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Carbs Are The Secret To Angelina’s “Salt” Body

Forget what you thought you knew about carbs, because thanks to Angelina Jolie, they’re about to receive an infusion of popularity. For her latest film, “Salt,” the actress worked with trainer, Simon Crane, to get even more in shape, as if that were even possible. In between her five workouts a week, Angie carb-loaded her diet, ingesting five small meals a day which were a mix of 70 percent carbs and 30 percent protein! While most see carbs as the devil, they’re actually the solution to building muscle, and Angie’s physique is a clear indication of that. By combining strength training with fight exercises and avoiding cardio, Angelina built muscle and got leaner, but didn’t lose weight. Welcome back to the world of acceptance, carbs. Bring on the bread and cheese. [Marie Claire UK] Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “Salt,” “Ramona And Beezus,” “Life During Wartime,” “Countdown To Zero”

When you’re still in school, the summer seems to arch into this glorious never-ending sunset; while in adulthood, it’s more like a few months where it’s a bit hotter and maybe you drink slightly more often. This is why you have to take miniature vacations for yourself, despite the fact that you might not have enough money to actually go anywhere. Movies are my solution because it’s good to get out of my head sometimes and it’s a helluva lot safer than a lobotomy. This week, “Salt,” “Ramona and Beezus,” “Life During Wartime,” and “Countdown to Zero” are your mind vacation options. Don’t forget to pack snacks! Keep reading »

6 Awesome Roles Intended For Men, But Cast As Women

Angelina Jolie looks so femme fatale-tastic staring out from the poster for “Salt,” with her black wig and heavily lined eyes, that it’s hard to imagine that the title role in the movie was actually written for a guy. But, yes, it’s true—Evelyn Salt was originally scripted as Edwin Salt. And lame name aside, the role was intended for Tom Cruise. It was only when Cruise backed out that the movie’s makers rethought the part and decided to cast Angelina instead. A seriously good move. [NPR]

Interestingly, this is not the first time a woman has played a role originally envisioned as a man. After the jump, some of our favorite examples. Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie Wants Anna Chapman At The Moscow Premiere Of “Salt”

Angelina Jolie has one request for the Moscow premiere of her new film “Salt,” in which she plays a Russian spy. She wants real-life Russian alleged double agent Anna Chapman to be the guest of honor, which would only seem fitting considering the film is practically a mirror image of her real-life circumstances. The only problem? Nobody knows how to find Anna. She is thought to be undergoing top-secret interrogation with the Russian government in an undisclosed compound. The Russian promoters of the flick have vowed to do everything possible to try to honor Angie’s personal request and they claim to have sent Anna a personal invitation. If she’s any kind of spy, she’ll just show up unannounced and looking fabulous. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Quotable: Angelina Would Marry Brad If Their Kids Asked

“I think it would be hard to say no to the kids. But they’re not asking. They are very aware that nothing’s missing. … We wouldn’t have six children if we weren’t absolutely sure [we'd grow old together]. … We always have this thing, first thing in the morning, where we’re really, really tired, and we look at each other and we wonder, ‘Are we ever going to get sleep?’ And yet we still love the idea of having more children.”

Angelina Jolie talks about why she and Brad Pitt haven’t gotten married and whether they would if their children asked. Since “Salt” comes out in two weeks, we’ll no doubt be hearing a lot from the usually elusive Angie for the rest of July. Hopefully, she’ll explain that tattoo … [People] Keep reading »

The New York Health Department Wages War On Salt

Because the New York City Health Department hates friendship, they are waging a war against salt. They’ve already gone after trans-fats and fast food, so it was only natural that they took on the last factor that determines whether something tastes good. They’re encouraging restaurants and national companies to voluntarily lower their salt content, with the goal of lowering the country’s salt intake by 20 percent over the next five years. An average American consumes 3,400-3,500 milligrams of salt daily while they only need about 1,500. Doctor Sonia Angell from the NYC Department of Health says, “Salt is a huge problem in our diets. The majority of us consume too much salt, which increases blood pressure and puts us at risk for heart attack and stroke.” She insists that cutting the sodium won’t be a problem for the consumer. “If salt is reduced gradually, we won’t notice a difference in our palate,” she says. “Our palate will adjust and we’ll enjoy foods as much as we do now.” Bloody hell we will. My palate’s practically pickled with brine. When I tried to drink low sodium V8, I was majorly grossed out … same with low sodium Campbell’s soup. Not to be a hater, but I’d kind of rather drink/eat water if I’m going to be consuming something tasteless. I appreciate the New York Health Department’s concern, but come on. Does anyone want to join me in a protest? [CNN] Keep reading »

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