Grey's Stars in Baby Battle
Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl engage in baby one-upping competition
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2009 10:40 AM CDT
In this Oct. 15, 2008 file photo, Ellen Pompeo, left, and Christopher Ivery arrive at the grand reopening of the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
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(Newser) – Wondering why Ellen Pompeo didn’t announce the arrival of her daughter—who was born last Tuesday—until yesterday? Perhaps it’s because her Grey’s Anatomy co-star Katherine Heigl chose last Tuesday to make the adoption of her own daughter public. "It was very curious timing,” a source tells the New York Post. "It was an adopted kid—she could have chosen any other day to make it public.”

Pompeo then, conveniently enough, chose yesterday—the day Heigl and her daughter appeared on the cover of People—to make her announcement. “It looks like they were trying to one-up one another,” says the source.