Marion Cotillard's Green Dreams, "Avatar" Returns to Theaters, and More


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Interview magazine brought former co-stars Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard together to talk about Cotillard's work with Greenpeace, her environmental choices, and her new film, Inception (which also starts eco-warrior Leonardo DiCaprio). Just back from a trip with Greenpeace to the Congo, where she hopes to make a documentary about deforestation in the region, Cotillard told Kidman that she credits her "desire to protect the Earth" to her upbringing in the French countryside -- and how she's glad to see environmentalism becoming more mainstream. "I'm very happy with what's happening now and how the awareness is spreading," she said. "Because 10 years ago my mind-set wasn't really normal for most people. I sounded like a crazy person talking about the environment. People saw me as a hippie who wanted to make my own cheese and live with animals in a house without electricity. It's a paradox to be an actress, living in the city, taking planes all the time, trying to find the right balance in this life, which is not so-eco-friendly, and still try to respect the environment." Read an excerpt from the piece at Interview's website or look for the full piece on newsstands.

Sandra Bullock, Lenny Kravitz, and John Goodman Want You to Be the One

Video via YouTube Update: Sandra Bullock has withdrawn support from this campaign because of its Big Oil ties.

Sandra Bullock, Dave Matthews, Lenny Kravitz, Blake Lively, Bryan Batt, John Goodman, and other celebrities speak out in a new video for Be The One, a campaign to restore the Gulf Coast in the wake of the oil spill. The campaign, started by Women of the Storm -- a New Orleans-based group formed after Hurricane Katrina -- calls for the government to develop a "plan, fully funded and implemented, for the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, its coastlines and its wetlands." You can add your name at RestoretheGulf.com. (Via E Online)

Dick Van Dyke Joins the WWF for Tiger Conservation

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As part of its tiger conservation efforts -- which included a PSA from Ethan Suplee and Leonardo DiCaprio's participation in the Save Tigers Now campaign -- the World Wildlife Fund this week named actor Dick Van Dyke a Year of the Tiger Ambassador. "Who would have thought that I might outlive one of the most majestic species to ever walk the planet," the 84-year-old actor said in a statement. "When I learned that tigers, which numbered close to 80,000 when I was born in the 1920s, were closing in on extinction, I was stunned." Van Dyke is the spokesperson for the WWF's new texting campaign, which allows supporters to donate $10 to tiger conservation by texting TIGERS to 20222.

Go Back to Pandora with Avatar's Second Release

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Just in case you missed Avatar the first time around, you'll have another chance to see it -- but only in Digital 3D or Imax 3D -- when it returns to theaters on August 27. The film, which, according to IMDB, grossed more than $2 billion worldwide in its first trip to theaters, will include an extra eight minutes of film for moviegoers who wish they could have spent even more time with the Na'vi people. Director James Cameron said in a statement that the added scenes include "new creatures and actions scenes," according to the Los Angeles Times, and added, "Audiences repeatedly told me they wanted more of Pandora and wished they could have stayed there longer, so we're making that possible." (Via LA TImes)

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