The New York Post's "Page Six" gossip column gets a nice plug in the new romantic comedy Laws of Attraction (opening Friday), but the film's leading lady, Julianne Moore, is questioning the scandal sheet's accuracy. The Oscar-nominated actress cites one particular story from several years back that claimed she had been taken to the hospital from the set of Far from Heaven.
"It said somebody had slipped me a piece of birthday cake that had a lot of sugar in it, and that I was highly allergic to sugar," she recalls. "So, they shut down production and rushed me to the hospital, where I managed to come out of my sugar coma and was back at work the next day."
Moore insists there was "zero" truth to the item. "I don't know where it came from," she says, "Anyone who knows me knows that I have quite an affiliation with sugar and no allergies at all."
Still, the down-to-earth thesp admits she was "flattered" the Post devoted so much space to her alleged medical emergency, even if it was pure rubbish. "It was in the big box on 'Page Six,'" she says of the item, which quickly made headlines 'round the world. "A friend of mine had gone to London and she said, 'Do you have a sugar allergy? I read it in Hello!' I loved it."