TRIBUTE TO HER FAMILY
and Brad Pitt
have always been globetrotters, but the past three months have been extreme. With Jolie directing Unbroken in Australia and Pitt filming Fury in the U.K., they have become experts at splitting their children's time across continents and turning every reunion into a special event. Indeed, when Jolie, 38, received an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards Nov. 16 in Hollywood, Pitt, 49, jetted in from London to support her alongside their oldest son, Maddox, 12, and her father, Jon Voight, 74.
"My family, my love: Your love and support make everything possible," Jolie said in her emotional speech while accepting the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her charitable work with groups including the U.N. Refugee Agency and Doctors Without Borders. "Mad, you and your brothers and sisters are my happiness, and there is no greater honor in the world than being your mom." She also paid tribute to her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died in 2007 after a long battle with ovarian cancer. "She drove me to every audition. She would wait in the car for hours," Jolie said. "Above all, she was very clear that nothing would mean anything if I didn't lead a life that was of use to others."
Just a few hours after the event, Pitt returned to the U.K. while Jolie headed to Australia, where the family is expected to unite again for the holidays (and Brad's Dec. 18 birthday). Thankfully for their mom and dad, the Jolie-Pitt brood (which includes Maddox and his siblings Pax, 10, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 7, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 5) "love to travel - they are always very excited," says a source close to the family. "With so many kids at different ages, one would think it would be tricky to nurture and respect the kids' individuality. But Brad and Angie have mastered it."
TIM McGRAW & FAITH HILL
'ABSOLUTELY NOT' SPLITTING
After 17 years of marriage, Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill
have developed a sense of humor when it comes to breakup rumors. "I saw one that said we're having a $135 million divorce, and I said, 'Let's do it!'" McGraw, 46, tells Scoop. Adds Hill, also 46: "We'll take the money and run away together!" The couple - who just started their second run of Soul2Soul shows at the Venetian in Las Vegas - are focused on raising their daughters Gracie Katherine, 16, Maggie Elizabeth, 15, and Audrey Caroline, 11. When they're not performing, Hill says, she's "trying to figure out what to cook for dinner and school schedules," and McGraw is working on his next album. "Basically, we're trying to pay for college," he jokes. Hectic lives aside, they still make time for each other, especially when they're in Vegas and the kids stay home in Tennessee. Says Hill: "They love coming out with us, but when they're not here, it's kind of a nice little rendezvous."
CELEBS IN COURT
1. Courtney Love on trial for drug possession in 2004.
2. Alec Baldwin testifying against an alleged stalker in 2013.
3. Lindsay Lohan
at a 2010 probation hearing.
4. Martha Stewart at her 2004 insider-trading trial.
5. Guy Fieri testifying in an attempted-murder trial in 2013.
6. Winona Ryder on trial in 2002 for shoplifting.
7. Barbara Walters testifying against Brooke Astor's son in 2009.
READY FOR A BABY
With his divorce from Demi Moore
seemingly imminent, Ashton Kutcher
, 35, is finally free to pursue his next major project - settling down with his new love, Mila Kunis
, 30. "Ashton is definitely planning [a proposal]," a source close to Kutcher tells Scoop. "And they both want kids. It's something they're vocal about. I can't imagine it will be very long before she's pregnant. [Maybe] right after they get engaged, if not sooner."
The couple, who first met in 1998 when they were filming That '70s Show
together, have been dating since summer 2012, less than a year after Kutcher and Moore, 51, split. But even while they got more serious, "Demi was dragging her feet" with the divorce, says an entertainment source close to Kutcher. The main point of contention was Moore's request for a bigger chunk—at least $25 million - of Kutcher's investments. The entertainment source says the exes agreed upon a settlement a few weeks ago. And now friends are expecting news of an engagement or a pregnancy any day. "Ashton's really found 'the One' in Mila. His family adores her," says an insider of Kutcher, who was a guest at Kunis's brother's recent bachelor party. Adds the Kutcher source: "If something is important to [Mila], he'll do it with a smile on his face without her even asking. I've never seen him so happy."
, 38, is "very happy" with Mexican media mogul Jose "Pepe" Antonio Baston, 45, says a source. "He is crazy about her, sweeping her off her feet and courting her like a gentleman."
An insider says Simon Cowell
, 54, has picked out an engagement ring for Lauren Silverman, 36. The pair dined with his potential in-laws in Miami Nov. 16. "Her parents like Simon a lot," says a Silverman source.
THESE STARS PROVE COUTURE CAN DO MORE THAN JUST WOW ON THE RUNWAY
Borrow her skirt to protect your windshield from the sun's harsh rays.
Her headpiece can double as a television antenna.
Spill something? No problem. She can mop it right up!
Her sexy catsuit can fill in as a fishing net.
This little white dress comes with plush tissues for all those flu-season sniffles.
- CONTRIBUTORS Melody Chiu,
- Patrick Gomez,
- Mark Gray,
- Mary Green,
- Gillian Telling,
- with KC Baker,
- Pernilla Cedenheim,
- Jennifer Garcia,
- Oliver Jones,
- Jen Lombardo,
- Linda Marx,
- Aili Nahas,
- Monica Rizzo,
- Elliot Stokes,
- Henry Yung.