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04/16/2012 2:31 PM
Knowing that her spontaneous engagement ring debut would be documented in a photo that would live on forever, Angelina Jolie made sure to wear a timeless outfit when she, her new fiance Brad Pitt and their son Pax paid a visit to LACMA's Chinese galleries Wednesday.
At the museum, the 36-year-old looked polished in a L'agence ivory
tie-neck blouse (which retails for $400) paired with black wide-leg
trousers and black heels.
The casual but chic outfit complemented Jolie's waif figure, but at
the same time made sure to not take away from her show-stopping bauble.
Jolie's engagement ring boasts a 7-carat center emerald-cut diamond
with another 9 carats of tapering emerald-cut diamonds around the band.
The 16-carat ring has an estimated price tag of $500,000!
The diamonds are "of the finest quality, which was then transformed
using Pitt's unique designs, cut with distinctive faceting to a shape
and size that perfectly suits Angelina's long, slender fingers," the
couple's longtime jeweler Robert Procop explained.
04/16/2012 4:21 PM
04/16/2012 5:15 PM
Angelina Jolie heads into the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Monday (April 16) in Hollywood.
The 36-year-old actress stepped out for the first time since confirming her engagement to longtime partner Brad Pitt.
Angelina debuted the engagement ring, which Brad designed, last week while visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
“Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every
aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specialty
cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem
quality,” a rep for jeweler Robert Procop told JustJared.com.
04/16/2012 5:39 PM
04/17/2012 8:41 AM
News Stories, 17 April 2012
GENEVA, April 17 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee
agency announced on Tuesday that actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie
will take on a new and expanded role for UNHCR as Special Envoy of High
Commissioner António Guterres.
During a decade of service as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Jolie has
conducted more than 40 field visits around the world, becoming an expert
on the phenomenon of forced displacement and a tireless advocate on
behalf of refugees.
"In her new role, she is expected to focus on large-scale crises
resulting in the mass displacement of people, to undertake advocacy and
represent UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic level, engaging with
relevant interlocutors on global displacement issues," spokesman Adrian
Edwards told journalists in Geneva.
He said Jolie would focus on complex emergencies and work to
facilitate lasting solutions for people displaced by conflict. "High
Commissioner Guterres is grateful to Ms. Jolie for accepting this role
at a critical time in global displacement. Her new status as Special
Envoy is effective immediately," he added.
Well done, Angie!
04/17/2012 8:45 AM
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:48am EDT
(Reuters) - Film star Angelina Jolie
will use her powerful box office fame to draw attention to some of the
world's worst humanitarian disasters, the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR said
Jolie, who has already served
more than 10 years as goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner
for Refugees (UNHCR), is taking on a new role as special envoy for
large-scale crises that cause huge numbers of civilians to flee their
She is expected to concentrate on complex emergencies and protracted refugee crises including Afghanistan and Somalia which have driven millions of people into neighboring countries, the UNHCR said.
is pleased to announce today that Angelina Jolie will take on a new and
expanded role for the U.N. refugee agency as Special Envoy of High
Commissioner Antonio Guterres," UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told a
news briefing in Geneva.
due to be named Special Representative on the Afghan refugee crisis last
October, but there has been no final agreement.
her new role, she is expected to focus on large-scale crises resulting
in the mass displacement of people, to undertake advocacy and represent
UNHCR and Mr. Guterres at the diplomatic level," Edwards added.
Jolie has already made 40 field visits to hotspots in 20 countries on behalf of the agency, including Pakistan, Haiti, Iraq, Syria and Chad. She has donated at least $5 million for its life-saving operations, Edwards said.
"This is an exceptional position reflecting an exceptional role she has played for us," he said.
04/17/2012 10:14 AM
04/17/2012 11:06 AM
Angelina Jolie has been appointed Special Envoy of UNHCR High Commissioner Antonio Guterres, the organization announced Tuesday (April 17).
In her new role, the 36-year-old actress “is expected to focus on
large-scale crises resulting in the mass displacement of people, to
undertake advocacy and represent UNHCR and Guterres at the diplomatic
level, engaging with relevant interlocutors on global displacement
issues,” UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told reporters in Geneva.
“High Commissioner Guterres is grateful to Ms. Jolie for accepting this role at a critical time in global displacement. Her new status as Special Envoy is effective immediately,” Adrian added.
Angelina has been a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for a
decade, conducting more than 40 field visits around the world where
she’s been an advocate on behalf of refugees.
04/17/2012 4:15 PM
04/17/2012 5:31 PM
04/17/2012 7:28 PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are tying the knot and their Hollywood pals are thrilled for them! HollywoodLife.com spoke with Brad’s co-star Jason Statham from the hit 2000 film Snatch at the NYC premiere of his new film Safe hosted by The Cinema Society & TW Steel and he gave us his well wishes!
“I’m very happy for him,” Jason says. “You know I love Brad and I’m very pleased that he’s happy and good luck!”
Brad and Jason starred in the crime film directed by Guy Ritchie and they’ve been buddies ever since!
They sure are, and it's an amazing place.
04/18/2012 1:50 AM
04/18/2012 7:28 AM
04/18/2012 7:47 AM
04/18/2012 7:48 AM
04/18/2012 7:50 AM
Wed Apr 18 2012 11:00
The United Nations refugee agency the UNHCR has announced
Angelina Jolie will take on a new and expanded role as a Special Envoy
of its High Commissioner.
The actress, who recently became engaged to long term partner Brad
Pitt, started working for the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees in 2000. In 2001 she was named as a goodwill
Since she started doing humanitarian work for the organisation she
has has completed over 40 field missions in some of the most remote
parts of the world.
She is considered an expert on the phenomenon of forced displacement.
Angelina's status as Special Envoy is effective immediately, she will
focus on complex emergencies and work to facilitate lasting solutions
for people displaced by conflict.
Video at link
04/18/2012 7:52 AM
Tue., Apr. 17, 2012 5:07 PM PDT
by Natalie Finn and Melanie Bromley
For Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the path to holy matrimony may start right outside their front door.
Their front door in the village of Brignol in the Var in the south of France, that is.
Not only does their 1,000-acre spread have room for a wedding of any
conscionable size, but there's a chapel on the grounds—and it's no
stranger to weddings!
Tom Bove, who owned Chateau Miraval from 1992 to 2011 (Jolie and Pitt
started leasing the property in 2008 before buying it from him) and now
lives about 30 minutes away and continues to distribute the wine
produced at their vineyard, painted an exclusive picture for E! News of
what the A-listers' nuptials could look like.
Let's just say, it sounds like a perfect place to put an aisle...
"It is 2 kilometers from the road to the home and then another 2
kilometers to the other end of the property," he describes the property.
"So it's very remote and beautiful. And it has a very special
smell—when you are there the air is filled with the smell of winter
jasmine, thyme and rosemary."
But though the Jolie-Pitt family could probably host the Oscars,
Emmys and Grammys all at once on their estate, only a select few will be
privy to their vow swap if they choose to do it in the on-site chapel.
Bove, whose son got married there, says the intimate
French-gothic-style chapel—dating back to the 1200s and rebuilt in
1880—only has standing room for about 20 people. (Fun fact: As tends to be the protocol
with Americans getting married in foreign countries, Bove's son had a
civil service in the U.S. to make things legal, then a religious
ceremony at Chateau Miraval.)
"The grounds have actually improved since [Jolie and Pitt] took it
over," Bove says. "They have thinned some of the forest and renovated
parts of it. Miraval has 20 sets of terraces in the grounds, each one is
half a mile long, they are huge and date back to Roman times, and Brad
has started rebuilding them. The property is being very
well-looked-after. It's a big place and takes a lot of energy, and I am
happy it has been passed to people who are going to keep it in good
And, what do you know, sales of the wine produced by Miraval's vineyard have gone up too.
"One of the wines they have is called Pink Floyd," Bove says. "I named it after the band because they recorded The Wall
in the recording studio at Miraval. For a music award in Sweden, I was
asked to write a letter to the band to celebrate the 30th anniversary
for the recording and I decided to name the rosé wine after them."
One question: Does Roger Waters play weddings?
04/18/2012 2:28 PM
04/18/2012 2:29 PM
American couple arrived at Baltra’s airport yesterday with their
children and bodyguards. The itinerary includes a tour inside the
Islands on board of the Queen Silvia yacht; it is considered the
luxurious one in Galápagos.
The actors will lodge in the Royal Palm hotel located in Santa Cruz Island, the same hotel where the Carlos Prince of England and his wife Camila Parker lodged while visiting the Islands in 2009.
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