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Julia Roberts reflects on fame: I was a ‘selfish little brat’

Charmaine Blake

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Julia Roberts is well-aware of her reputation as being less-than-sweet during her peak as America’s sweetheart.

“I was my priority, a selfish little brat running around making films,” Roberts, 49, told Harper’s Bazaar UK.

Roberts was previously rumored to be so difficult to work with that she earned the nickname “Tinkerhell” due to her behavior on the set of 1991’s “Hook,” in which Premiere magazine described her demeanor as “sometimes somber, sometimes at the near edge of hysteria.”

She admitted that it wasn’t until she met husband Danny Moder — after a string of failed romances including a broken engagement to Kiefer Sutherland, a painful split from longtime boyfriend Benjamin Bratt in 2001 and a divorce from Lyle Lovett — that she calmed down and grew up.

“It was meeting Danny … finding my person,” she said. “When I think about what makes my life my life, and makes sense and just shine inside of me, it’s him. Everything has come from that for me.”

Roberts confessed that she still gets nervous collaborating wtih Moder, a cameraman who worked on several of her projects, including “The Mexican,” “Mona Lisa Smile” and “The Normal Heart,” but that his presence inspires her to do her absolute best work in front of the lens.

“There’s comfort there, but also terror, which is a good combination,” she said. “Terror because the person I want to impress most is looking right at me.”

In terms of work, Roberts, who’s mom to 12-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel and 10-year-old son Henry, admitted that the wage gap isn’t something she gets worked up about, in part because parenting keeps her calm.

“I put down my stone in a path that will keep going, and I’m proud of that, but I don’t feel it’s my place to bang the drum at this time,” she told the magazine of the pay disparity between genders, a cause about which fellow Oscar winners Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone have been particularly vocal.

“I just don’t get all crazy over things,” Roberts added. “I have a maternal approach: ‘OK, everybody settle down, we’ll figure this out.’”

The actress, who’s been quite selective about her projects in the last few years, noted that her time away from the spotlight has been voluntary — and that the massive successes she’s had already may color her view of the typical Hollywood struggle and make her more willing to pass the torch to the next America’s sweetheart.

“Deep down, we all know you can’t stand on the top point of a pinnacle on your tiptoes, and not at some point lose your balance, or get tired, or say, ‘OK somebody else take over, I have to go to the bathroom,’” she said. “There are great things I’ve accomplished and I’d be happy to accomplish more, of course, to impress my children and my husband. But you know what? I’ve been spoiled already.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/10/04/julia-roberts-reflects-on-fame-was-selfish-little-brat.html

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John Travolta has got the moves to ‘Grease’ 40 years on

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That belt loop hip shake from 1978’s Grease has surely been replicated countless times in schools, dances, and in front of mirrors.

Wednesday marked 40 years since the film premiered in New York City, and John Travolta just so happened to be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, although to promote his upcoming film Gotti.

The shake, which Travolta calls the “four corners,” was introduced when Grease’s choreographer needed a step at the end of “You’re The One That I Want.”

Turns out Travolta still has some of those moves, by the way.

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/14/john-travolta-grease-moves/

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Alicia Silverstone explains why she has Donald Trump’s number in her phone

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“Alicia Silverstone and Donald Trump exchanged numbers about 10 years ago. But, before you jump to conclusions, you need to hear the full account of what happened.

On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Clueless star said that she and Trump had a “date to talk about solar panels” and that his name and number are still in her phone to this very day.

So, what exactly happened? “I was on one of the other talk shows in the daytime talking about solar panels and silk milk… and he [Trump] said he was really interested and we exchanged numbers so that we could continue this conversation about solar panels,” she said. “So I met with him.”

Silverstone said….”

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/06/12/alicia-silverstone-donald-trump/

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Serena Williams ‘Wakanda-inspired Catsuit’ that makes her feel like a superhero

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100% superhero.

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Serena Williams is already a superhero to each and every one of us. But, as it turns out, she also has a Black Panther-inspired catsuit which makes her feel like a “warrior princess”.

After Williams beat Kristya Pliskova at the French open at Stade Roland Garros, Paris on Tuesday, she spoke about the meaning behind her black bodysuit.

“It feels like this suit represents all the women that have been through a lot mentally, physically, with their body to come back and have confidence and to believe in themselves,” she said following her victory on Tuesday, per the Guardian.

Williams just made her return to the sport nine months after the birth of her daughter. She suffered complications at the time of the birth due to a pulmonary embolism.

In addition to being a symbol of confidence and empowerment, the suit also reminds Williams of Black Panther.

“I call it, like, my Wakanda-inspired catsuit,” Williams said. “We designed it way before the movie, but still, it kind of reminds me of that.”

Serena: warrior princess.

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Not only that, Williams says when she dons her black bodysuit, she feels “like a warrior princess.”

“I always wanted to be a superhero and it’s kind of my way of being a superhero,” she said.

Wakanda forever.

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