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Angelina Jolie: Strong women are ‘shaped by men around them’

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Angelina Jolie: Strong women are ‘shaped by men around them’

Angelina Jolie has championed the role men can play in shaping the personalities of young girls.

The actress, who stars in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, also said female characters in films should not have to be portrayed as physically tough in order to be considered strong.

“I think that, so often, when a story’s told which says ‘this is a strong woman’, she has to beat the man, or she has to be like the man, or she has to somehow not need the man,” Jolie told journalists at the film’s launch.

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Referring to her own character in the film and Princess Aurora, played by Elle Fanning, Jolie said: “We both very much need and love and learn from the men.

“And so I think that’s also an important message for young girls, to find their own power, but to respect and learn from the men around them.”

She added: “We have strong women, but the character that is wrong in the film and has to be taken out is also a woman. We show very diverse types of women, between our characters, but also we have extraordinary men in the film, and I really want to press that point.”

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the sequel to 2014’s Maleficent, is released in the UK later this month and also stars Ed Skrein, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Fanning, who reprises her role of Princess Aurora in the film, echoed Jolie’s comments and said her character’s strength is not necessarily physical, unlike many princesses in children’s films.

“Aurora’s strength is her kindness, and she stays very true to herself, which is something I wanted to keep in the film. She is soft and feminine and wants to be a wife and have babies, and that’s a beautiful, strong thing that isn’t portrayed a lot on screen.

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“A lot of the princesses are like ‘we’re gonna make her a strong princess! And make her tough, so we’re gonna make her fight!’ And it’s like, is that what being a strong woman means? Like, we just have to have a sword and have armour on and go fight? Aurora can do that in a different way, in a pink dress, and it’s beautiful that she keeps her softness and vulnerabilities.”

Source:bbc.com

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”I Don’t Believe In Falling In Love” – Nadia Buari

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Multiple award-winning Ghanaian screen goddess, Nadia Buai has shared her thoughts on love and relationship.

Nadia Buari has stated that she does not believe in falling in love rather, growing in love.

According to the beautiful mother of three, love was instituted by God therefore it is the source of everything even in a relationship.

Below was her opinion as shared on Instagram;

“I don’t believe in falling in love..I believe in growing in love. In reality, we all already have love… We were equipped with love since creation of the world.

Love is something that has to be developed and sharpened with focus and determination, and a full understanding that God is the only source of our love. But know it is ur choice in what u invest your love in.”

Taking to her Instagram page, the light-skinned actress cautioned fans against the people they invest their love in.

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I’m Getting You Pregnant Again- Davido Tells Chioma

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Award-winning Singer and Father-of-three, Davido seems to be having the urge to father another child if his recent comment on his wife, Chioma’s page is anything to go by.

The love story between Nigerian couple Davido and his girlfriend Chioma seems to be growing stronger and stronger each day despite several claims that wanted to break them apart.

The singer Davido has revealed his plans of having more children than he has now and not with any other person than his girlfriend Chioma.

Chioma shared pictures on her Instagram page which got her boyfriend’s attention and Davido reacted to the picture saying he loves her, his dear wife and he will be getting her pregnant again.

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Davido trooped into the comment section and wrote;

“U so sexy I’m gettin U pregnant again…. I love u my dear wife … who ever near u nah 6 FT!!”

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My Business With Tyson Fury Is Far From Over – Deontay Wilder Finally Speaks After His First Defeat

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Deontay Wilder has confirmed he will be exercising his rematch clause for a third fight with Tyson Fury and has blamed his heavy outfit for the defeat on Saturday.

Fury handed Wilder the first defeat of his career at the MGM Grand to become WBC heavyweight champion.

But the ‘Bronze Bomber’ has told The Athletic that his business with the ‘Gypsy King’ is far from over.

The 34-year-old has echoed the claims of co-trainer Jay Deas that his suit of armor weakened his legs entering the fight.

He is also said to be re-evaluating keeping his assistant trainer Mark Breland after his corner threw in the towel during the seventh round.

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Wilder has reportedly insisted that his team knows:

“I’d rather die in the ring than have the towel thrown in. I’m a warrior.”

The American fighter has also criticized referee Kenny Bayless for not confronting Fury about ‘a slew of punches to the back of his head and neck’.

A lock punch saw Wilder floored in the third round after Fury caught him in the ear.

He collapsed to the mat and never got back into the fight after the vicious shot.

Many fans were anticipating Fury moving on to fellow British heavyweight Antony Joshua for a title unification match.

‘AJ’s’ promoter Eddie Hearn is keen on a match between the two and tweeted his support for the bout being organized as soon as possible.

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However, it seems that fans will have another serving of Fury vs Wilder before that.

Who do you think will win the trilogy bout between Wilder and Fury and what do you make of Wilder’s comments?

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