Bye Bye Burke

Variety reports that Isaiah Washington, who played Dr. Preston Burke on "Grey's Anatomy" has been released from his contract for the show.

Washington, as you may recall, made a few homophobic comments towards previously in-the-closet co-star T.R. Knight during filming of the show, which ended in Washington "allegedly" throttling Patric Dempsy in an on-set scuffle. Washington then created publicity suicide by mentioning the whole ordeal along with his verbatim comments at the golden globes last year.

It was only a matter of time before ABC said enough is enough and cut the offending cast member like a cancerous tumor imbedded in the ass of television.

Washington responded to the firing through his publicist, Howard Bragman, by stating "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."

Very original, Isaiah, but had you figured out something more creative to say other than channeling Howard Beale, perhaps you could have saved your career.

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