When we first heard that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt wed in the South of France last year, we imagined that the nuptials took place in the clouds above the family vineyard, with God himself conducting the ceremony and their six children bearing witness in a scene so heavenly Michelangelo would have painted it on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. As details of the Jolie-Pitt union spilled forth, however, the wedding of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars proved to be charmingly more homespun than we envisioned—with Pax baking the cake, Zahara and Vivienne serving as flower girls, the kids writing the marital vows, and the children’s drawings even adorning Jolie’s wedding gown. And in a new interview, Jolie suggests that the wedding may have meant more to us than it did to the superstars.
When asked about the nuptials while promoting By the Sea, the dark relationship drama she wrote and directed that re-unites her and Pitt on-screen, Jolie responds nonchalantly, “It was just a nice thing.” Jolie, perhaps the only human who might call a wedding to Brad Pitt “just a nice thing,” explains her casual attitude about the nuptials.
“The ceremony was in France, but we had to do things legally in California,” Jolie continues to The New York Times. “One day I was in the edit room, and [Brad] was doing something and an assistant said, ‘You have to sign some papers.’ So we came back and between meetings we were told, ‘Here’s your license.’
“Then someone said, ‘The judge is outside,’” Jolie continues. “We both said, ‘What do you mean, the judge is outside?’ Then the judge came in, this lovely guy, and at some point, Brad said, ‘Shouldn’t we be standing up?’ The judge said, ‘No.’ Then suddenly we realized we were married, in the most unceremonial way possible.”
As Angelina Jolie made the difficult decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in March, her mother’s own eight-year battle with cancer was never far from her mind.
“We had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors,” Jolie told Tom Brokaw in a rare joint interview with husband Brad Pitt on TODAY Monday. “So, the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother’s doctor. And apparently my mother had said to her, ‘Promise me you will take Angie’s ovaries out.’ So when we kind of got together, we both had a big cry, and she said, ‘I promised your mother, and I gotta do this.'”
Jolie’s mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1999 and died at 56 years old in 2007. Jolie and Pitt’s upcoming movie, “By the Sea,” was inspired by Jolie’s bereavement after her mother’s death. Jolie not only acts in the film but also is the writer, director and producer.
Angelina Jolie Pitt is calling the shots as actress, mother, philanthropist, and auteur. Next month, she and her husband, Brad Pitt, will appear as a married couple in By the Sea, which she wrote and directed and is their first on-screen outing since Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
“The director was very focused. The actress was unstable. And the writer was deeply confused,” says Angelina Jolie Pitt. Then she laughs. She’s talking about what it was like to direct herself and her husband as a married couple in her own script for By the Sea, an elegiac exploration of grief and love. Ten years after her last collaboration with Brad Pitt, Mr. & Mrs. Smith—the movie that sparked their relationship—it’s about as far from that marriage-as-war-of-assassins comedy as you can get.
“This is the only film I’ve done that is completely based on my own crazy mind,” she says, speaking with humor and intensity, bringing to life a soulless room at the Sunset Tower Hotel. Outside is glittering, heat-wave sun, umbrellas packing the Los Angeles beaches. Inside, Angelina’s in black—skinny pants, short-sleeved silk blouse—which makes her printer paper–white skin even whiter. She wears no makeup. Why bother? Her beauty has only deepened with time.
For years, she says, she and Brad called the script for By the Sea “the crazy one. We even called it ‘the worst idea.’ ” She laughs again, and covers her face with her hands. “As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones,” she explains. “Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.” Angelina, of course, has never played it safe. And at this point in her mythic life, perhaps the only risk left is to pare down the myth, expose her self.
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There’s nothing better than a little father-son bonding!
Brad Pitt took his youngest son Knox, 7, to the MotoGP British Grand Prix race Sunday in Silverstone, England, just days before the release of the documentary Hitting The Apex, a film narrated by Pitt, 51.
The actor, who held on tightly to his son’s hand while making their way through the crowd, was accompanied by Hitting The Apex director Mark Neale. Though the duo were there to promote the upcoming film, Pitt couldn’t help but take some time to watch the race with Knox.
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It’s a special mother-daughter trip for Angelina Jolie Pitt and 9-year-old Shiloh. The mom of six brought her daughter to Lebanon on Friday to spend time with a 12-year-old Syrian girl named Hala, whom Angelina met a year ago during a trip for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
“Shiloh is very aware that I hold refugee families in high regard and has been asking to come on missions and meet them for many years,” Jolie Pitt tells PEOPLE. “She had heard about Hala since my last visit to Lebanon, and has been wanting to meet her and her brothers and sisters.”
She continues, “It was wonderful that they were able to meet, play together, and make friends. So many refugees are children. I’ve often heard them say that the most painful thing is not that they have lost their homes – it is that they have lost their friends.”
Domhnall Gleeson is featured on the cover of Interview Magazine this month and is interviewed by none other than Angelina Jolie. The pair touched on various topics in their interview, including Star Wars, but the most pressing question came from Jolie’s other half.
In the interview, Jolie put the following question to Gleeson.
“So, Brad had a question for you. “What the hell is the M doing in your name if you’re not going to use it?”
At first, Gleeson turned the tables.
“…maybe he can answer why there isn’t an M in Brad?”
After Jolie complimented his name and asked if it was “old Irish,” Gleeson gave Jolie a quick Gaeilge class.
The “Stirrups for Students: Charity Polo to Benefit Care to Learn” event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Blue Heron Farm, 4020 Benne Road in Defiance.
Care to Learn was founded in 2008 by Springfield businessman, Doug Pitt, with support from his brother, actor Brad Pitt.
The Pitt brothers had grown up in the region and Doug still lives in the area with his family. Learning of the high incidence of extreme poverty in his own hometown, Doug shared the challenge with family and friends and founded Care to Learn.
Since then, Care to Learn has funded 500,000 individual children’s health, hunger, and hygiene needs.
Now in the St. Charles, Wentzville, and Hazelwood districts in our region, Care to Learn St. Louis is hosting a charity fundraiser. This fun-filled day (for all ages) will have a polo match at the Blue Heron Farm in Defiance.
Read more. Great initiative!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have maintained a residence in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
The 1830s property owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has a main house and a guesthouse
The row house owned by actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in New Orleans’ French Quarter is on the market at $6.5 million.
Set on a 5,920-square-foot lot, the charming dwelling has a front balcony, arch-topped French doors, flower boxes and dormer windows. The Traditional-style house includes five bedrooms, an updated kitchen, a laundry room, three full bathrooms and two half-baths within 7,645 square feet of living space.
Built in the 1830s, the brick house features Venetian-plastered walls, custom-designed marble mantles and crown moldings.
Despite putting their French Quarter mansion on the market, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven’t fallen out of love with New Orleans, according to their manager.
Cynthia Pett-Dante, through the Brillstein Entertainment Partners — the company that manages Pitt — sent NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune a statement late Wednesday (May 6) night confirming the sale, but declaring the couple’s commitment to the city it has embraced since Hurricane Katrina.:
“Yes they are letting go of this property and will look for something more off the beaten path down the road. In the meantime, they remain committed to, and infatuated as ever with the city of New Orleans, and will continue to focus on growth in the lower 9th through the Make It Right Foundation.”
Telfair Museums announced today that its upcoming exhibition of Sir Winston Churchill paintings, The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting,” will include one of Churchill’s most important works, a landscape called The Tower of the Katoubia Mosque (1943). The exhibition is on display April 23-July 26 at the Jepson Center for the Arts
LOS ANGELES — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer.
I wanted other women at risk to know about the options. I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.
I had been planning this for some time. It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe. It puts a woman into forced menopause. So I was readying myself physically and emotionally, discussing options with doctors, researching alternative medicine, and mapping my hormones for estrogen or progesterone replacement. But I felt I still had months to make the date.
Then two weeks ago I got a call from my doctor with blood-test results. “Your CA-125 is normal,” he said. I breathed a sigh of relief. That test measures the amount of the protein CA-125 in the blood, and is used to monitor ovarian cancer. I have it every year because of my family history.