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Sally Field Calls Out Bullying of a Young Julia Roberts

Actor knocks director Herb Ross' 'awful' treatment of 'Steel Magnolias' star

(Newser) - Julia Roberts was a relative newcomer in film when she snagged a starring role in 1989's Steel Magnolias, and according to co-star Sally Field, she was pushed around by late director Herb Ross. "Herb was very, very, very hard on Julia. If you ever talk to Julia, she'...

Julia Roberts Speaks Out on Matthew Perry

Calls death of her ex-boyfriend 'heartbreaking'

(Newser) - Julia Roberts, who dated Matthew Perry in the 1990s, spoke for the first time publicly about the comedian's death at age 54. "The sudden passing of anybody so young is heartbreaking," Roberts said during an interview on Entertainment Tonight . "I think that, you know, it just...

Edward Norton, Julia Roberts Surprised by Family Trees

Norton learns he's a direct descendant of Pocahontas on 'Finding Your Roots'

(Newser) - Family lore told Edward Norton that he was related to Pocahantas. Now PBS' Finding Your Roots has told him the same. The actor was stunned to learn that he is, in fact, descended from the favorite daughter of Wahunsenaca, also known as Powhatan, who ruled over dozens of Algonquian-speaking tribes...

MLK, Wife Paid Hospital Bill for Birth of Julia Roberts

They helped her family 'out of a jam,' Roberts says

(Newser) - Julia Roberts recently shared a little-known tidbit of family history—when she was born in Smyrna, Georgia, 55 years ago, the hospital bill was paid by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King. In a HISTORYTalks interview last month that went viral after it was...

Instantly Recognizable Stars Offer 'Instantly Forgettable' Film
Clooney and Roberts'
Reunion Isn't So Memorable

Clooney and Roberts' Reunion Isn't So Memorable

'Ticket to Paradise' reunites Julia Roberts, George Clooney, for better or worse

(Newser) - In reuniting George Clooney and Julia Roberts for their fifth movie together, Ticket to Paradise aims to resurrect the classic romantic comedy. Bickering exes David and Georgia, 20 years removed from their divorce, join forces to sabotage the wedding of their daughter Lily (Kaitlyn Dever), fearing that in marrying a...

Fast Times Reading Reunites a Famous Couple

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have a steamy scene

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have reunited for the second time this year, and this time, it was all about love—between their characters. The pair joined fellow celebrities for a live, virtual table read of the 1982 cult classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High, hosted by comedian Dane Cook....

Studio Exec Wanted Julia Roberts to Play Harriet Tubman

'That was so long ago. No one will know that' Tubman was black, exec said in 1994

(Newser) - Audiences adore Harriet , the film released this month chronicling Harriet Tubman's real-life efforts to save herself and hundreds of other slaves in the mid-19th century. But "it took 25 years before Hollywood was ready" for her story, screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard writes at the Los Angeles Times , noting...

Julia Roberts: 'I Had No Business Being in a Movie Like That'

Julia Roberts explains how 'Pretty Woman' evolved

(Newser) - "I had no business being in a movie like that." So says Julia Roberts about the original Pretty Woman—then titled 3000—a film that apparently went from dark-and-art to Hollywood rom-com before anyone yelled "action!" Roberts tells the story in a Variety Actors on Actors...

People Deems Julia 'Most Beautiful,' Continues Trend

Of choosing women over the age of 45 for 3 years in a row

(Newser) - "Pretty Woman" has once more received a description upgrade. Julia Roberts is the "World's Most Beautiful Woman," according to People , the star's fifth turn at the honor since she first appeared on the "Most Beautiful" cover in 1991 at the age of 23. The...

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...

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...

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.
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Mother's Day 'Transcendent' in Its Awfulness
 Mother's Day 
 in Its Awfulness 
movie review

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...

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

4 Sibling Rivalries of the Stars
4 Sibling Rivalries of the Stars 

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

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

11 Surprising Celebrity Couples
 11 Surprising Celebrity Couples 

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

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...

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

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...

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