Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie on the Impact of 'Wicked Women'

They're just 'free in mind and body,' and we need more of them

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie famously portrays Maleficent, the so-called "wicked" witch from Sleeping Beauty who is, at least per the latest Disney film about her, not actually so wicked as she seems. And in a column for Elle , Jolie argues that if you look throughout history at the type of women... More »

We Have a New Female Thor

Natalie Portman gets the hammer

(Newser) - Marvel Studios had a big, female-centric day at Comic Con on Saturday, with the biggest head-turner announced being an upcoming Thor movie—starring a woman. That woman is Natalie Portman, who told the crowd that the move "feels pretty good. I've always had a little hammer in me.... More »

10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,... More »

'Angelina Jolie Pitt' Is No More

Actress legally drops 'Pitt' as she become officially single

(Newser) - Say goodbye to Angelina Jolie Pitt. Say hello to Angelina Jolie. The actress legally dropped "Pitt" from her name on Friday and is officially single, as is Brad Pitt, reports People . All the details of the split aren't quite wrapped up yet, however. The couple opted for a... More »

Angelina Jolie Might Be Adding Superhero Film to Her Resume

Sources say she's in talks to star in Marvel's 'The Eternals'

(Newser) - She's played a video game adventurer , a fairy tale villain , and a comic book assassin ; now Angelina Jolie might be adding superhero to the list. She's in talks to star in Marvel Studios' The Eternals, sources tell the Hollywood Reporter . The Jack Kirby title about near-immortal, godlike beings... More »

Jolie in 2020? Her Answer Isn't What We Thought

The acclaimed actor spars with BBC host over possible presidential run

(Newser) - Ready to vote for Angelina Jolie? The actress didn't exactly decline when asked on a BBC radio show Friday whether she might jump into politics, CNN reports. "Honestly, if you'd asked me 20 years ago I would have laughed, I really don't know," says Jolie,... More »

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ... More »

Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt: A Loan Is Not Child Support

Lawyer says he's charging her interest on $8M loan

(Newser) - The Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt divorce seems to be getting more acrimonious by the day. After Jolie's lawyers claimed he had paid no "meaningful" child support and Pitt's lawyers countered that he had loaned her $8 million to buy a home , Jolie fired back with another statement issued... More »

Brad Pitt's Lawyers Counter Jolie's Claims About Money

Filing: The actor has loaned her millions, covered $1.3M in bills

(Newser) - On Tuesday Angelina Jolie's attorneys filed papers alleging estranged husband Brad Pitt hadn't paid any "meaningful" child support since their September 2016 split. On Wednesday, Brad Pitt's lawyers countered that claim with some big figures. In a court filing of their own, Pitt's lawyers detailed... More »

Angelina: Brad Pitt Neglecting His Child Support

The former couple's divorce has dragged on nearly two years

(Newser) - The ongoing saga of the Brangelina split is back in the headlines after Angelina Jolie's attorneys filed a complaint that claims Brad Pitt has paid no "meaningful" child support since the couple announced their intention to divorce nearly two years ago. Per NBC News , the actress is asking... More »

In 'Extremely Rare' Move, an Order in Jolie-Pitt Divorce Case

Judge mandates Jolie give her ex more access to their 6 kids or risk losing primary custody

(Newser) - In what one expert tells People is an "extremely rare" case, a judge has issued a new order involving Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children and warned that if Jolie doesn't follow the order, she could risk losing primary custody to Pitt. Various media outlets got... More »

Another Bombshell Report Drops on Harvey Weinstein

Women accuse him of rape in 'New Yorker' investigation

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein had lawyered up even before the New York Times dropped its bombshell report about him, because he knew that both the Times and the New Yorker were working on investigative pieces. Well, now the New Yorker has weighed in, and its report has allegations that are even more... More »

Emails: Jolie Offered to Be Bait in Trap for Warlord

ICC honcho wanted her to invite Kony to dinner

(Newser) - In a plan that sounds more like a rejected movie script than reality, Angelina Jolie offered to help capture bloodthirsty warlord Joseph Kony by inviting him to dinner, according to leaked emails. In International Criminal Court emails leaked to the French website Mediapart , former chief ICC posecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo... More »

Angelina Jolie's Film Is Cambodia's Oscar Submission

Country submits it as foreign language contender at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie's First They Killed My Father has been named Cambodia's foreign-language submission to the Academy Awards, the AP reports. The Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee announced the choice Monday, calling Jolie's Cambodian genocide drama "cathartic" and hailing it for bringing back memories "often best forgotten.... More »

Angelina Jolie: We're Ready to Come Out of 'Lockdown'

She talks about post-split life, new projects with 'People,' 'NYT'

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie opens up in two new interviews, discussing everything from her latest project to her post-split life with People and the New York Times . Acknowledging that she and her six children with ex Brad Pitt have "been a bit in lockdown and going through some things" since she... More »

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 on Vanity Fair Coverage: 'I Am Upset'

Says story about casting children for her new film was misrepresented

(Newser) - A Vanity Fair interview with Angelina Jolie made headlines last week for a range of items, including the revelation she'd developed Bell's palsy last year. But one nugget in particular caught people's attention: how she allegedly cast kids for her new Netflix movie, First They Killed My ... 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 »

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 »

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