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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on an unstoppable mission to enlarge their family, but this time it's not just by adopting babies. Researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society have discovered that presidential nominee Barack Obama is distant cousins with Brad Pitt, while Hillary Clinton, is related not only to Angelina, but also Madonna, Alanis Morissette and Celine Dion. The catch? Brad and Barack are ninth cousins while Angie and Hil are ninth cousins twice removed.
Seriously, when you go that deep in your ancestry, couldn't you really be related to anybody?
And now for the real question: who will Jennifer Aniston be voting for? [E!]
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Valerie Macon/Getty ImagesApparently heiress-slash-marketing genius Paris Hilton is everyone's favorite ditz overseas as well. Ms. Hilton had an international Jessica Simpson "chicken or fish" moment while on tour in Africa with boyfriend du jour Benji Madden and his band Good Charlotte. It must suck to play second fiddle for a moment, but Paris made sure to grab some press of her own.Read More »from Paris reminds us she's still a dumb blonde. We feel validated.
"I love Africa in general - South Africa and West Africa, they are both great countries," said Paris. Ouch, looks like someone must have been filing her nails during geography class-last we checked West Africa wasn't a country, but rather a three billion square mile area consisting of 16 countries. Oh, but who even noticed! She was too busy posing in her white bikini. Next up on the tour: Germany, Turkey and Hungary. We're sure she won't know where these places are, but it's all good as long as they have mirrors there. [NY Daily News]
Stephen Shugerman/Getty ImagesRocker and Kurt Cobain widow Courtney Love is tired of being the butt of jokes and is ready for a more welcoming, compassionate community-namely across the pond. "I am fed up with Los Angeles. It's dirty and full of crazy people. I want a complete lifestyle change," says Love.Read More »from Courtney Love says England or bust!
Hmm… we wonder if when making this statement she had a momentary brain fart and forgot about Kate Moss, Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse, to name a few. Courtney seeks greener pastures, not just for he own well-being, but for 15-year-old daughter, Frances Bean.
"Hollywood is not a healthy place for a teenager to grow up. There are too many bad influences." But not so fast, Ms. Responsibility! We've seen your MySpace blog rants. Is it possible you've gone completely soft on us? "English men are more fun."
Whew, that's better. [Defamer]
Astrid Stawiarz/Getty ImagesThis dude just can't stay out of trouble. Two weeks ago Kid Rock (AKA Robert Ritchie) made a charity appearance at a Georgia Waffle House to apologize for a post-concert scuffle back in October. Well, this past Friday the Kid was at it again, and consequently sued for battery after three men approached him for his autograph outside of L.A. hotspot Teddy's at the Roosevelt Hotel. The suit states that: "Kid Rock and members of the Boo-Yaa Tribe assaulted and battered all three plaintiffs," and Michael Medlin, Carlos Bonilla and Jose Perez were "left on the ground seriously injured as Kid Rock and his entourage drove off."Read More »from Kid rocks a little too hard, again
Rock and crew, along with the Hotel, were hit with charges of negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and malice. Who knows what really went down, but it seems like the plaintiffs, who are seeking at least $15 million in damages, are milking this case for all it's worth. Can't we all just get along!? [E!]
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesRadio personality Howard Stern is great at getting dirt out of just about anyone, so when actor Ryan Phillippe had sang nothing but praises on ex-wife Reese Witherspoon and new man Jake Gyllenhaal, we realized he was a real class act. "He's a good dude," Phillippe said on Thursday's show. "I love her and I want her to be happy, and it seems like she is." Aww. Perhaps this is in part to their 2007 divorce being "mutual."Read More »from Ryan Phillippe is capable of a mature breakup
"Leading up to it, we had been spending so much time apart," he explained. "That's a huge part of it. There are so many obstacles." The rest of his interview, Phillippe denied hookups with Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson, but that doesn't keep the ladies off him. "I know Lindsay Lohan wanted you," said Stern. "Yeah," he responded. Ooh, we'd like to know more about that one.
A slightly modest Phillippe admit that Angelina Jolie is "probably" the hottest actress he's been forced to get naked with on camera. "Is she very sexual?" Stern asked. "I would think so, yeah,"
This is hardly groundbreaking news, but we just can't get past it… and are praying it's not true. Over the weekend TMZ spotted Claudia Jordan, one of the Deal or No Deal girls, at the Young Hollywood Mansion Party and she drunkenly confessed to making six figures. (!!!) Our first question is, just how desperate is TMZ that they're not only able to identify one of the show's case holders, but also to try and interview her. But really, if this is true, sign us up for the gig. We can learn to like sequins if we must. [TMZ]
Reality star and new clothing designer Lauren Conrad has been let down by one friend after another. "I want to say I can always trust my good friends that I've had forever, but at the same time, some of my oldest friends have betrayed me," the Hills star told Us Weekly. The latest scandals stem from ex-boyfriend Brody Jenner announcing he had a new girl just days after LC bounced for Paris and best friend/roommate Audrina making up with LC's arch nemesis, Heidi Montag. Not to mention sex tape rumors. "At this point, I have to question every person that wants to have a relationship with me, whether it's a friendship or a romantic relationship," says Lauren.. "Audrina has to remind me that she's not someone who's going to betray me." Or you could just find out for yourself by watching next week's episode! Truth be told, LC, you're not special. You're just witnessing every horrible moment on camera.
It seems that potentially reformed party girl Lindsay Lohan has found a new way to get attention-or two new ways. It seems that Courtenay Semel, daughter of former Yahoo! chairman Terry Semel, and DJ Samantah Ronson, daughter of writer Ann Dexter-Jones and band manager Laurence Ronson have been battling for her affection. Lindsay, of course, is loving every minute of it. "Sam and Courtenay fight for Lindsay's attention," a source tells Star. "Both have told her they love her." Sam has a leg up in the competition as she and Linds have been pals since 2004. Star reported that when Lindsay was in rehab in 2007, she sent Sam love letters via her MySpace page. "Your [sic] all I have to live for babe," Lindsay, now 21, wrote. "I want to marry you and have children with you. I need you to live!"But someone is avoiding the issue here-is Lindsay really a lesbian or just an attention w----?
British supermodel Kate Moss has dated a long line of "bad boys" from Johnny Depp to Lemonheads frontman Evan Dando to Baby shambles frontman/drug addict Pete Doherty. So excuse us for yawning over the news that the not-quite-as-waifish-or-stylish-anymore model is now engaged to The Kills guitarist Jamie Hince. Dude even looks like Doherty. Paparazzi have snapped them all over London biting and licking each others necks, dubbing them "vampire" lovers. Let's hope there's less sharing blood going on this time around.
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A few months ago Brad Pitt once again knocked up Angelina Jolie and now we're told the double baby bump contains one child of each sex! A source tells In Touch, "Because [Angelina] took fertility treatments to help her ovulate, her babies are fraternal.. They're ecstatic. She can't wait." Hollywood power couple's brood will now be up to six-three adopted and three from natural birth. We can't wait to see them strolling around in matching his and hers Bugaboo strollers. Angie plans to give birth to the twins in France. While her constant moving around and hectic life used to annoy Brad, a pal claims he's just smitten with the whole deal. "He told her he loves going along with her crazy plans. He's learned to live with a messy house with toys everywhere." Of course he is. Whew. Sorry for the interruption-feel free to go about your less than perfect lives.