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A Prescription for Vigorous Debate: Katherine Heigl vs. Duane Reade

ShutterstockKatherineHeiglOver at Yahoo Celebrity, there’s an exclamation point in the headline. On Twitter, folks like Piers Morgan are leading the incredulous charge.

Never mind that most of the coverage seems to not understand that in these sorts of legal matters, the plaintiff starts with a figure that is intentionally outrageous and eventually, usually settles from there. This particular Google News trail stems from Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl‘s Wednesday NYC court filing against pharmacy chain Duane Reade:

The actress is said to be livid that photographs of her leaving the New York store last month carrying several shopping bags were used by the company, which tweeted the snap along with the caption: ‘Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC’s favorite drugstore.’

The complaint said she was photographed in March near a Duane Reade store in New York while filming a new television series.

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Goldderby.com Generates Another Sparkling Awards Season Scoop

Here’s a vivid reminder of just how well Tom O’Neil and his group of goldderby.com editors know the Emmy Awards beat.

Thanks to a recent Skype discussion between O’Neil, Chris Beachum, Matt Noble and Daniel Montgomery about the Best Supporting Comedy Actor chances of New Girl’s Max Greenfield (pictured), the performer’s Hollywood agents realized the wrong episode had been submitted on the co-star’s behalf. Instead of “Control,” which Greenfield’s reps had selected, the DVD reproduction house somehow pressed copies of the episode “Bad in Bed.” Tipped by Gold Derby, the TV  Academy worked with the actor’s team to remedy the mistake and get new discs out to voters with special instructions in time for the September 17 deadline.

“It’s definitely one of Gold Derby’s top ten scoops,” O’Neil tells FishbowlLA via telephone. “But nothing will likely surpass our story about Katherine Heigl lashing out at her writers after having withdrawn from Emmy consideration for Grey’s Anatomy. She was ticked off at her writers, and then there was that whole backlash against her after the story broke.”

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New Art Director at Scholastic Parent & Child

Carolyn Veith Krienke has been named art director at Scholastic Parent & Child magazine where she will report to Nick Friedman, editor-in-chief.

Veith Krienke joins Scholastic Parent & Child from Martha Stewart Weddings, where she served as senior art director since 2009.  Previously, she was a senior designer with Real Simple magazine.

“We are delighted to welcome Carolyn to the Scholastic Parent & Child team,” says Friedman.  “Her creative vision, bringing brighter pages and stronger imagery to the magazine, results in a playful yet sophisticated publication for today’s modern mom.”

Veith Krienke’s work will debut in the February 2012 issue, which features actress Katherine Heigl on the cover.

Katherine Heigl Discusses Her Bad Reputation

In an interview with KTLA’s Sam Rubin, Katherine Heigl addressed her image problems.

 

The Sunday NY Times interview Rubin refers to outlines pretty plainly how Heigl screwed up her rep – by (gasp!) speaking her mind:

When she told Vanity Fair that her 2007 movie “Knocked Up” was “a little bit sexist” — well, duh — the blowback was swift and severe, culminating with her co-star from that film, Seth Rogen, trashing her on Howard Stern’s radio show. Then Ms. Heigl complained about the quality of writing on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Again, duh: Shonda Rhimes, the creator of that show, had Ms. Heigl’s character, Izzie, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on a deer.

But Ms. Heigl was quickly branded a traitor. In a Hollywood twist, her publicist fired her.

The moral of the story – Hollywood likes its blondes to just sit there and look pretty. You listening, ladies?

Film Threat Unveils 50 Most Frigid In Hollywood

heath.jpgFilm Threat, the snarky, biting answer to the film industry’s constant inhouse sniping, opens its 50 Most Frigid in Hollywood with Heath Ledger and the politically incorrect, bad taste query: “Why so deceased?”

Heath Ledger was an actor on the climb, albeit a rather subtle one, to the upper ranks of his profession. While “10 Things I Hate About You” and “A Knight’s Tale” weren’t necessarily Oscar-contenders, at least one of them was based on Shakespeare. And while playing second fiddle to Mel Gibson in “The Patriot” wasn’t a star-making turn, playing the skin flute with Jake Gyllenhaal in “Brokeback Mountain” and playing pseudo-Bob Dylan in “I’m Not There” were worthy of increased respect and recognition. Everything was pointing up and Ledger’s role as the Joker was the prize fruit he’d been climbing towards.

The pesky mag goes on to bemoan:

Carmen Electra: Mindless tits and ass have their place in society, but her body has been duping people into paying for shit cinema for far too long, and it’s not even as if folks are paying to see her naked! We’re not saying the only good Carmen Electra is a naked Carmen Electra (okay, maybe we are), but how bad is it when Pamela Anderson is making more informed, and memorable, career decisions?

Pacino and De Niro: “Everybody said how great it was that De Niro was getting together with Pacino again after teaming up in ‘Heat,’ conveniently forgetting that one of the things that made ‘Heat’ so effective was the fact they were only in one scene together…”

Katherine Heigl: “It’s so simple it’s cliche, but if she doesn’t have anything nice to say, and she wants to keep working, she might want to shut up…”

You said it, Film Threat…

The Envelope: Katherine Heigl Quits Emmy Race

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Don’t let the fact that the WGA showed up for the SAG solidarity thing fool you, actors and writers are not friends. Not even close.

Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl bowed out of the Emmy race this year because:

“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.”

This Just In: Men Like The Same Shows Girls Do. But For Different Reasons

_2006_02 February_09_Pictures_08A Al Bundy.jpgIt took TV Guide and Spike TV money, time and marketing research effort to figure out what Desperate Housewives casting agents knew instinctively (and Sex and the City agents did not): Men will watch chick shows if the chicks on those shows are sufficiently hot.

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FBLA Goes to the Party: The Advocate’s 40th

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The Advocate celebrated 40 years with an splashy cover and a much splashier party last night at Republic.

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Ann Cooper, Kimberly Pierce, T Cooper, and Felicia Limas posed for the camera.

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Perez Hilton might think about dyeing the chin rug to match the drapes.

We looked around for Rex Lee, but no luck. And conspicuous by her absence was Margaret Cho–is she no longer gay-friendly?

Arts editor Corey Scholibo was easy to spot in an easily-spotted white suit. God we miss disco. Ashley Jones didn’t get our reference.
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Jane Lynch told us about her VH1 pilot, her dogs, and her new film with Eric McCormick.

Greg Hernandez chatted with Marcellos Reynolds about evil Dick winning Big Brother. Or maybe an evil dick? Not sure.
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Writer Deborah Behrens discussed the changes at Whole Life Times and we agreed that Abigail Lewis is sorely missed.

Katherine Heigl, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, editor Anne Stockwell and TR Knight were all suitable festive. Knight was like Prom King all night.
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And TMZ got suckered by a Lance Ito lookalike.

(Photos from JPI Studios and Wireimage. Thanks!)