Katherine Heigl, who you may remember bad-mouthed her employers on “Letterman” earlier this summer when she complained about doing 17-hour work days on the set of “Grey’s Anatomy,” will be taking a five-episode hiatus from the show this season. Might the hiatus be related to her late-night comment? Well, higher-ups certainly weren’t happy with her behavior. During the Television Critics Association summer press tour, ABC President Stephen McPherson said this about Heigl’s comments: “I think it’s unfortunate. It’s not something I think you want to let consume you or your people because it is what it is. People are going to behave in the way they choose to behave.” Heigl also made waves last year when she withdrew her name from Emmy consideration because she didn’t feel the material she worked with deserved an award. So is this sudden five-episode hiatus a way for the show’s creators to transition Heigl off without making a big to-do? Keep reading »
Seth Rogen: “['The Ugly Truth'] looks like it really puts women on a pedestal in a beautiful way.”
Judd Apatow: “I hear there’s a scene where she’s wearing… underwear… with a vibrator in it, so I’d have to see if that was uplifting for women.”
Rogen: “I gotta say, it’s not like we’re the only people she said some bats**t crazy things about. That’s kind of her bag now.”
–The star and director of “Funny People” on Katherine Heigl‘s hypocrisy in an interview with Howard Stern. Heigl famously told Vanity Fair that she thought “Knocked Up” (the Apatow film that she starred in alongside Rogen) “painted women as shrews.” Keep reading »
We’re sick and tired of the “Is Judd Apatow A Sexist Pig Because His Main Characters Are Loser Guys Who Date Women Who Are Too Good For Them?” debate.
No, he’s not. True, Katherine Heigl said “Knocked Up” was “a little sexist.” But that woman complains about everything.
Nevertheless, whether or not Apatow’s a sexist pig has taken on a life of its own and become something he has to answer for. Earlier this week at a screening of his latest film, “Funny People,” Apatow told an audience:
“I think, really, what a lot of these issues are is that women are romanticized in movies. [My] movies go pretty hard at having women have as many problems as men. They make mistakes that are as big as men’s. So when someone says ‘Knocked Up’ seems sexist, I’m like, ‘Really?’ I mean, Seth [Rogen] has an earthquake, and he grabs his bong before his pregnant girlfriend. That’s pretty bad. But I try to weigh it evenly so it’s not really about men or women; it’s just about miscommunications and us at our worst.”
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This week Newsweek asks: “Why Is Katherine Heigl So Annoying?” a question some of us may have asked ourselves once or twice already. Newsweek wonders: “The Grey’s Anatomy’ star was supposed to be America’s new sweetheart. Now we’ve all turned on her. Is it her fault, or ours?” Ken Levine may have the answer. According to the Emmy-winning “citizen journalist,” the fault — at least for the complaint she lobbed on Letterman last week — is allegedly all hers. Heigl whined: “Our first day back was Wednesday and it was — I’m going to keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them — a 17-hour day, which I think is cruel and mean.” But Levine writes:
Poor Katherine Heigl. What she neglected to add was this: This “cruel” shooting schedule was only to accommodate HER and her needs. The producers graciously shuffled things around so she could go off and do promotion for her new film. Also, with union rules, the producers had to pay a ton of overtime and penalties to make this happen. The thanks they get is Katherine Heigl going on national television hoping to embarrass them.
So, what do you think? Is Heigl annoying or lovable? [via NYMag] Keep reading »
It looks like Gerard Butler might have overly embraced his role in “The Ugly Truth” as a brash womanizer. Instead of denying rumors that he’s had affairs with his co-stars, he’s gladly fanning them! In an interview, Butler said:
“That’s how I live my life. Conan asked me about [Jennifer] Aniston, who is my co-star in the movie I’m making now, and I just said, ‘Yeah, we’re getting married. What the hell.’ Tell a joke, that’s my technique. But, I’m careful to also say that I’m marrying Cameron Diaz and maybe Joan Rivers. I like to tell everyone I’m going to be a busy guy.”
Smart move or is he playing up the bad boy routine a bit too much?
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Katherine Heigl graces InStyle‘s August cover, and in the issue, she talks about husband Josh Kelley and relationships in general. Of her upcoming film “The Ugly Truth,” Katherine said she she’s happy it’s rated R and didn’t want to do another PG-13 movie. Keep reading »