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Brad, Angelina Forced to Pay $730K to Designer

French appeals court sided with designer in April

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were ordered to pay $730,000—all because Pitt apparently wanted to light up their French chateau. In an April court case only now being reported, the former couple were ordered to pay $660,000 plus $70,000 in reputation-related damages after allegedly stopping payments... More »

Jolie Makes Surprising Health Reveal in Vanity Fair

She developed Bell's palsy last year

(Newser) - First Brad Pitt dished to GQ ; now Angelina Jolie is spilling to Vanity Fair. In a September cover story for the latter, Jolie speaks on her upcoming projects, domestic life, and (of course) her ex, with the Hollywood Reporter noting the "actress, filmmaker, humanitarian, and mother of six" has... More »

Tarantino's Next Movie May Be His Most Controversial

Rumored film about Manson murders labeled 'disgusting'

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino may have found his next movie, one that's already proving controversial despite scarce details. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Tarantino has written and will direct "a unique take" on the murders carried out by Charles Manson and his followers in the 1960s. Details of the script... More »

Brad Pitt: 'I'm Not Suicidal or Something'

Actor insists things aren't so bad in new AP interview

(Newser) - In a new interview with the AP , Brad Pitt acknowledges he's been in some dark places lately—of his drinking problem, he says, "I've got no secrets. I've got nothing to hide"—but he insists things aren't that dark. "I'm not suicidal... More »

Brad Pitt Thought He'd Never Be in Another Scandal

Pitt talks divorce and more in extensive interview with 'GQ'

(Newser) - About a year and a half ago, as Brad Pitt learned of some "big scandal," he thought to himself how grateful he was that he'd never be a part of a Hollywood scandal again. "I live my life, I have my family, I do my thing,... More »

Jolie: Split Was 'Difficult,' but 'We'll Always Be Family'

She makes first public remarks on split while promoting new film in Cambodia

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie was in Cambodia, the birthplace of her first son, over the weekend to promote her first project since her very public split from Brad Pitt, and as one might imagine, the subject came up in interviews. "I don’t want to say very much about that, except... More »

In Surprise Turn, Jolie, Pitt Claim a 'United Front'

They've sealed court documents to protect children: statement

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say they hope to keep the rest of their divorce proceedings hidden from the public in their first joint statement since announcing their split in September. The former couple says they've sealed all court documents relating to the split and hired a private judge... More »

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 »

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