Lancôme has given us a behind the scenes look at Julia Roberts shooting the Tarsem Singh directed TV advert for the brand's new fragrance La Vie Est Belle (£59). Three French masters of perfumery — Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion and Anne Flipo — have created the first ever feminine iris fragrance composed of 63 ingredients, which took three years and 5521 versions to get to its final stage. Watch the making of above and let me know what you think!
It was a family affair at the Jesus Henry Christ premiere in Hollywood last night. Coproducers and sisters Julia Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan were joined by their brother Eric's daughter, Emma Roberts, as they celebrated the debut of the dark comedy. Julia's husband Danny Moder also served as cinematographer on the project, though he didn't join the ladies for the evening out. The screening was held inside Mann's Chinese Theatre, where castmembers like Michael Sheen walked the carpet. He was without his girlfriend and former Midnight in Paris costar, Rachel McAdams, but looked dapper as he spoke proudly about the film solo. Jesus Henry Christ tells the story of a child prodigy who goes in search of his biological father, played by Michael. Julia was behind the camera this time around in her role as a producer, but she mentioned feeling a little nervous on the night of the film's debut anyway. Stay tuned for today's PopSugar Rush to catch our coverage from the event!
2012 is the year of Snow White. There are currently two different films on their way into the theater based on the classic fairy tale: Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman, due June 1, 2012, and Relativity's Mirror Mirror, which is scheduled to open this weekend. As they've come together, it's been tough keeping up with the separate films and trying to not get them confused, so I'm helping you out. Check out who's who in each movie now before you see them and have the chance to determine which movie is the fairest of them all.
Video: Julia Roberts and Lily Collins Joke They "Don't Get Along" and Talk Lily's "Rival" Kristen Stewart
Lily Collins and Julia Roberts face off as Snow White and the Evil Queen in the big screen fairy-tale adaptation, Mirror Mirror. We sat down with the costars at a recent press day to chat about the movie, and they shared what it was like having to act evil during filming, despite the fact that they really liked each other. Lily also opened up about her friend Kristen Stewart's own upcoming Snow White feature, Snow White and the Huntsman. See what she had to say about them being "rivals" when you watch our interview, and make sure to check out Mirror Mirror in theaters on March 30.
The Mirror Mirror premiere was an exciting affair at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in LA today. Lily Collins chose a princess-like Dolce & Gabbana dress, which she accessorized with a wand, while Julia Roberts brought a pop of color in a pink top. Julia and Lily, who play the Evil Queen and Snow White in the big screen adaptation of the classic children's book, posed together and with costumed characters on their way inside. Their Prince Charming, Armie Hammer, was unable to attend, though he did make it to the movie's after party. He's been busy filming his next project, The Lone Ranger, with Johnny Depp and we saw first picture of him and Johnny in The Lone Ranger last week. Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka turned out for the event, as did Ali Landry and her daughter Estella. Click into the gallery to see all the red-carpet fun and don't forget to check out the new zoom feature!
Julia Roberts covers Vanity Fair's brand-new April issue. She chatted up her forthcoming movie Mirror Mirror, which will be out on March 30. The film pairs Julia with up-and-coming actress Lily Collins, as well as Armie Hammer. However, the business of moviemaking is a different one for Lily, as Julia tells writer Sam Kashner. Julia reflected on how tough it is for people just starting out, avoiding overexposure, and managing to keep her kids unaware of her fame. Julia told the magazine:
- On her kids not knowing she's famous: "[Once] on a crowded street, and somebody noticed me, and then another person noticed. Somebody said as we were walking past, 'Oh, that's Julia Roberts.' We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, 'Yeah, my mom's Julia Robinson.' That's what gives you perspective. It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person."
- On not taking bad advice: "[There was] a time when I was encouraged — as all young actresses are — you know, 'You’ve got to keep going; you've got to get out there.'"
- On how Hollywood has changed since she started: "The business is so different; you can never be that new girl that has that moment of 'Where’d she come from?'" she says. "There's the express elevator and there's rehab. It's so awful; nobody gets a fair trial-and-error period that everybody deserves and everybody needs."
Photos courtesy Mario Sorrenti exclusively for Vanity Fair
The Academy Awards are less than five days away and we're counting down with a look back at some winning moments. Halle Berry's touching speech was a highlight, as was Reese Witherspoon's shining moment — and we've rounded them all up. Click through to see the award worthy photos, and don't forget to fill out your 2012 Oscar ballot for a chance to win an iPad 2!
The battle between the dueling Snow White movies just got a little more exciting, thanks to new pictures from Relativity's still untitled film. We've already seen Lily Collins as the young fairy-tale icon, but now we've got a taste of Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Armie Hammer as Prince Charming. Hammer looks picture perfect as Snow's knight in shining armor while Roberts looks deliciously wicked (if not a bit reminiscent of the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland). Check 'em out.
Photo courtesy of Relativity
The large amounts of Photoshop used in makeup advertisements has long been a hot-button issue in the UK, and this week the nation's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) handed down a strict judgment against two L'Oréal foundation ads. "If advertisers go too far in using airbrushing and other post-production techniques to alter the appearance of models and it's likely to mislead people, then that's wrong and we'll stop the ads," said Guy Parker, the ASA's chief executive.
The ASA ruled that both ads depicted the models (Julia Roberts for Lancôme and Christy Turlington for Maybelline) with skin altered in a way that the products could never actually achieve. But do you think airbrushing like this is really harmful? Refer to Julia Roberts's ad up top, and keep reading to see the banned Christy Turlington ad.
Nearly five years after Charlie Wilson's War, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen with the romantic comedy Larry Crowne. The A-listers play an unlikely pair who get a second chance at love in the sweet film, which Hanks not only cowrote, but directed and starred in, too. We had a chance to sit down with the charming duo at the recent press day for the movie in Beverly Hills, where they talked trading stories about their kids and schooling a new generation of actors on the set. Julia also chatted about the fun she had taking on a character who isn't quite in line with her America's sweetheart image. Check out our interview and catch Larry Crowne in theaters on July 1.