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Grey's Update: Isaiah Fires Publicist!

In the first clear sign that Isaiah Washington hasn't gone completely bonkers, sources confirm that the embattled, F-bomb-droppin' Grey's Anatomy doc has fired his longtime publicist and retained 42 West's Allan Mayer and Kelly Mullens, both of whom have a background in crisis situations. (Mayer has reportedly handled such scandal-prone celebs as R Kelly, Tommy Lee and Paula Poundstone.) Meanwhile, Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes is facing increasing pressure to publicly denounce Washington's behavior. She's slated to attend tonight's Producers Guild Awards, but a source close to the show says it's doubtful she'll be doing any press. Finally, insiders say ABC has yet to decide what form Washington's punishment will take, but a source says everything is being "considered and weighed" — including him being fired.Now, in totally unrelated news, thanks for all the congratulatory e-mails regarding Keri's pregnancy. We're putting the finishing touches on our official statement, but it g...

Michael Ausiello

In the first clear sign that Isaiah Washington hasn't gone completely bonkers, sources confirm that the embattled, F-bomb-droppin' Grey's Anatomy doc has fired his longtime publicist and retained 42 West's Allan Mayer and Kelly Mullens, both of whom have a background in crisis situations. (Mayer has reportedly handled such scandal-prone celebs as R Kelly, Tommy Lee and Paula Poundstone.)
Meanwhile, Grey's creator Shonda Rhimes is facing increasing pressure to publicly denounce Washington's behavior. She's slated to attend tonight's Producers Guild Awards, but a source close to the show says it's doubtful she'll be doing any press.
Finally, insiders say ABC has yet to decide what form Washington's punishment will take, but a source says everything is being "considered and weighed" - including him being fired.
Now, in totally unrelated news, thanks for all the congratulatory e-mails regarding Keri's pregnancy. We're putting the finishing touches on our official statement, but it goes without saying that we're both over the moon. Registry info is also forthcoming....