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Dr. McDreamy vs. Dr. Burke

As if Grey's Anatomy doesn't have enough drama, Patrick Dempsey and Isaiah Washington aka Dr. McDreamy and Dr. Burke added a little real-life drama to the mix this week. The two got into it on-set over filming issues. Do they really need any little PR stunts like this for ratings? Isn't the show already doing really well? Here's more:

According to The Enquirer's source, the unscripted drama played out like this:

"What are we waiting on?" said Isaiah.

"Not me," said Patrick. "I'm always ready."

"At that point," said the source, "Isaiah said something mean to T.R. Knight" (who plays mild-mannered Dr. George O'Malley).

"That's when Patrick told Isaiah, 'Pick on somebody your own size.'

"Well, that did it. Isaiah became enraged and grabbed Patrick by the throat and shoved him back a few feet.

"Dr. McDreamy [Dempsey's nickname] almost landed in McDreamland."

When Knight demanded that the pair break it up, the source says, "Isaiah called him a bitch. Isaiah stormed off to his trailer to cool off, while Patrick and T.R. stood there in disbelief.

I love that Patrick was sticking up for George but unfortunately we won't get to see any of this on Thursday's episode. To see how the rest of the drama went down, just

"The director and producers got involved, and a meeting was organized with the network execs."

Washington came back to the set, and the actors finished their scene, but feelings are still said to be raw, with neither actor offering an apology.

"Isaiah is a theater-trained actor who can't stand the whole McDreamy magazine-cover-boy furor over Patrick," says the source.

Our source denied Washington choked Dempsey, but confirmed, "Isaiah said some disgusting things. He was in Patrick's face. I think Isaiah has issues. There's an underlying jealousy. But it's not Patrick's fault. They've put a lot of pressure on him by making him the face of the show. Patrick never asked for it, but he promotes the show whole-heartedly."

Enquirer editor David Perel told us "the sourcing on this story is rock-solid."

Dempsey's spokeswoman said, "There was an argument on set. In any close-knit family, sometimes people argue. But everybody made up and went back to work."


Join The Conversation
Cheena Cheena 10 years
I don't know if to believe this one, but it is understandable that one would get a bit bent out of shape with the pressures of a hit TV show and the media focusing on a face rather than the acting... Who knows, i have always been partial to Patrick simply because I grew up with him (movies and such) and it seems possible that he did react in a surprised way and would defend another person and because he was asked to be the face of Grey's, well he is glad to do it. Many Many handsome men on the show thought, each in their own right has something to offer. At least they weren't acting like throwing power trips and refusing to work with one another... That shows a bit of professionalism...
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 10 years
haze1nut haze1nut 10 years
NOooooooooooooooooooooo not preston burke!! but he washington could be jealous because he had originally asked for the Mcdreamy role but it was turned over to Dempsey. but noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo PREESTON!!
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 10 years
jaxon jaxon 10 years
Oh yeah cause I'll believe anything the Enquirer prints they're my next source after CNN. Now please excuse me my 150lbs alien baby is crying for me
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 10 years
i dont buy this one bit
honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
This is a dumb story! Figures the Enquirer's behind it. Cheezy tabloid.
yayita yayita 10 years
hahaha theres a hot cucumber in here MaddoxCumber
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 10 years
Sica Sica 10 years
Hahahhaha. ____________________________________ "Cucumber is soft and sweet"
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 10 years
read the people is more believable!
sashak sashak 10 years
its also on the people site...
ambitious ambitious 10 years
Well, people confirmed through Washington that they had a disagreement and all families go through it and now they are all good. Enquirer is not a good source
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 10 years
This is PARTLY true. They got into a heated argument. Not fight Issah confirmed today.
Mrs-Lachey Mrs-Lachey 10 years
i dont believe it!!!!! noo!!!! : (
AlisunMarCo AlisunMarCo 10 years
Call me CRAZY but the Enquirer is not really a "source" I'd choose to believe. I am sure this probably never happened or something to a smaller degree and it got blown out of proportion.
sashak sashak 10 years
eh, i know how rabid most of America is over Grey's, but I just don't care...I have watched some episodes, but I'm just not fellin it. I do love Sandra Oh, though (ooo it rhymes!))
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
That would explain why Burke wasn't at the charity event we saw yesterday...
LizaToad LizaToad 10 years
i don't believe this story! i choose not to believe this story!
sheetal215 sheetal215 10 years
Thats just stupid!
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