Brad Pitt skips Cannes, skips baby naming

Superficial / May 23, 2006

Brad Pitt sent an email to the Cannes FIlm Festival today saying he couldn’t attend due to the the “imminent arrival” of his new baby. Additionally, it’s being reported that he and Angelina Jolie are going to let Namibian Governor Samuel Nuuyoma name their new baby. He’s become a close personal friend and helped them find a safe haven in Africa.

According to American publication In Touch, Nuuyoma will stage a news conference on Friday to announce his part in the christening. The announcement has prompted many to believe Jolie has already given birth. A Namibian official tells In Touch, “It’s true. This is a great honour for Namibia and everyone is very excited.” The source explains that local custom will prompt Nuuyoma to visit Jolie when she goes into labour and officially name the baby.

I have no idea what native Namibian names sound like but I’m hoping they’re horribly unfitting for a white kid. Like Shaniqua. Or Afroman. Or maybe just a series of clicks and whistles. Because everything I’ve learned about Africa I’ve learned through sketch comedy shows.