Showing posts with label ANGELINA JOLIE. Show all posts
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

INSIDE WAR BETWEEN ANGELINA JOLIE & BRAD PITT

Brad Pitt




E! NEWS -- When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie boarded a flight from Nice to Los Angeles last September, neither of them could have realized the trip would mark the beginning of one of the nastiest splits in Hollywood history.

We now know the fated journey, during which Brad got into a disagreement with his 15-year-old son Maddox, would lead to an explosive FBI investigation into what really happened on the plane.

Less than a year earlier the couple had posed together on the red carpet while promoting their latest movie together, By the Sea—ironically a film about the breakdown of a marriage. Despite the depressing subject matter, Brad and Angelina acted like two people deeply in love as they held hands and looked adoringly into one another's eyes while photographers joyfully snapped away.

Their romance had a rocky beginning, due to the perceived overlap with Brad's previous marriage to Jennifer Aniston. Yet it didn't take long for Brangelina to become the hottest couple in Hollywood. During their 11 years together, Angelina transformed from the "other woman" into a regal world-class humanitarian and director, while Brad managed to shed any doubt over whether he should have stayed with his first wife by becoming a doting father to six incredible children.

To describe them as "head over heels" during their happiest moments would be an understatement. As a source, who socialized with them on a number of occasions before their split, explained to me, "I've never spent time with two people more intoxicated with one another. The chemistry when they were in the same room together was palpable."

But then, seven months ago, it all fell apart. As they traveled from France to the U.S., they stopped in Minnesota to refuel, setting off a chain of events that sparked a public battle of epic proportions not seen since Brad's split from Jen.

It was clear from the moment the sensational news broke that Angelina had filed for divorce that this was not going to be like the goop-sanctioned breakups we have been privy to in the past. Instead of consciously uncoupling amid joint photo opportunities with estranged spouses and co-parents putting on their best movie star smiles, there were jaw-dropping allegations, most of which were aimed in Brad's direction. Had he been drinking excessively? Did he get too close to his Allied co-star Marion Cotillard? Was he too strict with the kids? The never-ending blame over who was really at fault for the disintegration of the most public of marriages played out on the front pages of newspapers around the world.

Marion Cotillard Sounds Off on Brad Pitt Affair Rumors: I Don't Give Energy to This

Little did we realize, as the headlines started to pile up, that the explosive nature of the breakup was merely mirroring the relationship dynamics that had been playing out behind closed doors in the months before that fated trip. "Things had been volatile in their relationship for a little while," says an insider. "They had crazy fights and wouldn't speak for a bit. They would take some time apart, go on location, calm down and miss each other.

"But, no matter how bad it got, Brad, especially, was never planning on walking away. Every so often, Angelina threatened divorce, but in Brad's eyes, their lives were stressful because they were raising six kids, things were always going to work out."

Obviously he was wrong.

By Thanksgiving, the war between the Jolie-Pitts was reaching fever pitch and Brad had barely seen the kids since Jolie filed for divorce seeking primary custody. Confusion still remained even after he was cleared by authorities in the plane incident. Then when he was temporarily granted only supervised visitation, it ominously seemed that Brad and Angelina would never see eye to eye.

But as 2017 rolled around, there was a ceasefire. Finally, the two managed to agree on something— and that was to seal any court documents relating to custody, thus putting an end to the publicly frosty he-said, she-said as Brad fought for more access to their kids.

In February, when Angelina was promoting her movie First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, she broke her silence on the split, telling the BBC, "We are and forever will be a family. And so that is how I'm coping. I'm coping with finding a way through to make sure this somehow makes us stronger and closer."

It was only weeks later that we discovered the exact meaning behind her words. Brad had secretly traveled to Cambodia as well, on a prearranged trip so he could spend time with the children. While Brad and Angelina opted to stay in different accommodations, it was still a clear improvement from the bitter rivalry that had split their family apart the previous fall.

So what changed? A source explains, "Brad was shocked at how quickly their family just blew up. Both him and Angelina had always led very private lives and did everything they could to stay out of the public eye for the children's sake. That was an important value and vision that they both shared. And then, for Brad, it felt like she took the kids away and started an all-out war, and that was hard for him to reconcile.

"They did not speak at all for months," the source continues. "He was furious with her in a way he has never been furious before. This was a defining moment in his life and he felt devastated and lost without his kids. He wanted to protect them but everything was discussed through lawyers."

According to our insider, from the very start Brad hoped the details of their split would remain confidential, but it took some time for both of them to agree on their differences. "They have made some progress and are taking small steps in the right direction. Both are in agreement on putting the kids first. So that part of the equation is better."

It's now been seven months since Angelina's surprise filing and, while things are far from the fairy tale we once imagined their life to be, the Jolie-Pitts are managing to regain some of the privacy they once enjoyed. The kids are now rebuilding their relationship with their father, and the actors who first met when they played an embattled couple in Mr. and Mrs. Smith are finally on speaking terms. Things are starting to go back to a new kind of normal for the clan.

"The kids have always adored Brad and have a very solid relationship with him," says a friend of the pair. "He is a fun dad and extremely loving and affectionate but definitely the disciplinarian and stricter of the two parents. They have occasional moments, like any parents and kids do, but at the end of the day there is nothing but love, role modeling and guidance at the core."

Therapists have also helped bring the family back together. "Angelina regrets the way she handled certain things and wants to be at peace with Brad," the friend says. And Brad "will continue to put the kids first and not say anything negative about their mother.

"He feels like his life fell apart in one day. His kids are everything to him and their happiness and success is what's most important. He would never ever put them through what they went through if he could have prevented it."

As far as those inevitable rumors that the pair might become the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton of the modern era, our sources say a romantic reconciliation is very unlikely. "Brad is way too upset still. He blames Angie for how public everything became," one insider says. "He knows that eventually it is best to forgive her and be on good terms for the sake of the children but he feels let down in a way he never thought was possible. He saw a different side of her and he can't forget. The way everything went down has been beyond comprehension."

Although the source does warn us that, when it comes to these two, you can "never say never."

Angelina has also been doing her part to try to heal the inevitable pain a family feels when it is torn apart. While initially choosing to rent a Malibu home for her and the children to reside in post-blowup, she has now forked out $25 million so the kids can live just a few streets away from the home they shared with their dad in Los Feliz. "Going back and forth from Malibu was far and inconvenient," confirms an insider. "They will be moving in this summer and will continue to see Brad more regularly."

Ultimately, there are six young people who matter more to Brad and Angelina than any slight or hurt feelings.

"It all comes down to what's best for the kids," the source says, "and Brad hopes that somehow, some way, they will come out of this stronger and better off. He is going to devote his life to being the best dad he can be."



 

Monday, March 03, 2014

CELEBRITIES WHO LOVE THE ACADEMY AWARDS GOLD

Angelina Jolie



Celebrities who wore gold jewelry to the 86th Academy Awards this year looked stunning. You can get the look at LoveGold.com.



LUPITA NYONG'O* – Fred Leighton 19th Century yellow gold and diamond coiled snake bracelet, 18k yellow gold Frog ring, 19th Century yellow gold, pearl and diamond ring, 19th Century yellow gold and opal ring, 1960's 18k gold, turquoise, and diamond ring, 18k yellow gold and rose-cut diamond spiked crescent earrings, and 18k yellow gold and diamond headband.



AMY ADAMS* – Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds, Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold square modified brilliant yellow diamond bracelet, Blue Book Collection 18k yellow gold ring with fire opal, pink sapphire, yellow diamond and spessertite beads and gold Tiffany Metro diamond band rings.



ANGELINA JOLIE* – Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels Collection yellow gold round diamond drop earrings.



CAMILLA ALVES* - Lorraine Schwartz rose gold and pink diamond earrings with rose gold and diamond ring.



Monday, January 23, 2012

THE 23RD ANNUAL PRODUCERS GUILD AWARDS

Alicia Keys


Kat Kramer With Angelina Jolie And Karen Kramer


Brad Pitt


Ellie Kemper


Evan Rachel Wood


James Cromwell


Jessica Capshaw


Jessica Chastain


Michael Rapaport


Missi Pyle


Penelope Ann Miller


Rita Moreno


Shailene Woodley


Sofia Vergara


Stan Lee


Steven Spielberg


Viola Davis With Julius Tennon


Wendi McLendon-Covey


Zachary Quinto



Zachary Quinto along with Angelina Jolie, James Cromwell, Alicia Keys, Brad Pitt, Sofia Vergara, Viola Davis, Jessica Chastain, Michael Rapaport, Penelope Ann Miller, Stan Lee, Rita Moreno, Wendi McLendon-Covey and others, attended The 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards held at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California last night.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Monday, May 30, 2011

BRAD AND ANGELINA AT 'THE TREE OF LIFE'

Always Stunning Angelina Jolie


Garrett Hedlund


Guy Richie With Guest


Angelina Jolie With Brad Pitt


Barry Pepper


Jessica Chastain


Laramie Eppler With Hunter McCracken And Tye Sheridan



Laramie Eppler along with Hunter McCracken, Jessica Chastain, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Tye Sheridan and others attended The Los Angeles Premiere of "The Tree of Life" recently, held at The Bing Theater - LACMA in Los Angeles, California.



Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

TV WASTELAND AND BACK TO THE MONKEES


Jennifer Beals



TV WASTELAND? --- The next two weeks in TV-land are their most important; as the so-called Up Fronts begin. This is the two-week period when shows are officially renewed and the new-shows, to begin in the Fall, are introduced to the media and the advertisers. First out of the pack is Fox; already having renewed Fringe, which as we've said here, just competed a rather scattered, yet brilliant season; finishing their season last Friday with just an outstanding episode. Many felt the show wouldn't return, but Fox definitely scored a mitzvah early on in bringing it back. On the flip-side, they unceremoniously canceled Shawn Ryan's The Chicago Code, with Jennifer Beals, Jason Lee and Delroy Lindo. The show, whose first few episodes were just stellar, sagged a bit after that, but their last several episodes were just outstanding. The writing, direction and acting just off the charts. To this writer, a real loss and if I may observe: another network should pick it up … it's that good! Also canceled was Christian Slater's Breaking In, the actor's third-series in a row to get cut. Boy, Slater just can't catch a break. This show a comedy of sorts, wasn't bad at all and actually had several truly funny moments. It wasn't to this writer's personal taste, but it certainly deserved a full season as it came on as a mid-season replacement. I prefer the actor in a serious-mode, but this is a shame nonetheless. House will return for a final season which surprised some too. Let the wars begin!

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Davy Jones



PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY? --- So, it looks like they'll be four Monkees onstage after all when the group returns to the concert stage tomorrow night in the U. K., although, it won't be Michael Nesmith, but rather the 33-year old wife of Davy Jones (Jessica) … who'll be dazzling audiences with her flamenco dancing in two of the group's songs. What??? Interesting in that the bit of news is coming right before their unveiling tomorrow night; to tell you the truth: had it be unveiled any earlier I can only imagine the hubbub from the media … and, fans alike. … not to mention tour-poobah Irving Azoff or Andy Gould. Harry Nilsson must be spinning in his grave! Jones says that's not the only reason she's coming on tour, “We're never happier than when we're together. I can't sleep anymore if she's not with me. If I go (away) alone … I find myself texting her in the middle of the night.” Well, I can only imagine what the reaction will be from the media; especially the ones who have had problems accepting the group in the first place ... hence, the Pre Fab Four. Would be funny if her routines outshone the lads. Amazing! We also hear that their booking agency has lowered the guarantee to promoters, essentially giving them a better opportunity to generate some profits. Also, some dates have been added for August. Gee … wonder if Don Henley's wife Sharon will be along on their next tour, or Irving's Shelli? I can only imagine Nesmith's reaction to this news: probably thanking his lucky stars his decision to skip this tour was a brilliant one!


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Catherine Zeta-Jones



BALDWIN PULLS OUT --Alec Baldwin was set to join Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston, Mary J. Blige, and Malin Akerman in the forthcoming big-screen presentation of Rock Of Ages, directed by Adam Shankman. Late yesterday, New Line's Toby Emmerich reported that Baldwin had asked to be let go, owing to some newly discovered health issue. Baldwin was set to essay the owner of a Sunset Boulevard boite, Denniss Dupree, where much of the play unwinds. As the role is a rather rich one, with a healthy musical number attached to it, it's not an easy role to recast. Rumors abound that the actor pulled out to appear in a forthcoming Woody Allen picture. He first worked with the Woodman in 1990's Alice. These are heady days for Baldwin; he's never been more in demand; witness those rather irritating commercials for Capital One that seem to running everywhere. Will be interesting to see what happens … you can bet New Line will be! Btw: Cruise has grown out his hair to play the lead character in the film … he looks ten years younger and fantastic!

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Ewan McGregor



WE ARE ALL BEGINNERS --- Imagine this: your father Hal is 75 years old; his wife, your mother just passed … and, he comes out! From writer/director Mike Mills we caught his terrifically compelling new movie called Beginners, about just that journey. Told from the rather hilarious and compelling view of his son Oliver (Ewan McGregor), who is going through his own somewhat odd metamorphosis, the film is just irreverent and unpredictable and a total delight. He meets a young actress Anna (Melanie Laurent) at a party and they begin a relationship with middling results. The father is brilliantly portrayed by Christopher Plummer and he is just exceptional; totally conveying the character's rich textures; confusion, anticipation and joy. Turns out, that he was gay throughout his marriage to Oliver's mother, but people just didn't come out all those years ago, so he stayed put. You've got to feel for the character and also totally understand his predicament. Goran Visnjic, from TV's ER, is a total hoot as Hal's boyfriend … reckless, yet thoroughly compassionate. The lessons that his father teaches him, even coming to his during a bout with cancer, are serendipitous and true. Says director Mills, “Beginners started when my father came out; he was 75 years old and had been married to my mother for 45 years. His hunger to completely change his life was confusing, painful, very funny, and deeply inspiring. Change, honesty, and openness can happen when it seems least likely. Even as he passed away 5 years later he was energized, reaching out; he wasn't in any way finished.” The plot may seem for special tastes only, but the lessons conveyed and learned here are nothing short of universally brilliant. McGregor is just exceptional; he's a very intuitive actor and he's never been better. Check this out! Thanks to Jason Simos for turning us onto this one.


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Angelina Jolie



CANNES CANNES --- Tonight is the kick-off of the Cannes Fiml Festival with Woody Allen's romantic-opus Midnight In Paris; that is generating tremendous early response, with one reviewer even trumpeting it as" Allen's return to form!” Also expected for the stargazers are: Robert De Niro; Uma Thurman; Jude Law; Angelina Jolie; Jack Black; Dustin Hoffman; Owen Wilson; Rachel McAdams; Marian Cotillard; Antonio Banderas; and Salma Hayek.Tomorrow also begins a 12-day retrospective for Italian-director Bernardo Bertolucci.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

THE LOS ANGELES WORLD PREMIERE OF "SALT"

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THE STARS COME OUT FOR 'SALT'
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Angelina Jolie


Vail Bloom


Liev Schreiber And Naomi Watts


Sharlto Copley


Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie


Amber Heard


Yara Shahidi


Olya Zueva


Mary Lynn Rajskub


Sharon Case


Kristin Cavallari


Phillip Noyce And Family


Gretchen Rossi


Charlotte Ross


Jon Voight And James Haven


Antonio Sabato Jr.


Antonio Sabato Jr. along with Jon Voight, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, James Haven, Amber Heard, Sharon Case, Kristin Cavallari, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Charlotte Ross and many more stars attended the Los Angeles Premiere of "Salt" - at the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Photos By: RD / Cortes / Retna Digital