Angelina Jolie Says Her 6 Children Are the «Best Friends She’s Ever Had»

Angelina Jolie is slowly but surely picking up the pieces after her shocking split from Brad Pitt in September 2016, but her main concern is creating a happy and healthy environment for their six children. «None of it’s easy,» she recently told the New York Times. «It’s very, very difficult, a very painful situation, and I just want my family healthy. They’re getting better. I never expect to be the one that everybody understands or likes. And that’s OK, because I know who I am, and the kids know who I am.»

Shortly after filing for divorce, Angelina and the rest of the kids moved into a new home in LA, something the actress admitted took a while to get used to. «It took me a few months to realize that I was really going to have to do it,» she said. «That there was going to have to be another base regardless of everything. That there was going to have to be a home. Another home.» She added that her kids helped make the place feel more comfortable by pitching in with the decorating. «It has a lot of moments,» she said. «It’s happy. Happy and light, and we needed that.»

The whole crew recently made an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival to support Angelina’s new movie, First They Killed My Father, which her 16-year-old, Maddox, served as an executive producer on and her 13-year-old, Pax, was an on-set photographer. «They really help me so much,» she said about her kids. «We’re really such a unit. They’re the best friends I’ve ever had. Nobody in my life has ever stood by me more.»

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The New Pennywise From It Is So Scary, He’s Making Children Cry

The long-awaited It remake finally hits theaters this Friday, which means we all should cherish these last few precious nights of restful sleep. If you have any lingering doubts that the new and updated Pennywise will traumatize you, allow us to present this unsettling behind-the-scenes story from Bill Skarsgard, the actor who plays the monster.

Back in June, Skarsgard participated in a feature with Interview Magazine in which he was interviewed by his quite famous brother Alexander Skarsgard. While there’s plenty of fun sibling banter to enjoy throughout the chat, we’re going to cut straight to the horror. Near the end of the interview, the brothers inevitably talk about the newest iteration of It. Alexander Skarsgard asks, «Does it feel good knowing that kids around the world for decades to come will have nightmares about you?» In his response, the other Skarsgard shares a story about his time on set. As it turns out, he tried not to break character while around the children . . . but eventually had to cave when things got a little too real.

«On set, I wasn’t very friendly or goofy. I tried to maintain some sort of weirdness about the character, at least when I was in all the makeup. At one point, they set up this entire scene, and these kids come in, and none of them have seen me yet. Their parents have brought them in, these little extras, right? And then I come out as Pennywise, and these kids — young, normal kids — I saw the reaction that they had. Some of them were really intrigued, but some couldn’t look at me, and some were shaking. This one kid started crying. He started to cry and the director yelled, ‘Action!’ And when they say ‘action,’ I am completely in character. So some of these kids got terrified and started to cry in the middle of the take, and then I realized, ‘Holy sh*t. What am I doing? What is this? This is horrible’ . . . then we cut, and obviously I was all, ‘Hey, I’m sorry. This is pretend.'»

I mean, if children were crying on set — actress Sophia Lillis, who plays Beverly Marsh, said it’s «not scary considering there are so many people around» — we can’t even begin to imagine how terrifying everything will be on the big screen. And if you happen to be afraid of clowns, I’m sorry to say you might be especially doomed. You can always just keep your head down and avoid everything It-related until the hype dies down. Oh, and you might want to skip that clowns-only screening at the Alamo Drafthouse as well.

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Prince Harry Celebrates the Royal Baby News by Bonding With Children in Manchester

Prince Harry is going to be an uncle again, and he couldn’t be more excited about it! While visiting Manchester, England, on Monday, the royal spoke briefly about the news that his brother, Prince William, and sister-in-law Kate Middleton are expecting their third child. Harry couldn’t help but grin and give a thumbs up to a reporter who asked about the news, saying, «Fantastic. Great. Very, very happy for them.»

Even though Kate is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, the severe nausea and vomiting she also experienced when she was pregnant with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Harry added that he thinks she’s doing OK. Aside from beaming over the baby news, the royal put his fun uncle skills to the test as he bonded with children during his tour of Walking With the Wounded and stopped by a training session at the Manchester City Football Club for a little game of soccer.

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Madonna Celebrated Her 59th Birthday With All 6 of Her Adorable Children

Madonna had a full house at her 59th birthday bash. The «Like a Virgin» singer shared an adorable snap of her kids while posing for their first official family photo at her gypsy-themed party in Lecce, Italy. All six of her children — sons Rocco, 17, and David, 11, and daughters Lourdes, 20, Mercy James, 11, and twins Estere and Stelle, 4 — were dressed for the occasion, while their proud mom stunned in an emerald green costume.

In July, Madonna took her four adopted kids back to their home country of Malawi to celebrate the opening of its first-ever children’s hospital, which was funded by the «Material Girl» and named after her daughter Mercy James. Madonna adopted David and Mercy in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and welcomed twins Estere and Stelle in February. Read on to see more fun photos the singer shared from her 59th celebration ahead.

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Who Are the Children of the Forest on Game of Thrones? What You Need to Know

We’re over halfway into season seven of Game of Thrones, and we have so many questions. While the Night King and his army are marching toward the total destruction of all the we know and love, we’re wondering about something entirely different: the Children of the Forest. They play a big part in Bran’s storyline in season six, when we learn that they are responsible for creating a whitewalker to help fight their battles. (Not cool, by the way.)

So, what’s the deal with these creatures?

The one we’re most familiar with is Leaf (RIP). She looks much older in season six, but she’s the one who helps Bran, Meera, and Hodor reach safety at the end of season four, when they’re being attacked by the wights. She also destroys Jojen’s body with a fireball to prevent him from being reincarnated as a wight.

Children of the Forest are mythical creatures in the Game of Thrones universe. Though we know they’re real because we’ve seen them, most inhabitants of the Seven Kingdoms believe they died out thousands of years before — or that they never existed at all. The Children worship the Old Gods, as do those in the Night’s Watch. The weirwood tree that Bran and his team find sanctuary in is carved on by the Children of the Forest, who worship these trees, along with the spirits of everything found in nature.

In addition to staying forever young (many of the Children are said to be hundreds of years old), these creatures also possess magic. They aren’t able to shoot fireballs in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, but like Bran Stark, some can see into the future. Those with that particular power are known as «Greenseers» in the books. Bran is one, as was Jojen — before his death. «He isn’t going to stay here forever,» Leaf says to Meera in season six. «And out there, he needs you.» This indicates that perhaps Leaf can see into the future and knows that there will be a time when Bran is in trouble. She probably should have seen that army of Whitewalkers coming for Bran, no?

In any case, Leaf dies in the Whitewalker attack that also claims Hodor’s life. Does that mean the Children of the Forest are gone for good, or are there survivors out there somewhere?

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The Last Time Sansa and Arya Were Together, They Were Actual Children

In the latest episode of Game of Thrones, we get another Stark family reunion. Arya Stark makes it back to Winterfell to see Sansa and Bran Stark after six seasons of separation. They have changed a lot since then, and chances are good that you probably forgot the last time you saw the two Stark daughters together. So when was it?

In the fifth episode of season one, «The Wolf and the Lion,» Arya and Sansa are together at King Robert Baratheon’s tournament, which he is throwing to celebrate Ned Stark becoming the Hand of the King. Arya and Sansa sit next to each other for the bloody tournament where there is a joust including Loras Tyrell, Sandor Clegane, Jaime Lannister, and more.

The two sisters are sitting next to each other but actually don’t interact during the tournament. This is because Littlefinger sits next to Sansa and decides to tell her the horrific childhood story of The Mountain and Sandor «The Hound» Clegane.

This might have been the last time the sisters are together and seeing each other, but it isn’t the last time they are in the same location. That would be in «Baelor,» in which Ned Stark gets beheaded. Arya watches the tragic event in the crowd while Sansa is up on stage with the Lannister family. They are in the same location, but Sansa doesn’t know and they therefore don’t acknowledge each other.

Thankfully their reunion was on much better terms than their last meeting — hopefully they have a lot more time together in the future!

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Trump’s Adult Children, Ranked From Least to Most Awful

They’re all awful, let’s be honest. Ranking Donald Trump’s four adult children is a futile task where we must scramble desperately for slivers of something resembling character in order to differentiate between a group of brats most of us would mutiny against in a heartbeat. That wasn’t always the case. For a solid decade and more, Trump’s kids with his first wife were lucky enough to simultaneously enjoy the benefits of the family name and social standing while reaping the positivity garnered onto them by a sympathetic liberal press. Yeah, their dad may suck and one of them may look like a Clive Barker creation, but they’re not their dad and so people can like them. Now, that’s obviously gone the way of the dodo and American democracy. The man who fostered support from the «family values» hypocrites surrounded himself with his five children from three different mothers and pretended any positive qualities they possessed were down to his stellar parenting. As we’ve seen this week, that’s not ending well.

As the Trump administration morphs into a family enterprise, further scrutiny has fallen upon their business practices, tweeting and general auras. For all their talk of sitting out of politics and standing on their own two feet, it’s clear that the apple does not fall far from the tree. As such, it is our duty to offer the authoritative ranking of Donald Trump’s adult children from least to most awful, because in this contest there is no such thing as good.



For obvious reasons, we’re not counting Barron Trump. That kid has enough to worry about.

1 — Tiffany Trump.

It’s easy to project a lot onto poor Tiffany Trump. The President’s only daughter with Marla Maples was defined from the earliest point in her life as the also-ran to her older sister. In an interview dug up by The Daily Show following her birth, Trump and Maples are asked who the baby looks most like. Trump immediately says she, a newborn, has his wife’s legs but it’s too early to say if she’ll develop other qualities, and then he motions to the chest area.

Given that she is named after the actual Tiffany & Company because her dad had bought the air rights above the store on Fifth Avenue, it’s easy to come to the conclusion that Trump views her more as a product than a child. He also didn’t seem to be that involved in her life, which is probably for the best, and she’s been kept to the sidelines of the Trump Presidential life while she attends Georgetown Law School. If her dad hadn’t become the most powerful cinnamon bomb on the planet, most of us would probably just see Tiffany as a typical rich girl with a splashy Instagram page and an easy path for the next few decades aided by the family name. She even tried to become a singer and interned at Vogue.

Yet now, Tiffany Trump almost seems unruly. Her father barely mentions her in family discussions, she doesn’t work with him and her presence on the campaign trail was limited. Her RNC speech, the first time many people discovered who she was, was defined by its overwhelming aura of sadness. She didn’t talk like a doting daughter and her experiences with the rotting sponge who didn’t really raise her felt like an alien describing human contact. What was intended to humanise Trump simply emphasised his callousness to millions (but sadly not millions enough).

Spinning stories of Tiffany’s life, imagining her as The Good Trump and hoping she goes AWOL one day, are easy to fantasise about, and they provide an odd form of catharsis. We may never know the truth about her, which is probably for the best, because when up against her siblings, she easily comes out on top.

2 — Eric Trump.

Who would have thought that the Trump brother who looked like a Cenobite would be the least awful of the pair? I’m just saying, if you go into Trump Tower and discover a puzzle box on top of a bloody mattress, start praying for your immortal soul.

But make no mistake, Eric Trump is pretty despicable. He’s that potent mix of deplorable, utterly clueless and intensely creepy. As his father’s most vocal family spokesperson on the Fox News circuit, it’s up to Eric to condemn the sickening hatred of Washington he in no way contributes to, all while declaring that Democrats aren’t even people. He does this while cloaking himself in the bastion of decency that is his shoddy charity. The Eric Trump Foundation raises funds for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. He claimed that the genius of his philanthropy was in the efficiency his privilege offered: By holding golf fundraisers at Trump courses, they wouldn’t have to worry about inflated costs since they own the properties and wouldn’t charge to use them. Well, that’s not how it worked, as revealed in an investigation by Forbes.

The report revealed how the Trump Organisation did received payments for use of the gold course to the tune of over $ 1.2m, while he apparently used the Eric Trump Foundation to funnel $ 100,000 in donations into revenue for the Trump Organization. Nothing like using the sheen of generosity to line your daddy’s pockets. It’s almost as if he doesn’t really care about sick children and only wants to have a charity for the positive publicity or something.

So why is he the least worst of the two Trump elder sons? I mean, have you seen his competition?

3 — Donald Trump Jr.

Donnie Junior seems like a bitterly sad man. He doesn’t seem to have many friends, he exhibits no semblance or intellect or charm, he colludes with the enemy for peanuts of power then can’t even cover it up properly, and all of that seems to have done nothing to earn him his father’s love. Junior is the Trump sibling who has been his father’s most boisterous cheerleader but with little effectiveness beyond some gross blunders.



Junior seems convinced that he is the true heir to his father’s fortune and legacy: After all, he’s the eldest son, the one with his dad’s name, and the one who looks the most like him, albeit way less orange. He is certainly the Trump child working hardest to be a new breed of kingmaker, campaigning with Republican candidates and allegedly encouraging his dad to choose Ryan Zinke for Secretary of the Interior. The issue is, unlike the truly worst Trump sibling, he has no press savvy or understanding of his own public image. He simply copies his dad, which obviously worked out way too well for that creep, but Junior has none of the protections of public office. Junior is an Alex Jones intern run amok under the belief he’s uncovered Deep Throat.

Remember the Skittles tweet? Or him claiming Hillary Clinton wore an earpiece during the Presidential forum? How about when he revived the alt-right conspiracy that Bill Clinton was somehow responsible for Vince Foster’s death? Junior tried to come for Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, after the recent Westminster attack, where he as promptly metaphorically spanked by the grown ups.

Him meeting with a Russian lawyer to obtain incriminating information on Hillary was simply the icing on top of a supremely shitty cake. How do you manage to be so calculatingly callous yet so ridiculously bumbling at the same time? To call him Fredo Corleone is an insult to Fredo, who at least had enough self-awareness to know that people thought he was an idiot.

1 — Ivanka Trump.

There can be only one, and truly, there was never really a contest.

Ivanka Trump is truly dangerous. After coasting for her entire adult life on the falsehood of her image as The Good Trump, Ivanka made the evolution from lad’s mag sexpot to respectable businesswoman and family woman who had it all. That glossy image became her aspirational product to sell, and soon you too could live the Ivanka life of Women Who Work if you had the right shoes — made for pennies in criminal conditions in China — or embraced the right brand of femininity that was safe for the men. She has successfully twisted basic feminist philosophy into a self-indulgent ethos she can slap on books and sell for personal profit.

She is a woman who simpers in TV interviews about how mean politics is while propping up the man who perpetrates that poison; She is the clueless narcissist who watches the world burns and posts Instagram photos of her kids at the zoo, thus allowing her own father a new human shield; she is the product of nepotism who has effectively become Trump’s second-in-command, attending summits with world leaders like the most insidious Take Your Child to Work Day imaginable while still claiming she has no involvement with politics; She explicitly endorses her abusive father in the name of women, then leaks sources to try and paint herself and her Jonah-from-Veep husband as the progressive voices in the room.

What makes her most dangerous, on top of all the above, is that the press let’s her get away with it. They still rush to her defence while she benefits from the crumbling of democracy, and they have become the driving forces in helping Ivanka to perpetuate her soft, harmless image of docile submissiveness. Men like Chris Cillizza will go out of their way to defend her, determined to reassert the falsehood that she’s a lovely little girl who wouldn’t harm a fly.

Out of all of Trump’s adult children, Ivanka seems to be the only one he shows true love towards (and possibly lust). She is the true heir and the one who poses the biggest threat. If/when the impeachment happens, watch out for Ivanka’s sad face on an Us Weekly cover exclusive, selling her latest image as a new woman.

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Nurse Charged With Murder Is Implicated in Deaths of 60 Children 

Texas nurse Genene Jones, a suspect in the murder of up to sixty children, has been indicted for two murders, both of which date to 1981. The New York Times reports that Jones was indicted in Bexar County in the deaths of 2-year-old Rosemary Vega and 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer. According to the Bexar County District…

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Royal Children Smirk As Soldiers Collapse From Heat At Annual Trooping Of the Colour

Today is England’s Trooping of the Colo(u)r, a centuries-old ceremony performed by British infantry regiments that also marks the Queens’ official (fake) birthday. It is precisely the sort of long, stuffy procession favored by the Royal Children, who are at their happiest when perched far, far away from the heaving,…

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