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Angelina Jolie is “speechless” over conditions in Iraq

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Angelina Jolie does a lot of international aid work as part of her position as U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees, and recently she went over to Iraq to survey the conditions in the refugee camps there. What she saw left her “speechless” and she shared her thoughts on the trip in a new op-ed for The New York Times.

I have visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing like the suffering I’m witnessing now.

I came to visit the camps and informal settlements where displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees are desperately seeking shelter from the fighting that has convulsed their region.

In almost four years of war, nearly half of Syria’s population of 23 million people has been uprooted. Within Iraq itself, more than two million people have fled conflict and the terror unleashed by extremist groups. These refugees and displaced people have witnessed unspeakable brutality. Their children are out of school, they are struggling to survive, and they are surrounded on all sides by violence.

For many years I have visited camps, and every time, I sit in a tent and hear stories. I try my best to give support. To say something that will show solidarity and give some kind of thoughtful guidance. On this trip I was speechless.

What do you say to a mother with tears streaming down her face who says her daughter is in the hands of the Islamic State, or ISIS, and that she wishes she were there, too? Even if she had to be raped and tortured, she says, it would be better than not being with her daughter.

It goes on from there, and the whole thing is really worth a read. I think sometimes it’s easy to forget about the very real effects of war not just on our own soldiers, but on regular citizens around the world who have not just lost their entire families but their homes and even their cities and everything they’ve known. It’s really heartbreaking, but I think it’s wonderful that Angelina isn’t just turning a blind eye to the difficult stuff and actually gets out there.

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Jennifer Aniston is sick of talking about Angelina Jolie

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When Jennifer Aniston isn’t being harangued about when she’s going to just have some babies already, she’s reminded that she should totally hate Angelina Jolie for tearing apart her marriage to Brad Pitt. The thing is, Jennifer has – like any normal person would – moved on with her life and has no negative feelings towards Angelina whatsoever, so everyone else needs to follow suit. In fact, she has nothing but nice things to say about Angie and her new movie, Unbroken.

From Entertainment Tonight:

“I think that’s slowly coming to an end. I really do,” she said about talk of their reported rivalry. “I mean, that movie is so beautiful and wonderful and she did such a gorgeous job. I think that it’s time people stop with that petty B.S. and just start celebrating great work and stop with the petty kind of silliness.”

“It’s just tiresome and old,” she added. “It’s like an old leather shoe. Let’s buy a new pair of shiny shoes.”

Well, who doesn’t like shiny new shoes?

Seriously, I can’t even believe she’s still being asked about something that’s a decade old. I mean, I’m sure Jennifer Aniston would rather talk about “The Rachel” haircut more than she wants to talk about Brangelina. Get on with it, people.

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Angelina Jolie Has Chicken Pox, Makes YouTube Video About It


Dearest Angelina Jolie has come down with a case of the chicken pox, and she wants everybody to know it. So she posted a video on YouTube about it, which seems kind of odd, but since she’s missing a few events, I guess she didn’t want anyone to get alarmed about why she might be absent, so she made it clear in the video.

You can sort of make out some spots on her neck and chest area, and aside from that and looking a little tired, she still looks utterly gorgeous. I mean, of course she does, she’s Angelina Jolie. She can’t not look gorgeous, even if she does act like a “spoiled brat.” If she ever looks un-gorgeous, that’s a sign that the world is ending. Mark my damn words.

Of having the pox, “I just can’t believe it,” she laughs. “But such is life, there it is. And send everyone my love.”

You can see the whole short vid here:

Comments are disabled for the video, so whatever snarky comment you wanted to make, leave it here instead. Cheers!

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Angelina Jolie is a spoiled brat, according to Scott Rudin

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Alright, this is long and complicated (and fascinating to read in whole so if this interests you, go have a look), but the Sony hack has done more than leaking a few movies early. It’s also leaked private emails between industry big-wigs and shed some light on just how they carry on behind-the-scenes with each other.

Let me set this one up: Producer Scott Rudin, often reported to be an absolute dick, proves himself to be just that in conversation with Sony Picture co-chairman Amy Pascal. Basically, Rudin was going to produce Jobs, a Steve Jobs biopic, and he really wanted David Fincher to direct it. However, Angelina Jolie is good friends with Fincher and had him attached to her Cleopatra, despite the fact that the script for that film hadn’t yet been written. Also, she just really didn’t want Fincher on Jobs, for some reason. Rudin had an absolute meltdown over it and things got nasty.

Here are some of the exchanges (via E! Online)

“YOU BETTER SHUT ANGIE DOWN BEFORE SHE MAKES IT VERY HARD FOR DAVID TO DO JOBS,” Rudin wrote in an email in Feb. 2014. Pascal, apparently sensing a threat, didn’t respond lightly, which caused the fight to completely explode.

“Do not f–king threaten me,” she wrote. “I have been asking you to engage with me on this for weeks.”

After that, Rudin loses it completely, attacking both Pascal and Jolie.

“What the hell are you talking about? Who’s threatening you? Let me remind you I brought this material to you and I can off her from it in a phone call. Don’t for one second even think about trying this s–t with me. There is no movie of Cleopatra to be made (and how that is a bad thing given the insanity and rampaging spoiled ego of this woman and the cost of the movie is beyond me) and if you won’t tell her that you do not like the script—which, let me remind you, SHE DOESN’T EITHER—this will just spin even further out into Crazyland but let me tell you I have zero appetite for the indulgence of spoiled brats and I will tell her this myself if you don’t.”

The two Hollywood honchos go back and forth, with Pascal throwing some serious shade herself, writing, “I have asked you to talk to [Jolie] with me and you don’t want to deal with it,” among other insults, but Rudin almost ends it with his fire.

Here is an excerpt from Rudin’s lengthy email in which he refers to Jolie as a “spoiled brat”:

“I’ve told you exactly how I want to do this material. It’s the ONLY way I want to do this material. I’m not remotely interested in presiding over a $180m ego bath that we both know will be the career-defining debacle for us both. I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie. I have no desire to be making a movie with her, or anybody, that she runs and that we don’t. She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming. We will end up being the laughing stock of our industry and we will deserve it, which is so clearly where this is headed that I cannot believe we are still wasting our time with it.”

This all ended with Rudin threatening to make sure Pascal is ruined in Hollywood (and claiming that she had already destroyed herself over this very insignificant matter). Jobs is not off the ground even now and I don’t think Sony wants anything to do with it anymore. It’s all a mess.

Obviously the big takeaway people have been getting here is that Angelina got called a “spoiled brat” and basically had major shit talked on her. Is she a spoiled brat? To be honest, it sounds like that’s more like Rudin’s role. I do love the juicy drama, though – Gawker has a great round up of it all in more detail. Juicy!

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Angelina Jolie’s kids drew on her wedding dress

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have always insisted that their decision to get married – and the wedding itself – was all about their kids, who were really into the idea. It seems that’s actually the case, as Angelina donned a pretty interesting dress when she tied the knot with Brad last weekend.

Here’s the scoop from US Weekly:

In the first photos, on the new cover of the UK’s HELLO! magazine, the happy bride affectionately kisses her now-husband Pitt.

“It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family,” Brad and Angelina told the mag.

As previously reported by Us Weekly, the couple wed in a small intimate ceremony in a chapel in Chateau Miraval in France. “It was a non-denominational civil ceremony,” a spokesperson for the couple told Us in a statement. “It was very much a family affair.”

A family affair indeed. Not only did Jolie’s dress feature artwork drawn by kids Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, the children were also active in the nuptials.

Jolie walked down the aisle with Maddox and Pax, while Zahara and Vivienne “threw petals, gathered from the garden,” the spokesperson previously told Us. “Shiloh and Knox were the ring bearers.”

Aw, well that’s sweet. I think it’s extra sweet that they really did do this for the kids and would have been perfectly fine not ever getting married if it wasn’t for them. I do think they will be together for a long ass time – like, think Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins time (they were the best couple EVER). I dunno, I just think they work!

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married!

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Oh, snap! Shit just got real! Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been teasing the world with their impending (but seemingly never arriving) nuptials for what seems like ages, but it’s really happened! They got married on Saturday and now they’re officially husband and wife!

I mean, this is actually the sum and total of what we know about this grand event, but that’s good enough for us. Despite the fucked up way their relationship came about all those years ago, you can’t stand in the way of true love and they do make a fantastic couple. Congrats to them!

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Angelina Jolie was horny in an elevator one time

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Poor Pat O’Brien. The former Access Hollywood host has so little to talk about in his new memoir, I’ll Be Right Back After This, that he’s used a “story” about Angelina Jolie being horny in an elevator to try and sell copies. Wasn’t that just Angelina Jolie’s thing in the ’90s? Sorry, not gonna make me buy it.

From The Daily Mail:

Pat opens up about the incident, which he claims took place in the lift of posh Beverly Hills hotel L’Ermitage, in his new memoir I’ll Be Right Back After This.

He apparently bumped into the superstar in 2002 when she was freshly single after splitting from husband Billy Bob Thornton.

‘I said, “What’s up baby?” And she said with a wink, “I’m trying to find this guy I kind of know because I’m really horny right now,”’ Pat recalled.

The now 66-year-old, who had interviewed Angelina several times before their rumoured encounter, went on to write: ‘I joked that she had my number and we laughed.’

Kewl story, bro. Also, LOL at him thinking he was at all in with a chance. I guess he had to try.

In any case, no amount of salacious stories you can tell me about Angelina Jolie will ever shock me or make me think she’s got some secret life or any of that bullshit. She is untouchable – leave Saint Angelina alone! We all know she used to like her drugs and weird sex kinks and was a hot ass mess back then. So what?

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