Celebrawl: Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down!

When your work life is public, especially if you’re a celebrity, keeping your mouth shut might be the best school of thought to follow.  I ran across an article recently that had me wondering if there ever is a good time to discuss the dramas that play out at work.  I was shocked to read Ellen Pompeo discussing the two most talked about exits from Grey’s Anatomy: Katherine Heigl & Isaiah Washington.

Maybe Ellen Pompeo felt that there was a statute of limitations on airing your work-related dirty laundry when she was talking to the New York Post or maybe she was just trying to please Don Henley.   (Since the article ran she has said that she thought the interview was off the record.)

On Heigel she said, “When Katie left, it was tough,” she says. “You could understand why she wanted to go — when you’re offered $12 million a movie and you’re only 26. But Katie’s problem is that she should not have renewed her contract. She re-upped, took a big raise and then tried to get off the show. And then her movie career did not take off.”

Where Isaiah Washington was considered, she painted the scene with the most complementary colors she could find.  “You know they wanted Isaiah Washington to be my boyfriend.  Shonda really wanted to put a black man in the mix. I didn’t think they were really going to put an interracial couple on the show and I didn’t want him. It was too close to home.  (Pompeo is married to Chris Ivery, an African-American music producer.)  I said I wanted that Dempsey kid. I think that once Isaiah did not get the role it backfired.”

Celebrity gossip among celebrities only feeds the beast and while her comments referring to Isaiah Washington seem innocent, her comments on Katherine Heigl’s career comes off just a bit catty.

What do you think, is it ever appropriate to discuss work drama with people outside of your office?

#amibeingcatty  #giveusdirtylaundry

One response to “Celebrawl: Kick ’em when they’re up, kick ’em when they’re down!

  1. thinks most drama would be better served by a zipped Lip.

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