Guinness Records reference Angelina Jolie’s ‘husband stealing’ in PR message

He Pingping is the smallest man in the world at 2ft 5.37 inches tall. He hails from Mongolia, where he runs a restaurant and has a girlfriend who is average height. Russian blond Svetlana Pankratova has the longest legs in the world. She is 6ft 4 inches tall and her legs alone measure 4ft 3.9 inches. She works in real estate in Spain and has a boyfriend who’s three inches shorter than she is. Guinness brought the two record-setters together in London to promote the 2009 version of the Guinness book of World Records, which is out tomorrow. [Details from The Sun]

This year the Guinness creators are trying to get our attention by including some of the most popular celebrities as record-setters. It isn’t new for Guinness to use celebrities, and Wikipedia notes that they’ve been criticized in the past for creating categories for the purpose of name-dropping. Guinness even made a reference to Angelina’s homewrecking in their PR announcement for the record book this year.

Brad “Cruises” Past Tom As Most Powerful Actor
Brad Pitt has put an end to Tom Cruise’s reign as the Most Powerful Actor in Hollywood. The mega superstar was selected based on a rating system calculated using a combination of earnings, box office takings, awards, web impressions and PR & Media exposure between May 1 2007 and April 30 2008.

Double Whammy – Jolie Takes Aniston’s Crown as Most Powerful Actor
As if stealing her husband wasn’t enough, Angelina Jolie has now taken
Jennifer Aniston’s Crown as Most Powerful Actor. The new Guinness World Records book lists Jolie as the new top dog by calculating a combination of earnings, box office takings, awards, web impressions and PR & Media exposure between May 1 2007 and April 30 2008.

Britney Knocks Out Paris
It seems that Britney is making a bit of a comeback. Not only did the pop princess put on a show at the MTV VMA’s taking home 3 awards, she has also been named as the Most Searched for Person on the Internet knocking out Paris Hilton for this new honor.

[Received through e-mail from Guinness Word Records PR firm]

Guinness hardly needs more sensationalism to sell copies. Every entry is sensational in its own right, and according to Guinness their book of records is the most sold copyrighted book worldwide. Add a little infidelity among celebrities and you can only boost sales.

Thanks to WENN for these photos.

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  1. Baholicious says:

    Ouch. That’s a really cheap shot – disgraceful, actually.

  2. bros says:

    oh my god that little mongolian guy is awesome! love his dyed hair and shoes and that he runs a restaurant! those pics made my day!

  3. Kaiser says:

    Ummm… CB, not to be picky about wording, but “ZOMG HOMEWRECKING” is not the same as “ZOMG HUSBAND STEALING.”

    I know this bull$hit gets thrown around a lot in these threads, so it may make no difference to anyone, but CB, *you* are the one to use the words “homewrecker” and “infidelity” – trying to start something?

    Other than that, I don’t trust any record-keeping that ever had Pity Party as the most powerful actress. She’s not and she never was.

  4. Baholicious says:

    Kaiser, I agree. While I maintain it was a cheap shot, how in the world would she be the world’s most powerful actress? By whom? For what?

    She has great hair but so does an Afghan Hound.

  5. Celebitchy says:

    So technically “stealing” isn’t infidelity or homewrecking? I can’t use the same verb every time.

  6. Kaiser says:

    Bahol – Yeah, thinking that Aniston’s not a very powerful actress has nothing to do with the Team Jolie stuff – but Aniston can barely get a film greenlit on her own, and she didn’t work for two years. Was she supposedly the most powerful actress when she was unemployed and sunbathing?

  7. Syko says:

    I love that tiny little man! Look at where his eyes are focused in the picture where the leggy babe has him on her lap! LMAO! 😆

  8. Kaiser says:

    @CB – I don’t know, it just seemed different to me. I read the excerpt and didn’t even notice the bit about husband stealing, I had to re-read it. But it seemed like you were billing at as “GUINESS RECORDS CALL JOLIE ZOMG HOMEWRECKING SLUT” – and Christ on a cracker, do we have to have another fight about infidelity and when Pitt-Aniston separated, divorced, etc?

    It just seemed like an open invitation to the trolling that’s been quieter in the past few weeks.

  9. Kristin says:

    ZOMG. Why do people keep writing that?

  10. Baholicious says:

    P.S. Wee man looks totally underwhelmed…can’t say as I blame him. Why is it, by the way, he’s in what I assume is supposed to pass for traditional Mongolian costume (as per the Chinese government, of course) but she’s wearing western clothes. Why isn’t she wearing a Babushka with a perogie in one hand and a bottle of vodka in the other?

    If stereotyping is going on then I say equal opportunity!

  11. Trace says:

    Seriously, who the heck reads the Guinness Book of World Records?! Tacky, tacky, tacky.

  12. hello says:

    @ Baholicious

    Maybe that’s what is standard fancy dress in Mongolia, so he just wore his nicest clothes? I got the impression he still lives there. I know I’ve seen a few shows where people are going to important events in Mongolia, and that is what they wear to look dressed up. I don’t think that Russian do that so much…

    Besides, would you really want to not wear those AWESOME boots he has??? Those things are sweet! :mrgreen:

  13. eatavag says:

    it looks like that lady just pooped out the little man.

  14. Mairead says:

    Crikey – tabloid inches must count for a lot with the Guinness crowd – neither of them are particularly powerful actresses (Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchette are more bankable box-office-wise)

    Oh, and I LOVE them boots!

  15. notprfect says:

    I’m with Kristin, what does ZOMG stand for? I see it everywhere, but I have no idea what it means. ❓

  16. elisha says:

    LOL @ eatavag. pretty funny.

    I dunno, I wouldn’t have given the man-stealing reference a second thought if I were reading that press release. WHen I clicked on the headline for this post I thought it was going to say she won the record for stealing the most men or was named the top husband stealer. Instead it just says she’s the top actress and “as if stealing her husband wasn’t enough”. No biggie.

    The Guiness Book is pretty reputable and credible when it comes to the actual records, measuring them and keeping track of them, etc. They probably just have to come up with new crap to keep the book relevant.

    One cool thing I heard: they stopped measuring fattest cat so that people don’t mistreat their pets and overfeed them in an attempt to get in the book.

    Notperfect: it’s like the same thing as pwned for owned. Imagine a nerdy computer geek typing all fast when they’re playing video games or IMing something. They’re typing so fast that when they tell someone they just got owned, they accidently hit the P, saying they were just PWNED!!! The same thing for ZOMG. This time the typer tries to put OMG but puts a Z in front because it’s right next to the shift key. Its all a case of overzealous typing, apparently common mistakes at one point that’ve morphed into common usage. So, ZOMG is an even bigger deal than OMG.

  17. cali angel says:

    Is there really nothing else wrong with the world that people get personally offended about the verbage used to describe the circumstances surrounding Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s relationship? Seriously.:roll:

  18. Jen says:

    Wait, I’m confused…wasn’t Brad the one who was married?

  19. notprfect says:

    Thanks, elisha! It feels good to finally be in the loop on that one. :mrgreen:

  20. SeVen says:

    I need a pair of those boots 🙁 That little man is so cute in a omg little baby kinda way!

    BTW speaking of babies -does anyone know his measurements at birth? Weight and stuff… he must have been tiny.

  21. Enonymous says:

    Wait wait wait, that little guy Pingping has an actual girlfriend, especially a normal size one 😯 . I do not want to be mean but JEEZ, if he can find a girlfriend then ANYONE can.

    As for him running his own restaurant, I highly doubt it. I saw a documentary about Pingping and he could hardly pick up his own cat (he tried but the family cat was bigger the him) so he might own a restaurant but probably his family are in charge of it.

  22. Codzilla says:

    Elisha: Thank you so much for the explanation. I’ve seriously been wondering about that for weeks.

  23. Debra77 says:

    I’m so tied of the whole man stealing and homewrecker thing. After 4 years isn’t possession 9/10enths of the law. Brad is hers and she is his. They are a great couple And have a wonderful(partnership). He has moved on from Jen. Lets keep it that way.

  24. me says:

    Arguably Anniston ‘homewrecked’ her own marriage and can you ‘steal’ something that voluntarily wants to go?

  25. looloo says:


    perogies are mostly eaten in Poland, rather than Russia.
    and this guys outfit is their formal one, imo.

  26. Jeanne says:

    Did they have to pose He Pingping under her cooch? Kinda condescending really, assuming a man of small stature wouldn’t want to look up a woman’s dress? Why because he’s childlike?

  27. lady garden says:

    seVen-i can’t remember the tabloid but i know he could fit into his Mother’s palm at birth-if i get rid of my hangover i will try and find link

  28. Oh duhh says:

    oh i didn’t know that you can steal a man? Does it mean jolie kidnapped brad and brad willingly got himself stolen by Angie? All i can say about that is BULLSh*T. There are 100 or more divorced that happened in HW for the past 4 years already why is Brad’s and the homely face one always mentioned? I guess when Shiloh will get married that divorced will still be included in wedding announcement bwahahahha!!

  29. Nina says:

    He must have a great personality if he has a girlfriend… can’t see that he has much else to offer a girl… if you get my drift? 😳

  30. Oh duhh says:

    FYI Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchet are on the Forbes List of overpaid celebrities.

  31. RAN says:

    And the rest of us aren’t celebrities at all. And…?

  32. lady garden says:

    no real info but some lovely exploitation pics..

    lets hope he makes some money out of it

  33. Umm... says:

    Mongolia is an independent country. It is NOT under Chinese control. Save the politics for a time when you’re better informed.

  34. Jag says:

    I think it’s wrong on both counts… First, for putting an adult man in between the legs of a woman like that – just because of his small stature; he could just as easily have been standing beside her. And second, for saying those things about Angelina’s alleged homewrecking. Guinness wasn’t there, so how would they know that happened, and futhermore, why wasn’t Brad then referenced as willingly leaving Anniston? Why is there always a double standard that the woman is the one who did something, whereas the man is the “victim” in the “crime?” I won’t be buying the GBOWR this year because of these things. They need to stay relevant in other ways because that is just ludicrous…

  35. DJSOUTHBEACH says:

    Go ahead Guinness my who is dating the Russian babe…? That is awesome man? I mean love her; the little guy too is unique

  36. dumdee says:

    hahah i couldnt help but laugh when i looked at the title. so nice to see how them brangeloonies are getting all cuckoo again. im loving this!

  37. gg says:

    Why on earth is it supposed to be so fun to watch strangers fight over Angie and Brad’s private relationship? This is years old and really boring. There’s gotta be something more fun to do … 😕

  38. actingrc says:

    trish – i use the guinness records a lot in my esl classes. it’s good for superlatives and can/can’t (i CAN’T lift a car. Can you lift a car?)