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Gloria Estefan Reveals She Passed On Julia Roberts' Role In 'Mystic Pizza'

Julia Roberts‘s breakout role in Mystic Pizza almost went to Gloria Estefan.

The 63-year-old singer opened up about why she passed on the role of Daisy Araujo in the 1988 movie during Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen earlier this week.

Gloria was asked by a fan about whether she’s turned down any songs that eventually became big hits, and she revealed that it was a song that first came to her mind, but Julia‘s leading role in the movie.

“I had that role. I didn’t even have to audition for it, but at the time I felt like I was not a good enough actor and I wanted to cement my career in music,” she recalled.

Gloria shared, “I thought, one day I will do acting but I’m not going to throw myself into this and not be good at it.”

She added about Julia‘s performance in the movie: “She was awesome. I would not have been ready.”

Gloria is about to launch a new Red Table Talk with her daughter, Emily and niece, Lili, and it will be available to watch on October 7 on Facebook Watch.

Gloria Estefan Remembers Her 'Glee' Daughter Naya Rivera: 'It Was A Joy To Play Her Mom'

Gloria Estefan is looking back on the time she spent with Naya Rivera on the set of Glee, and opened up about how much of a joy it was to work with her.

During a new interview with on SiriusXM with Andy Cohen, the 62-year-old songstress remembered Naya in the best ways.

“Naya was really down to earth and warm and it was a joy to play her mom,” Gloria shared. “She had really amazing singing chops. We were working on music and then she got pregnant. She married and got pregnant. So she got side-tracked in that respect.”

Gloria also opened up about how she reacted when she heard of Naya‘s disappearance and subsequently, drowning: “When I heard what happened, and the baby was on board…deep down inside as a mom you know that she would have never left that baby alone unless something happened to her.”

“I hope she is remembered as a wonderful triple threat,” she added. “It’s just such a shame. It broke my heart.”

Many of Naya‘s former Glee co-stars have spoken out and remembered Naya just the same as Gloria does. You can read many of their tributes here…

If you missed it, a source recently revealed just how Naya‘s son Josey is doing right now.

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Baz Luhrmann Gets Lots of Celeb Support at 'Moulin Rouge' Broadway Opening!

Baz Luhrmann steps out for the opening night performance of Broadway’s Moulin Rouge musical on Thursday (July 25) at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City.

The 56-year-old filmmaker, who wrote and directed the film version, was joined at the event by his wife Catherine Martin, as well as Vogue‘s Anna Wintour and her daughter Bee Shaffer.

Baz and Catherine are credited by the production for their “creative services.”

More stars in attendance at the event included Billy Eichner, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Mulaney, Gloria Estefan and husband Emilio, as well as Broadway stars Stephanie Styles, Bernadette Peters, Ariana DeBose, Nick Adams, Jessica Vosk, and Steven Pasquale, plus producer Jordan Roth.

You’ve gotta see the incredible video that Jordan made on the stage of the theatre!

FYI: Anna is wearing Dolce&Gabbana. Stephanie is wearing a Marchesa dress and Christian Louboutin shoes. Jordan is wearing Zac Posen.

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Chris Hemsworth Says Wearing Fat Suit for 'Avengers' Was 'So Much Fun'

Chris Hemsworth is opening up about loving his Thor fat suit when filming Avengers: Endgame!

While appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday (May 31) alongside Gloria Estefan and Good Omen co-stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen, the 35-year-old actor revealed he had a lot of fun with his fat suit.

“I wore a prosthetic latex suit that weighed 60 to 70-pounds,” Chris explained. “I had so much fun and got a lot of cuddles… I felt like Santa Claus.”

Robert Downey gave me a fair share of belly rubs,” Chris added.

Chris also discussed his latest project, Men In Black: International: “It’s an extension of the original set up, which was brilliant,” he teased. “It’s got a different aesthetic, but with all the fun and action of the original. Everyone loved the first one and we’ve just enhanced it.”

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Katharine McPhee & Gillian Anderson Look Chic at Olivier Awards 2019

Katharine McPhee and Gillian Anderson are looking so chic.

The 35-year-old I Fall In Love Too Easily singer and the 50-year-old X-Files actress hit the red carpet at the 2019 Olivier Awards at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (April 7) in London, United Kingdom.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Katharine McPhee

Katharine presented during the evening’s ceremony, while Gillian was nominated for Best Actress for her work as Margo Channing in All about Eve.

Katharine is currently starring in the West End production of Waitress. The show will be eligible at next year’s Olivier Awards.

Gloria Estefan, Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Kelsey Grammer and Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical nominee Patti LuPone were all in attendance at the event, as well as Beverley Knight, who performed during the In Memorium section of the show.

FYI: Katharine is wearing an Elie Saab dress and Stephen Webster jewelry.

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Rita Moreno & Gloria Estefan Join Eva Longoria & Zoe Saldana to Discuss the Women That Shaped Their Lives

Eva Longoria, Rita Moreno, Zoe Saldana and Gloria Estefan are on the cover of HOLA! USA‘s Latina Powerhouse April 2019 issue, out on newsstands on March 29.

Here’s what the stars had to say….

Rita, on her upbringing: “My mom had me when she was 17. Later, she divorced my dad, which at that time, in Puerto Rico, a Catholic [island], you just didn’t do. After the divorce, she took a ship to America. She didn’t speak one word of English, but that didn’t stop her.”

Zoe, on pulling her strength from example: “We were taught to be our own person. Hearing great stories of people who looked like me—and people who looked like others— would strengthen my belief that I can do and achieve anything I set my heart on.”

Gloria, on the women she admires: “I give a lot of credit to my mother and my grandmother. Unfortunately, because of my grandfather’s and my father’s health…they had to be in control; they were the ones who brought the money home. And it wasn’t easy. My mother was a teacher in Cuba, and when she left the country they tore up her title. But they can’t take away your education. She didn’t cry, and I never heard her complain.”

Eva, on role models in her life: “I grew up surrounded by strong, intelligent, educated women. My sisters and aunts all went to college, so it was instilled in me by their example. I couldn’t afford to go to a movie until I was in college, so I found my role models in the women in my life.”

For more from Eva, Zoe, Gloria and Rita, head to

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Cher, Reba McEntire, & Lin-Manuel Miranda Get Celeb Support at Kennedy Center Honors 2018!

Cher, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Reba McEntire walk the red carpet at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday (December 2) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

The three stars were honored at the event alongside Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, composer Philip Glass, and Lin‘s Hamilton co-creators Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, and Alex Lacamoire.

Reba‘s tribute kicked off the night with performances from her daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson, Kristin Chenoweth, Lady Antebellum, and Brooks & Dunn.

Some of the original cast members from Hamilton were on hand to perform for the show’s tribute.

St. Vincent joined some other entertainers during the Philip Glass tribute.

Cher‘s tribute ended the night with performances from Adam Lambert, Cyndi Lauper, and Little Big Town. Her Mamma Mia co-star Amanda Seyfried did a spoken tribute.

FYI: Amanda is wearing a Givenchy dress. St. Vincent is wearing Saint Laurent.

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