Don't know how I missed this, but on Tuesday, the local alternative-fuel company Earth Biofuels Inc. announced that Julia Roberts will act as the company's spokesperson--and, get outta here, chair its brand-new advisory board. In a statement issued by the company, Roberts said, "It's very important that we expand our use of clean energy and make a long-term commitment to it. Biodiesel and ethanol are better for the environment and for the air we breathe." If nothing else, this'll get her better seats at Willie Nelson concerts.
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If you don't know much about Earth Biofuels Inc., well, its headquarters are on Knox Street; its chairman and CEO is a guy named Dennis McLaughlin, who's been involved in everything from high-speed Internet to renewable fuel; Willie Nelson and Morgan Freeman are minority owners, according to the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings; its spokesperson is based in Los Angeles; and last week, Herbert Meyer, former special assistant to the director of central intelligence under Ronald Reagan, was appointed to Earth Biofuel's board of directors. How you say...developing? --Robert Wilonsky