Angelina Jolie is addicted to Angry Birds, but Jack Black can still beat her

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This is a very amusing story in this week’s National Enquirer, who try to make a mini scandal out of what should be just a laughable anecdote. Supposedly Angelina Jolie is addicted to the number one game on iTunes like so many of us, Angry Birds. She’s been playing it nonstop during breaks on the set of Kung Fu Panda 2, and the crew is scared to play her because she’ll make them play until she beats them. She also is said to get so into the game that she’ll “scream and yell and make screechy bird sounds.” I hope she taunts her opponents with those smug “heh heh heh” grunts that the pigs make when you miss them. Those are my favorite even though you’re trying to blast those suckers.

Angelina Jolie is so obsessed with the video game “Angry Birds” that the cast and crew of “Kung Fu Panda 2” were terrified she’d peck them to death!

The 35 year-old star played the addictive game nonstop during breaks from doing voice work on the animated film, sources say, and her competitive drive wreaked havoc on the set.

“Angelina’s completely consumed with ‘Angry Birds.’ If she had even 10 minutes of downtime, she’d challenge anyone to a quick game,” a set insider told The Enquirer.

“She’d get so into it that she’d scream and yell and make screechy bird sounds. The crew was scared to beat her because if they did, she’d demand a rematch.”

The “Angry Birds” vidieo game, in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at evil pigs – has taken Hollywood by storm…

On Angelina’s movie set, actor Jack Black… was the only person willing to challenge [her], said the source.

“The last thing anyone wanted to do was tick off the biggest movie star in the world, but Jack just ate up all the tension,” said the source. “He’d beat Angelina three out of four times and then razz everyone else because they wouldn’t play with her.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 4, 2011]

The people at the Enquirer need to actually play Angry Birds before they write pieces like this. There’s nothing shameful about wanting to smash those pigs. It’s a great game and I know plenty of other people that love to play like we do at my house. My kid even convinced me to buy him a plush toy of that puffy red bird, and it’s his favorite stuffed animal. It’s a great game and I bet Angie’s kids get into it too, with Maddox the reigning champion. You know that Maddox mops the floor with everyone else.

On another note – they’re still working on Kung Fu Panda 2? I thought that was coming out this summer. (Moms pay attention to these things.) I just checked and it has a release date of May 26 this year. No wonder they don’t want Angelina to get distracted during work time. They need to finish that movie already.

Oh in case you’re not familiar with Angry Birds – here’s a link to a video showing the game.

Photo of Angelina from 12/16/10. Photos of Angelina with Jack Black from Kung Fu Panda premiere at Cannes on 5/15/09.




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  1. Cherry Rose says:

    Oh god, my ex-boyfriend would stay up late playing that stupid game on his phone. >.<

  2. Sigh. says:

    I almost had to murder my grown-ass (late teens, early twenties) cousins for playing “Angry Birds Rio” a la Jolie style just last night! Birds calls to challenge each other and all…

    That dude is getting soooo rich off of that game…good for him.

    EDIT: AND KFP2 has a “set?”

  3. Sakyiwaa says:

    say what? oh, NE…

  4. Addie says:

    Glad that they are focusing on an innocent story about Angie (for now) for a change.

    Being that I am South African. I am shocked at the amount of untruth the tabloid magazines over in the US are allowed to print and get away with.

  5. Rita says:

    I have something of a personal history with Jack that goes back to when he was 15 and continues today (that’s all I’ll say). He is a very down to earth, respectfull, and generous person. Not Ghandi, but a nice guy and yes, I know he’d open up a can of whoop-ass on AJ without the slightest sense of intimidation, although her children could probably bully the crap out of him which he’d love.

  6. Jack Black is a stone cold nut!! I love him!!!

  7. Alicia says:

    Stories about this woman are getting sillier by the day. Though this one strikes me as funny. However, most cartoon voice over work is not done on a “set”, but in a studio and most of the time, it is done one character at a time, not with everyone. So, the good old Enquirer needed a Jolie story that made her look loopy (this time with a video game of all things) and maybe, just maybe made one up, not that they have ever done that before, especially with her!!

  8. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    She likes to make screeching noises???

    ok, thats weird.

  9. Sakyiwaa says:

    aww, i loved that green dress! nice pics with JB.

  10. Riley says:

    You know it is going to be a slow celebitty news day when the most interesting story during the morning edition is about Angelina playing Angry Birds. Oh and @notpretentious: I love Jack Black too. I saw a picture of him with his son the other day and his little boy is sooooo cute, and Jack makes a super cute proud papa.

  11. whitedaisy says:

    Who ISN’T addicted to Angry Birds?

  12. Quest says:

    This game is addictive…lol…funny story

  13. lucy2 says:

    I’ve never played that game – is it that fun?
    I like that green dress too. She looked very pretty when pregnant.

  14. N.D. says:

    Funny story but the hottest news about her is that apparently she added 7th line to her kids-birth-coodrinates tatoo.

    Check the pic.

    (the guy is some actor from her directorial debut)

  15. Saskia says:

    I’ve only ever played Angry Birds on the phone app, so I’m kind of fascinated by the concept of actually playing against an opponent. Also, I’ve been playing for nearly a year and a half, but I think I muted it after the first five minutes and I have no memory of what the pigs sound like. Apparently I’ve been missing out.

  16. fabgrrl says:

    I don’t even play the game myself, but I still make the screechy bird sound for my kid, and he does the pig laugh back at me. This is a cute anecdote. Why are people so determined to make this woman look bad?

  17. Melanie says:

    Rita~ Fess up, Who are you? Are you a pro comedian like Rita Rudner? That is the only one I can think of. Come On!

  18. GeekChic says:

    I tried to play Angry Birds, but I was upset that the birds that you fire just go “poof” and disappear in a puff of feathers (plus I sucked at it). I mean, games where I’m fighting bad guys and the bad guys go “poof” don’t bother me, but these are innocent birds that just want their eggs back that I am rocketing to their deaths. I won’t play Burn the Rope for a similar reason — you have to light these poor, innocent bugs on fire to connect sections of rope. Why bugs? Why not like plastic pieces or some sort of inanimate object?

    Yes, I know, I’m way, way too sensitive. My daughter rolls her eyes and shakes her head at me, too. *hangs head in shame*

  19. MikeyAngel says:

    LOVE the green dress. Is it crazy that I think she is even prettier when pregnant than otherwise? Don’t get me wrong, I think she is pretty all the time but she looks like a goddess here. Don’t have a clue about Angry Birds, but I am sure my husband does. I might have to check it out. That is crazy about the extra line on her coordinates tattoo. Big announcement soon I expect! If they adopted again I hope they picked another child from Africa, just so Empress Zahara has someone that looks like her, how the triplets look alike and Maddox and Pax semi-look alike. I am not trying to be rude with that comment, I don’t want to offend anyone.

  20. sassenach says:

    @ 19. I don’t think you were being rude. Brad’s sister has adopted two children from Ethiopia so I am sure that Zahara doesn’t feel alone. Brad’s family visits more than people think.

  21. Rita says:



    I couldn’t resist Goopy’s third law of famewhoring:

    “If you are boring, drop the name of someone who isn’t.”

    Jack’s private personality is only similiar to his public persona in his enthusiasm for fun. Otherwise, he’s as normal as you and I….well probably just you. Can’t say anymore….we celebs must mantain a certain mystique you know? LOLOL

  22. Eve says:

    Drop dead gorgeous in that olive green dress. Stunning!

  23. M says:

    this game took so many hrs of my life, it’s shameful 😀

  24. Melanie says:

    RITA! WAS I CLOSE????? YOU ARE A COMEDIAN RIGHT??????? Dude! I know! Joan Cusack. If I guess right will you tell me?

  25. Eve says:

    @ N.D.:

    That’s Croatian actor Rade Serbedzija.

  26. Rita says:


    You’re a blast. You give me credit for your terrific sense of humor.

    Love ya sista!!!

    (My Leno contract expires at the end of the year as does the confidentiality clause….we’ll talk then)

  27. PrettyTarheel says:

    Now the truth is starting to seep out… We thought you were one of us, just more gifted and extraordinary. Now we find out that *sob* celebs…they AREN’T just like us. They are more clever and witty.
    Next thing I know, you’re going to tell me Alba and Biel are being considered for Mensa.

  28. Melanie says:

    Ahaaaa, Good clue. Thanks for hanging here and making us laugh. People should get paid for their jokes, youknowwhatimean?

  29. N.D. says:

    @GeekChic I feel the same! I’d rather play the game where you have to save them/feed them etc.

  30. sickofit says:

    @ rita and melanie: go ahead you two make my day ( its been awful until NOW)
    and the game looks ok, but the sounds make it the real sh*t *hahihi huuuii*

  31. Cheyenne says:

    Cherry Rose: Oh god, my ex-boyfriend would stay up late playing that stupid game on his phone. >.<

    Is that why he’s an ex? 🙂

  32. Rita says:


    “Next thing I know, you’re going to tell me Alba and Biel are being considered for Mensa.”

    Hope not to disappoint, but we took a vote last week….they’re out.

  33. Flotus says:

    Well, this only proves one thing…she has an “addictive” personality! Damn, who knew?

    The real question is, why is she leaning back, poking that pregnant belly out? Was she trying to convince us of something? Oh Angie, stop!

  34. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Angry birds is hugely addictive and this story about Angelina playing it makes her seem much more human rather than the beautiful untouchable goddess that she is

    Side note, Angie looked sensational in the green dress…my girl crush forever!!

  35. GeekChic says:

    @N.D., me too! I’d much rather save/rescue the critter than make it go poof. At least I’m not the only sap out there. Long live us big hearted saps, right? 🙂

  36. mln76 says:

    Silly story if this is the worst an insider on set could come up with she must be a breeze to work with.

    @Flotus uhm was that question really necessary? I think only a blind person could doubt she was pregnant. Or one of those demented people over at FF.

  37. Flotus says:

    mln 76, please tell me what FF is! People keep using that term on here and I have NO idea what you are talking about….so, please share. Demented? Not hardly!

  38. Lisa Turtle says:

    Green is Angie’s color.

  39. mln76 says:

    @flotus Female First a website devoted to hating on Angelina claims she amoung other things is connected to the CIA, a drug runner, involved with voodoo and that she was never pregnant with twins.

  40. truthSF says:

    My daughter is obsessed with that game.

    p.s. I hate playing video games because I get so into it I’ll start yelling at the games and throwing it on the ground if I lose.

    P.s. I knew there was a reason I wanted Rita to get her own blog….love your posts and I can’t wait to that clause runs out, lol.

  41. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Wow you ladies are cracking me up today!

  42. PrettyTarheel says:

    Well, at least Mensa knows how to keep out the riff-raff, unlike Hollywood. *side-eye at anyone named Kardashian, Hilton, or Lohan*

  43. flourpot says:

    I thought I read here that AJ didn’t do technology which is why she was never fussed over gossip crap. She just never saw any of it. Perhaps with the kids getting older, she – like alot of us probably – has an XBox taking up space in the middle of her livingroom. With that said, lets hope she has an Android instead of an iphone.

  44. Praise St. Angie! says:

    that pic of Jack Black doing the kick with Jolie posing is SO FUNNY! I like that green dress, too…one of her better red carpet looks.

    I’m not sure I buy this story as it’s from the NE, but it’s funny as hell if it’s true.

    and Rita, I’m SO jealous that you know him, and have for so long.

    he’s one of my favorite comic actors. He can make any movie funny, and he strikes me as an extremely nice person.

  45. sandy says:

    what a cute story, Angie has so many sides to her, i don’t play video games. she is one gorgeous lady, wow!!! stunning.. major girl crush.

  46. Bellatrix says:

    @Rita: That’s Hot!

    *swishes fake blond hair*

  47. Cheyenne says:

    @Flotus: Female First has also accused Angie of satanism and running a world-wide child prostitution ring. In fact, about the only thing they haven’t accused her of (yet) is cannibalism.

  48. lisa says:

    Really confused.. what SET are they talking about. KFP 2 is an animated film. YOU go into a sound booth and do the voice work. Why would she be sitting around waiting on a set. Plus she has said she in not good at computer games. But she has 2 sons old enough to play them. She has said that they have called her back in because when Jack had to add or redo something he changed things or did something where she had to go back in to add voice work.

    There is NO set on animated films. It takes a few days to do the voice work. So this story is bogus.

    And of course we get the FFers with their snark and silliness regarding anything about her. They take a magnifying lens and look at every word and try to twist it to something negative. Grow up and get a life. Angie’s life seems quite nice.

  49. Melanie says:

    Don’t. You. Dare. Talk. About. Angie. Liking. Video. Games. GROWUPANDSHUTUP.

  50. Kiska says:

    I LOVE Angry Birds! I played it until my fingertips burned and my eyes got bloodshot.

  51. DetRiotgirl says:

    @Lisa I also wondered about that. However, I LOVE Angry Birds. So, part of me kind of wants this to be true anyway. Lol

  52. Cheyenne says:

    @lisa and DRG: I think she is also working on the film she shot in Hungary and Bosnia several months ago.

  53. Mrs. Odie 2 says:

    Oh God, she’s going to kill us all!

  54. Camille says:

    Haha, funny story. 😆

    Also, how gorgeous is AJ. Truly a stunning beauty.

  55. angry birds says:

    She’s gorgeous and angry birds is my fav app right now!

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