Angelina Jolie Starts Her Directing Career In Budapest

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  • Cameras are rolling on the set of Angelina Jolie‘s directorial debut. The movie, which is still untitled, is a romance set in Bosnia during that country’s civil war.

Jolie and her entire brood (including Brad) have settled in Hungary in a rented house, where they will live until the movie is done. Dying to see pictures of the happy couple and their kids? Radar has a couple of intrusive-looking snaps. [Radar, UPI]

  • Soul singer Solomon Burke died on the way to perform at a well-known club in Amsterdam. Burke was a Grammy-winning musician and the author of hit song Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, as well as many others. Officials say Burke died at Amsteram’s Schiphol Airport. No further details have been released. [Mirror]
  • An auction of Michael Jackson memorabilia in the city of Macau, China has already made $1 million off the sale of some 100 items. [Wonderwall]
  • Images of Rihanna on the cover of Billboard Magazine have been released, as well as some details from the interview. Like this one: “Trends are boring.” She’s also into floral prints now and is sick of everyone going Gaga for the “architectural look.” [Lifefiles]
  • Here’s a gallery of Mariah Carey out celebrating with her husband. Friday was Nick Cannon’s 30th birthday. [Socialite Life]
  • In a recent interview, Liza Minnelli confesses that she would love to return to her rule as Lucile II in the upcoming Arrested Development movie. But no one has called her yet! We suggest they get on that ASAP. [NY Mag]
  • Rosario Dawson will appear all sexed-up on the cover of the November issue of German GQ. She looks hot, though not particularly comfortable. [The Life Files]
  • Here’s a shocker: using cocaine didn’t harm Kate Moss‘s modeling career, her agency reveals. Her agent admits she had a “strategic” view of the entire scandal. “All press is good press.” [Mirror]
  • Lady GaGa was recently spotted traveling through Greece with her crew. In this video, you can even hear her saying “yes, thanks,” and “good” in Greek: [Perez Hilton]
  • ABC sitcom Modern Family was honored at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s annual Respect Awards. Stars Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguz were at the ceremony representing the show. [Wonderwall]
  • Avril Lavigne was spotted out having drinks with ex-husband Deryck Whibley and new boyfriend Brody Jenner. Perez calls it “one of the most mature things we’ve ever heard,” which, considering the source, doesn’t really say much. [Perez Hilton]
  • That guy who played a vampire in that vampire movie (you know, the one with werewolves and sparkles) says he “closely identified” with his character, Emmett Cullen. He also says he used to dress up as a vampire as a kid and finds them “very sexy and mysterious.” [Socialite Life]
  • Spotted: that other vampire out with his real-life (and movie) girlfriend after K-Stew appeared on Leno. [PopSugar]
  • Eminem‘s publisher is suing Apple for over $2 million for a dispute stemming from digital downloads in the iTunes store. [UPI]
  • Holy crap, Aaron Carter is ripped. They grow up so fast! [D-Listed]
  • Life as we Know It looks like it might beat out The Social Network this weekend. The Heigl-Duhamel pairing brought in over $5 million on Friday. [Hollywood Insider]
  • Sad news: Ben Harper has filed for divorce from wife Laura Dern. Weirdly, a “source” told TMZ that they had been “intimate” as recently as last week. And, to be clear this is really weird not because it means they aren’t getting a divorce, but because… well. [TMZ]
  • And now for a headline I wish I could un-read: “Daniel Radcliffe Plans to Have Sex With His Dancers!” (exclamation theirs). [Showbiz Spy]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t thrilled about the state of Hollywood. When asked how she feels about the types of roles available to women, she replied: “Kind of dejected. There’s a lot that’s okay, but there’s little that’s really good, especially for someone my age. Sometimes you find out that something you really liked is going to someone 10 years younger. I find it heartening that Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been able to find and create amazing projects. [JustJared]
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