Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have added their voice to growing demonstrations of public outrage. Their eldest daughter Malia worked as an intern at The Weinstein Company in New York earlier this year.
A statement released by the Obamas says they “have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein”.
It adds they “celebrate the courage of women who have come forward”.
Also on October 10, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie both sent statements to the New York Times, which first reported allegations against him last week.
Angelina Jolie said in an email: “I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.
“This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable.”
In a statement, Gwyneth Paltrow alleged that, after Harvey Weinstein cast her in the leading role in Emma, he summoned her to his hotel suite, where he placed his hands on her and suggested massages in his bedroom.
“I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified,” the actress told the NYT.
Gwyneth Paltrow said she told her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident, and said he confronted Harvey Weinstein.
“I thought he was going to fire me,” she said.
The separate New Yorker report says that 16 former and current employees at Harvey Weinstein’s companies told the magazine “they witnessed or had knowledge of unwanted advances and touching at events associated with Weinstein’s films and in the workplace”.
The magazine quotes actress and director Asia Argento and Lucia Stoller, now Lucia Evans – who says she was an aspiring actress when Harvey Weinstein allegedly approached her in 2004. Both say they were forced into s**ual acts by the producer.
A third woman, who did not want to be named, said Harvey Weinstein had “forced himself on me s**ually”.
Asia Argento said she has not spoken until now because she feared it would ruin her career to do so.
“That’s why this story – in my case, it’s 20 years old, some of them are old – has never come out,” she told the New Yorker.
Other allegations in the piece came from Mira Sorvino, who won an Oscar in 1996 for her role in Mighty Aphrodite for Miramax, a studio headed by Harvey Weinstein at the time. She told the magazine that Harvey Weinstein had tried to pressure her into a relationship.
Roseanna Arquette also said that she rejected Harvey Weinstein’s advances and that she believes her acting career suffered as a result.
Harvey Weinstein’s spokeswoman Sallie Hofmeister issued a statement in response to the article.
“Any allegations of non-consensual s** are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” she said.
“Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.
“Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path.”
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shared a statement saying that she was “shocked and appalled” by the revelations about Harvey Weinstein, who donated to her 2016 presidential campaign and has been a major donor to the Democratic Party.
An Idaho startup says it can connect people who own smartphones with people who want amicable divorces.
Family law attorney Michelle Crosby founded Wevorce in 2012, and since then, the 15-employee company has facilitated almost 700 divorces, and only 2 percent of the couples resorted to litigation. Based on those results, and future prospects that include a partnership with the U.S. military, the company raised $3 million through Techstars. The app basically helps couples obtain a collaborative law divorce in any of the 50 states, through affiliations with over 600 legal and financial professionals. After completing five modules, the app helps couples prepare the paperwork.
Ms. Crosby says Wevorce has processed over $40 million in assets, and the typical divorce takes less than 90 days.
Today’s divorce apps, and there are many of them, are really more like lawyer referral services with a few added features, because it will be quite some time before even basic family law procedures move entirely online. For example, only one or two jurisdictions in the country currently allow papers to be served via social media, even though that is probably a better way to guarantee actual notice than publishing a newspaper ad, which is the preferred method. Nevertheless, there are a lot of people who feel that the family law system is either entirely inadequate or at least not well-suited for their particular needs. If that is the case, there are few or no complex legal issues, and there is broad agreement on most factual matters, collaborative law may be an option.
This method is one of the only true litigation alternatives, because if the collaborative process breaks down, the parties must begin the case totally anew with different counsel. Instead of court hearings, collaborative divorces feature meetings between the represented spouses where they work out possibly divisive issues like child custody and property division.
A collaborative law divorce, like the ones that Wevorce facilitates, may settle in as little as three or four meetings once a month, or it may take considerably longer.
Only a handful of spouses opt for collaborative divorce, but nearly all litigants participate in either voluntary or court-ordered mediation.The success rate is about 70 percent for voluntary mediations and 60 percent for court-ordered ones. Mediation is part of the litigation process rather than a litigation alternative, making it ideal for cases that have a few complex legal issues, such as property commingling, that a judge probably needs to resolve. Moreover, if the parties agree on big-picture items but are far apart when it comes to the specifics, collaborative law will likely fail but mediation may succeed, because there is a neutral third party to facilitate settlement.
Private judges, like the one that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have apparently hired, may be an option as well. A retired judge is on hand to make legal decisions and there are almost no time delays. However, the price tag (as much as $1,000 an hour in some cases, and there are attorneys’ fees on top of that) makes this alternative cost prohibitive for most people.
According to Steven Fernandez, an attorney at Fernandez & Karney Divorce Lawyers, “Unlike private judges, mediation usually means significant cost savings, because mediations require less preparation time then trials and successful mediations may shave several months off the overall process.” Because it is private and informal, mediation usually takes the emotional conflict level down a few notches, and that is good if the couple has young children who still need both parents to get along at least reasonably well. Finally, if parties feel they have a stake in the outcome, “there may be more voluntary compliance later, which means less modification and enforcement litigation,” says Mr. Fernandez.
Because of all these benefits, and to reduce their trial dockets to the greatest extent possible, judges nearly always refer contested cases to mediation.
Parties can settle any issues in any marriage dissolution proceedings at any time by mutual agreement. Formal premarital property division agreements cannot cover child support matters, so there must be a separate agreement. The California family code favors spousal agreements, and under the Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act, judges usually enforce them unless they are excessively one-sided or there is evidence of coercion.
Agreed divorces basically combine the best of both mediated and collaborative divorces, because the parties control the outcome and the litigation process is available as a fallback.
According to court documents, Brad Pitt is seeking joint custody of his six children in his split from Angelina Jolie.
The move comes after Angelina Jolie asked for full physical custody of all the children, who are aged 8 to 15.
Angelina Jolie cited “irreconcilable differences” when she filed to end the marriage on September 19.
Reports suggest that Brad Pitt is being investigated over an incident with his eldest son Maddox on a plane.
According to media, a child welfare agency in LA is examining what happened during the incident on a private flight in mid-September.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached a temporary agreement so the actor can visit his children while the welfare investigation continues.
California divorce courts generally favor joint custody, but the outcome of the plane row could affect the judge’s decision. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt may also hammer out a deal privately to avoid the matter being aired in public.
Brad Pitt’s custody request was included in his response to Angelina Jolie’s divorce petition. He revealed that they separated on September 15, one day after the alleged plane altercation.
The stars have been together since 2004 but only wed in August 2014, at their children’s urging. They grew close while filming the 2005 Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in which they played a couple in a stagnant relationship.
It was Brad Pitt’s second marriage, after a divorce from Jennifer Aniston, and Angelina Jolie’s third after Billy Bob Thornton and Jonny Lee Miller.
Brad Pitt, 52, and Angelina Jolie, 41, have six children together – Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, who are adopted, and biological children Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
They married privately at their French estate in Provence. Their children served as ring bearers and helped illustrate Angelina Jolie’s white Versace dress with their drawings.
Caitlyn Jenner has joined this year’s BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Nicola Surgeon, Angelina Jolie and Anna Wintour.
The list identifies women who have had an “exceptionally large impact”.
Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce, is at No 7.
Former Olympian Bruce Jenner revealed the transition to Caitlyn on the cover of Vanity Fair last month.
Caitlyn Jenner, whose famous children include step-daughter Kim Kardashian and daughter Kendall Jenner, is honored for bringing the experience of being a trans woman to a global audience.
Both the Vanity Fair photoshoot and the ensuing #CallMeCaitlyn hashtag adopted by many fans on Twitter generated huge publicity.
Angelina Jolie made number three on the list with “Angelina-effect”.
The term was coined after the actress revealed her genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer, sparking other women to seek out testing.
Angelina Jolie has spoken openly about her double mastectomy and having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to prevent cancer.
The Guardian‘s first female editor Katherine Viner was at No 4 on the list, just weeks after taking up the job, while Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of American Vogue, was at No 2.
Whistles chief executive Jane Shepherdson, who was on the judging panel, said the editor “influences the world in what to wear, how to look, and who to celebrate.
“Like the captain of almost any other industry, Wintour’s word is almost law.”
The list was counted down during a special Woman’s Hour show from the BBC Radio Theatre, hosted by presenters Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray.
The panel of judges, headed up by journalist and broadcaster Emma Barnett and including human rights lawyer Helena Kennedy QC and Radio 1 DJ Gemma Cairney, looked at well-known women’s personal ability to influence others.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is at No 1 following the Scottish National Party’s performance in this year’s general election, winning 56 our of 59 possible seats in Scotland.
Though Nicola Sturgeon didn’t stand as a candidate, the judges called her “the woman of the moment in terms of influence and hard power”.
Sia made No 6, having written for Beyonce, Rihanna, Jessie J and Katy Perry and achieving solo success with hits like Chandelier.
The 2014 Woman’s Hour Power List, entitled Game Changers, was topped by Doreen Lawrence, while Queen Elizabeth II topped the first list in 2013.
Woman’s Hour editor Alice Feinstein added: “The way power operates in today’s global, interconnected society is not straightforward – brokers of hard power like prime ministers, presidents and CEOs are no longer calling all the shots.
“What I wanted to examine in this year’s list of influencers is how women are operating outside traditional power structures to get things done.”
Woman’s Hour Power List 2015 – Top 10 influencers:
Nicola Sturgeon – leader of the SNP
Anna Wintour – editor-in-chief of American Vogue
Angelina Jolie – actor, director and humanitarian ambassador
Katharine Viner – editor of The Guardian
Camilla Cavendish – director of Downing Street Policy Unit
Sia – singer, songwriter and music video director
Caitlyn Jenner – high profile trans woman
Karen Blackett, CEO, MediaCom UK
Zanny Minton Beddoes – editor-in-chief of The Economist
Angelina Jolie made her first public appearance since announcing she had removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes to prevent cancer at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
Angelina Jolie, 39, attended the event with her daughters Zahara and Shiloh.
Last week, Angelina Jolie wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times: “Two years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave me an estimated 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer. I lost my mother, grandmother and aunt to cancer.
“I promised to follow up with any information that could be useful, including about my next preventive surgery, the removal of my ovaries and fallopian tubes.”
Angelina Jolie went to see the surgeon who treated her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died of ovarian cancer at age 56 in 2007, for additional tests.
Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure against cancer.
Writing in the New York Times, Angelina Jolie said she chose to have the surgery as she carries a gene that gave her a 50% risk of developing ovarian cancer.
In 2013, Angelina Jolie, whose mother died from cancer, had a double mastectomy.
“It is not easy to make these decisions,” she said.
“But it is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue.”
In the article, titled Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery, the 39-year-old actress wrote about the procedure, saying: “It is a less complex surgery than the mastectomy, but its effects are more severe. It puts a woman into forced menopause.”
Angelina Jolie, who is also a director and UN envoy, will now take hormone replacements.
She elected to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after a check-up which put her in the clear from showing the early stages of ovarian cancer, but showed she still at risk of developing the disease which also killed her grandmother and aunt.
“My doctors indicated I should have preventive surgery about a decade before the earliest onset of cancer in my female relatives,” wrote Angelina Jolie.
“My mother’s ovarian cancer was diagnosed when she was 49. I’m 39.”
Angelina Jolie, who is married to Brad Pitt, has six children, three of whom are adopted.
“Regardless of the hormone replacements I’m taking, I am now in menopause. I will not be able to have any more children, and I expect some physical changes.
“But I feel at ease with whatever will come, not because I am strong but because this is a part of life. It is nothing to be feared.”
Angelina Jolie added: “It is not possible to remove all risk, and the fact is I remain prone to cancer. I will look for natural ways to strengthen my immune system. I feel feminine, and grounded in the choices I am making for myself and my family.
“I know my children will never have to say: <<Mom died of ovarian cancer>>.”
Angelina Jolie surprised the Hollywood Film Awards audience when she greeted Derby actor Jack O’Connell with “ay up me duck”.
The actress spoke in a Derby accent and introduced Jack O’Connell with the East Midlands phrase as she presented him with an award at the Hollywood Film Awards.
Some television viewers tweeted in delight while others did not understand why she was talking about a duck.
Jack O’Connell has the lead role in Angelina Jolie’s upcoming film Unbroken.
Angelina Jolie greeted Jack O’Connell with “ay up me duck” at Hollywood Film Awards (photo Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie produced and directed the war drama, a chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War Two.
Speaking at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, Angelina Jolie said: “It is my privilege to present the New Hollywood award to the least Hollywood artist I know, straight from Derby, ay up me duck, Jack O’Connell.”
The audience then laughed when Jack O’Connell greeted them by saying: “Ay up me ducks.”
“Ay up” is a greeting typically used in the North of England and the Midlands instead of “hello”.
“Me” means “my”, while “duck” is an affectionate term for another person.
“Duck” originates from the Saxon word ducas, according to historian Steve Birks, and has nothing to do with the bird of the same name.
Angelina Jolie will direct Africa, a film about celebrated conservationist Richard Leakey’s battles with ivory poachers.
The screenplay has been written by Eric Roth – who won an Oscar for Forrest Gump.
Richard Leakey is former head of the Kenya Wildlife Service and was key to stemming the trade in illegal ivory.
Angelina Jolie said: “I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life.”
Angelina Jolie will direct Africa, a film about celebrated conservationist Richard Leakey’s battles with ivory poachers (photo Reuters)
Richard Leakey’s extreme measures to tackle poachers, including sending helicopter gunships into the national park, have helped Kenya’s elephant and rhino populations recover from the brink of disaster.
He made international headlines in 1989, when a stockpile of 12 tonnes of ivory was burned in Nairobi National Park.
Angelina Jolie said Africa is about “a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers, who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him”.
Producer David Ellison – whose company Skydance co-produced films including True Grit and Jack Reacher – called Richard Leakey “inspirational,” adding: “Africa is a story that deserves to be told.”
Angelina Jolie’s next movie, Unbroken, is due in cinemas later this year.
Angelina Jolie is currently directing and starring opposite her husband Brad Pitt in the film By The Sea, based on her own screenplay.
It appears Angelina Jolie remained unfazed by Vitalii Sediuk’s attack on Brad Pitt last week as she said that her security arrangements will not change following the red-carpet incident.
“People like that are an exception to the rule,” she told the Associated Press.
“Most fans are just wonderful.”
Brad Pitt previously told People magazine Vitalii Sediuk was a “nutter” after attacking him at the premiere of Angelina Jolie’s new movie, Maleficent.
Angelina Jolie has said her security arrangements will not change following Vitalii Sediuk’s red carpet prank on Brad Pitt (photo Walt Disney Company)
Vitalii Sediuk, 25, was sentenced to probation and ordered to attend counseling.
He pleaded no contest to battery and unlawful activity charges after the incident on Wednesday.
The Ukrainian TV presenter was also ordered to stay away from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Angelina Jolie is in Shanghai to promote Maleficent, in which she plays the villain from Sleeping Beauty.
When asked if the incident had made the couple more wary of fans, Angelina Jolie said: “No, no… we’ve had a wonderful experience over the years and are very grateful for their support and it will not change the way we behave.”
Angelina Jolie told the press conference she was proud of the way Brad Pitt had handled the situation: “He is fine. He was fine that night. He’s a very strong man and he handled the situation perfectly, so he’s good.”
Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent has debuted at the top of the North American box office, taking $70 million.
Maleficent, based on the villain from Sleeping Beauty, has given Angelina Jolie her biggest box office debut to date.
Last weekend’s number one, X-Men: Days of Future Past, dropped to second.
The movie took $32.6 million.
Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent has debuted at the top of the North American box office, taking $70 million
The weekend’s second highest new entry was Seth MacFarlane’s Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West, starring Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried.
But it was a weak opening – $17.1 million – when compared with Seth McFarlane’s Ted, which opened with $54.4 million in 2012.
Despite its success, Maleficent could not match the financial power of Disney’s other recent re-imagined fairytales, Alice in Wonderland – which opened with $116m in 2010 – and Oz the Great and Powerful, which took $79 million in its debut weekend last year.
Maleficent, directed by Robert Stromber – the production designer on Alice in Wonderland and Oz the Great and Powerful, received mixed reviews from critics.
Angelina Jolie will have more cancer-preventing surgery, after a double mastectomy last year, the actress confirmed in a recent interview.
Angelina Jolie, 38, had the procedure after discovering she was at high risk of developing breast cancer.
“I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could,” she said at the time.
Angelina Jolie will have more cancer-preventing surgery, after a double mastectomy last year
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Angelina Jolie said she is “very happy” with her decision to have the operation.
“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet. I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage,” she said.
“I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.”
Angelina Jolie has previously explained her reasons for having the surgery, arguing she needed to minimize her risk after her mother died from ovarian cancer aged 56.
Doctors estimated Angelina Jolie had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, because of genes she had inherited.
In a recent interview, Angelina Jolie has revealed she was “very moved” by the support and personal stories fans have shared with her since she underwent a double mastectomy last year.
Angelina Jolie, 38, shocked the world by declaring she had undergone preventative cancer surgery in a New York Times article which was published last May.
Now she reveals the news of her double mastectomy inspired fans to talk candidly with her about their own personal experiences with the deadly disease.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she was “very moved” by the support and personal stories fans have shared with her since she underwent a double mastectomy last year
Angelina Jolie told Entertainment Weekly: “Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women’s issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I’ve talked to men about their daughters’ and wives’ health.
“It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children. I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.”
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their kids made a pre-Christmas Target run in Robina, a suburb of Queensland, Australia, over the weekend.
“Team at our Target Robina store are thrilled that Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children shopped at Target today,” an elated Stuart Machin tweeted on Sunday, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their kids made a pre-Christmas Target run in Robina
“They made sure no one was around to blow their cover,” a source told the Australian news outlet.
“The store manager waited until everyone had gone home and opened it up secretly for them at 7.30 pm on Sunday. She said they shopped for around an hour and a half to buy presents for their children and friends.”
Angelina Jolie, 37, has been on Australia’s Gold Coast over the past few months filming her second directorial venture, Unbroken.
Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi will accept Oscar statuettes at the film academy’s Governors Awards ceremony Saturday night in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.
Angelina Jolie, 38, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while the others will accept honorary Academy Awards for their distinguished careers.
Angelina Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
The black-tie dinner ceremony is untelevised to preserve a sense of intimacy and allow for ample tributes to each honoree.
This is the fifth year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has presented its honorary awards at a separate ceremony. Clips from the event may be included in the March 2 Oscar telecast.
According to new reports, Angelina Jolie is unable to cope with Brad Pitt’s soap aversion.
The National Enquirer was claiming this week that there’s a “big stink” coming off an organically minded Brad Pitt, who’s allegedly using a “homemade concoction of lemons, water and apple cider vinegar instead of soap.”
Brad Pitt is allegedly using a homemade concoction of lemons, water and apple cider vinegar instead of soap
“Brad says he’s read up on the toxins of soap – especially the antibacterial ones – and feels that using them and antiperspirants is not only bad for the planet, but it also speeds up the aging process in humans,” alleges a source.
“But Angie was revolted, and their kids even started calling him <<Stinky Daddy>>. Angie agreed to humor him [about his soap aversion] only as long as they weren’t on the same continent.”
Brad Pitt, 49, is currently shooting Fury in the UK, while Angelina Jolie, 38, is in Australia working on Unbroken.
Angelina Jolie is reportedly revealing the real truth about her life, from early days as a hard-partying rebellious teen to her current involvement in world peace, in a new tell-all book.
According to OK magazine, Angelina Jolie is finally ready to tell the real story of her life and now that she has found inner peace she feels like she actually can be open about her trysts, drug use, without censoring herself.
Angelina Jolie has taken a lot of heat for her relationship with Brad Pitt and has been blamed for years for his broken marriage to Jennifer Aniston
Angelina Jolie, 38, has taken a lot of heat for her relationship with Brad Pitt, 49, and has been blamed for years for his broken marriage to Jennifer Aniston, 44.
Angelina Jolie insists that she never would have gone there if she didn’t believe Brad Pitt when he told her that his marriage to Jennifer Aniston was completely over and just a legality at that point in time.
“This will be the ultimate showbiz autobiography that publishers estimate to be worth $50 million. She’s going to reveal the people she partied with, all the players, scumbags and supposedly straight actresses she made out with. She wants to rattle the skeletons in her closet before starting the next phase in her life as Mrs. Pitt!” the OK magazine reports.
Angelina Jolie has an estimated 17 different tattoos and now she has added yet another inking to her already-vast collection.
Angelina Jolie debuted the new etching as she began work on her new movie Unbroken in Sydney, Australia, on Monday.
The lengthy piece of writing on her right arm appears to be in Arabic, and sits directly below another Arabic script tattoo Angelina Jolie has which means Determination.
Angelina Jolie is one of the most tattooed actresses in Hollywood, with an estimated 17 different designs
It is thought Angelina Jolie, who is known for getting inkings to mark important developments in her life, may have had the tattoo done following her double mastectomy operation earlier this year.
Some of her other meaningful etchings include a quote from Tennessee Williams in memory of her late mother Marcheline Bertrand, and the geographical coordinates of where each of her six children were born.
Angelina is currently in Australia with her brood to film her new movie Unbroken, while fiancé Brad Pitt stays in the UK shooting his latest project.
While it was originally reported that she would film Unbroken in Hawaii, it seems her plans changed following a whirlwind 24-hour visit with son Pax back in July.
It is the second feature film Angelina Jolie will direct, following 2011’s In The Land Of Blood And Honey, which was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Forbes magazine reveals that Angelina Jolie pocketed a cool $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013.
That figure is $13 million more than her earnings last year, giving Angelina Jolie, 38, the top spot above a wealth of talent on Forbes annual list of Hollywood’s Highest Paid Actresses.
Angelina Jolie’s achievement is made even more impressive considering she hasn’t been seen on the cinema screen for three years, since her critical flop The Tourist in 2010.
Instead Angelina Jolie has been concentrating on her directing and writing career with her film In The Land of Blood and Honey debuting in 2011.
Next summer will see Angelina Jolie return to her acting roots with comeback flick Maleficent, for which she will pocket $15 million.
Angelina Jolie managed to pull in $9 million more than the second actress on the list, The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence, 22, may have only been paid $1 million for her first turn as Katniss Everdeen, but thanks to a massive box office total of $690 million for the first film, she’s set to get a substantial pay rise for the next movie in the franchise, Catching Fire.
Last year’s queen bee Kristen Stewart has suffered the effects of her huge franchise The Twilight Saga coming to an end, as she could only manage third spot in the 2012/2013 list.
Last year Kristen Stewart, 23, banked $34.5 million thanks to Bella Swan, but a year later could only rake in $22 million.
Forbes magazine reveals that Angelina Jolie pocketed a cool $33 million between June 2012 and June 2013
Jennifer Aniston is also riding high in Forbes list, taking fourth spot with $20 million in earnings whilst The Amazing Spider-Man star Emma Stone squeezes into the top five with an estimated $16 million.
Heading up the second half is Prometheus star Charlize Theron with $15 million, with Sandra Bullock and Natalie Portman just behind, both with $14 million banked.
Mila Kunis has also entered the list this year with a tidy $11 million thanks to breaking out into big budget movies like.
Finally Julia Roberts proves that she can still pull in a major pay check despite her lack of starring roles in recent years. Her only 2012 offering was the role of The Queen in Mirror Mirror: The Untold Adventures of Snow White, but that hasn’t stopped her entered the list with $11 million in estimated earnings.
Major names to fall off the Forbes list include last year’s entrants Cameron Diaz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Meryl Streep.
1. Angelina Jolie, $33 million
2. Jennifer Lawrence, $26 million
3. Kristen Stewart, $22 million
4. Jennifer Aniston, $20 million
5. Emma Stone, $16 million
6. Charlize Theron, $15 million
7. Sandra Bullock, $14 million
8. Natalie Portman, $14 million
9. Mila Kunis, $11 million
10. Julia Roberts, $11 million
Eunice Huthart, former Hollywood stunt double, has sued News Corp, accusing the company of hacking into her phone.
The suit, the first such claim from the US, was filed by the former double for Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.
In the suit, the Liverpool resident alleges messages from family, friends and Angelina Jolie were intercepted and in some cases deleted.
News Corp did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
In a civil complaint filed on June 13, Eunice Huthart seeks damages for violations of federal and California laws and “intrusion into private affairs”.
According to IMDb, Eunice Huthart worked as Angelina Jolie’s stunt double on the films Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Eunice Huthart, who worked as Angelina Jolie’s stunt double, sues News Corp over phone hacking
In the court filing, she describes herself as a close friend of Angelina Jolie, and says the pair “often travelled and socialized together”.
Eunice Huthart said that in 2004-05, some friends and relatives complained she had not returned their phone calls, and she in turn complained to her mobile phone provider that voice messages were being lost in their system.
She said Angelina Jolie left messages concerning travel arrangements and other plans, which Eunice Huthart never received.
She added that her daughter left messages complaining about bullying in school in Liverpool, which she also never received – rendering her unable to console her daughter.
Eunice Huthart said her husband had also criticized her for not responding to his messages.
She says her name, telephone number and other private information appeared in the notes of Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who worked for the News of the World and was jailed in January 2007 for unlawfully intercepting voicemail messages received by royal aides.
Eunice Huthart “believes that they were hacking her cellular telephone as a means to obtain information about Ms Jolie”, says the court filing.
According to the suit, The Sun newspaper published several news stories based on information illicitly obtained from Eunice Huthart’s mobile phone messages.