If they make an Angelina & Billy Bob movie ...

Maybe Julia and Danny can star. Beyonc

By Amy Reiter
Published July 24, 2002 4:55PM (EDT)

Ain't it always the way? No sooner have we been relieved of the discomfort of having to hear Angelina Jolie prattle on and on about how she and Billy Bob Thornton were destined to be together and to brighten the rest of our lives with the flames of their passion than we get a new over-the-top husband praiser: Julia Roberts.

Her groom, Danny Moder, is "formidable," Roberts told Diane Sawyer in an interview. "He is a man among men, unselfish and all-encompassing. He stands by the choices he made. He will never blame it on somebody else, and I have never seen anybody else do that."

What's more, the runaway-mouthed actress gushed, she and Moder were "meant to be together."

"I hope there are some people who agree that I have done some good, some kind things in my life," she said, "but to really ultimately stand fully in a moment of realizing that I was born to love and be the wife of this man."

Good lord. Can blood-filled amulets be far behind?

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Don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys

"It is the hardest, toughest way to make a living. You don't make any money ... the reality of it is that most of those real cowboys look like a thousand miles of bad road."

-- Burt Reynolds on cowboys he's known, on TV Guide Online.

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One step Beyoncé

Poor Beyoncé Knowles is doing her darnedest not to pull a Mariah Carey.

The Destiny's Child frontwoman and "Goldmember" star told the U.K. Sun she may have to put off filming her upcoming flick, "Fighting Temptations," in which she is to star with Cuba Gooding Jr., onaccounta she's completely exhausted from juggling all her acting and singing responsibilities.

"I am so tired. Sometimes I sleep in my make-up because I don't want to spend time having it done the next day," she told the tabloid. "I have to make a decision about the film. I don't want a breakdown -- and that's possible."

Sounds like she needs some serious booty sleep.

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Juicy bits

Lance Bass's dream of rocketing into space seems like it really may become a reality. After months of buildup, the 'N Syncer has signed an "initial deal" with a Russian space agency to blast his way to the International Space Station in October, Reuters reports. NASA has voiced concerns about the adequacy of the boy bander's preparations for the space flight, but the Russians apparently think he's 'N fine shape. "All he needs to know is how to put on his suit and what not to touch," one Russian official commented. "We could even train a monkey to do this." Ahem.

Donny Osmond is the new Dick Clark. The AP reports that Osmond has signed on to host a new version of what was once called "The $10,000 Pyramid." Now to be called simply "Pyramid," the show will not require him to sing, Osmond says. But it will require him to wax philosophical about the game show genre. "Everything is cyclical. And right now it's a cool thing for me to do," Osmond told the press. As if he ever worried about coolness before.

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