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.

Brad Pitt helps with Habitat for Humanity

LONAVALA, India, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Actor Brad Pitt visited Lonavala, India, to help build houses with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

'Fugitive' Wesley Snipes in Namibia

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Actor Wesley Snipes, indicted earlier this week on U.S. tax evasion charges, is in Namibia making a movie.

Wallace, Jolie to take on 'Atlas Shrugged'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- "Braveheart" writer Randall Wallace and actress Angelina Jolie are teaming up for a Hollywood interpretation of Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged."

Jolie's driver sideswipes biker in escape

PUNE, India, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- The driver for Angelina Jolie reportedly sideswiped a 19-year-old on his motor bike in India during an escape attempt from area paparazzi.

Pitt and Jolie donate to Pearl Foundation

ENCINO, Calif., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a donation of $100,000 to the Daniel Pearl Foundation, People magazine reported. The foundation is named after the late Wall Street Journal reporter, who was kidnapped and killed in Pakistan in 2002.

'Lord of the Rings' takes movie poll

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" won favorite movie on Movies.com's first readers poll and Paris Hilton took most overrated star.

Angelina Jolie taking more serious roles

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie seems to be opting for more serious film roles, including Dagny Taggart in the film adaptation of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." The "Tomb Raider" action-adventure franchise star also will be appearing in "Beowulf" and Robert Deniro's "The Go

Beckhams top sexy celebrity parent lists

LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Victoria and David Beckham have been named Britain's "yummiest mummy" and "dishiest dad" in a survey for baby food company Avent.

Artist puts real elephant in the room

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A British artist has raised some hackles in Los Angeles by turning an elephant into art.

Toronto film fest abuzz about 'Babel'

TORONTO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- "Babel" and its star Brad Pitt have been causing a buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Pitt-Jolie family moving to new digs

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are packing to leave their home in Malibu, Calif., for the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles where Pitt owns property.
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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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