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Angelina Jolie presented diplomas in a beekeeper’s kit to Bee School graduates

Angelina Jolie has been the face of Guerlain for years now. It’s been a great partnership for her – Guerlain makes great ads with Jolie, and they’ve partnered with her on some charitable endeavors. Guerlain apparently approached Angelina about another partnership this year: a bee partnership. Guerlain began working with UNESCO’s “Women For Bees” initiative and Angelina became “the face” of that work. She’s the godmother to Women For Bees, and she cares a lot about teaching women to operate their own professional apiaries. Which leads into this: Angelina went to France to hand out diplomas to the first graduating class of Bee School.

Angelina Jolie managed to make a full beekeeper’s suit look glamorous as she presented graduates of the French Apidology Observatory with their diplomas Wednesday. Jolie partnered with French fragrance and cosmetics house Guerlain for the “Women for bees” project, along with UNESCO and the Observatoire Français d’Apidologie.

Per UNESCO, “ten women from five biosphere reserves will be welcomed to a 30-day accelerated training course at OFA’s Domaine de la Sainte-Baume (Provence, France) every year. Over five years, 50 participants will learn the theoretical and practical bases of beekeeping, including the running of a professional apiary.”

“At the end of the training, participants will have acquired all the protocols allowing them to sustain the life of their bee colonies and to become fully professional beekeeper-entrepreneurs, and members of an international network of female beekeepers.”

The program began on June 21, which means Jolie was presenting the inaugural class of the program with their credentials. She wore a tan dress and sandals for the presentation part of the ceremony, switching into the more familiar beekeeping outfit — which she paired with a set of chic boots.

[From Page Six]

Page Six had the exclusive photos, which I’ve linked to below. She seemed jazzed to be in a beekeeper’s kit and you can see her examining the hives and chatting with the graduates. It’s so cool that UNESCO is doing this accelerated training course and I hope they offer the class in other countries too! More people would be into beekeeping if it meant they got to spend an afternoon with Angelina.

Angelina Jolie manages to make beekeeping look glamorous in France https://t.co/aDwBoHNWxj pic.twitter.com/2T3J1cUa0B

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Angelina Jolie & The Weeknd had ‘another secret date’ at a private concert in LA

Angelina Jolie looks great as she leaves her hotel after an outfit change

Earlier this month, Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) stepped out for a dinner date in LA. No one knew what was going on. Was it a work thing? Abel had just gotten a deal greenlighted at HBO. Was it a charity thing? Angelina and Abel both have connections to Ethiopia. Or was it a romance thing? Abel included a line about Angelina’s lips in one of his songs. It seemed like a strange little gossip item and no one knew where it was going. Well… um, The Joliend is real, people. I think they’re really happening? Abel and Angelina were seen out on another date:

Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd were ‘spotted on another secret date’ at a private concert in Los Angeles over the weekend amid ongoing romance rumors. Images of the stars attending Mustafa’s private concert appeared on the Instagram account Deuxmoi, which showed The Weeknd with a group of friends and Angelina sitting with daughters Shiloh, 15, and 16-year-old Zahara.

A Twitter fan account for the Blinding Lights singer, 31, also posted the images of Angelina, 46, with her kids and The Weeknd.

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m including the photos Deuxmoi posted and the photos on Abel’s fan account at the end of the post. Angelina was sitting with Shiloh, not with Abel, but it was clear that The Joliend were sort of there together. According to the Sun (eh), Angelina and Abel first met up in New York last month, during her family trip there (where she was also seen at Jonny Lee Miller’s apartment). According to the Sun’s source:

“Ange has been in contact with Abel for a while, he was in New York at the same time as her and the kids. They met up for lunch in private. She took Pax along because he’s a big fan and they got along really well, he was obviously thrilled. They are just friends, but who knows it could be more in the future, he’s made no secret of the fact he has a huge crush on her.”

[From The Sun]

Who doesn’t have a crush on Jolie?? In case anyone is wondering about the age difference, he’s 31 years old and she’s 46. The age difference doesn’t upset me – what upsets me is the idea that Selena Gomez and Angelina Jolie have the same damn dating pool!! Come on.

The Weeknd, Metro Boomin & Angelina Jolie last night in LA. pic.twitter.com/YYxDg1IbO5

— The Weeknd World (@WorldTheWeeknd) July 11, 2021

Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd were seen together at a private concert in LA. pic.twitter.com/LMLtJ0XppB

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Angelina Jolie wants to sell her share of the Chateau Miraval wine business

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Last week, Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd had a dinner date at Giorgio Baldi in LA. There was a lot of confusion about how they know each other and whether this was a real “date” or more like a business meeting. A lot of unnamed sources have said different things about it, and Us Weekly is one of those media outlets trying to figure out the enigma known only as The Joliend. Us Weekly’s source says the dinner date was purely platonic and “Angelina and The Weeknd had a business meeting. It had to do with their HBO shows. They got along great, but there is nothing romantic happening between the two of them.” Okay. So we’re still free to ship Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina, right? Because those two need to get back together for-real.

Meanwhile, there’s a rare update about the financial side of Angelina and Brad Pitt’s divorce. There is so little reporting on the financial stuff, but I tend to believe there was just as much drama around the money (and real estate, art, jewelry, child support and alimony) as the custody dispute. Their finances were commingled all over the place, and one of the biggest joint operations was the Chateau Miraval and the Miraval wine business. TMZ had the update:

Angelina Jolie is running to court so she can shed one of the last remnants of her marriage to Brad Pitt — including the wine business they owned together, which she wants out of ASAP. The actress just filed docs asking a judge to lift a restraining order on the transfer of their assets, which was put in place automatically when their divorce paperwork got underway. The asset she’s particularly interested in unloading is Nouvel, LLC, their French winery company.

It’s a standard thing courts do in cases like these, but now Angie’s saying she needs the freeze removed immediately so she can sell her portion of the biz to a third party … a deal that’s apparently on the table, but needs the barrier removed to go through.

Her attorneys note they contacted Brad’s legal team over this as well in hopes of resolving things without needing a formal hearing, but she says Brad’s lawyer said he’d get back to her on it. Angelina says she was worried about losing the deal in the meantime so she went ahead and asked the judge to intervene. Nouvel appears to be the LLC started to operate the chateau/vineyard in Provence that the former couple snapped up in 2011 … for a reported $60 mil or so. Unclear how much the company is worth now … but the booze biz has been booming.

A judge has yet to sign off on Angie’s ask.

[From TMZ]

Yeah, the wine business was always more of Brad’s baby. I’m not sure Angelina ever cared. For what it’s worth, the Miraval wines have been very successful. It’s not surprising that Angelina was able to find someone to buy out her share of the profitable business. It is curious that… there is still a restraining order on their jointly-held assets though. That shows that as slow-going as the custodial issue has been, there’s also been a huge hold-up with the financial part of their divorce.

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Angelina Jolie had a dinner date with The Weeknd in LA, but was it a work thing?

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I’m here for Angelina Jolie feeling herself and having something of a Hot Girl Summer, or perhaps a Hot Villainess Summer. It’s been a long time since Angelina has had *fun* drama in her personal life, and now I’m hoping that Jonny Lee Miller and assorted young lovers are all vying for her attention. Young lovers like The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye. Abel and Angelina (portmanteau: Abelina OR The Joliend) were seen out to dinner on Wednesday night in LA:

Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd were snapped exiting celebrity hotspot Giorgio Baldi in Los Angeles Wednesday night, setting gossip tongues to wagging as to what their night out might have entailed.

After spending hours at the high-end Italian eatery, the pair were sure to leave separately so as to not be photographed together. The 46-year-old Oscar winner wore a black silk dress and trench coat while the “After Hours” singer, 31, kept it simple in a denim look and black boots.

While it’s possible the beauty and mother of six shared a romantic evening with the Toronto artist, the singer, né Abel Tesfaye, is also looking to further his career in Hollywood, meaning the pair could’ve met up for business reasons and nothing more.

“They’re clearly not trying to hide [the dinner date],” a source close to The Weeknd told Page Six. “He’s definitely focused on getting to the movie business. He has the new HBO series he’s starring in.”

Tesfaye — who played a memorable role in Adam Sandler’s “Uncut Gems” and co-wrote an episode of “American Dad” last year — is set to co-write and star in the new HBO series “The Idol,” which he co-created with Reza Fahim and “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson.

[From Page Six]

Other outlets are saying that it was for-sure romantic, but Page Six’s source definitely makes it sound like it was a work thing. That new HBO series was the first thing that came to mind, because it was literally just announced too – Abel is working with Sam Levinson to develop a drama series called The Idol. The one sentence pitch is: “The series follows a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.” Abel is not just co-writing it, but I guess he’ll play the enigmatic cult dude. But is there even a role for Angelina? Or was he just asking for advice? I don’t know. Maybe she just wanted to make Jonny Lee Miller jealous.

EXCLUSIVE : Angelina Jolie and The Weeknd spotted exiting celebrity hotspot in Los Angeles https://t.co/FPGRTHBlQw pic.twitter.com/LtAvblPLHB

— Page Six (@PageSix) July 1, 2021

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Angelina Jolie & Jonny Lee Miller did have a ‘date night’ in NYC, in his apartment?

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Angelina Jolie and her kids spent about one full week in New York, in what was described as Angelina’s “belated birthday trip.” They went to museums and did some sight-seeing (fully masked) and Angelina got photographed a lot. Which is how a paparazzo got some photos of Angelina entering and leaving Jonny Lee Miller’s Brooklyn apartment building. We later heard sources claim that Angelina brought Knox over to hang out with JLM’s son Buster, and then there were photos of Angelina bringing Pax over to JLM’s apartment. It was all strangely kid-friendly, which sucks because I had fantasies of Angelina and Jonny enjoying some adults-only time together. But what if this was all the start of something a lot deeper?

Angelina Jolie is “reconnecting” with her ex-husband and “first love” Jonny Lee Miller – who spent time with two of her sons on her recent trip to New York, The Sun can exclusively reveal. The 46-year-old actress, who has been in a years-long court battle with ex Brad Pitt, was pictured visiting Miller at his apartment in the Big Apple last week, clutching an expensive bottle of wine. Following the shocking reunion, new photographs show the Hollywood star returning for a SECOND hangout with her ex, along with son Pax, 17.

The Sun can also reveal Jonny has spent time with Angelina’s son, 12-year-old Knox, during the trip and sources say he has always held a “special place” in Angelina’s heart.

An insider spilled: “On her first evening with Jonny, Angelina only took Knox along, and they got on like a house on fire. Knox is a sweet kid and I imagine she decided he was the easiest one to begin introductions with. She went back the next afternoon with Pax, who was curious to meet this guy she’s always spoken so fondly about. They only hung out for a short while at Jonny’s apartment, but they seemed to get along well.

“Angie is very happy because Pax keeps making noise about moving to New York someday soon, maybe even for school. She’s glad he’ll have someone she trusts around for him to go to for advice or just to see a friendly face.”

The insider says on her “date night” with Jonny, 48, they enjoyed dinner in his “small but stylish two-bedroom apartment,” which boasts sweeping views over the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan.

“Angelia wanted to give her kids an educational trip to the big city, and she wanted to spend some time reconnecting with Jonny, too” they said.

[From The Sun]

So did they have some fun adults-only time or not? That’s the question. The first paparazzi photos definitely suggested that Angelina arrived and exited Jonny’s apartment building alone after a three-hour visit. I want to believe! I want to believe that Angelina and Jonny reconnected physically and then he was interested in meeting her kids, maybe.

The thing about Pax maybe going to school in New York is interesting too! Apparently, Pax just graduated from high school on June 5th, although he didn’t attend his graduation. The Sun had a story about how Pax didn’t want to go because he didn’t want a “circus” atmosphere, because he’s so shy. I wonder if Pax is still into cooking and baking? I wonder if his plan is to go to culinary school? Hm. And no, I don’t think she brought Pax over to JLM’s place because she wants Pax to know someone in New York. Come on, these kids have friends everywhere, all over the world.

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Angelina Jolie told the court months ago that three Jolie-Pitt kids wanted to testify

Angelina Jolie looks great as she leaves her hotel after an outfit change

In May, we learned that Judge John Ouderkirk had made a tentative ruling in Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s years-long custody battle. The specific details of the ruling were not explained in the press, but we do know that Brad was given “more custody” over the minor Jolie-Pitt children. We also know that Angelina was extremely pissed off about how everything went down in the custody trial. Apparently, Judge Ouderkirk refused to allow the Jolie-Pitt kids to testify about how they felt and what they wanted. There were reports that Maddox – who is now old enough to not be covered in custodial proceedings – testified against Brad during the trial, but it doesn’t seem like any of the other kids were allowed to. Well, Jolie is appealing the ruling and there’s some kind of hearing happening in July. The issue of whether the kids will testify is the centerpiece of Jolie’s appeal:

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been locked in a battle over custody of their children since their divorce was finalized in 2019, and a newly uncovered document shows the fight could have been even more complicated. Lawyers for the Maleficent star, 46, filed a document in December 2020 claiming that three of her six children with Pitt, 57, wanted to testify against him during the proceedings. The former couple share Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 15, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.

“The children whose custody is at issue are old enough to understand what is going on,” the document obtained by Us Weekly reads. “The trial is necessarily going to impact them emotionally. Three of the children have asked to testify. To make any of the children endure what may be a futile and void proceeding is beyond unjustified. It is cruel.”

The document was filed as part of Jolie’s ongoing attempt to have Judge John Ouderkerk removed from the case because of his alleged connections to Pitt’s legal team. The actress’ lawyers argued that the children shouldn’t have even been put in the position to want to testify because the judge should have been disqualified.

Earlier this year, Jolie filed additional documents alleging that the judge refused to hear evidence she believed was pertinent to the case, including her children’s testimonies. “Judge Ouderkirk denied Ms. Jolie a fair trial, improperly excluding her evidence relevant to the children’s health, safety, and welfare, evidence critical to making her case,” the documents claimed.

According to court records, a hearing is scheduled for July 9. The activist wants to use the appeal to “demonstrate clear, reversible, prejudicial legal error” on the part of Ouderkirk. Jolie’s appeal will be heard by a three-justice panel and attorneys for both parties will be given time to present their arguments.

[From Us Weekly]

Okay, let’s see. Back in December, Angelina told the court that three of the kids were ready to testify in their custody trial. Angelina argued that it would be grossly irresponsible to allow them to do so if the trial was going to be null and void anyway, because of the series of disastrous decisions made by Judge Ouderkirk. Angelina knew she was going to appeal Ouderkirk’s ruling even then, because she was so pissed off about the way he was handling the case. I’m incredibly curious about the shenanigans involving Pitt’s lawyers and the judge, and just how much business they give Ouderkirk and what kind of backroom deals are happening. Sounds like Angelina is curious too.

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Wow, Angelina Jolie visited Jonny Lee Miller’s apartment a few times

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Do you guys really think that Angelina Jolie saw the Bennifer Revival and she was like “hey, that’s not a bad idea?” I keep trying to figure it out – Angelina and Jonny Lee Miller have clearly been friends this whole time. I would imagine that they phased out their friends-with-benefits (exes-with-benefits) status back in 2005, when Angelina started getting hot & heavy with Brad Pitt. Jonny met Michele Hicks soon after and there was perhaps a decade-long lull where they sent the occasional card or had a phone-call check-in and that’s it. So when did they decide to give their kids playdates? And now that JLM and Angelina are both single, are they seriously having playdates of their own? Well, the Daily Mail claims that Angelina was seen back over at JLM’s apartment on Tuesday:

Angelina Jolie has been spending quite a bit of time at the home of her ex-husband Johnny Lee Miller, 48. The 46-year-old Oscar winner was pictured heading into Miller’s Brooklyn apartment building for the second time this week and had her 17-year-old son Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt in tow, on Tuesday. Over the weekend, Angelina, who just celebrated a birthday, got together with Johnny for an intimate reunion over dinner and drinks.

Jolie looked every bit the movie star as she arrived to Miller’s apartment building in a long lantern sleeved black silk maxi dress. By her side was son Pax who kept it casual and trendy in a pale pink T-shirt under a pink flannel top with charcoal jeans and trainers. Pax also sported a baseball hat and a face mask. The mother-son-duo were escorted by their security guard and reportedly spent about an hour inside the Dumbo-neighborhood building where Johnny Lee Miller lives.

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m including a link to the photos below. I saw some comments online that the DM just got their hands on these photos and that the Mail is lying about the pics being from Tuesday, June 15th. Like, they’re actually from last Thursday or Friday? Could be, because I kind of think Angelina and the kids have already flown out of New York. Hm. But… it’s interesting that there was a second visit to JLM’s apartment, with Pax in tow. Whatever was happening between Angelina and JLM, it wasn’t purely a booty call. Even though that would have been totally fine and extremely sexy.

EXCLUSIVE: Angelina Jolie RETURNS to former husband Jonny Lee Miller’s Brooklyn apartment to introduce him to her son Pax https://t.co/msKGusA04Z

— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) June 15, 2021

Long night? Jonny Lee Miller steps out to grab pastries after ex-wife Angelina Jolie visited his Brooklyn apartment https://t.co/cCRJdG50SB

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