When Sharon Stone wasn't joking about Sean Combs's crack budget last week at the Cannes Film Festival's high-powered amFar benefit, she took a few minutes on the red carpet to play amateur seismologist for the international press. That went about as well as you'd expect when, only seconds into discussing the humanitarian crisis facing China after the May 12 earthquake that killed more than 67,000 people, Stone attributed the tragedy to... karma?

The actress's radical theory posits that mistreatment of Tibet and her "good friend" the Dalai Lama might have upset the Earth's crust just enough to topple schools, threaten nearly a million people with flooding and yield two recent aftershocks wiping out another 420,000 homes. Who knew? Stone acknowledges her "big lesson" in the end, however, promising to put her "head down and be of service even to people who aren't nice to you." OK — but just this once, Sharon. And be careful! Word on the street is that those tent-city refugees are looking for payback, and how.