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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will be taking the whole family to Missouri for Thanksgiving, despite the rumored fued between Jolie and Mama Pitt.
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updated 11/20/2007 12:08:00 AM ET 2007-11-20T05:08:00

Despite earlier rumors regarding a slow-burning feud between Angelina Jolie and Mama Pitt , Brad Pitt’s bringing his entire brood home for the holidays.

The globe-trotting Brangelina clan plans on spending an all-American Thanksgiving in Missouri, reports OK! “They're trying to get the kids together with Brad’s family,” one insider told the magazine. If there is any tension between Brad’s best gals, it sounds as if they’ll set it aside for the holidays. “Angelina knows how important it is for [Brad] to get quality time with his folks."

Also important for the couple, says another friend of the family, is making sure that their children, Maddox, 6; Pax, 3; Zahara, 2; and 1-year-old Shiloh understand the value of having a close-knit family. “Brad thinks it’s just as important to have the kids be exposed to the values he saw growing up in Missouri as it is for them to travel around the world,” the source told OK! “It helps keep him grounded, and he wants the same for his kids.”

Jessica Simpson wants a man
Forget Nick Lachey, John Mayer and even those Johnny Knoxville relationship rumors. Jessica Simpson wants her a man. During a recent appearance on “The View,” the blonde bombshell said she’s married to her music. “As far as boys go, I don't need 'em,” Jessica affirmed. “I want a man."

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In a portion of the interview posted on People.com, the young divorcee described the guy of her dreams: “Somebody who's a really great family guy,” the singer and actress said. “Like if a kid were to come up to him and tug on his shirt, he'd pick him up and twirl him around. I definitely love a family man, a guy that's not afraid to pick up the babies. ... Somebody that wants to meet my grandparents immediately. I think all those characteristics are what make a man attractive.”

Jessica also confessed that Mr. Right should be secure enough to handle a strong, confident woman. “If he has a cute butt, that's all right,” she added.

Anthony Hopkins bashes U.S. celeb culture
While Anthony Hopkins enjoys the life and career he’s made in America, the “Silence of the Lambs” star isn’t happy with the media and the prevailing celebrity-obsessed culture. He spoke with the Guardian UK about his take on U.S. news and … ahem … gossip coverage.

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings “They are the body snatchers,” Anthony said of televised talking heads. “They have taken everything out of us. Look at American news programs. Most of them are adverts. It's showtime, war as showtime. Those anchor people are all weird and strange. I wouldn't say they are insane but with the lip gloss ... it's Disneyland.”

The veteran actor has an even harder time with "the obsession with Anna Nicole Smith, the obsession with Paris Hilton.” Anthony explained to the Guardian, “The whole world is obsessed. The national nightmare - will Paris Hilton be released from jail? You look at the magazines. Brad and Angelina - everyone is so breathless because 'Are they going to break up?' What is this about?

“It is insanity. But it feeds a mass of people who work day in, day out. They have a struggle to survive and have no other outlet but to be entertained. It's not the people's fault. It is the way the media exploits the people.”

Still craving a little more exploitation? Read on …

Dish on the fly
A TMZ paparazzo caught a seemingly able-bodied Julia Roberts and her equally fit-looking husband, Danny Moder, parking in a space designated for the disabled. The couple stopped in Malibu’s Hows supermarket for some grub but apparently “mistook” the International Sign for Accessibility for a VIP spot! … James Blunt knows how to please the ladies. At least that’s what he recently told Live magazine. And the more, the merrier! “I once found myself in a swimming pool in Los Angeles with nine naked models and I was the only guy,” the “You’re Beautiful” troubadour bragged. And as for all of his conquests, rumored to include Paris Hilton, Reese Witherspoon and many more, “I'd like to think any woman I have known has enjoyed being with me.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines and Helen A.S. Popkin.

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