Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Suing Over Tabloid Gossip

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Recent rumors of their demise have gotten so out of control that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are suing a London tabloid for claiming they are planning to split.

The couple's lawyer, Keith Schillings, tells BBC News that Pitt and Jolie have begun legal proceedings against the always-reputable News of The World tabloid.

On January 24, that publication said the two had agreed to divide their assets and made arrangements for the custody of their six kids. This is not the case.

Schillings tells the BBC that the report contained "false and intrusive allegations" and the paper failed to meet a demand for a retraction and apology for it.

Schillings says Sorrell Trope, an L.A. divorce lawyer identified by some publications as advising the two, denied that he had been in contact with the couple.

Brangelina is not dividing up assets or Maddox anytime soon.

"I have had no contact from... Angelina Jolie and/or Brad Pitt," Trope said in a statement. "I have never met... your clients or had any involvement with them. The foregoing is true with respect to all other members of this firm."

Basically, for a lawsuit to have merit, the plaintiff must prove it was deliberately defamed by false reporting, rather than the publication merely screwing up.

It certainly looks like that was the case here, as evidenced by Trope's denial. The News Of The World has yet to comment on the story or lawsuit.

Pitt and Jolie, who are not married, nonetheless appear wholly committed to their relationship and each other, as their Super Bowl PDA in Miami Sunday.

They took their eldest son, Maddox (pictured), to the big game. Surprisingly, there was no sign of Jennifer Aniston, who Brad is still in love with, according to OK!

Better have some good lawyers on retainer, OK!

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I almost agree with Auooe. this started because of some kind of love affair and those relationships hardly ever last. Yet who knows, maybe they are the exception. no matter what, I am glad they are suing. The tabloids should have known better than spreading false rumors.

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I'm glad they are suing NOTW. It will be interesting how far NOTW is prepared to go before backing down and settling with the full apology and payments to charity. As for Angelina never having been to a football game before but going to the Superbowl - hahahahahahahah!!! I'm not interested in football or base ball or basketball much. But, if someone was gonna invite me to the best seats in town to watch the superbowl or equivalent, I think I'd be able to squeeze in some time to watch the game live.

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I agree with Raina,people should just leave Angelina and Brad alone they have been together for along time now and even got 6 beautiful children , what the magezines are saying about them is a whole lot of crap and we all no it, I'm pretty sure they just want to get on with their lives and raise their children together in peace.

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I agree! Angelina has NEVER been to a ball game before! The pda wasn't normal for them in public. It was really sick! That isn't normal behavior for a 5 year couple with 6 children at the SUPER BOWL! I mean I am watching the game get off of ME!

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eooua- whoa did someone hit a nerve there? u seem to need horse tranquilizers for all that narcissistic rage...i'd go see a therapist immeidately because i think you're foaming at the mouth..tone the psychotic rage..geeez...we're just people here expressing our opinions, no need to lose all of your diginity and class in the process by the way completely agree with other auooe comment:
exploitation of wounded/sick/suffering people for your own PR purposes=SOCIOPATH.

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WOW!
I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT AFTER MORE THAN FIVE YEARS OF MARRIAGE AND SIX CHILDREN, THE TABLOIDS AND YOU THE PUBLIC STILL HAVE YOUR SIGHTS SET ON BRAD AND ANGELINA BREAKING UP. BACK IN THE 50'S A CELEBRITY WAS ADMIRED FOR THEIR CRAFT, WE RESPECTFULLY STAYED OUT OF THEIR PERSONAL LIVES. IT'S ONE THING IF A LAW IS BROKEN OR IF A PERSON EARNS A SPOT ON THE FRONT PAGE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED NEWS WORTHY, BUT COME ON, THIS IS BEYOND REDICULOUS. LET THEM BE AND MAYBE THEY GET TO RAISE THEIR FAMILY AND MAKE IT AS A COUPLE. IF THEY DON'T, WELL I HOPE IT'S NOT BECAUSE OF THE PRESSURES IMPOSED ON THEM BY US AND THE RAGS WE CALL NEWS.

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Auooe, You are ugly, jealous bitter bitch. Move on

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I hope Brangelina sue OK, In-touch, Star magazine,etc..and Internet websites of Chinifer Manfaceton's assitansts created.

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they have never gone this far with trying to cover their own asses. i really don't think the case will go through, if it did that would be stupid. what whiny little brats. there have been a lot of worse things said about celebrities then break up rumors. suing is not the way to end break up rumors, they just have to stay together if you really are in love, when they were in love they didn't care about the rumors, cuz they weren't true. i guess they now they're not really in love anymore, so now they do have to resort to suing

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i used to have some respect for brad pitt..but after deciding to go this route...i realize he has a few issues of his own...control issues...listen brad, your relationship can't look any worse, if that's what you're worried about...the public is not idiotic..and to have so many different sources describe your relationship as sweet on the surface, in public, and hellish behind closed doors, it can't be true that all of those people are lying...seeing that angelina jolie fits the profile of a clinical sociopath, i wouldn't be surprised that there's hell behind closed doors..brad needs to realize that he can't control the truth coming..it will come out when it wants to come out..and all this desperate posturing and making out in front of the camers IS going to make brad look like a fool, not the news of his broken relationship..because the public already knows, if u form a relationship based on lust and adultery...nothing good will come of it..