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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 »
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 »
“It’s unfortunate that we live in such a panicked, dysmorphic society where women don’t even give themselves a chance to see what they’ll look like as older persons. I want to have some idea of what I’ll look like before I start cleaning the slates. I want my kids to know when I’m pissed, when I’m happy, and when I’m confounded. Your face tells a story… and it shouldn’t be a story about your drive to the doctor’s office.”
– Julia Roberts, “Eat, Pray, Love” actress and “practicing Hindu,” on Botox and plastic surgery in the new issue of Elle. There’s also this really sweet quote about having three children with her husband, Danny Moder. She says: “The children became the shooting stars of him, of that thing we have. How lucky we are that we love each other so much that we burst into three pieces.” I’m sorry, I can’t help but “aww” at that. [Elle via Huffington Post] Keep reading »
With the high concentration of d-bags in Hollywood, few would have suspected Mel Gibson would be to whom we attribute the quote “You should just smile and blow me because I deserve it!” Mel’s foul, sexist language to describe his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva and his racist, rape-y declarations shocked all of us. But it turns out Mel might have left some clues to how he views women. Piper Weiss at Yahoo Shine has examined 10 years of Mel Gibson’s on-set pranks and there are some disturbing trends: he likes to terrify and/or humiliate his female co-stars and directors. Keep reading »
“I’ve always been a friend of food. I probably put on about seven pounds in Rome when we were shooting. I ate a lot of pizzas in Naples. It was just great. But it was hard on take 10 on a giant plate of pasta … That is a strange thing that happens. People get wildly famous and they get incredibly slim. I don’t know. It never happened to me. I look the same. I guess that is my staying power. My fighting weight.”
“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.”
Picking the men and women for People‘s annual “Most Beautiful Issue” has to be a fun a job—I wonder what exactly constitutes research? But I’ve always wondered how they choose the MOST, MOST beautiful person out of all of the residents of Beautiful-land. My personal theory is that they pick whoever is willing to give them the longest interview and if that is true, Julia Roberts must sure like to blab. Today, the annual issue was released, and she has been chosen the beautifulest for the fourth time. (I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that the photo above was probably envisioned as the full cover, but was bumped to a small size because of Sandra Bullock’s bombshell adoption news.) Julia graced the cover as the most beautiful back in 1991, 2000 and 2005 and she’s also made the list a whopping 12 times. Obviously, Julia is gorgeous and I do think it’s cool that the magazine broke its 20-something woman or 40-something guy rut by choosing a 42-year old lady for top honors. But still, it shows a serious lack of creativity.
Personally, I think they should have run with Sandra Bullock and killed two birds with one stone—they could’ve easily added her to the Most Beautiful People spread, and also gotten the extra mileage of dynamite news story and that adorable baby photo. Who would you have cast to open the “Beautiful People” package? Keep reading »
Check out the first trailer for “Eat Pray Love,” based on Elizabeth Gilbert‘s book. While I usually dislike movies made from books, I must admit: I think it looks pretty darn good. The cast includes plenty of eye candy (James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup), and this could be one of Julia Roberts‘ best roles. (I also appreciated hearing Florence & the Machine’s song “Dog Days Are Over” in the background.) Keep reading »