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Angelina Jolie is a Celebrity Do-Gooder

Angelina Jolie is a Celebrity Do-Gooder

Angelina Jolie recently topped Reuters’ celebrity do-gooder poll for both her work as a U.N. goodwill ambassador and raising awareness of suffering in Africa.

On the bottom of the list? Fellow adoptive mother Madonna! The Queen of Pop was voted the least respected celebrity altruist of 2007 because of claims she used her fame and wealth to circumvent Malawian adoption rules.

“People aren’t stupid,” said Peter Walker, director of the Feinstein International Famine Center at Tufts University. “They can really sense when it’s just an endorsement and when somebody really means it. Someone like Angelina Jolie comes across as having more integrity than some celebrities and a greater sense that she doesn’t just do this for the publicity.”

One voter in the poll hurled quite the insult: “Madonna seems to do philanthropy the way she’s done Indian culture, sex and just about everything — like a disposable fad.”

Ouch!

Brad Pitt, Mia Farrow and Don Cheadle also won praise for their advocacy on behalf of Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region.

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# 3

wohooooooooooooooo way to go Angie!!we love you.Jared please add that Brad was in the list too.thanks

# 4
JOLLIEBEE630 @ 12/28/2007 at 10:58 am

Good job AJ. You deserve it. Now don’t be jealous haters.

# 5
BRANGELINA #1 @ 12/28/2007 at 11:02 am

CONGRATULATION ANGIE!!!!
WE LOVE YOU FOREVER.
I’M PROUD TO BE YOUR FAN.

# 6

Love you Angelina!!!!!! Congrats! Thanks Jared!

# 7

Go Angie, Go Angie, Go!!!

WTG Angie — I always knew you were the real deal!

Thanks Jared.

# 8

Angelina is a compassionate person without a cause… her charity begins with her heart…
Ditto on the voter who wrote such a lucid statement re: Madonna… FAKE, FAKE, FAKE… there’s not much substance behind all the well engineered facades…

# 9

thanks JJ for adding Brad’s name too,way to go jolie-pitt.they are the best couple now and forever.

WHO cares?

Passing Through @ 12/28/2007 at 11:05 am

Congrats to Angie, Brad and Don.

JJ , you falied to mention Oprah was also on the list of least repsected do-gooder celbrities.

bAMPZS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE @ 12/28/2007 at 11:06 am

Angelina is an amazing person, she had the biggest heart ever.
God Bless Angie and the whole family.
Angie is my #1 role model.

sara the fan @ 12/28/2007 at 11:07 am

I just love Angie and Brad.they are great couple with good heart.I love Don too.congrate to Brad and Angie and whoever got praises.

hi fans.have a nice day.

To Big Deal,

Sorry. YOU care. You are here with us. LOL!

stop the snark @ 12/28/2007 at 11:07 am

It looks like it says Angelina is a goody too shoes.

Angelina is a celebrity humanitarian.

This “do-gooder” moniker has to go. Nobody called Audrey Hepburn or Paul Newman a do-gooder……….

Thanks Peter Walker, you finally said what I have been wanting to say.
Madonna is so fake. We the people are NOT STUPID to see through Madonna.

Congratulation Angie. This poll is the true poll that sees the truth. Angie is the real deal, and so is Brad. Love this couple.

Thanks Jared for this thread.

Angie is hotter than ever…..
I’m a die hard fan.

Brad Pitt, Mia Farrow and Don Cheadle also won praise for their advocacy on behalf of Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region.

Nice.

GO ANGIE!!! she is the real deal…her sincerity and hard work is being recognize by those in higher places!! Good will always prevail !!

Thank you JJ for all the threads…
you’re really made my days knowing that Angie is bless and well….

To Big Deal #10
Why are you here? It must be a BIG DEAL TO YOU or you wouild not try to shoot it down.

I’m happy that again Brad and Angelina are getting praise for their charity’s works.well done super couple.

Thanks JJ

it truly shows that Angelina is not just a hollywood celebrity but a person who cares for other people and their well being. good for her.

stop the snark @ 12/28/2007 at 11:13 am

This person didn’t have to be so harsh regarding Madonna. If he had bothered to do any investigation he would have found that Madonna has been an advocate for AIDS research and an avid supporter of the GMHC for the past 20 years. She was ahead of everyone.

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