OSCAR-winning actress Julia Roberts is receiving baby advice from PAMELA ANDERSON as she prepares for the birth of twins early next year (04) - and the pair have become close friends.

Anderson, who has two sons from her failed marriage to Tommy Lee, has been filling Roberts in on everything from giving birth to motherly duties.

A friend of the 37-year-old Baywatch beauty says, "Pam has recommended Julia to try a home birth in a birthing pool. She's even referred her to a support group that helped her.

"She and Julia have become quite close. Pam sees a lot of herself in Julia. She remembers bringing up kids in the public eye.

"Pam is happy to be there for her, even at the birth if that's what she and Danny want."

07/09/2004 14:01