Angelina & Brad made a tourist stop in Syria & more pics of the twins

As we all witnessed over the weekend, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally brought their 14-month old twins out in public. Brad and Angelina took Knox and Vivienne to an ice cream shop in Amman, Jordan, where random people and fans took several pictures of Brange and the kids. It’s been said before, but it looks like Knox is a dead ringer for either of the Spears-Federline boys. Do all blonde boys looks like that, or is it just an eerie coincidence? As far as I can see, Vivienne looks a lot like Shiloh, maybe with slightly darker hair.

It was the first time Knox and Vivienne have been photographed since January, where the whole Jolie-Pitt clan created a media frenzy in a Japanese airport. Since the twins weren’t seen for so long, many tabloids ran with stories about the twins’ alleged health problems. I wonder what the new rumors will be after this outing? Also, after their return to France, Angelina took her older girls out – and Shiloh dressed up in a tie! Meanwhile, Empress Z still looks gorgeous. Sigh. Too pretty.

We also have just gotten access to new photos from Brad and Angelina’s trip to Syria. Not only did they spend time visiting with Iraqi refugees housed in Damascus (see the UNHCR press release here, and go here for the UNHCR Donation page), the Brange also toured Khan As’ad Pasha, which was closed to the general public for Brad and Angelina’s tour. I had to look it up – Khan As’ad Pasha is an architectural gem in old Damascus, with many features that would be of interest to an architecture buff like Brad (see an awesome picture here). Once used as a commercial building, it is now used as a tourist site, and it houses the Natural History Museum of Damascus. Sounds like we may have stumbled upon the reason for Brad’s tag-along with Angelina on her UNHCR trip – Brad cares about the refugees, sure. But he really wanted to go sight-seeing in old Damascus. Sigh. I wish I was sightseeing in old Damascus.

Here are several great pics, via PicApp. There cute twin pictures are via Under My Olive Tree.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Khan As'ad Pasha in Syria

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Khan As'ad Pasha in Syria

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Khan As'ad Pasha in Syria

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Khan As'ad Pasha in Syria

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at Khan As'ad Pasha in Syria


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  1. Praise St. Angie! says:

    oh, the twins are cutesies. and yes, Knox does look like a Spears/Fed boy.

    That pic of Shiloh and Z shopping is really cute, too. Looks like Z already has the strut down pat! and Shiloh looks like she’s trying to dress like her Dad…just adorable.

  2. B says:

    well, I think everybody can safely say that they’re still together. I really want to know what kind of camera Brad’s using…

  3. TwinkleToes says:

    Angelina could never pull off wearing her hair so flat to her head but now thanks to the new cheek implants, she can. She’s looking good here but too thin.

  4. gooniegirl says:

    I think the kids look like Jon Voight. They have his eyes!

  5. Anna says:

    Cheek implants??? Like the woman has time for s**t like that.

    She is definitely scary thin though. Why don’t these stars believe people when they tell them a few extra pounds would look gorgeous on them? And to think the camera adds 10 pounds… I bet if you sneezed at her she’d be blown back.

  6. Diane says:

    The three resemble each other. I’m certain that will change in time. My favorite picture is Shiloh with her hat and sword. Any little girl with big bro’s will have dragons to slay = )

  7. Maritza says:

    She is just thin that’s why her cheek bones are more noticeable. These two will stay together for a long time, I’m glad to see their happy.

  8. Prissa says:

    I agree gooniegirl. I think Ang looks a lot like her dad too (nose & eyes) and thus the resemblence of the kids to their grandpa.

    Cutie patooties all around!

  9. MDD says:

    Sean and JJ wish they had Brange as their parents…

  10. Mairead says:

    I am sure that Brad will have excellent guides and probably get to visit some normally off-limits areas too. Lucky billy-goat.

    *is so jealous*

  11. Lindsay says:

    When did she supposedly get cheek implants?

    Did they just take the twins for ice cream? 14 months seems a bit young and the older kids would have enjoyed it more.

    Babies are supposed to strongly resemble their days, it is thought it is a biological advantage. Way before paternity test, a strong resemblance would help ensure a paternal role. Maybe cave women slept around… ;o)

    The picture of Shiloh in a tie is so cute. You can really tell the personality difference between her and her sister. Zarhara is decked out in a frilly purple dress and jewelry and Shiloh had a manly looking hat and tie and clothes that look like her brothers hand me downs and don’t even match!

    No matter what you think about the parents, you have to admit their kids are really. It is also nice that she lets them pick out clothes, and doesn’t care that they will be photographed. Unlike some celebrities that make sure their kids are always well dressed.

    *cough, Kate Goslin and Katie, cough*

    I know she lets Suri pick out her own outfits but she has never been exposed to anything other that designer clothes. It’s not like she has hand me down boy clothes to choose from. Anything she picks from her closet will be pretty and very styled. But she is really cute too and I do like seeing her all dressed up it is cute. She just doesn’t have the freedom to express personality through clothes like their kids do.

  12. cee says:

    They are such good people and it is pretty obvious that they are in love and have a beautiful family.

  13. Cristina says:

    Wow u all drank some serious kool aid! These people are self-important aholes, I hate them both. Heard brad do an interview and he misused like 3 words, what a dunce

  14. birdie says:

    Beautiful family, all around.

    It’s not the worst thing to look like Jon Voight… back in the day he was a very handsome man… Let’s just hope none of the kids inherit his crackpot sense of reality and reactionary political views! (haha)

    It’s a bit odd to me that Vivienne has her ears pierced, from photos I’ve never noticed that Shiloh or Zahara have theirs pierced. Maybe it was a way to tell the twins apart? Still in my opinion, she seems awfully young for that kind of jewelry.

  15. KateNonymous says:

    Vivienne looks so much like Shiloh!

  16. danielle says:

    Hmm, maybe blonde babies with blue eyes all look alike? My niece looks alot like Shiloh.

  17. Rose says:

    Re, the ear piercing , it’s pretty common here in Europe. Personally I wouldn’t do it to a baby, but it’s honestly not unusual.

  18. DUH says:

    PPFT! Pitt is using Angelina’s humanitarian trip as a photo-op to make it look like he cares about Angie. The last humanitarian trip she was on she took without him and she was looking FRAIL. Angelina is thin because she’s trapped in a relationship with Brad Pitt. ALL hell will break loose in Celeb lala land if she dumped him. FACT! his face is plasticky like he’s had too much botox and he’s bloated.

    on a much happier note… The baby looks like Angelina.

  19. Annie says:

    Tons of families get their daughters’ ears pierced at a super young age. I had mine pierced at like a year. No big.

    The twins are cute, and look a lot like Shiloh. Definitely no mistaking the paternity on those kids.

  20. KateNonymous says:

    I’ve seen plenty of others who fit that profile without looking like Shiloh, though.

  21. Mel says:

    No question – those kids are Voights. Especially Vivienne – she makes you realize just how much Angelina looks like her dad.

  22. Anna says:

    @birdie: it might just be a sticker some of the other kids put there – I’m guessing that since Shiloh and Z don’t have pierced ears (at least I think), Angelina and Brad are letting the kids decide and it’s not a family tradition (as it is in many families the world over). When I was little I used to put glitter stickers just like that on my ears, so maybe one of her siblings did it.

  23. Beth says:

    The twins are different genders not same sex so saying the earrings are to tell them apart doesn’t make sense. They share some features but I don’t see how anybody could get them confused. Even in their first pictures they look different. Also they could also look in the diaper.

  24. SolitaryAngel says:

    @birdie: I don’t know where you’ve been living, but I see babies all the time–2, 3 months old with pierced ears! I’m not saying I agree with it, but it does make sense as far as telling them apart.

  25. boreduh says:

    seriously all of their kids are pretty average looking, except for the big lips. If they did not have famous parents who would give any of them a second look? Be honest.

  26. alex says:

    apparently you do boreduh, cause you are here looking at the pictures and posting

  27. birdie says:

    @ Solitary Angel. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t live under a rock. I live in Manhattan.

    I really don’t mean this in a negative or judgmental way and I hope this doesn’t offend anyone but here goes…. honestly, it is rare to see a baby, especially a white baby, from a higher socio-economic background with pierced ears. I really don’t want to offend anyone, I am generalizing from my own experience being brought up in a WASPY northeastern culture and from the babies that I know or have seen. I went to a K-12 girl’s private school in Manhattan and not one of my classmates had their ears pierced in kindergarten. My friend Anna got hers pierced in the 2nd grade and I remember it so clearly because all of our friends were jealous and we would use marker to paint earrings on each other in Art class.

    Angelina seems no frills to me. And Brad is from a Midwest background and I don’t see him supporting earrings on an infant.

    Anyway, my real point was that it seems strange because I’m comparing the parent’s choices not to pierce either Shiloh or Zahara’s ears. Zahara is definitely old enough to say “I want my ears pierced” or “I don’t want my ears pierced” but Vivienne probably doesn’t speak yet or barely babbles and couldn’t make a decision like that on her own.

    It’s not just the earrings. Vivienne is wearing bracelets, which I would think are a chocking hazard for a little baby. In my opinion it’s just plain weird to me to see a kid bejeweled in all the junk. You definitely don’t see THAT on the upper east side. (LOL)

  28. l says:

    IMHO, I think they got the ears pierced so OTHER PEOPLE could tell the difference. Knox has WAY more hair & LOTS longer than Viv (who barely has peach fuzz.)

    Also, regarding why did they take them to ice cream and not the older ones who would have enjoyed it more…thats exactly what I would have done. It looks like they were out for a walk, they are each holding one baby & they have no stroller. Once you bring all the kids, you have fighting, lifting them up to see the flavors, helping them eat it, whose holding whose hand so they don’t wander off etc. (and then there goes the nice little relaxing ice cream outing-I have 5 kids, trust me, I’ve done both of these scenarios plenty of times to know how it will play out. 🙂 I don’t think they ACTUALLY got ice cream for the babies, they just took them out for a walk and they themselves got ice cream. AND cleary they were not “Using them as props” and I think they probably take them out alot more then we think they do, this one happened to be caught by an ice cream employee with her cell phone. Not the paps.

    oh, and every girl of mine and all of my sisters, have had their ears pierced by the age of one. We are white upper middle class and live in the western US

  29. RubyKaur says:

    One must admit….they do produce beautiful children. Regardless…..

  30. Rosanna says:

    Pierced ears are very common in European babies.

  31. Katyusha says:

    She did not get cheek implants, for Pete’s sake. I honestly don’t think she cares that much about her looks, meaning I think she’s pretty secure with herself.

    I don’t understand why everyone jumps on someone who naturally has features that most people pay to get, and say they’re fake.
    Angelina Jolie has always had that facial structure.

  32. TwinkleToes says:

    Anna, Details: Cheek implants are put in through small incisions inside the mouth, up under the upper lip.

    They don’t even take more than an hour and a half. I know she lost weight but she had her cheek implants adjusted or changed. Lohan just got a first pair.

    Birdie, that was great. ZING!

  33. Cheyenne says:

    @ Birdie: Z had a little gold bangle bracelet on her wrist when she was a baby. Many baby girls in Africa and the Caribbean wear them.

    I went to private school in Manhattan also and none of my white friends had their ears pierced when they were little. However, some of my black friends did, especially if their families were from the Caribbean, and all the Hispanic girls had pierced ears. Latino families pierce their baby girls’ ears shortly after they are born. It’s a cultural thing that goes way back.

  34. bella mama says:

    NYC born and raised and yes, pierced ears are common for babies. generally speaking, do it when they are babies and will be used to them or not until the are old enough to care for them themselves (having to clean and twist them etc… )

  35. Anastasia says:

    Who cares why one child has pierced ears? Really, is it that big of a deal?

    I was struck by how much Vivienne looks like Shiloh at the same age.

    In that other picture, I’m glad to see the kids are allowed to pick out their own clothes. Things like clothes aren’t a big hill to die on in the world of parenting, so good on them. When kids feel like they have some autonomy, they’re happier and accept limits in other areas more easily.

  36. orion70 says:

    I find AJ’s outfit in the header pic a bit odd….travel sites say you should dress modestly/conservative there, keep the legs and shoulders covered sort of thing.

  37. redred2 says:

    Get real some of you. There’s nothing wrong with the ears. But the size of their heads & the spacing in their eyes ,that someone pointed out on another blog, does make me think something is going on developmentally. I’m not trying to make jokes it’s just something doesn’t look right. Maybe it’s the camera angle. I hope it is.

  38. fizXgirl314 says:

    That bitch has the same skin as her babies… how is that fair!?!?!? huh god!?!?!

    although, those babies look like they outweigh her by about 10 pounds…. :/

  39. justathought says:

    pretty babies!

  40. fizXgirl314 says:

    DUH makes a good point… can you imagine this couple? They are bound together for eternity lest they risk losing it all…

    They’re the golden couple who had to take so much crap to be together because of the circumstances under which they met… and now, they have a ton of children and many millions of eyes watching them…

    talk about pressure!!!!

  41. Cheyenne says:

    @ redred2: Oh for God’s sake. You remind me of the trolls three years ago who insisted Shiloh was autistic or had Down’s syndrome.

  42. fizXgirl314 says:

    man, for every negative comment, there are ten people going berzerk on that poster… sometimes, I just feel like grabbing these people and shaking the stupid out of them :/

  43. michellllle says:

    Cute kids & I’m not seeing any sign of developmental issues.

    As for ear piercing, it’s most definitely a common practice the world over, though particularly in developiong nations. Still, it’s always struck me as self serving if not a bit cruel on the parents part. Why put a helpless babe in any unecessary discomfort? To prove your bald daughter is indeed a girl? Even after the initial pain there’s the potential for infection & for some sleeping w/ them never gets easy. Bottom line babies are already beautiful.

  44. redred2 says:

    **Birdie, I’m black and I don’t find what u r saying as offensive. I think u r just being honest based on what you know. I’ve seen parents do the ears of little girls with short hair. U r right about the bracelet . I think it can be a choking hazzard too.

  45. RubyKaur says:

    redred – thats just plain cruel.

  46. Raven says:

    AJ really looks like her mother in that first photo. I’ve never seen her look quite so similar. Those babies’ heads seem very large. I don’t recall Shiloh’s head looking so large at the same age.

  47. gg says:

    I do. Vivienne looks very much like Shiloh at that age.

  48. Larissa says:

    I´ve got my ears pierced at the HOSPITAL age one day old, honestly I have no memories of that and it didn´t traumatize me for life,lol.

  49. Jenna says:

    Uhh, don’t babies come in different shapes and sizes? Some heads are bigger than others. Though I do see why people are saying such things. Still. Children, still growing.

    Also, I think Viv looks a bit more like Angelina than Shiloh did at that age.

  50. crash2GO2 says:

    Haha! There is nothing wrong with the size of either of their heads, it’s just the nonprofessional camera and the angles of the photos (Viv is much closer to the camera than Angie). Their eyes look fine to me too.

  51. barneslr says:

    re: the ear piercing. I grew up in Hawaii, and it was common practice for my Asian friends parents to have their daughters’ ears pierced right in the delivery room at the time of birth. My niece has a 9 month old girl that has pierced ears, as well. I don’t know that I would have a baby’s ears pierced, but I don’t think it’s that unusual.

  52. UrbanRube says:

    I think it’s interesting that they studiosly avoided having the twins in the public eye until now, shortly after all the tabloids cranked into overdrive saying they’ve got major problems. (Those headlines have been around before, but not shouting quite this loudly or believably.) The kids are props and decoys. That said, they’re beautiful and I hope the rumors are wrong. All kids deserve stable home lives.

  53. villedeville says:

    October 6th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    As for ear piercing, it’s most definitely a common practice the world over, though particularly in developiong nations. Still, it’s always struck me as self serving if not a bit cruel on the parents part. Why put a helpless babe in any unecessary discomfort?


    In the Philippines, most ear-piercing is done mostly just days after birth by the midwife who delivered the baby. This is done probably for practical reasons as the pierced-ear would have healed by the time the baby has the urge to scratch.

    Incidentally, if people are really concerned about the discomfort of the baby’s ears pierced, they should show more concern about the routine circumcision of baby boys in majority of hospitals in the US. The pain of this unnecessary procedure on male infants is a thousand time more severe than having the baby’s ear pierced.

  54. stacy says:

    cute babies

  55. iced opal says:

    I had my daughter’s ears pierced at 8 months. It was no big deal. She’s 15 now. You just keep them clean at first. She never even bothered with them.

    And I still don’t see how Angelina is so skinny. She looks fine to me.

  56. RubyKaur says:

    Ear piercing – Meh, I was born with them already in. 🙂

  57. kim says:

    Yeah they wanted a photo op so they chose a ice cream shop owner in Jordan to take a pic with his cell phone and put it on his tweeter page. I think a pic w/ all the kids playing in a park would be a better phot op. Also can you please tell me when has their not been rumors about them breaking up. IN touch has had them breaking up every week this year. Why not show the twins on the 1st Bday or when their movie is coming out?

  58. lennie says:

    ha ha ha Well said Kim. BTW can you imagine that Angelina is doing humanitarian for ten years and for ten years people cry out on photo ops? Angelina and Brad are also together for almost for 5 years now and for 5 years there is not a single day that some rags write about their break-up?

  59. redred2 says:

    Cheyenne & RubyKaur = I swear to you I’m not trying to be mean towards the kids. I did say I hope it’s the camera angle. If it is not , something is a bit off. Look at the spacing in Knox’s eyes. It’s likely the camera angle that makes Viv’s head looks the size of Angies, but something is off with Knox. I’m sorry, but I’m serious. I believe that they are well loved kids &and if there’s a problem their parents are on it. I doubt they’d pull a John Travolta ∧ deny &and lie about their kid’s disability. Again, it’s prob. the camera angle. I’m not trying to bash anyone.

  60. e says:

    Eyes being far apart is not necessarily a sign of a developmental problem.

    I babysat a kid who’s head looked like a flying saucer when he was a baby. The doctor said he was in the 99% for height and weight and his head circumference was off the charts. He didn’t learn to walk till after he was 1 because it was so hard to hold his head up. Guess what…he GREW into it. Kids go through some weird stages when they are growing. I am not going to diagnose these babies based on grainy cell phone pictures.

    Earrings in babies are more popular now than they were when I was a kid. I did have a gold baby bracelet, locket, and ring though and I am white. Bracelets etc. are fine if the children are being supervised…just don’t let them chill in the crib with it on.

    Some of you people need to get a grip.

  61. Patrice says:

    My goodness, that baby looks JUST like her Momma! Too cute: ) Little mini -Shiloh.

  62. whatever says:

    Those are bells on one her wrists. Maddox had the same when he was young. It’s a custom among Cambodians to place bells on their child’s wrists, so they always know where their kids are–esp. since toddlers are known for wandering off. How smart is that?

  63. Malibu says:

    I had my son’s ear pierced when he was 18 months old, and everyone went nuts. They thought he looked so cute, because he was definitely all boy and a bubba. His dad had a pierced ear too. He had a little diamond stud in it, and he never bothered with it. By the way we are upper middle class.