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Monday
Jun032013

Angelina Jolie Makes First Public Appearance Since Double Mastectomy

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Angelina Jolie feels “wonderful” and is “grateful for all the support” she said Sunday at her first public appearance since she announced her decision to undergo a double mastectomy.

“I’ve been very happy just to see the discussion about women’s health expanded, and that means the world to me,” Jolie told the BBC at the world premiere of Brad Pitt’s new thriller, World War Z, in London. “After losing my mom to these issues, I’m very grateful for it.”

Jolie, 37, revealed in a New York Times op-ed on May 14 that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy after discovering she carries the BRCA1 gene, which increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

“My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in each woman,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much as I could.”

Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand died from ovarian cancer at 56, and the actress’s aunt died of breast cancer last month.

While the couple walked together at the distinctive black carpet at the premiere, Pitt choked up when asked about Jolie’s decision to go through the preventative procedures.

“I get a little emotional about it, because of just the act itself, what she did for our family, and then telling her story to others,” he told the BBC. “What it means to others has really surprised me.

“It was a very moving experience, it certainly brought our family tighter together,” Pitt said. “It’s just the bravest thing to me.”

Of Pitt, Jolie said his support had been nothing less than “extraordinary.”

“He’s such a wonderful man and a wonderful father and I’m very, very lucky,” she said at the premiere.

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Friday
Feb152013

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Get into Wine Business

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a new trick up their sleeves -- they're set to produce a new wine next month.

The rose wine will be called Miraval, Bloomberg reports.  The wine comes from grapes grown at Chateau Miraval, the couple's 1,000-acre estate in Correns, France.  The rose is being produced in a joint venture with the Famille Perrin of winemakers.

Pitt and Jolie both attended rose blending sessions to perfect the taste, and even had a hand in designing the bottle and label, which will have the names “Jolie-Pitt and Perrin" on it.

“We are intimately involved and quite enthused over the wine project with our friends the Perrin family,” a rep for Pitt told Bloomberg.

The new wine label is expected to produce a white by the end of the summer and a red by next year.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Get Married in the Caribbean?

Charbonneau/WireImage(LONDON) -- Are congratulations in order for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?  Britain's The Telegraph is claiming that the couple "secretly tied the knot" Christmas Day on the Turks and Caicos Islands, in the Caribbean.

The newspaper doesn't offer any other details regarding the alleged nuptials.

It has been reported that Pitt, Jolie, their children and various Pitt family members are vacationing at the home of designer Donna Karan on Turks and Caicos.

If the story is true, this would be Pitt's second marriage and Jolie's third.  They got engaged last April.

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Monday
Oct292012

Angelina Jolie Goes Halloween Shopping with Her Kids

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(LOS ANGELES) -- At least one of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids are ready for Halloween.

Us Weekly reports Jolie was spotted at the Halloween Adventure Superstore in Sherman Oaks, Calif., on Sunday, shopping with her 6-year-old daughter Shiloh and her 4-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

A source says, "They were there for close to an hour and they had a pretty large purchase."

The purchases included a unicorn costume for Vivienne and a dinosaur toy for Knox.

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Friday
Oct192012

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Among Website's Most Charitable Stars

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are stars both in front of and away from the camera.

The engaged couple is among the most charitable celebrities in the world, according to LookToTheStars.org.  The website, which tracks celebrity charity news, compiled its list by examining the number of non-profit organizations and charity events each star supports.

The site notes that Pitt supports 39 charities and foundations, and Jolie backs 27.

The highest-ranking celebrity on the site is musician Annie Lennox, who supports 36 charities and has been involved in more than 200 non-profit events over the past six years.

Another musician, Elton John, ranks second, followed by former President Bill Clinton, U2 frontman Bono, Pitt, George Clooney and Jolie.

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Wednesday
Sep262012

Brad and Angelina Book Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver for Christmas Dinner 

ABC/BRANDON HICKMAN(NEW YORK) -- There are still some 91 days till Christmas, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie apparently don't want to wait until the last minute to plan their holiday dinner.  The Sun reports the couple has hired British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to cook their Christmas meal.

A source tells the newspaper, “Jamie has been pals with Brad since he was married to Jennifer Aniston and Ange likes him too.” Jamie will prepare Christmas dinner for the couple and their six kids at their mansion in Surrey, England.

The source says "Brad asked him to do it after he begged Jamie for cookery lessons last year.  Jamie tried to teach him but he’s useless in the kitchen.”

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Thursday
Aug232012

Angelina Jolie’s 4-Year-Old Daughter Lands First Film Role

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is making her film debut alongside her famous mother, Angelina Jolie.

The Walt Disney Studios confirmed Wednesday to ABC News that Vivienne, one of Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s six children, will play a minor role as the child version of Princess Aurora opposite her mother in Maleficent.

Aurora, later portrayed by Elle Fanning, grows up to be evil Maleficent’s target in this live-action Sleeping Beauty tale. Jolie portrays the title character.

Production on the film began in London in June. Maleficent, which also stars Sharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson and Lesley Manville, is scheduled to hit theaters in March 2014.

Among Pitt and Jolie’s six children – Maddox, 11, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox – Vivienne is not the first to grace the big screen. That honor belongs to Shiloh, who was 10 months old when she had a cameo role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Pitt and Cate Blanchett’s daughter.

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Tuesday
Aug072012

Beyonce, Jay-Z Top "Forbes'" List of World's Highest-Paid Celeb Couples

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce and Jay-Z are movin' on up.  When Forbes released its list of the world's highest-paid celebrity couples last year, the hip-hop power couple was the runner-up for the top spot.  This year, they've climbed to number one.

The magazine points out that though Beyonce put the brakes on her whirlwind schedule in 2011 to welcome into the world her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, the mommy still raked in dough during her maternity leave.  According to Forbes, Beyonce pulled in large sums from her old hits, and that's on top of the money she's made from her platinum-selling album 4.

Between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012, Forbes reports that Beyonce earned $40 million, thanks in part to her non-musical ventures, including a fragrance collection.

As for Jay-Z, he made millions as part of The Throne, which sold out arenas on a global tour.  He stacked slightly less dough than his wife, with Jay earning $38 million between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012.  Some of his money came from non-musical enterprises, including cosmetics company Carol's Daughter and ad firm Translation, according to Forbes.

Together, Beyonce and Jay-Z collected an annual income of $78 million.

Second on Forbes' list is supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her quarterback-husband, Tom Brady.  Combined, the duo pulled in $72 million between May of 2011 and May of 2012, thanks to her modeling work, his NFL salary, and their respective endorsement deals.

David and Victoria Beckham rank third with $54 million, ahead of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who raked in $45 million, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who collected $40 million.

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Thursday
Jul192012

Report: Brad Pitt's Mom Buys Bible for Wedding Gift

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't announced any wedding date, but his mom has already purchased a Bible as a wedding gift for the couple, In Touch Weekly reports.

“It was a special wedding gift,” said Kris Burnett, the Mardel Christian & Education salesperson who sold Jane Pitt the Bible that cost $130.  “We prayed with Brad’s mom and sister over the Bible, asking the Lord to lead the way in Brad and Angelina’s life.”

Jane Pitt even had the name "Angelina" embossed on the cover.

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Friday
May042012

Angelina Jolie Hates Her Engagement Ring? 

ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua(NEW YORK) -- After seven years together, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally got engaged last month -- but there's one problem. Jolie hates her engagement ring, In Touch Weekly reports. In fact, the ring was nowhere to be seen April 22, when the 36-year-old actress met the foreign minister of Ecuador.

The emerald-cut diamond ring, worth an estimated $500,000, was designed by Pitt and his longtime jeweler Robert Procop. Still, “[Jolie] isn’t fond of it,” a source told the magazine. “Nothing against Brad’s design. She’s just never been enamored of white diamonds.”

Reportedly, Jolie instead wanted an emerald ring, not an emerald cut, because "emeralds are her favorite.”  Sources also say Jolie is "acting like a bridezilla" and has been complaining about Pitt’s choice of ring.

Pitt's manager, Cynthia Pett-Dante, told ABC News at the time of the engagement that Pitt proposed as "a promise for the future" and to please their six kids.

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