Angelina Jolie wrote a very revealing and honest op-ed for The New York Times yesterday announcing her double mastectomy. Today she is being praised by partner Brad Pitt, Sheryl Crow, and more Hollywood stars.
Brad Pitt has made a statement of his own following his fiancée Angelina Jolie's decision to undergo a double mastectomy. Angelina's article about the procedure was published in today's New York Times, and Brad released a few moving words of his own to UK newspaper The Evening Standard. Brad said:
"Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie's choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus. All I want for is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children. This is a happy day for our family."
Angelina, whose decision was prompted by the results of a genetic test and her mother's death from ovarian cancer at age 56, underwent the double mastectomy over the course of this year in LA. Angelina wrote of Brad's unwavering support in the Times, commenting, "I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. . . . Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."
The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, and we can't wait to see all the sexy celebrities hit the red carpet. Before we catch a glimpse of our favorite stars in the South of France, we're taking a look back at all the glamorous actors and actresses who have attended the cinema event in years past.
There have been plenty of great moments to capture, including last year's red carpet with Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Jessica Chastain, and Shia LaBeouf; Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz's photo-op back in 2002; and Charlize Theron's sexy outfit from 2004. Click through to see all the famous faces, and make sure to check back for all the updates straight from Cannes, where we'll be covering the most exciting premieres and parties.
Superheroes, cops, futuristic fighters — prepare to see some seriously sexy stars light up the big screen in this Summer's movies. Hollywood's finest will be showing off their swoon-worthy physiques as they save the world, take down the bad guys, and, you know, just try to get out of Las Vegas alive. No matter what they're doing, though, these handsome actors will have you returning to the theater again and again. Take a look at the hottest boys of Summer!
— Additional reporting by Laura Meyers
George Clooney turns 52 today, and we're celebrating with a look at all the stars he's treated to getaways at his waterfront villa at Lake Como in Italy. In June 2004, George invited his Ocean's Twelve cast, crew, and loved ones, including Brad Pitt's then-wife Jennifer Aniston, to relax while shooting the sequel. Though George frequently gets in male bonding with friends like Matt Damon, Rande Gerber, and Bono at his Italian compound, his guests also include his girlfriends over the years. Click through to see who George has whisked away for lakeside romance, as well as which cast mates he regularly entertains.
In the first episode of Nicole Richie's AOL web series, Candidly Nicole, the star looked into removing her "tramp stamp," which she described as a "cross going down the crack tattoo." During her on-camera doctor's visit, Nicole said, "I was 16 and an idiot and didn't want my parents to see." She went on to add that "I'm not that girl" but ultimately decided against the laser tattoo removal. "If it was a one-time thing, I would do it," Nicole said in the webisode. "But I'm not going back every two months, you know. That's too much upkeep."
In honor of Nicole's attempt to remove one of her nine tattoos, let's take a look at other celebrities who have famous body ink.
Brad Pitt’s new Summer blockbuster, World War Z, has been challenged since the start, but Brad is still smiling. Vanity Fair’s May issue explores how Brad battled to make the best movie possible.
Brad Pitt covers the June issue of Vanity Fair, which will be out on newsstands and digitally across the country on May 7. Inside the issue, various executives from Paramount, the studio behind his June 21 release, World War Z, talk about their much-publicized production difficulties. Among their troubles were a budget that spiraled to $200 million and having to make the tough decision to reshoot 40 minutes of the film.
Brad doesn't appear to be quoted directly in the piece, but screenwriter Damon Lindelof conveyed the actor's enthusiasm for making World War Z. Damon said, "[Brad] took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it. . . . But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to. My sense of it was he was taking responsibility." Get the full backstory on the making of World War Z on Vanity Fair's site.
Sometimes when a director and actor meet, it's a match made in movie heaven — so why wouldn't they team up again? Pairings like Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have held on to partnerships for years, creating scores of wonderful films. These are the relationships I want to celebrate: that particular kinship between a filmmaker and a muse. Take a look through to see some of my all-time favorite duos.