When Angelina Jolie — actress, humanitarian, one half of the most scrutinized couple since Sam and Diane — announced earlier this week that she had undergone a preventative double-mastectomy, a strange thing happened. The Internet, the great and terrible sea of bile, was nice. Of course the period of civility won't last long.
Actress Angelina Jolie has added a new cause to her long list of humanitarian efforts, but the latest is her most personal one of all.
Today in celebrity gossip: Jennifer Aniston delays her wedding because of Angelina, J.Law and N.Hoult might be back together, and Naomi Campbell doesn't have a Russian billionaire anymore.
Mind you, the stuff is already growing on the schmancy chateau they own in Correns, France, but this thing is going to be big
Today in showbiz news: Two more of Angelina Jolie's kids are going into the family business, CBS and NBC make surprising choices about some new shows' futures, and Al Pacino is going to be a rock star.
Rumors are swirling that Brad and Angie might finally tie the knot at their French chateau this weekend. Elsewhere in celebrity gossip: Heir and blog mogul Jay Penske's wild night in Nantucket, Mischa Barton has a royal-ish friend, and Lindsay Lohan mellows out.
Swift and Mayer almost face off, Jada Pinkett eats weird, and Karl Lagerfeld has a cat.
CNN wants Jake Tapper, another day, another masseur problem for John Travolta, and Angelina Jolie bought Brad Pitt a chopper.
Bret Easton Ellis hasn't forgotten witnessing a near-threesome with John Edwards mistress Rielle Hunter in the 1980s, Jennifer Aniston would just as soon not talk about Brad Pitt, and Calvin Klein's boyfriend does not attract a media circus en route to rehab.
Pippa Middleton spent the night before her semiautomatic unpleasantness with dwarves, strippers, and fire-eaters, Julian Schnabel and Rula Jebreal call it quits again, and another Kennedy is born.
This is as official as it's probably going to get with these two: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, or Brangelina if you must, will be gettin' hitched, though their publicist says there's no hard date, just "a promise for the future."
Today in publishing and literature: A beautiful children's book by Saul Bass is finally back in print, why J.K. Rowling's new book might be a mystery, and Victor Cruz is the first member of the Giants to land a post-Super Bowl book deal.
Also: An update on Tracy Morgan's Sundance collapse, Eric Holder had to see Red Tails like a regular paying customer, and Angelina Jolie was very mean to George Clooney's new girlfriend.
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Plus: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may finally be tying the knot
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