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Julia Roberts' Half-Sister Nancy Motes Found Dead Of Apparent Drug Overdose

Feb 11, 2014 06:00 AM


Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes was found dead on Sunday, her family confirmed in a statement to the NY Daily News.

"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 read. "There is no official report from the Coroner's office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated."

Lieutenant Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office added in a statement:

    "Nancy Motes was found dead at a residence in the bathroom yesterday, pronounced dead by the LA Fire Department at 2:12 PM yesterday. Not sure whose residence it was. She was found in a bathtub that had water in it. We're taking it as a suicide, not a drowning. She's being examined today. We are waiting for the doctor to provide his findings. There were prescription and non-prescription drugs found at the scene. Cannot tell you what those drugs were. The role the drugs may or may not have played is not yet known. The investigator at the scene listed at this point that he is going with suicide and we are waiting for the doctor to finish the examination. We haven't gotten anything yet."

Motes was the youngest sibling of Julia and Eric Roberts, and though the relationship between the sisters wasn't perfect, Motes revealed in an interview with the NY Daily News last August, "We're both trying to change our opinions of each other ... I love Julia absolutely, and I have no doubt she loves me."

Julia Roberts Is Serenaded By Fans At The SAG Awards

Jan 19, 2014 11:00 AM

Julia Roberts may not have won the award for Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, but she was clearly a fan favorite!

When the 46-year-old actress arrived at the Shrine Auditorium on Saturday evening, she spent several minutes folks who were lined up on the sidewalk. Julia wowed in a fuchsia dress, and she couldn't stop smiling when fans sang a slightly off-key but heartfelt version of "Pretty Woman."

Check out the clip above, and click the gallery below to see more of Julia and other stars on the red carpet at the SAG Awards last night!

Julia Roberts Fuels Pregnancy Rumors In Baggy Coat Outside Late Show

Dec 12, 2013 03:15 PM

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Is she or isn't she?

Julia Roberts taped The Late Show with David Letterman today in N.Y.C., and the actress did little to dispel the rumors she's got a bun in the oven by wearing a baggy coat and loose-fitting slacks.

The A-lister found herself at the center of baby speculation the other day when a picture of her surfaced looking significantly bigger in her midsection.

She already has three kids and she's 46-years-old, so we doubt she's got another one on the way, but crazier things have happened!

Miss Roberts was just handed a SAG nomination for her supporting role in the Tony award-winning play August: Osage County, so either way, she's got a lot to smile about these days!

Julia Roberts And George Clooney Get Cozy During 2013 BAFTA Awards

Nov 10, 2013 09:00 AM


They're quite the friendly pair!

Good friends Julia Roberts and George Clooney were feeling super friendly Saturday night as the two A-listers sat together during the 2013 BAFTA LA Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The two sat together during dinner, shared a fit of laughter and even held hands as they chatted up their peers at the prestigious event.

They're like two peas in a pod!


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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Julia Roberts Ditches The Makeup For Dinner Date With Hubby

Jun 24, 2012 11:30 AM

Julia Roberts is a Pretty Woman, with or without makeup!

The Oscar winner stepped out looking barefaced and beautiful while on a date with hubby Danny Moder in Mailbu, on Saturday night.

The happy couple made a rare appearance as they headed to dinner at Guido's restaurant in the ritzy area of the beach town, and Roberts looked simply stunning in an all-black ensemble, while Moder looked casual in jeans, a white shirt, navy jacket and bright red shoes.

The couple is gearing up to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary on the 4th of July; they famously tired the knot in a surprise wedding at Roberts' ranch in Taos, New Mexico in 2002.


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Julia Roberts And Christy Turlington Too Airbrushed For UK Ad Standards

Jul 27, 2011 02:52 PM


Should airbrushing be illegal?!

Well, no one's really saying it should ... yet. But the UK's Advertising Standards Authority has a problem with two L'Oreal-brand ads featuring Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington, claiming the commercials have been a bit too Photoshopped.

The ASA ruled both ads breach the code for standards of exaggeration -- calling the advertisements misleading -- and they've banned them from future publication.

Roberts' ad for Lancome promotes Teint Miracle, which claims it creates a "natural light" on the skin. The campaign was shot by famed photographer Mario Testino.

Turlington is featured in an ad for a Maybelline product called The Eraser, which claims to erase wrinkle lines.

UK politician Jo Swinson, who is well-known for her battle against the unrealistic portrayal of women in advertising, filed the complaint with the ASA saying the ads are "not representative of the results the product could achieve."

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Tom And Julia Give Us A Wave At Larry Crowne Premiere

Jun 28, 2011 08:15 AM


There aren't two bigger Hollywood stars than Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts!

The two superstars hit the red carpet at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the premiere of Larry Crowne.

In the film, Hanks plays a guy who gets fired from his job ... and heads back to school. Lucky for him, Ms. Roberts is his teacher! Loves it.

The actor who plays the voice of Disney's Handy Manny is also in the flick. See who it is ... after the jump.

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Emma Roberts Hangs With Her Cousin Finn And Uncle Danny Moder

Jun 5, 2011 09:15 AM

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In case you forgot, Emma Roberts is Julia Robert's niece, which makes Julia's twins Finn and Hazel Emma's cousins!

Roberts, 20, hung out with her uncle Danny Moder and Phinnaeus, 5, Saturday in Malibu. Finn's sis Hazel and their younger brother Henry, 3, stayed home with mom Julia.

The trio walked down to the beach and Finn dug around in the sand while Danny and Emma chatted. Roberts has a new film - The Art of Getting By -- coming out June 17th. Click through to see the trailer ...

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