Angelina Jolie and George Clooney have denied reports they're teaming up on the big screen to play Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. The pair was rumored to be starring in a movie adaption of Andrew O'Hagan's novel "The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe".
Clooney was linked to the role of Sinatra, with Jolie said to have signed on to play the blonde bombshell in the tale of their friendship, as seen through the eyes of her dog, Maf. But Jolie is adamant she's not a part of the project - and hadn't even heard the rumors before she arrived in the U.K. for the premiere of her latest movie, "Salt", on Monday, August 16.
She says, "I've just heard that for the first time. No (it's not true)... if I only just heard it!" And Clooney is not involved with the picture either - his representative tells GossipCop the reports are "totally fabricated".
In another news, Angelina Jolie has urged members of the public to donate to the flood relief effort in Pakistan as the death toll reaches more than 2,000. Officials at the World Bank announced plans to loan $900 millon to the country earlier this week after the nation was struck by its worst floods in 80 years.
Aid has been slow to reach Pakistan and fears are growing that the spread of water-borne diseases will claim yet more lives. Jolie, who is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations (U.N.), and her partner Brad Pitt are preparing to hand over a chunk of their fortune to help those affected by the floods - and she's hoping fans will follow her lead.
She says, "I think as people completely understand the scale of it they will do more. I know that we've been talking to different people about where to put our money - who to give it to and when. I think maybe people are ready to give money... hopefully they're just waiting to understand what's the best thing to do."