Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ready to cancel divorce?

Are things not over in the Brangelina couple?

A year after the announcement of their divorce, US Weekly announced on Wednesday that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are taking a break in their divorce proceedings.

The 42-year-old actress is reportedly open to the idea of patching things up with Pitt since he has made all the efforts to treat his addiction to alcohol.

“The divorce is off,” a source told the latest issue of Us Weekly. “They haven’t done anything to move it forward in several months and no one thinks they are ever going to.”



Last September, the actress announced her decision to file for divorce after a dispute between Brad and their eldest son, Maddox.

“He got sober to try and win her back. He knew he had a problem that he had to take care of. And that’s all she ever wanted,” the source added.

Jolie could therefore reconsider her decision. “She’s still so in love with him,” says the source.

A friend of the actress explained that she would be ready to get back with with her ex, “if he showed he was committed to raising a family.”

In May, the 52-year-old actor told GQ magazine that he had put an end to his addictions, admitting that he had had a problem with drinking too much.

It seems the Brangelina saga is not over yet.

Angelina Jolie faces controversy after Vanity Fair interview

Brad Pitt’s ex has caused a polemic by revealing how she cast children for her latest film.

According to an article by Vanity Fair, published on July 26, Angelina talked about how she had chosen the roles of disadvantaged children in her latest film First They Killed My Father.

This method was seen as cruel and abusive and provoked many reactions on social media, forcing Jolie to issue a statement on Sunday in response to the outrage.

The 40-year-old insisted that the session was taken out of context and explained that the children were supervised by parents, guardians, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and doctors.

“I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario,” Jolie told The Huffington Post.”The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.”



Angelina Jolie demanded a public apology but the publication decided to counter-attack by unveiling the transcription of her exchange with contributing editor Evgenia Peretz.

“But it was very hard to find a little Loung. And so it was what they call a slum school. I don’t think that’s a very nice word for it, but a school for kids in very poor areas,” Jolie said. “And I think, I mean they didn’t know. We just went in and—you just go in and do some auditions with the kids. And it’s not really an audition with children. We had this game where it would be—and I wasn’t there and they didn’t know what they were really doing. They kind of said, ‘Oh, a camera’s coming up and we want to play a game with you.’ And the game for that character was ‘We’re going to put some money on the table. Think of something that you need that money for.’ Sometimes it was money, sometimes it was a cookie. [Laughter] ‘And then take it.’ And then we would catch them. ‘We’re going to catch you, and we’d like you to try to lie that you didn’t have it.’”

However, after publishing the transcripts, Vanity Fair supports their journalist and decided that they will not publish the apology requested by Jolie’s lawyer.

Josh Hopkins denies romance with Jennifer Aniston

According to Us Weekly, the two actors started dating this ear in May.

It seems that Jennifer wanted a long-term relationship but Josh did not and people say he acts like “a player who is into younger girls.”

Moreover, the actor also has a raunchy nickname for her: “Josh calls Jen a ‘sport f–k’.

Not to mention that Hopkins has denied any romance with Jen, so she “likes her life the way it is”.

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Is Oksana Grigorieva taking the lead?

O’Malley

Oksana Grigorieva has just hired a new lawyer, Dan O’Malley, who is a retired judge, former prosecutor and current candidate for District Attorney of Contra Costa County, CA, who specializes in domestic violence. Problem is … if he wins the election, she loses him.

Daniel Horowitz, one of Oksana’s lawyers, told TMZ that Dan O’Malley will “hook up people in the domestic violence community to help Oksana,” as well as “interface with the L.A. County District Attorney regarding the Mel Gibson domestic violence investigation.”

She must have an army by now …

The fire escape

Sources close to the mediation in May 16 said that Oksana Grigorieva’s sister is in possession of the secret audio recordings in which Mel Gibson goes nuts and that she had the recordings months before they became public.

The recordings became public in July and the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, among others, are trying to determine who leaked the tapes and who, if anyone, got paid.

That piece of information, if true, may take out the extortion allegations from Oksana’s shoulders.

About that extortion …

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Steve Whitmore told TMZ that “One of the challenges investigators are facing is what is considered a legal negotiating tactic and what constitutes extortion.”

So … was it extortion … or negotiation?

The Icon Trust

Mel and Robyn created the Icon Trust to provide financial security for their kids. But when the trust was drafted, it defined “issue” as kids born from Mel or Robyn, not Mel and Robyn.

So Lucia, Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva daughter is automatically a beneficiary under the trust, something that was never contemplated or intended.

Sources say Mel, Robyn and their 7 kids all love Lucia and want to provide for her, but including Lucia in the trust would create major tax issues.

Problem is … Oksana consented with the first term of the agreement which stated that “Oksana consents to amendment of Icon Trust to exclude Lucia.” She did it because upon Mel’s death, Lucia will receive no less than $4.3 million in addition to the $2 million life insurance policy.

All she has to do now is to disavow the mediation deal so that their daughter, Lucia, could benefit from the Icon Trust.

Could she do that? Let’s see …

The illegal mediation claims

She already did. Oksana Grigorieva disavowed the agreement after signing it, claiming she was bullied into signing the agreement by Mel’s lawyers. They replied they never had contact with Oksana during the two-day mediation.

Her lawyers will argue the mediation agreement Oksana signed with Mel Gibson was illegal, because it allegedly involved the destruction of evidence.

TMZ obtained the agreement Mel and Oksana signed on May 16, in which Mel promised to give Oksana and Lucia approximately $15 million in return for Oksana turning over all “evidence” and that “all evidence will be destroyed …”

Sources directly connected with the mediation told TMZ that the words “domestic violence” or “prosecution” were never mentioned in the mediation. Sources say there was never mention of destroying evidence of a crime.

Will Oksana and her legal team manage to prove it was an illegal mediation?

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Lindsay Lohan returned to rehab

Lindsay, 24, who recently spent 23 days in a detoxification program at UCLA Medical Center, intends to “step up her treatment” and “do more” than during her previous attempts of rehabilitation, said a source.

The name of the detoxification clinic was not released, but according to the same source, the clinic is located in southern California. The actress checked herself into this clinic on Monday evening.

Lindsay Lohan was released from prison Lyndwood, California, on September 24, after winning the appeal, asking to be released on bail. Lohan, who was sentenced Friday to four weeks in jail for violating the terms of parole, was released Saturday after having paid the bail.

Initially, a U.S. judge ordered Lohan to stay behind bars until October 22, but a judge overturned the decision and set a $300,000 bail.

Lindsay Lohan, which is under probation following her recent problems with the law, has been called to court last week after being tested positive for a drug test.

After spending 13 days in prison in Los Angeles in late July and early August, the actress was admitted to a rehab clinic, where she had to stay for 90 days.

Justice finally allowed her to return to her residence at the end of August, for a very strict medical and psychological test, which required using two weekly drug tests.

In late August, the judge warned her that if any test would prove positive, she will entail a punishment of 30 days in jail.

Lindsay Lohan was sentenced for violating probation terms, after being arrested twice in 2007 for drunk driving in the car and for possession of cocaine, within two months. She is now wearing an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet.

Gwyneth Paltrow will sing as a teacher on Glee

Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, who is also a close friend with the actress said “Yes, it’s true, she is a fan of the show.”

Gwyneth Paltrow will “be playing a substitute teacher who Matt Morrison’s character (Will) falls for,” said Murphy. He added: “She will be doing three or four solos.”

Paltrow’s husband may also be getting some “Glee” glory. Chris Martin’s band Coldplay initially turned down “Glee,” then changed its mind, apologized and gave the Fox show access to the band’s entire catalog.

Mackenzie Foy rumored to play in Twilight

According to Entertainment Weekly, Mackenzie Foy is rumored to sign up for the film as Renesmee, the child of vampire Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.

Until now nobody knows how the 9 year old star will portray the character called Renesmee undergoing considerable change in age during the story.

According to rumors, director Bill Condon would use digital effects just like David Fincher did during “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”.

According to reports, the first part of “Breaking Down” will be in theatres starting November 18, 2011 and the second part starting November 16, 2012.

Kat Von D’s ex-husband, Oliver Peck, reveals shocking details

In a recent interview for In Touch Weekly, Oliver Peck revealed that “she’s the most self-centered person I’ve ever been involved with”.

“Toward the end of our marriage, she was wanting to get liposuction, and she was taking drugs in order to lose weight.” It seems that Oliver tried to salvage her from struggling with alcoholism.

Kat “got to the point where she was drinking until she was throwing up every day,” Oliver said. “She’d be incoherent and sometimes destructive,” he added.

Although the former Peck husbands met Jesse James and Sandra Bullock four years ago at a party and didn’t had a good impression about Jesse, now Kat is dating James since August.

“Kat and I met Jesse and Sandra [Bullock] about four years ago at a party. Kat said she thought Jesse wasn’t very cool.”

Recently Kat explained how their relationship blossomed: “We both realized how nerdy we were when playing Scrabble.”

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Jenny McCarthy spoke about her relationship with Jim Carrey

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This was the first time when she speaks about the recent split, revealing all on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Jenny said about her former five years relationship: ‘You know, the simple word I can give – and there’s a few, so let me say a few. “The first thing is, when it’s not fun any more, you need to start investigating and do an inquiry into the relationship.”

The actress also referred to her image while being with Jim. “My identification wasn’t caught up in being a celebrity’s girlfriend”. “I did check on that, by the way. I checked into myself. How does my ego feel?…My ego’s fine. I’m a warrior mom. I always got back on my feet, and I know especially this year who I am.”

Jenny has a boy, Evan, 8, which suffers from autism. Since then, she became an advocate for kids with this condition.

Moreover, she also talked about not being ready to have a serious relationship and about the fact that a month after splitting from Jim, she was seen kissing a mystery man in Vegas.

“I have been… diet dating. I’m not taking anything too serious right now”, she said to Oprah.

Elizabeth Taylor sells her father’s art collection

The actress inherited the art collection from her father, Francis Taylor, which was an art dealer in London.

It seems that the drawings are set to be sold by Chiswick Auctions. Besides, the actress has passed a letter to the auction house to authenticate the lots.

A sketch by Augustus John

The legend actress wrote: “In the late 1930s my father Francis Taylor based his business as an art dealer in London. During that time he acquired a great many works by Augustus John, including these drawings that the artist had torn up in a fit of anger… and which my father subsequently persuaded him to allow to be pieced back together, a task that my father undertook himself.”

Chiswick Auctions Fine Art Expert, Jan Lehman, explained why Elizabeth Taylor has chosen to sell her father’s art collection with them.

“She filmed at Chiswick House many years ago. She also used to go to a pub in Chiswick High Road with Richard Burton,” he explained.

It seems there would be 44 drawings, some of them include female nude studies, and the estimated value is between £200 and £800.