LOS ANGELES – She’s been a sensation since she’s been born, and now Blue Ivy has made her public debut.

Five photos of the 1-month-old were posted by her parents — Beyonce and Jay-Z — on a page at the blogging service Tumblr.

The pictures include a close-up of the baby and two of each parent holding her.

Blue Ivy is their first child.

A statement next to the photos reads: “We welcome you to share our joy.”

The couple also thanked the public for respecting their privacy. Beyonce and Jay-Z are the latest celebrities to shun big bucks from the tabloid press for exclusive rights to baby pictures and instead post the photos on a public website for free. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon debuted their twins in the same way last year.

Jolie says she’s nervous about film premiere

BERLIN – Angelina Jolie says she’s nervous and excited about the upcoming premiere in Sarajevo of her Bosnian war movie, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”

The film, which was showing at the Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday, is due to make its full debut in the Bosnian capital on Feb. 14, although it already has been shown to some groups there.

Already released in the United States, Jolie’s directorial debut is a drama about a Serb soldier who finds his ex-lover, a Muslim Bosnian woman, among sex slaves in a camp.

“I’m nervous and I’m excited,” Jolie said of the Bosnian premiere. “I’ll probably cry through the entire thing.”

“I’ll be very, very moved because, of course, a lot of the people coming are the victims of war so it’s going to be heavy,” she said.

Jolie, 36, said that “it didn’t take much for me to be driven” while directing the film, noting that her cast lived through the 1992-95 war in Bosnia.

Actress Vanesa Glodjo, she said, crossed Sarajevo’s “Sniper Alley” — named after the heavy fire by sharpshooters that made it notoriously dangerous — daily to get to her theater school.

“Art meant that much to her that she risked her life every day,” Jolie said. “The privilege you feel to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and such an extraordinary human being made it all … just wonderful.”

— From news service reports


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