Susan Sarandon Blames Her Publicist for Spreading Julia Roberts Feud Rumors 20 Years Ago

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Susan Sarandon Blames Her Publicist for Spreading Julia Roberts Feud Rumors 20 Years Ago

Susan Sarandon, Julia Roberts

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Susan Sarandon is clearing up some 20-year-old rumors.

The actress took to Twitter Monday night while fans watched the latest episode of her new show, Feud, and decided to squash one of the biggest feud rumors that surrounded her over two decades: some “beef” with Julia Roberts.

The two actresses starred together in the 1998 film Stepmom where speculation evolved that they didn’t like each other.

However, in her tweet last night, Sarandon claims it was her publicist who actually started all the rumors. “Press printed that Julia & I hated each other during Stepmom, she wrote. “Found out it was my PR person creating rumors. #FeudFX.”

She included a link to a 1998 Entertainment Weekly article in which she’s quoted saying, “If you make a movie with a male star, everyone assumes you’re f–ing. If it’s a female star, everyone assumes you’re fighting.”

Later on the article, Roberts joked, “Actually, Susan and I were kinda hoping that people would say we were f–ing. Now that’s delicious cocktail-party fodder. But this? Boring.”

Fast forward 20 years, and Sarandon is still getting similar questions about her Feud co-star Jessica Lange.

The new Ryan Murphy FX series follows legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and portrays what really happened during their feud on the set of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Sarandon plays Davis, while Lange plays Crawford, and though their characters may not get along in the show, the two women are quite good pals.

“The #1 question I get in interviews is whether Jessica & I get along,” the actress tweeted. “Jess & I not only got along great during filming, we’re now dating.” LOL.

She continued, “…I mean, staying in touch. She’s one of the reasons I agreed to do the series. Working with brilliant actors only makes you better. #FeudFX”

The revelation inspired a question from writer Louise McSharry, who responded to Sarandon, asking: “Do men get asked if they got along with their male co-stars during interviews?”

Some food for thought, indeed… 

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Published at Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:54:02 +0000

Naomi Watts Caught a Sneaky Fan Taking Her Photo Last Year and the Internet Is Just Finding Out About It

Naomi Watts, Instagram

Aubrey Lofgren of Aubrey Lofgren Photography, Instagram

The Internet went into an uproar Monday night when fans of Naomi Watts finally put the pieces together for the best revenge picture of all time. Back in June 2016, Naomi posted a clever Instagram photo while taking the subway in New York. The The Book of Henry star let her 669,000 Instagram followers know YES! she does see you trying to snag a photo of her by captioning the post, “Think you’re pretty sneaky? #gotyou #snap #subwayscenes.”

So, who is the girl in green?

The original photo was taken by Naomi fan and family photographer Aubrey Lofgren of Aubrey Lofgren Photography. Aubrey was in New York on vacation when she spotted her favorite actress on the subway. Similar to Naomi, Aubrey posted her photo on Instagram. However, her caption was a tad different in tone, “The beautiful Naomi Watts on the subway today. #fanningout #hlclannyc2016.”

While this may seem like old news, it wasn’t until yesterday on Twitter when everyone found the reciprocated photos and put them side by side. The resurfacing of these Instagram posts naturally had everyone buzzing online. 

@subsahaaron tweeted, “I’m ready for Naomi Watts to have her own renaissance.” Meanwhile, those waking up to the hilarious discovery are finding enjoyment in the payback too. @PurplePomp tweeted Tuesday morning, “It’s way too early to gush about naomi watts. I’ll do it after breakfast.” 

The Aussie actress—best-known for her more serious roles—isn’t the only celebrity to have caught a sneaky snapper. Cole Sprouse is known for taking photos of people trying to get their shot of the Disney star. And Daniel Radcliffe once wore the same outfit every day for months so paparazzi would stop trying to take his photo. 

While Twitter didn’t make the connection until last night, back in June Aubrey re-posted Naomi’s photo with the caption, “Busted. #hlclannyc2016 #naomiwatts.”

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Published at Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:52:24 +0000