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Matt Damon's New Roll As Zoo Keeper

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Matt Damon's New Roll As Zoo Keeper

Here's a reeel close look at Matt Damon as Benjamin Mee!

Matt is the star of Cameron Crowe's new film, We Bought A Zoo, based on a memoir by Benjamin Mee, this movie follows a journalist who decided to move his family to an abandoned zoo, Rosemoor Wildlife Park, after his wife dies from brain cancer.

He lives his days dealing with escaped tigers, raising endangered animals, working with an eclectic skeleton crew and readying the zoo for a reopening.

Matt told USA Today bout his character's motivation for moving his family to the zoo,

"It's kind of an act of desperation for Benjamin. He does it impulsively, but at the same time, his late wife would have celebrated this kind of adventure. It's really a love story about a guy who is still in love with his wife."

Scarlett Johansson plays Kelly Foster, who grew up with the zoo and stayed on as a caretaker.

Is that romance we smell? Oh, no it's just tiger poop.

[image via We Bought a Zoo]

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Cameron Crowe Gushes Over His Monkey Actress

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Our most favez monkey actress, Crystal, is back!

It's only been a few months since the capuchin monkey America's hosttest new actress dazzled movie goers (and illegal downloaders) in The Hangover Part II.

Coming this December, Crystal will be co-staring in Almost Famous director Cameron Crowe​'s We Bought a Zoo! (His first feature film since 2005).

Crowe said of the monkey's performance:

"We feel this is Crystal’s breakthrough performance. It is her Carnal Knowledge. The role brings out colors we have yet to see. It is more mature than her Todd Phillips work. She is not just the hottest actress around, but also the most compelling"

We sure hope he's telling the truth!

The writer/director is relying on performances of Crystal and her co-stars Matt Damon​ and Scarlett Johansson​ to recover the critical reputation he damaged with Elizabethtown.

[Image via WENN.]

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Leo Asks Senators to "Save The Sharks!"

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Save the what?

Leonardo DiCaprio, along with fellow advocates Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox, and Ke$ha, among others, have teamed up with WildAid, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Humane Society of the United States to bring attention to dwindling shark populations worldwide.

The celebs slew of others have written a letter to the California State Senate supporting Assembly Bill 376, which would ban the sale of shark fins in California.

The letter said:

"The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has concluded that a third of shark species are now threatened with extinction of some kind. And recent estimates state that up to 73 million sharks are killed each year for use in shark fin soup and other products. Traditionally shark fin was affordable only to the elite, and consequently the issue of decimation of species was not a concern. But with the explosion of the world’s
population, and an increasing number of wealthy consumers, this can no longer be considered true, as has been evidenced by the decimation of shark populations worldwide. Despite fisheries attempts at regulation, the
inhumane practice of finning continues unabated too, as does the illegal capture of sharks from marine reserves and sovereign waters.

We urge you to support AB 376 and join us in protecting sharks from extinction."

[Image via WENN.]

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Ellen Meets A Very Famous Monkey!

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In usual Ellen fashion, she headed to the set of a very real movie starring the like of Matt Damon, Elle Fanning, and Scarlett Johansson.

But while there, she was only concerned with hanging out with the true star of the show: a monkey named a monkey named Crystal!

She's been in Night At The Museum, The Hangover Part II, Indiana Jones, Dr. Dolittle… so many!

And she is just ADORBS! Look at how she holds that pencil and is constantly smiling!

Regardless of the hat-slapping, we'd love to have her come in and have an interview with us!!

Ellen, you're wonderful! We love your segments!

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Matt Damon Films With Grizzly Co-Star

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Matt and his co-star

um, there's a giant bear on your car.

Tuesday, Matt Damon was spotted shooting a scene with the biggest star he's ever worked with!

We're not sure how much acting Matt had to do in this scene for his upcoming film, We Bought a Zoo. The Oscar winner was looking a little pale before the cameras even started rolling.

Scarlett Johansson stars with Matt in the flick set in Southern California, about a father that moves his young family to the countryside to renovate and re-open a struggling zoo.

See more of Matt and the bear on set below!

[Image via Ramey Pix.]

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