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Ga Ga: Yara Shahidi Stars with Eddie Murphy in Imagine That & Angelina Jolie in Salt

yarashahidi-adorable There's a new scene-stealer in town: kid actor Yara Shahidi, who isn't only taking over where little Dakota Fanning left off, but is a bankable star in the latest Eddie Murphy flick, Imagine That. The cute kid from Minneapolis beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Olivia, an imaginative kid with real life stock tips, which her dad (Eddie Murphy) finds useful! But Eddie isn't the only A-Lister Yara's sharing screen time with: she's starring (with her little brother Sayeed) in Unthinkable as Samuel L. Jackson's tots and with Angelina Jolie in the thriller Salt. Of Jolie, whom she recently shot a scene with, Yara said, “[She] was really nice, not intimidating. It was like saying hello to a friend.” eddiemurphy-imaginethat-yarashahidi.jpg
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UPDATE: Father of Slumdog Millionaire Star Rubina Ali Denies Trying to Sell Child Star

rubina-ali-rafiq-qureshi-ap-photo The father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali (who played a young Latika in the Oscar-winning film) reportedly tried selling his 9-year-old daughter for roughly $300,000, but he's denying such reports to People.com. Rafiq Quresh says the report is a "lie made up by foreign journalists playing games with me." According to News of the World, Rubina's pop offered the shocking deal to an undercover fake sheik this week, explaining, "I have to consider what's best for me, my family and Rubina's future." Blaming the filmmakers, he reportedly said, "We've got nothing out of this film," while Rubina's uncle told the newspaper, "The child is special now. This is NOT an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child!"
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Ga Ga: Yara Shahidi Stars with Eddie Murphy in Imagine That & Angelina Jolie in Salt

yarashahidi-adorable There's a new scene-stealer in town: kid actor Yara Shahidi, who isn't only taking over where little Dakota Fanning left off, but is a bankable star in the latest Eddie Murphy flick, Imagine That. The cute kid from Minneapolis beat out 3,000 girls for the role of Olivia, an imaginative kid with real life stock tips, which her dad (Eddie Murphy) finds useful! But Eddie isn't the only A-Lister Yara's sharing screen time with: she's starring (with her little brother Sayeed) in Unthinkable as Samuel L. Jackson's tots and with Angelina Jolie in the thriller Salt. Of Jolie, whom she recently shot a scene with, Yara said, “[She] was really nice, not intimidating. It was like saying hello to a friend.” eddiemurphy-imaginethat-yarashahidi.jpg
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UPDATE: Father of Slumdog Millionaire Star Rubina Ali Denies Trying to Sell Child Star

rubina-ali-rafiq-qureshi-ap-photo The father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Rubina Ali (who played a young Latika in the Oscar-winning film) reportedly tried selling his 9-year-old daughter for roughly $300,000, but he's denying such reports to People.com. Rafiq Quresh says the report is a "lie made up by foreign journalists playing games with me." According to News of the World, Rubina's pop offered the shocking deal to an undercover fake sheik this week, explaining, "I have to consider what's best for me, my family and Rubina's future." Blaming the filmmakers, he reportedly said, "We've got nothing out of this film," while Rubina's uncle told the newspaper, "The child is special now. This is NOT an ordinary child. This is an Oscar child!"
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