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Alicia Vikander Has A Major Girlcrush On Angelina Jolie

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Lara Croft, meet Lara Croft?

Back in April, Alicia Vikander was cast as the new Lara Croft in a planned reboot of the franchise. In 2001 and 2003, our old pal Angelina Jolie starred as Lara Croft in two films, and then she walked away from the franchise… although there was talk over the years of getting Jolie to do a third film, but no dice. So, Alicia’s in for a new Tomb Raider, one that will be based off of the rebooted video game. The question is, can Vikander carry a big action franchise AND can she meet Angelina?!

In a way, Angelina Jolie paved the way for Alicia Vikander. E! News’ Maria Menounos caught up with the 27-year-old actress Monday at the Las Vegas premiere of her new movie, Jason Bourne, and asked her how it feels to be taking over the role Jolie made famous 15 years ago.

“That is a woman I would love to meet,” Vikander said of Jolie, a fellow Oscar winner who starred in 2001′s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and its sequel, 2003′s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. “She made an icon of that character, of course.” Vikander said she is a longtime fan of Jolie’s work, both in front of and behind the camera. “She’s quite an incredible woman,” she raved of the actress, director and writer. “I would love to meet her.”

However, Vikander won’t be calling Jolie for advice as she prepares to play the video game character.

“What we’re doing is something quite different since they rebooted the game in 2013. It’s a whole new take,” she explained to Menounos. “We’re doing a film of that game.”

(Via E! News)

I think Vikander is being honest about how she would love to meet Angelina, but advice? Come on. Vikander is a great actress in her own right, and probably doesn’t want to sully her own preconception and exploration of the character with Angie interps from the past. Right?

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Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:09am
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Angelina Jolie Will Be A Visiting Professor At The London School Of Economics

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After the debacle that was By the Sea, hell, why not?

Angelina has always emphasized her humanitarian work. And because Brad is currently filming a movie with Marion Cotillard in England and all over Europe, it’s convenient that Angie stick to her nonprofit and advocacy stuff and get a side gig. And so, she did: A visiting professorship at The London School of Economics.

Angelina Jolie Pitt is taking her passion for women’s rights and gender equality to the classroom. The actress, 40, is set to join the London School of Economics as a visiting professor for the new masters course on women, peace and security for the 2016-2017 school year. As a visiting professor, Jolie Pitt will deliver guest lectures, participate in workshop and public events, and continue research on projects.

“I am very encouraged by the creation of this master’s programme. I hope other academic institutions will follow this example, as it is vital that we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict,” Jolie Pitt said in a statement. “I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”

The course, which is the first of its kind internationally, was launched last year by Jolie Pitt and Britain’s former foreign secretary, William Hauge – who will also serve as a visiting professor.

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security Ambassador Melanne Verveer said they, too, are looking forward to bringing the program to the stateside campus.

“I was pleased to meet with Angelina Jolie during my recent trip to London on ways we at Georgetown University can continue the collaboration between our sister programs on both sides of the Atlantic,” said Verveer. “We look forward to welcoming Angelina and former foreign secretary Hague to Georgetown in the future.”

(Via People)

Can you even imagine being a nerdy British econ nerd and walking into your classroom and Angelina Jolie is there, taking role call? OMG.

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Posted Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 11:11am
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Chelsea Handler HATES Angelina Jolie.

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Oh Chelsea Handler. Do you really love/support other women or is this all part of your agenda? .

Drew Barrymore made an appearance on Chelsea Handler’s first Netflix show, and when she popped by they discussed how much they support and love other women. Chelsea ended the thing with this gem: “If you are a girl you should kind of like other girls, and if you don’t, your name is Angelina Jolie.” Which feels dated, but also, it felt like she was ready to target Angelina Jolie the whole time. It’s no secret that the woman hates Angelina, but apparently that usurps her ability to make a current joke and/or make light of a feud that feels very 2003.

Chelsea’s promoting her new Netflix show, so in doing that she got to write an essay for Motto magazine, which is put out by Time. She talks at length about her singledom and how single women are stigmatized by society. Which, I agree with. But my problem with Chelsea has always been that it’s all about HER, and being SNARKY, and not really about a cause. Here are some tidbits:

On the practicality of being single: I understand the urge to procreate and the beauty of having children, but on the other hand, might perhaps this “be fruitful and multiply” experiment of 7.4 billion humans on the planet possibly be due for a serious mental health and environmental check-up.

On single men: Is is the tradition in what is still mostly a man’s world, single females still bear the disproportionate brunt of single-shaming and single-bewilderment-syndrome, while men tend to receive an understanding wink and a nod regarding their bachelor achievements, bedroom conquests and beer breakfasts.

On embracing being single: It’s not just O.K. to be single for both men and women—it’s wonderful to be single, and society needs to embrace singlehood in all its splendiferous, solitary glory.

On what to say to single women: Next time you see a single woman, instead of asking her where her boyfriend, husband or eunuch is, congratulate her on her accomplished sense of self and for reaching the solitary mountaintop by herself without a ring on her finger weighing her down like a male paperweight.

(Motto Via Celebitchy)

I mean, I AGREE with all of this, but it’s easier said than done, as Chelsea dated the head of E! until her show was off the ground, and the rest was history. Now, Chelsea says she uses apps for sex, which is not something I believe, but I hope is true.

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Posted Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 10:10am
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Burt Reynolds Thinks Angelina Jolie Should Run For President

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Tell us more, Burt Reynolds

Burt was at SXSW to promote The Bandit, a documentary he made about the late stuntman (and Burt’s buddy) Hal Needham. Much like Burt’s promotional tour for his memoir several months ago, the actor has been happy to discuss any number of subjects, and he’s been kinda loose and palling around, which makes for some good interview material. The Daily Beast interviewed him ahead of SXSW, and not surprsingly, some of the most interesting bits don’t have anything to do with The Bandit. Some highlights:

He’s friendly with Donald Trump, but he’s not endorsing Trump: “I don’t think there’s any question that Donald is going to be nominated. You know, our current president has kind of messed things up the last four years. But I don’t know who I would vote for…I’m worried about Donald in terms of us getting into a war, because he’s all for certain things. I like him very much personally. I know him, and I like him. He’s always been nice and sweet and kind to me. But he seems to be like a sheriff that’s quick on the draw.”

He thinks his friend Jon Voight should run for office: “If any actor was going to run for office, it should be Jon Voight. I think he’s quite brilliant in terms of handling himself and he always knows what’s going on in politics. I have [encouraged him to run]! He gets red in the face and says he couldn’t do it. But I think he would be wonderful.”

No, he thinks Angelina Jolie should run for office: “It’s Jon Voight’s daughter that should run,” he laughed, noting that he’s known Angelina Jolie since she was a child. “I like her a lot. She’s not afraid to tackle anything, and she’s a very, very sweet girl.”

His Cosmo centerfold: “I thought I’d made a horrible mistake and I wished I hadn’t done it! A lot of people took it in the spirit that it was meant. They saw that I was smiling and it was meant to be a Playboy takeoff. I had fun, but as I remember the only way I could do it was I had to have a few toddies before… quite a few, in fact. It took a few hours and then I kind of wobbled home. I wobbled in there and I wobbled out, and hoped for the best.”

(Via The Daily Beast)

LOL. I love how clearly Burt loves John Voight AND Angelina Jolie, but feels conflicted about that. In his GQ profile months ago, he named Jolie as one of the directors he’d most like to work with but ALSO has been known to talk about how Angelina mistreats her father. I dare say I don’t want Angi or her dad running for president, but at least Burt’s trying to be nice!

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Posted Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 at 1:13pm
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