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Angelina Jolie Confirms 'Cleopatra' Rumors

May 16th, 2011 1:49pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Actress Angelina Jolie has confirmed she is in talks with director David Fincher to make a 3D retelling of Cleopatra.

The Tomb Raider star has been linked to the project for months as Hollywood speculation mounts over whether Jolie would follow in Elizabeth Taylor's footsteps by playing the Egyptian pharaoh.

Jolie has now announced at the Cannes Film Festival in France she is on board for the project - and she wants the Fight Club filmmaker to direct.

Asked about Fincher's involvement in the Cleopatra movie, Jolie tells, "Yes, we just don't know. It's all very early. Fincher's...

Rebooted 'Tomb Raider' Set for 2013 Without Angelina Jolie

March 8th, 2011 10:58am EST
"Tomb Raider" is one of the few video games with real big screen potential. Indiana Jones-style adventures, a smoking hot lady lead a few over-the-top whiz bam pow moments and -- BAM! -- "Tomb Raider."

Of course, Hollywood tried to pull this off with "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," two modest hits that turned Angelina Jolie into a superstar and not much else. They're hazy memories in the summer movie-viewing conscience.

But you can't leave a brand like "Tomb Raider" sitting in the garage, which is why, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the pr...

Olivia Wilde Won't Be Playing Lara Croft, Rep Says

February 17th, 2011 10:29am EST
Olivia Wilde
Rumors have been floating around that "House" star Olivia Wilde is replacing Angelina Jolie in a "Tomb Raider" reboot, but her rep told that it's not true.

Jolie played Lara in 2001's "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and the 2003 sequel "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." The movie was based off the 1996 video game.

Megan Fox has also been rumored to take the role after the producer said he wanted a young actress to fill it. Two years ago Fox said, "I haven't been offered that. No one has even spoken to me about doing that yet. I think that's a role that Angelina J...

Angelina Jolie Honored With Cambodian Temple

November 25th, 2010 3:13pm EST
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has been handed a major unofficial honor in her adopted son Maddox's native Cambodia - a world-famous Hindu temple has been named after her.

Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, tells WENN the movie star is so beloved in Cambodia one religious site in Angkor has been renamed the Angelina Jolie Temple.

He says, "It's a 12th century site called Ta Prohm; it is otherwise known as Old Brahma and was initially named Rajavihara or the royal monastery. Now it's popularly called the Angelina Jolie Temple.

"It was said to be the setting for various scenes ...

Hot Legs: Official 'Lara Croft' Model Alison Carroll At 'The Kid' Premiere

September 19th, 2010 9:30am EDT
Alison Carroll
Tomb Raider model Alison Carroll showed quite a bit of leg at the premiere of "The Kid" in London on Wednesday. In fact, the headline shouldn't read 'hot legs,' it should read hottest legs! The thigh-high slit on her blue dress was so steep, it had to be held together with safety pins!

Despite Alison being the real-life model that represents the video game heroine, it seems like each year there's a new rumor of who will take over the role from Angelina Jolie, who starred as the sexy Brit in the 2001 feature and it's sequel in 2003, "Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life."

In 2009 it was Megan ...

Angelina Jolie: 'I Don't Have A Lot Of Friends'

September 10th, 2010 8:03am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie depends on partner Brad Pitt - because she doesn't have any true friends she can confide in.

The Tomb Raider actress is currently in Pakistan to visit victims of the recent devastating floods as part of her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. She admits life can be lonely away from Pitt and their six children while she's carrying out her humanitarian projects, and she's confessed her lack of close pals is also a burden.

She tells CNN, "I'll talk to my family. I talk to Brad; he wants to know as much as he can about these issues and every trip. He's been here as ...

Angelina Jolie Denounces Pastor's Koran-Burning Plans

September 8th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has spoken out against a controversial U.S. pastor who has organized a Koran-burning event in Florida to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The Tomb Raider star jetted to flood-ravaged Pakistan on Tuesday as part of her duties as a United Nations ambassador in a bid to boost donations for aid relief. Her visit came just days after Christian pastor Terry Jones caused a furor in Islamic countries by announcing plans to set fire to the religion's holy book at his church in Florida on September 9th, to mark the nine-year anniversary of the terrorist atrocity.

Natalie Portman To Replace Angelina Jolie In 'Gravity'?

September 8th, 2010 8:09am EDT
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been offered the chance to replace Angelina Jolie in space survival movie Gravity alongside Robert Downey, Jr.

The Tomb Raider star recently pulled out of the upcoming $80 million 3D movie and reports suggest producers are now eyeing Portman after previously considering Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson for the coveted role.

If Portman signs on, she will play a woman stranded on a space station after a crash kills the rest of her crew. Downey, Jr. has committed to a supporting role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Gravity is scheduled to begin shooting in Ja...

Angelina Jolie Visits Flood-Ravaged Pakistan

September 7th, 2010 11:31am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has flown to Pakistan as part of her duties as a United Nations (U.N.) ambassador to visit victims of the country's devastating floods.

The Tomb Raider star has already handed over $100,000 of her own money to help those worst affected by the disaster. U.N. officials have confirmed she arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday to speak with refugees who have been displaced by the floodwaters - and the star hopes the publicity around her visit will boost aid efforts.

She told reporters, "I am very moved by them and I hope that I am able to, today and tomorrow, be able to do somethi...

Angelina Jolie Donates $100,000 To Pakistan

August 19th, 2010 8:37am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is leading donations for the flood relief effort in Pakistan - the superstar has handed over $100,000 of her own money to help those worst affected.

The actress, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N.), called for her fans to help raise funds for the Pakistani people whose lives have been devastated by the floods which hit the country last month.

And as the death toll reaches more than 2,000 and fears increase about the spread of water-borne diseases, Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt have donated part of their fortune to help boost aid for the country, a...

2010 Summer Movies Are Bad, But Past Years Have Been Worse (Video)

July 28th, 2010 11:15am EDT
As usual, the lineup for summer movies this year was star-studded and full of sequels. However, most of them have been critically panned and - even worse - they are not racking up ticket sales. Still, there have been far worse summer selections.

In an interesting pattern, it seems every 9 years there is a "stinker" summer movie slate. In 2001, our summer selections looked like this: A Knight's Tale, Pearl Harbor, Scary Movie 2, Planet of the Apes, The Mummy Returns, Swordfish, Dr. Dolittle 2, Rush Hour 2, Tomb Raider, Jurassic Park III, and Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Yikes!

Go 9 years pr...

Angelina Jolie Visits Displaced Children In Haiti

June 22nd, 2010 8:38am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has extended her summer goodwill mission by flying to Haiti to visit children who were left homeless by the devastating January earthquake.

The Tomb Raider star traveled to the SOS Children's Village in Santo, Haiti, where nearly 500 youngsters have been housed following the tremor, which left thousands of Haitians without anywhere to live. Jolie, who has been a United Nations (U.N.) Goodwill Ambassador since 2001, brought toys to the kids and even spent the night in a SOS house.

She says, "That is why I like to visit and support the SOS Children's Villages in the world -...

Kim Kardashian's Black Mermaid Gown & Tight Bun - Hot Or Not?

June 12th, 2010 12:42pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian brought some glamour to the 38th Annual FiFi Awards in New York City on Thursday. We love the figure hugging dress, but we think her hairstyle may be a bit severe. What do you think?

The reality TV star is reportedly in talks to replace Angelina Jolie in the "Tomb Raider" franchise. A source tells the Global Grind website, "Kim has wanted to play a far more comic-strip version of Lara, which would be shot in 3D and aimed at a teen audience."

But Angelina can't be too upset. She's reportedly up for the titular role in a "Cleopatra" remake.

See more photos of Kim here!...

Is Angelina Jolie The Right Pick For 'Cleopatra?'

June 12th, 2010 8:31am EDT
Angelina Jolie
After reading an article here on Starpulse about Angelina Jolie being booted from the new "Tomb Raider" film for Kim Kardashian (it still makes me upset) it was interesting to read that she is to play “Cleopatra.”

It is going to be a remake of the original “Cleopatra” starring Elizabeth Taylor, but the producer has purchased the rights to the biography called "Queen of the Nile, Cleopatra: A Life," so it’s fair to say the plot may not be similar. The author, Stacy Schiff, seems to be keen on the idea of Jolie playing the leading role (Jolie does star in some blockbusters so what writer wou...

Kim Kardashian To Play Lara Croft?

June 7th, 2010 9:47am EDT
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is reportedly in talks to replace Angelina Jolie in the "Tomb Raider" franchise.

Producer Dan Lin revealed last year Jolie would not be reprising her action role for the next installment of the action film because film bosses wanted to cast a younger actress.

"Transformers" star Megan Fox was said to be in the running for the role but she denied the rumors - and now the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star is the latest name linked to the project.

A source tells the Global Grind website, "Kim has wanted to play a far more comic-strip version of Lara, which would be shot ...

Michelle Obama Beats Angelina Jolie To Best Mother Title

March 25th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Michelle Obama
Angelina Jolie has been beaten to the title of best celebrity mother in a new poll - by America's First Lady, Michelle Obama.

The Tomb Raider beauty, who shares six kids with boyfriend Brad Pitt, has been voted into second place in the survey by Jolie is praised for her charity work with the United Nations, her $1 million donation with Pitt to the Haiti earthquake relief fund, and her support of an orphanage in Amman, Jordan.

The website's editors note, "(It's) easy to despise someone like Angelina Jolie. She may have an eccentric, brother-kissing, blood vial-wearing past, b...

'Erin Brockovich' Voted Top Movie Heroine

September 30th, 2009 9:09am EDT
Erin Brockovich Top Movie Heroine
Erin Brockovich has been voted the greatest movie heroine of all time. The single mom lawyer, played by Julia Roberts in the 2000 drama based on a real-life story, fights to gain compensation for victims of contaminated drinking water - and Brockovich has come out as moviegoers' favorite fighting woman.

FBI agent Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster in The Silence Of The Lambs, came in second place, with Angelina Jolie's sexy fighter Lara Croft in Tomb Raider voted third.

In fourth place was Ellen Ripley in Alien, portrayed by Sigourney Weaver, while Linda Hamilton's character Sa...

Angelina Jolie Named The 'Ultimate Lesbian Heroine'

July 17th, 2009 10:42am EDT
Angelina Jolie Ultimate Lesbian Heroine
In a recent poll published by, Angelina Jolie was named this year's "Ultimate Lesbian Heroine." The poll results spanned over 2,600 lesbians, and the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star was proclaimed the victor.

"Angelina was the clear winner; and she also has a dark side which many lesbians like too. All of the ladies in the poll appeal to women of all ages," said a spokesman for One Poll who carried out the survey.

She was ranked above Madonna, Pink and former tennis player Martina Navratilova due to her figure, physique and fashion sense.

Some older favorites al...

Angelina Jolie Tops Jennifer Aniston On Money List

July 2nd, 2009 9:15am EDT
Angelina Jolie Forbes
Angelina Jolie has topped a new list of high-earning actresses - earning $2 million more than her partner Brad Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston last year.

Jolie banked $27 million in the last 12 months, according to finance magazine Forbes. The bulk of the Tomb Raider star's 2008/2009 income reportedly came from her share of the profits from her action film Wanted and her paycheck for new film Salt.

Marley & Me and new film The Baster swelled Aniston's fortunes, and put her in second place on the new Forbes list. Aniston also still earns big cash from re-runs of Friends.

Meryl St...

Megan Fox Would Never Attempt 'Tomb Raider' Role

July 1st, 2009 9:12am EDT
Megan Fox
Megan Fox has shot down rumors she is set to replace Angelina Jolie in the Tomb Raider movie franchise.

Producer Dan Lin recently announced Jolie would not be reprising her action role for the next installment of the action film because film bosses wanted to cast a younger actress.

Transformers star Fox was linked to the role last month - but insists she won't be stepping into Jolie's shoes any time soon.

She says, "I haven't been offered that. No one has even spoken to me about doing that yet. I think that's a role that Angelina Jolie mastered, and I would never attempt to take t...

'Lost' Star Evangeline Lilly Doesn't Want To Be Angelina Jolie

May 26th, 2009 8:22am EDT
Evangeline Lilly
Lost star Evangeline Lilly has no plans to become one of Hollywood's leading ladies after the hit TV show ends - insisting she never wants to be as famous as Angelina Jolie.

The Canadian actress was tipped as one of the entertainment industry's rising stars when the TV show hit small screens in 2004. But Lilly has snubbed a huge movie career, only taking on three supporting roles in films in the last five years. And her lack of acting ambition has left her bosses disheartened - because she has the potential to be as successful as the Tomb Raider superstar.

She tells Women's Health...

Fashion WTF: Fergie's Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder

May 18th, 2009 10:18am EDT
Fergie appeared at Z100's Zootopia '09 in New York City on Saturday wearing what looks like a Tomb Raider gun strap, or something strange like that. What do you think of Fergie's unusual straps? Let us know in the comments!

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Pamela Anderson's Swimsuit Up For Auction

April 17th, 2009 8:45am EDT
Pamela Anderson
The red swimsuit Pamela Anderson wore while frolicking on the beach on Baywatch is expected to fetch $2,900 when it goes under the hammer this month.

The blonde bombshell wore the Lycra one-piece, now signed "Love Pamela Lee, X O," when she played lifeguard CJ Parker on the hit 1990s show. The auction of Hollywood memorabilia will also include a pair of holstered pistols worn by Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider and Harrison Ford's gun from the 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner, which is predicted to pull in a staggering $104,000.

Auction boss Joe Maddalena says, "This is an once-in-a-l...

Jennifer Aniston Topples Jolie's 2008 Earnings

April 13th, 2009 9:09am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has trumped her ex-husband Brad Pitt's new partner Angelina Jolie - by earning a reported $13 million more than her in 2008.

Aniston is said to have earned a staggering $27 million on the strength of films such as Marley & Me - while the Tomb Raider star took in $14 million. But neither actress could top R&B singer Beyonce, whose film career and latest album I'm Sasha Fierce pocketed her a cool $80 million last year. Her husband, rapper Jay-Z, did even better - adding another $82 million to his growing fortune.

Meanwhile, actor/director Tyler Perry brought home ...

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt To Adopt From India?

March 29th, 2009 11:01am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are to extend their multinational brood with a child from India, according to reports. The pair already has three adopted children - Maddox, seven, from Cambodia, Pax, four, from Vietnam and Zahara, three, from Ethiopia - as well as biological daughter Shiloh, two, and their seven-month-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

Jolie recently revealed plans to adopt from India when she met the child stars of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

When ten year old Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail asked the Tomb Raider star why she hadn't adopted from his home country, s...

'Tomb Raider' Role For Megan Fox?

January 26th, 2009 11:50am EST
Megan Fox
Megan Fox is lined up for an action-packed new role - she is slated to take over from Angelina Jolie as gun-toting movie tough girl Lara Croft.

Reports suggest the Transformers beauty will replace Jolie in the next film in the Tomb Raider franchise. London's Metro newspaper claims insiders are tipping Fox as a "strong candidate" for the role of the sexy action heroine

Jolie played the part in 2001's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and in the sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life in 2003. Both films were panned by critics, and Jolie was given a Golden Raspberry Award for Wo...

Angelina Jolie Declares Love For America

October 15th, 2008 8:56am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie insists she loves America - despite choosing to give birth abroad and adopt kids from foreign countries.

The Tomb Raider star and her partner chose to bring twins Knox and Vivienne into the world in a Nice, France hospital in July and baby daughter Shiloh was born in Namibia in May 2006. Meanwhile, the couple's adopted kids hail from Asia and Africa.

However, Jolie insists America will always be her children's home - even though none of them were born there. She says, "The children all have American passports and are American, too, but I also think that one of the...

Angelina Jolie Ready To Return To Work

October 14th, 2008 12:45pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie will return to work in February, just seven months after giving birth. The Tomb Raider star and partner Brad Pitt welcomed twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline in the south of France in July and spent the summer at a chateau there.

Jolie stepped out publicly for the first time since the birth at the New York premiere of new film The Changeling earlier this month - and is keen to get back to a film set.

She tells Britain's Hello magazine, "I'm planning to go back to work in February - there's a project I'm looking at now that will begin at the end of that month. I...

Angelina Jolie Makes Action Films For Her Kids

September 18th, 2008 8:22am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie makes action movies so her six kids will be able to watch them with pride when they're older. Jolie, who has starred in blockbusters like Lara Croft: Tombraider, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Wanted, insists the big-budget thrill rides are dedicated to her family.

She says, "I want to make them proud."

Jolie even insists on doing all her own stunts in the films - so her kids learn they can do anything.

She adds, "If there's a chance I will get killed, I will double-check my harness! I'm responsible these days because of my children. But, at the same time, I know that ...

Is 40 Box Office Poison for Women in Hollywood?

September 11th, 2008 9:34am EDT
Meg Ryan in The Women
Early last month Sony received word that Tom Cruise was dropping out of "Edwin A. Salt" due to similarities to Cruise's "Mission Impossible" franchise. Less than a week later, "Salt" had a new star, Angelina Jolie, and a greenlight. The script re-write began immediately in order to change the lead role to suit a female. The fastest turn around in Hollywood history had been pulled off thanks to a woman.

Power in Hollywood is defined by the ability to get a green light and bring in big bucks. And at the moment Angelina Jolie is powerful. She's also 33. Would things have been different i...

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