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ANGELINA JOLIE: ‘THE TOURIST’ IN SPAIN

Posted in Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt on December 16, 2010 by fadedblog

Brad Pitt played the role of leading man today (December 16) as he held his sweetie Angelina Jolie by the arm while on the red carpet at the Spanish premiere of The Tourist in Madrid.

Meanwhile, Angie’s ex married Billy Bob Thornton is opening up about his former lady love.

“We talk every now and then, she seems to be doing very well directing her own movie, which I am so proud of her for,” he said last night at a Disney on Ice event in Los Angeles. “I always thought she should do that, writing and directing. She’s real smart, and very creative, and I think it’s a great job for her.”

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ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT: BACK IN BLACK

Posted in Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt on December 15, 2010 by fadedblog

It’s another day and another premiere for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Dressed in matching black ensembles yet again, the celeb couple joined forces on the red carpet today (December 15) as they attended the Italian premiere of The Tourist in Rome (December 15).

Meanwhile, the couple otherwise known as Brangelina are reportedly joining the celebrity bandwagon by tying the knot the Indian way in Rajasthan.

The pair now hope to strengthen their bond through Hindu nuptials, to be held in Rajasthan.

BRAD PITT AND ANGELINA JOLIE BRING ‘THE TOURIST’ TO GERMANY

Posted in Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt on December 14, 2010 by fadedblog

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attended the European premiere of The Tourist at CineStar in Berlin, Germany today (December 14).

The lovebirds both worked the red carpet in black ensembles — Brad in black leather, Angelina in black velvet.

Meanwhile, Angelina learned of her Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical while she was on the red carpet.

She told the Associated Press that she and co-star Johnny Depp “were laughing because it’s the first time that I’ve been in the comedic category so it’s new for me.”

Angie will face off against Annette Bening and Julianne Moore for their critically acclaimed roles in The Kids Are All Right along with Love and Other Drugs’ Anne Hathaway and Easy A‘s Emma Stone.

ANGELINA JOLIE: PHOTOCALL PRETTY

Posted in Angelina Jolie on December 14, 2010 by fadedblog

Angelina Jolie attended the photocall of The Tourist European Premiere at Hotel Adlon in Berlin, Germany today (December 14).

The big screen beauty was joined by director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and co-star Johnny Depp as she posed for cameras ahead of tonight’s star-studded premiere.

Meanwhile, Johnny picked up two nominations at this morning’s Golden Globe Award nominations in the occasionally goofy Comedy or Musical division, where he’s up for Best Actor for Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist.

ANGELINA JOLIE LOVES SHILOH NO MATTER WHAT, BUT ESPECIALLY AS A PIRATE

Posted in Angelina Jolie on December 7, 2010 by fadedblog

Taking a break from promoting The Tourist, Angelina Jolie was spotted taking Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh to Lee’s Art Store in Manhattan today (December 7) where the creative kids shopped for the second day.

Excited for the adventure, a super happy Shiloh dressed as a pirate and flashed smiles for the photogs!

Meanwhile, Angelina says she has no idea why people find her interesting and hopes that attention on her will fade as she ages.

“I just do not find myself that interesting in that way,” she said on the Today Show. “But I feel like it happens to everybody. It is just that it is a weird time right now. There is just so much of all of that, for everybody. It is just, it is a new world. I just assume the older I get, the more it will go away and the more private I will become.”

Angelina was also asked how the six children she has with Brad Pitt will eventually look back on their jet-setting childhood.

“Hopefully they are happy, and they know that they were loved, and that they were encouraged to be who they are, and not pushed into something that they are not,” she said. “Hopefully they will be the strong, beautiful individuals that they are today, and be happy in their lives, be fulfilled in their lives, and be living their lives honestly.”

ANGELINA JOLIE: THE TIRED TOURIST

Posted in Angelina Jolie on December 6, 2010 by fadedblog

Is Angelina Jolie showing signs of fatigue?

That appeared to be the case as the Oscar winning actress signed autographs before the premiere of The Tourist in New York City today (December 6).

Despite graciously signing autograph after autograph, the always on the go actress looked uncommonly tired.

Meanwhile, Angelina offers up an extended interview to the Daily Mail to promote The Tourist, and she talks about partner Brad Pitt and the kids, Johnny Depp and even pastic surgery. (She claims she’s never had anything done.)

A few highlights:

On her relationship with Brad Pitt : ‘We’re sweet, thanks for asking. Really, all that stuff that goes on, it’s nothing to do with us. We ignore it because it’s nonsense. We can laugh about things that are said about us because we’re OK.’

On the director of The Tourist, and filming in Venice: ‘Florian and I have a similar approach to films. We love art when it comes in forms that are dark and deep, and that can be wonderfully rich, but I think there’s something to be said for stories that have humour and beauty and fun. And we wanted to honour those old movies that were so beautiful to watch. It was lovely being in Venice because my whole family came, so we had this beautiful home looking out at the Grand Canal. The kids got very familiar with it and they often did their homework in boats, to break up the day. There are great museums and great art. One night Brad and I went out to dinner and I wanted to get dressed up and wear my heels. By the time we’d finished dinner we had to borrow welly boots because the water had risen so high that you couldn’t walk down the street. But that’s the magic of Venice. It’s not an inconvenience if you fall into the magic of it, it’s actually a lot of fun.’

Jolie on Depp: ‘It turns out we are both a bit reclusive,’ she laughs. ‘That’s why our paths had never crossed – neither of us attends many parties or goes out very much. Neither of us seems to take ourselves too seriously. And maybe there’s something about being in a place in your life where your family is so central to you that you have a good perspective on it all. You appreciate the work, and when you are there you focus and give it your best, and then when it’s done you go home to your family. Your life is full off-set and you have this nice balance. Johnny is like that and I’m like that, too.’ Depp also decamped to Venice for the filming, staying on a yacht near Angelina’s brood with his partner, the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis, and their two children. ‘We got together as families,’ says Angelina. ‘Brad, Vanessa and all the kids; that was lovely. Just family stuff.’

Jolie on date nights: ‘You have to make time when you are not Mom and Dad once in a while. I think for anybody who has kids, the most important thing is that you love your children, but you also have to stay focused on each other so that you stay strong. And you staying strong as a couple keeps the kids in an even better place.’

Jolie on where she is in her life: ‘I enjoy the work more now because I enjoy life more. When you have children the whole world shifts for you. You have these little people that make you laugh and remind you every day of what is important, and you get to be their parent and that’s the most important thing you’ll ever be. Everything else comes from that.’

On family: ‘My mother made me feel very loved and sent me out into my life to be whatever I needed to be and to express whatever I needed to be. Hopefully I’m giving my children the sense that they are deeply loved and deeply safe. At the same time we are hopefully encouraging their individuality as they get to know who they are, and not getting in the way of that. That’s why they are six very strong individuals.’

On Shiloh being a tomboy: ‘I don’t think it’s for the world to interpret anything. She likes to dress like a boy and wants her hair cut like a boy and she wanted to be called “John” for a while. Some kids wear capes and want to be Superman and she wants to be like her brothers. It’s who she is. It’s been a surprise to us and it’s really interesting, but she’s so much more than that – she’s funny and sweet and pretty. But she does love a tie…’

On that Joan Collins thing, where Collins said, “There aren’t that many good-looking actresses around today. I mean, there’s Angelina Jolie and there’s Angelina Jolie…”: Angelina seems genuinely surprised when I mention this to her. ‘Really?’ she says. ‘That is so sweet and so flattering. It means that much more coming from her, because she is just so gorgeous and cool and has been for ever.’

On plastic surgery: ‘I haven’t had anything done and I don’t think I will. But if it makes somebody happy then that’s up to them. I’m not in somebody else’s skin to know what makes them feel better about themselves. But I don’t plan to do it myself.’

On the rumors that Brad would run for higher office: ‘Well, that’s news to me. He’d green up the White House pretty quickly. But I think he’s a little busy for that…’

On the idea that she would run for office: ‘Not directly, no. And with my life, well, I’m not sure that I would be taken seriously and get stuff done.’ She’s right; America likes its politicians to be squeaky clean and Angelina’s past would raise a few eyebrows with some of the voters in Middle America. ‘Yeah,’ she points out, ‘although I would rather have somebody who has experienced a lot of life-making decisions – and at least the skeletons have already been let out of my closet.’

On her directorial debut: ‘I’ve been to a lot of areas in the world post-conflict, and I wanted to write a story about the effect that war has on society – how it changes people, changes their lives and their futures.’

On perhaps playing Cleopatra: ‘It remains an exciting idea but has not yet been put on the page,’ she says. ‘We need to be clear about why we want to do it and how the story relates to today; see what new information there is about her, how we can make it new.’

On working with Brad again: ‘We talk about it often but it’s just hard to find the right thing. We want to find that really great script, that special project, so we keep looking. We’ll find it one day.’

On the kids: ‘They are in a local school in Budapest at the moment and they are having a good time,’ she says. ‘They’ll be here hanging out and playing with the fake snow.’ They will doubtless make even more demands on her, but she doesn’t mind. ‘I love it. I like being active, I love being busy and answering a lot of questions. And the children, well, that’s not work. It never is. They are always a pleasure.’

ANGELINA JOLIE AND BRAD PITT KEEP THE SPARK ALIVE

Posted in Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt on December 3, 2010 by fadedblog

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt enjoyed a well-deserved break from their parental duties last night (December 2).

The pair looked more in love than ever as they held each other in a tight loving embrace while making their way to the car after a romantic dinner date at Guy Savoy restaurant in Paris, France.

Meanwhile, though she’s a refined beauty, it appears Angelina still has a thing or two to learn when it comes to refining her manners.

“I had to take some manners classes,” Angelina tells USA Today of her latest role in the comedic thriller The Tourist, opening December 10. She plays a femme fatale socialite who lures co-star Johnny Depp into a trap of killers.

“She’s probably the most ladylike I’ve ever played,” she adds. “There’s a part of me that goes dark quickly. It’s my natural thing, to be a little less female and soft. And she’s very soft.”

Not everyone agrees.

“Angelina is otherworldly,” Johnny says of his co-star. “She floats above. She levitates. But, at the same time, she is incredibly grounded, as though she were the very center of the Earth. I knew immediately that she was a great mommy. Probably the best compliment one can give another. Furthermore, she is focused like few others are. She is always looking around the corner for the next idea. She’s a great girl.”

Despite rumours that wife Vanessa Paradis was opposed to Johnny working with her, Angelina says the two families became close.

“My family is with me the whole time, and when his family came out [to Venice, Italy], the only time we all went out was when we got our kids together, hung out with Brad and Vanessa, and our boys played video games into the night,” she says. “It’s nice to work with somebody when you’re in a similar time in your life with your priorities.”

Meanwhlile, Angelina says 9-year-old Maddox is “almost old enough to watch” Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the film where his parents fell in love while shooting it in 2003. “He keeps asking about it. To see your parents, it must be so strange. We’re trying to figure out when, but his friends have seen it, so it’s funny for him.”