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Angelina Jolie's Bodyguard Lays The Smackdown

Angelina Jolie's Bodyguard Lays The Smackdown

Here are better pictures of Angelina Jolie sitting poolside at Le Meridien Hotel yesterday in Pune, about 200 kilometers southeast of Mumbai, India. Inset: Angelina‘s security officer, Mickey Brett, manhandling paparazzi outside of Le Meridien. More pictures in the gallery including a clearer one Baby Zahara points something out to daddy Brad Pitt.

Angelina is in Pune to shoot Micheal Winterbottom‘s A Mighty Heart, a film about American journalist Daniel Pearl who was slain by terrorists in Pakistan four years ago. Angelina plays Daniel‘s widow Mariane. More pictures in the gallery…

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  • ME

    iM FIRST

  • raqchel

    kick some ass mickey!

  • freidaflo

    Jet lagged…
    Hope everyone is ok.

  • QQQQ

    Thanks Jared, my God u’re working real hard this w/end….. well we really appreciate it…

  • MrsR


    Yes, you are.

  • kidi

    6 | anon

    Doing an interesting movie abroad, surrounded by your family,
    and having hot sex with your partner at night?! If that’s dull, I’ll
    take it.

    Boring: Thy Name is X.

  • credit to cyanide
  • Hula Girl

    I love BAMZ but geez, leave them alone. They need quiet family time too.

  • sheryll

    i havent finish reading the other posts jared…new again?you’re the man jared thanks…though im havin hard time cathing up…you are appreciated!

    Bamzs rocks…hmmm but i wanna see shiloh & mad…pleeease!!!!
    love this family

  • micro

    love them even more !!!!!!

  • Hot Damn

    so many brangelina threads. I love it.
    It looks like Mickey is kicking some ass. LMAO

  • angelah

    Thanks for the new pics and a thread j@red! Those paps better recognize! really soon for not messing with ‘em even w/ the guards.

  • bunch of loonies

    OMG I disappear for one day and I come back to a slew of JP&Co pics and not enough time to read them all….i wonder what I missed!

    And about those US Article about Jen and Vince…I am duly disappointed. They did not trash Jen as much as I hoped they would..damnit.

    They simply made Vince out to be some weak mama’s boy who listens only to his mother and sisters by dumping jennifer. they didn’t make jen out to be the manipulative bitch she is.

    But I did enjoy the part where it said Pitt still thinks well of Vince and simply wishes him luck. It’s very “i’m above all that nonsense and i’m not holding on to any garbage.”

  • Inquirer

    Papa Pitt high on flying, Shiloh and Angelina, Part 2

    By Ruben V. Nepales
    Last updated 00:28am (Mla time) 10/08/2006

    Published on page F1 of the October 8, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

    LOS ANGELES—WE continue our column (part one appeared last Friday) on Brad Pitt who granted his first interview with us since the media frenzy over his relationship with Angelina Jolie began.

    As he settled into a chair in a meeting room at the Universal Hilton, Brad said, “It’s been a long time. It’s nice to see you all. I’ve got three kids (now).” He joked, “You guys do anything?”

    Then he proceeded to give a remarkably candid interview, with not a single “no comment” reply. As we wrote in the previous column, the only time he hesitated was when he was lobbed the question, “What are you good at?” “I really don’t know how to answer that,” he answered. He was being modest, of course.

    He’s getting very good at acting, as he shows in his latest outing, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Babel,” a magnificently realized film that manages to make all four interrelated stories in Morocco, Tunisia, Japan and Mexico equally riveting.

    The famous ex of Jennifer Aniston is also getting very proficient in co-producing films that are being buzzed about as contenders in the coming awards season: “The Departed,” which has critics raving and beating each other for the most number of superlatives they can heap on Martin Scorsese’s finest film in many years; and “Running With Scissors,” the adaptation of Augusten Burroughs’ bestselling memoir with Annette Bening reportedly excellent as a would-be poet and mother.

    At the press con, there was a touching earnestness and sincerity in Brad’s face as he answered a question about why he and “Angie” decided to have their baby, Shiloh Nouvel, born in Africa.

    With your interest in architecture, do you explain to your kids how to build strong structures when you play Lego with them?
    I try to steer them to that direction. I hope we get a little engineer in there somewhere. I heard this great story of a father whose son drew this crazy structure. The son said it was a tree house so the dad made a tree house that looks exactly like the drawing. I thought that was a really nice story. I hope to be able to do that, too, someday.

    Angelina said that motherhood has not stopped her from taking causes that are even wilder—those that urge her to take more risks. Do you share that sort of wildness with her?
    Yes, unconventional, I would say. Your own personal experience and growth don’t have to stop at being a parent. It can be enhanced in some way, and your experience becomes fuller.

    How has your celebrity status affected your humanitarian causes?
    Of course, it helps because there’s an automatic spotlight on us. In fact, it’s hard to get out of that spotlight. It occurred to me a couple of years ago and I said it then: Since I couldn’t get out of the spotlight and there were so many people who are in need, maybe if I can be a conduit and deflect from myself.
    So it’s been a great help and it opened many doors. We have access to meeting a lot of great minds who can give us a very informed education on a subject. It’s important that if you take on something, you stick with it because Hollywood is known for being flighty. Hollywood has a reputation of being self-serving sometimes. So it better be something that you believe in enough to stick with it.

    Certainly, there have been (unfortunate) stories in the past because of this perceived idea, which is truly not the case. But a couple of bad examples can color the whole thing. You can do more harm to the cause. You can actually cause people to turn away and do exactly the opposite of what you set out to do.

    What irritates you the most in this world, outside your personal sphere?
    That list is long (laughter). Our country was founded on freedom. Anything that becomes a hindrance to that freedom I find shocking and shortsighted. The thing that irritates me the most is not being able to just live my life and let others live their lives as they wish instead of being threatened in some ways. I’ll give you two to keep it short. Second is our shortsighted foreign policy. This film speaks about that in the sense of getting back to this idea that we’re all the same. I am not hugging a tree and holding up a white flag but I am for true understanding and the willingness to understand others’ positions.

    Can you talk about the media circus at the height of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”?
    If there was a real conversation about what was going on, instead of this push to sensationalize and make money off that, I would have made myself available. But at that point, it was a no-win situation. I knew there would be a time when things would calm down and I could speak more freely and it wouldn’t be abused.

    That (the media circus) was not about real journalism. To me, journalism is an unbiased telling of the facts. It’s not about speculation and sensationalism. I rail against the invention of “news.” It says something about our culture.

    How has the last two years been for you?
    Since I became a father and turned 40, the direction that I’d personally like to take has become clearer. Before, in my younger days, I was more of a drifter. I’d try many things on. I’d try anything. Now there’s real pride in understanding myself, what’s important to me, my own values and acting on those values.

    This film probably parallels your passion for cross-culturalism, especially with the international breadth of the cast.
    What’s extraordinary is the level of acting. We have people here who will headline a movie and we have adults and kids here who have never acted before in their lives, yet you cannot distinguish the difference. It’s extraordinary on Alejandro’s part to cast these people without any acting experience and to get that depth. The Moroccan kids and the one who played their father were extraordinary. In the scene where Cate’s (Blanchett) getting sewn up, that was actually the local veterinarian (laughter) doing it. He brought this realism. Yet the performances are all equal and there’s no story that stands out above any other.

    Can you comment on how adoption from different cultures can help heal the world?
    A few years ago, I said this and got into trouble. I just wish everyone would screw everyone so then we’d only have one color. Or we’d have so many colors that we couldn’t keep track and then it really wouldn’t matter (laughter). But that’s an obnoxious way of saying it. On the adoption front, we’re talking about the difference between a kid having a future and death. That was probably the case with our daughter (Zahara) and probably the same case with Maddox as well. That supersedes any other argument. I would like to see more of it instead of this idea of separatism which I rail against.

    Africa has a special significance for you now. What are your impressions when you first landed in that continent?
    It’s so vast and so different. There are places that are extraordinarily, beautifully haunting. The first thing I was struck by was the lack of opportunity for the people. Remember (the late comedian) Sam Kinison’s joke in the 1980s, which I thought was funny at the time but was really destructive? He said, ‘You live in a f—g desert. Move, move.’ We truly do not understand how fortunate we are with where we were born on the longitude, latitude scale and what a difference that can mean in the course our life can take. It can mean the difference in having the opportunity to become an actor, doctor or a writer or struggling every day for food to feed yourself and your children. God forbid when they get sick. What would you do?

    But there’s a great verve and understanding because they deal with death and survival. We don’t have that. It’s a wisdom we don’t understand. As I think about it, that leads me to my character and Cate’s story in this film. They’re a couple who are used to having a pharmacy down the road. We can get anything we want—doctors and all. So our characters don’t think when they just say, ‘Great, we’ll go to Morocco,’ it’s the romantic idea of going to another country. They don’t think about what would happen if they were to get into some kind of accident and how they would deal with it. They’re not accustomed to the lack of services and opportunities. (But in the US), we grow up with the American dream—that we can be anything we want. That’s the most lasting impact Africa has on me. It goes back to the issue of equality. It makes me and others I work with want to even out that playing field in some way.

    Some reports claimed that you got married yesterday. And can you talk about the message you are sending by having an American baby in Africa?
    No, not true (on the first one). But (we are) just as dedicated. Two people with our track record, you know (laughter). Namibia served a twofold purpose. I’ll tell you a funny story. I was told this after the fact. At a meeting of the African Union, the Minister of Tourism from Namibia was asking South Africa, “How do we help ourselves with tourism? No one knows we exist. People don’t come here.” That was about two months before we went there (laughing) but we may have ruined a good thing. There was a search for where we can bring this child into the world and have some semblance of privacy for ourselves and our kids, especially her (Shiloh), and especially this idea that she could be part of another place. She was given a Namibian passport. That will bring us back there and at the same time we can invest in that place that Angie had been to before and fallen in love with. We can help out a little bit with their programs. There are great programs going on there. They’re doing some good things on the equality and opportunity front. It was more of an instinct than an actual defining reason why it (Namibia) was right on these levels. Namibia just felt right for us and that was our goal from the beginning. We knew it would be a circus here. We had some romanticized ideas too—going deep in the Congo. But it was more instinctual on our part.

    Has fatherhood exceeded your expectations?
    Yes. They (the children) define what they want to be. You can’t really push them in any direction. The fun part of being a parent is trying different things on the kids and seeing what they’re drawn to and what they’re not. It’s almost like putting an array of musical instruments out in front of them and finding out which one they’d go for. Unfortunately, ours went for drums (laughter).

    Have your kids exceeded your expectations?
    Oh yeah, absolutely. As I said before, I am not joking around. I’m looking for a soccer team (laughter). I want to compete in the World Cup.

    Since the Mexican portion of this film’s story deals with the immigration issue, can you comment on how cruel the experience can be for people who are not allowed to enter this country legally?

    I’m really not knowledgeable enough to speak on it. But I like what Thomas L. Friedman (three-time Pulitzer prize winner, The New York Times’ foreign-affairs columnist and pro-immigration advocate) said—something to the extent of proper control but bigger gates (The exact quote is, “Personally, I favor a very high fence, with a very big gate.”). My worry is if we become too isolationist, we’re going to choke ourselves.

  • freidaflo

    I think the paps are really giving Mickey a headache. Basing MO in this pic., the paps will not leave unless they get shots after shots of the Jolie-Pitts. To think this will the scenario for almost a month. Someone will soon have a lemonade stand near the hotel. There certainly a crowd / mob who will need to cool off.

  • Hot Damn

    Brad ’s so cute. Part II
    228 | Huh?
    for those who haven’t read it.

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread and pictures.

    The paps better don’t mess with Mickey, he will definitely kick their asses all over India. Mickey you ROCK!

  • Ciev

    w/ that Inquirer interview, again i love how Brad always uses “we”,
    “our”, “us” anytime Angie is also mentioned. Brad also answers his
    questions well.

  • Alexanderina

    16 | Inquirer | – Thanks for posting Part 2 of Brad’s interview, this was a great interview, he is so cute and funny.

    This part is another one of my favorite from the interview:
    Some reports claimed that you got married yesterday. And can you talk about the message you are sending by having an American baby in Africa?

    No, not true (on the first one). But (we are) just as dedicated. Two people with our track record, you know (laughter).

    They may not be married but they are just as dedicated to each other as if they were married. I just love this man and his family

  • Alexanderina

    And I really like this one as well:

    Can you talk about the media circus at the height of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”?

    If there was a real conversation about what was going on, instead of this push to sensationalize and make money off that, I would have made myself available. But at that point, it was a no-win situation. I knew there would be a time when things would calm down and I could speak more freely and it wouldn’t be abused.

    That (the media circus) was not about real journalism. To me, journalism is an unbiased telling of the facts. It’s not about speculation and sensationalism. I rail against the invention of “news.” It says something about our culture.

    He is so right on, the media circus during M&MS was not about real journalism , it was all about speculation and sensationalism.

    Brad, you ROCK!!!

  • Marla Z.

    HI. can anyone out there tell me the correct pronunciation of Pune? thanks and also doen anyone know why they choose that particular city in India?

  • ritzygal

    I knew there would be a windfall of info. They can’t strong arm India the way they did Namibia.

  • Tijen

    “My worry is if we become too isolationist, we’re going to choke ourselves!”

    That is one of my favorite part of the interview.

  • spamthehaters

    Ritzygal – you are either extremely naive or a liar – they didn’t strong arm Nambia.

    You seem very obsessed with B&A even though you are nearly always uncomplimentary. You even post on Brad fans forum. Sad.

  • g121

    im so in lov ewith this family!

  • ritzygal

    im so in lov ewith this family!
    27 | g121

    How ’bout your own? You in love with them?

  • spamthehaters

    28 – Share the love not the hate

  • Alexanderina

    hey ladies, I am off to lunch and then to go see THE DEPARTED

  • tabloids

    I think both Brad and Angie are open and honest.
    I like what he said on adoption: “On the adoption front, we’re talking about the difference between a kid having a future and death.” That’s the most important thing I think the haters who make racist comments about Mad and Z should remember. On the media circus and speculations on “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”, I think he completely made the right decision to do his talking when the time is right, because the media is in it to sensationalize and make money.
    Also whenever they travel and they have so many paps like we’ve seen in the pictures, there’s bound to be friction between the paps and their security, so there’s nothing new to this. The media is going to make up things similar to what we heard about them in Namibia. If they don’t get pictures we are bound so hear sensational stories that will make up for the money they spent going there, so we should brace ourselves up for these stories.

  • elin

    30 | banana |

    Brad is always honest.

  • ritzygal

    I really hope Brad DOES NOT get away with NOT doing a sit-down with B.W. or D.S. because that part of the interview where he was allowed to just say “Two people with our track record, you know…” without being challenged further had me wanting more. Why can’t anyone up until now just ask THE questions that forces them (both) to really go on the record about their committment to each other.

    I know they are both committed, but I, like alot of you, just want to really hear them frame it in their own words.

    Personally, I have no use for B.W. and D.S. but they’re at least good for those really inappropriate personal questions. :)

  • http://none willy

    is angelina playing for the media.of all places why does she have to bring the kids to dangerous places.does she really cares for the kids safety.i wonder really.a real mother always sacrifice for the safety of their kids.angelina seems doesnt care.shes really after publicity photos

  • Jenny89

    Thanks Jared.

    Ignore the troll ladies

  • CCCC
  • kiki

    I love this interview more and more! Yes, Brad is always honest, just sometimes you need to read between the lines (not this time).

    As for Mickey: so what? Brad and Angie need all the security they can get, they are the most famous couple in the world, they should be protected adequately. I don’t care of they get bad press because of Mickey, the main point is that they are protected. This is all that matters.

  • elin

    35 | willy}

    Does it hurt to be that stupid?

  • CCCC

    35 | willy | – Whatever!

  • Jenny89

    35 | willy |

    Less periods please. And using the caps lock wouldn’t hurt either. I could not understand you.

  • alero

    Thanks for posting the interview. It is great.

  • spamthehaters

    Wow there are a lot of haters on tonight scrapping the barrel (where have they been if they not seen Angelina happy in the last year or so! She has looked happier than ever). Idiots.

  • movie fan

    Brad has truly evolved into becoming a concerned citizen of the world. What a difference 2 years make.

  • elin

    45 | spamthehaters |

    So true. Angie has been seen doing a lot of smiling recently. The haters wouldnt know it because they live in their own little world of hate.
    They should get out more, it might improve their disposition as well as their IQ.

  • bdj

    Thanks Just Jared for the new pictures. I am sure that BP/AJ are taking every precaution regarding the safety of their children. The Paps are probably more a problem for them than anything. AJ is there to make a movie and as such it is job and BP is the producer. Therefore, I am sure all safety measures are in place.
    Speaking of Movies, I just finished seeing “The Departed”. I highly recommend it. It is a great movie with a highly stylized ending. Matt Damon was cold blooded and one of his best roles. Jack the man was off the chain. It is over two hours long but you won’t notice the length but be prepared for the violence.

  • ritzygale=willy=kathy

    ignore the psycho

  • phie

    Oh men here we go again.. That’s great thank you for the pictures. I think Mickey is one of the best and coolest body guard ever.. Pictures are really appreciated!!!

  • alero

    It is believed that Angelina will shift to Abb’s Palace, a 30,000-sq-ft residential bungalow owned by real estate biggie Avinash Bhosale in Baner located not far away from the Sindh Society.

    The bungalow, spread over 12 acres of lush green land with a clubhouse, helipad and hangar, is also one of the locales for the big budget film.

    The posh palatial farmhouse of industrialist Cyrus Poonawalla, located in the eastern part of the city, is also being considered for the star couple.

    38 | CCCC

    Thanks for the link. I sure the hotel is nice but it maybe more fun for the kids and more privacy for them to more into one of these homes.

  • CCCC

    45 | spamthehaters – Agree. I think people fail to realize that she is not in Pune to holiday and have a good time. She is there to play role in a story that is very heart-wrenching and sad which she probably starts filming in a few days.

  • Piper

    The whole relation smells of PR!
    43 | gismo | 10/7/06 2:45 PM

    i believe the PR relationship stench belongs to your one and only JA.

  • CCCC

    51 | alero – Definitely, it would be more appropriate for them to be in a home to protect their children and their privacy. Hopefully, that’s what they are planning to do.

  • kidi

    Wow, would you want to mess with THAT bodyguard? Good choice.