Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

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While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been making the lovey-dovey rounds in support of her new film Salt (next stop, today at Comic-Con!), their attorneys have been working to kill—at least temporarily—another round of bogus breakup rumors.

This morning, while the power couple presumably snoozed away in L.A., their lawyers in London accepted an undisclosed settlement (earmarked for charity, of course), from the British tab News of the World for making "false and intrusive allegations."

Brangelina called in the dogs after the rag published a story back on Jan. 24 purporting the pair had met with a Los Angeles divorce lawyer to quietly divide their assets, hash out a custody deal and financially provide for their six children in advance of what the tab claimed was going to be a messy separation.


While the newspaper hastily removed from the offending article from its website, it refused to acknowledge the information was untrue. In turn, the Brangelina's-divorcing rumor gained plenty of traction around the world, and no doubt caused the couple plenty of agita.

"When the News of the World failed to publicly retract the allegations and apologize for them—thereby leaving their readers in the dark as to the true position—the couple felt they had no alternative than to sue," their attorney, Keith Schilling, said in a statement. "Today's victory marks the end of the litigation brought by Brad and Angelina."

Unshockingly, aside from confirming the settlement, the News of the World didn't have much to say about their trip to the legal woodshed.


She kicked ass in court. Now check out our list of Angelina's Kick Ass Movies.

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