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Angelina Jolie: I am very homebound one

Angelina Jolie: I am very homebound one

The actress says she has few girlfriends and doesn’t spend a lot of time with them.

If you can’t picture Angelina Jolie yukking it up with a bunch of gal pals over lunch and a manicure, well, that’s because she doesn’t do it. “I don’t really have girlfriends in movies, if you’ve noticed,” she says in the January issue of Marie Claire. “Well, I have a few girlfriends. I just… I stay home a lot. I’m just not very social. I don’t do a lot with them, and I’m very homebound.”

Her partner of more than six years, Brad Pitt, with whom she has three adopted and three biological children, is clearly a big part of the allure of home. “[Brad} has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear,” she gushes. “I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him.”

That brood includes Maddox, 10; Pax, 8; Zahara, 6; and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, who, Jolie shares with the magazine, are very different. “Knox is very much a dude … very physical, tough.” While Jolie — who makes her directorial debut with the intense “In the Land of Blood and Honey” later this month — admits she’s never been much of a “girly-girl,” little Vivienne certainly is: “Vivi will pick flowers from the garden and put them in her hair. She likes to get her nails done and collects stuffed animals. It’s funny for me to have to buy all things pink and watch princess movies!

Jolie also reveals in the interview that her highly publicized estranged relationship with her father, actor Jon Voight, has gotten better … somewhat.

“He’s met the kids and they’ve met him, and I think that’s important that they can do that. We’re in each other’s lives, but we don’t as a rule discuss the past,” she explains.

And for those wondering if the Jolie-Pitt clan will be getting even bigger in the future, well, never say never. “Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don’t know,” says the 36-year-old. “I could end up pregnant.”

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Rihanna has learned to put herself first

Rihanna has learned to put herself first

Rihanna is head over heels for her current man Matt Kemp, but in the end she knows she needs to make her own happiness the main priority, not anyone else’s.

Rihanna is hot and heavy with her latest man, baseball star Matt Kemp, but she knows making herself happy is her number one priority.

She told Britain’s Marie Claire magazine: “The most important thing is to be happy and true to yourself.

“I don’t want to look back at this in 30 years from now and say, ‘I did it all to make them happy and I didn’t enjoy.’

“I want to be able to say people loved me because of who I am. People have a lot more respect for you when you’re yourself and let them see your imperfections. That’s the big connection.”

The Barbados-born beauty was assaulted at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown in February 2009 but believes her ordeal made her the person she is now.

She explained: “I couldn’t have been the woman I am today, or the friend, or the sister, or the artist, or the role model I am today if I didn’t go through what I went through in the last year and a half.”

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