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Julia Roberts has a trucker mouth—who knew?!
The Pretty Woman was in New York City Monday night for the Film Society of Lincoln Center event honoring fellow Oscar owner Tom Hanks. But apparently, somebody forgot to clue in the actress that she meant to toast her Charlie Wilson's War colleague...not roast him.
"All right, well, it's late, and I'm paying my babysitter overtime, and I have to pee," she began. "So Tom, everybody f--king likes you. All my bits are gone."
Instead of saluting Hanks' estimable cinematic career, she deigned to point out a few of his turds more forgettable features...
"I love the Coen brothers, but the hair, Tom, I didn't even know what the f--k that movie was about," she said of The Ladykillers before digging into 2004's The Terminal. "You in the airport with the accent? It was a pass for me. Were you just an immigrant lost? I didn't know. I love you, and I didn't know what to do, really. God, I'm wearing the same f--king dress tonight as your publicist!"
A few more F-bombs later, Roberts finally said her farewells.
“Listen, I’ve got to get home…I will say this: Tom Hanks, I love you."
When the guest of honor finally took the stage, he already knew the big story of the night would have little to do with him. He joked that the headlines today would read, "Julia Roberts wears same dress as publicist," adding that she "has the biggest potty mouth you have ever heard."
Charlize Theron, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg and Sally Field were among those laughing at the star's surprising need to have her mouth washed out with soap.
(Originally published April 28, 2009, at 10:02 a.m. PT)