Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts goes out of her way to be nice to men but is rude and distant when it comes to women, according to Catherine Zeta-Jones's former personal assistant.

LOUISE LENNON, who worked with Catherine in 2001 when she was filming comedy AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS with Roberts and John Cusack, was left cold by the unpleasant behaviour of the flame-haired actress.

Louise - who is poised to marry Ozzy Osbourne's son LOUIS on New Year's Eve (31DEC03) - says, "I was really looking forward to meeting Julia Roberts. People used to say I looked like her when I was younger.

"But I was disappointed. She was nice to men but not women. She was insecure even though she's such a huge star."

02/12/2003 21:07