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See This/Skip That: From The Family to Blue Caprice

See This/Skip That: From The Family to Blue Caprice

Originally posted 09/13/2013 06:15PM

A former Grey’s Anatomy star makes a comeback in Blue Caprice, but even Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer can’t get The Family together. What to see and what to skip this weeked at the movies:

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Angelina Jolie Pens Foreword to Billy Bob Thornton's Book | Angelina Jolie, Billy Bob Thornton

Angelina Jolie Pens Introduction for Billy Bob Thornton's Book

Originally posted 02/23/2012 02:45PM

Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton have reunited – in the pages of a book.

Jolie, who divorced Thornton in 2003, has written the foreword for her ex-husband's upcoming memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, due out May 15.

Jolie isn't the only famous person who contributed. An image of the cover of Thornton's book posted on Amazon reads, "Introduction by Angelina Jolie, with commentary by Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam and Tom Epperson."

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Angelina Jolie: I Save My Wild Side Now for Brad | Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie: I Save My Wild Side Now for Brad Pitt

Originally posted 11/22/2011 06:00PM

Remember that brief but colorful marriage to Billy Bob Thornton? The matching vials of their blood?

Today, after six children and a loving, stable relationship with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie has come a long way from her days as a Hollywood wild child.

"I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them," the Oscar winner, 36, tells 60 Minutes in a show airing Sunday.

"I didn't die young, so I'm very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn't survive certain things."

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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter

Originally posted 10/07/2011 10:00AM

Billy Bob Thornton's estranged daughter, Amanda Brumfield, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday after being convicted of aggravated manslaughter of a child in May, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

In October 2008, Brumfield was babysitting her goddaughter, 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, who died while in her care in central Florida.

Brumfield, 32, was initially charged with murder in the child's death, but was found not guilty.

"I miss Olivia just as much as anybody does," she said at Thursday's sentencing before breaking down, according to the Sentinel.

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INSIDE STORY: The Tragic Case of Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter

INSIDE STORY: The Tragic Case of Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter

Originally posted 06/03/2011 06:30AM

While Casey Anthony's murder trial played out in front of the nation last week, another, quieter case involving a dead child was being tried in the same Orlando courthouse.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, the estranged daughter of Billy Bob Thornton, sat just 13 floors below in Florida's Orange County Courthouse, accused of murdering 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia. On Friday, she was convicted of aggravated manslaughter.

How did a baby – Brumfield's goddaughter, no less – die while in her care on that day in October 2008?

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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Guilty of Manslaughter in Baby's Death

UpdatePosted 06/02/2011 11:15AM

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Guilty of Manslaughter in Baby's Death

Originally posted 06/02/2011 08:55AM

The estranged daughter of Billy Bob Thornton had been convicted of aggravated manslaughter in the death of a friend's baby daughter, but was found not guilty of first-degree murder.

The verdict was handed down last Friday to Amanda Brumfield, 32, in the same Orlando, Fla., courthouse where Casey Anthony is being tried for the murder of her daughter, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Brumfield had claimed the death of 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia, while in her care as a babysitter one night in October 2008, was an accident – and that she had simply fallen a short distance out of a playpen.

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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Indicted in Baby's Death

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Indicted in Baby's Death

Originally posted 06/25/2009 07:30AM

The eldest daughter of Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton was indicted Wednesday on several charges – including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter – in connection with the October 2008 death of a 1-year-old girl she was baby sitting in central Florida

Amanda Brumfield, 29, was booked at the Orange County Jail, where she is being held without bail, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

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Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Arrested After Baby's Death

Billy Bob Thornton's Daughter Arrested After Baby's Death

Originally posted 06/01/2009 07:35AM

The oldest daughter of Billy Bob Thornton has been arrested in Florida on charges of child neglect resulting in the death of 1-year-old girl she was babysitting in October, police said Sunday.

Friday's arrest of Amanda Brumfield, 29, was the result of an alleged incident in which the infant fell, Officer Lee Stevens of the Ocoee, Florida, police force, tells CNN.

Brumfield informed detectives that a girl she was babysitting hit her head in a fall in an Ocoee home on Oct. 3, Detective James Berish said in a press release. Brumfield called for help more than two hours later after being unable to revive the child, according to police.

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VIDEO: Billy Bob Thornton 'Astounded' by Interview Fallout

Originally posted 04/22/2009 04:20PM

Jimmy Kimmel did the same thing a Canadian radio host did – dared to call Billy Bob Thornton a movie actor – only this time the reaction was much less caustic.

During an interview earlier this month involving Thornton's band, The Boxmasters, Thornton mumbled answers to host Jian Ghomeshi and insulted Canadian audiences, comparing them to "mashed potatoes without gravy." The band got boos and catcalls when it appeared in Toronto as the opening act for Willie Nelson.

During Tuesday's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host asked: "Billy, is it OK I mention that you're an actor? I don't want to get off on the wrong foot here."

Thornton explained he got rankled in Canada because the interviewer, Jian Ghomeshi, wasn't supposed to discuss Thornton's acting. "If they look you in the eye and say, 'We promise,' then that's the deal," he said. "If I tell some guy who lied to me, in my face, to not say something, it doesn't make any sense to me."

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VIDEO: Billy Bob Thornton Acts Out on Radio Interview

Originally posted 04/09/2009 12:55PM



Don't call Billy Bob Thornton an actor! That is the lesson learned by a Canadian radio host during an interview earlier this week.

Thornton, who has appeared in more than 50 films and won an Oscar for writing Sling Blade, became combative during an interview on CBC radio while promoting his band Boxmasters with his bandmates.

The star mumbles answers to host Jian Ghomeshi and gives nonsensical responses. A rep for the actor tells PEOPLE that Thornton reacted out of displeasure with the line of questioning: "He simply elected not to engage the interviewer because of the direction of the interview from the onset," Thornton's rep says."The tour is going great."

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