Either Brangelina doesn’t know what it’s doing or the media doesn’t. Brad’s family don’t want him with Angelina and this is putting stress on their relationship as it would on any relationship. But then another source in The Sun claims that they are doing fine – perhaps a little tired. Exhausted for sure. But according to the Daily Mail she says he’s boring and toxic and Brad says she needs to see a shrink.
What is fabulously interesting is the extent of their wealth. This from looking good and from the ability to memorise a few lines. They, says the Daily Mail, have a £205 million fortune, and several homes between them.
Who knows how much of this is true, but what we do know is that the media is indefinitely interested in this couple.
Or not. One never knows. I was convinced it was all perfect after hearing about their family holiday Cottar’s Safari in Kenya.
But according to The Times of London the two “have signed papers paving the way for a legal separation with joint custody of their six children, it was reported last night”.
Cottars Safari had to put up this gate to deter the paparazzi from gate crashing the Brangelina family holiday. The pole across the road worked a miracle while the family was visiting rural Kenya. Only one lone “bird-watcher” made his way into the camp. He was swiftly shown his way back along the dust road, and Brad and Angelina were left to enjoy the company of their children on their safari holiday. Read More…
I met with my family in Kenya as I’ve already told you. I had the good luck to stay at a distant cousin, Calvin Cottar’s lodge between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara National Park. Very beautiful. Loads of animals. And an interesting entry in their visitor’s book.
I found these scribblings of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their children in the visitor’s book. Sweet I thought. Read More…
Sorry. Sorry. Sorry.
I feel like I’ve neglected a child. I’ve left stagnant my blog without explanation or excuse for weeks now.
It’s been on my mind even though I’ve been completely out of touch, out of the loop and distracted. I’ve also been disconnected literally and figuratively until today.
I’ve had things to say but haven’t had an opportunity to say them.
But firstly an apology is in order. An apology to my blog and to those readers who care.
I wish I had gone online from Kenya to describe the beauty of what I saw when I met with my father’s family for a gathering there. We stayed in a tented camp between the Serengeti and Masai Mara National Park. The Cottar’s Safari is run by my relatives. It’s a beautiful part of the world. Isolated and remarkably restful. I felt and was on holiday.
On holiday a few weeks earlier there were Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and their children. I spotted their names and the delightful drawings by their children in the guest book. Apparently the couple spent a week playing with their children and spotting wildlife. Spotting wildlife is not difficult in this garden of Eden. It’s bountiful.
I will be writing more about Kenya and its conservation issues when I am back at work. For now I can say that I wish I had had more time in Nairobi and some time on the coast. I’ll go back I hope.
For the rest of the holiday I’ve been on our beautiful wild coast, and now we’re in the mountains of the eastern cape where we’re holidaying with friends for the New Year week.
A happy New Year to everybody. I hope that 2010 brings peace and happiness to us all.
Thousands of people were forced from their homes, two weeks ago, when the most brutal tropical storm, Ketsana, brought the worst flooding in parts of Philippines in more than 40 years.
Too many have been living like this in Pasig city east of Manila:
Maybe with more innovative housing designs like the FLOAT house people would be less vulnerable. A house that can sit on top of floodwaters: here it is with thanks to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation home-building project:
The couple have only once before been spotted in public with their latest offspring the twins Knox and Vivienne. But yesterday twitterer and ice-cream store owner Ihab Fakhouri, in Amman, Jordan, snapped them and tweeted this picture of the happy family.
Brangelina have been in the Middle East for Angelina’s humanitarian work as goodwill ambassodor for the United Nations’ refugee agency, UNHCR.
See more pictures on this Hello story here.
Update: Hard to believe that this happy family is having problems as has been suggested by the Daily Mail – again. Brad has been visiting Jen – again.
This morning I watched Brad Pitt on the wonderful Real Time with Bill Maher show denying he smokes dope. It’s not good for his career. He is a family man. “I certainly had my day. Now it kind of turns me into a doughnut…I’m a dad now. You want to be alert, and my eyes used to glaze over when I [got high].” Remember him in that wonderful film,True Romance?
However…Quentin Tarantino also on the media circuit promoting Inglorious Basterds said on the Howard Stern show a few days after Pitt appeared on Real Time that when he’d gone to France to pitch Pitt the role in “Inglourious Basterds”, the two of them had had a fine time together. This gossip site tells it like this:
The two apparently got along famously, putting away five bottles of wine together while gabbing about the film. But Pitt doesn’t just know how to hold his liquor – he also knows how to relate well with fellow stoners. Tarantino revealed that the coolest thing Pitt ever did was take out a brick of hash, break off a piece, and give it to him. Proving that they were both old pros, Tarantino promptly asked for a pipe…but Brad Pitt gave him a soda can instead. Without missing a beat, Tarantino said, “Yeah, I know what to do with this.”
Is this a clever marketing strategy? Did the two men discuss this last week?
She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s very very famous. She turns 34 today. She’s married to Brad Pitt. And this year she has topped Forbe’s The Celebrity 100 list. No surprise really.
Have you seen Brad Pitt’s tattoo? It’s written in Khmer and says… 06/4/75 – his wife’s birthday.
The top 10 celebrities, according to Forbes magazine are: Read More…
They are sexy, together, in love, I would say.
After much gossip about trouble in this marriage, the couple spent last night with the cast and crew of Brad’s latest film, the Quentin Tarantino directed Inglourious Basterds. And tonight they’ve just appeared on the red carpet for the premiere of the movie – looking stunning, and well, very very happy. It’s the first time they’ve appeared together in public since February.
Angelina flew in on Tuesday after spending a day at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. She is goodwill ambassador for the UN’s refugee agency and was there to hear a war crimes tribunal against Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga, who is charged with abduction and forcing children to fight in the civil war and act as sex slaves.
Here she is Tuesday in The Hague: