by Lucile Scott
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie just can’t get enough of…AIDS advocacy!
Last November, four months after the duo wrapped the marital
blockbuster Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the golden Trojan became a special
ambassador for Nelson Mandela’s 46664 awareness campaign. In
April, he completed his second Ethiopian voyage, meeting with activists
and HIVers—and Ms. Jolie, according to a famously expensive Us Weekly
photo of the duo on an Ethiopian beach.
Hmm. As a UN goodwill
ambassador since 2001, Jolie has stormed across Africa and starred at
the World AIDS Confab in Thailand. Is Pitt’s sudden PWA goodwill
something he, er, caught from Jolie? Neither star would comment, but Us
Weekly writer Kevin O’Leary told us, “Even if Jolie’s charms have
piqued his HIV interest, he’s already a pro activist—who hasn’t mixed
business with pleasure while away ‘raising awareness’? What happens in
Ethiopia, stays in Ethiopia.” —LS