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May 25, 2000
This letter is in reference to the story in the May 18 issue about the marriage between Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie ("We've Only Just Begun"). It was neither news nor was it funny. It made fun of these two people by ridiculing their multiple marriages and Angelina's close relationship with her brother. This article did not enlighten or entertain me and I am disappointed that the L.A. Times chose to put such an unworthy article in its newspaper. --KATHLEEN NIEDERST GOODMAN Tarzana
April 18, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Two iconic female screen presences will return to the multiplex after an extended absence in "Maleficent," Disney's retelling of "Sleeping Beauty": star Angelina Jolie, and the title character she portrays. In a new featurette about the film, which opens May 30, Jolie and her fellow cast and crew say the tale will answer questions about the past and future of Maleficent, the sorceress who cursed Princess Aurora into a death-like slumber in the 1959 animated musical version of the classic fairy tale.
November 14, 1999
While I decry the obscene violence in "The Bone Collector," Angelina Jolie proves there that she is everything many of us thought she could be ("A Proverbial Adventurer," by Anne Bergman, Nov. 7). Jolie is an actress who always seems to be playing two emotions: one there on the surface, the other smoldering underneath and fighting to get out. It's the same quality that the young Marlon Brando and James Dean had, a mysterious undercurrent that made them the most intriguing players of their generation.
April 12, 2014 | By S. Irene Virbila
The second vintage from Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's wine estate in southeast France is a spectacular rosé from an unspectacular year. Made by the Perrin family of the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate Château de Beaucastel, the 2013 Château Miraval rosé is elegant and fresh, with a scent of wild strawberries. I could drink this very serious rosé all summer long. Quantities are limited, though, and this one may be gone even before summer gets here. Have it with radishes and butter, with toasts spread with tapenade, crudités, grilled salmon or a simple roast chicken.
September 5, 2013 | By Annlee Ellingson
In the wake of Miley Cyrus' scandalous performance on the Video Music Awards, "American Milkshake" from writer-director-producers David Andalman and Mariko Munro hits on a particularly topical trend: the (mis)appropriation of black culture. In this case, Jolie (Tyler Ross), a skinny white teenager in suburban D.C. circa 1995, wants more than anything to be a baller, and it's a "dream come true" when some of the big black boys bused in to his magnet school from the Maple Avenue Towers get hurt, in trouble or arrested - increasing his chances to make the team and then to get "some clock.
August 31, 2008
SO THE Los Angeles Times does another puff piece ["A Late-Night Snark," by Greg Braxton, Aug. 24] on another controversial celebrity and fails to mention how Chelsea Handler insulted the Asian American community. Last year, while a guest on "The Tonight Show," Handler said of Angelina Jolie's Vietnamese son, Pax, "He probably doesn't even realize he's Asian yet. He certainly doesn't know he's going to be a horrible driver ... or that he's going to be amazing at doing nails!" Funny how Handler didn't pick on Jolie's Ethiopian daughter -- imagine the outrage if she had!
August 15, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Denounced by one property owner as a “communist land grab,” a bill is advancing in the California Legislature that would allow local governments to spend tax money to seize land from residents and provide it at a discount to private developers. Dubbed by some as the “son of redevelopment,” SB 1 would replace redevelopment project areas disbanded more than a year ago with new Sustainable Communities Investment Areas. The establishment of the areas would allow local officials to use money from the growth in property tax revenue, bonded indebtedness and powers of eminent domain to take properties from some and give them to others for economic development.
May 18, 2013
Re "Why Jolie's surgery? It's for the kids," Column One, May 15 My story is similar to Angelina Jolie's, though there are some differences. Ten years ago, at the age of 43, I had a prophylactic double mastectomy because I was the single mother of two sons, one of whom has autism. The thought of dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis while raising them was inconceivable. Although I do not have the BRCA mutation that prompted Jolie to undergo surgery, I had a history of mantle radiation to my chest for the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma in my early 20s. The long-term side effects of the intense, prolonged radiation treatments of the 1980s became apparent many years later.
August 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Family ties between Angelina Jolie and her son, Maddox, just got a little tighter. A royal decree approving Cambodian citizenship for Jolie, star of the "Tomb Raider" films, was signed by King Norodom Sihamoni on July 31, Sok Sam Oeun, an official of the Council of Ministers, said Friday. Sok Sam Oeun said he was working through Jolie's contacts in Cambodia to notify the 30-year-old actress of her new citizenship.
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.
March 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman, This post has been corrected. See note below for details
LAS VEGAS - At CinemaCon, most movie studios trot out a slew of their most recognizable actors and filmmakers. But when Angelina Jolie is in town, there's really no need to bring any other star on stage. That was the message Universal Studios conveyed Tuesday, when the actress surprised exhibitors by turning up to preview “Unbroken,” the World War II drama she directed, which is due out this Christmas. It wasn't that unusual to see a celebrity of her caliber at the event - this week, Johnny Depp, Clint Eastwood and Mark Wahlberg all are scheduled for Sin City.
March 5, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Angelina Jolie knows that she can appear to be a bit austere in the public eye, but when she's at home, the brunet beauty says, she relaxes and makes sure to have fun. The 38-year-old actress-director, who appears in character for "Maleficent" on this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, told the mag she's a different person at home. "Outside my home I can be somewhat serious," Jolie said ( via People). "We laugh and we play, and I'm light again, and I'm a kid again, and I'm loving and soft again, because they've brought that back in my life.
March 3, 2014 | By Chris Lee
At precisely 10:46 p.m. Sunday -- after the Oscar-hand-out action inside the Dolby Theater was receding in the cultural rear-view mirror with every witticism of Ellen DeGeneres -- and the Academy Awards after-party festivities were in full swing on the uppermost floors of the Hollywood and Highland complex, with just about everybody who is anybody in the 2013-14 awards season scrum turned out in their black-tie finest -- Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt...
February 17, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
As an actress, Angelina Jolie has played her share of butt-kicking, larger-than-life action heroines. Now her first studio film as a director, "Unbroken," finds her exploring heroism of a different sort in the story of 1936 Olympian Louis Zamperini, who survived on a raft with two other crewmen for 47 days after being shot down during World War II, only to be captured by the Japanese and held for two years as prisoners of war. Universal Pictures debuted...
November 17, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards - or as Martin Short called them, the "highest honor an actor can receive ... in mid-November" - were presented Saturday evening in Hollywood. And Short's joking comment aside, the evening made for a heartfelt tribute to three movie legends - Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi - picking up honorary awards for their body of work, as well as Angelina Jolie, winner of the academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
November 12, 2013 | By John Horn
The evil sorceress from "Sleeping Beauty" looks pretty evil indeed. The new poster for Angelina Jolie in "Maleficent" has been unveiled, and the actress doesn't look like someone you'd have over for Thanksgiving supper. In a black, horned headdress from a costume designed by Anna B. Sheppard ("DragonHeart," "Schindler's List" and "The Pianist"), Jolie stares out in the poster as if she has some rather dangerous designs. The movie is a retelling of the famous fable from the point of view of its villainess.
March 24, 1991 | From Associated Press
Unbeaten Jolie's Halo went to the front and led all the way as he romped to his sixth straight victory Saturday in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap. Jolie's Halo, the overwhelming favorite at 1-5, won by three lengths over Primal, with Chief Honcho third. The 4-year-old son of Halo was ridden by Robin Platts and ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:01, and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.
March 21, 2003 | From Associated Press
Angelina Jolie was left frockless for Sunday's Academy Awards after the gown she'd planned to wear was stolen from the car of British designer Scott Henshall. The $4,700 gown was among seven dresses, jewelry and accessories worth a total of $62,400 that were snatched from the back of the designer's convertible in London's fashionable Knightsbridge district Wednesday, said spokesman Paul Bhari. A "devastated" Henshall flew to Los Angeles with alternative dresses for Jolie to consider, Bhari said.
November 1, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
With the time-skipping rom-com "About Time" opening this weekend in theaters, photos were just released that include its rising star, Domhnall Gleeson, on the set of "Unbroken. " The second feature directed by Angelina Jolie, the film began production earlier this month. "Unbroken" tells the true story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini, played by Jack O'Connell, who survived on a raft with two fellow crewmen for 47 days after being shot down in WWII, only to be captured and detained for two years as prisoners-of-war by the Japanese.
September 5, 2013 | By John Horn
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor actress Angelina Jolie with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a coveted honor given to people "whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” The academy also announced Thursday that it would give special honorary awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and veteran costume designer Piero Tosi. Once part of the annual Oscar telecast, the Governors Awards are now a separate event. The fifth-annual ceremony will occur on Nov. 16 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
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