Angelina Jolie Pens Intense Op-Ed About Her Latest Visit With Syrian Refugees In Iraq

Posted on Wed Jan 28th, 2015 7:45am PDT       By X17 Staff

Angelina Jolie returned from her latest humanitarian visit in Iraq yesterday, but clearly the trip left quite an impression on the actress. Jolie penned an op-ed about her experience for the New York Times, which was published on Tuesday, and she details the atrocities of what the Syrian refugees are enduring.

"I have visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing like the suffering I'm witnessing now," she writes. "For many years I have visited camps, and every time, I sit in a tent and hear stories. I try my best to give support. To say something that will show solidarity and give some kind of thoughtful guidance. On this trip I was speechless."

Jolie was appointed as Special Envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres in 2012, and prior to that she was a Goodwill Ambassador for over ten years. The actress visited the Khanke Camp for Internally Displaced People on Sunday, where she spoke with victims of ISIS.

"What do you say to the 13-year-old girl who describes the warehouses where she and the others lived and would be pulled out, three at a time, to be raped by the men?" she continued. "When her brother found out, he killed himself. How can you speak when a woman your own age looks you in the eye and tells you that her whole family was killed in front of her, and that she now lives alone in a tent and has minimal food rations?"

Jolie concludes by asking that the world take a stand and get involved in defending the refugee camps. "What does it say about our commitment to human rights and accountability that we seem to tolerate crimes against humanity happening in Syria and Iraq on a daily basis? It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions," she writes. "We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria."

Pic: Getty Images for UNHCR


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Bruce Jenner Gets Lip Injections!

Posted on Wed Jan 28th, 2015 6:45am PDT       By X17 Staff

Pucker up!

While cruising around Malibu on Tuesday afternoon, Bruce Jenner gave us a peek at his VERY plump pout. And not only that, but his lips appeared shiny and red in spots -- did the reality TV dad go get his lips done?! It certainly looks that way.

Seeing as Bruce reportedly had surgery to get his Adam's apple shaved down, he's not shy about getting a little bit of nip/tuck, but trying to keep up with Khloe, Kim and Kylie's mouths isn't really the best look for the former Olympian. And seeing as this happened right after Kim Kardashian's interview with Entertainment Tonight, in which she said she supported him on his "journey," it seems like there will be even more changes in the future!

Shortly after Bruce returned home, Kim stopped by her stepdad's Malibu pad to visit, and her lips looked suspiciously large as well! Did she get a twofer deal with Bruiser?! But a swollen mouth was the least of her concerns, as she was pulled over by a motorcycle cop several hours later. Eyewitnesses say the bootilicious star was busted for making an illegal U-turn, but it's not clear whether she was actually ticketed.


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Angelina Jolie Manages To Look Glamorous Even After Stepping Off A Flight From Iraq

Posted on Tue Jan 27th, 2015 1:15pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Even after getting off a flight from the Middle East, Angelina Jolie still manages to retain her movie-star status. Damn her!

On Tuesday afternoon, the Oscar winner, who is a UN Envoy, touched down after a two-day trip to Iraq. For the flight, Angelina suited up in an all-black ensemble, consisting of black jeans, black boots. A flight from the Middle East to Los Angeles usually takes over 23 hours -- so we definitely understand why Brad Pitt's lady love would want something comfy! But she certainly isn't sacrificing comfort for style in this understated, but still sexy ensemble.

During her charity trip, the mother of six visited refugees living in an abandoned school in Al Qosh, Iraq. During her whirlwind trip to war-torn country, the 39-year-old visited the Iraqi refugees, who are members of the minority Christian community.

In addition, Angelina traveled to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people.

At a press conference at the Khanke Camp for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Dohuk Governorate, the A-lister spoke about what has happened to the middle eastern country since she last visited in 2012. "Since I was last here in Iraq, another two million people have been forced from their homes, mostly in the last six months – this time Iraqi citizens," said Jolie.


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Frances Bean And Her Boyfriend Look Like They Smell Like Teen Spirit

Posted on Tue Jan 27th, 2015 12:29pm PDT       By X17 Staff

Grunge rock is never over when you are the daughter of Kurt Cobain ...

Frances Bean Cobain, who looks thinner than we've ever seen her, and her longterm boyfriend, Isaiah Silva, landed at LAX on Monday night looking like they stepped out of the "Smells Like Spirit" music video. The only thing missing is a plaid shirt!

A stringy-haired Frances and her main man were paying tribute to her father's famous era by rockin' some seriously '90s gear at the Los Angeles. The rock progeny donned a Dolly Parton t-shirt, while Isaiah held '90s-strong with a Beavis and Butthead shirt.

Over the weekend, Frances and her famously flawed mother, Courtney Love, reunited in public for the first time in more than 5 years. Despite the estrangement, the pair were all smiles for the camera at Saturday's world premiere screening of the upcoming Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck at the Sundance Film Festival.


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Kylie Jenner Shows Off Bod In Sports Bra, Thanks Dad Bruce For Good Genes

Posted on Tue Jan 27th, 2015 11:45am PDT       By X17 Staff

Who needs to go to school when you can stay at home in your sports bra and boxers and take selifes all day, right Kylie Jenner?!

On Monday, the 17-year-old posted a sexy photo with the caption, "can I wear a sports bra & boxers all day ugh."

Umm we guess you can, Kylie -- if you want to be a useless member of society. Oh wait you already are ...

Meanwhile ... while attending the grand opening of the Sugar Factory American Brasserie in Chicago on Saturday, the too-cool-for-school told E! News that she has quite the sweet tooth. "I eat so many sweets and so much candy but it's the Bruce Jenner genes. I have to start working out very soon," said the Olympian's daughter

Uhh good genes or good doctors? How much of that is genetic and how much of that is fillers, surgery, countering and way too much makeup?

Oh and if you want to recall what Bruce used to look like -- check out this old-school workout video from her fame-obsessed 'rents. It's amazing!


Usher Has The Midas Touch With His Fans

Posted on Tue Jan 27th, 2015 10:49am PDT       By X17 Staff

He's got the Midas touch! Golden boy Usher showed off his moves in Venice, Calif., yesterday, when he delighted a crowd of onlookers during a commercial shoot for MasterCard's Priceless Surprise Campaign.

The 36-year-old hitmaker, who's been nominated for two Grammys this year, was decked out in an all-gold ensemble (complete with Mr. T-style gold chain) as imitated a street performer and eventually broke out in to dance in front of an audience along the boardwalk in Venice Beach.

The "My Way" singer took part in the stunt in which a lucky fan named Claire was flown out to Los Angeles under the ruse that she'd help in a documentary about her singer. But it turns out that instead of -- helping, she was starring in it!

Usher performed for the lucky lady (and a group of onlookers) and she walked away her very own pair of his golden shoes.

The music man is gearing up to release his eighth studio album, which is UR.

And check out the Grammys, airing on CBS on Feb. 8, to see if Usher's song "Good Kisser" (nominated for Best R&B Performance) or "New Flame" with Chris Brown & Rick Ross (nominated for Best R&B Song) wins big on music's biggest night.


Khloe Kardashian Bonds With Bruce Jenner After Kim Chats About Stepdad's "Journey"

Posted on Tue Jan 27th, 2015 10:25am PDT       By X17 Staff

There may be rumors that Bruce Jenner is transitioning into a woman, and while we're STILL not sure what's going on with the reality TV patriarch's changing looks, he's staying active with extreme sports! Khloe Kardashian posted several photos of herself and Bruce (and Scott Disick!) hanging out in Pismo Beach on Monday, and the trio had a blast speeding around on dune buggies.

Kim Kardashian just chatted with Entertainment Tonight about Bruce's changing appearance, and while she didn't exactly go into details, she did call his transformation a "journey" and she added, "We support Bruce no matter what, on this one I think that Bruce should tell his story his way ... I think everyone goes through things in life, and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right."

We support his journey too -- we just wanna know where he's going!


Kim Kardashian Mocks Herself In Hilarious New Super Bowl Commercial

Posted on Tue Jan 27th, 2015 9:44am PDT       By X17 Staff

Kim Kardashian is serious -- about her unused data.

In a tongue-in-cheek T-Mobile ad, the 33-year-old reality star does a mock PSA for unused data. The ad shows selfie-loving Kim in a series of selfies in different vignettes -- playing tennis, putting on make up, skiing -- so pretty much just showing what she does in real life.

Kim somberly says over dramatic background music, “Each month millions of gigs of unused data are taken back by wireless companies. Tragic. Data you paid for that could be used to see my makeup, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations and my outfits. Sadly all lost. Please, help save the data.”

At least she has a good sense of humor about how absolutely ridiculous she is!


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