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Celebrity magazine fakes Pitt, Jolie photo

Star fuses two separate beach shots of actors together
/ Source: The Associated Press

The stars are not aligned at one celebrity tabloid. To match Us Weekly's cover photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together on an African beach, Star magazine doctored two separate oceanside pictures of each actor.

The issue proclaims, "Brad & Angelina: Caught Together! On Vacation." But tucked away on page 8 is a disclaimer noting the image is a "composite of two photographs."

Us Weekly won a bidding war for the real photos by spending a reported $500,000 for the pictures. They show Pitt, Jolie and her 3-year-old son Maddox playing together on a beach in Kenya. Pitt and Jolie aren't shown being affectionate with each other.

The Us Weekly photos were bought from Big Pictures, a London-based photography agency.

"We have a network of tippers," said Alan Williams, chief executive. "We got a tip that Jolie was going to a certain place (Alfajiri)."

Neither star has commented on the reports.

Star's photos were drawn from a picture of Pitt in Anguilla, a Caribbean island, in January, and one of Jolie and Maddox in Virginia a year ago. Since that time, Maddox has grown noticeably.

Pitt, 41, separated from his wife, Jennifer Aniston, in January. At the time of their breakup, there was speculation in the tabloids of a romance between Pitt and the 29-year-old Jolie, who star in the upcoming film "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."

Last weekend, Pitt was in Ethiopia visiting orphans of the AIDS pandemic that is devastating Africa.