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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Donate Toward Somali Aid

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Donate Toward Somali Aid

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have donated $340,000 to a Somali aid group.

The donation to Humanitarian Initiative Just Relief Aid from the power couple will allow the group to expand its reach – the group currently serves 300 women and children in a camp in Mogadishu for displaced persons.

The UN states that 750,000 people are at risk of starving to death in the next few years – Somalia is currently in the midst of its worst famine in 60 years, Yahoo reports.

To learn about the organization the Jolie-Pitts are supporting, visit Hijra.or.ke.

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  • Jen MANASTEALIN

    Proud to be their fan ! thank you Brad and Angie !

  • lurker

    love them they have a big heart,thanks jared better late than never i guess

  • luvangie4ever

    Very kind and generous of them!

  • lurker

    ANGIE AND BRAD are one in a million,may God bless them and their family

  • Lara

    Such a worthwhile donation, and very much needed.
    Thanks Jared.

  • DC

    I really love Angelina and Brad. Thanks to people like you. You real really do make a difference.

  • LoriLori

    Keep up the Good Work Brad&Angelina and living well really is the best revenge.
    God bless the jolie-pitts

  • http://gabylang.blogspot.com Gaby Lang

    That black dress looks good on Angelina!

    http://gabylang.blogspot.com (Canadian Style)

  • African Girl

    Once again the JPs prove they not only talk the talk, they walk the walk.
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    More grease to their elbows.

  • Babette

    THANK YOU Angie & Brad.
    It means a lot to my cousins.
    You guys walk the talk. Bravissimo!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the most generous couple..what, like 24 Charities.
    Truly inspirational.

  • http://www.onyx.com onyx

    The most beautiful Men and Woman in the world.

  • bdj

    http://storyful.com/stories/1000009312

    From: Unicef

    Over 702,000 Somali refugees have flocked to Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti, while another 750,000 people are at risk of starving to death in the next few months, according to the United Nations. Aid agencies stepped up their rescue and fundraising efforts this week, as celebrities Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donated $340,000 to help expand health services to displaced mothers and children. The Horn of Africa nation has suffered its worst famine in 60 years. In the latest “crisis situation” report from the UN, over 1,000 people a day were found to be fleeing across the border from Somalia into Kenya. UNICEF launched a new appeal (see video below) urging people to support some 13 million people in need of food in the drought inflicted #hornofafrica.

  • busted

    First.. I will say THANKS JARED… THANKS JARED

  • busted

    I posted this on the old thread..

    I love this quote by Anthony Hopkins.. He is a class act.
    I remember years earlier he presented her an award. And his words about her were so similar to what Clint has said. I love when older men recognize this quality in younger women. They are of another time. And know class when they see it. There are so many quotes out there from other people about Angie and Brad.. and I have never seen a negative one.
    Anthony Hopkins on Angie: (promoting Beowulf)
    “We’ve never worked together. This morning was the first time I’ve done press with her. She’s lovely. I was honored to be on Good Morning America with her. She’s very nice. She’s really kind of shy. But I haven’t worked with her. She’s wonderful. I thought the last thing she did about Daniel Pearl (on A Mighty Heart) was just terrific. All her work is extraordinary. She’s a wonderful actress.“Sex appeal, the power of magnetism, star quality is something that can’t be bought or acquired or cultivated. It’s something they’re born with, and Angelina has it in abundance.”
    “She’s one of the most beautiful women in the world and she’s so smart and easygoing.
    No starry nonsense about her,” he said.
    “I think the same with Brad [Pitt], they seem to be very nice people.”
    I love how people that have met them and talked to them all say great things. So in light of that.. who cares about the trolls that are posting things from their trailer parks. They have not made any difference in the lives of Brad or Angie in all these years. NOT one difference.

  • ifsogirl

    such a caring giving couple- may they always be happy and prosper and continue with their efforts in helping those in need

  • African Girl

    From the last thread
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    Jennipoo @ 10/09/2011 at 5:17 pm
    Roltflmao! Hilarious!!
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    Reminds me of the old days when we used to have the phone and fanfics and then there was anonymous or as she was fondly called. . .MOUSE. Heavens, what fun times we used to have back in the days.
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    Thanks for bringing that back!!!
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  • Cheery

    Love this couple; so charitable!
    Beautiful inside and out :D

  • http://n/a Marcus From PA

    My favorite charitable couple. Love them more and more. Proud to be their fan. The people of Somalia need all the help they can get glad Brad and Angie know that. They walk the walk and talk the talk.

  • Observer2

    Again, continuing to walk the walk. Angelina was just talking about the dire need in the Horn of Africa and they step up to the plate, as they always do. Seemingly, taking the lead.

  • Observer2

    Bringing this over from the other thread:

    @Jennipoo:

    Snap! Too damn funny.

    Look at Squiggy, he’s not wearing skinny girl jeans from hip to tip. The pants he’s wearing now, just make him look like he’s got womanly hips.

    I guess he forgot the memo. He’s not to look surly in photographs. He’ll be all smiling again next time we see him. Or better yet, when his pedo pal, Terry Richardson, takes their pics.

    And Squiggy doesn’t know how to do his hair like Chris M. did it. You know, to look like Brad’s. Problem for Squiggy, he’s got a big ole bald spot. Brad doesn’t.

    http://img275.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=198414277_LS_122_146lo.jpg

  • CLINIQUA

    Great, finally. 3 days late, as opposed to the ‘less than 12 hr rule’ for man, but we’ll take it.
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    Just a comment I wanted to make since Oprah’s pic is on this page. Did anyone see her interview on ET, the pimped it for days, she was being sit down interviewed by a brunette reporter who was mostly asking azzlicking questions (she was hawking her upcoming show on OWN as well as Rosies I believe) – anyway the reporter asked her what makes her angry…Oprah thought about it, and then she said: ‘when I get lied to. Oooh, if i catch you in a lie…you will see me lose my pleasing personality. I will turn cold.’ the woman says, ‘just disassociate?’ Oprah goes, ‘yeah.’ she went on to say she values authenticity in people, and was talking about Rosie ‘that woman (referring to Aniston) has nothing to say’ O’donnell.
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    Maybe it’s just me…but I have a very intuitive vibe, and I got the STRONG feeling she was referring to among many who had probably disappointed her by lying to her face, Jennifer Aniston. For the simple reason that I know of at least 5 instances where she as lied DIRECTLY to oprahs’s face:
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    1) the Vince Vaughn were still together shenanigans 2) the bit about her and brad ‘don’t not talk,’ 3) lying to Oprah about the Obama change cake, and having Mayer and Oprah put her on blast..yeah Oprah was being jokey jokey, but she was serious when she called her out as a liar..and it was such an unnecessary stupid lie too, just designed to make herself look good. Ugh. 4) the ‘uncool’ comment saying that was because of what Angie said while promoting changeling, when traniston states clearly that it was because of jolie’s comment in a 2007 Vogue. ..and 5) just basically being disingenuous about that whole faux catfight issue if vogue, telling Oprah on her show ‘that it was so 100 years ago, that no one was a villain, and that she loved and admired brad,’ and then in her subsequent GQ interview, attacking Angelina all over again, essentially making a fool of Oprah having taken her word just a couple weeks before….and I’ll add a 6th disappointing disingenuous moment, Aniston pal’ing around with someone as awful as Chelsea handjob, who publicly viciously attacked Angelina….
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    I personally think Maniston and Oprah haven’t been tight since the Obama change cake incident….and her stalking brad and Angie to the oscars.
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    Maybe I give Oprah to much credit…but I just get that vibe, that she has her number…now.

  • TRES JOLIE

    Just wait as we thought JARED pleasing us with new thread of Brad and Angelina!!!! He will put this new thread side by side up front page with those midgets who.reing couple!!!!

    As predicted as JARED always did before…..

  • Ann

    Wow I would have expected them to donate more considering there’s a famine in Somalia but I guess every dollar counts.

  • amy

    some celebs have to make announcement every time they make a donation!!!! i bet you anything the pirates already stolen the money.

  • http://computer Susan

    The J-Ps continue to help where it is needed most.

  • Admirable

    I like the fact that they give intelligently and from the heart. They give based on where they see a great need and educate themselves about the situation and what their donation will do. They don’t give based on what’s “hot” or “popular” at the moment and would therefore give them the most media exposure. Their kindness is selfless. That is what makes them even more admirable.

  • African Girl

    Ann @ 10/09/2011 at 6:38 pm
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    Yeah, they should have donated more considering they are the king and queen of Somalia AND they are the cause of the famine.
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    Gosh! Trolls are idiots!!

  • Pitt is a wimp

    You mean angie donated and brad just sits on the sidelines and takes the credit.

  • http://computer Susan

    @CLINIQUA: Oprah’s best girl Gale was all over SS since those lies, Oprah only cared about ratings. Can’t forget that half A S S remote interview she did with Angie, she picked the loser, so her lost.

  • Lucy

    Love Them, they are the best couple.

  • CLINIQUA

    @amy:
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    Thats funny you’re saying that, as Maniston goes around town showng nips and posing for glam pictorials pimping herself out on the backs of cancer victims. You must be fcking insane to be assaulted by that selfish schill who uses women who are gravely I’ll to compete with the ex she’s jealous of. She’s a disgusting famewh*re of the nth degree…she puts Kim kardashian to shame. At least the kash n dash’s put out product in dept stores that they work to design, they don’t go around publicizing themselves on the backs of the most vulnerable and sick people around. You ugly lame bishes have some nerve saying shizz about Angelina’s influential authentic 10 yr long appt with the UN as Maniston pimps out cancer patients and holds press conferences. Not to mention the bish buying her middle-aged bald tomboy midget a Haitian painting. like that’s helping Haiti….she’s really just investing and buying art to increase her banking account. That bish doesn’t do anything unless SHE is gonna get publicity from it herself…and all the better if she and her queen PR flack time it EXACTLY to some milestone event of the Jolie Pitt’s.
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    Fck you, and the ugly old bish you rode in here on.

  • Observer2

    Brad and Angelina DID NOT announce the donation. The organization did.

    They just don’t throw money at the issue. They do their homework on what is needed AT THIS time. When more is needed, than, I’ve no doubt, more will be given.

  • Gaily

    WoW Ann, they don’t have to donate anything, come on $340,000.00 sure the hell isn’t pocket change, even for JP. I think they are a very cool couple…

  • Ann

    @African Girl:

    more than 30,000 people have died already and Brangelina have donated more to causes less severe than this. I’m not hating I’m just surprised it wasn’t more that’s all. I’m also surprised that they’ve chose to donate this late when the famine has been going on for months. Usually Brangelina are the first celebs to donate. Now it seems like they’re the last.

    King and Queen of Somalia? Cause of Famine? How is that even an argument?

  • Pitt is a wimp

    @Lucy: How are they the best couple? I don’t even see them as a couple. Brad is too much of a wimp. I think angie is probably hooking up with one of her manly bodyguards .

  • SnOOKIE

    I wonder if they smoke weed together or is it just Brad alone?

  • CSW

    Both of them are beautiful from inside and out.

  • Finally,

    It finally happened here in the good ole US of A. We no longer have starving, sick, abused and homeless children. They have all found 2 parent homes, in a beautiful 2-story house with 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with a wonderful park just down the street and an excellent school district with 1 to 10 teacher to student ratio.

  • Dl

    @Ann
    Did you donate toward the cause? Since you seem so concern about when and how much the JP’s donated..

  • Ellen

    There a lot corruption in Africa, the money being donated ended up in those rich’s pocket not people in need. Brad and Angie are very careful about their donation. They do their research before donating.

  • Observer2

    It’s obvious that their donation is for one specific group of people. They probably asked what amount do you need, right now, to help.

    Any aide organization will tell you that throwing millions at a problem, it often gets tied up in red tape and doesn’t go to where it’s intended.

    This donation makes an impact immediately.

  • Rose

    @Susan: Please correct me if I’m wrong. Did not Gale said that Brad and his x should have present some award at the Oscars 2009? I’m almost sure I heard her saying something like that to Oprah. I remember Brad and Angie keeping their distant from her that night. There was not one picture of them in the same frame that night that I have ever seen.
    God bless Brad and Angie for their continued generousity for the less fortunate.

  • African Girl

    @Ann:
    .
    You know what is NOT and should NEVER be an argument…What people do with their money. However, if you want to make it an argument…please show us the proof that you’ve made a donation twice theirs. Until you do, please do us all a favor and STFU!!!

  • Ann

    @African Girl:

    What kind of stupid comment is this? How could I ever donate as much as them? I don’t have that kind of money but YES I have donated already and I donated more than a quarter or what I make. Percent wise I definitely donated more than them.

    Why don’t you pay attention to my comments? Did I hate on them at all? No. I’m just surprised they donated that much and so LATE. Get off me moron. Go worship these two somewhere else.

  • a lurker

    I am so proud I am a fan of the power couple. They are so inspiring.

  • Passing Through

    Shoot…I didn’t realize there was a new thread…day late and a dollar short, but whatever…
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    I’m briging my comments from the last thread over…
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    # 864 gracie @ 10/09/2011 at 6:35 am +11
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    # 847 Passing Through, I didn’t say Demi dumped Bruce in my post, you misunderstood me. My point was that she left a more age appropriate marriage and married a man beneath her.
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    +++++++++++++++++++++
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    Gracie -
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    I big to differ. I didn’t misunderstand you. You said that Demi left her marriage and hooked up with a younger man. If she was the one who left, then she was the one doing the dumping – and she wasn’t. Here’s what you wrote -
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    # 836 gracie @ 10/08/2011 at 9:47 pm
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    Off Topic, it looks like this story about Ashton having an affair may be true, radar has a story that Demi has seen a divorce lawyer on Friday. If this is true, no sympathy from me. She left her marriage and hooked up with a man 15yrs younger than her, what was she thinking? It could never work, at some point Ashton may want someone closer to his age or his own children.

    .
    I must be missing something here because you clearly said that Demi “left her marrage and hooked up with a man 15 yrsyounger”. That equals “DUMPING” Bruce Willis for Ashton Kutcher and that’s NOT what happened. Plus, the fact remains – it was over 3 years before DM hooked up with Ashton Kutcher, regardless of who dumped whom.
    ,
    As to the rest of your post – Personally I don’t have a problem with older women/younger men because men do that shite all the time – marrying young girls 25-30 years younger than they are, have kids with these women when they’re well into their 50s, 60s and 70s when they know damned good and well they’ll probably never live long enough to see their kids grow up. If a woman can do the same, then I say more power to her and “You go, girl!” One of my brothers’ wives is 7 years older than he is and they’ve been married for over 20 years. Not all men who marry older women are losers like Ashton Kutcher. Yes, it’s rare that an older woman/younger man’s marriage lasts, but that’s the case for any relationship in this day and age – especially a celebrity marriage. Why should women not be able to be complete idiots just like men are? That’s not to say I’m not skeeved out by Madge and her boy toys, but I don’t see why women have to be the ones to take the high road all of the time either.
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    Also, Demi Moore isn’t stupid. She knew going into that marriage that the odds of it lasting the rest of her life were slim and none. I doubt she’s even surprised by his cheating – this time or the last time. I think the main reason she’d bother to divorce him is because he’s publicly humiliated her and he obviously doesn’t give a shite about that because he wasn’t exactly discreet in his cheating.

  • Passing Through

    # 881 groundcontrol @ 10/09/2011 at 11:47 am
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    Well said, GC! Like I said – men do it all the time and no one blinks an eye. Nobody’s pissed about Brad being almost 12 years older than Angie, are they? In fact we’re all here rooting for them, so it seems a little hypocritical to deny Demi Moore or any other woman her fantasy of a dream relationship – regardless of the other person’s age…unless you’re talking about the 51 y.o. actor and the 16 y.o. Tthat’s just fvcking wrong and her parents need to be locked up for not having that guy arrested.

  • Passing Through

    # 887 nikki @ 10/09/2011 at 12:46 pm
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    Let’s be honest: George Clooney can’t marquee a major movie anymore unless it’s an ensemble. But even though he’s only modest box office, Hollywood still wants to be in business with him and his classy low-budget films that get attention at awards time. So $11M-$13M grossing pics (his average without frequent co-star Brad Pitt) are acceptable as long as the production budgets stay in that range as well.

    http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/
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    ++++++++++++++++++++++
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    LOL. Finke really doesn’t care for Porgie. When he moved his production company from WB to Sony she questioned why Sony would even want him when Amy Pascal had sworn off “making movies just for the m a s t u r b a t o r y sake of winning Oscar nominations” when All The King’s Men flopped. And we know that’s all Porgie cares about – winning another Oscar. Then she said he couldn’t open a can of beans and said that looking at his list of projects in development that there wasn’t a $20MIL opener among that bunch and if there had been then WB would have kept him. LOL. So far I don’t think any of the movies listed in Sony’s press release have even been made – but Finke’right about Porgie’s lack of BO prowess unless it’s an ensemble with Brad in it…

  • gracie

    Always helping others. beautiful inside and on the outside. I hope fans will let the focus on here be on the couple and their good deeds and not turn this thread into Anuston feast. Amazing couple who are always thinking of those less fortunate and how to improve their lives. God bless you two.

  • nostalgic

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! African girl and Alexanderina are posting again.. LOVE.

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