“I had the flu. I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn’t know any other way. [Brad read it and] said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.’ … It was something I didn’t trust out of my hands, so by default I ended up putting myself in as director. I’ve never felt more exposed. My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words. Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.”
—Angelina Jolie talks to Vanity Fair about penning the script for “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and deciding to direct the film herself. Fascinating story. But to me this is a study in how different people can hear very different things in the exact same words. Angelina obviously took Brad Pitt‘s reaction to her script to be encouraging. But if my significant other said to me that something I wrote was “not that bad,” I would take it to be his way of telling me it kind of sucks and needs a lot of work. Perhaps it’s time for one of us to reframe? [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
The lovely Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are on the latest cover of New York magazine, talking about their movie “Moneyball” that opens on September 23rd. Brad looked kinda sexy on the cover—sort of a reversion to his “Legends of the Fall” self. However, inside, I was deeply troubled with this image. What the heck is going on with his hair? After the jump, some names for Brad’s new hairstyle. Which we’re sure will catch on as hardcore as The Rachel. Keep reading »
Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith aren’t the only parents in town who can turn their oldest son into an action star before his 12th birthday. Apparently, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have the same path in mind for Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Brad has apparently named Maddox for the lead role in “Battling Boy,” his production company’s adaptation of a graphic novel about a kid who is the son of a god. The movie is on track to be in theaters by 2013. I could squawk, call this nepotism, and say, “Hey Brad, let some other kids audition,” but the truth is that I’ve always thought Maddox was the awesomest with his mohawk and rad style. I’ll just hope Shiloh is next for the action star treatment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Nowadays, things have been looking up for Jennifer Aniston in the love department. She’s been dating Justin Theroux for a little while now, going on vacations and what not, and things seem to be going pretty good for the both of them.
Of course, about six years ago, in the midst of discovering her husband of five years had been cheating on her and then hearing him explain he loved someone else, Jen was likely singing a different tune. And quite honestly, we’d love to leave this sad story in the past where it belongs, but some new insider scoop means we must momentarily dive back into the thick turbulence of yesteryear. Keep reading »
I stumbled across this Angelina Jolie interview in Girlfriends Magazine circa 1997, back when she was married to Jonny Lee Miller and was doing press for the movie “Foxfire.” I found a bit that was oddly prophetic:
Girlfriends: You husband [Jonny] has been described as Britain’s Brad Pitt. Is that a fair assessment?
Jolie: [Laughter] I don’t know Brad Pitt, but that’s certainly not how I treat him.
Oh, the irony! Keep reading »
Remember when Angelina Jolie finally responded to the rumors that she and Brad Pitt had an affair while he was still married to Jennifer Aniston by saying she would never do such a thing to another woman because she saw her dad do it to her mom? That is one of the oldest and best excuses in the book — “That terrible thing happened to me or someone I love and I would never do that terrible thing to someone else!” — and tends to be pretty believable except when it’s not because, really, you never know what you might do when presented with a tempting but amoral conundrum. (Also, whether Brad and Angelina had a physical affair or not, an emotional affair clearly occurred and is that any better? Legalese!) Keep reading »