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Monday, June 05, 2006

buy brangelina's baby pictures! fight infant mortality!

From this Breitbart.com article:
A week after her birth was announced to a waiting world, the infant daughter of Hollywood power couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, is already trading her instant celebrity for charity dollars.

The first pictures of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt -- following a top secret photo shoot at the couple's fortress hideaway in Namibia -- are to be licensed worldwide by Getty Images, with all the profits going to charity, the photo agency said.

"The photo shoot took place over the weekend, but I can't give you any more details about that," Getty spokeswoman Deb Trevino said Monday, adding that exclusive deals had already been worked out with a number of publications....

...It was not immediately clear which charities might benefit from Shiloh's first baby photos but, in a joint statement, Pitt and Jolie highlighted the high rate of child mortality in poor nations.

"While we celebrate the joy of the birth of our daughter, we recognize that two million babies born every year in the developing world die on the first day of their lives," the statement said.

"These mothers and children can be saved, but only if governments around the world make it a priority," it added.
Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Governments can solve any problem! All they have to is tax, spend, and solve, solve, solve! Works every time!

In actual fact, the only way the government can save people is to get the hell out of the way and disappear.

And really, how full of yourselves do you have to be to actually sell pictures of your newborn daughter? And how empty does someone's life have to be to actually buy such a thing? And I know they say the proceeds will go to charity, but they don't say which one. I guess we'll just have to trust that it will be a worthy one, perhaps an organization that will lobby governments everywhere to solve infant mortality!

Of course, as soon as the first pictures are sold, they're going to be all over the internet, but Brad and Angelina are so far removed from the real world that that probably hasn't crossed their minds.

Seriously, I'm glad they both care about third world children, and I'm sure they're sincere in wanting to help them. I also believe that both Pitt and Jolie are good actors (I actually liked Tomb Raider). But come on, you're not going to save anybody by acting like an idiot.

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