Seth Rogen Is Totally Calling Katherine Heigl Out

By: Betsy Waldman / July 31, 2009

Uh-oh! We smell a cat fight!

Wonder-boy Seth Rogen and producer Judd Apatow, the new King Midas of comedy, have launched a counter-attack on Katherine Heigl because of the remarks she made to Vanity Fair in 2007 stating that their movie Knocked Up “paints the women as shrews” and the men as “lovable”.

The pair, whose film Funny People opens Friday, agree that she is a hypocrite for doing The Ugly Truth, which they consider to be far more sexist.

“I hear there’s a scene where she’s wearing … Underwear … with a vibrator in it, so I’d have to see if that was uplifting for women,” quipped Apatow on Thursday’s Howard Stern radio show.

However, he does give her the benefit of the doubt, going on record as saying she “probably was doing six hours of interviews and kissing everyone’s a**, and then just got tired and slipped a little bit”.

Rogen was quick to add, “I didn’t slip and I was doing f*cking interviews all day too … I didn’t say sh*t!”

To add to the puzzlement, the duo claim that Heigl improvised many of her lines, and that she “could not have been cooler” about how the movie was going.

But don’t expect a face-to-face shouting match anytime soon.

“It all depends on how much coffee I have had that day,” Apatow said. “If I was fighting… with someone else about something I may handle it wrong, and if I’m in like total Buddha mood, I’d be like ‘I feel sad that she hasn’t learned the lesson of her journey yet.'”

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