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Jon Voight Loves Shakira

Jon Voight Loves Shakira

Angelina Jolie‘s estranged father Jon Voight sent a shout out to his grandkids Saturday, but it seems like absence makes the memory grow weaker — he royally screwed up one of the names. At the fourth annual BAFTA Tea Party (BAFTA is the Oscars for Brits), Voight was talking with a reporter on the red carpet when he decided to send birthday wishes to Maddox, Angelina‘s five-year-old child. That went well, but then things took an ugly turn. Voight also sent well-wishes to "Shakira" — problem is, he was talking about Angelina‘s 1 1/2-year-old daughter. Shakira is considerably older — 29. The correct name — Zahara. Close, but no cigar.

HAHAHAHA.  What a terrible grandfather!! How could Jon Voight mistake SHAKIRA for ZAHARA?  HAHAHAHA. Not a good way to fall under the good grace’s of your daughter… Do yourself a favor and watch the hilarious clip!

"Happy birthday, Maddox! Five years old. That’s a big one. Five years old. You’re getting to be a young man. And I send my love to you and I send my love to, uh, Shakira and, uh, Sha-Sha-heera, is it Shee-ra, Shahira?"

WATCH :: Jon Voight Mistakes Shakira for Zahara

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    first to post!! =)

  • Renee

    Thanks for the laughs, Jared.OMG that is so funny. ROTFLMAO —-Shakira Zahara – not even close and he had a hard time saying Shiloh…OMG, thanks again for the laughs….Ok, I really have to go before the storm hits….

  • grandpa

    Leave him alone…he’s trying…that’s more than she’s willing to do. If he hasn’t even met the child, and let’s face it, it IS an unusual name, naturally he may not get it right, not to mention he was probably flustered and in a hurry to get his shout out in.

  • joanna

    maybe if she actually let him visit the kids he would actually know their names.

  • COLD HARD MATH

    No wonder, why Angie can’t stand his ass! He will NEVER see his grandchildren……

  • feed me

    poor guy , although i must admit shakira can really shake her ass.

  • reality check

    Maybe Jokie could show a little decency and forgive her father while he can still remember her name. Dementia is a cruel illness and he’s no spring chicken. And I agree with the poster who said at least he’s trying.

  • gitane

    oh my! it sucks to be jon voight. it sucks big, salty, hairy ones to be jon voight. thank God it wasn’t a joke! i hope he’s not going senile.

  • Maniston

    No wonder she won’t let you see her children, you asswipe! JV sucks monkey balls.

  • Boston Babe

    Thank GOD Angelina doesn’t let this man near her children. Look at him. What an a**hole. He has got to be drunk. He’s slurring his words. He doesn’t care about Angelina, her children or his own son because if he did he’d STOP IT! Stop embarrassing himself and the other’s by association.Good riddence to him. Angelina you made the right choice!

  • The Real Lou

    John Voight is quite sad!How could you not know your Grandkids name?

  • Niecy

    I totally agree with #3. It’s like remembering MY kids names…and he doesn’t even know me…just as he doesn’t know her children. She should let him see those kids. She’ll totally regret that one day.

  • Passing Through

    Way to to, Jon. Nothing like re-enforcing Angie’s negative opinion of you. It almost makes me wonder if he did it deliberately.

  • gigi

    No excuses for Jon Voight.We never met the kids but the whole world can pronounce Zahara and Shiloh.Besides he has no business trying to suck up again to the freakin press. Give it up Man! Angie and Brad should keep this man away from their kids.

  • Minx

    You know something about Jon Voight just doesn’t pass the sniff test. There is something really fishy about him and his quest to bring up Angelina & the kids everytime a camera or recorder is rolling.

  • phoenixx

    jeeeeezzzz……what a sad thing! if its trully in his heart, he would never forget the kids name! What a shame..

  • TorS

    That man being her father certainly explains how A become what she is. Not exactly family values..

  • Sam

    jeeeeezzzz……what a sad thing! if its trully in his heart, he would never forget the kids name! What a shame.. # 16 | phoenixxDon’t be so unfair. My mother now sometimes forgets MY name and I talk to every day so you can’t speak for what is in somebody else’s heart.Besides it’s not like Jolie has ever let him see the children. She has had such a love/hate relationship with her father over the years and I seriously doubt Jolie has ever had a totally healthy relationship with anybody.

  • just me

    Just finished reading this article — of course I am not saying I believe everything I read.(BANG) – Angelina Jolie reportedly upset Brad Pitt’s mother by drinking at son Maddox’s fifth birthday party.Brad’s family flew in from Missouri to visit granddaughter Shiloh Nouvel but allegedly left early because they were unhappy with her behaviour.Angelina is said to have barely acknowledged Brad’s family and upset his mother, Jane, by having an open bar.Neither of Brad’s parents drink and they didn’t approve of Angelina drinking around her and Brad’s children and the other youngsters at the party.A source told Star magazine: "They were the only ones not drinking and it was uncomfortable for them. To Jane, drinking is unhealthy."Things were very tense that weekend, and they left with an even worse impression of Angelina than before. They think she is tactless and doesn’t consider other people’s feelings."Pitt’s parents allegedly cut their trip short after just two days.

  • Sam

    jeeeeezzzz……what a sad thing! if its trully in his heart, he would never forget the kids name! What a shame.. # 16 | phoenixxDon’t be so unfair. My mother now sometimes forgets MY name and I talk to every day so you can’t speak for what is in somebody else’s heart.Besides it’s not like Jolie has ever let him see the children. She has had such a love/hate relationship with her father over the years and I seriously doubt Jolie has ever had a totally healthy relationship with anybody.

  • The poor guy

    I don’t even know this man and I feel so bad for him. I mean he is trying so hard and Angelina should really try to forgive him. How can she go preaching around the globe & not forgive her own father, she should be ashamed.

  • nobody

    #14 gigithats exactly what i was thinking almost everyone else in the world knows how to say Zahara and Shiloh. maybe its because hes getting old i know my grandpa has a hard time with some words but he studders he doesnt get the name completely wrong. and a man who uses the media to try and rebuild his relationship with his daughter is not a man you should want in your childrens lives.

  • Jubilee

    #19fr. news-leader.comDespite what the current issue of Star Magazine says, Brad Pitt is not building a house in his family’s neighborhood — or anywhere else in Springfield, says his brother, Doug Pitt. The house they picture as Brad’s is not even owned by the family."I’m upset, no question," says Doug Pitt. "It’s absolutely garbage. There is not one bit of truth to this one.""And all this animosity stuff is crap," says Doug Pitt, referring to the story’s report that his family isn’t happy with Angelina Jolie, mother of Brad’s baby, Shiloh, and the couple’s adopted children.

  • Jerold

    Okay how come he is always using the press to speak about Angelina and the children. Something seems so insincere about that. and how long ago was Maddox’s birthday. He could have sent wishes days ago. Give me a break.Stop pimping the press Mr. Voight.

  • the real tita

    You know, I think he is really trying now. It’s probably just nerves. I know of a lot of grandparents who can’t say their grandkids’ names right too and even if you correct them time and again, they still get confused. I say if he keeps up and tries without whoring it up for the media, he’s close to being forgiven by Angelina.He just has to prove his sincerity. That’s all that Angelina is asking for, I think. And for those that are relishing the estrangement between father and daughter just so they could stick it into Angelina…what a douche you are!

  • Oh snap

    OMG LMAO! what an ass! Maybe he’s going senile…he is really old. Maybe Angelina should forgive him before he completely loses his memory and mind.

  • paganlynn

    lol you dumbass fools making fun of him for being drunk, your precious angelina is a fucking alchaholic too morons. So simpleminded with this nations crack/herion addiction rampage some drunk old dude is the lease of our problems. Get a life!

  • QQQQ

    OMG… this man is something else….

  • QQQQ

    # 27 | paganlynn | Stop getting your info from the tabs….

  • Julie

    Why did he wait so long to give Maddox a birthday greeting? Had he ever sent one before? Oh yeah I get it he had the attention of the cameras but knew no one would give a rats butt about him if he didn’t some way work the Jolie-Pitts into the conversationJon Voight is pathetic

  • tabloids

    The title "JV snobs Angie" is wrong. He said hi to the kids and the parents. I hope the whole thing gets resolved outside of the press. You can’t have the whole world judging your family.

  • on purpose

    He did this on purpose, hes an actor, he was gettin back at her….he did it for jennifer aniston………….how funny…….he knows his daughter is weird and all these babies came so fast……..only a self absored number #1 bamz fan would know all these weird names and pronunciations……..he sounded like he was making fun of b/a/m/z/s…………

  • raqchel

    Well first that video is hilarious. Second why does he do this stuff on national tv. Has he ever heard of just sending the kid a card or something no need to go on national tv messing up your grand kids name and third hasn’t that child birth day been passed. Grandpa voight is slipping on the med dosages again.

  • AddictedtoBAMZs

    Ouch. #14 is right, we have never met the kids but we still would know their names. Sure, we are obsessed with them, but shouldn’t their grandpa be also? I had a feeling for an instant that he did it on purpose to "make a point", and if he did, I pity the fool, as Mr. T used to say. However, I also watched it one more time, and I honestly think he was trying, but just simply doesn’t have what it takes to connect with family. As far as being senile, jeez, I don’t think he’s THAT old, guys! Isn’t he around 65 or so?Paganlynn…judging from your post, we have problems with manners and spelling as well…

  • x17rocks

    LIKE FATHER LIKE DAUGHTER………..TWO PEAS IN A POD……………….HAHA….EVEN JARED SAID HES AN IDIOT

  • just saying…

    i just read this…and I agree…but with less swearing….=================DON’T COME ALL HIGH AND MIGHTY PRETENDING YOU WOULD KISS YOUR FATHERS ASS AFTER HE’S BEEN THE WORST HUMAN BEING TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN….THIS IS THE MAN WHO DIDN’T WANT HER TO ADOPT BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE NOT HIS BLOOD….BECAUSE MADDOX IS NOT WHITE….AND BECAUSE IF YOU ADOPT YOU’RE FUCKED UP IN THE HEAD AND THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BODY!!!!!!!HOLY SHIT RETARDS!!!! IF YOU AGREE WITH HIM…YOU MAKE ME SICK!!! AND IF YOU SPEW THE "PEOPLE CHANGE" SHIT…THEN TAKE IT UP IN THE ASS….IF HE CAN CHANGE ACCORDING TO YOU…THEN ANGELINA HAS CHANGED…..!!!STOP THE DOUBLE STANDARD AND THE HATING OR STFU!!!!

  • just saying…

    i just read this…and I agree…but with less swearing….=================DON’T COME ALL HIGH AND MIGHTY PRETENDING YOU WOULD KISS YOUR FATHERS ASS AFTER HE’S BEEN THE WORST HUMAN BEING TO YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN….THIS IS THE MAN WHO DIDN’T WANT HER TO ADOPT BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE NOT HIS BLOOD….BECAUSE MADDOX IS NOT WHITE….AND BECAUSE IF YOU ADOPT YOU’RE FUCKED UP IN THE HEAD AND THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOUR BODY!!!!!!!HOLY SHIT RETARDS!!!! IF YOU AGREE WITH HIM…YOU MAKE ME SICK!!! AND IF YOU SPEW THE "PEOPLE CHANGE" SHIT…THEN TAKE IT UP IN THE ASS….IF HE CAN CHANGE ACCORDING TO YOU…THEN ANGELINA HAS CHANGED…..!!!STOP THE DOUBLE STANDARD AND THE HATING OR STFU!!!!

  • NYCGalnVA

    It just amazes me how much the media is driving this story of the Jolie/Voight rift. Because Brad & Angelina have kept their mouths shut and say nothing, the mags & the entertainment shows stoop to questioning her Dad about things they KNOW he knows nothing about. Just to get a sound bite about Brad & Angelina. On the other hand, I have to agree that Angelina is right to keep her kids away from Jon Voight. If he had any REAL interest in healing the rift, outside of publicity, he would say "no comment" whenever someone points a mic in his face on all those red carpets events he attends. He hasn’t learned a thing!I also take the media to task because according to them, Angelina must be theonly celeb that is on the outs with a parent. What about Sarah Michelle Gellar who cut off her Dad too! He died a few years ago, and they never made up…..Kate Hudson acknowledges Kurt Russell as her father, and even pissed off her real dad by naming her son after Kurt….But Gellar’s dad is dead, and Hudson is not as famous as Jon Voight for the media to sniff around them!I’m sure there are other stars that don’t talk to a parent. In their rush to get ANY MORSEL of info about Brad & Angelina, they are using….USING….Jon Voight…..but he’s not smart enough to realize it…or maybe he realizes that Angelina will NEVER let him back into her life and is using the rift to keep his name out there!

  • Polly Anna

    I’ll bet Grandpa Voight would have no problem remembering Baby Zahara’s name if he got to spend time with her. There are all sorts of people in our lovely world. Let he/she who is without sin cast the first stone. I hope Grandpa Voight and Baby Angelina rekindle their relationship and experience love for each other like they have never known before. Sometimes folks fall down. I like helping them up rather than kicking them in the head. I would love to see a picture where Mr. Voight is holding his Baby Angelina while she is in turn is holding her babies. Kind of like a Pieta. Joy to the world!

  • Todd

    Jon Voight is one big ewwwww, I am glad that Angelina going on and living her life and loving her kids

  • Hips don’t lie

    I think it’s sad that everytime there is a thread related to Angelina or Brad the "non fans" have to come out of the woodwork and write junville comments over and over again. I don’t read tabs like Star magazine, Life and style magazine, it is just a waste of time. But for people believe the stories that come out of star more power to you. I actually like to read Newsweek because believe or not there’s more important issues going on besides celebrity gossip. Voight doesn’t know his grandchild’s name ? Oh well too bad for him.

  • luceabb

    when will JV stop communicating with his daughter through the press; have you learned nothing from the yrs of isolation? angie will never have a relationship with you as long as her mother is alive. She made the effort and you let her down. she would see it as being disloyal to her mother to let you back into her life at this point. JV you are making your true colours come through every time you open your mouth. Every body in the world knows these children’s names, why don’t you, think about it

  • Hips don’t lie

    I think it’s sad that everytime there is a thread related to Angelina or Brad the "non fans" have to come out of the woodwork and write junville comments over and over again. I don’t read tabs like Star magazine, Life and style magazine, it is just a waste of time. But for people believe the stories that come out of star more power to you. I actually like to read Newsweek because believe or not there’s more important issues going on besides celebrity gossip. Voight doesn’t know his grandchild’s name ? Oh well too bad for him.

  • tabloids

    I agree with you #38. Too much of JV/Angie’s news all of a sudden. Brad and Angie are not talking to the press so they go to JV.

  • nobody

    #32yes and i guess you are a self absorbed bamz fan since you can obviously remember their names too.#38i totally agree with you even jennifer aniston had problems with her mom i think but no ones going to mention that.

  • observer

    I think he should stop trying, for his own dignity. Problem is that he may have too much sentiment and not enough "level-headedness".As to her, this seems to be a situation which reminds one of the saying "charity begins at home." She seems to be so much full of love and compassion for the world, it perhaps is a little strange that she can’t find enough a compassion for her own dad to let him see the grandchildren. Of course, report says she says she’s ignornig him for her mother’s sake. But that seems like taking sides. Besides, how vulnerable the mother could still be at this point of her divorced life. And people do divorce for whatever reasons and they get over pretty quick, it seems to me.

  • millie

    Actually, I feel bad for Jon Voight–he’s getting old and probably losing some of his marbles. Zahara is not exactly an easy name to remember and old people get confused, particularly since he was never ALLOWED TO SEE HER! He’s still trying to reach out though so I give him some credit for that.

  • yasmine

    was he drunk? or does he have some type of ailment?

  • alovingdaughter

    #37 you are spreading lies about Jon Voight! All you said is YOUR fantasy once again. Why do you always type in all caps? You give your demented self away! JV has done charity work for children his entire life! Children of all races! Angie most probably has followed his example that he set for her. He has devoted his life to it, and hasn’t made a big deal about it like his daughter has however. You should be ashamed telling lies about someone when you know NOTHING about his life!! He is a very decent person and Angie most probably has some emotional resentment towards him and she needs help with those issues if she is to ever be a decent parent herself. JV continues to extend his hand to her and she slaps it away. At least he trys over and over. She is unforgiving. How can she pat herself on the back for her charity when charity will always START AT HOME with your own family and she shows none! She should be ashamed.

  • Indie

    Jon Voight is beginning to get on my nerves. Has he not done enough damage to Angelina? He really is an excuse for a human being.How come he never talks about his son who doesn’t speak to him either, Oh.. I forgot, he is not as famous as Angie and will not get him in the media.As for the ignorant, sanctimonious people here saying she should forgive him. She forgave him once, got him a job on Tomb Raider, and how did he repay her by going on national TV saying his daughter had mental issues, and that statement has dogged her to this day, because the stupid, non thinking tabloid reader uses that support their hate spewing towards Angie and the kids, after all her dad said she is mental.As bad a dad as Jon Voight was/is, Angie has never blamed her behaviour on issues with her dad, she has owned up to her behaviour without pointing the finger of blame at anyone, even though Jon Voight has a lot to be blamed for the difficult time she had growing up.When is this man going to stop hurting Angie. Ever since she has cut him off, she seems to have been making all the right choices for her life and her children, why does he want wreck this serenity she has in her life right now with his impetous behaviour. And for all the people blaming Angelina, what is new. You will excuse Jennifer for not talking to the woman who raised her for ten years, but blame Angelina for cutting off the man that abandoned her and family, tried to derail her adoption of Maddox and tried to put a stop to her taking her trips with UNCHR. John Voight should grow up. He made his choices as an adult by abandoning his children, Angie does not owe him anything, and I am more convinced than ever that she should not let him near her children.For those of you blaming her, GO TO HELL.

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