Angelina Jolie feels the same way many parents do about sending their children off to college.
Jolie sat down alongside “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” co-stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Elle Fanning to discuss the second installment of the popular Disney franchise. Jolie also opened up about this new stage of life, where her children beginning to leave the nest.
“I just sent one off… I’m so proud of him,” Jolie said of her 18-year-old son, Maddox — who is attending Yonsei University in South Korea — to Entertainment Tonight during the film’s Los Angeles press day. “I’m so excited, I feel like my world expands as their world expands. I learn so much from them and I love this stage.”
“It’s going to be different for different kids,” said Jolie, who revealed to “Entertainment Tonight” last month that she had an “ugly cry” upon leaving her son at his new university. “Maddox was so ready.”
“I also, just at some point, had the big [sun]glasses and the amount of times I turned and waved,” she added. “I do know it was the one moment in my life I think I turned around six times before the airport just … and he sweetly stayed and kept waving, knowing that I was going to keep turning around. You could feel he knew he couldn’t leave.”
As far as Pfeiffer is concerned, her days of sending her children off on their own are long gone, however, the “Scarface” actress noted that her experience has been quite different than Jolie’s.
“It’s a push and pull, because I do think a part of you feels like you’re losing literally a part of your body, but you know, at the same time, what you really want for your children is for them to be incredibly independent,” said Pfeiffer, who has two children – Claudia, 26, and John, 25.
“So you’ve succeeded in doing what you set out to do, so you’re incredibly proud, but it’s hard to make that separation. For me, it was challenging.”
Pfieffer added that she never took for granted witnessing her children coming into their own.
“I love how smart they are and how funny they are and their sense of humor comes out and it’s really fun,” Pfeiffer said.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is slated to hit theaters on Oct. 18.
Models present creations by designer Clare Waight Keller as part of her Spring/Summer 2020 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Givenchy during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
PARIS (Reuters) – The Givenchy collection for Spring/Summer 2020, unveiled as part of Paris Fashion Week, channeled the mood of Paris and New York of the 1990s, mixing romantic floral dress and distressed-look denim.
Clare Waight Keller, designer at the LVMH-owned French couture house since 2017, unveiled her latest collection entitled “NY PARIS 1993” on Sunday in a minimalist space with a rap music soundtrack.
Models strutted down the catwalk in high-waisted leather skirts, bra tops and plunging neckline jackets while others wore faded jeans or flower print dresses. Paris Fashion Week runs until Tuesday.
Reporting by Laetitia Volga in Paris; Editing by Matthew Lewis
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Joaquin Phoenix says best ‘Joker’ scene was cut from the movie, director compares far-left critics to far right
Joaquin Phoenix is proud of his work in “Joker,” hitting theaters Thursday — but he said his best scene actually hit the cutting room floor.
“For the first time in probably 25 years I watched dailies. So [director Todd Phillips] and I would talk about which takes we thought worked. But my favorite scene, what both of us thought was my best scene because of a particular take, that scene is not in the movie,” Phoenix, 44, told The Associated Press.
“It’s a cliche, but it’s a puzzle. So you take out this scene and it affects the following scene. So a take that might have been really great no longer works. The best take for the end of his rant on Murray Franklin [Robert De Niro’s talk show host character] just didn’t work. It was a really good take just on its own but cut in with everything else it just didn’t work. An earlier take, one that I didn’t think was very good, was the one that worked best.”
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Phoenix said he and Phillips did a slew of experimenting with different takes and interpretations of the notorious Batman villain’s actions, which he thinks made him a stronger actor overall.
“There seemed to be an infinite number of ways to interpret every moment or how he might behave in any moment. And there wasn’t anything that didn’t make sense,” he explained. “So we would do scenes so many different ways and some I would cry and others I would make jokes and others I would be angry and it would be the same scene and they all f—king made sense and that’s so rare. There’s something really exciting about that because it keeps you in this state of like perpetual investigation and trying to find something new.”
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“I think Todd and I were always working to try to surprise each other with some idea,” he added. “There was never a moment that I felt completely relaxed. I was always searching for something else. And there’s something very exciting about that. It’s so much fun acting in that way. Often times it’s the opposite.”
Phillips, meanwhile, is irked by critics of the film from the far left who slammed the movie before they even got a chance to see it.
“It’s a little troubling when people write think pieces without having seen it. And even in their think pieces write, ‘I don’t need to see it to know what it is.’ I find it astounding, to be quite frank, how easily the far left can sound like the far right when it suits their agenda,” Phillips said. “To that point, I’ve been disappointed.”
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The preemptive backlash is all the more baffling to Phillips because he hopes “Joker” inspires conversations: About guns, about violence and about the treatment of people with mental illness.
“Part of the reason we made the movie is a response to the comic book world of movies,” Phillips said. “Like, ‘Why is this celebrated? Why is this funny? Why is this fun? What are the real-world implications of violence?’”
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The film itself is a slow-burn character study of how a mentally ill, middle-aged man named Arthur Fleck becomes the Joker. When the audience drops, he’s working as a clown-for-hire, living with his mother in a run-down Gotham apartment and checking in occasionally with a social worker. He has a card that he gives to people to explain that his spontaneous and painful bursts of laughter are because of a medical condition. His only joy seems to be watching the talk show host Murray Franklin (played by Robert De Niro) in the evenings.
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“The truth is you see it and it’s heartbreaking. And he’s heartbreaking,” Phillips said. “And you know what happens in the movies when you have a world that lacks empathy and lacks love? You get the villain you deserve.”
It’s a role that has often required actors to go to difficult places, and this “Joker” has the added complication of being more realistic than most of the other depictions even though it’s still set in a fictional world. To play Arthur and Joker, Phoenix researched a number of people that he’s reluctant to even name.
“Some of the people I studied, I feel what they crave is attention and notoriety,” he said. “I don’t feel like they deserve any more of that.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk marked a full year married this week.
The couple were spotted on a beach in Long Island, N.Y., and dressed down for the occasion in shorts, T-shirts, sneakers and sunglasses.
“Year one, done,” Paltrow, 47, captioned a beaming selfie with producer Falchuk, 48, on Sunday.
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Falchuk and Paltrow made headlines in June when the Oscar-winner revealed they didn’t live together at the time.
Paltrow explained that dividing the space has been healthy for their relationship and even noted that her married friends say “the way we live sounds ideal.”
Falchuk added that Paltrow is much better than he is at brushing off the criticism about their space-sharing scenario.
“There’s a media version of her and me, but we’re just home cooking dinner. Or she’s just cooking me breakfast. That’s all. We could not be a more normal couple…Gwyneth has a very tough skin. She’s like, ‘You’ve got to relax.’ At the end of the day, we’re getting into bed together…and nothing from the outside world or anybody’s opinion means anything,” he said.
In an interview with InStyle, Paltrow said that “married life has been really good.”
She added, “I adore my husband. He’s brilliant and deeply kind. I feel like he’s a real equal, too. And he pushes me in the best ways. I really like being married. It’s fun.”
Falchuk revealed in August that they planned on moving in together this month.
Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy and Jessica Napoli contributed to this report.
Ewan McGregor’s daughter says she was raped, had abortion, suffered drug addiction in ‘year of hell’
Ewan McGregor’s daughter Clara has revealed she was raped, beaten and suffered pill addiction and depression in a heart-rending open letter.
The brave model and actress, 23, who also had an abortion, lifted the lid on her “year of hell” in the hope “it can help others feel less alone.”
Taking to Instagram, she wrote: “I’ve been so ashamed of some of my mental health issues that I haven’t even wanted to tell friends.
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“This past year I dealt with addiction, I got sober, and I dealt with a great deal of depression and anxiety, I had an abusive relationship, I had an abortion, the list goes on.”
Clara, who has three younger sisters, added: “I’ve suffered from crippling anxiety since I was 4. (It) has stopped me living the life I wanted to lead. It was a cage I still struggle to get out of.
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“I’ve also struggled with substance abuse, it led me to Xanax and I’m proud to say I’ve been clean and sober off of pills for 110 days.”
Her post — a year after she appeared with her dad in the “Christopher Robin” film — also revealed she had been attacked by an unnamed ex.
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Clara, who lives in New York, wrote: “I was ashamed of the abuse I had let happen to me. I blamed myself for the bruises, the black eyes, the rapes and for the attacks a man did to me.
“But I’m regaining this power now . . . I feel so loved and blessed with where I am now.”
Hundreds of followers have posted messages of support — calling Clara “beautiful and brave” for speaking out.
This article originally appeared in The Sun.
Courtney Stodden says explosive new reality show about her life is a ‘bipolar experience’: ‘It gets real’
Courtney Stodden says she’s lived a life worth chronicling.
The 25-year-old bombshell made headlines in 2011 at age 16 when she jumped the broom with “Green Mile” actor Doug Hutchison, who was 51 at the time. The pair endured a tumultuous six-year marriage before calling it quits in 2016. The estranged couple’s divorce has yet to be finalized.
Now, Stodden says she has a fresh perspective on life and has rediscovered herself through her music and as an animal rights activist. And she’s hoping her new series, “Courtney,” will give viewers a new idea of who she really is.
As Fox News arrived at the swanky hair and beauty parlor located underground just off Beverly Hills’ iconic Rodeo Drive, we were immediately met by co-executive producer and FNL Network executive Rocco Gaglioti in a panic.
“Are you here to speak with Courtney?” he asked hurriedly. “She just got into an argument and is about to leave.”
Gaglioti’s introduction was a fitting start to an interview centered on Stodden’s new reality show.
Eventually, Stodden entered, sporting a revealing bright pink dress and stilettos that elevated her 5-foot-3 frame. She appeared irritated, but her presence was immediately felt by everyone — the charm turned on in an instant.
“I’m just looking to break out of myself. I’ve had a really crazy life and then it just got crazier when I became famous overnight and the rest is kind of history,” Stodden said about doing the show. “I’ve been in Hollywood ever since just being celebrity Courtney Stodden and doing that. So I guess now I’m just trying to find myself and show people who I really am.”
The reality star, who swore off drinking after turning 25 in August, said part of getting sober and allowing the camera into her life was that she simply didn’t want her life to end prematurely — a fate that has befallen so many of her idols.
“I don’t want to end up like Marilyn Monroe,” said Stodden. “I don’t want to end up like Anna Nicole Smith. And I know FNL Network and Rocco Gaglioti, the owner, was friends with Anna Nicole and that’s great, but I just want to just do what I want to do and that’s music and singing and just show people really who I am – the girl underneath all of this stuff.
Stodden said she realized she’d become a bride too soon. And a miscarriage took a toll on the way she coped with loss.
“I don’t want to end up like Marilyn Monroe. I don’t want to end up like Anna Nicole Smith.”
— Courtney Stodden
When asked if her decision to stop drinking came as a result of something specific or a litany of events leading up it, Stodden exhaled, seeming to brace herself to confront a mountain of emotion.
“I think it’s a pile-up of things. Like, I definitely have had family members pass away from alcohol addiction,” she said. “I’ve had close family members addicted to alcohol. I grew up with my father drinking and it was normal in the house.”
“So I started drinking when I was 16 because Doug [Hutchison] drank and it was like, ‘Oh, whatever you know, it’s normal,’” added Stodden.
“And I just got really sick one night – not one night but the next day after a photo shoot, and I was just like, “For my birthday I need to give myself the gift of no poison like alcohol. I’ve been drinking for almost 10 years, almost every other day. Like, I would kick back three bottles of Champagne in one night, like it was crazy. And I don’t want to do that anymore, you know?’”
When asked how he would describe Stodden, Los Angeles real estate agent and “Courtney” cast member David Kean didn’t hold back.
“She’s like a quarter-carat diamond in a big pile of steaming s—,” the luxury broker said. “You know, it’s sparkly and it’s fun and you see a glimmer but you got to dig through some crap to get to it.
“Is it worth it? I don’t know at times.”
Kean said he fears the people Stodden keeps around her will send her into a downward spiral. He said friction with the budding entertainer comes from the way in which Stodden’s pals feed off her bad behavior.
“It’s not really healthy for her. I think she needs to clean house,” said Kean. “I’m hoping with some of these other people, especially now that she’s not drinking – thank God — which I’m sure they’re going to try to sabotage. Because what better way to control somebody than to keep them kind of like loopy?”
“It’s Los Angeles – people will be your friend and feed your ego to get into a club free. She’s interesting because I really want to like her,” he quickly added.
Gaglioti said it was Stodden’s mother, Krista Keller, who introduced the two at L.A. Fashion Week. The network head said it took a lot of effort to persuade Stodden to say yes to the show. The only catch: It had to be completely unscripted.
“Courtney wouldn’t have it any other way. And many production companies, many networks have approached her since she was 16 … to do a show,” said Gaglioti, who billed the finished product as more of a docuseries.
“This is Courtney’s life. It’s how she’s making music interpreting her feelings from everything that she’s gone through in her life,” he said. “And I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with Courtney and her family. There are family members of Courtney that I spent with that she doesn’t even know yet until she watches the show.”
“But if you look in the inside of who she is, she’s incredible, and that’s because of her upbringing from her mom, Krista Keller,” Gaglioti added. “And the foundation of all of that is Jesus Christ.”
“This is explosive, dynamic television where you get to see the characters of who is in her life and how they interact,” He said. “As crazy as it gets – and yeah, her mom and her fight like cats and dogs — but they love each at the end of the day.”
“Courtney” is available to stream on Amazon Prime TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku.
Mark Hamill, the actor famous for his role as Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars,” received some blowback for his comment on a family picture Ivanka Trump posted on Instagram where one of her sons was dressed as a storm trooper.
The photo was simple enough: Ivanka was in a strapless evening dress and she stood next to her husband, Jared Kushner, who was in a tuxedo. Off to Ivanka’s side stood a small storm trooper who played it up for the camera.
She posted, “The Force is strong in my family.”
Hamill tweeted out the photo with the comment: “You misspelled “Fraud.” His hashtag was #GoForceyourself.
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One commenter on social media wrote, “It’s a child in a Star Wars costume, Mark.” Another wrote, “Way to attack a child.”
Hamill did have some defenders. One person posted that the insult was not directed at the unidentified child in the costume, rather the Trump family as a whole.
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“When did he mention a storm trooper? He didn’t. He called her family a farce, which they are. Don, Eric and Trump are all frauds.,” the post read.
Andie MacDowell said in an interview on Saturday that her 24-year-old daughter Margaret Qualley “has a beautiful relationship” with “Saturday Night Live” actor Pete Davidson.
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People magazine reported that the two have been spotted traveling together and one witness spotted them on a flight and said it was apparent that they were together.
“They were very smiley and flirty,” the source told the magazine. “Some fans approached them and they happily signed autographs. They left the airport together for the same hotel.
Davidson was recently engaged to singer Ariana Grande and had a brief romance with Kate Beckinsale, the New York Post said.
Qualley’s career has been on the rise. She was in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and HBO’s “The Leftovers.”
US Magazine reported that her most recent relationship was with Cary Fukunaga, who is 18 years her senior.
MacDowell appears to be optimistic about their relationship.
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“She has a beautiful relationship with him but I don’t want to step on her relationship too much,” MacDowell told People. “They have a nice relationship.”
Lori Loughlin‘s daughter Olivia Jade marked her 20th birthday on Saturday as her parents await trial in the college admissions scandal.
Her older sister, Isabella, 21, posted a tribute to the beauty vlogger, writing, “Happy birthday baby girl. Love you.”
Isabella posted a throwback photo and video of Olivia, one as kids and one of the once-flippant starlet dancing.
Isabella celebrated her own 21st birthday earlier this month, mere days after Felicity Huffman was sentenced to two weeks in prison for her own role in the college admissions scandal.
Just after Huffman’s sentencing, Olivia deleted a vulgar Instagram post in which she gave the middle finger to the media.
Her sister Bella commented at the time, “Not over you and this. QUEEN.”
Huffman, 56, was sentenced to 14 days behind bars after she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in May.
The “Desperate Housewives” star admitted she paid an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter’s answers on the SAT. She wrote that she’d considered the same for her younger daughter but decided against it.
A judge also ordered Huffman to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.
Based on Huffman’s fate, Loughlin and her relatives may be starting to take their own situation more seriously.
Loughlin, 55, and husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to alleged scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get Olivia Jade and Isabella recruited onto the University of Southern California’s crew team despite neither girl ever being a rower. USC put the girls’ enrollment statuses on hold amid an internal investigation into the scandal.
Giannulli and Loughlin refused the plea deal that other parents in the Operation Varsity Blues case –including Huffman – accepted.
Giannulli, 56, and Loughlin then were slapped with additional charges of money laundering and conspiracy and may face up to 40 years behind bars if convicted on all charges.
Following Loughlin’s arrest in March, Olivia Jade lost several endorsement deals, including sponsorships with Sephora, TRESemmé and Estée Lauder.
For her part, Olivia Jade was rumored to be avoiding social media for a full year following the arrests of her parents, but she posted a tribute to mom Loughlin for the actress’ 55th birthday in July before posting the rude body language snap.
Felicity Huffman‘s daughter likely won’t be prohibited from retaking the SAT despite her mother’s guilty plea in the college admissions scandal, a new report claims.
According to TMZ, Huffman and husband William H. Macy’s daughter Sophia wants to apply to colleges for which she’d need to take the exam, and the College Board’s rules likely will let her do so.
The rules reportedly stated that there needed to be evidence the student knew about the cheating scandal before or during its occurrence for her to be held liable.
If there were evidence Sophia knew about the scam, she’d be suspended from taking the exam for six months, but the College Board reportedly ruled there wasn’t sufficient proof of that scenario.
Huffman, 56, was sentenced to two weeks behind bars after she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in May. She confessed to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter’s answers on the SAT. She said she considered the same for her younger daughter but decided against it.
A judge also ordered her to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.
In a Sept. 4 letter asking for leniency, Huffman said she turned to the scheme because her daughter’s low math scores jeopardized her dream of going to college and pursuing a career in acting.
Since then, she’s carried “a deep and abiding shame,” she wrote.
Macy wrote in a letter ahead of his wife’s sentencing that their family had “imploded” following her arrest.
Huffman was ordered to turn herself in for her 14-day prison sentence on Oct. 25.