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Angelina Jolie Partners with Stella McCartney on 'Maleficent' Clothing Line for Kids!

Angelina Jolie Partners with Stella McCartney on 'Maleficent' Clothing Line for Kids!

Angelina Jolie is getting herself into the fashion world with a new capsule collection of children’s clothes inspired by her new movie Maleficent.

The 38-year-old actress and Disney are working with fashion designer Stella McCartney to create Maleficent by Stella McCartney Kids and it all sounds so cool!

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother, and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did,” Stella told WWD. “When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance.”

There will be eight styles in the collection including princess dresses and sandals, as well as clothes for both boys and girls like edgy t-shirts and sneakers. The collection will hit Stella McCartney stores worldwide, in addition to Disney stores and online, at the end of April.

Make sure to watch the just released third trailer for Maleficent!

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Wow another feather in Angie’s bow.

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“When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance”…..LOL Stella sounda like another FAN GIRL of Angie.

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I’m reposting posts from last thread here before trolls have achance to sully it with their rants, I guess there will be lots of screaming in the ocean today better close your windows LOL.

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‘Difret’: Audience Reaction at 2014 New African Films Festival (Video)
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Published by Tadias March 19th, 2014
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. Washington, D.C. (TADIAS) — During the Q&A session at the 10th Annual New African Films Festival — that was held at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland this past weekend — filmmaker Zeresenay Mehari and producer Mehret Mandefro, fielded questions regarding their award winning movie Difret, including how they came across the epic story. Zeresenay shared that in 2005 he had met Meaza Ashenafi’s brother at a dinner where he heard about his sister. Zeresenay recalled being told “you should make a movie about my sister.”
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“Yeah, I laughed about it and then I typed up her name and a thousand pages came up.” He added: “And what she was able to [do] in Ethiopia at that time blew me away. And I wanted to meet her and I asked to meet her, and a couple of months later we met. She was very skeptical that a man, an Ethiopian man at that, wanted to do a story about women’s issues.”
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Difret, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, narrates the true story of a teenager who was a victim of telefa (the archaic custom of marriage by abduction in Ethiopia) and later gained public attention when she was arrested and charged with murder for the killing of her abductor. The girl’s subsequent acquittal on the grounds of self defense is owing not in small part to the courageous and tireless effort of the now legendary lawyer Meaza Ashenafi.
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“Bringing this issue of gender to the surface and making a difference in Ethiopian law is really very important,” said Martha Negash, an audience member and a former law school classmate of Meaza, emphasizing that she’s proud her friend’s work.
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“I have a lot of respect for Mehret and Zeresenay for choosing to really talk and discuss in detail about women’s issues,” shared Dr. Menna Demessie. “Of all the films they could have made to make a film about the struggles of young women in Ethiopia, while also being very sensitive to the culture and tradition, I really respect them for that.” Menna added: “First of all its based on a true story, so the fact that there is success or light at the end of the tunnel is key to the fact that there are women who against all odds are still fighting on behalf of other young women and willing to put themselves at the forefront of these issues that I find very empowering.”
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Among those who watched the film included Ambassador Imru Zelleke, “Very well done,” he noted. “Both from the technical point of view and the history reflects the present day Ethiopia with all its contradictions between the old and new. It was marvelous, a first class job.”
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Asked to name additional social subjects that he would like to explore in future cinema projects, Zeresenay told Tadias that he is interested in tackling immigration. “I want to talk about that,” he said. “I also have a story that I wanted to do about human trafficking and prostitution. That’s an issue that is affecting us a great deal.” He cautioned: “Of course,they are far away from being full conceptualized works.”
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Mwiza Munthhali, Public Outreach Director of Trans Africa, and one of the presenters of the New African Films Festival, stated that compared to when they first started showing at AFI Silver Theatre nearly a decade ago, the number of films shown at the annual festival has doubled with 18 African motion pictures curated from all parts of the continent making their debut in 2014. “The number of films to choose from has also expanded stupendously in the last ten years,” Munthhali said.
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Below is Tadias Magazine’s video coverage of the event by Tsedey Aragie.
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Shortcut to:http://www.tadias.com/03/19/2014/difret-audience-reaction-at-2014-new-african-films-festival-video/

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Architectural firm being honoured
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Published on March 18, 2014
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The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects as the recipient of its 2014 Architectural Firm or Practice Award. Founded in 1985 in Halifax, MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects has built a reputation for design excellence — from a modest fisherman’s cottage on the Nova Scotia coast to the Canadian chancery and official residence in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In choosing the 16-person firm, the jury noted that it has developed a distinctive contemporary architecture based on local building and craft traditions. “The work successfully expresses a strong connection with the Maritime region and its built heritage,” the jury wrote.
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Among about 200 built works are residential, cultural and academic projects. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects is one of the few Canadian firms to consistently receive international critical acclaim and has won more than 100 awards for design. Their work has been the subject of numerous television projections, including ‘The Village Architect,’, narrated by actor Brad Pitt.
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“The challenge is to maintain a childlike curiosity while trying to run a business,” says founding partner (a native of Yarmouth) Brian MacKay-Lyons. “Teaching requires the architect to objectify the anecdotal experiences of practice into principles and it is through this relationship that we maintain our creativity as a firm.”
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Brian MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, teach at Dalhousie University. Between 1994 and 2011, they hosted the Ghost International Architectural Laboratory, an architectural education centre, founded by MacKay-Lyons at his farm near Lunenburg.
“We consistently strive for excellence in our practice and in our teaching,” says partner Talbot Sweetapple. “It is a real honour to have our body of work recognized by the RAIC.”
The award will be presented at the RAIC Festival of Architecture which takes place in Winnipeg May 28 to 31.
The RAIC Architectural Firm Award recognizes the achievements of a firm for its quality of architecture, service to clients and innovations in practice. It also takes into account contribution to architectural education and professional organizations, as well as public recognition.
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http://www.novanewsnow.com/Business/2014-03-18/article-3654266/Architectural-firm-being-honoured /1

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Facts on Pacts: Variety Eyes First-Look Deals
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March 20, 2014 | 10:00AM PT
Hollywood’s six major studios have hardly rolled out the welcome mat in recent years for producers who aren’t delivering tentpoles. And that’s opened the way for other players to step up.
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Variety’s updated Facts on Pacts reveals that the number of on-the-lot deals among the Big Six has fallen to 138 — three less than it was six months ago. That’s higher than the low point in 2009, when the figure for all deals, including those not at the Big Six, bottomed out at 133, and about half that at the high point of 292 for all deals at the turn of the century, the heyday for first-look pacts.
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There are also 16 deals with minimajors and production companies outside the six studios, led by four at New Regency, which last month signed Gore Verbinski and his Blind Wink shingle to a three-year producing-directing pact similar to its partnerships with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures and David Fincher.
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Plan B and Protozoa were both based at Par, which added Jerry Bruckheimer to its roster in December. New Regency, headed by Arnon Milchan, is 20% owned by Fox parent News Corp. “Getting the deals in place has coincided with a lot of conversations with Arnon Milchan to focus on filmmaker-driven movies that are compelling versions of commercial films,” said New Regency president Brad Weston, who runs the company. “Talent-driven deals make sense in this business — and all of them are generating their own material.”
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New Regency co-financed Aronofsky’s “Noah,” set for release March 28 via Par. Fincher is in post with New Regency on thriller “Gone Girl,” due out from Fox on Oct. 3. Weston sealed Fincher’s first-look pact last year. “That deal was born out of friendship and a humorous exchange of about five emails,” he admits.Deals are as follows (*new deal):
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Shortcut to:http://variety.com/2014/film/news/facts-on-pacts-variety-eyes-first-look-deals-1201137962/#

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Jack O’Connell: working with Angelina Jolie was ‘hard to comprehend’
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Last updated at 2:34PM, March 20 2014
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When Jack O’Connell got the call to play the lead in Unbroken, the new Coen Brothers movie directed by Angelina Jolie, the Derby-based former Skins star says he found it “hard to fully comprehend”. Ahead of the release of Starred Up, the critically acclaimed prison drama released in cinemas this Friday, watch O’Connell talk to Wendy Ide about breaking into Hollywood and working on set with “Wandsworth’s Most Violent Inmate 2005”.
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Shortcut to:http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/film/article4039524.ece

‘12 Years A Slave’ exercise in breaking mental chains of slavery
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Brenda Robinson |March 20, 2014
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Sometimes inspiration can be found in unexpected places. And, one of those places was within the movie, “12 Years a Slave,” directed by Steve McQueen. This 45-year-old, British born black man directed the movie that won the 2014 Oscar for best movie. Further, the movie screenwriter was 49-year-old John Ridley, an African American who won the 2014 Oscar for best adapted screenwriter. In addition, 31-year-old Lupita Nyong’o, a black Kenyan actress, won the 2014 Oscar for best actress in a supporting role. Thus, to witness that kind of “Black Power” in one arena is good news and show ’nuf inspirational.
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Without a doubt, the movie was disturbing. The cruelty suffered by the slaves was unbearable for some viewers. Some movie observers commented they would not again see the movie due to the horrific mistreatment and down right inhumane cruelty the slaves received from the slave masters and their counterparts. And, the movie was based on a true story which made black viewers weep, as these realistic portrayals showed how the “physical chains” of slavery transferred to “mental chains” which continue to keep us in bondage.
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The movie, timeline 1841 to 1853, depicted how Solomon Northup, a free black man in upstate New York, was kidnapped and sold into slavery. The story graphically showed the beatings, torture, verbal abuse, neglect, disrespect, threats and near-death experiences Solomon encountered. As if the aforementioned hardships were not enough, the slave master demanded Solomon brutally beat Patsy (the slave owners unwilling mistress) or Solomon and other slaves would be killed. Other slaves, of course, were subject to the same treatment, including murder. Black male slaves helplessly watched black female slaves being raped by white slave masters and other white males in authority. Solomon fought to retain his dignity which was the only quality he could, from within, protect.
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Despite the heartbreaking storyline, the movie was inspirational because it showed black people can work together and produce and create quality. This quality can occur in movies, other entertainment areas, businesses, education, our neighborhoods, churches, anywhere, anytime. However, we must remove the “mental chains,” which means dispelling the myths and stereotypes that we are incapable of race loyalty, unable to work together, and not as smart as white people. We must adopt the “yes I can attitude” that was so apparent in this movie, as some slaves held on to their dignity.
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Perhaps, Ridley and McQueen are not real fond of each other. The press reported Ridley and McQueen were at odds with each other because Ridley, in his acceptance speech, failed to thank McQueen for his directorship. Both men denied such a problem. In addition, McQueen, in his acceptance speech, did not thank Ridley for his screenwriting. Ridley added, during a post Oscar interview, “I am here because of McQueen and how he puts things together.” Reportedly, McQueen gave a half-hearted applause when Ridley accepted his award. If there is a rift between these two men, there still is a lesson learned.
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We must recognize two black men were able to write and direct a first class movie. The black actors and actresses gave superb performances, specifically Nyongo’s character. Producing quality within a business or service is not dependent upon “liking one another.” While getting along makes goal attainment easier, it is not a prerequisite for success. Furthermore, Ridley and McQueen reinforced just how talented black people are.
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As we move into spring and rid ourselves of the blistery winter, let us pledge to rid ourselves of the “mental chains” that can so easily beset us. Solomon Northup was physically enslaved for 12 years. We’ve been in “mental chains” for a lot longer. Isn’t it past time to escape?
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Shortcut to:http://www.frostillustrated.com/2014/12-years-a-slave-exercise-in-breaking-mental-chains-of-slavery/

Jack O’Connell: from Skins to superstardom
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First published: Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 00:00
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It’s that point in the calendar when we attempt to flog you this year’s breakout star. Don’t slam the door on our poor wee foot. Shares in the indecently gifted Jack O’Connell really are about to shoot through the roof.
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To this point, Derby’s finest has been best known for roles in Shane Meadows’s This is England and in the mildly notorious TV series Skins . Stand back and prepare for the Jack attack. This week, O’Connell eats up the screen as a troubled inmate in David Mackenzie’s tungsten-hard prison drama Starred Up . Later in the year, we will see him as a British soldier adrift during the Northern Irish troubles in Yann Demange’s greatly praised ’71 . Then there’s his lead role in Angelina Jolie’s survival drama Unbroken . A lot of important people are investing a lot of energy in this young man’s career.
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“Obviously there is an element of uncertainty with everything that we do,” he says. “If I was to trust my foresight at the time I would have hoped it would go this way. But it is very humbling.” In recent years, we have watched aghast as alumni of the ancient English public schools have moved into the acting profession (B Cumberbatch, T Hiddleston, D West, to name a few). It is, however, easy to exaggerate this phenomenon. Young performers from less humble backgrounds can still find space to breathe.
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Am I right in thinking Jack attended neither Eton nor Harrow? “I wasn’t nurtured in that way,” he agrees. “I didn’t have a soft upbringing. I certainly didn’t study at no drama school. I was out in the mix. I was trying to be a popular individual round Derby.”
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It hardly needs to be said that young Mr O’Connell is from an Irish background. Dad is from Kerry and – despite not visiting Ireland until he was a teenager – Jack has maintained an interest in that county’s GAA teams. “I went to two Catholic schools,” he says. “So there was a massive Irish influence in my life. There was a strong Traveller community there, when they decided to turn up. This is probably a bit insulting, but, when I was a kid, I presumed Ireland must be a place in Derby. I had that affiliation through doing dancing at the Irish centre. They used to call me Jumping Jack.”
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O’Connell doesn’t have a simple answer as to how he drifted into acting. But he does remember noting that drama classes tended to have an impressively high ratio of girls to boys. Acting also allowed him an outlet for more rebellious instincts. “We used to have a lot of fun, just pissing around,” he says. “The kind of behaviour that was landing me in trouble in academic lessons was actually being encouraged in drama.”
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As was the case for so many young actors from the English Midlands, Shane Meadows, that area’s cinematic laureate, provided Jack with his first big break. Shane spotted Jack’s gifts and found him a role in the classic 2006 film This is England . Then just 15, he found the experience liberating and set forth on a course towards the professional acting life.
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“I have no illusions there,” he says. “If not for Shane, it could have been a very different story for me.” In the years since This is England , O’Connell has honed his technique without losing the rough edges that make him such a dangerous presence on screen. Even if that avalanche of promising material were not on its way, the performance in Starred Up would persuade us to nominate him as a face of 2014. Playing a former young offender facing up to his first spell in HM Prison Wandsworth, O’Connell conveys coiled anger throughout the tense, angry movie. One wonders if it was a hard part to live with.
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Shortcut to:http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/jack-o-connell-from-skins-to-superstardom-1.1732353

12 Years a Slave
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Domestic Total as of Mar. 19, 2014: $55,489,961
+ Foreign:
$116,000,000
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= Worldwide: $171,489,961

Awesome! Angelina rules

Disney are sure making the most of using Angie in every way possible, but knowing Angie, I bet some percentage of the clothing line is going towards charity.

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Malala Yousafzai’s father inspires kids at Toronto school
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03/20/2014 09:05 PM Rima Kar and Toronto Staff
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Children at a Toronto school were paid a visit by the father of a now-famous Pakistani girl who almost died for the education those kids take for granted.
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Malala Yousafzai is the young crusader who was shot by a Taliban assailant because she was campaigning for girls’ education and, on Thursday, Secord Elementary School students met her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai.
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“As a father in a patriarchal society I did not clip the wings of my daughter,” Ziauddin Yousafzai told the students. “I accepted her as a free, lovely individual.”
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On Yousafzai’s first visit to Canada, he talked about the value of education for everyone and answered questions about how his family recovered after Malala was shot.
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“Women get power through education,” he said. “Education is empowerment. Education is light. Education is freedom.”
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Meanwhile, Plan Canada has published a new children’s book called Every Day is Malala Day, and it includes a speech Malala gave last year on her 16th birthday to the United Nations Youth Assembly.
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Shortcut to:http://www.citynews.ca/2014/03/20/malala-yousafzais-father-inspires-kids-at-toronto-school/

Angie Rules! @ 03/21/2014 at 5:55 am

The collection of eight styles includes princess dresses and sandals, as well as edgy T-shirts and sneakers, for boys and girls ages four to 14. Prices range from about $75 to $185. The movie opens May 30, and the collection will be available at Stella McCartney stores worldwide, including its first kids’ store in Hong Kong, and online, as well as Disney stores and online, and select kids’ stores at the end of April.

Ten percent of the sales made in Stella McCartney stores and online will benefit SOS Children’s Villages, which works to provide homes for children in need.

http://www.wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/fairy-tales-can-come-true-7606501

A new thread for Friday yeah, thanks JJ. Love that ten percent will go to Children’s Villages. Angelina doesn’t pass the chance to always give back, such a kind hearted person. Lots of love to you Angelina and your family. Can’t wait to see this film.

Thanks Jared,and than you,phool!

Great idea!

This is going to be massive success!

I can not wait to see this movie!

Not only the parents but the kids too will know who Angie is.

I am soooooooooooooooooo totaly loving this!

This is why she is so special. I know her kids were Stella McCartney on many occasions. So Angie called Stella to come to the set. She calls and they come. And I love the SOS tie in. She has supported SOS Villages all over the world INCLUDING THE USA.

Amazing woman.. and Bravo to Stella for doing this as well. The clothes are fun and kids are going to have a ball wearing them.

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