You know who I thought was seriously the prettiest lady I’d ever seen when I was a young kid? Julia Roberts. That’s right. I saw ‘Pretty Woman’ at a pretty young age, and though I didn’t really understand the premise of “streetwalker” or “prostitute” or “paid for sex” (whatever “sex” was at that young age), I knew that the story was magical and real and I loved loved loved Julia Roberts from then on out. I loved her as Shelby in ‘Steel Magnolias’, I loved her as Daisy in ‘Mystic Pizza’, Tinkerbell in ‘Hook’, Grace in ‘Something to Talk About’ (a poignant movie if I ever saw one), and of course, Kiki in ‘America’s Sweethearts’, and she’s pretty much been a love in my life as far as actresses go.
Yeah, you know, she had her un-nice points, though, too—she practically stood Kiefer Sutherland up at the altar (someone else that I love immensely), and she practically ruined ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ with her contrived take on the role of Liz Gilbert, but she’s always remained a favorite of mine.
Julia was captured playing on the beach with her daughter, Hazel, who is seven and adorable, while vacationing in Hawaii.
What was your favorite Julia Roberts movie? Does anyone here even like Julia Roberts? I personally know a lot of people (namely my husband and my dearly departed grandmother) who think that she’s just a pain in the ass piece of crap with an abomination of a mouth, but hey. Different strokes for different folks, am I right?
July 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm by Sarah
Oh, you guys, I’m sorry. When I asked the question of “who is the highest paid actress in Hollywood?” and then put a picture of Meryl Streep right up there at the top, that made it look like Meryl is the highest paid actress, didn’t it? I’m sorry, but it’s just not true. Meryl is on the list, but she’s not at the top. She deserves to be at the top, but she’s not.
Before I let you know the richiest rich lady in Hollywood, let me just show you the top ten list, all right? I’ll go ahead and tack on the amount of money they made in the past year, just so you can cry while you balance your checkbook like I do.
10. Jennifer Aniston – $11 million
9. Kristen Wiig – $12 million
8. Meryl Streep – $12 million
7. Sarah Jessica Parker – $15 million
6. Julia Roberts – $16 million
5. Charlize Theron – $18 million
4. Angelina Jolie – $20 million
3. Sandra Bullock – $25 million
2. Cameron Diaz – $34 million
Ok, but who do you think landed in the number one spot? Who do you think made nearly three times as much as the beloved Meryl Streep? Who do you think made a few million dollars more than Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston combined?
1. Kristen Stewart – $34.5 million
Yes, thanks to them Twilight movies and Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart is the top-earning actress in all of Hollywood. Does anyone else feel physically ill?
June 21, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
From The Daily Express:
As one of the most famous actresses in the world, it may come as a surprise that Julia Roberts’s three children appear to be the biggest critics of her thespian skills.
Julia has three children, twins hazel and Phinnaeus, seven, and Henry, four, with husband Daniel Moder and admits there is no luvvie behaviour in her house.
“They hate me acting at home,” says the 44-year-old. “I read to them at bedtime and they’re just like, ‘Can you stop doing that? Stop with the voices!’ So I have to just read it normally.”
Yeah, I’m totally with Julia Roberts‘ kids here. I’m sorry, but have you seen the trailer for her newest movie?
Don’t get me wrong, I love cheesy movies and I love bad movies, and heaven knows I love fairy tale movies, but this? This just looks like a hot mess rolled up in cheap costumes and eyebrows. I see this trailer pretty often, since I go to the movies pretty often*, and every time I feel like I’m going to roll my eyes so far back into my head that they aren’t going to come back in time for the actual movie I went to see. I just think it looks so bad.
Now, if I was Julia Roberts’ kid during the 90′s? Totally different story. I’d be all “mommy, could you read me the princess story again please?” and she’s be like “which one, darling?” and I’d be like “Cinde-f*ckin-rella.” And then we’d giggle and hug.
*We saw Journey 2 The Mysterious Island yesterday, that movie with Dwayne Johnson, and it was pretty enjoyable. It was 3-D, and there was this one part where The Rock bounced berries off his pecs, and it looked like the berries were flying right at your face! But before that, we went to see Joyful Noise, that Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah movie that I was so excited about. And listen, you guys have to see it. It’s so funny. I mean, it’s kind of a horrible movie, but it’s so horrible it’s absolutely hilarious. I felt bad for the other people in the theater because there were a few stretches of around ten minutes or so where I could just not stop laughing. I was doubled over in the seat, trying to breathe, it was amazing.
March 12, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
So, I already like this preview because of the grandpa-voice that’s narrating it. Doesn’t that just completely sell you on it, too? Who doesn’t have a soft spot in their hearts for good old movie-narrating grandpa that’s just a decibel away from being the scary-movie preview-announcer guy?
The film looks great, and Julia Roberts will probably be epic in this role, but Lily Collins‘ portrayal of Snow White, however, is mad cheesy. She’s just so “tee-hee” and “who me?” and before you get all crazy and say, “DUH, Sarah, it’s Snow White, what’s she supposed to be like?”, I’m going to stop you and respond that you’re absolutely right. 100% undeniably correct. And maybe that makes her perfect for this role, I don’t know. But then again, the original Disney Snow White character pissed me off, too, because she was way too big of a goody-goody, and maybe my childhood prejudices about miscast animated feature characters has lived with me these twenty-eight years on earth. It wouldn’t be the first time something like that’s happened, you know.
Mirror, Mirror is set to hit theaters on March 16, 2012. Will you be watching?
January 27, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
You remember when Adele said that she’s been talking to her ex, the guy she wrote all those songs about? And I said was worried about her? It’s because I actually do worry about Adele, and I sincerely care about her happiness and her well-being. Is that weird? Well, then Julia Roberts and I are just a couple of wacky weirdos, I reckon.
She [Julia] said: “Anybody that’s going to date her is a brave man. You’re going to get a whole lot of love, but you’d better treat her right, or we’re all coming after you.”
Julia became a fan after being given a copy of 21 by her hairdresser — and she’s far from the only one to be blown away by the North Londoner.
Julia explained why Adele has been such a success. She said: “Adele’s music is so personal that you get invested in her life. When Adele had her health scare, I had random people saying to me, ‘Oh my God, did you hear about Adele?’ We feel like Adele’s in our book club or she lives in our neighbourhood — that’s a gift, to make people feel that way.”
I totally feel you, Julia, but why did you have to bring to my attention that Adele isn’t actually in my book club and that she doesn’t actually live in my neighborhood? What am I supposed to do tonight, not pretend like Adele is coming over to hang out and bake cupcakes and sing to me? Way to be a total bummer, Julia. Ugh.
December 13, 2011 at 10:30 am by Emily
During the first few seconds of the Mirror, Mirror trailer, I thought “Ugh, cheesy.” Then I watched another minute or so, and I thought “Oh, cute!” and I think I really meant it. Julia Roberts, though I feel like I’m her only fan sometimes, is perfect for her role (even though I keep thinking of Tink in Hook), and Lily Collins is, well. Forgettable but sweet, I guess, but the production design and the general magicalness that permeates the set is kind of what’s got me hooked.
What do you guys think? Does it blow the ass out of the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer, or is it on a different plane altogether?