[video] Salt (starring Angelina Jolie)

In Columbia Pictures’ Salt, Angelina Jolie stars as Evelyn Salt, a CIA officer who swore an oath to duty, honor, and country. When she is accused by a defector of being a Russian sleeper spy, Salt goes on the run to clear her name and ultimately prove she is a patriot. Using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative, she must elude capture and protect her husband or the world’s most powerful forces will erase any trace of her existence

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[video] WTF? Billy Bob Thornton pulls a Joaquin Phoenix on radio show

Source: Huffpost

I guess this is the new way to promote your project, get high and drunk and do an interview.

via Huffpost

NEW YORK — Joaquin, you have competition. In a radio appearance reminiscent of David’s Letterman’s recent interview with actor-turned-rapper Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Bob Thornton gave a puzzling and difficult interview Wednesday.

Appearing on CBC radio, the Canadian public broadcaster, Thornton evaded simple questions and criticized the host for mentioning his movie background.

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Lara Croft Due For ‘Tomb Raider’ Movie Makeover

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Lara Croft is set to follow in Indiana Jones’ footsteps, and make a return to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. (who gained the rights to the character this December) and producer Dan Lin are working to reboot “Tomb Raider,” and give the pistol packing heroine a new franchise. The new project will ignore the previous two Paramount films and start fresh, as the latest games have and revamp her origin, give her new adventures, villains, and love interests. Of course, this means there will be a new actress as well. Warner Bros isn’t planning on bringing Angelina Jolie back — and it is unlikely the Oscar nominated actress would return if they did make an offer. The studio plans to attach a writer and director first, and then find a new Croft.

Rumors hit the Internet this week that Jolie-clone Megan Fox was attached, but her spokesperson denied any involvement to io9. (I’ll cast my vote now for Rhona Mitra, original Croft model, and current vampire warrior in “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.”) I’m really rather excited by this news, as I’m a huge fan of the character and the games. (Tonner’s Lara Croft decorates my desk as we speak.) But it could all go downhill depending on what talent is attached on the writing, directing, and acting fronts — and the track record for turning video games into movies remains incredibly poor. Still, the fan in me can’t help but hope this might finally be the exception, and that Lara Croft finally gets the kick ass movie she deserves.

Researchers Warn Against “Madonna Effect”

Researchers are warning against an alarming trend called the “Madonna effect.” “Third World” parents are putting their children up for adoption in droves with the hopes that “wealthy Westerners” will swoop down and provide their children with a more prosperous life a la Madonna’s adoption of a Zambian baby she later renamed “David.” The British psychologists at the heart of the research are warning against the widespread expoitation of the adoption process at the hands of agencies and governments who are profiting from the booming trade.

“Some celebrities have unwittingly encouraged international adoption, yet it has been shown that 96 per cent of children in orphanages across Europe and probably across the globe are not true orphans and have at least one parent, often known to the local authorities.”

Adoption from abroad is a booming trend in Europe because of the stringent rules that prohibit Europeans from adopting from within their own “borders” coupled with the celebrity endorsement of multi-ethnic adoptions made famous by Madonna and Angelina Jolie. CLICK HERE for the rest of this informative story.