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Natalie Portman is Forbes’ most bankable star

PortmanForbes, always one for making lists, has ranked Natalie Portman (aka Padmé Amidala — please tell me you knew that) as the star worth the most bang for the buck. For every dollar she is paid in salary, the studio makes $42.70. Apparently, she had some rather surprising hits outside of Black Swan. (Who knew No Strings Attached made such a big profit?)

Twilight’s Kristen Stewart was #2.

Another Lucasfilm alum making the list was Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) at #3 with $35.80 returned for every dollar he’s paid. (Let’s hear it for him beating out Robert Pattison!)

More lists are surely soon to follow.

Indy not headed to Bermuda Triangle for fifth film

Slashfilm reports that Lucasfilm has killed the unsubstantiated speculation on the fifth Indiana Jones film focusing its story on the Bermuda Triangle, with Harrison Ford and Shia LeBeouf teaming up for the main action. (Frank Marshall has also weighed in.)

My best guess is that after Indy’s experience with oil in the Venetian catacombs in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, he now doesn’t want to go anywhere near that BP oil spill.

Dr. Horrible, The Dark Knight, and Heroes rack up People’s Choice Awards

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Online Sensation, in the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards, beating out other such online sensations as “Paris Hilton’s response to McCain ad”. In the other geeky categories, Heroes nabbed the spot for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show, Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman got favorite superhero, and Christian and Heath beat out Harrison and Shia for Favorite On Screen Match Up. The Dark Knight beat out Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Iron Man for both favorite movie and favorite action movie.

Latest from the world of Indiana Jones

News from starwars.com:

  • Indiana Jones Heritage trading cards to have autograph cards from 14 stars of the first three Indy films, including Karen Allen, John Rhys Davies, Ke Huy-Quan, Julian Glover. But the real autograph to get is from Vernon Dobtcheff, who played the Butler in the Castle Brunwald: “If you are Scottish lord, then I am Mickey Mouse!”
  • Gentle Giant is also getting some Indy action. First up is a statue of Indy on horseback from Last Crusade, and next is a mini-bust of Indy, the first in a series.

    And in other Indy news:

  • USA Today sets the stage for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull by mentioning a little about the roles for Jones, Blanchett, Winstone and LeBeouf and a little about crystal skulls. Not much actually new mentioned here, but it’s a tidy summary of what has been officially released about the plot of the movie.
  • Trespassing charges against Shia LeBeouf were dropped. Apparently Walgreen’s was scared of being attacked by Autobots and Indiana Jones if they pursued the case.

    The starwars.com tour of Volume Two of The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones moves on with:

  • Disc Seven: Espionage Escapades. Indy does some ballet while undercover in Spain, and has a surreal adventure in bureaucracy on a mission in Prague where he is assisted by Kafka. Companion documentaries focus on Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, ballet, and Kafka.
  • Disc Eight: Daredevils of the Desert . Indy joins up with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Daniel Craig to help the British take Beersheba from the Turks. Two historical documentaries focus on T.E. Lawrence and the making of the modern Middle East as a result of WWI.
  • Indiana Jones and the Random Bits of Indy News

    Some random bits of news from the world of the adventuring archaeologist, Indiana Jones and …

  • The Walgreens of Doom? Shia LaBeouf arrested in Chicago for refusing to leave a Walgreens at 2:30 am.
  • The Sidekick from Beowulf? Ray Winstone talks to MTV Movies Blog about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, saying “It’s one hell of a story.”
  • The Website of Social Networking? Indy’s on Myspace.. and he’s a 26-year old Gemini?!
  • The Unpleasant Review? The Minneapolis Star Tribune gives a short review of the Young Indy DVD set: “None of this tinkering makes the episodes any less boring than I remember.” Wait for the later volumes, when there’s a little more action…
  • The Crossover Cameo? LEGO Indiana Jones makes a cameo in the new LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga game.
  • The Big Stack of Reading? Some of the Indiana Jones literature that is in the works to get you ready for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, including an omnibus set of comics from Dark Horse!
  • The Raiders of the Set? Thief pleads guilty for trying to sell items stolen from the set of Indy IV.
  • Movie news: Potter, Trek, Narnia, rumors

    Jim Broadbent reveals that he’ll play Professor Slughorn in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. He’s everywhere! (He also talks about his Indiana Jones role at the link.) In other casting news, looks like Zoe Saldana will be playing Uhura in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek.

    In other news…

    Rumor mill