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Angelina Jolie on Anderson Cooper 360

Angelina Jolie on Anderson Cooper 360

Angelina Jolie and CNN’s Anderson Cooper pose for a photo during the taping of an interview to air tomorrow, June 20, 2006 on CNN’s "Anderson Cooper 360." Angelina will give her first U.S. television interview since giving birth. She talks about baby Shiloh, Brad and her passion for refugee relief. Angelina tells Anderson, "Next, we’ll adopt… it’s going to be the balance of what would be the best for Mad and for Z right now." Angelina on being inspired by the people she helps in her role as UN Goodwill Ambassador "You think, ‘Jesus, the things these people go through,’ I owe it to all of them to get myself together and stop whining about being tired and get there and get focused because, God, it’s the least I can do with what they live with."  Bigger pictures in the gallery!

UPDATE :: Added Anderson Cooper‘s blog post regarding his interview with Angelina Jolie.  Check it out after the jump!

One-on-one with Angelina Jolie

By: Anderson Cooper

When Angelina Jolie came into the room, just four days after returning from Namibia, she was alone. No handlers, no entourage. True, elaborate precautions had been made to make sure no photographers followed her to the hotel where we met, but there she was, by herself, walking into the hotel suite, smiling, ready to talk.

There are a lot of ridiculous stories circling on the Internet, spread by alleged "insiders" who claim that CNN or its parent company Time Warner somehow paid for the chance to talk to Angelina. These anonymous "sources" claim that People Magazine and CNN had some kind of joint deal to secure rights to photos and the interview.

I have no idea what People Magazine did or did not pay for those photos of the Jolie-Pitt family. It’s been reported they paid as much as $4 million, which was donated to a variety of charities in Africa, but I have no way of knowing if that is true or not. What I do know is that CNN did not pay anything — directly or indirectly — to get Angelina Jolie to sit down for an interview.

So why did she do it? And why talk to me?

Both are valid questions. I’m sure there were plenty of news programs requesting interviews with Angelina Jolie. The truth is, mine wasn’t one of them. They called us. I was told that they were aware of my interest in Africa and knew that as a broadcast we have devoted a lot of time to reporting stories from the continent.

Tuesday is World Refugee Day. Angelina Jolie was interested in discussing the plight of refugees, so we sat down to talk about what she has seen and learned in refugee camps around the world. She had no movie to promote, no product she was pitching. In fact, I have no idea what her next movie is and we did not discuss any upcoming films. There were no ground rules. I was free to ask whatever I wanted.

A lot of celebrities have causes and show up to talk about them when cameras are around, but the truth is that Angelina Jolie knows what she is talking about when the subject is refugees. To use a cliche, she doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk. She has traveled to some 20 countries over the years as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and she says she donates one-third of her income to charitable causes.

I’m not sure what I expected before I met her, but to say I was impressed would be an understatement. She is smart, funny, self-deprecating, and intensely passionate about her children and her work on behalf of refugees.

Tuesday night, you will hear Angelina Jolie talk about some of the experiences in refugee camps that have changed her life. Yes, you will also learn about Angelina’s family — Maddox and Zahara as well as Shiloh Nouvel — but the focus of the interview is the plight of refugees. During the two-hour program, we will take you to the frontlines of some of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

It’s going to be an interesting broadcast, and I hope you watch.

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  • sultrydame

    First 3 comments – you and your nasty comments – you don’t know what you are talking about. She’s glowing and looks great after just giving a birth! I’m glad we have somebody like her in the world. Looking forward to see more of her and Shiloh!

  • briseis

    You haters are so funny! You are just waiting for Jared to post a Brad or Angelina thread, then you pounce on the comment section to make sure you put your vile comments in first. Sheesh, talk about not having a life!

  • cookie

    ha.ha.ha.the haters are here again,.they wont accept that aj is the most beautiful woman in the world.he.he.he.aj is so gorgeous and look her lips,mersmerizing unlike you know who.thin lips ages quickly.he.he.ask the experts.he.he.

  • angelah

    she looks stunning!!!!!! cannot wait for the interview =)

  • Maria

    Why Angie say she love privacity and she talks in interview over her chirldren?Yes, I see good she talk over her children if she is promote a film, or if she talks over her charity job, but …. I don’t know, but this sound a publicity, bad publicity, for me.

  • Clara

    I can’t wait for this interview. It will be very interesting to hear what Angelina has to say in this interview.


    Hahaha – the first 4 comments are all from the same hater girl Chin Maniston fan…YOU ARE PATHETIC. Sorry losers, Angie & her beautiful family wins. Just accept it. Watch Lifetime TV for Chin’s new series to begin in the summer of 08.

  • carrie

    not bad for a woman just give birth 3 weeks ago.

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks JJ for the new threads. I can’t wait to see the interview tomorrow


    I just wish when i am 50 years old that I could be that beautiful too. Because that a beautiful 50

  • lookwhaticando

    Can’t wait, Love ya Angie

  • African Girl

    #1 2 and 3.You guys are funny. Bored? Now, now why allow yourself to be bored? You do know it’s a reflection on the kind of person you are if you allow yourself to be bored….right?Thanks Jared.

  • I wonder

    what is on her ankle? Its so big.

  • Beth

    I hope for her health’s sake she takes it easy for at least the next three weeks. Gotta heal after having a baby.


    Excuse me "maria" #10 — Angie’s interview is part of an all day focus CNN is doing on ‘World Refugee Day.’ She IS the Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – and was honored this past year with a ‘Global Humanitarian’ award – get a clue, and read up a bit, before you accuse people of doing something solely for publicity. Word is the only strings were that she asked the questions about Brad, the baby or Namibia be kept at a minimum.In short – she’s doing HER JOB for the UN.One that means the world to her, as it’s how her children came into her and Brad’s life.Go rag on Maniston, who’s probably getting her hair bleached blonde and her nails done, instead of someone helping the less fortunate.

  • b4bitching

    3 | Hahahahah Your mother must have look like 60-70 when you being born.

  • cookie

    arrogant?thats intelligence my dear.she is beauty and brain combined,well aniston doesnt have any of them.i really pity her.look at aj,she just gave birth few weeks ago,but she looks stunning and breathtaking.brad is a very lucky guy.

  • ((chanel))

    she looks nice and pretty

  • Angiefanjsr

    Angelina is the most beautiful person in the world!!!!Her lips are mesmerizing, give me some of it Angelina!!She’s gorgeous!!!!Go Angelina Jolie!! hot hothot hothot hothot

  • the tempest

    God, she is beautiful. Can’t wait to watch this interview.

  • LAughing

    Seems to me there is a lot of censorship on this thread !!!!

  • me

    the thing on her ankle seems to be a ankle braclet. an anklet. so you can stop wondering.

  • virgo

    I think she is wearing on her ankle the string of native bracelet that Brad had supposedly bought for her, Z and Mad, and him after she gave birth. The gold one i think is Brad’s Bday gift for her. i wonder how many grams of gold is that.

  • julia

    I think she is wearing on her ankle the string of native bracelet that Brad had supposedly bought for her, Z and Mad, and him after she gave birth. The gold one i think is Brad’s Bday gift for her. i wonder how many grams of gold is that.Thats so sweet. she probably never takes her ankle one off. : )

  • briseis

    # 22 | LAughing You said, "Seems to me there is a lot of censorship on this thread !!!!" That’s because Jared does not want his blog to deteriorate into something like perezhilton or femalefirst. He wants it clean, and it is his right, as it is HIS blog after all. So snarkey comments, if reported, can be deleted. It’s all up to Jared.

  • stef

    gorgeous need i say more!tahnks Jared!jared, please please post a link to the interview when its availible! i will love you for ever! lol


    Amen briseis #27, Hehehehehe. Loves it. Jared RULZZZZZZZZZ baby.

  • stef

    sorry should say "thanks Jared"

  • anon

    # 1602 | News Anchor You know…I’m glad others got a chuckle out of your post, but it was the last damned thing I needed to see today.# 1607 | briseis Briseis…unfortunately I’m not laughing. I thought the whole thing was dropped and now it’s back out there again? If I "rub people the wrong way"…don’t read my posts. Please. Just skip them and move on to the next one. # 1648 | Passing Through PT grow a sense of humour will ya……….lighten up

  • Ankles Away

    She is nothing to look at. I’ve seen better at the corner coffee shop.Censorship because we don’t think she is beautiful. WTF?


    Wow, in that one picture (where they’re standing side by side) Anderson looks besotted.LOLOL

  • cookie

    #28 are u jealous arent you?r u as beautiful as aj?i dont thinkso,bec she is one of a kind.maybe u look like aniston bec she is just plain looking entity.he.he.u are both ugly.he.he

  • em

    A lot of people tend to underestimate Brad and Angie and as one of their supporters I can only say that no matter what both of them have always conquered the obstacles. MAMS is a blockbuster hit worldwide despite the negative press last year., Mad,Z and Shiloh are all doing well and deeply loved by their parents as per Angie’s mom. She even said that Brad and Angie are very kind and caring parents who love and support each other in EVERY WAY. For both of them to keep on doing their humanitarian work is admirable because they are making a big difference in this world. Some people will try to always put them down but I believe strongly that their Brad and Angie’s love and goodness will triumph.

  • Alexanderina

    # 29 | stef | – hey Stef, how are you?

  • Brissells

    I wonder if she sucked Papa Joe’s too!It made her ugly like Ashlee & Jessica Simpson.ALL PERVERTS!!!Oh she probably goes to bed with Burt Reynolds though. You know she does

  • to #27

    You are probably ugly yourself! That’s why you’re saying that!!! It’s always the ugly ones that are jealous haters.. and for you to pinpoint on Zahara you’re ridiculous! She’s just a baby! Angie is beautifull inside and out.. she’s natural just look at her.. she doesn’t even wear a lot of makeup.. SIMPLE! So ef you and your comments.. by the way learn how to spell "ugly" right next time! Hope you get uglier and uglier yourself!

  • Frenchy

    *****Will Angelina Stick To The Subject?****I hope Angelina just mentions Brad is passing and just concentrates about discussint the state of refugees around the globe. If she goes deep into her personal life, she can never count on privacy again. Once that genie in a bottle is out, there’s no putting it back. TO TBTB: Whenever Angelina or Brad does an interview with the press they should never go into their private lives to deeply. It should be nothing more than the superficial "the kids are great" "they are getting big" , "Brad/Angelina is a great dad/mom". There should always be a reason for press ie, movie release, charity work…They will be reduced to "tabloid celebity" if they appear in the media for no reason at all. Brad & Angelina are a much higher level than the tabloid celebrities. So Brad & Angelina & TPTB, handle the business. Crack down on paparazzi. Always leave fans wanting more.

  • Alexanderina

    # 33 | Ankles Away | – Good then go back to the corner coffee shop then

  • em

    To those who spew vile posts, why waste your time and energy? You see what you want but you are deluding yourselves that your haterad is really for Brad and Angie.

  • Alexanderina

    # 39 | Frenchy | – I don’t think she is going to go deep into her personal life and I am sure that she is not the one that brought up her personal life in the interview; but I guess we will see tomorrow


    Frenchy, this interview is not about Brad or the kids – she discusses them in passing – as mentioned in my previous posts, there were no strings, only that Angie asked Anderson to keep questions about Brad, the baby and Namibia at a minimum. You have no need to worry about Brange – they know what’s appropriate and what to focus on, when and how. Angie is the UN Ambassador for the High Commission on Refugees – her name is almost synonymous with them now – this interview is for WORLD REFUGEE DAY on TUESDAY! Which CNN is FOCUSING ON.

  • pm

    # 38 | Mandys Underwear Z is not ugly, how can you say such thing!! You’re the only one I see that is UGLY, ugly for having such personality like that, you’re ABSURD!! Additionally, you’re name also gives it away that you’re UGLY, dirty ugly perhaps ew

  • anon

    Anderson Cooper is witty, cool and very watchable. Did you see go for the jugular during the interview over Hurricane Katrina …..a risk taker……

  • stef

    alexanderina…im good, you?im busy at work, only half an hour and i can go home! wahoo!

  • stef

    jackson…you are one sicko! thats foul! grow up will ya!

  • Joy

    Wow! She is gorgeous and glowing. J.J. thanks a lot for t he pics.

  • Alexanderina

    # 47 | stef | – I am good, busy at work as well, but still have a long way to go.

  • Irene

    Angelina, you are one beautiful mama, from the inside and outside!

  • cookie

    jackson you are insane man.remember KARMA will begin to you.u are vile and no reason for u to stay alive in this world.u are very pathetic.

  • k

    AWWW….. she looks so tired. Having a new baby (while saving the world) is hard work!Get some rest, Angie!