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.