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Angelina Jolie Dreams of Crossing the Sahara

Angelina Jolie Dreams of Crossing the Sahara

Angelina Jolie sat down with the Financial Times on a recent trip to Los Angeles and revealed one of her ultimate dreams – to cross the Sahara!

Here is what the 36-year-old actress had to share:

On dreaming of crossing the Sahara: “It takes 28 days …it would have to be on a camel. I wonder if I could do it in pieces and station the kids along the way.”

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On her recent “girls trip” to Los Angeles: “It’s been hard – I’ve been [in Los Angeles] for a week and it’s very unusual to separate for this long. I brought the girls so we’re having a special girl trip. All the boys are hanging out with Brad … he’s filming a zombie movie [World War Z].”

On her children embracing each others cultures: “They are all learning about each others cultures as well as being proud of their own. So it’s not like just the boys get to do the Asian thing. They all have their flags over their beds and their individual pride. We owe Vietnam a visit, because Pax is due. Z wants to get back to Africa, and Shiloh too. So everyone takes their turns in their country.”

For more from Angelina, visit the Financial Times!

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    Sorry that should be thread.

  • Dumbo

    She is so lucky to have her children too – they have changed her life so much for the better! Children teach their parents too ….

  • busted

    OT: did you all see that story of Michael Douglas maybe smoking again.. I think it was Star???

    anyway not sure if that was a cig in his mouth, but it just made me remember that time Brad was seen smoking and JJ put up a thread about it. The caption was ugly and subsequently it was changed. But the trolls were on a rampage about Brad not loving his family or kids. Well I don’t recall seeing any picture or threads about Michael smoking again after his cancer scare. I do recall seeing some pictures year ago of Catherine smoking when she was pregnant.

    I don’t have to say it we all know the Double Standard. MY gosh if that had been Brad/Angie it would have made the national news. The hags would be talking about it in 20 years. We see how they bring up thing that happened 15 or more years ago til this day..

    (shaking my head).. I guess they don’ care that much for the Douglas children. All their concern is on the JPs..

    @PT.. I had to laugh. I was thinking about a tab report and you gave us on. I have to say that Shiloh story was beyond pathetic. I guess they can’t let a week go without a mention of the Jolie-Pitts. The obsession continues.

    That whole ring thing with Aniston is funny. she has been wearing those two rings since she got with the BF.Flashing them at every event. It just seems that the tabloids are not picking up on this. I think we should mention these things as much as possible. we know the tabloids read this blog. And maybe we need to work a bit like the troll do in giving them some material on Jenny Poo.. We have a lot of information at our fingertips.

    We know that they are taking note. We fans were the ones that for years was calling her out on her Promotion strategy. It took a few years but finally the media picked up on it. Not to worry we will be getting a picture of she and her guy soon It is almost August and Brad will be promoting soon. She won’t miss that chance. WATCH..

    anyway.. funny stuff.

  • http://computer Susan

    @busted: Do Micheal and Catherine take their children with them on this Month long vacation? Over the years I’ve never seem them once.

  • dianad1968



    LOL, you have the AUDACITY to question this woman’s knowledge of Asia and Afica? THIS woman who has travelled extensively to countries in Africa and Asia? WhatAngie knows about the world will put you to shame. You idiots just never know when to stop making fools of yourselves. LOL.

  • briseis

    @busted: Can’t wait for Brad’s promotion of Moneyball, but am barfing at the thought of Ticky parading Stumpy around as a counterpromo for their Wander s l u t. Brad looks hot in the movie …

  • http://computer Susan

    Of course HuffPo had to put up the story about Angie slowing down, last week they had no time to post about her taking her kids out, but that would’ve gone against their usual bullsh*t like now. Angie is the only person that can do an interview in English and it can be interperted by so many, putting their spin on what she said.

  • dianad1968



    And you better believe she can do it too….rule the world that is.

  • dianad1968



    gracie, Brad and Angie have too much going on in their lives to give the fraud the time of day.

  • dianad1968



    I think they still hate it that Angie had Brad Pitt’s first biological child, so they will do everything to disparage Shiloh. The fact that they are even tryng to compare Shiloh’s cute haircut to Ticky’s rididculous cut, shows how delusional these people are. I can bet if Violet was a tomboy, they would all say how cute she was. At this point it is just hilarious.

  • bizzy bee

    Was just about to say there’s been no new stuff about the family in three days and I was missing them already, lol.

    Anyone know what’s next for Brad after World War Z? Is ‘Artifacts’ still on?

  • busted


    Let’s hope I am wrong.. It has been known to happen on occasion. hehehe

    anyway.. I was looking at some tv show and they showed Emma Stone talking about meeting Brad/Angie at the GG.. that was beyond funny. I love Emma.. I think she is super cute and I hope she make it huge. she is becoming the go to girl.

    the thing to me that was so funny was that Emma was promoting her film and the lead story on so many sites was that she and her mother talked to Brad/Angie. but Emma already told that story right after the GG. when people knew she was siting at the same table. And how many months ago was that. Emma was blonde then now she is a red head again. And that was the story talking to Brad/Angie. That was how long ago.. 6 or 7 months.

    I just wondered why they asked her about something that happened that long ago.. OHSHIT of course it was because she had met Brad/Angie. And we see that all the time. Whenever anyone works with them or meets them they get asked about them all the time. Meeting or working with Brad/Angie is the bigshit. and it makes a good story. People tweet after meeting them. People go all gushy when they talk about the experience. And the best part is that every person that meets them talks about how sweet and down to earth they are. I notice that the hater never take note of that do they. I have never seen or read about anyone saying anything negative. But the haters love to quote UNNAMED SOURCES” BUT they never quote all the many many people that say great things about this couple.

    It goes against the lies that they like to spread. Truth is Brad and Angie have millions of fans and admirers. The tabloid and haters have not been able to change that fact. I never see anyone going apeshit after meeting a certain someone though. Wonder why.

  • bizzy bee

    I was wondering what makeup company will pick Maniston to be their spokesperson. I expect it to happen in the next couple of years. Came to mind when England banned a L’Oreal commercial with Julia Roberts because it was too photoshopped. I would rather they use everyday people who need the money instead of these already rich actresses who spend thousands on skin care, then come to pretend that these little lotions and potions are what do it for them. Then foolish women run out and buy this stuff thinking they’ll look like the actresses, lol. Oh well…

    Brad, where are you?? I need my fix!

  • bizzy bee

    Angelina is one of a kind.

  • briseis

    @busted: I was just going to say that. Everyone who meets Brad and Angie practically go apesh!t over meeting them. At the GGs their table was always the center of attention because it seems everyone wants to say hello to them. Even the big shot producers stop by and talk to them. Not so with our unfavorite “Friend” — no one really tweets that “Ooooh, I’ve met Ticky and I’m so excited.” There are really very few pictures and videos of her signing her autograph for her fans at her movie premieres, while Angie and Brad, but especially Angie, always goes to her fans to sign, sometimes to the point of delaying the movie.

  • bizzy bee

    if maniston see what i see she let that little man grow back his facial hair oh boy he need to hide his neck.

  • Sonia0404

    Took the words out of my mouth!
    I love Angie too!

  • bdj
    Entire article at link with pixs of stage

    It is the biggest rock show in history and then some, and tonight U2

    Approximately 80,000 fans are expected to jam the concert site at Magnetic Hill, not long ago a cow pasture, for the final performance of a two-year knockabout by the Irish super group that has mesmerized fans around the world.

    Rising on spidery legs like a giant Transformer, the band’s $25-million Claw is double the size of the stage the Rolling Stones brought to New Brunswick in 2005 for A Bigger Bang, a campaign that seems almost modest by comparison. U2 owns not one but three Claws, each of which will go on the auction block Sunday morning.

    “Have a big backyard?” Jake Berry, U2′s production manager, said Friday, addressing the media. “I think it would look great.”

    Somewhere around 9 p.m., after appearances by Carney and Arcade Fire, a wildly popular indie band that put on a surprise show in Sackville on Friday night, U2 will climb onto its launch pad and commence a two-hour set that is so loud that the band forfeited a $100,000-plus security deposit in 2009 after exceeding noise regulations in Dublin.

    Concluding a tour where they have sung Happy Birthday to Nelson Mandela and had fans don masks carrying the likeness of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, U2 will have songs introduced via video by Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones and an astronaut on the international space station, and there will likely be some unannounced guests, too.

    There is speculation that Eric Clapton may join them in their final tour stop and that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, friends of Bono’s, are on the invitation list.

    “There are certain other people that we are expecting, a bunch of familiar faces, but I can’t speak to that,” said Craig Evans, U2′s long-time tour director. “It’s going to be an emotional night, the last show of a huge journey for the band and the crew, and the crowd is going to feel that.

  • bdj

    Hacking scandal crossing the pond. Watch out Outta Touch, Not OK, Lies and sh***T. You are next

    ‘New York Post’ Staff Told to ‘Preserve’ Phone Hacking Docs

    he News Corp.-owned paper’s employees received a memo from the company’s legal department warning against document destruction.

    On Friday, New York Post employees received a memo from the in-house legal department of News Corp. — the Post’s parent company — instructing them to “preserve and maintain” any documents relating to “unauthorized retrieval of phone or personal data, to payments for information to government officials,” the New York Times reports.
    Post editor Col Allan later sent an email to his staff detailing that the cautionary procedures were taking place “in light of what has gone on in London at News of the World.” Adding, “As we watched the news in the U.K. over the last few weeks, we knew that as a News Corporation tabloid, we would be looked at more closely. So this is not unexpected.”

  • bdj


    A new home thanks to Angelina Jolie

    In April 2010, Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill ambassador of UNHCR, visits the collective centre in Rogatica municipality for internally displaced people. Inspired with this visit and the UNHCR initiative Hilfswerk Austria International has prepared a successful project that won the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (BPRM)  public call where 500.000 USD were allocated to fund durable housing solutions for refugees and displaced people in BiH.

    The minister Omer Brankovic, Suzana Jasarevic, the Head of Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina Hilfswerk Austria International, and the mayor of the Rogatica municipality have signed the contracts and 13 families will be able to move into permanent, new flats by September 2011.

    Click here for more information on the project: Bosnia and Herzegovina Projectsheet 555

  • Guest

    Can I go with them when they cross the Sahara? I think it would be so much fun to be with this family!

  • bdj
    makeitrightmedia’s photostream

    Happy Saturday to all the fans. Thanks for the shoutouts. Angelina Jolie is an adventurous spirit. She is not satisfied to suntan, whine about roles and 100 year old things. There is a big world out there. BP and AJ are teaching their children to respect other cultures and to live outside the box. It is all good.

  • Sahara desert, really?

    oh for pete’s sake, how annoying is she?

    go away already. yes I want to cross the Sahara too LOL. Silly woman.

    oh and try to spend SOME TIME in the States, as much as we all know you hate it there, they do pay you ALOT of money for your boring movies there.

  • bdj

    Hmmm Hear that Baby Jane, try to stay out of Mexico.

  • carla

    Passing Through @ 07/30/2011 at 4:37 am

    Great post! The only thing people are interested in ticky is her being a victim. The public will keep her in her “victim” place forever! I saw ET last night and as usual they are making her out to be a wife left behind by her husband. No one talks about ticky’s supposed marriage in trouble back in 2003 & 2004. It’s all Angelina’s fault that ticky’s marriage failed! Bad Angelina! Haaaaaaaaaaaaa. LMAO.

  • briseis

    I guess McStumpy ain’t doing it for Ticky as far as publicity is concerned, so why not go back to the Triangle? It’s old and hoary but still gets Ticky the publicity she craves. The tabs never even gave her the full cover, JLo’s split from MA didn’t even make the full cover except for sidebars, Angelina and Brad still are it for tab sales. I think the tabs owe Angelina a lot of money for all the sales she’s doing for them. They could donate half of it to Angie’s favorite charities.

  • bdj

    The Tree Of Life

    There is a third possible reaction, however, to this film, and that is awe. Awe at Malick’s uncompromising vision and his nearly contemptuous disregard for linearity or conventionality.

    Awe at his persistence in developing the concept for this film over decades and spending nearly three years filming after studio execs told him he was ‘crazy’.

    Awe at the jaw-dropping visuals Malick shows us: the birth of the universe (the Big Bang, with subtle visual cues that draw parallels to the process of fertilisation in humans), stars colliding, oceans rising and falling, microbes multiplying, cells undergoing mitosis and meiosis and so on and so forth.

    We watch his father (Brad Pitt in a powerhouse performance), an inventor who gave up music for practical reasons, discipline Jack and his brothers with a firm hand.

  • carla

    briseis @ 07/30/2011 at 11:33 am

    Yea, a boat load of $$$$ for all tabbies. Angelina is job security!!!!!!!!

  • anon

    I once visited what they call the Sahel below the Sahara. I, like many westerners saw and coveted the turban headdress many of the men wore. I bought an indigo blue one and learned how to wear it (it’s about 6 ft. long). But what I thought looked really cool was seeing this white girl with a similar but red turban. Made her look queenly.
    I hope Angie one day does make this trip wearing exotic turbans and flowing robes atop a camel. And I hope she sends pictures. I wonder if she read Robyn Davidson’s, “Tracks”?

  • hmm

    Perhaps, folks in the know, should reminiscence about the crappy state of the Pitt-Aniston marriage and what was or wasn’t happening in that union. Could you imagine having to live your life via Jenny and Stephen’s lies?
    Seems to me-whether or not, Brad Pitt met the beautiful Angelina Jolie, he was not content to stick around in a dead-end merger without the children he craved, without getting out of the shallow rut his wife deemed to put him in via tanning, margarita swilling, tokin’, snorkin’ and smokin’ , Cabo beach 6 months vacas, don’t do charity…all about Jenny. ETC.

  • bdj

    Looks like Spielberg better buy up some tickets like Baby Jane. Can’t have the smurfs beating all those stars.

    FRIDAY PM/SATURDAY AM, 2ND UPDATE: What’s more humiliating than Hollywood execs overestimating opening day for Cowboys & Aliens and having it fall short? Having the well-pedigreed motion picture with big Hollywood writers (Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman), stars (Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford), director (Jon Favreau), and producers (Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, & Brian Grazer) beaten at the box office by The Smurfs.

  • busted


    I was just going to post something about the BO this weekend. Daniel and Harrison may be beaten by the Smurfs. seriously.WOW.. But will that be a tabloid story NOT. And they pissed on Angie for bringing in 36 million on her own little shoulders against a movie that the fanboys had to go on a hate campaign against it for it to stay at #1 that week. Yeah I remember

    anyway. I actually like Daniel, but I read a Laimey write up a while ago about how she was doing her usual uninformed spill about how C&A and GWTDT going to make Daniel the biggest star in the world. WTF.. he is James Bond. that alone should have made him a big star. I remember all that uproar over how Daniel and Rachel were the hottest new couple. OK. to each his own.

    but the media/gossips hens need to stop with this over hype of these men. They did it with Ryan R, Bradley C, Gerard B, and now Daniel and Ryan G. Good looking men but.. (fill in your own blank) The media and those female gossip blogs do this all the time. Same with John H. Who I think is attractive, but not the major sh^t women go on about. (rant) I think he should leave that show STAT and do something else.

    I have to say for me men have to have an appeal to other men to really make it to that other world status. They have to have an appeal to the male market. sorry women as your core audience does not equal superstar status. Does anyone recall all that Patrick Dempsey hype from that show Grey’s when he started films. and now well..

    I’m just fascinated by how these men are doing at the BO. How all this over hype is playing out. I hate that Harrison Ford seems to be phoning in all his performances. Like he is doing stuff for the paycheck. What the heck is going on.

  • neer

    The JP family may be one of the most if not the most popular, sought after family in the world. In spite of the privileges, they seem to live like a normal family AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. It is just unfortunate that every breathe they take, every move they make, is always OVER ANALYZED by fans or no fans alike. Maybe one may say it’s part of the territory….of their being famous. However, sometimes I find it odd that even the littlest, the smallest detail of their movement or what have you, is SCRUTINIZED so much…..every time. Sometimes I wish, the public just leave them alone & let them be… Let them live as human beings for once….
    Let us just enjoy their pics, and take their replies in their interviews as it is…whether we agree with them or not.

  • Yoco

    @Sahara desert, really?:Yeah they hate The States that’s why they bought a house in NOLA for $3.5M and donated $5M to Make It Right to build homes for Katrina survivors and Donated $1 million to St John Hospital in Springfield , MO and Donated $150,000 to SOS Villages USA.Donated $500,000 to Joplin Hurrican relief fund… FYI they are only renting house in France according to Brad in an interview done at Cannes. Yeah I guess she could go tanning in Mexico rather than having a goal to Cross the Sahara the largest desert in Africa. The second largest desert in the world after Antartica. I love how adventuresome Brad and Angie are . I vaguely recall Brad talking about riding a motorycle on a cross country trip I think. I’m sure Angie will accomplish this goal just like she became a pilot, directed a film, created a large beautiful family. She is about Doing it not just talking about it.

  • realist

    @Jasmine: #5
    You are an idiot. Angie never said Africa OR Asia is a country.
    She just mentioned her sons were born on the continent of Asia , and her daughters were born on the continent of Africa. In lieu of mentioning all four countries.

  • Appletini

    To be fair, who doesn’t like the Smurfs? I remember them from 30 years ago.

  • briseis

    @Appletini: The Smurfs! Gahh, I remember from way back when I had to read to my niece and nephews all about Papa Smurf, Smurfette and all the other blue goblins. Thank God my son was born after the Smurf craze, but I had to put up with the purple dinosaur, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Thomas the Tank Engine. If I had saved half the money I spent buying these kids the stuffed animals, the toys, the matching plates and cups, the t-shirts, etc etc etc I’d be ready to retire by now. And what I spent on the light sabers when Star Wars Episode 1 came out. Whew! Now son of mine has to buy his own Derrick Rose jerseys and shoes because Mama is broke!

  • Jen

    Thank you for this article, BJD. Angie’s and Brad’s hearts are so big. They both look out for those in need.
    Only good can return to both Angelina and Brad for all the wonderful things they do to help so many.

  • Angie is a moron

    She looks so sickly skinny that it’s sad. The fans are disgusting. She never gives an interview that we haven’t already read before. Boring hen pecked woman.

  • Angie is a moron

    @hmm: it’s too bad Angelina made that movie. She could have found a real committed husband for herself instead of a cheating control freak . Yes, he is a cheater with a Lot of wrinkles. I’m gonn go find that photo that poster always posts of brad’s old man face with more wrinkles than kevin Costner. Bbl.

  • busted

    And the troll is here. lol

    but then where else would they be..

    OK fans off to enjoy the beautiful day. let the trolls rant. Don’t forget to thumb their dumbasses down though. LOL

    bet the Jolie-Pitts had a wonderful Saturday. And the haters are running around smelling out news on them.

  • awww

    Love Angie’s new interview. After 7 years and 6 children, they still are so in love. It is hard for them to be apart for a week. SWOON.

  • Marcus


    the only one speaking shjt is you.
    YOU are the one gobbling up shjit ian halperin feeds you u ptiful, low life , cretin troll.

  • Observer2

    Looks like Brad and Angelina are in Sarajevo for the closing ceremony of the festival, where Angelina is going to be given an award.

  • Idiot

    @Alissa: Question : Who are the idiots who continues to read her interviews even though they don’t like her? Answer: Love Alissa/ Angie is a moron. Pathetic trolls LOL

  • beatrix

    don’t be surprised if the report of the JP’s staying on a yacht in falmouth, cornwall is utter BS.

    they will probably be staying on land and in a hotel or farm house. the sun is a lying rag.

    still no angelina and kate middleton meeting? quelle surprise :-0

  • bdj

    Angelina Jolie in Bosnia for film festival

    The Associated Press
    Published: Saturday, Jul. 30, 2011 – 10:54 am

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have arrived in Bosnia’s capital to take part in the closing ceremony of the eight-day Sarajevo Film Festival.

    Festival organizers said Saturday the actress will be receiving a special award during the surprise visit.

    Jolie has visited Bosnia last year several times as UNHCR ambassador and drew attention to the plight of 117,000 people who haven’t able to return to their homes even though the Bosnia war ended 15 years ago.

    She also shot some of the scenes of her first movie as director – a love story between a Serb man and Bosnian Muslim woman who fall in love and get separated during the war.

  • Idiot

    @Observer2: Thanks for info

  • Marcus is a half man !

    Wow! Effeminate Marcus on board for his husbnd huh?

  • Marcus is a half man !

    Wow! Effeminate Marcus on board for his husband huh?