Hollywood Execs Say Katherine Heigl Is ‘difficult’ And ‘not Worth’ Working With: Biggest Celebrity Brat?

Katherine Heigl

The shop-the first in Los Angeles-will give moviegoers, visitors and locals a chance to experience Ghirardelli’s world-famous hot fudge sundaes, shakes, floats, and delicious assortment ofchocolates and beautifully wrapped gifts. Each guest will also enjoy a complimentary sample of the signature Ghirardelli SQUARES chocolate. The Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop and Disney Studio Store will be located next to the legendary El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Boulevard), and will be open seven days a week. “Ghirardelli Chocolate is honored to join Disney on Hollywood Boulevard to bring visitors and moviegoers an unforgettable experience,” said Marty Thompson, President and CEO of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. “We have been bringing quality chocolate to the public for over 160 years, and this iconic location in the heart of Hollywood is the perfect place to continue the tradition.” To celebrate the opening, Ghirardelli Chocolate and Disney will feature a specially created sundae treat for the opening of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new animated movie “Frozen” this November. In future months, Ghirardelli Chocolate will create original ice cream sundaes for select film releases, providing El Capitan moviegoers with a unique Ghirardelli experience. The new soda fountain and chocolate shop joins the existing Disney Studio Store which offers an assortment of classic Disney character souvenirs, merchandise from current film releases playing at El Capitan Theatre, highly sought after collectible pins, and a large selection of Blu-Ray and DVD home entertainment. “The El Capitan Theatre has always been about giving guests the ultimate entertainment experience. And now, with Ghirardelli, an extraordinary experience becomes even more unforgettable,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, Worldwide Special Events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. “Families and movie lovers from all over can come to the El Capitan, see a great Disney movie, and enjoy a memorable, delicious after-movie treat. We’re thrilled to welcome Ghirardelli Chocolate to Hollywood. Ghirardelli chocolate and a Disney movie at the El Cap: How sweet it is!” The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products who recently celebrated 160 years of chocolate making. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has an incredibly rich American history. As the country’s longest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli has established its position as America’s Premium Chocolate Company and one of few companies who control the entire bean to bar process. Ghirardelli currently owns and operates 18 retail stores in five states, including the original Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop located in San Francisco’s historic Ghirardelli Square, and inside Disney’s California Adventure Park at Disneyland Resort.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to Open 11/15 on Hollywood Boulevard

REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES) Actress Katherine Heigl poses at the premiere of the movie “Marley & Me” at the Mann Village theatre in Westwood, California December 11, 2008. The movie opens in the U.S. on December 25. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES)Reuters Next Slide Previous Slide Katherine Heigl has never thought of herself as America’s sweetheart. And apparently, neither has anyone else. According to an expose in The Hollywood Reporter, a handful of industry insiders all agree that the “Knocked Up” star is often too “difficult” to work with and ultimately, “not worth it.” That’s gotta hurt. SODAHEAD SLIDESHOW: The biggest celebrity brats of all time One insider elaborates on Heigl’s alleged diva demands: “She can cost you time every single day of shooting… Wardrobe issues, not getting out of the trailer, questioning the script every single day. Even getting her deal closed at Warners was hard. She hit that point of ‘no.'” The article even makes the case that Heigl’s difficulty has forced her off of Hollywood’s “A list” — making roughly $12 million on a given movie — and back onto the small screen. But is the former “Grey’s Anatomy” actress the biggest celebrity brat you can think of? Surely, there’s tons of divas in the industry. Kristen Stewart isn’t exactly the sweet girl-next-door. Mariah Carey is often regarded in the industry as being a diva. And don’t even get us started on Miley Cyrus.

‘The Collaboration’ knocks Hollywood too hard

As Urwand explains, the goal at first was nationalism. Nazi-led demonstrations drove the anti-war film “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930) from German theaters. Universal Pictures eventually agreed to reissue worldwide prints of the winner of the best-picture Oscar. Scenes of frightened German soldiers and other actions deemed hurtful to German national pride were trimmed. After Hitler became chancellor, in 1933, the Nazi representative in Los Angeles persuaded movie executives to change scripts, edit films and avoid or abandon some projects. The proposed anti-Hitler movie “The Mad Dog of Europe” drew the Nazis’ ire and was never made. When Warner Bros. ignored objections to the war film “Captured!” (1933), its movies were banned in Germany from then on. A new goal emerged: keeping Jews off movie screens when practical. Nazi censors removed MGM’s “The Prizefighter and the Lady” (1933) from German theaters because its star, boxer Max Baer, was a Jew portraying a heroic winner. Later, Jewish names would be cut from the credits of American films and a blacklist of individuals anti-fascist artists as well as Jews would be threatened. By 1936, only three of eight leading U.S. studios MGM, 20th Century-Fox and Paramount were still willing or able to work with the Nazis. They continued to give in to Nazi concerns about anti-fascist films. MGM sanitized the plot of “Three Comrades” (1938), moved the setting to the pre-Nazi era and made other changes as the pressure continued.