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  • Lupita Nyong'o, winner of the award for best actress in a supporting role for "12 Years a Slave", right, and her brother Peter attend the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Pride of Africa: Kenya celebrates Nyong'o's Oscar

    "You are the pride of Africa," Kenya's president exclaimed on Twitter as he celebrated Kenya's first major Oscar win by actress Lupita Nyong'o.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2014 file photo, Julia Roberts arrives at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center, in Palm Springs, Calif.  The Los Angeles coroner's office is investigating the death  of Nancy Motes, 37, the half-sister of actors Julia and Eric Roberts. Motes was found dead in a Los Angeles home on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Julia Roberts' family mourning half-sister's death

    The Los Angeles County coroner's office is investigating the death of Julia Roberts' 37-year-old half-sister.

  • Tom Hanks, left, and Julia Roberts pose backstage at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Palm Springs, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

    Hanks, Bullock, Streep honored in Palm Springs

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Sandra Bullock shared the painful results of Googling herself, Meryl Streep shadowboxed on-stage, and Tom Hanks braced for awards season's "celebrity mule train" at the year's first glitzy Hollywood gala.

  • Environmental activist Erin Brockovich is pictured in her home in Agoura Hills, Calif., in 2000. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Erin Brockovich: Environmental activist arrested while boating

    Environmental activist Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia Roberts in a 2000 movie about her fight over the pollution of a California town, was arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated at Lake Mead near Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday.

  • HBO to make adaption of AIDS play

    Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo will star in an HBO movie adaptation of "The Normal Heart," the play about the onset of the AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s.

  • Musician Tim McGraw attends the "Stand Up to Cancer" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Los Angeles. The initiative aimed to raise funds to accelerate innovative cancer research by bringing new therapies to patients quickly. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

    Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts among stars on 'Stand Up to Cancer'

    Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and Robert Pattinson were among dozens of stars who appeared Friday on the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon.

  • Hanks, Roberts among stars on 'Stand up to Cancer'

    Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it.

  • Hanks, Roberts among stars on 'Stand up to Cancer'

    Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it.

  • "Last Call at the Oasis," a documentary featuring commentary by Erin Brockovich (seen here), looks at the problem of fresh water access worldwide. "It's a human rights issue. We all need water," she said. (Participant Media)

    Environmental crusader Erin Brockovich slams 'absent' EPA

    When it comes to environmental cleanup, prominent environmental activist Erin Brockovich declares, "The EPA is absent." Asked whether the White House bears any responsibility for the agency's failures, she responds, "I don't think the current administration has done as much environmentally as I'd hoped or thought they'd do."

  • Erin Brockovich returns to big screen in water doc

    Erin Brockovich has long been a champion for clean water. Her efforts to sue Pacific Gas & Electric for polluting the water supply of a California town were adapted into a big-screen story, 2000's "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts in the Oscar-winning title-role.

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Julia Roberts' evil queen (left) haunts Snow White, played by Lily Collins, in "Mirror Mirror," director Tarsem Singh's lighthearted take on the classic fairy tale.

    MOVIE REVIEW: 'Mirror Mirror'

    The Snow White of "Mirror Mirror," the new live-action adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm tale, isn't your ordinary damsel in distress.

  • Julia Roberts joins campaign for cleaner stoves

    Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts is teaming with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to raise awareness about the dangers posed by dirty wood- and coal-burning cooking stoves in developing nations.

  • Kennedy Center honorees Oprah Winfrey (second from left) and Paul McCartney (third from left) stand with first lady Michelle Obama (third from right) and President Obama (second from right) during the playing of the national anthem at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. At left is Stedman Graham, Miss Winfrey's longtime beau. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Winfrey, McCartney join Kennedy Center honorees

    Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her childhood years in a Mississippi shack and in public housing with a poster of the Beatles on her bedroom wall. Sunday, she was honored with Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles she so loved.

  • Kennedy Center honorees Oprah Winfrey (second from left) and Paul McCartney (third from left) stand with first lady Michelle Obama (third from right) and President Obama (second from right) during the playing of the national anthem at the 2010 Kennedy Center Honors gala in Washington on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010. At left is Stedman Graham, Miss Winfrey's longtime beau. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Winfrey, McCartney saluted at Kennedy Center

    Oprah Winfrey has come a long way since her childhood years in a Mississippi shack and in public housing with a poster of The Beatles on her bedroom wall. Sunday, she was honored with Paul McCartney, one of the Beatles she so loved.

  • Athlete Lindsey Vonn attends the 20th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York, on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

    Cher, Julia, Fergie honored at Glamour fest

    Constance McMillen was having a pretty amazing night. The 18-year-old from Jackson, Miss., had been just introduced to Julia Roberts. Singer Fergie had praised her in a speech, then sought her out to personally greet her.

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