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.
June 2, 2004 |
Oscar-winner Julia Roberts is pregnant with twins and due to give birth early next year, her spokeswoman said Tuesday. Roberts, 36, who won an Academy Award in 2001 for best actress in "Erin Brockovich," is married to cameraman Daniel Moder, 35. They wed in July 2002 and have homes in Taos, N.M.; Venice, Calif.; and New York. People magazine reported Roberts' pregnancy on its website Monday night and spokeswoman Marcy Engelman confirmed the details Tuesday.
March 8, 2004
Re "Today, a Movie Beauty's Got to Look Beastly," by Lauren Sandler, Commentary, March 2: A quick check of previous Oscar nominees and winners of best-acting Oscars reveals numerous "uglied-up" men, including Daniel Day-Lewis ("My Left Foot"), Tom Hanks ("Philadelphia"), Gerard Depardieu (as a prosthetically enhanced Cyrano), Ralph Fiennes ("The English Patient"), Russell Crowe ("The Insider") and, best of all, John Hurt ("The Elephant Man"). By the same token, numerous awards have been given to glamorous women playing intelligent roles, sans uglification, including Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockovich")
December 15, 2003 |
Camille Paglia once said that Mona Lisa's famous smile conveys the idea that "males are unnecessary." The same could be said of the atmosphere inside this cavernous hall, standing in for Wellesley College, where Julia Roberts and some of the most in-demand young actresses in Hollywood were filming a scene last December for the new movie "Mona Lisa Smile."
May 23, 2003 |
Jennifer Lopez's face and figure have been immortalized at Madame Tussaud's in London and New York, according to USA Today. Her wax figure has been added to a new exhibition of A-list celebs that includes likenesses of Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz. Some are interactive: Blow in Jennifer's ear and she blushes, or pinch Brad Pitt's cushioned rear. And speaking of backsides, Tussaud's held a contest in Manhattan asking entrants to compare their derrieres with J. Lo's.
April 30, 2003 |
Julia Roberts, the first actress to earn $20 million a picture, has severed ties with her talent agency, International Creative Management, where she'd been a client since 1991. No reason was publicly offered for the move, nor was it clear whether Roberts would sign on elsewhere. Since her longtime agent, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, left to become a partner in Revolution Studios in October 2000, the Oscar-winning actress ("Erin Brockovich") had been represented by ICM Chairman Jeff Berg.
December 22, 2002 |
Jim Lange, who does the morning show on San Francisco's KABL-AM (960), thinks of himself as a radio man. But to millions of Americans, he'll forever be the host of "The Dating Game" and "The New Newlywed Game" -- two programs created by game-show king Chuck Barris, whose claim to have been a TV producer by day and CIA assassin by night is a theme of "The Gong Show" host's 1984 autobiography, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." Who was the "real" Barris in his prime? As "Confessions" becomes a movie starring George Clooney (in his directorial debut)
September 24, 2002 |
Whoopi Goldberg and Sharon Stone have favorite shops in Venice. Robert Downey Jr. regularly eats his lunch at the Hydrant cafe on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the area's artsy thoroughfare. Suzanne Somers and Kevin Bacon have been spotted, strolling city streets. Jared Leto prefers to bike, and Julie Christie swings by to get her tresses trimmed at the local Slave Salon. "So what?" residents say. "Nicolas Cage just bought a house down the street from me," hairstylist Hilda Moyers said.
May 10, 2002 |
WASHINGTON, D.C. On Rett Syndrome Actress Julia Roberts, choking back tears as she described the death of a 10-year-old girl with Rett syndrome, appealed to Congress for $15.5 million to research the neurological disorder that mainly afflicts young girls. "This is very impressive and nerve-racking," Roberts said as she took her seat in a crowded room for a hearing of the House Appropriations subcommittee responsible for public health spending.
April 7, 2002 |
I was trying to have a civil conversation with the wife about the lack of babes on the LPGA Tour, and the tour's attempts to introduce sex to their dull game, and I swear, I hadn't mentioned the lack of jiggle on the links--yet--and she just snapped. "This is all about Cro-Magnon man having his tongue out," she said. Now I've been to a few LPGA tournaments in my day and I can tell you there are women out there who look as if they'd be delighted to remove the tongue from some men, but I don't think the wife was talking about the LPGA galleries.