Sandra Bullock: no one should read comments or Google themselves

These photos are of Sandra Bullock at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, where she was honored for her role in Gravity. Other award winners at the ceremony included Meryl Streep, who took home the Icon award, and Tom Hanks who had the Chairman’s award. The show wasn’t televised and from what I’ve heard the speeches were longer than usual, since no one had to worry about going over time limits.

Sandra is wearing a pepto pink and bright orange Alex Perry dress with lace accents. It fits her like a glove, and she surely looks hot, but there’s something “off” about her styling here. Maybe it’s the contrasting bright colors, or the fact that her makeup is a little heavy-handed. This isn’t her best showing, which brings us to the point of this story. In her acceptance speech, Sandra cracked some jokes about how she googled herself and was kind of shocked to read what people were saying about her online:

The Academy Award winner, 49, admitted she recently did a little search on the web that gave her a bit of insight.

“So, I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I could get some tidbits of what people really think of me,” Bullock said while accepting her actress of the year honor for the film Gravity at the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s opening night on Saturday. “No human being should ever read the comments sections or ever Google one’s self at any time.”

But the star, who said she learned “a lot about myself,” opened up about her discoveries – good and bad.

“Some things I was very well aware of,” she said. ” ‘Sandra Bullock is over 40’ came up a lot. I know that. ‘Sandra Bullock’s way past 40.’ Yeah, I know that, too … ‘There’s absolutely nothing special about her acting. She’s not particularly attractive, I can’t stand her, she’s mediocre. She’s over 40.’ And apparently Julia [Roberts] … You and I are in a dispute over George Clooney. We talked about this, right? It’s shared custody and we’re both fine with it.”

Going off of that, Bullock – who hasn’t publicly dated anyone since her divorce from cheating ex-husband Jesse James – also touched on relationship rumors.

“[There were] lots and lots of comments about who I’ve dated. Some are true and some I’ll never admit to,” she said.

One person she didn’t necessarily date, but revealed she had a moment – of sorts – with? A fellow awards season regular.

“I was reminded I made out with Meryl Streep,” Bullock revealed of her online dirt. “Off-screen, not necessarily her choice. I kind of took her by surprise.”

But behind all the jokes and silly revelations, the actress, most importantly, acknowledged: “Some commenters thought I had good hair and good teeth. And I made some young girls and some over 40 girls laugh with some chick flicks. I sparked with Betty White and I’ve flown into space. I’ve had a pretty good life and a pretty good career.”

[From People]

Kaiser reminded me that the story about Julia and Sandra fighting over George Clooney is from the most recent edition of The Enquirer. We didn’t cover it, but the jist is that Sandra wants George to support her in her Oscar campaign while Julia Roberts is hoping George will support her campaign instead.

I found the YouTube video of Sandra’s speech! It starts at 1:40 in the video below. She’s so good at deadpan comedy and she’s such a great actress. She switched on a dime from being humorous to serious and heartfelt. Everyone is focusing on what she said about Googling herself, but her comments at the end of her speech are just as good. She got choked up when she said “I was watching beautiful stories about people struggling in everyday life in a world that they don’t think they belong in… and I was watching heartbreaking stories about our past in this country, that make me so proud to be in this business, because they will one day help me show my son how far we’ve come and how people have suffered so that there can be a better life for everyone.”

I know she’s talking about 12 Years a Slave. Just thinking about that movie gets me choked up like that too. It’s a masterful film, and I’m plodding through the book now. It’s not hard to read, it’s just hard to take.




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  1. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I like Sandy Bullock. She seems like a down to earth genuinely nice lady. I also LOVE her realtionship with her son (Louis right?)

  2. paola says:

    I really like her, she seems so much fun and never takes herself too seriously.
    I loved her in ‘2weeks notice’ and ‘the proposal’ maybe not an oscar deserving actress but i thought in ‘the blind side’ she was good and convincing. I loved her speech at the I’m glad she won!

    Hopefully she’ll read me too 😀

    • wiffie says:

      I’m not even really a rom com girl, and two Weeks notice is FUNNY! and actually funny, not rom com funny. The banter between her and Hugh is nothing short of brilliant! I think some might write it off by the cover art, thinking it’s a basic chick flick, but it’s seriously great, and she has such a knack for comedy. My mom always says she reminds her of me, and while I don’t see it, I take it as the biggest compliment, because she’s fantastic.

  3. vylette says:

    Always love celebrities who don’t take themselves too seriously . Sandra still rocks at 40!

  4. Flor says:

    Is she really 49?? Man, how does she do it?

    • don't kill me i'm french says:

      good plastic surgeon doctor and good dermatologist! (probably the same than the one of Julianne Moore and meryl Streep)

    • Luca26 says:

      I like Sandy but when I see her in live interviews it’s very very obvious to me that she uses Botox. I think she’s just so charming that people don’t notice how frozen her face is.

  5. Christin says:

    She comes across as down to earth and likeable. She also looks great.

  6. Kiddo says:

    That dress, ugh, no words. Google “stylist”.

  7. JudyK says:

    Sincere, genuine, not narcissistic, and actually raises her adorable son herself.

    How refreshing.

  8. Dawn says:

    I like Sandy and I wish her the best always. I think she is correct that one should never google themselves or check comments unless you are putting out your own stuff on twitter or instagram . Then yes you should see what people are saying about you.

  9. Marty says:

    God, she’s so beautiful!

  10. Kim1 says:

    Did she lose weight for a role? I didnt realize she was that slender?

  11. cubfan34 says:

    Heavy on the blusher. I hate that.

  12. Ann says:

    Love her more now that she’s over 40!

  13. Evi says:

    If she isn’t narcissistic, then why bother to Google herself?
    Just saying….
    She is a great actress, on and off screen.

    • Lauraq says:

      I’ve never met anyone that didn’t care what other people thought of them, at least a little bit. I know a lot of people who pretend they don’t, but not any that actually don’t.

  14. Diana says:

    God I love her. I would so wish for her to take the Oscar this year but I know better than to get my hopes up.

  15. GeeMoney says:

    Anyone who has anything negative to say about this woman should be shot… she’s so awesome!

    I’m being melodramatic, of course. I mean, she just seems like the coolest person on earth, and she’s definitely attractive. I can’t believe someone wrote that she wasn’t. That’s pretty awful.

  16. GIRLFACE says:

    I don’t think she’s the most riveting Hollywood actress of all time but she doesn’t presume to be. I like Sandra and I do love some of her chick flicks. I thought ‘Gravity’ was phenomenal also. The best movie of the year in my opinion. There were a few writing problems and a couple of lines where I had to wince a little but besides that, it was spectacular in 3D and she and Clooney both gave great performances. Also, I think she handled the Jesse debacle really well. She is totally classy and beautiful. I can’t believe she’s 49! WOW. Honestly too, I think some of it is plastic surgery but I think most of it is great dermatology and hard work/taking really good care of herself at the gym. She’s inspiring. I hope I look anywhere near that amazing at 39 even. Gymspo.

  17. Pri says:

    Oh she looks fabulous as hell! If anything I’ll blame the background. It’s too red.
    I absolutely love that she has always been sweet and non pretentious. She is genuine. She wants to be happy and tries to make others also happy/smile, even at her worst. And I kinda have a girl crush on her – since school.

  18. Renee says:

    I am going to say something nice first: she has GORGEOUS eyes!!!!! Although she looks her age, there is still something very girlish and youthful about her that is appealing. I never really noticed how attractive she was until recently.

    I know that her heart might be in the right place but….I CAN’T with her when she addresses issues of race. It’s true that slavery does not legally exist anymore but it has been replaced with the prison industrial complex, migrant (mainly Latino workers many of whom are from Mexico) who don’t get paid for their labor and are forced to work, i.e. slavery, there are a disproportionately high number of poor people of color, many of whom are black, there are many forms of visible and invisible forms of discrimination, etc., etc. which are too numerous to mention here. If she were to really critically examine issues of race such as looking at her own industry and the low the number of people of color who work appear in films in non-stereotypical roles, her ex-husbands fascination with Nazism, the hostility that is directed towards President Obama that roots not from the shitty decisions that he has made as a president but is attached to his race . So I know that people love her but I think that since she has a black son she might need to think a bit deeper, because no matter how well-intentioned she may be his mother’s attitude of look at how far we’ve come or her wealth won’t protect him from the evils of racism by those who don’t recognize him as his mother’s son.

    • GIRLFACE says:

      Looks her age? You should see my mom. LoL. But really, does she hate on Obama? Also, I think Jesse was just a fuh-reeeak, obviously. What has she said? I’m just curious.

      • Tig says:

        I have loved her movies- will always have aplace in my chick flic HOF for Hope Floats- she and Harry Connick Jr were so cute together.

        Back to the dress- I like it, but that shade of lipstick is too jarring with the rest of her makeup.

        And I don’t think she trashed Obama at all from the quotes in the article.

      • Renee says:


        Sorry that it wasn’t clear – I meant the vitriol that is directed towards Obama from some members of the general public and from his colleagues in congress. I didn’t mean that she had herself trashed him.

  19. Patti Nichols says:

    She is the coolest, smartest, nicest, most beautiful actress/person inside and out. She is a class act. and I LOVE her dress. She just gets better and better. Good for her! God bless her and her son. LOVE HER!!!

  20. Hautie says:

    I love how younger people believe that once a girl turns 40… she is suppose to turn into the crypt keeper. That there is NO WAY for a woman of FORTY to look fine. Men over 40 can look great. But a girl over 40?! Kill it with fire!!!!! hahahaha

    Me and my over 40 friends, look great. Yet, I have to admit none of us were ever lushes or druggies. Or smokers.

    We all have lived every day lives, drinks lots of water and get some decent sleep. And amazing enough we all look fine. Not one grey hair lady in the bunch, wearing cat eye glasses.

    I seriously doubt that Sandra has had any kind of serious intervention with a plastic surgeon. She looks good. And normal for her age. This is what 40 looks like. If you chose not to be a lush/druggie/smoker. You will age in very gentle way. Women just do not fall into that deep ugly pool, when we turn 40.

    But I can not say that for someone who made the decision to live life, hard. Like a Lohan. 🙂

  21. St says:

    No celebrity should ever read the comments sections above articles about them. Just don’t. Thing is – people write angry comments but they don’t take it personal, they don’t really threat celebrities like they are real people. For us they all like some characters in the movie. It’s like we are watching movie about their life every day. That happens and that happens in their life. And we comment. If we don’t like what they did and think they are over the top idiots then we will say it. It’s not like if any angry commentator would say any of those words to their faces if they would bump in Miley or Bieber on the street.

    Why wouldn’t we? Why should we all adore the land they walk on? They are rich people that live in their rich houses, fly private planes, wear the most expensive clothes and can do whatever they want with the money they have. Many of them are addicts, drinkers, narcissists and think that they are center of the world. But that is not enough – they want every person to adore them and love them. And then they are really shocked when they go online and see how people don’t compliment them enough to satisfy their ego.

    There are like two groups. Some celebrities are loved and respected by people (like Tom Hanks, Sandra, Maryl etc.) So majority of people just don’t comment on them. When some Miley or Bieber will do something idiotic then we would all write how we don’t like it. When Sandra will come to some premiere then 100 will not come and write: “You are so pretty Sandra. I love you Sandra. You are good person Sandra….” That is boring and no one writes that. Because there is no debate here, no arguments with other commentators.

    They will think it but they will not bother to write it. So respected celebrities just get less comments. While people that public really hates get a lot more of those.

    To prove my point just look at the number of comments here. Only 20 comments.

  22. Lauraq says:

    She’s so lovely, and hilarious. I love her. I almost love her speeches more than her movies, honestly. And I unashamedly love Miss Congeniality.