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Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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A friendly reminder to actresses who grace the cover of Vanity Fair: Your words may be recorded. And then repeated. Loudly.

Knocked Up star Katherine Heigl became the third actress in recent memory forced to do some backtracking after she declared summer hit Knocked Up "a little sexist" in the mag's latest issue. First, Heigl noted that the movie "paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as goofy, fun-loving guys." Then—perhaps wary that she'd never be invited to participate in a Judd Apatow cash cow again—she told Us Weekly that she was just "responding to previous reviews about the movie the interviewer brought to my attention ... Although I stand behind my opinion, I'm disheartened that it has become the focus of my experience with the movie."

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This isn't the first time that a star has scrambled after allegedly being portrayed inaccurately in the mag.


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