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Bad News for Brad in Custody Fight

Judge denies request to seal documents

(Newser) - Brad Pitt filed a request to seal details of his child custody dispute with Angelina Jolie, but at an emergency hearing Wednesday, a judge denied that request, TMZ reports. Earlier this week, Jolie filed documents that spelled out details of her temporary custody agreement with Pitt, an agreement that requires... More »

Source: Brad Pitt Cleared in Child Abuse Investigation

He was allegedly being looked into for being abusive to his teen son on flight

(Newser) - A source familiar with an investigation into whether actor Brad Pitt was abusive toward his son on a private flight in September says the case has been closed with no finding of abuse by the actor. The source, who was not authorized to speak publicly, tells the AP the investigation... More »

Jolie to Retain Sole Custody of All 6 Kids

Brad Pitt gets 'therapeutic visits'

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie Pitt will continue to have sole custody of her six children with Brad Pitt in a joint agreement reached by the actors, a rep said Monday. The agreement calls for the former couple's six children, who range in ages from 8 to 15, to continue to have... More »

Brad Pitt Seeks Joint Custody of Kids

Request made in divorce filing Friday

(Newser) - Brad Pitt is asking a judge to grant him joint custody of his six children in his split from Angelina Jolie Pitt, according to a divorce filing Friday. The actor's request was included in his response to Jolie Pitt's Sept. 20 petition to end their two-year marriage, the... More »

Brad Pitt Sees Maddox for First Time Since Plane

Temporary custody agreement reportedly expires Thursday

(Newser) - Brad Pitt saw son Maddox on Wednesday, their first time coming face-to-face since the incident aboard a private jet last month during which Pitt may or may not have gotten physical with the 15-year-old . Sources tell TMZ Pitt and the teen met with a therapist present; the therapist hadn't... More »

Brad Pitt Sees Kids for First Time Since Divorce Filing

A monitor was present for the reunion

(Newser) - Brad Pitt hadn't seen his children since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce last month , but on Saturday, he saw some of them. Sources tell Us a monitor was there for the visit, as agreed upon by Pitt and Jolie beforehand, and that one may continue to be present at... More »

Jolie, Pitt Strike Custody Deal

She gets custody, he gets visitation, everyone gets therapy

(Newser) - For those losing sleep about the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt breakup, TMZ reports that the estranged couple has reached a deal regarding custody of the Brangelina tribe. The deal was offered up via the LA County Department of Children and Family Services, and was a take-it-or-duke-it-out-in-court offer that the couple opted... More »

Angelina Jolie Hires Real-Life Scandal Fixer in Divorce Mess

As she and Brad Pitt work on settlement negotiations

(Newser) - Well, things are obviously serious: Angelina Jolie has hired crisis manager Judy Smith—the inspiration for "fixer" Olivia Pope on Scandal—to "handle" (get it, Scandal fans?) her divorce from Brad Pitt. "[Judy] is typically a calming non-combative influence," a source tells E! . "Certainly seems... More »

Here's What Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Fought About

Sources say they had wildly different parenting styles

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie supposedly had a crazy fight about their kids while aboard a plane right before Jolie filed for divorce, citing " the health of the family " as her reason. Now, sources are going into more detail about the parenting problems that supposedly caused the split.... More »

Brad Pitt Cancels Appearance to 'Focus on Family Situation'

He won't be at his new movie's premiere

(Newser) - Every paparazzi photographer in this arm of the galaxy suddenly has Wednesday evening free: Brad Pitt has decided against attending the US premiere of new movie, Voyage of Time, a Terrence Malick-directed IMAX documentary feature that he narrated, People reports. It has been a week since it emerged that Angelina... More »

In 2,476 Words, Buzzfeed Dissects Angelina's Calculated Move

Jolie is the ultimate architect of our own impression of her

(Newser) - It's not wholly unexpected that the demise of Brangelina would spur a longform piece, and Anne Helen Petersen provides it at Buzzfeed . In 2,476 words, Petersen takes us on the familiar journey of how the couple came to be and then not be, but does it through the... More »

FBI 'Gathering Facts' About Pitt's Allegedly Drunken Flight

Source denies actor hit son on plane

(Newser) - The Brangelina divorce saga has reached a stage where there really might be a need to make a federal case out of it. Sources tell TMZ that the reason the LAPD isn't investigating Brad Pitt's alleged abusive behavior on the family's private plane last week is that... More »

After TMZ Report, LAPD Says It's Not Investigating Pitt

Sources allege the actor got physical with one of his kids

(Newser) - Of all the post-Brangelina split stories to make headlines, this is a particularly incendiary one: TMZ reported early Thursday that Angelina Jolie separated from Brad Pitt the day after an allegedly drunken and abusive tirade after a plane flight the family took. Sources tell People that an allegedly inebriated Pitt... More »

Marion Cotillard Speaks Out, Once, About Brad Pitt Rumors

She reveals she's pregnant with 2nd child

(Newser) - Marion Cotillard has gracefully addressed rumors that she played a role in the Brangelina split —and signaled that she plans to stay as far away as possible from the tabloid feeding frenzy. "This is going to be my first and only reaction to the whirlwind news that broke... More »

It's a 'Wax Divorce' for Brangelina

Madame Tussauds splits their figures

(Newser) - Still hoping the Brangelina divorce is a cruel joke? Madame Tussauds has some news that might be hard to take . The wax museum officially split the ex-couple's wax figures on Wednesday, reports E! Once placed side by side, they "are now featured at a respectful distance from each... More »

Watch George Clooney Learn About Brangelina

He had no idea until a reporter asked him

(Newser) - The surprise divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continues to dominate the entertainment headlines. Some coverage:
  • George Clooney didn't know about his friends' split until asked about it by a reporter. "I feel very sorry to hear that," says the surprised actor. See his full reaction
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Brad, Angie, Angie's Dad All Weigh In on Brangelina Divorce

Release the statements!

(Newser) - The statements are coming out. Here's what Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Angelina Jolie's father, Jon Voight, have to say about the impending Brangelina divorce :
  • "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids," Pitt said in a
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11 of the Best Reactions to Brangelina Divorce

'Love is dead'

(Newser) - The world was shocked Tuesday morning by news of the impending Brangelina divorce , leading to some witty and/or emotional reactions. Our favorites:
  1. "One good thing has come from the #Brangelina split: Jennifer [Aniston] memes," reads one tweet (which, of course, also includes a sample Aniston meme). Other Twitter
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Angelina Jolie's Lawyer Explains Divorce in 6 Words

Split apparently stems from fight over parenting styles

(Newser) - Those rumors you may have seen recently in the supermarket tabloids were true: Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt. TMZ confirms the news, and says Jolie filed Monday and lists the date of separation as Sept. 15. TMZ reports that there was no cheating involved (though Page... More »

Big Short Makes a Tragedy Funny

And that's a tall order, say critics

(Newser) - A film about the players involved in the 2008 financial crisis might sound like a bore, even with Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, and—oddly—Selena Gomez, along for the ride. However, The Big Short, a nominee for the best picture Golden Globe, is anything but. Here'... More »

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