The movie “12 Years A Slave” is being heralded as one of the best films of the year, is expected to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, and leads the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods. Its star is Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is winning accolades left and right for his performance as Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery. It is his image that appears on the majority of movie posters (right) promoting “12 Years A Slave” in the United States and around the world — except Italy, that is. Keep reading »
Crazy. It’s been over a decade since Angelina Jolie, then married to Billy Bob Thorton, brought home little baby Maddox from Cambodia. And now the 12-year-old son of Jolie and partner Brad Pitt (who officially adopted Maddox as well in January 2006) is grown up enough to walk the red carpet with his famous parents at the Governor’s Awards in Hollywood this weekend, where Angelina was receiving a humanitarian award. Lookin’ cool, Maddox! But I must admit, this just makes me excited for the day my girl Shiloh is old enough to attend such a glam event. You know she’d rock the hell out of a tux too.
Sorry, Brad, but my interest in “World War Z” would best be described as minimal to nonexistent. My interest in the gorgeous Angelina Jolie, however, regardless of the occasion, is totally tops. Seriously, Angelina should just be strategically placed in every single movie. Box office numbers would soar. I paid money to see “The Tourist,” for fuck’s sake.
It has been so long since we saw all of the Jolie-Pitt kids together (I guess it can be hard to take all six out at a time), that I practically shrieked with joy when I saw photos of the entire family out celebrating Angelina Jolie’s 38th birthday. It’s been so long, I felt the need to annotate the photo so you can keep track. First of all, look at how dressed up and adorable Zahara looks? Love. And Maddox! Maddox is approaching sullen teen territory I can tell. Look at him trying to go all incognito. Knox is gettin’ in the way of his twin sis Vivienne, and Pax ain’t havin’ all of this attention. As for my beloved Shiloh? She is clearly distracted by some taxidermy in that window. Best family! [Photo: Splash News]
“I’m quite emotional about it, of course. She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger. … [It has been] an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months. And I’ll tell you, it’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a spectre hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that.”"
––Tears! Angelina Jolie’s manpiece Brad Pitt, basically proving that in addition to being the sexiest man alive, he’s also kind of the best partner ever. [USA Today]