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Ann Curry on Angelina Jolie

Ann Curry on Angelina Jolie

Captivating. That’s the word that best describes Angelina Jolie, or Angie as she is called by those who know her.  Up close she is even more beautiful, but not just because of the lines of her face.

Looking at her, my thoughts turned to what she was when I first met her… sad and dark, wanting to laugh more.  People ridiculed her, gossiping about Billy Bob, her tatoos and a kiss she gave her brother. People would ask me how I could interview such a woman.

Feeling that sting, it would have been so easy for her to exploit her humanitarian work early.  But when I asked to follow her on her missions, she told me she wasn’t ready, she didn’t know enough.  She knows enough now.  And still, she has not confessed to all the good works she has done.

How common is it to find someone who embraces the idea that any true gift is given anonymously?  Angie‘s like that, not wanting to publicize her efforts, unless some greater good might come of it.

Now people stop me to say how much they admire her, how she inspires them.

I have concluded that Angie represents the transformation that is possible in all of us, when we step outside our own suffering, and open ourselves to the suffering of others.

Look at how useful she has made made her life, focusing on helping the must vulnerable among us.  That, I think, is the most beautiful thing about her.

Ann Curry, Dateline and Today show anchor. Ann Curry‘s interview with Angelina Jolie, with all-new material, airs Dateline Sunday 7 p.m.

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  • Liza

    I agree. She’s an amazing woman. You can bring up her past and debate whether or not she was crazy or dark or whatever, but now she is inspiring and amazing. I hope she is happy with her new family :)

  • pm

    2nd!!! ooh I truly cannot wait until i see the whole coverage. God bless BAMZ+1 FAM and hopefully the situations in Darfur and other troubled countries will end one day

  • Original Curious

    Thanks for posting that JJ. Perhaps people will read it and see what so many of us see in Angelina. Not that she hasn’t done "strange" things; she hasn’t let them define who she is NOW. She shows the tremendous growth that is possible in the human race.

  • noone

    I always feel ‘inspired’ whenever I see angie’s face or read about her. I wish I could be someone in her circle of life. Love her!

  • ANISTON THE HAG!

    Lovely indeed! Love her to death! You will always be my inspiration! keep up the good work Ange!

  • Lola

    I usually hate Sundays cuz it means work is just a day away but I can’t wait to see this interview tomorrow.Long live the Jolie-Pitts!

  • ANISTON THE HAG!

    Lovely indeed! Love her to death! You will always be my inspiration! keep up the good work Ange!

  • American Woman

    What lovely and true statements Ann Curry has said.

  • guli

    THANKS JJ!!! Coming from Curry and how she was not quite sure what to think of her, until she met her years later!!! WOW. if any of my kids bug me tomorrow night at 7 pm, welll i guess i’ll have to bribe them to leave me alone to watch dateline :)

  • cj

    that’s why Angelina is most beautiful….’cause her inside beauty radiates on her outside appearance….just love her!….AND TOTALLY AGREE WITH ANN CURRY!!….ANGELINA JOLIE ROCKS!!!!

  • Marnie

    Just seeing that small part of the interview,it is so obvious she is really happy in her life.That kind of happiness is what we all wish for.She is truely blessed.

  • J

    yes, she is lovely and that’s a lovely article. I can’t wait to watch Dateline tomorrow at 7pm.

  • audrey

    so am i! so excited to see her.. very captivating and inspiring indeed! ♥

  • 4AJ

    I’m so happy for Angelina and her family. The transformation is very admirable. She is a great role model. I really realy love the Jolie-Pitts!!!

  • jjoy

    thanks jj….i am waiting for sunday to watch the whole interview…i hope that you will also post the tape of her dateline interview…ha jj??..want more lumpia??? i’ll cook a lot for you and fedex them…loli love her boots…man…i’m really amazed about her transformation…from a wild child….confused young adult….sexy vixen…one of the most beautiful celebs….social activist…and now experiencing one of the best job of the world as a woman…an adopted mother to her beloved children, having the sexiest man alive as her partner and being pregnant with him…man…her own biological child…what a wonderful woman…as far as I am concern…I know I am biased…so what…she is my chickie babe…she really deserves the people mag title “the most beautiful” …

  • Jolie

    ANGIE’S GREAT! Ann Curry got it right…if haters can think out of the box they will hopefully realize that PEOPLE CHANGE and sometimes is for the better. Angelina Jolie is one of the few celebrities I admire because she found herself after living darker times and now she’s a better person. BAMZ + 1 ROCKS!!

  • ltrane

    Not wanting to publicize her good works? Please!! that’s all AJ wants is publicity. I want to vomit. Angie is definately attempting to make over her image. What a soap job by Ann.

  • COLD HARD MATH

    ROCK THE FUCK ON ANGIE!!!!!

  • COLD HARD MATH

    ROCK THE FUCK ON ANGIE!!!!!

  • Frenchy

    *********THEY’RE BAAAACK*******Hey Jared !BRANGELINA BACK FROM THE BUSHRameypics link:http://rameypix.net/index.php?module=assetserver&page=setDetail&setId=46581

  • Jubilee

    #17ltrane Angie wants her work publicize when greater good might come of it. Just like the atrocities in Darfur, the need for education for poor children. She gets publicity to bring focus to her work what’s wrong with that. You are an ignorant moron. Angelina is trying to raise awareness to the plight of people in war torn countries like Sudan so what’s wrong with that?? She should get more publicity for all her work.

  • fan

    #17 Have you ever stopped to think that people go and meet her wherever she is to publicize what she’s doing? If you get the message of the story you will know there is room for everyone to make a change for the better including yourself.

  • jjoy

    # 17 | ltrane oh grow up okay??? you’re showing your hate again.if you don’t like her fine..just don’t come to this site and read anything about her..change the channel of your tv when she’s on any show..go read and watch other celebs you like to spare your fragile emotion..and don’t tell me that this is an online blog..not her fansite..that u are free to say what u wanna say…blah…blah…blah..

  • kk

    #17How is AJ trying to make over her image? She has been involved in humanitarian issues for years. She has matured, which is what motherhood will do for many. She is now 30 and few people are the same at 30 as they were in their 20′s. I saw the segment of tomorrow’s Dateline interview shown on Today Thursday and what a marvelous happy intelligent caring mother and glorious woman AJ is today.

  • kk

    #17How is AJ trying to make over her image? She has been involved in humanitarian issues for years. She has matured, which is what motherhood will do for many. She is now 30 and few people are the same at 30 as they were in their 20′s. I saw the segment of tomorrow’s Dateline interview shown on Today Thursday and what a marvelous happy intelligent caring mother and glorious woman AJ is today.

  • Alexanderina

    Hello to my follow BAMZ+1 I like you guys can’t wait for tomorrow night. I am so excited. Its going to be a great interview.Hey JJ, new pictures, can you post them please

  • Alexanderina

    Hello to my follow BAMZ+1 I like you guys can’t wait for tomorrow night. I am so excited. Its going to be a great interview.Hey JJ, new pictures, can you post them please

  • crybabyAniston

    I’m so happy for the respect Angie is receiving now…When hate comes against truth, truth always win.Angie is beautiful because she’s beautiful inside and children gravitate to Angie because they she the truth inside her.

  • mrs smith

    ltrane…#17, if you get your kicks by vomitting, do you have to give us all the sordid details? Keep it to yourself, please. You are ‘definately’ a sick person!

  • COLD HARD MATH

    Regarding the new pix, I guess she still has a way to go before the birth, she’s still flying……….It’s going to be so much FUN when baby Jolie Pitt makes it’s appearance into this world. I CAN’T wait for the pix!!! UNICEF can’t wait either! NICE 3.5 million donation!!! Even the BABY is making a contribution!!ROCK ON BAMZ+1!!!

  • addictedtoBAMZ+1

    They are making a huge impact on public awareness of the horror in Darfur. I was not in any way clued in or thinking about it , but I am now, as a result of reading about Brad and Angie and George. Where is the U.S. press? Still thinking we care about and must know endlessly rehashed details about Michael Jackson, the cruise ship disappearance, Natalie Holloway’s disappearance, etc. Gretta, Sean, Rita, Anderson, Geraldo, anyone,,,get on this!

  • Iron Velvet

    " I have concluded that Angie represents the transformation that is possible in all of us, when we step outside our own suffering, and open ourselves to the suffering of others."I know I am hormonal, but these words got me weepy. Can’t wait for the interview. Does anyone know if Brad’s family has arrived? keep hearing that they might be going there soon.

  • Iron Velvet

    When hate comes against truth, truth always win#28 there is not a truer statement.

  • guli

    # 30 | COLD HARD MATH | I just love how they try to keep their privacy, but yet use their fame to make GOOD in this WORLD!!! The more I watch them and see what they are doing and accomplishing, the more I am in impressed with Brangelina :)……………

  • jjoy

    # 32 | Iron Velvetdo you think some of the people from that new ramey pix are his family?? coz there are lots of people on those pix besides the bamz+1 family, mickey and holly…maybe they are his family visiting…just a ???

  • Lola

    "To me this is a wise use of celebrity. To say look if you are going to have cameras following me 24/7 anyway I’m going to take them to places where you media people should be going anyway."Bill Maher of Real Time with Bill Mahar praising George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and other celebrities who use their fame to bring attention to Darfur and Education for All, etc.

  • Lori

    #24 …. I couldn’t agree more with you! She has become an incredibly compassionate human being! One who should be admired for all the good she does for the less fortunate. How many people here, who are so quick to critisize, can say they give to human rights organizations? Or for that matter, ANY cause?

  • Sage words 4 ltrane

    To Ltrane # 17.From someone who has made a few mistakes in the past.The path to our destiny is not always a straight one. So many things will go wrong. We go down the wrong path, we get lost, we turn back. It doesn’t matter that we made some unneccesary stops, that we went the wrong path, what matters is we are able to move on, to change. The ability to look back on our lives, revaluate and correct the mistakes is what separates us from lower forms of life. Think about that and who knows, you just might achieve your full potential as a human being.The only time change is impossible is when you are dead.

  • guli

    # 32 | Iron Velvet | Ditto. She really has changed and part of it is motherhood but mostly its BRADDY in her life (IMO) Now she does”t always have to be the stong one and the only one; she found a soul-mate and a great DAD for all of the kids they have and will have :) I like to gamble and you know what; I like their ODDS!

  • bitch hater

    Bwahaha… not trying to publicize her wor, yeah right she is a publicity whore and a whore. haha. what a fraud! She is indeed trying to make herself look good. Trying hard. Whatever i’m not buying it. She’s got all of u fooled.

  • Andrómeda

    I love Angie…I always did, even when people said she was a dark person (many years ago). I didn´t or I don´t she was dark…she was just peculiar, differentt, I always liked her, she was always and atractive person…I liked her then, I liked her now more…I mean, now with her baby coming soon, she could be resting, or doing nothing, but no, she still thinks about the others, isn´t that great?

  • jjoy

    # 36 | Lola what tv channel is the bill maher show?? it’s been a long time that i really watch tv…only when bamz+1 family are on the tv news….i rather read the news online because it is more current….fast update…thanks!!

  • Give me a Clue

    Quick question, is the JJ format different for everyone or is itjust me? The comments have been splits into pages, right?

  • Iron Velvet

    Hey JJOY, I dont know.. but that is what I was thinking.. Maybe?

  • Iron Velvet

    "Quick question, is the JJ format different for everyone or is itjust me? The comments have been splits into pages, right?"NO, it’s just YOU.lol sorry.. Im in a weird mood tonight…. it isnt you you are ok really, promise….

  • Marie

    How interesting and fabulous the world is with Angelina! She’s Julia Roberts and Oprah Winfrey combined. She’s got the acting chops and the humanity in one superb package. She’s got "IT." The secret to happiness and a good, meaningful life. It’s too bad that some are so focused on being jealous that they cannot experience the joy of her works. Sucks to be them. Go Ange!

  • Lola

    jjoy #42 – Bill is on HBO. Last night he had George Clooney on via sattelite discussing his trip to Darfur. Bill brought up Angie and how she was one of the 1st celebrities to bring attention to that area. I think the episode is going to replay on Sunday.

  • jjoy

    # 40 so what is ur beef moron??? hmmmm…never mind…what a waste of my time…# 43 yep..jj changed the format and split the pages to hopefully make the posting of comments faster.

  • angelah

    hey guys! just checkin here..can’t wait to see the whole footage.# 42 | jjoy- I saw it last night on HBO channel. I was actually going to record it by using my camera but I got lazy [my bad]. I liked how BMaher praised all the celebs, he indeed mentioned AJ’s name..love her and all the celebs that are making difference in this world. Difference as in help the ones in dire needs. Hmm so the max is back to 400? oh well i know the __ :sshhh: jk lolbamz+1 rocks!

  • Thank You

    Iron VelvetThank you. Sometimes my comp acts up and I didn’t want to get too excite because I like the new format. It is easier to load. Rock on BAMZ!!!Rock on and on Jared. You are doing a great Job!!!