Angelina Jolie is being sued for copyright violation. Croatian journalist James Braddock claims the Oscar-winning actress' upcoming directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey is based on his book The Subject Work, which he published in 2007.
In a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Illinois, Mr. Braddock claims he met with producer Edin Sarkic - who is now working on Angelina's movie - several times throughout 2008 to discuss the possibility of his tome being adapted for the big screen, X17 reports. He maintains the pair talked about the details of the book, which similarly to In the Land of Blood and Honey documents the love story between a female prisoner and a Serbian soldier, "including plot and character development and the story's cultural significance and historical accuracy."
A judge will now have determine whether "the claimed obvious similarities meet the high threshold needed to prove copyright infringement." Mr. Braddock is seeking an injunction to block the film's scheduled release on December 23, as well as unspecified damages.
While the stars were getting elaborately styled for their turn on the red carpet, we were digging out comfortable pjs ... the better to judge them with.
Who glittered and looked glamorous on award night? Who tried to sizzle but fell flat? Let's break down the fashion at the 2011 Golden Globes, and pick our own winners and losers for the night.
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“You don’t know what [Angelina Jolie] might be like—if she has any sense of humor at all. I was so pleased to find that she is incredibly normal, and has a wonderfully kind of dark, perverse sense of humor. ... “I’ve had the honor and the pleasure and gift of having known Elizabeth Taylor for a number of years. You know, you sit down with her, she slings hash, she sits there and cusses like a sailor, and she’s hilarious. Angie’s got the same kind of thing, you know, the same approach.”
-Johnny Depp comparing his Tourist costar, Angelina Jolie, to the screen legend. (On a side note: Jolie may star as Cleopatra -- a role Taylor once played -- in an possible James Cameron film.)
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Never one to be shy about her tattoos’ meanings, Angelina Jolie got an intimate tattoo for Brad Pitt and is now keeping a tight lip about it.
“Um, it’s for Brad,” Angelina said when asked about the new inking on her inner thigh.
Although she refused to give any more information on the design, she admitted it probably won’t be long before she does, admitting, “I’m bad at hiding secrets.”
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Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt “need” to be together.
The actress - who raises six children, adopted trio, Maddox, Zahara and Pax, and biological kids Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne, with Brad - insists she and the Hollywood heartthrob always make quality time for each other without their kids to keep the spark in their romance.
“The children certainly tie us together, but a relationship won’t hold if it’s only about the kids. You also must be really interested in each other and have a really, really wonderful, exciting time together. We do. Brad and I love being together. We enjoy it. We need it, and we always find that special time. We stay connected. We talk about it. It’s very important,” the actress tells Parade.
Kristen Stewart doesn’t want to be the next Angelina Jolie.
The 20-year-old respects Angelina’s acting talents and commitment to humanitarian work, but she would not want to trade places with her.
“I don’t want to be Angelina Jolie. Not that Angelina Jolie isn’t the most talented, beautiful, successful, amazing, admirable person who does good things for the world, but I don’t want to be a movie star like that.”
Despite being in one of the biggest films of the moment, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Kristen doesn’t enjoy being in the limelight.
“I don’t think there’s anything about being a celebrity that’s desirable. I understand, though, that everybody’s going to know who you are and what you look like, but why be so obsessive? People are in love with you and they don’t even know you. It can be isolating.”
“Like a little dude. Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style. It’s how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes (regular) suits. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
-Angelina Jolie talking about her 4-year-old daughter’s style.
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly getting married.
The couple, who have been together since meeting on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005, have finally given into the pleas of their older children, Maddox, eight, Pax, six, Zahara, five, and three-year-old Shiloh and agreed to tie the knot.
A source close to the couple - who also have 22-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne - told OK! magazine, “First it was Maddox, who has begged his parents to tie the knot for years. Lately, Shiloh and Zahara have been chiming in, and Pax thinks it would just be the coolest thing ever to be a ring bearer.”
Angelina, 34, has previously admitted she and 46-year-old Brad are expecting the children to eventually start questioning why they had never got married: “Usually people fall in love and everything revolves around the ritual of marriage, children are an afterthought. We did everything backwards. But sooner or later it will be the kids who ask us to get married. You know, they see films and start asking questions. Such as, ‘Why are Shrek and his love Fiona married and you’re not?’”
In the past week, photographers have gotten rare opportunities to snap Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s two youngest children—and boy, have they grown up! This picture was taken in Venice, Italy where Angelina is prepping to film The Tourist, a movie with Johnny Depp.
Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, born July 2008, were first spotted in public over a year ago at an airport in Japan. Since then, the 19-month-old twins were also spied at an ice cream shop in Jordan.
You can see an even better shot of Knox - who looks an awful lot like big sister Shiloh - after the jump.
Author Ian Halperin, who literally wrote the book on Brangelina, says that Hollywood’s favorite power couple has split up - no matter what the conflicting reports in the press say. Halperin is considered a definitive source for info about the inner workings of the Brad Pitt-Angelia Jolie dynamic.
The story first unfolded weeks ago in a tabloid, and numerous reps for the couple have said the stories are untrue. However, many other sources say that though they are living together, Brangelina is definitely estranged.
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