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.
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.
See your ad here
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
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.
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.
Jon Voight learned Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after reading about it online.
The 74-year-old actor did not know his daughter had gotten surgery, even though he saw her just days before her op-ed in The New York Times was published.
“My love and admiration for my daughter can’t be explained in words,” Voight told the New York Daily News about Jolie. “I saw her two days ago with my son Jamie. We all got together for his birthday, with her and Brad [Pitt]. But I didn’t know. It wasn’t obvious at all. I found out [Tuesday] morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this.”
He “absolutely” understands why she kept him in the dark for three months. “I completely understand. I want the focus to be on the inspiration,” he added, saying that they spoke on Tuesday after the news went public.
Jolie and Voight have had a rocky relationship. The actor cheated on Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, with another woman in the 1970s. The two later got divorced and Bertrand raised Jolie and her brother, James Haven.
“I grew up fighting with him over things, usually regarding her [Bertrand],” the 37-year-old explained to “60 Minutes” last year. “There was a certain point where it just got to a breaking point. Things were said and things went too far. I decided that I felt it was an unhealthy relationship because it was making me feel sick, and making me feel and making me too emotional. So I stepped away and I called my mother and told her I would not be speaking with him anymore.”
In 2001, Voight went on “Access Hollywood” and tearfully pleaded for Jolie — whom he was already estranged from — to seek help for her “serious mental problems.” Seven years later, Voight and Jolie reconciled while she was pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne in 2008.
Jolie began speaking to her father because it was best for her family. She again put her family first when she decided to get a double mastectomy after finding out she carries the breast cancer gene, BRCA1. She said she never wants her six children to be fearful of losing their mother, since she lost her own to cancer in 2007.
“We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer,” she wrote, referring to herself and fiance Brad Pitt. “And it has.”
Source: Huffington Post
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is echoing Brad Pitt’s response (and many others) to Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.
The celeb wrote a piece for Huffington Post, titled “Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Privacy,” where she not only praises the star’s bravery to undergo the procedure, but her ability to do it in private.
“Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included,” she wrote, adding that, “She is brave and bold and challenging. She challenges the world with her thoughts and actions and deeds. She tells stories that have meaning. She walks the walk, talks the talk and does so with jaw dropping beauty and admirable and seemingly effortless style.”
Curtis makes note that Jolie’s big revelation was done with “eloquence and dignity and grace,” giving women a positive message of pro-action.
The celeb goes on to admire that the mother of six had the opportunity to go through such a sensitive ordeal without the “tabloid machine” breathing down her neck.
“Surrounded by people she had to trust with this most delicate and sensitive of issues, she did it in the safety net of family and doctors and nurses and technicians who stuck with their original command: first, do no harm,” Curtis wrote. “They respected Ms. Jolie with her privacy and in doing so allowed her to share, if and when she wanted to, her journey with the public.”
The actress hopes that should a similar situation come her way, she will be able to “emulate Ms. Jolie as my guide and follow in her very strong and brave steps and her quiet dignity.”
Source: E Online
Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
The Oscar-winning actress and partner to Brad Pitt made the announcement in the form of an op-ed she authored for Tuesday’s New York Times under the headline, “My Medical Choice.” She writes that between early February and late April she completed three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts.
Jolie, 37, writes that she made the choice with thoughts of her six children after watching her own mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, die too young from cancer.
“My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56,” Jolie writes. “She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.”
She writes that, “They have asked if the same could happen to me.”
Jolie said that after genetic testing she learned she carries the “faulty” BRCA1 gene and had an 87 per cent chance of getting the disease herself.
She said she has kept the process private so far, but wrote about with hopes of helping other women.
“I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made,” Jolie writes. “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 per cent to under 5 per cent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
Phone and email messages left by The Associated Press late Monday night seeking comment from Jolie representatives were not immediately returned.
She is anything but private in the details she provides, giving a description of the procedures.
“My own process began on Feb. 2 with a procedure known as a ‘nipple delay,’” she writes, “which rules out disease in the breast ducts behind the nipple and draws extra blood flow to the area.”
She then describes the major surgery two weeks later where breast tissue was removed, saying it felt “like a scene out of a science-fiction film,” then writes that nine weeks later she had a third surgery to reconstruct the breasts and receive implants.”
Many women have chosen preventive mastectomy since genetic screening for breast cancer was developed, but the move and public announcement is unprecedented from a star so young and widely known as Jolie.
She briefly addresses the effects of the surgery on the idealized sexuality and iconic womanhood that have fuelled her fame.
“I do not feel any less of a woman,” Jolie writes. “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
She also wrote that Brad Pitt, her partner of eight years, was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Southern California for “every minute of the surgeries.”
Bertrand, Jolie’s mother, died in January 2007. She had small roles in the movies “Lookin’ to Get Out” in 1982 and “The Man Who Loved Women” in 1983. She raised Jolie and her brother after divorcing their father, Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight, when Jolie was a toddler.
Jolie has appeared in dozens of films including 2010’s “The Tourist” and “Salt,” the “Tomb Raider” films, and 1999’s “Girl, Interrupted,” for which she won an Academy Award.
But she has appeared more often in the news in recent years for her power coupling with Pitt and her charitable work with refugees as a United Nations ambassador.
Source: The Star