Actress Julia Roberts flashed her tremendous megawatt smile at a star-studded Big Apple bash benefiting the late Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall children's charity, and "Extra" has the raw video!
The cause is a longtime favorite of Julia's -- the pretty woman began working with the charity 13 years ago -- and she's dedicated to keeping Newman's dream going.
The event was hosted by Joanne Woodward (Newman's wife of 50 years), and featured performances by Harry Connick Jr. and James Taylor. Watch Harry Connick's raw interview here.
Since its founding in 1988, Hole in the Wall camps have opened in 50 states, allowing more than 164,000 kids with cancer and serious blood diseases to be carefree kids again. Learn more about the Hole in the Wall gang here.
The late Paul Newman's charity work included the opening of Hole in the Wall camps for children with serious illnesses. Celebrities are honoring Paul's legacy by giving back to support the camps.
Joanna Woodward, Robert Redford and Julia Roberts will host "A Celebration of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps," a star-studded benefit evening in New York City. Other celebrity guests and performers include Jerry Seinfeld, James Taylor, Harry Connick, Jr., Yo-Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, and Joshua Bell.
Rumor has it that Tom Cruise and John Travolta are going to remake the classic "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," but is it true?
Take aim and fire -- this rumor has been shot down! Cruise's reps tell "Extra" that this report is simply a fabricated story from the British tabloids.
The original "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" starred Hollywood legends Robert Redford and Paul Newman.
Sundance founder Robert Redford kicks off the film festival in Park City, Utah -- and opens up about the death of his close friend Paul Newman. Redford also talks about the festival sharing the spotlight with Barack's inauguration.
Did Paul Newman help Tom Cruise prepare for his role in "Days of Thunder" by teaching him how to race cars?
Cruise says that's true! "I think he taught me how to race cars just so he could beat me!" Cruise tells the NY Times. The superstar also revealed that Newman had a special nickname for him. "You know, he called me 'Cruiser'... Cruiser!"
An avid racecar driver, Newman made a name for himself in the racing world. Newman died this past September of lung cancer.
Tom's new film, "Valkyrie" cruises into theatres Christmas Day.
Julia Roberts looks fabulous at 41, but the mother of three reveals to "Extra" that she won't be slipping back into those thigh-high boots to reprise her role in a sequel to "Pretty Woman."
"No one wants to see an old hooker!" Julia exclaimed, "Do they?" Roberts joined fellow celebrity Jack Nicholson at a benefit for the charity of the late Paul Newman -- and admits that the "Shining" actor left her star struck while holding son Henry. "I was in the afternoon here during rehearsal and I had my baby with me," Julia confesses, "and it's chilling when Jack Nicholson goes, 'Henry, how ya doing kid?' It's like 'Aaahhh!'"
"Extra" then asked via Fan Cam about her favorite actresses. "Oh there's so many. Frances McDormand, Susan Sarandon, Annette Bening," she exclaimed.
With the election a week away, the talk turned to politics according to Julia. The actress brushed off the wardrobe debacle as the least of her worries about GOP ticket! "I could give two s***s about wardrobe," opined Roberts. "I don't think it's her wardrobe we have to worry about."
A star-studded San Francisco event was held in honor of the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, raising money for the late star's charity and to pay homage to the screen legend.
Jack Nicholson, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty and Sean Penn were among A-listers who performed a dramatic reading of "The World of Nick Adams." The event also featured a video montage of Newman and a performance by singer Bonnie Raitt, dedicated to Newman.
Paul Newman's charitable work and humble nature was praised by his colleagues -- and the actors he worked with proved no exception. "Paul was a member of the ensemble more than anything else," Tom Hanks told AP. "He didn't care about the hierarchy, but he was a guy, quite frankly, who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize."
The fundraiser benefited The Painted Turtle, a camp founded by Newman to help children with life-threatening illnesses. Throughout his life, Paul Newman and his Newman's Own foods gave over $250 million to charity. The actor died of cancer last month at age 83.
Paul Newman inspired the world with his charismatic onscreen presence and selfless acts of charity. His older brother, Arthur, has released a statement on his Paul's death, calling him his "role model and mentor."
The statement reads: "Beyond his place as a world famous 'super star', his reputation as a top international race car driver and rightful recognition as a most generous global philanthropist, Paul was my loyal and supportive brother for the past 83 years."
Arthur adds, "Although he was a year younger, from the time we were boys, I always considered him my role model and mentor. His love for Joanne, his daughters, and all in our family, will provide us strength in times to come. He was just about the best human being I have ever known."
On October 27, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis will be among a star-studded list of people who will pay their respects to Paul Newman by performing in a reading of "The World of Nick Adams," written by Paul's longtime friend A.E. Hotchner. The gala will benefit The Painted Turtle -- a Hole in the Wall camp for children with life-threatening illnesses, founded by Newman. For more information about the event, click here.