Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Along with being a mother, an actress, and a Saint - Angelina Jolie is now a writer. Oh yes. Jolie was asked to write an article for The Economist for their The World 2008 spin-off issue where the publication makes predictions for the next coming year. Jolie will have a picture and byline to accompany her piece, which describes her as the goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. (It did not mention that she gets to shag Brad Pitt whenever she wants.) Surely, it's The Economist’s way of pretending they didn’t use an actress to write about one of the greatest genocides of our time. According to The Guardian, her article will cover, "accountability for the atrocities in Darfur sits alongside contributions from several presidents, an exiled god-king, the head of the United Nations and other political heavyweights".

As for today's other news, Brad and Angie have reportedly purchased a man-made island off the coast of Dubai in the shape of Ethiopia and intend to "intend to use the reclaimed piece of land to showcase environmental issues and encourage people to live a greener life." Because it's so smart and so green to give a country based on oil profits $30 million for a freaking island that’s going to get blown up when Dumbya gets around to invading Iran and the straits get blocked.

Oh, and lastly (or rather ghastly) guess who stars in the upcoming Beowulf adaptation? If you were a cynic, you might think there is no better way to promote a new movie than appearing in The Economist’s The World in 2008, at least for Saint-Angelina. This spin-off issue of The Economist is out today, selling at £4.95, and also features pieces by Nancy Pelosi, the Dalai Lama, and Michael Bloomberg. Get your copy from Odeon, sorry, Amazon.


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What a disgrace but they sure do know how to manipulate the media

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You have no idea the lofty heights she has reached. You will once you read this as Lara Croft is last:

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06 Nov 2007
Source: UNHCR

High Commissioner António Guterres will be in New York tomorrow, where he and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie are to receive the International Rescue Committee's annual Freedom Award for 2007. The International Rescue Committee first bestowed the Freedom Award for extraordinary contributions to the cause of refugees and human freedom to Willy Brandt in 1957. Other IRC Freedom Award winners include Winston Churchill (1958); George Soros (1993); Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (1995); Sadako Ogata (1995); Vaclav Havel (2003); and former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton (2006). The IRC has for many years been UNHCR's largest NGO partner.

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