Memo Pad: Angelina's New Act... Camilla Akrans... Remembering Leo...

Like her paramour, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie is quietly cashing in on her image in Asia, where she will soon appear in ads for Shiseido.

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

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ANGELINA'S NEW ACT: Like her paramour, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie is quietly cashing in on her image in Asia, where she will soon appear in ads for Shiseido. Jolie recently flew to Los Angeles to pose for three different Shiseido campaigns, all of which will never see the light of day in the U.S. — instead, she is using her star power to promote Shiseido's powder eye color and liquid eye color in Japan. Jolie has worked with Shiseido before, but a company spokeswoman in the U.S. declined to comment further. It's unclear whether Jolie will pocket the ad money or go the more charitable route.

Camilla Akrans shot Jolie on April 20 at Hollywood Studios and the images, which will appear in fashion magazines and billboards in Japan, will show up in September for the powder eye color and in March for the liquid eye color. — Amy Wicks

REMEMBERING LEO: The publication of Condé Nast editor and renowned party host Leo Lerman's journals, "The Grand Surprise," was celebrated Monday, fittingly, in his antique-filled apartment in The Osborne, where his longtime companion, Gray Foy, still lives. Foy, who was jokingly referred to as "the last splinter of the true cross," was said to have begun introducing himself by saying, "Hello, I'm old." Surrounded by former Vogue editor in chief Grace Mirabella and, at times, O magazine editor in chief Amy Gross, he held court at the head of the drawing room, where Lerman's longtime assistant and journals editor, Stephen Pascal, said Lerman would have been, too. "He believed every party needed a center," Pascal said, as guests such as Steve Martin, Richard Meier, Nancy Novogrod and Ruth Reichl struggled to make their ways through the crowd. And what were the lessons he'd imparted to all the famous editors there? "He taught people to trust their instincts, to write about bright people and not be swayed by publicity," said Pascal. Writer Tracy Young recalled filling in for Lerman's assistant while he was hospitalized, with the instructions not to reveal his whereabouts. "Do you know who this is?" Young remembered one caller saying angrily, "It's Marlene Dietrich." Young responded, "You can't fool me with that phony accent." It wasn't long before she got a call from Lerman himself: "What did you say to Marlene Dietrich?" — Irin Carmon
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