I've loved Katherine Heigl since her days as Izzie #1 on Roswell (I'm a Roswell geek, as you should know) and when she was in the awesomeness that was Bride of Chucky. She was great for a while on Grey's Anatomy as Issie #2. Even though I don't watch that show anymore - a great deal because of Heigl's storyline being one of the worst jumping-the-shark moments I've ever witnessed in my time - she was still kicking goals on the big screen in movies like Knocked Up and 27 Dresses. Not to mention her quote about Knocked Up being "a little sexist", something that feels even more appropriate in the light of all those repulsively misogynistic Sex and the City reviews (it's perfectly okay for slobby "boys" boys to act the way they do and get the girl in the end, but have women sit around talking about sex while wearing expensive designer clothes and it's offensively repugnant).
Yet, Heigl still finds time to be even more amazing than previously thought. Take, for instance, the news today that she has eliminated herself from Emmy consideration - remember, she won last year - because of, and I'm paraphrasing here, how shit her storyline became.
"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."
Okay, so that bit about the "integrity" of the Emmy Academy is clearly a bit of a lark (since they don't have any in the first place), but I'm shocked that she - or anyone for that matter - would come out and blast the show that gave her her fame to the majority of her fanbase (we true fans know our favourite Izzie was the awkwardly hot alien from Roswell) as not having "given (her) the material" to be worthy of a nomination. If only other awards contenders were that candid. Can you imagine Jamie Foxx saying "No, no, don't nominate me for Collateral in Best Supporting Actor. I am actually the co-lead"? Didn't think so.
"In addition, I did not want to potentially take away an opportunity from an actress who was given such materials," Heigl continued, turning the knife in the gullet of "Grey's" Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes.
Seriously. She's so right! I don't know what stupid-arsed storylines they came up with this season, but that Izzie/George/Callie storyline was atrocious. How come a character (that'd be Izzie) could go from grieving about "the love of her life" (that'd be Denny) to having an adultrous affair with her apparently new "love of her life" (that'd be George) in a few brief weeks.
And to further prove my point, here is a clip of Katherine on Letterman talking about being molested by puppets - NO JOKE!