Because they can
Earlier today we learned that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made their way to Sarajevo, Bosnia but they did manage to spend their Easter in Venice, Italy where the family rented out the island of San Servolo so that they could enjoy Easter together as:
For many families, an egg hunt in the garden is a traditional way to celebrate Easter. It was no different for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt – except that their celebration involved renting an entire island. The A-list couple took their six children to the Venetian island of San Servolo for a day of Easter activities on Sunday. After catching a waterboat to the island, in the Venetian Lagoon, the family set up a picnic on the lawns and soaked up the Italian sun. Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 3 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 20 months, were amused by a hunt for eggs, carefully hidden by their bodyguards, and a game of football. As they disembarked Angelina was spotted carrying an Easter egg basket while baby Vivienne, bundled up in a black jacket and grey beanie, held a miniature version. After the family day out the couple then left their brood behind and travelled to Bosnia as part of Angelina’s role as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. They planned to visit refugees and tour homes that have not yet been rebuilt, despite war in the region ending 15 years ago. The expedition came as 34-year-old Angelina took a break from filming The Tourist, in which she co-stars with Johnny Depp, in Venice.
I’m not sure how Angelina Jolie finds the time to be a mother AND make a movie AND be a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador AND find time to breathe all at the same time … but she seems to be able to handle everything OK. I guess when you’re a real life superhero, stuff like this comes easy. I hope the kiddies had themselves a nice holiday yesterday … having run of an entire island sounds fun, don’t it?
This Easter weekend was mama Reese Witherspoon‘s turn with the kids so she packed them up and flew them out to Washington DC so that they could partake in the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House earlier today. As you may recall, Ryan Phillippe was bizzy this weekend here in SoCal with his own Easter grass activities so it’s a good thing Reese got the kiddies out of town:
Apparently, Reese was able to attend Easter church services with her new boyfriend Jim Toth here in LA yesterday morning before she and the kids flew to DC for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House which was held today (which, by the way, makes NO sense at all). It’s hard being a celebrity mom, y’all. But, as you can see from the photos above, Reese manages to handle it all with grace. She looks fantastic. I’m sure her kids had fun at the White House rollin’ with their homies.
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Gwen Stefani got her boys all dolled up in matching bunny jumpsuits for their Easter celebration yesterday, ensuring that her sons will grow up with at least a few fixations that they will have to deal with in therapy. Here are a couple pics of Gwen and her little bunnies Kingston James McGregor and Zuma Nesta Rock making their way to her mother’s home for Easter dinner yesterday afternoon:
I mean … her boys are cute and all but … I have a bad feeling these kids are gonna have a lot of mommy issues to work out in the years to come. You just know that Gwen wishes she had at least one little girl to dote on … so she appears to be overly doting on her two sons. At least Zuma is still young enough that he don’t know what the hell is going on. But Kingston … ah … he’s gonna be a sassy one. I can feel it. At least she didn’t dress them up in matching bunny costumes … hmmm … mebbe she’s saving those for next year ;)
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Gettin' their church on
While uncle Benji Madden was kickin’ Riki Rachtman‘s ass in a celebrity boxing match in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday night, daddy Joel Madden and mama Nicole Richie were makin’ Easter plans for the following morning. Nic/Joel were in LV to support Benji at his fight but they made a quick trip home to LA so that they could take little Harlow Winter to Easter church services in Beverly Hills, CA on Easter morn … behold:
Nic/Joel know how important it is to be present with Harlow for these important moments in her life. These are memories that she will carry with her for the rest of her life as she grows up. She looks like a total doll in her Easter dress and I’m certain she enjoyed a fantastic Easter with her mommy and daddy. Aren’t they just the cutest?
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Here are a few adorable photos of the McConaughey-Alves family — Matthew, Camila, Levi and Vida — as they made their way out of a pre-Easter birthday party in Mailbu, CA on Saturday afternoon. As you can see, the picture perfect family were lookin’ happy as can be to be celebrating together this Easter weekend:
This is quite a beautiful family that Matthew has made for himself. Two beautiful children, a loving babymama and a career that keeps them all well taken-care of … what more could one ask for? Something tells me that Matthew and Camila aren’t quite done with the baby-makin’ just yet … but it’s hard to see how they can improve on perfection ;)
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Keepin' it real
Mama Jessica Alba took her little chicklet Honor Marie out to pick up some Easter supplies for their holiday celebration this year. Jess and Honor were spied picking up some plastic Easter eggs, a few toys and a pre-packaged Easter basket from their local drug store … which I love!! I grew up with pre-packaged Easter baskets (none of those fancy schmancy homemade baskets) so I think it’s cute that Honor will grow up with them, too:
You gotta love a celebrity that keeps it real … and you generally don’t get more real than Jessica Alba. For Honor, the memories she will grow up remembering are the times spent with her family as they celebrate the holidays, not the price tag on the toys and gifts she receives. I bet that the entire Alba-Warren family will have themselves a fantastic Easter together! And I certainly hope that YOU, too, have a great Easter today as well :)
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It’s been a couple of months since we’ve seen mama Sarah Michelle Gellar out and about with her darling daughter Charlotte Grace … and she’s done some growing in that time. Back in January when we saw her last, she was still a wee little thing. Today we get to see just how much bigger she’s grown in the meantime:
The weather has been glorious here in SoCal so SMG took the little Miss for a trip to Whole Foods and then for a stroll afterward. After the jump, check out a new pic of Charlotte Grace that shows just how cute she is … More »
Last week we learned that Gisele Bündchen and hubby Tom Brady would be taking their newborn baby boy Benjamin Rein down to Brazil so that her side of the family there could meet the newest addition to their family at Gisele‘s sister’s wedding. Here are a couple pics of The Brady Bündch at this past weekend’s family nuptials:
Proud new mother Gisele Bundchen introduced her baby son Benjamin to the Brazilian side of his family for the first time at her twin sister’s wedding over the weekend. The supermodel and American football player husband Tom Brady jetted to Barra Do Ribeiro, near Porto De Alegre, with their 16-week-old son to attend fraternal twin Patricia’s marriage to Rodrigo Pereira at the Laurentia Vineyard. As the maid of honour, Bundchen, 29, wore a pink layered Missoni 2005 dress and dressed her son in a mini tuxedo. As Bundchen fulfilled her duties taking care of the bride, New England Patriots player Tom, 32, kept hold of Benjamin and carried around the baby’s bag full of nappies during the reception. The trip marked baby Benjamin’s first ever holiday and provided an opportunity for him to meet Bundchen’s grandparents and the rest of the family. Following the afternoon ceremony, the bride and groom joined 70 people to celebrate their wedding with a reception late into the night. As part of Earth Hour, the environmentally conscious bride asked her guests to sit by candlelight for an hour after turning the lights off. While spending the weekend in Brazil, Bundchen told the local press she only spoke in Portuguese to her baby son. She said: ‘I only talk in Portuguese when I’m with him. I think he must get used to the language and learn it – it is important to be bilingual. He’s not just Brady, he’s a Bundchen too.’
Awww … so cute!! Firstly, I LOVE that the Bündchen family observed Earth Hour, even tho they had a wedding going on! Secondly, I love that Gisele is raising Benjamin to be bilingual. Not only will that child be blessed with beauteous good looks but he’ll also be able to speak fluently in at least 2 languages … which is very important in this day and age. It sounds like The Brady Bündch had themselves a great time in Brazil over the weekend … I imagine they might stay there a bit longer to enjoy some more Bündchen hospitality.
On Saturday we learned of a report from the LA Times that claims Angelina Jolie is being considered to star as Maleficent in the upcoming Tim Burton live-action film adaptation of Disney‘s Sleeping Beauty … but today, we get to see a photo of Ange in her role as plain ol’ mom. Here is a cute pic of Angelina taking a group of her kiddies to a private park in Venice, Italy this weekend:
Don’t you just love how little Miss Shiloh Nouvel is so expressive in her dress? I love that she always stands out from the rest of her siblings … I guess in a big family like this, kids gotta do what they gotta do to get noticed. I know we can’t see it very well, but Zahara Marley‘s little outfit looks fierce … at least from the back. Pax Thien is prolly wearing whatever he could find on the floor. I just love this family … it’s always fun to check in on them to see what’s going on.
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It’s been about a year since Chifundo Mercy James became Madonna‘s 4th child so it’s about time the family make a visit back to Malawi where Mercy came from. Because Mercy‘s family still lives, Maddy vowed to ensure that her little girl would grow up knowing her biological family … it is being reported that Madge and co. are planning a trip to Africa very soon. The fam has already made their way to the UK, I’m guessing they will be making their way to Africa from there:
Madonna is set to fly to Africa to introduce her adopted daughter Mercy to her biological family, according to a U.K. report. The “Material Girl” ‘s four year old spent her formative years in an orphanage in Malawi before the singer took her home last year. The tot’s father James Kambewa launched a legal bid last April to regain custody of his daughter, but gave up his fight just two months later, June 2009. But now he’s preparing to be reunited with little Mercy. Britain’s The Sun claims Madonna is flying the girl, as well as her adopted son David, back to Malawi next week to meet the families they left behind. A source tells the publication, “She promised to take them back to their homeland. She sees it as vital they understand their roots. Mercy’s meeting with her family will be particularly emotional as it’s the first time she’s seen them since last summer.”
Aww … I love this. Madonna does an amazing job of ensuring that all of her children spend time in Africa so that all of her children can learn about their family’s extended culture. Despite the fact that Madonna‘s children will grow up with access to untold wealth, it’s clear that she wants all of her children to learn about and appreciate the lives of those that are less fortunate. Working to keep the familial and cultural ties strong for her youngest children will, hopefully, make sure they grow up well-rounded and very appreciative of their lives. Madonna may be many things … but being a good mother is prolly her greatest achievement.
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