Election fever is starting to go full tilt as we cruise into fall, and celebs of all stripes have put in appearances at the national political conventions to show their support for their favorite presidential candidate! Democrats seemed to have the hotties in their corner, with appearances from Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Kerry Washington and Eva Longoria. Yeah, we all know about how most of Hollywood are Democrats (insert evil liberal media bias conspiracy argument here). But what can we say, the pictures speak for themselves! We also have some rap and R&B artists like Common, will.i.am and Mary J. Blige bringing the noise and the funk for Barack Obama. Even U.S. Gynmastic sweetheart Gabby Douglas got in on the red, white and blue fun!
Say what you will about their politics, but the Republican National Convention definitely rocked the hardest of the two. Mitt Romney and the gang had a hand from freakin’ Journey! But that’s not all. Axe-men from 3 Doors Down, Lynyrd Skynyrd shredded their strings for the GOP, and Kid Rock, Trace Adkins and Taylor Hicks also showed up to belt a few tunes. Plus, who could forget Clint Eastwood and his incredible empty chair? Head to the gallery below to check out all the famous folks who have made their voices heard at the national political conferences!
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The lovely Angelina Jolie has been on Hollywood’s A-List for over 15 years, but she is definitely living proof that stars are born and not made. Just look at these vintage photos we’ve found of the actress from her early days! Taking cues from her Oscar-winning father Jon Voight, Angie made herself at home in front of the camera from an early age. From adorable kid pix on her daddy’s arm, to solo teenage modeling shoots, Angelina has always looked the part of a silver screen legend. So in honor of her 37th birthday today, let’s take a look back at her early days and see how far she’s come!
The actress has had an incredible year even by her high standards. She made her directorial debut with Land of Milk And Honey, and she got engaged to long-time partner Brad Pitt. And, of course, she turned her right leg into a stand-alone (zing!) superstar! Who knows what kind of wonders age 37 will bring? Happy birthday Angelina! Check out some retro Angie goodness in the gallery below.
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Angelina Jolie is hard at work on the Paris set of The Tourist, her new film with Johnny Depp, but the glow of her reconciliation with father Jon Voight shines on. Though his tendency to babble to the media is what got him exiled in the first place, the elder Oscar winner couldn’t help but tell Radar how happy he is after meeting up with Brangelina and the kids in Venice. “I’ve been waiting so long to hug my grandchildren and it was amazing, they are the most beautiful, loving kids you could imagine and I’m not just saying that because I’m their grandfather, they really are something special. Angelina and Brad are so happy together and they are the most amazing, loving parents I’ve ever seen. It truly moved me to see how Angie is as a mom, I am so proud of her—she has so much love to give and to share with the children and with Brad.”
This effusive praise is a far cry from when he accused Jolie of “serious mental problems” in 2002. “We’ve been working towards a full reconciliation for a while,” he admitted. “Angie had to feel it was the right time to bring me into the lives of her and the kids and after some work she decided the moment had arrived.” How long before he starts wearing a “MADDOX’S AND SHILOH’S AND PAX’S AND ZAHARA’S AND KNOX’S AND VIVIENNE’S GRANDPA” t-shirt?
Watch Angelina at work in the gallery below.
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Angelina Jolie has apparently patched things up with estranged father Jon Voight, with the pair spotted enjoying quality time with Brad Pitt and the kids in Venice. Once close enough to attend the Academy Awards (both have trophies) and film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider together, Jolie had Voight legally removed from her name in 2002—not so coincidentally the same year he publically accused her of having “serious mental problems,” potentially affecting her plans to adopt son Maddox that same year.
Different gossipmongers have suggested different scenarios for the reunion, with the Sun-Times suggesting Voight has promised for months to clam up about his superstar daughter, whileother say Pitt got his wife to extend the olive branch first. Either way, it’s clear the Brangelina brats have finally met their Grandpa. Can you imagine what he’ll have to buy to spoil them?
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The six Jolie-Pitt children need to make room for more at that crowded dinner table, grandaddy Jon Voight is back in the picture. “We’re in touch, but not regularly,” Jon says of his daughter Angelina Jolie, from whom he has been estranged for seven years, after spilling the beans about her son Maddox’s adoption. “We love each other and that’s the most important thing,” he says.
In February, he reportedly met with the humanitarian mother of six at the urging of her babydaddy Brad Pitt. “Brad has been supportive – a key factor in her reaching out,” a source says. Well sure he’s supportive: he can’t wait to have somebody else around to help out with all those Jolie-Pitts once they become teenagers! [Source: Us Weekly; Photo: Getty Images]
Looks like it’s time to breakout those Team Jolie t-shirts again! No, it’s not another battle over Brad Pitt‘s love, but a straight out attack from the always-entertaining lunatic Roseanne Barr. Roseanne had her nails out when she took to her blog to rip Angelina Jolie a new one for not endorsing Barack Obama.
In a post from Friday, Roseanne addresses Jon Voight (the actress’ father): “Your evil spawn Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more.”