November 12, 2008 |
Angelina Jolie appeared at the double-wide doorway of a penthouse suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel unsmiling and peering warily from behind a curtain of dark hair. Attired in an opalescent, knee-skimming silk dress, she seemed grave -- imperious and businesslike enough to give German Chancellor Angela Merkel a run for her new ranking as most powerful woman in the world.
June 21, 2006 |
Back in the day when he ran CNN, Ted Turner resorted to a motto to explain why the network avoided high-priced anchors and other showbiz trappings. "News," Turner would say, "is the star." News may still be a star at CNN today, but I'm guessing it might be on the verge of throwing a tantrum about the reduced size of its dressing room. And who can blame news, with bigger stars like Angelina Jolie flitting around, sucking up all the attention with her tousled hair and beauteous bee-stung lips?
May 22, 2007 |
IF you believe the tabloid press, or even if you don't, Angelina Jolie hasn't lacked for experiences in her life. However, her relationship with Mariane Pearl, widow of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, brought her in contact with something completely new. "It's the first time," the actress says, an indefinable expression crossing a face so striking it can be difficult to look at straight on, "I've had a friendship with a journalist."
November 7, 1999 |
Stashed inside Angelina Jolie's big black leather purse is a small, well-worn hardback, "The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time," a book of quotes that Jolie apparently can't leave home without. "I love quotes," she says, opening the book and beginning to flip through it. Inside, she's marked her favorites with Xs and is eager to share them. "These quotes aren't necessarily for me, but for the characters I'm playing. Here's a good one: 'The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.'
January 21, 2001 |
"I took this role, and then I got worried," Angelina Jolie confided. "Lots of people were telling me I should do things that are considered to be more serious. At first, I thought I'd ruined my entire career and my entire life." She sighed deeply. "Then I thought, OK, I can't start worrying about that and not doing what I feel drawn to do. And I wanted to go on this adventure." Thus Jolie became the flesh-and-blood embodiment of Lara Croft, virtual heroine of the video game Tomb Raider.
October 15, 2012 |
Britney Spears' head sits on a pedestal on a dressing table in front of a mirror. Her blond hair is mussed, her brown eyes glassy. Betty White stands 10 feet away, wearing a blue dress and looking a bit lost. Her back is turned on Angelina Jolie's bare torso, as if trying to ignore it. "Betty and Britney are off the floor today, but they'll be back tomorrow," says Colin Thomas, the manager of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Hollywood, pointing in Britney's direction. "She needs her hair done.
December 24, 2011 |
For Ermin Bravo, it was the peanut butter that triggered the flashbacks. Years after the war in Bosnia ended, Bravo, a film and theater actor, still couldn't touch the condiment, fearful of what it would evoke. "It was the only thing sweet from those [aid] packages we got, and we ate so much of it during the war," Bravo, now 32, recalled. "Until this shoot [reacquainted me with it], I couldn't eat it. It brought back too many memories. " "This shoot" was the filming of "In the Land of Blood and Honey," a drama about some of the darkest events of the modern era, directed by one of its shiniest celebrities, Angelina Jolie.
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December 3, 2005 |
Brad Pitt is seeking to become the adoptive father of Angelina Jolie's children, the actor's publicist announced Friday. A legal petition seeking to change the names of the children to Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt was filed Friday in Los Angeles, publicist Cindy Guagenti said in a written statement.
May 9, 2012 |
Brad Pitt is going to have new swag to bring home to fiancee Angelina Jolie: He's been named the new face of Chanel No. 5. The company behind the iconic fragrance, famous since Marilyn Monroe suggested it was all she wore to bed, has tapped the leading man to be the face of its new international campaign. Pitt, the first male tapped to head Chanel No. 5 print and commercial advertisements, follows previous spokesfolks including Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard and Lauren Hutton.