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People Magazine: NY Times is Bogus

People Magazine: NY Times is Bogus

Larry Hackett, managing editor for People magazine, just sent this email to staffers to address the recent NYTimes piece titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image”:

“I don’t normally address press stories about how we do our business here at People. But today’s New York Times pg. 1 story about Angelina Jolie requires a response. In the lede, the story strongly suggests that People, while negotiating for the twins pictures, had explicit conversations about our “editorial plan” and made ‘a promise’ that coverage would be positive.

“These sorts of stories have appeared in media gossip columns before. I have ignored them in the past as the unfortunate fallout of competition and sour grapes. But today’s story, in a much different venue, takes these rumors to a new level, so let me be absolutely clear: The suggestion that we have ever made any promise of positive coverage, or have submitted an editorial plan, is completely false. That I or anyone else would promise, on paper or verbally, to purposely slant coverage as condition for acquiring pictures, is insulting to all of us.

“Here’s what is true: Celebrities-and senators and business executives and athletes-are always trying to bend stories their way. We deal with that pressure every single day and engage in many conversations regarding all elements of coverage. Angelina Jolie is very candid about wanting attention for her charitable efforts, and we have covered many of them because we believe they are interesting stories. But in doing so, we have never relinquished editorial control. There have been occasions when her goals and our needs could not be reconciled, and we have walked away, as we have with countless other story subjects.

“In our coverage of both celebrities and everyday people, People certainly often celebrates their accomplishments and milestones. To say that our coverage of Angelina Jolie has not been admiring would be disingenuous. But the suggestion in today’s Times that this ‘positive’ coverage is codified and promised is totally bogus, and needs to be rejected.”

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962 Responses to “People Magazine: NY Times is Bogus”

  1. 1
    haha Says:

    hahaha!!!

  2. 2
    ca Says:

    SHE’S SO PRETTY “! :D

  3. 3
    pratifox Says:

    Who cares either way.

    Oh… *waits for gazillion posts claiming otherwise*

  4. 4
    Orchid Says:

    I’m glad People decided to answer the NYT.

  5. 5
    RC Says:

    who gives a crap?

  6. 6
    dialectic Says:

    yeah because i would totally believe people magazine of the NY times

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    chloe Says:

    Ny Times has been sinking for a while now.

    They gave the 14 mil$ to CHARITY. duh.
    Angie has been a UNCHR ambassador for 8 yrs.

    NY Times is desperado & liars.

  8. 8
    BECKY SMITH Says:

    She should of given the 16 million dollars to the Africian relief and built
    them some home to go back to instead she sits in a filthy tent in her
    black hooded wrap and talks about how they need help… What charity
    the Jolie-Pitt foundation aka for the kids.. and their lavish lifestyle?

    Duh tell us what charity is was.. so what if she was an ambassador
    for the UNCHR.. she has done squat for them..Just her videos…
    put her money to good use…

  9. 9
    nyt sux Says:

    Two words:

    Judith. Miller. NYT

    A reporter most singlehandedly responsible for spreading the neo-con LIES in the Iraq War, killing 1.6 milloon, wounding half million, and killing 5000 U.S. military.

    This is proven FACT.

    Between her, and Jason Blair – this paper has been sh*t for a looooong time.

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    a total fan Says:

    Finally ! I always knew she used her status to bring awarness to her charities, but I never believed she used it to put herself in a “positive” light. She can careless about what people think about her,she is too busy with her family and just living life.

  11. 11
    lolo Says:

    nothing new, the media keeping repeating the samething and it is getting boring, let her live her life.

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    jessie Says:

    The NY Times need to get a grip! Do they just need to pick on somebody? Why don’t they write about more relevant things and news worthy topics? The fact that Ms. Jolie have done more good that most if not all hollywood stars is worth mentioning. I am tired of the media almost printing lies and bad news. The way the economy and the world is heading to these days, bad publicity and dire news only fans the fire and achieves nothing but build more hostility, anger, mistrust and sadness among humankind.

  13. 13
    This is NOT a NEW thread Says:

    ..and NO, this is still NOT a new thread. Keep posting in Brad/Oprah.

    That is all.

  14. 14
    bdj Says:

    Angelina is a talented Actress, devoted Mom and Humanitarian. The media is obsessed with her and is making her an iconic legend of our generation. Whether you like her or not, the main thing is that people(mainly hens) cannot ignore her. She has been lied on, smeared on and her past brought up in many articles. Yet AJ continues to live her life and love her family. She seems to have it all and this bothers many. I admire her intelligence, talent, strength and conviction to her causes. All the tabloid BS, PR manufactured triangle and ranting from crazed nutjobs are just a minor inconvenience in reading about a woman who walks the talk. Keep on Keeping on Angelina Jolie. It is always good to leave the haters in the dust.

  15. 15
    CMAR Says:

    HAAAAAA……HA! (As bart simpson would say).

    Kudos to PEOPLE for putting this hack in his place and in doing so, throw light on the trashloid-little secret that the NYT harbors within its ‘hallowed’ pages.

    Journallism is no longer about strict lines of demarcation between ‘news’ and the opinions and commentary of the so-called writers who are no longer content just to report the facts. Everybody wants their 15 minutes. Everybody wants to give his or her spin on things and in the process, foul up the facts, as this so-called ‘writer’ of the piss poor hatchet job on Angie tried to do. (A page one article???!! i know media is feeling the economic downturn pretty hard but……man! i guess its worse than i thought LOL.

    Anyhoo……seems to me the next step is to point the spotlight on this so-called ‘writer’. When writers insert themselves and their biases so blatantly into stories, its time to find out who they are, who ‘pays’ them and what their real agenda is!!!!

  16. 16
    Besane Says:

    NYTimes has a lot of contributing writers. This one, Brooks Barns, again, probably is one of the women whose partner left her, or had an experience of a failed relationship which she never accounted herself for. Angelina’s critics are often themselves very insecure women who are extremely threatened by Angelina’s self-assured, honest life style. They can’t take it.

  17. 17
    Ms.JOLIE4ever! Says:

    Everyone wants a piece of Angie.

  18. 18
    FireBack Says:

    I was waiting for this site to make a post in her defense…

  19. 19
    BECKY SMITH Says:

    I’m just kidding Angelina Jolie is the MOST ADMIRED PHILANTHROPIST ON THE PLANET, SECOND sandwiched between Bono & Oprah.

    I mean, here we are arguing about how and in which way she can donate her millions to the poor, and actually discussing what she’s wearing when she’s sitting in war-torn dangerous area bringing attention to suffering refugees…I was just kidding talking about her black outerwear – those are clothes she had to wear to respect customs.

    I mean, you guys know I’m kidding right??

    Why would I be so critical of a woman doing so much for others?

    It’s not like she’s Jennifer Aniston getting mani-pedis, and living with her colorist and hair stylist, or getting brazillians for her weekly beach shots. Now THAT is something to be critical of. She could spend her 100 million on someone other than her fake asss’d self, but she doesn’t – she chases obnoxious boytoys around the world and snaps photos offstage. Wow, what a role model. If the NYT says Angelina is ‘scary smart,’ she must ‘horrifingly DUMB.’ Hahaha.

  20. 20
    bdj Says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7739707.stm

    Emotional Jolie takes no prisoners

    By Liam Allen
    Entertainment reporter, BBC News

    Angelina Jolie in Changeling – clip courtesy of Universal Pictures.

    The excitement in the room is palpable.

    The buzz, which manifests itself as lively chatter, is not one usually associated with experienced and sometimes cynical journalists.

    And with the star of the show apparently running late, all eyes turn to the door each time it opens – only to be disappointed by the sight of late colleagues rather than a late Angelina Jolie.

    The 33-year-old is in London to promote new film Changeling – the harrowing true story of Christine Collins whose son, Walter, went missing in Los Angeles in 1928.

    When the press conference – at the swanky Claridge’s hotel – eventually begins, Jolie explains that “the hardest thing” about playing Collins was that the character is relatively passive.

    As a mum, it was horrible and I had my kids with me as much as possible at work and, after doing the day at work, I would just run home and I just wanted to be silly
    Angelina Jolie on Changeling

    Jolie’s tears for her late mother

    “I couldn’t relate to it,” says Jolie, suggesting her reputation as a tough cookie is not too wide of the mark.

    But within seconds, Jolie – looking stunning in a plain dark olive green jumper – is fighting back tears.

    And the journalists have their story.

    She pauses to compose herself as she explains how she based her performance on her “really, really sweet” actress mother, Marcheline Bertrand – who died last year.

    It is this softer, emotional side of Jolie that pervades the rest of the press conference as she talks affectionately about her family.

    ‘Very goofy’

    Jolie says Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood, was “a very hard film for all of us to make”.

    Angelina Jolie as Christine Collins
    Jolie is being tipped for a best actress Oscar for Changeling

    The movie, which is being tipped for best picture and best actress Oscars, tells the story of Collins’s fight for the truth after police officers return a different child to her, claiming it is her son.

    When she tries to force them to admit they have the wrong boy and to resume the search, she is thrown into a psychiatric ward.

    “As a mum, it was horrible and I had my kids with me as much as possible at work and, after doing the day at work, I would just run home and I just wanted to be silly.

    “It was so emotional that I found myself just being very, very goofy.”

    She says her four-month old twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon, are “upstairs – hopefully sleeping”.

    ‘Wrapping presents’

    Asked if she and the other half of Hollywood’s most famous couple, Brad Pitt, plan to expand their family – which already numbers six children – Jolie replies: “Sure you can.”
    Jolie and Pitt with children Zahara and Maddox
    Jolie says she and Pitt are looking forward to “doing the stockings”

    A big family Christmas is planned in the “Brangelina” household, she says.

    “We’re usually exhausted by Christmas Eve.

    “We love it – it’s that fun of sitting up in the middle of the night and wrapping the presents together and doing the stockings and all that kind of stuff.

    “It’s kind of the best thing about being a mom and dad.”

    Such is the graceful emotion exuded by Jolie that, when a journalist asks how she is feeling in herself after the recent “extremes” of losing her mother and giving birth to twins, she actually thanks him for asking.

    But anyone who thinks she has lost her edge should think again.

    Jolie with her best actress Oscar in 2000
    Jolie won the best supporting actress Oscar for Girl, Interrupted in 2000

    The same press man’s follow-up question is met with an icy stare.

    “There was a lot of focus on how thin you looked during the shooting of the film and in the film. I just wondered if you’re healthier now?” he asks.

    “I think that’s an odd question,” she replies simply.

    As the press conference goes on, it can only be a matter of time before someone asks Jolie the killer question – how does she respond to Jennifer Aniston’s claims that she romanced Pitt while he was still married to the Friends actress?

    Whoever asks it may well get the cold shoulder from an actress who clearly takes no prisoners.

    But the chance of taking the prize of a headline-grabbing retort back to editors is surely too good to miss. Isn’t it?

    No-one dares ask.

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    Chris Says:

    Glad that this was finally said. The NY Times is struggling to keep their paper afloat. They have create drama to get readership. Sad but so true. Brooks Barnes is an idiot but the worst culprits are the editors that let her piece of garbage article run on the first page.

  22. 22
    Reporter using AJ to make name Says:

    Brooks Barnes is a guy who looks frighteningly like Clay Aiken, only a LOT less macho. lmao

    http://www.deadlinehollywooddaily.com/gbye-laura-holson-hello-brooks-barnes-meet-nyts-new-movie-biz-reporter/

  23. 23
    none Says:

    well if the “good coverage” exsist .. shouldnt it be part of the deal that pepople HAS TO response to such stories Just saying

  24. 24
    nicole Says:

    Thank you Jared.

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitt’s always and forever .

  25. 25
    hmm Says:

    How dare Angelina try to bring the focus to her charity? Seriously, the NYT is upset because she cares about her image as if that is different from any other celeb. She has been uncharacteristically honest in her interviews and still some in the media try to negate every good thing that she has done. The fact that article talked about her humanitarian efforts as a way to smooth over her relationship with Brad is beyond ridiculous because she was involved in those causes before meeting Brad. So, one has to wonder if the author had something to gain by his misleading article and it would be interesting to know who his sources are and WHO they are connected to…

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    LLM Says:

    (((((((CLAPING))))))))))

  27. 27
    LLM Says:

    should read “clapping”

  28. 28
    bdj Says:

    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/3867230.Tough_love/

    Angelina Jolie almost turned down her latest film role because the subject – the kidnapping of a child and a woman’s betrayal – was too painful for her as a mother. But, as she tells Steve Pratt, she became fascinated by the story.

    BEING a mother, Angelina Jolie found her latest screen role – playing a woman whose nine-year-old son goes missing – one of the toughest of her career.

    Shooting the scene when she reports the child’s absence was the most difficult in the movie. “It’s such a serious fear, especially for any parent, that you just don’t want to physically do it,” she explains. “You don’t want to go up to a phone, pick it up and report a missing child. It’s horrible. So that was hard to do.”

    The latest addition to Jolie’s own ever-growing family, twins Knox and Vivienne, are upstairs – “hopefully asleep” – while their mother talks about the Clint Eastwood-directed movie, Changeling, downstairs at London’s Claridges hotel.

    She doesn’t say if her other half, actor Brad Pitt, is babysitting but, unlike other Hollywood A-listers, hasn’t sent advance word that personal questions will not be tolerated. If she thinks someone is overstepping the mark, she’s quite capable of dealing with it. How’s your health, someone asks, mentioning comments about how thin she looks in the movie.

    “I don’t think that’s a question,” she says calmly, putting the lid on further inquiries of that nature. But she’s happy to talk about the family that she and Pitt have. In addition to the twins, there are two-yearold Shiloh and three adoptive children, Maddox, Pax and Zahara.

    That’s unlikely to be the end of it. Can we expect to see her family expanding further? “I’m sure you can,”

    she smiles.

    ******Jolie has never been one to hide behind a publicist, perhaps being too honest for her own good. Interviews don’t only mention her work as a UN ambassador, but dredge up old quotes about her sex, drugs and rock’n’roll past. ***********

    She’s dressed in grey top and trousers with black boots. Her make-up is restrained and subtle, as befits the serious film about which she’s talking. Changeling is based on the true story of Christine Collins whose son went missing in 1928. Five months later the police returned a boy to her – that she knew wasn’t her son. The corrupt police department was hoping for good publicity by reuniting mother and son.

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    luvangie4ever Says:

    I knew the NYT article was distorted to cast a bad light on Angie but all the same, I appreciate Larry Hackett for addressing the obvious slander.

  30. 30
    mm Says:

    I think most actors try to use their influence to get positive publicity. Angelina Jolie is just more manipulative than most.

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    LLM Says:

    Angie should sue NYT and get some more millions to the charity.

    Thanks for all articles bdj.

  32. 32
    Passing Through Says:

    LOL! Good for Larry Hackett. This is shaping up into a People vs. New York Times pissing contest!

  33. 33
    fan Says:

    http://www.awardsdaily.com/?p=4093#comment-32684

    The New York Times has a cleverly timed piece up today by Brook Barnes which accuses Angelina Jolie of brokering a deal with People Magazine that would control how they cover her, Pitt and their family now and in the future:

    According to the deal offered by Ms. Jolie, the winning magazine was obliged to offer coverage that would not reflect negatively on her or her family, according to two people with knowledge of the bidding who were granted anonymity because the talks were confidential. The deal also asked for an “editorial plan” providing a road map of the layout, these people say.

    People denies it:

    Through a spokeswoman, People magazine, which is owned by Time Inc., released a statement denying that any conditions were placed on coverage. “These claims are categorically false,” the statement said. “Like any news organization, People does purchase photos, but the magazine does not determine editorial content based on the demands of outside parties.”

    The article continues to show Jolie manipulates the press in order to draw more attention to her charity work, which is admirable.

    The thing the NY Times neglects to mention, and what will probably never be talked about in the future when they talk about the stuff around A Mighty Heart is that the press at large, for the most part, focuses almost entirely on the silly and ongoing story of the love triangle. It never ends. Not only that but take a look at all of the tabloids on any given day — what kind of nonsense do they put on their covers day in and day out. But it isn’t just the tabs. The mainstream press are all over the story too. I finally figured out why: any news about Angelina but especially the private stuff draws big numbers across the board. When I do any post about Angelina the traffic spikes. Even on my level I notice it; I can’t imagine what the big magazines make off of her. They make money off of mostly fictional stories, sometimes complete lies, on a continual basis. That leads me to conclude that Jolie treats the press the way they deserve to be treated. This is not a woman who doesn’t respect the institution of journalism; this is a woman who is smart enough to see how it has devolved into a corporate-owned mess.

    She pissed off a lot of journalists during A Mighty Heart by attempting to filter how they interview her. She routinely, as do other celebrities, requests that no personal questions be asked and that if the questions are asked she won’t answer them. This frustrates her fans because all they want to know about is the personal stuff. Jolie wants people to see what she wants them to see. She has transformed herself from exhibitionist wild child to humanitarian and mother. She’s done a good job and it hasn’t been all press manipulation. Her past drags behind her like a piece of toilet paper and there isn’t much she can do about it. She is an icon, for better or worse, and to many she will always be the girl who stole Brad Pitt away from Jennifer Aniston or Billy Bob Thornton from Laura Dern.

    How does a negative article in the NY Times impact Jolie’s image, especially in terms of earning a “You Like Me” Oscar nomination? Maybe that depends on how the public views the victimized press. If people feel as I do that the mainstream has mostly let the readers down in its continual coverage of stuff that doesn’t really matter, well, maybe they won’t care that much that Jolie has no regard for journalism. But if there is a whiff of a “diva” in the air it may linger for a while.

  34. 34
    fan Says:

    http://www.awardsdaily.com/?p=4093#comment-32684

    1. Ryan Adams November 21st, 2008 at 9:35 am 1

    “But it isn’t just the tabs. The mainstream press are all over the story too. I finally figured out why: any news about Angelina but especially the private stuff draws big numbers across the board.”

    So true, Sasha. The New York Times puts this piece in their Business section, and with all the economic turmoil and financial meltdown in the news, it’s the 2nd most emailed “Business” story at the NYTimes today. They feature it above the virtual fold on the main page if the Times website. They open it to comments (73 responses, so far) — the only business article I can find on the site that’s given the open forum feedback treatment.

    That’s why the Times piece seems a little self-serving and disingenuous to me. “oh look! Press manipulator! Please read our story revealing how Angelina is all about the publicity!”

    It makes me respect her even more. The main stream media are vultures when it comes to certain people and sensationalist subjects. Anyone who can figure out how to effectively prevent themselves from being repeatedly victimized by the press earns my respect.

    In tangentially related news: Jennifer Aniston attempts to control her publicity too today, albeit on what seems to me a much more petty level:

    Jennifer Aniston Begs Fans Not To Sell Their Photos Of Her

    So Angelina tries to manage her image when even the NYTimes is gossiping about her on its business page. And she does it in a way to bring attention to charitable causes. While Jennifer Aniston bristles at somebody selling a cell-phone photo so “they can dine out on me.”

    Not that different on a basic privacy level, but who’s attempting to finesse the press with the most class? And who has the most noble motivation?

    So where’s the NYTimes Business article about Jeniffer Aniston whining about fan snapshots?

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    biggest manipulative Says:

    She is one of the biggest manipulative media whores ever in this industry.

  36. 36
    fan Says:

    All Editors’ Selections » EDITORS’ SELECTIONS (what’s this?)
    November 21, 2008 9:10 am

    Link
    As a PR professional, I find Ms. Jolie more adept at messaging and consistent use of talking points than many who have been in our industry for years. Should she decide to leave the motion picture industry, she’d surely be in high demand as the head of her own agency. Other public figures would do well to study the way she has developed her philanthropy and image – she is a total professional.

    Marsha Keeffer

    — Marsha, Santa Cruz, CA

  37. 37
    teamangelina77 Says:

    It’s interesting that the NYT chose to trash Angelina on its front page just a few days before featuring her rival Jennifer Aniston on the cover of their Sunday magazine. Smells funny to me.

  38. 38
    CLINIQUA Says:

    The sad thing is, The kids were born in July of ’08, all theother incidents referenced (July of ’06 Shi’s birth), (Angie’s Divorce and Adoption of Maddox (2002), a spread about Cambodian refugees (also 7 years ago?) — so what made the new nyt showbiz guy (based in LA, the clay Aiken lookalike) write this story NOW? At this juncture?

    The great news that Angelina has delivered – be it a critically acclaimed performance, 2 million to Iraqi children and US military children, the establishment of KIND (a nationwide network of lawyers set up to aid fleeing refugee minor children in dire circumstances), I could go on and on and on…about great things this guy could have written about – yet he decides to reach back as long as 8 years ago, and pull this out of his asss, making Angelina seem smarter than 99.999% of the rest of Hollywood in the process, while at the same time getting in his digs.

    The piece was all over the place. I couldn’t figure out if it was a slam, or if he’s telling the rest of HW to drop their high powered agents, or if he’s telling the rest of HW to keep their high powered agents because they’ll never be AS SMART as Angelina. LOLOL

    Whatever, he’s a wuss and a tool. Glad he’s getting smacked.

  39. 39
    bdj Says:

    Only hens would find someone that takes control of her life and image in Hollywierd a bad thing. Meanwhile, Whiny(X) is a pawn and big purse to her Super PR guy, CAA Agent, hair stylist, Plastic Surgeon, Doggy Therapist, boy toy, Echo as in no deals ProductionCompany, goddess Circle and spray on tan. Those the breaks.

  40. 40
    DECENCY Says:

    Angelina looks beautiful.

  41. 41
    bdj Says:

    http://media.www.thesandspur.org/media/storage/paper623/news/2008/11/21/ArtsEntertainment/Mistress.Of.Melancholy.Jolie.Delivers.Captivating.Performance.In.Changeling-3555680.shtml
    Changeling

    This movie is by far one of the best movies of the year, and it would not surprise me to see this movie nominated for several Academy Awards. However, while this movie is very well done, it is also very disturbing, and leaves the audience with an uneasy feeling about the lives of Christine and Walter. What makes this movie even more disturbing is that it is based on a true story: exposing a side of our police force and people that society hoped never to see. I found myself becoming angry and upset with the circumstances of the movie, and while I do recommend this movie, I warn viewers that it is a very intense film that calls for the proper mindset.

    The acting in the movie was impeccable from major actors such as Angelina Jolie, Michael Kelly, John Malkovich and Jeffrey Donovan. The costumes, setting and props were very appropriate for the period and stylized for the 1920′s. I think everyone should see this movie. It opens eyes to ideas of corruption, redemption and the human character in general. It explores every type of human, from the normal and competent to the crazed and wild. It is probably the best movie in theatres now and one of the best we will see all year. Jolie gives the performance of a lifetime and is reminiscent at moments of her performance in Girl, Interrupted. If there is any movie to see right now, Changeling is it. I do not recommend this movie for younger audiences or for those who can not handle mature and disturbing events. However, for those who are looking for a thought-provoking and captivating film, Changeling fulfills every aspect.

  42. 42
    Um... Says:

    I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?

  43. 43
    RICHARD Says:

    They gave the 14 mil$ to CHARITY. duh.
    Angie has been a UNCHR ambassador for 8 yrs.

    NY Times is desperado & liars.

    AGREE

  44. 44
    Flippo Says:

    Seriously though EVERY celeb out there has some element of media manipulation (or at least attempts it). It’s part of the PR game & just like politicians, celebs want a certain image projected & go about doing certain things with the media in order to get that portrayed, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I’ve no idea if the specifics of what the NY Times said are true but I’ve no doubt that elements of it are true, but then I suspect EVERY celeb does it so it’s no big deal.

    Just goes to show that you should never believe everything you read is 100% true regardless of which publication has written/said it or even if it has come straight out of the celeb’s mouth. It’s all a PR game.

  45. 45
    whateverangie Says:

    People please. Do you honestly think a leopard can change it’s stripes? You have a woman who is a homewrecker (Pitt was married when they starting dating). She admitted it. There are a lot of actors/actresses out there that don’t mention their charities and all they do for them. You have someone that is willing to put her kids in every magazine imaginable (even a breastfeeding picture) but YOU CAN NEVER ASK HER PERSONAL QUESTIONS!!!!!!. She is a media ***** and it’s always on her terms. She always complains of privacy and she sells personal photos. If she didn’t want Jennifer to respond to her saying things, then she should SHUT HER MOUTH. She is an actress and you all are falling for her lines.

  46. 46
    juju Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm
    _____________________________________

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Poor thing… Stop wasting you’re time obsessing and making up stories about Angelina and get HELP. You’re MENTALLY ILL.

  47. 47
    bdj Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm
    She is waiting on you to do your part instead of whining about someone who has done more to help than a lot of self-absorbed, narcissistic Actors in Hollywood. Go tell Bono, Orpah, Whiny and a host of others to give all away. Angelina Jolie does what she can to bring awareness. It is not her fault, that she is making others look like slackers.

  48. 48
    Um... Says:

    #46, you have completely summed up the trainwreck, homewrecking, media attention Wh-o-r-e that is Angelina. She is so phony and she needs stop playing to the cameras already. She is playing the role of philanthropist mommy of the year and that is an act. She is an actress….WAKE UP PEOPLE and please take off the gullibility hats already!!

  49. 49
    justJared fan Says:

    I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?
    ——————-
    Tell that to Oprah, Bono, or even Princess Diana when she was still alive. HYPOCRITE!

  50. 50
    bdj Says:

    whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm
    Geez hens, pull out Whiny and the homewrecker card. Poor Pathetic eternal victim Jen is always good for a case against AJ or two. Let’s hope the girl stays single and whiny, so that you guys can have something to whine about.

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    chitownsfinest Says:

    #3 I’m with you on that one! But you know the Bradgeloonies are going to come outta the woodworks. She is trying soooo hard to refine that image. Sorry sweetie but we know your game and we know how you are. No kind of money will change it.

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    Um... Says:

    bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 6:15 pm:
    Yeah bdj, I do my part but unlike Angelina, I do it anonymously and from my heart, not outwardly and for my pocket. I’m not whining about anything, I just pity all of you Brangelina kool-aid drinkers who believe she can do no wrong. She does a lot of wrong, look into it and stop praising her already.

  53. 53
    yoki Says:

    # 46 whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm People please. Do you honestly think a leopard can change it’s stripes?

    where do u come from? where i am leopards have spots. tigers have stripes. zebras have stripes. giraffes have spots. bumble bees have stripes. ladybugs have spots.

  54. 54
    candy Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?

    Tell the same thing To Bill Gates!

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    anonymous Says:

    I think Brad’s dropping this crap.He and jolie are OVER!!!

  56. 56
    jade Says:

    I don’t care if it is true or not

    The media lies and so do celebrities, and the world keeps turning :)

    http://www.buzzword101.com

  57. 57
    huh Says:

    anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:25 pm
    ===========
    jenhen, keep dreaming. :lol:

  58. 58
    yoki Says:

    and angie is known to do A LOT of charity quietly. but since the media insists on stalking her and her family, she tries her best to shift the focus instead on humanitarian issues. this is not an attempt to glorify herself, it is in the hopes that people will be more aware of the issues that are more often than not ignored.

  59. 59
    anonymous Says:

    Funny stuff!! Perez and Lainey are actually proud of Jolie for manipulating the press. Lainey said she’s been saying that for years now.about Brad and Angelina….so People’s mad..big whup…they got caught..they might as well own up to it!!! Actually they don’t need to own up to it..Readers have known this for years about them.Isn’t it odd that Brad’s name isn’t in this much.Is he leaking these stories???Is it break up time…

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    german fans Says:

    jennifer aniston goes to the ivy for attention and her fans are whining about angelina jolie! thats the sad part of anistons life,she will be forever connected to angelina.poor thing,nobody is talking about her dog movie,only ‘poor poor jen’.

  61. 61
    candy Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?

    Tell the same thing to Bill Gates

  62. 62
    lolo Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:20 pm

    Then why are you telling us about it ?

    All those wrong she told us herself ,so what,s new

  63. 63
    yuck Says:

    I Love her!

  64. 64
    Elisha Says:

    Thanks, Larry Hackett for clearyfing that. NY Times have gone to the dumps.

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    whateverangie Says:

    whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm
    Geez hens, pull out Whiny and the homewrecker card. Poor Pathetic eternal victim Jen is always good for a case against AJ or two. Let’s hope the girl stays single and whiny, so that you guys can have something to whine about.
    ————————————————————————————-
    Really, bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 6:18 pm
    Why not comment on the other things I said too. You are so right!! That comment was all about Jennifer. I’m so glad to here you are such a fan of someone who has the moral class of an alley cat. Classy!!

  66. 66
    Marieme Says:

    Thank you!

    Anyone with an ounce of common sense knew this was b.s. though. Such a ridiculous waste of space.

  67. 67
    JM Says:

    Would these maniston bit ches go get a life and watch reruns of friends,lol

  68. 68
    uol Says:

    MS. JOLIE POSTS HERE N JUST JARED ARE USUALLY CROWDED WITH PEOPLE GIVIND HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF COMMENTS.
    SO SURPRISINGLY, TODAY WE HAVE ONLY 63 COMMENTS UNTIL NOW. WHAT IS GOING ON ??
    I MEAN IS THERE ANYTHING HAPPENING WITH TEAM JOLIE ?
    OH, WAIT.
    NOW YOU ALL DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY ABOUT HOW THIS ***** MANIPULATES THE MEDIA.
    WELL, NEXT TIME PEREZHILTON OR ANY OTHER SHITEOUS BLOGGER SLAMS JENNIFER ANISTON WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL THEM..
    JOLIE FAME WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE !!

  69. 69
    juju Says:

    whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm
    _________________________________________

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Look it’s another stupid, crazy, hateful, envy, jealous, narrow-minded… women showing her hate and posting lies about Angelina.

    Poor thing, let me give you a hand.

    1) Brad had already split when they started dating.

    2) Man you people are stupid :lol: She is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, her “job” is to bring awareness to the cause of refugees. How does she do that with the media and the public knowing about it?

    Angelina has been with the UN for almost 8 years , she started in Fev of 2001. she has given not just her time and dedication, but her money.

    3) Like i’ve said, you really are stupid :lol: Actors, celebrities, royalty have been making photoshoots of their family and kids for years. They do it for several reasons one of them being that it eases the hunt from the paparazzi.

    The paparazzi entered the clinic in France and try to make a hold from the room above Angelina’s so they cold take pics, they invaded their propriety… Brad and Angelina just try, and rightful so, to have some controle over it and making sure that the money doesn’t ends up on their pockets but in the pockets of people that need it.

    4) On the contrary, Angelina NEVER complains about privacy. The only thing she complains is when the paps get to close to the kids.

    5) Do you think Agelina gives a **** to Aniston or to what she thinks? :lol: :lol:

    Do yopurself a favor,stop wasting you’re time obsessing and making up stories and lies about Angelina and get HELP. You’re MENTALLY ILL.

  70. 70
    bdj Says:

    whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:31 pm
    Too funny. At last AJ is a fighter. I commented on the homewreck card because it is the hen’s ace in the hole. When all else fails, whine about poor pathetic eternal victim Jen. AJ is living her life on her own terms. You do not have to like her and she probably could care less. As a fan, I admire her for her talent and humanitarian work. Marriages fall apart on a daily basis in Hollyweird and the real world. BP and AJ stand by their truth and Jen has gone on record wishing them the best. Since I was not a party to the triangle as the hens, I will refrain from judging. It is all good.

  71. 71
    german fans Says:

    i know lots of people from third world countries (mostly from sudan,ethiopia) who are VERY PROUD OF ANGELINA JOLIE DRAWING ATTENTION TO THEIR CAUSES!
    YOU HATERS CAN TALK **** ABOUT HER BUT IN THE END OF THE DAY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LOVE HER!

  72. 72
    Andrómeda Says:

    Of course the NYT article was a lie.

    Plus Angelina is one of the actresses who is more critize in magazines, they write lies about her every week in order to sell…
    So i don´t understand why they are saying she is manipulative…

  73. 73
    whateverangie Says:

    JM @ 11/21/2008 at 6:34 pm

    Would these maniston bit ches go get a life and watch reruns of friends,lol
    -__________________________________________________

    Nice!!! Same morals as Angie I see….

  74. 74
    yoki Says:

    and melissa, just stick with one name already. u have so much hatred i truly believe it’s time for you to seek therapy. did ur daddy run off with with a younger, hotter babe than ur mom? just deal with those issues first before u start bashing people u dont even know. jennifer is not grateful for ur eternal need to regard her as a pitiful victim. she’s a big girl, she can do that all on her own.

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    estelle Says:

    Bravo people magazine for standing up to this article full of caca.

    For your consideration: President Obama, please if you ever need a new press secratary, Angelina Jolie got my vote!!!!! thank you sir.

  76. 76
    german fans Says:

    SINCE YOU ANISTON FANS CALL ANGELINA NAMES HERE IS SOMETHING TO REMIND YOU THE REAL FAME******

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCLhCihqpw

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=am8Y9Uzkbv4

  77. 77
    JM Says:

    oh honey you don’t want me to start on your name changing as s-your idol maniston is a coke snorting, piss upon whiny dog, stick with one name and then your pathetic as s can talk-getalife maniston,lol

  78. 78
    African Girl Says:

    ALL HAIL THE POWER OF THE JOLIE!!!

    Rotflmao! I looooooooooooooooves it!!!!!

  79. 79
    Nanea Says:

    So People is the epitome of journalistic integrity? Cry me a river!

    They only print what the publicists or the talent want them to print., never touching anything controversial. They don’t do their own research, they wait to hear from the reps, they always write fluffy feel-good pieces that couldn’t be further from the truth.

    Pot, meet kettle!

  80. 80
    JM Says:

    i love how the troll keeps talking about class,aint nothing classy about a 40yr old woman showing her dried out cooch and saggy tits in a too small bikini while getting drunk on margaritas and puffing marlboros like a drunk sailor on leave,lol, maniston is thy name,lol

  81. 81
    estelle Says:

    secretary …spelling suck!. LOL.

    Imagin if a man can do all this, he would be praise as a true leader, smart, savy and a genius, but since it’s a woman and also it’s Angelina Jolie, she has to be conniving, manipulative and controlling….NYT, why are you still living in 1928?

  82. 82
    anonymous Says:

    From Ted on E!

    Angelina Jolie: Deceitful, Wannabe Publicist, Part II
    Today 11:58 AM PST by Ted Casablanca

    J Redden/UNHCR via Getty Images

    Thank heavens somebody’s listening. The supposedly still venerable New York Times finally echoed what we’ve been bitching about for eons: Angelina Jolie knows her way around press manipulation about as well as she does married men. We said it. Now the Times is saying it: Jolie is the woman aspiring Hollywood publicists should be studying with everything they’ve got.

    Oh, and Angie’s reaction to the NYT calling her out like this? “She pretends to be irked,” relayed a Brangelina mutual friend, “but secretly, I know she loves it.” As do we, of course, as do we.

  83. 83
    African Girl Says:

    Every celeb out there has at least one publicist to help them shape their image in a positive way, someone who sells the public an image that is so far from reality, it could be an alternate world.

    Angelina Jolie does not have anyone and the only image she sells is her true self and this is a bad thing??!!! Is it that the public enjoys being lied to or why is this a big deal??!!

    Gah! I’ll never understand showbusiness and the Fanistons!!!

  84. 84
    African Girl Says:

    Ted is an idiot, How can he say someone is finally listenting to his calling AJ out for something he also says other celebrities do?

    What sense does that make???!!

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    anonymous Says:

    Trevor is her publicist..Look it up !

    How did you guys get off topic.Why is Jennifer in here?

    FOCUS!!!

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    juju Says:

    anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:57 pm
    ________________________________

    Ted C?? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Man, you really are desperate aren’t you? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  87. 87
    bdj Says:

    anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:57 pm
    She pretends to be irked,” relayed “Huvane”. Too funny. As if, AJ cares What Ted C or source thinks. Chances are, AJ does not even know about this. It is funny how all these articles appear when they are out of the country. However, if being called smart and master of your career, image, and bringing awareness to your causes are bad things, then sign me up.

  88. 88
    natascha Says:

    Angie is busted and People is trying to save ties with their cash cow. Only the delusional would believe a rag mag over the NY Times. What’s that sound….It’s Angie’s credibility sinking even lower. The Angie loons are going to have the dumbest excuses for this… too funny!! What a bunch of idiots. Now they’re gonna be up all night posting in the Addicts defense while the rest of us go out and have a life tonight!! Thanks JJ!

  89. 89
    juju Says:

    anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 7:02 pm
    ___________________________

    Trevor Nielson her publicist? :lol: :lol: Do yourself a favor do a little research before posting.

  90. 90
    JM Says:

    a troll telling me too focus,lol,go tell maniston to have mayer aim straighter,lol

  91. 91
    watching sportscenter Says:

    complete bullshit
    we all no angelina is trying to get the most out of magazines like u
    ur lying people

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    Natascha Says:

    juju @ 11/21/2008 at 7:03 pm anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:57 pm
    ________________________________

    Ted C?? Man, you really are desperate aren’t you?

    People mag?? So are you losers!!

  93. 93
    estelle Says:

    Most people don’t know that they themselves are been controlled and manipulated by the media everyday when they turn on that Tv, radio or reading the tabloids and newspapers. This remind me of the movie V for Vendetta…LOL. The media so used to be the puppet master that it so hard for it to have some one from the mass puppet to turn around and said, no more, you have to do what I want……..sweet!

  94. 94
    bdj Says:

    Geez I guess the hens are in denial about all the lies, fiction and malice the NYT have published. NYT has been caught in more lies with their stories and writers inventing sources than the National Enquirer and that is saying something. At least the National Enquirer have broken some real stories. Read up hens, before spouting off.

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    juju Says:

    natascha @ 11/21/2008 at 7:04 pm
    ______________________________________

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Busted for what? For not needing a publicist and all the other people that all the actors need to take care of her image and business? For using the spotlight to help others?

    :lol: :lol:

    You’re the idiot. An idiot consumed by hate. Poor thing…

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    GET A LIfE JENHO ANUSTON Says:

    GET A LIFE JENHO ANUSTON

    get a life jenho anuston instead of whining for 4 long years even though you had been humped and dumped by several guys.

    So uncool for jenho anuston to be bitter about a 4 year divorce when she had been dumped and now being peed on by john mayer

  97. 97
    JM Says:

    i see the name changes are coming fast and furious,lol

  98. 98
    bdj Says:

    #98
    Now that you got that off your chest, go hug your boyfriend doll. Have a nice night.

  99. 99
    kim Says:

    These two are just attention seekers, of course they give millions to charities, if they did not they would pay it in taxes, it ‘s called a tax shelter and then they use the publicity from their charities to further themselvs.

    Honestly, I have absolutely no idea what Brad Pitt ever saw in her.

  100. 100
    juju Says:

    Natascha @ 11/21/2008 at 7:09 pm
    _________________________________

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Losers? :lol: :lol: You’re in a blog, using different names, posting about crap about someone you hate for no reason and you’re calling other losers? You really have some issues don’t you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    And, between Ted C and People , the choice is obvious.

  101. 101
    LLM Says:

    kim @ 11/21/2008 at 7:16 pm

    This is the real attention seeker. Enjoy

    http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvSA7n0l3c&fmt=18

  102. 102
    African Girl Says:

    Bursted for what exactly??!

    The same thing Jennifer Lopez has 8 people doing for her?

    The same thing Jennifer aniston has Havuna doing for her?

    The same thing Gwnyth Paltrow, Jennifer Connelly, Madonna, Reese Witherspoon, even Paris freaking Hilton all have people doing for them?

    Are some people just too stupid to think?

  103. 103
    juju Says:

    kim @ 11/21/2008 at 7:16 pm
    _______________________________

    This is what Brad saw in Angelina:

    “But she also has the biggest heart and just inexhaustible spirit and sweetness and goodness,” he says. “She’s an inexhaustible mother and great grace and the real glue of the family.”

    This and her beauty, her intelligence, strength…

  104. 104
    LUCEABB Says:

    natascha—or whatever names you use— be careful, if the NYT wants to open this bag of worms they better be aware that all the bones may come tumbling out— trust, your girl jen has more to lose in this debate about media manipulation that angie does— EVERYBODY KNOWS AND HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THAT SHE AND HER PR ***** HAVE MADE DEALS WITH BOTH TABS AND SO CALLED LEGITMATE MEDIA FOR POSITIVE STORIES ABOUT HER,
    You and the other jenhens may want to rewrite history but there is plenty of evidence to prove otherwise.
    By-the way you think this non-story will hurt angie? are you that stupid? this will only make her more popular, she is after all the underdog with the big bad NYT making money off her for something that every celeb and their agents do, only difference is that angie does it better.

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    bdj Says:

    Name calling has as much effective as whining, spamming and changing names over and over on a blog, NONE. It might make the person feel better, but does not change Angelina Jolie’s life. She still has the 6 adorable children, sexy and mighty fine partner and the striving career. Whiny X still has her hens, or not really a hen but really feel bad for ole pathetic one.

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    ELLLLES Says:

    Just looked on E and saw pictures of A.Eckhart and fraudison and they have matching chins.

  107. 107
    LadyS Says:

    Yes, we’re all idiots, #106, and you’re a socially maladjusted teenage girl, sitting at home again on a Friday night, and stewing in your hormonal angst-ridden envy of someone who’s got SO much more going than you.

    Here’s a suggestion: do your English homework. Maybe this time you’ll finally get the hang of all that tricky punctuation.

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    Andrómeda Says:

    That Ted is so stupid. And he considers himself a journalist?.

  109. 109
    bdj Says:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/news/2008/11/21/angelina-jolie-dedicates-role-to-mum-91466-22306965/
    Entire article at link
    Angelina Jolie dedicates role to mum
    Nov 21 2008 by Rob Driscoll, Western Mail

    Angelina Jolie is tipped for another Oscar for her new movie, in which she plays the mother of a missing child. She tells Rob Driscoll that it was one of her toughest challenges yet and reveals that she’s dedicating it to her own mother

    THE tears are welling up in Angelina Jolie’s eyes. That’s because Hollywood’s most talked-about star is discussing her mother, who died last year – and who surprisingly became the model for her latest big-screen role, in the Clint Eastwood-directed drama Changeling.

    “Her name was Marcheline, but we called her Marshmallow as a joke, because she was just the softest, most gentle woman in the world,” recalls Jolie, who at this point battles to stop herself from crying outright.

    “She was really, really sweet and she would never get angry. She couldn’t swear to save her life. But when it came to her kids, she was really fierce and so this (film) is very much her, and her story, in that she was the woman I related to, who had that elegance and strength through just knowing what was right.”

    A heart-tugging period drama based on real events, Changeling sees Jolie take on the role of Christine Collins, a California telephone-company supervisor and single mother whose nine-year-old son went missing in 1928. When the police announce that the boy has been found, and present Collins with a child she doesn’t recognise, the stage is set for a startling confrontation between a bewildered yet determined woman and a corrupt Los Angeles police department that has its own sinister reasons for wanting to silence Collins and close the kidnapping case.

    Jolie’s extraordinary performance in the film is already being rightly tipped for a Best Actress Oscar nomination, yet as a mother herself – she and partner Brad Pitt have six children, three of them adopted – the 33-year-old actress must have found making the movie an incredibly harrowing and emotionally demanding experience.

    “It was very hard,” says Jolie, who became pregnant with her twins during the shooting of the film. “When I first read the script I couldn’t put it down, but then I said ‘No’ immediately. I didn’t want to go into this project because it was too upsetting, and I didn’t want to do a film about a child being kidnapped. But then afterwards I couldn’t stop talking about this person, Christine Collins.

  110. 110
    mimi Says:

    the whor e @ 11/21/2008 at 7:07 pm

    Since you called yourself a ***** that is exactly what you are. Now you insignificant ***** with HIV why don’t you run along to the biggest ***** in Hw and kiss that chin chin face of hers.

  111. 111
    bdj Says:

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996322.html?categoryId=1278&cs=1

    ‘Burn After Reading’ on fire overseas
    Comedy grossed $2.5 mil from 1,367 playdates
    By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK, ARCHIE THOMASMore Articles:

    While James Bond continues to dominate the international box office, the Coen brothers are also reaping some solace from the solid overseas perf of “Burn After Reading.”
    Pic is showing long legs with $67.5 million to date in foreign territories.

    Dark comedy is now nearing the international performance for the Coens’ previous outing, “No Country for Old Men.” Over the Nov. 14-16 weekend, “Burn” grossed $2.5 million from 1,367 playdates in its ninth week in release.

    Toplining Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Tilda Swinton, pic has seen its biggest biz in the U.K. with $11.9 million.

    The U.K. is one of a handful of hotspots for Coen fare; the others are Spain, Germany, France and Australia.

    Moody Western “No Country” cumed $86.7 million at the international box office and $74.3 million domestically for a worldwide total of $161 million.

    “Burn After Reading’s” worldwide total to date is $127.4 million. Pic has yet to open in France.

    Italian auds and critics agreed over Clint Eastwood’s Angelina Jolie starrer “Changeling,” which grossed $1.6 million from 299 runs for a respectable $5,402 per-location average.

    “Changeling” got off to a slow start in France — where Eastwood is something of a national hero — but made up for it. In its first five days, pic earned $2.8 million from 417.

  112. 112
    juju Says:

    the whor e @ 11/21/2008 at 7:19 pm
    _________________________

    All actors have a group of sicks that hate them for no reason or people that turn their frustrations and problems to them.

    The group of people that hates Angelina for no reason is constitued mainly of a bunch of crazy, envy, jealous, hateful, narrow-minded women that are fans of Jennifer Aniston. Like YOU.

    That’s why i keep telling you that instead of wasting you’re time with someone you don’t like, you should use that time to find a good therapist to work through you’re issues.

  113. 113
    NEW YORK TIMESCRAP Says:

    New York Times prints crap just to sell.

  114. 114
    bdj Says:

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996322.html?categoryId=1278&cs=1

    Pic is showing long legs with $67.5 million to date in foreign territories.

    ‘Burn After Reading’ on fire overseas

    While James Bond continues to dominate the international box office, the Coen brothers are also reaping some solace from the solid overseas perf of “Burn After Reading.”

    Dark comedy is now nearing the international performance for the Coens’ previous outing, “No Country for Old Men.” Over the Nov. 14-16 weekend, “Burn” grossed $2.5 million from 1,367 playdates in its ninth week in release.

    Toplining Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Tilda Swinton, pic has seen its biggest biz in the U.K. with $11.9 million.

    The U.K. is one of a handful of hotspots for Coen fare; the others are Spain, Germany, France and Australia.

    Moody Western “No Country” cumed $86.7 million at the international box office and $74.3 million domestically for a worldwide total of $161 million.

    “Burn After Reading’s” worldwide total to date is $127.4 million. Pic has yet to open in France.

    Italian auds and critics agreed over Clint Eastwood’s Angelina Jolie starrer “Changeling,” which grossed $1.6 million from 299 runs for a respectable $5,402 per-location average.

    “Changeling” got off to a slow start in France — where Eastwood is something of a national hero — but made up for it. In its first five days, pic earned $2.8 million from 417.

  115. 115
    JM Says:

    you mean the golden shower couple,lol

  116. 116
    mm Says:

    Angelina is not getting as many favorable comments as usual. Is it possible that all the 12 year olds who are fanatically devoted to her are now posting on Jared Jr?

  117. 117
    JealousHAGS Says:

    All these jealous hags who say they hate Angelina spends a lot of time reading about her. They are so green with envy and hate, it’s consuming them. Trolls, admit it you are so obsessed with the Jolie-Pitts.

  118. 118
    From Lainey Says:

    The real Brange

    Am about to have a very smug moment. If you can’t stand it, click away quickly.

    Wasn’t intending on writing about the New York Times piece titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image” because, well, why is this news? But I keep getting the emails so…

    Go through the archives of this blog and you will find that message repeated repeatedly: when it comes to the Pitts, they are the masters of the game. Always in control. Always strategising. Always maneuvering. Always selling. And a lot of people are always buying.

    The publication says Jolie has no publicist, cites specific instances where the Brange dictated editorial terms to People Magazine and Hello and also refers to a time way back just after her split with BBT when she orchestrated a photo shoot with Maddox that began her transformation from oversexed wild crazy girl to humanitarian Earth Mother. Yes, she’s militant about her public image. Yes, HE is militant about his public image. Yes they are running the show. Yes they throw their weight around and many members of the press wither at their demands. Yes People Magazine is half way up their asses.

    Again…why is this news?

    As I’ve said time and again, the Pitts are never photographed unless they WANT to be photographed.

    Getting it validated by the New York Times though is pretty amazing. And the New York Times giving the Brange a backhanded compliment is pretty amazing too. Brangelunatics don’t like the New York Times anymore.

    Having said that, the article describes the Brange machinations almost as if they are rogue moves, as if they operate by a completely different set of standards from everyone else.

    Please.

    It’s the same playbook. They just execute it better than the rest.

    Shelf Ass Jessica Biel executes it pretty well too. And last week Jennifer Aniston did a kick ass job as well, redeeming herself from Huvane’s previous blunders.

    As such, an even BETTER article would have been to call out all the media manipulators and rank them according to proficiency supported by Q scores, graphs and pie charts, magazine mentions, message board activity, and paparazzi interest with the Brange sitting way at the top and, say, someone like Mischa Barton ranking closer to the bottom.

    Let’s call it The Famewhore Games.

    Then would the MiniVan Majority believe that all celebrities are full of sh-t?

  119. 119
    juju Says:

    the whor e @ 11/21/2008 at 7:25 pm
    ________________________________

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Yes, Angelina beats the crap out of Brad every night and he obvious love it.

  120. 120
    juju Says:

    the whor e @ 11/21/2008 at 7:33 pm
    __________________________________

    Sorry, poor thing, but i don’t have idols.
    But i do like and admire Angelina.

  121. 121
    JM Says:

    i love when the troll agrees with it self-so entertaining,lol

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    LUCEABB Says:

    Poor troll— are you mad because all the work you, jen and her hens and PR have done over the last two weeks have been in vein? your efforts did’nt work? Angie still #1 Brad still love her, she is loved by her kids and the Pitt family and most important and what seem to drive you crazy is that she still has millions of fans who will continue to defend her ALWAYS

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    Well Says:

    Oh well whatever the Q score is says she’s liked by many so you don’t matter… OBVIOUSLY.

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    juju Says:

    the whor e @ 11/21/2008 at 7:37 pm
    _____________________________________

    Anyone what to try to gess what’s her next name will be? :lol: :lol:

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    old lady Says:

    I believe in Angelina and I’m glad that People did the right thing by defending their values and therefore defending her. I agree with other fans’ suggestion to “put the spotlight” on this Barns person and see what’s his/her agenda. Sounds like a phony name to me. I don’t read the NYT but sounds like it’s desperate for some attention.

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    ew Says:

    WHO THE F.U.C.K CARES!!! Also, Angelina’s teeth bug the S.H.I.T. out of me. They bend downward in the front and are not all that straight and is a weird gumline. Before you ask, my teeth are perfect!

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    bdj Says:

    ZacChace hens/teens can go to Just Jared Jr and get all the love they want. Vanessa is the new American Sweetheart and those Disney chicks make Whiny love life look like “As the world Turns”. In fact, poor pathetic Jen has her eye on one of the Jonas Bro. Just a rumor.

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    estelle Says:

    AG- #107 answer for your last questions is YES! * I got it right…nanananaaaana na*

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    D. kay Says:

    If you think Brad finds sexiness in Angelina’s physical beauty…..man, you can only imagine how that is fueled by her sexy, kick ass mind!!

    How many men get that combination plate??? It’s usually one or the other….or a ‘bit’ of both. Brad is one lucky dude and he bloody well knows it. HIs animated persona on Oprah was such evidence of his joy in life these days.

    And why not?? The list goeson……….

    Great mother, sexy mate, kick ass empowered woman, A list Oscar winning actress, one of the most beautiful and powerful women on the planet, pilot, humanitarian with a big heart and an inexhaustible spirit.

    My lord, he must wake up each morning and roll over and go, “Oh, my god, it is real.”

    He felt like the ‘iceman’ in his first marriage, I think the tatoo is saying, “that’s over, thank god, and here’s a reminder of how lucky you are now.” Just my take.

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    juju Says:

    Anyone what = Anyone wants

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    guli Says:

    OMG—-this is hilarrious…Soooo the X hens are going nuts as usual after 4 years …

    OK…..X and her hens…I have a serious question for you all pathetic, weak things..You do know that the DIVORCE rate in US is OVER 50%…soooo why does this talentless, ugly b!tch still act like she was the ONLY one that got a fcuking divorce…ROTFLMAO…ohhh “I don’t go there..it’s been 100 years ago”…what??? my a@@..yep the b!tch says 100 years ago but decides to use her divorce to promote her doggy movie by using ANGIE..yooo… hooo.. you said it was 100 years ago..so what gives ..well oce you are a lying ho you always are a lying ho. I hope she’s happy spooning with Norman and Dolly… :lol: :lol:

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    Keep an Eye out for Deceivers Says:

    Charity means doing something nice for someone and not expecting anything in return. Can anyone actually say Angelina hasn’t gotten anything in return for her charity work? Global fame, millions of dollars, glowing news coverage, getting out of that sticky little adultery situation. Ms. Jolie’s fans must be really damaged if they think exploiting helpless people for personal gain is even considered an act of charity. I know Angie’s fans will all defend this practice saying all stars use the media to promote themselves, including Jennifer Aniston. True, but how many exploit refugees and orphans to do damage control when they get involved with a married man? Giving an interview to a magazine to promote a film is one thing. Exploiting desperate people in need of food/shelter and using your own children as leverage to make sure you only get positive news coverage is one of the most awful celebrity stories I have ever heard. Angelina Jolie is one of the most shameful, soulless people to ever work in Hollywood. And that’s saying a lot.

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    B & A Says:

    Brad & Angelina

    http://i37.tinypic.com/f3szg8.jpg

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    B & A Says:

    Another shot of Brad & Angelina:

    http://i38.tinypic.com/258chsj.jpg

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    thelookoflove1365 Says:

    So Ted Casa bakla still thinks he’s in the know? A mutual friend relayed to him? Bahahahah! It’s nice of him to scour blogs and internets, read ragazines and then write about it as if he talked to some one with the real insider knowledge. Ted is prolly the one with drug problems, based on these stories/fictions he keep on writing.

    bakla=gay in my country

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    piper, with a low Says:

    Re: The NYT article…

    While the article was a bit on the myopic side i.e. ignoring the fact that every celebrity tries to control their image, the fact that Angelina is in a very unusual circumstance which merits her handling her image with an iron fist, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I think ‘manipulator’ is a bad choice of words. It’s called EXERCISING ONE’S FREEDOM OF CHOICE. Why people have a beef against Angelina exercising hers is beyond me.

    Quite frankly, if Angelina didn’t take measures, these journalists/paps would climb through the JPs windows. And quite frankly, both Brad and Angelina have the right to decide who they talk to, when and where the interviews will occur, and why they are talking to the press.

    And I agree with those who resent that the ‘journalist’ ignored the fact that Brad does this too. H*ll… he went to that small French newspaper with the twins’ birth announcement; he banned L & S, In Touch and their ilk from the Global Green news conferences in ’06; and he continually kept entertainment shows like E! News and ET at bay after their continual disregard for reporting inaccurate stories, trespassing, and inability or unwillingness to issue retractions and dozens of other actions pertaining to the press.

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    bdj Says:

    I suggest hens go to unhcr.org and read up on the duties a UN Ambassador j. As usual, self righteous hens who have not lifted a finger(oh they do it quietly, right!!!) to help anyone is on a blog spouting nonsense. I am sure that the Refugees and orphans appreiciate anyone who can shed a light on their plight not too mention donating millions, lobbying congress and setting up foundations. They might want to tell, Charliz Theron(s), Ashley Judd, Michael Douglas and others to halt all work on behalf of the UN. Just to be on the safe side, tell Oprah, Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck(who left his pregnant wife) to halt spotlighting conflicts in the Sudan and humanatrain crisis in Haiti and throughout the world. Let’s just mourn and wear sack cloth and ashes for poor pathetic Jen and the demise of the Golden Couple.

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    DECENCY Says:

    See how low the NY Times has gone, Ted C thinks his work is equal to what they write.

    I am glad to read that people with brains are asking why the NY Times wrote this article. Sad to say the paper of record has become just another tabloid.

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    whateverangie Says:

    bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 7:24 pm

    Name calling has as much effective as whining, spamming and changing names over and over on a blog, NONE. It might make the person feel better, but does not change Angelina Jolie’s life. She still has the 6 adorable children, sexy and mighty fine partner and the striving career. Whiny X still has her hens, or not really a hen but really feel bad for ole pathetic one.
    ___________________________________________________

    WOW!!! Pot calling the kettle black.. In mostly all your posts that is all you have been doing is name calling. You are so funny!!

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    JealousHAGS Says:

    ew @ 11/21/2008 at 7:43 pm
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    So if it bugs you why are you torturing yourself and come and look at Angelina’s picture. Admit it you are just another jealous hag who is obsessed with Angelina.

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    bdj Says:

    whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 8:04 pm
    yep but that W H O R E word is really name calling. Whiny is just an affectionate term for the Whiny one or poor pathetic eternal victim Jen(PPEV).

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    Luke Says:

    http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/5009172.jpg = Jennifer Aniston

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    Angie, you GAIN a fan Says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/19/angelina-jolie-supports-r_n_135918.html?show_comment_id=16979972

    Angelina Jolie is furthering her work on behalf as refugees beyond her role as Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency. She has teamed up to help refugee children:

    Actress Angelina Jolie and a team of 25 powerful law firms are joining forces against the government’s attempt to deport thousands of unaccompanied and illegal immigrant children – including hundreds from New York City.

    Backed by Microsoft Corp., Kids in Need of Defense will provide free legal representation to children separated from their parents. The group will open offices in New York and other several other cities…

    “These children often have nothing – no money, no support and no family,” Jolie said in a statement. “Many end up becoming lost, traumatized, and ultimately forgotten.”

    Jolie also spoke Friday at the Council on Foreign Relations, introducing a panel on the International Criminal Court and the prosecution of perpetrators in Darfus, sponsored by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

    “Over the past seven years, I’ve worked with UNHCR and I’ve traveled around the world trying to bring attention to refugees,” she said. “It’s been a remarkable education.”

    Jolie, who has visited dozens of war-torn countries around the world, spoke passionately on behalf of the victims she’s met. “I’ve seen refugees return to live among the same people who attacked them,” she said. “They are returning to the same lawlessness that sent them running in the first place. I’ve seen aid workers tear up as they put ladies on a bus and say, ‘I don’t know what we’re sending them back to…

    “I don’t know if the ICC is the answer. And I don’t know what type of court is, or what it would need to be to make all of us agree and make it strong enough,” Jolie admitted. “But I do know this: No mother who had her children killed in front of her, no young girl sold into slavery, no boy kidnapped and forced to be a child soldier and no young girl like the 3-year-old I met in Sierra Leone, who had her limbs cut off, should be expected to simply forget. No one should have to choose between peace and justice.”

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    nicole Says:

    #69 uol ( ugly obsessive lowlife )

    OMG.. uol .. you sound SOOOOOOOOOOO ……………DUUUUUUUUUUMB… LOL LOL !

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    juju Says:

    Keep an Eye out for Deceivers @
    ________________________________________

    Yes, she got a lot from her humanitarian work, but it had nothing to do with “Global fame” or all the crap that you wrote. Angelina didn’t need to risk her life, to waste her time and money to have “Global fame” and all the crap the in make on your sick mind, she already had that.

    Since Fev of 2001 Angelina has visited more than 25 countries, has risked her life and has given her time and money, millions of them, that heve saved and helped a lot of people.

    While you poor excuse of a human beign spend you’re time in the internet hating on people that you don’t know and throught you’re frustantions and issues into to somenone that has done you no harm, Angelina sepends her time helping others and making the life of other human beign better.

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    Tchaikovsky Says:

    Heroes & Pioneers 21 of 100

    Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie
    By George Clooney

    It is one thing to talk about the problems of the world and quite another to actually try to change things.

    As a team, actors Brad Pitt, 44, and Angelina Jolie, 32, have served as our goodwill ambassadors worldwide. They brought help to Pakistan in 2005, after a catastrophic earthquake killed tens of thousands of people and left millions homeless. They have tended to the poor and sick in Africa. And they’ve raised global awareness—and contributed $1 million of their own money—for the victims of atrocities in Darfur. Brad co-founded Not on Our Watch, an organization set up to focus global attention on Darfur and other hot spots.
    In the U.S., Brad and Angelina didn’t just talk about, or even just throw money at, the tragic fallout from Hurricane Katrina. They actually moved to New Orleans and have set about trying to make right what so many have made wrong. Brad established a project to finance and build 150 new homes in the Ninth Ward.

    Angelina has worked tirelessly through the United Nations on behalf of refugees around the world, touring border camps in Africa, Asia and Latin America and lobbying on Capitol Hill. The couple cares for three adopted children, from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam, in addition to their biological daughter.

    There are hundreds of people who could be honored for their good works, but I’ve seen Brad and Angelina firsthand, and their commitment together is truly impressive.
    Clooney is actively engaged in trying to resolve the Darfur crisis

    http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1733748_1733756_1735278,00.html

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    Luke Says:

    http://cdn.fotocommunity.com/photos/5009172.jpg = New Jennifer Aniston Photo

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    Natascha Says:

    Just one last thing before I go out with friends (sorry Angie Addicts I know that’s foreign to you). Just because Angie can’t lay off the pipe doesn’t mean you should follow. Night Night. Sweet Dreams.

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    guli Says:

    # 133 Keep an Eye out for Deceivers @ 11/21/2008 at 7:53 pm

    OK–you choose to be a complete MORON and and IDIOT with you post…Heck that is your choise to mahe an a@@ of yourself…
    Honey bunch!!! Angie and Brad were both major actors and had made MILLIONS of dollars before they decided to go into humanitarian work!!!! Sooo you decided to lie as a usual pathetic X fan to make a point…but honey you fcuked up sooo bad…so now what will your come back possibly be???? Hey..go check the timeline when and how much they donated so that you don’t look like a complete IDIOT!!!

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    juju Says:

    sepends = spends

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    lovely Says:

    OFCOIRSE I CAN SEE THEM TELLING PEOPLE MAGAZINE. PLEASE MAKE ME LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL TRYING TO SAVE THE WORLD. BUT HAS SHE TRIED TO PATCH THINGS UP WITH HER FATHER. HA! AND SHE CALLS HER SELF A ROLE MODEL!!! U NEED TO START FROM HOME BEFORE U CAN CALL UR SELF A HUMANITARIAN!!!!!!!!!!

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    repost Says:

    bdj @ 03/08/2008 at 6:02 pm

    http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=4413688&page=1

    Celebrities Give Diplomacy A Star-Power Punch

    Bono, Angelina, George, Mia and More Work Closely With The United Nations On Relief Efforts
    Beyond the glamour of the red carpet and the clamor of fans at a rock concert, an elite group of celebrities have gotten so involved in diplomacy that they are eclipsing true diplomats.

    Photos
    Starstruck Heads of State

    “You know the Secretary General very often tells me, ‘You know, whenever there is an opportunity we need a star.’…He says, ‘Every time a star speaks, what I have to say just disappears, it has absolutely no meaning, no one listens to me, but people will listen to the star, will listen to the celebrity,’ said U.N. spokesperson Michele Montas.

    Nowadays these celebrities are taking on increasingly complex and weighty roles in the fights against poverty, pestilence and war.
    U2’s lead singer, Bono, has direct access to world leaders, and he’s credited with bringing worldwide attention and money to the poverty and HIV crisis in Africa.

    “I tell you what my Messianic complex is, I wanna have fun and I wanna change the world. That’s it,” he told ABC News Nightline anchor Cynthia McFadden.

    Oscar winner Angelina Jolie recently traveled to Iraq for the second time and wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about the refugee crisis there.

    Tune in to Good Morning America Weekend on Sunday to see more celebrities on the frontlines.

    “Generals in Iraq, presidents of Iraq, they know if somebody like Angelina goes in they are going to be able to get the message across very quickly.

    Jolie has even been invited to testify in front of the House Armed Services Committee and has teamed up with California Congresswoman Diane Feinstein to lobby for legislation on Iraqi refugee relief.

    Jolie says her activism helps her counter the shallowness of Hollywood. “It gives celebrity some reason. Celebrity is very weird … So when you’re doing something good, and you can bring attention to that, or discuss that, then it feels like you have some sense in your life,” Jolie told ABC News “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos

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    well Says:

    oh yeah she’s controlling the media and creating the perfect image while she’s on drugs? LMAO She is better than I thought.

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    juju Says:

    Natascha @ 11/21/2008 at 8:12 pm
    _______________________________

    Here she is again announcing that she is “I go out with friends” :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Man you people are pathetic and have some serious issues.

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    org Says:

    Being a celebrity today means many things: walking the red carpet, dodging the paparazzi. It also means using your attention getting powers to better the world.

    Thanks to the power of celebrity influence, consciousness and dollars get raised.

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    awards Says:

    Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    Ignorance is not only bliss, haters count on it.

    So, we are back to that old argument again – what came first? People’s interest in ‘Brangelina,’ or the pictorial of their firstborn? Since I’m a photographer, and know that people were offering me and my brethren a million dollars cash back in the spring of 2005 for a picture of Brad & Angelina together, a full YEAR before Shiloh was a twinkle – I would say the pictorial is a result of the rabid full-on chase we were exacting on the family.

    Have people forgotten the exodus of every major media outlet and pap agency to Lake Como, Italy in 2006 because they thought a wedding was taking place? Or how about the CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, CBS stories and crawls about a New Orleans wedding less than 8 months ago?

    So again, I’m sorry — if I’m Angelina Jolie what are my choices again?

    1) I can be chased down in the street for the elusive first photographs of my child which will endanger my family and fatten the photographer and that of American Media Inc (tabloid behomoth) OR…

    2) I can arrange a pictorial in a benign reputable weekly like People, get paid 14 million and distribute it to people around the world in need – it may even actually SAVE LIVES.

    Hmmmm…decisions, decisions. Well, since I have a BRAIN. I’m going the Angelina Saves Lives route.

    Let’s examine the Halle Berry route. Halle decides not to publish any pictorials, stating her daughter will “not be a public figure.” The papz laugh in her face. Halle’s home and property get invaded by papz trying to take pics of her infant daughter. Halle then decides to give them what they want and go to the zoo and the park and let the papz have at. Well, the next week, the pictures come out and the tabloid papz and tabloid publishing companies make their millions on the backs of her and her child.

    I saw the many pics & stories about baby Nalah in People, US, STAR and the Bauer Publications – they ran them a good month. What does Halle get in return? well…NOTHING.

    Not even a promise to not do it again, because OF COURSE, the papz will be out tomorrow and the next day and the next – annoying Halle and her child once again.

    You can kind of view it like this:

    Halle = O

    American Media Inc & Bauer Publishing (In Touch, Life & Style) STAR, Natnl Enquirer, US Magazine, People magazine = 20-30 MILLION

    Via Angelina Jolie & the Jolie Pitt Foundation: Drs Without Borders, US Military Children’s Foundation, UNHCR, AIDS & Malaria Foundations in SE Asia and Ethiopia, Millenium Project, KIND (Nationwide Network of Lawyers Assisting Minor Refugee Children) = 10 MILLION

    Oh, and the PR Agencies/Agents that take 15% of whatever Angelina Jolie makes = ZERO. Because Angelina has NO agent, NO CAA, NO ICM, NO PK. Just her. That’s 15% back in her pocket, or rather to whatever charitable noble foundation she desires to give it to.

    Yes, and now you see why you’re getting these strategically timed and placed articles – it’s very clear why Angelina Jolie must be punished.

    Wonder when someone will write a story about THAT?? I say no time soon, because most of the entertainment reporters writing for so-called reputable outlets get greased by the PR agents. KNOWN FACT. And another reason for this piece most likely, it’s all about competition – you heard Tilda Swinton last year. She knows what’s up.

    Good for People Mag for standing up. They know where all the bodies are buried. I’m sure the People editor was fit to be tied, here he gets raked over the coals for publishing a 6 year old story about Angelina’s Cambodian son, and the orphanage he was in, and the poverty in that country….

    …and he knows just last WEEK he’s taking calls from CAA & PR power mogul Huvane asking him to publish Jen & John at the Sunset Towers, and to please write how loving they seemed. Or worse yet, he’s being asked to run a piece on how Jen’s 4th nose job isn’t really cosmetic, it’s all about her deviated septum.

    Yet he takes it in the gut, for publishing skyrocketing HIV infection rates in Ethiopia, along with Angelina’s pictures of her daughter Zahara?

    Wake up Hollywood. Though you may claim, this page is turning into Perez Hilton, most people would say, that happened a long time ago. It’s true, very seldom do you get an Oscar winning actress who is topping both the tabloids as well as the critically acclaimed list. The last person may have been Julia Roberts, but when she was peaking, the media wasn’t as incestuous as it is now. You didn’t have papers of note, quoting tabloid editors known for their lies. You can choose to view Jolie and her level of fame as an anamoly and something you don’t need to deal with – but the same problems will exist whether you discuss her or not — and that is, at the end of the day, what truly makes this a story to pay attention to, is that she, one of the biggest stars in the world, is NOT OWNED by the Death Star.

    She’s powerful, all by her little self. In my book, that’s a reason to be admired, not exposed or cut down.

    Hence why she’s on page 1 of the NYT. “Scary Smart,” indeed.

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    UN Freedom award Says:

    International Rescue Committee to honour UN refugee official, Angelina Jolie

    6 November 2007 – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and internationally renown actress Angelina Jolie, one of his agency’s most active supporters, will receive the International Rescue Committee’s annual Freedom Award for 2007 in New York tomorrow.

    The award being given to UNHCR and its Goodwill Ambassador recognizes extraordinary contributions to the cause of refugees and human freedom has previously been given to another UN High Commissioner for Refugees – Sadako Ogata, in 1995.

    Other Freedom Award winners include Winston Churchill (1958); George Soros (1993); Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (1995); Vaclav Havel (2003); and former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton (2006).
    The IRC has for many years been UNHCR’s largest NGO partner.

    http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=24539&Cr=UNHCR&Cr1=Jolie

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    Angie, you have my RESPECT Says:

    Here is the one of the Q & A from msnbc.com.

    Sean Smith is the senior writer for Newsweek.

    Sean Smith: Your frustration here is not with Angelina, but with the media. She does, in fact, go lots of places without cameras, and works with refugees with no one looking at all. I had a section on that in the story that didn’t make it into the final version, becasue of space restrictions. It would be a wonderful world if people who do good work—non-famous, non-beautfiul ones—were rewarded and covered as much as stars are. She is aware of her privilege, by the way. How could she not be? You know, she really could just stay at home in her mansion in LA. and go to parties and things, and adopt no one. Would things really be better if she did?

  159. 159
    Angie, you have my RESPECT Says:

    Here is the one of the Q & A from msnbc.com.

    Sean Smith is the senior writer for Newsweek.

    Warwick, NY: Does Angelina TRULY want to save the world or just look good for the media??? Personally I think she just wants to appear to be wholesome in the public eye.

    Sean Smith: This is too cyncial, even for me. And it’s my job to be. She’s been doing this for six years. If it’s a lark just to get publicity, there are about 1 million easier ways to do that. Also, that headline is something one of my editors put on the story. I don’t think she’s trying to save the world, and she’s never said so. I think she’s just trying to be of use, and make some positive change. We really should not have put that headline on this story. It’s inaccurate

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    bdj Says:

    awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm
    RIGHT ON. Very good Post from Chris. Everyone knows Huvane and company flood People Magazine and Blogs with Poor pathetic eternal victim Jen’s every move. This hatchet job by NYT was instigated by people that do not like that AJ is the biggest star in the Universe without PR representation and some greedy agent. More Power to the Jolie.

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    aniston HATES her MOM Says:

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    # 152 lovely @ 11/21/2008 at 8:15 pm OFCOIRSE I CAN SEE THEM TELLING PEOPLE MAGAZINE. PLEASE MAKE ME LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL TRYING TO SAVE THE WORLD. BUT HAS SHE TRIED TO PATCH THINGS UP WITH HER FATHER. HA! AND SHE CALLS HER SELF A ROLE MODEL!!! U NEED TO START FROM HOME BEFORE U CAN CALL UR SELF A HUMANITARIAN!!!!!!!!!!
    ______________________

    Uh, aj’s dad was a deadbeat who abandoned his family and didn’t support them financially. he’s lucky to have gotten as many chances from his son and daughter as he has, especially since he was absentee…and going by reports, it looks like they are giving him another one. He’s lucky they are so compassionate.

    Aniston however, is another story – she has kicked her elderly mother, the only parent who raised her single handedly, out of her life and on the streets with no healthcare – has not even spoken to her in 12 years – forcing her mother to have to seek healthcare from indigent services in Los Angeles, not inviting her to her wedding (the woman never met Brad Pitt), and refers to her as a ‘disease.’

    That is a true cold hearted b*tch of a monster. Some say she’s fabricated a ‘war,’ with mom, just because she’s embarrassed of her face…rumor has it, jen’s mom is a plastic surgery victim like her daughter and that jen was always embarrassed of her.

    I guess you could call Jen Aniston a cold hearted monster who has no business being a mother to anyone – she should NEVER be a mother…let those ovaries dry up all the way, if this is the way she treats the only parent who ever raised her, and provided for her like dog sh*t..or worse than dog sh*t.

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    REPOST Says:

    quiet no more : 09/23/2007 at 10:33 pm

    Why does it bother people so much that Brad and Angelina do chairty work and have their picture taken?

    Isn’t it more important that they are actually doing the philantropic work that they are doing?

    Isn’t it more important that people see what is happening around the world and become encouraged in making a difference?

    I think its absolutely ridiculous to put people down for helping the world become a better place. Which is more than we can say because we sit on our computers reading and arguing working ourselves up into maddening fury about the lives of people whose movies we watch or in the case of non fans don’t watch….if you don’t like how someone lives their lives, thats fine. if you don’t think they are genuine in the reasonings behind the work they do, thats fine also but don’t put them down for trying. it isn’t your place or my place to judge. Afterall we are the ones at our computer not out there flying to Iraq or Africa or Cambodia orVietnam or New Orleans trying to bring awareness. That is the hope at least in what they are doing… and if they get some publicity from it then thats just part of the deal the give and take of life. At least conversation is being started and people are going hmmm maybe theres something I can do….

    the people on this page who are so full of anger are saddening… celebrity gossip should be fun and mindless. Nothing to get so worked up about… It isn’t ourreality it is theres… just everybody breathe and take a moment to reflect on the fact that these people could care less if we think they are doing charity work for the wrong or right reasons or for making decisions in which partners they choose or how they raise their kids. On the larger spectrum of the world we are insignificant in their lives.

    Fans take no offense… I am a fan as well… but as a fan I know that my place is to appreciate their work and that is all. I am the first to admit that I enjoy reading about the things they do in their daily lives or their lives outside of film. Which is why I am on this site reading these stories…. but don’tallow these “haters” to fill you with negative energy. Read the stories and remain fans believe in the good of everyone and hope that the people full of hate sarcasm and anger will find their way to more positive energy and lives…
    END RANT

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    POOR JARED Says:

    I feel sorry for you Jared! :)

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    bdj Says:

    Just Jared is crying all the way to the bank(Just Jared Jr and Sr.)

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    Mrs. Smith Says:

    #157 Award….
    Thanks for posting that wonderful article, saying everything I’d like to say, and then some.
    So glad that Larry Hackett at People is telling his side of this stupid bogus NYT article.

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    spl Says:

    So the Times thinks Angelina told People 1. you will pay me 14 mill for the pics 2 you will not use the word bangelina 3 you will write about my charities 4 you will write nice things about me, brad and my family not only in this issue but in future issues. The Times wants us to think People said yes to all these things. WELL YOU GO GIRL. Forget Hillary we need Angelina as Sec of State.

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    Orchid Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm I agree #36!!

    Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?
    ——-
    What an ignorant and dumb post!

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    lulu Says:

    lovely @ 11/21/2008 at 8:15 pm

    Angie and her father have been in communication, Jon even visited her prior the twin birth, as reported recently by Contact com.

    But what’s the fuss if she’s not talking with her dad , it’s none of our business just like we don’t criticize President elect Obama in not reconciling or talking with Dad till his death bed..

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    lulu Says:

    lovely @ 11/21/2008 at 8:15 pm

    Angie and her father have been in communication, Jon even visited her prior the twin birth, as reported recently by Contact com.

    But what’s the fuss if she’s not talking with her dad , it’s none of our business just like we don’t criticize President elect Obama in not reconciling or talking with Dad till his death bed..

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    Sharon Says:

    so true so true. did you see how phony brad pitt was with his interview with oprah? phony and his stories seem strange. they are strange.

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    bdj Says:

    Poor hens. Still mad at Papa Pitt because he did not mention Jen on Oprah. They are tearing up Oprah’s forum, canceling their O Magazine subscription and will not camp out for the Oprah favorite things show. Sad world when the hens turn on Queen Oprah.

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    STOP! Says:

    People should mind their business and leave Angelina alone.

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    guli Says:

    # 171 Sharon @ 11/21/2008 at 8:41 pm –ok are you kidding me rigth???
    It was one of his best interviews showing how much he loves Angie and their kids…I guess that’s why you are soo pissed off … it is b/c all the fugly has the peeboy and her dogs ROTFLMAO! :lol: Honey..just move on…and your idol has to move on..it has been FOUR fcuking years…you all are looking more hidious, desperate and frrankly scary…like stalkers… just move on…
    JP’s are a loving growing family..and nothing you can try to do is going to change that…poor pathetic thing..I feel for you but I am really hoping you can get help before you are served with a restraining order :)

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    Respect Says:

    Angelina Jolie Most Respected Celebrity Humanitarian Of 2007

    Angelina Jolie has been voted the Most Respected Celebrity Humanitarian of 2007 for her work as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador as well as being praised for her efforts to publicise suffering in Africa.

    An online poll of 606 people, carried out by the Reuters news agency, put the Tomb Raider star ahead of U2 frontman Bono, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

    Peter Walker, director of the Feinstein International Famine Centre at Tufts University, commented: “People aren’t stupid. They can really sense when it’s just an endorsement and when somebody really means it.

    “Someone like Angelina Jolie comes across as having more integrity than some celebrities and a greater sense that she doesn’t just do this for the publicity.”

    “She does this in a very low-key way,” said UNHCR spokesman Peter Kessler.

    “She goes out to see for herself, to get up close and very personal. She doesn’t travel with film crews, and I think that is real testimony to her dedication to the cause.”

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    DECENCY Says:

    awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm

    Wonder when someone will write a story about THAT?? I say no time soon, because most of the entertainment reporters writing for so-called reputable outlets get greased by the PR agents. KNOWN FACT. And another reason for this piece most likely, it’s all about competition – you heard Tilda Swinton last year. She knows what’s up.

    Finally. Come on we need more people in the media to stand up. Does anyone know what Tilda said last year about the media.

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    Respect Says:

    Celebrity etiquette: A humanitarian tour of duty can help save the world

    Gone are the days when attending a benefit ball counted as celebrity charity work. Today’s stars take direct action. Mick Jagger has stumped up the cash for a video shot in a refugee camp for a new single to raise awareness of the situation in Darfur. The song’s by hip-hop duo Mattafix, but the promo features Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon and Kanye West.

    Angelina Jolie is now as famous for her charity work as for her acting. On a recent visit to Iraq, she said: ‘It’s absolutely essential that the ongoing debate about Iraq’s future include plans for addressing the enormous humanitarian consequences these people face.’ More people probably listened than if a politician had made a similar statement.

    It’s not just the A-list that care: James Nesbitt has vowed to visit war-torn areas of Africa annually as a Unicef ambassador. Ross Kemp filmed a report from Afghanistan. Though his most chilling pronouncement was: ‘I still consider myself first and foremost an actor. I want to go back to acting.’ And Jude Law made a BBC documentary to raise awareness about problems in Afghanistan.

    Critics say these humanitarian efforts are self-serving, but no one can deny these celebs have publicised important issues. We do wonder what some of the affected think, though. Madonna recently celebrated Jewish New Year in Israel. She met president Shimon Peres and told him: ‘I am an ambassador for Judaism.’ Cue a collective Jewish shudder.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2007/sep/30/features.magazine17

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    bdj Says:

    DECENCY @ 11/21/2008 at 8:54 pm
    Tilda thanked her PR Manager for getting her the Oscar in her acceptance speech.

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    QQQQ Says:

    Entertainment Weekly magazine:

    The 50 Sexiest Movies Ever!

    3. MR. & MRS. SMITH (2005)

    The power couple as action heroes: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a movie about John and Jane, married assassins who must take each other out with really big guns, which ends up turning them on — on screen and in real life, as it happened.

    Sexiest Moment Angry, aroused, and armed to the teeth, they hit the dance floor to surreptitiously pat each other down. Quips hubby to his touchy-feely wife: ”That’s all John, sweetheart.”

    Via BaFans
    ___________________

    The HAG is not gonna be pleased… LOL!

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    nicole Says:

    Angelina Jolie the most intelligent Human being on the planet !
    Angelina Jolie……. RULES !

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    estelle Says:

    awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    Ahhhhhhhhhh…thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!! WELL SAID AND SO SPOT ON.

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    Respect Says:

    The top 14 international celebrity humanitarians

    The results of Hello! Canada’s exclusive global poll is revealed in the issue hitting newsstands starting today; one big-hearted Canadian make the list

    TORONTO, Oct. 5 /CNW/ – From the first star-studded AIDS fundraising dinner hosted by Elizabeth Taylor to the current humanitarian efforts of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, celebrity philanthropy has gone far beyond the concept of reaching into one’s pocket. This is the age of participation, and with that in mind, Hello! Canada conducted an online poll over a two-month period to find out who Hello! readers – in Canada and all over the world – felt were the most admirable celebrity humanitarians.

    This week, Hello! readers will be given a glimpse into the charity work
    of the 14 stars they voted the most generous, with a 13-page photo spread of these celebs in action.

    The top spot goes to celebrity duo Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who can be credited with humanizing the plight of Africa’s many poor countries.

    Anyone who suggests pop stars can’t change the world need only glance at the record of Bono, in the No. 2 spot, who has been recognized for his work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

    Composer, singer, author and actor Sting takes the No. 3spot for his various contributions to charity, including his dedication to theenvironment.

    Other names on the list include Oprah Winfrey, Bill and Melinda Gates,

    Sir Elton John and, of course, our very own Bryan Adams, who placed No. 11 for his involvement in innumerable charitable organizations. This year, he becamethe first Western artist to perform in Karachi, Pakistan, with a benefit concert to help underprivileged children.

    The complete list of winners can be found in the issue of Hello! magazine hitting newsstands this week.

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    Jill Says:

    Oh wow! Time Inc. vs. The New York Times? Bring it on. I want a ringside seat.

    I would love to see the Times eating crow over this one.

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    Orchid Says:

    52 Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:20 pm

    Our donations to charity remain anonymous because we’re not famous. When very famous people donate, the media finds out and reports it, or these famous donors announce it themselves. That is not a bad thing. Hopefully it encourages more people to donate too.
    As for what she does for the UN refugee agency, it’s part of the job that it gets widely reported, complete with pictures.

    Nobody has said that AJ can do no wrong. You don’t have to praise her. In fact, I don’t understand why you’re even here posting about her since you don’t like her. I can see you expressing your dislike once or twice, and then go away, but you seem obsessed and fascinated by her. You can’t ignore her! :smile: Btw, I don’t drink kool-aid.

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    Orchid Says:

    candy @ 11/21/2008 at 6:22 pm Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm

    I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?
    ——-
    Tell the same thing to Bill Gates!
    ——-
    Great comment!!! Also Warren Buffet and Ted Turner. Of course the idiots only target Angie.

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    NYToutedthemediaho Says:

    Angie claims the only paper she take seriously is the New York Times!!
    bwhahahahaah the delicious irony!

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    sonia Says:

    we love and respect your work Angie, thanks for being a leader and helping people who can’t help themselves. god bless you and your family. you are beautiful inside and out.

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    Shrink Says:

    The New York is a credible newspaper. I can’t see why they would have any investment or reason to purposely try to make Jolie look bad by printing untruths. People Mag is one step above a tabloid and is on the defense because the Times made them look bad. i would say People is being less than candid and self-serving in printing this response.

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    Orchid Says:

    161 bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 8:24 pm awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm

    RIGHT ON. Very good Post from Chris. Everyone knows Huvane and company flood People Magazine and Blogs with Poor pathetic eternal victim Jen’s every move. This hatchet job by NYT was instigated by people that do not like that AJ is the biggest star in the Universe without PR representation and some greedy agent. More Power to the Jolie.
    ——-
    Ditto!

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    NYToutedthemediaho Says:

    Berliner Photo

    Is the New York Times on Team Aniston? It would seem so, judging from this article that examines Angelina Jolie’s crafty ways with the media.

    The story explores how Angie manipulates crucial media moments in order to portray herself more favorably—all without the help of a publicist. This may seem pretty obvious to even the most casual tabloid reader, but we’ll give the Times room to make their case.

    For example, remember when she was a crazy blood-vial-necklace enthusiast who had sex with husband Billy Bob Thornton in the limo on the way to a red carpet event and then told reporters all about it? Well, after she decided she was done with that and the couple divorced, Us asked for an interview. She declined, but reportedly did offer a time and place where she would be hanging out with Maddox in public, so the mag could snap a few pictures of her looking like a single, young mom who was struggling to enjoy some private time with her son.

    Or how about that time she fell in love with Brad Pitt while he was married to Jen?

    Yeah, that was a mess, but it was also the perfect time for Angie to visit Pakistan for a tour of Afghan refugee camps and Brad to visit Kashmir to bring attention to the earthquake victims.

    Angie’s philanthropic adviser Trevor Neilson dismisses any connection between those two events, telling the Times, “People don’t realize the complexity of what Angie is doing. A lot of her charity work is done quietly and not in front of the media.”

    Right on for charity work, but when she is in front of the media, the timing is definitely convenient.

    As far as the baby-picture selling goes, the Jolie-Pitts seem to be very involved in the editorial process. In order to win the privilege of paying $14 million for pictures of the twins this past August, People reportedly had to submit an “editorial plan” for the layout, promise to never use the moniker Brangelina and guarantee positive coverage would be positive forever. Breaking any of these rules is punishable by, er, death?

    Anyone surprised? Yeah, didn’t think so. It’s more surprising the Times cares so much, but they have to keep it fresh over there. In other Team Aniston news, the Daily Beast just came out as a supporter, so once again we’re going to have to give Jen the win this week.

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    cc Says:

    Has the NYT writer of the article met Angelina?

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    bdj Says:

    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/20/poor-needy-pathetic-desperate-jen/

    Poor needy pathetic desperate Jen

    How did Jennifer Aniston, once America’s Sweetheart, morph into America’s Spinster?
    Tags: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston

    Poor needy pathetic desperate Jen

    Vogue editor Anna Wintour knows how to sell magazines, which explains the “What Angelina Did Was Very Uncool” line on the cover of the December issue next to Jennifer Aniston’s face. The quote was lifted from an interview in which the former Friends star was asked about Angelina Jolie’s gushing to the magazine in 2007 about falling in love with Brad Pitt while he was still hitched to her. Playing Aniston’s first public comment about Jolie so boldly was a master stroke destined to generate epic buzz.

    For Aniston, though, the incident ushered in yet another of the “Poor Jen! Duped again!” moments that have dogged her since her 2005 divorce from Pitt. Not only did Vogue exploit Aniston’s tepid smackdown, making her appear obsessed with the siren who stole her husband, it squared the two women off against one another more subtly. Astute fashionistas were quick to note that the cover image of Aniston posed on a beach in a cleavage-displaying, off-the-shoulder, red Narciso Rodriguez gown echoed the cover shot of Jolie in January 2007 in which she rocked a cleavage-displaying, off-the-shoulder, red Bill Blass against a sandy backdrop. Jolie’s cover line, however, was a more triumphant “Why Her Real Life is More Romantic Than Any Movie.” The disparity continued inside: in 2007, Jolie was shown with Pitt and their numerous children; in the current issue, Aniston is pictured with her dog Norman.

    Aniston’s Vogue appearance is part of a publicity blitz for her two new movies, Marley & Me, which opens on Dec. 25, and He’s Just Not That Into You, which arrives in February. Neither role, it’s safe to say, will eclipse the one she currently plays in the cultural imagination—that of the archetypal Wronged Wife subject to an endless loop of “Jen Is Devastated!” “Jen Is Furious!” “Jen Gets Revenge!” bogus theorizing. Since her divorce, America’s Sweetheart has morphed into America’s Spinster. The unmarried, childless Aniston has become the tabloids’ Miss Havisham, portrayed as lonely, needy and locked in the past. The website Dlisted.com recently advertised a US$19.95 “Boyfriend Arm Pillow” thus: “Now, every time the Jennifer Aniston in your life calls you, wanting to whine for hours about how they are so f–king lonely and their cats are even giving them the side-eye, you can simply say, ‘Aniston in my life, go canoodle with the Boyfriend Arm Pillow I got you for Christmas.’ ” Celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com refers to her cruelly as “Maniston.”

    Her alleged tribulations sell big time. “We can’t get enough of her,” says Dina Sansing, entertainment director at US Weekly, where every issue features at least one Aniston photo or story. She’s No. 2 on the “Most Valuable Celebrity Faces” of 2008 list in terms of newsstand sales, according to Forbes. (In a rare case of tabloids imitating life, “Poor Jen!” was knocked off her No. 1 perch this year by Jolie.) Women relate to her, says Sansing, a bond that dates back to 1994 when Aniston entered homes as flaky, likeable Rachel Green. Female fans flocked to copy Aniston’s haircut, known as “The Rachel.” And now they rally to share her pain—as well as a schadenfreude thrill.

    Aniston’s position atop the tabloid pantheon was cemented with her union with Pitt, whom she met Hollywood cute in 1998 through their mutual agent. The merger of America’s Sweetheart and the World’s Sexiest Man in 2000 was a lavish event that featured a 40-person gospel choir and fireworks over the Pacific. They were the king and queen of the Hollywood prom, with matching tans and blond streaks. When they split Aniston was poised for post-Friends career breakout; initially she was the one blamed for being unwilling to “have Brad’s babies,” to employ tabloid lexicon. When Jolie’s involvement became known, Aniston became the object of sympathy, and pity. After all, what chance did the Girl Next Door have against the Girl From the Next Galaxy? The New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane summed up perception of Jolie’s snaring of Pitt: “She took one look at the world’s most widely desired man and scooped him up with no more ado than a Parisian grande dame tucking a chihuahua into her clutch bag.”

    The scandal was likened to Eddie Fisher leaving Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor in the ’60s. But back then there wasn’t a celebrity media complex ready to pounce on Reynolds’ every humiliation, real or imagined. For the wounded Aniston, the salt poured down, beginning with an arty 60-page photo spread in the June 2005 W titled “Domestic Bliss,” in which Pitt and Jolie presided over a band of little blond Brads.

    Aniston shot back with a tearful Vanity Fair interview in which she admitted to being hurt and lonely and denied rumours that she didn’t want children: “That really pissed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will!”

    The trendy L.A. store Kitson capitalized on the conflict, selling “Team Aniston” and “Team Jolie” T-shirts. “Team Aniston” outsold 25-t

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    D. kay Says:

    cc #191

    Not likely, but I’m sure he’s met Huvane.

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    juju Says:

    NYToutedthemediaho @ 11/21/2008 at 9:20 pm
    _______________________________________

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    You know what ironic, the time and effort you waste on someone you don’t even like. Angelina Jolie owns you’re ass!

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    piper, with a low Says:

    # 172 bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 8:49 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Unbelievable!

    I went over to Oprah’s website and some of those b*tches acted like Brad’s sole life purpose was to talk about ___.

    Oprah’s been on for nearly 25 years and it’s like these women don’t know that divorce is a fact of life.

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    bdj Says:

    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/20/poor-needy-pathetic-desperate-jen/

    Vogue editor Anna Wintour knows how to sell magazines, which explains the “What Angelina Did Was Very Uncool” line on the cover of the December issue next to Jennifer Aniston’s face. The quote was lifted from an interview in which the former Friends star was asked about Angelina Jolie’s gushing to the magazine in 2007 about falling in love with Brad Pitt while he was still hitched to her. Playing Aniston’s first public comment about Jolie so boldly was a master stroke destined to generate epic buzz.

    For Aniston, though, the incident ushered in yet another of the “Poor Jen! Duped again!” moments that have dogged her since her 2005 divorce from Pitt. Not only did Vogue exploit Aniston’s tepid smackdown, making her appear obsessed with the siren who stole her husband, it squared the two women off against one another more subtly. Astute fashionistas were quick to note that the cover image of Aniston posed on a beach in a cleavage-displaying, off-the-shoulder, red Narciso Rodriguez gown echoed the cover shot of Jolie in January 2007 in which she rocked a cleavage-displaying, off-the-shoulder, red Bill Blass against a sandy backdrop. Jolie’s cover line, however, was a more triumphant “Why Her Real Life is More Romantic Than Any Movie.” The disparity continued inside: in 2007, Jolie was shown with Pitt and their numerous children; in the current issue, Aniston is pictured with her dog Norman.

    Aniston’s Vogue appearance is part of a publicity blitz for her two new movies, Marley & Me, which opens on Dec. 25, and He’s Just Not That Into You, which arrives in February. Neither role, it’s safe to say, will eclipse the one she currently plays in the cultural imagination—that of the archetypal Wronged Wife subject to an endless loop of “Jen Is Devastated!” “Jen Is Furious!” “Jen Gets Revenge!” bogus theorizing. Since her divorce, America’s Sweetheart has morphed into America’s Spinster. The unmarried, childless Aniston has become the tabloids’ Miss Havisham, portrayed as lonely, needy and locked in the past. The website Dlisted.com recently advertised a US$19.95 “Boyfriend Arm Pillow” thus: “Now, every time the Jennifer Aniston in your life calls you, wanting to whine for hours about how they are so f–king lonely and their cats are even giving them the side-eye, you can simply say, ‘Aniston in my life, go canoodle with the Boyfriend Arm Pillow I got you for Christmas.’ ” Celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com refers to her cruelly as “Maniston.”

    Her alleged tribulations sell big time. “We can’t get enough of her,” says Dina Sansing, entertainment director at US Weekly, where every issue features at least one Aniston photo or story. She’s No. 2 on the “Most Valuable Celebrity Faces” of 2008 list in terms of newsstand sales, according to Forbes. (In a rare case of tabloids imitating life, “Poor Jen!” was knocked off her No. 1 perch this year by Jolie.) Women relate to her, says Sansing, a bond that dates back to 1994 when Aniston entered homes as flaky, likeable Rachel Green. Female fans flocked to copy Aniston’s haircut, known as “The Rachel.” And now they rally to share her pain—as well as a schadenfreude thrill.

    Aniston’s position atop the tabloid pantheon was cemented with her union with Pitt, whom she met Hollywood cute in 1998 through their mutual agent. The merger of America’s Sweetheart and the World’s Sexiest Man in 2000 was a lavish event that featured a 40-person gospel choir and fireworks over the Pacific. They were the king and queen of the Hollywood prom, with matching tans and blond streaks. When they split Aniston was poised for post-Friends career breakout; initially she was the one blamed for being unwilling to “have Brad’s babies,” to employ tabloid lexicon. When Jolie’s involvement became known, Aniston became the object of sympathy, and pity. After all, what chance did the Girl Next Door have against the Girl From the Next Galaxy? The New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane summed up perception of Jolie’s snaring of Pitt: “She took one look at the world’s most widely desired man and scooped him up with no more ado than a Parisian grande dame tucking a chihuahua into her clutch bag.”

    The scandal was likened to Eddie Fisher leaving Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor in the ’60s. But back then there wasn’t a celebrity media complex ready to pounce on Reynolds’ every humiliation, real or imagined. For the wounded Aniston, the salt poured down, beginning with an arty 60-page photo spread in the June 2005 W titled “Domestic Bliss,” in which Pitt and Jolie presided over a band of little blond Brads.

    Aniston shot back with a tearful Vanity Fair interview in which she admitted to being hurt and lonely and denied rumours that she didn’t want children: “That really pissed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will!”

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    juju Says:

    what = what’s

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    just me Says:

    Completely bogus..I agree. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a conspiracy theory behind this. Hint: a lot of people are envious about the Brange; some are haters. They publish something like this which is totally irrelevant..not even news-worthy. People like Brange are treated like public property and they’re not. They, among others(businessment, politician, anyone in the public eye) has every right to control their own images. I think Angie and Brad just wants their private lives to be private and controls what they want the public to know about them and that is ok. They also want to turn things around ..so aside from reading about them..you also gain awareness of the countries/charity work that they’re helping out. I’m just amazed at the hype this article has generated. Remember JA at the Ivy? Wasn’t the papz informed hours before that she was coming? And there’s other millions of instances when other stars have manipulated the media?? Why is it only the Brange that’s relevant to this author? And based on the article…there’s a personnel from People that should be fired for this. The author got an undisclosed source from People? from dozens of people who worked with the Brange? Really? Is he for real? He can’t even make up his mind to admire or hate the Brange? He even had to recount Angie’s past? Wow…this person is really a moron…sorry..not buying it and not changing my opinion about the Brange. I just simply admire them and their works. I’m pretty sure the Brange has done more than this manipulative writer to help people in need.

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    NYToutedthemediaho Says:

    Angelina Jolie said last year that if there’s gossip about her or her family she’s not likely to worry about it unless it’s in the NY Times. The NY Times has a story about Angelina today and it’s not that positive. It’s all about how the 33 year old actress and mother of six uses the press to manipulate her public image. It looks like that same press is starting to buck the trend. Angelina isn’t all that different from other celebrities who employ the same methods to ensure positive coverage, they say, except she does it mostly on her own and doesn’t use a team of PR experts.

    Angelina’s masterful manipulation of her public image all started when she first split up with Billy Bob and arranged for the paparazzi to take photos of her out with Maddox. It continues to this day, with Angelina and Brad dictating the terms to the magazines that buy rights to their family photos. In fact the $14 million deal with People for the twin baby photos is said to have included the stipulation that they never use “Brangelina” again and that they always have glowing reports about the couple ad infinitum. This isn’t Star reporting this either, it’s the NY Times, although they do quote Star’s editor so who knows if they’re adhering to high journalistic standards. It’s all kind of blending together lately.

    Angelina Jolie does a lot of good, but she also takes credit for it and it could be part of her strategy to be seen as a caring mother at this phase of her life. She definitely seems like someone who genuinely cares about other people, but she’s also rather cunning and the press is calling her on it. There’s been a mild backlash against her since she’s been doing so much publicity for her movie and blathering on about her family. People are interested in her and she wants to talk so it’s been working out pretty well for her so far though. As long as she learns to step back a little as she keeps saying she’ll do, the press will come around again.

    While doing research for this story I came across this unintentionally funny quote that Ann Curry wrote about Angelina’s charity work. It seems over the top and like it really doesn’t reflect reality:

    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.

    [From MSNBC]

    How could people admire Angelina if she did give anonymously? As it is, we get press releases from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. They’re doing a lot of good but it’s hardly anonymous.

    Here are photos of Brad and Angelina in Africa with Maddox in April, 2005. It’s said to be a “secret vacation.” If that’s true then how did a photographer get there? Credit: Bauergriffinonline.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 33 fan @ 11/21/2008 at 5:53 pm
    # 34 fan @ 11/21/2008 at 5:54 pm

    http://www.awardsdaily.com/?p=4093#comment-32684

    No offense, whoever you are, but could you at least give ME credit for finding the oringal Awards Daily posts to begin with? I’m the one who posted them on the other thread…and don’t bother to say you got them off the Awards site yourself because there’s an error in the original copying I did and it’s duplicated in post #34!

    Sheesh…credit hogs…can’t keep ‘em, can’t kill ‘em…

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    juju Says:

    you’re = your

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    guli Says:

    NYToutedthemediaho @ 11/21/2008 at 9:20 pm —-well you twit with an IO of 80 or 90 the most..Let’s see if your IQ can comprehend…..It’s that NYT stooped to level of the raggazines to make money off the JP’s. OMG we are talking about NYT….and the as@hole is quoting Bonni Fuller….is he fcuking kidding me????..Oyyy NYT is is quoting Fuller as a legit quote…ROTFLMAO :lol: how pathetheic is that, can they and tabloids and supposed legit media get get more sick….OK, the media ho…who is ******** anyone that gets in her 50 feet radious…is supposed to be handled with kid gloves b/c she is FOURTY and does not want kids but fakes it for 6 .years as if she does…we have all the interviews and videos pathetic liar JEN…

    Soo Jen hens..you are some sick puppies…get a life or pray for X not to be dumped by JM again…oyy how embaressing… well maybe he’ll do it on ET instead of TMZ… :lol:

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    bdj Says:

    piper, with a low @ 11/21/2008 at 9:40 pm
    Of course the hens were on this blog talking about how Brad Pitt was going to throw AJ under the best and talk about whiny X (can’t say Jen to much or you get moderated) for his movie. None of them came back to gloat.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 36 fan @ 11/21/2008 at 5:56 pm

    Oh for fcuk’s sake! This is ridiculous. This is the THIRD POST YOU COPIED WITHOUT CREDITING ME! Go find your own ironic rebuttals to the NYT and stop stealing the ones I found! Nobody likes a credit-stealer!

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    bdj Says:

    under the bus

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    tizzy Says:

    awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    Ignorance is not only bliss, haters count on it.

    So, we are back to that old argument again – what came first? People’s interest in ‘Brangelina,’ or the pictorial of their firstborn? Since I’m a photographer, and know that people were offering me and my brethren a million dollars cash back in the spring of 2005 for a picture of Brad & Angelina together, a full YEAR before Shiloh was a twinkle – I would say the pictorial is a result of the rabid full-on chase we were exacting on the family…….

    —————————————-
    Excellent, intelligent post

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    adora Says:

    Angelina Jolie said last year that if there’s gossip about her or her family she’s not likely to worry about it unless it’s in the NY Times.

    bwhahahahahahahahahahahahahha
    bwhahahahahahahahahahah
    bwhahahhahahaha

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    Reposting Says:

    awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm

    Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    Ignorance is not only bliss, haters count on it.

    So, we are back to that old argument again – what came first? People’s interest in ‘Brangelina,’ or the pictorial of their firstborn? Since I’m a photographer, and know that people were offering me and my brethren a million dollars cash back in the spring of 2005 for a picture of Brad & Angelina together, a full YEAR before Shiloh was a twinkle – I would say the pictorial is a result of the rabid full-on chase we were exacting on the family.

    Have people forgotten the exodus of every major media outlet and pap agency to Lake Como, Italy in 2006 because they thought a wedding was taking place? Or how about the CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, CBS stories and crawls about a New Orleans wedding less than 8 months ago?

    So again, I’m sorry — if I’m Angelina Jolie what are my choices again?

    1) I can be chased down in the street for the elusive first photographs of my child which will endanger my family and fatten the photographer and that of American Media Inc (tabloid behomoth) OR…

    2) I can arrange a pictorial in a benign reputable weekly like People, get paid 14 million and distribute it to people around the world in need – it may even actually SAVE LIVES.

    Hmmmm…decisions, decisions. Well, since I have a BRAIN. I’m going the Angelina Saves Lives route.

    Let’s examine the Halle Berry route. Halle decides not to publish any pictorials, stating her daughter will “not be a public figure.” The papz laugh in her face. Halle’s home and property get invaded by papz trying to take pics of her infant daughter. Halle then decides to give them what they want and go to the zoo and the park and let the papz have at. Well, the next week, the pictures come out and the tabloid papz and tabloid publishing companies make their millions on the backs of her and her child.

    I saw the many pics & stories about baby Nalah in People, US, STAR and the Bauer Publications – they ran them a good month. What does Halle get in return? well…NOTHING.

    Not even a promise to not do it again, because OF COURSE, the papz will be out tomorrow and the next day and the next – annoying Halle and her child once again.

    You can kind of view it like this:

    Halle = O

    American Media Inc & Bauer Publishing (In Touch, Life & Style) STAR, Natnl Enquirer, US Magazine, People magazine = 20-30 MILLION

    Via Angelina Jolie & the Jolie Pitt Foundation: Drs Without Borders, US Military Children’s Foundation, UNHCR, AIDS & Malaria Foundations in SE Asia and Ethiopia, Millenium Project, KIND (Nationwide Network of Lawyers Assisting Minor Refugee Children) = 10 MILLION

    Oh, and the PR Agencies/Agents that take 15% of whatever Angelina Jolie makes = ZERO. Because Angelina has NO agent, NO CAA, NO ICM, NO PK. Just her. That’s 15% back in her pocket, or rather to whatever charitable noble foundation she desires to give it to.

    Yes, and now you see why you’re getting these strategically timed and placed articles – it’s very clear why Angelina Jolie must be punished.

    Wonder when someone will write a story about THAT?? I say no time soon, because most of the entertainment reporters writing for so-called reputable outlets get greased by the PR agents. KNOWN FACT. And another reason for this piece most likely, it’s all about competition – you heard Tilda Swinton last year. She knows what’s up.

    Good for People Mag for standing up. They know where all the bodies are buried. I’m sure the People editor was fit to be tied, here he gets raked over the coals for publishing a 6 year old story about Angelina’s Cambodian son, and the orphanage he was in, and the poverty in that country….

    …and he knows just last WEEK he’s taking calls from CAA & PR power mogul Huvane asking him to publish Jen & John at the Sunset Towers, and to please write how loving they seemed. Or worse yet, he’s being asked to run a piece on how Jen’s 4th nose job isn’t really cosmetic, it’s all about her deviated septum.

    Yet he takes it in the gut, for publishing skyrocketing HIV infection rates in Ethiopia, along with Angelina’s pictures of her daughter Zahara?

    Wake up Hollywood. Though you may claim, this page is turning into Perez Hilton, most people would say, that happened a long time ago. It’s true, very seldom do you get an Oscar winning actress who is topping both the tabloids as well as the critically acclaimed list. The last person may have been Julia Roberts, but when she was peaking, the media wasn’t as incestuous as it is now. You didn’t have papers of note, quoting tabloid editors known for their lies. You can choose to view Jolie and her level of fame as an anamoly and something you don’t need to deal with – but the same problems will exist whether you discuss her or not — and that is, at the end of the day, what truly makes this a story to pay attention to, is that she, one of the biggest stars in the world, is NOT OWNED by the Death Star.

    She’s powerful, all by her little self. In my book, that’s a reason to be admired, not exposed or cut down.

    Hence why she’s on page 1 of the NYT. “Scary Smart,” indeed.

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    bdj Says:

    When the NYT sinks to the level of a Rag, then there is not too much left to worry about. A rag is a rag.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 79 African Girl @ 11/21/2008 at 6:44 pm

    ALL HAIL THE POWER OF THE JOLIE!!!

    Rotflmao! I looooooooooooooooves it!!!!!

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    AG -

    It’s like I posted on another site this morning – the media is just pissed that Angie is better at their job than THEY are. These are people who went to college for 4 years to learn the ins and outs of the biz…and along comes the upstart who graduated high school at 16, lived a while youth and was candid about it, grew up and decided to put an end to the one-way relationship she had with the media. The media hates it that Angie plays their game better than they do. For years she just did interviews to promote her movies, and as she said, she had no real purpose in life. But once she found a purpose she realized she could use the media’s (and the public’s) interest in her to achieve the greater goal of highlighting humanitarian issues. What’s ironic is that the media was perfectly happy to use her without regard for her personally…but when she turns the tables on them, THEN suddenly it’s a problem! They’re just jealous little b#tches who want to take their ball back now that they’re losing the game.

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    voe Says:

    Incredible! Every one wants a piece of the money Angelina Jolie generates now. She is not done, au contraire! She has just been made bigger, more famous, more powerful

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    heaven Says:

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

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    bdj Says:

    NYToutedthemediaho @ 11/21/2008 at 9:54 pm
    Your one troll mission is too funny. You clearly are not hurting AJ or the fans. worst have been written about AJ and she is still standing. Stating that she is smart and master of her career and image is a walk in the park.

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    Ace tomato Says:

    The New York Times isn’t fit to wipe anyone’s a**.

    Come to think of it, that would be redundant.

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    gena Says:

    Angelina is a wonderful person who cares deeply for others who are less fortunate. She is just trying to live her life and raise her family. It is not right that she is being attacked during the the time when award season is about to start.
    All should look at the good that she does. She is an talented actress. I really don’t care the the stuff that NYT is writing. It does not change my opinion about her at all.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 85 African Girl @ 11/21/2008 at 7:01 pm

    Ted is an idiot, How can he say someone is finally listenting to his calling AJ out for something he also says other celebrities do?

    What sense does that make???!!

    ++++++++++++++++

    Ted is worse than an idiot – HE’S A JEALOUS IDIOT. I put 100% of Ted’s dislike of Angie down to the fact that she’s smarter than him and beats him at his own game. Brad had him barred from all the O13 PR events last year…but he, like X, is STILL kissing Brad’s ass. He constantly says things like “Brad’s a sweetie”. Yeah, he’s ANGIE’S “sweetie”…and therein lies the problem! Ted and X both need to get over it already!

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    :) Says:

    NYToutedthemediaho

    Whose interview or pictures would People, Time mag, NY Times or any of those sites you posted from preferred to have today, tomorrow or 10 years from now. Aniston or Jolie

    If you and these hypocrites writing these articles are truthful it would be Jolie. Aniston’s Vogue mag raced through the internet because of her remark from Jolie. Very few cared what she said to the new york times. But people want to read,see and post anything having to do with Angelina.

    Today the new york times just made Angelina more powerful. Thanks for clicking on Angelina name on all these sites. It just tells the owners of the sites to write more about her.

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    guli Says:

    # 203 Passing Through @ 11/21/2008 at 9:46 pm —
    Hey I know some JJ fans got on my case re giving credit about two years ago b/c I wanted someone to give credit where it was due …But that long ago….I really think it is the right thing to do …B/C someone takse the time to search for it or like you did last night scanned it for all of us and bdj hunts all those articles…it is JMHO necessary to give credit….

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    bdj Says:

    Whoa the hen is having a meltdown. Too funny.

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    voe Says:

    #214

    If you didn’t put up with a cheating husband to stay married, why the hell are you here whining about his cheating years after the divorce?

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    Vogue Payback Says:

    http://msn.jolienyt.com/html
    November 21st, 2008 at 8:58 pm 28

    The latest NYT missive regarding Angelina’s media prowess, is definitely a hit. It’s payback and deflection regarding Jennifer Aniston’s Vogue interview which used Angelina’s name to kick up sales and interest in her doggie rom-com this month. That was a fail in every way imaginable, as Aniston was ridiculed for not only using Jolie, but the whole world was screaming, ‘Move On,’ and calling her a whiny, weak lame.

    It didn’t help that Brad Pitt followed Aniston’s Oprah appearance in which she again talks ‘Brangelina,’ and didn’t say word one about Aniston. Double fail. So this nyt piece on Jolie, is in response to that whole brouhaha – it is a CAA, Huvane hit for Aniston their coddled TV cash cow & puppet. The Deathstar (aka CAA) VS Jolie.

    They got to the ‘new’ LA based entertainment reporter and requested a hit on Jolie. Nice. Jolie may be smart, but they have the connections to really do her in if they want. Why would they want to? 15% of the Aniston millions. You can’t have Jen flame out because of a bad Wintour decision, so you get some NYT piece that digs up all Jolie’s old People mags featuring her kids. Odd, sure.

    Notice how anytime Aniston and Huvane make a misstep (that has nothing to do with Jolie) we’ll usually see a Jolie smear immediately follow in the mainstream press.

    Deflection, deflection, deflection.

    The Deathstar is very close to facing a major defection.

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    anustin Says:

    new york tyms!ppprrrtttttt!

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 93 Natascha @ 11/21/2008 at 7:09 pm

    juju @ 11/21/2008 at 7:03 pm anonymous @ 11/21/2008 at 6:57 pm
    ________________________________

    Ted C?? Man, you really are desperate aren’t you?

    People mag?? So are you losers!!

    +++++++++++++++++

    ROTFLMAO. I’m a celeb in need of publicity…who would I rather have at my back -

    - People magazine – subsidiary of Time, Inc., weekly circulation of 3.9MIL, known ass kissers but harmless, website that gets over 6MIL unique hits per day

    - Ted C – piddly paid gossip columnist/blogger, fired former editor of a movie magazine, demoted former tv show reporter, cranky self-proclaimed “fagola” who can’t be trusted with your dog, let alone your reputation, website housed as part of a much larger site for a cable tv station, daily unique hits of about 27 trolls…

    Hmmmmm….decisions, decisions, decisions…

    Okay…call me silly…BUT…I’m going with the Peeps mag…

    Stupid trolls…

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    dina #1 Says:

    Good evening to all BAMPZSKV fans. Just got home and what do I see People bytch slapping some really ugly person trying to make his bones by using Angie. Isn’t it just so wonderful how the truth always comes out. Peace

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    anonymous Says:

    Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:10 pm I agree #36!! Angelina is nothing but a media ***** and if she really cared about ending the wold’s poverty, then she would give all of her money to the poor, quit acting, and free us from her ridiculous pseudoconcern for the fate of humanity. Why doesn’t she take some of the money she spends getting collagen stuffed into her lips and buy herself another 3rd world baby?

    #####

    Okay, this post goes into the Dumbest Post Hall of Fame.

    Final analysis: Mush for brains LOL

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    New People Subscriber Says:

    I’m subscribing to People Mag today. :-D

    I say all of us do the same, that can – and make sure you let them know why.

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    Jill Says:

    Shrink @ 11/21/2008 at 9:28 pm
    The New York is a credible newspaper. I can’t see why they would have any investment or reason to purposely try to make Jolie look bad by printing untruths.
    ********************************************************************************************

    Don’t kid yourself. They printed a viciously snarky article about Jolie right after her mother did and ate shít for days when their readers reacted.

    Not to mention the whole Jason Blair debacle. He almost destroyed the credibility of the newspaper. It took them months to recover from that one. Google it for details.

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    Jill Says:

    Ooops… that should read right after her mother died.

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    groundcontrol Says:

    yoki @ 11/21/2008 at 6:21 pm # 46 whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm People please. Do you honestly think a leopard can change it’s stripes?

    where do u come from? where i am leopards have spots. tigers have stripes. zebras have stripes. giraffes have spots. bumble bees have stripes. ladybugs have spots

    ############

    LOL!! Thank you, Yoki, for that.

    Whatevernitwit is hilarious. She’ll be flailing around all night.

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    guli Says:

    Goodnight JP fans…many thanks for the links and great posts… Chat with you all tomorrow :-)

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    diane Says:

    NYT needs to sell their newspaper….and who they turn to MS Angelina Jolie!!! And now they got soo much attention because of it…Ignore NYT!! They need Angelina Jolie!! I hope Angie won’t give them any interview. Or probably Angie turn them down!!!! NYT are desperate.

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitt!

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 133 Keep an Eye out for Deceivers @ 11/21/2008 at 7:53 pm

    Boy, are you reaching. Name me one celebrity/millionaire who doesn’t get “something”/some kind of return out of their philanthropy. Good luck with that one. However, here’s the difference. What YOU see as their reward may not be the reward THEY see. Angelina gets more personal satisfaction in helping refugess than she gets from being on the cover of people or having the NY Times digging into her business or fans fawning over her. She gets satisfaction in teaching her children to give to others and be generous and thoughtful individuals. These are the EXACT same things that Bill Gates, Bono, etc., get out of their philanthropy work. The fact that all YOU can see is the material gain, is your problem, not Angie’s. She’s in Germany with her family right now living her life. You, on the other hand, are sitting here on a celeb blog btiching about her. Ironic, ain’t it?

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 136 thelookoflove1365 @ 11/21/2008 at 8:00 pm

    So Ted Casa bakla still thinks he’s in the know? A mutual friend relayed to him? Bahahahah! It’s nice of him to scour blogs and internets, read ragazines and then write about it as if he talked to some one with the real insider knowledge. Ted is prolly the one with drug problems, based on these stories/fictions he keep on writing.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    I’m glad I’m not the only one who got a chuckle out of Ted C saying “a mutual friend”. Ted doesn’t have “friends”. He has people he uses as sources. That’s NOT friendship. That’s USERY. Someone needs to explain the diff to Ted!

    Seriously though – the very idea that Ted would have a common friend with Brad and Angie slays me. What person in their right minds is “friends” with a gossip columnist? Sooner or later that person is going to use info you asked him not to and your ass is going to be in hot water. Ted doesn’t have any “friends”!

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 139 DECENCY @ 11/21/2008 at 8:03 pm

    See how low the NY Times has gone, Ted C thinks his work is equal to what they write

    ++++++++++++++++

    Oh snap! You’re dead on. Oh how the mighty have fallen. If I’m the NYT reporter I’d be saying, “Fcuk! Now Ted C thinks I’m as low as he is!” An endorsement from Ted is NOT anything to write home about…

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    cnn Says:

    They treat Angelina like she’s Hilary Clinton.

    She’s powerful for sure, but what are they so afraid of – an enemy that travels the world calling attention to atrocities and helping to svae lives?

    Angelina Jolie’s example says that you can be the most famous woman alive, and rule all media and get an Oscar nomination all while having NO PR representation, then the reason for this nyt piece becomes OBVIOUS:

    Ruin her charitable efforts, revise history and make sure she doesn’t get a nod.

    The purpose of this article is for people to see Jolie as this super smart media mastermind, and they want people to know, that while Jolie may be capable of doing it, the average person she is not (hence the “scary smart” type language).

    It’s the PR agency message to other new and existing talent in Hollywood, you DO need us…you won’t get the press you need, nor will you get the award noms either, if you follow Jolie’s example.

    It’s a threat. A warning.

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    whateverangie Says:

    groundcontrol @ 11/21/2008 at 10:15 pm

    yoki @ 11/21/2008 at 6:21 pm # 46 whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 6:13 pm People please. Do you honestly think a leopard can change it’s stripes?

    where do u come from? where i am leopards have spots. tigers have stripes. zebras have stripes. giraffes have spots. bumble bees have stripes. ladybugs have spots

    ############

    LOL!! Thank you, Yoki, for that.

    Whatevernitwit is hilarious. She’ll be flailing around all night.

    ______________________________________________

    I admit I said stripes instead of spots. I’m not flailing by the way. We honest people can admit when we are wrong but can Angie? You people are insane. You are so happy to just sit around waiting on her to adopt/have another child. Does she attend to all these children? No… She has nannies to do it. Why would you adopt/have more unless it is a media ploy. Please people grow up. She crazes attention and people like yourself are more than willing to give it to her.

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    diane Says:

    jared just post another article from NYT about Aniston!!! oh oh oh..tsk tsk tsk…they are trying to sabotage Angie!!!
    I rather post here than post on that article. NYT times are desperate and losers. They are going down together with aniston.

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    You and me Says:

    No one is shocked or surprised. Everyone in the business, yes even bloggers know that stars manipulate the media all of them do it.
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    The calling out of angelina only says one thing: CAA
    Why only angelina is attacked and Brad gets a free pass when we all know he does the same thing?
    One more time CAA

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    bdj Says:

    It’s the simple mistakes troll that show that you are ranting just to rant. Facts help in making an case.

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    bdj Says:

    a case.

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    juju Says:

    whateverangie @ 11/21/2008 at 10:32 pm
    _____________________________________

    You know what you need to “grow”? A brain. My god, you people are stupid.

    If Angelina wanted “atention” she didn’t need to put her life in danger or adopt kids. She just needed to do as all other actress do and go to parties, fashions shows, hollidays… and kiss all HW people and media asses.

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    You and me Says:

    Ted Casablanca “source” is George Clooney and Jules Asner but clooney knows nada about angelina.
    Ted has no real sources. There was a time, long long ago when Ted was a power house in the gossip world like Perez is now.

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    WASHINGTON POST ROCKS! Says:

    WASHINGTON POST is my fave @ 11/21/2008 at 10:25 pm

    JOLIE is TEAM WASHINGTON POST!
    JOLIE is TEAM WASHINGTON POST!
    JOLIE is TEAM WASHINGTON POST!

    She writes for the WASHINGTON POST every now and then.

    I will subscribe to People mag and Washington Post.

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    lulu Says:

    cnn @ 11/21/2008 at 10:31 pm They treat Angelina like she’s Hilary Clinton.

    She’s powerful for sure, but what are they so afraid of – an enemy that travels the world calling attention to atrocities and helping to svae lives?

    Angelina Jolie’s example says that you can be the most famous woman alive, and rule all media and get an Oscar nomination all while having NO PR representation, then the reason for this nyt piece becomes OBVIOUS:

    Ruin her charitable efforts, revise history and make sure she doesn’t get a nod.

    The purpose of this article is for people to see Jolie as this super smart media mastermind, and they want people to know, that while Jolie may be capable of doing it, the average person she is not (hence the “scary smart” type language).

    It’s the PR agency message to other new and existing talent in Hollywood, you DO need us…you won’t get the press you need, nor will you get the award noms either, if you follow Jolie’s example.

    It’s a threat. A warning.

    ————————

    EXACTLY !!!! I hope Angie get a Oscar nom this year. which she probably getting a big chance , that ‘s why the PR agency are nervous and start this smear campaign. by bribing some of this wannabe journalist. Media are becoming like a Mafia org. so don’t believed every thing they write. when come to certain topic, they are so objective and bias, and they do play a big part in the down fall of the great USA.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 157 awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm

    Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    +++++++++++++++

    BRAVO! And A-effin’-MEN! I don’t know who this Chris Good is, but good for him. ITA 110% on so many levels…starting with Halle Berry’s naivete and yes, stupidity! I said earlier this morning and I’ll say it again – Go on Angie (and Brad) with your bad ass self! This NYT article was like punishment for making the media work FOR her.

    In the past celebs have had to bend over and let the media have their way with them and THEN they MIGHT get a positive story. But in this case it’s simple economics – supply and demand. Angie’s got the Golden Uterus. She’s being stalked and hunted all over the earth…so why shoudn’t she and Brad and their humanitarian work benefit from the interest in them? It really pisses me off that someone like JLo can sell ther baby pix for $5MIL…and nobody is asking, “Where’d the money go?” But Angie? It’s, “They SAID the money was going to their foundation…” Where’s an article on JLo pocketing millions off the fruits of her uterus and her hubby still owing as many millions in back taxes? Oh yeah, JLo is 5 years ago’s news, so the media doesn’t give a shite. Only Angie matters…and for that reason she MUST be punished. Or so says the media.

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    Orchid Says:

    208 voe @ 11/21/2008 at 9:56 pm

    Incredible! Every one wants a piece of the money Angelina Jolie generates now. She is not done, au contraire! She has just been made bigger, more famous, more powerful.
    ——-
    So true, and she does it all without a publicist.

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    whateverangie Says:

    Goodnight people. It was good debating with you. Team Aniston, Team Angelina! It is good to know we live in a country where we have freedom of speech. Love you all including Angelina. Keep up the good work Angie.

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    anustin Says:

    yeah miss dina…truth always comes out!

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 179 QQQQ @ 11/21/2008 at 8:59 pm

    Entertainment Weekly magazine:

    The 50 Sexiest Movies Ever!

    3. MR. & MRS. SMITH (2005)

    The power couple as action heroes: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a movie about John and Jane, married assassins who must take each other out with really big guns, which ends up turning them on — on screen and in real life, as it happened.

    Sexiest Moment Angry, aroused, and armed to the teeth, they hit the dance floor to surreptitiously pat each other down. Quips hubby to his touchy-feely wife: ”That’s all John, sweetheart.”

    Via BaFans
    ___________________

    The HAG is not gonna be pleased… LOL!

    +++++++++++++++++++

    BBBWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    No, 4Q…this one will be okay…cuz Angie didn’t say it herself. It’s only when Angie talks about Brad & M&MS that X has a problem with it. Waaa waaa weeeee…

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    NYT are in FINANCIAL MESS! Says:

    New York Times 2Q profit drops 82 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) – New York Times Co. says its second-quarter earnings fell 82 percent from the year-ago quarter boosted by a one-time gain. Meanwhile, print advertising revenue continued to shrink.

    The New York-based newspaper publisher says its quarterly net income dropped to $21.1 million, or 15 cents per share, which included 11 cents per share in buyout costs.

    Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected income of 22 cents per share in the latest quarter. Analyst estimates typically exclude special items.

    Revenue dropped 6 percent to $741.9 million, missing the average Wall Street estimate for $754 million. Ad revenue slipped down 11 percent, hurt mostly by fewer classified ads.

    Chief Executive Janet Robinson says business was hurt by the “U.S. economic slowdown and secular forces playing out across the media industry.”

    Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.

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    NYT are in FINANCIAL MESS! Says:

    New York Times profits down 51%
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    The New York Times company’s third-quarter profits were down by 51% on the same period last year, falling from $13.4m to $6.53m (£7.23/3.52). Revenue dropped 9%, with advertising sales falling 16%, much steeper than the 11% reduction in the first six months of the year.

    Online revenue grew by only 6.7%, much lower than the 12% average growth rate in the previous six months. Meanwhile, the company announced that its debt now stands at about $1.1bn (£590m). It ain’t a pretty picture. (Via Washington Times/AP)

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    lulu Says:

    The vulture media are looking for another prey. it used to be Madonna,then Britney, now it’s Angelina.

    while for politician, we had Hiliary Clinton and Sarah Palin. though, I don’t agree with Palin agenda but , gosh , the way the media treated her was just too much , too harsh and bias.

    Thanks god , Angie had Brad , her 6 little angels , James, dear and close friends always at her side supporting and giving her strenght. If this constant microscrutinize of her words or action, regular harassment of press and razzie did not let her fall, she will survived !!!

    Go Angie, Viva Angie !

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    Vee Says:

    Just logged on–so, I hope other JP fans are here–Hello! It’s about time People stood up for both Anglelina, Brad, and integrity. Nice story!

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    NYT are in FINANCIAL MESS! Says:

    NYTimes profits slide; S & P downgrades credit rating

    The New York Times Co. reported a steep drop in third-quarter profits on Thursday, the latest gloomy earnings report in an industry battered by online competition and falling print advertising revenue.

    The New York Times Co. said net profit fell by 51.4 percent in the third quarter to 6.5 million dollars, or five cents per share, from 13.4 million dollars, or nine cents per share, in the same period a year ago.

    The company, which owns About.com, The Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune and 16 other daily newspapers besides the flagship The New York Times, said overall advertising revenue fell by 14.4 percent during the quarter.

    Shortly after the release of its results, Standard & Poors said it was lowering the Times’s credit rating to “BB-,” or junk status, while Moody’s Investors Service said it was placing it on review for possible downgrade.

    Moody’s changed the rating outlook for the company to negative from stable in July. A further downgrade would reduce it to junk status. Both companies said the moves were based on the uncertain outlook for newspaper advertising.

    Print advertising revenue has been declining at newspapers across the United States as circulation drops, more readers go online for their news and advertisers shift their dollars to the Internet.

    The New York Times’s share price rose slightly on Wall Street on Thursday, gaining 0.19 percent to close at 10.70 dollars, but was down 3.74 percent to 10.30 dollars in after-hours trading.

    The Times said print advertising revenue fell by 18.5 percent in the third quarter while online revenue from NYTimes.com and other websites rose by 2.5 percent.

    “The decline in print advertising revenues this quarter accelerated as the economy slowed,” New York Times chief executive Janet Robinson said in a statement.

    While print advertising revenue fell, online advertising revenue grew by 10.2 percent in the quarter to 74.4 million dollars, The New York Times said, and now accounts for 12.4 percent of revenue, up from 10.6 percent in the third quarter of 2007.

    It said total revenue fell 8.9 percent in the quarter to 687 million dollars from 754.4 million in the same quarter last year.

    Circulation revenue rose by one percent due to an increase in home-delivery and newsstand prices for the paper.

    The company said it managed to reduce operating costs by 6.8 percent during the quarter and “given the adverse economic conditions, we will continue our strict cost discipline.”

    The New York Times also indicated in its statement that it may cut its dividend. “Our board of directors plans to review our dividend policy before the end of this year to determine what is most prudent in light of the overall market conditions,” said Robinson.

    It also said it was looking at writing down the value of assets in its New England Media Group, which includes the Boston Globe, by 100 million dollars to 150 million dollars.

    Copyright AFP 2008

    ===========================

    Desperate NEW YORK TIMES needs those hits desperately!

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 215 guli @ 11/21/2008 at 10:01 pm

    # 203 Passing Through @ 11/21/2008 at 9:46 pm —
    Hey I know some JJ fans got on my case re giving credit about two years ago b/c I wanted someone to give credit where it was due …But that long ago….I really think it is the right thing to do …B/C someone takse the time to search for it or like you did last night scanned it for all of us and bdj hunts all those articles…it is JMHO necessary to give credit….

    ++++++++++++++++

    It really irked me tonight because I came across the Awards Daily posts by accident! LOL. I wasn’t even looking for stuff on that NYT article. I was looking to see if either of them had gone to the CCOBB screening last night. Turns out it had to be cancelled and rescheduled for tomorrow night. So I just happened to stumble across those posts…and took the time to copy and paste them to show that not everyone in the biz is blinded by what the NYT did. It’s not just Angie, it’s EVERYONE, but the media has it out for Angie because she’s doing it on her own terms.

    Anyway…a little credit where cred it due, folks. Kindly remember that in the future…thanks…

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    Orchid Says:

    72 Andrómeda @ 11/21/2008 at 6:38 pm Of course the NYT article was a lie.

    Plus Angelina is one of the actresses who is more critize in magazines, they write lies about her every week in order to sell…
    So i don´t understand why they are saying she is manipulative…
    ——-
    AJ is smart! I see nothing wrong with being manipulative. Don’t we all say and do things every day to get what we want? We manipulate people. I do it all the time to get what I want. I find men easier to manipulate than women.

    manipulate = cleverly handle, control, manoeuvre or influence. Nothing wrong with that, imo. As long as you don’t go too far. :lol:

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    You and me Says:

    The vulture media are looking for another prey. it used to be Madonna,then Britney, now it’s Angelina.

    while for politician, we had Hiliary Clinton and Sarah Palin. though, I don’t agree with Palin agenda but , gosh , the way the media treated her was just too much , too harsh and bias.

    Thanks god , Angie had Brad , her 6 little angels , James, dear and close friends always at her side supporting and giving her strenght. If this constant microscrutinize of her words or action, regular harassment of press and razzie did not let her fall, she will survived !!!

    Go Angie, Viva Angie !
    ______________________________
    The media hates powerfull women, the don’t have issues with men just with the ones with v a g i n a s :)

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 232 cnn @ 11/21/2008 at 10:31 pm

    They treat Angelina like she’s Hilary Clinton.

    ++++++++++++++++

    I’ve said for years that there are 4 women who can divide a room in half like nobody’s busines – Angie, Madge, Hillary and Okra. They’re people you either love or hate – not a lot of middle ground for any of them.

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    Vee Says:

    As most of you know, sometimes the NYTimes is WRONG–as in their problems a few years ago with editors:

    NEW YORK (CNN) — The New York Times Thursday announced the resignations of its two top editors — the latest bombshell in a journalistic melodrama since a rising star reporter was forced to resign for plagiarism.

    Executive Editor Howell Raines and Managing Editor Gerald Boyd had been particularly criticized for their roles in the scandal surrounding the reporting of 27-year-old Jayson Blair, who quit the paper May 1.

    Blair resigned after a Texas newspaper questioned whether he had plagiarized a story about the family of missing U.S. soldier Jessica Lynch. The Times ran a multipage self-examination of how the reporter managed to stay on staff after multiple errors and editors’ suspicions that his reporting was fraudulent.

    In a news release, the newspaper said Joseph Lelyveld, 66, former executive editor of The Times, has been named interim executive editor, assuming the jobs of both men.

    Raines, 60, led the paper to seven Pulitzer Prizes last year — several for the Times’ comprehensive coverage of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

    Neither he nor Boyd, 52, would comment on their resignations.
    ____

    Not only this time was the NY Times wrong, but a simple obituary for VERY famous Orson Welles, taled about his only SON Christopher, who actually happpened to be his DUAGHTER, Christopher.

    It happens, fans– I had an aunt named “Cllifford,” for my grandmother’s favorite brother. The NY Times is not the “be all and end all” to news.

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 247 NYT are in FINANCIAL MESS! @ 11/21/2008 at 10:58 pm

    New York Times 2Q profit drops 82 percent

    ++++++++++++++++++

    LOL…and along comes an article on Angie…POSTED IN THE BUSINESS SECTION, NO LESS…

    Coinkydink? Seems less likely the longer the day goes on…

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    anustin Says:

    always punished the good looking………ugly bit.ch! nah! nothing lift.

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    ebmo Says:

    # 52 Um… @ 11/21/2008 at 6:20 pm bdj @ 11/21/2008 at 6:15 pm:
    Yeah bdj, I do my part but unlike Angelina, I do it anonymously and from my heart, not outwardly and for my pocket. I’m not whining about anything, I just pity all of you Brangelina kool-aid drinkers who believe she can do no wrong. She does a lot of wrong, look into it and stop praising her already.
    ++++++++++++++
    I pity anyone like you who convinces themselves that not only do they know the facts about someone elses personal life, but also has that “oh so sanctimonious” ability to pass judgement on everyone else.

    Keep focusing on the perceived faults of others, that will distract you from having to look in the mirror and seeing the smug, spiteful, self-righteous beyotch staring back at you

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    Vee Says:

    Oops, I meant “talked,” “DAUGHTER,” and “Clifford.” Can’t blame these mistakes on anyone but myself. :-(

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    anustin Says:

    yeah…..she manage to manipulate brads ballz, giving him 6 kittens and 2 dogz .so hard to manipulate when ur ugly……unless u got huvane.

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    Can someone tell me please Says:

    Where is this picture from (the one Jared has up)????

    Is it from a recent interview? If so, can someone post the link to the interview please?

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    neer Says:

    I am glad we don’t have NYT here in the Philippines (for obvious reasons). NYT is a disgrace to New York for the simple reason that a publication carrying the name of the state is featuring “tabloidish” kind of journalism.

    Economy must really hard and it affected NYT income, thus it resorted to evil means even by besmirching Angie’s reputation. It resorted to unverified sources and false stories just to create a negative image of the most popular woman in the world. NYT knew that anything written about Angie spells money. So it allowed some writer with apparent hidden agenda to write imaginary feature on Angie. What NYT miscalculated is the backlash this it might have caused. Now, this is being discussed all over the internet, blogs or what have you, and NYT motive is being questioned. NYT miscalculated that Angie is not just an ordinary celebrity /person but admired by well-respected VIPs, dignitaries, intelligent people etc. They underestimated Angie’s kindness, popularity, influence in the whole world. Some people may not like Angie but they don’t easily believe what NYT writes just because it is NYT. NYT is now a suspect for their subsequent articles. They will be scrutinized by readers. I won’t be even surprised if a number of readers will stop or withdraw their NYT subscriptions because of this.

    People Mag’s response to NYT bogus article becomes interesting. It will turn to People (or other reputable publications) vs. NYT (and other tabloids). Jealousy on the part of NYT is what I think is behind all of this. It is a fact that People is making a lot of money and NYT is definitely is not very happy. So what better way to counter this is by attacking the very person (Angie) who they think is the major reason why People’s circulation is high. NYT is obviously threatened by People’s reputation & popularity.

    Once again, this is an instance of ongoing battle between Good & Evil. NYT chose the dark road by judging a person’s motive of doing good deeds, by trying to undermine humanitarian work of Angie. I know, Angie will still survive this because her heart is pure & she’s on the good side. She will still continue her advocacy no matter what the cynics say.

    NYT CAN’T JUST PUT A GOOD PERSON DOWN….. not with Angie, who has found her meaning purpose in life.

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    Sammy Says:

    I believe the New York Times. There was also a article in a over-seas
    paper last week that they were investigating charties. They have
    been given 18 Million or more for pictures, also she is suppose to give 1/3 of her wages. Yet they published that they donated the amount shown by the Times in 2006 which is well below the
    amount they earned. Is it shown on paper anywhere that he really
    donated the money $5 million to New Orleans or is it the people
    that have donated to his fund that are paying for it?

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Holy sheeeeeit.

    This pic of maniston made me gag….

    http://cdn.buzznet.com/media-cdn/jj1/headlines/2008/11/jennifer-aniston-nintendo-wii.jpg

    Brad must give thanks every day.

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    Sammy Says:

    Before you blindly say the New York Times is lying and printed a
    false story, maybe you better wait and see what comes out of it.
    If it isn’t true don’t you think they will be sued. I do. If Brad and
    Angelina have really donated all that they say they then if shouldn’t
    be hard for them to show their taxes returns and records showing
    it. Remember Cambodia was saying that they didn’t get the money
    that was pledge to them. I would be willing to bet that they aren’t
    going to do anything but keep still.

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    Ami Says:

    So the NY Times is turning into a tabloid?
    Glad that People speaks up.
    There are so many sad people in this world who think nothing but the worst in people. I appreciate people who help humanity with their efforts or money. Anything for a good cause, I will support that!
    Blessing to the Jolie-Pitts! I am so glad I saw them this week!

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    cc Says:

    Alright! Let all talk about the state of NYT’s finances. This is the only way to fight back. The only way to let them know we the readers/fans are not stupid. Insead of defending/discussing Angelina, we should all talk about their sleezey motives. Money talks. I hope the NYT goes down, just like all the other sleezy media. Print media integrity is dead and gone!

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    Sammy Says:

    Just curious, why is People Magazine printing this article on Just
    Jared. Why isn’t there a story in their own magazine? I think that
    would be more in line.

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    anustin Says:

    needs to be rejected! heheehe…along with the cover.

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    ebmo Says:

    # 263 Sammy @ 11/21/2008 at 11:38 pm
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Hey Moron!
    Who said she is “supposed” to give 1/3 of her income to charity?

    She simply DOES give 1/3 of her income to charity. She has absolutely NO obligation to. Yet that is never enough for people like you.

    All her donations have been well documented by numerous INDEPENDENT agencies and foundations.

    All of Brad’s donations and NOLA’s work is documented as well. Non-profit agencies documentation of donations and expenditures are a matter of public record.

    The “investigation” is a figment of your imagination, something you have invented to try to create a controversy.

    Hop your happy A$$ to “google” and do the research.

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Sammy you are a f*cking moron…lmao…Angelina isn’t “supposed to give 1/3rd of her wages,” you f**king idiot – she does it because she WANTS to, just like Aniston gives 1/3 of her wages to Stephen Huvane, CAA, and her hair colorist, an expert in Peroxide…that’s not mandatory f*ckwad, that’s called CHOICE…yet you’d beat Angelina up for giving her money to impoverished children all over the world??!! I hope bad Karma is on you like whote on rice, and the Clay Aiken lookalike that is raining this silly trivial sh*t down on her out of nowhere…if people in Hollywood can’t see this for the smear job it is, they are worthless, and I hope she leaves and doesn’t ever come back. Brad can keep Angie pregnant and barefoot and raising babies…and you can be left with watching TV sit-com hack maniston’s bad schlocky rom coms and her tranny ugly face on the big screen as she tries yet again to be the new Katherin Heigl even as she deals with hot flashes and menopause. Hahahaha.

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    QQQQ Says:

    Oh please samho, get a f*cking life. Bill O’Reily who hated AJ with a passion did an investigation about her giving 1/3 of her salary to charity and all the work she has done, and even he had to change his tune when he found out she WAS telling the truth.

    What don’t folks understand about the money from the Shiloh pics. Getty Images took care of it and distributed the money to charities that needed it.

    Roger fatass Friedman, dug up their 2006 tax info and wrote an article about it showing where the money went.

    Madonna had a charity event last yr for UNICEF with a gazzillion celebs and to this day no one knows where that money went but since u all have an hard on for AJ u all are questioning their charity endeavor.

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    debra77 Says:

    I wish someone would come up with a date for us all when this craziness regarding Brad/Angie and Jen will end. I just want to know how long….

    I don’t think some of the people on this post hate Angie as much as they claim. You would have to be a victim of some direct interaction with another for them to affect your life in this way. For the ardent Jen fans.. this thread has over 200 comments, still counting… Jen’s thread has 30 or 40+ by now. Why are you not there talking amongst yourselves. It is a true indication of how bad the economy is when the NY Times stoops to trashing a woman to sale papers. What have we come to. Everyone has a right to like or dislike whomever they want. But all this hate stems from a divorce that happened almost 4 years ago.. How many other divorces have happened since that divorce. How many other celebs have had scandal and relationships, as well as babies. Too many to count. But still the world and especially the web world is still fixated on Angie.

    The magic and joy of life is how we grow and change. How we should become an aware person who opens our eyes and truly see what the world is and what it could be. I don’t know many celebs who are constantly having their past thrown in their face the way Angie’s is. We say that the past is the past.. This should apply to everyone, not just a select few. This woman did not kill anyone. She fell in love and started a family. Whatever she did with BBT, he was her husband. Brad and Jen are over.. Jennifer is a woman no different then any other. A role on TV does not make her too wonderful to get a divorce. I find it so strange that Angie and Brad have to live to a standard that no other celeb is expected to Every word they say, every move or action they make is analyzed to the tenth degree.

    It would be nice if people would get a grip and let this crap go. If Jen is still holding on to this… Sad for her and her fans.

    Angie and Brad have moved on and are living and loving their life, each other and their children.

    Fans and haters should go back to their lives and do the same.

    .

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    :) Says:

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    # 247
    NYT are in FINANCIAL MESS!

    Well this explains part of the reason the NYT wrote that article. It’s all about the Benjamins.

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    Clarice Says:

    Shortly after the release of its results, Standard & Poors said it was lowering the Times’s credit rating to “BB-,” or junk status, while Moody’s Investors Service said it was placing it on review for possible downgrade.

    Moody’s changed the rating outlook for the company to negative from stable in July. A further downgrade would reduce it to junk status. Both companies said the moves were based on the uncertain outlook for newspaper advertising.

    I guess the New York Times should seek Angelina’s advise on how to rebuild their tarnished image.

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    Katya Says:

    Remember Cambodia was saying that they didn’t get the money that was pledge to them. I would be willing to bet that they aren’t going to do anything but keep still.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh. you mean the Cambodian guy who ripped AJ off for over $300,00 dollars. AJ and Brad employ over 70 people they pay every month at The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Millennium Project [where there are 6,000 villagers, a school, a soy milk factory, roads and a nature preserve], they also fund a health care clinic and 3 orphanages in Cambodia.

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    QQQQ Says:

    A few of their charity

    MJP Foundation
    http://www.mjpasia.org/mission.htm

    Maddox Chivan Children’s Center (MCCC)
    http://www.cambodianhealthcommittee.orgprojects_mccc.html

    Jolie-Pitt Foundation Donates $2 Million to Global Health Committee to Fight HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis in Ethiopia
    Grant will support first treatment program for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Ethiopia

    MIR

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    cc Says:

    Just logged on a few minutes ago. The scary face on JJ’s first page just about knock me off the chair. God, I hope I don’t have nightmare tonight!

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    cook Says:

    Hola! Bonjour! Hi haterz!…the champ is here…

    …and, it’s still cold as a witch’s *** outside…

    …sit booboo, sit!…

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    :) Says:

    Can someone tell me please @ 11/21/2008 at 11:30 pm

    Where is this picture from (the one Jared has up)????

    Is it from a recent interview? If so, can someone post the link to the interview please?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cw4xv_14VM

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    :) Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx0vlRGT_5U

    part 2

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    QQQQ Says:

    The folks that really matter appreciate what the J-Ps are doing. So FU to everyone else

    _________________________

    Samlaut district resident, Surs Moeurn, has had a difficult and unstable life. A former monk and soldier, Moeurn, now 50 years old, lost his sight and both his hands to a landmine. His injuries make it extremely difficult for him to provide for his family. For almost 20 years, between 1984 and 2001, Moeurn lived in a plastic tent with his wife and two children in extreme conditions. With little food throughout most of the year, his children could not attend school as they needed to help him tend to the meager crops in the field.

    Recently, this all changed for Surs Moeurn and his family. With assistance from MJP, who provided them with a proper house, a plot of land, a cow and other necessary equipment, Surs Moeurn can now build a better life for his family. “My dream comes true, Mrs. Angelina Jolie is like my parents”, he said. “My life is now meaningful, I have enough food, my kids can go to school, I have cow for reproduction and land for cultivation,” he added. Moeurn still worries about his children, his income is irregular due to his handicap, but he is in a much better place to be able to provide a healthy future for them.

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    So, this is how it works:

    Huvane calls up the NYT, asks them to do a piece on maniston, in it she promotes corporate products like blackberry, facebook, and Wiii, in her inevitable boring, lame interview. It’s a tired snore of a read, but she’s in the mag which is all they care about. Aniston will write Huvane a check for 15% of her gross – which is most likely about 5 million annually for arranging her nyt piece and all other press for ’08, which includes enumerable staged photos on the beach with John Gayer and to restablish her as ‘sexy at 40.’ Additional stagings will occur on a regular basis at The Ivy, Sole, Sunset Towers and other papz hotspots.

    Conversely, Angelina who is being chased all over the planet, papz hiding in bushes, drilling holes in her hospital room while she was pregnant, trespassing on her son’s schoolgrounds, and burying themselves in the dirt on her property, decides to beat the papz and tabloids to the punch, and take the edge off the dangerous ‘first pics,’ frenzied chase, by arranging the family’s own pictorial. In it they dicuss their next charitable endeavor, an AIDS and malaria clinic in Ethiopia, to which the 14 million will help pay, along with homes for the MIR campaign, US military children’s foundations, and Iraqi war refugees.

    Angelina’s press is dissected up the wazoo for her noble causes that help humanity, while Aniston apparently gets a free pass on her banal sh*t plugging for various billion dollar entities (why plug genocide in Darfur when you can plug Wii and maybe get a free gaming unit for the boy that’s pizzzing on you every night? LOL) Aniston actually employs agencies and Huvane to operate for her on a 24/7 basis..but shhhhhh….we’re supposed to believe that Huvane had nothing to do with it, and that Aniston is so wonderful and so in demand, that she just got a call out of the blue on her cell from the nyt mag, asking her to please come down and do a photoshoot and a trivial interview about nothing.

    Angelina, despite raising 6 kids, doing her UN work, her CFR work, her critical acclaim in movies, her giving birth, her burying her mother, her supporting Brad – her fulfilling her own professional obligations – also has time to be as effective as CAA and control her own press…even the tabloids according to aol. lololol Yes, people behind blogs are so dumb nowadays, they don’t even bother to read the original articles they skim it, and write their own bullshit which says Angelina tells the tabloids what to write (popeater) – which by the way has amassed 300 replies already.

    Jolie is ‘spiking,’ boards and blogs all over the net, due to one nyt article…and people wonder why this happens periodically. She rules the world.

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    Vee Says:

    #156–# 156 awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm
    _____________

    Loved your post!

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    groundcontrol Says:

    “Here are photos of Brad and Angelina in Africa with Maddox in April, 2005. It’s said to be a “secret vacation.” If that’s true then how did a photographer get there? Credit: Bauergriffinonline ”

    Um, by plane? By astral projection?

    First of all that credit Line does not mean they necessarily took the photo. It means they own it. It could easily have been taken by an employee of the resort or another guest who finally figured out who to sell it.

    Pitt was photographed at LAX leaving for this trip. He also had to make connections and fly a private plane to get there. There are pics of him getting off the plane and being driven to the resort that came out later. Does anyone really think that Brad Pitt – famous the world over – went unnoticed every stop of the way to Kenya? Photo agencies have stringers everywhere – espcially at a luxury resort frequented by celebrities.

    And most telling was that the pics were snapped on or around April 17 and they didn’t make the press until many weeks later in May. If the paps had snapped them they would have been published immediately.

    I am loving this Jolie Power.

    The sexist depiction and words (“manipulative” “cunning”) not so much. I am really getting fed up with the Misogyny Wars of 2008.

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    Orchid Says:

    263 Sammy @ 11/21/2008 at 11:38 pm

    …she is supposed to give 1/3 of her wages.
    ——-
    Who says?

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    ebmo Says:

    http://www.cambodianhealthcommittee.org/projects_mccc.html

    Maddox Chivan Children’s Center (MCCC)

    Brad Pitt and children from the MCCC during his visit with Angelina Jolie in November 2006. Photo by Brint Stirnton, Getty Images.The CHC opened the doors of the Maddox Chivan Children’s Center for AIDS infected and affected children in Phnom Penh in February of 2006 with the support of actress and activist Angelina Jolie. In honor of her work on behalf of children worldwide, the CHC named the center after her oldest child, who was born in Cambodia. To date, the Chivan Center has offered its unique program of multidisciplinary care to more than 600 Cambodian children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

    The center focuses on the growing population of children whose lives have been severely impacted by the AIDS epidemic. Before having access to therapy, support was limited to accompanying children in the last moments of their lives. Now, life expectancy is much higher, which changes the type of support that they need. These needs extend beyond mere medical ones. They are typically unable to receive schooling because of their illness or because they have to take care of their ill parents, or work to support their families. They are victims of discrimination at school and in their communities, traumatized by their parents’ death and often living in extreme poverty in which their opportunities are severely limited.

    Current estimates report that approximately 14,000 children in Cambodia are infected with HIV and mother-to-child transmission of AIDS is one of the major reasons for new infections. Without specific support that can help them cope with all of the obstacles and difficulties that they have to face, what kind of future can these children have?

    The MCCC aims to respond in a comprehensive way to this need by offering multidisciplinary care. This incudes medical treatment for AIDS affected and infected children, provision of a daily nutritious lunch, educational support from preschool through 6th grade, counseling (through art therapy, peer groups, life skills workshops), sports activities, English, computer, etc.

    Above all, the children get to be just children at the MCCC, not “children with AIDS or from an AIDS family”. A special focus of the MCCC is on the particularly vulnerable ages of preschool and the teenage years, which has very specific needs in terms of counseling, health, and education.

    The number of orphans due to AIDS in Cambodia is greater than 100,000. The multidisciplinary approach being pioneered in the Maddox Chivan Children’s Center, will give these kids a leg up through education and opportunities in addition to medical assistance. The project is designed to be a model for pediatric AIDS care globally, while providing integrated care for AIDS infected and affected children and their families.

    A new initiative underway is the construction of a new outpatient center at the pediatric ward of the KFSH and the renovation of the ward, which will care for approximately 500 children receiving care for AIDS. The new clinic will be opened in the spring of 2009.

    CHC News (February 2008)

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    cook Says:

    …and I am telling you I’m not going…

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    Sammy Says:

    Why is People Magazine denying this on Just Jared. They can
    write a article in their own magazine and explain it all. Brad
    and Angelina can show all their paper work on how much
    money they have actually donated. It should be in their
    2007 tax returns as a deduction. They also have a foundation
    that would should show every cent that they have given. I
    read another article early in the week about charity organzations
    being investigated. Their names and another were mentioned.
    I find it hard to believe that the New York Times would print a
    story like this if there isn’t some truth to it. They would certainly
    be leaving themselves open to a law suit. They did show their
    donations in 2006 less than the money they received for pictures,
    and she has always claimed she donates 1/3 of her wages.
    Cambodia complained that she pledged money and they
    didn’t get it. Later she switched the people handling the money.
    I realize that most people on this sight worship her and I am sure
    that is why People picked this sight. It does same rather
    strange to me. I am waiting for a article to appear in People,
    them asking for a retaction or something.

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    cc Says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7725075.stm

    Interesting BBC interview. Looks alike it was done right after the NY premere. The commercial is a little annoying but watch both parts. They are nicely done.

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    Sammy Says:

    If Jolie hasn’t done any of this and they are giving away all the
    money they say they are (the pictures and etc) then it should be
    easy enough to prove. She has made a lot of money off her
    kids and so far we have seen nothing showing that she has
    donated it. That is what they said it was for. As far as the
    New York Times printing the article, how can you be sure
    that they don’t even know more than they are printing? I
    can’t imagine a paper that size risking a law suit to print
    it. People should be denying this in their own magazine,]
    not on Just Jared. It should be interesting to see how it
    all plays out. A good image is one thing, but out lying to
    get one is quite another thing and it should bother every
    one. Maybe we should see the 2007 tax returns or the
    records for their foundation.

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    You and me Says:

    Sandy and Mary type the same way

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    That’s cause along with being a moron, it’s the same person (sandy/mary) . Apparently she’s unaware that she’s on a fan site, and that we know the JPs philanthropic and charitable dealings backwards, forwards and sideways and have the stats, resources and links to back it up. They hire the right people, that follow the letter to a T. AJ even had FOX news and O’Really on her tail, and even they say she’s the real deal. Furthermore, only a moron would believe that with the double standard and witchhunt tactics that exist out there for Jolie, if even one thing was out of sorts re their funding, the media would be all over them, or rather all over Angelina, since Brad is non existent in these stories.

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    Dumb Hag Says:

    You and me @ 11/22/2008 at 12:55 am Sandy and Mary type the same way

    =========
    Yup Jenhags changes names a lot of time just because they want it to appear that their are “many” that hates angie which is the opposite people love STRONG, INDEPENDENT and SMART, GORGEOUS, LOVING MOTHER AND A HUMANITARIAN woman like ANGELINA JOLIE. Who wants to be in the team whiny, boring, ugly, never grow up, desperate cougar who dates a urinator ..bleehhh NADA!!

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    Dumb Hag Says:

    opps sorry their are = there are ..

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    Mondo Bongo! Says:

    Crazy ass comic relief trolls………. Pathetic! :lol:

    Angelina Jolie~ Super Star!

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    bdj Says:

    Poor pathetic eternal victim Jen cannot bask in her product placement NYT article. NYT had to go and throw in an article on the iconic legend Jolie. Fire your PR Jen. Too funny.

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    yuck Says:

    I love Angie!

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    Can someone tell me please Says:

    :) @ 11/22/2008 at 12:04 am Can someone tell me please @ 11/21/2008 at 11:30 pm

    Where is this picture from (the one Jared has up)????

    Is it from a recent interview? If so, can someone post the link to the interview please?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cw4xv_14VM
    __________________________________________

    Thanks a bunch, you rock. :-)

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    Sammy Says:

    Angelina’s fans are the ones that keep bringing Brad’s ex
    wife into the picture. I hardly think she has anything to do
    with this. I know you all think that Angelina is wonderful,
    People must know that everyone that worships her go
    to Just Jared’s sight. Otherwise they would have denied
    this in their own magazine. I think it is rather sad that
    it doesn’t bother anyone that she doesn’t tell the truth,
    change her stories every other day, worships her kids
    but isn,t above pimping them out for money, says she
    is going to stay home one week and the next says
    she isn’t. One of the charties that she has worked with
    is being investigated and the person owes back taxes.
    Charities are great but they should be held accountable
    for what they are doing with their money. I can’t believe
    that the New York Times doesn’t have their story right
    or they wouldn’t have printed it. Are you all so star stuck
    that you donate to a cause and don’t even want to know
    if it is being used for what you are told. I for one want
    to see what they gave in 2007. Anybody can put their
    money in a foundation to save money on their taxes
    and pledge money but when and how is it going to
    given out. I had read a article about charties that
    were going to investigated last week in another
    article. With all the charties in America that are
    so desperate it really shouldn’t be hard to find
    one to help.

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    oh look, first she’s sandy, then mary now she’s marica — look you f**king moron, give it up, you’re gonna keep getting flipped because whatever 1996 pc you are pounding your silly asss diatribes out on, all read the same way – f*cked up with abbreviated sentences.

    Face it, you’re obsessed with Jolie like everybody else – if anything you should identify with how Brad felt when he met her. Because like him, you can’t climb off her for a second.

    Go show maniston and her i’m an illiterate monkey menopausal greek lady Aniston who wants to be the new katherin heigl but have none of the talent. She needs love. The golden showers from perez hilton’s lover aren’t doing her self-esteem any good.

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    Jill Says:

    Guys, Jared posted a link on the X thread to the NY Times article. It’s a riot. They asked the the dumbest-ass questions I ever heard. Just a sampling:

    Q: What was the first television show you remember watching?
    A: Oh, God — “The New Zoo Revue”? Or maybe “Land of the Lost?” No — it was that guy . . . Captain Kangaroo. He was on the porch with Mr. Green Jeans. Have I just dated myself?

    Q: When did you first appear on a screen?
    A: My dad became a soap opera actor, and I was an extra in a skating rink scene on the soap. I didn’t audition. It was nepotism all the way.

    Q: If “Friends” comes on when you’re home, will you watch?
    A: I have. There are times I don’t even remember that particular show. This is horrible to say, but there are times when I laugh my rear end off. And I get in debates with people who are over and say, “ ‘Friends’ is not my thing.” Excuse you!

    Q: You’re lucky that the show that was successful — “Friends” — was the one that should have been. You could have been Jeanie Bueller forever.
    A: That would have been the worst… That’s why “Friends” was so great. During the first week of shooting, I thought, I’ll be heartbroken if this doesn’t continue. It was the first time I felt like part of the cool kids.

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    bdj Says:

    Research is your friend Marcia/Sandy/Mary/jane/Sue/Jen. Look up charitable foundations and read about the Jolie-Pitt various charitable organizations. To start with makeitrightnola.org and unhcr.org and the others that were listed on this thread. You can repeat the same thing under different names all night long but critics with greater resources than your mindless rant have investigated the Jolie-Pitts and come to the conclusion that they are the real deal.

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    ebmo Says:

    If anyone else is up EST. zone.
    showbiz tonight is doing something on Angie right now!

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Omg jill, she sounds 14, except I won’t even insult 14 yr olds like that – they are deeper and more profound than this 40 yr old bish….how scary. …yeah sure, they did ask dumb questions, but she gave the worst answers…I think they thought she might be able to be funny, ala comedy improv people, they should know what we all do – that she ain’t that kind of comic actress, she’s the lucky actress that gets to share screentime with others who are somewhat funny…and uh, yeah bish, you just dated yourself, my grandma used to watch Captain Kangaroo. LMAO Dear God, new zoo revue (hunh?) cool kids, ‘friends is not my thing – Excuse you!’ Seriously, Dakota Fanning’s interviews are 1000 times more grown up and interesting – and nyt is throwing Angie to the wolves and lauding this bish?? Help us all.

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    an oldie Says:

    Worth repeating, and thank you for posting.

    # 156 awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    Ignorance is not only bliss, haters count on it.

    So, we are back to that old argument again – what came first? People’s interest in ‘Brangelina,’ or the pictorial of their firstborn? Since I’m a photographer, and know that people were offering me and my brethren a million dollars cash back in the spring of 2005 for a picture of Brad & Angelina together, a full YEAR before Shiloh was a twinkle – I would say the pictorial is a result of the rabid full-on chase we were exacting on the family.

    Have people forgotten the exodus of every major media outlet and pap agency to Lake Como, Italy in 2006 because they thought a wedding was taking place? Or how about the CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, CBS stories and crawls about a New Orleans wedding less than 8 months ago?

    So again, I’m sorry — if I’m Angelina Jolie what are my choices again?

    1) I can be chased down in the street for the elusive first photographs of my child which will endanger my family and fatten the photographer and that of American Media Inc (tabloid behomoth) OR…

    2) I can arrange a pictorial in a benign reputable weekly like People, get paid 14 million and distribute it to people around the world in need – it may even actually SAVE LIVES.

    Hmmmm…decisions, decisions. Well, since I have a BRAIN. I’m going the Angelina Saves Lives route.

    Let’s examine the Halle Berry route. Halle decides not to publish any pictorials, stating her daughter will “not be a public figure.” The papz laugh in her face. Halle’s home and property get invaded by papz trying to take pics of her infant daughter. Halle then decides to give them what they want and go to the zoo and the park and let the papz have at. Well, the next week, the pictures come out and the tabloid papz and tabloid publishing companies make their millions on the backs of her and her child.

    I saw the many pics & stories about baby Nalah in People, US, STAR and the Bauer Publications – they ran them a good month. What does Halle get in return? well…NOTHING.

    Not even a promise to not do it again, because OF COURSE, the papz will be out tomorrow and the next day and the next – annoying Halle and her child once again.

    You can kind of view it like this:

    Halle = O

    American Media Inc & Bauer Publishing (In Touch, Life & Style) STAR, Natnl Enquirer, US Magazine, People magazine = 20-30 MILLION

    Via Angelina Jolie & the Jolie Pitt Foundation: Drs Without Borders, US Military Children’s Foundation, UNHCR, AIDS & Malaria Foundations in SE Asia and Ethiopia, Millenium Project, KIND (Nationwide Network of Lawyers Assisting Minor Refugee Children) = 10 MILLION

    Oh, and the PR Agencies/Agents that take 15% of whatever Angelina Jolie makes = ZERO. Because Angelina has NO agent, NO CAA, NO ICM, NO PK. Just her. That’s 15% back in her pocket, or rather to whatever charitable noble foundation she desires to give it to.

    Yes, and now you see why you’re getting these strategically timed and placed articles – it’s very clear why Angelina Jolie must be punished.

    Wonder when someone will write a story about THAT?? I say no time soon, because most of the entertainment reporters writing for so-called reputable outlets get greased by the PR agents. KNOWN FACT. And another reason for this piece most likely, it’s all about competition – you heard Tilda Swinton last year. She knows what’s up.

    Good for People Mag for standing up. They know where all the bodies are buried. I’m sure the People editor was fit to be tied, here he gets raked over the coals for publishing a 6 year old story about Angelina’s Cambodian son, and the orphanage he was in, and the poverty in that country….

    …and he knows just last WEEK he’s taking calls from CAA & PR power mogul Huvane asking him to publish Jen & John at the Sunset Towers, and to please write how loving they seemed. Or worse yet, he’s being asked to run a piece on how Jen’s 4th nose job isn’t really cosmetic, it’s all about her deviated septum.

    Yet he takes it in the gut, for publishing skyrocketing HIV infection rates in Ethiopia, along with Angelina’s pictures of her daughter Zahara?

    Wake up Hollywood. Though you may claim, this page is turning into Perez Hilton, most people would say, that happened a long time ago. It’s true, very seldom do you get an Oscar winning actress who is topping both the tabloids as well as the critically acclaimed list. The last person may have been Julia Roberts, but when she was peaking, the media wasn’t as incestuous as it is now. You didn’t have papers of note, quoting tabloid editors known for their lies. You can choose to view Jolie and her level of fame as an anamoly and something you don’t need to deal with – but the same problems will exist whether you discuss her or not — and that is, at the end of the day, what truly makes this a story to pay attention to, is that she, one of the biggest stars in the world, is NOT OWNED by the Death Star.

    She’s powerful, all by her little self. In my book, that’s a reason to be admired, not exposed or cut down.

    Hence why she’s on page 1 of the NYT. “Scary Smart,” indeed.

    Report

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    ebmo Says:

    # 300 Marica @ 11/22/2008 at 2:03 am
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

    (I couldn’t help myself)

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    dina #1 Says:

    I know I said the other night that I was not going to watch Showbiz Tonight again after their jumping on the whole uncool incident. Well tonight I turned on the tv in the kitchen and it just happened to be on the channel where Showbiz comes on.

    Before my finger could press the button to surf on they mentioned they were going to do this segment on The Transfomation of Angelina Jolie. My first inclination was to move on because they have suckered me to watch them in the past only to regret it afterwards.

    I decided to watch it. And i must say I am happy I did. It was one of the most positive tellings about Angie done by an entertainment. Naturally the started with the triad. I love that name for the kiss, the blood, and sex. But was brief and not salacious.

    I immediately went into her adopting of Maddox, divorce from BBT. It traced how she traveled around the world to some of the most dangerous hot spots in the world. And how she had been doing this without practically no one knowing about it and by herself. The showed the places she had traveled to.

    This was all done with admiration and respect. They talked about her meeting Brad during the fliming of MMS. No mention of x. How once they came together she adopted Z and how Brad in turn gave both Z and Maddox his name.

    They talked about Shiloh. And how the two of them were redefining themselves through their humanitarian work. Brad with makeitright, and Angie with her involvement in the UN and other causes.

    I don’t remember the lady that narrating the piece but she said it was easy to see how Angie could go from wild child to humanitarian. She redirected her energy from something negative to something positive.
    It was really good.

    What was also interested is that they have these nightly questions. The question to night was should x and Angie end their feuding or something like that, should x move on? Any rate 63% said x should move on. 63% said move on x. 37% said she shouldn’t.

    They also had people who called in. One lady said that Angie hadn’t started the feud and it wasn’t on her. I am paraphrasing here. Another lady called in and said that she respecected Angie for her humanitarian work, but she was a some stupid name.

    Except for that one person the segment was totally positive. And 63% said they are tired of x and her whinning and she should move on. If you can catch it it’s worth a watching. People have real problems to deal with. To listen to some less than talented, homely millionaire cry about a four year marriage she frucked up has gotten more than old. It is now putrid. Peace

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    lmao ebmo.

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    LLM Says:

    ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 2:15 am

    I am at EST, i watched it at 11pm, now 2pm it is the 2nd time, I think it is old. But they have a poll about it’s time for X and Angie to burry the hatch (something like that- I forgot)
    60+% say yes
    30+% say no
    I think the public begin to get tired of the triangle.

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    LIANE Says:

    Good for AJ if she can really do what NYT is saying. Many celebrities employed PR co and pay millions to them to generate positive press. If AJ without PR rep can do it, she is one astute and great businesswoman. PR agency could do with personnel like her. She know how to use her assets without paying obscene amt for the publicity. All the others shd learn from her.
    She can be a subject/ topic of discussion/dissertation in University Mktg & advertising course esp in marketing of celebritities. ” How to manipulate the press for positive press and still generate millions?
    WOW. If I ever do my MBA maybe I will do this for my thesis and then start a PR company, employed AJ as one of the advisor.
    In the world of show biz, it is the best manipulator of the press who is the winner. So whatever is said, AJ is the winner if what NYT said is true.

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    neer Says:

    I want to share the following quotes (of various personalities) to the people who are cynical about Angie’s motive in doing her share in helping others:

    “What she has done transcends her physical beauty and really reminds us that it’s what is in the heart, and I really want to commend her for what she’s done in such a serious and thoughtful way.” (Hillary Clinton)

    “I don’t know Angelina Jolie, but I admire her work.” (Barack Obama)

    “Celebrities are doing the work that journalists are not. We can’t afford to be cynical about that….Can you really strike out against Angie and Bono?…Sure, there’s an opinion backlash. People think they are doing it for some sort of ego trip. But the people who are expressing that opinion? What are they doing?” (Marianne Pearl)

    “Angie roughs it. She lives with us in the forest and eats the crickets and the cockroaches the locals eat without thinking twice about it. Whenever I read in magazines about her ‘glorious house in Cambodia,’ I think, What? It’s a shack. I don’t think people believe she has the ability to abandon everything in the West and transpose herself to a situation with malaria and dengue fever and the most extreme poverty. I read about her ‘Hollywood life.’ Well, you can’t live a Hollywood life in this part of Cambodia.” (Stephen Bognar)

    “Their participation has been absolutely essential to the mainstreaming of these global issues into American life, which is why I find so ridiculous the cynicism, the pundits who disdain this. They misunderstand how our society works, and they misjudge these people, their leadership. No good deed goes unpunished, and it’s certainly true of this activity. Angelina goes at it with utter honesty, hard work and a deep feeling for the common faith of humanity. There’s no doubt about that or about her love for her children. And yet the amount of chattering that goes on about it is endless and preposterous, in my view” (Jeffrey Sachs)

    “OK.Now, your daughter, Angelina Jolie. You know, we checked her out. I don’t know whether you know this or not. Big investigation on her. And we found out she walks the walk, that she gives all the money, millions of dollars and this and that. (Bill O’Reilly talking to Jon Voight)

    “What I don’t understand is the media’s criticism (of Jolie’s) involvement in humanitarian aide and why they question her motives and sincerity..It’s like, Who cares? She’s doing a good job and putting so much of her time and money in the causes.” (Tea Leoni)

    “These people don’t need additional focus or respect. I’m not that cynical at all. Angelina has given not only her time, but her money to assist people who need it most….In the past, entertainers have usually led selfish and egotistical lives so I like it when I see people like Angelina trying so hard. I think she has raised some awareness and that she has an extremely good heart.” (Mia Farrow)

    “Her going to Haiti really helped my foundation. It was in a time where she was still pregnant. Haiti being the most dangerous place in the world, for Angelina Jolie to land there—while pregnant—that’s gangster. We respect that to the T.“ (Wyclef Jean)

    “I like them (Angelina & Brad) very much…They’re bright, interested in what’s going on, open to everything, ready to grab everything they can out of life. They’re not wasting a lot of time being movie stars. They’re taking advantage of it to see, listen and learn. “(Leslie Caron)

    “I want to congratulate Angelina because it’s been a very long time since I’ve been in this business and I’ve never met a person who has such a good balance between family life, humanitarian efforts, ..and all the extraordinary work that she does in addition to this.” (Dustin Hoffman)

    “I think her humanitarian position has just changed the way actresses and people in the industry think about what they can actually do … to help the world,” (Marc Bauer)

    “Angelina Jolie…just seeing an actress who has been through it all and who doesn’t care what other people say about her — someone who has forged her own path.” (Olivia Wilde)

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    an oldie Says:

    Thank you for posting the following article. Like PT, I agree 110% with the writer, Chris Good. Is there a link?

    # 156 awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm Chris Good
    November 21st, 2008 at 5:56 pm 23

    Ignorance is not only bliss, haters count on it.

    So, we are back to that old argument again – what came first? People’s interest in ‘Brangelina,’ or the pictorial of their firstborn? Since I’m a photographer, and know that people were offering me and my brethren a million dollars cash back in the spring of 2005 for a picture of Brad & Angelina together, a full YEAR before Shiloh was a twinkle – I would say the pictorial is a result of the rabid full-on chase we were exacting on the family.

    Have people forgotten the exodus of every major media outlet and pap agency to Lake Como, Italy in 2006 because they thought a wedding was taking place? Or how about the CNN, Fox, MSNBC, ABC, CBS stories and crawls about a New Orleans wedding less than 8 months ago?

    So again, I’m sorry — if I’m Angelina Jolie what are my choices again?

    1) I can be chased down in the street for the elusive first photographs of my child which will endanger my family and fatten the photographer and that of American Media Inc (tabloid behomoth) OR…

    2) I can arrange a pictorial in a benign reputable weekly like People, get paid 14 million and distribute it to people around the world in need – it may even actually SAVE LIVES.

    Hmmmm…decisions, decisions. Well, since I have a BRAIN. I’m going the Angelina Saves Lives route.

    Let’s examine the Halle Berry route. Halle decides not to publish any pictorials, stating her daughter will “not be a public figure.” The papz laugh in her face. Halle’s home and property get invaded by papz trying to take pics of her infant daughter. Halle then decides to give them what they want and go to the zoo and the park and let the papz have at. Well, the next week, the pictures come out and the tabloid papz and tabloid publishing companies make their millions on the backs of her and her child.

    I saw the many pics & stories about baby Nalah in People, US, STAR and the Bauer Publications – they ran them a good month. What does Halle get in return? well…NOTHING.

    Not even a promise to not do it again, because OF COURSE, the papz will be out tomorrow and the next day and the next – annoying Halle and her child once again.

    You can kind of view it like this:

    Halle = O

    American Media Inc & Bauer Publishing (In Touch, Life & Style) STAR, Natnl Enquirer, US Magazine, People magazine = 20-30 MILLION

    Via Angelina Jolie & the Jolie Pitt Foundation: Drs Without Borders, US Military Children’s Foundation, UNHCR, AIDS & Malaria Foundations in SE Asia and Ethiopia, Millenium Project, KIND (Nationwide Network of Lawyers Assisting Minor Refugee Children) = 10 MILLION

    Oh, and the PR Agencies/Agents that take 15% of whatever Angelina Jolie makes = ZERO. Because Angelina has NO agent, NO CAA, NO ICM, NO PK. Just her. That’s 15% back in her pocket, or rather to whatever charitable noble foundation she desires to give it to.

    Yes, and now you see why you’re getting these strategically timed and placed articles – it’s very clear why Angelina Jolie must be punished.

    Wonder when someone will write a story about THAT?? I say no time soon, because most of the entertainment reporters writing for so-called reputable outlets get greased by the PR agents. KNOWN FACT. And another reason for this piece most likely, it’s all about competition – you heard Tilda Swinton last year. She knows what’s up.

    Good for People Mag for standing up. They know where all the bodies are buried. I’m sure the People editor was fit to be tied, here he gets raked over the coals for publishing a 6 year old story about Angelina’s Cambodian son, and the orphanage he was in, and the poverty in that country….

    …and he knows just last WEEK he’s taking calls from CAA & PR power mogul Huvane asking him to publish Jen & John at the Sunset Towers, and to please write how loving they seemed. Or worse yet, he’s being asked to run a piece on how Jen’s 4th nose job isn’t really cosmetic, it’s all about her deviated septum.

    Yet he takes it in the gut, for publishing skyrocketing HIV infection rates in Ethiopia, along with Angelina’s pictures of her daughter Zahara?

    Wake up Hollywood. Though you may claim, this page is turning into Perez Hilton, most people would say, that happened a long time ago. It’s true, very seldom do you get an Oscar winning actress who is topping both the tabloids as well as the critically acclaimed list. The last person may have been Julia Roberts, but when she was peaking, the media wasn’t as incestuous as it is now. You didn’t have papers of note, quoting tabloid editors known for their lies. You can choose to view Jolie and her level of fame as an anamoly and something you don’t need to deal with – but the same problems will exist whether you discuss her or not —

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    releka Says:

    Showbiz toight is a joke. Are they going to do the Angelina transformation every three months? Wow the power of Angelina is amazing.

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Thanks for those quotes neer — I am bookmarking and posting wherever I can, if you don’t mind. Thanks.

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    JM Says:

    maniston is really a piece of non-existent trash dna by the way she answered those questions,lol,put a fork in the bit ch, her career is smoked,lol

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    go sox Says:

    awww…..I see all the ‘trolls” are having fits about ANYTHING negative about their saint, as usual. You people are pathetic. LMAO!!!!

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    JM Says:

    oh another name changing maniston freak is here to expound us with is 1st grade philosphy,lol,troll,rather have a saint than a coked up tv star getting piss on by another coked up musican honey,lol

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    dina #1 Says:

    # 314 releka I just posted a comment about Showbiz Tonight and their segment on Angie and Jared has put it in moderation. There is nothing negative in it.

    I had sworn off ST after their uncool rant. But tonight I saw that headline and decided to watch. I thought it was pretty positive how it traced her early years of humanitarian work show ing the countries she visited withou fanfare to her efforts now.

    They included everything her meeting Brad, adopting z, having Shiloh, Pax, makeitright everything except x. Goodgawd.

    I was impressed. Therefore I am surprised that I am in moderation. Ohwell who knows why. IMHO is was worth watching. Nothing a fan wouldn’t know but it is good to see something positive. Peace

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    mmsic Says:

    People,if you read and understand what is being said,it says no one is exempted from media manipulation for positive image publicity,not even Brad and Angie,except the Brangies do it better, with grace because they do it not only for their image but to put awareness on their humanitarian endeavors.With regards to Jennifer Aniston,why do you think Alec Baldwin changed his feelings in less than 24 hrs.when asked by the media “how does it feel kissing Jennifer Aniston?”It is because of her PR TEAM.Bottom line is Brad and Angie outsmarted the fox(media),so now they are crying foul!!!And GOD is still on Brad and Angie’s side,period.

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    LLM Says:

    dina #1 @ 11/22/2008 at 2:41 am

    How come you always got moderated :lol:

    btw, I was watching Brad on Okra again with my mouth ear to ear.

  325. 325
    an oldie Says:

    Does anybody know what website the Chris Good article is from? He remembers a lot of the details about Brad and Angelina that I have forgotten. He is good (no pun intended).

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    BrooksBarnesEXPOSED Says:

    Interesting…from awards….

    Mary B.
    November 22nd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    The posts supporting and/or defending Angelina Jolie here are simply a direct result of ridiculous attacks on her. No sane person likes unfair attacks on others. I love how we are supposed to be in a cult of Angelina lovers. I’d say that just the opposite seems to exist because I keep reading the same bizarre words and accusations against her in a lot of places on the net. That cannot be a coincidence.

    There are a few certified Jolie attackers here who don’t make a whit of sense babbling on about her as if she is the devil incarnate. Has this site attracted some fundamentalist cult?

    As for the NY Times piece, I also cannot believe the criticisms in it over essentially nothing. The article is pretty much a lot of hot air. It offfers up more speculation and extrapolation than it does facts. What in the world is it “exposing”?

    It has become quite the thing to attack strong women who take control of their lives and try to do some good in the world. That seems to be all I am doing this year – defending strong women who attract ridiculously over the top criticism. I am all for more female power.

    Is someone here really attacking the Jolie Pitt Foundation? Please. Its tax filings are online for all to see as have been the tax forms for Jolie’s other foundation. The JP Foundation makes very generous donations to many causes I also believe in. I don’t see how anyone can criticize their generosity with a straight face. No foundation distributes all its money or it would cease to exist. Do people really not understand this basic concept?

    For the record, the NY Times piece was written by the same “reporter” who did such a terrible job reporting on the WGA strike last year. Brooks Barnes earned a reputation as a hack when he pretty much bought everything the studio moguls, publicists and production companies sold him – also anonymously – and was handed his ass by the writers out there. Take a whiff of him at Nikki Finke’s site – a number of reporters and bloggers completely deconstruct his articles during the strike.

    Little Brooks Barnes is also a wannabe screenwriter.
    _____________

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    dina #1 Says:

    LLM I just wrote a comment stating the samething and I am in moderation. What is with this in moderation thing?

    63% said the should bury the hatchet, and x should move on. Did you hear the woman who said that Angie hadn’t started the feud? People are tired of x and her pity parties

    One lady said she respected Angie’s humanitarian work but she was some name she called her. I think x’s Vogue article didn’t help her. And Brad on Oprah was the final nail in the coffin.

    People have real issues to deal with no some rich woman who refuses to get a life and move on. I am going to be like Neleh and say hey Jared don’t put this in moderation please. Peace

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    +++ Says:

    an oldie @ 11/22/2008 at 2:18 am

    Worth repeating, and thank you for posting.

    # 156 awards @ 11/21/2008 at 8:17 pm Chris Good

    GREAT POST. !!!!!!!!!!! BRAVO !!!!!!!!!

  329. 329
    Warning Says:

    Whoa!!

    http://i36.tinypic.com/rsd2xl.jpg

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    dina #1 Says:

    I posted my original comments at JJB. I am going to try and post them here again. I don’t know why I am in moderation. Jared that sucks.

    I know I said the other night that I was not going to watch Showbiz Tonight again after their jumping on the whole uncool incident. Well tonight I turned on the tv in the kitchen and it just happened to be on the channel where Showbiz comes on.
    Before my finger could press the button to surf on they mentioned they were going to do this segment on The Transfomation of Angelina Jolie. My first inclination was to move on because they have suckered me to watch them in the past only to regret it afterwards.
    I decided to watch it. And i must say I am happy I did. It was one of the most positive tellings about Angie done by an entertainment. Naturally the started with the triad. I love that name for the kiss, the blood, and sex. But was brief and not salacious.
    I immediately went into her adopting of Maddox, divorce from BBT. It traced how she traveled around the world to some of the most dangerous hot spots in the world. And how she had been doing this without practically no one knowing about it and by herself. The showed the places she had traveled to.
    This was all done with admiration and respect. They talked about her meeting Brad during the fliming of MMS. No mention of x. How once they came together she adopted Z and how Brad in turn gave both Z and Maddox his name.
    They talked about Shiloh. And how the two of them were redefining themselves through their humanitarian work. Brad with makeitright, and Angie with her involvement in the UN and other causes.
    I don’t remember the lady that narrating the piece but she said it was easy to see how Angie could go from wild child to humanitarian. She redirected her energy from something negative to something positive.
    It was really good.
    What was also interested is that they have these nightly questions. The question to night was should x and Angie end their feuding or something like that, should x move on? Any rate 63% said x should move on. 63% said move on x. 37% said she shouldn’t.
    They also had people who called in. One lady said that Angie hadn’t started the feud and it wasn’t on her. I am paraphrasing here. Another lady called in and said that she respecected Angie for her humanitarian work, but she was a some stupid name.
    Except for that one person the segment was totally positive. And 63% said they are tired of x and her whinnying and she should move on. If you can catch it it’s worth a watching. People have real problems to deal with. To listen to some less than talented, homely millionaire cry about a four year marriage she frucked up has gotten more than old. It is now putrid. Peace
    Thank you, after that NYT article I was pissed off at all Journalists and entertainment show. Now this is what they should be focusing on.

    Thank you for writing this.

    foreverangie

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    BrooksBarnesEXPOSED Says:

    oldie, chris good was on awards daily – as is mary b.

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    an oldie Says:

    LOL at the haters screaming “investigate Brangelina’s trust fund distibutions”. The fans donate money to MIR, bought the People mags, all the while not doubt ing Brad and Angelina for one second. The haters didn’t contibute a penny, and yet they want to know where the money goes. To the haters: It’s NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS, because IT”S NOT YOUR MONEY.

  333. 333
    +++ Says:

    dina #1 @ 11/22/2008 at 2:53 am

    ITA. Vogue article didn’t help her guest spot at 30 rock and Oprah’s rating. jook up with Mr. Pee boy are not selling much, so we had this NYT smearing campaign, I wonder how much did Huvane paid this guy ?

    Huvaniston were all out campaigning for the Dog movie, it’s her last effort , if that fail, it’s the end for the 40 y.o hag.

  334. 334
    LLM Says:

    dina #1 @ 11/22/2008 at 2:53

    ITAW, __ lost this time, Brad has spoken on Okra show, he is very happy with his family period. So if __ still using BA, it just backfire her.
    no mod JJ :lol:

  335. 335
    CLINIQUA Says:

    By Access Hollywood 31 minutes ago — E! entertainment television has just named supermodel Karolina Kurkova the sexiest woman in the world. Second place on E!’s sexiest list went to Israeli model Bar Rafaeli, who has been linked to Leonardo DiCaprio. Coming in third was Angelina Jolie, while Tom Brady’s babe, Bundchen, finished fourth and Scarlett Johansson rounded out the top five.

    The complete top 10 of E!’s Sexiest Women In The World:

    1. Karolina Kurkova
    2. Bar Rafaeli
    3. Angelina Jolie
    4. Gisele Bundchen
    5. Scarlett Johansson
    6. Adriana Lima
    7. Heidi Klum
    8. Penelope Cruz
    9. Manuela Arcuri
    10. Shakira

    ________________

    What?!! B-b-b-ut…oh dear, where oh where is Maniston??? You mean all that stripping, brazilian waxing…asss up, chin in sand posing for pap after pap, on beach after beach after beach..tanning…oiling up……and NADA….yet, Angelina…who’s been pregnant up to her eyeballs for almost two whole years in a row, places 3rd.

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Hilarious!!!

  336. 336
    LLM Says:

    Warning @ 11/22/2008 at 2:58 am

    Whoa!!

    http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc20/butterfruit2007/Page59-1.jpg

  337. 337
    ebmo Says:

    # 309 LLM @ 11/22/2008 at 2:26 am ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 2:15 am

    I am at EST, i watched it at 11pm, now 2pm it is the 2nd time, I think it is old. But they have a poll about it’s time for X and Angie to burry the hatch (something like that- I forgot)
    60+% say yes
    30+% say no
    I think the public begin to get tired of the triangle.

    +++++++++++++++
    Yep I watched it. Those were the results. It think people cannot help but see that X brings up this crap all the time for publicity, especially when she is worried about a movie coming out. Whine whine whine.

    I have NO sympathy for her whatsoever. Yes, a divorce can be hard. Even a break up can be hard. People split all the time. They had no children together that were devestated. Just her and her insecure neediness.

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    dina #1 Says:

    There is something in my original statement that jared doesn’t like. I even shortened it. And it is still in moderation. This is making me upset as it seems so arbitrary.

    LLM, it bets the heck out of me. There is nothing negative in my comments at all. No cursing or swearing. I am just detailing what was on the program. It’s been awhile since I’ve been put in moderation so mybe it is just my turn. Who knows.

    Oh well 63% said x should move on. So for me that is really all I need to convey. I posted the original on JJB without problems. Hey Jared I never complain. Peace

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    ebmo Says:

    # 330 CLINIQUA @ 11/22/2008 at 3:11 am By Access Hollywood 31 minutes ago — E! entertainment television has just named supermodel Karolina Kurkova the sexiest woman in the world. Second place on E!’s sexiest list went to Israeli model Bar Rafaeli, who has been linked to Leonardo DiCaprio. Coming in third was Angelina Jolie, while Tom Brady’s babe, Bundchen, finished fourth and Scarlett Johansson rounded out the top five.

    The complete top 10 of E!’s Sexiest Women In The World:

    1. Karolina Kurkova
    2. Bar Rafaeli
    3. Angelina Jolie
    4. Gisele Bundchen
    5. Scarlett Johansson
    6. Adriana Lima
    7. Heidi Klum
    8. Penelope Cruz
    9. Manuela Arcuri
    10. Shakira
    ________________

    What?!! B-b-b-ut…oh dear, where oh where is Maniston??? You mean all that stripping, brazilian waxing…asss up, chin in sand posing for pap after pap, on beach after beach after beach..tanning…oiling up……and NADA….yet, Angelina…who’s been pregnant up to her eyeballs for almost two whole years in a row, places 3rd.

    BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Hilarious!!!
    +++++++++++++++++++
    They were looking for the sexiest WOMEN!!!!
    I am not sure Aniston qualifies. :lol:

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    an oldie Says:

    # 326 BrooksBarnesEXPOSED @ 11/22/2008 at 2:59 am
    oldie, chris good was on awards daily – as is mary b
    ===================

    Thank you

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    LLM Says:

    ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 3:15 am

    Did you see Reese W speaking about her divorce, she is doint the opposite of X, she said she has no time for those kind of negative feeling something like that.

  342. 342
    Mrs. Smith Says:

    Before I shut down for the night I must say that this NYT piece is such utter BULLSHT !!
    That it’s done in a so called ‘reputable’ newspaper’ is even worse. I find it hard to believe that recanting Angie’s past of wearing a small vial of her then husband BBT’s blood, or having sex with him in a limo, would be what I’d want to read about in the Business section of my newspaper with so many other crises happening daily in our financial sector.

    This article is so obscenely stupid, on so many levels, that I have to surmise that this idiot must have graduated from the National Enquirer School of Journalism. Why place any attention on the plight of the needy, when we could be reading more salacious gossip about that orangey 40 yr old thing and her latest boyfriend.

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    warning Says:

    whoa

    http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/dailydish/2007/07/17/ga_dish_aniston275x185.jpg

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    irma Says:

    Good for People Magazine to straighten this NY Times lies about Angie. I will never buy New York Times. Good journalism should show no bias to anyone.
    I admire Brad & Angie, kudos to their charitable projects.
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  345. 345
    Jill Says:

    Sandy @ 11/22/2008 at 12:52 am
    If Jolie hasn’t done any of this and they are giving away all the
    money they say they are (the pictures and etc) then it should be
    easy enough to prove.
    ********************************************************************************************

    Then get up off your lazy ass and go check it out. You come on here asking a lot of dumbass questions and expect us to do your work for you? Ain’t gonna happen.

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    LLM Says:

    # 330 CLINIQUA

    _ is the pitiest woman in the world and who blames everyone but herself.

  347. 347
    ebmo Says:

    # 336 LLM @ 11/22/2008 at 3:21 am ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 3:15 am

    Did you see Reese W speaking about her divorce, she is doint the opposite of X, she said she has no time for those kind of negative feeling something like that.
    +++++++++++++++
    Yep. But then her “not so successful Ex” had no problem whining about how hard it was seeing pictures of Reese and Jake together.

    See a parallel there? He and X need press? Coat tail their Xs who actually have successful careers!

  348. 348
    dina #1 Says:

    Why isn’t Owen Wilson doing press with x for the dog movie? Just wondering. good night. Peace

  349. 349
    LLM Says:

    Good Nite everyone. Nice to talk to you guys.

  350. 350
    heywood jablomie Says:

    The People mag should just copy the smug NYT “answer” to Republican accusations of biased coverage during the elections, word for word, and throw it back in their faces.

  351. 351
    rossy40 Says:

    This newspaper took a big to its reputation in 2003 when one of their reporters was caught up in the “The Jayson Blair Project” scandal from which it never fully recovered from. Many critics believe that it’s no more than a gossip rag masking as a reputable newspaper.

    Along with other reporters from other “reputable” papers charges included: embellishing, exaggerating, and outright lying in print. Here’s the link for those of you who want to review it…
    http://slate.msn.com/id/2082741

    I can’t remember at this time who said the following, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” but it’s right up there with, “You can’t believe everything you read.” People magazine has the right to defend it’s reputation against this so-called respectable newspaper.

    ‘Bye.

  352. 352
    neer Says:

    neer @ 11/22/2008 at 4:06 am

    What ’s with X ? New strategy or antics? Copying Angie? Oh X, she can’t copy the original… pose, photos, dress, etc..As someone said, “”SHE’S NOHING BUT A SECOND RATE, TRYING HARD, COPY CAT!!!”

    .Angie has a personality that is very original and only suits her. Even Angie makes faces on some of her photos, she’s still beautiful & hot. Never gets tired looking at her. With X, i want to cover my eyes & even regretted why I look at her.

    Look at her photos (in NYT)… what is she doing…does she think by making faces is funny? First time I saw those of hers is very DISTURING TO LOOK AT. Photos are supposed to be art but with her it’s not!!!

    What a desperate attempt of X to gain attention???!!!

  353. 353
    AlexAmber Says:

    Thank you People Magazine for being truthful.

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    Orchid Says:

    322 BrooksBarnesEXPOSED @ 11/22/2008 at 2:52 am

    No foundation distributes all its money or it would cease to exist.
    Exactly! I hope their foundation makes good investments and makes plenty more so that it can give regularly.

    Do people really not understand this basic concept?
    Sandy, Mary and other dim ones want Brad and Angie to give away all the money they got for the baby pics at once, and I bet they didn’t even buy a ‘People’ or ‘Hello’ with the twins.

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    UK fans Says:

    The photos in kenya were taken by Mr paparazzi who is from the UK.He is always on the UK tele talking about how they followed Angelina and Brad All through the filming of Mr and Mrs Smith.There was in programme in 2005 on UK television about the paprazzi,one person they followed was Angelina all over the UK.

    They lived outside Angelina’s UK home and followed her everywhere,shopping,airport and film sets.Mr paparazzi said they followed Brad to Kenya and took those pictures.They.ve got pictures of Brad’s every step to Kenya.He says he made one million and it remains one of his biggest selling pictures to date.He has written a book about paps pictures,B and A are featured and he tells how he got the pictures.US bought the pictures for $500 000 and he sold them in other countries as well.B and A had nothing to do with those pictures.UK fans will know who Mr paparazzi is he appears on LK today sometimes.He glotes about being the one who got the pictures,US bought the pictures from him.

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    sotos Says:

    very cheap article from NY times. Like it was from Us weekly or dirtnow magazine…

  357. 357
    attention aussie fans Says:

    Angelina and Clint Eastwood will be interviewed by Andrew Denton on Enough Rope. November 24 (Monday) 9:35pm Eastern Time on the ABC.

  358. 358
    -=--=-=-=-90p'#[n../ku Says:

    what a surprise!!! not. PEOPLE.COM DOES NOT HAVE this story up but just jared does???

  359. 359
    UK fans Says:

    attention aussie fans @ 11/22/2008 at 5:27 am

    What time will that be in the UK

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    aeon Says:

    #353

    Maybe because stupid in the first sentence of the written piece it says this is an email from the editor of People to his staff. So not an article.

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    PersianCutie Says:

    waving to fans! i lost alot of great things.

    thank to everyone for Oprah’s interview and transcript. for some reason i can’t access to youtube so i couldn’t watch the Oprah’s show , but fans reports and transcript were great. i just love what he told about Angie. Can someone explain why non of these so called gossip’s blog took his sentence about Angie? why there is no article with Brad’s sentence about Angie? this just show how gossip things work. and there are some so called fans who ask why Brad doesn’t talk about Angie. Even when he does , no one pick his sentence because it doesn’t help the story they want to come up with next.

    about NYT’s article. really reading it was like reading US Liesly. it seemed to me , it was written not only to criticise Angie but to bring People’s magazine down too. it seemed to me that who ever was behind it had issues not only with Angie but with People Magazine. like it was trying to say everything you see in their magazine is not true because they make contract with people to be positive about them . don’t buy them. buy US. it was seriously the only thing i’ve got from reading it. i’m glad People Magazine is talking about it. it was something about them.

    again thank you for all articles and news.

  362. 362
    PersianCutie Says:

    attention aussie fans @ 11/22/2008 at 5:27 am

    Is it Live ? Are they going to Australia to promote their movie or it is pre recorded from New York? Do you have any information about it? It will be great if we are going to have another premiere’s pics. Clint and Angelina were adorable together during USA today’s interview. it is fun to watch them after reading them. thank for information anyway.

    i have to go. another class in 10 minutes. will be back later. thanks again for every news and articles and good comments.

  363. 363
    alice Says:

    BrooksBarnesEXPOSED @ 11/22/2008 at 2:52 am

    Interesting…from awards….For the record, the NY Times piece was written by the same “reporter” who did such a terrible job reporting on the WGA strike last year. Brooks Barnes earned a reputation as a hack when he pretty much bought everything the studio moguls, publicists and production companies sold him – also anonymously – and was handed his ass by the writers out there. Take a whiff of him at Nikki Finke’s site – a number of reporters and bloggers completely deconstruct his articles during the strike.

    Little Brooks Barnes is also a wannabe screenwriter.

    ..
    This does not surprise me. His article was just a gathering of gossip from tabs. Sad day for the new york times.

  364. 364
    attention aussie fans Says:

    UK fans @ 11/22/2008 at 5:59 am

    Not sure, think London is 10-11 hours behind Sydney. Monday night in Sydney = Monday morning in UK

    PersianCutie @ 11/22/2008 at 6:12 am

    I believe it was pre recorded, presumably in LA.

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/

  365. 365
    annie Says:

    Why can’t Yahoo control its image like Angelina Jolie?
    Posted by Chris Matyszczyk Print E-mail Share Post a commentYahoo! Buzz
    .
    In these troubled days for journalism, it was, for some, uplifting to read that Angelina Jolie is able to control her image to a pre-Botox level of startle.

    The New York Times reported this week that Ms. Jolie allegedly offers exclusive pictures of her latest offsprings in exchange for guaranteed positive coverage in venerable publications such as People magazine.

    Which surely leads one to thinking about Yahoo.

    Here’s a company that seems to enjoy more barbs than British teeth. Allegations of indecision, myopia and even collusion with the Chinese Government are tossed like pungent confetti at the company on a far too frequent basis.

    And yet it’s not as if Yahoo is the worst company in the world. It’s not as if it doesn’t make money. It’s not as if its brand doesn’t have some residual positive associations. And it’s not as if it took a major role in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow or the entirely seminal Gone in Sixty Seconds.

    Image or reallity?

    (Credit: CC Erkans)Yet while Ms Jolie appears to have contrived an image for herself that has now allowed her to participate in half-decent works of entertainment such as Changeling and The Good Shepherd, Yahoo struggles for respect.

    While it’s relatively easy to point to strategies Yahoo might have adopted or management changes it might have made, it is also easy to point to Ms. Jolie’s interesting declaration at the 2000 Academy Awards that: “I’m so in love with my brother right now.”

    One might argue that entertainment journalists are less rigorous than those in the business sphere. One might also argue that some other companies- does Apple come to mind, anyone?- manage to control their images in a far more productive way than Yahoo.

    Perhaps Apple executives study the way Ms. Jolie’s expert publicists steer their client’s public persona.

    Might it therefore be an idea for Yahoo to get some guidance from the extraordinary publicist who appears to be solely and uniquely responsible for the Jolie Image Enterprise?

    She’s called Angelina Jolie.

    .

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    UK fans Says:

    annie @ 11/22/2008 at 7:33 am

    —-
    BULL

  367. 367
    abigail Says:

    You know what, the more the press put Angelina down, the more I admire & love her. It will only makes her more famous.

  368. 368
    LUCEABB Says:

    You want to see prove that there is a move on to hurt Angie?? LOOK AT US WEB SITE. NO MENTION OF ANGIE OR THIS ARTICLE WHY???
    Us weekly have had Angie on their site EVERY DAY for the last few weeks dissecting every word she says in her interviews, telling the public what a bad person she is, then suddenly one of the most reported and discussed articles about Angie and her “manipulating the press” shows up; an article quoting Us Weakly and suddenly they have nothing to say? mmmmmm {whisper— stupid public— you are not suppose to notice}

  369. 369
    love it Says:

    NYTimes, Seeking Page Hits, Finds Backlash

    Author: Ryan Adams
    22 Nov

    For me, the best part of yesterday’s New York Times article about Angelina Jolie is seeing so many of their readers ridicule the Times for stooping to the same supermarket tabloid scandalmongering it pretends to “investigate.”

    2. As a PR professional, I find Ms. Jolie more adept at messaging and consistent use of talking points than many who have been in our industry for years. Should she decide to leave the motion picture industry, she’d surely be in high demand as the head of her own agency. Other public figures would do well to study the way she has developed her philanthropy and image – she is a total professional. — Marsha, Santa Cruz, CA

    6. Audrey Hepburn’s humanitarian spirit, finely tuned to the 21st century, lives on in Ms Jolie. I can think of no greater compliment. — jordyray, Minneapolis, MN

    15. Who cares? It seems to me that your petty account of this is a greater testament to the deplorable state of contemporary culture than a woman who should by any reasonable standards be left alone. Great investigative journalism, pal. — mopface, new york

    18. When I started this article, I wanted to snark. But when I ended it I thought, wow, she’s got the beast under control. The media beast didn’t eat her. It’s wearing her collar. Who else can say that? Nobody else in the world. — Patricia, Pasadena, CA
    There’s a lot more.

    30. I don’t have a problem with this. The magazine money is flowing back to their charities and helping people in war-torn countries. Rock on, Angie. — deb1632, Torrance, CA

    34. This story only reminded me that the Times, equally concerned about access to its subjects, has published stories that sell ideas like WMD in Iraq. It’s hard to get worked up about People when the result is celebrity photos. — NoDogInThisFight, Canada

    52. Bravo to Angie! She’s put a lease on the monster. If at times they resent it they’ve only themselves to blame. — Peggy, Glens Falls, NY

    78. Maybe Angelina should run for VP. At least she has a progressive worldview and doesn’t need protection from witchcraft. Though… I understand Jennifer Aniston is not too pleased with her. — Diane, NJ

    82. Ms. Jolie is an amazing actor who is adept at managing her persona. No one should expect they are getting real insights in to any public persons life through People magizine and the like. All media is manipulation. The wise know how to use power to their advantage. Clearly Ms. Jolie uses her power to get what she wants out of life. Good for her. — Thomas, Mansfield, TX

    84. Why is this article so prominently placed? It should be buried in the Arts and Leisure section. Unless I sense an editorial shift at work, in which case can we expect tomorrow’s page to feature profiles of WWF celebrities… — Gerald Denis, Boston, MA

    108. I admire the tenacity of Angelina Jolie in knowing the limits she wishes to set on her privavcy and on the public image she creates for herself and family. Her humanitarian devotion, love for family and partner and tremendous talent is all that anyone needs to know. We should encourage the press to bring out the positive in everyone. Wouldn’t that change the world and isn’t that what Ms. Jolie is really all about? — LS, Costa Mesa, CA

    110. No, this isn’t really news. However, the Times would do well to start documenting the carefully crafted messages and images that the Bush administration threw upon the American people, and the world, for the last 8 years. Now there’s some fancy PR work. — thinkinghurts, los angeles

    119. I’m guessing the author of this is an all-American girl type who is still angry that her fellow all-American girl Jennifer Anniston was dumped by Brad Pitt. This article reeks of both jealousy as well as pathetic journalism. This so-called author has turned the New York Times into The Enquirer. — Savi, Chicago

    127. Whoever has taken over the front page of this paper must have been hired from the Sun. This actress seems to take the world more seriously than one of the oldest papers in the country. — Inish, America

    awards daily

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    AlexAmber Says:

    Just realised I Lost an A in my name, Oh well, I am sure is around somewhere.

    Love, Blessings and Abundance to the JP’s and the JP’s fans.

    Healings for the lost souls, the spiritually stuck and the spiritually bankrupt.

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    PersianCutie Says:

    waving again. thank you aussie’s fan for answer. i thought about it to be pre-recorded but wanted to be sure.

    i guess we have fans from Germany in this blog? is it snowing in Germany? i just saw a picture of JP’s villa in Germany filled with snow. i wanted to know whether it is from today or not. i thought how great it is for JP’s kids to have snow around them all the time and how much fun it must be for them to play in it with their siblings and parents. last year they spent most of winter in L.A and didn’t actually play in snow that much except the time they went to M. mountain. would like to know if it is snowing or not.

    i’m on my way to home. don’t think will have energy to log on when i arrive. so will be here other day. have fun fans and have a great weekend.

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    anustin Says:

    oh beyonce ur hubby is fu.ckingly fugzly.

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    lylian Says:

    OFF TOPIC: FOR SLB/momoji

    I tried to respond to your previous posts before the Nov 4 elections but had a lot of difficulty posting on JJ’s at that time and a lot of what I posted ended up in moderation hell. So may be that’s why you might have misunderstood me (or perhaps it is I who have misunderstood you).

    First:

    I do not recall criticizing the bail out of Freddie and Fannie or AIG although, that may have been how it sounded thanks to parts of what I wrote being placed in moderation hell.

    So let me say it clearly now, I supported the nationalization of Freddie, Fannie and AIG then and continue to believe the Bush administration did the right thing.

    As I understand it, there are 2 main reasons why George Bush HAD TO BAIL OUT Fannie, Freddie and AIG.

    (1) It is well known in the international markets regard Freddie’s and Fannie’s bonds as being implicitly guaranteed by the US government. It is for this reason that Freddie and Fannie have been able to issue bonds at lower interest rates then the usual market. Had the Bush administration allowed Freddie and Fannie to fail, then ONE of the consequences would have been whether the US government would honor its guarantees for other bonds it had issued. If people didn’t believe the US government would stand behind its guarantee, people, including the foreigners could (a) dump the bonds, or (b) insist on a higher rate of interest to buy US government bonds.

    As the US national debt is in excess of more than 60% of the American GDP, much of that debt being funded by foreign buying of US Treasury bonds, I don’t think Bush had any choice but to step in and rescue Freddie and Fannie and make sure that the bonds issued by Fannie and Freddie are safe.

    (2) in the case of AIG, I understand that AIG guaranteed the counter party risks in many of CDOs and Over the Counter Transactions, including hedges and CDOs etc. So, if AIG went belly up, then innocent parties whose counter parties have gone belly up in these transactions will also not be paid as they should have been. Due to the size of AIG, I was told its failure could have caused systemic collapse of the financial system.

    The point I WAS trying to make about the bail out of Freddie, Fannie and AIG, was to refute the charge that Obama (or democrats in general) was a socialist which is what one of the posters had called him. I merely wanted to point out that the Fed and the Treasury under the George W Bush non socialist government had effectively nationalized these 3 companies.

    The point therefore was:

    “What does being a socialist or capitalist mean if George W Bush could nationalize these 3 entities (and later, take up stakes directly in other banks effective nationalising them too!!)???”

    I wanted to make the point that the whole socialism vs capitalism arguments are very 1980s.

    From what I have witnessed in India and China, ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM is what drives these governments rather then pure ideology. Hence, as Deng Hsiao Peng famously said (and was accused of being a capitalist by the Gang of 4 for saying it):

    “Black cat, white cat, what do I care as long as it catches mice??”

    So, in China, increasingly we see where markets work, then the government will try to let markets work and introduce laws which help market do what markets do best – create wealth. These laws being introduced include, for example, longer term “right of use” of property, something quite anathema to a communist party!!

    I hope it is now clearer that I actually support the nationalization of Fannie and Freddie and AIG at the time it occurred and regard it as ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM.

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    canyousayhasbeen Says:

    It really is about time psychologists gave a name to whatever personality disorder Angelina Jolie suffers from, because “narcissistic control freak with a Mother Teresa complex” (see also: Princess Diana, Mia Farrow) is a bit of a mouthful. Anyway, Angie must have pissed off someone at the Times, because today the paper does a mild hatchet job on her, raking over various details that we already knew: She micro-manages all aspects of her tabloid interviews especially her coverage in People; she supposedly doesn’t employ a publicist or agent; she and Brad make a big song and dance about giving the proceeds of their media deals to charity, but only a small slice seems to reach the beneficiaries; and, most importantly, when that ***** Jennifer Aniston is winning the hearts and minds of US Weekly readers, all Ang has to is don a headscarf, be photographed helping the tragedy-stricken in a third world country, and she’s back in the game.

    The article fails, however, to investigate the two most fascinating mysteries about Angelina, namely: Why, if she’s so, in Bonnie Fuller’s words, “scary smart,” is she literally incapable of choosing a script that doesn’t suck? It’s hard to think of another actress of her fame and earning power who has never made a critically-acclaimed film. Also, inquiring minds want to know: Exactly how many cosmetic surgeries has she had, and who did them?

    In other Angelina news this morning, the Daily Mail has posted pictures of her naked ass from her recent film Wanted, which is a useful coincidence. Or is it?

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    canyousayhasbeen Says:

    http://cityfile.com/dailyfile/3160

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    PersianCutie Says:

    hahahaha that was actually a good article. i just love what Brad told. “reunion is nice!” hahahaha that is harsh. i mean who talk like that about his woman. it seems Brad was talking about his buddy. reunion is nice?! hahahaha i like it. i thought faniston told Brad was so in love with Aniston during 2004! hahahah

    oh honey Angie told she slept with 5 men right after her split with Billy Bob. not recently. is it her problem that some UK’s tabloid get her interviews and use it like she told it yesterday while she told that in 2003? what amuses me is Angie told the exact thing in her other interviews in 2004 as well. that she has lovers. i guess this story makes Aniston more liar. she was ignoring the fact that they were spliting even when her then husband was thinking talking on the phone and reunion once in a time is nice. hahahaha actually that article is bad for faniston in every aspects. thanks for a laugh after a long day at uni.

    bye fans and have fun.

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    milla Says:

    liar

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    PersianCutie Says:

    for the record before i leave it seems BEYONCE’s post was deleted. my post was about an article from 2004 which was trying to put Angie as a liar. sorry for those who misunderstood it.

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    bdj Says:

    canyousayhasbeen @ 11/22/2008 at 9:35
    Yep Poor Pathetic Whiny(X) days in Hollyweird are numbered but hey the girl is not going down without a fight or a good Whine. Meanwhile, AJ is the biggest star in the Universe. You can whine about her but you cannot ignore her. The power of the Jolie.

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    JM Says:

    oh i see the stinking troll is back,lol

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    African Girl Says:

    Good God! What in the world was that on JJ’s front page? That picture is gawd awful and anyone who still thinks Jared is being paid by Huvane should think again because…THAT PICTURE IS GAWD AWFUL!!!!!!

    Anyhoo, I don’t get why some are upset over the NY Times Article, I mean it has done so many thing on some many levels, it’s like manna from heaven.

    1) It shows how tabliodish the main stream media has become.

    2) It shows that THE JOLIE is everybody’s fail safe plan.

    3) It shows that THE JOLIE is one SMART WOMAN.

    4) It shows that in the face of anything THE JOLIE always comes out on top.

    5) It makes me laugh thinking of how other celebrities pay others to do what THE JOLIES does so effortlessly.

    6) It pleases me to imagine a certain someone crying her house because once again, THE JOLIE is the talk of town despite the fact that she is god knows where and she didn’t have to stick her bum in the air of go on a pretend date with her pretend boyfriend.

    7) It’s made me realize calling AJ…AJ does not capture the real essence if AJ, so from now on it’s THE JOLIE for moi!

    Seriously, who else can have two media houses going at each other’s throats like this if not THE JOLIE!!!

    ALL HAIL THE POWER OF THE JOLIE!!!!

    :) :) :)

    PS
    That picture of JA…was…was she trying to be cute? Really?

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    UK fans Says:

    canyousayhasbeen @ 11/22

    —————————-why not call Jen’s shrink,jen said she’s seeing a
    psychiatrist to get her head straightened out.

    That shot of Angelina’s b*tt has been on the dailymail site for a week

    as for critiaclly acclaimed films—-the person who wrote that article is laughable,does she live under a rock.ENOUGH SAID

    I SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN X AND YOUR FANS,YOU’LL NEVER WIN.ANGELINA WINS ALL THE TIME.WATCH AND LEARN.WHY DO YOU THINK AFTER 4 YEARS SHE STILL AT THE TOP.

  383. 383
    HOT ANGIE Says:

    The list is an international who’s who of hot models and actresses, with six continents represented and two lovely ladies from the United States scoring slots in the top 10.
    PHOTOS: E!’S SEXY WOMEN LIST
    PHOTOS: VICTORIA’S SECRET RUNWAY SHOW
    The ever-smoldering and Angelina Jolie – who recently gave birth to twins – nabbed third place while Scarlett Johansson’s buxom blond beauty put her fifth on the list.

  384. 384
    bdj Says:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20081122_Angelina_Jolie__media_genius.html

    Angelina Jolie, media genius

    By EMILY GUENDELSBERGER guendee@phillynews.com
    WHAT DOES the New York Times business section have in common with US Weekly? Well, now they’ve both used anonymous sources in articles about Angelina Jolie.

    But while US’s latest tipster provides lurid details from the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the Times quotes two anonymous insiders involved with the $14 million deal the Jolie and partner Brad Pitt cut with People for the first pictures of their twin daughters in August.

    The sources claim that part of the deal put on the auction block was not just money, but that the winning bidder would provide only positive coverage of the Jolie-Pitt family in the future.

    The Times investigative piece, titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image,” yesterday edged out articles on sexy topics like the seized-up credit market and falling grain prices to become the most e-mailed article in the business section.

    People, of course, denied that they basically sold editorial content. But as other tabloids delve into the specifics of when exactly Jolie and Pitt first got together (following high-profile comments from Jennifer Aniston in Vogue this month saying that what Jolie did was “uncool”) and whether Pitt was still married at the time, a search of People’s stories on Jolie over the past month turn up . . . something on her new hairdo. The kids being cute. Getting back from doing humintarian work in Afghanistan. Nothing involving Aniston.

    Now, perhaps People has come to the conclusion that damn, “Friends” has been off the air for four years now and Jennifer Aniston has done almost nothing with her time since then except make unsuccessful romantic comedies and garner pity from tabloids. Aniston’s cultural relevance is rooted in the ’90s and People would therefore be best served by keeping up a good relationship with the Jolie-Pitts.

    * But taking a breather before SatTatt gets too media-wonked out, Hello! Magazine quotes Jolie as saying that first few years of her son Pax’s life in a Vietnamese orphanage were so rough that even after two years of living with fabulously wealthy parents, the 5-year-old still hides food for later. He does it “even though we explain there will be more tomorrow,” Jolie said.

    So . . . there’s that. SatTatt hasn’t rescued any hungry children from a probable life of poverty lately, much less three. Therefore, she is willing to overlook the fact that Jolie, who made out with her brother in public, wore around a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood and got serious with the husband of a rather beloved sitcom actress and emerged from it all with a great public image, clearly has all us media folk wrapped around her little finger.

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    LOLattheloon Says:

    LOL at the loons. *poking you with a stick*
    Losers.
    Your s.k.ank is going down in flames and there is nothing you can do about it.

    She’s so old and worn out, you guys need to find yourself a new idol , not a worn out 33 year old single mom with six kids.

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    People Mag get to work Says:

    I hope People get the photos christmas time from the Ethiopian clinic.I want to BUY copies for me,my mom,my sisters.Angelina Jolie on the cover I BUY.

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    bdj Says:

    philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20081122_Angelina_Jolie__media_genius.html
    Angelina Jolie, media genius

    WHAT DOES the New York Times business section have in common with US Weekly? Well, now they’ve both used anonymous sources in articles about Angelina Jolie.

    But while US’s latest tipster provides lurid details from the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the Times quotes two anonymous insiders involved with the $14 million deal the Jolie and partner Brad Pitt cut with People for the first pictures of their twin daughters in August.

    The sources claim that part of the deal put on the auction block was not just money, but that the winning bidder would provide only positive coverage of the Jolie-Pitt family in the future.

    The Times investigative piece, titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image,” yesterday edged out articles on sexy topics like the seized-up credit market and falling grain prices to become the most e-mailed article in the business section.

    People, of course, denied that they basically sold editorial content. But as other tabloids delve into the specifics of when exactly Jolie and Pitt first got together (following high-profile comments from Jennifer Aniston in Vogue this month saying that what Jolie did was “uncool”) and whether Pitt was still married at the time, a search of People’s stories on Jolie over the past month turn up . . . something on her new hairdo. The kids being cute. Getting back from doing humintarian work in Afghanistan. Nothing involving Aniston.

    Now, perhaps People has come to the conclusion that damn, “Friends” has been off the air for four years now and Jennifer Aniston has done almost nothing with her time since then except make unsuccessful romantic comedies and garner pity from tabloids. Aniston’s cultural relevance is rooted in the ’90s and People would therefore be best served by keeping up a good relationship with the Jolie-Pitts.

    * But taking a breather before SatTatt gets too media-wonked out, Hello! Magazine quotes Jolie as saying that first few years of her son Pax’s life in a Vietnamese orphanage were so rough that even after two years of living with fabulously wealthy parents, the 5-year-old still hides food for later. He does it “even though we explain there will be more tomorrow,” Jolie said.

    So . . . there’s that. SatTatt hasn’t rescued any hungry children from a probable life of poverty lately, much less three. Therefore, she is willing to overlook the fact that Jolie, who made out with her brother in public, wore around a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood and got serious with the husband of a rather beloved sitcom actress and emerged from it all with a great public image, clearly has all us media folk wrapped around her little finger.

  388. 388
    bdj Says:

    philly.com

    Angelina Jolie, media genius

    WHAT DOES the New York Times business section have in common with US Weekly? Well, now they’ve both used anonymous sources in articles about Angelina Jolie.

    But while US’s latest tipster provides lurid details from the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the Times quotes two anonymous insiders involved with the $14 million deal the Jolie and partner Brad Pitt cut with People for the first pictures of their twin daughters in August.

    The sources claim that part of the deal put on the auction block was not just money, but that the winning bidder would provide only positive coverage of the Jolie-Pitt family in the future.

    The Times investigative piece, titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image,” yesterday edged out articles on sexy topics like the seized-up credit market and falling grain prices to become the most e-mailed article in the business section.

    People, of course, denied that they basically sold editorial content. But as other tabloids delve into the specifics of when exactly Jolie and Pitt first got together (following high-profile comments from Jennifer Aniston in Vogue this month saying that what Jolie did was “uncool”) and whether Pitt was still married at the time, a search of People’s stories on Jolie over the past month turn up . . . something on her new hairdo. The kids being cute. Getting back from doing humintarian work in Afghanistan. Nothing involving Aniston.

    Now, perhaps People has come to the conclusion that damn, “Friends” has been off the air for four years now and Jennifer Aniston has done almost nothing with her time since then except make unsuccessful romantic comedies and garner pity from tabloids. Aniston’s cultural relevance is rooted in the ’90s and People would therefore be best served by keeping up a good relationship with the Jolie-Pitts.

    * But taking a breather before SatTatt gets too media-wonked out, Hello! Magazine quotes Jolie as saying that first few years of her son Pax’s life in a Vietnamese orphanage were so rough that even after two years of living with fabulously wealthy parents, the 5-year-old still hides food for later. He does it “even though we explain there will be more tomorrow,” Jolie said.

    So . . . there’s that. SatTatt hasn’t rescued any hungry children from a probable life of poverty lately, much less three. Therefore, she is willing to overlook the fact that Jolie, who made out with her brother in public, wore around a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood and got serious with the husband of a rather beloved sitcom actress and emerged from it all with a great public image, clearly has all us media folk wrapped around her little finger.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20081122_Angelina_Jolie__media_genius.html
    Entire article at link.
    Angelina Jolie, media genius

    WHAT DOES the New York Times business section have in common with US Weekly? Well, now they’ve both used anonymous sources in articles about Angelina Jolie.

    But while US’s latest tipster provides lurid details from the set of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” the Times quotes two anonymous insiders involved with the $14 million deal the Jolie and partner Brad Pitt cut with People for the first pictures of their twin daughters in August.

    The sources claim that part of the deal put on the auction block was not just money, but that the winning bidder would provide only positive coverage of the Jolie-Pitt family in the future.

    The Times investigative piece, titled “Angelina Jolie’s Carefully Orchestrated Image,” yesterday edged out articles on sexy topics like the seized-up credit market and falling grain prices to become the most e-mailed article in the business section.

    People, of course, denied that they basically sold editorial content. But as other tabloids delve into the specifics of when exactly Jolie and Pitt first got together (following high-profile comments from Jennifer Aniston in Vogue this month saying that what Jolie did was “uncool”) and whether Pitt was still married at the time, a search of People’s stories on Jolie over the past month turn up . . . something on her new hairdo. The kids being cute. Getting back from doing humintarian work in Afghanistan. Nothing involving Aniston.

    Now, perhaps People has come to the conclusion that damn, “Friends” has been off the air for four years now and Jennifer Aniston has done almost nothing with her time since then except make unsuccessful romantic comedies and garner pity from tabloids. Aniston’s cultural relevance is rooted in the ’90s and People would therefore be best served by keeping up a good relationship with the Jolie-Pitts.

  390. 390
    bdj Says:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/nov/22/hollywood-cops-changeling-film

    LAPD blues
    Hollywood cops have had a bad rap on screen, says David Stubbs. But could their corruption, cover-ups and racism be even worse in real life?

    It’s fair to say that no police department has been given a harder time by Hollywood than its own protection force, LA’s finest. Changeling, the latest Clint Eastwood movie stars Angelina Jolie as a woman whose son is abducted, then “restored” to her by an LAPD anxious to clear their books and boost their profile. Turns out, however, that the boy is an impersonator who read about the kidnapping. Changeling has been preceded, in recent years, by the likes of LA Confidential (1997), Training Day (2001), Street Kings (2008) starring Keanu Reeves, and the upcoming Lakeview Terrace, starring Samuel L Jackson as a malign veteran cop.

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    Doug Liman get to work Says:

    79 QQQQ @ 11/21/2008 at 8:59 pm

    Entertainment Weekly magazine:

    The 50 Sexiest Movies Ever!

    3. MR. & MRS. SMITH (2005)

    The power couple as action heroes: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a movie about John and Jane, married assassins who must take each other out with really big guns, which ends up turning them on — on screen and in real life, as it happened.

    Sexiest Moment Angry, aroused, and armed to the teeth, they hit the dance floor to surreptitiously pat each other down. Quips hubby to his touchy-feely wife: ”That’s all John, sweetheart.”

    Via BaFans
    ___________________

    Doug release the sex scene in Mr and Mrs Smith,I’ll be first in line to buy 2 copies and one for whinny.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996335.html?categoryId=2022&cs=1

    Thesps shift from drama to comedy
    Tears, laughs all in a year’s work for contenders
    By KRISTOPHER TAPLEY

    With roles in both Van Sant’s Harvey Milk biopic and Green’s stoner comedy, Franco is one of just a handful of thesps straddling the line between drama and comedy this year. Brad Pitt (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Burn After Reading”), Meryl Streep (“Doubt,” “Mamma Mia!”), Emma Thompson (“Brideshead Revisited,” “Last Chance Harvey”) and Greg Kinnear (“Flash of Genius,” “Ghost Town”) are a few examples.

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    JM Says:

    Did maniston take out her green contacts,that ugly mug has glasses on in the latest pics,still homely looking,lol,oh mayer let her down easy when you dump her again,lol

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    andjddd Says:

    One thing is for sure – jolie has the dumbest fans.

    You guys are more dumb then her to buy the crap.

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    andjddd Says:

    has People ever written a negative article about jolie?

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    bdj Says:

    Embo
    The complete top 10 of E!’s Sexiest Women In The World:
    1. Karolina Kurkova
    2. Bar Rafaeli
    3. Angelina Jolie

    *******
    Wow Mama Angie in the to 5 and she has was pregnant with twins. The power of the Jolie. Meanwhile, Whiny(X) did the crotch and ass* show throughout Mexico and Malibu and her sympathetic Cable Entertainment News Channel did not put her in the top ten. Low blow. Maybe she will make the top ten whiniest women in the world
    1. Rosanne Barr
    2. Aniston
    3. Elizabeth on the View
    4. Aniston
    5. Whiny(X)

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    Mrs. Black Says:

    I find it very interesting that the week Aniston was featured on the NY Times Magazine, they come out with an article bashing Angelina. I would say JA won the PR prize here, BUT one has to wonder exactly what she and Huvane promised the Times in exchange for the juxtaposition of her on the cover and an article bashing Angie the same week.

    I would say the NY Times has some explaining to do, not People.

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    anoble Says:

    Good Morning JP fans

    I hope everyone is having a great Saturday.

    Please check out this great interactive site where Angie reads excerpts from her Congo journal.
    http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/congojournal/

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    anoble Says:

    African Girl @ 11/22/2008 at 9:56 am
    ALL HAIL THE POWER OF THE JOLIE!!!!

    ————————————————————————
    Love it!!!

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    lulu Says:

    # 330 CLINIQUA @ 11/22/2008 at 3:11 am By Access Hollywood 31 minutes ago — E! entertainment television has just named supermodel Karolina Kurkova the sexiest woman in the world. Second place on E!’s sexiest list went to Israeli model Bar Rafaeli, who has been linked to Leonardo DiCaprio. Coming in third was Angelina Jolie, while Tom Brady’s babe, Bundchen, finished fourth and Scarlett Johansson rounded out the top five.

    The complete top 10 of E!’s Sexiest Women In The World

    1. Karolina Kurkova
    2. Bar Rafaeli
    3. Angelina Jolie
    4. Gisele Bundchen
    5. Scarlett Johansson
    6. Adriana Lima
    7. Heidi Klum
    8. Penelope Cruz
    9. Manuela Arcuri
    10. Shakira

    ———–

    What ? Maniston with her new nose, new lips, new augmented boob, and always “accidentally” seen by the razzi in that tooooo small bikini parading those ass,*** and cooch from Hawaii, Florida, Malibu, Mexico the whole god damn year didn’t make the list , while Angie was pregnant in almost half of the year. was in top 3. hahaha….

    I bet Huvaniston is calling E for a recount.

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    JM Says:

    Thanks anoble for the link.

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    Oh no Mrs Black Says:

    The score for Angelina is 24%

    The score for Jen in the Aricle is 9%

    The average for females is 18%

    jen and Huvane are p*ssed

    The article is saying Angelina is smart she doesn’t pay anyone 15%.

    I dont see anyone talking about Jen’s article,people have already forgotten that Jen has a movie coming up.If jen promosed NYT something then she’s the fool we all know,she lost big time.Oh and Angelina has Brad.

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    anoble Says:

    just cause OSU and that state up north are playing today!

    GO BUCKS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx5TVBf6cWM&feature=related

  404. 404
    repost Says:

    love it @ 11/22/2008 at 8:25 am

    NYTimes, Seeking Page Hits, Finds Backlash

    Author: Ryan Adams
    22 Nov

    For me, the best part of yesterday’s New York Times article about Angelina Jolie is seeing so many of their readers ridicule the Times for stooping to the same supermarket tabloid scandalmongering it pretends to “investigate.”

    2. As a PR professional, I find Ms. Jolie more adept at messaging and consistent use of talking points than many who have been in our industry for years. Should she decide to leave the motion picture industry, she’d surely be in high demand as the head of her own agency. Other public figures would do well to study the way she has developed her philanthropy and image – she is a total professional. — Marsha, Santa Cruz, CA

    6. Audrey Hepburn’s humanitarian spirit, finely tuned to the 21st century, lives on in Ms Jolie. I can think of no greater compliment. — jordyray, Minneapolis, MN

    15. Who cares? It seems to me that your petty account of this is a greater testament to the deplorable state of contemporary culture than a woman who should by any reasonable standards be left alone. Great investigative journalism, pal. — mopface, new york

    18. When I started this article, I wanted to snark. But when I ended it I thought, wow, she’s got the beast under control. The media beast didn’t eat her. It’s wearing her collar. Who else can say that? Nobody else in the world. — Patricia, Pasadena, CA
    There’s a lot more.

    30. I don’t have a problem with this. The magazine money is flowing back to their charities and helping people in war-torn countries. Rock on, Angie. — deb1632, Torrance, CA

    34. This story only reminded me that the Times, equally concerned about access to its subjects, has published stories that sell ideas like WMD in Iraq. It’s hard to get worked up about People when the result is celebrity photos. — NoDogInThisFight, Canada

    52. Bravo to Angie! She’s put a lease on the monster. If at times they resent it they’ve only themselves to blame. — Peggy, Glens Falls, NY

    78. Maybe Angelina should run for VP. At least she has a progressive worldview and doesn’t need protection from witchcraft. Though… I understand Jennifer Aniston is not too pleased with her. — Diane, NJ

    82. Ms. Jolie is an amazing actor who is adept at managing her persona. No one should expect they are getting real insights in to any public persons life through People magizine and the like. All media is manipulation. The wise know how to use power to their advantage. Clearly Ms. Jolie uses her power to get what she wants out of life. Good for her. — Thomas, Mansfield, TX

    84. Why is this article so prominently placed? It should be buried in the Arts and Leisure section. Unless I sense an editorial shift at work, in which case can we expect tomorrow’s page to feature profiles of WWF celebrities… — Gerald Denis, Boston, MA

    108. I admire the tenacity of Angelina Jolie in knowing the limits she wishes to set on her privavcy and on the public image she creates for herself and family. Her humanitarian devotion, love for family and partner and tremendous talent is all that anyone needs to know. We should encourage the press to bring out the positive in everyone. Wouldn’t that change the world and isn’t that what Ms. Jolie is really all about? — LS, Costa Mesa, CA

    110. No, this isn’t really news. However, the Times would do well to start documenting the carefully crafted messages and images that the Bush administration threw upon the American people, and the world, for the last 8 years. Now there’s some fancy PR work. — thinkinghurts, los angeles

    119. I’m guessing the author of this is an all-American girl type who is still angry that her fellow all-American girl Jennifer Anniston was dumped by Brad Pitt. This article reeks of both jealousy as well as pathetic journalism. This so-called author has turned the New York Times into The Enquirer. — Savi, Chicago

    127. Whoever has taken over the front page of this paper must have been hired from the Sun. This actress seems to take the world more seriously than one of the oldest papers in the country. — Inish, America

    awards daily

    YES YES YES. As I wrote yesterday. The NY Times article made Angelina stronger. A,lot of people who probably never thought about writing about Angelina wrote NY Times to tell them they were wrong or Angelina deserved respect.

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    bdj Says:

    Great Review of Benjamin Button. Entire article at link. BEWARE SOME SPOILERS

    http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=321

    The first word on David Fincher’s latest masterpiece…

    You probably shouldn’t read this.

    You should probably cocoon yourself, avoid speculations or declarations and queue for a ticket on Christmas Day (US) or 22 January (UK), when David Fincher’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button will be birthed into the wider world.

    You should probably show some self-discipline.

    But, you know, we don’t always do what we should.

    Still, if you want a pure experience, go away.

    If you want a brief reassurance that your money and time and expectations won’t be wasted, know this: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is brilliant and beautiful and beguiling and any other adulatory adjective you can chuck at a movie. Now go away.

    Still curious?

    OK.

    Pitt’s is a performance so good it could go unnoticed: subtle and seamless and gloriously free from any actorly pretention, any obsequiousness. It could easily be underappreciated amid the sure-to-come hyperbole (here, for starters) about the picture’s digitally-aided aging. And ok, the effects are extraordinary – you see Pitt as a pensioner and then as a young buck, as vital and offensively good looking as he was in Thelma & Louise.

    Yet the effect would fall flat were it not founded on his performance – it is his features that express Benjamin in each age: his eyes that show the man’s wit and tenderness, soul and sorrow. The picture takes a long time to reach its sweet spot, the moment where Benjamin and Daisy (Cate Blanchett) can be together, but the long build makes the sequence all the more exhilarating – and heart-breaking.

    For, yes, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button may well make your eyes leak. But, you know, so can Lethal Weapon if you’ve had a bad day… In this regard, Fincher’s achievement is not just that the film moves you but that it does so without being cloyingly sentimental.

    To credit him is not to diminish Eric Roth’s screenplay – which is a triumph of imagination and expansion, giving substance to themes the F Scott Fitzgerald source story only, at best, hinted at, and soul to characters who were ciphers. But with a needy director, even a fine script can become syrupy vomit.

    That potential has always been there with this material – for a film that begs for your affections, that is desperate to ingratiate. This is why the director of Se7en and Fight Club was considered, in some quarters, a curious fit. But it is why he is perfect for it. Instead of crassly manipulating your emotions, Fincher exercises his usual scrupulous control, creating a real world for this ridiculous conceit, ensuring the high concept does not dwarf the people.

    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button makes you consider the world anew… at least for a moment (but probably for a lot longer). It is about love, yes, and it is about Death: an event as inevitable as the rising of the sun, as the turning of the Earth. To be, perhaps, schmaltzy – in a way the film would never countenance – it says the grave need not

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    anoble Says:

    one more for the Michigan fans

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq0rDXZKEIQ&feature=related

    Ok I’m done picking on them at least until after the game!

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    African Girl Says:

    How can anyone think NY Times is Team Aniston??!!

    Come on guys, use your heads!!

    1) They write an article practically calling Angelina Jolie…THE JOLIE the smartest woman in showbiz…not just showbiz, the BUSINESS WORLD as a whole seeing as they put the article on PAGE 1 of the Media and Advertising Section (Haaaaaaaa!! Rotflmao!), Because of that article…people are imploring YAHOO to learn from Angelina Jolie…THE JOLIE and she is getting praised front, left and center for “Controlling the Beast that is the Media”

    2) They write an article…a Q and A article with Jennifer Aniston asking her questions that should be directed at a 6yrs old.

    “What is your favorite TV?
    “How did you feel seeing yourself on screen for the first time?
    “Do you watch friends? Did you ever watch your father on TV?
    “How much do you hate camera phone

    Goodness Gracious! They are all but telling us there isn’t much going in up there with this woman, so let’s keep it fluffy.

    People, People, People…please, think about it coz it couldn’t be more obvious what is going on here, NY TIMES has picked a side and I gotta tell ya, it’s not the side many of you think… except of course if the plan was to make Jennifer Aniston come of more idiotic than she usually does coz they did a FINE JOB of it!! :lol:

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    Mrs. Black Says:

    Oh no Mrs Black @ 11/22/2008 at 10:46 am

    But don’t you find it interesting that JA comes out on the cover of the mag and then someone at the Times writes an article on AJ and in the terms of another news source (can’t remember it) it is an unprecedented article for the NYT.
    Just makes me wonder what went down. I believe JA is the biggest media wh*re out there and would do anything to keep her name relevant. So I jsut wonder what was promised to the Times in return for the juxtaposition of the magazine and the article. That’s all.

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    anoble Says:

    I love Angie’s interaction with the kid reporters at the beginning of this vid

    Angelina Jolie- Feel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z-69QKNZJ4

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    cassie Says:

    Andjddd, Has People ever written a negative article about Reese,,Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Cameron Diaz or any other actress

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    anoble Says:

    a favorite of mine – love the song

    Jolie-Pitt FAMILY Album
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci4pr69pCPo

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    African Girl Says:

    Yikes! Sorry guys, I posted that on the JA thread.

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    bdj Says:

    Please everyone knows People Magazine is celebrity friendly. If t hey have not ***** slapped Whiny(X) and Huvane for all the lies they planted in People Magazine, retraction in other rags and highlighting Jen’s boring every move, then it is safe to say that People Magazine kiss up to celebrities. However, they are the shining light of the Weeklies. US WEAKLY is People’s Magazine evil step sister. Outta Touch and Lies and Lies are 3rd rate cousins.

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    solid Says:

    Oh no Mrs Black @ 11/22/2008 at 10:46 am
    The score for Jen in the Aricle is 9%
    _________________________________
    Hey, that was a joke. In article not mentioned what score Man have. :-D Give Man some credit, how about 10%. Anyone? No? Sold!

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    anoble Says:

    from one of my most favorite cyber buddies :)

    Angelina & Brad: Memories of Us
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_K-t-CmQoI

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    bdj Says:

    I reads like an article on Teen Beat. Zac and Vanesa can answer such enlightening questions and give a better interview.

    African Girl @ 11/22/2008 at 11:05 am

    How can anyone think NY Times is Team Aniston??!!

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    bdj Says:

    It reads like an article on Teen Beat, Whiny(X) interview in NYT. Can’t watch the morning show and type.

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    anoble Says:

    omg, Angie gets mentioned by Everyone – was watching a clip from one of my favorite comedians – Jeff Dunham
    his puppet wants Angie to adopt him

    whole clip is funny but Angie’s mention comes in at around the 3:25 mark

    Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special – Peanut part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0iX7uFCn_8

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    Kate Says:

    Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer are the biggest fakes and the ones that are more guilty of being bogus. NY Times have turned into shi#.

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    mimi Says:

    I do not trust People. They are not telling the truth. They will deny of course, but who will believe them? I don’t for sure.

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    move on Says:

    mimi @ 11/22/2008 at 12:16 pm

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    topbrit Says:

    # 333
    was this vote before of after jolie had a visit to her plastic surgeon.either way you may as well post on this fake b**chs looks because after all she has nothing else to offer,no substance,no morals,no concience,no grip on reality,no mental balance etc etc etc.btw is everything in usa only obtainable if you have ‘looks’ then.

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    Mrs. Black Says:

    topbrit @ 11/22/2008 at 12:44 pm

    Gosh you want to talk plastic surgery? Gee, Aniston anyone? Lopez? Kidman? Cruise?
    I think you are the deluded one. Angie has a lot more substance than most hollywood stars. But I’m sure your opinion is based on meeting her and after chatting with her over the course of several years.

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    annie Says:

    How did Jennifer Aniston, once America’s Sweetheart, morph into America’s Spinster?

    Tags: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston

    Vogue editor Anna Wintour knows how to sell magazines, which explains the “What Angelina Did Was Very Uncool” line on the cover of the December issue next to Jennifer Aniston’s face. The quote was lifted from an interview in which the former Friends star was asked about Angelina Jolie’s gushing to the magazine in 2007 about falling in love with Brad Pitt while he was still hitched to her. Playing Aniston’s first public comment about Jolie so boldly was a master stroke destined to generate epic buzz.

    For Aniston, though, the incident ushered in yet another of the “Poor Jen! Duped again!” moments that have dogged her since her 2005 divorce from Pitt. Not only did Vogue exploit Aniston’s tepid smackdown, making her appear obsessed with the siren who stole her husband, it squared the two women off against one another more subtly. Astute fashionistas were quick to note that the cover image of Aniston posed on a beach in a cleavage-displaying, off-the-shoulder, red Narciso Rodriguez gown echoed the cover shot of Jolie in January 2007 in which she rocked a cleavage-displaying, off-the-shoulder, red Bill Blass against a sandy backdrop. Jolie’s cover line, however, was a more triumphant “Why Her Real Life is More Romantic Than Any Movie.” The disparity continued inside: in 2007, Jolie was shown with Pitt and their numerous children; in the current issue, Aniston is pictured with her dog Norman.

    Aniston’s Vogue appearance is part of a publicity blitz for her two new movies, Marley & Me, which opens on Dec. 25, and He’s Just Not That Into You, which arrives in February. Neither role, it’s safe to say, will eclipse the one she currently plays in the cultural imagination—that of the archetypal Wronged Wife subject to an endless loop of “Jen Is Devastated!” “Jen Is Furious!” “Jen Gets Revenge!” bogus theorizing. Since her divorce, America’s Sweetheart has morphed into America’s Spinster. The unmarried, childless Aniston has become the tabloids’ Miss Havisham, portrayed as lonely, needy and locked in the past. The website Dlisted.com recently advertised a US$19.95 “Boyfriend Arm Pillow” thus: “Now, every time the Jennifer Aniston in your life calls you, wanting to whine for hours about how they are so f–king lonely and their cats are even giving them the side-eye, you can simply say, ‘Aniston in my life, go canoodle with the Boyfriend Arm Pillow I got you for Christmas.’ ” Celebrity gossip site PerezHilton.com refers to her cruelly as “Maniston.”

    Her alleged tribulations sell big time. “We can’t get enough of her,” says Dina Sansing, entertainment director at US Weekly, where every issue features at least one Aniston photo or story. She’s No. 2 on the “Most Valuable Celebrity Faces” of 2008 list in terms of newsstand sales, according to Forbes. (In a rare case of tabloids imitating life, “Poor Jen!” was knocked off her No. 1 perch this year by Jolie.) Women relate to her, says Sansing, a bond that dates back to 1994 when Aniston entered homes as flaky, likeable Rachel Green. Female fans flocked to copy Aniston’s haircut, known as “The Rachel.” And now they rally to share her pain—as well as a schadenfreude thrill.

    Aniston’s position atop the tabloid pantheon was cemented with her union with Pitt, whom she met Hollywood cute in 1998 through their mutual agent. The merger of America’s Sweetheart and the World’s Sexiest Man in 2000 was a lavish event that featured a 40-person gospel choir and fireworks over the Pacific. They were the king and queen of the Hollywood prom, with matching tans and blond streaks. When they split Aniston was poised for post-Friends career breakout; initially she was the one blamed for being unwilling to “have Brad’s babies,” to employ tabloid lexicon. When Jolie’s involvement became known, Aniston became the object of sympathy, and pity. After all, what chance did the Girl Next Door have against the Girl From the Next Galaxy? The New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane summed up perception of Jolie’s snaring of Pitt: “She took one look at the world’s most widely desired man and scooped him up with no more ado than a Parisian grande dame tucking a chihuahua into her clutch bag.”

    The scandal was likened to Eddie Fisher leaving Debbie Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor in the ’60s. But back then there wasn’t a celebrity media complex ready to pounce on Reynolds’ every humiliation, real or imagined. For the wounded Aniston, the salt poured down, beginning with an arty 60-page photo spread in the June 2005 W titled “Domestic Bliss,” in which Pitt and Jolie presided over a band of little blond Brads.

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    annie Says:

    Aniston shot back with a tearful Vanity Fair interview in which she admitted to being hurt and lonely and denied rumours that she didn’t want children: “That really pissed me off. I’ve never in my life said I didn’t want to have children. I did and I do and I will!”

    The trendy L.A. store Kitson capitalized on the conflict, selling “Team Aniston” and “Team Jolie” T-shirts. “Team Aniston” outsold 25-to-one in the beginning, reports owner Fraser Ross. Elaine Lui, founder of the popular celebrity gossip blog Laineygossip.com and an eTalk reporter, believes Aniston’s plight taps into female anxiety. “There’s a fear among many women that their husband is going to work one day and hook up with the hot colleague,” she says. “So every time they see Jennifer Aniston’s face they can’t help but feel for her or support her, not because they like her but because they feel a vote for her is a vote for themselves.”

    As part of the most mused-upon triangle since Euclid, Aniston’s now intractably tethered to Pitt and Jolie in a perverse geometry: for every “Brangelina’s Baby Joy” headline, there’s the inevitable “Jen Alone in Malibu!” sidebar. In the gravitas sweepstakes, she’s the lesser, a sun lamp eclipsed by a supernova. As Pitt and Jolie tour refugee camps and rebuild New Orleans, she’s photographed bagging rays in Cabo and dating a series of child-men, most lately the singer John Mayer, which sparked the recent Life & Style cover line: “Having More Surgery for John?”

    Aniston’s post-Pitt hookups, which include Vince Vaughn, her co-star in The Break-Up, have the whiff of publicity stunt. Lui views Aniston’s relationship with Mayer, whose conquests include Jessica Simpson and who’s nine years her junior, as an attempted “Screw you” to Jolie: “She’s saying, ‘I’m 40 but I can still bag a younger man and change him.’ I almost feel sorry for her talking about her like this, it’s so misguided.”

    Aniston’s uterine status is the subject of constant speculation as she approaches the big 4-0. “She’s Having John’s Babies,” announced Star magazine in mid-November, which claimed Aniston was undergoing “secret fertility treatments” to have twins. That same week, In Touch falsely reported it was a fait accompli: “Jen’s Bump Gets Bigger.”

    Of course, obsession with celebrity baby bumps drive newsstand sales. “Her fans are interested in her having a traditional husband and house,” says Sansing. “They’re very eager for her to have this life that we all think she’s wanted for some time.”

    Aniston’s inability—or unwillingness—to fulfill her perceived maternal destiny is magnified exponentially by Jolie’s and Pitt’s relentless child acquisition; they’ve added an average of 1.6 children per year to their family. Yet Jolie’s Earth Mother status hasn’t interfered with her stellar career. Since 2005, she has made nine movies, two of which generated Oscar buzz.

    Aniston has made seven, two with cringe-inducing, too-close-to-life titles. As Fug Girls, New York magazine’s fashion blog, observed: “The Break-Up was bad enough, but He’s Just Not That Into You? Honey, no. There’s self-awareness, and then there’s masochism.”

    It’s as if the lens trained on Aniston is fated to dredge up the past. She’s photographed often with former Friends co-star Courteney Cox, reminding the public of Rachel; in a Smart Water ad, she’s surrounded by children of various ethnicities, summoning inevitable comparison to Jolie; her recent guest appearance on 30 Rock as a stalker sent up her real-life victim persona.

    Lui believes the focus on Aniston as victim is misbegotten. “I think we need to examine ourselves as a society,” she says. “For some reason we love the soap opera aspect of a weak victim like Jennifer Aniston and the mobilization to rally around her.” She sees Aniston as hostage to her own publicity: “She sold this image of herself and now she can’t shake it. She has become the poster girl for crying yourself to sleep at night.”

    It’s a label Aniston tries to shake: “This whole ‘Poor lonely Jen’ thing, this idea that I’m so unlucky in love? I actually feel I’ve been unbelievably lucky in love,” she told Vogue. “Just because at this stage my life doesn’t have the traditional framework to it—the husband and the two kids and the house in Connecticut—it’s mine. It’s my experience. And if you don’t like the way it looks, then stop looking at it!”

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    annie Says:

    That’s not going to happen, especially now that Pitt’s promoting The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which also opens on Dec. 25. Brangelina domestic bliss will be displayed large, as in the “private” photographs Pitt took of Jolie displayed in the November issue of W.

    Appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show in mid-November, Aniston tried to distance herself from the breakup: “I don’t go there,” she said. “It’s a hundred years old for Chrissakes.” Still, Winfrey stoked the embers, asking Aniston if she wanted to beat Pitt at the box office. “What am I going to say?” she replied, “Can we do a tie?” No chance of that. The next week, she was “Devastated Jen” once again on the cover of Star, once again the proxy for the real world of broken dreams.

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    move on Says:

    either way you may as well post on this fake b**chs looks because after all she has nothing else to offer,no substance,no morals,no concience,no grip on reality,no mental balance etc etc etc.btw is everything in usa only obtainable if you have ‘looks’ then.
    YOU DESCRIBE JEN PERFECTLY

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    annie Says:

    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/20/poor-needy-pathetic-desperate-jen/2/

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    Ms.JOLIE4ever! Says:

    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: Angelina Jolie’s “Amazing”
    Saturday November 22, 2008

    Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/FilmMagic
    Buzz up!Jennifer Aniston isn’t a fan of Angelina Jolie, but Christiane Amanpour sure is.

    “Angelina does an amazing job in terms of her capacity to highlight issues and problems around the world and with her humanitarian and human rights work,” Amanpour, who is the Chief International Correspondent for CNN, told Usmagazine.com at the Justice & Human Rights Bridge Dedication Gala on Wednesday in NYC. She said she has no plans to interview the celeb.

    Jolie recently visited Afghanistan as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency where she met with refugees who had recently returned to their homes.

    In September, Jolie and Brad Pitt gave $2 million to fund a children’s health clinic in Ethiopia, where their 3-year-old daughter Zahara was born.

    See Brangelina’s family album.

    The center, which will focuse on serving children with tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, is run by the Global Health Committee.

    “It is our hope when Zahara is older, she will take responsibility of the clinic and continue its mission,” Pitt said in a statement.

    The Jolie-Pitts run a similar clinic in Cambodia — where their 7-year-old son Maddox was born — called Maddox Chivan Children’s Center.

    “Our goal is to transfer the success we have had in Cambodia to Ethiopia where people are needlessly dying of tuberculosis, a curable disease, and HIV/AIDS, a treatable disease,” Jolie said in a statement.

    http://www.usmagazine.com/news/christiane-amanpour-angelina-jolies-amazing

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/angelina-jolie-call-me-and-clint-clintelina_article_12303

    LONDON, U.K. –

    Almost every day, world-famous couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are referred to in the news as “Brangelina” — and the “Changeling” star said she doesn’t mind, despite rumors to the contrary.

    “Honestly, I don’t have a thought either way,” she told the U.K.‘s Telegraph. “Although on the set of ‘Changeling,’ [director] Clint [Eastwood] was calling us ‘Clintelina.’ I think that sounds funnier.”

    The New York Times reported on Thursday that the term, a combination of their names, “irked” the couple, and noted its absence in People Magazine’s August 18 cover story — alleging that People traded “positive coverage” of the couple in exchange for the right to buy the first pictures of their newborn twins, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon. A People rep told the Times the accusations were “categorically false.”

    But talking to the Telegraph, Angelina seemed more concerned about spending time with her clan than who called her what. While she told the newspaper she and Brad were “sure” their growing family would keep expanding, the actor’s latest film, Quentin Tarantino’s World War II drama “Inglourious ********,” has kept him away from their six kids.

    “I’ve not been on the set of ‘Inglourious ********,’ she said, joking, “this is a Tarantino film, so we’re thinking, ‘What’s a good day to bring children on set?”

    Still, being in Germany for Brad’s latest movie has had its upside.

    “Traveling with the family is fun,” she said. “The other day, when we flew from LA to Germany, all of us had terrible jet-lag. The children kept waking up, so we all got up, turned on the TV, made snacks, and were up until 4 AM. We laughed our heads off — the kids are some of the funniest people Brad and I have ever met.”

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    ellie Says:

    All stars mulipulate the media for P.R. , promote there movies ect. (ALL) thats nothing new..

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    aeon Says:

    Oh listen oh stupid one (#388 & #389)

    People is not a RAG like US or L&S and the rest. They are an entertainment news magazine. They don’t bring people down just for a buck. Oh please tell me when have they ever written anything snarky or bad about anyone including your idol. Their reputation is know. So STFU.

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    dina #1 Says:

    I don’t know what is happening with my post. So please forgive me if this shows up twice. The way JJ is going it might show up at all. Peace

    Good morning to all BAMPZSKV fans. I hope everyone is having a wonderdul Saturday. I know it is snowing in some places, therefore be careful walking and driving. It’s raining here, snowing in the mountains.

    bdj, thanks for the wonderful articles. I so look forward to reading what you find.

    African Girl, really good comments. ITAWY.

    Isn’t it beautiful to see all of the positive reaction being generated for Angie? Last night I tried to post comments concerning a segment Showbiz Tonight on Angie. I traced the beginning of her humanitarian works describing how she did this and how it went unnoticed.

    They showed the countries she visited and how dangerous it was. The chronicaled how she came to adopt Maddoc, her involvement in the UN, awards received, the meeting of Brad, no mention of x. The adoption of Z, Shiloh, and Pax.They also talked about Brad’s makeitright, and the joliepitt foundation.

    I thought it was very good and positive. This is abrupt change for SBT when you concern that last week they were running her over the coals over that stupid and childish uncool statement. But I will accept this as it was honest and it talked about her good works.

    Plus there was a survey where 63% said for it was time for x to move on. 37% disagreed.

    I sincerely hope the triangle is dying. People respect Angie and Brad and their family. And so do I.

    guli, please check your e-mail. Peace

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    passing Through Says:

    OT -

    When I read the tabs on Thursday for some reason the Peeps wasn’t on the shelf yet. I was at Wal-mart earlier and decided to look through the Hugh Jackman pix…never actually made it to the story… Anylusting…I was looking through the rest of their pix and I hope their graphic artists got a bonus for this issue…because they Photoshopped the hell out of almost every picture. I barely recognized Daniel Craig! He’s sexy because of his ruggedness…he’s not sexy because he’s pretty, Peeps! Step away from the Photoshop tools and leave the pix alone! They Photoshopped the pix so much that even the guys in the “Under 21″ section looked younger than they are. And who was smoking crack and chose the oldest Jonas brother instead of the one who cheated on Taylor Swift? No offense to the tweeners, but the oldest one is kinda fug.

    But…that’s not the hilarity I wanted to share. If you decided to go flip through the mag…check out the placement of the X article – which really just 4 paragraphs and one of them is about Brad and Angie! BBBWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! How pathetic does your life have to be if a 4 paragraph story on you uses 1 of the paragraphs to talk about your comments about your ex and his new squeeze? The Urinator is gonna be pissed because he barely got a mention…but Brad and Angie got a whole paragraph! BBBWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Those two losers deserve each other…

    Sooooo…what was so special about the placement of the X 1 photo & 4 paragraphs article? It came after a 4 PAGE feature on the ho who caused Eliot Spitzer his political career. FOUR. PARGES. NOT. FOUR. PARAGRAPHS. BBBBWWWHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

    Sooooo…do ya think X was mad when she got her copy of Peeps and saw that she’s not as important – or interesting – as a two-bit ho from Jersey? Now THAT is what’s called poetic justice.

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    Helen Says:

    I have a question….do you guys think that Angie will give the axe to NYT and to Anne Wintour just like she gave it to E!’s Ryan Seacrest?

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    an oldie Says:

    Could you post the Oprah links again if you have them handy, anybody? I tried to look for them on the old thread, but JJ is so slow, it’s frustrating. Thanks in advance.

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    anoble Says:

    an oldie @ 11/22/2008 at 2:33 pm
    Could you post the Oprah links again if you have them handy, anybody? I tried to look for them on the old thread, but JJ is so slow, it’s frustrating. Thanks in advance.

    ——————————————————————————–
    came into the kitchen for more chips (Buckeyes are kicking b*tt) here’s the links

    Brad Pitt on Oprah 19-11-08 part1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ee0wNfwu7k

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    anoble Says:

    Brad Pitt on Oprah 19-11-08 part 2
    ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYWXN0LWSdA&feature=related

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    anoble Says:

    Brad Pitt on Oprah 19-11-08 part 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0IxSRwedus&feature=related

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    an oldie Says:

    Thank you so much, anoble. You are a lifesaver.

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    Reposting Says:

    wonderful comments on Angelina from Christiane Amanpour…love her…to add to that – reposting from this morning’s neer post! Thanks neer!

    neer @ 11/22/2008 at 2:27 am I want to share the following quotes (of various personalities) to the people who are cynical about Angie’s motive in doing her share in helping others:

    “What she has done transcends her physical beauty and really reminds us that it’s what is in the heart, and I really want to commend her for what she’s done in such a serious and thoughtful way.” (Hillary Clinton)

    “I don’t know Angelina Jolie, but I admire her work.” (Barack Obama)

    “Celebrities are doing the work that journalists are not. We can’t afford to be cynical about that….Can you really strike out against Angie and Bono?…Sure, there’s an opinion backlash. People think they are doing it for some sort of ego trip. But the people who are expressing that opinion? What are they doing?” (Marianne Pearl)

    “Angie roughs it. She lives with us in the forest and eats the crickets and the cockroaches the locals eat without thinking twice about it. Whenever I read in magazines about her ‘glorious house in Cambodia,’ I think, What? It’s a shack. I don’t think people believe she has the ability to abandon everything in the West and transpose herself to a situation with malaria and dengue fever and the most extreme poverty. I read about her ‘Hollywood life.’ Well, you can’t live a Hollywood life in this part of Cambodia.” (Stephen Bognar)

    “Their participation has been absolutely essential to the mainstreaming of these global issues into American life, which is why I find so ridiculous the cynicism, the pundits who disdain this. They misunderstand how our society works, and they misjudge these people, their leadership. No good deed goes unpunished, and it’s certainly true of this activity. Angelina goes at it with utter honesty, hard work and a deep feeling for the common faith of humanity. There’s no doubt about that or about her love for her children. And yet the amount of chattering that goes on about it is endless and preposterous, in my view” (Jeffrey Sachs)

    “OK.Now, your daughter, Angelina Jolie. You know, we checked her out. I don’t know whether you know this or not. Big investigation on her. And we found out she walks the walk, that she gives all the money, millions of dollars and this and that. (Bill O’Reilly talking to Jon Voight)

    “What I don’t understand is the media’s criticism (of Jolie’s) involvement in humanitarian aide and why they question her motives and sincerity..It’s like, Who cares? She’s doing a good job and putting so much of her time and money in the causes.” (Tea Leoni)

    “These people don’t need additional focus or respect. I’m not that cynical at all. Angelina has given not only her time, but her money to assist people who need it most….In the past, entertainers have usually led selfish and egotistical lives so I like it when I see people like Angelina trying so hard. I think she has raised some awareness and that she has an extremely good heart.” (Mia Farrow)

    “Her going to Haiti really helped my foundation. It was in a time where she was still pregnant. Haiti being the most dangerous place in the world, for Angelina Jolie to land there—while pregnant—that’s gangster. We respect that to the T.“ (Wyclef Jean)

    “I like them (Angelina & Brad) very much…They’re bright, interested in what’s going on, open to everything, ready to grab everything they can out of life. They’re not wasting a lot of time being movie stars. They’re taking advantage of it to see, listen and learn. “(Leslie Caron)

    “I want to congratulate Angelina because it’s been a very long time since I’ve been in this business and I’ve never met a person who has such a good balance between family life, humanitarian efforts, ..and all the extraordinary work that she does in addition to this.” (Dustin Hoffman)

    “I think her humanitarian position has just changed the way actresses and people in the industry think about what they can actually do … to help the world,” (Marc Bauer)

    “Angelina Jolie…just seeing an actress who has been through it all and who doesn’t care what other people say about her — someone who has forged her own path.” (Olivia Wilde)
    _______________________

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    anoble Says:

    an oldie @ 11/22/2008 at 2:45 pm

    Thank you so much, anoble. You are a lifesaver.
    ————————————————————————————
    you’re welcome – with 10 teenagers cheering at the tv, I needed the break!

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    Reposting Says:

    Reposting….

    _____________________

    BrooksBarnesEXPOSED @ 11/22/2008 at 2:52 am Interesting…from awards….

    Mary B.
    November 22nd, 2008 at 12:51 am

    The posts supporting and/or defending Angelina Jolie here are simply a direct result of ridiculous attacks on her. No sane person likes unfair attacks on others. I love how we are supposed to be in a cult of Angelina lovers. I’d say that just the opposite seems to exist because I keep reading the same bizarre words and accusations against her in a lot of places on the net. That cannot be a coincidence.

    There are a few certified Jolie attackers here who don’t make a whit of sense babbling on about her as if she is the devil incarnate. Has this site attracted some fundamentalist cult?

    As for the NY Times piece, I also cannot believe the criticisms in it over essentially nothing. The article is pretty much a lot of hot air. It offfers up more speculation and extrapolation than it does facts. What in the world is it “exposing”?

    It has become quite the thing to attack strong women who take control of their lives and try to do some good in the world. That seems to be all I am doing this year – defending strong women who attract ridiculously over the top criticism. I am all for more female power.

    Is someone here really attacking the Jolie Pitt Foundation? Please. Its tax filings are online for all to see as have been the tax forms for Jolie’s other foundation. The JP Foundation makes very generous donations to many causes I also believe in. I don’t see how anyone can criticize their generosity with a straight face. No foundation distributes all its money or it would cease to exist. Do people really not understand this basic concept?

    For the record, the NY Times piece was written by the same “reporter” who did such a terrible job reporting on the WGA strike last year. Brooks Barnes earned a reputation as a hack when he pretty much bought everything the studio moguls, publicists and production companies sold him – also anonymously – and was handed his ass by the writers out there. Take a whiff of him at Nikki Finke’s site – a number of reporters and bloggers completely deconstruct his articles during the strike.

    Little Brooks Barnes is also a wannabe screenwriter.
    _____________

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    GO BUCKS Says:

    42-7 Buckeyes

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Hey all! Just a quick note to say..love the comments and blurbs from all, thanks always, especially to bdj…I was serious about subscribing to People and telling them why! lolol

    Bottomline, for those in the know, and those out of it – everyone knows that People’s coverage is typically only informative or favorable to celebs, they don’t lie or bash anyone, so why would Angelina or Brad have to curry favor.

    All I know is, if People is even close to thinking Aniston and her PR are behind their smear job, she will be persona non grata at People.

    I kept noticing that though People has consistently run the Aniston blurbs they’ve been told to run by Huvane (Aniston’s beach outings, Aniston’s concert outings, recent info about Aniston and Peeboy dining out with her Dad, eyewitness reports of how they acted and why, etc.)…one thing that struck me funny was though they did what they were told by Huvane, they always added something – like a round of cocktails, Maniston chain smoking, this last time, Mayer “was nervous and texting furiously under the table.”

    I laughed my ass off, because with that one line, whatever ‘positive’ Huvane THOUGHT he was passing on, got blown out of the water. Hahahaha
    .
    I determined a while ago that People Mag, or someone at People mag didn’t really like getting the missives from Aniston’s PR to write that mundane stupid sh*t…and so was having a bit of fun. People knows where the bodies are buried.

    If Huvane is the one who fed People to the idiot reporter at the nyt, aniston will pay.

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    anoble Says:

    Yeah, GO BUCKS – Little Animal was awesome

    Party Like a Buckeye

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foVqO8_v-0c

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    cassie Says:

    I wonder why the tabs that can’t stand Angie like Star, IT and L&S haven’t put the NYT article on their website unlike last month with the quote about the kids seeing MMS when they get older

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    cassie Says:

    That NYTimes article might backfire Angie is being called a media genius ,a post on Cnet says why can’t Yahoo control their image like AJ. AJ :Oscar winner actress, director ,humanitarian,publicist,mother of 6,partner to 2 time sexiest man alive and MIR founder Brad Pitt .

  449. 449
    dina #1 Says:

    dina #1 427

    This is abrupt change for SBT when you concern that last

    That should read, This is an abrupt change SBT when you consider that last

    Sorry about that. Peace

  450. 450
    an oldie Says:

    # 440 cassie @ 11/22/2008 at 3:34 pm
    I wonder why the tabs that can’t stand Angie like Star, IT and L&S haven’t put the NYT article on their website unlike last month with the quote about the kids seeing MMS when they get older
    ===================

    Good point. I like conspiracy theories, so I think the MMS quote was put in the first NYT article on purpose to bring back an old topic so to allow Maniston to throw Pity Party 2. Without the MMS quote, Maniston would look petty to rehash an old grief. With it, people will say she had all the right to say what she said. That’s why the MMS was blown out of proportion by Huvane’s paid tabloids, just a week before the Rogue cover surfaced.

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    cc Says:

    # 440 cassie @ 11/22/2008 at 3:34 pm

    I don’t think it has anything to do with rather they like/dislike her, but it has everything to do with generating revenue. Let’s face it. Angelina is hot and sells gossip. A lot of people, fans/nonfans, are curious about her.

  452. 452
    thanksgiving Says:

    Sammy @ 11/21/2008 at 11:38 pm
    I believe the New York Times. There was also a article in a over-seas
    paper last week that they were investigating charties. They have
    been given 18 Million or more for pictures, also she is suppose to give 1/3 of her wages. Yet they published that they donated the amount shown by the Times in 2006 which is well below the
    amount they earned. Is it shown on paper anywhere that he really
    donated the money $5 million to New Orleans or is it the people
    that have donated to his fund that are paying for it?
    ===================================================
    You’re so DUMB !!!!

    1) Learn to read tax return and learn the term “calendar year”, meaning you DONT lump 2006, 2007, 2008 earnings into 1 year in your accusation. The 18M mentioned in your post is a cumulative of several years of picture fees. Your mistake: you LUMPED them together.

    When the NYT wrote, “…………………..According to federal filings, the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, the entity through which Mr. Neilson says the couple distributes photo money, has given grants of about $2 million since its creation in 2006…….”

    The reporter is talking about 2M for 2006. So far, there’s only the 2006 tax return available for the public. (Note, the foundation was created sometime in July 2006).

    You CANNOT compare 2M given vs 18M received. You NEED to wait until 2007 and 2008 return to come in before you start comparing.

    2) Please understand a foundation is a separate legal tax entity and is required to file a tax return with the IRS, Note, this tax return is NOT the same as Brad and Angie’s personal tax return. Any money contributed to the foundation belongs to the foundation. It is NO longer Brad and Angie’s money although they have the right to say where the money goes. Neither Brad nor Angie can use any of the money for personal reason. The foundation’s tax return is public record.

    3) The deadline for 2007 tax return is 5/15/08. And with 3 months extension which many corporations always apply, we wont see the 2007 return until sometime in 2009.

    Therefore, until you have all the facts and figures, your saying they donated well below the amount received only showed your IGNORANCE in your understanding of foundation, contrbution, tax etc.

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    passing Through Says:

    # 353 UK fans @ 11/22/2008 at 5:11 am

    The photos in kenya were taken by Mr paparazzi who is from the UK.He is always on the UK tele talking about how they followed Angelina and Brad All through the filming of Mr and Mrs Smith.There was in programme in 2005 on UK television about the paprazzi,one person they followed was Angelina all over the UK.

    They lived outside Angelina’s UK home and followed her everywhere,shopping,airport and film sets.Mr paparazzi said they followed Brad to Kenya and took those pictures.They.ve got pictures of Brad’s every step to Kenya.He says he made one million and it remains one of his biggest selling pictures to date.He has written a book about paps pictures,B and A are featured and he tells how he got the pictures.US bought the pictures for $500 000 and he sold them in other countries as well.B and A had nothing to do with those pictures.UK fans will know who Mr paparazzi is he appears on LK today sometimes.He glotes about being the one who got the pictures,US bought the pictures from him.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    ROTFLMAO. Whuh? Janice Min lie? Now there’s an novel thought…

  454. 454
    neil Says:

    Report Abuse
    # 422
    Ms.JOLIE4ever! @ 11/22/2008 at 1:11 pm

    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: Angelina Jolie’s “Amazing”
    Saturday November 22, 2008
    __________________________________________

    Too bad the source is USMagazine. That disqualifies the article because US is a tabloid and knowing their history they can never be trusted. Now, People magazine, I am inclined to trust them.

  455. 455
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Dear neil,

    It’s a quote idiot. Not even US rag is that stupid.

    When you have someone other than Botox-Arquettes praising Jen, let us know.

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    Orchid Says:

    420 move on @ 11/22/2008 at 1:04 pm

    Either way you may as well post on this fake b**chs looks because after all she has nothing else to offer, no substance, no morals, no conscience, no grip on reality, no mental balance, etc etc etc. Btw, is everything in the usa only obtainable if you have ‘looks’ then.
    YOU DESCRIBE JEN PERFECTLY.
    ——-
    In the shallow world of Hollywood, it is certainly easier if one is good-looking. If one isn’t, there are plenty of surgeons who offer help! That’s the world she seems very happy in. It’s all she needs.
    It doesn’t look like she is interested in growing. She’s not the only one. There are plenty of her around in Hollywood. She is talked about only because she is BP’s ex.

  457. 457
    UK fans Says:

    Papa Pitt on chanel 4 UK SPY GAMES.HOTNESS

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    Lsam Says:

    New York Times is turning to be a tabloid by trashing Anige because they are jealous of People. Angie is such a powerful person and NYT wants to get controversy going and get in the bandwagon to attract readers. Their approach went down the drain. They will be bankrupt soon.

  459. 459
    neil Says:

    CLINIQUA @ 11/22/2008 at 5:36 pm

    Don’t get your knickers in a knot Cliniqua. The comment was my opinion about using USMagazine as a source. Your rudeness is misdirected.

  460. 460
    passing Through Says:

    # 366 LUCEABB @ 11/22/2008 at 8:11 am

    You want to see prove that there is a move on to hurt Angie?? LOOK AT US WEB SITE. NO MENTION OF ANGIE OR THIS ARTICLE WHY???
    Us weekly have had Angie on their site EVERY DAY for the last few weeks dissecting every word she says in her interviews, telling the public what a bad person she is, then suddenly one of the most reported and discussed articles about Angie and her “manipulating the press” shows up; an article quoting Us Weakly and suddenly they have nothing to say? mmmmmm {whisper— stupid public— you are not suppose to notice}

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    If the NYT story isn’t on the US website, then put it down to the simple fact that one of the main sources in the article is US WEEKLY! It’s bad journalism to cite yourself. What were they going to say in the article? “The New York Times cites US Weekly as a major source of information on Angelina Jolie’s PR tactics – even though we’ve previously lied about many aspects of Ms. Jolie’s life.” Uh…I doubt it…

  461. 461
    Felinelilly Says:

    GO BEARS! Climbed all over the Stanford tree!

  462. 462
    neer Says:

    passing Through @ 11/22/2008 at 6:23 pm

    # 366 LUCEABB @ 11/22/2008 at 8:11 am

    You want to see prove that there is a move on to hurt Angie?? LOOK AT US WEB SITE. NO MENTION OF ANGIE OR THIS ARTICLE WHY???
    Us weekly have had Angie on their site EVERY DAY for the last few weeks dissecting every word she says in her interviews, telling the public what a bad person she is, then suddenly one of the most reported and discussed articles about Angie and her “manipulating the press” shows up; an article quoting Us Weakly and suddenly they have nothing to say? mmmmmm {whisper— stupid public— you are not suppose to notice}

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    If the NYT story isn’t on the US website, then put it down to the simple fact that one of the main sources in the article is US WEEKLY! It’s bad journalism to cite yourself. What were they going to say in the article? “The New York Times cites US Weekly as a major source of information on Angelina Jolie’s PR tactics – even though we’ve previously lied about many aspects of Ms. Jolie’s life.” Uh…I doubt it…

    =============================================

    ITA. This definitely makes sense!!! US Weekly can’t cite itself.

  463. 463
    MSNJS Says:

    I think that NY has exaggerated the story. But some of the stuff they are accusing her of is really not that bad and hard to understand. Who wouldnt want to see what is being written about them first. If she orchestrates photoshoots for her charity it is to bring awareness. I do not believe for a minute that she tips the paps to where she will be taking her children. Asking reporters to focus on the movie makes common sense. Since they dont have enough sense to not talk about something trival. I do think the letter thing with AMH ws excessive but oh well nothing to hang her for. Its so funny to me and amazes me how hard people have tried and the lengths they will go to, to try and bring her down yet she keeps doing her thing.. Beautiful, successful, loving family, one of the most popular and talented and loved by millions.
    All of this other BS… just doesnt matter.

  464. 464
    ELLLLES Says:

    Lately everyone has been outing fraudison as a media manipulator. The blogs have all started clearly calling faud on her timed relationships and mayerfakeness and coat tail riding.
    To deflect looks like huvane has turned it into angie.
    I’d buy the paper that decides to write the expose on x skeletons.

  465. 465
    ebmo Says:

    # 398 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 10:52 am
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Okay, I concede the field, but your lame hockey team will NEVER beat my Redwings!

  466. 466
    ebmo Says:

    # 374 milla @ 11/22/2008 at 9:46 am liar
    +++++++++++++++
    I think you should follow that up with “pants on fire”

  467. 467
    german fans Says:

    what a hot couple!

    they deserve happiness.May God bless them and the kids.

    http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20080519/293.jolie.pitt.051908.jpg

  468. 468
    anoble Says:

    ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 7:52 pm

    # 398 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 10:52 am
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Okay, I concede the field, but your lame hockey team will NEVER beat my Redwings!
    —————————————————————————–
    LOL – you know I wasn’t including you in that Michigan diss :) but the Bucks did own that field today.

    How are you? sent you kinda a long-*ss email earlier – in case you have trouble sleeping.

  469. 469
    ebmo Says:

    420 annie @ 11/22/2008 at 1:02 pm That’s not going to happen, especially now that Pitt’s promoting The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which also opens on Dec. 25. Brangelina domestic bliss will be displayed large, as in the “private” photographs Pitt took of Jolie displayed in the November issue of W.

    Appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show in mid-November, Aniston tried to distance herself from the breakup: “I don’t go there,” she said. “It’s a hundred years old for Chrissakes.” Still, Winfrey stoked the embers, asking Aniston if she wanted to beat Pitt at the box office. “What am I going to say?” she replied, “Can we do a tie?” No chance of that. The next week, she was “Devastated Jen” once again on the cover of Star, once again the proxy for the real world of broken dreams.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Oh Puleeeeeze!
    “I don’t go there,” she said. “It’s a hundred years old for Chrissakes.”

    My A$$
    She goes there every chance she gets. Don’t blame Oprah It is her face on the cover of Vogue with the statement about Jolie. In every interview she does, someone askes her about it and she always, always ALWAYS responds, with I don’t talk about it, but……

  470. 470
    please Says:

    Someone made up the story that they do not like to be called Brangelina. I knew she did not care either way. Thanks whoever posted the article about her being asked about it.

  471. 471
    ebmo Says:

    # 412 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 11:24 am omg, Angie gets mentioned by Everyone – was watching a clip from one of my favorite comedians – Jeff Dunham
    his puppet wants Angie to adopt him

    whole clip is funny but Angie’s mention comes in at around the 3:25 mark

    Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special – Peanut part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0iX7uFCn_8
    +++++++++++++
    OMG I have loved Peanut for YEARS!

  472. 472
    have a care Says:

    Dear First and last post,

    the link was not posted but oldie received the answer she requested. you have to realize that this is an open website, that is infiltrated all the time with haters and trolls.

    When other niche sites post things favorable it is sometimes in our best interests to not lead these vicious haters to the trough so to speak.

    In other words these are sites who do not necessarily want to be inundated with ‘team’ sh*t, and who will come to their own correct conclusions without the shrill hater screams of ‘homewrecker,’ following fans to the site.

    Capiche? So have a care as to what you post, and why – and make sure that that doesn’t happen.

  473. 473
    anoble Says:

    german fans @ 11/22/2008 at 8:02 pm

    what a hot couple!

    they deserve happiness.May God bless them and the kids.

    http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/20080519/293.jolie.pitt.051908.jpg
    ——————————————————————————————-
    Love that picture – reminded me of this video

    All Dressed up in Love: Brad & Angelina
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYSrWIhQ0ek

  474. 474
    german fans Says:

    for more nice jolie pitt pics go to

    http://www.theinsider.com/photos/884661_Angelina_Joile_Brad_Pitt_Shiloh

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    ebmo Says:

    OT for Anoble

    463 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 8:02 pm ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 7:52 pm

    # 398 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 10:52 am
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Okay, I concede the field, but your lame hockey team will NEVER beat my Redwings!
    —————————————————————————–
    LOL – you know I wasn’t including you in that Michigan diss but the Bucks did own that field today.

    How are you? sent you kinda a long-*ss email earlier – in case you have trouble sleeping.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I got it! I am going to answer it tonight.
    I heard about the game….I have a personal grudge against the wolverines because when I was in grad school, every semester my tuition included $160.00 for athletics. Even though we didn’t get tickets and it was arbitrary. My grad school text books cost about 800.00 every semester so I would gripe about that fee for the first month of every semester.

    I also gripe about daylight saivings time in the Spring when I lose and hour of sleep for a month.

    I gripe about people in line in front of me at when they stay on their cell phones.

    When I get older I will gripe about everything just to embarrass my kids, (really loud too) even if it doesn’t bother me! Muhahahahahah

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    ebmo Says:

    OT for Anoble

    463 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 8:02 pm ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 7:52 pm

    # 398 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 10:52 am
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    Okay, I concede the field, but your lame hockey team will NEVER beat my Redwings!
    —————————————————————————–
    LOL – you know I wasn’t including you in that Michigan diss but the Bucks did own that field today.

    How are you? sent you kinda a long-*ss email earlier – in case you have trouble sleeping.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I got it! I am going to answer it tonight.
    I heard about the game….I have a personal grudge against the wolverines because when I was in grad school, every semester my tuition included $160.00 for athletics. Even though we didn’t get tickets and it was arbitrary. My grad school text books cost about 800.00 every semester so I would gripe about that fee for the first month of every semester.

    I also gripe about daylight saivings time in the Spring when I lose and hour of sleep for a month.

    I gripe about people in line in front of me at when they stay on their cell phones.

    When I get older I will gripe about everything just to embarrass my kids, (really loud too) even if it doesn’t bother me! Muhahahahahah

  477. 477
    guli Says:

    Hello to all JP fans…

    It was Saturday football for moi and my Buckeyes beat UM again for 5 straight years…Sorry Alex…I already took down my Muck Fichigan flag…since I don’t want to gloat too much :-)

    I like this video…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USbiYQr1vtw

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    anoble Says:

    ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 8:35 pm
    I got it! I am going to answer it tonight.
    I heard about the game….I have a personal grudge against the wolverines because when I was in grad school, every semester my tuition included $160.00 for athletics. Even though we didn’t get tickets and it was arbitrary. My grad school text books cost about 800.00 every semester so I would gripe about that fee for the first month of every semester.

    I also gripe about daylight saivings time in the Spring when I lose and hour of sleep for a month.

    I gripe about people in line in front of me at when they stay on their cell phones.

    When I get older I will gripe about everything just to embarrass my kids, (really loud too) even if it doesn’t bother me! Muhahahahahah
    ————————————————————————–
    LOL – well, we avenged your extra fees today! so you’re going to be one of those old ladies. :)

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    anoble Says:

    ebmo @ 11/22/2008 at 8:14 pm

    # 412 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 11:24 am omg, Angie gets mentioned by Everyone – was watching a clip from one of my favorite comedians – Jeff Dunham
    his puppet wants Angie to adopt him

    whole clip is funny but Angie’s mention comes in at around the 3:25 mark

    Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special – Peanut part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0iX7uFCn_8
    +++++++++++++
    OMG I have loved Peanut for YEARS!
    ———————————————————————-
    I had never seen him until tlol1365 sent me some clips earlier this year. I absolutely love Peanut – I like Walter but Peanut is my fave. I sent Neleh some vids earlier today to cheer her up.

  480. 480
    guli Says:

    Great new trailer of CCOBB! Maybe it has been posted ..sorry if it’s a duplicate :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P43kWJSEdCw

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    from pittwatch Says:

    http://www.pittwatch.com/

    A few people have requested that I start a new discussion thread to talk about the New York Times article that talks about Angelina Jolie’s “carefully orchestrated image”. Ask and ye shall receive!

    I read the piece this afternoon. If you haven’t read it yourself yet, you can find it right here.

    I honestly don’t really know what to make of it. It’s like the author couldn’t decide whether it was positive or negative. First it starts off stating that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wanted a great deal of input in the issue of People that ran the debut photos of Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt.

    On the other hand, the article seems to praise the fact that while most celebrities will try to create the media image that they want, they do so with a team of people, whereas Angelina Jolie has no publicist or agent to help her. She generally does it all herself with a bit of help from her manager. The article says:

    Jennifer Lopez, who sold pictures of her twins to People for an estimated $6 million in February, has a team of eight to help her navigate such situations. Ms. Jolie, 33, has her cellphone, a lawyer and Mr. Kosinski (and, of course, the counsel of her partner, Mr. Pitt). Getty Images handled the photography and some negotiations.

    They also quote a source as saying that Angelina “is scary smart” but that she also has a fantastic knack for “knowing how to shape a public image”.

    The words sound positive and to me they are – because being a celebrity involves promoting yourself. But it still comes out sounding like a criticism, as though Angelina is doing something that no one else does – including Brad.

    Part of being a star is branding yourself and they all do it. Most notoriously would be people like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan but they make Angelina sound like she’s something other than genuine, as though all of Hollywood is pristine and she’s doing something underhanded or covert. It’s ridiculous.

    They (NYT) also claimed that Angelina sets up photos for the paparazzi but they claim no reputable – or even non-reputable! – source for this. I don’t think it’s true. They don’t need to set up photo opps. Why would you need to call the press when they’re all camped outside your home/hotel/hospital? It’s a little strange to me that they would try to pass that off as true, but naturally people will believe this.

    Another point they make is that Angelina allowed for photos of her and Maddox, but that she insisted they include coverage of her charity work.

    Again, it smacks of being nasty and critical. What’s wrong with that? She has always said that she knew cameras would follow her everywhere so they should just go ahead and follow her to the places that need the attention. If she was all about promotion it would be requests to talk about her movies. Instead she wants to talk about war-torn areas of the world and the refugees who suffer through them, but somehow that gets a negative spin from this article.

    There’s a quote that really got my back up:

    “Presto, they come out looking like serious people who have transformed a silly press obsession into a sincere attempt to help the needy,” said Michael Levine, a celebrity publicist and author.

    I wonder when Mr. Levine last did something selfless for anyone. How much money he donates to charity. If he’s ever sat with refugees in a third world country, trying to help.

    I feel like the article tried to pass itself off as positive but it all comes out feeling very sarcastic, as though the author is looking down on Angelina.

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    Alexanderina Says:

    # 471 guli @ 11/22/2008 at 8:38 pm

    Hi Guli, congrats on your team victory. My team sucks this season. I seriously can’t watch them play anymore.

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    german fans Says:

    irma @ 11/22/2008 at 10:19 am

    I bought a tabloid magazine here in Germany not because I read nor speak German but saw the X & Angie’s pictures on the side bar when you flipped the pages they have some stories about them. Here are some part of it(if somebody can translate it for me Please do so)Jetzt rechnet Jennifer ab.Sie sind uberall Konkurrentinnen…familie…..Medien…body.
    How about this one : Er will einfach nur noch weg von Angelina.
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.
    It is snowing here in Heidelberg,Germany.
    ————————————————————————–
    its tabloid garbage!

    it refers to x vogue interview and her ‘uncool’ statement. there are also some bitter hags in germany,who buy these tabs.

    Er will einfach nur noch weg von Angelina.
    translation: he(brad) wants to get away from Angelina.

    some german tabs buy the stories from the us and act like they did some research.they are sometimes worser than the vile ones from the us and they are mostly anistonfriendly.

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    guli Says:

    Alexanderina @ 11/22/2008 at 9:08 pm –you guys really did have a tough season…but we didn’t do great either!!! But we’ll be co-champs of big ten with Penn State..I wish MSU could have beaten Penn State..but still it was a respectable year for us … UM..really has been in a slump…I honestly like it better when the rivalry means much more..I miss those years. Anyhoo…OSU vs. UM is always very special…

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    http://x17video.com/celebrity_video/angelina_jolie/angie_brad_on_a_romantic_dinne.php

    I never saw this at the time, the video above. :-D

    It’s from this datenight below…

    Brad and Angelina enjoyed the company of Clint Eastwood and his wife.

    A source told US magazine all about the double date: “The whole group was extremely animated, clapping their hands and laughing out loud like they were old friends,

    “Brad was overheard talking about throwing rotten eggs as a kid, and Dina (Clint’s wife) was telling the Pitts that they should take their kids to the aquarium.

    The source also revealed happened when Angelina and Brad left the restaurant. The source told US magazine they: “looked at each other and kissed inside the doorway,

    “Angelina was relaxed and pointed out a few pictures on the wall and asked Brad what he thought as she put her jacket on.

    “Brad was just staring at her and grabbed her and kissed her again, pulling her in close as everyone in the restaurant looked on.”

    (((((Swoon)))))

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    german fans Says:

    i wanna congratulate Angelina Jolie for keeping low profile in Germany! there were some bitter hags in german blogs complaining about her media presence,before she and the family headed to berlin. the german press/mostly tabs thought they could make money with the Jolie Pitts.but the family is hardly seen in berlin,thats why the tabs are so pissed off and go on attack by using us tabs garbage!BUT ALL THEY REALLY REALLY WANT IS A PIECE OF ANGELINA!

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    zen2 Says:

    No matter what, I LOVE ANGELINA JOLIE.

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    anoble Says:

    Nice family vid – from 07

    Angelina Brad & Family – First Day Of My Life
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZqMLQ0NHKI&feature=related

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    movie Says:

    see the movie Changeling

    see the movie Changeling

    see the movie Changeling

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    Ginger Says:

    HA! NY Times is funny and People magazine is funny.

    It’s great that Angelina rather devote her celebrity status with her charity work than what she does at home and her love life… She is not shallow like some of these celebritie who talk about their high life…

    If she doesn’t bring awareness to people, who will? Not much people know about any of the great work she’s done around the world. Without her going out and spreading the word, no one else would know. Some don’t give a crap because they may be too poor to help or just stupid. And some have been helping out and donating to her and Brad’s charity.

    If you have the power to reach millions, why not reach them to learn about your favorite charity instead of “Oh, I’m so gorgeous! I’m the best thing in the world! My family is so great! Brad’s the love of my life! He’s my soul mate! Come to my home and see what a rich life I live! Who cares abbut giving money away to charity? I rather keep that and go on vacations and lay out in the sun and get my tan on! I can’t wait to throw a big party for myself!! And go out drinking and dancing all night!”

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    liz Says:

    Taylor-

    Why are you BARKING?

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    guli Says:

    Taylor @ 11/22/2008 at 10:10 pm –

    Okey dokey—soooo please explain to us why are you here on a thread burried at JJ’s at 10:30 pm on a Sayurday night …a thread of people YOU HATE???? Oyyy…honey you need HELP ASAP!!!! ROTFLMAO :lol: :lol:

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    capricorn Says:

    to um#42 Actually your talking about your lovely Jennifer Aniston . Angelina don’t need collagen on her lips she doesn’t need it.Jen needs it alot.

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    Vee Says:

    # 393 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 10:38 am Good Morning JP fans

    I hope everyone is having a great Saturday.

    Please check out this great interactive site where Angie reads excerpts from her Congo journal.
    http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/congojournal/
    ___________

    Good to see you, anoble! What a fabulous link–where do you come up with these?

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    anoble Says:

    Beautiful – Angelina
    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1533876/angelina_jolie_revealed/

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    anoble Says:

    Vee @ 11/22/2008 at 10:18 pm

    # 393 anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 10:38 am Good Morning JP fans

    I hope everyone is having a great Saturday.

    Please check out this great interactive site where Angie reads excerpts from her Congo journal.
    http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/congojournal/
    ___________

    Good to see you, anoble! What a fabulous link–where do you come up with these?
    ———————————————————————————-
    Great to see you too – a friend shared that with me, isn’t it great. Here’s another one.
    http://www.elros.altervista.org/

  497. 497
    dina #1 Says:

    Just watched ET for a brief moment. I haven’t watched them in dog years. They also had a segment with a time line of the “Breakup” and the Meeting. They of course lied. They said Brad told Diane S that he wanted little hers with x. That’s a lie. They also twisted other facts about the getting together. I am angry at myself for watching this c*rap. So far Showbiz Tonight has been the most honest.

    Tom Cruise didn’t spend his anniversary with his wife. He was in LA, she in NY and there was no fuss. Damn, Brad can’t even go to the men’s room without breakup rumors circulating are the world. Peace

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    anoble Says:

    Angelina (with a great Joe Cocker song)

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/784748/angelina_jolie_movie/

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    anoble Says:

    ANGELINA JOLIE BRAD PITT LOVELY FAMILY
    http://www.clipser.com/watch_video/85817

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    llm Says:

    The board is very slow , where is everyone??? peace :)

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    solid Says:

    Awardsdaily have review on Benjamin Button. http://www.awardsdaily.com/?p=4163

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    anoble Says:

    llm @ 11/22/2008 at 11:11 pm

    The board is very slow , where is everyone??? peace :)
    ——————————————————————————–
    Hey llm, I read on jjb that all of your videos are gone! Will you be reposting them? Please

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    guli Says:

    Awwww—-they are the dest :-)

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=pCWAWQYs-JQ&feature=related

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    mimi Says:

    CNN’s Christiane Amanpour: Angelina Jolie’s “Amazing”
    Saturday November 22, 2008

    Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images; Jason Merritt/FilmMagic
    Buzz up!Jennifer Aniston isn’t a fan of Angelina Jolie, but Christiane Amanpour sure is.

    “Angelina does an amazing job in terms of her capacity to highlight issues and problems around the world and with her humanitarian and human rights work,” Amanpour, who is the Chief International Correspondent for CNN, told Usmagazine.com at the Justice & Human Rights Bridge Dedication Gala on Wednesday in NYC. She said she has no plans to interview the celeb.

    Jolie recently visited Afghanistan as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Refugee Agency where she met with refugees who had recently returned to their homes.

    In September, Jolie and Brad Pitt gave $2 million to fund a children’s health clinic in Ethiopia, where their 3-year-old daughter Zahara was born.

  505. 505
    anoble Says:

    very nicely done video

    Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt – Music Video – “Mi Morena”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBJAyClGjCs

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    showers of Blessings Says:

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

    God Bless the Jolie-Pitts

  507. 507
    guli Says:

    Awww a new Shi video :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXs00YrcTjg

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Oh look, Cate gets personal and talks about her sexy nightime activities with her hubby too…..let’s see how many complain about HER doing it:

    Cate Blanchett says “spooning” in bed is the secret to a happy marriage.

    The Oscar-winning actress, who has three sons with husband Andrew Upton, told Oprah Winfrey: “Someone once said to me, and I think it’s quite true, that if your bodies actually fit together when you’re sleeping in bed — I’m not going to get into too much detail — you’re in good stead.

    “When you can spoon with someone, then you’re OK. Because you might not vote the same way, you might not have the same politics, but sometimes that works for people.”

    Blanchett and playwright husband Andrew Upton have three sons: Dashiell, 6, Roman, 3, and Ignatius, who was born in April.

    The Academy Award-winning actress appeared with Harrison Ford in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” which was a summer hit.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,456429,00.html

  509. 509
    guli Says:

    Another oldie but goodie…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyknVYCX6y4&NR=1

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    lylian Says:

    off topic: for Momoji/slb
    Still having lots of trouble posting so will try to do it in parts.

    Part 1

    I tried to respond to your previous posts before the Nov 4 elections but had a lot of difficulty posting on JJ’s at that time and a lot of what I posted ended up in moderation hell. So may be that’s why you might have misunderstood me (or perhaps it is I who have misunderstood you).

    First:
    I do not recall criticizing the bail out of Freddie and Fannie or AIG although, that may have been how it sounded thanks to parts of what I wrote being placed in moderation hell.
    So let me say it clearly now, I supported the nationalization of Freddie, Fannie and AIG then and continue to believe the Bush administration did the right thing.
    As I understand it, there are 2 main reasons why George Bush HAD TO BAIL OUT Fannie, Freddie and AIG.
    (1) It is well known in the international markets regard Freddie’s and Fannie’s bonds as being implicitly guaranteed by the US government. It is for this reason that Freddie and Fannie have been able to issue bonds at lower interest rates then the usual market. Had the Bush administration allowed Freddie and Fannie to fail, then ONE of the consequences would have been whether the US government would honor its guarantees for other bonds it had issued. If people didn’t believe the US government would stand behind its guarantee, people, including the foreigners could (a) dump the bonds, or (b) insist on a higher rate of interest to buy US government bonds.

    As the US national debt is in excess of more than 60% of the American GDP, much of that debt being funded by foreign buying of US Treasury bonds, I don’t think Bush had any choice but to step in and rescue Freddie and Fannie and make sure that the bonds issued by Fannie and Freddie are safe.

  511. 511
    lylian Says:

    Off topic: for momoji/slb

    Reposting Part 2 (with minor variations because the first post did not come through)

    (2) in the case of AIG, I understand that AIG guaranteed the counter party risks in many of CDOs and Over the Counter Transactions, including hedges and CDOs etc. So, if AIG went belly up, then innocent parties whose counter parties have gone belly up in these transactions will also not be paid as they should have been. Due to the size of AIG, I was told its failure could have caused systemic collapse of the financial system.

    The point I WAS trying to make about the bail out of Freddie, Fannie and AIG, was to refute the charge that Obama (or democrats in general) was a socialist which is what one of the posters had called him. I merely wanted to point out that the Fed and the Treasury under the George W Bush non socialist government had effectively nationalized these 3 companies. The point therefore was:

    “What does being a socialist or capitalist mean if George W Bush could ask for the nationalization of these 3 entities???”

    I wanted to make the point that the whole socialism vs capitalism is very 1980s. From what I have witnessed in India and China, ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM is what drives these governments rather then pure ideology. Hence, as Deng Hsiao Peng famously said (and was accused of being a capitalist for doing so)

    “Black cat, white cat, what do I care as long as it catches mice??”

    So, in China, increasingly we see where markets work, then the government will try to let markets work and introduce laws which help market do what markets do best – create wealth. These laws being introduced include, for example, longer term “right of use” of property, something quite anathema to a communist party!!
    I hope it is now clearer that I actually support the nationalization of Fannie and Freddie and AIG at the time it occurred and regard it as ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM.

  512. 512
    lylian Says:

    ugghhh, the mystery of the disappearing posts

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    guli Says:

    awww- thanks screamingangie… re changeling ….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T63Q7MfCS2c

  514. 514
    LLM Says:

    anoble @ 11/22/2008 at 11:22 pm

    Just back home from work, yes, all gone, but I will be back for sure.

    Thanks for all the video you posted.

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    guest Says:

    CLINIQUA

    That is the same **** from back in the summer word for word from the first time they ever had dinner with Clint and his wife. LOL

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    LLM Says:

    Good Nite all, I am watching Brad on Oprah again.

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    guli Says:

    guest @ 11/23/2008 at 12:56 am —soo this wonderful loving couple bothers you ehhh??? OK..honey in your face :lol: :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSCe4W50iP0

  518. 518
    lylian Says:

    Off topic: Momoji/SLB

    Part 2 – again

    (2) in the case of AIG, I understand that AIG guaranteed the counter party risks in many of CDOs and Over the Counter Transactions, including hedges and CDOs etc. So, if AIG went belly up, then innocent parties whose counter parties have gone belly up in these transactions will also not be paid as they should have been. Due to the size of AIG, I was told its failure could have caused systemic collapse of the financial system.

    The point I WAS trying to make about the bail out of Freddie, Fannie and AIG, was to refute the charge that Obama (or democrats in general) was a socialist which is what one of the posters had called him. I merely wanted to point out that the Fed and the Treasury under the George W Bush non socialist government had effectively nationalized these 3 companies. The point therefore was:

    “What does being a socialist or capitalist mean if George W Bush could ask for the nationalization of these 3 entities???”

    I wanted to make the point that the whole socialism vs capitalism is very 1980s. From what I have witnessed in India and China, ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM is what drives these governments rather then pure ideology. Hence, as Deng Hsiao Peng famously said (and was accused of being a capitalist for doing so)

    “Black cat, white cat, what do I care as long as it catches mice??”

    So, in China, increasingly we see where markets work, then the government will try to let markets work and introduce laws which help market do what markets do best – create wealth. These laws being introduced include, for example, longer term “right of use” of property, something quite anathema to a communist party!!

    I hope it is now clearer that I actually support the nationalization of Fannie and Freddie and AIG at the time it occurred and regard it as ECONOMIC PRAGMATISM.

  519. 519
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Hey guli!! I love that!! Thanks!

    Did you see this extended ET vid on youtube of the ‘weapons’ training??!!…OMG, it’s longer than what we had seen before!!…Remember before we just saw that one that quick edited clip version of Brad snaking his arm around angie’s neck in that hug, and then they cut away…

    …well THIS version, shows just how long he holds it there!! yum. Brad is the one who has the crush at this point…it’s obvious…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSElI1Ulu5M&feature=related

  520. 520
    guli Says:

    Hi Clini—aww it’s been so long since I saw that one…I love it!!!!! Thank you!!!
    Bradley was a goner… Hey… you know this January it will be FIVE years since they met….FIVE years..since they met for the first time on MAMS set… JMHO….They really became great friends at first….Let’s face it the twit after GG 2003 forgetting to thank him…he left in a few weeks to make Troy and the twit only visited him ONCE in 6 months…. Soooo JMHO….he was so lonely and found and met gorgeous Angie in Jan 20004…but the twit never visited him on the set of MAMS. either ..What a MORON! …Ohhhhhh…I just love this video…many thanks :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSElI1Ulu5M&feature=related

  521. 521
    guli Says:

    Clini–this is a longer verion of the France restaurant video by the papz..
    Yo guest @ 11/23/2008 at 12:56 am —since it bothers you so much you might want to watch this one too :lol: :lol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSCe4W50iP0&feature=related

  522. 522
    an oldie Says:

    guli @ 11/23/2008 at 1:04 am
    guest @ 11/23/2008 at 12:56 am —soo this wonderful loving couple bothers you ehhh???
    ===============

    The haters are more obsessed about Brad and Angelina than the fans are. Hehehehehe.

    JJ is acting up today, at least for me.

  523. 523
    guli Says:

    # 518 an oldie @ 11/23/2008 at 2:02 am —yeahh JJ has been acting up for me too.. Hopefully it will be a better day tomorrow :-)

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    solid Says:

    ‘Benjamin Button’: A screening snafu

    Nov 21, 2008, 03:19 PM | by Dave Karger

    Categories: Best Picture

    I learned over at Kris Tapley’s InContention blog that last night’s L.A. screening of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had to be halted and canceled after 30 minutes due to a projection problem. That’s certainly not the best first impression for such an eagerly awaited film, and I can only imagine the heart attacks the Paramount people were having at the time. But having seen Button two weeks ago in New York (a city that clearly boasts better A/V equipment), I can say that they don’t need to worry. Button is an Oscar movie with a capital O, with jaw-dropping production values, a soaring romance, and terrific performances, particularly from supporting-actress candidate Taraji P. Henson as Benjamin’s de facto mother. Even if Brad Pitt doesn’t make it into the tough Best Actor race (the likes of Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio may squeeze him out), I still can see Button racking up as many as 11 nominations, which could very well be the highest tally for any film this year. Once the film opens on Christmas day, I guarantee we’ll all be talking about one thing: whether or not Benjamin Button made you sob.

  525. 525
    CLINIQUA Says:

    guli @ 11/23/2008 at 1:41 am Hi Clini—aww it’s been so long since I saw that one…I love it!!!!! Thank you!!!
    Bradley was a goner… Hey… you know this January it will be FIVE years since they met….FIVE years..since they met for the first time on MAMS set… JMHO….They really became great friends at first….Let’s face it the twit after GG 2003 forgetting to thank him…he left in a few weeks to make Troy and the twit only visited him ONCE in 6 months…. Soooo JMHO….he was so lonely and found and met gorgeous Angie in Jan 20004…but the twit never visited him on the set of MAMS. either ..What a MORON! …Ohhhhhh…I just love this video…many thanks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSElI1Ulu5M&feature=related

    _____________________

    guli, i just happened to catch that Golden globes that year…and though I wasn’t really following Brad (his personal life with the TV sit-com hack bored me to tears, and i just thought he was slumming frankly – his mystique offscreen was nonexistent…though I still loved his movies…i was not the fan I am now) — but anyway…when I saw her get up there and not say a damn word, then saw that camera keep panning back…it was PAINFUL…then to top it off, what she said offstage, the way she sounded like his frat brother…‘to Brad Pitt, thanks for keepin’ me together man….’. Ugh..it was horrifying. ..Brad had to be mortified after being dragged to the TV section year after year, sitting back there in the kitchen and watching her lose to Patricia Heaton or Sarah Jessica Parker over and over, supporting her nonetheless – and then how does she repay him?? Ugh. Terrible. Just thinking about it now, makes me cringe. I can’t watch it to this day.

    I felt so bad for him, I bet the entire room did. That’s why she tried to make up for it on SNL a month or so later – but even she had to know it was too late.

    I said right there and then watching the Globes that year – that I’d give it (their relationship/marriage) another year (not knowing anything about their marriage, and not ever reading anything about their marriage or even being interested – because they bored me to tears..i found them not exciting in the least)…I just knew enough about Brad Pitt, that I knew he wouldn’t recover from being so humiliated.

    It wasn’t about his being hurt because he was sooo in love with her – no way (as you all know, I’ve always thought she was rebound, and theirs was not a passionate ‘in love’ kinda relationship), but this was more about RESPECT and CONSIDERATION – and being MINDFUL of him, and THINKING ABOUT HIM and the way in which he had supported her all those years (be it these HW events or Plan B) — she proved she had no consideration, and no respect that night. Brad was gone as soon as it happened. I knew they were toast.

    I figured Brad was too grown-up to end it right away, and make it seem as if THAT was the reason why…but his statements later on in their marriage, told the tale – you could see, he was detached, and disassociated from her..the merger business, the pact business, the not meant to go the distance business….in his head he was gone already that night, and over the next year, that came out in his verbal responses…

    …in the past he always seemed to be mindful of her, and he overcompensated for maybe having hooked up with her ‘rebound,’ after Fishyth, by always saying glowing things about her – but it seemed post GG’s in 2003, he was one cool customer…

    …and over time (the next year), including the Troy shoot – that just solidified it…he had reconciled that they were done, were toast and were not ever meant to go the distance – and I think he was happy to be starting over, wished her well, and was really hoping they’d end as friends —

    ….then finally on the MAMS set, just about 1 year later as I predicted, he was over-ripe and ready to fall in love with little Miss Angie, and fall he did.

    For Brad, the kind of man he is – I think having a woman like Angelina, talk about him as she does, so adoringly — Brad has no need to wait for Angie to get up on a stage and say anything – she says it every day…..he has to feel like the most loved King of the entire world.

    They’re simply perfect for each other.

    Anyway, enough of my rant…these clips got me going. I think i’m going to watch MAMS unrated, and the second disc which i love which shows behind the scenes B&A stuff.

    talk to ya later guli!

  526. 526
    solid Says:

    ‘Button’ drops (UPDATED with audio)
    Posted by Kristopher Tapley · 3:04 pm · November 22nd, 2008
    Alright, now that I’m home and away from the shuffle, I can unfold some further thoughts on this. Judging by the mood of the room — mostly guild members and industry types, a lot of press folks have decided on the 6:00 screening — the verdict is a big thumbs up. Lots of positive thoughts dished about all around.

    I spoke briefly with Kathleen Kennedy, who has seen this project go up and down, back and forth for 18 years. We talked about the visual effects in the film and how refreshing it is that this innovative work came within such a cerebral and affecting story. “Jurassic Park” (which she also produced) has held the industry effects crown for 15 years, and now, a new leap forward. Though director David Fincher has said from the start that he and his crew weren’t particularly sure whether they could pull it off, Kennedy took solace in her filmmaker’s professionalism.

    “When you bring in a director like Steven [Spielberg] or David [Fincher], you trust their instincts when it comes to that stuff,” she said. “They come along with this giant tool box and they know which tool to use for this or that.”

    I also chatted with Eric Roth for a good while, screenwriter-to-screenwriter type stuff. He really did work wonders with this story, and picking his brain for the reasons behind this decision or that can be a lot of fun. One of the odd reactions I took away from the film, however, was that the work felt strangely cold. I wasn’t sure whether I meant that in a good way or a bad way, and surely, people were crying their eyes out over this thing, so I might be in a minority. Perhaps it’s my youthful cynicism, who knows, but I thought Fincher brought an arm’s length approach to the emotions in the film and I wanted Roth’s reaction to that.

    Of course, Roth doesn’t particularly agree with my take. Indeed, he was right in the middle of telling me how the bathroom was filled with sobbers after the screening when a beautiful young lady walked up to us and told him how much the movie had affected her. But he took my comment in stride.

    “Fincher is the kind of director that brings you right up to the point of sentiment and then brings it back,” he said. “There’s something to be said for that I think.”

    (More, plus audio of tonight’s Q&A, after the jump.)

    I don’t want to dig too much into my own feelings on the film yet, which are quite complicated at the moment. I didn’t fall in love like so many in the crowd did. However, I couldn’t help but sense the innovation on display, not just below the line, but in the way we tell stories. This is a brilliant yarn, probably Roth’s finest screenplay to date, in a career that has seen some fine work.

    Awards wise, as I said below, I think there is no argument against Cate Blanchett being nominated for Best Actress, and again, I think she takes this award in a cake walk. There is no actress in that category standing up and demanding this award like her work is here. Nominations for Picture, Director, Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing, Makeup, Original Score and Visual Effects are virtually assured. That’s 10 you can take to the bank.

    Meanwhile, Jacqueline West’s costumes are certainly good enough (and varied enough) to demand a spot, while Taraji P. Henson really is the heart of the piece in many ways and could find herself in the running for Best Supporting Actress — no news there. And the sound design, from interesting voice manipulation to a riveting wartime sequence, could easily slip in.

    So if you’re keeping count, that’s 13. Brad Pitt does not blow the role of Benjamin Button out of the water and perhaps he underplays it a bit too much. But it is great to see him happy to get out from underneath his star persona, and with the right level of support, he could make it 14. We’re talking the year’s tech giant here.

    I’m including the audio of today’s Q&A (with Fincher, Roth and the tech crew), moderated by The Envelope’s Pete Hammond, for your listening pleasure. I don’t believe anything realy spoilery pops up throughout the 40 minutes or so. I made sure to keep my ears open for that kind of thing, but the questions remained safely general in that way. But those wanting to know absolutely nothing will probably want to shy away.

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    irma Says:

    No new news yet about the Jolie-Pitt’s. BBL.God bless them. Flurries in our neck of the woods today.
    waving to all the good ladies at JJ.

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    QQ Says:

    PITT is an AFTERTHOUGHT for AJ. She ONLY mentions HIM as FATHER of HER KIDS. It is from Scotland newspaper whice their reporter was present at UK’s press Conference.

    Jolie brings every topic we discuss back to her children. On visiting the set of Pitt’s upcoming film, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious ********: “We keep trying to figure out the perfect day to bring the kids, but what’s a good day for children on a Tarantino set?” On the pressure of constantly being under the media spotlight: “When you’re pregnant and people are talking about it, I was like every mum, just wanting my babies to be healthy. It’s an odd thing, and something you don’t like.” Pitt, it’s worth noting, is mentioned less, and when Jolie does talk about him it’s as the father of her children.!!!!! :roll:

    Of course, this could just be another phase. Let’s not forget Jolie’s wild Hollywood past. She has periodically fallen out with her father, the actor Jon Voight, and in 2002 legally dropped his surname. Voight left home before Jolie was one, and has in the past spoken out publicly about her “mental problems”. It doesn’t take a Hollywood shrink to see why creating her own family, with a very present father, has become such a focus. Jolie has always credited her mother (actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died at the age of 58 from ovarian cancer) as her acting influence and the reason why, at the precocious age of 13, she went to the Lee Strasberg Institute, where De Niro and Pacino also studied acting. Then there was the early interest in knives, drugs, blood, Billy Bob Thornton. Now, Jolie might seem to have moved on from her punk rebel past and become a fully paid-up member of Hollywood society, but perhaps her eccentricity is to be found elsewhere – in her almost compulsive desire to have more children (she has six so far), live out of a suitcase, fly her own plane or talk about the plight of refugees when people are more interested in what she eats for breakfast.

    Changeling is released on Friday http://www.changelingmovie.net

    scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com

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    lol Says:

    QQ @ 11/23/2008 at 5:18 am

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    ah today she doesn’t love Brad yesterday was she only talks about Brad.Angelina not loving Brad?really.lol

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    NEW YORK POST Says:

    This article is spot on -LETS HOPE SHE READS THIS-

    JENNIFER NEEDS TO PLAY BY ‘THE RULES’

    THE authors of “The Rules” have come up with a new list of them for Jennifer Aniston, who they say is still heart broken over losing Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie and needs to move on from John Mayer – pronto. “Breaking up is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be hu miliating,” Ellen Fein, who wrote the chick bible with Sherrie Schneider, told Page Six. Their tips for Aniston: “Never mention Brad’s or John May er’s name in public. Also, don’t say any thing bad about him (“he’s missing a sensi tivity chip”). Never talk about Angelina or call her “uncool,” even if she was uncool. She does not exist in your world. Never date a man or take a man back who humiliated you publicly or held a press conference to explain your breakup. Go to parties where there are lots of single men and ask everyone you know to set you up. You’re going to be 40 soon. You have no time to waste if you want kids.”

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Yeah, she really owns her haters doesn’t she, at 6am they’re saying she doesn’t mention Brad enough – only her kids, and why, whatever could be wrong we’ve only got ten 8 Brad mentions as oppose to the usual 10….

    ….and then of course by lunch time same day, they’ll be whining, ‘Why can’t she shut up about how much she loves Brad, always rubbing poor Jen’s face in it! Waaaah…” LMAO

    …then by dinner time that night, they’ll be dissecting all of her interviews, and saying she gives too much personal info away…

    ….then by the following day it’ll be…what’s wrong with Angelina she seems to be clamming up.

    Hahahahaha. That’s it you dumb hater f*cks, keep doing somesaults for Angelina, and crawling up her asss hanging on for dear life, micro-examing her every twitch while swinging off her thong.

    Bahahaha. Dumbasss haters. lololol

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    NEW YORK POST @ 11/23/2008 at 5:48 am This article is spot on -LETS HOPE SHE READS THIS-

    JENNIFER NEEDS TO PLAY BY ‘THE RULES’

    THE authors of “The Rules” have come up with a new list of them for Jennifer Aniston, who they say is still heart broken over losing Brad Pitt to Angelina Jolie and needs to move on from John Mayer – pronto. “Breaking up is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be hu miliating,” Ellen Fein, who wrote the chick bible with Sherrie Schneider, told Page Six. Their tips for Aniston: “Never mention Brad’s or John May er’s name in public. Also, don’t say any thing bad about him (”he’s missing a sensi tivity chip”). Never talk about Angelina or call her “uncool,” even if she was uncool. She does not exist in your world. Never date a man or take a man back who humiliated you publicly or held a press conference to explain your breakup. Go to parties where there are lots of single men and ask everyone you know to set you up. You’re going to be 40 soon. You have no time to waste if you want kids.”
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    ROFLMAO :lol:

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    NEW YORK POST Says:

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11232008/gossip/pagesix/jennifer_needs_to_play_by_the_rules_140304.htm

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    jude Says:

    Jennifer Aniston is a BIG JOKE!!!!! Plain & simple!!!

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    drew Says:

    Hey guli..Thanks for all the video links. Love them.

    Way to go Cliniqua! Love your post. That TV sitcom hag has to be exposed!

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    Aw, poor QQ…apparently she’s taken to slicing and dicing articles where she doesn’t want us to read an article in it’s entirety. She chopped the scotsman article up, the cowardly wuss. Apparently most of it bothered her. Tell us QQ…what was that you didn’t like, the part where the writer said Angelina was “better at action than Jodie Foster, edgier than Nicole Kidman, sexier than Cameron Diaz, and had more range than Julia Roberts?” Yeah, I know, I know….that’s what did it right? LOL Look, this article is from a paper that’s notoriously tabloid-y and snarky at the best of times, so I usually skip them, but I was pleasantly surprised by this piece…not that it didn’t have it’s snarky moments – but they weren’t that bad. Overall, the author states the obvious as to why we’re all fascinated with this young woman, and argues it’s pretty warranted…that’s including the hater who is up in the wee hours editing out the large parts of positive articles she doesn’t like…hahahah – get a life fool. :lol:

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    Angelina Jolie interview – Maternal flame
    Published Date: 23 November 2008
    Angelina Jolie describes acting as therapy, stripping away the many sides of her personality to let one character rule. But in a candid interview with Chitra Ramaswamy, it becomes clear the fiery non-conformist will always make it to the top
    THE shock in meeting Angelina Jolie is not how strikingly beautiful she is, but how close to that surface she wears her emotions. Sitting down with her, she is frank and unguarded, listening and answering thoughtfully and appearing to enjoy being interviewed. One has to wonder why she bothers. After all, we’re talking about the woman who is one half of the world’s most famous celebrity couple. Her every move, child and pound lost or gained is pounced upon, analysed and, yes, invented by salivating hacks and paparazzi. She appears on the cover of glossy magazines every week. She has been painted as a troubled goth, a marriage wrecker, an anorexic
    control freak, and now the eccentric earth mother.

    She bothers, I realise, because it’s a trade-off. “I was very pleased to have something of value to speak of, something positive to do with the opportunities I have to express things in the media,” she tells me. But there is more in it for Jolie than that. Celebrity, even at its most Brangelina-obsessed, has its uses and, since meeting Brad Pitt three years ago on the set of Mr And Mrs Smith, Jolie, 33, has become a master at harnessing them for her own ends, which are to have more children, travel the world, promote her humanitarian work and appear in fewer films.

    It is a dangerous business, though, and fading away, as she has claimed she will in coming years, will not be easy. Jolie has made a pact with the devil and for now has it eating out of her hand, whether that means earning enough to appear in fewer films (Jolie is the second-highest-paid actress in Hollywood, bagging $14m per movie), giving a third of her salary to charity, or having the clout to sell the rights for the first images of her twins for $14m earlier this year. They were the most expensive celebrity pictures ever taken: the money went straight into the Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Arguably, Jolie has started to enjoy the influence and sense of purpose all this has given her.

    She has recently returned from Kabul, and is renowned for roughing it – pregnant or not – in the same conditions as other UN field workers on such trips. She has visited more than 20 countries since becoming a UN ambassador in 2001. The worlds she inhabits are starkly contrasting; going from a war zone or a refugee camp to the glitzy London premiere of her latest film, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, but she plays all this down. “I don’t live in either of those worlds in reality,” she says, though sitting in a suite in Claridge’s, that doesn’t quite ring true. It seems more likely that she is drawn to living between extremes, and perhaps that her humanitarian work allows her to feel more validated in other areas. “In reality I live at home with six children. I’m a mum, and that’s what I live with every day.”

    Acting, in comparison, is simply her profession. “My job is to be here,” Jolie continues, holding my gaze. She is very good at unflinching eye contact. “This job allows me to do some good work and bring attention to other areas. I can sit here and talk about those areas and you can choose whether to write about them or not, and whether to put good information out there. It’s all of our jobs really.

    “I feel fortunate that I travelled early on in my life and had children and was able to understand what the priorities are for us to be discussing. I don’t have any answers but I’m hopefully posing a lot of the right questions. I’m trying to learn.”

    Her latest incarnation, on and off screen, is as the responsible, ultra-feminine mother. First there are the films: last year’s A Mighty Heart, in which she was the pregnant wife of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Pakistan, and now Changeling, in which she plays a single mother whose son goes missing. Jolie, as we shall see, often signposts her life with her film roles, which is what makes her such a compelling actress. It is also what makes her decreasing interest in film seem strange, disingenuous even. Today, she certainly looks the maternal part. Gone, at least for now, is the turbo-charged, pumped-up look of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, or the male fantasy of the trigger-happy Fox in Wanted. Instead she is petite, natural and looks more fragile than I had expected.

    Jolie brings every topic we discuss back to her children. On visiting the set of Pitt’s upcoming film, Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious ********: “We keep trying to figure out the perfect day to bring the kids, but what’s a good day for children on a Tarantino set?” On the pressure of constantly being under the media spotlight: “When you’re pregnant and people are talking about it, I was like every mum, just wanting my babies to be healthy. It’s an odd thing, and something you don’t like.” Pitt, it’s worth noting, is mentioned less, and when Jolie does talk about him it’s as the father of her children.

    Of course, this could just be another phase. Let’s not forget Jolie’s wild Hollywood past. She has periodically fallen out with her father, the actor Jon Voight, and in 2002 legally dropped his surname. Voight left home before Jolie was one, and has in the past spoken out publicly about her “mental problems”. It doesn’t take a Hollywood shrink to see why creating her own family, with a very present father, has become such a focus. Jolie has always credited her mother (actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died at the age of 58 from ovarian cancer) as her acting influence and the reason why, at the precocious age of 13, she went to the Lee Strasberg Institute, where De Niro and Pacino also studied acting. Then there was the early interest in knives, drugs, blood, Billy Bob Thornton. Now, Jolie might seem to have moved on from her punk rebel past and become a fully paid-up member of Hollywood society, but perhaps her eccentricity is to be found elsewhere – in her almost compulsive desire to have more children (she has six so far), live out of a suitcase, fly her own plane or talk about the plight of refugees when people are more interested in what she eats for breakfast.

    When we talk about the Oscar buzz surrounding her role in Eastwood’s film she is low-key. “I’m just thrilled I didn’t fail at my job,” she says. “It means I did okay, I didn’t let the team down.” Compare this with the rather sentimental portrait of family life she gives when asked about what keeps her wanting more children. “We’re just having the most fun,” she says. “I don’t know how we’ve managed to do it but there is just the right balance. Right now the boys seem to be really teaming up and everyone’s got each other. Because they’re just old enough to be very independent, they’re not jealous of the twins. We watch them play and think they’re going to be best friends in life. These little people are gooing to be there for each other when we’re long gone. It’s extraordinary.

    “We came home the other day, from LA to Germany, with everyone having jet lag. We tried to get everybody to bed, but at 12am one of them woke up, at 12.30am another one woke up, and we just thought, ‘You know what? Let’s get them all up’. We all went to the kitchen, got snacks, turned on a movie and were up until four in the morning, laughing our heads off. They’re some of the funniest people we’ve ever met. We just want to hang out with them. So more sounds like a great idea.”

    In Changeling, we get one of Jolie’s most harrowing roles yet. Based on the true story of a working-class woman in 1920s Los Angeles whose son went missing and was replaced with a different boy by a notoriously corrupt LAPD, it’s classic Eastwood territory: big emotions, small politics and an expansive, tear-stained, Oscar-friendly performance. And Jolie lives up to it, playing Christine Collins – whom she based on her mother – with a measured combination of stoicism and barely controlled despair.

    She even believes that her emotional involvement in her role in Changeling led her to get pregnant. “I was so relieved to step away from this one,” she says. “Every time I said the word ‘son’ it was very emotional. When we started I wanted to get pregnant and I think the high emotion of thinking about children, well, I think that was partially why it happened.”

    Working with Eastwood, who is famous for shooting scenes in a couple of takes, was extraordinary. “You hear that he’s quick and think, ‘Oh, he just likes to get things done’. But the fact is he’s extremely decisive. He wants to keep things fresh and it’s very clever, because when everything takes a long time, actors start thinking.”

    Jolie’s breakthrough role was in Gia, in 1998, playing a damaged model who died of Aids at the age of 26. At the time, Jolie was 23 and still in her dark, outlandish phase. She once spoke about contemplating hiring a hitman to murder her, and the year before Gia she married her first husband, Jonny Lee Miller, wearing a shirt on which she had painted his name in her blood.

    Reality would continue to bleed into celluloid, sometimes at a personal cost. Days after winning the best supporting actress Oscar for her turn as the wild sociopath Lisa Rowe in Girl Interrupted, Jolie briefly went into a mental institution. When her social conscience and interest in refugees was awakened while filming Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in Cambodia (the country in which she adopted her first child Maddox), Jolie went on to star in Beyond Borders, an unpalatably worthy film about a privileged woman who becomes a humanitarian overnight when she gets out into the world.

    Jolie has always been very serious about her acting. She is unique among A-list actresses in her representation of female sexuality, and indeed off screen she has always been open about her bisexuality. She is tougher than Jodie Foster – the only other A-list actress who plays major action heroes – edgier than Nicole Kidman, sexier than Cameron Diaz and has a greater range than Julia Roberts. She says her more masculine roles are still just as important to her.

    “The next film I’m doing has quite a bit of action,” she says, referring to a role originally written for Tom Cruise. “Someone was saying to me it’s because I was breastfeeding while I was reading the script and feeling very ‘mummy’ and thinking: ‘I need to get out there and be tough.’ I’m excited about it because we have a lot of action movies for women, but they tend to be fantastical. This is more of the original, serious CIA thriller that’s intelligent and tough. There is also that side of me, as much as there is this idea of going away from home and working on something serious. My life at home is very serious and sometimes it’s good to step away and be physical. Also, when I’m doing easier roles, it’s not so hard for the kids to be on set, (unlike] when I’m a bit of a basket case during the production. With action movies, mum’s a lot easier to be around.”

    Eastwood has compared Jolie to Meryl Streep and said her talent is obscured by her beauty. The vigour of Jolie’s performances, when she is at her best, is arguably down to her emotional investment in them, the same quality that is disarming when meeting her. She has spoken of tattooing herself as a way of marking out her own body, reclaiming it from her characters’ skins, and described acting as a form of therapy in which she has 40 sides, doing away with 39 of them to get into character. It sounds like a dangerous game and I wonder how she would cope without it? She starts laughing. “I have needed it in the past, but I now have a lot of children who teach me every day. I’m learning a lot from being a mum and from my travels. I’m able to do a lot of that in my life. I need film less and I’m needed at home more. You know, I’m balanced… I’m all right now.”

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    CLINIQUA Says:

    I found this a VERY interesting read, an article/interview on Tilda Swinton. Tilda, with all due respect in my summarizing her life like this, is considered quite the eccentric, she is a woman, 48 years of age, living with her 60 yr old husband (a scot), and two 11 year old boys, and her 30 yr old live-in lover. It’s a simple and as complex as that. Tilda explains her life perfectly, as it’s her life to explain. What I found in such contrast after reading the Jolie piece in the same paper/site, is the absolute LACK of critical and judgemental tone in the Tilda article as compared to the Jolie piece. Tilda describes traveling the world, and going from city to city to city and country to country to countru, filming (leaving her boys at home with Dad), and her exhaustion and relief and joy when coming back home – and yet there’s absolutely no negatives associated with her life, no critical backlash to her ‘travels,’ — they aren’t made to seem impulsive, they are explained as part of her work…when Angelina travels, what’s oddly hysterical is that they ascribe to her (“living out of a suitcase”), what are usually Brad’s film shoots (New Orleans, New York, Texas, Germany, etc.)…and that gets the judgement call to. I’m sure Brad & angie find great relief in and joy and example people like Tilda, who live their lives, and are who they are – and don’t check with minivans, and US weekly to determine what they should say, or how they should act. Anyway, enjoy the great Tilda below!! :-)
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    Published Date: 23 November 2008
    PETER ROSS discovers that sharing her life with a husband, lover and two children is probably the least complicated aspect of Tilda Swinton, the actress who has made her home in the Highlands
    TILDA Swinton is standing on the beach at Nairn, the beige sand dotted with worm-casts, bladder-wrack and mussel shells the shape and colour of bruised eyes. She is wearing a fuzzy orange coat, her red hair is dyed blonde, and she is being photographed with her back to the Moray Firth. Swinton has called this Highland town home for seven years – a point of stasis in a life characterised by flux. Her film commitments mean she is always just back from a string of foreign cities, and always on the point of leaving for more. Today she is jetlagged, having not long returned from New York, Berlin, Paris and Los Angeles; she spent her 48th birthday, Bonfire Night, attending an American Film Institute tribute to her work. Two days after this interview she is off to London, Chile, Mexico and Los Angeles once more.

    It is a crazy way to live, almost literally maddening. When she comes back home to her 11-year-old twins, Honor and Xavier, and their father, the painter and playwright John Byrne, “It’s like that scene in Oliver! when he wakes up in the grandfather’s house and he looks out of the window and sings, ‘Who will buy this wonderful morning?’ and all these milkmaids come past with yokes on their shoulders and brass bands strike up. It really is like that. When I get to Inverness airport, I get off the plane and I want to kiss the tarmac.”

    Swinton loves Nairn, and thinks it natural that a movie star should set up home here. As we walk back to her house, she points out that Charlie Chaplin used to holiday in the town, that Margaret Rutherford stayed here while suffering from “lovesickness” and that Basil Rathbone shot one of his Sherlock Holmes adventures at the local railway station.

    The way Swinton looks (serious, imperious, mysterious) can belie the way she really is (whimsical, childish in a good way, sporadically daft). It’s as if a character from the Beano suddenly fetched up in the pages of Vogue. In the kitchen we are joined for a bite to eat – it is the sort of place where there always seems to be soup or scones on the go – by Byrne, resplendent in a Harris tweed waistcoat, who is taking a break from adapting The Cherry Orchard for Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum.

    Byrne and Swinton have been in the papers a lot this year after it emerged that both were in new relationships. Yet seeing them together it is clear there is no acrimony. She mentions her new partner, the 30-year-old painter Sandro Kopp, in front of him, provoking no reaction whatsoever; it’s clearly not a difficult subject. In fact, she and Byrne, who is 68, seem rather like a comedy double act – Pale and Interesting. She speaks in a cut-glass, high-class English accent; his Paisley tones are muffled by his estimable moustache.

    They tell each other silly jokes, and Swinton recalls some of their more juvenile antics. “They’re so sick of me in the butcher’s,” she says, “going in and asking if I can have a mince round.” She turns to Byrne. “Do you remember when we went into that fabric shop in Elgin and asked if you could get felt in there? I don’t think the woman knew what we were giggling about.”

    I first met Tilda Swinton in the summer of 2001 when she was still living in Easter Ross. Back then she was best known for her work with the late avant-garde director Derek Jarman, but was beginning to build her profile with a series of supporting roles in American films including Vanilla Sky and Adaptation. Her ascendancy reached its zenith with her appearance as the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, and this year’s Oscar for Michael Clayton. Her increasing fame has been “kind of great, to be honest. I’m happy to be a movie star. The downside of being an arthouse freak is that it’s a kind of elitist sport. I really like people waving at me in airports.”

    This year, though, she has been under intense scrutiny as a result of her relationship with Kopp, whom she met on the set of the Narnia film. What has that been like? She munches a cracker and considers. “Nothing has changed for us. It’s just this swarm has come over. We’ve been happily living our lives for four or five years in this configuration. Then when I won a Bafta I became interesting to a certain kind of press who couldn’t have cared less about me 24 hours earlier because I was, y’know, The Freak.”

    Swinton says she takes great pleasure in the idea of openness, and would like it known that her home is “a shame-free zone”. The media stooshie around her lifestyle reminds me of the way Derek Jarman, in his candour about being gay and HIV Positive, became a tabloid bête noire.

    “Well, the similarity is we don’t care,” Swinton nods. “It’s like a bunch of kids from another school laughing about you. It’s not ever going to affect us. Of course, one’s concerned about the children, but fortunately we feel that our children are immune, partly because they’ve lived with us all for almost half their lives, and so for them there is nothing remotely exotic and weird about it.”

    In any case, she says, it’s all terribly simple. “There has been this idea given out that we’re in this complete debauch in this house. Well, that is a fabulous fantasy. It really is very straightforward. You’re talking about a couple having children, becoming not a couple any more but remaining the parents of children, and having other coupledoms with other people. It’s about consecutive relationships not concurrent relationships. We’re not all sleeping together, I’m sorry to tell you.” She laughs. “It’s so much more boring than that.”

    Confusingly, the situation was reported widely as a ménage à trois. “But that’s because there was no announcement of a break-up. There is no break-up. There’s been an evolution over a long time which we didn’t go running to the newspapers with because, frankly, there are other things going on in the world that deserve the space. And we are private people, and these evolutions go on in every single family. We just breathed our way through it and we’ve come to feel very good about it all.” The whole idea of jealousy is completely alien to her.

    What’s Sandro like? “He’s fantastic. He would be here today if he wasn’t in New York. He was born in Germany, and has a German father and New Zealandish mother. He left Germany when he was 20 and was living in New Zealand when I met him. He’s an extraordinary person. Very funny and wise and a dude.” She laughs. “He’s a sweetheart, a pretty switched-on individual, and a very interesting figurative painter.” She tells me later that Kopp’s grandfather was a leading physicist in Nazi Germany.

    I mention that I had gone on to Kopp’s website and seen a painting he had made of Swinton. “He’s constantly trying to paint me,” she says. “In all the paintings I’m absolutely exhausted because he always wants to paint me when I’ve just put two children to bed. So I’m always slightly falling asleep and looking like that in his paintings.”

    Does he stay here? “He comes and goes. We have this strange existence. He and I live together when I’m on the road, but I’m on the road quite a bit. We don’t have a place together, but we do have a variety of cities that we end up in pretty regularly. We have a way of living in New York, LA, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Milan. Our way of living that has various ingredients in it, including a fantastic card game called Shithead which we play pretty much all the time. If we are sitting in a hotel or by an airport gate, we crack open the cards and play Shithead. That’s our equivalent of a fireside.”

    Earlier, I had asked how she maintained a sense of calm and continuity while jetting around the world. Now, with reference to Kopp, she returns to this subject. “I met Sandro four years ago, and there was a point three years before that when John, very sweetly, said to me, ‘I’m not coming on the road any more. I can’t do it.’ Because he’d noticed, poor thing, that he never got any work done when he was with me. So we agreed that I would go by myself, either with the children or without them. And God it was lonely. It really was. So it was an amazing stroke of luck to meet this fellow traveller.”

    We move through to the drawing room. It’s a fairly large but cosy space decorated with paintings by Byrne and others, including his portrait of the writer AL Kennedy who recently came to visit with her collection of Doctor Who DVDs. There’s a piano on which Xavier can play ‘Stairway To Heaven’, and an open fire on which Swinton deposits the first bag of peat of the year. She walks over to the iPod and chooses music. Patti Smith starts singing “Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine” but then Swinton changes her mind and switches to Kate Bush. She sits on a flowery sofa, legs outstretched, balances my voice recorder on her stomach so Rosie the springer spaniel doesn’t disturb it, and continues to talk.

    A lot of our discussion both today and when I last came to Nairn two months ago is taken up with her upbringing. Despite that accent, which she describes as “something out of the bloody 1930s BBC”, Swinton is Scottish. Her land-owning family can trace their roots back to the 9th century. The estate is Kimmerghame in Berwickshire, and Swinton grew up in the big house there, on and off. Her father, Major-General Sir John Swinton, inherited when his father died in 1972.

    They are a military family. Tilda’s younger brother William has commanded the Scots Guards, as his father and grandfather did before him. As the daughter of a soldier, she moved around a lot during her early years, living on military bases in Germany and at Sandhurst military academy. She remembers being about three and standing on the parade ground at Sandhurst and feeling very safe. She thinks, looking back, that she understood that it was a kind of ritual space, a place where people performed, and believes this was a very early flash of how she would later feel in front of the camera – at peace and in control.

    Another key moment in her development as an actor – not that she likes that word – came when she was 10 years old and sent from Scotland to West Heath boarding school in Kent. She was on the train, feeling absolutely miserable, and she suddenly realised – with pleasure – that no one else in the carriage could possibly know how she felt inside. There was a gap between what was in her heart and what was on her face. That moment was the first realisation that being a cinema performer was something she could do. That was interesting because it was also the first time that she had a sense of how she could carve out a life of her own. She had three brothers and always felt rather overlooked.

    “It was very clear,” she says, “that the boys in the family had a life laid out for them that was pretty well worn, set up, established and honoured. It involved all sorts of ritualistic things like learning to shoot and all going to the same school as their father, grandfather and great-grandfather. It felt like it would have been more convenient for me to be a boy, and it did definitely look like they were having more fun.”

    Swinton felt marginalised because of her gender, and misunderstood because she felt early on that she was some kind of artist, but “most of the things I was interested in were anathema to my family. They are singularly philistine when it comes to art.”

    Then there was the way she looked. She has always been striking, but it’s a look that is perhaps more appreciated in a film star and fashion muse than in a little girl. I ask when she first become aware that she had something about her appearance that set her apart from other people.

    “Well, I was always aware that I wasn’t pretty,” she says, “which I think is a great advantage. I don’t think it’s something to be wished on your child – that they be pretty – because it’s an easy currency that can get spent too quickly. Friends of mine who were pretty, who had a regularness about them, got caught up in all sorts of trafficking of their own prettiness. Even pre-sexual, there would be this knowledge that they were blonde, blue-eyed, bow-lipped and that was expected of them. It was a pressure. And I was aware that I didn’t have that, and so I was under wraps and I didn’t really qualify as a girl for that reason.

    “I never really felt girly. I was brought up in a very male-orientated family, by a very feminine mother, but I didn’t have much access to her. Maybe if I hadn’t gone to boarding school, if I had been in the same house as her when I was between 10 and 17 then I might have had more access to girliness via her. But I didn’t. And so I just opted out of any sexuality and found that a really safe, really strong place to be.”

    There was no sense of missing out? “No. The only thing that I still have no sense of humour about is that at boarding school – and I forgive my upbringing everything but this – we were not allowed any music. I think that’s a gross abuse of a young person, particularly a teenager during the Punk era. I suppose it was some clever way of keeping us away from sex or something, but it really sucked.”

    She is still very proud that, even though she had no way of playing it, she managed to acquire a copy of David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane. She bought it for the front cover, having noticed a resemblance between them. “Yeah, I always looked like him,” she says. “And the fact that he not only looked physically like me specifically, but was also of indeterminate gender was really striking, and it felt like good company.”

    Has she ever met him? “Do you know, the awful thing is that I stood behind him in New York a month ago. We were both at an event. And I was virtually dressed up as him as well. My look that night was completely Ziggy. And I just couldn’t speak to him. I’m very shy about Bowie.”

    She was less shy around pop stars on the night of the Oscars in February when she won an Academy Award as best supporting actress for her work in Michael Clayton. The ceremony itself is a blur. She was chatting to George Clooney and the Coen Brothers and the next thing her name was read out, “and I just remember this feeling of horror and I can’t remember much after that”. Afterwards, she went to a party at Prince’s house and she introduced herself to Stevie Wonder and danced when he played “Superstition.”

    It’s time to pick up the children. Rosie and I climb in the front passenger seat of Swinton’s Fiat, CDs by Love and Nick Cave spilling from the glove compartment. “Welcome to the Wicker Man!” says Swinton when we pull up outside the school, which is set in the woods.

    Honor and Xavier are playing on tree swings, but she tempts them into the car with the promise of ginger cakes, and we drive back to Nairn, talking about Honor’s pet hare, Gentle. It’s obvious that Swinton has an incredibly close relationship with her children and that they enjoy each other’s company. Aware that children often rebel against the lifestyle of their parents, she jokes that hers might grow up to be “Nazi accountants”.

    Back in the house, Johnny Cash on the iPod, I ask about Jarman. Swinton has never been at ease with her background as one of the “owning classes”, and spent a good number of years seeking a way of life and work that had nothing to do with elitism and inheritance. After school, she spent a year volunteering in a children’s home in a black township in South Africa. She then studied social and political science and English literature at Cambridge University. On graduation she worked rather half-heartedly as a stage actress, including a “boring” period with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Then in 1985 she met Jarman and became part of his misfit troupe. They made a lot of work together, beginning with Caravaggio, her first film if you don’t count the vampire movie she shot in Cambridge, in 1986.

    It was significant for Swinton that she and Jarman had similar backgrounds in posh military families. It taught her that you could come from that and still “go through the looking-glass” to become an artist. Was he, then, a father figure?

    “A godfather figure,” she replies. “He wasn’t remotely fatherly, but he was a mentor of sorts, and very protective of me. If I had never met Derek Jarman I don’t see how I could have been a performer. I was not interested in the theatre, and when I was first making films there was nothing. There was Richard Attenborough and Merchant-Ivory and Alan Parker.” She pronounces these names with obvious distaste.

    “I was interested in some kind of art experiment, and Derek was heaven-sent because he gave me this laboratory to kick around in. By the time I’d finished working with him, I was this strange kind of underground film star. Which,” she laughs, “I never had any illusions about since my friend Henry Rosenthal said, “Remember Tilda, being called an underground film star is like being called a jumbo shrimp?”

    Jarman died in 1994 from an Aids-related illness. Swinton went to 45 funerals that year. Partly in response to losing Jarman and so many friends she created The Maybe – an art project at the Serpentine Gallery in London in which she spent one week, eight hours each day, lying motionless in a glass box, on public view.

    She was living in London with John Byrne at the time. They had met in 1985 when he designed a play in which she was appearing, and they became a couple in 1989 after he cast her in his television series Your Cheatin’ Heart. She felt right away that he was kin to her, and that feeling has not changed. He’s also made her life a lot funnier than it was.

    “What else?” she ponders. “He means for me a certain Scottishness. It was really meaningful for me to come home to Scotland with him. I never felt right about England, and yet I still didn’t feel like I could be in Scotland by myself because people would assume I was English. So coming together with John and coming to live in Scotland when we had our children was a really happy thing, and I’m still really grateful for it.”

    There is a good chance that one day, not too far in the future, Swinton may stop making films altogether. “That’s really what I would like the most.” She’ll probably move to the island of Colonsay, which has been her home from home since childhood, and start anew as a writer. In the meantime, though, after her lengthy “American infiltration period”, she is about to enter a new era in which she has a greater sense of authorship of the films she makes. These include making I Am Love with the Italian director Luca Guadagnini; We Need To Talk About Kevin is likely to begin shooting in the spring, directed by the Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay.

    Before that, though, there is Julia, directed by Erick Zonka, in which Swinton plays an alcoholic who kidnaps the nine-year-old grandson of a millionaire. Her performance is phenomenal, a car crash made flesh, and I watched most of the film from between my fingers.

    Swinton wanted to make Julia because she liked Zonka and because she considers the way alcoholism is usually portrayed in films to be quite false. “The largest proportion of really interesting, energetic, driven, fantasy-filled, vivacious people I’ve ever known have been alcoholics,” she says. “Yet we are constantly being given this idea that they are kind of hopeless. I think it’s being hopeful that might lead one toward being an alcoholic actually. My sense is that alcoholics tend to be so inspired somewhere that they are disappointed by life and have to dull the pain of that disappointment.”

    She herself is not an alcoholic. She can’t drink much at all without getting sleepy or sick. What about drugs? “No, I’m hopeless with drugs. I’ve always hung out with stoners but I’m a hopeless stoner myself.” The one time she took Ecstasy, in New York during the mid-1980s, she sat quietly in a corner for three or four days. “It was very interesting and insightful but not what I had bargained for.” It reminded her that she was not naturally noisy. She had been bullied at boarding school by girls who thought her odd because she was so quiet, and ever since she had been forcing herself to act in an extroverted way. “It sounds weird saying this given that the whole premise of our conversation is that I blab on, but I am actually happier being quiet.”

    It’s very hard to get a handle on Swinton. Is she extroverted or shy? Content or restless? Happy or sad? She’s certainly complicated. Having spent several hours in her company, it’s only now becoming clear just how much more time would be needed to reach any hard conclusions. Interviewing her is like exploring a vast oil field; no matter how deep you drill, there seems no end to the dark, rich stuff seeping up.

    Right near the start of our time together she said, “I never expected to be understood”, and as she drops me off at Nairn station, I can’t help but feel like one of the people in that train carriage with her all those years ago – unable to fathom what’s really going on behind Tilda Swinton’s inscrutable, indelible, iconic face.

    • Julia is released on December 5

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    Kuky Says:

    Ty JJ;)

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    irma Says:

    Cliniqua#525. ITA. God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

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    zen2 Says:

    To: oprah(credit:lana) 11/16/2008 at 7:20 pm (1033)

    I read your letter to oprah. I’m not able to understood some points but, for the most I understood, was good, very good.

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    DECENCY Says:

    Thanks for all the videos.

    Can’t wait to see CCOBB

    Everything X does is in reaction to B&A getting together so those rules won’t work for her.

    Oh it snowed in Berlin. I hope the little ones got to play in the snow.

    I hope everyone has a great day.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.people.co.uk/showbiz/atthemovies/tm_headline=jolie-gripping&method=full&objectid=20917125&siteid=93463-name_page.html
    Changeling Opening in the UK.

    23 November 2008
    JOLIE GRIPPING
    Angelina shines as battling mother in Clint classic
    Conor Nolan
    Changeling is Clint Eastwood’s latest movie as a director – and it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.

    His star is Angelina Jolie, playing a single mother in Los Angeles in 1928 who reports her young son missing to the police.

    Like any parent she is frantic with worry until the cops inform her they have finally found her son, safe and sound.

    Only problem is she believes the child is not her son and she wages a one-woman war against what she believes is a blatant cover-up by the Los Angeles Police Department.

    This results in her being put into a mental hospital.

    However, helped by the Reverend Briegleb (John Malkovich), she continues to pursue the corruption at the very heart of the LAPD.

    What unfolds is a multi-layered story of child abduction, a serial killer and one mother’s quest to find the truth.

    All of this is against a backdrop of Prohibition America where women are meant to be seen and not heard. The movie features multiple plot strands that run concurrently throughout and not once do you lose interest or start looking at your watch.

    I had the rare privilege of working on one of Eastwood’s movies (Space Cowboys) and have always held him in high regard.

    But with Changeling the veteran film-maker really is on top of his game.

    This is proper storytelling. if you liked Clint’s Oscar-winning film Million Dollar Baby, then I truly urge you to see this utterly gripping and compelling adult drama too.

    But don’t take my word for it. Eastwood himself says: “It’s made for people who want to think along with you. People who don’t want to think along with you – well, they should go see something else!”

    In other words, an intelligent, challenging and provocative film that stays with you long after the end credits.

    Changeling is based on a true story and Angelina Jolie is outstanding as the tormented mum Christine Collins. She is a racing cert for an Oscar nomination.

    As a mother herself Jolie knew it would be a very difficult role and originally turned it down.

    She said: “When I first read the script, I couldn’t put it down and then I said no immediately.

    “But then I could not stop talking about this extraordinary woman and I really wanted people to know about her.”

    Go and see Changeling. You won’t regret it.

    CHANGELING

    WORTH WATCHING?

    Just don’t miss this

    RATING: ****

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/showbiz-and-lifestyle/features/2008/11/23/jolie-has-the-mother-of-all-roles-91466-22313514/

    Jolie has the mother of all roles
    Nov 23 2008 Wales On Sunday

    ANGELINA Jolie is one of the most distinguished actresses of her generation. She embodies the grace and beauty of the old-style Hollywood belles as well as being an earth mother to her six children and devoted partner of actor Brad Pitt.

    The 33-year-old seems to play each role with deft aplomb, ensuring what is private remains private, but giving her all to each character she plays.

    She becomes so embroiled in each performance in fact, that when she first read the script for her latest role, as single mother Christine Collins in Changeling, she turned it down.

    “When I read the script, I could not put it down and then I said no – immediately. I did not want to go near this project because it was too upsetting. But then I couldn’t stop talking about her,” Angelina explains.

    “I found myself sitting with people and wanting them to know about this extraordinary woman, that you wouldn’t believe what happened to her and what these people did to her.”

    Changeling, the latest work from Clint Eastwood, tells the story of Christine, whose son Walter disappears in 1928 Los Angeles.

    Five months later, a child who claims to be her son is returned by police who are keen to win credit for a job well done. Dazzled by flashbulbs and overwhelmed by reporters, Christine agrees to take the boy home, even though she knows it is not her son.

    Her campaign to find the real Walter continues but, in Prohibition-era LA, women don’t stand up to the system and she is sent to a mental institution.

    Christine’s long battle against the corrupt system eventually changed the course of the city’s history.

    “I found it very inspiring in the end,” Angelina continues.

    “It became a story about democracy in action, a story about justice, about suffering a great loss and fighting through it and making a change for the future, for other people and questioning government and the police. Christine had to walk a very fine line and then, when she did speak out, they locked her in an institution, so she had this real struggle to try and behave with these very, very corrupt people.”

    Angelina gave birth to twins in July, they were apparently asleep in her room at London’s Claridge’s when we meet.

    Knox and Vivienne are the latest additions to her and Brad’s brood, but were still just a glint in their mother’s eye while she was filming.

    The actress says her other children – Maddox, seven, Pax, four, Zahara, two, who were all adopted, and two-year-old Shiloh, her first child with Brad, were a comfort during the harrowing shoot.

    “I had my kids with me as much as possible and after doing a day at work I would run home,” she reveals.

    “I just wanted to be silly, it was so emotional that I found myself being really goofy. I was so happy that I knew where my kids were and they were OK.”

    Christine’s story also made Angelina feel closer to her mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died last year from cancer. She says her mother was strong like Christine.

    “Her name was Marcheline, but everybody called her marshmallow because she was just the softest most gentle woman in the world,” says Angelina, suddenly tearful.

    “She was really sweet and she would never get angry. But when it came to her kids she was just really, really fierce.

    “This is very much her and her story, in that she was that woman I related to who had that elegance and strength through just knowing what was right.”

    Angelina admits she has struggled to cope with her mother’s loss, but is thankful for what she has.

    “My mum was far too young, she was 58. But she lived long enough to meet my children, most of my children. So you can only focus on how grateful you are,” she said.

    “And when you love somebody that much, you are happy that they are out of pain.

    “As much as you miss them, the important thing is they don’t suffer.

    “I have been so blessed to have healthy children and a great partner. We are having such a wonderful time raising our children together and there is a lot of love in our home. I remind myself of that anytime I would think of what I have lost. So I feel very lucky.”

    One of Changeling’s biggest pull factors for the Oscar-winning actress was the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood.

    “I had always wanted to work with him because I love his work. In person, he’s a really good man, he’s very solid, very strong and great with his crew. He’s one of those very fair leaders,” she says of the director.

    “He’s very decisive and he’s famous for shooting one or two takes, which does sound terrifying for an actor.

    “But because of that you know he’s not going to drain you emotionally. He will be prepared.

    “It does allow for you to push yourself.

    “And also, because he does do just one take, everything is very fresh. As actors, we tend to over-think things and analyse ourselves and, because you don’t have time for that, it keeps it very in the moment and very real.”

    Angelina was born in Los Angeles to actress mum Marcheline and actor father Jon Voight. Her parents split not long after she was born and she was brought up by her mother in New York.

    The family moved back to LA when she was 11, where Angelina attended acting classes and went through a teen rebellion phase.

    She started modelling and appearing in music videos and low budget films. In 1999, she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a sociopath alongside Winona Ryder in Girl, Interrupted.

    But it was as feisty archeologist Lara Croft in the 2001 film version of the best-selling video game Tomb Raider that Angelina came to international attention.

    In 2005, she met Brad Pitt on the set of Mr And Mrs Smith, where the pair played a married couple of secret assassins.

    And, last year, she won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Mariane Pearl in A Mighty Heart, whose reporter husband Daniel was killed in the Middle East.

    For an actress at the top of her game, it seems unusual that Angelina plans to bow out of the business. But her family clearly comes first.

    “I’m not making some big retirement announcement, but I have a big family and I have a lot of responsibility at home and I have the good fortune financially not to have to work all the time and I just feel privileged that I get to be at home a lot and I feel a responsibility to be there as much as I can,” she adds.

    “Maybe I’ll make a film once a year and then maybe once every two years and then maybe eventually I’ll stop.”

    As for Changeling, Angelina is widely tipped to win an Oscar for the role.

    “Anything that acknowledges a film that you are proud of and that you worked hard on means a great deal. But, at the same time, if nothing is ever acknowledged you are just as proud and you know you worked just as hard,” she added.

    Changeling is out on Wednesday

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Voice-of-the-Wetlands-by-Mac-McKinney-081122-91.html
    Entire article at link with Pictures

    FEMA is in the doghouse in the Lower Ninth Ward, while Brad Pitt is a Top Dog. (photo by Mac McKinney)

    Brad Pitt started to fall in love with the Lower Ninth Ward and New Orleans while he was shooting the smash hit Interview with the Vampire from the novel by Ann Rice (before, of course, she found Jesus), starring Tom Cruise and himself, Brad playing guilt-ridden vampire Louis to Cruise’s black-hearted blood-sucker Lestat.

    Some of the film was actually shot in the Ward’s Jackson (Andrew) Barracks, established by the U.S. Army way back in 1834 and ultimately taken over by the Louisiana National Guard, while more shooting was done along the Mississippi River embankment running along the southern Lower Ninth.

    Brad, having been hoodooed, like many of us, by the romance and magic of New Orleans, over time had remained attached to the fortunes of the city, so that when Katrina struck, he was deeply concerned, and could only grow more heart-broken and frustrated as he saw how desperate the plight of New Orleanians had become and continued to be as the folly and incompetence of government responses on all levels heightened. He soon felt he had to get involved:

    “When Brad Pitt visited the Lower 9th Ward for the first time after the storm, he was shocked by what he saw: the remnants of people’s lives strewn across the streets and an entire neighborhood torn apart and turned upside down. Pitt was even more disturbed by the lack of a clear plan to address the situation. Many were quietly saying there was no chance the Lower 9th Ward would ever be re-built.

    Inspired by the courage and hope of the residents he met, Pitt resolved to do whatever he could to help them rebuild. Just as importantly, he wanted to help recreate and nurture the unique culture and spirit of the Lower 9th Ward, which symbolizes the soul of New Orleans. He understood instinctively that a New Orleans rebuilt without the Lower 9th Ward would never be whole.” (source)

    By 2007, Brad was shooting another movie in New Orleans, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (due out on Christmas Day, 2008-based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story), he and Angelina Jolie had actually purchased a lovely house in the French Quarter, and Brad, as only he could, had already been taking concrete and dramatic steps to help New Orleans in a big, big way.

    Brad Pitt’s Passion

    What was Brad Pitt up to? Well, you won’t understand unless I let you in on a deep, dark secret. You see, Brad is a junkie, an architectural junkie. To quote from Dave McNair in an Arpil 27, 2006 article in The Hook:

    1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

    Student of history, religion, exoteric and esoteric, the Humanities in general and advocate for peace, justice and the unity of humankind, not through force, but through self-realization and mutual respect. I have also just come out with my first book, a combination of poetry, photography and essays entitled “Post Katrina Blues”, my reflections on the Gulf Coast and New Orleans two years after Katrina struck, published by San Francisco Bay Press.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/features/film/e3ie147587b897a0735e3c41cd2e41503e4
    Entire article at link
    Made in Louisiana

    “People have been successful in getting their money back from the state in a timely manner,” says Joseph D. Chianese, vp business development for Entertainment Partners, a leading provider of payroll and production management services. “And because of the sheer volume of productions that have been going into the state, it has been able to develop a local crew base, which is important when you’re bringing a production somewhere.”

    It can be argued that a similarly attractive mix of incentives, crew and infrastructure can be found elsewhere (e.g., New York), but the people of Louisiana hold a trump card that is uniquely theirs, and its name is New Orleans.

    “You can still shoot in New Orleans for the 1800s and the early 1900s and barely change a thing,” says Cean Chaffin, producer of Paramount’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which shot in and around the city.

    It’s no secret that beauty can come with a price. The devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has inspired filmmakers to steer clear of New Orleans during the peak of hurricane season or simply base their productions in cities to the north like Shreveport, which has effectively diversified and expanded the state’s film production economy. It has also made the state more eager to court film production and related businesses, according to Jason Sciavicco, founder of Horizon Entertainment, who produces “docu-reality” sports series “Two-a-days” (MTV) and “Varsity, Inc.” (ESPN).

    “I’ve been to a lot of different states, and I don’t think there’s another in the country that is more aggressive in wanting to help films,” says Sciavicco, who recently formed a joint venture with Louisiana Media Co. to move Horizon from Atlanta to New Orleans. “I think that’s because they need the help right now.”

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20081123/AE/811239997/1060&title=Aspen%20Film%20announces%20screenings

    ASPEN — Aspen Film has announced a partial list of titles to be presented in its Academy Screenings program, opening next month. The 18th annual Academy Screenings, featuring 22 films considered contenders for Academy Awards, is set for Dec. 21-Jan. 3 at Paepcke Auditorium.

    Among the films to be screened are “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” adapted from a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and starring Brad Pitt as a man who ages backwards; “Revolutionary Road,” director Sam Mendes’ drama about a struggling young couple (Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio) in 1950s Connecticut; and “Defiance,” about three Jewish brothers who build a forest village to protect themselves from the Nazis.

    Also: “Gran Torino,” director Clint Eastwood’s story of a Korean War veteran who tried to reform his teenage neighbor; “Frost/Nixon,” an adaptation of the Tony Award-winning play about David Frost’s 1977 televised interview of Richard Nixon, starring Michael Sheen as Frost and Frank Langella as Nixon; and director Gus Van Sant’s “Milk,” a biopic starring Sean Penn as the openly gay San Francisco supervisor, Harvey Milk.

    Past Academy Screenings presentations have included Oscar winners “Crash,” “Million Dollar Baby” and “There Will Be Blood.”

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.observer.com/2008/media/paper-record-goes-team-aniston#comments

    Paper of Record Goes Team Aniston

    This time, it was Ms. Jolie’s charity work that helped turn the story. Long interested in international humanitarian work, Ms. Jolie appeared in Pakistan, where she visited camps housing Afghan refugees, and even met with President Pervez Musharraf. Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt made a subsequent trip to Kashmir to bring attention to earthquake victims.

    In a conspiracy like this, you build from the outer edges and you go step by step…

    Is The Times out to get Angelina Jolie—the woman whom Esquire’s Tom Junod has called “the best woman in the world, in terms of her generosity, her dedication, and her courage”?

    Well, take a look at the cover of this week’s New York Times Magazine.

    Really uncool.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.makeitrightnola.org

    Good Morning all. Sorry for some of the long posts. They did not look that long when ready. Have a great Sunday. Check out Changeling if you have not seen it. It is a very good Movie. I am looking forward to seeing Benjamin Button. Early reviews have been great and BP is a described as a great character actor in a leading man’s body. Both BP and AJ are a the top of their game, professionally and personally. Hens can scour the Internet for some sign of trouble, but BP and AJ continue to live their lives, raise their six adorable children, be of service and perfect their craft. It is all good. Peace to all.

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    bdj Says:

    oops when reading. My bad!!!!

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    anustin Says:

    bahha…maniston!!!backlash!

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    dianad1968 Says:

    #547

    bdj,

    It seems X is coming of as a loser again with the Times magazine interview, as people are questioning the timing of that versus the Angie article. Huvane may just have overstepped here.

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    QQQQ Says:

    BBC interview

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7744705.stm

    Angelina Jolie on her new film

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s latest film Changeling is based on the harrowing true story of a single mother trying to track down her missing son.

    Directed by Clint Eastwood, it is set in Los Angeles in 1928 and Angelina Jolie plays the part of the desperate mother, Christine Collins.

    On his Sunday morning programme the BBC’s Andrew Marr asked her how hard it had been to play the role of a single mother back in the 1920s when attitudes to the role of women were very different.

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    gaye Says:

    awards:
    Thanks for your posts – luv them.

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    jolie is done Says:

    The arguement that “Oh well other celebrities do it..!” doesn’t fly. The point is that Jolie has (((always))) maintained that she doesn’t care what people think of her and doesn’t pay attention to what’s written etc about her.

    Jolie has repeated this over and over and as usual, what she says and what she does are 2 different things. Have you found and viewed the 2004 interview with Jolie “Inside the Actors Studio” yet?!! Where she talks candidly about her heroin use, her cutting herself and how she admitted herself into a mental institution… it’s a must see. After watching that, it’s very easy to see how Jolie has merely transferred addictions to collecting kids for photo ops. Look it up, Jolie’s behavior is classic compulsive and obsessive, just like when she did heroin and cut herself.

    Jolie is a true narcissist.

    Jolie is one lonely, insecure pathetic addict who is finally getting called on and outed for her disgusting soulless behavior.

    Also, how is it that some people think Jolie is a great mother and applaud that she can have a career and have kids?

    Her and Pitt have 6 nannies, chefs, house keepers, groundskeepers, a staff of over 30! They take private jets. Life with a staff of over 30 and millions of dollars doesn’t make them heroic parents! Puh-LEEZE!!!

    Pitt just stated on Oprah that they don’t cook! Pitt also said on Oprah that they (also) have night time nannies so that they can sleep!! Parents? Uh, NO! (((((They don’t even parent their own kids.))))) They use their kids for photo ops to promote their movies. Are you people as delusional as Jolie?

  555. 555
    Hags are crazy Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:24 am

    The one who is done in HW is your idol Anuston. You want to know why .. 1 ) she went to THE IVY .. a place where D-list actors frequent to have her pictures taken. 2) she dates a famewhore doucebag John Mayer (desperate much) 3. To be relevant had to mention Angelina Jolier or Brad Pitt. 4) Finished 4 movies but had a hard time getting it into theaters. 5. She’ll be 40 next years it’s gonna be BYE BYE HW.. helloo Home for the AGED hahahahah!!!

  556. 556
    JM Says:

    The next TV show X will be in will be DANCING WITH THE STARS, bwahahahahhahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahhh

  557. 557
    piper, with a low Says:

    Good morning, ladies…

    I see that things have settled down, for the most part; however, I saw something on Perez’s site that, for me, makes me cheer Angelina’s efforts to keep journalists’ eyes on the ball even more.

    Newsweek ‘went there’ with Michelle Williams, which to me, seems unbelievably inappropriate, given that Heath’s death was pretty recent and that his and Michelle’s relationship at the time of his death was probably complicated. I read the excerpt last night and was so upset, I didn’t bother coming here to talk about it.

    Without a doubt, Michelle isn’t in Angelina’s league, in terms of star power, but she deserved better than having Newsweek ‘going there’ and Perez posting a transcript of the exchange. And as far as I know, Michelle was never one of those stars who detailed her personal life incessantly.

    I am really disappointed in Newsweek and in many ways, they have justified why celebs can and should restrict certain topics.

  558. 558
    trés jolie Says:

    Angie should live in France.Only in France. She is honored there.

  559. 559
    gaye Says:

    andjddd @ 11/22/2008 at 10:31 am

    One thing is for sure – jolie has the dumbest fans.
    You guys are more dumb then her to buy the crap.
    ——————–

    How dumb of Jeffrey Sachs, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Richard Haass, Colin Powell, Clint Eastwood, Paul Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Feinstein, Bono, Mia Farrow, etc.

    Since they are fans of Angelina Jolie…

  560. 560
    Alexanderina Says:

    BDJ, thanks for the wonderful news articles and links. Very good read

  561. 561
    dianad1968 Says:

    #554,

    jolie is done,

    Can you sound even more stupid? I don’t remember Brad saying in his interview with OPrah that they didn’t cook, and if he did, what, Angie has gone on record sayng she doesn’t know how to cook. So what is your point? I suppose you have personal knowledge of the number of staff they have. Probably their lawyers and secuity need to know about you. You may be dangerous to the family.

    You had better calm down, I can see the frothing and foaming from where I am. Can’t be to good for your health now. :lol:

  562. 562
    momiji (SLB) Says:

    for lylian only

    Well, lylian, I was not looking for a response from you in the form of an “essay” on the bailing out of AIG, FRE, and FNM. All I want to say is

    1) You blamed Bush for the economy. But look around, the whole world is having problems, including some of the G8 or G7 (is it G12 now? ) countries.

    2) Befroe the election, you said Obama’s plans were much better than McCaine’s. At that time, I wanted you to know, what they promised is NEVER gonna be what the final plan that will be passed.

    3) My last post was asking your opinion on “Obama’s urging Congress to bail out the big auto”, because in all your previous posts, you were so worried about the deficit, funding of the bail out thru tax increase. You still havent answered my post, is it because now that the election is over, there’s NO need to bash the oppposing candidate or the Bush adm?

    Lylian, I’m merely upset at those posts, namely the calculation of the debt vs GDP, the bashing of the Bush adm, Palin’s passport….etc.

    By the way, about that “detailed” calculation of GDP, growth, debt– somehow, I just feel something is missing, sometimes there are some variables that just cant be quantified, and I dont have the time to figure this out. I still think that calculation is meaningless.

    Please, I have a short attention span, simplify your response to me, if you feel the need to reply.

    peace !!

    P.S. You once said, “….Americans were not respected overseas….”. Well, I was in Japan for 2 weeks, I felt very much welcomed. Americans are still well liked. There will always be some people who disagree with our govt’s policy, but that does not translate into “unwanted or unwelcome”.

  563. 563
    momiji (SLB) Says:

    J is done –

    Angie is not using any drug. She has NOT dabble in any drug for the past 8 or 10 years.

    Have you read that Aniston was taking “male hormone” resulting in miscarriage? Well, all the internet blogs were talking about her usage.

    Have you read that Aniston loves happy? Happy means the expensive white powder. I hope she’s not using it now

  564. 564
    Felinelilly Says:

    Good morning JPville. :) Wishing everyone a great Sunday. I’ve been catching up because I haven’t been around a lot lately, #525 Cliniqua, great post. Enjoy your day everyone. BBL

  565. 565
    move on Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:24 am

    You have been saying the same thing For 4 years yet she’s making movies,get top dollars,kicking it at the box office,she’s with Brad,the government asked her to go to Iraq.lol

    Jen lost one million viewers for 30 rock after Vogue and Oprah.Now the public is calling for her to move on.The women from the INSIDER said “he just not into you move on.ouch

    Now we know she begged for a part in 30 rock,she’s lying that she was flying through NYC and was thinking how good it would be to work in NY again and the call came.LOL she begged.

  566. 566
    ultra Says:

    to the blogger (paid by Huvane)-

    Please rely this to your Aniston camp.

    Taking back a boyfriend who has humiliated you in public = LOW SELF ESTEEM .

  567. 567
    voe Says:

    2 jolie is done,

    Are you going to respond to my post to you on JA’s M meet my dad’s thread?

    You apparently could not explain why your post there did not appear of the website you claimed as your source, could you?

    You fabricate press release to defame Jolie. You damaged the reputation of a charitable organization for your own demented gain. This action tells me you are quite mentally sick.

  568. 568
    jolie is done Says:

    Watch the Pitt interview on Oprah again, he says they dont cook and have night time nannies so that they can sleep.

    And you crazy loon, Jolie has talked about their many staffers that, as she put it, “help keep the family flow..” and has discussed how she has a nanny for each child, and has talked about her chefs etc. They have a nanny for each kid. There are freakin pictures of different women carrying the kids at the same time. Get a grip on reality.

    Jolie stated that the (((only))) publication that she’d believe what’s said about her is The New York Times.

    Man karma is sweet.

  569. 569
    jolie is done Says:

    Watch the Pitt interview on Oprah again, he says they dont cook and have night time nannies so that they can sleep.

    And you crazy loon, Jolie has talked about their many staffers that, as she put it, “help keep the family flow..” and has discussed how she has a nanny for each child, and has talked about her chefs etc. They have a nanny for each kid. There are freakin pictures of different women carrying the kids at the same time. Get a grip on reality.

    Jolie stated that the (((only))) publication that she’d believe what’s said about her is The New York Times.

    Man karma is sweet.

  570. 570
    Jill Says:

    # 554 jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:24 am

    You’re a fraud, honey. Voe already busted you. She checked out both those sites you mentioned and there was nothing whatever about Jolie.

    You’re a lying bítch and a fake. Slandering Angelina is not going to save your fake idol from going down the tubes.

  571. 571
    paul Says:

    Cate Blanchett will probably knock Angie out for an oscar nomination.

    Angie should work more. Go to the IMDB – she has no films in the horizont, but Pitt has 6 or 7. Why doesnt he stay home and let her work. I bet if he gets an oscar nod he will go to the oscars, and Angie will go with him. thats going to be an humiliation.

    I hope she dumps him soon, if not her career is over.

  572. 572
    Jill Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 1:05 pm
    Jolie … has discussed how she has a nanny for each child, and has talked about her chefs etc. They have a nanny for each kid. There are freakin pictures of different women carrying the kids at the same time. Get a grip on reality.
    **************************************************************************************************

    Where did Jolie say they have a nanny for each kid? Post the source and the link or shut the fcuk up.

    Where are the pictures of different women carry the kids at the same time? Post the source and the link or shut the fcuk up.

    As a matter of fact, just shut the fcuk up anyway. You’ve already been exposed as a lying fraud. Why the hell should we believe anything you post on here?

    Making up lies and bullshit about Angelina isn’t going to save your wash-out, has-been, no-talent, can’t-keep-a-man, sitcom hag. Yeah, karma’s a bítch — as Aniston knows all too well. Serial dumpee and career in the crapper. From America’s sweetheart to America’s laughing stock. Stick a fork in that pathetic bítch. She’s done.

  573. 573
    GERMAN FANS Says:

    @ jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 1:05 pm

    how much does huvane pay you for your false stories? or is it you aniston?

    you can write whatever you want,but you will never change the FACT THAT ANGELINA JOLIE IS LOVED AND RESPECTED BY MILLIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD!

  574. 574
    Jill Says:

    paul @ 11/23/2008 at 1:08 pm
    Angie should work more. Go to the IMDB – she has no films in the horizon
    *******************************************************************************************

    IMDB is wrong and are you. She’s filming “Salt” next year — the role she took over from Tom Cruise.

    If Brad gets an Oscar nod, Angie will be very proud to go to Hollywood with him. She supports her man. Which is why he’s with her and not with his whiny, demanding, it’s-all-about-me ex.

    Angie’s already said her acting career is taking a back seat to her family and her humanitarian work. It’s up to her and Brad to determine how they want to split the work load, not you or anyone else.

  575. 575
    paul Says:

    nothing against Brad

    I was a fan of Jolie before pitt, so i would be very sad she quits acting.

  576. 576
    bdj Says:

    Award bloggers can give their opinion all over the Internet about their personal favorites or Studio bias. However, since the Oscars are 3 months away, it is merely speculation. It is funny how they have not seen half the films, yet ready to give lists based on industry “insiders” or company shills. AJ gave an amazing performance in Changeling. She worked hard and carried the film. She has done outstanding work throughout her career. She has a stellar career yet made the time to birth and adopt children with her Partner Brad Pitt.

    Many Actresses in Hollyweird should be so lucky. However, some would rather whine about the state of the industry, whine about having their photos taken by the public/fans, put off family for lame choices and plot the downfall of their competitors It is a nasty biz Hollyweird, but BP and AJ choose to live outside the nonsense and focus on their family. Awards come and go but a family is a lifetime.

  577. 577
    voe Says:

    paul (JA),

    No wonder men left you one after another.

  578. 578
    huh Says:

    paul @ 11/23/2008 at 1:08 pm
    =========
    You idiot, why is a humiliation Angie supports her man? If she wants to quit acting, is her business, not yours. She certainly won’t dump Brad just to make an idiot like you happy.

  579. 579
    solid Says:

    Well fans, so far, we have five autorizate reviews on BB. All of them, call BB – front runner in Oscar race in Best picture category and more other nom. BUT (I hate that but) also all of them not sure for Brad chances for nom. What you thought?

  580. 580
    bdj Says:

    It is not a competition between BP and AJ since she is a Woman and he is a Man. Therefore they would not be up for the same award. However, AJ is a supportive Partner and would be quite happy if BP and the Benjamin Button Movie received crtical acclaim. AJ is a supportive Partner and has supported BP in all his humanitarian projects and Movies. BP has a great partner and cheerleader in AJ. In fact, in my humble opinion, she along with their children, have made him a better man. After all, he could still be miserable in Malibu waiting on his first child.

  581. 581
    gena Says:

    I believe an article when they were in Cannes said that they have 3 nannies. Initially none spent the night. Now they have someone 2 nights a week. So that they can get some rest. Also, Angie and Brad have always been hands on. Rarely do you see the nanny carrying any of their children.

    As for the academy awards, Angie would be very happy if Brad is nominated and will attend to support him. She does not make films for the award but for telling the story. If she is nominated or not will not bother her. The same for Brad. They are interested in telling the story. They support each other.

  582. 582
    dark angel Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 1:05 pm
    Jolie … has discussed how she has a nanny for each child, and has talked about her chefs etc. They have a nanny for each kid. There are freakin pictures of different women carrying the kids at the same time. Get a grip on reality.
    ————————————–
    What reality are you talking about? Your reality????

    I have yet to see the JP kids being carried by the nannies. All I saw were the photos of Angie (and sometimes with Brad) with the kids. They were all shots of Angie taking care of them. NO nannies around.

  583. 583
    Mrs. Smith Says:

    #537 – Cliniqua – So true, how Tilda Swinton, and other actresses, are given a free pass but never Angie.
    You’d swear that some of the things Angie did in her teens and early 20′s, like the oft repeated JLM’s blood on her shirt, the small vial of BBT’s blood, etc, warranted a death sentence, which she did not serve, so we need to be continually reminded of it lest we forget these heinous crimes she committed.

    Sad that some writers cannot resist delving into the tabloid land of journalism as they fear that their piece may not have enough of the sensational knock out punch when you describe Angie’s present life of being a devoted mother of 6, beloved partner of Brad Pitt, philanthropist, UNHCR Goodwill ambassador, and most sought after actress. Therefore, they feel that they must bring in the more salacious, titillating areas of her youthful past to make a more ‘pulitzer prize’ read.

  584. 584
    piper, with a low Says:

    # 581 gena @ 11/23/2008 at 1:38 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    They weren’t nannies; they were teachers.

  585. 585
    dianad1968 Says:

    #568

    jolie is done

    B**ch try again. I have the Oprah interview taped. Brad never said they dont cook, he said “we try”. And again, WTH is wrong with then not cooking? And they both have sad that they tried doing at nights but it was hard and Angie said they were getting “loopy”, so they got someone for a couple of nights to help. They have never denied that they have some help, (what the h*ll is wrong with that), but they are very hands on parents, and take care of their children.

    You need to remember that you are posting on a JJ thread about the JPs, and there are FANS here posting, so posting lies is futile, because you will be BUSTED. We have read every interview about them, have them saved, and can refer to hem at a moment’s notice. So keep trying “s**t for brains”.

  586. 586
    Jill Says:

    gena @ 11/23/2008 at 1:38 pm
    I believe an article when they were in Cannes said that they have 3 nannies.
    ******************************************************************************************

    Sounds reasonable, with six children under the age of eight. If my math is right, that works out to one nanny per two children. Not exactly a nanny for each child.

  587. 587
    dianad1968 Says:

    Sorry for my mistakes today, I am posting on my laptop and am more prone to mistakes.

  588. 588
    Whiniston Says:

    Jennifer Aniston Is The Only One Allowed To Stare At Her

    Jennifer Aniston’s face adorns the cover of this week’s New York Times Magazine. Despite her current remarks in the interview therein about how annoying it is when people take camera phone pictures of her and sell them to feed their family, Ms. Aniston would like to reassure you that she loves images of herself as much as you do. After all, she’s done photo shoots with about 8,000 magazines this month, most of which have already folded. Is she a hypocrite? We’ll give her a break, and let the author of The Rules give her some helpful advice about dealing with her anger:

    Despite posing for Vogue and every other magazine imaginable, Aniston only likes it when the mainstream media profits for her image, as she relates in the NYT interview:

    Q: How much do you hate cameras on phones?

    A: My favorite move is when people pretend that they’re on the phone and they kind of dial and take the picture at the same time. You hope they’re doing it for themselves — that they’re not thinking, I’m going to dine out on you.

    Yes, Jen, an image of you is worth about 5.2 meals in this economy. They’re just doing what they can to survive.

    The New York Post, perhaps miffed that they didn’t get their own cover of Aniston scowling, quoted author of The Rules Ellen Fein with some advice for Jen:

    “Breaking up is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be humiliating…Never mention Brad’s or John Mayer’s name in public. Also, don’t say any thing bad about him (“he’s missing a sensitivity chip”). Never talk about Angelina or call her “uncool,” even if she was uncool. She does not exist in your world. Never date a man or take a man back who humiliated you publicly or held a press conference to explain your breakup. Go to parties where there are lots of single men and ask everyone you know to set you up. You’re going to be 40 soon. You have no time to waste if you want kids.”

    Yipes.

    http://gawker.com/5096953/jennifer-aniston-is-the-only-one-allowed-to-stare-at-her

  589. 589
    Whiniston Says:

    credit: Btwbfdimho

    jenho de stalker
    http://i33.tinypic.com/5x4nsk.jpg

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg

  590. 590
    Aniston is toast Says:

    GO TO HELL ANISTON FREAKTOIDS!

    REMEMBER TO TAKE YOUR MANIPULATIVE, LYING, WHO-RE OF AN IDOL ANUSTON WITH YOU!!

  591. 591
    GERMAN FANS Says:

    @Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:43 pm

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg
    ———————————————-
    HAHAHAHAHAHA THATS FUNNY!

  592. 592
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Hey guys, just checking in then blowing out again to do some errands…but a word of advice if I may….

    I know first hand, what a temptation it is to dine on a little smoked troll…but do everyone a favor…

    ADVICE: When that troll selects a disparaging screen name that is an Angie put down (and you know the one I’m referring to that people have been using for the last several posts)…what happens is that, that same 3 worded screenname (an insult to Jolie) appears in all of the many ‘cut n ‘paste’ responses to the troll. We’re not thinking.

    So stop it please. Just refer to the #, or the time of the post. Don’t use the troll’s name. Don’t do the trolls work for them and have that Jolie slur all over OUR thread and board. The troll is just sitting back clapping and enjoying it when you do.

    That said, glad you liked the Tilda read from earlier today.

  593. 593
    uncool Says:

    Jealous and so much Envy,You poor Suckers,go back to Jenn and keep her company.Or are you Jenn?

  594. 594
    spl Says:

    Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:43 pm

    TERRIFIC ! The best. The second picture says it all.

    Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:36 pm

    X and her people overplayed the hand. She is being considered a joke. A pathetic whiney joke

  595. 595
    anustin Says:

    554….is a jealous hag.keep on dreaming!

  596. 596
    irma Says:

    Angie will make movies less & less to take care of her family . There’s nothing wrong with that, I will miss her but it’s for the good of her family.
    waving to senior,vicki,anoble,MF,Neleh (hope you are healing properly),bdj,Felinelilly,anustin,guli,the real tita,cliniqua,Jill,Bailey,alexanderina,andromeda,passing through, & all the regulars at JJ.
    It’s snowing again here in Heidelberg, I bet it’s also snowing where the Jolie-Pitt’s are. God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s & their fans.

  597. 597
    irma Says:

    #591 that’s really good one. LOL.

  598. 598
    piper, with a low Says:

    # 571 paul @ 11/23/2008 at 1:08 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Quote the Jill… you toopid!!!!

    Leave it to morons to pin Angelina’s decision on Brad. Nevermind the fact that Angelina said that Brad encouraged her to take the Salt role. Nevermind the fact that last year, Brad told Charlie Rose that he planned on slowing down, in terms of making movies. Nevermind the fact long before Brad, Angelina’s decisions were punctuated by her mother, Marcheline. Angelina is very lucky; Brad is no Jon Voight, therefore it is likely that Salt will not be her last movie.

  599. 599
    ebmo Says:

    # 561 dianad1968 @ 11/23/2008 at 11:55 am #554,

    jolie is done,

    Can you sound even more stupid? I don’t remember Brad saying in his interview with OPrah that they didn’t cook, and if he did, what, Angie has gone on record sayng she doesn’t know how to cook. So what is your point? I suppose you have personal knowledge of the number of staff they have. Probably their lawyers and secuity need to know about you. You may be dangerous to the family.

    You had better calm down, I can see the frothing and foaming from where I am. Can’t be to good for your health now.

    +++++++++++
    my mom did no know how to cook………

    We were all relieved when she stopped trying.

  600. 600
    gaye Says:

    Whiniston:

    credit: Btwbfdimho

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg
    =================

    Hahaha. That put the biggest smile on my face. Lovesit!!!
    Thanks for posting.

  601. 601
    Faye88 Says:

    Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:43 pm

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg
    *************************************************
    LOL!!! That is brilliant! Love it.

    Thanks bdj for the latest articles. Much appreciated.
    Thanks 4Q for the link to the latest Angie interview from the BBC.

    Hope you all have an enjoyable Sunday. :)

  602. 602
    CLINIQUA Says:

    oh a couple more things…was scrolling back..lolol

    first love that gawker thing – hahahahaha:

    Yes, Jen, an image of you is worth about 5.2 meals in this economy.

    Bahahaha, I think they’re eseentially telling us her pic is worth about 40 bucks. lmao.

    Second, Paul is a troll. Third, Paul is j__ is d__. 4th, Paul seem unaware that Angelina ALREADY HAS AN OSCAR. 5th, Paul seems to forget that it’s very obvious that Angelina is happiest when Brad is, so why wouldn’t she want both Mommy and Daddy to have an Oscar. I’m sure she feels like most she would like to see him commended in that way. 6th, Angelina doesn’t really care – she called awards ‘silly,’ and has already told the world, her ambitions lie elsewhere these days or do you happen to know of any other hot major A-lister who stays pregnant for almost two years in a row when they are peaking fame-wise? LOL (Charlize? Hilary? Reese? Renee Z? Nicole?) 6th, It’s Angelina’s CHOICE to spend time doing her UN work, joing CFR, or being pregnant instead of ‘baiting,’ Oscar. That in and of itself should tell you what she thinks about ‘awards.’

    The main reason why Angelina will be happy about any award show red carpet and evening, is the same reason why she likes the premiere red carpets (hers or Brads) because they are always hot steamy date nights for her and Brad, and they both get some good lovin’ and one on one time.

    So, in other words — you FAIL troll. LMAO

  603. 603
    CLINIQUA Says:

    gaye @ 11/23/2008 at 3:35 pm Whiniston:

    credit: Btwbfdimho

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg
    =================

    Hahaha. That put the biggest smile on my face. Lovesit!!!
    Thanks for posting.
    ____________________

    OMG…I spewed 7 up all over my PC!!! Get a MOP!!!! LMAO…where did you get this…THIS is HILARIOUS!!! Hahahahah!! Because you KNOW that’s EXACTLY what her LIFE IS these days. OMG. that is soooooo PERFECT. Hahahahahaha!

    Thanks for the laughs – okay..going to get some work done. ttyl

  604. 604
    CLINIQUA Says:

    one more thing — omg, can’t get away..lol..real quick…that Maniston gallery thing w/ AJ’s pic reminded me….does anyone know what Angelina’s pictures fetched at Christie’s??

    Or has it not come up for bidding yet??

    ttyl

  605. 605
    ultra Says:

    J.. is done -

    You behaved exactly like your employer, Jennifer Aniston……LIED.

    Does the Huvane publicity manual say you have to LIE in your blogging?

    Tell Jen Aniston, does she have to stoop this low?

  606. 606
    an oldie Says:

    # 598 piper, with a low @ 11/23/2008
    Angelina is very lucky; Brad is no Jon Voight, therefore it is likely that Salt will not be her last movie.
    =======================

    It’s incomprehensible to me how Jon Voight could walk out on a sweetheart like Marcheline and 2 adorable kids. I think it’s even more so to Brad who has said he can’t imagine his life without Angelina and the kids.Night and day difference. And the reason given by JV for leaving his family? “I just liked the girls too much”. Mind boggling.

  607. 607
    ebmo Says:

    # 585 dianad1968 @ 11/23/2008 at 2:14 pm #568

    jolie is done

    B**ch try again. I have the Oprah interview taped. Brad never said they dont cook, he said “we try”. And again, WTH is wrong with then not cooking? And they both have sad that they tried doing at nights but it was hard and Angie said they were getting “loopy”, so they got someone for a couple of nights to help. They have never denied that they have some help, (what the h*ll is wrong with that), but they are very hands on parents, and take care of their children.

    You need to remember that you are posting on a JJ thread about the JPs, and there are FANS here posting, so posting lies is futile, because you will be BUSTED. We have read every interview about them, have them saved, and can refer to hem at a moment’s notice. So keep trying “s**t for brains”.
    ++++++++++++++++++
    What exactly is wrong with having a nanny? I can think of some sleepless days and nights when my kids were all little where I would have kidnapped a nanny! (lack of sleep makes you crazy).

    One time I had gotten all the kids to sleep at the same time, It was about a week after my second daughter was born, all I wanted to do was to take a shower. At 7:30 a.m. some religious outreach group knocked on my door to show me their books. The dogs started barking, the baby started Crying, my 2 year old woke up and came out demanding a cookie.

    I was in tears, I must have looked like a crazy woman, hair all wild, wearing my bathrobe I chased them down the driveway yelling “Do you know how long it has been since I have had any sleep…all I want to do is take a shower and you woke my kids up! I’ll never be able to take a sower again…” Those poor guys! :lol:

    For all the Troll:
    Why don’t you hop on a JLO thread and gripe about her nannies, or how she never takes her babies with her when she travels, (but phones home to see if they miss her) or how her husband was still legally married when they got together.

  608. 608
    fuggiston Says:

    from cammy diaz thread

    # 15 aniston fans attack cameron @ 11/23/2008 at 3:58 pm u can always tell the Jennifer Aniston fans are here by the way they attack other beautiful women, in the name of their middle-aged (FOR REAL), pathetic loser of an idol. On Aniston’s best day, Cameron’s toe jam looks better than her. lmao she’s probably wishin’ she had held on to sculfor instead of now being on the business end of former Perez hilton lovah John Gayer’s golden showers. Cameron wins. You and Paul looked smokin as hell the other night Cam – do your thang girl!! Don’t let that ugly b*tch and her jealous catty nasty fans get you down. They’re just mad, because they’re UGLY.

  609. 609
    an oldie Says:

    CLINIQUA @ 11/23/2008 at 3:02 pm
    Hey guys, just checking in then blowing out again to do some errands…but a word of advice if I may….

    I know first hand, what a temptation it is to dine on a little smoked troll…but do everyone a favor…

    ADVICE: When that troll selects a disparaging screen name that is an Angie put down (and you know the one I’m referring to that people have been using for the last several posts)…what happens is that, that same 3 worded screenname (an insult to Jolie) appears in all of the many ‘cut n ‘paste’ responses to the troll. We’re not thinking.

    So stop it please. Just refer to the #, or the time of the post. Don’t use the troll’s name. Don’t do the trolls work for them and have that Jolie slur all over OUR thread and board. The troll is just sitting back clapping and enjoying it when you do.
    ==================

    ITA. Thanks for the reminder

  610. 610
    jen anus-on is really done Says:

    Desperate much, Jen had to go back to the man who publicly dumped her. Nobody must have applied when they were looking for a match at e-harmony. What is wrong Jen you lost your sensitivity chip?

  611. 611
    bdj Says:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ic19bb33a86fd664246ca8d2142dae16d

    Director Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling” — No. 3 in the Paris market — collected $3 million from 699 screens in four markets for an early overseas cume of $8.6 million. The next major opening for the Warners release, a period drama with Angelina Jolie, is Friday in the U.K.

    Burn After Reading closing in on 130 million world-wide
    Focus Features/Universal’s “Burn After Reading,” $1.7 million from 1,190 dates ($71 million);

    Changeling Closing on 40 million worldwide

    Domestic Total as of Nov. 23, 2008: $31,613,000 (Estimate)
    8.6 million Foreign

  612. 612
    Jill Says:

    piper, with a low @ 11/23/2008 at 3:23 pm
    # 571 paul @ 11/23/2008 at 1:08 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Quote the Jill… you toopid!!!!

    ********************************************************************************************

    ROTFLMBAO @ THE Jill. :lol:

    Only Jill is Jill.

    Jill

  613. 613
    piper, with a low Says:

    # 611 bdj @ 11/23/2008 at 4:33 pm
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Wow!

    To think… much was made of BAR’s lukewarm reception at Venice, and yet, it’s cooking overseas! Yay for BAR.

    As for Changeling, it’s still in the top ten in the US.

  614. 614
    ebmo Says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7744705.stm

    Sorry if this was postebefore, I am in and out today.

    Also, while I amnot a huge followe of Cameron Diaz, I bappened to catch a move with her and part of one with X “It was on the same Channel I was waiting tfor it to end to watch the one with Diaz)

    Diaz is SO much more taented a rom com actress than X. IT was just glarngly obvious. x was flipping her hair and shaking her head, her face barely moved and her delivery totally FLAT.

    Diaz has a very expressive face, line delivered with feeling; entire body language suitable to the roll!

    Like I sad I do not realy follow Diaz, but seeing them side by side, I do not understand why anyone EVER gave X a starring role in ANYTHING

  615. 615
    alexanderina Says:

    # 588 Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:36 pm

    Jennifer Aniston Is The Only One Allowed To Stare At Her

    Jennifer Aniston’s face adorns the cover of this week’s New York Times Magazine. Despite her current remarks in the interview therein about how annoying it is when people take camera phone pictures of her and sell them to feed their family, Ms. Aniston would like to reassure you that she loves images of herself as much as you do. After all, she’s done photo shoots with about 8,000 magazines this month, most of which have already folded. Is she a hypocrite? We’ll give her a break, and let the author of The Rules give her some helpful advice about dealing with her anger:

    Despite posing for Vogue and every other magazine imaginable, Aniston only likes it when the mainstream media profits for her image, as she relates in the NYT interview:

    Q: How much do you hate cameras on phones?

    A: My favorite move is when people pretend that they’re on the phone and they kind of dial and take the picture at the same time. You hope they’re doing it for themselves — that they’re not thinking, I’m going to dine out on you.

    Yes, Jen, an image of you is worth about 5.2 meals in this economy. They’re just doing what they can to survive.

    The New York Post, perhaps miffed that they didn’t get their own cover of Aniston scowling, quoted author of The Rules Ellen Fein with some advice for Jen:

    “Breaking up is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be humiliating…Never mention Brad’s or John Mayer’s name in public. Also, don’t say any thing bad about him (”he’s missing a sensitivity chip”). Never talk about Angelina or call her “uncool,” even if she was uncool. She does not exist in your world. Never date a man or take a man back who humiliated you publicly or held a press conference to explain your breakup. Go to parties where there are lots of single men and ask everyone you know to set you up. You’re going to be 40 soon. You have no time to waste if you want kids.”

    Yipes.

    http://gawker.com/5096953/jennifer-aniston-is-the-only-one-allowed-to-stare-at-her

    =============================
    ROTFLMBO. Love it

  616. 616
    Jill Says:

    ebmo @ 11/23/2008 at 5:13 pm
    Also, while I amnot a huge followe of Cameron Diaz, I bappened to catch a move with her and part of one with X “It was on the same Channel I was waiting tfor it to end to watch the one with Diaz)
    ***********************************************************************************************

    Was that “She’s The One”? Diaz was very good in that. Whereas Aniston… I watched her in that and wondered what guy wouldn’t make a bajillion excuses to stay out of her bed. And this was pre-triangle.

  617. 617
    alexanderina Says:

    # 611 bdj @ 11/23/2008 at 4:33 pm http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ic19bb33a86fd664246ca8d2142dae16d

    Director Clint Eastwood’s “Changeling” — No. 3 in the Paris market — collected $3 million from 699 screens in four markets for an early overseas cume of $8.6 million. The next major opening for the Warners release, a period drama with Angelina Jolie, is Friday in the U.K.

    Burn After Reading closing in on 130 million world-wide
    Focus Features/Universal’s “Burn After Reading,” $1.7 million from 1,190 dates ($71 million);

    Changeling Closing on 40 million worldwide

    Domestic Total as of Nov. 23, 2008: $31,613,000 (Estimate)
    8.6 million Foreign

    =================================================
    WOW WTG BAR, this is awesome. Changeling is doing great, still in the top 10 in the US and doing well overseas. Thanks bdj

  618. 618
    cc Says:

    # 614 ebmo @ 11/23/2008 at 5:13 pm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7744705.stm

    Thanks for the link. Angelina always gives good interviews.

  619. 619
    sue Says:

    What else is people supposed to say? Brangelunacy at its finest.

  620. 620
    sue Says:

    lmao, a teeny bopper vampire flick made that much in a flippin’ day.

    Wow! the Mangeling is such a huge sucess! LMFAO!

  621. 621
    dina #1 Says:

    Good afternoon to all BAMPZSKV fans I hope everyone is having a great Sunday. Hi to guli, and Cliniqua, piper with a low, embo, alexanderina, jilll, an oldie, bdj, and anyone else I might have missed.

    Cliniqua, and bdj thank you for the articles, and guli for the videos. The thought that LLM’s videos are gone forever causes my heart to cry.

    Cliniqua, that article on Tilda Swinton was interesting in deed in that her life is just sort of reported with any judgement at all. Yet with Angie is seems the author can hardly believe that Angie has changed, and once again must bring up the triad. But Angie will not only survive she will thrive.

    Poor x no matter what she does lately it is never the right thing. Everything seems to be coming back around and biting her in her azz. The redone gallery shot is beautiful. Kudos to whomever did that.

    Okay I have shuffled around enough today. Now I am racing trying to go for a walk before the sun goes down. The sun sets too early if you are being lazy. BBL And thanks to all of the fans for interesting comments. Peace

  622. 622
    dina #1 Says:

    Just saw that Changeling came in 6th place. It replaced HSM which fell to 7th place. HSM doesn’t seem to be setting the world on fire. The vampire took in almost as much as HSM has earned in it’s entire time out.

    Changeling has legs and will continue to do well. I am going to see it again this coming week. Plus it is only play in 1700 + theaters. Every other movie is playing in 2000 or more theaters. Peace.

  623. 623
    guli Says:

    Hello to all JP fans :-)

    Thanks for the great links and pix.

    Has this BBC interrview been posted yet? cr. JJB

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7744705.stm

  624. 624
    guli Says:

    There is a new BBC interview. It’s really good. I tried posting the link but somehow I can’t seem to post it.. I lost two posts and I’m not trying again :lol: Anyhoo if this goes thru check mega3a…

  625. 625
    passing Through Says:

    NEW YORK POST @ 11/23/2008 at 6:07 am

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11232008/gossip/pagesix/jennifer_needs_to_play_by_the_rules_140304.htm

    +++++++++++++

    Egads. So not a flattering picture of X…not that there could be. In the future though she may want to rethink the whole Veronica Lake hair-covering-one-eye thing when one hand is covering her chin. All it does is point out that even with 6 nose jobs…THE NOSE IS STILL HUGE!

  626. 626
    llm Says:

    dina #1 @ 11/23/2008 at 6:25 pm

    Just log in, read from back, you can PM me at JJB, which one you need, I’ll repost them. BBL, very busy.

  627. 627
    lylian Says:

    Off Topic: Momoji,

    I’m sorry you found my essays too long to read, I can be a longwinded gas bag at times and I’m afraid, these were one of my times. There might be more to come as I had asked Jared to post the whole thing yesterday (as I couldn’t, but I haven’t checked the rest of the thread) :-)

    I don’t bash anyone unnecessarily (not even x) and wouldn’t have “bashed” Bush if I didn’t think the choices he made at the time he made it were wrong. I found it very interesting that in the Age of Turbulence, even Alan Greenspan, a man who is a life long Republican but who has shown he can work with various administrations, had very little good to say about Bush’s administration. Greenspan wrote his tome before the sub prime crisis, whilst he was still lionised as the greatest Fed Reserve Chairman. I don’t believe he was trying to protect his “legacy” at the time it was written.

    As for Americans not being respected, again, perhaps this is my fault that I was not truly precise. However, the American foreign policy under Bush was not respected in Asia, nor I believe his choice to run up the budget deficit in the face of 2 wars which changed the equation of Bush choices in the economy.

    But of course, Americans are well liked as individuals and I would be shocked if the Japanese treated you with anything less than good will and respect. That is why it was so tragic that Bush’s foreign policy squandered the goodwill that so many Asians had of Americans.

    This entire financial mess may well have happened because it related to the “let’s deregulate the market” philosophies prevailing for the last 20 years. However, the tools American policies makers have to respond to this crisis are affected by the budget deficit and in my view, the responsibility for the American budget deficit can be placed squarely on George Bush Administration.

    I hope this is succint enough for you. If Jared does post my long “essay” please feel free to skip it. It was directed to you and easy enough for you to skip. On the issue of Bush, no doubt we will have to agree to disagree.

  628. 628
    ebmo Says:

    # 616 Jill @ 11/23/2008 at 5:37 pm ebmo @ 11/23/2008 at 5:13 pm
    Also, while I amnot a huge followe of Cameron Diaz, I bappened to catch a move with her and part of one with X “It was on the same Channel I was waiting tfor it to end to watch the one with Diaz)
    ***********************************************************************************************

    Was that “She’s The One”? Diaz was very good in that. Whereas Aniston… I watched her in that and wondered what guy wouldn’t make a bajillion excuses to stay out of her bed. And this was pre-triangle.
    +++++++++++++++++++++
    No, Anniston was ending in “the break up” and the “The Holiday” came on. Now I had seen Diaz in a few other romcoms. Just recently I watched the “vegas” one, I had no desire or expectation to seethat, but one of the kids rented it. It was cute (maybe when you have no expectations thigs are better?”

    Anyway, seeing her back to back with X, Diaz is so animated, her face so expressive it was a stark contrast. X really “Acts” like she has a face full of botox and a “stick up her A$$”.

  629. 629
    guli Says:

    Gorgous new Zee video :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9UaRosaQ98

    Awwww a great new Shi video :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXs00YrcTjg

  630. 630
    lylian Says:

    gaye @ 11/23/2008 at 3:35 pm Whiniston:

    credit: Btwbfdimho

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg

    >>>>>>>>

    LOL, What a stalker? Does coat tail riding get anymore obvious then this?

  631. 631
    guli Says:

    Here is Spunky’s new video … Thanks Spunky..I love it :heart:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwKtkgOVVrY

  632. 632
    DECENCY Says:

    CLINIQUA @ 11/23/2008 at 3:46 pm

    Does anyone know what Angelina’s pictures fetched at Christie’s
    ///
    The bidding was done Nov 19th. The photograph of Angelina was purchased for $28,256.00

    Here is the picture which was sold:

    http://upload.moldova.org/movie/actors/a/angelina_jolie/angelina-jolie-sexy.jpg

  633. 633
    guli Says:

    Awwww–How about one for the birthday boy…Pax will be FIVE in a few days :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKKaTpewDhk

  634. 634
    dina #1 Says:

    The BBC interview was really good. It was show cased Angie’s intelligence and talent. And the interviewer didn’t seem to have an agenda.

    guli thanks for the z and Shiloh videos. They were really sweet. Thanks Spunky.

    Gawd Angie’s picture sold for $28,000 +? That is WOW. What did that article say a picture of x would sell for?

    There is just so much good stuff. Peace

  635. 635
    an oldie Says:

    I just saw a thick coffee table book at Costco by Graydon Carter entitled “Pictures by VF” or “50 years of Pictures by VF”, I don’t remember exactly, with portraits of politicians, actors, artists, etc. I browsed thru it, and to my surprise, they had Maniston, Brad, Gwyn Paltrow, but no Angelina. I think Brad’s picture is the same one that JJ has on the right sidebar. Maniston’s is one of her 2005VF, where she was lying on the floor, naked with her legs folded up, covering her body. I can’t believe they didn’t have Angelina’s, one of the most beautiful and photogenic women of the last 50 years.

  636. 636
    zen2 Says:

    Whiniston at 2:43 pm

    Very funny. How did you do that? Fantastic!

  637. 637
    passing Through Says:

    # 554 jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:24 am

    Geez…I’ve been in Internet Hell with model problems for most of the last 3 days and I finally get back online and see the trolls are still harping on that NYT article that everyone in the world is ridiculing them over. The Internettes are ovs working on next week’s cover stories. X is gonna be mad that her Wii/Facebook/MySpace comments didn’t land her another cover or two…

  638. 638
    passing Through Says:

    # 575 paul @ 11/23/2008 at 1:22 pm

    nothing against Brad

    I was a fan of Jolie before pitt, so i would be very sad she quits acting.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    You should be thanking Brad since Angie said he was the one who encouraged her to take the Salt role.

  639. 639
    voe Says:

    Fantastic job on http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg

    I’d love to learn to do this.

  640. 640
    passing Through Says:

    # 579 solid @ 11/23/2008 at 1:33 pm

    Well fans, so far, we have five autorizate reviews on BB. All of them, call BB – front runner in Oscar race in Best picture category and more other nom. BUT (I hate that but) also all of them not sure for Brad chances for nom. What you thought?

    +++++++++++++++++

    I’ve read some of the reviews and one guy said he thought Brad may have underplayed the role a tad TOO much. Another said Brad hit just the right note. I think it’s really going to come down to whether or not the Academy does what they usually do – go for the big, loud, showy roles over the quiet ones.

    For example – the other day my sister watched “There Will Be Blood” and commented that DDL must have won the Oscar because the Academy like ACTING in capital letters rather than acting in lower case letters. I had to laugh because all I could think about was Jon Lovitz doing “Masterpiece Theater” on SNL, “NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL ACTING!” with a maniacal cackle on the end…

    In the end though – the fact is, the bloggers don’t get a vote. I posted a link the other day from a story Roger Ebert did on a guy he calls “Deep Vote” who supposedly has a connection to the Academy. Every year the guy gives Ebert his Oscar pix in advance. Last year he got 100% in all the big categories – acting (best & supporting), director, picture, screenplay. He had Brad as a maybe for Best Actor , but not Angie for Best Actress (he predicted Streep, Winslet, Kristen Scott Thomas, Anne Hathaway and Melissa Leo).

    This is what he wrote for the Best Actor category –

    http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081117/OSCARS/811179997

    He starts on a fresh card. “Best actor,” he writes, “Frank Langella as Richard M. Nixon in ‘Frost/Nixon,’ a lock. Mickey Rourke in ‘The Wrestler,’ also a lock. Sean Penn in ‘Milk,’ another lock.” He mentions Brad Pitt, Josh Brolin, Richard Jenkins, Ralph Fiennes. Can’t say. He opens a fresh pack of 3x5s and writes down five words: Clint Eastwood in ‘Gran Torino.’

    I ask him why the special treatment. He writes down: “You seen it?”

    “Not yet,” I said.

    “When you see it,” he wrote, “you’ll understand. Don’t be surprised.”</blockquote.

  641. 641
    CLINIQUA Says:

    # 632 DECENCY @ 11/23/2008 at 7:48 pm CLINIQUA @ 11/23/2008 at 3:46 pm

    Does anyone know what Angelina’s pictures fetched at Christie’s
    ///
    The bidding was done Nov 19th. The photograph of Angelina was purchased for $28,256.00

    Here is the picture which was sold:

    http://upload.moldova.org/movie/actors/a/angelina_jolie/angelina-jolie-sexy.jpg

    _________________________

    Got hung up in mod hell, because I dared to post two links, yours and mine ‘decency,’ but anyway – thanks much for the 411!! I’ve always loved this pic…and furthermore, I think HBOs True Blood needs to pay Angelina residuals. They so bit (pardon the pun) off this pic, for their logo. LOL

  642. 642
    passing Through Says:

    # 582 dark angel @ 11/23/2008 at 1:46 pm j

    olie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 1:05 pm

    What reality are you talking about? Your reality????

    I have yet to see the JP kids being carried by the nannies. All I saw were the photos of Angie (and sometimes with Brad) with the kids. They were all shots of Angie taking care of them. NO nannies around.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    You know people are off their rockers when they find it hard to believe that people would acting WANT to take care of/carry their own kids. How sick is that? ALL CELEBS HAVE NANNIES. Yet, I don’t see these trollettes btiching about Julia Roberts not carrying her kids herself. Or my fave – complain about how Jennifer Garner & Katie Holmes constantly tote Violet and Suri around just to pimp them in photo ops. When you see Brad and Angie in public with their kids they’re actually going to DO SOMETHING…not walking aiimlessly up and down 5th Avenue waiting for the ratzi to snap them for the day…Or going to public parks so their kid can play on a slide when they’ve got a bigger and better slide in their back yard…

  643. 643
    zen2 Says:

    guli

    I loved the new video of ZEE and SHI. BEAUTIFUL

  644. 644
    passing Through Says:

    # 585 dianad1968 @ 11/23/2008 at 2:14 pm

    #568 jolie is done

    B**ch try again. I have the Oprah interview taped. Brad never said they dont cook, he said “we try”. And again, WTH is wrong with then not cooking?

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Here’s how stupid the troll is – He brings up the Okra interview and Brad not cooking…BUT…OKRA has a personal chef and it’s just HER! Oops, I meant her and Gayle…er…her and Stedman. Either way…OKRA HAS A PERSONAL CHEF! Fcuking ROB LOWE has a personal chef! He named the guy as a witness in his nanny brouhaha. If a two-bit TV hack like Rob Lowe can have a chef, then why can’t Brad & Angie? Hell, didn’t X tell Vogue she’s got a freaking BUTLER? A BUTLER! But Brad and Angie can’t have a chef for their 6 kids? The irony here? THEY DON’T HAVE ONE, BUT A TON OF LESSER CELEBS DO…but the troll doens’t care about a little silly thing like the truth…

  645. 645
    dina #1 Says:

    CLINIQUA, I think HBOs True Blood needs to pay Angelina residuals. They so bit (pardon the pun) off this pic, for their logo. LOL

    Cliniqua, what do you mean? I don’t watch True Blood, don’t like vampire movies, books, stores, or could you please enlighten me?

    Just saw a promo for Tom Cruise’s movie opening on X-MAS day. X-MAS day is going to be crowded. Doesn’t Will Smith open then also? And least I forget the biggest start of all, x. Peace

  646. 646
    Val Says:

    Hey my best friend that lives in Nigeria has a personal chef!
    Whenever I visit her my oh my can her chef cook! And she only has one child, what the heck is wrong with that. When I was younger and my mum was persuing her doctoral degree, she and my dad hired a cook. Nothing wrong with that…I mean we had to eat right? My dad cannot cook they could not very well let us starve.
    Geez haters get a grip is it because you are so stupid or poor that the thought of someone being able to afford a chef, nannies, cleaners etc. so they can spend more personal time one on one frustrates you????

    Please go find something real stuff to whine about!

  647. 647
    passing Through Says:

    # 588 Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:36 pm

    Jennifer Aniston Is The Only One Allowed To Stare At Her

    After all, she’s done photo shoots with about 8,000 magazines this month, most of which have already folded.

    ++++++++++++++++

    ROTFLMBAO. Man…people are getting brutal with X, aren’t they? Too funny.

    What’s so funny is that X is doing all these interviews NOW…and the dog movie doesn’t even come out for another month! BUT…it she just HAPPENED to start her PR whroing just as “Changeling” came out and Angie was doing a tone of interviews? Yet the NYT wrote an article about Angie’s PR game? I think we all know what I’m gonna say – BTICH PLEASE!

    It’ll be interesting to see what PR bullshit X comes up with when Brad starts pimping CCOBB. She’s already worn out her welcome with every mag and blogger on the planet. Just thinking about how much nastier it’s going to get in the next few weeks brings a smile to my face. Does that make me a bad person?

  648. 648
    passing Through Says:

    # 589 Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:43 pm

    credit: Btwbfdimho

    jenho de stalker
    http://i33.tinypic.com/5×4nsk.jpg

    angie mother,humanitarian,oscar winner etc
    http://i33.tinypic.com/33pd89k.jpg

    +++++++++++++++++++

    ROTFL. Now that’s funny…

  649. 649
    alexanderina Says:

    # 641 passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 8:52 pm
    # 582 dark angel @ 11/23/2008 at 1:46 pm j

    olie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 1:05 pm

    What reality are you talking about? Your reality????

    I have yet to see the JP kids being carried by the nannies. All I saw were the photos of Angie (and sometimes with Brad) with the kids. They were all shots of Angie taking care of them. NO nannies around.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    You know people are off their rockers when they find it hard to believe that people would acting WANT to take care of/carry their own kids. How sick is that? ALL CELEBS HAVE NANNIES. Yet, I don’t see these trollettes btiching about Julia Roberts not carrying her kids herself. Or my fave – complain about how Jennifer Garner & Katie Holmes constantly tote Violet and Suri around just to pimp them in photo ops. When you see Brad and Angie in public with their kids they’re actually going to DO SOMETHING…not walking aiimlessly up and down 5th Avenue waiting for the ratzi to snap them for the day…Or going to public parks so their kid can play on a slide when they’ve got a bigger and better slide in their back yard…

    ===============================
    HERE!! HERE!! Great Post PT

  650. 650
    passing Through Says:

    # 589 Whiniston @ 11/23/2008 at 2:43 pm

    credit: Btwbfdimho

    jenho de stalker
    http://i33.tinypic.com/5×4nsk.jpg

    +++++++++++++++

    Question – I don’t got to the X threads so I have a question…

    Have the Fanistons commented on how much collagen or juvederm – whatever her choice of poison – that X has shoved into her normally razor thin lips? Look at her bottom lip in these pix! ROTFL. B#tch is trying to copy EVERYTHING about Angie, isn’t she? It’s not just making funny faces (er, funnier than her regular face). This ho really doesn’t have any pride, does she? Whatever, dudette…it ain’t gonna get Brad to come back…

  651. 651
    passing Through Says:

    # 607 ebmo @ 11/23/2008 at 3:52 pm

    What exactly is wrong with having a nanny? I can think of some sleepless days and nights when my kids were all little where I would have kidnapped a nanny! (lack of sleep makes you crazy).

    One time I had gotten all the kids to sleep at the same time, It was about a week after my second daughter was born, all I wanted to do was to take a shower. At 7:30 a.m. some religious outreach group knocked on my door to show me their books. The dogs started barking, the baby started Crying, my 2 year old woke up and came out demanding a cookie.

    I was in tears, I must have looked like a crazy woman, hair all wild, wearing my bathrobe I chased them down the driveway yelling “Do you know how long it has been since I have had any sleep…all I want to do is take a shower and you woke my kids up! I’ll never be able to take a sower again…” Those poor guys!

    +++++++++++++++++++

    BBBWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ROTFLMAO!

    Ahhh…the religious freaks…X couldn’t do their job because she obviously doesn’t handle rejection well…

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    lana Says:

    Any real fan of Aniston should know the below story by heart and therefore, have no gripe, whatsoever, against Angelina and also understand why the x’s status is what it is.

    Credit to ECFan:

    ECFan
    Nov 23, 2008 16:54

    I’m always amazed at the number of Aniston fans who forget that her marriage to Pitt was on the brink of divorce for almost 2 years BEFORE he ever met Jolie. Angelina Jolie DID NOT cause the rift between Pitt and Aniston. It already existed when she met him.

    Have Aniston’s fans really forgotten about how the tabloids spent 2 years asking why the couple spent so much time apart? A sane person doesn’t put much credence in the tabloids, so bear in mind that everything I’m about to say are STATEMENTS THEY MADE TO LEGITIMATE NEWS AGENCIES AND MAGAZINES, NOT TABLOID STORIES. These are items from interviews with Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Esquire and Rolling Stone.

    For instance – what about when Aniston accidentally on purpose forgot to thank Pitt when she won a Golden Globe? If you’ve never seen the tape of this go to YouTube and look it up. And then there’s – Why Aniston keep saying they were working on kids, but none ever came? Why Aniston proclaimed in a TV interview that Pitt was “NOT the love of my life, but certainly A LOVE.”? Or Pitt’s referring to their marriage as “a merger” and “I’m not sure two people are meant to be together forever” and “Let’s see how far THIS THING takes us?” Or Pitt’s statement that he was sick of Aniston kicking him out of his own house and then telling all their personal business to her gaggle of girlfriends she calls her “Goddess Circle”? Aniston’s own FATHER said Pitt was, “Certainly in no hurry to get to the alter.”

    Or how about before their marriage when Pitt said he and Aniston had a common love of modern and contemporary furniture…only after the marriage Aniston claimed Pitt’s desire to furnish their Beverly Hills home with modern furniture was stupid because the furniture was “uncomfortable”? When Pitt left the country for nearly 6 months to film Troy in 2003 she only visited him TWICE. What woman who doesn’t have to CHOOSES to leave her husband alone in foreign countries for 6 months? This was during a time when “Friends” had wrapped for the season, but instead of going to Malta to be with Pitt she signed on to do a movie instead. This is during a time that many industry insiders were saying the two were having a trial separtion. I’m talking about EARLY 2003, NOT 2004! That’s a full year before Pitt worked with Jolie. With Pitt out of the country Aniston then told an interviewer she was “…glad he’s gone…” and that because he was she “…can now furnish the house with comfortable furniture…” At which point she proceeded to fill the house that Pitt had had labored 2 years to remodel (in a modernist style, mind you), doing a lot of the work himself, with chitz and Laura Ashley-type furniture and Pitt didn’t find out until he got back to the States.

    And on the subject of children Aniston stated that Pitt wanted “…at least seven” and then commented, “HE’LL BE LUCKY IF HE GETS TWO.” Lucky? IF? Are these REALLY the actions and words of a couple in a harmonious marriage? If you think so, then your idea of marriage and mine are polar opposites. Theirs was a marriage on the brink of collapse for over 2 years before Jolie even met Pitt. The fact that she came along when she did is moot. Jolie, Pitt and Aniston have all said there was no sexual affair. Aniston herself admitted to Harper’s Bazaar that she knew the marriage was over by the summer of 2004. The M&MS shoot lasted off-and-on well into March 2005. Pitt even told an Indian television interviewer that he missed some world news in the spring of 2005 because he was, “too busy CHASING ANGELINA.” Yeah, that’s right – she resisted getting involved in what was sure to be a sh#t storm. HE did the chasing…yet SHE gets painted as the bad guy. That says a lot about how our society devalues women and absolves men of their own actions. And that’s pretty damned sad.

    My statement below:

    Brad does not need to be absolved of anything because as all three of them said – “THERE WAS NO CHEATING!”

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    guli Says:

    # 651 lana @ 11/23/2008 at 9:35 pm

    Whoop…((clapping)) Thank you :lol: :lol: ROTFLMAO!

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    lurking Says:

    Does anyone know how was the rating when Brad appeared on Oprah’s show last week? I searched but there was no info?? It’s strange because we found out X’s rating next day but not Brad?

  655. 655
    me too Says:

    mm @ 11/21/2008 at 5:49 pm

    I think most actors try to use their influence to get positive publicity. Angelina Jolie is just more manipulative than most.
    ————————————————————

    mm, here’s my opinion, you’re more stupid than most.

    Why? What Hollywood star doesn’t depend on the opinions of others? Angelina, more than anyone else, has felt the effects of how other people’s opinion has influenced her career and life. Can you tell me why the media has chosen to strongly denigrate her persona
    almost from the start of her career? Have they done so with the same level of meanness to the Paris, Lindsay Lohan or Britney’s of the
    world as they’ve done to Angelina? That is a resounding NO. Why?
    Because as certain people have indicated they see her as a strong personality who is willing to manage her own persona, and not let other people define who she is. Just as Hilary Clinton has drawn her own haters, Angelina is the same. It is something about a strong woman who is not afraid to stand alone (without a gaggle of yes women) that is threatening to a large number of people. Yes, she does manage her own publicity. I think she should stand proud and tall and own that fact. After all, who serves your interests better than yourself?

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    passing Through Says:

    # 629 guli @ 11/23/2008 at 7:31 pm

    Gorgous new Zee video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9UaRosaQ98

    ++++++++++++++++

    Damn…somebody needs to get out of my head! I was just listening to that Paul Simon song last night! It’s one of my faves…

    Anyhoo…I was LMAO watching this…because…THERE’S A PICTURE OF MADDOX IN THERE! LOL. That picture in Namibia at the airport Whre Brad is holding a sleeping kid…it’s Maddox, not Z. Z was just a wee bit of thing back then.

  657. 657
    guli Says:

    lurking @ 11/23/2008 at 9:46 pm —pfffttt…no worries…….. I am sure Okra doesn’t want to add on to that losers humiliations……. :lol: :lol:

  658. 658
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Hey Dina, this is what I mean re Angie’s $28,000 bloody lip pic she did a couple years back and the True Blood logo/icon below:

    http://www.hbo.com/trueblood/img/homepage/keyart_b.jpg

    By the way, I wonder if Brad bought the pic. I bet he did. ;-D

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    gena Says:

    http://www.observer.com/2008/media/paper-record-goes-team-aniston#comments

    Paper of Record Goes Team Aniston

    This time, it was Ms. Jolie’s charity work that helped turn the story. Long interested in international humanitarian work, Ms. Jolie appeared in Pakistan, where she visited camps housing Afghan refugees, and even met with President Pervez Musharraf. Ms. Jolie and Mr. Pitt made a subsequent trip to Kashmir to bring attention to earthquake victims.

    In a conspiracy like this, you build from the outer edges and you go step by step…

    Is The Times out to get Angelina Jolie—the woman whom Esquire’s Tom Junod has called “the best woman in the world, in terms of her generosity, her dedication, and her courage”?

    Well, take a look at the cover of this week’s New York Times Magazine

    _____________________________________________________
    Comment to article from the observer:

    Had the media been this “vigilant” and subjected Wall Street CEOs and companies to the kind of media scrutiny that Angelina Jolie is examined and analyzed, maybe the rest of the world would have known the extent of trouble the likes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, et all were at and the ensuing Wall Street mortgage troubles that were already known by insiders 18 months ago.
    ______________________________________________________

    I say amen to this!

  660. 660
    guli Says:

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 9:56 pm —you caught that too… I did…. but hey I love that little girl..so didn’t want to say anything.. Mad is no longer a baby..he is THE BIG brother.. All of them have grown so much and they all look so happy…why would anyone not be happy for this wonderful family and these wonderful kids… I really don’t understand it? But who said trolls/haters/insane people had to make any sense at all…. :lol: :lol: PT—you have eagle eyes for catching that :-)

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    gena Says:

    Good interview! This Mr. Marr is a good interviewer.

    ______________________________________________________

    BBC interview

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7744705.stm

    Angelina Jolie on her new film

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s latest film Changeling is based on the harrowing true story of a single mother trying to track down her missing son.

    Directed by Clint Eastwood, it is set in Los Angeles in 1928 and Angelina Jolie plays the part of the desperate mother, Christine Collins.

    On his Sunday morning programme the BBC’s Andrew Marr asked her how hard it had been to play the role of a single mother back in the 1920s when attitudes to the role of women were very different.

  662. 662
    me too Says:

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 9:07 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what PR bullshit X comes up with when Brad starts pimping CCOBB. She’s already worn out her welcome with every mag and blogger on the planet. Just thinking about how much nastier it’s going to get in the next few weeks brings a smile to my face. Does that make me a bad person?

    ——————————————————————————————–
    pt, I gues that makes me a bad person too. :-)

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    me too Says:

    me too @ 11/23/2008 at 10:32 pm

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 9:07 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what PR bullshit X comes up with when Brad starts pimping CCOBB. She’s already worn out her welcome with every mag and blogger on the planet. Just thinking about how much nastier it’s going to get in the next few weeks brings a smile to my face. Does that make me a bad person?

    ——————————————————————————————–
    pt, I gues that makes me a bad person too. :-)
    ——————————————————————————————–

    Seriously though, talk about sh** clinging to the bottom of your shoe, do you think the jp’s will ever get rid of this b**** who’s intent on riding their butt forever? Does she even have a life or career without having to mention Angie in every other sentence? Unfortunately, I think this is
    going to be her modis operandi for the rest of her career. Isn’t she 40 already? How sad will her life be at 50 years old and still riding jp’s coattail?

  664. 664
    dina #1 Says:

    Thanks Cliniqua.

    guli, what did PT catch? Brad loading Maddox in the car in the Z video? Or was it something else. I am so distracted tonight. Jack is back and I am trying to finish dinner, which is late, so I can watch 24. Peace

  665. 665
    guli Says:

    # 662 me too @ 11/23/2008 at 10:42 pm —

    I hate to say this…but I really think she… the pathetic X will keep on riding the JP coattail as long as she can…..and as long as Huvane can milk it…JMHO!

  666. 666
    guli Says:

    dina #1 @ 11/23/2008 at 10:44 pm —dina–yepp–it was a Zee video and one of the pix is when they were in Namibia and we had this discussion back than..that pic. was NOT of Zee but it was Maddox…Anyhoo..noone would catch it unless you were around for those discussions..such as the India thigh gate :lol: :lol: ROTFLMAO

  667. 667
    alexanderina Says:

    # 663 dina #1 @ 11/23/2008 at 10:44 pm

    Dina, you watch “24″ as well. I love Jack Bauer aka Kiefer Sutherland and a HUGE fan of 24, it starts here for me in 4 minutes and I can’t wait :)

  668. 668
    solid Says:

    Passing Trough, you wrote on awardsdaily “Pitt himself confirmed in his V interview last summer that he started pursuing Jolie as early as late February 2005.” I just read V interview on simply brad, can’t find it.? Can you find the quote?

  669. 669
    passing Through Says:

    # 652 lana @ 11/23/2008 at 9:35 pm

    Any real fan of Aniston should know the below story by heart and therefore, have no gripe, whatsoever, against Angelina and also understand why the x’s status is what it is.

    Credit to ECFan:

    ECFan
    Nov 23, 2008 16:54

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    ROTLFMAO!!!! Not again! LOL!

    Seriously…when people bring these posts back here…do they know in advance that I wrote them? I posted that on that Macleans thread about X earlier today while I was watching football…

  670. 670
    guli Says:

    OK–do some of the oldtimers remember..MR Paparazzi from UK…when he nailed the pix from Kenya..and was on line negotiating to get top dollars.. The chubby guy with multi-hair colours…Anyhoo… one of his reporters followed Brad from LAX and it was about an hour video…I can’t find the freakin video…I’d love to shove that in NYT supposed journalist as@holes face….You have to see it..b/c it was so obvious they just lucked out and negotiated with top raggazines foreva to get top money…Sooo this jerk NYT claiming it was set up as a photo-op is hilarious..complete LIE!!! I hope I can find that video and send it to the idiot!

  671. 671
    passing Through Says:

    # 663 me too @ 11/23/2008 at 10:42 pm

    me too @ 11/23/2008 at 10:32 pm

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 9:07 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what PR bullshit X comes up with when Brad starts pimping CCOBB. She’s already worn out her welcome with every mag and blogger on the planet. Just thinking about how much nastier it’s going to get in the next few weeks brings a smile to my face. Does that make me a bad person?

    ——————————————————————————————–
    pt, I gues that makes me a bad person too.
    ——————————————————————————————–

    Seriously though, talk about sh** clinging to the bottom of your shoe, do you think the jp’s will ever get rid of this b**** who’s intent on riding their butt forever? Does she even have a life or career without having to mention Angie in every other sentence? Unfortunately, I think this is
    going to be her modis operandi for the rest of her career. Isn’t she 40 already? How sad will her life be at 50 years old and still riding jp’s coattail?

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    Sad to say Brad & Angie will ALWAYS have the specter of X looming over everything they do. At this point it doesn’t even matter if she marries The Urinator and pees a couple of kids out. People, ie the media, just doesn’t want to let the triangle end because it still sells. As long as there are bitter, lonely, fug dumpees in this world, ie, Fanistons, there will be a triangle.

  672. 672
    dina #1 Says:

    # 667 alexanderina There used to be about four of us who would call each other up on commerical break to discuss 24. Ohmygawd some of those plots were nail biting.

    As much as I love 24 watching JV is gonna test my last nerve. He is not looking very good, but he seems to keep getting work.

    Obama needs him a Jack just like President Palmer had Jack. Peace

  673. 673
    dianad1968 Says:

    Can someone please post the link to the India interview when Brad said he was busy chasing Angie. Thank you.

  674. 674
    passing Through Says:

    # 669 solid @ 11/23/2008 at 10:59 pm

    Passing Trough, you wrote on awardsdaily “Pitt himself confirmed in his V interview last summer that he started pursuing Jolie as early as late February 2005.” I just read V interview on simply brad, can’t find it.? Can you find the quote?

    +++++++++++++++++

    I don’t have the link to the interview handy…and I’m too lazy to look for it. Did you try their website? They have the entire article online. If not, go over to SimplyBrad.com. She’s got all of Brad’s interviews archived…

  675. 675
    passing Through Says:

    # 671 guli @ 11/23/2008 at 11:19 pm

    OK–do some of the oldtimers remember..MR Paparazzi from UK…when he nailed the pix from Kenya..and was on line negotiating to get top dollars.. The chubby guy with multi-hair colours…Anyhoo… one of his reporters followed Brad from LAX and it was about an hour video…I can’t find the freakin video…I’d love to shove that in NYT supposed journalist as@holes face….You have to see it..b/c it was so obvious they just lucked out and negotiated with top raggazines foreva to get top money…Sooo this jerk NYT claiming it was set up as a photo-op is hilarious..complete LIE!!! I hope I can find that video and send it to the idiot!

    ++++++++++++++

    Guli -

    I remember it…plus, there was a poster here the other day – UK Fan? – who talked about a show the guy did in the UK where he bragged about following Brad around.

    If you find the video, send it to Janice Min at US Lies Weakly because the NYT guy cited US as their source…and US wrote in this week’s issue that Angie tipped the guy off . That’s why UK Fan was telling us about the Mr. Paparazzi show she saw.

  676. 676
    passing Through Says:

    # 675 jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm

    On the late shift tonight, huh?

  677. 677
    guli Says:

    ROTFLMAO–
    the poor loser is back!!!!… #673…
    OK who is in the mood to cyber b!tch slap someone soooo pathetic…Nope..not me ..it’s like kicking a puppy…. Ohhh I’d love to do it..but..why bother…Let her be… and drown in her sorrow :lol: Hmmm honey ..you might join screaming at the ocean parties with the 40 year old lose..might help??? just a suggestion :lol: :lol:

  678. 678
    me too Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm

    The best thing to do with any annoying celebrity is to ignore the person. The deal with Jolie is more complicated. There is just something inherently repugnant and haunting in the constellation of factors in this situation. Perhaps if those things were not compiled; rather each in isolation it would be easy to simply look away. Unfortunately, Jolie’s past behavior, how she acted to entrap Pitt, how she has gloated ever since, her disregard for collateral damage, in conjunction with never accepting responsibility and practicing revisionist history is a terrible mix.
    ——————————————————————————————–

    Mmm, you threw a lot of big words out there, “revisionist history”?, unfortunate for you, however, they don’t make a lot of sense. My
    advise would be to go back and take English 101.
    Learning is fundamental! :)

  679. 679
    passing Through Says:

    # 674 dianad1968 @ 11/23/2008 at 11:28 pm

    Can someone please post the link to the India interview when Brad said he was busy chasing Angie. Thank you.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Diana -

    Unfortunately we can’t do that. It was an Indian TV exclusive interview – with “The Indian Oprah” – that took place after that dust-up at the school on the AMH shoot. Brad and Irrfan Khan went on Indian tv to defend Mickey and the rest of the guards and explain what happened. She asked Brad a question about something that happened in world events in the spring of 2005 and that’s when he said he missed a lot because he was “too busy chasing Angelina”.

    At the time of the interview you could pay a fee to see the interview but there was never any distribution of the interview video outside of India. Shortly after Brad & Angie wrapped AMH and left India the interview was no longer available on the Indian tv station’s website. As far as I know no one was ever able to capture it to stream it to AVI or another format and upload it to YouTube.

    So basically the interview only exists in India, but at the time the tabloids were writing a bunch of fake ass stories about Angie being jealous of X and Brad & Angie having problems and arguing about X…and then Brad got on TV and said he chased Angie. I remember we laughed about that for days…because NONE of the tabloids carried the quote! They all ignored it and continue to write their usual bs.

  680. 680
    llm Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm

    **yawn**

  681. 681
    solid Says:

    Vareity rave BB! Yohouuu!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In all his physical manifestations, Benjamin is a reactor, not a perpetrator, and Pitt inhabits the role genially, gently and sympathetically.

  682. 682
    me too Says:

    guli @ 11/23/2008 at 11:19 pm

    OK–do some of the oldtimers remember..MR Paparazzi from UK…when he nailed the pix from Kenya..and was on line negotiating to get top dollars.. The chubby guy with multi-hair colours…Anyhoo… one of his reporters followed Brad from LAX and it was about an hour video…I can’t find the freakin video…I’d love to shove that in NYT supposed journalist as@holes face….You have to see it..b/c it was so obvious they just lucked out and negotiated with top raggazines foreva to get top money…Sooo this jerk NYT claiming it was set up as a photo-op is hilarious..complete LIE!!! I hope I can find that video and send it to the idiot!
    —————————————————————————————–
    Yeah guli, I remember it like it was yesterday.

  683. 683
    Alexanderina Says:

    # 671 dina #1 @ 11/23/2008 at 11:28 pm

    Dina, that is cool. I have a friend who watches it as well, she leaves on the East Coast, so she watches it before me, and we call each other and discuss it. 24 is our top favorite show on TV, never miss an episode and plus Jack is so freaking hot and sexy IMO :).

    I don’t think there were ever a season of 24 that I did not like. Every season is always amazing and like you said nail biting. I can’t wait for January when the real new season start.

    Regarding JV I know huh, I was actually surprise that they picked him to be on 24 and be the bad guy, but I guess as 24 fans we just have to deal with him for now or until Jack catches up with him lol.

    ITAWU Obama do need a Jack. I think that President Palmer and Jack was so freaking awesome.

  684. 684
    an oldie Says:

    Don’t copy and paste the troll’s name, when it’s disparaging to Brad or Angelina, please.

  685. 685
    passing Through Says:

    # 674 dianad1968 @ 11/23/2008 at 11:28 pm

    Can someone please post the link to the India interview when Brad said he was busy chasing Angie. Thank you.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Egads…I’VE STILL GOT JARED’S LINK! LOL. I really need to clean out my bookmarks…

    Anyway…here’s the link to Jared’s thread at the time. You can see the screencaps from the video, but unfortunately the video was yanked off YouTube long ago because of copyright infringements…

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/11/20/brad-pitt-interview-in-india/

  686. 686
    Alexanderina Says:

    # 669 guli @ 11/23/2008 at 11:19 pm

    OK–do some of the oldtimers remember..MR Paparazzi from UK…when he nailed the pix from Kenya..and was on line negotiating to get top dollars.. The chubby guy with multi-hair colours…Anyhoo… one of his reporters followed Brad from LAX and it was about an hour video…I can’t find the freakin video…I’d love to shove that in NYT supposed journalist as@holes face….You have to see it..b/c it was so obvious they just lucked out and negotiated with top raggazines foreva to get top money…Sooo this jerk NYT claiming it was set up as a photo-op is hilarious..complete LIE!!! I hope I can find that video and send it to the idiot!

    =================================
    I remember that Guli and yeah someone need to find that video and send it to that idiot over at NYT

  687. 687
    solid Says:

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm

    I don’t have the link to the interview handy…and I’m too lazy to look for it. Did you try their website? They have the entire article online. If not, go over to SimplyBrad.com. She’s got all of Brad’s interviews archived…
    _________________________________-
    I said, i just read scans from V magazine, don’t find a quote.
    There are scans.
    http://img227.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=02338_17_122_585lo.jpg
    http://img209.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=02344_20_122_179lo.jpg

  688. 688
    guli Says:

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 11:34 pm —-
    Trust me…I will find that video…I remember that video so well… Well it’s on my hard-drive on my old one RIP…but I will find it b/c I remember it ike yesterday and I had saved it b/c I thought it was hilarious…after he made a deal he even got a hair cut on the video. He was talking to all the tabloids on line….Janice and the d!ck-head from NYC will be the first ones to see it (ohh OK…I’ll share it with JJ JP fans first..but I know it’s out ther). This is my mission for tomorrow :lol:

  689. 689
    Alexanderina Says:

    # 688 guli @ 11/23/2008 at 11:59 pm

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 11:34 pm —-
    Trust me…I will find that video…I remember that video so well… Well it’s on my hard-drive on my old one RIP…but I will find it b/c I remember it ike yesterday and I had saved it b/c I thought it was hilarious…after he made a deal he even got a hair cut on the video. He was talking to all the tabloids on line….Janice and the d!ck-head from NYC will be the first ones to see it (ohh OK…I’ll share it with JJ JP fans first..but I know it’s out ther). This is my mission for tomorrow

    ===================================================
    :lol: Good Luck Guli and I know you will find that video

  690. 690
    guli Says:

    Alex, PT, me too–thank God you all remember that video too.. Sooo somehow I’ll find it tomorrow :-)

  691. 691
    me too Says:

    Jared, what’s up? My previous comment has been ‘awaiting moderation’ for so long I’m about to go to sleep.

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    passing Through Says:

    # 683 solid @ 11/23/2008 at 11:44 pm

    Vareity rave BB! Yohouuu!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In all his physical manifestations, Benjamin is a reactor, not a perpetrator, and Pitt inhabits the role genially, gently and sympathetically.

    +++++++++++++++++++

    That is a great review. One theme I’ve noticed in the reviews is that the critics and bloggers are conflicted about shooting in digital mode rather than on film. Several of them have said that film lends more “warmth” to a movie. Frankly I think they’re talking ABOVE the average movie goer. That kind of talk is for film purists who are mainly interested in the semantics of film. The average schmoe just wants to know if the movie is going to bore then to tears or not. Or, nobody wants to go see a comedy that’s not funny. All-in-all though the reviews have been mainly positive – except for that schlep at Popculture and even he admitted it’s not a bad movie, just not completely to his taste….like he’s somebody who’s opinion I should care about…

  693. 693
    Jill Says:

    jolie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm
    The best thing to do with any annoying celebrity is to ignore the person…. There is just something inherently repugnant and haunting in the constellation of factors in this situation.
    ****************************************************************************************************

    Angie’s not annoying us, why should we ignore her? Since she’s obviously annoying you, the best thing you can do is haul ass and stop cluttering up this thread with your dumbass posts. What’s “repugnant and haunting in the constellation of factors in this situation” (what book did you copy that out of, by the way? Because we know damn well you never thought that up on your own, you’ve never had an original thought in your head, have you?) is, quite simply, you’re a lying bítch and a straight-up fraud. A word to the wise, honey — you can use all the big words you want, but they won’t disguise the fact that you’re a stupid sack of sh*t. Now get the fcuk gone and stay gone.

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    CALL SECURITY on 677 Says:

    The icing on the cake is her well known tendency to anonymously fax out positive stories about herself.
    ____________________

    I’m convinced the raging insane b*tch (#677), is posting from an asylum. Not only are her delusions more extreme than the usual batch of crazy we get here on JJs, but there’s an element of violent extremism to her posts that I think would be best handled by being monitored and followed up on. I’ve notified Jared of this post, and ask him to track her IP and forward it to the FBI. It’s at times like these that I’m immensely grateful the JPs have a crack security team.

    Because at the end of the day, even if I happened to think Brad and Angelina f-cked 101 different ways on the Fox studio backlot and let Doug Liman WATCH, it’s not worth the kind of anger this crackhead is spewing.

    You are aware, that in the grand scheme of things, even IF Jolie ‘stole,’ Brad as though he was a covergirl compact from Walgreens – the trade off of these two people combining forces and aiding the less fortunate all over the world, raising orphaned children, and being committed to exacting change in concrete ways for humanity in dire circumstances all across the globe….

    …trumps eviscerating them both, for a no-talent shallow desperate actress full of ugly ambition, and superficial wants who never met a tanning salon, plastic surgeon, or pack of cigs she didn’t like – who abhors current events, is addicted to tabloids, and who once famously said, ‘charity is not my thing.’

    You can go into the bowels of hell screaming in defense of this idiot, but the rest of us not only do not abide lies, we know character, truth and honesty when we see it. Jokes about shotguns, vagueries about ‘what she didn’t know was happening,’ even as she extolls Pitt’s character are evidence that she is a lying c-nt of the worst order. As far as I’m concerned, she is stoking demented crackpots like poster 677, and thus, should reap all of the backlash imaginable.

    Aniston has proven she is the vicious hag and horrid person we know her to be, by banishing her mother, the only parent who raised her to the indigent clinic for meager healthcare, even as her millions pay for her new huge mansion – their 12 year estrangement exemplifies her true nature. Not even the most cold-blooded amphibians in the animal kingdom, are known to exact that kind of disregard for a their maternal line, that nurtured him. She’s a cold ugly beast of the first order, and deserves all of the ridicule and disdain we can muster.

    In the meantime, make sure this poster doesn’t get anywhere near the JPs, the sick violent tw-at

  695. 695
    guli Says:

    cr. jjb

    http://www.screendaily.com/ScreenDailyArticle.aspx?intStoryID=42066

    The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
    Mike Goodridge in Los Angeles
    24 Nov 2008 01:14

    Dir: David Fincher. US. 2008. 166 mins.

    One of the most eagerly anticipated end-of-year studio films, David Fincher’s The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button is a wildly ambitious fantasy which contains many intriguing elements and superb production values but ultimately fails to cohere as the epic tragedy it wants to be. Buoyed by Fincher’s name and the star pairing of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, the film will attract intense media and public interest at first, but the extended running time and convoluted story will prove problematic when it hits thousands of multiplexes around the world.

    Paced elegantly, but with determined leisure by Fincher over 166 minutes, this elongated whimsy is not easy to engage with emotionally, even while it frequently recalls writer Eric Roth’s own 1994 effort Forrest Gump in its story of a fictional misfit caught up in 20th century history. It even comes with stunning Gump-like special effects. But as you might expect from David Fincher, Button is far less accessible than the blockbusting syrup-fest that was Gump; its deadpan, surreal tone is more reminiscent of Big Fish, Amelie or the John Irving adaptations Hotel New Hampshire and Cider House Rules.

    With Paramount handling domestic and Warner Bros on international and a budget close to $100m on the line, the film will be released with careful expertise and is sure to develop a fanbase. But in a competitive season of period epics – Australia, Defiance, Valkyrie among them – and high-end literary and stage adaptations (Doubt, Revolutionary Road, Frost/Nixon, The Reader), Benjamin Button might find itself falling between the cracks as neither mainstream enough for the multiplex crowd nor meaningful enough for arthouse purists.

    Roth and Robin Swicord wrote the “screen story” here, taking the title and basic concept of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story and creating an entirely different Gump-eqsue odyssey for the titular hero.

    The story is told in flashback by Caroline (Ormond), the daughter of a woman called Daisy (Blanchett) who is withering with old age on her death bed in a New Orleans hospital. The TV overhead warns of an impending hurricane hitting (“Katrina”, no less). As Daisy lies dying, she instructs Caroline to read to her from the diary of one Benjamin Button.

    Button, it emerges, was born to a wealthy couple. The mother dies in childbirth while the father Thomas (Flemying) is horrified to discover that the baby is a wrinkled old creature with ossified bones, arthritis and other symptoms of old age. Disgusted by the sight, he leaves the baby on the door stoop of an old people’s home run by sassy black servant Queenie (Henson) who takes Benjamin in, names him and raises him.

    As Benjamin grows in size, he also becomes less withered and it becomes apparent that he is aging backwards. He meets the young Daisy (Fanning) and plays with her, even while her grandmother scorns the unusual friendship.

    When he hits 17, Benjamin leaves the home and travels the world on the tugboat of boozy Irish captain Jared Harris, spends time in Murmansk where he has his first love affair, with a diplomat’s wife (Swinton), and watches his friends die in a World War II sea battle.

    Back in the US, he again meets Daisy who has matured into Cate Blanchett and eventually after a series of near misses and misadventures, the two become lovers in a period where their bodies are roughly the same age. But after the golden years, she starts aging while Benjamin keeps getting younger.

    Benjamin Button is played by Pitt throughout, with the help of impressive prosthetic makeup and digitally imposing his head onto other actors’ bodies. Pitt gives his best performance to date, capturing the weariness of old age as convincingly as the vigour of youth. Blanchett (who is also given a digital rejuvenation for her teenage years) is as superb as ever, although the chemistry between the two is muted to say the least.

    The real star of the movie is Fincher, whose imagination has run wild here – from a bizarre prologue about a clockmaker who designs a railway clock that goes backwards, to a sequence of seven shots in which a man is hit by lightening in different circumstances, to a Jeunet-esque sequence of “what ifs” revolving around the events leading up to a tragic car accident.

    The curious thing about Benjamin Button is the questionable profundity of this lengthy saga. Is it a meaningful parable about love and time or is it just a gigantic shaggy dog story? With that in mind, you can’t help but look at your watch occasionally and wonder whether some plot meanderings, while always pleasant, have any bearing on the story whatsoever

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    solid Says:

    passing Through @ 11/24/2008 at 12:08 am
    That is a great review. One theme I’ve noticed in the reviews is that the critics and bloggers are conflicted about shooting in digital mode rather than on film.
    ____________________________________________________
    What i realy love in Tod McCarty review – raved Brad performanse. Coz you know, i almost sure BB will be nom for best picture, but i soo want nom. for Brad, am just crazy about that, after all that frozen years with that “*****”….. just… i don’t know… you know what i mean?

  697. 697
    dianad1968 Says:

    #679

    PT,

    Thank you for the info, I would have loved to see that.I am saying goodnight now, as not even toothpicks can keep my eyes open. :lol: Talk to you later.

  698. 698
    alexanderina Says:

    Hey Dina, the preview for Season 7 is hot. I can’t wait. I think it is going to be probably the best season ever

  699. 699
    guli Says:

    goodnight JP fans…chat with you all tomorrow :-)

  700. 700
    attention aussie fans Says:

    Don’t forget, Andrew Denton’s interview with Angelina and Clint Eastwood on Enough Rope will screen tonight on the ABC at 9:35pm.

  701. 701
    dina #1 Says:

    Alexanderina, I was sitting on the edge of my seat watching the last ten minutes or so. The reviews said JV is going to be the worst villain ever. Gawd is he playing to type.

    Is Jack going to have a partner this season? Seems he is working with a female. I see Chloe is back. Luv her. When did Jack get a daughter?

    IMHO Annie Lennox was channeling Nina Simone.

    PT & guli, wouldn’t that V article where Brad mentions he chased Angie be in his archives? I don’t know just making suggestion to try and help. Peace

  702. 702
    FYI Says:

    the insane jenhag that posted here (677), is a jenhag who was rabidly and furiously posting on the ‘Angelina is Amazing’ thread re Christiane Amanpour on the US rag website. They either wrote it or pulled it from there and re-posted. There are a couple crackhead Jenhags over there who are spamming the site, because it was a positive thread with great commentary re Angie. They have been at it since Friday night – no lie. The biitch goes away then comes back to try and stave off the great comments. It’s one or two crazies at most. This was a good response I found over there:

    1:25 AM Anonymous Says:

    Robert Downey Jr. was an addict, who was convicted twice for crimes and once broke into a home, and passed out on a child’s bed. Kiefer Sutherland, was just released from jail not even 3 weeks ago. Tilda Swinton is married, has two sons, and lives with them and her lover in the Scottish highlands.Madonna apparently was seeing Alexander Rodriguez and his wife named her in her divorce paper filings.Keanu Reeeves has been arrested twice.Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston were both pulled over on suspicion of DUI in Arizona last year – the police made a report, you can Google it.Julia Roberts fell in love with Danny Moder a married camera man on her film The Mexican, and browbeat his wife into filing divorce papers. Laura Dern cheated with Billy Bob Thornton when he was married to Pietra Thornton. Laura Dern also cheated with her current husband Ben Harper when he was married and his wife was pregnant. Courtney Cox lived with married Michael Keaton for two years.Barbara Walters just wrote her biography, where she confesses to a years long affair with married African American senator, Adam Brooks.Diahann Carroll, also just wrote her bio and she confesses her years long affair with Sidney Poitier while BOTH were married to other people.FINALLY, Paul Newman met and fell in love with Joanne Woodward while doing the broadway play ‘picnic,’ he would later divorce his wife and leave her and his three children for Joanne.

    Regarding Brad and Angelina: Her crimes? None that I can see. Brad said he didn’t cheat, Angelina said she didn’t cheat, and Aniston said no one cheated either. Brad Pitt chased Angelina after he separated (he said it in an interview), and Angelina being no dummy, capitulated. Angelina came NEXT for Brad Pitt. That’s it and that’s all – and because of that, nasty jealous haters like you b-tches think she should be punished for it.

    It’s a keeper.

  703. 703
    marina Says:

    guli, alexandrina, I was researching about brad and found a transcript of a brad’s interview, it may be the one you’re talking about. here’s the link. The interview is quite interesting!

    http://www.bradpittpress.com/ts_06_ndtv.php

  704. 704
    lulu Says:

    passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 9:07 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see what PR bullshit X comes up with when Brad starts pimping CCOBB. She’s already worn out her welcome with every mag and blogger on the planet. Just thinking about how much nastier it’s going to get in the next few weeks brings a smile to my face. Does that make me a bad person?

    ————
    Here are some other possible scenario in this coming weeks from Huvaniston.
    1. vacation with Pee boy at Mexico parading her new wax cooch and ass.
    2. leaked to the press of late menstruation for 1 weeks , craving, getting fat with possible pregnancy by close friend aka Huvane.
    3. Regular update with the tabloids on her new lovelife such as pee boy propose, engagement, wedding, fighting with pee boy blah, blah…. .
    4. last shot, sit down with Oprah again , repeating a comment done by Angie previously and start whinning.

  705. 705
    passing Through Says:

    # 689 solid @ 11/23/2008 at 11:57 pm passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm

    I don’t have the link to the interview handy…and I’m too lazy to look for it. Did you try their website? They have the entire article online. If not, go over to SimplyBrad.com. She’s got all of Brad’s interviews archived…
    _________________________________-
    I said, i just read scans from V magazine, don’t find a quote.
    There are scans.
    http://img227.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=02338_17_122_585lo.jpg
    http://img209.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=02344_20_122_179lo.jpg

    ++++++++++++++++

    I’ll re-read it tomorrow and find the passage. It’s not a direct quote. It’s an inference and you have to do the math – “cold hard math”. I believe the way I phrased it my original comment was something like “basicaly he admits to…late Feb 2005…”

  706. 706
    passing Through Says:

    # 704 marina @ 11/24/2008 at 1:45 am

    guli, alexandrina, I was researching about brad and found a transcript of a brad’s interview, it may be the one you’re talking about. here’s the link. The interview is quite interesting!

    http://www.bradpittpress.com/ts_06_ndtv.php

    +++++++++++++++++++

    Yes, this is the interview…Good work! The initial discussion about the fracas at the school, but then she asks about their time in India and then about the hoards of ratzi that constantly surrounds them…and that’s when he makes the “chasing Angelina” comment…

    Barkha: How bad was the paparazzi for you here? Did you manage to escape it?

    Brad: We were certainly doing the request as a family in a hotel but one thing I got bike. A motorbike.

    Barkha: You went out and bought a motorbike?

    Brad: Yeah, I was so fascinated by the chaos, the traffic, different rules we have been having. I am a motorbike nerd and I want to get out on the road. So I bought a helmet and was able to ride around quite peacefully.

    Barkha: Incognito?

    Brad: Incognito.

    Barkha: Did you mask your face?

    Brad: Sometimes it was for the exhaustion.

    Barkha: We get this. Brad Pitt bought a motorbike in Pune, put the mask around his face.

    Brad: I was so busy chasing Angelina.

    Barkha: And this time with or without your bodyguard?

    Brad: Without, a bike is about freedom, a bike is about being by yourself.

  707. 707
    marina Says:

    hi, PT , sorry i just caught up the last posts and missed the whole conversation.
    It was great to read about Brad talkin about the movie BB at that time, let alone his family! and also, he still loves Indian food! Sad about the papz part, it seems kind of the same.
    I really hope the triangle fades away, I SO agree with the post of Anonymous (Tnx, FYI)

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    ebmo Says:

    # 641 passing Through @ 11/23/2008 at 8:52 pm # 582 dark angel @ 11/23/2008 at 1:46 pm j

    olie is done @ 11/23/2008 at 1:05 pm

    What reality are you talking about? Your reality????

    I have yet to see the JP kids being carried by the nannies. All I saw were the photos of Angie (and sometimes with Brad) with the kids. They were all shots of Angie taking care of them. NO nannies around.

    +++++++++++++++++++++

    You know people are off their rockers when they find it hard to believe that people would acting WANT to take care of/carry their own kids. How sick is that? ALL CELEBS HAVE NANNIES. Yet, I don’t see these trollettes btiching about Julia Roberts not carrying her kids herself. Or my fave – complain about how Jennifer Garner & Katie Holmes constantly tote Violet and Suri around just to pimp them in photo ops. When you see Brad and Angie in public with their kids they’re actually going to DO SOMETHING…not walking aiimlessly up and down 5th Avenue waiting for the ratzi to snap them for the day…Or going to public parks so their kid can play on a slide when they’ve got a bigger and better slide in their back yard…
    ++++++++++++++
    Awww PT

    While I do not follow any other family like I do the JPs, I do like seeing pics of Violet. She is adorable. I shamefully confess I liked Ben Affleck and Jen Garner for years before they got together, (but I did not like him whe he was with JLO, but then I don’t like JLO)

    No one mentions JLO travelling to promote perfume or for her husband Skeletor, or her fashion events, while she leaves the kids with nannies and calls home to “see if they miss me” I kid you not she actually said that on an interview. Oh and skeletor WAS still legally married when they got together.

    Suri is a pretty child, but I would not call her cute. I always feel sorry for her being forced out in public improperly dressed when she is clearly terrified.

    You are however correct. No one says anything when they are out ALL the time, and no one mentions the fact that Tom and Nicole seem to have forgotten their adopted kids. (Or are they under lockdown in the scientology camp) No one is concerned that Will Smith (who I do like as an actor actually has his kids staring in movies).

    Different standards definately apply to the JPs.

  709. 709
    ebmo Says:

    # 673 @ 11/23/2008 at 11:30 pm
    +++++++++++++++
    Sorry ….you lost me at “Hello”

  710. 710
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Interview from 2003…I was on that Brad Pitt press dot come site somebody posted reading thru old interviews, and check this out…

    PITT: Yeah, I turned 40 in December.

    WINFREY: OK. Well, how does that feel?

    PITT: It’s actually–it’s–it’s really nice. I kind of–I thought it would–you know, I’ve heard the stories, but I feel–I f–I feel differently. I feel like it’s a real badge of honor that you’re…

    My, my….where oh where have we heard THAT before.

    I swear maniston doesn’t have an original bone in her body.

  711. 711
    marina Says:

    Ebmo.
    about the different standards and the oooong list of artists and celebrities who can get away with a lot of indiscretions, I so would like to see the life of these so called reporters of tabloids. I dare say that many (if not all) of them do not lead lives that allow them to judge and criticize.

    In a way, I think that most journalism these days is so about selling, that no matter what lies they print, they will do it. Before, I used to think that it was inmy country that the magazines had gone crazy and now they print mostly trash, but when I got interested in the JPs , I started to see that actually this yellow journalism is here to stay.

    Even thhey have contaminated higher profile publications now. Oh, well.

  712. 712
    YUP Says:

    Passing Through = Bloorshire on IMDB

    Anyway, I remember Bloorshire posted this transcript on IMDB and changed the wording around to Brad was so busy chasing Angelina when the actual quote was “They were so busy chasing Angelina” meaning the paps were so busy chasing Angelina and that’s why he he was able to be get away on his motorcycle. I remember, thinking how devious Bloorshire was for changing his words around and thinking that people wouldn’t notice. I see that she managed to forward that incorrect transcript to SimplyBrad.

    Anyway, read that transcipt because it doesn’t make sense for Brad to say that he was busy chasing Angelina. And if you don’t believe me, then listen to his actual words on the video right here on this forum.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/11/20/brad-pitt-interview-in-india/

  713. 713
    solid Says:

    Liars @ 11/24/2008 at 3:51 am

    Passing Through = Bloorshire on IMDB
    _______________________________________
    Oh poor thing, READ. THE. SCRIPT. RIGHT.

    http://www.bradpittpress.com/ts_06_ndtv.php
    In your mind Bradpittpress are Liars? IF He said “They was”, how next question even make sense? “And this time with or without your bodyguard?” Paparazzi with bodydyguard? Stupid moron.

    Brad: I was so busy chasing Angelina.
    Barkha: And this time with or without your bodyguard?
    Brad: Without, a bike is about freedom, a bike is about being by yourself.

  714. 714
    YUP Says:

    Solid, I see that you aren’t so solid in the head. Listen to his actual words on the video. It’s probably in the third segment. Once again I will post the link since you didn’t understand the first time.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/11/20/brad-pitt-interview-in-india/

  715. 715
    YUP Says:

    I would like to add, if Brad had said “I was so busy chasing Angelina” , trust someone would have mentioned it in the comment section of that thread of the videos. And you people would have talked about it ad nauseam.

  716. 716
    Ralph Macchio Says:

    SO WHAT, LIARS… WE ALREADY KNOW HE USES ANGELINA FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT.

  717. 717
    irma Says:

    This is funny E said since JA is computer illiterate what is she into? E said JA is into herself.
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  718. 718
    PAGE SIX Says:

    BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just as annoyingly amazing in real life as they al ways say they are. Pitt caught some flak after going on “Oprah” and claiming to be very hands on with his children. But a source at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas, who saw the Brangelina clan on vacation recently, told Page Six, “They were so adorable with their kids.” The hotel guest added, “Brad and An gelina spent a lot of time in their private villa but would take the four kids out of the room to play.” Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

  719. 719
    PAGE SIX Says:

    http://www.nypost.com/gossip/gossip.htm

  720. 720
    solid Says:

    Liars @ 11/24/2008 at 4:53 am
    Solid, I see that you aren’t so solid in the head. Listen to his actual words on the video. It’s probably in the third segment. Once again I will post the link since you didn’t understand the first time.
    _____________________________________
    It’s funny, how you can listen something in the video -”This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.” So are you sure it’s not voise in your head?

  721. 721
    solid Says:

    voise=voice

  722. 722
    Dumb Hag Says:

    Liars @ 11/24/2008 at 4:53 am Solid, I see that you aren’t so solid in the head. Listen to his actual words on the video. It’s probably in the third segment. Once again I will post the link since you didn’t understand the first time.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/11/20/brad-pitt-interview-in-india

    ———–
    Liar, you’re really a LIAR what video are you talking about .. it’s no longer AVAILABLE. You must be a mental patient.

  723. 723
    solid Says:

    Dumb Hag @ 11/24/2008 at 6:04 am
    Liar, you’re really a LIAR what video are you talking about .. it’s no longer AVAILABLE. You must be a mental patient.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    LOL. She’s really sick, you know, auditory hallucinations are strong symptom.

  724. 724
    move on Says:

    Did some troll loose sleep because Brad said I was busy chasing Angelina.Indiagate now.Brad is not the LAST MAN ON EARTH,MOVE ON.john Mayer is starving for your love.DEAR DEAR DEAR.

  725. 725
    moanablue Says:

    I just finished watching an interview with Angelina and Clint on ‘Enough Rope with Andrew Denton’ http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/ It was broadcast on ABC TV, which is a very respected network here in Australia.

    It was a lovely interview. You can really see the admiration and respect between these two. Jolie spoke about how she aspires to be like Clint and how she was so excited when she heard she was working with him that she jumped up and down. He said that he was amazed at her achievements and compared himself to her when he was 33 and basically, it was a great gush fest between the two who also spoke a lot about family, their mothers and their charity work. Here is a transcript http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s2427916.htm

    Not sure when the IV was done but I think it may have been recently…anyway, it was just a reminder of how truly inspiring ajnd focused she is. They showed clips of her work in Afghanistan and there were a few scenes from Changeling. Clint told a story about ‘Clintelina’ which was really cute. Jolie and Clint both talked about their partners. She spoke about how she and Brad see the world in the same way. There was nothing really new in this IV but it was engaging nonetheless.

    This is my first time posting – I’m a usual lurker… really enjoy reading these boards!

  726. 726
    move on Says:

    Brad has been chasing Angelina for 4 years,in all 4 years he’s glued to her .Angelina came to LA to work,it didn’t take long for Brad to fly to LA.Angelina goes to London for a day and Brad is glued to her.Brad could have continued working but NO he followed Angelina’s *ss to London.BRAD WILL CHASE ANGELINA ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.This is a guy people said will never leave LA,lol not when you’re in love,on Oprah he said “we keep everyone together thats our rule”.

  727. 727
    Orig Ruth Says:

    Thanks moanablue

  728. 728
    mayi Says:

    I’m glad that the NY Times set things straight. People is upset by being caught and knowing that the relationship they have paid for dearly might be ruined. We are all being manipulated constantly by this couple and many others. You can’t be manipulated if you are aware though. Everything they do is planned out. Even a former Nanny has reported they are never allowed to care for the children in public….Behind closed doors where no cameras are is the truth. Peace,

  729. 729
    irma Says:

    #724 Thanks for the Denton interview, it was really a nice interview. not tabloid crap.
    God bless the Jolie-Pitt’s.

  730. 730
    bdj Says:

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2008/11/24/one-last-wonderful-international-benjamin-button-trailer/

    One Last Wonderful International Benjamin Button Trailer
    November 24, 2008
    by Alex Billington

    It was nearly two months ago when we last featured a full trailer for David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Today we have one more final trailer for what looks to be one of the most enchanting films this year. Every time I watch a new trailer for this, I feel like I’m going to cry. It’s easy to compare Benjamin Button to Forrest Gump, not only because it was written by the same screenwriter, but because the story has a lot of similarities. Some early reviews have started to trickle in that claim it’s a “historic achievement, a masterful piece of cinema, and a moving treatise on death, loss, loneliness and love.”

    If you love Alexandre Desplat’s beautiful score in this trailer as much as I do, then you’re in luck. You can listen to the whole soundtrack over on Warner Brothers’ BAFTA site (just click on “Score”). Anne Thompson’s review on Variety (that we quoted above) goes on to say that “the movie is sadly beautiful, of a piece, as impeccably wrought as its ornate clock that runs counterclockwise.” Give this final trailer a quick run through and let us know if Benjamin Button is still on your list of films to see to Oscar seas

    Watch the last international Benjamin Button trailer in High Definition: 480, 720, 1080

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is directed by visionary filmmaker David Fincher, of Se7en, The Game, Fight Club, and Zodiac previously. The screenplay was penned by Oscar winner Eric Roth, of Forrest Gump, The Horse Whisperer, Spielberg’s Munich, and The Good Shepherd. This story was originally adapted from a short story written by legendary writer F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1922. Paramount will debut The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in theaters everywhere on December 25th, Christmas Day.

  731. 731
    bdj Says:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1088885/Dont-look-Angelina-Brad-Pitt-sheds-heartthrob-looks-play-bald-wrinkled-old-man.html
    Great stills at site
    Don’t look now, Angelina! Brad Pitt sheds his heartthrob looks to play a bald and wrinkled old man
    By Daily Mail Reporter
    Last updated at 12:00 PM on 24th November 2008

    His chiseled face has long been his fortune, but Brad Pitt has abandoned his heartthrob image for a new film role.

    The movie is already generating Oscar buzz ahead of it’s U.S release on Christmas Day.
    Dave Karger, who writes for respected U.S. industry magazine Entertaiment Weekly, said last week: ‘Button is an Oscar movie with a capital O, with jaw-dropping production values, a soaring romance, and terrific performances.’
    ‘I still can see Button racking up as many as 11 nominations.’

    The actor, who is one half of Hollywood’s most famous golden couple alongside Angelina Jolie, transforms into a wrinkled and balding man in the upcoming drama The Curious Case

  732. 732
    bdj Says:

    http://cbs2chicago.com/local/changeling.walter.collins.2.872034.html
    Entire article at link.
    An Illinois Connection To Angelina Jolie Film
    Reporting
    Mike Puccinelli DEKALB, Ill. (CBS) ― In the movie “Changeling,” a mother appears to be reunited with her kidnapped son. But then she discovers it’s not really her son.

    It may seem like something that only happens in the movies, but it’s based on a true story.

    The mix up actually started in a northen Illinois town. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports on the real story behind the silver screen.

    DeKalb, Illinois seemed like a welcoming place in the summer of 1928 when a young runaway from Iowa arrived there and lied his way into a sensational California missing person’s case. The story is chronicled in the Hollywood film “The Changeling,” starring Angelina Jolie.

  733. 733
    bdj Says:

    http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/35463/kung-fu-panda-two-pack/
    Entire article at link
    Come Academy Awards time, Oscar’s got a bit of a decision to make. Up until this point, the Best Animated Feature category has usually leaned towards two pretty distinct spectrums: message films like the eco-perseverance nature of Finding Nemo and Happy Feet, or displays of oafish goofiness like Wallace and Gromit and Shrek. This year, Pixar’s film du jour, Wall-E, has cornered the market on the “save the earth” typecast again with a cute little list of characters that say nary a word the entire film. It’s a great animated feature with a good — if forceful — message to humanity underneath its enveloping chipperness.

    Then, there’s DreamWorks’s Kung Fu Panda, a rich CG-animated spectacle featuring a plump panda named Po fumbling along as he becomes a kung-fu master. It carries a point, sure: anybody can do just about anything if they try hard enough and believe. It’s a good message for the younger audience out there, one that the DreamWorks team has rustled up before. But that’s not the big draw to Kung Fu Panda; with all its punchy, well-written dialogue, all its blooming heart, and all its lovely kung-fu essence and attitude, it becomes a work of sheer joy and vision that offers the most satisfying experience that you can have in front of an animated film this year — or from the past couple of years. With the early splashes of Kung Fu Panda’s marketing work, I’ll admit my animation-loving excitement started to boil quick for DreamWorks’ project, but there was still that concern that it might surrender adult attention to create more of a sugary substance for the young ones to chomp up. Thankfully, much in the vein of their big green ogre cash cow, that isn’t the case.

  734. 734
    QQ Says:

    ANDREW DENTON: What have you each got left to do in your life or what do you still want to do that scares you? Angelina, you first.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I still want to raise my kids great, I just want to make sure that they’re the people that they’re supposed to be and I don’t get in the way of it and I give them the right tools. That’s my main job. And on a personal note, I want to fly across the Sahara in a plane. [laugh]

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Either just I’d like to continue raising a family and make them as appreciative and functioning human beings so that they can enjoy their lives as much as I’ve enjoyed mine. And continue working cause I love that. I think that’s what keeps a person young is be interested in things, stay interested, and fortunately I’ve got a work that each story is a different situation so it keeps me interested. If I ever get to the point where I’ve lost interest in it then I want to just go look at a little golf ball and poing. Then I’m probably going to fade pretty fast after that.

    ===========================================

    :lol: Brad doesn’t have any PLACE in Angie’s future and Angie’s wish. Look Clint talked about HIS FAMILY in her future. BUT Angie talked ONLY about HER KIDS as part of her future. :lol:

    Look what she told. She want to travel with her airplane and want to raise HER/MY kids.

  735. 735
    bdj Says:

    http://www.makeitrightnola.org

    Good Morning all and desperate troll still giving it a good fight. I wonder how BP and AJ relationship affect the troll’s life. Does she get a commission when BP or AJ wake up from family bliss and decide to go back to their old lives. BP go back to his dull, zoned out life in Malibu with a whiny wife hellbent on a career in Hollyweird. BP and AJ are carrying out the greatest endeavor of their lives, raising their family. They are in a committed and loving relationship. The past is the past troll. Whiny X is with he boytoy and all is well with the world. Have a great Monday. It is back to the grind. peace to all.

  736. 736
    gena Says:

    Angelina is on biography channel now. Will also show again at 2:00 CST and Tuesday November 25 at 4:00 AM.

  737. 737
    gena Says:

    Angelina on biography channel at 1:00 CST and 2 EST today. Also at 3:00 AM CST 11-25-08. It is an repeat, they stop with her adopting “Z”. When is Pax’s birthday?

  738. 738
    the real lou Says:

    #732 QQ @ 11/24/2008 at 8:17 am ….I just read the complete interview and you are a big MORON!!!! Angelina owns your dumb ass.

    #723 moanablue @ 11/24/2008 at 6:49 am …Thank you for posting the interview link.

    BDJ,thankl you for posting the new articles this morning.

  739. 739
    ebmo Says:

    # 723 moanablue @ 11/24/2008 at 6:49 am
    ++++++++++++++++
    Welcome! Thank you for the link! Keep posting.

  740. 740
    page 6 Says:

    BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just as annoyingly amazing in real life as they al ways say they are. Pitt caught some flak after going on “Oprah” and claiming to be very hands on with his children. But a source at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas, who saw the Brangelina clan on vacation recently, told Page Six, “They were so adorable with their kids.” The hotel guest added, “Brad and An gelina spent a lot of time in their private villa but would take the four kids out of the room to play.” Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11242008/gossip/pagesix/a_doting_dad_140456.htm

  741. 741
    page six Says:

    A DOTING DAD
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    November 24, 2008 —

    BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just as annoyingly amazing in real life as they al ways say they are. Pitt caught some flak after going on “Oprah” and claiming to be very hands on with his children. But a source at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas, who saw the Brangelina clan on vacation recently, told Page Six, “They were so adorable with their kids.” The hotel guest added, “Brad and An gelina spent a lot of time in their private villa but would take the four kids out of the room to play.” Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

  742. 742
    Passing Through Says:

    # 713 YUP @ 11/24/2008 at 3:51 am

    Passing Through = Bloorshire on IMDB

    +++++++++++++++++++

    ROTFLMAO. Trollette…get a grip. I don’t post on IMDB. Not as “Bloorshire” or any other name. Unlike you some of us don’t make blogging our life’s work. I don’t have time to piddle with the folks on the IMDB forums.

    Face it, troll…NOBODY HAS TAMPERED WITH THE TRANSCRIPT. When asked about the ratzi that constantly chase him Brad said HE was busy chasing Angelina and didn’t pay much attention to them.

    I’m always amazed at the lengths you trolls go to. Just because you spend your days talking smack doesn’t mean we fans do.

  743. 743
    an oldie Says:

    # 740 page 6 @ 11/24/2008 at 9:45 am
    Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11242008/gossip/pagesix/a_doting_dad_140456.htm
    ==========================

    Next cover of OuttaTouch: Angelina hates the twins

  744. 744
    alexanderina Says:

    FOR DINA:

    # 701 dina #1 @ 11/24/2008 at 1:36 am

    Alexanderina, I was sitting on the edge of my seat watching the last ten minutes or so. The reviews said JV is going to be the worst villain ever. Gawd is he playing to type.

    Is Jack going to have a partner this season? Seems he is working with a female. I see Chloe is back. Luv her. When did Jack get a daughter?
    ———————————————————————————
    Me too Dina, I could not take my eyes off the TV. I heard the same thing about JV too and already it looks like he is living up to the reviews, he looks mad and deranged.

    Yes it looks like he is going to have a new partner this season and Chloe is definitely back and maybe they will bring back more regulars as well, but I guess we have to wait and see(1/11/09). And I can’t believe that Tony is not dead and will be a bad guy, juicy juicy juicy stuff this upcoming Season 7 of “24″.

    Yes Jack have a daughter Kim. When the show started he was married and have a child, which is Kim. His wife died. Jack and Kim used to have a close relationship but they had some problems but I think they are working they way back toward a close daughter /father relationship again. Maybe we might see her in this upcoming season

  745. 745
    Passing Through Says:

    # 719 PAGE SIX @ 11/24/2008 at 5:39 am

    BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just as annoyingly amazing in real life as they al ways say they are. Pitt caught some flak after going on “Oprah” and claiming to be very hands on with his children. But a source at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas, who saw the Brangelina clan on vacation recently, told Page Six, “They were so adorable with their kids.” The hotel guest added, “Brad and An gelina spent a lot of time in their private villa but would take the four kids out of the room to play.” Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

    +++++++++++++++++++

    Page Six has a positive Brad & Angie item? Somebody call the Times and check to see if Page Six was manipulated by Angie into reporting this. Cuz ya know…any positive news about the fam is a plant by Angie…

  746. 746
    alexanderina Says:

    Thanks bdj for the news articles

    # 725 moanablue @ 11/24/2008 at 6:49 am – Thanks for the interview

  747. 747
    Ms.JOLIE4ever! Says:

    Step aside, Jennifer Aniston. You’re no longer Alec Baldwin’s favorite 30 Rock guest star.

    That honor belongs to Salma Hayek, who played the actor’s love interest for five episodes.

    “She was literally the most fabulous woman that I’ve ever worked with,” Baldwin recently told PEOPLE.

    And at last night’s CNN “Heroes” tribute award show, Hayek was quick to return the praise.

    “We had such a great time!” she told PEOPLE, “I love Alec to death. He energizes me … because he’s so talented. He really, truly inspires me.”

    The 42-year-old Hayek – who has a one-year-old daughter Valentina Paloma and has been cozying up to her billionaire ex in real life – arrived at the event in a jaw-droppingly low-cut turquoise dress and a black pashmina.

    “This is the gift that Alec gave me,” she said of the wrap, “just for being his girlfriend for five episodes. I feel like he’s coming with me tonight!”
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20242277,00.html

  748. 748
    Passing Through Says:

    # 723 Dumb Hag @ 11/24/2008 at 6:04 am

    Liars @ 11/24/2008 at 4:53 am Solid, I see that you aren’t so solid in the head. Listen to his actual words on the video. It’s probably in the third segment. Once again I will post the link since you didn’t understand the first time.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/11/20/brad-pitt-interview-in-india

    ———–
    Liar, you’re really a LIAR what video are you talking about .. it’s no longer AVAILABLE. You must be a mental patient.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Personally I found it comical that the troll tried to use the link THAT I PROVIDED…to prove us wrong. Did she miss the part where I said the video, and therefore the audio, is no longer available? BBBWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Moron. And did she really think that I would provide a link that disproved, rather than verify, what I was saying? Double moron.

  749. 749
    ebmo Says:

    # 748 Passing Through @ 11/24/2008 at 10:14 am # 723 Dumb Hag @ 11/24/2008 at 6:04 am

    Liars @ 11/24/2008 at 4:53 am Solid, I see that you aren’t so solid in the head. Listen to his actual words on the video. It’s probably in the third segment. Once again I will post the link since you didn’t understand the first time.

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2006/11/20/brad-pitt-interview-in-india

    ———–
    Liar, you’re really a LIAR what video are you talking about .. it’s no longer AVAILABLE. You must be a mental patient.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Personally I found it comical that the troll tried to use the link THAT I PROVIDED…to prove us wrong. Did she miss the part where I said the video, and therefore the audio, is no longer available? BBBWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Moron. And did she really think that I would provide a link that disproved, rather than verify, what I was saying? Double moron.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    PT
    She didn’t miss that part, she didn’t COMPREHEND that part.

  750. 750
    Val Says:

    Angie is my girl! She is amazingly beautiful, sexy, smart, talented, rough, athletic, bad ass, sensitive, great mum, great wife…all the trolls are just jealous because they cannot even dare dream to be like Angie.

    Her and Brad are together….doing what they love best and the lonely and desperate idiots need to get over it!

  751. 751
    Passing Through Says:

    # 735 QQ @ 11/24/2008 at 8:17 am

    Brad doesn’t have any PLACE in Angie’s future and Angie’s wish. Look Clint talked about HIS FAMILY in her future. BUT Angie talked ONLY about HER KIDS as part of her future.

    Look what she told. She want to travel with her airplane and want to raise HER/MY kids.

    +++++++++++++

    Deej -

    Girl, why you bitin’ on 4Q’s name? I’m still trying to figure out why it is that you bother changing names in the first place…

    Anyidiot…It’s obvious to me that you need a vacay, but I guess your employers at Bauer Publications are too cheap to give their employees paid vacation time…or as needed in your case, paid pyscho leave…

  752. 752
    awwww Says:

    Love this part of the interview:

    ANDREW DENTON: And how about for you Angelina? You, a wild child for a long time. How has Brad changed things for you?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I hate these things cause I figure he’s gonna see them, and I’m busted.

    ANDREW DENTON: Talk in code.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I had been a single Mum, I’d been married before and then I was kind of in a similar way. I mean I had a little boy but I was kind of in a stage of my life where I felt like I had tried marriage, I’m on my own, I’m raising my kid and my kid’s my life and and I guess I’m just going to be on my own and this is what it’s going to be, so I wasn’t looking for somebody to complete me in any way, but I met him and I just enjoyed my time with him, more than I enjoyed being alone suddenly.I see you with Dina, it’s the same. He’s that great friend and partner I like to talk with and laugh with and then more importantly I saw him with my son and I knew the type of man he would be and talked about family and we have this same, which is I think the most important for a couple, we have the same sense of how we see the world and how we see family and how we both want to build the same thing, we both have the same idea of what we should be spending our life doing and making.

  753. 753
    Jill Says:

    mayi @ 11/24/2008 at 7:26 am
    Even a former Nanny has reported they are never allowed to care for the children in public
    ********************************************************************************************

    Post the link or STFU. Why should be believe a word you say?

    _________________________________________________________________________________

    an oldie @ 11/24/2008 at 10:05 am # 740 page 6 @ 11/24/2008 at 9:45 am
    Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

    Next cover of OuttaTouch: Angelina hates the twins
    ************************************************************************************************************

    ROTLMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  754. 754
    LLM Says:

    QQ @ 11/24/2008 at 8:17 am

    It’s uncool Angie talked about Brad all the time. It’s uncool too if Angie mentioned Brad less in her interview. OMG damn if she does and damn is she doesn’t.

  755. 755
    Hags are crazy Says:

    LLM @ 11/24/2008 at 12:29 pm QQ @ 11/24/2008 at 8:17 am

    It’s uncool Angie talked about Brad all the time. It’s uncool too if Angie mentioned Brad less in her interview. OMG damn if she does and damn is she doesn’t.

    ======
    Jenhags perhaps like Angelina to spend her whole life not saying anything about about Brad becoz you know it will hurt their idol.. shussssssss it’s pity party till X is 90 years old.

  756. 756
    marina Says:

    here’s a link where someone posted the interview from India, and it says “i ws busy chasing angelina”, look at 1:57, and the date is around november 2006!!!

  757. 757
    Passing Through Says:

    # 753 awwww @ 11/24/2008 at 12:06 pm

    ANDREW DENTON: And how about for you Angelina? You, a wild child for a long time. How has Brad changed things for you?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I hate these things cause I figure he’s gonna see them, and I’m busted.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++

    ROTLFLMAO…remember this for the next time the troll says Angie doesn’t mention Brad when she talks about the kids…

  758. 758
    Brad Fan Says:

    Our Angelna is a Princess for contemporary times and people are just jealous.

  759. 759
    liars Says:

    So, PEOPLE, give us an example of when you actually walked away from an Angelina story because you did not like her terms for presentation?

  760. 760
    guli Says:

    credit therealangelah ..she put part of the interview on youtube! Thank you :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnO-r_XVh6M

  761. 761
    CLINIQUA Says:

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Either just I’d like to continue raising a family and make them as appreciative and functioning human beings so that they can enjoy their lives as much as I’ve enjoyed mine. And continue working cause I love that. I think that’s what keeps a person young is be interested in things, stay interested, and fortunately I’ve got a work that each story is a different situation so it keeps me interested. If I ever get to the point where I’ve lost interest in it then I want to just go look at a little golf ball and poing. Then I’m probably going to fade pretty fast after that.
    _____________________________________

    :- ( ** Awww, Clint. It’s amazing and poignant how someone is doing the kind of work he is, is also preparing to enter into that next phase of life too.

  762. 762
    anustin Says:

    trollz are in menouposal!

  763. 763
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Ms.JOLIE4ever! @ 11/24/2008 at 10:12 am Step aside, Jennifer Aniston. You’re no longer Alec Baldwin’s favorite 30 Rock guest star.

    That honor belongs to Salma Hayek, who played the actor’s love interest for five episodes.

    “She was literally the most fabulous woman that I’ve ever worked with,” Baldwin recently told PEOPLE.

    And at last night’s CNN “Heroes” tribute award show, Hayek was quick to return the praise.

    “We had such a great time!” she told PEOPLE, “I love Alec to death. He energizes me … because he’s so talented. He really, truly inspires me.”

    The 42-year-old Hayek – who has a one-year-old daughter Valentina Paloma and has been cozying up to her billionaire ex in real life – arrived at the event in a jaw-droppingly low-cut turquoise dress and a black pashmina.

    “This is the gift that Alec gave me,” she said of the wrap, “just for being his girlfriend for five episodes. I feel like he’s coming with me tonight!”
    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20242277,00.html

    ____________________

    Aaaaaaahahahaha!! I love me some Alec Baldwin!! For those of you who don’t think Alec is doing that sh-t deliberately after the silliness that the b-tch and her PR people displayed, you have no idea how intuitive, wicked smart and funny he is. He knows that bish is as phony as a 4 dollar bill, and that’s his way of cleaning his palate with the world. Go Salma!! Alec loves working with talented people.

  764. 764
    Sharon D. Says:

    I came across this article by accident, but I thought It was too funny not to share with you guys:

    Unsexiest Man of the Year…the Results!

    Today 8:35 AM PST by Ted Casablanca

    PacificCoastNews.com
    This week, usually shirtless Hugh Jackman was anointed the Sexiest Man Alive, says People mag. Well, duh. What we were more challenged with was who’s the unsexiest nonstud out there? ‘Cause damn if Hell-Ay isn’t one awful place to meet men, and an even awfuller locale to find a male celeb who isn’t a slimy d-bag. A.T. readers gave their two shiny pennies and picked the winners:

    Third Place: It’s a tie! Nick Hogan and Jennifer Aniston both drew 7.8 percent of the unsexy vote. Hey Jen, feel free to jump N.H. when you’re done with John—at least you’re not out of each other’s leagues.

  765. 765
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Oh, and since People Mag posted the Alec/Salma thing, don’t think they don’t know what’s up to — I bet they were GLAD to do it, since they know EXACTLY who’s behind the nyt piece. Way to go People.

  766. 766
    T&L Says:

    Thank you for providing the link to the transcript of the Clint/Angelina interview – what a lovely interview. I wanted to leave a comment expressing my gratitude for actually conducting an interview w/ Angelina w/ no hidden agenda involved, but I was unable to get to the comments’ section.

  767. 767
    Sharon D. Says:

    I came across this article by accident, but I thought It was too funny not to share with you guys:

    Unsexiest Man of the Year…the Results!

    Today 8:35 AM PST by Ted Casablanca

    This week, usually shirtless Hugh Jackman was anointed the Sexiest Man Alive, says People mag. Well, duh. What we were more challenged with was who’s the unsexiest nonstud out there? ‘Cause damn if Hell-Ay isn’t one awful place to meet men, and an even awfuller locale to find a male celeb who isn’t a slimy d-bag. A.T. readers gave their two shiny pennies and picked the winners:

    Third Place: It’s a tie! Nick Hogan and Jennifer Aniston both drew 7.8 percent of the unsexy vote. Hey Jen, feel free to jump N.H. when you’re done with John—at least you’re not out of each other’s leagues.

  768. 768
    Sharon D. Says:

    oops, sorry for the double posts, I didn’t know it posted the first time.

  769. 769
    variety review of ccBB Says:

    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” represents a richly satisfying serving of deep-dish Hollywood storytelling. This odd, epic tale of a man who ages backwards is presented in an impeccable classical manner, every detail tended to with fastidious devotion. An example of the most advanced technology placed entirely at the service of story and character, this significant change-of-pace from director David Fincher poses some daunting marketing challenges, even with Brad Pitt atop the cast. Strong critical support will be needed to swell interest in this absorbing, even moving, but emotionally cool film, which is simultaneously accessible and distinctive enough to catch on with a large public if luck and the zeitgeist are with it.
    http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117939098.html?categoryid=2880&cs=1

  770. 770
    Faye88 Says:

    # 725 moanablue @ 11/24/2008 at 6:49 am
    ****************************************************
    Thank you! :) And thanks Guli for providing the Youtube video. For some reason I couldn’t connect with the original video link. Maybe too many people trying to access it.

    I particularly liked this part of the interview, because it provides a nice counterbalance to the NYT article. If Clint wants first-hand knowledge about the situation in Afghanistan he can rely on Angie giving him the 411 instead of the nightly news and probably the NYT. :)

    ANDREW DENTON: Final question to each of you. What have you learnt from each other? Clint, you first.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Well I think I mentioned it earlier before with Angelina. The fact that it kind of amazes me that she has learned so much at a young age. I look back at myself at 33 years of age, I mean I didn’t know diddly. 33’s amazing to have done the amount that she’s done successfully and I talked to her the other day and I’m asking her what’s going on in Afghanistan cause my lack of trust in what the you see on the nightly news and I was thinking amazing here she’s doing all this stuff and I’m thinking did I go to South Pasadena this last week.

  771. 771
    guli Says:

    cr. jjb

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film/reviews/article_display.jsp?&rid=11986

    Film Review: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    By Kirk Honeycutt
    Nov 24, 2008

    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
    The fantasy element in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1922 short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” in which a man ages backward, does not begin to suggest the urgent drama and romantic fatalism that director David Fincher and writers Eric Roth and Robin Swicord have so strikingly brought to the screen in the movie version.

    Fitzgerald’s story is little more than a plot gimmick. Yet the film transforms this gimmick into an epic tale that contemplates the wonders of life — of birth and death and, most of all, love.

    Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date, the audience for this Paramount/Warner Bros. co-production is large. Strong boxoffice should ensue.

    Although hard to pigeonhole, “Benjamin Button” comes closest to Latin American magic realism, which juxtaposes the fantastic with the realistic. The film shares elements with another Roth-written film, “Forrest Gump,” wherein a most unusual man sets out on an odyssey through 20th century American history. But Fincher, an unusual but winning choice as director, makes certain that “Benjamin Button” has none of the whimsy or coy historical revisionism of “Gump.”
    Even the framework for the story underscores that there are forces within nature that man can’t control. Daisy (Cate Blanchett), a dying woman in a New Orleans hospital, gives her daughter (Julia Ormond) a memoir to read as Hurricane Katrina bears down on the city. The memoirist is none other than Benjamin (Pitt), born on the day of victory in Europe in 1918.

    He was, he writes, “born under unusual circumstances.” He’s a baby that looks like a failing man in his 80s with poor eyesight, brittle bones and wrinkled flesh. His mother dies giving birth and his father (Jason Flemyng) abandons him, fittingly, at an old-age home. A maternal black woman, Queenie (Taraji P. Henson), who runs the place, takes him in and raises him in the one environment where he can pass unnoticed.

    He truly fits in among blacks and people old and forgotten by time. Everyone is an outsider here. As a somewhat younger old man, he meets Daisy as a small girl (Elle Fanning) visiting an ancient relative. Their friendship will last both of their lifetimes — though ones moving in opposite directions — and will evolve into romance and passionate love.

    Much keeps them apart though as Daisy pursues a career in ballet while Benjamin, once he gets a handle on what’s happening to him, is a man who will never feel comfortable in his own skin. The job on a tug boat with its hard-drinking pilot (Jared Harris) takes him to Russia and an affair with a British spy’s wife (Tilda Swinton) and then into naval action in World War II.

    After the war, Daisy’s career takes off. She also can’t quite make up her mind about involvement with a man growing younger each year. But when commitment comes, contentment, brief though it might be, ensues.

    Benjamin’s story is preceded by Daisy’s recollection of a watch maker (Elias Koteas) who, having lost his beloved son in World War I, made a clock for the New Orleans train station that ran backward so that time might move the same way and his boy would come back to him. Thus, narratively and thematically, the film positions time running backward as part of man’s eternal desire to cheat death and to cling to those closest to us.

    Pitt’s Benjamin is a touching and poignant figure, a person often lost within his own life but with a comic spirit that allows him to accept his backward fate. Blanchett illuminates the screen with a beauty and intelligence that makes Benjamin’s pursuit of Daisy as much a quest for life as for love. As the adoptive mother, Henson embodies the essence of a good woman who derives her strength from God and her instincts from common sense.

    Fincher’s direction is sure-handed during the entire 166 minutes, which never feels long or pretentious. The film takes Donald Graham Burt’s brilliant period design in stride, never overemphasizing it or lingering on an artifact. Claudio Miranda’s cinematography wonderfully marries a palette of subdued earthy colors with the necessary CGI and other visual effects that place one in a magical past.

  772. 772
    CLINIQUA Says:

    # 763 liars @ 11/24/2008 at 1:40 pm So, PEOPLE, give us an example of when you actually walked away from an Angelina story because you did not like her terms for presentation?
    ____________________________

    Man, if obsessed celebrity hating trolls like you, could have actually been responsible sane citizenry, and asked or inspired similar probing questions to the lead-up to THE IRAQ invasion & WAR perhaps our papers of note wouldn’t have propped up the Bush Administration LIES by publishing nyt reporter Judith Miller fiction.

    A jealous celebrity obsessed hag like yourself might get some immediate satisfaction over just what philanthropic and charitable organization got the slash from People Mag, and didn’t get aided because perhaps People wanted to add more pictures to their Angie & Pax spread, but does that really help the world you jealous hag??

    Just think, if you had been just this vicious, tenacious and nasty over babies getting bombed out of their homes, and American servicemen & women’s trucks getting blown off the road, there actually might NOT be over 1 million people dead (Americans & Iraqi civilians) right now because of it.

    Priorities you menopausal wacky hen, PRIORITIES.

    Tsk, tsk, tsk….All that time, energy, and focus over uncovering yet another human crisis that Angelina wanted to stave off?? Bahahaha, what a f*ckin’ danger to the world your diseased bile filled tiny brain is.

    …so let me guess, you’re like the OPPOSITE of a ‘true conspiracy theorist,’ — instead of uncovering covert actions that might have been harmful to people and the world, you want to UNCOVER humanitarian efforts and projects that might otherwise have been featured in celebrity weekly pictorial?!

    Well in this case, I say have at it!!

    Perhaps your entire troll life might not have such a useless worthless outcome – you could actually do some good…that is, for Angie, not necessarily for your troll agenda.

    I’m sure the People magazine reading masses wouldn’t like hearing that instead of the Country Music Awards fashion spread they might have read about Darfur genocide, Ovarian cancer or a Dr Jeff Sachs add-on discussing the Millenium Project.

    So I say – hey, get on it troll, get on it. :-D

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    cook Says:

    Hola! Bonjour! Hi haterz!…the champ is here…

    …anyways, to all the haterz raggin on j-lo, squash that s hit…it ain’t close to true…TOTAL PACKAGE!!!…check-it and recheck-it…

    …as you were…hahah

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    dina #1 Says:

    Good morning to all BAMPZSKV fans. I hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Hey guli, and PT I don’t know if it was V magzine. What was the other magazine that came out at the same time as V where did an interview for the AOJJ?

    Remember x’s pr person, Huvane, said Brad was promoting his movie. Brad said the “x is a deep personal blah, blah, blah.” I know I read something about him chasing Angie in either V or that other book.

    bdj thanks for the articles. guli thanks for the video. And thanks to any and everyone who posted good news about the jolie pitts.

    alexanderina, yes I remember that silly daughter of his, Kim. I think I had blocked her out of my memory bank. Okay everyone gotta go. BBL Peace

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    anustin Says:

    maniston got 3rd place?

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    guli Says:

    Awww love Angie..love Alicia Keys… so I love this new video :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQauEfU3LBY

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    Passing Through Says:

    # 775 dina #1 @ 11/24/2008 at 3:17 pm

    Dina -

    The “chasing Angelina” comment was from the interview in India not V.

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    dina #1 Says:

    Passing Through, okay then I don’t know what you and guli are talking about. I don’t remember ever seeing the video. Sorry I couldn’t help.

    Where is the entire transcript of Angie’s and Clint’s interview posted? Is it on this thread? I saw a portion of it, but the entire transcript. Peace

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    Whiniston Says:

    1

    Enough Rope with Andrew Denton

    Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie make quite a duo. She is the biggest female box office star on the planet, he is the most legendary and respected name in world cinema. A new movie Changeling has brought them together. She is 33, he is 78. What have they learnt from life? What have they learnt from each other?

    ANDREW DENTON: Welcome Clint Eastwood and Angelina Jolie.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Thank you.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Welcome.

    ANDREW DENTON: I know you two met briefly backstage once before working together. I’m curious what you perceived of each other before you met. What were your impressions of Angelina from a distance?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Oh be careful.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: She was doing a Larry King show in New York and I was next up and so I ran in there and her manager was outside and we got talking about her through the screen. We could look through and see her behind the glass and so I we’re talking about her and making all kinds of comments, positive for the most part, and so shortly after that Universal or Brian Grazer called and said he offered me this script and he said “by the way Angelina Jolie will do this, is interested in playing it.” And I said “well we don’t have to go any further than that. “

    ANDREW DENTON: Angelina what was your impression of Clint from a distance?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Well I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember and he’s just one of those men that early on as a girl you just you watch his films, and you watch the way that he holds himself and the choices he makes and you think that’s what a man should be. So I’ve always respected him but I’ve always really liked him. I’ve liked the choices and I’ve heard him in interviews and I thought he’s so straight and honest

    ANDREW DENTON: What was it like to walk onto a Clint Eastwood set?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I was very nervous my first day. He makes people nervous. He makes me nervous, and I don’t get nervous very easily. It was wonderful. Some of the people he works with he’s worked with for a long time and he is a pretty great man so everybody who has worked with him they enjoy the process of working with him and they feel respected, they’re happy, everybody’s doing their best, so it feels like you’re on a team with a great leader and everybody’s happy and so it goes very fast. You’re just so focussed and everybody is so united that it’s a great experience.

    ANDREW DENTON: Clint, Angelina said she was nervous. Most actors are on the set. What what are actors scared about?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I’m not going to say anything. I’m not going to burst any bubbles. She’s very very kind to have said those words. I’ll just sit here and you go ahead and talk to her.

    Laughter

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    Whiniston Says:

    2

    ANDREW DENTON: It will be hard to explain your presence in the interview sitting there silently

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: That’s okay. They’ll say “why’s he sitting there just nodding his head.” Sort of like one of those little animals on the back of the car you know.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: I like the thought of people in Australia going I recognise that other guy. I can’t place him.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Yeah yeah. Who is he?

    ANDREW DENTON: Yeah. What are actors scared about?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: No matter now experienced an actor is there’s always a little bit of insecurity, especially when you’re first starting a project. All of a sudden you walk onto a set and there’s a lot of unfamiliar faces there and a director who may not be that familiar to you. I try to break the ice early by just shooting something that’s not too difficult, something very simple like walking down a hallway and turning a corner or something like that and then they can step right into it. And feel that wasn’t so bad.

    ANDREW DENTON: Angelina I read where you said it took you quite a few weeks before you you had the courage to have a a serious conversation with Clint.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Did I say that?

    ANDREW DENTON: You did say that, and that wasn’t even in the gossip magazine.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Really?

    ANDREW DENTON: Yes.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I think it was more that I had, I only had one question about the script and one thing that that I wanted to ask him about that I wasn’t sure of and it took me maybe it was like two weeks before I kind of came up to you that day and said there’s this thing and any other director you kind of say “there’s this one scene I want to talk about” and they’ll say “great, we’ll call all the producers and we’ll get a meeting in a trailer and we’ll discuss it for four hours and figure it out.” So I was just bracing for that. I thought I just want to talk to you about this little thing and he said “okay talk.” And I thought “oh okay.” And we talked about it and we talked it through and solved it in about five minutes and it was over and he made some strong decisions and helped me out, and helped me figure it out.

    ANDREW DENTON: She is as I said in the introduction the biggest female box office star in the world.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I think so.

    ANDREW DENTON: What has Angelina got?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Well you could ask yourself what doesn’t she have. She’s great, she’s extremely talented. She’s, do you mind if I say . . .

    ANGELINA JOLIE: No I’m just going to get shy

    CLINT EASTWOOD: She’s gorgeous of course and sometimes when you see somebody who is that familiar jumping off the covers of magazines worldwide you start thinking well she couldn’t possibly be talented. And I just think she’s a wonderful performer and so we didn’t even go any further. We had no discussions of of anyone else and I said “if she wants it then that’s fine, we’ll do it.”

    ANGELINA JOLIE: And then I jumped up and down when I heard he was okay with me.

    ANDREW DENTON: Really?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Yeah.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I was okay.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I lost my cool.

    ANDREW DENTON: What did you do?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I literally jumped up and down, which I don’t, I’m one of those people that there’s films I’ve done I haven’t even seen. I tend to not be that affected by but I really wanted to work with him and I really wanted to tell this story and so when it when it all came together I was very excited.

    ANDREW DENTON: Did you ring Brad? Did you first thing you came home it was like you’ll never guess.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: As soon as he came home I told him.

    ANDREW DENTON: Yeah yeah.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Yeah and he was very happy for me.

    ANDREW DENTON: Clint, The Changeling is a true story about a woman, Christine Collins, who’s boy disappeared, and the appalling way she was treated by the LA Police. What drew you to this story?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: It was a real serious story about a woman who was going through a tremendous amount of tremendous obstacles and in the late 1920s of which it must have been very problematic at that particular time in history and it was cause the Police put her through an absolutely nightmare of hurdles to where she’s trying just to get some sort of action going on this missing child. And these stories were always interesting to me

    FOOTAGE

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    guli Says:

    Dina#1—here is the entire transcript of Angie’s and Clint’s interview… The video doesn’t work but audio does… Me thinks reading the whole transcript is great!

    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s2427916.htm

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    Whiniston Says:

    3

    ANDREW DENTON: Angelina, you said that there were many reasons why you didn’t want to do this film to start with. Why was that?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Well the obvious and the subject matter for anybody, but especially somebody who’s a parent is just a very very difficult subject matter and most people don’t even want to think about something happening to somebody you love, you don’t even want to say you don’t want to put it out there, you don’t want to think about it, it’s something that is kind of off limits. And the idea of and I read the script, I couldn’t put it down and I was infuriated, I was so upset knowing that it was real and knowing that it was and then I finished and I just want to be with my kids, I want to stay home, I don’t want the idea, I just don’t want this around me. But I found myself when Brad came home I told him the story of Christine Collins and a friend of mine came over and I ended up telling her the story of this amazing woman and I ended up realising that it was so much about the fight in her and what she overcame what she overcame for other women and I was quite inspired in the end and thought to tell her story would be yet another piece of justice for her and people to know about her was something I suddenly wanted.

    FOOTAGE

    ANDREW DENTON: Clint, as a director, is Angelina’s acknowledged beauty is that an asset in this kind of a film or is that something that you have to manage so it doesn’t distract?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Well Christine Collins was not quite as attractive as Angelina in real life, so you start thinking about that sort of thing, then you don’t think about it. You just go on. I mean she’s got the same emotions and the same feelings and you can put yourself, your imagination can take you into the exact place that Christine Collins was and she’s just going to have to live with the way she looks, I’m sorry about that.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: I think there’s a charity to help support you Angelina.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Yes there is.

    ANDREW DENTON: Your role models as an actress were people like Nicholson and Brando and Pacino. What was it in them that you looked to?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: And Clint. It wasn’t just that the men had like a certain kind of strong role, there was just something, who could explain it? I would just be more drawn to their characters or what they were going through. I was never, and even as an actress now I’m not as interested in a romantic story, I tend to be interested in a journey of self, and a discovery and a fight. And that I think of many times growing up tended to be more the male roles and female roles were kind of caught up in either a love affair or something very typically female which was very interesting.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Chick flick.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: But it wasn’t the kind of overall big arch and even there’s a sense of cool, of toughness to you know guys like him. There’s so much character.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Tomb Raider.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: There’s a simplicity, if you watch Wanted that’s me doing Clint.

    ANDREW DENTON: Yeah I read to you said that

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Have you seen that? That is me doing you?

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I haven’t seen it yet, now I will.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I haven’t seen it either but you should.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I will now see that. She didn’t consult with me on how to do that but she had her own impressions and I understand the picture is a highly successful picture so I’m going to go see it. Maybe I’ll learn something about myself.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: Well you’ve been asked to do an impersonation of yourself. I read a story once where Mohammed Ali backstage at Johnny Carson took you aside

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Oh yeah.

    ANDREW DENTON: What did he ask you to do?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: The first time I ever met him, well this was many years ago, this was when Johnny Carson was broadcasting from New York, and I go in the back and there’s Mohammed Ali and he’s then in his heyday of champion and and he says come here, I’ve got to talk to you, I’ve got to talk to you. And I said “well thanks.” So we go down these stairs and we go down in the basement of the place he gets me all by myself and he says “I’ve got to tell you, I want you to do one thing.” He said “I want you to look at me and tell me I’ve got ten minutes to get out of town.”

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: And I said “I don’t have the pistol with me, so maybe I won’t do that.” But anyway we had great fun that night and I’ve been friendly with him ever since and we had good laughs over that.

    ANDREW DENTON: You’ve been famous for a very long time. Have the circumstances of fame changed over the last 30 years?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Yeah it’s changed a lot. It’s much more of a pop culture nowadays. It seems like in the old days there was a recording star, and then there was a a movie star, and now it’s got to the point where it can’t be just a recording star, it has to be a superstar. And then I don’t know where you go what the next phrase will be but everyth

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    dina #1 Says:

    Whiniston, thank you. Please don’t see this as being greedy, but is there more? :smile: Peace

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    Whiniston Says:

    4

    ANDREW DENTON: You’ve been famous for a very long time. Have the circumstances of fame changed over the last 30 years?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Yeah it’s changed a lot. It’s much more of a pop culture nowadays. It seems like in the old days there was a recording star, and then there was a a movie star, and now it’s got to the point where it can’t be just a recording star, it has to be a superstar. And then I don’t know where you go what the next phrase will be but everything is trying to make it bigger. This it’s not a model, it’s a supermodel, or whatever. I remember we were shooting out in Glendale area and we were shooting a scene with Angelina out out outdoors, and there was cameras, people with long lenses way back you know they and they’d go up and they’d pay a neighbour so to stand on the porch so they could shoot across the street, and I thought I don’t know if they ever did that in the old days. People weren’t so nuts about taking pictures.

    ANDREW DENTON: How do you think Angelina handles?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: She handled it great. In fact, I was watching her as we were preparing and she didn’t pay attention to it. She just kind of went ahead with her business and she just has a great way of shutting it out.

    ANDREW DENTON: Angelina, earlier this year you and Brad made the decision to sell photos of your twins, for some extraordinary amount of money, to a couple of magazines to raise money for your charitable foundation. How big a call was that for you to in some ways auction off some of your privacy?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Well it’s not, the pictures are either going to be taken by a paparazzi and he’s going to pocket the money and do bad things with it, or it can be controlled by us and put into good causes. So it’s not auctioning off our privacy. Our privacy’s already gone. It’s making a decision of who is going to make money from it, and where is it going to go and we can funnel it to the proper decent channels.

    ANDREW DENTON: I’ve read you both say that you miss the fact that you can no longer observe people the way you used to when you were younger, when you were learning your trade. Do you get that opportunity anywhere anymore?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I observe six bizarre little happy children every day.

    Laughter

    ANGELINA JOLIE: The most fun to observe.

    ANDREW DENTON: Yeah?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Yeah. I mean there are aspects of life that are different but it’s certainly nothing to be complained about. People have real things to complain about so for the privacy we’ve lost, we have a lot of good fortune in our lives so it’s alright.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Yeah you can get a table down front.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Sometimes, but that was one of the most disconcerting thing for me was many years ago when I was doing films all around the world and stuff that you become the observed rather than the observer. And I remember when I first went to Rome to do Fistful of Dollars, I wasn’t known there at all and it was so nice. You could go into restaurants or sit down at the end of a bar and just watch people and watch the interaction and stuff, and it was great and that’s kind of the way an actor learns, learns about the little vignettes of life but then all of a sudden you get to a point where that sort of drifts away. I miss that period because that was great and how to observe life now you have to observe it by sometimes you just it’s different. You’ve got to use your memory from the early days.

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    Whiniston Says:

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    ANDREW DENTON: The upside of fame though which other than getting the table up front, is that you get access to extraordinary people and moments. I remember talking to Jim Carrey once who told me that he got a phone call from the biggest Ace Ventura fan which was Henry Kissinger and he ended up having lunch with Henry Kissinger.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: That explains so much [laugh]

    ANDREW DENTON: Which seems like a very unlikely lunch doesn’t it.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Jim is a bizarre fellow.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: What sort of people or moments has fame given you access to that you that you truly value?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I’ve been able to travel the world with the UN under the guise, you know I’m somebody who has that good fortune of being able to shed light on situations in the world that I think can use more attention so I’m able to go places with a with a purpose, and with a kind of strong sense of being able to accomplish something. So that’s been the greatest thing for me.

    FOOTAGE

    ANDREW DENTON: You’ve gone to a lot of countries in your role with the UN. Is there a story that you can share that gives some sense of why you’re so passionate about this?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I can’t tell you stories without crying or something. You know there’s so, there are just so many. It really changed my life drastically. The first time I went to a war zone and went to Sierra Leone, and I wasn’t a goodwill ambassador and I wasn’t with cameras and I just went and I spent a few weeks, and I saw what what real suffering is and I saw what real survival and real strength of character and really amazing people in situations in the world that I understood there was a great deal I did not know and that I was quite ignorant in many ways.

    ANDREW DENTON: How did you come to be there?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I was following the stories on the news, and I just wanted to know more.

    ANDREW DENTON: So you just took yourself there?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Well I asked the UNHCR to help me coordinate cause it was still an active war at the time. But it was just that I really understood a different depth of what takes place in our world and I understood it so quickly, and seeing little babies with their arms cut off, and how they cut all the women’s arms off so they couldn’t hold their baby. They cut all the men’s legs off so they couldn’t work in the field. And then how many places in the world were so similar, I never wake up worried about silly things anymore and my children are healthy and I can feed them. I’m very very grateful and I feel of use to something that is more important than just getting up and going about the day like I used to. So it changed me drastically.

    ANDREW DENTON: I’ve read your accounts of your travels in places like Jordan and Kosovo and so on. How do you return from places like this with such hardship to a life of privilege, and feel comfortable?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Well, I think people have this idea of what my life is. They’ll see some movie event and they’ll think that that’s my life. My life is waking up with my children.

    ANDREW DENTON: Look sure, as any of us though would return to a life of privilege compared to the hardship.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Sure, but I’m saying my daily life is one of being a mother, and that is my constant. Right, so wherever I am, whatever I’m doing that’s my constant and so when I go to those places, when I choose to go to those places I never forget that I’m grateful that I can go to those places and I can leave those places. And I have the financial ability to go in and even make a change in those places and do things with intentions of those places and it’s for my children’s future in the world they’re going to live in that I think these extraordinary places and people should be strong and wonderful and be all that they are should be allowed to be as human beings, and being given a fair share.

    FOOTAGE

    I suppose the way I handle it is by not seeing it as this divide, I want it to be connected constantly. I want my children when I come home from Afghanistan to understand why I was there, what’s happening there, what’s happening in their world. Why they should be grateful for what they have, what their countries are like, what’s happening in their countries today. So I suppose that’s what I’m trying to do. A lot of people say to me “you live in one world not the other” and I think it’s very important that you find a time in your life as a human being where you try to decide what your world is and what you surround yourself by and to never forget and to not think one world is one thing and one thing and you can then step out of another and forget and then move on back and forth. You have to find a way to be consistent in your life every day, and be aware of making a difference every day, being aware of raising your children the right way every day and all of those things as well I have a job and I do my job and and it’s trying to find a balance of it all.

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    Whiniston Says:

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    ANDREW DENTON: Clint, Angelina’s been involved with UN for a number of years. You’ve been involved with teen drug rehabilitation programs, but people tend to be quite cynical about celebrities, actors becoming actively involved. Why is that do you think?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: if there’s any cynicism about somebody who’s altruistic, somebody who’s trying to do some good in the world then that’s their problem. It’s not her problem. She’s doing it for her own well being and the well being of her family and her appreciation of life. And so every day you ask yourself there but for the grace goes I, and it puts you in that position.

    ANDREW DENTON: I’d like to talk about kids, you’ve got six under eight, Angelina, and what I’m actually interested in is what being a mother has taught you about yourself.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: It’s brought out everything that’s soft about me as a woman. And everything that I think you naturally have a a sense of, well everybody has a sense to nurture and a warmth in them, having a child and holding a child in your arms and feeling responsible for that child for life, to give that child a safe place, it just brings out I think the best in a human being.

    ANDREW DENTON: And what about you Clint? You’ve got seven kids, a big age range. Your youngest is now 11.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: You’ve got more than me.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I’ve got a few. [laugh] As I’ve gotten older I’ve become much more appreciative of kids, and you just don’t take things for granted so much. But I think it gets me back to sort of the basics of humanity or the basics of the animal kingdom even, you’re back with nature more and you’re not bothered with trivia in life. Things that were important 30 40 years ago for me, are not important at all now and they’re just the well being of my kids are much more important to me now, than it was then when I was a selfish guy out looking trying to get the brass ring in the world.

    ANDREW DENTON: That’s interesting cause Angelina you’re young, you’re 33 and got all these young kids which are the same age where Clint was out looking for the brass ring, as he puts it. Not a lot of people would make that decision to devote themselves so much to children. Why you?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Well I had my time, I had my single time. [laugh] I had my running around time young.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: But she’s lucky in a way to have learned all this so much younger. It’s taken me 60 or 70 years to find out what she’s found out in a very short time, so she’s got a great advantage. She will be and from now on too I mean everything from now on will be much more enhanced for her because she has so much more knowledge at a young age.

    ANDREW DENTON: Do you come to fatherhood clearer now in your 70s?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Oh yeah. Definitely much clearer because, if you put it on a percentage basis, it comes to 90% level, rather than your family. Work becomes where work was probably 90% at one time, now it’s family and well being and family, children, even with my older children. When you have kids you say well they grow up and then become emancipated at 18 years of age, or whatever but they never really leave.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Sometimes to our detriment. No but they never really leave. They’re always there. And sometimes they’re going through some trauma, and you have to deal with that or sometimes they’re going through various problems, or sometimes they just want to hang out with you and when you do get one of those moments where they just want to hang out you think oh isn’t that great.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Mmm.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Just want to hang out with old Dad, that’s terrific.

    ANDREW DENTON: What about you Angelina, with your brood of six, what are the values that you and Brad want them to grow up with?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I think we want them to be never spoilt, just very aware of hard work and that they’re lucky to have what they have, but also to be generous with it and kind and do good for others and have that instinctually. I mean right now they’re all so little that we just watch them with each other and we want to see that they’re being fair to each other and when one of them cries and the others go to help them we think “oh great.” They’re got it they’ve got something decent in them where they don’t like to see others suffer, or they’re out to help each other but they’re already growing up with a certain kind of tolerance and understanding because of their backgrounds.

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    guli Says:

    WOW– a great behind the scenes for Changeling.. Thanks screamingangie ….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozkgLW4VifI

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    Whiniston Says:

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    ANDREW DENTON: Mmm.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: They have just by being in each other’s presence and being brother and sister to each other they have this natural view of the world that’s different than a lot of people. They don’t see it as, they look at each other and they’ve come to get each other when we’ve gone to an orphanage they’ve picked each other up, they’ve seen each other’s situations, they’ve been there at hospitals as well when others are born. They’ve seen so many different things, and we try to take them as much as we don’t want to we want them to enjoy the good fortune we’ve been able to have and have a nice place to go and sometimes we go out and have fabulous vacation, and at the same time we want them to be able to go to a market in a poor country in Africa and and find it interesting and make friends, and just to see the diversity in the world and be open to it all.

    ANDREW DENTON: I’m trying to imagine morning in your household. It must be, all I can think of is Raising Arizona with all those those five babies going everywhere. It must be mayhem.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: It is total mayhem yeah and when it comes to the breakfast, I feel like a short order cook who’s really impatient. I’ve got like [laugh] because everybody wants something different and everybody you know wants more of something else but it’s fun and especially you know the majority of the time we’re both together and sometimes one of us has to go to work early or something but we make a point to be there for those things and to spend as much time with our kids as we can. So we’ve got a good system for breakfast and we’ve taken it as a challenge almost. Like they’re not going to break us first thing in the morning. We’ve got it down, we’ve got the eggs going, we’ve got the thing, cleaning and everything and then we feel like, you know.

    ANDREW DENTON: You’ve got to understand.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: It’s funny.

    ANDREW DENTON: You’re not going to win this. See they’re a full time, all they’ve got to do is find the weakness in your defence.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: They definitely, they have their moments where we feel like we are really capable people, we should be able to take these guys on.

    Laughter

    ANGELINA JOLIE: We should be able to but they’re winning.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: Is it ever sort of lock the door and like “what are we going to do? What are we going to do?”

    ANGELINA JOLIE: No we have tried to kind of let’s go, now mummy and daddy just want some time. We’re going to read, go to your room, we really got some work to do tonight, we’re going to take a bath, we’re going to, and before you know it whether we’re trying to read in bed or we’re sitting in the bath just the little door opens, and one comes in and the other comes in and every morning we wake up with about half of them just there.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Always finding excuses for the long goodbye. Yeah.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: They just always sneak in.

    ANDREW DENTON: You’ve both met people who’ve been in the last little while have been catalysts, who changed your lives. How has Dina changed your life Clint?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I’ve been married once before, and I was single for a lot of years and I actually liked it. I was at the stage where I was starting to get like one of the guys who’s figured now this isn’t so bad and then one time she interviewed me it was after Unforgiven and it had come out and the show had done well and so she came and interviewed me. She was an anchor woman for NBC affiliate in Monterey, and I looked into these big brown eyes and I went “hmmm” and I didn’t think in terms of where this was going to go. I just thought this was interesting but it took a year or so before we actually ever started going out on a exclusive basis. I was just kind of saw each other around and reintroduce but she was just always there and then when we started going together it just hit me one day just sitting there I said I wouldn’t mind getting married again and this is the gal.

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    Whiniston Says:

    8

    ANDREW DENTON: And what has she changed for you?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I was just living for my work and and for what I was doing whatever that was and wherever I was going. It was just I can go play golf anytime I wanted, I can do you know but I all of a sudden wanted to be connected. We didn’t know that we were going to have kids, we never even discussed that but on our honeymoon she started feeling a little ill and I thought is this something I’m doing here. But we’ve just we just loved it all along and she’s special person.

    ANDREW DENTON: And how about for you Angelina? You, a wild child for a long time. How has Brad changed things for you?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I hate these things cause I figure he’s gonna see them, and I’m busted.

    ANDREW DENTON: Talk in code.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I had been a single Mum, I’d been married before and then I was kind of in a similar way. I mean I had a little boy but I was kind of in a stage of my life where I felt like I had tried marriage, I’m on my own, I’m raising my kid and my kid’s my life and and I guess I’m just going to be on my own and this is what it’s going to be, so I wasn’t looking for somebody to complete me in any way, but I met him and I just enjoyed my time with him, more than I enjoyed being alone suddenly. I see you with Dina, it’s the same. He’s that great friend and partner I like to talk with and laugh with and then more importantly I saw him with my son and I knew the type of man he would be and talked about family and we have this same, which is I think the most important for a couple, we have the same sense of how we see the world and how we see family and how we both want to build the same thing, we both have the same idea of what we should be spending our life doing and making.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Everyone talks about romance and love but love’s it’s friendship. Is this person your friend and the friendship is the most important thing, and then you grow to love them of course, and love there can be a lot, there’s romantic love and then there’s love of the heart and love of children and what have you, but just having somebody that is a real friend and I think I can see this unfolding for both of us and both situations that’s the most important thing. I’ve known a lot of women in my life but not a lot of them I can say I really want to be friends with. You know, this [laugh] of course men at a younger age, they have different perspective on things.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Fortunately you have to get by that and once you get by that thing then you can kind of start looking for real values, instead of the basic first attraction. Everybody jokes about it but it’s true you know unfortunately.

    ANDREW DENTON: I think the other key thing is to ah make each other laugh. I think laughter is incredible.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: That’s all part of the friendship. Do you laugh together? If you get in the car, I haven’t said this for many years, but if you can get in a car and drive a couple of hundred miles and you’re still talking and you’re still having a good time then that’s fine. I mean or are you just sitting silently and you’re enjoying being. That’s important but if you get in a car with somebody and say gee I wish I could get this car back to where we started and get this person out of it real quick, then you know that this is not going to work out.

    ANDREW DENTON: Angelina, in the film you carried in your purse pictures of your Mum who passed away last year. What was it about your Mum that you wanted to take with you into this role?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: My Mum was in many ways very much like Christine Collins. She was a real lady, real sweet and everybody that met her just thought she’s just the sweetest women they’ve ever met. She’s the kind of person who would spend three weeks to kind of write the perfect Christmas card and wrap the perfect present and she never forgot the postman’s wife’s birthday. You know she was just like the things that mattered to her were people and kindness and

    CLINT EASTWOOD: You’re just sitting there going I didn’t even know the postman had a wife.

    Laughter

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Yeah well exactly. So was just this extraordinarily decent person. She was uncomfortable with swearing or any kind I mean God knows how many times my room was a mess and she kind of just please just clean your room but just a real decent heart and a real soft lovely lovely lady who never would harm anybody. But the one thing with my Mum is she if anybody hurt her kids, she would destroy them.

    ANDREW DENTON: Mmm.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: She had relationships where she’d stopped talking to people for the rest of her life until she passed away because they had done something to cross her children and she had an ability to be angry only then. But even that didn’t come to her comfortably. She didn’t like it. She didn’t wear hatred and anger well at all and yet she knew what was injust and she would try.

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    Whiniston Says:

    9
    ANDREW DENTON: Clint, you took your Mum who passed away recently too to the Oscars on a couple of occasions for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. What do you think of when you think of your Mum?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Well she was along with Angelina’s mother, the greatest woman on the planet and she was very strong, very strong physically too. She was very gentle and my Dad was too but he also could be tougher, on some aspects, but he was more dogmatic you know. I mean his big thing for me was nothing comes for nothing. You’ve got to work for it. Don’t expect anybody to give you anything. If you go out and apply for a job tell them everything you can do for them not what they’re going to do for you or how much they’re going to pay. I mean he has that sort of Mark Twain kind of mentality. But they were just wonderful people and their influence will be there for forever for at least my forever and I’m sure like her mother’s going to be for her forever.

    ANDREW DENTON: Is there one creed from your parents that you carry with you as Clint has in his life.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: She did have a thing about if you leave something you’re asking somebody else to do it. So basically, whether it would be that something’s a mess or there’s something that you feel like somebody should do this, somebody should do something about that, and it would be like well do you expect somebody else to do it, are you passing that job onto somebody else, or are you going to roll up your sleeves and you’re going to do what you know needs to be done.

    ANDREW DENTON: Have you said that to your own kids yet?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Yeah I have with little things cause they’re little but certainly like if they drop something on the floor, I haven’t said just clean up pick it up, I’ve said are you asking me to do it or are you asking somebody to come by and clean it up for you.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: You hear her voice when you’re saying it?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Oh yeah. Very much.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: I do that too cause my daughter will come in and say where’s mum and I would say you know I’d have to go look.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: And ah she’ll go oh okay, I get the picture. But it’s the same thing.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: It’s part of the joys of being a parent though. You get to just throw back

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Yeah, you get to throw back all this crap that you got when you were a kid.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: What have you each got left to do in your life or what do you still want to do that scares you? Angelina, you first.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I still want to raise my kids great, I just want to make sure that they’re the people that they’re supposed to be and I don’t get in the way of it and I give them the right tools. That’s my main job. And on a personal note, I want to fly across the Sahara in a plane. [laugh]

    ANDREW DENTON: Because you got your pilot’s licence.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Yeah that’s my dream, to fly across the Sahara.

    ANDREW DENTON: And is that a particularly, I know you’ve got the instrument and so on

    ANGELINA JOLIE: That’s one thing I want to do before I die. I want to . . .

    ANDREW DENTON: Wow.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: I want to go, I wanted to go on a camel but then I saw somebody’s rear end after they did that and it looked really really chaffed.

    ANDREW DENTON: Mmm.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: So I’m not so sure about that one. I think I’ll take an airplane

    ANDREW DENTON: See that’s just an image I didn’t want to carry on but thank you very much.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: What about you Clint? Is there something left you want to do that the thought of which scares you?

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Either just I’d like to continue raising a family and make them as appreciative and functioning human beings so that they can enjoy their lives as much as I’ve enjoyed mine. And continue working cause I love that. I think that’s what keeps a person young is be interested in things, stay interested, and fortunately I’ve got a work that each story is a different situation so it keeps me interested. If I ever get to the point where I’ve lost interest in it then I want to just go look at a little golf ball and poing. Then I’m probably going to fade pretty fast after that.

    Laughter

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    Whiniston Says:

    10

    ANDREW DENTON: Final question to each of you. What have you learnt from each other? Clint, you first.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Well I think I mentioned it earlier before with Angelina. The fact that it kind of amazes me that she has learned so much at a young age. I look back at myself at 33 years of age, I mean I didn’t know diddly. 33’s amazing to have done the amount that she’s done successfully and I talked to her the other day and I’m asking her what’s going on in Afghanistan cause my lack of trust in what the you see on the nightly news and I was thinking amazing here she’s doing all this stuff and I’m thinking did I go to South Pasadena this last week.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: Angelina, what have you learnt from Clint?

    ANGELINA JOLIE: He is what I would aspire to be as a person and hope that I grow to be a lot like him in my life. He’s very honest he’s very honourable. He’s very fair and has done so many great things as an artist and as a person that we all admire. And I’ve met his family and I’ve met his wife and they’re great people. I mean you can see that it’s rubbing off on them. So I think if anything I hope I can consistently be that and keep that focus, and keep that clarity, and be something like him.

    ANDREW DENTON: I think the solution here is that you should adopt Angelina.

    Laughter

    ANGELINA JOLIE: He should.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: You know I’d love to.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: We’ll leave it there. We’ve got our tabloid headline it’s all done.

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: But I was joking with her manager guy we met on the Larry King show and he said “Angelina would really like to work with you” and I just said to him “you mean Clintalina?”

    Laughter

    CLINT EASTWOOD: And I was just joking and he kind of looked at me with his face shocking and go is this guy crazy or what.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: We did we said that this would be a tabloid and it was a headline in something.

    ANDREW DENTON: Oh there we go.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: It was.

    ANDREW DENTON: Well look Clintalina. It’s been a pleasure to meet you both.

    Laughter

    ANDREW DENTON: Thank you both very much.

    ANGELINA JOLIE: Thank you.

    CLINT EASTWOOD: Thank you.

    ANDREW DENTON: Thank you Clint. Thank you Angelina.

    (video and audio at the link)
    http://www.abc.net.au/tv/enoughrope/transcripts/s2427916.htm

  792. 792
    Felinelilly Says:

    Thank you for posting the new Clint Eastwood and Angelina interview.

  793. 793
    Passing Through Says:

    Here’s another CCOBB review from a Variety critic. I think the one posted this morning was Todd McCarthy. This one is Anne Thompson.

    TROLLS – PLEASE NOTE THE LAST PARAGRAPH, SHITZY. DON’T SAY YOU WEREN’T TOLD IN ADVANCE THAT CCOBB ISN’T EXPECTED TO HAVE A $100MIL WEEKEND OR DOMESTIC TOTAL. THIS IS A REALLY, REALLY EXPENSIVE ART FILM. IT’S NOT WILL SMITH FIGHTING ALIENS OR BATMAN OR JAMES BOND. SO CHECK YOUR USUAL BULLSHIT AT THE DOOR ON DECEMBER 25 AND DON’T BRING IT ON THE THREAD OR ELSE SANTA IS GOING TO COME TAKE BACK THE LUMP OF COAL HE’S GOING TO LEAVE YOU!

    http://weblogs.variety.com/thompsononhollywood/2008/11/the-curious-cas.html

    I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Saturday (following the aborted Thursday screening), and have been trying to sort it out ever since.

    David Fincher and screenwriter Eric Roth (Forrest Gump) have delivered an historic achievement, a masterful piece of cinema, and a moving treatise on death, loss, loneliness and love. As the movie proceeds, and Brad Pitt as Button ages backwards, we know where he is headed: it’s where we are all going. But he feels he has to go there by himself, without his loved ones. And nobody wants to die alone. (Here is Todd McCarthy’s review.)

    So when the movie reaches its climax, it is extraordinarily moving (although some find the movie cold and dispassionate). It may pack a more powerful punch the older you are and the more people you have lost. In that case it will score with the Academy, who will also recognize the skillful filmmaking on display.

    The movie marks a seismic shift in terms of what is possible in moviemaking. What Fincher and his team have done is no small technological feat. Button starts off as a CG-aged baby, moves through CG-altered older Pitt faces superimposed on small bodies, and then proceeds to the “real” Pitt wearing makeup and then getting younger and younger. Thus the film’s central performance is in great part a visual effect. (Blanchett is also made younger digitally, but aged with makeup.) That accounts in part for the movie’s high cost (well above $150 million) but is also its primary limitation.

    Thus, while I admire the film’s amazing accomplishment–it’s hard to imagine that anyone but the digitally sophisticated Fincher, who has become adept at “painting” his digital canvases, could have pulled this off–the movie is not entirely satisfying. But given what it is, it’s hard to imagine it being done done any better. The actors are superb, especially Pitt and Cate Blanchett, who should earn Oscar noms. What’s missing has partly to do with the limitations of the technology. Button reminds me of Peter Sellers as Chauncey Gardner in Being There. He’s oddly passive and restrained, zen-like as he floats through all the decades, watching, listening, learning. He narrates the tale via his diary, along with his dying love Blanchett. We see him engaging with people, but he never says much. We see him from the outside; we never get under his skin, and we never learn the fruits of his wisdom. He stays much the same.

    Still, the movie is sadly beautiful, of a piece, as impeccably wrought as its ornate clock that runs counterclockwise. Do Paramount and Warner Bros. have a prayer of making their money back? This movie needs all the help it can get, from anyone who loves movies and wants the studios to take more risky bets like this one.

  794. 794
    to whomever it may concern Says:

    To the idot fans who keep going over to awards daily and writing 3 page rebuttals to any Angelina Jolie criticism or hate JUST STOP IT. YOU’RE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD. You could be speaking the gospel but it gets lost in your long annoying rants. You come off like obsessed deranged fans who are no better than the haters. Idiots like you don’t make it hard for the rest of the sane fans.

  795. 795
    momiji Says:

    this post is for lylian ONLY

    Let me add to your post # 627 that Greenspan needed to protect his legacy and LAY the blame on others. I find it odd that in his book he talked little about his MISTAKE (the sub prime mess). Greenspan is to be blamed for the housing bubble. He kept the interest rate TOO low for TOO long .

    Your saying that “……the American foreign policy under Bush was not respected in Asia,….” is your opinion, and YOUR OPINION ONLY. I’m also from Asia. I know many people support the Bush foreign policy. Of course, there are people like you who think otherwise. Therefore, lylian, dont generalize, and dont write it as a consensus.

    You said, “……..nor I believe his choice to run up the budget deficit in the face of 2 wars which changed the equation of Bush choices in the economy. ….”, Lylian, I agree the deficit balooned because of the wars. But, please educate me, how does that “change the equation of Bush choices in the economy.” Please tell me what are his choices?

  796. 796
    to whomever it may concern Says:

    make that idiots like you make it hard for the rest of the sane fans.

  797. 797
    bdj Says:

    to whomever it may concern @
    Hmmd I read some of those posts at that site. It reads like a poster trying to downplay BP and AJ chances with the Oscars. Just enough fandom to sound like a fanatic with obvious twists, Team BS and smearing of BP and AJ. Awards Daily is a good site and the blog moderators are fair to BP and AJ. However, wolves in sheep clothing abound on the internet. However, thanks for your concern.

  798. 798
    bdj Says:

    Thanks for posting the interview of Eastwood and AJ. It was a very good read.

  799. 799
    bdj Says:

    http://www.thehollywoodnews.com/artman2/publish/movie_news/Clint-Eastwood-to-retire-from-acting-21241108.php

    Clint Eastwood to retire from acting

    Author: Paul Heath
    Nov 24, 2008 – 9:38:31 PM

    Clint Eastwood is to retire from acting. The Hollywood legend revealed the news as he was out promoting his latest directorial effort CHANGELING.

    The actor’s swansong will be the drama GRAN TORINO, a film which sees him star as Walt Kowalski, an iron-willed veteran living in a changing world, who is forced by his immigrant neighbors to confront his own long-held prejudices.

    “That will probably do it for me as far as acting is concerned,” Eastwood said today, though added that he would continue to direct and produce films.

    “You always want to quit while you are ahead,” he said. “You don’t want to be like a fighter who stays too long in the ring until you’re not performing at your best.”

  800. 800
    bdj Says:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv-entertainment/film/film-reviews/mark-adams/2008/11/23/changeling-review-115875-20919203/

    Changeling – review

    By Mark Adams, sundaymirror.co.uk 23/11/2008

    15, 142mins ****

    It has to be said that Jolie is quite magnificent as the tormented mother who simply wanted the police to admit their mistake and resume the search for her son.

    When they refuse she becomes the centre of a campaign to question her sanity.

    When Jolie is good she can be very, very good (she already has one Best Actress Oscar) and there is a pretty good chance she will feature heavily during the upcoming awards season.

    The 1920s era is impressively recreated, showing Los Angeles in all its beauty and ugliness, and as Christine delves further into the labyrinthine murkiness of the police department the atmosphere is nicely sustained as she has to deal with bullying policemen, duplicitous lawyers and harsh authorities.

    As usual, Eastwood manages to get the best out of his cast, which is largely made up of relatively unknown performers.

    He also allows John Malkovich to turn in an all-guns-blazing performance as the Rev Briegleb, who is on a crusade both to help Christine and expose the corruption in the LAPD.

  801. 801
    CLINIQUA Says:

    ROFLMAO at this post re Gwyneth Paltrow’s latest Goop tidibit about brining a turkey posted on deceiver…ahahahahaha….

    Minnow
    Nov 24th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Gweneth’s lying.

    Know how I know?

    Because I’ve actually brined a turkey. A whole damn turkey.

    Only someone who’s never brined a turkey suggests how easy it is to brine a turkey.

    First off, it takes like a whole box of kosher salt. And the only thing big enough for the poultry carcass is a big 25 gallon Rubbermaid Roughneck tote. Once you fill the roughneck with a pound of salt, the 28 pound dinosaur, and 10-15 gallons of cold water, you still have to figure out how to keep it cold, ‘cuz it shorely isn’t gonna fit in your side by side.

    So you drag it out the back door and pray the weather stays below 42 degrees but not below 32. And the entire time you’re dragging it, you’re slopping salmonella tainted turkey water all over your nice clean kitchen floor.

    Then you have to consider how to keep the dog from invading the roughneck marination system. So you walk the dog on a leash in your own fenced-in backyard the 29 times he asks to go outside. And trust me, when your dog finds out that you have a dead turkey bathtub on the back deck, he will suddenly develop mysterious, vague, and persistent bladder problems.

    And even then, you end up piling a bunch of lawn furniture on top of the roughneck to keep the raccoons out.

    And at 2am you’re wide awake listening for bears, because bear are known to move lawn furniture in search of half-brined turkeys.

    And I didn’t even get to the joyful part about chasing a slick, fully brined bird across the recently re-mopped kitchen floor.

    THAT’s how I know Gwyneth is a big fat lying liar.

  802. 802
    guli Says:

    Awww— He says this movie aka MAMS…is special to him b/c it changed his life… in very specific ways… (((love it)))

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaCU9jQ65u0

  803. 803
    passing Through Says:

    # 795 to whomever it may concern @ 11/24/2008 at 5:37 pm

    To the idot fans who keep going over to awards daily and writing 3 page rebuttals to any Angelina Jolie criticism or hate JUST STOP IT. YOU’RE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD. You could be speaking the gospel but it gets lost in your long annoying rants. You come off like obsessed deranged fans who are no better than the haters. Idiots like you don’t make it hard for the rest of the sane fans.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    ROTFLMAO. Puh-leeze. One of the mods over there is unabashedly pro-Angie and even made fun of X in the body of his thread text about the NY Times article calling her “Jennifer Malificent” and made fun ot the NYT putting her on the cover of their magazine while attacking Angie on their business page. Those two people know the score in HW and if you really think the fans comments are doing more harm than the comments of people actually familiar FIRST-HAND with the situation and the players, then you’re crazy. The end.

    BTW – I think “Malificent” is actually a typo and it should be MalEficent. Take your pick of the following defitions. They’re ALL damning…

    - doing evil or harm; harmfully malicious: maleficent destroyers of reputations

    - Harmful or evil in intent or effect

    - Doing evil to others; harmful; mischievous.

  804. 804
    CLINIQUA Says:

    guli @ 11/24/2008 at 7:00 pm Awww— He says this movie aka MAMS…is special to him b/c it changed his life… in very specific ways… (((love it)))

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaCU9jQ65u0
    _________________

    OMG guli! You find the best stuff! Does Brad actually blush when he says that?? LOLOL He’s soooo cute. I bet Angie saw that and said (((busted!!))) You can tell they have great fun with each other and like to tease.

  805. 805
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Just for you guli, can we expect to see this in the coming days….

    Breaking News: Brad Pitt says ‘Mr & Mrs Smith CHANGED MY LIFE!!!’

    Bahahahaha.

    I could be doubly evil, and go back and get the quote from the ‘Behind the Scenes,’ DVD where Doug or the producer says Brad told them all at the screening, ‘There’s a lot of love in that movie.’

    (((Swoon))) (((Thud)))

    :-D

  806. 806
    groundcontrol Says:

    Well this is hilarious. Unbelievable.

    I am not sure if it was part of Aniston’s demands for a NY Times magazine cover that her name be once again linked with Brad’s or whether it was another section of the NY Times shoving it in Aniston’s face and reminding her where her real fame still comes from.

    But Brad and Jen are a Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle answer. I just finished it and I refused to complete the J _ N answer.

    78-Down. Brad and 86-down, e.g.

    86-Down. See 78-Down [LOL! LOL! LOL!]

    The answers are: 78-Down = J _ N [ won't fill it in, sorry]

    86-Down = EXES

    To me from now on J_n will just be “Ms. See 86-Down.” No name just a referral back to her status as an EX.

    Here is a link to a blog I found that posts the finished puzzles so you can see it in all its glory or embarassment. I am sorry I found this site now. It will be too tempting to go there when I am stuck on my puzzles.

    http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/2008/11/sunday-nov-23-2008-david-j-kahn.html

  807. 807
    DECENCY Says:

    Whiniston @ 11/24/2008 at 5:02 pm

    CLINT EASTWOOD: if there’s any cynicism about somebody who’s altruistic, somebody who’s trying to do some good in the world then that’s their problem. It’s not her problem. She’s doing it for her own well being and the well being of her family and her appreciation of life. And so every day you ask yourself there but for the grace goes I, and it puts you in that position.

    ///
    Thank you for posting. GREAT INTERVIEW.

  808. 808
    guli Says:

    CLINIQUA @ 11/24/2008 at 7:27 pm

    I could be doubly evil, and go back and get the quote from the ‘Behind the Scenes,’ DVD where Doug or the producer says Brad told them all at the screening, ‘There’s a lot of love in that movie.’

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    OMG Clini–I watched that so many times..Doug said that Brad repeated that at least twice re ‘There’s a lot of love in that movie.’
    Ohh we are sooo mean to the trolls…but I love it and they deserve it :lol: :lol:
    Yep…I think Bradley blushes ROTF….

  809. 809
    guli Says:

    Can someone who speaks French help out??

    This was posted at jjb…but we can’t figure it out?

    http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/James-Gray-emmene-Brad-Pitt-en-Amazonie/(gid)/1473124

    James Gray emmène Brad Pitt en Amazonie
    Dans l’interview qu’il vient de donner à nos confères des Cahiers du cinéma, le réalisateur James Gray (Two Lovers actuellement à l’écran) évoque son prochain film, qui devrait donner l’occasion au réalisateur de quitter Brighton Beach, le quartier russe de New York qu’il affectionne particulièrement. Il s’agira en effet d’un biopic de Percy Fawcett, explorateur anglais parti au début du XXe siècle à la découverte d’une mythique cité d’or amazonienne avant de revenir combattre pendant la guerre de 14-18, puis de repartir en Amazonie avec son fils, où tous deux sont finalement devenus fous. Brad Pitt a apporté ce sujet à Gray, qui espère le tourner en fin d’année prochaine, pour la Paramount.

  810. 810
    groundcontrol Says:

    This is hilarious. Unbelievable.

    I just finished the puzzle a few minutes ago and I didn’t know whether it was meant to be an insult – and to whom – or a laugh at someone’s expense.

    I’m not sure if this was one of Aniston’s demands for the cover that her name be linked forever to Brad’s or it is just another section of the NY Times shoving in Aniston’s face the number one reason why she is famous or why anyone even knows who she is anymore.

    But whatever the reason, Brad and J_n are two of the answers in this past Sunday NY Times crossword puzzle. Yes, the very same magazine that J_n is on the cover of.

    78-Down. Brad and 86-Down, e.g.

    86-Down. See 78-Down. LOL! LOL! LOL!

    The answers to the above are:

    86-Down = J_N [ Sorry, you'll have to figure it out yourself. ]

    78-Down = EXES [ Again, LOL! LOL! LOL! ]

    From now on to me Aniston will always be known as ” Ms. See 78-Down”

    [My original post is lost so I'm reposting without the link - links seem to hang up my posts. Just google the exact wording of the clue and you can see the finished puzzle]

  811. 811
    CLINIQUA Says:

    I put this thru the google translator guli, and this is what I got…

    James Gray takes Brad Pitt in the Amazon
    In the interview he just give our confers Cahiers du cinema, director James Gray (Two Lovers currently on the screen) mentions his next film, which should provide an opportunity for the director to leave Brighton Beach, Russian neighborhood in New York that he particularly likes. It is a biopic of Percy Fawcett, English explorer party in the early twentieth century to the discovery of a mythical city of gold Amazon before returning combat during the War of 14-18, then left Amazon with his son, where both are finally gone mad. Brad Pitt has brought this matter to Gray, who hopes to run at the end of next year for Paramount.

  812. 812
    groundcontrol Says:

    to whomever it may concern @ 11/24/2008 at 5:37 pm

    #############

    I’m afraid I agree. Posts that go overboard or have too much detail about them are given no credibility. So they don’t help.

    Just temper your posts. Say this to yourselves. Less is more. Now say it again.

  813. 813
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Does someone know what the little insert photo of angelina and brad on the copy of the Nice Matin celebrating the twins says?? The photo of Angie and Brad is sooo adorable.

    http://weheartangelina.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/brangelina-french-news2.jpg

  814. 814
    passing Through Says:

    # 809 guli @ 11/24/2008 at 7:46 pm

    Can someone who speaks French help out??

    This was posted at jjb…but we can’t figure it out?

    http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/James-Gray-emmene-Brad-Pitt-en-Amazonie/(gid)/1473124

    James Gray emmène Brad Pitt en Amazonie
    Dans l’interview qu’il vient de donner à nos confères des Cahiers du cinéma, le réalisateur James Gray (Two Lovers actuellement à l’écran) évoque son prochain film, qui devrait donner l’occasion au réalisateur de quitter Brighton Beach, le quartier russe de New York qu’il affectionne particulièrement. Il s’agira en effet d’un biopic de Percy Fawcett, explorateur anglais parti au début du XXe siècle à la découverte d’une mythique cité d’or amazonienne avant de revenir combattre pendant la guerre de 14-18, puis de repartir en Amazonie avec son fils, où tous deux sont finalement devenus fous. Brad Pitt a apporté ce sujet à Gray, qui espère le tourner en fin d’année prochaine, pour la Paramount.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Guli -

    it’s old news. I deciphered enough to know that it’s about a project Brad picked up for Plan B. There was a Variety story about it a few weeks ago as well. Plan B bought the rights to a story about an explorer who’s searching a mythical city in the Amazon that’s made of gold. It was based on a true story.

  815. 815
    anustin Says:

    bahha paltry.

  816. 816
    guli Says:

    Thanks Clini and PT—appreciate it !

  817. 817
    missy Says:

    gena @ 11/24/2008 at 9:02 am

    +++++++++++++++ Pax birthday is on the 29th Nov.

  818. 818
    passing Through Says:

    # 809 guli @ 11/24/2008 at 7:46 pm

    Can someone who speaks French help out??

    This was posted at jjb…but we can’t figure it out?

    http://www.premiere.fr/Cinema/News-Cinema/James-Gray-emmene-Brad-Pitt-en-Amazonie/(gid)/1473124

    ++++++++++++++++

    Guli -

    I don’t speak French, like I said, I deciphered enough to know they were talkin about a project Brad signed to Plan B earlier this year. It’s called the “Lost City of Z”. My guess is the story is saying that James Gray has signed on as the director. I don’t exactly consider this a coup because this guy’s last flick was the dud “Two Lovers” with Putrid and the now retired Joaquin Phoenix.

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117983214.html?categoryid=1236&cs=1&query=brad+pitt+amazon

  819. 819
    anamaria Says:

    wow, that means Brad is coming to Brazil, for the first time for that new project.

  820. 820
    anonymous Says:

    LOL! I knew some of you, who post here, don’t have a very good education. As, most of you didn’t understand what the story was all about. Angelina, Brad and their Beautiful Family, they are awesome. They do good in this crazy world we live in. Why? do most of you, don’t like people who strive to do good? You won’t grow up, if you continue to live in your past. The best you can do is learn from your mistakes, and make a positive statement with your actions. Which is exactly what Brad and Angelina have done, and then some. What have some of you done lately? I bet you are proud that you donate your dollar at the check out counter? Brad and Angelina have done more than that and then some. Why don’t you give them the benefit of the doubt that they strive to do good with their lives and actions. Do you expect them to do EVERYTHING? And if they don’t, they deserve to be put down and trashed all the time? Some of you are sad and pathetic, to trash this Beautiful Family.

  821. 821
    guli Says:

    # 818 passing Through @ 11/24/2008 at 8:10 pm
    Thanks again PT..I can figure out German pretty well but not French..OK! I guess next pix will be from IB set…I guess??

  822. 822
    anonymous Says:

    ROFLMAO, some of the things you whine about! I bet Gwyneth has a large house with a garage. That the temp could be kept at a decent temperature, duh! And it doesn’t sound that hard to me. You sound like a Drama Queen, making a mountain out of mole hill, LOL!

  823. 823
    guli Says:

    I don’t know why I can’t seem to remember this interview with Clint and Angie..maybe it’s when I had my accident or when I was on vacation…….Anyhoo..if you have already seen it sorry..but I enjoyed watching it.. soo I’ll share it again:)

    http://www.dalealplay.com…econtenido.php?con=129992

  824. 824
    bdj Says:

    http://blog.nola.com/reneepeck/2008/11/katrina_survivor_moves_into_th.html

    Great story and update on MIR Project. Entire article at link.

    Katrina survivor moves into the first Brad Pitt Make It Right home in the Lower 9th Ward

    If Gloria Guy is captain of her family ship, then its helm lies in her new kitchen.

    That’s where you’ll find her on Thursday, orchestrating a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings for a group that includes five children, 22 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. It also is her birthday. She isn’t sure how many kinfolk will be crowding around her new kitchen counter. But the veteran cook — she used to bake for the Catholic schools — is ready.

    “They come out of the woodwork, ” she said, laughing. “If I cook a case of ribs, they disappear. I’ve already cooked two turkeys and started the stuffed peppers.”

    Guy moved into her new Lower 9th Ward home with six of her grandchildren in October, the first partner with the Make It Right organization to do so. The program, started by actor Brad Pitt, plans to build 150 houses for neighborhood residents who lost their homes to flooding after Hurricane Katrina.

    Make It Right offers a choice of 13 house plans, and Guy, for several reasons, chose Concordia Architecture’s 1,600-square foot, four-bedroom, three-bath raised contemporary.

  825. 825
    bdj Says:

    http://www.whudat.com/newsblurbs/more/taraji-p-henson-curious-case-of-benjamin-button-oscar-nominee-1681124083/

    Cute Video at site.

    Taraji P. Henson + The Curious Case of Benjamin Button = Oscar Nominee?

    “The Oscar for best supporting actress goes to.. Taraji P. Henson!” Those could be the words spoken at the 2009 Academy Awards next February if the whispers about Taraji P. Henson’s performance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is everything it’s said to be. The movie set for release on Christmas Day stars Brad Pitt who is born as an 80-year-old man and ages backward.. he becomes a child. If that’s not curious enough, how about the idea that Taraji P. Henson plays his mother.

    Ok. That’s explainable. She’s his surrogate mother, and her performance is the talk of the flick.

    The casting director, Laray Mayfield was impressed with Taraji in Hustle & Flow and invited her to audition for the role of Queenie in Benjamin Button. Like the film, it got a little weird. Taraji → “Laray was in tears. I’m thinking, ‘Wait, did she take her medicine?’ She said it was because she had found her Queenie, and we bonded. I do a lot of auditions, and they don’t necessarily go anywhere.. I wondered, ‘Did I get the job?’ They say work begets work, and it honestly does.” – Variety

    “It’s an epic, that’s all I can say. It’s an epic. It’s like a modern-day Gone with the Wind. They don’t make films like this anymore. It’s beautiful to watch. The cinematography is going to blow you away. The message, the story… I mean, in the screenings grown men had to collect themselves before they could get up and leave. It’s one of those movies that will touch you in ways you’ve never been touched in a long time in film.”

  826. 826
    dina #1 Says:

    Whiniston and guli thank you both for posting the entire interview with Angie and Clint. Angie is so intelligent and handles herself so well regardless of the circumstances or the interviewer.

    You can tell Clint admires her so much. There was one little part in the interview that irritated me a little. But Angie handled it with her usual aplomb. She should never be underestimated.

    guli, that behind the scenes video of Changeling was very interesting. Have you seen it yet? If not please do so we can discuss it. There is just so much good news for Brad and Angie. And x is not in the equation in anyway. I know some don’t believe it. And others don’t want to accept it. But the triangle is dead. Forever. Peace

  827. 827
    Alexanderina Says:

    What an awesome interview with Angie and Clint, love it. Thanks Whiniston for posting it. I think the interviewer, Andrew Denton did a great job

  828. 828
    Alexanderina Says:

    Guli, thanks for posting the interview as well :)

  829. 829
    JR = nobody's sweetheart Says:

    OOOOOOO not James Gray. I am surprised Brad wants to work with him.

  830. 830
    bdj Says:

    http://www.empireonline.com/reviews/reviewcomplete.asp?FID=135626
    Entire Review at link

    Changeling
    ***** 5 stars Classic

    What will the history books make of Clint Eastwood when he passes? He’s 78 now, and shows no sign of stopping, but is in the final stretch of an extraordinary career, one that, like that of any great artist, has been through periods and changes. He’s moved effortlessly from star to auteur, bouncing from genre to genre, moving fluidly from behind the lens to back in front of it, but always returning to profound themes of justice, empathy, wrath and revenge.

    Eastwood is an American through and through, so one might say that his current, mature work bears comparison to that of another American master, the painter Edward Hopper. Like Hopper, Eastwood shows an economy of style, one that borders on pop but stays firmly classic. Think of the final scene of Million Dollar Baby, with Clint in a roadhouse diner. We see him from behind, through the window, eating key lime pie. Like Hopper’s 1942 Nighthawks
    — a couple, a bartender, and a mysterious stranger hunched over with his back to us — this simple scene captures everything and nothing in the neon glare of a melancholy moment.

    A less famous painting is Hopper’s 1927 Automat, showing a flapper girl in a fur-trimmed coat staring forlornly at a cup of coffee in a deserted late-night café. It would be pretty amazing if this picture hadn’t come up as a reference point during pre-production on Eastwood’s latest, since it was painted a year before this film, which is based on a true story, is set. It perfectly captures the mood and intent of Changeling, a film that invites you to wonder, to imagine, think and identify. At the centre is a brilliant performance by Angelina Jolie, a turn that works because she wants you to invest in it and go through her traumas with her, not simply be shown them. Eastwood sets this intimate performance against a big, bold backdrop that might be his most ambitious yet, tackling his usual themes but throwing in wonderful meditations on the heyday ofHollywood, its peddling of dreams and the ugly, ruthless realities that lay, literally, on its fringes.

    Eastwood handles all this like the pro he is, and though there have been complaints about the film’s melodrama and questions raised about its realism (would a single mother live in such a big house?), that’s nit-picking. This is another fabulous drama from a man whose films, in contrast to his peers’, just can’t stop getting better and better.

    Verdict
    A compelling, adult period thriller, with an Oscar-assured performance from Angelina Jolie.

  831. 831
    passing Through Says:

    # 825 bdj @ 11/24/2008 at 8:52 pm

    http://blog.nola.com/reneepeck/2008/11/katrina_survivor_moves_into_th.html

    Great story and update on MIR Project. Entire article at link.

    +++++++++++++++++

    Thanks, BDJ. That was an excellent story. It’s nice to see the progress that MIR is making with it’s project. Meanwhile the twits from FEMA is still scratching their ass and wondering what NOT to do next.

  832. 832
    gena Says:

    What an awesome interview with Angie and Clint, love it. Thanks Whiniston for posting it. I think the interviewer, Andrew Denton did a great job
    ________________________________________________________
    I agree, I really enjoyed that interview. I always enjoy listening to Angie talk. She is so intelligent. I love how she talked about what they are trying to teach their children and how they comfort each other. Also about not wanting them to be spoiled. Love how Clint talked about the importance of being friends in a relationship. Also what Angie said about her and Brad and how they want the same things from life and the same ideas for family. This is what was missing in their relationships before.
    So beautiful. The interviewer did a great job. He gave an interview the way it should be given. It was really good.

  833. 833
    gena Says:

    BRAD Pitt and Angelina Jolie are just as annoyingly amazing in real life as they al ways say they are. Pitt caught some flak after going on “Oprah” and claiming to be very hands on with his children. But a source at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas, who saw the Brangelina clan on vacation recently, told Page Six, “They were so adorable with their kids.” The hotel guest added, “Brad and An gelina spent a lot of time in their private villa but would take the four kids out of the room to play.” Our spy didn’t see them with their new twins, “but they spent lots of time with the older kids doing arts-and- crafts proj ects and playing on the play ground. It was a great picture.”

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/11242008/gossip/pagesix/a_doting_dad_140456.htm
    ______________________________________________________
    Wonder when they were in the Bahamas?

  834. 834
    cinnamon Says:

    I’m so glad that we don’t have tabloids here that usually run filthy stories about Angelina. But when I browse the internet, there are so many articles attacking her with no basis at all, just to sell their goods. Most of the writeups are really silly. I DON’T believe them.
    I’m happy that there are some sensible mags that tell the truth.

  835. 835
    CLINIQUA Says:

    OMG….

    Okay, call me late as the day is long, but I’m just now reading the Angelina quote I think from nyt (fell in love/mams)– I can’t believe this is the quote that started the whole uproar…is this what she really, actually said (below)?

    “They haven’t seen a lot of our films yet, because they are a little young, but I’m looking forward to them one day discovering Mr and Mrs Smith,” she smiled. “They’re going to have a great laugh – to see when their parents actually met, and watch them fall in love and try to kill each other! And Madd was there while we were filming, so he was a part of it. It’s pretty extraordinary.””

    She is CLEARLY talking about their characters in the film.

    I am just floored that so many people got this wrong. I can understand tabloids taking the bait – but actual legit news regurgitating it?? Even Oprah?

    What a shoddy press we have.

  836. 836
    dianad1968 Says:

    #835

    Cliniqua,

    You know what was funny, the quote was out for a few days and…nada. The uproar only started when Star made it an issue, then the blogs and the hens got on the bandwagon, and the rest, as they say, is history.You know how the hens have to wait for their “talking points” before they can start trolling the sites getting their hate on.

  837. 837
    CLINIQUA Says:

    HOTNESS, Brad & Angie speakin’ Italian in the Tango Scene…whoa…didn’t think it was possible for this scene to get any hotter…but Italian will do that. lolol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1GYJdRP_rw

  838. 838
    from altercation Says:

    http://mediamatters.org/altercation/?f=h_column

    Mon, Nov 24, 2008
    Those Washington bullets again

    Bravo for “Brangelina”: This story is really interesting. We read, “When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt negotiated with People and other celebrity magazines this summer for photos of their newborn twins and an interview, the stars were seeking more than the estimated $14 million they received from the deal. They also wanted a hefty slice of journalistic input — a promise that the winning magazine’s coverage would be positive, not merely in that instance but into the future.”

    But is it true? Time Inc. says, “These claims are categorically false. … Like any news organization, People does purchase photos, but the magazine does not determine editorial content based on the demands of outside parties.” The Times added: “The New York Times recently ran a feature article about Ms. Jolie; there were no restrictions on access.”

    Way back when, however, according to the article, “People magazine bid successfully for photos and an exclusive interview after she gave birth to her first child in 2006. Those pictures sold for an estimated $4.1 million, a sum that she and Mr. Pitt said they donated to charity.”

    But I had some questions, and so I sent this to the Times reporter who wrote the article:

    Dear Brooks Barnes:

    I planned to write a little something about your Angelina story on Monday and I was hoping to clarify a couple of points.

    1) Is there any evidence on either side about the deal with Time? We are left with two competing claims.

    2) In the past, “Brangelina” have asked for the $ not for themselves, but for charity. I assumed this was the case this time as well. But I saw no mention of that in the article. Do we know whether this is the case?

    Thanks for your time,

    ERA

    I asked these questions because I have to say, I’m a big fan of these people. I love the way they lay bare the manipulation of the celebrity media and do so in the services of unarguably good causes. I love the way they separate these rich corporations from their money and turn it over to Cambodia orphans. In the past, I’ve seen articles where the Times accuses certain celebrities of demanding money without pointing out that they were doing so for charitable purposes. (This happened, I recall, to Dave Eggers.) It’s an important component of the story here and I hope it wasn’t left ambiguous because nobody thought it important. I’ll let you know what, if anything, I hear in response.

  839. 839
    missy Says:

    OT

    Hey Jared, you met the SEXIEST MAN ALIVE., congrats, man!

    How about meeting the SEXIEST DAD ON PLANET EARTH, BRAD PITT?

    Can we count on you doing that????

  840. 840
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Awww…cute premiere of MAMS video, posted not too long ago on utube, have never seen this version – you really get a feel at just how huge this premiere was in terms of people that crowded the street — and listen to what Doug Liman says about B&A….muahahaha…hope x was tuning in for that.

  841. 841
    CLINIQUA Says:

    Awww…cute premiere of MAMS video, posted not too long ago on utube, have never seen this version – you really get a feel at just how huge this premiere was in terms of people that crowded the street — and listen to what Doug Liman says about B&A….muahahaha…hope x was tuning in for that.
    _________

    whoops forgot the link….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnoZI3GIjO8

    Oh, and thanks for that letter to Brooks Barnes the hack from mediamatters, it will be interesting to see what happens. I have a feeling, he’ll either tell a bald faced lie, he looks the type — or he’ll back off completely, and claim he was only printing what he heard – which will make him and the times look even WORSE.

    Afterall, if he had the proof, why wouldn’t he have put that in the article as indisputable….and hit whatever he’s trying to say out of the park. He’s a hack that’s why – spreading innuendo at the behest of *others* — he’s in someone’s pocket. I hope the Clay Aiken lookalike goes down.

  842. 842
    Len LT Says:

    Wow, great posts. Thanks all. I wonder when I can see more pictures of her family again. I miss Shiloh and her siblings. I hate it when I’m bombarded with a post of Suri every single day. The kid is cute, but gosh, everyday, really….???

  843. 843
    missy Says:

    Len LT @ 11/25/2008 at 1:59 am

    +++++++++++++
    That is why Suri topped the Forbes kiddy list. Her parents are pimping her everyday (and she doesn’t have a film to promote, lol). Notice in one picture she’s finally wearing a jacket? Congrats Katie for being a good mom. AND THE HATERS ACCUSE THE JOLIE OF USING HER KIDS AND MOM TO PROMOTE HER VIDEO!!! Those pea brains . . .

  844. 844
    missy Says:

    ooppps, sorry, i mean her film (not video)
    I’m thinking of X ( her films went straight to video)

  845. 845
    solid Says:

    Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date, the audience for this Paramount/Warner Bros. co-production is large. Strong boxoffice should ensue.

    By Kirk Honeycutt Hollywood reporter

    Pitt’s is a performance so good it could go unnoticed: subtle and seamless and gloriously free from any actorly pretention, any obsequiousness. It could easily be underappreciated amid the sure-to-come hyperbole (here, for starters) about the picture’s digitally-aided aging. And ok, the effects are extraordinary – you see Pitt as a pensioner and then as a young buck, as vital and offensively good looking as he was in Thelma & Louise.

    by Nev Pierce Empire

    This is the third successful teaming of Fincher and Pitt, who starred in the helmer’s best features, “Seven” (1995) and “The Fight Club” (1999). Essaying his most demanding and complex role to date, one that should garner him his first Best Actor Oscar nomination, Brad Pitt begins as a character who may be na�ve and limited in consciousness, but is generous in feeling and heart, hence facilitating the audience’s identification with him. As the glue that holds the episodic film together, Pitt never allows his persona’s eccentricities to become a comedic or satiric caricature, though a good dosage of humor is interspersed throughout the yarn.

    Emmanuel Levy

    “The actors are superb, especially Pitt and Cate Blanchett, who should earn Oscar noms.

    Anne Thompson Vareity

    “Pitt gives his best performance to date, capturing the weariness of old age as convincingly as the vigour of youth”.

    Mike Goodridge of Screen Daily

    “In all his physical manifestations, Benjamin is a reactor, not a perpetrator, and Pitt inhabits the role genially, gently and sympathetically”

    Todd McCarthy of Variety

  846. 846
    missy Says:

    Hey I’m alone here. No night shift for the trolls.

    4 more days befor e the big day. . .
    Happy 5th birthday Pax Thien Jolie-PItt!!!

  847. 847
    Jill Says:

    Oh wow… anybody see this yet?

    From Macleans Magazine (Canada):

    Poor needy pathetic desperate Jen
    How did Jennifer Aniston, once America’s Sweetheart, morph into America’s Spinster?

    You can read the entire article here:
    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/20/poor-needy-pathetic-desperate-jen/

  848. 848
    ryan Says:

    http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/11/20/poor-needy-pathetic-desperate-jen/
    …………
    Hi # 847, that article was in PEREZHILTON last Saturday

  849. 849
    lylian Says:

    OFF TOPIC: FOR momiji @ 11/24/2008 at 5:38 pm

    >>>>>>>>

    To be succint:

    http://www.pollingreport.com/BushJob.htm

    And that’s the poll results in america. If you think that Asians approve of George W Bush more than American’s do, that’s OK with me.

    Alan Greenspan, Scott Mcllelan, Paul O’Neill, they are all protecting their legacy and in a conspiracy to be mean to George.

    If you think that Bush had no choice but to keep his tax cuts and keep spending that’s your opinion.

    Let’s agree to have different opinions. I’m done with George W Bush.

  850. 850
    jesdanaz Says:

    This is for Guli,

    That guy that sold the Brad and Angelina pictures for 500,000 was Darryn Lyons.I too remember watching his show when he said that they followed Brad and just got lucky. The name of the show was Papparazzi or Mr Papparazzi (sp?).
    Hope this helps you find what you’re looking for.

  851. 851
    UK fans Says:

    Brad what you’re saying is very UNCOOL

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaCU9jQ65u0

    Thank Guli was looking for it all over.He was in London last year Nov.

  852. 852
    CLINIQUA Says:

    heehee ukfans, :-D Braddy blushes at 0.15 secs…Brad that was ‘inappropriate,’ and ‘uncool.’ lololol

    later all!

  853. 853
    bdj Says:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSTRE4AO0N420081125
    Reuters picked up HOllywood Reporter Review

    “Button” stitches intimate drama of love, loss
    By Kirk Honeycutt

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The fantasy element in F. Scott Fitgerald’s 1922 short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” in which a man ages backward, does not begin to suggest the urgent drama and romantic fatalism that director David Fincher and writers Eric Roth and Robin Swicord have so strikingly brought to the screen in the movie version.

    Fitzgerald’s story is little more than a plot gimmick. Yet the film transforms this gimmick into an epic tale that contemplates the wonders of life — of birth and death and, most of all, love.

    Superbly made and winningly acted by Brad Pitt in his most impressive outing to date, this Paramount/Warner Bros. co-production should connect with a large audience. Strong boxoffice should ensue after its Christmas Day release via Paramount.

    Pitt’s Benjamin is a touching and poignant figure, a person often lost within his own life but with a comic spirit that allows him to accept his backward fate. Blanchett illuminates the screen with beauty and intelligence, making Benjamin’s pursuit of Daisy a quest for life as much as one for love. As the adoptive mother, Henson embodies the essence of a good woman who derives her strength from God and her instincts from common sense.

    Fincher’s direction is sure-handed over the 166-minute running time, which never feels long or pretentious. The film takes Donald Graham Burt’s brilliant period design in stride, never overemphasizing it or lingering on an artifact. Claudio Miranda’s cinematography wonderfully marries a palette of subdued earthen colors with the necessary CGI and other visual effects that place one in a magical past.

    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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    bdj Says:

    http://media.www.royalpurplenews.com/media/storage/paper1225/news/2008/11/26/ArtsEntertainment/2009-Oscar.Preview-3560438.shtml

    “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

    Every once in a while comes a film that garners nominations across the board from acting and directing to visual style and effects. This year’s Oscar juggernaut may be “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which will be released Christmas Day. Adapted from a short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the film follows the unique and challenging life of Benjamin Button. Button, played by Brad Pitt, is born in his 80s and ages backwards. The fact that his life runs in the complete opposite direction of all those around him creates unimaginable challenges for Button. The use of computer-generated imaging to handle Button’s uncharacteristic appearances may bring Oscar recognition along with the acting, writing and art direction.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/35015164.html
    More Changeling ties.

    ‘Changeling’ Movie Has Ties to Marion Mystery
    By Josh Hinkle, Anchor/Reporter
    By Becky Ogann

    MARION – An 80-year-old mystery that started in Marion is finally coming to the surface, thanks to a hit movie. Clint Eastwood’s new film, “Changeling,” drags up the strange disappearance of a local boy and his ties to huge hoax in California.

    The movie deals with one of the biggest cases of the 1920s. Nine-year-old Walter Collins disappeared from his Los Angeles home, only to have police there replace him with another boy a few months later. The real Walter Collins never re-surfaced, most likely the victim of a children’s serial killer from that era. TV9 tracked down someone who knew his impostor, a boy who traveled 18-hundred miles from Marion to assume a new identity.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=23755

    25 November 2008
    Fincher Directing Keanu?
    In a film called Chef

    Sometimes there’s a rumour so tasty that we have to comment on it even before everything is confirmed. Production Weekly is reporting that David Fincher is attached to direct Keanu Reeves in a project called Chef – but that’s all we know for now.

    So what do we think it’s all about? A live-action remake of Ratatouille? A Sweeney Todd-inspired psycho-type tale? An epic globe-trotting tale of the search for the perfect steak?

    The project’s set up at Sony, and if it does indeed exist could go into production fairly soon – Reeves has finished shooting The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and will soon finish promotional work on The Day The Earth Stood Still, while Fincher has locked The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and is only attached to one other film, Heavy Metal, a portmanteau piece that has yet to find a studio.

    We’ll bring you more on this as we get it.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117996415.html?categoryId=13&cs=1

    Hmmm Australia a big budget film not expected to open big big. I bet trolls will not be spamming BP and AJ threads about this movie, if it does not open big.

    Despite the economic crisis, the box office has been up substantially the past two weeks. Hollywood hopes that trend continues through the holidays. None of the Thanksgiving bows are expected to score mega-openings, as “Twilight” and “Quantum” did, but rather do solid business.

    “Australia,” directed by Baz Luhrmann, is appealing primarily to older women, according to tracking. Sweeping epic could put Fox back in the awards game.

    Both “Australia” and Paramount’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” which opens Christmas Day, are big studio pics with Oscar aspirations. In recent years, it’s generally specialty pics that hog the kudos limelight.”Australia” isn’t expected to score a big opening. For the five days, box office observers expect “Australia” to gross in the mid to high teens.

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    bdj Says:

    ameinfo.com/176753.html

    Damiani opens a new flagship boutique at Dubai Mall

    Prestigiously located opposite the Bloomingdales site on the ground floor of the recently opened mall, located in Downtown Burj Dubai, the split level flagship boutique spans a surface area of approximately 200sqm. It includes a spacious private VIP room on the upper level.

    The boutique, opened together with exclusive local franchise partner Al Tayer Insignia, will carry a wide selection of the brand’s most iconic fine jewellery lines for both men and women, from the most recent Chignon and Orbital collections to the D.Side must have collection, co-designed by Damiani and Brad Pitt. Several important bespoke pieces and High Jewellery sets will also be presented.

    Guido Damiani, President and CEO of the Group, stated:

    ‘The Dubai Mall is one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations. It expects more than 30 million visitors within the first year of trade and we could not miss the occasion of being there with a high representative boutique, one of our largest ones, which perfectly displays the expression of the Damiani exclusive world.’

    The new flagship follows the concept developed by Antonio Citterio, an internationally famous Italian architect who has already designed numerous Damiani boutiques throughout the world, emphasising further the Italian quality of the brand. The style is sophisticated in both its formal language and in its structural details, creating a deluxe ambience and setting. The minimal, elegant shape of the furnishings is confirmed by the choice of the quality materials used, predominantly pallisander wood, amber glass and bronzed brass.

    ‘The opening of this third boutique in the Middle East, following BurJuman, Dubai in September 2007 followed by Kuwait City, represents our strong desire to continue growing abroad and in the Middle East,’ stressed Guido Damiani. ‘We are planning other openings in this area to cover a market that is of undoubted interest to our sector.’

    Damiani is available in the UAE at the Damiani boutiques located at The Dubai Mall and BurJuman, as well as at Azal stores and Harvey Nichols.

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    bdj Says:

    http://www.makeitrightnola.org

    Good Morning all and Happy Tuesday. Have a great day and make it a MIR day. The MIR project is a great tax deduction and eco friendly items make for great Christmas gifts. Who knows, you might even be on Queen Oprah with your pink MIR bag. Have a great day and Peace to all.

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    QQ Says:

    Alot of People over CDAN are guessing Brangelina for it.

    Today’s Blind Items

    This is a big one. Really big. I actually never thought it would happen. Well, actually I thought it would happen, but I thought it would be the husband who would be doing the cheating. Hell, he probably would if he wasn’t so damn scared of his wife. Apparently though his B+ list actress wife with A list name recognition does not have the same fear of her husband. While shooting her new film, our actress has got extremely hot and heavy with one of the producers on the film. The producer is going through a divorce, and now one has to wonder if our actress would be willing to do the same. Wow. This would be a tabloid feeding frenzy of