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William and I can separate life into two parts. There were those years when we were blessed with the physical presence beside us of both our mother and father. And then there are the 10 years since our mother’s death. When she was alive, we completely took for granted her unrivaled love of life, laughter, fun and folly. She was our guardian, friend and protector. She never once allowed her unfaltering love for us to go unspoken or undemonstrated. She will always be remembered for her amazing public work. But behind the media glare, to us, just two loving children, she was quite simply the best mother in the world.

We would say that, wouldn’t we. But we miss her.

She kissed us last thing at night. Her beaming smile greeted us from school. She laughed hysterically and uncontrollably when sharing something silly she might have said or done that day. She encouraged us when we were nervous or unsure. She — like our father — was determined to provide us with a stable and secure childhood. To lose a parent so suddenly at such a young age, as others have experienced, is indescribably shocking and sad. It was an event which changed our lives forever, as it must have done for everyone who lost someone that night.

But what is far more important to us now, and into the future, is that we remember our mother as she would have wished to be remembered as she was: fun-loving, generous, down-to-earth, entirely genuine. We both think of her every day. We speak about her and laugh together at all the memories. Put simply, she made us, and so many other people, happy. May this be the way that she is remembered.

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Shiloh, the sister of Princess Zahara, was spotted at the Central Park Petting Zoo with her mama Angelina, brothers Maddox, Pax and Zahara (not pictured).

Shiloh looks just like Brad with Angelina’s lips! So cute ^_^

Credit: Celebrity Baby Scoop

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Speaking of Tattoos…

Since we’re on the subject of tattoos, I thought I’d mention a new Angelina tattoo.

Last weekend Angelina was photographed having a day of fun with her kids in Central Park. One photograph reveled a new addition to her body art. It’s of roman numerals. “V- MCMXL.” It’s located next to the “XIII” tattoo Jolie got several years ago. Put together it reads XIII-V-MCMXL. A very crafty fan did some research and found out that it might be a reference to … Winston Churchill. The numbers read out to be 13 / 05 /1940, the date of Churchill’s famous Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat speech.

Now, I know you’re thinking, Winston Churchill? Really? Angelina Jolie knows who he is ?

In several interviews Jolie has spoken about the respect and admiration she has for the late British Prime Minister. In an interview from 2005 she was asked who were her idols growing up. Jolie stated “Winston Churchill! I did, I loved Winston Churchill! Yeah. I have posters of Lawrence of Arabia and Winston Churchill books – that’s my house.” She went on to say “when I get depressed, or I feel a little out of focus, I read their speeches, or their books, or things about them. It makes me feel centred. They just seem to be very clear thinkers. I’m sure I could analyse it to death, but they just inspire me and focus me. “ And in another interview Jolie talked again about her Churchill love. “I love Churchill. I have every book on him. I listen to his speeches on tape – the last great orator and statesmen, and his painting and his bricklaying and his marriage. He’s one of the founders of the United Nations.”

Random I know, but true.

So Us Weekly, when you decide to write a year old story about Angelina’s new tattoo, don’t forget to credit us. We know you get all your info from Google 😛

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Sources: Empire Magazine 2004, Premiere Magazine 2005

Thanks: Fati @ BAFans for the info

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On their website , Us Weekly has a story about Brad Pitt’s tattoo (he’s rumored to have at least three) located on his left forearm. This is what they wrote:

It looks like Brad Pitt took a little piece of France home with him. After vacationing in the European nation with his family in July, Pitt acquired a new tattoo written in — you guessed it — French.

The inked script on Pitt’s left forearm was first spotted by Us on Tuesday during the 43-year-old actor’s carriage ride through New York’s Central Park with daughter Zahara. It translates to “life is absurd,” a phrase borrowed from the theories of French existentialist Albert Camus.

Despite the tat’s Gallic origins, it’s rumored that the body art was commissioned in Chicago. Pitt and his family were in the Windy City while Angelina Jolie filmed an upcoming movie, Wanted.

Where to begin… first, the tattoo is a year old and was definetly NOT done in Chicago. The tattoo has been talked about for well over a year on Brad Pitt fan sites. It’s not everyday that you see Brad Pitt with a tattoo so naturally fans were intrigued. It first came up in photos mid 2006, after the birth of Pitt’s youngest daughter Shiloh Jolie Pitt. Second, the tattoo says “Absurdites De l’existence” – absurdities of the existence. It’s from Friedrich Nietsche, a German philosopher.

Now, we can’t be sure if this was the inspiration for Brad’s tattoo, it does seem very plausable. Mariane Peral, widow of Daniel Pearl, edited a book of articles written by her late husband. In the foward to the book she writes…

“I wish you a good journey through Danny’s writings. It is my sincere hope that his spirit and values will radiate from all of you who he inspires. I hope that, like me, you will be able to laugh with Danny as he navigates you through the absurdités de l’existence. Mainly, I trust that Danny’s flame will keep burning in you as it does in me, his wife.” — Mariane Pearl, Paris, France.

Again, we can’t say 100% that this was the inspiration for the quote on Brad’s arm, but again, it seems very likely. Brad produced the film adaptation of Pearls’ book A Mighty Heart and and Brad has stated that Daniel and Mariane Pearl have been a great inspiration to him since reading about the late reporters kidnapping in 2002.

Brad’s been spotted showing off the tattoo more times than we can count. So it’s kind of funny that it took Us Weekly, the “reliable”magazine, a year or more to finally catch it. Maybe they’ll cover this in their next “Fake News” report.

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Thanks to Fati @ BAFans for the info.

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Clothing Intervention

Growing up isn’t easy. You have to work, pay taxes and rent. Then of course there are the car insurance payments. It sucks, I know. However, it’s something we must all go through. Another part of growing up is dressing your age. Once you hit 21 the baby doll dresses go out the closet and into the trash. If you’re not actually a baby, the dress is not for you.

So please, throw away your baby doll dresses or at least put some damn pants on and pass it off as a blouse.

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All About Kate

On Sunday, August 26th, actor Owen Wilson attempted to take his own life. The media has been going into a frenzy since that day trying outdo each other in their tacky coverage of this tragic incident.

The winner is Us Weekly. They titled their cover story “Kate’s Nightmare” , giving a tiny little line about the person who’s actually living the nightmare. How is it “Kate’s Nightmare”? Was she the one dealing with depression and addiction? Was it Kate that slashed her wrists with a knife and downed a bottle of pills? I’m not a fan of Kate Hudson. I’m no fan of movies centering around blond women bouncing up and down playing some goofy hippie chick. However, it’s clear that this is not about Kate Hudson. Owen Wilson is a man dealing with serious emotional issues. I’m sure breaking up with someone is painful but I doubt the breakup was the sole reason for his suicide attempt.

If anyone actually cares about Owen Wilson you won’t buy this bullshit magazine or any tabloids for that matter. Give the man what he asked for, which is to respect his privacy. Let him get his life together, let him heal in peace. And for God’s sake stop watching Kate Hudson movies.

Ok, that last one was about me. But seriously, her movies suck!

Credit: Us Weekly

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UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie makes a pit stop at Camp Waleed, Iraq to visit with American troops serving in the region while on a visit to the country on Tuesday

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