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Angelina Jolie and son Pax on holiday on Phuket

UPDATE Phuket Paparazzi Focus on Angelina and Brad at the Amanpuri

Wednesday, December 30, 2015
PHUKET: The splurge of articles about Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt and their reported family holiday on Phuket continued today with their location being identified as an $18,000 a night, 10 bedroom villa at the Amanpuri

Whether son Pax, 12, seriously injured his leg in a jet-ski crash on the Thai holiday island remained a topic for Page Six, the online site where ''our spies'' revealed the family's destination.

The stars and their six children - Pax, Maddox, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne - are said to be staying in a ''two-floor, mammoth spread'' that comes with a staff of eight servants, private gym and a pool surrounded by ''minipagodas.''

The research by Page Six goes a little awry when the online gossip site - ''your source for celebrity news, gossip, entertainment, pop culture, photos, video and more'' - quotes a Us Weekly report that the Jolie-Pitts have been spotted swimming in the sea off a luxury yacht.

They have also been playing minigolf, shopping at a mall and visiting ''a local Hindu temple where their mom prayed.''

Could it possibly be that in Hollywood, few reporters can tell the difference between a Buddhist temple and a Hindu temple?

Forgive us for being sceptical about online gossip sites.

According to Page Six, Insiders said the Amanpuri superluxury resort has even found a novel way to protect the visiting Hollywood family from snooping photographers.

''The paparazzi float up on boats to try and get photos, and so the hotel sends out another boat to chase them away . . . or they just pay them to go away,'' said a source.

The source added: ''They come back two days later.''

The family has been traveling around while Jolie takes a break from her latest directorial project in Cambodia, 'First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.'

The Netflix movie is based on a book by human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the mass-murdering Khmer Rouge regime.

Jolie has proved her ability as an actor and is now attempting to prove she has similar talent as a director. Her early attempts, though, have failed to impress audiences or critics.

Beyonce and Jay Z, who were last year's most exalted celebrity holiday visitors to Phuket, have opted for Jamaica this year, according to Page Six.

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Last year the stars rode on a motorbike helmet less.
This year the 12 year old gets on a jet ski. No one told them about the amount of crashes? Of course not.

Thai tourist Entitlement 101, and great role models too eh Herbert?

That's half of the perfect storm, tourist ignorance, whether Beyonce or Brangelina.

Imagine if the adopted son had been killed on that jet ski. Now you'd gets our jet ski ban..maybe.

It's not a proactive island, country, or world..

Posted by farang888 on December 30, 2015 17:44

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I wonder what they were coerced into paying the jetski operator

Posted by sky on December 30, 2015 17:51

Editor Comment:

Some jet-skis are used for sport, sky. It's unlikely that the stars went to Patong beach or even Bang Tao.

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I would hate to be them a prisoner of their "success" can never go anywhere like a normal person. Made their bed now they have to lie in it.

Posted by So sad on December 31, 2015 05:41

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Prices have gone up at the Amanpuri since I last stayed there.The paparazzi should have hired an Amanpuri boat. Perhaps the hotel has changed its policy

Posted by Andrew Drummond on December 31, 2015 06:26

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So Sad,
Yes and the only place that wanted them costs $18k per day. Wonder if they need some food packages dropped off to help them out?
Lets hope they dont role play as Mr and Mrs Smith while there.

Posted by MoW on December 31, 2015 07:05

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Andrew... Maybe you didn't stay in the ten bedroom villa behind Amanpuri as they did. No big deal anyway but paparazzis are low so I guess Amanpuri try to give there guests some privacy. Privacy is what people like sometimes in life. Don't you think?
(The most expensive Villa in Phuket goes for 34.000 us a night peak season )

Posted by A Joe on December 31, 2015 09:27


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