I don’t know why, but this information just fills me with inexplicable joy. JOY! I say. From USA Today:
“Yes, it’s confirmed,” Cynthia Pett-Dante, Pitt’s manager, told USA TODAY in a statement. “It is a promise for the future, and their kids are very happy. There’s no date set at this time.” And yes, she confirms that Pitt designed the ring.
Earlier, Beverly Hills jeweler Robert Procop confirmed to USA TODAY that he helped Pitt, 48, design a custom diamond engagement ring for Jolie, 36, with whom he has six children.
Hollywood’s platinum pair was spotted Wednesday night at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where Jolie donned a massive diamond ring on her left ring finger.
“Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration with Robert. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so Robert was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suit Angelina’s hand,” Procop said in a statement. “Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.”
… Wanna see the ring? OK!:
Beautiful, right? I’m just completely tickled, guys. What a way to start the weekend, you know?
April 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm by Sarah
“I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it. And the people I surround myself with don’t really talk about that kind of stuff. I heard something, but I didn’t pay any attention. It’s as simple as a being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.”
Well it sure took her damn long enough to answer the question on everybody’s mind: what the f-ck was up with the leg, girlfriend?
Angelina finally got around to addressing those pesky leg questions, and we come away disappointed. At least I did. I was hoping it’d be something like, “Oh, I was making a statement about how ridiculously blown out of proportion things can get when you talk about any given celebrity,” or “Crazy how I’m the queen of the world and I can do anything – even stick my pasty, bony-assed leg out like I’m flagging a taxi down with it – and people are still going to make a big fuss over it because I’M ANGELINA JOLIE MOTHERF-CKER.” This answer almost makes Angelina look like she’s completely unaware of how her actions are going to be perceived by the public, and that kind of surprises me honestly. Girlfriend has always seemed pretty calculated in what she does and how she publicly appears, and to do something like this – something that, if another actress of lesser notoriety did it, would appear to be a bang-up ho-stunt – is really out of character. Or at least really out of the realm of what we think Angelina would do, anyway. But this is the chick who made out with her brother and who carried Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around in a vial around her neck, so we can’t forget that too quickly, folks.
March 24, 2012 at 11:00 am by Sarah
That Jennifer Lawrence sure gets around, huh? The word was that she was texting Miley Cyrus‘ man, Liam Hemsworth, all hours of the night, and now the new gossip is that she’s set her sights a little higher. Like, “Brad Pitt” higher.
From Hollywood Life:
Angie is so jealous that Brad has been texting the 21-year-old actress and she told Brad to ‘stop drooling’ over her — do you agree with Angelina?
Brad Pitt has yet another Jennifer in his life but this time it’s Jennifer Lawrence. A new report in Star claims that Brad became infatuated with Jennifer after seeing an advanced screening of The Hunger Games.
“Brad hasn’t stopped talking about how gorgeous, poised and talented Jennifer is,” an insider tells Star. “Brad is determined to find a project to collaborate on.”
But the one person that can’t stand listening to Brad’s new obsession is his partner and mother of his six kids, Angelina Jolie!
“She warned him to act his age and stop drooling over a girl young enough to be his daughter. She even hit him with the jab, ‘which Jennifer are you talking about?’”
But the big meltdown took place when Angie caught Brad texting Jennifer! They reportedly exchanged contact information at the Academy Awards.
“Angie absolutely freaked out,” the source says. Angie left Brad and jetted off to Amsterdam for three days and even forbade Brad from going to the LA premiere!
Can we toss around some theories about what kind of texting skills Jennifer Lawrence must have? If it’s causing dissension in two relationships, then it must be some damn good stuff, right?
No, of course I’m being silly. Jennifer Lawrence is beautiful and perfect, and she has obviously enchanted me along with Liam Hemsworth and Brad Pitt. If I were in a position to text with her, then I’d be worried about the state of my relationship too. She’s that powerful.
And no, I haven’t seen The Hunger Games yet, so just your horses, ok? I am getting into the second book, Catching Fire, though, and the movie based on that book isn’t due out until November of 2013, so I think it’s safe to say that we have plenty of time to obsess over this whole thing.
March 23, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
Oh, that Dr. Drew, what a scoundrel! He has quite the habit of upsetting people by talking about celebrities and their problems without ever actually meeting them, doesn’t he? Whether you love him or hate him, we’ll get to that in a minute, but for now, let’s hear what he has to say this time about Angelina Jolie:
Dr. Drew Pinsky took to “The View” (weekdays on ABC) on Friday to speak out about Angelina Jolie, who he believes, from watching her at the Oscars, is “malnourished.”
“I’m tired of keeping quiet about this stuff. When I was quiet about prescription drug use and then everyone starts dying, now I feel an obligation to speak up: She’s malnourished. She has the [physical signs] … of malnutrition,” he said.
Dr. Drew went on to speculate as to what may be going on with Jolie’s health. He cited an US Weekly report that claimed she may have been depriving herself of food in order to “make a statement about the kids in Africa that she was working with that didn’t have a chance to eat,” according to Dr. Drew. “I just see malnutrition for some reason there, and we shouldn’t look at that as an ideal of beauty,” he continued. “She’s a beautiful woman, but she needs to be better nourished.”
I’m sure there’s going to be a number of people who are upset by this, but Dr. Drew doesn’t get it, and honestly, I don’t really get it either. I mean, check out what Angelina Jolie looked like during the Oscars one more time:
I could say that she looked malnourished, and I seriously doubt anyone would call me out on it, let alone get seriously upset about it, but Dr. Drew is different. It’s because he’s an actual doctor, right? Then why does no one get all up in arms when a plastic surgeon speculates on the work some celebrity has had done without ever treating them personally? Is it because he usually discusses deeper things than lip injections and nose jobs? Really, I’m actually curious about all this.
But yeah, I wouldn’t be too surprised if Angelina actually was malnourished, would you? Girl’s got to get some meat on them bones in the worst way.
March 3, 2012 at 10:00 am by Emily
What? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were going to get married, but then what? Brad and Angelina were going to get married, but then Brad got too annoyed with Angelina’s leg at the Oscars and called the whole thing off until she could learn how to correctly hold her limbs? Brad and Angelina were going to get married, but then Brad realized that a wedding ring could very possibly be too much weight for Angelina’s fragile arms to support, and he didn’t want to put that strain on her?
No, neither of those, friends, sorry. The correct answer is “Brad and Angelina were going to get married, but then Angelina heard Brad telling little Maddox about Jennifer Aniston, and now she’s too pissed.” Snap.
From OK magazine via Hollywood Life:
Angelina Jolie, 36, and Brad Pitt, 48, are temporarily calling off their wedding because of what Brad told son Maddox about his ex-wife, reports OK!mag.
The 10-year-old happened to see an online article about Jennifer Aniston, 43, and had asked Brad who she was.
“Brad didn’t realize that Angie was home, and so he basically just told Maddox the truth: that Jennifer was a woman he loved very much and was once married to,” said a source to the mag. “But that’s when Angelina walked in.”
Although Brad thought he had taken steps to keep his kids from knowing his past with Jen, apparently, the Internet happened!
“Angie went berserk and said he was stupid not to supervise Maddox’s Internet use,” said the source. “She knows this is just the start. They have six kids who are all going to get older and want to know everything about their parents’ pasts.”
The source also said that Jen is still a “sore spot” for Angie and that after Maddox left the room, she flipped out on Brad and screamed that “she didn’t want to get married to someone who’d been married to Jennifer Aniston.”
After they exchanged nasty words, Brad took off on his motorcycle and things haven’t been the same since, confided the source.
At this point, there have been so many stories about a wedding for Brad and Angelina that I’m never going to believe it until one or both of them actually confirm it themselves, and I’m sure many of you agree with that. The thing I want to talk about is how incredibly awkward this scenario would be.
Could you imagine being the child of a celebrity? Like a huge, huge celebrity like, say, Lindsay Lohan. You’re Lindsay Lohan’s kid, and you’re seven or eight or something, and you’re screwing around online. If you wanted to, you could read anything about your mom. You could see pictures of your mom’s labia, you could see pictures of your mom shooting up, you could see videos of your mom buying drugs. You could find a timeline of your mom’s crack use or a photo gallery of her boobs. You could read hundreds of people say cruel, offensive things about your mom, Lindsay Lohan. Wouldn’t that be so bizarre?
Oh, but hey, I sure hope they go through with that wedding, huh? It’ll be any day now, for real this time!
March 1, 2012 at 11:30 am by Emily
I don’t know whether you know this, but the Academy Awards were last night. A bunch of people won Oscar statuettes. Um. I’d sure love to tell you all about the ceremony, but I can’t right now. I’m too distracted.
I’m too distracted by Angelina Jolie‘s leg.
Somehow I missed Angelina on the pre-ceremony red carpet—I was watching a movie, OK?—but fortunately for me, Angie was sure to strike an identical pose just as soon as she arrived onstage to present awards for both “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Adapted Screenplay.”
I am not even kidding. She strutted to the microphone, thrust that leg all the way out of the slit in her dress’s skirt, put her hand on her hip as if she were doing “I’m a little teapot” choreography, and she stared the audience down.
The audience burst into whoops and giggles. (Angelina also tee-heed, as if she were somehow fully aware of her semi-dislocated right leg.)
This display of leg immediately prompted Reuters’ very own Anthony De Rosa to tweet my favorite commentary of the night: “You take the wing, I’ll take the thigh.”
But that wasn’t all! As soon as The Descendants‘ Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash (um, he also plays DEAN PELTON on COMMUNITY, you guys!) took to the stage to collect his trophy, he immediately struck the same pose:
Before ceremony’s end, I was already following Angelina Jolie’s Leg on Twitter. “Look at meeee!!” it tweeted. “Leg here!” it continued.
Hmm. I wonder what Angie’s leg will say once it gets a good night’s sleep. Seriously, lay off the sauce, leg.
(Image gallery via “The 10 Best Pictures of Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg” at Buzzfeed.)