Angelina Jolie Pitt , Brad Pitt - AFI FEST 2015 Presented By Audi Opening Night Gala Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "By The Sea" at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 6th November 2015
After a good year for movies and television in 2014, the American Film Institute has honoured the very best that the year had to offer.
For the past fifteen years, the American Film Institute has honoured ten films and ten television shows that truly show off what the year had to offer. 2014 had a particularly good year for films, however, so for the first time, the AFI Awards actually awarded eleven motion pictures with the honouree status. A whole host of celebrities gathered in celebration.
Angelina Jolie at the 15th Annual AFI Awards (Credit Frazer Harrison - Getty Images)
The honoured films consisted of 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', 'Foxcatcher', 'The Imitation Game', 'Interstellar', 'Into The Woods', 'Nightcrawler', 'Selma', 'Unbroken' and 'Whiplash'. For the celebration, Academy Award-winning Matthew Mcconaughey ('Interstellar') was seen, along with Ethan Hawke ('Boyhood'). Brad Pitt and Edward Norton ('Birdman') were also seen together, after appearing opposite one another in 1999's 'Fight Club'.
Continue reading: American Film Institute Honours Best Films Of 2014 [Photos]
Legally, the Jolie-Pitts had to marry in the US before their wedding ceremony in the South of France.
Angelina Jolie has revealed that she was already a married woman when she walked down the aisle to marry Brad Pitt in France last August. Speaking to Italian magazine Io Donna, the Unbroken director said that legally she and Brad had to officially marry in the US before they could have their big day in the South of France.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she and Brad were married before their French wedding
“Before the wedding in France with the kids, Brad and I were already married in California,” Jolie told the magazine. “As Americans, we couldn't marry legally in France.”
'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory Of Everything' stars among the 26th annual festival's honourees.
The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards saw accolades going to some very well-deserved movies from the last year - with some even more well-deserved individuals picking them up.
Unsurprisingly, the Ensemble Cast Award went to the actors from 'The Imitation Game'; a movie depicting the era-defining career of codebreaker Alan Turing during World War II and his subsequent arrest for being homosexual. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, with the likes of Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Alex Lawther - the latter of whom plays Turing's younger self. Directed by the BAFTA nominated Morten Tyldum, the movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, and it definitely looks to be in line for an Academy Award.
Continue reading: Biopics Win Big At 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards [Photos]
Congratulations to the winners! Onwards to the Golden Globes!
Heads up, cinephiles: Saturday marked the start of the Palm Springs Film festival and with it, an entire seasons of festivals, award shows and other industry-related goodness. The first event of the season was attended by the likes of Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr., both of whom presented awards, but did not receive any. Strange, we know. Although they did add a lot of humour to the stuffy event, according to Variety’s report.
David Oyelowo was this year's Breakthrough Actor.
Jennifer Aniston, in an interview set to air on Sunday (4th January), explains how she copes with the constant media attention focussed on her personal life.
Jennifer Aniston has been constantly in the limelight since her role in Friends and her high profile marriage to Brad Pitt in the early noughties. Now, at the age 45, Aniston is in a long term relationship with actor Justin Theroux. The couple are engaged but it appears her critics may not be happy until she's been seen safely down the aisle.
Jennifer Aniston at the London premiere of Horrible Bosses 2 in November.
The Hollywood superstar forced to pull out of legal service on the grounds that he could be a distraction.
Another reason why being famous rocks - the Get Out Of Jury Duty Free card. Brad Pitt has been allowed to skip the usually mandatory legal proceedings is case he proves too distracting for the other jurors in the box.
Brad Pitt is let off jury service
You have to admit if you found yourself plonked next to one of Hollywood's most recognisable actors in court, you really wouldn't be interested in listening to evidence being given no matter how professional you are. And it seems that that has been taken into account with his recent calling to jury service in Los Angeles being cancelled. Lucky guy.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Dismissed From Jury Duty For Being Too Famous
It's been a long time in production but the King drama is finally on its way.
David Oyelowo became involved with Martin Luther King biopic 'Selma' seven years ago; a project which saw many pitfalls along the way - from financing to director selection - but is now here to tell an extraordinary story of one of the world's biggest heroes.
David Oyelowo thinks the movie wouldn't have been made without Oprah
It was 2008 when screenwriter Paul Webb first announce the project, which would also bring on board Brad Pitt as a producer, but according to Oyelowo it took seven years in total to complete - a situation that wasn't as much of a drawback as it sounds in hindsight. 'I think it kind of happened at exactly the right time because the preparation for it was layered', he explains. 'There was a physical element to it, emotional, research element interviewing people but then there was a spiritual element to it as well. This man was led by his spiritual conviction and I felt I had to open up to that in order to be able to do it.'
Continue reading: David Oyelowo Credits Oprah With Bringing 'Selma' To Fruition
Brad Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, Jane Pitt and William Pitt - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived for the Los Angeles premiere of the action drama movie 'Unbroken' directed by Angelina Jolie. The premiere was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th December 2014
Here she is, your woman of the year.
Angelina Jolie is TIME’s Woman of the Year for 2014. Congratulations. Great. Good. After directing her second movie, starring in Disney’s Maleficent and speaking at the UN Summit, you’d think she’d have quite a few tales of battle to share in her interview.
Jolie on the promotional tour for her movie "Unbroken".
Instead, a lot of it seems to be centred around her family. After all, the Jolie-Pitt matriarch is known as a devoted mother, first and foremost. But she definitely isn’t a conservative one. For example, this is what Ang had to say about tattoos:
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie Named TIME's Woman Of The Year
"Unbroken" was a much needed career move for Jolie, but "By the Sea" was more of a bonding experience with Brad Pitt
Recently, Angelina Jolie has made no bones about moving on from acting onto something longer lasting and probably more substantial. I’m hinting at a directorial career, if you haven’t guessed. But Jolie is doing far more than hinting. While doing press for her second effort behind the camera, the critically acclaimed Louis Zamperini biopic, Jolie managed to slip in a little reference to that other project she’s working on.
Jolie with the late Louis Zamperini.
Jolie is in the process of editing By the Sea, the romantic drama she directed and starred in with Brad Pitt this year. Although she didn’t enjoy directing herself, the newly minted filmmaker said it was a much needed experience for both her and her new husband.
Angelina Jolie, in a recent interview, has confirmed she "absolutely" plans to give up acting in favour of directing.
Angelina Jolie has confirmed her plans to retire from acting.
Angelina Jolie has confirmed she plans to retire from acting.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie "Absolutely" Plans To Give Up Acting
The London Film Festival closes with the Fury premiere, while Daniel Radcliffe's Horns also premiered in Leicester Square. Set pictures from Lady in the Van and Dad's Army, as well as new trailers for What We Do in the Shadows, The Hunger Games 3 and Avengers 2...
The London Film Festival wrapped up this week with Brad Pitt leading a charge through Leicester Square for the red carpet premiere of his World War II tank thriller Fury, accompanied by his crewmates Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal, plus writer-director David Ayer. See the full set of photos here.
Also in London, Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple hit the red carpet for the premiere of their new horror-comedy thriller Horns, which opens in both America and Britain next week. See the pictures of Daniel & Juno here.
Brad Pitt took extensive research into the toils of war in preparation for 'Fury'.
Now storming through cinemas worldwide after claiming the US box office crown last weekend, the World War II tank-crew thriller 'Fury' is an old-school war movie that attempts to update the genre with a more internalised approach to its characters.
Brad Pitt has deep respect for the war veterans who inspired 'Fury'
"It's about a family and their love for each other," says writer-director David Ayer of the five-man crew played by Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal. "We wanted to explore the moral and psychological hazards of war, and how they affect this family of brothers."
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Co Head Back To WWII With 'Fury'
From Training Day to this year's Sabotage, filmmaker David Ayer writes and directs movies about the cathartic power of releasing your inner warrior. And this World War II action thriller is more of the same, with a "war is hell" message stirred in for good measure. The problem is that there's nothing particularly new here. It's a beautifully shot and edited film, with terrific performances and a remarkable sense of scale, but there have been so many movies made about this conflict that it's difficult to find something original to connect with.
It's near the end of the war, April 1945, as Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) leads the crew of a tank named Fury: Bible (Shia LaBeouf) is a true believer, Gordo (Michael Pena) is a relaxed joker, and Coon-Ass (Jon Bernthal) is a hot-headed thug. Having just lost their driver, they're joined by rookie Norman (Logan Lerman), who doesn't yet have a wartime nickname because he never thought he'd end up driving a tank. Together, they head further into Germany, not as liberators but as invaders and occupiers, working with other tank crews to take a strategic town before heading further into the hot zone, where a series of particularly brutal Nazi assaults ensue.
The point of the film seems to be that war erodes a person's humanity over time, and the sharpest aspect is the way each character emerges at some point on the continuum. Obviously, Norman is the naive newbie who still has a strong conscience, while at the other extreme Coon-Ass is virtually a monster. Wardaddy is somewhere in between, a tough guy who still has a sense of perspective, such as when he reasons that Norman should be allowed to have some private time with a young German girl (Alicia von Rittberg) simply because they're "young and alive". All of the actors are excellent, adding telling details to their characters that deepen every scene. And the camaraderie between the five-man crew is remarkably authentic, as is their ease inside the cramped quarters of the tank, which makes submarine movies look spacious by comparison.
Continue reading: Fury Review
Brad Pitt was joined by his 'Fury' co-stars at a Paris photocall held at Les Invalides. He posed on the red carpet in front of an army tank with actors Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena, as well as director David Ayer. During the photo session, Shia and Jon appeared to share a little playful banter, with Shia exclaiming, 'What's the deal, man?!' as they are joined by General Christian Baptiste and General Herve Charpentie.
In a recent interview over the recently released 'Fury', Brad Pitt discussed how the film focuses on the psychological aspects of war.
With the recent news that 'Fury' has topped the box-office over the course of it's opening weekend, Brad Pitt - the film's star - talks about what went into the creation of this hit film. In an interview with the BBC, Pitt explains how the film was never intended to act as a glorification of war. "War is hell," he says, while discussing the film's dramatic impact. In his own words, the film "was about the accumulative psychic trauma that every soldier carries to some extent."
Brad Pitt stars as Sergeant Don "Wardaddy" Collier, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal. 'Fury' follows the story of these five men who work together within the titular Sherman tank, throughout the final days of World War Two. According to 'Walking Dead' star, Jon Bernthal, "This movie is family drama. It's about a family travelling through hell in a metal box."
Continue reading: Brad Pitt: 'War Is Hell'
Photographs from the red carpet at the premiere of 'Fury' at the 58th British Film Institute London Film Festival
And the winner is... well, you already know, don't you?
Ok, it’s time to talk box office stats again. Unlike the past 2 weeks, however, there are actually some interesting new contenders this week. David Fincher’s smash hit Gone Girl has finally been dethroned. Predictably, the new chamion is the Brad Pitt starrer Fury, which took the throne with $23,5 million over the three-day period, easily topping Gone Girl’s $17,8 million (stats according to Box Office Mojo). Fury, a dramatic and gory WWII tale, exposing the horrors of war, also stars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Scott Eastwood. Even so, Pitt who produced and starred, took center stage during the film’s promo rounds.
"Studios use star power as the No. 1 marketing tool, and Brad Pitt has that," says Phil Contrino, box office analyst for BoxOffice.com. "But it's not star power alone which gets people to the theaters. Brad Pitt picks smart pictures that people want to see."
Continue reading: Box Office Report: "Fury" Storms In To Knock "Gone Girl" Off The Throne
Photo's fromt he cast of 'Fury' as they attended a photocall at the British Film Institute's London Film Festival
The veteran actor made the shocking revelation while promoting his new war drama 'Fury.'
Over his illustrious movie career, Brad Pitt has shown why he is one of Hollywood's most talented stars by playing a variety of characters from good guys to bad, but whenever it came to portraying someone with a firearm, not a lot of acting was required.
Pitt has been a gun owner nearly all his life
Pitt, who is thought of as one of the most liberal A-Listers, recently made a rather shocking revelation when promoting his new war drama 'Fury' with the U.K.'s Radio Times, he admitted to inheriting and owning a gun while in kindergarten.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Confesses He Has Owned A Gun Since Kindergarten
The actress was recognised for her work towards ending sexual violence in war zones.
Some might have already called Angelina Jolie Hollywood royalty, but now the actress has officially been made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II, during a visit to Buckingham Palace. As Jolie is an American the title, which is the female equivalent of a knighthood, is honorary meaning she cannot be addressed as Dame Angelina Jolie. Still, if Jolie wants she can refer to herself as the rather longwinded Angelina Jolie DCMG.
Angelina Jolie attending the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' global summit in June
Dressed in a demure tailored lilac skirt and matching jacket, Jolie was presented to Queen Elizabeth in room 1844 at Buckingham Palace. The actress brought along new husband Brad Pitt for the occasion, as well as the couple’s six children,who all got to meet the monarch.
The 50 year-old actor talks about his future, speaks highly of his experience working with LeBeouf and recalls why he got "pissed off" with his rookie 'Fury' co-star.
Only one months has passed since Brad Pitt tied the knot for a second time to his longtime partner, and mother to their six children, Angelina Jolie, and he already can feel how marriage has strengthened their relationship.
Pitt feels "there's more" to marriage than just a title
While covering British GQ's November 2014 issue, the 50 year-old actor briefly expressed what saying "I Do" represented. "I wouldn't say (marriage is) just a title, there's more to it than that," he said.
During April, 1945, the final month of World War Two, the Allied Forces are making their final push into German territory. With the recent death of one of the crew of the tank, 'Fury', Norman (Logan Lerman) is inducted into the crew. The other members, 'Wardaddy' (Brad Pitt), 'Bible' (Shia LaBeouf), 'Gordo' (Michael Pena) and 'Coon-Ass' (Jon Bernthal) have been together for the entirety off the war so far, and desperately hope that the new recruit is ready to do his job. The film is brought to us by writer/director David Ayer ('Harsh Times' and 'End of Watch') and will be distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Leonardo DiCaprio is teaming up with Martin Scorsese again, but this time, De Niro and Brad Pitt are coming along for the ride.
In what may well be the most star-studded short movie of all time, Martin Scorsese will direct a campaign video for Melco-Crown Entertainment (MCE) starring Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.
Leonardo Dicaprio [L] and Martin Scorsese [R] are teaming up again [Getty/Mark Davis]
The script for the film - used to promote Lawrence Ho and James Packer's global resorts and casino brand - is written by Wolf of Wall Street scribe and the creator of Boardwalk Empire, Terence Winer. Brett Ratner and Jules Daly are producing, with Packer and Ho executive producing, according to Deadline.
Continue reading: De Niro, Pitt And DiCaprio Set For Martin Scorsese Short Film
After the wedding, the powerhouse couple are moving ahead with other projects.
In celebrity news you should definitely care about, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now officially, legally married. It’s been kind of a public secret for the past few days, but Pitt seemed to put his seal of approval on the news, when he rocked a wedding band over the weekend in NYC.
Brad and Ang are married - it was only a matter of time, really.
Several news outlets reported earlier this week that the couple had finally taken the leap last Saturday at Chateau Miraval – their home in France.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France.
The tabloids will have to find another couple to speculate over; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have at last tied the knot after a two year engagement and years of media speculation about their partnership.
Congratulations are in order for Brad and Angelina
Reuters reports that the ceremony took place in France over the weekend, with the couple's six children all involved in the ceremony, be it as ringbearers, flower girls, or in the case of eldest sons Maddox and Pax, walking Angelina down the aisle.
Continue reading: Brangelina Marry: Hollywood's First Couple Tie The Knot!
Chuck Palahniuk is working on the sequel to 'Fight Club'.
18 years since Fight Club ripped up the rule book for modern day American fiction, Chuck Palahniuk has confirmed he is working on a sequel that will be published in May 2015, as a 10-issue series for Dark Horse Comics.
Chuck Palahniuk is writing Fight Club 2 [Getty/Neilson Barnard]
Illustrated by Cameron Stewart, Fight Club 2 will pick up 10 years after the events of the original, with the narrator now married to Marla Singer. Fans will be glad to hear Tyler Durden is back too, and Palahniuk promises to go even further to the shadowy character's psyche and even examine his origins
Continue reading: It's Official: Chuck Palahniuk Is Working On 'Fight Club 2'
The most recent news on the Jolie-Pitt clan - Angelina may be retiring after a couple of projects.
Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their six children might be the biggest family in cinema – in more ways than one – so we kind of love it when they all do things together. Well, soon (relatively) you will be able to see all of them in Cleopatra, where Jolie has the title role, but Brad Pitt will co-star and all six of their kids - Madox, Zahara, Shiloh, Pax, Vivienne and Knox – will also have minor roles in the project, according to IBN.
Jolie and PItt's youngest daughter, Vivienne, was also featured in Jolie's most recent flick, Maleficent.
Jolie was just recently announced as the star herself and has indicated that she intends for the film to be a highlight of her career – if not her last role.
Angeline Jolie and Brad Pitt are teaming up for a new drama.
Angelina Jolie will direct her partner Brad Pitt in 'By the Sea', a new drama written by the actress for Universal Pictures. The pair will also co-produce the movie, which was announced on Friday (July 18, 2014) by studio chairman Donna Langley.
Jolie and Pitt last worked together in the 2005 action flick Mr & Mrs Smith, where they are thought to have begun their relationship.
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Direct Brad Pitt In 'By The Sea'
Brad Pitt is in Essex filming the sequel to 'World War Z' and he's been spotted enjoying the local pub and a fast food joint.
There are times when everyone, no matter how rich, famous or beautiful they are, needs a burger. Whether you've had a little too much to drink, are in the middle of a long motorway journey or have spent the day being chased round zombies sometimes it's time for Wimpy. Actor Brad Pitt certainly seems to have had that reaction on Tuesday (8th July) when he was spotted in Essex ordering fast food with his bodyguards.
Brad Pitt is reportedly a fan of the Wimpy donut.
Let's get real here.
Hey girl, did you know that Ryan Gosling is about to be a dad? Neither did anyone else until this week, but when he and girlfriend Eva Mendes broke the news, the internet exploded with highly inappropriate amounts of “grief.” Well, it was mostly just Twitter. Well, mostly just overdramatic Gosling and Notebook fans. But in honor of these poor lovestruck souls (you can read some choice tweets below) we’ve compiled a list of five other people you are never going to date – no matter how much you’d like to.
Gosling and Mendes got together in 2011, so he's technically been off the market for some time now.
Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. When asked to choose between this power couple, most people would be fine with either. Jolie is intelligent, charitable, worldly and stunning. Brad Pitt, even after his hey-day is… how do we put this delicately… hot, not to mention a creative and business-savvy force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for them, they seem to have found a good thing – lasting marriage, a whole litter of children and thriving careers to boot. Unfortunately for us, this means that both are off the market for good. The same largely applies to Beyonce and Jay Z, by the way.
Could Brad Pitt's 'Fury' go all the way?
The explosive first trailer for David Ayer's World War II movie Fury starring Brad Pitt has rolled out online. The movie follows army sergeant Wardaddy who heads up an American tank unit in Germany in 1945, as the end of the war closes in. He is joined by the rest of his unit, made up of Shia LaBeouf, Jason Isaacs, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena.
Brad Pitt stars in 'Fury'
Fury, written and directed by the man also responsible for the Oscar winning Training Day and acclaimed thriller End of Watch, has been described as a rich character study with action scenes.
She'll probably use it once then they'll put it under the stairs
Getting your very first bike represents a landmark for most children - a rite of passage into the world of the mobile. But what if you had an entire skate park in which to hone your skills? Now that would be something.
But it’s exactly what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided to do for their 8-year-old daughter Shiloh. The duo, apparently, hired a team of builders to construct ramps, dips and metal grinds in the backyard of their mansion.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie's Daughter Shiloh Has Her Own Skate Park
Is George Clooney planning to run for Governor of California? The 53-year-old actor is rumoured to be considering a career in politics full time following the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan.
George Clooney may be going into politics full time, according to numerous sources. The 53-year-old actor could be running for Governor of California and following in the footsteps of actors such as Arnold Schwarzengger and Ronald Reagan who also held the position.
George Clooney may be running for Governor of California.
According to the Mirror, Clooney is being considered by the Democrat party for the 2018 governorship race. Clooney is political active and has been involved in numerous campaigns for human rights in Syria and Sudan. Sources speaking to the paper said Clooney's support.
Angelina Jolie has released a statement revealing her delight at receiving an honorary damehood.
Angelina Jolie has released a statement expressing her delight at receiving an honorary damehood on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Jolie was honoured for her services to UK foreign policy and her tireless efforts to try and stop rape being used as a weapon of war.
This week Jolie and Pitt, pictured with William Hague, have been in the UK to attend a PSVI summit
The Maleficent actress has been working with the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and has been with Brad Pitt in the United Kingdom over the past week to attend a summit in London. She said in the statement: “To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my life woking to. Working on PSVI [Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative] and with survivors of rape is an honour in itself. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine.”
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie: Honorary Damehood Means "A Great Deal To Me"
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport with their children Maddox and Zahara - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th June 2014
Brad Pitt and Zahara Jolie-Pitt - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with two of their children, Zahara and Maddox - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th June 2014
Brad Pitt and Lupita Nyong'o will team together for the second time for the film adaption of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's acclaimed novel 'Americanah.'
Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o will reunite with 12 Years a Slave co-star/producer Brad Pitt to star in a film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Americanah. In 2014 Americanah was shortlisted for the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction and focuses on the relationship between young Nigerian couple Ifemelu and Obinze. Torn apart by immigration and circumstance they spend many years apart, will the time and distance have separated them forever?
Lupita Nyong'o has been cast to star in the film adapation of Americanah, which will be made by Brad Pitt's production company
Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B, the company behind 12 Years a Slave, will make the film and Nyong’o is pegged to star in, as well as produce, the project. The actress released a statement saying it is an “honour to bring Ms. Adichie’s brilliant book to the screen.” She continued, “Page after page I was struck by Ifemelu and Obinze’s stories, whose experiences as African immigrants are so specific and also so imminently relatable. It is a thrilling challenge to tell a truly international story so fill of love, humour and heart.”
Nyong'o's busy 2015 just got even busier.
Lupita Nyong’o and Brad Pitt will be reunited once more as the 12 Years a Slave stars combine on ‘Americanah’, an adaptation of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's acclaimed novel of the same name. Nyong’o will star and produce, while Brad Pitt’s Plan B - the company behind the Oscar-winning slave drama - will make the film.
Lupita Nyong'o with her Oscar
Adichie's book is certainly ripe for adaptation; it won the 2013 US National Book Critics Circle award for fiction and was named one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, the BBC and Newsday. Adichie is the 36-year-old author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun, which has also recently been made into a film.
Continue reading: Lupita Nyong'o To Star As Lover Separated By Immigration In 'Americanah'
Fresh off '12 Years A Slave’s' Oscar victory, Brad Pitt has become one of Hollywood’s hottest producers, but could another Academy Award be on the horizon?
We’ll always know Brad Pitt best as an actor but he’s certainly been making waves behind he camera as of late. As a producer, Pitt and his company, Pan B Entertainment have been behind two Best Picture Oscar winners in recent years, The Departed and 12 Years A Slave. After the latter's tremendous success, Pitt certainly looks to have the midas touch when it comes to his producing picks. But what’s next for Pitt and Plan B? Are the star and his company potentially sitting on a few more Oscar contenders?
Brad Pitt, Plan B is working out pretty well
Continue reading: Here's 4 Movies Brad Pitt Is Producing. And They All Look Awesome.
Brad Pitt has spoken for the first time about the"nutter" that accosted him at the 'Maleficent' premiere.
Brad Pitt has spoken out for the first time about the red carpet "attack" that left the Ukrainian TV presenter Vitalii Sediuk behind bars. The notorious prankster - who has played similar tricks on Bradley Cooper and Ammerica Ferrera - accosted Pitt at the world premiere of Maleficent in Hollywood last week.
Brad Pitt signing autographs at the 'Maleficent' premiere
In his statement about the incident, Pitt told People magazine, "I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt: "The Nutter Was Trying To Bury His Face In My Crotch"
The 50 year-old actor calls Vitalii Sediuk a "nutter" and says that "he's going to spoil it for the fans," if these antics don't stop.
Red Carpet Prankster Vitalii Sediuk's latest stunt earned him several criminal charges, as well as orders to attend a weekly session of psychiatric counselling over a 52-week period.
And Brad Pitt, the victim of the prank, couldn't agree more with the punishment.
The 50 year-old actor has finally spoke out on Sediuk jumping the barrier at the premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' last week to hug him before being wrestled to the ground by security, in a hilarious statement to People Magazine.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Breaks Silence On Red Carpet Prankster In Hilarious Statement
Jolie could give up acting and refocus her attention after her upcoming Egyptian biopic.
Angelina Jolie has hinted that a retirement from acting could be on the horizon after she finishes her upcoming Cleopatra biopic. The Maleficent actress, who is currently promoting her dark fairytale retake, has already indicated that she'd like to step away from movies to concentrate on her humanitarian concerns.
"I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy to have had all the opportunities to tell stories and work for as long as I have," she said last month at a Maleficent press conference. "I'm sure there will be more films but I am happy I am able to be selective and have fun with characters like this but I would like to focus on writing and directing and above all I would like to focus more on my work with the UN."
Continue reading: Angelina Jolie To Retire After Cleopatra? Actress Hints At Focus Shift
Well, there goes Vitalii Sediuk's pranking career.
Vitalii Sediuk, aka the Ukranian “prankster” who has made a career out of harassing celebrities, has had his day in court and – probably – his fifteen minutes. The “prankster” ran out on the red carpet at Wednesday’s Maleficent premiere and attempted to punch Brad Pitt, of all people. Earlier this month, he had attempted to dive under America Ferrera’s gown at Cannes. This is standard practice for Sediuk and has in fact led to his management dropping him.
To his credit, Brad Pitt recovered brilliantly from the incident.
As of Friday, however, he has even bigger worries. After he pleaded no contest to battery and unlawful activity charges, Sediuk was sentenced to three years of probation, one year of psychological counseling, ordered to stay 500 yards away from all celebrity events, and issued with a restraining order to keep away from Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Yes, that sounds about right.
They’ve been together nearly a decade but Angelina doesn't have any plans to walk down the aisle any time soon.
Angelina Jolie has been pretty busy as of late. Right now she’s promoting her new movie, Disney’s Maleficent, which is perhaps her biggest role in recent years. But Jolie is still one half of Hollywood’s most famous couple who after nearly a decade together, still don't plan to say ‘I do’ any time soon.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the Maleficent premiere
The actress, who has been engaged to Brad Pitt for two years told USA Today the couple “don't have any plans to get married at the moment.” Angelina added that nothing was organised and she doesn't have a dress for when the big day finally comes around.
Brad Pitt's attacker has been put on 36 months of summary probation and will have to attend a weekly session of psychiatric counselling over a 52-week period.
Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk, known for rushing stars on the red carpet at premieres, will not be able to prank his way out of this one.
After Sediuk's latest stunt, where he jumped the barrier at the premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' and hugged Pitt before being wrestled to the ground be security, criminal charges have been issued.
Appearing in an East Los Angeles courthouse for a hearing on Wednesday night's (May 28th) incident, Sediuk was ordered by a judge to stay at least 500 yards away from all award shows, entertainment events and red carpets.
Steven Knight is charged with helping to emulate the first film's financial success
World War Z was just one of those success stories. Stranded in that middle ground between critical failure and acclaim, but well and truly prominent in box offices around the globe - it went on to collect $540m worldwide. Steven Knight, according to Variety, has been hired to write the most inevitable of sequels.
Knight’s writing credits include Dirty Pretty Things, Eastern Promises and Jason Statham’s Hummingbird, which all bode well for an action zombie thriller. The sequel already has a director: Juan Antonio Bayona who was behind the camera for The Orphanage and The Impossible. Pitt may have had some sway in this as it comes weeks after it was announced that he was in early talks to star in an untitled World War II romantic thriller, also written by Knight.
Continue reading: Steve Knight Is Penning Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' Sequel
John Voight and Brad Pitt - Mario Lopez showed up for the premiere and had a run in with ex wife Ali Landry and was seen checking her out during the red carpet. - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 28th May 2014
Brad Pitt - Brad Pitt and partner Angelina Jolie arriving for the world premiere of "Maleficent" on Hollywood Blvd and signed autographs for awaiting fans. While Angelina did interviews Brad cotinued to sign autographs until he was attacked by a crazed fan who jumped over the barriers but soon was taking to custody by police. - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 29th May 2014
Angelina Jolie in a series of recent interviews promoting Disney's 'Maleficent' has discussed motherhood, her future collaboration with fiancé Brad Pitt and her possible wedding plans.
Angelina Jolie has been doing the rounds promoting Maleficent this week but it's not her soon-to-be-released Disney film which has us all talking. The 38-year-old actress has revealed a great deal of personal information including her stance on motherhood in Hollywood and her wedding plans with fiancé Brad Pitt.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at the Maleficent event at Kensington Palace in London, May 2014.
Angelina Jolie’ daughter, Vivienne, was the only child she knew who didn’t cry when they saw her dressed as Maleficent. Vivienne plays a young Princess Aurora opposite her mother in the upcoming film ‘Maleficent’.
Angelina Jolie described the difficulties of acting alongside her 4-year-old daughter Vivienne whilst in Maleficent and how Vivienne was the only child she knew who didn’t cry when they saw her in her Maleficent costume.
Jolie explained how she had not wanted her daughter in the film for the sake of being in a role but because Vivienne was the only child who didn’t cry when she saw Jolie as Maleficent! Speaking to the BBC, Jolie said Vivienne is “in two scenes, they’re cute little scenes – but I’m her mom,” adding “It wasn’t that I wanted her in a film, it was out of necessity.”
So, is Brad Pitt about to sign a deal to star in 'True Detective' season 2 or not? Some reliable sources seem to think so...
There’s been rumors buzzing around that Brad Pitt is set to star in True Detective season 2 since, well, True Detective season 1 ended. The show was an international success, with both Woody Harrelson and Matthew Mcconaughey highly praised for their roles as detectives Rust Cohle and Marty Hart.
Will Brad Pitt join the cast of True Detective?
It was unusual to see two such high profile actors taking time from their busy movie schedules to indulge in a little HBO series, but yikes did it pay off. With McConaughey riding high off his Oscar win for Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective, the actor, once famed for poorly penned rom coms, is now practically unstoppable. We're sure that Christopher Nolan feels like the cat who's got the cream, landing him for the upcoming Interstellar.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Ready To Sign Deal To Star In 'True Detective' Season 2?
Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey. Buddies in New Orleans.
Brad Pitt and Matthew Mcconaughey, two of the world's greatest actors, are hanging out in New Orleans. The pair were renting places down the same busy NOLA street, after McConaughey flew in to shoot an Amazing Race scavenger hunt segment with Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
Brad Pitt Is Hanging Out In New Orleans
In a new video circulating the internet, Pitt realises that the Oscar winner is across the way and comes out onto his balcony for a chat. And then Pitt does the ultimate in balcony one-upmanship - he completes a successful beer throw.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt Throws Matthew McConaughey A Beer. Internet Explodes [Video]
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are spotted exiting the back door of the Ziegfeld Theatre on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffery Duran) - New York, New York, United States - Monday 12th May 2014
Ahead of the release of her new movie, the actress got personal with Elle.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might seem like the perfect couple now (or as close to perfect as any human couple can be anyway), but it wasn’t always so. Before the two found their little slice of heaven in each other and their brood of children, Jolie had all but given up on finding love, the Maleficent actress says in the June issue of Elle. In an interview to go with her stunning cover, Jolie andmits: "I never thought I'd have children, I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person."
Jolie is about to reinvent the original Disney villain, Maleficent.
Apparently she had a pretty good reason to believe that too.
The Jolie-Pitt family might be taking their cues from the Carters and working on a surprise project together.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie news are usually a Hollywood highlight, but when the pair are about to film a new movie together, it takes the buzz to a whole new level. The power couple have not collaborated on a film project since 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
After a few rough months, Jolie is diving back into work.
The Hollywood Reporter first announced the news, but at this point, there is little else to report. According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news, the project could be filmed from a script for a relationship drama, which Angelina Jolie wrote a few years ago. That project centered on a couple with issues who take a vacation in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage.There is no director attached to the project at this time and there is a possibility that Jolie might direct it herself. Jolie is in post right now Unbroken, the true World War II tale of Lou Zamperini that she directed for Universal. It is also not known who is producing. So far, that’s all the information to report on the upcoming project, but watch this space for future updates.
Apparently Priestley's memoir doesn't really speak highly of too many people.
Tori Spelling’s headlong dive into unlimited publicity with her lifetime series True Tori has attracted tons of controversy in recent weeks. Now Tori and her husband Dean McDermott are facing even more heat, after Spelling’s former 90210 co-star Jason Priestly is spilling the beans on the actress.
Priestly is soon to release his memoir, which reportedly slams Spelling, McDermott and infamous bad girl Shannen Doherty.
Jason Priestley is releasing the ultimate tell-all book in two days.
The '90210' actor unloads on his former co-stars and friends.
Jason Priestley has released a tell-all memoir, Jason Priestley: A Memoir, which among detailing the 90210 actor's thoughts on fame and family, dishes the dirt on celebrities that he's encountered during his long career in the spotlight. He criticises the shockingly bratty behaviour of fellow stars Shannen Doherty, Mischa Barton and Dean McDermott and reveals the rather gross competitions he and former roomie Brad Pitt used to make up for fun.
Jason Priestley Has Spilled The Secrets Of The Stars In His New Memoir.
On his former 90210 co-star Doherty he recalls taking a private flight with her from L.A. to New York to meet with advertisers and remembers how the actress' diva-esque antics didn't leave the best impression.
Little is known of the project so far, but "The Operators" already has a director ad writer in David Michod.
Brad Pitt is keeping on with the theme of military films and, with the help of Animal Kingdom helmer David Michod, is tackling a fresh subject – the controversial Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. McChrystal first became a household name in the US, when he was profiled for Rolling Stone back in 2010.
Pitt will produce via his Plan B label.
Michael Hastings’ profile easily sparked controversy, exposing the general and his staff's disdain for their superiors, including National Security Advisor James L. Jones, Vice President Biden and President Obama, and ultimately prompting McChrystal to resign.
The 50 year-old will also produce the upcoming film, which is based on journalist Michael Hastings' book 'The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
Brad Pitt will star and produce in yet another war film.
The 50 year-old is scheduled to play Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who is a former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
The upcoming film is called 'The Operators,' and Australian filmmaker David Michod will write and direct it, The Los Angeles Times reports.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their engagement (and apparently he's telling time on her Rolex). These other once engaged celebs also never made it down the aisle.
The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean. The pair have called it quits amid rumours of infidelity and Rolex theft. Naya tweeted “@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the plot is definitely thickening.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their relationship
These others celebs also decided to end their very high profile engagements, although none of them accused each other of stealing expensive watches. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck AKA Bennifer were a bit of an odd couple to even begin with. In 2003 the couple were involved in an extremely high profile relationship, going so far as to co-star in a couple of god awful movies. The engagement was broken off in 2004, allegedly because Ben wasn’t ready to give up single life. Which makes sense because a year later he married Jennifer Garner. Burnnnnn.
Continue reading: Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last
Check out what the critics have been saying about Kevin Costner in 'Draft Day'
The people behind ‘Draft Day’ are probably getting a little bit tired of comparisons to 'Moneyball', the Brad Pitt-starring 2011 hit, but given that the reviews have just been filed, and it seems to be lacking where 'Moneyball' prospered – so to speak – now is the perfect time for comparisons. And it doesn’t look rosy for director Ivan Reitman.
Kevin Coster pulls some surprise punches in 'Draft Day'
The premise is simple: under the intense scrutiny of both a demanding owner and fickle fans, Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) must make draft day decisions that will both shape his career and the future of The Cleveland Browns. All the while, hundreds of young men’s sports careers hang in the balance.
Scarlett Johansson finds her 'tacky' nickname 'insulting'. These other celebrities aren't so bothered about their portmanteau names.
These days it seems as though fame is cemented when the world refers to you by your very own portmanteau. Over the past few years it’s become a way of referring to our favourite celebs, because in the texting generation don’t nobody gots time to say their full names. Think J-Lo, K-Stew, J-Law, ScarJo, the list goes on. Except ScarJo wants her name taken off the list, because, well, she’s apparently above all that. Apparently starring in a Marvel movie franchise qualifies you as a serious actress, Meryl Streep style. Or MezStree as we like to call her. And she freaking loves it.
Scarlett Johansson thinks portmanteaus are 'tacky'
Scarlett Johansson, or ScarJo as we like to call her (and which is how she shall forever forth be referred) explained to Glamour magazine, “I associate that name with, like, pop stars. It sounds tacky. It’s lazy and flippant…There’s something insulting about it.” Well, that's certainly very diplomatic and won't potentially insult anybody. Nice work, ScarJo! ScarJo ScarJo ScarJo.
Brad Pitt is to tell the story of Anonymous's Deric Lostutter.
Brad Pitt's production company Plan B Entertainment has secured the rights to Anonymous vs Steubenville - a Rolling Stone article by David Kushner about the online vigilante Deric Lostutter's role in a landmark rape case. Pitt and the team behind 12 Years A Slave have been planning this movie for a while, though things are now official.
Brad Pitt Won An Oscar For '12 Years a Slave'
Hactivist Lostutter helped expose a town-wide cover-up of a teenage girl's rape by two high school football player, bringing charges to the rapists and helping get the high school superintendent, the principal and two high school coaches indicted for concealing the truth - all this while himself risking a 20-year sentence.
Continue reading: Brad Pitt's Hacker Movie 'Anonymous' Could Be Special, Very Special
The producers of '12 Years A Slave' will adapt a Rolling Stone article about a hacker who exposed two rapists but was jailed for his methods.
Brad Pitt's production company has bought the rights to a movie which is based on a true story, much like their previous critically acclaimed film '12 Years A Slave'.
After their successful win for the historical drama at this year's Academy-Awards, Pitt and his partners, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, will produce the new project.
It is about a hacker who exposed two rapists, but was then jailed for the ways in which he caught the assailants.
Lorde has spoken out against photoshop, explaining "flaws are OK". These other celebrities agree and also opt for au naturel when it comes to their photo shoots.
One of the reasons that we love Lorde so much is that she defies the usual standards of celebrity. The 17 year old has previously posted photos of herself on her Instagram account with a caption explaining she is wearing acne cream in the pic.
'Royals' singer Lorde has spoken out against photoshopping
Recently the ‘Royals’ singer shared two photographs of herself from Lollapalooza music festival in Santiago, Chile. One photograph of her had been photoshopped to smooth over her skin, while the other was natural. Lorde commented on the photos, ‘i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)’.
Continue reading: Lorde, Brad Pitt And Other Celebrities Who Say No To Photoshop
The New Zealand singer warned against the fake perfection of Photoshop.
Today, Lorde has tried to prove to her fans that Photoshop perfection is not something to aspire to and that "flaws are ok" in selfies and photos. To illustrate her point, the singer posted two photos of herself performing at one concert on Twitter, one of which had been edited to perfection and the other showed off the young pop star's natural look.
Lorde Has Publically Spoken Out Against Her Photos Being Digitally Retouched.
"i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)" the 17 year-old singer captioned the shot. She received an outpouring of support and gratitude from her fans, many of which are also teenagers themselves, who praised her for her realistic attitude towards her own image.
Continue reading: Lorde Calls Out Airbrushing On Her Own Photo: "Remember Flaws Are Ok"
Gwyneth Paltrow had high profile relationships long before she met Chris Martin.
We were all surprised when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their separation by way of a post on Paltrow’s Goop website on Tuesday evening. The couple, who have been married for 10 years and had two children together announced they were ‘consciously uncoupling’, and thus the showbiz world began mourning another high profile couple. But for Gwyneth a high profile split is nothing new, actually she’s had her fair share of famous romances.
Gwyneth Paltrow has announced her 'uncoupling' from Chris Martin
Before there was Chris and before there was Angelina, Hollywood’s hottest couple was Brad Pitt and Gwyneth Paltrow. Although now the two might seem like an unlikely pairing, back in the mid nighties they were the hot couple of the moment. These two set out to define the era for star couples, sporting matching cropped blonde hair and sometimes even matching outfits, (too far). They even got engaged! Although they might have seem like a young Hollywood dream come true, sadly it wasn't to be and they split in 1997 after three years of dating. Gwyneth would later take responsibility for the break up, telling Diana Sawyer ‘My kind of internal stuff really tripped up that whole relationship and I felt really responsible, and also like I was the architect of my own misery … I just made a big mess out of it.’.
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