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moon-rose moon-rose 9 years
they are idol's
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Thank you Rachel Sun I was just so disgusted with the lack of knowledge that I didn't even want to waste my time any more responding to such ignorant posts. To accuse Mariane Pearl, of all people, of exploiting her husband shows a basic lack of knowledge, sympathy, and intelligence!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
yadayadayada I'm sick of Angelina.
RachelSun RachelSun 9 years
The celebrities are there to bring attention to these women who the press and by extension society would not even know or care about. It is really easy to criticize from afar. The journalist who are being honored don't appear to be exploited. AMH was a great movie and not manipulative or exploitive. Marianne Pearl and Daniel Pearl were journalist. They were actively involved in shining a light on people and areas most of society don't want to see. Her book and movie gave the world insight into how people from other cultures and religions, including Muslims helped her to find her husband. There was nothing exploitative about it or her desire to continue as a journalist to keep his memory and how and why he died alive. That is waht journalist do, shine a light on things that society does not want to see. amanpour does that all the time. The good journalist will even face danger as these women did for reporting their stories in order to inform all of us. Marianne continues to be a journalist writing on many subjects and not only about her husbands fate. Attacking her is simply misinformed. sorry for the soapbox but sometimes people need to leave their computers and live in the real world for a change.
Elizab Elizab 9 years
@ blob & jmast: Yes to everything both of you have said. Not every celebrity has a camera there when they're helping children, women, the world, whoever. The best people do what needs to be done, without fanfare, and without exploiting the very ones they profess to help.
JLK JLK 9 years
I wish Meg would do another romantic comedy with Billy Crystal.
giazpt giazpt 9 years
Iam glad to see Angie on the red carpet looking beautiful as always.
desertbanshee desertbanshee 9 years
Knowing what little I do about Mrs. Pearl, I would NEVER judge her. Not after all she and her husband have been through. If she wanted to tell her story, then okay.
jmast jmast 9 years
If you go to IWMF's website you can read about the journalists that were awarded. There are some amazing stories, tragic but really amazing what some of these women have overcome or are still overcoming. Here is the link :)
blob blob 9 years
His "character" may only have been in the movie for 10 minutes but without his murder, there isn't any story.
blob blob 9 years
Jackie Kennedy's husband was murdered in front of her and his brains eneded up on her lap. She NEVER spoke publicly about it, she didn't write a book and her story goes with her to the grave. Marianne Pearl's husband is murdered by terrorists, she writes a book, gives interviews, tries and fails to get money from a 9/11 fund, sells movie rights, goes to Cannes to publicize/celebrate movie opening. I see it as somewhat exploitative, others can see it as making the best of a terrible situation.
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I would love to know how you think A Mighty Heart exploited Daniele Pearl considering his character was only in the movie for like 10 minutes???
Gia Gia 9 years
what a great women!
flutterpie flutterpie 9 years
marianne wrote the book and the movie was based upon that,are you saying daniel pearls widow was the one exploiting him? thats just silly. anyhoo, i have a great respect for female journalists who risk their lives to get a story told.
blob blob 9 years
I was one of the handful of people who actually paid to go see A Mighty Heart in the movies. One of the definitions of the word exploit is "use or manipulate to one's advantage." One's advantage can be financial profit, higher Nielsen ratings or an Oscar nod, no? In the same vein, I think the Goldman's exploited the murder of their son by OJ Simpson by publishing that hideous book he wrote. Sometimes people do use personal tragedy for personal profit. With 24/7 cable news, making a film about a current public event is redundant since themedia coverage was probably excessive to begin with (i.e, Anna Nicole Smith death, the constant rebroadcasting of the Twin Towers collapsing on 9/11, the OJ Simpson trial). This is not to diminish Ms. Pearl's or anybody else's anguish over a tragic event.
Dr_NO Dr_NO 9 years
Seriously Meg...a haircut.
jmast jmast 9 years
True, true ;)
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Jmast, I understand and know that...but they aren't at this event ;-)
jmast jmast 9 years
Hi tiabia, I understand and respect what you are writing. And I commend people like Angelina Jolie that are UN Goodwill Ambassadors. But she isn't the first and she won't be the last is all I'm trying to say. Nicole Kidman, Whoopie Goldberg, David Beckham, Susan Sarandon, Jackie Chan, Ricky Martin, etc. are all UN Goodwill Ambassadors. It's not just one person in Hollywood that is going to do good and make a difference. Thank goodness for that :)
outofhere outofhere 9 years
Molly - what a great post! Thank you!!! Would love to see more like this with women who are actually doing something with their lives and enriching ours in the process. Angie is glowing at this event just like she glows when she's with her kids - she's coming from the heart! It's so good to see Christiane Amanpour - what an incredible journalist. Meg looks scary and that makes me sad. She looks completely different than she use to, I've never been able to accept her joker looking face. She looks worse now with her face all tight and shiny and that hair.....blech. She succumbed to the pressure and that makes me sad and besides that, she had the worlds worst plastic surgeon work on her!
tiabia tiabia 9 years
Jmast, I was the poster that mentioned Witherspoon and Alba, both of whom are active in charities. However in this day and age you'd be hard-pressed to find a celebrity that isn't involved in some charity in some form or fashion. But being involved is very different from being in the trenches, which Angelina does...not as an actress, but as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Jolie also does correspondence with the Washington Post. So while Witherspoon (and Alba for that matter) is active in charities, she not much different from the all the other "skinny" actresses in Hollywood.
jmast jmast 9 years
Someone mentioned that Reese Witherspoon is just a skinny actress, however, she is involved with charities. Not everyone has to volunteer or help with a charity and then announce it to the news to be helpful and care about things. Angelina Jolie is not the first and certainly not the last celebrity to be involved with charities, etc. I don't think we should rip apart other actresses and celebs we don't know to defend one actress we don't know.
lindaloo lindaloo 9 years
Meg looks too shiny!
VaneM77 VaneM77 9 years
What is up with Meg's hair?? I loved the shorter hairstyle on her.....she's such a pretty lady! I think Angie still looks worn out!
mswindang mswindang 9 years
i used to love meg, then she goes and messes everything up, succumbing to mid life crisis and collagen injections.. now look at her, she looks like she hasn't showered and slept. angie looks great.
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