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Did Y’all See? Racial Fatigue And White Comfort

September 23rd, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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In this episode of Did Y’all See? We’re discussing the shootings of Terence Crutcher and Keith Scott alongside the prolific attitude of entitlement white Americans have shown lately — from Marc Jacobs’ faux locs controversy to David Simon’s casual use of the n-word, and both men’s refusal to apologize. Watch and weigh in with the editors as they get into all this tea and more.

9 Stars Who Were “Blindsided” By Divorce

September 22nd, 2016 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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You already know that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are calling it quits. However, one of the saddest parts of their split (aside from what will happen with their six kids), is that Pitt didn’t see it coming. According to Pitt’s statement in response to Jolie’s filing, “I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the well-being of our kids. I kindly ask the press to give them the space they deserve during this challenging time.”

Pitt isn’t the first celebrity to be all smiles and in love one day, and then left wondering what went wrong the next. Quite a few stars have said that they were “blindsided” by their spouse’s decision to call it quits.

Angelina Jolie Files For Divorce From Brad Pitt

September 20th, 2016 - By Brande Victorian
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Celebrities attend World Premiere Gala Screening of BY THE SEA at TCL Chinese Theater. Featuring: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 05 Nov 2015 Credit: Brian To/WENN.com

Celebrities attend World Premiere Gala Screening of BY THE SEA at TCL Chinese Theater.
Featuring: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 05 Nov 2015
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Just two years after walking down the aisle, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt.

The actors have been in a relationship since 2004 and are parents to six children whom it appears are the source of the divorce filing. According to TMZ, “Angelina’s decision to file has to do with the way Brad was parenting the children … she was extremely upset with his methods.
We’re told there was no alleged ‘third person’ … her decision to file was solely over Brad’s interaction with their children.”

Jolie filed the legal documents Monday citing irreconcilable differences and is asking for sole physical custody of their kids, Zahara, Maddox, Pax, Shiloh Nouvel, Knox Léon, and Vivienne Marcheline. She is reportedly asking the judge to give Pitt visitation and only join legal custody — not joint physical custody. The 41-year-old actress, who is reportedly worth $160 million, isn’t seeking spousal support.

We’re sad to see this couple split after 12 years together, especially after they wed in 2014 at the urging of their children. At the time, Pitt told Glamour magazine of the pair changing their mind about not getting married as a stance against the former ban on gay marriage:

“We’d actually like to [get married] and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment. I’m not going to go any further. But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous.”

We hope the stars will be able to amicably co-parent.

Did You Know? Celebrity Men Reveal Their Man Crushes

March 7th, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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Man crushes aren’t just for Mondays. These celebrity men may not share their #MCM picks on their Instagram pages, but they are okay with admitting that they’re nursing some lighthearted affection for their fellow stars. And we understand. We’ve been watching Michael B. Jordan and Brad Pitt do their thing on the small and big screen for years too, and it’s hard not to develop a crush on such A-list hunks.

The following stars revealed the famous fellas they admire a great deal and why. And while some might give these guys a side-eye, when you’re comfortable in your sexuality, it shouldn’t be a struggle for one man or woman to admire openly and compliment another.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

The Rock had no problem confessing to E! who his man crush was. And it was his former G.I. Joe: Retaliation co-star Channing Tatum.

“He is, according to some, and one People magazine, the Sexiest Man Alive. And the truth is, and I can say this because I’m very comfortable in my own manhood and sexuality, he is a very sexy guy. He’s a good-looking guy.”

The Price Of Fame: Celebrities Attacked By Fans

March 3rd, 2016 - By Meg Butler
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We’ve all dreamed about what it’s like to be a celebrity at one point or another. But sometimes the road to fame is lined with crazy fans. A$AP Rocky recently found that out the hard way when he was assaulted by three fans in New Zealand when he was just trying to take an elevator ride. And Rocky’s not the only one.

These poor celebrities have had eggs thrown at them; gotten sucker punched during fan signings — some have even been snatched right off of the stage. Now we understand why they’re never seen anywhere without giant bodyguards following them everywhere they go.

These stars probably doubled their personal security after these attacks. And we can’t say we blame them. Could you imagine anything like this happening to you? And do you think that sometimes they regret the fame? Check out 14 times stars were ambushed by fans who went way too far.

Hey Brangelina, Why Get Married When You’re Already Committed?

September 7th, 2014 - By Raven Carter
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What Made Brangelina Finally Get Married

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By Susan Trombetti, From Your Tango

I once met Brad not too long ago and was in awe. It wasn’t because he was Brad Pitt.  It was because he was a humble man who was just plain kind. Like everyone else, I wish him and Angelina a lifetime of love and happiness following their recent nuptials. To them, though, it’s probably anti-climactic. Let’s not forget Brad’s interview years ago when he confessed his heart was yearning for a house full of kids. But he already had that … happiness, lots of kids, a woman he admired and adored, and the commitment he desired. So, what prompted him to finally get married?

When Brad and Angelina started living together, they believed a little piece of paper wasn’t needed to prove to the world they were happy and going to be together forever. However, many children and one serious health scare later, now the couple is married. They also stated publicly that they would not marry until everyone else in our country could also legally do so, throwing their mega-watt star power behind the national campaign for LGBT marriage rights. But now they’ve walked down the aisle anyway. So, what happened?

Well, Brad has stated in interviews that little people in their lives (a.k.a. their kids) were laying on the pressure and questioning their state of matrimony.  Brad and Angelina decided to make their love legal and, impressively, even managed to keep it a secret for a few days. Though the couple initially believed that a piece of paper had no real value in regard to the strength of their love, it turns out that their kids feel that piece of paper means something more. To children, that piece of paper symbols a lifetime of commitment and security for them to have a married mom and dad. However naive and romantic that might seem to us adults.

So, are Brad and Angelina more committed now that they are married? I believe so, for the following reasons:

Check out the reasons here.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Sell Wedding Pics For $2 Million To Two Mags

September 3rd, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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While newlyweds Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross can’t seem to find a publication willing to buy their nuptial photos, recently wed Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie landed two–not one–deal for their exclusive wedding photos. Brangelina got $2 million for the wedding pics they sold to People and Hello! magazines. This comes one week following their private August 23 ceremony in France.

“Publishing insiders tell us that People and Hello! joined forces to pony up the cash for the exclusive shots of Brangelina’s union,” reports The New York Daily News.

Although the couple is usually deeply private they have in the past opened up their personal lives for magazines. They sold the first photos of daughter Shiloh to People for $4 million in 2006. The money went to charity. And in 2007, the pair had another deal with People and Hello!, selling first photos of their son Pax for an undisclosed sum. In 2008, it is rumored they received a record $14 million from People for first photos of twins Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon.

No word if the couple, whose combines net worth is estimated to be around $385 million, will give the $2 million to charity this time.

We’re also expecting wedding day photos of Ross and Simpson to pop up any minute now. They were unable to land a Pitt-Jolie type of exclusive for their big wedding and were hustling around on Labor Day to salvage some sort of deal.

When you compare this amount to what Kim Kardashian and Kanye West made on their wedding, it seems like Brangelinea settled too low. Kim and Kanye were estimated to have made $21 million from their May nuptials, when you tally up the more than $15 million offered by E! to tape the event along with other deals. But we’ll bet when they didn’t get paid in dollars and cents, Brad and Angie got in the intimacy they clearly crave.

Why Did Brangelina Get Married If They Were Already Committed?

August 31st, 2014 - By Raven Carter
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What Made Brangelina Finally Get Married

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By Susan Trombetti, For YourTango

Brad & Angelina finally tied the knot… but why did they bother?

I once met Brad not too long ago and was in awe. It wasn’t because he was Brad Pitt.  It was because he was a humble man who was just plain kind. Like everyone else, I wish him and Angelina a lifetime of love and happiness following their recent nuptials. To them, though, it’s probably anti-climactic. Let’s not forget Brad’s interview years ago when he confessed his heart was yearning for a house full of kids. But he already had that … happiness, lots of kids, a woman he admired and adored, and the committment he desired. So, what prompted him to finally get married?

When Brad and Angelina started living together, they believed a little piece of paper wasn’t needed to prove to the world they were happy and going to be together forever. However, many children and one serious health scare later, now the couple is married. They also stated publicly that they would not marry until everyone else in our country could also legally do so, throwing their mega-watt star power behind the national campaign for LGBT marriage rights. But now they’ve walked down the aisle anyway. So, what happened?

Well, Brad has stated in interviews that little people in their lives (a.k.a. their kids) were laying on the pressure and questioning their state of matrimony.  Brad and Angelina decided to make their love legal and, impressively, even managed to keep it a secret for a few days. Though the couple initially believed that a piece of paper had no real value in regard to the strength of their love, it turns out that their kids feel that piece of paper means something more. To children, that piece of paper symbols a lifetime of commitment and security for them to have a married mom and dad. However naive and romantic that might seem to us adults.

So, are Brad and Angelina more committed now that they are married? I believe so, for the following reasons:

Read more about why Susan says that “piece of paper” makes all the difference, even to Brad and Angelina on YourTango.

I’s Married Now! Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Tied The Knot On The Low-Low Last Weekend

August 28th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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According to the Associated Press, Brat Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally tied the knot after years of the press wondering if and when they would.

According to a spokesman for the couple, they wed on Saturday in Correns in France in a private ceremony. The wedding was attended by family and friends in a small chapel at the Chateau Miraval, which is a wine chateau that the couple own. Before the wedding, they obtained a marriage license in California from a judge who flew to France to conduct the ceremony.

According to the AP, the couple’s children had roles in the wedding. Jolie walked down the aisle with her sons Maddox and Pax, while Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals, and Shiloh and Knox were ring bearers. The couple were engaged back in 2012, and often said that they wouldn’t get married until gay marriage was legal. But after the engagement news broke, Pitt said they were doing it for their kids.

“We’d actually like to [get married] and it seems to mean more and more to our kids. We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out. It means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment. I’m not going to go any further. But to be in love with someone and be raising a family with someone and want to make that commitment and not be able to is ludicrous, just ludicrous.”

This is the third marriage for Jolie, who was married to actor Jonny Lee Miller (actor from the show “Elementary”) in the late ’90s and actor Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003. This is the second marriage for Pitt, who we all know was married to Jennifer Aniston from 2000 to 2005. Pitt met Jolie while still married to Aniston when they came together to film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Congratulations to the couple and their family!

Would You Like Fries With That? Celebs Who Used To Work In Fast Food

July 2nd, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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These celebrities made a lot of money entertaining masses but before they had millions in the bank, they found employment at a fast food eatery.

Celebrities Who Used To Work In Fast Food

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Eva Longoria

As the “Desperate Housewives’” Gabby Solis, Eva Longoria played a former model turned homemaker who wouldn’t be caught dead wearing anything off of the racks. But before she headed to Hollywood, Longoria worked for six years at a Wendy’s restaurant in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. She used part of her hard-earned money to pay for her own quinceañara and to help cover some of the cost of cheerleading in high school.