The cast of "Grey's Anatomy" are suffering from another illness, this time it is over salary disputes.
The ensemble cast has previously disputed over Isaiah Washington's big mouth and alleged on-set jealousy, but now it is has all come down to the almighty dollar.
According to E! News, one of the show's stars, Katherine Heigl, is unimpressed that she isn't earning as much as Ellen Pompeo and Sandra Oh.
In contract negotiations, Heigl was reportedly unimpressed and was stalling the process. However, the show's network, ABC, has given a statement to E! News, explaining that while she has been nicely compensated, Heigl's contract still stands for many seasons to come.
ABC said, "Katherine is an integral part of 'Grey's Anatomy' and its success. Fortunately, we have a long term contract to ensure she'll be with the show for several years to come. In recognition of her tremendous talent and value to the show, we recently approached Katherine with an offer to raise her compensation significantly above the terms of her current contract. We were surprised to see this gesture reported negatively in the press, and want to reassure fans that she will continue as Izzie Stevens."
The out-spoken actress has been the loudest supporter of T.R. Knight, her outted co-star who was verbally attacked by Washington.
During a public appearance, the star told Access Hollywood, "I'm not okay with it. He needs to just not speak in public. Period...And I'm probably going to get in a lot of trouble for being that blunt."
While Heigl is allegedly angered that Washington is getting the same benefits for working on the show as she is, there is another cast member now causing waves.
After Kate Walsh received word that she would get her own spin-off show, the remainder of the cast instantly turned on her.
A source told Star magazine, "The rest of the cast seemed instantly resentful of (Walsh). They each thought they'd be the one chosen to get their own show, and now they're giving Kate the cold shoulder."
While bickering behind the scenes intensifies, each cast member was given a bonus of $200,000 for positive ratings in 2006.