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In or out: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie (and accessory) attends the Inglorious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival.


Jesus Christ, they are a ridiculously good-looking couple.


Versace Fall 2008 Collection
Model: Lily Donaldson







It's virtually impossibly to assess the qualities of a garment when the wearer is just so damn distracting. We're not saying anything new here but she could come out in a paper bag and still look amazing. Come to think of it, that's just what she did. It's an interesting dress from a construction point of view. It drapes beautifully and gives the illusion that it's revealing so much more than it actually is, but the problem we have with it is the color. So blah, so...nothing. It looks so much better in the runway blue.

Even though we don't love the color of this dress, we have to say, it did exactly what it was supposed to since these pictures have been all over the internet for the last couple of days. It's an IN.

But Angie, we have to say, as genetically superior as you are, you're looking a little under the weather, hon. Perhaps you should lay off the smack see a doctor.

[Photos: Getty Images/WireImage/NYMag.com]


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she's amazingly beautiful and I agree that the color of the dress is blah, but she is what makes it stand out!


I'm not a fan of the super dark red lips. I think they tend to make the rest of the person look sickly or like a clown. And she should have gone with the dress in grey-blue as it was on the runway. And her tattoos just look so horrifically bad. Big OUT. Brad is looking good though. He was looking very plastically for a while there.


Hm. It's IN-ish. I hate the color, and she is looking rough compared to how she usually looks, but still amazing compared to ordinary humans. I think the lipstick is too bright. It makes her lips look freakishly huge. And again, okay, yes, they are freakishly huge, but a slightly less bright color would make her look a little less frightening in that first shot.


they need to continue procreating. but i do prefer this dress in blue. and with less morticia addams lips.


she looked a little too much of one color - especially with the slit so high (a little too ob-gyn for my tastes). She is so so so gorgeous and I love the fact she is not all mystic tanned, but I agree with everyone else about the original color of the dress as being so much better.


She looks stunning. She is genetically gifted but i'm pretty sure she had a nose job too.


I don't mind the lips, but if she wanted to make a statement the hair should have been a little more "done".

The slit is way too high.

Other than that, to me, it's blah. Maybe because I'm so sick of HER.


IN.
I also would have liked a better color, but I guess it's kind of intriguing in this color. She can't look bad, that's for sure.
I disagree with those who don't like the dark red lip. I think it can look fantastic on a person with nicely shaped lips, and we all know girlfriend has lips for days. A good choice for her, especially when everybody else is walking around with the pale lips look.


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I'm not a fan of the super dark red lips. I think they tend to make the rest of the person look sickly or like a clown. Why compromise? I say she looks like a sickly clown. The color of that dress doesn't help with her complexion.


I LOVE YOU DOLLS. thank you for heeding the calls of the lowly. :)

and i'm surprised it was an IN, because the draping is rather more saggy to me than appealing. but the lack of colour and falling-off look have definitely done their job.

agree on the haggard quality but am biased by my own insomnia.

too biased in fact to say in or out.

~ a third Laura


Oh, and let me add... she's definitely done it better than Nicole Kidman, but she's had work done and her face weirdly waxy. I hate botox faces.


Oh dear.

I think I would definitely have to say OUT on this one. She has some weird saggy boob look goin on, the color is HORRIFIC and totally washes her out, and the make-up is equally horrendous. The lipstick is especially bad as it seems to totally clash with the dress.

I don't know. I can't help but look at these photos and say, "She doesn't even look... pretty."

And lets face it, for her, that's pretty damn hard to do.


I read somewhere that the color in person was much more pink and had more pop. Maybe it didn't photograph well?


Too bad she's stuck with those stupid Halloween wax lips! She needs a serious lip reduction.


after 30 sec staring at the fisrt picture i have those too red lips imprinted in my brain, im looking at bright light to make them go away. The lips are too much against the skin/dress (can't tell what is what)


I don't know. I can't help but look at these photos and say, "She doesn't even look... pretty." I really have to agree with Beth. Nothing about this looks good to me. She need to lay off the lip explosions, and quit drawing lines around her lips. The darker lipliner made the lipstick so much worse. She also needs to shampoo and style her hair.

The dress didn't add anything except a lot of people staring to see if she was really almost naked or if she had on invisible underwear. I don't know what she is trying to prove, because she could look SO much better than this.


I don't think she looks that sickly. Let's remember how many kids this woman has. Nannies or no, these two look incredible considering the lives they lead! I would be in Betty Ford.

I didn't have that body before I had my twins, but it is amazing that any one can have it afterward.

I like the structure of the dress, but agreed on the color.


She would look better,more elegant, prettier (take your pick) without those tatoos on her back. YUK


The color and fabric make her look, essentially, naked, which is exactly what she was going for, because she is what she is.

So. Trying way to hard to evoke nakedness, skanky tattoos, drab color, saggy fit. The only thing helping her is some seriously good genetics. OUT.


Angelina would have looked so much better in the blue, but all the same, I think it's quite stunning how much better this dress looks on a woman with breast and hips than on the stick of a runway model. It's VERSACE, for crying out loud. Versace demands cleavage. Can't Donatella find runway models who eat food?

This appears to be an unpopular opinion, but I like Angelina's makeup. If it weren't for the lips, she'd have absolutely monotone. That bold lipstick saves the look, in my opinion.


I think they smell bad.


I think one of the problems is that neither one of them look as if they're alive. At least Tilda Swinton had a spark in her eye. Beautiful woman and I agree with the posters who say that she was successful in appearing naked. I'm giving it an OUT.


I have to say OUT.
I'm tired of her doing these neutral dresses.
Wonder why she keeps doing that...


Am I the only one who thought this dress made her look preggers (again?)? Maybe it's the way the fabric drapes across the belly, but she looks about 4 months to me.


Love the dress & the color-- because, quite frankly, what could be better than the impression of Angelina Jolie naked? That is one amazing display of female pulchritude. The man candy ain't bad, either.

marstokyo, Is something wrong w/ prominent lips? I think AJ's are sensuous & beautiful.
Jennifer Hudson wouldn't be nearly as luscious w/out hers.


bitchybitchybitchy

As always, Angelina has the right accessory(Brad), which gives her an "IN" in my book-I'm so shallow!

I think she could have brought the red lipstick down a few shades, and the slit is a wee bit too high, but then, this is a Versace, and there is absolutely nothing shy or demure about a Versace gown.


I actually think she looks pretty bad here, even beyond the fugly couture draped Ace bandage she's wearing. Robotic and botoxed. I would've blamed the dress but it's surprisingly a lot better on the model. I have always loved her tattoos when she wears these gowns though. Something about the hard/soft contrast appeals to me. Still, it's a big OUT.


I think its amazing that such a beautiful person can dress so boring! Would a little bit of color kill her?

I think its a fifty-fifty honestly - it could have been gorgeous in a color, but those lips are just fug.


I think this is such an OUT. Yes, the pictures have been everywhere for the last couple of days, but only because she's the woman wearing the dress. She's generally stunning, no matter what she wears, but the dress (in this color) is an OUT, and she is an OUT in the dress.


I have to disagree with you, Tom & Lorenzo. The color is dreadful (why is Jolie so afraid of color?) but more important, I do not think the dress is beautifully draped. Those batwings of fabric under her bosom saggify her breasts and thicken her waist. Her womanly figure has been turned into something matronly, dowdy, and sad. The dress is like a time-warp: it shows us what Jolie's body will look like in 40 years, if she stops exercising and dieting and breastfeeds five more kids. I think that dress on Angelina demonstrates that NO WOMAN, no matter how beautiful, no matter how goddess-perfect her body, is going to look good in a garment with lots of slack, blousy droopiness over her mid-torso/waist region. You know all those Lanvin dresses that are in stores and magazines right now? The ones with all the volume mid-section? Some of which Jolie has worn on the red carpet? They are the worst, really. Those garments are a crime against the female form. -victoria


Love the dress, don't like the color. She needs some blush or a little bronzer to liven her up. She needs a little more poof to her hair, it's too flat. I think she looks exhausted; she was just at the Hague watching child torture trials. Probably a little hard to shift gears like that.

I say IN

Jilly


Ugh! I cannot stand that homewrecker, and I don't think she is all that good looking. Brad, gorgeous. Her - she looks like the frog that ate Manhattan with those lips and those bug eyes. I generally don't make fun of people's looks, but I don't get the love for her. And her dress is fugly.


Love the side burns. Love the goatee. Love the slighty spikey hair. Love the handsome smirk/smile. Love the classic tux. Love the askew bow tie. Love the pocket square. Love the shoes. Perfection.

Who's the hag with him?


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Nancy said...

Ugh! I cannot stand that homewrecker, and I don't think she is all that good looking. Brad, gorgeous
.

LOL. You do know that Brad Pitt had a lot bigger part in wrecking his own home than Angelina did, right? Men are more than brainless penises, and beautiful women aren't magical temptress sirens.


Wait a minute, is she completely naked under there??

I like the dress better in blue.


They dissed Tim at the Oscars, so I hate them.

OUT.

Yep, I'm just that petty.


And why do the women end up super-skinny and uninteresting once they start having sex with Brad Pitt?

She looked so curvy and happy in her pre-baby days.

I'm just saying...


Bailey said...
......and beautiful women aren't magical temptress sirens.
~~~~~~~~~


Yes. We. Are. :)





~~~~


Just kiddin' I actually agree (about Pit).


Nancy said...

Ugh! I cannot stand that homewrecker, and I don't think she is all that good looking. Brad, gorgeous.

LOL. You do know that Brad Pitt had a lot bigger part in wrecking his own home than Angelina did, right? Men are more than brainless penises, and beautiful women aren't magical temptress sirens.
I can't stand him either, but at least he is easy on the eyes!!


I'm not trying to criticize Brad Pitt here, but since he has gray in his beard, do you think he dyes his hair then? Seems kinda odd you'd go through all the trouble making sure your hair has no grey, but then give it all away with your beard.

Not like I really care though as Brad Pitt still looks hot.


Sewing Siren
5/22/09 11:37 AM I think they smell bad.



LOL!


Word Nancy. Fair enough. I just think it's funny when people trash Angelina out of some sense of 'morality' but then give Brad a free pass because they think he genuinely didn't do anything wrong.

Brad Pitt definitely dyes his hair. Few, few, few men reach his age with no gray showing and there papparazzi pics out there showing him a lot grayer and more haggard-looking than he is here.


She forgot to get dressed when she got out of bed! She's still wearing her nightgown.


Woman needs to GAIN some WEIGHT. Seriously, she's so gorgeous when she's not so scarily skinny. (That's why she looked so hot pregnant!) I don't know her life, so I don't want to assume that she's trying to be this skinny -- maybe she really is sick, or maybe that's just how her body naturally is these days and there's nothing she can do about it; whatever the reason, my point is just that she looks a LOT better a little more filled out. I thought this dress looked terrible, in part because of her sad, scrawny leg sticking out.


Like the dress. Hate the color on her.


damn it, I hate them both.... why not me?!

I have to say OUT to this as well. And not just because I resent her genetically mutated good looks. On the rack, I'm sure the dress is gorgeous, but Angelina, sweetie, when you wear something that's the same color as your skin, it doesn't look like it's the dress that's draping so much as your boobs. And besides the fact that there is the illusion that she's got some gravity issues, there's also the pardox issue of looking thin and sickly. I think it's the lips. You pull off super red lips like no one else, dear, but not with that dress.


Lilithcat said: "{She forgot to get dressed when she got out of bed! She's still wearing her nightgown."

That's what I thought! Hah!

That lipstick makes her look haggard and her complection looks waxy. And since the dress has drapes and folds, she should have gone with a Grecian up-do. Finally, the blue MIGHT have made this an "in" but flesh-tones are not attractive, even on her. She is completely OUT.


Her lips don't bother me as much as her hair! The dress is beautiful but would be better in a different color but at least it wasn't black!


Her lips don't bother me as much as her hair! The dress is beautiful but would be better in a different color but at least it wasn't black!


God in heaven these people inspire such envy in me! but strangle, also pride!

srsly, sex on a stick! i think they both look faboosh! although i swear to god, first time i clicked on it i though she was wearing transparent fabric...i mean she is basically nakey, right?

if i was angie, i would be too!


Anonymous said...

"They dissed Tim at the Oscars, so I hate them. OUT. Yep, I'm just that petty."

They DID? Me, too, then!


She's like a goth Sophia Loren. He's big daddy (also like SL's dearly departed husband). Nice to see them both LOOKING SO MUCH LIKE THEMSELVES. (Of course he dyes his hair, who doesn't. I much preferred him a blond.)

Do not expect her to not wear her lips. Never mind the color. That is the her of her. From time to time she gets them inflated even more! Her lips, makeup & hair look like she barely touched them, just threw on some bright lipstick and off we go. Another busy day for moms.

Kudos for her correct undergarments. Many a pretty girl has totalled out the look failing this aspect. They both made it all work, tired as they looked. IN.


if angelina was going for venus de milo she did nail it. that body does not look as though she had carried twins within the last year. holy crap.

though the lips are a bit over the top. that raspberry color makes them look a bit lower-labial. and the hairline is a bit wonky. so, that might be the reason she looked a bit peaked in these pictures. that shit can age a bitch. chalk that up to the post natal hormone-y stuff that happens after three rug rats are pushed through the girl bits within three years.


When I first glanced at the photo, I thought it was Octomom, not Angelina Jolie.


OUT - she looks like she's trying to hard. "Look everyone I'm essentially naked! Look at me some more!" She better watch out, she's headed for Madonna's world of desperately trying to hold onto your youth.


The good thing is: They're back to looking like the biggest movie star couple in the world.

The bad thing is: It will inevitably lead to more tabloid covers with these pics and headlines detailing Jenn Aniston's devastation at them throwing their happiness in her face.


I hope that everyone who moaned and whined about her "not trying" and "wearing a sack" in recent appearances gives her credit here. (T&Lo, who are gentlemen, did.)

That said, the nearly naked sex goddess look doesn't do much for me. Maybe it would if I were attracted to girls! In honor of her now being back to "trying" and the fact that she has a really lush, statuesque look going, I will call it IN.

I'd say she does look tired, which the lipstick accentuates, but that's life with a pack of little kids, a career & a partner.

Along those lines,
Anonymous 5/22/09 12:05 PM said:

"I do not think the dress is beautifully draped. Those batwings of fabric under her bosom saggify her breasts and thicken her waist. Her womanly figure has been turned into something matronly, dowdy, and sad. The dress is like a time-warp: it shows us what Jolie's body will look like in 40 years, if she stops exercising and dieting and breastfeeds five more kids"

Sorry, gotta disagree that the dress is making her look so precociously aged. It may not be disguising as much as some would like of what Ms. Jolie's body looks like at age 33 after 2 pregnancies, one with twins, in three years. Such things take a toll, even with great maintenance. She's not gonna look like a 20 year old ever again. But she looks damn good for where she is in life.


I'm with Summer. It's not my favorite color, but the lipstick saves her from being completely monochromatic. That's how amazing her lips are: they double as an accessory.


I was waiting you guys to post this one! Thanks, TLo.

Yes, she's looking weary (esp around the eyes) and yes, the color doesn't do her justice. But, the way that dress drapes on Mama Jolie, baby, her look is IN!


Can someone get the model a milk shake? Her bony chest and shoulders are making me hurt.


Bailey: "You do know that Brad Pitt had a lot bigger part in wrecking his own home than Angelina did, right? Men are more than brainless penises, and beautiful women aren't magical temptress sirens."

Good point.

And I still like the dress better in blue (just to keep the comment fashion-related).


The graffiti all over her back looks hideous.

Scribbling permanent phrases and numbers all over your body is dopey enough-- but why do people also insist on having it written in ancient languages that neither they nor anyone come in contact with can even READ? DO they think it makes them seem scholarly? ("It says, 'Keep on Truckin' in Sanskrit".)


Oh God, you guys are drawing me into this and I'm so tired of them. Remember during awards season when Angie wore the blue Max Azria dress? Her lips were pale too. That didn't work for her either. It is her gauntness that is a negative. She is still IN because it is such a relief from the black and she seems a little bit more relaxed than early 2009. I think Brad is the ultimate asshole. Every girl he's been with loses about 20 pounds from their already-slim frame. I blame him for all the crap I've had to read the past 5+ years. He simply left his wife for a younger, hotter piece of ass. Their charity work & donations come across as a relief of guilt for all of their excess. Do see the homes Brad designs for Katrina victims? They're a wee bit smaller than the mansions he and his family live in.-Frances


Oh, dear TLo, you know I hate to disagree with you, but Angie has earned a huge OUT from me!!
She looks positively dreadful. But then, lately, she looks dreadful all the time. Maybe I'm just sick of Brangelina. They both make me gag.


Sorry, I just don't get the fascination with these two. And at this point, he could just show up with Amanda Lepore and no one would notice the difference.

--GothamTomato


"Bailey said: Men are more than brainless penises"




I've seen no evidence of that.

--GothamTomato


"Sewing Siren said: I think they smell bad."




That's what I always say about Matthew McConoughey. (He does look like he smells bad, doesn't he?)

--GothamTomato


I do believe Ms Angelina is pregnant again...just an instinct looking at her. Something in her eyes when she looks at the camera. I was right about Ms Heidi K several months ago when I posted that I thought she might be pregnant. I think that it accounts for Angie looking a bit thick through the middle and the seemingly fuller breasts. The drape of the dress is flattering to her body shape and height~kinda Ramified. I love the old Hollywood red lips and cascading waves in her hair. Definitely IN for me.


Gotham Tomato said:
"Bailey said: Men are more than brainless penises"




I've seen no evidence of that.

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OMG....I just spewed an entire mouthful of Diet Pepsi all over my keyboard!!!


They look great. I'd say IN. I have nothing against tattoos, but this is one instance when they just don't work and ruin the look.


The color of the dress is a huge sack of NO for me. As is the lipstick. Yes, I know the harshest lighting is what makes it unattractive, but for someone who spends her time in such light (or whose stylist should be aware of these things), you'd think there'd be more thought put into it.

I say OUT just because the color was so bad.


I guess something's wrong with me, but I don't think she's that attractive.

As far as the dress, I don't care for the color, but the style is pretty.

As far as her not looking well, she's probably pregnant. Again!


The things I like: the dress, the arm candy, the legs.

Not so much: the over-botoxed brow, the general pallor, the flat hair.

In or out? Hmmmmm, OUT, but not by much.


Granny boob dress is a big OUT.


I honestly don't know why these two people get so much attention-they come across as rather vapid. At least they know not to open their mouths very often-if they just stand there and look mysterious people are tricked into thinking they have substance. She looks ill!


Yes, I think Matthew M. looks like he's stinky.

IN, IN, IN.

Angie almost never wears color, unless it's emerald boulders hanging from her ears. The nude shade of this dress represents her spring palette, as opposed to her black and grey palette for winter months. Love it on her. Ethereal and sophisticated.

She is Tilda-like in her refusal to follow standard Hollywood ideals of beauty. Her goth glamour is just a reflection of her personal style.

She wears motherhood beautifully. Brad - meh. She'll dump him somewhere along the line.


I'm so over them. So tired of them, though she still has a few years left in her to steal other women's men. Four down, how many more to go? No way will I ever think of her as a role model for anything. And he? Thinks with his little brain.


God, Angie, you look so much older than 33.

As for the dress, at least it isn't black and boring.


BTW, Brad's hair is probably dyed, because he changes color frequently for his movies, but it is only a little darker than my husband's, and my hubby doesn't have a gray hair in his head at 65, although his beard is grizzled. Many men's whiskers gray before their heads for some reason.


I don't get why so many people don't see the beauty of a person wearing garments that are similar to their skin color. It's very rarely an accident---it's a look, that has its merits. It draws attention to the skin, looks unique in a subtle, classy, rather old-fashioned way, and makes whatever color used as an accent look richer. This dress, in my opinion, is AMAZING in this color on her; if it were the blue, the sense of illusion would be so much less, and the look would just be okay. Her lips, too---perfect choice. p.s.: I'm not some die-hard Angelina fan, just am tired of "fashion critic" types pooh-poohing this kind of neutral look. The criticism makes as much sense to me as no white after Labor Day.


fashionablylate

Gor-geous! Love the color, much more than the blue, which by the way looks absolutely AWFUL on that frightening bag-of-bones model. Seriously, that model is beyond scary-skinny. And I like the red lips too, and am appalled that anyone would suggest Angelina get a lip reduction - her lips are beautiful and one of her best assets, which is saying alot because the woman is a big ol' pile of assets. IN, obviously.


I think she looks awful in the first pic-- bad angle and her lips parted like she was talking contribute but don't explain everything.

I think that her figure is too womanly for the dress. It looks great on the model, and the blue color is fantastic. The color she is wearing is just odd, it makes her look worse. She needs to wear dresses that accept undergarments, it doesn't look like she is wearing a bra with this dress.


Kristi-- flesh-toned garments aren't flattering because they offer no hue that could conceivably complement the wearer's coloring, and they have no contrasting tone to define the garment design.

Would a flesh-tone deep-v neckline create the same optical illusion as it would in black? Ever notice how most skin tones look especially warm & peachy next to blue?

Not even Angelina Jolie's so beautiful that she wouldn't benefit from flattering color and line-- impossible effects when it's tone-on-tone.


Brad is starting to develop a more permanent face as he gets older, with sadder eyes in a way.


i'm not dorothy gale

Waxen face - check!
Photo-grabbing nekkid dress - check!
Gorgeous arm candy - check!

She just bores the holy hell out of me.........


Lisa
5/22/09 3:09 PM The graffiti all over her back looks hideous.

Scribbling permanent phrases and numbers all over your body is dopey enough



I like the tattoos and body art in general.

Maybe it's not your taste, but that dosen't make the person "dopey"

Let them do them, and you do you.


Anonymous said...
Do see the homes Brad designs for Katrina victims? They're a wee bit smaller than the mansions he and his family live in.-Frances

5/22/09 3:18 PM

As long as someone can live in them, I don't see what's so wrong about it.

I don't care as to their reasons for doing the charity work, as long as someone under unfortunate circumstances can better from it.

It's called helping your fellow man/woman.


dont you think she generally looks a little skank-ey?


The color is like... those little socklet things you get at mid-range shoe stores in the summer so you don't get your toe jam all over unpaid-for shoes. Not something a dress should be reminiscent of.


Would it kill her to wear a perfect blood red or a splashy silver sequined confection every now and then? All these blacks, greys, and non-descript variations on nude colors don't glam her up to maximum voltage, but rather pull the plug to the electricity entirely.

Dare I say it? She needs to give Rachel Zoe a whirl.


MouseAnony
Dare I say it? She needs to give Rachel Zoe a whirl.


No way. Rachel would just tell her to lose 25 lbs, and then dress her in a baggy hippy dress and Jackie O sunglasses.

In other words, dress Angie to look like HER.


I challenge Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to spend those obscene reserves held by their 'Jolie-Pitt' Foundation on legitimate efficient 'humanitarian' work or turn the funds over to others who will. To date, they have taken in $22,000,000 on the sale of baby photos alone and spent or granted only a fraction of that on 'humanitarian' work or 'good will' of any kind. The rest so far, has been spent on PR campaigns, plane rides, and super-high end accomodations for Brad and Angie in exotic locations around the world. I also challenge them to meet the criteria of a legitimate charity, operate with a reasonable overhead, and get their 'foundation' worthy of a decent rating by ANY independent watchdog like Charitywatch.org. Otherwise, to stop using their 'foundation' as a travel/PR firm and stop seeking publicity for every donation made to their own 'foundation' shortly before or after the premier of their latest film or DVD release. I challenge Brad Pitt to do the same with his 'Make it right' Foundation. Which to date, has not met the criteria of a legitimate charity or been given a decent rating by ANY independent charity watchdog. Otherwise, to stop competing with 'Habitat for Humanity' for PR, credit, kudos, and funding. Who by the way have been building homes for the less fortunate in every major city including New Orleans for decades. 'Habitat for Humanity' has been 'Top Rated' for years by charitywatch.org and others. They operate with a low overhead, volunteer workforce, and donated materials. No similar effort can match their progress hour for hour or dollar for dollar. The homes built by 'Habitat' actually get lived in by the less fortunate. It works. In fact, hundreds of legitimate charities have been given good-excellent ratings by Charitywatch.org and other independent watchdog groups. By contrast, the vast, overwhelming majority of celebrity 'foundations' have been rated poorly, fair, or not rated at all. They usually don't even meet the criteria of a legitimate charity. Still, they have the nerve to seek funding from a number of sources including ordinary people, compete with legitimate charities, and cash in on maximum PR for their ineficient 'humanitarian' efforts. Its not right.


Anonymous
5/23/09 12:45 PM I challenge Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to spend those obscene reserves held by their 'Jolie-Pitt' Foundation on legitimate efficient 'humanitarian' work or turn the funds over to others who will. To date, they have taken in $22,000,000 on the sale of baby photos alone and spent or granted only a fraction of that on 'humanitarian' work or 'good will' of any kind. The rest so far, has been spent on PR campaigns, plane rides, and super-high end accomodations for Brad and Angie in exotic locations around the world. I also challenge them to meet the criteria of a legitimate charity, operate with a reasonable overhead, and get their 'foundation' worthy of a decent rating by ANY independent watchdog like Charitywatch.org. Otherwise, to stop using their 'foundation' as a travel/PR firm and stop seeking publicity for every donation made to their own 'foundation' shortly before or after the premier of their latest film or DVD release. I challenge Brad Pitt to do the same with his 'Make it right' Foundation. Which to date, has not met the criteria of a legitimate charity or been given a decent rating by ANY independent charity watchdog. Otherwise, to stop competing with 'Habitat for Humanity' for PR, credit, kudos, and funding. Who by the way have been building homes for the less fortunate in every major city including New Orleans for decades. 'Habitat for Humanity' has been 'Top Rated' for years by charitywatch.org and others. They operate with a low overhead, volunteer workforce, and donated materials. No similar effort can match their progress hour for hour or dollar for dollar. The homes built by 'Habitat' actually get lived in by the less fortunate. It works. In fact, hundreds of legitimate charities have been given good-excellent ratings by Charitywatch.org and other independent watchdog groups. By contrast, the vast, overwhelming majority of celebrity 'foundations' have been rated poorly, fair, or not rated at all. They usually don't even meet the criteria of a legitimate charity. Still, they have the nerve to seek funding from a number of sources including ordinary people, compete with legitimate charities, and cash in on maximum PR for their ineficient 'humanitarian' efforts. Its not right.



You know what?











You're absolutely right.


I challenge YOU to familiarize yourself with paragraph breaks, and use them.

I always assume that all celebrity charity is opportunistic publicity BS; but, thanks for confirming my suspicion.


Lisa said, "I always assume that all celebrity charity is opportunistic publicity BS; but, thanks for confirming my suspicion."

I don't know anything about AJ + BP's foundation, but even if what Anon. says is true, it doesn't mean there aren't celebrities who start foundations and charity works because they sincerely care about causes. Celebrities are people, and as such, may hold particular issues close to heart. It's absurd to assume publicity is always the only real motivation.


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I would agree that most celebrity foundations are bunk, but I would probably guess that they're not really competing for the same money and donations as well-known, established charities like Habitat for Humanity. Stupid people that donate to Brad Pitt and Oprah probably do so more out of fan loyalty than a basic desire to help people. People giving the real money are more selective and make sure they know where it's going.

After looking at Angelina more and reading Kristy's comment, I'm inclined to agree. I think the color is just an atypical neutral, and I think it does compliment her skin. I like the red lips too. I change my opinion to In.


I'm sorry I disagree completely. She's gorgeous but I don't think she gets away with this. It looks droopy so it makes her look droopy because the color is so skin tone. And the lipstick is ridiculous with this. She looks pretty awful, for her. I personally say OUT!


I've never been a big Angelina Jolie fan. Her lips look artifical. My wife calls her big lips.


I like Angelina. But this look is a borderline OUT. It's the hair. Looks too thin here. Almost like there's some hair loss. Lip color is too garish compared to everything else going on here.


Anonymi, My Oh My

This look is kind of creepy. The deep red lips, which usually look dramatic on her, look Goth Dracula here because they don't match or flatter the dress. This skin-toned dress makes her look naked. No wonder Brad looks somewhat embarrassed.


Out. Brad is the only good part.


Yowza! I love the naughty Angelina. I was getting quite bored with her black dresses.


Life in the Pretty Bubble. *sigh*

Whatever the hell that color is, nobody should make a dress out of it. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever.

Got to give it an Out. Her main accessory is looking pretty good.


Y'know, Brad has really cleaned up nicely these last few years.

Dosen't give off the smelly vibe anymore.

He looks like exactly what he is--A REAL movie star.

But I still don't get all of the drooling over him.

Now George Clooney or Colin Farrell? That's a whole other story!


IN. She is a goddess.


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5/26/09 11:17 PM IN. She is a goddess.




Not HARDLY.


Wow, I've seen the pictures of her in this dress many times now, but I just noticed that it's only got one sleeve. Damn her cute man accessory for covering it up!





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