Published on: March 4, 2004

Julie Roberts and her husband Danny Moder had a furious blow up when he backed out of escorting her to the Academy Awards - just one day before Hollywood's biggest event!

It was the second year in a row that Danny was a no-show at the Oscars, forcing an embarrassed Julia to ask her agent, her publicist and two girlfriends to accompany her on the red carpet.

The issue that goes on sale Friday reveals why Julia was livid at Danny, why he's balked at attending events with his superstar wife ... and more.