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Jolie and Pitt confirm baby report. Farrell sex tape off the market. Plus: Mr. Blackwell's worst-dressed list!


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Salon Staff
January 11, 2006 7:07PM (UTC)

Morning Briefing:
And baby makes five: It's official -- there's Jolie-Pitt on the way. Reps for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have confirmed People magazine's report that Jolie is pregnant with Pitt's child. The couple are already co-parenting two adoptive children, a boy, Maddox, age 4, and a 1-year-old girl, Zahara. One friend of Jolie's told the magazine, "This is a woman who values her relationships with her children more than anything. Now she is creating a family in the context of an adult relationship." (People)

Dirty Colin not cleaning up: Colin Farrell and his estranged girlfriend, former Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain, have been fighting over whether to release a copy of their sex tape for months -- she wants to cash in, he doesn't -- but both were upset, albeit for different reasons, to discover that a bootleg copy of the tape was being offered for sale on the Web. While Farrell doesn't want anyone distributing his sex tape, Narain's lawyer expressed shock that Narain "is not getting a dime from this" and that the Web site's asking price for the tape, $14.95, "is a ridiculous figure." It seems both parties managed to band together long enough to get the site, dirtycolin.com, shut down, and now Farrell is trying to legally stop Narain from releasing the tape. (Rush & Molloy)

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Mr. Blackwell bitches about Britney: Britney Spears took the top spot on Mr. Blackwell's 46th Annual Worst Dressed Women list, released yesterday. The fashion-list guru wrote about Spears, "When it comes to Couture Chaos, this Tacky Terror should take a bow." Mary-Kate Olsen came in second, for, as Mr. Blackwell put it, "Bag Lady rags that look depressingly decayed -- forget the 'accessories' and buy some Raid!" Other honorees include Jessica Simpson, Anna Nicole Smith, Paris Hilton and Eva Longoria. Mr. Blackwell also released a Fabulous Fashion Independents of 2005 list, which gave props for dressing well to Reese Witherspoon, Kirsten Dunst and Scarlett Johansson, among others. (E! Online)

Lies about Lindsay? Lindsay Lohan is claiming that the Vanity Fair reporter who interviewed her for the current issue lied when she wrote that Lohan had battled bulimia. "The words that I gave to the writer for Vanity Fair were misused and misconstrued, and I'm appalled with the way it was done," Lohan told Teen People magazine. Vanity Fair is standing behind its writer, Evgenia Peretz, daughter of New Republic editor-in-chief Martin Peretz, noting that she has the interview on tape. (Rush & Molloy)

"Munich" DVDs baffle Baftas: It looks like "Munich" is in danger of receiving no nominations for Britain's top film honors, the Bafta awards, because of a technical error. The DVDs of the film sent to members of Bafta for screening were unplayable, and the film isn't getting released in the U.K. until the end of the month, meaning that when the 5,000 Bafta members vote on nominees tomorrow, few of them will have seen the film. Last year, "Million Dollar Baby's" distributor decided not to send any screeners to Bafta members, and the film didn't receive a single nomination. (Guardian)

Also:
Pete Doherty, Kate Moss' ex, pleaded guilty in court today to charges of cocaine and heroin possession. (Reuters) Emily Stern, who abruptly quit the off-Broadway show "Kabbalah" after some bloggers figured out that she was Howard Stern's daughter, is now suing the theater company for retroactive pay and monetary damages. (Lowdown) Wisconsin designer James Piatt has come out with a handbag inspired by Paris Hilton and her penchant for discarding pets: The Tinkerbell is made of black leather and shaped like a dead, upside-down Chihuahua. (Page Six) David Bowie, Richard Pryor and the band Cream are among those who will receive Lifetime Achievement Grammy Awards this year. (E! Online) "Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" won the People's Choice awards last night for favorite movie and favorite movie drama. (Associated Press) Michael Eisner is set to host a prime-time interview show, to be called "Conversations With Michael Eisner," that will air every other month on CNBC. (L.A. Times) ... Rakesh Sharma, an award-winning Indian documentary filmmaker, is suing New York City for violating his free speech and unreasonable search and seizure, after he was ordered to stop filming in public, held by police and questioned for four hours. (Reuters )

Money Quote:
Heath Ledger on some theaters banning "Brokeback Mountain": "I heard a while ago that West Virginia was going to ban it but that's a state that was lynching people only 25 years ago so that's to be expected." (The Scoop)

Turn on:
Catch up with "Lost" with a recap special, followed by a brand-new episode (ABC, 8 p.m. EST). And James Frey will be on "Larry King Live" tonight to answer charges that he falsified much of his bestselling memoir, "A Million Little Pieces" (CNN, 9 p.m. EST).

-- Priya Jain

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