Accessorising With Africa
A few years ago it was Ireland. All the celebrities were flocking to Dublin and County Wicklow, drinking Guinness and putting on an air of superiority for being In Country. I read at least three stories about Gwyneth and Boyfriend charmingly going down the local for a few pints, bumping into Daniel Day Lewis on the way.
Now, apparently, Namibia is the hot getaway destination. It must be really fun at cocktail parties to drop the bombshell about "wintering in Africa with the children." Who wouldn't love a country light on people, heavy on diamonds and--here's the kicker--with a government-controlled press?
Namibian authorities are clamping down on journalists trying to follow Brad Pitt, pregnant Angelina Jolie and her two adopted children after the couple asked for some privacy, according to a newspaper report Sunday. ... The Sunday Times said its own photographer and three French photographers were ordered to leave Namibia or face arrest. Journalists require accreditation to work in the country. Namibian Prime Minister Nahas Angula defended the move, saying the couple should be left alone. "This lady is expecting," he told the Sunday Times. "You guys are harassing her. Why don't you allow her some privacy? Harassment is not allowed in Namibia.
I guess that whole First Amendment thing is really a bitch when you're pregnant and famous, huh? Oh well. At least their years of exploiting their looks for money and pimping themselves out to the American press have paid off. Now they can flee to a country without freedom and eat Kentucky Fried Chicken with their babies in peace.