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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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  • chitownsfinest

    #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.

  • Um…

    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.

  • yoki

    # 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.

  • candy

    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!

  • anonymous

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

  • jade

    I don’t care if it is true or not

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

  • huh

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

  • yoki

    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.

  • anonymous

    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…

  • german fans

    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’.

  • candy

    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

  • lolo

    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

  • yuck

    I Love her!

  • Elisha

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

  • whateverangie

    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!!

  • Marieme

    Thank you!

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

  • JM

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

  • uol

    OH, WAIT.

  • juju

    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 fuck 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.

  • bdj

    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.

  • german fans

    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!

  • Andrómeda

    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…

  • whateverangie

    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….

  • yoki

    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.

  • estelle

    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.

  • german fans


  • JM

    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

  • African Girl


    Rotflmao! I looooooooooooooooves it!!!!!

  • Nanea

    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!

  • JM

    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

  • estelle

    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?

  • anonymous

    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.

  • African Girl

    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!!!

  • African Girl

    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???!!

  • anonymous

    Trevor is her publicist..Look it up !

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


  • juju

    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:

  • bdj

    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.

  • natascha

    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!

  • juju

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

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

  • JM

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

  • watching sportscenter

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

  • Natascha

    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!!

  • estelle

    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!

  • bdj

    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.

  • juju

    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…



    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

  • JM

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

  • bdj

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

  • kim

    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.

  • juju

    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.