Angelina Jolie Knows that Being Mega-Rich Makes Motherhood Easier

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Some reporter asked Angelina Jolie if she ever suffers from "mom guilt" like Chirlane McCray—because heaven forfend we interview a female celebrity without bringing up her womb—and she managed to dismiss the question, own her privilege, and stick up for low-income single moms.

The Hollywood superstar — and supermom — was asked about the First Lady's infamous "mom guilt" as she promotes her motherhood-themed new movie, "Maleficent," but promptly distanced herself from the stresses most parents feel.

"I'm not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day," she told the Daily News when asked about McCray's comments this week. "I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food.

"My kids, they're here upstairs," she added, pointing toward the ceiling of the hotel conference room where she was grilled by reporters.

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She seems like a good lady. Also, JESUS CHRIST LOOK AT THAT PHOTO. [NYDN]


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Gillian Jacobs is going to be on Girls.

Community star Gillian Jacobs has been tapped to leave her days of college hijinks behind, and move on to the hilarious and painfully realistic world of HBO's smash series Girls. Jacobs is the first of her study group to be cast as a recurring character in a new series since NBC canceled the cult series earlier this month.

Girls' star, creator, executive producer, and all around HBIC, Lena Dunham, confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. "It's true!" the actress tweeted. "The super-special Gillian Jacobs has joined us for Girls season 4. We are pretty lucky."

Pro! I'm pro. It'll be interesting to see her in something that's not as stylized as Community. [E!]


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  • Rachel Bilson "hides" her baby bump by just wearing an ordinary dress where you kind of can't see it because it's hella small still. Diabolical!!! [E!]
  • Nikki Reed and her husband are getting divorced. [TMZ]
  • Jason Segel wrote a children's book! [EW]
  • Rita Ora is a bank-robbing lizard. [E!]
  • Kirsten Dunst and Isla Fisher went shopping. [JustJared]
  • Ron Goldman's sister thinks that Robert Kardashian Sr. disposed of the OJ Simpson murder weapon. [Radar]
  • Elin Nordegren wants more kids. [DailyMail]
  • Ireland Baldwin met Lorde. [JustJared]
  • Police are investigating the murder of April Jace, who was apparently shot by her husband, actor Michael Jace, while their two small children were in home. This story is heartbreaking. Also, since she's being uniformly described in headlines as "Michael Jace's wife," I'd like to add: April Jace, April Jace, April Jace, April Jace, April Jace. [People]
  • Jessica Simpson LETS HER BABY DRIVE A CAR. [E!]

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Here is the source of the Angelina quote. It had nothing to do with the Chirline McCray or Goopy Paltrow for that matter. The media just loves to pit Angelina against other women.

How do you find a balance between your work life and family life? You've got six kids and an amazing career, so how do you make it work, especially when you and Brad are each off doing World War II epics, at the same time?

JOLIE: Well, that was hard. The kids went back and forth sometimes, and we'd each have some, but most of the time, I had them all and it was hard. But I'm not a single mom with two jobs, trying to get by, every day. I have much more support than most women, around this world, and I have the financial means to have a home and help with care and food. So, I don't consider it a challenge. My kids are here, upstairs. They home school, so we travel everywhere together. They were on set, almost every day, for Maleficent. We travel everywhere together. When I feel I'm doing too much, I do less, if I can. I'm in a rare position where I don't have to do job after job. I can take time, when my family needs it. I'm editing now. The nice thing about being a director is that I can say, "I can only get into the room after the kids are at school, and I have to be back for dinner. And they're coming for lunch." I actually feel like women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn't complain when we consider all of the people who are really struggling, and don't have the means or support. Many people are single, raising children. That's hard.

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