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She's got a lotta, lotta nerve coming here when she's still with him and he can't love her — it isn't fair.Breaking news, Grey’s Anatomy fans. It’s no secret that Katherine Heigl’s been angling to leave the show for a long time now, doing everything in her power to wriggle out of her long-term contract early in order to focus on her new adopted daughter and blossoming movie career. The only question has been if and when she’ll get what she wants.

EW.com’s Ausiello had the answer today.
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I grew up on the romantic comedies of Rock Hudson and Doris Day, a parade of films showcasing the battle of the sexes through coy innuendo. The story was always the same: a prudish careerwoman, prim and a little naive, faces competition from a smooth-talking, cynical neanderthal of a man. Dancing somewhere between disgust and desire, they tip the scales toward love. If the movies took a slight turn toward the misogynistic, I could always remind myself they were reminiscent of an earlier age. After all, we’ve come such a long way since then.

Enter Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl.

The only thing pretty about The Ugly Truth.

The only thing pretty about The Ugly Truth.

Their recent film The Ugly Truth has been touted repeatedly as the successor to these classics and there’s no doubt that it follows the same storyline. In so doing, it acts as an unfortunate reminder that, not only have we not come very far at all, but women aren’t the only ones who suffer from such a shallow showcasing of stereotypes.

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As Katherine Heigl does the press conference rag, trumpeting her pleasure at being back on set while Grey’s Anatomy begins filming season six, I can’t help feeling there’s something wrong with this picture.

Does anyone else remember when Grey’s was good? There was a time the patients were more than tools used to prop up a mirror in which Derek Shepherd could see himself and “learn a lesson” (not that he ever seems to learn anything). Izzie wasn’t psycho, Cristina’s emotions were a mere flicker of a change in Sandra Oh’s expression, Alex didn’t cry like he’s the lost Winchester brother.

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