Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 5, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
Julia Roberts, cameraman marry yesterday
TAOS, N.M. — Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts married her cameraman boyfriend Daniel Moder early yesterday at her 16-hectare estate outside Taos.
The wedding marks Roberts’ second trip down the aisle. The star of “Runaway Bride” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” was married for 21 months to country and western singer Lyle Lovett.
The darkness of the cool New Mexico morning concealed the details of Roberts’ wedding but provided the perfect backdrop for the midnight ceremony.
“Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder married during a midnight ceremony before family and fnends at their home in New Mexico,” Roberts’ publicist, Marcy
Engelman, told The Associated Press about an hour after the ceremony.
Engelman declined to give any details about the couple’s nuptials, the bride’s attire or the guest list, saying, “This is all we’re going to release at this time.”
A big white tent was seen on Roberts’ estate Wednesday afternoon and the town was crowded with photographers and reporters, some of whom camped outside her gate.
A pitch-black sky was dotted with millions of
sparkling stars as music and laughter could be heard coming from Roberts’ home into the early morning.
The rumours heated up this week when the Daily Mail of London reported that 50 guests were being flown from Los Angeles to New Mexico for some sort of celebration at Roberts’ estate. The paper said George Clooney, Roberts’ co-star on “Ocean’s 11,” was to be among them and that invitees were to wear white linen.
Pretty Woman (WOO) remains Roberts’ biggest hit, with a domestic gross of $178.4 million. Her other $100 million hits include Notting Hill, and Erin Brockovich, for which she received a best-actress Oscar in 2001.
Roberts’ love life has been tabloid fodder for years. She broke up with actor Benjamin Bran last year after dating him for nearly four years. He went on to marry actress Talisa Soto in April. Roberts broke up with Kiefer Sutherland in 1991 on the eve of their wedding. She also was linked to Jason Pattie, Dylan McDermott, Matthew Perry and Liam Neeson.
FOR SATURDAY, JULY 6
The moon, Mercury and Saturn are all Gemini now, so expect family, financial and marital obligations to try and take away your free time, making you miss out on planned activities. The fates are convincing you to finish things you’ve neglected. By mid-Sunday, you’ll realize that deadlines and time pressures bring out your hidden talents.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You make a fantastic impression when you stick to what you know best and don’t try too hard to win anyone over.
Mystery helps singles attract a much- -
desired partner. Celebrate success tonight with friends and loved ones.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Starting up relationships with a new group of people improves your feelings about yourself. Resist the temptation to hurt an ex-love out of jealousy. Someone on your softball team may be a new romance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Being accepting of others is the theme. If a loved one is made to feel defensive, he or she could put a friendship on the line in order to save face. Be careful whom you confide in. Don’t give ammunition to unstable people!
CANCER (June 22-July 22). No use finding fault with someone who is on your side. A part-
ner can’t see what you’re striving for, so you must hold a vision for both of you. Libra is all fun and games, but there’s true romantic heat with Taurus.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Giving too much too easily takes away the initiative of those you’re trying to inspire. The best leader doesn’t have all the answers but does encourage others to come up with answers of their own. Children are in a cuddly mood.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (July 6) Your candle power outshines competitors, higher-ups and authorities. Use this lucky window to make changes you’ve been afraid to do. If you relax, the love and support you need magically appear in August. Artists, engineers and Web site designers hit financial home runs. A former love comes back in October. A move is financially wise. Your lucky numbers are 5, 11, 14, 26 and 35.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Don’t think you must pay for every important event in your life. Relatives chip in for weddings, travel money or tuition. Home maintenance measures are absolutely necessary; do them now while they are still inexpensive repairs.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Take nothing too seriously. A last-minute change of plans leads to a romantic opportunity. Risk your heart! Don’t be discouraged by a friend who seems to be on a
faster track. Concentrating on inadequacy stunts your productivity.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re considerate and respectful, but may need to play hardball in order to get your money. Take time to make backups of documents and computer files — you won’t be sorry. Plan a trip to promote family unity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People close to you will fire up your ambitions; ask a sweetie to help you stay on track with your life goals. Tonight’s date caters to your whims. Singles: Concentrate on what’s best for you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A change in your philosophy may be necessary to forge ahead. Your enthusiasm lifts up everyone around you. Maintaining a relationship is the key to longevity. Show your love in small ways every day.
'AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’re
extremely clever now and should pursue your offbeat ideas. See a project through to completion, not only for yourself but also for the good of everyone. Any worry you have disappears instantly when you write it down.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your romantic life comes alive when you finally break the ice with a new prospect. Past injustices will be reversed. Attention to diet and exercise keeps energy high. Though temptations are many, persevere to see results.
Actress Julia Roberts arrives for the 74th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles in March.
Girl might be great babysitter
EDITOR’S NOTE: Ann Landers answered her readers’ letters up to her death on June 22. The following was one of her last columns.
Dear Ann Landers: My next-door neighbour has a teenage daughter who would like to babysit for my six-year-old son. She has offered her daughter’s services many times, but I always refuse. Why? Because the entire family, including the teenage daughter, is covered with tattoos and body piercings.
The father has a pierced tongue and tattoos on both arms. The mother has a pierced lip and a tattoo on her leg. The teenage daughter has a niprcerl forums noce ears and eyebrow and colourful artwork all over her neck and back And these are just the parts I can see.
I am not close to these neighbours, although we exchange pleasantries whenever we see one another. I have run out of excuses not to hire this girl. How can I keep putting her off’ without being impolite? — Single Mom in California
Dear California: Tattoos and body piercings do not make the girl an irresponsible babysitter or a bad influence. She may, in fact, be a terrific person. You cannot expect to shield your son from every person who has tattoos and piercings. He is old enough to understand your view on this mat
ter. If you are still against having this girl in your house, find a permanent babysitter as soon as possible, and let the neighbours know the position is taken.
Dear Ann Landers: Recently, I went to a restaurant that offered valet parking because there were no parking spaces available in the surrounding area. When I asked the attendant how much it would cost, he replied, “There is no charge. I work strictly for tips.” I gave him my car and went into the restaurant.
When I returned, the valet brought my car and T gave him $2. He threw the bills back at me and said with disdain, “You can keep your money.” I was offended by his behaviour. I thought a $2 tip was perfectly reasonable, especially since the car was parked close by.
Please tell me the proper tip to give someone who parks your car. I want to do the right thing. — St. Petersburg, Fla.
Dear Florida: That valet behaved inappropriately. His poor attitude has no doubt cost him a lot of money.
In most instances, a dollar or two is a sufficient
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tip for valet parking. In larger cities, or at fancy upscale restaurants, however, a tip is often more. Since there was no other charge for the parking, I would have offered him $5.
Dear Ann Landers: My husband works with “Josh,” and we have become casual friends with Josh and his wife, “Barb.” Last weekend, we invited Josh and Barb to a barbecue at our home. We planned it a week in advance, and Barb even asked if she could bong a friend.
I spent hours preparing for the dinner, setting the table with my best china, grilling steaks and chicken, and making sure the ambience was just right. As soon as they arrived, Barb said they had stopped at a fast-food place on the way and weren’t verv hunerv
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They barely touched the food I cooked, but rummaged through my refrigerator and cabinets looking for snacks. Then they sat down on my sofa while my husband and I cleared the dishes.
I have never been treated so rudely rn my life. I want to get revenge on them, but I don’t want to jeopardize my husband’s job. Any ideas? — T rampled in Arkansas
Dear Arkansas: Don’t bother coming up with an appropriate act of revenge for these clods. It would take too much of your time and energy, and they aren’t worth it. Chalk this one up to experience, and don’t invite them again.
• In 1944, Robbie Robertson, guitarist with the Band, was born in Toronto. First known as The Hawks, The Band evolved from a group taken to Ontario from the U.S. by Ronnie Hawkins. The original members were gradually replaced by Canadian musicians, with the exception of drummer Levon Helm. The Band moved to the U.S. in 1965, where they became Bob Dylan’s backup group. They continued to tour with Dylan until 1974, but at the same time launched a successful career of their own. The Band had a series of hit LPs and singles and performed at most of the major rock festivals, including Woodstock in 1969. The Band’s last concert in 1976 was attended by a host of rock and blues performers and captured on film as The Last Waltz. Robertson continues to record and produce.
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• In 1958, jazz punsts were in a snit after Ray Charles performed at the Newport Jazz Festival. The elitists considered him a rock ’n’ roll act. An album of Charles’s performance came out in 1973.
• In 1989, the Alabama Supreme Court said the illegitimate daughter of Hank Williams should share in the country legend’s songwriting royalties, estimated at more than $500,000 a year. The court ruled Cathy Dupree Adkinson’s interests were not properly represented when Williams’s estate was settled in 1968. The singer died in 1953. But a federal judge threw out the case in 1991, saying Adkinson — who performs under the name Jett Williams — waited too long to file suit. That decision was reversed on appeal, and a final out-of-court settlement was reached in 1993.
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released their major-label debut, Cracked Rear View. The album took almost a year to make it to No. I on the Billboard chart, and when it did, it knocked Michael Jackson’s History from the top spot. By mid-1996, Cracked Rear View had sold more than 13-million copies in the U.S., becoming one of the most successful debut albums ever.
• In 1998, Julian Lennon accused Yoko Ono of cheapening his late father’s legacy through commercialism. He was critical of the sale of John Lennon’s art work in limited editions and the appearance of his image on ties and mugs. Julian’s mother was Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon’s first wife.
• In 1950, rock singer Huey Lewis, whose real name is Hugh Cregg the Third, was born in New York City. He formed his six-man rock band, the News, in San Francisco in 1980. Huey Lewis and the News first reached the charts in 1982 with Do You Believe in Love.
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