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.
February 12, 2005 |
Call it a preemptive paparazzi strike. Julia Roberts and her husband, cameraman Danny Moder, have released the first photos of their nearly 3-month-old twins to People magazine, which hit newsstands Friday. "We are releasing these photographs not only to share our happiness, but to ensure the privacy, safety and respect our babies deserve," the couple said in a statement. The photographs show Roberts with her sleepy-eyed twins: Phinnaeus Walter (Finn) and Hazel Patricia.
November 29, 2004 |
It's a girl -- and a boy -- for actress Julia Roberts and her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder. Roberts gave birth to twins Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus Walter Moder on Sunday morning at a Southern California hospital, publicist Marcy Engelman said. Roberts, 37, was confined to bed last month after experiencing contractions and wasn't due until early January. Engelman said Sunday by phone that "mother and babies are doing great" but didn't release the twins' weights or other details.
August 24, 2004 |
Julia Roberts, who is pregnant with twins, plans to take a break from movies. In fact, she's throwing most plans out the window. "I'm not planning anything. I can't imagine how big I'm going to get in the next three months, but ... you just kind of play it as it comes," Roberts tells Newsweek magazine.