When I was posting the previous T.I story, when I typed in his name for the label, an interesting name popped up. T.R. Knight. It made me think that it would be a wonderful idea to see what happened to some of the people that were frequently in the limelight but now, you have no idea what they are doing. It was not that long ago when T.R. Knight decided that he should do what his best friend Katherine Heigl told him to do and quit Grey's Anatomy. I mean, he could afford to give up the million bucks a year playing Dr. George O'Malley because there were bigger dollars out there to be had. I still remember when I broke the story about him quitting and his publicist sent me the nastiest e-mails saying I was wrong, and blah blah blah. I used to like US Weekly up until that week. They bought into the the story from the publicist and wrote I was wrong. I enjoyed giving them a big f**k you later in my own special way.
Anyway, when is the last time you saw T.R. hanging with his best friend Katherine Heigl. Never. Have you seen T.R. on television or in a movie since he left the show? Nope. Let me tell you something you may not know if you are not an actor. They go on lots and lots of auditions. Tons. Sometimes they get a call back for a pilot. When they do, they sign a contract even though they don't have the show yet. The contract spells out how much money you will make each week which is usually way more sometimes per week then they made the previous year. You feel like you made it and start spending the money in your head. But, most of the time you don't get the part, and even if you do get the part, the pilot might suck and the show never gets made, or the show gets made and gets canceled after six weeks. So, when you do get all those pieces together and get on a show that is a hit and you are getting nice raises each year and making your million bucks a year, you ride that wave until the very end. I don't care what the networks add or how they try to extend the popularity of the show, you just hang on. How many times over the past two years do you think T.R. has wished he was still making that $1M a year and being on national network television every week. Do you think he and David Caruso and Shelley Long have a weekly luncheon?