Katherine Heigl to Remain on Grey's Anatomy (For Now)

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Rest assured, Gizzie fans. Katherine Heigl isn't going anywhere.

Despite swirling reports that the Emmy-winning actress wants to leave the cast of Grey's Anatomy to concentrate on her burgeoning movie career, a rep for Katherine tells OK! Magazine that they're nothing more than rumors.

"She is starting work next week," the rep for Heigl said. "She is returning to Grey's Anatomy and filming a movie at the same time."

Staying Put For Now

It's not like the 29-year-old newlywed could necessarily bolt Seattle Grace Hospital even if she were intent on it. Katherine Heigl still has two years left on her three-year contract and bailing could result in litigation or heavy fines.

Still, rumors have persisted that she wants out.

"If it were up to her, she would have her character killed off," a source quoted by OK! and several other tabloids stated. "She fears if she waits much longer, the moment will pass [in launching a film career]."

Early last year, Heigl dropped out of contract negotiations over a salary dispute, citing disappointment that "Touchstone doesn't value her as much as her Grey's Anatomy costars," though she eventually re-signed.

Here's hoping that Katherine Heigl and the rest of the Grey's Anatomy cast remain intact and under contract for many seasons to come.

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MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

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