It’s pretty well known that Julia Roberts and sister Nancy Motes had a dysfunctional and rather distant relationship – it was reported on for years. However, after Nancy’s untimely death from a drug overdose in February, you would think Julia could put her differences with her sister aside in order to pay tribute to her.
Apparently, anything BUT that happened at the funeral, where attendees were said to be shocked at the speech Julia gave. Uh oh!
From Radar Online:
Instead of peacefully burying the hatchet with her dead sibling, however, RadarOnline.com has learned that Roberts instead launched a “harsh” and “bizarre” eulogy that left mourners “stunned,” “shocked,” and asking just what they had witnessed.
According to a new report in the National ENQUIRER, Roberts’ remarks went over like a lead balloon from the start. After rising to her feet, choking back the tears, a source told the mag, “She said that after hearing everyone, she felt [ripped off] and pissed!”
“Julia added that Nancy’s … Gone and not coming back,” the source continued. “Julia said that, as her sister, she just wanted to ‘wring’ her neck because she didn’t wait to see the joy that comes with the morning.”
Guests at the memorial “were stunned by Julia’s harsh words,” the source told the ENQUIRER. “But they were even more stunned when she said that she actually admired Nancy for what she did!”
Roberts, 46, insisted that “her sister took control and ended her pain when she had no other tolls to cope with it … She said that she admired that she had the strength to do what she did, to end her pain.”
“When Julia said that, people were really shocked,” the source said. “The whole scene was really bizarre.”
I mean, it’s not as bad as they’re trying to make out, right? I’m sure the feelings surrounding such an event are really complicated, and we do feel ways that might be “shocking” or that others might not understand. Still, the funeral/memorial service isn’t really a place to voice all that…
That being said, all of this could be complete bullshit, but Julia does have a bit of a reputation for being a bitch. I like her, though, so I’ll choose to believe none of this ever happened.
May 8, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
I’m sure you’ve seen the above photo about 800 times by now. Ellen DeGeneres decided to take her hosting duties at last night’s ceremony to the next level by getting together some of the biggest names in Hollywood to take the ultimate selfie! We’ve got a little Jennifer Lawrence, some Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper holding the camera, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto struggling to fit in the frame, a little Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita’s brother, Peter… it’s classic.
There’s not really much to say about this, other than that I really like this and everyone is so handsome/beautiful and that the Oscars seem like a nightmare that I would never attend because getting dressed up to that level is like, my worst nightmare. The end.
March 3, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Anyway, check out these looks and make your picks for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the night. Mine are at the bottom. Personally, I felt everyone played it a little on the boring side.
Last year’s Oscar fashion post can be found here.
GO FOR IT!!
March 3, 2014 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Man, what’s with all the drug deaths lately? So awful. The victim this time is 37-year-old Nancy Motes, the half-sister of Julia Roberts (they have the same mother) – apparently from an overdose of prescription drugs, though the coroner’s office has yet to confirm this. She was found dead in her home in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter told CNN that Motes was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday. “She has a history of some medical issues,” Winter told CNN. “Some prescription drugs were found near her body.”
People reports that the family released a statement on Monday saying, “It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Motes … confirms that she was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday of an apparent drug overdose.” The statement adds that there is no official report from the Coroner and that they are “both shocked and devastated.”
Julia and Nancy have apparently had a bit of a rocky relationship in their younger years, though I think they managed to make peace in recent years. Really a shame to hear.
There’s an autopsy scheduled for this week which should shed more light into what happened, but it does seem pretty clear cut, unfortunately.
February 11, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.
I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.
January 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm by Catherine St. Ives
The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Best Original Song
‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela
Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Original Screenplay
Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises
Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Missing Picture
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.