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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie need six to eight nannies and a fleet of cars to keep their brood moving, says Life & Style magazine.
By The Scoop
updated 10/29/2008 9:26:01 AM ET 2008-10-29T13:26:01

What does it take to keep the Jolie-Pitt household running smoothly? A fleet of cars and a half-dozen nannies, for starters.

“We’ve provided them with more than 20 Volkswagens while they’re here in Berlin,” Mya Walters, a public-relations manager for the car company, told Life & Style magazine.

The magazine reports that the Pitt-Jolie Berlin digs also have a dinner table that seats 16 — that’s just a couple extra seats when you factor in their own family of eight and the six nannies the couple sometimes requires.

During their recent trip to New Orleans, the magazine reports that they tried to make do with four nannies, but needed to fly in an additional two to combat the chaos.

Don’t judge: it’s all for the sake of the family. Family friend Wyclef Jean said, “They make plenty of time for the kids, they’re great parents.”

Richard Dreyfuss bites the “W.” hand that feeds him
During the scenes in “W.” when it was difficult to tell whether you were watching a “Saturday Night Live” sketch or good character acting, Richard Dreyfuss, who played Dick Cheney, was among the standouts.

Which is why it’s a touch disappointing that Dreyfuss slammed the film during his Oct. 28 appearance on “The View,” calling it “six-eighths of a great film” and said that he did it only for “the money.”

Scoop on riding the big wavesEveryone needs a paycheck, but saying six-eighths instead of three-fourths is nearly unforgivable.

Moreover, Dreyfuss went on to say director Oliver Stone was a fascist.

“Imagine working for Sean Hannity ... you can be a fascist, even when you’re on the left,” he told the ladies of the “View.”

Anyone know what spurned such a sharp attack? Drop me a line.

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One theory: The film isn’t exactly breaking any box office records, and could be in danger of not recouping the $30 million or so it needs to break even. Perhaps this comes down to paycheck issues.

Craig says next Bond film could be in jeopardy
The release of the newest James Bond film is weeks away, but “Quantum of Solace” star Daniel Craig fears the economy could prevent another 007 film from being put into production any time soon.

He told Britain’s Daily Mirror, “As far as the next film is concerned, there is nothing scheduled. Economically, the world is in quite a lot of trouble, so who knows if we can afford to do another Bond movie any time soon?”

Slideshow: Celebrity Sightings Is Craig being something of a Debbie Downer? Scoop votes yes. Certainly studios will be thinking twice about plunking down upward of $100 million per movie, but “Casino Royale” pulled in more than $400 million at the box office — doesn’t that count for something?

Also, how about we shake things up and film in New York City? The Big Apple’s tax incentives could cut some costs from the overall price tag if nothing else.

Oh, and by the way, the people have spoken. I confessed a few weeks back that I had never seen a James Bond flick and asked you to vote on which one I should rent.

It was a tight race, but just slightly more of you voted for “Goldfinger” than “Casino Royale.” Netflix, here I come.

Kate Hudson’s Halloween party
Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party made news when those guys who arrived dressed as cops actually were cops. In Touch Weekly has more details. The magazine says the Oct. 25 bash included Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale and Courteney Cox, who dressed as a witch, plus Leonardo DiCaprio in a green mask.

“He didn’t take it off even when people asked him to!” the magazine reports. “It was pretty funny how serious he was about it. But he was having a great time and flirting with girls.”

Courtney Hazlett delivers the Scoop Monday through Friday on msnbc.com.

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