Angelina and Brad were at the Independent Spirit Awards over the weekend, where they revealed Angelina’s baby bump. They didn’t show up at the Beverly Hills Hotel for the charity event that night in which Angelina was listed as a co-host along with Jennifer Aniston and about 10 other celebrities. The ultimate in Hollywood showdowns didn’t happen, and it was Brad and Angelina who skipped out while Aniston attended for about an hour:
ANGELINA Jolie and Brad Pitt, expecting their second biological child, avoided an Oscar meeting with Pitt’s ex Jennifer Aniston by pulling out of a party they were all set to attend.
The pair were due to meet Brad’s ex-wife Jennifer at a pre-Oscars party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, but instead decided to go to the nearby Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Aniston spent an hour mingling with stars including George Clooney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Seal and Heidi Klum before retreating back to the one of the hotel’s private bungalows.
[From The Sydney Herald]
I initially thought that the whole Aniston vs Jolie-Pitt faux feud was just media hype, until they skipped the party, but were still seen at the Independent Spirit Awards that same night.
Angelina was nominated for a Independent Spirit Award for best actress, so that would explain why she decided to head there instead of a pre-Oscar party. Angelina lost in the best actress category to Ellen Page, who took home the Independent Spirit award for her performance in Juno. They weren’t nominated for any Oscars, and didn’t attend the ceremony or any Oscars parties. The couple didn’t attend last year’s Oscars ceremony or parties, either, so maybe this was just par for the course for them.
Note by Celebitchy: The party was press free and there are no photos outside the event that I can tell, so I’m not sure how the Sydney Herald knows that Brad and Angelina didn’t attend. It sounds like they’re assuming that they didn’t go based on the fact that the Independent Spirit Awards were that night too.
Update by Celebitchy: Thanks to everyone who pointed out that The Independent Spirit Awards were over by 4 PM, which was plenty of time to go to this party. Many people went to both and there were pictures taken outside.
Thanks to Splash News for these pictures from Saturday.