Brad Pitt says 'we're ready' for child no. 5

The Baltimore Sun

Brad Pitt and his partner, Angelina Jolie, are ready for another child, the actor said yesterday as he was promoting his new film. He did not indicate whether they planned another biological child or if they would adopt.

Pitt and Jolie, with children in tow, were in Venice, Italy, to talk about his film on Western outlaw Jesse James, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

Asked by Italian state TV whether they were ready for a fifth, Pitt replied: "Yeah we're ready."

Pitt and Jolie already have four children, including a 15-month-old girl, Shiloh, born to the couple. Jolie adopted three children close in age from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Earlier, Pitt told a news conference fatherhood was fun and good for his work, though he's not getting much sleep.

"It's the most fun I've ever had and also the biggest pain ... I've ever experienced," he said when asked what it was like to become a family with four children in a short space of time. "I love it and can't recommend it any more highly -- although sleep is nonexistent."

Wedding Usher

Usher and Tameka Foster wed in a large, glitzy ceremony Saturday after exchanging vows a few weeks ago in a civil ceremony, a magazine reported.

About 200 people attended the dream wedding of the Grammy-winning R&B; singer and his new wife, held at a 16th-century-style French chateau resort on 3,500 hilly acres outside Atlanta, reported.

A private ceremony was held Aug. 3 in the office of Usher's lawyer. The 28-year-old singer and Foster, who is 37, had called off their July 28 wedding amid reports that Foster had checked into a hospital because of problems with her pregnancy.

'Family Ties' actor guilty

Brian Bonsall, who played Andy Keaton on Family Ties, pleaded guilty to third-degree assault in a case involving his girlfriend and was sentenced to two years' probation, prosecutors said.

Three other charges against Bonsall, 25, were dismissed under a plea agreement entered Friday. He was arrested in March after his girlfriend told police he poured an alcoholic drink on her face while she slept, put her in a choke hold and threw her onto a bed when she tried to leave.

Bonsall told investigators he pushed her down in self-defense after she cut his arm and face with a steak knife. She denied the claim and wasn't charged in the case.

Bonsall's lawyer, Paul McCormick, said Bonsall went through a 30-day rehab program and has been sober for more than five months. Prosecutor Peter Maguire said Bonsall has been compliant with sobriety monitoring.

McCormick said Bonsall, who is working in construction and playing in a band, has gotten back together with his girlfriend and they are in counseling.

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