October 15, 2007 |
Tom Hanks started off the night at the American Cinematheque's award dinner by welcoming everyone to "Julia Roberts' bat mitzvah." He then gave a comical description of what it's like to be one of the many who have worked with her, having just done so in the upcoming "Charlie Wilson's War." "You might as well be a waffle iron sitting up a tree" when sharing a scene with Roberts, he lamented. "No one is even looking at you."
February 21, 2007 |
Look who's bringing sexy back IF 61-year-old Helen Mirren wins best actress, it's because "The Queen" star shrewdly conquered an age-old Oscar curse. Actresses over 50 don't usually win. Only one has in the last 15 years: Judi Dench (best supporting actress, "Shakespeare in Love"). Otherwise, most recent champs look more like winners of a beauty pageant (Hilary Swank, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts). Last September, Miramax execs discussed the issue at the opening-night banquet of the New York Film Festival when "The Queen" made its U.S. debut.
April 20, 2006 |
THE jawline cuts with the same diamond precision. The platypus lips are as delectably thickset as ever. And the subtle wave in her reddish-brown hasn't lost its power to hypnotize. But Joe Mantello's production of "Three Days of Rain" at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre strangely muffles the nuclear star power in its midst.
March 30, 2006 |
THE Broadway revival of "Three Days of Rain," starring Julia Roberts in her Broadway debut, is pretty much sold out for its three-month run. "Some seats are available, but not many," producer David Stone said Wednesday, although he and fellow producer Marc Platt have declined to talk about exact figures and the advance. Yet go online at EBay, for example, and you can find more than 200 offerings of tickets for the show. One prime orchestra location, fifth row center, has a minimum bid of $600.
January 13, 2006 |
In what would be her first on-screen role since 2004's "Ocean's Twelve," Julia Roberts is in early talks to co-star with Tom Hanks and team with director Mike Nichols in Universal's "Charlie Wilson's War," Variety reports. Roberts, who took time off after giving birth to twins, is in discussions to play Joanne Herring, a Texas socialite.