Angelina Jolie took a break from filming her latest movie to visit Bosnia on Monday, April 5, with her partner Brad Pitt.
More than 113,000 Bosnians and 7,000 refugees from Croatia are still affected by the war for independence from Yugoslavia that ended more than 14 years ago, according to the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR.
Jolie and Pitt visited a collective center in Gorazde where many displaced families live in “appalling conditions.” These conditions include a lack of basic amenities, like running water, says the UNHCR.
"After seeing these people and hearing their stories, I cannot overemphasize the need to focus on the well being of the most vulnerable individuals of the population," Jolie said in a UNHCR press release. “By ending displacement and ensuring quality of life, we can help to promote progress and long-term stability."
Jolie is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and said she hopes to return to the country soon to meet with political leaders to discuss possible solutions.
"I hope we can find solutions for the remaining tens of thousands of displaced people," Jolie said. “Only then can we really close one of the most tragic chapters in modern history."
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I find it intereting that people really dont know too much about Bosnia despite trips like this. What makes her so special??? instead of flying off all arounnd the world and rent a villa in France for $$$$$$ live in one place and donate all that money to help these people. Sorry but people like this need a reality check. if you want to bring attention to this problem then inform the press so they can cover it, not some small little news article about it. Divert the attention from your social life by doing this, but to visit forone day...really she should spend a week there and really get to know what hardships they have.the amout of money she spends on art etc is a joke when there are so many people in Africa, asia and our country that need help. the places they stay in for 3 months the rental would feed maybe 4 vilalges in Africa or they could use that money to set up adpotfunds for people who need a little help to adopt kids.
You don't read much do you? And PS – jealously looks bad on you althought it does fit well.
Yet she still finds time to do her job for the UN and take care of her children with the help of their father. Yes, they have babysitters; so do both of my daughters who work. Guess that makes all working mothers with babysitters big old losers, huh!?
Actually she has a movie coming out soon, with Johnny Depp
And honestly when was the last time Jolie even had a movie out. What does she neeed publicity for? She is one of hollywood's hottest and most saught after actresses. She is foregoing Millions and millions in potential earnings to concentrate on her Job as a UN Ambassador and help in as many ways as possible. Celebs only seek publicity when they have a movie or album to promote, she has niether, by choice, so all these "seeking photo ops" comments are ridiculous and ill founded.
for everyone who is criticizing Jolie about not helping in our own country, a country that at least affords basic human rights and oppurtunities to all citizens (africa, Bosnia, and many other third world countires and continents she chooses to work in do not.) DO NOT forget that Jolie and Pitt were among the first people, let alone celebrities, to Aid in the Katrina devestation of 05 and still assist in rebuilding this American city Today, where many of us, celeb and Joe Blow included, have forgotten about our own neightbors plight for their continued struggle for survival. Jolie and Pitt and family even reside there for much of the year, owning property in the city where so much devastation occured. Jolie is one of the few people who puts others before herself. And you NEVER hear Jolie tooting her own horn about what she is doing and where she is doing it.
Until you at least volunteer to feed the homeless on thanksgivin or Christmas for a few hours, please don't criticize those who are giving their own time and money to help strangers, and most importantly, children.
There's so many unfortunate people in the world, it's exhausting, saddening and unending. Regardless of Angelina's motives for visiting other lands to bring awareness, at least it's an example to care for others. It brings us out of our little world, to see how others really live. We are responsible for our own lives, our own actions, and no one should judge or criticize. Just be sure that when you reflect about your life, that you are happy with what you have contributed to others, and the world around us.
Cliff and Madeline would get together and make tons of babies just to get support from the Government.
Madeline, don't be an idiot. She can't just take someone's husband away. Do you think he's a 5 year-old kid who's been manipulated with a bag of M&M's? A marriage is broken by those within its sanctuary, not by outsiders. Obviously his ex-wife could not make him happy. You can't be serious to blame the other woman when your husband decides that he no longer loves you, can you? Don't tell me she took YOUR husband away too? And why would she feel guilty doing drugs in the past? Who did she hurt to feel guilty about? What's all this f-ed stuff she's done in the past that you speak of? How is all of this directly affecting you?
This article is about her helping the world not a gossip column in the tabloid. Did you even read it? Why don't you think of all the bad things you have done in your life to feel guilty about. Maybe then you'll feel guilty enough to get your ass up from that couch and actually do something to help others. To Madeline and to those alike, grow up please!
Cliff, maybe you and Madeline should hook up?
First deary, you cannot 'take' someone's husband or wife, they leave if they are unhappy. And mind you I love Jennifer A., sorry for her hurt, but that was many years and many children ago..she seems to have moved on, you really should too.
Brad and Angie (and Jennifer and many many other celebs) do wonderful things to help less fortunate people not just here, but all over the world. Those that critic their every move should perhaps look inwardly at themselves and do a little critic'in' there. No one that walks this earth is perfect, we have all done or said things we perhaps wished we had not, or had done differently. Live, let live and try to be a kinder person maybe that can be your contribution to the world.
debunkee....lay off your socialist/Nobama kool-aid.
You libs fall for this self-promting pompous Hollyweirdo wacko.
She is no moe an "ambassador" than Pam Anderson is an actress.
It's all.....oh, look at me. The fools in America flock to my movies, buy all magaznines about me and I am raking in the dough while those idiots think I care about someone other than myself.
debunkee...must be a charter member of her club!
Yeah trying to work on families when SHE TOOK SOMEBODYS ELSES HUSBAND AWAY! BROKE UP A MARRIAGE. THATS ALL THAT GUILT INSIDE YOU FOR ALL THE DRUGS, AND F-KED STUFF YOU'VE DONE IN THE PAST!
I am flabbergasted at those who condemn Jolie for the things she had done in her personal life. What does it matter to you if she's wore a vile of her ex's blood around her neck or if she kissed her brother? Does it matter to you that she's a "homewrecker"? Yes, I'm sure she held a gun to Pitt's head and commanded him to leave his ex-wife. Seriously, do these things affect you personally that you have to knock her? Jesus Christ, get a f**king life.
Here is a woman who dedicates her time and money to help the less fortunate–doing her part to help the world, and all you can say is she's doing this for "publicity". For those who are too stupid to understand, she's a UNHCR GOODWILL AMBASSADOR. Her job is exploit hunger and poverty in 3rd WORLD COUNTRIES. The point being is to use this "publicity" to raise awareness to the mass. It seems to be working since all you morons are coming out of the woodwork to be reading this article and posting half-assed comments. Now if only there's something someone can do to alter your ignorant, selfish views and change your hatin' ass...
I'm willing to bet that most of you are sitting at home jobless and depending on the government for assistance. Come on, tell the truth–this is really about you being upset that Jolie's charity tax deductible takes a small fraction out of your welfare paycheck, isn't it? You people make me sick to my stomach.
Wonder what this "wonderful/great mom" pays the people who are raising the kids she so "lovingly" adopted?
Yep. I know who you are!!!
Thanks for having my back there brother but I don't need it.
The missus and I do what we do for the good of our community and our church, not for press time or to be recognized. I do appreciate your kind words but I'm not looking for a pat on the back or an "atta boy". Just doing what we know is right.
Besides... It's only bashing if you let it get to ya.
It's gonna take more than this bunch to know me down, you oughta know that!!! ROFLMBO!!!
To all of you folks bashing Joel T...
You guys haven't got a clue!!!
I know this guy and let me tell you. You should all try to be more like HIM!!!
He and his wife took it upon themselves to start a youthgroup at their tiny little church with nothing to work with. Now with only a small group of kids they are out collecting food and clothes for the homeless shelters and they are always taking donations for the local food bank.
I have never seen anyone work as hard as this man help a community.
So if my buddy Joel is on your nerves there PATRIOT and all you other miserable beings. Maybe you should turn the mirror on yourself and ask YOURSELF – wow, what can I do to make myself a better person and do something to help out my fellow man.
Don't worry Joel, I got your back and you KNOW who this is. We had breakfast together this week. :0)
Just to add my voice in support of Jolie and Pitt. Just because someone is using their fame to draw attention to causes, people automatically assume it's for the worst reasons, without obviously doing the research into Jolie's work along with Pitt in New Orleans post-Katrina, while at the same time helping parts of the world that don't have established charities and non-profits to the same degree the US already has. Frankly, the US doesn't need their help because there is plenty of sources available. Bosnia, on the other hand, falls off the radar too much, as do other countries Jolie has visited. Folks who want to condemn her for this work must then also condemn Audrey Hepburn and Danny Kaye and Harry Belafonte and all the others who spent much of their time doing exactly what Jolie is doing now.
SHE HAVE WONDERFUL TRIP.. SHE NOT HELP ADOPT HER CHILDREN.. HER CHILDREN NOT KNOW PARENT GO OUT OF WORLD. BUT CHILDREN NOT SELL.. I SUGGUSTION CHILDREN BACK NATURAL OWN LAND JOLIE AND PITT NOT ADOPTER.. SHE DENY AMERICAN PEOPLE. SHE NOT WONDERFUL MOTHER . BUT THEY NOT HELP HOMELESS AMERICA AND COUNTRY. I KNOWLEDGE JLIE AND PITT DENY YOU ALL.. BECAUSE THEY HAVE AMERICAN MONEY BRING COUNTRY FOR CHANGE MORE MORE MONEY BRING TO USA.. THEY ENJOY TO WANT BUY. BOTH THEM SHOULD GO HOME..HELP ADOPTER CHILDREN, , HAVE A NICE DAY.
Dear Jolie & Pitt
May God reward you for the effort!
Give your food (pizza) to the american poor Peopel! and I give my food every day to the bosnian poor Peopel, although I'm not rich.
Every abused the poor Peopel, anywhere on the Earth deserves attention and support from the rich good Peopel!
jolie n pitt,God is watching and will bless u for all ur efforts....u remind me on saint anthony...may he pray for u and may ur never be fed up of what u av set out to do....helena and mike...nigeria
Everyone who thinks Jolie and Pitt should focus on issues here in the US are right on! They should spend their money helping US citizen pay their mortgages off, help them make their credit card payments, help them with their diabetes medications, and help give out free food because Welfare, medicare, and SS are not enough! Forget the millions of children who are starving in developing countries, women being abused in Africa with no laws to protect them, and millions of displaced refugees! It's totally their fault for being born outside the US! They deserve it! Now, back to my tv and pizza.
Extreme human suffering is everywhere. Look around. Everyone suffers– in every country. Policies and infrastructure are important so that the welfare of groups of people is protected, to a certain point. The rest is up to the individual. That is the way of life. Awareness is nothing without firm and correct action over a long period of time. In the end, I don't believe this couple will make a big difference in Bosnia. They are better suited as actors– something they're good at. "Actors."
Why not here? Well they HAVE been working here. They have done an enormous amount of work for the people of New Orleans and for reconstruction including throwing in a lot of their own money. Why are the people who actually DO something the ones who get criticized? How many of the people who criticize them actually do something themselves?
Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, now retired, commanded UN troops during the Bosnian civil war:
"The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo.We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early '90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world."
Rudy Fewer said earlier "Good point Joel T. Now, get up off your ass, get away from your computer and do something!!!" Apparently Joel T is still sitting – his first comment was at 12:41pm and his last one was at 4:53pm. Sitting on your butt all afternoon writing comments is a wonderful way to help out the less fortunate. Get a life.
I do think the presence of a celebrity can bring awareness to causes, people, etc. But then what? These are usually issues with a long and complicated history. Raising awareness is one thing, but how much does it really do for the cause in comparison to what it does for the image of the celebrity?
If you really understand it, there is really only one way to help these people. It's not a quick fix and its result has more to do with correcting the problem than having a celebrity swing by for a visit.
American born people have no idea of the conditions this people live . yes we need to help our America for sure, but we never had to live under a communist rule . Follow up on history folks. Some families here in our inner cities are hurting bad but our goverment surly helps them.And some are just ungratefull of this help. What ever anyone does something good.someone else says its bad. We all have our say .And if AJ wants to bring home more kids , bless her, they will have a better life no matter.
I want some of what Nadilyn is smokin" ASAP!
I bet you want your kids to grow up just like her.
That is so sad.
She is the worst example of a "woman and mother" Hollyweird has to offer.
Libs, they just don't get it!
MAYBE PEOPLE DONT REALIZE – YET – THAT BRAD AND ANGIE ARE ALSO HELPING AMERICAN PEOPLE...YOU SHOULD GET MORE INFO. BEFORE PASSING JUDGEMENT... LOVE THAT COUPLE.
I doubt she hires the photographers to take the pictures of her. She would probably enjoy a break from them. Do you say that about Jennifer Anniston when we see pictures of her having a b'day party for herself and all her friends? Hmmm, didn't see anything but her in a bikini and tossing one down. What she donated to Haiti was a drop in the bucket compared to Jolie-Pitt. Sorry.....
Don't know why "womb raider" is considered okay to call Angelina, just because she adopted children from other countries. I did the same thing, and my daughter would tell you she is very glad I did. She is an adult now and is most happy she is part of our family and living in a country where she had many opportunities, instead of an orphanage and no family, with no opportunities. They adopted because they wanted children (the best reason to adopt: not because you feel pity or want to rescue a child), and where they adopt from is really their business, not someone else's. Adoption is hard enough, without other people thinking they have to put their 2 cents in and tell you which child you ought to have. Wonder how anyone else would like it of AJ was telling others which children They were supposed to raise? She can't even live in NOLA and try to save half the city by spending 1/2 hers and Brad's money without being criticized for not doing enough "here" in this country because it's not the right town for some of you. Good grief......
Angelina isn't the only celebrity who helps others. She is simply the only one who hires photographers to take pictures of her and send it to all the major news outlets. There are so many celebrities who do amazing things, but don't brag about to everyone for PR reasons. The people who do good deeds, regardless of who's watching, are the true noble ones.
'From cradle to the grave a man never does a single thing which has any FIRST AND FOREMOST object but one – to secure peace of mind and spiritual comfort for HIMSELF' , so wrote Mark Twain.
I rest my case!
No one is shaming Jolie&Pitt here. We're just excanging opinions & thoughts about our problems home.
I am involved in aid work and have traveled to many different countries. It is my passion and therefore I fund all of my own trips. It is one of the many sacrifices one makes when one has a passion for something. Many people have a calling to help those less fortunate outside of the United States and many people are called to help the less fortunate here in the United States. I don't believe it matters where one is called to help serve the less fortunate as long as you're serving those who need it. Take a look at your own life and ask yourself if you're a person making a difference in the lives of others and stop shaming those who do, no matter where they serve.
Hey str8 outta Tx,
I live just outside of Nashville, Tn and these bone heads down here have voted to build a new CONVENTION CENTER instead of helping the children get a better education. Our schools are dismal at best and the teachers... Man, I applaud them for the work they do on what pay they do get. The law makers say it's all for the good of the city.
What about the kids future???
I don't know about you,but I worry about the kids of today taking care of me when I am unable to care for my self – never mind SOCIAL SECURITY!!!
This is the kind of crap I am talking about folks.
Spending MILLIONS of dollars on a convention center instead of the kids which should be an investment to OUR future.
Take care of the U.S. first before taking on other countries problems.
We have gotten to a point where we are helping others so much that we let our HOME go into a free fall. Its really a shame.
just another pretend person looking for publicity who has no idea what is or has happened in the area
April 7th, 2010 4:15 pm ET
i couldnt agree more. there are people living in d.c. within a stones throw of the white house who are starving. not to mention crime (and greed) is one of the foremost motives for crime in the u.s.
we're on a downward spiral as a country. though it's no one persons fault (at least no one who can change it overnight) there arent many people trying to be part of the solution.
the people who are wealthy should help... because they can afford to. and i dont deny that these countries need help either, but shouldnt they look a little closer to home.
Womb Raider is back at it again.... Angie needs more babies!!!!
It is very difficult to improve Muslim country without oil.
I really appreciate what they are doing for Bosnia people. I myself came here from that region and I know the situation there. .. Those people need help, that's true.
But now that I'm here, and I see broken hopes & lives here too – because of poverty ... America is the greatest country in the world, I whish everything to be perfect here :-)
She is remarkable woman!
Humanity gain a lot because of her ...
while stupid Aniston is making her birthday party...
Angelina goes to this places saying to this poor peopleyou not forgotten we will try to help...beautifull you go GIRL!!!!!
Dear Angelina and Brad ,
You and your family are the greatest example to humanity .
You inspires us to become a better person. please keep up the great work you are doing and know that our prayers and blessings are with you and your family .
I have been to Bosnia in 1997 with the US Army, the conditions there can be horrible. And the things these people have been through are just to hard to imagine. It is great to see someone bringing these people back to light really since Pricess Diana.
I hope one day a high profile actor will champion the cause of Palestinians still living under foreign Israeli occupation in the 21st century. That might help end this sad situation for all sides involved.
@Dragomir: Why would ANYONE want to preserve the Yugoslavia other than the serbs? And perhaps the serbs knew it would be bloody because they had the most to lose so they went to war with Slovenia first, then Croatia, then Bosnia and Kosovo. No one attacked Serbia – it was they who attacked every other state of the federation! Just accept it. That doesn't mean all serbs are bad...but a fact is a fact.
Vukovar in Croatia was the first city to fall to the serbs in that war:
Without Croatia's lucrative tourism and Bosnia's and Macedonia's strong agricultural economy it would mean that serbs would have to actually work instead of populating the cushy positions at embassies and consulates around the world.
What Angela and Bard are doing is admirable, at least they try to use their celebrity to bring awareness to humanitarian issues.
JOLIE SAYS: "I hope we can find solutions for the remaining tens of thousands of displaced people,"
I agree that there are people around the globe in need of help. And "tens of thousands" of them are right here in America. Who is helping those flooded from their homes in Rhode Island? Those who are homeless as a result of economic tragedy or mental illness? Families forced from their homes in forest fires, mud slides, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes?
I hear you and have always felt that way.
But look, first of all they do a lot hrer as well. Also this is their lives too. They have a rigth to spend their time, money and efferts where they see fit. Why don't we just say thank you?!
Angelina Jolie and Brad have dedicated their life to support the world poverty and that's great! Brad is building houses in New Orleans and they have donated money to rebuild New Orleans. It's good to know not all celebrity are just living in luxury.
It is cool that they use their fame to help everyone in the world.
God bless them. I used to think why aren't they using this to help people in this country. But they do that too! instead of being there, they could be here making more money. Yet they choose to help others.
To Joel T. – I agree completely with you, Joel !
Your comment is worth repeating:
"But what about the less fortunate folks here in the United States???
The are families in the hills of Tn, NC, and the Virginia foothills who don't even have a 6th grade education. That's the ENTIRE family.
I'm glad the Pitt / Jolie family does great things but can't we as a nation do something to help our own friends, families, and neighbors too???"
Jasmina, I am from the former Yu- They paint eggs in Croatia too...its not just a serb custom...and bosnia doesn't just have muslims...
At least she brought awareness about what happened in Bosnia...people brutally murdered,even younglings....and everything for creating Great Serbia.She should have visited srebrenica
jr97flyr, it is just amazing that no matter what someone does to help others, there will always be someone who says just what you are saying; "It is fake, it doesn't mean anything." The fortunate thing is, it really doesn't matter what you think. There will be people who will hear about these people's plight because she will report about it, since she is a Goodwill ambassador to the U.N., and maybe something will be done even by a private group or by a mission group, or who knows who. But it may just start with AJ's visit. She has accomplished more than you realize; you just don't want to give credit because you are either hung up on he distant past, or you are a Jen fan. Either way, it's sad to be so filled with hate you can't see when someone is really trying to make a positive difference. As an adoptive parent myself, I think it's fine if she helps another child, and lots of people have nannies and babysitters; who cares except the haters?
Has anyone complaining about what AJ did when she was a teenager or early 20s, ever had a child or been a wild one themselves? People grow up and mature, and so did she. She does not do dumb stuff she did when she was a kid anymore; she has grown up and acts like an adult. She does lots of charitable work for many organizations and that should be acknowledged. All you folks who worry about poor Jen should be asking what she does that amounts to so much for the people of the world or this country or anyone except herself and her friends. That is her right, mind you, but I am tired of hearing what a loser AJ is and how she ruined Jen and Brad's life, when Brad made it publicly clear he wanted to do a lot of charitable work and have a family and Jen did not. Does no one remember that at all? He practically screamed it from the rooftops. AJ was already involved in both and not looking to "steal" him; he left someone who didn't want what he wanted. Whether I like that or not is not the issue; it's just the way it is.
They did not "pimp: pictures of their kids, they donated that money to charity, like a lot of their money, and if you donated as big a % of your money to any charities here, there, or anywhere, no one would be in need. I am a conservative Christian, but I refuse to hate on these two for what they try to do to help others. I will pray for them and be glad thy are helping! Sheeesh! Enough!
Dog and Pony show plain and simple.
If she has everyone fooled then the jokes on them. She does not fool me. AJ does all this for herself and her publicity.
Keep thinking of her as a humanitarian she has you all fooled.
Three words the descibe AJ " FAKE FAKE FAKE"
So here we go yet again....
Another day of me trying to tell you folks to read my previous statements. So FOR ONE FINAL TIME.... Here it is.
Yes. I understand that Jolie/ Pitt have done fabulous work for the folks of New Orleans... However that is not MY POINT.
My point is and will always be WHY IN THE WORLD can't other folks pick up where they left off???
Why can't folks like all of you and myself do something to help make America better for those who need help???
Again, I am ALL for helping where help is needed but I believe in making sure our folks get the help FIRST before shelling out money to 3rd world countries. We are so far in the hole tha we will never get out yet most of you want us to $pend $pend $pend on all these other countries when we have problems here.
Many of you are on me about Katrina. I made a simple mistake not metioning that. That IS a true problem area that needs more help. No, Brad and Angie CANT fix that on their own. But we as a nation can help out too.
It's funny how we all band together after such things like Sept. 11th and Katrina and we love our neighbors for a couple of months then suddenly that love is gone and we are back to our same old ways.
"It's the governments fault, let them fix it!!!"
To that I say Bull. Get up off your butts and do something to help out.
Don't kick the homeless guy when you walk by. Lend him a hand.
Volunteer, do what you can to make your community better.
Now where ever you folks think that message is full of hate or ignorance I truly feel sorry for you.
To Cindy: Angelina travels to these countries not seeking publicity for herself, but to use her celebrity to bring publicity to the plight of these people: it is far from self-serving.
And to those complain that she offers aid outside this country: is a person suffering in another country not deserving of help? Is hopelessness and despair not universal? Humans are humans, and political bounderies do not lessen the suffering of those who reside outside our borders. They do too are deserving of our help.
Anyone that is from the former Yugoslavia can tell that the woman is the first picture is Serbian with the Easter eggs. So to all Serbs on this board, please stop complaining that she only visited Muslims and Croats. After all, who are the majority of the refugees from Croatia other than Serbs?
Joe, even you don't believe that what you say. So STOP saying it.
Hate is ilness not an opinion.
As someone who was stationed in Bosnia I can tell you that the country will start at it again and soon. The Tri Presidency and Congress is already back to Ethnic Bickering and worse. Europe should take the lead, but wont. This is Germany and Frances Back yard. They both refused to put an end to the fighting in the 90's, and will do so again when the fighting breaks out again.
How about we look within our own country, The United States of America, and start helping each other live better lives. There are still homeless people, homes without running water and basic amenities. How can we go off and give to other countries as we crumble away from the inside out? We need to look at our country and start repairing our faults and improve our living conditions. America is a family, we need to start looking out for and taking care of our family. If we can't do that, then what is the point of calling our country, the United States of America?
I would point out to Joel that they do bring awareness of poverty in our country, been to New Orleans lately?
All of this talk of help us first. Last I checked we were all human. This is just an effort to help humanity it does not matter who we help as long as we help. There is no number of who to help first. If you are that concerned with the people you talk about why don't you help them.
hahaha, yeah i was wondering how sandra knew that...it's like, "where you there?"
Just to clarify. In the first photo, which one is Ms. Jolie?
thank you joe!!
i was initially shocked when i reead the headline and my first thought was bosnia?! my country? dont get me wrong, it's nice to see someone even care enough to go and visit such a country, because as someone said earlier, it is away from the hollywood glitz and glamour. i am very hesitant to say that it's not a publicity stunt, but it is what it is. i love my country even though i dont live there anymore and if she could help it out, props to her, because she's doing something that i cannot ...and shame on the people complaining about her not visiting serbia, even after serbia didnt have to pay for the damage they incurred. a war is a war, but serbia and croatia are far more developed than bosnia; you cant even tell that a war occurred there 14 years ago!
Why has it taken so long for the charitable organizations in the world to respond to this crisis? America sent big-time aid to Haiti very soon after the earthquake. Celebraties and politicians flew to Haiti to "look" at the situation. And why hasn't the government for these refugees done something? The United States is always sending aid to everyone and his brother.
And who is with her kids while she is on charity trips? Yeah, I forgot. The nannies.
There are many comments here about how celebrities are only seeking out photo ops. However, you can really tell what separates the p.r. seekers from the ones seeking to really help are the celebs that actually open their pocketbooks and give generous donations. Brad and Angelina have done that many times. Judge them by their donations, not the photo ops.
It would be nice that CNN writes the fact that two old women on the picture are Serbian refugees and sisters. They do not have running water. Angelina Jolie decided to spend Easter with them.
I am so proud of you both. Thank you for all that you are doing for the less fortunate. I pray for everyone you meet that is in need and safe journey's for you and your family. Take care of yourselves.
Angelina Jolie is a great example of an exemplarary humanitarian.
Wow, what a coincidence.......a camera crew just happened to be there!!
wow you people who write stuff on here need to get a life.
did she come back with a dozen more kids???
JAsmina and Cate (and anyone else for that matter)... you ask where she was when serbian women were raped. Because it didn't HAPPEN. These were all lies concocted by the terrorist Serbian regime to stir up hatred in their own people to try to justify genocide against Croatians and Bosnians. THAT"S WHY!!! Srebian monastaries bombed..That happened because serbia unilaterally decleared war on any one who didn't practice their religion or speak their language. When the Croats and Bosnians defended themselves, well...stuff happens in hate fueled war.
They are amazing in what they do, it's NOT for publicity. All of you miserable people who criticize should put your own money where your mouths are. If each of you gave $10 a month to eradicate poverty in the US and the world, everyone would have a chance. Instead, you sit and pour scorn on people who ARE actually doing something. Shame on you all.
to all of you that say WHY CANT SHE HELP OUR OWN CITIZENS?.. i am not against that she should probably but do you guys ask your self how many celebrities does USA have and HOW many of them are doing the same as ANGELINA. (not many probably). She is helping other countries other celebrities should be helping people like that in this country(USA) I am Bosnian my self and i thank her and Brad for everything they done..
She wore a vile of BB's blood around her neck and french kissed her brother on stage....angel...think again
I am a person looking from the outside of these stories.For any of us born in America , to realy understand why these wars happen we need to start at the begining a hundred years or so ago.READ up on it you ll find it intersting.Back then there was royalty involved. I still have a mother-in -law living in croatia, she is 90 this month . It wasn t till about 30 yrs ago did she have running water piped in . NOT HOT -COLD . 10 yrs ago she got her first toilet. She still cooks on a wood burning oven-that also keeps her small three room house warm.
The phone was installed somewere with in those yrs. All this could not of happened if her son (my husband) and I did not send her money to do this. And ,if she got it safely, because even today they censor the mail. SO.....if any one can start the ball rolling why shouldn't it be the PITTS, would any one else do it.
She is a true spokeperson for the disadvantaged and should always be recognized for it. Too bad I can't get her to visit me.
You go girl! With your fine sway...
For those that are complaining about those in need in the US. Even though our Government is messed up and our tax $ dont always go where it should, It is still the best place on the planet to live. When the going gets tough..the tough get stronger and get through it. I know, I've been there. The weak just look at ppl with money for help and expect hand-outs. If the Appalachian's are that depressed then you should put your boots on and find a more prosperous place to start a new living. If you are unwilling to help yourself, why should you expect anyone else to help you? Why do you think all the illegal’s come to the US? They come with nothing and have everything to gain.
I think Ms. Jolie is amazing. She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. She is a wonderful actress and an outstanding individual. May God bless her and her family.
How can anyone here or anywhere criticize Jolie and Pitt for anything having to do with helping others? They have donated more money and time to helping others than anyone here that's critical of them will see in a lifetime. Most of you that are critical have probably never helped anyone. What have you ever done for the people in the Appalachian mountains Pete? What have you done for any unfortunate on the street you live on Pete? What a bunch of small minded morons.
@ Jo C:
well said 2 thumbs up (y)
These two old ladies are of Serbian nationality: Lena & Mara Babic. They are Serbian refugees in UNHCR Refugee camp. Does it really matter what nationality they are? Apsolutely not. They all need help and altruism we all crave for.
As a Canadian, we also have our share of troubles, if everyone were to just help a little in would be huge. As for Angela & Brad, they have done so much and still doing, they have bit hearts and truly care about the less fortunate in this world including those in the USA.
I love the fact that in there very busy lives with their beautiful kids that they still take the time. It is very good Karma!
BLESS YOU BOTH!
For those comments asking why more isn't done in the U.S., please look at what Jolie and Pitt have done in New Orleans...Instead of posting comments critical of these folks, it's time to get out and do something in your own community!
JOLIE, TRULY YOU ARE GOD SEND. HOPE WE WILL HAVE MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO HAS LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE NEEDY AND UNFORTUNATE ONES. MAY YOUR TRIBE INCREASE.
Rat hole – Bosnia-Herzegovina, beautiful country.
Degree in Political Science?! Hm. And you are using expressions like rat hole. Know the Balkan history?
Well, you really need to study more, there is so many things, so different sides of stories and you apparently just know one side.
M. SILVA April 7th, 2010 4:46 am ET
MR. ABUDU, NO OFFENSE, SIR. NOT ALL PEOPLE SPORTING A BEARD LIKE I SEE IN BRAD ARE BORED. I JUST DESCRIBED IT AS MUSLIM-LIKE BECAUSE THE BEARD IS LONG. BUT ACCRDG TO BRAD HE IS SPORTING A BEARD LIKE WHAT HE HAS AT PRESENT BECAUSE IT SIGNIFIES BOREDOM.
None taken, you didn't say beard; you said mustache. He doesn't have a Muslim "type" mustache. Many people have long beards and his is not trimmed in a Muslim fashion either. I think you just like reading what you type.
They DO donate millions of their money to help build homes in New Orleans- get the facts first you moron.
why dont you donate harley?
Odd ... very odd.
Did it not post because I was talking about Tiger OctoMom Jon & Kate or Jesse James?
wow...why doesnt she donate some of her millions to build something for these people...all talk,no action solves nothing....
Damir, I own property there and have been there dozens of times. I have a degree in Political Science and I know the Balkan history better than you will ever understand it. What rat hole did you come out of?
yeah its great Jolie brings awareness to hardship around the world but what about the homegrown hardship? When was the last time Jolie walked in front of our nationas capital? Or in the Appalachian mountains? Lets take help ourselves so then when can provide better and uniformed help for others.
Sure I do, Kevin. But you know what I meant. And you dont know what are you talking when you talking about Balkans, politics, history, suffering, war criminals etc.
Why Didn't you post my comment ? It had to be more relevant than "Damir needs to learn English before entering this blog..........."
Does it matter if they are "Muslim" or "Catholic" ? I can't believe some of you haven't changed at all. We are all EQUAL in this world and shouldn't be differed by race or believe...
Damir needs to learn English before entering this blog...........
Kevin Mayo doesn't get ironic speak. He is so literal.
God Bless You Angie & Brad.. Keep up the good work.
I think what Angelina and Brad do is so wonderful. They don't take the party line and help people in need. This isn't something for photo ops they are truly wonderful people that care the way people in the 3rd world countries get a chance for some sort of decent life. These people are very proud and you can see how Angelina and Brad make them feel very special because these people are. There are so many with so much that they need to think about what their contribution in life will be. Now Rich people do you really need 10 cars in the 6000 square ft. house. I don't know how you sleep knowing the children are starving to death. I don't have anything but I send as much as I could afford so I believe these people could do without 1 more car or 1 less painting etc..... SLEEP TIGHT DON'T WORRY ABOUT ANYONE BUT YOUR OWN RICH WORLD.
Kevin Mayo, Eraser just quoted another person.
Well after reading several of the comments, I would say that most of you have too much time on your hands. I personally commend Brad and Angelina for their efforts. They dont have to do anything for anybody, but they choose to do so. Where they choose is entirely up to them! It's their money! They earned it! People seem to latch on to people that have alot of money and get jelous that they dont have it. Those are the 1st to criticize. As far as the people in this country that are poor and homeless I can somewhat sympathize, but a great majority of those ppl made choices in their life to end up that way. Our government is so screwed up when it comes to dishing out cash for those in need. It's to easy to get money in forms of unemployment,food stamps,free housing ect..ect.. The ppl who really need some help just dont know how to get it, while millions of ppl totally abuse the system wasting our hard earned tax dollars. Our system rewards people that dont want to work and pays to just keep popping out more kids. Alot of those ppl also work cash jobs and live better than the middle class with cable tv and buy deli meat/expensive prepared foods,smoking their pricey ciggarettes and consuming their booze. I've seen this on countless occasions.Again.. Good job Angelina and Brad!
For those who are questioning why help is not shown in the U.S., you have obviously not heard of the outstanding work she and Mr. Pitt have done in New Orleans... although thousands of hardworking individuals work in this area daily, her fame is invaluable in bringing attention to the cause these workers fight for and I appreciate it.
Keep up the good fight Angie and Brad...some of us REALLY appreciate what you do!!
I'd hit it.
Eraser...........It is apparent that you have never visited the area or know anything about the history. For your information, their are Serbian and Croatian war crimimals being tried by The Hague for the war crimes in Bosnia. What planet did you come from? Idiots like you make this country a laughing stalk..................GET INFORMED!!!!!!!!!
Who are you Dragomir, and where are you from? It seems that you know lot a things about history, politics and situation in Balkans.
I agree they are doing a great thing, I am also with the ones that said why not here. I have a theory about that maybe they feel this is the land of opportunity and the people here can just ask for help where as the ones they visit have no where to turn to for help.
Agreed.. one day of flying visit will not solve problems. But you have to give credit to their determination in bringing forward these problems.. These two are a set of committed people and we have to accept that. I can say that people who are negative about such efforts havent done anything themselves to help others.
Ragusa, if you only read CNN than yes there was wild Serbs killing everybody else for Greater Serbia.
There is one problem though. Math doesn’t lie. Serbs are most ethnically cleansed with far the largest refugee numbers.
If you want to know real truth Serbs were trying to preserve Yugoslavia for two reasons.
1. They knew separation would be bloody. And it was.
2. Serbs lived across Yugoslavia like many other nations and real separation was not possible. That was proven to be thruth too.
The project of Great Serbia never existed and it was used as negative labeling to enforce political interest.
Now, what really happen is that West was pushing Russia out of Southern Europe (rightfully so if I may add) and whoever was perceived as the obstacle in that process, they were mercilessly labeled as a bad guy and enemy of US. So Serbs were the target since they were slowing the advances with there fight for freedom. Serbs were only real friend of US and long term will remain only reliable partner of US in Balkans. Look at the history. These people who greeted now US in Balkans, greeted Hitler with the same passion and will welcome anyone else for that matter.
Thank you angelina....
'the world is always in its better pace with a person like you who has wealth, power and most importantly the love for HUMANITY......'
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..
Here's the thing, if you live in the US, you have the opportunity to make your life whatever you want it to be. It doesn't matter where you come from, if you want a better life, you can make it for yourself here because this is a free country. The countries that Jolie/Pitt visit do not have the same freedoms and opportunities that we have. By drawing attention to these countries, it may in some way help to turn around the lives of the people there. Naysayers should probably put their money where thier mouth is and get off their collective butts and do something charitable instead of mouthing off. I'm just sayin'
I agree with Jorge. Sure it is great to help people as she is doing, but why not help all of the children and families in the US. So many children need help here, yet she goes to another country to help.
remember when she was making out with her brother
Well at least they bring awareness about what happened in Bosnia....brutally murdered people ,even younglings...and everything for creating Great Serbia.Angie should have visited Srebrenica....
Angelina visited Serbian refugees in Gorazde. In the first photo you can see Angie with Lena and Mara Babic, serbian women. You can see them holding colored eggs, custom in connection with Easter (muslims don't have this holiday). Interesting that CNN didn't mention this information. You have no idea how much media shapes your mind.
If Jolie is such a great person, why doesn't she and all the other spotlight hunting celebrities visit America's own displaced families. Why don't they use the money they get from the American people...to help the AMERICAN people, not these foreign countries. WE have people within our own borders that have been displaced, that are homeless, that are hungry, that need to be adopted. Why don't we take care of our own first!?!
Pojma ti nemaš, Dragomire. A ti Amina prenapuhuješ malo neke činjenice.
Želim da vjerujem da to što rade Andželina i Bred stvarno ima nekog pozitivnog uticaja na sve ljude bez obzira o kome se radilo.
oh great she's gonna kid nap another child , !
So what about you? Are you going to help the homeless now? Are you going to see that money is dividing you from your community? Examples are onl examples if others follow them..
I keep reading the blogs and came to one conclusion , that most of the people are so judgmental why she is not helping one why helping others. However, please just sit back for one moment and think what you would do if you were one of them.. Probably not much as many celebrities don’t do.
Thank you Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt, for visiting this part of the world, it seems that many have turned their backs on this beautiful and a potentially great country. We had a War in the heart of Europe for 5 long years , yet little was done after how many people died Oh, Yes over 200,000. I pray for you two and thank you for giving us a day of positive news that so many people reacted to it.
Thank you , thank you, thank you.
Greetings from Sarajevo...
Great work as always from the Jolie-Pitt family. Imagine all the people who could be saved if other superrich superfamous people would let go of their huge egos and reach out a hand or two...
Please stop missinforming your readers.
There are no Bosnians/Bosniaks and things like that. There are Serbs (shown on these pictures), Croats and Muslims with negligable number of other minorities living in geografic region called Bosnia.
After forcefull destruction of Yugoslavia, by many parties and US was one, these people are forcefully kept together in the Country no one of them likes or wants. Paradox to be even greater they are forced together by the same forces that enforced destrustion of Yugoslavia. And that was done under pretence that they can not live together.
How they can live together in smaller Yugoslavia called Bosnia now?
CNN seems to be continuing push of political agenda instead of reporting the news.
Ow help me please!
Whats is everyone here blablablaing about the goodwill of some 'famous person' to go and talk with the politcial leaders of a country. Shouldnt our politicians etc do these jobs? + as if there hasnt been enough talking done in Bosnia.
If you really want to help the poorest of the poor there: Look to the freaking EU! Borders should be opend between Bosnia and the EU. That will allow jobs to come to Bosnia (which has a lot of minerals in its mountains!) so even Europe can profit by opening the borders.
+ internal politics ar still verry poor with 3 presidents never agreein on anything. And that can only be solved if Serbia and Croatie come to a agreement on their Europe questions.
Maybe if we just invested in it, the people are willing. They dont mind working.
Im dutch, lived there for a half year (and still fly back there twice a year.
It's a great, and beatifull country!
Well done job Angelina! But I wonder what`s going on with a SERBIAN refugees???
Now that she has "raised awearness", she can go back to charging 15 million for a movie, wrecking homes and selling her own babies pictures for 10 million with a clear conscience.
Bosnia is a beautiful country! We are NORMAL people, and educated!!! We have a wonderful life!!!
We are not poor as SHE ("mothet Teresa Angie") shows us !!!!!!!
We don't need your FAKe smile, Angie. We don't need YOU!!!!!!!!!
I applaud them for using their fame in bringing awareness to these awful situations.
What I cant believe I'm reading are the negative comments. Really people are you that heartless and selfish. Yes we do have problems in out country, but isnt that why we vote? Arent our voted leaders the ones who are here to raise awareness for us? We dont need actors or singers to raise awareness, we already know its here. If it bothers you so much, then why dont you complainers do something about it. Instead of negatively attacking people who are trying to make a difference in the world, maybe you should get off your ass and do something constructive and not let someone else do the job youre complaining they arent doing.
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Being of mixed Yugoslav origin, it is heartwarming to see attention brought to the long history of war to the region and its effects.
As they say, "Rome was not built in a day", so every little step, however skeptically one may look at it, is a step forward to our future of peace.
I have very mixed emotions regarding the behavior of Angelina Jolie. She is a serial home wrecker with a social conscience. I totally agree with those who comment about the publicity that surrounds her actions. Are these humanistic efforts more about establishing her image? Truly great are those who make contributions to the world and don't seek recognition for them. There are many people that make overtures toward peace or humanitarian care throughout the world but don't practice the same in personal relationships. She controls so much of the media attention that she receives. Sadly, I can acknowledge the good that she tries to create in these public actions, but I don't consider her a person of strong character.
Angelina Jolie has put that look on over and over again for the cameras in many refugeee countries. It looks way over the top and very camera-conscious. Kind of spoils the moment.
This is good but I'm sorry the second picture with Angelina Jolie's sad, pitying face is .... a rerun! And looks put on.
Still, it brings attention to honest poor people's light and I guess that forgives it.
Baby shopping again I see!
Yeah, yeah. I also loooove how celeb-s never miss an opportunity to use somebody's suffering to promote themselves still another time.
Wow, she actually visited a European country for some goodwill work, I thought she had only reserved them to rent villas in.
thats a very nice couple,using their fame to touch lives..
MR. ABUDU, NO OFFENSE, SIR. NOT ALL PEOPLE SPORTING A BEARD LIKE I SEE IN BRAD ARE BORED. I JUST DESCRIBED IT AS MUSLIM-LIKE BECAUSE THE BEARD IS LONG. BUT ACCRDG TO BRAD HE IS SPORTING A BEARD LIKE WHAT HE HAS AT PRESENT BECAUSE IT SIGNIFIES BOREDOM.
Would GAZA be the next station for Jolie and Brad? I surly hope so as the suffering of the innocent people there and especially children and women is UNIMAGINABLE.
Good Work really. Hope these kind of awarness could also be made by more celebrities all over the globe. we all need it from time to time. Thank you Jolie and God Bless..
Why is this news? Why aren't the people who do this every day covered in the news?
America is pathetic.
M. SILVA April 7th, 2010 2:29 am ET
"Plus the fact the he admitted that he is BORED that's why he is sporting a muslim-like mustache. "
Mr. or Ms. Silva, can you tell me what "a Muslim like mustache" looks like?
@Richard Karn: Admittedly I would not be as aware or as informed of these issues if I hadn't married a guy from that part of the world. But that doesn't mean I am influenced so strongly by my husband's "propaganda" that I cannot consider other versions and interpretations of events. He has never denied these war crimes, and when I express horror at what Serbs had to endure during war times all throughout history, he is quick to say that some factions on their side were also capable of cruelty and barbarity (Black Hand, Scorpions, Chetniks). The Serbian government did issue a formal report and apology for the war crimes committed, including Srebrenica, and are cooperating with international bodies to bring their leaders to trial. Of course there are whack jobs who are ultra nationalists, who deny everything, and who still wishes to unite the Balkans under a "Great Serbia". But as a nation in general, I think Serbians were unjustly portrayed since then as the ONLY aggressors among all the Yugoslav countries, while all the rest were more or less handled with kid gloves because they are more pro-West and don't have strong alliances with Russia and China. I like America, I really do. I think it's a great nation that has done a lot for the advancement of humanity as a whole, and is looked upon by the rest of the world as a leader, whether they admit it or not. But Clinton did not just "bomb some bridges". People died. A beautiful city was destroyed. Google that.
I love these two. And, whatever BS the rag mags are putting out are just that....BS.
I with these two the best of luck and hope they stay together happy.
Jolie and Pitt have done more to help New Orleans recover from Katrina then any other people on the planet. Now they've turned their altruistic attention on another region in need. That these two celebrities use their international status to do positive things is a testament to their human awareness, and remarkable philanthropic attributes. Well done to the both of them.
I really admire your courage and love for humanity Ms.Jolie. You and Mr.Pitt have always been an great asset to the people in shadows. And if it wasn't for you and your partner, the world wouldn't have known the existance of such deprived people.
Cheers to all your great work!
great job !!!! no matter what they are doing something good . cheers to them....
Looks like you bought into a lot of propaganda from your husband. Do some research outside his words you may be shocked at what you find. Google: "Srebrenica massacre" for example. Just because Clinton bombed some bridges doesn't excuse stuff like that. True all sides did atrocities but the Serbs were #1 at that. The best thing they can do is accept it as a black mark on their history and move on like what the Germans did with the holocaust. Denying it won't make them look any better.
Helping people is good, but this is not an entrance to HEAVEN. Jesus said in JOHN 14:6 "I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE: NO ONE COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME." If there is SOMETHING we can do to people that is ACCEPTABLE to GOD is to TALK to people that UNTIL NOW JESUS IS SAVING SOULS AND IS OFFERING THE BEST GIFT TO EVERY HUMAN BEING and this is the GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE – HEAVEN. JOHN 3:16
I was amazed to most of the comments I've read about the humanitarian efforts that Brad and Angelina are "doing". These 2 people professed that they are atheists and yet people praised them. ANYTHING DONE APART FROM JESUS IS VERY VERY VERY BAD bcoz they are doing them for self interest. I believed that with JENNIFER ANISTON, BRAD IS MUCH BETTER OFF AS A PERSON. WHY? Because when Brad is with JENNIFER ANISTON Brad still believed IN GOD. This was shown by making their union LEGAL in the eyes OF GOD AND MAN. Angelina IS A VERY BAD INFLUENCE TO BRAD. She makes BRAD'S LIFE MISERABLE but pulling him away from GOD and it can be seen through Brad's appearance – MISERABLE AND UNHAPPY. Plus the fact the he admitted that he is BORED that's why he is sporting a muslim-like mustache. Their handlers want to KILL the issue of BOREDOM that's why the BOSNIA visit. I believed so.
I wish some people would get over the whole Bran and Jen breakup, it's been 5 years! They obviously weren't the perfect couple fans want to believe. They make it sound like Angelina forcibly took Brad away without his consent. Maybe if Jen wasn't too preoccupied with starring in a string of flops and spending more time with her trainer and her hairdresser, she would still be with Brad and have a couple of adorable babies. Jennifer made her choice, Brad got tired, and him and Angelina found in each other a partner with the same interest in family and humanitarian work. More power to all three of them.
I'm Asian but married to a Serb, and the best man at our wedding was a Bosnian Muslim. I've been to Serbia and it is a beautiful country. Horrible things did happen, and all sides suffered atrocities perpetrated by each other. I just wish that Serbia was not demonized by the biased Western media, and made to look like the only ones to blame for the whole conflict. What would the US or UK do if 10% of your land is being taken away by ethnic Albanians just because they settled there illegally and are now the majority in that area? Would you allow Texas to declare independence if Mexicans ever become the majority there? The US and their NATO allies bombed Serbia in 1999 for trying to contain the conflict in Kosovo. They hit bridges, hospitals, TV stations, the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, and imposed economic sanctions, the effects of which Serbia is only slowly overcoming now. The people I've met from all the former Yugoslav countries are happy that the bloody part of their history is over and are looking forward to developing their own nations and mending the image of that region to the rest of the world. I hope that it happens, for the sake of my future children who will probably live there one day.
Joly and Brad have good Hearts... This world exists 4.5 milliard years before us according to scientists. How long do we have to stay on this earth? May be 100 years... compare 100 years to 4.5 milliard years and tell me who are we down here ? The answer is nothing. Help if you can. Gallilea 400 years ago said the earth rotates around the sun, he got killed. Today people go in the moon to see the earth ... Love, peace that's all we need , republican, democrate, white, black, poor, rich, adults, kids..... don't matter....
Go Joly and Brad....
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are an inspiration to many millions (if not billions) of people. For them to visit these IDP's is a god-send, to tell these IDP's that they're not forgotten by the rest of the world, for they have suffered some of the worst cases of brutality and atrocities committed by Serb and Croat militias.
I hope both Ms Jolie and Mr Pitt would find the time and resources to visit the Tamil IDPs in Sri Lanka, and Tamil refugees in India, Indonesia and Australia. For they too have suffered heinous atrocities at the hands of Sri Lankan armed forces.
Great job on their part...I also wish there were more celebs out there who did more to help like these two do. They are role models and a good example of what we all should strive for. VERY ADMIRABLE.
THANK YOU ANGELINA AND BRAD FOR CARING FOR THE PEOPLE OF BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA WHO HAVE SURVIVED A HORRENDOUS GENOCIDE AND ARE STILL SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF THAT GENOCIDE SUCH AS REFUGEES WHO HAVE ARE STILL NOT ABLE TO RETURN TO THEIR PREWAR HOMES.
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!
I love Ms. Jolie and think all the things she does are wonderful. I would also love to see her do more charity work in the USA too though. (maybe she does and I just don't see it) I think we (AMERICA) always try to save the world but should help OUR people too.
And I doubt that your from "That part" of the world Marko, because you would probably appreciate her trying to help the rest of the world instead of cut her down.
just to um make a point...everyone in the US who needs help has access to it and choose not to help themselves. Other countries don't even have RUNNING WATER or any access to food. 3rd world countries have it FAR WORSE there than here in the US. I try to do my part by volunteering at habitat for humanity and serving food to the homeless every weekend. Who are these people going to go to for food? Angelina Jolie is one of the many people who help others who are less fortunate. Stop judging and how about do something about it? You wouldn't judge unless you have.
I am from that part of the world. Enough already!!! When Angelina walks the streets of Detroit, or Compton, or Harlem, or the west side of Chicago..... She can then be called an ambassador of goodwill. Why not tour the tent cities that have popped up all over this country due to the crisis, hell she has enough property why not organize a camp on one of them! Im so sick of all these publicity stunts by celebs. Im even more sick that they are actually getting press over it!
Did her magical one day trip do anything to remove the hundreds of live landmines that still plague the country? I've been to Bosnia, I've done my part to raise awareness of all the former-Yugoslavia states here in the US and like the poster above I got nowhere. This is retarded she needs to quit. I bet when she stops being famous you'll see her stop doing these useless UN trips. It's all to keep her in the spotlight till that next film hits.
They are awesome for going around the world and raising awareness.. now if Angelina could just be in an A movie..
Amen, Carrie! Those who find it so easy to condemn others, like Ms. Jolie, for reaching out to others throughout the world, and helping make all of us more aware of the needs of others, everywhere, really ought to take an honest look in the mirror and ask what they themselves are doing in their own lives to reach out and help those in need, wherever they are, in the US or elsewhere. There are people who are talkers/complainers, and then there are those who are doers. Which one of those ways of life do you want your family, nation and those in need, to remember that you were during your own life? Did you make an honest effort to make a positive difference in the lives of others, including those in need, or did you just sit on the sidelines of life, watch, and talk bad about those who did reach out and try to make a difference? It's never too late to get started, people, both here at home, and overseas. The choice is yours...
I can't believe what I am reading!
One "follower" says she would "give her life for Jolie!"
Apparently, she does not value life.
Jolie is simply "another Hollyweird wacko" out for herself.
Maybe since you are willing to give your life for her she will have your photo tattooed on her big posterior!
sorry but jolie is a publicity seeking freak , why is there a film crew with her ??? ppl call her a wonderfull mother .........umm she has a HUGE staff just to care for her children.
SAD SAD SAD SAD and sick of hearing about her
Seriously – people who are whining about poverty in the USA are people who have NEVER seen how people live outside the USA and the other first world nations. Those of us who have traveled and have seen what it's like for people living without sanitation, without water, without food, without money, without clothing and shoes – and no where to go, no one to help them, seriously. It's like night and day. Educate yourselves a little bit before you compare the USA to something you can't even comprehend and THEN maybe you'll understand why celebrities go to these places.
it means so much to me and others as well, that angelina and brad are helping peole over in bosnia that are my family friends, and that where neibhors,
god bless you angelina and brad
Angelina is being goody-goody when she is not. She is promoting her so-called 'good image'. I don't respect women who stole other people's husband.
For all of those who say, "Why don't they do this stuff in the US?" then do your research before you make assumptions (you may want to google Brad Pitt and New Orleans). But they also realize that humans don't live in a bubble and it's good for the soul to reach out wherever someone else is suffering. But I'm sure all of you already make donations to several American aid organizations. ;o)
Ok, I think what she is doing is awesome. She is a GOOD WILL Ambassador for the UN.. that is WORLDWIDE.. She and Brad do help the US as well.. Look into what they've done for New Orleans.
No one should criticize someone helping the less fortunate. If you have a burden for the US... before you offer your opinions, what are you doing to help the US?
I would be more impressed with Angelina's humanitarian efforts if she would start here first. What about all the displaced people in America who have watched her movies and made her the star she is today? How about a little return in the investment we have placed on her?!
Are you people CRAZY? Jolie is whacked out and stupid!! She does this for PUBLICITY. This only adds to her insanity...all the years of being doped up and high, not to mention being a home-wrecker, full of awful tattoes and now in the last couple of years she is randomly going out and "helping" the poor. I don't buy it for a second, she is a horrible person with a wicked soul.
To Guest, with the punctuation - hysterical!!! Might even show that one to my students.
Actually, Jolie is an ambassador. Part of her job is to travel and address needs and issues on behalf of your country. And the poverty and famine in your own country is being promoted by your own government and the people who constantly believe that Socialism is tantamount to Communism. People are so afraid to lose what they have, whether it be control, money, freedom, they end up taking from their neighbour. And then when your president tells you to pull up your boot straps and reach out and help, you reach out and slap instead.
Jolie helps those who request and appreciate her support. Because the Americans don't seem to.
These two do more for people both here and abroad than anyone in years. Who cares why they do it, just thank God they do.
Good Job Angie!
Great job Angie!
Thank you for helping to bring the focus of the plight of refugees to the people around the world.
You rock girl!
I'm wondering if any of the people complaining that Jolie needs to focus on Americans in need do anything for those Americans, themselves. It's in our power to help our own.. you know, you and I, normal people working a normal job with normal sums of money. We everyday people can't bring hope to the large number of refugees in other nations who are living in way worse conditions that what we see in this country. But she can with her fame and money and cameras following her. To each the job best suited. How about we all pitch in and match her effort for those less fortunate in the U.S....
Please do not knock Jolie and Pitt for trying to do their part in helping people. I respect them for using their celebrity to help those less fortunate then themselves. At least they are trying to do something good in the world.
In reality, publicity is one of the best avenues to take in the process of addressing issues like this. When proper awareness is brought to an issue, usually more people will try to help. Pitt and Jolie have also donated money to different organizations in the past.
To the poster who said to take care for those within the US – Pitt did something a couple years ago where he tried to build houses for those left homeless after Hurricane Katrina. I'd say that qualifies as helping Americans back home. Also, Jolie had visited soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the summer of 2009.
Thank you Jolie and Brad! God Bless you and your family!
Its a good thing the Serbs didn't find them there.
There is no comparison between the poor and homeless in America than the other war torn countries..most of the homeless in America are poor and homeless by choice because they are either on drugs or have mental illnesses and they don't want to be helped, otherwise there are all kinds of organizations, welfare and charities available for these kinds people in America but the same isn't true for other countries that is these people go to those places to help
The Jolie-Pitts have donated millions out of their own pockets, which is more than I bet any of you haters would do. And they do help those in their own backyard as well. They moved to New Orleans and have contributed greatly to efforts to rebuild it. Geeezz.
People who want to tear apart others wo are doing good and say, "well that just isn't good enough" are PATHETIC!!
Even if all they did was use their fame to bring issues to light, that would actually be enough. But they do a lot more.
I truly pity the people that stoop to insult two individuals that are making an honest effort to enrich the lives of people all over the world and not just in the US. Show me the poorest guy on the street corner panhandling for a few bucks in this country and you will see someone that is living a much easier life than millions of people in those other countries. If all you can do is spread your negativity and insult people that are at least trying to help others then YOU are the ones that are poor.
Regardless of their chosen lifestyle or how they choose to raise their children, they have earned the right to be respected and appreciated for all they have done.
My photojournalist friend went to Bosnia in 2006 and toured thru the refugee camps and did a pictorial – couldn't sell it to any newspapers or magazines because nobody cared about the story.
Brangelina goes and now it's a cause.
Puulleezz.....get real. The press only cares about a story on these two characters and not the Bosniaks.
Ask yourself if you knew of the plight of the Muslim widows from the atrocities before this article. Right.
As a Canadian soldier who went in with the UN to set up the 'safe havens' in Zepa, Gorazde and Srebrenica, I take some comfort in the Bosnians' plight not being completely forgotten, but am haunted by the fact that even though some of the war criminals have been brought to justice, an investigative eye has not been cast towards those in the Hague and UNHQ under whose watchful eyes the massacres and atrocities took place...I still see the faces of those who were promised protection
Most people who criticize her are either jealous of her or they are republicans who don't like her running around the middle Eastern countries helping people there.
I'm confused as to why people in the U.S. are somehow considered more valuable than others around the world. We don't somehow need to help people in our own country more than those in the rest of the world. People are people.
I'm amazed at people that want to be critical. I've heard enough from these two celebrities to know they're intelligent people, and I don't imagine all the press they get is something they enjoy that much after all these years. So, they use it to direct people toward causes that are worth thinking about. How can you be critical of that? They give time and money to causes all over the world, including in the U.S. After all the volunteer work I've done myself, I can tell you the most rewarding thing you can do is help others. Considering Angie's emotional issues we've seen in the past, doing these things is also good for her. She probably does get something out of it, but I don't think the publicity is what she seeks.
Give them both a break and allow them to do some good in the world. It is so much more than most people can claim about themselves.
I am so tired of seeing photo ops with Angelina and Brad in situations that they have NO IDEA about, and never will. Too easy to fly in for a few hours, look concerned, and fly off to an expensive hotel...Everyone says "isn't that nice that they visited..." Sure, their visits might raise awareness, as in "oh, that's too bad". I'd like to hear about actual, tangible CHANGE. If all the people that have commented positively on this story (300+) actually were moved to donate money or time just because Angelina and/or Brad had , I might change my mind.
I'm of two minds. They are either saints on earth, or pretty darn savvy. Perhaps both.
No pictures of Bradley?
$20 says she will adopt a Bosnian child, or in other words pull a Madonna.
She is the best!
Angie we love you........... The Bosnian people are the kindest people I have ever met, and your visit to these people means alot......!
WE LOVE YOU BRADJALENIA...........
WE LOVE BOSNIA............
BOSNIA IS AN AMAZING NATION......
BLESS YOU ANGIE,
BLESS YOU BRAD,
BLESS YOU BOSNIA!
@Jasmina: O girl, please shut up!
Cindy, you're so ignorant.
Joel T, so what have you done for humanity lately?
Jolie seems so genuinely caring and willing to use her fame for good. She is truly a role model for other rich-n-famous people. For her to live in such luxury and see others suffer in abject poverty must be very trippy. I'd sure like to see someone like the arrogant, uber-rich Donald Trump see how the other side lives and lend a hand.
IF ANGELINA WERE IN AFRICA THEN PEOPLE WOULD COMPLAIN OF WHY SHE ISNT IN THE U.S. OR ASIA OR ANYWHERE ELSE THAT ISNT WHERE SHE IS AT THE MOMENT. NO ONE IS EVER PLEASED. AND THE NEED IS ALWAYS GREATER SOMEWHERE ELSE. HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE VOLUNTEERED TIME OR MONEY TO A NEEDY CAUSE THIS YEAR TO BE PASSING ON JUDGMENT. SHE BRINGS ATTENTION TO CAUSES THAT SHE FEELS STRONGLY FOR. HOW ABOUT JUST CHEER ON YOUR FELLOW MAN WHEN HE/SHE IS DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE. PEOPLE LIKE TO HEAR THEMSELFS COMPLAIN AN AWFUL LOT.
Jolie and Pitt, visit displaced families in Bosnia
or Jolie and Pitt visit, displaced families in Bosnia
My husband and I will always differ in opinions about Angelina Jolie but one thing we do agree on is that she does do great work for the U.N. What is astonishing to see is that people would rather listen to a movie star about great causes then listen to most politicians (Obama excluded, of course)
Jolie is real angel.I love her.Really good job.
Angelina is a compassionate person who makes difference and who truly cares.
It takes two people to break up a marriage... would you really be so righteous if you fell in love with someone and that someone loved you back?
i want to think she is doing great work to help people in an unselfish way. . but thinking what she did such a selfish act to break the marriage of another woman and her current companion, I always have great difficulty in believing her being selfless... I wish she showed that by her personal life, as well as public life.
Hey Angie & Brad, I'm sure glad you live in Los Angeles too!!! What a great role model for your kids, celebrities, and the world. I am so proud of you both, transcending your celeb status with good works around the world. You are both truly global ambassadors of goodwill and humanitarian causes. For all the people posting negative comments – unless you have done more for humanity, shut up! Not another word!!!
Angelina, you are a great human being! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a light in the areas of darkness and misery, to the forgotten people of Bosnia, Darfur, New Orleans...!!! May you live long and prosper. I send you my good vibes! And kudos to you and Brad on doing a great job on parenting as well!!
People are getting the wrong message here -- she's smoking HOT!!!
Jolie gives 1/3 or her salary to charity... but you guys are probably right, she does it for the money and publicity...
ANGELINA HAS MASTERED THE ART OF FOOLING BRAD AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND TO THE TRUTH IN THE BIBLE. SHE IS A BIG FAKE AND AM NOT SMITTEN OR CONVINCED WHATEVER SHE IS DOING IN THE GUISE OF HUMANITARIAN WORKS.
Kathryn and Getreal, two people I can relate to on here. I don't watch movies in theaters to support these drop outs. There was an "Against Piracy" campaign that mentioned there are other people involved in the making of these movies who are going to be hurt with piracy not just the actors – Then why aren't actors willing to cut their salaries to pay for these behind the scene workers? Why do I want to pay $13.50 for these morons? Can you believe how much these people get paid for being lucky (not beautiful but lucky), right place at the right time and for being a drop out.
We put so much money in their pockets because we want to be entertained for a few hours, and they run away from California at a mere mention of a TAX Increase because they want to maximize their profit and rob us blind, and give nothing back.
omg! she has so much hair!
My god. Just go there and live you over paid freak. Both Brad and his pedophile wife. I am so tired of these liberal movie stars trying to get a tax deduction. Wake up people.
good for Brad and Angelina – all year – they help others
I'm sure this will sound non-mainstream, but I can't invest more than a second of my time and life on people like this. They have made countless millions on trash and below average talent thanks to the great big machine of Hollywood and people willing to spend $13.50 to see the crap they produce. Watched gone in 60 seconds lately? Need some tattoo ideas? Take a look at her back – no, not the tramp stamp, all the other nonsense. What is your point? People, they are giving away YOUR money and still living like queens...get it? The only thing that is more disappointing is all of the people that buy in to your PR and self-satisfying 'mission'. Brad, you could have done much better....so sad.
By the way, why is this news? Apparently People Magazine and TMZ cover this kind of reporting. CNN is officially no longer my home page.
I admire and respect Angelina more than any other actress around...she's got guts and does more for the world than tossing her hair, wearing a bikini, or posing with another boring boyfriend....Brad is a lucky man and so are the children...I wish more people would appreciate their input than listen to mean gossip
You can't steal a husband that doesn't want to be stolen. Angelina
is awesome in her humanitarianism and lovely inside and out!
Wait, let me check the upcoming movie release schedule....yes! Yes, I see that Jolie has a movie coming out. I'm sure there is absolutely no relationship between this well publicized mercy mission and the well publicized movie...oh, wait. *Could* there be?
No, no, of course not. Jolie isn't wearing makeup and her hair isn't carefully coiffed....no, no, wrong again, she *is* wearing makeup, her hair *has* been carefully coifed and remarkably, the lighting to show the joy and agony on HER face is simply perfect.
Sigh. What would we do without such angelic creatures, completely without agenda, to tell us how to feel? What *would* we do if we weren't being manipulated?
FOR ALL YOU NEGATIVE PEOPLE, I'D LIKE TO ASK WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOUR NEIGHBOR, COMMUNITY, LOCAL SCHOOL, ETC LATELY OR EVER??? NOT EVEN SUPERMAN/SUPERWOMAN CAN BE EVERWHERE AT THE SAME TIME. I AGREE TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE. SHE IS INSPIRING & HAS OVERCOME ALOT OF PERSONAL & CELEBRITY ISSUES. IT TAKES A VILLAGE NOT JUST ONE HUMAN & SHE DOES WHAT SHE CAN WITH WHAT SHE IS BLESSED WITH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH WHAT YOU HAVE?
that's not funny. That women lost her home. After 15 years she is still refuge. Who knows what happens to her family.
All the best for Angelina and Brad.
Teach them how to curve the bullet so they can defend themselves better!
Spreading the word is as easy as 1-2-3, when your priority isn't to work and bring food to the table. People like her can do more than just spread the word. Donating more than half of her unneeded wealth to poor and those in need. Look at Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, now those are true angels.
Spending time with the poor instead of spending your money on them is poor focus in my thinking.
oh lawrd, here we go with the haters. jolie has been doing this type of work for years, prior to adopting Maddux. she's not worried about some silly article that InTouch is running. and for those complaining about the lack of work she/brad are doing in the US. ummm, newsflash, they relocated the family to New Orleans for the sole reason of putting the focus back on the city. in fact brad worked w. the city and/or an architectural firm to rebuild houses lost to Katrina. seriously, why even waste your time nitpicking at someone else's charitable actions? its says more about you as a person....
I think what Angelina and Brad are doing is wonderful ... but I question why she doesn't stay focused on the USA. I know they have done a lot for the Katrina victims, but there is still a lot more poverty in the United States that can be focused on. I wish that we would take care of our own before moving on to other countries.
...isn't that the old lady that played Borat's mother, in that first photo?
LOL @ Robert Doty @ sleeping wit hoars.com Send it to me. Me speaka Bosnian. Ima da ole ladi in da pic with Angelina.
All of those people who are wondering why nobody is helping the Serbian families... here is an answer for you.....because Serbian people were the ones who started the war in Bosnia. They were the ones who wanted to take over the entire country and call it Serbia. They were the ones who were trying to do the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. It is beause of them that Bosnian people are spread around the world even to this day. Bosnian people were FORCED to leave their country in order to survice. Serbs thought that they would be happy if they took over Bosnia and if they killed all the muslims. Yet, their lives are so miserable. If you ever get a chance to go there and visit you can feel how all of their cities are so empty and so depressing. When we were all living together, the Bosnian muslims were the joy and highlight of their lives. Now, that things have changed they live very depressing lives on their own. I would inform people to do research in order to know the truth. As far as myself, I was there during the war ...I am telling you the truth based on my experience. I agree with this statement "hand over the war criminals to the Hague and then perhaps the UN will help Serbians". God is watching over the Bosnian people and protecting them. Thanks to Angelina and Brad for their support and understanding. Bosnian people have very big hearts and are thankful for even the smallest things that come their way. Thank God for the oportunity to come to America. God Bless President Bill Clinton for allowing this to happen and for saving my life and for keeping me and my family safe from the enemies.
I do agree with what Jolie and Pitt are doing, there is a lot of poverty in the world, the conditions that those people are living in are horrendous. And this needs to be known to everyone. The sad thing is that it’s just not in Bosnia, but all over the world. Most of us who live in the US and have it good, have absolutely no idea as to what is going on in other parts of this country much less the world. I also agree that there isn’t much done by individuals in the public eye, such as the movie stars, here in the US. We have people in the United States (the wealthiest nations in the World) that do not know how to read, that do not have a safe home, that do not have there own washrooms, but out houses. That is soooo unbelievably sad to have this going on in this country. Our government is not doing much to fix this problem, because simply they don’t care. And those who have money and power, people like Jolie and Pitt, choose to go out side of this country to make people aware of poverty in other countries, but what about in the US. I have yet to see those type of individuals go to parts of this country and let the world know how some of our people live. People like Madonna, Pitt and Jolie, adopt kids from other countries, but what about the kids who are homeless and in foster places here in the US? I’m not disagreeing with what they are doing, it’s great that they help people, but what about people that need help here? Who’s helping them, and if they are being helped, why isn’t it publicized, why don’t we see this?
Definitely agrees with Buster and Jami. Go away Angelina... oh yeah, she is away.
I am an American, but I LOVE Bosnia and vacationed there two years ago (search YouTube for "Bosnia Vacation"...I'm pretty sure I'm number one on the list). I still have about $500 U.S. dollars' worth of Bosnian currency which I found out is completely useless outside of Bosnia (it's not possible to convert "convertible marks" back into dollars outside of Bosnia...I didn't know this before I left the country).
Anyway, I'd like to know what to do with this money. It's useless to me...and could do a LOT of good in Bosnia. My only stipulation is that I will not give it to a religious organization...it must be a secular organization. Do you have any suggestions? If so, please post them to my YouTube pages, or send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Thanks!
Who cares!!! Sheesh, why isn't she home bonding with all her kids? Oh wait, she's trying to adopt again. Fake!!! I could care less what she's doing.
She's my hero!! Angelina is a saint for all she does for those who are worse off than we are. Yes we have less fortunate here in the USA but really, the things these people have gone through is just horrific. Brad is one lucky dude having Angelina, what a beautiful thing! Just sit back and think of those things they do, of course they can do those things being a celebrity and rightfully so. Way to Go Brad and Angelina!!
Did anyone else notice that InTouch just wrote a really bad article about how terrible of a person she really is? I think this was a pathetic attempt to fix her public image and she used her goodwill ambassador role to do so. Is everyone forgetting she was a drug loving freak who wore blood around her neck a few years ago, even her father, John Voight said she has mental issues. I can't stand this woman, she needs to go back into the hole she crawled out of!
i like the photo at the top with jolie, an old croatian woman, and E.T. when he was sick. could a sequel to the extraterrestrial movie classic be the subject of jolie's new film, to which this fake humanitarian story is a veiled reference? i hope so!
Reading some of these comments are pretty funny to me. I don't understand why people think Jolie and Pitt are out helping people for publicity, helping people to make money, or even funnier, why are they not helping people here in the US? First of all, why would you bring such negativity to something positive that they're both trying to do? Second, if you're so concerned about the people out here in the US, then why not start with yourself? Go out there and help other people in need. Travel other countries (3rd world countries), see their way of living and then criticize. Lots of kids in different countries are without food and EDUCATION from the day they were born to the day they leave this life. This topic can go on and on. I just think people need to leave them alone and let them do what they LOVE to do. Not criticize them for something YOU can't do!
Dear Brad and Angelina, please go away now.
Angelina and Brad are atheists, which makes it very funny to see all the religious sheeple babbling "god bless you".
Angie and Brad, you are awesome, and you are living proof that mythical gods are not necessary in order to be good human beings.
Are the Bosnians accused for genocide or Serbs?
What are you smoking?
Jolie loves the left
Bosnians are Serbs and Croatians! Who do you think are Bosnians???
Go read the history before you write. Most Serbs and Croatians are Christians some took muslim religion, they are the same people just diferent religions.
you are death wrong. You should go and learn the history but not from serbian or croatian books. You are so intolerant. Go and tell Americans that they are not Americans because they are German, French, Polish,...etc. Go to Serbia or Croatia because you fit there. Even better go to serbia in live in the country accused for genocide. Shame on you.
Deanna, you are as dumb as Angelina.
Deanna, I am with you, Bravo!
It's so refreshing to see genuine people like Angelina and Brad, taking time to enrich their lives learning about their world and using their fame and fortune to enrich the lives of others. One gets tired of reading about the latest plastic surgery some starlet got or who is cavorting with whom. I admire this super couple and they are very fortunate and don't take it for granted. Bravo!
The smell of this manure is a pure stench....................... I can't believe that there are so many uninformed people who never have taken the time to fine the facts of what happened in Bosnia. How can so many stupid Illiterate people, who do not understand the religious or ethnic differences, make any type of a serious comment on this subject. Where were Jolie and Pitt when Serbian children were being bombed, when Serbian women were raped by Bosnian Muslims, when fourteenth century Serbian monasteries were destroyed? They were in their beautiful California homes and didn't even know what was happening. Take a visit to Dalmatia, Knin, and visit the bombed out Serbian homes and then make a comment...........How pathetic for a photo opt for Jolie!!!!!!!!!!
Turkish conquest and Slav population in Bosnia converted in large numbers to Islam to protect there families.
Sorry for the mistakes in 1st sentence "Thank you for what you are doing".
7th sentence"Many children had been amputated".
Mrs & Mr Jolie-Pitt travel for free thanks to donations to non-profit organizations and 'visit' places of heartache and despair,then they go home to one of their many mansions paid for by movie-goers with a house staff of 20+.
Meanwhile, Sean Penn is actually out there in the trenches and helping with his bare hands and pure thought from a foundation he personally is supporting financially –
Joliet-Pitt is media illusion, Sean Penn is the Real Deal. Thanks Sean.
Angelina Jolie and Brad, Thank you of what you are doing for the poor people in the world – you are diamonds – diamonds reflect LOVE. You love people in the world without distinction of Colour and Race. You are examples for the Whole World. Richest people should have taken examples and perhaps miseries could have diminished.
But throughout your travel, please don't forget children of HaitÏ. Many children had been amputed, some have no arms and feet.
The world will not forget Haitï if the CNN and others always focus on it. I hope that you also you will not forget this disastrous country.
Lila, how about the Bosnian people that are Turkish descend from about 5 centuries ago???
@Stevey- they don't need publicity for themself you m--n
you just jealous for the lavish life, well do something and you can have that too
@ Jasmina, it is sad that there are so many refugees in Serbia but you forget it was the Serbs who started the war. Bosnians suffered the most and so did Croatians while Serbia still hides its war criminals. hand over the war criminals to the Hague and then perhaps the UN will help Serbians...
They would do more good for everyone if they were better example themself. They are sad people just like the most people from Hollywood.
There are poor people everywhere, maybe start from your own country? I know some people without running water here in USA.
Angelina, you are genuinely a kind and compassinate human being. Your actions are even more beautiful than you. May God bless you in this life and hereafter.
My family just returned from Bosnia in September, 2009. These people are some of the kindest, caring, and self-sacrificing people that I know. They love it when Americans come to their country to see what they have accomplished since our American soldiers gave their lives for their freedom. The Bosnians have been through so much, yet they move on each day making the best of their lives.
Thank you Angelina for taking time to see and touch this special group of people. More Americans need to experience this beautiful country.
As someone who was born and raised in "Appalachia" and graduated from Appalachian State University, and now LIVES in Bosnia, I would like to invite Joel (and any of the others who are attempting to compare the hardships of the two locations) for a visit. There is absolutely NO comparison. The United States gives people endless possibilities to improve their lives; myself being one citizen who took advantage of these opportunities. As far as I am aware, tens of thousands of citizens were not killed in wars in the Appalachian Mountains in the last two decades. Please come visit, and you will see why humanitarian relief efforts (no matter who backs them) are essential to this part of Europe. I am serious, I will mail you a plane ticket. We can tour here in Bosnia & the war torn and devastated parts parts of Serbia, and then we can fly back to Charlotte and drive hours up into the Appalachian Mountains. And we can pick you up a Starbucks at Walmart on US Hwy 321 along the way. I am certain you will have a change of heart if you accept my offer. No, these people here were not born in the States, but they are some of the kindest, most generous, and most welcoming citizens I have had the pleasure to meet. (This includes Bosniaks AND Serbs). They are also extremely hard working, and dedicated to improving their lives, but finding it impossible due to endless miles of political red tape and arguing selfish politicians. Please, come visit, and I assure you, you will fall in love with this part of the world, and next time, will be defending it, instead of criticizing people who wish to help it.
I commend Angelina and Brad for being cultured and selfless Americans, and hope that more of us will follow in their footsteps. Thanks Y'all AND Puna Hvala.
I adore Angelina. She is truely an angel!
These are just photo opts. They pretend to be in tune with charitable causes yet they still live the lavish life. They need the puplicity to keep their popularity so that they stay marketable. I don't buy any of it.
@Cindy: In the case of Brangelina...it's the publicity that chases them...not the other way around. Truly selfless acts on their part, if you've followed their history at all.
Thank you, Brad and Angie, for all that you do to help those less fortunate. Even though your efforts may be just a drop in the bucket, at least you're doing something and TRYING, which is a lot more than most people do. Keep up the good work and keep your focus on your goals. More power and good karma to both of you!
I lived through Bosnian war in 1992-1993, the country is still in very bad shape even after 18years. I'm thankful to people like Angelina Jolie who are trying to help people of Bosnia. To Bill Nash: If you ask Bosnian people, international community were responsible in part for the Civil War in Bosnia. They let serbs kill on thousands and thousands innocent people and on the end they gave them a big rewards, most of the country to control it. It is International problem, because they created it.
I did not realise this was still going on in Bosnia.
Thank you Angelina Jolie, good karma to you !
Saying Angelina is looking for publicity is like saying Tiger wanted the world to know about his affair. They are not looking for media attention, media finds THEM. That's what media sharks do for a living – find a story people are going to talk about, even if it's none of their or their readers' business.
a real woman!!!
Jolie should pester the Bosnian government to get with the program. There is no reason after 15 years since the end of the war that the government could not have moved these people and trained them for any number of jobs. The goverment of Bosnia is responsible, NOT the international community.
To Cindy: Privately assisting wouldn't do nearly as much as promoting awareness to the cause. You can't just throw money at a problem and hope to fix it. Yes, it's publicity she's after – but it's publicity for the cause, not for herself (I doubt Angelina needs to promote her own fame).
Complete publicity stunt. Congrats on getting some photos out, but how about physically doing something to help these people to show you really do care.
you cared enough to comment.
Please for the love of God!!!
NO ONE CARES
AND IF THEY DO THEN THEY R NOT USING THEIR TIME WISELY.
THIS ISN'T NEWS......
Did you see the video of the Serb Paramilitaries massacring Muslim men and boys in Srebenica ? It was all over the news.. Last week the Serbian Parliament finally acknowledged the atrocities they had committed. Check CNN and any other news outlet... (doubtful about FOX News though)
Which one is Angelina?
I'M SO FED UP WITH THIS TIGER WOODS STORY YOU GUYS HAVE HARPED ON THIS FOREVER. AJ GOES OVERBOARD WITH HIE YELLING I, AS IF HE;S PERFECT. GET OVER YOURSELF AJ YOU NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DELIVER A STORY WITHOUT SOUNDING HYSTERICAL YOU AND BROOKE. YOU PEOPLE IN THE NEWSARE CRUEL AND DESTROY A HUMAN BEING .IT'S NOT OUR BUSINESS WHAT HE DOES IN HIS PERSONA L LIFE. HE'S NOT OUR PRESIDENT, HE'S A GOLFER AND I DON'T WANT TO HEAR THIS TRASH.. ALOT OF US ARE TUNING YOU OUT.. NO MORE SHOWBIZ FOR US.
she's not SEEKING publicity you idiots, she's a UN goodwill ambassador and it is her JOB to shed light on these sort of things, her celebrity ENABLES that, not every one is selfish, not every one is stuck in their little circles only surrounding themselves with people who think like they do, this couple has done good with their lives and are the very best of what celebrity should be
We have this problem in our own country. WE have many Vets with out homes and jobs etc.. Start here first.......
There is no words that can explain how happy I feel abour this.
You two are the angels.God bless you & your family.
The world needs more Angie Jolie..How many other stars helped rebuild New Orleans beside Brad Pitt?? probably count them on one hand..
Bottom line: I donate time, money and goods. I'm not employed, however, I do what I can when I can. I will never understand others putting people down for trying to help or suggesting that the Jolie-Pitts could "do more"!
When people give of themselves however we can and are criticized by people who want more...*wow*.
You want change, you want something better, GO do it YOURSELF! Commit your time, money and effort for your cause. Please do not sit around and wait and ask others to do it for you! And then put others down for their goodwill efforts. OMG!
I am so sick of hearing idiots knock Angelina Jolie because she is with Brad Pitt. She is not a homewrecker. You ever wonder why Anniston can't keep anyone she dates? You dont see her doing anything constructive with her money and time. Angelina has been involved with the UN for years and has donated millions of her own money to causes all over the world. She and Brad have children together. They are more together and married than he and Anniston ever were. Get over it folks, move on. You should be supporting this strong, intelligent woman with a heart for what she does not what you think she might have done years ago, which is not true anyway. And if you are asking why she isnt helping her fellow Americans, you need to educate yourself and stop judging her.
Angie is awesome! A knockout sensation as a person and humanitarian, I know what Brad saw in her. Pure delight. I love her. Keep up the great work Angie.
Angie, when are you planning to visit the Serbs in Kosovo and see the quality of life they are living?
Angelina's visit to Bosnia only, makes no sense. The problem of displaced people as a result of the last war in Yugoslavia is much more acute in Srebia where 250.000 Serbs taht were expelled from Croatia and Muslim teitories in Bosnia still live in misery, much worse than those in Bosnia. Wake up Angelina and don let yourself be manipulated by Croatian and Muslim lobbists in UN.
where is kim kar-ass-dian lying on a yacht in miami,?? or Heidi Montag promoting herself or jennifer aniston promoting her frickin 'latest movie..
And who is putting others down???
I commend anyone who does great deeds for others.
Angela, I pitty you. Really I do.
You sound rather childish having to go the whole "mommy hold your hand" thing.
As I said earlier (since you are too thick headed to look it up). I do volunteer and I do charitable work through my church.
I haven't ONCE put anyone down for doing a good deed.
Now, other than YOU putting folks down in such child like manner
What have you done to make your litlle place in the world "that much better"???
Can anyone remember the quote "one person at a time"
If each one of us takes a moment to help our neighbor we can accomplish great things . To complain that someone is helping others is not welcome. Yes we have misfortune in this country so those of you who feel someone should do something in this country ,,,you be the one to start volunteering in a worthy cause .
Jolie and Pitt ,yes have more resources then many of us,and can travel but I bet many of you can only travel a few miles perhaps ,blocks before you come upon a person or population that needs help.
Each one of us as a human being has a responsibility to help, not just the rich and famous because they have money. Did you see the smiles in those pictures by Jolie, people need to know they are loved and thought of.
I have been having great difficulty but just gave someone some money to help pay a bill. The family was so appreciative and it made a differnece.
Do not disparage people for helping others.
One by one we can make a difference in this country so please volunteer, take someone under your wing and help.
There are many resources in this country and one of them is each one of us.
God Bless you and your family!
I think Angie rocks at whatever she does, and it's great to have her as UN ambassador.
Why do these comment threads always turn into arguments. It's so lame. I appreciated and respected this article for what it was until I read these comments, now I feel like I've completely wasted the last twenty minutes of my life. Is it really worth it to fight over whether or not Jolie is a good or bad person or what her intentions are? Who cares!!! What matters is that there are people suffering and she is doing something about it. Please stop judging so harshly.
AFAIK she's not only flying arround the but also donates 50% of her income to aid organisations.
I agree with most of the posters. Two people do charitable work and people whine and complain.
God Bless anyone who tries to make a difference and God help those who point fingers and complain!
Joel T: take your meds and volunteer your time and money. If you want Detroit "fixed" go fix it and quite complaining like a little girl!
It never surprises me that weak minds always criticize the good work of other, like you Joel T...weak. Do you want mommy and daddy to hold your hand whilst you pee?
Get a grip, go volunteer your time and money and quite putting others down for doing so!
Joel T...stop crying and do something about your chief complaint.
It comes as no surprise that the most Beautiful couple on earth have also the kindest heart. Brad & Angie, you are an inspiration as well as a living example of what our true mission in life should be. God Bless....
Wow. Someone does good any good and it's blasted.
To the guy who actually said he walks past some of the poorest people in the world in Boston... try looking at the truly POOR in other parts of the world and then try to say they are some of the poorest. Of course we need to help our needy here at home and so much more can and should be done. But that is not the only need in this world. Our poor generally still have some sort of safety net somewhere. In other parts of the world there are no safety nets, parents literally watch their children starve to death for true lack of food as there IS NOT FOOD AVAILABLE. I've been poor and yet there were food banks, there were shelters, there was assistance. There are many places in this world that have none of that. Poor in Boston, true. Not the poorest in the world though. Our poor still live better than many in this world and that is a blessing. Still, when you're hungry, you're hungry and when you have no home, it doesn't matter you are in this world, you are without shelter.
Bringing awareness to the plight of others is not a horrible thing. Whatever their motivation, they are helping another human being.
The Jolie-Pitts have have also helped the American people not just people in foreign countries. They've offered their help in New Orleans in the past.
Wow – someone does something to help others and they get blasted because they are not giving help where others think they should be. So, by them being born in the US they should only help or make Americans their priority? Not all acts of kindness / charity are publicized so how can anyone say that she is not doing anything to help Americans? In addition, not all her good deeds should be viewed as a publicity stunt just because she is a celebrity......
Amazing stuff people, a simple story is turned into I don't know what, someone does something positive and yet it turns into such a negative!!! Everyone of us starts out to do good, no one starts out intentiionally to do bad!!! Each does what they can, it can be huge head lines to standing in a line at til and giving that dime so some one can pay for a purchase for no other reason than to be nice. There are two people and I won't speak their names because this is about them, they try yes try to do positive, yet all anyone can do is find negative in such simple acts, get a grip on your lives, it's a story!!! Every country has good and bad, ever single one!!! It does not matter where in the world you live!!! We do what we can when we can, what more must there be!!! I'm sure I will catch all get out for this but, be nice do good, there is no measure on doing a kindness, there is just doing!!!
Is she another Hollywood hypocrite, like Oprah, Madonna, etc., etc., or is she for REAL? When there is so much need in our own country, it just makes me wonder.
I dont care about what others are saying right now.
I only care about you and your rude comments and THAT is a stretch.
Why don't YOU go back and read all of the post that agree that MORE needs to be done around the United States of America.
I believe in helping where it is needed but I also believe in helping out around the home front too. That should be PRIORITY ONE.
And to Global citizen...
Come on man, his time is up. Blame Bush all you want but it's not going to fix a thing. Tell me this... is Obama doing anything about New Orleans??? Haven't heard a thing about it other than the Saints won the SuperBowl now have ya?? DIDN'T THINK SO.
I am so proud of Miss Jolie and Mr. Pitt.
Spreading the message that still after 14 years they are suffering. As so many other people are, just like the Kurds in Turkey or the people of North Sri Lanka. Want to thank CNN for posting those kinda news, cound´t find it any plece els.
Friendly message from Firat, Copenhagen.
For those that are saying "why aren't they helping in America?"-ever heard of Hurricane Katrina, and all the outreach they (esp. Brad) has done there??? Will all of Bosnia's problems be solved by this visit? Obviously no, but it does still help to bring awareness to the issues plaguing the country.
I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and I am so happy that such a hugh stars came to my country and visited poor people who really need help. I hope that our goverment will learn something good from people like Angie and Brad, because they are trully humanitarian. I live in town which was affected by war,but thank God we manage to recover. I often think about those people who lost everything and still couldn't live a normal life. Today in 2010 that is horrible. We have to thank God every day because off people such as Angie and Brad!
She donates a 1/3 of her income...how much more do you want a private citizen to donate. How much do you donate?
I wonder how much money they sacrificed from their own bank accounts to help the situation while they were there. Im SURE they did...Im SURE they didnt just fly there and meet people and turn around and go home. Im SURE they didn't...
How about the millions of displaced Palestinians.
Jasmina honey i'm glad you are born in Bosnia that's why you should go back and visit sometimes, so you can see with your own eyes how people live there, It's becaue of politicians that don't care about Bosnian people they live their live large their kids go to Croatia to have fun in the summer or they have shoping trips to London, Paris, Milan etc.. But they don't care about people, What Angie did was really nice to bad no other rich selebreties will do the same thing they make milions of dollars thanks to regular people who buy their products wathc their movies etc.. And they get richer and richer but Angie at least tried to help to other people somehow Bosnian women were raped, kids were killed up front of their own mothers, little babies were stabed while mother is watching,.. Now tell me when you meet Serbian woman that can tell you that I DON'T THINKS SO So Jasmina Honey please don't talk about something that you don't even know you obviously don't have any education when it comes to BOSNIA and Bosnian people and women... To bad everyone hates muslim unfortenelty non of you don't want to take books and read what ISLAM is all about...
way to go, Angie. Another amazing and loving person who is using her fame to do good for the world. No doubt that she has inspired many others to involve themselves in social justice work. Go girl!
We are on the same side. But we are a very rich nation compared to third world countries. Do you at least acknowledge that? There are a TON of charities and churches that give back to local communities. How many do you think are giving back where these poor folks are? What is a fair solution? We are the riches nation in the world and you want what?
@Diana..the only thing that matters is you except Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Angela and Brad can go around doing all these "wonderful" things, but in the end if they don't accept..downhill they go..
Shame on those who find only something negative or nasty to say –
You do know what karma is don't you? Look at your life and I bet you'll see the bad, reflecting back into your life. If you can't contribute positively then move on – go do something nice for someone.......you'll be surprised what it feels like to feel good.
As one person said; I am sure brad and Angelina would do with a lot less of the publicity they get on a day to day basis- they do NOT need these types of situations to earn more, all they need to do is go to braekfast. Even if she did do it for a report to be written, it makes up for the hundreds of lies that are written about her and her family on a weekly basis. Who cares if she was directed there by the UN, the fact of the matter is she is helping, she said yes. Taking time away from her family and time out of her personal life to raise awareness. The fact of the matter is everyone around the world needs help. Not everyone can reach every country or make a diffrence. So the ones who have the money and resources, like Angelina, go to other countires and not the US. Another fact is the US has the most resources, glam, and education oppourtunities, yet we are so picky, needy, and feel like nothing is ever good enough. We butt into so many peoples lives and never focus on what is right in front of us. Like those talking about how much Brad and Angelina have and how they volunteer for publicity. Why do you hate them so much to say that? Get ahold of yourselves.
Jose, you are a funny guy I must admit :) you are asking about facts... I gave you facts (of course when it comes to Bosnia) please read my post once again.
Now you are mentioning Kosovo over and over again. Dude you missed the theme. Angelina visited Bosnia, the subject is Bosnia. . First you are talking about Bosnia (of course including false facts: church being destroyed ...although you have never been there, hmmm very interesting) and all of the sudden you are mentioning Kosovo?!?!? FYI-Kosovo is not in Bosnia. It has never been in Bosnia.
Man you have some serious issues with Geography.
And please stop telling people they do not have a point. Saying such things is not the same as having arguments.
But it seems you love to be ignorant so please go ahead and be.
P.S. Angelina and Brad are nice couple and God bless them.
All the people who turn such a nice story into political discussion should go and comment on the Political themes not in the Entertainment part.
Brad and Angelina are two of the most kindest souls on earth. They could use their fame and money for many selfish things. But they choose to help people in need that are hidden from the rest of the world because nobody cares to find them. They help people in our nation and abroad. God help those who can't see that; because all that means is that you are blind to the gifts that God blesses the earth with.
Joel T...you're the one MANY people have called out on this board...think about it.
Jolie/Pitt are just finger puppets, they go where their handlers point them. Everybody who'd ever been to the area knows that Bosnians committed as much atrocity against Serbs as visa versa, and that Albania is simply a criminal nation. NATO chose to side with Bosnians and Albanians in the Yugoslavian conflict only so that the West can throw a bone to the Islamists, in the spirit of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." At the time, sticking it to the Russians by abusing Serbs came as a nice bonus. It's all politics. The West doesn't really care about Balkan people, because there is no oil there or anything else that could prove useful.
Where do you get off calling me ignorant and negative???
Look, I bring up Detroit because it too is in the news as of late.
Why should the kids of Motown be shut out of their right as a US citizen
to a free education???
My point is that Angie and Brad are doing fabulous work and I wish them well. I JUST WISH OTHER FAMOUS FOLKS would take their lead and do something MORE around our part of the world.
The people of Detroit CAN'T fix Detroit because they are ONE of THE HARDEST HIT areas of this economy. That's not negative speak. That is REAL.
I know this will be right in your wheel house Angela, but I understand Madonna is over seas building a school for girls. Why couldn't she (for example) take THAT money and help out her home town and build that school there??? You know, give BACK to your community.
If more "rich folks would step up and put their heart and soul into a "special project" we could rid our selves of violence and crime and maybe just MAYBE live in a better place. A place where opinions can be shared with out name calling. After all, opinions are like belly buttons. There all different and some stink.
I just don't see the negativity nor the ignorance which you speak of.
Well, according to the tabloids, Brad and Angelina have been moving out of each others home(s) on a regular basis and bringing the children with them, not bringing the children, abandoning the children, etc. etc. for several years now. The people who spend money on tabloid newspapers and magazines are the same gullible idiots who listen to Fox Noise Channel and Rush Limpbag. Stupid and easily lead sheeple who believe any kind of nonsense, because if those dirt rags can print it and not be sued, and those dirt cable channels can say it and not be sued, it must be TRUE!!! Wake up morons. Don't believe every single evil, negative thing you hear about someone else because you want to. It makes your own miserable lives seem less miserable, is that it? Just remember, in America, we have public schools that allow our children to get an education (paid for by the American taxpayers) and allow children to make something of themselves, not just live in the backward hills of the Ozarks and stay stupid and inbreed. If people who have children do not want to bring them up correctly and get them educated, who are we to interfere? We want to keep our government out of our private lives, right? I only care if I have to support them on Welfare! No government interference in how we bring up our children!! Not in America. That would be socialism.
Charity is an option and it is their choice where they will spend the money they have earned. Because the money is not mine, I do not have a say where/who (I think) they should sent money too. They are both truly giving people and should be acknowledged with what they HAVE done and not what we think they should do with something that is not ours.
Thank you to Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt for using the fame their careers have brought them for something positive. You are truly inspirational,
how proud your families must be and what a wonderful example for your children – and mine. God Bless.
I love that fake "sadness" look she has in the various pictures. Yeah like she gives a crap. She spends a few minutes feeling bad for these people then its back to the private jet and first-class accomidations and shopping trips around the globe. If you really care that much donate your entire fortune otherwise shut the f%^$ up and go make some more lame-ass movies.
Earth to Angie and Brad. There are displaced families in the US? Why aren't you helping them? I struggle to support my family but I have never seen a celebrity knock on my door.
@ Joel T – you mentioned:
"WE don't listen to the politicians as it is obvous here on this blog.
WE care more about what the entertainers say and that is a shame...
...I FAILED TO MENTION NEW ORLEANS...."
Interesting choice of words there Joel – And why do you think people listen more to entertainers now than politicians?
Do you think it might be because WE, the American people, know how truly interested/competent our leading politicians have been in solving our own problems in recent history?
Gee – how much faith do you think the residents of New Orleans have in George W Bush and team? It's been four and a half years since Katrina hit and there are still big parts of N.O. that are rotting away.
As the most powerful and wealthy nation on the planet, if we cannot help our own then shame on us collectively – but don't crap on others (celebrities or common folks) who choose to pour their efforts into places that truly have no option but to rely on help from the outside world!
It's their money and their time..they can volunteer anywhere they want to. They are private citizens donating their efforts. Sounds like a lot of people would prefer these two would do a "photo op" at their house and give them a handout. It's really funny when people get upset over how other people choose to spend their own personal earned money and their own valuable time.
God is our protection and our strength he will always help in time of troublePsalms 46:1 You can be sure that I will be with you always, I will continue with you until the end of the world mathew 28:20 Angie, as you take care of everyone, make sure you are taking care of you. Your family needs you! Though my heart goes out to the countries that have so little, I have faith that God is there, you were not sent by accident, but by divine intervention. You and Bradd are human, but with God can do the unthinkable in adding this country. I hope you beleive, because it is through faith we are saved. Its by faith you will help others as you have done in the past. Trust in God, he won't let you down. Thank you for all your good works!
Good job to you two. Many of us here wish people like Angelina and Brad being the most powerful influencial people in Hollywood should do the same thing instead of flockering around with new clothes and brand new car. Reading about it that she looks stunning or wow that great dress looks good on her. I wonder if these glamorous Hollywood star ever had any idea how to live in poverty aside from those who made it through like Oprah Winprey. I know I did for ten years before I moved in the United States.
Looks and money does not get you any where it does not buy happiness and it sure does not give brain. No wonder Brad went from a 9 to a 10. Angelina has done many wonderful charities not just overseas but also here in the United States. Yes we do have poverty here but we also have means of acquiring it you just have to be proactive. These people will be caught dead if they even try to get help on their own.
Been there done that......
She is terrific, went from, a weirdo to a person we could all look up to, not to mention she is rich,famous, and good looking. She is a UN ambassador and doing what an ambassador is supposed to do.
As for butt head above, are there poor people in Appalachia, yes there always have been and if people choose to live there, there always will be, because you can't drive a tractor trailer through the mountains. No highways, no trucks, no trucks, no manf. goods, no manf. goods no factories, no factories no jobs, no jobs, people are going to be poor. Same reason there are no jobs at the north or south pole. However this is America, you can move to an area where the job market is better. In Bosnia, Hattie, Africa, India, It's not like you can just move a few hundred miles and double your standard of living.
Mess with Angie and I will kick your butt.
humanitarian groups have been in all the Balkan countries for years since the war, providing aid in the form of food, clothes, microenterprise projects to provide income for the many widowed single mothers. Maybe partnering with existing orgs would be helpful instead of trying to reinvent the wheel through the government. .
An American born Bosnian thanks Angie and Brad for their compassion for others.
Penny: Go do something then. There is a lot YOU can do. Stop relying on others who are doing their part. Do you part!
Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking.Then you will be able to decide what god wants form you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. Romans 12:12 -In the mist of taking care of so many, remeber to take care of you. Rest knowing God is our protection and our strength; he always helps in time of trouble Psalms 46:1 For those who question where is God now, Right there beside you, faith it is all based on faith. I will pray for your success on the wells, and for those who live less then ourselfs, but at times I ask who is the more blessed, the poor or the rich? God
Bless you and your family.
A fan of both.
Implementing solutions by our political leaders today to meet the basic needs of all people seems impossible, not only in far away countries, but right here at home, specifically speaking of Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit where poverty is increasing at a high rate. I hope Jolie's awareness to the thousand of displaced people trickles down to our political leaders here so they focus on restoring our nation to achieve stability around the world.
Jim & Joel T:
You both are ignorant. Joel T; why don't the people of Detroit fix Detroit?
Jim: the Jolie-Pitts dropped more money in N.O. than any other person, not government. Jim, how much have you donated? What about your time?
This negative talk about fixing the US really irritates me. How much money have our politicians stolen from us? And you want the Jolie-Pitts to fix it? That makes no since. We have a pretty strong and organized system in place, apparently no here wants to fix the corruption in the US. Yet everyone wants to criticize people who VOLUNTEER their time away from their precious children and very busy (successful careers) to help bring awareness to people who have NO idea what even our poorest here take for granted.
If you want Detroit "fixed"...go fix it instead of posting your negative opinions here. YOU go fix it, you get involved IF it means that much to you!
The Jolie-Pitts are doing their part to "fix" what is important to them. Now you do your part.
Angie ROCKS !!! i would give her ALL my love
I am truly inspired by what the two of you do to help the disinfranchised world wide. Now if we could find a couple of people with lots of resources to help the poor and disinfranchised in our own country. I know some do but we don't hear aboutr it very often. Would be nice to hear what is being done in America also.
yeah she does !
@Joel and Denise A human being is a human being. Why are we downplaying what they choose to do? They don't have to go to Bosnia etc but they still choose to get off their as*es and do something positive. Your point about helping our own folks is obviously something you thing is important and hence you should go volunteer and hope that no-one criticizes you for not helping people around the world. It's like donating money to St Jude's and then someone telling you that you should have donated to the Red Cross instead. They're not God, they have limited resources...and at the end of the day it's their choice. Also, let's not forget that Brad Pitt was a big part of the Katrina aftermath crisis, so they have contributed within the US anyway.
I think it's great when people work so hard to help others.I think the problem people are having is because of their high profile life, they are getting 'all' the attention..They have millions and the time and the effort they put out is small compared to the unsung humanitarians that have worked their whole lives and have actually sacrificed much to help.
These two ride in with camera crews and the publicity over shadows the rest of the work and the people working at it.
They go home to their mansions and their high profile lives light years away from the suffering. And the images of them sitting in the muck and mire with these people seems to be the ones people focus on.
But they are not 'living the life' these poverty stricken people are..They are swooping in offering help and attention then going back to the wealth they life.
So don't be so quick to condemn those that are not so star struck with them..
Yeah they do good..But they are not saints. A lot of this is publicity..
God bless you and Brad. You are admirable
Great. The super couple used their super star powers to shed light on situations we were already aware of.
Did they offer money and time and back breaking labor to help those people?
I bet not.
When they come home do you think they feel better about themselves?
I bet yes.
Those people may or may not have even known who Jolie and Pitt even are.
So, while they sleep with all their real genuine problems, Jolie and Pitt sleep on top of piles of money.
Somebody feed her before she blows away in a strong wind.
Some folks seem a bit clueless about domestic and world issues. Kudos to Angelina and Brad for making a HUGE difference. They have given millions to helping those in need, both in the US and abroad. Their attention to an issue helps bring it to the attention of millions.
For those attacking them for not helping in the US, you should do a bit of reading. They were the first to step up and help following Katrina. They actually own a house in New Orleans and Brad has led and funded a major reconstruction effort in the city. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20052779,00.html Sadly, some bonehead will attack this effort.
I commend anyone who goes out and tries to make a difference. I am now going away from my computer and trying to do what I can with what I have.
She is a great warrior!
For those who raise question about why she doesn't bring awareness to the less civilized and very poor/uneducated or US orphans here in the states is simple; we have every advantage being born in the US. We have programs in place, social services, and monies to help us attain certain goals, though we fall short. Yes, we have corruption in the US but NO where near as unfortunate as the refugees written about in this particular article.
When I see Angelina smile like in the first picture in this article, it always moves me. You rarely see her smile so genuinely while promoting a movie...why? She knows where the real heart and meat of the soul is, not on a red carpet, but truly caring to bring attention to the truly less fortunate.
You cannot compare US citizens to refugees in a displaced third world environment, that's just crazy!
Keep inspiring the world Angelina!!
I am so glad some of you remember New Orleans! Do I detect some jealousy among some of the comments! Angelina is a UN Ambassador...not US. The last thing she would need to seek is "publicity".
You cannot steal someone's husband; if a marriage is good, the husband/wife would stay in it!! There is no such thing as "stealing" a husband. Get a grip! Look at all the Hollywood stars that make millions and do nothing but indulge themselves...including Brad's ex-wife.
God Bless Angie and Brad for all the good they do!!!
Apparently you are unaware of all the work Jolie and Pitt have done in New Orleans. Seems to me, they are doing helping people at home and abroad.
It's really sad when negativity is based on ignorance.
Yeah I'd hit it.
Wow some of the most judgemental people I have ever seen are on here. You would think anything done to promote awareness of these atrocities would be considered a good thing in this wreck of a world.
Instead though, the bitter become more bitter. Those of you who are complaining are right though, you should be bitter, mainly because you truly are the ugly and sad people you perceive yourselves to be. When we tear into others and judge them, it is a reflection of the unhappiness in our own lives. Amazing to lok at all we have in comparison to most nations still we have such a large collective of jealous, rabid and mostly useless people. Angelina and Brad didnt make you people small, you accomplished that yourselves.
To Angelina and Brad, kudos for volunteering your time for humanitarian issues. You already have fame, accolades and money, and it is nice to see those who truly try to give back.
Love that they are advocates for action! Start volunteering here, start volunteering abroad... it really doesn't matter... as long as you start finding needs and fulfilling it.
Interesting. No mention at all about Serbian refugees as if the Serbs didn't suffer during the war. Anyone hear of Naser Oric? Does anybody know what happened to Serbs not only in the Balkan wars of the 1990's but during WWII when Bosnian Muslims and Croatian Ustache committed genocide against the Serbian people? Of course not because it doesn't fit the conventional lies that the Serbs are the only guilty people in all of the conflicts that have afflicted the Balkans. The Serbs are the only people of the ones mentioned that consistently sided with the USA, Britain, and France in the two major wars of the 20th century and the thanks they get is to be put on their knees and labelled mass murders. Shame on the West.
The comments regarding "why they don't help out at home," well.. Brad Pitt did dump a lot of time and money after Katrina hit New Orleans. Yes people do suffer here in the States, but its NOTHING close to the level of suffering that people endure in other countries, such as Bosnia, Chechnya, Sudan, and other war-torn countries that Pitt and Jolie visit. Many people despise them because of their wealth and fame, but you don't see many people in their position doing what they do.
Truth be known...
Did you not read my earlier post???
I FAILED TO MENTION NEW ORLEANS.
Give me a break would ya!!! GEEZ.
Charity begins at home! We have lots of people who need help here as well, however, that does not look as noble.
I may not have visited Bosnia but married to a person from there. I have many Serbian, Muslim, Croatian, etc. friends. Not sure you have a point. Glad you know Sarajevo is called Jerusalem of Europe. My point is how many churches in Kosovo have been destroyed.
I would love for all those countries to become the Jerusalem of Europe. Would not that be great.
When you comment – make sure you know what you are commenting about. I have my facts – what are yours.
I have a hard time separating Jo Lee's compassionate generous side from the sleaze factor side..
I should think she is good for her humanitarian efforts, but many other parts of her life are disgusting and have been openly disgusting..
I find myself trying to just ignore her and have had others say the same..
So how good can she be at really getting people to pay attention ?
Maybe she is the wrong person as Ambassador?
These are great individuals who took the initiative to go out of their luxurious living to help the less fortunate. Their lives certainly looks more meaningful than most of ours. God bless them and their family.
Well if you are, in 2010, still unaware that Bosnia and Croatia, were overwhelmed with war in last decade, then @ Cindy at least has a leg up on YOU, second Jolie is a media ho, thats it plain and simple. She is probably looking for a Bosnian child to adopt, yet has no respect for her own fellow Americans or herself for that matter!
To respond to Joel T's comment about the couple helping families in the US? They do. Do some research on Brad's efforts in New Orleans post Katrina...
What a wonderful couple .... I wish other STARS take a cue from GORGEOUS Angie Baby and give back something to the needy.
How am I so pessimistic???
I'm not judging anyone.
The facts are the facts.
There are people here in the UNITED STATES that need HELP.
People who go un noticed every single day because people just walk by them or act like they don't see them.
I'm GLAD they do what they do and AGAIN I am NOT criticizing them for doing good deeds ( did you not read my earlier post???)
There are schools in Detroit closing down because the city cant afford to run them. There are kids being killed by gang violence in Chicago, and the list goes on and on from coast to coast.
I do what I can thru my efforts wth my church and our youth group in our community but we are ONE group in a tiny community. We as a nation need the entertainers to step up and say we have had it!!!
WE don't listen to the politicians as it is obvous here on this blog.
WE care more about what the entertainers say and that is a shame.
For those of you complaining that the Jolie-Pitts don't do enough for this country's needy, let me point out what they are doing/have done for New Orleans. They probably also do more charitable work in this country without putting a spotlight on their giving here. My guess is they probably don't feel the need to make you aware of things that are going on in your own country.
Maybe if she'd been doing all this good will years ago she wouldn't have had time to be stealing other women's husbands.
Angelina & Brad are an inspiration ... they use their God-given talents to entertain us then turn around with the profits to help out more people. KUDOS!
Why would anyone be so damn ignorant to complain about the awareness of humanities struggles is beyond me. These wonderfull people are doing something none of us is capable or willing to do. If fame will bring awareness about fellow human beings in a compassionate manner, then not only do I applaud them, I say THANK YOU. To those who see everything so negative, do all of us a favor....go find god;you really need him!!!!!!!!!!
Angelina should live over there for six months then see how much she wants to help. I guarantee she wouldn't go back. She's living in a fantasy world. Do I like her? Yes, absolutely. Great actress. Great boyfriend. I just wish she'd use her money and influence here. New Orleans would be a good place to start. That place still isn't right.
This is what true human beings are. Using their fame to do such a great things. Thank you in the name of all humanity.
For those who don't know or cannot remember: Among other places in Bosnia, particularly city of Gorazde went through one of the worst siege ever, and was also UN "protected" zone. Serbian forces (even though not all Serbian people supported this) were killing and shooting at every civilian that they could for 4 years.It is still impossible to understand how people of Gorazde defended them self with almost no weapons against 6th European powerful military that ex Yugoslavia once was. All it's weapons went into Serbian fascistic forces, that were used later against civilians. Still after all this Gorazde and rest of Bosnian territory maintained multicultural approach for what Bosnian government was fighting for.
It is very said that those who survived cannot get back into their houses.
Thank you Angelina and Brad for helping them out and bringing this said things up.
The smiles of those people in the pics said it all... I've always admired Angelina Jolie and always will... Thank you, Angelina Jolie!!...
George: "Are these Holywood types out of touch? Do they not realize that we have plenty of displaced, homeless, hungry, sick people right here in America? Always running off to some other country when charity begins right here at home. And always running off to adopt some kid from some other country too."
George, I don't consider these two "Hollywood types" at all. They spend the majority of their time away from Hollywood. And as many have already pointed out here, Jolie is a Goodwill Ambassador for REFUGEES. If you want to help, you have to pick something. You can't do everything. I'm sure she wishes that some of her millionaire coworkers would get out of the tanning booths and pick up some of the slack.
As far as helping people in YOUR country, she has said many times that she is a citizen of the world. She doesn't define people by the boundaries that separate them; we are all human beings and have to care for each other no matter where we live. Why does it matter to you that she rescued and adopted three children (saving one of them from certain death) from other countries? What makes children in YOUR country more worthy?
Jose, please do not talk about stuff you are not 100% sure. But it is nice that you can still visit churches in Bosnia. However I do doubt that you have ever visited Bosnia, If so you would know what you are talking about.
Just one fact: Sarajevo (capital city) is nicknamed Jerusalem of Europe. Why you may wonder ? Within a circle of 100 meters, there is a mosque, a cathedral, an Orthodox church and a Jewish synagogue.
When Serbia admits that it was genocide, things will change.
The people who are complaining about Brangelina not helping here in the US, I'm pretty sure that they have donated plenty of their time and money to people who are suffering in Katrina. Also, it seems like maybe you've never seen an actual third world country, where 8 year old children walk around with no shoes and instead of being able to go to school to get a real education are forced to work everyday for their food, or where they live in fear everyday of their government or where they don't have shelter or running water. True, their is much that needs to be improved there...but at least here we have programs and shelters they can go too...In third world countries they don't even have that...
Thank you. You've done me a great favor.
Pitt and Angelina bring awareness to many countries that it is wrong to remove fathers from their children (it happens in your country too). And prove that an unmarried couple is able to care.
does she only care about old people and kids with aids in foreign countries
I really just love how people are so quick to judge others, especially when something GOOD is being done. AJ is *NOT* getting paid for these visits (she actually donates 1/3 of her income) and she spends a considerable amount of time and money of her OWN bringing attention to serious world issues, (unlike Jen Anniston who frolicks around in Mexico on vacay most of her time). So even if you don't like AJ as an actress or don't agree with her personal life choices, she is still doing some extraordinary work, putting her life in danger in order to bring some hope to some dark places of the world. So those of you pessimistic negative people (CM, JD, Joel T, Adam, anti-Angie, Lou, etc) need to take a hard look at yourselves in the mirror and stop transferring your own self-loathing onto her and deal with your own problems. Furthermore, it is HER perogative if she has 6 houses or 100 and buys expensive furniture, it is HER money and she can do with it what she pleases. Get a life!!!!
She could help the poor even more by selling some of her and Brad's houses and giving that money to the poor. And then, instead of having such a ridiculously big house, downsize and whatever money is saved give to the needy. come on people, quit making this woman out to be such a Saint! She lives in these huges houses (they own many) , wrecks families, and wears expensive clothes and then goes Overseas to impoverished countries and Americans treat her like a Saint. NOT ME!
Angelina is not the right person to be out there trying to bring attention to urgent humanitarian matters. She should be removed as a UN ambassador because of all of her current and past controversies (i.e. adultery, making out with her brother....) I'd rather see more respectable people out there like George Clooney or Sandra Bullock.
I was born in Bosnia in 1989. I lived there through the hardship of war. I am currently in the states and have been here since 1999. I love it here but I miss home. I am glad that someone is focusing attention on Bosnia. It is an amazing place and if you have a chance to visit please do so.
She is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside. You go Angie!
To Cindy: You realize that she's a UN ambassador for refugees and displaced persons, right?
Isn't this the kind of place she should visit?
To those upset because they are helping foreigners rather than Americans – they are "our own people" too. Be grateful for those helping others, quit judging because who they choose to help. The people they are choosing to help need the help. Isn't that enough?
Is there any way to convince the media to no longer publish stories about these two royals, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pit. Creating an image of helping the less fortunate does not justify million dollar salaries to make movies.
I was born in Bosnia, and my family was displaced after the war started in 1992. We were refugees for 5 year, and in 1997 we moved to US. More people need to visit the great Balkan, and other parts of the world, and help people such as this.
Are these Holywood types out of touch? Do they not realize that we have plenty of displaced, homeless, hungry, sick people right here in America? Always running off to some other country when charity begins right here at home. And always running off to adopt some kid from some other country too.
They make me sick!!!
If it is true that Angelina screams at the children and Brad and then retreats to her bedroom sulking for hours then she should seek help and not visit Bosnia. Charity begins at home. Poor Brad leads a lonely life. I have been there too, but could escape .
You are such an inspiration to others. You hve beauty on the outside but you use the beauty on the inside to dictate your life.
Way to go Angie. Anything that helps people in need!! If we only could get more rich and famous people to truly understand the concept of less is more. How many homes, hummers and bling do you need. By sharing your wealth with a family in need, I'm not saying not to reward yourself for having made it, but look how many athletes and stars get on drugs cause their depressed or bored. Once they would start to see they can actually make a difference in peoples lives the world would start to reach the great divide where human suffering ceases to exist and everyone could achieve what they strive for. not held down by classes and lack of basic needs. What a world this could be!!
good job Angelina and brad !!!
Its nice to see celebrities who actually bring attention to real issues and not the usual superficial weeping heart crap.
THANK GOD FOR AMAZING PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
@jobis – give credit to all the NATO troops that brought peace to the region. Not to some attractive movie star that goes there for publicty. The US and NATO have given the governments of Croatia and B-H billions of dollars to rebuild. It is up to them to do it.
How nice of Brangelina to visit all of these poor countries and then return to one of the 6 (known) homes around the world. Does she shed a tear for the inhumanity in the world as she sleeps in her $70 million dollar house in France? How shameful.
There's not enough publicity helping your own country. Foreigners laugh at us for pouring our dollars at them before we help ourselves.
I was born in Bosnia and lived through terrible atrocites committed by Serbian forces. I live in the US currently, and can appreciate anyone still interested in bringing to light the difficult situation people of Bosnia find themselves in, even 15 years after the war.
Stay at home Jolie!!!
The UN has been there for over 20 years. The Bosnian and Crote governments have been stable for many years. It is time for them to fix there own problems.
should you compliment an angel, call it angelina jolie.
Rather than holding the money to herself or investing it in a business like any other movie star, Angelina Jolie has the moral and ethical background that drives her to think about people before herself and i find that very unique and rare nowadays. Good job and keep it up. You are an inspiration.
The facts are across all factions, people were systematically tortured. I have worked with Croatians, Bosnians, and Serbs that suffered. No one side was innocent. The Serbs are and had been driven out of Kosovo. The Muslims were driven out of Kosovo during Milosevic's reign. But make no mistake, all parties are to blame. Does that justify a separate country called Bosnia? Should Kosovo be a separate country?
Explain to me what is a Kosovar? Is that a Serb, Croatian or only a Muslim that came from Albania? Remember when 'they' were liberated? They waved the Albanian flag. Maybe southern Texas and California should be a separate state since the majority of those people are Mexican. There legislators are not Mexican nor is Spanish the recognized language in those reasons. Sounds like they have the same moral conviction that the 'Kosovars' had in claiming independence.
I can't believe the country still looks like it did when I performed peacekeeping missions there over a decade ago! After ten-plus years of UN occupation and support, they still haven't managed to house all of the displaced seniors? What the .... has been going on?!?
I am glad that some light has been brought back to the situation. Everyone I met, whether Bosniac or Serbian, had a happy heart and strong handshake – it didn't matter if they were Christian or Muslim. I still find it incredible that even after all this time there are still forgotten populations of people who found themselves living on the wrong side of an invisible line.
I don't care if it's Angelina Jolie or not – there are a lot of good people who deserve the same basic amenities we take for granted in the USA.
I have come to the conclusion that haters are a miserable bunch, that were not well raised by their parents. If you have nothing good to say, please shut your trap and stop poisoning the space.
Denise, do you have running water in your house? Then you are better off than these people. And JD, it is amazing to me that she can buy a 300k couch and she still gives a darn about others. I am glad to see that most comments on here are positive, negativity has no place here. She is bringing issues into the spotlight that seem forgotten by the international community!
very nice to hetp,but
There is plenty to do in the U.S.
children- homeless ect..,but they get more publicity overseas.
Voltair said mine your own garden.
It amazes me that Brangelina can go to all of these impoverished countries and then come home and buy a 165,000 dollar coffee table and a 300,000 dollar couch. It's grotesque.
Hi, I've noticed the appropriate comments congratulating them for their work and others who criticize them. Wow, it really seems hard to believe they would be criticized for this but sure enough. Does it really even matter what their motives are? Due to the cameras are they inspiring others? How would you feel if you helped someone then criticized because you should be helping someone else? Wow!!! People can sure be snooty.
Thanks to all of you that chip in for humanity, thank you!
I am shocked and horrified at the rate of ignorance with world affairs that some have shown. It is this communication of lies that I find offensive in some of the comments.
A posted comment said "finally someone brought it up! Where were all those celebrity humanitarians when Serbian children were being bombed, when Serbian women were raped by Bosnian Muslims, when 14 century Serbian monasteries were destroyed?"
First of all, in reference to the Bosnian war, this information is absolutely false and historically inaccurate. The Serbs, under president Slobadan Milosevic, were the ones that committed the rapes of thousands of Muslim women and children; the Serbs also slaughtered thousands of men and boys in an attempt to eradicate all Muslims. By the end of the genocide in Bosnia at the hand of the Serbs, over 200,000 Muslim civilians had been systematically murdered. More than 20,000 were missing and feared dead, while 2,000,000 had become refugees, not to mention, the thousands of women and young girls that were raped by the Serbs.
Chocked by the atrocities in the center of Europe, the US and the UK joined forces to end that genocide.
Secondly, it is shameful of anyone, who has not been victimized or dehumanized in anyway, to make light of the suffering and murder of thousands of people who were killed for no crime of their making.
The issue is not about J or B., it is about the sense of apathy and cynicism people in the US are showcasing these days; when has it become the norm, to chuckle and/or belittle other people's tragedies and seek to hit back at those that are the most vulnurable?
I have to agree with help on the homeland. Brad has done great work with New Orleans and continues to support that charity but where was Jolie she was not by his side. She only thinks of places other then the country that made her who she is. To me she is a disgrace to this country let her stay in Bosnia and live with the people and see what it truly is like she has no idea it's easy to talk the talk but can she truly walk the walk.
Thank ya Ginger!!! =0)
People are jealous of her fame, beauty, wealth, and her huge bottomless heart. I second everything said in your post..
Well, that's nice you're visiting Bosnia.
Now how about helping your fellow citizens in your own country? We have homeless people, starving people, and crime too. How about helping our troops returning from Iran and Afghanistan? They can certainly use counseling services and financial assistance.
Your new slogan could be "HELP USA."
I congratulate Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt for bringing worldwide attention to those less fortunate. If only other celebrities, musicians, models, etc., etc. would use their enormous influence with the media to bring about positive change. Well done!
CATE AND JASMINA,
you two are very ignorant serbian woman. your country committed apartheid against bosnian muslims. they wanted to wipe out all of the innocent muslims in yugoslavia which is why the war took place.
at first you guys were taking a heavy toll on muslims, which is when the mujahadeen began helping bosnia and that is why the US intervened. they put serbia in its place thanks to the great Bill Clinton.
your leader, is a WAR CRIMINAL, which is why he is being prosecuted. SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC IS A MONSTER.
jedi govno kurve
she freaking hotter then crap
I'm going to puke!
"I'm glad the Jolie / Pitt family does great things, but can't we as a NATION help our friends, family and neighbors?"
Joel, you wouldn't have been misunderstood if you had left out the word "but."
"I'm glad the Jolie / Pitt family does great things. Can't we as a NATION help our friends, family and neighbors?"
Jolie is a beautiful woman. She is a very kind and compassionate person. Jolie is what Jolie does.
I really do not think that Brad Pitt's name has to do with any of Angelina's success or fame. She is just dragging him along with her because he looks sad and homely . Angelina does do a very good job when it comes to human relations in third world countries for the main reason that she actually enjoys doing the work to get away from the Hollywood glit and glam. Unlike other Hollies (female-Hollywood actresses) (male-Holls) she has actually tried to help the third world countries out of oppression where others have only helped because they were trying to sell a new book and needed a convenient photo opportunity.
Cindy, why not do it privately? Because that would raise less awareness... do you not understand the purpose of this??
Brad had done amazing things to help rebuild, for the people of New Orleans ( for the people who ask "why not help our citizens"?)
Thank you for taking the time to visit these poor people. I'm sure it made their day.
Some of you folks are so blind to my original comments.
To Mandolin and Carla –
I originally said: "I'm glad the Jolie / Pitt family does great things, but can't we as a NATION help our friends, family and neighbors?"
Again, I am NOT condeming them for doing good deeds. What part of that are you not getting????
Let me be clear here, I am thankful they led the charge in New Orleans
I made a mistake leaving that out of my earlier comments.
Before you run your mouths about someone else not doing something read there post completly. I owe you nothing as far as my charitable work is concerned. Go back and read my ealier comments if you need clarification.
It's disheartening to see so many people complaining about someone who is doing humanitarian work. I mean - complaining about someone doing humanitarian work? Really? It says more about you than it does the humanitarian.
Would you all be much happier if Jolie helped Gaza, Serbia, the poor in the foothills, the homeless in Boston, poor children in Detroit, in addition to what she already does? Good Lord. Why in the world are you placing all the problems in the world on this one woman's shoulders?
I don't get it.
She can't do everything. She chose to work with refugees, and offered her help to the UNHCR many years ago. She takes the press with her not for publicity for HER, but because the whole point of the trip is to raise awareness. A visit without the press is pointless; most refugees in these countries don't have a clue who she is.
I really hope, for the sake of humanity, that the seething disgust with her humanitarian work doesn't have to do with her partner's ex-wife. Because if people will hate someone who is helping those who can't help themselves, just because of what they perceive as a perfect marriage torn apart by an evil temptress, and will not acknowledge humanitarian work based on this fantasy borne of tabloid media, then we definitely need help in our own country!
Well... Jolie its time to 'lend a hand to life the greatest gift of all' (USA Africa)...
Angie seems to be an amazing person! I say seems because all I know is what I see. Wow! What awesome pictures!!!! Not to mention what Brad has done! These are amazing people. Thank you both for caring!
The witch from Chitichiti Bang Bang goes on hunting for next next child! Really? My heart bleeds for Angie!
I do have history books and have read them. Muslims have been apart of Europe for centuries. Not sure you have a point – I agree. Too bad the Muslims are destroying Christian churches in Kosovo and Bosnia – nice that you can still visit mosques in Spain.
Peace to you as well.
It'd be nice to see these celebrities focus their energy on the United States for a change. There are plenty of people among us who go without everyday... homeless, jobless, impoverished, hungry. There are also plenty of kids in the US that need adopted out of OUR foster care system and given a good home. No need to travel the world looking for people to help, they are literally IN YOUR HOMETOWN!!! get a grip, people... let's take care of ours, and stop spending so much time and resources on those elsewhere.
I'm very happy that you got it everything into comments are moderated by CNN, in a accordance with the CNN, sometime Jolie and Brad are visit to see families in Bosnia country safe place. this is only imagine and real life world.
Thank you , Dane Micheal
As a fan of the aged, the older woman on the right of the first picture is priceless. Forget Angie, I fell in love with that face.
Yes, she and her husband are doing great work to bring attention. I dare her to visit GAZA and see how the palestinians live....
#1 they really don't need the publicity.
#2 I'm sure if they were that self centered, they wouldn't be sacrificing their time and donating their money to the causes of their choice. Pitt has done a lot for for N.O.
If half the people in this world earning "stupid money" wall street execs, hollywood, athletes, etc. did half as much as these two, there would be a lot less suffering.
Ask yourself: what have i done to contribute to the solution?...and stop pointing fingers at the ones who attempt to help.
I wonder what their visit cost the taxpayers. Great photo ops. someone will se them and think, wow, how wonderful. Hope they pay for their travel and accomadations for these trips.
I AGREE A LITTLE HELP IN THE USA PLEASE-
Great job Angie. May God bless you and your wonderful family. Keep up the good work and word. Don't let go of that life partner of yours.
The reason Jolie and Pit start charity in other countries is because the amount of people without basic shelter and amenities is ridiculously low in the USA. This is a good thing.
We also have government programs to assist the people in these situations in the US.
So you're saying everyone in the US deserves to be completely comfortable before we start helping other countries? ARE YOU AWARE OF HOW HIGH OUR STANDARD OF LIVING IS? No wonder everyone hates us.
How can someone with such a great heart for helping people be the cause of breaking up the marriage of Brad and Jennifer. Is she motivated by empahty or selfishness. Hard to reconcile – a walking contradiciton.
While Jolie-Pitt are off in Bosnia trying to help the unfortunate, Anniston is probably on Rodeo Drive dropping $100k on new lipstick.
Amazing! I just love how the two of them work to help others! <3
Wow, check out that first picture... did anyone else know that E.T. lived in Bosnia?!
Well done, and keep up the good work, we need positive people like you. Allah bless you
Namaste Angelina and Brad! I only wish I had the ability to do as much as the two of you have done. Please don't stop. The world needs more people like you.
To all who have posted negative, judgemental comments here....what have YOU done to help the less fortunate here at home?!! Hats off to Angelina, and as well as to the MANY others who do humanitarian missions all over this world that we do not hear about. It's not our place to judge, and if we all do what's in our hearts to make this world a better, and more peaceful place...that's great! Stop wasting your time judging others, and just do what you feel in your heart is the most important thing...and with the combined efforts of all of us, this world will be a better place.
Keep up the great work, Angelina!!
I love you Angie!!! I'd give my life for you!!
Thats nice. But how about going to the inner cities of the USA were you make all that money and helping out the displaced , and starving and homeless and mis cared for children.
ITs nice all these rich folk help but how about helping the country and people that made ou rich and famous.
For all of you people who don't pay attention to the news happenings within the US, but are complaining that Brad and Angie are doing nothing for our folks here in our own country. I guess you are completely unaware that they have been also living and working in New Orleans to help rebuild homes for people who cannot afford to rebuild. They call this project 'Make it Right'. Here is the link: http://www.makeitrightnola.org/
Maybe you should do your homework before making an ignorant post.
LOL, more immigrants are coming to USA... They live like that so they can get "papers" for another country... I know couple of them personaly...
Jolie.. you are just awesome beautiful women... you are beautiful not only outside but also inside...
Brad and Angelina are two amazing individuals I commend them for their tireless efforts to help the world's less fortunate.
I was born in the Former Jugoslavia, now Croatia and this really touches my heart. Angelina you are a very special individual and I think that everything you do worldwide is very genuine and I support everything that you do for others in place of yourself.
It makes me so happy to see celebrities use their fame to bring attention to people all over the world who are suffering in silence. There is a great problem of people in Bosnia-Herzegovina not being able to return to their prewar homes for security or economic reasons and I'm glad that Angelina and Brad raised awareness of that problem and comforted some of the refugee families. May God bless their beautiful family and help them carry on their noble work.
Its not just Miss Jolie who goes to poor counrties. How about the othere people who does it all their lives? They should be in the picture and why is it is has to be a super star that people have to say oh! we need to help.
You need to check your history books if you had ones. Islam have existed in Europe for centuries, before you, I or Ben Laden were born. Spain for example still have mosques that were built in the late 18th early 19th century.
Angelina – you are special person, you have grown so much in your life, you are on a incredible mission, I hope you have energy and passion to go on
Great comment, tinap. The same people complaining about Jolie/Pitt not doing enough here forget about the work they've done in New Orleans. Those same people are also the ones who are complaining about the concept of universal healthcare. How hypocritical! Kudos to Jolie/Pitt for having a heart and doing something rather than mouthing off about 'what needs to be done'.
You are awesome, Angelina! truly one of a kind! I admire (as most sensible people do) your committment generosity and kindness to help the helpless and the voiceless in all miserable parts of our world.
God Bless you, and has indeed blessed you with beautiful children and
a like-minded partner in Brad who is by your side allowing you to continue to do what you do even after having a large family.
May God continue to Bless you,Brad, and your entire family!
She is always posing for a photo op which makes her mission seem very insincere. She could be doing goodwill work quietly, behind the scenes without the photographer's acknowledging her. The celebrities are always posing for cameras and so self absorbed.
I do agree that Brad and Angie do great humanitarian work... here and abroad. But there is no denying that they do seek publicity thro' these channels.....
She is a strange, warped woman that gets her value and self esteem from taking other women's husbands. She is nothing but Howard Stern in a skirt. What a ho!
You are becoming an inspirational woman, Ms. Jolie. One of these days, maybe I won't think about you and Billy Bob on that red carpet when he said that you guys "...f*%#ed in the car on the way over," while you were wearing vials of each others' blood around your necks. I like this you better.
I think it's great that they are helping the world but like Joel T. they should help US Citizens as well.
Angelina should pay closer attention to the sad and often tragic foster care program in the country that brought her wealth. We have beautiful
children who've suffered awful emotional, neglect, and terrible physical abuse, and are in foster homes waiting and hoping for a forever home. At 18 when these children are dumped out of foster care, they have no where to go and no support system. It seems that getting tatoos in Thailand and adopting Thai children is her schtick and it's been working. Those of your who think this is so wonderful should investigate our pitiful, underfunded child welfare and child protective services, then urge Angelina to look closer to home.
Angelina is an ambassador for the UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This isn't a US-based organization; it's a UN organization, so it only makes sense that they are concerned with the plight of refugees all around the world. I'm sure she herself doesn't choose each place she visits; I would imagine the UNHCR has a hand in that. She and Brad have donated millions of dollars of their money and Lord knows how many hours of their time to help several different causes. If Angelina creates publicity for the plight of the people in the places she visits, who cares if she gets a little free publicity along the way. I think they set a good example, not just for other celebrities, but for all of us. I hope they keep doing what they do.
Well said Marilyn-Malaysia! If only more celebs could be as generous as the Jolie-Pitts.....
They are beautiful humanitarians who share their wealth with much less fortunate, and for that alone, should always be praised instead of being critisized....
God Bless the JPs is right!
God has given you the gift of beauty and talent. It is good to see you use some of that to help other god's children. I hope that many others whom equally enjoy such fortunes follow suit. Bless you.
Interesting PR play. I am sure their PR agencies picked a place that would give that maximum exposure with minimum downside.
Too bad their agencies don't remember that Osama bin Laden was the leader of the Muslim insurgency to create an Islamic state in Europe.
How about going to the other displaced groups from Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, etc? Is that the best you can do – Really!
It is wonderful that they brought to light the aftermath of war – but now what... I watch news all the time and understand there are displaced people all over the world. Now what?
Thanks Angelina for helping my Country .
God bless you and your family
Who cares... GO HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS NOT THE NANNY
I totally agree with you. Those people don't have the basic needs (ie.. Water, Bathrooms, Food, Schools.....etc). Here in the U.S. we have everything, but people are just lazy to take advantage of it.
Joel. T. Go visit some of those countries, and you'll see...
I really hate her, but this was a nice gesture of her.
About americans? stop being so selfish. If people are living in hills over NC or TN it's because they don't try hard enough for change.
6th grade, why didn't go back to school and took advantage of what we have.
We are in the best place of the world. It's a shame seeing people asking her to give attention to our backyard instead of helping other not so fortunate.
why not help people here? because unlike third world countries, we have ample funds and resources to help our own but we chose not to do anything. we don't demand more money for our school systems and help for people in need. in fact, whenever there is a proposal for more school funding and an increase to public services, we complain about paying more taxes, how greedy teachers are for wanting more money, how people should help themselves and not ask for public assistance. so damn angelina jolie for trying to bring awareness to the people of bosnia. maybe they can help themselves too but tax payers won't support the work though i doubt that.
So nice for an American to visit a Muslim population without a bomb and actually get some press coverage too! We all rock together!
Well Angelina and Brad DID do something to help people in the US as well. How quickly we forget all the money they helped raise and donated to New Orleans after the flood. They even have a home there to be close to the organizations they were helping. And so they have helped US and other countries' unfortunate. If everyone helped someone everyday everywhere instead of just complaining of the good others are trying to do we would be in a better shape as a world. Okay...off my soapbox I go...lol.
I think it's amazing how we (people in general) are capable of complaining, even when someone is doing a good thing.
First of all: JOEL – what have you done to help your neighbors? Charity isn't the only thing... sometimes, just spending time with someone, listening to that person... just that is of huge help!
Second: If every person that spends time complaining of their great life, spent time doing something good, or taking care of their own lifes, if only that... the world would be better...
And come on people, how many artists do you see travelling to poor/dangerous and sometimes unknown countries to show to the rest of the world their stories? Uhm? I haven't seen Oprah, or Britney or anybody else latelly, have you?!
My point is, even if they are getting paid (which I doubt) to go to Bosnia, they are showing us (the rich part of the world) how good we have, and that the least that we could do is STOP COMPLAINING AND JUST DO SOMETHING to help who is in need!
Have a great week!
@Joel T, Denise
Really guys? You obviously have no idea what the people of Bosnia deal with. We are the land of opportunity. An education is made available to you, and that's all you need to live a lifestyle far better than most of these people will ever know. Get off your butt and do something.
You are so beautiful.... on the outside but more importantly on the inside! Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all.
How can anyone have anything bad to say about this. Please. Maybe you should get off your PC and go feed the hungry. Geezzzzz No one trip wont make allot of change but every little bit helps. And as far as not helping out here in the US. Must be from someone who has never traveled to one of these regions and seen first hand how what these people indure.
To quote AW "How many houses does she have? How often does she jet about the world, using up non-renewable natural resources? How many nannies take care of her collection of children from around the world, aka her walking-talking Disney Small World? "
–talk about nailing it on the head... nothing better can be said about this homewrecking biotch. Of course I'd use her, but then I would throw her to the curb like the trash she is... what a hypocrite.
Joel.T. Who cares, we're talking about Bosnia here. There will be another article about the U.S. and its whinning people.
Cate and Jasmina, they did not go to Serbia because Serbia attacked Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo and Serbians committed horrible atrocities in these countries. Stay informed.
Am I missing something? On the rare occasions she isn't calling the photogs every time she takes a crap, so she can pimp out her kids, she "visits" these places. Is her mere presence supposed to work miracles?
Hi Angelina and Brad, CooL. Wish me join with you a actress movies " Bosnia " ? I am deaf and I care for you both most of the full taking care for the children in Bosnia's a true story. Up to you and email me. God Bless you full.
Christy (From SF, California)
Farmers Branch, TX
Sean-I am not a multi-millionaire but I give whatever I can...but I'm not the one striking up a cause that will never get the attention it deserves. It's a futile attempt for her to get publicity. If she really wanted to help and if she really cared she would be going there without all the cameras and we would never know. instead of bringing strangers and money to an impoverished community. What do you think there are reporters and cameramen just hanging out in Bosnia. NO SHE BROUGHT THEM!! Just stick to making lousy movies and shut up!!
this is most honorable work to show the world how humans can help one another to eradicate poverty, and injustice... my only question to Brad and Angiei is why not make a visit to Gaza to help those poor people, regular day-to-day people i'm talking about, not those Hamas thugs.. Justice should be for all races, colors, ethnics, whatever... please go there.
It's great to see her focus on Bosnia,and any other country that needs our help....we all assume the war is over, and then every one moves on with their lives. As we all know, once the story is over, and the spotlight has dimmed, the media moves on to another tragedy...glad that she is able to bring to light to the ongoing suffering brought about by a terrible war many years ago. I guess we can all see where this might go with Iraq/Afghanistan in the years to come...
@cate Better question, where were your f-ing celebs when Serbia was working on the systematic extermination of the Bosnian people. Also known in some circles as genocide.
Angie you are not only the hottest woman on the planet but you prove you are also a great human being by adopting children from around the world and dontating your time and money to those unfortunate people left behind. You are a true star and I am an admirer for life. If only more co-called stars had your heart the world would be a much better place!! God Bless You!!
She is a U.N. AMBASSADOR...her position requires her to work with the UNITED NATIONS. How anyone can judge her/them for taking their position seriously is beyond me. You're picking on Angelina for being famous and if it were up to her, since she has acquired quite the bankroll from Hollywood, I bet she would pursue her Humanitarian efforts more than her movie career. Although, she has managed a way to manipulate Hollywood to her advantage at times by giving proceeds she earns to her philanthropic endeavors.
I'm baffled at the perceived ignorance of many of you that judge. Just because THIS article appears on CNN you completely neglect to do any research on any of the domestic work they have done. It's a real shame that you can't see the forest through the trees.
God Bless them for taking time out of their busy lives and making the world a better place. Bringing a light to countries that are out of the spotlight that need attention as much, if not more, than others. Yes, we have people here who need help...so does EVERY CONTINENT ON THE PLANET! We are part of the HUMAN RACE...suffering needs to end WORLD WIDE.
You possess the power to change how you react in these comment threads. To comment negatively to something that is ONLY doing GOOD, is a sad thing. Commend them for not just sucking off of their stardom. If you had the chance to be famous and visit a country as impoverished as some of the countries these two visit, or head to a white sandy beach somewhere...consider what you would do and then look up to the heavens and THANK GOD that there are people who use their power for GOOD and not EVIL and actually *choose* to do so. Thanks for reading.
She was an inspiration to OCTO MOM!!!
Why do you all get so angry at her for doing st positive and not at the hosts of other filthy rich people (celebrities or not) who do nothing at all but worry about their suvs, hairdos, fashion, you name it?
Why should she not use her celebrity to raise attention to misery? Any of us could try and go there to do the same you'll see how many people will actually stop to listen. No one! If not celebrities, who then?
Focus your indignation the right direction and maybe even start with yourselves to see (proportionally to your own financial/time possibilities of course) how much you can do. You'd be surprised what a difference a couple of hours volunteering a week at a shelter does for people. Most of this cost nothing but time and love.
I am sure she does NOT get paid to do this. If anything, the flights and accommodation, but I bet not even that! I don't think any of those celebrities who act as ambassadors for any organization gets paid, period.
You would be surprised how much insight and ideas a non-political figure can bring to problems. Why would she not be able to discuss the issues and help find solutions?
Adam – let me quote you. "When I go in to Boston I walk past some of the poorest people in the world right here at our doorstep!"
I bet that's all you do – walk past.
Instead of complaining about them, why not bash all the celebrities you DON'T hear about? They're doing SOMETHING even if it's not up to the standards of the apparent saints flooding this site.
What great examples of American kindness.
Good Work Angelina.
Angie, be very proud of yourself , and the amazing work you are doing by bringing awareness to the world about countries like Bosnia and its people who need so much help, May God Bless you and keep you in his care and help you to continue doing this amazing work as an Anbassador of Goodwill. God Bless your family and keep them safe always. You are truly an inspiration. Im a working mom and do what I can and donate to local charities and others around the country, and I feel its only a little grain of salt; when I see what you do; it makes me feel very proud of such great woman that you are. You are doing the footwork that I think a lot of women outthere like me would like to be doing. By day the way Im a great fan of all your great movies too.
PLUS SHE'S SMOKIN' HOT.....THAT'S WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT HERE..................
Who cares about the fake big lipped phony thing. She is only trying to get pictures taken to lie about how she is a good person. HA Let's see her get her hands dirty and really be a person that cares. She is only Angelina Joklye.
It's a wonderful thing to be human, to each othr but Hollywood needs to understand history a little better. Giving the Muslums Cosovo Ploi is a slap in the face.
if they wanna help out try donating just one films pay to the people... if they each did that- well thats about 40-50 million right there i think that would help the people out but then again people love to help as long as its not coming out of their own pocket...
PICK SOMETHING AND STICK WITH IT!!! What happened to poverty in Africa? So is this years campaign for the poor in Bosnia?? What will it be next you liberal, tree hugger!! When I go in to Boston I walk past some of the poorest people in the world right here at our doorstep!! How about lending a hand at home first!!
How many houses does she have? How often does she jet about the world, using up non-renewable natural resources? How many nannies take care of her collection of children from around the world, aka her walking-talking Disney Small World?
And, I might add, why does she putting her beautiful daughter in boys clothes and hair cuts?
It is pathetic when the filthy rich "visit" the poor then tell the world something must be done. Do you think for a second that Jolie would change her lifestyle, as in downsize and sacrifice, to make the world a better place? Yeah, sure. Enough enough enough of the Hollywood hypocrites making millions then "doing charity" so their fan base will still pay to see whatever junk they produce.
The critiques are coming from the same people who didn't want us to help the Hatians, because they weren't Amercian. Really doesn't matter where you live, a person in need is a person in need. Villifying someone for not helping "the right people" is absurd. I'm not even a fan of the girl, but when was the last time we thought of the displaced in Bosnia? She is doing what she needs to do as an ambassador. Bringing to light stories like this is a perk. If people think about the situation because a celebrity is there, great, maybe someone who can help will. That's really the point. It's also my understanding that they are both doing there part to help with the re-stabalization of New Orleans, which last I checked was inside of the United States. Hats off to being able to have jobs, be parents and raise awareness on tragedy at home and abroad and actually putting their money where there mouth is.
Angelina is great humanitarian. It is good to see this gal year after year giving her time, energy and money where it counts and not just wanting a photo op. Keep up the good work as you are an inspiration.
I spent 6 months over there while i was in the Army and i know that they could use all the help that they can get... Its a very sad situation.
Angie & Brad are not there promoting themselves but ARE THERE TO SHOW THE HELP IN BOSNIA. SO PEOPLE GET OVER IT ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL LIVES.
@ donna, they have helped here in the US. they have an organization that has helped rebuild NOLA and have contributed millions of dollars rebuilding NOLA. They do a TON of charity work, it has nothing to do with photo ops, Jolie has been doing this for years, long before all this crap about her trying to find a photo op, long before anyone knew she was doing it, take a look into things before making rash decions and make rud comments. you people are the reason why america will keep eating itself from the inside, instead of waiting for others to do things and critizing those for helping others wether its here or another country....which btw those people have it sooooo much worse than we could ever imagine, many have no education adn live in complete squalor, no water, food, sleepng on dirt, being shot at, having a war completly tear your country apart is worse than anyone can imagine, Please take a trip to Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Africa, and than come back and tell me how bad you really have it, they don;t have welfare or a community to help or angel tree or meals on wheels, they have none of this. Please make sur your contributing in more ways than just a christmas donation to people in need before you put others down, go help the old lady down the street clean her house, get groceries, give blankets and food to the homeless, not just the ones who can get to the soup kitchens, help build homes and watch children for those who can't afford daycare and most of all DO not put down others, people lets stop with the negativity.
It amazes me that this harlot thinks she is a good parent, she does evil then goes to a underprivileged area to get recongized.
Money does not make you a good parent, setting a example for your children seems to be more important than throwing money at them.
The comments questioning why she isn't helping people in the U.S. – couple of things. Maybe there's too much red tape to deal with? Maybe even the people who need help here still manage to have running water and electricity for the most part? I know people on welfare with flat screen tvs...so how needy are they?
Finally, instead of begrudging the little bit of positive someone is doing (even a "one day fly in") maybe do something for your community yourself? Ever do a food drive? Clothing drive? Donate free time to tutor at the local library? Help the elderly? Maybe do those things yourself. But, I know it's easier to complain about how someone else is not doing enough. It's easier to be part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
>why can't help being given to our citizens?
Pitt and Jolie moved to New Orleans not too long after Hurricane Katrina to bring awareness to the city's lingering storm-related problems, and Pitt himself has spearheaded a huge undertaking (financed at least in part by his own money) to build high-quality, affordable, storm-resistant homes for New Orleans residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. So it's untrue that they are not helping US citizens - and this is just one example.
People are grateful for Pitts and Jolie's efforts and they do help alot of people. However, we do have many people in USA that need help too that are homeless and live in those kind of situations.
She's doing a whole lot more than I can, and I do what I can. I remember learning about Tibet because of the Beastie Boys. Maybe some kid will learn about one of Angelina causes and do something great. She's bringing awareness through an outlet she has, I commend her for that, and if I had the public image and stage she had, I would do the same, even deal with the criticism that goes with it.
Let's say I'm passionate about illiteracy, then I'm going to be critized because I'm not doing enough for cancer. Just be thankful she's using her celebrity for something positive. Compare what she's doing, with what Tiger Woods has been in the news for, let's be thankful this celeb news story is here.
Amazing woman!.....impressive how you've evolved into such a responsible human being! Thank you
I agree with a lot of people say regarding helping people in our own country but the problem with that is its not celebrities' jobs to do that in the US– its our government and policies. Angelina and Brad visit countries that are considered underdeveloped nations and they have actual discussions with their political and world leaders in those countries...
I think they are so smart/inspirational to use their fame to get this type of information out to the public so the rest of the world can see how others are living so we can remember to be grateful for who and what we have in our lives.
i've been to serbia and the country is truly beautiful with rich history. unfortunately, it's been bombed left and right. all those centuries old buildings bombed – that includes the US who bombed them. the casualty is both sides really. there's no winner in war. going back to angie and brad's efforts, kudos to them. i do love eastern europe, the people are so much warm and welcoming. while they do not have as much as their western counterpart, they give whatever they can offer.
As a country we SHOULD be helping those in our own country. However, we as a people need to be the ones to step up and do it. I think it is a great thing that people like Jolie and Pitt provide publicity to the people that nations as great as ours should not be ignoring. Yet, if we want something done about the people in our own country, we need to step up and do something about it and stop expecting our government to just know what we want them to do. If you do nothing else, speak up and let your voice be heard. Even a small group repeating the same thing over and over to the government will eventually be heard.
Whack-o woman is at it again. Someone throw a rope around this flake.
Hvala (Thank You) for your thoughts and caring about everyone as you have consistently done over the years. All the best !
I applaud anyone who donates their time (and money if they can afford it) to help those less unfortunate. Thank you Angie and Brad for donating your time and money to the many causes you support throughout the world.
For rest of you asking why they don't donate to your "backyard"; I ask you – why don't you? If you are – GREAT. If you're not – please start. Lets spend less time worrying about what others are NOT doing for you and concentrate on what you can do for you or others.
it's good to see famous people doing something about world poverty and all the other crap that no one pays attention to until these folks bring it to the limelight. although well off, they can't finance all these problems, the solution lies often times with the political and social systems.
I think it's great to volunteer anywhere Joel, and what you do for those people is wonderful. However, I have to agree with Rudy somewhat. I hate it when people say why not help our own as if people in other places of the world are not as important. They loves their children and families just as much as we do. They deserve basic necessities as we all do. Even the poorest of the poor in the US is no comparison to other third world countries.
Brad and Angie are spending millions in the 9th ward of NOLA, that's New Orleans, LA, USA. Do some research before you say they aren't doing anything in the US. Brad has been one of the few driving forces to help rebuild NOLA.
Wow, Angie, you are truly admired!
Jasmina – thank you, finally someone brought it up! Where were all those celebrity humanitarians when Serbian children were being bombed, when Serbian women were raped by Bosnian Muslims, when 14 century Serbian monasteries were destroyed?
why is my post not being posted? Do my opinions don't matter, is CNN blocking the free speech. I should move to China
So when are they just going to have a national Jolie-Pitt holiday and get it over with?
Stop hating! They are doing more than with regards to giving a voice to the voiceless, than all the other celebrities put together!!!
why do we always use good news to critique, is it just because we are so unhappy that we must dump on everyone?
Brad and Angie have numerous charities they are dedicated to within USA, just visit: http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/2-angelina-jolie. I still don't comprehend how people can say vile things about this couple and their children through USA media outlets. I don't even live in USA but know the charities they are affiliated with globally including in USA. People should stop whining and embrace Brad & Angie's good deeds. Angie has the most beautiful, sincere and warm smile, she’s loved globally for her beauty, talent and most of all her humanitarian work, how could you people hate her for that???.By the way, Angie is also a member of the affluent CFR organization and she does have direct access to world leaders, she gets a lot done for what she’s credited for, God bless JPs.
Why don't they try & help the US before PUBLICALLY going overseas?
Oh wait!!! They want the publicity.
Jolie and Pitt are just humans and cannot solve world hunger or bring world peace, thus they cannot solve every issue there is around the world or in the US. They can only pick and choose a limited number of projects that they can commit too. Since Jolie is working for the United Nations focusing on Refugee issues, it's completely understandable that she picked projects that concerned refugees. So don't blame her that she didn't focus on poor people on Virginia Hills. Even though they're wealthy movie stars & super famous, they've limited ability. If all the powerful world leaders and super rich philanthropists (like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, etc.) can only solve a small portion of the problems existed in the world today, don't blame Jolie-Pitt for trying to make a difference with the projects they chose.
Thanks Brad and Angie for donating$ 5 million to MIR to build homes in NewOrleans
Wow. Firstly, whatever they do on their own time is their choice, etc. My only reason for commenting is to clarify:
All these comments criticizing about how they're not helping citizens and only one person knew about their work with Katrina. google Brad Pitt and housing in NOLA and you may be surprised by what you find. He has created house designs to build safe houses/communities quickly, and get the folks out of those trailers. They bought a house down there to be closer to the work they do. etc etc etc.
I'm just sayin...how much more do you want these folks to do?
Nothing but ANOTHER photo-op. Maybe she should spend a little time in our own inner cities.
The Jolie-Pitt clan has various organizations they contribute to around the world, including the US. As a goodwill Ambassador, Angelina visits these places to see what is needed so she knows where to focus her efforts. And, anyway, the last I heard, there were no war-torn areas in the US. There are areas still affected by Katrina and various other disasters. However, other celebrities (and LOTS of non-celebriteis) contribute to those efforts. Everyone has their own pet cause; but no one can do it all. I applaud the efforts of everyone who risks their life/comfort/whatever to help another person or animal, no matter where it is. It's all needed in all areas of the world.
She should have visited refugee camps in Serbia, where there are still 250.000 Serbian refugees from Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.
She acts on suggestions from politically influenced UN ignoring obvious victims and promoting biased and selective assistance.
Being so visible, she has no right anymore to be also so ignorant!
People who say that they are just looking for publicity are stupid. They are the kinds of people who have most likely never given a dime to charity. News Flash...Pitt and Jolie don't need any press about themselves, if anything, I imagine they would welcome less, like every time they try to step out with their family and a camera gets shoved in their faces, being followed, etc. At least they are trying to do something to help others less fortunately. That's pretty nice, from where I come from.
Thank you for commenting.
My point was not to tell them where to do "good deeds".
My point was to show folks that there are plenty of less fortunate folks here in the U.S. who could use some help.
As a working class citizen I can only share my opinions here and my opinion is that the good folks in the South eastern foot hills, the kids in Detroit who are losing their schools due to closure, the kids in Chicago being killed because of gang violence... It goes on and on...
Why can't someone in Hollywood take the time to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!!! Lets do something to put the USA back on track.
We as a society tend to listen to the entertainers of the world more so than the politicians. Right???
Just look at the comments here.
Oh come on. Raising awareness for who? They are just 2 stars that you people who don't have lives follow. Why don't you all go out and raise awareness for something in your own community.
I truly like the fact that Brad and Angelina give back to many causes. Brad is like a friend in my head that I would like to hang out with. God Bless them both for their kind and giving hearts. If only he would make an honest woman by marrying her.
and just for the record...I have helped my neigbors. I've helped build houses for habitat for humanity, I've volunteered at homeless shelters and meals on wheels too.
it may not be as big a contribution as some others, but it's SOMETHING right?
as far as I know, Brad and Angelina spend millions and ample of time helping victims of Katrina. So how then they are not helping less fortunate in the U.S.
People have said why don't they help those less fortunate on our own soil instead of going elswhere. Well maybe they hope that people here can help those on our soil. Not everyone has the $ to go and help in other countries. But neighbors can help those here at home, how often have you helped your neighbor while expecting nothing in return?
giving help WHEREVER it's needed is never a bad thing, but complaining that they didnt dole out the help where YOU thought they should...hmmm that's kind of tacky, isn't it?
I do my share of charity work and don't make it a point to show it.
If you must know I work with the angel tree network every year AND I do out reach work with my church.
I've been to the foothills and I have helped load trucks going there – that is why I bring it up.
It's folks like you who want every one else to do something. Why don't you get up and away from the computer and do something in your community to help make it a better place???
Angelina and Brad are two people that are very special, they both have great hearst and souls, they mawy not be religious people who attend church every Sunday like so many other people that claim to be religious, but yet they don't care about others like these two do..they travel to remote areas outside of the glamour and lifestyle of hollywood, visiting people who really need encouragement and hope. Kudos for both Brad and Angelina, the Lord sees the good deeds the 2 of you make and remember is whats in the heart that matters and the 2 of you have a caring loving hearts....keep up the good work, what an example of using your celeberity status to good use...
One day visit will not solve the problem of refugees but it will bring awareness to the people reading the article that the problem still remains in Bosnia to this day. WHY those people have not been able to return to their hometowns and rebuild their lives is beyond any excuse. Darn politicians, darn Europe who allowed the attrocities happen in their backyard, while they wined and dined with the murderers.
Jolie is an inspiration to us all. A wonderful person regardless of what the tabloids say. God bless her and all that she does!
Agreed – There are many less fortunate here at home, and I've heard charity begins at home.
How can we as a nation help other nations when we can't even help ourselves?
@ CINDY... And what have you done lately to raise awareness?
@ Joel- individuals do things all the time to help "our own friends, families, and neighbours". I'm not really impressed when folk point fingers at Angie- she's following her passion of helping others around the world. There are myriad organizations here in the US to address issues... if you're that passionate about people in the foothills, VOLUNTEER.
Good point Joel T. Now, get up off your ass, get away from your computer and do something!!!
@ CINDY... Seriously, are you that negative in your personal life? Jolie is doing a great and wonderful thing for all those human beings that without her obviously don't have any voice. Because, I had no idea of their recent struggles until I read this article...
I am so proud of Angie, some people are so negative, they cannot appreciate anything, Pls give credit where it is due, this is good for people to be aware of what is going on around the world. Keep up the good work Angelina and Brad, may god protect u and your family. Pls stay together and ignore the negativity around you. You cannot please everyone, but keep doing what you are doing.
I would also agree – why can't help being given to our citizens? It is nice they take these trips and I bet she gets paid for it – why can't that same effort be put on our on people – I know others need help but have we forgotten our own? When will this start to happen
yes, i'm sure a one day flying visit will solve the problem
Dang, she is hot
If they can't bring world peace, at least they'll have job security as saints. I'm just sayin'...
But what about the less fortunate folks here in the United States???
The are families in the hills of Tn, NC, and the Virginia foothills who don't even have a 6th grade education. That's the ENTIRE family.
I'm glad the Pitt / Jolie family does great things but can't we as a nation do something to help our own friends, families, and neighbors too???
As if Jolie will be able to discuss possible solutions with political leaders in a region plagued by turmoil for years. Why not privately assist nations instead of travelling the world seeking publicity...
I've always thought of you as an incredible woman. You are an inspiration.
Keep up the good work Angelina and Brad...God Bless your family!
If only more Movie Stars used their fame to raise awareness instead of feeding their own vaniety and self-image.
Angelina is truly an angel on earth
Congrats Angie... what an inspiration... love u!!
Agreed, you are a great inspiration Ms. Jolie!
I love how Jolie and Pitt use their fame to bring awareness about the hardships this world faces and the need for more help. Angeliina is truly an Ambassador to Humanity. God Bless you All!
Your Rock Jolie!!!
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