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President Angelina Jolie? — Morning Brief

President Angelina Jolie? — Morning Brief

Angelina Jolie

Could Angelina Jolie make a run for President? Asked on the BBC’s Today program — which she guest edited — if she intended to run for president, Jolie said: “If you asked me 20 years ago, I would have laughed … I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, I don’t know if I’m fit for politics … but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet.”

Jolie said that she was happy with her current job as a campaigner against sexual violence, in which she had access to governments and militaries, “so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done.”

But Jolie added: “For now I’ll stay quiet.”

Asked if her name should be added to the list of “30 to 40 Democrats” expected to run for office in 2020, Jolie said: “Thank you.”


Iggy Azalea is defending her decision to continue performing at a concert in Brazil while one of her backup dancers passed out and suffered a seizure onstage.

The 28-year-old Australian rapper was in the middle of a performance in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday when one of her dancers collapsed and had a seizure. Unaware of the severity of the incident, Azalea continued to perform which attracted criticism.

Shortly after the moment went viral, Azalea gave an update on the dancer’s condition and defended her decision to continue performing.

“Hey guys, just want to let everyone asking know my dancer is OKAY!” Azalea wrote on her Instagram Stories.

“The lights & heat caused her to have a seizure. She is backstage feeling much better. I thought she had just fallen/twisted her ankle,” she continued. “And it may sound harsh but; you keep singing until music stops & ask for a medic which is what I did. We are all really shaken up by what happened & just thankful she is okay.”


The estate of the late Queen of Soul has paid at least $3 million in back taxes to the IRS since Aretha Franklin’s death in August, an attorney for her estate said Thursday.

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Earlier Thursday, TMZ reported that legal documents it obtained showed the IRS claimed the singer owes more than $6.3 million in back taxes from 2012 to 2018 and $1.5 million in penalties.

“We have a tax attorney. All of her returns have been filed,” David Bennett told the AP. “We have disputes with the IRS regarding what they claim was income. We claim its double-dipping income because they don’t understand how the business works.”


The new Mr. Rogers film not only has a title but it also now has a Twitter handle. Tom Hanks will star as the television host in Sony Pictures’ A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

The name was announced in a tweet sent by Sony Pictures on Thursday afternoon. The film’s official Twitter handle is @ABeautifulDay.

The film follows Rogers’ friendship with journalist Tom Junod. In addition to Hanks, it will star Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper, Tammy Blanchard, and Sakina Jeffrey.


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