Angelina Jolie admits that she doesn’t “enjoy being single” and is still reeling from the shock of splitting from Brad Pitt in a new interview with The Telegraph.
The pair – formerly the golden couple of Hollywood – share six children.
They filed for divorce in September of 2016, taking the world by surprise. Their separation has not been without controversy or incident, with Brad being investigated on child abuse charges (they were dropped) and Angelina making headlines for telling Vanity Fair that stress caused her to develop Bell’s palsy.
Now, Angelina is promoting her film First They Killed My Father, and is once again sitting down for an interview, this time with The Telegraph. Her marriage to Brad came up and she admits that being single is “not something I wanted.”
She adds: “There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”
Angelina continues: “Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days. Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year.”
One area of her life that seems to be going as planned is filmmaking. Angelina attended the Telluride Film Festival to screen First They Killed My Father over the weekend, and it received a standing ovation.
Her children Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11 and twins Vivienne and Knox, 9 joined her.
The film premieres September 15th on Netflix.
At the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, George Clooney fielded a lot of questions about his dark comedy Suburbicon. When the question of George possibly running for president came up, he said: “Would I like to be the next president? Oh, that sounds like fun.”
Matt Damon then interjected, saying: “Can I just say that I’d like anybody to be the next president of the United States. Right away, please!”
George’s father ran for Congress in 2004 and lost by a 10% margin. Since then, George has been fielding questions about his own possible future in politics.
The film, starring Damon and Julianne Moore, which is based on racist incidents in present-day America and one in 1957, feels unexpectedly timely, George says. The film tells the story of local townsfolk who form a racist mob in Levittown, Pa and terrorized a black couple for months.
George explains: “I was watching a lot of speeches on the campaign trail about building fences and scapegoating minorities and I started looking around at other times in our history when we’ve unfortunately fallen back into these things.”
Jennifer Garner has joined Instagram and the Internet is beyond thrilled.
The Golden Globe winner has mostly refrained from participating on social media except for an official Facebook page.
The mother of three hasn’t followed anyone else yet, but she’s quickly amassing followers herself. The first post was predictably adorable, featuring a hyperlapse video showing the words: “Summer is almost over. Don’t be sad because sad is DAS backward and DAS not good” on a letter board.
She then rearranges the letters to read: “I am officially on Instagram so please follow me because isn’t that how this works…”
A few days after joining, Jennifer already boasted around 200,000 followers, grabbing the first 120,000 in just a matter of hours.
Kendall Jenner’s infamous Pepsi ad is still haunting her. The Pepsi ad was pulled a day after its release in April following widespread criticism. Many said it co-opted imagery from the Black Lives Matter movement, and while Pepsi almost immediately apologized, Kendall didn’t say a word.
In a trailer for the upcoming season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, she finally addresses the issue. Appearing visibly distraught, she says: “It feels like my life is over!”
Sister Kim Kardashian attempted to comfort her in the clip, saying: “You made a mistake!”
Kim spoke out about the controversy last month saying, “I see her at home crying, but in the media she looks another way because she’s not addressing it. The team and everyone’s telling her not to, and I’m just like, ‘This is wrong. You need to speak up,’” Kim told The Hollywood Reporter. “She was like, ‘I don’t ever want to show that footage of me crying.’ She was trying to not make excuses or be dramatic, but that was what she was going through at the time.”
KUWTK returns September 24th to E!
Stephen Belafonte is claiming that he should have rights to visit Mel B’s daughters with actor Eddie Murphy after the breakup. Stephen filed papers on Friday amid his bitter divorce from Mel B, claiming he has spent the last decade raising the kids as his own. “By all intents and purposes, I am Angel’s father,” he wrote in the 10-page declaration. He added that Eddie has only seen the kids, Angel and Madison, a few times during their marriage.
Taylor Swift continued her disruption of Labour Day weekend by dropping the full version of her new song “…Ready for It.” The song is the second to be released from Taylor’s sixth studio album, Reputation, which is due November 10th. Lyrically it’s a love song with some sly references both to Taylor’s string of boyfriends and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor’s long romance.
The video for “Look What You Made Me Do” shattered streaming records after its world premiere on the MTV Video Music Awards. The clip had the biggest debut of any video in YouTube history, clocking 43.2 million views in 24 hours.
Taylor has also done her part for Hurricane Harvey relief. A note on the Houston Food Bank’s Facebook page reads, “Taylor Swift has generously made a very sizable donation to Houston Food Bank in honor of her mother who graduated from the University of Houston. We thank you, Taylor, and we thank everyone for donating to help rebuild our community.”
Meanwhile, Taylor made a rare public appearance Saturday at the wedding of her long-time best friend, Abigail Anderson, in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Abigail, Taylor’s best friend since high school, is name-checked in the song “Fifteen” from the 2008 album Fearless: “You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail/ And soon enough you’re best friends/ Laughing at the other girls/ Who think they’re so cool/ We’ll be out of here as soon as we can … And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind/ And we both cried.”