What happens when America's sweethearts collide? A whole lotta George Clooney love, that's for sure.
At the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala on Saturday, Sandra Bullock drew the laughs and brought the crowd to its feet when accepting the Desert Palm Achievement Award.
"I thought maybe it would be a nice fun approach to this evening to do, maybe, something different, so I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I would get some tidbits of what people really think of me and share them " she said, bringing a light-hearted vibe to the event. "Never read the comments section … or Google oneself, at anytime...
"Apparently, Julia [Roberts], I don't know where you are, you and I are in a dispute over George Clooney," Sandra said to a crowd full of laughs. "We talked about this, right? It's a shared custody."
Bullock went on to describe other disparaging comments she read ("Nothing special about her acting," "She's not particularly attractive, I can't stand her") and noticed one other recurring theme.
"'Sandra Bullock is over 40' came up a lot, I know that," she laughed.
Sandra also spoke of the big theme of the night, which was an appreciation of cinema.
"I was watching beautiful stories about people struggling in everyday life in a world they don't think they belong in," she said. "I was watching old friends create characters that blow my mind and made me absolutely speechless. And I was also watching heartbreaking stories about our past in this country that make me so proud to be in this business, because one day, they will show my son how far we've come."
Sandra concluded with sincere appreciation … and one more age-related dig. "From this not particularly talented, attractive, mediocre, or over 40, I'm so grateful, and thankful."
Meryl Streep wasn't about to let her have all the fun: "Everything that Sandra Googled about herself, they say about me too, except they say over 60."
Sandra also spilled to Yahoo about her mommy-centric New Year's resolution. Check it out:
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