Actress Angelina Jolie has said that she plans to have additional cancer-preventing surgery less than a year after the actress underwent a preventative double mastectomy.
“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet,” Jolie told Entertainment Weekly. “I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.”
Jolie underwent her double mastectomy in May 2013 after learning that she was at a heightened genetic risk for breast cancer. Jolie’s mother died of breast cancer aged 56, and upon learning Jolie was a carrier of the “faulty” BRCA1 gene, she opted for the procedure. The actress detailed her experience in a New York Times op-ed titled “My Medical Choice,” in which she wrote that her doctors put her chance of developing breast cancer at 87%, and ovarian cancer at 50%.
“Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” Jolie wrote in the Times. “I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.”
Ovary removal is common among women with Jolie’s particular heightened genetic cancer risk. The actress has not confirmed what her upcoming surgical procedure will involve.
Jolie, 38, is engaged to actor Brad Pitt. The pair have six children – three adopted and three biological.
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Chef Jolie! Angelina Jolie learned how to cook from her personal chef while in Australia directing Unbroken, a source tells Us Weekly in the Mar. 10 issue.
The gorgeous movie star mom, 38, recently overcame her kitchen-phobia, after learning a few healthy tips and culinary tricks from the pro, the insider tells Us. This will be a big lifestyle swap for the children, who are the “worst eaters,” according to the source. And feeding six kids with different food preferences is no simple task: The Jolie-Pitt kids “want to eat different things at different times,” the source adds.
Jolie, who once famously admitted that son Pax, 10, was a better cook than her, decided it was time to take control. The source tells Us that the mom is “very proud” of her new skill. (Back in 2011, Jolie boasted that she and fiance Brad Pitt cooked their own Thanksgiving turkey. “We were very successful and very proud of ourselves,” she joked to Anderson Cooper in an interview.)
Learning how to cook, however, was not the toughest task tacked by the star.
Jolie confessed Tuesday, Feb. 25 that it was a challenge getting producers to sign on for her upcoming movie Unbroken, which tells the true story of World War II hero and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini. “This has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” she told Tom Brokaw on Tuesday’s Today show episode. “I pitched my butt off.”
Jolie, who up until early February had been filming Unbroken since late 2013, was joined by her six kids on the Gold Coast.
Pitt, 50, who was busy filming upcoming movie Fury in London, oftentimes flew over to spend time with his beautiful brood. But after months apart, the family has reunited in full and returned back to the West Coast ahead of the Oscars.
“Since Sydney, everyone is in sync,” another insider told Us of the Jolie-Pitts.
Source: US Magazine
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.
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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
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