Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are facing the possibility of a Disney-themed wedding after handing their children the task of planning the ceremony. The Hollywood superstars are planning to cement their relationship after 10 years together, and they have enlisted the help of their six kids, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
However, Jolie admits she may have made a mistake as the youngsters' suggestions so far have been outlandish. She tells People.com, "We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be. Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding. "They will, in a way, be the wedding planners. It's going to be Disney or paintball - one or the other!"
Jolie and Pitt became engaged in 2012. They have not revealed when they plan to walk down the aisle, but sources suggest the ceremony will take place later this year (14).
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's daughter Vivienne isn't the only family member featured in mum's new Disney film Maleficent - the couple's adopted kids Pax and Zahara also appear with their tutors. Jolie has revealed that the siblings have uncredited roles in a christening scene at the beginning of the film.
She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "They're with their teachers. The idea of that day was the prince and princesses from around the world show up for the christening, so there will people of all races, all creeds.
"It was Pax and his teacher, who is Vietnamese, playing the Vietnamese Queen and Prince and then Zahara and her teacher playing the African or Nubian queen and princess.
"I had to walk by them being very mean. Of course, I wanted to stop and wink at them."
Little Vivienne portrays the young Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty, in the film.
Brad Pitt regularly leaves his children squirming with disgust when he showers their mum Angelina Jolie with affection. The actors rarely have any alone time as they are constantly juggling their parenting commitments with their busy work schedules, but Pitt's pal Frank Pollaro, who owns a furniture business with the Moneyball hunk, reveals the couple is still crazy about each other after eight years together.
He tells Esquire magazine, "Once I walked in and Angie was standing there and (eight-year-old daughter) Zahara walked up and said, 'Daddy, you're not going to start making out with Mommy again, are you?' And it's like that. This is a guy who has tried not to do any sexy scenes with other women since he's met Angelina. He's crazy about her, and she's the same way about him."
And the designer insists the stars are also beyond dedicated to their six boys and girls: "No matter how hard he's working, if one of those kids runs by the window he'll get out of his chair and give them a kiss. And I don't think I've ever seen Angie without one of those children in her arms."
Angelina Jolie took a brave step as a mother this month, as she revealed in her New York Times editorial. With the full weight of her mother's untimely death at the age of 56 due to cancer, Jolie took a preventative measure for her health, undergoing a double mastectomy that reduced her chances of breast cancer from 87 percent to five percent. Many fans, journalists, and any other humans with the ability and desire to praise others (including Mr. Jolie, Brad Pitt) have touted Jolie's decision and subsequent openness as heroic. And that, dear people of the Internet, is the only appropriate response at a time like this.
The problem is that there are many people who don't seem to understand that. Jolie has been a polarizing figure in pop culture for years. She endured the supporters of Team Jennifer Aniston when Jolie's affair with Pitt was publicized as the cause for Pitt's divorce from America's favorite girl next door. People love to groan at her children, adopted from destitute countries as an elitist move. When she makes a bad movie, we don't hear the end of it... ever. (Just say the name The Tourist to any movie lover and see what happens.) But when it comes to something this sensitive, comments like "Sorry, but I still can't get over the fact that she's a husband stealer" or "Jolie's not been in the news recently so she must be gagging for some media coverage" or calling the surgery "something only rich people can afford."
This is not okay. Not only are these people missing the point, they're lacking in one essential element: humanity. As Jolie is baring her soul, something she's not wont to do unless it's for a good reason, and opening her most personal struggle to the world for a reason: "I hope it helps to know you have options." And yes, Jolie's procedures at the Pink Lotus Breast Center are likely out of most readers' price ranges, but that doesn't diminish what she's saying. Her goal, in being open and using her fame as a megaphone on the issue, as she states it, is to raise awareness and perhaps even expand women's access to healing and preventative measures.
"It has got to be a priority to ensure more women can access gene testing and live-saving preventative treatment, whatever their means and background, whereever they live," she writes. It may be a lofty, potentially unattainable goal, but it's one that's coming from her heart. It's one meant to counteract the "deep sense of powerlessness" she says cancer can create in its victims.
And while this announcement has certainly made her a trending topic, it's not as if she threw out some Kardashianesque scoop, hoping to drum up ratings for her new reality show. She's using the voracious appetite of the Internet and the rest of media to send her message of health far and wide; she's using the untameable monster for good. How is that something to harp on? Put simply: it's not.
You can hate Angie for stealing Brad. You can hate her for being too beautiful or elitist. You can hate the amount of attention she gets for simply taking her kids to a theme park. You can even hate her for the way she cocks her eyebrow like seduction is second nature or the way her voice carries on like that of a queen in a Disney movie. You cannot, however, hate her for baring her soul in a genuine, articulate, and candid manner as a measure of encouraging women's agency over their own health.
Jolie may be one of the biggest celebrities in the world, but she still has a heart. Those who question that fact, however, are the ones I'd be worried about.
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To play young Aurora in Disney's Maleficent, her very first movie, four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (offspring of box office power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt) will be earning a whopping $3,000/week, TMZ reports. Only, it turns out, that's not such a staggering figure.
While three grand weekly may sound like an exorbitant paycheck for someone who hasn't yet made it to kindergarten (and in the real world, it is), the salary is actually in line with the SAG-AFTRA union guidelines. According to the SAG-AFTRA Theatrical Wage Tables, the rate set for weekly performers between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 is $2,921/week.
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An industry source confirms for Hollywood.com that the rate is not dependent on age. "There's no distinction upon age. The rates are the same no matter how old you are. You can negotiate for more if you're well-known or a lead actor, but $2, 921/week or $842/day is the bare minimum union rate."
Our source concedes that the union rate changes based on the movie's budget, but an actor — even a very young one — on a big budget film like Maleficent (which is estimated at $200 million) will certainly be earning the full $2,921.
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Now, the SAG-AFTRA union rate for background actors is much lower — $144/day — but we know Ms. Jolie-Pitt is going to get her closeup.
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The couple's brood of six - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne - put pen to paper to detail their wish lists and posted them off in the village of Littlebourne in Kent, England, where their famous father was re-shooting scenes for upcoming blockbuster World War Z.
Littlebourne post office assistant Fiona Lindsay tells People.com, "It was so cute. All the children sent messages to Father Christmas and were absolutely beautifully behaved.
"Just like any other kids in a sweet shop they were excited, but Angelina controlled them perfectly. It was lovely. They were all very polite. They were just a bunch of gorgeous, happy kids."
The movie star's children with Angelina Jolie were spotted delivering letters to Father Christmas in Kent, England last month (Nov12), and Pitt can only hope they'll forgive him and their mum when they realise the truth about Santa.
He explains, "I'm not real big on the whole Santa thing. I thought it was a huge act of betrayal when I was a kid. I didn't like that. When I found out the truth, I was like, 'Why? Why? Why would you lie to me? Why?'"
But he's not about to ruin Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne's holidays: "I tell them that some people believe it's Santa, and some people believe it's parents (who put your gifts out), and you get to believe whatever you want."
The Salt star and her fiance Brad Pitt are parents to a brood of six: Maddox, 11; Pax, nine; Zahara, seven; Shiloh, six, and twins Knox and Vivienne, four - and Jolie admits she is thinking about becoming a full-time mum within the next decade because she won't be able to juggle her career with her parenting duties and her extensive charity work.
She tells England's Channel 4 News, "I think I'm going to have to give up the acting as the kids hit the teenage years... (there will be) too much to manage at home.
"I have enjoyed being an actress. I am so grateful to the job and I have had great experiences and I have even been able to tell stories and be a part of stories that mattered and I have done things for fun. But if it went away tomorrow I would be very happy to be home with the children."
The news comes just months after 48-year-old Pitt announced he was planning to retire when he hits 50.
He told U.K. publication The Sunday Times' Culture magazine, "We all have a shelf life, and mine is coming."
Fifty percent of Angelina Jolie's children will star alongside their famous mother in her upcoming live-action Disney film Maleficent .
According to US Weekly, home of all things regarding the Jolie/Pitt clan, 8-year-old Pax Jolie-Pitt and 7-year-old Zahara Jolie-Pitt, will join their little sister, 4-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt (who is playing the young version of Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora in the movie) on screen. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, who appeared in her dad Brad Pitt's Oscar-nominated film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, was rumored to have a small part in Maleficent as well, but opted out. Kids!
A source told the magazine that Pax and Zahara have smaller, non-speaking roles in the Sleeping Beauty spin-off. A VP for feature casting at Disney had no comment for Hollywood.com regarding the story.
Maleficent — which is planned for a March 14 2014 release in theaters — is the Sleeping Beauty origins story which tells the tale of the evil fairy (see Jolie in full, villainous garb here) casting her spell on baby Aurora.
How close Maleficent will stick to the 1959 original Sleeping Beauty is unknown, but the films make-up artist Rick Baker assured Hollywood.com, "It's not the traditional Maleficent from the cartoon. But it's going to be cool."
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The actress' four-year-old daughter Vivienne, whose dad is Brad Pitt, was cast as the child version of Elle Fanning's character Princess Aurora in the upcoming adaptation of classic tale Sleeping Beauty.
Now it has emerged Vivienne's older siblings Pax, eight, and Zahara, seven, also have non-speaking parts in the fantasy film, which stars their Oscar-winning mum as the princess' arch enemy.
According to Us Weekly, Jolie's six-year-old daughter Shiloh was also offered to join in the fun, but she lost interest when it came time to step in front of the cameras.
A source tells the publication, "They have smaller parts. Shiloh was supposed to be in it, too, but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen, so she ended up not being in the film."