Gwyneth Paltrow became ‘really skinny’ after Brad Pitt breakup

Gwyneth Paltrow became “really skinny” after she split from Brad Pitt in the 1990s.To accompany her new cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar, the Avengers actress filmed a video in which she looked through her past covers for the magazine, and while hol…

Gwyneth Paltrow became “really skinny” after she split from Brad Pitt in the 1990s.

To accompany her new cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar, the Avengers actress filmed a video in which she looked through her past covers for the magazine, and while holding a copy of the December 1997 issue, Gwyneth remarked that she became very thin after calling off her engagement to the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star earlier that year because she wasn’t eating.

“This one, I was only about 24 or 25,” she said of the cover photo. “Brad Pitt and I had just broken up and I had breakup… couldn’t not eat (sic). I was really skinny, it was sort of upsetting. But it’s a nice picture.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 47-year-old revealed that she is still good friends with the actor and loves seeing Instagram posts that pay homage to their ’90s style.

In the video, Gwyneth also shared that she didn’t like her “terrible” May 2010 cover of the publication because she looked “really cheesy”, and wasn’t a fan of her November 2016 cover, in which she wore a lacy masquerade-style mask with matching top.

“I don’t like this one either. I don’t think it’s a good photo,” the star candidly stated.

However, Gwyneth’s favourite cover was for the March 2012 issue, in which she wore a black dress with revealing leg split and turned her face away from the camera.

“This was a good one, this is my iconic Bazaar cover guys,” she gushed. “I love how you can’t see my face, it’s very cool, this was a fun one. I liked this shoot a lot. This is one of my favourite shoots of all time. I loved this one, this is great.”

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Leonardo DiCaprio had ‘strangely comfortable’ relationship with Brad Pitt on new movie

Leonardo DiCaprio had a “strangely comfortable” relationship with Brad Pitt while making Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.The Oscar-winning actor plays failed movie star Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s epic drama, opposite Pitt as his best fr…

Leonardo DiCaprio had a “strangely comfortable” relationship with Brad Pitt while making Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The Oscar-winning actor plays failed movie star Rick Dalton in Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s epic drama, opposite Pitt as his best friend and stuntman Cliff Booth.

In an interview with Deadline, DiCaprio opened up about his professional relationship with the Fight Club actor, and shared that he and the 56-year-old clicked instantly on the set of the star-studded film.

“What was very interesting about working with Brad was this strange inherent comfort and ease that we really both clicked into day one,” he said. “It didn’t need a lot of prep work. We talked about the script, and we instinctively knew that dynamic and relationship, and who these guys were to one another.”

Calling Pitt “an incredible professional”, he admitted that the duo also enjoyed flexing their acting muscles by improvising a lot of lines while filming.

“Brad and I did a lot of improvising in the movie, but our relationship clicked right off the bat,” DiCaprio explained, adding that director Tarantino had refused to let them ad-lib certain scenes.

“When there is a scene that he has in his head, you hold it as a modern-day type of Shakespeare dialogue,” he shared. “If there’s a scene that is in his head that is written a specific way, you say those lines as they’re written.”

Elsewhere in the interview, DiCaprio said he feels Martin Scorsese is saying farewell to the gangster drama genre with his epic movie, The Irishman.

“When I first heard about it, I was like, please f**king make this movie. This has all of the guys I want to see in one epic master orchestra led by Marty,” he said, noting that the three-and-a-half hour-long film was a “completely new mind-blowing experience.”

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Quentin Tarantino gets ‘many letters’ from stars wanting to be in his movies

Quentin Tarantino has insisted the best way to land a role in one of his movies is to write him a letter.The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director lives off the grid and doesn’t even own a phone, but he recently told the New York Post’s gossip column …

Quentin Tarantino has insisted the best way to land a role in one of his movies is to write him a letter.

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director lives off the grid and doesn’t even own a phone, but he recently told the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six he gets “many letters” from actors wanting to appear in his flicks.

“I have no cell and I’m hard to get hold of,” he explained, revealing Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, and Lena Dunham, who all appear in his most recent movie, were among those who penned notes requesting roles in his projects.

“Margot knocked me on my keester (butt). I’ve watched her for years, I like Australians, and she was the only choice to play Sharon Tate,” the 56-year-old said. “She’s my Holy Grail. So, we talked. Then, ‘Want to do it? Don’t do anything meanwhile. You got it.’

“Producers offered her everything. She turned them all down so she’d be available for me. That loyalty and spirit is invaluable.”

However, Tarantino shared that stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt didn’t need to request their roles in his 2019 hit. And he named Roman Polanski as one person who has never written to him.

“I don’t think he’s even seen the movie,” he said of his latest film, in which Polanski was played by Polish star Rafal Zawierucha.

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Brad Pitt inspired to make better movies after starring in ‘disappointing’ Troy

Brad Pitt was inspired to make better movies after he was left “disappointed” by his 2004 film Troy.The epic action drama, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and co-starring Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger, followed the legendary story of the Gree…

Brad Pitt was inspired to make better movies after he was left “disappointed” by his 2004 film Troy.

The epic action drama, directed by Wolfgang Petersen and co-starring Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom and Diane Kruger, followed the legendary story of the Greek army, lead by Pitt’s character Achilles, who invaded the historical city of Troy.

In an interview with The New York Times, the 56-year-old admitted he was so disappointed by the film that it dramatically changed the way he decided future roles.

“It was really a turn on Troy. I was disappointed in it,” Pitt shared, adding that he was told to do Troy instead of a Coen Brothers film called To the White Sea, which never came to fruition.

“We had an opportunity to go, and then it was shut down. Then another interesting opportunity arose, and instead I was talked into: ‘No, you need to be doing this other thing. You can get to your art project later.’ I ended up taking that advice,” he lamented.

He later confessed that he was contractually obligated to star in Troy after pulling out of another unnamed movie for Warner Bros.

“I was put in Troy. It wasn’t painful, but I realised that the way that movie was being told was not how I wanted it to be. I made my own mistakes in it,” he explained, noting that he had become “spoiled” working with David Fincher on Fight Club in 1999.

Despite Troy’s huge box office success, Pitt was frustrated with the lack of depth his character Achilles had.

“Every shot was like, ‘Here’s the hero!’ There was no mystery,” he complained. “So about that time I made a decision that I was only going to invest in quality stories, for lack of a better term. It was a distinct shift that led to the next decade of films.”

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Jennifer Aniston: ‘I don’t feel 50’

Jennifer Aniston has no qualms about getting older.The Morning Show star reached the milestone in February and celebrated with a star-studded bash in Los Angeles that included the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., …

Jennifer Aniston has no qualms about getting older.

The Morning Show star reached the milestone in February and celebrated with a star-studded bash in Los Angeles that included the likes of George and Amal Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Barbra Streisand, and Laura Dern.

Now, Jennifer – who was recently named as one of People magazine’s People of the Year, told the publication that she has no anxiety over the ageing process.

“(I don’t) feel 50,” she shared. “I don’t know what that’s supposed to feel like or look like. I know what society has painted it as and what narrative we put around it but none of that applies to myself in terms of how I feel about it.”

Jennifer went on to explain that she thinks of birthdays – whatever the age – as markers of good health. Accordingly, this is part of the reason why she wanted to have a big blowout for her 50th.

“Well, I love a big ol’ celebration and I thought what’s the alternative? Look, the alternative to not being 50 is because you’re not here anymore!” the star laughed. “And thank God. I think of all the people that we’ve lost before the age of 50 or at the age of 50. And also, I think we’re living longer now.”

As for what this past year has taught her, the Friends actress confessed she feels much more capable as she enters the next decade of her life.

“The words ‘I dare you’ or ‘no’ always make me kind of go, ‘Oh, okay. Well, let’s just see,'” she said.

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The Irishman crowned film of the year by National Board of Review

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix gangster epic The Irishman has been named Best Film of 2019 by America’s top critics.The National Board of Review officials have also lauded Quentin Tarantino with Best Director honours for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while…

Martin Scorsese’s Netflix gangster epic The Irishman has been named Best Film of 2019 by America’s top critics.

The National Board of Review officials have also lauded Quentin Tarantino with Best Director honours for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while Renee Zellweger has picked up another Best Actress gong for her turn as Judy Garland in the biopic Judy.

Other big winners include Adam Sandler, who claimed the Best Actor prize for Uncut Gems, and Brad Pitt and Kathy Bates, who scored the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards for Once Upon and Time in Hollywood and Richard Jewell, respectively.

The full list of winners is:

Best Film: The Irishman

Best Director: Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor: Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

Best Actress: Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Best Original Screenplay: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie & Ronald Bronstein, Uncut Gems

Best Adapted Screenplay: Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Breakthrough Performance: Paul Walter Hauser, Richard Jewell

Best Directorial Debut: Melina Matsoukas, Queen & Slim

Best Animated Feature: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Best Foreign Language Film: Parasite

Best Documentary: Maiden

Best Ensemble: Knives Out

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 1917

NBR Icon Award: Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: For Sama

NBR Freedom of Expression Award: Just Mercy

Top Films:

1917

Dolemite is My Name

Ford v Ferrari

Jojo Rabbit

Knives Out

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Richard Jewell

Uncut Gems

Waves

Top 5 Foreign Language Films:

Atlantics

Invisible Life

Pain and Glory

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Transit

Top 5 Documentaries:

American Factory

Apollo 11

The Black Godfather

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Wrestle

Top 10 Independent Films:

The Farewell

Give Me Liberty

A Hidden Life

Judy

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Midsommar

The Nightingale

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Souvenir

Wild Rose

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Brad Pitt named brand ambassador for Brioni

Brad Pitt has been appointed as a brand ambassador for menswear label Brioni. The Italian luxury house, which is owned by Kering, has tapped the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star to front its upcoming advertising campaign, which is due to be released …

Brad Pitt has been appointed as a brand ambassador for menswear label Brioni.

The Italian luxury house, which is owned by Kering, has tapped the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star to front its upcoming advertising campaign, which is due to be released in January 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the company.

“Brioni is pleased to announce legendary actor Brad Pitt as its brand ambassador. An icon of cinema and style, Pitt embodies and reinforces Brioni’s bond with Hollywood. #Brioni #BradPitt #TailoringLegends,” a brand representative posted on social media.

Alongside the announcement on Instagram, the reps also shared a close-up picture of a label that had the words “Brad Pitt for Brioni” stitched into some black fabric.

Pitt follows in the footsteps of Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, and Pierce Brosnan, who have all appeared in previous campaigns for Brioni, which is known for its made-to-measure men’s suits, sartorial ready-to-wear collections, and leather goods.

The 55-year-old is no stranger to the company, having worn black bespoke Brioni suits at recent red carpet events, including the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood in May and the Venice Film Festival premiere of Ad Astra in August.

Pitt, who will likely be making many appearances during the upcoming awards season, has previously served as brand ambassador for watch company Breitling and was made the first male face of iconic perfume Chanel No. 5 back in 2012.

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Angelina Jolie: ‘My body has been through a lot’

Angelina Jolie is recovering after putting her body “through a lot” over the past decade.The actress has had a tumultuous few years, becoming engaged to long-term partner Brad Pitt in 2012, tying the knot two years later, and then sadly separating in 2…

Angelina Jolie is recovering after putting her body “through a lot” over the past decade.

The actress has had a tumultuous few years, becoming engaged to long-term partner Brad Pitt in 2012, tying the knot two years later, and then sadly separating in 2016.

And in a candid interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Angelina revealed that the heartache has taken its toll on her physically and mentally.

“My body has been through a lot over the past decade, particularly the past four years,” she explained, referencing her well-publicised break-up from the Hollywood actor. “I have both the visible and invisible scars to show for it. The invisible ones are harder to wrestle with. Life takes many turns. Sometimes you get hurt, you see those you love in pain, and you can’t be as free and open as your spirit desires.

“It’s not new or old, but I do feel the blood returning to my body.”

The Oscar winner also opened up about her determination to inspire women to challenge themselves.

“I think the challenge is to ask yourself what you’ve always wanted to do and do it. Don’t just be comfortable with what is generally accepted, but find the new,” the 44-year-old urged. “Find your oxygen, your originality, your own voice. Live more fully. Rebel. Resist. Question. Be curious. Explore. Go outside what is comfortable to you. Say the thing you’ve been afraid to say.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Angelina, who is mother to six children, touched upon the custody arrangement she and Brad have hammered out since their split.

“I would love to live abroad and will do so as soon as my children are 18. Right now, I’m having to base where their father chooses to live,” she explained, hinting that the 55-year-old has requested she stay in the U.S. with their brood.

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Mindy Kaling dresses as Brad Pitt movie character for Halloween

Mindy Kaling has dressed up as Brad Pitt’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character for Halloween.The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a snap of her outfitted in jeans, a Champion T-shirt with Hawaiian shirt over top, with the look complet…

Mindy Kaling has dressed up as Brad Pitt’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character for Halloween.

The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share a snap of her outfitted in jeans, a Champion T-shirt with Hawaiian shirt over top, with the look completed with a blonde wig and Mindy carrying a toy dog. In the accompanying caption, she explained that she was inspired by Brad’s stuntman character in Quentin Tarantino’s movie.

“Call me Cliff Booth,” she wrote.

Mindy’s hilarious costume quickly garnered over 100,000 likes and praise from her celebrity friends, such as Glen Powell, who wrote, “Spot on,” and Andy Favreau, who gushed: “Holy s**t amazing.”

Other stars to get into the Halloween spirit included Jennifer Garner, who dressed as a post box, Cardi B, who transformed into Poison Ivy for the night, and Bella Hadid, who opted to go as a sexy Fred Flintstone.

Heidi Klum went all out for her annual Halloween party and transformed into a gruesome alien, while Georgia Fowler channelled Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka dressed as the Olsen twins, Mariah Carey as a glam rocker, and Halima Aden as Maleficent.

Elsewhere, new couple Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson went as Perri Lister and Billy Idol, Lizzo dressed as a DNA test in reference to the lyric “100 per cent that b**ch” in her single Truth Hurts, and Normani went all out as Cher circa 1979.

Of course, the Kardashians got into the action too, with Kim Kardashian copying Reese Witherspoon’s iconic looks as Elle Woods in hit movie Legally Blonde, Khloe dressing as Cruella de Vil, and Kourtney partying the night away in a cowgirl ensemble.

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Brad Pitt chooses roles only he can do 

Brad Pitt chooses parts depending on whether he can bring his own “personal experience” to them.The Fight Club actor has been more selective with his acting roles in recent years, having only starred in 2016’s Allied and 2017’s War Machine before makin…

Brad Pitt chooses parts depending on whether he can bring his own “personal experience” to them.

The Fight Club actor has been more selective with his acting roles in recent years, having only starred in 2016’s Allied and 2017’s War Machine before making a splash this year with major lead roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and James Gray’s sci-fi flick Ad Astra.

Explaining how he picks and chooses his parts, Pitt told GQ magazine that he always asks himself: “If I’m gonna do the role, what can I bring to it that someone else can’t?”

“It’s about bringing my personal experience, my personal humour, my personal, um, embarrassments, and my personal pains,” he continued. “When I watch (Christian) Bale or (Tom) Hardy, I can’t do what they do. I love watching them. And I couldn’t step into that role… I want to do the same thing on my end.”

The 55-year-old also admitted that ageing has made him conscious of spending his time wisely and working on projects or with people he cares about.

“It’s just getting f**king older!” the star continued. “How you become more aware of time, and you’ve had more experience, good and bad, with people. And your own wins and losses – the older you get, they don’t seem like so much of a win or so much of a loss. Who you spend your time with, how you spend time – it has just become much more important to me.”

However, most of the time, Pitt will simply turn projects down so he can enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

“Leo(nardo DiCaprio) and I were having this conversation the other day. I hit this point in the late ’90s or early 2000s, where I realised I was chasing these interesting (roles), yet I was failing to live as interesting a life as I thought I could,” he added.

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