Brangelina's 35-Bedroom Chateau En France

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  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have purchased a $60 million estate in the south of France: 1,000 acres, 35 bedrooms, a vineyard, lake, forest and moat. It's called Chateau Miraval, which means "where hot people breed" in French. (35 bedrooms. A preview of the number of kids to come?!?! Two words: Mon Dieu!) [UPI]
  • "I'm very, very lucky. A lot of mothers don't have a job where they can just work a few months in a year and then come out for two days for a press conference. When I'm working, Brad's home with the children and vice versa. We do have nannies that help us, but nobody spends the night. And this year I'm taking off completely for the family." — Angelina Jolie. [The Sun]
  • RIP Sydney Pollack. [NY Times]
  • George Clooney says: "Sydney made the world a little better, movies a little better and even dinner a little better. A tip of the hat to a class act. He'll be missed terribly." [People]
  • Amy Winehouse: Pushed a paparazzo on her way home. Grabbed his camera. Maybe punched him. Pictures are sure to come. [Telegraph]
  • Oh, and Amy made a video in which she sings with her 12-year-old god-daughter and Pete Doherty filmed it. Now it's a YouTube sensation. The little girl, Dionne Bromfield, has a great voice! [Independent]
  • Have John "The Player" Mayer and Jennifer Aniston been seeing each other for months? A random source says they've been dating for a while, but hiding it. "Then Jen realized it wasn't just a fling and decided to take it public." How does anyone famous hide anything? [E!]
  • Joel Madden says baby Harlow likes the Cure. [People]
  • Is Britney Spears in talks to do a "megabucks" one-night-only show in Las Vegas? [News Of The World]
  • Seen partying in the Hamptons over the weekend: Molly Sims, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Madden, Maggie Rizer, Wesley Snipes, Michael Lohan and Sade. [Page Six]
  • Are Madonna and Guy Ritchie planning a civilized separation? Madge will be living in New York this summer, and she won't be taking the Mister with her. [Daily Mail]
  • Madonna refused to pay a £45,000 hotel bill because a camera crew managed to get into her suite and film the toilet. Wait, what? []
  • Kate Hudson and Lance Armstrong: Very much an item. Staying together on a yacht in Cannes. [E!]
  • Blind item! "Which rotund actress had a romantic rendezvous with a waiter - but only after the server's boss promised him free food and drinks if he 'went the extra mile' to keep the thespian happy? One cocaine-fueled romp later, and the waiter has yet to see his payoff. 'I slept with the beast for this?' he complained." [Rush & Molloy]
  • Michael Jackson watched the big UFC match Saturday in Vegas from behind a burka. [TMZ]
  • Brooke Hogan was driving in Florida on Sunday when another car slammed into her. Brooke says her seat belt saved her life. Buckle up! [People]
  • Michael Lohan vs. Dina Lohan: She's got a TV show; he's "concerned" about some of the stuff she exposes the kids to.So. He's blogging his reactions to the show on OK! magazine's web site. Should be fun. [MSNBC]
  • Michael has a new girlfriend, btw. He introduces her as "Lindsay's future stepmom." [TMZ]
  • Paul McCartney was awarded an honorary degree from Yale over the weekend. Sir Pail is now a Doctor of Music. [AP]
  • Meanwhile, Heather Mills is planning a £250,000 divorce party on Richard Branson's Caribbean hideaway, Necker Island. [Mirror]
  • Mel B.'s new song has these lyrics: "You're a deadbeat cheat, so undercover. Living a Hollywood Lie as Mr Lover Lover. Go 'head leading your double life, phoney faker undercover." Um, Eddie Murphy? This one's for you. [Mirror]
  • Alicia Keys wants to work with Jack White. "I just think we could do something really interesting that mixes rock and soul together, the blues and emotion, and it could be really touching," she says. Yes! Do it! [Mirror]
  • Chris Noth says that there were so many people watching Sex And The City being shot on the streets of New York that "We had to do a lot of fake endings." Noth also led journalists astray by saying stuff like: "I can't take another funeral" and "It's all just a dream, isn't it? It's so much fun when she wakes up from the nightmare!" Sly fox. [UPI]
  • Jude Law went through a mock kidnap and hostage to help film a documentary about Afghanistan. [Daily Express]
  • Ooh, here's an article called "A Law Unto Himself: Why Jude's Bed-Hopping, Wife-Swopping Ways Are Ruining His Career." [Daily Mail]
  • Kylie Minogue: Turning 40! She kicked off birthday celebrations in Greece. [Mirror]
  • Director Roman Polanski has seen the documentary made about his 1978 trial for unlawful sexual contact and sexual acts with a 13-year-old girl, his subsequent imprisonment, and decision to leave the United States. Apparently he "loved" the flick and might go to the Paris premiere. [FoxNews]
  • Natascha McElhone has written a heartbreaking piece about her husband, Martin Kelly, who died suddenly just days ago. "I just can't believe I won't feel his skin any more, how is that possible? I can't believe that that magical, beautiful creature is not here any more. He was too good to be true. There was never a day when we didn't say: 'It's ridiculous how lucky we are, look how blessed our life is.' I frequently felt undeserving of this; he, however, never." [Daily Mail]
  • Yeah, David Beckham was caught looking at a cheerleader's butt. Again. But Friday Posh went with him to watch the Lakers and Bex shut his eyes when the dancing girls went by. [Mirror]
  • Liza Minnelli was stopped at Heathrow airport and held in the immigration line because she didn't have the appropriate work visa. [This Is London]
  • Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo: Seen holding hands, laughing and happy. On a date together in Dallas. So, it's back on. For now. [People]
  • Matthew McConaughey's brother, Rooster McConaughey, has his own reality show. Black Gold is about the race to find oil in Texas; Rooster supplies pipes for oil drills. Also? Rooster has a son named Miller Lyte. [ONTD]
  • Carmen Electra is launching her own line of portable stripper poles. Poledancing! It's a good workout! It's fun! It still looks trashy, though. [ONTD]
  • Peaches Geldof and Pete Doherty. Hanging together. Uh-oh. [The Sun]
  • A young actor named Rob Knox was stabbed to death over the weekend; he was to have had a small role in the next Harry Potter film. [Independent]
  • Christian Bale is on the cover of Details, talking about Heath Ledger and Dark Knight. [ONTD]

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A Small Turnip

@LvV: Nah, I doubt they'll run out of money. They have their $20 million paydays, yes, but they've also got steady royalties coming in from prior films, lotsa lotsa money from lucrative advertising work (much of which you may not be seeing in the U.S.), and likely some damn fine investments. Unless something disastrous happens, they'll be doing very comfortably for the rest of their lives.

Now I am going to shake my empty piggy-bank, and have a nice soothing cry.