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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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  1. 151
    dianad1968 Says:



    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.

  2. 152
    Passing Through Says:

    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.”

  3. 153
    dianad1968 Says:

    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?

  4. 154
    lurker Says:

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

  5. 155
    plez Says:

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

  6. 156
    piaf Says:

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

  7. 157
    Jaye Says:

    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.

  8. 158
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:

    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.

  9. 159
    dianad1968 Says:



    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?

  10. 160
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:


    LMAO!!!! That is so true.

  11. 161
    lurker Says:

    I am just happy fat tick was invited at the oscar

  12. 162
    Media Wh@re MANiston Says:


    Hiding under MANiston’s granny dress.

  13. 163
    hubba hubba Says:

    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.

  14. 164
    lurker Says:

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

  15. 165
    cee Says:

    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.

  16. 166
    natalie Says:

    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!

  17. 167
    bizzy bee Says:

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

  18. 168
    Passing Through Says:

    # 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.

  19. 169
    ellie' Says:

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

  20. 170
    Emma Says:

    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!

  21. 171
    Passing Through Says:

    # 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?

  22. 172
    ellie' Says:

    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…

  23. 173
    Saffron Says:

    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!!

  24. 174
    OceanView Says:

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

  25. 175
    Saffron Says:

    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

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