Thursday, March 16, 2017


Random Fuzzy

-  The ET and People articles on her meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury are almost identical and likely came from a handout.  They had also previously provided to Vanity Fair the full text of her address "as prepared for delivery"  --  before she gave her speech.  ET, People, Vanity Fair and Hello seem to be their entertainment outlets of choice and we will likely see more cooperation between them in the future.


-  This part of the Q&A that appeared in Hello seemed curious:
You often share your journey with HELLO! and always donate all of your fees to charity, tell me why it is so meaningful to you?
"The funds will be focused on continuing the work our family has been involved in for years, in Asia and Africa, in Maddox, Shiloh, Zahara and Pax's countries of birth.
"Will be focused" -- future tense.  Their last such arrangement was 2014 and I presume those funds have already been allocated and she would have been expected to say: "The funds are focused on continuing the work our family has been involved in."


-- Fussy



Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church Of England, on Thursday to discuss the ongoing refugee crisis, sexual violence and South Sudan.
Jolie was at Lambeth Palace in London to meet with Archbishop Justin Welby as part of her duties as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees, a position the Oscar-winning actress has held since 2012.
The actress and archbishop have worked together in the past, most-recently in 2015 when Jolie spoke with a number of religious leaders about the role faith groups can play in ending the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.
After their 2015 meeting, Archbishop Welby called the humanitarian efforts by the actress “extraordinary”.
“The role of the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Refugees, Angelina Jolie, is one that has been extraordinary,” Welby said of Jolie after their 2015 meeting. “What she said just now sums up so beautifully the issues we are facing, and puts it so precisely in terms of the challenge that there is. It’s wonderful that she has committed her time, her energy, and has taken great personal risks in order to be able to speak authentically as to what she’s done.”
The meeting has been a part of Jolie’s overseas trip to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) she founded in 2012.  The actress has also been in England to promote the Time To Act initiative which holds sexual offenders accountable for their war crimes.




Source: Justin Welby/Twitter

The actress and humanitarian met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Lambeth Palace in London on Thursday, where the two discussed issues surrounding sexual violence, the refugee crisis and South Sudan.
Jolie met with the archbishop in her capacity as a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She was appointed to the post in 2012.
The actress and archbishop have worked together before, and met in 2015 at the opening of the Center for Peace and Security at the London School of Economics, where she spoke to religious leaders from around the world about ending sexual violence as a weapon of war.
“The role of the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt, is one that has been extraordinary,” Welby said of Jolie at the time. “What she said just now sums up so beautifully the issues we are facing, and puts it so precisely in terms of the challenge that there is. It’s wonderful that she has committed her time, her energy, and has taken great personal risks in order to be able to speak authentically as to what she’s done.”
Earlier in the month, Jolie gave a lecture at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Women, Peace and Security, the same place where Jolie, as a visiting professor, will start teaching a master’s course in September on the same subject.
Later in the day, she and her son Maddox, 15, were spotted enjoying a private tour of Buckingham Palace.
Jolie has been overseas commemorating the fifth anniversary of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) she helped launch in 2012. She has also been promoting the Time to Act initiative to hold sexual offenders accountable for their war crimes.


Source: Justin Welby/Twitter







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