Tabloid Report: Still No Brangelina Baby, World Waits

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The widely reported due date of baby Brangelina has come and gone, and we've heard nothing about a visit from the stork. That's left all the tabs impatiently waiting for the birth of the baby New York magazine dubbed the most anticipated since Jesus. But, according to Britain's Daily Mirror, the elusive pics will go to only one American weekly. The British paper didn't divulge the title of the lucky mag but said the publication earned the honor by donating $4.9 million to UNICEF. The rest of the tabloid herd will have to just be content with covering how new dad Brad is coping.
Bumps still add up to big news.
Bumps still add up to big news.

In its specially priced issue (yours for a quarter!), Life & Style suggests Brad is coping poorly indeed. Between Angelina's supposed early contractions, the slow progress of renovations to his Malibu home and a July start date for filming "Ocean's 13," it's not a stretch to believe that, as a "friend" of the actor tells the magazine, "Brad's freaking out."

In Touch suggests that Brad's stress has forced Angelina to make some compromises for her man. According to the mag, Angelina has finally agreed to marry her baby-daddy and is considering moving the family's Paris headquarters from a penthouse near the Eiffel tower to an apartment near the Camps-Elysees that Brad prefers. Plus, in the face of rumors Angelina has made Brad's parents feel excluded from their son's life, the tab reports "Angelina is finally willing to let Brad's family be more involved in the birth."

It seems Brad is hopeful the baby will bring the entire extended Jolie-Pitt clan together. OK reports that "Brad the peacemaker" is encouraging Anglina to take this opportunity to reach out to her estranged father, Jon Voigt. A source tells the mag, "If anybody can bring Angie back to her dad, it will be Brad."

Us Weekly stays away from sordid tales of the supercouple's rocky family relationships, instead depicting the family doing normal things like shopping. The mag has photos of a large-bellied Angelina standing outside a jewelry store in the resort town of Swakopmund. It seems to Watercooler that the shopping urges of women in the late stages of pregnancy -- from Angie's African bead buying to Katie's Beverly Hills shoe shopping -- has spawned a subgenre of tabloid photojournalism: the "Shop 'till the Baby Drops" pic.

A picture of Angelina's shopping trip also appeared in People, the rumored winner of the Brangelina baby photo derby due to the magazine's history of giving charitable donations and ending up with exclusive photos.
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