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Angelina Jolie Wins Her First Tony Award

And more from the ceremony celebrating theater

(Newser) - The Outsiders, a gritty adaptation of the classic young adult novel, became the essence of a Broadway insider on Sunday, winning the Tony Award for best new musical on a night when women made strides, the AP reports. The musical based on the beloved SE Hinton book is about rival...

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Is Dropping a Surname

Daughter of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt files paperwork on 18th birthday to drop the 'Pitt' from her moniker

(Newser) - Shiloh Jolie-Pitt just turned 18 this month, and she apparently had a big birthday wish she'd been waiting to fulfill. TMZ reports that the oldest biological child of actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt filed paperwork on Monday to request a name change—specifically, to drop the "Pitt"...

Jolie Alleges 'History of Physical Abuse' by Pitt

Thursday motion claims Pitt tried to secure her silence through failed winery deal

(Newser) - The fateful 2016 plane ride that would mark the end of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's 10-year relationship is back in the news thanks to a new court filing in which Jolie claims it was the first time Pitt "turned his physical abuse on the children," but...

Jolie: 'I Wouldn't Be an Actress Today'
Jolie: 'I Wouldn't
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Jolie: 'I Wouldn't Be an Actress Today'

Actor talks to 'WSJ' about her kids, being a 'nepo baby,' and ... not so much about Brad Pitt

(Newser) - It's been more than seven years since the world first got wind of the Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt split . Jolie has been generally reclusive during this time, with just a handful of recent interviews , but she's now opening up to the Wall Street Journal , revealing more tidbits about her...

New Tenant in Basquiat's Old Home: Angelina

Actress leases Manhattan residence for her fashion collective

(Newser) - The address of 57 Great Jones Street is well-known in New York City for good reason: Andy Warhol bought the former carriage house in 1970 before leasing it to art world protege Jean-Michel Basquiat, per Hyperallergic . Basquiat not only lived and worked there for about five years, but he died...

Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie Legal Battle Heats Up

New legal filing accuses Pitt of 'looting' winery's assets

(Newser) - In a new court filing, Angelina Jolie's former investment company accuses Brad Pitt of "looting" the assets of the French estate and winery the former couple once owned together. Pitt sued Jolie last year over what he called her "unlawful" sale of Chateau Miraval after their divorce,...

In New Court Papers, Brad Pitt Calls Angelina Jolie 'Vindictive'

He alleges his ex sold her stake in their French winery out of spite

(Newser) - Four years after their divorce became final, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continue to battle in court. The latest volley comes from Pitt in court papers in which he labels his ex as "vindictive," reports Page Six . The slam is related to Pitt's ongoing lawsuit over a...

Angelina Jolie Leaves Post as UN Envoy After 21 Years

Actress has expressed frustration with efforts to end sexual violence in wars

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie and the United Nations' refugee agency are parting ways after more than two decades. The American actress and the agency announced she was "moving on" from her role as the agency's special envoy "to engage on a broader set of humanitarian and human rights issues"...

Brad Pitt Fires Back at Angelina Jolie

Rep calls her latest allegations 'completely untrue'

(Newser) - The explosive allegations leveled against Brad Pitt in a court filing from his ex , Angelina Jolie, Tuesday are false, according to a rep for Pitt. The rep tells CNN that Jolie's "story continues to evolve each time she tells it with new, unsubstantiated claims. Brad has accepted responsibility...

Jolie Court Filing Details Alleged Abuse on Plane

She says Pitt hit, choked kids on plane, 'poured beer and red wine' on them

(Newser) - A court filing from Angelina Jolie Tuesday includes shocking new details on the incident on a plane that ended her marriage to Brad Pitt. According to the filing, Pitt "choked one of the children and struck another in the face" and "grabbed Jolie by the head and shook...

Jolie Tipped Off Photog for First Brangelina Scoop

'Rolling Stone' co-founder Jann Wenner dishes celebrity tales in memoir out Tuesday

(Newser) - Rolling Stone co-founder Jann Wenner has a lot of celebrity anecdotes—some of which he's exposing in an upcoming memoir. Perhaps the juiciest tidbit to come out of Like a Rolling Stone involves the 2000s love triangle that was Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie. Wenner, who formerly...

FBI Report Details Angelina Jolie's 2016 Plane Ride With Brad Pitt

Many new, though heavily redacted, details have been released

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie, using the name Jane Doe, made a Freedom of Information Act request earlier this year asking that the FBI report into the 2016 plane incident between her and Brad Pitt that led to their divorce be released to her. People , CNN , ETOnline , and other outlets have now obtained...

Ukrainians Displaced by War Get a Surprise Visit

Angelina Jolie met with refugees in Lviv

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie made a surprise visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on Saturday. Jolie—a UN Special Envoy for Refugees since 2011—came to speak with displaced people who have found refuge in Lviv, including children undergoing treatment for injuries sustained in the missile strike on the Kramatorsk...

Pitt Sues Jolie: She Sold Stake in My Home to a 'Stranger'

Her deal with Russian oligarch is upending operations at Château Miraval: suit

(Newser) - The "never-ending divorce war" between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie continues with the former now suing the latter, per TMZ . In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles, Pitt claims Jolie secretly sold her half of the former pair's controlling interest in their French winery Château Miraval...

Angelina Jolie: 'There's a Lot I Can't Say'

She talks to the 'Guardian' about divorce, new book

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce lasted longer than their marriage, and the custody battle is still going on. The couple married in August 2014, and Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016. It took three years to finalize the split, and they are still fighting over custody of...

What Drove Angelina Jolie to the Arms of Social Media

Actress wants to help women and girls in Afghanistan

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie has finally made her Instagram debut. The actress launched a profile on the social media site Friday, describing herself as a "Mom, filmmaker, Special Envoy for UN @refugees." In her first post , she shared a letter sent to her from a teen girl in Afghanistan who...

Ousted Judge a Blow to Brad Pitt Custody Cause

Actor loses time with kids previously awarded to him

(Newser) - Brad Pitt has suffered a blow in his child custody battle with Angelina Jolie. Per People , a judge who previously awarded the actor more time with the former couple's kids has been disqualified from presiding over the case. A three-judge panel sided with Jolie's attorneys, who argued Judge...

Judge Tentatively Gives Brad Pitt Joint Custody

Angelina Jolie plans to fight on, and the decision affecting 5 children could change

(Newser) - Brad Pitt has won joint custody of his children with Angelina Jolie. A judge allowed the adjustment in the existing custody agreement to permit Pitt more time with the actors' children, NBC reports. But the decision is not final, and Jolie, who filed for divorce in 2016, plans to press...

Angelina Jolie Upset Judge Won't Let Kids Testify in Custody Case

Actress alludes to domestic violence in new court filing

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie criticized a judge who is deciding on child custody in her divorce with Brad Pitt, saying in a court filing that the judge refused to allow their children to testify, the AP reports. Jolie, who has sought to disqualify Judge John Ouderkirk from the divorce case, said in...

Jolie: This Thing I Love Became Impossible After Split

Actress, returning to action role, says she's been unable to direct

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie returns to her action-movie background as a firefighter in Those Who Wish Me Dead , coming out next month, to be followed by Marvel's Eternals in November. But if you were expecting some speech about how the perfect role or amazing script pulled her away from directing, you...

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