Angelina Jolie's ex-girlfriend, model Jenny Shimizu, has tied the knot just days after the actress married longtime love Brad Pitt. The Tomb Raider star and Pitt exchanged vows during a private, intimate ceremony at their estate in Correns, France on 23 August (14), and the following week (ends31Aug14), Shimizu wed socialite Michelle Harper in New York City.
The former Calvin Klein model met brand consultant Harper in 2012, and photos of Harper in a voluminous wedding gown and walking in the streets of the Big Apple were released Wednesday (03Sep14).
Jolie and Shimizu first met on the set of their 1996 film Foxfire, and the actress famously stated in an interview with Girlfriends magazine in 1997 that she "probably have married Jenny Shimizu if I hadn't married my husband" of the time, British actor Jonny Lee Miller.
Jolie added, "I fell in love with her the first second I saw her."
Jolie and Miller wed in 1996, but separated the following year and finalised their divorce in 1999.
Newlywed Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children. The Hollywood couple tied the knot during an intimate, secret ceremony at its Chateau Miraval estate in Correns, France on 23 August (14), and made the event a family affair.
In the first images of the ceremony, released to America's People magazine, the Tomb Raider beauty is shown wearing a flowing Atelier Versace wedding gown, designed by the brand's master tailor Luigi Massi.
And Massi helped created a special accessory for Jolie, as her veil was covered with colourful drawings by their kids Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox.
Gushing about Massi's work to the publication, she says, "Luigi is like family to me and I couldn't imagine anyone else making this dress. He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together."
As for Pitt, he decided to wear a suit from his closet, complete with a tie borrowed from one of his sons, since the actor forgot to pack his own.
The kids were also involved in the ceremony, with Maddox and Pax walking Jolie down the aisle, Shiloh and Knox serving as ring bearers, and Zahara and Vivienne playing the roles of flower girls.
Jolie and Pitt add, "It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."
Another picture features the entire Jolie-Pitt clan sitting on steps at the estate as they pose in the formal wear for a family portrait, while a photo published in Hello! Magazine shows the couple's first kiss, as the two happily lock lips after exchanging vows.
Jolie and Pitt began dating in 2005 after meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith and became engaged in 2012.
It is Pitt's second marriage following his divorce from actress Jennifer Aniston in 2005. Jolie was previously wed to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have stunned Hollywood by announcing they tied the knot in a secret ceremony on Saturday (23Aug14).
The Tomb Raider star wed the Hollywood actor at a small chapel at Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, a spokesman for the couple confirms.
The private, nondenominational civil ceremony was attended by family and friends of the superstar couple, and was conducted by a Californian judge, who gave Jolie and Pitt their marriage licence in the U.S.
The couple's six children were all involved in the wedding - Maddox and Pax walked Jolie down the aisle, Shiloh and Knox were ring bearers, while Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals. Shiloh, eight, and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, are the couple's biological children while Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, and Zahara, nine, are adopted.
Jolie and Pitt began dating in 2005 after meeting on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and they have been dogged by marriage speculation for years. They got engaged in 2012. It is Pitt's second marriage following his divorce from actress Jennifer Aniston in 2005. Jolie was previously wed to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton.
Angelina Jolie has become a target for Chinese film fans after questioning director Ang Lee's links to their nation in a media interview. The actress was promoting her new movie Maleficent, which is set to open in China later this month (Jun14), when she was asked to name her favourite Chinese director.
She chose the Life of Pi filmmaker, and then stated, "I am not sure if you consider Ang Lee Chinese; he's Taiwanese, but he does many Chinese-language films with many Chinese artists and actors, and I think his works and the actors in his films are the ones I am most familiar with and very fond of."
The remarks courted controversy because Taiwan and China have been at odds since 1949, and the Chinese people see Taiwan as a renegade province. Jolie's comments prompted a series of scathing attacks online, with some Chinese film fans threatening to boycott her movies, according to The Wall Street Journal.
One upset fan wrote, "By implying that Taiwan and China are two separate countries, in a moment of excitement, a brilliant woman became a stupid laughingstock." Another called the actress "a deranged Taiwan independence supporter."
Maleficent is scheduled for release in China on 20 June (14).
"That's where I met Jonny, who is still a great friend. I think of him when I think of that. Although, I'm sure the movie looks so ancient now, but we had a lot of fun making that." Angelina Jolie remains close to her first husband Jonny Lee Miller, who she met on the set of 1995 movie Hackers. The couple wed in 1996 but split three years later.
Actress Angelina Jolie is still hoping her long-delayed Cleopatra film will hit the big screen. Filmmaker James Cameron first revealed he was interested in developing a 3D movie about the Egyptian queen in 2010 and he wanted the Salt star to take on the role.
Following the news of Cameron's involvement, it was reported David Fincher was in talks to direct the film, but he reportedly declined to take on the project in 2012.
Life of Pi director Ang Lee was also added to the list of potential filmmakers, but he still hasn't signed on.
While Jolie admits the process has been difficult, she feels the film can still come together.
She tells People magazine, "I've been working on (it) forever. It's the hardest one to get done, so it's either going to be one of those that you just walk away and say, 'It was too hard', or it comes together beautifully and you really take it on."
Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity were the toast of the 2014 Oscars on Sunday (02Mar14), but it was 12 Years A Slave which was named Best Picture on Hollywood's biggest night. The Steve McQueen slave drama was a triple threat, also scoring Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley.
AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club served up a double win in the male acting categories with Matthew McConaughey earning his first Oscar for Best Actor and Jared Leto claiming Best Supporting Actor, while Cate Blanchett took home the Best Actress title for her star turn in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.
However, it was Gravity which scored the most wins of the night with seven, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron and a string of technical awards.
The 86th annual ceremony was presented by Ellen DeGeneres and she opened the prestigious event by joking about the heavy rain which has lashed the usually-sunny state of California in the past few days, and poking fun at Jennifer Lawrence for her clumsy nature after she stumbled and fell to her knees on the red carpet as she arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood - a year after she tripped up the stairs on the way to pick up her 2013 Best Actress Oscar.
Each of the nominations for Best Original Song were performed, but it was Frozen star Idina Menzel's rendition of Let It Go which earned husband and wife songwriting team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez the award.
Pop star Pink helped to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz by belting out Somewhere Over the Rainbow in front of Judy Garland's children Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft, who were among the guests in the audience, and Bette Midler made her performance debut at the awards by singing Wind Beneath My Wings following the annual In Memoriam segment, which featured tributes to the likes of James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Karen Black, Paul Walker, Annette Funicello, Peter O'Toole, Richard Griffiths, Sid Caesar, Shirley Temple Black, Harold Ramis, film critic Roger Ebert and former Academy president Tom Sherak.
The full list of winners at the 2014 Oscars is:
Best Motion Picture of the Year:
12 Years A Slave
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years A Slave
Best Achievement in Directing:
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Best Writing, Original Screenplay:
Spike Jonze, Her
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay:
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
Best Animated Feature Film:
Frozen - Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee & Peter Del Vecho
Best Foreign Language Film of the Year:
The Great Beauty (Italy)
Best Achievement in Cinematography:
Gravity - Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Achievement in Film Editing:
Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron & Mark Sanger
Best Achievement in Production Design:
The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin & Beverley Dunn
Best Achievement in Costume Design:
The Great Gatsby - Catherine Martin
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling:
Dallas Buyers Club - Adruitha Lee & Robin Mathews
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score:
Gravity - Steven Price
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song:
Let It Go from Frozen - Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing:
Gravity - Skip Lievsay, Niv Adiri, Christopher Benstead & Chris Munro
Best Achievement in Sound Editing:
Gravity - Glenn Freemantle
Best Achievement in Visual Effects:
Gravity - Timothy Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk & Neil Corbould
Best Documentary, Feature:
Twenty Feet From Stardom - Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers
Best Documentary, Short Subject:
The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life
Best Short Film, Animated:
Mr Hublot - Laurent Witz & Alexandre Espigares
Best Short Film, Live Action:
Helium - Anders Walter & Kim Magnusson
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award:
Angelina Jolie has not made any attempt to purchase a heart-shaped island to mark her fiance Brad Pitt's 50th birthday, according to the landowners' daughter. The Wanted actress was reported this week (begs25Nov13) to have paid $20 million (£13.3 million) to buy Petra Island in New York as a gift for her longtime beau, who celebrates the age milestone on 18 December (13).
Jolie was allegedly drawn to the secluded location because it boasts two luxurious properties designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whom Pitt is a great admirer of.
Owners Joseph and Barbara Massaro placed the island up for sale four months ago, but they have not received any offers - let alone from the superstar.
Their daughter, Donna, tells the New York Post, "I don't have any idea where that (report) came from. The family threw it out there (put it up for sale) to see if anyone was interested, and so far no (potential buyers) have (come forward).
Jolie has previously splurged her millions to spoil Pitt on his birthday - she allegedly purchased a waterfall in California in 2011 so the actor could build his dream home around it, just like the Fallingwater property Lloyd Wright built on a similar piece of land in Pennsylvania in 1939.
Rocker Lenny Kravitz missed out on the chance to get up close and personal with a young Angelina Jolie in the music video for Stand By My Woman after the director rejected her audition. The American Woman hitmaker reveals Paul Boyd wasn't impressed by Jolie's screen test for the early 1990s promo, so he dismissed the fledgling actress.
Kravitz tells Us Weekly magazine, "Angelina Jolie auditioned for the lead in my Stand by My Woman video. The director passed!"
Jolie would go on to make her mark in Hollywood after landing a starring role in cyber thriller Hackers in 1995, before scoring an Oscar for her performance in hit 1999 drama Girl, Interrupted.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can add a new winemaking accolade to their awards cabinet after winning acclaim for their Chateau Miraval Rose 2012. The couple's top bottle has been named among the 84 wines of the year by Wine Spectator magazine - making it the "best rose in the world".
When the wine first hit stores this spring (13), all 6,000 bottles sold out within five hours.
The rose is the first hit from a partnership between the movie stars and Provence's winemaking Perrin family.
The Wine Spectator magazine nod comes just three days after Jolie was honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the fourth annual Governors Ball in Hollywood on Saturday (16Nov13).