Thursday, April 29, 2010

Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock's Pseudo-Scandal

Extra, Extra, read all about it:

“Sandra Bullock Blind Sides Julia Roberts”

“Julia Roberts Furious at Sandra Bullock”

“Sandra Bullock Stole Julia Roberts Career...and Cover”

Seriously, people?

After yesterday’s big reveal of Sandra Bullock’s People magazine cover announcing her divorce and secret adoption, the headlines some websites and news outlets choose to focus on were ridiculous. I won’t even dignify the organizations who deemed “Sandra Bullock Adopts a Black Baby” a newsworthy headline, but everyone else got all in a tizzy because Julia Roberts had been displaced as the cover girl of People’s annual Most Beautiful People issue in favor of Sandra beaming at her new baby boy.

Why the big hoo-hah over a little editorial switcheroo?

Because everyone loves a good celebrity catfight.

“[Julia’s] a bit envious of Sandra,” one outlet reported.

Hmm, what do you think she’s more covetous of? The dissolution of her marriage or the ho-bag women who keep coming forward announcing they slept with her soon-to-be ex husband, Jesse James?

Many people claim the beef between the mega stars stems from The Proposal and The Blind Side, two roles Julia originally filled which eventually went to Bullock. The Proposal went on to gross over $300 million, making it one of the biggest success in Bullock’s career, and The Blind Side, which earned $287 million, won Bullock an Oscar. Meanwhile, Julia’s career has cooled a bit in recent years, a situation sure to be turned around when Eat Pray Love opens August 13.

We think the whole thing is nonsense cooked up in people’s minds. Considering this would have been Julie’s fourth Most Beautiful People cover, it’s not like she’s missing out on her big day in the sun.

What’s so vexing is the idea that whenever two actresses are involved in anything in Hollywood, it’s automatically assumed they’re at odds. If Matt Damon had bumped Ben Affleck or George Clooney off the cover, no one would be talking about it.

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