Ausiello Report, which first reported the firing on Thursday afternoon, has all of the details - and
144 comments at last count! - so check out the story
there. But in a nutshell? ABC isn't picking up the actor's option for next season, and Isaiah is a William Holden fan.
UPDATE: Ausiello got some rather illuminating details from Isaiah's rep.
Check it out.
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At the risk of being late for my Hostel II screening, I have prepared for you this retrospective:
One Isaiah Washington and one Patrick Dempsey have a to-do over something or another on the Grey's set (10/11/06)
Chandra addresses recast talk (10/25/06)
Ellen Pompeo says things have "calmed down" backstage (12/29/06)
T.R. says Isaiah lied with Globes denial (1/17/06)
ABC calls Isaiah's behavior "unacceptable" (1/18/07)
Isaiah speaks: "I can neither defend nor explain my behavior" (1/18/07)
GLAAD slams Isaiah (1/18/07)
Heigl says Isaiah needs to just "not speak" (1/19/07)
Isaiah axes publicist (1/20/07)
Isaiah enters counseling (1/25/07)
Former cast mate calls Isaiah a "hothead," not a homophobe (1/29/07)
Gay slur may cost Isaiah a pay raise (3/6/07)
Isaiah withdraws name from Emmy race (4/19/07)
GLAAD books Isaiah for pro-gay PSA (5/3/07)
T.R. enters his "blue" period (5/18/07)
Isaiah's rep insists he's coming back (5/19/07)
Ausiello is first with the firing news (6/7/07, 9:51 pm/ET)
UPDATE: Isaiah really is angry, his rep details for Ausiello (6/8/07)