Thursday, August 30, 2007
New York (ANI): Though bosses at the Caneel Bay Resort were happy to comply with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie"s demand that only one staff member deal with them while they stayed at the resort, they were left a little red-faced by a small blunder. The resort"s parent company, Rosewood, made sure that Brangelina"s demands were met, and dispatched a marketing executive from New York. However, they forgot to check whether the man could fulfil one of his many obligations – cooking.
As it turns out, though the guy was adept at doing pretty much everything else, cooking was not his forte. "Brad and Angie stated they only wanted to deal with one staff member during their entire stay. He had to do everything for them, including cook," the Daily New quoted a source, as saying. "Except he (the exec) was this single guy and he didn't know how to cook. He was freaking out," the source added.
Thankfully for the man, Jolie and Pitt didn"t bother with that little aspect much, which left him gushing that the couple were simply 'lovely". "He did say Brad and Angelina were lovely," adds the source. The source added that the executive in question also rubbished rumours that the couple were on the verge of a break-up. "They doted on the kids and couldn't keep their hands off each other," the source said.
Having beau Brad Pitt close by at all times helped Angelina Jolie cope with making 'A Mighty Heart". Jolie plays slain American reporter Daniel Pearl"s widow Mariane Pearl in the movie. The actress admitted to Eve magazine that she would not have been able to complete the movie if Pitt and their kids had not been near. "It was such a gruelling film, I needed to be near Brad and the children," the Mirror quoted her, as saying.
Pakistani militants beheaded Pearl in 2002. His murder was later broadcast on the Internet. Mariane Pearl, on whose book the movie is based, revealed that though she had not wanted the film made, she changed her mind after meeting Pitt. "Later on, I told him the only person right to play me was Angelina," Mariane Pearl added.
Angelina Jolie is visiting Iraq as part of her role as UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador after a halt in Syria. According to the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR, the 'Tomb Raider" star is in the war zone to witness the humanitarian crisis there personally. On August 27, Jolie landed in Damascus, where she visited a UNHCR registration centre and spend hours talking to Iraqi refugees in their homes.
The next day, the actress halted in Iraq to meet with 1,200 refugees living in a temporary settlement at the border, because they are powerless to leave the country. In addition, Jolie also witnessed dozens of Iraqis crossing into Syria. "I have come to Syria and Iraq to help draw attention to the humanitarian crisis and to urge governments to increase their support for UNHCR and its partners. My sole purpose in both countries is to highlight the plight of those uprooted by the war in Iraq," People quoted Jolie, as saying.
Jolie then went to the Al Waleed camp in Iraq and said, “It is absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq's future includes plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face." In addition to her activities for UNHCR, Jolie also met privately with American troops and other multi-national forces in the region.