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Jennifer Aniston says Brad Pitt was a number one favorite ‘Friends’ guest star

“Friends” alums Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow pondered their #1 favorite actors who guest featured on the beloved comedy series.

The cast talked with Access Hollywood about the highly-anticipated reunion and named a list of stars who showed up on the show.

Aniston, who played Rachel Green, said that her ex, Brad Pitt, was one of her number one guest stars. “Mr. Pitt was wonderful, (he was) fantastic,” she said.

Pitt had an appearance on the Season 8 episode, “The One with the Rumor.” He depicted Will Colbert in the annual Thanksgiving episode and still detested Rachel from secondary school, which made for an awkward dinner.

In the interim, Cox and Kudrow named Paul Rudd, Tom Selleck, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, and Alec Baldwin as amazing guest stars too.

The special reunites the women with co-stars David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry on screen for the first time since the sitcom finished in 2004.

The reunion was filmed on Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, Calif., where the show was initially shot. It was set to be filmed in 2020 yet confronted delays due to the Covid pandemic.

It was reported a week ago that the special will likewise feature a variety of special guests including David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, and Malala Yousafzai.

“Friends: The Reunion” streams on HBO Max on May 27th.

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Angelina Jolie to sell Winston Churchill historic painting that she purchased with Brad Pitt

A historic painting that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt purchased during their marriage is relied upon to get between $2.1 million to $3.4 million at auction one month from now.

Christie’s will sell the landscape, painted by then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, as part of a modern British art event on March 1. Amateur painter Churchill gave the piece, called Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a souvenir of their time together going to the Casablanca Conference, at that point visiting close by Marrakech, in January 1943. It was there that the two world leaders talked about their plan to defeat the Nazis in World War II. Churchill painted an expected 500 paintings, yet this is just a single he did during the war years.

After Roosevelt died in 1945, the painting was sold by the president’s son and changed hands a few times before Pitt and Jolie scooped it up in 2011. The A-listers split in 2016, and the work is presently important for the Jolie Family Collection, which is offering it.

Nick Orchard, who oversees modern British art at Christie’s, said the piece is “probably [Churchill’s] most important work.” And that is prior to including the Brangelina factor.

Since Pitt and Jolie’s breakup in 2016, they’ve struggled in court over the division of their resources, which incorporate some mind-boggling works of art. The two were formally announced single again in 2019, yet they keep on working through the subtleties of their divorce.

In an interview published Monday, Jolie talked with British Vogue about how the previous few years have been “pretty hard” for her.

“I’ve been focusing on healing our family,” Jolie said. “It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”

For the time being, she and the six children she shares to Pitt — twins Knox and Vivienne, 12; Shiloh, 14; Zahara, 15; Pax, 16; and 19-year-old Maddox — are stayed in a Los Angeles estate that additionally has a deep history; It once belonged to the late celebrated film director Cecil B. DeMille.

“I wanted it to be close to their dad, who is only five minutes away,” Jolie said of the home. “I felt a little pressure moving in. Like I had snuck into where DeMille and [Charlie] Chaplin would hang out. I love most that there is no entertainment room, but lots of pathways and places to walk and think. I feel very fortunate we have that at this time.”

The director and Oscar-winning actress offered a brief look into what pandemic life has been similar to for the family.

“We went into it having just gotten out of the hospital with Zahara [who underwent surgery last year], and we were so happy she was OK that we entered lockdown in a different state of mind,” Jolie said. “But, you know, there are also these other markers of life: Pax going into his senior year, but not being able to enjoy all that it is to be a senior; Zahara finally getting her driving license, but she’s taking the test with the driver wrapped in the full outfit with the masks. It’s not how you imagine these moments. But birthdays go on, and I think that for many people, it’s made us all feel very human together. There’s something beautiful about that.”

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Brad Pitt devotes his best-supporting actor Academy Award to his children

Brad Pitt is an Academy Award champ once again.

Pitt won the Oscar for a best-supporting actor on Sunday for his role as stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”

“They told me I only had 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said as the crowd erupted into applause. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it and in the end, the adults do the right thing.”

Pitt proceeded to express gratitude toward Tarantino for casting him in the film.

“Quentin, you are original, you are one of a kind … I love the ethos you gave Cliff Booth. Look for the best in people, expect the worst, but look for the best.”

At that point, he shouted out to his co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio.

“Leo, I’ll ride on your coattails any day, man,” Pitt said. “The view’s fantastic.”

Pitt dedicated the award to his six children.

“I’m not one to look back, but this has made me do so. I think of my folks taking me to the drive-in to see ‘Butch and Sundance, loading up my car and moving out here, Geena [Davis] and Ridley [Scott] giving me my first shot. All the wonderful people I’ve met along the way, to stand here now, once upon a time in Hollywood. Ain’t that the truth. This is for my kids, who color everything I do. I adore you.”

Regina King, who won the award for best supporting actress Oscar finally year’s ceremony, gave Pitt his trophy.

Pitt, 56, previously won an Oscar in 2013 as a maker of “12 Years a Slave.”

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Good enough but not best enough – audience response to the movie ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’

When such a distinguished writer-director Quentin Tarantino takes a movie after 2015, it is usual for the audience to have high expectations especially when the film has an amazing cast of Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Damian Lewis and Dakota Fanning, alongside the director’s repertory players such as Michael Madsen and Zoë Bell. The movie is already on screens in USA from 26th July and has recently released in some parts of Asia and Europe on august 14th.

The film plot is based on a true story that goes back to the late 1960’s and early 70’s bringing back the bygone memories of Hollywood. The film highlights multiple storylines taking place in Los Angeles and is applauded as a tribute to the forgotten era. The two lead characters of the movie are Rick Dalton former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth acted by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt respectively. Sharon Tate acted by Margot Robbie has a key role in the story.

Though the movie attracted an overall good rating (>80% on several platforms), there seems to be a sense of dissatisfaction among several audience, which generally don’t happen with the Tarantino’s movies. Higher expectation might also be a cause as pegging this movie as an early 2020 Oscar favorite before the release shows the level of audience anticipation.