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Inside the Cannes temple of film-making, moguls meet movie stars and buyers and sellers wrangle over what we will be watching on the big screen a few months from now. But almost as compelling is the scene outside the Palais des Festivals. During the day, movie wannabes draw attention to their career…
Angelina Jolie: “Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of.”
BRCA1 is a harmful mutation which produces a hereditary breast-ovarian cancer syndrome in affected families. A woman’s risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer is greatly increased if she inherits a BRCA1 mutation.
In the exclusive which is titled, “My Medical Choice,” Jolie candidly shares her story:
“MY MOTHER foughtfor almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was, the actress said.”
Jolie’s mother, actress and producer Marcheline Bertrand, died of breast cancer in 2007.
“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.”
The mega star said she finished three months of medical procedures on April 27 which included the mastectomies and reconstruction.
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and the second leading cause of death in women. Each year it is estimated that over 220,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 will die.
“Today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action. For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices. I acknowledge that there are many wonderful holistic doctors working on alternatives to surgery. My own regimen will be posted in due course on the Web site of the Pink Lotus Breast Center. I hope that this will be helpful to other women,” she added.
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By Manda Faulkner
Unconfirmed reports say the couple were married in the Caribbean — specifically — Turks and Caicos Island at designer Donna Karan’s Parrot Cay estates, the Telegraph suggests. The lucky few that attended included Brad’s parents Jane and William Pitt, and his brother Doug and sister Julie.
Despite all the hum bug — GossipCop reports that there are “no real indications” that Jolie and Pitt married on Christmas. Notably, their reps have not responded despite multiply requests by EOTM! Online and other media outlets.
The New York post has also chimed in reporting, the couple and their children did in fact celebrate the Christmas festivities at Karan’s estate — however, that was the extinct of it.
“They are at Donna’s house, without Donna, and have been loving the island because it is so secluded,” a source told the Post. “Angelina’s taken the kids to Karan’s yoga spa. They’ve been running around the island with no care in the world, and relaxing.”
The pair announced their engagement in April, and have remained silent about a wedding date.
Pitt has been married once before, to Jennifer Aniston. And Jolie has been married twice before, to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
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Brad Pitt and John Legend Support Obama on His Pot Stance (via NewsLook)
Brad Pitt and John Legend are executive producers for the documentary ‘The House I Live In’, which takes a critical look at America’s war on drugs. The two want President Obama to legalize pot sales and pot use.
The Walt Disney Studios confirmed Wednesday that Vivienne Jolie-Pitt , Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s daughter, will play the child version of Princess Aurora opposite her mother in “Maleficent.” The four-year-old will have a small role in the project which is a re-telling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of her horned, evil nemesis.
Production on the film began in London in June. “Maleficent,” which also stars Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson and Lesley Manville, is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2014.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in March, Jolie said she was particularly excited for her daughters (Zahara, Shiloh, and Viv) to see Maleficent.
“It’s not anti-princess, but it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman [in a different way],” said Jolie, 37. “I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is.”
“Ange thought it would be a fun experience for her and Viv to share, and Viv is a natural,” a source told the U.K.’s Sun. “The other kids are now nagging Ange and Brad to land them roles.”
It’s official Jennifer Aniston is finally engaged!
A spokeswoman for Actor, Director, Screenwriter Justin Theroux confirmed that YES: ‘he had an amazing birthday on Friday, receiving an extraordinary gift when his girlfriend, Jennifer Aniston, accepting his proposal of marriage.’The couple – who both starred in Wanderlust – were first spotted together in May 2011.
During an interview on Good Morning America the next month, when asked about her personal life, Aniston couldn’t hide her emotions.
“Yes, I’m very happy. I’m extremely lucky, and I’m extremely happy,” she said.
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The birth of Shiloh made headlines in 2006. Shortly after Jolie and Pitt sold the first pictures of baby Shiloh for a whopping $4.1 million to People magazine.
The tike already has her own style which mom Angelina Jolie describes as “tom boy”
In 2010, Jolie opened up about Shiloh’s style:
“I think she (Shiloh) is fascinating, the choices she is making,” said Jolie. “And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting… Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth. Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go.”
Brad Pitt scotches rumours of August wedding to Jolie (via AFP)
Brad Pitt on Tuesday scotched rumours that his wedding to the other half of Hollywood’s hottest couple, Angelina Jolie, would take place in August. Pitt also said his partner would not join him on the red carpet in Cannes later Tuesday for the premiere of the blood-drenched drama “Killing Them Softly…
Brad Pitt’s hitman kills American dream in Cannes (via AFP)
Brad Pitt returned to Cannes on Tuesday as a humane hitman in “Killing Them Softly,” an anti-capitalist gangster movie that delivers a damning indictment of the state of the American nation. The violent tale, which director Andrew Dominik insists is a comedy, has the star working for a mob syndicate…
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are engaged! “Yes, it’s confirmed,” Pitt’s manager Cynthia Pett-Dante said Friday in a statement. “It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.”
The news of their engagement spread like wildfire on Friday after jeweler Robert Procop revealed that the sparkler Jolie was photographed wearing Wednesday at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was an engagement ring he’d designed over the course of a year in collaboration with Pitt.
“I’m very happy for them,” Jon Voight, Jolie’s father, told Us Weekly on Friday after the news broke.
The celeb power couple have six children: Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Viv, 3. Jolie said in the past that they would wed if the kids asked, and Pitt told CBS News in January: “We’re getting a lot of pressure from the kids.
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“Yeah, it means something to them, and they’re, you know, they have questions when their friends’ parents are married and, why is that?”
After popping out to win friends and influence people last night, Angelina Jolie‘s right leg was back under cover today.
Wearing skinny black pants that covered her from hip to ankle (as pants tend to do), the gamtastic actress went shopping in Beverly Hills Monday with 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne and their grandma, Jane.
You know, Brad Pitt‘s mother.
Perhaps no one will ever know what Jolie’s modus operandi was when she so cockily popped her right knee through the slit of her black velvet Versace gown before presenting Best Adapted Screenplay to the stunned Descendants scribes.
Was she feeling woozy and needed an extra bit of stability? Was she making fun of Madonna (it just seemed like the sort of preening we come to expect from Madge)? Did she lose a bet?
Either way, Jolie’s leg now has its own Twitter account, and countless photo parodies—who knew her leg was at the Last Supper!—have shown up online.
If she and grandma Jane were out shopping for skirts today, we suggest she get in touch with the guys who insured Jennifer Lopez‘s posterior for $1 million, stat.
Jolie and several Serb members of the cast have received online threats after the film premiered before 5,000 people in Sarajevo—
Angelina Jolie directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, was intended to remind the world of the horrors of the Bosnian war which began 20 years ago, and trigger a debate among Bosnians over what happened and why. But it has succeeded most in exposing the depth of the rifts in a country that many fear is moving away from reconciliation and drifting once more towards dangerous instability.
Since the film opened, with a peace award at the Berlin film festival on Monday and a premiere before 5,000 people in Sarajevo on Tuesday night, Jolie and several Serbian members of the cast have received threats.
“There were things sent to me, there were things posted online,” Jolie told the Guardian in an interview in Sarajevo. “The cast … have never complained to me about these threats but I’ve heard through other people it was happening … one of them did have their windows smashed in on their cars and someone else had an issue when their phone was hacked and emails were sent out saying they were from them and saying they had been hurt.”
“It was a scary thought that someone was thinking along those lines,” Jolie said, adding that she had given the multiethnic cast the option to leave the region, where In the Land of Blood and Honey is being shown for the first time this week, but that none of them took up the offer.
Jolie has abandoned a plan to attend a premiere of the film in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, but denied it was a direct result of the threats.
“The physical threats are not what most bothered me because I have been to so many different countries where there are different kinds of threats, being in Afghanistan and other places as an outspoken American woman,” she said.
“It was more that … with a film like this, you don’t want it to be used as a tool … especially in an election year, where people are deciding to label it without having seen it, and try to incite aggression and violence.”
The film depicts the pre-war romance between a Muslim artist, Ajla, and a Serbian police officer, Danijel, which becomes progressively more twisted and degraded by the conflict.
The lead male role is played by Goran Kostic, who, like Danijel, is a Bosnian Serb from Sarajevo and the son of a senior Serbian officer.
“Some people would give me grief if they knew how to get to me,” said Kostic, who spent the war in London and now lives in France. He said his father and other relatives had fought in the war but had not committed crimes.
“They see it as they were fighting a just war,” the actor said. “My father is a professional soldier and is unhappy about what was done in the war. He believed he was doing something for the Serb nation but it was hijacked.”
Kostic said his family supported him in the face of allegations of treachery from other Serbs, but conceded that his father had yet to see the film himself. Asked how the retired colonel was likely to respond, Kostic replied: “I don’t know. We will have to talk.”
In the Land of Blood and Honey is a stark, brutal and often shocking portrayal of the war. It shows summary executions and the systematic rape of Muslim and Croat women by Serbian officers at one of the many camps set up around the country. After being separated by the outbreak of war, Ajla is brought to a camp where Danijel is the commanding officer.
As many as 50,000 Bosnian women, mainly Muslim, are thought to have been raped in the course of the war. The Hague tribunal on Balkan war crimes declared it a “crime against humanity”.
An estimated 100,000 people were killed in the war, including 8,000 Muslim men and boys murdered at Srebrenica in 1995, which the Hague tribunal has declared an act of genocide.
The current Bosnian Serb leadership rejects the findings of the tribunal and other international investigations, and Jolie’s film is not being shown in the Republika Srpska, the Serbian entity which makes up more than half of Bosnia.
Vladimir Ljevar, who runs a multiplex cinema in the main Serbian city of Banja Luka and controls much of the cinema distribution in the Republika Srpska, told the Guardian: “I have seen the film at a screening for distributors in Belgrade. The impression I had of the movie is definitely lousy.”
Ljevar added: “I wish I had a multiplex cinema in Sarajevo so I can also make a profit on it. Here I cannot. There are simply some films that are acceptable for Sarajevo, but not for Banja Luka.”
In the small snowbound town of Pale, the Serbs’ wartime capital about 12 miles from Sarajevo, a group of law students all said they had no intention of going to see the film.
Zeljko Stankovic, who was just two when the war started, said: “It would be an uncomfortable feeling. How would an American feel about watching a film with Americans portrayed doing things like that?”
Back in Sarajevo, where the film was greeted by a standing ovation in a former Winter Olympic stadium, Jolie argued against the suggestion that the film had failed because of its rejection by most Serbs, pointing out that some people in Republika Srpska were trying to get hold of the video independently.
“If anything, it has proven what is happening in the country. It has reminded people of the complications of the region, of the way people view each other. And also many people have risen up like these people who are doing private screenings in their homes,” she said.
“Many people have written to me. People are speaking up and not allowing someone to tell them how they should feel about the film, about each other, about history, and I think this is the extraordinary thing.”
(AP)—George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and other red-carpet veterans joined some Hollywood newcomers in the Southern California desert this weekend to kick off the two-month-long movie award season at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
“When you’re of age: drink,” Clooney noted to the newbies at Saturday night’s gala awards ceremony. “That’s good advice to pretty much anybody.”
Among those relative newcomers were Clooney’s co-stars from the drama “The Descendants.” “It is the first time we have dressed up all season,” said actor Matthew Lillard. “We have a couple months to put on nice dresses and suits.”
“Don’t forget the shoes,” injected actress Judy Greer. “Oh man, am I going to need a massage when the next two months are over.”
Clooney, star of both “Descendants” and the drama “The Ides of March,” was given the festival’s “Chairman’s Award” for acting, directing, producing and writing. “They gave me a gavel on the way in,” he joked. “And I’m feeling like I might actually get protested now.”
Among other honorees: actresses Michelle Williams (“My Week with Marilyn), Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer (“The Help”) and Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”).
Pitt was handed the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his performances in “Moneyball” and “The Tree of Life.” Gary Oldman (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”) was dubbed International Star of the Year – the significance of which seemed to baffle its recipient.
“I am on an international stage, rather than a local one,” Oldman noted. “I guess that is what that means?
Or perhaps he simply no longer needs a passport.
“Who designed the award?” Oldman asked. “Maybe I have just that and it gets me through customs.”
As excited as Jolie was to support partner Pitt — the latter walking with a cane, following a skiing injury — home in LA was where their hearts were. “We are rushing back to the kids tonight,” Jolie explained. “We have a birthday party in the morning with our daughter.”
“I found that the last time I was (at the Golden Globes), it was a very fun day,” said actor and director Kenneth Branagh, a Globe nominee for his performance in “My Week With Marilyn.”
“The fact that it is a smallish room by comparison with some of the bigger awards rooms means that it has an intimacy and a kind of slightly raucous quality that is very, very carefully adhered to,” Branagh explained. “I was very intoxicated.”
Angelina Jolie has revealed she is lucky she didn’t die young after going through “heavy darker times.” She also confesses that her “bad girl” side now “belongs to Brad.”
In an upcoming interview with “60 Minutes,” Jolie says that the wild child part of her persona — the one that wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood when they were married and who shared a strangely intimate kiss with her brother at the 2000 Academy Awards — isn’t completely gone.
“I’m still a bad girl,” Jolie defends. “I still have that side of me. It’s just in its place now. It belongs to Brad.”
Jolie’s words conjured up images of heated bedroom play, but she quickly clarified, “To our adventures.”
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Jolie may be a mother of six and a film director now (her movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey” opens Dec. 23), but the actress still feels deeply connected to her troubled past.
“I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them. I didn’t die young,” Jolie says. “So I am very lucky. There are other artists and people that didn’t survive certain things.”
When prodded by interviewer Bob Simon on what she meant, Jolie says, “I was hoping you missed that. Nothing I want to go into a lot detail about, but I think people can imagine that I did the most dangerous, and I did the worse and admit for many reasons, I shouldn’t be here. You just think there were too many times where you came too close to too many dangerous things, too many chances taken too, too far.”
Jolie has confessed to experimenting with drugs when she was in her teens and early 20s. She has also talked about suffering bouts of depression, during which she would contemplate suicide and cut herself with knives. She told CNN earlier this year, “It was somehow therapeutic to me.”
Last year, a man claiming to be Jolie’s dealer in the late ’90s talked to Life & Style about the star’s alleged drug habits. Franklin Meyer claimed that he met Jolie in 1997 — three years before she won her Academy Award for “Girl, Interrupted” — at New York’s Chelsea Hotel and that she become a regular customer, buying cocaine and heroine twice a week. He alleged Jolie regularly snorted the illegal drugs in front of him. Jolie never responded to his charges.
Jolie’s interview on “60 Minutes” airs Sunday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. on CBS.
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