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Kiefer Sutherland Opens Up About Julia Roberts, 25 Years Later

'Took a lot of courage' to end engagement, he says

(Newser) - Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts had a whirlwind romance in the early '90s that crashed and burned when Roberts left Sutherland just days before their planned nuptials. There were rumors Sutherland was in some sort of relationship with a go-go dancer, and Roberts ultimately ended up with Sutherland's... More »

Julia Roberts to Star in Film on Crazy, True PTA Case

2 parents tried to frame another by planting drugs in her car

(Newser) - It was a PTA drama so bizarre it could have been a Hollywood movie, and now it will be. Julia Roberts is planning to star in and produce a film based on the awful experience of Kelli Peters, reports Mashable . As the LA Times recounted in a series , Peters had... More »

Money Monster Is 'Implausible,' Yet 'Realistic'

George Clooney and Julia Roberts are great, the plot not so much

(Newser) - A desperate man who suffered from poor financial advice takes TV’s Wall Street whiz hostage live on the air in Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The flick is certainly timely, but is it worth your, well, money? Here's what critics are saying.
  • Consider it a
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Mother's Day 'Transcendent' in Its Awfulness

Lots and lots of thumbs are down

(Newser) - Mother's Day has plenty of big names—Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Kate Hudson, director Garry Marshall—along with one big problem: It's a really bad movie. That sentiment is near unanimous among critics, as evidenced by the 7% positive rating at Rotten Tomatoes . Here's a... More »

5 Celeb Marriages Born in Scandal

Including some very long-lasting ones

(Newser) - The Stir rounds up 11 Hollywood marriages that had a less-than-innocent start—including some very long-lasting ones. A sampling:
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Hanks was still married to Samantha Lewes, with whom he had two kids, when he fell in love with Wilson on the set of the
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4 Sibling Rivalries of the Stars

It's not always easy being related

(Newser) - Even the rich and famous experience sibling rivalry— Biography.com rounds up five examples:
  • Julia and Eric Roberts: They were close until Eric started abusing drugs and alcohol and broke up with his longtime girlfriend. Julia sided with the girlfriend, and helped her get custody of their daughter.
  • Jessica and
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5 (Adult) Stars Who Live With Their Parents

Some moved back in, others never left

(Newser) - Despite their fame, fortune, and, you know, legal adulthood, these 10 celebrities rounded up by The Stir still live with their parents:
  • Bradley Cooper: He moved back in with his mom after his dad died in 2011, and has called her "a cool chick."
  • Julia Roberts: Her mom
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11 Surprising Celebrity Couples

Yep, they really dated

(Newser) - "Wait... they were together?" That's the reaction you'll probably have to the long list of surprising celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline , including:
  • Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves: Dated in 1992 after Coppola's famous director father worked with Reeves on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Kathy Griffin
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Julia Roberts on Sister's Death: 'It's Just Heartbreak'

She speaks about Nancy Motes' apparent overdose

(Newser) - You may have read all about the apparently strained relationship between Julia Roberts and her half-sister, Nancy Motes, who died in February—but in a newly-released interview with the Wall Street Journal , Roberts insists her sister's death is "just heartbreak." She continues, "It's only been... More »

10 Celebs Who Won't Work Together

And, boo, list includes Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu

(Newser) - Everyone loves a good celebrity feud: And these 10, rounded up by TheRichest , are reportedly so bad that the actors involved refuse to work together. Five standout pairs:
  • Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte's 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble was spark-free, and perhaps that's because they worked together
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Julia Roberts Sent Chilly Texts Before Sister's Death

Messages supposedly sent to Nancy Motes have not been confirmed

(Newser) - No, apparently we have not yet exhausted the supply of sad stories about Julia Roberts' broken relationship with half-sister Nancy Motes , who committed suicide last month. Text messages supposedly between Roberts and Motes were revealed in a preview for an upcoming documentary about Motes, and though Roberts' lawyers got the... More »

7 Cursed Oscar Couples

They broke up within a year of an Academy Award win

(Newser) - Winning an Oscar is great ... but for these couples, rounded up by People , it was followed by the demise of their relationship less than a year later:
  • George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: As a co-producer of Argo, Clooney won Best Picture last year—five months later, he and Keibler broke
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16 Secret Celeb Weddings

Not every star needs all the fanfare

(Newser) - The latest celebrity couple to get married in secret? Leighton Meester and Adam Brody (aka Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl and Seth Cohen from The OC). PopSugar rounds up quite a few more stars whose weddings surprised us. A sampling:
  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: They quietly got hitched at
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Julia Roberts May Have to Battle for Half-Sister's Estate

As Nancy Motes' fiance's brother makes more disturbing claims

(Newser) - The latest drama surrounding the death of Julia Roberts' half-sister, Nancy Motes: A source tells the New York Post that Roberts may end up in a battle with Motes' fiance, John Dilbeck, who plans to argue that he should be a beneficiary of Motes' estate due to the length of... More »

In Suicide Note, Half-Sis Blamed Julia Roberts: Sources

Sources say Nancy Motes' family drove her to kill herself

(Newser) - Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes did leave a suicide note before her death from an apparent drug overdose, the coroner's office confirms to Us . A source close to the investigation tells the New York Daily News it was five pages long, and quite focused on Roberts: "There were... More »

Before Death, Half-Sis Tweeted Angrily About Julia Roberts

Nancy Motes called famous sibling 'cruel;' officials eye possible suicide

(Newser) - Just weeks before she was found dead of an apparent drug overdose , Julia Roberts' half-sister, Nancy Motes, had tweeted angrily about her famous sibling and the rest of her family, the New York Daily News reports. The tweets have apparently since been deleted , but the Daily News has screenshots of... More »

Julia Roberts' Half-Sister Found Dead

Nancy Motes was found in a bathtub with drugs on the scene

(Newser) - Julia Roberts' half-sister was found dead yesterday in a Los Angeles bathroom in what appears to be a drug overdose, CNN reports. Nancy Motes, 37, "was found in a bathtub that contained water," the chief coroner's investigator told the Daily News . "There were prescription and non-prescription... More »

Lone Survivor: Best War-Film Bow Since 9/11

'Hercules' stumbles while 'Frozen' clings to second spot

(Newser) - Lone Survivor shocked Hollywood this weekend with a blistering $38.9 million debut—the best of any war film since 9/11, says the Hollywood Reporter . Analysts tell USA Today that the Mark Wahlberg drama, about a US military mission gone wrong, fared well in the heartland thanks to a patriotic... More »

Julia Roberts on Fighting Meryl: 'She's Strong!'

Dishes on social media, Oscars with 'Marie Claire'

(Newser) - One of the perks of being a famous actress: You get to brawl with Meryl Streep. In a scene from the upcoming August: Osage County film, Julia Roberts knocks Streep, who plays her mother, to the ground. "I tell you, Meryl's strong!" Roberts tells Marie Claire . "... More »

10 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew About

Really? Charlie Sheen dated Robin Wright?

(Newser) - "Really? They were together?" That'll probably be your reaction to these celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline . A sampling:
  • Not only did Charlie Sheen date Winona Ryder, he says he picked her stage name. She was born Winona Horowitz, but while listening to "Riders on the Storm"
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