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Angelina Jolie: Pimp My Picture, Not My Life!

Angelina Jolie: Pimp My Picture, Not My Life!

Angelina Jolie tried to keep things focused during Wednesday night’s NY premiere of A Mighty Heart. Media outlets were required to sign contracts before talking to Jolie (as drawn up by her Hollywood lawyer Robert Offer).

Here were the contract terms for interviewing:

  • No questions regarding her personal relationships
  • In the event Interviewer does ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships, Ms. Jolie will have the right to immediately terminate the interview and leave
  • The interview may only be used to promote the Picture. In no event may Interviewer or Media Outlet be entitled to run all or any portion of the interview in connection with any other story
  • The interview will not be used in a manner that is disparaging, demeaning, or derogatory to Ms. Jolie
  • The tape of the interview will not be released to Interviewer if any of the aforementioned things happened

One reporter from a major outlet said, “I wouldn’t sign it. Who does she think she is?”

FOX News reports that USA Today, the Associated Press and other media outlets canceled their interviews with Jolie. When she heard the reaction, Jolie scrapped all print interviews.

Hey Angelina, would have interviewed you!!

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# 1

first? at least top five, right?

# 3

another thread…

# 4

Can’t wait to see the movie. Tonight we’ll see her on The Daily Show and Larry King.

# 5
African Girl @ 06/14/2007 at 11:50 am

Hey Angelina, would have interviewed you!!

Rotflmao….yeah coz you aren’t a crybaby people.

Still don’t get what the big deal is, she asking that the focus be on the movie not her personl life.

# 6

That’s right, Angie. The press needs to get their priority straight, especially on a serious movie like this. She has done enough personal interviews on MC and Esquire, they should give her movie attention too.

# 7
African Girl @ 06/14/2007 at 11:52 am

Okay…I meant because “you’re not a crybaby like the FOX people.”

# 8

Who does she think she is?

Oh pls like you don’t know. Shes ANGELINA JOLIE, better step in line b!tch.

# 9

I always like to hear her side of the story too because the press run with all sorts of wrong information and interpretation.

We’ll see what she says about this on Larry King…bad form…

I am a little bit confused…we have just been hearing about all of the interviews where she talks about her family and brad and her in talking in the nude..what changed all that?

I’ll say if she wants us to focus on her movie, let’s focus on her movie.

In January 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl traveled to Karachi with his pregnant wife, Mariane, in pursuit of the truth. He was investigating a possible tie between “shoe bomber” Richard Reid and Sheikh Gilani, a Pakistani cleric who dabbled with radical Islamic groups in the past. “Meet him in public” everyone warned Daniel, fearing for his life.

But it didn’t matter. He was brutally murdered after being abducted by jihadists who, in a bitter twist of fate, had nothing to do with the lead he was pursuing. They just saw an opportunity to seize a respected American journalist and torture him until the U.S. government caved in to their outlandish demands. Which, of course, never happened.

A Mighty Heart is Mariane Pearl’s account of the five weeks leading up to her husband’s death. It’s based on the memoir she wrote of the experience in hopes that her son, Adam, could get a feel for the great man his father was and how much people cared about him.

The irony is that the title is easily the most sentimental thing about the movie. Director Michael Winterbottom (Road To Guantanamo) uses his polished, documentary style of filmmaking to put us right there in the situation and keep tensions high. He creates a sense of urgency with the gritty camerawork and setting, which aptly complement the powerful, talk-heavy script by John Orloff.

For this reason, A Mighty Heart works surprisingly well as a nail-biting political thriller. Although it’s based on real events that were plastered all over the news five years ago, it seems fresh, and you just may find yourself hoping for a different ending than the one you know is coming.

Most of the film is set within the home of Daniel’s friend/colleague Asra Nomani (Archie Panjabi), which becomes the headquarters for the investigation. There is a real sense of community on display, bringing together friends, government captains (Irrfan Khan), security specialists (Will Patton) and employers (Denis O’Hare) with a common goal to save a life.

Angelina is fantastic as Mariane Pearl, transforming not just her physical appearance but her entire persona. Gone are the sexy, attention-grabbing antics, and in their place are subtlety, strength and an empowering sense of optimism. She is barely recognizable as this woman who kept it together and never lost hope amid a grueling quest. And you’d never guess it from Alexander, but she pulls off an extremely difficult French/Cuban accent.

Daniel (Dan Futterman) appears in A Mighty Heart mostly in flashbacks with Mariane, which are done tactfully and without piling on the sap. They’re mainly shown in regular, everyday moments, just looking at each other with love and going about their daily business.

While no recreation could ever truly capture what they had or the tragic direction their lives would lead, A Mighty Heart makes a surprisingly effective attempt. After all, not many movies can break your heart, keep your adrenaline racing and remind you of life’s value all at once.

One reporter from a major outlet said, “I wouldn’t sign it. Who does she think she is?”

lmao. Well obviously theres the point. The media realy does only gives a **** about her private life. She was there to promote the fu*&^%* movie, not her children and what she will be doing on her vacation. *rolls*

see they clearly have other intentions thus the ‘i wouldnt sign it’ remark…*******

Just seems to me that she talks about getting naked in the bath and that Shiloh is a blob and blah blah blah, why the sudden change of heart? Freedom of the press, my ****!!!

She is acting like the queen of America. It’s going to backfire. Wait and see the backlash in media.

Dirty Denise @ 06/14/2007 at 11:57 am

Eff those idiots at I mean Fox. Those b*stards just want to pry in she and Brad’s personal life.

Angie did the right thing, she wants the focus to me on the movie.

African Girl @ 06/14/2007 at 11:57 am

omg | 06/14/2007 at 11:53 am
Who does she think she is?

Oh pls like you don’t know. Shes ANGELINA JOLIE, better step in line b!tch.
Lmao….she is THE Angelina Jolie (never forget the “THE”) Yep, The one and only Angelina Jolie!!!

Finally .. Brad told her to put a sock in it. That is what happens when you share your life with the world and then expect them not to want to know your personal life. Hopefully she has learned her lesson.

Ciao.Ciao Angelina.Good for her!!!Angelina wants this movie to be about the content matter and not stupid personal questions.Marianne and Angelina and Brad are great friends.Reporters,some are known to stray to away from the content matter of the movie but gossip!Go Angelina you RULE!!!!Amore!


Nothing changed. She gave the personal interviews already and they always overshadowed the movie, so she’s saying let’s focus on the movie now.

sheryll/sh3ll @ 06/14/2007 at 11:57 am

hahahaha….way to go angie!
the media outlets thay backed out only shows they are interesred on angie’s personal life not the quailty movies she starred.

Did the press forget why they were there? Um the real press did not bu the fake press were there on false pretenses. It’s about A Mighty Heart.

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