Angelina Jolie Wins Another Oscar
Just for being her saintly self!
You have to hand it to Angelina Jolie, sheâ€™s pretty much superwoman. Besides being an award-winning actress with model good looks and a gorgeous boyfriend withÂ whom sheâ€™s raising their six â€” six! â€” children, she also somehow finds time to do a whole lot of good in the world.
If you havenâ€™t heard, Angelina has been chosen to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her volunteer work. Jolieâ€™s work includes risking her life to bring much-needed attention to refugees of war-torn countries like Afghanistan and Sierra Leone. She also, along with her family, created the Madox Jolie Pitt Foundation, which is â€śdedicated to eradicating extreme rural poverty, protecting natural resources and conserving wildlife.â€ť
Talk about an overachiever! But seriously, she really deserves this award, and I hope there is a lot of hoopla around this news because even with the bright light of Angelinaâ€™s star, not nearly enough attention is paid to the suffering of innocent people in this world. Itâ€™s fun to read and write about what celebrities are wearing and who theyâ€™re dating, but at the end of the day, none of that frivolity matters. But when a celebrity goes out of their way to help others, they deserve to be recognized and honored.
Celeb-obsessed freelance writer Kristin Zimmermann also works as the content and social-media manager for mshopefoundation.com. When not writing or reading she is dabbling in floristry, gardening, cooking, and more recently, organic chemistry â€” or making her own beauty products with organic ingredients.