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Angelina Jolie Will Give Keynote Speech for Live BBC Special

Angelina Jolie Will Give Keynote Speech for Live BBC Special

Angelina Jolie is set to give a keynote speech during a live special airing on the BBC on May 16.

The 40-year-old actress and UNHCR special envoy will speak out in the special about the refugee crisis.

“The debate on the refugee crisis is often polarized and based on fear and misconceptions,” Angelina said in a statement (via Daily Mail). “We need to have a rational discussion that focuses on how we strengthen the systems designed to protect those fleeing war and persecution, while understanding and taking into account the concerns of citizens in host countries. Above all, we need to address the conflict and insecurity that are the root causes of the mass movement of refugees.”

Angelina added that she is “looking forward to exploring these issues with the BBC and its global audience, and to a day of discussion in which all sides of the debate can be heard and long-term solutions can be identified and highlighted.”

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  • Claire

    So proud of you Mrs PITT 👏👏👏

  • xica

    She’s so pretty that looks like a perfectly designed cartoon

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hi Claire….have a beautiful day. Yes. She is absolutely stunning.

    Bringing the full link over from Angie’s hubby’s thread the gorgeous Mr. Brad Pitt. I can only imagine how very proud he is of his wife.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/all-day-today

  • Claire

    Why JJ still calling her Angelina Jolie ? It’s Angelina Jolie PITT !
    Is it much easier to say Amal Clooney (no more Alamudin since her wedding) ? That’s mean 😔. Write her entire name JJ. Thanks ☺

  • sera

    Thank you JJ. I will even overlook the Pitt error.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    I made the very same request of Jared via an email months ago. Perhaps if more JP fans make the same request you just did JJ will respond positively and start showing her name as she herself requested as Angelina Jolie Pitt.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Send JJ an email asking him to correct the spelling of her name. She is Jolie Pitt now. Thanks

  • AWHODAT

    I think its because JJ is merely repeating verbatim the report he got from the bbc or wherever. Its the original source that failed to name Angie correctly. JJ should have just edited the article to add Angie’s full name. I’m sure if there were spelling errors one hopes his people would have corrected same before posting.

    As for alamudin………..she was nobody before she was thrust into the HW limelight by marriage to clooney. Hence the use of her married name everytime she appears in media

  • AWHODAT

    Yaaay for our girl. Angie keeps striding forward while all @ssholes keep eating her dust. lmao

  • Love the JoliePitts

    I love what the focus of the BBC discussion is purported to be.

    1. BBC News will host a day of special live coverage examining how the movement of people is changing the world we live in and how our economies develop.

    2. A range of speakers from different sides of the arguments will set out the most important new ideas shaping our thinking on economic development, security and humanitarian assistance, live on TV, radio and online.

    And I love how Angelina always endeavors to get to the REAL crux of the issues that are causing these massive displacements. Until we deal with the CAUSE and not just the effects of the cause we will never see an end to such massive displacements.

    *”1. We need to have a rational discussion that focuses on how we strengthen the systems designed to protect those fleeing war and persecution, 2. while understanding and taking into account the concerns of citizens in host countries. 3. Above all, we need to address the conflict and insecurity that are the root causes of the mass movement of refugees.”

    *(Number headings 1, 2, and 3 are mine….included w/Angelina’s quoted statements)

  • Love the JoliePitts

    The original source lists her as:

    Angelina Jolie Pitt, UNHCR Special Envoy

    As I have suggested,…no pressure meant towards any fan,…JJ might just be influenced if more fans made the request to him directly.

  • AWHODAT

    Oh…..well that changes things, then. Obviously a JJ minion doesnt like that Angie is a Pitt now. Seems that JJ has a hen in his midst.

  • dianad1968

    @bap

    “Lol I am quoting what you said to another bogger “I cannot tell you what to think but I wish you would ignore this nonsense”.

    From previous thread….bap, I didn’t know that discussing politics during the current US elections is considered “nonsense”. Thank you for reminding me why I never engage you in conversation. Your kind of ignorance is intolerable.

  • dianad1968

    @bap

    “Lol I am quoting what you said to another bogger “I cannot tell you what to think but I wish you would ignore this nonsense”.

    From previous thread….bap, I didn’t know that discussing politics during the current US elections is considered “nonsense”. Thank you for reminding me why I never engage you in conversation. Your kind of ignorance is intolerable.

  • sera

    Joliet Pitt how hard is that JJ?

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Posting the below article for Lylian, FALP, Dianad1968 and Dawne, and Toastie Postie. I think you ladies will find what William Hague has to say about the Drumpf very interesting. Sorry, you will have to click on the link. It is quite lengthy.
    Enjoy. :)

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/06/donald-trump-is-speaking-harsh-truths-and-the-world-needs-to-lis/

    Telegraph News

    Donald Trump is speaking harsh truths, and the world needs to listen

    WILLIAM HAGUE

  • busted

    Wait is this one of the pictures that shows her weighing 78 lbs.. because she looks freaking fantastic.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Posting the below for Felinelilly, Claire, Changeling and all fans who LOVE the French Language……I am your # 1 Fan. But leave it to this Brit to speak so sourly and disparagingly of the most beautiful of languages.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/08/jeremy-paxman-french-is-a-useless-language/

    Jeremy Paxman savages the French: ‘The language is useless and their achievements are long past’

    Jeremy Paxman

    Jeremy Paxman suggested learning French was as useful as growing dahlias. CREDIT: PRESS ASSOCIATION

    Telegraph Reporters

    8 APRIL 2016 • 4:10PM

    French is a “useless language” and the nation’s achievements are “long past”, Jeremy Paxman has claimed, in a brutal attack on our European neighbours.

    The former Newsnight host said that middle-class Britons should end their “forelock-tugging” deference to France’s haute cuisine and high-speed trains, as he claimed that the centuries-old battle between the two nations had been comprehensively decided in Britain’s favour.

    Writing in the Financial Times, Paxman said French was a “useless language”. He wrote: “Let us block our ears to the middle-class English and their forelock-tugging deference to France’s highly subsidised rural living, high-speed trains and ‘marvellous food’.

    “No one is going to deny that, historically, France has enhanced civilisation. European culture would be a thin thing without Montaigne, Descartes, Debussy and Cézanne, to say nothing of the dictator’s dictator, Napoleon Bonaparte.

    “The problem is that it is all long past and the new world is anglophone. In the centuries-long struggle between English and French there is one victor, and to pretend otherwise is like suggesting that Johnny Hallyday is the future of pop.

    “The outcome of the struggle is clear: English is the language of science, technology, travel, entertainment and sport. To be a citizen of the world it is the one language that you must have.”

    Bryant calls French language ‘useless’Play! 01:28

    In another stinging attack, the presenter said the French government’s decision to fund the study of French in North African nations was akin to a “form of imperialism”.

    He added: “The truth is that while other imperial powers were running down their flags around the world, France never really decolonised.”

    The piece is likely to raise eyebrows at the BBC. Paxman has been commissioned to present what the broadcaster has billed as “an impartial look” at Britain’s relationship with Europe, as part of the corporation’s EU referendum coverage.

    The show, Paxman In Brussels, will air later in the spring. The French Embassy in London could not be reached for comment.

    A spokesman for the French embassy in London rejected Paxman’s claims, insisting that learning the language helped people “make intellectual progress”.

    He added: “Learning French is clearly an asset, as it is a language of rich culture,as Mr Paxman mentions, and is spoken in the first country Britons are likely to set foot in when they leave the UK. It is also spoken on every continent, with the number of speakers growing every year – largely thanks to the dynamism of Africa.”

  • bap

    @ dianad1968

    When you tell another blogger just ignore something they feel is important to them to blog, its not about politics its about you trying to contol how a person feels about their subject.

    In my opinion you were flaunting your ignorance. If you never respond to my blogs that’s a good thing. Good Day!

  • fyi

    https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.cass.92/posts/983955105022296?pnref=story

    Jonathan Cass
    1 min ·
    What an amazing week I have had . Can’t even begin to tell you what I have been doing . For example if I was to say that I have been playing a German officer in North Africa in a major movie staring Brad Pitt you would not believe me and I don’t blame you …… But it’s true

  • Love the JoliePitts

    She IS absolutely stunning.
    Whoever is paying the tabloids to post doctored pictures of her must really feel threatened by her natural beauty.

  • Bumble

    GLOWING SKIN , HEALTHY SHINNY HAIR all signs of someone weighing 78lbs..

  • lucy

    So happy for Angie.

    OT: Just saw where Call the Midwife is coming back on this week-end. YAHOO!!!!!

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Sounds like this will be an amazing movie. Can’t wait to see Brad and cast in this.

  • Bumble

    next time fucker takes some photos OK we need proof

  • Bumble

    next time fucker takes some photos OK we need proof

  • Bumble

    hi love the joliepitts, nice to see you posting

  • lucy

    If only I could look like that, 78 pounds never looked so good. LOL

  • Bumble

    who knew being underweight,dying, being jealous and running out of the room crying every week would give you that much glow.

  • lucy

    Brits seem to have an aversion to photographing people.

    But, isn’t the UK where tabloids were invented????

    How odd.

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hello to the great BUMBLE BEE!!!
    So proud of Brad and Angelina and all the good things they do. Just wanted to share Mrs. Pitt’s good news.
    Hope you are having a great day. :)

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Hahahahahahah. I think the Brits have an aversion to picture taking. :)

    Edit:
    Sorry, Lucy….I did not see your post below. You and I are on the same “wave length” and agree about the Brits and picture taking. :)

  • lucy

    And such shiny hair!!!

    Not to metion sparkling eyes.

    Wow, maybe we should all be in the “terrible” shape the tabloids have claimed Angie is in. LOL

  • lucy

    Uh, that would mean three fourths of HW.

  • Bumble

    oh yeah the hair that is sooo shinny and not a split end and its all real hair real, who knew being in an unhappy marriage makes a women looks just so unhappy

  • Love the JoliePitts

    What a great shame. Ever since Brad met and finally married his beloved wife, Angelina, the x and her hens have tried long and hard to bring Angelina down and have failed and will always fail.
    And I am beyond disgusted with the so called “feminist females” in Hollywood that remain closed-mouth at all the mud slung at Angelina. Such hate should not be tolerated by anyone, especially the women of Hollywood.

  • Bumble

    nice to see you, you need to post more not leave it to us fuckers to be here on our lonesome LOL

  • Bumble

    fuck them Brits , thats excluding PT seeing that she is a Missouri born Brit she gets a pass LOL… but these fuckers need to up their game and do a Harish and take a fucking photo..

  • lucy

    You know the saying ,”Great minds…….”. lol

  • Love the JoliePitts

    Maybe after seeing how harrassed Harish has been the Brits are more reticent than ever to snap a pic. :)

  • Bumble
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  • Love the JoliePitts

    You guys are doing a smash up job. You, virtually, single handedly, with all your amazing tweets, posts, pics, etc., have the x and her trolls pulling what’s left of the little bits of hairs on their heads out.

  • Bumble

    i’m fucking annoyed with Harish you have Brad in front of you and what do you do just take one fucking photo just one,… no video no more photos just one fucking photo, ….fuck Harish he deserves all the money he made off that one photo ..and all the harassment he got…

  • dianad1968

    lucy it started last weekend.

  • lucy

    It boggles the mind. Yet there is hairball, with split ends, bad skin, her weight all over the place, a husband photographing naked women, living 3000 miles away from her, and the tabloids swear she has a “happy” marriage and life. GMAFB

  • Love the JoliePitts

    She has great PR, Lucy.

  • lucy

    If we could just get Tic to pull those chinny chin chin hairs out. lol