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Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie breaks auction record

Winston Churchill painting owned by Angelina Jolie breaks auction record

World
March 2 (UPI) -- A painting by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and once owned by Angelina Jolie broke auction records in London this week, selling for $ 11.59 million. The artwork, Tower of the Koutoubia Mosque, completed in 1943, fetched some four times its auction estimate of between $ 2.1 million and $ 3.5 million, Christie's London said. The landscape is of Marrakesh, Morocco, a favorite subject of Churchill's. Advertisement The previous record for a Churchill painting was set in 2014, when a painting of a pond -- The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell, sold for $ 2.82 million as part of a Sotheby's auction. It was part of a sale of personal possessions owned by Mary Soames, the last-surviving daughter of Churchill who died earlier that year. Churchill gifted the Mosque painti...
Angelina Jolie relates to ‘Maleficent’ motherhood issues

Angelina Jolie relates to ‘Maleficent’ motherhood issues

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- In Maleficent, Disney made the evil queen from Sleeping Beauty the heroine of her own story. In the sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, she struggles with insecurities in her new role as a surrogate mother. And Angelina Jolie is back in the lead role. In the first film, Maleficent (Jolie) took revenge on Princess Aurora (Elle Fanning) because her father stole Maleficent's wings. Jolie related to that film's theme, in which Aurora's love redeemed Maleficent in the end. "Maleficent was harmed in her life and she had lost herself and lost her ability to, I think, be soft or feel loved," Jolie said at a press conference in Los Angeles. "The love of a child in my life, being a mother, brought out something in me that completely transformed me." The first film p...
Paltrow and Jolie in fresh Weinstein claims

Paltrow and Jolie in fresh Weinstein claims

Entertainment
Two of Hollywood's biggest stars have condemned Harvey Weinstein after a recording emerged of him in which the New Yorker alleges he admitted groping a model and amid claims he raped three women.Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have released statements accusing the Hollywood mogul of unwanted advances towards them.Weinstein continues to "unequivocally deny" allegations of non-consensual sex against him, and of illegal sexual harassment. He has released a new statement saying he is focusing "on his family, on getting counselling and rebuilding his life".Paltrow told The New York Times she was hired by Weinstein to star in Emma, in the mid-1990s when she was 22 years old.Before shooting began, he summoned her to his hotel suite for a work meeting.Video:US magazine puts out 'Weinstein recor...
Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt divorce: 'It's just been the hardest time'

Angelina Jolie on Brad Pitt divorce: 'It's just been the hardest time'

Entertainment
July 26 (UPI) --Angelina Jolie says she's had "the hardest time" since filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.The 42-year-old actress said in the September issue of Vogue that she and her children are doing their best to heal following her highly-publicized split from the 53-year-old actor in the fall."It's just been the hardest time, and we're just kind of coming up for air," she told the magazine from her new home in Los Feliz. "[This house] is a big jump forward for us, and we're all trying to do our best to heal our family."Jolie called it quits with Pitt in September after two years of marriage and a decade together. She confessed "things became 'difficult'" with the actor before their split, but denied her family's nomadic lifestyle was a factor."That was not the problem. That is and will...