Code Bullock! Sandra Backs Out of London Premiere; Tabloid Hysteria Ensues

Freshly minted Oscar winner abruptly cancels appearance at U.K. Blind Side premiere in wake of In Touch report on the state of her marriage to Jesse James

By Gina Serpe Mar 17, 2010 6:44 PMTags
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Let the speculation begin. Oh, wait. Seems like the ever-reliable tabloids already have that one covered.

While everyone seems to have their opinions as to why, all we know for sure is that Sandra Bullock has unexpectedly pulled out of appearing at the London premiere of her Oscar-crowning film, The Blind Side.

"Due to unforeseen personal reasons a trip abroad to support The Blind Side has been deemed impossible at this time," the 45-year-old said in a statement. "I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your continued support of the film."

Unfortunately, as goes the star, so goes the premiere...and begins the unfounded rumors.

In the wake of Bullock's backing out and the loss of the sole marquee name attached to the flick, Warner Bros. has decided to scrap altogether the red carpet event, which was originally scheduled to take place next Tuesday.

And as for those "personal reasons," well, your guess is as good as ours—and probably better than theirs.

The announcement comes in the wake of In Touch's crusade to write off another marriage to the Best Actress Curse, as the tabloid this week alleged that Bullock's doting hubby, Jesse James, was embroiled in some Tiger Woods-type extracurricular activities.

As he was rarely off the actress' arm for the duration of awards season—except when his arms were around those other loves of his life, his newly reunited dogs—this is one rumor (and tabloid) we're not buying.

Reps for the couple have yet to comment on the report.


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