Out of respect for their generous donation, I declined to use the term “Brangelina” in my headline. You’re welcome, Jolie-Pitts. That’s what a million bucks buys you in this economy.
The patrons saints of everything shelled out the $1M to the U.N. to help survivors of the violence in Pakistan. Over 2 million Pakistanis have been driven from their homes this year by fighting between government troops and Taliban militants in the northwest of the country.
Angelina was also present at the World Refugee Day ceremonies in DC today. She spoke at the event, getting choked up herself. She said of the refugees: “Most of all they are survivors … They are the most impressive people I have ever met.”
Missing from the ceremonies was Hillary Clinton, who fractured her elbow when she fell on her way to the White House, and scheduled host Anderson Cooper, who apparently couldn’t get a flight out. Ann Curry filled in.