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Angelina Jolie-Brad Pitt marriage plans alleged again. Really.

July 13, 2011 |  2:12 pm

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt getting married? Yeah, right.

A new report that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are finally getting married is making the rounds — coincidentally, or perhaps not -- in the wake of the shutdown of Britain's News of the World tabloid Sunday.

We link the events only because NOTW was the tab that in January 2010 breathlessly reported Pitt and Jolie were absolutely, positively breaking up. That episode had a happy ending for the couple's charity when the paper paid an undisclosed but presumable satisfactory pile of cash to settle the ensuing violation-of-privacy claim. That suit was supported by a statement from the divorce lawyer who'd been named in the story that he'd in fact never even met the couple.

The most recent Brangelina marriage report — and there have been more than a few over the years — comes from "three separate sources" who told Us Weekly, anonymously, that an "intimate and informal" ceremony "could" take place at the couple's home in France.

Hey, anything's possible, right?

Brangelina have famously said they would not wed until same-sex marriage is universally legal in the U.S., though Angie admitted to ABC News last summer that she and Brad might marry if their kids asked them to. "The kids ask about marriage," Pitt told USA Weekend in May. "It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at."

That said, Pitt reiterated his marriage-equality stance last week, noting in a statement that while it was "encouraging that New York has joined the movement to grant equal marriage rights to its citizens" he still hoped that "someday soon this discrimination will end and every American will be able to enjoy their equal right to marriage."

In other rock-solid celebrity news, neither Charlie Sheen nor Wesley Snipes is currently dead, while as of a few days ago, Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, remained married.

Not that anyone said they'd split, of course. But hey, anything's possible, right?


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— Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at the "Salt" premiere in Hollywood on July 19, 2010. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images.