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Brad Pitt Calls Angelina Jolie 'Brave' After Her Mastectomy

Brad Pitt Calls Angelina Jolie 'Brave' After Her Mastectomy

Brad Pitt has made his first public statement since news of his fiancee Angelina Jolie‘s cancer-preventative double mastectomy has spread across the Internet.

“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie‘s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic,” the 49-year-old actor told JustJared.com. “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.”

In case you missed it, check out Angelina‘s op-ed story about the process, which she wrote for the New York Times.

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264 Responses to “Brad Pitt Calls Angelina Jolie 'Brave' After Her Mastectomy”

  1. 1
    KL Says:

    What else is he going to say? He can’t leave now.

  2. 2
    Alexanderina Says:

    My girl is very brave and courageous. This is a choice she made herself and her family and I applaud her for that. Wishing her and her family well

  3. 3
    Risin Says:

    @KL: How is he going to leave? He has 6 children with her. He would turn into a mother f*ker if he did (and he has proved many times he’s not)

  4. 4
    Agatha Says:

    Que noticia tan impactante… mucha fuerza para Angie.

  5. 5
    juju Says:

    wishing them the best

  6. 6
    lurker Says:

    great loving family,wish them the best

  7. 7
    kel Says:

    Respect!

  8. 8
    Rebecca Says:

    @KL: Why would he leave her. Not all men are shallow and stupid. Some actually loves the woman enough to love her no matter what. Plus I am sure he’d her not get breast cancer. Plus she can always have reconstruction surgery done on her breast.

  9. 9
    Anna Says:

    HaHa! Just when Brad thinks he can escape, she blocks his move. I don’t trust anything Jolie says or does since she is totally a lying, manipulative bitch.

  10. 10
    juju Says:

    ahahaha
    at the crazy stupid b i t c h troll
    EIGHT years saying the same crap
    over and over again
    .
    “brad is just with her because
    she got pregnant w shiloh”
    “he’ll never have more kids w her”
    “they have broken up ”
    “they only together for the kids”
    “they don’t live together”
    “angelina wont have more kinds with him”
    “brad will never have more kids with her”
    “angelina will never marry him”
    “they have broken up ”
    “they only together for the kids”
    “they don’t live together”
    “brad will never put a ring on her finger”
    “they have broken up ”
    “they only together for the kids”
    “they don’t live together”
    ahahaha
    .
    and just 1 day ago
    crazy b i t c h was saying
    that brad and angelina had broken up
    n weren’t living together
    poor delusional crazy thing
    ahahah
    in the real world
    brad n angelina were going
    through this together
    he was by her side every step of the way
    beautiful thing

  11. 11
    malariandro Says:

    @Anna: Of course she risks her life in the third world and exposes herself to different deseases to project a fake personality. Then she dons millions of dollars for good causes. So twisted

  12. 12
    Simy Alanes the turd Says:

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  13. 13
    anustin Says:

    proud of u,brad.bless ur anjie.very brave young lady.

  14. 14
    Dc Says:

    Brad is so right, she is heroic. She’s my hero too.

  15. 15
    Lily Says:

    True love.

  16. 16
    Anne Says:

    So trying to milk this , relax thousands of women go through this without being held like some saint, she put in fake boobs , she would have anyways being in Hollywood she just did it a couple years earlier.

  17. 17
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  18. 18
    nice Says:

    I just hope this piece of new won’t last for 3 months. It would be very disrespectful for other women who have already done the same. Brave, but… till what extent?

  19. 19
    LaCroix Says:

    Angie never ceases to amaze me. She truly is a woman to be respected. I wish more people with her celebrity status would/could/should be a role model for young women everywhere.

  20. 20
    plz Says:

    Why Brave? everyone in her place scared about death would do it so. she just wanted to save her a** ,but the difference is that we don’t have as much money as these celebrities to detect these genes it’s cost thousands and thousnads of dollars

  21. 21
    lylian Says:

    @KL:
    .
    >>>>>>>
    .
    I dunno if you are a man or a woman.
    .
    If you are a man, hope you never have a girlfriend or wife – ever.
    .
    If you are a woman, then poor you. Obviously you have not had the love of a good man in your life. Because a good man who loves you will love YOU, whether or not you have breasts.

  22. 22
    Iris Says:

    @KL:

    YOU ASS!!!!!!

  23. 23
    lidia Says:

    nossa tenho pena dela… q mulher doente! ela tem problema é na cabeça e não no seio!

  24. 24
    wtf Says:

    she is totally paranoid

  25. 25
    Rocky Says:

    @lylian:

    OMG!! I LOVE YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

  26. 26
    teri Says:

    So much love for this family. Brad truly loves Angelina, wishing them a happy and healthy life together.

  27. 27
    Rocky Says:

    @Anna:

    Do you have a man? If you do, then he must be the type that WOULD leave a woman like you! Gee, wonder why????

  28. 28
    Patti Says:

    @Anna: You really are a little crazy little troll. So Jolie is making this all up to keep Brad – maybe in your world that would happen but not in the world the rest of us live in.

  29. 29
    anustin Says:

    yes,brad,eh.healthy life for u and ur children.sweet!

  30. 30
    happyness Says:

    If she was brave she wouldn’t be scared of death and I’m not wishing anything to anyone.

  31. 31
    Patti Says:

    @nice: What she has done is given publicity to the situation – it does not disrespect other women who have undergone the same thing. In the UK after a popular C list celeb was very public about her losing battle against cervical cancer testing went up 300% and numerous cancers were caught early. Other Celebs going public have raised awareness of certain diseases and types of cancers. Just because you do not like Jolie do not ignore the message.

  32. 32
    lurker Says:

    This is not the time to reply or talk to trolls,they do not matter today

  33. 33
    Passing Through Says:

    # 2 Alexanderina @ 05/14/2013 at 11:30 am
    .
    Hi Alexanderina! Long time no see. It’s sad reason to post but glad to see you here.

  34. 34
    Passing Through Says:

    # 229 Sherry (not from JPW) @ 05/14/2013 at 9:09
    .
    I’m sure Lamey has turned Angie’s revelation into her usual conspiracy\PR motives. Let me guess – Angie is the best at controlling her “brand” and she’s only making the announcment now because WWZ has a lot of bad chatter from nitwits like her and the trolls. When the reality is Angie probably made the announcement now because the tabloids are always snooping around for info on her and they’d have found out about it sooner or later. Why shouldn’t she be the one to announce it how and when she wants? Ift’s body, her life and her family that’s most affected. She sure as hell wasn’t worried about what some pissy little Canadian blogger who can develop a conspiracy theory out of little more than an empty serial bowl sitting on Angie’s dining room table. Lamey nees to STFU on this subject. She wouldn’t write about Marcheline’s death, didn’t write about Christina Applegate of that Rancic chick but because it’s Angie she’s going to write about bad news that she swore she’d never cover. Two-faced, wonky-eyed beeyatch.

  35. 35
    Joam Says:

    whether a very courageous and difficult decision, Brave girl!!!

  36. 36
    lylian Says:

    @Passing Through:
    .
    >>>>>>>>
    .
    hahahaha! You were right about Lainey and her conspiracy theory.
    .
    also, about snooping – It is amazing that they had managed to keep the information private for as long as they have. An operation like this involves many people, several doctors and nurses. I dunno how they did it.

  37. 37
    lurker Says:

    Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included. There are very few public figures who do it all, put their money where their mouth is, suit up and show up and, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, “do the thing you think you cannot do.” She is brave and bold and challenging. She challenges the world with her thoughts and actions and deeds. She tells stories that have meaning. She walks the walk, talks the talk and does so with jaw dropping beauty and admirable and seemingly effortless style.

    She is, as we say, a good egg.

    Today’s revelation, done with eloquence and dignity and grace, is remarkable both in its message and its import to the world of women. Pro-action.

    What also struck me this morning was her ability — in this TMZ’d world where every illness, struggle, step and misstep a public person makes is deemed newsworthy and fodder for the tabloid machine — to do this in private. Surrounded by people she had to trust with this most delicate and sensitive of issues, she did it in the safety net of family and doctors and nurses and technicians who stuck with their original command: first, do no harm.

    They respected Ms. Jolie with her privacy and in doing so allowed her to share, if and when she wanted to, her journey with the public. The separation between church and state, public and private allows the millions of women who will follow her lead to listen and watch her now that she has recovered and not stare at a grainy image of perhaps a very frail and post operative Jolie, in the private sanctuary of her medical team.

    I add this to the long list of admirable qualities she possesses and I only hope, if I have to navigate any illness or issue, that I will try to emulate Ms. Jolie as my guide and follow in her very strong and brave steps and her quiet dignity.

    This Blogger’s Books from

    Is There Really a Human Race?
    by Jamie Lee Curtis

  38. 38
    lurker Says:

    i Feel like kicking lainey’s ass what a fuc*ing moron

  39. 39
    MrsT Says:

    She is brave because she made a difficult choice that others wouldn’t or couldn’t and Brad’s love and support are an important part of her recovery. God bless the Jolie-Pitts!

  40. 40
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    So very proud of Angie. Wishing her the best of health.

  41. 41
    Pinkrose Says:

    Well said Jamie Lee Curtis. Angie watched her mother suffer with ovarian cancer for ten years and Brad for about three years. She beat it once and it reappeared years later. I am sure she did not wish her children to go through that agony of watching her die over a period of many years.

    Of course, there is always another illness that could take her out, but this one she knew about and could do something preventative.

    Finally, I feel sorry for people who can go on a board and spill venom day after day. YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOVE OTHERS, BUT YOU CERTAINLY DON’T HAVE TO HATE. Go read a book or listen to some music.

  42. 42
    @Ina_Angel Says:

    That’s one threat down… parents really will do anything to be around their kids for as long as possible! BRAVE!

  43. 43
    Kimmie Says:

    @Anna: and you know that for certain?

  44. 44
    lylian Says:

    @MrsT:
    .
    >>>>>>>>>
    .
    She’s also brave because she chose to share this information in a world where many would love to tear her down. So here she is, a sex symbol, who no longer possesses the breasts she was born with – those important symbols of her sex and sexuality.
    .
    All in the hope that:
    .
    (a) some women at least will get more information about the BRCA genetic defect or seek more information about the options available and perhaps save some lives; and
    .
    (b) some women are comforted that they are not alone in undertaking this highly invasive operation.
    .
    The great news is, she’s achieved her purpose of releasing this news. Many posters expressed greater courage and determination to confront their fears of genetic testing and several talked about feeling much more comforted to know that they were not alone in undertaking this highly invasive procedure.

  45. 45
    Passing Through Says:

    # 250 lylian @ 05/14/2013 at 10:27 am
    .
    I find myself in a conundrum:
    .
    Is wishing for JHo to marry gigolo wishing her well or not?
    .
    LOL!
    .
    ++++++++++++++++++++++
    .
    Dang…good point. I’m going to say this doesn’t qualify for the kind of “ill” I was talking about, ie, sickness, loss of limb or life, etc. Wanting her to marry Sqiggy is, admittedly, selfish because it provides me with endless amusement. I’m sure that’s not their intent but that’s their problem, not mine. At the moment I’m watching Squiggy’s Batman-shaped hairline recede further and further back. I’ve been debating whether or not he’ll get it reseeded for the wedding that’s not happening…

  46. 46
    Phool Says:

    Angelina Jolie has done something extraordinary
    In publicly discussing her double mastectomy, the actor has challenged the celebrity industry to rethink its bizarre values – and she has done all women a huge service

    ========================

    Credit Gauardian UK

    -

    Of course, Angelina Jolie is not the first actress to have had a mastectomy, that most medical of terms referring to the removal of at least one of the anatomical attributes that actresses are expected to hoik up for the sake of their career. In fact, off the top of my head, I can name four: Christina Applegate, Olivia Newton John, Lynn Redgrave and Kathy Bates have all publicly discussed their mastectomies.

    Nor is she the first to have a preventive double mastectomy: Sharon Osbourne (not an actress but very much a woman in the public eye) announced only last year that she had one after discovering, as she told Hello! magazine, that she had “the breast-cancer gene”.

    Yet while Jolie may not be the first, she has done something that is – by any standards – pretty extraordinary and brave, even on top of having a preventive double mastectomy. She is certainly the highest-profile woman to make such an announcement in a long time, and she is arguably one with the most at stake. For a young, beautiful actress to announce that she has had her breasts removed is, as career moves go, somewhat akin to a handsome leading man announcing he is gay, and that is disgusting and ridiculous on both counts. Ultimately, she has challenged not just her own public image but also the wearisome cliche of what makes a woman sexy, and how a woman considered to be sexy talks about her body.

    Judging from her clear, calm and plain-speaking article in the New York Times discussing why she elected to undergo a double mastectomy, Jolie views publicising her decision as simply a matter of public service:

    “I chose not to keep my story private because there are many women who do not know that they might be living under the shadow of cancer. It is my hope that they, too, will be able to get gene tested, and that if they have a high risk they, too, will know they have strong options,” she writes, while acknowledging the issues of financial access that prevent too many women from getting tested and treated.

    Jolie is by now surely used to having certain parts of her body scrutinised by the media – more than most other female celebrities, in fact, and that is truly saying something. Her body shape is often watched for signs of an incipient eating disorder. Her leg got its own Twitter feed after the 2012 Academy Awards. The most personal elements of her life have long been part of the pop-cultural discourse, from her troubled relationship with her difficult father, to her children, to her marriages, to the eternal hoo-hah over the Aniston-Pitt-Jolie triangle that, one suspects, has fascinated the tabloids far longer than it has the participants.

    Yet Jolie herself has always maintained the kind of personal privacy that now only the most A-list of actresses can afford. She rarely gives interviews and she doesn’t pose next to naked on the cover of men’s magazines. Even as Lara Croft, her most obviously sexy role, she generally wore a bodysuit as opposed to a bikini. For a woman who has routinely won in those most crucial of elections – the Sexiest Woman in the World – Jolie has, really, never shown much interest in sharing herself or her body with the public. This makes her decision to do so now in the most personal of ways more powerful, but also, to a certain degree, more understandable.

    For almost a decade now, she has been very determinedly trying to move away from the kind of sexualised films that made her famous, such as Tomb Raider and the eminently forgettable Original Sin with Antonio Banderas, in favour of movies such as A Mighty Heart and Changeling, in which she played, respectively, a grief-struck widow and a grief-struck mother, arguably at the cost of her career. For all her much-vaunted sexiness, Jolie has not relied on her body for acting roles for a long time (and at times, it has looked like she wasn’t even that interested in acting, full stop, preferring instead to focus on her UN work and motherhood). As such, for her then to announce how she has altered it is not quite as potentially career-altering for her as it would be for those who have been led to believe that their breasts are the only currency they have to offer.

    Jolie ends her New York Times article discussing the “challenges” of life, but this is a rare instance of her opting for euphemisms. In earlier paragraphs, with the kind of forthrightness one rarely sees from any member of the entertainment industry, she proffers descriptions of her “nipple delay”, the removal of her breast tissue, temporary fillers, expanders, tubes, blood, scarring and bruising. “I do not feel any less of a woman,” she writes. “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”

    That breasts do not exist just to turn on other people will not come as a surprise to any sentient adult human being. Nor, it should go without saying but sadly does not, do breasts make the woman. But brutal, mature reality does not generally have much of a place in the fantasy land where the myths of celebrities and public perception intermix. In fact, in this fantasy land of celebrity puffery and tabloid nonsense, Angelina Jolie was, only 24 hours ago, still, in the eyes of the media, the sex-crazed, blood-drinking, man-stealing seductress (albeit one with six children) that she has been pretty much since she came to the public eye decades ago. In fact, only last weekend I read an article – and I’m using that term in the loosest sense – claiming that Jolie was so adamant to have her wedding before Jennifer Aniston’s that she and Brad Pitt had already booked a “romantic getaway honeymoon” for themselves. Now we know that, contrary to looking up “sexxxxxy hotels” on the internet while having mind-blowing sexy sex, Pitt and Jolie have actually been otherwise engaged at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, while Jolie was being treated for her double mastectomy. Rarely has the disjunct between celebrity gossip rubbish and the actual truth looked so ridiculously exposed.

    Earlier this week, Bret Easton Ellis also wrote a powerful, albeit very different, piece in Out magazine about how gay figures in the public eye are expected to be saintly: “Being ‘real’ and ‘human’ (ie flawed) is not necessarily what The Gay Gatekeepers want straight culture to see,” he wrote.

    One could make a similar argument about how beautiful young women are presented in the press: they are expected to be perfectly proportioned, always photogenic and with all conventionally sexy attributes in their proper place. But part of being a “real” and “human” woman is facing the possibility of breast cancer and dealing with it accordingly.

    Not long ago, public discussions of mastectomies at all were taboo (it was – and let us all pay our respects here – Betty Ford who started the fightback against this when she discussed hers openly in 1974). But the truth is that Jolie – and Applegate, Redgrave, and the rest of the public few – are merely the tip of a pragmatic iceberg as there are plenty of other high-profile women – women whose “bikini bodies” are probably being discussed in celebrity magazines today – who have endured similar operations. But they have decided – for the sake of their careers, for the sake of their mental wellbeing – to keep the fact hidden from the press.

    And, really, who can blame them? What woman would want to be asked about their mastectomy in every interview they give for their rest of their lives? What woman could endure knowing that every time they are photographed – on a red carpet, in a film, papped on a beach – that strangers around the world are scrutinising their body to see whether and how much their chest has changed? A mastectomy involves more than enough pain – both emotional and physical – without even beginning to think about the prurient and ghoulish interest of millions.

    When it comes to celebrities, cynicism is generally the instinctive response. But for Jolie to take all that on, at no benefit to her but simply to draw attention to the illness and ways it can be prevented and treated, should only be applauded. For the celebrity world to begin to grow up and treat its women as adults as opposed to sex objects is still the hope. And for the cost of testing and treatment to get more funding worldwide, thus allowing more women’s lives to be saved, is still the ideal.

  47. 47
    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    Geez, We all know that trolls are stuupid & heartless but man oh man, their lives must be so unbearable to carry that hate day in & day out. They are the ones who suffer from cancer…cancer of the hear-. So black & venomous, & uncaring.
    .
    As for Lamey, if she’s saying stuupid sh*t again & conspiracy BS, well I will not go there and give her hits, but dammn that woman is so off the grid, way out there with her conspiracy BS that even the most paranoid CIA agent will laugh at her BS.

  48. 48
    AWHODAT! Says:

    I havnt visites that laimeyfvkkker site but i’ve seen what lylian and PT said upthread and i’m not surprised. You know what tho, we should all bring pressure to bear on that yellow-bellied b!tch to open up her blog to comments, if she’s so proud of her work and welcomes public feedback. Consider: if youre an artist….a professional…..a producer of a good or service for public consumption, dont you wish to know how those who consume your product feel and think about it? Unless, of course, youre a fvkkking stinking yellow coward like this laimeysh!teater..

  49. 49
    plez Says:

    @lurker: The sad part is that she has young female readers and she did a disservice to them with her remarks. Rather than taking this as a serious matter, she just included it as another one of her tabloid conspiracy theories.

  50. 50
    Phool Says:

    Why Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Resonates With So Many Women
    ====================================

    Angelina Jolie’s personal account of being told she has a fault in her BRCA1 gene and decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of her developing breast cancer has struck a chord with many individuals and families.

    In her account in the New York Times she says she was told by her doctors that the fault in her BRCA1 gene raised her own individual chances of developing breast cancer to 87%.

    Angelina describes her decision to undergo risk reducing surgery after her mother died from breast cancer aged 56.

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK affecting around 55,000 women every year. The vast majority of breast cancers happen by chance but a small number of people diagnosed with breast cancer (less than 10%) have inherited a fault in one of the known breast cancer genes; BRCA1, BRCA2 or TP53 which means they will have a much higher chance of developing the disease over the general population.

    Most breast cancers are not due to inherited (genetic) factors and do not affect the lifetime risk for other relatives. So, even if you have a relative with breast cancer, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re more likely to get it yourself.

    However a small number of people may have an increased risk of developing breast cancer because of a significant family history. A family history looks at the past and present illnesses of your blood relatives (those related to you by birth, not marriage) over several generations.

    If you’re concerned about your risk of developing breast cancer it’s important that you get professional advice tailored to you and your family. Your GP (local doctor) is a good place to start.

    Breast Cancer Care talks to many who may be concerned about a possible family history, either themselves or for others and we have plenty of support on offer for those looking for it. Our breast cancer in families booklet explains what a diagnosis of breast cancer in your family may mean for you. The Breast Cancer Care Helpline (0808 800 6000) can also offer information and support for anyone concerned about breast cancer.

    Being told you have an increased risk of developing breast cancer because of an inherited genetic fault or significant family history can be an anxious time. Making decisions about managing your risk either by earlier screening or risk reducing surgeries can be difficult. Talking to someone who understands how you feel can help.

    Breast Cancer Care can put you in touch with someone who has been through a similar situation and has been trained to offer support. Find out more about one to one support.

    Commenting on the story Dr Emma Pennery, Breast Cancer Care’s Clinical Director said:

    “Angelina’s experience will resonate with the many women we support each day.

    “We welcome Angelina’s comments which highlight this important issue and encourage women in a similar situation to find support. It’s important that anyone who has inherited a faulty BRCA gene is able to make an informed decision about risk-reducing surgery and other options available to them. It is positive that Angelina feels surgery has not reduced her femininity, though we know that people’s experiences of surgery will vary.

    “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. So even if a relative has the disease it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are more likely to get breast cancer. Fewer than 10% of all breast cancers are caused by faulty breast cancer genes; the two most commonly linked to hereditary breast cancer are BRCA1 and BRCA2.

    “If you’re concerned about your risk, talk to a healthcare professional – this could be your GP or if you have breast cancer, your breast care team.”

    -Credit Huffington Post UK

  51. 51
    Passing Through Says:

    # 266 fyi12 @ 05/14/2013 at 11:01 am
    .
    Sheryl Crow: “I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave! Ladies, please check out Angelina Jolie’s story today, especially if you have breast cancer in your family history.”
    .
    Elizabeth Banks: “Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives.”
    ,
    Nia Vardalos: “A moment of quiet respect for Angelina Jolie’s candor and all women’s bravery in facing this choice.”
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    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
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    I see Ticky’s hens are weighing in. I bet every one of them speed-dialed her as soon as they heard the news.
    .
    PS – Fvck Dr. Blew. He can’t find fault with Angie’s actions for a change so all he can do is issue a terse statement about her bravery and slink back under his rock. Asshat.

  52. 52
    Phool Says:

    Jolie admission could prompt more cancer tests
    ———————————
    Credit:westernadvocate By Amy Corderoy, Sarah Berry May 15, 2013

    An announcement by Angelina Jolie that she has had a preventative double mastectomy is likely to encourage more Australian women to test for breast cancer gene mutations, cancer groups said.

    The American actress, whose mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer in 2007, had been tested and found to carry faults in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, increasing her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

    ”My doctors estimated that I had an 87 per cent risk of breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman,” Jolie wrote in The New York Times. ”Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimise the risk as much I could.” Jolie’s treatment began in February and finished on April 27, with the procedures remaining secret until she wrote the article on her decision.

    Cancer Australia chief executive Helen Zorbas said intense interest in Jolie’s decision was likely to increase the number of Australian women seeking the gene mutation test. ”But the reality is it’s a small proportion of women who are in the situation Angelina Jolie is in, in terms of having such a strong family history and having the test.”

    Up to 5 per cent of the 14,000 breast cancers diagnosed in Australia each year, or about 700 cases, were linked to inherited gene mutations, she said.

    A clinician at the hereditary cancer clinic at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Lesley Andrews, said that in Australia the test for the mutations was not covered by Medicare.

    ”Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 is individually funded by each hospital,” she said. ”The criteria for women to be offered testing usually includes that there is at least a 10 per cent chance that a mutation will be identified.”

    This typically meant a woman would have two or more relatives diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, with one aged younger than 40 when diagnosed. If a woman was not covered under the hospital policy, the test cost about $2500.

    The head of the breast cancer risk management clinic at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Kelly-Anne Phillips, said about one in five Australian women found to have the breast cancer gene mutations chose a preventative mastectomy.

    ”Having a risk-reducing mastectomy is the most effective way of reducing risk,” she said. ”It can take her from an 80 per cent risk of breast cancer to a … lower risk than an average woman has.”

    Professor Zorbas said outcomes from reconstructive breast surgery could be extraordinarily good, and most women chose to have a reconstruction. ”However, women I have met who have chosen not to have reconstruction are equally happy with their decision.”

  53. 53
    Phool Says:

    ## 51 Passing Through @ 05/14/2013 at 1:06 pm
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    As soon as I saw those names hang on arnt they some ones BFF’s hmm well Passing Through dont begrudge Tickys Hens you know how starved for attention they are, and they will certainly get attention especially when they mention the name “Anjelina Jolie”
    Even the snake Dr Blew has changed his tune, bunch of attention Suckers.

  54. 54
    Phool Says:

    Cancer Advocates Praise Angelina Jolie’s New York Times Mastectomy Op-Ed
    Facing a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer, the actress underwent a preventative double mastectomy
    By Tierney Sneed

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    Those who work in cancer treatment and advocacy praised Angelina Jolie’s op-ed in the New York Times Tuesday detailing her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.

    “I was favorably impressed with the article,’ says Dr. Alexandra Heerdt, an attending breast surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. “It was wonderful for women who are facing this and are afraid to do this.”

    Jolie wrote that she had discovered she carried the BRCA1 gene which greatly increases a woman’s chance of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Facing an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer, she chose to undergo three months of treatments that included the mastectomy which brought the risk down to less than 5 percent.

    [Q&A: Jolie's Double Mastectomy]

    “One of the most important points she stressed is that this is not cosmetic surgery,” says Heerdt. “She made it clear that it was a process that she had to go through, and this is not the easiest of processes.”

    Advocates agree that anytime a high-profile figure is willing to come out about such a private medical decision like this it raises awareness about the gene – which they point out is very rare – and opens up the discussion of how to handle it. Kiki Ryan, public relations manager at the breast cancer advocacy organization Susan G. Komen, says, “A lot of people will learn about the BRCA1 gene and we hope it will get them to learn more about their family history.” Amanda Davis, director of communications at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was pleased Jolie brought up that the BRCA1 gene also put her at risk for ovarian cancer – a “below the belt cancer” often overlooked, she says. There is no screening test for ovarian cancer and it’s one of the deadliest types, she adds.

    Heerdt says the next step for women concerned by Jolie’s situation would be to examine their family history for a prevalence of breast, ovarian or rectal cancers, and, if so, then talk to their health care providers about receiving further tests for it. “It’s a very small percentage of women that would fall into the same category that Angelina Jolie is in,” she says.

    [REPORT: Breast Cancer Gene Tests Won't Help Most Women]

    Jolie also wrote, “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity,” and advocates were pleased Jolie — chosen “most beautiful” by both Vanity Fair and People — discussed this dimension for her decision.

    “Some women feel that it will make them less of a women, make them less attractive. They have to understand that it doesn’t have to be terribly disfiguring,” says Heerdt. “It is life changing but it doesn’t have to be life ending.”

    Ryan also adds it’s important to keep in mind many women wouldn’t have access to the premium health care providers available to Jolie, who was treated at the Pink Lotis Breast Cancer Center in Beverly Hills. “We need to keep working to provide local clinics with funding and research to allow under-insured, under-serviced women the same options,” she says.

    Credit US News:

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 295 African Girl @ 05/14/2013 at 12:57 pm @Passing Through:
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    Hey AG -
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    Lamey’s got taken away by the tornado that zipped Doroth to the Land of Oz. Only Lamey landed on a grassy knoll instead. No ruby red sarkly shoes for Lamey…

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    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    Passing Through @ 05/14/2013 at 1:06 pm
    # 266 fyi12 @ 05/14/2013 at 11:01 am
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    Sheryl Crow: “I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave! Ladies, please check out Angelina Jolie’s story today, especially if you have breast cancer in your family history.”
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    Elizabeth Banks: “Much respect & for sharing in classy way: Angelina Jolie on why she had a double mastectomy & how it can save lives.”
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    Nia Vardalos: “A moment of quiet respect for Angelina Jolie’s candor and all women’s bravery in facing this choice.”
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    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
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    I see Ticky’s hens are weighing in. I bet every one of them speed-dialed her as soon as they heard the news.
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    PS – Fvck Dr. Blew. He can’t find fault with Angie’s actions for a change so all he can do is issue a terse statement about her bravery and slink back under his rock. Asshat.
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    If these Henbots have self -respect, they would not even bother to dial X and just show/give their respect & support for Angie’s action. This is health issue, & how preventive action can help women who have the same health issue as Angie.
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    For them to seek approval or apology (if they ask X) just because they show support for Angie, just show to me how immature or uncaring X is. If they have to worry about X’s feeling relative to Angie’s mastectomy, then maybe they need to evaluate their friendship with X.

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    fyi12 Says:

    @Passing Through:

    ITA!

    Now lets see if Ticky’s mouth piece BFF, the vodka girls girl Handler will say a word..I hope she doesn’t because I will HATE her even more, which is almost impossible!

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    first and last post Says:

    from previous thread
    24 tee @ 05/14/2013 at 1:57 am
    re; “I’m not sure an average person would be able to afford this type of decision, financially and mentally, without having to live with the physical realities of it.”

    In the US The Women’s Health and Cancer Act of 1998 requires all health insurance providers and health maintenance orgs that pay for mastectomy to pay for reconstruction, surgery and reconstruction of the opposite breast for symmetry, prostheses and tx of any complications of surgery including common side effects such accumulation of lymph in soft tissue with accompanying swelling, often of the extremities: sometimes caused by inflammation, obstruction, or removal of lymph channels.

    re: 80 Susie#1 @ 05/14/2013 at 3:13 am
    “There is also a downside to being tested for the gene, as I believe many insurers will deny women coverage if there is a positive result.”

    Not true, health insurance companies currently can only deny coverage for a pre-existing medical problem that is currently being treated. Having any genetic disposition does not preclude insurances from covering.

    re: 84 lylian @ 05/14/2013 at 3:20 am
    Hi lylian,
    yes under Obamacare, at least for now because the details have not been officially formalized, a person cannot be denied “access for health insurance” due to a pre-existing diagnosed and past or currently treated medical problem. However the way it is currently stated does not mean an insurance company that accepts a patient with a pre-existing medical condition will actually pay for the medical coverage but the health insurance plan probably will…possibly with a higher than normal co pay or higher annual or lifetime cap. Insurance companies are still figuring how to get around all this.

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    Phool Says:

    Angelina Jolie, Christine Quinn, and the Art of the New York Times Overshare
    Posted by Kristin Iversen on Tue, May 14, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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    Late last night, or rather, early this morning, I was doing what I typically do when I am procrastinating. I reorganized the bookshelf by my bed, I considered folding laundry, I put my Elizabeth Taylor mask on my dog and myself, I obsessively refreshed twitter. I did anything except what I was supposed to be doing because what I was supposed to be doing was transcribing an interview, and that involves the specific horrors of not only listening to my own voice, but also being reminded of a terrible habit I have, which is thinking that my interview subject needs to be entertained by me, which means that I then have to listen to the awkward patter that I subject innocent people to and so, yes, I am the worst. I also always forget to ask real questions. Ugh. But so anyway, I turned to twitter to avoid my work.

    And while reading Retta’s Game of Thrones tweets was certainly entertaining enough, at a certain point, my twitter feed exploded with everyone who was still awake linking to Angelina Jolie’s New York Times Op-Ed, wherein she revealed her decision to undergo a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against the cancer that killed her mother. In Jolie’s editorial, titled “My Medical Choice,” she explains, “My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was…I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”

    Jolie goes on to explain that she underwent genetic testing, which determined that she carries the BRCA 1 gene, and that her “doctors estimated that [she] had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.” Her decision to undergo preventative surgery was one that she made in order to take control of a situation that makes many people feel powerless. Jolie notes that she does “not feel any less of a woman” and that she is “fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive” and who made it easier for her to go through the procedure. Jolie went public with this decision in an effort to “encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.” Jolie freely acknowledges that, due to her economic privileges, she has access to top medical care and every option that is currently available, but insists, “It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live. The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, at more than $3,000 in the United States, remains an obstacle for many women.”

    The response to Jolie’s article has been overwhelmingly positive, The New Yorker’s Rebecca Mead writes, “Jolie’s medical decision says again what shouldn’t need re-saying: that a woman’s body is hers, that breasts are for something other than ogling, and that hard choices are made for strong reasons. Her decision to make her choice public is bold and brave and admirable. It is what celebrity is for.” There are, obviously going to be some ******** in the crowd that will be, well, ********. The Awl rounds up a few male reactions, including a tweet by “Political Director to Russell Simmons + Editor-In-Chief of Global Grind ” Michael Skolnik, which reads, “love to Angelina, but if the cure to breast cancer is that woman have to get their breasts removed before they get cancer, we are in trouble.” So, yeah. ******** are going to be ********. The important thing, though, is that people are talking. People are talking about a disease that, yes, people know about, but that still effects hundreds of thousands of women in America each year. If the example of Jolie, whose fame is in part due to her physicality, can empower other women to become better advocates for their own health, then an important precedent for the good effects that celebrity can have has been set.

    Credit The L Magazine

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    African Girl Says:

    @juju:
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    Lmao!!
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    Thanks for that Juju, I’m doing a double facepalm for the trolls. One would think after all these years, they will be tired of being wrong.

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    fyi Says:

    Brad will cover Esquire mag June/July issue.

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    Phool Says:

    apologies for posting on both Brad & Angies threads simultaneously, wasn’t quite sure which thread would be on-going with fans

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    busted Says:

    It has been a crazy day. Can’t stop thinking about Angie and her family. Lovely to see so much compassion. I ignore the ignorance of some. Best to focus o the positive. And there is so much positive to focus on.

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    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    This is even more hypocritical of that paranoid conspiracy theory peddler, cross eyed Lamey. When GP dissed the MET gala as “un fun” & “crowded,” Lamey praised GP for her honesty and telling it as it is. She even made a beeline that maybe GP is telling Anna Wintour that her yearly event is now too pedestrian for GP’s taste & not exclusive anymore. Because, you know, GP only attends exclusive events. *eye roll here*
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    So Angie made public her mastectomy to help other women and all Lamey can think of is conspiracy theory about BS? Beyotch is full of sh*t and a worthless blogger & she knows it too, hence, her comments section is close to public.
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    This is why I don’t mind MK of Dlisted. He makes fun of everyone, but he wrote about Angie’s mastectomy he was not nasty or conspiratorial.

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    Dd Says:

    Wow Aniston’S fans are heartless.

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    Phool Says:

    Angelina Jolie’s Cancer Risk Persists: Ovaries Still Vulnerable
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    Hollywood actress and activist Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances of getting breast cancer, saying she hopes her story will inspire other women fighting the life-threatening disease. The Oscar-winner who lost her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, to cancer in 2007 at the age of 56 disclosed that she carries an inherited gene mutation, and decided to have the preventive double mastectomy surgeries because she had a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. The mother of six children – three adopted and three with Brad Pitt, who was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Southern California for ‘‘every minute of the surgeries.’’ Jolie finished three months of medical procedures at the end of April.

    Many women have chosen preventive mastectomy since genetic screening for breast cancer was developed, but the move and public announcement is unprecedented from a star so young and widely known. Jolie stated in the New York Times article ‘‘My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was.’’

    The risk of developing cancer due to the gene varies, but Jolie says “My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman,” wrote Jolie. The actress decided to take control of her health and have the surgeries, which decreased her chances to fewer than 5 percent. A mastectomy is an operation that removes all or part of the breast; however, the question remains what or if any preventive actions will be taken for the 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.

    She briefly addresses the effects of the surgery on the idealized sexuality and iconic womanhood that have fueled her fame. ‘‘I do not feel any less of a woman,’’ Jolie writes. ‘‘I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.’’

    Jolie is a brave woman to be so proactive and enduring the preventive surgery that could have ultimately saved her life for her children sake. “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,” Jolie said. We all can continue to pray that she seeks medical guidance ensuring they will never lose their mom to ovarian cancer since the risk it at a high percentage. In telling her story, Jolie acknowledged that surgery might not be the right choice for every woman and that’s why we urge anyone who is worried about their risk of breast cancer to talk it through with their doctor and at least the topic of cancer will continue to bring awareness to a very serious illness involving woman.

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    Phool Says:

    #fyi12 @ 05/14/2013 at 1:31 pm
    Now lets see if Ticky’s mouth piece BFF, the vodka girls girl Handler will say a word..I hope she doesn’t because I will HATE her even more, which is almost impossible!
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    ITA with you on this one Fyi, I hope she the Doghandler doesnt say any thing at all, also I hope no one gets Ticky to commnet on this subject either i hate them regardless.

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    Jones Says:

    Didn’t realize there was a new thread. Bringing over my last post:

    Lamey is a cretin. While I’m not shocked at her asinine conjecture and constant speculation surrounding Brad and Angie’s “brand,” I had expected her to at least show some decorum and comportment regarding this announcement. But no. In her typical low-classy style, she surmises the timing of the announcement as circumspect. Really?! How about this theory Lame-ass?: Angie’s medical procedure, which took three-months, was completed on April 27. The Op-Ed piece was published very early this morning (May 14). That’s roughly a little more than two weeks time which seems plausible for some much needed rest and recuperation and receive a prognosis report from her doctors before making a public announcement and having her privacy destroyed. I’m sure for the sake of her family, her health was the priority. Not to meet some arbitrary publication deadline. And then to really show her low-classiness, Lame-ass publishes a ticky thread right after Angie’s. Talk about someone who can’t let go.

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    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    http://www.salon.com/2013/05/14/angelina_jolie%E2%80%99s_choice_not_the_only_one/
    It takes courage for an international sex symbol (and renowned actress and humanitarian) to tell the public she had a double mastectomy. So I applaud Angelina Jolie for writing an excruciatingly detailed New York Times Op-Ed about the choice she made after she learned she carried the BRCA1 gene, which put her at high risk for breast cancer. She watched her mother die of ovarian cancer at 56, and her anxiety over cancer risk led to her genetic screening.
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    I faced a similar anxiety: My mother died of breast cancer at 45; my grandmother was diagnosed at 48 and survived. Like Jolie, after I had a child, I became increasingly anxious about my own risk. There was no genetic testing 20 years ago, so I consulted a variety of doctors, including a genetic counselor. I was told I had an elevated risk of breast cancer, though it couldn’t be quantified (Jolie’s doctors estimated hers was 87 percent). At least one doctor recommended a double mastectomy. Another cautioned against it, noting that it can’t eliminate all risk of breast cancer (Jolie’s is now estimated at 5 percent). He railed at surgeons describing the breasts of women like me as “ticking time bombs” and advising unnecessary prophylactic mastectomies.
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    I don’t know what I’d have done if I’d been told my risk was 87 percent. I do know that I chose a course of rigorous medical follow-up: an annual screening mammogram (where a radiologist reads the results immediately) and twice-yearly breast exams by a surgeon. The tiniest cyst gets emergency attention; I’ve had biopsies and ultrasounds and needle aspirations. When BRCA testing became available, I opted against it. Now, having made it past 50, it’s unlikely I carry the gene, since it tends to strike women when they’re younger. I’m so glad I didn’t listen to the alarmist doctor who wanted to treat my breasts like “ticking time bombs.” But I continue with aggressive oversight to this day.

    I hope Jolie’s Op-Ed motivates women to take control of their health, getting tested if they have a strong family history of breast cancer and taking steps to minimize their risk. It must also be said that double mastectomy isn’t the only answer, and isn’t the right answer for every woman.
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    Genetic testing is expensive – around $3,000 – and is rarely covered by insurance. Low-income and younger women might have reasons not to opt to remove their breasts. It’s unlikely poor women would find the level of care Jolie did, with careful attention to protecting their nipples (and with it, possibly, sexual sensation) and aesthetically pleasing reconstruction. A younger woman who doesn’t already have children might not want to lose her breasts before nursing.
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    It would be a shame if Jolie’s detailed story scared some women out of being tested. It is possible that the careful monitoring and screening I chose is better even for some women who carry the gene.
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    Dr. Richard Francis, the head of research at the respected British agency Breakthrough Breast Cancer, warns the Guardian that preventative mastectomy isn’t the right treatment for every woman with the gene:
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    For women like Angelina it’s important that they are made fully aware of all the options that are available, including risk-reducing surgery and extra breast screening. Though Angelina decided that a preventative mastectomy was the right choice for her, this may not be the case for another woman in a similar situation. We urge anyone who is worried about their risk of breast cancer to talk it through with their doctor.
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    It would be wonderful if Jolie’s essay motivated more women to learn more about their breast cancer risk. It would be sad if it scared them out of screening, or into getting unnecessary mastectomies.
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    annon Says:

    http://www.esquire.com/features/pitt-jolie-relationship?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_8676357

    The Real Life of Brangelina

    By Tom Junod

    Tom Junod’s profile of Brad Pitt will appear in the June/July issue, which is on newsstands at the end of the month.

    When I met Brad Pitt the day after Easter, he was so tired that he was perhaps more reflective than usual. He had just finished a week of spring break with his family. He had camped out with them the night before on his property north of Santa Barbara, and he had woken up, he said, too early, as well as too wet. They had slept in tents, four of his six children, along with two of their friends, and then he had gotten all of them in a van and driven them down to LA.

    “Angie too?” I asked.

    “Yeah,” he said. “Angie too.”

    I told him that I’d met her a few years before, when I profiled her for Esquire. She was making a movie about the wife of the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, and the thesis of my story was that while 9/11 was supposed to make us all better — a better country and a better people — it only worked for Angelina Jolie. The story has won a kind of immortality as “The Worst Celebrity Profile Ever Written,” and when I told that to Angelina Jolie’s partner, he at first laughed and said that he hoped Esquire would use that as the title of the profile I was writing about him. Then he got serious. “But you were right,” he said. “You were right, you were right. Angie is….the best person…..”

    I remembered meeting Angelina Jolie — how thin she was, how much steak she ate and wine she drank, and above all her utter self-possession. She answered every question I asked, but she was the kind of person who responded without ever simply reacting. Brad Pitt was different. He was, like a lot of men, stuck between family and work, and the day he came back to LA from spring break was the day he began the push to finish his summer zombie movie, World War Z. And so, although he was Brad Pitt, he was also a big guy, dressed in black, stained around the eyes by stress and exhaustion, who spoke leaning forward, bent at the waist, with his hands folded between his legs, and was in the habit of repeating himself between long pauses. “I’m a crap interview,” he’d warned me, but when he began talking about his family, he said twice, “I haven’t known life to be any happier,” and he said it in such a way that I never once thought to doubt him.

    This was April 1. I didn’t know then what I know now — that a month earlier, his partner, Angelina Jolie, commenced the series of surgeries that would end, a month later, with her pre-emptive double mastectomy. Over the next few weeks, I talked to several of Pitt’s close friends. They must have known what the couple was enduring, but of course they never told me. One of them, however, called me back after our first interview. His name was Frank Pollaro, and he’d spoken about the furniture business he’d started with Brad Pitt, and about Pitt’s excellent eye. But he wanted to say something else, so he called Brad, and asked if he was at liberty to speak about Brad’s relationship with Angelina. He was, and so when he called back, he told me what he’d seen at Brad’s house — “once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, ‘Daddy, you’re not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?’ And it’s like that. This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he’s met Angelinia. He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him. No matter how hard he’s working, if one of those kids runs by the window he’ll get out of his chair and give them a kiss. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms.”

    It’s the nature of marriage — or, in the case Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a committed relationship — to both invite and repel scrutiny. We have no idea how any two people make a life together, much less two people as professionally exhibitionistic and privately enigmatic as the two combined in the public mind as “Brangelina.” But I will say this: a long time ago, Brad Pitt left college in Missouri to come to LA and act in movies. He insists that he wasn’t looking for stardom, only a sense of life and possibility larger than what he left behind. He insists that he was searching the chimera of Hollywood for something real. This morning, the mother of his children revealed in the New York Times that he was “at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.”

    You do not have to be a celebrity, only a father and a man in love with a woman, to know that life doesn’t get any more real than that.

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    AWHODAT! Says:

    @annon:

    OMG This is such a beautiful piece!

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    Wowoowo Says:

    I am no brad pitt fan. As a matter of fact I’ve said some really mean -but truthful- things about him here on this site…but I do think he really loves her. I remember one quote that’s something like ” the only thing that keeps me up at night is losing angie or the kids.” That pretty much says it all in regards to how he feels about this situation. I still think he’s a shallow fool -one reason ive always thought angie -who is so not shallow- could do better- but let’s see if he proves me wrong.

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    TC Says:

    @ Wowoowo – He’s already proved you wrong.

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    African Girl Says:

    @annon:
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    Wow!!!! Just Lovely!!
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    Thanks!!

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    Lily Says:

    annon @ 05/14/2013 at 2:23 pm
    Zahara is hilarious, ” Daddy, you’re not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?” . Brangelina is so in love.

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    African Girl Says:

    @Passing Through:
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    Rotflmao @ No ruby red sarkly shoes for Lamey.
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    I don’t think she wants it either…How will she get the tolls on her website if she isn’t snaring on and spinning conspiracy theories about the JPs.

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    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    @annon#70
    Lovely article abt the Jps. Lol @ Z’s comment.

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    Love The Shoes Says:

    @KL: Your comment is definitely something someone unhappy with their own life would say. Joyful contented people wouldn’t have such thoughts in their heart or head.

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    Susan Says:

    @annon: That was a touching story from Frank, people that are around them always talk about the love they express to one another. How old is Zahara?, Angie did say she was a smart a s s.
    There was some b itch in Brad’s old post saying, Angie was not going to any of the premieres, because they not together, the normal BS, probably posting under another alias, blowing smoke up her rear end.

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    Love The Shoes Says:

    @annon:


    Ok, I’m in love with this part:
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    And so, although he was Brad Pitt, he was also a big guy, dressed in black, stained around the eyes by stress and exhaustion, who spoke leaning forward, bent at the waist, with his hands folded between his legs, and was in the habit of repeating himself between long pauses. “I’m a crap interview,” he’d warned me, but when he began talking about his family, he said twice, “I haven’t known life to be any happier,” and he said it in such a way that I never once thought to doubt him.

    ——————————
    and I’m also in LOVE with this part:
    —————————————–

    he told me what he’d seen at Brad’s house — “once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, ‘Daddy, you’re not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?’ And it’s like that. This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he’s met Angelinia. He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him.

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    And I’m head OVER heels in love with this part:
    _________________________

    a long time ago, Brad Pitt left college in Missouri to come to LA and act in movies. He insists that he wasn’t looking for stardom, only a sense of life and possibility larger than what he left behind. He insists that he was searching the chimera of Hollywood for something real. This morning, the mother of his children revealed in the New York Times that he was “at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.”

    You do not have to be a celebrity, only a father and a man in love with a woman, to know that life doesn’t get any more real than that.

    ————————————————————————–

    Thanks Annon.

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    fyi12 Says:

    @annon:

    OMG. Tjank you so much for posting this. I am really sobbing. What an amazing woman, what an amazing man & what an amazing couple in LOVE supporting each other & their family through sickness & health!

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    lurker Says:

    thanks annon

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    yib Says:

    wow that is brave and taking about it too.copulas their admitting.that is sweet also he talking about it. Love them

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    fyi12 Says:

    from Popsugar.

    http://www.popsugar.com/Angelina-Jolies-Most-Inspiring-Moments-30499225

    Angelina Jolie’s Most Inspirational Moments
    May 14, 2013

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    busted Says:

    Wow.. that got me again.. I’m just a mess today.

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    yib Says:

    @Love The Shoes:awww that makes me year up

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    Jaye Says:

    Whatever news I expected to hear today, this is not it.
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    At first I was stunned, then I was stunned again. Once I recovered, I was imminently proud of Angelina Jolie for making a choice that is extremely hard, though specific to her particular situation, and sharing it with all of us. I know that people will question the need for such drastic action, but that is only for them to question in their own situation, not in hers. She did what she felt was necessary, with the best of medical oversight, to improve her odds of having a long and happy life with her family.
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    It is because many women have their sexuality as woman tied to their breasts, that some don’t face the signs of breast cancer even when it’s evident and leave it until it’s much too late. Ignoring something, doesn’t make it go away. Her story will have women pondering their own mortality, particularly if there is a history of breast cancer in their family, but her courage will give them hope.
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    Some will be afraid, but it’s not Angelina’s decision that is making them afraid. Fear is a good thing, especially if the end result is that we take better care of ourselves. It cannot be stressed enough that the proactive removal of her breasts is what she decided was the best option in HER case. Since no one other than her doctors and Brad knows ALL of the specifics, her story should not and is not meant as a prescription for everyone. I don’t know how much clearer she could be about that.
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    I know other women, famous and ordinary, have gone through this procedure and each of their stories provides an opportunity to educate all women on the value of being vigilant in having ourselves tested annually or however frequently, given our individual circumstances. We may be wives, partners, mothers, sisters and daughters, but we need to invest time in ourselves, be in tune with our bodies and our own mental health.
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    Along with Angelina, I applaud Brad, not that he would even entertain the need for such a thing. He and those men who wholeheartedly support their mates, and their are many, many of them, make a huge difference in how women see themselves as well as their recovery. Angelina is smart and strong, but it would hardly be surprising to know that she would have her doubts, she would have moments when she needs someone else to lean on. While there are women who survive without such support, there is no denying the effect that the support of a loving and devoted partner can have on a woman’s resolve, her psychological and physical well being before, during and after surgery is enormous.
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    I hope that due to her proactive approach she will have many, many years with her love ones. She has certainly been a force to reckon with in their lives; one who has imparted the qualities of love, devotion, dedication, compassion to her children and a blessing to Pitt who has been the beneficiary of the love of this woman who uniquely mirrors his own passion for life and family.

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    Queen Jolie Says:

    OMG.Im so sad for Angie.I just wish she didn’t have to go through this thing.But I really admire her braveness.I will pray for her.Angie has raised so much awareness about this thing and educate so many people around the world.This is so big news especially in Europe.Its in all the news channels here all day.And it is not just news.Some invited experts about breast cancer and explain this thing with illustrations.Some of my friends who are not into Hollywood called me about this.BBC also discussing this with experts and some people give reactions online through Skype I think.And on twitter I cannot keep up.Everytime I refresh tweets flooded.So many people applauded Angie.

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    yib Says:

    Yep again this is brave to do it to talk about it them being a high profile couple

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    AWHODAT! Says:

    I remember this quote of Angie’s from the same guy who did Brad current Esquire interview”:

    “”I don’t live two lives,” she says. “I have the great good fortune of being able to have a fun job. It’s a job that allows me to travel and that allows me, sometimes, to get out of myself. So that’s my job. But it’s not at all my life. Every day when I wake up in the morning, I’ve been studying international law. I try to make sure that each of my children has enough of my attention to feel equal. I try to make sure that my relationship with the man in my life is solid and complete and we’re very connected and having a great life together and enjoying our children and being part of the world. So that’s my life. It’s not split in half. It’s not one side taking over the other. I have no animosity toward Hollywood or the demands of the red carpet, all that silliness. That’s my job, and I’m happy to have it. But when I die, do I want to be remembered as an actress? No. I recently had an op-ed published in a newspaper. And at the end, it didn’t say I was an actress. It said that I was a UN goodwill ambassador — that’s all. And I was really proud. I said, ‘Hey, Brad, I’m not just an actress anymore.’ ”

    http://bit.ly/cj1JCi

    PS:
    BTW, I just wish to REMIND stinkers (and even fans as well) of this sentence from Angie:
    “Every day when I wake up in the morning, I’ve been studying international law.”

    So that when she finally gets her LLB they wont be too surprised.

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    annon Says:

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20700209,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines

    Brad Pitt’s Mother Is ‘So Very Proud’ of Angelina Jolie

    By Mary Green and Maggie Coughlan

    05/14/2013 at 03:40 PM EDT

    After she revealed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie’s family members are voicing their support.

    “We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly,” Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, says in a statement.

    Jolie’s brother, James Haven, also spoke out about her decision to undergo the procedure.

    “My sister like our mother always put her children first,” he says in a statement. “I am so grateful to be her brother.”

    In a New York Times op-ed piece, Jolie describes her difficult choice to have surgery after genetic tests showed her to have a high risk of developing the disease. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at 56 in 2007.

    Jolie, 37, also expressed how much she leaned on Pitt, 49, whom she described as “loving and supportive,” and there for her “for every minute of the surgeries.”

    Pitt released a statement of his own on Tuesday, saying, “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”

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    Yes Says:

    So proud of Angie and Brad shows himself again to be so supportive and loving of his Angie. Here so some great news the JPs would like:
    .
    Breaking News @BreakingNewsBrazilian judicial panel rules gay couples can not be denied marriage licenses – @AFP http://www.france24.com/en/20130514-brazil-judicial-panel-clears-way-gay-marriage

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    plez Says:

    @Love The Shoes: So sweet but I did LOL at Brad, Angelina and six kids go camping. You know there was very little sleep that night. But being out in Santa Barbara away from city lights, I bet they got to see the sky like never before. Another great experience for the kids.

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    fyi12 Says:

    TMZ is live streaming from Angie’s hospital.

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/14/angelina-jolie-breast-cancer-pink-lotus-double-mastectomy/

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    plez Says:

    Popsugar shows a list of famous women who have spoken out about personal health issues from depression, miscarriages and cancer
    http://www.popsugar.com/Celebrity-Health-Scares-30499711?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+popsugar+%28PopSugar%29

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    maybe a virus #94 Says:

    There is nothing on TMZ site that any live streaming is happening. Be careful with link. Maybe a virus

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    fyi12 Says:

    @maybe a virus #94:

    I am not in the habit of posting viruses UNLESS an idiot troll steals my name & pretends IT is me or other JP fans! I watched the brief statement by hospital staff! You can wait for a few minutes when they post the video.

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    Love The Shoes Says:

    In guess it hasn’t been seen:

    http://www.popsugar.com/Jane-Pitts-Statement-Support-Angelina-Jolie-30501520

    Btw, when she calls them “our grandkids” and “our family” I said this might do some in finally. I’m wrong for having a smile on my face about that under the circumstances but I just can’t help it. So much denial about how Angie IS indeed a loved and adored member of the Pitt clan in a way no one Brad has been with ever was. This is her family too and Jane just reaffirmed that truth.

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    maybe a virus #94 Says:

    @fyi12: Sorry

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 317 D.J. Paulsen @ 05/14/2013 at 2:20 pm
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    Dear Name-changing loser -
    .
    You’ve been smack talking Angie all day and inaccurately citing details in her op-ed. Why don’t you go back and re-read a few dozen times. Maybe after that many passes something will sink in. I’m not holding my breath, but stranger things have happened. Angie’s mother died of OVARIAN CANCER not uterine or cervix. The two latter types are more treatable and have a better chance of long-term survival than ovarian cancer. Furthermore Angie stated that she chose to do the mastectomy FIRST becuse it’s more complicated. Read that again – she chose to do it FIRST. That’s an indication that she knows that in the future she will also have to have a full hysterectomy. Ergo, buy a chia pet, pry open your noggin with a can opener and pretend it’s a brain.

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    Love The Shoes Says:

    @plez: They just really warm my heart with how they both would rather be hanging out with their brood and each other than anybody else. He wants his kids to experience as much of the stuff he did as a child even if it means achy bones and early morning set calls.

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    Jaye Says:

    RE: Jaye @ 05/14/2013 at 3:26 pm #87
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    Should be immensely instead of imminently.

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    Brad da user Says:

    Looks like world war z box-office potential just went up.

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    Love The Shoes Says:

    @annon: I should have scanned the thread before posting. She’s got such an amazing support system in the Pitts doesn’t she. I really believe her mom found peace knowing Brad and his family would be there for both Angie and James. James and Brads brother (name?) have a joint venture I read about. Brad’s sister adopted two kids from were Zee is from. It’s just a blessing they met and fell in love.

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    yib Says:

    @Queen Jolie: it have to be I just saw it here in local news as well. I think it is a great thing to able to avoid it with this measures than not doing anything

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    Passing Through Says:

    Pardon me if this has already been posted -
    .
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20700209,00.html
    .
    Brad Pitt’s Mother Is ‘So Very Proud’ of Angelina Jolie

    By MARY GREEN AND MAGGIE COUGHLAN
    05/14/2013 at 03:40 PM EDT

    After she revealed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie’s family members are voicing their support.

    “We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly,” Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, says in a statement.

    Jolie’s brother, James Haven, also spoke out about her decision to undergo the procedure.

    “My sister like our mother always put her children first,” he says in a statement. “I am so grateful to be her brother.”

    In a New York Times op-ed piece, Jolie describes her difficult choice to have surgery after genetic tests showed her to have a high risk of developing the disease. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at 56 in 2007.

    RELATED: Brad Pitt Calls Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Decision ‘Absolutely Heroic’

    Jolie, 37, also expressed how much she leaned on Pitt, 49, whom she described as “loving and supportive,” and there for her “for every minute of the surgeries.”

    Pitt released a statement of his own on Tuesday, saying, “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”

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    Just terrible Says:

    Brad Pitt should be ashamed of himself using this for wwz promo but the man has no shame. LoL

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    fyi12 Says:

    @maybe a virus #94:

    It is OK. I understand why we are all leery of these disgusting HATERS & their pathetic games to ruin the JP threads.

    Thanks for responding. We all love, admire and love Angie, Brad & the kids—Angie is a very special person. Her natural beauty can not be disputed OR challenged by trolls. But Angie is so much more than her looks! Only shallow people think their whole purpose in life relies on their outer looks. Shallow & pathetic.

    Angie is so much more than her outer absolutely gorgeous unique looks. She is the most giving, caring, humanitarian, inspirational, loving person, Brad’s better half & the most loving mother to their gorgeous kids. I love & adore her more than I ever did.

    Bless Angie and her beloved Brad and their six kids.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 343 CLINIQUA @ 05/14/2013 at 4:09 pm
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    fr TUMBLR esquire piece coming out http://www.esquire.com/features/pitt-jolie-relationship?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_8676357 :) :
    .
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    .
    Thanks for posting this. I’m going to pat myself on the back again because the other day I said Esquire was an interview possibility because he hadn’t done that mag in awhile.
    .
    ON another note – Brad Pitt hit the jackpot with Angie and he knows it. This is a man grateful for the life and love he’s living without mourning the shallow life he left behind. Suck it, trolls! Be happy your idol has her skinny-jeaned midget and go over to her thread and celebrate your little fingers off…

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    elizabeth Says:

    Brave and wonderful couple

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    zoey Says:

    I never seen so many unsensitive people, never positive and always trying to put someone down. When your tommorow come just look at your today. GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS, GET WELL ANGELINA.

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    Fury Says:

    David Ayers’ World War II tank pic from Sony, QED International is set for a November 2014 release.

    Michael Pena is in negotiations to reteam with End of Watch director David Ayer for the filmmaker’s latest project, Fury.
    our editor recommends
    Shia LaBeouf in Talks to Join Brad Pitt in ‘Fury’
    Brad Pitt WWII Thriller ‘Fury’ to Hit Theaters November 2014
    Brad Pitt in Talks to Star in World War II Tank Movie ‘Fury’

    The World War II tank thriller from Sony Pictures and QED International stars Brad Pitt and co-stars Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman.

    The story, set in the waning days of the second Great War, revolves around the five-man crew of an American tank named Fury that runs across a desperate German division.

    Ayer wrote the script and is directing,

    Pena will play the tank’s driver, a butcher who always is drunk — having vowed never to go into combat sober. Pitt plays a battle-hardened sergeant named Wardaddy.

    Pena was an integral part of Ayer’s End of Days, starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the police thriller and giving a performance that was much praised. He most recently appeared in Gangster Squad and is voicing a character in DreamWorks Animation’s Turbo.

    Pena is repped by CAA, Management 360 and Stone Meyer.

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    fyi12 Says:

    @Passing Through:

    PT & CLINIQUA this is from Janice Means site.

    Cannes Veterans React to Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Revelation
    12:29 PM PDT 5/14/2013 by THR Staff

    “When I go up the steps to open the 66th Cannes Film Festival, I will be thinking in particular about Angelina Jolie,” festival director Thierry Fremaux tells THR.

    Hollywood and Cannes on Tuesday were buzzing about Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after doctors found her to have a high risk of breast cancer. “I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed.

    The news that the 37-year-old underwent three months of procedures drew a heartfelt response from Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux. “When I go up the steps to open the 66th Cannes Film Festival, I will be thinking in particular about Angelina Jolie,” he tells THR.

    Adds Graham King, producer of In the Land of Blood and Honey and The Tourist: “Angelina’s bravery consistently shines through in every aspect of her life — not only in her career choices but in her personal life. I am so proud she has courageously shared her story.”

    Sherry Lansing, the former studio head who now raises awareness for cancer research through The Sherry Lansing Foundation, said: “I think Angelina Jolie’s comments today demonstrate what an incredibly brave, courageous and honest person she is. Her op-ed in today’s New York Times shows how much she cares about others. It will raise awareness and help other women who have the same genetic mutation to take control of their health. In doing so, she has saved countless lives.”

    Meanwhile, Fruitvale Station’s Octavia Spencer tweeted: “Huge prayers for Angelina Jolie and her family as she convalesces and bravo for raising awareness.”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-veterans-react-angelina-jolies-522266

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    DULC€ Says:

    I’m STILL in shock, because of the mastectomy news!! Angelina is an amazing woman and I didn’t trusted Brad… BUT he has proved me so wrong!! He truly is a remarkable guy and he really loves Angelina!! My best wishes to them and i hope that they stay together forever!!

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    awwwww Says:

    Brad’s mom loves Angie. Swoon.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 57 fyi12 @ 05/14/2013 at 1:31 pm
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    It never even occurred to me what Handjob would say about this. Hopefully the dumb beeyotch will keep her mouth shut. She’s also on record as not liking Angie and unles she’s a complete moron she’ll know that saying anything negative about Angie right now will just put HER ASS in a ringer. If Handjob knows one thing it’s self-preservation…but…you can bet she and Ticky have already talked about it and mean-girled Angie in private.

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    Love The Shoes Says:

    I was just thinking why some get so bent about Angelina and I think it’s because she keeps moving the bar. She has never walked the celeb walk of fakeness and when she proves that to be even more true, it screws with their heads and out comes the only line of defense they know which is to be as below the belt as they can be. Her “realness” is to much to bear. I have been mortified by some of the junk I’ve read. It makes me sick to know that there are humans out there-in here who have no cut off point when it comes to their fellow human. She’s stronger then all of them and it kills them.

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    fyi12 Says:

    @Passing Through:

    I know, but knowing these b!tches CH, Ticky & Huvane I can see them nonstop trying to figure out their next move. I know it seems so shallow BUT we all know how Stefie Huvane & his minions roll ESPECIALLY the ‘The hair Goddess Rachel’ . They ALL better STFU!

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    busted Says:

    I’ve been reading the comments and I’m so proud of the fans. It takes a low life to make some snarky thing about a woman making a choice about her life. But I love that she has such love and support around her.

    @PT yes I remember you talking about Brad’s upcoming interviews. I will so be getting this. Not bothering with Vanity Fair.. UGH. Hope he does Parade too or USA Today. always good reads. Especially Parade.

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    mrst Says:

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/176909-world-war-z-viral-video-debuts-online#.UZJog1FccyU.twitter

    A WWZ PSA announcement released. This movie is gonna be an experience. I got this from JoliePitt Twitter feed.

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    Mr and Mrs Smith Says:

    EXCLUSIVE: BRAD PITT REVEALS WHY JOLIE WENT PUBLIC
    Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY6:36 p.m. EDT May 14, 2013

    (Photo: Todd Plitt USA TODAY)
    LOS ANGELES — For Brad Pitt, today was all about his family’s future.

    Just hours before a Tuesday afternoon interview with USA TODAY, his partner Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which doctors estimated gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.

    How is Pitt feeling? “I’m quite emotional about it, of course,” said the World War Z star. “She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”

    Pitt spoke with proud wonderment recounting how Jolie kept commitments in the past two months visiting the Congo, as well as London for the G8 Summit and New York to honor deceased Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai. “This was during Stage 2 (when the double mastectomy was performed),” he said. “Literally it was just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”

    Back at home, he and their six children devised a way to make recovery fun. “We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it.”

    Overall, Pitt called it the experience “an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months. And I’ll tell you, it’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a spectre hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that.”

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/05/14/brad-pitt-talks-to-usa-today-about-angelina-jolie-double-mastectomy/2159453/

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    fyi12 Says:

    Here we go, an article from The Guardian–the jerks before seeing WWZ slashed it to shreds because they jumped on the let’s attack the JP’s & we will get hits DISGUSTING mode.

    Now these disgusting tabs, blog owners & legit media ALL are LOST! Their MONEY making family got their sorry arses shocked them & now they have to live with their HATEFUL words they posted for the last NINE darn years!

    Trolls, tabs, blog owners, legit media—it is time to APOLOGIZE & addmit you all were so wrong for trying to live off of their names by posting “unnamed sources” just to get hit at your blogs & tab mags—Shame on all of you!

    People Magazine—SHAME ON YOU!

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    Marieme Says:

    Damn right she is! Not even paying attention to any of the sick a-holes. Ange has our complete love and respect. The right people in life, the ones worth knowing, are all in agreement of that!

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    African Girl Says:

    So many Lovely articles….so little time to read them all. (Apologies if this has been posted already.
    .
    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: A Romance Evolved
    .
    On April 4, Angelina Jolie spoke eloquently about Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl targeted by the Taliban who became the face of the fight against the repression of young women around the world. Jolie’s skin was bone-pale and tight across her face, her elbows and knees made hard angles under the baggy silk floor-length robe she wore.
    .
    Little did anyone in the crowd at the 2013 Women in the World Summit know that the actress was in the midst of a grueling three month medical procedure including a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to lower her breast and ovarian cancer risk. We bloggers were more interested in coming up with a snarky comment to share with our friends about her strange fashion choice and gaunt appearance.
    .
    Since Jolie and Brad Pitt allegedly began their romance on the Set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” in 2004 when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston, their relationship has been under intense and often mean-spirited scrutiny. While the pair acknowledged their on-set chemistry, they have never copped to actually having an affair. Still, everyone hates a so-called “home-wrecker”—especially if its a woman. (Star Magazine named Kristen Stewart the second most hated woman in Hollywood after her affair with Rupert…Who?). For some “Brangelina” watchers, every additional child, every charitable donation, every UN speech, just seemed another PR ploy to make up for their sins.
    .
    What we’ve learned today is that their “sin” was falling in love. Jolie wrote in her Tuesday New York Times Op Ed about her surgeries
    .
    “I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. 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.”
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    In response, Pitt told the Evening Standard, “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.”
    .
    Pitt and Jolie share eight years, six children and now a harrowing medical journey. The time has come to retire the “Team Jen” and “Team Angie” t-shirts and accept their commitment to each other and to their family at face value.
    .
    http://shine.yahoo.com/healthy-living/angelina-jolie-brad-pitt-romance-evolved-164800197.html

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    fyi12 Says:

    @African Girl:

    Thanks for sharing. These dumb nay-sayers look like fools after NINE years of attacking Angie , Brad & their wonderful family. Shame on all of them, wspecially the ones BOUGHT by Huvane..wink, wink JJ!

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    fyi12 Says:

    @fyi12:

    Apologies! I forgot to give The Guardian articles link.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/14/angelina-jolie-double-mastectomy-women

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    mrst Says:

    http://www.pinklotusbreastcenter.com/breast-cancer-101/2013/05/a-patients-journey-angelina-jolie/

    They posted Angie journey. My God what this woman went through is truly “heroic”.

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    yib Says:

    Angie news everywhere is defently help women it make it easier .many women going through similar things to my surprise

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    mrst Says:

    got link from jolie pitt twitter feed

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    Wonderbust Says:

    I am beyond proud of Angelina and this story has been on my mind all day. Brad is such a supportive partner and they make an excellent couple. Than you for all the news and info. So funny how little we know what is going on in peoples lives.

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    Wonderbust Says:

    from pink lotus

    STAGE 5. Recovering from the operations

    On February 2, 2013, Angelina was in the operating room for the first operation, the nipple delay. Her partner was on hand to greet her as soon as she came around from the anesthetic, as he was during each of the operations.

    After the operation, her skin was slightly bruised but soon returned to normal. Two days after her procedure, great news arrived: the tissue behind both nipples came back completely normal.

    On February 16 she had the main surgery, which can last up to eight hours. The mastectomies went smoothly, with sentinel nodes identified but not removed. After the mastectomies, I assisted plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Orringer, as we performed the first stage breast reconstruction by placing tissue expanders with allograft.

    To a large extent, I believe recovery reflects expectation. Angelina expected to feel well, to be active. On Monday, the pathology returned and I called Angelina to confirm our biggest hope: all of the breast tissue was benign. On day four after her mastectomies, I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls in her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing. All the while she spoke, six drains dangled from her chest, three on each side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist.

    The next day she had her first injection of saline into the expanders, thus beginning the process that would gradually prepare the tissues for the final stage of her operations, reconstruction. Four of the six drains were removed. Four days after that, on postoperative day nine, the last two drains were removed. A second saline fill occurred on March 4. Over the next four weeks she was hard at work.

    The final operation occurred on April 27, 2013, ten weeks after the mastectomies: reconstruction of the breasts with implant, which went extremely well, bringing an end to her surgical journey.

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    fyi12 Says:

    @Wonderbust:

    I love this qquote from the article.

    To a large extent, I believe recovery reflects expectation. Angelina expected to feel well, to be active. On Monday, the pathology returned and I called Angelina to confirm our biggest hope: all of the breast tissue was benign. On day four after her mastectomies, I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls in her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing. All the while she spoke, six drains dangled from her chest, three on each side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist.

    The next day she had her first injection of saline into the expanders, thus beginning the process that would gradually prepare the tissues for the final stage of her operations, reconstruction. Four of the six drains were removed. Four days after that, on postoperative day nine, the last two drains were removed. A second saline fill occurred on March 4. Over the next four weeks she was hard at work.

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    Wonderbust Says:

    Angelina’s messageis really spreading. She has been trending worldwide on twitter since 12AM and still is and her op-ed is the most viewed, emailed, and blogged about piece in the NYTIMES
    http://www.nytimes.com/most-popular

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    Wonderbust Says:

    From THR
    The actor found out about his daughter’s preventive procedure by reading her New York Times piece, along with the rest of the world.

    Before going public Monday, Angelina Jolie kept her double mastectomy private from nearly everyone — even her own father.
    Angelina Jolie’s Shocking Revelation: I Had a Double Mastectomy
    Jon Voight told the New York Daily News that he found out about her surgery on Tuesday, after reading her op-ed piece in the New York Times. He said he saw his daughter and her longtime partner, Brad Pitt, two days ago at a birthday celebration for his son and Jolie’s brother, James Haven.
    PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie’s Top 10 Red Carpet Looks
    “But I didn’t know. It wasn’t obvious at all,” he said. “I found out (Tuesday) morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this.”
    He added that he respects her decision to keep the news private, even from him.
    “I want the focus to be on the inspiration,” he said, calling her “a very extraordinary person.”
    Voight said he talked to Jolie on Tuesday about her shocking revelation, during which she “explained to me and educated me on this stuff.”
    He added, “My love and admiration for my daughter can’t be explained in words.”
    Voight and Jolie famously had a falling-out in 2002 when he claimed she urged her to seek help for “serious mental problems.” For her part, she had previously criticized him for having an affair while still married to her mother and later filed to legally remove Voight from her name.
    After several years of estrangement, the two began taking steps to reconcile sometime after Bertrand’s death.
    PHOTOS: Angelina Jolie’s Cannes Film Festival Fashion Statements
    In her NYT piece, Jolie wrote that she underwent the preventive double mastectomy because of her high risk of breast cancer. Doctors told Jolie — whose mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died six years ago at age 56 after a 10-year battle with ovarian cancer — that she carries a “faulty” gene, BRCA1. They estimated that she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer.
    “Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” she wrote. “I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.”
    Jolie underwent three months of medical procedures, which began Feb. 2 and were completed April 27. She kept the procedures, which included reconstruction of both breasts with implants, a secret throughout the process but opened up in the hopes of helping others.
    She said it wasn’t an easy decision for her to make, but her chances of developing breast cancer have dropped to less than five percent.

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    plez Says:

    Thank you ladies for posting all these articles.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 387 CLINIQUA @ 05/14/2013 at 5:45 pm Tumblr is outdoing themselves with Angelina love:
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    http://25.media.tumblr.com/7c55aeaf6ca8ea8169e51af1a30ddc14/tumblr_mmsnxfGEC81qku08lo1_500.jpg
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    Never saw this gorgeous pic before…wow.
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    ++++++++++++++++++++++
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    I think you have and just don’t remember it. It’s from the OCT 2011 Vanity Fair when the interviewer called Ticky a “sad spook”. You were probably laughing so hard you forgot what the pix were. LOL! Here’s a bigger picture…
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    http://www.team-jolie.com/gallery/displayimage-58531.html&fullsize=1

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    Wonderbust Says:

    seriously not surprised Angie didn’t tell Jon Voight, that man blabs everything

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    Wonderbust Says:

    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 8m
    And she’s thrilled and grateful to see people taking this and having serious, empowering discussions of women’s health.
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    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 9m
    Angelina Jolie also asked me to thank everyone: She is SO grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring of public support.
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    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 21m
    She wants to use her medical issues to nurture a nat’l conversation on health options. No self pity; she just wants to help.
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    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 23m
    I’ve spoken to Angelina Jolie several times in last few days, and she has been so strong, so brave, so determined.

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    Wonderbust Says:

    @QQQQ:
    we posted the same thing :)

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    QQQQ Says:

    [blockquote]
    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 17m

    I’ve spoken to Angelina Jolie several times in last few days, and she has been so strong, so brave, so determined.
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    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 15m

    She wants to use her medical issues to nurture a nat’l conversation on health options. No self pity; she just wants to help.
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    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 4m

    Angelina Jolie also asked me to thank everyone: She is SO grateful and overwhelmed by the outpouring of public support.
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    Nicholas Kristof ‏@NickKristof 3m

    And she’s thrilled and grateful to see people taking this and having serious, empowering discussions of women’s health.
    [/blockquote]

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    yib Says:

    It is great this kept the tramp dude and his aliases out here.

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    QQQQ Says:

    On day four after her mastectomies, I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls in her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing. All the while she spoke, six drains dangled from her chest, three on each side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist.

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    She is sooo amazing.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 408 Mr and Mrs Smith @ 05/14/2013 at 6:52 pm
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    EXCLUSIVE: BRAD PITT REVEALS WHY JOLIE WENT PUBLIC
    Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY6:36 p.m. EDT May 14, 2013
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    +++++++++++++++++++++++
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    Thanks for posting this. I like the way Brad and Angie look at this situation – it’s good for their family and their kids and it gives them a little peace of mind.

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    yib Says:

    this no body saw coming.oh the mags, they know nothing about Jps.
    Love the support system for her and that they have each other
    the things, if they r not bashing its not interesting for them lol
    Ok later

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 439 QQQQ @ 05/14/2013 at 8:11 pm
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    4Q -
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    What interview is this excerpt from?

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    WOW Says:

    You fans need to seriously stop engaging the trolls. They are so obvious with their outlandish remarks and just want to bait you. Angie has just recovered from a freaking double preventive mastectomy and goes public with it to help others. We should be celebrating her efforts ONLY, and COMPLETELY ignore anyone who feels like raining on this joyous occasion. Once again, the JJ board has turned to **** b/c you guys can’t help but argue w/ these pathetic **** starters. If they refuse to have restraint and maturity, we should do the opposite and show them they we possess restraint and maturity. We fans are so much better than that. Angie doesn’t give damn and will continue running her life the way she sees fit. We should follow suit and ignore low lives who scour the Internet to start arguments.

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    Passing Through Says:

    With all the trolls lurking here I hesistate to post this…but…they’ll find it sooner or later. If they fvck with these people’s blog I hope they get sued all day and twice on Sundays.
    .
    http://www.pinklotusbreastcenter.com/breast-cancer-101/2013/05/a-patients-journey-angelina-jolie/
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    A Patient’s Journey: Angelina Jolie
    May 14th, 2013 (2 hours ago) | Author: Dr. Kristi Funk
    .
    In an article in the New York Times today, My Medical Choice, Angelina Jolie promised to share some background about her medical treatment with women seeking more information about BRCA gene mutations and what it might mean for them.
    .
    This blog describes the main stages of her treatment. It is important to emphasize that each woman’s case is different. Surgery will not necessarily be the right choice for everyone, and there are alternatives available. As Angelina says in her article, the important thing is to be aware of your options.

    .
    The rest of the information is at the link above.

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    marilyn Says:

    To KL,
    Brad is not so shallow as you believe. He will not abandon Angelina, the mother of his children.

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    an opinion Says:

    @QQQQ:
    So if Angelina is doing story boards does that mean the script is finished?

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    malou Says:

    @happyness:

    Yes, she was probably scared knowing she could be leaving her children so soon. She knows the feeling of how it’s like since she lost her mother to cancer. Yes, she fears death because of her kids, her family. Why do I feel that you don’t want her to live longer? Do you still wish that brad and your idol Jennifer Aniston would get back together if Angelina died early? Wow, that’s some wish. But you can’t put a good woman down. Why can’t you just be happy that it wasn’t you who had to undergo this kind of surgery? You’re very selfish just like your idol!

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    Not the brave one Says:

    Reporter, who is battling breast cancer, says Jolie’s revelation was “helpful,” but women battling metastatic disease are “brave”
    by Olivia Barker

    Revealing? Sure. Helpful? Maybe.

    But “classy” and “brave”? I don’t think so.

    I woke up this morning and groaned at the headline glaring from my iPad. Not at Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy — that was smart and right — but at the reaction to her choice to go public with such a personal decision on the op-ed page of The New York Times, the highbrow equivalent of the cover of People or the 8 a.m. hour of Today.

    I immediately thought of an interview I had with Edie Falco just a couple months ago. We talked about, to paraphrase Jolie, her medical choice — to keep her breast cancer diagnosis a decade ago private.

    “When I was going through my treatment, I didn’t tell anybody,” she told me. “Because I don’t want that. I don’t want anybody’s pity. I’ve been through it. I’m strong. I have access to the best doctors because I’m on a TV show. I mean, ridiculous good fortune is all around me.”

    That’s classy.

    And who are the brave ones in the country’s breast cancer conversation? They’re so quiet as to be all but ignored. They’re the women with metastatic disease, especially the young women I get chemo alongside at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, the ones who really may not see their children graduate from kindergarten, let alone high school.

    As Jolie rightly pointed out in her piece, breast cancer still kills an unacceptable number of women every year. Those whose lives are in the balance, who don’t have the luxury of admiring their perky, reconstructed nipples, those are the women who need a worldwide platform.

    As Falco told me, “I see what some people are going through, and (my experience) really is nothing. So I mention it offhand because it really is offhand. That’s the God’s honest truth. I’ve been very, very lucky.”

    So has Jolie. Like Falco, she can tap into a network of the finest surgeons. (Yes, it makes a huge difference.) And she’s also lucky in a perverse sense: Considering that her mom battled ovarian cancer, Jolie knew that there was a good chance she carried the BRCA mutation. Other BRCA-positive women, those with no family history and therefore no reason to be tested, have no idea until it’s too late.

    Jolie is the new, gorgeous poster woman for a procedure that should be, and hopefully soon will be, de rigueur. Whether she likes it or not (and I’m thinking the former), she will forever be known as much for her increasingly conventional health choice as for her unconventional family. She is now the world’s most beautiful actress/mom/Brad Pitt partner and … preventative bilateral mastectomy champion?

    Falco, on the other hand, doesn’t even think about what she went through. “I look back, and 10 years have gone by,” she said. “It’s just a little blip.” Forget the mere threat of disease: Falco, like most cancer-afflicted women I know, refuses to be defined by her actual disease.

    “Major surgery” is having a double mastectomy to try and save your life, like I did. Radical is going under the knife in hopes that a modified radical mastectomy reveals that your cancer hasn’t spread to scores of lymph nodes. It’s not broadcasting a surgery that’s more headache than hardship. To get lauded as “absolutely heroic” for doing something that is (relatively) minimally risky and, frankly, the responsible thing — a proverbial no-brainer — boggles my mind.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/05/14/angelina-jolie-not-classy-or-brave-double-mastectomy-announcement/2158703/

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    Wonderbust Says:

    for every one negative article there are THOUSANDS of positive ones concerning this story/ watching Piers Morgan right now and they are talking about Angelina. Anderson Cooper also talked about her.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 124 African Girl @ 05/14/2013 at 6:55 pm
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    Pfffft. Yet another hen who’s just now accepting what we’ve been saying for 8 years – Brad ain’t going back to Ticky. He loves Angie and has a family with her. The time to rip the Team Ticky\Team Angie t-shirts was before they were even made. Once Brad walked out the door of the BH house he sahred with Ticky – it was over. It’s sad that’s its taken Angie publicly announcing a double mastectomy for these dimwits to get it – Brad Pitt Loves Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie Loves Brad Pitt. They are a family and have been for 8 years. STFU & STFD hens, haters and trolls.

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    reeven Says:

    I love Brad now more than ever, and i admire and respect Agelina 1000% more now.

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    Wonderbust Says:

    love what the posters on ONTD had to say regarding that usa today piece. 99.9% of the public is supporting Angelina leave it to the trolls to bring over that .1%
    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/77791069.html

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    TWEET Says:

    @Not the brave one:
    Tweets in response of this article. BTW if people like Olivia aren’t suffering in silence anymore even if it is to write this article than Angelina is already doing good.
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    R.S. King ‏@RSebastianKing 44m
    Olivia Barker, you’re wearing a tiara too big for you. I don’t know why all I read from your post is BITTERNESS.
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    Justin Pax ‏@justinpax 52m
    Olivia Barker of @USATODAY should be embarrassed after writing this disrespectful article re Angelina Jolie.
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    Lisa Hibbert-Simpson ‏@vachatnoir 4h
    Disagree w/Olivia Barker @USATODAY: Jolie is brave.Women hide their issues but she is being open. Who said silent struggles = classy?
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    Greg ‏@PDX_Greg 5h
    @usatodaylife Your Olivia Barker article bashing Angelina Jolie for sharing her experience is off-putting and off-base.
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    Ken Mages ‏@kmages 5h
    I think Jolie is not brave, but I DO think her celebrity status saves lives, being open about the procedure. Olivia Barker has issues IMHO.
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    vivian diaz ‏@vivaciousvivs 5h
    @jezebeldodai please look at the article in USAtoday by Olivia barker and tell me it’s not the sort of woman hating we should be ashamed of.
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    DigiP ⍨ ‏@xxDigiPxx 5h
    Having lost two grandmothers and having a few relatives currently with cancer, Olivia Barker, your piece is just flat out offensive…
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    Sheri Williams ‏@candlecrazee40 32m
    @GiulianaRancic @angelinajolie I admire them & all women who come forward w their battle against Cancer Olivia Barker needs survivor skills!

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    fyi12 Says:

    Must watch video from CNN.

    http://youtu.be/3CqKumYaFNY

    Published on May 14, 2013

    Hours after Angeline Jolie revealed that she chose to have a double mastectomy to lower her risk of developing breast cancer, the CNN presenter told colleagues and viewers that she had been diagnosed with the disease and would undergo the same surgery to remove tissue and reconstruct her breasts.
    In an article for the New York Times, entitled “My Medical Choice,” Jolie said she made her decision after discovering that she carries a “faulty” BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
    She said the preventative surgery, which took place over 3 months, had cut her chances of developing breast cancer from 87 per cent to 5 per cent.
    Newsreader Sambolin, interviewed live by her CNN colleagues, said telling viewers about her diagnosis and subsequent decision to opt for a double mastectomy had been made easier by Jolie’s own announcement.

  158. 158
    Wonderbust Says:

    @TWEET:
    thank you! i posted a link to ONTD(most popular internet livejournl forum) where everyone disagreed with that piece. also just fyi tampon posted that article. he is upset that the whole world is talking about Angelina’s bravery

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    Angie Inspires Says:

    Patton Oswalt @pattonoswalt Not sure if I could ever face harsh reality as calmly, pragmatically, and fearlessly as Angelina Jolie did. Still kinda stunned.

    .
    Nina Dobrev @ninadobrev5hThis absolutely blew my mind. Angelina Joliespeaking out about a difficult decision that will inform + empower others… http://say.ly/BIO5ORL 
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    Deb Lee @DebJLee1mI interviewed a doctor today about the kind of gene testing for cancer that Angelina Joliereceived.

  160. 160
    LenLT Says:

    @Not the brave one:
    This reporter is dumb. Why would she want to remain silent when she can speak up and give support to other women who go through this? She and her family did not make it all about herself. They said bravo to her and those who fight with breast cancer. It doesn’t matter which stage of BC a woman is in, it’s always a brave move to fight it. If this reporter wants her friend’s story to be heard, she should try a different approach instead of putting down another woman’s condition. This is purely nasty.

  161. 161
    yib Says:

    is the story dumb or what Angie is superstar hers addmition brings, more attention,awareness and open more doors for openness than non famous woman or average Joe talk about it facts doh

  162. 162
    Angie Inspires Says:

    Giuliana Rancic, who had the same procedure, wrote on Twitter, “Proud of her for using her incredible platform to educate women.”
    .
    Sheryl Crow, who battled breast cancer, Tweeted, “I commend Angelina Jolie for her courage and thoughtfulness in sharing her story today regarding her mastectomy. So brave!”
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    Abbie Cornish: “What an amazingly inspiring and intelligent women u are. Beautiful.”
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    Fran Drescher: “Wow. I must say @AngelinaJolie is a warrior goddess!”
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    Paula Abdul: “Angelina Jolie POWERFUL! POSITIVE!”PHOTOS: Then & Now: The Lovely Angelina Jolie!
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    Lisa Vanderpump: “Angelina Jolie POWERFUL! POSITIVE!”
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    Octavia Spencer: “Huge prayers for Angelina Jolie & her family as she convalesces & bravo for raising awareness! #GetWellSoonAngie”
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    Jackee: “Angelina Jolie Displayed Tremendous #Courage, Opting To Have A Preventative Double Mastectomy. I Tip My Hat To Her.”
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    Elizabeth Banks: “Much respect & for sharing in classy way”
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    Lea Thompson: “Wow she is the coolest”
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    Rosie O’Donnell: “bravo Angelina for sharing ur truth!”

  163. 163
    lurker Says:

    pay no attention to tammy the loser,i blame jared for not bringing back the thumbs button,i really needed it today

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    maria Says:

    Not a fan, but I am an oncology nurse, and applaud her telling her story. Women make these difficult decisions every day, and hearing about Angie’s story makes it easier for women everywhere. She did the right thing for her AND her family. The ovaries need to go next. Having a mother die so young is not a good genetic sign. Angie sounds like she has had good guidance and is smart to make these decisions now before it’s too late.

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    BW Says:

    So Brad, Angie and JV celebrated James’ birthday a few days ago.

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    Susan Says:

    Olivia Barker sounds bitter, her attitude can’t be doing much for her recovery, what the heck does Edie Falco’s choice have to do with Angie.
    She reminds me of that reporter from Newsweek, that attack Angie about Zahara’s hair, when her own hair(wig) looked like hell.

  167. 167
    bizzy bee Says:

    annon #70

    This is lovely, thanks for sharing.

    Somewhere in LA, Ticky’s tearing her bleached hair out (didn’t need much to come out) wondering how she can get in on the spotlight. She and her PR people are in overdrive thinking of what to do next.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 134 Wonderbust @ 05/14/2013 at 7:47 pm
    .
    For the first time ever I feel sorry for Jon Voight. He screwed up big time. Angie not telling him what she was going through before posting that op-ed speaks volumes about how little she feels she can trust him. There’s no way this couldn’t NOT be hurtful to him, but he did this to himself and has no one else to blame for not being a fully trusted member of Angie’s family the way Brad’s family is. Unfotunately I dobut he sees it this way – which is part of his problem in the first place…

  169. 169
    well Says:

    lamey?  Please- she’ll go to her grave trying to figure how Angie gave herself the faulty brca gene so she could take away attention from fat tick and fishy p.fat tick?  Oh, manny’s just fine- remember, manny is so important that she used her dirt bag powers to knock the Oscars off the cover of People bc her wedding was coming up SO SOON…until she said she was “too busy” and tiny stolen troll boy said her didn’t want to “rush” it.

    Here is another good one:Brad Pitt’s pride at wife Angelina Jolie’s reaction to painful breast cancer inheritance
    .
    From her late mother, Angelina Jolie inherited the acting bug and a commitment to humanitarian causes. But as the Oscar-winning actress explained in the New York Times, she also inherited a “faulty” gene, which dramatically increased her risk of breast and ovarian cancers

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/brad-pitts-pride-at-wife-angelina-jolies-reaction-to-painful-breast-cancer-inheritance-8616340.html

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 138 Wonderbust @ 05/14/2013 at 8:03 pm
    # 140 QQQQ @ 05/14/2013 at 8:05 pm
    .
    Ahhhhhh…it’s becoming clearer and clearer to me how the NYT ended up with this exclusive op-ed – Nicholas Kristof used to be a managing editor at NYT and still writes stories for them occasionally. Somebody should tell Lamey about these tweets and the connection between Kristof and the NYT so she can et down off her grassy perch before the chiggers start biting. Nevermind…theyv’e already eaten her brain and are halfway through her black heart…

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    TWEET Says:

    Anna Gorman – L.A. Times Staff Writer- I cover all things health @latimes: public health, health policy, health disparities. Story ideas?
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    Anna Gorman ‏@annagorman 22h
    I am BRCA1 positive too, and made this same difficult choice 5 years ago. Bravo to her. MT My Medical Choice http://nyti.ms/10U9HwL
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    Anna Gorman ‏@annagorman 11h
    Thanks everyone for tweeting my 2007 story about my own journey with BRCA. http://articles.latimes.com/2007/apr/13/local/me-anna13

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    fyi12 Says:

    OMG I just watched todays “View” on YT. These old biddies or jealous b!tches AFTER trashin Angie for almost NINE years had to say this…HYPOCRITES!

    http://youtu.be/1oA81QCyCsE

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    nada Says:

    Jake Hamilton@JakesTakes    A shout out to one of the bravest women in Hollywood. We shall dance again, Ms. Jolie.https://mobile.twitter.com/JakesTakes/status/334308339456561155/photo/1

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    fyi12 Says:

    @nada:

    Aww, Jake loves the JP’s—Remember his dance with THE AJ @ Cannes during his interview.

    http://youtu.be/qEBDoyTPIOo

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    more brave Guilliana Ransic Says:

    THE Jolie is less brave then Guilliana Rancic.

    Guilliana Rancic is more brave …….

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    groundcontrol Says:

    @lylian:
    .
    also, about snooping – It is amazing that they had managed to keep the information private for as long as they have. An operation like this involves many people, several doctors and nurses. I dunno how they did it
    .
    ###########
    .
    Lylian, I think there are honorable people who wouldn’t dream of divulging such info. You’d have to be pretty low to do so and any “reporter” trying to get such info is just a lowlife.
    .
    Good, decent people like Brad and Angie attract similar people into their lives and those people are loyal and decent. Also we are talking
    about professionals who aren’t tempted by nonsense to violate their duties.

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    Love the JoliePitts Says:

    Annon Thank you so much for posting that article “The Real Life of Brangelina!
    .
    I am in tears. My emotions are all over the place. Angelina’s Revelation came out of the blue. And it was riveting. She has gotten the World’s attention in so many wonderful ways. What an Awesome Lady she truly is. And our Bradley. OMG!!! I love him so much for all his love and support for the mother of his children. Every woman wants a “Brad Pitt ” type in their lives. “So Loving and Supportive” says Angelina.
    .
    And then to have you, Annon, follow up her op ed that still has me reeling, with such a beautiful article on Brad and how much he loves his family and to know now that he has been right there with Angelina all this time giving her all his love and support and care. I am literally overwhelmed with the beauty and love of it all. This has been such a beautiful day for them and for the fans. Sadness mixed with love and joy and great respect and admiration for this incredible woman, …mixed up emotions but all for good. Then to hear Jane Pitt express the family’s love for Angelina……..Thank you to all the fans for bringing us all this amazing and beautiful news.
    .
    Thank you God for blessing these two beautiful people You brought together in so much love to show us what REAL Love is like and it is beautiful, heartwarming and soooo satisfying. Bless their Love and keep them deeply in Love with each other forever. May the two of them have a long, healthy loving life together with each other, with their children and their grandchildren and their extended families.
    .
    Love you Brad and Angelina and your entire family.

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    noplace Says:

    Chris Hayes at MSNBC has a full segment on Angie
    http://tv.msnbc.com/shows/all-in/

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    Dd Says:

    @bizzy bee: she will announce that she had taken her ovary out and that’s the reason she doesn’t have children

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    Neil Says:

    http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2013/05/angelina-jolie-story-crucial-time-brca-testing.html

    Dear Ms. Jolie,

    Thank you for your bravery and leadership in the battle against breast cancer. In a small way, through my patients, I understand the challenge and pain it took not only to undergo prophylactic mastectomies, because you carry the BRCA1 cancer gene, but also to reveal this deeply personal part of your life to the world. You had no obligation to open your soul; your selfless act leaves those of us that treat the dread disease, in awe.

    Your action will save more lives than all the patients I could help, even if I were to practice oncology for hundreds of years. By opening up the conversation, by educating and by boldly stating that beauty, strength and health are possible, even when radical choices are made, you open up life saving opportunities for many. Mastectomies may not be the answer for all women, but the very idea that cancer can be prevented, instead of simply waiting in fear, is earth shattering.

    Women and men will now better understand the genetic risks for cancer, be exposed to the different options which are available in the prevention of cancer and know that it is possible, whatever path is taken, to continue with full lives. You have made it easier for patients, their families and physicians to have vital discussions.

    The announcement of your surgery coincides with a critical legal battle, the deliberations of the United States Supreme Court regarding BRCA genetic testing. You have put pressure on the court to find against Myriad Genetics in the company’s attempt to protect their expensive monopoly of the breast cancer genetic assay. Thus, the court will have the opportunity to reduce the cost of testing, which as you note, can run thousands of dollars per patient.

    Your action changes the war against breast cancer. You have prevented the suffering of thousands and given them the opportunity to go on with life and be part of what is truly important, families and communities.

    Thank you for your remarkable sacrifice.

    Humbly,

    James C. Salwitz, MD

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    LenLT Says:

    http://rosalarian.tumblr.com/post/50452207989/tickingtimebomb
    It’s about her double mastectomy.

  182. 182
    Lala Says:

    Lidia, vc é uma idiota mesmo!

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    angierocks Says:

    Brave and Strong!Truly inspiring.God Bless Brad and Angie and their Family!

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    realcony Says:

    What A big love:)

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    Awwww shucks Says:

    “We’re so very proud of Angie,” Jane said in a statement, excerpted by People. This means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly.”—- Jane Pitt

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    R Says:

    @lidia: and you are a worthless piece of ****, a Jennifer Anniston mega loser stan. Like her all the men will always leave you, coz you’re annoying and dumb.

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    R Says:

    @lidia: é por isso que dizem que as brasileiras sao todas putas burras.

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    gracie Says:

    Hello to all JP fans.

    Angie is an amazing woman, I admire her courage, honesty and her determination to empower and help other women and those in need. She is always thinking about others in everything she does — How can you not LOVE her. She is an inspiration to everyone, not just women. Those who spew hatred about her knows she’s a gem and there is no one like her, when she speaks the world listen and that kills them. She’s one in million. Brad is one lucky man. May god protect her, Brad and their beautiful kids.

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    luvluvluv Says:

    “… 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.”

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    !!!!!!!!!!!!! Says:

    why the eff are the angelina fans posting peoples addresses and numbers? if that person is under age you will be in a sh*t load of trouble. stop it. im a A.J fan but im no fangirl who can’t see right from wrong!!

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    Rose Says:

    Hi Phool and the early gang. What a beautiful woman Our Angie is. Angle is always finding a way to give back. Yesterday we found out about her preventative operation and she uses it to encourage other women to take care of their health by getting tested. I know she will be saving lives. I am so proud of Brad, I did not expect any less from him. We are witnessing one of the most beautiful love story in our lifetime. I love ZZ asking her dad if he was going to make out with mommy again. I shed a tear reading the article by that reporter from Esquire. What a beautiful story. Love to Angie, Brad and their kids may they have many more years of happiness. God bless.

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    Phool Says:

    Jolie: From girl with tattoos to girl with a cause
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    Posted at: 05/15/2013 3:06 AM
    By SANDY COHEN and DAVID GERMAIN

    (AP) LOS ANGELES – In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie’s body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as “Billy Bob.”
    Now she’s sharing intimate details of her anatomy to help women at risk, going public with her preventive double mastectomy to greatly reduce her high odds of breast cancer.Its the latest peak in Jolie’s turn-around from hedonist to humanitarian, party girl to inspirational poster girl. The way she went public with her medical story on her own terms, in her own time _ with a New York Times op-ed piece Tuesday that caught the media fishbowl of Hollywood completely by surprise _ reveals a woman who once seemed out of control to be one of Hollywood’s most forceful and compassionate stars, using her fame with surgical precision to promote matters dear to her
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    “I’m in awe of her. She remains one of the most inspiring women that I’ve ever encountered,” said former Paramount Pictures boss Sherry Lansing, who heads the Sherry Lansing Foundation for cancer research. “By letting people know about her personal issue, she is touching countless women who have the same genetic mutations, and she is showing them that they have choices and they can be empowered and can take care of their own health. And by doing so, I believe she is going to save countless lives.”Jolie’s come a long way from her wild-child days of 10 or 12 years ago.
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    But since then, while paparazzi stalk Brad & Angleina and entertainment reporters scramble to chase the latest rumor that Jolie and Pitt are finally going to wed, they have emerged as the ultimate Hollywood power couple. They switch off on film projects so one is free to mind their six children, they travel the world talking up good deeds. “If she wasn’t one of the top actresses in Hollywood, she’d be one of the top publicists,” said Howard Bragman, vice chairman of Reputation.com. “It’s hard to think of a couple that has a better image in this town, both for their careers, family, humanitarian work. … They’re very good at it, and one of the reasons is they have a very intimate circle that they trust, and they don’t go beyond that. It’s unusual in Hollywood circles, but they’re very strict about their personal life, about what gets out there. When something gets out there, it’s usually planned to get out there. It doesn’t leak. They don’t even have publicists.”
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    A special envoy on refugee issues for the United Nations, Jolie, 37, has become as much about causes as career.
    She still makes big studio entertainment such as next year’s “Maleficent,” a twist on “Sleeping Beauty” in which she stars as the wicked sorceress who puts a curse on the fairy-tale princess. Yet Jolie puts her humanitarian interests on screen, too, making her directing debut with 2011’s “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” a war drama about two lovers _ a Bosnian Muslim woman and a Bosnian-Serbian man _ caught up in the horrors of work and rape camps.”There is no difference between the star Angelina Jolie and the woman Angelina Jolie. The choices she made even as a director are still strong,” said Thierry Fremaux, director of the Cannes Film Festival, where Jolie has been a frequent guest with films such as “Changeling” and “A Mighty Heart.”
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    As for Jolie’s op-ed piece about her mastectomy, “we all know that she didn’t do that for herself but as giving an example to all the women on this planet Earth who are suffering from the same disease,” Fremaux said. “We knew she was a great star, but she’s a great person, as well.”Jolie wrote about her mother’s death from cancer at 56 and that she carries a gene herself that, according to doctors, left her with an 87 percent chance of breast cancer and 50 percent chance of ovarian cancer. She describes in detail the procedures she underwent from early February to late April to remove tissue and reconstruct her breasts with implants.
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    She was treated at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dr. Kristi Funk, who founded the center in 2007, read a short statement to reporters Tuesday, saying “we hope that the awareness she is raising around the world will save countless lives.”
    The procedures reduced her risk of breast cancer to less than 5 percent, Jolie wrote.”I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made,” Jolie wrote. “I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
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    One of the most remarkable aspects of the story is how two of the most recognizable people in the world were able to make repeated incognito trips to Pink Lotus, where Jolie writes that Pitt was there for every minute of her surgeries. Jolie and Pitt are hounded by the press, so how they kept this a secret is anyone’s guess.”It’s almost unspeakably amazing. In this world there is no privacy. David Petraeus couldn’t keep a secret,” said Hollywood publicist Michael Levine, who once represented Jolie’s father, Jon Voight. “It’s hard to imagine how they did it.”
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    Announcing it in such a personal and classy way can only enhance Jolie’s stature in Hollywood. With family and philanthropic work, Jolie has eased back on film projects, with future prospects including a possible sequel to her action hit “Salt,” in which she played a sexy CIA agent on the run.Will the mastectomy have any effect on Jolie’s sex-symbol image? “I feel like she is the kind of person who will do whatever it takes to still look fantastic. I think she has a discipline that is unmatched,” said Dave Karger, chief correspondent for movie-ticket seller Fandango.com. “She will make sure that she looks just as great as she has in the past.”I don’t think that’s going to make much of a difference, and I think a lot of people are going to have more respect. This humanizes her in a way. She’s not that perfect specimen sticking her leg out at the Oscars anymore. She’s a real human being with real health issues like any other human being.”
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    A real human being, and no less of a woman, to hear Jolie tell it.
    “I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity,” Jolie wrote.
    Have a story you want our news team to investigate? Call us at 585-232-1010
    (Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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    Phool Says:

    Brad Pitt: Proud of Angelina Jolie’s strength, dedication
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    GANNETT NEWS SERVICE May 15, 2013 2:14AM
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    For Brad Pitt, Tuesday was all about his family’s future.
    Hours before an interview Tuesday afternoon with USA Today, his partner, Angelina Jolie, had revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she had undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which doctors estimated gave her an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
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    How is Pitt feeling?
    “I’m quite emotional about it, of course,” he said. “She could have stayed absolutely private about it, and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”
    Pitt spoke with proud wonderment of how Jolie kept commitments in the past two months, visiting the Congo, London for the G-8 Summit and New York to honor Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai.
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    “This was during Stage 2,” when the double mastectomy was performed, he said. “Literally, it was just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”Back at home, he and their six children devised a way to make recovery fun. “We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun,” he said. “You make an adventure out of it.”
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    Pitt called the experience “an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months.”“And I’ll tell you,” he said, “it’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a specter hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that.”

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    Phool Says:

    Cannes Veterans React to Angelina Jolie’s Double Mastectomy Revelation
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    “When I go up the steps to open the 66th Cannes Film Festival, I will be thinking in particular about Angelina Jolie,” festival director Thierry Fremaux tells THR.
    Hollywood and Cannes on Tuesday were buzzing about Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy after doctors found her to have a high risk of breast cancer. “I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” she wrote in a New York Times op-ed.
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    The news that the 37-year-old underwent three months of procedures drew a heartfelt response from Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux. “When I go up the steps to open the 66th Cannes Film Festival, I will be thinking in particular about Angelina Jolie,” he tells THR. Adds Graham King, producer of In the Land of Blood and Honey and The Tourist: “Angelina’s bravery consistently shines through in every aspect of her life — not only in her career choices but in her personal life. I am so proud she has courageously shared her story.”
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    Sherry Lansing, the former studio head who now raises awareness for cancer research through The Sherry Lansing Foundation, said, “I think Angelina Jolie’s comments today demonstrate what an incredibly brave, courageous and honest person she is. Her op-ed in today’s New York Times shows how much she cares about others. It will raise awareness and help other women who have the same genetic mutation to take control of their health. In doing so, she has saved countless lives.
    Meanwhile, Fruitvale Station’s Octavia Spencer tweeted: “Huge prayers for Angelina Jolie and her family as she convalesces and bravo for raising awareness.”

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cannes-veterans-react-angelina-jolies-522266

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    Phool Says:

    Brad: We made Angie’s recovery ‘fun’ for the kids
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    From: Yahoo.com Published On: May 15, 2013, 07:00 GMT

    Less than 24 hours have passed since Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy revelation, but the Oscar winner and her family have been in the midst of recovery for months.

    In an interview with USA Today Tuesday, Jolie’s partner Brad Pitt opened up about the experience which he called “emotional” and “inspiring.”

    “She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results,” Pitt told the publication. “But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”

    In fact, the 37-year-old actress was such a trooper, she upheld commitments in London and the Congo mere weeks after her double mastectomy was performed.

    “[She traveled] during Stage 2,” said Pitt. “Literally it was just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”

    As for how the experience affected their six children, Pitt explained that he and Jolie devised a way to make their mother’s recovery seem less scary.

    “We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun,” he told USA Today. “You make an adventure out of it.”

    Jolie made the announcement Monday in an op-ed piece for The New York Times. In the article, Jolie explained that she carries a gene that gives an estimated 87 percent chance of getting breast cancer.

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    Phool Says:

    ‘Emotional’ Brad Pitt Commends Angelina Jolie For ‘Beautifully Inspiring’ Attitude Over Double MastectomyAngie’s partner has praised her bravery for sharing her terrifying experience:
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    Brad Pitt has credited his partner and fiancee Angelina Jolie for her bravery and “beautifully inspiring” attitude throughout her double mastectomy ordeal, while admitting that he is still “emotional.”

    Shortcut to: http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/114739/Emotional-Brad-Pitt-Commends-Angelina-Jolie-For-Beautifully-Inspiring-Attitude-Over-Double-Mastectomy

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    Rose Says:

    @Phool: Hi Phool, you’re up late or early, :-). Phool, aren’t you proud of our girl? I need to get some sleep but I thought I’ll stop by to say how proud of Angie and Brad I am. I could not be any more proud of Angie and her big heart, always find a way to help others. No wonder Brad loves her so much, she’s a force to be reformed with, omg what a strong woman.

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    Phool Says:

    Brad Pitt’s Mother Is ‘So Very Proud’ of Angelina Jolie
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    After she revealed she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, Angelina Jolie’s family members are voicing their support.

    “We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly,” Brad Pitt’s mother, Jane Pitt, says in a statement.
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    Jolie’s brother, James Haven, also spoke out about her decision to undergo the procedure. “My sister like our mother always put her children first,” he says in a statement. “I am so grateful to be her brother.”
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    In a New York Times op-ed piece, Jolie describes her difficult choice to have surgery after genetic tests showed her to have a high risk of developing the disease. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at 56 in 2007. Jolie, 37, also expressed how much she leaned on Pitt, 49, whom she described as “loving and supportive,” and there for her “for every minute of the surgeries.”
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    Pitt released a statement of his own on Tuesday, saying, “Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as many others like her, absolutely heroic. I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”

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    Phool Says:

    Good Morning My beautiful Sister Rose
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    How are you? Thank you for coming on and posting I knew you would be busy during your holiday, but also knew as a jolie Pitt fan you would not stay away especially now. Rose you beat me to it my dear, was going to mail you today yes we are proud of our beautiful sister Angie what an inspiration to all the women around the world. you love more and more considering how brave she has been, carrying on with her work commitments never uttering a word of distress to others, putting others needs before her needs “that’s our girl Angelina Jolie” doesn’t the world now it.
    sorry Rose was trying to post aricles before replying you can cyber slap me.

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    Phool Says:

    Exclusive: Brad Pitt reveals why Jolie went public
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    Brad Pitt talks to USA TODAY about the emotional journey of his partner Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy.
    by Andrea Mandell, USA TODAY
    Published: 05/14/2013 08:05pm
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    LOS ANGELES — For Brad Pitt, today was all about his family’s future.
    Just hours before a Tuesday afternoon interview with USA TODAY, his partner Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstruction after learning she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation, which doctors estimated gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
    How is Pitt feeling? “I’m quite emotional about it, of course,” said the World War Z star. “She could have stayed absolutely private about it and I don’t think anyone would have been none the wiser with such good results. But it was really important to her to share the story and that others would understand it doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing, and something that makes you stronger and us stronger.”
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    MORE: Cancer risk shared by others with genetic flaw
    Pitt spoke with proud wonderment recounting how Jolie kept commitments in the past two months visiting the Congo, as well as London for the G-8 Foreign Ministers Conference and New York to honor Pakistani teen Malala Yousafzai. “This was during Stage 2 (when the double mastectomy was performed),” he said. “Literally it was just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”
    Back at home, he and their six children devised a way to make recovery fun. “We set up our own little post-op recovery that became pretty fun. You make an adventure out of it.”
    Overall, Pitt called it the experience “an emotional and beautifully inspiring few months. And I’ll tell you, it’s such a wonderful relief to come through this and not have a spectre hanging over our heads. To know that that’s not going to be something that’s going to affect us. My most proudest thing is our family. This isn’t going to get that.”

    Copyright 2013 USATODAY.com
    Shortcut to: http://m.usatoday.com/article/news/2159453

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    Oh Yeah!!! Says:

    Yea right, a Brave Homewrecking Anorexic *****!!!!Is Brad going to marry this *****?

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    Phool Says:

    Good Morning ladies:

    Especially shout out to all the lovely ladies out there Rose , Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Busted, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, QQQQ, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, JPS, MIR, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, Tweet, Well, Who, Women Spanish, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua,AWHODAT!,Go Figure, Sunny and all the lurkers out there THANK YOU ALL for posting your love for Brad & Angie ..I hope you all have a great day take care take care God Bless.

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    Rose Says:

    @Phool: Hi my sister. Our beautiful Angie is in a class by herself. I hope Joan Rivers apologize to Brad for calling him a liar for not getting married when she wanted him to get married. Brad was thinking about his baby’s health. They will marry when they are ready. Angle is such an inspiration to all women. Phool, I’m sleepy, but I’m so happy we get to talk to you a little about our beautiful Angie. Will try to get back another day/night. Take care my sister, with love.

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    Phool Says:

    #Oh Yeah!!! @ 05/15/2013 at 3:51 am
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    Just when you think no one out there is more dispicable than a MANiston Troll, pops up aYet another Troll HAG…I bet you are pleased with your self now after getting that out of your vial system, know go and Fvck OFF.

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    Phool Says:

    Rose you go and get your sleep, you take care will mail later my dear.

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    Rose Says:

    @Oh Yeah!!!: Why can’t you can put your hate away for one day. You’re only killing your self. Brad and Angie don’t know you exist, yet you are walking around with so much venom in your system. Take a chill pill. Find Ticky’s thread and hate on her for stealing Heidi’s man. whether you approve or not, Brad is going to marry the strong and beautiful mother of his children.

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    Danny Says:

    What an amazing woman, she inspires me everyday. It broke my heart when I heard the news. You took what must have been a very difficult decision and did what was best for you and your family. I am always amaze by your courage and determination in everything you do in your life, and with Brad and your family by your side I wish you the best of health. No wonder I respect and admire this truly amazing woman.

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    chitta Says:

    Thank you Angie for doing it for your children, your beloved fiance, most important for your humanitarian work. May God protect you and your family for many year to come and thanks to Brad for always being there for you!

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    nina Says:

    Simply my Hero!

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    Jen The HAG Says:

    Actress Angelina Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she has undergone a double mastectomy.

    by Richard Wolf, USA TODAY

    Updated: 05/15/2013 12:40am

    WASHINGTON — Could Angelina Jolie influence the Supreme Court?

    The Hollywood star’s decision to get tested for a breast cancer gene mutation, undergo a double mastectomy and then write about it calls attention to a case now pending before the court.

    The justices have just weeks to decide if Myriad Genetics’ patent on the two genes that can identify an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer is legal. Critics complain that the company’s monopoly leaves them as the sole source of the $4,000 tests needed to determine each woman’s risk.

    Jolie’s revelation wasn’t part of an organized effort to influence the justices, and it’s not even clear whose side she helps in the precedent-setting gene patent case.

    The news sent Myriad’s stock soaring Tuesday by calling attention to the genetic tests available for increased cancer risk. The company performs about 250,000 tests a year, and more than 1 million women have been tested.

    “My assumption is at this point that the case probably has as much attention from the Supreme Court as it’s going to get,” said Hans Sauer, deputy general counsel for intellectual property at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. “The justices are already thinking about the case.”

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    Liverwurst Says:

    *eye fing roll* could these two be any cheesier? Why did he feel he should make a statement? So contrived…wonder how long it took his publicist to write it?

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    Sherry (not from JPW) Says:

    Hi All JP fans, gooooood morning, I hope you guys have a great DAY!!! I just LOOOOOOOOOVE how whenever Brad expresses his love and admiration for Angie, it just drives all the jenhags around the bend, they go mental. Wooooo hoooooo go Brad, send to hags screeeemming to the ocean….

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    Jen The HAG Says:

    Brad really love Angie.. i remember in one of his interview he was asked who is his hero.. Brad answered .. the mommy of my kids …. sweeettttt!!

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    Susan Says:

    Good morning J-P fans.
    I can see why Brad and Angie’s friends are protective of them, Like the furniture guy asking Brad, before he said anything about their personal life.

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    SWEET Says:

    I don’t know if this has been posted:

    THE REAL LIFE OF BRANGELINA
    By Tom Junod

    Tom Junod’s profile of Brad Pitt will appear in the June/July issue, which is on newsstands at the end of the month.

    When I met Brad Pitt the day after Easter, he was so tired that he was perhaps more reflective than usual. He had just finished a week of spring break with his family. He had camped out with them the night before on his property north of Santa Barbara, and he had woken up, he said, too early, as well as too wet. They had slept in tents, four of his six children, along with two of their friends, and then he had gotten all of them in a van and driven them down to LA.

    “Angie too?” I asked.

    “Yeah,” he said. “Angie too.”

    I told him that I’d met her a few years before, when I profiled her for Esquire. She was making a movie about the wife of the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, and the thesis of my story was that while 9/11 was supposed to make us all better — a better country and a better people — it only worked for Angelina Jolie. The story has won a kind of immortality as “The Worst Celebrity Profile Ever Written,” and when I told that to Angelina Jolie’s partner, he at first laughed and said that he hoped Esquire would use that as the title of the profile I was writing about him. Then he got serious. “But you were right,” he said. “You were right, you were right. Angie is….the best person…..”

    I remembered meeting Angelina Jolie — how thin she was, how much steak she ate and wine she drank, and above all her utter self-possession. She answered every question I asked, but she was the kind of person who responded without ever simply reacting. Brad Pitt was different. He was, like a lot of men, stuck between family and work, and the day he came back to LA from spring break was the day he began the push to finish his summer zombie movie, World War Z. And so, although he was Brad Pitt, he was also a big guy, dressed in black, stained around the eyes by stress and exhaustion, who spoke leaning forward, bent at the waist, with his hands folded between his legs, and was in the habit of repeating himself between long pauses. “I’m a crap interview,” he’d warned me, but when he began talking about his family, he said twice, “I haven’t known life to be any happier,” and he said it in such a way that I never once thought to doubt him.

    This was April 1. I didn’t know then what I know now — that a month earlier, his partner, Angelina Jolie, commenced the series of surgeries that would end, a month later, with her pre-emptive double mastectomy. Over the next few weeks, I talked to several of Pitt’s close friends. They must have known what the couple was enduring, but of course they never told me. One of them, however, called me back after our first interview. His name was Frank Pollaro, and he’d spoken about the furniture business he’d started with Brad Pitt, and about Pitt’s excellent eye. But he wanted to say something else, so he called Brad, and asked if he was at liberty to speak about Brad’s relationship with Angelina. He was, and so when he called back, he told me what he’d seen at Brad’s house — “once I walked in and Angie was standing there and Zahara walked up and said, ‘Daddy, you’re not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?’ And it’s like that. This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he’s met Angelinia. He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him. No matter how hard he’s working, if one of those kids runs by the window he’ll get out of his chair and give them a kiss. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms.”

    It’s the nature of marriage — or, in the case Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, a committed relationship — to both invite and repel scrutiny. We have no idea how any two people make a life together, much less two people as professionally exhibitionistic and privately enigmatic as the two combined in the public mind as “Brangelina.” But I will say this: a long time ago, Brad Pitt left college in Missouri to come to LA and act in movies. He insists that he wasn’t looking for stardom, only a sense of life and possibility larger than what he left behind. He insists that he was searching the chimera of Hollywood for something real. This morning, the mother of his children revealed in the New York Times that he was “at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.”

    You do not have to be a celebrity, only a father and a man in love with a woman, to know that life doesn’t get any more real than that.

    http://www.esquire.com/features/pitt…d=1456_8676357

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    anustin Says:

    good pretty morning to all the joliepitt fans…waves to all on board!!!!!

    a joyous day to the JPs family.bless them all…and bless the fans.

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    Phool Says:

    Angelina Jolie’s Next Surgery: The Risks and Results of Removing Ovaries
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    Angelina Jolie is finished with the three months of medical procedures that her double mastectomies involved; however, according to People, she is also going forward with surgery to remove her ovaries.
    It’s not clear when Angelina, 37, is planning to have her surgery — but she’s on the new cover of People, which has details on her life with Brad Pitt and their six kids during treatments. As Angelina wrote in her New York Times piece, referencing her children, “We often speak of ‘Mommy’s mommy,’ and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us. They have asked if the same could happen to me. I have always told them not to worry, but the truth is I carry a ‘faulty’ gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.”
    CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus talked to CBS This Morning about that 50 percent chance for ovarian cancer. “That’s a dramatically increased risk from the average woman. Taking out ovaries is a relatively simple surgery, but is a big decision for a woman to make.” According to People, “some doctors recommend patients undergo the surgery by age 40 or when a woman is done having children, though it may trigger early menopause.”
    The Mayo Clinic shared details on “preventive (prophylactic) oophorectomy, the surgical removal of the ovaries.” What does that entail? “In an oophorectomy, a surgeon removes both your ovaries — the almond-shaped organs on each side of your uterus. Your ovaries contain eggs and secrete the hormones that control your reproductive cycle. Removing your ovaries greatly reduces the amount of the hormones estrogen and progesterone circulating in your body. This can halt or slow breast cancers that need these hormones to grow. Women with BRCA gene mutations usually also have their fallopian tubes removed at the same time (salpingo-oophorectomy), since they have an increased risk of fallopian tube cancer as well. … High-risk women age 35 and older who have completed childbearing are the best candidates for this surgery.”
    However, there are risks. “Oophorectomy is a generally safe procedure that carries a small risk of complications, including infection, intestinal blockage and injury to internal organs,” the Mayo Clinic continued. “The risk of complications depends on how the procedure is performed. But more concerning are the complications that can come from losing the hormones supplied by your ovaries. In women who have yet to undergo menopause, oophorectomy causes early menopause.” Read more about that here.

    It’s a big decision. Good luck to Angelina, and all women facing similar choices.

    Shortcut to: http://www.wetpaint.com/network/articles/2013-05-15-angelina-jolies-next-surgery-risks

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    Phool Says:

    Good Morning Anustin
    How are you my Vajtastic sister? I hope you are well ? Anuston arn’t we proud of our beautiful Angie, every single international News Agencies has coverd her story, her beautiful and insparational piece she wrote. Every News papers has her on their front cover.There is lots & lots of love out there for our girl and also for Brad God Bless the Jolie Pitts, they are insparational pair.

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    Phool Says:

    Angelina Jolie illustrates the virtues of celebrity power
    —————————————————————————————-
    The media response to Angelina Jolie’s announcement about having had a double mastectomy illustrated yet again the power of celebrity.

    Her picture was very predictably on every national newspaper front page in Britain (though not in the United States, and not even on page one of the New York Times on the day it ran her op-ed article about the operation).
    This says something about the difference between British and American journalism. (Discuss). It also raises the question of whether celebrity power is merely a media construct, and therefore foisted on the public, or whether the public responds to it positively without the need of prompting. (Discuss also).
    What cannot be in any doubt is that serious matters often achieve a widespread public reaction when celebrities get involved.

    Indeed, Jolie’s visit in March 2013 to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to campaign against rape in conflict zones was a case in point.
    To use the appropriate cliché, it “raised awareness” of the crime across the world, because of the attendant publicity, which subsequently led to news features about the systematic use of rape.
    Jolie was accompanied by the foreign secretary William Hague. If he had gone alone, I doubt that there would have been a picture of him, let alone much coverage.
    That’s the reality. It’s why Jolie is a UN goodwill ambassador, and an active one going back many years. I was in the Lebanon in December 2004 when she arrived to spend time with refugees and UN staff, including one of my friends. He spoke admiringly of the way she conducted herself and the genuine interest she showed.

    Her trip to the DRC was followed by the deployment of officials to war zones to help build evidence of rapes, so demonstrating that an obsession with celebrity can and does have positive results.
    Remember Jamie Oliver’s 2005 involvement in a campaign to improve childrens’ diets by making a a series of TV programmes aimed at enhancing the nutritional value of school dinners?
    Such interventions often create national conversations about issues that otherwise pass under the media’s radar or, like mass rape, go under-reported.

    The same tends to happen when a celebrity suffers from health scare, as in Jolie’s case. In 2005, the singer Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer and it made front page news across the world.
    The result was a “raising of awareness”, as Minogue herself reported at the time on her website. She wrote: “Being breast aware plays a major role in early detection so I was especially pleased to hear that younger women are being more proactive with breast examination and talking to their doctors.”
    So it was no surprise that Minogue greeted Jolie’s news by tweeting to her 1.7m followers: “#angelinajolie thank you for sharing your story and helping women around the world.”

    A celebrity tragedy can have a similar effect. When reality TV star Jade Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2008, many thousands more British women applied to have smear tests. That continued in the following year after her death.
    According to a study published in the Journal of Medical Screening, the number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer increased by 14% around the time of her death.
    Similarly, the death of singer Amy Winehouse in 2011 from alcohol poisoning was followed by more people taking treatment for substance abuse and entering addiction clinics.
    We may wish to deny the validity of celebrity, as I tend to do, but as one of my City University London students wrote in her assignment essay a month ago: “It is an inescapable truth that more people will read a story if it has a celebrity angle.”
    Watch out for more, much more, on breast cancer in the coming days and weeks. Yes, and more on Jolie, of course. Today’s coverage is merely the beginning.

    Shortcut to: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/may/15/angelinajolie-breast-cancer

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    Phool Says:

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt ready to wed
    ——————————————————-
    2013-05-15 13:46
    Los Angeles – Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are preparing to tie the knot following her double mastectomy.

    The 37-year-old actress made the drastic decision to have both her breasts removed after she was identified as carrying the BRCA1 cancer gene, which gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer.

    Angelina is planning to marry her 49-year-old fiancé “sooner rather than later”, after putting their wedding on hold so she could focus on recovering from the gruelling surgery and Brad could wrap up his latest movie.

    Kids clamouring for marriage
    ———————————————–
    A source close to the couple told the MailOnline website: “Angie is keen on a wedding and the kids are clamouring for a marriage and keep asking Brad and Angie when it’s happening.

    “Brad has been caught up in production turmoil with his new film World War Z, so there’s been no wedding planning as a result, but Angie has said it will happen sooner rather than later.

    “They are for all intents and purposes married, but it’s become clear that it’s important to them to make it official.”

    The couple, who got engaged in 2011, previously admitted their six children, Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne were putting them under pressure to make their union official.

    Brad said: “I am getting more pressure from my kids, and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.”

    Angelina is ‘heroic’
    ——-
    The actor praised his fiancée earlier today as “heroic” for making the decision to have her breasts removed and reconstructed.

    He said: “Having witnessed this decision first hand, 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 decided to be tested for the gene because she lost her 56-year-old mother Marcheline Bertrand to ovarian cancer in 2007.

    The Oscar-winning actress now only has a 5% chance of developing breast cancer and she admitted her children were a big motivation for her to have the surgery because she wants to see them all grow up.
    Shortcut to: http://www.channel24.co.za/Gossip/News/Angelina-Jolie-Brad-Pitt-ready-to-wed-20130515

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    Phool Says:

    Wedding plans as Brad Pitt calls Angelina Jolie ‘heroic’ after double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer

    • Julia Gillard hopes Jolie will inspire women

    • Angelina Jolie’s mother ended career to raise children

    • Call to cut cancer causing chemicals used by women
    • Q&A on Jolie’s double mastectomy
    • New surgery options in breast cancer fight

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/actress-angelina-jolie-undergoes-double-mastectomy/story-e6frfmqi-1226642195987#ixzz2TMjkdDDh

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    Phool Says:

    Letter: Angelina Jolie showed courage

    The Gazette May 15, 2013 8:41 AM

    Re: “Jolie ‘happy’ with decision for double mastectomy” (Gazette, May 15)
    Full marks and hats off to Angelina Jolie for going public with her decision to have a double mastectomy!
    For all we know, by doing so, she may have saved many women’s lives now and in the future.
    Over the years, she has been known for being involved in many charities, but the courage it took to go public with this particular, mostly very private subject, is — in my eyes — the very epitome of charity, present and future!

    Selma Menezes
    Côte St-Luc
    © Copyright (c) The Montreal Gazette

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    Phool Says:

    Dr. Oz Calls Angelina Jolie’s Announcement a ‘Kick in the Pants’ for Women
    ————————————————————————————–

    We have seen the future of cancer, says Dr. Oz.

    Angelina Jolie’s bold announcement that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy has realigned our thinking about the disease, Oz tells PEOPLE:

    “It changes everything about the public will perceive cancer,” Oz says. “She had remarkable insight into the challenges she faced, she embraced information, knowledge. She realized testing gave her power and she spoke very directly to women with some very sage advice, which I applaud. It changes everything on how we perceive cancer prevention.”

    “This shows us what the future of cancer will look like. What Angelina did was to change the dynamic – when a young, sexy woman electively, because of remarkable advancements in technology, allows some of her most sensuous parts to be removed in order to save her life so she can be here for her kids, that’s a seismic shift.”

    “We needed this. It’s a kick in the pants. Most of us shy away from bad news. She embraced the enemy and took it upon herself to beat it,” Oz says of her strength. “She felt that was her motherly and female obligation.”

    For more, The Dr. Oz Show will dedicate Thursday’s program to Jolie’s brave announcement

    Shortcut to: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20700208,00.html

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    The bigger the star....... Says:

    @KL:

    And if he did leave people would be on Angies side for sure! No one can pick on her now! What gets me is that actress Christina Applegate had the same surgery for the same reason some years ago and went public. There was virtually NO public well wishing for her nor praises.

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    ANGIE THE HOOOOOE Says:

    @Jen The HAG:

    Not his “true love” but the mommy of his kids. Leave Angie now Brad=your rep and career are over!

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    Brad can't leave her now Says:

    He’d be branded as the John Edwards of Hollywood!

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    Ozzie Says:

    I am in awe of this amazing lady. To go through something so personal and terrifying… then to write that wonderful Op’ed.

    No words!

    I am glad she has BP. They are so very good to and for each other.

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    btw Says:

    Quick update:

    Brad can’t leave her now, Ozzie, ANGIE THE HOOOOOE,
    The bigger the star., Liverwurst, etc..

    Again all the same troll.

  229. 229
    Ozzie Says:

    Don’t think so, love. Was posting on this site for years until I got sick of the sick twisted trolls…

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    Passing Through Says:

    I’m not really a Dr. Oz fan – a little too smug for me – but he has a good point…
    .
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20700208,00.html
    .
    Dr. Oz Calls Angelina Jolie’s Announcement a ‘Kick in the Pants’ for Women
    05/15/2013 at 08:55 AM EDT
    .
    We have seen the future of cancer, says Dr. Oz.
    .
    Angelina Jolie’s bold announcement that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy has realigned our thinking about the disease, Oz tells PEOPLE:
    .
    “It changes everything about the public will perceive cancer,” Oz says. “She had remarkable insight into the challenges she faced, she embraced information, knowledge. She realized testing gave her power and she spoke very directly to women with some very sage advice, which I applaud. It changes everything on how we perceive cancer prevention.”
    .
    “This shows us what the future of cancer will look like. What Angelina did was to change the dynamic – when a young, sexy woman electively, because of remarkable advancements in technology, allows some of her most sensuous parts to be removed in order to save her life so she can be here for her kids, that’s a seismic shift.”
    .
    “We needed this. It’s a kick in the pants. Most of us shy away from bad news. She embraced the enemy and took it upon herself to beat it,” Oz says of her strength. “She felt that was her motherly and female obligation.”
    .
    For more, The Dr. Oz Show will dedicate Thursday’s program to Jolie’s brave announcement

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    BH Says:

    What a remarkable couple!
    The way Brad loves his woman is crystal clear not only by his words about her but by his gestures towards her. He must have been really scared when they found out about her “faulty” gene and the elevated risk of cancer connected to it. I can only imagine what a tough period that was in their lives. I am sure Brad was absolutely relieved when she took such a brave decision and once more showed to him that she will always put their family first . He can only love her more for that. Their emotional link is much stronger than anyone could forecast and a rare and beautiful thing to see. Long live the JPs ! They make this world a little bit better and give us hope for the human race.

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    NONO Says:

    She had carried out a “typical” mastectomy, and besides, the real

    heroism in such serious health issues such as cancer is not about finding the global publicity. Otherwise it would all be like if this beautiful actress after finding himself in a high-risk of cancer has addressed the broad discussion, while maintaining confidentiality for its decision as to the real motives are probably only known to herself.

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    BP Says:

    IT TAKES GREAT COURAGEOUS TO MAKE A DECISION WHAT ANGELINA MADE TO DISCUSS WITH THE WORLD.

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    Just terrible Says:

    I hope brad Pitt doesn’t drag angie on his publicity tour. I am already sickened that he is using this during interviews for wwz. Lainey wants to know when angie will be photographed …. With her children or a more formal setting. Basically with the kids or at a premiere. I will throw up if brad pitt uses ange any further…

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    an opinion Says:

    NONO -Angelina has not stayed quiet about anything about HER life,body and decisions. She has respected other people in her life and stayed quiet. But when it came to HER life, body and decisions, she has never stayed quiet. She has always been open. Which has put off people who are fearful of being judged. Based on you comment it seems you are one of those people. Well don’t read about her then. There is a whole internet to read. You can ignore Angelina. But your whining will not stop Angelina for being open and if that openness helps 1 person than all the better.

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    anustin Says:

    phool,baby……i am in awe of our girl,anjie.my respect and admiration for her is larger than my vajstastic.whoa!shi.t!!! got CS when i give birth though.

    waves to alexanderina!!!1 just read ur post aboved.thanks for coming back.

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    an opinion Says:

    Must watch. Will make you laugh and give insight to those who say why do anything she does not have cancer yet. If don’t want to click the link than search name under tumblr.
    http://rosalarian.tumblr.com/post/50452207989/tickingtimebomb

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    BH Says:

    What kills the trolls is that very few men are as loving and supportive to their woman as Brad Pitt is to Angie. He truly loves and respects her. He knows the woman he has and knows he is a very, very lucky guy.
    Angie may or not go to some or all WWZ premieres. This will be their decision. No one can force Angelina Jolie to do anything. She is probably one of the strongest woman on this planet, hands down. Brad knows this from day one and he seems to be man enough to handle that.

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    Passing Through Says:

    It just struck me that it’s kind of ironic that Ticky’s Five project last year was one of the worst-rated tv movies ever for Lifetime and this year Angie’s double mastectomy story has set the world ablaze. Once again it’s about walking your talking. I’m sure that even as I type Lifetime is blowing the dust off the Five dvd and will be airing it again in less than 36 hours…

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    nok thailand Says:

    Great!

    Take care of your self and your family. Brad

    <3

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    anustin Says:

    x17 got a new pix of brad heading to sony studio.

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    Just terrible Says:

    @anustin: so if its not angie we don’t care. People mag and other sites didnt even bother picking up his statement until a day later because that is how little we care about him. We want to see angie.

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    Just terrible Says:

    The whole thing just made brad even more insignificant in Angelina Jolie world. I am not even gonna give him a capital B or type his last name.

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    an opinion Says:

    @Just terrible: But you are going to continue to whine about him. You are going to continue to think all day about him. You are going to continue to search information about him. LOL

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    anustin Says:

    correction Peoples tab.but im buying the anjie’s cover.cut off my subscription 2 years ago.

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    DULC€ Says:

    NEW THREAD!!

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    Mely Says:

    She´s a great human being !!

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    D.Scott Says:

    It’s good that he supports her during what I can only assume is a difficult time for her.

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    jea Says:

    NORTHERN TERRITORY MINISTER : BRAD PITT IS PATHETIC
    Northern Territory minister has labelled Brad Pitt “pathetic” for supporting partner Angelina Jolie after her double mastectomy.
    Country Liberal Party MP Willem Rudolf Westra van Holthe made the comment in a Facebook post last night.
    “Sorry, this is pretty pathetic really,” the member for Katherine wrote.
    “Angelina is no more “heroic” than the hundreds of thousands of women – mothers, wives and daughters – who undergo this type of surgery, let alone the millions of women (and men) who battle cancer in one form or another.”
    The minister for primary industry, fisheries, mines and energy was reacting to a story about the actor calling his partner “heroic” after she underwent a preventative double mastectomy following the discovery that she was carrying a breast cancer gene that killed her mother at 56.

  250. 250
    AMANDA Says:

    FROM USATODAY: MAJOR NEWSPAPER
    CANCER PATIENTS: ANGELINA JOLIE ISNT THE BRAVE ONE OR CLASSY.
    Reporter, who is battling breast cancer, says Jolie’s revelation was “helpful,” but women battling metastatic disease are “brave”
    Revealing? Sure. Helpful? Maybe.
    But “classy” and “brave”? I don’t think so.
    I woke up this morning and groaned at the headline glaring from my iPad. Not at Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy — that was smart and right — but at the reaction to her choice to go public with such a personal decision on the op-ed page of The New York Times, the highbrow equivalent of the cover of People or the 8 a.m. hour of Today.
    I immediately thought of an interview I had with Edie Falco just a couple months ago. We talked about, to paraphrase Jolie, her medical choice — to keep her breast cancer diagnosis a decade ago private.
    “When I was going through my treatment, I didn’t tell anybody,” she told me. “Because I don’t want that. I don’t want anybody’s pity. I’ve been through it. I’m strong. I have access to the best doctors because I’m on a TV show. I mean, ridiculous good fortune is all around me.”
    That’s classy.
    And who are the brave ones in the country’s breast cancer conversation? They’re so quiet as to be all but ignored. They’re the women with metastatic disease, especially the young women I get chemo alongside at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, the ones who really may not see their children graduate from kindergarten, let alone high school.
    As Jolie rightly pointed out in her piece, breast cancer still kills an unacceptable number of women every year. Those whose lives are in the balance, who don’t have the luxury of admiring their perky, reconstructed nipples, those are the women who need a worldwide platform.
    As Falco told me, “I see what some people are going through, and (my experience) really is nothing. So I mention it offhand because it really is offhand. That’s the God’s honest truth. I’ve been very, very lucky.”
    So has Jolie. Like Falco, she can tap into a network of the finest surgeons. (Yes, it makes a huge difference.) And she’s also lucky in a perverse sense: Considering that her mom battled ovarian cancer, Jolie knew that there was a good chance she carried the BRCA mutation. Other BRCA-positive women, those with no family history and therefore no reason to be tested, have no idea until it’s too late.
    Jolie is the new, gorgeous poster woman for a procedure that should be, and hopefully soon will be, de rigueur. Whether she likes it or not (and I’m thinking the former), she will forever be known as much for her increasingly conventional health choice as for her unconventional family. She is now the world’s most beautiful actress/mom/Brad Pitt partner and … preventative bilateral mastectomy champion?
    Falco, on the other hand, doesn’t even think about what she went through. “I look back, and 10 years have gone by,” she said. “It’s just a little blip.” Forget the mere threat of disease: Falco, like most cancer-afflicted women I know, refuses to be defined by her actual disease.
    “Major surgery” is having a double mastectomy to try and save your life, like I did. Radical is going under the knife in hopes that a modified radical mastectomy reveals that your cancer hasn’t spread to scores of lymph nodes. It’s not broadcasting a surgery that’s more headache than hardship. To get lauded as “absolutely heroic” for doing something that is (relatively) minimally risky and, frankly, the responsible thing — a proverbial no-brainer — boggles my mind.

  251. 251
    JOJO Says:

    FROM COUNTER PUNCH
    WHAT EXACTLY HAS ANGELINA JOLIE DONE THAT DESERVES PRAISE? NOTHING
    by RUTH FOWLER
    Angelina Jolie, has gone under the knife for medical, rather than cosmetic reasons and guess what – it’s news! Angelina’s double-mastectomy, undertaken because she carries the BRCA1 gene which doctors have estimated gave her an 87% chance of having breast cancer, and a 57% chance of having ovarian cancer, is pretty radical news.
    Our pop icons, our actors and our stars, seem almost immune to the petty, dirty tragedies affecting the rest of the world. Sure, their weight goes up and down, they get pregnant and adopt, they get married and get divorced, but rarely do they get cancer, which is a macabre and threatening shadow reserved predominantly for small bald children who are told to smile when some idiot shows up in their middle of their chemo for a photo-op. Kylie Minogue, Jade Goody and Barbara Ehrenreich are high profile women who have suffered through breast and ovarian cancer very publicly, but I can’t remember a female star of Jolie’s caliber ‘coming out’ about a preventive double mastectomy. As The Guardian writes “Health campaigners praised her decision to go public with the news, which she said was prompted by a desire to encourage other women to get gene-tested and to raise awareness of the options available to those at risk.”
    Woah, woah! Let’s hold back a little. What exactly has she done that deserves praise? She wrote about an invasive, often brutal medically (un?)necessary procedure which 56% of women with breast cancer in the US choose to undergo. Hands up everyone in the US who hasn’t heard of breast cancer and mastectomy! Anyone? Umm, anyone….?
    OK. So now, thanks to Jolie, we’re MORE aware. And guess what? There are really, really expensive tests you can get which tell you beforehand how likely you are to get cancer and die! Hands up who knew about that one? Oh, quite a few of you? Mainly the ones who can afford it, am I right? The ones who can’t afford it – well what good is knowing that there’s a test out there only privileged rich people can get?
    Jolie claims, in her stilted Op-Ed in The New York Times, that she wants to “bring awareness” to breast cancer, and specifically expensive screening tests which can calculate one’s likelihood of getting it. Ah, that old chestnut! When one can’t be arsed to do ****, make a statement and “bring awareness” to something. The Susan G Komen foundation, the Pink Ribbon Brigade and its horrendous pink walks designed to raise money for expensive and ultimately ineffective breast cancer “cures” at the expense of examining prevention highlight the absolute inefficacy of “raising awareness” as a means of combating a disease or reducing one’s risk of carrying it. The problem is, Jolie herself seems utterly unaware of what carrying the BRAC1 gene, and what having a high probability of breast cancer, means for most women in the US. She writes: “I want to encourage every woman, especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, to seek out the information and medical experts who can help you through this aspect of your life, and to make your own informed choices.”
    Really, Angelina? You honestly think that the 27 million (20%) of women in the US who don’t have health care, and the 77% who apparently have it, but still have to forego care because they can’t afford it even with insurance — you think that your Op Ed is actually going to do anything for these women except remind them that they don’t have access to the expensive screening tests you seem to think people don’t undertake simply because they haven’t read your article?
    Do you think even if these women know they have the BRAC1 gene, that they can go to the extremely expensive Pink Lotus Breast Center for not one, but three “preventive” procedures, including nipple delay, mastectomy and expert breast reconstruction, which while some women who have had mastectomies have found to be absolutely essential for their recovery and self esteem, are rarely available on any kind of insurance because its deemed unnecessary plastic surgery?
    Jolie gives a trifling nod to the 77% of women in this country who probably can’t afford more than a Pap smear and a breast exam at Planned Parenthood when she writes:
    Breast cancer alone kills some 458,000 people each year, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in low- and middle-income countries. It has got to be a priority to ensure that more women can access gene testing and lifesaving preventive treatment, whatever their means and background, wherever they live. The cost of testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2, at more than $3,000 in the United States, remains an obstacle for many women.
    No, Angelina, it does not remain an obstacle for “many women” in the United States. It remains an obstacle for most women in the United States. Why don’t you raise our awareness of your own overpriced, privileged medical treatment awareness

  252. 252
    JOJO AMANDA JEA SAME PERSON Says:

    You can find negative articles on Santa Claus also. Some people just like being negative and complaining.

  253. 253
    angie Says:

    she was scared not brave. big difference. she shouldnt be held above any other woman on this earth who has done the same thing. or battled cancer, those are the brave ones in my eyes.

  254. 254
    Josephina Says:

    @JOJO:

    You fool.

    If you can change ONE person’s life, then you have made a difference. Stop paying attention to her MONEY, WEALTH, AFFLUENCE, ADOLATION, and BEAUTY – all the attributes you do not have- and FCOUS on the possiblity of changing one life at a time.

    THIS is HOW you affect change. One life at a time. One day at a time. Her impact has already begun, lives already have been changed. Is there a cure for cancer yet? No. Public awareness affects change. She already has been the catalyst to many social and economic structural changes. Yesterday the world now knows of her “intimate” connection to breast cancer. I will galdly thank her for that.

    If YOU are incapable of affecting change becuase YOUR LACK OF VISION and shortsightedness, MOVE OUT OF THE WAY AND LET THE BRAVE ONES THROUGH WHO ARE DETERMINED ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE..

    You are blinded by your hate that you cannot see progress.

    Never be so stupid as to take someone’s hope away for change and/or improvement.

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    Angie, i love you... kiss Says:

    Angie is envy by all the jealous-haters coming here. it´s clear like water.
    Angie is so unique, so extraordinaire, so wonderful, so talent, so beautiful, so special that provoke the most disgusting and insane jealous-hate that the world ever seen.
    People like Angie come to this world from time to time. it´s a privilege to live in the same time that this amazing brave woman.
    Even when she have done such difficult and courageous medical procedure the Jealous-haters full of red envy don´t wait time to spit their venom without shame.
    Now the haters can say that Angie have done a plastic, a boob job and for the first time they will not lie…. it´s truth.
    But i really glad that she have done a boob job because she don´t want to have cancer, she don´t want to do the terrible cancer treatment for many years, she don´t want to suffer like his mother and because she don´t want to die young,
    Angie wants to live many years more with her beautiful childrens and with her lucky Brad by her side.
    Angie choose to live without the dead sentence pending inside her body.
    the jealous-haters are so disgusting and small that they can´t live with a woman so strong and powerful and beautiful. They wish all the bad to the Jolie-Pitts cause the jealous-haters have the same mind of a psicopath or a sociopath or a danger criminal or insane clinic mind. The jealous-haters are a kind of danger people in our society. they live for spreading hate and for bulling, they have pleasure with this insane bulling.
    A jealous-hater that post here is the same kind of person who will do a hateful crime in the street without shame.
    We try many time to talk with them but it´s not possible. A jealous-hater mind it´s already build for spit hate and evil. they will not change. They will hate and envy any person with good values and any person that will do good actions for others. Special if that person is amazingly beautiful like Angie.
    For me, i hope the jealous-haters could be discovery in our society and put in a medical institution just like any criminal is put in the jail.

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    YAWN Says:

    So tired of tammy sh!t changing names. The troll is so boring. No matter how many negative articles you post troll, it won’t change a fact that Angelina Jolie IS TRENDING WORLDWIDE and is the TOPIC in MOST CREDIBLE NEWS OUTLETS and they are APPLAUDING HER FOR HER BRAVERY, calling her ICONIC and INSPIRING. Nobody cares what you and the negative nellies think. BRAVO ANGELINA JOLIE-PITT!!

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    lurker Says:

    @JOJO:
    Tammy get help

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    remember da truth Says:

    Josephina, #254 what a truly great post. Needs to be repeated over and over.
    Thank you for your insight, and calmly saying exactly what needs to be said to the bitter women out there so caught up in what they DON’T have that they can’t see what they CAN DO, and are hateful when seeing someone else doing it.

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    Some Bunny Says:

    @Josephina:
    Thank you, thank you, I am applauding your words right now, thank you for saying this. coincidentally I am holding a hand of a friend who is facing a similar medical choice to increase her life span too. Angelina Jolie’s story did help at least one person I know and love who was not going further in treatment and delaying her options until yesterday when Angelina wrote about her own personal experience. So indeed there was one life helped, and I am quite certain that my friend is not the only one who scheduled her appointment today.

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    lucy Says:

    @JOJO AMANDA JEA SAME PERSON: These idiots search all day for that one negative article, then post it on every site they can find, but they disregard the thousands of positive articles, so typical.

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    Cold Hard Math Says:

    Bravo Angie! Wishing good health and happiness for you Brad and the whole family.

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    other women braves ... Says:

    Who cares? many women are dying with out any money, and these ***** people are laughing because she can get the surgery ?
    Poor Brad , you call your ***** like that? Please !

    You trying to sell your movies, this is the reason you are publishing your things, POOR PEOPLE!!!!!!!

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    groundcontrol Says:

    @other women braves …:
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    Calling Dr Bombay! Patient in thread 6 for pick up.
    .

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    Decisions are easy with $$ Says:

    Angelas decision to have the double mastectomy is nothing like mainstream women’s decisions. What is brave would be the woman with the same risks, but not the same dollars available for the aftershock. Ang didn’t ever have to go home without breasts, all discomfort and embarrassing unease were completely eliminated with $$. Please, let me praise the middle income wife and mother who has this surgery and takes off her undergarments each night and crawls into bed breastless with her husband, who sill loves and cares for her. Hard to feel pride for a woman who is subject to minimum realty of a double mastectomy. Yes, it was a drag for her, I’m sure. But it sure would be refreshing to hear her say…this was hard, but not nearly as hard as it is for most women, and for that I am grateful.

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