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For the first time in four years, the Jolie-Pitt family didn't expand. Of course they were busy—she filmed Salt, he starred in Inglourious Basterds, and both of them continued their humanitarian work (his Make It Right Foundation won an award, while she traveled to Iraq and Jordan). But without births or adoptions to report, stories of discord began to spread; pals call the reports "ridiculous." Salt producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura says Jolie "doesn't buy into it; therefore it doesn't make her crazy." Pitt's Basterds costar Eli Roth adds, "Brad doesn't read the tabloid stuff."