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Jolie: Aniston would be a good mum

Last updated on: September 27, 2010 14:07 IST

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Angelina Jolie apparently sent a letter to partner Brad Pitt's ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, hoping the note would end their feud.

Jolie, who fell for Pitt while he was married to the former Friends star, sent the letter telling her she would be a good mother.

But pals said Jen, 41, was "beyond shocked" and thought it was a prank.

In it, mum-of-six Angelina, 35, told the star she was at the perfect age in her life to have her first child.

'Angelina doesn't want any more bad energy in her life and she hates the hostility that exists between her and Jen,' the Daily Star quoted a source as saying.

'She genuinely wants to put the past behind them. It may seem crazy but for those of us who actually know Angelina, it really isn't all that surprising. She's an unpredictable character,' source added.

Brad, 46, was believed to be 100 per cent behind Angelina's decision to send Jennifer the letter.

The source added that -- Jen was eventually "impressed" by the letter after she realised Angelina's -- advice was genuine and appreciated the courage it must have taken to write.

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Emma Watson to star in Marilyn Monroe movie

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Emma Watson has accepted her first film role after the Potter franchise.

The 20-year-old actress has signed on to star in an upcoming movie about Marilyn Monroe.

My Week With Marilyn will also see Michelle Williams playing the blonde bombshell, the Daily Star reported.

The film is a story of Colin Clark, who worked as Laurence Olivier's assistant on 1957 picture The Prince And The Showgirl, which he filmed with Monroe.

Watson will allegedly play the role of a wardrobe assistant, acting opposite Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper and Dame Judi Dench.


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Bond gal to quit Hollywood

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Gemma Arterton has apparently decided to quit Hollywood next year to focus on starting a family with Italian husband Stefano Catelli.

'Gemma wants a quiet life. She's made it clear she wants to enjoy her marriage and is desperate to start a family too,' News of the World quoted her friend as saying.

'After all the attention she had from Bond, she feels she's had her time in the spotlight as a glamour girl,' the pal said.

Gemma, 24, has also told friends she will focus on returning to theatre work. She has signed up for a short stint in the London production of Master Builder.

'She's getting paid peanuts for that role compared to movies. But Gemma is not focused on money,' the pal added.


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Mad Max in Mad Men?

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Mel Gibson could be set for a comeback with a leading role in TV hit Mad Men.

Sources say that the actor is a big fan of the AMC cable show and has been in talks with its creator Matthew Weiner about guest starring in the next series.

It will not just be a walk-on cameo part for Mel as Weiner sees much ''dramatic potential'' in giving him a season-long role as a rival to Jon Hamm's womanising advertising genius Don Draper, reports the Daily Express.

Set in the hard-drinking world of New York's ad industry in the Sixties, Mad Men is a hit with viewers and critics, scooping the best drama Emmy three years in a row.


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World's longest-running soap

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Brit prime-time soap opera Coronation Street has been recognised as the world's longest-running soap.

It was first broadcast on 9 December, 1960 and prepares to mark its 50th birthday soon.

In another landmark, William Roache, who has played Ken Barlow since the first episode, is now the world's longest-serving soap actor.

The popular drama has headed into the record books following the cancellation of US series As The World Turns, which previously led the field.

Roache collected an award for the accolade at a special street party on the cobbles at Granada TV's studios, where guests and cast members were celebrating the show's half-century.

'An award like this is something that creeps up behind you while you are getting on with the job -- that job is Coronation Street. I'm lucky to be in it,' the Telegraph quoted the 78-year-old actor as saying.

Roache, who was given a standing ovation, added: 'I will hold this on behalf of Team Coronation Street.'

The show actually celebrates its birthday on December 9, but programme bosses were preparing for the anniversary and it would be marked on screen.

The street is to be rocked by death and disaster with a tram accident.

And producer Phil Collinson said a special live episode could include computer-generated images, which has never been attempted before.

He added that viewers can expect to see "a tram crash, a death, a wedding, another death, a birth, a murder, a fire and another death" as part of the milestone celebrations.

Executive producer of the show Kieran Roberts said: "These days it's rare for any drama to run for more than a few years. In fact, back in 1960, Coronation Street was originally commissioned for just 13 episodes.

"Therefore it truly is an extraordinary achievement that, 50 years later, the show which first aired just after The Beatles were formed remains hugely popular in Britain and around the world.

He added, "Everyone connected with Coronation Street is very proud to acknowledge William's richly-deserved record as the world's longest-serving soap actor, and we are just as proud of achieving the record for being the longest-running soap opera in the world."


Image: Shovna Gulati, Suranne Jones, Samia Ghadie, Naomi Russell and Tracey Shaw at the 2001 BAFTAs
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