The National Enquirer is reporting that Julia Roberts' mother has been battling lung cancer since November when a tumor was found on one of Betty Motes' lungs
. This has not been a good couple of months for Julia Roberts. Here she is finally nominated again for an Academy Award and having an awards season that should be filled with sunshine and unicorns. Instead she had her half-sister commit suicide and leave a five page note basically blaming Julia for the suicide and all the things Julia should have done for her sister that she didn't. Then she is dealing with the fact her 80 year old mother has cancer and it is no wonder why Julia has been a no show at any events for Osage County the past few weeks. I wonder if anyone will see her before the Academy Awards. There is no way she is missing that but I wonder if she will stop anywhere on the red carpet. She isn't obligated to and who wants Ryan Seacrest doing the questioning and then having Giuliana try and empathize afterwards while staring lustfully after a craft service donut that someone dropped on the ground and wondering if anyone will notice if she just licked the frosting.