Believe everything you read on magazine covers, see on E! or breeze through online? A recent study shows that makes the size of your brain grow larger.

In terms of celebrity "journalism," there is no subject more scrutinized or obsessed over than the world's most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But of course if 'Brangelina' is the world's most popular (and most outrageous) soap opera, then we can't possibly forget Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Aniston.

Think 'Days of the Lives' is ridiculous? Take a trip through 2009 in Brangelina news: the below are actual stories reported. Godspeed. Believe everything you read on magazine covers, see on E! or breeze through online? A recent study shows that makes the size of your brain grow larger.

In terms of celebrity "journalism," there is no subject more scrutinized or obsessed over than the world's most famous couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. But of course if 'Brangelina' is the world's most popular (and most outrageous) soap opera, then we can't possibly forget Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Aniston.

Think 'Days of the Lives' is ridiculous? Take a trip through 2009 in Brangelina news: the below are actual stories reported. Godspeed.

Jan. 7: Brad Pitt is sick of people calling Angelina Jolie a homewrecker. Meanwhile, the couple is gung-ho about adopting another Ethiopian baby soon.

Jan. 8: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married!

Jan. 14: A dumbstruck Brad Pitt was left red-faced when a drunken woman called him "ugly" at a Golden Globes bash.

Jan. 23: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are moving into a $60 million mansion on Long Island so she can film a movie there.

Jan. 26: Angelina Jolie thinks she's lost awards because Jennifer Aniston's jabs in the press have made her unpopular.

Feb. 4: Angelina Jolie has misplaced the Oscar she won for 'Girl, Interrupted.'

Feb. 10: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's kids wreaked havoc at a posh London hotel by running wild through the halls while the couple was at the BAFTAs.

Feb. 12: Jennifer Aniston is hoping to meet Brad Pitt's twins -- if Angelina Jolie approves of the introduction.

Feb. 13:
Angelina Jolie is "totally creeped out" by lookalike octuplet mom Nadya Suleman.

Feb. 17: Angelina Jolie feels so pressured to maintain her sex-symbol status that she spends hours working on an "effortlessly flawless" look every day.

Feb. 18: Jennifer Aniston has never been "more ready" to meet Angelina Jolie.

Feb. 19: Despite just signing a lease on a $100,000-a-month Long Island mansion, Angelina Jolie went apartment hunting in Manhattan.

Feb. 20: Race car driver Danica Patrick thinks Jennifer Aniston's too old to play her in a movie, preferring Angelina Jolie in the role if it ever comes to fruition.

March 2: Angelina Jolie is battling depression and wants to spend time apart from Brad Pitt and their six kids.

March 3: Brad Pitt was pulled aside at LAX for a thorough frisking -- and then taken to a private room for a security pat-down.

March 6: Jennifer Aniston is "totally over" Brad Pitt after seeing him at the Oscars.

March 9: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are falling victim to the world financial crisis as the value of their posh Dubai properties plummets.

March 12: Angelina Jolie slapped Brad Pitt after he was caught giving their nanny a back rub; the nanny was fired.

March 13: Shiloh Jolie-Pitt has an imaginary friend named Amy, and she likes her more than real sibs Knox and Viv.

March 13: Angelina Jolie is fueling speculation that she's pregnant again after stunts in her new movie were scaled back.

March 16: Angelina Jolie is "absolutely sick" of Jennifer Aniston always "dragging up" Brad Pitt in interviews.

March 23: Brad Pitt still sneaks off to smoke, despite claiming he quit.

March 26: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are sleeping in separate bedrooms; Angelina is still upset over catching Brad giving their nanny a back rub, and he has now officially been banned from their bedroom.

March 30: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's relationship is so strained that she's living in a hotel while he and the kids stay in a nearby house.

April 1: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are hoping to adopt a child from India.

April 2: Brad Pitt is threatening to end it with Angelina Jolie if they don't get married.

April 3: Brad Pitt's moved out after a blowout fight with Angelina Jolie -- and may seek custody of their six children.

April 7: Angelina Jolie was treated for exhaustion on the set of her new movie.

April 10: Angelina Jolie is tired of being with just Brad Pitt, so she told him that she wants an open relationship.

April 13: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have lost their bid to adopt a Burmese baby.

April 14: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are fighting about her latest adoption plans.

April 16: Angelina Jolie is pregnant again -- "just in time" to save her relationship with Brad Pitt.

April 23: Jennifer Aniston's been laying low while in NYC trying to avoid running into Angelina Jolie.

April 24: Brad Pitt has banned Angelina Jolie from adopting another child for a year.

April 27: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have hired some of the most bullish libel lawyers in the world to shut down a tell-all by their former bodyguard.

April 29: Brad Pitt's hoping to squash breakup rumors by publicly doting on Angelina Jolie, regularly popping in to visit on the set of her new movie, bringing lunch and catering to her every need.

May 6: Brad Pitt poured his heart out to Courteney Cox when they ran into each other the other night, admitting he still loves Jennifer Aniston and regrets they ever split.

May 7: Brad Pitt secretly met his Jennifer Aniston face-to-face on the set of her new movie to talk about his feelings.

May 12: Jennifer Aniston has been receiving drunk phone calls from Brad Pitt.

May 13: Angelina Jolie is a "mess" because Brad Pitt is talking to Jennifer Aniston again.

May 14: Brad and Angelina's kids are reportedly "running amok" due to their parents' constant fighting.

May 15: Brad Pitt's parents want their son to dump Angelina Jolie.

May 19: Hoping to quash reports of a breakup, Angelina Jolie is planning a "show of unity" with Brad Pitt for the cameras at Cannes.

May 20: Angelina Jolie threatened to kill herself after a blowout fight with Brad Pitt.

May 21: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie couldn't keep their hands off each other at Cannes.

May 21: Angelina Jolie caught Brad Pitt talking to Jennifer Aniston on the phone and "totally flipped out."

May 22: Despite breakup rumors, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie want to have another baby, this time in London.

May 27: Angelina Jolie pretends to be a good mother for the cameras, but she's really an absent parent.

June 1: The producers of 'Tomb Raider' have dropped Angelina Jolie as their star because they think she's too old for the role.

June 3: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have split up!

June 4: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie deny they're over -- despite having "fights and moments."

June 8: Brad Pitt recently called Jennifer Aniston to tell her he feels "trapped" in a sexless relationship with Angelina Jolie.

June 8: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are planning a summer wedding in New Orleans.

June 11: Brad Pitt threw Angelina Jolie a surprise party for her 34th birthday, gifting her with a family portrait and lingerie. But before the night ended, they argued about Jennifer Aniston.

June 12: Brad Pitt's "psyched" to be single again; he's been having a ball bar-hopping, going to concerts and taking joy rides on his motorcycle.

June 15: Jennifer Aniston's admitted to friends that she'd get back together with Brad Pitt.

June 17: Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston claim they talk about "film scripts" when they're on the phone together.

June 23: Brad Pitt's mom wants him to get back together with Jennifer Aniston.

June 24: Angelina Jolie is sending Jennifer Aniston threatening text messages to stay away from Brad Pitt.

June 24: Angelina Jolie is considering getting involved in politics and even has her eye on the White House.

June 25: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been hiding twins Knox and Viv because the babies suffer from health problems.

June 29: Brad Pitt stopped his Republican brother from running for Congress.

June 30: Residents of New Orleans want Brad Pitt to run for mayor, even going as far as wearing campaign T-shirts.

July 2: Angelina Jolie thinks Brad Pitt is sleeping with Jennifer Aniston, even confronting him face-to-face about the affair.

July 13: Brad Pitt has supposedly met with lawyers in preparation for a separation.

July 16: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are hoping to reignite the spark in their relationship by making a sequel to 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith.'

July 17: It's make or break time for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as they try one last time to make their relationship work.

July 20: Brad Pitt buying a tiny house in Big Sur as a bachelor pad so he can get away from Angelina Jolie.

July 23: Brad Pitt is shaken up over Jennifer Aniston's rumored romance with Gerard Butler.

July 24: Brad Pitt doesn't believe in God.

July 30: Angelina Jolie is "furious" over how Brad Pitt "burns through money."

Aug. 3: Brad Pitt's livid that Angelina Jolie took 8-year-old son Maddox to Iraq against his wishes.

Aug. 5: Brad Pitt denies he and Angelina have been fighting.

Aug. 6: Brad Pitt disinvited Angelina Jolie to the 'Inglourious Basterds' premiere in Germany, where he turned off his cell phone, hit on an ex and partied all night.

Aug. 10:
The men in Jennifer Aniston's life need to pass a "sniff test" by her dog Norman, who loved Brad Pitt and hated John Mayer.

Aug. 11:
Brad Pitt doesn't want to work with Angelina Jolie again.

Aug. 12: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie barely spoke to each other at the 'Inglourious Basterds' premiere.

Aug. 13: Brad Pitt is ticked that Angelina Jolie's slinky dress stole the show at the L.A. premiere of 'Inglourious Basterds.'

Aug. 18: Quentin Tarantino says he smoked hash with Brad Pitt when they decided to film the movie together.

Aug. 18: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and family sneak off to France for rest of the summer.

Aug. 25:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie slapped down $75 million on a French chateau.

Aug. 27:
Angelina Jolie wants Brad Pitt to go to rehab because he's been boozing and smoking marijuana around the kids.

Sept. 1: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are fighting again because he wants her to reconnect with estranged dad Jon Voight.

Sept. 8:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are so guilty over their crumbling relationship that they're spoiling their kids.

Sept. 10:
Angelina Jolie and Megan Fox are going head-to-head for the lead role in the 'Barbarella' remake, and Jolie's "petrified" she'll wind up the loser.

Sept. 14:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie argue over his interest in Rachel McAdams.

Sept. 22: Angelina Jolie is purposefully wasting away in a desperate bid to get attention from Brad Pitt.

Sept. 24: Jennifer Aniston is still pining over Brad Pitt.

Sept. 24: Brad Pitt wants to build a private airport on the grounds of his French chateau so that he and Angelina Jolie can avoid the paparazzi.

Sept. 25: Brad Pitt has moved out because he doesn't share Angelina Jolie's lust for being a charitable crusader.

Sept. 28: Angelina Jolie has set her sights on adopting another African baby, and Brad Pitt is less than thrilled.

Oct. 2: Angelina Jolie hates Brad Pitt's scruffy new look, and has demanded he clean up his image.

Oct. 5: After months of speculation of illness, etc., the Brangelina twins, Knox and Vivienne, have finally surfaced with Mom and Dad, on a trip for ice cream.

Oct. 7: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt have another secret meeting.

Oct. 14:
Every time Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are photographed with their children, Jennifer Aniston is convinced it's because Jolie is trying to rub her nose in the fact she is still childless.

Oct. 19: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's kids are ruling the roost, with no set rules or regulations.

Oct. 20:
When Angelina Jolie "did it" for the first time, she cut her partner to make it more emotional.

Oct. 26: Brad Pitt is mad that Angelina Jolie put her career before her kids, but Angelina just baked Maddox a cake.

Nov. 3: Jennifer Aniston begs Brad Pitt to take her back.

Nov. 8: Angelina Jolie won't let Brad Pitt go.

Nov. 11:
Angelina Jolie collapses while at home.

Nov. 11:
Angelina Jolie will adopt a new baby from Syria -- possibly without Brad Pitt.

Nov. 12: Brad Pitt and Angelina "fight like cats and dogs."

Nov. 15: Angelina Jolie made Brad Pitt get fat.

Nov. 22: Angelina Jolie waged "a mean-spirited but effective campaign" against Jennifer Aniston when Brad Pitt divorced Aniston to be with her.

Nov. 24: Angelina Jolie hates Barack Obama.

Nov. 26: Jennifer Aniston wants to be skinny "like Angelina Jolie."

Nov. 30: Unofficial biographer claims "Brangelina" has 18 months to live (in a relationship together)!