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H2O Foundation, Karl Urban, Cannes update

  • Proceeds from a new t-shirt by Panda Snack will support the H20 Foundation - details here and below, from the site.

    One line that is making a huge buzz in Hollywood is Panda Snack, a luxury bamboo knit collection. Celeb fans include Cedric The Entertainer and Sophia Bush. This line recently launched the "I CARE" tee designed to bring attention to Africa’s clean water crises and all sales profits will go to the Matt Damon's 'H20 Africa' program.

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  • Karl Urban says he will not be in Bourne Ultimatum.

    Coming Soon: I know that Paul Greengrass is making another "Bourne" movie, and there's some question about your character surviving the last movie. Has he contacted you about making an appearance in the upcoming movie?

    Urban: No, no. There is actually some dispute whether my character survived that car crash or not. I don't know the answer to it, but no, I'm not involved in "The Bourne Ultimatum," which I think they're just about finished shooting at the moment. I'm certainly really looking forward to seeing the third installment of that one.

  • An update on Ocean's Thirteen at Cannes and associated charitable activities from Roger Friedman at Fox News:

    George Clooney is putting his resources to work at the Cannes Film Festival next month. He's lining up a screening of his movie, "Ocean's Thirteen," to raise money for the besieged Darfur region of Sudan. The film's producer, Jerry Weintraub, is helping put this together.

    The fundraiser, sources say, is set for Tuesday, May 22, two days before the Steven Soderbergh thriller has its official Cannes premiere at the Palais on the Croisette. That means "O13" will get two big parties. It must be a blockbuster.

    This also means good things for the people of Darfur and the people of Cannes. For the latter, it's expected then that the all-star cast of "Ocean's Thirteen" -- including Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Brad Pitt, Ellen Barkin, etc. -- will be in town for most of the week, including Wednesday night's AmFAR dinner.

    For the people of Darfur, it means worldwide media exposure for a horrific situation. Clooney has worked undaunted for Darfur for some time. Most recently, he flew over the Christmas holiday to China and to Egypt, looking to find allies in his quest to assist the Sudanese people. He's also appeared in front of the United Nations pleading a case that shouldn't be so hard to accept.

    Clooney, by the way, has set up a new charitable foundation to disburse all the money he collects for Darfur. He's joined by his "Ocean's Thirteen" producer Jerry Weintraub, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. It's called Not On Our Watch, and Weintraub tells me it's already registered and ready to go.
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