Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt recently sold some of the wine from their private French Estate for charity and raised a pretty penny! Their latest charitable efforts come after rumors that the award-winning actress may need more breast surgeries.
According to the British-owned Telegraph, the benefit was held for the Democratic Republic of Congo:
“A barrel of organic wine produced by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s estate in the south of France has been sold for more than €10,000 (£8,500) at auction, with the money going to support an agricultural project in Africa. Winegrowers in the village of Correns, where Pitt and Jolie have their chateau, 50 miles inland from Saint-Tropez, organised the sale on Wednesday evening as part of an annual auction to raise funds for the Democratic Republic of Congo, and donated to an agricultural cooperative which aims to teach young people about sustainable farming.”
This latest announcement came after a major U.S. tabloid claimed that Jolie could be undergoing more surgery before her wedding to Brad Pitt. Star is alleging that Jolie will be going back under the knife. This time, however, it will be cosmetic. According to an alleged insider, Jolie made a mistake in getting breast implants so soon after her mastectomy:
“Angie’s new breasts are uncomfortable and painful, and they’re driving her crazy…She did all of the research, and she knew it was risky to get implants so soon after the mastectomy. She’s not worried about her cancer anymore, but her new fear is that she rushed into getting her implants and there is a chance of infection.”
Jolie initially drew criticism for her decision to preemptively remove her breasts, however, she has since been praised by the medical community. Jolie explained her decision in The New York Times, telling readers:
My chances of developing breast cancer dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.
While India is home to many temples situated across the length and breadth of the country, Cambodia has a special temple named after Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie Temple is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It`s a 12th century site called Ta Prohm; it is otherwise known as Old Brahma and was initially named Rajavihara or the royal monastery. Now it`s popularly called the Angelina Jolie Temple.
Angkor Archaeological Park contains magnificent remains of over 1000 temples going back to ninth century, spread over about 400 square kilometers and receives about three million visitors annually. Its greatest of all Khmer monuments, mother of all temples and world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat, which was constructed in about 30 years, is dedicated to Hindu deity Vishnu and is featured on Cambodia’s national flag.
It was said to be the setting for various scenes in the first `Tomb Raider` film. It was said to be the setting for various scenes in the first “Tomb Raider” (Simon West) films, in which Jolie played the fantasy character Lara Croft.
Local restaurants sell `Tomb Raider` cocktails and she appears to be the patron saint of Cambodia
The authorities have requested the actress to maintain the heritage site.
Jolie has an adopted son named Maddox who belongs to Cambodia.
Universal Pictures’ “Unbroken,” which marks Angelina Jolie’s second outing as director, will shoot in Australia. The film will lense in New South Wales and Queensland, it was announced by the location attraction agencies of both states. The film will make use of the Village Roadshow studios and water tank in Gold Coast, Queensland. New South Wales said that it expects some of the post-production and visual effects work to be done in Sydney.
Both states are expected to contribute financially to the picture.
“The film was attracted to Queensland under Screen Queensland’s Production Incentive program,” said Queensland’s Arts Minister Ian Walker in a statement. “Securing production of ‘Unbroken’ in NSW will inject millions of dollars into the State’s economy and is expected to create more than 300 jobs for NSW-based crew alone, and more for cast and extras,” said NSW, Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade & Investment Andrew Stoner.
The pic is based on the Laura Hillenbrand book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” that follows the true story of Lou Zamperini who was a Los Angeles high school track star who raced in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1943, his Air Force plane crashed in the Pacific. He survived without food and water for 47 days, enduring shark attacks, aerial attacks and hunger before washing ashore on a Japanese island behind enemy lines, where he was held as a prisoner of war for two years and tortured by his captors.
The Coen brothers are giving the screenplay a final polish.
Cast announced so far includes Jack O’Connell (“300: Rise of an Empire”) as Zamperini, Garrett Hedlund (“TRON: Legacy”), Domhnall Gleeson (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) and Finn Wittrock (“All My Children”.)
Production is expected to start in the second half of October, though it has not yet been finalized. Queensland reported Universal as having set Dec. 25, 2014 as a stateside release date.
Jolie, Matthew Baer, Erwin Stoff and Clayton Townsend will produce. Mick Garris will serve as executive producer. Jolie previously directed the Bosnia-set “In The Land of Blood and Honey.”
“Unbroken” is not the only ‘runaway production’ heading to Oz. Bill Mechanic’s long-gestating fantasy film “The Moon And The Sun” is finally set to start shooting from April 2014 in Victoria, Australia. The $40 million picture will be directed by Sean McNamara and star Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy and China’s Fan Bingbing.
After a fallow period for attracting overseas films the Australian industry has recently been boosted by the weakening of the Australian currency compared with the US dollar. Although still at historically high levels, the Aussie dollar’s drop below parity has once again made the country’s film industry a competitive overseas destination.
It’s no surprise that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie like to travel in style, but the pair really splurged during a recent family trip to Hong Kong.
Life & Style has learned that the superstar duo spent $12,468 a night on the Presidential Suite of China’s five-star InterContinental Hong Kong hotel for a three-day stay.
The 7,000-square-foot pad boasts five bedrooms, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenette, private study, gym and 24-hour personal butler service for those late-night requests!
Despite the A-list amenities, Brad, 49, and Angelina, 38, didn’t stay holed up.
“Brad stopped into a Chinese coffee shop called Maxims for tea while Angie went shopping with the kids,” an eyewitness tells the new issue of Life & Style, on stands now. “They all looked like they were having a great time,” adding that they even took public transportation and dined out as a family!
Source: Life and Style
SHE wasn’t there for long but Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie left the village of Werris Creek starstruck yesterday.
Her whirlwind visit had the village in a spin and media hot on her tail as she arrived with her entourage and film executives to scope out locations for her next film. Jolie arrived in Australia at the weekend with her six children before preparations to direct the new World War II drama Unbroken – in which it is hoped places in Werris Creek will feature.
It is understood Werris Creek is among several NSW towns being scouted for the film, but in a brief exchange with The Northern Daily Leader Jolie appeared impressed.
“How does it feel to be in Werris Creek?” she was asked, to which the Tomb Raider star replied: “It’s wonderful.”
While she didn’t have her own children with her for a fly-in-fly-out visit, Jolie was happy to pose for photos with fans and hug local children on Punyarra Street.
Several houses in the street were on the list as potential locations for filming.
The 38-year-old appeared relaxed and casual as she drove around with her crew in a silver Hyundai van, leaving just after 12.30pm.
FIRST Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie touched down in Tamworth, then she headed to Werris Creek to scout for potential movie locations.
She was happy to smile and wave at interested locals, saying she it was “wonderful to be in Werris Creek”.
The gong-winning actress arrived on a commercial flight in the country music capital on Wednesday morning before being driven straight to Werris Creek.
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Jolie is in Australia to make her second feature film as a director – Unbroken.
It is understood production will soon move from Fox Studios to Village Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast.
But in between she stopped in to check out the architecture of a number of Werris Creek locations which are understood to be similar to that of the English village where her new World War II epic is set.
Source: The Herald
Check out the new poster that I found of Angelina for Maleficient. What does everyone think? There’s too much Photoshop going on in here no?
She is just not a pretty face with luscious lips. Angelina Jolie is also a confident enough woman to go behind the camera and call the shots.
She did that in 2011 with In the Land of Blood and Honey, but this time round she’s taken up a bigger challenge. Angelina J is directing a film titled ‘Unbroken’.
It tells the story of Olympian Louis Zamperini who, during World War II, remained aboard a raft after his plane crashed, was captured by Japanese soldiers and taken into custody.
Apparently Angelina J has met Mr Zamperini on a few occasions and calls him her hero.
Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie, in her role as a goodwill ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, urges the world’s nations to act to prevent rape and sexual violence in war zones. Foreign secretary William Hague presides over the meeting, after which a legally-binding resolution on the topic was passed
The former couple – who split 10 years ago – are still close and Angelina called Billy Bob to warn him that she was planning to undergo surgery after finding out she carried the BRCA1 cancer gene, which gave her an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer.
He is quoted by In Touch Weekly magazine as saying: “She told me she wanted to let me know before the public so I wouldn’t freak out. She’s an amazing person.”
While the actress turned to her former partner once she made the decision to have the surgery, it was her husband Brad Pitt’s mother who convinced her it was the right choice to make.
An insider previously revealed: “Basically, Brad’s mom helped save Angie’s life.
“When Angie told Jane that she was considering having genetic testing, Jane said to do whatever she thought was best for the children’s sake.
“That was all Angie had to hear. She made a decision right then and there to have it done!”
Source: CTV News
Angelina Jolie didn’t have to tell the world why she had been out of the spotlight for months. She could have said that she was just spending time with her large family or taking a much-needed break after years of working nonstop.
Instead the actress chose to open up about her preventive double mastectomy. Jolie, who carries a gene that puts her at an elevated risk for breast cancer, explained her decision in a New York Times op-ed that sparked both support and controversy.
Jolie’s ability to shape a national conversation while earning one of the highest paychecks in Hollywood makes her the most powerful actress on our Celebrity 100 list. Jolie ranks 41st overall with $33 million in earnings. Much of that comes from her upfront pay for the movie Maleficent, Disney’s new take on the old Sleeping Beauty story. Jolie stars as the wicked queen in the movie, which is scheduled for release next summer.