Angelina Jolie and Maddox arrived in Vietnam last week to finalize the adoption of the three-year-old boy she is adopting from the country. The formalities should be completed by this weekend, when Jolie will be able to take the little boy back to New Orleans to meet his daddy and two sisters. The boy, whose name has not been released, was brought to an orphanage as a baby after he was found abandoned at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital, and city officials were not able to locate his parents to have them sign off on the adoption.
The young boy reportedly enjoys soccer and gets along well with the other kids at the center. Angelina’s adopting the kid as a single parent, because Vietnamese law doesn’t allow unmarried couples to adopt children (but single parents? That’s a-okay! I figure this has something to do with human-trafficking prevention, but I don’t see how … anyone know?).
You know, I like to say mean things about Angelina because she totally stole Jennifer Aniston’s husband, but I have to admit that she’s probably a really good person. This is not to say that this country — and this world — is not already full of big-hearted people who adopt orphans from third-world countries to offer them a better life, but it’s cool that Angelina is setting such a high-profile example.
Angelina Jolie may have barely escaped a supposed third-world plot to kidnap her and extort a ransom while working as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, but she’ll never escape the consequent positive publicity. Poor dear. [The Blemish]
Students at Oprah’s free South African boarding school are faced with the difficult choice between rape and junk food. I know, I know. It seems like a no-brainer. But think about Milk Duds, people. [IBBB]
Thank God Paris Hilton’s nipples are visible in this outfit. It means you don’t have to think too much about the skirt. [Yeeeah]
I am obsessed with this Claire Danes/Patrick Wilson GAP commercial, and now I want to buy Boyfriend Trousers. I am so easily brainwashed by a cute commercial. [popbytes]
Paris Hilton’s record label plans to drop her. Paris Hilton had a record label? Oh, yeah, right. Back when she was a “singer.” [Buzznet]
Sienna Miller is drunk, if you can believe that. [Gossip or Truth]
Awww … Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is making her acting debut in Papa Pitt’s latest film. This is great. She’s not going to turn out like the Olsen twins at all. No way. [Cele|bitchy]
Sweet Jesus, Suri Cruise only has four fingers. Like, seriously, the kid is missing an entire finger. This is what happens, people, when you create a baby from the 20-year-old frozen sperm of L. Ron Hubbard. Four fingers. [POTP]
Antonella Barba’s not planning to return to school right away, in order to “strike while the iron’s hot,” which means I can no longer effectively argue that everything Antonella Barba has ever decided to do is stupid. [Ninja Dude]
Lindsay Lohan’s out of rehab and on the loose. And everyone knows the next-best thing to some Grey Goose cocktail is some Ryan Phillippe … um .. you know. [A Socialite's Life]
Sarah Michelle Gellar: pregnant or fat? [INO]
Cammy Diaz nabs herself some Tyrese. [Cele|bitchy]
Premiere becomes the latest magazine to bid adieu to its print version, plans to focus efforts on online operations. [fishbowlLA]
Hey, guess who’s still freakin’ adorable? The Jolie-Pitt family! [ICYDK]
Also cute: TomKat and Suri, back on the intramural sports circuit. [dlisted]
Courtney Love breaks the big story that there was cocaine at Paris Hilton’s birthday party. We get it, Courtney. You’re sober now. But do you really have to ruin it for everyone else? [Warship]
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer take little Ruby Sweetheart into the ocean. Nude. (She’s nude, not them.) [POTP]
Pics from Liz Hurley’s wedding. [Allie]
ScarJo puts on her very ugliest dress for the Louis Vuitton show. Hair and shoes to match. [SOW]
One billion pics from the NAACP Image Awards. [PopSugar]
Also … a VERY SPECIAL thanks to Joy A. at Pop on the Pop for giving Evil Beet a shout-out in her Mediabistro interview. We love ya, Joy, and we love reading POTP!
Mama and Papa with Zahara and Shiloh. Awwww…so cute!!!
Teri Hatcher had a lunch date with George Bush, Sr. I’m not sure which of them I feel more sorry for. [Faded Youth]
Lance and Reichen had a love that could have lasted a lifetime … if it weren’t for some dude from Real World: Denver. [ICYDK]
Mischa and Cisco had a love that could have lasted a lifetime … if it weren’t for that picture of his gigantic testicles that made the Internet rounds. [Cele|bitchy]
Breaking: Angelina Jolie is thin. [The Bosh]
Yeah, okay, so Tori Spelling’s like 20 months pregnant, but is that really any excuse to look like Kirstie Alley? [The Blog You Love to Hate]
Blah blah blah … Ryan O’Neal … blah blah son drunk … blah blah blah pregnant girlfriend battered … blah blah blah … Gloria Allred? Jesus. [TMZ]
Will Nicky Hilton face actual consequences for her participation in her sister’s bigoted video projects? Maybe. You know who won’t face actual consequences? Paris. Ever. [MollyGood]