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.
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.
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 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...
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May 14, 2013 |
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy because of a rare gene she and relatives carry speaks to the importance of knowing your family's history with cancer, the American Cancer Society said. In an op-ed in the New York Times under the headline “My Medical Choice,” the Oscar-winning actress said she underwent surgical procedures to remove both breasts between February and April. Jolie, 37, said that genetic testing discovered she had the BRCA1 gene , which increased her chances of developing breast cancer to 87%. On Tuesday, the American Cancer Society released a statement urging awareness and caution regarding testing and prophylactic surgery.
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May 14, 2013 |
I'd like to raise the teensiest red flag on Angelina Jolie's laudable decision Tuesday to go public about her health struggles in order to help other women benefit from her experience. In an essay published Tuesday in the New York Times, Jolie wrote about opting for an elective, preventive double mastectomy and breast reconstruction after learning she carries the faulty BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. That inherited mutation, she wrote, gave her an 87% chance of contracting breast cancer, and a 50% chance of contracting ovarian cancer.
June 3, 2013 |
Angelina Jolie stepped out for the first time since revealing that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy. The superstar hit the London premiere of fiance Brad Pitt's action flick "World War Z"looking happy and healthy as she spoke about her condition. Jolie underwent three months of medical procedures to remove both breasts and decrease her high risk of breast cancer. She later had reconstructive surgery to have them replaced on April 27. She plans to have her ovaries removed next.
May 14, 2013 |
By opting for surgery to remove her breasts while they were still healthy, Angelina Jolie joined a growing number of women who have used genetic testing to take control of their health. Here are answers to some common questions about how DNA influences breast cancer risk and what women can do about it. What genes are involved in breast cancer? The two primary ones are known as BRCA1 and BRCA2. Hundreds of variants of these genes have been found that make a woman - or a man - more likely to develop breast cancer.
December 23, 2011 |
What Angelina Jolie has accomplished in "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is both impressive and unexpected. But because the task she set for herself is so difficult, it is not quite enough. Though not appearing on screen, Jolie functions as writer, director and co-producer of a film with subject matter so painful and emotionally complex it would be a challenge for even the most experienced creator. Not surprisingly for someone serious about involvement with humanitarian causes, Jolie has set "Blood and Honey" in the violent maelstrom of the former Yugoslavia during the war in Bosnia that lasted between 1992 and 1995.