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Mere days after scientists assured her that "karma tectonics" was most certainly not responsible for the devastating May 12 earthquake that killed nearly 70,000 people in China, Sharon Stone revised her earlier geological lecture to include a direct apology to the Chinese people for suggesting as much in the first place. "Due to my inappropriate words and acts during the interview, I feel deeply sorry and sad about hurting Chinese people," Stone said in a statement released through Christian Dior, which is dropping the actress from its ads in China. "I am willing to take part in the relief work of China's earthquake, and wholly devote myself to helping affected Chinese people."

The comments came a day after China's official Xinhua News Agency named Stone the "public enemy of all mankind"; a government spokesman reacted to her apology with the "hope that as an actress she should contribute to our two peoples' mutual trust, understanding and friendship." And just like that, Basic Instinct 2 disappeared from every video store in Beijing. Apology accepted!

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