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“Eat Pray Love” opens tonight and chances are there’s a lady in your life who wants to see it. But is it really worth $10 and painful subzero-air conditioning? A lot of people hated the book. A lot of people hate Julia Roberts. But a lot of people loved the book. And a lot of people love Julia Roberts. Decisions, decisions. Lucky for you, we’ve got a flowchart to make the decision process much easier. Keep reading »
This is probably the only way in hell you could drag your boyfriend to see the chick flick of the summer (which opens today). [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Years ago, I had a friend who was an entertainment writer in Los Angeles. At one point, Julia Roberts was promoting whatever newly released blockbuster she was starring in, and my friend went to go interview her. At the time, she was still mostly considered to be America’s sweetheart. In the hotel meeting room, a half dozen journalists, including my friend, sat down at the table to interview her.
“Well, what was she like?” I asked him afterwards.
“A snake,” he replied. Keep reading »
“She is very, very outgoing. But I think she’ll also admit pretty freely that she doesn’t love to do love scenes and actually was charmingly shy when we had to do them.”
– James Franco on filming sex scenes with Julia Roberts for “Eat, Pray, Love.” Either she’s shy or she isn’t into James. Methinks shy. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I’ll admit it. I was a HUGE fan of Eat, Pray, Love when the book was originally released, and even suggested it to all of my girlfriends, aunts, cousins, and extended family members. But with the soon-to-be-released movie on the horizon, this is no longer just a surprise bestselling book seen in the hands of women all over the world — it’s become a total sellout. Designers and retailers are taking advantage of consumers’ love for Elizabeth Gilbert’s search for fulfillment and selling everything from fragrances at Fresh to movie paraphernalia at Fred Segal and ABC Home. Now, designer Sue Wong has launched an entire collection of ready-to-wear clothing called “Eat Pray Love by Sue Wong,” which draws inspiration from the plot line in India and Indonesia. Keep reading »
The scene: A group of Sony execs at a brainstorming meeting.
Exec #1: “We need to begin promotion for the release of ‘Eat, Pray, Love‘. Marketing ideas?”
Exec #2: “Women like ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. What other things do women like?”
Exec#1: “Shoes. Cupcakes.”
Exec #2: “Perfume.”
Exec #1: “Perfume’s good. Girls like perfume. Let’s go with that.”
This is how we imagine Sony’s marketing team came up with their cross-promotional initiatives to publicize the unapologetically female-focused Julia Roberts flick, due out in August. Hence, Fresh’s line of “Eat, Pray, Love” fragrances was born. The beauty company has produced a trio of scents corresponding to the movie’s three categories, and we’d imagine each attempts to evoke the essence of writer Elizabeth Gilbert’s journey. Smells like Hollywood, dontcha think? [W Magazine Blog] Keep reading »