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  • Katherine Heigl on Her Diva Reputation: 'I Don't See Myself as Difficult'

    Dave Nemetz at Yahoo TV3 hrs ago

    Katherine Heigl is retuning to TV on NBC's new fall drama State of Affairs — but she still can't escape her reputation as a showbiz diva.

    At NBC's summer press tour today, a reporter asked Heigl directly about the many controversies that have surrounded the actress, including her abrupt departure from Grey's Anatomy in 2010 and comments she recently made to Marie Claire UK that her Hollywood career "suddenly turned on me."

    Heigl seemed rather flustered by the question, taking a long pause before asking the reporter to repeat it. As he did, co-star Alfre Woodard leaned over to Heigl to whisper some advice, but Heigl still stammered through a long-winded defense of her behavior on set.

    "I certainly don't see myself as being difficult," Heigl finally said. "I think it's important for everyone to conduct themselves professionally and kindly. If I ever disappointed someone, it was never intentional."

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  • Emmys 2014 Burning Qs: Why Fallon and Not Leno for 'Tonight'? Biggest Emmy Loser Ever? Double-Dipper Odds?

    Leslie Gornstein at Yahoo TV3 days ago

    Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show got nominated but not Jay Leno's. Isn't it technically the same show, since the transition happened during the Emmy eligibility window? Is it unprecedented that one version of the same show got nominated but another didn't?

    The two late-night gabfests were treated as different entities because, in the words of an Emmys spokeswoman, "They're two different shows."

    Look: The Emmy gods don't care about series names — even though the monikers in this case are actually different. The current Tonight is, quite technically, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . But the point is moot. When it comes to the Variety category, Emmy officials care about series talent. Producers, mostly.

    "Fallon and Leno are two different shows because all of the creative personnel are different," says David Bushman, TV curator at the Paley Center for Media. "I really don't see any validation in calling it the same show."

    [Related: 2014 Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises]

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