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NEW YORK (AP) — Katherine Heigl is still adjusting to the change in her “Grey’s Anatomy” character, Dr. Izzie Stevens.
As “Grey’s” watchers know, Izzie has been having an open affair with her married best friend, Dr. George O’Malley, causing a world of pain for his surgeon-wife, Callie.
“That was a kind of a big change for Izzie, wasn’t it, after she was so up on her moral high ground,” the 29-year-old actress says in Vanity Fair’s upcoming January issue. “They really hurt somebody, and they didn’t seem to be taking a lot of responsibility for it. I have a really hard time with that kind of thing. I’m maybe a little too black-and-white about it.”
Heigl, who won an Emmy for her role in September, says she doesn’t “really know Izzie very well right now. … I’m trying to figure her out and keep her real.”
Heigl also offers some critical remarks about last summer’s smash comedy “Knocked Up,” co-starring Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd.
“It was a little sexist,” she says. “It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. … Ninety-eight percent of the time it was an amazing experience, but it was hard for me to love the movie.”
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards will be held in Las Vegas for a sixth year, but will move from Tuesday night to Sunday.
The program will be staged May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“Las Vegas is an ideal place for the Academy to showcase country music’s best and we couldn’t be happier to have the show on a Sunday night,” Academy Executive Director Bob Romero said on Monday.
He said a schedule would be announced for the nights of country music concerts on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas and the star-studded motorcycle ride for the ACM’s charitable fund.
The awards show will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. EDT on the CBS Television Network with a delayed telecast at 8 p.m. PDT on the West Coast. A host, award nominees and performers will be announced later.
Academy of Country Music: http://www.acmcountry.com/content/index.php
Published in The Messenger 12.04.07