JULIA'S MOM TO APPEAR ON SOAP OPERA

STAR POWER:

Julia Roberts' mom, Betty Lou Motes, is a huge soap opera fan, so the actress pulled strings to have her tour the set of her favorite, "Days of Our Lives," watch a taping and even meet the stars. To top it off, producers gifted thrilled mom with a basket stuffed with memorabilia from the show -- T-shirts, caps, mugs 'n' more -- and a basket for Julia too. And the kicker -- they offered Julia's mom a guest spot!