December 25, 2003 - Jessica
Simpson spoke with Us Weekly on her work with Operation Smile as their
international youth ambassador. The organization sends surgeons to do reconstructive
surgery for facially deformed children thoughout the world. "I was just
so blessed to have a happy smile and an incredible home life, and in some
way I feel compelled to help others who only have a millimeter of what
I have," Simpson explained. The
singer pointed towards actress Angelina Jolie as an inspiration to becoming
involved. "Angelina Jolie is so inspirational," Jessica said. "She strips
herself of stardom and gives her time, her heart and love to people who
don't even know who she is."
December 22, 2003 - Seattle
Post Intelligencer reprots federal agents have dismantled a Seattle adoption
agency, which was used by Angelina Jolie when she adopted Maddox, accused
of brokering the adoption of Cambodian children who were not orphans --
in some cases with a payment of $100 to the birth mother. Read more.
December 18, 2003 - The Sun
reports Colin Farrell lashed out at a photographer after taking Angelina
Jolie back to his hotel. The actor whisked the Tomb Raider beauty back
to Londonís Langham Hotel on Friday, where he shocked onlookers by snogging
her in the lobby. "He was screaming all sorts of obscenities," a hotel
worker remarked. "He went at the photographer and tried to take his camera,
spitting swear words into the blokeís face. There was a real struggle.
Then he suddenly stopped, laughed and walked away." Read more.
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