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Angelina Jolie: I'm not adopting, pregnant or marrying Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie meets the president of Croatia

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt won't be getting married any time soon -- nor will the couple be adding to their expansive family. And why do we care about these no-news confirmations? Because this time they're coming from Angelina Jolie herself.

The "Salt" star, who makes her directorial debut with the controversial war romance "Blood and Honey," spoke out about long-gestating rumors that she would marry her movie-star baby daddy.

There is "no secret wedding," she told Vanity Fair. "I'm not pregnant. I'm not adopting at the moment."

Angelina-jolie-vanity-fair So there.

The U.N. goodwill ambassador and Louis Vuitton spokesgal is much more open about discussing "Blood and Honey," the love story set against conflict in Bosnia. If the script runs a little hot, blame it on the feverish inspiration Jolie got when writing the script.

"I had the flu,” Jolie said. "I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don't watch TV and I wasn't reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn't know any other way."

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Top photo: Angelina Jolie, a U.N. goodwill ambassador, meets Croation President Ivo Jospipovic this month to discuss land mines. Credit: Office of the President of Croatia / AFP/Getty Images

Left photo: Jolie on the cover of Vanity Fair. Credit: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott / Vanity Fair

 


Brangelina -- and 350 pals -- take a private train to Glasgow

Brad Pitt and "World War Z" are moving to Glasgow

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie created their very own A-List Express on Tuesday: The star couple and their children boarded a private train in London and headed for Glasgow, Scotland, with about 350 friends.

By "friends," we mean various production staff and crew from Pitt's latest flick, "World War Z," in which the father of six attempts to stop a zombie apocalypse. Against a ticking clock, natch.

The gang arrived at the Euston train station in two SUVs with their little ones -- Maddox, 10, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5, and twins Knox and Viv, 3 -- and two big smiles, said the Daily Mail.

The three-car chartered train run by Richard Branson's Virgin made the five-hour journey to Glasgow, where production will resume, with exteriors dressed to look like Philadelphia.

Amenities on board included standard suites and bathrooms, a gift shop and a dining car, though no official sleeping quarters were available. The train is often used to cart professional sports teams, People noted.

The Pitt-Jolie clan and the film team were greeted upon arrival by about 100 fans. 

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-- Matt Donnelly
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Photos: Passers-by, left, take pictures of a set for "World War Z" in Glasgow, which is standing in for Philadelphia. On the movie's set in Malta in June, Brad Pitt, right, walked past his stand-in. Credits: Reuters


Brad Pitt gets a set visit from Angelina Jolie, Zahara and Shiloh

Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Malta

Some of Brad Pitt's best gals came to visit him Tuesday on the Malta set of his new flick, "World War Z."

Angelina Jolie, who on Sunday visited recent refugees from Ethiopia, Somalia and Libya at the Lyster Barracks detention center in Malta in her role as a U.N. goodwill ambassador, packed up eldest daughters Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 5, to visit dad Pitt on his lunch break.

The 90-minute visit occurred in the capital city Valletta's downtown district, according to People, where the girls met their father's costars: a bunch of zombies.

"World War Z" follows Pitt's character as he collects stories of human survival 10 years after a zombie outbreak threatened mankind. Incidentally, the Ministry would totally do the same kind of legwork, attending premieres and parties in bunkers at Grauman's Chinese and stuff.

The little Jolie-Pitts got to meet the undead extras while holding hands with their mom and dad. The production will reportedly move later in the summer to Glasgow, Scotland, where we can only hope Maddox, Pax and twins Knox and Viv will get to peep some bagpipe zombies.

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Photo: U.N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie visits refugees at a detention center for asylum-seekers in Malta on Sunday. Credit: Jason Tanner / U.N./Getty Images


Angelina Jolie feels 'very lucky' to have Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie seriously loves her man Brad Pitt

Just as the brood of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt has multiplied, so has their affection, it seems. Jolie is in no short supply of compliments and gratitude for the leading man in her life, a new interview reveals. 

As part of the promotion for "Kung Fu Panda 2," Jolie sat down with Britain's Guardian newspaper to discuss the qualities Pitt possesses as a man, why she loves being a natural woman and what the future of her career holds.

"I am very lucky with Brad," Jolie muses. "He is a real gentleman, but he is also a real man’s man."

"He’s got the wonderful balance of being an extraordinary, great, loving father, a very, very intelligent man and physically he’s a real man ... in all things that it means," she said.

Is it hot in here, or is it just the famous couple? While she appreciates the, uh, capabilities of Pitt, their home life is definitely all about the kids. On the longstanding question of whether she and Pitt will ever marry, Jolie offered a cagey, "We are obviously extremely committed to the children and as parents together."

This summer will see the release of a Louis Vuitton ad campaign starring Jolie and the start of production on her "Cleopatra" update. Just don't expect essence oils and skimpy gold costumes.

"I thought it was all about the glamour, but then I read about her and she was a very strong mother, she spoke five languages, and she was a leader," she said of her new interpretation of the historical Egyptian ruler.

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Photo: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Tree of Life" on May 24. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters


Brad Pitt: I'm not like that 'Tree of Life' dad at home [Video]

 

In "Tree of Life," the divisive new film from reclusive director Terrence Malick, Brad Pitt plays an emotionally withholding father who doesn't treat his kids well. He's a tough-love kind of dad -- one who aggressively teaches his boys how to box, and in one scene, even manhandles one of them at the dinner table.

But that's far from how he treats his own six children with Angelina Jolie -- Maddox, 9; Zahara, 6; Pax, 7; Shiloh, 4; and twins Vivienne and Knox, 2 -- he said at the premiere of the new film Tuesday night.

"I certainly don’t raise my kids that same way. I’m painfully aware that my actions leave an indelible mark on them in these formidable years," he said, speaking to reporters on the red carpet at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "I make sure I don’t bring my crap back home. I want to keep them free. I want them to explore that innocence for as long as possible."

Pitt said he was even worried about how the fake emotional and physical violence on set would affect the young actors who played his sons.

“We had to be careful. Because they are young boys, and you don’t want to scar them in the process,” he acknowledged. “It was explained to them ahead of time that it was playing. ... And in between we made sure we had a lot of time every day throwing the ball around and riding bikes.”

The actor was accompanied to the event by Jolie, and when the glamorous pair arrived, a swarm of cellphone-wielding onlookers and camera crews encircled them. Indeed, it seemed that most of the reporters on the carpet were interested mostly in Pitt's personal life, asking him  about his family rather than his latest film.

When one reporter asked how Pitt planned to celebrate the upcoming birthday of his daughter Shiloh, however, he smiled and began to walk away.

"Oh, no, no, no," he said, unwilling to give away the top-secret plans.

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'Kung Fu Panda 2' movie premiere: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen laugh it up [Video]

Jack Black at 'Kung Fu Panda 2' premiere

Kungfupandagalleryslide Jack Black
described what it was like to find his "inner panda" at the "Kung Fu Panda 2" premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Sunday morning. Amid a carnival on Hollywood Boulevard that resembled an inflatable Shanghai, with an endless McDonald's breakfast buffet, Black displayed his animated Zen alongside co-stars Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and James Hong (who was wearing a handmade noodle-bowl hat).

Also on the carpet: Brad Pitt, Dennis Haysbert, Danny McBride, Jean-Claude Van Damme, composer Hans Zimmer, screenwriters Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson.

The sequel to the popular animated film, about fat kung fu panda prodigy Po (Black) from a noodle-making family, delves deeper into the cuddly hero's psyche and into adoption themes, which resonated with Jolie (tigress) and her family, many of whom are adopted.

"I saw it with all my children ... and they just loved it," she said. "Nothing was surprising to them, it just made them feel good that Po was also like them."

Black, on the other hand, was content to simply goof around. Striking kung fu pose after pose and waving amiably at fans lined up along the carpet, he joked that working in 3-D for the film was no different than his everyday life.

"I guess I'm always in 3-D," he said. "We're in 3-D right now."

The last to wander amiably down the carpet was a very jovial Hoffman (Shifu), who revealed that he had a hard time finding the requisite inner peace required to make the movie until he had to go to work after having a root canal.

"I finally found inner peace," he said. "Not from the root canal. From the drugs."

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Photo: Jack Black at the "Kung Fu Panda 2" premiere. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images. Left photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press


Brad Pitt takes kids for Easter egg hunt, 'Hop' screening in L.A.

Brad pitt easter egg hunt kids Brad Pitt treated four of his six kids to some pre-Easter fun on Sunday, and the Ministry has details on their colorful afternoon.

The actor took Maddox, 9,  Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, and Shiloh, 4, to the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, where the family took in a screening of Universal's "Hop," featuring the voice of Russell Brand

Minus mom Angelina Jolie and twins Knox and Vivienne, the clan looked relaxed and happy while attending the screening, which was  followed by an afternoon of activities on site, including an Easter egg hunt.

"The kids participated in the hunt and everyone looked like they were having a great time," an onlooker said. "They stayed for pretty much the whole event."

Afterward, the group enjoyed a variety of goodies, such as rabbit-shaped peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, mini-cupcakes and treats from  A.sweet candy boutique in Beverly Hills. 

"Hop" star James Marsden was on hand, in addition to funnyman Adam Sandler, Elizabeth Perkins and Kaley Cuoco

Blowfish Malibu and Bolthouse Farms sponsored the special screening to benefit EBMRF -- an organization dedicated to researching and curing Epidermolysis bullosa, a group of skin diseases. Pitt is a longtime supporter of the foundation and has previously participated in PSAs for the group. 

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Photo: Brad Pitt at the 2010 premiere of "Megamind." Credit: Getty Images


Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt: Christmas shopping with Zahara, Shiloh

Brangelina Christmas shopping Two of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's children got a sweet surprise on a movie-promoting trip to Paris -- the brood got a head start on Christmas shopping.

With girls Zahara and Shiloh, the couple hit up the swanky Bonpoint children's boutique, where the littles ones scored gifts galore and even squeezed in some playtime. 

"Angelina was great," a shopper told People. "She's patient, and a very hands-on mother, making certain everything fits."

The "everything" would be pants and sweaters, zebra-patterned boots, pajamas, stuffed animals and gloves. Little dynamo and adorably self-expressive Shiloh had her eye set on two particular items: two full knights' costumes and a green plastic alligator.

The costumes consisted of tunics, shields and swords, and their purpose was explained by the little blond.

" 'One is for me,' she explained," the clerk told the mag. " 'The other is for my brother Pax.' "

Shiloh claimed the alligator for younger brother Knox, who with twin sis Vivienne is the youngest addition to the family. Pitt got top marks as an observant dad, appearing "very agreeable, absolutely polite and excellent with the girls."

After claiming their bounty, the girls played in a multi-level farmhouse while their parents looked on. The family is in the City of Light to promote "Megamind" and "The Tourist."

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Photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild awards. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times 


10/10/10: Celebrity scandals from a spicy year so far

6a00d8341c630a53ef01348544e626970c-pi[1] Batten down the hatches -- it's 10/10/10, a day of some sort of reckoning, because humans enjoy these kinds of mathematical patterns, yes? (That said, those who pay attention to such things might surmise that the new moon of 10/7/10 was probably a more auspicious date, in terms of big-picture life shakeups. But we digress.)

It's a time to take 10 and look back on a year that brought us the "breakup" of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, the lurrrrve patterns of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, the brain bleeds of Bret Michaels, the upskirt photography and "Hannah Montana"-ditching and gay-man grinding and envelope-pushing of an "OMG I'm almost 18 now!" Miley Cyrus, and nationwide auditions for "Glee," which if nothing else revealed an insane lack of reading comprehension among the youth of America.

And don't forget the deaths of Corey Haim, Andrew Koenig and "Deadliest Catch" Capt. Phil Harris, and the arrest of Jake Harris.

But moving forward, we present 10 spicy celebrity scandals and sagas from the first 10 months of 2010. It's enough to leep you talking about for at least 10 minutes -- or you can chat about a different story with 10 different people.

10. Artie Lange, Howard Stern's sidekick, attempted suicide in January by stabbing himself nine times, only to be rescued in time when his mom stopped by to bring him food. He's recovered now, playing his first club standup date Sept. 26, coincidentally one day after the accidental prescription drug overdose of comic Greg Giraldo, on whom the plug was pulled Sept. 29.

9. Casey Johnson, heiress to the Johnson & Johnson fortune and "fiancee" of Tila Tequila, was found dead on Jan. 4. Johnson's death was ruled to be the result of natural causes including not attending to her diabetes, but Tequila worked it for all it was worth. Oh yeah, Miss Tila's trying to get a sex tape with an old boyfriend pulled from the market now, but the judge pretty much laughed at her.

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Angelina Jolie will not play Marilyn Monroe, rep says

Angelina-jolie-marilyn-monroeAngelina Jolie won't be playing Marilyn Monroe in a movie telling Monroe's story from a "dog's-eye view," according to her management. 

Though an overseas report indicated Brad Pitt's partner would embody screen bombshell Monroe, Angie apparently will not see this side of a subway vent anytime soon -- no matter how she looks rocking platinum-blond hair.

Don't shoot the messenger.

In an e-mail from Jolie's rep, the Ministry was told, "Angelina is NOT attached to this project."

A dispatch from the UK's Daily Mail has author Andrew O'Hagan "confirming" that Jolie would portray the icon in a film adaptation of a book he wrote in the voice of a Scottish poodle given to Monroe by Frank Sinatra; the article also had past Pitt costar George Clooneyincorrectly attached to play Sinatra. O'Hagan has been a UNICEF UK ambassador for about the same amount of time Jolie's been involved with the U.N.'s refugee agency.

"The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of His Friend Marilyn Monroe" won't be released stateside until December.

Jolie's non-attachment doesn't surprise us -- after all, the mother of six is ...

 

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