Date: 26th March 2001
Oscar-winning actress JULIA ROBERTS refuses to shut up - even when she's ordered to by ACADEMY AWARDS bosses.
The actress was delighted to win the OSCAR for Best Actress at last night's (25MAR01) awards, and decided there was no way she was going to stick to her 45 second speech limit.
A beaming Roberts admitted backstage, "Everybody tried to shut me up. It didn't work with my parents and it doesn't work now. "The orchestra guy had a couple of twitches but a gal's got to have her moment. That's what I think." (SVD/WNV/KW)