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Angelina Jolie's tattoo sparks new rumors about baby with Brad Pitt

April 6, 2011 |  1:19 pm

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A bit of new ink on Angelina Jolie's tattooed arm has speculators in a tizzy over the possibility that the actress may be adopting or having another child with partner Brad Pitt -- rumors that are eclipsing her international altruism.

The UN refugee agency's goodwill ambassador visited Somali refugees at the Libya-Tunisia border earlier this week while showing off a tattoo of another set of map coordinates below the numerals marking the birthplaces of her six children, WonderWall reported.

Angelina Jolie tattoo closeupThe tattoo begins "N 35" degrees, which could point to Algeria, the blog said. Though it could also signify Pitt's Oklahoma birthplace, In Touch reported. And a source told People that the new baby rumors were also false.

The Cleopatra star's international brood includes Maddox, 9, born in Cambodia; Pax, 7, born in Vietnam; Zahara, 6, born in Ethiopia; Shiloh, 4, born in Namibia; and Vivienne and Knox, the couple's 2-year-old twins who call France their birthplace.

Jolie, 35, and Pitt, 47, have squelched new baby rumors recently, though Jolie has said she is not opposed to adding to the clan.

Jolie enabled 177 people to fly back to their homelands and donated an ambulance for health efforts in Tunisia via the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

"The international community has done well to reinforce Tunisia's remarkable relief effort," Jolie said in a statement. "But with 2,000 people still crossing each day, we cannot let the funding dry up and need to sustain the momentum."

Meanwhile, papa Pitt took the kids to a screening of "Hop" in Los Angeles and an Easter egg hunt.

What a fam.

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Photos: Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie visits Somali refugees at Shousha Camp, near the Tunisian-Libyan boder at Ras Djir on Tuesday; arm closeup. Credit: Jason Tanner / UNHCR / Associated Press


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Keanu Reeves talks 'Bill & Ted' three-quel

Keanu Reeves talks 'Bill and Ted' film Keanu Reeves says there will be a third installment of the cult "Bill & Ted" franchise.

Dude.

The actor, who played Ted in the films, had previously said that original writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon were "going to try and see if they can write something."

And while promoting his indie comedy "Henry's Crime," he told MTV Monday that he believed "the writers are six weeks away from a draft."

The previous films, "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey," hit theaters in 1989 and 1991, respectively, and costarred Alex Winter as Bill. The actors, who in "Excellent Adventure" played high schoolers traveling through time to piece together a history project, are now in their mid-40s -- and Reeves says that's "pretty excellent."

"The Matrix" star said the third film will likely build on the previous story lines.

"When we last got together, part of it was that Bill and Ted were supposed to have written the song that saved the world, and it hasn't happened," Reeves told MTV. "So they've now become kind of possessed by trying to do that. Then there's an element of time and they have to go back."

Do you think a third installment would be excellent or bogus?

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Photo: Keanu Reeves attends a screening of "Henry's Crime" at Landmark's Sunshine Cinema on April 4, 2011, in New York City. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images


Lauren Conrad lands three-book deal with HarperCollins

Lauren conrad book Adjust those Oliver Peoples kitten frames, Lauren Conrad fans — the former "The Hills" star has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins.

Conrad will be writing a young adult series as a follow-up to her New York Times bestseller "L.A. Candy."

"This series is about a girl who loves everything that fame is, and that's all she's ever really wanted," Conrad tells Us of protagonist Madison. "[She] has fun with the press, she enjoys the attention, she welcomes scandal!"

What a stretch.

In all seriousness, Lauren has done quite well for herself on and off the bookshelf. She also has a successful clothing line and a fragrance from mark cosmetics. 

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Heidi Montag, Jake Pavelka and Danielle Staub together at last?

Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka and Heidi Montag to star on VH1 show
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and Jake Pavelka were spotted together at Café Med in West Hollywood on Tuesday. But it's not what you think. Danielle Staub was there too.

The oft-loathed reality stars — she of Speidi infamy and he of "The Bachelor" bizarro-land — were spotted alongside Staub (the also-oft-loathed New Jersey housewife) and other reality series alumni, said to make up the cast of a new VH1 show. They're supposed to get a restaurant up and running in 28 days, according to People.

So if you thought each of these reality semi-stars was cringe-inducing on his/her own, try not to imagine what they'll be like altogether. Chills.

"They are revamping a restaurant from the ground up. They started shooting this past weekend," a source told the mag.

File that under: Really?! Gordon Ramsay must be fuming with sweaty bullets of rage right about now.

What do you think of this trio? Will you watch whatever it is they're cooking up?

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Photo: Left, Danielle Staub on Feb. 15, 2011. Credit: Marc Stamas / Getty Images. Center, Jake Pavelka in April 2010. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press. Right, Heidi Montag on Nov. 16, 2009. Credit: Will Ragozzino / Getty Images.


Ricky Gervais sings and dances in '80s pop duo Seona Dancing!

We knew about "The Office," "Extras" and his various other shows but, oh, Ricky Gervais... why did you never tell us about this?

The controversial Golden Globes host and sharp-tongued comic used to be in the '80s synth duo Seona Dancing.  And for the '80s and its unfortunate hairstyles, he looked real good.

Watch the music video for the band's chart topping single "Bitter Heart" above. A bounty that will live forever on YouTube. And yes, it's really Ricky!

Maybe he sees this as an unwanted blemish on his less-than-squeaky-clean career, but we see it as a goldmine. Are you as in love with this version of Ricky as we are? Tell us in comments.

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Ryan Murphy of 'Glee' apologizes for using f-bombs, says Kings of Leon are 'cool'

Glee's Ryan Murphy with cast

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has made his version of an apology to the Kings of Leon and the Foo Fighters after the bands wouldn't allow their music to be used on the hit show.

"I didn't speak with as much clarity as I would have liked," Murphy told the Hollywood Reporter, referring to his expletive-peppered comments about the bands in January.

Let's just say he, like the Kings of Leon, was being a poor sport.

"I completely understand when artists don't want a show or another artist to interpret their songs. In fact, I respect it," he added. "It's their personal work and I'd feel the same way. We get turned down all the time and [I] don't fight it or even go back after a rejection."

Slash and singer Bjork also passed on having their music on the show.

After Murphy's initial comments, Kings of Leon member Nathan Followill shot back at him to "buy a new bra" and get over it.  Critics deemed the language homophobic.

It's been said that Gwyneth Paltrow, a "Glee" guest star and Murphy's pal, may have brokered peace talks through a series of text messages.

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Royal wedding: Kate Middleton probably won't sign a pre-nup

Kate middleton prenup Apparently the good news doesn't stop for Kate Middleton -- she has bagged herself an insanely eligible man in Prince William, will one day earn the title of queen consort of the United Kingdom and, according to a new report, won't have to sign a pre-nup.

Royal expert Victoria Arbiter "highly doubts" Kate will need to sign such a document, which often secures one's assets in the case of divorce.

"They're common in America but rare here in England, so much so that, while they do carry some weight in a court of law, they're not 100% legally binding," Arbiter told CBS News.

"Obviously, William has a vast wealth to protect, money in a trust from Diana and the queen mother, but he's intimated that divorce is not an option for him. He wants to avoid the pitfalls of former members of the royal family," she said.

A divorce, in this case, would be "catastrophic" for the monarchy, Arbiter said. But is it likely? We'd guess not, given the couple's general buttoned-up adorableness. But enough talk of divorce. Keep your eyes on the prize with our royal wedding watch.

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Photo: Kate Middleton rocks a chic trench in Belfast on March 8. Credit: Chris Jackson / Getty Images


Sean Hayes to play Larry in Farrelly Bros.' 'The Three Stooges' film

Sean Hayes to play Larry in "The Three Stooges" Sean Hayes is heading to the big screen to play Larry in the Farrelly Brothers' upcoming film "The Three Stooges."

Hayes, 40, who made his way into the heart of television audiences as "Will & Grace's" flamboyant neighbor Jack McFarland, is starring on Broadway in the musical comedy "Promises, Promises."

"Thanks, everyone. I've been honored with the chance to play an iconic member of The Three Stooges. I will make it as funny as I can," the Emmy winner tweeted.

Hayes beat out Sean Penn for the role, Us Magazine reports. But the search is still on for Moe to complete the trio.

Hayes last appeared in movie theaters with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in 2007 in "The Bucket List." He'll be joining "MADtv's" Will Sasso, who will play Curly, in the slapstick comedy based on the 1930s vaudeville act.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly of "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary" fame recently released the Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis comedy "Hall Pass." The brotherly duo will be working with Twentieth Century Fox to produce "The Three Stooges," set to hit theaters in 2012.

What do you think of Hayes playing Larry? Are you excited to seem him back on the big screen? Let us know in comments.

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