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2Are Brad And Angelina Getting Married This Weekend?

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Probably not, but it’s fun to think about anyway, isn’t it?

Here’s what’s happening: you know that house that Brad and Angelina have in France? There’s apparently been a lot of activity going on around there this week. See, they’re getting ready to have a big party, and lots of important people have already arrived to pregame, like the jeweler who made Angelina’s ring and Brad’s parents. George Clooney is coming, too, but he wanted to pregame at his place over in Italy.

So what’s the occasion? It’s the 50th anniversary of the original Mr. and Mrs. Pitt! That’s really sweet that Brad is throwing such a big party for them, right? Except now it starts to get a little less sweet, because everyone is stealing Brad’s parents’ thunder by saying that this party is actually a wedding. THE wedding. Ugh.

Look, maybe this really is it. Maybe Brad and Angelina are telling everyone that they’re having a big ol’ party for his parents, but really it’s a secret wedding. Maybe Brad and Angelina and Brad’s parents will have a double wedding/vow renewal. Maybe they already eloped and this is just a nice little celebration of that. I have no idea. But I just really, really don’t think that this is the weekend. And if it is, I don’t think we’ll hear about it for a good long while.

August 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily

9Brad and Angelina to Wed in New Orleans This Summer?

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From STV:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are expected to make their wedding vows to one another in New Orleans, Louisiana, by the end of the year.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that the A-list movie stars were to say ‘I do’ in Britain, where they have been living in recent weeks.

The couple were said to be planning a low-key wedding in Windsor, before enjoying a honeymoon at their South of France home in Provence.

But according to heat magazine, Brangelina are actually gong to take the plunge in New Orleans, a city very close to their hearts.

The couple fell in love with the Louisiana city after visiting in the aftermath of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastation, with much of the money from Brad’s Make It Right foundation helping to rebuild the area.

And according to the mag, they are keen to hold their nuptials there as they think it will help bring even more cash into the city.

“People thought they would choose their house in France, but New Orleans makes much more sense,” a ‘friend’ is quoted saying.

“They don’t have a huge place in LA at the moment, but they have one in New Orleans. Also they know how much money will be injected into the city if they marry there.”

Apparently the couple have already made some key arrangements for their wedding, which is expected to take place this summer, including booking a florist and caterer.

Man, you know what would be just plain delightful? If Brad and Angelina tied the knot in New Orleans while I was there. I’m headed down for a four-day trip in a few weeks, and—ahem, publicists, managers, [fill in the blank]s, etc.—if they could happen to make the date sometime around September 29th, that would be, you know, pretty nice. I know I’d appreciate it.

July 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah

13Who Is The Highest Paid Actress in Hollywood?

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Oh, you guys, I’m sorry. When I asked the question of “who is the highest paid actress in Hollywood?” and then put a picture of Meryl Streep right up there at the top, that made it look like Meryl is the highest paid actress, didn’t it? I’m sorry, but it’s just not true. Meryl is on the list, but she’s not at the top. She deserves to be at the top, but she’s not.

Before I let you know the richiest rich lady in Hollywood, let me just show you the top ten list, all right? I’ll go ahead and tack on the amount of money they made in the past year, just so you can cry while you balance your checkbook like I do.

10. Jennifer Aniston – $11 million
9. Kristen Wiig – $12 million
8. Meryl Streep – $12 million
7. Sarah Jessica Parker – $15 million
6. Julia Roberts – $16 million
5. Charlize Theron – $18 million
4. Angelina Jolie – $20 million
3. Sandra Bullock – $25 million
2. Cameron Diaz – $34 million

Ok, but who do you think landed in the number one spot? Who do you think made nearly three times as much as the beloved Meryl Streep? Who do you think made a few million dollars more than Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston combined?

A photo of Kristen Stewart

1. Kristen Stewart – $34.5 million

Yes, thanks to them Twilight movies and Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart is the top-earning actress in all of Hollywood. Does anyone else feel physically ill?

June 21, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily

8EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

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Yay! It’s the first photo of Angelina as the evil Maleficent! Could it be cooler? No. I don’t think it could.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Angelina talks about the role and claims that her kids love the horns (because really. Who wouldn’t?:

What’s next for you as an actor?
The next thing I’m doing is Maleficent for Disney. I start it in June, and it’s a really great script. I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.

In this version, Sleeping Beauty is the nemesis instead of the good guy?
It’s not anti-princess, but it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman.

Is it sympathetic to her, or is she a straight-up villain?
It’s both. 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 [warmer] qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is.

So there are some redeeming qualities to Maleficent the witch?
It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.

There’s a tradition of taking a classic character who is a villain and telling the story from his or her perspective. John Gardner did it with the 1971 novel Grendel, and more recently we got the witch’s story in Gregory Maguire’s Wicked, and the musical it inspired. We like it when the bad guy is deeper than we thought.

In general, it’s a very good message to say, “Let’s look at something from the other side.” But then also, what our challenge will be — and the script writer [The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland’s Linda Woolverton] has already cracked it — is not to simplify it, not to just reverse the story but tell a bigger story that doesn’t point the finger [at Princess Aurora] either. It doesn’t flip it.

Since it’s a Disney film, will this version of Maleficent be close to the one we know from their 1959 animated film?

We’re still figuring out the look. We’re experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns — you can’t deny them. You have to have horns.

Personally, I don’t think there could have been a better casting in this case. Honestly, half of the population (namely those strange Team Jennifer Aniston folks) already thinks she’s a horned witch, her super-power being able to lure men away from “decent” women with their exposed zombie legs, but I think it was a good choice. There’s no doubt that Angelina’s a talented lady, and she sure physically fits the part, too.

What do you guys think of Angelina in the role of Maleficent?

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June 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
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0Is Angelina Jolie Directing The 50 Shades of Grey Movie?

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First of all, HAHAHAHAHA. But second of all, this is actually a real rumor that is really going around.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

A fun rumor went around Hollywood this past weekend: Angelina Jolie, people were saying, had been approached to direct the movie version of the steamy romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

THR checked out the chatter last weekend and sources said there may have been an informal conversation but that nothing was real, and reps for the actress-turned-filmmaker say there haven’t been any talks with studio Focus Features (Focus also denied the rumor). Still, bloggers are now starting to catch wind of the rumor and of course, in Hollywood, there’s always the possibility that Jolie will come aboard.

It would make some sense. Jolie, who made her directorial debut in 2011 with the well-reviewed war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Focus is likely looking for a strong female voice to pair with the material. Regardless, Focus and sister company Universal Pictures are still trying to find the right filmmaker to pair with the racy, somewhat controversial book by EL James. Those efforts are ongoing.

Shades has become a publishing phenomenon, recently hitting10 million in sales. Universal and Focus paid $5 million for movie rights in a bidding war earlier this year.

At the same time, casting rumors have circulated online, with everyone from Amanda Seyfried to Kristen Stewart being floated as possible actresses to play Anastasia Steele, the young woman who becomes involved in an explicit relationship with billionaire businessman Christian Grey.

No, this doesn’t make any sense. Angelina Jolie‘s directing credits include A Place in Time, a documentary that, according to Wikipedia, “captures daily life in 27 locations around the world during a single week,” and In the Land of Blood and Honey, the drama set during the Bosnian War, a movie she also wrote. That’s it. In what world would she go from that to 50 Shades of Grey, a movie based on a poorly written Twilight fan fiction?

Sadly, this is one of those rumors that I’m going to go ahead and dismiss, but man, wouldn’t it be so great if it was true?

June 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Emily
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7ANGELINA JOLIE IS PREGNANT. AGAIN.

Can you even believe it? Before the news has really hit anywhere, we have the exclusive that Angelina Jolie is pregnant and currently expecting her … I don’t know, what is this, her ninth kid? Tenth? Whatever. The thing that matters is that there are hungry children in the world and gay couples who aren’t allowed to marry yet, but Brad and Angelina are adding to the world’s population and planning a sure-to-be-stellar wedding event that’s going to cost what it’d take to feed a medium-sized country for a year probably going to happen before that tiny belly pops.

Congrats, guys!

June 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
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