April 30, 2002 - Billy Bob
Thornton has good things to say about Star magazine, for the way they handled
the story of the baby boy he and wife Angelina Jolie adopted from Cambodia,
"I really want to thank you guys for being so sweet to me and Angelina,"
he told Star reporter Barbara Jones. You showed respect for us and our
baby. And you weren't in our faces. If all the media were like you, we'd
cooperate a lot better." Thornton also says there won't be any problem
getting Maddox back to America.
April 28, 2002 - Stefano
Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana commented on Angelina Jolie's D&G head
to toe outfits in 'Life' saying, "Angelina appreciates fashion. She has
a great individual style that we admire. She exudes confidence and has
a great body to wear our clothes."
April 28, 2002 - E! Online
has a Q&A with Angelina Jolie, where she talked about her being blonde
in 'Life', "I think if I'd been my brunette self it wouldn't have been
as comedic. Her personality has blonde written all over it. I also thought
she had to have very big hair. Hopefully, it's going to help the audience
not to think it's me up there. I'd like them to meet this new person that
is totally different."
April 27, 2002 - Jami Bernard
of the New York Daily News gave 'Life' a 1 1/2 star review and said of
Jolie, "Jolie is saddled with a charmless character. We are supposed to
feel for Lanie because she wasn't a stunner back in high school, boohoo."
April 27, 2002 - The Mirror
quotes Angelina Jolie saying from now on she won't appear nude in any of
her movies - because she thinks her breasts aren't sexy enough. Jolie said,
"I don't see my breasts as being that f***ing stunning. I never think of
myself as some pin-up when I take my clothes off. I think as I get older,
nude scenes will be more appropriate. As I change, I'll have more character."
April 27, 2002 - MSNBC.com
has a clip of Angelina Jolie talking with "Today" host Katie Couric about
her role in "Life, Or Something Like It" on Thursday from Thailand, where
she's filming "Beyond Borders". Check it out here.
April 27, 2002 - Christopher
Borrelli of the Toledo Blade continues the 'Life or Something Like It'
bashing parade, giving the film a 1 out of 5 star rating. Borrelli said,
"With her pouty lips and smoky eyes, Jolie makes a great vamp, of course,
but it's hard to buy it when you can read the confusion in her eyes about
where all this is going." Read more.
April 27, 2002 - Moira Macdonald
of the Seattle Times reviewed 'Life' from the standpoint of a Seattle person,
where the film is set. She asks, "Did the producers think platinum bouffants
are all the rage in the Pacific Northwest? And have they ever tried to
navigate the Pike Place Market hillclimb in stilettos?" Macdonald gave
the film a 2 star review. Read more.
April 27, 2002 - Hey, a positive
review! Geoff Carter of the Las Vegas Sun gave 'Life' a 3 star rating saying
"Jolie is so fiercely charismatic in this role that she carries the picture
through its weak moments, most of which happen in the wake of her romance
April 27, 2002 - Susan Stark
/ Detroit News Film Critic gives 'Life or Something Like It' a two rose
April 27, 2002 - Chris Hewitt
of the St. Paul Pioneer Press gives 'Life' a 1 out of 4 star review saying,
"She is Angelina Jolie or Ashley Judd or Charlize Theron — the performance
is so colorless I can barely remember."
April 27, 2002 - Sue Pierman
of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel gives 'Life or Something Like It' a 1/2
star review saying, "Jolie is such an annoying, oddball walking '80s cliche
that it's easier to start rooting for Shalhoub's prediction to come true."
April 27, 2002 - Mary F.
Pols of the Contra Costa Times reviewed 'Life or Something Like It' giving
it a C+ rating. Pols said, "Their big love scene involves a close-up of
him reverentially pulling down a zipper on her sweatshirt, which is about
as sexy as Kraft macaroni and cheese. This is Angelina Jolie -- getter
of tattoos, wearer of vials of blood, inappropriate kisser of her own brother,
Mrs. Billy Bob Thornton for gosh sake -- she doesn't stand around demurely
waiting for someone to pull down her zipper."
April 27, 2002 - Steve Rosen
of the Denver Post reviewed 'Life' giving it 2 out of 4 stars - calling
it "a confused and contrived effort to base a film around a star. The meandering
story almost seems improvised. Some elements work, but overall the effect
is scattershot and ultimately very tedious."
April 27, 2002 - Peter Howell
of the Toronto Star calls it "Lifeless, or something like it" giving Angelina
Jolie's new film a two star review.
April 27, 2002 - Angelina
says of her character in 'Life', "Parts of the film I just hate myself
in because she's a person I don't recognise at all." Read more
at Sydney Morning Herald.
April 27, 2002 - Christy
Lemire says "'Life or Something Like It' is standard and stale."
April 26, 2002 - Sal Cinquemani
of slant magazine reviewed 'Life or Something Like It' giving it 2 1/2
out of 4 stars. Sal said, "Jolie glows during the film's first half, proving
she can do more than play psycho. She singlehandedly carries the weight
of an oft-predictable plot on her fuscia Dolce & Gabanna heels." Read
[Warning: Contains spoiler]
April 26, 2002 - Cynthia
Fuchs of Popmatters.com reviewed (actually more description than review
- and somewhat a spoiler) 'Life or Something Like It'. Check it out here.
April 26, 2002 - Lisa Schwarzbaum
of Entertainment Weekly reviewed 'Life or Something Like It' giving it
a 'D' grade. Lisa said, "This 'Life' is not worth taking seriously -- not
when Jolie plays Lanie Kerrigan, a Seattle TV reporter with a Marilyn Monroe
fixation expressed through a wardrobe of sex-kitten suits and a trademark,
rain-defying platinum tousle of hair." Read more.
April 26, 2002 - KTLA spoke
with Angelina Jolie via satellite from her new film Beyond Borders where
she spoke about her son, the decision to become a parent, her film location,
not exactly bonding with Life co-star Ed Burns, and any plans for additional
adoptions. Feedroom.com has since removed the video.
April 25, 2002 - Liane Bonin
of Entertainment Weekly spoke to psychics to get their thoughts on Angelina
Jolie's new movie 'Life' and whether they tell clients they are about to
die - as is done in the movie. Read more.
April 24, 2002 - Angelina
Jolie is nominated for 'Best Female Performance' and 'Best Fight' (Lara
Croft: Tomb Raider) in the 2002 MTV Movie Awards, which will air June 6th
at 9PM. Cast your votes at MTV.com.
April 21, 2002 - Rosie O'Donnell's
new book Find Me includes the talk show host talking about Angelina Jolie.
''I dream about her all the time, and it's not like an adolescent boy lust
thing at all,'' she says. ''There's something she represents to me, I think
freedom . . . some sort of truth and beauty. She's like a wild stallion,
she's like a non-earthly creature to me.''
April 21, 2002 - Angelina
is quoted in US Weekly saying: "I don't think of myself as voluptuous or
even feminine. I always thought I was too angular. I think I'd make a good
boy. I think I went through a period where I was denying anything feminine
about myself. And it took me a while - until I met Billy - to actually
feel like a girl. I was almost shocked into being a girl."
April 18, 2002 - Ananova
reports Angelina Jolie has bought 2,000 pizzas for all the extras working
on her new film in Africa - 'Beyond Borders'.
April 18, 2002 - Associated
Press reports Beyond Borders co-producer Lloyd Phillips said Wednesday
that about five weeks of shooting in Thailand will wrap up main filming
on the movie, which began production in December.
April 17, 2002 - Angelina
Jolie was on Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday to talk about 'Life'. Read
on the message boards.
April 8, 2002 - The London
Daily Telegraph reports Billy Bob Thornton wants to wipe the endangered
komodo dragon off the face of the earth. Thornton said, "If it were up
to me, I'd just go to that island and kill them all. I would just . . .
shoot those sons of bitches." Seems Billy Bob once woke up Angelina Jolie
at their home in the middle of the night and insisted they go to a hotel
because he'd dreamed their house was infested the dragons.
April 5, 2002 - Angelina
Jolie spoke with MegaStar to promote 'Original Sin' as well as her husband
Billy Bob, whom she described by saying, "I think you just can't get enough
of every part of them. I tend to just walk around him like an animal, like
wherever he is I seem to hover in his space. I want to smell him and taste
him and when I'm away from him, like I just see him and talk to him and
think about him and would do anything for him."
April 5, 2002 - Billy Bob
Thornton disputed reports that he and Angelina were having troubles getting
their adoption through. Thornton blasted, "That is just so much nonsense.
"It's like they look at us and see we have adopted a baby and see we are
happy and they think, `How can we spoil that?' So they make up stuff about
us not being able to bring him into the US." Read more.
April 4, 2002 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports Ed Burns' falling out with Christy Turlington may
have begun as early as the filming of 'Life or Something Like It' with
Angelina Jolie in Seattle.
April 4, 2002 - The Enquirer
has more details on Billy Bob and Angelina's quest for another adopted
Cambodian baby. Read more.
April 2, 2002 - WENN reports
Billy Bob Thornton has admitted he and Angelina plan to adopt a brother
for their new son Maddox. Thornton said of the legal details in bringing
Maddox home, "We'll get this sorted out. We're going back to get little
Maddox a baby sister. Angelina and I have already seen the baby girl the
last time we were in Cambodia, and she's adorable. She's an orphan, too."
April 2, 2002 - Billy Bob
Thornton, last night played the first gig of his European tour in Dublin.
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