A pregnant Julia Roberts was hospitalized over the weekend after experiencing a series of early contractions, reports People magazine.

The actress was accompanied by her husband, Danny Moder, when she was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday night. The contractions eventually stopped, but she remained under observation.

Roberts’ New York-based publicist, Marcy Engleman, declined to comment Wednesday.

The movie star, who turns 37 Thursday, is expecting twins – a boy and a girl – in early January.

People said Roberts’ condition wasn’t serious, but that her doctors had advised bed rest until her due date.

Roberts, who won the best actress Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich,” married Moder in July 2002 at her home in Taos, N.M. The twins would be the first children for Roberts, who starred in 1990’s “Pretty Woman.”

Her upcoming films include “Ocean’s Twelve” and “Closer.”

Rhames turns to tv

Who loves ya, baby? Ving Rhames does.

Rhames has signed with USA Network to a weekly series of Kojak, debuting in March, reports The Associated Press. Filming begins in Toronto in January.

Production wrapped in August on a two-hour original movie, which will now serve as the premiere episode for the nine-week original series, the network said.

Telly Savalas starred as the stylish, chrome-domed Lt. Theo Kojak in the police drama, which aired from 1973-78.

“Kojak is a perfect USA series,” Bonnie Hammer, president of USA Network and the Sci Fi Channel, said in a statement. “The main character is a true American original, a crime-solver with an incredible mix of charm, street smarts and uncanny intuition. And in the hands of the great Ving Rhames, this is definitely not your father’s Kojak.”

Rhames, 43, is best known for his role as Marsellus Wallace in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.

P. diddy and friends rock the vote

Star power will descend upon Miami Dade College’s North Campus when rap mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, hip-hopper Mary J. Blige and movie star Leonardo DiCaprio speak to students Thursday on the importance of voting in the upcoming presidential election.

The Vote or Die! Tour is part of Citizen Change, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization spearheaded by P. Diddy in an effort to change voter apathy among young Americans.

The tour hopes to resonate with millions of youngsters, leaving an imprint that will encourage them to utilize their right to vote and hit the polls in high numbers on Tuesday.

“The young people in this country hold the power to decide what’s best for their future,” said Combs. “We are going to remind them of the mighty power they possess and make sure the young men and women across this country turn out in force on Election Day.”

The tour’s stop at Miami Dade College is the culmination of a three-day, six-city tour.

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