All those who auditioned for a role in the film were aware that it was all acting.
Angelina Jolie is devastated over 'misconstrued' reports that the casting process for her new film was a cruel exercise for underprivileged Cambodian children. The controversy arose after an interview left people believing that the children involved were not fully aware that the events in the audition were not real.
Angelina Jolie at 'Kung Fu Panda 3' premiere
The 42-year-old actress and filmmaker is denying allegations that she and producers for 'First They Killed My Father' allowed poor children auditioning to take some money from a table before having the director catch them and demand to know why they wanted the money. It was, in fact, all part of an improvisational routine based on a real scene in the forthcoming movie about the Khmer Rouge regime.
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The actress is promoting First They Killed My Father - a biographical thriller based on the Khmer Rogue regime
Angelina Jolie has long been a fan of Cambodia having adopted her eldest child, Maddox, from the country. Following repeated trips to his South East Asian birthplace, the actress and director recently embarked on a biographical thriller based on the Khmer Rogue‘s brutal regime - First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.
Angelina Jolie has come under fire for the casting of orphans in her new film
However, the star, and the film's casting directors have come under recent fire for the "traumatic" audition process for orphans cast in the film.
Jolie revealed that the stress of her divorce led to her being diagnosed with Bell's Palsy and high blood pressure.
Brangelina split up after more than a decade together, and two years of marriage, in September 2016, since going through a number of legal wrangles including with child services getting involved, investigating an alleged row between Brad and their eldest son, Maddox, on a private jet that happened around the same time.
However, the 42 year old actress and philanthropist spoke to Vanity Fair in an article published Wednesday (July 26th) about how the stress of the situation 10 months ago led to her soon being diagnosed both with high blood pressure and Bell’s Palsy, a type of paralysis that causes a sufferer to lose control of their facial muscles, a condition from which she’s since recovered.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Reveals Bell's Palsy Diagnosis After Brad Pitt Split
The couple split in September 2016 after two years of marriage
When Hollywood super couple and parents of six Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in September 2016, fans of showbiz were devastated. Subsequently, when it appeared the break up was going to be acrimonious, fans of love were inconsolable. However, it seems there could still some feelings between the actors yet.
The couple split after over a decade together
HollywoodLife has reported that Jolie - who filed for the surprise divorce almost a year ago - has been "overwhelmed" with memories of her ex-husband during a recent trip to Africa with her brood.
Pitt also discussed his relationship to alcohol, something that was rumoured to have fueled the divorce from Jolie last September.
The demise of ‘Brangelina’ was one of the biggest celebrity stories of 2016, with many expressing shock at how quickly such a high-profile and seemingly stable marriage fell apart. Now, Brad Pitt has broken his silence about his separation from Angelina Jolie in a new interview with GQ Style magazine.
Speaking about his divorce for the first time, the 53 year old revealed that he has sought professional counselling to help him deal with the emotional fallout of his split from Jolie, his wife over two years but with whom he was in a relationship for over a decade. They had six children – Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8).
“You know, I just started therapy. I love it, I love it. I went through two therapists to get to the right one,” he said.
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Brangelina are back on speaking terms, six months on from the announcement of their divorce, it has been reported.
Six months on from the announcement of their explosive divorce, it has been reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on “cordial” speaking terms for the first time as the custody battle over their six children goes on.
Back in September last year, when the news broke that Jolie and Pitt were to disintegrate their two-year marriage and relationship that had lasted for over a decade, it looked as if the process would be ugly, with details played out in the press.
However, in January this year, both sides agreed that the details of the custody of children Maddox (15), Pax (13), Zahara (12), Shiloh (10) and twins Knox and Vivienne (8) would be kept private in sealed court documents.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Reportedly Back On Speaking Terms
Pitt and Hudson had been romantically linked by more than one report earlier this week.
An article published by Australian magazine Woman’s Day on Monday (November 28th) claimed that: “Kate is Brad's mystery woman. They've been extremely close over the past few weeks, following several secret meet-ups.”
52 year old Pitt, of course, has been recovering from the shock of his divorce from Angelina Jolie, his partner of more than a decade and wife of two years, which was announced suddenly a little over two months ago.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Apparently NOT Dating Kate Hudson, Despite Reports
Stars just love opening their hearts to the less fortunate.
Sandra Bullock welcomes a new addition to her family in the form of her 3-year-old adopted daughter Laila; a little girl from Louisiana who was previously living in foster care. And it seems she has fit in with Bullock and her new brother Louis just fine.
Sandra Bullock has adopted her second child
Bullock, who has no biological children, embarked on her first adoption venture in New Orleans with baby Louis who is now 5. And it seems that she can't get enough of life as a single parent because now she's added a little girl to her brood. Adoption is not uncommon amongst celebrities, who choose to use their privilege to help out the disadvantaged in society (whether it be local or overseas). To name just a few star parents...
Continue reading: Sandra Bullock Adopts A Daughter! Plus, 10 More Celebrity Adoptions
Angelina Jolie has revealed that filming sex scenes with her husband Brad Pitt in her latest film By The Sea was "absurd". The actress, who also directs the 1970s set movie about a married couple trying to work through their troubles, explained during those particular scenes, the off-screen couple made "as many jokes as possible".
Angelina Jolie directed her husband Brad Pitt in their latest movie, By The Sea
The mum-of-six told Entertainment Weekly how bizarre it was for the two of them.
Jolie wrote, directed and produced the film and stars alongside husband Brad Pitt.
A decade after they first shared the screen together in Mr and Mrs Smith, Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are back working alongside each other in new movie By The Sea. But unlike comedy Mr and Mrs Smith, By The Sea is a deeply emotional drama about a strained married couple, which Jolie has described as “very personal.”
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the By the Sea premiere.
Speaking to E! News, Jolie said: "It's an unusual film. We tried to be very open and we hope we're allowed to do this kind of a film and people receive it and understand it.” The film sees the real life husband and wife as a couple who travel to a remote hotel in the South of France to try and save their crumbling marriage.
The actress was called a "spoiled brat" in the emails that were made public
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she was "not bothered" by the insults she received during an email exchange between producer Scott Rudin and then Sony studio head Amy Pacal that was made public. The actress-turned-director has spoken about the incident for the first time while on the promotional trail for her latest film By The Sea.
Angelina Jolie has spoken out about leaked Sony emails in which she was mentioned
Talking to the New York Times, the mother-of-five said she "didn’t read any of the emails" but had been told about their contents - which included calling her a "spoiled brat" - and wasn’t bothered by them.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie "Not Bothered" By Comments About Her In Sony Email Hack
This time he has a whole panda brood behind him.
Po is set to return with an all new gang of martial art anthropomorphic animals in 'Kung Fu Panda 3', but this time he's reunited with his own kind - or so it may seem. Jack Black reprises the titular role and Alessandro Carloni joins previous director Jennifer Yuh Nelson at the helm.
Po finally meets his father in 'Kung Fu Panda 3'
After successfully defeating two nemeses with his unorthodox kung fu style in the previous two films, Po faces his biggest challenge yet with 'Kung Fu Panda 3'; he has to teach a whole clan of useless pandas the art of kung fu - something that he himself had trouble enough grasping to begin with. On the other hand, he's finally reunited with his biological father, who sensed his survival at the end of 'Kung Fu Panda 2', even though Po has finally found peace in Mr. Ping the goose being his true father.
She's the queen of red carpet glamour.
Angelina Jolie looked positively stunning as per usual when she hit the proverbial red carpet with hubby Brad Pitt for the WSJ. Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Wearing a strapless floor-length gown in her staple colour of black, it got us thinking about all her best entrances.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the WSJ Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards
There's no arguing about the adorableness of that velvet bow at the back of her sheer-panelled dress. She had her hair pulled in an up-do for maximum effect, maintaining such elegance and grace that can only be achieved by a star of her calibre and experience. Of course, this is but one in a long line of jaw-dropping looks this 40-year-old has pulled off on the red carpet in recent years.
Continue reading: 10 Times Angelina Jolie Turned Heads On The Red Carpet
Po and The Furious Five return in Kung Fu Panda 3! Po might now be the undisputed Dragon Warrior but his mission of self-growth and protection for the citizens of the Valley of Peace. Taking advice from the person he trusts most, Master Shifu Po discovers that his real journey is just beginning as he must transition from warrior to teacher.
After finding his birth father, Li, Po finally feels he belongs to someone. Po's stepdad, Mr Ping on the other hand isn't so convinced that this new panda is a relative at all! The Panda's travel to a secret panda village where Po, for the first time, is surrounded by Bears - most clumsy - just like him.
When a supernatural beast named Kai comes to their region, he threatens to put the lives a of some of the animals Po loves most in danger. To survive the attack by Kai, Po must train his new family and teach them how to fight for themselves - after all, surely they all have some of the Dragon Warrior in them?
Continue: Kung Fu Panda 3 Trailer
Here's a snippet of what to expect in the near (and not so near) future.
Walt Disney Pictures have been having a field day with the amount of fairytale re-makes and endless sequels being released and announced recently. No doubt one of the most prestigious film companies in Hollywood, being nearly 100 years old, the unit and its studio parent Walt Disney Studios are responsible for some of the greatest classics ever produced - but what can we expect on our screens in the next 5 or so years?
The Jungle Book is set for release next year
Everyone's excited to see Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the 2017 live action re-make of 'Beauty and the Beast', and we've already received a teaser for Jon Favreau's 'The Jungle Book' starring Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba and Bill Murray. But did you know Disney are also re-launching the likes of 'Mary Poppins', 'Winnie The Pooh', and 'Pinocchio' with a script from Peter Hedges? As for sequels, 'Toy Story 4' is a no-brainer, and 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Frozen 2' already have a buzz about them, but what about 'Wreck-It Ralph 2', 'National Treasure 3' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'?
Pitt and Jolie star in the new movie 'By The Sea' together, but in their joint promotional interview they opened up about Jolie's continuing fight against cancer.
In a very rare joint interview, Hollywood A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spoke together about their marriage, Jolie’s health following her cancer scare, and the new movie in which they star together, By The Sea.
The pair, who have been married since 2014 but together for nearly ten years, spoke to Tom Brokaw on the ‘Today Show’ on Monday (November 2nd). For the second time in their career (after 2005’s Mr & Mrs. Smith) they play an on-screen married couple with more than a hint of dysfunction in their lives, but it was Jolie’s revelations about her health battles that proved the most engaging part of the interview.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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He has opened up about being directed by his other half in their new film, By the Sea
The old adage says that you should never work with children or animals and for some that extends to spouses as well. But for perfect couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt working together is just another thing they’re perfect at apparently.
The perfect couple both at work and at home
Speaking to V magazine, Mr Pitt opened up about taking direction from his significant other in their new film By the Sea.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Reveals He Trusts Angelina Jolie "With His Life"
Ricky Gervais has been named as the host of the Golden Globes Award Ceremony, scheduled to take place in January 2016.
Ricky Gervais is hosting the Golden Globes once again. The news was announced on Monday (26th October) by the Hollywood Press Association, the ceremony’s co-producer, and confirmed by Gervais on social media.
Ricky Gervais with his partner, Jane Fallon, at the 67th Emmy Awards Ceremony in September 2015.
Continue reading: Ricky Gervais Set To Host The Golden Globes For Fourth Time
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt talk about the unusual situation of playing a married couple while actually being married in real life on the set of their newest movie 'By The Sea'. The drama is the latest directorial venture from Jolie herself, and tells the story of the turbulent relationship between a couple during their French vacation.
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A recently published Austrian study has shown the publicity surrounding Angelina Jolie’s cancer prevention surgery has raised awareness of different surgery options.
Angelina Jolie is a woman of many talents: not only is she a hugely successful actor and director, she’s a UN ambassador and a woman who has done her upmost to raise awareness of the risks of cancer to those who carry the BRAC1 gene. Her mission to raise awareness, including publicising her decision to undergo a double mastectomy in 2013, has been successful, the results of a recently published study show.
Angelina Jolie at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles, January 2015.
Angelina Jolie-Pitt attended a House of Lords committee on Tuesday (8th September) and warned of Islamic State’s use of sexual violence as a weapon.
Angelina Jolie-Pitt, in her role as a UN Special Envoy, attended a House of Lords committee on sexual violence in war on Tuesday (8th September). Acting as a key witness, the 40-year-old Unbroken director warned rape is being used – as it has been used for centuries – in conflicts around the world as a weapon. She further stated Islamic State, which she described as “the most aggressive terrorist group in the world today”, was actively encouraging the use of sexual violence against women and girls in Syria and Iraq.
Angelina Jolie at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in L.A., January 2015.
The couple, who are starring in the forthcoming movie 'By The Sea' together, have looked at properties in Westminster and Marylebone in the recent past.
Hollywood A-list couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly house-hunting for a new residence in central London. The reason for the potential move is rumoured to down to Jolie’s desire, as a humanitarian and activist, to become involved in European politics in the future.
“They're house-hunting in London because Jolie wants to slowly immerse herself in E.U. politics,” a source told Us Weekly was the reason that the Jolie-Pitts were looking to move to the English capital, and are thought to have started their search as early as last year.
Angelia Jolie and Brad Pitt are believed to be house-hunting in central London
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It's the 1970s and Roland and Vanessa are an outwardly respectable married couple, struggling to find common ground with each other. While the latter used to be a dancer, the former is now a writer, and while the pair clash continually they decide to venture to France together in the hopes of rebuilding their relationship and saving their marriage. The stay at a beautiful and luxurious seaside resort and find themselves inextricably bonding with a local couple named Lea and François who are just married, and two other eccentric resident business owners called Michel and Patrice. But with accusations of infidelity plaguing their lives, struggles with mental instability on both parts and even violent altercations happening almost daily, can their marriage really be saved by their newfound friends and a glorious sea view?
Continue: By The Sea - Teaser Trailer
Angelina Jolie is “delighted” to be joining the team working on the upcoming animation, ‘The Breadwinner’.
Angelina Jolie is executively producing The Breadwinner. The upcoming animated film follows a young girl’s experience living in Taliban controlled Afghanistan. The upcoming movie is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Deborah Ellis, published in 2000.
Angelina Jolie at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Los Angeles in January 2015.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Executively Producing ‘The Breadwinner’
The couple are protective over their private lives and images of their daughter Wyatt, and are taking the Mail's publishers Associated Newspapers to court in the UK.
Hollywood celebrity couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are taking the Daily Mail’s publishers Associated Newspapers to court in the UK over unauthorised pictures the outlet published of them with their baby daughter.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kutcher and Kunis have filed a complaint against the publishers at London’s High Court, concerning two articles which appeared recently on the MailOnline that featured “wrongful publication of paparazzi photographs of family outings”, including images of the couple with their nine month old daughter Wyatt.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in Los Angeles with their daughter Wyatt in January 2015
Jolie will be adapting a memoir by a survivor of the Cambodian killing fields, 'First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers', with an anticipated release in late 2016.
Angelina Jolie is teaming up with Netflix for her next stint as a director, which will be a dramatic adaptation of a real-life story about Cambodia’s genocidal Khmer Rouge regime, according to Variety.
Jolie, an outspoken advocate of global human rights issues and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency, will be adapting ‘First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers’, a 2000 memoir by Loung Ung, a Cambodian writer, human rights activist and survivor of the 'killing fields' whom Jolie has known for more than a decade.
Angelina Jolie will be working on a project with Netflix about the Cambodian killing fields
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Direct Cambodian Genocide Drama For Netflix
Deborra-Lee Furness won't let her husband act with Angelina Jolie - she jokes.
Hugh Jackman is apparently “not allowed” to act alongside Angelina Jolie – according to his wife Deborra-Lee Furness! They may have one of the most stable marriages in showbiz, but it would seem that there’s one woman she won’t let Jackman share an on-screen kiss with.
The 59 year old actress and her husband were speaking to the ‘Today Show’ in her native Australia on Monday when she said to presenter Lisa Wilkinson. “I've told his agent he's not allowed to work with Angelina, I'm sure she's lovely," Furness says, then adds, "I'm just kidding.”
Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman
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Hollywood royalty met British royalty on Friday when the two couples enjoyed tea at Kensington Palace.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt accepted a very royal invitation on Friday, when they joined Prince William and Kate Middleton, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, for tea and Kensington palace. It was the first time the two couples had sat down together, with the 'informal' meeting being said to have taken months to co-ordinate.
Brad and Angelina enjoyed tea at Kensington Palace on Friday.
A Kensington Palace spokesman confirmed to US Weekly that the meeting took place saying, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt at Kensington Palace on Friday afternoon."
Po the giant panda may be ever increasing his prowess at kung-fu, but he still has a lot to learn. Even so he faces yet another dangerous threat to China in the form of the evil spirit Kai, who is determined to take over the country by robbing various martial arts masters of their powers. Meanwhile, Po has a few personal problems to contend with. His long lose biological father has re-appeared out of the blue, looking for his soon having sensed that he is still alive somewhere. And so, Po returns to where he was born - though he has never felt less at home. He is being pressured into an arranged marriage with a needy panda named Mei Mei, but he's got to put his family issues on hold if he wants to save China yet again. Unfortunately, the only way he can do it is by training up his new panda neighbours in the art of kung fu - he's never had a more difficult task than this.
Continue: Kung-Fu Panda 3 - Teaser Trailer
Charlize Theron has no interested in directing, preferring to stay in front of the camera so she has "somebody to blame" if things go horribly wrong.
Charlize Theron has no desire to step behind the camera - at least not any time soon. Theron was interviewed at the L.A. premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road on Thursday night (7th May) and claimed she enjoys not having to take on the full responsibility of directing.
Charlize Theron at the L.A. Mad Max: Fury Road premiere.
Angelina Jolie and Maddox Friday 7th September 2007 Angelina Jolie picks up her son Maddox from school who is happy to show off his missing two front teeth New York City, USA
Date of birth
4th June, 1974
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