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Breastfeeding twins proved tough for Angelina

“There’s this football hold — it’s a lot harder than it looks in the books,” Jolie told a U.K. morning show. “I did that a few times, (but then) I would take turns. It just takes a long time.”
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She makes raising six kids under the age of 8 look easy, but Angelina Jolie admits there’s one aspect of motherhood that proved too tough. In an interview with U.K. morning show “GMTV,” the “Changeling” star said she struggled with the task of breastfeeding twins Knox and Vivienne.

“You think, ‘Ah, if anybody can do that, I can do that,’” she said of her attempts to feed both babies at once. “There’s this football hold — it’s a lot harder than it looks in the books. I did that a few times, (but then) I would take turns. It just takes a long time.”

Eventually the process became so difficult and time consuming, the actress was forced to give up her efforts altogether.

“I stopped at three months,” Jolie confessed. “(That was) about as much as I could do.”

Pam Anderson’s policy tips for President-elect Barack Obama
Though she’s not an official member of President-elect Obama’s transition team, former “Baywatch” babe Pamela Anderson posted some advice for the soon-to-be commander in chief to her Web site.

“Promote vegetarianism — which would help end world hunger,” the actress wrote as an intro to one of her many meandering and creatively punctuated sentences. “Crack down on factory farming that is killing the environment and slaughtering so many animals — wastefully and carelessly and it’s unhealthy/and it’s just impractical — to think this is monitored/regulated effectively.”

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In addition to her PETA-worthy plea, Anderson’s open letter to Obama suggests the president-elect should get rid of private health insurance, bring the troops home and crack down on crimes against children (“Government must Castrate every molester-or potential molester — error on the safe side — if any child pornography is found in anyone’s possession.”).

Oh, and she’d like him to legalize marijuana, too. “I think we should Legalize Marijuana, tax and monitor — farm Hemp etc — this would make our borders less corrupt and then I think eventually this will be more secure option and save children in the long run — we should be able to farm Hemp in America — it’s just silly — it would create jobs — and be good for environment,” Anderson insisted.

Reese Witherspoon’s Christmas wish If Jake Gyllenhaal’s unsure of the perfect holiday gift for his girlfriend, Reese Witherspoon just made it a little easier by dropping a public hint.

“Oh, I want someone to build me a good chicken coop,” the “Four Christmases” star told USA Today. Hopefully Gyllenhaal knows his way around a hammer and a hen house, as Witherspoon’s really looking forward to watching the labor. “A man who can just get down there and build it … ooh.”

Dish on the fly When she finally hangs up her “Hannah Montana” wig for good, Miley Cyrus wants to get real. The teen queen recently confessed her reality TV ambitions in an interview with E! News. “I would want to be on a reality show, ’cause I think that’s crazy,” Cryus revealed. “Like, anyone who would do that has some serious guts. I just want to be in a really nice house with cameras following me around… Really, they just pay you to sit in a room, so I could just sit there read my book, eat Cheetos — just hang out.” … Coldplay fans may be disappointed to learn the band plans to call it a day before they reach their “best-by” date. That news comes from frontman Chris Martin, who doesn’t believe rock ‘n’ roll gets better with age. “I’m 31 now and I don’t think that bands should keep going past 33,” Martin told the Daily Express. “So we’re trying to pack in as much as possible. Up until the end of next year, we’ll just go for it in every sense. I don’t believe in time off. We’ve still got most of our hair, we can still fit into our musical trousers and we’ve got to make the most of that.” Yeah, can’t let those “musical trousers” days go to waste.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.