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Angelina Jolie is a worthy professor | Letters

25 May 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

I was horrified by Mark Boyle’s ignorant, misogynistic letter about Angelina Jolie Pitt’s appointment as visiting professor (Letters, 25 May). If he had bothered to look beyond his own prejudices he’d have realised that she is an extremely articulate and experienced diplomat – albeit “unofficial”. She has done and is doing a great deal of good in the world. If her success as an actress is helping the causes she supports, so much the better.

Sara Neill

Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Watch Brad Pitt Save a Young Girl from Getting Crushed

24 May 2016 5:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Brad Pitt is now and has been one of the biggest movie stars on the planet for a very long time. Though he can do a low key drama as well as anyone, he is actually quite the big action star in his own right between his work in various war films and heist films like Fury or Ocean's Eleven. Well, now Pitt can add real life hero to his resume, right alongside Sexiest Man Alive.

Recently while filming on the set of his latest film Allied, Pitt managed to step in and save a little girl from what could have been a really bad situation. During the filming of a scene, a large crowd of fans had gathered by some fencing to try and get a glimpse of the production, and unfortunately a little girl was starting to get crushed by the large amount of people. Lucky for her, »

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Angelina Jolie a professor? It’s a slippery slope | Letters

24 May 2016 11:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Shame on the London School of Economics dumbing down to make Angelina Jolie a “visiting professor” of her own degree course (Report, 24 May). I am not aware of Ms Jolie having acquired a single academic qualification in her 40 narcissistic years upon this earth – let alone the doctorate or publication of any original first-hand research precursory to the title professor everywhere else apart from the fantasy world of Hogwarts. This madness in academia has to stop for all our sakes, where centres of higher learning acquiesce for the sake of largesse to celebrities of infinite wealth but zero Iq creating vanity courses, resulting in starstruck youngsters throwing away three to five of the most precious years of their lives on qualifications of little more use than toilet paper. What next? Professor Paris Hilton’s degree in tantric knitting & applied Klingon?

Mark Boyle


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Angelina Jolie Has a New Job Title: Professor

24 May 2016 3:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Angelina Jolie — Oscar-winning actress, humanitarian activist…and now a visiting professor at one of Britain’s most prestigious universities.

The London School of Economics has named Jolie one of four new professors in its novel master’s-degree program focusing on women in conflict zones and on issues of sexual violence. The program, slated to begin accepting applications in the fall, is administered by the university’s Center for Women, Peace and Security, which Jolie helped launch last year together with former British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

In her new role, the actress is expected to deliver lectures, participate in workshops and appear at public events.

Already a United Nations goodwill ambassador and a special envoy for the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Refugees, the actress said in a statement released Monday that she was “very encouraged by the creation of this master’s program. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, »

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Movie Review – Money Monster (2016)

24 May 2016 12:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Money Monster 2016

Directed by Jodie Foster

Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito


Flamboyant TV host Lee Gates (George Clooney) is fronting his daily show about the financial markets when he’s taken hostage by a distraught investor (Jack O’Connell), who bursts into the studio armed to the teeth.  He’s lost all his money by following one of Lee’s tips and, for him, the buck stops jointly with the pundit and the top man at the company involved.  While the crisis is played out on live TV, the show’s producer (Julia Roberts) works frantically behind the scenes to uncover the real reason why the company’s investors were left high and dry.

Margin Call, 99 Homes, its (unofficial) companion piece The Big Short and now Money Monster.  All films inspired by the financial crash, but Jodie Foster’s fourth »

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Angelina Jolie To Teach Master’s Course At London School Of Economics

23 May 2016 2:07 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie will be a visiting professor at the London School of Economics (Lse), teaching a new master’s course about women, peace and security in the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. “I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside […]

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Angelina Jolie Is Joining the London School of Economics as a Professor

23 May 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Angelina Jolie can now add one more thing to her already extremely long résumé! The actress, mother of six, and human rights activist is joining the London School of Economics as a visiting professor next year, where she will teach a year-long master's course on the impact of war on women. The course, which students can sign up for this Fall, is run by the school's Centre for Women, Peace and Security, which was launched by Angelina and and William Hague, Britain's former foreign secretary, in 2015. Students can expect to "[develop] strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women's economic, social and political participation and security." In addition to giving lectures "as often as [her] schedule allows," Angelina will also participate in workshops and undertake her own research. The actress, who has been a Unhcr goodwill ambassador since 2001, says she hopes other universities will soon offer similar courses. "It is vital we »

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Angelina Jolie Is Going to Be a Professor: 6 Life Lessons She Has Already Taught Us

23 May 2016 1:40 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You may call her Professor Angelina Jolie. The Maleficent star has been named one of the London School of Economics and Political Science's new visiting professors who will be giving lectures as part of the school's new Master's program in Women, Peace and Security. Beginning in fall 2016, Jolie will participate in expert workshops and public events as well as beginning her own research. "I am very encouraged by the creation of this master's program. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as it is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women's rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict," »

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Angelina Jolie Will Be a Visiting Professor at London School of Economics

23 May 2016 12:55 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Angelina Jolie is already an Oscar-winning actress, a successful director, and a United Nations goodwill ambassador, and her next role is equally impressive: She'll be teaching a course at the prestigious London School of Economics.

The university announced on Monday that Jolie would join the school's Centre for Women, Peace and Security as one of several visiting professors heading up a new curriculum aimed at "developing strategies to promote gender equality and enhance women's economic, social and political participation and security." The one-year master's program will offer courses including "Women, Peace and Security," "Gender and Militarisation," and "Gender and Human Rights."

Jolie co-founded the Centre in 2015 alongside former UK foreign secretary Lord William Hague, who will also serve as a visiting professor for the program. The pair also co-founded the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in 2012 in order to "raise awareness, rally global action, promote greater international coherence and »

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17 Billionaires and Celebrities Who Could Run for President in 2020 (Photos)

23 May 2016 11:33 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign will probably motivate other billionaires and celebrities to run for office in 2020. From Mark Cuban offering to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate to Kanye West declaring early, here are 14 potential candidates to run for president. George Clooney could emerge as the Democratic version of Ronald Reagan. Mark Cuban was reportedly courted by anti-Donald Trump conservatives as an alternative candidate in 2016. Ivanka Trump could follow in her father’s footsteps, potentially giving up 16 years the Trump family in the White House. Angelina Jolie once said she’s “open” to a career in politics. »

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Angelina Jolie gets new role as visiting professor at Lse

23 May 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor to join ex-foreign secretary William Hague as ‘professor in practice’ as part of new MSc in women, peace and security

She met her husband Brad Pitt while playing an assassin, and won an Oscar for her portrayal of a sociopathic patient in a mental hospital, but Angelina Jolie’s latest role may be her most surprising yet.

The Hollywood actor and director has been appointed a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, teaching a course on the impact of war on women.

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Professor Jolie Pitt: Angelina Joins London School of Economics as Visiting Professor for New Women's Study Program

23 May 2016 7:10 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Angelina Jolie Pitt is taking her passion for women's rights and gender equality to the classroom. The actress, 40, is set to join the London School of Economics as a visiting professor for the new masters course on women, peace and security for the 2016-2017 school year. As a visiting professor, Jolie Pitt will deliver guest lectures, participate in workshop and public events, and continue research on projects. "I am very encouraged by the creation of this master's programme. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as it is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance »

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Top 10 Highest Paid Celebrity Commercials and Endorsements

23 May 2016 6:47 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Bulti-million dollar companies are notorious for using celebrities as spokes-models to help increase sales in their products- and plenty of A-listers have jumped at the opportunity to have their mug tied to a huge brand in exchange for thousands, even millions, of dollars.

With marketing being such a huge part of a businesses success, in fact it is possibly the most important aspect of a successful business, it’s no wonder that these big name companies are willing to shell out millions in exchange for a celeb endorsement to help boost their brand… and boost their brand they do.

In many cases, paying millions of dollars to a celebrity to endorse a product is a pittance to what the company earns in boosted sales.

As for the celebs, as you’ll see the money is so outrageously high, inspite of already earning millions of dollars at their “day job”, it »

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Could You Imagine Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson or Alicia Silverstone Starring in The Craft? It Almost Happened

20 May 2016 2:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Relax, it's just casting. You may not be able to picture The Craft with a different group of teen witches, but that was almost the case when putting the coven together. During an interview with The Huffington Post to celebrate the cult classic's 20th anniversary, casting director Pam Dixon and director Andrew Fleming revealed that the famous 1996 flick almost starred some now-huge A-listers, including Angelina Jolie, Alicia Silverstone and Scarlett Johansson. And they all went for the same part—Sarah, the lead role. "We did these tests and we tested a lot of girls, some of whom have become really well-known," Dixon shared. "We actually had a hold on somebody that we »

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Charlize Theron and Sean Penn Keep Their Distance in Cannes as Their New Movie Gets Panned

20 May 2016 7:45 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

And this is why dating a co-worker can get awkward. Charlize Theron and Sean Penn are at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival premiering their new movie, The Last Face, which would totally be a normal thing to do in the film industry, but given that these two stars had a bad breakup, it has to be especially painful. Penn directed his latest film, which just so happens to be getting panned across the board. It's bad enough that these two have to pose for pictures together—although they're doing their best do keep their distance—but to have the movie get trashed probably adds insult to injury. "The Last Face is Sean Penn's version of an Angelina Jolie movie," Variety's Owen »

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Last Face’

20 May 2016 3:57 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Last year, “Beasts of No Nation” told a story of mutilated innocence in an unnamed African hell zone, but it didn’t feel compelled to add a token white hero (the caring photojournalist! the conflicted U.N. peacekeeper!) for the audience to identify with. “The Last Face,” an endless, logy cataclysm of a war-torn political drama directed by Sean Penn, goes right back to the look!-here-are-some-movie-stars-in-the-maelstrom paradigm. The film is set in some of the most blood-soaked territories of Africa – South Sudan, the Sierra Leone, Liberia — and it’s full of jaggedly edited sequences in which children lie on operating tables with their chests blown open, corpses appear in fly-buzzing piles and homemade bombs and machine-gun fire explode out of nowhere at deafening volume. At the front and center, though, are two characters who are in the crisis but not of it: Charlize Theron as Wren Petersen, a globe-trotting physician and activist, »

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Ten Stock Female Characters Hollywood Needs to Stop Writing

19 May 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kirsty Capes with ten stock female characters Hollywood needs to stop writing…

From Mary Sues to Disposable Women, Hollywood seems to have a problem with writing interesting and original female characters. It’s not a problem, I would argue, that seems to happen with male characters, and I for one find it interesting, if not a little disheartening, to pick apart some of my favourite women in film and realise that they are just another trope.

In an attempt to better identify when we’re presented with one of these tropes, I’ve put together a list of the most commonly occurring ones. My disclaimer is that, as you will see, some great characters and movies appear on this list, and identifying a character as a trope is in no way a reflection upon her or the movie as a whole. Some of the most fundamental tropes are also some »

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Interview with Bryan Cranston | Exclusive

19 May 2016 10:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few weeks before Deadpool opened in theaters, en route to being one of the biggest movies of the year, DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3 pulled in some impressive numbers for its late-January debut. The animated sequel earned $41.2 million that weekend, before taking in $142.4 million domestically and $516.5 million worldwide. Earlier this week, this beloved adventure was made available on Digital HD, and to celebrate this release, we have an exclusive interview with Bryan Cranston, one of the new additions to the all-star voice cast.

Bryan Cranston lends his voice to Li, Po's long lost dad (Jack Black) in this animated sequel, with the actor revealing just how committed this team was on Kung Fu Panda 3, in regards to crafting a story everyone in the family can enjoy. He also talks about how animated films can be both intelligent and fun, and how proud he is of the film's storyline, »

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Battle of the Leg Pose: Is Victoria Beckham the New Angelina Jolie?

17 May 2016 4:29 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Move over Angelina Jolie. There's a new leg in town, and it belongs to Victoria Beckham. Has anyone else noticed a strange but glorious phenomenon happening on her Instagram lately? Whether it's posing with Eva Longoria, chilling on her cell phone, or just doing her nails, Brooklyn Beckham's mum may or may not have just invented a new power pose. The artist formerly known as Posh Spice has been photographed multiple times performing everyday tasks with one leg in the air. Needless to say, we're excited to follow her lead. Angie brought 'the leg' into the limelight some years ago, but Victoria's got an updated take on the trend. Who knows when this might come in handy. Forget throwing your »

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7 Actor Couples Who Fell in Love on Set

17 May 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Have you ever fallen for a on-screen costar? It’s truly a tale as old as time, with everyone from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith”) to Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (“The Green Lantern”) going on to tie the knot. One of the most recent couples to come to light is “Game of Thrones” stars Kit Harrington, who plays Jon Snow, and Rose Leslie, who played the dearly departed Ygritte. In an interview this month with Vogue Italia, Harrington recounted the three weeks filming in Iceland during Season 2 as a personal highlight because “the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love.” He goes on to say that he wasn’t surprised when he found himself falling for Rose, whose Ygritte becomes Snow’s lover onscreen. “If you’re already attracted to someone, and then »

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