JULIA AND FRIENDS GO WITHOUT LUXURIES TO HELP A PAL

WHAT, NO STARBUCKS?!

Is this the most unbelievable story I've ever broken? When Julia Roberts signed for red-hot Oscar-winning director Steven Soderberg's new flick "The Art of Negotiating a Turn," she agreed she won't get a limo, a dressing trailer, an assistant or food, will do her own makeup and hair -- AND provide her own wardrobe! The film's budget is just $10 million (not half her usual salary), but Julia and David Duchovny, Blair Underwood, David Hyde-Pierce and Mary McCormack will work for scale because they adore Soderberg -- and won't earn ZIP unless the movie's a hit!