Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Julia Roberts Tribute Hour

In these days of awards specials and what-not, AMC is running a "Julia Roberts Tribute" tonight at 8 p.m. It's basically an hour of Roberts' former co-stars showering her with praise, followed by a trophy of some sort, I bet.

I've never really understood the appeal of these type of shows, but then, I've never really understood the appeal of Julia Roberts, either.

Is she a good actress? Sure. But Hollywood makes her out to be the second coming of Katharine Hepburn or something.

I find many of Roberts' films to be formulaic: Out-of-place, but sassy Julia enters a scene where she shouldn't fit in, but through sheer charm and smiling, following an impassioned speech or two, wins over those who won't accept her.

But obviously I'm in the minority, since Roberts is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and gets her own tribute show on AMC. So enjoy.

WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: The second-part of a two-part "Life" (NBC, 10 p.m.) airs in its normal timeslot. If you missed Part 1 on Monday, you should still be able to follow what's going on as Charlie learns the identity of the man who committed the crime he was framed for.

"Private Practice" (ABC, 9 p.m.) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (ABC, 10 p.m.) are also new, as is "Gossip Girl" (CW, 9 p.m.)


zodin2008 said...

I'm looking forward to Part II of "Life" tonight and seeing exactly how Jack Reese is connected to the whole thing.

I am sad though...had it not been for this horrible writer's strike (and I am even less on the writers side now that they have rejected 2 offers), they likely would have had the 'who framed Charlie' plot for the whole season, rather than being resolved in December.

Just another of the many victims of this hateful strike.

Julia Roberts is still relevant? This month, she finally has her first new movie out in like 4 years. The highest paid actress in Hollywood now is Reese Witherspoon.

Phillip Ramati said...

Um, the offer to the writers was something like $250 per download per year, which amounts to pocket change. And considering the networks are giving up on airing reruns, it makes the download issue more pressing.