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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Arrive in the Galápagos Islands

“We were informed that they arrived at the airport in Baltra yesterday,” a source in the mayor’s office of Santa Cruz tells PEOPLE. “Then they made their way over to a villa in the Galápagos Islands.”

Their destination is reportedly the exclusive Royal Palm Hotel, and they arrived in style, first to Baltra, Ecuador, on a private jet – and then, according to Ecuador’s El Universo, on board the Reina Silvia, one of the area’s most luxurious yachts.

Jolie, who has long worked with the United Nations, recently received a promotion to the position of Special Envoy of High Commissioner António Guterres.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Bring Brad’s Parents To Oscars

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made the Oscars a family affair, bringing the senior Pitts – Jane and Bill – to the event.

“They’re amazing,” Angelia told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush on Sunday’s red carpet of Brad’s folks, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this year.

Best Actor Oscar nominee Brad (for “Moneyball”) said his parents’ loving – and long – relationship has been an inspiration.

“I think to have that stability in your life gives you a peace and a calm that allows you to go out and seek the things that interest you and I take great value in it,” Brad told Billy on the red carpet. “I’m glad they could be here tonight.”
It’s well known that Brad and Angelina’s children have brought up marriage to their folks, but Brad told Billy his own parents don’t put pressure on the couple to tie the knot.

“No, mom and dad know we’re already, you know (points to heart), we’re married here,” Brad said.

And mom Jane Pitt expressed the same sentiment when Billy asked her the same question.

“Whatever they want to do,” she told Billy. “We will support them – whatever they do.”
Angelina has said Jane and Bill are part of her support system, and they told Billy they love her.

“We’re proud of her and we help her all we can,” Bill told Billy.

“We love her very much,” Jane added

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Cinema for Peace Show

The organization of Cinema for Peace award again outstanding films that are directed against human rights abuses, war and genocide, and awarded Jolie for her film In The Land Of Blood And Honey.

Thanks Gabriella. It’s very adorable to watch Brad outbid Angelina at an auction moment later on in the video. So do watch it.

Angelina Jolie honored in Berlin

Angelina Jolie is being honored: Her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey” is on at this year’s Cinema for Peace gala 13th February 2012 with the “Cinema for Peace Honorary Award for Opposing War and Genocide “excellent.

Jaka Bizilj, founder of Cinema for Peace: “We are proud to George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn now welcome with Angelina Jolie’s leading philanthropist in the world of film as an honorary prize winner may be. These artists prove by their actions that artists can influence our society for the better.”
The director and her team of actors, among whom are Serbs, Croats and Bosnians, the award personally opposed.

Bosnia is the focus of this year’s Cinema for Peace gala. The Foundation has opened an office in November 2011 in Sarajevo, which deals mainly with the investigation of the genocide in Srebrenica.

The gala with 600 guests at the Konzerthaus Berlin, in addition to the guests of honor Angelina Jolie and Madame Catherine Deneuve and Sir Bob Geldof, Sir Christopher Lee, Bianca Jagger, Luc Besson, Jolie’s husband Brad Pitt and a host of filmmakers and Oscar winners expected. Among the German celebrities are expected including Liefers Jan Josef, Anna Loos, Nastassja Kinski, Michael Mitter Meier, Boris Becker, Franziska van Almsick, Mario Adorf and other eminent personalities.

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Brad Pitt slams his most famous film roles

The film star has criticised some of his most well-known film roles

He may be one of Hollywood’s most respected male stars but Brad Pitt has delivered a damning verdict of some of his most famous film roles.

Pitt, who was in Glasgow last summer filming Zombie flick World War Z, has laid into some of his much loved performances, saying he “flatlined” and “flunked”.

Speaking of his Oscar nominated role in Twelve Monkeys, Pitt said: “I think I was forced on Terry (Gilliam). I got the first half dead-on but I flunked the second.”

In an interview with a newspaper, he was even more scathing of his starring role in the 1998 film Meet Joe Black, saying: “I flatlined in that one.”

Pitt said he felt “miscast” in the Hollywood epic Interview with the Vampire, in which he starred alongside Tom Cruise and Christian Slater.

And on one of his first lead roles as a cowboy in Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise, he said: “That was the first time I was let into the show. I remember thinking, ‘oh that’s how I come off.’ I felt I could have had more weight.

Even though he spoke negatively about some of his most famous film roles, Pitt refused to say a bad word about the critically-panned 2005 release Mr and Mrs Jones, where he met his future partner, Angelina Jolie.

He said: “That was a monumental change for more reasons than one, six plus one, to be exact. I think the film has merit too. It’s really good fun,” he said.

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Brad Pitt Reveals Why He Walked With a Cane

The “Moneyball” actor told THR that he was carrying his daughter when he tripped.

Why was Brad Pitt walking with a cane on the red carpet of the 23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala?

“I was carrying my daughter and I tripped and fell,” he told The Hollywood Reporter on the carpet. “But everyone’s fine.”

Angelina Jolie, in a cafe latte colored silk chiffon pleated Elie Saab halter gown, was doing interviews on her own and added, “Everyone’s fine. I think all parents get injured in the line of fire! When Maddox was young, I fell and hurt my elbow. It’s a pretty common occurrence.”

But don’t expect Pitt’s injury to slow down these busy parents down. They will be celebrating Zahara’s seventh birthday this Sunday.

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The actor, 48, walked the red carpet at the 23nd annual Palm Springs Film Festival awards gala with the cane on Saturday, and told reporters he has an injured ACL, a ligament in the knee that connects the femur with the tibia.

“I was carrying my daughter [Vivienne] down the hill and I slipped,” Pitt said. “It was either her or me.”

Though Pitt says he won’t need surgery, he may need that cane for a while.

Not that his partner, Angelina Jolie, minds.

“I like the cane,” she told reporters on the carpet Saturday, adding that the injury hasn’t slowed him down much at all. “He’s not that kind of guy. He does everything still.”

Jolie also said that Vivienne, 3½, wasn’t hurt in the tumble.

“Vivie’s okay,” she told reporters. “She was absolutely fine.”

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ‘got lost’ on Amazon.com

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will not be doing their Christmas shopping on something called “The Internet” because it’s just too darn confusing.

During an interview with USA Today about her very serious war movie, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” Jolie discussed the markedly fluffier subject of shopping for the holidays: “I always Christmas shop early in case we have to travel somewhere.” But not online:

Brad and I were on Amazon.com for the first time a week ago. But we got lost. After an hour, we just shut it off. My brain is too scattered and the wires go in different directions. I’ll stick to catalogs.

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Angelina Jolie makes no apologies for her nomadic life with Brad Pitt and their six children

In fact, the world-traveling actress doesn’t even want to think about not living that way.

“I don’t want to talk about it,” she said wistfully when asked about eventually settling down by Anderson Cooper during an interview set to air on his talk show Monday. She added with emotion, “I don’t want to settle. I love traveling.”

The actress, 36, who won’t rule out a seventh child, also told host Anderson Cooper her children are all on the same page when it comes to moving around – at least for now.

“I will listen, as my mother would have, to them,” she says. “And if they start to complain about it … [But] right now they love it. Right now if they’re in one place for two months they want to know why we’re not getting on an airplane.”

Jolie, who recently made her directorial debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey, says the kids have roots even with their jet-setting lives.

“They really love to travel, and we have certain things that are comforts of home,” she says. “And also, because they’re such a big traveling pack it’s not one child moving around the world and missing friends. There are so many of them they have constant play dates and they’re always together.”

She added, “Because we have traveled a lot, we’re kind of lucky in that we have friends around the world, so if we end up in Budapest or Germany or Africa or Vietnam, they actually call their friends.”

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Angelina Mentions Brad @ Marie Claire

Angelina Jolie covers Marie Claire’s new January 2012 issue. The director of In the Land of Blood and Honey spoke with the magazine about her first-ever time behind the camera, then segued into more personal topics.

Angelina spoke about how Brad Pitt is more than just the love of her life, and also said she “could end up pregnant” and further expand their family. Additionally, Angelina spoke about how she’s really a homebody and doesn’t have too many female friends.

Angelina Jolie told Marie Claire:
• On her bond with Brad: “[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.”

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