Brad Pitt Watches Angelina Jolie Adopt Baby

Because watching is so much fun? Maybe it’s too soon in their “relationship” to adopt a child together? Janice Min is lucky she re-signed her contract recently?

I’m sure Bonnie Fuller is enjoying this.

“In some early editions of the July 18 issue, Us Weekly inaccurately reported that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were adopting a baby boy together. Her new daughter is, in fact, a girl, and while Pitt was present when Jolie signed the adoption papers, he himself was not a party to the adoption. As the magazine went to press on the night of July 4th our reporters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia were continuing to report out the story. By the following morning we learned that we had made these errors and stopped the print run in order to correct the story. However not all issues were corrected in time.”

Oops. Would have been a nice scoop though.

Jolie visited the Horn of Africa nation last week to file her adoption request, accompanied by Pitt and her 3-year-old son, Maddox, whom she adopted in Cambodia, an official said Wednesday. “The paperwork has gone through. Miss Angelina’s request was accepted last week,” Hadosh Halefom, head of the country’s state-run adoption agency, told The Associated Press. The child “is less than a year old,” Hadosh said, refusing to elaborate. The actress filed her request through a private adoption agency. “If people’s paperwork is in order, it can take only two days to finalize everything,” Hadosh said.

In a posting on People magazine’s Web site, Jolie is quoted as saying the child’s name is Zahara Marley Jolie and that she and Maddox are “very happy to have a new addition to our family.”

Zarah Marley? Mmm.

Celebrity Reporting: Continuing to Be Harder Than You’d Think [Gawker]
Angelina Jolie Adopting Ethiopian Girl [AP]