For Angelina Jolie, an intimate gathering would seem impossible given that she’s one of the most famous women in the world.

But somehow, on Thursday in Hollywood, she and partner Brad Pitt managed just that in support of her film “In The Land of Blood and Honey.”

On a promotional tour that has seen broadcast sit-downs and a New York opening, Jolie screened her Bosnian love-and-war epic for industry types and friends, and about 200 of her and Pitt’s biggest fans (one had a “‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith” poster waiting to be signed).

Spending an unusual amount of time on the red carpet to hype the project, Jolie rolled with a team but was never far from Pitt, who held the excess fabric of her blue gown as she descended the stairs at the ArcLight Cinemas.

Her father, Jon Voight, showed up to lend support, as did Jolie’s girlfriend and fellow mom Gwen Stefani, but the evening’s focus was the devastating ethnic cleansing depicted in “Blood and Honey,” which features a cameo by Pitt (his appearance is quick and brutal).

That made for a humble after-party at an event space two blocks from the theater, where maroon drapes gave a holiday vibe to well-wishers like Eli Roth, pals with Pitt since “Inglourious Basterds,” and Sony Pictures co-chair Amy Pascal.

Jolie greeted virtually everyone, indulged in conversation and made sure all were fed and watered.

Rachel Crow’s X-Factor loss causes a stir

NEW YORK – Declaring herself unable to choose between two rival contestants, an “X Factor” judge cast her vote against Rachel Crow in an emotion-filled scene Thursday that led to the young singer collapsing onstage and the studio audience booing the judge.

On the Fox network talent competition, the vote was two against Marcus Canty, 20, and one for eliminating 13-year-old Rachel.

Then distraught judge Nicole Scherzinger said she couldn’t make the painful choice between them, explaining, “I love and adore both of you.”

Instead, she opted to force the decision into viewers’ hands by choosing Rachel and deadlocking the judges’ votes, two against two. The bizarre scene triggered Rachel’s exit, since she had the lower number of votes from viewers, and heated discussion on social networks.

Hulk Hogan sues ex-wife over her book remarks

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Wrestler Hulk Hogan is suing his ex-wife, claiming she lied and defamed him in her new book.

The St. Petersburg Times reports that Hogan – whose real name is Terry Bollea – filed the lawsuit Thursday in Clearwater, Fla.

The 18-page lawsuit claims Linda Bollea wrote “Wrestling the Hulk – My Life Against the Ropes” to help revive her career.

She wrote that her husband abused her during their marriage and had homosexual encounters.

Terry Bollea says the claims have harmed his reputation. He’s demanding a jury trial and a halt to his ex-wife’s comments.

He says she has also made claims during promotional interviews on national television.