■ Angelina Jolie admitted this week that she and her six kids are struggling emotionally in the wake of her acrimonious split from husband Brad Pitt. “It’s been a difficult few months,” Jolie, 41, said in an interview with BBC World News, adding that her focus right now is “getting through the day.” Her rattled children often sleep in her room, she said. The actress filed for divorce last year after an incident on a private flight in which, she alleged, Pitt, 53, was verbally and physically abusive to son Maddox, 15. Jolie also claimed Pitt abused alcohol and drugs; he has denied all allegations. Jolie retains physical custody of the kids, while Pitt is allowed supervised visits. “I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer,” Jolie said. “We are and forever will be a family.”
■ Lisa Marie Presley is embroiled in a bitter custody battle over her twin daughters, and is charging that her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood, had a trove of disturbing photos of children. In court papers, Presley, the 49-year-old daughter of Elvis Presley, alleged that Lockwood, 55, is the subject of a criminal investigation involving photos of children found on his electronic devices. Presley told authorities she was “shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach” over the photos, but Lockwood’s lawyer dismisses her claims as “highly sensational, inaccurate, and unproven.” The twins, 8, are now living with their grandmother, Priscilla Presley, 71.
■ Former teen idol David Cassidy this week revealed that he is suffering from dementia. Cassidy, 66, starred in the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, and has been touring as a singer ever since. But after a disastrous show last week in which he could not remember lyrics he’d sung for a half century, Cassidy decided to go public about the disease, which afflicted both his grandfather and mother. “A part of me always knew this was coming,” he told People, recalling how he watched his mother “disappear” into dementia before her death. “In the end, the only way I knew she recognized me is with one single tear that would drop from her eye every time I walked into the room.” Cassidy has decided to stop touring and “focus on what I am, who I am, and how I’ve been without any distractions. I want to enjoy life.” ■