Another real-life manfight on Grey’s, this time between McDreamy and McSteamy

It must suck to work on the set of Grey’s anatomy. Somehow people are always hurling insults and smack-talking about one another.

Isaiah Washington choked and shoved Patrick Dempsey in the famous “f-word” incident back in October, in which Dempsey came to the defense of his co-star T.R. Knight, who subsequent came out of the closet after the news broke. Isaiah then denied he said “faggot” at this year’s Golden Globes, bringing up the whole incident and throwing out the forbidden word again, which prompted him to check into rehab for PR control.

Now there’s word that Patrick Dempsey and Eric Dane were playing a game of poker with fellow cast and crew during a break from filming when it got ugly. Dane accused Dempsey of cheating and lunged at him, prompting Dempsey to try and punch him out. The crew separated the two before any contact was made, but how much animosity must there be on that set?

The star duo butted heads when Dane suddenly threw down his cards and jumped up howling that “Lucky” Dempsey must be pulling some kind of hanky-panky! Inflamed by the cheating charge, McDreamy cocked a fist and started to swing as McSteamy lunged! In an instant, crewmembers leaped up and separated the angry actors, who kept screaming insults at each other until they were led to cool off.

[From The National Enquirer print edition, Mike Walker's column, January 19. 2007]

Later in the day the two apologized to each other.

Not everyone on Grey’s hates each other. Katherine Heigl and TR Knight are said to be good friends who were perhaps brought together by all the strife on set between Knight and Washington. Heigl came to Knight’s defense earlier, saying Washington just needed to shut up about the gay-bashing incident and that it was not ok that he brought it up again.

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  1. julie says:

    Dempsy has two new babies right? Of course he’s irritable.

  2. Loob says:

    That sounds too silly to be real! Mind you, they are men. ;)

  3. Angelika says:

    Just wanted to say that Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight aren’t just “good friends”, she recently said that he’s her “best friend in the whole world”, and I’ve seen many paparazzi pics of them out and about together, even before that whole incident.

    It also seems like Patrick Dempsey is good friends with Ellen Pompeo, and that the T.R./Heigl team is great friends with Kate Walsh and Sandra Oh as well.. So, let’s hope that these friends can make it work on the set! Otherwise this series is gonna go down..

  4. kailie2 says:

    I must be the only person who doesn’t like McDreamy.. there is something strange about him, like he’s a jerk in real life just people don’t know it yet. Just a feeling but I never saw the appeal in the first place.

  5. neelyo says:

    I’ve never seen the show, but I’m certainly sick of hearing about the cast fighting. You’d think for the salaries they make they’d let a personality clash roll off their backs. I work with people who are incredibly irritating and get paid a lot less than they do and have yet to be involved in one fight in my office. These ‘men’ are a bunch of divas.

  6. Randi says:

    Wonder which one will get sent to asshole Rehab?

  7. miss luigi says:

    ditto neelyo. I’ve never watched Grey’s, and I am also sick of hearing about the off-air drama. Do they have problems with ratings and are trying to bring more attention to the show?

  8. ais says:

    hmmm perhaps they should fight in mud and film it and then air it. i’m sure we will love to have them fight then :)

  9. Bex says:

    Teeheehee.. Divas. ManDivas.


  10. There is a common thread between both of the onset struggles at Grey’s and his name is Patrick Dempsey. Fascinating that since many people think he is cute, other people must be the source of the problem. Could that really be true?

  11. looker says:

    What is happening with Dempsey reminds me of parents whose children are constantly getting into trouble but the parent always said – they are with the wrong crowd. Maybe it is Dempsey.