Clooney proud of Pitt, Jolie charity work

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. actor George Clooney says he "couldn't be prouder" to be the friend of globetrotting do-gooders Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Nicole Kidman highest paid female actor

HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman moved from No. 2 to No. 1 as the highest paid woman in the film industry as ranked by the Hollywood Reporter. While Kidman moved to the top spot in the trade publication's annual rankings, Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon claimed

Pitt, Jolie take risky boat ride in India

MUMBAI, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- In the wake of a scandal that involved some of their security officers, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took a boat ride in India without any protection.

Jolie angry over Mumbai police conduct

MUMBAI, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Angelina Jolie is voicing her displeasure over how three of her bodyguards were treated by police in Mumbia, India, last week, a report said. Sources said that the 31-year-old Hollywood film star is angry with police in the Indian city over their

Report: Alba is ideal substitute teacher

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Jessica Alba was named the ideal celebrity to be a substitute teacher, a poll by the National Education Association found.

Angelina Jolie's bodyguards arrested

MUMBAI, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Actors Brad Pitt and Irfan Khan met with Mumbai Police Commissioner A.N. Roy over allegations that some entourage members manhandled people at a school.

Ricky Martin not joining adoption craze

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Ricky Martin will not be adopting any kids from the developing world any time soon, it was reported Thursday.

Jolie guards accused in India school scrap

MUMBAI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Bodyguards for Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are being accused once again of "manhandling" the public on a movie set in India.

Wax wedding canceled by Pitt, Jolie

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A fake wedding involving wax figures of film actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at a famed Las Vegas wax museum has been canceled by the celebrity couple. The wedding was to take place on Wednesday at the Madame Tussaud's wax museum on the Vegas Strip, b

Angelina Jolie filming 'A Mighty Heart'

MUMBAI, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Filming for the upcoming film "A Mighty Heart," based on the story of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, has begun in India.

Adoption may be in future for Jolie, Pitt

PUNE, India, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Rumors that U.S. actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are considering adoption were fueled when the celebrity couple recently visited an orphanage in India.

London gallery to offer celebrity exhibit

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Celebrities such as model Kate Moss and actor Brad Pitt are to be the focus of a photo exhibit at London's National Portrait Gallery.

Jolie, U.N. ambassador, visits refugees

NEW DELHI, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- As a United Nations agency Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie has urged the world to help the plight of Burmese and Afghan refugees in India.

Britney Spears files for divorce

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pop star and new mom Britney Spears filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Tuesday citing "irreconcilable differences" with husband Kevin Federline.

Jolie and son tour India refugee camps

NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Globetrotting U.S. actress Angelina Jolie spent the weekend in India, touring U.N. refugee camps with her young son, Maddox.
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Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie, a cast member in the motion picture thriller "Salt", attends the premiere of the film with her longtime companion, actor Brad Pitt at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on July 19, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Angelina Jolie (pronounced /dʒoʊˈliː/ joh-lee, born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie is noted for promoting humanitarian causes as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has been cited as the world's "sexiest" and "most beautiful" woman, titles for which she received substantial media attention.

Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in Lookin' to Get Out (1982), but her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major film was in the cyber-thriller Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999).

Jolie achieved wide fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and established herself among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with the Tomb Raider sequel The Cradle of Life (2003). She reinforced her reputation as a leading action star with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008), which marked her biggest non-animated commercial successes to date, and received further critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

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