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Jolie-Pitts to adopt again. Pam confirms that "Borat" drove Kid Rock crazy. Plus: Rosie apologizes, sort of.

By Scott Lamb
Published December 15, 2006 2:30PM (EST)

Morning Briefing:
The swelling ranks of the Jolie-Pitts: Angelina Jolie says she and Brad Pitt do, indeed, plan to adopt more children, and are trying to figure out how best to balance their racially mixed family. "Yes, we have Shiloh, and it's been a wonderful experience, but we want to find another brother or sister in the world for our family," she said on Thursday's "Good Morning America." "You know, now the questions are more, when you have a mixed-race family, do you balance the races so there's another African person in the house for Z? So there's another Asian person in the house for Mad? Shiloh has Brad and I she can look at." For the moment, she says, "I'm on the pill." (Associated Press)

Madonna doesn't joke around: Madonna made an appearance at the British Comedy Awards Wednesday night to present an award to Sacha Baron Cohen for "Borat" -- and host Jonathan Ross made some cracks about her recent adoption. "Congratulations on your little lovely black baby, David," said Ross, catching the pop queen a little off guard. "Are you stopping there, or getting more? When I went to Africa, all I got was a wallet." Madonna's steely reply: "You might go home with a black eye." She goes on to reveal that she's close to Cohen, but that the two of them never made sexy time -- you can watch the video here. (Daily Mail, You Tube)

Pamela speaks: In other tangentially "Borat"-related news, Pamela Anderson showed up on Thursday's "Howard Stern" for a little chat, and confirmed that her cameo in "Borat" had actually been a pretty big deal to Kid Rock just before they both filed for divorce. "He was unhappy about that," she told Stern. "I don't know why -- you'd have to ask him -- but he really was very unhappy about that." When Stern asked her why she married Kid Rock in the first place -- after divorcing Tommy Lee, she once said she'd never get married again -- Anderson said, "It was a big mistake, but I was in St. Tropez, I would have married the fisherman on the corner!" (Us Online)

R.I.P. Ertegun: Ahmet Ertegun, the towering record industry figure who founded Atlantic Records and put out records by everyone from Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles to the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, died in New York on Thursday. He was 83, and had been in a coma for weeks after injuring his head in a fall at a Rolling Stones concert on Oct. 29. (Associated Press)

The Los Angeles Times revealed yesterday that mogul David Geffen made an all-cash offer of $2 billion for the paper last month. The Tribune Co., which owns the Times, has so far refused to consider the offer, waiting instead until it has weighed bids from other investors who have reportedly expressed interest in buying the whole Tribune company outright. (L.A. Times) ... The Census Bureau's 2007 Statistical Abstract of the U.S. came out on Friday, revealing, among many, many other facts, that Americans use media -- watching TV, reading or using the Internet -- an average of almost 10 hours a day. (New York Times) ... Oprah Winfrey recently sold two reality shows to ABC, both extensions of her feel-good daytime sensibilities. "Oprah Winfrey's The Big Give" follows 10 people as they try to give away money to do good (with one cast member being sent home each week), while "Your Money or Your Life" will feature dramatic financial makeovers. (Variety) ... Nicole Richie could be facing jail time stemming from her arrest earlier this week for driving the wrong way down the freeway high on pot and Vicodin -- she has been previously arrested for a DUI in California, and the state stipulates that anyone twice convicted of a DUI must serve a five-day jail stint. (E Online)

Money Quote:
Rosie O'Donnell apologizing for her impression of a Chinese news presenter, in which she repeatedly said "ching chong": "To say 'ching chong' to someone is very offensive, and some Asian people have told me it's as bad as the n-word. Which I was like, 'Really? I didn't know that.' I'm sorry for those people who felt hurt or were teased on the playground. But I'm also gonna give you a fair warning that there's a good chance I'll do something like that again, probably in the next week, not on purpose. Only 'cause it's how my brain works." (BBC News)

Turn On:
Friday night brings the fall finale of "Battlestar Galactica" (Sci Fi, 9 p.m. EST) -- the show will be on hiatus until Jan. 21 -- as well as a special two-hour presentation of "20/20" (ABC, 9 p.m. EST). Plus, the late-night telenovela "Monarch Cove" (Lifetime, 11 p.m. EST) has its season finale.

On the Talk Shows:
Charlie Rose (PBS, check local listings): Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, former president of the French Academy of Sciences Etienne-Emile Beaulieu
David Letterman (CBS, 11:30 p.m. EST): Clint Eastwood, Matthew Fox
Jay Leno (NBC, 11:35 p.m. EST): Tobey Maguire, spider expert Jules Sylvester, Sarah McLachlan
Conan O'Brien (NBC, 12:35 a.m. EST): Sylvester Stallone, Carla Gugino, Mat Mays & El Torpedo
Craig Ferguson (CBS, 12:35 a.m. EST): Michael Rapaport, Tom Kenny
Jimmy Kimmel (ABC, 12:05 a.m. EST): Howard Stern, Forest Whitaker, Nas

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