In Other News...Angelina Jolie, Lil' Kim, and Brett Ratner, Maybe

by | July 6, 2005 | Comments

U. N. goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie has once again put her money where her humanitarian mouth is, adopting a newborn Ethiopian baby girl. Jolie, who adopted her 3-year old son, Maddox, from Cambodia in 2002 with ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton, has named her new daughter Zahara Marley Jolie and is reportedly overjoyed to give Maddox an African sister. While recent speculations have suggested the adoption is a result of the actress’ rumored romance with "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-star Brad Pitt, Jolie is making it clear that Zahara is an addition to a strictly single-parent family.

Rap superstar Lil’ Kim, she of the diminutive stature, the raunchy lyrics, and the pasties-count-as-coverage outfits, will soon be going where few female rappers have gone before — to prison. Found guilty of three counts of perjury and one count of conspiracy in relation to a 2001 New York shootout, the woman known as the Queen Bee (or, by her civilian name, Kimberly Jones) was sentenced Wednesday to serve a one year and one day sentence starting September 19. Lil’ Kim was convicted last March for lying twice to cover up two associates involved in the incident, in which members of her Junior M.A.F.I.A. crew exchanged gunfire with rap rivals Capone-N-Noreaga over a track in which Kim got dissed by fellow rhymer Foxy Brown.

And finally, in a twist of your normal everyday celebrity identity theft, a personal ad posted on Yahoo! boasts the picture and profile of director, Brett Ratner. The posting, entitled ‘Hollywood Hunk Seeks Starlet,’ describes the candidate as a 6’2" athletic small-time director, looking to meet some New York ladies. Interested? If you can believe it, give him a shot — we hear he’s still casting for "Rush Hour 3."