Julia Roberts Headline Typo Is Really Awkward For Local Paper

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You’ve probably never worried about the quality of your holes changing over time, but according to one newspaper headline Julia Roberts has had good experience with hers. 

Roberts has achieved many things in her 51 years. She had her big break with Pretty Woman, an iconic movie which fast-tracked her rise to stardom in 1990, and she has since become a staple of the Hollywood community.

Alongside her successful career in front of the camera, Roberts has also practised the skill of producing and is mother to three children. She is a keen supporter of UNICEF, and has spent time as the spokesperson for Earth BioFuels where she promotes the use of clean energy.

Julia Roberts Pretty WomanTouchstone Pictures

So like I said, she’s achieved a lot in her time. But unfortunately, with a simple typo, one newspaper managed to wipe our memories of all those successes and replace them with something we will likely forever associate the actor with from this point on.

This past weekend (December 8-9), the Post-Journal printed an Associated Press story all about the Eat Pray Love star, which praised her performances in the recently released film Ben Is Back and new Amazon series Homecoming.

Speaking in an interview for the article, Roberts said:

With age comes more complexity of possible parts. 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!

While the article provided a focused insight to her career and how her characters have changed over the years, the headline promoted a very different story indeed.

Here it is:

Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age

Just try and tell me you managed to keep in mind the sophisticated, respectable personality she’s presented all these years when you read that. You didn’t, did you?

Of course, Roberts never said anything about her holes getting better with age, even if that is what she’s found over the years.

According to Syracuse.com, the original Associated Press headline was supposed to be ‘Julia Roberts finds life (and her roles) get better with age’, but it seems someone at the Post-Journal didn’t do a very good job of double checking their work before it got sent to the printer.

Unless, of course, this is all part of a calculated plan to get more people talking about their newspaper. If that’s the case, they’ve succeeded massively.

The newspaper issued a correction in Monday’s issue, though they didn’t offer any explanation for the mistake.

The correction read:

A headline on Page D4 in Saturday’s Post-Journal should have read ‘Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Roles Get Better With Age.’

Despite their efforts to correct the mistake, social media users grasped on to the blunder and had a whale of a time commenting on it.

Actor Busy Philipps appeared envious of Roberts’ apparent success, writing:

This is why she’s a movie star. My holes have only gotten worse with age.

I’m sure someone at the Post-Journal is going to be in trouble after that one!

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Emily Brown

Emily Brown

Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.