January 01, 2015

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Angelina Jolie is our “Hollywood Actress of the Week” – Photo Gallery

Our selected star to be included in our “Hollywood Actress of the Week Photo Gallery” is Angelina Jolie
In 2011, Jolie made her directorial feature debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey, a love story between a Serb soldier and a Bosniak prisoner of war, set during the 1992–95 Bosnian War. She wrote the script after twice visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina in her role as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, with the aim of rekindling attention for the survivors of a war that took place in recent history. To ensure a sense of authenticity, she cast only actors from the former Yugoslavia, most of whom lived through the war—including stars Goran Kostić and Zana Marjanović—and incorporated their experiences into her script. The resulting film, which she also co-produced, was released in U.S. theaters entirely in the Serbo-Croatian-Bosnian language.

In the Land of Blood and Honey received mixed reviews from critics. Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times criticized its “contrived plot points,” but ultimately acknowledged that, as a first-time director, “Jolie accomplishes much in such a difficult area as the Bosnian war.” Writing for The New York Times, Manohla Dargis likewise criticized Jolie’s script, noting the story’s “somewhat awkward instructional, at times almost proselytizing aspect,” but opined that, for the most part, the film “moves briskly and easily holds your attention.” The film won the Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of America, which honors films that highlight provocative social issues, and received a nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It aroused both praise and criticism in the Balkans; the response from Bosniak war-victims advocacy organizations was “overwhelmingly positive,” while a Serb war prisoners group decried the film for its alleged anti-Serb bias. Sarajevo’s regional government named Jolie an honorary citizen of the capital for raising awareness of the war.
After a three-year absence from the screen, Jolie stars in Maleficent. She plays the titular role of Maleficent, the main antagonist from Disney’s 1959 animated feature Sleeping Beauty. The film will show the original story from Maleficent’s perspective, revealing the character’s background. She also directed “UNBROKEN,” a film about World War II hero Lou Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash over sea and spent two years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. Joel and Ethan Coen rewrote the script, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s biography Unbroken.
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Emma Stone and Andy Cohen Co-Host 17th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk For Women

Emma Stone (Revlon Global Brand Ambassador) and Andy Cohen co-hosted the 17th Annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women this morning in New York. Created by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Revlon and Lilly Tartikoff, the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers for women’s cancers in the United States. More than 15,000 participants joined the race to help raise critical funds to support women’s cancer research, counseling and outreach programs.
The event featured a special opening performance by recording artist Matt Goss and appearances by Karen Duffy and Denise Austin.
Registration is still open for the EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 10, hosted by Halle Berry (Revlon Global Brand Ambassador) with Christina Applegate.
To register, please visit http://do.eifoundation.org/site/TR?fr_id=1151&pg=entry
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Soccer Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is on time…

TAG Heuer, the world leader in prestigious and high-end chronographs, is proud to announce the signing of football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to a long-term partnership as a TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador.
Two-time Ballon d’Or winner, Real Madrid forward and Captain of the Portugal team for the coming World Cup in Brazil, Cristiano Ronaldo joins an illustrious roster of TAG Heuer sports stars and celebrities that includes film actors Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, WTA tennis champion Maria Sharapova, Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier and the entire crew of 2013 America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA. Past members have included actors Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman, golfing great Tiger Woods, and the most legendary names in the history of Formula One, from Ayrton Senna to Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.
“TAG Heuer is by far the best at what it does,” said Cristiano Ronaldo, “and has been for more than 150 years. No other luxury brand has such strong ties to the highest levels of sports. It is incredibly glamorous yet also so unconventional, and we share exactly the same determination: to totally change the game, push the limits and make our own rules. It is a great honor to be a part of such a powerful and pioneering legacy.”
“Every TAG Heuer creation celebrates intense life in the contemporary arena, and no individual represents this more powerfully than Cristiano,” said TAG Heuer CEO Stephane Linder. “Like TAG Heuer, Cristiano demands perfection and pushes himself harder than anyone in his domain. This is the first time we enter the world of football, and it’s a perfect fit to do that with Cristiano, opening a new trend and a new way to engage with our fans. Sports is part of our tradition because we share the same values: self motivation and discipline, pushing one’s limit, never giving up. We’ve been in the sports world since signing on as official chronograph of the 1920 Olympic Games. We started timing ski events in 1928, Formula One and regatta racing in the 1970s. Adding football alongside our longstanding link to motorsports, especially with its number 1 icon and most powerful player, is incredibly exciting.”
Born on the island of Madeira in 1985, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (named Cristiano Ronaldo or CR7) first played professionally in his native Portugal before joining Manchester United in 2003, where he scored […]

‘Glee’s’ Lea Michele becomes new face of L’Oréal Paris

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Glee’ star Lea Michele isn’t slowing down anytime soon as she has been named the new face of L’Oréal Paris.
Lea Michele will be the latest ambassador for the brand like other stars who have done it in the past such as Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Beyonce, states People. “I’m overjoyed and beyond honored to be a part of the L’Oréal Paris family. I’m such a fan of L’Oréal Paris not just for all of their amazing products, but for what they stand for,” Lea Michele said in a statement.
Her first print and television ads will reportedly start in early 2013.
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Prince Harry might be issuing apology for nude Vegas party

HollywoodNews.com: Everyone went wild when pictures of Prince Harry partying nude in Las Vegas were released, but it seems the whole thing may have gotten him in some serious trouble.
It is rumored that Harry will soon be issuing a public apology for his actions that embarrassed the Royal Family, states RadarOnline. Harry will allegedly be issuing that apology before he attends the Paralympic Games in London on August 29th.
Harry allegedly received a lecture from his family about his actions as a royal and an ambassador for the country.
However, he is allegedly upset with his handlers as he feels like they should have made sure no pictures were taken in his hotel suite.
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Katy Perry becomes new Popchips spokesperson

HollywoodNews.com: Katy Perry is certainly busy these days, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have time to take on one more project.
Perry has reportedly just been named the new spokesperson and brand ambassador for Popchips, states CNN. Along with all that, Perry is allegedly also an investor in the product.
And it seems she is more than happy to promote the product: “I was hooked after my first bite!”
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David Beckham didn’t make British Olympic team

HollywoodNews.com: In news that may be surprising to fans, it looks like David Beckham will not be a part of the 2012 British Olympic soccer team.
Beckham was hopeful about making the team as he had been an ambassador for the country while trying to get the Olympics there, states People. “Naturally I am very disappointed, but there will be no bigger supporter of the team than me,” Beckham commented.
“Like everyone, I will be hoping they can win the gold,” Beckham added about his hopes for the team despite recently receiving the negative call from coach Stuart Pearce.
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Andrew Garfield & Worldwide Orphans Foundation Salon Event

HollywoodNews.com: Last night, Andrew Garfield the star of The Amazing Spider-Man was honored as the sports ambassador by Dr. Jane Aronson and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation at the Royalton Hotel in NYC. In attendance was Spider-Man co-star, Emma Stone to show her support.
Andrew had teamed up with WWO after traveling with Dr. Aronson to Haiti and Ethiopia. Garfield saw firsthand, “the injustice of defenseless children losing their birthright.” Dr. Aronson has said that her work with Andrew is “an opportunity to show young people how service can enrich their lives.” Andrew will serve as the WWO Sports Ambassador because he believes that sports strengthen children physically and emotionally, and teach very important life skills.
Andrew Garfield was also photographed wearing the pipe-cleaner blue glasses in recognition of WWO’s Blue Glasses Campaign. WWO’s Founder and CEO Dr. Jane Aronson, wears bright blue glasses to symbolize the optimism and joy she feels for WWO’s work. “In the summer of 2010, Dr. Jane visited WWO’s summer camp in Ethiopia, where children were making art with pipe cleaners. Four-year old Mahlet picked up some blue pipe cleaners and, while studying Dr. Jane carefully, crafted a pair of blue glasses. She tugged on Dr. Jane’s sleeve and pointed to herself saying, “Me, Dr. Jane, me, Dr. Jane.” Soon every child there began crafting their own pipe cleaner glasses. Dr. Jane thought, “If only everyone could see these children as the fabulous, bright, special individuals they are. If only they could see what I see.” And that was how the Blue Glasses campaign got started. WWO believes that the blue glasses symbolize seeing the world through the eyes of an orphan.
Go to Worldwide Orphans Foundation to learn more. Do some good today, Get involved.
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Angelina Jolie gets a promotion with the U.N.

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie has it all these days as she is newly engaged to Brad Pitt and moving forward with her work with the U.N.
Jolie has reportedly just been named a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), states E! News. Jolie has been a goodwill ambassador for years but will now be representing the UNHCR at the diplomatic level.
Her new role will have her focusing on the “large-scale crises resulting in the mass displacement of people.”
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Angelina Jolie: Hot Hollywood Star Photo Gallery – Feb. 28, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie got more than a little bit of attention when she showed off her right leg at the Oscars this year in a high-slit black dress.
Now, in honor of that show-stopping look, Hollywood News is looking back at some of her other red carpet dresses in recent months.
Enjoy the photo gallery below!

Angelina Jolie started acting at a young age when she was in ‘Lookin’ to Get Out’ alongside her father, Jon Voight. Since then she has made a major name for herself in the industry as she has won an Academy Award and three Golden Globes.
Jolie has since transitioned to behind the camera as she took on her first directorial challenge with ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey.’
Jolie’s personal life has been just as busy as her career as she has adopted three children and has three biological children with boyfriend Brad Pitt.
Jolie is also known for her humanitarian work as she has established a number of charitable foundations and has been a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for years now.

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