Sunshine and Happiness!
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Sunshine and Happiness!
Parang kambal lang sina Shi at Knox.
Happiness pag nakikita ko ang Jolie-Pitt Family.
Angelina Jolie takes her spirited brood: Shiloh, 5, Knox and Vivienne, 3, and Zahara, 6, day tripping in London on Saturday.
Hello everyone on board noodle, dodge, Estella, wellness, tseekat, jas, piscesian and to the lurkers! Yay!! Angie looks great as usual! So simple and chic!!! Love her boots!! The children are adorable! Shi is gorgeous!! The twins are so cute and adorable! Z is stunning! Thanks for the pics dodge!
Moneyball will premiere at TIFF!
Toronto unveils first pix
'Moneyball,' 'Peace,' 'Lady' to preem at fest
July 26, 2011
TORONTO -- Bennett Miller's baseball underdog drama "Moneyball" (Sony), starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, and Bruce Beresford's multi-generation family comedy "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," starring Jane Fonda and rising stars Chace Crawford and Elizabeth Olsen, will world preem on the Gala screen of the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
"An Inconvenient Truth" helmer Davis Guggenheim's U2 docu "From The Sky Down" will screen opening night -- marking the first time a docu has opened the fest.
The fest unveiled more than three dozen Gala and Special Presentation titles Tuesday morning, including the Gala North American preem of George Clooney helmed presidential primary suspenser "The Ides of March," which opens Venice.
Clooney starrer "The Descendants" (Fox Searchlight), helmer Alexander Payne's Hawaii-set family drama, will world preem in Special Presentations, as will Jonathan Levine's cancer comedy "50/50" (Summit), and Jay and Mark Duplass' meaning-of-life comic odyssey "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" (Paramount).
As announced earlier Tuesday, Luc Besson's based-on-a-true-story "The Lady," starring Michelle Yeoh as pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi and David Thewlis as writer Michael Aris, will also world preem, as well as "Trishna," Michael Winterbottom's modern India-set adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles," and Huh Jong-ho's "Countdown," starring Korean star Jeon Do-yeon.
The program also includes world preems of Roland Emmerich's Shakespearean-era thriller "Anonymous" (Sony), Derick Martini's coming-of-age road pic "Hick" and Cameron Crowe's "Pearl Jam Twenty," a rare-footage portrait of the Seattle band (playing back-to-back stadium shows in Toronto during the fest).
International titles world preeming in Special Presentations include Pawel Pawlikowski's Paris-set intrigue "Woman in the Fifth" (ATO), starring Ethan Hawke and Kristin Scott Thomas, "Americano," the directorial debut of Mathieu Demy who also stars opposite Salma Hayek, Wang Xiaoshuai's murder-tinged child-driven mystery "11 Flowers" and Malgorzata Szumowska's "Elles," starring Juliette Binoche as journo investigating university student prostitution.
The program's international preems include Drake Doremus' first love drama "Like Crazy" (Paramount), starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, and Nadine Labaki's woman-powered war-torn drama "Where Do We Go Now?"
William Friedkin's crime thriller "Killer Joe" will receive its North American preem in Special Presentations, making a Venice world preem a near certainty. Festival faves getting a Canadian preem in Toronto include Sean Durkin's Elizabeth Olsen-starring psychological thriller "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (Fox Searchlight) and Lynne Ramsay's parent-child drama "We Need to Talk About Kevin" (Oscilloscope).
KIDS 'N PLAY
They're all fun and games! Angelina Jolie and daughters Shiloh, 5, and Zahara, 6, are all smiles on Tuesday while heading out of a toy store in London.
OLIVIA WILDE: We're Obsessing Over The 'Cowboys & Aliens' Star In This Week's Girl Crush
Posted 14 hrs ago by Amy Wilkinson
If any chica were ever the embodiment of our Girl Crush title, it's certainly Olivia Wilde. Not only is the 27-year-old smoking hot, but she's a humanitarian who also knows how to kick butt, holding her own alongside action-hero veterans Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in this week's "Cowboys & Aliens." For all of these reasons, we're naming the starlet this week's Girl Crush.
An honor—we should add—Ms. Wilde was flattered to receive. "Oh my god. Thank you," she said in response to the news. "Wow, do I get a plaque or anything?"
Erm, no, but how about a handshake!?
Despite our lack of trophy or celebratory gift card, Olivia was still willing to give us her definition of a Girl Crush.
"I believe in the Girl Crush," she said. "I believe it's great for women to have other women to respect and admire. For me, I love confident women who are also really smart and funny. You know, someone who can be many different things—kick some *** on the street and tell a great joke."
So who is that lovely lady for Olivia?
"I've always loved Angie," she revealed. "I think Angelina [Jolie] has always been my Girl Crush. Me and a zillion other people. I'm not being very original."
We'll excuse your lack of creativity on this one, Olivia, because you're certainly not wrong.
Olivia Wilde has already said many good things about AJ in the past such as:
1) " she owns herself, she really knows who she is and carries that around and I just think she's the hottest, coolest girl"
2) Wilde’s #1 girl crush: "Angelina Jolie, hands down! Just seeing an actress who has been through it all and who doesn’t care what other people say about her – someone who has forged her own path."
When they met at Golden Globes: "I was sitting at her knees and talking about my parents and how dangerous being a journalist in a foreign country can be. Later, I was like, ‘Brad who?’ I didn’t even realize he was leaning over her shoulder the whole time. Everyone around her just disappeared."
3) "Angelina Jolie is my celebrity crush *giggles* and I know you all can understand..."
4) "I am inspired by actresses with real power like Sigourney Weaver in Alien or Carrie-Anne Moss in The Matrix. But my ultimate reference is Angelina Jolie in Salt. What you should know, is her role in this film was originally for a man! She persuaded production and has managed the challenge I set for myself: to be sexy without being defined by that."
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What's in a nose? Plenty, says doc
July 27 2011 at 07:18am
By Fiona Macrae
London - It is not often that he tops polls for his looks.
But Wayne Rooney has one of the most attractive noses in the country, according to researchers.
The Manchester United star's nose - or rather its snub shape - has been deemed among the most appealing by an academic who has completed what he claims is the first survey of its type to classify and record the different shapes of the human nose.
Before Rooney lets the compliment go to his head, however, he should know that those with snub noses are often viewed as lacking in maturity, warns the researcher.
Professor Abraham Tamir toured shopping centres in Europe and Israel, taking candid photographs of people with interesting noses. He then sorted the 1300 pictures and matched each with a face on a painting or other piece of art.
This revealed there to be 14 types of nose, with classifications ranging from “fleshy” to “celestial”.
The most common, particularly among men, was the fleshy nose, best illustrated by Prince Philip, which featured on almost a quarter of all the faces studied.
Writing in the Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, Professor Tamir says those with such a nose are likely to be generous, emotional, helpful and sensitive.
But it is not all good news. In the professor's opinion, both the “fleshy” and the “hawk” - such as Barbra Streisand's - are among the least attractive.
The Roman nose, seen on actor Tom Cruise, was sported by almost nine percent, who were ambitious, courageous and clear-thinking. Another classic, the Greek, as borne by Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas, were found on just three percent. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe joins the nine percent who sported an aquiline nose, said to symbolise a cool tactician with a business mind.
Some 13 percent had celestial noses, with celebrity examples including actress Carey Mulligan. These, the professor believes, are most attractive along with the snub noses found on five percent, and seen on Wayne Rooney. But while the snub shape may be attractive, it is not necessarily a blessing.
Professor Tamir, of Ben-Gurion University in Israel, said: “The snub nose is a small nose sloping upwards at the tip. People with this frequently lack spiritual and physical maturity.”
Kate Middleton, however, can also claim an attractive nose. Her shape was frequently found in paintings, suggesting artists saw it as a thing of beauty.
Simon Withey, of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said the results would have been different had the survey been done in another part of the world.
“Women like a nose like Angelina Jolie's - a very delicate nose with not a lot of bulk,” he said.
“Men like straighter noses. In general people don't like fleshy tips or excessive bumps.” - Daily Mail
Teaching them how to count their millions? Angelina Jolie buys her children fake money during a toy shopping spree
By Andrea Magrath
Last updated at 8:13 PM on 26th July 2011
One day they will inherit their famous parents' millions.
So perhaps it is wise that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children learn to be financially savvy from a young age.
Salt actress Angelina took two of her children, Shiloh, five, and Zahara, six, to The Toy Station store in Richmond today, where they loaded up on a number of items, including toy currency.
(Happy shoppers: Angelina Jolie treated her daughters Shiloh and Zahara to a toy shopping spree in Richmond today)
A Toy Station worker told the Mail Online that the 36-year-old and her daughters arrived at the store with their bodyguard and happily browsed with other customers.
'Once the other customers had left her bodyguard politely asked if we could close the doors while they shopped,' the worker revealed.
They added: 'The girls were very well behaved and Miss Jolie was very attentive to the children. She was very nice, calm and down to earth. A very natural family.'
(Retail therapy: Angelina was in great spirits during the shopping trip, employees at The Toy station told Mail Online)
The worker said that Jolie bought a number of items from the store but didn't spend too much money. 'She mainly bought pocket money toys.'
The actress bought a number of cap guns and joke items such as water-squirting cameras as well as the fake money.
Also on the shopping list was a £25 Strawberry Fairy costume for Zahara, who is known for her love of girly clothes, while sister Shiloh is a bit of a tomboy.
(Private: The actress happily browsed with other customers in the store, but her bodyguards then asked permission to keep the doors closed after others had left
Dress-ups: Jolie bought a £25 Strawberry Fairy costume for Zahara as well as fake money, cap guns and water-squirting cameras)
As with everywhere the family ventures, a crowd soon gathered when they realised who was inside the store.
The actress' bodyguard and a community support officer helped hold the fans and photographers at bay as the smiling trio, Angelina looking chic in a beige top and skirt and matching wedges, left the store.
The entire Jolie-Pitt family are in the UK while Brad, 47, shoots his film World War Z in the country.
('Very down to earth': Workers at the store told Mail Online that Shiloh and Zahara were very well behaved and Angelina was 'very attentive to the children')
While her partner is at work, Angelina has been keeping the children busy with days out.
Yesterday she took Zahara, Shiloh and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne to the London Aquarium.
and earlier in the week the entire brood were treated to a private screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 at the Odeon in Richmond.
Tuesday – July 26, 2011 – 2:30pm
Angelina Jolie treated daughters Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 5, to a shopping spree in the Richmond borough of London, England, Tuesday.
"She bought a fairy outfit for Zahara and a Viking helmet for Shiloh," the owner of Toy Station tells Us Weekly. "She also bought a few pocket money items, including a squirty camera, cap gun and a magic worm."
Wearing a cream top and her trademark Aviator sunglasses, The Tourist star, 36, "was very polite and was just chatting to the kids," the store owner adds.
Things were notably less calm than when Jolie brought her two eldest daughters to the same toy store on July 10. "She was there for 20 minutes," an onlooker told Us of her July 26 outing. "Police were waiting for her there to stop crowds."
During Jolie's July 10 shopping trip, the actress bought two Travis Design Dress-up dragon outfits (one for Shiloh and one for Zahara). Shiloh even put her costume on in the shop and left wearing it! The Oscar winner also purchased a Gund Jiggy Scales and Tails Light Up Roaring Dragon and a pirate hat with hair hanging off (similar to Johnny Depp's in Pirates of the Caribbean).
wafu ni papa brad.
The kids are so cute!
KFP2 just reached the 600M milestone. Great news for Angelina. Good karma for a good humanitarian.
new Angie interview
Lunch with the FT: Angelina Jolie
July 29, 2011
Watching Angelina Jolie stride through a restaurant is to be given a lesson in how to avoid attracting attention in public. She looks ahead impassively, her back is straight and she walks at speed so that she will have moved on before any diners, who think they might just have spotted the world’s biggest female movie star, have time to do a double take.
Unlike the other diners in The Grill on the Universal Studios lot in Hollywood, I know she is coming, so although I am seated at the back of the restaurant I notice her as soon as she enters. She is dressed entirely in black – black shirt, black trousers, black shoes – her long brown hair falling over her shoulders, a Louis Vuitton bag clutched at her side. Suddenly she is standing next to me and I am scrambling awkwardly out of my seat to introduce myself. “Hi,” she says, putting out her hand for me to shake, her face lighting up into a broad smile that almost knocks me off my feet. “I’m Angie.”
We squeeze into a booth facing each other and a waiter asks if she’d like something to drink. I arrived 10 minutes earlier and am already halfway through an Arnold Palmer – iced tea mixed with lemonade – a staple of California lunches. She orders a mint tea, flashing another smile.
She explains that she chose the location because she is using an office at the studio to put the finishing touches to her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story she also wrote, which is set in the Bosnian war. It’s a low budget affair with a little-known cast and today is her final day of post-production. “This is the crazy day,” she says, looking at the menu. “We’re down to the wire. Today at 4 o’clock we make the call and it’s all over. We’re locked and there’s no changing it.”
Lunch has taken a while to pin down. In addition to making films, Jolie, 36, has six children and a raft of humanitarian commitments with the United Nations as an ambassador with its High Commission for Refugees. Over the years her UN role has involved visits to camps in countries such as Sierra Leone, Pakistan and Ecuador.
She doesn’t have an agent or publicist so our meeting was arranged after several weeks of e-mail and telephone correspondence with a mysterious Frenchman called David. “I’ve got good news and bad news,” he said one day. “The good news is she definitely wants to do it. The bad news is you have to go to Malta.” Her partner, actor Brad Pitt, had been filming in Europe and she and the children were there with him.
We decided it would be better to wait until she had returned to Los Angeles, which is why we are now in a restaurant at Universal, home to Steven Spielberg’s production offices, several soundstages and the sets of numerous television shows. Inside The Grill, framed prints of classic Universal releases such as The Birds and The Creature from the Black Lagoon hang on the walls. I had taken in the surroundings while waiting for Jolie to arrive but now she is here it is difficult to look at anything else. In person, her beauty is amplified; her eyes sparkle mischievously when she laughs, her celebrated lips frame a set of blinding white teeth. She rarely does interviews and is guarded at first – particularly when I broach subjects that she is reluctant to discuss. For instance, she doesn’t want to tell me too much about her new film because she doesn’t want to pre-empt the press campaign which is being lined up ahead of its release. But as she deflects these questions, there is a knowing smile and a shrug that is almost apologetic, as if to say, “Sorry, it’s all part of the game”.
The waiter has returned with her tea, and when it is poured Jolie adds some honey to her cup. We look at the menus again. “There’s a pasta in here somewhere,” she says when the waiter asks if we’re ready to order. “I’ll have that with chicken.” I choose grilled salmon with heirloom tomatoes.
She tells me she has brought her daughters with her for this trip. She explains that she and Pitt tend to travel everywhere with them and the family is never in the same place for long. “We take turns working so one of us can be home with the kids.” They are apart when we meet, though. “It’s been hard – I’ve been [in Los Angeles] for a week and it’s very unusual to separate for this long. I brought the girls so we’re having a special girl trip. All the boys are hanging out with Brad ... he’s filming a zombie movie [World War Z].”
The Jolie Pitt family is a miniature League of Nations. Their eldest son Maddox, who is almost 10, was adopted in 2002 from his native Cambodia. Zahara, aged six, was born in Ethiopia, while Shiloh, the couple’s first biological child, was born five years ago in Namibia. Pax, whom they adopted four years ago, was born in Vietnam and three years ago, Jolie gave birth in France to twins Knox and Vivienne. “They are all learning about each other’s cultures as well as being proud of their own,” she says. “So it’s not like just the boys get to do the Asian thing. They all have their flags over their beds and their individual pride. We owe Vietnam a visit, because Pax is due. Z wants to get back to Africa, and Shiloh too. So everyone takes their turns in their country.”
She has been to Cambodia this year, to shoot an advertising campaign for Louis Vuitton with Annie Leibovitz. An impoverished country might seem like an odd place for a luxury fashion house to shoot an ad campaign but the final decision was made by Jolie herself. “To actually do it there, to highlight the beauty of the country, was something I was very happy to do because it is a place people should travel to,” she says. Indeed, she and Pitt have a house there – “it’s a little place on stilts”. Her fee from the campaign will go towards charitable projects in the country, she says, building on work she began with a foundation the family established in Maddox’s name. “It’s focused on protecting mountains from deforestation, poaching and clearing landmines. We put it together for Mad so when he’s older he’ll hopefully take it over.”
Our food has arrived. Jolie’s pasta is simple, with pieces of chicken in a tomato sauce. But my salmon is a part of an elaborate creation, built into a tower, with an ornate garnish of fennel, heirloom tomatoes and some other diced vegetables that I fail to identify. It looks ridiculous and when she sees my plate she bursts out laughing.
Given how much they travel I wonder where they consider home. “Home is wherever we are.” Does she feel rootless? “Yes, but happily. I’m very bad at staying in one place. I’m also bad at sitting still. I was a terrible student at school. But there’s so much to explore in the world ... so I love travel. If you can travel I think it’s the best way to raise kids.”
This reference to her youth reminds me how much she has changed over the past 15 years since she came to prominence with her role in the high school cyber thriller Hackers. Back then she seemed an archetypal Hollywood wild child. The daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand, she talked of self-harming in her teens and by her late twenties she had been married twice – first to Hackers co-star, English actor Jonny Lee Miller, and then to the American actor and singer Billy Bob Thornton. She had an interest in knives, acquired several tattoos – including one of Thornton’s name on her arm (it has since been removed) and wore a locket containing his blood.
The controversies accompanied a rising career. In 2000 she won an Oscar for her startling performance as a patient in a mental hospital in Girl, Interrupted and soon became a fully fledged action star with the role of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2001) and in films such as Mr and Mrs Smith (2005). It was on that set that she first met Pitt and the pair have since become Hollywood’s premier power couple, their fame magnified to the extent that they are, according to their friend, actor Matt Damon, “like prisoners”. The media scrutiny shows no sign of letting up. Last year the couple sued the News of the World when it printed a false story alleging that they were breaking up; I ask if she shed any tears at the newspaper’s recent closure. “I did hear something about that ... clearly I never read it. So it’s hard to know how much of a loss it is.”
She has spent most of her adult life in the public eye. But the person I have read about before our lunch couldn’t seem more different from the poised woman opposite me. Motherhood has changed her, she says, particularly with respect to her career. “I’ve never not been grateful to be an actor ... but I think when I was younger I needed [acting] more. I was trying to question things in life so you find these characters that help you find things and grow.”
She explains that her relationship with acting has changed over the years. “It’s like being in therapy, in a way,” she says, taking a forkful of penne and chicken. “You’re drawn to certain roles because they question something about life, or about love, or about freedom. You ask these questions as you grow up: am I strong enough, am I sane enough? Do I understand love, do I understand myself?” Now, she adds, “I’m older and I know who I am ... and I’m less interested in the character helping me answer something ... than in being able to answer it for myself, as a woman, as an adult, with my family.” We talk about Salt, an action film released last year in which Jolie punches, shoots and kicks her way through the CIA, Secret Service and a cabal of rogue Russian spies. The title role was initially written for a man but the script was modified when it became clear she was interested. “I’d just had the twins,” she recalls. “I’d been in a nightgown for a very, very long time. And I was sitting in the hospital breastfeeding and reading this script in my nightgown, feeling so soft and mama ... and I was flipping these pages and it was all fighting and shooting guns. I thought, ‘That’s what I need. I need to get out of my nightgown and I need a gun.’ I’m sure many a woman who has been through childbirth has thought ‘It would be nice to get a little physical, get a little wild ... to remember what that other side is like.’”
She says she is not thinking of quitting acting any time soon. “But I don’t love it as much [as I did]. I love being a mom.” She is, however, clearly excited about being behind the camera for the first time. “I prefer it to acting,” she says. I ask if she drew on her experiences with the directors she has worked with. “I think I’ve learnt something from all of them – even the ones I didn’t like.” I try to get her to dish the dirt on the latter but she politely declines. She is full of praise for Michael Winterbottom, who directed her in A Mighty Heart (2007), the story of Daniel Pearl, the journalist who was abducted and killed in Pakistan. “I also learned a lot from Clint Eastwood [her director in 2008’s Changeling] about how to appreciate the members of the crew, empowering them to do their job. I never worked with David Fincher [director of Fight Club and The Social Network] but I know him as a friend and have seen how meticulous he is, his attention to detail, how hard he works – even when you’re too tired to go back into the room – to make sure that you’ve got it right.”
Fincher is in the frame to direct her in the forthcoming Cleopatra, but Jolie hints that we may see less of her on screen in future. “As Brad and I get older we’re going to do fewer films. I’ve been working for a long time, he’s been working for a long time ... we’ve had a nice run and don’t want to be doing this our whole lives. There are a lot of other things to do.”
China is on her list of places still to explore, and she would love to see Burma, “but not in the wrong circumstances”, given that the country is under the control of an oppressive military junta. “And Iran. I’d love to go Iran.” Her dream, however, is to “cross the Sahara. It takes 28 days ...it would have to be on a camel. I wonder if I could do it in pieces and station the kids along the way,” she muses.
I tell her it sounds ideal for their nomadic family and we stand to say goodbye. There’s no handshake this time, although she leans forward to kiss me on each cheek. Then she walks away through the now half-empty restaurant, out into the California sunshine, back to work.
Matthew Garrahan is the FT’s Los Angeles correspondent
The JP family may be one of the most if not the most popular, sought after family in the world. In spite of the privileges, they seem to live like a normal family AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. It is just unfortunate that every breathe they take, every move they make, is always OVER ANALYZED by fans or no fans alike. Maybe one may say it’s part of the territory….of their being famous. However, sometimes I find it odd that even the littlest, the smallest detail of their movement or what have you, is SCRUTINIZED so much…..every time. Sometimes I wish, the public just leave them alone & let them be… Let them live as human beings for once….
Let us just enjoy their pics, and take their replies in their interviews as it is…whether we agree with them or not.
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie at the Sarajevo Film Festival
thanks to cherry @ TFS