Billy Bob Thornton on Angelina Jolie: ‘We check in on each other all the time’

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I’m having a sort of punch-drunk moment as I look at photos of Billy Bob Thornton with his most recent hairpiece. I keep imagining the toupee talking to me. Anyway, BBT is back on top. Sort of. As Bedhead previewed last week, BBT is currently starring in the latest critical darling TV show, Fargo, with Martin Freeman. BBT hasn’t worked in TV for years, and from the way he’s promoting Fargo, you can tell that he’s really proud of it. Everybody loves the show too, and BBT and Freeman are both getting amazing reviews. As for the promotion…well, I’m enjoying it. BBT never does wall-to-wall press, and he usually says different stuff to different outlets, so it’s fun. He had a recent interview with Fox News where he was asked how he feels about the way the South is portrayed by Hollywood. BBT said:

For the most part, it’s a shame. There’s always been a slight prejudice against the South, actually not slight. I was trying to be kind. There’s always been a prejudice about the South and Southerners in movies because they are portrayed as bigots. Generally they’re cartoon characters and when they do romantic comedies about the South, they use that broad accent and all the women are these catty, Southern belles. It’s just kind of silly.

[Via Fox News]

This is what I was trying to say in that Jared Leto post a few weeks back, when Leto was trying to paint the South as this repressive, backwards place. There are douchebags in every state. There are racists, misogynists, whatever in every state. But Southerners are the only ones painted with this wide brush, like we’re all variations on Boss Hogg and the Hazzard Boys.

Anyway, you know that whenever Billy Bob sits down for any kind of interview, Angelina Jolie is going to come up at some point. To his credit, he always has nice stuff to say about her. Some highlights from his YourTango interview:

Deciding to do TV: “The motion picture studios make big event movies, and they make broad comedies, and they make action movies and movies about vampires where evidently vampires are all models. And so television has now taken that spot. For actors who really want to do good dramatic work or good work with dark humor and drama, you kind of have to do it on television. But it all comes down to the writing. While paying a great tribute to the movie Fargo and having the same tone, this is its own fresh thing. And it was just so well written.”

Is he in touch with Angelina? “Oh of course, yeah. She’s amazing, amazing. She’s got so much energy and so much goodness in her, and we check in on each other all the time. She makes sure I’m doing okay. I make sure she’s doing okay.”

[From Your Tango]

Are we going to have Brangeloonie conspiracies about this or can we just take it as face value that Angelina and Billy stay in touch and check in on each other? I think it’s probably true. Like, every three or four months, an email will be sent or a call will be made. I doubt Angelina feels any sort of regret about BBT, although he might feel some regret about letting her go.

Vintage photos… hey, remember when Angelina had chola brows?! Good times.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty.

 

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  1. Ag says:

    i always feel like he’s fishing for attention when he talks about her.

  2. Patricia says:

    This might be unpopular, but some of the stereotype about the South is there for a perfectly good reason.
    I’m from the Northeast. I have black friends who have traveled down South and had terrible experiences to the point of feeling unsafe, to the point where one man I know said he will never be going down there again.

    My sister lived in South Carolina for a year and the way Christianity is pushed on you, everywhere from the local coffee shop to literally the dr.s office, is totally unacceptable. She was made to feel like a freak because she wasn’t up for praising Jesus at every moment.

    These experiences do not happen in this frequency, and are not so invasive up North as they are down South. I’m not saying all Southerners are bigots, racists, and pushy bible thumpers. BUT to act like these problems don’t exist is to ignore a major issue that still needs work if you expect people from other parts of the country to feel safe and welcome in the South.

    • I really haven’t traveled around the south much but I live in Boston and the three men that I know that were born and raised here have all made what I perceived to be the occasional racist remark.
      That being said, Boston is a town filled with liberal PC hippies, but the majority of those people are NOT Boston natives.

      Pardon the hungover rambling—what I’m trying to say is that Boston has some racist assholes and maybe the south does too…

    • It exists everywhere–they just aren’t as open with it in the North, as they are in the South–stereotypically.

      I live in the North. I’ll never forget my mom coming home and telling me that my neighbor–who we’ve known ever since we moved here eleven years ago, who used to give us kids cookies and cakes all the time, who let us play in her yard whenever we wanted–said, in front of my mom, at a pet store, that the rats in the cage were ‘n-gger packed’. Or how people like to make faces about my hair, behind my back (my sister saw them), because it wasn’t straight. Or how my little sister has to deal with 15 year old boys telling their little friends that they wouldn’t ever date her because she’s black. Or how the first night my mom ever came to this state, my grandma brought her out to a camp where a bunch of people she knew was (they were all sitting around a fire), and the first thing they said (while ignoring that she was even there) was that there was ‘a black person here’–like she wasn’t even there.

    • msw says:

      Its really what you’re used to, i think. I’m an atheist living in Texas and religion is, of course, a hufe fixture here. I’m used to it and it doesn’t really ping my radar that much. Most of it is microaggression. Not denying the racism, though. Obviously not making a blanket statement here, but to deny the existence of many types of racism here would be naive.

    • Esmom says:

      I can’t speak to what the South is actually like, although my husband has a friend from Kentucky who is a horrible bigot and unfortunately perpetuates the stereotype every time he opens his mouth.

      That said, much of my family comes from the south side of Chicago and the bigotry there is alive and well. In fact I remember being horrified at descriptions of when MLK marched through the south side on a visit to Chicago in the 60s. People were literally forcing themselves to vomit in his path. Granted that was decades ago but old attitudes tend to stubbornly hang on.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      @Patricia
      Last Saturday, I was working on a Habitat for Humanity build in New Jersey. The woman who is going to eventually own the house is black. Her sponsor and several other of the volunteers, including me, are white. Throughout the day, I was absolutely appalled at the racist remarks this woman had to endure from these Northerners. It’s a long story, but started with someone asking her if something she had written was graffiti, and culminated in her SPONSOR asking her in a fake black accent, “so now you think yo de boss man?” She kept her dignity, and just ignored them, but I didn’t know what to do. I said nothing, and cried when I got home. I am still ashamed that I didn’t say anything, and if you hate me for it, so do I. But believe me, these people would be the FIRST to act superior about how the South is so racist and they’re not. How “welcome” do you think she felt?

      I know I’m overly sensitive about this issue because I’m from the South. I know I’m a big bore on the subject. But I have lived all over this country, and anyone who thinks that racism is exclusive to South is just blind. Of course it exists there. But honey, it’s all around you and if you don’t see it, you’re just not looking.

      • Esmom says:

        Oh wow, that is so horrific and sad. Agreed that it’s everywhere, I made a comment about Chicago’s shameful tendencies.

      • AG-UK says:

        NO you are not wrong I am from the South born and raised until I left for NY at 24 and didn’t have a lot of racist experiences, although I do remember at 11/12 driving to Dallas and stopping for a burger and wondered why no one asked what we wanted my step dad just turned after 10 minutes of waiting, oh come on lets go. I got it later but I can remember it like it was yesterday even the name of po dunk town. I must say the only time I was called the N word was in Chicago near Lake Michigan and I actually had to turn around to see if he was actually saying that.

      • lucy2 says:

        Ugh, that’s terrible.
        I’ve lived in NJ most of my life – grew up in a very diverse area, and now live in a not so diverse one. I’ve seen it in both places (less so where we grew up with a lot diversity), and sadly many generations. Unfortunately there are shitty people everywhere.

      • blue marie says:

        I can not believe they acted that way, how horrible.

        (I’m from the South as well so I know how you feel GoodNames)

      • Monkey Towz says:

        @Goodnames, so sorry for your experience and I agree with you 100%. I’m from Alabama and luckily did not grow up in a racist home. When I was 15 I spent the summer in Colorado & heard the N-word more times than I can count. I’ve since lived on both coasts and have become more disheartened about the nature of racism than ever.
        What’s worse is these awful people assume it’s okay to say crap in front of me b/c I’m white. I just turned 41 and have no more fucks to give & have no problem telling these fools to fuck off.

      • Mingy says:

        How terrible for that woman, and you. I hope she eventually feels comfortable in her new home.

      • Monica says:

        I’m sorry for the lady (big time) and for you that you witnessed something like that. I do want to point out, however, that there is a difference between racism and stereotyping. What you described was stereotyping. Now, I don’t know what else was said, but the examples you gave were about ignorance and insensitivity, but not racism – it wasn’t malicious.

        I know how you feel about not speaking out, a lot of us feel this way. Once at my work place we had a lot of people, especially black, call in because it was MLK holiday and our workplace didn’t give a day off for it. I (white woman) was talking to my white coworker – just kinda sighing how we have so much work to do today, and she said it was because so many people called in. I said, “well, it is a holiday.” And she answered “It’s THEIR holiday.” I was 26 at the time, I think I’m gonna remember this for the rest of my life, and that’s probably because I didn’t say anything. I was so shocked she’d say that to me that I didn’t know what to say and she walked away. I regret it for this day. The way she said it was definitely malicious and it was racism.

      • melain says:

        I was in a mall in a big city in the South and heard a woman called the n word. I was stunned but she wasn’t. After a moments hesitation she very gently and genuinely said, “God bless you.” I was amazed and touched. Her humility and kindness in the face of injury left a lasting impression.

      • Just Me (and my Bobby McGee) says:

        “…if you don’t see it, you just aren’t looking.”

        Exactly! Love this post. Might I add, it’s not just a North/South USA thing. Its not just a USA thing. It’s not just geared towards one ethnic group either. It’s a global thing and unfortunately, stupidity & ignorance know no boundaries. I was just in China & our guide made me very uncomfortable with disparaging remarks about S Koreans. Racism is everywhere, sorry to say.

    • Penny says:

      Agree. I’m mixed race and from what I can gather most American’s assume I’m a Middle Eastern Muslim (not even close). I’ve travelled all over the world but the US South was straight up terrifying for me. I’d walk into the wrong store or diner and honestly think I was about to die, the hate emanating from everyone in the room was crazy. I had some violent run-ins with people, a group of men followed me out of a restaurant and tried to run me off the road while hollering I should go back where I came from, and I don’t think I ever went 5 minutes in public without hearing someone mutter a racial slur under their breath. People would go to great lengths to show they didn’t want me there. Sales assistants would handle money I gave them like it was infected, staff at hotels purposefully messed me around in the most ridiculous ways and they were immensely put out when their antics didn’t get rid of me, I would try to get on a bus and the driver would tell me there was no room when I could clearly see there were only like 7 people on it… even the non-threatening racism went far beyond what I usually experience. I was mostly in cities too, not just tiny little backwater towns.

      I had some slightly uncomfortable experiences in the North (eg. noticing people getting a bit anxious about my presence when I was using public transport), one or two people yelled something about terrorists at me, but it was nothing like the South, I was certainly never afraid for my life and I didn’t have to think about whether it would be safe to walk into this place or that. People didn’t stop and glare at me like they did in the South and I didn’t feel a constant flow of hate being directed at me, just the usual casual racism now and then.

      I’ve experienced racism in many other places, but I’ve never been scared like that, and I’ve been to some scary places.

      • Patricia says:

        Penny that is really awful what you went through. And these are the kinds of things I’ve heard from black friends who went down South.
        Of course racism exists everywhere. I was getting a soft serve ice cream on the side of the road just last week and an idiot in a car rode by and screamed the N word at a grandmother and grandson who were also getting ice cream. It made me absolutely sick and my husband and I ended up talking about how there’s so much racism no matter how people try to deny it. I don’t deny it.
        But like you have said, what goes on down South is more pervasive and feels threatening to people who experience it.

      • Egla says:

        I have been in Canada for 4 months (Montreal) mostly. We had some advises on how to behave in general (due to our different cultures) and they pointed out to be “polite” all the time especially the guys towards us girls the code was “No means No”. Anyway we were from different countries there at that place, mostly Africans from Tanzania, Kenya etc. There were also some people from South America, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic. They were obviously (to my eyes and to their own admission) mixed race BUT they were sooooooooooooooooo racist in their everyday talks. They even refused to eat or hang with the African guys and they called them names like “Mandingo” and Negro openly in front of me like i was their supporter. I am white and i had no such problems with them. It was appalling to me as in my country we don’t even have black people and i had no problem with their color or what else.
        Oh by the way one guy said to me, although i was being polite and eating with him all the time: “The white people despise us, we do as well. There is too much hate towards us, i can’t pretend to be your friend” and he refused to go out with some of us (mostly white) in clubs and cinema but he ate with me in front of the others there just to piss them off. Anyway the situation was a bit complex and eventually i had to take a side. I choose to be alone there. I couldn’t handle the hate. I am ashamed but i passed the last month going out with just one guy from my country and a canadian woman. I was called out by both sides there. I decided to ignore them all. I saw no real reason in their behavior there so i called them out on that but that didn’t change a thing sooo….

      • Monica says:

        Where the heck were you? I’m sorry, I’ve lived in the South for a very long time and this is just ridiculous. The biggest red flag in your post is when you’re talking about the bus. White people don’t even take the bus in the south. At first I thought maybe you were in some small towns, but only very large cities in the South have buses. I’m not buying it,….

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I agree with Monica. I believed it at first, and maybe one of those things could happen, but all of them? Penny, you’re trolling.

      • Penny says:

        As I already said, mostly in major cities eg. Houston, Birmingham etc. And I was attempting to use the bus because I didn’t always have access to a rental car.

    • Maria says:

      The only difference between the north and south is you know who the racists are as they’re shamefully obvious with their hate; folks pretending lynchings/gentrification/and micro aggressive acts of racism don’t occur above the Mason Dixie line kill me (I’m not saying this applies to you at all Patricia, I’m speaking collectively).

      There are parts of NY, NJ, CT, and Maine that are just as bad as West Virginia or Alabama–I won’t even touch NYC’s stop and frisk policy because we’ve all read the reports on who’s targeted.

      I’ve experienced blatant racism here in Texas for simply being Latino in ways that will forever keep me weary of most white people but I’ve encountered the same dispositions in Idaho and California.

      Race riots weren’t only in Mississippi….

      As for BBT, he annoys me with all the Angelina references (he’s attention seeking in the worst way).

    • Bea says:

      That’s interesting because I moved from CT to TX and found that there is a lot more tolerance for diversity here in TX than there ever was in CT. The racism is there in CT, it’s just well hidden and glossed over because that’s how they roll – clean my house, but don’t live on my street.

      There are more colors of the rainbow in my one MPC here in TX than I encountered in NY, NJ, and CT put together over 30 years.

      • HH says:

        “…clean my house, but don’t live on my street.” – YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.

        In the North, especially snobbier parts, they don’t appear to be racists as long as you “know your place.” But if you’re a Black Person on the come up… Be prepared. It can get pretty ugly.

    • Lucinda says:

      My dad grew up in Texas and Arizona but lives in Oregon now. He has said repeatedly that Oregon is far more racist than Texas ever was back in the 50′s and 60′s when he was growing up. Liberal does not always mean enlightened.

      • EmmGee says:

        Oregon girl here…..the small town I grew up in is very racist…which always seemed really strange to me considering there were only one or two families of color in the entire town…..like really, people? Most of the residents there have had no exposure to diversity AT ALL so it just always struck me as so bizarre that people were/are so hateful and close-minded about an entire segment of the world that they have quite literally never had any interaction with. My dad and brother are such bigots and I absolutely cannot stand that about them. It has embarrassed me my entire life and it makes me not like them very much sometimes…..I moved away when I was just out of high school, living in Germany for several years followed by six years in Atlanta, and have landed in Portland for the time being. I absolutely love the diverse cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, etc that are now a part of my daily life and I don’t think I will ever be able to go back and live somewhere that’s so narrow minded. Ignorance sucks ass….

      • Nina W says:

        My most racist experience was in Oregon. I went to a wedding, I was not welcome, it was not the red wedding, but the cult elders did not cotton to this flibberty gibbet from Cal. They made sure I knew that they disapproved of me, it may have been strictly a religious hatred, it was never fully explained to me. The sister wives all wore the same dress, they apparently had one pattern in the sewing room, and they all had the same weird hairstyle. Super high and poofed-up in some strange chola bouffant. Unforgettably bizarre and uncomfortable. I was so glad to leave that town, everyone stared at me like I had three heads and the women, their eyes were like death rays, so creepy. I guess they didn’t want me to marry their father brother husband.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      I have found the term, “Yankee.” is far too commonplace when I have visited some areas in the South, and you don’t need to go to the deep South to hear it. Now, this is not a term of endearment.

      There will always be those pockets of people who hold grudges, prejudices, and are generally nasty by nature. They live in my midwestern state, where everyone is supposedly so friendly. Unless you are different from them…they are attempting to ban gay marriage with a Constitutional Amendment. That goes to a whole different level of intolerance.

  3. Nashville Girl says:

    She was so young when she was with him. I tend to forget that.

  4. Hissyfit says:

    I believe it. Jolie is good friends with her exes. I don’t see anything wrong with it. I’m so glad she got rid of that godawful brow! As for the show, I love Fargo!

    • V4Real says:

      Yep there’s no harm in remaining friends with your ex. Kimora Lee and Russell Simons did it. I know there are kids involved with them but he remained friendly with her new man at the time the hot as hell Djimon Hounsou.

    • lisa2 says:

      Thank you.. why is this a story. I know Johnny Lee Miller and his wife have been to her Premiers and Brad’s too (IIRC).. Her marriage to these men were over 10 years ago. Obviously Brad doesn’t have a problem with anyone from her past.

      nothing to meltdown over.. because this is a none story regarding Angie..they are friends she has said so and they too.

    • Audrey says:

      It’s really not a big deal.

      I’m still in touch with a couple guys. My husband is fine with it.

      They were there for me through some rough times. I don’t want to not know what they’re up to in life etc

  5. ToodySezHey says:

    B range loonies meltdown in 3…2…

  6. insomniac says:

    I’ve been enjoying the hell out of BBT in “Fargo” — he’s owning that show. And I do believe him about Angelina — I’ve heard Angelina’s stayed friendly with Jonny Lee Miller, too.

  7. Tswise says:

    Uhh yeah, I’m from Texas (born and raised and spent all 30 of my years here) and I can corroborate that the place is a lot more like Jared Leto says it is, than it isn’t. It actually puts on a BETTER face for outsiders than most people realize. Behind closed doors, it’s ugly and so very dumb.

  8. Loopy says:

    I think he is either racist or simply didn’t want to be a father, he dumped her pretty much right after she adopted Maddox.

  9. Claire says:

    So Angelina is still in touch with her ex-husband BBT. So what?
    Jennifer Aniston is not in touch with her ex-husband though. Next.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Holy crap! Those were some seriously structured eyebrows on Angie in the photo with Billy Bob. Yikes. I’m glad she doesn’t use a magic marker these days.

    I saw one episode of Fargo, the second one. I can’t get access to the first. It seems like it’s going to be a good show.

  11. Cecilia says:

    I always thought that BBT was AJ’s best match as far as husbands go. I can’t get over how different AJ’s face was back then compared to now. Maybe I just can’t get past the eyebrows, but her jawline & face shape is very different. That said…I have lived in many different parts of this country & each area has it’s strengths & weaknesses. I happen to love the South & have a super soft spot for Louisiana. The South gets a bad rap, which to me is unjustified. I also loved NY & MA…Boston is a great town. Hated Los Angeles but found my true niche in rural southern CA. There are things to love about every single place on Earth.

    • Maya says:

      I personally think that BBT was a match to the young woman Angelina was then – wild, experimenting, don’t care about what others think attitude.

      Brad is matching to the woman she has since then become – a mother, humanitarian worker, someone who wants to star in and direct movies about a human’s inner strength etc.

      Same with Brad – he was with Gwyneth during he up and coming stardom and they were both into the Hollywood lifestyle. Then he was with Jennifer when the Hollywood lifestyle topped the peak with parties, weeds etc and towards the end he was beginning to grow mature and got tired of the Hollywood lifestyle.

      Now with Angelina he has matured, a father, award winning career and humanitarian worker and someone who focuses on how to leave a good legacy behind for his children.

      That is why I think Brad and Angelina are soulmates and perfect match.

    • Esmom says:

      Looking at these photos made me remember how cute they were together.

    • V4Real says:

      “I can’t get over how different AJ’s face was back then compared to now. Maybe I just can’t get past the eyebrows, but her jawline & face shape is very different”

      Yes her face made a drastic change; she was pretty then but around 2004/05 is when she became stunning.

    • boopti says:

      I always interpret comments like yours as subtle shade on Brad and Angie’s relationship. Yeah suuuuure..her ex, the guy that was 30 Yrs her senior, who wasn’t into being a parent when she was, and who Angelina says she was with for the wrong reasons I.e., because she said she was lost and didn’t know herself..is her “BEST MATCH.” REALLY?

      I have no doubt that the reason the bbt/angie pairing is the one that some women favor the most is mainly because those women have always hated the fact that Brad Pitt and she are together – so in saying that about her and bbt, they think they’re insulting Angie’s relationship with brad. Which is always a goal.

      No one sane, looking outside in at Brad and Angelina – their shared goals, children and all of their accomplishments and respect and incredible support of one another would ever say, ‘yeah they should go back to a relationship they were miserable and bored and where they had nada in common with the other person.’ Why say that? Except to diss.

      Same thing about her face being ‘so different,’ Lol no it isn’t…so just stop with the subtle shade. Her face was a bit fuller as she was early 20s, but her bone structure is exactly the same. She has her dad’s exact facial bone structure same jawline, cheekbones and nose..you can really see it now as it’s sans the bit of baby fat she had in 2000.

      • V4Real says:

        Someone is tripping BALLS on this post.

        Cecilia how about them Balls for crying out loud. Your goal in life is to insult Brad and AJ.

      • Just Passing Through says:

        OMMMMMMMMMM…….. BALLS.

      • Xantha says:

        I concur with this and I would add: I think some people who do think her and BBT are best suited to each other say that because to be blunt, they never, at any point, ever wanted to bang BBT. He’s her “ugliest” ex so hey why not pair off the sexually threatening wild woman to a man like him?

      • Cecilia says:

        Yeah, V4Real…I have a number of goals in my life but I didn’t realise one of them was to insult BP & AJ. I have too many BALLS in the air to care.

        On a side note: I think BBT is a good Actor. I liked he & AJ together in Pushing Tin — There was a palpable sizzle.

      • V4Real says:

        For the record I would have banged Billy “BALLS Thorton”

        So speak for yourself all you Ball Busters. Oh and before I forget…. BALLS

      • Just Passing Through says:

        I thought they were hot together……he’s not the most handsome guy around but he does have a certain sex appeal, although he did turn me off with that Canadian radio interview he did a few years back.

        My favorite AJ pairing is Jonny Lee Miller, though. Not a Brad fan….never have been……dating back to Thelma & Louise. I always wanted Angelina to end up with someone other than him. Oh, well.
        :(

      • Cecilia says:

        I thought they were hot together as well. They just seemed well-suited…And yes, BBT has a certain type of appeal. He seems confident, secure & well-hung.

      • lisa2 says:

        @booti..

        You are absolutely right in your assertion. But we fans are not suppose to be smart enough to pick up on the subtle shade.. and when we do well we are loonie and well

        RINGING BALLS..

        I’m a lot of things dumb ain’t one of them.. ITAW you. Now if we go on another thread and talk about past relationships of other celebs being so much better and better suited.. wonder what we will be called then.

      • Principle_of_The_Thing says:

        I can’t believe there are some who can’t see what she is doing. Thanks for stating the truth boopti.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        What an odd conspiracy theory. Your rationale is really quite fascinating. It seems to be based soley on the fact that people do not want Ms. Jolie with Mr. Pitt. Do you assume this because of his prior marriage?

        People move on. Jennifer has. Brad has. Anjelina has. I am certain they would be thrilled if the rest of the world do the same.

        Billy Bob and Angie had great chemistry. So what if people liked them together? They were pure lust. To analyze it further is just feeding the beast that should have died a long time ago.

    • Camille (The Original) says:

      Oh, such dumb BALLS Cecilia.

    • Principle_of_The_Thing says:

      That’s Ball Cecilia.

  12. drscully says:

    I wonder what people would say about Jolie if she looked like Lena Dunham and lead the same kind of life

  13. Tracy says:

    It comforts me to know I was not the only one with awful eyebrows back in the day. ;-)

    • FingerBinger says:

      LOL! I had bad eyebrows too. Not quite as bad as Angelina’s though. Those eyebrows are hysterical.

    • Nina W says:

      I still have my awful eyebrows, too bad for the rest of you I guess, I only have to see them in the mirror. I do trim them though, seriously they get so long they start sticking out, crazy brow I call it, but I do not have the time or energy to try to change what I was given. I come from some very hairy people, you should see the brows in my family, all thick and black on both sides. My aunt plucked hers into oblivion and now draws them on, no thanks.

  14. Soulsister says:

    I think it’s really cool that Angie still has such a great relationship with both of her ex-husbands because, to me, it indicates what a lovely person Angie is that her ex’s still have such a high regard for her.

  15. Ag says:

    of course, there are racist people in the north and non-racist people in the south. but for all of our anecdotal evidence, here is scientific proof that the south is indeed more racist than the north. there is a “legacy of structural racism” there, and we would be fools to pretend that there isn’t.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/06/south-more-racist-north

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/10/18/2786841/yes-south-different-race/

  16. Meredith says:

    Fargo is awesome. He’s right in that TV is where the good storytelling is these days. I only go to the theater for whatever Marvel puts out and thats only because husband just HAS to see it in theaters. I’ll wait for it to get to DVD for any other film.

  17. lucy2 says:

    I’m really enjoying Fargo so far, it’s very well done. FX has a pretty good track record with their original programming.
    OMG those eyebrows. I don’t remember that at all.

  18. Fan says:

    I don’t know why she continued to maintain friendship with him. He was not a good influence to her when she was married to him. I noticed that every time he needs to promote something, he brings her up. That is very disrespectful to Brad Pitt. Not unless he has some kind of black mail that he is using against her. Brad probably knows this. Otherwise, why would Brad tolerate this? I think he can not let go of her.

  19. mercy says:

    Looking at these pictures, and I still can’t believe this happened. Billy Bob will always have a place in my heart, though. Sling Blade is an amazing film that resonates as strongly with me today as it did the first time I saw it. One of those films I never get tired of.

  20. Ravensdaughter says:

    This is old news…

  21. Amy85 says:

    I don’t know why people think this is news or scandal. Billy Bob has said this a couple of times before. Besides he came to a couple of her premieres so obviously they’re still friends. Baffling why this is a headline.

  22. Fan says:

    I am getting tired of this BBT thing. Every time he needs to promote something, he talks about Angelina and nothing else is new. The same words over and over again.

    • TC says:

      Bingo! He’s in promotion mode so the AJ stories come out because he knows they’ll get press attention. Notice how he always brings up Angie, but you never hear Angie talking about him? Funny that.

    • Nina W says:

      To be fair I think the interviewers always bring it up with him, maybe he could ask them to stop and he doesn’t but it’s the tabloids that constantly force the AJ connection, they do it all the time with him, with Jonny Lee Miller and with JA. It’s irritating, we get it, they were once into each other and AJ is a saint.

  23. cro-girl says:

    Whoa. Didnt think there was one terrible picture of her but there it is. She looks like she did heroin for a few months and then went to whatever event that was.

  24. d b says:

    I absolutely love this post — two loonbait subjects in one entry: AJ and “the South”

  25. Jen says:

    Hey celebitches, what’s all this about the “balls”?

    • Camille (The Original) says:

      It’s a way to deflect either negative or critical comments/opinions.

    • doofus says:

      Camille sort of has it right…

      not to deflect negative or critical comments or opinions EXACTLY, it’s more done to put the brakes on a “get ready to fight” type of comment.

      so often the TRIANGLE threads (or even any Jolie/Pitt/Aniston thread that’s NOT about the triangle) wind up falling into nasty back-and-forth between superfans and non-superfans, with name calling and other poor behavior. the BALLS was started to put the brakes on any potential fights and to try to get people to STOP bringing the triangle into EVERY post on any of these three. some folks are a little over-invested in that subject. as I’ve said, this site can be lots of fun with civil and funny discussions, but some folks appear to be in the mindset that it’s not fun unless you’re arguing or insulting someone.

      If you don’t want to be on Team one-or-the-other, join Team Balls. Because BALLS are always funny.

  26. TedTheodoreLogan says:

    They still screw each other from time to time.

  27. Mrs. Odie says:

    It’s hard to get past the eyebrows, but when I do, I’m struck by those Vicodin pupils. Good God, Lemon. Especially contrasted with the other picture where they’re dilated like she’s in a Renaissance portrait.

    • Tara says:

      Vicodin and other opiates/opioids constrict (“pin”) the pupils, not dilate them. Speedy things like coke, crystal and coffee dilate pupils.

    • boopti says:

      See no balls here. But call aniston fug and it’s balls all around.

    • Principle_of_The_Thing says:

      Um, have you heard of a concept called lighting? Even camera flashes? You CANNOT determine if a person is on something by 2 dimensional photos. Ask any Doctor. That’s because a photo captures a split second in time, and 5 seconds later, the pupil could have dilated when the cameras moved on. It is IMPOSSIBLE to ascertain if a person is on drugs on one 2 dimensional split second photo and you are irrational and deeply misinformed if you think you can and your post has ANY validity, whatsoever. In both pics her pupils are NORMAL sized. Her pupils are normal size and hardly pinpoint in the top one. Stop trying to read into it something there isn’t to suit your preconceived prejudices against her. Everyone’s eye constricts and dilates rapidly and regularly during the day. Lighting, movement, glare, reflection. It means nothing more than that. I guarantee you that your pupils are pinpricks intermittently during the day, and dilated intermittently during the day. Ever seen a Dr shine a penlight in each eye? Know why they do that? Because healthy pupils constrict to teeny tiny pinprick size when in bright light. Hence the saying ‘pupils fixed and dilated’ (meaning not constricting to light) when a person has died. Alive human beings eyes constrict to mere pinpricks when strong light (flashes) are shone right in their eyes. Everyone’s eyes do it. It is a completely normal function. Ask your Dr to further explain it to you because you seem very ill-informed.

      • Mrs Odie says:

        This is very personal for you. I’m just making an observation of a photo, and a contrasting photo of someone who has openly admitted experimenting with drugs years ago. Aren’t these picture about 10-15 years old?

        Celebs pictures are usually taken with flashes, but they don’t all have little pinpoint pupils in the photos.

        I will make an appointment with my eye doctor, at your request, since your concern touches me deeply. He’s the one who explained to me that Renaissance painters would give people large pupils because it makes them look more youthful, so I’m sure he’ll be happy to share his knowledge with me.

      • Principle_of_The_Thing says:

        You’re the one who seems to need to look for the bad in her and have nothing nice to say about her so that makes it personal for you. Again, the top photo shows a normal-sized pupil, not a ‘pinpoint’ one. I suggest you google or ask your doctor what a pinpoint pupil looks like.

  28. BlackBetty says:

    Billy Bob always seems obsessed with Angelina. Isn’t he over her? He seems to still bring her up in EVERY interview. Is he seeing anyone else?

  29. ShakenNotStirred says:

    This balls business is juvenile.

  30. Amy says:

    I don’t think he’s obsessed with her. He was simply ASKED about her. I used to not like him but I saw a long interview with him on Norm MacDonald’s video podcast and I really like him now. I think people have the wrong idea about him.

  31. Shoe_Lover says:

    I;m an Aussie so i don’t know about the prejudices people hold toward the american south. But when i visited the USA i went all over and in the south people were incredibly polite and welcoming and just really lovely.