Katherine Heigl Withdraws From Emmy Race; Will M. Night Shyamalan Follow Suit at the Razzies?

But now, the question on everyone's mind is, What will become of M. Night Shyamalan's bid for a 2008 Razzie Award? Despite the pre-release hype ("The Happening is a terrible, terrible movie," wrote one Internet critic. "I'm saying this with no hyperbole, but Mark Wahlberg might very well give the worst performance I've ever seen in anything"), his new film just isn't getting the awful reviews that many had hoped for; Happening has a Metascore of 46 and a 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which, while still pretty bad, doesn't quite match the critical loathing that met 2006's Lady in the Water, the film that won him an impressive two Golden Raspberry Awards (for Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Director). Honestly, Night, is this really the best-worst you can do? We certainly hope you didn't expect to coast to Razzie gold on reputation alone. We urge you to think long and hard before submitting your application.

But now, the question on everyone's mind is, What will become of M. Night Shyamalan's bid for a 2008 Razzie Award? Despite the pre-release hype ("The Happening is a terrible, terrible movie," wrote one Internet critic. "I'm saying this with no hyperbole, but Mark Wahlberg might very well give the worst performance I've ever seen in anything"), his new film just isn't getting the awful reviews that many had hoped for; Happening has a Metascore of 46 and a 25 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which, while still pretty bad, doesn't quite match the critical loathing that met 2006's Lady in the Water, the film that won him an impressive two Golden Raspberry Awards (for Worst Supporting Actor and Worst Director). Honestly, Night, is this really the best-worst you can do? We certainly hope you didn't expect to coast to Razzie gold on reputation alone. We urge you to think long and hard before submitting your application.

Emmy champ Katherine Heigl quits the race, blaming 'Grey's Anatomy' writers [Gold Derby/LAT]

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