Brad and Angelina's Million-Dollar
They're the $1 million photographs
generating headlines around the world: Angelina
Jolie, her son Maddox and Brad Pitt, all together
on a beach in Africa.
The pictures started a major bidding war, eventually
won by Us Weekly, which will publish the photos
worldwide this Wednesday.
We spoke with New York Daily News columnist Ben
Widdicombe about the pics.
"The photos don't show Brad and Angelina
actually touching," Widdicombe told us. "They're
on vacation. Angelina's three-year-old son, Maddox,
is also with them."
Widdicombe also said there are new reports about
how the photographer was able to track down the
stars: "On Monday came rumors that Angelina
Jolie herself may have tipped off the photographer
in exchange for not publishing the pictures until
they had left Africa."
So far, Brad and Angelina's camps have said nothing
about the latest pictures.
The "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-stars have
been the subject of speculation for months, and
the two have looked very cozy at times. But why
the trip to Africa? We've learned both stars were
on the continent doing charitable work. Brad is
on a humanitarian mission to promote AIDS awareness.
He's also shooting a new movie in Morocco with
Cate Blanchett called "Babel."
Meanwhile, back on the West Coast, Brad's ex,
Jennifer Aniston, is looking forward to the December
release of her new movie with Kevin Costner, "Rumor
Don't miss Monday's "Extra" for shots
from the set of "Babel" and of Jennifer
on the set of her current movie, "Friends