famouscelebrities.org entertainment portal

Who's making the headlines today?!

Sandra Bullock Actress

Sandra Bullock, co-star of the "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed And Fabulous" Movie!

The experienced Hollywood star has many successful movie roles to her credit, such as in "Speed", "Time To Kill" and "Miss Congeniality". Sandra can easily change her sweet and delicate appearance in movie roles, a versatile quality that is integral to her stardom. The cutest woman to hit Hollywood since Meg Ryan has all the necessary elements needed to have a career filled with success and abundance. Everyone, men and women alike, love the characters she plays in her film roles, and she is able to bring her characters to life in every movie she stars in. Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Washington D.C. on July 26th, 1964. This part German and Alabamian was raised in Arlington. Being the oldest of two children, Sandra, her baby sister and their mom used to travel to Europe often because her mom was a renowned opera singer. Although Sandra was constantly traveling, she made a habit of fitting in with every crowd she encountered. In her years at Arlington's Washington-Lee High School, she was even voted "Most Likely To Brighten Up Your Day" . After having completed high school, Sandra attended East Carolina University majoring in drama. Since Sandra knew that fame wasn't simply handed to a person, she decided to jump start her career and, with the approval of her parents, she left University before acquiring her degree, packed up and moved to New York.

Once she arrived in the Big Apple, Sandra didn't waste any time and enrolled in intensive acting classes whilst simultaneously holding a bartending job. She was a bartender for three years after that while she worked hard at achieving her dream of becoming an actress. Sandra went to every casting call and audition she could. Finally, in 1998, a critic named John Simon gave Sandra's career a push in the right direction when he made a positive comment about her acting talent in a review of No Time Flat an off-Broadway production that Sandra was in.

With positivity by her side, Sandra got herself an agent and began acting in television with the role of a beautiful bionic woman in the 1989 show entitled Bionic Showdown: The Six-Million-Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman. After her stint on television, she moved to LA and landed her first starring role in NBC's adaptation of the movie Working Girl. Unfortunately, the show only lasted for six episodes, in which case, Sandra had to resort to holding various odd jobs.

Trying hard to boost her career, she took a role in the 1992 film entitled Love Potion No. 9. Even if the film did not reach incredible heights or land her other bigger movie roles, it did introduce her to Tate Donovan, her boyfriend for the three years that followed. As she slowly began making her way into mainstream, Sandra managed to land herself five film roles in '93. Her most noticeable film of that year, however, was Demolition Man with co-stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes.

Although her part in the film was not that of epic-proportion, producer of the film, Joel Silver, introduced her to his friend and colleague, director Jan De Bont. De Bont gave Sandra the female lead in the upcoming action movie Speed alongside Keanu Reeves. Even with opposition from fellow workers, De Bont kept Bullock, which evidently proved to be a very smart move.

Speed launched her popularity intensely, which led her to star in upcoming movies like While You Were Sleeping and A Time To Kill, where she began earning a seven digit salary. Sandra had a little slump in 1996 with Two If by Sea, a romantic comedy co-starring Denis Leary. As well she chose other bad roles in movies like In Love and War and A Farewell to Arms. But Sandra's worst career move was her starring role in the sequel to Speed; Speed 2: Cruise Control.

Being the smart woman that she is, however, Sandra began her own production company called Fortis Films. Her first project was Hope Floats, and even though it only achieved a minimal amount of success, her career came back in full force when she starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Practical Magic.

Sandra then lent her voice to The Prince of Egypt. And 1999 even started very well for Sandra with her role in the romantic comedy Forces of Nature, opposite Ben Affleck and 28 Days in which she plays a recovering alcoholic. Proving to be a master of physical comedy, she starred as Miss Congeniality in 2000, and was next seen in the 2002 thriller Murder By Numbers. She can also add Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, co-starring Ashley Judd, and the romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice, to her already long filmography.

Sandra's career is certainly booming. Since she was in sixth grade, she's had her mind set on acting. This is perhaps the secret to her success. She hasn't come this far in perfection, however, stating more than once lessons she has learned along the way. It is her "I want to do it ; I'm going to do it" attitude that's brought her so much success and fame. As nearly anyone who knows her will tell you, she doesn't have the "I'm famous" bug. When asked in an interview with 48 Hours, "Is it correct to call you a superstar?" Sandra responded, "No it's not." She refers to herself as an "actor who happens to be fortunately working a lot." She simply loves what she's doing, and does it best. Joel Schumacher, director of A Time To Kill, sums it up well. "I've known Sandra for years. She's one of my favorite people on the planet. To know her is to love her."

 

For Sandra Bullock, nothing personal

Don't even try delving into Sandra Bullock's personal life.
The actress has been dating tattooed Monster Garage host Jesse James, 35, but you'll never catch her spilling the beans about her relationship.

"Anything about personal stuff — people know me well enough to know that I will dodge that question fast," she says, laughing. "You get numb after a while to hearing how many times you're getting married and are pregnant and you're with someone either you've never met or you know socially.

"The more you deny it, the more they think you're lying. Eighty percent of what I read is absolutely fabricated and hilarious."

To keep the craziness at bay, the never-married star, 40, lives in Austin and New York City with her two mutts, which travel with her everywhere. It's part of her effort to live as normal a life as possible, says Bullock, who gave L.A. the heave-ho years ago because she couldn't "live anyplace where there's not a great diverse mix of human beings. I didn't want my personality to become about what I did or didn't have, and it was getting that way."

Now, Bullock emerges mostly to promote her movies, including Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, opening today. It's the sequel to the 2000 hit that earned $106.8 million and starred Bullock as Gracie Hart, a klutzy FBI agent who becomes an unlikely star after saving the Miss United States pageant from a bomb attack.

In Congeniality 2, Gracie cleans up and becomes the glam mouthpiece of the FBI — until her pal, the reigning Miss United States, is kidnapped and Gracie investigates her disappearance.

In the sequel, Bullock gets to tackle Dolly Parton in one mistaken-identity scene — and dress up as a Vegas showgirl. It was a rare opportunity to do "good comedy, and I'm not about to let that pass me up," the actress says.

Her favorite scene?

"The old lady, for the obvious reasons," she says, referring to the full disguise she dons to play a grandmother who pretends to enter a retirement home. Bullock loved "getting dressed up as an 83-year-old woman and going, 'Oh, so that's what I'm going to look like. Not bad.' "

Bullock should have plenty of time ahead of her before worrying about being put out to pasture. The actress is active behind the scenes; she produces the TV series George Lopez and movies including 2002's Two Weeks Notice and Congeniality 2.

Her latest challenge? Playing reclusive To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee in Every Word Is True.

"It's really tricky and scary when you're somehow representing an individual who is such an enigma and has created such a huge impact in the literary community," Bullock says.

When it comes to appearance, Bullock says, she is happy with herself.

"I'm a big girl. Every human being has cellulite," she says, noshing on popcorn. "I'm active and I'm manic and I'm high-energy. I like my body. It's a good thing where I am in my head with my body."

Being around her, you believe it. Bullock is giggly, with an infectious energy and ready chuckle. She laughs when she is asked whether she has had work done on her face: "Two months' worth. Isn't that awesome?"

She doesn't fret if less-than-flattering shots of her appear in the tabloids.

"It's nice to see a celebrity looking like (garbage). Guess what? That's what we look like, 98% of the time. It's not pretty. It's always when I roll out of bed and grab the dogs. But I figure, keep expectations really low."

Sandra Bullock, back up to speed

Sandra Bullock talks fast. It's a part of her supercute persona that you don't see in her movies, including "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," which bows tomorrow in a rare Thursday opening.

"I don't think there's ever what could be called a 'chilled state' in my head," says Bullock.

You'd think taking a year off from acting would have helped her mellow out, but the actress, who hit it big in 1994's "Speed," just doesn't slow down.

"I [used that year] to figure out what my tastes were," she says. "When you become so much of a work machine, as I was, you never stop and ask, 'What am I good at?'

"I have a whole side business [her production company produces ABC's hit "The George Lopez Show"] that has nothing to do with me 'presenting myself.' And I have a different approach to work now."

She says that includes new movies like this spring's "Crash," an ensemble drama about racism in Los Angeles, and her role as Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," in the Truman Capote-inspired drama "Every Word Is True."

Even "Miss Congeniality 2" - in which she reprises her 2000 role as Gracie Hart, the bumbling fed again forced to glam up for a case - had an element of fear for her. And it wasn't because her last sequel - 1997's "Speed 2: Cruise Control" - was a disaster.

"The first 'Miss Congeniality' gave me the chance to do broad comedy that had nothing to do with being the romantic interest. The girl-next-door thing went away with that film ... and I tend to do characters that I want to be more like. In the beginning, though, I was sort of the 'action girl.' And then with 'While You Were Sleeping' [1995], I was the romantic-comedy girl.

"But when I took time off, I thought, 'There's something I'm missing here.' I literally had to start from scratch."

Bullock, born in Virginia in 1964, traveled between the U.S. and Europe for her mother's opera career. After college, Bullock moved to New York to waitress. Off-Off Broadway plays and roles in TV movies and films like "The Thing Called Love" (with River Phoenix) led to the 1993 Sylvester Stallone flick "Demolition Man," and then to "Speed."

Bullock says that three years ago, she wanted to play the female boxer in what became "Million Dollar Baby" before Clint Eastwood became involved and Hilary Swank got the part. But the "Baby" script, by Paul Haggis, was a notoriously tough sell.

"We couldn't get it made. Studios thought it wouldn't make money," she says. "But everything happens the way it's supposed to. The scripts I get, I sometimes say, 'I'm not supposed to make this film.'

"That's not at all what I thought about 'Million Dollar Baby' - I wanted to do it. It was hard [to eventually let it go], but when I later heard it was finally getting made, I said, 'Okay, I'm not insane, someone else thought it was good, too.'"

She also briefly flirted with playing Wonder Woman before Hollywood's current comic-book craze; that film's now being made by "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" creator Joss Whedon.

"I thought if 'Wonder Woman' were to go a certain direction, it could be really interesting, but I wasn't interested in a cheesy version," she says. "Nothing [happened], but now they'll do it right and get a great actress for it."

Though open about her career turns, Bullock, once linked to actor Tate Donovan as well as her "A Time to Kill" (1996) co-star Matthew McConaughey, plays hard to get about her personal life. It's part of her shtick to avoid admitting even knowing her current boyfriend, tattooed tough guy Jesse James, host of the Discovery Channel's "Monster Garage."

The relationship does, however, seem to be a nice change for her.

"I have only been on one real date in the past eight years - you know, dinner, something where you didn't know or work with each other before, and you go, 'I'm gonna have the guts to ask him out.'

"I don't like to talk about personal things. ... And by keeping it private, you have a better shot at a healthy relationship. I learned at a young age that there are certain things you just don't talk about."

Okay, but will she say who that one great date was with?

"No," she says quickly. "But it was a good one."

Miss Bullock's best Misters

Though Sandra Bullock's FBI fashion plate Gracie Hart is a contestant and not a judge in the beauty-pageant world of "Miss Congeniality" and its sequel, we asked her which crowns her male co-stars could wear.

Here are her fairest of the fair:

MR. ARTICULATE
"I don't know if I can pick just one. Butyou know what? Sylvester Stallone. And he's one of the funniest people, too. He's a smart man."

BEST IN EVENING WEAR
Diedrich Bader. In a manly way. When he's in a showgirl outfit in 'Miss Congeniality 2,' he's got [great] legs."

BEST IN SWIMWEAR
William Shatner [who is in both "Miss Congeniality" films]. Absolutely."

MR. AMERICAN PIE
Matthew McConaughey. Such a good guy. We're still friends."

MR. NOBLE
Keanu Reeves [Bullock's "Speed" co-star]. He's smart, too. And doesn't feel the need to let you know it."

MR. PHOTOGENIC
Hugh Grant ["Two Weeks Notice"] is the most photogenic person I've ever seen. But he wouldn't [be in] a beauty pageant. He's too honest."

MR. ULTIMATE GUY
Harry Connick ["Hope Floats"] on all levels — as a husband, a father, an artist."

MR. UN-PUNCTUALITY
Ben Affleck. He was Mr. Late. On 'Forces of Nature,' we called it 'Ben time.'"

Sandra Bullock To Be Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Miss Congeniality herself, Sandra Bullock, will be honored with a star on March 24. Bullock’s star will be located next to the star of Keanu Reeves, her friend and co-star in the film “Speed.” Reeves was honored with his star this past January.
Sandra Bullock was last seen opposite Hugh Grant in the romantic comedy “Two Weeks Notice.” Bullock has also ventured into the television arena by executive producing “The George Lopez Show,” which is currently in its fourth season on ABC. She most recently completed production on Warner Bros. Pictures sequel, “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” which opens nationwide on March 24.

Bullock’s other recent credits include “Miss Congeniality”,“Murder By Numbers”,“Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” for director Callie Khouri.

Sandra Bullock’s breakthrough came in the 1994 runaway hit “Speed.” Her next two features, “While You Were Sleeping,” which earned a Golden Globe nomination, and “The Net”. Her subsequent starring roles include the recent "Forces of Nature,” “Hope Floats”,“Practical Magic,”,“Gun Shy,”, “Speed 2: Cruise Control,” “A Time to Kill,” “In Love and War,” “Two if by Sea,” “The Vanishing,” “Demolition Man,” “Wrestling Ernest Hemingway” and “The Thing Called Love,” and the voice of Miriam in the animated film “The Prince of Egypt.” Bullock made her debut as a writer/director with the short film “Making Sandwiches,” in which she starred with Matthew McConaughey. The film debuted at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Bullock has received numerous awards and nominations for her work, including two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and two MTV Movie Awards for her role in “Speed”; a Golden Globe nomination, an American Comedy Award nomination, two People’s Choice Awards and two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for her role in “While You Were Sleeping”; a People’s Choice Award and Blockbuster Entertainment Award for her role in “A Time to Kill;” and a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the blockbuster hit “Miss Congeniality.” In 1996, Bullock was voted NATO/ShoWest “Female Star of the Year.”

Sandra Bullock: Back in front of the camera

Sandra Bullock has been a movie star ever since she drove that bus in the 1994 thriller "Speed."

Later, in such films as "While You Were Sleeping," "Miss Congeniality" and "Two Weeks Notice," she graduated from mere Hollywood star to wearing the crown of "America's Sweetheart."

Then she disappeared from view.
The 40-year-old actress returns to view Thursday in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," the sequel to her 2000 hit comedy in which she played klutzy FBI agent Gracie Hart. Instead of infiltrating a beauty contest as she did in the original, Gracie gives Las Vegas a try.

Bullock produced this film, and she is the producer of the ABC sitcom "The George Lopez Show." She will act again in the upcoming film "Crash," directed by Paul Haggis.

In this interview, the actress explains why she dropped out of sight, what brought her back and what she thinks of that title "America's Sweetheart."

Q: The last time we spoke, didn't you tell me that you were quitting the business?

SANDRA BULLOCK: Not quitting the business, but I did say I was taking time off. I definitely would have remembered if I had said that I was quitting the business.

Q: So, did you take the time off?

BULLOCK: I took about a year-and-a-half off.

Q: Why did you take the time off?

BULLOCK: There were other things I wanted to do, particularly behind the camera. Producing was more enjoyable to me at the time, and there wasn't anything incredibly dire that was out there that needed to have me attached. I needed to get off the treadmill for a while.

Q: So, what did you do during your time off?

BULLOCK: I produced, and lived life.

Q: You lived life?

BULLOCK: Yes, shocking, isn't it?

Q: What kind of life did you lead?

BULLOCK: I lived life that has nothing to do with this business.

Q: Like what?

BULLOCK: It's called the private side of the life; the side that doesn't end up in a magazine. It does exist, you know.

Q: Did you ever think that you might not come back?

BULLOCK: Yeah. It was only supposed to be a year. Then it got a little longer, and a little longer, and a little longer. The great thing was that I never felt the need to get back in front of a camera. I didn't care that I wasn't on the cover of a magazine. I learned that you can go away and have normalcy.

Q: But you did come back.

BULLOCK: Well, what happened was that I was having fun producing, and then Paul Haggis called and said he had this thing he wanted me to do. I told him I wasn't working, but then I read it and I wanted to be a part of it. I didn't care how big the part was; this was the kind of acting I always wanted to do.

Q: Was there any disappointment in learning that you needed to work in front of the camera again?

BULLOCK: It wasn't a need to work in front of the camera; it was a need to work differently. Yes, I was dreading the whole process - doing hair and makeup, having the camera on my face and all that - but the material was too good to pass up.

Q: What about "Miss Congeniality 2?" That's just a big old-fashioned Hollywood sequel.

BULLOCK: I saw that as an ensemble piece.

Q: I don't know how to break this to you, but you are the star of this movie.

BULLOCK: But it also stars Regina King and other actors. And it was so unexpected how it came about. We never expected to do a sequel. I don't even want to call it a sequel. I think it can stand on its own. And it has something to say about what happens to someone if they do something oddly heroic in front of the camera. The world wants to dissect them and make them celebrities, and their lives are never the same.

Q: Gracie doesn't care what other people think. Are you like that?

BULLOCK: I wish I were more like her.

Q: I thought you were just like her.

BULLOCK: I strive for it, and I do it to a certain degree. But I'm not as bold as she is. She leaps without thinking, and I analyze everything.

Q: I always heard that you were fearless.

BULLOCK: There is no such thing as a fearless actor.

Q: Are you comfortable with your fame?

BULLOCK: Nobody is ever comfortable with fame. It's fleeting, and you have no control over it. It has nothing to do with you.

Q: Have you ever felt like it got out of control?

BULLOCK: Not out of control, but once you figure out what it is, you have to learn to live your life in a certain way.

Q: Did you consider it a compliment when they called you "America's Sweetheart?"

BULLOCK: It's not real so I didn't think about it very much. There's a different "America's Sweetheart" every time they have to promote another romantic comedy.

Q: You don't take compliments very well, do you?

BULLOCK: No. I usually get insulting when someone pays me a compliment.

Q: Then I'll keep my mouth shut.

Sandra Bullock:The perfect girl next door

But what’s next for this now 40-year-old actress? Sandra Bullock has made a career on being likeable. Most actresses in Hollywood would probably kill for Sandra Bullock’s career — not because she’s winning tons of prestigious awards, because she isn’t, or because she gets to stretch her acting muscles in a wide range of roles, because…come on.

Bullock’s c.v. consists primarily of chick-flicky, girl-next-doorish roles that Julia Roberts and Drew Barrymore probably turned down first. But as the reigning queen of mediocre chick flicks, Bullock has smooched just about every cutie in the business. Keanu Reeves, Hugh Grant, Ben Affleck, Aidan Quinn, Benjamin Bratt, Viggo Mortensen — she’s kissed them all. Because that’s her job.

How did she get — and keep — that awesome job, exactly? She’s not a great actress. She’s not bad; she’s not Claire Forlani or anything. But she’s not Meryl Streep, either. And she’s certainly pretty, but she’s not stunning. She’s just…pretty.

Is that why Sandra Bullock has such a solid career — because she’s attractive but not threateningly so, because she tempers it with appealing clumsiness? Does average likeability count?

What is Sandy’s secret? The reason she does such a great job in roles that require her to be endearingly dorky is that she is endearingly dorky. Remember that old “SNL” Mark Harmon hosted where he did a fake Coors ad and talked about how women find him sexy, but men aren’t threatened by him? Well, I think Sandra Bullock is the female Mark Harmon. In a good way!

I mean, not to make any sexist generalizations about how women hate beautiful women, because I don’t think that’s the case. But when it comes to non-threatening romantic comedies that amount to wish-fulfillment fantasies for grown-up ladies (some more fairy-tale than others — “Practical Magic”? They had actual powers!), it’s easier for normal women to identify with and therefore root for someone who looks like she could be in your yoga class than someone who looks like she just stepped off a Chanel billboard, Nicole.

Freakishly beautiful women belong in tragic love stories; fizzy comedies require relatably attractive women, and Bullock fits that description perfectly. Oh, I know it. Not as well as I know every line of “While You Were Sleeping,” because I watch it every time it’s on cable, but still. Even when I don’t like the movie she’s in — and I often don’t, but I watch a lot of them, because airlines really seem to like showing them — I still like her.

I just wonder how she’s going to employ that endearing-dorkiness superpower in the future. She’s relatably attractive, which is a huge asset in her line of work…but she’s also 40, which means she’s got a limited amount of time left as a believable rom-com heroine. Hollywood only has so many juicy roles for mature actresses, and the line in front of Bullock 1) is really long, and 2) starts with Meryl Streep.

The “Miss Congeniality” franchise might trundle along forever à la “Police Academy,” but if it doesn’t, maybe it’s time for Bullock to diversify her portfolio with a little Shakespeare or something. Again: I like her. I don’t think she needs to change anything about herself or her career — now. But the meter is running.

I’m sure I’m the only one who saw “Murder By Numbers.” I mean, I’m sure of it. But she deviated from type there — playing a tough detective (who was nursing a secret wound, of course) — and although it was a pretty stupid movie, her taking a role that was a bit of a departure kind of worked. As much as we’re all used to seeing her grinning and capering, she was believable looking grim and joyless, too. (Plus she had mad chemistry with Ryan Gosling, possibly because they were reportedly a real-life item at the time.)

Shakespeare, though…I don’t know. She has such a contemporary look; her last attempt at a period piece (“In Love And War”) didn’t really convince me. Plus I don’t know that she can’t keep chugging along the way she has been pretty much forever; girlfriend does not look 49 to me (possibly because she hasn’t tried to buy herself more time by turning her lips into a pair of sausages, Meg).
You’re right, she doesn’t look 40 at all. My point is that, one of these days, she will, and when she does, she’d better have a back-up plan. It’s a tough enough job market for actresses Of A Certain Age, and the fact is, 1) Bullock doesn’t do accents, and 2) we already have an Annette Bening and a Helen Mirren.
As you pointed out, we also have a Meg Ryan, and one gracelessly aging Dowager Queen of Cute is more than enough as it is. I was joking about the Shakespeare — Bullock is too American-looking to pull it off, if that makes any sense — but she’s either going to develop a different skill set or she’s going to become a footnote.

None of this is Bullock’s fault, of course. It’s symptomatic of Hollywood, which believes that audiences will have, at best, a limited interest in mature women — except for supportive-wife and Stifler’s-mother-type roles that are basically background noise.

But it seems like more of an issue for movie actresses; I don’t think TV is as youth-obsessed. I can think of a bunch of non-dewy actresses who get a lot to do on television, so if Bullock makes a believable detective, maybe the answer is to put her on a cop show. It’s not like there’s a shortage of “Law & Orders.” Why not give Jack McCoy a female ADA who can actually act?

Or better yet, why not put Ol’ Shaky out to pasture, replace him with Sandy, and give her a hot male assistant? A hot male assistant played by Ryan Gosling?

And more than that, Bullock is likable. The reason she does such a great job in roles that require her to be endearingly dorky is that she is endearingly dorky. “Miss Congeniality” may not have won her (or William Shatner) any Oscars, but TBS wouldn’t run it every other weekend if there wasn’t a considerable number of us who think it’s funny when she snorts or trips in her heels. Which…um, it is. And you know it, so don’t be a snob.

Sandra Bullocks Mum Wanted Her Married

Sandra Bullock has revealed that her mother’s dying wish was to see her get married. The 40-year-old actress, who has never wed, had always been told by her mum never to rely on a man.

However, on her death bed, Sandra’s mom admitted she was disappointed that her daughter never settled down.
The ‘Speed’ star revealed: My mom kept me in a house that was like a chastity belt until I was 18. So I had already missed a lot of hormonal fun, but she was just like, ‘Don’t rely on a man. Do your own thing.’

But right before her death she wishfully said to me, ‘So you don’t think maybe you are going to get married?’ I said, ‘Mom! You were the one who said not to! Now that you’re dying, I’m supposed to get married!?’

However, Sandra, who is currently dating TV host Jesse James, says she is no longer terrified of commitment.

She added in an interview with America’s Vogue magazine: I had running shoes on. I was a bolter. I would get so scared because my idea of marriage was not a pleasant one. But now I see it differently.

I’m not engaged to Jesse but I’m not scared of it any more.

Sandra Bullock isn't looking for a sure thing

The 40-year-old actress, best known for her roles in big-budget movies like action thriller "Speed" and the romantic comedies "Two Weeks Notice" and "While You Were Sleeping," has set her sights on riskier projects that could challenge her image as a box office darling.
"I don't do anything anymore that feels safe," Bullock said in an interview. "If it doesn't scare the crap out of you, then you're not doing the right thing."

After vowing not to make another romantic comedy — the genre that catapulted her into superstardom in the mid-1990s— Bullock took a two-year break from acting and channeled her efforts into producing projects like TV's "George Lopez" show.

Now she is back, starring as the lovable undercover FBI agent Gracie Hart in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," which opens on Thursday and is a sequel to the 2000 hit comedy "Miss Congeniality." She also produced both movies.

Despite making a follow-up to the audience-pleasing "Miss Congeniality," Bullock insists she is no longer chasing big box office smashes. Several of her upcoming roles, in fact, are in dramas that she said couldn't be more different from the big-budget comedic work she is known for.

"Now I'm sort of looking at things overall and going 'What's the great story in here?' rather than it just being about my lines and my part," she said. "It's not going to help you having a great role if the rest of the support of the film isn't around it.

Later this year, Bullock will play "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee in "Every Word is True," a film based on writer Truman Capote's research for his breakthrough non-fiction novel "In Cold Blood" about the murder of a family in Kansas in 1959.

"It's hard and completely different," Bullock said of the role. A photo of the sexy and svelte actress sporting an uncharacteristically frumpy costume for the film even made headlines earlier this month. Lee, a childhood friend of Capote, helped him research "In Cold Blood."

This spring, Bullock will also begin filming a romance with her "Speed" co-star Keanu Reeves called "Il Mare" that she said has "a more European feel to it." The film is a remake of a Korean film and will be directed by Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Agresti.

"It's unusual," Bullock said of the film. "A lot of factors have to fall in place for it to work, and that's what's exciting about it."
Also in the works for Bullock as both an actress and a producer is a film based on the life of "Peyton Place" author Grace Metalious.

But reprising her well-loved role in "Miss Congeniality 2" also carries risks, according to Bullock, because so few comedies feature women in starring roles without a romantic male lead.

"Name a comedy that's not a romantic comedy that a woman has been in in the past 10 or 15 years. It's hard. It's really, really hard," she said, adding that she thinks comedies are generally more challenging to pull off than other genres.

"The hardest thing is the comedy," she said. "If it doesn't work, it's painfully obvious."

Bullock is fortunate, she said, to be in a position after more than a decade of success to be able to pick and choose both her acting and producing projects without having to worry about making money.

"I'm not in a panic to make money," Bullock said. "I love that I get to produce and do things that don't earn you a dime but in the end you finish it and you go 'God, this is exciting."'

Can Sandra Beat Regina in 'Miss Congeniality 2'?

The question is: can Regina King beat Sandra Bullock in a fight?

The 5-foot-3 actress who recently made waves as Ray Charles' mistress in the Oscar-nominated "Ray" ends up taking on the nearly 5-foot-8 Bullock who's reprising her role as a clumsy FBI agent in "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous." Each of the actresses talked separately to Zap2it.com about their fighting ability.

"Me, of course," insists King, who's introduced as a new tough bulldoggish character named Sam Fuller.

Bullock counters: "Well, she could give me a good fight. I have height on her, but she could pack a serious punch. I think that we would be equally matched, but I'd take her down though."

The sequel of the female agent who goes undercover in the beauty pageant world isn't as much a romance as a female buddy picture -- something that Hollywood isn't used to doing. But, wearing both the producer and star's hats, Bullock managed to get her way, and hopes that their teaming could branch out into a "Lethal Weapon"-like franchise.

"I wanted it to be a buddy movie whether it's a guy and a girl, a girl and girl, it shouldn't matter," Bullock says. "We're going to be like the new Mel [Gibson] and Danny Glover, I'm telling you, we're on the road."

When trying to pick her new co-star with director John Pasquin, Bullock didn't audition King, but took her out to tea.

"We blabbed about our lives, and I said, 'Oh my God, me too, me too, me too.' I just sort of loved her in the first minute. So I was walking back to meet with John Pasquin and I go, 'Oh, please let it be everything that it felt like at the table.' Like any good pairing, you need chemistry," Bullock explains. "But we couldn't tell her right then and there because we had to discuss it with the higher ups."

The chemistry obviously worked, and Ernie Hudson, Diedrich Bader, Treat Williams and Enrique Murciano joined the cast along with Heather Burns and William Shatner from the first film. Bullock knows first hand that sequels are dangerous -- just remind her of "Speed 2."

"Oh yeah, sequels are a disaster," she laughs, but she often discussed what happened to her character with writer Marc Lawrence. "She couldn't do what she does for a living anymore because she's now famous. What happens to someone when their entire life as they knew it, which to her was being an undercover agent, was taken away?"

Set in Las Vegas, Bullock wasn't tempted to gamble at the casinos. Like a good producer, she's rather frugal. With $1,000 in a casino, she'd take it to the bank rather than gamble. "As long as I broke even I'm fine, I would play fifty and lose fifty," Bullock confesses. "I'm not a big spender."

King says she admires Bullock as a hands-on producer. "Both Sandy and I are total Type A women, so we gotta do it ourselves, even the stunts," says King. "Everything was she and I. So we would come in early and do the rehearsals together. It was so much fun to work with a girl who can burp and talk about Halliburton at the same time."

A tiny starlet who's known for character roles for most of her two decades of acting, King says she built up the pent-up anger in her character by recalling what it was like to be short while growing up. "I remember when I was a kid, I used to hate being picked up," she says. "People always want to pick the little person up, 'Oh, you're so cute!' I used that rage."

In a particularly comical moment, King plays a Tina Turner spoof that was originally written for Bullock, who's a big fan of the singer. As a producer, Bullock thought the part would be better for King, and it was a good call. Turner never yet met Bullock, but sent a guitar and a note saying: "To my white soul sister, you can play backup for me any time." Bullock says she's thrilled and plans to ask an upcoming co-star about how to play the thing.

"I have the speakers, I have the amp. It's got it's stand and it's sitting there. I'm getting ready to work with Keanu [Reeves] who's a bass player and so he can hook me up," says Bullock, who's going to team up again with her "Speed" co-star for "Il-Mare" this spring.

Meanwhile, Bullock has no problem diving into her work, even if it means being in a water tank for three 18-hour days in a row. "I'm a SCUBA diver so I had no problem, but we all got sick," Bullock recalls. "By the third day we reached hypothermic levels because we were in there for 17 hours. I couldn't keep my body temperature up anymore. I got out and I had that bad Barbie doll hair where it's kind of yellow and matted. It bleached out my hair. I looked at the hair girl and she goes, 'Oh my God.' "

King adds, "They told us, you're going to need to hold your breath like 15-20 seconds, so my husband and I went out in the pool, and I couldn't even hold my breath for 10 seconds. But Sandy and I did a couple of takes and we held our breaths for like 50 seconds. I was delirious that day because it was an 18-hour day."

Although they kid about who could beat whom in a fight, Bullock points out that King's hard-edged character is a key component to the sequel. "My love interest is Regina," Bullock explains. "It's a great love story there and it's about having to face who I was and what I'm not anymore and she has to learn to soften up some of her edges. I wanted an equal partner in this film to carry this film with me and tell the story."

"Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" opens nationally on Thursday, March 24.

'Miss Congeniality 2' premieres in London

The world premiere of Sandra Bullock's new film, "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous," was held in Leicester Square, with former co-star Hugh Grant among her guests.
"The last time I was here I fell into the premiere, and I figured I had to redeem myself," Bullock said Wednesday night, explaining the decision to hold the world premiere in London. "I thought if I walked in normally this time it would make up for it."

She made a memorable entrance at the British premiere of the first "Miss Congeniality" film five years ago when she famously tripped on the red carpet outside the theater.

In the first movie, Bullock played an accident-prone FBI agent who went undercover at a beauty pageant. For the sequel, she goes undercover again, this time in Las Vegas.

Grant, Bullock's co-star in 2002's "Two Weeks Notice," arrived at the Vue theater in central London without his girlfriend, Jemima Khan.

"He's a great friend and a great support. He's fantastic," said Bullock, dressed in jeans and a black Chanel coat embroidered with pearls. "And he takes a blinkingly good picture. He's disgustingly photogenic."

"Miss Congeniality 2" also stars Regina King, Ernie Hudson and William Shatner.

Sandra Bullock Battles Love Interest in 'Miss Congeniality' Sequel

Sandra Bullock says her role as producer, as well as star, helped her get her way when agreeing to do a sequel to her romantic comedy "Miss Congeniality" for Warner Bros. -- so she cut out the love interest.
In the original hit in 2000, she played an undercover agent who entered a beauty pageant and she falls for a fellow agent played by Benjamin Bratt. Now, five years later, the sequel is more of a female buddy comedy, co-starring a tough cop played by Regina King from "Ray."

"It's a testament to Sandy and the fact that she's a hands-on producer that she won her fight with Warner Brothers," King says to Zap2it.com in an interview on Saturday. "She said we can do it without falling for a guy. She fought for that. She fought for that to the end."

Bullock says she didn't think the story should continue as a romantic comedy.

"My love interest was Regina," Bullock says. "It's a great love story there and it's about having to face who I was and what I'm not anymore and she has to learn to soften up some of her edges and she's got her journey. I wanted an equal partner in this film to carry this film with me and tell the story."

"Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous" opens Thursday, March 24.

The non glamour, glamour girl Sandra Bullock

The title of Sandra Bullock's latest film could hardly be more apt.

The star of Miss Congeniality has spent the bulk of her film career playing mousey girl-next-door types. The fresh-faced cutesy who finds herself disappointed in life and love.

When fellow actors talk about her they usually use descriptions like fun-loving, strong and generous - a description the 36-year-old American actress is more than happy to receive.

But there is more to Bullock than the all-American image she has created on-screen. Her latest role in the beauty pageant action-comedy Miss Congeniality gave her the chance to show both sides - the down-to-earth tomboy and the glamour puss.

The actress admits she is not naturally drawn to glamorous roles and has no plans to become a high maintenance screen diva.

"I don't understand women who try to be glamour queens," muses the actress, who exudes understated chic in leather pants and a black jersey.

"I understand women who treat it as dress up but who are also comfortable in the schleppy stuff. Competing with other women wastes a lot of time and I'm just not very good at it," she smiles.

Which is just as well because at the beginning of Miss Congeniality, Bullock plays a FBI agent who prides herself on being one of the boys.

Unfortunately she is made to face up to her feminine side when she's sent undercover as a contestant in a major beauty pageant to foil a terrorist plot.

Enter image consultant, played by Michael Caine, who has to teach her to walk and talk like a lady - with hilarious consequences.

Bullock sees the film as a throwback to the old screwball comedies of the past and was so keen to star in the caper comedy that she threw her weight behind the project as a producer.

"They don't have many roles like this for women in Hollywood," she sighs. "They had them in the 30s and 40s and then Lucille Ball sort of left with it. This is sort of my Dumb And Dumber phase."

While she's better known for films like Speed and While You Were Sleeping, Bullock says she loves the chance to do humour.

"Comedy is wonderful when you really nail it and you hear people laughing, but it's not always that easy."

The actress admits she had been looking for a while to find a comedy that suited her and was delighted when writer Marc Lawrence wrote the Miss Congeniality with her in mind.

"We developed the script for a long, long time. It's a luxury you can really get addicted to. I'm lucky to have met Marc, knowing there's someone out there who can write comedy for me," she smiles.

Combining the world of undercover agents and beauty pageants provided rich pickings for developing a comic caper, she says.

"You kind of sympathize with these misfits because it stems from something real rather than a really outlandish situation. FBI agents exist, beauty pageants exist and both of them are ripe for jokes."

Creating the homebody look wasn't much of a stretch, she says. "That look was basically based on my junior high school photo. I loved who this character was because she was natural, she loved where she was in her life, there wasn't anything missing. She wasn't lonely, she was one of the guys."

However, Bullock admits adopting getting dolled up in order to enter the pageant as an imposter from New Jersey took more effort.

"This character is someone who didn't realise there was another side to her until she went to the beauty pageant. It took only about 30 minutes to get me ready for the FBI role. It took about two hours to do the other make-up, that's the truth," she giggles.

She doesn't show it, but quite a lot is riding on the success of this project as her most recent offerings, including the much maligned Speed 2, have been box office duds.

The lack of critical acclaim for her recent work has been a valuable lesson, she concedes.

"You have difficult experiences where you swear you'll never do it again, but then you realise these things happen to teach you things along the way."

"There have been times when I've gone against my grain and I've paid heavily for it. Now I just know what feels good. Even if it doesn't have mass appeal, I want to do what feels good."

Bullock's resolve to only take on projects she cares about may also have something to do with recent developments in her personal life.

Last April her opera singer mother died, and just before Christmas the actress was involved in an accident when her private jet missed the runway at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport and ploughed into a snowbank. Although Bullock and her boyfriend, Bob Schneider, emerged unhurt, they were shaken by the experience.

Although Bullock is currently happily dating Schneider, following her split from actor Matthew McConaughey, and has recently bought a 1.5 million dollar mansion in the Hollywood Hills, she has no plans to settle down and have a family just yet.

"We developed the script for a long, long time. It's a luxury you can really get addicted to. I'm lucky to have met Marc, knowing there's someone out there who can write comedy for me," she smiles.

Combining the world of undercover agents and beauty pageants provided rich pickings for developing a comic caper, she says.

"You kind of sympathize with these misfits because it stems from something real rather than a really outlandish situation. FBI agents exist, beauty pageants exist and both of them are ripe for jokes."

Creating the homebody look wasn't much of a stretch, she says. "That look was basically based on my junior high school photo. I loved who this character was because she was natural, she loved where she was in her life, there wasn't anything missing. She wasn't lonely, she was one of the guys."

However, Bullock admits adopting getting dolled up in order to enter the pageant as an imposter from New Jersey took more effort.

"This character is someone who didn't realise there was another side to her until she went to the beauty pageant. It took only about 30 minutes to get me ready for the FBI role. It took about two hours to do the other make-up, that's the truth," she giggles.

She doesn't show it, but quite a lot is riding on the success of this project as her most recent offerings, including the much maligned Speed 2, have been box office duds.

The lack of critical acclaim for her recent work has been a valuable lesson, she concedes.

"You have difficult experiences where you swear you'll never do it again, but then you realise these things happen to teach you things along the way."

"There have been times when I've gone against my grain and I've paid heavily for it. Now I just know what feels good. Even if it doesn't have mass appeal, I want to do what feels good."

Bullock's resolve to only take on projects she cares about may also have something to do with recent developments in her personal life.

Last April her opera singer mother died, and just before Christmas the actress was involved in an accident when her private jet missed the runway at Wyoming's Jackson Hole Airport and ploughed into a snowbank. Although Bullock and her boyfriend, Bob Schneider, emerged unhurt, they were shaken by the experience.

Although Bullock is currently happily dating Schneider, following her split from actor Matthew McConaughey, and has recently bought a 1.5 million dollar mansion in the Hollywood Hills, she has no plans to settle down and have a family just yet.

Sandra Bullock speaks about 'Miss Congeniality'

Sandra Bullock apologizes for the plethora of coffee stains scattered on her T-shirt. "The one thing me and this latest character have in common," Bullock says, "is we're both slobs. But since this is for print, I don't have to make that extra effort to get all pretty and made up. I can just get out of bed and come straight here to be interviewed." That's Sandra, or Sandy, as everyone calls her. Down to earth, unphased and almost ridiculously grounded. One can only wonder how she keeps so sane amidst this Hollywood insanity? "Well, Prozac helps." Not to mention "just getting your ass kicked enough times and realizing you're getting your ass kicked." Bullock also insists that in this life, "the only person who's going to be able to give it to you is you. And do not expect anything. I don't know how you get over that, because it's drilled into us, those expectations: this is the way you have a family, this is the way you have a relationship, this is how you work. I think we set our kids up for disappointment. If we just say to our children: Embrace yourself, accept people for who they are - it might not be what you like - but do not expect anything or anyone to act or be a certain way. I'm telling you, each time I've sort of let go of expectations and just said to myself: OK, what's going to happen will happen, it's always worked out the way it's supposed to." Yet as big a star as she is, her movie career has had its share of disappointments. As long as you don't call them 'failures'. "I don't like the word failure because, what is that? I mean, I think kids shouldn't hear it and adults shouldn't use it."

That is why Bullock produces many of her films, including Miss Congeniality; the buck stops with her. "I think when I'm allowed to be as involved as I am, I know that every stone has been unturned, every option that I could come up with, or every thought that I was able to have at that moment, was what I was able to give, then I feel confident that I couldn't do any more. Now in
hindsight, the last day of shooting Miss Congeniality was like: I wish we'd done this and this. Every day I would go further. I would want to change something. But, you know, at least this way I know I did everything I possibly could. And you can really put it to bed, rest and move on." This is Bullock's fifth time around wearing the producer's hat. Asked if she is more confident these days in that role, she laughingly admits to being either "confident or stupid. You just have to realize you always have to have backups."

In Miss Congeniality, Bullock plays a smart, clumsy tomboy of an FBI agent, who goes undercover in a beauty pageant in order to investigate a serial psycho case. Opposed to the idea at first, the "ugly duckling" eventually appreciates some of the finer points of being a lady during her transformation, while continuing to work on the case. Owing something to Shaw's Pygmalion (Michael Caine being the perfect Henry Higgins) Bullock loved that about this script. "I always love that aspect in films because you can only do so many stories, but I think people love to see how the main character is going to get from A to Z and it sets up good situations. In a film like this, you have two opposite worlds which is ripe for jokes,
and how to cleverly combine that with dialog that you don't expect, with characters that each have their own little journey, is all in the script." In the film, Bullock gets to be both tomboy and pretty woman. She feels perfect for the role because, though she is at home as a tomboy, can relate to both facets of the character. "I can relate to being a tomboy and playing with the boys and I can also relate to being a girly girl, just wanting to be around girls and talk incessantly."

In this movie, actions speak louder than words. Miss Congeniality is very much a physical comedy, which appealed to the actress's comedic side. "They don't write scripts for girls to do that, the way they did in the forties. All the great women of film could be elegant but they could also fall on their face, as in The Philadelphia Story. Today, that first scene with Hepburn and Grant would be seen as violence but, back then, audiences loved it, loved the physicality of it and there was nothing less elegant about the people. That was a struggle, to be elegant when I had to be but still remain personality wise exactly the same person."
As an actress Bullock is typically busy- not to mention diverse in her choices. Next up, she will be doing some straight drama in a new thriller by acclaimed director Barbet Schroeder. Tentatively called Murder by Numbers, the film revolves around two gifted high school students who execute a series of "perfect" murders then become engaged in an intellectual contest with an FBI profiler (Bullock) working her first field case. Then it's back to comedy with John Hughes' The Chambermaid, a contemporary take on Cinderella. As busy as she is, no wonder she has no time for a private life, but then Sandy never kisses and tells. She will admit that she asked co-star Benjamin Bratt's girlfriend, Julia Roberts, for advice as to how to kiss Ben on screen. "She said, 'He prefers ...' And I said do you really want me to ... and she goes, 'Well, go ahead. You'll never be as good as me, but go ahead.' So, she filled me in, and I just wanted him to be happy."

George and Sandra top Naughty Forties poll

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock have been voted the world's most attractive 40-year-olds.
The duo beat off stiff competition from Brad Pitt, Teri Hatcher, Tom Cruise and Sharon Stone.

The survey was commissioned to celebrate the lives of 'Naughty Forties' for new mid-life comedy drama Huff, on TV channel FX 289.

The most attractive men in their 40s are: 1 - George Clooney (aged 43); 2 - Brad Pitt (41); 3 - Johnny Depp (41); 4 - Mel Gibson (49); 5 - Tom Cruise (42); 6 - Clive Owen (40); 7 - Nicolas Cage (41); 8 - Gary Lineker (44); 9 - Simon Le Bon (46); 10 - Gary Oldman (46).

The most attractive women in their 40s are: 1 - Sandra Bullock (aged 40); 2 - Teri Hatcher (40); 3 - Michelle Pfeiffer (46); 4 - Sharon Stone (46); 5 - Courteney Cox-Arquette (40); 6 - Sheryl Crow (42); 7 - Andie McDowell (46); 8 - Heather Locklear (43); 9 - Geena Davis (49); 10 - Darryl Hannah (44).

Sandra Bullock on her way

SHE'LL doubtless be more than gracious when she hits town in February for a promotional visit, but Sandra Bullock will probably make an effort to be particularly affable given the film she'll be spruiking.

Confidential can exclusively reveal Bullock is headed to Sydney for the premiere of her latest film, a sequel to 2000's Miss Congeniality, on March 17.
It will be the first time the glamorous actress, star of the Speed movies, 28 Days, Demolition Man, A Time to Kill and While You Were Sleeping, has visited Australia.

She will attend the premiere for Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, in which she plays an FBI agent who disarms a threat against the Miss USA pageant. She will also make an in-store appearance during a two-day visit.

The film is due to hit cinemas on March 24.

More fun stuff about Sandra Bullock

On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list. [1999]

Ranked #58 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world [1996]

While working on Two If by Sea (1996), discovered she is allergic to horses.

She replaced Demi Moore in While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Wrote and performed her own song "Heaven Knocking On My Door" in The Thing Called Love (1993).

Replaced Lori Petty in Demolition Man (1993).

Daughter of a German opera singer and an American voice coach.

Voted best actress by the readers of the "US Magazine" in 1995.

Voted "Best Actress" by viewers of MTV's "The Big Picture" in 1994 and 1995.

Friends with Samantha Mathis.

Was a cheerleader in high school.

Received the scar on her head when she fell into a lake and cut her head on a rock.

Spent time at a Rehabilitation Clinic to research her role in 28 Days (2000).

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#27). [1995]

Was considered for the lead in Runaway Bride (1999).

Is fluent in German.

Was engaged to Tate Donovan.

Owns a home in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Appeared in Bob Schneider's video 'Round and Round' (2000).

While filming 28 Days (2000), in New York, she stayed in former co-star Dennis Hopper's apartment.

Her favorite perfume is Dune, by Christian Dior.

Replaced Nancy McKeon in the sitcom "Working Girl" (1990)

Her sister is Gesine Bullock-Prado, a lawyer and Vice-President of Fortis Films, aged 33 (2001).

Studied ballet when she was a child

Her favorite time of the day is dusk

Loves horses, but is extremely allergic to them

1998: Golden Globes Awards Presenter: "Best Movie Comedy/Musical"

1997: Academy Awards Presenter: "Best Art Direction"

Her favorite drinks are beer (Heineken and Rolling Rock) and tequila.

Owns a house in Austin, Texas where she filmed some scenes in Miss Congeniality (2000).

Measurements: 33B-24-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Uses the ancient Chinese technique of accupuncture as a form of weight loss.

Is from the same Metro Area as Martin Lawrence, David Chappelle, Mya, Regina Hall and Dwayne Winstead.

Is dating "Monster Garage" (2002) actor Jesse James (2004).

Was considered for the role of Lois Lane in a proposed relaunch of the Superman franchise by Warner Brothers and was also considered for the role of Wonder Woman in a film adaptation that was never made.

Has a house on Tybee Island, Georgia.

Sister-in-law of Raymond Prado.

She was originally cast as Rafi in Prime (2005) but two weeks before principal photography, was dropped due to script differences between her and writer/director Ben Younger. Uma Thurman stepped in quickly to replace her.

Donated $1 million to the American Red Cross after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. Did the same, again donating $1 million to the Red Cross, after the tsunami-disaster in Asia in 2004.

Sandra Bullock in the eye with 'Forces of Nature'

There is more to Sandra Bullock than meets the eye. If that fact isn't apparent to her fans -- and to the powers-that-be in Hollywood -- she's doing her level best to make the point stick.

The Sandra Bullock who starred as the girl on the bus in "Speed," who rescued the mistaken fiance from the on-coming train in "While You Were Sleeping," who played the smart-and-sassy law student in "A Time to Kill" -- that Sandra Bullock has gone AWOL, taken a sabbatical, and left no forwarding address. At least for the moment.

Her latest film, "Forces of Nature," casts her as a troubled young woman who's trying to straighten out the tangled messes in her life. Sarah hides her insecurities behind a false bravado, but secretly she's hoping to find someone to give her the stability she can't seem to find on her own. In the course of the movie, Sarah becomes the unlikely traveling companion of a guy named Ben -- played by Ben Affleck -- who's on his way to get married.

Most of the plot unfolds as Sarah and Ben deal with disaster, misfortune, incredibly bad timing, and even a hurricane. Hence, "Forces of Nature."

Still, Bullock as the other woman?
'I would never get offered' role. The character is flawed -- a potential accident in search of a dark cloud, it would seem. And that's just fine with the actress.

"Well I don't, I would never get offered it," she says emphatically. "You know, I would be hunting for it myself. But, normally -- based on my last films -- no one would ever offer it to me."

It's a matter-of-fact admission, and considering the types of characters she's played -- gutsy, smart, noble, strong -- and the box office they've brought in, well, she has a point.

Her girl on the bus with the bomb contributed to a $121 million payday domestically. "While You Were Sleeping" took in a not-too-shabby $80 million.

Hollywood likes its stars predictable for the simple reason that audiences tend to like their stars precisely the same way. And predictable -- more-to-the-point, dependable -- stars are rewarded handsomely.

Bullock has reached the upper echelon where star paydays are concerned: industry reports place her at or near the $15 million mark. Few actresses earn more per picture.

"If you went to go see 'Why You Were Sleeping' or anything else, you wouldn't necessarily think that's me. Those who know me personally would say (Sarah) is me. 'Cause that is more me," Bullock says.
A force to be reckoned with

So far, "Forces of Nature" appears to be a force to be reckoned with. Opening weekend grosses for the quirky comedy exceeded $13.9 million to lead all comers at the box office.

But, truth be told, the tallies shouldn't be so surprising. Last year, the native Virginian starred in and produced another romantic comedy with another flawed character -- a woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her with her best friend, who confesses it to her face on a live television talk show. "Hope Floats" brought in a respectable $50 million -- all the more important, since Bullock's Fortis (yes, it's the Latin word for "strong") Productions developed the project.

Next came the reluctant witch who'd given up on love in "Practical Magic."

Quirky material and Bullock seemed drawn to each other as "Forces of Nature" followed suit -- albeit nearly by accident.

"When I got it I was, you know, I passed on it without reading it the first time because I didn't want to do any romantic comedies because they were all kind of lame," she explains.

But reading was believing in this case, and Bullock tackled the project -- and along the way, herself -- with gusto.
Holding out on audiences?

Much is being made of a scene in the film when Ben Affleck's character climbs on a table in a gay bar and agonizingly performs a strip tease. For all the fuss, moviegoers actually see more of Bullock in another scene when she wears nothing but a lavender bra and panties.

"Yeah, she actually has a body," she says with just a trace of satisfaction. "Go figure."

The point is made that surely the actress has been holding out on audiences or holding back on showing herself off. Neither is the case, she insists.

"I haven't always had that body. I just, in the past year-and-a-half, two years ago, I really started changing my eating habits."

For example? "From ... pizza and Diet Coke to ice cream and something like maybe a piece of chicken and some vegetables on the side."

It's a diet guaranteed to keep her lean and mean, perhaps the better to keep up the hectic commute to Los Angeles from her adopted home near Austin, Texas -- and to help her balance a workload divided between acting and producing, most recently wrapping an independent film with actors Liam Neeson ("Schindler's List," "Rob Roy") and Oliver Platt ("Simon Burch," "Dangerous Beauty").

"Really great experience," she offers. "Tough work."

Tough work, indeed. Sounds a lot like the characters this actress enjoys portraying. After all, her Sarah in "Forces of Nature" sports a rather conspicuous tattoo -- not the usual accoutrement for the shy or timid sort.

But Sarah is a character in every sense of the word. And, if what you see is what you get with Bullock, as she might have us believe -- who owns that tattoo? Sarah or Sandra?

The question is greeted with a tilt of the head, raised eyebrows, and a wouldn't-you-like-to know expression written all over the actress' face.

Yep. There's more to Sandra Bullock than meets the eye -- but precisely how much, she isn't saying. Go figure.

Sandra Bullock makes 'Hope' float

Sandra Bullock is back once again in the genre that helped make her a star: a romantic film with comedic overtones. This time she's teamed with singer-actor Harry Connick Jr. in a sweet little story about love, family, and starting over. The movie is "Hope Floats," and while it may not float very high, it is definitely Bullock at her best.

Actually, "Hope Floats" is payback time for the star. Bullock agreed to that water-logged mess of a movie "Speed II: Cruise Control" so that Twentieth Century Fox would greenlight "Hope Floats," a project close to her heart. In fact, she was one of the executive producers of the film and was involved in all aspects of its making.

One of the first decisions made by Bullock and her producer Linda Obst was to hire Forest Whitaker as director. Whitaker, who's also a gifted actor, became known as a "woman's director" when he helmed the ultimate "chick flick," "Waiting To Exhale," an ensemble film co-starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, among others. Both films deal with women who try to overcome problems with men while attempting to regain a sense of self. Whitaker's reputation in this area is well deserved.
"Hope Floats" opens with our heroine, Birdee, played by Bullock, learning while on a sleazy talk show that her no-good husband is cheating on her with her best friend (a cameo appearance by Rosanna Arquette). The wandering hubby is played by Michael Pare of "Eddie And The Cruisers" fame. (Whatever happened to his career?)

This tacky, wacky beginning sets the story in motion. But then (thankfully) the audience is suddenly jarred into fast-forward, as the film morphs into a whole different movie, with an entirely different tone. (That is, a much better movie with a much better tone.) In this new movie, we find Birdee on the road in full retreat, heading to Texas and her small hometown with her young daughter in tow. Thomas Wolfe be damned. She can go home again.

Birdee's whole identity has been based on being the perfect wife and mother. On her return to Texas she finds herself questioning her values and her purpose in life. Add to her emotional luggage the fact that most of Birdee's biggest succcesses took place in high school. (We're talking about being crowned Corn Queen of Smithville three years in a row.) Naturally, she's trying to recapture the magic of those days when she rode on floats made out of toilet paper and wore rhinestone tiaras. She's also attempting to heal her wounded pride and start her life anew.

After a somewhat rocky beginning on the talk-show circuit, "Hope Floats" settles into a semi-sweet, Southern-paced romance between Birdee and Justin, played very effectively by Harry Connick Jr. He's a hometown boy she barely remembers, but the torch he's carried for her all these years is still burning brightly.

The plot also depicts a wonderful relationship between Birdee and her eccentric mother, Ramona, played beautifully by Oscar winner Gena Rowlands. The widowed Momma has spent much of her time making dozens of dresses for the animals that were stuffed by her late taxidermist husband. These animals, I might add, are scattered all over the house.

She tells her daughter at one point, "I like all of God's creatures. I just like some of them better stuffed." But Ramona and Birdee have never really connected, and now the two are faced with getting to know and appreciate each other's strengths and weaknesses.
On the other end of the generational scale is the relationship between Birdee and her young daughter, Bernice, played by Mae Whitman. At nine years old, Whitman is already a veteran of such films as "Independence Day" and "One Fine Day." This young actress handles her role superbly, and is one of the best things about this movie.

"Hope Floats" aspires to be another "Terms of Endearment." It isn't. But it's still a nice little date movie with its heart in the right place.

OK, all you women who have been dragged to "Godzilla" -- it's payback time. Yes, this is a "chick flick," but the fine acting by Bullock, Rowlands, Connick and Whitman elevates this film and makes it a poignant and emotionally-charged journey for all viewers.

All romantic films are predictable to a point, so it's all about the journey taken by the characters. With "Hope Floats," nothing is tied up with a neat little bow, and there are ragged emotional edges -- just as in real life. Birdee and Justin may or may not ride off into the sunset together.

Bullock is back doing what she does best -- playing a woman whom men want to protect and women want to befriend. Sandra, you're forgiven for "Speed II" ... just don't do that to us again. Ever.

American Red Cross benefits from Sandra Bullock's Generosity

Actress Sandra Bullock has become the first celebrity to step up and help the relief effort in the tsunami stricken regions of Asia. Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to be earmarked to help aid the millions left homeless in this disaster.

This is not the first time Bullock has donated a large sum of money to a charitable cause. After the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, she donated the same amount.

Red Cross President and CEO, Marsha Evans thanks Bullock and said in a statement, 'Sandra continues to enable our lifesaving work and is a model for personal generosity.'

The Ya-Ya Sisterhood star talks chick flicks, close calls and the dreaded L word

There's no mistake about it. Sandra Bullock is on the go. She's currently starring as Siddalee, a daughter trying to mend her tempestous relationship with her mother, Vivi (played by Ellen Burstyn), with the help of the Ya-Yas, Vivi's dearest friends in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

The movie comes just a month after Bullock was seen as a forensic detective in Murder by Numbers, which she also produced. She's currently in New York filming the romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice, with Hugh Grant. And who is the producer of that one? You guessed it--Sandra Bullock. She's also producing the ABC sitcom The George Lopez Show.

Whew! No wonder Sandra won't talk about her love life. With her killer schedule, something has to give. But the actress did carve out a little time to sit down with E! Online to talk about her revealing chick flick, her nasty plane crash and those rumors of a Hugh Grant romance.

Siddalee seems outwardly confident and successful, but she's struggling to keep her life on track. What made you want to play that combination?
I was fascinated that she was shaped by the life her mother had led, even though she didn't realize it. It made her a person who had it together but was inwardly unsure and unraveled.

She just needed these pieces from her mother's past to get her life in perspective. Once she got those pieces, she was like, "Oh my God, I'm not a bad person. I'm not as inadequate as I thought. I just didn't have the entire story." Once she gets that, life sort of begins.

You, on the other hand, seem to have your life totally together. Is there anything that throws you?
I'm petrified by many things, so before I can actually let them hinder me or paralyze me, I tend to sort of act before I think, hoping that will thwart the fear. Sometimes not believing in myself has held me back. I have more confidence in my work, and I'm getting paid to show my vulnerability onscreen and take risks. Now, I'm trying to do that in real life.

Like a lot of daughters, Siddalee desperately wants her mom's approval, even if she won't admit it. Did you identify with that?
You always need your parents' validation, no matter how together or successful you might be. If you're a parent and you go, "I'm so happy I had you and you're amazing," it makes a kid feel like they're capable of anything. Just hearing that can make you accomplish. Without that, I think we sort of walk around half complete.
Is it true you think exhaustion helped your performance?
Absolutely. When I began work on Ya-Ya, I had just finished Murder by Numbers. We literally wrapped it on a Friday, and I arrived on Saturday to start this film. I came in and told the director, Callie Khouri, "I'm still feeling like the forensic expert I played in Murder by Numbers--I don't know how to play this woman."
As it turned out, it was a good thing I was so tired. Often, actors will tell you you do your best work when you're absolutely exhausted, because your defenses are down--you don't have your usual crutches to rely on. It's a scary thing, because you sort of incorporate more of yourself, and you don't always want people to see that. You spend most of your time putting up walls in life, and sometimes in performing. But I was just too tired to put up any defenses.

You get a lot of help from the Ya-Yas, that tight sisterhood played by Shirley Knight, Fionnula Flanagan and Maggie Smith. Did the four of you have fun together?
The Ya-Yas are each very different, but they function like a team, and Shirley, Fionnula and Maggie totally captured that. I think they completely bonded off the set and even took a trip together. When I was in a scene with them, I felt their rhythm was almost like music being played. I'd just throw out a line and watch them run with it. Working with them and Ellen Burstyn was a huge attraction for me.

This movie is already being labeled a chick flick. How do you feel about that?
It doesn't bother me. There are so many great stories about male friendships. I think this is the first time in a long time that there's been a story that represents how women can be there for each other but that doesn't make it just a feel-good film. You get battles in this--good fights. And I think guys will get a lot of working knowledge of women from this film, so they should see it, too.

You're known as one of the nicest stars ever to set foot on a movie set, and it's no a secret your crews love you. Is there anything you won't do for them?
I give them anything they need. The crew are the most instrumental part of making a film--they will go the extra mile for you, they will make the shoot work. On my films, I have masseuses on set. I hire an acupuncturist. We set up a "wellness center," this big trailer where all the crew can go.
At the beginning, some of the Teamsters are a little wary. But by the end, they're having their herbal teas and getting acupuncture and talking feng shui. It may sound silly, but it makes people happier.

In the midst of everything else you're doing, you're also producing your first sitcom, The George Lopez Show. How did that happen?
We wanted to do a Latin-oriented show, but then we saw George perform, and we said, "Our idea is stinky. George is much better. His stand-up far surpasses what we've come up with."

And so we based the show around him, I thought he was a very funny and talented guy who deserved his shot on TV. For someone who'd never done a sitcom, it's just like second nature to George. Every show has gotten better and better and better. Of course, this has all been happening at the same exact time as the film that I'm producing in New York with myself and Hugh Grant. I was supposed to have a bit of a life, but who has time?
What's Two Weeks Notice about?
It's a love story set in New York that's based on a simple question: Is it ever too late to say you love somebody? You know, as the years go by, you let the walls go up--there's career, family, fear of commitment.
Hugh and I play people who have worked together for five years. I'm not only his lawyer but the person he depends on to get things done.

He's a "fly by the seat of his pants" guy. I'm anal, and I have a problem telling someone I love them. You have these opposites who you know will get together, you just don't know how it's going to work.

There have already been a few gossip items about you and Hugh taking your romance off the set. Want to set the record straight?
Hugh and I aren't dating, we're not fighting and I'm not pregnant. Most of what I read in those papers, I say, "That's bull." I think most people in our industry read it and think it's a lie.

It's been over a year since your private plane crashed at the airport in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Were the reports true that it was a pretty close call?
Close enough to have me thinking, I'm going to die. We didn't realize we were going to crash. We thought we were landing on the runway and instead we hit a snowbank and lost our wheels and our wings.

Afterward, the sheriff said to us, "If you're going to crash, this is the way to do it." If there had been less snow, sparks would have ignited the fuel that was spilling, and we would have exploded. The copilot was bloody, and my poor dog was flung forward into the cockpit and we couldn't find her. But aside from her broken tooth and my injury from something that hit my head, we were fine.
Does facing your own mortality make you rethink anything?
You know what? We got off the plane, and we said, "Are we doing everything we want in life? Are we living the life we want to live?" And we all went, "Yeah." And that's kind of nice--we didn't say, "We should be doing something different."

Do you ever worry that success might desert you?
I'm prepared for it to go away. That's why I have a production company. That's why I love architecture. That's why I have a life outside of the film business that is just as important to me as what I'm doing. I sort of have three or four things going on at one time--just in case. I know this isn't going to last.

So, my game plan is to be smart in investments, be generous with time and money and find new talent to develop. If I'm 60 and I want to work, that talented person that I gave a job just might hire me at some point.

Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant Talk About "Two Weeks Notice"

Writer Marc Lawrence makes his directorial debut with "Two Weeks Notice," a movie he wrote specifically with Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock in mind.

Addressing the question of whether it's ever too late to say "I love you," "Two Weeks Notice" stars Hugh Grant as a very wealthy, charming bachelor business owner who hires a brilliant but slightly neurotic attorney (Sandra Bullock) to work for his company. Complete opposites, the two wear on each other's nerves until Bullock gives her 'two weeks notice,' forcing them to reassess their business - and personal - relationship.

Both stars joined director Marc Lawrence and their co-star Alicia Witt for "Two Weeks Notice's" Los Angeles Premiere. Working the press line together, it was quite evident these two Hollywood stars have a good time in each other's presence.

SANDRA BULLOCK ('Lucy') & HUGH GRANT ('George')

This is your first movie together. What's it like to work with Hugh?
BULLOCK: He's one of the easiest people to work with that I've ever worked with.

Could you two ever become romantically involved?
BULLOCK: No, I know him too well. We know way too much about each other; that's why we love and adore each other. But we know too much now [so] that we can't be mysterious.

Would you ever fall for Sandra?
HUGH GRANT: Oh God yes, definitely. It would be very, very easy.

You've both been in many romantic movies. How do you feel about kissing onscreen?
BULLOCK: Most of the time it's incredibly uncomfortable, super uncomfortable. I don't know how to answer that. Each one is different, like real-life kisses (laughing). Sometimes they are horrible; sometimes they are great.

And kissing Hugh?
BULLOCK: He'll tell you. He has a really strong opinion about how great a kisser he is.

How great a kisser are you?
GRANT: Come here I'll show you (laughing).
Do you prefer working on comedies or dramas?
BULLOCK: I always like doing what I'm not doing at that time. I'll never stop doing comedy because it's just the greatest form of entertainment. If you can pull it off, it's good. If you fail at it, it's horrendous. There's sort of a nice addictive challenge to that, to see if you can pull off a joke.

Is it fun for the two of you to do interviews together?
BULLOCK: It makes it more fun for me. I don't want to talk about myself but he loves talking about himself, and I love listening to him talk about himself.

Do you have any funny stories to share about working with Hugh?
BULLOCK: It's very easy to make him lose concentration and make him laugh. Once you figure that out, you spend a lot of time trying to make him giggle.

What did you do to make him giggle?
BULLOCK: You don't have to do much. It's pretty much just around the 'potty humor' area. Potty humor can make him go down in a second. You just say, “Poop,” and then he starts to giggle. I would be about the second grade level most of the day.

Is there any one incident that really stands out?
BULLOCK: We couldn't get through a very simple dinner scene, which took us the entire day to shoot and was maybe scheduled for a quarter of a day.

Why?
BULLOCK: Because the ice dropping in the glass sounded like poop in the toilet. It really comes down to toilet humor. Every time it dropped in the glass, we just [broke up] - at least I did. He thought he could rise above it but he really couldn't so he's just as bad as I was.

Can you now be proclaimed the 'King of Romantic Comedies'?
GRANT: Listen, I'll take any title I can get (laughing) or any compliment I can get.

You seem very comfortable in that genre.
GRANT: Oddly enough, I don't particularly. I feel relatively comfortable in the area of light comedy but romance I was never particularly interested in.

What did it mean to have been one of the first productions back into New York City?
SANDRA BULLOCK: A lot, obviously. New York is where I got my start. I wouldn't be standing here if I didn't start off in New York. I think we always wanted it to be in the City; it was always our choice. Marc Lawrence - being a born and bred New Yorker - really wanted it to be in the City. When Warner Bros. gave us the option of it being here [Los Angeles] or New York, we said New York. They left it up to us.

Was it tough doing double duty on this film?
BULLOCK: A little bit, a little draining. But you know what? I wanted it and I wanted to be there in both capacities. It was really satisfying.

Rumor has it you are going to take time off and concentrate your efforts working behind the camera.
BULLOCK: I'm not going to direct but I love production. I'm just going to take some time off and do other things for a while.

How does it feel to be in your shoes right now as a Hollywood star and a producer?
BULLOCK: It feels like you are really working and earning your money. It allows you to discover talent and put people who are super talented where they belong, whether it's on television or on film. There's a great sense of satisfaction. You still get the thrill of it but you don't have to show up in hair and make-up, you don't have to be on the cover of a magazine, and someone's not constantly taking pictures of you. You can just enjoy the artistic process and not feel you have to be anything other than who you are in your head.

Romantic Drama Reunites "Speed" Co-Stars, Bullock and Reeves

It's been 10 years since Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock shared the screen in "Speed." Now the onscreen couple from "Speed" are reuniting for the romantic drama, "Il Mare," for Warner Bros. Pictures.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sandra Bullock will play a doctor who exchanges love letters with Keanu Reeves' character, only to discover they're actually separated in time by a few years.

"Il Mare" will be directed by Alejandro Agresti ("Valentin") from a screenplay by David Auburn. Production is expected to begin on "Il Mare" in March 2005.

Sandra Bullock will next be seen in "Miss Congeniality 2" co-starring Regina King and Enrique Murciano.
Sponsored Links

Sandra Bullock Sexy PicWhich picture is the most Sexy? Vote now and Get a Free iPod. Hurryvote-rate.com

Keanu Reeves MovieKeanu Reeves Movie for sale. aff Check out the deals now!www.eBay.com

Keanu reeves movieThe Matrix Trilogy 10-DVD Boxed Set Guaranteed Free. Keanu Reeves has just wrapped production on "A Scanner Darkly" and has "Constantine," based on the Hellblazer comic book, set for release in February 2005.

Sandra Bullock adds 'producer' to her resume

When Sandra Bullock thinks something is funny, she throws her head back and laughs at the ceiling. The laugh that results may not necessarily be all that loud, but accompanied by such a loud gesture it's undeniably large.

And pretty much in keeping with the rest of the personality she puts on display. Bullock thinks and talks fast, really fast. She has a lot to say and not a lot of time to get it out over the course of a brief interview, and so isn't shy about interrupting a question to get started on her answer. She's a verbal spark plug.

Bullock doesn't just star in her latest movie, "Murder by Numbers," she produced it, too. That's a lot of work, but 30 minutes with this actress and you can see that she's probably up to the task.

Bullock is hardly the only movie star to delve into producing; everyone from Nicolas Cage to Christina Ricci has dabbled in it. But for Bullock, the endeavor seems to be about more than a performer with a lot of money attempting to control the quality of the scripts she reads.

"I love the creative aspects of the business, but I don't know that I always want to be in front of the camera," said Bullock, seated in a room in the Drake Hotel on Park Avenue. "I love producing, I love the camaraderie, I love the adventures, I love the stress. It's sort of an investment in the next phase of my career, where I want to go."

Could this mean less of Sandra Bullock on screen? Not in the immediate future. Following "Murder by Numbers," she appears in "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," an adaptation of the popular Rebecca Wells novel, and is currently in New York filming a romantic comedy with Hugh Grant called "Two Weeks Notice."

"Since we've been here in New York it's been a little tough," said the actress, her straight black hair blending with a black top, slacks and heels. "I'm exhausted, but I also bit off more than I could chew this year. A lot of things happened at the same time that I didn't expect. After this year I'm taking a big break."

And let's squelch one persistent rumor right here: "I'm not doing Wonder Woman (a script has been floating around)," she said. "I was thinking about it, but I just don't have the time or the capability to think I can pull that off. Somebody who is agile, who can kick butt, who's like a cat, that's what it deserves."

Hmm, sounds like a good part for Sandra Bullock, but never mind.

In the psychological thriller "Murder by Numbers" Bullock plays homicide detective Cassie Mayweather, who with her partner (Ben Chaplin) investigates a thrill killing committed by two brilliant, bored teen-age boys.

As with Bullock's last film, the 2000 hit "Miss Congeniality," the character she plays is something of a challenging tomboy, but here she has a back story. A victim of abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, she's responded to it by putting up walls, according to Bullock, who talks like she has her figured out.

"She's antagonizing people so they attack her, it's what she's familiar with," she said. "And until she addresses it she's going to continue on that path and somebody else will come along and do exactly what she thinks she's trying to prevent."

Bullock makes an analogy between the post-traumatic stress of her character and the post-9/11 mind-set of New York City.

"If you look at New Yorkers now, everyone is so affected by what happened. They're saying, 'Pull up our socks, let's get back to work and be fine.' People aren't even realizing the after-effects that are going to happen. They could show up weeks later, years later," she said.

"You don't know what the human psyche is capable of suppressing or reliving, and you always think that once you relive it you're going to die."

The film is also attempting to take on the weighty issue of teens who kill.

"It's a problem that exists, and it's something that we tend to sweep under the carpet, and I think that's what exacerbates the situation," said Bullock.

"You'd think that the Holocaust would prevent skinheads from creeping up left and right, but you know what? Silence is deadly, and if you glorify violence it's even worse, so I say show it, make it as uncomfortable as possible, and address issues like violence, spousal abuse.

"To keep them entertained was what we were doing, and if you can inject social commentary and send out a message on top of that I love that. I tend to migrate toward things like that, because I think what you leave behind is important."

In the film Bullock's shooting now, "Two Weeks Notice," the issues are somewhat more intimate. "Basically the premise is, does it ever get too late in life to tell someone you love them?" she said.

"I've always wanted to make a love story, and a movie about architecture in a weird way, because, you know, I love architecture," said the actress, laughing. "It's very timely, with New York, and showing New York architecturally in a way that I've always wanted to see it, which is a bird's-eye view from the tops of the buildings."

 

 

sandra bullock sandra bullock nude sandra bullock naked sandra bullock pictures sandra bullock movies sandra bullock pics pictures of sandra bullock nude sandra bullock sandra bullock hugh grant hugh grant sandra bullock sandra bullock wallpaper sandra bullock desnuda sandra bullock fakes sandra bullock gallery bullock sandra sandra bullock fake sandra bullock nackt sandra bullock nue sandra bullock photos sandra bullock sex fotos de sandra bullock pics of sandra bullock sandra bullock filmography sandra bullock biography sandra bullock movie sandra bullock nude pics sandra bullock sexy sandra bullock porn naked sandra bullock net sandra bullock sandra bullock films the net sandra bullock sandra bullock and hugh grant sandra bullock miss sandra bullock photo fotos sandra bullock sandra bullock wallpapers sandra bullock ryan gosling sandra bullock fotos sandra bullock bio sexy sandra bullock sandra bullock film nude pics of sandra bullock sandra bullock nua hugh grant and sandra bullock sandra bullock picture nude pictures of sandra bullock sandra bullock official sandra bullock topless sandra bullock nude pictures two weeks notice sandra bullock sandra bullock xxx sandra bullock bilder sandra bullock fan movie sandra bullock 28 days sandra bullock bsnude sandra bullock sandra bullock news fake sandra bullock sandra bullock porno sandra bullock the net wallpaper sandra bullock sandra bullock nuda sandra bullock fake nude sandra bullock miss congeniality sandra bullock fire on the amazon sandra bullock nicole kidman sandra bullock 28 days sandra bullock jpg pictures sandra bullock sandra bullock images murder by numbers sandra bullock sandra bullock pic sandra bullock central speed sandra bullock film sandra bullock www sandra bullock sandra bullock feet sandra bullock production company photos of sandra bullock ryan gosling sandra bullock sandra bullock oscar sandra bullock legs sandra bullock screensaver sandra bullock nude fake sandra bullock com sandra bullock bsnude sandra bullock murder sandra bullock video sandra bullock homepage sandra bullock hair sandra bullock two weeks sandra bullock ben affleck sandra bullock height miss congeniality sandra bullock sandra bullock filme sandra bullock speed photos sandra bullock pics sandra bullock sandra bullock oscars sandra bullock dating sandra bullock fake bsnude ben affleck sandra bullock sandra bullock interview sandra bullock fucking sandra bullock age movies sandra bullock sandra bullock two weeks notice sandra bullock new movie sandra bullock filmographie sandra bullock nude photos sandra bullock biographie nicole kidman sandra bullock sandra bullock oops sandra bullock hot sandra bullock tv sandra bullock fan club sandra bullock pussy sandra bullock naakt picture of sandra bullock production company owned by sandra bullock fotos de sandra bullock desnuda photo sandra bullock sandra bullock desktop actress sandra bullock sandra bullock foto wallpapers sandra bullock movies with sandra bullock sandra bullock nude gallery sandra bullock bikini sandra bullock birthday sandra bullock nude fakes sandra bullock smoking naked pictures of sandra bullock sandra bullock born sandra bullock nudes fire on the amazon sandra bullock oops sandra bullock sandra bullock and nicole kidman sandra bullock austin sandra bullock sexy pictures biography of sandra bullock sandra annette bullock photos de sandra bullock sandra bullock murder by numbers sandra bullock sexy pics sandra bullock and ryan gosling sandra bullock upskirt sandra bullock 2002 sandra bullock photo gallery sandra bullock naked pictures sandra bullock naked pics sandra bullock amazon sandra bullock filmografia sandra bullock fuck ben affleck and sandra bullock sandra bullock website sandra bullock mpeg sandra bullock lesbian sandra bullock official site sandra bullock's production company nude sandra bullock pics sandra bullock boyfriend sandra bullock plane crash sandra bullock fake bsnude com sandra bullock galleries sandra bullock hardcore sandra bullock tits sandra bullock interviews ryan gosling and sandra bullock sandra bullock nude naked sandra bullock screen saver fakes sandra bullock sandra bullock actress sandra bullock hairstyles sandra bullock thriller sandra bullock viggo mortensen sandra bullock matthew sandra bullock and ben affleck sandra bullock home sandra bullock site sandra bullock ya ya sandra bullock poster www sandra bullock com 28 tage sandra bullock sandra bullock picture gallery sandra bullock screensavers sandra bullock keanu reeves sandra bullock quotes sandra bullock sex scene sandra bullock videos foto sandra bullock information on sandra bullock sandra bullock thong hot sandra bullock practical magic sandra bullock sandra bullock weight biography on sandra bullock sandra bullock nago sandra bullock pelada bullock carmen electra congeniality celebrities nude bullock's celebs celeb sanda bullock denise richards filmography alyssa milano naked jenny mccarthy cameron diaz nikki cox katie holmes jessica alba angelina jolie jennifer love hewitt nicole kidman tiffany amber thiessen heidi klum pamela anderson brooke burke christina aguilera salma hayek demi moore jennifer lopez jennifer aniston liv tyler penelope cruz melissa joan hart catherine zeta jones tyra banks britney spears anna kournikova yasmine bleeth laetitia casta julia roberts sarah michelle gellar cindy crawford alicia silverstone natalie portman catherine bell tori spelling tiffani amber thiessen shania twain sharon stone meg ryan filmographie bsnude paparazzi courtney cox elizabeth hurley estella warren drew barrymore liz hurley charlize theron tara reid erika eleniak monica bellucci jessica biel tiffani thiessen carmen elektra jaime pressly nackt nudes gillian anderson jennifer connelly sexy christina applegate shannon elizabeth mena suvari kylie minogue filmografia denise richard fake teri hatcher heather graham sophie marceau michelle pfeiffer oops celebs kim basinger anna nicole smith tia carrere topless jessica simpson lil kim kelly brook helen hunt jamie pressly ali landry tia carrera pics mariah carey kirsten dunst rebecca romijn stamos claudia schiffer charisma carpenter heather locklear fakes krista allen victoria silvstedt shannen doherty kelly hu pam anderson samantha fox shannon doherty brook burke winona ryder paula trickey cindy margolis rachel stevens jeri ryan jennifer anniston sung hi lee bo derek babes ashley judd katherine heigl stacey dash terri hatcher christina ricci neve campbell geri halliwell susan ward beverly mitchell holly valance bruce willis uma thurman fran drescher daisy fuentes robert redford julianne moore robert de niro rachel weisz gallery gena lee nolin oops nicole eggert kelly preston jamie lee curtis sean connery natasha henstridge melinda messenger alyson hannigan kevin spacey naomi campbell tea leoni amanda peet amy smart zeta jones harrison ford selma hayek george clooney jules asner sofia vergara shakira pamela anderson lee reese witherspoon pamela andersson elisha cuthbert victoria principal leah remini jolene blalock jack nicholson milla jovovich renee zellweger brad pitt gwyneth paltrow josie maran mimi rogers eliza dushku pam grier elsa benitez kathleen robertson edward norton calista flockhart martina hingis claire forlani rene russo raquel welch angie everhart elizabeth berkley tonya harding shannon tweed holly marie combs supermodels elizabeth shue pic celeb oops girls robb's celebs denzel washington softcore alley baggett sarah michelle geller bikini jodie foster

 

" Who's making the headlines today?! "