‘I was intrigued by Hinduism’

Pretty Woman star Julia Roberts, who recently converted to Hinduism, says she took up the religion because she was intrigued by it.
The American actress grew up in Georgia, the US’s famous “bible belt” and was born to a Catholic mother and Baptist father. In an interview to fashion magazine Elle, Roberts had admitted that she became a practising Hindu after visiting India while shooting her upcoming movie Eat Pray Love. Roberts said that she along with her husband Danny Moder and their three children — five-year-old twins Phinnaeus and Hazel and three-year-old Henry — go to temples to “chant, pray and celebrate”.
“I practice. I practice a lot of things. Hinduism is something that I’m very intrigued by and very interested in,” Roberts said on the Good Morning America show. She has now become one of the most famous convert since the late George Harrison, a member of the Beatles who embraced Indian mysticism in the 1960s.

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Judge in Lohan case steps down
Beverly Hills, California: The judge who sent Lindsay Lohan to jail has removed herself from the case after a prosecutor complained she improperly contacted experts or participants in the case privately, including a rehabilitation facility, officials said on Wednesday.
Superior court judge Marsha Revel recused herself on Friday, court spokesman Allan Parachini and district attorney’s office spokeswoman Jane Robison said.
Beverly Hills superior court Judge Elden Fox is now handling the Lohan case. Revel’s clerk said there would be no comment, and she referred callers to Parachini. Deputy district attorney Danette Meyers was in court and unavailable for comment. Robison said there were several instances when the judge had communications.
—AP

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