Angelina Jolie sponsors a legal fellowship for SOS Children’s Village graduate

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Angelina Jolie has been working with the international SOS Children’s Village program for years – I think she personally sponsors one of the villages in Jordan, maybe? I’m too lazy to look it up, but I know she’s done a lot of work with the organization, and the program is very proud to have Angelina as one of their sponsors. Well, it looks like Angelina and Brad have done more than simply donate to and visit SOS Children’s Villages around the world – they also set up a fellowship for potential law school graduates who have grown up in a Village. SOS Children’s Villages just sent us this press release announcing the first Jolie Legal Fellow, Nathalie Nozile, a Haitian who is a recent graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Law. Nozile grew up in a Village. Amazing.

Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2011): SOS Children’s Villages, a global organization dedicated to providing family-based services for children without parental care, today announced that Nathalie Nozile, an alumna of the SOS Children’s Villages in Santo, Haiti, has been selected as the first Jolie Legal Fellow. Ms. Nozile was selected after graduating from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law this past spring. The Jolie Legal Fellowship, created and funded by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, supports the Government of Haiti’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the Haitian judicial system in the challenging post-earthquake environment. Jolie Legal Fellows are attorneys who will concentrate on the protection of Haiti’s most vulnerable children in the judicial system, by serving as special assistants to key Government of Haiti officials. Ms. Nozile leaves for Haiti later this month to begin her work.

“I am thrilled that Nathalie Nozile will be our first legal fellow in Haiti – where the need to enhance child protection is so great,” said Angelina Jolie. “Nathalie has a heartfelt commitment to improve conditions in her homeland, and brings to her work the unique perspective of growing up in an SOS Village. There, she learned firsthand the importance to a childhood of a stable and nurturing environment. Now, as a promising attorney, she will draw on her personal experience as she returns to help strengthen the Haitian judicial system. Nathalie will be working to help ensure equal access to justice and the protection of children’s rights in Haiti.”

Dr. Heather Paul, CEO of SOS Children’s Villages – USA, added: “The Jolie-Pitt Foundation has been a long time supporter of SOS Children’s Villages worldwide. Nathalie is an excellent example of SOS youths who are educated and imbued with a sense of responsibility to give back to their community and their country. We are so proud that a former SOS child will work within the Haitian judicial system with an eye to protecting those who are most vulnerable. Nathalie’s devotion to her country and demonstrated willingness to support its justice system echoes Ms. Jolie’s long-term commitment to ensuring legal equality and protecting the rights of children in Haiti and across the globe.”

Ms. Nozile, who made it a priority to volunteer in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake in the SOS Office of Emergency Programs, expressed her gratitude for this opportunity: “It is a great privilege and honor to become the first Jolie Legal Fellow. I made a decision to obtain a law degree long ago so that I could return to Haiti to serve my country, now in such a critical state. I hope my commitment will inspire more young professionals to return to Haiti, because Haiti needs us all.”

Ms. Jolie concluded: “Nathalie Nozile is a force…just wait and see. She will be doing many great things. She represents the best of Haiti. She is an extraordinary example. I am proud to know her and extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with her.”

SOS Children’s Villages has had a presence in Haiti for over 30 years. In its Children’s Villages in Santo and Cap Haitien, SOS is raising nearly 700 children who would otherwise be without parental care. Its Santo school, located near Port-au-Prince, now educates over 900 children who attend classes in two shifts. SOS is also providing emergency food supplies to 14,000 Haitians daily and will begin construction of a third Haitian Children’s Village in Les Cayes later in 2011.

About SOS Children’s Villages: For 60 years, SOS Children’s Villages has been providing family-based care for children without parental care and social services for families at risk. Through their Children’s Villages, Family Strengthening Programs, and other initiatives, SOS impacts the lives of over 1 million people each year. In 2009, SOS Children’s Villages received the Save the World Award. SOS has also received numerous honors including the Mother Teresa Gold Medal, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, and the Vietnam Friendship Medal. For more information about SOS Children’s Villages, visit www.sos-usa.org.

[From SOS Children’s Village press release]

That really is awesome that a fellowship was set up through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation so that this extraordinary young woman could return home and help her countrymen. I’m getting a little misty. Gah! It must be dusty in here.

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Header photo courtesy of Chris Polk/Getty Images and SOS Children’s Village. Additional photos of Jolie during UNHCR activities, courtesy of WENN.

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  1. anon says:

    thanks for posting this story

  2. samihami says:

    Love her or hate her, she really does put her money where her mouth is.

  3. Camille says:

    People can hate this chick all they like, but she does some good things with her life. Good on AJ I reckon.

    p.s. she looks gorgeous in that top pic. :D

  4. Samsam says:

    Amazing.. And just yesterday on NPR I was hearing just how much Haiti as a whole needs continued support, especially the children. Many thanks to the JPs for creating the fellowship, Nathalie will be kept in my thoughts, well wishes and good luck vibes to you!

  5. Kj says:

    Angie totally walks what she talks. I personally liked her better when she was the crazy brother kissing bisexual who carried a vile of Billy Bob Thorntons blood around with her. Those were good times. But she definitely does good work. No one can deny that. I wonder how much she’s given to charity in dollars AND man hours over the years.

  6. tpass says:

    Have any of you noticed that Jolie always speaks for the Jolie-Pitt foundation. Can Brad deliver a notice or is it because Angie is the intelligent one. Anyhow good job Jolie-Pitts.

  7. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Thats amazing and a true triumph of all the hard work and donations. I know it has to make Angelina feel good for the organization and has to inspire other kids in the village. Love Angie and I wish all those poor kids in Haiti the very best and all the people who were displaced by the earthquake.

  8. December says:

    One thing I like about Angelina is she’s very hands on with the people she helps. Most celebs just give money, and never waste their time actually going to the country and getting among the people.

    So huge props for her.

  9. Brittney says:

    I can understand criticism of her personal life (though I don’t agree with most of it), but I will never understand why anyone would question or demean her actions on the behalf of the world’s less fortunate. No matter what her motives, she’s done some amazing things to raise awareness and to change (and probably save) countless lives.

    As she herself has said, anyone who has her means and has seen certain horrors up close has no choice but to act. It would almost be heartless not to do so.

    You can judge celebrities for whatever you want, but it truly baffles me that anyone would criticize someone for changing someone else’s life. Of all the things she could be doing with her high-profile image, this is probably the best by far.

  10. Overit says:

    Hello Charlie Sheen: This is your conscience calling….why don’t you do something good like this with your gazillions of dollars you bonehead instead of wasting yourself on hookers and coke?!

  11. RHONYC says:

    that little girl is so not impressed. lol

    (don’t do voodoo on me ‘LOVE ANGELINA’, ok) :lol:

  12. Zzzzzzzzzz says:

    Say what you will about the woman but there’s no denying the good work that she does. It’s really touching to read about someone’s life changing in this way. That’s profound stuff, stuff way more important than the latest tabloid headline or box office countdown. There really is more to life than a lavish lifestyle and red carpet premieres and Brad and Angie are doing fantastic things with their money and their time. More power to them.

  13. Glee says:

    WHAT A WOMAN! God bless her and Brad and their six.

  14. mymy says:

    God is not something they believe. Self promotion now that is a god I can get behind. So many people do so much more with so much less press. Wonder why?
    Same person different view point.
    The flowing Jesus like robes make for a great photo Non?I know whenever I do something for others I like to make sure my photographer captures it for mankind.

  15. Girafe99 says:

    @Brittney Why would anyone criticise the choices someone makes in their personal life, if it has no impact on them?

  16. WOM says:

    Good for Jolie. I appreciate that she and Pitt work w/ existing aide agencies and foster long term working relationships with the countries and causes they support. They’re not just turning up for a celeb telethon and then disappearing.

  17. Whamo says:

    She’s kinda like God when you really think about it…maybe even better!

  18. lucy2 says:

    I’m really impressed this Nathalie woman. She overcame a lot, worked hard and earned a law degree, and rather than go join a firm, she’s going back to Haiti to help other kids. Not many people would do that if “better” opportunities were in front of them.

  19. WhiteNoise says:

    It must be really satisfying to see the end-product of what investing in people can achieve. Congrats to Nathalie Nozile and nice work, Jolie-Pitts.

  20. Solveig says:

    Oh, I just love the ET looking woman in the second pic, her “tellmethatthispantomimeisending,please.otherwisei’mgoingtocut=
    mywristsopen.” look is priceless.
    I didn’t read the article, but I just write a “good for her” upon trust.

  21. Liana says:

    I see absolutely nothing “self serving” in this. How wonderful that this fellowship will enable Nathalie to go back to her homeland and help make some positive impact.

  22. REALIST says:

    She is engaged, obviously, and very involved in not only helping, but providing tools for the future. Self-serving, my a–. Think of all the wealthy fat cats who clutch their billions to their chest and may write a check every now to fulfill the status quo, but then never really get involved in anything of substance.
    Besides, it’s a great idea.

  23. Reality says:

    The photo with the two old ladies makes me smile. Granny on the right is completely over it, while Granny on the left has found a new veiny-armed sister.

    Good on them for their (much publicized) charity efforts, but the flowing white robe in the bottom picture is definitely overkill.

    @ Girafe99 “Why would anyone criticise the choices someone makes in their personal life, if it has no impact on them?”

    You know that’s the exact purpose of a gossip site right?

  24. Chica T says:

    Thank you for posting. Also getting misty over here.

  25. Emily says:

    How is this “self-serving”? FFS, hate the woman all you want, but don’t deny the good she does with both her money and her time.

  26. Beck says:

    I read an article about a firm that helps celebrities (and non-celebs) team up with charities or start foundations etc. The celebrities use the charity aspect of it as an investment (for their public image) and for the tax benefits.

    Depending on how the foundation is set up, they can then pay themselves or family members as employees, board members, etc. It’s a win/win for all involved. Yes, the celeb is helping people (hopefully), the celeb’s image is enhanced (look at Angelina’s public image), and they see big tax breaks from the charitable donations.

    I am sure there are many people with foundations that funnel their money back to themselves and family members without giving much money away. It seems like I read about one of Britney Spears’ charities that paid big money to the people that ran it but barely gave it away. Does anyone remember that?

    I will say that Angelina really seems to care about her causes and gives a lot of her money away.

  27. lisa says:

    I am sure all the children she has supported through the SOS Children Villages all over the world including the USA are not seeing it as self serving.

    She has been doing this for MANY MANY years. NOT since some people have begun to notice or the media.

    besides we do good things for many reason. ONE being it makes us feel good and useful. People who do for others always talk about how wonderful it made them feel. So if that is the meaning then good for her..

    the WORLD should be more “self-serving”.

  28. someone says:

    Im not a fan, but its nice to hear about the good things she does for a hugh tax write off!

  29. WhiteNoise says:

    Even if it was self-serving, so what? She’s still putting the money and the time and the effort in and enabling outcomes that benefit countless people. I’m sure she gets enormous personal satisfaction from it. So would I if I were in her position to have such a positive impact on other people’s lives.

    It doesn’t matter why she’s does what she does, what’s important is that she does it. And the same goes for all those other people out there who try to make a difference.

  30. flourpot says:

    She uses her popularity to bring attention to those who need it most. She backs up her money with actions. I agree with David. Everyone knows that if you give money to the poor, you’ll get the lead in tomb raider. Totally self serving, David. Good call. Agreed.

  31. Cheyenne says:

    If more people were as “self-serving” as she is, maybe the world would be a better place.

  32. DD says:

    That’s a great story. It’s really sweet to hear a positive outcome like this for an individual who wouldn’t have had the opportunity otherwise. She looks lovely in that first pic, very business chic.

  33. Patty says:

    she looks completely spaced in the top pic
    hmmm – I wonder what she is thinking looking all serious – Could it be

    “lalalalal lelelelel humpty dididid dododdo boopdededboop”

  34. Lisa Turtle says:

    That is such a wonderful story. I’m glad Angelina sponsored a woman, more women’s and children’s advocates are needed in the international community, especially in a third world country like Haiti.

  35. SuperSleuth says:

    What wonderful opportunities this provides for young people who have had to overcome insurmountable odds. It is truly inspiring.

  36. Majosha says:

    Wow, what a great story! Nathalie is a remarkable woman.

  37. Annabelle says:

    mymy (no 17): how can u speak of her beliefs? You don’t know her. You are very critical of someone who is helping so many children. I would rather someone help those that need help, and photograph it, then not do it at all.

    Good on Angelina!

  38. OPN says:

    someone:
    January 13th, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Im not a fan, but its nice to hear about the good things she does for a hugh tax write off!

    ***********

    You should read more or check with your accountant on how these tax deductions works and how much percentage can be deducted. It differs between private foundations and public charities. You don’t get a 100% tax write off for your donations. The percentage is even less for private foundations and the requirements and the regulations are more stringent than public foundations. CB did a write up on their 2008 tax return and its commendable that they’ve put out $12M (each put out a share of $6M last year)and their lawyer even contributed $10K of his own personal money. The JP foundation gave out $6M+ to various recipients against a minimal expense of $224,564 for grant management to GPG. Notice there are no salaries and travel, entertainment expenses by any of the directors.

    You seem to have the notion that if you give a specific X amount then that is a tax deductible entry automatically, when there are rules limiting how much is deductible of a charitable contribution in a particular tax year. Private foundations don’t enjoy as much tax benefits as public charities and are subject to various restrictions (administrative) that do not apply to other charitable gifting techniques. There’s even prohibition on some transactions and there’s a 2% excise tax on investment income and can get 1% if distribution requirements were met.

    For example, gifts of cash to a public charity are deductible up to 50% of the donor’s adjusted gross income (AGI). By comparison, gifts of cash or unappreciated assets to a private foundation had been limited to 30% of AGI. Hence, with an AGI of $500,000, a donor could claim an income tax deduction for $150,000 to a private foundation.

    But the good thing about setting up your own private foundation is that you have control over the disposition of funds.

    Also I would like to add that since the Jolie-Pitts does donations to charities/causes who are not registered as US Charity, those ones will be not be tax deductible at all (ref to their individual tax return). With few exceptions like those charitable donations made and enacted by law like the tsunami in December 2004 and recently the Haiti earthquake (although 2009 donations will be reflected in your 2010 filing).

  39. Louise says:

    @Beck: You can google it but every year Foxnews, and probably others, investigates the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. The report always shows they give away millions and have very little expenses. Not sure why you think it’s a front but whatever. Also Brad’s beard, Shiloh’s haircut, etc is breaking news. If there was even the tiniest hint that the foundation wasn’t legitimate, it would be everywhere. I don’t get saying Angelina’s charity is only for image. She’s been doing this for more than 10 years. If she only cared about image she would just donate money and attend those expensive charity dinners/balls not go to dangerous and developing countries. Besides look at any Angelina thread. The majority are hate posts so clearly charity has done nothing for her image.

  40. womanfromthenorth says:

    would rather see good than bad and this is good.

    If we all had this much money we would have to spread it around too, or just fork it over to uncle sham er sam.

    Love Angie and Brad and the kids.

  41. Trillion says:

    It’s obviously not just a “hugh (sic) tax write-off”. She wouldn’t go out of her way to meet and spend time with these people if it were just for that. She’d simply cut a check. Why can’t she be a glamourous celebrity AND be a caring philanthropist? Since when are those things mutually exclusive?

  42. kelly says:

    While that’s super cool, I can’t help thinking there’s a few more millions sitting around that could possibly be doing better things than paying for the 15th mansion or another trip round the world for the whole tribe.

    It’s just the whole millionaire philanthropist thing; it’s easy to give when you don’t even feel the $$$ leaving your account, and when it garners you positive publicity. Just saying.

  43. anon1000 says:

    if a family is a tribe, the opposite is an endangered species.

  44. Cyui says:

    I’d rather read about people that get off on doing good things and having people think they are cool for it, instead of people that get attention from doing self destructive crap. Not to mention crap that hurts others. If helping others boosts your ego then thank God. Besides people he give a lot say all the time it’s the greatest feeling, these people are helping me by allowing me to help them, and so on. The greatest gift is to give. How long has that saying been coined? Every person that is a giver says it makes them feel good about themselves. Selfless acts all come from getting some positive feeling from it. If you don’t care about others though, of course you’d say something negative about Jolie. If you’re going to diss her, at least spend some time at your local women’s shelter…instead of behind a computer….

  45. mln76 says:

    Here’s a Boston Globe article juxtaposing the Jolie Pitt Foundation and Bono’s basically Bono’s idea of charity was to have some Loius Vuitton bags airlifted to the bush country in Africa and most of the money in Bono’s foundation does go to his family. On the other hand according to analysis of their 2008 tax return, the JPF along with Matt Damon and George Clooney foundations have very little overhead and most of the money actually does get to the people.

    Whatever her motives are Angie puts her money where her mouth is and does what she can.
    http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2010/12/25/a_sour_note_for_charity/

  46. Whatever says:

    Blah, blah, self serving, publicity, same old comments. Whatever. Wasn’t she an Oscar winning actress before any of this? Yes, she was. Her career is not dependent upon this publicity, but the charities that she supports DO get the benefit of the press. They get to have their organization in front of tens or hundreds of millions, which increases attention and gets them more support in the future. Seriously, most people in the US never heard of SOS before Jolie/Pitt stories on the topic. Nothing at all wrong with this. It’s a good thing for the charity and the kids who depend on it, regardless of what people like about Angelina or THINK they know about her life and her motives. This story is great news for this young lady and her country.

  47. justathought says:

    wow, this generous and kind actress has so many interesting facets to her personality…no wonder Brad fell for her hook, line and sinker.

  48. Dudette says:

    @kelly – except there are many more millionaires that do absolutely nothing with their money. Just because you’re interested in world causes and a philanthropist doesn’t mean you can’t live in a grand mansion or 15. What kind of logic is that? The Jolie-Pitts are doing their part, and it can only be a part, because the whole world is not any one person’s shoulders. If more people did their part, the world would be a different place.

  49. OPN says:

    Dudette:
    January 14th, 2011 at 2:50 am

    @kelly – except there are many more millionaires that do absolutely nothing with their money. Just because you’re interested in world causes and a philanthropist doesn’t mean you can’t live in a grand mansion or 15. What kind of logic is that? The Jolie-Pitts are doing their part, and it can only be a part, because the whole world is not any one person’s shoulders. If more people did their part, the world would be a different place.
    ****************

    IKR? The skewed logic is in order to be considered a philanthropist in some people’s eyes, one also have to give up their comfortable living. It behooves me that there are people who begrudge those who live a privileged life (which they earned by working) because they help the underprivileged.

  50. ouch says:

    #OPN
    what do you with your money ?
    are you crazy ?

  51. MarenGermany says:

    Dont get me wrong. I love Angie, but I swear in the thumb nail picture I thought for one second that was Octomom.

  52. tapioca says:

    “It behooves me that there are people who begrudge those who live a privileged life (which they earned by working)”.

    Did you actually mean “which they ‘earned’ by being born beautiful (and she into an established Hollywood family)”? Let’s not pretend if Brangelina were average-looking they’d be headlining big-budget movies.

  53. lisa says:

    regarding the negative.

    I actually think the people that trash her for all the work she does would have a different tune if like the majority of celebrities she was more focused on what outfit she is wearing. If she talked about her makeup or shoes. I say this because the minute there is an article on her humanitarian work the negative comments begin to focus on the superficial. What she is wearing.. how she looks..she skinny, look at her face.. etc

    What that has to do with the article is beyond me. But if she was all about the cloths I am sure the people trashing her would be all on board. They are never ever vocal about the celebrities that spend their time being photographed in the “outfit” or those that pop up for every single photo op event to get their picture taken. They give praised for their fabulous choice of clothing. How they would kill for the shoes.

    So it just seems some people need the superficial. They just can’t handle the SUBSTANCE.

  54. Liana says:

    People with millions of dollars don’t HAVE to do anything with it but spend it on useless crap or whatever they want to, really. Giving a large amount of it to good causes is a good thing. You don’t have to feel the pinch or live in a tent in your parents’ backyard for charity to mean something. We could have the Jolie-Pitts – who walk the walk and do a lot that no one ever hears about (they don’t just do big projects, they also donate to food banks and small charities across the country) or Bill and Miranda Gates, who have pledged most of their money to their foundation, or we could have Paris Hilton or Brandon Davis, who are content to spend daddy’s money jetsetting, binging, and being assholes. No contest.

  55. teri says:

    I get so sick of hearing you pompous people saying it’s a huge tax write off. If that’s the case then all celebs should be doing this instead of hoarding their millions for a rainy day.

  56. nnn says:

    People (rich and less rich) who don’t want to pay many taxes have much more sophisticated ways and tools to do so that setting up charities and giving money that can be easily trace since it’s always public.

    Why do you think that we, financial people and accountants and law people are hired for ? We work on finacial plans, assets to drain cash in places, different assets, share, bonds, paintings, jewell, you name it ALL OVER THE WORLD so that our clients pay the least taxes they are required to by the law…And don’t get me started with tax evasion and tax havens.

    And another thing, most enterprises, big or not, launch programs where they finance at low cost a handful of potential customers, giving them access to their product for free with the premise that those clients will promote it to ten others. They have a yearly budget for that and use it as a tax write off. they better give the product for free and get free promotion instead of this money going to tax. It’s legal, smart and good management.

    Duh, some people are really naive….

  57. Kelbear says:

    The picture that is used before actually clicking on the post, I seriously thought it was Octomom at first glance.

  58. Jenny says:

    So, would some of you folks who accuse her of being self serving be happier if she had a perfume named after her like so many other celebrities or givng money and opportunity to others. Both she and Pitt do more than just collect money. The Make It Right Organization also has excellent output with very little overhead, so they don’t just raise money, they give it away with concrete results.

  59. Praise St. Angie! says:

    seriously, people…

    regardless of what you think of her personal or professional life…regardless of what her motivations or reasons are for doing this…

    IT’S A GOOD THING SHE’S DOING.

    and clearly, the Jolie-Pitt foundation’s generosity has inspired someone to “pay it forward” (sorry, but it fits!).

  60. Raven says:

    Now this is the way to change the world. Sponsoring someone who is able to do good, given the opportunity. She will be able to help so many people this way, making the dollars spent on the fellowship go so far. I hope there are a lot more of these legal fellows.

  61. Tredd says:

    OMG! She looks JUST like Octomom (in the photo with all the microphones). I bet Nadia Sulemon is thrilled beyond belief that all the lip/cheek injections are finally working out the way she’d planned.

  62. phlyfiremama says:

    I could care or less what St. Angies personal demons are, she channels them in a way that is undeniably very very beneficial to many thousand of people who otherwise have no hope, no press coverage, no chance for a decent life at all. Go Angelina! No wonder Brad loves her so much, she is the steel hand wrapped in a velvet glove…

  63. nnn says:

    Angelina and Nathalie reading ‘Tank You cards’ from children of the SOS Children’s village.

    http://savepic.ru/2115168.jpg

  64. Kim says:

    nnn thanks for the link FYI that top pic is @ Brad and Angie’s house taken on 1/10/11. There are pics of that room on a fan site.

  65. anon says:

    @nnn thanks for the link, lovely picture of both women, very sweet

  66. Solveig says:

    That Boston Globe’s article is unfair towards Bono.
    Bono alone has done more than the sum of all HW’s celebrities for the cause of Africa’s poverty.
    The “Drop the debt” campaign has been very successful and helpful, and I guess that it wasn’t exactly pleasant to shake the hand of G.W. Bush or Berlusconi’s, no matter if Bono is a sanctimonious “pallone gonfiato”.
    His work, his campaigns and the ONE campaign especially, succeed no matter how dumb and unbeareable his words and attitude are.
    He understood that what can really help Africa is forcing western countries to drop the debts that Africa owes to them.
    I mean, it’s pretty useless to give money to some charity foundations if Africa can’t have its own funds to raise itself alone from poverty. We must let Africa grow, not just survive on the crumbles of our unjustly rich dishes.
    Those debts are a modern and subtle form of slavery.
    And to end this rant, Africa is the poorest country because we exploit all of world’s resources. Guess that Africa’s starvation and wars help us to live wealthy.
    We are such hypocrites who love to feel as saint giving money watching a picture of an African child coverd with flies.
    Dear god, I hate myself.

  67. Cheyenne says:

    Kj: I wonder how much she’s given to charity in dollars AND man hours over the years.
    ==========================================

    Excellent point. Anybody can throw a check at a charity. Giving your time and energy shows real commitment.

  68. mrsodie2 says:

    Solveig, Africa isn’t a country.

    That little girl in the picture is all “‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ sucked.”

  69. anon says:

    @ mrsodie2: “Solveig, Africa isn’t a country”
    :-)

  70. Solveig says:

    Yes, I know, it’s a continent.
    And English is not my nativa language, therefore something got lost in translation.

  71. sakyiwaa says:

    @David, and the award goes to you! lol! i wouldn’t have believed how SELF-SERVING Angie was until you pointed it out. you are one DISCERNING fellow! what concentration of crystal meth are you on?! i highly recommend you increase the percentage. ;)

  72. Salem says:

    mymy, I know you Angelina haters are very uncultured, but those ‘robes’ as you call them (do you also call Hijabs towels, by any chance, like most of the hillbilly trailer Angelina haters?), are the culture of the place she is visiting. It is considered RESPECTFUL to dress according to the customs and culture of that country. In some Muslim countries, ALL women must wear full Hijab, even tourists; if not they can be thrown in jail or deported. Or worse.

    And the photographs are not self-promotion. She is a Goodwill UN Ambassador, and part of the duties of her POSITION is to liase with the media (just like politicians like the President etc) and have them present to take photos etc, to DRAW ATTENTION to the causes. It is promotion of the CAUSE, not her herself. She has NO CHOICE in the media being there.

  73. Salem says:

    someone, why don’t you tell that bleached-blonde plastic piece of garbage Aniston to donate for a huge tax write off? Oh, thats right. She’s a plastic bitch who doesn’t care about anyone but herself.

  74. Salem says:

    “That little girl in the picture is all “‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ sucked.” ”

    Thats ALL you have??? You must be really sucker-punched for something negative on this.