When Katherine Heigl, the cauterized scab stuck to humanity’s tonsils, publicly shit on the Grey’s Anatomy writing team by saying that she wasn’t going to submit herself for an Emmy nomination due to the writing of her character being pure crap, the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes held back a little and didn’t go all the way in. But now that Shonda is one of the most powerful people in television, she is no longer keeping her tongue from hurling out solid disses at Heeeeeeeeeigl.
In 2012, Shonda told Oprah that Katherine’s comments to the press stung her, but she wasn’t surprised (read: bitches be bitching). In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shonda doesn’t hold back at all and lets a trick know that the bridge wasn’t just burned. The bridge was blown to pieces and there’s not a ladder long enough to connect their sides again. Not even Shelley Long’s Outrageous Fortune character can leap across.
Shonda probably isn’t going to direct anal porn anytime soon, because she doesn’t want to work with gaping assholes.
Although her perfectionist tendencies coupled with Scandal’s breakneck story pace can wreak havoc on deadlines — “We’re always behind,” she admits — the operation runs smoothly and the cast is tight-knit. “There are no Heigls in this situation,” she says, choosing her words carefully. She adds later of her “no assholes” policy: “I don’t put up with bullshit or nasty people. I don’t have time for it.”
Shonda has a “no asshole” policy yet she brought Isaiah Washington back to Grey’s Anatomy. Okay….
I never got into Grey’s Anatomy and I don’t watch Scandal even though every time I talk to my mom, she says, “You don’t watch Scandal. We have nothing to talk about.” I did watch the first episode of How I Met Your Murderer, because the preview of Viola Davis dramatically saying in a Maya Angelou-like tone, “HOW TO. GET AWAY WITH. MUUUUUUUUUURRRDER,” sold me. Anyway, I haven’t really gotten into Shonda’s shows, but I am totally getting into her calling Katherine Heigl out by name. She’s saying, “I’m not scared of calling you out by name, because I AM SHONDA RHIMES!”
The rest of THR’s article goes on to talk about how earlier this year, Shonda held meetings with other networks and ABC got scared of losing their golden child so they gave her a bunch of money in exchange for a four-year deal. So since Shonda currently owns ABC on Thursday nights, I guess the only way Heigl will ever be on ABC on a Thursday night is if her ZzzQuil commercial airs right before the 11 o’clock news.