Angelina and Brad are supposedly making a documentary of their adventures in Africa post-Shiloh to help African causes. This sounds like BS and the source is The Sun, but maybe it’s true:
And they will allow their four-day-old daughter SHILOH NOUVEL to be filmed for the documentary too Ã¢â‚¬â€ along with their two adopted youngsters Maddox and Zahara.
A source close to the couple said: “Brad and Angelina want to put out a serious social documentary about all the great things the country has to offer.
“Angelina is in love with Namibia and wants fans to learn more about it and experience what she has experienced.
“Maddox is in the film along with Zahara, and they have agreed to include some footage of their new baby.
“They know that any documentary which includes anything personal about their lives will help them get their message across.”
They’re so secretive that we doubt this is true. We’ll believe it when we see it.
Columnist Liz Smith of the NY Post says that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie didn’t top the Yahoo! buzz list this holiday weekend, and that they’re fools for sequestering themselves in Namibia since they’re only increasing the value of photographs:
I expected proud new parents Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to top the list. Nope. Miss Jolie was No. 5 out of the top 20. Mr. Pitt was the only male in the Top 20, at No. 17. Jessica Alba was No. 1. Interesting. Could it be that for all the media screeching, people aren’t that fascinated by Brad and Angelina? Perhaps they really didn’t have to go hide themselves away in Namibia, with all of that little country’s official protection, to safely have their child? Maybe, like Tom and Katie, they could have had their baby right here in the good old U.S.A., with normal-type security. After all, nobody barged in on Miss Holmes in delivery, and surely her birth-giving was as eagerly anticipated as Angelina’s. You know, privacy, when it is really wanted, can be achieved. When Brad married Jennifer Aniston, only one photo was released – a simple black-and-white shot of the then-happy couple. Nobody crashed the ceremony. John F. Kennedy Jr. was married and on his way to his honeymoon with Carolyn Bessette before the press even knew about it. What have Brad and Angelina accomplished with their mania for seclusion (aside from their generous financial donation to Namibia’s natal care facilities – a lovely gesture)? Now the stakes to “get” them are even higher, now their re-entry to the United States will be a riot of attention. Now they will feel even more exhausted and beleaguered by the media.
By having Shiloh in Namibia Angelina did bring a lot of publicity to African causes, and she achieved some privacy through the brute force of the Namibian government and her own nasty security guards. It looks like she achieved her goal after all. Releasing a video doesn’t sound like something she would bother with.
Gorgeous header illustration of the possibility of an ironically ugly Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt from Gallery of the Absurd.