Online’s Kristin Dos Santos reported that Smith’s dismissal from the show was enforced by the ABC network, as part of an attempt to “de-gay” Grey’s Anatomy.She revealed that as well as writing out the character Erica Hahn, Grey’s Anatomy newcomer Melissa George would no longer be playing a bisexual character as announced.Brooke Smith, interviewed by Michael Ausiello, stated that: “I found out in mid-September soon after shooting the monologue that aired last week where Erica has the revelation that she’s gay.
So it was very sudden.” Smith explained that the script for her final episode did not involve her character being written out, and that Erica’s final scene on the show is “just [her] heading to [her] car.” She agreed with the assessment that her dismissal originated from ABC and not Shonda Rhimes herself, stating: “it definitely seemed like [Shonda’s] hands were tied.” Rhimes also said: “We didn’t have a controversy with Dr. The press created a whole thing that had nothing to do with reality.”  A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes.He officially stepped out with his girlfriend, Brittany Snow when they attended the latter's movie premiere "Call Me Crazy." According to MTV, the couple had been best friends for a decade before finally deciding to take the plunge as lovers.They have reportedly been together since 2012 and they have keeping their relationship a low profile ever since.Triple threat actress, singer and dancer Rachele Brooke-Smith springs into full-bodied action as Angelina in the upcoming gymnastics-themed feature, Chalk It Up, the "unofficial sequel" to Disney's 2006 film, Stick It!Chalk It Up is in production and slated for release in 2015. I grew up a competitive gymnast so starring in a movie about gymnastics just made sense," says Rachele.