Monday, April 16, 2018

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  1. Fussy, The Queen's Green Planet 47mins long.

  2. Angelina Jolie, Renaissance Woman, Can Also Fly and Land a Plane
    As a crusader for refugees, a devoted mother of six, and a women's rights activist, Angelina Jolie is a modern-day renaissance person. So much so that, at this point, her Oscar-winning acting is simply an afterthought. So you'd be forgiven for not knowing that Jolie also happens to be a seasoned pilot, as she reminded the world in ITV's The Queen's Green Planet, which aired last night.
    Jolie not only knows how to maneuver a plane—during sunset in the Namibia desert, no less—she can also flawlessly land one. "It's beautiful…I think it's the most beautiful place in the world," Jolie said to her copilot while up in the sky. As breathtaking as the views were, they weren't exactly something to celebrate. Jolie lifted off to take notice of how rapidly the desert is growing in the wake of climate change. "Even in the last decade [climate change] is so noticeable, and the expanding deserts," she said. "I love the deserts, but we don't want it expanding in such a way."In the same documentary, Jolie spoke at length about the environment, even revealing how Queen Elizabeth II's conservation efforts have inspired her and her children. “For us to come here and say to the children, ‘This is why it’s important to plant a tree,’ that’s the biggest message I can teach my kids, and it’s something that they’ve certainly learned from Her Majesty and her message,” she said.As for her pilot skills, Jolie has actually been certified to fly since 2004. (Though she had a brief hiatus while waiting for her paperwork to get renewed in 2013, which was, for some reason, a news item at the time, as E! reported.) It was in the U.K. that Jolie first took up lessons. "I learned to fly a few years ago in England," she told Vanity Fair in 2010. "When Maddox was one and a half, we used to go to the airfield, have lunch, and watch the planes. And it dawned on me: I could fly. So I promised him I would fly by his second birthday." Her favorite part about flying? "It's the only place I'm completely alone—up in the air, detached from everything." No doubt that matters now more than ever, as her and her estranged husband Brad Pitt's personal lives have come under scrutiny in the aftermath of their separation.

  3. Angelina Jolie wows viewers by "nonchalantly" flying a plane over the desert in The Queen's Green Planet
    Is there anything she can't do?
    Angelina Jolie impressed viewers as she flew a plane with ease and elegance over the desert in Namibia in ITV's The Queen's Green Planet last night.

    The actress and committed humanitarian featured with her six children in the documentary about Her Majesty's plans to protect the environment.

    "It's beautiful… I think it's the most beautiful places in the world," Jolie says to her co-pilot as she flies over the desert.Commenting on the impact of climate change, the star continues: "Even in the last decade [climate change] is so noticeable, and the expanding deserts... I love the deserts, but we don't want it expanding in such a way."Sir David Attenborough - who teamed up with Her Majesty to make the documentary - also provided the programme's commentary, and revealed that Jolie has partnered with the Namibian government to make a unique plant nursery to replace dying trees in the desert.

    Fans were also wowed by the Jolie's plane skills - she's held a private pilot license since 2004 - along with her contribution in preserving forest conservation in Africa.Jolie also only had wonderful things to say about the "lovely" Queen in the programme, and revealed she constantly educates her children on the monarch's stance on the importance of conservation.

    "What it comes down to it you say to the kids, 'You know really, you don't know her, you can't understand all that it means to be a queen and all that,'" Jolie explained.

    "But you try to say, 'You know she's just this really lovely lady who really cares about people around the world, and she really cares about the future.

    "And she wants your grandkids and her grandkids to be able to be running around, enjoying nature and other cultures, and the importance of other cultures. She thinks that really matters and I agree with her."

    The 91-year-old monarch and the Oscar-winning actress previously met when Jolie was made an honorary dame by the Queen for her campaigning work fighting sexual violence in 2014.

  4. ‘The Queen’s Green Planet’: Deadline Visits Buckingham Palace To Discuss David Attenborough Nature Documentary

  5. Ed Skrein Lands Villain Role in ‘Maleficent’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)
    Deadpool” actor Ed Skrein is in final negotiations to join Disney’s “Maleficent” sequel.
    Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning are returning to starring in the fantasy film, with “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” helmer Joachim Ronning to direct.
    Exact details behind Skrein’s villain role are currently under wraps.
    Joe Roth is producing the film, with Jez Butterworth and Linda Woolverton penning the latest script.
    It is not clear where this film will pick up following the first movie, which was based on the fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty.” The original story centered on an evil fairy who cursed an infant princess to eternal sleep, only to realize the young girl was the only one who could save the kingdom from its dangerous ruler. “Maleficent” broke several box office records on its way to making $758.5 million worldwide.

    Production on the sequel is set to start in 2018.
    Skrein, who broke out as Ryan Reynolds nemesis in the first “Deadpool, is also known for his role as Daario Naharis in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” His upcoming projects include Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel,” which James Cameron is producing, and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

  6. RATINGS! Queen's Green Planet, The Island, soaps and more viewing figures
    The Queen's Green Planet had over 5 million viewers on ITV last night.

    The special documentary averaged 5.2 million in the 9PM hour, the most watched show outside of the soaps.
    Featuring a unique conversation between The Queen and Sir David Attenborough as they walked in the garden at Buckingham Palace last summer, the on-off show explored the ambition of a remarkable new initiative - a vast network of native forests across Britain and the Commonwealth, protected forever in The Queen's name.


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