Katherine Heigl: ‘I absolutely owe anyone an apology I unwittingly offended’


Kitty litter spokeswoman Katherine Heigl would like to explain why she shouldn’t have said all of the terrible things she’s said. Heigl appeared on Howard Stern’s show on Wednesday – perhaps to shill kitty litter? – and she and Stern ended up getting into EVERYTHING. It would involve about a million links, so perhaps it’s best to glance through our Heigl archives from the past, say, seven years. Or more. She’s been a pill for the better part of a decade and there are dozens of instances of her unpleasant attitude, diva behavior and general sourness. And what’s funny is that Howard Stern basically asked her about all of it.

On criticizing Knocked Up after it made her a star: “That was dumb. I liked the movie a lot. I just didn’t like me. She was kind of like, she was so judgmental and kind of uptight and controlling and all these things and I really went with it while we were doing it, and a lot of it, Judd allows everyone to be very free and improvise and whatever and afterwards, I was like, ‘Why is that where I went with this? What an a–hole she is!’ It was, again, one of those situations, it was a huge opportunity for me. I was being interviewed for Vanity Fair. Like, I was on the cover of Vanity Fair, it was a huge big deal for me. And the journalist…just said, ‘You know a lot of women felt it was a little sexist’ so then I felt obligated to answer that and so I tried in my very sort of ungracious way to answer why I felt that it maybe was a little.”

She admits she didn’t even call Judd Apatow to apologize: “I probably should’ve [called them]. But what I did was very, I did it publicly instead and kind of tried to say, look, this was not what I meant and this was an incredible experience for me and they were incredibly good to me on this movie, so I did not mean to s–t on them at all. I’ve thought about like, writing a note. I feel embarrassed. I don’t want it to feel insincere on any level.”

Why she announced that she was withdrawing her name from Emmy consideration in 2008: “I didn’t feel good about my performance. There was a part of me that thought, because I had won the year before, that I needed juicy, dramatic, emotional material and I just didn’t have that that season… I went in [to speak to Shonda Rhimes] ’cause I was really embarrassed. So I went in to Shonda and said, ‘I’m so sorry. That wasn’t cool. I should not have said that’…I shouldn’t have said anything publicly but at the time, I didn’t think anybody would notice. I didn’t know that journalists would see who submitted and who didn’t. I just quietly didn’t submit and then it became a story and then I felt I was obligated to make my statement and ‘shut up, Katie.'”

She owes apologies to a lot of people: “I absolutely owe anyone an apology I unwittingly offended or disrespected. I get it. It was an immature dumbass moment.”

She started going to therapy: “I started going because of the scrutiny – and I was not handling it well. I was feeling completely like the biggest piece of s— on the bottom of your shoe. I was really struggling with it and how to not take it all really personally.”

She found herself acting timidly on sets: “I was like, ‘This is nonsense. Stop it. Get some help and own your voice.’ “

[From E! News and People]

Just my opinion: she’s still full of sh-t. You can hear the bullsh-t and lies and inadvertent truths dripping off these quotes. “…That I needed juicy, dramatic, emotional material and I just didn’t have that that season…” Meaning she still feels like she was fundamentally justified for throwing the writers under the bus. Meaning she still feels like her material was sub-par and it was her duty to say so publicly. And then: “I’ve thought about like, writing a note. I feel embarrassed. I don’t want it to feel insincere on any level.” Why would it be “insincere,” Heigl? Because you would just be apologizing with an eye-roll? Because she’s still pissed off that people are still disgusted by how many times she “unwittingly” offended and disrespected them.


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  1. cleveland girl says:

    I loved her in 27 Dresses…. I really do not understand why her career was over after a few inarticulate misteps…everyone in Hollywood says stupid things.

    • Alix says:

      Yes, but not with the frequency she does…

      • KB says:

        And she still hasn’t taken responsibility for it. It’s that obnoxious “sorry if I offended you” instead of “sorry I said something offensive” thing.

        And of course it was VF that put her on the spot, and of course she felt obligated to criticize the Knocked Up script, and of course she had no idea anyone would know that she didn’t submit her performance for the Emmy’s, and of course she felt obligated to criticize her character’s weak plot lines.

        She hasn’t changed at all. If she had she’d stop making excuses and make proper amends to those she so publicly threw under the bus.

    • Peanutbuttr says:

      You can say stupid things. Just don’t say stupid things to and about the wrong people.

    • Louise177 says:

      @Cleveland It wasn’t just her comments but also other factors. Katherine started off strong then she did every bad movie that came her way. She wasn’t big enough that her reputation and success could overcome a few bad movies. Also she was supposedly a problem on set – being a diva, not socializing with co-workers, etc. A bad attitude trumps a few comments.

    • Denisemich says:

      Perhaps she is much worse behind the scences.

      Even if she hated her performance in Grey’s that year she shouldn’t have removed her name. Viola Davis said after she was nominated for the Help and lost, that she didn’t think it was one of her best performances. Meryl Streep also nominated for August of Osage county said about the same. Go through the process, let someone else decide for you.

      Fame and choices when you are really young leads to bad mistakes. She needs to go on a JLO image fix campaign.. Is there an acting version of American Idol?

      • Katie says:

        It wasn’t her performance she felt was off. She blamed it on the writers giving her nothing to work with. Big difference. Granted, she probably wasn’t wrong but she lost definitely bit the hand that fed her.
        She still hasn’t apologized. She is still blaming others for getting their feelings her, not taking responsibility for her words actually being offensive.

    • cr says:

      Actually not everyone in HW does say stupid things.
      And it wasn’t just her saying stupid things, it was also her behavior, and that of her Momager.
      She had a nice run of movies, but she’s not the level of actress who wasn’t replaceable. So they could stop hiring her, and did.

    • als says:

      I don’t think she was excluded because of what she said over and over in public, no one in Hollywood has ever been held accountable like that. They are forced to issue apologies or go to a charity event to correct their statement but not much more. Hollywood protects its stars even if they are idiots, all they care about is looking good on screen.

      My opinion is people in the industry just stopped liking her at some point. Simple as that. There are rumors about her overbearing momager. Maybe she tried to negotiate hard when she didn’t have the leg to stand on at that point.

    • mytake says:

      I’m starting to agree with you. She questioned a few huge egos — is it really worth a lifetime of no work? BUT, she has yet to apologize *correctly*. Tough call. On the one hand, negative opinions about Katherine seem a little long in the tooth; however, she does still ooze elitist entitlement. (But it IS Hollywood, so………)

      Again, tough call.

      Some say “we hate not but ourselves” — or, we only have contempt for people who suffer from our same faults; the scary part being that we humans are really and truly blind to our own, actual, negative qualities. Maybe Katherine H. embodies and reflects back a certain self-absorption — and a heightened assessment of her own intelligence — that folks want to pretend / believe they’re above? I’m not doing a great job of explaining my point…it’s a tough one!

    • Sarah(too) says:

      Because she was also a pill on set. Not just in missteps in interviews. She’s apparently a huge diva and her mother is always around and even worse. That’s why she doesn’t get roles.

      • Sabrine says:

        Her momager is always on set, looking for infractions towards her daughter. No wonder she can’t get hired for anything. She’s only done it to herself by dragging her along.

      • yellow says:

        I only recently connected her to the teen actress she was in several 90’s movies. I never watched Grey’s… but was surprised that it was her.

    • Toast says:

      She breached her contracts many times by acting completely against the commercial interests of the movies and show she was on, and not only that, she embarrassed her cast mates and crew with her rude comments about production/writing quality, etc. Even her own publicist quit. She’s burned a lot of bridges and I watch with great interest because HW is such a weird place where random people do make comebacks. I don’t think she really cares what anyone thinks and she’s desperate to get auditions, offers, whatever. (Her moment about wanting to go back to Grey’s was particularly painful to watch.)

    • AmyB says:

      I think the issues with Grey’s were not simply just about Heigl withdrawing her name from the Emmy nomination. She insisted that she get out of her contract early (to move on to her movie career), she was very outspoken during the whole Isaiah Washington/TR Knight gay slur fiasco (trashing Washington and supporting Knight), and Shonda Rimes has later admitted Katherine was an a**hole. That was the foundation for her career tanking IMO, then she made some other unfortunate moves later as well. And I agree with Kaiser, she still does not sound truly apologetic.

      • Naya says:

        This is true. I also dont think she is entirely sincere when she claims that the poor writing was the sole reason she withdrew her name. It was widely rumored that she and TR banded together after the Isaiah thing and basically tried to leverage it for more clout on the set. Their cast mates didnt appreciate it and neither did Shonda. I remember reading that they insisted they only be on set on the same days and formed a small clique with some wardrobe & makeup staff. That there was a very bad blood on that set following the Isaiah thing was no secret. So I think thats really where her Emmy gripe came from and the reason why Shonda refused to tolerate her.

      • Kyle says:

        In general I think she doesn’t get it that no one cares. 15 minutes is exactly that. It’s over, love. I think they handled that Isaiah Washington thing very poorly at the start (including Shonda, from what I recall not thinking it’s a big deal when he was totally unprofessional). Then Katherine and TR just became total divas over it. Stupid. Can’t anyone in that town just go to work and do their job? A job that used to be just a whisper and a dream before they made it big.

    • guest says:

      To be honest she never offended me and I sort of feel like its unfair for people to hold some dumb things she said against her forever. To be even more honest, I don’t even care that much.
      She doesn’t seem to care either. I can’t think of one apology that a celebrity made that sounded sincere and not something there publicist told them to say.
      Mark Wahlburg was a violent racist in his past. This is just a stand alone statement.

      • cr says:

        At least on here Wahlburg gets called out for his behavior.
        Though I do think there is a gender element in how she’s been treated for her behavior.
        But Wahlburg still works while she really doesn’t because he’s in films that make money. She had a some hits, but that didn’t last.
        So she was a pill to work with and her films stopped making money, it wasn’t that hard to stop hiring her.

      • Naya says:

        I think she behaved poorly but you are right, its nowhere near what male stars do and get away with. You could argue that they make more ticket sales and therefore are less dispensible, but that wouldnt explain why she is still having to answer these questions. Val Kilmer or Gene Hackman have never had so many interviewers push this line of questioning. I seriously even doubt any reporter has ever confronted them so directly over their far worse on-set behavior. So I agree….sexism.

      • Lisa says:

        Russell Crowe and Tom Hardy sometimes do not bother turning up to work, costing their productions millions of dollars. And they are still working.

      • Josefina says:

        I can agree male actors aren’t as confronted – but come on. Heigl was given a billion chances. Even after her films flopped and her behavior was noted, she was still releasing even more awful movies and even got her own show. She could’ve changed and make a comeback, but she decided not to.

      • perplexed says:

        I get why she’s disliked for the Emmy stuff, but I didn’t think the Knocked Up comments were so bad.

      • holly hobby says:

        You said it “past.” That means it happened before he was famous. I’m not giving him an excuse for his behavior but HW is not going to hold you to something you did before you hit it big.

        It is more than words. Katie and her momager were horrible on set and would hold up production if they didn’t get the food they wanted or they didn’t like the wardrobe. Holding up production is a waste of money and a big no no.

        While Wahlberg may be a douche in real life. He is apparently professional on the set. That’s all HW cares about to be honest.

      • Mango says:

        “I sort of feel like its unfair for people to hold some dumb things she said against her forever.”

        Maybe the difference between Heigl and various outbursts by whatever male stars is her publicity suicides appeared to be thought through and not impulsive. People forgive celebs who make mistakes due to tiredness, depression, whatever (except if it’s reveal that they’re racists, etc) – sometimes it boosts their rep because it makes them seem just like everyone else.

        But Katherine Heigl was totally sober and consciously went around attacking people and productions that gave her outstanding opportunities that someone else would have made the most of. Not just once or twice but over a long period of time. If you were a producer or other crew member with a say in the casting, you’d run a mile from her. She probably can’t even get auditions at this stage.

        I’m not saying people shouldn’t forgive her if she’s genuine; just saying this is a business and she’s proven herself to be on the wrong side of standing up for your beliefs versus blatantly attacking great opportunities and the people she worked with.

      • Kyle says:

        I think some of the difference is her situations were very public, and she made them public herself. Tom Hardy doesn’t tell the press he’s a brat and late for work all the time, but Katherine will tell the world ‘Judd Apatow and Shonda Rimes aren’t good enough writers for me, though I don’t know how to write at all myself.’ And Walberg, with the horrors he comitted, tried to make amends and it was before he was super famous. Though I do think men are forgiven easier than women in everything in life. And of course money talks. Those guys still bank. Hollywood is foremost a business, not a den of artists.

    • Rhiley says:

      She should have fired her mother years ago, but she hasn’t, and my understanding is her mother has made some really poor decisions on her KH’s behalf. Also, she has an Ashley Judd quality to me. It is kind of like on the surface she seems very dewy skinned and southern sweet but underneath that there is something that seems ready to pop. She has not aged well. She is three years younger than me and looks about 5 years older. She needs to quit smoking because it is taking a toll. I will give her props for this: she doesn’t seem to shill her family. She is trying to be a brand- yet.

      • KB says:

        I know what you mean about Ashley Judd. It’s like they’re on the brink of losing it at all times. Jennifer Carpenter is another one like that. They just seem really emotionally unstable.

      • Christin says:

        Interesting comparison with AJ. I think AJ has an enormous sense of entitlement underneath the surface, in addition to being on the verge of popping any moment. Another similarity is having a nutty mother’s influence.

      • holly hobby says:

        Yes the smoke and the bad plastic surgery aged her. I think she got something injected into her face. She also needs to hire a new wardrobe person because she looks way older than her age. On the US Weekly message board, people were comparing her to Hilary Clinton. Ouch.

    • Dana says:

      It’s because the number of “rude, crass, disrespectful” comments happened everywhere she stepped… films, tv and interviews. Studios were literally throwing roles at her and she had her nose turned up and screwed over the people giving her those opportunities until no one wanted to work with her. So now she’s apologizing for being a James Franco level douche. A tiny bit of humility would’ve gone a long way in her case.

    • claire says:

      I honestly thought she was so good in the rom-coms she did that she would become a rom-com queen, the next Meg Ryan. I was so disappointed when her career all fell apart.

    • MC2 says:

      There is an old saying that sums up why her career is in the toilet- “don’t bite the hand that feeds you”.

    • Mot says:

      I actually listened to the full interview On Howard stern. When I first saw her name I got all eye-rolly too. But she actually came across really well. Yes she has strong opinions but she did seem genuinely remorseful for the stupid things she said.

      And she didn’t blame the reporter at all. She said that if u read the full comment she was saying that she wouldn’t like her character as she played it.

      Listen to the interview – it might change your mind 🙂

      Reading quotes with no context is tough sometimes

    • Jane says:

      People’s careers don’t get ruined over a few ill chosen remarks, or even scandal. At the end of the day careers succeed or fail based on how financially successful your projects are, and your rep within the industry. It’s why her unfortunate comments became a scandal and Jennifer Lawrence’s regular foot in mouth moments never have.

      The industry/press essentially dictate what becomes a scandal and what doesn’t. That’s the entire reason some celebs’ minor bad behavior gets blown up into a huge controversy while other more serious behavior is kept out of the press or downplayed. If you generate enough profit, the industry will try to cover up basically anything from sex scandals to actual serious crimes. If everyone hates you but you make money, they’re just waiting for you to stop being successful so they can pounce. And if you’re genuinely well-liked in Hollywood people will help you out even when your career is in a lull.

      Her career failed because she has such a terrible reputation for being a nightmare to work with. She just is not well-liked in the industry. When her movies stopped being successful, she didn’t have any goodwill to fall back on. It’s the same thing that happened to Winona Ryder. The reason the press gave such blanket coverage to her relatively minor shoplifting scandal is because everyone in the industry hated her so much and had been waiting such a long time to see her get her comeuppance.

    • holly hobby says:

      OMG My eyeballs rolled back so hard I think I need a surgeon to peel it back over! This is total bs Katie. How could she think no one would know about the Emmy withdrawal? She went on record to ET. I actually caught that episode and remembered it. Pretty hard to be on the down low when someone shoves a mic in your face and you’re being taped saying these things.

      Also, she did more than mispeak and hurt people’s feelings. Her and her momager were horrible to the crew and would basically hold up production ($$$$) if they didn’t like the food at craft services or if she didn’t like her wardrobe. There is an extensive article about the abuse those 2 heaped on HW from the Hollywood Reporter.

    • RocketMerry says:

      I still really love her characters. She may have an awful attitude towards authority figures prominent in her career (and THAT is something I would work on in therapy if I were her…), but dear lord, she could act!
      I really miss Izzy Stevens.

    • Sarah says:

      The apology is a bit backhanded – i.e. “anyone I unwittingly offended”. If she didn’t think her comments were going to offend someone, then I think she’s not really facing what happened. But she is saying that she is in therapy because she didn’t like the way she dealt with things and that she was immature when she did these things. I would have been happier if she had done it sooner but I still like her movies.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I think it wasn’t so much the stupid things she said, it was her behaviour on set and her mother’s behaviour. Apparently they were both huge pains on set, demanding things and being beyond rude and entitled. Her mother is not a good influence for her. She’s a very pretty woman, but she looks like a 45 year old frump the way she’s dressed and has her hair done. That’s her mother’s influence.

      I think she’s saying these things now because she didn’t believe it when people said she needed to get rid of her Momager or her career was going to tank. Now that the jobs have stopped coming, she’s getting scared. What she needs to do now is to let the past go and not speak of it again for a long time, if ever. She needs to go away for a few years until a script comes along that maybe it something really gritty and different that she can really show she has talent and then try a comeback. And she needs to fire her mother as her manager and stylist.

  2. Loopy says:

    Lol some people just cant do sincerity.

    • GreenieWeenie says:

      it only took her 8 years to attempt it! What more do you want, people????!!!!111111

      • cannibell says:

        Exactly! Once, maybe. Twice – not so much. As many times as she’s done it? It’s a pattern. No surprise that people ran the other way screaming.

  3. lisa2 says:

    Outside of the Emmy thing the situation that I side eye her the most for is that whole thing that happened with Washington, Dempsey and Knight. I think her words make it worse and put it into the public eye in a way that it shouldn’t have been. And I also note that everyone involved in that situation is off the show.

    There seemed to be more behind that and it seems over time the house was cleaned of them all.

    • Erinn says:

      Yeah that whole thing was pretty sketchy – Shonda was super sketchy through it as well though.

      • chick b says:

        The whole Washington thing WAS super sketchy. And although IW put his hands on Dempsey (allegedly), Heigl somehow got herself front & center on the matter. It’s my understanding Shonda did not want to let Washington go.

        Ellen Pompeo (who usually plays it close to the vest) gave an interview last year and said everything blew up on Heigl because of her contract negotiation. After KH got some attention for her big screen work she asked GA for a crapton of money and got it, then came back the following season wanting to bail out of the show.

        I’m sort of obsessed with old GA gossip. Washington did something really, really stupid but I don’t think he’s a monster. TR Knight is a talented actor who (IMO) got caught in the crossfire and GA suffered for it. I wish someone would write a tell-all about the behind the scenes. It would be a lot more interesting than this season of Grey’s.

    • holly hobby says:

      Exactly. She banged the Knight Washington drum so hard in the press. She was on ET and Extra every night talking about something that did not happen to her. That was shrewd because people started noticing her. She rode that train to stardom.

  4. Lucky says:

    Karma is such a beautiful word isn’t it?

    • Hellohello says:

      Yes it is! She’s a kitty litter AND a NyQuil spokeswoman, let’s not forget 😉

    • Flowerchild says:

      What Karma? She selling Kitty litter that support her charity that keeps animals out of kill shelters and helps them fined homes.

      If that’s “Karma” then I wish to have some of that. Where a multi-billion dollar company would partner with my charity and donate a percentage of the money to my charity.

      • holly hobby says:

        So she says but her “charity” isn’t high profile. I have never heard of it outside of her shilling for it. I will not be surprised that she and mommy draws a salary and living expenses from said, “charity.”

        Yes other celebs have done commercials but they are identified and labeled as so and so. She is random lady talking about litter. For the younger audience, they wouldn’t know her from an extra.

  5. paolanqar says:

    So.. her work schedule gets thin, jobs dry out and all of a sudden she starts believing that she owes apologies to people. The fact is is a nasty piece of work and a total biatch it’s been known for a while.
    Better than never I guess

  6. Jenna says:

    I feel like people ought to just leave her alone now. She’s no longer in movies, her big TV comeback was canceled, and she’s the face of kitty litter. Like she’s suffered enough, it’s pointless to keep ragging on her for dumb things she did seven/eight years ago.

    I listened to the interview yesterday and I thought she came off really well. Can’t defend her new ’50-something divorcee’ haircut, but whatevs.

    • perplexed says:

      Yeah, what’s up with the hair?

      I’ve never seen any actor admit their mistakes THIS MUCH, so I assumed there was some level of sincerity.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        I had that exact haircut (in bomber jacket)… in 1992, and the shorter one after my first was born…in 1998.

        Girl badly needs an update/new hair stylist, in addition to a new personality.

    • pinetree13 says:

      I agree Jenna. So many male actors have done WAY worse things and aren’t treating as hatefully by social media. So I do think that while I’m sure she is a diva/pill….there’s an element of sexism in her being considered unhirable.

      She’s very likable in the movie’s she’s been in and I actually wouldn’t mind if she bounced back and started appearing in rom-coms again.

      Also, her character in Knocked Up was deserving of criticism for the inherent sexism in that movie. I don’t think it should be that big a deal for her to say “yeah that movie was sexist” I don’t think actors should have to fear saying stuff like that. I dunno.

    • holly hobby says:

      She’s only contrite because her career is in the toilet. I’m pretty sure some Olivia Pope like person is advising her to do a mea culpa tour.

  7. LisaMarie says:

    The fact that she’s blaming the interviewer for her words about Knocked Up leads me to believe she’s still full o shit. The multi-million dollar paychecks have dried up and she’s grasping for straws. Hopefully she can get some juicy, gut-wrenching writing for those kitty litter commercials.

    • Katydid20 says:

      Agreed. It seems like she has an excuse for why everything was someone else’s fault…….the journalist, the writers, etc etc etc.

      Honestly don’t miss her one bit from tv or movies.

    • Jenna says:

      She didn’t actually blame the interviewer, the full quote:

      “I was being interviewed for Vanity Fair. Like, I was on the cover of Vanity Fair, it was a huge big deal for me! And the journalist was really, really lovely. I don’t mean to imply on any level that she trapped me … she just said, ‘You know a lot of women felt that it was a little sexist,’ so then I felt obligated to answer that and so I tried in my very sort of ungracious way to answer why I felt that it maybe was a little. If you read the whole quote, I’m just saying that can be the nature of broad comedy … but they just took the sexist thing out.”

    • NeNe says:

      Yep, sounds like the blame game to me! 😉

  8. Arock says:

    She looks exactly like my mom circa 1986, just needs pleated khakis. To her credit (would that be the right term?) she does rescue animals.

    • Jem says:

      THIS. My first thought when I saw that picture was “oh no what 80’s TV Mom has died?” Lol

    • Christin says:

      I also give her credit for her rescue work. I once checked out her organization’s tax filings through a charity checker website. My guess was that it was probably expense heavy, but I was wrong. I saw nothing of concern.

      The charity was not pulling in a lot of money for a celebrity endorsed one, so that is probably why she’s doing the kitty litter ads. She states upfront the company is donating to the charity. I actually respect her for doing it.

      • laura in LA says:

        Although I know a couple of people who used to work for them when it first started, I can’t say much about the ins-and-outs of the organization, but I do know that the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (http://jasonheigl.foundation/) is indeed legit and has done a lot of work here in LA.

  9. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m not sure the most important things you need to apologize for are things you did unwittingly. You might explain them or even apologize, but she doesn’t admit that she did things consciously that offended and hurt people. I hate that. It’s like “sorry you took it that way” which denies responsibility. If you are really sorry you did something, don’t try to get out of it by pretending you didn’t mean to do it.

    • Christin says:

      If someone observes my new haircut and simply comments that my hair is shorter (which is factual), and I become irrationally upset, then the unwittingly offended argument works.

      Her comments may have been factual to her, and she doesn’t view herself as being wrong about what she was observing at the time. She may be someone who sees things either black or white, when the world has a lot of gray (or Grey – ha!) in it.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Yes, GNAT, this, precisely.

      I’m glad I scrolled before I was redundant.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Yes this. No simple I’m sorry. She continues with justifications instead.

    • MC2 says:

      +1 GNAT. Really apologizing to me is saying “I am sorry & I will try my best to not do it again”. But she has excuse after excuse so I do think she’s do the whole thing all over again.

  10. Bobafelty says:

    I’d believe she’s sincere if she got rid of her nasty Momager and hired a professional. A huge reason she got in trouble on sets was the diva demands her mom was making, from the crew to movie execs. She’s legendary as a pain in the rear, and Kathryn hit a point where she wasn’t worth the effort to any producers.

  11. Marianne says:

    Why does she insist on styling herself like shes 20 years older than what she actually is?

  12. Div says:

    She’s hardy the first person to criticize their past movies and I always thought while it was RME worthy…it was not career ending. Didn’t Chris Evans once say he did a lot shit films? I thought it ended up being that her mom who was her manager burned more bridges for her than Katherine herself….

    Anyway, she’s payed enough and the kitty litter goes to charity. People need to let her be, even if she is FOS.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    “Unwittingly,” my auntie! There was nothing unwitting about anything she did or said.

  14. Jayna says:

    I listened to the interview and thought she was very sincere and came off well live talking off the cuff with Howard in a back and forth. It wasn’t some written statement given. It was a give and take interview. Listening to her live versus the written word of what she said always gives off a different flavor.

    Regarding the Knocked Up movie, I didn’t like it. It thought all of those guys were disgusting and juvenile humor, very misogynistic, and she was shrill in the movie. I thought the movie was overrated, but she shouldn’t could have been more tactful in her comments considering it was a big movie break. The two women were the only things I liked in the movie.

    Regarding the nomination, never bite the hand that feeds you publically even if you are very dissatisfied with the story line of that season for your character. There’s such a thing as loyalty. Her comments might be true about not deserving the nomination but it was also a public passive-aggressive dig at Shonda and/or the writers. I’m not sure who writes on that show.

    Hard-learned lesson, but no need to have to wear the scarlet letter around for decades. She would probably be good again in another ensemble TV show.

  15. Don't kill me I'm French says:

    A movie producer on her :”Right now I have at least six projects across my desk that she would be perfect for, but every time I bring up her name, the answer is always ‘Hell No.’ From my producing partner, to the studios, to the director I want, even down to the kid who is my intern, they all say hell no. When she is on set, she’s not happy with the script, she’s not happy with the take, she’s not happy with the wardrobe, she throws fits and won’t come out of her trailer. The cast starts to hate her, the crew starts to hate her, and the next thing you know you have a mutiny on your hands. She’s just not worth it.”

    She has 3 problems : her attitude with the crew on set,the attitude of her professional entourage ( her moms her) and her look ( she needs a new stylist)

  16. Lucy2 says:

    She offended people she worked for several times and never stepped up to apologize. I can’t say I blame them for not wanting to deal with her further. Yes people say stupid things, but you have to own up to it, try to make it right, and learn from it. She didn’t, and still isn’t. Combine that with the reported problems from her and her mother on sets, and the lousy material she produced when she was in a position of power, and I can’t say I’m surprised her career is where it’s at.

    • NeNe says:

      I say it’s too little to late! In my opinion, she is getting exactly what she deserves (pet food commercials.)

  17. JFresh says:

    I really feel bad for her. There is no freedom of speech in life. As humans we have to be always tiptoeing around gigantic egos. I mean– at the end of the day, what was actually so bad about what she said?

    • tracking says:

      I agree to a point, JFresh, but arrogance and entitlement, with no gratitude/humility, just doesn’t play. I don’t think her comments were that bad though–doubt a guy would even be pinged for them–seems more like her diva behavior on set is the real problem.

      • JFresh says:

        I agree with you agreeing to a point 😉

        I mean, yes, she was probably lacking perspective as well as gratitude/humility when she said those things. And that’s not a smart way to go about in human society. But you are right– a guy would not have had such a backlash most likely.

        I just dislike the culture of silence that human societies create. We get bored by how hard people in the public eye bend over backwards to be neutral and non-inflammatory to any one or any group. But this is why people can’t say what’s on their minds. We get punished for it. Permanently in her case, I’d say. That’s quite a price to pay for having an opinion.

    • holly hobby says:

      It’s more than words. Her momager and her were horrible to the cast and crew on almost all the projects she was on. Read the comments above from a producer who wanted to hire her. She is not worth upsetting the entire production.

  18. NeNe says:

    Too little too late. She thought she was too big for britches, and got a reality check…. And now, she’s doing pet food commercials. In my opinion, that’s the bottom of barrel.

    What’s that I smell…. DESPERATION!!!!

  19. JustJen says:

    She could teach Fauxpology 101.

  20. sayrah says:

    I listened to the interview and thought she came off better than she does here. Howard has a way of getting people to open up and they become more likeable for sure. I particularly liked the story of her going up to Seth Rogan in a restaurant and getting the cold shoulder. She also talked about her body dysmorphia and adopting her children. But that cover pic does nothing for her.

  21. Josefina says:

    I’m sure she truly regrets destroying her career like that.

  22. ell says:

    why does she style her hair like a 50 yo??

    • holly hobby says:

      Because mommy is her best friend and soulmate and mommy said if she looks good like that so will Katie! Seriously the woman does not have contemporary friends.

  23. Loo says:

    I do feel sorry for her in some ways and in some ways I do not.

    Male or female I’ve always loathed when actors trash the film or television show that made them a huge star in public. It doesn’t matter if it’s true it makes you look like an ungrateful backstabber. As far as Grey’s is concerned she could have complained behind the scenes and yet she chose to complain in public.

    I think KH could have overcome those gaffes if she weren’t alledgedly a complete pain behind the scenes and her movies continued to make money. One of her biggest issues was that the traditional romantic comedy died and she hadn’t proved that she could do anything else. Her not even trying to expand her horizons and play in dramas, when she was huge, was a terrible idea.

    • lucy2 says:

      The Grey’s thing is what really turned me off on her, the fact that she made a public statement denouncing the work of the show’s writers. If she really felt the writing and by extension her work was substandard, she should have been an adult and talked to the showrunner to try to improve things.

  24. Magnoliarose says:

    I don’t believe she’s in her position now because she is a woman. It is because she behaved like an a-hole and offended too many people. She never had enough blockbuster movies or high quality films to justify putting up with her or her nasty mother. People talk and ask about their experiences working with someone before they even consider them. Toxic sets ruin movies and she isn’t worth the trouble. People behind the scenes gossip and she offended power players and crew. You have no idea who knows who and what position a “nobody” will be in somewhere down the road. It’s a business where people hold grudges and are more than happy to wait to screw over the person who treated them like nothing years before.
    There are plenty of Sally Jesse Raphael lookalikes to take her place. Her style is busted beyond belief.

    • d says:

      Pretty much what I think too. Never had enough experience and contribution to roles in TV and movies that made enough money to give her leverage to get away with saying something so dumb. Diva attitude, costing production money, shafting people, causing toxic atmosphere, momanager and frankly, not THAT talented…who would want to work with her? In a place like Hollywood, flooded by fresh new faces every year? Come on. I think she still doesn’t get it actually; she won’t have a career resurgence. I honestly think she needs to throw in the towel and do something else.

  25. Ann says:

    Well, Knocked Up WAS sexist. So there is that.

    • Loo says:

      27 Dresses and The Ugly Truth were just as sexist if not more so than knocked up and yet she produced and starred in them.

      • Josefina says:

        I dont think anyone involved in the making of The Ugly Truth should be allowed to talk about gender. Ever. Im not one to be easily outraged but the sexism in that movie was something else.

    • anon33 says:

      Let’s face it-most rom coms are sexist.

  26. Teebee says:

    I think her lack of work has so little to do with those public gaffes than we’ll ever know. Someone posted a quote from a producer that was very revealing. Sounds like she has an enormous ego, a very established conceit, that spilled into the public eye with those interviews. Even now, she’s willing to address those public failings, perhaps only because those are the most memorable. But I doubt that’s why she lost work to date. She’s a perfect example of how disposable certain celebrities are, and that you roll the dice in show biz when you start believing your own hype.

    I bet she’d be as disliked and ostracized if she were in any industry, any field. It’s her personality, she’s so unaware, and she’ll be like this forever. She should be grateful though, she has some good flicks in the can, some will remember her fondly.

  27. Pandy says:

    Since I’ve been reading her blog I can’t hate on her. And she went to therapy. Maybe she’s learned a few things.

  28. JenniferJustice says:

    Therapy doesn’t seem to have taught her anything. More unapologetic apologies from this one – key word “unwittingly”. Like she didn’t know she was being an a$$hat at the time – any of those times. She knew she was offending, but she thought she was more important than she was/is and could get away with it. She thought she was untouchable, but the fact is she’s just another blondish so-so talented, so-so looking actress. They are a dime a dozen, so she got passed over for others who might only be so-so talented w/so-so looks, but who are appreciative and humble. She acted a diva and got a bad reputation fast. Now her career is in the pits.

    Also, what’s up with the valley talk? Like, like, take a vocabulary class. Her speak sounds like Shaggy from Scooby Doo….except he’s quite likable.

  29. Angel says:

    But also didn’t Grey’s bend over backwards to allow for her movie sched? If your work is doing that, think what you want but don’t trash them in public. And if you’re nominated, just be gracious.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes they doubled down on filming so she can go off and give us the Ugly Truth. She in turn went on Letterman and called out the producers for making her work 15 hour days. These are all well documented. I don’t think she can deny any of that.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    I really think it’s too late for Katherine to save her career with an apology tour. I was a huge fan back in 2007-08 but then she just kept being a jerk to everyone. She treats people terribly on the set and has a huge ego. No one in Hollywood wants to work with her.

  31. Christin says:

    Never burn bridges you may have to cross again someday.

    She had so many opportunities, it’s just too bad she didn’t consider all of this a few years ago. If she is someone who cannot take any criticism (however constructive), that’s very difficult to overcome with those who may have tried to help along the way.

  32. Gal says:

    My usual post whenever I read anything about her: Poor Josh.

  33. Gal says:

    Her Mom is not much of a manager if she can’t teach her (control) how and what to say in interviews. The most basic one is probably don’t trash the people that gave you a job.

  34. Castor & Pollux says:

    The therapy comment is what really did it for me. She said she was in therapy because she was under so much scrutiny and she was learning how to not take those things personally. Except it was all personal! I think it would have been more beneficial to her to be in therapy to focus on why people were saying those things and how she might use that criticism to become a better person. I mean, it’s not like one or two people were saying that she was entitled and acted up on set. She was getting the same comments over and over again. I can totally understand why she doesn’t get much work nowadays because I think she’s still the same person she always was.

  35. Meh says:

    You can’t have it both ways Catherine. You either make the big bucks to do the horribly written dreck on prime time, or you keep your integrity, stick with only quality roles, and likely stay a starving artist for your entire career. You don’t get to cash the fat paycheck and then turn around and trash the stupid project you signed onto. 🙄

  36. Edie says:

    I thought most of you were supposedly femaninsts?

    She was CORRECT about knocked up -the guys have all the fun and the women are shrews – as in most of those movies…. She has had a very bad run for speaking out

    • Snowflake says:

      Yes it was sexist. She read the script, she knew that and did the movie anyway. And got paid, then complained about it. THAT’S why people have a problem with what she said. It makes her look like a hypocrite and a whiner. She didn’t have a problem cashing the check.

      • Kate says:

        As she says, much of Knocked Up was improv or things worked out at short notice. Apatow often shoots enough for 3-4 films. She very likely shot a lot of scenes where her character was lighter and more fun, and got a surprise when she saw the film and barely any of that was in it. Even in the deleted scenes you can see evidence that context was cut out that explained her characters dourness in some scenes, and at least a few scenes were cut where she got to be funny and sweet.

        She also didn’t just decide one day to make a public statement about it, it was the big topic of conversation about the film and she was eventually asked. Yes she did worse films later, but it’s not like she personally took up the cause of feminism in film, she was asked once about a specific film that had been widely criticised, and she just agreed with the general consensus. If someone had asked her about the Ugly Truth or her other rom-coms I’m sure she’d have answered to that too, but a feminist rom-com is a rare thing and she doubtless wanted to work. Admitting something isn’t great it surely better than trying to convince people it’s empowering!

  37. NeNe says:

    I personally don’t think it’s a male/female issue. The problem is she’s a stuck up little twit with a broom stuck up her butt!!! She thought she was hot sh*t, and was quickly put in her place. She can’t act, and she bit that hand that fed her. She’s now bottom of the barrel where she belongs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!