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Heigl vs. Apatow at box offices, amid snipes


If their comments on Thursday to radio host Howard Stern are any indication, it looks like writer/director/producer Judd Apatow  and his protege Seth Rogen  are still sore over a comment Katherine Heigl  made about their 2007 movie “Knocked Up .” Heigl has said the movie, which she starred-in opposite Rogen, was a “little sexist” because it made women look like “shrews” and men seem “lovajudd-apatowble.”

The comment has generated controversy ever since she made it in 2007, with some praising Heigl for taking a feminist stand, and others accusing her of being ungrateful.

On Friday, Apatow’s film “Funny People ,” which stars Adam Sandler and Rogen, opens at theaters and will compete with Heigl’s star vehicle “The Ugly Truth,” which was No. 3 at the U.S. and Canada box offices last weekend with a $27.6 million debut.

On Howard Stern’s show on SIRIUS XM Radio, Apatow and Rogen took some jibes at Heigl and “The Ugly Truth,” which is about a career woman (Heigl) who relies on a boorish man (Gerard Butler) for dating advice, as the two become more than just friends.

From “Potter” to “Proposal,” some fan favorites at the movies


Disney’s animated family flm “G-Force” took the U.S. box office crown over the weekend, just barelypotter1 squeaking by the new “Harry Potter” movie. Last week, we were in Florida talking to fans about their favorite movies, and this past weekend, we were back on Hollywood boulevard. Here’s what some of them said about their favorite flicks of recent weeks.

(video by Marc Price)