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The ‘Maleficent’ actress surprises two British boys running a lemonade stand with a donation to help them raise fund to aid the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Angelina Jolie has surprised two British kids running a charity-driven lemonade stand with a generous undisclosed donation.

The movie star and Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has discreetly pledged her support to the LemonAid Boys initiative led by six-year-old Londoners Ayaan Moose and Mikaeel Ishaa, who set up the drink station in July to raise money for those suffering in Yemen following a brutal five-year civil war.

“Hi Angelina, I’m Ayaan. And I’m Mikaeel. And we’re the LemonAid boys. We just wanted to say thank you for donating to our cause,” the pair said in a video post on their Instagram account. “It’s really helped us raise more money and awareness for Yemen.”

Ayaan’s father Shakil Moose confesses he is still mesmerised by the fact Jolie had reached out to the family in August with a donation offer, having completed the contribution earlier this week. “She’s been so amazing,” he gushed to CNN. “It’s surreal – she’s not just a random star, you’re talking about one of the top names on the planet so it’s a bit overwhelming. She’s phenomenal.”

LemonAid Boys Ayaan and Mikaeel have now raised more than $90,000 (£70,000) and hope to more than double the figure by reaching $190,000 (£148,000) in donations to help address the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

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Iris Law | Iris Law relaxes with essential oils and loose-leaf tea.

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Iris Law relaxes with essential oils and loose-leaf tea.

The 20-year-old daughter of Sadie Frost and Jude Law says it is important for her home to be a “sacred” and “calming” place amid the chaos of everyday life.

She told Vogue.co.uk: “It’s really important to make your home feel like a sacred place. I like finding a ritualistic and calming side to every day, so I’ll often cook with my boyfriend and I have a beautiful diffuser that my auntie got me, which has different essential oils. It makes my room smell lovely before going to bed. Also, I have different loose-leaf teas from a variety of places.”

Speaking earlier this year about essential oils, she said: “I’ve turned my room into a sanctuary. I have a Puzhen aroma diffuser and doTerra Essential Oils.”

Iris is carving out her own career as a model but previously revealed she turns to her mother for fashion advice and even raids Sadie’s wardrobe whenever she can.

She said: “My black Chanel bag used to be my mum’s. It’s hot pink inside, it’s so tiny it feels like you’re holding just a wallet, and it goes with every outfit.”

Along with Chanel handbags, Iris also loves the brand’s make-up, explaining: “I’m a lipstick addict. I’ll change it throughout the day depending on what mood I’m in, but I love berry, especially Chanel’s Rouge Allure in the shade Passion



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Emma Thompson | Dame Emma Thompson to star in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

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Dame Emma Thompson is to star in ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’.

The 61-year-old actress has signed up for the new comedy, which is being directed by Sophie Hyde and written by comic Katy Brand.

Emma will play the role of Nancy Stokes, a 55-year-old widow who yearns for sex and human connection that she never got in a stable but stale marriage. She devises a plan and hires ‘sex therapist’ Leo Grande, a man in his 20s, for a night of bliss.

‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ is being produced by Genesius Pictures and marks the first joint project between the company’s co-founder Debbie Gray and Cornerstone Films.

Sophie – whose previous credits include ‘Animals’ and ’52 Tuesdays’ – said in a statement: “I’m thrilled to be working with the tremendously funny and heartbreakingly honest Emma Thompson to explore intimacy and desire, and to put on a screen a relationship that feels unexpected and delightful.

“At a time when our need for each other is so vividly present, it will be a delight to create and show this connection between two people, which is funny, sexy and moving.”

Gray added: “I loved the script from the first read: funny, relatable, relevant. It’s great to have a female-strong team with such a passion for the project.”

Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder from Cornerstone Films’ also said: “We loved the bold, fresh and surprising take on female sexuality in Katy’s script and to have an actress of Emma’s calibre in the role of Nancy is a real gift.”



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Letitia Wright | Letitia Wright: All-female Avengers film will happen soon

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Letitia Wright believes an all-female ‘Avengers’ film will happen soon.

The 26-year-old star has played the role of Shuri in ‘Black Panther’ and two ‘Avengers’ flicks and believes that an all-female superhero ensemble will come to fruition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it already has the backing of producer Victoria Alonso.

Asked about the possibility of a female team-up, Letitia said: “I don’t think we have to fight for it. Victoria Alonso is very strong about spearheading it, alongside Kevin (Feige, Marvel chief). It’s only a matter of time before they do it.”

‘Captain Marvel’ star Brie Larson revealed last year that she and her castmates have approached Kevin about the possibility of making an all-female superhero movie.

The 31-year-old actress explained: “I will say that a lot of the female cast members from Marvel walked up to Kevin and we were like, ‘We are in this together, we want to do this!’

“What that means, I have no idea. You know, I’m not in charge of the future of Marvel, but it is something that we’re really passionate about and we love and I feel like if enough people out in the world talk about how much they want it, maybe it’ll happen.”

Meanwhile, Letitia opened up about how special it was to star in ‘Black Panther’, the first motion picture from Marvel to feature a predominantly black cast.

The ‘Guava Island’ actress told Yahoo! Entertainment: “It was always a dream of mine to play someone that can be impactful not only for black women but also just for women around the world and young people, too.

“To be able to have a combination of people and audience members who are so thrilled and appreciative of Shuri is a good feeling. I feel like I contributed something positive in the world.”



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