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Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

Stars who owe us an apology -- Sarah Wayne Callies, Mandy Patinkin, and Rosie O'Donnell should ask for forgiveness

Genie Francis apologized to fans last week for quitting General Hospital — in 1982. Here are some apologies we'll be expecting, oh, around 2032.

SARAH WAYNE CALLIES
Should Ask for Forgiveness For leaving Prison Break abruptly and prompting writers to decapitate her character. Act of Contrition Nothing short of a cryogenic head reattachment will earn a pardon.

MANDY PATINKIN
Should Ask for Forgiveness For departing Criminal Minds without warning last July. Act of Contrition One explanation to curious fans and three ''Over the Rainbow''s should do.

ROSIE O'DONNELL
Should Ask for Forgiveness For bolting from The View and leaving us with a snoozefest. Act of Contrition Her nervy work on Nip/Tuck almost evens the score, but how about reviewing The Donald's new Celebrity Apprentice for EW?

Originally posted Dec 14, 2007 Published in issue #970 Dec 21, 2007 Order article reprints