Katherine Heigl in Michael Kors at the NBC Universal Summer TCA Tour 2014

Posted on July 14, 2014

Katherine-Heigl-Michael-Kors-NBC-Universal-Summer-TCA-Tour-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Katherine-Heigl-Michael-Kors-NBC-Universal-Summer-TCA-Tour-2014-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Katherine Heigl attends the NBC Universal Summer TCA Tour 2014 in Beverly Hills, California in a Michael Kors cap-sleeve linen dress paired with Manolo Blahnik shoes.





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  • Kathy Marlow

    She looks good enough, for the event. I just think “UGH, go away” when I see her.

    • HomeOfficeGirl

      Back to back reactions with Gwynie right before her. Attack of the annoying-boring blonds!!

      • marlie

        Annoying-boring *bitchy* blondes.

    • frannyprof

      Same. The only reason I give her any credit (just a smidge) and don’t full out hate her is because of her work with animal rescue.

    • demidaemon

      Same. Not that I dislike her that much, but she tends to cause “fail” with every project she picks (minus Grey’s Anatomy, at least at the start), so I say, “Why bother?”

      • oldscrumby

        Considering what a plot-suck she was on that show it’s probably more a case of they got rid of her before she could do too much damage.

        • demidaemon

          Well, to be fair, she wasn’t at the start (when I actually watched the show before I had to give up most medically related stuff for squicky-ness), but, eventually, yes, though I do wonder if Shondra (sp?) Rhimes (sp?) just started giving her bad plotlines in an attempt to get her to quit.

    • MK03

      How long do you think it will take for her to start bad-mouthing whatever she’s shilling here?

  • MoHub

    Kors has become very ordinary, hasn’t he?

    • holla

      he has always been office place wearable

      • MoHub

        I agree, but he’s become more ordinary as the years have progressed. And thinking that he was judging new designers on fashion forwardness makes me laught.

        • holla

          I never understood why he’s on PR. I always thought PR was supposed to be avant-garde. The only reason I can think of is that he does make women’s clothes look tailored and flattering even if it’s ordinary. maybe he’s good with proportions?

          • Lower L

            While I don’t watch PR, I’ve seen enough TLo posts to realize that “good with proportions” is not in every designer’s (or stylist’s) skill set. This dress fits her like a glove.

          • MoHub

            I love his stuff, but while I’d wear most of it, I just don’t see it as cutting edge or ahead of any curve.

          • holla

            yes I agree, in fact I have a bunch of his stuff, and always thought it looks great for wearing to work.

        • YoungSally

          He’s not cutting edge — he’s more in the same boat as Ralph Lauren. I think he’s on because he knows the business end of fashion. He knows what sells and is editorial and damn the guy makes clothing that does not fall apart (at least when I could afford to buy the stuff).

          • formerlyAnon

            And, he’s mildly entertaining and likable on t.v. and willing to do it. Two attributes not a given with a recognizable fashion name.

    • maxxman

      Become? His clothes always looked very “mature” to me.

    • Kent Roby

      I think that the simplicity of Kors could work well with Rashida Jones.

  • Mothra

    Yawn. At least it is weather appropriate I guess.

    • kfizz

      I stop at just “Yawn.”

  • Shalhevet

    This is really cute look, except for the shoes. Ankles up is fresh, summery, flattering.

    • CelandineM

      I figured at least the shoes weren’t suede, black, platform-hoofed, nude or bow trimmed; thus I gave them a pass.

  • MilaXX

    This is the first time in a long time I felt a little sorry for Ms. Lacking in self-awareness. Apparently this panel got *really* awkward when someone demanded to know why she has such a rep for being difficult. as for the look, it’s fine, it’s summer and these panels aren’t a supper dressy event.

    • Lori

      I have severe secondary embarrassment, so I felt a little bad for her as well. And then I remembered all the stories about how miserable she’s made people working with her and I got over it. People have been talking about how difficult she is for years and she really ought to have had an answer ready for that question. I suppose she assumed everyone would be too polite to go there, but it was a press event, not a tea party.

      • kimmeister

        Oh man, what was that awesome German word I learned from this site that means “secondary embarrassment”? Google tells me it is “Fremdschämen.”

        • CelandineM

          Gotta love the German language for creating these words. I shall put that into my lexicon along with Freudenschade.

          • kimmeister

            Is that different from Schadenfreude?

          • Sophie

            Fremdschämen means that you get embarrassed for others, Schadenfreude means that you take pleasure in others’ difficulties. Both very useful words.

          • kimmeister

            Yes I know, but the person I replied to said “Freudenschade” not “Schadenfreude.” The latter is one of my favorite words.

          • Sophie

            Sorry, I understood that afterwards, but I couldn’t delete the comment.

      • Did you see this on the internet? I can’t find it. If so, could you help me with google directions?

        • Lori

          It came up on my feed the day it happened, but I can’t find it now, which is odd.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Pretty dress. Her hair and makeup aren’t so great. I would expect her to want to make more of an impact. This is more of a pretty-suburban-mom look.

    • Ginmaru

      Maybe she is trying to look more relateable especially considering her poor reputation as a diva without a clue.

    • teensmom99

      Now I realize why I, a suburban mom, think “oh I could wear that.” It’s a normal person outfit. Not knock your socks off, just normal. And she might th be going for that.

    • decormaven

      Maybe she’s planning a Parking Lot Tour. Dear, you may be full of contrition, but Reece already has mapped out that forty for her own.

      • Mothra

        Do you think her Mom still dresses her?

  • She looks like the wax museum statue of herself: identifiable, but not really lifelike. This is appropriate for summer, and fits her nicely, but a big “so what?” in my book.

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  • Anna

    *twirl* “I am an ABSOLUTE delight to work with, promise!”

  • SugarSnap108

    I know this is a casual event, but this is so, so dull. And I hate the mini-pompadour hair, especially from the front.

    • sundaynightaddict

      The hair is always awful. Always.

  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    Serving up Marilyn from the neck down, but Marilyn did it better.

    (is it ironic how Marilyn’s persona was so “Love me” and now Heigl’s sort of emulating her?)

  • Capt. Renault

    My main takeaway from this is that somehow Heigl is still in the business. Who knew?

    • Kent Roby

      I never could understand why she was given one starring role after another, with so many actresses around that are really talented and charismatic.

      • Capt. Renault

        Casting an attractive blonde of moderate talent (and someone fresh, who isn’t difficult) should be Page 1 of a casting director’s handbook. It’s not like there’s a shortage of them.

  • Jessica Freeman

    So many fun things to be done with this dress and she goes for the most boring route. Not exactly surprising…but still.

  • Rhonda Shore

    Cute but ordinary. Looks off-the-rack,

    • kimmeister

      At least her rack is well supported!

    • Gatto Nero

      Like so many Kors designs.

  • gabbilevy

    She looks fine, but am I alone in thinking she should lean in to her reputation a bit, if only to play into her character for this show? Go the Olivia Pope route? The show looks kind of terrible, and could probably use the controversy.

  • Froggae

    “Look at meeeeee… I’m Sandra Deeeeeee….”

  • d4divine

    I don’t know if she’s actually difficult or folks say that because she speaks her mind. I do agree with her on her assessment of Judd Apatow movies. He’s treated like a comedy god yet nobody, except Heigl, addresses the fact that women are portrayed as shrewish in his movies. It’s as if because his movies are successful he is immune to criticism.

    • rhône

      thank you for saying this

    • Wink

      His movies are juvenile. No doubt about that. It just seems hypocritical of her to take the role (and the paycheck), then criticize it later. Didn’t she read the script before filming started?

      • sundaynightaddict

        THAT’S the problem exactly. She has a nasty habit of biting the hand that feeds her.

        • Wink

          Oh yeah… Grey’s Anatomy.

    • Lori

      I’ve known a couple of people who have worked on her projects and according to them, she’s actually difficult. She is right about Apatow movies and she was right about Izzy’s crappy storyline on GA and it’s annoying that those are things people apparently can’t say. However, she’s partly to blame for the fact that no one listens to her about those things. As Wink noted, she took the paycheck(s). Also, when you’re a nasty PITA you make yourself easy to dismiss. When you treat people like crap they’re not going to support you when you go out on a limb. When you kick down when you’re on top, people aren’t going to feel sorry for you when you fall.

      • Introspective

        so both the double standard against women in hollywood (surprise surprise) and her own personality flaws share the blame for her precipitous fall from grace. what still bugs is that this is a case of the messenger getting not just killed but her corpse being skewered in the streets.

        she took the checks, yes. i hear what folks are saying about the hypocrisy in her signing up for such work. but i kinda feel like in that industry unless you go the arthouse route and wait forever for your big oscar-ish break, you take what work you can get to be relevant. this is all rough, because her absolutely true message about the bullshit storylines for women is being lost in the sauce of the horror stories about her attitude. and i wonder if she’s *so* much worse than the rest of the probable legions of difficult actors out there, or if her difficulty is played up as a way to drown out the message she tried to send.

        well hey she still has more money than i’ll ever have from grey’s syndication and a nyquil commercial so let me waste no more time agonizing over this…

        • Lori

          I think her being a PITA absolutely gets talked about so much more than other people’s because she’s a woman. The friends who don’t like her can and do tell similar stories about
          other actors who don’t get nearly as much yakkty yak about being

          Hollywood is incredibly sexist and society in general let’s men get away with a lot more shit. That’s totally not OK. I also think it’s likely that at least on a subconscious level a lot of people latched on to the idea of her being difficult in order to curry favor with the powerful players she critisized, and that’s not OK either. Still doesn’t change the fact that she’s an entitled PITA even by Hollywood standards and that she’s often really crappy to people who don’t have the power to stand up for themselves.

          It’ll be interesting to see how she handles the press going forward if her show doesn’t get cancelled right away.

          • mixedupfiles

            Right, she’s clearly a victim of sexism, awful as she may be.

            But punching down is I think the unmitigatable sin. (Admittedly, she also punches sideways and up — I think this is what’s called being a grade A bitch.) Jane Q. Public is all too familiar with that isht, and however familiar the sexism might also be, the punching remains the more visceral offense.

          • Lori

            I love your username. That book is the best.

          • demidaemon

            I’m rereading The Celluloid Closet right now, and, in comparison with this, it’s really sad to see how much Hollywood hasn’t changed, despite what they pretend to show to the outside world. (Sexist, heterosexist, and slighty homophobic) 🙁

        • Anna

          I hear what you’re saying. But to me there’s a difference between speaking your mind and coming across as greedy and ungrateful. Can’t speak for others, but I would still feel the same way about her if she were a man. To go back to the biting the hand that feeds you example, she could’ve just bowed out gracefully and not renewed her contract with Grey’s. I don’t think anyone would’ve faulted her accepting the paycheques she was getting from her then-promising film career. But instead, she renewed her contract, took a pay raise, AND then complained and tried to get off the show after. I think people would’ve been more inclined to listen to her speak her mind if she didn’t act so entitled.

    • decormaven

      My take from the reported information is that the combination of her comments, along with the actions of her mother/agent, have not boded well for Ms. Heigl. Hollywood may overlook/”forgive” an actor’s “eccentricities” if the PR team is well-accepted/greases the wheels. My sense is that there is no love lost for the way the mom/agent has handled the business; added to Ms. Heigl’s actions, it comes out to an unacceptable deal for many people. Ms. Heigl most definitely needs a copy of BMODM.

    • MK03

      I have to disagree. I haven’t seen all his movies, but Knocked Up paints Seth Rogen’s character in a far worse light than hers. She has a pretty high-status job and has her shit together, whereas he’s an unemployed stoner idiot with no money and no real inclination to grow up. I never felt that she was “shrewish”, as she said. She was incredibly frustrated with a partner who wasn’t keeping up his end of the bargain. If my boyfriend was sitting around getting stoned all day and trying to start a Mr. Skin ripoff business while I was pregnant and bringing in all the money, I’d be pissed too.

      • d4divine

        Did we see the same movie. He wasn’t her boyfriend, she got pregnant after a one night stand. Rogan’s character was a lovable loser and Heigl was the shrill career girl. It wasn’t nearly as deep as you’re portraying it.

        • MK03

          No, I don’t think we did see the same movie. You really didn’t catch that they started dating after she got pregnant? He even thought about proposing to her at one point.

          • d4divine

            I am basing my opinion on the several Apatow movies that I’ve seen, which have had the recurring theme that Heigl, who I agree with, references. The romanticized notions of Knocked Up aside.

  • Danielle

    How did she get an invite?

  • Glam Dixie

    Hate her hair like that, love the dress but not to fond of the shoes with it. She just seems insufferable.

  • bunnydiet

    Finally a beautiful outfit a normal person would wear.

  • SewingSiren

    This dress says ” I’m a nice person and great to work with too.”

    • decormaven


  • KT

    That dress is really flattering on her, gotta say. Hair and makeup are shitty, though. And don’t pose like that — you’re only reminding everyone that you’re an asshole.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    Is that Ashley Judd impersonating Katherine Heigl?

  • decormaven

    That is some realy unflattering eye make-up.

  • luludexter

    love the dress but some higher impact shoes & belt would have gone a long way here…

  • LibKat

    Really like the dress on her and the big, chunky watch adds some personality, but she needs to fire whoever did that to her head. She is on my irrational hate list and even I wouldn’t do that to her.

  • Alyssa

    You shouldn’t pose holding your skirt out unless you’re under the age of, let’s say, 10.

    • kimmeister

      Or are Helen Mirren and therefore awesome.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    I think she looks good in this dress, but the hair isn’t right for it.

  • marlie

    Very nice. Basic, but it all works. I kind of want that dress for myself now.

  • DuBey2

    I think MK, like many other designers, looks best on A cups only.

  • She looks cute enough, but that posing is ROUGH. Also, I think her hair gays don’t like her very much.

  • evave2

    She looks very nice; I prefer her shoes to the model shoes (I am beginning to hate pedestal heels — does anybody know what they are really called?)

    • Beardslee

      Whatever they’re called, I think your name is the one to beat!

    • alyce1213

      Platforms, no? (Her shoes are 1000x better)

  • Josephine Koster

    Posing for her Madame Tussaud’s statue?

  • AlisonS

    She’s on my Irrational Hate List. I’ve never been a fan, as I can’t see her as anything resembling a human being… cranky pants are on this Monday apparently.

  • Renee

    I would type something witty, but the boredom of the dress is making me slee….

  • Jeezy creezy, that is Not Her Hair. No one wants the illusion that they are balding. The dress is quite flattering, but not when she holds it out like she’s doing Ballet Folklorico. The shoes are very “Realtor to the Upper Crust.” I wish the belt were an actual color. All of the competing browns and golds here are giving me a headache. They don’t have to match (and probably shouldn’t) but the accessories should at least coordinate! Final note: too much bronzer on the cheeks.

  • alyce1213

    I’m neither a fan nor a detractor. Her situation is complicated. She looks great here. Love the little belt and the beautiful shoes with the dress.

  • Imasewsure

    Yes this is a lot of BK Hate List action today. She looks fine though

  • mjmiller77

    She pulls off the blah boring dress really well, but her hair and makeup need help… brown cheeks?!?!

  • decormaven

    Thanks for the link. I’m curious about the situation; however, I wish the show the best of luck, especially since Alfre Woodard is in it.

  • crash1212

    Cute dress in need of a hair and makeup redo.

  • smh4748

    It’s cute, if pretty unremarkable–it looks a lot like a dress you could get at Banana Republic. I’m not loving that ponytail though.

  • gayle

    Thank you for the link, it is nice to hear the context from the person who actually asked the question. I agree her approach seems to be the right one of acknowledging a double standard when it comes to men and women in Hollywood while also being honest about the fact that she and her mom may not be the easiest people to deal with.

  • demidaemon

    That first pose just makes her look five. And her hair is awful. I don’t think the dress was a bad choice, but she has no clue how to work it.

  • seventeenwest

    That is an “I’m-breezy-and-carefree-don’t-mind-me-while-I-rehab-my-image” attempt if I ever saw one.

    Also, hate the shoes. They scream Lady Wall Street, not Picnic Dress, to me.

  • deech_sea

    I like the clean look of the dress but not so much the hair or make up.

  • Man Dala

    “I’m easy, breezy, beautiful” (emphasis on EASY).

  • MM4321

    Considering she probably borrowed the dress from her mom, she looks very cute.

  • Sophie

    I like the dress and earrings. Is that dress no too bland for an actress at work, though?

  • Melmmmendes

    Man do I want to see that dress on someone else

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  • MichelleRafter

    Love the shoes.

  • JynxTheCat

    why does her fae look too big for her head in these pix? Also stop with the dopey school girl first time in a dress posing goon! It is however a cute dress.

  • Mr. J.

    Would she just go away?

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  • TLJezebel

    I want those earrings now.

  • formerlyAnon

    It took me forever to click on this because her hair/head/neckline varied (top down) from awful to uninspired. Then I click and see a rather cute little dress, if nothing earth shattering. Her shoes are light years better with it than the model’s.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    It’s interesting how much more oomph that dress has on Heigl than it does on the model: definitely an instance where having a larger breast size suits the garment (and considering that most dresses seem made for models who barely have a cup size at all…). Hate her hair, but her smile almost makes up for it.

  • Gorengirl

    Impeccable..Great look