Angelina Jolie Launching BBC Weekly TV Program For Kids | Activist Doesn't Rule Out Politics

Angelina Jolie with children Pax, Knox, Shiloh, Zahara

Angelina Jolie with children Pax, Knox, Shiloh, Zahara

In a Friday interview with the BBC’s Today program where she was guest editor, actor, supermom, philanthropist and activist Angelina Jolie hinted about a possible move into politics. Jolie, who is a special envoy to the UN Refugee Agency, is urgently and actively involved in a range of issues including refugees, sexual violence and conservation.

Jolie was interviewed by Justin Webb on multiple topics including US politics, social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis.

When asked whether she would consider getting involved in politics, she said: "If you asked me 20 years ago, I would've laughed... I always say I'll go where I'm needed, I don't know if I'm fit for politics… but then I've also joked that I don't know if I have a skeleton left in my closet".

"I'm also able to work with governments and I'm also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done."

The humanitarian activist did rule out joining the list of 30 to 40 Democrats currently considering a presidential run in the 2020 election. Jolie is working with the BBC on a new weekly children’s program ‘Our World’ scheduled to pilot in 2019.

She will serve as executive producer on the show, aimed at seven to 12-year-olds, which hopes to engage children with international news, focusing on subjects like tech, the environment and social media.

"As a mother, I'm so happy I will be able to sit and watch with my children and know they're getting a real international sense of the world," she said.

SC Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Votes Against Trump Immigration Rules After Cancer Surgery

Ruth Bader Ginsberg poses for official Supreme Court Justice photo.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg poses for official Supreme Court Justice photo.

As the Trump wrecking machine increasingly rattles much of America, progressives, Democrats and centrists alike got an unexpected blow in the gut on Friday with news that beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was in surgery at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York. Notorious RBG, as the pop icon Justice is called, is recovering from her third bout with cancer with the removal of two nodules from her left lung.

Sloan Kettering doctors insist that Ginsburg’s lung cancer did not spread to other areas of her body, leaving weeping Americans believing that she will make a full recovery.

Weeks ago, Ginsburg fell in her office, fracturing several ribs. During her treatment, scans revealed the cancerous growths. Even cancer surgery didn’t get in the Supreme’s way, as Her Honor cast a deciding vote from her hospital bed against US President Donald Trump’s attempts to place new restrictions on migrants seeking asylum in the US.

With her vote, and that of Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. joining the four-person liberal wing, the highest court refused to overturn a lower-court decision that the Trump administration can’t enforce its new policy of denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross the Mexican border.

“Whatever the scope of the president’s authority,” Judge Tigar wrote in the earlier ruling appealed to the Supreme Court, “he may not rewrite the immigration laws to impose a condition that Congress has expressly forbidden.”

Trump slammed the decision as the work of an Obama-appointed judge. There is concern that Trump is increasingly at odds with Chief Justice Roberts, who responded to Trump’s tweet about Judge Tigar with the statement: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” the chief justice said, adding that an “independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

Raf Simons Leaves Calvin Klein | Brand Won't Show During New York Fashion Week

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In 2017 Raf Simons was on TIME magazine’s annual 100, and A$AP Rocky penned a bio. Weeks earlier, Rocky shared his appreciation for the Creative Director of Calvin Klein with a rap entitled “Please Don’t Touch My Raf”.

“I feel like Raf Simons is important for the culture based on the fact that he built a whole new religion around fashion,” said A$AP. “His archive is more important and relevant than anything that's out today...When you wrap your mind around the concept that he wrote the future of fashion and design in the 1990s and early 2000s, then you'll also understand why Raf is the greatest to ever do it.”

Rocky may be correct, but on Friday the Belgian designer Raf Simons and Calvin Klein announced that they were parting ways amicably eight months before his contact was up for renewal. Calvin Klein will not show during New York fashion week.

Cathy Horn weighs in with a thought piece for The Cut.

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