Julia Roberts is America’s Sweetheart. But did you also know that she’s an obstacle course? Billy Eichner, host of “Billy on the Street,” somehow convinced “Saturday Night Live” alum Rachel Dratch to take on the course, which involved creative recreations of all of Julia’s most-loved movies. There’s a burrito for “The Mexican,” a sewer pipe for “Erin Brockovich,” and even a giant pile of poop to represent the movie “Valentine’s Day.” Can Rachel make it through the course in time to collect her big prize (whatever that is)? Watch and find out. [Youtube]
Everyone sort of pegged Jennifer Aniston as a destination Mexico weddingsort of gal but news is that she has her sights set on New Mexico instead. And this isn’t any ordinary venue. Jen’s all about getting married at Julia Robert’shouse. But can Julia say yes? Isn’t this a conflict of interest between friends?
We’ve all been there. When you break up, you have to pick and choose which friends come with you. I always figured Julia went with Brad Pitt. They’ve been in four movies together and have always seemed pretty. Jen was involved in that friendship when she and Brad were together. There are tons of photos of everyone partying at Lake Como with George Clooney and the other “Oceans 11″ people. But when Brad and Jen divorced, she moved on from that crowd. Usually Jen kicks it with Sheryl Crow, Courtney Cox and Angelina Jolie basher Chelsea Handler for girls’ trips to Mexico. I’ve never once heard of Julia joining that crowd. Julia doesn’t seem like much of a joiner, right? Read more…
The premiere of “Mirror Mirror,” one of two upcoming Snow White movies, was a lavish affair with all kinds of costumed characters wandering the red carpet. Lily Collins (pictured at left), who plays Snow White, showed up in a gorgeous gown and raspberry lips, while Julia Roberts, who plays the evil queen, wore a basic black suit with a pink blouse underneath. There’s nothing wrong with her outfit, per se, and she certainly looks glowy and gorgeous, but she seems a bit dressed down for such a fun, colorful event (I mean, seriously, check out the guy on the far left–he’s killing it!). So, what do you think? Is Julia’s look simple and chic or just plain boring?
Breaking News: Julia Roberts and model Christy Turlington — both women in their 40s — are not the dewy, fresh-faced nymphs these ads for Maybelline and Lancome would have you believe. In fact, these airbrushed within-an-inch-of-their-lives ads have gotten both cosmetics companies in trouble with the United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority, which regulates truth in advertising. Though Maybelline’s Christy Turlington ad features tiny print at the bottom which clarifies that the image offers an “illustrated effect” of how its product works, that wasn’t enough for the ASA. Ditto regarding Lancome’s ad, which the ASA claims did not “accurately illustrate what effect the product could achieve.” Further, the ASA couldn’t conclusively determine whether digital retouching had been used to alter the image. Keep reading »
A bandana, giant hoops, tats, eyeliner (used on the lips), and a switchblade is all it takes to transform Julia Roberts into a hardcore chola. When is this movie happening? It would be way more interesting than “Larry Crowne.” [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
There are no words to adequately express my feelings about the devotion expressed by Miljenko Parserisas Bukovic, a 56-year-old man in Mexico who has spent around $100,000 getting 82 tattoos of Julia Roberts‘ face. Mr. Bukovic, I salute you. (Though I am guessing you probably go to bed alone every night?) [NYmag.com via Best Week Ever] Keep reading »
T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you’re America’s Sweetheart, you’ll probably win Best Actress. If you sings in a flick, you are almost guaranteed Oscar gold. But there’s another trend we’ve been noticing lately: the winners for Best Actress and Best Actor tend to be the person who’s taken on the based-on-a-true-story role. In fact, 10 of the 20 top honors given in the 2000s went to actors who portrayed real people. Let’s take a look, shall we? Keep reading »