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Angelina Jolie On What She Tells Her Kids About Paparazzi

When Angelina Jolie did the press conference for Changeling awhile back, media outlets all over the world picked up snippets, but only one website, Showbiz, has been releasing her comments in their entirety. (Which is why there have been so many small “interviews” lately – they’re actually her statements from the press conference.) So, here are a few of those press conference comments.

What do you tell your children about the photographers hounding them all the time?

We usually say that mommy and daddy make movies-that there’s nothing special or different about us. It’s just the fact that we happen to make movies, so people take pictures. It’s one of those things that you can’t really explain. Zahara hates photography. It makes her very nervous when she’s in the car. A lot of people say to us that she looks very serious. It’s because she’s actually upset when there’s a camera near her. She doesn’t like it. Shiloh tends to wave (laughter).

But, it scares them sometimes. We don’t want them in situations where they’re in a park and they’re going to get too many people around them. I wish there was a law that restricts the proximity that a photographer can have to the children. You have a long enough lens. I don’t understand why they can get this close to a kid’s face in a stroller. It doesn’t make sense to me, because I think it’s psychologically damaging for the children! But, that’s another fight.

Click below to read about how they establish a sense of home when they travel so much and more about the twins.

How do you establish a sense of home for the children when you go to a new place?

They have special things they take with them. The trick with us is, we do have places that we consider home. We have most of our stuff, our books there. We tell them that this is home. We always come back to this. But, they’re really great travelers. We travel so much, and we’re such a big family that they immediately take over an empty room and it’s their home. They fill it up with certain things that we know they love. We try to have those there, but we also don’t want to buy a bunch of new things every time we go to a place. They bring a bag which they’ve packed with whatever they choose to bring to the next place. We have a lot of the same storybooks and things like that.

Mad has a lot of little army men and military planes. Pax has rope and little stuffed monkeys. Zee Zee has a blanket that was once pink, but is now the dirtiest shade of brown you can imagine. Shiloh has little silkies. They’re like these square things with silk on them that she has to have. Knox and Viv don’t have their things yet, but I’m sure you’ll hear about it when they do.

What are the joys and difficulties of having twin babies? How are the other kids relating to the twins?

“It’s great. Yeah, during hair and make-up [sessions], I had one [baby] on each [arm]. It’s so much fun. It’s hard work and we’re exhausted. Two is twice as hard but twice as fun. Like this morning, we all had jet lag so we tried to get to bed at a decent hour. Then about 4:30 in the morning, everybody started to wake up and Brad took them for me. He said, ‘Go back to sleep, you have to work tomorrow,’ and he went out. I just heard chaos in the living room for about four hours. I tried to sleep but I kept wondering what was happening.

Brad is an amazing, dedicated father. It’s absolute chaos but the kids are really forming beautiful relationships. They (the older kids) are very loving [towards] the babies. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that we’re not working right now. We’ve had the kids home schooled. We’ve been together all the time. We haven’t gone away or spent too much time with the babies. Everybody’s getting a lot of time, so everybody’s doing pretty good.”

Sources: Showbiz

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Hugh Takes His Kids For A Dip

Hugh Takes His Kids For A Dip

Hugh Jackman took his kids Oscar, 8, and Ava, 3, to the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool in Sydney, Australia, for a some fun today.

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    Violet Affleck Kicks Up Her Heels!

    Violet Affleck Kicks Up Her Heels!

    An excited Violet Affleck skips her way of of an office building with her mom Jennifer Garner, on Thursday in Santa Monica.

    Jen and husband Ben Affleck expect their second child this winter.

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    Angelina Jolie Opens Up In W Magazine

    As we reported yesterday, the November issue of W magazine is graced by none other than Angelina Jolie and one of her newborn twins. Some of the excerpts from this highly anticipated issue have been leaked today. In these quotes, Angie opens up about having biological children and her love for Brad.

    On Brad changing her mind about having biological children: “I think one of the life changing things that he did, one of many, is that I was absolutely never going to get pregnant. I never felt that it was the right thing to do… I suppose I just looked at him and loved him and just felt open to (getting pregnant). I suddenly wanted to. It’s one of those things you can’t explain.”

    On Brad seeing adopted children Maddox and Zahara as his own: “I knew that he would never see them as different, and that gave me a certain peace.”

    On having three biological children with Brad: “I wouldn’t trade that experience for the world. It taught me a lot about life, just the process of it, and now we have three other beautiful children that wouldn’t otherwise be here.”

    On baring her body for the intimate W pictures taken by Brad just weeks after the twins’ birth: “I’m with a man who’s evolved enough to look at my body and see it as more beautiful, because of the journey it has taken and what it has created. He genuinely sees it that way. So I genuinely feel even sexier.”

    On Brad being the perfect man for her: “[I have] a lot of respect [for Brad. He helps me] to be better and fight hard for the things that I love. I do think that I’m in a good partnership now. I think it just needed to be the right man.”

    Source: Huffington Post

    Photo: W Magazine / Huffington Post

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