What Fans Want to Know
Lisa Ling hosts the party in New York at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. Nate Berkus is at Harpo Studios in Chicago. And Gayle King goes to Seattle—the real home of the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital—with a crowd at Peet's Coffee & Tea shop.
"It's a little bit embarrassing, I have to say," she says. "I thought I was being really clever in distracting him right at 9 o'clock. I asked him to help me with the laundry so that he wouldn't see that portion of the show. Then 20 minutes later he said, 'Hey the show's on and we're not watching it.' I said, 'That's okay. We'll get to it.' He said, 'Oh well, I have a TiVo so that's okay.'"
"He was very sweet. I'd met him doing his music video. It's so Hollywood—I wish we'd met at the grocery store or something," she says. "He took me back to the place we met and set up this whole dinner—well, actually it was just chocolate cake—and got down on one knee and did the whole thing. He didn't know which finger to put it on. He had to ask his father which ring finger to put it on."
"Geez, that's really tough. I don't get to kiss them too much because they're here one minute and gone the next," she says. "They're both great. You know it's a job—it's not a bad job."
"Girl, it was not easy at first. I was definitely self-conscious," she says. "Shonda Rimes and Betsy Beers make it a point to show up and support us when we have 'nekkid' scenes. I went up to Shonda and said, 'There is so much cottage cheese up in here.' And she said, 'Work it.' She was very supportive and forced me to get over my issues."
"Well I hope it's Addison," he says. "That's why I came to Seattle."
"I would love to see Dr. Burke in Sierra Leone, doing some Doctors Without Borders-kind of work in Africa."