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On Tuesday, a major 7.0 richter scale earthquake hit Haiti’s small city of Port-au-Prince. Now, just two days later, many celebrities in the entertainment industry are reaching out their hands and their wallets to help in the ongoing relief efforts.

Some of the big names lending their time to the earthquake’s victims are Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Anjelina Jolie, and Wyclef Jean,  just to name a few.  Pitt and Jolie contributed $1 million towards the funding for emergency medical operations in the areas most desecrated.

Others, like Oprah Winfrey and Shakira, have asked fans to start donating their money to organizations like the American Red Cross to help with earthquake relief.

According to an article in the Associated Press, ‘Viacom Inc. announced Wednesday that it was setting up a $500,000 matching gift program, with donations going to the Red Cross. The Walt Disney Co. also announced it was contributing $100,000 to the Red Cross.’

Chris Martin of Coldplay asked people to donate to a charity called Oxfam, which deals with helping countries fight poverty and injustice. Since the announcement of the earthquake, the group of 14 different organizations has been focused on helping the people of Port-au-Prince.

You can help by donating to any of the above mentioned charities. Simply click on the link to view a website.

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Every time I see a commercial for Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie, Inglourious Basterds, they make a point of showing the same thing: Brad Pitt and ‘killin’ nazis.’ Well, if that doesn’t spark interest, then I don’t know what does.

Brad Pitt addresses his troops in Inglourious Basterds. Photo from sanfranciscosentinel.com.

Brad Pitt addresses his troops in Inglourious Basterds. Photo from sanfranciscosentinel.com.

The movie will open in theaters this week (August 21 to be exact) and I have a feeling that audiences won’t be let down. The cast of this movie, let alone the director, will draw in large crowds for sure.

Brad Pitt. He’s manly, dirty, and wants to kill nazis. It seems to be his whole reason for living — judging from the trailers I’ve watched.  Nonetheless, whatever this actor does always turns out big. He has the incredible talent to pull this off with ease, as he does in many of his other serious roles. At first, I was a little unsure of how he might fit into this movie, but after seeing a little bit more of the previews, my mind has changed.

Mike Myers. Okay, he’s not really suited for such a serious role, is he? He plays a British general. We’ll just have to wait and see how that one turns out.

And of course, anything directed by Quentin Tarantino really gets people to the movie theaters. He’s got such a way of looking at his movies through a camera that many directors lack. He may act like an inglourious basterd sometimes, but the man has talent.

Watch a behind the scenes video “How to Become a Basterd” and meet the cast.

That should hold you over until Friday.

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