Sideshow: Julia Roberts still a 'Pretty Woman' to fans

Julia Roberts visiting "The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday.
Julia Roberts visiting "The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday. (THEO WARGO / NBC / Getty Images)
Posted: August 03, 2014

USA loves 'Pretty Woman'

Too many fans still are fixated on a pic she made 24 years ago, the rom-com Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts said Friday on Today.

Fans come up to her by the thousands and tell her they live for that movie. "I kind of go, 'Another decade, anything?' " Roberts, 46, told Matt Lauer.

Roberts, who stole the nation's heart playing a hooker with a heart of diamond, still remembers her lines from some of her biggest pics.

" 'I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy. Asking him to love her,' " she says, repeating lines from 1999's Notting Hill, which costarred Hugh Grant.

Roberts isn't just a girl anymore but also a parent, with hub Danny Moder, to twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, 9, and Henry, 7.

"I'm really proud of what I've accomplished in my career," the Oscar-winner said. "By [the time I had kids] I felt I had really earned staying home with my kids."

Katniss on the market?

Jennifer Lawrence is free again: E!News says the Hunger Games megaheroine has broken up with bf of four years Nicholas Hoult. Busy work schedules left them little time to intermingle their souls. Or maybe not. . . . The New York Daily News on Thursday said J-Law was sporting an engagement ring. (!?!)

Breakup of the decade

Robert Pattinson says what he found most devastating during his breakup with Kristen Stewart wasn't her cheating on him. (She had a fling with director Rupert Sanders.) What hurt the most was having to talk about it, to reveal to the media how he felt.

"The hardest part was talking about it afterwards," he tells British Esquire. "Because when you talk about other people, it affects them in ways you can't predict." See, his words were twisted by gossipers and deployed as weapons.

Ro-Pat says he considers himself "a relatively solitary person."

Katy sings for the prez

Pop sizzler Katy Perry, 29, serenaded President Obama Thursday night at his big white house. Perry "is one of my favorite people," Obama said.

"She is just a wonderful person. I just met her mom, now I know why she's such a wonderful person."

Katy's mom, Mary Christine Perry, is a noted conservative. But she seemed to have a nice time at the show. Katy reportedly refused to let her parents - both mom and dad, Maurice Keith Hudson, are Pentecostal preachers - see her perform at Obama's inauguration in 2013.

 


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