Pregnant Julia Roberts in Hospital

Thursday, October 28th 2004, 9:41 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A pregnant Julia Roberts was hospitalized over the weekend after experiencing a series of early contractions, People magazine reported.

The actress was accompanied by her husband, Danny Moder, when she was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday night. The contractions eventually stopped, but she remained under observation, People reported Tuesday, citing unnamed sources.

Roberts' New York-based publicist, Marcy Engleman, declined to comment Wednesday.

The 36-year-old movie star is expecting twins _ a boy and a girl _ in early January.

People said Roberts' condition wasn't serious, but that her doctors had advised bed rest until her due date.

Roberts, who won the best actress Oscar in 2001 for ``Erin Brockovich,'' married Moder in July 2002 at her home in Taos, N.M. The twins would be the first children for Roberts, who starred in 1990's ``Pretty Woman.''

Her upcoming films include ``Ocean's Twelve'' and ``Closer.''