Katherine Heigl needs to Shut The Hell Up.
Friday, June 13, 2008 | Author: Mad Typist
Remember that episode of Friends, where Joey sort of threw his writers under the bus during an interview with a soap opera magazine? And remember how the writers got their revenge by having Dr. Ramoray fall down an elevator shaft and die? Well, I think Katherine Heigl's character Izzie better start watching herself around elevators.

Heigl recently withdrew her name from Emmy contention. When asked why she did it, she replied:
"I did not feel that I was given the material this season to warrant an Emmy nomination and in an effort to maintain the integrity of the academy organization, I withdrew my name from contention," she tells Gold Derby. "In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials."
Nice. She pretty much blames her writers for giving her crappy material to work with. Still, let's talk about all the ways that this was a colossal dick move:
  1. She had all season to work with her writers to try and get better material, so I'm not sure why she's whining now.
  2. It's incredibly poor form to call out the people you work with in such a public setting. Especially since they were responsible for the writing that got you the damn Emmy last year in the first place.
  3. She also seems to think that's she SO awesome, her performance might still garner a nomination, despite the writing she's had to endure. This is also an indictment of the Emmy voters themselves, as she seems to think that they'd be so overwhelmed by her awesomeness that they'd vote for her, versus an actress who had better material.
Keep in mind that Heigl has shown a pattern of shitty behavior like this before. She was quoted in the press somewhat bashing Judd Apatow for how she felt women were portrayed in Knocked Up (a movie she STARRED in, mind you). I wonder if she's going to start getting a reputation in the industry as a person who bites the hand that feeds her.

As a closing point, I'd like to note that she hasn't had a bad word to say about that cinematic masterpiece "27 Dresses" she recently starred in.
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