Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ricky Martin reveals all about life with his Adorable twin boys on Oprah

He was guarded about his sexuality for years and reserved about his new adventure as a family man - now Ricky Martin is sharing his joy of becoming a father via a surrogate mother on the Oprah Winfrey show.

Ricky welcomed cameras to his home for a candid portrait of his happy family home life for his interview with Oprah, in which he talks about his sons and his sexuality for the first time.

The 39-year-old Puerto Rican megastar quietly became father of twin boys, called Matteo and Valentino, in August 2008.
Previously, the star has only released occasional pictures of himself with the two gorgeous children via his official Twitter account, then 'came out' on his website in March this year.

The singer said at the time : 'I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am.'

But he has never before opened up about becoming father or finally going public with his sexuality.

Before he came out as gay, the Livin' La Vida Loca star had a 14-year on-off relationship with Mexican TV host Rebecca de Alba. However, they split for good in 2005.

The singer had previously refused to comment on speculation that he was gay, saying: 'I don't think I should say whether I'm gay or not, or who I've slept with or not.'

Oprah's interview with Martin is airing in the US on November 2 and he's also due to appear on The View the day after.

View co-host Barbara Walters previously interviewed him in 2000, during which she grilled him about his much-debated-at-the-time sexuality. She later admitted she felt the questions 'were inappropriate.'

When asked by a reporter what the one regret of her career was, Walters' replied: 'I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was.
'A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now, I feel it was an inappropriate question.'

Ricky is on the chatshow conveyor belt to plug his new autobiography.

Called Me, it details his life, career and journey to officially come out.

The book hits shops in the US next week.

Meanwhile, the singer's first new material in six years is due out before the end of the year.

The Best Thing About Me Is You is a described as an emotional duet featuring Ricky and Joss Stone and is the first track from a new studio album, due out next year.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Arnold's teen son Patrick shows off his muscular body



His father used to have the best body in the world, and it looks as though Patrick Schwarzenegger is following in his footsteps.

The 17-year-old stepped out without his shirt in Los Angeles over the weekend, showing off his six-pack and biceps.

The Governor of California's son did not achieve his muscles through body-building like Arnold though. His strong, lean physique is the result of yoga, while Arnold famously bulked up through body building.

He worked up a sweat at an LA yoga studio, and walked to his car dressed only in gym shorts, and carrying his jumper and slippers.

Patrick was joined by mother Maria Shriver, who covered up in a brown T-shirt and leggings.

Across town Patrick's older sister Katherine was joined by their father at a book signing in her honour.

The 20-year-old has penned a self-esteem book for teens called Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back.


The 63-year-old proudly posed for pictures with his attractive daughter as she signed copies of the book, which she says aims to 'let girls know they are not alone with the changes and doubts about their body.'

The revealing novel describes life in the Schwarzenegger family, and chronicles Katherine's own body image issues as a teen.

'I had the best relationship with my Mom. I still do. I talk to her four times a day,' she says.

'I also have an amazing relationship with my Dad. I talk to him about boys, about going out, about what I'm interested in, about business.'



Katherine's book reveals how her former body-builder father, who still exercises twice a day, taught her and her siblings about healthy living.

'I look back on my Dad cleaning out the fridge, taking out the ice cream, and I think that's hysterical,' she told the New York Post.

He told her: 'You can't get anything done in a day if you get up past 5.30am.'

Friday, October 01, 2010

Rihanna: SNL Halloween Performance!


Rihanna will be the musical guest for Saturday Night Live during its October 30 Halloween episode, reports Rap-Up.

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm will be hosting the episode!

Ri will undoubtedly be performing her first single “Only Girl (In the World)” off her new album, Loud. Let’s hope she’s in another SNL Digital Short. Remember how genius Shy Ronnie was??

Kanye West is performing on SNL this weekend while Bruno Mars will make his debut appearance on October 9. Can’t wait!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Katie Price supports Alex Reid at his big fight


She was determined to support her husband Alex Reid when he took on Tom 'Kong' Watson in the biggest fight of his career.

But Katie Price's presence at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena wasn't enough to stop the 35-year-old cage fighter from getting a beating, and emerging from the BAMMA 4 Middleweight Championship match with a black eye.

And while Reid eventually lost the fight, he was praised for the perseverance and dedication which saw him progress to the last round of the competition.




However, Alex didn't come out of the fight unscathed, and showed off an incredibly painful-looking black eye as he came out of the ring to be greeted by his glamour model wife ringside.

Eager to help Alex after his injury, Katie, who was dressed in tight shiny black leggings and black vest top, rushed over to take a closer look at the bruise and see in which way she could help.

During the fight, Katie appeared to be finding it difficult to watch her husband taking such a beating, and was spotted with her head in her hands and wincing as she sat with friends including her brother Daniel.


And the mother-of-three was clearly proud of her husband's performance, writing on her Twitter page this afternoon: 'I'm sure you all agree alex proved himself xx'

Before the fight, Alex poked fun at his cross-dressing alter-ego Roxanne as he was escorted to the ring by a group of men dressed in women's clothing.

Clad in a short satin black robe with the letter R emblazoned on the back, Alex then took off the dressing gown to reveal a tight pair of camouflage shorts which he wore for the entirety of the fight.


Ahead of the fight, British middleweight champion Watson had said he was certain Alex would lose the match.

He said: 'I want to make a point to him. I cannot understand how people are afraid to fight for their career.

'If I can't beat Alex Reid how am I then going to talk about fighting the big names? I don't think Alex is under pressure for his career - if he loses, he's not that big a star anyway.'


Alex, whose nickname is The Reidinator, is now planning to enjoy two weeks off before he starts shooting his new TV show.

And while he has not revealed any details about the programme, Alex admitted he is 'terrified' about it.

He said: 'After the fight, I have a two-week break, then I get stuck into filming for my new show.

'I can't tell you too much about it yet but what I will have to do is bloody scary - and believe me - I'll be earning my money.'

Sunday, September 26, 2010

X Factor escort Chloe Mafia 'caught on camera snorting cocaine'

X Factor call girl Chloe Mafia has apparently been caught on camera snorting cocaine, which is said to have been filmed just three days before last night’s show.

The footage obtained by a Sunday tabloid allegedly shows the 19-year-old single mother taking the Class A substance before meeting a client for sex, it is claimed.

Her drug fuelled night is said to have taken place in a hotel suite, while her two-year-old daughter Destiny was being looked after by a friend, the Sunday Mirror reported.



The tabloid claims that Chloe snorted four lines of cocaine, and it is claimed she admitted to friends that she is often under the influence of the drug in front of her child.

She then revealed: ‘This job, you know, it gets you bad with the coke. I hadn’t had it for two years and I started doing this work and now I do it every night.

‘If I carry on like this I’ll be a coke-head as well as a hooker’, she is alleged to have said on tape.

The West Yorkshire-born teenager, real name Chloe Heald, is also said to regularly leave her little girl with a minder in a hotel lobby, while seeing clients upstairs for sex.

Meanwhile, Chloe’s ex boyfriend and father of her daughter told the News of the World that the former couple named themselves the ‘Bonnie and Clyde of Wakefield’ due to their crime benders.

Ian Hough, 21, who split with Chloe in June, also made a plea to his former love via the tabloid, saying: ‘Give up this horrible life of vice straight away or I’m going through the courts to get sole custody of my child.

‘I can’t have Destiny exposed to this world. A mum on the game isn’t acceptable.’

The X Factor hopeful, who has been arrested 140 times for a variety of crimes, was also shown turning up late for boot camp looking worse for wear on last night’s show.


She admitted to having stayed out all night drinking in this weekend’s double bill, in which Simon Cowell looked disappointed with her average performance.

The wannabe star - who was exposed as an escort and allegedly upped her rates after appearing on the show for the first time last weekend – turned up smelling of vodka and in the same clothes as the day before as she sang again for the judges.

Despite advertising herself as an escort on website adultwork.com and charging £1,000 a night for sex whilst auditioning for the show, Chloe last week denied being a prostitute.

After insisting that she doesn’t have ‘full sex’ for money, the teenager said that being ‘ousted’ as an escort has ‘ruined her life’.

But on last night’s X Factor she spoke of her all night partying, saying: ‘Like a stupid idiot I went out last night when I got here and I haven’t been to sleep yet.

'I just feel sick and can taste vodka in my mouth…I’ve got same make up on that I’ve had on since yesterday morning. I just look disgusting.'

It's reported that the hotel where she was staying also got wrecked in a disturbance the night she stayed there, though the fame-hungry wannabe denied any involvement.

Mafia was one of just 200 hopefuls to be chosen to go through to the next stage of the X Factor, held at Wembley Arena, after auditions in Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Glasgow, London and Manchester.

On Saturday night's show, she said ahead of performance of Wishing On A Star: 'I’m not happy being no-one, I want to be someone.

'I’m just praying that when I get on stage I can get through the first part of the song and then it’ll go alright. I just don’t feel ready to go into the biggest audition of my life.'

However, it's believed that Mafia is sent home from the show after failing to impress judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and guest judge Nicole Scherzinger with her voice rather than because of any controversy.

But Mafia remains unrepentant and told a newspaper earlier this week: 'I might even go back and audition for X Factor next year.'

Cowell meanwhile is claiming that the remaining contestants will be a tougher time than any who've qualified previously over the years.

Commenting on those through to boot camp ahead of the weekend shows, Simon says: 'I’m going to push them so much harder this year, I mean seriously.'

Louis adds: 'They’ve got nowhere to hide, the real competition starts now.'

Boot camp sees the remaining contestants given rigorous vocal training and choreography coaching and many are left totally daunted by the prospect.

Cher, who impressed the judges at her audition, exclaims: 'I didn’t know I wanted it this bad.'

Gamu chips in: 'I’ve been practising so, so, so hard, but I’m really excited.'

Meanwhile Mary meanwhile can’t quite believe she’s made it there, marvelling: 'A 50-year-old woman on her way to boot camp; that’s fantastic.'

Before half of them are culled, first, first of all the contestants were split into their categories: Boys, Girls, Overs and Groups.

The Girls had to perform Beyonce’s If I Was A Boy, the Boys Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror, Groups sang Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship, and the Overs sang Poker Face by Lady Gaga.

Simon commented that the challenge was relatively simple: 'If you’ve got a lot of people and you’ve got limited time, this is the most brutal and effective way of just seeing who the deadwood is and who has got a bit of something different.'

But only half will make it through to Day Two...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Top 10 Wonderful Celebrity Bodies

10. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has managed to keep her curves, despite getting a whole lot tinier! She’s now super toned, and unlike her ex-BFF Paris Hilton, Kim made our list because she isn’t stick thin. While butt implants are currently experiencing a notable rise in Hollywood, Kim says her booty is the real deal. But we’re so focused on all of Kim’s other great assets right now, we almost forgot about her booty!

Her Secret:
Kim Kardashian told Hollyscoop she stays fit with QuickTrim. "I really feel like I have reached my fitness goal and now I am toned, fit and at a healthy weight and I just need to keep it up!" she said.
9. Megan Fox
Megan Fox may not be able to sell tickets for her movies, but she definitely knows how to stop people in their tracks. Megan recently showed off her bikini body while on vacation with her fiancé in Hawaii.

Her Secret:
Megan Fox has a trainer and is known to do time compressed body-weight routine, which is a new trend right now in Hollywood. To get the flat abs, Megan did sets of planks, followed by 15-20 minutes doing a circuit that involved knee ups, leg swings, and ball leg lifts.
8. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has shocked us all with his newly toned body. Our Hollyscoop readers voted him one of the hottest bodies in Hollywood and his wife Scarlett Johansson agrees. “I can’t disagree,” said a blushing Scarlett. “You have some very smart viewers.”

His Secret:
Besides getting busy with his wife, Ryan says he eats every 2-3 hours, and drinks a ton of water. Celeb trainer Darren Chapman got him in shape by working a different muscle group every day for 2-3 hours at a time!
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano is quite the specimen, with those washboard abs, toned calves, and tanned skin. No wonder Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton threw themselves at him!

His Secret:
Lucky for Ronaldo, he’s a soccer player. And running around on that field for 90 minutes at a time definitely helps. In between games, he’s hitting training sessions almost daily. And you know he’s not cheating, because players get fined if they skip! Imagine if our gyms did that to us?! We’d all be super fit!
6. Miranda Kerr
Unfortunately for you boys, Miranda Kerr has finally been scooped up Orlando Bloom, who just proposed. But guys and girls alike can still gawk at her heavenly curves. This Victoria’s Secret Angel is obsessed with being healthy and even studied nutrition back in her homeland of Australia.

Her Secret:
Miranda tells Hollyscoop, “Yoga, Pilates, few squats and I have some resistance bands that I use to tone and lift the butt.”
5. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is as toned as they come. What do you expect from a girl who is a self-proclaimed gym buff and once climbed Mount Kilimanjaro? She’s looking extra toned since her latest movie The A-Team was released, and we got the scoop on her diet and fitness plan.

Her Secret:
Biel tells Hollyscoop, “I worked out kind of normally because I did not have to do anything different physically, but we had an incredibly large amount of serious gun training, as well as Yoga and a trainer three times a week.”
4. Jennifer Aniston
Age ain’t nothing but a number for Jennifer Aniston! We can’t believe she’s 41 and looks that great in a bikini. Jen has defined abs and thighs, but she works hard for it. And unlike other stars, plastic surgery is not in the books for her. Have we mentioned how much we love her?

Her Secret:
She’s said, “Just stop eating sh** every day.” But it’s more than that—Jen has been doing the Zone Diet for years, does tons of cardio, and commits to 2-hour yoga sessions every other day. Commitment-phobe? We think not!
3. Taylor Lautner
Talk about growing pains! Taylor Lautner surprised us all when he transformed from a cute kid to a ripped hottie werewolf in the blink of an eye. No wonder fans are hopping on Team Jacob instead of Edward. We think it has more to do with his killer chest and abs than his role!

His Secret:
The “Taylor Lautner Workout” is currently the most searched part of the Men’s Health website because people want to know how he put on 30 pounds of muscle so fast. He trained with celeb trainer Jordan Yuam and ate super strict.
2. Marisa Miller
This Victoria’s Secret is the epitome of the girl next door. We love her beachy laid-back vibe, but when it comes to her fitness, she’s hard-core.

Her Secret:
Marisa Told Hollyscoop she gets her abs toned from paddle boarding. “It’s a great workout for everything. For muscles and tightening. It's so much fun, I'm always looking for ways to workout. This is fun—you just cruise and see a lot of great things.”

1. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper has become a heartthrob in Hollywood, and we’ll just say it’s not only for his personality. On top of that messy hair and dimpled smile, his washboard stomach and chest makes us girl’s melt. Bradley had to get into tip-top shape to conquer the role of Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck.

His secret:
Bradley told Hollyscoop “Ashley Conrad was my trainer, and I had this food regimen and it was hard core.” He used a routine called "3-2-1." This routine incorporates 3 cardio circuits, 2 strength-training circuits and 1 core circuit. Each circuit is performed for 10 minutes. This makes your workout only an hour long but it will be fast paced and intense.

Top 10 Wonderful Celebrity Bodies

10. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has managed to keep her curves, despite getting a whole lot tinier! She’s now super toned, and unlike her ex-BFF Paris Hilton, Kim made our list because she isn’t stick thin. While butt implants are currently experiencing a notable rise in Hollywood, Kim says her booty is the real deal. But we’re so focused on all of Kim’s other great assets right now, we almost forgot about her booty!

Her Secret:
Kim Kardashian told Hollyscoop she stays fit with QuickTrim. "I really feel like I have reached my fitness goal and now I am toned, fit and at a healthy weight and I just need to keep it up!" she said.
9. Megan Fox
Megan Fox may not be able to sell tickets for her movies, but she definitely knows how to stop people in their tracks. Megan recently showed off her bikini body while on vacation with her fiancé in Hawaii.

Her Secret:
Megan Fox has a trainer and is known to do time compressed body-weight routine, which is a new trend right now in Hollywood. To get the flat abs, Megan did sets of planks, followed by 15-20 minutes doing a circuit that involved knee ups, leg swings, and ball leg lifts.
8. Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds has shocked us all with his newly toned body. Our Hollyscoop readers voted him one of the hottest bodies in Hollywood and his wife Scarlett Johansson agrees. “I can’t disagree,” said a blushing Scarlett. “You have some very smart viewers.”

His Secret:
Besides getting busy with his wife, Ryan says he eats every 2-3 hours, and drinks a ton of water. Celeb trainer Darren Chapman got him in shape by working a different muscle group every day for 2-3 hours at a time!
7. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano is quite the specimen, with those washboard abs, toned calves, and tanned skin. No wonder Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton threw themselves at him!

His Secret:
Lucky for Ronaldo, he’s a soccer player. And running around on that field for 90 minutes at a time definitely helps. In between games, he’s hitting training sessions almost daily. And you know he’s not cheating, because players get fined if they skip! Imagine if our gyms did that to us?! We’d all be super fit!
6. Miranda Kerr
Unfortunately for you boys, Miranda Kerr has finally been scooped up Orlando Bloom, who just proposed. But guys and girls alike can still gawk at her heavenly curves. This Victoria’s Secret Angel is obsessed with being healthy and even studied nutrition back in her homeland of Australia.

Her Secret:
Miranda tells Hollyscoop, “Yoga, Pilates, few squats and I have some resistance bands that I use to tone and lift the butt.”
5. Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel is as toned as they come. What do you expect from a girl who is a self-proclaimed gym buff and once climbed Mount Kilimanjaro? She’s looking extra toned since her latest movie The A-Team was released, and we got the scoop on her diet and fitness plan.

Her Secret:
Biel tells Hollyscoop, “I worked out kind of normally because I did not have to do anything different physically, but we had an incredibly large amount of serious gun training, as well as Yoga and a trainer three times a week.”
4. Jennifer Aniston
Age ain’t nothing but a number for Jennifer Aniston! We can’t believe she’s 41 and looks that great in a bikini. Jen has defined abs and thighs, but she works hard for it. And unlike other stars, plastic surgery is not in the books for her. Have we mentioned how much we love her?

Her Secret:
She’s said, “Just stop eating sh** every day.” But it’s more than that—Jen has been doing the Zone Diet for years, does tons of cardio, and commits to 2-hour yoga sessions every other day. Commitment-phobe? We think not!
3. Taylor Lautner
Talk about growing pains! Taylor Lautner surprised us all when he transformed from a cute kid to a ripped hottie werewolf in the blink of an eye. No wonder fans are hopping on Team Jacob instead of Edward. We think it has more to do with his killer chest and abs than his role!

His Secret:
The “Taylor Lautner Workout” is currently the most searched part of the Men’s Health website because people want to know how he put on 30 pounds of muscle so fast. He trained with celeb trainer Jordan Yuam and ate super strict.
2. Marisa Miller
This Victoria’s Secret is the epitome of the girl next door. We love her beachy laid-back vibe, but when it comes to her fitness, she’s hard-core.

Her Secret:
Marisa Told Hollyscoop she gets her abs toned from paddle boarding. “It’s a great workout for everything. For muscles and tightening. It's so much fun, I'm always looking for ways to workout. This is fun—you just cruise and see a lot of great things.”

1. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper has become a heartthrob in Hollywood, and we’ll just say it’s not only for his personality. On top of that messy hair and dimpled smile, his washboard stomach and chest makes us girl’s melt. Bradley had to get into tip-top shape to conquer the role of Lt. Templeton 'Faceman' Peck.

His secret:
Bradley told Hollyscoop “Ashley Conrad was my trainer, and I had this food regimen and it was hard core.” He used a routine called "3-2-1." This routine incorporates 3 cardio circuits, 2 strength-training circuits and 1 core circuit. Each circuit is performed for 10 minutes. This makes your workout only an hour long but it will be fast paced and intense.

Friday, May 28, 2010

50 Cent is unrecognisable as he loses FOUR STONE in nine weeks for new film role

This would appear to be a picture of a homeless man surviving on scraps.

But it's actually multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent, who has lost a staggering 54lbs (4st) in just nine weeks for a film role.

The hip-hop star went on a liquid-only diet and worked out for three hours a day to achieve the staggering weight loss.

The formerly muscular 34-year-old is taking method acting to levels that Christian Bale would be proud of.
He is due to play a cancer-stricken American football player in a forthcoming film and wanted to look authentic for the part.

In the past 50 Cent has made much of his muscular body, often appearing topless in videos and showing off his huge frame.

He is starring and co-producing Things Fall Apart, which will also feature Ray Liotta and is directed by Mario van Peebles.

Soon after the dramatic weight loss pictures were posted on his website, 50cent.com, rumours swept the internet they were a hoax.

But in a statement the star, real name Curtis Jackson, confirmed the pictures were authentic.

'I was starving,' he said, adding that now he is back on tour, 'I've been eating. I'll be back in shape in no time!'

In the film which is set for release in 2011, 50 Cent plays a football player diagnosed with cancer.

He dropped from 214 pounds to an astonishing 160 pounds with a liquid diet and three-hour-a-day treadmill walks for nine weeks.
The rapper's achievement still does not top that of Christian Bale, who lost 63lbs for his role in the dark mystery film 'The Machinist'.

Bale went from 185lbs to 122lbs to look like he 'had not slept for a year' and did it by cutting out most foods and relentlessly exercising.

In addition, the rapper - real name Curtis Jackson has had the tattoos on his arms removed in preparation for his acting career.

He has said: 'I took ‘em off. I’ve been on a few acting projects and they been making me get up… My call time is four hours before the regular acting talent because of the tattoos.'
Jackson made his film debut in the semi-autobiographical semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin' in 2005.

He starred in the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006, and opposite Robert De Niro in 2008 crime thriller Righteous Kill in 2008.

And last year starred in Brit gangster film Dead Man Running.

'Fiddy' is one of the music world's richest performers, with an estimated fortune of $440 million in 2008.

Last year Billboard Magazine named him 6th best artist of the 2000-2009 decade.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Angelina Jolie was so jealous of Jennifer Aniston: So will Brad Pitt go back to his ex?

Jolie says he's 'boring and toxic'. Brad says she needs to see a shrink. Now, as the world's most famous couple divide up six children and nine houses, the REAL question is: Will he go back to his ex?

Gone 10pm in the award-winning Alto restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, and the world's most famous showbusiness couple have already been there for four hours.

They've sunk five bottles of wine (two red, two white and an Italian dessert wine) and eaten a four-course dinner, while the friends they were discussing charity work with have long gone.

Now, as fellow diners including actor Alec Baldwin look on, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are struggling to keep their emotions in check. He looks close to tears as he tells the mother of their children that she needs to get psychiatric help or he will leave her.


She hisses back to Brad that she's bored with him, she considers him 'toxic' and wants him out of her life.

It is said to be this dinner, earlier this month, that finally sealed the fate of the Brangelina story which has fascinated the world ever since Brad left Jennifer Aniston six years ago to be with Angelina, his co-star in Mr And Mrs Smith, the film he was working on.

When the pair left the restaurant an hour later, Angelina looked grim and determined. Brad wore an expression of deep concern as they stepped into their large people-carrier.
Were their strained looks an indication of what was going through their minds? For it was reported yesterday that a few days later the pair walked into a Beverly Hills lawyer's office to finalise the terms of their split. Although they never married, they have six children, a £205 million fortune, and several homes between them.

Compared to their years of rows with differing opinions on everything from how to bring up their children to art and world poverty, their meeting at the lawyer appears to have gone smoothly. They will have joint custody of the children, who will live with Angelina.
Jennifer Aniston

They will split their fortune evenly and have agreed how they will share their extensive property portfolio. The couple own five houses on the Loz Feliz estate in Los Angeles and the 35-bedroom, £20million palace Chateau Miravel in the South of France.

They also own an island in Dubai in the shape of Ethiopia, a wildlife reserve and several villages in Cambodia, as well as a £1.2 million house in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

And they recently leased a £30 million home in Long Island, where Angelina filmed Salt.

Brad also has a £9 million house in Malibu where he lived with Jennifer Aniston. He put it on the market a year ago, but has decided to keep it.

The actor was noticeably absent at the Screen Actors' Guild awards on Saturday night, despite his film Inglourious Basterds winning a prize for outstanding cast of a motion picture.

But perhaps the most telling sign of things to come took place the night before when Brad, 46, attended the internationally publicised celebrity telethon to raise funds for Haiti - with his former wife Aniston.

Angelina, 34, is notoriously prickly about Jennifer, and Brad has only ever been seen publicly at the same event as his ex-wife on one previous occasion - last year's Oscars - and then he had Angelina at his side.

Although, until now, Angelina has always seemed to have had the upper hand in the famous love triangle which has so fascinated the public, she has never got over the fact that Brad's family, and the public at large, has always preferred Jennifer to her.

Her jealousy about Jennifer, 40, has always been hard for Brad to fathom - particularly as Angelina is still close to both her ex-husbands.

As for Jennifer, she has struggled to find lasting romance since her marriage broke up, and has often admitted she still loves Brad. Only a year ago she spoke of her hurt when Angelina confirmed what had long been suspected - that the pair's affair started before Jennifer had split from Brad.

A few weeks before their Alto dinner, Brad and Angelina had a furious row over her jealousy - and according to one magazine Angelina physically attacked him when he admitted he had been in contact with his ex-wife.

He has furiously denied allegations that he has actually spent time with Jennifer, but numerous sources say she has, very ironically, been a shoulder for him to cry on as his relationship with Angelina has crumbled.

But Brad being seen with Jennifer is far from the only clue to an imminent split. You have only to look at Brad and Angelina to see how this is affecting them both.

Once half of the sexiest couple in Hollywood, Brad, who used to be so fastidious about his appearance, now looks little better than a tramp, with his ridiculous greying beard and growing paunch. He has also made no secret that he has been taking consolation in drink - frequently boasting to journalists on a recent junket about how he was still drunk from the night before.
Angelina, meanwhile, is frighteningly skinny. Her weight is said to have fallen to less than 71/2st.

Although sources close to the family deny the separation is happening, there is every indication that, in reality, the pair have been living separate lives for a long time. Brad recently bought a house in the same development of their Los Angeles base so they do not have to sleep under the same roof on the rare occasions when they are both in town.

When they stay in hotels - and much of their lives is spent in them, as they both continue to work on movie sets - they sleep in separate bedrooms, with her in the main suite and him in a bedroom next to their children.

Hotel worker Anna Kowalski, who liaised with the couple at their recent stays at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, said: 'I didn't see any kind of connection between Pitt and Jolie.
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'I've seen no family dinners, no movie nights, no dinners for the two of them alone. At night Angelina drinks white or red wine in the suite; Brad is always in the lounge drinking beer. He just sits by himself texting on his phone for hours.'

She added that, when they did go out, it was usually a stage-managed event to counteract rumours of problems in their relationship. 'It's always a big production,' she said. 'It's all orchestrated down to which door they will take.'

Sources say there is little doubt about what Angelina is going to do now. First, she will move the family to Chateau Miravel, the couple's lavish home in Provence, which she will use as a base while she films her next movie, The Tourist, in Prague and Venice.

Because of strict privacy laws in France, she will be able to mourn her relationship in peace, but no one will be surprised if some shots of her looking tragic somehow make it into the newspapers.

Once free of Brad, she also plans to fulfil her dream of adopting yet another child; it is her determination to continue to adopt children that has been one of the couple's biggest sources of aggravation.

Angelina had already adopted one child, Maddox, who is now seven and from Cambodia, when she and Brad first got together.

In the five years since, they have acquired five more children.

Three are natural born; three-year-old Shiloh and one-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. And there are two more adopted children; Zahara, four, and five-year-old Pax.

The pair are permanently exhausted from looking after their brood and Brad describes their home life as 'chaos'. But almost as soon as she had given birth to her twins, Angelina started to talk about adopting another child.




Angelina has always been happy to parade her humanitarian credentials, and it was when she was filming Tomb Raider in 2001 in Cambodia that she first became aware of humanitarian crises overseas. She started to visit refugee camps all over the world and later that year became a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

She is said to feel immensely guilty about having her own children when there are so many unwanted orphans in the world.

She feels the couple's genetic children have each other, while Maddox and Pax, who are both boys from the Far East, are best friends. But Zahara, adopted from Ethiopia, needs a sibling who looks like her.

Angelina started her hunt for another child from Africa seven months ago. She has been looking in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa for an easy way to adopt. Brad doesn't agree with the plans.

He never felt any guilt about the couple's genetic children - he just adores them. He also felt the whole family needed some time without the upheaval of introducing yet another sibling and, as the relationship crumbled, he became even more concerned about bringing a vulnerable new child into it.
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He was also worried that Angelina's almost desperate need to keep adopting, keep working, and keep doing her charity work was to cover up the depression she has been unable to shake off since the death of her actress mother Marcheline Bertrand from ovarian cancer three years ago.

There are rumours that Angelina even attempted suicide at the end of last year and it seems clear that the actress is working so hard at keeping herself busy that something is eventually going to give.

She has suffered from depression in the past: as a teenager she grappled with an eating disorder and self-mutilation. And in 2000, shortly after winning an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted, she checked herself into a mental home, insisting to horrified staff - and wholly without foundation - that she had murdered someone and also that she had tried to hire a hitman to kill her.

Knowing her history, Brad is said to have begged Angelina to seek psychiatric help this time around - but she has refused. Worries about the impact of her constant jetting off to the world's trouble spots with a child or two have also led to constant rows.

Unlike Angelina, whose father is the actor Jon Voight, Brad had a traditional middle-class Southern Baptist family. He always hoped for a family; but he never expected it to be like this.

Even though they have a constant rota of six nannies, having six children is exhausting. Anxious to ensure the children do not get too attached to their nannies, the women are changed every few months. The children fight for their parents' attention.

The pair take turns at living without them. Angelina rents a suite at the Raffles L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills to escape. Brad enjoys weeklong jaunts with friends to Europe, where he drinks and buys art.

When they spend so much time apart, in different parts of the world, it's no wonder that there have been numerous allegations of infidelity. Earlier this month it was claimed that Angelina had been sleeping with a vocal coach on her latest movie, Salt.

And last month Angelina added fuel to the fire of allegations when she told a German magazine: 'Neither Brad nor I have ever claimed that living together means to be chained together. We make sure that we never restrict each other.

'I doubt that fidelity is absolutely essential for a relationship. It's worse to leave your partner and talk badly about him afterwards.'

Another huge source of contention is Angelina's brother James Haven. He first became a subject of public fascination when his sister picked up her first and only Oscar, saying she was 'so in love with my brother right now' before giving him a long kiss on the lips.

A friend says: 'Angie adores him so much that Shiloh was named after him - it was his family nickname.'

All Brad and Angelina's rows have served to show the pair just how ill-matched they are. While the couple may initially have been bewitched by an extraordinary sexual magnetism which saw them spending whole days in bed together, those differences have since come to the fore.

Both are tired of the rows and the unhappiness. One question arises from the collapse of the Pitt-Jolie household. Does it mean Brad doing a lot more charity work with a certain Jennifer Aniston - as he was on Friday night?