The face touching is at 5:20 into the video above
When Brad Pitt was in Cannes to promote Inglourious Basterds, he gave an exclusive interview to Ann Curry of the Today Show. Ann is one Brangelina’s favorites – she’s interviewed both Brad and Angelina multiple times, often as some kind of “exclusive”. I’m not sure what happened to the vastly superior Good Morning America hostess Diane Sawyer, who used to be the person Brad went to for big interviews, but I digress.
As many will remember (or review in the above link) in the Ann Curry Cannes interview, Ann fondled Brad at one point, reaching over and touching his face in kind of a grossly too-intimate way. According to Star magazine, Ann’s touchy-feely journalism was the last straw. Brad has now put some kind of codicil in his interview contracts that there will be “No touching of The Pitt.”
Brad Pitt is more than a little touchy these days. He has added a clause to his publicity contract forbidding reporters from laying a finger on him!
After NBC’s Ann Curry unexpectedly squeezed his face during a May 20 chat, Brad decided to get a handle on grabby interviewers.
“He’s tired of being poked and prodded like a piece of meat,” a source tells Star. “From now on, if you want to talk to Brad, you’ll have to keep your hands to yourself. Or risk getting sued!”
Would it be worth it?
[From Star Magazine, print edition, June 22 2009]
Chuckle. I’m not sure if I believe it, but it’s pretty funny. I can actually imagine Brad physically trying to dodge the fondling of multiple interviewers.
A few days ago, OK! Magazine ran this weird interview with Ann Curry where she seems… dare I say it… like a full-fledged Brangaloonie. She’s working hard for those Brangaloonie merit badges, too. She’s already got the “Zahara’s Birdcalling” patch and the “Pax’s Build-A-Fire” pin. You know, I’m a fan of both Brad and Angelina, but this kind of gushing doesn’t do much for our cause:
Most people won’t have the chance to see Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt in person, much less speak to them, but NBC journalist Ann Curry has interviewed the couple many times, and says they’re just as impressive in person as they are in magazines and movies.
“I like her a lot,” Ann tells OK! at the UJA-Federation of New York’s Leadership Awards Dinner on June 9 of interviewing Angie. ” I see her as a very smart person, a very compassionate person who does movies.”
But beyond talking about Angelina’s work onscreen, Ann says they also chat about what really matters in life.
“What I love is that when you talk to actors you know the good they can do – it’s really touching because there are so many reasons why they could be just selfish and focus on themselves, but they’re not,” Ann explains to OK!. “When very, very powerful people like Angie and Brad are focused on lovely projects that really change peoples’ lives you just want to applaud them. It’s just fantastic.”
Speaking of fantastic projects, Ann let it slip that the power couple might have something big in the works.
“In fact I may be talking to Angie coming up very soon,” Ann reveals, adding that while she can’t tell all right now, it’s “something important and I’m excited to see her again.”
[From OK! Magazine]
“I’m excited to see her again.” Yes, of course, Ann. Because you’re a full-fledged Brangaloonie! Or is this just about Ann wanting all of the Brange’s exclusives? They’re probably two of the biggest “gets” of entertainment journalism, and it makes sense that Ann would talk up someone if she hopes that person will give her some kind of scoop. So, what will Angelina’s big announcement be? Oh my God, triplets! No touching, Ann!
Written by Kaiser
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