May 18, 2013 |
We applaud Times columnist Robin Abcarian for shining the light on the inequities in our healthcare system in response to Angelina Jolie's recent announcement about her prophylactic mastectomy. When Jolie made her medical decision, she had at her disposal the resources to pay for the procedures and the best doctors; not everyone has the same ability. At the Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC), our attorneys hear from individuals who experience great difficulty undergoing the same procedures as Jolie because they fear discrimination based on the results of genetic tests, and because their insurance won't cover the care they need.
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May 15, 2013 |
In the wake of Angelina Jolie 's announcement that she had a double mastectomy because of a rare gene, the American Cancer Society is warning that the radical surgery should not be taken lightly. Experts said that while the surgery is totally appropriate in certain cases, Jolie's path is not for everyone. "This does not mean every woman needs a blood test to determine their genetic risk for breast and/or ovarian cancer ,” said Dr. Otis W. Brawley, the American Cancer Society 's chief medical officer.
February 13, 2013 |
After centuries, sleepy Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone is waking up and changes are afoot at one the appellation's premier estates. First there was the Famille Perrin iPad app. Now, the family has a new joint winemaking project with actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. According to a story on the British wine magazine Decanter 's site, the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel and the Central Coast property Tablas Creek , will be making the wine at the Hollywood stars' Provence estate, Château Miraval , in Correns, France.
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May 14, 2013 |
Angelina Jolie announced that she had a preventive double mastectomy because she had a gene that made likely she would get breast cancer . Writing in the New York Times, Jolie, 37, said: “My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. They have asked if the same could happen to me.” In 2007, Times Staff Writer Anna Gorman wrote about the drastic surgery she had after learning she had the genetic mutation, BRCA1.
July 30, 2013 |
Does it matter that Angelina Jolie hasn't starred in a Hollywood film in the past three years? Or that her latest film, “The Tourist,” alongside Johnny Depp, was a tad bit lackluster ? Nope, not really. The mother of six still earned the title as Forbes' highest-paid Hollywood actress , with an estimated $33 million in earnings from June 2012 to June 2013. Cha-ching! Jolie, 38, beat Jennifer Lawrence ($26 million); Kristin Stewart, who topped the list last year ($22 million)
June 3, 2013 |
Angelina Jolie returned to the red carpet Sunday for the first time since she went public with her double mastectomy in May. She wore a sleek black Saint Laurent gown as she accompanied Brad Pitt to the London premiere of his new film "World War Z. " And she said she is feeling fine after the surgery. [People] Beyonce performed Saturday at a concert to benefit Chime for Change, the initiative she co-founded with Gucci's Frida Giannini and actress Selma Hayek earlier this year to work for justice, education and health for women around the world.
August 23, 2012 |
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six kids have been trailed by paparazzi from a very early age. Now, one of Brangelina's children is stepping into the spotlight in an actual film role. At the tender age of 4, the A-list couple's daughter Vivienne will make her acting debut alongside her mother in Walt Disney Studios' upcoming adaptation of "Maleficent. " The 3-D film, set to hit theaters in March 2014, stars Jolie as the villain from the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty. " The movie details why the evil fairy cursed Princess Aurora - a.k.a.
February 23, 2010 |
Depending on how one counts, it was a meeting either six months or almost 20 years in the making. The major participants? Two pop-culture luminaries. One was Angelina Jolie, the Oscar winner who launched 1,000 paparazzi and carried off with swagger such action flicks as "Wanted" and "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider." The other was Patricia Cornwell, one of the world's most commercial authors. The topic was Kay Scarpetta, Cornwell's signature character, the medical examiner in 17 mystery novels.
February 11, 2013 |
CBS memo or not, Jennifer Lopez went for the flesh flash Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, letting it all hang out in the leg department, a la Angelina Jolie at the Oscars. Lopez, of course, wore one of the most famous Grammy ensembles ever back in 2000 when she donned a green Versace dress that exposed pretty much everything except the unmentionables from her neck down to below her belly button. (She still has the dress, by the way, she told Harper's Bazaar recently.) This year's Anthony Vaccarello gown was definitely more modest, but given the network's warning about not showing things like "under curves of the buttocks" or "bare sides or under curvature of the breasts," it was a bit daring simply in terms of the amount of skin shown, as it revealed J. Lo's right leg all the way up to the hip. GRAMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Nomination snubs & surprises | Timeline | Red carpet | Video: Red carpet | Red carpet fashion Add to that the fact that she posed boldly on the red carpet in a manner similar to Angelina Jolie's famous " Jolieing " stance at last year's Oscars.
January 2, 2013 |
Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie become "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" on Christmas Day? The unconfirmed rumor du jour has Hollywood's No. 1 celebrity couple spiriting their brood off to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean to swap "I dos. " The Dec. 25 ceremony allegedly took place at designer Donna Karan's Parrot Cay estates, suggests the Telegraph, and those in attendance were said to have included Brad's parents Jane and William Pitt, and...