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Brad Pitt currently stars in the number-one movie in the country, Burn After Reading.

He also appears to have found a new, number-one cause to focus on.

The actor donated $100,000 to fight California's Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that would take away same-sex couples' right to marry.

"Because no one has the right to deny another their life, even though they disagree with it, because everyone has the right to live the life they so desire if it doesn't harm another and because discrimination has no place in America, my vote will be for equality and against Proposition 8," Pitt said in a statement.

No matter where you stand on gay marriage - and we're curious to hear reader thoughts on the topic - it's hard not to admire Pitt for taking a stand on such a controversial issue.

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They're the most talked about siblings since Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger were paired up in a certain 1988 movie.

Indeed, the first photos of Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline may have sold for almost as much money as the above-referenced film, Twins.

Jessica Simpson Birth

People Magazine reportedly shelled out $14 million for the following pic of Brangelina's babies. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are giving the money to charity. Yes, on top of being gorgeous, these actors are model humanitarians.

Enjoy the shot of Knox and Vivienne after this article's jump...

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Following a series of false reports, it's been confirmed that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did, indeed, welcome twins into the world on Saturday night in France.

Dr. Michael Sussman, who delivered Knox and Vivienne, said the Caesarean section procedure went perfectly, as the actress was awake and excited throughout.

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"It was an epidural, so [Angelina] was awake and speaking and laughing. They were happy," said Sussmann, adding that Pitt was more than up to the task of cutting the children's umbilical chords. "He was perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional."

Meanwhile, Mayor Christian Estrosi of Nice, France, took advantage of the opportunity to try and increase tourism to his city. He showed off Knox Leon's birth certificate outside the Fondation Lenval hospital, where Knox and sister Vivienne Marcheline were born.

"On behalf of the inhabitants of Nice, I congratulate the happy parents, the most famous couple in the world, who have chosen our city for this happy event," Estrosi said. "We are truly honored and thankful to have them here."

Hmmm... are Brad and Angelina really the most famous couple in the world? Somewhere, Zanessa is planning a child of its own, hoping to shatter this myth.

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The Hollywood Gossip staff does our best to verify every rumor and story we publish.

When we get it wrong, however, we aren't above an apology and a retraction. (Turns out Miley Cyrus was never pregnant. Our bad!)

Angelina Jolie on Nightline

The same can't be said for Entertainment Tonight. The supposedly venerable celebrity gossip show still won't face the facts when it comes to Angelina Jolie giving birth; or NOT giving birth, to be precise.

Angelina Jolie is still pregnant. Please, someone tell Mary Hart.

"We still don't know if she's had those babies or not and until we do we won't retract our story. I don't know yet that we've made a mistake," host Mary Hart recently said.

Hart makes this statement despite the fact that Brad Pitt was in a different country from Jolie when she supposedly gave birth to twins; and that Brangelina's publicist has denied the report.

"I hope that the babies were born when we said they were and that we had our facts straight. I have never retracted a story in 26 years, but all I can do now is wait and see," Hart said.

It's a genius move by Hart. She'll wait, she'll see that the babies are eventually born and - presto! - Entertainment Tonight's report will be verified.

This is the best plan since Linda Hogan decided to date 19-year Charlie Hill as vengeance for being cheated on.

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Brad Pitt is taking adorable daughter Shiloh on a shopping spree in Cannes in this photo.

The entire Brangelina clan was in the city for the Cannes Film Festival, as Brad was able to slip away almost unnoticed because a majority of the paparazzi was focused on a very pregnant Angelina Jolie.

Dannielynn Birkhead

In case you somehow haven't heard, she's expecting twins later this year. Because the world needs far more beautiful people.

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Sorry, David Archuleta. But you weren't the cutest guy on American Idol last night.

Certified hottie and impressive humanitarian (and actor) Brad Pitt received a raucous round of applause when he appeared on the Idol stage.

Big Michael Lynche

After overcoming microphone difficulties, Pitt introduced a video of Daughtry visiting Uganda and asking for donations. Check it out below:

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Meanwhile, for clips of American Idol auditions throughout the season, visit that show's video section now. Vote on your favorite.

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The sky is the limit when it comes to how much money celebrities are being paid to pimp out their babies in celebrity news and gossip magazines nowadays.

After paying Christina Aguilera $1.5 million in February for shots of her newborn son, Max, People shelled out a whopping $6 million to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony for photos of their newborn twins, Max and Emme.

Brad Pitt and Kids

One celebrity news editor, who asked to remain anonymous, said:

"It's at the point now where some stars might decide to have more kids just to collect the money from their photos."

Pregnant celebrities are now "treating this like a game," said National Enquirer Executive Editor Barry Levine.

"It's become big business now," Levine said. "It's outrageous, they've gotten very sophisticated. The rights are bought up now even before the celebrity enters the hospital. They hire extra security so it's impossible to obtain a photo illegally."

Brangelina made (then gave away) millions from selling photos of Shiloh.

Levine said stars now realize that having a child in this celebrity news media era is "akin to getting a role in a movie."

Celebrity gossip publications don't mind - they recoup money over time with magazine sales, Web hits, and by re-selling the photos overseas.

Angelina Jolie, rumored to be carrying twins, could trump all celebrities by commanding $10 million for the first photos of the babies, Levine said.

"That's where the market is right now," he said. "When I was the editor of Star in L.A., we bought photos of Lisa Marie Presley's baby back in 1989 for $100,000, and at the time I thought it was outrageous. Now it's chump change."

American Media Editorial Director Bonnie Fuller said that the celebrity baby photo payouts just keep escalating: "If J.Lo really did get $6 million, then I think Angelina can now command $8 million," Fuller said. "The magazines must look at it as a long-term investment, but I think it'll cap out at a certain point."

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It's always great to report about celebrities giving back to the community and few, if any, are a better example of that than Brangelina.

Former President Bill Clinton, too, is no slouch in that department. Bill hosted his Clinton Global Initiative University, while Pitt, the founder of the Make It Right Foundation, posed with supporters and promoted an all-important cause.

The political and Hollywood stars greeted volunteers and broke ground for new homes in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday.

Brad Pitt and Bill Clinton walked along the street as hundreds of volunteers on each side, wielding shovels and rakes, prepared the land for homes, clearing overgrown grass and weeds that were covering drains and sidewalks.

The foundation headed by Pitt plans to begin building affordable homes for Hurricane Katrina victims, and the 9th Ward was one of the hardest hit.

"We hope to see a huge change here in the next six months," Pitt told a group of residents as the 42nd President stood by his side.

Brad Pitt, Bill Clinton and a young lady named DeeCarla Rogers.

While Brangelina continued rebuilding New Orleans, Bennifer (Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner) had politics on the mind, hosting a fundraiser for Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama on Sunday in Boston, Mass.

Wearing a gray suit and black Converse All Star sneakers, Ben Affleck said he and his wife were just doing "their part for society."

Calling the Illinois senator a "genuine, real force" he said "there are a lot of things" he loves about Barack Obama, "but I won't bore you with all of them. I'm an actor. I'm not going to create 10-point policy details."

Affleck has been a Barack Obama supporter since he first met him at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, according to the Boston Herald.

Their relationship hasn't gotten too close for comfort.

"I'm just grateful he didn't ask me to do a sexy YouTube video with him," Affleck said, referring to his raunchy music video with Jimmy Kimmel.

Brad Pitt Biography

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Birthplace
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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William Bradley Pitt

Brad Pitt Quotes

I'm impervious to poo, snot, urine, vomit. You can't get me. You cannot break me down.

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Our seven-year-old was searching the word 'weapons' on Google the other day and ended up on some white-supremacist site. I'm sure now we're on all kinds of watch lists.

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