh) of Katherine and Joe Jackson.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband of 40 (!) years.

Rebbie has always kept a low public profile - she has even been called the "forgotten" member of Jackson family - but privately she has been deeply involved in the lives of Michael's children, Paris, Prince Michael and Blanket.

Michael Jackson's sister Rebbie in a 2003 photo.

Rebbie Jackson is currently living with Katherine at the family's Encino home and caring for the kids day-to-day. All three children are said to adore their aunt.

While the Jackson family is deeply divided on issues involving Michael's estate, there is supposedly no argument when it comes to Rebbie caring for the kids.

Whether she eventually becomes the custodial parent in name or not, she will be entrusted with the primary responsibility of raising Michael's three children.

Rebbie Jackson has three grown children, Stacee, 37, Yashi, 31, and Austin, 24. It sounds as if she might be a good person to care for Michael's kids too.

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No word on whether they were trying to set a record for most douchebags at a single dinner table, but Jon Gosselin met up with Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, in Southampton Wednesday night. Yes, we are quite serious.

With Jon were Kate Major, the celebrity gossip reporter (for Star) who he was seen having dinner with earlier this week, and Real Housewives star Jill Zarin.

Obviously.

"Jon is a friend, he's a great guy, he needed a place to get away to, and my doors were open to him and Kate Major," said Michael Lohan, who's apparently doing better after threatening to kill his fiancee and himself in May.

"Jon and Kate [Major] are good friends of mine. She's with him [at Lohan's house]. Kate's like a daughter to me. When she needs a place my doors are open."

"Jon is a really nice guy. All he does is to talk about his kids," Lohan says, adding that Kate Major "only has his best interests at heart."

Jon G.

We definitely did not see this bromance coming.

The strange foursome reportedly met the mayor of Southampton, N.Y., for dinner. Gosselin and Major have been in Southampton together for three days now.

Is there something romantic going on there?

Gosselin and Major were first spotted together at NYC eatery Accademia di Vino over this past weekend. Some say she "was flirting shamelessly with Jon" at the Italian restaurant, but they are believed to be just friends. We think.

Jon has been dating 22-year-old stoner family friend Hailey Glassman since splitting with wife Kate Gosselin earlier this year. Maybe you heard about that.

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Michael Jackson's nutritionist, Cherilyn Lee, has been subpoenaed as the police and DEA try to hunt down the singer's medical records, the AP reports.

Los Angeles County Coroner's officials paid a visit to Cherilyn Lee's Inglewood, Calif., office on Wednesday, her spokeswoman, Belinda Foster, confirms.

The news comes hours after the Drug Enforcement Administration and homicide detectives raided the office of Jackson's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray.

Authorities entered Murray's Houston office thanks to a search warrant that states the doctor is under suspicion and may be looking at manslaughter charges.

Her spokeswoman says she's cooperating fully with investigators, and a subpoena was only necessary because the records are protected by law.

Cherilyn Lee treated Jackson between January and April.

She has alleged the singer asked for Diprivan, the brand name for Propofol, a powerful anesthetic administered via IV, for help sleeping. The drug is central to the investigation of Jackson's death by cardiac arrest on June 25.

Jackson's longtime dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein (the biological father of the singer's eldest children, Prince, 12, and Paris, 11, depending on what you read), was served a subpoena by an L.A. County Coroner official on July 14.

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Bar Refaeli has replaced Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen as the new face for the young contemporary brand, Rampage. It's hard to argue with either choice.

“The Rampage line is comfortable. The cuts are very feminine," Bar said. "It fits perfectly to the curves of a woman. I have curves and I feel really good in it!”

Truly, who are we to argue with such a strong point as that.

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Bar Refaeli for Rampage. We know. You are not reading this.

Click to see many more Bar Refaeli pictures, then check out some footage of the 23-year-old Israeli supermodel posing for the apparel line below ...

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