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Kate Winslet proves even Hollywood superstars count pennies

The Titanic star was spotted with her children Mia and Joe taking the big bag of coins to a New York bank to change into notes.

Kate Winslet has shown that even Oscar-winning stars count their pennies as she was spotted cashing in $75 in loose change.

The Titanic star was spotted with her children Mia and Joe taking the big bag of coins to a New York bank to change into notes.

Winslet, who recently split from husband Sam Mendes, then got flustered when the bank told her she could not convert the coins because she did not have an account there — leading a Good Samaritan behind her to help.

After converting the coins, Winslet removed her sunglasses — and only then did her helper realize who she was.

“Oh my — are you Kate Winslet?!” he stammered, to the amusement of onlookers at the Chase bank.

Winslet laughed and nodded, and later was overheard telling the chivalrous Samaritan that her kids were about to spend the day with the baby-sitter while she headed to work shooting her new miniseries Mildred Pierce.

Source: CelebEdge

Kate Winslet tipped to play Natascha Kampusch

Kate Winslet could be bringing the story of Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch to the big screen, according to reports.

It is rumoured that the Oscar-winning actress is in talks to play Natascha, who was abducted by Wolfgang Priklopil while walking home from school, and then held captive in his cellar for eight years.

She escaped in 2006, and Priklopil swiftly committed suicide by throwing himself under a train.

The flick already has a director – Bernd Eichinger – while Christoph Waltz is rumoured to be in line to play Priklopil. Winslet is being tipped as the hot favourite for the lead, despite being 12 years older that 22-years-old Natascha.

Speaking to thee Austrian Times, Kampusch revealed that she was supporting the project, explaining: ‘Many kind letters convinced me to pursue plans to turn my story into a film.’

Source: Marie Claire

Kate Winslet beaned during basketball

Kate Winslet hit her head and was badly bruised while playing basketball with her kids Sunday night. Filming of Winslet’s new HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce was suspended on yesterday so she could recover. A source said, “She fell after being hit by a basketball and suffered bruising that couldn’t be covered with make-up, so the entire production was halted Monday.” A rep for Winslet confirmed the mishap and said, “She is fine.”

Poor Kate! Let’s hope for her speedy recovery!

Soderbergh’s “Contagion” contaminates 2011 in 3D!

Warner Bros. Pictures has announced a slew of movies they will be readying for release in 2011, setting tentative release dates between April and December of next year.

The biggest announcement among them is that Steven Soderbergh will be releasing his virus thriller Contagion, starring Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Marion Cotillard in 3D on October 21, 2011. Having spoken with Soderbergh about 3D this time last year, he told ComingSoon.net how he had been suitably impressed when he was given an early sneak peek at James Cameron’s Avatar, so it isn’t too big a surprise that he has decided to give it a go with his next big movie.

Source: ComingSoon.net

Penélope Cruz to replace Kate Winslet in beauty ads

Star of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sequel, Penélope Cruz is the new face of Lancôme’s Trésor campaign.

The ads, which in the past starred Isabella Rossellini and Kate Winslet, were this time shot by Mario Testino at the Hotel Crillon in Paris and will start appearing later this year.

Winslet will still feature in the L’Absolu lipstick campaign, while the brand’s latest blockbuster addition, Julia Roberts, has started modeling other Lancôme cosmetics including mascara in what is the first beauty campaign of her career.

Source: The Independent

Kate Winslet narrates anti foie gras video

Kate Winslet has lent her voice to narrate a new video on the cruelty of foie gras.

“Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops, but no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it,” Winslet says in a video for PETA.

“Please join us in helping ducks and geese by pledging never to eat foie gras.”

Foie gras is a delicacy produced by force feeding geese to a point where their livers swell tremendously, up to ten times their normal size.

As a result, the animals become sick and unable to move naturally.

The birds’ throats often bleed from the tubes placed in them for feeding and according to The Daily Latest News, the bodies of the birds who have died show heavy internal bleeding, fungal and bacterial infections and hepatic encephalopathy – a brain ailment caused by liver failure.

Winslet joins several other British celebrities who’ve spoken against the industry, including Sir Roger Moore.

Source: Vegetarian Star

Winslet’s feathered friends

Vogue cover girl and Oscar winner Kate Winslet is lending her support to a campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) – appealing to some of Britain’s top chefs to banish foie gras from their menus.

“Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops. But no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it,” Winslet tells today’s Daily Telegraph.

The actress has narrated a video featuring footage Peta claims was filmed undercover on a foie gras farm – in which geese and ducks are shown to be in cramped and apparently filthy conditions.

Urging consumers to boycott foie gras in restaurants, Winslet described the production of it as being a “terrifying and painful” experience for the ducks and geese.

Source: Vogue UK