It’s a happenin’ place, Namibia these days. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt have turned the spotlight on the African country. Jolie recently threatened to leave Namibia, however, where she plans on giving birth to her & Brad Pitt’s child, if the couple does not receive any privacy from the press.
In a statement delivered by Jolie henchman Mickey Brett, the Jolie-Pitt family pleads for privacy. “We love Africa and to be here in Namibia with our family is very special for us. To the local people who have been so kind and gracious, thank you for making us feel at home. As for the press, we kindly ask for privacy so we can be free to enjoy this beautiful county with our children. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt.” It think they forgot to put in, “If you don’t leave us be bitches, I’m going to release the bloody hound Mickey Brett and it’s not going to be pretty, I can tell you that much.”
Hmmm, so do Jolie & Pitt think the press will just pack up and leave after that moving statement? I wish the J-P fam solitude, but I fear it may be in vain. Or maybe not. Three French photographers were ordered to leave Namibia this week or face arrest. Others, including a Sunday Times photographer, have been issued statements that they are “prohibited / illegal” immigrants and have been given 48 hours to pack up, or face arrest themselves.
So, it looks like Namibia is trying to help Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt out by ousting the bad eggs. Namibian Prime Minister Nahas Angula has been a strong supporter of the J-P fam and has defended their right for privacy. He disagreed with the “public figure in a public place” principle saying, “They are not public people in the sense that are elected persons. An elected person has got a responsibility to the public, but someone who has a talent to be a good film star, that person is entitled to peace of mind like everyone else.”
“If that person says they don’t want to be photographed then, of course, that person deserves protection.” And isn’t that what nice boy Mickey Brett has been doing?
Sounds like some sucking up going on “a talent to be a good film star,” a little bit of Indecent Proposal on your mind, Minister. I do wonder, what about those other famous celebs that visit Namibia, do they have to qualify as a good film star to receive some peace & quiet?
Despite their need for seclusion, the J-P fam has taken in the sights. They made it to Walvis Bay to feast on some local cuisine at a queer hole-in-the-wall restaurant called Kentucky Fried Chicken. Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt have been spotted coming out of a jewelry store & at a pet shop where they were shopping for a turtle for Maddox. The celebrity couple also posed for a private photo session amid the dunes at Swakopmud, the photographs are said to have been sold for $700,000.
Which brings us to the biggie, when are we going to get to see baby Jolie-Pitt? It looks lilke People have the answer. Who would have guessed it? Just about everyone. People magazine have purchased the exclusive rights to the first photo of Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s baby. How much you ask? People will donate $3.5 million to Unicef in exchange for the sought-after pics.
Meanwhile, listeners to a Namibian radio station have urged the J-P fam to name the child ‘Naledi’ meaning ‘star’ in Setswana. The seond favorite name was ‘Katiti’ which translates to ‘little one’ in Herero and Oshiwambo. How about just naming little Jolie-Pitt ‘$3.5′. I think it has a nice ring to it.
BTW- Is that Heath Ledger holding the carboard sign?