Celebritology 2.0: Brangelina


Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie planning Indian wedding? [Rumor Mill]

Are the stars of 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' set to officially become Mr. and Mrs. Pitt? Could 2011's planned wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton be eclipsed by the marriage of Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? The Times of India is reporting that Brangelina are planning a Hindu wedding in the Indian province of Rajasthan next year under the guidance of spiritual guru Ram Lal Siyag: The Siddha Yoga guru, who is said to have played a key role in bringing peace and harmony into the jet-set lives of Jolie and Pitt, is unconcerned about his name being bandied about in the western media. His disciples, too, refuse to disclose any detail about the glamour wedding. The news websites also reported that Guru Siyag initiated the star couple into the Hindu way of life by giving them a mantra, which they are to recite every morning...

By Liz Kelly  |  11:53 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 11/30/2010

Brad Pitt's leather pants: Fashionably frumpy?

Pitt in Paris on Monday. (Getty Images) Brad Pitt, who (let's just get this out of the way) is hot no matter what he wears, took another step into sketchy fashion territory at Monday evening's "Megamind" premiere in Paris. This time, Pitt sported a pair of what appear to be too-big leather pants that bunch and pool around his ankles, giving his gams (yes, men can have gams) an uncanny resemblance to rhinoceros legs. To quickly recap, Pitt's previous fashion fails include his Captain Lou Albano-style beard (only Brad subbed in beads for Albano's signature rubber bands) and 2009's unfortunate monagrammed loafer incident. As I pointed out at the time, the exceedingly hideous loafers were a gift from an assistant. Perhaps the leather pants -- which appear to have been made for a man approximately two feet taller than Pitt -- were also a gift? Or he's mayhaps expecting...

By Liz Kelly  |  09:43 AM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 03/25/2010

Angelina Jolie: One of the most loved/loathed celebrity moms

More proof that we can't make up our minds about Angelina Jolie: Parenting site Babble.com asked readers to ranked their favorite -- and least favorite -- celebrity moms and Jolie came it at no. 5 on both lists.

By Liz Kelly  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/16/2009

Bling with a bite from Brangelina

Serpentine cuffs from Brangelina's new Asprey collection. (Image courtesy Asprey via WWD) Just in time for the holidays Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have designed a collection of high-end jewelry featuring snakes and lots of diamonds. Items start at $535 and include serpent cuffs, serpent pendants, serpent rings, serpent cuff links and even a baby-spoon with a serpent-shaped handle. The Brangelina inspired bling will be available at Asprey stores starting later this week. So why snakes? According to Women's Wear Daily, Jolie received a ring in the shape of a snake when she was pregnant with Shiloh. The actress has since considered the reptile a talisman and protector of her family. All proceeds from sales will go to the charity Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, a non-profit co-founded by Jolie that works to educate children affected by war or natural disasters. No word yet on whether the collection...

By Liz Kelly  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/16/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 06/09/2009

Why We All Want Angelina (Or Do We?)

The object of our affection: Jolie with partner Brad Pitt at Cannes in May. (Getty Images) Angelina Jolie is the prototypical feminist. That's why, says Naomi Wolf in an essay in the July issue of Harper's Bazaar, we all -- men and women alike -- want her: Polls also show that if women — not just lesbian and bisexual women but straight women — had to choose a female lover, they would want to sleep with Angelina Jolie. In other words, women both identify with her and desire her. Why? According to Wolf, Jolie is perhaps the first celebrated woman to embody the often contradictory images of a woman as good and nurturing and a sexual goddess. For some reason the term humanitarian dominatrix comes to mind. Wolf attributes Jolie's power to the deft handling of her own image; especially for emerging from the brother-kissing, blood-in-a-vial-around-your-neck wild child to...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:42 AM ET, 06/09/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/07/2009

Angie vs. Jen: Brad Pitt Weighs In. Again.

Bravo Brad Pitt. (AP) A scant week into the new year and my resolution to leave behind the Angelina Jolie vs. Jennifer Aniston debate is already toast. This time it is Brad Pitt stirring up the now fully charred embers of controversy. In February's W magazine, Pitt reportedly does his level best to keep this four-year-old wound from healing. Ripped from the New York Post's Page Six: Brad Pitt wants to set one thing straight regarding his wife Angelina Jolie: She's not a homewrecker. "What people don't understand is that we filmed ['Mr. & Mrs. Smith'] for a year. We were still filming after Jen [Aniston] and I split up," he tells W in the annual "A-List" February issue. "Even then it doesn't mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn't. I'm very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful." (Full Item)...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 07/14/2008

Brangelina Brood: And Babies Make Six

A very pregnant Angelina Jolie with partner Brad Pitt in May at the Cannes Film Festival. (Reuters) Over the weekend, Angelina Jolie gave birth to the latest additions to the already too-big-for-a-booth brood they haul around the world. On Sunday, the mega-star -- currently bending bullets in "Wanted" -- apparently laughed and talked (c'est rien!) as fraternal boy-girl twins were delivered via c-section in Nice. Papa Brad Pitt was on hand to cut the umbilical cord, though rumor has it Pitt barred Jolie's kissable brother James Haven from the delivery room. Despite our hard work compiling a list of possible names for the newborns, Brad and Angie settled on Vivienne Marcheline (the middle name a likely tribute to Jolie's mom, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007) for their new daughter and Knox Leon (possibly a tribute to Pitt's favorite gelatin and "Airplane"?) for their son. The inevitable bidding war...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:46 AM ET, 07/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 03/14/2007

Angelina Jolie, Womb Raider?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with son Maddox and daughter Zahara stroll in Mumbai, India in November 2006. (AP) It seems that not too long ago, if Angelina Jolie was to be criticized for anything it was for being a wild child who covered herself with tattoos, carried her (ex) husband's blood in a vial worn around her neck and, speaking of necking, laid a pretty serious kiss on her brother James at the 2000 Academy Awards. That was years ago, though, long before Jolie transformed herself into a humanitarian (serving as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, granting queenly interviews to Ann Curry from Namibia and writing opinion pieces for The Washington Post) and matriarch of a robust family (raising three children with partner Brad Pitt and hardly ever spotted without one of her brood in tow). But news of the impending adoption of another child, this time a 3-and-a-half-year-old...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:43 AM ET, 03/14/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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