Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie take a tour of St. John’s Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center

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Just after celebrating Christmas in Namibia (with Empress Zahara’s magnificent shank-eye), the Jolie-Pitt family made their way to Missouri for the new year. That’s where Brad’s entire family lives – his parents, his brother Doug and his sister Julie, and all of their families. A few days ago, Angelina and the girls were spotted at a Springfield Barnes & Noble (photo here) and a K-Mart. Radar reports that they were only in town a few days before they flew to yet another destination (unknown). But before they left, Brad and Angelina took a tour of the St. John’s Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center, the center which Brad and Angelina helped fund through their foundation (photo here):

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on the move again.

On Wednesday, just days after celebrating the holidays in Namibia, Africa, the couple made an impromptu stop at the St. John’s Jane Pitt Pediatric Cancer Center in Springfield, Mo., the town where Pitt grew up.

“They called a little bit ahead, about an hour ahead, and requested to tour the pediatric center,” hospital spokesperson Cora Scott said Thursday. “They stayed about 45 minutes. It was a very nice visit.”

Last year, Pitt and Jolie, along with Pitt’s brother and sister and their families, donated $1 million to St. John’s Foundation for Community Health and dedicated the pediatric cancer center to Pitt’s mother, Jane.

“Jane Pitt is a gem in our community,” Scott said. “She’s a very wonderful woman who cares so very much about the well being of children.”

During the visit Wednesday, the Hollywood couple were accompanied by Pitt’s parents and his brother Doug.

According to Scott, Pitt and Jolie didn’t mention their New Year Eve’s plans, but for now it seems that the couple and their six kids are spending time with their extended family.

[From People]

That was nice of them. I like how focused they are on drawing attention to local Missouri charities as well as international charities. I think part of it is that Brad’s brother Doug is some big deal in Missouri… there were even rumors that Doug was considering a run for public office, which would be interesting. Anyway, happy New Year to the Jolie-Pitts. May they bring us more gossip in 2011.

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  1. teri says:

    How sweet

  2. Sarcasm says:

    So in need of good publicity after the flop of her film. And the minivan majority always buys it.

  3. guesty says:

    jane’s hand on one side of ang’s waist & brad’s dad’s hand on the other. would love to hear a body language expert define that.

  4. lisa says:

    Seriously.. last year was the event for the hospital. They were out of the Country. Makes sense they would want to see the facility. Why in the world would she need PR because of ONE movie. SALT was a hit so if TT does not make a lot of money doubt it is going to break her. They actually arrived in Springfield on Saturday. So 5 days seems like a good visit.

    I guess Reese got engaged because her movie didn’t do well. MAN people need some serious help.

  5. Sarcasm says:

    How naive are you?

  6. lisa says:

    I guess the same degree as you… :/

  7. WhiteNoise says:

    Since they helped fund it through their foundation, and Brad’s mother is a very active part of it, surely it’s the most normal thing in the world for them to visit the facility to see how it’s doing? No? Too logical? Thought so.

    @Lisa – right, the things those needy celebs will do for attention! ;)

  8. malachais says:

    Are these new pictures or old? I think they’re older but not sure…AJ looks amazing with her hair pulled back.

  9. Eve says:

    jane’s hand on one side of ang’s waist & brad’s dad’s hand on the other. would love to hear a body language expert define that.

    @ Guesty:

    Oh, that? It may show affection but they (Pitt’s parents) are definitely hating her on the inside.

    P.S.: I’m a fan of The Jolie, this is just the kind of comment that will eventually show up here.

  10. Mistral says:

    What a pretty lady! How old is she?

  11. lisa says:

    These are old 2 years ago I think. There was one picture of them at the hospital with some of the Administrators I think not sure. But they all looked really happy and relaxed. Angie looked very lovely to me… not much make up. NOT many women could pull that off.

    I think Jane is close to 70 maybe.
    anyway.. Happy New Year to all the poster. It has been enjoyable agreeing and disagreeing with you all. I much prefer polite debates.. Not hard to agree to disagree..

    Here’s looking forward to a great 2011

  12. teri says:

    Tourist has an Emmy nod so it can’t be that bad. Angelina’s character and her acting were great, I loved the the movie. Some still say SALT was a flop, bwahaha $293,502,218 isn’t a flop by any means and she carried that movie. When she has back to back to back flops then you can laugh. In the meantime I’m enjoying seeing this lovely family out and about.

  13. Isa says:

    Ok first: how wonderful that they did that.

    Second: It’s an old photo, just saw the picture somewhere else. It looked much more relaxed, than what they were attending here.

    The mother of Pitt looks to me like she does not tolerate any other authority in the family than her own, which much be hard for Jolie to swallow.
    I can understand now where all the gossip came from on how the Pitts don’t like Jolie.

  14. Eve says:

    Off topic: Hot Guy Friday!!! (Kaiser, you created a monster).

    I’m waiting here but I have to go to the supermarket before everything is closed for New Year’s Eve. Bah!

    EDIT:

    I can understand now where all the gossip came from on how the Pitts don’t like Jolie.

    No, Isa. It comes from the fact that saying they hate each other and that Jane Pitt secretly wishes her son would go back to his ex-wife sells a shitload of magazines.

  15. Zelda says:

    @sarcasm
    If she was going for publicity she would have had cameras. Or given an interview.
    Jesus, I don’t care wither way about Jolie, but the hate is just ridiculous.

  16. fanny says:

    These are old pictures at some promotional event.

  17. mln76 says:

    @sarcasm First off the minivans hate on Angie because they believe the tabs verbatimn second it’s a dumb argument the Tourist already flopped in the US going to a hospital isn’t going to help sell her movie and the people in foriegn markets don’t give a hoot about Missouri. They just wanted to see the wing NAMED AFTER HIS MOM,that they helped pay for. Deal with it.

  18. lisa says:

    @fanny

    these pictures are from the Curious Case of Benjamin Button Premier in New York.

  19. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Its really nice that the family came together for such a good cause. I think that the fact they named it after Pitt’s mom speaks volumes about her character and the dedication the kids feel towards their mom.

    Also, Pitt is a spitting image of his Daddy!

  20. lisa says:

    re: I think part of it is that Brad’s brother Doug is some big deal in Missouri… there were even rumors that Doug was considering a run for public office, which would be interesting.

    sidenote.
    Doug Pitt was awarded as the Ambassador of Tanzania. He is also on the Jolie-Pitt Foundation Board. He as well as Angelina’s brother. Not to mention that Brad’s sister has adopted two little boys from Africa..

    It seems that the family has a lot of UNITED interest.

  21. Louise says:

    Sarcasm: So in need of good publicity after the flop of her film. And the minivan majority always buys it.

    Isa: The mother of Pitt looks to me like she does not tolerate any other authority in the family than her own, which much be hard for Jolie to swallow.
    I can understand now where all the gossip came from on how the Pitts don’t like Jolie.

    I can’t decide which one is the dumbest comment. I don’t get why the haters keep saying they only do charity for promoting their films. People see films because they want to. Nobody thinks “wow they donated to a hospital. I’m going to see The Tourist”. Besides the movie wasn’t even mentioned. Usually it’s the haters who mention the movies. They do more promotion of the film than the actual story. Based on these photos, where they are smiling and affectionate towards each other, how can anybody say they hate each other? I never understand those rumors. Brad and Angelina go to Springfield several times a year and his parents spend weeks with them when they film and other occasions.

  22. Kaiser says:

    Eve – We’re doing a special edition of HGF, and it will be coming out in another hour or so. Before lunch, EST, hopefully.

  23. Whatever says:

    “MAN people need some serious help.”

    I think this on every Jolie thread. And every Aniston thread. The hate on both sides makes my head spin. It’s amazing (and a little scary) to see people voicing such hate for complete strangers who don’t know them or care one bit what they think.

  24. maccu says:

    Fake!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. LolaBella says:

    Angelina looks stunning in those photos as does Brad’s mother; love her silver hair.

    It’s funny how most people get so caught up in what side of the triangle they are on that they ignore THE GOOD that is being done.

    JFC people, LET IT GO and MOVE THE FUCK ON!!!

  26. lisa says:

    @gg

    had no idea the GG were the Oscars..they nominated them (Jolie/Depp) and the film. THE people that don’t like it can just learn to DEAL.

    I hope she and Brad go and say FU to all the nasty commenters. I have seen loads of films that I find terrible held up to be fantastic.

    I actually saw and liked The Tourist a great deal. I laugh because some of the people writing negative stuff have not seen the film but find the need to run to every site and talk about BO numbers. There are many Oscar nominated films that have sucked big time regarding BO. And there are actresses that have won awards for films that no one went to see. RT has it low with critics but the Audience rating is 78%. So someone is wrong. And I don’t think it is the audience.
    @gg.. I can’t wait for you to post the articles on the other actresses that had films that have not done well this year.

    Anne, Reese, Nicole and many others.. NOT to mention the guys.. OH and why no mention of Johnny Depp he is a star in the film too. Wonder if they are saying he should not attend.

    Some of you need to get a life and get over yourselves. Best and first thing I love about Angelina is she does not let this crap get to her. And that is what pisses the haters off the most. YOU all are not going to break this woman..

    NOW deal with that.

  27. nnn says:

    Good for them.

    And to the weird people who are blind by unexplicable hatred and consiperacy theory with no sustainable logic whatsoever, move on and live your life instead of being caught up in that one.

    That divorce that doesn’t concern you to the least happened the year Bush was reelected while the majority of you were still beleiving in the WMSD’s scham.

    High time to move on. We are at 24 hours into the second decade post 2000 and before the end of it, 2/3 of that old triangle you like to resurect at any thread will be over 50 already !

  28. P.J. says:

    Re the photo of Angelina with Brad’s parents’ arms around her waist: Brad’s parents are signaling that they support Angelina. I think at the time this was taken there had been rumors that they didn’t like/accept her, so they are going out of their way to show family solidarity at this posed photo op.

    The Pitts are being good parents and supporting their son, which means they also support his partner. Regardless of whether they “like” Angelina or not, she’s his partner and the mother of their grandchildren, so they are going to stand by her.

  29. mslewis says:

    Angelina won’t be broken by the negativity of haters. That’s why they continue to hate her!! No other actress in the past or present get this much hate. Angelina is strong and confident and sure of herself. Otherwise, she would have fallen apart by now.

    In the photo of Angelina, Brad and his family at the cancer wing of the hospital, everybody looks happy to be there and I’m sure they enjoyed their tour. Jane must be just overjoyed that her children thought so much of her that they would do this. She must be a great mom.

    (I’m talking about the actual photo at the hospital, not the one above.)

  30. Liana says:

    I think that any form of charity is a wonderful thing and I also think that people should not be criticized for doing some good in the world, regardless of what one may THINK (and the key word is “think”) their motives are.

  31. Leona says:

    I don’t think anyone would be giving their money and time to better people’s lives without being somewhat sincere about it. but yes, she’s enjoys being a celebrity, so obviously she’s not naive about the attention she gets for it. and she does have a nasty habit of shacking up with married man, so obviously she’s not a saint… the way I see it she’s neither the devil nor mother Theresa. she does allot of charity work, and even though it comes off as insipid at times – at least the end result is the for the better.

  32. mslewis says:

    Re the photo of Angelina with Brad’s parents’ arms around her waist: Brad’s parents are signaling that they support Angelina. I think at the time this was taken there had been rumors that they didn’t like/accept her, so they are going out of their way to show family solidarity at this posed photo op.
    —————————————————
    Exactly!! At about the time of “Benjamin Button” there was more than one rag saying that Jane “hated” Angelina and was trying to talk Brad into leaving Angelina and going back to Jen and taking Shiloh with him!!! Seriously!! And several celebrity gossip sites picked up that lie. It got to the point where people seem to be counting the days. The rags were stopped in their tracks when the Pitts showed up at the premiere posing for pics with Angelina. It stopped the lies for awhile but not forever. Too good of a made up story to just let it go.

    Can anybody really imagine a classy woman like Jane Pitt asking her son to leave the mother of his children? And take his “real” kids with him? Total nonsense.

  33. bluhare says:

    Ok, be kind to me, but why the term “haters”? It’s everywhere, and it drives me nuts. If you don’t like something you’re a hater? Huh?

    Call me an old dog, cuz this is a new trick.

  34. Stacia says:

    Well, whatever the case or reason for their visit to MO, I hope they’re already out of there. A tornado touched down this morning…killed three people in AK

  35. Isabel says:

    I don’t see anything but some big-name celebs lending their support to small-town family and a wonderful cause. They all look happy to be around eachother.

    It’s also pretty awesome that Angie took the kiddos to K-Mart.

    Nothing to see here, moving on.

  36. REALIST says:

    Aside from the endless-”why are they really doing this?”, I think this is a pretty damn cool gift for Brad’s mom. She is obviously delighted.
    And still alive, btw. Angelina could have snagged a (cancer?) center in her mom’s name first (the Pitt sibs kicked in for Jane Pitt Ctr, but we know most of the money came from Brad and Angie), but she stood back and gave the glory to her mother in law and scored some major brownie points, too. Way more important than any promo, etc: mother/daughter in law relations! (De facto, if not de jure…)
    BTW, the Jolie-Pitts give money to so many causes the public is not aware of. I have at least a half dozen attorney friends in DC who work for human rights NGO’s, and all of these causes have benefited from the generosity of this couple-essentially anonymously, so it’s not “tied” to anything. They do a lot of “matching” at the end of the year, so don’t be surprised if they have matched one of your pet charities.
    Happy New Year!

  37. Mairead says:

    guesty:
    December 31st, 2010 at 9:35 am
    jane’s hand on one side of ang’s waist & brad’s dad’s hand on the other. would love to hear a body language expert define that.

    That she hates America. Obviously ;)

  38. devilgirl says:

    Odd, I am from Missouri and in Springfield a lot. I wasn’t aware Doug Pitt was a big deal here. I have never heard a thing about him here, aside from references to his brother.

  39. lucy2 says:

    Not a fan, but I think a pediatric cancer center is a great cause to promote, and I’m glad they’re still involved with it.

    I think because Jane was close with Brad’s ex, people think she and Jolie don’t get along. Because it’s physically impossible to like 2 people? Who knows.

    Old pictures, whew! Thought we’d be subjected to the return of the porn stache, yuck.

  40. Cyui says:

    This is from Dec 2008 for Pitts Benjamin Button movie. During this time…that crazy chick had her GQ nude cover and Vanity Fair stuff out. There was also stuff popping up saying Pitts Mom didn’t like Angie. I saw it was a united front against that one chick mentioning their grand kids in GQ and dissing Jolie saying she was uncool. Also against the tabs making up stuff saying Pitts mom doesn’t love the Angie. Saw video of them around each other at this event. Jolie is such a sweet daughter in-law.

  41. Cyui says:

    Pitts Mom is a good looking lady…….

  42. someone says:

    These are old pics..Im not a Jolie fan at all, never was..but its nice she allowed Brad and the kids to spend some time with Mom and grandma..

  43. Mine says:

    It’s sad the picture of Angelina with Brad’s family drive Jen fans so crazy. She gave that family grand kids. If any of you dealt with mothers they want grand kids and are really happy when they get grand kids. Of course Angelina fit in so well and is loved by Brad’s entire family. Sorry if Jen will not get a family for you to love on the Internet but why hate on this family.
    Last time I check Brad left Jen, moved on to Angelina. Now how is that Angelina’s fault.
    Funny we don’t hear mean garbage about Brad or his family just Angelina. Very strange.

  44. lisa says:

    @bluhare

    I wonder the same thing when people throw around the word loonie because you are a fan. So taking your words.

    Ok, why the term “loonie”? It’s everywhere, and it drives me nuts. If you like this couple you’re a loonie? Huh?

    YEP the fans feel the same way about that term.

    I’m a fan..not a loonie. And am no different then all the other celebrity fans, sports fans, music fans and such. So when the term loonie is lost.. then I will retire the word hater..

  45. Whatever says:

    I respect his mother for staying tight with Jen, at least at first. They got along great, so why would she ignore her just because they broke up? She seemed like she was lending support while Jen was dealing with the break up. Nothing wrong with that. Mrs. Pitt also seems to like and support his relationship with Angelina. She’s supporting her son and being a good grandma to her grandbabies by forging a relationship with their mother. Maybe Jane is like me and likes BOTH Angelina AND Jen. It’s possible. I saw her like a million years ago on Oprah, before Brad and Jen got married and she seemed like a cool lady.

  46. mslewis says:

    Well, whatever the case or reason for their visit to MO, I hope they’re already out of there. A tornado touched down this morning…killed three people in AK
    ——————————————–
    They left yesterday but a tornado touching down somewhere in MO or AK doesn’t mean everybody is in danger. We get tornados several times a year. No biggie . . . unless you’re caught in it.

    @Realist . . . How do you know “most of the money” came from Brad and Angelina? You have no idea how rich Doug and his wife are. You don’t know how much money Julie and her husband have. You have no idea. Perhaps they all gave an equal amount to add up to $1M. They aren’t exactly poor people, even without Brad.

  47. nnn says:

    Whatever,

    I don’t think Jane Pitt hate either Jolie nor Jennifer but trust me, no mother will stand for her son’s ex at the expense of her grandchildren’s mother who happens to be her son love and who gave her grandchildren.

    And I dare anyone to find one woman, grandma who will stand for someone whose connection is to a woman who trashes her own grandchildren and whose specific action is perceived as being triggered by her.

    If anything the bit of symapthy left Jane Pitt may have felt she have gone. The sympathy and support is for her grandchildren and their wel being, including supporting their mother since it’s intimately connected to a child well-being.

    She doesn’t hate anyone but i can garantee that any grandmother will not tolerate or have sympathy to anyone who trashes her own blood, or anyone connected to that person.

    People always act as if jolie is a sole entity you can balst without any effect on Pitt or his family, and as if the JP kids were only hers. Jolie by having children with Brad has an even greater connection to a bigger entity : the Pitts family. She is not only the mother of Pitt’s children and his love, she is an aunt of a dozen children. They insult her children in order to hurt her, they insult the Pitt’s as a whole, who seem to be a very close knit ‘tribe’ who back each other’s back and won’t feel any sympathy for anyone who trashes one of their own.

  48. teri says:

    What a bitter betty you are!!
    What the heck do you mean Angelina “allowed Brad” to see his parents?
    As if he’s a child and does what he’s told. Brad is a full grown man and does as he pleases.

  49. archiepelago says:

    2 year old photos? Nothing more up to date with the Pitt family?
    Anything that raises awareness for charities or causes is a good use of fame in my book.

  50. Cheyenne says:

    I remember the premiere of the Benjamin Button movie. Jane Pitt was showing off a gold charm bracelet she had just received that day from Brad and Angie with 14 baby shoe charms, one for each grandchild. She held it up for a camera closeup and said it was her proudest possession. In a photo taken at the Jane Pitt center with Doug and his wife, she’s still wearing it.

  51. Cheyenne says:

    teri: What the heck do you mean Angelina “allowed Brad” to see his parents?
    As if he’s a child and does what he’s told. Brad is a full grown man and does as he pleases.
    ==========================================

    Trolls are off the wall. They think that’s the only reason Brad is with Angie. They think he does whatever Angie tells him to. As freaking if. Angie would never respect a man she could boss around, let alone live with him.

  52. Anon says:

    I love how there is absolutely no mention at all about the PR nature of this piece of gossip or that it was put forth by People – yet weren’t we just talking earlier this week in several other threads about how People is the celeb mouthpiece and anything that appears in it is PR-suspect? I guess that only applies to certain items and celebs and not others?

    On the one hand I think it’s great that Jolie, Pitt and his family donated this money in his mother’s honor, and I think it’s great that they all got to spend time together over the holidays with the grandchildren. I also think it makes sense and is nice that they all went and toured the cancer center. However, none of that negates the fact that this is a gossip item because a) they want it out there and likely supplied it to People complete with photo-op, and b) it is meant to help their image.

    Just because they are doing good and have legit reasons for visiting, doesn’t mean they aren’t also using this to their benefit. No, this item will probably not bring additional revenue for either of their films, but it certainly offers a distraction from the fact that her latest picture was a complete bomb, and gets the celeb media talking about something else. The name of the game is deflection and distraction.

    And to the poster wondering, yes, I think the timing of Reese Witherspoon’s engagement announcement is another example of this kind of deflection PR (to distract from a box office flop as well). Lainey had a great write-up on this including noting the fact that no date was given for the engagement, simply that they had been engaged, and that US Weekly was given an exclusive in reporting on it despite the fact that just a couple of months ago her PR targeted it for allegedly falsely reporting an engagement.

    Celebs can do good and have good things going in their lives, but that doesn’t mean they cannot also utilize these things to help their images. One doesn’t necessarily negate the other.

  53. Janine says:

    I agree with the above poster, it’s obviously PR and they are trying hard to project a certain image, but whatever.

  54. Kim says:

    The Tourist has made $78 million according to boxofficemojo as of dec 26th 41 million domestic 37 foreign. Pretty good for only 16days out for a movie with mostly negative reviews .Projected to make $100 M by Jan 4 when the foreign numbers come in. Her movies often perform better overseas because she is an international star. Salt made $118M domestic and another $180M abroad.Salt is also #1 DVD right now.Don’t worry about her she was named after Depp the #2 on the Top Money Making Draw list and to top it all she made $20M for Salt and The Tourist upfront. All is good. Lastly Brad’s sister was inspired to adopt to boys because the adoption of Zahara.Doug will be climbing Mt Kilmanjara on Jan 3-14 for a fundraiser to bring clean water to Tanzania. Lastly the family visits Springfield at least 3-4 times/year there are sightings that are mentioned on a joliepittwatch but the residents don’t bother and don’t take pics.His parents visit them at least 2-3 times year example Long Island , Venice for 2 weeks. Brad was spotted at Kmart and autographed the receipt and he and Angie were at Barnes and Nobles. The people there respect their privacy. So they see each other quite a bit particurlary since the JP’s are often out of the country.

  55. Cyui says:

    They are out of the country, cause Americans are too celeb obsessed. Twitter makes it easy for someone to share their celebrity sighting. Bad creation. Anyway seems like Jolie fits in perfectly with her in-laws seem like pretty open minded cultured people. Their parents did good….with the Pitt kids. Angies mommy did good with her two kids….Wish all well.

  56. Cyui says:

    Ever think maybe they want info to get out about the cancer ward for it’s funding and show off their family bond. Jolie is a well respected actress and person around the world…so is Pitt…let it go. I know one thing. Pitt and Jolie only come out when they are starring in a movie. They don’t go to the opening of an envelope .

  57. Louise says:

    For a publicity stunt this really sucks. There is only one photo and a quick statement from a hospital spokesperson. She talked more about Jane than Brad and Angelina. If Brad and Angelina only cared about publicity they would have had the media there to do interviews and to take photos of them with cancer patients. That’s a publicity stunt. Also nobody cares about the movie now. It happened 3 weeks ago. With breakups, weddings, engagements, arrests, the holidays, etc The Tourist is old news. Except to the haters. I also don’t understand why it’s all about Angelina when Johnny was the lead too.

  58. Isabel says:

    “Bitter Betty” is my new favorite term.

  59. Katherine Mac says:

    Lisa: “sidenote. Doug Pitt was awarded as the Ambassador of Tanzania. He is also on the Jolie-Pitt Foundation Board. He as well as Angelina’s brother. Not to mention that Brad’s sister has adopted two little boys from Africa.. It seems that the family has a lot of UNITED interest.”

    And it doesn’t end there. Julie and her husband adopted their sons from Ethiopia as a direct result of meeting Zahara when Brad and Angie visited Missouri for the holidays in 2005. Julie talks in her blog about the profound effect meeting Zahara had on her daughters and her family.

    In addition Julie’s in-laws – her husband’s brother and his wife also were moved to adopt a little boy from Ethiopia. They had already adopted a little girl from China.

    Now they are all working to help bring clean water to Ethiopian villages.

    Like the ripples of a pebble.

  60. nnn says:

    # 55

    Actually The Tourist worldwide figure on the 30th of december is 85+ millions (48 millions domestic and 37 millions foreign).

    So yeah, it will probably surpass 100 millions during the week-end.

    As i said before for the genre, the figures are decent. But the production budget is very high for the genre, hence it should do better to break even and hopefully will do better abroad.

    The underperformance doesn’t come from the genre itself which is in line with figures for an average comedy. It comes from the status of both leading stars whose status should have pulled it higher.

    And to think that this movie was previously considering Charlize Theron and Sam Worthington in the lead.

    With such high budget for a comedy it’s very risqué.

  61. Katherine Mac says:

    St. John’s Hospital took this photo as they do with all special visitors to their hospital and new cancer center. St John’s Hospital published this photo on its Official Facebook page and its Twitter account along with a thank you for the visit.

    The hospital like all major medical centers has a Public Affairs (sounds so much better than PR doesn’t it?) Office to do exactly this. St John’s is a partner with St Jude’s and as such needs to raise money constantly so they can continue their mission of serving pediatric cancer patients regardless of their ability to pay.

    How foolish and needlessly negative do you have to be not to understand this? The hospital wants this publicity. People magazine took the photo from the hospital sites.

    There are plenty of places visited by Jolie that are not publicized in gossip sites – Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the TB/AIDS Clinic in Addis Ababa to name a few.

  62. Kendra says:

    I’m sure Jennifer is crying and screaming at the ocean, knowing that Angelina spent the holidays with her man, her babies and her family.

    While Jennifer spent the holidays with Courtney Cox, sad, very sad indeed. I bet Jennifer wished she was with Brad and his family, since she does not have one of her own.

  63. Kendra says:

    Don”t seem like Jennifer got an invitation this year. LOL I know she is reading this and calling Chelsea with their next round of attacks, since the last one did not seem to work.

    Brad is still with Angelina and has not ran back to Jennifer; never will.

  64. Kim says:

    guesty – i was thinking same thing. The dad sure has a grip on Angie!

  65. kendra says:

    Any time Brad and Angie shows Jennifer Aniston what she does not have, her fans call it PR.

    Brad and Angie has a beautiful relationship, so any time they walk out the door, it is PR. No man wants Jennifer.

    Brad and Angie has beautiful kids, so any time they appear with their kids, it is PR, guess who has no kids.

    Brad and Angie spends time with family, so it is PR, guess who you never see with their family.

    If Brad and Angie has it and Jennifer does not, her fans will call it PR.

  66. kelly says:

    How much hotter would AJ look with short hair!? Cut it off, love.

  67. truthSF says:

    62.kelly:

    How much hotter would AJ look with short hair!? Cut it off, love.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I loved the hair styles she used to sport when she had short hair in her early 20′s. I think that was her best look.

    http://www.short-hair-style.com/angelina-jolie-hair-style.html

  68. redlips says:

    @Cheyenne……”14 baby shoe charms”? They have 6 children (one would think a fan would know that) with 2 feet a piece. Why 14? Did they buy and extra charm just in case they picked up another child before presenting it to her….bwahahaha!

  69. nnn says:

    # redlips

    I know i am not Cheyenne but what are you talking about and why laughing about something when you don’t even know to what it relates ? It makes you sound stupid.

    That 14 baby shoes bracelet if you knew the backstory represents ALL of jane Pitts grandchildren, each one with his/her name on it. It was offered by Jolie and Brad to Jane Pitt who publicly said that it’s one of her proudest possesion.

    14 grandchildren, Brad’s six children included and all of his 8 nephews from his brother and sister.

  70. Mine says:

    Where is the proof that Jen is still in contact with Jane. Why do Jen fans want her still linked to Jane. That does not look good for Jen.
    We can see Pitt family love Angelina and her kids so for Jen to still be clinging onto Jane Pitt cast a desperate light on Jen, like she is stalking this family and not moving on with her life. I think Jen’s fans are her own worst enemy.

  71. truthSF says:

    @redlips:

    You should let common sense take over and realize that perhaps Jane & Bill Pitt have more than 6 grandchildren being that they have 3 children, all of which have their own children with their partners.

  72. LaLa says:

    @redlips – @Cheyenne……”14 baby shoe charms”? They have 6 children (one would think a fan would know that) with 2 feet a piece. Why 14? Did they buy and extra charm just in case they picked up another child before presenting it to her….bwahahaha!

    ———————————————

    I think the 14 charms represents not just Brad and Angie’s kids but also Brad’s siblings, Julie and Doug’s, children.

  73. someone says:

    I am a Jen fan, and I really don’t think that she sits around pining her life away, wishing and hoping that Brad comes back to her…She seems to be very happy with her life, shes rich, beautiful, and has a ton of good friends. Having a man and a house full of kids is good for some people, but not for everyone…If she wanted either, she would have that kind of life…she has moved on, and the Brangaloonies (yes I said it) need to move on also, and stop living in fantasy land..Brad is not all THAT!

  74. anon says:

    “but what are you talking about and why laughing”
    It comes from a lack of respect for children in general and Angelina and Brad’s children in particular. What can be expected of people who ridicule and make cheap jokes about and at the expense of the JP children.
    14 grandchildren is considered a blessing to some of us. Certainly not something to be ridiculed. Fortunate children to have grandparents who are healthy and can enjoy them. Good for the Pitts to have grandchildren. They probably enjoy their grandchildren like many of us who have them and are pleased and happy about it :-)

  75. nnn says:

    # 72

    I don’t beleive for one second that they are in contact because of two things :

    1) The last time we saw Jen and Jane Pitt visiting her, it was three or four years ago and from the two pictures seen, Jane Pitt displayed a rather cold expression on her face and Jennifer after her visit showed a sad one with traces many were specualting as being red tearing eyes.

    2)Two years ago, Jen said that she is not in contact at all with Brad. So I don’t expect her to be with anyone of his family and again I don’t think that she will go vacationing with Handler after she already insulted the JP kids if she was in contact with their grandmother. Imagine Jane Pitt on teh phone asking her why she is friend with someone who call her own flesh and blood of 4 years old, a lesbian !!! So no it doesn’t make sense at all

    Again, no grandmother will keep sympathy or contact whatsoever with someone who trashes her grandchildren or participate by proxy to their lynching.

    That jen hasn’t kept contacts with her EX in laws is normal. What’s not normal is not to see anyone of her family member at her side ever and/or more often, including her own father…let it be on a red carpet or on vacations or during father’s mother’s days, ect…

  76. lisa says:

    @mine..

    I have heard many people say the same thing. Like a relationship with Jane Pitt somehow continues to connect Jennifer to Brad. And yes her fans are sometime the worst. Just like when they go on and on about Brad marrying her. Well Angie was married twice before. YET she is never tied to her exes. It does make Jennifer look like a hanger oner. Like she is living on the edges of this mans life while he has a life and family with another woman. Being friends with his mother will not erase the life he has built with another woman that is the mother of his children and Jane Pitt’s grand children.

    The naysayers never note how Jane and Bill Pitt have traveled all over the world to be with their son’s family. LA, France, NOLA, Venice, Namibia, NYC, Prague. Just everywhere. And if you have ever seen a woman that does not like the woman her son loves. well this does not happen, especially considering when they travel they all stay in the same house.

    but I’m sure Jane Pitt cares about Aniston she was married to her son, but Aniston is in the past. There have been not sighting of them together nor have there been sightings of Brad and Jennifer in 6 years. That says a lot. BBT has said he sees Angie and Brad on occasion, even having dinner. Brad/BBT have each talked about working together. Angie was still close with JJL after their brief marriage. So it doesn’t look like Brad has a problem with exes. Maybe the problem is he and Jennifer. He has as I said not been pictured with her in 6 years.. NOR does he talk about her.

    Jennifer fans need to let that relationship go and wait for her to build a life with someone else. It is time if it is what she actually wants. A 6 year association with your ex is not normal. Doesn’t happen with any other celebrity.

  77. redlips says:

    No! The Jolie-Pitt fans ASSUME everyone knows all there is to know about them, as though it is “common” knowledge and the world should know every detail about them and their families. Now, who looks stupid? This is the last time I will comment on a Jolie- Pitt thread. You all are entirely to obsessed!

  78. Whatever says:

    @Cheyenne……”14 baby shoe charms”? They have 6 children (one would think a fan would know that) with 2 feet a piece. Why 14? Did they buy and extra charm just in case they picked up another child before presenting it to her….bwahahaha!

    *************

    Wow, think for just a minute. The bracelet represents ALL her grandkids, not just Brad and Angelina’s kids. My mom has one too with all her grandkids, my kids and my siblings kids. It’s not two feet for each kid either. On these bracelets, it is one bootie for each child.

  79. sakyiwaa says:

    @redlips; are ya wearing your ‘dunce’ conical cap yet? you should just wear one and go sit in the corner then…cos man, you say some really asinine stuff. of course, you wouldn’t know the real story behind the charm bracelet if you AREN’T a fan. DUH. but to laugh “hee-haw-ing” like a donkey about your ignorance was dumb. go away. i sure won’t miss your dumbf-ckery. and i doubt nnn, Cheyenne or truthSF are holding their breath for your silliness in 2011.

    more power to the JPs in 2011! Happy New Year to y’all!

  80. Cheyenne says:

    redlips: They have 6 children (one would think a fan would know that) with 2 feet a piece. Why 14? Did they buy and extra charm just in case they picked up another child before presenting it to her… bwahahaha!
    ========================================

    Of all the stupid comments I have ever read on this blog, that one was far and away the dumbest.

    Jane Pitt has 14 grandchildren. Do the math, if you can add:

    Brad and Angie — 6 children
    Doug Pitt and his wife — 3 children
    Julie Pitt Neal and her husband — 5 children

    6 + 5 + 3 = 14 grandchildren.

    Mind the doorknob on your way out.

  81. waq says:

    Anon:
    December 31st, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    they want it out there and likely supplied it to People complete with photo-op, and b) it is meant to help their image.

    Others have already said it but it doesn’t hurt to repeat. People wasn’t supplied with this picture.It’s not an exclusive because there were some other places who already had the picture on their website. And they all got it from the same source, the Hospital’s Facebook page. They donated $1 million to the Center so they wanted a chance to see how their money was being used. If anything, the hospital is using this picture to help their image and make sure people know that big A list celebrities are donating to them so they can encourage others to do the same.

  82. Cheyenne says:

    Mine: I think Jen’s fans are her own worst enemy.
    =========================================

    Spot on. I’ve been saying that for six years now.

  83. javagirl1 says:

    For those of you that say Angie is trying to get publicity with her charity work…
    Well of course she is. Its because of her publicity that allows her to do it. When her films succeed, her charity work does. Publicity is why she is able to donate so much. Publicity also brings attention to causes.
    Furthermore, acting and saving the children or whatever are obviously two big things in her life. Its only natural that they coincide.
    Its just good business.

  84. Eve says:

    No! The Jolie-Pitt fans ASSUME everyone knows all there is to know about them, as though it is “common” knowledge and the world should know every detail about them and their families.

    I had no idea Brad Pitt had a sister so if Mrs. Pitt is given a bracelet with 14 charms (representing ALL of their grandchildren) and considering that Jolie and Pitt have “only” six kids, it’s common knowledge to assume that his brother and sister are the parents to the other eight. It was you who assumed she was referring only to the Jolie-Pitt’s kids.

    Now, who looks stupid?

    Still you.

    This is the last time I will comment on a Jolie- Pitt thread.

    I hope you mean it.

    You all are entirely to obsessed!

    You comment on Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt more than myself (and I’m a fan!…Well, at least a Jolie fan). So calling others obsessed sounds a tad bit hypocritical.

  85. Cheyenne says:

    Eve: I hope you mean it.
    ===========================

    Co-sign.

  86. mrsodie2 says:

    For the record, AJ is not a daughter-in-law. She has children with her live-in boyfriend. They are unmarried.

  87. javagirl1 says:

    Side-note: Brad’s dad is so much hotter than he is!

  88. sakyiwaa says:

    @MrsOdie2: they are common law married. check your marriage ordinance or some other legislative instrument. plus how do u know they are not for realz married. does anyone know if Beyonce and jay-z are really married? and you’re insinuating that you don’t approve of them not being married. so lemme just add that your selective morality is in bad taste. i bet you think some of the bad stuff you do is okay just because it’s you doing them…
    preachy much.

  89. Runs with Scissors says:

    “This is the last time I will comment on a Jolie- Pitt thread. You all are entirely to obsessed!”

    I think she meant “too”

    ding dong the witch is gone.

  90. Justez says:

    This looks really cute, and I’m glad they give to both big and small charities, no matter the reason behind it, I seriously doubt PR, these two don’t need that by any means, it’s nice.
    But I genuinely wish every gossip site, could somehow disable Jennifer Aniston comments on Angelie Jolie/Brad Pitt posts and vice versa.
    People on BOTH sides tend to look ridiculous and attack the other as if either celebrity is their family, this is gossip people, be snark, make jokes, but don’t go crazy, that’s what happend to Perez.

  91. Anon says:

    @waq: You can choose to believe that People magazine simply lifted this photo and obtained quotes from the hospital spokesperson to create the above story without the go ahead from Jolie and Pitt if you like. I, however, do not share this opinion and was simply pointing out that whenever People presents such items on other celebs most posts and the comments on here are all about calling those celebs out as putting such info out there for PR purposes. Yet, somehow the same standard is not applied to certain celebs – in this case Pitt and Jolie.

    As I said, I think it’s great they donated the money, visited his family, etc. However, I’m also not naive enough to think that the hospital visit and pic wasn’t put out there without their blessing, and without some PR motive behind it. Having donated the kind of money they did and getting the center named after Jane, it’s safe to assume they could have sought to keep their visit private if they so desired, but they did not opt to do this. That choice to go public with this is what makes it part of their PR image.

    And the argument that they put it out there to draw attention to the hospital and get others to donate as well doesn’t dissuade me from my opinion – I know few people who don’t know about childhood cancer and the need to donate to that cause and centers that seek to fight it, nor people that donate to a cause because of a celebrities endorsement of it. Perhaps some minimal attention and donations might have been received, but the report is all about Jolie, Pitt and his family – very little if anything speaks about what the center does, etc.

  92. nnn says:

    People should just drop it with that fantasy ‘the Pitts don’t like Jolie’.

    I remembered clearly a pregnant Jolie (expecting Shiloh) relating her first encounter with Brad’s parents. And she basicly said that there were marvellous person who opened their home to her, treated her warmly and were as great as their son Brad Pitt.

    I also remembered seeing a pic of Brad’s sister holding tight baby Zaharah in her arms trying to escape photographers.

    And finally I remembered reading how Jane Pitt who use to appreciate a lot Marcheline and vice versa got even closer to jolie when her mum passed away.

    Not only Jolie is close to Brad’s family but her brother is too. And since she always wanted a big close knit family, she fits in perfectly.

    So the so called ‘they don’t get along’ is pure fabrication.

  93. mrsodie2 says:

    My point is, the word “in-law” refers to people who are related by marriage. These two are not, to my knowledge, married. They do not claim to be married. Beyonce and Jay Z do claim to be married. My objection is to the improper use of the terms.

  94. Cheyenne says:

    @Whatever: I have one of those baby shoe charms representing my little grandson. I wear it on a chain and I never take it off. Call me an infatuated grandma. :)

  95. Cheyenne says:

    mrsodie2: My objection is to the improper use of the terms.
    =========================================

    Then complain to the media who keep referring to them as husband and wife. Neither Brad nor Angie has ever claimed they are married to each other.

  96. MrsOdie2 says:

    No one ever referred to Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins as husband and wife, nor Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. I wonder why that is.

  97. Cheyenne says:

    @MrsOdie2: I have no idea why that is, and even less of an idea as to why you persist in making such an issue out of it.