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Angelina Jolie: ‘Adoption Is A Good Word In Our House’

The Jolie-Pitt household is definitely a busy one, with two superstar parents and six kids under eight. With the oldest three – Maddox, 7, Pax, 5 this month, and Zahara, 3 1/2 – being adopted, it’s no surprise that the word ‘adoption’ gets mentioned a lot. And according to Angelina Jolie, “the word ‘adoption’ is a good word,”

“We talk about orphanages, we talk about their countries and differences, and it’s a source of excitement and pride. I’ve heard Maddox explain to Zahara when they are talking about pregnancy, ‘No, Zee, remember, you were in that nice African woman’s belly. I was in that nice Cambodian woman’.”

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And, after giving birth to twins Knox and Vivienne almost four months ago, Angelina says they plan to adopt their next child, not have another biological one,

“Most likely we’ll adopt again,” she calmly announces. “As we layer them in, with two new ones, we’re watching that balance, that shape and form, and once we feel that’s solid, we’ll know when it’s time to bring in another.”

Angelina also talked about the changes that partner Brad Pitt brought to her life, and to her plans about her family,

“Early on when we met, we had this time when we were working together and we just spent it discussing how we saw our lives and what our plans were for the future. And there was a day when we both talked about wanting a large family. At the time I was thinking of only adoptive children, but he saw a big family mixed with adoptive and born children. And I ended up falling in love with a man who I think was destined to have children and suddenly one day it felt right and there it was.”

Angelina gave birth to the couple’s first biological child, Shiloh, 2 1/2 years ago. And one of the perks of having a biological child – Brad enjoys the curves pregnancy brings!

“I’m with a man who sees the beauty in the journey the mother’s body takes, as I think all men should. But some men just don’t, unfortunately.”

As for the recent W Magazine shoot, Angelina explains,

“I’d just had the kids six weeks before and felt so private, it didn’t feel right having a photographer fly across the world with a rack of stylish clothes for me to wear. It became this one-week project in our house,” Jolie says. The way she tells it, matters quickly got out of hand, and some of the photographs proved far too sexual to be released on an unsuspecting American audience. “Yeah, we thought about it, we’d look at the pictures as art and say this is a really interesting photograph, but then we’d know better and we’d think about how it was going to be received. So we made it a little more tame than it was originally.”

And, some people wonder, with Maddox being school-aged and Pax and Zahara getting there quickly, what do they do about school for their kids? Currently, it’s in the hands of traveling tutors, including ones who speak her children’s native languages – she wants Pax to learn something of his native Vietnamese, and Maddox to keep up his Khmer.

“But we all wanted to have one second language in common, and we chose French,” she says. That’s part of the reason they decided to settle in Provence, where they have bought a substantial property. “We love the quality of life there, it’s slower and sweeter and very family-oriented,” says Jolie.

Changeling is released nationwide on November 28.

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Happy 1st Birthday Zoe Grace & Thomas Boone!

Name: Thomas Boone and Zoe Grace Quaid

Birthday: 08 November 2008

Parents: Dennis and Kimberly Quaid

Siblings: Half-brother Jack Henry, 16

Facts about them:

• When the twins were 12 days old, they were given heparin 1,000 times the common dosage for infants but they recovered and have no health implications because of it

• The twins were born via a surrogate mother. Thomas Boone was born first at 8:26 am weighing 6 pounds 12 oz. and Zoe Grace arrived two minutes later weighing 5 pounds 9 oz.

Dennis on the twins,

“One’s wearing blue, the other one’s wearing pink. But you’d still be surprised [with] people, because they don’t want to make a mistake, they go, ‘Oh, that’s the… a girl isn’t it?”

Visit here to see more of Thomas and here to see more of Zoe

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The Wilson-Bonfiglio Family In Tarzana

The Wilson-Bonfiglio Family In Tarzana

Carnie Wilson and husband Rob Bonfiglio take their daughter Lola to a playdate in Tarzana on Friday.

Carnie recently revealed that she and Rob are expecting their second child in June.

Photos: Flynet

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    Jay Mohr & Son In Pacific Palisades

    Jay Mohr & Son In Pacific Palisades

    Actor Jay Mohr and his 5-year-old son, Jackson Mohr, were spotted picking up some food in Pacific Palisades on Friday.

    Mom is Jay’s ex-wife, former model, Nicole Chamberlain. The 38-year-old Jerry Maguire star is now married to actress Nikki Cox.

    Photo: Flynet

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    Katie Has A Kiss For Suri

    Katie Has A Kiss For Suri

    After they were done playing, Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise, 2 1/2, stopped to buy some pie at the Farmers Market in Union Square Park. While they waited, Katie gave Suri a quick cuddle, and the little girl even got to handle the change!

    Photos: Edward Opinaldo/; Doug Meszler/Splash News

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    Ashlee Simpson ‘So Ready’ To Have Her Baby

    Ashlee Simpson 'So Ready' To Have Her Baby

    Joe Simpson says his while daughter Ashlee may only be 24, finding out she was pregnant turned her into a full-fledged grown up!

    “The day she found out she was pregnant, she became a woman,” Joe Simpson tells PEOPLE. “She’s concerned about what she eats and how she prepares for the child and [details like], is the baby’s room ‘green’ enough?” he explains. “It’s a transformation you never expect as a parent – you pray for it, but never expect it. She’s ready for this baby!”

    And dad-to-be Pete Wentz is ready, too,

    “Pete is the king of details, so he wants to make sure the baby’s room is just right – the right colors, the right sheets, the right look,” Simpson gushes. “He’s a great parent.”

    Click below to read about who else is ready for the baby’s birth, who isn’t, and what the baby’s name isn’t!

    Even Ashlee’s big sister Jessica is eager for the baby to come – so eager he’s having a hard time keeping her on tour!

    “I’m trying to keep her out there until the baby’s born,” he adds. “I have a couple of other dates I need her to play!”

    In fact, the only one not ready is Joe himself, who at 50, is “too young to be a grandpa! But I am excited.” And the only thing Joe can reveal about the baby’s name?

    “I can tell you it’s not Joe. I wished, I tried, but it didn’t work.”

    Source: People

    Photo: Gaz Shirley/, 10/05

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