Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years.
Pitt won the golden statuette for his role as a laid-back fading stuntman in Quentin Tarantino’s ode to 1960s Tinseltown, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”
“This is incredible, really incredible,” the 56-year-old said as he accepted the award — his first Academy Award for acting after more than 30 years in showbiz and three previous performance nominations.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” he said, in reference to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
“I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it — in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
His quips were the latest in a string of pithy, often funny speeches delivered as he swept a glut of prizes this award season including a Golden Globe, targeting everything from divorce to Prince Harry.
On Sunday, he bested a crowded field of four former Oscar winners — Joe Pesci and Al Pacino for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”) and Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”).
But it was not his first Oscar — he won a best picture prize in 2014 as one of the producers of “12 Years a Slave.”
Pitt’s performance in “Once Upon a Time…” earned him rave reviews, with Britain’s Sunday Times describing it as the best by a movie star in 2019.
The award is a well-earned win for the Hollywood heartthrob, who has kept a low profile since 2016 as he went through a messy divorce with Angelina Jolie and a bitter custody battle over their six children.
Pitt faced accusations of child abuse, heavy drinking and drug use.
Since then, he has talked at length about getting sober, and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year and a half after having “taken things as far as I could take” them.
“This is for my kids who color everything I do. I adore you,” he said Sunday.
Even before his relationship with Jolie, Pitt has endured the constant tabloid spotlight — especially during his engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow and subsequent marriage to Jennifer Aniston.
“In the 90s, all that attention really threw me,” Pitt told The New York Times in an interview last year.
“It was really uncomfortable for me, the cacophony of expectations and judgments. I really became a bit of a hermit and just bonged myself into oblivion.”
‘No Man Belongs to One Woman Alone’
While many people believe in the importance of faithfulness in relationships and often advise against cheating, it appears there are some who maintain that when it comes to men, monogamy is not an option.
One of such people is Onyi Odimegwu. The Nollywood actress stated in a recent post stated that no man belongs to one woman. In a post which she made a day before Valentine’s Day, she advised people not to send her cards, flowers or forwarded messages.
“Some people have started receiving Val gifts, Pls don’t send me flowers,cards or forwarded messages to avoid embarrassment atleaest Send G string if you don’t know what to send it’s better than Audio gift..”
“No man belong to one woman alone, you can’t be good enough for everyone but you will always be the best for the one who deserves you. Remove expectations from people and you’ll remove their power from hurting your feelings.”
RMD, MI, Broda Shaggi Featured as Bollywood, Nollywood Collaborate in ‘Namaste Wahala’
Nigerian fans of Indian romance can finally look forward to one that stars some of Nollywood’s finest acts.
Indian, Lagos based businesswoman, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja is set to release her directorial debut ‘Namaste Wahala’, a romantic comedy starring Nollywood actress, Ini Dima- Okoji and Bollywood film and TV actor Ruslaan Mumtaz.
Hamisa announced back in January via an Instagram post that she would be delving into film making while opening up about the upcoming feature film. She revealed that it was going to explore cultural experiences between India and Nigeria.
She shared “With nothing but passion for film, I embarked on a journey to make a feature film that is a melting pot of my cultural experiences between India and Nigeria. The moment I made this decision, I knew that It would require that I give it focused energy in faith, and watch it all manifest.”
According to the lead actress, Ini Dima- Okojie, filming for ‘Namaste Wahala’ has wrapped up which means it’ll be dazzling the big screens soon.
The new rom-com also stars Nollywood veterans Joke Silva and Richard Mofe-Damijo alongside Instagram sensation, Broda Shaggi and Rap music star, MI Abaga.
‘No Man Wants to Marry a Woman Who Can’t Cook’
Nigerian singer, Jaywon says no man would love to marry a woman who doesn’t know how to cook.
The music star made this known via his Instagram page on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. According to him, even though many men would love to employ cooks and housemaids to take care of their homes, a woman who can take care of the home is paramount.
“How many men can come out proudly and say my wife doesn’t know how to cook or take care of the house? A real hustler will provide for his family and even employ a maid and cook but Naaaaa we are Africans and not just African but proud YORUBA MAN (LOCAL ONE FOR THAT MATTER OO) My wife must sabi cook even if she no go cook all the time but must sabi……… DELETING,” he wrote.
Jaywon’s post is connected to the debate on men getting married to only women who can cook. This conversation rose after the General Overseer of the Redeem Christian Church of God, Pastor Adeboye tweeted about men getting married to only women who can cook.