Brad Pitt Family Day Out

Brad Pitt totes Zahara – who turns 5 on Friday – as he and Angelina Jolie take Shiloh, Pax and Maddox to a matinee showing of Mary Poppins at New York’s New Amsterdam Theater Sunday.

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Angelina Debuts New Tattoos

As could be expected, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt proved quite an eyeful at Saturday’s New York premiere of her new movie. Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood.

But, in fact, there was even more to meet the eye on the leading lady: two new tattoos – to complement her ink indicating global birth coordinates of children Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh.

Jolie has had the July 12 French birthplace of twins Knox and Vivienne enscribed twice on her left shoulder beneath the latitude and longitude of their other children.

Brad Pitt Gives $100,000 to Fight Gay Marriage Ban

The same week he and Angelina Jolie pledged $2 million to help fight tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, Brad Pitt has given $100,000 to stop a California ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage – the largest donation so far from a prominent individual in the entertainment industry, reports Variety.

“Because no one has the right to deny another their life even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn’t harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8,” Pitt, who gave to the group Californians Against Eliminating Basic Rights, said in a statement. Read the rest of this entry »

Brad & Angelina’s Family Album

DOUBLE HAPPINESS

“An awe words fail to describe,” dad Brad Pitt tells people about his reaction to seeing twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline for the first time after being born via cesarean section on July 12. And mom Angelina Jolie, who was worried because they were premature, breathed a sigh of relief when “I saw they were big and screaming with healthy lungs. I was at peace.”

‘HER BABIES’

No longer the baby of the famiy, 2-year-old Shiloh (pointing at Knox) has embraced her role as big sister. “Shiloh calls them her babies,” says Jolie. “She and Z (Zahara, 3) pick out their clothes and help change and hold them.”

WHAT’S IN A NAME

“The name Vivienne came to us early, as if she named herself – she has always been Viv,” says Pitt of his new daughter (left). “And Marcheline is to honor Angie’s mother. Knox came soon after. It is a family name, my grandfather’s. Léon is a classic French name.”

No longer the baby of the famiy, 2-year-old Shiloh (pointing at Knox) has embraced her role as big sister. “Shiloh calls them her babies,” says Jolie. “She and Z (Zahara, 3) pick out their clothes and help change and hold them.”

THE SIX-PACK

Having six children is “chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time,” says Jolie (with Pax, 4, Viv, Zahara, Knox and Shiloh, who’s lying on top of Maddox, 7). Luckily, the couple is getting help from Grammy and Papa – a.k.a. Pitt’s parents, Jane and Bill, who are staying with them at the Château Miraval in Provence, France.

MOMMY INSTINCT

Shiloh (holding Viv) and Zahara are “little mommies” to the twins, says Jolie. “Viv is proving to resemble Ange in spirit, attitude and physicality,” says Pitt. “And Knox, a bit of me.”

SHOWERED WITH AFFECTION

Always the life of the party in the Jolie-Pitt clan, Zahara has become a nurturing sister to Viv (in foreground) and Knox. “My mom loved being a mom and made sure her children knew every day how much joy we brought to her,” says Jolie. “I hope to give that to my kids.”

BIG BROTHERS

Maddox (left, cradling Viv while Pax checks out Knox) is the informal leader of the six-pack. “This is Mad’s fourth/fifth time becoming an older bro. He’s asking us when we can have more,” says Pitt.

ONE-ON-ONE

To help prepare the kids for the twins’ arrival, Jolie and Pitt had Pax (with little brother Knox) and his siblings watch “a Dora the Explorer where Dora’s mom has twins – a boy and a girl,” says Jolie. “They watched that a lot. They were excited.”

KIDS WILL BE KIDS

Pax and Zahara love to play hide-and-seek on the château grounds while the twins – who are on the same schedule, breast-feeding every three hours (”It gets a little crowded at the bar,” jokes Pitt) – take naps.

LOVE SCENE

“Wanting a big family is one of the things that brought us together,” says Jolie (with Viv, left, and Knox). Agrees Pitt: “Always said if I were to do it, I’d do it big.”

Meet Vivienne & Knox Jolie-Pitt

They are just 3 weeks old, but twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline are about to take the world by storm.

In an exclusive interview and photos, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie offer people an intimate look at their growing family.

“It is chaos, but we are managing it and having a wonderful time,” Jolie tells people of daily life at the Château Miraval in Provence, France, where the couple’s four older children – Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2 – have been enjoying a summer of outdoor play (hide-and-seek is a favorite) on the château’s sprawling grounds.

Adds Pitt: “[It’s] still a cuckoo’s nest.”

Fortunately, they already have some household helpers. “[Shiloh] and Z pick out [the twins’] clothes and help change and hold them,” says Jolie. “It’s sweet – they are little mommies.”

For the complete story, including 19 pages of intimate family photos and the full interview with Brad and Angelina, pick up this week’s issue of people, on newsstands Monday. source people mag

Brad and Angelina sell baby pictures for a record £7.5million

They are already earning a Hollywood star’s salary and they are just two weeks old.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have sold the first pictures of their newborn twins to a magazine for a reported £7.5 million.

Pictures of the Hollywood couple’s new arrivals, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline will be the most expensive baby pictures ever.

After a fierce contest between the celebrity magazines, Hello! outbid its rival OK! magazine for the rights to the pictures, and even brought its publication date forward to August 4 to capitalise on the coup.

The twins have remained hidden from public view since they were born at Lenval hospital in the south of France on July 13.

Jolie, 33, whose late mother Marcheline was French has also bought a chateau in the country to retain her Gallic heritage.

Brangelina’s first biological child, Shiloh Nouvel was born in Namibia in 2006.

Pictures of her were sold to Hello! for £2 million which the couple donated to charity.

They have also adopted three children: six-year-old Maddox, from Cambodia; Zahara, aged three, from Ethiopia; and four-year-old Pax from Vietnam.

Bonjour! Jolie-Pitt Twins Are the Talk of Nice

Just hours after he cut the umbilical cords of his newborn twins, Brad Pitt welcomed the mayor of Nice and told him, “I’m the happiest father ever.”

In fact, the proud papa kept repeating the phrase over and over again, Mayor Christian Estrosi – who visited Pitt and Angelina Jolie in their hospital room – told the local newspaper Nice-Matin.

The twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, were born Saturday and the mayor came by the next day to sign their birth certificates.

According to the paper, the babies spent Saturday night in Jolie’s room and she took care of them by herself.

The actress’s obstetrician, Dr. Michel Sussmann, also said that Knox and Vivienne – who weighed in at 5.03 and 5 lbs., respectively – are in excellent health, but they do need to gain some weight. He told Nice-Matin that Jolie may remain at the hospital another six or seven days while the newborns grow.

While the duration of Jolie’s hospital stay remains to be seen, Mayor Estrosi added that Pitt and Jolie have great affection for Nice and the Fondation Lenval hospital, which overlooks the Mediterranean.

“[Brad] told me we chose one of the best hospitals in the world, one of the best doctors, one of the best medical teams,” he told the paper. “And also the most beautiful bay in the world.”