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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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  • dianad1968

    @Shar:

    #149

    Shar his voice is horrible. He wasn’t the worse I’ve heard, but he is a major downgrade to what she wanted. Even VV is better than him. And she knows it too, which is why she and Huvsy are pimping him so much. But when you are desperate to lose your image of being dumped multiple times, you will settle for anything and anyone. H*ll John Mayer was better than this joker.

  • Passing Through

    Hehehehehehehe…time to check in on the steadily decreasing critics score for Wanderbust. It’s currently higher than most Ticky flix by 45-50%.
    .
    TOMATOMETER – All Critics – 56%
    Average Rating: 5.7/10
    Reviews Counted: 71
    Fresh: 40 | Rotten: 31
    .
    T OMATOMETER – Top Critics – 52%
    Average Rating: 5.6/10
    Critic Reviews: 29
    Fresh: 15 | Rotten: 14
    .
    METACRITIC Score – 26 critics
    Metascore – 51 out of 100
    .
    BTW – my favorite review are the guy at WSJ who gave it a score of O and the Globe & Mail reviewer who harped on a running gag about a prosthetic p e n i s and ended his review by saying,
    -
    Nevertheless, I’m happy to share the report that Ms. Aniston bravely stood up to the R-rating, demanding that a shot of her bare breasts be excised from the final cut. Then again, I’m sad to report that, in the matter of these frames and self-excising, Ms. Aniston did not go nearly far enough.”

  • dianad1968

    OH, OH, Wanderbust is down to 56% rotten on RT. It’s rating is dropping like a stone. LOL. Where is the idiot who was crowing yesterday at it’s 78% fresh rating?

  • lurker

    @Passing Through:
    lol pt i changed my mind i give it 9.8 million and 5th spot lol also it cost 40 million

  • plez

    @Shar:
    So funny. You know I think Beiber also knows how to breakdance.

  • piaf

    Angelina would hit the roof if the shoes was on the other foot and brad was going to write for Jen.

  • Jaye

    bizzy bee @ 02/24/2012 at 2:30 pm
    -
    I really like Michael Simon. First saw him when he was in the contest for The Next Iron Chef. He’s a real genuine guy, well liked.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Angie’s movie ITLOBH is a heavy subject and it got 56% on RT. The movie received many recognition & a few awards. An actress under 40 is well respected and doing great projects.

    Wanderbomb got the same rating. It might go down lower. I am pretty sure this movie will NOT receive any recognition or awards. An actress over 40 act like a 20 year old who can’t do a movie without being half naked or exposes her body just to sell some tickets. I don’t know about her superficial fans but I certainly don’t want to be remebered as the woman who got dumped by Brad Pitt and who can’t act without exposing my body.

  • dianad1968

    @piaf:

    #158

    No she wouldn’t because firstly, she is an adult, and secondly, Ticky couldn’t write a book if her life depended on it, so Brad would have no need to write a forward. See how that works?

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    @dianad1968:

    LMAO!!!! That is so true.

  • lurker

    I am just happy fat tick was invited at the oscar

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    @dianad1968:

    Hiding under MANiston’s granny dress.

  • hubba hubba

    No doubt Billy would be hoping for a little action from our Goddess, divine Angie, but he would be getting none of it, for her body is reserved only for Brad to do whatever he pleases with it.

  • lurker

    sorry typo i mean was not invited at the oscars,so we do not have to see her ugly mug

  • cee

    Why does everybody always believe these stories are true. Remember the Waterfall story Not True per Angie and Brad So people just let them rant on. And if it is true who cares? BB has said he loves Brad and they are friends . From his own lips so stop the madness. Angie is just such a special person that even her X’s still care about her. even thought they do benefit from just being her X’s just like JA has from being Brad’s X. So move on JP fans and let’s just look forward to the Oscars.

  • natalie

    I used to like Billy Bob when he did the movie Sling Blade. Thought he was excellent!
    Then he came up here to Canada and acted like a complete a-hole. Not impressed anymore!
    See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJWS6qyy7bw

  • bizzy bee

    Jaye, i became a fan from his IRON chef days. i like people who like B/A.

  • Passing Through

    # 131 Rose @ 02/24/2012 at 11:03 am
    .
    Okay…I went back and read it, then went to Blind Gossip to read the original BI because it didn’t really make sense. Most BIs are fake, so I’m rolling my eyes. On what planet is Ticky a “big film actress?” Does she act in movies? Sure…but that don’t make her a “big film actress”. And why would Courteney suddenly start telling everyone Ticky’s impossible to live with – 7 years after the fact when people have known that all along? Or is this supposed to be the other way around – Ticky is telling people David left because CC’s impossible to get along with? Whatever. Courteney’s got so much dirt on Ticky that if she ever started talking I doubt the first thing she’d say about why Brad left is that Ticky’s a PITA. On the other hand, in Ticky’s new Mean Girl Persona courtesy of Handjob…I can totally see her smack-talking Courteney and thinking that she’s being funny.

  • ellie’

    @going back to prev JP thread:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I happen to think her skin is beautiful…Are we looking at the same person.?.

  • Emma

    Jared, please give us a new Angie or Brad thread so I don’t have to look at Billy Bob Thornton. Have mercy on us!

  • Passing Through

    # 146 dianad1968 @ 02/24/2012 at 1:43 pm
    .
    It didn’t take Squiggy any time at all to sell out, did it? Now he’s driving a Mercedes, eating squash blossoms and endive salad prepared by Ticky’s 2 chefs, followed by getting spray tanned by Ticky’s personal tanner in the tanning room Ticky had renovated in the new 8,500 sq. ft. $21 million house SHE purchased (and put his his name on the deed). Sure beats the hell out of and 900 sq. ft. West Village walkup and a $15K motorcycle covered in bologna, don’t it?

  • ellie’

    Who cares if Angie helps BBT out…Everyone get a life ..Just leave everyone alone…But one thing don’t think everyone has the best relationship ..b/c no one does…Lets let the crap go already with this triangle..That there really isn’t one..Those people are living a beautiful rich life..Who gives a sh*t what we have to say…

  • Saffron

    dianad1968 @ 02/24/2012 at 3:19 pm

    No she wouldn’t because firstly, she is an adult, and secondly, Ticky couldn’t write a book if her life depended on it, so Brad would have no need to write a forward. See how that works?

    ******************************

    Omg….that was funny!!

  • OceanView

    Nikki Finke has early BO numbers up. Quote: “W is bombing worse than expected.”

  • Saffron

    From Deadline

    FRIDAY 1:30 PM: Based on noon numbers, my sources are estimating today’s and this weekend’s box office as this. Noteworthy: Relativity’s Act Of Valor is blazing based on the military-themed bestselling book, Lionsgate’s Good Deeds is middling with Tyler Perry not crossdressing as Madea, and Universal’s Wanderlust is bombing worse than expected. The combination of Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd proved toxic to moviegoers so far. (FYI: this greenlight was the studio’s payback to director David Wayne and producer Judd Apatow.) Also remember that kids on the east Coast are out of school this weekend so family fare like Warner Bros’ Journey 2 will stay strong. Here’s the Top Six right now:

    1. Act Of Valor (Relativity) NEW [3,039 Theaters]
    Est Friday $10M-$12M, Est Weekend $28M-$34M

    2. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (Lionsgate) NEW [2,132 Theaters]
    Est Friday $6M-$7M, Est Weekend: $14M-$16M

    3. Journey 2 (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,350 Theaters]
    Est Friday $2.5-$3.0M, Est Weekend $11M-$12M

    4. Safe House (Universal) Week 3 [3,052 Theaters]
    Est Friday $3M-$3.5M, Est Weekend $10M-$11M

    5. Wanderlust (Universal) NEW [2,002 Theaters]
    Est Friday $2M-$3M, Est Weekend $6M-$7M

    6. Gone (Summit) NEW [2,186 Theaters]
    Est Friday $1M-$2M, Est Weekend $4M-$5M

  • Wonderbust

    bwhahahha lets hope these numbers hold up
    http://www.deadline.com/2012/02/box-office-noon-numbers-show-act-of-valor-1-good-deeds-2-wanderlust-5/#comments
    FRIDAY 1:30 PM: Based on noon numbers, my sources are estimating today’s and this weekend’s box office as this. Noteworthy: Relativity’s Act Of Valor is blazing based on the military-themed bestselling book, Lionsgate’s Good Deeds is middling with Tyler Perry not crossdressing as Madea, and Universal’s Wanderlust is bombing worse than expected. The combination of Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd proved toxic to moviegoers so far. (FYI: this greenlight was the studio’s payback to director David Wain and producer Judd Apatow.) Also remember that kids on the east Coast are out of school this weekend so family fare like Warner Bros’ Journey 2 will stay strong. Here’s the Top Six right now:

    1. Act Of Valor (Relativity) NEW [3,039 Theaters]
    Est Friday $10M-$12M, Est Weekend $28M-$34M

    2. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (Lionsgate) NEW [2,132 Theaters]
    Est Friday $6M-$7M, Est Weekend: $14M-$16M

    3. Journey 2 (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,350 Theaters]
    Est Friday $2.5-$3.0M, Est Weekend $11M-$12M

    4. Safe House (Universal) Week 3 [3,052 Theaters]
    Est Friday $3M-$3.5M, Est Weekend $10M-$11M

    5. Wanderlust (Universal) NEW [2,002 Theaters]
    Est Friday $2M-$3M, Est Weekend $6M-$7M

    6. Gone (Summit) NEW [2,186 Theaters]
    Est Friday $1M-$2M, Est Weekend $4M-$5M

  • Wonderbust

    @Saffron:
    lol we posted at the same time.im still laughing..lets see how the hens will explain this BOMB

  • Saffron

    @ Wonderbust

    It’s still funny as hell the second time around. A good article like this deserves a double dip…lol

  • http://n/a angierocks

    I can’t wait to see Angie and Brad on the Carpet.

  • dawne

    Is anyone as surprised as I am that Gone is below the hippie flick?

  • http://n/a angierocks

    I was LMAO at Turd saying ticky’s movies are doing well that’s why producers are shelling money for her to make a movie what a joke!This is pure huvane I wonder how much he paid him to write that cr ap.

  • http://n/a angierocks

    I meant Ter d C.

  • Saffron

    @ dawne

    I didn’t think Gone would do real well but I did think it would do better than W.

  • dawne

    In a preemptive strike the paid trolls are here to thumb down all negative box office news of the ‘BOMB’ so anyone googling will not have encounter a JJ link. They are off to a frenetic pace; workin’ that triple time ,,, chunk change for the Hag considering this could be the ‘wrap’ of her movie career. Ticky will have a new victim opp….now it’s those damn mean critics…

    Have to comment on the poetic justice tho…….the side by side on the main page………Angie at her most regal and Ticky in bunny ears and nose …to promote her movie…….what an effing joke this all is.

  • Saffron

    Some funny posts at Deadline

    Relativity marketing did the best they could with with they were given, amazing what $35 million in media ($46 P&A) can do for Active Duty Navy Seals. Wanderlust and Gone should have been straight to video and by video I mean VHS.

    ************

    The trailers for Wanderlust make it look almost like Vince Vaughn’s Couples Retreat. While that film made money ($100m box office on a $60m budget), it sure seemed like a half-assed effort. So does Wanderlust. Guess Aniston and Rudd just decided to work for the paycheck now.

    ************

    Just saw Wanderlust. There were some funny parts…

    But WOW I can honestly say that I’ve never watched a movie with more forced humor. So few of the jokes flowed organically from anything. I was very aware that I was watching a movie, watching Justin theroux recite contrived jokes in front of a rolling camera. All the jokes and gags seemed like they were written with the mindset of “wouldn’t it be funny if…”

    if you’ve watched Your Highness, it’s the same type of humor. it’s not good.

  • dawne

    TOO FCKING FUNNY. As I was refreshing my page after talking about the sidebyside of Ticky and AJ…..shite, Huvsy must have just shite himself when he saw this … it came down so fast……they now have double vision post of the bloater……….LMAO

  • um

    LMAO at Wonderbust ha ha

  • dawne

    ticky is somewhere slurring……….’but I thought this would be my MAMS…..”

  • Media Wh@re MANiston
  • Passing Through

    # 176 OceanView @ 02/24/2012 at 5:43 pm
    # 177 Saffron @ 02/24/2012 at 5:50 pm
    .
    I saw the BO numbers just before I left work and was LMAO. $6-7MIL? They could make that much from a Red Box $1.50 weekend release. LOL!
    .
    My guess was $8-12MIL depending on how many theaters they got. Wanderbust was originally listed as 1,900 theaters at BOM but according to this they actually got 2,002 so this means the opening is even worse because it’s a lower per theater average. $8MIL is what a typical Ticky solo flick opens at and Paul Rudd’s Our Idiot Brother was about the same thing.
    .
    It’s official, folks, unless Wanderbust pulls off a BO miracle turn-around Ticky’s gonna be busy on her back if she wants to make those 2 duds she and the Huvanes leaked to Deadline. Her friend Molly Sims might want to imbed a tiny OnStar chip under Scott Stuber’s skin while he’s sleeping. It’s gonna be kind of hard to convince distributors to pony up money based on future earnings of a film when the future earning potential is ZERO. Sure hope Squiggy doesn’t have the same problem sharing Ticky’s boobs privately as he has sharing with the public…

  • just me

    Popsugar just gave the JA movie a bad review. They recommend to Pass this movie..hahaha.

  • http://justjared.com Benjie

    why is it that Aniston who hooks up with a man who’s in a relationship of 14 years gets away with stealing someone else’s lover. Nobody dare say she is a man thief. Angie on the other hand has still people saying she stole Brad from her. Brad left her and it was his choice to leave a bad marriage.

  • Tic and the Breakdancer Suck

    LOL With this Fox 911 review or bottom line coming from Ticky’s asssskissers i don’t think Wanderbust is going to last very long beffore hitting racks for a buck a movie.

    “Wanderlust” works overtime toward shock but wants to be a modern day “Porky’s.” The abrasive vulgarity and complete lack of comedic understanding in “Wanderlust,” however, makes that cult favorite look like Shakespeare.

    Producer Judd Apatow is scraping the bottom of the barrel with “Wanderlust.” “Bridesmaids” this is not.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/02/24/review-wanderlust-relies-on-vulgarity-for-laughs-and-fails/#ixzz1nMErnxUV

  • OceanView

    #192 Passing Through @ 02/24/2012 at 7:11 pm

    But, but…everybody wanted to see their hook-up chemistry. Oops, apparently not!

  • lurker

    lets get ready for more crazy hens lol

  • lurker

    @OceanView:
    lol that is so funny

  • lylian

    @Benjie:
    .
    why is it that Aniston who hooks up with a man who’s in a relationship of 14 years gets away with stealing someone else’s lover. Nobody dare say she is a man thief. Angie on the other hand has still people saying she stole Brad from her. Brad left her and it was his choice to leave a bad marriage.
    .
    >>>>>>>>>
    .
    Benjie, There’s a compliment to Angelina in this view. Here’s why:
    .
    Angelina is seen as a winner and a woman who can get any man she wants AND SS is seen as a loser and a woman who can’t keep any man.
    .
    So, If there is a contest between Angelina and ss, of course, Angelina won, and got the prize – Brad Pitt.
    .
    No one can actually believe that SS can win a man in any sort of contest with another woman. In their hearts they know SS bought squiggy, but “BUYING” a guy is the opposite of “STEALING” a guy.
    .
    Angelina didn’t have to “Buy” Brad Pitt. See what I mean?
    .

  • ellie’

    @Annie:
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    are you kidding me..acting like adults..two very different situations..

  • ellie’

    @lylian:
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    you actually believe what you just said..nothing logical by that statement..now who sounds stupid as usual..

  • dawne

    @lylian:

    Also, Angie has always been shockingly (to some) HONEST and Ticky and her queen work non stop with a desperate fervor to foist a FALSE image of her to the uninformed public whose references are the tabs. A cake walk………the wild one took the man from the ‘little wee harmless, sweet girl next door’……….classic Monday night movie crap…but knowing the gullibility of most people, the greatest and most takcy seven year PR strategy has allowed an untalented t.v. celeb to stay relevant in the movie industry. It worked wonderfully until now…you can only fail so many times even though there has been a special standard for the victimized one. She doesn’t take a crap without thinking how this might be advantageous to her career. It’s all been smoke and mirrors……..enabled by the mindless celeb media who are bought and paid for and deliver fluff at the bidding of publicists.

    If anyone ripped the covers off the big chin she couldn’t find a country far enough away in which to hide. But such is life, all good things come to and end and this manipulative and dishonest bish is on the final lap of her very long, but undeserved, run.

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