Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie: 'There's a Lot I Can't Say'

She talks to the 'Guardian' about divorce, new book

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce lasted longer than their marriage, and the custody battle is still going on. The couple married in August 2014, and Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016. It took three years to finalize the split, and they are still fighting over custody of...

What Drove Angelina Jolie to the Arms of Social Media

Actress wants to help women and girls in Afghanistan

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie has finally made her Instagram debut. The actress launched a profile on the social media site Friday, describing herself as a "Mom, filmmaker, Special Envoy for UN @refugees." In her first post , she shared a letter sent to her from a teen girl in Afghanistan who...

Ousted Judge a Blow to Brad Pitt Custody Cause

Actor loses time with kids previously awarded to him

(Newser) - Brad Pitt has suffered a blow in his child custody battle with Angelina Jolie. Per People , a judge who previously awarded the actor more time with the former couple's kids has been disqualified from presiding over the case. A three-judge panel sided with Jolie's attorneys, who argued Judge...

Judge Tentatively Gives Brad Pitt Joint Custody

Angelina Jolie plans to fight on, and the decision affecting 5 children could change

(Newser) - Brad Pitt has won joint custody of his children with Angelina Jolie. A judge allowed the adjustment in the existing custody agreement to permit Pitt more time with the actors' children, NBC reports. But the decision is not final, and Jolie, who filed for divorce in 2016, plans to press...

Angelina Jolie Upset Judge Won't Let Kids Testify in Custody Case

Actress alludes to domestic violence in new court filing

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie criticized a judge who is deciding on child custody in her divorce with Brad Pitt, saying in a court filing that the judge refused to allow their children to testify, the AP reports. Jolie, who has sought to disqualify Judge John Ouderkirk from the divorce case, said in...

Jolie: This Thing I Love Became Impossible After Split

Actress, returning to action role, says she's been unable to direct

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie returns to her action-movie background as a firefighter in Those Who Wish Me Dead , coming out next month, to be followed by Marvel's Eternals in November. But if you were expecting some speech about how the perfect role or amazing script pulled her away from directing, you...

Jolie Says She Has 'Proof' Pitt Committed Domestic Violence

She and the kids are willing to testify, per court documents

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie says she and her children are ready to offer "proof and authority in support" of her claim that Brad Pitt committed domestic violence. Jolie has agreed to provide her own testimony, as well as the "testimony of minor children," according to leaked court documents filed...

Angelina Jolie's Churchill Painting Sets Auction Record

Former British prime minister's 'most important work' sells for almost $10M

(Newser) - A painting by former British prime minister Sir Winston Churchill has just sold for an auction record, making Angelina Jolie millions of dollars richer. The actress had offered up The Tower Of The Koutoubia Mosque, which Churchill painted in Marrakech, Morroco, during World War II. An anonymous buyer nabbed it...

'Zombie Angelina' Is Sentenced
'Zombie' Teen Gets 10 Years

'Zombie' Teen Gets 10 Years

Sahar Tabar was arrested in Tehran after posting distorted images of herself on social media

(Newser) - The crime: posting on Instagram. The sentence: 10 years. An Iranian court has sentenced teenager Sahar Tabar to a decade behind bars after she posted distorted images of her face on social media, Metro reports. The 19-year-old was celebrated for the Instagram posts, in which she resembled a "zombie"...

Brad Pitt to Debut Results of Secret 5-Year Project

If you've got an extra $400 lying around, sample his new rosé champagne next month

(Newser) - Some big names have teamed up to form the world's first Champagne house dedicated just to rosé champagne, and one name among them is especially huge, whether you're an oenephile or not. Wine Spectator reports that Brad Pitt—who has already been producing Chateau Miraval wine for years...

Angelina Wants Judge in Divorce Case Removed

She says he failed to disclose a business relationship with one of Brad's lawyers

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys, the AP reports. In a filing in Los Angeles Superior Court, Jolie argues that Judge John W....

Angelina Jolie: Split From Brad Pitt the 'Right Decision'

She says it was for the well-being of their 6 children

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie sat down with Vogue for an interview mostly about her work as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. But given that she is, in fact, Angelina Jolie, her comments about divorcing Brad Pitt were catching most of the attention. Some highlights:
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Angelina Jolie Reveals Daughters' Surgeries in Essay
Angelina Jolie Reveals
Daughters' Surgeries
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Angelina Jolie Reveals Daughters' Surgeries

Actress talks about girls helping others in International Women's Day essay

(Newser) - Two of Angelina Jolie's daughters have recently gone through surgeries, the actress reveals in a Time essay she wrote in honor of International Women's Day. She says for two months she's been "in and out of surgeries" with her oldest daughter, and more recently a younger...

Angelina Jolie: What We Need Is More 'Wicked Women'
Angelina Jolie
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'Wicked Women'

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...

We Have a New Female Thor
We Have a New
Female Thor

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....

She's the Most Admired Woman in the World
10 Most Admired
Men, Women in World

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,...

Angelina Jolie Makes a Name Change
Jolie Pitt'
Is No 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...

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...

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,...

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 ...

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