It can get crowded under the Christmas tree when buying for a big brood, but even with six little ones to shop for, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie plan to keep the holidays simple and the presents small.
“We do exchange gifts, although we don't feel any pressure to make them big or expensive gifts,” Pitt told Hello! magazine. “The kids don't ask for big gifts for the reason that they don't see a lot of the American cartoon television, which is packed with all those manipulative commercials for big toys that look so fantastic.”
According to “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” star, that’s one of the perks of living in France — American toys and gadgets are out of sight and out of mind, and the kids learn the value of a mostly handmade holiday. “The rule is that everyone's got to make something for someone else, you got to put time into it,” he said.
Along with avoiding the typical excesses of the season, the Jolie-Pitts keep their Christmas theme-free. Apparently with so many kids from so many cultures, it’ll take time to put together the perfect celebration.
“As they're getting older, we've been coming up with some ideas for a ceremony for everyone around this time, but right now, it's still at the idea stage,” Pitt revealed. “It's chaos at times but there's also such joy in our house right now. I look down at the family and I see our boy from Vietnam (Pax, 5) and our daughter from Ethiopia (Zahara, 3) and our girl (who was born in) Namibia (Shiloh, 2) and our son who's from Cambodia (Maddox, 7), and... they are all brothers and sisters, man.”
Add to that tally twins Vivienne and Knox, born earlier this year in France. And don’t forget the children bound to join the Brangelina bunch for holidays in the future.
“We've always said that we'll carry on until we find a reason to stop doing this — and, no, we haven't found that reason yet,” Pitt said of his growing family.
Pete Wentz says Ashlee’s the best in bed
Ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors between Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson? Probably not, but the Fall Out Boy bassist spilled the details to Howard Stern all the same.
“We have an amazing sex life,” Wentz bragged on Stern’s Sirius radio show. “We have such sexual chemistry, if we had been on this show last year, we'd probably be doing it in the green room right now.”
Listeners barely had the chance to erase the TMI-fueled imagery out of the minds before the 29-year-old went on to describe “the single best sexual encounter” of his life, otherwise known as his first time with Simpson.
“It was at the Soho Grand Hotel,” Wentz began, “and I'm looking in the mirrors, (thinking), 'Oh my God, you are (having sex with) the girl of your dreams, and you can watch yourself!'”
Dish on the fly
Baby bump watchers can cross Jada Pinkett Smith off their lists. In an interview with USA Today, Will Smith explained how he and his wife came to realize their baby days were behind them. “Jada and I sat down and asked, 'Where do we see ourselves?'” The “Seven Pounds” star recalled. “We went to 40 years from now. We see ourselves some place where there are seasons. That's a big thing for Jada. We think there's mountains. We think we live on a golf course. We don't have more children — we have grandchildren.” … After getting an eyeful of Jennifer Aniston on the cover of GQ magazine, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner decided the 39-year-old actress is bunny material. “This looks like the cover of Playboy,” the 82-year-old told Extra. “I’m much impressed by Jennifer. Is it just me or is Jennifer Aniston getting hotter?”
Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.