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Angelina Jolie Pens Foreword for Billy Bob Thornton Memoir

Angelina Jolie Pens Foreword for Billy Bob Thornton Memoir

Angelina Jolie has written a foreword for “The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts,” an upcoming memoir by her ex-husband, Billy Bob Thornton.

The couple split in 2003, but Billy Bob, 56, says the two remain friends and that he’s thrilled about her directorial debut in In the Land of Blood and Honey.

As for what the book’s about, here’s a preview: “There is”and could only ever be”one Billy Bob Thornton: actor, musician, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and accidental Hollywood badass. In ‘The Billy Bob Tapes,’ he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komodo dragons?), his life, his loves (including his heartbreakingly brief marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career.”

“The Billy Bob Tapes” will be available on May 15.

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  • Rose

    @gracie: #96, couldn’t have said it better.
    Was lurking at blind gossip, their is a blind item I swear it’s SS. Here is the item. BFF one is in film the other in tv are feuding because one overheard the other telling a group of people that her BFF divorce was because of selfishness. The friend wants everyone to feel sorry for her, but the friend couldn’t blame the x husband because no one in their mind could live with her.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    I am glad Brad adopted Maddox instead of BBT. Also, I am sure Brad is not jealous. Angie wouldn’t do anything that would make Brad unhappy and vice versa. The haters are trying to stir things up.

  • http://n/a angierocks

    Just goes to show how Angie is comfortable and secured she is about the stage in her life.More Power to Angie!

  • just sayin

    Jolie and Pitt are forever trying to gain respect and shake their bad image off.losers.
    its not such a bad thing they hurt jennifer and hooked up,brad and jen’s relationship was coming to a end anyway,its the way they were heartless,smug and quick about it.
    jolie is a bisexual former s lut.she cant make friends because other women dont like her.and shes always way too serious like she has no sense of humor.
    no matter how many children’s lives they save they will always seem like bastards in many people’s eyes.
    it doesnt help that jolie looks like a cold witch!!
    JP fans,this woman will never achieve ”classy”. keep dreaming.
    her movies are action filled but always lacks heart/emotion/meaning/love.
    also I think its about time she checked into a eating disorder clinic.
    brad looks goofy,ugly and sad. they both always seem vain like they think they’re something much more than what they actually are.

  • lurker

    why so angry ?please check into a hospital ASAP,angie and brad are well respected and loved deal with it hag

  • nasty

    i bet she still pines for him…..she really likes men a lot older than her

  • just saying my point

    Aniston bf has a body and height like Sammy
    Davis Jr. He also has hair like Sammy. Justin is trying hard to get the same skin color as Sammy and they have the same facial features.
    Funny no one ever called Sammy handsome. Oh that is right Sammy never dated victim number 1
    Sammy was 5ft4

  • Danial

    Going on 8 yrs of a happy loving relationship with Brad and Angie . I really like both of them and am very happy for them that they met when they did.

    BBT is a good actor . Not every movie but i love a few he has done. We bought Slingblade . He wrote that book and worrked on that film for 6 yrs.
    No wonder he won all the awards that yr. Excellent movie.

    Angie has never held a grudge over her young failed marriages. She speaks with resspect of her first and sec. young marriages and does not blame the men. She just says her and BBT changed over night but she will never hate hhim. She moved on and grew up/

    BBT did grow up wwhen he was ready and now is settled with a wife and children. I have always heard that him and Brad get along famouly , they really like one another, respect each other.

    That’s the best way to go if you can do it and Angie is a kind natured woman who does not sit on tv talk shows like Chelsea Handler saying how she is a dirrty fighter who holds a grudge for a very longgggg time. No good to live in the past. Move on and have a great future like Angie and Brad have done.

    As for gossip about Brad being angry or whateves the only place you will read that crap is in the tabloids= garbage.

    Congrats to Angie and Brad for giving us a wonderful yr.!!

    Congrats to BBT on his new book.

  • Liz

    Angie and Brad have a very secure relationship. Neither one is jealous of each others past loves. So proud of them both , such a lovely caring couple. They have accomplished so much together.

    Cant wait to see Hollywoods King and Queen this coming Sun. at the Oscars. So hoping Brad wins and Oscar for Money. Fantastic movie !

    Good Luck Brad! Love A and B 4 ever..

  • Moo Cow


    BS!! Billy works constantly and he is also a touring musician. He filmed 4 features in the last two years. Pretty standard for a 30 year old so at 56 he is doing fine!

  • http://n/a angierocks

    Billy Bob aint a stalker like ticky.

  • kim


    You worried about that?

  • mila


    A a very secure relationship?????? Ahahahahahah
    Of course there’s only one in comand. She decides, he obeys, he wants to get marry she thinks she is better than him (but she is not).
    But even Brad will get tired one day…..

  • Angelina is a traitor

    I hope Brad doesn’t win sunday, i don’t want to see Brad kissing Judas! Ewwwww

  • Dlisted

    But did St. Angie write the foreword for Billy Bob’s new book in her own blood?

  • teri

    So proud of all Brad and Angelina’s accomplishments, great to be a fan.

  • Right


    I’m also proud. Angelina is such a sweet person. Bringing back to life her story with a pervert. So much to be proud of.
    I wonder what did she wrote. Love letter?

  • Rose

    Good morning Jolie Pitt’s fans. Two days to the grand entrance, I know the dress is going to be fabulous , I’m thinking long flowing grey gown, with open back to display those fabulous tattoos, can’t wait.

    Hoping we will get a sighting of the family today. Will ignore all the white noise starting today, tomorrow and Sunday. The excitement is too great. Happy times are here again !!

  • BBT is clever

    and Angelina was used for publicity.

  • Hhhhhh

    Incest with the brother, sex with women, lie, adultery with another’s husbands, irrepressible vanity, arrogance, meanness, thirst of a profit
    In hell Jolie the greatest frying pan, near to Hitler waits
    Its fans will be fried on the next frying pans

  • 123908

    It marks at a policy, that is why it so praise highly. It is all for money. Nobody begins to praise such vile person as Jolie it is free. Unless – people sick mentally.

  • Passing Through

    Soooooooooo…TMZ says Bloatler’s in rehab. I thought his fans claimed he’s been sober since 2004 and dismissed the 10 million stories about him drinking as being evil lies manufactured by Bloatler-haters? It happens time and time again – the tabs and gossips spend so much time trying to get all up in Brad and Angie’s bidness and miss shite that’s right under their noses. This is a guy who’d been a jerk drunk or sober but I sure hope Bloatler gets well soon…and maybe he can give his old Butlerfinger buddy a call and let her know he’s reserved the room next to him for her and Handjob…

  • Passing Through

    Oops…my bad…seems that Bloatler is being treated for prescription paid med and coke issues. I’m sure he’s totally a teetotaler and doesn’t exacerbate his problems by drinking while taking Oxycontin and snorting coke. No sir…addicts NEVER do that…

  • annie

    Angelina is a great, inspirational and stunning woman, a lady of great and strong impression.

  • Rose

    PT, Did you read that Blind Gossip yesterday? It seems someone is letting the cat out of the bag, lol.

  • Passing Through

    # 127 Rose @ 02/24/2012 at 10:44 am
    Rose -
    What BI are you talking about? I generally don’t see them unless I go to Dlisted and MK’s making fun of someone.

  • dawne


    Like Brad said when Diane Sawyer asked him if Angelina broke up his marriage…..’ NO’ …..and followed up with ‘I KNOW MY TRUTH’…..Seems a few others did as well.

  • Brad, an advise to you

    Brad if you want Angelina to marry you, you just have to say you f*cked Angelina on the limo on the way to the oscars and that she f*cks like a couch. It worked with BBT.
    That’s Angelina my friend. Don’t say you respect her, such a whipped thing to say….. just treat her like the sc*m she is and you’ll have her at your feet.
    Years later she will write for your memoir book too, lol

  • Rose

    @Passing Through: PT, see my comment #103, yesterday. It should still be up on Blind Gossip, you have to scroll down now to find it. Two friends whispering, that’s the one.

  • Rose

    @dawne: #129,Yes, cc knew the truth, but the hens did not want to hear it. Anything to keep the lies going.

  • Rose

    Omg, Gerard Butler is in rehab. I thought he was on a diet,not. I looked on him and knew he was on drugs. They cover for who they want while lying about Brad and Angie everyday. However, sooner or later, the truth will come out.

  • Moneyball!

    From other thread-
    Very Cool M Lewis Interview @ 02/24/2012 at 11:24 am
    Short, but interesting interview with Moneyball book writer Michael Lewis- he describes Billy Beane’s reaction as he was watching the movie for the 1st time:

  • Thank you Angelina

    In Touch: Angelina Jolie & Billy Bob Thornton are pretty much hittin’ it

    Angelina Jolie knows Brad Pitt can’t stand her ex-husband, Billy Bob Thornton, but that hasn’t stopped her from rubbing Brad’s face in her relationship with BBT every chance she gets. She’s even written the foreword to BBT’s memoir – even though she knew it would crush Brad.

    “Angelina doesn’t care what Brad says,” an insider shares. “she still loves Billy, and she always will.”

    And Angelina is doing more than just writing about the man she loved so deeply – she brazenly gets together with BBT when Brad’s not there, the insider shares. Angelina recently met up with BBT in Berlin, after Brad had left for London.

    “Billy came to visit her at her suite at the Kempinski Hotel,” the insider whispers, adding that BBT also spends lots of time there with Brad and Angelina’s six kids. Though Billy famously ditched Angelina immediately after she adopted Maddox, “Maddox calls him Uncle Billy.”

    Angelina’s selfish liasons with Billy Bob are all too humiliating for Brad – and hypocritical, considering that Angelina goes ballistic if he has nay contact with his ex-wife, Jennifer Aniston. But clearly, she plays by her own set of rules.

    “Angelina and Billy Bob flirt like it’s 10 years ago,” the friend shares. “Brad is furious about it, but to her, that doesn’t matter.”

  • Another Lurker

    @Brad, an advise to you:
    # 130

    With Anuston, she has to pay a ‘hotdog’ to be able to do it.

  • Rainy

    @Thank you Angelina:

    Wow. And you believe InTouch? They are one step above the tabloid rags. If you go back and look at all their stories on AJ/BP/JA–most of them are false. They’ve been sued several times for all of their tabloid lies.
    Personally I wouldn’t believe a thing they say.

  • Wonderbust

    @Thank you Angelina:
    um how could Angie meet up with BBT if he was at the BAFTAS as well…wow so slow..anyways i read that Wonderbust budget is between 30mil-40mil so keep these numbers in mind when the hags come here and try to say it was a very low budget movie costing 15mil or so..they tend to do that when tickys numbers bomb

  • To Wonderbust

    Yeah and if it makes only $10 million they will say it will make up the budget in the coming weeks, but what happened to the argument that Aniston opens with big numbers???? All that goes to the wayside when her crap flops and this big, steaming pile of doo will definitely flop.

  • new one

    Funny thing , my previous comment is in moderation , and i only said that something ‘not nice’ is happening in JA’s land when AJ is being attacked by trolls

  • plez

    “You b*stard they are actually making the movie” that from Billy Beane is funny.

  • lurker

    lol trolls are losing it because her dud is having negative reviews and will easily be beating by a 3 week holdover safe house and can be beaten by tyler perry,and a docu film i hope the vow passes it

  • plez

    Julia Roberts is doing a movie with Streep. What? Wasn’t the most wanted “American Sweetheart” Aniston offered the role. Oh it probably does not have a scene the character has to go partly naked.
    It’s interesting that Witherspoon, Heigl and even Barrymore get lead roles for major studios but Aniston (most wanted Amereican Sweetheart) only get gf roles to funny actors and sometime an indie leading role.
    You jenhags need a realty check

  • Media Wh@re MANiston


    At least Brad loves Angie enough to obey her. MANiston told Brad what to do Brad couldn’t said adiós fast enough. Angie told Brad she wants bio kids and Brad said sure honey. Whatever you want I’ll obey. Does it bother you Brad obeys Angie and not you or MANiston? Well too bad. You just have to suck it.

  • mila

    @Media Wh@re MANiston:

    Oh jolie desperate fans never fail to amuse me… lol

  • dianad1968

    Did anyone happen to catch Squiggy on Jimmy Kimmel last night? Is this the guy the trolls keep insisting is “sexier than Brad Piii…The Brad Pitt? LOL. The guy’s profile is hilarious. His head is HUGE on his shoulders, and makes him look like a bobble head doll, and he has a hook nose. Apparently that was his first talk show appearance EVER, so this a*s is bought and paid for. And you can see how much he is enjoying his new found notiriety. He and Ticky are a match made in heaven. They are no better than The Kardashians, or LeAnn Rimes…people who live the HW lifestyle at any cost. Ticky will sell her soul to be in the news. She and Squiggy are a joke. But mark my words, they WILL crash and burn.

  • Rose

    @dianad1968: #146, I missed him on JK last night. However, you have to remember every man she has been with they measured him up to BP. They would never say, eg, JM is hotter than VV. It’s always, JM is hotter than Brad Pitt. If she starts dating Charley Sheen they will say he is hotter than Brad Pitt. they know she will never have anyone hotter than BP. They can continue fooling themselves, only the hens are buying it.

  • Annie

    I like Billy Bob, always have. Yes, him and Angie moved on, but they are both mature adults (unlike some) and are able to still be good friends.

  • Shar


    Aside from his age and his over tanning, what is the difference between him and Justin Beiber? From dressing alike to both having irritating voices,I don’t see any difference between these 2. Except at 17, Justin Beiber is supposed to act immature. Justin T. acts and dresses like once he hit 17, he just stopped growing both physically and mentally.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston


    And you never fail to amuse us and act like an idiot at the same time. Thanks!!

  • bizzy bee

    Michael Simon from the chew chose MONEYBALL as his favorite movie and made a chilly dish in honor of the movie and said Brad is dreamy. Another dude not afraid to show his love for the Pitt!

    Angie will go UP in history as not only a beauty but a serious actress for our times, she’ll be talked and written about for centuries.

    What will Ticky be known for? Friends and that she was once married to Brad. Her only roles in the future will involve showing skin and playing the mom lol.

  • english fan

    Why shouldn’t she? They were married and she loved him. Maybe it was a mistake but the fact that she remains a loyal friend speaks volumes about her character.