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"Grey's Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes says T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl are not leaving the show.

People magazine reports Rhimes set the record straight at the NAACP Image Awards, saying, "That was a very interesting rumor. And it's not true."

Earlier this week, 'Grey's' cast member James Pickens, Jr. said the actors would be leaving the hit ABC show.

"That was absolutely taken out of context," said Rhimes. "Things happen, and ... I think rumors become fact very easily. And you know I don't like to tell you what's going to happen on the show -- but that is a rumor."

Before the Image Awards ceremony, co-star Chandra Wilson said the cast is used to rumors running rampant. "We're laughing at the rumors, as we always do. Stories come out, and [there are] these big quotes, and we go, 'But that's not exactly what I said.' So, we're busy doing our jobs, doing our work."

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