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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Announces Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to Julia on the announcement that she is going to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Recording and Radio have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the full list was announced today, June 20, 2019 at 12:30 P.M. by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee. The newest honorees were chosen from hundreds of nominations at a selection committee meeting held in June and will be ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Walk of Famer/actress/singer Vanessa Williams, a committee member for the 2019-2020 Selection Committee, announced the new honorees with Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively by VARIETY on www.walkoffame.com. The stream begins at 12:30 P.M. PDT.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This year’s choices were particularly unique. We were able to recognize the talents of thirty-five artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood,” remarked Selection Committee Chair and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona. “Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who’ve touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories” he added.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2020 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Mahershala Ali, Batman, Ruth E. Carter, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Spike Lee, Julia Roberts, Octavia Spencer and Lina Wertmüller

In the category of TELEVISION: Christina Applegate, Andy Cohen, Cindy Crawford, Terry Crews, Harry Friedman, Kathie Lee Gifford, Nigel Lythgoe, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Ward, Wendy Williams, Dr. Phil McGraw and Andy Kaufman (Posthumous)

In the category of RECORDING: Elvis Costello, Sir Lucian Grainge, Billy Idol, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Alicia Keys, Andy Madadian, Mo Ostin, Bobby Rydell, Alejandro Sanz, Tanya Tucker and Muddy Waters (Posthumous)

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Dave Chappelle and Billy Porter

In the category of RADIO: Susan Stamberg

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection. Upcoming star ceremonies are announced ten days prior to dedication on www.walkoffame.com.

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Julia Roberts and Patricia Arquette on Thriving in Hollywood as ‘Rad 51-Year-Old’ Women

Julia is featured as part of the Variety Actors on Actors series this year and she sat down with fellow actor Patricia Arquette.

Here is a video of the full interview.

Performers taking part in our Actors on Actors conversations usually come prepared. But Patricia Arquette has done more than her share of homework when she walks into a Hollywood studio on a Sunday afternoon to interview Julia Roberts. Arquette, who jokes she wants a career pivot to hosting a talk show, has scribbled detailed notes on a sheet of paper — and goes one step further in the green room, asking Twitter followers to submit questions too.

A late-night interview show may not be out of reach for Arquette. Once on camera, she conducts one of the more probing interviews of the weekend — with a little help from her 300,000 or so social-media friends. “Now, do you know any of these people?” Roberts wonders as Arquette starts reading from her phone.

“No, I don’t,” Arquette says. “You’re a loved woman. Deal with it.”

Really, both of them are. Roberts and Arquette have both won Oscars and every other award known to woman­kind. And they proved that they retain the capacity to surprise. Arquette went dark, first as a prison employee involved in a breakout on Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” and then as a villainous mother on Hulu’s “The Act.” And Roberts, among the last holdout movie stars to make the leap into television, found a project worthy of her dramatic chops, as a therapist at a facility for war veterans on Amazon’s “Homecoming.” TV may have been a new frontier for Roberts — but she took to it as easily as Arquette did to interviewing.

Patricia Arquette: I have a funny story.

Julia Roberts: OK.

PA: So many, many, many years ago, one of my early auditions was for a movie called “3,000.” Most people don’t know that “3,000” was the original “Pretty Woman” script. And the ending was really heavy.

JR: Threw her out of the car, threw the money on top of her, as memory serves, and just drove away, leaving her in some dirty alley.

PA: Right. So it really read like a gritty art movie. When you first read it, it was that incarnation.

JR: I got the part in “3,000.” I love that you’re asking me this question, but I had no business being in a movie like that. This small movie company folded over the weekend, and by Monday, I didn’t have a job.

PA: Wow.

JR: There was one producer that stayed with the script, and it went to Disney. I thought, “Went to Disney? Are they going to animate it?” Garry Marshall came on, and because he’s a great human being, he felt it would only be fair to meet me, since I had this job for three days and lost it. And they changed the whole thing. And it became more something that is in my wheelhouse.

PA: I never knew any of that. But I also had a fantasy of recasting you in “3,000,” the original script, and you could even do it now.

JR: I couldn’t do it then. I couldn’t do it now. Thank God it fell apart. Even in “Pretty Woman,” if I had to be in a slip, I’d be covered in hives. I was breaking out in a cold sweat watching “Escape at Dannemora.”… Oh, my Christ. I just don’t even know.

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The 25 Most Powerful Stylists in Hollywood 2019

Julia and her stylist Elizabeth Stewart are featured on the cover of the new Hollywood Reporter. Here is a video from the shoot and information about Julia’s friend and stylist.

Elizabeth Stewart
Clients: Julia Roberts, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Viola Davis, Gal Gadot, Jessica Chastain

WHY SHE MATTERS The Santa Monica-based stylist has a loyal clientele that includes Homecoming’s Roberts, who has been working with Stewart since 2007. “Elizabeth is like the dream girlfriend who builds a closet around your trip and, ‘Oh, this is what you can wear to lunch, and then when you work that evening, you can wear this, and then, you can change into these shoes.’ It’s a dream scenario,” Roberts tells THR. Stewart says that the pair’s most popular look this awards season was the nude tulle Stella McCartney gown over pants that the actress wore to the Globes (“Elizabeth’s brainchild,” says Roberts). “Julia has a very specific style, but is also interested in the world of fashion and trying new things. So, that alchemy translates into looks like the Stella one,” says Stewart. Adds Roberts: “This woman is tireless in her efforts to make me look like I am effortless.”

TOP LOOK Blanchett’s fashion tour de force as 2018’s Cannes Film Festival jury president included a hand-embroidered Mary Katrantzou gown with a graphic floral motif, which took the designer’s team six months to create. “Elizabeth’s vision was so clear and we were guided by Cate on everything from the fit to the colors to the placement of the Swarovski flowers,” says Katrantzou. “When she came down the red carpet at Cannes, it was the most rewarding moment.”

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Julia Roberts’ New Series, Bosch Premiere Date and More

Julia Roberts may be headed back to Amazon: The actress — who starred in the first season of the streamer’s Homecoming — is in talks to headline and executive-produce the Amazon limited series Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, our sister site Deadline reports.

Based on the bestselling novel by Jo Piazza, the project focuses on a woman who leaves her job as a high-powered Silicon Valley exec and moves with her family to her downtrodden Pennsylvania hometown so that she can run for Senate in a midterm election that will decide the balance of power in Congress.

The adaptation hails from writer Jon Robin Baitz (The Slap, Brothers & Sisters).

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