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.
September 9, 2013 |
Just a few months ago, Brad Pitt and his production company, Plan B Entertainment, were being skewered all over Hollywood, as the actor was personally blamed for every misstep in the making of “World War Z.” Even the celebrity-fawning Vanity Fair magazine went on the Pitt attack. Today, his zombie movie is a global hit, having grossed more than $536 million around the world. But Pitt's production of “12 Years a Slave” might end up being even more commendable, as the true account of Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery, has become the runaway critical hit of the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals.
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.
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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.
June 16, 2006 |
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.
July 8, 2005 |
Angelina Jolie and her "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star, Brad Pitt, were in Ethiopia to pick up the orphaned baby girl she is adopting, an official said Thursday. With them was Jolie's 3-year-old son, Maddox, whom she adopted from Cambodia. Tesfeye Berhu, manager of the Wide Horizons agency, which arranged the adoption, said the exact cause of death of the baby's parents isn't clear, but he suspects they died of AIDS, which has killed more than 900,000 people in Ethiopia.
June 8, 2006 |
People and Hello! magazines launched legal action Wednesday against two websites that published a picture of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their newborn daughter. When Pitt and Jolie sold rights to the images of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt through Getty Images, People magazine paid a reported $4 million for the right to release the pictures in North America, while Hello! obtained British rights.
May 30, 2006 |
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt celebrated their daughter's birth in Namibia by donating $300,000 to help other babies in the impoverished southern Africa nation. Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt at the Welwitschia Clinic in Walvis Bay on Saturday. Mother and baby were both healthy and doing very well Monday, said Samuel Nuuyoma, governor of the Namibian region of Erongo. The couple also gave $15,000 for a school and a community center in Swakopmund.