Brad Pitt is firing back at Angelina Jolie’s claims that he hasn’t been paying “meaningful” child support. He filed his own paperwork and slammed her for choosing to air their issues involving their children in public. In court papers filed yesterday, Brad claims he lent Angie $8 million to help her buy her current home and paid more than $1 million in bills to help her and their six children. His lawyers called her filing “unnecessary” and claimed she “omitted material information.” A source familiar with the situation said that Angelina never asked for child support until this week. She and Brad communicated through his attorney regarding the children’s financial needs. In addition, he has paid for a majority of the kids’ security, which includes bodyguards, since their 2016 separation. Samantha Bley DeJean, Angie’s lawyer, claimed that Tuesday’s filing was “both legally appropriate and factually accurate in all respects.” Using legalese, she basically called Brad’s action a blatant attempt confuse the truth and distract from the fact that he hasn’t met his legal obligations to support 17-year-old Maddox, 14-year-old Pax, 13-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh, and 10-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne. As for the money, she claims Brad is charging Angie interest on the loan with a payment plan. This is going to get uglier…
“Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi is heading off to Harvard in a few weeks. You may recall that when she was putting in her college applications, she got a letter or recommendation from Michelle Obama. She also comes from an interesting background – her father, Afshin Shahidi, was Prince’s official photographer, and one of her cousins is an astronaut. Yara plans to major in sociology and African American studies, and she wants to do something that’s “policy adjacent” when she graduates. For now, she’s made voter education a focal point in her activism. Her Eighteen X 18 initiative is aimed at registering and informing other teens in advance of the midterm elections. Her partner on the initiative, Michael Skolnik, says she could be president if she wants to be. We’re looking for big things from her, too!
We previously reported that Margot Kidder, best known for playing Lois Lane in the original “Superman” movies was found dead in her home in Montana. At the time, her manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep. The true cause of death was initially left a mystery, but now it has finally been revealed as suicide. According to a statement by the coroner, Margot “died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.” Her daughter, Maggie McGuane, says that she knew it was a suicide all along. She said, “It’s a big relief that the truth is out there. It’s important to be open and honest so there’s not a cloud of shame in dealing with this.” She also noted the importance of bringing awareness to mental illness, something Margot had struggled with for a while, especially considering Montana’s suicide rate is among the highest in the country.
Which leads us to this story… Kim Kardashian West has launched a Facebook fundraiser to support children with mental health issues and learning disabilities. The fundraiser will benefit the Child Mind Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the cause. “The Child Mind Institute is transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders,” Kim said. “As a mother of three, I think nothing is more important than my children’s health. This includes their physical and mental health,” she added. She urges fans to donate, adding that this is the first time she’s done a Facebook fundraiser. So far, the fundraiser has brought in $15,000 in two days, going towards the goal of $50,000. Mental health has been discussed as a priority concern in the family before, particularly with Kendall Jenner, who recently revealed she took a break from modeling to focus on her mental health and with Kim’s husband, Kanye West, also being candid about his mental health issues.