May 28, 2006

Pitt and Jolie have baby girl: magazine

WALVIS BAY, Namibia (Reuters) - Hollywood stars Angelina
Jolie and Brad Pitt have had a baby daughter, People magazine
said on Sunday.

A representative for the couple said Jolie, 30, had given
birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on Saturday in Namibia, a
sparsely populated desert country in southwest Africa. There
were no further details available, People reported.

The couple, dubbed "Brangelina," have been closely followed
by the tabloids and paparazzi in Namibia since arriving there
weeks ago to have their baby.

Jolie reportedly took a shine to Namibia, better known for
dunes and diamonds, while filming the movie "Beyond Borders."

The couple have been holed up in a sealed off beach resort
in the tiny village of Langstrand and it was unclear if the
child had been delivered there or at one of the private
hospitals in the nearby towns of Walvis Bay and Swakopmund.

Locals in the Walvis Bay, shrouded in fog on Sunday
morning, were thrilled by the celebrity birth.

"It's great ... She has put us on the map. It is a great
thing," said resident Della van Noorten.

Pitt, 42, met the Oscar-winning Jolie in 2004 while they
were working together on the film "Mr and Mrs Smith," in which
they played married assassins ordered to kill each other. The
movie ends with them still alive and happily married.

Representatives for Jolie and Pitt could not be immediately
reached for comment.

Jolie already has two adopted children -- son Maddox, 4,
and daughter Zahara, who is about 15 months old.

Green cloth screens mask the beach resort where they are
staying and bodyguards and Namibian security have kept a tight
cordon around them, hounding some journalists out of town.

Photographers from all over the world have come to the area
hoping to capture the first picture of the baby, which is
expected to garner a multimillion-dollar price tag.

A South African photographer was arrested on Wednesday for
the second time after he was caught on private property trying
to snap a picture of Pitt and Jolie.