Also, a 'Smallville' star flies to 'Chuck,' U2 rocks on 'SNL' and Katherine Heigl takes an 'Anatomy' break
Next gallery »HitFix's Top Ten Video Games of 2009
« Previous galleryGeorge Clooney, Megan Fox and more to head to Toronto
Katherine Heigl will take a 'Grey's Anatomy' hiatus
Top-rated TV show or Josh Duhamel movie? Josh Duhamel movie or top-rated TV Show? Life's choices are so difficult if you're Katherine Heigl!
But actually, if you're Katherine Heigl, you get to have it all. Michael Ausiello first reported that Heigl will be taking a five-episode hiatus from ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" in order to go shoot "Life As We Know It," a romantic comedy directed by Greg Berlanti. The hiatus will begin later this month.
That means that Izzie will be vanishing for an extended period of time, probably starting right around November sweeps, which may also be the same time as Ellen Pompeo's maternity leave. Uh-oh.
How will the series handle/explain the potential double absence? Well, E! has the answer, but only click through if you want to have some major plot points spoiled...