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Julia Roberts reportedly doesn't look like her usual self in "Ocean's Twelve."
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updated 9/13/2004 2:44:54 AM ET 2004-09-13T06:44:54

The early buzz coming from “Ocean’s Twelve” is that Julia Roberts is no pretty woman.

The star appears in the $85 million sequel to “Ocean’s Eleven,” along with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Catherine-Zeta Jones and others — and Roberts has reportedly driven up costs with her demands for wardrobe changes and expensive re-shoots because, according to reports, she “didn’t like the way she looked.”

Perhaps those reshoots didn’t help too much. The still-uncompleted flick had an early screening in Scottsdale, Arizona, and some of the feedback wasn’t kind. “I heard Julia had morning sickness,” one source tells The Scoop. “She looks it.”

“Julia Roberts looks awful,” notes an anonymous review on Aint-It-Cool News.com. “Throughout her brief screen time, she is shot without any makeup.  It's not really a pretty sight.” (Reader warning: potential spoiler alert!)  In one scene, however, Julia Roberts appears in full make-up as Julia Roberts the Movie Star — a joke the reviewer says fell flat. “A lot of sighs were heard in the theatre as it didn't play very well.”

Fly the Jolie skies

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Angelina Jolie may be giving John Travolta a run for his money; the star of “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow” is learning to fly and has bought an airplane. “She travels around a lot, including in Third World countries,” says a source. “Piloting her own plane could be very convenient for her.”

You may see Jolie piloting a plane, but one thing you won’t see is her starring in another Lara Croft sequel. While out promoting “Sky Captain,” the star made it very clear that she’d had enough of the flicks based on the video-game star. “She said she had a great time doing them and so on,” says a source, “but she made it very clear that she had absolutely no interest in revisiting the character.”

Notes from all over

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Reese Witherspoon says that “Vanity Fair” director Mira Nair praised her bosoms, which were larger because she was preggers while shooting the flick. “She liked it that I became a bit curvy,” Witherspoon told the Swedish paper Aftonbladet, according to our translator. “She talked all the time about my breasts.  I was so embarrassed. I’m so shy and really didn't want to talk about them at all.” . . . Paris Hilton has size 11 feet. It’s her least favorite feature.  . . . Jason Alexander, the childhood friend of Britney Spears who was her husband for 55 hours, says he no longer wishes he was married to the pop star. Larry Elder, on the premiere of his talk show today, asks Alexander if he still would like to be Mr. Britney Spears. “Now? After everything?  No, I wouldn't,” Alexander replied. “Nothing against her...but I wouldn’t want to be a part of that family, man. They’re not the same people...that I knew when I grew up."

Jeannette Walls Delivers the Scoop Mondays through Thursdays on MSNBC.com

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