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Julia Roberts no ‘Pretty Woman’ in film

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

Alessia Pierdomenico
U.S. actress Angelina Jolie arrives at the Venice Lido September 10, 2004. Jolie is starring as a dubber in U.S. directors Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman's animation movie 'Shark tale' being shown at the Venice film festival. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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.”

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