Julia Roberts named ‘World’s Most Beautiful’
People magazine awarded honor to the 49-year-old actress for a record fifth time on Wednesday.
Apatow has new book of comedian interviews
NEW YORK >> Judd Apatow likes nothing more than topping his own joke.
The filmmaker is putting together a sequel to his best-selling “Sick in the Head,” which featured conversations with Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld and other comedians. The new book could only be called “Sicker in the Head.” It includes Norman Lear, Kevin Hart and Whitney Cummings.
Random House, which announced the book Wednesday, said no release date has been set.
Apatow is known for comedies such as “Knocked Up” and “This Is 40.” He is donating author proceeds from his new book to charity.
People names Julia Roberts ‘World’s Most Beautiful’
LOS ANGELES >> Julia Roberts is more than just a “Pretty Woman.” People magazine has named her the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for a record fifth time.
The magazine announced Roberts’ selection on Wednesday. The 49-year-old actress has previously claimed the cover spot in 2010, 2005, 2000 and 1991. Roberts, who won an Academy Award for “Erin Brockovich,” says she is “very flattered” by the experience.
People’s 28th annual “World’s Most Beautiful” double-issue will be on newsstands Friday.
Posh day at palace: Beckham gets royal recognition
LONDON >> It was a posh day at the palace for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.
The pop singer turned fashion designer was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire Wednesday.
Prince William presented the award at Buckingham Palace.
“I’m proud to be British,” she said in a statement.
She was accompanied by her parents and her husband, retired soccer star David Beckham. The couple’s four children did not attend.
Beckham, 43, has made a success of her fashion line despite initial skepticism about her ability to cross over from singing to design.
Olympics star Jessica Ennis-Hill and award-winning actor Mark Rylance also received honors.
Victoria Beckham, right, receives her OBE from Britain’s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London.