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In 2008, Katherine Heigl weathered more controversy in the span of a year than most actors deal with their entire careers. In addition to the actress's insinuation that the writers of Grey's Anatomy didn't give her "the material" in the show's fourth season to warrant Emmy consideration for her performance, she also drew ire for calling Knocked Up "a little sexist," telling Vanity Fair in a now-infamous interview: "It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. … I had a hard time with it, on some days. I'm playing such a bitch; why is she being such a killjoy? Why is this how you're portraying women? Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie." In a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday's Howard Stern Show, Heigl addressed both controversies, but »
- Chris Eggertsen
Justin Kirk and Eric Winter have landed series regular roles in Fox’s “A.P.B.,” Variety has learned. “A.P.B.” revolves around a tech billionaire who purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a friend’s murder.
Kirk (“Weeds,” “Wayward Pines”) will play Gideon Reed, a multi-billionaire and creative genius with a childlike curiosity, whose awkwardness is balanced by an undeniable charm. After a tragic crime claims the life of a dear friend, Gideon buys a police precinct, and sets out to rethink everything about the way cops do business.
Winter (“The Ugly Truth,” “The Mentalist”) will play Sergeant Tom Murphy, a vice cop who’s a tough guy with a big heart. A family man, Tom is married to homicide detective Amelia Murphy (Natalie Martinez), with whom he has two children.
- Debra Birnbaum
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