The white gold and black diamond accessories feature a snake motif and retail for $10,000 (£6,250).
All proceeds from sales of the cufflinks will benefit the Education Partnership for Children of Conflict (EPCC) - a charitable organisation Jolie co-founded.
It's not the first time Pitt has been associated with gems - he and his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston designed jewellery for Damiani, the same company which crafted the couple's engagement and wedding rings.
The tragedy of Sept. 11 was clearly remembered Saturday as the Sundance Film Festival showcased five documentaries revolving around the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center. The shorts dealt with a wide range of topics, from death to survival to dealing with hate crimes against Muslims to protests against the U.S. war effort.
Made by New Yorkers in the days following the collapse of the Twin Towers, the films left audiences gasping, weeping and even singing at the end of one film, We Are Family, about how celebrities raised money for victims' families.
"It's not a program about what happened that day," Geoffrey Gilmore, artistic director of the famed independent film festival, told Reuters. "That's something that's going to happen over the next couple of years."
Even though Survivor winner Ethan Zohn was pretty excited about winning a million dollars, fewer viewers seemed to be. The ratings for CBS' Survivor: Africa finale were far below the previous two installments, only taking in 27.3 million viewers compared to 51.7 million and 36.4 million, for the first and second Survivor shows, respectively.
Adoring couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston settled their $50 million federal lawsuit against Italian jewelry designer Silvia Damiani, after accusing the jeweler of marketing copies of the wedding ring Pitt designed for his lady love on the Internet and using the stars' names and faces for publicity. Apparently, it was all just a big misunderstanding and now Pitt has agreed to design an exclusive line of jewelry for Damiani while Aniston will peddle it in advertisements. Well, glad that was cleared up.
Yet another twist in the Oscar race...A Beautiful Mind was picked as the year's top movie by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Other accolades for the film went to Russell Crowe for best actor, Jennifer Connelly as best supporting actress and Mind director Ron Howard, who tied with Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge) for best director. Sissy Spacek took another nod for best actress for her turn in In the Bedroom and Ben Kingsley won best supporting actor for Sexy Beast.
The late R&B singer Aaliyah, who died tragically in plane crash in August, topped the British singles charts with her song "More Than A Woman." It was the first British No. 1 for the American singer/actress, as she ousted UK newcomer Daniel Bedingfield's debut "Gotta Get Thru This."
Jurassic Park and ER creator/writer Michael Crichton has filed for divorce from his fourth wife, Anne-Marie Martin, after 14 years of marriage. Crichton moved out of the couple's Bedford, N.Y. home and now lives in California with their 12-year-old daughter, Taylor.
NBC late-night talk show host and funny guy Conan O'Brien said "I do" Saturday at the St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Wash. to Liza Powel, a Seattle ad executive. He met her when she appeared on his show in a skit about advertising.
Muhammad Ali got the greatest star of all on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Friday--but not where people could walk all over him. He insisted his star be installed on the wall of the new Kodak Theater complex instead of joining the other 2,188 famous people on the famed Hollywood Boulevard.
Actress Rebecca Gayheart has expressed "sorrow and regret" for an accident in which she reportedly ran over and killed a 9-year-old boy who was crossing the street in Hollywood, The Associated Press reports. The parents of Jorge Cruz Jr., who was hit June 13, sued Gayheart on Monday for wrongful death after their son received head injuries and died the next day. Cruz' lawyers contends the actress was talking on a cellular phone when the Jeep Grand Cherokee hit the boy. "Despite the allegations in the lawsuit, the facts will establish that this was a most unfortunate accident. The pain of this tragedy will live with me forever," Gayheart said Wednesday in a statement released to Access Hollywood.
Singer Bobby Brown was rushed to a Morristown, N.J., hospital to receive treatment after he suffered a seizure because of the intense heat and hectic recording schedule of his new album. Brown was rushed to the Morrison Memorial Hospital by his wife-singer Whitney Houston at 3 a.m. Wednesday. He reportedly waited 90 minutes in the emergency room and was not admitted, the New York Post reported. Houston's spokeswoman, Nancy Seltzer said Brown "hadn't been getting enough fluid and basically he was lightheaded."
Emmy-winning director Alan Rafkin, whose work included such television comedies as The Andy Griffith Show and M*A*S*H, died Monday of heart disease at the UCLA Medical Center, AP reports. Rafkin directed episodes for more than 80 primetime television series, including The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and I Dream of Jeannie.
Blake Edwards, 79, was awarded the Rhode Island International Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday. His wife, actress Julie Andrews, accepted the award in his honor because Edwards had come down with pneumonia and a high fever, AP reports.
Guido Damiani, chief executive officer and general manager of Damiani Group, responsible for creating the wedding rings for Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, has denied the couple's $50 million lawsuit claiming that the firm broke the pact of not selling similar wedding rings in its jewelry store. Damini said that the rings were original designs owned by the company.
Tribune Entertainment can continue to use the name Mutant X for its upcoming syndicated TV show, but the name does violated the rights of 20th Century Fox, a New York judge ruled Thursday. Fox had sued Tribune allegedly that Mutant X bore too many similarities to its X-Men film series. The ruling will still allow Tribune to launch the show into syndication starting the week of Oct. 1.
Country singer Terri Clark lost her driver's license for a year and receive six-months probation after she pleaded guilty Thursday to drunk driving, AP reports. Her license was suspended because she refused to take a blood-alcohol test. Clark, 33, was stopped for speeding May 2.
The children of singer Perry Como, responsible for such hits as "Catch a Falling Star" and "Papa Loves Mambo," battled over the late 88-year-old singer's medical care before he died of Alzheimer's disease on May 12, Palm Beach County court records show. According to AP, his four children were fighting over who would be the personal representative of their father's estate. As a result, Como's estate will be distributed to his three children and 13 grandchildren. His wife of 65 years, Roselle, died in 1998.
The World Wrestling Federation lost a legal battle with the former World Wildlife Fund on Friday over the use of the WWF initials, Reuters reports. The agreement placed a series of restrictions on the Federation's use of the letters WWF for the purposes of its business, which the Wildlife Fund--now known as the Worldwide Fund for the Nature-- Fund claimed had been breached.
Colombian television producer RCN has hired the William Morris Agency Inc. in its bid to find a potential American producer to introduce the Colombian soap opera potential Betty la Fea (Ugly Betty) into the U.S. market. Producers believe that the soap, which has had enormous success in Europe and Latin America, could translate into an English-language version. According to Reuters, Univision Communications Inc., the No.1 U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster, acquired the rights to air Betty la Fea in the fall.
Newlyweds Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston want their wedding rings to be one of a kind.
They filed a $50 million lawsuit Wednesday against the Italian jewelry designer Silvia Damiani and Damiani International for an alleged breach of an agreement preventing him from never replicating their wedding rings.
The lawsuit claimed that Damiani not only reproduced the rings but offered them for sale on the Internet and at jewelry stores in Palm Desert, Calif., and Las Vegas.
"Damiani essentially made Pitt and Aniston serve as its unwilling shills, hawking its jewelry to potential customers," the lawsuit claimed, as reported by The Associated Press.
The couple's legal complaint also alleges that Damiani used Pitt's original designs to get "the type of publicity that money can't buy: The purported endorsement and sponsorship of perhaps the world's most recognizable couple."
The rings were made in white gold, connected by a bevy of diamonds. Pitt's ring has 10 diamonds and is engraved with the words "Jen 2000" with Aniston's ring incorporating 20 diamonds and engraved with "Brad 2000."
The rings being sold online are concentric bands in 18 karat white or yellow gold, connected by 12 or 13 diamonds and cost about $1,000 apiece. They are custom-ordered and take about two months to make.
The lawsuit seeks to stop the sale of any such rings, now and in the future.