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Grey's Heigl Scores Bigger Check

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Turns out Grey’s Anatomy‘s Katherine Heigl—who won an Emmy Sept. 16 for her portrayal as Izzie Stevens—quietly scored the raise she wanted over the summer, putting an end to a long (and very public) salary renegotiation with the popular ABC drama. Last season, all the actors on Grey‘s entered contract renegotiations—and were rewarded with raises as high as $125,000 per episode and some profit participation—but Heigl opted out when her reps and ABC Studios got into a war of the words. Heigl’s people said “the studio doesn’t value her as much as her costars” while the studio fired back by saying Heigl was offered  a substantial raise even though she wasn’t entitled to one because she (and her fellow costars) were still under the standard, multi-year contract. Eventually they found a way to make peace, though, and Heigl got her bigger payday.