Melissa Etheridge has never met Angelina Jolie, still thinks Jolie is ‘not brave’

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Last year, Angelina Jolie announced that she had gotten a double mastectomy because she, like her late mother, carried the BRCA1 gene. Angelina framed her double mastectomy as a proactive choice and her choice to make, a choice made after watching her mother battle cancer for years. More than a year later, people are still writing about “The Angelina Effect,” which saw more women get tested for the BRCA1 gene and more women make proactive decisions about their healthcare.

The publicity around Angelina’s choice and the announcement of her choice was overwhelmingly positive. Many people – including Brad Pitt – said that Angelina was brave and inspirational. Melissa Etheridge disagreed. In an interview conducted shortly after Angelina’s announcement, Melissa slammed the idea of Angelina’s “bravery,” saying: “I have that gene mutation too and it’s not something I would believe in for myself. I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer. My belief is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body. It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not.”

Melissa is a breast cancer survivor, and many thought Melissa was basically saying, “Angelina should have just sat back and waited until she got cancer instead of cutting out healthy tissue.” Melissa doubled-down on her comments in a later interview, once again bitching about the use of the word “brave” to describe Angelina. Anyway, Melissa appeared on Watch What Happens Live several days ago and Andy Cohen asked her whether she’s ever run into Brad or Angelina following those comments:

Melissa says she’s never met Angelina and she hasn’t seen Brad in ten years, or basically since Brad and Jennifer Aniston split. There is an old-school vibe (mostly from Melissa’s expression like she and Andy are in on some joke) of Melissa being vehemently Team Aniston, like of course Melissa hasn’t ever spoken to Angelina because Melissa is faithful to her friendship with Aniston. Then Melissa triple-downs on this whole concept of NOT calling Angelina “brave” because she cut out “healthy tissue.” Yeah. Melissa was really, really offended that some people were calling it “brave,” because preventative mastectomies are always “fearful” to Melissa.

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Brad Pitt “My Kids Make Me Feel Like The Richest Man Alive”

The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAXIt sounds like fatherhood taught Brad Pitt about what’s really important in life. The ‘Fury’ star shared how much joy he gets from his family in an interview. RELATED: Brad Pitt opens up about marriage to Angelina Jolie and Hollywood pal George Clooney.

Here’s what Brad had to say about watching his six kids grow up.

You learn to value the basic beauty of family, of watching your children grow and evolve. It’s the most beautiful thing you can experience. I feel like the richest man alive since I’ve become a father.
“Being a father has changed me on so many levels and made me more generous and alive. I see my children as an essential part of my life, and it means so much to be able to educate them and help them make their way in the world as they grow up. I love being a father and all the responsibilities that entails.
“I worry about them all the time. That’s the emotional bond and responsibility that sweeps over you when you have a family to look after. I care about them more than I care about myself, which I think is the real definition of love. You see past yourself and become more generous and giving, and wanting only the best for your family.”

SO true, Brad!

The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX
The Jolie-Pitt Family Arriving On A Flight At LAX

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Angelina Jolie gave Brad Pitt a $3 million vintage watch as a wedding gift

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Yay, Brangelina news. As far as I know, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still in Malta, filming By the Sea. Angelina wrote the screenplay and she’s directing it. It’s set in the 1970s. She plays a dancer named Nessa, apparently. Which already has me giggling. Nessa the 1970s dancer = Angelina Jolie. And Brad plays a journalist or writer or something. His character is named “Roly” which I sincerely hope is pronounced “Raleigh” and not “roll-E.” These character names are important, because they were allegedly inscribed onto a $3 million watch.

He has wealth and possessions beyond his wildest dreams. But that did not stop Angelina Jolie giving Brad Pitt a rare watch said to be worth more than $3 million as a wedding gift. The saucy Maleficent actress bought her man a much coveted 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer, a legendary design by one of the most respected of all Swiss watchmakers.

Angelina’s romantic gesture became known after she had a friend take it to shop to have it inscribed – ‘To Roly from Nessa.’ The couple play these characters in drama By The Sea, a movie they are currently filming in Malta, and which the actress is also directing.

George Farrugia who runs a jewellery shop on the neighbouring island of Gozo, told The Mirror: ‘I did inscribe the watch, it was for Brad and it was a rare one. Oh yes, it was very valuable.’

However the huge value of the watch did not faze the experienced 57-year-old.

He said: ‘I wasn’t nervous about the inscription because I knew I could do the work perfectly.’

[From The Daily Mail]

I think I remember something about Brad liking expensive watches, so this makes sense, I guess. Angelina would give Brad a wedding gift like this. Maybe. I wonder what he gave her? Hopefully some fabulous jewelry. I’ve always wanted them to do jewelry in a big way, like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Meanwhile, People Magazine had an exhaustive write-up about Brad and Angie’s first month of marriage and what it’s been like for them. Let’s see… they were recently on the island of Gozo, where they stopped by Jack’s Bar and Grill and Bowling with the kids. Everybody was happy and relaxed. They also had a day off on a yacht, and all the kids got to swim and play games. This is my favorite detail:

Jolie likes to lie low on their trip. While on a solo outing, she was recognized by fans but “she just smiled and waved,” another island observer says. Another source adds that she’s even trying to learn the native dialect to fit in: “She has asked for a Maltese translator because she wants to speak with the locals in their own language. How nice she is!”

[From People]

That is nice. I think Angelina probably likes to know some conversational words in many different languages so she can communicate throughout her travels. Anyway, the message that comes across is that Angelina and Brad are doing just fine, they’re relaxed and enjoying this shoot in Malta. Good for them.

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Brad Pitt Opens Up About Marriage To Angelina Jolie & Pal George Clooney

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Married!!  *FILE PHOTOS*The weekend after Brad Pitt’s close friend, George Clooney, wrapped up a weekend of wedding celebrations in Venice, Brad’s interview with British GQ has gone live. Brad didn’t make it to George’s wedding, but he talked about his own, very private, wedding to Angelina Jolie as well as George. RELATED: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt open up about their wedding.

It sounds like the ‘Fury’ star takes his marriage to Angelina seriously.

I wouldn’t say [marriage is] just a title. There’s more to it than that.”

Brad also responded to George’s quip that he (Brad) is “unreachable.”

Well, you know, George is extremely accessible. He’s one of our best representatives. He’s funny as sh-t. He’s a joy to be around. I guess maybe I’m more of a miserable b–tard. I’m a bit of a loner you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved.”

I do get the impression George is more comfortable being an A-list star than Brad is. Don’t you? Brad also said he’s cutting back on acting so he can spend more time with his family.

I’ve been slowing down for a while now. And slowly transitioning to other things. And, truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they’re grown up and gone.”

I can understand that! Acting on movie sets around the world isn’t really conducive to a great family life. Luckily, Brad hasn’t said anything about actually retiring ;).

Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Married!!  *FILE PHOTOS*
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Married!!  *FILE PHOTOS*
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Married!!  *FILE PHOTOS*
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Married!!  *FILE PHOTOS*
Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Got Married!!  *FILE PHOTOS*
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Bisexual Awareness Week: 17 Stars Who Show Their Pride!

September 21-27, 2014 is Bisexual Awareness Week, and September 23 in particular was designated as Bisexuality Day by a group of bisexual advocates.

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“I’m proud to be a happily married bisexual mother,” Paquin Tweeted in March of 2014. There you have it.

BiNet USA, GLAAD and a slew of other organizations are joining forces to raise awareness and discussion of bisexuality within society. Their goal?

“To help draw draw attention to the public policy concerns of bisexual people while also celebrating the great resiliency of bisexual culture and community.”

Celebrate Bisexuality Day (often abbreviated CBD) has become an international awareness day that is also referred to as Bi Visibility Day and Bisexual Pride Day.

Three bisexual advocates, Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur, initially conceived of the event as a way to combat bisexual invisibility.

While many bisexual celebrities have recently become very open about the way they are, ordinary people can have an especially hard time with this.

Often shunned by both straight and gay communities because their identities are routinely misunderstood, mistrusted, denied or erased, they struggle.

So scroll through the gallery above and see just a few of the stars you know who identify as bisexual, some of whom have spoken out about it.

In doing, so, they have tried to change and shape perceptions about what a bisexual person can and does look and act like, and that’s a worthy endeavor.

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Jacqueline Bisset has some thoughts: ‘I have never fully embraced feminism’

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I’ve always sort of liked Jacqueline Bisset, but after reading this interview with her… I think it’s comparable to how I feel about Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren is fabulous, strong, beautiful… and she says wacky and sometimes offensive things in interviews. Maybe it’s that women of a certain age have difficulty explaining their complicated views on sexuality and equality and such? Perhaps. Anyway, Bisset is 70 years old and she has some thoughts about feminism and ladies’ issues.

Bisset on aging: “Shine a light on an oil painting from the front and it looks wonderful. Shine a light on it from the side and it looks really craggy and peculiar. That’s the way I feel about my face now. It is craggy, and I’m both proud of that and scared by it. As an actress you can try and hang on to your image by being lit very carefully – and end up looking amazingly young. But obviously I’m never going to ask for that. In life. I suppose I’m afraid of being discounted. And there are times now when I feel completely invisible in the street.”

On feminism: “Women are becoming so tough. I have never fully embraced feminism. I certainly thought it had some good points, but…” But women whinge too much nowadays? “Well I don’t know, but I think they probably do. Then again, women take on too much so of course they whinge, because they’re absolutely exhausted. That’s our mistake, always wanting to be perfect.”

She’s “rebellious”? “When I met the first man I had a real relationship with, other women would ask: ‘Why do you do everything for him when you’re not married?’ When I explained that I liked to take care of him, they would say: ‘Marry someone rich, then you won’t have to do that.’ What a peculiar idea! Never for one second was that my goal. But maybe that’s because I’m a rebellious type.”

Beauty, attraction, romance: ” Girls today are so attractive and sexy, and they show themselves off in such an obvious way, so men feel that they are in a sweet shop. The flip side of that is that women see themselves as interchangeable. I feel that this obsession to be ‘hot’ is more prevalent than it ever was in my youth. It’s not ‘I want to be charming and magical and romantic and beautiful’. It’s ‘I want to be hot’. In other words: ‘I want men to want to screw me.’ Desperation, isn’t it? Because they don’t really want to deal with the results and often end up feeling used. I went through a period like that. When I dressed and behaved in a certain way, I couldn’t handle the results: it didn’t take me where I wanted to be. So I started to be more low-key and I got better relationships as a consequence.”

[From The Irish Independent]

Well… that’s interesting. I guess. It should be noted that she didn’t start to use the word “whinge” (in America, we would say “whine”) until the interviewer provided her with that opening. She’s right about some things, like women wanting to be perfect and women wanting it all, etc. But she’s also giving us some Get Off My Lawn Realness when she’s talking about ladies today wanting to be “hot” and that leading to men using them or whatever that argument is. Maybe she should have thought harder about becoming a feminist?

PS… Fun fact: Bisset is Angelina Jolie’s godmother. Bisset was close friends with Angie’s mom Marcheline Bertrand. Bisset and Jolie are reportedly still close.

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Alicia Keys: Nude, Pregnant, Pushing for World Peace

Alicia Keys is making a plea for world peace.

By taking her clothes off.

The singer has joined many other celebrities (such as Demi Moore, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears) by posing in her birthday suit while exposing her baby bump… but Keys is doing is for a very different reason than most.

With a peace sign painted on her belly, Keys is featured in a New York Times article by Nicholas Kristof; it outlines the singer’s hope to “gather an army” of her fans in support of 12 specific organizations.

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“It’s you and me on a mission to create a kinder and more peaceful world. The #WeAreHere Movement begins today,” Keys wrote as a caption when posting the same image to Instagram.

She went on to thank Kristof for sharing his “bright voice” and she donated $1 million of her own money to a dozen different charities.

The groups cover a wide range of important causes, from racial inequality to the empowerment of high school students to education for girls around the globe.

Keys and husband Swizz Beatz announced her pregnancy on their wedding anniversary in July and are expecting their second child in December.

Kristof says that the star’s idea for “the movement arises partly from her concern about the world that the child will inherit,” as well as answering the question “Why are we here?”

Seeking important answers and pushing for a peaceful agenda through nudity? We love it. And we hope you’re listening, Megan Fox.

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Christina Aguilera is naked and pregnant in this photo. It’s from Marie Claire.

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Amber Heard Nude Photos Hacked, Abundance of Racy Shots Released Online

Amber Heard has become the latest Hollywood hacker victim.

In a wide-sweeping new release of naked photos by an unknown, perverted culprit on Reddit and 4chan, stars such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Hope Solo, Vanessa Hudgens and Hayden Panettiere have seen their privacy invaded.

And now Heard has joined the unfortunate crowd, with over FIFTY topless images of the actress hitting the Internet against her will.

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We will not post the lewd images here (out of respect), but the hacking of Heard is the most prolific since this same criminal released Jennifer Lawrence nude and Kate Upton nude pictures a few weeks at the beginning of this scandal.

In one photo Heard is holding up a sign that is very clearly a message to her husband, Johnny Depp. It refers to him as “Tonto.”

No word from anyone in Heard’s camp yet, but the FBI says its investigation is ongoing.

Earlier this weekend, Gabrielle Union was also hacked, with the actress responding as angrily as anyone victim to date.

“I can’t help but to be reminded that since the dawn of time women and children, specifically women of color, have been victimized, and the power over their own bodies taken from them,” she wrote via statement. “These atrocities against women and children continue worldwide.”

The Being Mary Jane star reached out personally to the FBI in response to the criminal act and concluded:

“For anyone out there also being affected by these and other hacking and hate crimes – We send our love, support and prayers. We have done nothing wrong.”

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Photos of Demi Lovato in bed with Wilmer Valderrama went viral in the spring of 2014. Some were pretty darn racy.

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“Selena Gomez got a new, bangsy hairstyle for Justin Bieber” links

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Selena Gomez has a new hairstyle: bangsy bedhead. [Popoholic]
Brad Pitt looks like Sean Penn from a distance. [LaineyGossip]
The Amy Winehouse statue totally looks like Minnie Driver. [Dlisted]
A Twihard married a Sparkles cardboard cutout in Las Vegas. [Evil Beet]
Lucky Luciano is going through some changes. [Pajiba]
Sam Steele looks like a pouty 13-year-old. [A Socialite Life]
Sexy photos of birthday boy Prince Harry. [Go Fug Yourself]
Lindsay Lohan did a photoshoot with Wonderland. [The Blemish]
Our new Miss America has some thoughts about domestic abuse. [Buzzfeed]
Kimberly Garner is a thing & I’m not sure why. [Moe Jackson]
Kendra Wilkinson without makeup is fine. [Celebslam]
The Giudices aren’t in jail yet. [Reality Tea]
I really like Jennifer Garner’s outfit here. [ICYDK]
Jessie Ware’s video for “Say You Love Me”. [OMG Blog]

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True Tori Season 2 Begins Filming Today! Prepare to Be Horrified!

In case you’ve blocked it from your memory, True Tori was a Lifetime reality show in which Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott invited cameras into their home to document the depressing trainwreck that is their marriage.

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Tori and Dean share a touching moment. So much to say about these two.

To say the show was hard to watch would be a colossal understatement. Whether Dean’s affair was fake or not, the Spelling-McDermott’s have some serious issues and we were more than happy to see True Tori limp to a merciful conclusion.

Sadly, the sadists at Lifetime are bringing the low-rated series back for a second season, and filming began today in the house of horrors that Tori and Dean call home.

The first episode will air on October 21, so Tori and Dean don’t have much time to bring the drama. We imagine they’re dreaming up another imaginary mistress for Dean at this very moment.

Spelling’s series Mystery Girls was canceled after one season, and prior to airing his ditry laundry in front of the world, McDermott was most famous for something called Chopped Canada, so we imagine they need the money, but there’s gotta be a less degrading way to get it.

Then again, maybe people are hesitant to give their loose change to the semi-famous.

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Tori and Dean are so broke, he can’t even afford a vasectomy supposedly. Guess that’s why they keep having kids.

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