Angelina Jolie claims she has "never seen" the book she is alleged to have based In the Land of Blood and Honey on.
The Oscar-winning actress - who is making her directorial debut with the Serbian love story - is being sued by Croatian journalist James Braddock for copyright violation, as he maintains the movie is an adaptation of his own book The Subject Work, which was published in 2007.
Jolie, however, has dismissed the lawsuit as "par for the course" of directing a film: "It's par for the course. It happens on almost every film. There are many books and documentaries that I did pull from. It's a combination of many people's stories. But that particular book I've never seen."
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. 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."
Angelina Jolie doesn't have any "girlfriends."
The Oscar-winning actress - who raises six children, Maddox, 10, Pax, right, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with partner Brad Pitt - admitted she is "not very social," as she prefers to stay at home with her family than go out partying.
"I don't really have girlfriends in movies, if you've noticed. Well, I have a few girlfriends, I just... I stay at home a lot. I'm just not very social. I don't do a lot with them, and I'm very homebound. I'll talk to my family. I talk to Brad ... But I don't know, I don't have a lot of friends I talk to. He is really the only person I talk to," she said to Marie Claire.
While the 36-year-old beauty explained the couple have no plans to expand their brood at present, she conceded she could "end up pregnant" at any moment. Asked whether she and Brad are hoping to add to their family, Angelina said, "Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know. I could end up pregnant."
Angelina Jolie has praised her "wonderful" partner Brad Pitt.
The Oscar-winning actress - who raises six children, Maddox, 10, Pax, right, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, with the Hollywood actor - is grateful to have had the support of Brad while she filmed her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey.
"I have a wonderful partner in Brad and we take turns working always. So I was with the kids when he shot Moneyball, and when he finished he took a few months off while I was shooting this. It was helpful [to have them there], but the kids had to be kept away from most of the set. So they would be outside playing with the fake snow and I would be inside working on something else," Jolie told People.
The 36-year-old star - who was accompanied to last night's premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey by Brad and his parents, Bill and Jane - admitted she "couldn't" have worked on the project without her support system in place. Speaking about having the trio by her side, Angelina added, "It means everything. I couldn't be standing here without them."
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.
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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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