Katherine Heigl takes a long leave from 'Grey's Anatomy.' Her idea or ABC's?


Katherine Heigl is talking a prolonged leave of absence from "Grey's Anatomy."

Gosh, is that applause we hear?

She's reportedly going to skip five episodes to shoot yet another romantic comedy, "Life As We Know It,"   directed by Greg Berlanti .

But this leave didn't have anything to do with her loud complaints last month about (boo-hoo) having to work 17-hour days. 

And the resulting smackdown from ABC President Stephen McPherson was not indicative of any network displeasure. 

Or was it?