06:21 AM EDT 06/19/2013
Originally posted 06/01/2013 01:00PM
Blake Shelton's admission – on the cover of the current PEOPLE, no less – that he has no secrets from wife Miranda Lambert was the most beloved story of the week.
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Originally posted 05/26/2013 06:10PM
Angelina Jolie's aunt, Debbie Martin, has lost her battle with breast cancer Sunday. She was 61.
The devastating news comes nearly two weeks after Jolie revealed she had a preventative double mastectomy after learning she had tested positive for the "faulty" BRCA gene.
Martin was hospitalized on Wednesday, her husband Ronald Martin, tells PEOPLE. She passed away early Sunday morning.
While Jolie was not able to be with her aunt, she had seen Martin many times since her diagnosis, and both Jolie and her brother James Haven had been in contact throughout this past week to lend their support.
Originally posted 05/25/2013 03:20PM
Like other busy young families, the Jolie-Pitt clan has weekends of comforting domestic frenzy. On a recent balmy spring Saturday, Mom busied herself returning phone calls and correspondence while her young children got underfoot. Meanwhile Dad tried to stay on top of mounting work projects as the older kids enjoyed a raucous playdate with pals in the yard. That afternoon Brad, Angelina and their bright, beautiful and sometimes exasperating crew – plus one family dog – piled into a van for an outing.
"Nothing seemed different," says a family source of the scene at the couple's compound in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on May 18. "The kids were all laughing. Angie seems like she always does – very happy and just focused on her kids."
Originally posted 05/22/2013 02:45PM
Recently, Angelina Jolie revealed that she "decided to be proactive" and underwent a preventive double mastectomy upon discovering she had the gene that would most likely cause her to develop breast cancer.
I enjoy her movies and admire her work with the U.N., but I truly respect her for being such an incredible role model for women who are faced with similar odds.
Arguably one of the most beautiful women in the world, Angelina is redefining femininity, beauty, strength, and setting an example of how WE can make decisions and take actions that can actually increase our span and quality of life.
For many, Angelina's surgery (and her plan to undergo another surgery to remove her ovaries) may seem hard to relate to, and somewhat extreme. Not all of us are faced with the odds that Angelina faces (or should I say, DID face).
Originally posted 05/22/2013 08:00AM
Talk about teamwork.
In the weeks surrounding Angelina Jolie's preventive double mastectomy and subsequent reconstructive surgery, her fiancé, Brad Pitt, served as her No. 1 support.
At the bustling home they share with their six kids in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, "Brad did everything he could to keep things secret and protect Angie," a family insider tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.
Originally posted 05/21/2013 01:40PM
These days, Brad Pitt is known to work tirelessly in every sphere of his life, committed to his craft, his family and his philanthropy. But it wasn't always so.
The World War Z star can recall a time, not so long ago, when he was adrift – unable to find a focus, and wasting his life pursuing the wrong things.
Until one day, he decided to do something about it.
Originally posted 05/18/2013 03:00PM
Angelina Jolie's remarkable story about undergoing a preventative double mastectomy triggered an outpouring of empathy this week, as well as opened the door to the important discussion of women's health issues.
At the other end of the spectrum, good fun was had over the gift Dean McDermott gave Tori Spelling for their seventh wedding anniversary.
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Originally posted 05/16/2013 11:15AM
Angelina Jolie's doctor marveled at the actress's spirit and optimism during the three months of surgeries needed to complete her double mastectomy, and says her speedy recovery was due in large part to her positive outlook.
"To a large extent, I believe recovery reflects expectation," Dr. Kristi Funk of the Pink Lotus Breast Center writes in a lengthy blog post offering step-by-step details of Jolie's BRCA diagnosis, surgeries and recuperation.
"On day four after her mastectomies, I was pleased to find her not only in good spirits with bountiful energy, but with two walls in her house covered with freshly assembled storyboards for the next project she is directing," Funk writes.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 10:00AM
After publicly supporting fiancée Angelina Jolie after her recent revelation that she underwent a preventative double mastectomy, it's back to business for Brad Pitt.
The actor stepped out to visit Paramount Studios on Wednesday, where he was photographed sporting aviators and an all-black ensemble.
On Tuesday, Jolie, 37, revealed in an op-ed for the New York Times that she had undergone a double mastectomy after genetic tests showed her to have a high risk of developing breast cancer. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died of ovarian cancer at 56 in 2007.
Originally posted 05/16/2013 07:00AM
Angelina Jolie says she underwent a double mastectomy after she found out she carried the "faulty" BRCA1 gene and was told she had an 87 percent chance of developing breast cancer.
The announcement not only made headlines around the world, but prompted questions of whether other women need to be concerned if they too carry the mutated gene.
Here are seven things to know:
1. What is BRCA1 and BRCA 2?
They're genes everyone has. But those who have a bad copy or mutation are at increased risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer.
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