Angelina’s doctor to the press: chill out, the babies are not here yet

When Angelina’s doctor announced earlier that he was going to make an announcement, as xiaoecho phrased it, some were worried, some expectant (like Angelina) and others rolled their eyes. The news is anti-climatic is no doubt in response to the immense clamoring for information from the press. He said she’s still pregnant, gave vague information as to when she’s due, and said she’s fine and will be in the hospital for a while. Her health is absolutely normal, according to her doctor:

“Everything is normal,” the obstetrician said in French, as he also said in English, “She is very well, and she’s okay.”

“It is simply a visit of surveillance, no birth,” Sussmann said of his patient, who entered the hospital over the weekend. “Brad and Angie want everyone to know that everything is going well.”

Saying that Jolie’s “very, very nice,” the doctor added, “She will stay in the hospital until the birth. I will stay with her.”

What he was not specific about was the due date. “This is something you can’t program, you never know for sure,” he said.


US Weekly adds the detail that Angelina’s obstetrician Dr. Sussman said “in the weeks to come” when asked when she was due exactly. Her Kung Fu Panda co-star Dustin Hoffman said in an interview at Cannes that she was due August 19, but it is thought that may be a ruse to buy the actress some much needed privacy after the birth. She has said that she “plans to disappear for a month or so” after she gives birth. She’s disappeared for the past month, so she just might be able to manage it if she stays holed up in that immense villa. We’ll have to see when they announce the birth, because she may be planning to try and keep it a secret for as long as possible. Who can blame her? Show the love, Badettes.

Thanks to WENN for these photos of the hospital where Angelina is staying in Nice. It must suck there. Header image of Brad at the hospital thanks to Splash News.

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  1. Kaiser/ Hippacrat says:

    Someone on another site made this joke before, but it’s really funny – I bet Angie’s ob/gyn sends her flowers. :)

  2. Syko says:

    With the fee he’s probably charging her, he should!

  3. cc says:

    “It must suck there.”

    You said it. I wouldn’t go there if someone paid me. :P

  4. geronimo says:

    So, syko, a shared birthday is still not out of the question. That ob’s very vague, isn’t he, with his ‘maybe tomorrow, maybe next month, who can say?’ business. Very French.

  5. Kaiser/ Hippacrat says:

    I’ve never seen a hospital that looks like an expensive beach hotel. Bay of Angels, indeed.

    My fave headline today? “Doc Says Buns Still In Oven” :) I think it was a Brit site.

  6. kerri says:

    betcha she DOESNT “disappear” for a month after she has them..

  7. Scott F. says:

    You know, I remember in the ‘good ole days’ when I was growing up – we had this itchy little thing called temporal mechanics, and it seemed to work just fine for us.

    Pretty basic premise really: cause – effect – report. Someone would do something newsworthy, it would play out, then people would report on it. This kind of reporting and media whoring just bothers me.

    This is EXACTLY what pisses me off about televised sporting events these days. What ever happened to just watching the damn game? I don’t need 2 hours of pre-game followed by an hour of post-game wrap up.

    I mean, how full of yourself do you actually have to become before you think that you NOT having a child is worthy of a news conference?

  8. Bodhi says:

    Woot woot! Thanks for the shout out CB :D

    Wow, that seems like a great place to have a baby or two!

    I bet that doctor is BEYOND sick of people buggin him about this. I think the whole point was to tell everyone to calm down & leave them be. Wonder if it’ll actually happen…

  9. steph says:

    Angelina acts like she is the first woman to ever give birth to twins-flying her doctor in to stay with her?? Reserving four rooms, special view. I wonder how the poor people she cares about so much in Africa do it without all those luxuaries. Even J-LO wasn’t this bad!

  10. Syko says:

    Let’s be honest. If we could afford it, we’d all be in the best four rooms in the hospital with the ocean view, having our favorite doctors fly in, eating peacock tongues on toast (eww!) and being pampered for a week or so before giving birth. It would certainly beat that middle of the night drive to the hospital, bent double in pain, and then checking out of a shared room the next day.

    As for the people in Africa – I don’t think we can fault B & A on the things they have done for others. Of course, I realize they only do it out of spite and self-aggrandizement, but they do it.

  11. IMO says:

    What an attention seeker.

    She is milking every PR move possible from this pregnancy.

    Most actresses simply release a short statement AFTER they have given birth, but this nut job has to hold a press conference and a press release to let everyone know she is in the hospital.

  12. devilgirl says:

    Well, I will be able to sleep better tonight.

  13. IMO says:

    We know she has a movie to promote, but this is too much.

    She keeps releasing private information and making sure she is garnering enough publicity from the most private things.

    It’s pathetic enough to talk about your sex life to get some attention, but to exploit the fact that you are pregnant like this, is really low.

  14. Linda says:

    BTW – does anyone else find it odd that she would take a helicopter to the hospital???

    Let’s see – they talk all this crap about going green and how much of a carbon footprint did that ride leave.

    On top of that, it really draws attention that she’s gone to the hospital…oh wait, good PR move to draw attention to the fact that you’ve gone to the hospital by arriving in a helicopter!!! Talk about a TOTAL MEDIA WHORE!!!

  15. Silly Lilly says:

    waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait!!!! THATS the HOSPITAL??? Just right there smack dab in the middle of all those beach umbrellas?

    Oh man…we do it wrong here…very very wrong…the best view from my maternity ward was of the highway……


  16. Syko says:

    I don’t find it odd at all to take a helicopter to the hospital if you can afford one and if you are out in the boonies and have all those wind-y country gran-prix type roads to negotiate.

    BADette on duty!

  17. Kaiser/ Hippacrat says:

    Yeah, Syko, I was thinking about doing that, but then I just started daydreaming about how pretty the beh-behs are going to be. *SWOON*

  18. I choose me says:

    As always Angelina’s damned if she does, damned if she doesn’t. The tabs and gossip sites have been speculating about whether or not she’d given birth for weeks. I think this press release is just a way to put all the speculation to rest. At least for a little while. On another note. Is that really the hospital? For real?

    Proud, card carrying BADette!

  19. Anon says:

    Considering the winding roads around there, her possibly fragile health and the very great likelihood that they would be absolutely mobbed by 1000 pap cars, which could very easily turn into a dangerous road situation, I can so not blame her for taking the chopper to the hospital.

  20. Mairead says:

    ah boo – what an anticlimax! Bleedin’ starstruck hospitals not even able to just send a feckin’ fax to AP or something. And not even an overly-expressive Gallic face or indeed a “Bof!!-and-shrug-of-shoulders-combo” :evil:

    But the helicopter is just so that she can laugh over the little people from a great height. That’s how she gets her kicks you know :twisted:

  21. Naila says:

    If she wants privacy then she has a way of showing it. Getting her doc to announce that he is going to announce something which turns out to be nothing is indeed trying to be private :roll:

    Why call paps and then take a chopper? She is a media ho.

  22. WTF says:

    Someone needs to smack angelina back into reality and make her understand the world was not created for her alone. If someone was/is rich it doesn’t mean that he/she would want or need to waste money like angelina. Why the hell does she need four rooms to give birth, if she wants privacy get one of the body guards to stand outside of the room.

  23. CeeJay says:

    Like the digs. I remember when I had my youngest at the hospital in Lake Forest, Illinois. The rooms were decorated like a bed and breakfast and lobster was served for the “celebratory” dinner. We thought that was grand! If I was Angie I’d have a suite of rooms on the beach also :lol:

  24. Ha says:

    Poor Brad Pitt.

    All the mansions, private jets, helicopters, nannies, bodyguards, expensive hospital rooms….who is paying the bills? Ms Jolie?

    And people keep telling him that oh, you should be happy because she gave you babies, unlike your vicious/selfish ex-wife. Babies. Don’t you want babies? Because, we fans remember, you told us the reason you had to leave your wife for babies is because she wouldn’t give you babies– wait, or is it Angelina Jolie who told us this? We can’t remember.

    While Angelina Jolie’s career went up after dating Brad Pitt, Mr Pitt’s career went the opposite. None of his projects worked. He was not cast in important projects anymore.

    He is just following her and “her kids” around the world, paying the bills and buying the mansions she wants to live in.

    Yes, he is so happy, as all the Brangeloonie posters said. Why not? She is giving him babies, babies, and more babies…. aw…babies!

    What a lucky man!

  25. Cory says:

    Scott. F. I am glad you posted that. My point exactly. Maybe she reads all that stuff on and now she thinks she is American Royalty Someone tell her her brother, her assistant and a handful of her crazy fans post all that rubbish.

    I told my mother about this and she said Angelina has always had ‘delusions of grandeur’ (loved the phrase!). Didn’t even know she knew her, but I had to tell someone about this ridiculous PR pimping.

    Have you seen pictures of her on the internet in the window showing her stomach? She wants more paps to come.

    Poor Brad no one is even talking about him yet if Angelina was still with BBT no one would care. Watch out Brad, you will be poor and emansculated in no time.

  26. journey says:

    yup, just imagine if they’d waited and driven to the hospital instead of taking the chopper in early. . .

    bumpy roads are a great labor inducer and hurry-upper (many a woman who’s past her due date has been told to go take a ride down a bumpy road). then there are the swarms of paps blocking the way. so angie’d wind up having her baby in the car on the way to the hospital, with photogs snapping away from every angle. then the loony toons would be screaming that she was an attention whore who purposely planned to give birth right in front of all the cameras. girl can’t win.

  27. Kaiser/ Hippacrat says:

    Oh for God’s sake, haters. Try chilling the fuck out.

  28. Indie says:

    Some of you here are hilarious. It is obvious you don’t realize how much you contribute to this situation, ever heard of demand and supply? If there weren’t all these endless speculations and chattering whether the babies has been born and is being hidden, the tabloid might not be on a hunt to get pictures, there were so starved of information that they resorted to taking and posting pictures of wild boars, how soon you forget that it your insatiable appetite for all things Jolie-Pitt that is driving the craziness.

    She was not seen for a month and the media and bloggers lost their collective minds and let their irrational minds go crazy by coming up with all kinds of stupid scenarios.

    At least it got ET to to finally admit that the babies have not been born, and for those of you pissy on your high horse, you are happy to run with made up lies from tabloids but have a problem with her doctor who actually has real information setting the records correct, wow, such misplaced outrage.

  29. countrybabe says:

    Ha, that’s very funny, Can you imagine the mortgage payments on a 75 million dollar home?

    It’s very 80′s taking a helicopter to the hospital. She must wish she’s married to Donald Trump. Oh wait he hates her.