Britain’s charity watchdog is to investigate complaints about payment protection pay at a global mine-clearing charity made famous by Princess Diana following reports that Angelina Jolie has left the board on payments.
The Halo Trust said Chairman of the its board, Amanda Pullinger, and executive trustee Simon Conway received a total of about £ 120,000 ($ 180,000) for monitoring the structure and governance of charities entre May and October 2014.
Jolie quit the Halo Trust in May last year, 18 months after joining, and an insider told The Times on Wednesday that she resigned because she was “uncomfortable” with these payments approved by the charity.
A spokeswoman for the Halo Trust, played down reports that his departure was linked to payment, which the trust deemed “entirely appropriate”.
“If Ms Jolie’s departure had anything to do with the amount [the two trustees] were being paid, it was not communicated to us at the time, Ms Jolie remains very supportive of the Halo Trust” the spokeswoman told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
She added that Jolie, an activist renowned Human Rights and Special Envoy of the United Nations for Refugees, left the organization on good terms, citing “a willingness to do other things”
“because of concerns she had relating to the way the Trust was run. She remains supportive of the work of HALO staff in the field, and believes strongly in the vision of a world free of landmines”.
Fast and Furious actress Michelle Rodriguez said she want to add role of strong women in “Fast and Furious 8″ movie and when asked who she had in mind, she quickly told, Angelina Jolie.
“That would be sexy,” Rodriguez told us on Wednesday. “We’ve definitely got to bring up the ante, man. Whoever it is — it has to be a powerful presence that hasn’t been seen before.”
“The grand majority of the time in films, we’re always fighting each other. I feel like it’s time to evolve girls. Let’s stop hitting each other and let’s stop fighting each other, and let’s start getting together and ganging up on people.”
Angelina Jolie’s ‘By the Sea’ will world premiere on November 5, 2015 at AFI FEST 2015
The film premiere will held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Official Synopsis :
By the Sea” follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, “By the Sea” is inspired by European cinema and theater of the 1960s and 1970s.