Julia Roberts’ ‘holes getting better with age’ headline typo draws laughter, flak online
A New York-based newspaper made an unfortunate typo in a story about Julia Roberts. The headline read, “Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age”. The word ‘holes’ was supposed to be ‘roles’. Several people online spotted the error and tweeted about it.
The newspaper - The Post-Journal - has since apologised for the error, but not before it became the butt of all jokes on the internet. The original story was picked up by the newspaper from the Associated Press. “A headline on Page D4 in Saturday’s Post-Journal should have read ‘Julia Roberts Finds Life and Her Roles Get Better With Age,’” the paper wrote in its apology, published in a later edition.
“This is why she’s a movie star. My holes have only gotten worse with age,” wrote actor Busy Phillipps on Twitter. “I like to think all of our holes are getting better with age. Also, copyediting is important,” wrote Eric Spitznagel of the New York Times Magazine.
Here are some more reactions on Twitter:
Julia Roberts’ roles are, in fact, getting better with age. She won critical acclaim for her performance in Amazon’s psychological thriller, Homecoming, which was recently nominated at the Golden Globes. The actor also starred in the drama, Ben is Back.
"With age comes more complexity of possible parts," Roberts said in a recent interview. "You know, I'm happy and I have fun at home, so it would take a lot for someone to say: 'Look, you can play this part where you're happy and have fun.' Well, I just do that at home!"
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