Date: 30th June 2001
LATEST: A war of words has erupted between recently jilted JULIA ROBERTS and her ex-boyfriend BENJAMIN BRATT.
TRAFFIC (2000) hunk Bratt has been accused of two-timing the PRETTY WOMAN (1990), and allegedly dated a mystery girl, whom he reportedly met while filming in Canada, for more than a month before ending his three-year relationship with Roberts.
But Bratt is pointing to Roberts' 'close' friendship with GEORGE CLOONEY as the main cause of the split, following reports that the pair were seen in a steamy clinch at a party celebrating the completion of their movie OCEAN'S 11 (2001).
Clooney, in turn, is laughing off his alleged part in the split, joking, "I didn't have time. I was too busy breaking up TOM CRUISE and NICOLE KIDMAN's marriage. " (SC/WNTST/WNTMI)