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Brad Pitt Steps Out After Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

Brad Pitt Steps Out After Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

Brad Pitt is seen out and about for the first time since news broke about his partner Angelina Jolie‘s double mastectomy while visiting a studio on Wednesday (May 15) in Los Angeles.

The 49-year-old actor was dressed in all black and carried a small black satchel while leaving the studio that day.

Brad has spoken out about his partner’s procedure and has noted her bravery and also said that he is emotional at the moment.

In case you missed it, check out Angelina on the cover of Time magazine’s issue this week.

30+ pictures inside of Brad Pitt at a studio after the big announcement…

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:31 pm

Hello to all the wonderful JoliePitt fans.
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God bless our beautiful, loving couple and keep them together and in love with each other forever!!!

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Would he cut that hair it looks terrible, he’s 50 not 26 anymore.

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:34 pm

Angelina Jolie’s Mom Marcheline Bertrand Called Brad Pitt “Wonderful”
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MAY 15, 2013 AT 5:15PM BY JUSTIN RAVITZ AN

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She was the mother of one of the biggest movie stars in the world and the ex-wife of an Oscar-winning actor, but the late Marcheline Bertrand preferred to stay out of the spotlight. More than 6 years after her early 2007 death at age 56, however, Bertrand was lovingly remembered by daughter Angelina Jolie in a widely-read New York Times Op-Ed piece — in which Jolie, 37, recalled Bertrand’s nearly decade-long battle with ovarian cancer, and how it motivated her to undergo a preventative double mastectomy.

PHOTOS: Brad and Angelina’s love story

In January 2006, just one year before her passing, Us Weekly had the privilege of speaking briefly with Bertrand over some very happy news: Jolie’s then just-announced pregnancy with Shiloh, her first biological child with partner Brad Pitt.

“I’m very, very happy for her,” Bertrand told Us. “It is a wonderful thing.” (Now 7, Shiloh was born in Namibia, Africa in May of that year.)

PHOTOS: Stars who’ve undergone mastectomies

At the time, Bertrand told Us she was “doing very well,” but, unlike her famous daughter or ex-husband Jon Voight, she called herself “the quiet one in the family — I never say anything!” (Bertrand and actor Voight, 74, also shared son James Haven, now 40.)

The former actress was also a huge fan of Jolie’s love Pitt, now 49. “I love him,” she gushed. “He is wonderful . . . I am very, very happy and very excited for them.”

Jolie gave birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in Nice, France in July 2008. She and Pitt are also parents to adopted kids Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, and Zahara 9.

PHOTOS: The Jolie-Pitt brood

Wrote Jolie in her Times essay of her beloved mom: “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. We often speak of ‘Mommy’s mommy,’ and I find myself trying to explain the illness that took her away from us.”

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Looselipz @ 05/15/2013 at 8:37 pm

Yikes, not aging well at all……

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:37 pm

I LOVE this man. He is taking such good care of the Mother of his children and was by her side for every step in her several opertions.
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God bless you Brad. We know Angelina thinks you are the Greatest. And so do so many other women. All women want a loving, supportive husband just like you.
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Hugs and Kisses.

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:38 pm

Giuliana Rancic
The E! News personality has spoken openly about her breast cancer battle, including her decision to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction in 2011 at age 37. Going through the ordeal publicly was painful, she wrote after Jolie’s announcement, but it was worth it. “In helping other women, you end up helping yourself,” she said. “You end up being able to validate one of the most painful times in your life by realizing that maybe all the pain and the fear and the tears were worth it.”

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:40 pm

Brad Pitt calls Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy decision ‘absolutely heroic’: ‘All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life’
The actor’s mother also voiced her support for Jolie, saying, ‘We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren.’

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:41 pm

Brad Pitt says partner Angelina Jolie is ‘absolutely heroic’ for her decision to have a double mastectomy to cut her risk of breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie has received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities after revealing she underwent a double mastectomy, but no one is more proud of the Oscar-winning actress’s brave decision than her partner Brad Pitt.

Pitt, 49, told London’s Evening Standard that Jolie’s decision was “absolutely heroic.”

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Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:45 pm

In an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jolie revealed she had chosen to undergo a preventive double mastectomy after she revealed she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer.

“Having witnessed this decision firsthand, I find Angie’s choice, as well as so many others like her, absolutely heroic,” he said. “I thank our medical team for their care and focus.”
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In an op-ed in Tuesday’s New York Times, Jolie, 37, revealed she had chosen the surgical procedure as a preventive measure after genetic tests revealed she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer, and a 50% chance of ovarian cancer.

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“My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56,” she wrote. Jolie explained that she took the precautionary measures in order to be able to “tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.”
Pitt echoes that sentiment.

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“All I want is for her to have a long and healthy life, with myself and our children,” he added. “This is a happy day for our family.”

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:46 pm

In her op-ed Jolie thanks Pitt for being ‘loving and supportive’ throughout her tough experience.

Pitt’s mother also voiced her support for the actress.
“We’re so very proud of Angie, this means so much to our family especially our grandchildren. We love her dearly,” Jane Pitt said in a statement.

Jolie’s brother, James Haven, couldn’t help but gush about his famous sibling.

“My sister like our mother always put her children first,” he said in a statement. “I am so grateful to be her brother.”
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Jolie completed three months of medical procedures, including reconstructive surgery, on April 27, after the removal of both breasts. The “Wanted” actress wrote that she “hopes other women can benefit” from her experience.
In her op-ed, she thanked her “loving and supportive” partner.
“I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive,” she wrote. “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.”

other women braves ... @ 05/15/2013 at 8:49 pm

How nasty Angelina and Pitt are with this thing1 People now is going to buy all the tickets of your movie because of that. Angelina is going to travel to make her ” mercy ” travels, with a photographer to take pictures all over her. OMG I can not believe this. Many innocent people buying their things even if they have no money.

Brad is so hot.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:50 pm

Angelina Jolie has had a busy year, not just with undergoing secret double mastectomy
For the past four months, Jolie has balanced medical treatment with her professional life. Here’s a closer look at the key events.
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Angelina Jolie has spent the past few months in surgeries to lower her chances of getting breast cancer.
Angelina Jolie had both breasts removed and surgically reconstructed after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene, which increased her risk of developing breast cancer to 87 percent and ovarian cancer to 50 percent. She inherited the gene from her mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer on Jan. 27, 2007.
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For the past four months, Jolie has balanced medical treatment with her professional life. Here is a look at key events:

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Feb. 2 — Jolie begins treatment at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills with a procedure known as nipple delay, which rules out disease in the milk ducts behind the nipple. The most common type of breast cancer (ductal carcinoma) forms in the lining of the milk duct.
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Nipple delay also increases blood flow to the area behind the nipple. Blood circulation can be compromised following mastectomy surgeries and can cause the nipple to die. Patients with a smoking history, such as Jolie, are at a higher risk of nipple loss without this procedure.

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Mid-February — Jolie has both breasts removed during a major eight-hour surgery called a double prophylactic mastectomy.
Doctors then sew small plastic tubes to the chest to drain excess fluids that accumulate during the operation. Temporary tissue expanders are placed behind the chest wall muscle to help form the new breast mound, which will helps reshape breasts.
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A few days later — Jolie returns to everyday activities, caring for her family and working on business projects. Jolie starts actively searching for writers to adapt “Unbroken,” the World War II drama she was hired to direct in late December. Several writers already made passes but Jolie has been picky, sources say.
Late February — Critically acclaimed filmmakers Ethan and Joel Cohen sign on as writers for “Unbroken,” which Jolie had previously agreed to direct.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:52 pm

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March 7 — Jolie breaks into the wine business with partner Brad Pitt. The couple starts selling Miraval Rose 2012, a rosé produced on Chateau Miraval, their estate in the south of France. The first 6,000 bottles sell out within five hours.
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March 29 — Jolie wins a copyright lawsuit over her directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” Croatian journalist James Braddock had accused her of stealing plot elements from his 2007 novel “The Soul Shattering.”
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April 1 — Jolie makes headlines worldwide with an elementary school she opens for between 200 and 300 girls in Afghanistan, north of Kabul — an area once under Taliban control with a high refuge population. She vows that this will be the first of many schools she plans to fund with proceeds from her jewelry line called “Style of Jolie.”
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April 27 — Jolie returns to Pink Lotus Breast Center so surgeons can reconstruct her breasts with implants. She says that the procedure has improved significantly over the past few years and that “the results can be beautiful.” Doctors now estimate that Jolie’s chance of developing breast cancer has dropped from 87 percent to less than 5 percent.
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May 14 — Jolie’s high-profile op-ed piece “My Medical Choice”
appears in the New York Times. The article sparks conversations about breast cancer, early testing and preventative surgery options for women.

Only Angelina is worthy of a guy of this heart, smarts, talent and loyalty. No damn wonder they are such an iconic couple……one of the very great love stories. As one piece said, “Their sin was falling in love…….now throw out the Team tee shirts. Now the world will really move on. It is so apparent this amazing man loves this woman as much as anyone can love another. Each a major force on their own, they are formidable as a couple.

emotional @ 05/15/2013 at 8:53 pm

a man haz gotz to have breastisses

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:54 pm

Angelina Jolie found strength to undergo double mastectomy after late mom Marcheline Bertrand’s cancer battle: She’s ‘better than me’
Jolie, 37, announced Tuesday that she had recently undergone a preventative double mastectomy because she had a high chance of one day developing breast cancer. Bertrand died in 2007 from ovarian cancer after a nearly decade-long battle.
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Angelina Jolie once described her mom as a woman “better than me.”
Marcheline Bertrand, who battled ovarian cancer for nearly a decade before she died in 2007, was the actress’ ultimate role model.
Bertrand, an Illinois native, had given up her own budding acting career, which included a bit part on the TV series “Ironside,” to raise Jolie and older brother, Haven.
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Bertrand divorced their dad, actor Jon Voight, in 1980.
Jolie was only a toddler at the time, and later grew to admire her mother’s resilience as a single parent.
“I will never be as good a mother as she was,” Jolie said in a “60 Minutes” interview in 2011. “She was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving — she’s better than me.”
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While Jolie alluded to following in her mother’s footsteps as a doting matriarch, she was not willing to suffer the same fate about her health. Her mother died at age 56.
In a surprise New York Times op-ed Tuesday, Jolie said doctors told her she had an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer. As a preventative measure, she recently had a double mastectomy and had her breasts surgically reconstructed.
“I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,” wrote Jolie, 37.
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The “Tomb Raider” star has three biological children and three adopted children with her partner, Brad Pitt.
When their daughter Shiloh was born in May 2006, Bertrand heaped praise on the Hollywood power couple and said all of their children were blessed.

Brad looks like Thor.

Overboard Already @ 05/15/2013 at 8:55 pm

This is getting stupid.

Brad looks great, finally he cut the beard, I can’t wait him cut the long hair. then he will be perfect.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:56 pm

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“They have very kind and caring parents who love and support each other in every way,” Bertrand told People magazine at the time.
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Although Bertrand gave up a career in front of the camera — having studied with famed acting coach Lee Strasberg — she later turned to producing.
In 2005, she was the executive producer behind the documentary, “Trudell,” about activist and musician John Trudell. She and Trudell shared a passion for humanitarian work, and were in a relationship until her death.
A few months after Bertrand died, Jolie became emotional while promoting her latest movie, “A Mighty Heart,” in an interview with Ann Curry.
The mention of her mother made Jolie tear up.
“Dammit, you got me crying,” Jolie said with a laugh, adding, “It’s all right. You know, it’s a part of life.”

that’s the man that my anjie is inloved .sweet!bless you,brad and anjie.

Some Bunny @ 05/15/2013 at 8:58 pm

We Love You Brad!!

Thank you for being there all the way for your beautiful woman, and helping show other men that if you love your lady, than your going to be supportive and be there for both bad and good. You’re more than just a beautiful man, but a loving father and partner and amazing at it.. Sending positive vibes out to the JP’s and to their family and fans, always and forever!

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 8:59 pm

Angelina Jolie praises Brad Pitt for his support during double mastectomy
The ‘Wanted’ actress writes in an op-ed piece for The New York Times that she underwent a series of surgeries because she was at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. She says her children now know she will ‘do anything to be with them.’

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Angelina Jolie, who revealed Tuesday that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, explains in her op-ed for the New York Times that she has Brad Pitt to thank for getting her through it.
“I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive,” Jolie, 37, wrote. “So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition.”
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The “Wanted” actress explained that having Pitt, 49, by her side made the painful experience of having her breasts removed more bearable.
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“Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries,” she wrote.

“We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.”
The Oscar-winning actress and mother of six said the whole process had a positive effect on her family, especially on her six children.
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“I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,” she wrote.
“And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can.”

love….ur on a roll.keep on rollin’ like a river.

All this positive comments give me goose bumps she is not only a brave person but also have the biggest heart starting from her love to her family, to the world – being humanitarian rep. an actress that entertain the world whether it’s action movie, drama, movie for kids you name it all.

She probably doing everthing she can, an early age. She accomplished much and higher than the mountain. Her foundation to her family and to the world is just amazing.

With your decision, Angie the good Lord will be on your side….always… God bless you and your family.

Hello to all JP fans.

Just terrible @ 05/15/2013 at 9:02 pm

World war z promotion starts and brad Eddie fisher is pimping angie, sick. I am shocked that he doesn’t have knox dressed like him.

Pitts pitty party started in esquire. It is so gross.

We just found out about this. They have been dealing with this for a much longer time. Heck Angie was even out and about after a period of time after the procedures. I’m glad to see him and hope to see more of them both.

his pants are killing me.. Looking forward to the next few weeks.

@wow: Lol like fat dad thor. Soo awesome he gined weight carinf gor his baby moms

Brad Pitt has proven to the world (sorry hens) that the love of his life really is the Mother of his children, Angelina Jolie. He has stood beside her through thick and thin, the death of her Mother, to the heartbreaking decision she made to have a prophylactic mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. I have had the same surgery as Angie, and thankfully, I too did not have breast cancer, but it’s still a hard decision to take such a drastic step, but I also have a wonderful husband that was with me all the way, and believe me, that makes it so much easier. And let me assure the hen that had the gall to mention JA’s “real ones” that my husband says he cannot tell from” touch”, that my breasts are not “real ones”, they look and feel real to him, and they certainly feel real to me .I have so much admiration for Angelina for not keeping this a secret, but opening up about such an important subject in hopes of helping other women. Thanks Angie, and I know exactly what you mean when you said this in no way affected your femininity.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:06 pm

Woman who lost her mother and sister to ovarian cancer empathizes with Angelina Jolie
Rosina lost her mother at a young age to ovarian cancer. She and two of her sisters each had preventative surgeries to avoid developing the disease, but the one who did not, Erin, tragically passed away in December — 33 years after their mother.
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When she read about Angelina Jolie having a double mastectomy, Rosina was not surprised.
“I thought she would have had her ovaries removed first,” she said in her Queens home. “Like I did. Like three of my sisters did because our mother died of ovarian cancer in her 50s like Angelina’s mother did. And like my older sister died of ovarian cancer last December.”
Rosina — not her real name — pauses as her face crumples into the tears that burst forth whenever she speaks of her mother and sister who died from this insidious disease.
The Jolie story took Rosina back to November 1979, when she was 17 and went shopping with her mom for a new outfit to wear to a party.
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“My mom was 53, but she wasn’t feeling too well that day,” remembers Rosina. “I remember walking around Massapequa Mall looking for an outfit. My mom started breathing heavy. She had to sit on a bench. My mother did absolutely everything for me and my four sisters. Everything.”
Rosina’s mother often talked about her own mother, who died of ovarian cancer at 53.
“My mom was haunted by her mom dying young,” Rosina says. “My mom did framed needlepoint pictures for all of us. I remember when she finished one for my younger sister Julie. She said it would be hers when she was gone. Like my mom knew she’d die young.”
But in 1979, no one knew how to defuse the genetic time bombs ticking inside her body.
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Two weeks after that day at the mall, Rosina’s mother went to her doctor.
“He told her she had ovarian cancer,” says Rosina. “Really, really bad. She just disappeared from our lives within a month. She died on Dec. 23, 1979.”
Rosina and her sisters were never the same without their supermom who did everything for her girls.
But life marched on.

Just terrible @ 05/15/2013 at 9:06 pm

“As you can imagine, the most coveted photo of the year has now become of the first shot of Angelina Jolie since this announcement. It will happen when she decides she wants it to happen. When do you think that will be? Will it be a set of candids with the kids? Or in a more formal setting?”

Five dolla for this. 500,000 for ange

Angie’s sexy man, he is beautiful inside and out.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:08 pm

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Like millions of women across the globe, Rosina developed a silver screen crush on Brad Pitt. And she followed his career as he fell in love with Angelina Jolie.
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“When I read about Angelina’s mother dying from ovarian cancer, I understood why she adopted so many kids so quickly,” Rosina says. “She wanted to gather a big family around her while she had time.”
Rosina and her sisters all married and had children.
“When my oldest sister, Debbie, reached 51, she was the first to get her ovaries removed,” Rosina says. “She didn’t want to die from what my grandmother and mother died from at 53. I remember her sitting on my stoop before she had the surgery saying she just wanted to live long enough to watch her kids graduate college and marry. She wanted grandkids.”
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Two years later, cruel fate sent a drunken driver to kill Debbie on a country road at 53.
Then in 2009, the next oldest sister, Erin, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “She had been planning to get her ovaries removed, but she became so busy as a Hollywood producer she postponed it until it was too late,” Rosina says.
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After Erin’s grim diagnosis, the three remaining sisters had bilateral oophorectomies, surgeries that rid themselves of that blessed part of the female anatomy that produces the miraculous eggs of life but can also kill those predisposed to ovarian cancer.
“I was in and out of North Shore Hospital in a day with laparoscopic surgery,” says Rosina. “It brought on instant menopause. Hot flashes, mood swings, grouchiness. But you can only have all that if you are alive. I’m 50 now. I will not die from the same cancer as my mother. But I still live in fear because the doctor told me there is no guarantee, that the cancer gene might manifest itself somewhere else.”
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Rosina’s sister, Erin, died in December — 33 years after their mother.
When she read about Angelina Jolie having a double mastectomy and planning to have her ovaries removed, Rosina found the silver lining.
“They have a beautiful family,” she says. “I wouldn’t want her or any mother leaving behind devastated kids like my mom did. We have never, ever gotten over the death of my mother at 53.”
Then she started to cry.

THANK YOU TO BRAD AND HIS FAMILY FOR THEIR LOYAL SUPPORT.
Angie you are the envy of a lot of women. May God continue to guide and keep you save.
You’re truly blesses.

Just terrible @ 05/15/2013 at 9:13 pm

Paramount Out To Prove Its Zombie ‘World War Z’ Doesn’t Stink
How bad will World War Z bomb?
World War Z production troubles smell of a Bomb!!!
Stink Bomb coming soon world war Z!

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Just some of the headlines before Angie’s sad news.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:14 pm

Hi Anustin….
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We can’t help but LOVE this beautiful couple.
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Doesn’t our Bradley look Gorgeous!!!
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Every woman in Hollywood and every where else wishes they had a husband like Angelina has.
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Can’t wait to read that Full Esquire article.
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Have a great day my friend! Thanks for the cheers…:)

God bless you Brad ang Angie!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/may/15/angelina-jolie-mastectomy-doctor-blog

Angelina Jolie’s doctor blogs intimate details of the actor’s treatment

Denis Campbell, health correspondent
The Guardian, Wednesday 15 May 2013 20.21 BST

Angelina Jolie was back at work preparing for her next film just four days after having a double mastectomy, her doctor has revealed in a detailed description of the actor’s months of treatment.

The Oscar-winner underwent her double mastectomy on 16 February at the Pink Lotus Breast Centre in Beverly Hills, California, as the second of three operations to reduce her risk of breast cancer from 87% to 5%.

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“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. (YESSSS!!!!!)

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“All the while she spoke, six drains dangled from her chest, three on each side, fastened to an elastic belt around her waist,” wrote Dr Kristi Funk in a lengthy and intimate blogpost on the centre’s website that explained what Jolie underwent before, during and after her three surgeries.

Despite her fame and constant trailing by the media, Jolie’s medical treatment had remained a secret until Tuesday, when she wrote about her decision in an article in the New York Times.

She earned praise from breast cancer experts for flagging up the heightened genetic predisposition to the disease run by women who have inherited a faulty version of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene from one of their parents.

Jolie approved Funk’s account of her treatment to help women at high risk because of their family history of either breast or ovarian cancer to understand what is involved if they opt to undergo surgery rather than regular scans and preventive drugs as a way of managing their risk.

Jolie’s first operation, on 2 February, was a “nipple delay”, a procedure to rule out the presence of cancerous cells in the milk ducts around the nipple in women who have decided to preserve their nipples while almost all their breast tissue is removed during the mastectomy.

“Her partner [Brad Pitt] was on hand to greet her as soon as she came around from the anaesthetic, as he was during each of the operations,” said Funk.

Tests showed no sign of cancer.

During the mastectomy a fortnight later, a plastic surgeon called Dr Jay Orringer also “performed the first stage breast reconstruction by placing tissue expanders with allograft”, which Funk describes as “synthetic sheets of material, that create a more natural look” for women having their breasts rebuilt.

Despite an extra operation being involved to fit the tissue expanders, Jolie chose to have them, because they help maximise blood flow to the breast skin and nipple, said Funk.

Ten weeks later, on 27 April, Jolie received breast implants during her third and final surgery, the reconstruction, “which went extremely well, bringing an end to her surgical journey”.

Funk also detailed the myriad medications and supplements which Jolie took to help her wounds heal after each operation, reduce the risk of infection, lessen post-operative nausea, vomiting, swelling and bruising, get the anaesthetics out of her system, increase the amount of oxygen reaching her skin and minimise scarring.

We got new thread? I haven’t checked the other one yet. brad looks good all buffed up he looks like he has been working out.

Brad is HOT! As he gets older I find him ruggedly handsome. <3

Passing Through @ 05/15/2013 at 9:19 pm

# 51 lurker @ 05/15/2013 at 1:05 pm

blah blah looks like FF is empty,poor hens they are in denial and meltdown mode
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You comment about the FFers made me wonder about something – in light of yesterday’s news, are they STILL insisting that Angie’s a smack addict? LOL.
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And then there’s their belief in the lies of Mr. IUC, Mel and BooHooHoo. Angie and Brad just kept 3 months of a delicate medical problem from leaking to the media…but…these FF idiots really think that people in Brad and Angie’s circle talk to lowlifes like those 3 sleazeballs and that they’re not pulling their stories out of their asses? Fvkcing morons. They all need to retire to the Home of the Criminally Stoopid – otherwise known as Ticky’s guesthouse…but only on the days she’s not making Squiggy live in it.

I really don’t care about Brad Pitt and Angelina. So many people have the same type of surgery, and they don’t get this kind of publicity. This is ridiculous to make a hero out of someone just for having this surgery. I had major spine surgery at 17 and no one called me a hero. She is not a hero. She is an overexposed celebrity that had a surgery. Who cares!!!

@Love the JoliePitts:

To Rosina – thank you for sharing and stay positive. Angelina did wonderful sharing her ordeal. Now others can open up and see that they not alone. God Bless

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:24 pm

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Jolie’s double mastectomy surgery reflects better breast reconstruction options
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The latest breast reconstruction surgeries may begin at the time of the mastectomy — or even before, to preserve more of the patient’s breast through procedures such as ‘nipple delay.’ The demand for better surgeries is due in part to younger women like Jolie who choose to have their breasts removed because of BRCA gene mutations.
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Younger women like Angelina Jolie, who discover they are high-risk for breast cancer and elect to have their breasts removed before it develops, are driving the trend towards better breast reconstruction options for everyone.
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Immediate reconstruction procedures, in which breast reconstruction begins at the same time as the mastectomy, are now the “gold standard” for breast cancer patients, said Dr. Joshua Levine, chief of surgical services at the New York Center for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction.
It allows breast surgeons and plastic surgeons to collaborate on both removing the cancer and reconstructing more natural-looking breasts, he said.
Still, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates only 30 percent of women are made aware of reconstruction options before having a mastectomy.
“For the majority of women, immediate reconstruction is an option, and one that unfortunately women are not always told about,” said Dr. Gary Arishta, reconstructive microsurgeon at the PRMA Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction in San Antonio, Texas.
PHOTOS: STARS WHO HAVE BATTLED CANCER
“Not too many years ago, women were told that they should wait to make sure their cancer was gone before having reconstructive surgery. But now the treatment results are very predictable, and (we know) the reconstruction doesn’t negatively impact cancer treatment.”
Since the link between BRCA gene mutations and breast cancer was discovered in the mid-1990s, there has been a growing acceptance in the medical community of double mastectomy in women who don’t have cancer.
A mutation of the BRCA1 gene indicates an 85 percent chance of developing breast cancer during a woman’s lifetime and a 44 percent chance of ovarian cancer before age 70. Removing both breasts does not completely prevent cancer – but lowers a woman’s risk to around that of a woman without the mutations.
With that trend comes a demand for surgeries that minimize cancer risk but leave women with more reconstruction options.
“Women have really been pushing plastic surgeons to come up with better options,” said Levine. “A 35-year-old woman who’s very active might think, ‘If I’m going to go into this surgery electively and give up my breasts, I want to at least be able to come out of this with a result that I think is acceptable and beautiful.’”
RELATED: ANGELINA JOLIE REVEALS SHE UNDERWENT PREVENTATIVE DOUBLE MASTECTOMY
Saving the patient’s own nipple and breast skin has been controversial because doctors are concerned with eradicating any trace of cancer. But improved techniques make it a more viable option, particularly for BRCA patients who have not developed cancer, Levine said.
Jolie opted for an implant reconstruction procedure, in which a temporary implant is inserted at the same time the breast is removed. That implant is then filled with fluid to stretch the overlying skin and muscle, said Dr. Colleen McCarthy, reconstructive surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
When the woman is happy with the volume of the temporary implant, she returns for a second surgery to swap in a permanent silicone implant.
The process takes approximately four months, longer if surgeries must be coordinated around chemotherapy and radiation treatments, McCarthy said.
Other types of reconstruction can be done with a patient’s own body tissue by taking skin and muscle from another part of the body, usually the abdomen, a procedure known as a TRAM flap.
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These surgeries have also been refined in recent years, Levine said. He performs a different procedure known as perforator flap that removes the necessary skin, fat and blood vessels to reconstruct a breast while preserving the underlying abdominal muscle.
In 20- and 30-year old women who may be slimmer in the abdomen, fat and skin can also be taken from the buttocks or thighs, Levine said. Scars can be minimized similar to a tummy tuck.
Jolie’s surgeries also included a “nipple delay,” a procedure to preserve the patient’s own nipple, which is usually done about two weeks before the mastectomy.
This involves cutting some of the blood vessels leading to the nipple through the breast, so that the nipple has a blood supply after the new breasts are reconstructed.
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“You’re forcing the blood supply to find alternative routes through the skin, such that when you do remove the underlying breast gland, the blood supply is much more reliable,” Levine explained.

naturegirl @ 05/15/2013 at 9:24 pm

Hi, Hi, Hi, Hi, Hi Brad………
Looking Gooooood handsome as always
Love the Jolie-Pitt!!!!

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:25 pm

Continued
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Many women feel the procedure provides better aesthetic results than reconstructing a nipple post-mastectomy, but it may not be an option for women who have already developed cancer close to the nipple or ducts.
Improvements including smaller scars, shorter recovery times and being able to keep as much of one’s own breast as possible can help ease minds when women are faced with the often difficult choice to have their breasts removed, Levine said.
“As techniques have improved, women are much more apt to do what may be a lifesaving procedure,” he said.
And better procedures aren’t just about aesthetics, but about helping women and their families recover emotionally.
“Having a mastectomy, you do lose a portion of yourself,” said McCarthy. “Our goal is to restore some of that sense of self and femininity. You want to feel good in a bra, in clothes.”
Jolie echoed those sentiments in her op-ed: “It is reassuring that (my children) see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that’s it,” Jolie wrote.
“I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”

vickifromtexas @ 05/15/2013 at 9:25 pm

the love brad and angelina have for one another and their children is a beautiful thing. all of the love and support from others pouring in for angelina a lovely.

@anony:

well you should stop reading about it and stop searching sites for threads and posting on them. but then that would mean you actually care right. STFU and leave. Nobody made you follow the news or read it. And Angie is not to blame because nobody in your life cared enough to support you the way she has been supported. Maybe you have a very negative and off putting attitude.

Stop hating on others because you didn’t get the attention you wanted.

He looks stunning, OMG, he literally glows.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:30 pm

@lucy:
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Fabulous Post! Lucy! Thank you for sharing your story with us. God bless you and your wonderful husband with many, many more years of love and happiness. I know you must treasure him as much as he obviously treasures you.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/15/unreal-powered-world-war-z-game-revealed-for-phones-and-tablets?abthid=51940f090f9eb34d77000022

OMG…I don’t know if already posted but I got this link to the new game featuring WWZ from their facebook feed. This is gonna be an awesome game!

Brad only wears his MC Hammer pants when he’s emotional….or stoned.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi Busted, I hope you are almost 100% back to normal or even better than before. :)
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You know I asked Phool to agree with me that we would see tons of PDA pictures of Brad and Angelina.
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Well I have to tell you, these last two days of these wonderful, uplifting, inspiring writeups about Brad and Angelina, and Angelina speaking so lovingly of how Brad was by her side throughout all her surgeries and seeing how much he loves her and she him is the answer to my prayers for more PDA. :)
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They are such a beautiful, loving couple. Anyone who loves, or has experienced a love like theirs or who is in love with someone wonderful right now can identify with their beautiful relationship and rejoice with them in their Love. Their love is so radiant it is palpable.
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Have a great day Busted and keep taking good care of yourself.

He looks like a scruffy, middle-aged man who is past his prime in regards to his looks. Looks-wise he was in his prime when he was with Gwynneth and Jennifer.

simply b/c u are a nobody.anjie is public figure….do the math.

Brad looks a lot younger w/o beard. Looking good

Holy heck, Brad you look like John Smith without your beard. Gorgeous, beautiful on the inside and out.

mrst @ 05/15/2013 at 9:32 pm

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/15/unreal-powered-world-war-z-game-revealed-for-phones-and-tablets?abthid=51940f090f9eb34d77000022

OMG…I don’t know if already posted but I got this link to the new game featuring WWZ from their facebook feed. This is gonna be an awesome game!
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So WWZ video game will be out May 30.

carry's monday personality @ 05/15/2013 at 10:21 pm

@YIB:

you forgot to use a small “y”, and not enough grammer and spelling mistakes, seems u can post normally eh?

name changing and role playing freak

Hottest 50 year old ever. I would leave my 31 year old date for 49 year old Brad anyday!!!

carry's monday personality @ 05/15/2013 at 10:24 pm

@Just terrible:

angelina has already been pictured post operation in the congo and NYC, nobody even noticed the difference (apart from close-ups on the G8 speech pics, fuller side-boob)..what is the fuss over a “first pic since….”???

@Love the JoliePitts:

thanks so much.. I’m not but it is better. I’m enjoying being driven around. Well next week I’m back to work so I have to get myself ready. But I was a wreck yesterday and most of the night. just couldn’t do anything. so glad I was not at work because I wouldn’t have been able to do a thing.

I think they are getting back to normal. But I just can’t imagine how hard all of this must have been. I keep thinking about the kids. Madd is old enough to kind of know what is happening. The twins not so much. Children get scared, and I like how they try to explain things to them. It is not a good idea IMO to not talk to children about these things. they need to know something. I love when he said they had a post op thing at the house. I can see the kids playing nurse and getting her water/ juice or something to read.. Gives them something to do and not be scared.

Brad looks good and I’m sure this has been an emotionally exhausting time. Taking care of Angie and seeing to the emotional needs of the kids. not to mentions his emotional heath too.. gosh My head at what people go through with this.. My heart goes out to all of them.

wow @ 05/15/2013 at 8:54 pm

Brad looks like Thor.
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Brad is 20 years older than Chris Hemsworth, but Brad looks even hotter than Chris.

Well i can when i dont type fast and when i edit and capitalize my name doh troll calling me troll that is rich

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/15/2013 at 10:44 pm

@busted:
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Bravo! Busted. Applauding your very profound post!
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Haters refuse to see they create their own misery, and they attract to themselves only hate.
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“Nobody made you follow the news or read it. And Angie is not to blame because nobody in your life cared enough to support you the way she has been supported. Maybe you have a very negative and off putting attitude.
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“Stop hating on others because you didn’t get the attention you wanted.”

Brad was spotted at a photography studios yesterday, probably was doing photoshoot for magazines.

carry's monday personality @ 05/15/2013 at 10:48 pm

@YIB:

no-one here likes you.

it feels so wrong having a freak like you commenting on a serous medical story. you are so out of touch with reality to be commenting on real world things, as u are an internet dweller and have no offline life.
just doesn’t feel right u know?

carry's monday personality @ 05/15/2013 at 10:50 pm

@YIB:

how old are you?

Go f yourself since no one will want u

@fyi:

I thought that was for that USA Today interview.

hollywood and the world love her
Maria Shriver ✔ @mariashriver
Kudos to Angelina Jolie for using her voice yet again to inform and inspire. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html?src=me&_r=0
@KyleRichards18
I lost my Mom to Breast cancer & am embarrassed to admit that I’ve been too scared to get tested. I feel differently today #AngelinaJolie
Paris Hilton ✔ @ParisHilton
I really admire Angelina Jolie. She is so strong & brave. Her speaking about this could save many women’s lives to check & prevent cancer.
1:26 AM – 15 May 2013
Tom Arnold ✔ @TomArnold
Angelina Jolie is heroic today because she forced us men to think about and even talk about something very uncomfortable. Our wives health.
9:11 PM – 14 May 2013
Jennifer Love Hewitt ✔ @TheReal_Jlh
I have always admired Angelina Jolie. But reading about her brave decision I’m completely blown away. What an amazing woman. Inspiring.
lisa rinna ✔ @lisarinna
Angelina Jolie thank you! My Mom and Sister have both had double mastectomies and it saved their lives and they are cancer free #brave
4:57 PM – 14 May 2013
Mario Lopez ✔ @MarioLopezExtra
Always liked Angelina Jolie… After today she’s a real hero for being so brave in sharing her story & educating millions of women.
4:07 PM – 14 May 2013
Brenda Song ✔ @BrendaSong
I <3 Angelina Jolie. My mom is a 2 time breast cancer survivor. This was so moving.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-medical-choice.html?_r=0
1:56 AM – 15 May 2013
Patton Oswalt ✔ @pattonoswalt
Not sure if I could ever face harsh reality as calmly, pragmatically, and fearlessly as Angelina Jolie did. Still kinda stunned.

@busted:
he did esquire maybe its for them

just sayin @ 05/15/2013 at 11:35 pm

@Love the JoliePitts: Guiliana Rancic actually had breast cancer, Jolie is trying to prevent it..Guilliana situation was a lot worse, she was not able to have a baby but had to get a surrogate, If anyone is a hero it is Guilliana not Jolie!

Angie is super star and her revelations brought to light and helped so many things. This is not acontest why u make make it one?
That said brad and angie truly are influencial couple in many levels.i thinkvthe time cover is a good thing

Carey's Thursday personality @ 05/15/2013 at 11:55 pm

@carry’s monday personality: her finally surgery was in late April…
He looks better than he did at cinema con and mtv awards but these aren’t close ups. I’ve always said he looks better from a distance. Still with that ugly stringy dyed bright blonde hair.

Brad is still so gorgeous.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/16/2013 at 12:00 am

@busted:
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OMG!!! I know exactly what you mean. Brad is proving to be a real trooper throughout all of this. And the children are so intelligent. I remember Angelina saying how very practical Shiloh is and as young as she is she asks very sensible questions that require an answer.
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But right now, I am so in love with Brad. I think he is doing an awesome job in light of all that he has on his plate. And if I could, I would give him the biggest hug and tell him how much he is appreciated.
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Busted. It truly is heartwarming to see so many people standing with this beautiful couple. Brad and Angelina have sent out so much love into this world it is not surprising to see all that love come rushing back to them from so many quarters. I think they will come thru everything they are going thru right now beautifully.

A small quote from Brad’s profile :

When Brad Pitt became a Father, and a Husband By Tom Junod

”I think Brad was ready to soar when he met Angie,” says Jean Black, Pitt’s makeup artist.

@QQQQ:
is this from esquire

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/16/2013 at 12:15 am

Busted. I didn’t want my post to you to be too long so I split it. I hope you don’t mind.

Just want to say to you that I hope you can rest up my friend. Next week will be here before you know it and you will be back on the job.
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I know your co-workers will be very happy to have you back with them, but I personally wish you could have another week. I am so glad you have been being driven around lately. You need that kind of loving care because it helps you heal faster. And if you feel you can’t do anything, I hope you won’t do anything. Maybe your body is just trying to tell you to it needs a “time out.” And a bit more rest. Your entire body has experienced trauma, not just one part, and that takes time to heal.
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I know, when you are a very responsible person, which I am certain you are, sometimes it is hard to shut the mind down and not let it talk you into doing things you just don’t feel like doing right now. Or making you feel “guilty” about not doing something you think you should be doing.
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Sometimes telling the mind to be quiet and be still is the BEST medicine. :) You are the boss. Not your mind. :)
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Have a blessed and restful evening my friend. Think only happy thoughts. :)

I adore this man!!!!!!!

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 12:17 am

# 80 QQQQ @ 05/16/2013 at 12:02 am
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Hehehehehehehehehehe…Ruh roh! I smell an incipient hen meltdown. Tomorrow Huvsy will be demanding Jean Black take it back..orbitterly claim that Brad is shoving Ticky under the bus to sell his movie…which Ticky’s done for 8 years but God-forbid anyone do the same to her…

@lucy:

@ lucy 05/15/2013 at 9:05 pm

Thanks for sharing your story. Nice to hear your experience. Jolie made the right decision in choosing to share her story which has made a positive impact on women around the world in both making them aware of these types of decisions but uniting women around the world in allowing them to discuss an issue using a positive and empowering perspective.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/16/2013 at 12:24 am

@QQQQ:
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Thank you QQQQ for that lovely post.
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Good night to all the fabulous fans of this beautiful Couple and Good morning to the Morning Crew.
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Thanks, in advance, for all your posts and comments. Rose, Phool, Susan, Sunny, Busted, Dawne, FYI12, Wonderbust, Passing Through, Anustin, Jaye, Cliniqua, FALP, Tish and all the fans too numerous to name. And to the fans who lurk and periodically post such lovely comments, I hope you all will post more often.
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And to the Fans who have let the foolish troll stop them from posting…. please do not give the troll that kind of power over you. The JPs need your support too on these boards. You contribute so much good stuff. And Thanks for being fans.

lurker @ 05/16/2013 at 12:14 am
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Yes

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 12:17 am
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My thoughts exactly. JB used to do her makeup. LOL!

Bingo I was right again @ 05/16/2013 at 12:30 am

Damn It sounds like they are going full steam ahead with using the Jolie in Esquire. First with the furniture guy and now his makeup artist. I told y’all before his Pr Team knows angie is the star ever since KTS premieres bombed even before the movie came out. Oops.

Mr and Mrs Smith @ 05/16/2013 at 12:32 am

I’m 25 and I Have the Angie Gene

Working closely with hospitals and research centers, FORCE members routinely fill groundbreaking clinical trials on breast and ovarian cancer. The group helped pass a resolution declaring September 29 National Previvor Day. Later this year, it’ll team up with director Steve Bernstein to screen Decoding Annie Parker, a film starring Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton that chronicles the history of BRCA.

But it seems nothing has brought as much attention to the cause as Jolie’s own public coming out. “We all just kept emailing and texting each other saying, ‘Can you believe this?!’” says Karen Kramer, vice president of marketing for FORCE, of the actor’s op-ed. “What Angelina did was so brave. She achieved, in single one moment, what we’ve spent years fighting for.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/15/i-m-25-and-i-have-the-angie-gene.html

ah don’t engage couple should be able to be expressed in words they want . Old don’t engage or anticipate drama of any kind. Remember drama means suffering to Jps. Ban these people who r obsessed in this kind of things . I hope somebody with brain exist in the public r.
Things should be liberating to them and for us fans not a means for that disgusting case of drama. I don’t care what u say I know I am right on
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Now I am so ready to read love joy and happy of theme should be sleeping long time ago..night

Angie is an incredible woman!!!!

Mr and Mrs Smith @ 05/16/2013 at 12:54 am

This needs to be reposted from the above article.

“SHE ACHIEVED,IN ONE SINGLE MOMENT, WHAT WE’VE SPENT YEARS FIGHTING FOR.”

love troll pain @ 05/16/2013 at 12:55 am

lol Neither of them have given and interview of depth in a while. They have a right to talk about each other if asked…their love story is already legend and people want to hear about it even if a little.

trolls just hate that tab lies are being called out by the truth being told.. Jane Pitt loves Angie so much Brad and Angelina adore one another. Long live the JP family.

i am glad that people who actually know this couple are talking about their love since we have had to put up with lying rags and haters talking smack about this beautiful couple for far too long.

@Bingo I was right again: I just saw yr post and wanted to tell u something u know but need to be reminded . Angie talked of her man and kids when she in promotion like most actress do. and brad doing is only same and something we want to hear. Interesting it sound from people who was threats I’d that u again with different name?
why not u find someone in your level to compete or whatever with. just a suggestion

Gosh meant it people who was there first hand..
Boy sleepy and hard to type on this it get worse lol

Yum Brad…gorgeous man with a heart of gold. Cant wait to read his interview in full.

@Mr and Mrs Smith:
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Thank you for bringing over the link to the article. I read it and was very moved by the power of Angelina’s decision to make public her choice to have prophylactic double mastectomy.
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What I found interesting was this little tidbit:
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“I am one of 2.3 million women in the United States who have an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to family history—and one of the 750,000 who are estimated to be carriers of the mutation. What’s alarming is that only 10% of us are aware we’re carrying it, according to FORCE. This leaves roughly 675,000 women completely unaware that they’re in danger.”
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Those statistics are just in the USA. The no. of people – both MEN and WOMEN who lack the information and knowledge world wide is so much larger. However, thanks to Angelina Jolie, this information made FRONT PAGE NEWS in a number of countries world wide.
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Angelina has also started the discussion about the cost of testing for this gene and the cost of getting surgery if that is the best option for people.
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It also raises the question: Should Genes be patentable? Here is an excellent article on the patentability of Genes in the Economist.
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“Why are gene patents controversial?
Apr 18th 2013, 23:50 by T.C.
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MANY people react with bafflement when they find out that it is possible to claim patents on human genes. But patent offices around the world have been handing out such patents for decades. More than 2,000 are thought to have been awarded in America alone. One particularly famous set of gene patents involves a firm called Myriad Genetics, which owns the rights to two genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. Mutations in those genes can dramatically increase a woman’s chance of developing breast or ovarian cancer. Thanks to its patents, Myriad has a monopoly on the diagnostic tests that can look for such mutations—at least for now. On April 15th America’s Supreme Court began chewing over a case brought against Myriad by the Association for Molecular Pathology, which wants such patents struck down. So what exactly is a gene patent, and why are they controversial?
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The point of a patent is to encourage innovation by giving inventors a limited period of exclusive control over the fruits of their labour. While a patent is active, nobody else is allowed to copy an invention without a license. To a layman, genes might seem obviously ineligible on the grounds that they are discovered, not invented. American patent law is sympathetic to this argument. It holds that so-called “products of nature”—elements and naturally occurring chemical compounds such as water, for instance—are not eligible for patent protection. Nonetheless, it is precisely this question that the Myriad case turns on. For Myriad’s patents are not on the genes as they exist in the human body, but on isolated, modified versions that have been snipped from the genome and chemically altered to make them useful in a laboratory. That tweaking, says Myriad, makes them human inventions and, therefore, eligible to be patented.
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Nonsense, say its opponents (which include the Department of Justice, arguing against the Patent Office): the chemical alterations that Myriad makes are trivial, and in any case they are irrelevant, for what patients, researchers and doctors are interested in is the information content of a gene (the instructions for making particular proteins), not the precise chemical details of its composition. One analogy might be with a film: “Star Wars” is the same movie, whether it is encoded on a DVD or in the flash memory of an iPod; it is the content, not the format, that is important. Opponents of gene-patening have other complaints, too. They say gene patents hamper research and make genetic tests more expensive and less accessible. Some feel that it is either absurd or immoral (or perhaps both) to claim patents on the genetic make-up of the human race.
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Another, less rarefied argument is that such patents are actually counter-productive. A patent on a gene itself, rather than on a specific method of examining one, is almost impossible to innovate around, for one thing. For another, the need to employ phalanxes of lawyers and build defensive patent portfolios (shenanigans familiar to anyone who follows the smartphone industry) diverts money that might otherwise be spent on useful research into the pockets of lawyers. But even if the court rules against Myriad, it will not be the end of DNA patenting. Much excitement in modern biotechnology concerns the creation of entirely novel DNA sequences never before seen in nature. Few dispute that those, at least, ought to be eligible for patenting.”
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That’s Brad Pitt?
Wow, looks like he’s been through it.
I wish the Jolie Pitt family all the best.
Great family.
This is what LOVE is all about.

heroic Angie @ 05/16/2013 at 1:20 am

In other words, she did not need to risk her status as a sex symbol and no one would have known otherwise. All the guys in the audience could watch her shoot her way out of some awful situation, leap over cars and — and after a short break — seduce a leading man and not have their fantasies affected by the knowledge that she has been surgically reconstructed.

A lifetime in journalism has given me passing knowledge of the Hollywood scene. Movie stars fear for their image. Rupert Everett probably trashed his career as a leading man by coming out as gay. ( Rock Hudson, among others, never did .) Jolie must have considered how her very public revelation of her condition might affect her career. This is an unknown, of course, but at many millions of dollar a picture, who would want to take the chance? She went ahead anyway, not because she’s a publicity hound but because she genuinely wanted to alert other women to the danger posed by certain genetic mutations. She wanted to save some lives, avoid some pain. It’s not a bad goal.

In December, I lost my long-time companion to cancer. A long time ago, I lost my aunt to cancer and, not even a year ago, I lost my best friend, a woman, to cancer as well. I know a little about this subject. I am in awe of what Jolie has done. I still am not going to read the op-eds of celebrities, but when her next movies opens, I’m going to be first on line.

SHIT STICK BRAD @ 05/16/2013 at 1:27 am

Brad looks like shit on a stick.

SHIT STICK BRAD @ 05/16/2013 at 1:30 am

Looks like Brad needs a boob reduction now.

Josephina @ 05/16/2013 at 1:45 am

@just sayin:

There are millions of cancer survivors and even more that don’t make it. And yes, there are many heroes. I am sure if your mother had cancer and survived you would see her as a hero before anyone else.

HOWEVER, Giuliana Rancic’s lifestyle and persona will not attract ENOUGH ATTENTION to bring awareness or affect change in the way that Angelina can. Guiliana simply does not have a worldwide fanbase.

Angelina can make an impact in 1 minute whereas it would take another person or organization YEARS to make a similar impact due to her established level of global influence. Angelina is a very powerful woman and thank God she uses her status to educate and or bring awareness. For many years she has dedicated her time to serving the needs of many as often as she is able. Angelina has a huge heart and her caring nature extends well beyond Brad and their family.

He is a good man! @ 05/16/2013 at 1:59 am

So proud of Brad to help hold his family strong and support his gal through thick and thin. God bless the Jolie Pitt family!

@Josephina:
I agree with you. Angie is the only Hollywood actress known and loved around the world. She is very powerful and will help bring awareness to all. Wishing her a speedy recovery and long lasting happy healthy life.

Wow!
People just hate Brad Pitt.
I bet the people on here talking about him looking like “sh*t on a stick” etc are the ones on Dicaprio threads talking about how “hot” he looks…
Is this all just because he got divorced like a decade ago!
Petty.

He looks good to me.
I dislike the blonde hair dye BUT he looks good regardless.

Wish he’d go back to his look from Cannes the year Angelina was promoting Kung Fu Panda and Changelling.

He looked his age and looked hot doing it.

Brad is simply amazing, he is the best.

Nicholas Kristof tweet

From Peru to China, Angelina Jolie has launched discussions of women’s health that will save lives. Celebrity at its best!

Registered NUrse @ 05/16/2013 at 2:22 am

God bless the Jolie Pitts as always

WONDERFUL MAN, LOVE HIM.

How is it possible every time I see Brad I love him more? What a man!

Loved u before, always and even loved you more Brad for being there for our Angie!!!

Jen The HAG @ 05/16/2013 at 4:16 am

anony @ 05/15/2013 at 9:20 pm
I really don’t care about Brad Pitt and Angelina. So many people have the same type of surgery, and they don’t get this kind of publicity. This is ridiculous to make a hero out of someone just for having this surgery. I had major spine surgery at 17 and no one called me a hero. She is not a hero. She is an overexposed celebrity that had a surgery. Who cares!!!

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Well i have two words for you .. ANGELINA JOLIE
and why would people around the world want to know about people they don’t even know and not famous..do you??? and Frankly my dear YOU DO CARE.. coz you are here and posting you don’t care bwahahahhahahh !!!

@Jen The HAG:
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and Frankly my dear YOU DO CARE.. coz you are here and posting you don’t care bwahahahhahahh !!!
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YAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
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She makes our case for us so easy. Dang! its not even like taking candy from an infant!
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@Jen The HAG: Hee hee give us a break! The whole world CAREs because she is Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s wife to-be and most important a humanitarian and United Nations Special Envoy and not some do-little craps!!

Angie’s TIME cover is stunning. Her second one I might add. :)
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I’ve learned so much in the past 2 days. In my opinion there’s never been such an all encompassing role model – I always knew that Angie was just getting started….Oliver Stone said it a few years back: “I think in another life, she led armies.”
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He gets it. Most people that know her, and even the ones that don’t – her fans — get it too. She’s incomparable.

@Ava: The man is HOT and tasty. Keep the long hair Brad only shave the beard!

Liverwurst @ 05/16/2013 at 6:46 am

WTH kind of comment is this “Brad steps out after Angie’s double mastectomy?” She had the surgery nearly 4 months ago and has already received her reconstruction and implants.

Good morning J-P fans.
Thanks to all the posters that are bringing the Stories and Tweets.
Most people that are suffering from the Flu are too sore to move, not Angie, she is writing a script, now major surgery and she kept all her schedule appearances and is working on her next directing job.

@ Anony – I really don’t care about Brad Pitt and Angelina. So many people have the same type of surgery, and they don’t get this kind of publicity. This is ridiculous to make a hero out of someone just for having this surgery. I had major spine surgery at 17 and no one called me a hero. She is not a hero. She is an overexposed celebrity that had a surgery. Who cares!!!

First of all you are a hero to your family and friends for having gone through an operation like you did. It must have been horrible and painful for you and I bet your family must have felt proud of the they you move on. Ask them and they will tell you that you are a hero in their eyes.

The same goes to Angelina and Brad – it was Brad who said that Angelina is a hero in his eyes. When someone we love goes through something life changing and survives and becomes stronger they become heroes and inspirational in our eyes.

The reason the media is and many women around the world are calling Angelina brave and courageous is simple for one reason. Angelina a woman who has been known for her stunning beauty and her Lara croft body had the courage to publish the fact that she had an operation that many people see as fault. There are women out there for feels ashamed and less feminine because they had to have their breasts removed. They think that men wont find them attractive and that it makes them less beautiful than they were before. By seeing one of the most beautiful woman in the world stand tall with her head high declaring openly that she had this surgery and that it doesn’t make her or anyone else less feminine gave many women the courage to do the same. Women are now openly talking about their ordeal and how they encourage the next generation to take the test to see if they can diminish the chances of cancer.

The be frank we live in a world where many people wont listen to their doctors and family members but will listen to celebrities. That is why Angelina and other famous women are coming out and trying to bring awareness to see causes because they know that they have the power to make people listen. Angelina’s article has made millions of women call their doctors about generic cancer and this may save some of their lives as well.

@ Anony: First of all you are a hero to your family and friends for having gone through an operation like you did. It must have been horrible and painful for you and I bet your family must have felt proud of the they you move on. Ask them and they will tell you that you are a hero in their eyes.
The same goes to Angelina and Brad – it was Brad who said that Angelina is a hero in his eyes. When someone we love goes through something life changing and survives and becomes stronger they become heroes and inspirational in our eyes.
The reason the media is and many women around the world are calling Angelina brave and courageous is simple for one reason. Angelina a woman who has been known for her stunning beauty and her Lara croft body had the courage to publish the fact that she had an operation that many people see as fault. There are women out there for feels ashamed and less feminine because they had to have their breasts removed. They think that men wont find them attractive and that it makes them less beautiful than they were before. By seeing one of the most beautiful woman in the world stand tall with her head high declaring openly that she had this surgery and that it doesn’t make her or anyone else less feminine gave many women the courage to do the same. Women are now openly talking about their ordeal and how they encourage the next generation to take the test to see if they can diminish the chances of cancer.
The be frank we live in a world where many people wont listen to their doctors and family members but will listen to celebrities. That is why Angelina and other famous women are coming out and trying to bring awareness to see causes because they know that they have the power to make people listen. Angelina’s article has made millions of women call their doctors about generic cancer and this may save some of their lives as well.

TMZ caught BBT coming out of a restaurant and asked him, how he felt about Angie’s double Vasectomy ( not kidding) and he was very gracious, and said, he wish her the best and she deserves the best.
Of course they tried to find out he was in contact with her, and he said no.

@Love the JoliePitts: SUCH A LIE..SHE TRIED TO BE AN ACTRESS and did not suceed..passed her marriage dissapointment on to her children and was overl lienient parent trying to live her dreams through her daughter….

Boy how history is rewritten to suit the rich and famous

Where are all these crazy folks rewriting history coming from….this woman has one too many curses written upon her because of her inability to recognize the hurt she caused others out of her selfish ways and her need to promote her sexuality…now that its taken away, I think she can aim her sights on JOhn Travolta..the gay dancing queen in denial and the self appointed matyr….laughable

crediti to Ava at brangeliaforum
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http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/05/16/a-womans-choice/
A woman’s choice
By Anne Taylor Fleming
May 16, 2013
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We use that word so often: choice.
It has become the code word for abortion, alas, and thus a lightening rod for activists on both sides of that continuing battle. But this week Angelina Jolie redeemed the word and the idea behind it — that a woman has a right to choose what happens to her body, however tough that choice sometimes is.
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The one she made — and announced in an stunning New York Times Op-Ed — to have a double prophylactic mastectomy was gutsy, and, as she herself wrote, “not easy” — though doctors told her that she was carrying a faulty gene that upped her chances of getting the disease that killed her mother to 87 percent.
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These are the moments of truth for any woman. When you look at your life; assess the risks; what’s at stake; what matters to you (and those you love), and then step up and say, yes, I will take control here.
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I will make this rough decision. I will let my breasts be removed that I might live to see my kids grow up. There was something both fierce and tender in Jolie’s words, always the best, most winning combination.
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Whatever the odds, however sensible it might seem to anyone on the outside, having your breasts taken off when there is no sign of cancer is major. There had to be some serious soul-searching, some tears — and then out of it, strength.
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Jolie had to know she would get some pushback. Indeed, there are doctors already questioning her going public, fearing she will influence other women to have radical mastectomies they might, in fact, not need. I know these doctors mean well. But there is something a tad patronizing in their stance, as if women cannot make their own decisions — obviously in consultation with the best medical personnel they can find.
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Jolie was careful to be specific about the nature of her risk, the gene mutation she carries. There was nothing reckless in her piece. It was calm and direct, encouraging other women to make their own decisions. Given the relentlessness of the media, she also had to figure her decision would get out; too many moving parts—friends, nurses, tabloid “journalists.” She may have decided to get out in front of it in a responsible way.
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Here is a woman taking charge. What a relief at a time when the stories we hear are full of the other, women being victimized in the armed services — thousands and thousands of them even, sometimes, in a sick turn, by the very men supposed to be in charge of investigating abuse in the military. Not to mention the vile brute in Cleveland, Ohio, who held those three young women prisoner for a decade, during which he repeatedly raped then, impregnating them and then beating and starving them until they miscarried. I have found myself sickened so many times in the last couple of weeks reading the paper or listening to the news — a sense of disgust and fury and sadness.
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Stirring then to open the paper and see the brave, bold words from a Hollywood icon, somebody flipping the switch, a woman refusing to be a victim, refusing to live in fear with a sword of Damocles hanging over her head. She doesn’t know she would get the cancer. Nobody knows. But she wasn’t going to hold her breath and wait for the sword to drop.
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I am struck by how hard that is — especially, still, for women. Hard to say, this is what I am doing, this is who I am. Judge me or judge me not.
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Of course, Jolie is no stranger to that kind of bravery and bravado. It has marked her life and career. She has appeared wacky at times: mouth-kissing her brother on stage when she won her 1998 Oscar for “Girl, Interrupted,” wearing around her neck a vile of blood that came from her then husband, the seemingly equally nutty Billy Bob Thornton. We could laugh, we could snort. After all, everything she did was public.
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But there was always the other, altruistic side, her humanitarian work, notably with refugees as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. I should say sides because, of course, she has also been a big movie star, sometimes playing fearsome action heroes, like the butt-kicking Lara Croft. Then came motherhood, the global adoptions — bait for late-night jokes — and Brad Pitt, who extricated himself from a marriage to be with her and with whom she had three more children. And then the directing career.

lmao….,why dont u try to seduced brad point a gun and let him scream……”anony” u are a hero!!!!!! in ur lungz!

good morning all JPs on board!!!

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This is a woman who is willing to keep pushing, trying, loving, doing — not willing to be pigeonholed. She reminds us that women are complex and that this is a cause for celebration not derision.
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As she will, she has taken the narrative back into a serious direction with one breathtaking article — reminding other women that they, too, have choices. Some medical ones, but others, too. That life is big and should be; that you can love kids you adopt as much as those you give birth to, that you can risk looking foolish and gorgeous all at the same time; that having your breasts off does not reduce your femininity, and that you had better look for a life partner who supports you in the choices you make as Pitt is clearly supporting hers. That you don’t have to live in fear.
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It’s a great, vital message — larger maybe than Jolie herself even expected.

The Voice Of Reason @ 05/16/2013 at 8:35 am

Brad Pitt is looking more like a homeless person these days rather than a movie star.

ANGE have run Pitt into the ground…. I’m not a fan of Jen’s but he too better care of himself…. The thing with ANGE she come’s with too many baggiest…..

lmao @ miapocaca.FF is dead?????how about the “beautiful”hehehehe.

Haters keep trying. Brad is wonderful and the world knows it. He is hot .

blessings @ 05/16/2013 at 9:12 am

Two Things:

1. Angie saved herself from cancer for her children and Brad.

2. Angie saved herself to continue her humanitarian responsibilities
and interests around the world for other people.

Now that’s why I can call her a hero! God bless you, Angie and Brad.

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It’s a great, vital message — larger maybe than Jolie herself even expected.
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Here is a thank you note from a Japanese journalist
His journalist partner was told that she was in a very first stage of breast cancer and she went through same surgery like Angie did. But her case was more complicated and more difficult because she had already developped breast cancer.
So he thanked her for her coming-out and giving the world the knowledge about this gentic cancer.
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Thank You Ms. Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s choice (all wriiten in Japanese)
http://bylines.news.yahoo.co.jp/kimuramasato/20130515-00024963/

@miapocca: You’re like a roach, no bug spray is strong enough for you.
Still whistling in the wind, your opinion is like you, worthless, but is not going to stop you from mooing.

I read that after a mastectomy, reconstructed breasts may not have much sensation left in them. So, I was just chatting to a doctor friend of mine over dinner about this and she said that MOST LIKELY she will have some feeling left in her breasts. In fact she said that she may have almost normal feeling left in her breasts and nipples.
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Apparently a lot depends on how the surgery was done. But in her case, Angelina’s surgeon managed to save both the skin of her breasts and the nipples. The nerves run in the subcutaneous layer between the skin and the breast tissue and if not too much damage is done when:
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(a) cutting into the breast and
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(b) removing the breast tissue,
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then the reconstructed breasts will still retain good sensation.
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By way of example my friend explained that when a woman has a caesarian, the cut is lateral to the abdomen and that minimizes the nerve damage because of the way our nerves grow. On the other hand if you cut in an inverted Y shape along the chest and abdomen as you need to for some types of surgery (for example liver transplant), then you MAY not recover very much if any feeling at all in the abdomen because the nerves were cut through causing too much damage. Without doubt skilled surgeons of mastectomy would know how nerves run in a woman’s breasts and have picked the pathway inflicting the minimal damage to the nerves. The surgeons were able to do this because she did not have any tumours so her surgeon didn’t have to cut in a way to first remove any tumours. A point to make here is that Angelina herself said that she had only a few small scars.
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And hopefully, her surgeon has good hands. Because despite all the scientific and medical knowledge all competent surgeons will possess, some surgeons have good hands and some are just kinda not so good hands and it makes a difference.
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BTW, higher fees does not mean better hands in a surgeon . For that, you have to ask another doctor, may be an anaesthetist. Other doctors/surgeons/anaesthetists know which surgeons have good hands and which don’t!

The reason I’m not crying over ANGE breast …… Woman all over the world goes through this DAY IN AND DAY OUT…… I will cry over the woman that DIES because of lack of founding …. Fans SAVE your TEARS you going to need it for FAMILY. FRIENDS. DON’T FOR YOURSELFS…. Some of you loonies are OVERREACTING get a graped….

@Love the JoliePitts: what are you, some crazy@ss stalker? enough already w/this diarrhea.

catinthehat @ 05/16/2013 at 9:28 am

You go girl!!!!! Be very very proud of yourself. and what you are doing for awareness! It is soo important for women to realise that surgeries to remove areas that start a cancer in the first place can save your life. And that you wont be subject to worrying about getting that kind of cancer again . Also the reconstruction nowadays is fabulous… most look better than before… its a tough road, and a long healing process… but so worth it to live a longer life, and be there for your children and family in the future. God Bless you and your family.

@QQQQ #80

Thank you for the sharing.

@Mr and Mrs Smith: – #93

Thank you for the info.

Brad is always (FINE) ANGE is the PROBLEM ….why brad have to deal with all of this…. 8 years ago BRAD look OH SO BEAUTIFUL look at him now WORNOUT ….. I STILL DIGHIM ALWAYS WILL (**~ **) I’m CRYING
FOR HIM…..I will save my tears for him only…..

thanks lylian…..good info.off to work….my vajstastic will be posting at work.

thanks to all the JP’s fans for all the news and links.

anjie is heroic.bless the JOLIEPITT family and bless the fans.

(:) Y SOCIETY IS SO CONSUMED WITH A PERSONS LOOKS, THEY DO NOT LOOK FOR THE INWARD TRUTH ABOUT THE PERSONS.

BRAD PITT IS IN LOVE WITH HIS WIFE ANGELINA, CHARACTER SHOWS HE IS NOT CONSUMED WITH HIS LOOKS. BRAD IS CONSUMED WITH HIS FAMILIES HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.

ONE MORE TIME: BRAD LOVES HIM ANGELINA!

@BP:

Brad looks amazing, the Hen who works for Jared has been routinely, of late, choosing the worst photo of the lot…………take note of the last few Brad threads………it’s patently obvious.

@anustin:
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Yeah, it seems most likely that Angelina will still be able to enjoy her reconstructed breasts when Brad is – shall we say – appreciating them to the fullest.

Don’t be stupid PITT was always about his looks MF…#108 stfu what do you know about anything ….hipercrates we all like him bc of his LOOKS…

OUR GIRL? … NOT MIND….. BEAUTY IS EVERYTHING …. WHEN BRAD PITT AND THAT WOMAN angejolie is talk about their beauty is always first talk about idiots

Say it loud @ 05/16/2013 at 10:38 am

@(:)Y: nah, the thing with angie is she has a strong sense of who she is and what she wants in life. IMO she treats Brad the same way she treats her kids when it comes to his personal style… Wear what YOU want to wear and don’t worry about what the world is thinking. That’s how she is.
Angelina expressing her situation is just another example of her walking her own path. “People say I’m going the wrong way but its simply a way of my own.”

Looks like he uses testosterone and other steroids cause he’s almost 50 of course.That’s why he gets bigger and bigger.

@VRt: he’s had work done to his face. Read the last few articles on Lainey Gossip and she calls it fat face and shows different photos only months apart and he looks like a different person. She says he shouldn’t have had whatever he had done to his face.

Bingo I was right again @ 05/16/2013 at 12:30 am
Damn It sounds like they are going full steam ahead with using the Jolie in Esquire. First with the furniture guy and now his makeup artist. I told y’all before his Pr Team knows angie is the star ever since KTS premieres bombed even before the movie came out. Oops.

an opinion @ 05/16/2013 at 10:49 am

Lamey does not know what she is talking about. His face look fatter because he gained weight.

@an opinion: the proof is in the pictures. Why did he look so drastically different from killing them softly premiere and Cannes premiere to cinema con? He looked like a different person. Let me find the link.

@@Report stfu .. If you had 6 kids to take care of you gain weight too

NAN is a nasty dog …. She calling people dogs … Takes a dog to know a B !TCH DOG….. She acting like ANGE is her child get a LIFE B !TCH Hahahahahaha ….

Brad looks great and buffed. He must have been working out, may be for his next movie.

Cynthia McFadden’s great piece on Angie:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVC0dBGJXZ8&feature=youtu.be
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“Taking the lead, is something Angelina Jolie, has never shied away from.”

Without the beard, Brad looks a lot younger, he is so sexy.

Angelina Jolie’s Brother, James Haven, on Sister’s Mastectomy: “She Makes a Difference in Our World”

by Melanie Bromley Wed., May. 15, 2013 6:49 PM PDT
In times of crisis, family is everything.

Which is why it’s no surprise that Angelina Jolie’s brother James Haven is speaking out exclusively to E! about his sister’s decision to have a double mastectomy.

“There is no question Angelina makes a difference in our world by bringing awareness to so many causes,” he tells E! in an exclusive statement. “Her compassion for humanity alone always makes me honored to call her my sister.”

In keeping with Jolie’s legacy of service, James and Angelina are currently working on a film together called Court of Conscience. James is directing and Angelina is producing.

The film is a huge priority for the siblings who want to make an impact on current laws about child advocacy and helping to change laws at a state and local level.

Court of Conscience is clearly a labor of love for Haven, founder of the CoreCause Foundation, an organization whose sensibility clearly informs the film. “The fundamental belief of CoreCause is to focus on a preventative rather than recovery stand point. Most of the worlds crises are the effects of a ‘core cause’ that if addressed would solve the problem entirely.”

http://uk.eonline.com/news/419488/angelina-jolie-s-brother-james-haven-on-sister-s-mastectomy-she-makes-a-difference-in-our-world

an opinion @ 05/16/2013 at 11:15 am

@Welp: Lamey pic a lousy pic so fit her theory. Compare the pic of Brad posing with Selena Gomez the same night with the other two. Same guy just gained some weight.
http://www.disneydreaming.com/2013/04/21/selena-gomez-meets-brad-pitt-at-the-mtv-movie-awards/

I think Brad’s family and Angie’s brother definitely knew Angie’s surgery before she announced it. Only JV didn’t know since he is a big mouth.

@an opinion: hahah! I think you posted a bad quality photo probably from a phone. The photos from premieres are taken from a high quality camera. Lainey has clear close photos that you can compare.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 11:34 am

# 125 Susan @ 05/16/2013 at 7:48 am
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These tabloid cretins have no shame. Even if BBT is in contact with Angie I think he’d lie to them about it so they’d get out of his face. I know I certainly would and wouldn’t blink while doing so.

lylian @ 05/16/2013 at 10:30 am
@anustin:
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Yeah, it seems most likely that Angelina will still be able to enjoy her reconstructed breasts when Brad is – shall we say – appreciating them to the fullest.
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hmhmhhmhm…..delicious!!!!! anjie’s face alone makes brad’s sing”carry on,carry on.

and never believed the “cross-eyed lamey.the woman got a jaw drop the first time she seeing brad f0cking pitt.she’s a COWARD!nothing else.

Good Morning/Afternoon 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 I hope you all have a great day take care take care God Bless.

Anustin Good Morning
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How’s my Vajtastic sister today? I guess it’s safe to say Your Vaj must well and truly been on fire since you saw your Brad and his swagger lol. Don’t forget Angie is still going to kick you’re a$$ its “look only” but “don’t touch” especially where you are concerned because you have very desirable attentions towards “HER MAN” lol. I hope you are having good day weather wise, as for work, well what I can say you have to go there regardless, yes no rest for the wicked lol pending that is if you get your hands on Bill Gates Money lol

jen the hag @ 05/16/2013 at 11:53 am

hohohoh the HENS are on the rampage ..sorry deadbeat hens you can crow all you want against Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the end of the day they are still at the top of their games .. LAMEY LAINEY knows this and the rest of the Goddess Cirle ..aka ANUSton friends and watchdog bwahahhahah!! Did you see Angelina Jolie’s news are FRONT PAGE NEWS all over the GLOBE… suck it HAGS!! LOL hurts to be on the side of the losing idol TICKY and FYI TICKY will never ever be on the cover of TIME MAGAZINE she’s only good for IN TOUCH and LIFE AND STYLE and the rest of tabloids s.h.i.t bwahhahhahah!!

Good Morning Passing Through
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How are you my dear thanks for keeping up the spirits with your sprinkling of much needed humour for past few days, man we needed it, so proud of our Girl Angie & so proud of our Boy Brad shown such grace & dignity through out this. I had seen your post about John Vought I’m with you its sad to see he still is not on the high list of first to know basis just because of his “loose lips” but at least he’s calmed down his attitude or should I say mellowed in his old age.
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PT you know for a FACT that something must be cooking in the “Hag-Central Headquarters (Tickys house)”, at this very moment, they must be having their one-to –one meeting, with Ticky & Huvane Co-Chairing on the subject of “how to spin this back to them”.
So I have a feeling they will release the story to magazines that are on their pay, with the likes of, Star, Enquires Us & People Magazine will have the stories leaked of “How Ticky sent bouquets of flowers to Angie (you know PT to the address unknown) but she still sent them because she’s a Good Girl remember like she did on all the Births of Brads children lol. Oh and don’t forget Ticky has texted & rang Brad (on the number that’s been disconnected since 2004) giving him her Manly shoulder for him to cry on because we know the Tickster always wants to be associated to them one way or another .

Good Morning Vickifromtexas
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I hope you and family are well & safe I pray you are not based around
especially the area of Texas where the tornado happened, I saw that in the news the devastation it had caused. I pray for all of yours wellbeing and may God keep you all away from harms way
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What a tough few days we had in enduring this shock news about Angie and we are shattered already, but that’s nothing compared to what couple of months of strain Brad, Angie had to endure on their own, not only that, they had also to find the strength in keeping it smooth running with their 6 beautiful babies, with all this they had to endure on their own just is unimaginable and still keeping their daily life running as clockwork as if nothing happened out of ordinary.
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Hats of to them their love & bravery kept them strong & they have come out on the other end as ever “stronger, braver, dignified couple that they are”, who are forever more in love with each other with each passing day God bless them.
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Ironic isn’t it Vicki while the media was begrudging them on petty things from the likes of Angies appearance Oh god forbid what was she thinking when she showed speck of white hair at G8, to Brads few wrinkles under his eyes, and all along they were going through their own private hell. They kept it to themselves with such grace & dignity like they have always shown in everything they do. I love the fact they carry on with what ever May fate throw at them regardless, but they survive every time & grow stronger every day. Take care please post even if its one line just to hear that you are ok ,have a nice day Vicki.

Good Morning Rose
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It was a pleasure seeing you were able to post yesterday, how’s the holiday going? I hope you are taking good care of yourself with the well earned rest and not running around others because I know you, will be making sure every ones ok first.
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Rose can you imagine the amount of strain these past few months had upon them what they had gone though on their own forget about worrying their prospective families, they done it together. Remember haters were snaring on Angie’s few white hair in London during G8 Summit (they were not white in my opinion only shade lighter but that’s besides the point), what I was saying is that when certain media hags were so intent on scrutinizing Brad & Angies appearance should be ashamed of doing so, now that they know what they were going through at the time. Considering they were the same time periods what they as a couple were going through physically & mentally.
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Anyone who has been in the same position as them would, we all very well know it’s a such a draining emotionally and physically period of time to go through let alone thinking about petty trivial things that other narcissist human beings chose to have, so the media can fvck off with their scrutiny because Brad & Angie are forgiven for not looking good to please others. So if god forbid they showed a wrinkle her & white hair there, its nothing compared to the fact Angie has been given the gift of life expectancy & Brad has been given the gift of having this women in his lifetime being besides him, living & loving life to the full content with their children besides them so I pray they together get old grey & wrinkly and still will be looking gorgeous as ever God bless them.

groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 11:59 am

@lylian:
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lylian, thanks for that perspective from the doctor about the possible nerve damage. These are the things I never asked my sister. Unfortunately during her first bout I wasn’t able to get to see her as much as I did during her second.
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Great articles being written in the wake of Angie’s revelation. Moving stuff. Some people are just more evolved than others. It’s not hard to spot them.
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It’s heartening and disheartening at the same time that it takes a big name to shake this issue up so much. It shouldn’t have to but there it is – the reality of the world we live in. Thankfully Angie realizes this and her responsible celebrity lifestyle ends up being a valuable thing.
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Sunny, wonderful and insightful opinion piece by Anne Taylor Fleming.

# Bizzy bee@05/13/10:04pm (reply to from previous thread)
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Good Morning Bizzy bee
How are you my dear sorry wasn’t able to reply back to your self sooner. How proud are we of our Girl Angie for her bravery her grace her dignity she has shown through out this testing times, both Bard & her have dealt with this privately and gracefully and their love has shone throughout.
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I read you post about the cleaning lol and I though we were sisters ok like I said knowing not everything in life is free there is a certain price to pay at times but Damn manual labor, I never thought that would be required from my self just because I am the only adult crashing a kids freebie cinema gig. Bizzy of course in my case you can’t be jailed for child labor no matter how young id dress just to be part of their nieces & nephews team I know I would be able to get away with it even if id tried.
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The things one has to do to get my hands on that “golden free WWZ ticket” ok then I better go out and buy some rubber gloves and a mask …hang on a minute let me gets this clear it is only your house that I’m cleaning? You better not have included the houses of you nieces and nephews bizzy. We have to get some facts ironed out before I commit for my sins, we don’t want no misunderstanding between us before I agree to offer my services lol. Let me remind you that you better be paying me minimum rate of labor if not I’m taking you to the nearest employment tribunal for “unfair dismissal with out the WWZ ticket” so you have been warned. PS don’t act confused on how I managed to turn around this from my asking for a freebie and you ending up paying me for my services, see we all are winners lol.

#Bizzy bee@05/13/13 at 10:44pm (reply to from previous thread)
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Ticky to pay Royalties for the chapter headings I’m coming up for her biography she damn well has to pay me royalties I demand it ok bizzy I agree I don’t like the b.ich but wont say no to her money like Squiggy , money is money after all who cares which wh.orehouse it comes from its still green.
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Glad to hear you have repented my child, by calling Ticky an actress you have been absolved of your sins of calling Ticky an actress lol. Bizzy are you trying to suggesting that Ticky go back to TV, bizzy my dear that isn’t happening for one no one wants an old, untalented hag and 2nd where they can get much beautiful younger and talented women with additional bonus they all look good in HD, apart from Tickys’ ray damaged skin no among of tanning can hide that in HD so please try not to subject “that face” back on to the poor TV viewing public, have some mercy. Any way she needs to just retire and not be seen or heard I would much prefer that ok I know I’ll also add in an ideal world that’s what I would wish for.

thanks fy1 for the news and link.

phool,baby.vajstastic is looking fantastic!!!!! u know …fertilizer!

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 12:05 pm

# 138 lylian @ 05/16/2013 at 9:16 am
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Thanks for the info about still having feeling in the reconstructed breasts. I wondered about that because she was so specific about saving the nipple and the breast skin that covered them. It would be horrible to not have any sensation at all. From what I could gather this operation was done in sort of the same fashion as an old school boob job with small incisions either underneath the breast (or high up the chest wall near the armpit). That should minimize nerve damage considerably. When a nerve is severed in an operation it can take YEARS to get the feeling back. I had complications with a gallbladder removal and they ened up having to cut me open to remove it. It’s been almost 13 years and part of my adbomen is still slowly coming around. It’s annoying as hell because if you have an itch you can scratch and scratch and scratch…still have that itch. It almost like your nerve endings are laughing at you. I wouldn’t wish that on even Tampon. Then again, she doesn’t feel anything anyway so it wouldn’t matter.

#love The JoliePitts @05/14/13 at 1:10am (reply to from previous thread)
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Good Morning Love The JoliePitts

How are you my dear apologies for not being able to write back to yourself sooner. Considering what’s happened with Angie its touched lots of nerves and brought it closer to home the realities, the disparities when life throws a curve ball at you in testing times. You become stronger in overcoming any adversity and grab it with both hands and make sure you “can turn it around for the better”, the rejoice It brings to loved ones in bringing them ever so more together in giving us “the hope of life” at the end of the tunnel.
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First and foremost it’s been a very difficult few days for us fans to hear this news about Angie, but also tremendous news that all has gone well and hopefully she is recovering to her full health as we speak. Yes OUR Angie is a fighter she’s a tigress who would do anything to keep her families wellbeing intact she took the bull by the horn and tacked her demon face on, Love is that Brave ? Is that Courageous? Is that heroic? Then the answer is most defiantly yes. Like thousands of women out there she has shone the light saying to them don’t be afraid you are not alone in this fight I am here with you every step of the way, like a sister , like a daughter, like a mother would do with you so don’t you all ever forget that. She’s got the dialogue going she has shone the light on awareness.
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Yes Love, she has a another hurdle (ovarian) to pass, but god willing & with all our prayers & million others behind her she will come out fighting fit as ever showing the world. It takes one tremendous brave young lady to put pen to paper and pour her heart out to the world in her op-ed, “what a magnificent piece of write up that was” Love, Angie had led her readers by the hand and walked them through her journey with the utmost Dignity and bravery in my eyes.
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The brave journey she had never once shied away from, the severity of the Subject explaining it in such a way that she is also educating you in the process saying “don’t worry your not on your own out there, I am with you every step of the way” don’t lose hope there is light at the end of the tunnel. She showed such love and respect towards Brad for his help & support with such grace & dignity love I cant stop my self using these words over and over again as that’s what she & Brad both personify in my eyes and know in the eyes of the world. Just look at the out poor of love for both of them and that isn’t because the power of celebrity that’s the power of their humanity.
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She is so articulate and very well learned, in her subjects may whatever they be she learns & researches them which puts me to shame not knowing so in depth knowledge of various subjects out there, she explains it with such fines and dignity and we salute her for this . She has shone the light on taboo subjects from “homelessness to refugees to Rape to Body image” having the utmost respect of her subjects. I used the word “Body Image” in context of her article to NY saying that your partners would love you beyond the flesh and bone that is seen that love goes much much deeper than visual imagery. Love she has yet again changed the course of discussion on Cancer & its survivors with her openness and warmth never shying away from its downfalls.
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If Angies honest & heartfelt Op-ed wasn’t enough playing havoc on my and everyone’s senses, Brad has to go along and wreck us even more with his what I call “Love letter to his beloved Angie” in his words of love he beard his soul in his emotions, oh man, why do men always bring us to our crumpling knees with their words I never know Love. Lol.
It’s a blessing to have great partners & loved ones around you, supporting you on every step of the way, may it be in the form of holding your hands, drying your tears, soothing those fears away, encouraging them not to lose hope, not to lose faith in their love. They cry together they laugh together that’s life, yes some of us are “tested” more than “others” in this life time but we all live another day and hold our heads up with the dignity and grace and take every thing that is thrown at us and carry on regardless.
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Ok I need to move on because I’m already a blubbering mess lol, Love you said you wanted to me post the double the amount, are you kidding me ?people already are sick to death with my long winded posts and links & you want me to tip them further over the edge tut tut as if they haven’t suffered enough. Uhh all these demands that’s just plain old slavery you want me to post twice, bizzy bee, wants me to clean her house don’t ask I tried to blag my way into getting free WWZ ticket by joining her nieces & nephews. As with every thing in life nothing comes for free I should have known, she has lured me into doing a cleaning job at her house can you believe it that just plain old slavery,
Even under the bed can you believe the cheek of her to even suggest that? Me get in a position so un-lady like with my big bottom stuck up in the air or in my case stuck under the bed she’d be lucky if she gets me out of under there lol.
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Love I’m extra proud of you today being a true Brad & Angie fan and being able to beat the Trolls at their game by posting first, because you know they are on speed dial when ever a new thread pops ups and they start trolling away with never heard of monikers and never after first two pages lol. So for that my sister you get an extra viral hugs & kisses. With fans like yourself spreading the good word in good faith Brad & Angie are proud to have god bless & take care & take a headache pill lol.

#anustin @ 05/16/2013 at 12:04 pm
vajstastic is looking fantastic!!!!! u know …fertilizer!
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LOL thanks for making me fall of my chair ..Oh Anustin you make me fall in love with you even more with your one liners even with your “fertilizer” included of course lol

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 12:13 pm

# 153 an opinion @ 05/16/2013 at 10:49 am
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Ignore the troll. It’s pretty damned obvious that Lamey don’t know squat about Brad or Angelina and definitely not Brad AND Angielina. The man has been living with the knowledge that his wife was going to need to remove one of his favorite play things – probably for over 6 months. Dude has a right to gain a few pounds being preoccupied with REAL LIFE. As we all know, 38 yaer-old bloggers who follow tween pop singers’ love lives aren’t exactly the best judge of weight gain vs. restylane or any other cosmetic procedure.

@Dawne:

Dawne you wrote this on the first page:
Only Angelina is worthy of a guy of this heart, smarts, talent and loyalty. No damn wonder they are such an iconic couple……one of the very great love stories. As one piece said, “Their sin was falling in love…….now throw out the Team tee shirts. Now the world will really move on. It is so apparent this amazing man loves this woman as much as anyone can love another. Each a major force on their own, they are formidable as a couple.”

Can you post the link to this piece you mentioned? Thanks!

groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 12:31 pm

@Passing Through:
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PT, you will love this. Ian the Liar finally posted something and claims he was ready to go to press with this news. ROTFLMAO!!!!
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Naturally his knuckle dragging, drooling lemmings believe him. More ROTFLMAO!!!!
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As if any gossip monger would have sat on this story for three whole months. Hell, they wouldn’t have sat on it for one day. He claims he was working on a story with Aussie rags. Bwwwaaaaahhhhh. Naturally he has no facts to back him up.
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As much as I realize Angie’s popularity worldwide I am still amazed at the worldwide reaction.

@ITA: The power of Jolie

It’s called Love,commitment and strength.Family,the Jolie-Pitts.

@AWHODAT!:

It was on the original thread with just the photo of Angie…..there were so many quoted articles I just skimmed through them all…..didn’t copy or pay a lot of attention as to their source as I as still in a state of shock. When you have the time you will find it there likely in a quote or link form. Good luck. That thread is chock full of goodies.

Brad’s finally looking his age Never thought I’d see the day. That’s not a bad thing.

I have tons of respect for Angelina that’s no easy choice to make especially in a society that ties women’s sexuality to her breasts.

I hope she can an inspire other women to look into various health care options and be proactive.

Brad looks like he’s gained weight but good weight, muscle, not fat.

@Passing Through:
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It’s been almost 13 years and part of my adbomen is still slowly coming around. It’s annoying as hell because if you have an itch you can scratch and scratch and scratch…still have that itch.
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Pardon me for saying this but – an itch in the abdomen is not the same as an itch in the breast – with Brad Pitt doing the scratching –
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LOL!

@anustin: Leave it to you to put things in perspective, carry on, carry on, LOL, maybe these last few months he could not, hence the weight gain (exercise & stress).
Ever notice when peope are beautiful, they don’t worry about how they look, but the ones that look like the back of a bus, are always going on about someone looks.

@groundcontrol:

LOL.. those fools will eat up all that crap like candy. He has to be laughing at them. ugh..

#groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 12:31 pm
As much as I realize Angie’s popularity worldwide I am still amazed at the worldwide reaction.

Hi groundcontrol,I know your post was directed at PT but i have to say groundcontrol, to the rest of the world Angie is more than just an actress, she has made a much bigger mark on the World audience with her humanitarian work, so in her case we know already its about the “brains” behind that beauty what countsto them. Those who work in cancer treatment , advocacy & fellow sufferers/ survivors all have praised Angelina Jolie’s op-ed in the New York Times detailing her decision to undergo a preventative double mastectomy, Grouncontrol that piece of writing stripped down to its core which exposed the severity of the subject with such openness & honesty in which way she communicated not only held searingly truthfully, which is enormously rare. Apart from that she is after all Angleina Jolie whats not to love.

#Susan @ 05/16/2013 at 1:20 pm
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Susan to us Brad is beautiful in any shape of size ..he looks mighty fine to me with that sawger lol

Angie is respected World Wide, for many reasons, she always respects a Country’ s customs, and never comes across as an Ugly American and people realizes that, she is sincere in her efforts.
When she makes a promise, she does her best to full fill it, a reporter once said she was in a refugee camp and this young girl with part of her arm missing gave her the biggest hug and asked her to give it to Angie. In some way she touched that child’s life.

Good article:
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Tracey Cleantis
Angelina Jolie: Goddess, Amazon, Woman
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However, it was on Tuesday when I learned of her double mastectomy that Angelina left the half-human/half-goddess pantheon and transformed herself, in my mind, into a full-blooded Amazonian, who would be more at home hanging out with Persephone, Hecate and Demeter on the white carpets of Mt. Olympus than she is on the red-carpet with mere mortals like Halle Berry or Nicole Kidman. And this is where I am serious: this action, I think, was an almost archetypal instinct. C.G. Jung, the father of archetypal psychology, wouldn’t be laughing if he was alive to read this either. You see, Jung believed that archetypes are, as James Hall explains, “collective universal patterns or motifs which come from the collective unconscious and are the basic content of religions, mythologies, legends, and fairytales.” The archetypes emerge in individual behavior. We all have moments when we are, so to speak, channeling the gods. Even I have my moments when I am less myself and more Artemis. In my work as a therapist, I am often Demeter. When I get home from work and lay on the couch and watch House Hunters, all goddess/archetype channeling are off (as I don’t think there is a god or goddess associated with mindless TV watching).
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Tuesday morning, I read about Angelina’s choice to undergo a preventive double mastectomy in order to give her children a greater chance of having a mother who would be there for them. Reading this, yes, how could I not think of the Amazons. Let me give you some background about the Amazonians. The Amazons were a matriarchal culture who were known to be fierce warriors (Lara Croft, Wonder Woman and Xena the Warrior Princess are all modern-ish day Amazons). The amazons were so called because they were known as the “a-mazos” which means “without breast.” This name came from the belief that the Amazons had their right breast cut off, so they would be able to better shoot an arrow or throw a javelin. Homer describes them as “those who fight like men.” Supposedly the only time that the Amazons left their all-female island was when they went to an island to procreate in order to have children. These women warriors traveled to get their kids (remember Angelina’s trip to Cambodia?).
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Like the Amazons, Jolie bravely and fiercely fights, choosing to cut off what might harm her and what could take her from what she loves most. In that single image, Jolie was no longer a goddess; now, to me, she was a mother. A mother who so loved her children that she couldn’t allow illness or death to separate her from them. Forevermore, no matter how perfect or mysterious or mythical her pout may seem, I have seen through the veil of mystery that she creates, and I see what is most real and beautiful about Angelina. In doing so, I see her humanity, and see that it is so much more lovely than any goddess could be.
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For complete article go to this link:
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tracey-cleantis/angelina-jolie-goddess_b_3283720.html
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What I want to know is: What are they replacing Obamacare with? Anything better? Anything at all other than the same old same old?
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Even the much derided NHS covers testing of women with a family history of cancer for the BRCA 1 and 2 mutation. But in the US, i keep reading this confusion about whether the BRCA test costs of $3,000 is covered by insurance. And if you have a family history of cancer, can you get insurance?
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For full article:
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/us/politics/house-republicans-to-vote-again-on-repealing-health-care.html?src=mb
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House to Vote Yet Again on Repealing Health Care Law
By JEREMY W. PETERS
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“The guys who’ve been up here the last year, we can go home and say, ‘Listen, we voted 36 different times to repeal or replace Obamacare,’ ” said Representative Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina at a gathering of conservatives recently. “Tell me what the new guys are supposed to say?” In addition to this week’s vote, there are also at least 15 separate Republican bills pending in Congress with titles like “American Liberty Restoration Act” and “Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act” that are either full or partial repeals.
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But despite the criticism, there are some very tangible political benefits for Republicans’ voting against the president. Repealing the health care law is an issue that unites their party, which has split over several major bills already this year.
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And even after their electoral losses last year, more Republicans now come from conservative districts where health care remains as resonant an issue as it was in 2010.

“It’s something that we wanted to move up on the list of priorities,” said Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who leads an influential group of House conservatives who are often pushing their leadership to the right. “And I’m glad they listened to us.

first and last post @ 05/16/2013 at 1:56 pm

It is important to note to all those judging and criticizing AJ’s decision…for all that the media and therefore the public knows without full disclosure to the details and specifics, no one except AJ and her doctor knows the pre-condition to her decision towards a double mastectomy…e.g. mutation status, penetrance of the BRCA gene mutation and preoperative imaging examination results, there may be more than what is publicly known and of course that is private information. So to criticize and judge based on news media is one of the lowest criterias towards credibility of any POV. You may be expressing an op but from ignorance…and it is your right to show ignorance but there is no glory nor pride in using that “right” unwisely to show your right be st.up.id. Moreover if others respect your right to be st.up.id, respect AJ’s right to make a personal choice for what she thinks is in the best interest of her family whom she knows best…she does not have to defend herself to anyone.
My stat in getting through mod is near zero percent so I better state this here and hope it gets through…Hi to all JP posters and lurkers. vickifromtexas…hope you are tornado safe; gc don’t eat any cicadas accidentally, keep your mouth closed while outside LOL.

@Phool: Brad’s swagger is off the charts in the last eight years, he is more open
about his Social views. Brad as Angie said is a thinker.
If the fans think this week was hard for us, I can only imagine both of them waiting for the Pathology reports to come back. Phool honestly, I did not know it would hit me this hard.
My niece called at 7 and my nephew sent a text, usually my niece ignores my fandom, but that morning, she said she was very proud of Angie.
She works in cancer research.

He might not look like he did when he was in Thelma and Louise, but considering he is almost 50, he still looks better than a lot of men 20 years younger. I am sure Angelina isn’t complaining.

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/why-brad-pitt-gives-angelina-better-chance-beating-170300969.html

Why Brad Pitt Gives Angelina a Better Chance of Beating Cancer

Perhaps you’ve heard that Angelina Jolie recently had a double mastectomy. (Ok, you’ve definitely heard that Angelina Jolie recently had a double mastectomy.) The actress underwent the surgery to decrease her chances of developing breast cancer – the same disease that killed her mother in her ’50s.

According to Jolie’s op-ed in the New York Times, her doctors told her she had an estimated 87% chance of getting breast cancer, as well as a 50% risk of ovarian cancer. As such, rather than wait for the very likely event that she develop a tumor, she went ahead with the life-changing procedure.

Rich and famous actress or no, there is one thing that is beyond debate about Jolie’s experiece: it’s very hard to sit in a doctor’s office and hear that you have a near-90% chance of getting cancer (the same cancer that killed your mother) unless you undergo major surgery.

Throughout the press explosion over the issue, Jolie has made one thing clear -that she has had complete unwavering support from her longterm partner, Brad Pitt.

The whole story is made sexier and far more public by the fact that these are two of the biggest celebrities in the world, but the effects of a supportive partner during a serious illness are real, whether you’re a movie star or not. Plenty of studies point to the “overall health effects” of being in a longterm partnership, but when it comes to a health crisis, the benefits get very specific. A 2011 study found that men diagnosed with cancer had a 35% lower chance of dying from it if they were married. Another found that married people who had coronary-artery bypass surgery were 2.5 times more likely to be alive 15 years later than unmarried people. A 2012 study of lung cancer treatment found that 33% of married patients were still alive after three years, compared to 10% of singles, with women faring better than men.

Of course there are all sorts of variables and scenarios that can affect whether or not being married makes a difference in one specific case or another. But the idea that having another person there for you, supporting you and staying deeply invested in whether or not you make it, is something that makes a profound difference to people facing serious illnesses. At its core, this is why we partner up for life (or at least, try to), despite all the biological impulses that seem to push us away from lifelong commitment to 1 person. A human life will involve hardship, pain, and illness. Having someone by your side to help you endure and overcome whatever shows up down the path – that is really what partnership is about. Brad Pitt didn’t create this health benefit to partnership, but he’s certainly illustrating it for the rest of us.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 2:10 pm

# 160 fyi @ 05/16/2013 at 11:13 am
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In keeping with Jolie’s legacy of service, James and Angelina are currently working on a film together called Court of Conscience. James is directing and Angelina is producing.
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Nice to see James putting his film degree to use. I honestly don’t know how Angie finds the time and energy for everything she does, but keep on doin’ what she do…

Bid 4 a Ferragamo Purse Signed by Angelina Jolie & autographed baseball Moneyball by Brad Pitt .

http://www.32auctions.com/organizations/8049/auctions/8876

@Passing Through:
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Angelina is directing, acting, mothering, life partnering, befriending her circle of friends, humanitarianing, recovering from a major operation, writing and producing.
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JHo has Echo whatever films with her friend Hahn and they hardly produce anything.
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I guess keeping an eye on your gigolo is really time consuming.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 2:28 pm

# 170 Phool @ 05/16/2013 at 11:53 am
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So I have a feeling they will release the story to magazines that are on their pay, with the likes of, Star, Enquires Us & People Magazine will have the stories leaked of “How Ticky sent bouquets of flowers to Angie (you know PT to the address unknown) but she still sent them because she’s a Good Girl remember like she did on all the Births of Brads children lol.
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That doesn’t make sense? Why wouldn’t Ticky know Angie’s address? It’s the same Los Feliz house Brad owned when he met Ticky. I know she’s dumb as a box of used spark plugs but even she ought to remember the address.

Seems like Peter Travers has seen the film.

“Rumors of reshoots, rewrites and production problems have plagued World War Z ever since Marc Forster’s $170 million-plus film adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 novel began filming back in 2011. Screw the toxic buzz. The nerve-frying, addictively exciting WWZ comes ready to rock. It grabs you and squeezes hard – no mercy. The suspense is killer as Brad Pitt, generating mega-watt star power, plays a United Nations troubleshooter out to zap a global zombie invasion. The dead don’t walk, they sprint. You can feel the oozing buggers even when you can’t see them. Check out that opening attack in Philadelphia. Tension, not gore, fuels this great summer ass-kick. It’s everything you want in a blockbuster – smart, shifty, and scary as hell. ”

From RS.com

Esquire Magazine ‏@Esquiremag now

“He’s crazy about her, and she’s the same way about him.” — The Life of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt http://esqm.ag/6010XIHM

Y’all notice the daily pap NYC walks ended after Jolie announcement came out. Coincidence, I think not.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 2:41 pm

# 182 groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 12:31 pm

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 2:41 pm

# 182 groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 12:31 pm
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ROTLFMAO. Mr. IUC is so full of caca. Like you said – no journalist would sit on this story for longer than it took them to dial their boss and spill the beans. I knew that pack of dimwits were gullible, but damn. Now would be a good time for Mr. IUC to sell them his collection of 1976 Ford Pintos.
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As you also noted – the worldwide notice that Angie’s announcement garnered is unprecendented for a non-government\non-sporting\ event. It’s just amazing how quickly the story spread and the almost universal support of peopl from all over the world. Yeah, there are a few naysayers and bobbleheads, but for the most part the reactions have been positive, supportive and understanding. Anyone who doesn’t understand or says she’s not heroic or “brave” has NOT put themselves in her shoes or is simply an antisocial psycho killer wondering why everyone looks at them whenever someone’s pet goes missing.

@lylian: As for “sensation”, it’s been a couple of years since my surgery, and some of the feeling never returned, but enough returned to make me forget they’re not my “originals”. And maybe this is TMI, but the doctors will tell you that the nipples may lose the ability to become erect when stimulated, either from the cold or whatever, but I was lucky, and I’m sure Angie has the best Doctors in the world, and had as good if not a better outcome. As for how the breasts look, I can guarantee Angelina is happy with the results, as Brad has already said, if she had never come forward, no one would have known.

groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 2:44 pm

@Phool:
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Hey Phool, I completely agree with you. Most of the world sees her as so much more than an entertainer. I suspect that has become the case here in the US as well. Maybe I shouldn’t have been as surprised as I was but as we have all said we recognize she wasn’t the first to discuss the issue but she certainly seems to be the one who sent the discussions rocketing up.
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Every time Angie handles an issue or an aspect of her career I think I can’t be more impressed and yet I am continually amazed at her revelations and her life and my respect just grows.

groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 2:48 pm

@twitter:
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RE: World War Z
Seems like Peter Travers has seen the film.
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“ . . . Screw the toxic buzz. . . Tension, not gore, fuels this great summer ass-kick. It’s everything you want in a blockbuster – smart, shifty, and scary as hell. ”
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Great news. But shhhhh. Don’t tell salacious, she’s still trying to convince her sophomoric self that only gore sells.

first and last post @ 05/16/2013 at 2:49 pm

@lylian:

Hi lylian,
I’m reposting my post from a previous thread because it answers some of your questions.# 58 first and last post @ 05/14/2013 at 1:32 pm
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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to add to the above post, insurance companies will probably not release any information until October when the insurance exchanges open. Unlikely health insurance plans will pay for genetic testing…they are not mandated now nor will they be under Obamacare…just like health plans do not test for predisposition to any specific medical disease eg diabetes, colon cancer, hypertension et al but do cover testing for current undiagnosed medical conditions via mammograms, MRI’s, blood lab tests etc. It is possible with AJ’s bringing forth the notoriety of such genetic predispositions, in the future some health insurances with high premiums and/or high out-of-pocket options may decide to do so. However what is more or less agreed upon is that premiums will go up with certain qualifications and exceptions as specified under Obamacare such as premiums cannot discriminate between genders (currently female rates are higher than male rates because females tend to use health care more than men.)

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 2:49 pm

# 188 lylian @ 05/16/2013 at 1:18 pm
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Even though I couldn’t feel it, Brad is more than welcome to scratch my stomach,lower or higher…anytime he wants. I will then say my goodbyes to all family and friends because I’d be dead shortly thereafter. All Angie’s have to do is arch an eyebrow and give me the Z Stink-eye Special (You know Z had to learn that somwehere). I’d be a goner in not time flat.

@twitter: The Trolls are not going to be happy with Peter Travers after they read this. LOL “We’re the Millers”
In Theaters: August 9
In this tarted-up road trip movie, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis play mom and dad. Except she’s a stripper helping him smuggle weed across the Mexican border. Their kids are fake, and I’m getting depressed just thinking about this.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 2:49 pm

# 188 lylian @ 05/16/2013 at 1:18 pm
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Even though I couldn’t feel it, Brad is more than welcome to scratch my stomach,lower or higher…anytime he wants. I will then say my goodbyes to all family and friends because I’d be dead shortly thereafter. All Angie’s have to do is arch an eyebrow and give me the Z Stink-eye Special (You know Z had to learn that somwehere). I’d be a goner in not time flat.
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Another brilliant post. If Brad touched me I’d just die, he’s so dreamy…WTF LOL!!! How OLD ARE anyway?

groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 2:57 pm

@Passing Through:
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# 182 groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 12:31 pm
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I knew that pack of dimwits were gullible, but damn. Now would be a good time for Mr. IUC to sell them his collection of 1976 Ford Pintos.
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LOL! I love you PT. Hitting the nail on the head as usual.
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Anyone who doesn’t understand or says she’s not heroic or “brave” has NOT put themselves in her shoes or is simply an antisocial psycho killer wondering why everyone looks at them whenever someone’s pet goes missing.
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ROTFLMAO!! Another nail – another head!
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They know the reality but they would never admit it. While I realize some of them are batshite crazy, there are others who are just flat out nasty beyotches and are perfectly aware of how brave this is and how helpful to the discussion Angie’s Op-Ed piece is.

twitter @ 05/16/2013 at 2:32 pm

Seems like Peter Travers has seen the film.

“Rumors of reshoots, rewrites and production problems have plagued World War Z ever since Marc Forster’s $170 million-plus film adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 novel began filming back in 2011. Screw the toxic buzz. The nerve-frying, addictively exciting WWZ comes ready to rock. It grabs you and squeezes hard – no mercy. The suspense is killer as Brad Pitt, generating mega-watt star power, plays a United Nations troubleshooter out to zap a global zombie invasion. The dead don’t walk, they sprint. You can feel the oozing buggers even when you can’t see them. Check out that opening attack in Philadelphia. Tension, not gore, fuels this great summer ass-kick. It’s everything you want in a blockbuster – smart, shifty, and scary as hell. ”

From RS.com
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Thanks, I can’t wait to see the movie.

Liked this @ 05/16/2013 at 3:00 pm

http://www.annehelenpetersen.com/?p=3255

“But as star scholar Richard Dyer explains, actors becomes stars when their images “act out” what matters to broad swaths of people. For many years, Jolie acted out deviance and rebellion; for many years after, she acted out motherhood, multiculturalism, and philanthropic engagement. Those valences are all still very much a part of Jolie’s image, but today they’re emboldened by a very conscious decision to publicize a procedure that literally removed a primary locus of her star power. And that decision — the very fearlessness of it — is actually very much in line with her image up to this point.
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Still paying critics? @ 05/16/2013 at 3:02 pm

@groundcontrol: remember killing them softly received raves from critics and an F score from actual movie goers.

Go Figure! @ 05/16/2013 at 3:06 pm

@Passing Through: Why would she even bother sending flowers? Angie has never been one of her “friends”. After all, she’s getting ready to co-host the Ellen show, if I read this right.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 3:09 pm

# 195 CLINIQUA @ 05/16/2013 at 1:54 pm
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I’ve seen a number of stories like this over the last 2 days and it’s starting to annoy me tht they don’t mention the Zahara Children’s Center in Ethiopia or the work they’re financing with the Harness Wildlife Foundation in Namibia in Shiloh’s name. I know it’s hard to list EVERYTHING Angie has done, but it would be nice to see ALL her children’s projects given their due. They don’t have anything in France yet but knowing Angie – theyre’ working on it.
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PS – The other reason all of these stories are starting to annoy me is that they’re reading like obituaries! The wman is still alive, kicking ass and taking names and the good lord willing will be doing so for another 40 or 50 years.

JPfan#207……..she must be deadshit scary a ratzi might ask her”what do u think of angie’s op.ed………her word”uncool” then people who got the big C will chew to pieces……sorry. btw…..does she understand what is an op’ed???my bad.

A fan upthread posted a link to one of the many articles about Angie’s choice which i noticed was an article from a hen named tracey cleantis writing on huffnpuff. Heres the article:
http://huff.to/10TeKmP

Just another hag now jumping on Angie’s bandwaggon to get some reflected glory. Go read the article. While its all complimentary and saccharine etc., the b!tch DOES reveal that the last Angie film she watched was Girl Interrupted, and that she had chosen to ‘side’ with the whinning/pity-party-loving loser and had chosen NOT to ‘side’ with Angie in the nonexistent ‘triangle’. So i posted this comment and i sincerely hope that loser-b!tch hen sees it.:

How UNFORTUNATE for you, tracey dear, that despite your particular education in a field that offers you the opportunity to have a greater insight into human nature than the average person, it took you so long to recognize the highly evolved human being that Angelina is, compared with the pathetic creature who CHOSE to seek the world’s pity for the fact that she and her husband decided to divorce each other AND, in fact sought to BLAME the woman whom her former husband chose as his mate and the mother of his children.

It doesnt say much about your perspicacity or even your basic intelligence, that you failed to see WHO was manipulating the press all these many years, seeking the world’s pity (and in the process garnering a little bit more than her more-than-adequate 15 minutes;/hint: ask yourself how famous/high-profile today are the other cast members from Friends and if that lack of fame has anything to do with the fact that none of them were married to Brad Pitt).

In the final analysis, heres what your CHOICE to ‘side’ with aniston vs your CHOICE NOT to ‘side’ with Angelina really means: ordinary, low self-esteem, low-achievers ALWAYS choose the company of others like themselves.

@220
Remember Moneyball received rave reviews from critics and A- cinema score from GA. So what’s your point ? Looks like travers might have seen the film. He said something similar back a month before Moneyball came out in his fall movie preview, that gave the impression that he had seen it.

I believe he gave Moneyball 4 and half out of 5. Back then.

Does anyone know when Esquire mag is out?

BTW, it should be mighty interesting to see how marlo thomas (a major anustainlover and a sometimes-blogger on huffnpuff and st jude’s spokesman) react to this world-wide story. Methinks she’ll prolly go underground until it blows over. LMAO

groundcontrol @ 05/16/2013 at 3:36 pm

@first and last post:
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Hey FALP, thanks for the great information. That’s what this is all about after all. Educating and empowering people to take control of their health and their lives.
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Our Bodies, Ourselves: The Next Generation LOL!

Oh Oh Oh. I take it all back about Marlo Thomas. Heres her response to Angie’s choice. Its a nice article:
http://huff.to/12yvcHw

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 3:47 pm

# 203 lylian @ 05/16/2013 at 2:22 pm
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Here’s 2 Ticky things that occurred to me reading your post -
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1. Did you notice that Ticky’s Love Tour of NYC stopped dead in its tracks on Tuesday when Angie’s announcement went viral? Biiitch ain’t been seen, let alone with her boobs hanging out of a too small dress as she did over the weekend or walking the streets clutching Squiggy’s hand like this is her first time in NYC (where she was RAISED!) and she’s sacred some gangbanger is gonna snatch her off the streets or at the very least mess up the hair she’s in NYC to pimp.
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2. Did you see the announcement that 27 year-old Scarjo is getting ready to direct her first feature film? She just up and announced it. There was no interview for her hair whilst claiming she wants to direct a film within the next 5 years. ScarJo just went out, find a script, got some financing and then made the announcement. Isn’t it amazing how everyone in showbiz does this…except Ticky? She has to make an announcement of what she’d LIKE to do…and then NOT pony up the bar. That’s why she’s The Biggest Fraud In Show Biz. She’s just sitting around waiting for people too give her shite. That may have worked when she was married to Brad…but in cae she hasn’t been paying attention the last 8 years – she’s NOT married to Brad anymore and she has to EARN the shite she ‘wants”. She’s glommed on to Marta Kauffman again because it’s easy to “be a good boss” when someone else is doing all the heavy lifting.

THANK YOU MARLO THOMAS FOR A GREAT WRITE -UP REGARDING ANGELINA’S DECISION!

Wonderbust @ 05/16/2013 at 3:59 pm

Wow that Marlo THomas piece was beautiful uh oh what will the hens say

@a lurker:
WWZ will be epic

Angora revelations definitely brought more light and searching for info talk and openness. Offcourse different women can choose what is best for them differently. Just saw also frozen talking a bout it. It is being disscussed every where for couple days i think no one deny that can be a good thing.
Idol also belive Angie is lucky to have a partner who is supportive. That’s is also something that shouldn’t be undermined

@BP: I was really impressed by Marlo Thomas’ write-up about Angelina. Always loved the That Girl reruns, even though they’re really corny, but when she went on to portray Rachel’s mom on Friend’s, I put away my That Girl dvd collection, now I think I’ll watch a few episodes of Donald and Ann who never got past the kissing phase in their relationship.I just wonder if Rachel is going to stop talking to this ‘Mother” too, because you know she would take this as a betrayal.

@Wonderbust:
I hope ticky and her hens learn that you cannot keep good people down,i remember when hens use to say people donot care for angie and that she was hated,which is the direct opposite,my family members who do not know anything about hollywood were really impressed,the last ticky supporter in my family just turn into angie lover

ian the pig said he knew about this,ha ha ha ha ha ha that guy is mental

Omg all my type is changed to something else lol

BTW you guys, did you know that little stinker donald diDumptrump had the nerve to comment on Angie’s choice??? Of course, because he wants some reflected glory he tried to be nice but he’s just a coattail rider of the lowest kind.

Heres his tweet:
Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump
I totally respect that Angelina Jolie has shown such great bravery in the face of danger – she has really come a long and positive way!

Incidentally, if you check #angelinajolie you can see what the twitterverse has been saying since Tuesday about Angie’s choice.

@AWHODAT!:
I cannot stand trump,he saw what we all knew a long time ago that angie is a good person

Angie inspired that was brave
Now I am truly ready to read about their love,fun,happiness and wwz bring it on…..:))

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 4:31 pm

# 205 twitter @ 05/16/2013 at 2:32 pm
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Seems like Peter Travers has seen the film.
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Cool. Travers is one of the most respected criics out there. Hopefully Man of Steel will suck the weekend beefore WWZ opens and the courier with the kiddie flick Monsters University will get lost on the way to theaters and it won’t arrive until the following Monday morning. LOL!

He is such a DILF! I wouldn’t mind hitting it with an almost 50 yr old Man if he looks like BRAD! http://loljam.com/post/2999

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 4:38 pm

# 207 JP Fan @ 05/16/2013 at 2:35 pm
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LOL. I should have known someone else noticed that, too. All these media people always say how “savvy” Angie is with her PR but she’s got nothing on Ticky – who the media still refuses to call bullshite on when she pulls those staged photo ops. She knew she couldn’t be seen while Angie was still headline material because the ratzis she hired to follow her would STILL ask what she thought of Angie’s announcement. I don’t really expect to see Ticky again until at least the first of June. But, never fear, she’ll be back in time for Brad’s press work and the US premieres of WWZ. So many coattails to ride and never enough time…

Wonderbust @ 05/16/2013 at 4:43 pm

@Passing Through:
You didn’t hear? One of the hens posted a link that ticky is co-hosting Ellen next week to promote her next bomb. The movie is 3 months away and she is already promoting hmmmm

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 4:47 pm

# 221 Go Figure! @ 05/16/2013 at 3:06 pm
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You’re kidding, right? It’s a PR goldmine, that’s why. I think “flowers” is like the cinematic McGuffin – it could literally be anything. The point being that Ticky would want it known that she has truly moved on, she’s not bitter, she’s got her own stolen man and see, what a big-hearted person she is – she sent flowers\card\plant\etc. to her mortal enemy, the woman who stole her husband, who 8 years later everyone questions whether she’s truly over or not. Therfore Ticky is STILL a better person than Angie. That’s Huvsy PR School 101 for today. I’m surprised she hasn’t done it – and leaked it – yet. They’re getting a little sloppy…

@Wonderbust:

Ellen has co host.. well well.. I haven’t see her show in a while. Won’t be watching. I’m still reeling over the Angie news. I need a long weekend to get it all together.

Nice to see the good news about WWZ.. it will put the hens in overdrive. they will spin it some way. and I’m not even going to go there. They are idiots and you can only deal with foolish people for so long.

LOL… so now Gwenny has backtracked on her comments about the MET Gala.. I thought she would never go there again.. Now she is praising it. boy it is sh*t when you have to eat crow.. but I guess Gwenny got Mario or someone to cook it up in a classy way.. (gag me)

Dr. Oz show started , with him calling Angie Heroic, then went on to show what the surgery was. Then he had people with the same faulty Gene on, twins one had the surgery and the other one was apprehensive.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 5:06 pm

# 245 Wonderbust @ 05/16/2013 at 4:43 pm
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Oh yeah. I saw that. I forgot about it. It was a few threads ago and there were so many threads I couldn’t keep up. I remember rolling my eyes, of course, and muttering about more coattailing. Brad’s out right now promoting WWZ. Huvsy can’t stand it when Brad or Angie are promoting something and Ticky is out of sight because she has no work to speak of. So what’s better than hanging with her BFF for an entire show and just being “Jen – everyone’s favorite Friend” and being goody with Ellen? Yeah…cheesy as shite, but it’ll make the hens’ week. Meanwhile Ticky will be BACK on the show in late July\early August to promote the movie for real. Ticky did this same shite last year with Horrible Movie. She started promoting it 2-3 months before everyone else in the movie – and even the studio. This is how she hijacks these movies and makes the promotion be about herself and NOT her movie.
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Did you notice that she’s already pimping that Peter Bogdanovich movie and what a different character this is going to be for her because it’s a “professional woman” (she’s a shrink) and she was thinking of cutting her hair short and this would be a great time to experiment with wigs, blah, blah, blah, and more fvcking blah. She said “Peter Bogdanovich” like it’s still 1975 and he’s still a hot commodity. He’s a has-been hack who’s directing credits over the last 20 years are mainly episodic tv shows. She’s gone from working with 1st and 2nd time directors to 75 year-old has been. In each case seh acts like she’s working with Spielberg, Fincher or Scorsese. Her shite still stinks and she’s still acting like it’s not shite even as it swirls around the bowl heading for the sewer.

Passing Through @ 05/16/2013 at 5:12 pm

# 248 busted @ 05/16/2013 at 4:59 pm
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Putrid’s backtracking on the Met now? Figures. She’s always putting her foot in her mouth and then having to dance a jig later after Huvsy informs her that her Q-score took a major dip. Oh the poor thing…there wre too many gazillionaires in one place and it was too hot and crowded for her. Oh. Darn.

With all the medical fussing over her old sagging fake tits, Angie has barely missed a beat, and, now, she has perky new fake tits. Big deal! Anyway, I can assure you that as far as I’m concerned, Brad hasn’t missed a beat at all, if you know what I mean.

Go Figure! @ 05/16/2013 at 5:14 pm

@Passing Through: Now ladies, remember, I read this somewhere and the blog could be false. I sincerely hope so because I rarely watch Ellen and I definitely don’t watch anything Ticky is in. I have the fastest finger for the remote when her commercial comes on. The only thing I’ve heard are the words “if you’re seeing spots before your eyes. . .” don’t ask me what comes on after. Someone coulda been pulling my leg about the co-hosting, but she and Ellen are “friends” (there’s that word again) and I wouldn’t put it past her to all of a sudden decide she wants to do a talk show. Ticky is seeing her fan base deteriorate so of course, she’d want to make nice with Angie and Brad. Shout out to Rose. Waiting to find out if Jodi will be sentenced to death.

@Passing Through:
Did you see what Janice Min said praising Angie? LOL.
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The guarded actress is being praised for raising awareness:

“Even people who are very cynical about her are probably touched and somewhat impressed by how she went about doing this,” says Hollywood Reporter editor Janice Min. “This was a really smart and useful way to communicate her personal story in a way that would impact a lot of women.”

Min suggests that Jolie may have worried that the news would leak out, resulting in a blaring tabloid cover about her health crisis. In fact, that has happened before: In 2008, actress Christina Applegate was forced into discussing on TV her breast cancer and mastectomy because someone leaked her medical records to The National Enquirer.

In the we’ll-pay-anything media era, it’s amazing — a return to common decency? — that not one aide, nurse or doctor blabbed.

Otherwise, it’s very rare, if not totally unheard of, for an actress in the prime of her career to share such news with the world, especially a star as guarded as Jolie. Mostly, it’s people on reality shows — third-string has-beens — who reveal their cancer diagnosis, posing for photo shoots, making the talk-show rounds and writing the requisite book.

Not Jolie. She took control of her own narrative and shared in simple, clear prose, with no histrionics or tears.
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“What’s been striking about Angelina Jolie for these past seven or eight years is how she marries her public persona for what she perceives to be the public good,” says People managing editor Larry Hackett. “She’s very, very shrewd by using her celebrity for the public betterment, for issues she cares about.”
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Because Jolie and Pitt are sparing in what they reveal about themselves, anything they do say “takes on more significance,” Min says.

“These two do not have publicists. They’re in the business of controlling their own images,” she says. “She’s this big sex symbol with famous breasts who chose to de-sexualize the whole discussion about her body and turn it into a medical thing. Hollywood is scared of aging and sickness. This speaks to the clout Angelina Jolie has.”
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But the Jolie-Pitts are one of the most famous families on the planet. How did they keep this to themselves?

Hackett says he was “shocked” by the news, but he also notes the couple’s proven ability to navigate hotels and their life in the south of France largely undercover. “These are not people who go out to dinner in Hollywood,” he says. “They don’t hang out. They choose a different kind of attention.”

http://www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=033000P5I9E6&page=1&full_skip=1

http://www.finnpartners.com/blog/2013/05/16/brad-pitt-and-me/

Brad Pitt and Me
by Howard Solomon on May 16, 2013

I am supposed to be writing this blog post on a technology related subject. But in the spirit of candor, I am drawing a complete blank. It would probably be more appropriate for me to write on this subject in a few weeks, after Apple’s annual WWDC conference.

So I am going to call an audible, and write on a completely unrelated subject, but one which has really grabbed my attention these past few days on a number of different levels: Angelina Jolie’s recent revelation that she had a proactive double mastectomy. If you happen to live under a rock and aren’t familiar with this news, you can read her New York Times editorial here.

The reason I’ve been so taken with this announcement is because it hits very, very close to home; my Wife recently had the exact same operation in pretty much the same timeline as Ms. Jolie.

Jolie tested positive for the BRCA1 gene whereas my Wife tested positive for BRCA2. Her decision to do a mastectomy was proactive and based on genetic testing and the fact that her mother died of cancer at a relatively young age. My Wife’s circumstances were slightly different; in late November of 2012 we discovered that she presented a very early stage cancer variant known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ).

Under ordinary circumstances, DCIS would be treated through a relatively minor surgical procedure and then, possibly, radiation treatment. Because my mother-in-law also had DCIS, our astute physician suggested genetic testing. In an ironic turn of events, we soon discovered it wasn’t my mother-in-law who was the carrier, but rather my father-in-law. Men who carry BRCA2 are at an increased risk for prostate cancer.

My wife also had her ovaries removed, to reduce her dramatically increased odds of ovarian cancer. Based on the wording of Jolie’s editorial, it would appear that she hasn’t yet done this part of the surgery, but I suspect she will over the course of the ensuing months/years.

But I digress.

One thing that I think Ms. Jolie underplayed in her editorial, was the severity of the surgery. I can’t lie; it wasn’t easy. I’m lucky that I have one very tough Wife – maybe the toughest person I’ve ever known – but even she was rocked by the ensuing surgeries, which included reconstruction. It hasn’t been easy on me, our in-laws or my kids, but like Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, together we got through it.

And we never, for one second doubted our decision. Once my Wife received confirmation of her BRCA2 gene, her odds of getting a recurrence of breast cancer rose to upwards of 70 percent and ovarian to about 50%. You don’t need me to tell you that those odds are pretty poor. In light of that, I find it astonishing that some people are criticizing Jolie for making this very personal decision. I have to think that the naysayers simply do not fully understand the facts. If they did, they’d understand that it’s actually a pretty cut and dried decision.

So why am I going “public” (though I have shared bits and pieces with my West Coast staff) with all of this? I figure that if Angelina Jolie could go public and in the process help save lives, maybe I could do a small part too.

One of the key lessons in all of this, in my opinion, is that genetic testing saves lives. It arguably saved my Wife’s. This is one of the very rare instances where the dreaded “you have cancer” message set off a wave of events that over the long run – and in some very twisted, almost illogical manner – may very well have been the best news she’s ever heard.

So my message to you all: if you have a history of breast cancer in your family, most especially a history that runs generations deep, please consider giving strong consideration to genetic testing (and even if you don’t have a history, women should not forget to do regular mammography). Like us, you might discover that in a worst case scenario there is definitely a short term pain (in every respect of the word) that is mitigated by a long term gain.

@Whamo:

Bwhahahaha… Hey Wham, you know these loons, they’ll be ready to get their ovaries removed so that St. Angie can get a transplant. Comments like that speak volumes of these loons’ self esteem. And judging from their comments, they are only learning about cancer now from what their filthy Hor Goddess talked about. What an embarrassing way to live.

I am so happy about global supports Angie and Brad received regarding Angie’s surgery

lol poor FF freaks they are going crazy

WOW I still can’t believe how Angelina’s op-Ed has made an impact worldwide. Everyone is talking about it. I was at Barnes and noble the other day and the ladies in front of me were discussing it. Even today an Indian lady was on the phone and speaking in her native language about it because I heard the words “angelina Jolie”. The piece is Still the most popular story on the nytimes website. I think that’s why trolls are pissed. They go on that Angelina is a has been dlister etc yet her one piece set the world on fire. I mean you can’t get any bigger than having TIME magazines srap their cover and do a feature on you.

Aww tam wasn’t it you that has been going on that Angelina is a zlister and has been. This must be a rough week for you.Angelina was on the front page of major newspapers worldwide and has now graced the cover of the most prestigious magazine. All she had to do was write one op-Ed. No other celebrity right now could bring this much attention.

@JP Fan:

why bother to comment to that fool. really it only gives it value where none is deserved.

@busted:
Very true. On another note I wonder when we will see Angie again. The next official premiere is London in early June right. I really hope she comes but if she doesn’t I understand because of her health.

@Go Figure!:

Lol, I think I am a little faster, all I hear is if you and I shut the TV off until I know the commercial is over, you should see me make a mad dash for the TV when that crap ad is on

@JP Fan:

So nice talking to you… I wonder too. Not sure if she goes. It looks like the schedule she had when she was promoting SALT.. in and out quick. so we will see. But I’m still waiting for a pic of them together..

I was sitting with my friends son.. he is 8. He and a friend were taking about some Zombie video game. And I said to them that Hey you know that there is a Zombie movie coming out call WWZ..and their faces lit up.. so Brad there you go.. 2 ticket goers right there. Then they preceded to really explain the game to me.. it was adorable.. I don’t play video games.. but the one they were talking about made me go, well maybe.. LOL..

Kids are a freaking hoot.

I didn’t even. Notice there is angie procedure thread that ended quick.
@passing through I don’t think mos
be bad especially if it apeals for women. Neither the kid one. It is crowded for wwz but I do believe that is still wwz time :) I would love to see apealing promo way more

JPS:
Inside edition found that Angelina’s aunt Marcheline’s sister Debbie has stage 4 breast cancer. God bless her.

We see angie when she ready. For now try to enjoy the selection of mags that have her on cover

LOL what do you mean he hasnt aged well?? The guy turns 50 in 6months and has the jawline and body of a 26yr old man, and hair of a teenage girl lol.

@JPS: that’s. Sad I am glad angie is not taking chances.

@dan:

and hair of a teenage girl ( that was great)

and so true.. Damn that man has amazing hair..

Her Health? @ 05/16/2013 at 6:25 pm

JP Fan @ 05/16/2013 at 5:59 pm @busted:

I wonder when we will see Angie again. The next official premiere is London in early June right. I really hope she comes but if she doesn’t I understand because of her health.
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Her health? She is NOT sick. Weren’t you paying attention when she went to Africa in late March picking up heavy objects?

Jolie is doing the right thing. I had a close girl-friend who had this BRCHA gene and though they took both breasts, she went in one day for her 6 month check up and wow…she had cancer everywhere in her body – she said, “there isn’t even an inch of me that isn’t saturate with cancer – my brain, my spinal column, every organ…” They gave her 10 days to live. She got alittle longer, but died at age 45 leaving a husband and 4 little kids. You HAVE to be PRO-ACTIVE with this gene if you have it. Her mother also died young with the same gene. By publicizing her decisions, maybe more women with this Brcha1 or 2 will live longer.

@Devorah:

well Thank God she is cancer free now.. and I pray that remains.. and I pray for every women waiting to know those that have it and are fighting that fight everyday.. and those of us that live with fortune to be healthy today.

we never know. Angie is healthy now.. and that is all any of us can say.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/16/2013 at 7:50 pm

Good evening all the wonderful JoliePitt Fans. Thank you all for the many uplifting, inspiring and encouraging articles being brought on board.
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FYI Post #255 OMG!!! What an inspiring article. It shows both Brad and Angelina are very, very brave to have done what they did. God bless their beautiful family forever.
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Here is poster from Yahoo (sorry I could not copy the name) who wrote an extremely interesting account of her situation
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Bravo Angelina. You are a 1st Class Lady in everything you do.
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As a woman who has had a double mastectomy (first one at age 28, second one at age 36), I can vouch that it’s not something to fear, but can be very empowering. After my first mastectomy, I gave birth to and breastfed two babies (exclusively) with my remaining breast. Then I had it removed to dramatically reduce my risk of getting cancer in that breast. Reconstruction using transplanted fat from elsewhere on my body = beautiful, “real” reconstruction. Then at age 38, I had my fallopian tubes removed to reduce my increased risk of ovarian cancer (research removing tubes rather than ovaries; because research seems to show it reduces risk as much as removing the ovaries, while leaving ovaries intact to prevent early menopause).
Oh and by the way, to those commenting how she was only able to have these procedures done because she’s rich? Not true. Our family of four lives on $30k per year, we buy our own health insurance because my husband is self-employed, AND insurance covered it all, even the preventive surgeries and reconstructions- no questions asked.

Go Figure! @ 05/16/2013 at 7:53 pm

@Danny: LOL! I think I’m actually doing pretty good considering the remote is across the room. But as long as they show that commercial, I’ll keep practicing until all I hear is Ticky saying the words “Are”. I’ve got to get as fast as you.

I’m so saddened to hear that Angie’s aunt has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. Jesus. This gene mutation is no fvcking joke. At this point, anyone who continues to think that Angie’s medical choice was “unnecessary” or “useless (just a few of the words the hens have been throwing around on these threads)” is just filled with bitterness and hate for this woman.
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Looking forward to reading her Time cover story when it hits newsstands tomorrow. And even though People magazine makes me sick, with their sycophantic behavior where ticky’s concerned, I’m shelling out for that one too since Angie’s on the cover.

Angie is brave comming from her position. Now this gq magazine needs a women of the year cover. But nevermind no huvan cover cause that only for drama. No just keep your drama out that is all needed

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/16/2013 at 8:10 pm

Just want to share some of the loving comments on other sites about Angelina and Brad.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have created the most remarkable, sustainable “Hollywood” family on record, The commitment that the two of them have to and for each other is something seldom seen in recent memory. They deserve the happiness and security their
commitment to each other and their family beyond a shadow of a doubt
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Angie…You go on girl! with a face and body like yours, who cares……Still the pretest since Liz Taylor!
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So brave of you to share your story with the world. You’re an inspiration to every woman. And Brad, you’re the best for standing by the mother of your children
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His actions and support equals true love. Many men would bail under the same circumstances. I think these two were meant to be together, even though I haven’t always felt that way. May God bless this family now and always.

And how many times simmy the nuts comment in some places someone just handcuffs that nuts jusy to hospital.

Have 87% chance or something then sit down at home and talk about corporate crap and cut dairy as your measure. Not angie. Make your own informed choice that is the point.why u bring this here simmy the nuts too bad brain is vital organ for living yours should…..lolly

@Follow The Money:
you are so bloody dumb

I bet also angie looks gorge as ever they must have some teases with each other with her new lol but angie has full boobs naturally before too. Not much difference there will be.
Ok I got togo eairy wake tomorrow try to check then night

LOL & they call us loons @ 05/16/2013 at 8:29 pm

@Follow The Money: blah blah blah and the Sandy Hook shooting did not happen either.
Among the stupid things in this article is about the People mag cover. It says quote “a magazine that is usually finalized for publication three weeks before it appears on newsstands.” unquote
Really 3 weeks?
What ignorant person thinks this is true?
I would love to meet them and sell them a bridge

@yib:

just stop u idiot

@yib:

go away you must…dumb you are,,,,ignored by all is you

@yib:

how fat are your fingers that you can’t type properly?
your wheelchair to far from your screen perhaps?

I was gonna until u start with me ugly dude.
Btw I am listend a lot I know cause I am real person no more interest another back and forth with the same troll

@Love the JoliePitts: Amen to that. God bless the Jolie Pitt Family always.

@Dawne: What a wonderful love story for them to someday will tell their kids & their grandkids. Just love this couple.God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.

Brad is looking good for 49 years old.See what Angie’s love can do to Brad?

@Jones: I bought 2 copies of People Magazine because Angie is on the cover, I also picked up Vanity Fair. Haven’t seen Time Magazine yet, it is still different cover what we have in our area.

Waving to Neleh,Senior,Vicki,Anoble,Lara,Kimmy,Lyric,Casmir,Shar,JoAnn,Tutuna,Dulc & to all on board tonight. Have a nice evening everyone. God bless us all. God bless the Jolie Pitt Family. I really believe that love conquers all. My outmost admiration to the most beautiful couple in Hollywood, Brad & Angie. You all made a difference in this world.Take care always.

@shut up:

James Braddock, is that you?

Love The Shoes @ 05/16/2013 at 9:27 pm

Boo been chewing! Still finest man on the planet. Cannot believe he’s almost 50. He looks 30 at best.

vickifromtexas @ 05/16/2013 at 9:32 pm

phool, thank you for thinking of me. i am doing very well. sadly six lives were lost, many people injured, and much devastation to homes. praying for all involved i agree with your post concerning brad and angelina.
angelina is an inspiration. seeing photos of her throughout these last few months, you would never know she was dealing with something so huge. i loved reading about how they involved the kids. the way they love and respect one another and their children is so sweet. they are real people going through daily life as a family and they just seem stronger as time goes by. i am not surprised in the least that brad was supportive along the way, anyone who sees the way he looks at angelina can see his love. i am proud to be a fan. i love the intelligent, caring, and very funny fans at j.j.

i hope all is well with you.thank you again for your concern. hugs.

@lucy:
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As for “sensation”, it’s been a couple of years since my surgery, and some of the feeling never returned, but enough returned to make me forget they’re not my “originals”.
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Thank you Lucy and NO it’s NOT TMI. Thank you for taking the time to inform.
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Many women have written about how great their breasts look after reconstruction surgery, which is understandable. Also, I guess if you’ve had them removed after they became cancerous, the reconstruction may be affected by the way the cancer had to be removed. However, I’d like to understand not just how well they can look but also how well they feel. After all, breasts aren’t just about beauty or breastfeeding, but are also erogenous zones. I for one enjoy them very much with my hubby! So to have it go from erogenous area to feeling nothing at all would be something I need a bit of time to wrap my mind around. If on the other hand, I have say – even 40 – 50% of normal feeling, well, then yes, I could accept that much more easily.
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Tehmeena13 @ 05/16/2013 at 9:45 pm

A guy with this heart? He slept with Angelina while he was married….HE CHEATED ON HIS WIFE, HE IS A CHEATER.

@Dawne:

poor trolls thats all they got,as if they were there.Brad dump ticky period it was almost a decade ago

THIS IS WHY ANGIE HAD SURGERY @ 05/16/2013 at 9:55 pm

Angelina Jolie Is Her Mom’s Hero

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer shocked the world, even those closest to her.

No one knows her family’s struggle with the devastating disease more than the man who helped raise Jolie and lived with her mom Marcheline Bertrand for over a decade.

“She’s known for making movies and being one of the most beautiful actresses and that is her stock and trade for everything,” Bill Day told Celebuzz. “For a woman in that position to do what she did is very surprising. It’s undeniably brave.”

Day says Bertrand, who passed away at 56 from ovarian cancer in 2007, would have echoed Brad Pitt’s “heroic” sentiments.

“She would look at Angelina now as her hero. She’d be frightened for her, but at the same time, proud,” he said.

Day, who watched Jolie grow up from a precocious four-year-old to a rebellious 17-year-old as her mother’s longtime live-in partner, remembers vividly how cancer has “decimated” the family: Jolie’s great-grandmother, grandparents and uncle all passed away from the disease, while her aunt has been battling it for years.

Day, a documentary filmmaker, says when he met Bertrand she was already going to incredible lengths to ward off the disease, including radically changing her diet and even turning to her own “New Age” advisors.

“She freaked out,” he said. “She knew she had to change because her grandmother and mother all died at 45 or below. That will change you.”

And she wanted to make sure her children, Jolie and James Haven, learned to live the same healthy lifestyle.

In her emotional New York Times essay Jolie reveals that after discovering she carries a “faulty” BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases the risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer, she underwent the preventative surgery for the sake of her six young children and announced her private struggle to be an example for women to better understand their options.

For Day, why she chose such a public forum is the one thing that didn’t come as a surprise.

“She was always the mother hen-type. She was always a bright star. She was always an independent thinker,” he said. “And a lot of thinking went into this. She’s making all the right moves, she’s a sincere person and she continues to surprise us with the decisions she makes.”[/quote]

http://www.celebuzz.com/2013-05-16/angelina-jolie-is-her-moms-hero/

@first and last post:
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Hi there, thank you for the information. I posted the story about yet another attempt by republicans to repeal obamacare. Obamacare is so limited in what it does compared with universal healthcare in other first world countries, it simply astonishes me that Republicans want to repeal.
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and I don’t even have a problem with repealing Obamacare if they have a coherent plan to put in place something better, but I don’t see it.
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When I read post after post by ordinary American men and women worrying about getting the money to get the tests, worrying about whether insurance would cover the cost of prophylactic surgery, whether they can GET insurance once they are discovered to have a defective BRCA, whether their insurance would cover the cost of reconstruction surgery or they would be left with just scars, my heart goes out to Americans.
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@Passing Through:
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Scarjo is directing? Good for her. As far as celebrities go, I don’t mind her. And its great to see women pushing their boundaries into acting. Katheryn Bigelow was no doubt a big role model as far as female directors go. But dare I say, Angelina was probably a closer role model for someone like Scarjo. They’ve had more similar career paths.
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I think one of the power struggles in the JHo-gigolo relaitonship will be whether she will produce/direct/act in one of his scripts. She won’t want to because – well, who can she blame if it’s horrible. He’ll desperate that she does do something coz he ain’t getting nothing from someone else.

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I mean you can’t get any bigger than having TIME magazines srap their cover and do a feature on you.
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I didn’t get a chance to say this on the Angie on TIME cover thread but I LOVE the photo TIME picked of her in profile. She has a beautiful profile. and the profile shows only half a side, it leaves the other unknown and still mysterious and private – in a metaphorical sense.

BTW, I see on the top part of JJ’s page that Christina Aguilera looks incredibly sexy. I had to google to confirm that she too had a double mastectomy.
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Wow, breast reconstruction surgery sure has come a long way.

I was listening to a doctor a couple of nights ago and the problem isn’t the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes themselves. Referring to BRCA1 or 2, In Jolie’s case, without the word mutation attached to it, leaves the impression that if you have the BRCA genes you are at higher risk.
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We ALL have two copies of each BRCA gene and get one each from our mother and father. The genes protects us from cancers, but when it becomes MUTATED, as in Jolie’s case, it doesn’t do it’s job. I only mention this because I’ve seen it many times written, by posters all around the net, that Jolie had the surgery because she had the BRCA gene, which is not the case. She had a MUTATION of the BRCA1 gene. We all have two copies of each gene and get one each from our mother and father. Mutation of that gene left her highly susceptible to cancer, that is why she chose to have the surgeries.
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One thing that bothers me is that I find it ridiculous that people would question someone else’s personal medical decision. If you are in that situation of having a mutated BRCA gene and don’t want to remove your breasts, don’t do it. That’s YOUR choice. I pass over the trolls here, but I’ve read comments elsewhere and some, very few at that, are saying it’s like having a boob job, no problem. Maybe if they are at the other end of this process which took several surgeries, they might be more empathetic, but I doubt it.
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As always, Jolie made her decision after educating herself thoroughly, seeking medical opinions and testing . She didn’t do it in the heat of the moment. This woman is a great planner and she no doubt has had this course in mind for sometime. She had her children and she’s lived and continues to live a full life. She saw her mother suffer 10 years with cancer and still she died. She wants to be there for her own family and what she did increases her odds of doing just that. Education creates choices.
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Again, each person has to make their own decision. As for the ridiculous complaint that she can afford to have all of this done, yes she can, but there are always OPTIONS, which is the point. Every one who doesn’t have insurance are the same people who didn’t have insurance before she made her announcement. Their circumstances didn’t become worse because of Jolie making her own medical choices known. Those who do have insurance, like always, will be covered to the extent of their polices. For those who don’t want to know if they have the mutation, that’s their right NOT to be tested, but don’t hate on those who want to know. Knowledge won’t change things for those who don’t want to know, but it might do a world of good for other women.

@lylian: Do you mean Christina Applegate?

@lylian: It was Christina Applegate the actress, the other Christina A is a singer.

tammy stop spamming the thread with you BS,its disgraceful

Angelina Jolie stands for empowerment
By ADVAITA KALA
PUBLISHED: 17:48 EST, 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:48 EST, 16 May 2013
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The reactions to Angelina Jolie’s preventive double mastectomy have been incredible. Part of the incredulity has to do with the fact that one of the most famous women in the world, especially one who is heralded for her beauty, would take a step that could risk altering the perception we have of her.
After all, despite her unarguable talent, Jolie has been considered a sex symbol for most of her career. For her to alter her physical attributes in a way that possibly changes that much-vaunted physicality is maybe why people deem this act as “heroic”.

Bravery: By speaking out about her preventive double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has started an international conversation that could save other lives
Redefining role
A mastectomy is a reality for thousands of women who have battled breast cancer and have had to take this decision as a life-saving move.
With Jolie’s proactive action, what was once considered a life saving manoeuvre and less charitably a disfigurement of the female form has been redefined. This is to a large extent, a salient take away from her revealing op-ed in the New York Times.
While there will be discussions on gene testing, the accessibility of the expensive BRAC Analysis (USD 3000) that led to this decision as well as screening and health options for the majority of the female populace that do not have the privileges that Jolie does, it is also an interesting moment in our perception of the female body and the rights a woman, even one who is claimed by the world for those very attributes has.
Jolie has acknowledged the support of her partner, Brad Pitt, in taking this decision. It is an acknowledgement that must not be ignored; after all in an intimate partnership the body is shared. And the reductionist attitude that is prevalent when it comes to a surgery of this nature forces us to re-evaluate what we define as feminine, and for that matter female.

Angelina Jolie on the cover of People magazine
So the question is, do breasts make a woman? Biologically that may be the case, but how often do we think of breasts as a consequence of biology, if ever at all? In the popular discourse there is very little room for the “purpose” of breasts. Young women get messages about their breasts that are defined by popular sentiments, traditions or whimsies of fashion.
A woman is very often (without even realising it) denied the most intimate relationship of all, the one she must have with her body. Prevalent standards of beauty, tradition or just plain old shame, mute that conversation. Far too often her body is co-opted by a series of forces that are beyond her control and influence. It is why this decision has caused so much comment.
Would there necessarily be so much discussion if it were an appendix or even a necessary organ like the kidney that needed to be removed to save a life, or reduce the chances of a life threatening illness? It is the very importance that we lay on breasts as a physical attribute that leads us to question, analyse or celebrate this decision.
Compelling reasons
For Jolie, being a mother of six children and having lost her own mother to cancer, the reasons were compelling, as it would be (arguably) for other women in her situation. That she made this choice as a mother and as a reaction against the “powerlessness” that assails most of us when it comes to this illness is what makes her choice (and at this stage with no cancer, it was a choice) truly empowering.
Her womanhood, her femininity were possibly a distant third or even lower as a priority, as they should have been. However an important offshoot of this public revelation is the fact that the conversation about breast cancer has been brought to the forefront.
Whilst in the West the excessive information on breast cancer has some commentators suggesting that this creates unnecessary paranoia, in a country like India where women for the most part are still estranged from their bodies because of prevalent attitudes and prejudices, this is a topic that must be visited over and over again.

More…
‘We made an adventure out of it’: Brad Pitt on how his family made Angelina Jolie’s recovery from double mastectomy ‘fun’
Haunted by her mother’s death at 56 – terrified of suffering the same fate: The moving story behind Angelina’s radical double mastectomy… and why she now can’t wait to wed Brad
Twitter users slam professional troll who accuses Angelina Jolie of ‘making a spectacle’ out of her double mastectomy
Why Angelina will never regret sacrificing her breasts – by the first woman in Britain to do it
Deadly disease
A recent study revealed that India has the highest number of cervical cancer deaths in the world. The intimate exploration of the body that is required to diagnose this illness is but naturally a deterrent when it comes to the detection of the disease.
My aunt – a gynaecologist in Delhi and I have often discussed the profile of women who come to her when it is too late. All too often held back not by ignorance but by fear, that powerlessness Jolie spoke of and discouragingly the embarrassment associated with a “female” disease.
Our battle with cancers that affect women is not only one of science and detection but also of perception. It is what makes this battle even more fierce. And it is why it is imperative that we discuss Jolie’s decision as one that was made by a woman at high risk of the disease and not as a sex symbol.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2325733/Angelina-Jolie-stands-empowerment.html#ixzz2TVvmtEne
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@ lylian, I’m almost sure Christina Aguilera is rocking implants, in the entertainment business, so many have implants, look at Nicole Kidman.
In the last few years when I go for a mammogram on the question form, do you have implants is a standard question now, along with your family history.

I’m bringing this from the other thread.

@Joe:

Joe, if you think about it, her mother died of cancer years ago, and it’s only now when she’s bringing her up and claiming to be inspired by her, but before that she was never talked publicly about supporting any cancer-related cause. So she made one op-ed piece and her PR team is trying to convince us she’s as a leader in the fight against cancer and a life savior. LOL!

It sort of like Pitty using the excuse that he really knew poverty while he was filming Troy but he never cared about it enough to set up a charity until he was part of the Brand several years later. You have to laugh at these demented JP trolls whose own unhappiness won’t let them them see past the B.S curtain to realize how their disgusting, filthy idols use every noble cause they can think of to advance their own agendas.

Angelina is so brave and inspiring. Brad is such an amazing man. What a great couple. HW royalty.

MrsGracious @ 05/16/2013 at 11:30 pm

Hate angie.

JustinWantsAFrontlaceWig @ 05/16/2013 at 11:39 pm

God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

@320 – Jen you sound Insane too much free time on your hands, go help Justin with his comb-over

sunshine06 @ 05/16/2013 at 11:41 pm

seriously who cares this procedure is pretty common these day’s. This guy is sickening.

@Follow The Money:
To be honest, YOU ARE WRONG!! Angelina did have this cancer gene, Angelina mother, aunt and grandmother ALL had/have cancer!!
It’s NOT a surprise that Conspiracy theories, will going to come up like this one!! (Need proof of Crazy and False conspiracy theories… just visit FemaleFirst.com)
Also, this article is Idiotic, because its contradictory, because first it say that Angelina is a “part” of a clever corporate scheme or ALSO in other article of the same website… it say that she was “dupe” to self-mutilation, SO THE QUESTION IS… What it’s?? She is a part or was duped??, YEAH!! She cannot be both!! DUH!!
The author of this article is GARBAGE!!
What a HORRIBLE being he is, for exploiting Angelina on this dificult time!!And you are DISGUSTING for posting this FALSE article!! Yeah, FU*CK YOU, for being an Heartless Idiot!!

I don’t have much in common with Angelina Jolie, she’s one of the most beautiful women, she has six beautiful children, the most gorgeous man in the world, she’s a UN special envoy, humanitarian, wealthy of course, etc., etc. What could I possibly have in common with her? Womanhood.

As a woman with two sisters and a number of nieces, aunts, sisters in law etc., the threat of breast cancer is never far away. It’s something that shadows all women.

To all women who have been affected by breast cancer on this site, my heart goes out to you. I’m proud of Angelina for taking matters into her own hands, taking precautions to keep herself healthy, and raising awareness about this option.

ps- ticky and her boozing buddy handler better watch their mouths about Angie, a LOT of women will have her back from now on.

Very brave decision from Ms jolie hope it inspires others

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 12:32 am

@MrsGracious: lol I found you on twitter you vulgar Jen hen. Lol pedophile.

Phool #174 and 175

Oh yes, I’ve so proud of both Brad and Angie through all this. So much class and strength, is it any wonder I’m such a fan?

hehehe, Phool we are sisters – and I always badger my sisters into doing my dirtywork. Isn’t that what family’s for?? Only my house, I promise *cough* As for payment, well, will you take candy? Let’s say… 3 peppermint patties an hour? That’s equivalent to minimum wage right?

LOL well, I suppose you’re right. I was trying to be generous to Dirtbag but truth is her time (and her face) is done everywhere.

groundcontrol @ 05/17/2013 at 1:09 am

The kooks are out. Their ignorance about BRCA gene mutations and their ramifications is amazing. I saw one video where they think if Angelina just ate properly she would never get cancer. Oh, and eat some tree bark. Yea, that’ll do it.
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This new attempt to smear Angelina by suggesting some money connection is another joke. Just copy those posts, flag them and report them asking Chris to delete them. You can just smell the desperation of the trolls.
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I don’t think I knew that Angelina’s maternal grandmother and maternal great-grandmother both died of cancer by the age of 45. I also didn’t know her maternal grandfather also died young of cancer. And it is very sad that her mother’s sister, Debbie, has stage 4 breast cancer. It’s a lot to deal with and these factors have to have given her confidence when she made her decision.
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A profound appreciation to all my colleagues here who have shared their own experiences with cancer, and especially with BRCA, and those experiences of their relatives and friends. It’s incredibly illuminating and both sad and hopeful.

@groundcontrol:
It’s truly disgusting that this HEARTLESS IDIOTS are trying to smear Angelina!! But this smear, is NOT going to work; because FACTS don’t lie and it’s a fact that sadly… Angelina’s maternal family side has this cancer gene!! But this trolls are doing this smearing, because they are very angry that Angelina has so much POSITIVE influence in the world!!

@?: @Susan:
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You are right. I got them mixed up coz they kinda all look alike to me coz I don’t really look very much at them. I just remember reading Christina A —- so assumed there was just 1 christina with an A.
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Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 2:49 am

# 254 Etta @ 05/16/2013 at 5:18 pm
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Yeah, I saw that on Tuesday and laughed. Why is the editor of an industry trade magazine talking about gossip? Shouldn’t she have editorial shite to do and leave the grunt work to the marketing dept? Nope…cuz Min can never miss a chance to take potshots at Angie with passive aggressive bullshite like this, “Even people who are very cynical about her are probably touched and somewhat impressed by how she went about doing this…” Why not just say, “She thwarts the media at every turn and we can never get a legitmate scoop on her or Brad Pitt.” Just admit defeat and quit meddling in peoples bidness that ain’t theirs.
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Also, Larry Hackett did Peeps no favor with his comments either. They didn’t get the exclusive on this and I guess they’re feeling a little pissy about it. Well, now they know the consequence of being Ticky’s biiiatch. They wrote a story about Angie’s mastectomy with no quotes from her just like VF had no quotes from Brad. Larry should give Graydon Carter a call. Live and learn, Larry, live and learn.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/17/2013 at 2:51 am

We’re the Morons.
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Thanks for the article by Jamie Lee Curtis Praising Angelina….
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I am posting it here for those who cannot see it.
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Jamie Lee Curtis: Angelina Jolie is a ‘heroine’
May 15, 2013
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In an opinion piece for the Huffington Post, titled ‘Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Privacy’, Jamie wrote: ”Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included.

”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.

”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.”

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/17/2013 at 3:06 am

Hi Phool,
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I hope you are doing well my dear friend.
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Phool, my prayers were answered for more PDA with all the articles on how much Brad and Angelina love each other. What a beautiful love story these two gorgeous people have. God bless them to be in love with each other forever. They are such an inspiration to all.
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Phool, I want to say how disgusted I am with US Weekly trying to promote their lying “source” pretending to have some “inside information” about Angelina’s decision. They have no shame. Here is a portion of that rag’s lies…

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“An insider told UsMagazine.com: ”This has been a private struggle for her. She put everything else on hold to deal with it.

“‘She discussed it with (her fiance) Brad (Pitt) and a few people in her life but very very few knew. She wanted to wait until it was over.”
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What a lying piece of garbage US Weekly is. Pretending any one in Brad’s and Angelina’s inner circle would talk to them. They need to be called out on their lies.
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For a rag to stoop so low….AFTER Angelina had already written her Op Ed and told her story, this US Weekly RAG pulls information from that same Op Ed and pretends to have some “Source” talking to them. They are despicable.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:16 am

# 281 Follow The Money @ 05/16/2013 at 8:08 pm
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Thanks for the laugh. I’m pretty sure all those nasty negative commenters came from FF. You guys have been trolling the web for 3 days now looking for someone else espousing crazy theories just so you could run over here and post the links. That one was kinda funny…yet scary at the same time. I’d advise that guy to buy a six pack and take a load off…at the nearest mental institution.

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/17/2013 at 3:21 am

Want to say again how much I love this man Brad Pitt.
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He, like Angelina Jolie, is his own man in Hollywood. He sets standards in Hollywood. He plays no games. So many actors want to be like him and Angelina and admire them for the character and fine examples they set.
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Brad dresses to please no one but himself and his lady love and children and I love that about him. And whatever he wears and how he wears it so many other men in Hollywood follow his lead. Remember his hats? Brad put on hats and all the male stars started wearing hats. Brad takes off hats and the male stars are no longer wearing hats.
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That is just one small example.
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And long hair, or short hair, his hair is gorgeous. This is one beautiful hunk of a man. So beautiful outside yet so manly and beautiful inside as well.
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Angelina, I am soooo happy that you have Brad in your life and love. And he has said you are the BEST gift he could give to his children.
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God bless your profound love for each other that it continue to grow stronger and be an inspiration to all who know you and love you and to those of us who see it in everything you do.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:29 am

# 304 THIS IS WHY ANGIE HAD SURGERY @ 05/16/2013 at 9:55 pm
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I see Bill Day’s still hanging on by his fingernails for his 15 minutes. He was long gone by the time Marcheline found out she had cancer. So STFU and STFD. The media is crazy desparate to talk to anyone with even the remotest tie to Angie. Next up will be the pet shop clerk who sold her a hamster when she was 10…

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:40 am

# 305 lylian @ 05/16/2013 at 10:00 pm
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Yeah, Jared put up a thread for this afternoon. She’s a pseudo-intellectual, ya know. She’s adapting a Truman Capote book called “Summer Crossing”. ScarJo leaves me cold. She can’t act worth spit. She was so bad in the Avengers that the show I went to people were laughing at her every time she said a line. Her “action” scenes? The guy 2 seats from me – I thought he was gong to hack up a lung. He did, however, appreciate the several lengthy shots of ScarJo’s butt in tight black leather. Anyway…she’s directing while Ticky dreams of maybe, possibly, if the good lord’s willing’ and the creek don’t rise…wants to direct within the next 5 years. If she gets a directing gig she can Squiggy the 2nd unit director so he”ll finally have a job.
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http://www.justjared.com/2013/05/16/scarlett-johansson-directorial-debut-with-summer-crossing/#comments

Love the JoliePitts @ 05/17/2013 at 3:46 am

Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has spoken with Jolie, posted on his Facebook page on May 14 that the actress only wanted to use her medical issues to open a national conversation on women’s health options.

“No self-pity there,” he wrote. “She just wants to help out. And that’s why she shows again that she’s the gold standard of celebrity activist.”

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:50 am

# 330 groundcontrol @ 05/17/2013 at 1:09 am
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Yep…the crazies nightshift has started. Time for me to hit the hay. What I’d really like to do is drop a bale of hay on these idiots, then use a tractor or bakchoe to shovel them into the pig trough. SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!
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Wait…I take that back…I like bacon, ham and pork chops too much to contaminate pigs. On the other hand I’m rather indifferent about beef…unless it’s a hamburger…so into the cow slop trough with the trolls.

Jen The HAG @ 05/17/2013 at 6:56 am

HAGS are just jealous because news about Angelina Jolie is front and center in all newspaper around the world.. suck it up HAGiston!! bwahahhah..

For you HAGS :

On May 14, 2013, Angelina Jolie announced that last month she had both of her breasts removed after testing positive for the breast cancer gene. Her announcement, in the form of a New York Times op-ed, may well be the greatest game changer that the war against breast cancer has seen in more than a decade.

No, Angelina Jolie did not discover a cure or even a treatment for breast cancer. But she did what Betty Ford did in a way that only Angelina — a woman with a body like Jessica Rabbit, a charitable heart like Mother Teresa’s and an Oscar on her mantle — could do. With all due respect to Betty Ford, Angelina Jolie is more than the wife of a U.S. president. With all due respect to Christina Applegate, Sheryl Crow, Cynthia Nixon, Kylie Minogue, and several of TV’s former “Charlie’s Angels” — celebrity breast cancer survivors whose candor about their experiences with breast cancer helped further raise breast cancer’s profile — Angelina Jolie is more than an A-list celebrity. Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful, talented and influential women on the planet. Her partner is one of the most beautiful, talented and influential men on the planet. She is the mother of six children, and she is a tireless advocate for human rights.

So many great articles written about angies bravery and the empact this will have helping women. Proud of her harers not gonna like that

A must read article about Ms Jolie. The very essence of the lady is captured in this article.

We need to find a new word for celebrity, and quick. Because this week has clearly illustrated that the term is no longer sufficient. It’s too broad, applying to the sublime and the ridiculous simultaneously.

The word has been stretched to breaking point, expanding to ensnare the frivolous and vulgar along with the talented and relevant. It’s so bloated and spent that it’s about to snap. And so it should.

You see, I do not believe that Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian should be categorised under the same banner. It is insulting, like comparing a Nobel prize with Teen Choice award. Honey Boo Boo with Henry Kissinger. Nelson Mandela with Ricky Nixon.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/comment/why-angelina-jolie-is-a-role-model-for-the-celebrity-age-20130517-2js2q.html#ixzz2TY3cuXEe

I saw this comment on the pink lotus site. A coworker’s sister had a similar battle with breast cancer- did all the right things- baseline mammograms, etc. and was dead at 47. And she had no known cancer in the famiky & led a very healthy lifestyle. This is the part from the lady’s comment that really says it all:

Anyone who thinks Angelina – or any woman – should have to wait for a cancer diagnosis before deciding to remove her breasts is either a fool or a ******.
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I was diagnosed on 3/11/13 with a 4cm tumor in my right breast. The cancer has also spread to my lymph nodes.I did everything right – baseline mammogram at age 35, yearly mammograms starting at age 40, regular self exams. Because of my cystic breasts, my mammograms were switched to every six months, along with ultrasounds. With all this monitoring, I am the one who found my tumor. The mammo did not catch it, even with me pointing right to the spot and saying that something felt ‘different’.So, now I’m 43yrs old – bald, sick from chemo and counting down the days until I can have my double mastectomy. I cannot wait for these breasts to be gone. They were trying to kill me. First, though, because of my lymph node involvement, my doctors are treating me with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. That’s fancy talk for chemo before surgery. I’ve just finished four rounds of AC chemo, which has completely kicked my ass. There are not adequate words to explain the exhaustion that I’ve experienced in the last seven weeks, to say nothing of the emotional toll it’s taken. Now I have 12 weeks of Taxol chemo to get through next before surgery is even an option. Once I finally do get to lop them off, I get to experience six weeks – at five treatments each week – of radiation therapy. Heal from that and then I can finally have reconstruction. And since nipple sparing isn’t an option for me, the final leg will be the tattooing of new nipples. Anyone who thinks Angelina – or any woman – should have to wait for a cancer diagnosis before deciding to remove her breasts is either a fool or a ******. At this point, mastectomies are the least of my worries. I’m just praying that the medicines, radiation and surgery will SAVE MY LIFE. No woman should have to go through what I am going through. Believe me, if I could go back to my 37th year and remove my breasts, I would do it in a heartbeat. I am the mommy of 7yr old twins – I would much rather be a breastless or silicone-breasted mommy to them for many long, long years to come than to try to keep my own murderous breasts.So, to my soul sister Angelina, I say congrats and job well done. You are a brave, beautiful woman and now, you can look forward to being a brave, beautiful Grammy some day. 

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

No publicist - read @ 05/17/2013 at 8:54 am

IMO – the coat-tail riding on the JPitts of the last 8 years ended on May 13, 2013.

Even Jennifer Aniston must feel like a fool after seeing an icon in a town where the real currency isn’t the dollar by youth chose life instead.

Aniston knows that she can’t coat-tail ride on this woman anymore because Angie is anything but her.

Methinks, this time around she really SCREAMED at Huvys because all the following WON’T WORK ANYMORE:

1.) Short dresses to show off her knees
2.) Hair products
3.) Fiance …soon..soon….soon…to…be..husband…as in 2013..no 2014…no 2015…NOT!

…I am even Huvys must have tthrown in the towel or at least called her and said – times up, Jen!

Letter: Young former cancer patient is impressed by Angelina Jolie
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Even though I am 9 years old I had Cancer This is why I feel for Angelina Jolie. Because of her decision to remove her breasts, she won’t have to go through what I went through.

Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Letter+Young+former+cancer+patient+impressed+Angelina+Jolie/8400064/story.html#ixzz2TYR07okp

Breast cancer expert calls for genetic testing program in wake of Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy
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May 18, 2013

ONE of Australia’s top breast cancer experts has called for a national genetic testing program in the wake of Angelina Jolie’s shock announcement. Professor Graeme Suthers says a unified and consistent national approach to testing would make it easier for families to seek out tests in every state. Currently, different states have slightly different approaches to funding arrangements for genetic testing.
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Prof Suthers is also warning of the dangers of ovarian cancer, with revelations Jolie is considering surgery to remove her ovaries following her double mastectomy.Researchers are still working to fully understand the deadly link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer. The BRCA1 and BRAC2 gene fault increases the chances of developing breast cancer, as well as ovarian cancer.
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The latest available figures show the Queensland rate of breast cancer diagnoses is slightly higher than the national rate, in terms of age-standardised rates. In 2010, almost 14,000 women across the nation were diagnosed with breast cancer, with more than 2,800 of those in Queensland. Mortality rates across the state have been dropping by more than 2 per cent every year since 1993.
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Prof Suthers, a clinical adviser to Cancer Council Queensland and a geneticist with the SA Clinical Genetics Service, said states needed to work together to eliminate inconsistencies between the way they handled tests for the BRCA1 and the BRCA2 gene.”It is of concern to me and my colleagues that we have significant patchiness (in terms of) access to genetic testing nationally and also significant differences in the funding arrangements,” he said.
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In Queensland, the test is available through the public health system for “women who have a personal and family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer and meet clinical criteria for testing”, according to Genetic Health Queensland director Dr Julia McGaughran.
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Model of bravery calls for awareness
A YOUNG Brisbane woman is encouraging people with a family history of cancer to be tested for a rogue gene after making the decision to have both breasts removed herself. Samantha Day has an extensive family history of cancer – thirteen relatives including her mother and maternal grandmother have been diagnosed, including two who died from the disease as a result of a defect in the BRCA1 gene passed down from one generation to the next.
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Eight months on from first meeting The Courier-Mail, the part-time model said she was more determined than ever to undergo the double-mastectomy.”I don’t know why anyone would want to wait to get breast cancer when you can do something about it,” she said.
“It definitely is scary but you can live a better life without having that thought constantly at the back of your mind.”
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The 23-year-old said friends and co-workers had been supportive after learning of her decision – the procedure planned for when she is 25. “I’ve also been approached by quite a few women who have been in a similar situation.” Winning the Bras N Things model search in 2012 and hopeful of a long career in modelling, Ms Day said she was aware of the possible change in her appearance.
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“The idea of having your breasts removed is daunting, it’s part of your femininity,” she said. “People have asked if I was worried losing modelling jobs but that’s not an issue for me.” Helped by Pink Hope, which supports women at high risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, Ms Day said she would continue working to raise awareness of the tests.
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Shortcut to: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/breast-cancer-expert-calls-for-genetic-testing-program-in-wake-of-angelina-jolies-double-mastectomy/story-e6freoof-1226645600848

How To Find Out Your Genetic Risk Factors Like Angelina Jolie Did
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Genetic Testing is Surprisingly Easy and Affordable According to Author of New Gene Patch Medicine Book
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

When Angelina Jolie told the world about her double mastectomy, she expressed a wish for all women with a family history of breast 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 that they have strong options.”
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You may think that such a test is something only movie stars can afford, but almost everyone can afford one, according to Dr. Stephen Shrewsbury, author of Defy Your DNA: How the New Gene Patch Personalized Medicines Will Help You Overcome Your Greatest Health Challenges (10 Finger Press/2013)… http://www.defyyourdnabook.com
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Shrewsbury says that 23andME will perform a gene test for $99. “They send you a simple spit test that will test for more than 200 traits, including breast cancer,” he says. The Mountain View, California company’s spit tests let you know your risk for a wide variety of diseases, from breast and prostate cancer to heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Companies like Genetics Testing Laboratory of Las Cruces, New Mexico have a breast cancer test for $285 that is administered by your physician.
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“In some cases,” says Shrewsbury, “these tests can put your mind at ease. In others, especially in terms of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and heart disease, it will encourage you to be more diligent in making changes to lower your risks.”-
Jolie’s mother died at 56 after a ten-year long battle with cancer. Jolie had her mastectomy done in part for her children’s peace of mind and as a preventive measure. Her children may never have to have surgery if they inherit the gene.
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In his book, Shrewsbury says that there are already medicines being developed so that surgery like mastectomies will be replaced by pills or nasal sprays. “These personalized medicines will eventually override the genetic defects that cause breast cancer. When they’re finally approved, women won’t have to have invasive surgery in order to remain healthy.”
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Dr. Stephen B. Shrewsbury is a physician whose 33-year career has taken him from the intimate world of family practice to Chief Medical Officer at a leading biotech firm on the cutting edge of global drug development and therapeutics. Since 2009, he has served on the Oligonucleotide Safety Working Group (OSWG), an international working group devoted to the safe development of gene patch medicines.

CONTACT: Sharon Cook
Land: 707-268-8784 or cell: 415-302-1752

Shortcut to: http://www.ereleases.com/pr/find-genetic-risk-factors-angelina-jolie-143987

Take it with Pinch of salt :

Angelina Jolie used disguises to keep surgery secret, sources say
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While Angelina Jolie certainly went global once she revealed her double mastectomy — and the reasons behind her surgery — those who know report that during her three-month-long medical journey, the actress made sure the process would be conducted with utmost secrecy.

“The CIA could take pointers from Angie and Brad [Pitt], ” quipped a close Jolie friend Wednesday.

Reportedly the star employed extensive and elaborate disguises and wigs to hide her identity as she went to and from the Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills.

On top of that, Jolie used an alias on all of her records and documents, and only a tiny handful of medical professionals were aware of her true identity.

Those in the know were required to sign confidentiality agreements to ensure Jolie’s secret was kept, until she went public with her op-ed piece in the New York Times.

Pitt told USA Today he was amazed his partner kept commitments to visit the Congo and London for the G8 Summit — “just weeks after she’d had truly major surgery.”

Wow- who knew the word “s*dist” would be censored by jj. Wish he would censor trolls spewing lies, too.

Good morning Jolie-Pitt fans.
Read People mag at the supermarket, not worth buying, I don’t believe anyone close to A&B spoke to the magazine, there are just using stuff that is floating around.
Peeps is not getting a penny from me, they’re no better than the Enquirer, they could have put her Photo on cover with the G8 announcement about rape.

Jarvis: Redefining female
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Turns out Angelina Jolie wasn’t just acting. She really is as tough as Lara Croft, Evelyn Salt and all the other formidable heroines she plays on film. She just drop kicked our hang-up with women’s bodies, redefining beauty and what it means to be female.
When you’re a woman, it’s like your body is your sum total, not to mention everybody else’s business. Hair, lips, neck, hips, bottoms, legs – there’s hardly a part that isn’t scrutinized,dissected and pronounced on. And breasts – in our preoccupation with ogling (Are they real?) we’ve forgotten what they’re actually for.
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Then there’s Hollywood, where it’s everyone’s job to look perfect, whether your parts are real or crafted by the best (and most discreet) doctors money can buy. Oscar-winner, leading lady, A-lister and former Sexiest Woman Alive, Jolie is one of the most beautiful women in a world of beautiful people. But faced with a high risk of breast cancer, she chose to undergo a double mastectomy so she could be around for her children. Then she wrote about it, in the New York Times, to offer support to other women.
And she stated this: “I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
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It must have been scary. It’s definitely highly personal. But there’s no drama, no pity in her account. It’s forthright and considered. That’s what makes it so powerful. She certainly doesn’t spare a lot. The decision was not easy, she wrote. She describes the procedure called a “nipple delay” (“causes some pain”), the major operation, which can take eight hours, and waking up with tubes to drain the fluid and expanders in her chest to create space for implants. It’s like a scene out of a science fiction film, she wrote.
But she also offers hope. Her risk of breast cancer has plummeted from 87 per cent to five per cent.
“I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer,” she wrote.
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As for reconstructive surgery, there have been many advances, she wrote, “and the results can be beautiful.”Her example – that you can seek information, explore your options and make the decision that’s best for you – is a message for everyone. She’s clear that her decision is not the right one for every woman. She had a mutation in one of the two so-called breast cancer susceptibility genes. They belong to a group of genes called tumour suppressors that help ensure the stability of genetic material and prevent uncontrolled cell growth. Certain mutations disrupt the genes’ proper functioning and increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. But only five to 10 per cent of these cancers are caused by these mutations, and even in those cases, the risk varies.
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There are other options, too, though none are as effective as a mastectomy. There is increased screening to detect cancer early, when it’s more easily treated, and drugs that have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer. Jolie’s account is not only bold and reasoned, it’s exceedingly generous. She could have said nothing. Certainly she’s entitled to privacy. But she knew that a person of her stature has an opportunity to have an impact, and she seized that opportunity. “I’m writing about it … because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience,” she wrote. “Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness.”
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Jolie can afford the blood test, which costs $3,000 in the U.S. ($4,000 in Ontario, covered by OHIP if you’re at risk), to check for the mutation. But she acknowledges that millions of Americans can’t afford it. And she advocates for them.“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, where they live,” she wrote.
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Despite all of the above, we should remember this isn’t a cure for cancer. The choice of facing potentially fatal disease or cutting off parts of our bodies to prevent it isn’t much of a choice, as one doctor said. But I’m convinced that some day, we’ll have real options.
Still, I have new respect for the woman .

Shortcut to: http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/05/16/redefining-female/

Jamie Lee Curtis Praises “Heroine” Angelina Jolie for Double Mastectomy Decision
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The celeb wrote a piece for Huffington Post, titled “Freedom of Choice, Freedom of Privacy,” where she not only praises the star’s bravery to undergo the procedure, but her ability to do it in private.
“Ms. Jolie is a heroine to many. Me included,” she wrote, adding that, “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.”
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Curtis makes note that Jolie’s big revelation was done with “eloquence and dignity and grace,” giving women a positive message of pro-action.The celeb goes on to admire that the mother of six had the opportunity to go through such a sensitive ordeal without the “tabloid machine” breathing down her neck. “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,” Curtis wrote. “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.”
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The actress hopes that should a similar situation come her way, she will be able to “emulate Ms. Jolie as my guide and follow in her very strong and brave steps and her quiet dignity.”
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http://uk.eonline.com/news/418874/jamie-lee-curtis-praises-heroine-angelina-jolie-for-double-mastectomy-decision

Dr Kristi Funk offers update on Angelina Jolie mastectomy surgery, looks ahead to ovary removal, praises Brad Pitt as supporter
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Earlier this week, Angelina Jolie revealed that she’d had a preventive double mastectomy, and her doctor credits the actress’s positive attitude and strength for her quick recovery. “To a large extent, I believe recovery reflects expectation,” Dr. Kristi Funk writes in an essay on the Pink Lotus Breast Center’s website. “Angelina expected to feel well, to be active.”
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In the essay, Funk details Jolie’s treatment, including her initial BRCA gene diagnosis, surgeries and recovery. “On day four after her mastectomies, I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls of her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing,” Funk reveals.
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Funk also credits Brad Pitt for standing by Jolie’s side throughout the three-month ordeal. After Jolie’s first operation, which took place at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, an outpatient facility in Beverly Hills, Calif., Funk says Pitt “was on hand to greet her as soon as she came around from the anesthetic, as he was during each of the operations.”
Funk also details which medications she prescribed to Jolie, as well as a rundown of the actress’s medical history. She writes that Jolie’s mother, who died of ovarian cancer in 2007, also battled breast cancer, and that Jolie’s grandmother had ovarian cancer as well.
As a result, Jolie will ultimately have her ovaries removed too, according to People magazine.
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“Many women, unfortunately, do not know that BRCA gene mutations exist and could affect them,” Funk writes. ”Like Angelina, I urge women who feel they may have a reason to be at risk for a BRCA gene mutation — perhaps because of a strong family history of cancer — to seek medical advice and to take control of their futures.”

What Angelina Jolie forgot to mention
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By H. Gilbert Welch, Special to CNN
May 17, 2013 —
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Editor’s note: H. Gilbert Welch is a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and a co-author of “Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health.”
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(CNN) — I first saw the headline early Tuesday on Real Clear Politics, a political news site where I generally start my morning. It’s not where I expect to see a story on breast cancer. Then I checked my e-mail messages — they all seemed to be about Angelina Jolie’s op-ed. Students in my undergraduate class wanted to discuss it in our next session. Colleagues expressed concern and wondered what the right response was. People I don’t even know sent e-mails.
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One, from a research fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, nicely summed up the general concern: “I fear that this disclosure will motivate other women to undergo preventive mastectomy, even though they do not need it.”
Wow. Maybe I should read it.I did. I found it to be a moving story and understood her choice. What I couldn’t understand initially was the concern expressed by others.
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As the day wore on, the story dominated the news. I didn’t fully appreciate how much Ms. Jolie is admired and respected and had neglected to consider just how powerful a celebrity personal anecdote could be. If American women saw themselves in Angelina Jolie — then that would be a problem. Because the logical next question is: Should I get a preventive mastectomy?
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Then I realized something was missing in her piece; something that should have been printed in big black letters:
NOTE: This story is not relevant to more than 99% of American women.
Why? Because more than 99% of women do not have BRCA1 — or BRCA2, for that matter.
Let’s be clear, BRCA1 is a bad thing. Although I might quibble with the exact numbers in the piece, the big picture is this: BRCA1 increases the risk of developing breast cancer about five fold and increases the risk of ovarian cancer more than 10 fold.
It is a powerful risk factor for these cancers — almost as powerful as cigarette smoking is for lung cancer.
When people are at very high risk for something bad to happen, preventive interventions are more likely to be a good deal; that is, the benefits are likely to exceed the harms. I’m not saying that prophylactic mastectomy is the right choice for a woman with BRCA1, simply that it is a reasonable one.
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When people are at average risk, the deal changes. The opportunity for benefit is less, simply because the bad event is less likely to happen. But the harms of preventive intervention remain roughly the same. It is a fundamental precept of medicine — one I hammer home with undergraduates (future patients) and medical students (future doctors): Patients with severe abnormalities stand to gain more from intervention than patients with mild ones. Patients with mild abnormalities are more likely to experience net harm from intervention, simply because they have less opportunity to benefit.
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The vast majority of women don’t have BRCA1. They are at average risk for breast cancer. They are not Angelina Jolie. They should not have a preventive mastectomy. A few weeks ago, in a New York Times Magazine piece, Peggy Orenstein related her first instinct when facing breast cancer recurrence: take the other breast too. Her oncologist responded with a simple question: “Would an average womancut off her breasts?”I hope not.
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But there is a second question for women raised by Ms. Jolie’s piece: Should I be tested for BRCA1?
She seems to believe the answer is yes, pointing to the half-million women who die from breast cancer worldwide each year. But she neglects to point out that 90% of these deaths have nothing to do with BRCA1. That’s because most women don’t have BRCA1 and because most breast cancer is sporadic.
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Opinion: Jolie’s choice: Risks and benefits
The few women who are likely to have BRCA1 are also likely to know they may have BRCA1 based on the oldest genetic test of all: a strong family history of cancer.
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Population-wide screening raises complex issues. We would want to know more about how often the test is wrong, particularly how often the test is falsely positive. That’s important because women falsely diagnosed as a mutation carrier might undergo prophylactic mastectomy unnecessarily. Then there are the psychological effects, not only for the patient but also for her siblings and offspring.
We’d also need to know more about what a BRCA1 mutation means in the absence of family history. Ms. Jolie’s mother died of ovarian cancer at age 56. I’m no geneticist, but I can guess that puts her at higher risk — both for having the mutation and for developing a bad cancer.
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And we’d certainly want an answer to the question: Must the test cost so much?
There’s no one right choice for a woman in Angelina Jolie’s position, but she may well have made the right choice for her. Luckily it is a choice most women don’t have to face.

Shortcut to: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/05/17/opinion/welch-jolie-mastectomy/index.html

Why Angelina Jolie is a role model for the celebrity age
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We need to find a new word for celebrity, and quick. Because this week has clearly illustrated that the term is no longer sufficient. It’s too broad, applying to the sublime and the ridiculous simultaneously.The word has been stretched to breaking point, expanding to ensnare the frivolous and vulgar along with the talented and relevant. It’s so bloated and spent that it’s about to snap. And so it should.
You see, I do not believe that Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian should be categorised under the same banner. It is insulting, like comparing a Nobel prize with Teen Choice award. Honey Boo Boo with Henry Kissinger. Nelson Mandela with Ricky Nixon.
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Not getting where I’m coming from? Just turn on your TV or jump on the net. This week I did both, which tipped me into a trough of trite – ”celebrities” the Kardashian sisters sniffing each others’ vaginas on their TV show to determine whose smells sweeter; Brynne Edelsten shivering in a wet swimsuit on the gormless Celebrity Splash; and yet more morbidly obese contestants humiliated on that abominable bully-fest The Biggest Loser.
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All the above come under the banner of another word that needs serious updating – news. The vacuous and vain are sucking up valuable airtime and column inches, leaving us empty as a result. Thankfully, amid the puerile inanity of excremental television, singing haircuts and reality harlots there was some redemption with the pairing of celebrity and news this week. It came in the form of Angelina Jolie’s considerate, candid and constructive article in The New York Times, and reproduced in these pages, on her decision to undergo an elective double mastectomy.
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It was a message resonating in warmth, honesty and concern. It was a celebration of the love of her partner and children and a note of gratitude for her good fortune. It was another example of admirable behaviour from a woman who is not going to waste the impressive power of her ”celebrity” on shampoo commercials and fluffy chitchat. It was the action of an evolved, wise and centred woman balancing extraordinary privilege with benevolence. Which is why I will take on anyone who tries to dismiss Jolie as another oxygen-thief actor full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Forget about her career and looks; this woman has a soul. (Many will argue with me that I am not a sister for championing Jolie; that she ”stole” another woman’s husband. Well, I don’t believe men can be stolen. They are not inanimate objects.)
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Only a particularly diehard cynic would believe Jolie’s humanitarian efforts are a publicity stunt. Just look at what she has crammed into the past decade. It is impressive, inspiring and humbling. It’s a long list but worth taking in. Angelina has been active with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in more than 30 countries – always covering her own costs and sharing the same rudimentary conditions as UNHCR field staff. She’s been an invited speaker at the World Economic Forum and has met with members of the United States Congress at least 20 times, lobbying for bills to aid refugees and vulnerable children in the Third World. She founded the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation to promote environmental conservation in Cambodia, and a daycare facility for children affected by HIV.
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With Brad Pitt she created the Jolie-Pitt Foundation aiding humanitarian causes worldwide, and co-partnered the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, educating those affected by man-made or natural disasters. Then there’s her work with Kids in Need of Defense, a pro bono movement of law firms, corporate law departments, non-government organisations and volunteers committed to providing legal counsel to unaccompanied immigrant children. Oh, and the Jolie Legal Fellows Program, which recruits lawyers to support child protection efforts in Haiti. Plus the innumerable direct-from-pocket donations to victims of Hurricane Katrina and numerous other international and urgent catastrophes, sums always in the millions.
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Angelina has given three adopted children a loving home and education and is the biological mother of another three. She doesn’t wear a Third World country’s deficit on her back every time she steps out for an ice-cream, even though she can afford to. She rarely appears to wear make-up unless she’s at work being a movie star. I don’t know her diet tips, only that she is acutely aware she is lucky to be able to eat well. Jolie’s decision to reduce her chance of getting breast cancer from 87 per cent risk to less than 5 per cent after being diagnosed as carrying a mutated BRCA1 gene is heroic.
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Her decision to go public about it will save countless women’s lives. Angelina, to me, is more than a world-class beauty, she is a world-class citizen. Her caste is everyman, despite its surreal circumstance. She is a celebrity actually worthy of celebration. This woman deserves a term of her own and it ain’t celebrity. It’s also not saint – she’d be the first to admit that. Perhaps the word should be solid; Angelina Jolie is a solidbrity. She is a rare example of the grounded rising above the flighty in a self-absorbed society, and I can’t applaud, admire and thank her enough.

Age columnist Wendy Squires is a journalist, editor and author.
Twitter: @Wendy_Squires

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We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 9:31 am

After eight years I might finally be able to forgive Angelina Jolie for stealing Jennifer Aniston’s man

I deeply admire Angelina Jolie. It’s a sentence that, since 2005, I never thought I would write.

For eight years I have been firmly Team Aniston to the point I would wince when I saw Ange come on screen – and had an all-out ban on watching any of her movies.

I’d been sucked into the bitter feud believing that Angelina had been the witch who stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston after they starred together in film Mr & Mrs Smith.

For some reason it was a betrayal that resonated with me – and like the majority of the world I’d decided Ange was some kind of professional siren.

But there was something very interesting about the way she announced her double mastectomy this week.

There was no press conference, no rumours, no Tweet that would have left so much more to be said.

No. She simply laid out everything in a frank, straightforward and also emotional article in The New York Times.

She didn’t try to hide anything and she shared just the right amount of personal information – revealing how Brad stayed by her side and her conversations with her children – to make us see she was not an ice queen.

In short, it was handled with grace. She so easily could have kept her ordeal private, but thanks to her decision to speak out, so many women will end up owing their lives to Ange.

But it was the cute details about how her and Brad managed to share jokes as she lay in her hospital bed after the ordeal that made me realise just how real and committed and in love this couple really are.

After years of refusing to accept she was anything other than the ‘other woman’ I was pleased to be proved wrong. I might not go as far as to rush to see her at the cinema, but I might be able to pack the Team Aniston t-shirt away. Ahem.

Source

Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/77868156.html?page=2#comments#ixzz2TYYm68qL

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 9:31 am

Seems like some hens are now jumping sides. Who could claim them? Lol

God bless the Jolie- pitts

appologies if any links were posted already as havent had a chance to go through to check from the back so please forgive.

It’s very disgusting, to see attacks from this pathetics haters and heartless conspiracy theorist to Angelina in this difficult time!! I wonder, what would this cowards do, if they were in Angelina’s shoes??
I’m sure that they, will NOT be as stronght as Angie, BUT just because…. Angelina is an extraordinary human being… this fools DON’T have the right to attack her like this!! They truly should be ashamed of themselves, but that would be asking too much; because this repulsive beings DON’T have a conscious and compassion to beging with!!

Angelina Double Mastectomy: Natalie Portman’s Doctor Father Praises Actress, Explains BRCA Gene
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by Alyssa Toomey and Marcus Mulick Thu., May. 16, 2013 6:30 PM PDT
Many have spoken out in support of Angelina Jolie after the actress bravely revealed she underwent a preventive double mastectomy.
And Natalie Portman’s dad is no exception. Dr. Avner Hershlag, chief of the Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore LIJ and father to the Black Swan actress, tells E! News he has the utmost respect for Brad Pitt’s other half and also shares his own medical insight as Jolie continues the preemptive cancer treatment. “I feel a lot of adulation towards her announcement,” Hershlag tells E! News. “She is doing so much service for so many women. Imagine a woman who did not know she should be tested. She sees Angelina’s announcement, gets tested today and finds out in a few weeks that she’s positive for BRCA. The Angelina announcement could save her life.”Which is exactly what the mother of six intended.
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Although Jolie has taken positive steps to keep herself cancer free, there’s still the question of the disease potentially affecting her three biological children.
“There is a 50 percent chance to pass the gene on to your children…It’s a statistical risk,” Portman’s father explains. “The genetics on kids is a big deal from an emotional point of view. When someone tests positive for the mutation it has an implication for the entire family. If someone’s positive, their siblings should be tested. If they test negative, that means their children don’t risk having the mutation.”
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If upon testing, you do discover the genetic mutation, Hershlag insists having kids is not out of the question.”Women with the gene who are seeking to have children or want more children should go to fertility doctors and discuss doing IVF treatments,” he says. “We can prevent women passing on the mutation to their children because we can identify the gene in the embryo…We can ensure only the embryos that test negative for the mutation are used for pregnancy.”
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Jolie also shared her plans to remove her ovaries in order to drastically reduce her risk of ovarian cancer, and Hershlag suggests having your eggs frozen if you’re concerned about doing the same. “If women are afraid of removing their ovaries, have your eggs frozen. You don’t have to use them right away, if at all,” he said before clarifying. “Everyone has the BRCA gene. But when someone is affected by it, it means they have a change in the gene, a mutation. There is a BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutation. Each of them comes along with an 80% breast cancer over your lifetime and over 30% chance of ovarian cancer.”
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And just like that, thanks to Jolie’s efforts, we’re much more informed about our health.

http://uk.eonline.com/news/419770/angelina-double-mastectomy-natalie-portman-s-doctor-father-praises-actress-explains-brca-gene?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_topstories

Jolie and the love for life
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Friday, 17 May 2013

“Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of,” said the beautiful actress Angelina Jolie in a by-lined article published in The New York Times, after she willingly underwent a preventive double mastectomy. Jolie had lost her mother after a struggle with cancer. She later found out that she carries a gene that increases the risk of suffering from the disease, so she bravely decided to fight it, in her own way.
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Many factors have contributed to Jolie’s worldwide fame and admiration; her beauty, her expertise as a model and actress, her presence in commercials for luxury brands, her long-term relationship with star actor Brad Pitt and the over-exposure given to the couple “Brangelina” by the tabloids.
But, following her brave “medical choice,” a lot of people realized that her inner beauty is equal to her outer beauty. This is down to her maturity, wisdom and bravery, commitment to human rights in Africa and elsewhere, shedding light on women’s rights, her encouragement towards preventing diseases and supporting charities and NGOs.
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Last but not least, it is also due to her embracing a large family with different races – which includes six children, some biological and some adopted.
Inner beauty The medical choice she resorted to and later made public, away from considerations linked to her appearance – which is probably her most spotlighted asset – has certainly turned Jolie from a “mere” rich and famous star who makes headlines, into an inspiring role model looked up to by women across the world.
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Clearly, this grants more hope when fighting cancer and it also forms an incentive to take the path of resorting to similar preventive measures in order to try and avoid reaching the mandatory and painful phase of cancer treatment. The most prominent of issues that obstruct the choice of preventive measures is the high cost of conducting tests to diagnose whether the gene that increases the risk of breast cancer is present. Also, such advanced surgical and cosmetic operations may not abundantly be available in the Middle East.
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In her article, Jolie thoroughly spoke of the medical stages she had to go through and overcome. She obviously managed to create common grounds with millions of men and women across the world, granting her beauty a human and sentimental dimension.

It is marvellous that a woman as beautiful as Angelina Jolie reminds us of the most important thing about life: the love for life.
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This article was first published in Lebanon-based Annahar on May 17, 2013.
Shortcut to: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/views/news/world/2013/05/17/Angelina-Jolie-and-the-love-for-life.html

prayers can/will moved mountains.bless anjie and her family.

good pretty morning,JPs on board!!! hello phool!!! waves…..LLM,noplace….ladies comes out from lurking.

@Phool:
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Angelina wrote in her op-ed:
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“For any woman reading this, I hope it helps you to know you have options. 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.”
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Angelina does not state that all women should get BRCA mutant tested only that they should get information and medical experts. So it annoys me a bit when Gilbert Welch thinks it’s going to encourage a spate of mastectomies. What Angelina does encourage correctly so, is that women should ask the question and get information about her health.
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I don’t know, perhaps I’m the only here who finds Dr Welch somewhat patronising. But something about what he says:
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“One, from a research fellow at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, nicely summed up the general concern: “I fear that this disclosure will motivate other women to undergo preventive mastectomy, even though they do not need it.”
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“Wow. Maybe I should read it.I did. I found it to be a moving story and understood her choice. What I couldn’t understand initially was the concern expressed by others.
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“As the day wore on, the story dominated the news. I didn’t fully appreciate how much Ms. Jolie is admired and respected and had neglected to consider just how powerful a celebrity personal anecdote could be. If American women saw themselves in Angelina Jolie — then that would be a problem. Because the logical next question is: Should I get a preventive mastectomy?”
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Does he think women are going to queue up to lop off their breasts just because Angelina did? Honestly! that’s a ridiculous thing to write.
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I think Angelina deliberately left out the bit about how 99% of women not having a mutant BRCA gene because the point is to go and get the information about your genetic risk and your risk factors in general ie,age, diet, smoking etc. and then making informed decisions about your medical choices.

Wow!!! when I googled Angelina Jolie, it gave me over 1 billion results. Its the first Ive seen it.

I swear to GOD folks including professors and doctors are STUPID. Being tested for the faulty gene is NOT done willy nilly. The patient HAS to have a predisposition for the faulty gene. That is, mother or father side, has early incidences of breast/ovarian cancer, age 50 or prior. AJ’s grand mother had ovarian cancer and died from it at age 45, her mom got it in her 40′s plus she also had breast cancer (although she died from OC). AJ’s aunt Debbie (the only one living) also has breast cancer and Roland (uncle) died from cancer.
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AJ CLEARLY states in her op-ed that IF you have a family history, find out about the gene because it can save your life. No where from the piece can anyone deduce that every woman should go get the test. I don’t get why folks felt she had to also point out that woman should get mammogram and breast check when this is standard proceedure for all women.

I also got 312 million when I googled for news about her. You can really see the impact she had worldwide because of her op-ed.

an opinion @ 05/17/2013 at 10:43 am

@We’re the morons: The best part of this is the comments are like really it took you eight years to get over it. It is the same thing we post here about the trolls. Get over it. Move on.

You know the irony is not lost on me.

As fans we have long followed Angie’s career, family and humanitarian pursuits because we recognized rare and hugely inspiring and admirable qualities in her.

We were awed at her amazing bravery and lack of inhibiting fears, her ‘scary smarts’, her raw and unique talent, her iconic personal empowerment, her drive to help those in need all over the planet; particularly women, children and refugees. We have proudly watched her become part of the geopolitical landscape as a more influential advocate to her causes, we have seen her walk among poverty and royalty, we have seen her live her integrated life of humility and balance….and incredible love.

But it took, after almost a decade, this jarring medical decision to sweep away the triangle and blood vial cobwebs in order for the rest of the world to see what we have known all along.

All fans should take five and pat themselves on the back for sharing some of the qualities we so admire in our heroine. How do I know we share them…because if we didn’t we would never have chosen Angelina as role model.

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 10:49 am

@an opinion: exactly! Like the hens act like it happened last week or something. I’m glad some former Jen hens are finally realizing that Angie is not the bad guy. Unfortunately, it took a life-threatening event for them to do so. Brad found his soul mate in Angie, and people need To accept it. Brad wasn’t living a meaningful life before, now he is.

Publicity vet Angelina Jolie timed the revelation of her double mastectomy so that it would miss the weekly tabloids.
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Angelina Jolie is the most savvy publicist in Hollywood.

The brave actress, who just revealed in a New York Times Op-Ed piece that she chose to undergo a preventive double mastectomy to lower her chances of breast cancer, planned her announcement meticulously.

Jolie, who has been beaten up by the weekly gossip magazines for years, released her story early Tuesday, causing In Touch, Life & Style, OK and Us Weekly to miss the biggest scoop since the “Girl Interrupted” Oscar winner stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston.

PHOTOS: ANGELINA JOLIE’S BEST MOMMY MOMENTS

“She knows the weeklies’ printing schedule,” one magazine insider tells Confidenti@l. “OK closes on a Thursday [the week before] so they had no chance. The others close on Monday night at midnight, so they were out.”

Our source explains that only People, the most powerful and respectable of the bunch, has the option to go back in on Tuesday morning to reprint the entire magazine — which is expensive, but worth it, when it is a story as big as Jolie’s.

After People spotted Jolie’s piece, the staff reworked the cover to feature the actress with the headline, “Inside Her Brave Choice.” Five pages of the glossy are dedicated to her story.

“People has been working with the same printing press forever and they never use the late option. They knew this was worth it,” says our source.

It is rare for the glossy to toss out a cover at the last minute. The most recent occasion was in April 2010, when Julia Roberts was bumped as People’s Most Beautiful cover girl for Sandra Bullock, who not only had announced filing for divorce from cheating hubby Jesse James, but said she had secretly adopted a baby boy.

In Jolie’s case, the mag had until 3 p.m. Tuesday to gather a story and bump the Ohio kidnapping victims as the lead story. The prior week, the cover featuring them sold over 1 million copies.

“She refuses to work with a publicist and knew if she broke it on a Monday, she’d be on the cover of the magazines she doesn’t like,” says our source.

“She’s not mad. She’s savvy. She’s winning the game here,” says the insider. “The New York Times also requested a full interview with her, but she wrote the Op-Ed so she’d have full control. Every word is her word and can’t be twisted or taken out of context. People has always been good to her.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/jolie-scoop-turns-gossip-mags-news-weaklies-article-1.1345285#ixzz2TYt3Fu5n

GoopyGOOP! @ 05/17/2013 at 11:51 am

@first and last post:
TRUE …. but …. there is always a “but”. The health care insurers have to cover you under Obamacare but they can make the premiums super unaffordable. That is why each state was supposed tro form a high-risk pool. Sorry to those of you who live in Texas, Florida, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi etc.

Now do you see why we need single-payer??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g8Ad6cuVZk
Brandy and other black women in the entertainment industry comment on Angelina’s revelation. Pay particular attention to the last comment.; nice to hear someone in the entertainment industry “get her”.

#vickifromtexas @ 05/16/2013 at 9:32 pm
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Good Morning Vicki
Thank you for replying back damn I know I’m bossy boots for demanding it lol, joking aside I was just very worried about your self and fellow Texans when I had heard & seen that on the news about the Tornado. So sad to hear about the 6 casualties, as for the several the injured people I pray they are able to get their lives back on track. Unfortunately it’s a situation that can’t be prevented as much as we would like it to, I pray they area able to rebuild their lives again.
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Vicki regarding our brave Angie how much more you can love this women she does one thing and you admire her for that, and then she goes one step further and takes your breath away and you are left in awe of her. She gives us MILLION of reason to admire her for ever more, may it be for her work or just her being “Angelina Jolie” a fighter for causes & fighter for justice she is an inspiration to billions I say that because that’s what she is all we need to do is look around us and every one is talking about her bravery and thank god where there were some cynics in this world have managed to lift the cloud of cynicism and got their balls back by throwing away the “cool aid of hate against all things Angelina Jolie” and for once can see what we see and have been saying for years that she is an inspiration a Tigress in life.
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Yes a true decent woman with the utmost integrity just floors us every time. It gives hope that there are people like her out there in the world making a difference without any personal interests showing selfless acts time & time again she is as noble women even in her hour of despair still went out to fight others causes and to get justice for them. That’s the admiration she garners from her piers.
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You know what Vicki her children have one of the coolest parents in the world and don’t they know it, yes I loved the part where it was mentioned that they had pre –op party its so “Jolie Pitt’s” isn’t it Vicki only they could turn every thing in to more cool lol, turning every event into an adventure. They get educated in the process as well as having fun with their parents its win win all around. Oh how I wish I was a fly on that wall, If only Angie would adopt any grown a$$ed adult then I’m in first in line pick me NOW ok I’ll throw in a please just for good measures don’t want to sound too desperate do I ? Ok don’t answer that Vicki lol I know the answer.
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Talking about Brad, Angie did say he’s all Man and Brad has time and time again showed the world what a man he is stood by his women through thick and thin no matter what life throws at them they are a team they will fight it together and God willing will come out of it unscaved and more stronger then before. OK I need to stop know before I highjack the whole thread again and make it about me me me joking I’m not that of a narcissist or am I? lol. Vicki take care always a pleasure seeing your posts and once again happy to hear you and your loved ones are ok with the grace of God.

#Passing Through @05/16/13 at 02:49pm
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Lol PT at least you’ll die a happy women…by the way don’t forget to get the tomb stone written “scratch & lighting” (brads scratch and one lift from Angies eyebrow lighting will strike)…..she left us with a smile on her face like a chesher cat lol.

#Passing Through@05/16/13 at 02:28pm
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LOL oh my bad I am slapping my self as I type, how could I make that silly mistake of thinking Ticky doesn’t know where Angie lives blame it on my early attcak of senil years lol.
By the way OT did you see the busted Blond wig the alleged CIA agent was wearing while trying to recruit a Russian spy? I thought I recognised the hair as from most of Tickys weaves it’s was so uncanny.
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By the way its funny you brought up Ticky going under ground after Angie’s Op-Ed announcement her NY street pimping stopped in the tracks altogether I was wondering if she would have the guts to still prance around with her boobs hanging & nips out. she is gutless has no shame in stalking but when it comes to take her head- on, she runs away like a skunk that she is back in the drains. By the way you said “she’s scared some gang bangers is going to snatch her off the streets or at least mess up the hair she’s in NYC to pimp” even they don’t do cast-offs especially 2nd hand haggard cast-offs.

#Susan@05/16/13 at 02:05pm
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Good Morning Susan how are you my dear? ITA your sentiments are same as mine and all the rest of the JoliePitt fans for us these few days were draining cant even fathom what both Brad & Angie must have gone through and knowing they have been going through it for quite a considerable time. Trust me I know these types of discussions are hard enough e of for anyone, sitting with your loved one and discussing about “their choices” about “their Life expectancy” hard is the last word that comes to mind its just inexplicable to gage that kind of discussion. No one cane fathom those months of the unknown, the if? Hanging over your head 24/7. they carried on in their daily endeavours as if its nothing out of the norm and that Susan is what has stunned people into further admiration for Both of them Angie because petite little thing she may be seen to people its must have been physically painful there is no doubt of that even Laura Croft gets a scratch some times but still holds her head high and carried on putting others needs before hers, I know she said several times she can match her mothers sacrifices and graciousness I would say Angie if this isn’t it then what is even Marcahanline is looking down on her Angle and telling her you most defanatly are.

Yes like you mentioned Angie said “Brad is a thinker” as hard it’s been on Angie it goes without a doubt it’s been doubly hard on Brad he’s been a tower of strength to her in every way & form. Remember he once said I lie in wake at nights some times worrying about my family and that Susan goes to show what a man Brad really is like Angie said “Brad is whole man” and I very much doubt it she was talking about just his physicality it goes way more deep than that. It’s the depth of the man she was giving her admiration to the strength of his girth. You always get the better picture of a person when it comes from the horses mouth so to speak so the real insight to how they feel about each other and how they perceive each others strengths & weaknesses, and Susan you will agree from what we have read & from what we have heard from both Brad & Angelina is Respect, integrity and dignity and that stands them shoulders above other people out there.
Susan I’m glad to hear about your Niece’s saying she is proud of Angie especially coming from a young person working at Cancer Research, it goes to show Angie has touched millions in million other ways hasn’t she Susan.

Susan talking about Brad’s swagger I just want to walk into that Brad chest of his and just be stuck there for EVER, you knows accidentally as you do lol. Sorry Angie i repent.

#First and last post@05/16/13 at 01:56pm
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Good Morning First and last post how are you my dear? Hope you are well thanks for posting your posts you are eloquent as ever in each and every one of them. In the above post you made a very fair point in regard to some quarters judgment & criticism of Angie decision, you are absolutely right in pointing out that no one really knows the exact full nature of Angie Mastectomy & the decision to have the operation. Its just with some people ignorance is bliss they rather not hear about uncomfortable stories if they do they are eager to make a point with out knowing the full facts.
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FALP I’m just so pleasantly surprised by the 99.99% of positive response angie is getting from Media and every other sector of the worlds from cancer patients to non-patients yes there still is that 0.01% out there that will even try to disregard this all together, but hey we all aren’t perfect are we?
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I remember at this point some one said “when you see that even the most beautiful women in the world has a faulty gene, it humanises her to us even more”. I guess Angie has bean able to breakthrough the hard nut doubters with her good deeds. I guess the outer beauty held certain quarters back may it be due to personal prejudice or jealousy towards her & brad , but it seems to have converted them, like if it’s happened to her, then that’s all right she’s no different to anyone she’s one of us mentality.

#groundcontrol@05/16/13 at 02:48pm
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Good morning groundcontrol I think with some people when they see a ***** in the armour they are pleased, some one said “when you see that even the most beautiful women in the world has a faulty gene it huminises her to us even more”. I know twisted logic isnt it. I think some times for people of inferior complex they bound to hit out at people they feel inferior to, despite the fact they never met that person, but just feel safe casting stones from afar to sooth their own deflectable ego or conscious.
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So when a thing like this happens they retracted and changed their perceptions and seen her in a new light hallelujah what does it take for this women to be noticed with out casting stones at her. I think there is a lesson to be learnt here that what you see is not what you get and that’s what they haters have seen.
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I know people a small minority of people are saying why is she big news we already new about BARC1 & 2 I say bu’llshit to that excuse my language not everyone did especially who never has that hereditary gene so done blame a women discussing her own personal medical matter to reassure fellow suffers carrying the same gene that there is help there is hope out there please do something while there is a chance and life a happy & prosper life for yourself and your loved ones.
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Yes I agree we never claimed for once she was the first & only person to discuses this topic, no one is saying that but sometimes when you least expect it like the bolt out of the blue that’s what hits you and that’s what’s happened to everyone when they heard this news, because some may have family members suffered the same, but did I discuss it every day no I didn’t so what Angie has said has brought it to the forefront to the world platform …I’m with you GC just when you think this young lady cant surprise us any more & be prouder of her than we already are out comes another simple gesture and she floor us again. Her whole life is a revelation in it self, no wonder Brads says it’s an adventure an adventure he would loved to carry on happening with her and his family.
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Groundcontrol Is she bad at any thing … hang on I think its cooking …hang on I did hear she & brad were getting cooking lessons, so I might as well tick that of from my blank paper list ..No she’s not bad at any thing she’s just Amazing pure and simple.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 1:17 pm

# 341 No publicist – read @ 05/17/2013 at 8:54 am
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I think Ticky’s coattailing will be lessened but not stop entirely. She’ll have to be more choosey about it now. She can’t just show up walking down a street in NYC holding hands with her booboo, engagement ring position for optimal camera coverage or seen in LA coming out of the back door of a furniture store…with her booboo, engagement ring position for optimal camera coverage. Now I think it’ll have to be limited to industry events or movie\product pimping. Angie’s announcement has also made things like her attempts to make her Dumbwater commercials go viral by making fun of the tabloid stories about her. I also think doing things like showing up on Ellen 3 months early to promote a movie need to be curbed. There’s famehoing for work and then there’s famehoing because you’re an insecure hag who needs mass admiration (not approval) every second of your life. With a lot of luck perhaps Ticky and Huvsy are ready to admit defeat and GTFU and get the fvck over it.

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 1:34 pm

@Passing Through: sorry to but in, but I think she will reduce her fame whoring completely. She is already loosing some of her fans, and if she tries to fame ***** more, they will now be onto her as well as everyone else. I just think her expiration date has come and it’s time for her to leave gracefully without any kicking and screaming.

RIP ticky September 1995- May 2013

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 1:55 pm

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Did you see that Nole lost to Berdych in Rome? WOuld be asking too much for Berdych to take out BDB, too? Probably. Then if he beats Roger I won’t care as long as BDB doesn’t win it…

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 2:04 pm

# 345 Phool @ 05/17/2013 at 9:14 am
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I’m sure Angie and Brad DID use disguises. That’s a DUH! story if I’ve ever heard one. Their staff is already signed to confidentiality agreements with the current astringement adherance to HIPAA laws most private clinics are very vigilant to ensure no leaks occur. Especially with a celebrity of Angie’s magnitude. A leak that gave away Angie’s private information would more than likely see the feds shutter the Pink Lotus Breast Center for quite a while pending an investigation of the breach. The feds don’t fool around on these breaches. They’d come in the same day it was reported and shut the place down and they’d have to transfer all of their patients elsewhere, plus, none of the staff (from docs to nurse’s aides) would be allowed to practice medicine during the investigation. So the clinic had a MAJOR stake in making sure there were no leaks. Not to mention that Angie could have sued the pants off them.

@Neil:
thanks so much neil love what they all said

Manny again? One thing that u can be sure is u wont stop talking about her.u wont stop giving her.it doestnt matter u should with draw. This should have happend 5 years ago.ahhhhhhhhh stop for all reasons why dumb why why why

@yib:

When she stops being a no talent, JP stalking, passive aggressive fameho, we’ll promise to stop talking about her; if she ever gives an honest interview and admits her marriage was in cold storage for years and no third party broke it up….I promise we’ll stop talking about her…..

until then, it’s open season. Sowwy, Carry, lol, Bet……..whomever.

The Real Deal @ 05/17/2013 at 2:45 pm

@We’re the morons:

Nah, the gargoyle appears to have a compulsion to try to “one up” Brad and Angelina, its as if that song from Annie get your gun, “Anything you can do, I can do better, I can do anything better than you” is playing on a loop in that leathery long-chinned head of hers. And since the “boohoo hoo, Brad left me almost 10 yrs ago”, aint working anymore….well not with people who arent insane. I predict, in the next couple of months, man-face will in an interview, complete with hand-flapping, hair-flipping and that shakey hand wiping the tears and snot from her face, thingy she does in everything that she’s ever been in, will reveal one of these things which will yet again make her “America’s favorite Victim” .

Option 1: She will reveal some childhood trauma–throwing her half-dead mama under a bus…”My mother called me ugly and now I realize that that was emotional abuse, sniff, sniff” and with the love from Fetch, she has the strength to confront her demons and finally knows what real love is.

Option 2: She will reveal that she was the victim of domestic abuse (emotional and verbal) from a former partner, “he made me feel really ugly and worthless, sniff,sniff”….no names mind you, but all the Jen heifers will began mooing in unison “It was BRAAAAAAAAAAAAADDDD!!!!” and now with the love from Fetch makes she realizes what love between a man and woman should be..

Option 3: She was sexually assaulted….she’ll be vague about what happened or when, but she’ll say ” it made me feel ugly and worthless, sniff, sniff”and know with the love from Fetch, she know feels safe and protected for the first time in her life.

I’m voting for option 2, cause you know, she’s got to mention her ex somekind of way.

Sheryl Lee Ralph … Beautiful woman saying amazing things about The wonderful Angelina. Warrior woman indeed.

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 3:01 pm

@The Real Deal: who was I kidding she would stop lmao. Just now she will lie about we past lol. Ticky will never stop, just now she has to put more effort into it.

Brad if take even caa do it getting rid if these people that for yr own sake.angie whatever it takes listen it makes me sad to come herr it is some kins of this. R u two dumb or is this the pr folcks.all u need is love with freedom and work that is it.
Btw am nottalking about the trolls fakefans like deluce dawine etc not ho of studio get fck out here.
Yet again back here againcause it takes little like tiny measure to control them always year after year disappointing

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:23 pm

# 360 lylian @ 05/17/2013 at 10:31 am
# 362 QQQQ @ 05/17/2013 at 10:36 am
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What I’ve noticed is that it’s not just the trolls with reading comprehension problems. So many of these OPINION pieces are twisting Angie’s words or misreading them or something because I’ve read her op-ed 3 times now and I have yet to see where she’s said 99% of the stuff people have interpreted. Just goes to show you that even medical professional only read every third word – and that’s scary. Either that or, and I paraphrase, “Get informed and make your own choices INTELLIGENTLY” means something other than what I think it means. I swear I don’t get, “Do everything I did just like I did it…but without Brad Pitt…cuz he’s MINE!” out of any of Angie’s statement. For a sec there I thought it was just me.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:39 pm

# 363 raye @ 05/17/2013 at 10:36 am
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I’m LMAO because I Googled Brad and got 174MIL. Then I Googled Ticky and got 77.3MIL. Then I Googled “Jennifer Aniston HAIR”…and got 37.5MIL. That’s right folks, 48.5% of the hits on Ticky’s name are about her hair. BUT…Huvsy keeps having the media tell us that Ticky’s a HUGE movie star. Her total hits are 7.8% of Angie’s 985,000,000.

OK…trolls, pop quiz math problem: Using the info above – Who’s the bigger star by a multiple of 12.74 and has Brad Pitt and Brad Pitt’s six children?
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Be sure to turn in your answers as the door hits you in your big flat asses on the way out…

I think Angie made absolutely right choice for her children especially so many people in her side of family died of cancer. I would do the same if I were her.

I should ignore this some hos of some r mad angie get attention and they didn’t as they want or they plane mad she got.but is very famous and revealing in the way that can help other and she is famous and has famous partner

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 3:45 pm

@Passing Through: you said it best. The trolls can talk ill about Angie all day long, but Angie is laughing all the way to the bank, hehe.

No one cares, you wrote a book, no one bought it.
You live in an imagery World, no one in America believes you, even the Globe would not pay you for a story, and they are one of the lowest TABS around.
So if they’re stupid enough to pay you overseas, it is easier from Brad and Angie to sue them, just asked the defunct NOW.
Still not giving your S H I T T Y site any hits, broke a s s, lying b itch..

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 3:54 pm

# 367 raye @ 05/17/2013 at 10:51 am
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Publicity vet Angelina Jolie timed the revelation of her double mastectomy so that it would miss the weekly tabloids.
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It took the NYDN 4 days to notice this…yet it was the first thing I said when I read it on Monday night at midnight. No wonder the NYDN can’t get anything right. Talk about being a day late and a dollar short. It obviously doesn’t take much to outsmart them.

lmao…IUC????? jesuz luz!!!! his very own FAMILY never believed his azzz.

groundcontrol @ 05/17/2013 at 3:55 pm

@lylian:
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I don’t know, perhaps I’m the only here who finds Dr Welch somewhat patronising. But something about what he says:
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Does he think women are going to queue up to lop off their breasts just because Angelina did? Honestly! that’s a ridiculous thing to write.
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Lylian, exactly! Count me in along with Q4 rolling our eyes at this Welch. His article was useless. He contributed nothing to the conversation. It was as if he had to get in on the story and fulfull some writing requirement.
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Male doctors have always had a tendency to patronize women patients in particular – I just thought that was a thing of the past. history. Guess not.

off topic
looks like beyonce (surrogate) lol joking is pregnant congrats to her

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 4:33 pm

# 377 We’re the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 1:34 pm
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I think you’re giving Ticky credit for more humility than she actually has. That trick is dye-hard coattailing fameho. If she can’t coattail her PR on Brad and Angie she might as well not breathe. Or at the very least hire another publicist because it’s Huvsy’s knee-jerk go-to move whenever she or Putrid have something to promote. I think Ticky has a better chance at winning a Best Actress Oscar than there is of Ticky cutting out the coattailing…especially after seen the quote from Jean Black that 4Q posted the other day. There’s gonna be hell to pay in the south 40 for that. Mark my words…

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 4:42 pm

@Passing Through: lmao you’re right. What can ticky possibly come up with after Angie’s story? Yes she can pretend to be a victim of abuse, but we all know she’s lying. The only way she can top Angie’s news is if her mom dies, she somehow gets pregnant ( that won’t happen, pigs will come out my ass before that), or she somehow dies. Other than that, ticky’s best bet is to give it up. She will no longer be relevant.

The Real Deal @ 05/17/2013 at 4:44 pm

@IUC:

Oh my…..why dont you nutters just wrap cellophane around your heads and tattoo”tootsie pop” across your a$$es…cuz y’all (I’m from Texas) are the biggest bunch of suckers……Hmmmm, come to think of it……..I have some beautiful, tropical beach front property in North Dakota I can sell you…….call me!!!!!!!!

groundcontrol @ 05/17/2013 at 4:45 pm

@anustin:
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Anustin, I forget but do you live in Canada & were you familiar with this idiot before he jumped on the JP bandwagon. I know somebody here was.
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He is such a transparent hoot that I refuse to believe anyone can be that stupid to think he has one shred of credibility. Angelina announces double mastectomy: Oh, yea, I knew that. I was just going to press with it. Darn! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 4:48 pm

@groundcontrol: He has zero credibility. Shoot, if he’s credible, than so is that 3 inch cockroach I saw last night. Lmao the trolls are loosing it.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 4:49 pm

# 383 The Real Deal @ 05/17/2013 at 2:45 pm
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Nah, she can’t go the domestic abuse route because even if she says it wasn’t Brad that’ll be the inference and it’s what the hens & trolls will cling to and blubber about forever. I think probably what’ll happen is she’ll be doing some mag interview and allow the interviewer to ask her about Angie’s double mastectomy and then she’ll mouthe a bunch of BS platitudes about how she feels for Angie and what at terrible, terrible…terrible (got throw that 3rd on in for emphasis) disease cancer is…and that’s why SHE directed a tv program about breast cancer in 2012…and that she has no ill-will against Angie and that was all “a million years ago…all done.” Blah, blah, blah, blah. It’s something I doubt Ticky can get out of commenting about. She has a little while for her and Huvsy to figure out how to handle it, but never doubt that she WILL coattail it. At this point I doubt she knows how to do just straight PR without invoking her Bitter Dumpee Pass.

groundcontrol @ 05/17/2013 at 4:49 pm

@The Real Deal:
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HEE HEE. I just assumed that poster was mocking Ian. Heaping ridicule on the ridiculous is an ongoing job.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 4:53 pm

# 388 IUC @ 05/17/2013 at 3:30 pm
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GC already told us about this yesterday. Mr. IUC is so full of shite he doesn’t even want to backdoor himself with his giganto d i l d o anymore. Just waaaaaaaay to messy…pun intended…

IUC is a joke and still as hateful toward the JPs as slways. What a sicko. Does anyone believe him? If they do they need their head examined. Still not sure why he hates Angie so much. His stories are always contrary to the people who really know them.

Ian the pig is such a loser i think he has 3 posters on his site

Happy Friday everyone

LOL at the Mr Oink Oink.. he had an exclusive and was beaten to the punch.. Seriously what stupid dumbasses would believe that. OH way the piglets on that site. He is probably searching for every negative thing he can find out there to put on his site go feed the nutcases that have been begging for AJ news I’m sure..

but hey stupid can’t be fixed.

Well I had completely forgotten about Cannes. NOT interested in it. Maybe we will get a JP visit next year. Something great to look forward too. Now catching up on the site.. needed to take a break after this week.

@busted:
His piglets AKA FF freaks are in desperate mode lol,fat tick better get pregnant or get married or these freaks will commit mass suicide

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 5:39 pm

Kirstie Allsopp and her sister faced Angelina Jolie’s cancer dilemma. Here they reveal why only one has had a double mastectomy
Presenter and her two sisters all have increased risk of breast cancer
Mother Fiona battled the disease for 26 years and so did grandmother
Chances of developing breast cancer could be as high as one in three
Sofie had double mastectomy in November 2010 as preventative measure
Kirstie, 41, prefers to monitor situation with regular scans
By HELEN WEATHERS
PUBLISHED: 16:08 EST, 17 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:12 EST, 17 May 2013
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Painful choice: Sofie, left, and Kirstie, Allsopp both share increased risk of breast cancer
Given that they share the same gene pool, it’s hardly surprising that sisters Kirstie and Sofie Allsopp seem like two peas in a pod.
Both are confident, wholesome brunettes, whose physical similarities are so striking that even Sofie’s nine-month-old son Charlie is sometimes confused when his mother and aunt are in the same room.
Professionally, too, they have followed the same path as television presenters. Kirstie, who has two sons and two stepsons, found fame with Channel 4’s Location Location Location, while Sofie fronted a Canadian property show called The Unsellables.
Their genetic inheritance could be described as singularly blessed, except in one respect: the sisters, along with their younger sibling Natasha, also share an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
Their mother Fiona has battled the disease for 26 years; their late maternal grandmother also suffered from it, as have other female relatives. Told by a geneticist three years ago, however, that their chances of developing breast cancer could be as high as one in three, the sisters could not have made more radically different choices.
In November 2010, Sofie, 32, underwent a preventative double mastectomy to remove both her breasts, followed by reconstructive surgery, in order to reduce her cancer risk by 90 per cent.
In contrast Kirstie, 41, has adopted a wait-and-see approach, preferring for now to go for regular breast scans and adopt a healthy lifestyle. At 28, Natasha, too, has yet to make a decision.
The sisters know that their mother, who’s 66, would like all three of her daughters to have preventative surgery, but understands the dilemma they face.
That dilemma was highlighted this week when Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, 37, revealed she had undergone a preventative mastectomy earlier this year after learning she had inherited the BRCA1 gene mutation from her mother Marcheline, who died from ovarian cancer aged 56.
The actress, supported by her fiance Brad Pitt, made the decision after doctors told her she had an 87 per cent chance of developing breast cancer which, post-mastectomy, has now dropped to 5 per cent.
Sofie, who lives in Edinburgh with her husband, freelance writer Robert Fletcher, 33, and their son Charlie, has never spoken before about her surgery. She and Kirstie hope that by talking openly other women facing the same genetic risks will be encouraged to think what might be right for them.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326327/Kirstie-Allsopp-sister-faced-Angelina-Jolies-cancer-dilemma-Here-reveal-double-mastectomy.html#ixzz2TaXyPaR1
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We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 5:40 pm

“Inspiration: The announcement by Angelina Jolie that she underwent a double mastectomy prompted the Allsopp sisters to speak out too

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2326327/Kirstie-Allsopp-sister-faced-Angelina-Jolies-cancer-dilemma-Here-reveal-double-mastectomy.html#ixzz2TaYFJqfQ
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Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 1:55 pm
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I saw that, I was kind of shocked. Nole was up 5/2 in the 2nd set and I swore he was going to win but that didn’t happened. Yeah Berdy will now crumble against BDB.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 5:44 pm

# 399 We’re the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 4:42 pm
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OK…I’ve thought os something that is the close as Ticky can come to “topping” cancer as she’ll ever get – she really gets pregnant. BBBBBBWWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHA!!!!!!
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The odds a Ticky pregnancy are even worse than the Best Actress Academy Award. I’m sure that she and Huvsy have already weighed this one. Ultimiately though Ticky is going to shoot that idea down because Angie doesn’t have cancer, got fake boobs like Ticky has an 98% of the other women in Hollywood have and is going to keep doing her thing regardless of hapless ex-pieces of Brad’s incessantly boohoohooing “I need attention, too!”

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 5:49 pm

@Passing Through: lmaoooooo! Basically, ticky and huvsy have nothing to top this. MAYBE if ticky will lay an egg bwahahaha!

OR WAIT… Turns into a tranny, now that will be somethin’

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 5:55 pm

I just remembered something I keep forgetting to say – Okra. Think she speed-dialed Brad so she could get Angie’s first interview? Everyone knows it would get huge ratings and Okra needs it another big round of publicity for her self-fameho channel. I’m pretty sure she’d throw Ticky under the bus to get that interview. I can see Angie talking to Cynthia McFadden – or possibly Robin Roberts because she breast cancer and now this blood disorder caused by the chemo. Don’t see Matt Lauer getting the interfiew – or anyone else on NBC, who have probably been ringing Anne Curry’s phone off the hook trying to get her to snag an interview with Angie. So…there’s my question – Angie’s probably going to have t do an interview BEFORE Maleficent comes out – so who gets the interview? Peeps, Vogue, Vainly Unfair, ABC, Okra – or long shot, Charlie Rose?

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:00 pm

there is NOTHING ticky can do to top this news. Angelina has over one billion google hits, she is on the cover of the iconic TIME magazine, she was on the front pages of major newspapers all over the world, she was on the news all over the world. This is why certain trolls have not been posting here as much(you all know who I am referring to) because all their idiotic ranting about Angelina being irrelevant went out the window with one op-ed. Angelina wrote ONE op-ed and the world went crazy. She is the ONLY celeb male or female living that can do this. Even i was shocked at how this piece has inspired the WORLD.

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:05 pm

@Passing Through:
Oprah would do anything to get the first interview with Angelina. The first pictures of Angelina will be worth so much as well. Also forgot to add, Ticky could get married tomorrow and no one would give a damn except the hens. I think it is hilarious how tick and squigs were doing the pap stroll everyday in NYC until Angie’s op-ed came out.

@Passing Through:

I was wondering about a possible sit down interview too. I hope it would be with Cynthia M. she is just wonderful to me. If not her Charlie Rose is good too if he can not talk. but I was thinking that maybe she and Brad would do one together. I think that would be amazing. Their first sit down really together. I say that because of this kind of surgery some women have to face it alone because their partner walks out or is just so overwhelmed that that they just detach. It would be great to hear the male view and how Brad supported her and how it affects their relationship as Woman/Man..

I think that could help a lot of couples and men. We have seen some real idiots posting dumb comments about this. It is sad that with so many women (younger and younger) facing these challenges that we still have men that define a woman by her breast. And we wonder why women are choosing their breast in some instances over their life all because of fear and what some man may say about their bodies.

@lurker:

they don’t care about her since she got with Justin. Seriously they talk about her in passing. They live for Angie.

What about Christiane Amanpour? Since Angie made trips to the Congo and spoke at the G8 Summit in London while undergoing her medical treatment, an interview with Christiane seems appropriate.

And I really don’t think anyone is really caring what Aniston is or is not going to do. She is a none entity in this. Angie and Brad have so much more to think about. and well and so does the world.

Yib:

Time for another identity…..how about ‘Jib’ and then sail away. If I have to even do another visual driveby one of your inane posts giving Brad effing Pitt PR advice I am going to call Vogue, book an interview and burst into tears. Enough already….the horse is dead…..stop beating it.

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:23 pm

they updated Angelina’s wikipedia I like this part:

Time published a cover story titled The Angelina Effect in the May 27, 2013 issue of the magazine, about her putting genetic testing in the spotlight and her ability to influence people on a massive and worldwide scale.[136]

Time magazine fyi has the world’s largest circulation for a weekly news magazine, and has a readership of 25 million, 20 million of which are in the US.

but, but, but isn’t she irrelevant. i am so proud to be a fan. I swear i have read her op-ed so many times. Cannot wait for Esquire!

@Dawne:
ha ha ha ha JIB,joliepitt fans are the best and so funny

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:00 pm
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What’s the true irony regarding Angie on the cover of this week’s issue of Time is that they did not include her in their 100 Most Influential People list YET they ended up scrapping this week’s original cover story and replacing it with Angie because she is SO influential. “The Angelina Effect.”

I would also love to see Brad and Angie together for a sit down interview to discuss the topic.

MISTER-IUC @ 05/17/2013 at 6:30 pm

Hope all of you are aware that Angie had to tell her story, or we would have — and she knew it!

Why don’t you drop in for a chat sometime.

His Highness Hollywood

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:31 pm

@ITA:
i still can’t believe the iconic and influential Time magazine scrapped their cover because of Angelina. I mean this isn’t people magazine we are talking about, this is TIME. You can’t get any bigger than that.

Does anyone remember what the ratings were when Angie did that 60 Minutes Interview with Bob Hope in 2011? I recall someone posting about it and they were very high. I can only imagine what the ratings would be like if she is to be interviewed after this mastectomy.

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:31 pm
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I’m still laughing at them because we all knew full well she should have been on that list. Heck! Based on their article she should have been on their list every year.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 6:41 pm

# 412 QQQQ @ 05/17/2013 at 5:42 pm
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I didn’t know Nole was up 5-2 in the 2nd. That’s kind of what happened to Roger in Dubai in Feb when he played Berdych. Wheels fell off the wagon. I’m sure BDB will be extra pumped tomorrow. Roger had a really easy draw this week and I hope that doesn’t hurt him if he’s in the final.

Is it the first time for Angie to be on the TIME cover? Do they put celebs on their covers at all?

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 6:47 pm

# 418 busted @ 05/17/2013 at 6:09 pm
# 420 Jones @ 05/17/2013 at 6:11 pm
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I like the Christiane Amanpoor idea. She interviewed Angie last year and she’s active in the WITW conferences, too. The other CNN option could be Anderson Cooper but it def won’t be Piers “I tried to hack your cell phone when I worked at NOTW” Morgan.

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:48 pm

@Etta:
they put celebs on their Time influential 100 cover this year so you could buy a cover with jay-Z, jlaw, and others on the list etc. but as far as getting one’s own cover there are some actresses that have graced the cover(you can look at their archive) but no one of Angelina’s generation that I saw.

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 6:58 pm

forgot to add its not so much that Angelina is on the cover but the fact that they scrapped their cover to put her on it. it was not planned like the other celeb covers. They saw how big the news was and how much an influence it was having worldwide.

@Wonderbust:
Thanks, I will go and check the archives.

speaking of archives…….check this out

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20062187,00.html

Seems peeps has undergone a sea change where the JP’s are concerned since this article.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 7:10 pm

# 425 ITA @ 05/17/2013 at 6:27 pm
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That’s exactly what I thought when I saw the Time cover. I realize they don’t want to keep putting the same people on their Most Influential list but it’s still funny, as in ironic not hahahaha, that less than 2 weeks after that issue came ou they’re now having to talk aobut the worldwide influence of someone who WASN’T on their list. The problem with Time’s list is they tend to feature toward Americans who had a hot year at something. Can they REALLY say with a straight face that Lena Dunham, Lindsey Vonn and Justin TimberFake are going to be “iconic” next week let alone next year? All 3 of those people are in the “Icons” section of the list with people like the FLOTUS, DD-L, Malala Y. and Queen-to-be Kate Middleton. They put Gabrielle Giffords in that Icons section, too, and I don’t get that one at all. Or Li Na – iconic in China, sure, but in the rest of the world if you’re not a tennis fan then it’s “Who’s she?” These people will be a footnot next year and the year after, but Angie’s been “iconic” for quite a while now. Nobody has left as big a mark on “celebrity” over the last decade than she has. Who else single-handedly kept the worldwide tabloid industry afloat for 8 years? Exactly.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 7:28 pm

I was over at peeps just now. They are BEYOND RIDICULOUS. On the pages of the stories about Angie, all of which are the week’s “most read”…I look to the right and what do I see but Ticky’s big ass head shilling Aveeno. Here’s a screencap in case the ads have changed if you go to Peeps -
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They’ve been feautring this Ticky ad for about a month now so they know it’s in the rotation and could have removed it – IF they’d wanted to…which I highly doubt…

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 7:35 pm

@Passing Through: ain’t nobody trying to buy aveeno. They are keeping it up because the sales haven’t improved. Aveeno wasn’t the hottest braid to begin with.

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 7:37 pm

On another Peeps note…I saw a pic of Angie at the ASC awards when she honored Dean Semlar when I was over there. It was Feb. 10 and it was the event that the ratzo GUSHED about because they hadn’t known she was going to be there and there were only a handful of photogs presnet and he was giggly about how much money pix of her pay – escpecially exclusives. She’d already had the nipple delay and was 2 days away from the mastectomy. She, pardon the expression, killed it in that gray dress and the fit over her chest was great but she must have been wearing some kind of padding or something. I’m just impressed that the way cut of the dress was able to hide any bandages.
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http://www.team-jolie.com/gallery/displayimage-67864.html&fullsize=1

@Passing Through: @ 05/17/2013 at 6:47 pm

I was going to mention Christiane Amanpoor but she is not doing that kind of thing right now. I thought she wanted to get back to field work.

@Etta:

Angie was also on the Times Cover on December 12, 2011, it was called; Angie goes to War.. the photos are stunning.. so beautiful. .There is a gorgeous full face shot that is OUT OF THIS WOLD beautiful.. but it is Angie.

busted – The “Angie Goes to War” cover feature was for Newsweek. Not Time. I’m not sure if she’s been on the cover of Time before.

Go Figure! @ 05/17/2013 at 7:47 pm

@ITA: I agree. She and Cynthia McFadden have great chemistry together. Also the same with Ann, who had to grow on me. An interview with both she and Brad would be awesome. Have we ever seen them do a sit down interview together? Would love to hear little tidbits about the kids and their life together.

@Dawne: even. In Friday no brake? You snd lurker are trolls he not the old more of brads lurker . What I say right it is more of reality advise and thatvis better than any pr mask advise.and I know am damn right.that give everyone their own identity and no costing . Anyways got get out

Passing Through @ 05/17/2013 at 7:48 pm

Gotta go get something for dinner…but one last comment – Do you think that Angie has sufficiently proven to Handjob that she IS, in fact, ‘a girl’s girl”? Or does she need to go over to Handjob’s house, get drunk and do blow with her? Just wondering. If ever a big mouth loser was told to “shut up” without the words being uttered…I think Angie did just that.

@Jones:

oh MY BAD.. LOL.. I WAS LOOKING AT THE COVER JUST NOW AND HIT MY HEAD.. LOL

thanks of for the correction.. NOW I will so buy the cover.. I swear my mind has been all mush. Have not idea how I am going to function when I get back to work. I have been a total case and I need to clear my head.

so disregard my earlier post..

It’s a gorgeous Newsweek cover. And the Time cover is just as beautiful. Angie cannot take a bad photo. It’s just impossible.

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 7:51 pm

@Jones: Angie is stunning. 😍

Ah Angie on ET They are showing her in a wedding dress in the movie Love is All There IS With the exception of a little baby she fat she looks the same.

KellyinSeattle @ 05/17/2013 at 7:54 pm

Love Brad…he seems like a great dad and partner/husband.

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 7:55 pm

@Passing Through: Angie doesn’t have to prove anything to the irrelevant hand job- who name drops every chance she gets. Angie HAS and ALWAYS will be a girls girl. Handler is jealous because the broad looks like a snipe citizen, and she’s only 37.

We're the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 7:55 pm

Senior *

Saw Star Trek Into Darkness today and loved seeing WWZ trailer right before movie began…=)

@yib:

who exactly are you “advising”? there are no PR people here u tool.
lurker is just a regular fan u idiot.

if you really must, e-mail CAA with your “ideas”, not here u weirdo, paranoid freak.

Handjob is only 37??? Damn, talk about rode hard and put away ugly. I guess when you are HW’s doorknob and everyone gets a turn you look like you are 52 at 37.

@yib:

you are not right about anything, you don’t make any sense.

all you want is for posters on just jared to stop talking aniston? why?
your other advice is for brad and angelina to be seen together, make films with other people, and not mention retirement? that’s it.
great advice that they will never see lol

you are an aniston fan who posts as a illiterate nonce, and then u switch to other names to attack the JP’s.

@yib:

one last thing…costing? what do brad and angelina “lose” according to you? fans, money from films, abuse free on the internet, respect from the industry? what?

you talk utter tripe, no-sense and herp derp

an opinion @ 05/17/2013 at 8:28 pm

@mrst: Great. Hope when I go and see Star Trek tomorrow there is a WWZ attached.

Saw this comment on the Time link (it will probably get deleted bc it isn’t kind to manny)- good stuff:

Angie hasn’t “turned around”- she’s always been open & honest and never hurt anyone but herself.  Even when she was young, Angelina was kind to others and professional on & off set- no Christian Bale antics for her.  She never was arrested, had a dui or went to rehab or even went out to clubs or ran anyone over, or committed a hit & run (leave that to “good” people like Johnny Depp, RDJ, Halle, Reese & Rebecca).  Her only “crime” was feeling sad & depressed as a youth, which makes even more sense when you hear about all those relatives she had dying of cancer.  I’ve seen Benicio DT kiss his mom on the mouth and Michael Douglas kiss his dad on the mouth, just like Angelina did her brother- where is their scorn for these awful acts?  More than one man left Jennifer Aniston and called her a boring dead end and stuck in 1998.  Brad never cheated on Jennifer- he just left her.  There is, however, plenty of evidence that Vince Vaughn and John Mayer DID cheat on Jennifer and it’s a fact that Jennifer cheated on Heidi Bivens with her current man.  Yet, Angelina is the “bad” one- your premise is faulty.
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@an opinion…yeah i was running late to the show but the preview on screen when i walked in was wwz and i had to stop to see my Brad on screen before finding a seat. delicious. i can’t wait and star trek was great for fans and non fans.

Media Wh@re MANiston @ 05/17/2013 at 8:48 pm

@well:

Great post from the Time link. I agree. What have see ever done that’s so bad? Angie has always lives an honest life. She never hide anything that she did. Yes. She did some wild and crazy stuff when she was young that she regret it. She wasn’t a shame of her past. At least she admitted it and turn her life around for the better. There are so many celebs who have done worse than Angie but didn’t get the attacks Angie got. I am so glad Angie has Brad and her children. That’s all she needs. The haters can suck it.

The New York Times wanted to do a sit down interview with Angie and she refused, I think she covered all the salient points in her piece.
Some of questions would be, when are you getting your ovaries remove, did you go up a Bra size, how Brad feels about your breast?
People magazine story was hodge-podge, it had no flow, the line they had to the J-Ps was cut for a while now, it was not good enough, that even if Angie read it, to convince her to give them the interview.

my sister works on 2 geriatric hospitals Aveeno was their choosin cream before, now its cetaphil.hehehe my bad.eeyy…..sister is the director on both.

@anustin: Don’t tell me they’re going to stop using living proof too, LOL.
You’re too much, next it will be dumbwater. You know that’s too cheap for Tick’s leathery skin.
Now Oprah is not on network tv, ticky is all over Ellen, serves Oprah right, doing anything for ratings.

so no wonder Ellen did not make a comment on Angie’s op-ed. Ticky will be co-hosting in her show. And I believed she volunteered to Ellen when she knew Matthew Perry did a co-hosting job with her. Ticky is so desperate, she takes every opportunity to be in the limelight. Of course Ellen cant say no, because she asked for it in front of her audience.

Ticky needs to promote herself because of her endorsements and her crappy movie, I really wish she just vanish from HW. She knows she wont get movie offers anymore in the coming years because she is old, now she is preparing by taking endorsements that even doesnt pay her and just saying that she gets to own their shares. the fact is, she gets to endorse only small time brands, not the high end ones.

Angelina Jolie’s Disclosure
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Published: May 17, 2013

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Angelina Jolie’s revelation on The Times’s Op-Ed page that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer greatly raises public awareness of the genetic testing she used, as well as concerns about insurance coverage for this kind of testing. Ms. Jolie had a family history of cancer and tested positive for genetic flaws in the BRCA1 gene, which indicates an elevated risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Her doctor estimated that she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
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Very few women fall into such a high-risk category. But for those who do, the test may be lifesaving. Conducted by Myriad Genetics, the testing costs about $3,000, and surgery and breast reconstruction costs many thousands more for women choosing preventive mastectomies.

The health care reform law requires private insurers to cover genetic counseling and, if appropriate, BRCA testing, without a co-payment, in recently issued policies. Medicare and Medicaid coverage for BRCA tests for high-risk women may differ from state to state. Generally, neither private nor public insurance will cover the tests for women whose family history does not suggest increased risk, and that makes good sense. Test results can be unclear and may lead to unneeded surgery or treatments that have the potential for serious harm.

Even women who think their risk is high should take a cautious approach, said the United States Preventive Services Task Force, a group of independent experts who provide advice to the federal government on health screening measures. They should talk with their doctors to see if genetic counseling is needed, assess the pros and cons of BRCA testing, and consider options for treatment, which might include surgery, drugs that could reduce risk of breast cancer, and close monitoring with mammograms and M.R.I. scans. Women will need to check their policies to see what coverage is provided for preventive mastectomies and other preventive measures.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/opinion/angelina-jolies-disclosure.html?_r=0

Sherry (not from JPW) @ 05/17/2013 at 11:01 pm

Hi JP fans, Good night to you all… sorry I’m late to the party… but Ticky can have a face transplant to top this, and failing that, how about a personality transplant??

Our wonderful Angie shows us what a leader she is, what a warrior… girl you so badass.. words fail me. Many blessings to you and your family, and may you live and enjoy long, healthy years with them.

@raye: this is nothing got to do with jps and doesnt matter either way regardless. There is no best way and deal than stay off.u people dont harm jps for yr job or whatever deal. it won’t fail mark my words.let people be and you be your thing. Instead that talk about the upcomming brad interview which am dying to hear about from people who know them and from themselves in normal way we need that libration. I am so looking forward to see the wwz promotion also with all things with brad.
It would be nice if angie did interview but she may think she did it so eloquencently that she doesn’t need to do further. That’s up to her offcourse.I want her interview. Since it also a while since se did one.
Ok check eairy night.

@raye:

really people…. who cares if she is on Ellen or whatever promoting whatever. This week and many more belong to Angie and the millions of other women going through the fight with cancer or maybe facing it down the road. Let Aniston go on whatever show will have her. I won’t watch so I don’t care. And please save this thread for Brad/Angie.. not saying don’t rag on whomever you choose. But using common sense I highly doubt anyone wants to be competitive with a woman going through such a hard time.

I think Ellens show like most will be going off for the summer so I guess this is the only time Anisto could promote that crap movie. But again none of us are going to see it so let them kiss each others’s ass* and enjoy.

Good Bless you Angie and your family.

Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 11:22 pm

watched an episode of a disney show called Jessie with my little cousin and the actress wasn’t allowed to go to the movies and she said “but it’s a jennifer aniston movie, it won’t be in theaters next week” Wow even Disney is throwing shade at her

Just don’t for alllllllll reasons. Pls listen remove anyone who…..ban the trolls change and don’t engage

Roseanne AMEN baby!

Sherry what the heck? to top what? this is not a competition . IT IS A SERIOUS MATTER and i think is offensive to Angie to even compare her to X. Like WTF? Angie didnt got a double mastectomy to people pity her. geezz. i hope i missunderstood your post.

May God bless the JP FAMILY

When Witherspoon got busted, TMZ bragged that nothing got past them. Well, where were they on THIS story? In fact, where were any of the so-called “sources”? Further proof all the gossip mags are lying rags, if you want to know what’s going on with Brad and Angie, wait to hear it from them.

Fck. trolls, other hos, studio for movie hos and people who care for jps don’t talk manoston it doesn’t matter what your reason is. You want to do jps good do that other wise get f out here.

Angie's Big O @ 05/18/2013 at 12:55 am

AJ has always been into cutting, blood, pee and poop.

I’ll be she had multiple orgasms over her so-called double mastectomy that was really a big boob job.

Angie's Big O @ 05/18/2013 at 12:58 am

OOooooo, Brad
OOooooo Jenny
OOooooo Billy Bob
OOooooo James
OO00ooooo
OO00ooooo
OO00ooooo

Brad’s photos in Esquire magazine are very hot. I can’t wait to get my copy.

@Angie’s Big O:
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I had to laugh at your inaccuracies about Angelina’s preoccupations.
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Now, I won’t bother to challenge your conception that Angelina was into cutting and blood, but please, NO EVIDENCE THAT SHE was INTO PEE AND POOP.
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However JHO MUST BE INTO PEE AND POO. She went back TWICE (TWO TIMES) to John Mayer who has publicly declared that he likes to pee and poo on his girlfriends.
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And in addition, JHo let Gerard Butt-fingerler, stick his fingers up her **** in public.
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PROOF.
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YAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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K∆SHMIR ‏@kashmirmusic
Dear Angelina Jolie, never take some one else’s man cos karma well only come back to you.

Eve ‏@evevioletta
Why is Angelina Jolie still trending anyway.. All I see is karma catching up with a homewrecker.

Robin Ashe ‏@VampWriterGRRL
So people thinking Angelina Jolie is attention-seeking for having a preventative double mastectomy. Wow. Someone actually said, “Karma, hoe”

Rahsol Allah El ‏@BriskInTheHouse
Angelina Jolie getting her breast and ovaries cut off? That’s some karma. God is good.

Kuh ray rin ‏@_Kraylin
RTRTRT @LouBritton_: if you don’t believe karma comes around for snatchies just ask angelina jolie.. now she aint got no titties.

kayla macdonald ‏@klamacdonald
As far as I’m concerned no matter how many Africans Angelina Jolie adopts, she’ll never regain karma for what she did to Jennifer aniston

Jane Cline ‏@VampyKiss
Jennifer Aniston to Angelina Jolie, Karma’s a b*tch!

Allie Hanley ‏@KaBoomSeattle
I strongly believe in Karma…. and looks like Angelina Jolie just got some of hers..

Jurell ‏@Jurell15
Did karma return to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt or what #ohsheeee

Ari Shmary R. Kolman ‏@arishmaryshow
☤ The Breast Cancer Karma of Angelina Jolie

Koko ‏@KokoDot
Angelina Jolie getting a double mastectomy??? Dzzzaamm karma is REAL tho!

Shobhaa De ‏@DeShobhaa
Angelina Jolie’s dramatic mastectomy sounds a little too radical. In India we believe in karma. Nobody can prempt,cheat or avoid fate.
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JLWire ‏@JLWire
CAN WE, MORE LIKE, I, SAY “KARMA” THIS TIME? How American of me. http://lat.ms/13m8HTR Angelina Jolie will have ovaries removed

walk the socio path ‏@srehtOoTregnaD
@BuzzNewz: Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy.
Karma for her adultery with Brad Pitt back in the day? I like to think so.

Right on Lylian!! Hahahaha. Thank you to Phool, and others who are bringing all the amazing Angie articles around, especially the ones that laid the smackdown on that holistic new age terrorist Adams. What a certifiable freak. Jaime Lee Curtis is my hero forever, even That Girl (Rachel Green’s Mama) was glowing, not to mention the tens of millions Angie inspired with her strength this week.Had to laugh at PT re NBC and Matt Lauer ringing Ann’s phone off the hook. Hilarious. I predict Cynthia and/or Robin as first interview -Christianne possibly as well. Maybe Anderson. Okra can forget. it. – though she’s no longer propping up Maniston’s career (that’s sycophant Ellen’s job now..seriously, I think Ellen thinks she has a shot), and got rid of the one Huvane bro..she still hasn’t suitably made up for all the intravenous PR and publicity she’s given Maniston over the years…I really do believe O is over Manny, but she’s certainly not worthy of Angelina yet – not by half.

Jen the Lunatic @ 05/18/2013 at 2:10 am

@Angie’s Big O:
The Ring, Boney Angie, Yib, plus all your other 100 aliases .. it’s not like you have anything better to do with your time I guest.. Except …changing names…Stalk….google.. Stalk…. Stalk….google…changing name… Google… Stalk… all day everyday .. Specially after midnight … Read… Google… Refresh … Changing name.. Stalk…refresh… Google.. Read… Changing name then Spit on your computer stalking the JPs, Heh Just Looser.. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk. Go and get a Job you freak!

All those who keep saying they believe in karma for Angie beware. Don’t be too hoity-toity. Your “angelic” Aniston stole her gigolo from Heidi Bivens, and for a smoking, suntanning person, well, life can deal you something equally bad or worse than what you think is karmic retribution on Angie right now. Just saying.

to TWEET, remember what goes around comes around. watch out, girl. what’s JA Karma be since she stole Hidi’s man? 14 year old relationshop! yikes! if everything works out the way you said it would, I sure don’t want to be you or JA.

jen the hag @ 05/18/2013 at 2:41 am

In case the HENS post these quacks and think that they doing us a big favor bahwhhahah!! ”

Angelina Jolie and opportunist quacks: a Hall of Shame

Posted on May 15, 2013 |

The following individuals have all written misleading, opportunist pieces on Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo bilateral mastectomies. They have used her story as an opportunity to promote their own quackery.

It didn’t take long, did it?

Mike Adams

The Health Danger published a vile article entitled Angelina Jolie inspires women to maim themselves by celebrating medically perverted double mastectomies. This piece was advertising the distinctly dubious New Cancer Solutions CD set and New Cancer Solutions Healing Summit.

This is discussed in more detail by Orac, here.

EDIT 15/05/13 21:10 Adams also published How Angelina Jolie was duped by cancer doctors into self mutilation for breast cancer she never had, also promoting the New Cancer Solutions summit.

Robert O Young

“Dr” Young’s despicable yet ludicrous blogpost was entitled Acids From Lifestyle and Dietary Choice Causes Breast Cancer NOT the BRCA1 GENE. This was followed by a series of Facebook updates and tweets, claiming that Angelina’s decision was “not only sad but unnecessary!” He followed this up with testimonials from his breast cancer patients.

Young is not a doctor and has previously been charged with attempting to practise medicine without a license. He is perhaps best known for claiming to have cured Kim Tinkham of breast cancer. Kim rejected conventional treatment in favour of Young’s “alkalarian” quackery. When it became clear that she was dying, Young shamelessly implied that this was because “she had not been living an alkaline diet“.

Dr Lissa Rankin

Dr Rankin wrote Was Angelina Jolie “Medically Hexed?”. This quoted the questionable Andrew Weil, and exaggerated nocebo effects to a nauseating degree, implying that in undergoing genetic testing, Jolie had been “hexed”. Rankin argued that in receiving a negative diagnosis, the likelihood of a negative health outcome becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The main purpose of the article was almost certainly to promote Rankin’s book, Mind over Medicine, according to which, patients should “make their own Diagnosis and write The Prescription for themselves”.

http://josephinejones.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/angelina-jolie-and-opportunist-quacks-a-hall-of-shame/

@TWEET:
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Dear Tweet, perhaps you and your fellow foul smelly twahts aren’t aware of what ‘Karma’ is. Karma is something happening to you, because you did something – it can be good or bad. We make distinctions due to what has happened in a persons life: for instance, Example A) Jennifer Aniston was a woman who was married to Brad Pitt. He left her because their marriage was dead on account of he never loved her anyway and she was rebound. She has demonized him and his family for nothing for the past 8 years to remain relevant – and her fav thing to do, is keeping her hands clean while she contracts out her character assassination on the love of Brad Pitt’s life, via her ugly pitbull surrogate Chelsea Handler. That was 9 years ago. Anuston is unchanged. She announced she wanted to be married with kids, yet at 45, she has no close family, she’s banished her own mother from her life, she gets dumped by everyone who dates her, she’s rented a paid balding middleaged poseur in skinny jeans to pretend he’s her fiance, she’s 45 and never had kids and makes really bad movies that no one goes to see. This is bad karma. Anuston life will never be right – as long as she puts this fraudulent negative narcissistic bad energy out there, and holds grudges.
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Now, let’s examine Angelina’s life.Beautiful mommy of 6 beautiful babies, the love of Brad Pitt’s life, Oscar winning, highest paid actress in the world, most influential icon in the world, UNHCR Ambassadoe, UN Special Envoy, most beautiful woman, got hers econd Oscar nod just a few years ago, has been nominated for over 12 esteemed nominations of achievement in acting (not the people’s cheese awards, thank you) just since she’s been with Brad – this isn’t counting the stash of acting hardware she’s had since she started out.She’s currently directing a movie written by the Coen bros., with a 100 mil budget, her influence and power are unmatched……..
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KARMA, as it applies (according to these hater trolls tweeting) would mean something bad has happened to Angelina, caused by what you perceive her to have done: but the REALITY is, Angelina was born with genes she has, that have precipitated the action, HOWEVER, Angelina made this decision of her own volition – this wasn’t something DONE TO HER, Angelina made this happen. Angelina decided to have surgery. What’s more, if a child is born with a gene – the outcome is set in stone. Bad karma, in effect, is thwarted all along during that child’s life. Child grows up, wins Oscars, has babies, is though of as the moste beautiful in the world, wields great power and influence, and AVOIDS the cancer gene (that she was born with) killing her, as it has others in her family. THAT, my dear…is a blessed soul. That is GOOD karma – obviously. That is someone you really do NOT want to mess with. I have said it many many many times before – the people that come for Angelina, usually end up NOT in a good place…..
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Think about that the next time you see the 45 yr old childless, family-less, single Maniston who is STILL ‘not over it,’ hawking yet another dumb critically savaged rom com or Lifetime movie. Pimping the next faux date who poops on her head, or keeps child syphillis pics in his home. Think about that the next time Boozehandler’s show gets cancelled (two this year, correct?) or her movie flops…think about that as CreeseWitherspoon and her drunk azz is brought up on charges.
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I’m not saying, I’m just saying.
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Karma comes to visit the evil among us — Jolie has been blessed from the start of her life, it has navigated her away from danger and sent her to the mountaintop.
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Meanwhile your bag is hawking age spot cream, and shoe polishing her gigolo’s bald spot.

jen the hag @ 05/18/2013 at 2:51 am

TWEET @ 05/18/2013 at 1:58 am

Angelina Jolie having BRCA1 and BRCA2 is not KARMA it’s genetic.. it’s been with their family genetic ‘s make-up from generation to generation… even if she’s not with Brad Pitt she will still do the same procedure … for the HAGISTON to think it’s karma is just moronic and braindead.. maybe their brain were removed because they got faulty gene hence the way they think bwahahhahah!!

Just terrible @ 05/18/2013 at 3:11 am

@fyi: superficial pig. That’s all brad and his fans are, users and superficial pigs.how much did they spend in airbrushing ? Yuck.

jen the hag @ 05/18/2013 at 3:16 am

Twitter users slam professional troll who accuses Angelina Jolie of ‘making a spectacle’ out of her double mastectomy

When Angelina Jolie revealed that she had had a double mastectomy to lessen her chances of developing the cancer that killed her mother, she was praised across the world for her courage.

But in some corners of the internet, her announcement was greeted only with cruelty.

Trolls branded her a ‘drama queen’ and an ‘attention seeker’, with some suggesting her decision was a publicity stunt and others making crude jokes about her breasts.

Last night campaigners said that those responsible for making abusive comments were ‘an absolute disgrace’.

Wendy Watson, founder of the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline, said: ‘It is such a shame that someone who has put together such a wonderful piece should have to suffer anything from idiots like that.

‘I think they are an absolute disgrace. They are idiotic and puerile.

‘They shouldn’t be allowed to be on these social networking sites.’

She added: ‘I really applaud her for doing it, it’s raising the profile that nobody like myself or anybody else could do.

‘People will probably not be so scared, [they will] pick up the phone and be screened.

‘It is a very personal decision and one that wouldn’t have been taken lightly.
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‘She did it to help save lives. Angelina has been wonderful.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2325532/Angelina-Jolie-Twitter-slams-Huffington-Post-troll-Brendan-ONeill-criticises-actress-public-double-mastectomy.html#ixzz2Tcr7tUit
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Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 3:20 am

# 452 We’re the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 7:55 pm
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I know. I was being sarcastic. Angie builds schools for girls in places were girls\women are treated worse than the village goat. She’s fighting to get war zone rapist prosecuted and helping the rape victims, etc. etc. Now she’s speaking out a more personal matter – breast and ovarian cancer. Angie’s done more for women in the last 5 minutes (she’s probably asleep at this hour!) than Handjob’s done her whole life…unless she thinks that buying a round of drinks at the Sunset Tower bar and whining about Angie is more impressive than Angie’s accomplishments.

Courtney Cox (at the TBS/TNT Upfront) commented about Angie: “To help other women, she came out. I think that’s great.” Martha Stewart: “I read her piece in the New York Times and I started to cry.”

Just terrible @ 05/18/2013 at 3:32 am

# 452 We’re the morons @ 05/17/2013 at 7:55 pm
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I know. I was being sarcastic. Angie builds schools for girls in places were girls\women are treated worse than the village goat. She’s fighting to get war zone rapist prosecuted and helping the rape victims, etc. etc. Now she’s speaking out a more personal matter – breast and ovarian cancer. Angie’s done more for women in the last 5 minutes (she’s probably asleep at this hour!) than Brad’s done his whole life…unless he thinks that buying motorcycles(he can barely ride), buying ugly furniture and whining about Angie is more impressive than Angie’s accomplishments.

fyi @ 05/18/2013 at 1:30 am

Brad’s photos in Esquire magazine are very hot. I can’t wait to get my copy.
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I can’t wait either. Brad has done interviews with Esquire and USA Today. I can’t wait to read both interviews.

Just terrible @ 05/18/2013 at 3:40 am

@a lurker: yet another superficial fool that will ooh and aaah over a 50 year old mans airbrushed photos. Simply disgusting. especially after what angelina has had to endure. What else would you expect from brange fans.

just a thought @ 05/18/2013 at 3:45 am

@JPS: Three cheers for Courtney for finally getting away from the tight grasp of Aniston.

just a thought @ 05/18/2013 at 3:50 am

@Just terrible: STFU. People can as you say ooh and aaah over men of all ages. When pics are shown of Angelina we will do the same. The procedure she had should not change that

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 3:51 am

I just saw something interesting about the Time mag. Maybe someone else posted this info before and I missed it. Anyway – the folks at Time say that cover photo of Angie was taken BEFORE HER SURGERY. That means taht Time didn’t just cobble togehter this story this week like it seemed when they announced the cover. They’ve probably known since the beginning of Angie’s surgeries. If so, that makes the fact that there weren’t any leaks all the more impressive. These days the media gets hacked almost as often as celebrity cell phones. It’s amazing that Time was able to keep the story under wraps. And it also makes their non-inclusion of Angie on the most influential list even dumber. Maybe they didn’t know the exact angle their story would take and had to wait to see what the reaction was before the came up with the title and theme, but it doesn’t appear to have been “news” to SOME people at Time.
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http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/213584/time-magazine-puts-angelina-jolie-on-its-front-cover/
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Time magazine puts Angelina Jolie on its cover
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by Andrew Beaujon
Published May 15, 2013 3:32 pm
Updated May 15, 2013 3:47 pm
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Angelina Jolie will appear on the cover of Time’s new issue, out Friday, with a story by Alice Park and Jeffrey Kluger about how her revelation that she had a double mastectomy “puts genetic testing in the spotlight.”
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The cover picture was taken before Jolie’s surgery, Time spokesperson Kerri Chyka tells Poynter.
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Jolie sent her essay to The New York Times “through her contacts,” Times spokesperson Danielle Rhoades Ha told Poynter in an email, declining to go into further detail. “As a general rule, we do not discuss the editorial process for op-eds or traffic,” she wrote.

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Amanda Hess, a former coworker of mine as well as an occasional Poynter.org contributor, appeared on CNN Tuesday to discuss her dismay that much of the coverage of Jolie’s op-ed focused on the actress’ breasts “instead of her life,” she told Jake Tapper. “And I think that even though Angelina Jolie is someone who has always been in the public eye, that sort of attention is something that every breast cancer survivor has to deal with.” Hess went into more detail on these thoughts in a blog post on Slate.

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 3:57 am

# 473 Wonderbust @ 05/17/2013 at 11:22 pm
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watched an episode of a disney show called Jessie with my little cousin and the actress wasn’t allowed to go to the movies and she said “but it’s a jennifer aniston movie, it won’t be in theaters next week” Wow even Disney is throwing shade at her
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ROTFLMAO! Ouch. Wow. If the Mouse House is making jokes about your film career…you know you suck. She’s lucky it was one of the teen shows and Bugs Bunny/ Evem funnier – Elmer Fudd with his shotgun going after “That dwarn wabbit!”…and the rabbit is Ticky. LOL!

Courtney Cox has never said bad about Angie. She is the good one among Jen hags.

LOL@ the jealous troll is in pain.

http://www.fansshare.com/news/james-badge-dale-says-world-war-z-production-issues-got-blown-out-of-proportion/#ixzz2TcyxuPaa

James Badge Dale says World War Z production issues got ‘blown out of proportion’

He explains, “I saw it. The movie looks brilliant. It looks beautiful. I know there’s been a lot of talk about production issues, but that really got blown out of proportion. When we were working on it, we knew we were working on something very special. I’m really happy with the movie and happy with the way it came together. I saw it at 11 in the morning and people were jumping out of their seats at 11 a.m., so I think that’s a good sign. I don’t know much about testing and everything, but that passed my test.”

one week without entering and my loons do not forget my name, I cannot wait for the promotion of pitty and his flop

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 3:20 am=Just terrible @ 05/18/2013 at 3:32 am

she never, never, never changes her name, truth?

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 4:09 am

# 493 JPS @ 05/18/2013 at 3:30 am
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Courteney got over Brad dumping Ticky years ago. Mainly because as soon as Brad was gone Ticky was all up in shite 24/7/365 and wrecked HER marriage, too. I’ll still bet she speed-dialed Ticky when she heard the news though…

just a thought @ 05/18/2013 at 4:12 am

@Passing Through: PT is that article saying the Time mag cover picture was taken within weeks/months of the operations or just the cover is an old picture and shows how Angelina looked before the surgery?

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 4:15 am

# 504 JPS @ 05/18/2013 at 4:07 am
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Thanks for posting that tidbit from James Badge Dale. He’s not the 3rd actor who’s said the whole thing was blown out of proportion – and he said it AFTER seeing the completed film. David Morse and Matthew Fox said it months ago when the movie still had reshoots to do.

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 4:16 am

# 505 The ring @ 05/18/2013 at 4:08 am
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That’s right, asssssssshole. I NEVER CHANGE MY SCREEN NAME ON THIS SITE. Now go stick your thumb up your ass, then sit and spin, beeyotch.

Passing Through @ 05/18/2013 at 4:19 am

# 507 just a thought @ 05/18/2013 at 4:12 am
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They said it’s a new photo taken earlier this year before the operatons started. Whether or not it was specifically meant for this Time story? That they don’t clarify, but it’s the impression I got. Other opinions may vary…

Angie Time mag cover pic is an old pic. I saw it before, I think it is from the photoshoot she did while promoting In The Land of Blood and Honey.

Is Courtney Cox still friends with Maniston?

@Passing Through:
Its an old photo.Once Angie had written and sent out her op-ed piece,she would know that she couldn’t completely control how the information was used.This piece was dynamite and journalists being who they are will talk to each other to give a heads up.
As long as they didnt mess with or editoralise her original piece. She probably took advice from several people before sending it out.
No way was Time going to miss out on one of the biggest story of the decade,these are the stories that Time should be covering,not Angelina herself,but womens health and the choices they face.
Also due to the time the piece was publised,Time would have to move quickly before it became yesterdays news.The turn over of news is so fast these days that if you don’t respond to a story almost immediately,you’ll never catch up.
I’m glad she didn’t do a sit down interview with the NYT, after they deliberately lied about her twice.I hope she never gives them any further face to face interviews. They will just have to be happy with op-ed pieces and if not there are many other publications that Angie can go to.
Angie speaks,the world listens,she has the control, no one else.Look and learn world media.

@CLINIQUA:
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Karma is something happening to you, because you did something – it can be good or bad.
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I’d like to tweak your definition slightly as follows:
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Karma is something happening to you, because you or someone else did something – and it has an effect – which can be good or bad. But then your follow on action can change the effect from good to bad or bad to good.
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I agree with you that Angelina’s BRCA1 gene defect is NOT Karma as I would understand it. Not unless you believe in reincarnation – which means that her soul had done something in her previous lives which is why she is born with the BRCA 1 gene defect.
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From my perspective, if it is Angelina’s Karma to have a BRCA 1 gene defect, then fate has also been kind to her because she has access to medical science which enables her to escape most of the ravages of the Cancer. Karma spewers cannot have it both ways – LOL!
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Additionally, by making her experience of a double prophylactic mastectomy public in the way that she has, she has earned additional good Karma – if you believe in being able to earn Karma like you can brownie points or gold stars. Because her action has started a discussion about this disease and about genetic patenting and about BRCA 1 and 2 which will save many lives, of that I’m certain.
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Already, that good Karma is flowing her way because of the way she gave information about her condition and medical choices.
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CAUSE –> EFFECT
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For e.g., some commentators have said that for the 1st time, they feel they can identify with the impossibly perfect Angelina. She actually has a defect, it makes her seem like one of us. It will be very interesting to see what Angie’s Q-score will be in the next few months.
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@Passing Through:
It was taken during blood and honey promotion. There was no deal with time.

Earlier, some posters talked about the interview Angelina would do about her condition and suggested Ann Curry or Cynthia Mcfadden or Christiana Amanpour as interviewers. It got me thinking.
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(1) A PR guy said that one of the good things about publishing her op-ed in NYT is that her story has been defeminised as just a woman’s issue. Many many men read her op-ed who would not otherwise have done so if it was published in People or Hello magazine. So, as far as I’m concerned, I hope who ever interviews Angelina will be some one whom MEN and WOMEN find credible and want to watch. Because cancer and any other major illness is NOT a woman’s issue but a FAMILY issue – affecting fathers as much as mothers, sons as much as daughters. This point cannot be emphasised enough.
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(2) Because I see medical choices of major illnesses as a FAMILY issue, I hope that both BRAD and Angelina will be interviewed together. Time and time again, women have posted about how important it was to have a husband who loved her, stay by her side and support her through her breast cancer and subsequent treatment. This point needs to be reconfirmed and there’s no better way than a joint interview of Brad and Angelina.
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(3) Any such interview will send ratings of the show THROUGH THE ROOF. As such the revenues from advertisers will be huge. So, it is my hope that:
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(ii) her schools or the Malala fund – because education empowers both men and women to make better health choices.
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Knowing how savvy Brad and Angelina are about using the media, I would not be surprise if money earned from such an interview or any first shot of Angelina out and about (the money shot) is given to a charity, serving a number of purposes: benefiting the charity financially, giving huge publicity to the charity being funded. It’s WIN WIN WIN – all round.

Should genetic testing for cancer be available to all Canadians?
Currently, individuals must meet strict criteria for government to pay for tests
By Andre Mayer, CBC News May 18, 2013
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The revelation that Hollywood celebrity Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy as a preventative measure against cancer stoked heated discussion this week, but one prominent cancer researcher says it demonstrates the need to make genetic testing available to all Canadians.

Angelina Jolie has double mastectomy due to cancer risk
6 questions about Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy
The actor and humanitarian wrote an opinion column in the New York Times on Tuesday in which she revealed that she had had a preventative double mastectomy in February. Jolie said a genetic test revealed she had a “faulty gene,” BRCA-1, like her mother, who died of cancer at the age of 56.

Based on the test, doctors estimated Jolie had an 87 per cent risk of breast cancer and a 50 per cent risk of ovarian cancer, which is why she said she opted for the procedure.

‘If you have to get two cases of cancer in the family to qualify for testing, you’re only going to prevent the third [cancer]. We should be preventing the first one.’— Cancer researcher Dr. Steven Narod

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Dr. Stephen Narod, a senior scientist at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, has followed the debate about the article, but says that in scrutinizing Jolie’s decision, pundits and readers are missing a broader lesson about access to genetic testing. “I heard so many dumb opinions over the last couple of days, [but] no one asks: why aren’t we efficiently offering this to Canadians?” says Narod, who believes that people should have equal access to genetic tests.

Looking for mutations
Genetic testing is meant to identify people who have an increased risk of getting cancer by looking for mutations in genes on a chromosome. In the case of Jolie, it was a test that looked specifically for the BRCA mutation. Anyone can get a genetic test, but it is quite expensive — private clinics in the U.S. will do it for about $3,000 to $4,000. In Canada, provincial governments will cover the cost of the test, but only if the individual meets specific criteria.

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There are nuances in the criteria from province to province, but the main requirement is that you can demonstrate that two of your blood relatives have had breast or ovarian cancer. Narod says that the current criteria are too restrictive. He refers to a study he recently did of 1,342 Ontario women with ovarian cancer. Of those women, 176 had a BRCA-1 mutation, but only 43 — or three per cent — qualified for genetic testing.“If you have to get two cases of cancer in the family to qualify for testing, you’re only going to prevent the third [cancer]. We should be preventing the first one,” says Narod.

Most cases ‘sporadic’
According to the American Cancer Society, only about five to 10 per cent of all cancers are inherited. Most cancers develop as a result of lifestyle choices (such as smoking) or environmental factors. Approximately 90 per cent of breast and ovarian cancer cases are considered “sporadic,” meaning there’s no family history of cancer and it is not associated with a BRCA mutation, says Barbara Vanderhyden, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute who focuses on ovarian cancer research.

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As a result, the BRCA test provides a good picture of a person’s risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, but only for a small percentage of women, says Vanderhyden. “For women without a family history, there really isn’t any reason to go through the potential trauma of having the genetic testing if the likelihood is so low that a mutation is actually present,” she says. She adds that the criteria in her home province, Ontario, “tries to capture everyone who might be at significant risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.”

The Canadian Cancer Society says on its website that genetic testing “only provides a piece of information about a person’s health. Other genetic and environmental factors and lifestyle choices affect a person’s risk of developing cancer.”

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The organization goes on to say that genetic testing “is most useful when it is done in a family member with cancer who also has a family history that suggests a particular hereditary cancer syndrome.”In the New York Times piece, Jolie herself acknowledged that “only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation.”

Mutations in specific populations
While her story transfixed people the world over, Narod says Jolie’s case has particular relevance to Canadians because her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was French-Canadian. Over the course of his research into breast and ovarian cancer, Narod has identified mutations in a number of specific ethnic populations, including people of French-Canadian, Bahamian and Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

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If genetic tests were made affordable and available to everybody, rather than just to those with a family history of cancer, more people would have a better idea of their risk of developing cancer, says Narod.

“There are hundreds of women in Quebec who have [the BRAC] mutation and are walking around with it. We should be doing everything in our power to identify them to give them the options” for dealing with it, Narod says.

Susan Reimer: Angelina Jolie starts the breast cancer conversation
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Credit: The Baltimore Sun
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“Mom… Do you have that gene?… Do I?… Have you been tested? I thought Grandma had breast cancer…. Why weren’t you ever tested?” …The questions from my 27-year-old daughter were coming fast. Angelina Jolie wrote an essay in The New York Times on Tuesday, saying that she had had both breasts removed, and then reconstructed, after learning that she carried the mutated gene that can predispose women to breast and ovarian cancer. And Jessie was on the phone to me.
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Family history had moved the actress to get tested. Her mother died at 56 after a 10-year battle, reportedly with ovarian cancer. Jolie was told she had about an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer and a 50 percent chance of getting ovarian cancer. At 37, she wanted to make sure she was around to see her six children grow up. So she made the decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy. Now her chances of breast cancer are about 5 percent.She hinted in her essay that she also would have her ovaries removed at some point in the future. She is not yet 40, the deadline doctors often use. She has had time to have children.
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Now Jessie wanted to have a conversation all mothers and daughters should have: Is there breast cancer in my family? I told her that yes, my mother did have breast cancer, but it wasn’t discovered until she was in her early 70s. I think. She had a biopsy but no chemotherapy, no surgery, no radiation. I think they treated it with oral medication. I think.I didn’t know very much. In any case, what she had was not the early onset breast cancer that is so deadly.Her doctor promised that her heart would kill her before the cancer did; I remember that much. He was only half right. She was a lifelong smoker, and her lungs killed her.
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I had grandmothers and aunts. I have sisters and lots of female cousins. But I know little about the health of any of the women in my family save my sisters. Is there breast cancer or ovarian cancer in my family? Sadly, I didn’t have much information to share.
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And now Jessie wanted answers. Why was I never tested? Should she find the $3,000 Angelina Jolie had paid and be tested? “Tell Jessie to take a deep breath,” said oncologist Kathy Helzlsouer, director of the Prevention and Research Center at Mercy Medical Center and a pioneer in breast cancer research and the role of genetic testing. She counsels women with a personal or family history of breast cancer and helps them make the decision whether to be tested for the mutation in the BRCA 1 (which Jolie has) or the BRCA 2 gene that predisposes them to breast and ovarian cancer. Then she walks them through the decisions that follow.Surgery like that which Jolie and a number of other celebrities have acknowledged having? Or frequent screening? The removal of the ovaries and the fallopian tubes as well? There is, after all, no screening for that killer.
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“It is a difficult decision, and it is different for everybody,” Dr. Helzlsouer said. “For most women, the hardest part is getting the news. But once they know, they can take action.”In generations past, families were tight-lipped about cancer, especially “female” cancers. Mothers died, and children were never told why. That does not happen so often today, but I am a good example of the general ignorance we have about the diseases in our family trees.
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I should have been able to answer my daughter’s questions. My ignorance notwithstanding, Jessie shouldn’t worry, Dr. Helzlsouer said.“Most women never get breast cancer,” she said. Of those who do, about 10 percent have strong inherited risk factors of some kind, and only half of those have a mutation in one of the two breast cancer genes. “Most women who develop breast cancer do not develop it based on a strong inherited predisposition,” she said.And in fact, the vast majority of women who get breast cancer survive, Dr. Helzlsouer said.
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Angelina Jolie’s decision to go public with her journey will raise awareness, certainly. Young women like my daughter will call their mothers and ask questions for which we should have answers. We will have conversations about breast cancer and other health issues lurking at the family reunions, I hope.Colon cancer? Diabetes? High blood pressure? Heart disease?
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But there is another benefit, Helzlsouer said. Women who elected to do what the actress has done — have their breasts removed when there is no sign of disease, just a statistical chance for it — often face criticism from family and friends. “You did what?” “Isn’t that a little extreme?” “Why on earth …?” Helzlsouer knows what this People magazine version of their journey will mean to these women.

Good morning J-P fans.

Angelina Jolie: Spare me my mother’s fate
The actress’s bid to escape cancer by having a double mastectomy has made Judith Woods think of her own heredity
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Every woman eventually turns into her mother. It’s a truism, a cliché, a tried-and-trusted wedding speech canard, guaranteed to have the groom hamming it up in his hire suit as he casts a glance from sweet, ripe bride to steely, unyielding mother-in-law.
When news of Angelina Jolie’s preventive mastectomy hit – and I mean hit – women of a similar age this week, it sparked Catherine wheels of anxiety, of nameless terrors that flared up and petered out into endless what-ifs.

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Where two or more women have been gathered together the talk has been of Jolie, 37. After the shock of her revelation wore off, it wasn’t the loss of her breasts that reverberated most – in the numbers game of cancer, a risk pegged at 87 per cent is impossible to dismiss – but her determination, as a mother, not to become her mother. Not to die aged 56. Not to spend her last 10 years battling with ovarian cancer, rather than dandling grandchildren on her lap. Not to accept meekly the genetic blueprint laid down in her DNA.

This week, a generation, my generation, has faced up to the extraordinary fact that for the first time in human history it is in our power to evade the genetic legacy passed on to us by our mothers. For some of us, at any rate.

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My inheritance wish list: my mother’s indomitable spirit, her humour, her consummate skill with a baking tray, her encyclopaedic knowledge of Latin plant names, her fiercely independent intelligence – she was a die-hard Thatcherite and just about the only Catholic Unionist in Northern Ireland. But may I escape the bunions (too late!) and the early widowhood in her forties. My father died in his mid-fifties of a heart attack, while reading three of his five daughters a story in bed, fighting for his last breath as his 11-year-old watched, frozen with terror.
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Spare me the tough years of child‑rearing alone, putting teenagers through boarding school alone, sleeping alone, watching, with a mixture of pride and a sadness (to which she would never admit), as each of her fledglings flew the nest to university. And the premature death. Above all, spare me – spare my children, whom I love with tigress-like ferocity – that. I was two when my father died. By the time I was 25, my mother had suffered heart attacks before succumbing to heart disease. She was in her early sixties.

It sounds mawkishly Victorian and self-pitying to describe myself as an orphan, but that, technically, is what I was. And for a long while, I felt it. Technically I was also a grown-up, but that did little to assuage my sense of desolation at the loss of my only parent. Two decades on, we, her daughters, are the mothers now. Four of us have children; two each, all girls. One of us is even a grandmother; both her grandchildren are girls.

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This comically robust distaff line is our most obvious family trait. But with age comes a fear that it is her unseen bequest, the heredity encoded deep in our DNA that may yet shape us most. After Angelina Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died in 2007, the Oscar-winning actress underwent gene-testing and discovered she carried the same BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, particularly at a younger age. The mother of six chose to have her breasts removed and to undergo reconstructive surgery specifically in order to stay alive as long as she can for her children. Nor has she ruled out the possibility of having a preventive hysterectomy at some point in the future.

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Does her surgery constitute bravery? Or self-preservation? Or is it the ultimate, clear-headed expression of a mother’s love? It is all of these, but the clinical logic behind her decision shouldn’t detract from the horror she must have felt – that every woman in her position must feel – at having to go under the surgeon’s knife in a bid to sabotage the invisible enemy within.

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I have already had some intimations of my mortality, but nothing that couldn’t, with the grace of God, be dodged or endured: fertility problems (ironically followed by the cosmic ingratitude of crippling postnatal depression), one hanging-upside-down-from-my-seat-belt car crash, assorted emergency hospitalisations, head injuries after a cycling mishap, a broken back from a riding accident.

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Yet it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that a routine test showed I had high cholesterol, which, given my family history of heart attack and heart disease, raised the alarm. Ideally, cholesterol levels should be 5.0mmol per litre or below, even though the UK average is 5.7mmol. My level was much worse; 9.7mmol, the vast proportion being “bad” cholesterol that furs up arteries, as opposed to “good” cholesterol that gets broken down in the liver. Moreover, since my GP phoned me at the weekend to pass on the results, I knew there was reason to be alarmed.

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Given I wasn’t inactive, a junk food addict or significantly overweight, the cause appeared to be genetic, the most probable cause being familial hypercholesterolaemia. Two of my sisters had been diagnosed with high cholesterol years earlier, but, naively, it had never occurred to me that I might have it, too.

I was prescribed statins, which reduce cholesterol, and will take them, gratefully, for the rest of my life. I hope that by managing my cholesterol levels and being (reasonably) mindful about my diet and lifestyle, I won’t be susceptible to cardiovascular disease.

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Let me emulate my mother in other ways. She wasn’t alive to attend my wedding, but if she had been, I would have felt honoured to be compared to her. She was taken too soon. Little wonder I fully intend to hang on in there and pitch up at my elder daughter’s wedding, 20 years’ hence (no longer, please, or I won’t have the energy to bring up her children). I look forward to playing the pastiche of redoubtable matriarch to perfection, but let me also trail in my wake, like noisy tin cans tied to a rented Rolls, laughter, love and sheer bloody gratitude for being alive.

Good Morning Ladies:
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Especialy to all the great Jolie Pitt fans & poster that are Rose, Passing Through, Anustin, Susan, Dawne, Jaye,NAN, Tish, love The JoliePitts, who, well,Jen The HAG, Media Wh@ore MANiston, Busted, First and Last post, Sshhii_baby, Bizzy bee, QQQQ, Premalee, Josephina, Lylian, Groundcontrol, Cliniqua,Wonderbust, Go Figure, fyi12, briseis, Sunny, Neer, Vickifromtexsas,AWHODAT!,annon,valis202,Bea, an opinion, and all the JoliePitt lurkers out there I hope you have a good day God bless .

good moring all JPs on board!!!!!! lylian,phool,susan.waves to u,all ladies.

@ lylian….momma,agree to the max!!!!.re.anjie and brad double interview….and charities.

I just wanted to add my input in the discussion of “who we would prefer Angie to give her one to one interview with”, as we know that will happen. Every one wants “that interview” I personally would prefer Angie to be interview by the likes of “Tina Brown” Ii don’t know if she does any but I would prefer a women of her status asking Angie questions, also Christiane Amanpour or Ann Curry would be my other 2 choices. Oprah Winfery I really hope NOT due to the Ex’s connection Id rather not see her interviewing nor Matt lauer god forbid.
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Some one brought up a fair good point in last nights posts the interview should be with both “Brad & Angelina Together”, as it also would bring up seeing it from the partners point of view in capturing their perspective on all things that they had to go through as an individual & as a couple.

old manny's karma @ 05/18/2013 at 7:44 am

Troll forgets that FAT tick old manny is the only proven cheater. There are pictures of her humping Vince V on balconies. Also, it is fun to remind those lameos still mad about Brad leaving manny that MANY men have left nasty old manny- THAT’S karma, baby!

#anustin @ 05/18/2013 at 7:24 am
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Good Morning my Vajstastic sister how are you today? Anustin talking about charities, I was just thinking that knowing Brad & Angie I bet they have already donated from their JoliePitt Foundation to either Cancer Research or for knowing them they might go one further and might set up a separate funding for Genetics testing of BRACA1 & BRCA2, of course for those who pacifically qualify due to their family histories. Knowing Angie I don’t think she will stop there, the government will listen because its already got the discussion started about costing in US so you never know do you? especially when its comming from The JoliePitts any thing is possible.

The BIGGEST KARMA of all is to have a face like Maniston. Not only is she an UGLY twit inside and out, she is also a DUMB LOSER. She has NO FAMILY, NO CAREER and her STOLEN MAN is an UNKNOWN ADDICT WITH NO JOB. That is KARMA! Hahahahahah

A stunning change of tune about Angelina Jolie well about time Too:
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SO, this is what it takes for someone as envied as Angelina Jolie to be treated like the real human being she is, instead of having her every move analysed for signs of faults, “inner demons” or other manufactured personal problems we can jump on to make ourselves feel better about not being her. The much-maligned actor had to go so far as to have both her breasts removed before people felt they could really warm to her.
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Watching the change in the tone of the public dialogue about Jolie this week has been quite something.Only a couple of weeks earlier, yet another big gossipy spread hit the overseas papers gloating about her “worryingly skinny frame” and “bony wrists” – which, like so much written about Jolie, is a passive-aggressive way of really saying: “See! She’s still a mess! Stay Tuned!”
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For years, this woman has been the favourite target of supermarket glossies on the lookout for absolutely any sign that, beneath the composed, calm and maternal exterior she has presented for almost a decade, Jolie is still plagued with the insecurities and quirks that were a feature of her youth (a youth in the public eye from the age of about 16).
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Jolie has been relatively open about the adventures and misadventures of her past. And yes, some of them were on the out-there side, but none involved hurting anyone else or breaking any laws.But the rest of us are not allowed to move on from those things and other early rebellious gestures, because we are so constantly reminded of them.And in so many subtle and not-so-subtle ways, we are encouraged to buy into the idea that this woman is defined by some aspects of her non-conformist youth – and dammit, there are still bucks to be made by flogging the message that she’s unhinged underneath.
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Hands up who else wants some of the stuff they did in their early 20s permanently hung around their neck?Just look at the weird carry-on about her Oscars dress in 2012. She looked sensational and showed a lot of perfect leg in that black velvet dress with the thigh-high split. She showed no more leg than so many others, but because it was Jolie, the “weird one” and not “the vanilla” type – the temptress/seductress or whatever we’re supposed to think she is.
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Her debut directorial outing, 2011′s In the Land of Blood and Honey, landed several awards and was acknowledged by many critics as a serious and worthwhile effort (a romance drama set against the backdrop of the Bosnian civil war). Jolie routinely puts her body on the line in far-flung and dangerous regions to promote her chosen cause – raising awareness about the plight of refugees and women in war zones.
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The New York Times speculated that Jolie, the tireless UN ambassador and do-er of good works, was still “hated” because she “stole” Brad Pitt from Jennifer Anniston eight years back. But if we were to be honest, I think there is more to it than that.Jolie is the gorgeous, sexy, alluring and slightly dangerous-seeming siren all the boys went mad for when you were in your teens.She’s so different and magnetic that she threatens other women.
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We like the dysfunctional Angelina story, and this newer version doesn’t please us quite so much. Let’s be honest: we are jealous of her looks, her outward confidence, the fact she seems to get what she wants because she is so ravishing.But we know nothing of this woman, really.Except that, in the end, she’s as human and as fragile as us all.

PLEASE LETS JUST FOCUS ON ANGELINA, NOT JENNIFER. IT DOES NO GOOD TO CALL HER NAMES, ANGELINA WOULD NOT APPROVE.

Want a free trip to London to the World Premiere of World War Z?
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The world’s sexiest man alive Brad Pitt is back on cinema screens with the upcoming movie World War Z; an apocalyptic thriller about a mysterious pandemic that threatens the entire world’s safety. To celebrate Pitt’s return to cinema in what should be a climactic rollercoaster ride, we are giving away a trip for two to the world premiere in London.

The prize consists of a trip to London on Sunday 2nd June, including return flights, one night’s accommodation and tickets to the premiere itself. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is watch this here video and answer the corresponding question correctly by Friday 24th May. A simple click could have you rubbing shoulders with the world’s top celebs.

In World War Z, Pitt plays a UN worker trying to halt the toppling of the world’s governments and public services. We can only surmise how much influence his real life wife Angelina Jolie’s job as a UN ambassador had on his performance, though hopefully hers will never be so dramatic. Matthew Fox, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale will join him in the Paramount Pictures flick.

Get going and win yourself a package deal of a lifetime by doing little more than sod all! If only all trip planning we as easy…

Story by Aoife Ryan | 14:59 | Friday 17th May 2013 | Movie News Credit Entertainment.ie

Angie is kind to everyone. When rude, whiny fat tick old manny stops LYING and coat-tailing, people might stop calling her so many well-earned epithets. I don’t see that happening any time soon- clue #1, she bought Chelsea Handler.

Angelina Jolie-From Wikipedia,(has been updated with this following):
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Cancer prevention treatment
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On February 16, 2013, at the age of 37, Jolie underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer. She has a defective BRCA1 gene resulting in an increased risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.[130] Jolie’s family history warranted a BRCA mutation genetic test: her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, had breast cancer and died from ovarian cancer at the age of 56, while her maternal grandmother had ovarian cancer and died aged 45.[10][131] Jolie’s mastectomy lowered her chances of developing breast cancer to under 5 percent. Testing of the removed breast tissue showed no signs of cancerous cells.[132] She reportedly intends to undergo a preventive oophorectomy, as she still has a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer.[133]

Jolie kept news of her mastectomy private until she had completed the process, undergoing reconstructive surgery involving implants and allografts on April 27.[131] On May 14, The New York Times published an op-ed titled “My Medical Choice” in which Jolie detailed her journey. She explained her decision to go public with her story, stating, “I hope that other women can benefit from my experience. Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness. But today it is possible to find out through a blood test whether you are highly susceptible to breast and ovarian cancer, and then take action.”[130] Jolie’s treatment regimen was posted on the website of the Pink Lotus Breast Center where she was treated, in the hope that “this will be helpful to other women.”[130][131] Various health campaigners, celebrities and other public figures praised Jolie for her decision;[134][135][136] UK foreign secretary William Hague, who visited refugee camps in Congo-Kinshasa with Jolie in March, called her “an inspiration to many.”[134] Time published a cover story titled The Angelina Effect in the May 27, 2013 issue of the magazine, about her putting genetic testing in the spotlight and her ability to influence people on a massive and worldwide scale.[136]

Jolie’s announcement advocates wider accessibility of BRCA gene testing, at the same time that the U.S. Supreme Court was deliberating on BRCA gene patent rights held by Myriad Genetics:[137][138]

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.[130]

Fiona Phillips column Angelina is a Jolie fantastic mum
18 May 2013 00:00
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She is a great role model, a great philanthropist, a great actress and, most importantly of all, a brilliant mum

Did I tell you I once starred in a movie with Angelina Jolie?
When I say “star”, I mean we were both in the animated movie Shark Tale, alongside Robert De Niro and Will Smith.

She was a gorgeous fish called Lola and I was an annoying reporter fish called Katie Current. Hmmm.

Anyhow, I was invited to the premiere in Venice, where I chatted to all the leading performers, including Angelina, who was then single with just one child – her adopted eldest son Maddox.

He was attached to her hip all night, she never let him out of her sight.

The love between the two of them was tangible. Later she told me she’d “do anything to protect” him.

And now, by having a double mastectomy to ensure she’s around for as long as she can for Maddox and his five brothers and sisters, she has followed through that tugging maternal urge to protect.

She is a great role model, a great philanthropist, a great actress and, most importantly of all, a brilliant mum.

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( “2013 looks to be a year of accomplishment as well with the anticipated opening of the “Zahara Children’s Center in Sebeta”, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa”)
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Ethiopia Program Update: 600+ Patients Initiated on Multi-drug Resistant-TB Therapy
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The year 2012 marked a significant milestone for the Global Health Committee (GHC) in Ethiopia as 607 patients have been initiated on lifesaving therapy for Multi-drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) since the program began in 2009. GHC initiated the countrywide program for MDR-TB in Addis Ababa at St Peter’s Hospital in 2009, and in Gondar at the Gondar University Hospital in 2010 in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, using approaches developed in Cambodia in this remarkable program which has extremely high adherence rates and low mortality in the very sick population of patients.

MDR-TB treatment requires the administration of five costly drugs with powerful side affects over a two-year period. This is compared with a six-month regimen of readily- available and easily tolerated drugs for “regular TB” where there is no drug resistance. This is particularly noteworthy in Ethiopia, which today ranks #7 among the 22 world’s highest TB-burdened countries, and #15 among the 27 highest MDR-TB-burdened countries. Strikingly, WHO estimates that there are 6,000 new cases of MDR-TB each year in Ethiopia.
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With funding from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, the Lilly MDR Partnership, and Annenberg Foundation, the first patients to begin MDR therapy in Ethiopia in 2009 were begun by GHC in a converted isolation ward in St. Peter’s Hospital in Addis Ababa. GHC has overcome numerous challenges along the way, including a year long delay in the availability of second line TB drugs necessary to treat MDR coupled with a year-long delay in the completion of the MDR-TB isolation ward at St. Peter’s Hospital. But year-by-year progress has been steady, with 74 patients receiving MDR-TB medicines and care in 2009, 171 patients at the end of 2010 in both Addis Ababa and Gondar, 342 patients at the end of 2011, and eclipsing 600 in the latter part of 2012.

“Failure is just not option when you are treating a lethal but curable infectious disease,” says Dr. Anne Goldfeld, GHC president and co-founder. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, St. Peter’s Hospital, and the Gondar University Hospital.”
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To further the impact of its work, GHC plans to scale its programs in the north of Ethiopia in the Amhara region, following the community-based approach established by GHC/CHC in Cambodia, where more than 32,000 have been treated for TB to date and where CHC/GHC initiated the Cambodian countrywide MDR program in 2006 in partnership with that country’s National TB Program. The unique model of community-based care and treatment that has its roots in the refugee camps of the Thai-Cambodia border in the 1980’s, has been central to the program’s success first in Cambodia and now in Ethiopia, where 80% of patients are receiving outpatient and community-based care after initial hospitalization and treatment. In addition, nearly 100 patients have been initiated on MDR-TB treatment as outpatients, and all are receiving multidisciplinary care in the form of nutritional support and social support.
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“A rapid scale-up of MDR care is critical to give those suffering a chance at a normal life and to interrupt transmission of this deadly disease,” Anne says. “We are making many positive strides, creating MDR centers of excellence in Addis Ababa and Gondar, expanding community-based treatment programs, and expanding access to lifesaving treatment.”
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Zahara Children’s Center: HIV/AIDS and TB Care:
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2013 looks to be a year of accomplishment as well with the anticipated opening of the “Zahara Children’s Center in Sebeta”, on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. The center will help meet the needs of the thousands of children infected with or affected by TB and HIV, and will be a center to treat MDR-TB in children. The Zahara Center is modeled on the GHC’s Maddox Chivan Children’s Center in Cambodia where over 1,000 HIV infected or affected children have been cared for in a unique multi-sectoral program of medical, nutritional, and educational services.
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In 2011 GHC broke ground on the Zahara Center in Sebeta on the outskirts of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Given the crushing burden of TB in Ethiopia, the Center will also have a major focus on children infected with TB and will serve as a Center of Excellence for MDR care for children.

The Zahara Center is being built using local sustainable methods designed by GRAFT architects with oversight from Brad Pitt.

Wonderbust @ 05/18/2013 at 9:39 am

Good Morning! That photo of Angelina in Time magazine is old I seriously doubt they knew about her surgery. They saw how big of a story it was and like people magazine they scrapped their cover. I already stated even I was surprised at how big of a response this op-Ed received. I have never seen anything like it. P.s where is Rose? Haven’t seen her posting in awhile.

@Wonderbust:

Rose is on vaycay in Fla. I do believe. Sure she hasn’t missed the story and is likely soooo frustrated she can’t post………

Visionaries: Harvard Doctor Bridges Research And Action In Global Health
By Bob Oakes and Kathleen McNerney February 1, 2013
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A Chance Meeting

In 2004, Goldfeld got another opportunity. On a flight to Cambodia she wound up sitting next to Angelina Jolie, who was filming the sequel to “Tomb Raider.” They struck up a conversation and a few days later Jolie went with Goldfeld to see a hospital in Phnom Penh.“A terrible place at the time … where patients were brought to die, basically. There was no therapy,” Goldfeld recalled. “I had taken some physicians through the ward the day before and I saw that it was really difficult for them to even be in the rooms to see these patients in such terrible condition. And what so impressed me about Angie and her assistant was that they didn’t run away from it. They walked in. They were able to, in a very remarkable and unusual way, interact with the patients and be present.”

As a result of that visit, Jolie and her husband, Brad Pitt, funded a new children’s health and education center in Phnom Penh. The Maddox Chivan Children’s Center, named after Jolie’s adopted, Cambodian-born son, treats kids affected by HIV or tuberculosis.

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Another Problem, Another Solution

Goldfeld and Jolie plan to open a similar center in Ethiopia this fall where Goldfeld and her nonprofit, the Global Health Committee, are already treating patients suffering from drug resistant tuberculosis.

One of those patients is 8-year-old Samreya. She contracted drug resistant TB from her older sister, who later died. It wasn’t until Samreya arrived at the hospital in Addis Ababa that she was able to get the care and expensive drugs she needed. Now she’s gaining back some weight and is up and walking a little more every day.

Another problem, another solution — sometimes patient by patient — sometimes in the lab. Goldfeld also devotes herself to her research because she says progress there can make a difference in the field.

“One thing is to work on the level of right now with the medicines we have in our hands,” she said. “But the real things that are going to change these problems are going to be a vaccine to TB, a vaccine to AIDS.”

She says she never thinks about her work in the number of lives she’s helped improve or save.

“What I think about is everyone who we couldn’t help. Meeting a 12-month-old baby girl who was born 34 years after the HIV and the AIDS virus was discovered, who presented to us with end stage AIDS and tuberculosis and who died. That’s who I think about.

“I think about the patients who couldn’t get treatment quickly enough, who otherwise would be looking like you and me now and having a very rich life. That’s what I think about. You know, there’s a lot to do in the world, and it’s ours to do.”Which is why when asked if she ever sees herself slowing down, her answer is not surprising.“Not right now.”

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation

In December 2010 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pledged a generous grant to N/a’an ku sê through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Through their foundation, Brad and Angelina are loyal supporters of N/a’an ku sê and share our commitment to conserving the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and believe passionately in what we are trying to achieve. The Jolie-Pitt Foundation chose N/a’an ku sê in honour of their Namibian born daughter Shiloh.

Angelina Jolie says,

“We have known Rudie and Marlice for many years and continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia.

The new section of the project will be under N/a’an ku sê and in Shiloh’s name. We want her to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth.”

Our History

Angelina Jolie first became involved with N/a’an ku sê after working with Marlice on a film shoot in 2003. They formed a strong friendship and Angelina has since visited N/a’an ku sê several times, together with her partner Brad Pitt and their six children. They take an active interest and involvement in our projects, feeding the animals in our sanctuary and meeting the San Bushman community here.

Our Collaboration

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation will help N/a’an ku sê support long term projects focussing on conservation for carnivores and Wild Dogs and supporting vulnerable people in Namibia. Our vision for the new projects is to grow them into something that Shiloh can be part of, an internationally recognizable Foundation that is sustainable in the long term and stays true to its mission of doing good, regardless.

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation

Through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, formed in 2006, the couple has donated to many causes including Global Action for Children and Doctors without Borders. The couple also contribute to projects across the world in honour of their children including the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation in Cambodia which works with rural villagers and local governments to increase access to healthcare and education and alleviate food insecurities.

We are proud and honoured that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have chosen N/a’an ku sê as their Namibian grantee and look forward to a bright future together improving the lives of the San Bushman community and protecting Namibia’s vulnerable wildlife.

Good morning Phool. Thank you for including me in your morning greetings!

Wishing a wonderful and beautiful day to the JPs and all of their fans around the world.

Life is good.

#Dawne @ 05/18/2013 at 9:48 am
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LOL thats a very good find Dawne..thank god some people are coming out with the truth about the real nature of Ticky & chelsea hand.job’s so called friendship lol.

#Bea @ 05/18/2013 at 9:56 am
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Hi Bea how are you ? its always a pleasure to say Hi to all the great JoliePitt fans out ,more the merrier lol. Bea Our girl Angie is doing us proude isnt she and so is Brad God bless them both.Take care have a nice day.

Phool:

Yeah, it was so true. I, too, am pleased we are not the only people who see through the Chin and her proxy piranha.

Angie&Brad @ 05/18/2013 at 10:40 am

ITA#424 – Ditto!!! I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing when I read their opening line. Angie did not make the cut for Time’s Most Influential List of just a week or so go, although the Kardashian bimbos and other reality tv airheads did. Just goes to show that these lists are as real as Ticky’s long blonde hair and blue eyes. I have not bought Time magazine in some time as I’ve realized that their ‘lists’ are as bogus as Forbes, sad to say. Now we can really see who is the most influential and not who has the most hard working publicists.

Hi Dawne
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I am glad people have taken off their Rose tinted glasses as far as Ticky is concerned, considering Angie has been the the same women nothing has changed inside or out but people just couldn’t figure it out lol.
Hopefully this would but a stop to all this Ticky stalking but i have very low expectations where Ticky is concerned but we can live in hope.
By the way Dawne I have found a similar Anti-Ticky article, but am unable to get the link its a classic lets just say they have chosen very beautiful photos of the Dirtbag crying lol from start to finish. I bet Huvane must be working over time to get people back on the payroll.

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130518/181222423.html

Hollywood Actor Brad Pitt to Promote New Film in Moscow

MOSCOW, May 18 (RIA Novosti) – Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt is due to arrive in Moscow in June to promote his new film World War Z at the Moscow International Film Festival, the festival’s general producer has said.

The 35th film festival will kick off with the premiere of the upcoming apocalyptic horror film, World War Z, to be attended by producer-star Pitt and film director Marc Forster.

World War Z, the big-budget adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 zombie-horror bestseller, is produced by Hollywood studio Paramount in partnership with Pitt’s Plan B production company.

“The Moscow Film Festival has proved itself as a good launching platform for movies,” Leonid Vereschagin told reporters at the Russian Pavillion in Cannes on Saturday.

The Moscow International Film Festival will be held on June 20-29. The festival, launched in 1935, was registered by International Federation of Film Producers associations (FIAPF) as an “A” class festival in 1972. It has been an annual event since 1995.

PHOOL WHERE CAN WE GET THE NEWEST TIME MAGAZINE COVER OF ANGELINA? I WENT TO STORES AND I DO NOT SEE THE NEW TIME MAGAZINE OUT YET.

@Phool:

what site is it on we can go find it or can you not just copy and paste here?

Local Bloggers React to Angelina Jolie’s Announcement
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Angelina Jolie announcement shows importance of family health history discussion
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Scott Spielman writes about the importance of knowing your family history following Angelina Jolie’s big announcement. Spielman writes, “If knowing is half the battle, then deciding what to do with that knowledge must be the other half. Angelina Jolie showed the power behind that knowledge and action recently when she announced to the world that she had had a preventive double mastectomy upon learning that she was at an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer.”

Angie has the option of freezing her eggs in the event they want another bio child. Imagine the infertile women who would kill to get any of her unused eggs for invitro…..with the DNA of she and Brad……….

#BP @ 05/18/2013 at 10:50 am
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I think By Monday it should be out on New’s Stands, I havent seen it my self yet, sorry .

http://sbj.net/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=93857&SectionID=48&SubSectionID=108&S=1

Opinion: D12 event takes on a first-time charity partner

Upon waking each morning, one of the first things I do is head to the kitchen for a drink of water. The cool, crisp liquid is refreshing after a long night in an old house. I’m lucky enough to have the luxury of less than a minute walk from my bed, but not everyone in the world is as fortunate.

Imagine walking an hour, usually shoeless, and standing in line for multiple hours just to catch a slow trickle of water as it drips from a rock spring, then trudging the more than 40-pound jug an hour home. Now imagine the water you worked so hard for is unknowingly infested with leech larvae and other parasites.

That is the reality for young girls in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

When Springfield-native Julie Neal shared the story of the Chuko Weyama village with the Springfield Business Journal staff, we knew we wanted to help.

“The girls can’t go to school because it is their job to bring home the water,” she said. “This village has blessed me with two loving boys. They gave me the greatest gift and now it’s time for me to give back.”

Neal started Dig Deep to raise the $228,000 needed to drill a deep-bore well in the village. To date, she has raised $191,537 for the cause, but needed help with the remaining $36,000.

That’s where this year’s Dynamic Dozen came in.

Charity partners are already a staple of SBJ’s individual award events – a natural match, pairing individuals who already contribute so much of their time with a local charity in need. But individuals aren’t the only ones who give back each day across the Ozarks. Local companies are making the pledge to help out too. So when Dig Deep approached SBJ about helping, this year’s D12 event seemed like a natural match.

The 12 companies on this year’s list and six individual honorees are leaders among the pack. Posting year-over-year revenue gains and high three-year growth percentages, this year’s dozen know how to buckle down and work hard – just like the young ladies in Ethiopia.

The well would serve the village of about 10,000 people, and Neal is determined to do whatever it takes to raise the additional funds – including reaching out to her movie-star brother Brad Pitt.

“If I asked Brad to help, he would just write me a check, but I wanted to do this on my own,” she said. “I’m so close now and just needed a little push over the edge.”

Pitt, and fiancee Angelina Jolie, donated items – including a baseball signed by Pitt and Money Ball inspiration Billy Beane and a Salvatore Ferragamo purse signed by Jolie – which were auctioned off during the May 16 event. Hopefully, one of our award-winning D12 companies was lucky enough to take home a piece of Hollywood history and help a good cause in the process.

Congratulations to all the 2013 Dynamic Dozen award-winning companies and individual honorees. We toast to your success and the continued work of Neal and the Dig Deep supporters who will one day make it just a little bit easier for everyone in Ethiopia to raise their glasses and smile as well.

phool,vajstastic is crying at the moment shi.t!!!.hello tampon!lolz to the max!!! i believed marcheline spirit was/is with anjie all the way.she is soooo well loved by millions.God bless anjie and her family.

Dawne I will be posting “IT” soon the websites on it, so if you are able to get the link thats good as they started with a good crying photo and ended on a crying note for Ticky. I’m just adjusting the post before i post it here for obvious reason u know what i’m talking about Dawne lol.

thank you phool,fyi for all the news and links….waves to dawne.

Take A Seat, Jennifer Aniston: Is The World Finally On Team Angelina?
Credit:www.Hollywire.com
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Think about Jennifer Aniston, and maybe you think about Rachel on Friends. Her film roles likely don’t jump to mind right away, nor her relationships with Vince Vaughn or John Mayer. What does? Her status as America’s Sweetheart — or rather, America’s Heartbroken Sweetheart.
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Ever since 2005, when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie played Mr. & Mrs. Smith on set (and Mr. & Mrs. Pitt after hours), the world has collectively thrown Jennifer Aniston a pity-party because the “Other Woman” snagged her dashing hubby. And honestly, is there anyone you could cast more perfectly as the stereotypical mistress/temptress than Angelina Jolie? The bee-stung lips, her wild and vaguely dangerous lifestyle, the very real possibility that, deep down, she’s bat-poop crazy. Yeah, Angelina Jolie has had “femme fatale” written all over her for years now, and that stigma never really went away.
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If America has a real-life life embodiment of the beautiful, sweet, but conspicuously unlucky-in-love heroine we always find in romantic comedies, it’s Jennifer Aniston. We’ve all rooted for her to find “the one.” We’ve read countless magazine articles about how courageously happy she is at any given point in her life, single or otherwise. We’ve marveled that she seriously has not aged in almost two decades. (Still rocking the same haircut as the end-of-Friends era, too.)
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It’s been easy to root for Team Jennifer — she was the star of one of our favorite sitcoms, she almost always plays a variation on her self in movies, and she’s never done anything in her personal life that made us raise an eyebrows, Team Jennifer was always a safe bet.
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And boy oh boy, did Jennifer ride that wave very hard as far as it would take her. Which isn’t to say that it’s Jennifer’s fault that everyone felt bad for her — like, really really bad for her — for years and years and years on end. We wanted to rally around her and cheer her on. We wanted her to “milk it a bit”. Because it was like a real-life Hollywood rom-com! Besides, when you have Brad Pitt stolen from you by someone who might be considered the “most beautiful woman on the planet”, you’re entitled to play the underdog card for half a decade or so. (Never mind that being married to Brad Pitt in the first place should have had us all seething with jealousy.)
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But Jennifer’s time in the sad, heartbroken sun is wearing off — not only because she has a new man in her life and will be getting hitched in the near future, but also because she has a ridiculously ginormous ring serving as a big honking reminder that she’s not single anymore, b.itches! And you really can’t feel too bad for a woman who wears a ring like that.
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As down-to-earth as Jennifer has always seemed, Angelina has been the opposite — elusive, mysterious, otherworldly. Yes, she has a bevy of children (six dozen or so) and has tampered down the blood-vial-wearing a bit. Her relationship with Brad seems stable — stable enough to co-create their own brand of wine, at least — and her film career has been respectable. She’s shied away from the “look-at-me” sexpot roles of Tomb Raider and gravitated more toward thoughtful stuff like A Mighty Heart, or the film she directed, In the Land of Blood and Honey. And she’s known for donating her time and money to a variety of worthy causes around the world. Certainly she’s come a long way since the Girl, Interrupted era.
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Still, it wasn’t until this week that America suddenly felt a magnetic pull toward Team Angelina.
On Tuesday, the New York Times ran an OpEd by Angelina revealing that she’d had a double mastectomy upon learning that her chances of getting breast cancer were a terrifying 87%. (That number has since been reduced to the less startling 5%.) The tone of the piece was unsentimental and matter-of-fact, but not chilly, giving us a rare glimpse at one of the world’s biggest stars in her own words.
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For once, it wasn’t Lara Croft or Evelyn Salt speaking to us… it was just “Angelina”. Though there were a few critics of the decision, overall response from the public was overwhelmingly positive, with the term “brave” thrown around a lot. Angelina, despite being constant fodder for the tabloids and a reputation for some very candid interviews in the past, has been rather private in recent years, so this could have remained a secret. Instead, she went forward and shared an experience that may influence other women to take similar measures if need be. (It’s worth noting that this was a tasteful piece in The New York Times, and not a splashy story in Us Weekly or People. Another point for Angelina.) There was absolutely no “look