Hollywood superstar and mother of six Angelina Jolie Pitt says she hadn’t planned on raising children.
In an interview with the Associated Press, the actress-director, 40, described a shift in her attitude in 2000, when she was shooting the action flick “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” in Cambodia. She said. “When I first came to Cambodia, it changed me. It changed my perspective. I realized there was so much about history that I had not been taught in school, and so much about life that I needed to understand, and I was very humbled by it.”
The daughter of actor Jon Voight and late actress Marcheline Bertrand recalled how Cambodia was different from Los Angeles, where she felt “a real emptiness” growing up. “That trip triggered my realization of how little I knew and the beginning of my search for that knowledge,” she said.
In 2002, Jolie adopted her eldest, Maddox, now 14. A few years later, she brought home her daughter Zahara, now 11, from Ethiopia. In 2007, she and her then-future husband, Brad Pitt, adopted Pax, now 12, from Vietnam.
The couple, who married in August 2014, also share three biological children: Daughter Shiloh, 9, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 7.
Jolie’s affinity for Cambodia will come to the fore in an upcoming Netflix original, “First They Killed My Father,” which is based on Loung Ung’s memoir. The movie will detail, from a child’s perspective, the Khmer Rouge regime that claimed over 2 million lives in the 1970s.
BEYONCE PROTEST A BUST
Apparently not that many folks are mad about Beyonce’s new song “Formation.”
Only two protesters showed up to join an event organized outside the NFL headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, Us reports.
The revolt was scheduled by critics who maintained that lyrics to her new single, which she performed at the Super Bowl, are offensive to police officers.
“She’s supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the Black Panthers movement, which is very cynical,” demonstrator Ariel Kohane told Us.
More people, around 100 supporters holding pro-Beyonce signs, showed up for the counterprotest.
A jury has acquitted Dante Soiu, a 66-year-old Ohio man, of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow after prosecutors said he sent her unsolicited letters and gifts in recent years.
S.F. 49er Jaquiski Tartt is 24. … S.F. 49er Brandon Thomas is 25. … S.F. 49er Tank Carradine is 27. … Musician Regina Spektor is 36. … Actress Molly Ringwald is 48. … Rapper Dr. Dre is 51. … Actor Matt Dillon is 52. Game show hostess Vanna White is 59. … Actor John Travolta is 62. … Singer Randy Crawford is 64. … Actress Cybill Shepherd is 66. … Artist Yoko Ono is 83. … Author Toni Morrison is 85.
— Wire report