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Angelina Jolie Opens Up on Married Life with Brad Pitt in 'Vanity Fair'

Angelina Jolie Opens Up on Married Life with Brad Pitt in 'Vanity Fair'

Angelina Jolie is absolutely flawless on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s latest issue!

Here’s what the 39-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her marriage to Brad Pitt: “It does feel different. It feels nice to be husband and wife.”

On her political activities: “When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility. But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful—I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible.”

On befriending Louis Zamperini, the subject of her new film Unbroken: “It was an extremely moving experience to watch someone watching their own life…someone so physically strong… and they are at the stage where their body is giving up. And yet we laughed together, and talked about his mom. And being a man of such faith, he talked about all the people he believed he would be seeing on the other side. And that it would bring him peace. After a life of fighting, he could rest.”

For more on Angelina, visit Vanityfair.com!

FYI: Angelina is wearing a MaxMara shirt.

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  • Love Conquers All

    All hail Dame Jolie! My gosh Angie looks spontaneous on the cover. Awesome to see that the cover says ‘Mrs. Pitt’ which is our Angie. Can’t wait for the inside photos.

  • fyi

    Cover Exclusive: Angelina Jolie on Being Married to Brad Pitt: “It Does Feel Different”

    “It does feel different,” Angelina Jolie tells Vanity Fair
    contributing editor Janine di Giovanni, of her relationship with Brad
    Pitt since their surprise wedding, this past August. “It feels nice to
    be husband and wife.”

    Read more: subscribe now and get this issue guaranteed.
    The full story is available November 6 in the digital editions, and the
    magazine will be on national newsstands on November 11.

    Jolie also spoke to di Giovanni about the vows the couple’s children
    wrote for them, saying, “They did not expect us never to fight, but they
    made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do
    you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”

    Jolie’s prolific political activities suggest to di Giovanni that she
    may at some point try her hand at elected or appointed office. “When
    you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be
    considered,” she tells di Giovanni. “Because if you really want to make
    an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.” Jolie then catches
    herself. “But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more
    useful—I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make
    it less possible.”

    In di Giovanni’s last meeting with Jolie, however, Jolie’s opinion
    seems to have shifted. When directly asked if she sees herself pursuing a
    life in politics, diplomacy, or public service, Jolie says, “I am
    open.”

    Jolie talks extensively about her experience befriending the subject of her upcoming feature, Unbroken,
    Louis Zamperini, a scrappy Italian American kid turned Olympic runner
    turned World War II airman turned hero. Jolie was at Zamperini’s bedside
    for some of the last days of his life, and managed to show him an early
    cut of the film. “It was an extremely moving experience,” she tells di
    Giovanni, in tears, “to watch someone watching their own life . . .
    someone so physically strong . . . and they are at the stage where their
    body is giving up.”

    She continues, “And yet we laughed together, and talked about his
    mom. And being a man of such faith, he talked about all the people he
    believed he would be seeing on the other side. And that it would bring
    him peace. After a life of fighting, he could rest.”

    At one point, Jolie recalls, Zamperini seemed to be failing. Then, as
    if from some deep reservoir of resolve, he rebounded. “[The doctors]
    said he was training to breathe on his own. And that’s what he always
    told me—you train, you fight harder than those other guys, and you win.
    You can take it. You make it.” At this point, Jolie grows more
    emotional, then collects herself. “Poetically, he stayed 40 days and 40
    nights.” And then he passed on.

    As for what’s next, Jolie is preparing to direct and star with Brad Pitt in By the Sea.
    She tells di Giovanni, “A few friends asked if we were crazy . . . [A
    film about] a married couple going through some difficulties . . . and
    I’m directing him.”http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/11/angelina-jolie-cover

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie hints she may be ready to run for office

    By David K. Li

    November 3, 2014 | 10:56pm

    Angelina Jolie could be mulling a run for office. Photo: Mario Testino exclusively for Vanity Fair

    She has won an Oscar and regularly conquers the box office — so how hard could winning an election be?

    Globe-trotting Hollywood do-gooder Angelina Jolie hints in a new interview that she’s ready to enter politics.

    “When
    you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be
    considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then
    you have a responsibility,” Jolie, 39, tells Vanity Fair’s December
    issue.

    I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful — I am
    conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less
    possible,” said Jolie, director and a special envoy for the UN High
    Commissioner for Refugees.

    Pushed further, she admitted, “I am open” to pursing politics.

    Jolie — who directed the upcoming film “Unbroken,” about Olympian-turned-war hero Louis Zamperini — also dished on tying the knot with Brad Pitt, her partner of 10 years.

    “It does feel different,” she said. “It feels nice to be husband and wife.”

    The pair got hitched in the South of France in August, and Jolie said their six children lent a hand.

    “There was no cake, so Pax made a cake,” she said, referring to their second-oldest son.

    “The
    kids made little pillows for the rings, and Knox practiced [being a
    ringbearer] with an acorn that kept falling off the pillow. Brad’s mom
    went and picked some flowers and tied them up.”

    She said their kids wrote her and Pitt’s vows.

    “They
    did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always
    say ‘sorry’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”
    Jolie said.

    She noted both she and Pitt worked on war movies at the same time recently with Pitt on the World War II tank thriller “Fury” and her on “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” (idiotic pagesix as always)

    They sent each other notes in the mail to replicate World War II GIs would received letters from loved ones back home, she said.

    She
    broke down in tears discussing the true story behind “Unbroken,” due
    out next month, and Zamperini’s incredible tale of survival.

    Zamperini,
    who ran in the 1936 Berlin Games, flew in the Air Force and was shot
    down over the Pacific. He floated at sea for 47 days before he was
    captured and sent to a Japanese POW camp. “It was an extremely emotional
    experience, to watch someone watching their own life … someone so
    physically strong … and they are at the stage where their body is giving
    up,” she said.

    http://pagesix.com/2014/11/03/angelina-jolie-hints-she-may-be-ready-to-run-for-office/

  • suzie

    A woman of substance at it’s best. Making a difference.

  • just saying

    I can’t wait to read French Marie Claire, both Brad and Angie are more open to foreign press.

  • Love Conquers All

    So the Unbroken promotions officially begins. Were off to a good start!

  • dalovelee

    She’s so gorgeous. Physically beautiful and intelligent. I hope to see Unbroken on the day it’s released. It would be an honor to see this film.

  • fyi

    Disney producer inspired by studio legend in making of ‘Maleficent’

    Don Hahn says idea for film formulated in 2003

    When
    it came for producer Don Hahn and his collaborators to create a film
    based on the “Sleeping Beauty” villain “Maleficent,” the artists decided
    to quite literally go back to the drawing board.
    But instead of creating something new, the group mined their
    inspiration from the existing drawings of Mark Davis, the legendary
    Disney animator who so vibrantly brought Maleficent to life in 1959.

    “All of us, from Robert Stromberg
    to the art department, we started the movie by going to Disney’s
    Animation Research Library’s archives and pulling out all of the
    ‘Sleeping Beauty’ drawings,” Hahn told me in a recent interview. “It was
    our first day, and there was a sense of, ‘We’re going to make our own
    movie and not copy ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ but we’re going to have a
    foundation to look at and be able to build off of. ”

    The
    interesting thing about Maleficent, Hahn pointed out, is that she was
    created exclusively for Disney’s animated version of “Sleeping Beauty.”

    “The
    character of Maleficent wasn’t in any of the original fairy tales, so
    Walt Disney, Mark Davis and others came up with the idea of her. What a
    gift for us,” Hahn said, humbly. “She’s an incredible villain, probably
    one of the most popular villains of all time in Disney’s lexicon of
    films, but she doesn’t have a back story, and we can make it up.”

    The
    live action version of “Maleficent,” which stars Angelina Jolie in the
    title role and Elle Fanning as the Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, makes its
    debut on DVD and Blu-ray (Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)
    Tuesday.

    Hahn said the light bulb to give Maleficent her own
    story went off more than 10 years ago in a meeting with Disney’s
    animation department, as they were all mulling over possibilities of
    fleshing out existing characters in the Disney canon.

    “It
    was about 2003, maybe, when were sitting around one day, asking, ‘Who
    is a really strong and interesting female character we can base a movie
    on,’ and somebody said ‘Maleficent,’ but I can’t point out exactly who
    it was,” Hahn recalled. “It made sense, because she was this really
    popular villainess who is glamorous and like a runway model. Still,
    she’s been wounded somehow in the past.”

    The timing of the idea
    was largely inspired by the Broadway smash, “Wicked,” which delved into
    the history of the witch sisters from “The Wizard of Oz,” Hahn said.

    “We thought we could do a ‘Wicked’ thing with Maleficent and show her back story.
    That was just the germ of the idea and it sat in animation for a
    while,” Hahn said. “We did some development and some drawings on it, but
    then it went pretty quickly over to live-action, where it sat.”

    Eventually
    helping “Maleficent” along in its live-action ambitions was the
    blockbuster success of director Tim Burton’s vibrant, colorful
    live-action opus “Alice in Wonderland,” which gave somewhat of an alternate take on the time-honored tale-turned Disney animated classic.

    Hahn
    said the first person he pitched “Maleficent” to was Burton, along with
    another film that gave Burton a chance to revisit a bit of his own
    filmmaking past.

    “I had two movies to pitch to him in his cutting
    room in London,” Hahn said. “One of them was ‘Frankenweenie’ and he
    said, ‘That’s great, we have to do this,’ and for the other, I had a
    single Mark Davis drawing of Maleficent in my brief case and I held it
    up and said, ‘Walt Disney’s Maleficent.’ That was the entire pitch and
    Tim said, ‘Give me that,’ and he put it up on a wall with a push pin and
    said, ‘Let’s do it.’ Since Linda Wolverton just collaborated with him
    on ‘Alice,’ I asked him about her and he said, ‘Great.’”

    After
    Wolverton boarded the project, the creative team started started
    “sitting down and knocking around some back stories and got some drafts
    done,” Hahn said, but Burton eventually had to bow out because of
    commitments to other films.

    Luckily, Wolverton was able to stay
    on project, Hahn said, and add “gravitas and weight of the story.”
    Eventually, Joe Roth, another producer on “Maleficent” who also produced
    the live-action versions of “Alice in Wonderland”
    and “Oz the Great and Powerful,” felt it was time to give Stromberg his
    shot at the director’s chair. After all, Stromberg was the production
    designer of both “Alice” and “Oz,” and was familiar to the creative
    team.

    “Joe really wanted to give a break to Robert Stromberg and
    Tim supported that,” Hahn said. “Robert was ready and everybody knew
    each other, so there was like a camaraderie and trust between us all.”

    Hahn
    said he really knew Maleficent would take wing when Jolie got involved,
    which was early on in the process. The great part about it, Hahn added,
    was that Jolie wasn’t involved merely as an actress, but as a seasoned
    collaborator.

    “You get so much from her. She’s a fashion
    designer, she’s a makeup person, she’s a writer and director, so you’re
    getting this life force when you bring Angelina onto a project,” Hahn
    said.

    Hahn said the production team was mesmerized by Jolie’s
    presence, and her creative approach to the production raised the quality
    of the film to a whole new level.

    “The thing that really
    surprised me most about her performance is the restraint. In other
    hands, it might have been broader and more melodramatic with cape
    swirling and mustache twirling, but Angelina really holds back,” Hah
    said in admiration. “She really peels back the layers of the onion to
    let you see inside her. There are scenes like where she sees Aurora from
    afar and realizes she’s really done something horrible thing by cursing
    her, those are insights — little wedges in the door — and the way
    Angelina reveals those things are exquisite.”

    http://www.keyt.com/lifestyle/entertainment/don-hahn-maleficent/29499928

  • fyi

    Chatting with Maleficent’s trio of pixies and director Robert Stromberg

    How we love to get Disneyized!
    Maleficent
    is an enchanting tale that explores the untold story of Disney’s most
    iconic villain. With the fantasy adventure set to cast a wondrous new
    spell on audiences, we caught up with actresses Juno Temple, Lesley
    Manville and Imelda Staunton–who play a trio of pixies in Maleficent–to
    get a deeper insight into the magical movie.

    How would you describe your pixie characters?
    Imelda
    Staunton: There are three of us in the story. There’s Knotgrass, which
    is played by myself. There is Thistlewit, who is played by the wonderful
    Juno Temple. And there’s Flittle, who is played by the glorious Lesley
    Manville.

    How do the pixies fit into the story of Maleficent?
    Juno
    Temple: The trio of pixies is given the job of taking care of Princess
    Aurora–played by Elle Fanning–from when she is a baby until the day
    after her sixteenth birthday. They have to change from their pixie forms
    to become humans in order to keep it a secret from the rest of the
    world, or at least that’s what think they’re doing.

    What does this transformation involve?
    Lesley
    Manville: At the beginning of the film, they are very little pixies and
    they fly around the place. In the middle of the film, they are human
    sized, although they do not handle being human terribly well–especially
    because they have absolutely no experience of looking after babies.

    Do the pixies enjoy looking after Princess Aurora?
    Staunton:
    In our story, the pixies are in charge of Aurora for sixteen years.
    They look after her in a little cottage in the woods – but they have to
    do this; they have no choice. This is their job, but I don’t think they
    like it too much. However, that’s where the humor comes from. The humor
    comes out of them trying to be human and trying to make sure that this
    girl is safe until the day after her sixteenth birthday.

    Are the pixies responsible for any other comedy in the movie?
    Temple:
    There is a funny competitiveness between Flittle and Knotgrass in the
    fact that Knotgrass is kind of the leader of the pixies, but Flittle
    really wants to be the leader. My character, Thistlewit, is happy just
    bouncing about and dancing around the place. She just wants to enjoy
    herself. At the same time, she has moments of being similar to a stroppy
    teenager. In that sense, she has a connection with Princess Aurora
    because she’s closer in age to the young princess than the others.

    How much does Princess Aurora know about her royal history?
    Temple:
    Whilst Aurora is growing up; a lot of secrets have been kept from her. A
    lot of truths are not being told. Also, Maleficent is secretly watching
    her from far away. Maleficent is secretly making her own decisions
    about Princess Aurora. She keeps an eye out for the princess, along with
    Diaval.
    The fairies are completely oblivious to that. In fact, there are some
    very funny scenes where Maleficent takes advantage of that situation.

    What can you tell us about the personalities of the different pixies?
    Manville:
    Knotgrass is like the schoolmistress of the group. She gives out orders
    and she tells the others what to do. She keeps a tight rein on them.
    Then there’s Flittle, who is another grown-up in the trio. Flittle’s
    special magical power, of which she’s incredibly proud, is that she can
    turn things blue. She can turn everything blue and she thinks everything
    should be blue as well! And then there’s the baby pixie, Thistlewit,
    played by Juno Temple. It’s a nice balance because you’ve got these two
    older pixies with the younger pixie. Thistlewit is inexperienced and
    she’s the pixie who needs bossing around. She needs to be told what to
    do.

    Is that an accurate description of Thistlewit, Juno?
    Temple:
    In the group of pixies, Thistlewit is the youngest member and she is
    definitely more ‘away with the fairies’ than the other two. She’s more
    distracted by nature. She wants to smell flowers and she wants to dance
    around, so she’s a much younger free spirit than the other two.

    How does it feel to be part of such a fairy tale story?
    Staunton:
    It’s wonderful. Aren’t we lucky? Here we are, all grown-ups dressing up
    as fairies and pixies. There’s nothing better, quite frankly. I feel
    very lucky to be part of someone else’s really extraordinary
    imagination.

    How would you describe the atmosphere on the set of Maleficent?
    Manville:
    In all honesty, I have to say that I couldn’t wait to get up every
    morning and get to work. I’ve done a lot of very heavy, heady,
    heartbreaking, tear-jerking roles in my lifetime but to be playing a
    pixie who’s unashamedly frothy and funny is absolutely lovely.

    What do you hope audiences take away from the movie?
    Temple:
    I hope audiences take away from this film a whole lot of enjoyment. I
    also hope they will be excited to see a new twist on the story of
    Maleficent because I think it’s a really, really interesting story. The
    character of Maleficent goes through such a great journey in the film,
    which is really fun to watch.

    Is there anything else you hope the audience takes away from the movie?
    Temple:
    I hope it appeals to every single generation. And ultimately, I hope it
    makes people laugh and I hope it makes them cry. I really hope that the
    audience is transported to a completely different world with the movie.
    I hope they sit there and forget about everything else that’s going on
    outside; I hope everyone gets deeply lost in this creation that
    [Maleficent director] Robert Stromberg has created.

    We will give Stromberg the last words . . .

    What was it like to work with Angelina Jolie?
    Angelina
    is obviously perfect for the role of Maleficent. Even before I became
    involved with this project, I’d heard Angelina’s name attached and I
    thought, ‘What perfect casting.’ You can just look at her picture and
    Maleficent’s image and see it is a marriage made in heaven. Angelina is
    amazing.

    How much are you a fan of the Disney classics?
    As
    a kid, my dad used to take us to see the re-releases of a lot of the
    classic Disney films. I remember seeing Pinocchio, Snow White,
    Cinderella and, of course, Sleeping Beauty. Disney films were actually a
    big inspiration for me to get into film. It all had to do with those
    types of films and those experiences I had with my dad. I’d never in a
    million years have thought I would actually wind up directing an
    adaptation of one of these classics.

    Was it also imperative to incorporate elements of the story of the 1959 Disney animation, Sleeping Beauty?
    As
    a director, it was important to me to have enough of the elements of
    Sleeping Beauty so that people wouldn’t be disappointed when they saw
    this movie. It was also important to me that those fans of the original
    classic would also see the genesis of some of the things they saw in the
    original film. Our story is a new spin on Maleficent, but at the same
    time, we’ve woven in enough elements that people will immediately
    recognize it to be from the original film Sleeping Beauty.

    What can audiences expect from Maleficent?
    Maleficent
    will take us to a place where the audience can see where this character
    came from, but we’ll also have some fun. There is a lot of darkness and
    a lot of light in the movie. There’s even humor in this film, too. I
    think there’s a little bit of something for everybody.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/chatting-with-maleficent-s-trio-of-pixies-and-director-robert-stromberg

  • Cheyenne

    LOL wait till the freaks on FF get hold of that one. They already think Angie is hatching a nefarious plot for total world domination.

  • Love Conquers All

    The more I read and view about Angie’s interviews, the more I learn about her heart, her family, humanitarian causes, and what makes her truly an inspiration to teenage girls and woman all around the world. It makes me extra proud that I’m one both Brad and Angie’s fan. When Angie talks, she talks about the beauty of life and meaning. She’s does not only talk about herself(unlike others) she talks about others to bring meaningful attention with a passion. Angie is showing her inner wedding bliss glow after being married to wonderful, soulful husband like Brad. It’s pretty beautiful of how she share the children input of their vows, I mean how can you not love this family enough. The Jolit-Pitt family bring the unity and love into their family, and Angie is really happy of the family she has. And I really adore her sense of tenderness, protection, and devotion to her family. I’m glad that Angie was able to meet Louie in her young lifetime while he was being a beautiful angel. I always believe that Louie and Angie were meant to come together and have a long life bond friendship, personally and professionally. This woman can do no wrong.

  • fyi

    Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Wedding and Marriage to Brad Pitt: “It Feels Nice to Be Husband and Wife”

    by Natalie Finn Today 9:27 PM PST

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s surprise wedding
    may have shocked everyone who woke up to the news on the morning of
    Aug. 28, let alone those who thought those two might just stay engaged
    forever.

    But obviously the globally anticipated nuptials didn’t
    actually occur on a whim—although, really, more preparation has gone
    into some children’s birthday parties than went into Brangelina’s
    comparatively low-key, family-oriented affair.

    “We were all going to have a wedding,” Jolie recalls the two weeks leading up to the big day in Vanity Fair’s December 2014 issue, on sale Nov. 6 and featuring the Oscar winner on the cover. “There was no cake, so Pax made a cake. The kids made little pillows for the rings and Knox practiced [being a ring bearer] with an acorn that kept falling off the pillow. Brad’s mom [Jane Pitt] went and picked some flowers and tied them up.”

    Well,
    if this whole super-star, A-list actor-filmmaker stuff doesn’t work
    out, the whole family can go into the wedding-planning business.

    The
    kids also helped write mom and dad’s vows, Jolie told the magazine.
    “They did not expect us never to fight, but they always made us promise
    to say ‘sorry’ if we do,” she recalled. “So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we
    said, ‘We do!’”

    Asked if she felt any different now that she was
    officially married to Pitt, her partner of nearly nine years beforehand,
    Jolie admitted that “it does feel different.”

    “It feels nice to be husband and wife,” she said.

    Jolie and Pitt tied the knot
    on Aug. 23 in a non-denominational civil ceremony held inside the
    chapel on their estate in the South of France, Château Miraval. Fewer
    than two dozen people—including the bride and groom—were in attendance.

    The
    I-dos were followed by a bountiful luncheon in the main house’s “Great
    Hall,” complete with bottles of signature rosé from the newlyweds’ own
    vineyard.

    “Brad and Angie said handwritten vows telling each
    other how much they love each other and their beautiful family and they
    both had tears in their eyes as did everyone else,” a source told E!
    News days after the wedding. “It was short but loaded with meaning, and
    it was a lovely way to start life in their new family home now that the
    building work is finally finished.”

    It’s her devotion to
    her family and her main role—mom—that helps drive both her humanitarian
    work and her ventures as a director, her most recent effort being the
    drama Unbroken, based on the book of the same name about Olympian turned troubled war hero and all-around indominitable spirit Louis Zamperini, who died this year at the age of 97 while the movie was still being finished.

    “I want young kids to see this film,” Jolie said in VF about
    the movie, which apparently pulls no punches in the gritty realism
    department. “I want something to take to my children—a life message.” Unbroken is in theaters Christmas Day.

    http://www.eonline.com/news/594519/angelina-jolie-opens-up-about-her-wedding-and-marriage-to-brad-pitt-it-feels-nice-to-be-husband-and-wife

  • fyi

    Tutu and Jolie back UN drive to end statelessness in a decade

    LONDON, Nov 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nobel Peace
    Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Hollywood actress Angelina
    Jolie backed an ambitious global campaign on Tuesday to end the
    plight of at least 10 million stateless people with no country
    to call home.

    A child is born stateless every 10 minutes, the U.N. refugee
    agency (UNHCR) said as it kicked off the “I Belong” campaign.
    With no nationality they will grow up to be some of the most
    invisible and deprived people on the planet.

    “Statelessness makes people feel like their very existence
    is a crime,” UNHCR head António Guterres said. “We have a
    historic opportunity to end the scourge of statelessness within
    10 years, and give back hope to millions of people.”

    Stateless people are denied the rights and benefits most
    people take for granted. These “legal ghosts” often live in
    destitution and are at high risk of detention and exploitation,
    including slavery.

    “This is absolutely unacceptable. It is … an anomaly in
    the 21st century,” Guterres said.

    Guterres, Jolie and Tutu are among a host of opinion leaders
    and celebrities who have signed an open letter calling for “10
    million signatures to change 10 million lives”.

    Others who have signed include Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate
    Shirin Ebadi, opera singer Barbara Hendricks, South African
    musician Hugh Masekela, Afghan-born novelist Khaled Hosseini,
    author of The Kite Runner, and model Alek Wek.

    “Statelessness can mean a life without education, without
    medical care, or legal employment … a life without the ability
    to move freely, without prospects, or hope. Statelessness is
    inhumane,” the letter says. “We believe it’s time to end this
    injustice.”

    Statelessness exacerbates poverty, creates social tensions,
    breaks up families and can even fuel conflict.

    People end up stateless for a host of reasons. Some fall
    through the cracks when countries break up and new ones are
    created. Others are stateless due to ethnic or religious
    discrimination or because of laws in 27 countries which prevent
    women passing their nationality to their children.

    The largest stateless population is in Myanmar where more
    than 1 million ethnic Rohingya are refused nationality.

    Other countries with high numbers of stateless people
    include Ivory Coast, Thailand, Nepal, Latvia and Dominican
    Republic.

    “Without a nationality you are no better than a wild animal,
    wandering from place to place,” said Maryam Draogo, who recently
    acquired Ivorian citizenship. “You’re nobody, you belong
    nowhere.”

    The U.N. has warned that the conflict in Syria could give
    rise to a new stateless population. Over 50,000 babies have been
    born to Syrian refugee women who have fled to neighbouring
    countries. Many do not have birth certificates which could cause
    them serious problems later in life.

    LEGAL QUICKSAND

    Over a third of the world’s stateless are children. If they
    have children of their own, this generation will also be
    stateless, perpetuating the crisis.

    “Many fall into a legal quicksand the day they are born,
    spend most of their lives battling the inequalities they
    inherited, and often pass on their heartbreak to future
    generations,” the UNHCR said in a report on Tuesday.

    But Guterres said there were signs of a shift in
    international attitudes towards statelessness. Legislative and
    policy changes have enabled more than 4 million stateless to
    gain a nationality in the last decade.

    These include some 300,000 stateless Biharis in Bangladesh
    who were allowed to become citizens after a 2008 ruling.

    In Ivory Coast, where statelessness contributed to a decade
    of conflict, recent legal reforms have given many long-term
    residents the chance to acquire citizenship.

    The campaign coincides with the 60th anniversary of the
    first of two U.N. treaties relating to stateless people.

    It includes a 10-point plan which aims to resolve major
    stateless crises, ensure no child is born stateless and remove
    gender discrimination from nationality laws.

    (For interviews with stateless people visit:
    stateless.trust.org)

    (Reporting by Emma Batha,; Additional reporting by Misha
    Hussain; Editing by Ros Russell)
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2819846/Tutu-Jolie-UN-drive-end-statelessness-decade.html#ixzz3I4md8GXv

  • fyi

    Statelessness is an injustice we can stop

    Across the world today more than 10 million people are told they don’t belong anywhere. They are called “stateless”. They are denied a nationality.

    And with it, they are denied their basic rights. Statelessness can
    mean a life without education, without medical care, or legal
    employment. It can mean a life without the ability to move freely,
    without prospects, or hope. Statelessness is inhumane. The main reason
    people are stateless is because of discrimination. Because of their
    ethnicity. Because of their religion. Because in some countries women
    cannot pass their nationality on to their children.

    We believe it’s time to end this injustice. With enough courage we
    know it is possible. Governments can change their laws and procedures,
    and give stateless people their rights and a place to belong. Within 10
    years, we can ensure everyone has a nationality. Because, if we don’t,
    this injustice will only get worse.

    A child is born stateless every 10 minutes. By the time you finish
    reading this letter another person may have started life without a
    nationality. We are ready to make our voices heard. We believe that if
    we take a stand, others will join us. And if enough of us stand up we
    will end this inhumanity. That is why UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, is
    launching the Campaign to End Statelessness in 10 years. Sixty years ago, the world agreed to protect stateless people. Now it’s time to end statelessness itself.
    António Guterres UN high commissioner for refugees
    Angelina Jolie UNHCR special envoy
    Surin Pitsuwan Former secretary-general of Asean
    Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu
    Barbara Hendricks UNHCR honorary lifetime goodwill ambassador
    Carla Del Ponte Former chief prosecutor of two UN international criminal tribunals
    Louise Arbour Former UN high commissioner for human rights
    Lakhdar Brahimi Former UN and Arab League special envoy to Syria
    Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN high commissioner for human rights
    Anthony Lake Executive director, Unicef
    Helen Clark Administrator, UN Development Programme
    Fernando Henrique Cardoso Former president of Brazil
    Hina Jilani Former special representative of the UN secretary-general on human rights defenders
    Khaled Hosseini Writer and physician
    Leymah Gbowee Nobel peace laureate
    Juan E Méndez UN special rapporteur on torture
    Adama Dieng Special adviser of the UN Secretary-General on the prevention of genocide
    Nils Muižnieks Commissioner for human rights, Council of Europe
    Astrid Thors High commissioner on national minorities Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
    Alan Miller Chair, European Network of National Human Rights Institutions
    Kenneth Roth Executive director, Human Rights Watch
    Alek Wek Model and designer
    Jesús Vázquez Television presenter
    Muazzez Ersoy Classical music singer
    Aidos Sagat Singer/composer
    Osvaldo Laport Actor
    George Dalaras Singer
    Ahmed Kathrada Human rights activist
    Hugh Masekela Musician/composer
    George Bzos, SC Human rights lawyer
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/04/statelessness-injustice-we-can-stop-unhcr

  • Love Conquers All

    Phool, whatever you are or doing I hope everything is okay and well.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Absolutely Stunning woman! Can’t wait for the mag!

  • Love Conquers All
  • Roxana fan jp

    ……..por favor no se molesten conmigo ….pero Debo ser la unica fan de Angelina que no le gusta esta portada,,,,,demasiado fotoshop…igual que la que hizo hace unos años…………………….espero que las del interior sean mas justas con la belleza natural de Angi

  • Roxana fan jp
  • Love Conquers All

    That photo of Angie is sooo breathtaking, what heavenly photo. And very soft and feminine.

  • lucy

    Angie is so gorgeous, she wears clothes like a model, just stunning.

  • lucy

    Well, the FF freaks think a lot of things, and none of them are true, or very nice. lol

  • Love Conquers All

    Absolutely! When Angie first came into the world, the Lord had truly bless her in many ways. I always felt that she always had a exotic, and french look in her face. If she hadn’t become a actor, she would of become a supermodel. Angie is every designer dream.

  • Felinelilly

    Angelina is stunningly beautiful. Wow. Gorgeous cover.

  • justjarred

    I am just happy to see her :D

  • Cheyenne

    Estoy de acuerdo contigo. A mí tampoco me gusta. Ella tiene una de las caras más lindas del mundo y en aquella portada se parece una máscara.

  • Felinelilly

    just saying • an hour ago
    I can’t wait to read French Marie Claire, both Brad and Angie are more open to foreign press.
    ———————-
    I don’t know why I thought it was the December issue but I was wrong, the second part of Angie’s interview in French Marie Claire will be in the January issue, so early next month.

  • Joan

    Ty JJ :)

  • just saying

    Do you know the interview was done before wedding or after?

  • really?

    before. i see her engagement ring on finger instead of wedding band.

  • Passing Through

    fyi • 2 hours ago

    She noted both she and Pitt worked on war movies at the same time recently with Pitt on the World War II tank thriller “Fury” and her on “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” (idiotic pagesix as always)

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    LOL. Yeah, Pagesix is pretty pathetic. They can’t even get the name of Angie’s war movie right and then they used it in a sentence about 35 words later. Whattaya want from people who took kickbacks from publicists for years to report what they were told to report?

  • Passing Through

    fyi • 2 hours ago

    Disney producer inspired by studio legend in making of ‘Maleficent’
    http://www.keyt.com/lifestyle/entertainment/don-hahn-maleficent/29499928

    Hahn said he really knew Maleficent would take wing when Jolie got involved, which was early on in the process. The great part about it, Hahn added,was that Jolie wasn’t involved merely as an actress, but as a seasonedcollaborator.

    “You get so much from her. She’s a fashiondesigner, she’s a makeup person, she’s a writer and director, so you’regetting this life force when you bring Angelina onto a project,” Hahn
    said.

    Hahn said the production team was mesmerized by Jolie’s presence, and her creative approach to the production raised the qualityof the film to a whole new level.

    “The thing that really surprised me most about her performance is the restraint. In other hands, it might have been broader and more melodramatic with cape swirling and mustache twirling, but Angelina really holds back,” Hahn said in admiration. “She really peels back the layers of the onion to let you see inside her. There are scenes like where she sees Aurora from afar and realizes she’s really done something horrible thing by cursing her, those are insights — little wedges in the door — and the way Angelina reveals those things are exquisite.”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thanks for the interview. Everyone who works with Angie is always so impressed by how together she is and how dynamic she is. They never walk away with anything less than admiration.

    Also, he’s exactly right about Angie’s performance. When I was watching the movie I couldn’t help but notice how still she was when normally with that kind of role you expect an actress be very broad and over-the-top. She gave Maleficent dignity – even though you knew what she was doing was evil and wrong. That’s not easy to do when your character is cursing a baby!

  • Felinelilly

    I’m pretty sure it was before because it took place in LA before Brad and Angie came to France to get married.

  • JJt

    Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Wedding and Marriage to Brad Pitt: “It Feels Nice to Be Husband and Wife”

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s surprise wedding may have shocked everyone who woke up to the news on the morning of Aug. 28, let alone those who thought those two might just stay engaged forever.

    But obviously the globally anticipated nuptials didn’t actually occur on a whim—although, really, more preparation has gone into some children’s birthday parties than went into Brangelina’s comparatively low-key, family-oriented affair.

    “We were all going to have a wedding,” Jolie recalls the two weeks leading up to the big day in Vanity Fair’s December 2014 issue, on sale Nov. 6 and featuring the Oscar winner on the cover. “There was no cake, so Pax made a cake. The kids made little pillows for the rings and Knox practiced [being a ring bearer] with an acorn that kept falling off the pillow. Brad’s mom [Jane Pitt] went and picked some flowers and tied them up.”

    Well, if this whole super-star, A-list actor-filmmaker stuff doesn’t work out, the whole family can go into the wedding-planning business.

    The kids also helped write mom and dad’s vows, Jolie told the magazine. “They did not expect us never to fight, but they always made us promise to say ‘sorry’ if we do,” she recalled. “So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’”

    Asked if she felt any different now that she was officially married to Pitt, her partner of nearly nine years beforehand, Jolie admitted that “it does feel different.”

    “It feels nice to be husband and wife,” she said.

    Jolie and Pitt tied the knot on Aug. 23 in a non-denominational civil ceremony held inside the chapel on their estate in the South of France, Château Miraval. Fewer than two dozen people—including the bride and groom—were in attendance.

    The I-dos were followed by a bountiful luncheon in the main house’s “Great Hall,” complete with bottles of signature rosé from the newlyweds’ own vineyard.

    “Brad and Angie said handwritten vows telling each other how much they love each other and their beautiful family and they both had tears in their eyes as did everyone else,” a source told E! News days after the wedding. “It was short but loaded with meaning, and it was a lovely way to start life in their new family home now that the building work is finally finished.”

    It’s her devotion to her family and her main role—mom—that helps drive both her humanitarian work and her ventures as a director, her most recent effort being the drama Unbroken, based on the book of the same name about Olympian turned troubled war hero and all-around indominitable spirit Louis Zamperini, who died this year at the age of 97 while the movie was still being finished.

    “I want young kids to see this film,” Jolie said in VF about the movie, which apparently pulls no punches in the gritty realism department. “I want something to take to my children—a life message.” Unbroken is in theaters Christmas Day.

    http://www.eonline.com/news/594519/angelina-jolie-opens-up-about-her-wedding-and-marriage-to-brad-pitt-it-feels-nice-to-be-husband-and-wife

  • NinjaVites

    So is she not doing vogue? I thought she was on Decembers vogue but it looks like someone mixed up the information.

  • Alex Dupont

    Photo shop, fake, just a photo…The real woman, Angelina Jolie , only her kids know how she looks like. Do you really believe that this photo represents at least 10 per cent of her real looks? Come on, don’t be naive! Jolie used to be real back in ’99, while she was the wild child of Hollywood and got the Oscar. Because she was herself! Ever since she started to act as humanitarian, dame, perfect mother and wife, she LOST every feature of real Jolie! Hence the missing talent, the Oscar! I’ve learned that every tiem Jolie “opens up” about herself it must be something she wants to spread like a virus! Otherwise, when she wants to be silent and keep secrets, not a soul finds out about her life. Jolie is already “yesterday”, new stars are already shining. She better stay behind the cameras and play desperate housewife, this is the role she chose for the last 12 years. Better help and encourage Brad Pitt, he lost a lot of chances in his carrier ever since he became Jolie’s shadow and campaign manager. I am sorry but I have learned that Jolie is deceiving, is denying her true nature and acts all the time, and it is visible. Do you really believe that a woman pushing 40 looks like that in real life? Jolie got already tired by her new image which she promotes for 12 years and one can see that she would like to break free, but this image enchained her. Pity, she was so charming as a wild woman. Now she is simply boring. All this theatrics about being humanitarian, a dame, whatever, it’s simply an act: she is not comfortable wearing this skin! Face it: when she was hugging that old man whose life she rewrites in “Unbreakable”, was not there a shadow of “wow, she surely knows how to sell herself and her image” kind of thought? I surely felt disgust, to see her using that man’s honesty to promote her new film…Man, these celebrates would do everything for an Oscar: forget their fathers, adopt kids, tattoo their birth countries coordinates,have a wedding only for 20 persons and sell photos for millions, hate and envy the youth…The road to Hell is paved with good intentions, isn’t it?

  • NinjaVites

    You sound like a bitter person who lost a friend. Lmao loser. Angelina was never your friend and Brad was never your boyfriend. Hehe

  • NinjaVites

    Be prepared to call her President Jolie, b^tches. :-) haha

  • Cassi

    Don’t think Angie will be American politician because American politician is limited by the party policy, even president can’t do much. Angie is neither republican nor democratic. The political campaign is such a pain. I think she is going to be a politician in international level like run UN.

  • CHLOCHOW

    i don’t think she’d make it in politics
    they’d only have to show her making out with her brother to put the kabash on that

  • Eden

    I can’t tell you how much I agree with every single word you wrote.

  • tweet

    I am looking forward to more info about BTS in Vanity Fair.

  • Lylian

    Cheyenne fyi • 2 hours ago
    LOL wait till the freaks on FF get hold of that one. They already think Angie is hatching a nefarious plot for total world domination.
    .
    >>>>>>>>>>
    .
    YAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    Shussssssh!!! CIA Cia cIA CiA etc ETC eTc.

  • NinjaVites

    Dame the ring can spell?

  • Lol

    When they just got married, Angie said felt no difference. Now after over 2 months marriage, she said it does feel difference and it feels nice be married. The marriage has an effect on both of them, they thought it would be no difference cause they were together for 9 years and felt like married already but both now said felt different and it is good to be married. Marriage isn’t just a piece of paper.

  • NinjaVites

    Now that she admits that she is open to a political position the marriage makes sense. Her carefully constructed interviews make sense. President of the world Jolie. Haha

  • Lol

    The kids’ vow for them is sweet and there must be more than just that one. Angie probably didn’t reveal them all in Vanity Fair. JP kids are good kids Brad and Angie are good parents you can tell.

  • just that

    “They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”
    Amazing, just amazing. This family is out of the charts

  • just that

    Trolls meltdown lol. I am loving it.

  • Lol

    Angie always tells us more about their life than Brad, but Brad’s interviews to foreign journalists are priceless especially the journalist from Philippine, somehow he always gets the best interview out of Brad and Angie.

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