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November 12, 2008 | Chris Lee, Lee is a Times staff writer.
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 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
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 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
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."
January 21, 2001 | DAVID GRITTEN, David Gritten is a regular contributor to Calendar
"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 | By Jessica Gelt, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
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.
December 3, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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 | By Matt Donnelly
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.
June 16, 2006 | Matea Gold
CNN's Anderson Cooper has scored the first U.S. television interview with Angelina Jolie since the birth of her daughter in Namibia last month. The hourlong interview was taped Wednesday in Los Angeles and will air at 7 p.m. Tuesday on "Anderson Cooper 360" as part of a special program devoted to World Refugee Day. In the interview, Jolie discusses her work with refugees and her new baby.
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