Morning Memo: The Jolie-Pitt Twins Have Landed

pittjolie071408 Morning Memo: The Jolie Pitt Twins Have LandedAt last the Jolie-Pitt twins, Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline, entered the world on Saturday night via a Ceserian section at the Lenval hospital in the South of France. Giving a press conference shortly after the birth, Dr. Michel Sussman told reporters:
"It was an epidural, so [Angelina] was awake and speaking and laughing. They were happy. [Brad] was my assistant! He was perfectly calm, totally determined, very pleased to be at the birth of his children, very moved and very emotional." [Us Weekly]

An official photo of the precious twins is estimated to fetch between $15 and $20 million. [NY Daily News]

Meanwhile, Brad Pitt is reportedly going right back to work, meeting with Quentin Tarantino in France today about starring in Inglorious Bastards, a World War II movie inspired by spaghetti westerns. [P6]

Kate Hudson has reportedly beaten out Sienna Miller and Anne Hathaway for the role of Stephanie in the movie version of the Broadway musical Nine, with Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Sophia Loren, and Judi Dench already signed up. [P6]

Alex Rodriguez’s former agent, Scott Boras, is reportedly playing mediator between his former client and Cynthia Rodriguez, meeting with the couple individually and together in Toronto this past weekend, where Mrs. Rodriguez brought her daughter to see Mr. Rodriguez. [NY Daily News]

Russell Simmons says that Jesse Jackson’s recent statement about cutting "[Obama's] nuts off" stemmed from love and gives him a pass this time. [NY Mag]