PEOPLE of the Year

From Brad & Jen to Usher and Julia, see the stars whose stories enthralled us all year long

JULIA ROBERTS

Serious actress that she is, she prepared for the part by immersing herself in the character – eating, singing, cooking, even scrubbing toilets. And when the big moment came, in the early hours of Nov. 28, she embraced her new twins Phinnaeus and Hazel. With two movies – Ocean's Twelve and Closer – in theaters now, Roberts, 37 (left, with husband Danny Moder), can take the time to bond with her baby boy and girl – at least until the Oscars roll around.