It’s a girl – and a boy – for actress Julia Roberts and her husband, cinematographer Danny Moder, reports the Associated Press.

Roberts gave birth to twins Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus Walter Moder on Sunday morning at a Southern California hospital, publicist Marcy Engelman said Sunday.

Roberts, 37, was confined to bed last month after experiencing a series of early contractions and wasn’t due until early January. Engelman said Sunday in a phone interview that “mother and babies are doing great,” but didn’t release the twins’ weights or other details.

Roberts, who skyrocketed to fame with “Pretty Woman” in 1990, has two films coming out in early December – Mike Nichols’ “Closer” and “Ocean’s Twelve,” the Steven Soderbergh-directed sequel to 2001’s star-studded heist caper.

Roberts married Moder in July 2002 at her home in Taos, N.M. The twins are the first children for Roberts, who won the best actress Oscar in 2001 for “Erin Brockovich.”

Garrett colapses on beach

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) – Australian rock star-turned-lawmaker Peter Garrett was hospitalized after collapsing on a Sydney beach following a morning swim, authorities said.

Garrett, former lead singer of Midnight Oil, was taken by ambulance to Prince of Wales Hospital after collapsing on Maroubra beach in southern Sydney early Saturday.

He was discharged from the hospital Saturday evening, saying he would undergo further tests to determine why he had collapsed.

“It’s good to be back on my feet again,” he told reporters outside the hospital. “(There are) no obvious causes as to why this happened and we’ll get some more tests and checks done next week.”

Lifeguards came to Garrett’s aid when he collapsed as he waded from the water where he had been body surfing.

Garrett’s political adviser Simon Balderstone said Garrett had no history of medical problems.

“He’s very fit and healthy and it’s probably fair to say he’s a lot fitter and healthier than your average 51-year-old Australian male,” he told Sky News television.

The rock star and committed environmentalist was elected in October as a lawmaker with the opposition Labor Party.

Bosworth goes back for part

Kate Bosworth, who’s all of 21, concedes she had never heard of Bobby Darin before landing a costarring role in a film about the 1950s crooner, reports The Associated Press.

Bosworth plays Darin’s sweetheart, Sandra Dee, and Kevin Spacey portrays the singer in “Beyond the Sea,” which had its British debut Thursday.

“I knew absolutely nothing about Bobby Darin before this film, but now I’m a huge fan,” said Bosworth, wearing a black cocktail dress by Yves Saint-Laurent for the occasion. “There is darkness and tragedy in the story, and it was a dream for me to land this part.”

The film was a labor of love for Spacey, 45. Besides being on-screen, the two-time Oscar winner produced, directed and co-wrote the film. He also sang all 18 songs on the soundtrack.

Spacey has long been fascinated by Darin, who rose from poverty to become one of America’s biggest stars of the 1950s and “60s with hits such as “Mack the Knife,” “Dream Lover,” “Splish Splash” and “Beyond the Sea.”

Darin married Dee, and they became Hollywood’s golden couple. But Darin died in 1973, at age 37, from a heart condition brought on by rheumatic fever he had as a child.

Rachel haircut influential

“Friends” favorite Rachel’s haircut has been voted the most influential of all time, reports Ananova.com.

The bouncy, layered cut was sported by Jennifer Aniston’s character in the long-running NBC sitcom and became a favorite with hairdressers across the country in the mid-’90s.

Rachel later replaced it with a longer, sleeker style that Aniston still sports.

Farrah Fawcett came in second, followed by Princess Diana, Mary Quant and Marilyn Monroe, in the poll of 2,000 women conducted by UK appliance giant Morphy Richards.

Cartoon character Marge Simpson’s shocking blue hairdo came in 14th.

Pedro’s new movie raises concerns

“Bad Education,” the latest movie by Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, may have gotten very good reviews, but as far as many movie theater operators are concerned, it has gotten a bad rating from the Motion Picture Association of America. Almodovar’s film, which deals with priestly sexual abuse within the context of a homoerotic film noir, according to the Hollywood Reporter, has been designated NC-17, meaning that no one aged 17 or under will be admitted, with or without a parent. The label has such a restrictive effect on potential audiences that most theaters won’t screen an NC-17 movie. The film, which many critics regard as among Almodovar’s best, does not portray childhood sexual abuse, but it does include a sexual encounter between two consenting adult men.


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