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AMALIA FUENTES IN HOSPITAL BRIEFLY FOR STROKE


NOVEMBER 9 -Amalia Fuentes Unknown to many, veteran actress Amalia Fuentes had suffered an ischemic stroke in October while she was on vacation in South Korea. Her grandchildren recently confirmed the 75-year old’s ordeal and appealed for prayers. Through a statement they sent to ABS-CBN News, Alyanna, Alfonso and Alisa Martinez–daughter of actor Albert Martinez and Fuentes’ late daughter Lizel–revealed their grandmother was “discovered by her friend in her hotel room and was immediately rushed to a hospital in Seoul where she was placed in an intensive care unit.”  Her Korean doctors only allowed her to fly back to the Philippines after spending almost three weeks in the hospital. Upon her return on October 27, Fuentes was brought straight to a Metro Manila hospital where doctors said she will continue to be observed for two more weeks. The statement further noted that Fuentes “will continue her recuperation at home and will be undergoing extensive therapy soon after.” The Martinezes added, “We her grandchildren, together with the rest of the Muhlach family appeal to her friends, fans, and the general public for prayers for her immediate and full recovery.” CHRISTINA ALPAD THE FULL REPORT.

ALSO EARLIER NEWS: Amalia Fuentes and her grandchildren
[Liezl Martinez was a class act, says still grieving husband Albert]


FLASHBACK MARCH 18, 2015 -AMALIA WITH YOUNG LIEZL: Amalia Fuentes and her young princess Anna Lisa, Liezl’s real name. AMALIA FUENTES’ FACEBOOK
Feisty, fearless movie queen Amalia Fuentes revealed a vulnerable side following the demise of her only child, Liezl Martinez, who lost a seven-year battle with cancer on Saturday.
Amalia broke down several times during a phone interview with the Inquirer, a few hours after her 47-year-old daughter’s passing. “No pain in all my life is worse than this,” she said between sobs. Amalia, who has a heart condition, had checked herself into the same hospital to be near Liezl last week. “I wanted to be there so I could touch her, hug her, talk to her in her last moments,” she said. Amalia doted on her daughter with screen partner and first husband Romeo Vasquez. In the early 1970s, she produced movies starring Liezl that made the tyke a child sensation in Philippine movies before cousin Niño Muhlach took over. “I always wondered why it seemed Liezl’s life was moving very quickly,” Amalia said. “She got married in her teens [and] had one child after another. It was as if she was constantly in a hurry. Perhaps it was because her life would be short.” When Liezl eloped and married actor Albert Martinez in Las Vegas in 1985, Amalia was heartbroken. “I distanced myself from them, to give her freedom to live on her own. But I told her that, as a mother, I would always be there for her.” Marked by dramatic highs and lows, their relationship mellowed in later years. “We were both strong-willed,” Amalia admitted. Her last conversations with Liezl revolved around trips abroad, Amalia recounted. “We planned to go on a cruise and visit Budapest. Once we talked about the movie ‘The Bucket List.’ We both decided to draft our own bucket lists then.” READ MORE...RELATED, Amalia, Liezl kiss and make up and The Unknown Side of Liezl Martinez...

ALSO: Angelina Jolie on directing Brad, jealousy and vulnerability


NOVEMBER 12 -Director and cast member Angelina Jolie and her husband and co-star Brad Pitt pose at the premiere of “By the Sea” during the opening night of AFI FEST 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) POSTED NOVEMBER 7, 3015 MANILA BULLETIN  She looked fresh even with barely any makeup on. Glowing in her taupe Luisa Beccaria long-sleeved dress, Angelina Jolie – filmmaker, actress, humanitarian – is taking this time to talk about “By The Sea,” a romantic drama she produced, wrote and directed. “By The Sea,” where the 40-year-old star directed her own husband Brad Pitt, is about a couple who is having marital issues and has taken a vacation in an attempt to save their marriage. Written several years ago, this is the first time she and Brad have collaborated since “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”  “It was an interesting role,” she said of Roland, the writer portrayed by Brad, husband to her character Vanessa. “It was a very unusual thing to direct him and we had to find a new language. Our first few days were quite tricky and he would say that because he knows me so well. If I said, ‘No that was good,’ he would think, ‘Oh, because she knows every little gesture when I get impatient or when I am not really happy.’ I was nervous to not to be able to have the right direction for him, to see him stuck and not be able to push him.”  “So it was challenging but we made this private pact that we were going to try to be as open, honest, and emotive as possible, and give to each other as much as we could. Succeed or fail, we would just lay it bare. So I tried to give him a safe space and tell him to trust me that I would do my best to protect him in the editing room and if he would be as open and give me as much of himself, his emotions and his honesty. He did. He worked very hard.” Vanessa suffers from insecurity and jealousy, so we asked Angelina what it’s like in her moments of jealousy. READ MORE...RELATED, Cast of Jolie Pitt’s Cambodia-set film to be entirely local and BY THE SEA...

ALSO: Kris Aquino reveals performers, co-hosts at APEC spouses luncheon


NOVEMBER 12 -Presidential sisters Balsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abellada, Viel Aquino-Dee and Kris Aquino planned a 20-minute program for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) spouses luncheon. Instagram/Kris Aquino’s account
Kris Aquino revealed the celebrities who will take part at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit that will happen on November 18 and 19 here in Manila.
On November 19, Kris and her sisters Balsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abellada and Viel Aquino-Dee were tasked to prepare a 20-minute program for the luncheon of the delegates’ spouses in Intramuros. On Wednesday, the Queen of All Media revealed on her Instagram accounts who will be co-hosting her and the performers at the luncheon. “There were other artists in our short list, but DFA was very strict that the program should only be 20 minutes, so nakakahiya if not everybody will get their moment,” she said, explaining how they came up with the performers in the event. Co-hosting her are Derek Ramsay and Matteo Guidicelli, while Ogie Alcasid, Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto will be performing “Broadway tunes and medley.”  READ MORE...

ALSO: Presidential sisters to attend to APEC spouses


NOVEMBER 14 -Presidential sisters Viel Aquino-Dee and Kris Aquino attend a thanksgiving mass for President Benigno Aquino III in 2011. BenHur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau.
He has no first lady, so President Aquino’s sisters will see to the needs of the spouses of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member-economies attending this year’s summit in Manila.
“The presidential sisters are the ones planning and making suggestions. They will also make the tour of Intramuros for the ladies (of the APEC leaders),” Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., head of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, told a news briefing at Malacañang yesterday. Presidential sisters Ballsy Cruz, Pinky Abellada, Viel Dee and Kris Aquino may also accompany the wives of APEC leaders should they decide to go shopping. Paynor said the sisters would have to play host to the APEC leaders’ spouses because Aquino is a bachelor. Several of the APEC leaders will be unaccompanied by spouses. Russian President Vladimir Putin got divorced last year. US President Barack Obama’s wife Michelle is not coming to Manila. Like Aquino, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is single. Meanwhile, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said couturier Paul Cabral will design the special barong Tagalog for the APEC economic leaders to be worn during their annual family photo. READ MORE...


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Amalia Fuentes in hospital for stroke

MANILA, NOVEMBER 16, 2015 (MANILA TIMES) November 9, 2015 1:36 pm - Unknown to many, veteran actress Amalia Fuentes had suffered an ischemic stroke in October while she was on vacation in South Korea.

Her grandchildren recently confirmed the 75-year old’s ordeal and appealed for prayers.

Through a statement they sent to ABS-CBN News, Alyanna, Alfonso and Alisa Martinez–daughter of actor Albert Martinez and Fuentes’ late daughter Lizel–revealed their grandmother was “discovered by her friend in her hotel room and was immediately rushed to a hospital in Seoul where she was placed in an intensive care unit.”

Her Korean doctors only allowed her to fly back to the Philippines after spending almost three weeks in the hospital.

Upon her return on October 27, Fuentes was brought straight to a Metro Manila hospital where doctors said she will continue to be observed for two more weeks.

The statement further noted that Fuentes “will continue her recuperation at home and will be undergoing extensive therapy soon after.”

The Martinezes added, “We her grandchildren, together with the rest of the Muhlach family appeal to her friends, fans, and the general public for prayers for her immediate and full recovery.” CHRISTINA ALPAD


INQUIRER

Amalia Fuentes and her grandchildren
[Liezl Martinez was a class act - husband Albert]
  By: Bayani San Diego Jr. @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:25 AM March 18th, 2015


AMALIA WITH YOUNG LIEZL: PHOTO POSTED MARCH 18, 2015 -Amalia Fuentes and her young princess Anna Lisa, Liezl’s real name. AMALIA FUENTES’ FACEBOOK

Feisty, fearless movie queen Amalia Fuentes revealed a vulnerable side following the demise of her only child, Liezl Martinez, who lost a seven-year battle with cancer on Saturday.

Amalia broke down several times during a phone interview with the Inquirer, a few hours after her 47-year-old daughter’s passing.

“No pain in all my life is worse than this,” she said between sobs.

Amalia, who has a heart condition, had checked herself into the same hospital to be near Liezl last week. “I wanted to be there so I could touch her, hug her, talk to her in her last moments,” she said.

Amalia doted on her daughter with screen partner and first husband Romeo Vasquez. In the early 1970s, she produced movies starring Liezl that made the tyke a child sensation in Philippine movies before cousin Niño Muhlach took over.


POSTED MARCH 3, 2015: Actress Liezl Martinez passes away at 47.  Actress Liezl Martinez passed away on Saturday morning after a long battle with cancer."Si Liezl, yung pamangkin ko, namatay kaninang umaga, 6:15 a.m., stage 4 cancer," said her uncle, Cheng Muhlach. ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 03/14/15 8:40 AM

“I always wondered why it seemed Liezl’s life was moving very quickly,” Amalia said. “She got married in her teens [and] had one child after another. It was as if she was constantly in a hurry. Perhaps it was because her life would be short.”

When Liezl eloped and married actor Albert Martinez in Las Vegas in 1985, Amalia was heartbroken. “I distanced myself from them, to give her freedom to live on her own. But I told her that, as a mother, I would always be there for her.”

Marked by dramatic highs and lows, their relationship mellowed in later years. “We were both strong-willed,” Amalia admitted.

Her last conversations with Liezl revolved around trips abroad, Amalia recounted. “We planned to go on a cruise and visit Budapest. Once we talked about the movie ‘The Bucket List.’ We both decided to draft our own bucket lists then.”

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Liezl got to tick off most of the items on her list, said Amalia. “She went bungee jumping, scuba diving…”

Against her doctors’ wishes, Liezl traveled to the United States last December, Amalia related. “She spent time with Aga (Muhlach, her cousin) in Las Vegas. She is close to him and his sister, Arlene. Aga is her confidant. From Vegas, she visited her father in Los Angeles.”

Amalia said Liezl enjoyed her work as member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), which she joined in 2012, during the term of Sen. Grace Poe, then chair of the agency.

“I learned of Liezl’s relapse only a few weeks ago,” the senator told the Inquirer. “As kids, we used to play in my parents’ backyard. She was always sweet and pleasant … never a brat.” Liezl was the goddaughter of Susan Roces, the senator’s mother, Amalia’s screen rival.

“In the board, she was a champion of moral values and child welfare,” said Poe. “She went the extra mile to argue against indecent or violent content. It is an honor to have known and worked with Liezl. She was accomplished in all aspects of her life.”

Current MTRCB Chair Eugenio Villareal agreed: “Liezl always wore the hat of a concerned parent.”

Best years of her life

Added Amalia: “Liezl told me that her time in the board were the best years of her life. She felt fulfilled.” Amalia was a board member, too, during the time of Marissa Laguardia.


The Martinezes (from left) Alonso, Alyanna, Liezl, Alissa and Albert Facebook of Albert Martinez

Actress and Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos told the Inquirer: “We used to text each other. I regularly sent organic vegetables from Batangas to her house. I am Alfonso’s (Liezl’s son) godmother.”

Santos, who was romantically linked to Liezl’s father Romeo in the ’70s, recalled: “I met Liezl when she was 5 years old. She and Aga used to go swimming in the pool at my Dasmariñas Village home.”

The governor went to the wake at Heritage Chapels (in Taguig) on Sunday and caught up with Amalia and Romeo. “They need prayers for strength,” she said.

Liezl’s father flew in from LA last Saturday. “He wanted to say goodbye to her, but arrived too late,” Albert said. Cremation was on Monday.

The couple’s children, aside from Alfonso, 26, are Alyanna, 27, and Alissa, 22. Amalia said she scolded Liezl whenever the latter said the kids were old enough to be on their own. “I told her they still needed her. But she just retorted, ‘Just promise me one thing, Mama—[that you will] love my kids like you loved me.”

A thousand roses

Liezl was wife, partner and best friend to him, stressed Albert. “I owe her everything—my career, three wonderful kids…”

Albert had the chapel filled with a thousand white roses for the wake, “for our future Valentine’s Days and anniversaries.”

Amalia, the woman who knew and loved Liezl best, had it down in one simple sentence: “She was a beautiful and strong woman—a class act.”

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RELATED FROM THE INQUIRER (FLASHBACK 2012)

Amalia, Liezl kiss and make up SHARES: 1248 VIEW COMMENTS By: Dolly Anne Carvajal @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 07:03 PM September 2nd, 2012


MAMA Nena and Liezl at the birthday party

My “second mom,” Amalia Fuentes, celebrated her 72nd birthday at Barrio Fiesta on Aug. 27. It was an intimate gathering of family and close friends, devoid of show biz fanfare which made the occasion more meaningful. “I’ve never felt as loved as I do tonight,” Mama Nena gushed. “Everyone close to my heart is present.”

Her party turned out to be extra special because her granddaughter, Alyanna, had just recovered after several weeks of hospital confinement.

A concelebrated thanksgiving Mass was presided over by the Muhlachs’ favorite priest and Mama Nena’s confessor, Father Armand Tangi, with Fr. Ted Lopez and Fr. Joey Tuazon. The birthday girl was misty-eyed during her speech after the Mass:

“My heart is overflowing with joy. After all the trials … that my daughter Liezl and I have gone through, all the wounds are healed.”

Having been privy to their colorful and dramatic mother-daughter saga, I’m more than happy that Mama Nena and Liezl are again closer than ever.


PEP ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER DOLLY CARVAJAL AND AMALIA FUENTES ON AMALIA'S 69th BIRTHDAY, Sept. 3, 2009 COURTESY OF PEP

The recent death of Joey Stevens (Liezl’s stepdad who loved her like his own), Liezl’s bout with cancer (which she has triumphed over), and the show biz squabble Mama Nena is embroiled in can be too much to handle. But these storms have stabilized their roller-coaster relationship. ‘Just my mom’

“Family is family talaga,” Mama Nena said. “Liezl and I patched things up when things got rough. Her support gives me all the strength that I need. So, even if I’m facing a show biz war,

Fashionable mom and little daughter wear matching outfits nobody can harm me because I have Liezl, my apos and entire clan behind me.”


Fashionable mom and little daughter wear matching outfits

Liezl echoed those sentiments: “I wish my mom the best of health always. I’ve come to realize that the most important things in life are family and good health.

I love her very much and will always be behind her, no matter what.” On Liezl’s Facebook page, she posted this greeting that read in part: “At the end of the day, I am still proud of how you raised me … and gave me all the best things that you could! I got my love for travel from you … fighting for family, and of course my love for water. Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines … Queen of Philippine movies … you are still just my one and only mama … I am so lucky to have you!”

Mama Nena and Liezl have come to look more and more like each other. And now they also feel and think the same way, which makes them understand each other better. From now on, they may just be arguing about who loves the other more.

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THE UNKNOWN SIDE OF LIEZL MARTINEZ By Nap C. Alip | March 27, 2015 0 Comment Trivia:


Tension ensues at Liezl's cremation

The recent demise of ex-actress Liezl Martinez has devastated her family, loved ones and chums, including this writer. For I practically had watched LIezl grow as a moppet star (she was flower girl at my wedding), young girl and a family woman. It could be ascribed to the fact that for decades I was the publicist of her mom Amalia Fuentes’ Am Productions and uncle Alex Muhlach’s D Wonder Films.

Even as a kid, LIezl exuded reticent nature yet with a winsome smile to everyone. One time, I saw a glum-faced Liezl, sitting quietly at their digs. Amalia told me that she ordered her driver to fetch Liezl at the International School, using not their luxury car but the fiera service of her movie company. This embarrassed LIezl as some of her classmates teased her.

“I explained to Liezl I wanted to instill in her mind that being a hard working actress and movie producer I’ve achieved what our family enjoys now. She should always remember my humble beginning.”

Eventually, Amalia realized her daughter cleaved to that statement. She noticed that Liezl was never a braggart, no air of haughtiness. Truth to tell, during her college days at U.P. Liezl joined an organization which prioritized assistance to the less fortunate ones, particularly the typhoon victims in the provinces.

“I’ve allowed Liezl for I can see the joy in her eyes, feel her sincerity in the humanitarian acts though at times the group would encounter risk at the mission. At least, I’m happy to have a daughter with penchant for charity works.” Amalia disclosed then.

Conflicts arose between the two, like any other mom-daughter relationships, heightened by the time Liezl fell in love with actor Albert Martinez. Albeit Amalia was not exactly against Albert, her utmost dream was for Liezl to tuck in a college degree. Once I advised Liezl on this matter for which she replied.

“Kaya tawag ko sa iyo si Mr. Amalia Fuentes. Kas lagi kang nasa side ng mommy ko. Anyway. I do understand your concern.” Liezl snapped back to me.

Destiny had it for Liezl and Albert to elope, struggled for years in U.S. to cope up with the hard times, ignoring any financial help from Amalia. Subsequently, the stable couple finally returned back to the Philippines, to build their own house, put up businesses , aside from Albert’s re-entrance in showbiz with success.

That time, a visibly proud Amalia confided to me. “I do admit I was wrong in judging Albert. I acknowledge now his responsible, workaholic character and passion to raise his family well have done him good. And I know that Liezl’s independent, supportive traits have thoroughly inspired Albert.”

In my stay in Canada for many years now, Liezl’s uncle Alex would often feed me about Liezl, topped by the sad news that she had breast cancer. At first, Liezl wanted not to reveal her ailment to her mom.”Ayaw niyang mag-worry nang husto ang mom niya, with a promise to emerge a cancer free later. Of course we were forced to tell Amalia.”Alex confided.

In my short visit in the Philippines last Feb., it was also Alex who divulged to me that Liezl’s condition turned worst yet the Muhlachs and Albert and his children had not given up hope. Sadly, three weeks later upon my arrival, the Lord took her life. May eternal light shine on your soul Liezl. We will terribly miss you.

Amalia Airs Hurt Feelings on Liezl’s Cremation

As of this writing, people still talk about the sentiments of amalia Fuentes right after Liezl’s body was cremated. She stated to the press her presence was not acknowledged by son in law Albert Martinez and her grandchildren but also she was deprived to say something on her daughter.

“I truly loves Liezl yet I gave her the freedom she wanted then, not to meddle with her married life. I never did abandon her.” A tearful Amalia revealed to the writers which Lezl’s daughter Alyana rebutted in her Instagram sans the mention of the name of her grandma.

In part she wrote, “God knows who really loves my mom. Love and respect is earned not a show (obviously referring to Amalia’s words to the writers).

Understandably, many will sympathize with Amalia, especially the parents. You see, in the Filipino culture, parents are highly respected despite their shortcomings. As the Tagalog saying has it, ‘gaano man ang di pagkakaunawaan ay natatanggap ng magulang ang anak. Ngunit ang anak ay natitiis bale-walain ang magulang.’


Albert: I feel lost without Liezl

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Kris Mum on Nora’s Pnoy resign Move

Unlike before where Kris Aquino quickly reacted, threw barbs on celebrities who criticized Pres, Noynoy Aquino, at this writing she remains tight-lipped on the publicized move of Nora Aunor. That was when Nora joined the Pnoy Resign move of the caused oriented group Migrante as one of the spokespersons.

Some surmised that Kris heeded to the advice of those in the know not to comment on such issue against her brother. Others opined that her high respect for Nora compelled her not to retaliate to Nora’s stricture.

Meanwhile, Nora stressed once and for all that it was not to avenge Pnoy’s disqualification of her as National Artist.” I personally witnessed the sufferings of Pinoy workers abroad and the sad plight of typhoon victims in the Philippines. Saan napunta ang financial aids ng other countries worth billions in pesos? Is that the daang matuwid that he promised when elected?” Nora expounded.

Robin Still Hopeful after Mariel’s Miscarriage

Last month, an all agog Robin Padilla reported that finally his wife Mariel Rodriguez was an expectant mom after their years of togetherness. Now, Robin exudes plucky stand upon hearing the news that Mariel had a miscarriage leaving Mariel downhearted.

“I told Mariel di pa nating oras magka-baby. I’ve consoled her by saying I’m still hopeful that in due time we will be blessed with a child.” A colleague quoted Robin as saying with an advice to his wife to slow down on her works.

Current Items: Willie Revillame has started his new TV show Wowow Win under GMA-7 network. It will be directed by Randy Santiago. Expectedly, Willie does not promise anything. Nonetheless, he hopes he will not disappoint GMA-7 bigwigs. Let’s wait if his comeback proves successful.

Kapuso young stars Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia banner the remake of Let the Love Begin which originally starred Richard Gutierrez and Angel Locsin. Oftentimes Gabbi has been tagged the new Angel Locsin. While Gabbi feels that’s a compliment, she has her own image to project.

Just like Mariel Rodriguez, ex Sex bomb Girl Jopay Paguia underwent a miscarriage. Her husband Joshua Zamora of the Manuevres dance group confessed it was almost a three month pregnancy.

TV 5 actor Neil Perez who represented the Philippines and won the Mr. International title recently denied that radio personality Kaye Dacer is her girlfriend though he admits she’s a very good chum. A policeman by profession, Neil won’t give it up even if he makes it big in showbiz.


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Angelina Jolie on directing Brad, jealousy and vulnerability by Janet Nepales November 8, 2015 Share0 Tweet1 Share0 Email1 Share31


Director and cast member Angelina Jolie and her husband and co-star Brad Pitt pose at the premiere of “By the Sea” during the opening night of AFI FEST 2015 in Hollywood, California.
(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni) POSTED NOVEMBER 7, 3015 MANILA BULLETIN 

She looked fresh even with barely any makeup on. Glowing in her taupe Luisa Beccaria long-sleeved dress, Angelina Jolie – filmmaker, actress, humanitarian – is taking this time to talk about “By The Sea,” a romantic drama she produced, wrote and directed.

“By The Sea,” where the 40-year-old star directed her own husband Brad Pitt, is about a couple who is having marital issues and has taken a vacation in an attempt to save their marriage. Written several years ago, this is the first time she and Brad have collaborated since “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

ANGELINA JOLIE (Photo by Ruben V. Nepales) “It was an interesting role,” she said of Roland, the writer portrayed by Brad, husband to her character Vanessa. “It was a very unusual thing to direct him and we had to find a new language. Our first few days were quite tricky and he would say that because he knows me so well. If I said, ‘No that was good,’ he would think, ‘Oh, because she knows every little gesture when I get impatient or when I am not really happy.’ I was nervous to not to be able to have the right direction for him, to see him stuck and not be able to push him.”

“So it was challenging but we made this private pact that we were going to try to be as open, honest, and emotive as possible, and give to each other as much as we could. Succeed or fail, we would just lay it bare. So I tried to give him a safe space and tell him to trust me that I would do my best to protect him in the editing room and if he would be as open and give me as much of himself, his emotions and his honesty. He did. He worked very hard.”

Vanessa suffers from insecurity and jealousy, so we asked Angelina what it’s like in her moments of jealousy.

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“Well I don’t think Vanessa actually has jealousy,” she pointed out. “I think you think that she does, but the truth is like he says in the end, Vanessa is sad because the other woman makes her sad because she can’t have babies. So it’s a pain. It’s more that she looks at somebody and this person reminds her of her pain. If somebody says to me, ‘Oh I just got off the phone with my mom,’ I might have a tinge of jealousy because I can’t do that. It’s those kinds of things, and I think it’s important and I hope that when women see the film, they see through those layers and exactly know what it means.”

But does she ever get jealous, we asked anyway. She is married to Brad Pitt after all.

“You know, it’s a funny thing,” she disclosed. “I love him so much and he’s the father of my children and he is one of my great friends in life so when somebody says he is attractive, I am happy for him. I think that’s great. And I look at him now and it’s funny, when you have children with somebody… I look at him and I see my husband but I also see my children. I see a mix. So, I have a trust – and not that I am the only woman that he would ever look at – but I have a trust that he understands the value of family.”

One scene in the movie where Angelina felt truly vulnerable was the shower scene, when Roland came in and looked at Vanessa.

“I think there is a beauty to being vulnerable and being human and having scars and so I don’t want to deal with it or hide it. I just wear it and write films like this and embrace other people’s vulnerability.”

She added, “It’s a weakness when people try to pretend that they are not vulnerable, because they all are. We are all going to get sick and we are all going to die, and we all have things that upset us and embarrass us and scare us. So I think that is it, just embracing it.”

As for being a mother to her six children, Angelina confessed, “I am most like every parent. I am completely who I am and the best of myself with my children. As much as I am playful, I am also very honest with them about life because I don’t want them to be disillusioned and unaware of what is to come.

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Cast of Jolie Pitt’s Cambodia-set film to be entirely local by AP September 26, 2015 Share234 Tweet19 Share0 Email0 Share262 image: http://www.mb.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/angelina-jolie1.jpg


Angelina Jolie with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File) Angelina Jolie with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie Pitt has been in scouting locations in Cambodia for her next film, “First They Killed My Father,” which she is casting entirely with local talent.

In a statement Thursday to The Associated Press, Jolie Pitt said she has spent the last week doing research and pre-production on the film before beginning shooting in Cambodia in November. She said she’s striving, through meetings with Cambodians, to ensure the movie about the deadly Khmer Rouge regime is “accurate and faithful” to the 1970s events.

Jolie Pitt is collaborating with Cambodian author and human rights activist Luong Ung, who said the film “will be made with Cambodians as a symbol of dignity and an act of memory.” The two wrote the script together, adapted from Ung’s 2000 memoir.

Jolie Pitt has said her 14-year-old Cambodia-born son, Maddox, is heavily involved in the movie, which is told from a child’s perspective.

“First They Killed My Father” is planned for release by Netflix in late 2016. Jolie Pitt’s upcoming film, “By the Sea,” in which she co-stars with Brad Pitt, will be released Nov. 13.

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By The Sea October 30, 2015 Share3 Tweet12 Share1 Email0 Share16

Set in France during the mid-1970s, a former dancer, and her husband, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

About the period setting, Jolie shared that she chose to set the movie in the 1970s. “Not only because is it a colorful and alluring era but more so because it removes many of the distractions of contemporary life and allows the focus to remain squarely on the emotions that the characters experience in their journey.”

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married on Aug. 23 2014 in Château Miraval, the couple’s estate in France. By the Sea marks the first time since the wedding that they star together in a feature film; ironically, again, as a married couple in France, mirroring their real life to a certain degree.

This marks the first time that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will reappear together in a feature film in 10 years. They previously starred together as a married couple in the major box office success Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. Written and directed by Angelina Jolie, this romantic drama opens in US theaters on November 13. (Ed Ciby)


Official movie poster Photo courtesy of flickeringmyth.com


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Kris Aquino reveals performers, co-hosts at APEC spouses luncheon By Joyce Jimenez (philstar.com) | Updated November 11, 2015 - 3:54pm 3 799 googleplus0 0


Presidential sisters Balsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abellada, Viel Aquino-Dee and Kris Aquino planned a 20-minute program for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) spouses luncheon. Instagram/Kris Aquino’s account

MANILA, Philippines – Kris Aquino revealed the celebrities who will take part at the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit that will happen on November 18 and 19 here in Manila.

On November 19, Kris and her sisters Balsy Aquino-Cruz, Pinky Aquino-Abellada and Viel Aquino-Dee were tasked to prepare a 20-minute program for the luncheon of the delegates’ spouses in Intramuros.

On Wednesday, the Queen of All Media revealed on her Instagram accounts who will be co-hosting her and the performers at the luncheon.

“There were other artists in our short list, but DFA was very strict that the program should only be 20 minutes, so nakakahiya if not everybody will get their moment,” she said, explaining how they came up with the performers in the event.

Co-hosting her are Derek Ramsay and Matteo Guidicelli, while Ogie Alcasid, Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto will be performing “Broadway tunes and medley.”


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Presidential sisters to attend to APEC spouses By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) | Updated November 10, 2015 - 12:00am 1 265 googleplus0 0


Presidential sisters Viel Aquino-Dee and Kris Aquino attend a thanksgiving mass for President Benigno Aquino III in 2011. BenHur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau.

MANILA, Philippines - He has no first lady, so President Aquino’s sisters will see to the needs of the spouses of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member-economies attending this year’s summit in Manila.

“The presidential sisters are the ones planning and making suggestions. They will also make the tour of Intramuros for the ladies (of the APEC leaders),” Ambassador Marciano Paynor Jr., head of the APEC 2015 National Organizing Council, told a news briefing at Malacañang yesterday.

Presidential sisters Ballsy Cruz, Pinky Abellada, Viel Dee and Kris Aquino may also accompany the wives of APEC leaders should they decide to go shopping.

Paynor said the sisters would have to play host to the APEC leaders’ spouses because Aquino is a bachelor.

Several of the APEC leaders will be unaccompanied by spouses.

Russian President Vladimir Putin got divorced last year.

US President Barack Obama’s wife Michelle is not coming to Manila.

Like Aquino, South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye is single.

Meanwhile, presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said couturier Paul Cabral will design the special barong Tagalog for the APEC economic leaders to be worn during their annual family photo.

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Lacierda said Cabral would also be in charge of the dresses to be worn by the wives of the APEC leaders.

“Since the Philippines is the APEC host economy, it is fitting and appropriate for the APEC economic leaders to wear the barong Tagalog for such a significant event,” Cabral said.

“Our provision of formal wear for the world leaders is reflective of our renowned hospitality and conveys our people’s warm welcome,” he said.

Cabral began work on the project in April, after he was notified that he won the bidding.

“As a designer, there is no greater honor than seeing one’s creation being worn by the different heads of economies. As a Filipino, it gives you so much dignity and pride,” he said.


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