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Star Jones to Interview Isaiah Washington

The fired ''Grey's Anatomy'' actor will sit down with the fired ''View'' cohost on Court TV

WASHINGTON ''When the sun came up, there was a call from Ben Silverman to my agent, saying, ''We're very interested in talking to Isaiah about…
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WASHINGTON ''When the sun came up, there was a call from Ben Silverman to my agent, saying, ''We're very interested in talking to Isaiah about whatever it is he wants to do here at NBC'''

Controversial former View cohost Star Jones has booked an even bigger lightning rod to launch her new Court TV show: Isaiah Washington.

The actor, who was fired from Grey's Anatomy in June following his use of a homophobic slur against castmate T.R. Knight, will appear on the first episode of Star Jones (airing Aug. 20), the host told EW. Besides the Grey's controversy, he's expected to talk about his guest stint on fall's anticipated NBC series The Bionic Woman. (Read details about how Washington got that deal here.)

How does this all relate to Jones' law-themed show? ''[Washington is] clearly in the middle of a story that involves law and ethics and values and judgment,'' Jones said. ''But also, he has a brand-new show that brings up ethical considerations. We're excited about The Bionic Woman, but there are ethical considerations [there] because we in our technology right now are moving to replacing limbs, and we're moving in the whole area of stem cell research, we're moving in the area of cloning and whether or not it can actually be done with a human. And in reality, that's what you're doing with The Bionic Woman, you're playing God. And so I get an opportunity to talk about those kinds of issues.''

Read more about Star Jones in our online-only Q&A.

(Reporting by Margeaux Watson)

Originally posted Aug 16, 2007
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