Check out the pictures from the 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards, held on Friday 17th Oct.
Julia Roberts was at the event to receive the Humanitarian Award.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organisation founded in 1990 which focuses on ensuring school environments are safe for every pupil. The organisation's awards ceremony is held annually and is usually attended by a range of celebrities.
Misty Upham is still missing in Washington State, while her father says she was on medication for mental health problems.
Misty Upham, the acclaimed Native American actress best known for starring in the movie adaptation of August: Osage County alongside Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, is missing in Washington state. Police say the actress has not been seen for six days.
Misty Upham has now been missing for six days - she is thought to have been suicidal at the time of her dissaperance
According to Reuters, Ms Upham was last spotted walking by herself from an apartment on Sunday near Auburn, 20 miles south of Seattle. She was reported missing by her father on October 6.
Continue reading: 'August: Osage County' Actress Misty Upham Missing In Washington State
The 46 year-old actress recently opened up about being considered one of the sexiest women in Hollywood.
As well as being one of Hollywood's most talented actresses, Julia Roberts is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, which has been proven time after time as she has been named People's Most Beautiful Woman in the World four times.
Roberts doesn't consider her looks to be very sexy anymore
Although the 46 year-old star may not agree with this, and will even go as far as to say her looks have never been classed as attractive, there was one time in her life when she felt like she was a very sexy woman.
It's taken nearly 30 years to bring Larry Kramer's passionate, award-winning play to the screen, but this high-calibre production is a genuine stunner. Even if it was made for television, it carries the gut-punch of a great drama, adding a deeply personal perspective to recent Aids epidemic documentaries like How to Survive a Plague and We Were Here.
At the centre is the outspoken writer Ned (Mark Ruffalo), who has already ruffled feathers in the 1981 New York gay community with his rants against promiscuity. So when a close friend (Jonathan Groff) comes down with what has been labelled "gay cancer", he has a new cause to get angry about. He gathers his buddies including Bruce, Tommy and Mickey (Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Joe Mantello) to form an action group, working with Emma (Julia Roberts), a doctor who suspects that the disease is sexually transmitted. But the community isn't willing to give up its hard-fought sexual freedoms. And as Ned falls for Times journalist Felix (Matt Bomer), he becomes increasingly outraged that the government is doing nothing while thousands of people die.
Kramer's script is so intimate and raw that it brings the characters to vivid life, giving each of the actors a show-stopping scene of his or her own. Ruffalo's complex and remarkably transparent performance holds everything together beautifully. Ned's relationships and confrontations all pack a powerful punch, from the romantic scenes with Bomer's lively Felix to darker strain with his brother (Alfred Molina) or an all-out battle with a politician (Corey Stoll). And Roberts gets some pungent scenes of her own, most notably a fiery rant against a room full of callous congressmen.
Continue reading: The Normal Heart Review
Actor Mark Ruffalo explains why 'The Normal Heart's' message is as powerful as ever today.
Last night (May 25) HBO viewers witnessed Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo take on his most challenging role to date, as a gay rights activist living in the early years of the aids epidemic of the 1980s. In The Normal Heart, Ruffalo stars alongside Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts as Ned Weeks, a man desperate to draw attention to the aids crisis which is plaguing the gay community.
Mark Ruffalo stars as Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart
The character is based on real life activist Larry Kramer, who also wrote the film’s script based on his 1985 play of the same name. In order to prepare himself to take on the challenging role, Ruffalo spent time with Kramer, hearing his story and reading his works as well as remembering his own feelings witnessing the AIDS crisis in the early 80s. “It felt like a pandemic. And I was young, so I was still idealistic, and it was jarring to see the inhumane response to it all,” he told the Sioux City Journal. “It didn’t compute. But Larry was right, I didn’t fully understand how deep it went.”
Turns out that Edgar is Julia Roberts' number one fan!
Those celebrities aren't all about posing, being paid to endorse products and dodging paps: turns out some like to do a little nice thing or two every now and again. True, Julia Roberts appearing on Ellen isn't going to sort out the mess in Ukraine but the August: Osage County star certainly made us laugh with a prank she played on the Oscars pizza delivery guy.
Julia Roberts Surprised The Oscars Pizza Delivery Guy On 'Ellen.'
Don't remember him? Well at the Oscars this year, host Ellen Degeneres got the party started by ordering pizza from a real life takeaway to be delivered to her glamorous audience. Instead of worrying about the calories or their chiffon frocks, many of the stars munched away happily as Edgar Martirosyan and his team dished out a few margheritas.
Julia Roberts has spoken to Wall Street Journal Magazine about the death of her half-sister, Nancy Motes.
Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts has spoken of the “heartbreaking” loss of her half-sister. Nancy Motes, 37, was discovered in a bathtub in a Los Angeles home on February 9, after apparently overdosing on drugs.
Julia Roberts has spoken out about the death of her half-sister
“There aren’t words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days…It’s hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead”, the actress told Wall Street Journal Magazine.
Continue reading: Julia Roberts: Half-Sister's Death Was "Heartbreaking"
The 46 year-old actress broke her silence over the suicide of half-sister Nancy Motes in an interview that took place on March 1st.
The 46 year-old actress' family was hit with the tragic news that Nancy was found dead in the bathtub of her apartment on February 9th.
"It's just heart-breaking," an emotional Roberts told Wall Street Journal magazine.
Continue reading: Julia Roberts Opens Up About The "Heartbreak" Over Half-Sister's Suicide
Emma Watson doesn't date other famous people, nor do these other celebs from the looks of things.
Not all celebrities are part of a high profile power couple like Beyonce and Jay-Z, or Brad and Angelina. Some celebrities opt for a hint of normalcy in their personal lives and shack up with regular folk. Emma Watson has revealed that she won’t date other famous people. “I don’t date people who are famous”, the Noah actress explained. Watson is currently in a relationship with Oxford University student Matt Janney, although she did add that a dating non-famous can be tough too, “I don’t think it’s fair that, all of a sudden, intimate details of their personal life are public as a direct result of me.”
Emma Watson doesn't date other famous people
Emma Watson isn’t the only celeb to be involved with another non-famous partner. Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso have been happily married since 2005. The pair met in a bar while Damon was filming Stuck on You with Greg Kinnear and they now have four daughters. “I hit the jackpot with my wife”, Damon told The Guardian. Well, ain't that nice?
Continue reading: Emma Watson And Other Celebrities Who Don't Date Famous People
Based on the play, 'The Normal Heart' frames a love story with the AIDS epidemic.
HBO are ready to present their brand new TV film, The Normal Heart, which will be making its way onto small screens in late May. Based on Larry Kramer's eighties-set play of the same name, the plot has been built upon by Glee's Ryan Murphy: "I worked with Larry on the script for three years. We broke it out to 40- to 45 percent new material, and it's pretty broken out from the play," he told THR.
Starring Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer in the lead roles, The Normal Heart is a love story framed by the horrors of the AIDS epidemic and America's sexual politics and gay attitudes at the time. The drama also stars Julia Roberts, Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons and follows gay activists and medical professionals in New York City as they try to unravel the AIDS crisis.
The Ellen DeGeneres Oscars Selfie: did Jennifer Lawrence have the best pose or was it Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt...or Kevin Spacey?
Pretty much everyone has seen the Ellen Degeneres Oscars selfie by now; the celeb-packed pic that sent the Twittersphere into melt-down and quickly became the most retweeted image of all time. The Oscars host somehow gathered the cream of the awards' red carpet for last night's impromptu snap, which has become the evening's most shared and talked about image.
Ellen DeGeneres Oscar Selfie Has Become The Most-Shared Image On Twitter.
The glory of the Oscars selfie lies in the pure and unabashed joy seen on every one of its twelve featured Hollywood stars' faces. Gone are the pouts, poses and glowers of the red carpet pap-snap and instead we have a bunch of gorgeous and joyous actors ready to party at the year's biggest movie awards.
Is there ever a dull week in showbiz? Billy Ray Cyrus slaughters his own song and, FYI, Shia LaBeouf isn't "not famous" yet.
RIP Shirley Temple: For younger generations, the death of Shirley Temple may not be as heart-rending as for those who grew up with the adorable, depression-era actress and watched her help pull America out of its slump. Temple died peacefully at home aged 85 on the 10th February after a life of reinventing herself and bringing joy to others through her many talents. You may or may not know that Temple was huge in China, but why? Find out here. Shirley Temple: 1928-2014.
Samuel L Jackson Makes Himself Clear: Samuel L Jackson has been involved in what was arguably the biggest foot-in-mouth moment of the year so far. In an interview with KTLA's so-called "entertainment reporter," Sam Rubin, Jackson was asked about his recent Super Bowl commercial...only, the Robocop actor didn't have a Super Bowl commercial, leading to quizzical stares and the immortal quote "what Super Bowl commercial?" as it dawned on the star that Rubin had him confused with fellow black actor, Laurence Fishburne. Read about the fall-out and watch the toe-curling video here.
Nancy Motes' death has kicked open a nest of wasps within the Roberts family.
The half-sister of actress Julia Roberts, Nancy Motes, was found dead last Sunday after what is believed to have been a prescription drugs overdose. Motes, who was 37 when she died, was found dead in a bathtub in the LA residence she shared with her fiancé, John Dilbeck. Though it has not yet been determined whether Motes' death was accidental or a suicide, indications of a suicide note - reported to be eight pages long - was found at the apartment.
Julia Roberts' Half Sister, Nancy Motes, Was Found Dead Last Sunday.
Nancy and Julia shared the same mother but not their father. Since Nancy's death, Dilbeck has felt compelled to deny speculation that his fiancée was a drug addict after reports that Julia has tried to save her half-sister dozens of times by encouraging her to seek help in rehab. However, a neighbour and apparent close friend of Nancy's has claimed that the TV worker's death wasn't the result of recklessness: It was "not a Philip Seymour Hoffman thing' but a planned suicide," they said.
John Dilbeck, the fiancé of Julia Roberts half-sister Nancy Motes, has finally spoken out on the 37 year-old's recent passing, describing her as someone "who loved her family and longed for a closer bond with them."
Mr. Dilbeck, who discovered Motes in a bathtub full of water, has finally broke his silence on his future wife's recent passing.
"John Dilbeck and his extended family would like to express their heartfelt condolences to all of Nancy Motes' family and friends," reads a statement he sent to Us Weekly.
Continue reading: Fiancé Of Julia Robert's Half-Sister Breaks Silence On Her Sudden Death
Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes allegedly wrote a lengthy suicide note detailing her troubled relationship with the 'Pretty Woman' actress.
Julia Roberts has been the focus of media attention following the death of her half-sister Nancy Motes. 37-year-old Motes was discovered on Sunday (9th February) in Los Angeles and appears to have committed suicide by overdosing on prescription medication.
Nancy Motes suicide note allegedly included pages about her relationship with Julia Roberts (pictured).
Motes was discovered on Sunday by her fiancé, John Dilbeck, in the bathroom of the L.A. house she was staying at. It seems she had been dead for at least 12 hours before her body was discovered at 2pm and had been pet- sitting for one of her clients. Sources suggest that she may have taken an overdose of prescription medication.
Julia Roberts half-sister Nancy Motes is suspected to have died of a drug overdose after the 37 year-old's fiancé discovered her body on Sunday afternoon.
Julia Roberts was enjoying a successful run at the movie award season for her latest film 'August: Osage County', but some recent family news has left her devastated.
Nancy Motes, the half-sister of Julia and Eric Roberts, was found dead in the bathtub of her apartment this past Sunday (Feb 9th).
The cause of death is suspected to be a drug overdose.
Emma Roberts during her interview with Chelsea Handler on 'Chelsea Lately' described how her now fiancé, Evan Peters, found her "weird" when they first met on the set of 'Adult World'.
Emma Roberts, the niece of actress Julia Roberts and one of the stars of American Horror Story: Coven, appeared on Chelsea Lately on Wednesday (January 29th). She told the show's host, Chelsea Handler, about her first encounter with fiancé and American Horror Story co-star, Evan Peters.
Emma Roberts discussed her relationship with Evan Peters on Chelsea Lately.
Roberts and Peters met in 2012 on the set of the comedy Adult World and, although Roberts was taken with 27-year-old Peters, the feeling wasn't initially mutual. Roberts claimed from the onset she was determined the two would get together, she told Handler: "I actually, on the set, was like, 'Oh yeah, we're totally going to date.'"
Continue reading: Evan Peters Thought Emma Roberts Was "Weird"
Tracy Letts adapts his own prize-winning play into a blistering depiction of one of cinema's most dysfunctional families ever. It's still rather theatrical, throwing a mob of top actors into a room for what feels like a fight to the death, but it's so well written and so beautifully observed by the actors that we can't look away. And of course Meryl Streep walks off with the show.
Everything kicks off when Beverly Weston (Shepard) goes missing, leaving his ruthlessly straight-talking, pill-popping wife Violet (Streep) to assemble the family in their rambling Oklahoma home. They have three equally feisty daughters: Barbara (Roberts) is a tightly wound bundle of anger with an estranged husband (McGregor) and surly teen daughter (Breslin) in tow; Karen (Lewis) is a free-spirited floater with yet another random boyfriend (Mulroney); and Ivy (Nicholson) is fed up with being the dutiful daughter who stayed close to home. Also on hand is Violet's sister Mattie Fae (Martindale), whose husband (Cooper) is the family patriarch now that Beverly is gone, which means their son (Cumberbatch) feels even more useless than normal.
What plot there is centres on skeletons rattling out of closets and relationships imploding spectacularly. The film is a series of brutally intense encounters between people who probably still love each other in vaguely undefined ways and express it through bitter bursts of witty cruelty. Streep has the meatiest role as the imperious Violet, who knows a lot more than she's letting on. And her chief rival is Barbara, played with unnerving intensity by Roberts. The only person we even remotely like is Mattie Fae, and the always-superb Martindale finds all kinds of layers in the character.
Continue reading: August: Osage County Review
Reviews of 'August: Osage County' have mainly focussed on how the Pulitzer Prize winning stage play has transferred to the screen. Whilst the actors have been praised, many reviewers claim their knowledge of the play was lacking, a fault they attribute to director John Wells.
August: Osage County appears to have all the qualities needed to make a movie to combat January blues: a stellar cast, strong female characters and enough gentle humour to rival a Richard Curtis script. But do critics agree?
Julia Roberts stars in August: Osage County.
Based on the play by Tracy Letts, the film follows a group of strong, and somewhat eccentric, women in the Weston family and is centred on their Midwest childhood home at the time of a family crisis. Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Julia Roberts (Eat, Pray, Love), Juliette Lewis (Open Road) and Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) star as the women of the Weston family. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen); Dermot Mulroney (New Girl); and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) appear in supporting roles.
Continue reading: 'August: Osage County' Reviews Preoccupied With Adaptation Issues
See below for a full list of nominations
The Bafta nominations didn’t really throw up any surprises, with many of the year’s top actors, directors and films being recognised. The constant metronome of: ‘Gravity,’ ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ still chimes away; the Oscar favourites are set to do battle.
Gravity is leading the way with 11 Bafta nominations
So 'Gravity' leads the way with 11 nominations; it’ll go up against '12 Years a Slave' in the Best Film Category as well as 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips' and 'Philomena', a film the Alfonso Cuaron space thriller must also beat to win Outstanding British Film gong. 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', 'Rush', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Selfish Giant' make up that category.
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28th October, 1967
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