Monday, June 18, 2018









Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, executive-produced by Angelina Jolie, scooped three prizes at major animation festival Annecy International Animation Festival in France. The film, about a young Afghan girl living in war-torn Kabul, scored the jury award and the audience award in the competition section, as well as the best original music for a feature film prize from the special awards. Best feature went to Denis Do’s Funan, about a Cambodian family separated during the bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge and featuring the voices of Berenice Bejo and Louis Garrel.


Sunday, June 17, 2018



Obviously not taken today.

Burnham Beeches is not far from Pinewood

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Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie at Domiz refugee camp in Iraq

In my country, when we speak of the Middle East we often focus on conflict and human suffering.
And it is true that countless families in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen are suffering from conflict they personally have no part in, instability they cannot control, and extremism that they reject.
But on this visit I have been reminded, as I am every time I am here, of the truly extraordinary dignity, resilience, warmth, generosity and grace of the people of the Middle East.
And I want to thank the people of Iraq for their generosity towards Syrian refugees and displaced people, and in particular the KRI government, which is setting a model for refugee protection.
I’m happy have been here on Eid al-Fitr, and I wish the Iraqi people, the Syrian people, and families across this region and beyond, Eid Mubarak, or Jaznawa Piroz Bit.
I am in Iraq to mark World Refugee Day next week. On Tuesday, UNHCR will publish new figures showing that the numbers of displaced people, and the duration of their exile, are the highest they have ever been. At the same time political solutions seem completely lacking, leaving a void that humanitarian aid cannot fill.
Words like “unsustainable” don’t paint a picture of how desperate these times are.
This is my third visit to Domiz camp in six years. The vast majority of its inhabitants are Syrian women and children.
Their lives are on hold indefinitely because of the war. They cannot go back, they cannot move forward, and each year they have less to live on.
I met two mothers this morning, both of them widows. They both lost their husbands while living as refugees, to medical conditions that could normally have been treated.
And now they are both caring for young aged five 5 and 7 who also have life-threatening medical conditions.
When UNHCR’s Syria response was only 50 per cent funded last year, and this year it is only 17 per cent funded, there are terrible human consequences. We should be under no illusions about this.
When there is not even the bare minimum of aid, refugee families cannot receive adequate medical treatment, women and girls are left vulnerable to sexual violence, many children cannot go to school, and we squander the opportunity of being able to invest in refugees so that they can acquire new skills and support their families.
This is the picture in Iraq, in Syria, and wherever in the world you find refugees and displaced people today.
The only answer is to end the conflicts that are forcing people to flee their homes - and for all governments to meet their responsibilities.
So this World Refugee Day I hope that people around the world will consider this larger picture:
What this level and length of displacement says about our world being dangerously out of balance.
What it will say about us if our response is to be selective about when we help, and when we are prepared to defend human rights.
And what it will mean for the future if we are unable to provide enough basic humanitarian support for displaced people and unable to find any solutions to conflicts at the same time.
That is the situation today, but it is not hopeless.
There are millions of refugees and displaced people who want to return home and to work and start over – as I saw in Mosul yesterday, where brick by brick, with their own hands, they are rebuilding their homes.
There are countries that are keeping their borders open to refugees, despite all the pressures and challenges.
There are aid relief workers who are stretching the aid resources, somehow, to minimize loss of life and provide protection.
And there are people around the world who are more committed than ever to defending human rights and basic values.
So on World Refugee Day this year I hope that we can find the strength to find a better way forward together: so that we move into a new era of preventing conflict and reducing instability, rather than simply struggling to deal with its consequences.
Thank you.









United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy Angelina Jolie (left) during a meeting with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Safin Dizayee, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, June 16, 2018. (Photo: KRG)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie expressed her gratitude to the Kurdistan Region and its people for hosting and supporting displaced persons and said she would encourage more international support for Kurdistan.
Before her visit to the Domiz refugee camp in Duhok on Sunday, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Special Envoy thanked the people of Kurdistan for its care of nearly two million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
According to a readout of her meeting with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Spokesperson Safin Dizayee on Saturday, Jolie said she would “continue to convey the plight of the displaced people to the attention of the international community to encourage more support to the Kurdistan Region.”
She also described Kurdistan as “a model for this kind of humanitarian assistance,” adding the Region “has played a very good role in supporting these vulnerable [displaced] people.”
Since the emergence of the so-called Islamic State (IS), Kurdistan has provided a haven for people fleeing the extremist group from parts of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
According to KRG statistics, the Kurdistan Region is currently hosting 1.4 million IDPs and refugees.
The massive influx of displaced persons has caused a burden for the Region which has called for international support to help deal with the crisis, a point Dizayee emphasized to the UNHCR Special Envoy and her accompanying delegation.
The KRG Spokesperson, on behalf of Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, invited Jolie and her delegation to continue its visits to Kurdistan “to closely see the situation of the [IDPs] and Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region.”
The UNHCR and the KRG agreed “to find creative initiatives beyond material support” to aid the displaced people until conditions are met for them to return to their homes “voluntarily with respect and dignity.”
Jolie’s trip to Erbil comes after she visited war-torn Mosul on Saturday to meet with displaced families and discuss efforts to rebuild the city and provide needs for its returning population.







DOMIZ CAMP - U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie on Sunday visited a camp for Syrian refugees in northern Iraq to drum up support for those displaced by years of civil war.

The Hollywood actress toured the Domiz camp, home to 33,000 refugees from Syria's seven-year conflict.

Jolie arrived in the morning and met families in the camp, a United Nations official said.

A day earlier she visited Mosul, Iraq's major northern city which Iraqi forces took back last year from Islamic State militants. The militants had occupied the city for three years and turned it into a stronghold of a "caliphate" in a military campaign that saw 900,000 residents flee.

Jolie met families from western Mosul and walked through bombed out streets, video footage and photos provided by the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showed.

Normality has returned to many parts of Mosul, with displaced residents leaving camps nearby to return home.

But the Old City in West Mosul was largely destroyed during a campaign by a 100,000-strong alliance of Iraqi government units, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Shi'ite militias backed by air support from a US-led coalition.

Reconstruction has been slow.

"This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR. People here have lost everything," Jolie said in a U.N. statement.

"They are destitute. They have no medicine for their children, and many have no running water or basic services," she said. "I hope there will be a continued commitment to rebuilding and stabilizing the whole of the city. And I call on the international community not to forget Mosul."

Jolie has worked for UNHCR since 2001, visiting uprooted civilians from Iraq to Cambodia and Kenya. This is her fifth visit to Iraq, UNHCR said.

Saturday, June 16, 2018



Random Fuzzy


"In front of the house he is renting in Windsor," no date.

The leak forced him to move out of the hotel where the visits with children were already ongoing.  They were half-way through the initial 10-day period during which the children have one-on-one or two-on-one time with him for four hours each day. They spent a long time studying how the visits would proceed in that hotel including recreational activities for the children and the leaked forced them to move to an alternate location that was less ideal.

Brad was photographed biking on the hotel grounds on Wednesday, shortly after the first leak and then he was seen emerging from this house on his bike on Friday. They will have to move the venue again for the 2nd phase now that the paps have this location staked out.

On a scale of 1 to 10, their anger over this leak would be at least 11. It disrupted critical visits that were meticulously and thoroughly planned.  The psychiatrist or the psychologist talks to the children &/or Angelina before and after each visit to make sure they achieve the goals they set out for that visit and the children feel good about their time with Brad.  Every detail of this effort was very thoroughly studied. 

So it is very significant that Brad is again wearing one of his gold necklaces.  He was not wearing it during the OUATIH table read in L.A. on June 7.  The visits started June 8.  We first caught a glimpse of the necklace when he was out biking in Windsor on Friday, June 15.  It is a strong sign that the visits have gone well that he started to wear it again in the midst of this effort.  It means the children are happy to see him wear the necklace and what that means to them.  It means they no longer want to keep him apart.  It means the family is coming back together.

As noted previously, they gave the children powerful motivation to open up to their father -- by dangling the possibility that primary custody may be transferred to him if they don't.  The children have no medical condition that would impede their ability to quickly do so, they just need to want to. 

The the older gentlemen pictured may be the psychiatrist who is scheduled to be monitoring the first phase of the visits.

The leak is not reflected on their faces.  They both look sanguine.  Perhaps the visits are going very well.


-- Fussy 








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Below, an old photo just posted by the same fan account.  Chloe Dalton is on the right.  As noted previously, there has been a sharp diminution in their contact and work from those days when they even accompanied them on vacation.
Angelina mentioned the problem of sexual violence in her speech on this trip -- around which their work with her now is largely confined. 












June 16, 2018 02:12 PM



Angelina Jolie made her 61st mission as a UNHCR Special Envoy for the UN Refugee Agency on Saturday, visiting West Mosul, Iraq, less than a year after the city was liberated from three years of a brutal ISIS occupation.
While there, the Oscar-winning actress, 43, met with a local father and his three children, including his two young girls. In a photo exclusive to PEOPLE, the girls can be seen proudly showing off their school reports to Jolie.
“The girls I met talked about the years of not being able to go to school, and of seeing people killed, and of feeling too afraid to leave their houses,” Jolie said of meeting the family while speaking in front of the ruins of the Al-NuriMosque. “It is deeply upsetting that people who have endured unparalleled brutality have so little as they try, somehow, to rebuild the lives they once had.”
The conflict has devastated Mosul. The hundreds of thousands of people of the city were subjected to the horrors of war including explosions and shootings, and many residents were used as human shields and became targets as they tried to flea the city. Buildings among the narrow streets were bombed out while others were flattened. Overall, it was “the largest and longest urban battle since World War II,” UNHCR reported.
Jolie emphasized the need for recovery and reconstruction so that the people of Mosul — Iraq’s second-largest city — wouldn’t be forgotten.
UNHCR reports that at least 40,000 homes need to be restored or rebuilt. Over 2 million people have been displaced and 3.8 million are counted as returnees.
“This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR,” Jolie said. “People here have lost everything: their homes are destroyed. They are destitute. They have no medicine for their children, and many have no running water or basic services. They are still surrounded by bodies in the rubble. After the unimaginable trauma of the occupation, they are now trying to rebuild their homes, often with little or no assistance.”
She added: “I recognize the great sacrifices made in the liberation of Mosul. I hope there will be a continued commitment to rebuilding and stabilizing the whole of the city. And I call on the international community not to forget Mosul, and not to turn their attention away from its people. We have learnt in Iraq before and elsewhere in the region the dangers of leaving a void. It is also what the families and survivors deserve.”
Saturday’s trip was Jolie’s fifth visit to Iraq since 2001.
Her arrival in the Old City coincided with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which makes the conclusion of Ramadan.
Though the city was liberated, fighting continues. Just five days prior, 27 people were killed and injured when an explosion went off in a boobie-trapped house in Old Mosul, UNHCR reported. ISIS militants dressed in black and carrying weapons were later seen leaving a hospital complex, though could not be caught.












Angelina Jolie visits Mosul, urges world not to forget the people of the city and warns of the danger of delay in reconstruction and recovery




UNHCR Special Envoy meets families who survived years of terror and displacement and who are now striving to rebuild their homes and lives.


MOSUL, Iraq – UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie today visited West Mosul, less than a year after the city’s liberation in June and July 2017. The visit marked Jolie’s 61st mission – and her fifth visit to Iraq – with the UN Refugee Agency since 2001. She arrived in the city on the second day of Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.
Jolie walked among the bombed-out buildings that line the narrow streets of the Old City and met displaced families to discuss efforts to rebuild the city and the needs of the returning population.
West Mosul was held captive by ISIS for three years. The combat operation to re-take the city was the largest and longest urban battle since World War II, and the wreckage reminiscent of Dresden. Civilians faced aerial bombardment, artillery barrage, cross-fire, snipers, and unexploded ordnance. Hundreds of thousands of people were subjected to siege-like conditions, used as human shields or targeted as they fled the city. Large swathes of West Mosul were flattened. Many residents are now slowly returning, to scenes of complete destruction. Like residents of other former ISIS strongholds, they have suffered nearly unprecedented levels of psychological trauma.
UNHCR is helping many returning families, with programs including cash assistance to rebuild their homes, legal representation for family members who have been arbitrarily detained because of mistaken identity, and help to obtain essential legal documents that were confiscated, destroyed or denied during the occupation.
Speaking in front of the ruins of al-Nuri Mosque, Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said:
“This is the worst devastation I have seen in all my years working with UNHCR. People here have lost everything: their homes are destroyed. They are destitute. They have no medicine for their children, and many have no running water or basic services. They are still surrounded by bodies in the rubble. After the unimaginable trauma of the occupation, they are now trying to rebuild their homes, often with little or no assistance.
I have no words for the strength it must take to rebuild after loss like this. But that is what the people of this city are doing. They are grief-stricken and traumatized, but they are also hopeful. They are clearing their homes with their own hands, and volunteering and helping each other. But they need our assistance.
We often tend to assume, as an international community, that when the fighting is over, the work is done. But the conditions I observed here in West Mosul are appalling. Displacement is still happening. The camps near the city are still full. Whole areas of West Mosul remain flattened. Enabling people to return and stabilizing the city is essential for the future stability of Iraq and the region.
I recognize the great sacrifices made in the liberation of Mosul. I hope there will be a continued commitment to rebuilding and stabilizing the whole of the city. And I call on the international community not to forget Mosul, and not to turn their attention away from its people. We have learnt in Iraq before and elsewhere in the region the dangers of leaving a void. It is also what the families and survivors deserve.
I met parents whose 17-year-old daughter lost her legs in a mortar-strike. When they carried her to get medical treatment they were turned away, and she bled to death. Every man I met talked about the lashes and punishments inflicted by the extremists. The girls I met talked about the years of not being able to go to school, and of seeing people killed, and of feeling too afraid to leave their houses. It is deeply upsetting that people who have endured unparalleled brutality have so little as they try, somehow, to rebuild the lives they once had.”



Photos from Angelina Jolie’s visit to Mosul are available on Refugees Media: https://media.unhcr.org/Share/up2d4hx36q1t36257357irc5meeuv8g1














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Friday, June 15, 2018



Random Fuzzy


- I've had a chance to review the Order that was posted online.  Thanks to those who provided the link to the pdf.  I am not posting it because it is a sealed document.


- The Order was requested by Angelina, prepared by one of Brad's lawyers, signed by Judge John Ouderkirk on May 30 and filed with the court on June 6.  The S&O filed May 30 would have been in support of Angelina's RFO.  The Order notes "the parties mutual desire and support for the Court's Orders."


-  The children are now being treated by a psychiatrist and neuropsychologist.  They took over from the trauma specialists who treated the children right after the plane incident.  This obviously is indicative of the seriousness and depth of the children's problem.


-The hearing took place over several days.  Angelina was only present on the first day but Brad was present each day, which is to be expected since this whole effort is about solving the intractable problem of restoring his relationship with the kids.  Angelina only has a supporting role and is largely a spectator.  I would imagine most of those days were spent listening to and working with the Dr. and therapist on the details of how to design the schedule and what to say in the Order.


- The Order outlines a program from June to August to help the children progress so that therapeutic visits are no longer necessary and so that the family can effectuate reunification.

The order mentions that at Brad's option, in July he and the children can participate in the Transitioning Families Therapeutic Reunification program
What we do: Reunification counseling is a therapeutic process designed to introduce, re-introduce or reinforce the bond between family members. The goal of Reunification Counseling is to assist the family structure from within the family. This means strengthening existing familial relationship or assisting in connections to promote and support the development of compassion and communication skills.

- Angelina along with the Dr. and therapist were to explain to the children on the phone and in person the schedule outlined in the Order. 

The fact that they were explaining the schedule to the children twice indicates that they knew that the children would have concerns and questions and needed to be reassured.  The children were being taken out of their comfort zone and fast-tracked to nontherapeutic visits which they have been resisting.  Angelina was to reaffirm to the children both times that it was something she and Brad desire and support.  The Court is obviously cognizant that it is important to reiterate to the children that Angelina wanted this for them and supports what they are being asked to do in the schedule  -- which is why it was Angelina who made the Request.


- She was to tell all the children including Maddox twice that the Court has determined that:
not having a healthy relationship with their father is harmful to them,
that they need to have a healthy and strong relationship with both their father and mother,
that they are safe with their father,
that she and Brad must obey the spirit and letter of the Court's Order.


- The Order details a schedule designed to prepare the children for the last week in July when they will be alone with Brad in L.A. without the doctor or the therapist and with Angelina still in London.  The Judge's assurance to the children that they each are safe with Brad is part of the preparation.


- As noted, the children have been told repeatedly that the Judge has given orders that Angelina must obey -- that she cannot be with them or interfere when they are with their father, that she must give their father their cell phone numbers so he can text them at any time and she is not allowed to read the texts or have Brad text them through her phone, and that she may only call them once a day when they are alone with him in L.A.  These let the children know that she cannot be involved at all in their interactions with the father as set out under this schedule and to wean them off the belief that they are safe only because she is there to protect them.  They also know that Brad will be communicating with them directly.  It is indicative of how wary the children still are of contact with Brad that the Order states that he may text and not that he may call. 


- The weeks prior are a transition, intended to let the children get used to spending more time with Brad.  The doctor and /or the therapist either directly or through Angelina, prepare the children before each visit so they know what to expect, monitor the visit, and then go over the visit afterwards with the children &/or Angelina to ensure that each visit meets the goals set, the children feel good about their time with Brad, and are progressing as planned. Every detail of this effort has been very carefully studied.            

The schedule through June and July gradually increases the children's time with Brad from 4 hours to 10 hours to two days.  When they move to L.A on July 21, the doctor and the therapist will no longer be around but will "spend time" with them at some point. As noted, they've been told that their contact with Angelina during that week is limited to one call per day.  It will be a nontherapeutic boot camp, an effort to get the children to completely concentrate on repairing their bond with Brad.


- While the schedule leading up to the last week of July is very detailed, the schedule after -- from Aug. 11 til the review hearing on Aug 13  -- is just vaguely "as agreed upon by the parties" -- because everything hinges on what is achieved that week.


- The mental health professionals have determined that the children have sufficiently healed and there is no medical reason why they cannot be with their father, that there is no longer any problem with Brad, and that relations between them should already be normal -- but all their efforts so far were met with stubborn resistance.  


- There is no mention at all of the Stipulation Re Custody and Therapy.  They apparently are no longer operating under it as an entirely different team has taken over managing the children's treatment and they now have a different focus.  The Custody Stipulation has achieved all its objectives except for restoring Brad's relationship with the children which has proven to be a particularly intractable problem.  Even though they've vastly changed the process and are now entirely focused on getting the children to open up to Brad, they did not file any Orders on those changes. The filed this Order which is in essence merely a schedule with instructions.

The whole purpose of this Order is to tell the children that they must follow the Judge's orders.  They sought the assistance of the court to force the children to overcome their dependence on Angelina and resistance to Brad.  The children know Judge Ouderkirk well because he officiated at their formal wedding and stayed with them in Miraval.

In this regard, the purpose of the notice that the Judge may reduce or transfer custody if the children remain "closed down" is to give a subtle -- or perhaps not so subtle -- encouragement to the children to open up to their father.   This part likely concerned the children the most and what they most wanted explained.


- The Order specifically states that all the costs for the psychiatrist and the psychologists, the children's transportation to and from London, child care and security in L.A. are borne by Brad.


- They needed to wait til after she started filming Maleficent 2 for the nontherapeutic week to be doable.  The Order was signed the day after she started filming.


- The children will decide where they want to stay in L.A.  It is nominally Brad's decision but this exercise is all about getting them to warm up to him and that means making them as comfortable as possible.  As noted previously, Angelina didn't want to buy a new home, she arrived at the decision reluctantly.  "“It took me a few months to realize that I was really going to have to do it. That there was going to have to be another base.”   The purchase was spurred by the children's lack of enthusiasm for returning to live in Briarcliff, which became a stumbling block.  "[The DeMille] is a big jump forward for us, and we’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.”  The children will likely prefer to stay in the DeMille.

The DeMille is the children's home, their sanctuary.  When they are comfortable having Brad stay over alone with them, I think they've will have achieved reunification.


- This is why, as Angelina's statement said, reading the Judge's orders without any background is misleading, especially if people are only reading it through the prism of the tabloids' incompetent, inaccurate and sensationalist reporting.


- There may be other supporting documents like the 2/28/2017 S&O on Maddox's exemption that they are not filing in court.  They would have just come back from FTKMF's premiere in Cambodia at the time.


- The Petition is still in place because the therapeutic process is not yet complete.  I have maintained that it was the children's readiness to be with Brad that is keeping them apart.  Brad's progress with the children has been very, very slow because whatever he did created a very, very complex problem. 

Recall September 2017, NYTimes:
I asked how everyone is doing now.
None of it’s easy. It’s very, very difficult, a very painful situation, and I just want my family healthy,” she said quietly.
Are they? “They’re getting better,” she said, her voice approaching inaudibility.


- CNN wrote that it "obtained the order, which was not sealed, from the court."  The LA court site clearly says "Order - After Hearing (This is a sealed document ). " CNN is not a tabloid and protects its credibility, we have no reason to doubt them.  It therefore appears that whether done maliciously or by accident it wasn't immediately sealed -- long enough for outlets to get hold of it.


- It is obvious that Brad would be just as upset about this leak as Angelina is if not even more so.  This is very important to all of them but especially to him.


“This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children. From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately. It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.”

She took her time before issuing this statement and by the time she did they already knew that there was a failure in the court.  Her statements stressing that this lapse is potentially harmful to the children and how they felt it was so important for the hearing to be private is directed at the court to address this failure on their part.  She was of course upset and indignant.  In saying that it creates an inaccurate and unfair picture, she means of both of them -- that it makes it sound like she was hindering Brad's progress and that the children were not safe with Brad.  She emphasized that what is happening behind the scenes with them is very different from the picture that this document paints. 


- There are and there will surely be more stories in tabloids quoting various "sources," "friends" and "insiders."  After any significant news they always come out of the woodwork using publicly available information to sound like they are giving an "insiders" view   I have said that no true insider and friend will ever talk about them, esp. not to the tabloids.  Every update or clarification they've ever given to People since Judge Ouderkirk took over has always been very brief, sometimes not even a sentence, just a phrase.  When true friends of theirs have spoken about them  -- like Frank Pollaro or Dede Garner -- they give one quote on one subject, they never give a meandering rundown of their lives.  There are many chatty "sources" out there and that is a dead giveaway that these are not bonafide insiders.  All the tabloids including People are looking to capitalize on this.  Ignore them.  At this time especially they do not want anyone  talking about them.  Everyone who knows what is really happening knows this.


-  A review hearing is scheduled on or after Aug. 13 for further orders pending the completion of Dr. Katz's evaluation.  If the schedule is successful, they could be out of this by late August at the earliest. 


-- Fussy


*****


On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Jolie told Vanity Fair, “This misleading leak is not in the best interests of the children. From the start, Angelina has been focused only on their health and needs, which is why it was so important that this last court hearing be conducted privately. It’s deplorable that someone, for their own selfish reasons, leaked selective portions of the confidential and sealed court record to create an inaccurate and unfair picture of what is really happening.”



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018



Biking and smoking

Coworth Park








"Pitt was spotted in London Wednesday, June 13,  riding his bike near a hotel where his estranged wife, Angelina Jolie, is holed up with their six kids. Pitt was dressed casually ... sporting some headphones, a hat and shades."

TMZ

Tuesday, June 12, 2018



Random Fuzzy


The Blast

Angelina Jolie has been put on notice by the court that if she doesn’t help repair her children’s relationship with Brad Pitt, she could lose primary custody.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, a judge in Angelina and Brad’s divorce case determined that the former couple’s six children “not having a relationship with their father is harmful to them,” and adds that “it is critical that each of them have a healthy and strong relationship with their father and mother.”
The judge also ordered Jolie to arrange a phone call with the kids and their doctors to explain to the children that “the court has determined that each of them are safe with their father.” Pitt was accused of child abuse in 2016 during an incident aboard a private plane. Pitt was eventually cleared.
One of the issues the court addresses are the children’s cell phones. According to the documents, Angelina must provide Brad with the cell phone number of each child, and allow him to call whenever he wants.  Also, she is not allowed to read the children’s text messages with Brad or give out a number to a phone that she secretly monitors.
In the spirit of strengthening the relationship with Pitt, the court has laid out a summer schedule for the children, minus Maddox, to spend time with the actor over the summer. Because Maddox is older, the court is allowing him to decide how much time he wants to spend with his father.
Pitt gets custody from June 8 to June 17 for four hours per day while he stays in London, where Jolie currently rents a house. In advance, Pitt shall designate one or two of the minor children to spend time with at a time. During this 10-day period, Pitt shall spend time with each child at least twice. In addition, Jolie is barred from being present during or interfering with Pitt’s custodial time.
Pitt then gets custody for 10 hours per day from June 27 through July 1, once again designating one or two children to be with at a time. A child therapist will also be with the children during that time.
From July 8 through July 14, Pitt gets the kids for four consecutive days and gets to choose how he fills those time slots and with which children.  The doctor is once again required to be present and will meet with the kids before and after each two day period.
From July 21 through July 29, Pitt will get custody of the kids when he’s back in California. Jolie is responsible for the children traveling back to Los Angeles and Pitt will be responsible for getting them back to London afterward.
While in California, Pitt can decide whether the kids shack up at his house (the former family home) or Jolie’s L.A. house. He must also make arrangements for the children to visit with their therapists and doctors.
While in the care of Pitt, Jolie is only allowed to call the kids one time per day at a time agreed on in advance by both parents.
The court makes it clear to the former “Tomb Raider” star: “If the minor children remain closed down to their father and depending on the circumstances surrounding this condition, it may result in a reduction of the time they spend with [Jolie] and may result in the Court ordering primary physical custody to [Pitt].”



Case Access
CASE INFORMATION


Case Number:  

Filing Courthouse:  
Original Case Number:  
Original Court:  
Filing Date:  
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FUTURE HEARINGS



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PARTY INFORMATION



PITT ANGELINA JOLIE - Petitioner
PITT WILLIAM BRADLEY - Respondent
SPIEGEL LANCE STEPHEN - Attorney
WASSER LAURA ALLISON - Attorney



Documents Filed


Documents Filed (Filing dates listed in descending order)
 06/06/2018 Order - After Hearing (This is a sealed document )
Filed by Attorney
05/30/2018 Stipulation and Order - No Fee
Filed by Respondent
02/13/2018 Nunc Pro Tunc Minute Order
02/06/2018 Minute Order
02/06/2018 Stipulation and Order (to Extend Appointment of Temporary Judge )
Filed by Respondent
01/31/2017 Stipulation and Order (for W&I Code 827 Protective Orders - Filed and Entered on 2017-01-31 )
01/25/2017 Declaration (of private child custody evaluator re: qaulifications filed by Stan J. Katz, Ph.D. )
01/17/2017 Order (Media to Photograph, Record or Broadcast - Denied on 2017-01-17 )
01/17/2017 Minute Order
01/17/2017 Request (Media to Photograph, Record or Broadcast - Denied on 2017-01-17 )
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order (Seal records regarding custody issues )
Filed by Respondent
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order
Filed by Petitioner
01/09/2017 Minute Order
01/09/2017 Miscellaneous (Public/Redacted materials from conditionally sealed record. - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
01/09/2017 Notice - Lodging (conditionally under seal - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order (For Apptmnt of Privately Compensated Temporary Judge Honorable John W. Ouderkirk (Ret) - Filed and Entered on 2017-01-09 )
01/05/2017 Proof of Service (personal msg service to attys address - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina - Service Date on 2017-01-03 )
Filed by Petitioner
01/03/2017 Notice - Lodging (Notice of Lodging conditionally under seal pursuant to California rules of co urt - On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William )
Filed by Respondent
01/03/2017 Responsive Declaration (- On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
01/03/2017 Miscellaneous (Public/Redacted materials from conditionally sealed record pursua nt to calif. rules of court. - On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William )
Filed by Respondent
12/22/2016 Notice - Lodging (- On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-22 )
Filed by Petitioner
12/21/2016 Notice (Request for Judicial notice in support of resp. RFO for Sealing Order )
12/21/2016 Order (To Seal Records re: Custody Issue )
12/21/2016 Memorandum - Points and Authorities (Supplemental Memorandum of Points and Authorirties in support of res p. RFO sealing Order )
12/13/2016 Proof of Service (- On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William )
Filed by Respondent
12/09/2016 Proof of Service - Mail (Re: RFO )
12/07/2016 Notice (of Unavailability of Counsel 12/16/16 through 12/27/16 - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
12/07/2016 Miscellaneous (Public/Redacted Materials from Conditionally Sealed Record - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
12/07/2016 Order (To Seal Records )
Filed by Respondent
12/07/2016 Minute Order
12/07/2016 RFO/MTN - Family Law (to Seal Records - On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William - Hearing Set on 2017-01-17 )
Filed by Respondent
12/07/2016 Notice - Unavailability of Counsel (PER PET )
12/07/2016 Declaration (of Philip M. Stahl )
12/07/2016 Ex Parte - Application (- On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-07 )
Filed by Respondent
12/07/2016 Declaration (of Philip M. Stahl - On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-07 )
Filed by Respondent
12/07/2016 Responsive Declaration (- On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-07 )
Filed by Petitioner
12/07/2016 Declaration (of Azita Mosbat - On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-07 )
Filed by Respondent
12/02/2016 Proof of Service - Mail (- On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-02 )
Filed by Petitioner
12/02/2016 Stipulation and Order (Re Child Custody and Therapy - Paid By: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina - Filed and Entered on 2016-12-02 )
Filed by Petitioner
11/04/2016 Declaration - UCCJEA (- On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William )
Filed by Respondent
11/04/2016 Response (- On Behalf of: Respondent: Pitt, William - Filed and Entered on 2016-11-04 )
Filed by Respondent
11/04/2016 Milestone 2 Completed (Entered Date: 11-10-16 )
09/19/2016 Family Law Case Cover Sheet - FAM-020
Filed by Petitioner
09/19/2016 Petition - Dissolution w/ Minor Child
Filed by Petitioner
09/19/2016 Declaration - UCCJEA (- On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
09/19/2016 Summons (- On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner

Proceedings Held


Proceedings Held (Proceeding dates listed in descending order)
02/13/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department Unknown department: , Weintraub, Debre Katz, Presiding
Nunc Pro Tunc Order Hearing - Held - Order Made
02/06/2018 at 8:30 AM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Weintraub, Debre Katz, Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Granted
01/17/2017 at 8:30 AM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 27, Burdge, Richard J., Presiding
Motion Hearing - Off Calendar - Per Stipulation
01/09/2017 at 3:00 PM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Brazile, Kevin C., Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Held - Order Made
12/07/2016 at 8:30 AM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 27, Burdge, Richard J., Presiding
Ex Parte Hearing - Held - Order Made


Register Of Actions


Register of Actions (Listed in descending order)
06/06/2018 Order - After Hearing (This is a sealed document )
Filed by Attorney
05/30/2018 Stipulation and Order - No Fee
Filed by Respondent
02/13/2018 at 9:00 AM in Department Unknown department: , Weintraub, Debre Katz, Presiding
Nunc Pro Tunc Order Hearing - Held - Order Made
02/13/2018 Nunc Pro Tunc Minute Order
02/06/2018 at 8:30 AM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Weintraub, Debre Katz, Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Granted
02/06/2018 Stipulation and Order (to Extend Appointment of Temporary Judge )
Filed by Respondent
02/06/2018 Minute Order
01/31/2017 Stipulation and Order (for W&I Code 827 Protective Orders - Filed and Entered on 2017-01-31 )
01/25/2017 Declaration (of private child custody evaluator re: qaulifications filed by Stan J. Katz, Ph.D. )
01/17/2017 at 8:30 AM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 27, Burdge, Richard J., Presiding
Motion Hearing - Off Calendar - Per Stipulation
01/17/2017 Order (Media to Photograph, Record or Broadcast - Denied on 2017-01-17 )
01/17/2017 Request (Media to Photograph, Record or Broadcast - Denied on 2017-01-17 )
01/17/2017 Minute Order
01/09/2017 at 3:00 PM in Department Stanley Mosk Dept. - 1, Brazile, Kevin C., Presiding
Non-Appearance Case Review - Held - Order Made
01/09/2017 Miscellaneous (Public/Redacted materials from conditionally sealed record. - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
01/09/2017 Notice - Lodging (conditionally under seal - On Behalf of: Petitioner: Pitt, Angelina )
Filed by Petitioner
01/09/2017 Minute Order
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order
Filed by Petitioner
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order (For Apptmnt of Privately Compensated Temporary Judge Honorable John W. Ouderkirk (Ret) - Filed and Entered on 2017-01-09 )
01/09/2017 Stipulation and Order (Seal records regarding custody issues )
Filed by Respondent
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The rest basically the same as the Documents Filed




Recall

STIPULATION AND ORDER RE CHILD CUSTODY AND THERAPY

Petitioner and Respondent ...hereby stipulate to the following temporary orders:

Pending written agreement of the parties or further order of the court-

- Petitioner shall have physical custody of the children.

- Respondent shall continue to have agreed upon therapeutic visitation.  The frequency and conditions of the visits shall be determined by Ian Russ, PhD.  Prior to making such determination, Dr. Russ shall consult with Lisa Hacker, Judy Goldman, Angela Bissada and Catherine Green.  Dr. Russ shall at all times consider the best interests of the minor children.

- Respondent shall continue to participate in individual therapy a minimum of one time per a week for no less than 50 minutes per session.  At the conclusion of each month Respondent shall provide Dr. Russ with proof of his ongoing participation in individual therapy as set forth in this paragraph.

- Respondent shall continue to participate in group therapy a minimum of one time per a week.  At the conclusion of each month Respondent shall provide Dr. Russ with proof of his ongoing participation in group therapy as set forth in this paragraph

- Respondent shall continue to submit to random drug and alcohol testing as directed by Dr. Robert Waldman.  The random testing shall not exceed one time per week and there shall be a minimum of 4 tests every 30 days.  Within 24 hours of receipt, Dr. Waldman shall provide Dr. Russ with Respondent's test results.

- the minor children shall continue to participate in individual counseling, the frequency and duration of the minor children's therapy shall be as recommended by Angela Bissada and Catherine Green.

- Petitioner, Respondent, and the minor children shall continue to participate in conjoint sessions.

All communications are considered "safe harbor therapy" and protected by psychotherapist-patient privilege.

Confidentiality:  "In the interest of privacy of the parties and their minor children. this Stipulation and Order is not being submitted to the Court for entry at this time.  Nonetheless, upon execution, this Stipulation and Order shall be effective between the parties as a valid and binding agreement, whether or not it is ever entered by the Court.  Either party may file this Stipulation and Order with the Court as necessary to enforce any term contained herein."

Dated and signed by all parties Oct 26, 2016

Angelina is represented by Laura Wasser and Samantha Klein  of Wasser, Cooperman Mandles PC

Brad is represented by Lance Spiegel of Young, Spiegel & Lee LLP and Gary Fishbein of Butler Buzard Fishbein & Royce.




Behind The Scenes

A 'Wonder'-ful Prosthetic Makeup: How Oscar-nominated makeup artist Arjen Tuiten transformed Jacob Tremblay for 'Wonder'.

Go behind the scenes of 'Wonder' with Oscar-nominated makeup artist Arjen Tuiten and his Treacher Collins syndrome makeup for 'Wonder'.

May 18, 2018
In 2000, a Dutch teenager with determination and a passion for makeup FX showed up at the studio doorstep of one of his boyhood heroes, Stan Winston. His name was Arjen Tuiten. Flash forward to 2018 and Arjen has made his own mark in the industry, with his own studio, R-E-N, a Best Makeup Oscar-nomination on Wonder, and a long list of film credits working at some of the top makeup effects studios in Hollywood. Like many leading artists, Arjen came from humble beginnings. He cites Stan Winston Studio's practical makeup FX for The Terminator as one of his earliest influences. At age ten, he even created his own Terminator out of paper, PVC pipes, and aluminum foil. Years later, he would work on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines at SWS, achieving the dream of his ten-year-old self.
 While at makeup school in the Netherlands, Arjen absorbed everything he could and began corresponding with makeup pioneer Dick Smith to further his study. At 19, he moved to Los Angeles to work as an intern for creature effects studios, including Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc (ADI) and, eventually, Stan Winston Studio, a work experience that would change his life. Stan soon saw Arjen's potential and wanted him to continue working in the states. Over the next couple years, Arjen honed his skills at SWS on films including Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Tim Burton's Big Fish, and Doom. Circumstances caused Arjen to move back to Europe temporarily, but it was this apparent setback that led him to work for Barcelona-based FX studio, DDT Efectos Especiales on Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece, Pan's Labyrinth, a relatively low-budget Spanish film that went on to achieve worldwide critical acclaim and box-office success. After Pan's Labyrinth, Winston helped Arjen with his US immigration papers, and Arjen returned to Stan Winston Studio where he worked on Terminator Salvation and Pandorum. "My time with Stan changed my life," said Arjen. "I miss him terribly, and I hope he sees what's going on, not just with me, but with so many SWS artists that have gone on to do great stuff."

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LESSONS LEARNED & LOOKING FORWARD

The success of the 'Auggie' makeup earned Arjen a well deserved Oscar nomination earlier this year, proving that passion and willingness to take on a challenge can be worth the effort and hardships. "The main thing that I learned from Stan Winston was to take the challenge, and not be afraid to bounce back from failure," said Tuiten. "With Wonder, I thought of Stan a lot. I had two moments where I really wanted to quit because it was so hard to figure out, and VFX were fighting me. But you find a way. That's what I picked up from Stan, to not be afraid to take on the challenge and push it to another level."
Mentored by industry icons like Dick Smith, Stan Winston, and Rick Baker, Arjen has risen the ranks to become one of the masters of makeup effects working today. Wonder may be behind him now, but it's a job he will cherish and remember for the rest of his life. Busy as ever, he's now moved on to join Angelina Jolie for Maleficent 2. "Stan once said that as long as there are actors, there will be makeup. It helps everybody," recalled Arjen. "Recently Angelina Jolie told me during Maleficent 2, 'I don't always let you know, but without my cheeks and my nose, and horns and ears, I can't find the voice of Maleficent. I NEED to see this in the mirror.' That's the power of makeup. I don't think that will ever leave."





What's the best day you've ever had on set?
I would say the first day of shooting on Mr. & Mrs. Smith. I had this idea that we were shooting these scenes with Brad and Angie with their marriage counselor and that the film starts with the marriage counselor. It was going to end with the marriage counselor, and even though Brad [Pitt] and Angie [Jolie] hated the marriage counselor idea. We really had to force them to do it. My idea was to shoot the first marriage counselor scene that opens the movie, where they're estranged from each other, on the first day, and then shoot the marriage counselor scene that ends the movie on the last day of the production.
Normally, you would shoot them together because you shoot scenes on the same set at the same time. It's very inefficient to have to go back four months later to the exact same set. But I really was like, "I really think ..." Especially because when I cast Angie, she was in like Thailand. I just cast her over the phone, and so I never saw them together. I had no idea what was going to happen when I put them together, so I thought whatever's going to happen, I want to film it.
Clearly, you had good instincts on that one. Why did they hate the idea of the marriage counselor?
I was interested in making more of a comedy than they were interested in making.
What's been your worst day on set?
It would have to be American Made when there was an airplane crash with the airplane we were filming with. Two pilots were killed.