I published this Angelina Jolie story later in the day yesterday, because I knew I was going to be consumed by NEW JOLIE PHOTOS today. The photo call for Kung Fu Panda 2 has already gone down, and I think Jolie and Brad Pitt are due at the big evening premiere tonight…? Maybe. I’m seeing that the Tree of Life premiere isn’t happening until Monday, and I thought that was happening tonight. Ten bucks says that whenever Jolie appears on an evening red carpet, she’ll be wearing either A) A glittery sack or B) black. No, I shouldn’t be so harsh. For Cannes, Angelina sometimes tries something new. Fingers crossed that Angelina wears something awesome.
As for La Jolie at the KFP 2 photo call – she looked nice. Her skin looked great (her skin has been looking amazing for months now). Her hair was okay (not great but not bad). And she wore a glorious beige sack and cinched it with a belt. PRAISE IT. Here are some quotes from Angelina at the KFP press conference:
On violence in KFP2 and showing her kids violent films: “You have to know your children. There are children that have a better understanding and are ready earlier than others. But for a film like this, I don’t see this as a film that’s too violent. I think this is actually quite the opposite because the strength, even in the final battle, the inner peace and sending back that negative energy is what wins. My boys are in martial arts classes. Boys are boys and they have a certain kind of energy, naturally. It’s been wonderful to get them focused on martial arts to teach them about the discipline and the respect and the control of their own bodies. I think to ignore that that’s a part of humanity, especially little boys, is wrong. So it’s to help guide them — what’s a positive thing, what’s a good guy, To try not to [use violence] certainly, but if you have to, to defend yourself.”
On bringing the kids to Cannes: “Yes, we’re all in France. Our whole family is in France and we’re very happy. They’re running around the hotel right now, playing games and making a giant mess, I’m sure. They’re having a great time. They love it here. Cannes can be overwhelming and it can be that you meet a lot of friendly faces and have a good laugh and you also get a chance to see some great films. It’s very nice.”
On picking KFP2 to appeal more to her kids: “We’re all big kids at heart…but in many ways I did it for them and I was excited for them to see it. The trick of a sequel is you have to make it better than the first one, which is hard to do especially when the first one is so successful, and I think we pulled it off.”
On finding inner peace: “Especially for people that have children. You wake up and if they’re healthy, you know that that’s the most important thing, so you have first of all that peace. They also come with a lot of chaos, but we’re all searching for it. It’s part of the human journey. We all have moments of inner peace and we lose it and we look for it again. But really it’s in knowing the people you love are safe and healthy. That’s the best.”
On her real life alter ego to all her tough characters: “Certainly my alter ego is who I am 100%, which is a mommy who is changing diapers and coloring all night long. I’m sure I’m very very soft. I’ve always been drawn to strong characters and I admire strong women, emotionally and physically, just people I feel are fighting for something. . .have a sense of justice and injustice. I’ve been very lucky that I came to my career at a time that women are being allowed these roles and have such great opportunities for these types of characters.”
[From Pop Sugar]
Sounds good. I’m sure some people will react poorly to her comments about exposing her kids to violence, but I think she sounds like a mom who has actually thought about all of those issues long and hard, and come up with the solutions that work for her. Plus, I think the Jolie-Pitt kids are exposed to real-life scenarios where they see the real effects of violent societies – she and Brad let the kids meet wounded veterans, refugees, etc.
Back to the photo call – Jack Black was predictably hyperactive, and he and Angelina are totally cute together. Dustin Hoffman was there too! My favorite photos are the ones of Angelina making a face as she embraces the panda.
Photos courtesy of WENN.
She looks amazing,i love all the combinations;the dress,shoe and bracelet
There will be no rc for KFP2. So LA Jolie is not preggers, the dress is cute
I think she looks good. It’s difficult for her to find clothes to suit, she has a very square torso with no waist to speak of. Why the hell is Dustin Hoffman wearing those hideous trainers with a suit?
I love AJ, but just once I would like to see her in a hot pink silk or a lemon-yellow outfit….something that makes her POP instead of looking all washed out. 🙁
“Boys are boys and they have a certain kind of energy, naturally.” Amen, sister. I have 3 (1 mine, 1 his, 1 ours) and that is the God’s honest truth: boys are boys and there is something innate in a boy that can turn a stick into a sword and almost anything into a weapon. And martial arts is a great way to channel that energy and teach self-control, as well as self-defence (until they start using it on people just because they can). Voice of experience here.
As for the dress: Blah; but I love that the whole family is in France together!
Good God, shes thinner than Posh, and I didnt think anyone could do it.
plain and boring
She looks fantastic. Is she wearing the jewelry from her new line? Looks like it.
Who does Angelina thinks she is fooling, in that belted dress. Another Brad Pitt is on it’s way.
She always looks happier hanging out with Jack Black than she ever does with Brad Pitt.
she is beautiful, and a bit of just a tiny tiny tan would do wonders for her!
She looks good, as does the dress. Light, fun, and not over-done.
SHE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL ! =)
She is unbearably thin. The outfit is the best she’s looked in a long time. If only she would think it was sheik to gain 5-10 lbs. I wonder if she purposely wants to look Victoria Secret model-scary.
I think it’s an easygoing, classy look for her. I like her hair, and although her jewelry line is meh to me, I think the emeralds are good. The belt is a little cheap-looking.
I think she gained some weight (not baby weight just weight) and looks much better than she did in the Tourist promotion
I love the pictures with the Panda. She looks great
Lovely as always!
I am amoung those (few) who ALWAYS adores what she wears.
I mostly wear black, grey or beige.They go well solidly or combined together without much thought to it.
Also, flowy loose clothing is very comfortable even if sack-like at times.
Some like variety in colors they wear, others not so much.
She looks great. Hopefully she’s done with Dinasty look phase. Can’t wait for KFP2, loved the first one very much.
Wow! She looks amazing as always! And I love Jack Black…my son and I will be going to see this for sure
There is no doubt she is beautiful but that dress makes her boobs look deflated.
In the second to last picture the panda is checking out her boobs, right?
Anyway, I agree that she looks much better than during The Tourist tour. She often looks quite good @ Cannes
Her waist is so thick.
She looks good, albeit a little buzzed maybe? In the last pic Dustin looks like he’s steadying her.
As for JB, I get the sense that he’s completely starstruck by AJ but works really hard to play it cool and keep it casual.
The dress is nice. The bracelet and ring really stand out against it.
Could someone please tell Dustin Hoffman that there are comfortable dress shoes available. Glow in the dark sneakers do not go with suits.
Well, on the bright side, I think this is the first time in at least 5 years that I have seen her legs at ALL. They look spindly in a loose dress like that though. This is not unhealthily thin for her body (been an Ange-bian for a loooong time kids), but if she’s gonna be all twiggy again, wearing a swingy knee-length number makes little sense. Her hair at least looks healthy and yeah, her skin’s a knockout. Even on her, if I see one more nude dress I’m gonna, I dunno, streak.
Understated elegance…she’s gorgeous and classy. Oh, and she’s on the Today Show right now being interviewed by Meredith Vieria in the same dress and it’s so much prettier than in the photos.
…How come Black and Latina stars haven’t been playing with browns? That would actually set people’s skin off and look potentially awesome.
She looks great… that dress is the best thing I have seen her wear at a public event in a long time even though it is a bit bland. She could definitely use another 20 pounds or so on her frame, but overall she looks good.
she looks really good. why is she better than everyone else though?
she may be pretty and all, but her dress sense only indicates that -and I’ll use Aussie slang – Angelina is a dag.
It’s Cannes, not a suburban shopping mall.
To a reply above: her waist isn’t thick, it’s that Angelina is straight up and down. She has no waist. Figure wise, she isn’t all that.
Good God, shes thinner than Posh, and I didnt think anyone could do it.
Victoria Beckham hates you so much right now. We all know she isn’t happy when she’s not the skinniest woman on earth.
On The Jolie, she looks good here. When I read the word “sack” I was prepared to see something like one of those atrocities she wore while promoting Salt. Love her face in the last three pictures.
I don’t like the hair though — I feel like combing it.
P.S.: Whenever I see Dustin Hoffman, I want to hug him.
Not gonna hate on her parenting….just her spindly legs and insect arms. She needs to fatten up a bit. The only time I’ve ever found her sexy was when she was pregnant.
I’ve no strong feelings towards Jolie either way. I think this is the best outfit I’ve seen her wear in years, lovely dress, soft, floaty and feminine.
I have to defend her against the criticism of her weight. Some people just happen to have skinny arms and legs, I do myself but my overall weight is fine. She wouldn’t have such an ample chest if she was unhealthy.
Love the jewelry, Love her
@Gina Eveyone ages differently. It depends on genes, bone structure, skin type, lifestyle (6 kids could be a handful) and lots of other things. Besides it’s very much like growing – doesn’t happen at a steady pace but rather as a series of jumps.
I’m the same age as her and from my experience she does look her age. It’s just she’s one of the very few people in HW who do not feel the need to keep artifically “perfecting” their looks all the time. I suspect her beauty rutines are minimalistic.
I think from the neck up she is completely flawless and beyond stunning, but have to agree with some on her body. It’s not much to write home about. And in that other post, with the pic of her in jeans, I never realized that she has absolutely no hiney at all.
I like the dress, but the belt does sort of draw attention to her lack of waist.
Not so much in these photos, but I saw a bit of this on TV this morning, and her face looked very thin. When she adds a few lbs she looks so much better, when she doesn’t, she looks 10 years older.
Her skin is so…shiny.
She looks gorg as usual though!
The dress (style) is really pretty, but the color?…beige just doesn’t look good on most people.
Just like yellow and orange, it’s gotta be JUST the right shade, and the person has to have the right skin-tone.
I would like it a lot more if it were a blue or blue/green. she looks great in those colors.
shes in these pics just looking worn out and much older than her age
Really how hard is her life?- she has a nanny for each child, she comes and goes when she wants, has help on every level…and yet she looks this haggard…
The belt breaks up the line of the dress.
@ olivia – It’s all that travel…very hard on the skin.
Oh Angie. Why do you wear something that only emphasizes your square waist?
Other than that, she looks beautiful.
This woman is effortlessly…BEAUTIFUL…
Her skin is GORGEOUS and her
EYES…mesmerizing. She does not wear a lot of makeup.
You just want to stare at her lovely face all day.
Brad, you hit the jackpot!
In the 6th picture, Angie looks like she just caught the Panda with a boner. And she’s making a porn star face. The picture totally cracks me up.
I’m not feeling the dress so much but I love the shoes and the jewelry.
I also heard there is no red carpet for KFP2.
@N.D.:”It’s just she’s one of the very few people in HW who do not feel the need to keep artifically “perfecting” their looks all the time. I suspect her beauty rutines are minimalistic.”
Seriously, thank you for giving me the biggest laugh I’ve had all day. What do you think she’s doing whilst SIX nannies are looking after her kids?!!
She’s glowing and beautiful, it seems effortless for her.
I found this interesting, “the inner peace and sending back that negative energy is what wins.”
Looks like she’s mastered that.
All the psychotic hatred and jealousy she’s endured has only made her stronger and more beautiful.
Love the entire outfit minus the tattoos. Maybe Angelina and Princess Catherine and her sis Pippa can usher in a new cleaner more sophisticated style that would be something to follow. I am tired of the trashy styles of hollywood that then percolate into larger society.
When I clicked on this link I expected it to be way worse. I think it fits her well and is okay. I just wish it wasn’t frickin nude! Gah. Get some color woman!
This dress would’ve been lovely in a baby blue or an emerald green! Probably an emerald green since the belt could go with.
But her face and hair looks lovely. She is so beautiful!
OK…as much as I want to hate her for being a homewrecker, she’s just so likeable now that she’s a mom. She instantly melted once she adopted Maddox. She and Brad appear to be wonderful parents. Z is still my fav!
She looks great out of the black! I love her jewelry, brings out her eyes.
@ tapioca, working? Maybe she needs nannies for her 6 kids with her line of work?
Angie needs to change up her hair a bit – it has been like this for years now. She looks fine – just wish that she would not dress like a 50 year old – she is in her 30’s. It is easy to be modest and still look good.
I think she is one of the few women in hollywood that was saved by her baby. Like Nicole Richie – the love they had for their child matured them and pulled them into adulthood. Good for them.
ok… it’s official…! i’m NEVER GONNA GET ENOUGH OF THIS WOMAN. even at her most benign.
it’s really cute. i can’t believe she tried a sorta flared skirt…omg.
How boring can a person get? Everything is beautiful but not on her; it’s all beige on a beige canvas.
she’s amazing!!! go angie!!!
@yadicakes: She’s done her voice work on KFP2 since The Tourist wrapped, and that is it! And if any other actress looked as rough as she does in the close-up (5th picture) you’d all be ripping her looks to shreds – see the SJP post for more details.
Invible penis on the 6th and last pictures!
The dress is cute, but its cut and the – ugly – belt emphasize her short torso. Not a good choice. The colour too is not flattering for a skin as pale as hers. Those emeralds (?) look like jelly mints, I want to eat them.
Let’s hope she’ll wear something decent and colourful tonight.
@brownstonefan: How do you “wreck” a home when the marriage was dead to begin with?
This dress was beautiful on film and was quite graceful.
very classy woman, intelligent too, i can see her playful side, she seems like she mellowed out since becoming a mom. this is just a job to her, not trying for the best of anything, that’s a good place to be in your life.
*makes a mental note to go on thyroid medication so my hair can grow as long as hers, like it used to.
NOW EAT A SAMMICH WOMAN.
The dress would probably look better on someone else. It just doesnt seem to be her style and comes off as boring to me. She’s pretty but her skin appears quite waxy. Too much exfoliation???
And Cheyenne. Are you the resident know it all in the Aniston/Pitt marriage? Perhaps Jolie was like Camilla Parker Bowles. The third wheel in an already troubled marriage. They don’t stand a chance of recovery or success with a vulture circling on the outskirts. I dont intend to come across as quarrellsome but unless you have some insider scoop you dont know anything more than anyone else on here. Despite the murky circumstances of their *beginning* Jolie and Pitt seem to enjoy their kids. She would probably not be doing these sorts of films if it were not for them.
I kind of like the sack, but she is still way too thin. I really wish all these Hollywood stars who do all these wonderful things for people with various problems would also do teenage girls and boys a favor and gain a few pounds. It does not help impressionable young kids with body image issues. No one can convince me that Angelina is not very particular about what she eats.
I like the dress. Not the most flattering cut on her/looks to big in the skirt but its a pretty, classy, simple dress and this is the best interview she has ever given.
@tapioca She also directed her own movie, edited it and it’s about time she started selling it.
Re 6 nannies – it’s tabloid fiction to begin with. They are photographed too from time to time, nannies I mean, and there are never more than 2 of them.
She is completely BEIGE….there is literally no color about her. She’s in the south of France in May for god’s sake! Maybe the posters here think this is so great because she always looks so bad? I just don’t get it…
For people talking about her weight she did gain some look at her arms their less veiny.
The reason why I used the term “homewrecker” is the fact that as a divorced woman myself, I think it’s proper decorum to make sure your boyfriend has told his wife they are getting divorced before you step out with him. None of us know what happened behind closed doors, but the paparazzi is there to document it all for us. A nice, clean “Jen and I are separating” before playing at the beach with Angie and Maddox is all. Jen and Brad’s marriage may have been dead, but separate before dating.
@Ski and brownstone: I called the marriage dead because Aniston said it herself in an interview. She said that by 2004, the marriage was over.
As for the term homewrecker, if anybody is the homewrecker it’s Brad Pitt. Nobody made him leave his marriage. He got out because he wanted out. If a man is happy and satisfied in his marriage, nobody can pry him away from his wife. Not even Angelina Jolie.
So not a Jolie fan but I think she looks lovely.
@brownstonefan BP and Aniston made a separation statement in early January and playing on the beach with Maddox happened in March. So they did follow your procedure to the letter.
I just LOVE her. But the dress? MEH!
I don’t know if this is the case in this situation, but I disagree with you Cheyenne. I know many men who love their wives and are happy but hormones just over come them. It takes a strong man during that time to stick to their long term partner/spouse. A woman looks good to them can make men do crazy things. Women to for that matter. The fact is that lots of men who love their wives and have a great life cheat. Some people believe that men were never made to be with just one woman. Some men will later will say that they made a mistake others realize that they actually do love the new woman more. Go figure.
She looks lovely, feminine and happy. Go, Angelina! 🙂
I think the thing that makes people still feel so bitter about this divorce is how clear Brad made it that he was glad to be rid of Jen. He didn’t act like a man who got caught he didn’t publicly beg to be taken back or say he regrets what happened he’s always made it clear by deed and by action that he’s where he wants to be. It goes against all conventional thinking and it irks alot of people who identify with the more ‘normal’ Aniston. No one was inside of that marriage and no one knows the exact minute when Brangelina began and never will but it’s time for the bitterness to end it’s getting ridiculous.
brownstone fan, the thing is, Angelina isn’t a homewrecker since no affair happened and Brad didn’t cheat. Its been proven that there was no affair. It was a tabloid hoax that you fell for. Btw, you say we don’t know, then say the tabloids are ‘there’ (where, in their home?) to document it all? Make up your mind. You do know that tabloids are 99.99% made up bs, don’t you? Or do you truly buy the lies and rubbish in them? Which would explain you believing they had an affair when they were innocent of that lie all along? Can I ask how you would feel if you were lied about and blamed for something you didn’t do and people hated you for something you never even did? When you like it? Think about that.
@bugsptay; You must be referring to yourself.
Gorgeous! Very classy.
She looks really great.
Are you aware that as an adult, feeling bitter about a breakup that isn’t your own, from people you don’t even know, more than 6 years after the facts, with noone even knowing the REAL and ALL facts, all what was going on in everyone’s involved personal life makes you a little bit sound pathologically…weird and pathetic ?
This is not Harlequin fairytale, this is REAL life and adults chose their life, their pace, their rythm, make their choices without consulting other adults on how to do it, when to do it, the way to do it, caring about their feelings over their own.
Even a friend wouldn’t allow such unhealthy involvement by her friend who still feel bittered by a breakup concerning her friend, especially 6 years after the facts and a string of boyfriends in between.
Your friend would tell you to move on and get over it cause you were not the one married to her ex husband and that your attitude show that you act like you were infatuated by your friend’s ex.
No other thing can explain such attitude when you act like the wounded woman showing more bitterness than the ex wifey who is living her life and has boyfriends.
Whats up with the granny shoes? And her hands are huge they are almost the same length as her head.
OMG Angie looks amazing and adorable times 1000. I just love that glow she has. I want my skin to glow like that. Love how cute she is with Jack Black and OMG Love Dustin’s black and yellow tennis shoes. Black and yellow, Black and Yellow!!! Hah.
Generally speaking I think if there’s trouble in a marriage one can think it’s easier to move on to someone new versus fixing what’s broken. If you have someone on the outside lurking about it can be pretty enticing. Personally I think all three have moved on. Maybe Jennifer was hurt or embarrassed because the day they announced their separation there was a cover spread of Angie, Brad and a bunch of kids. Next thing you know Brad is with Angie. Put yourself in her place. It’s gotta hurt at the time whether the marriage was over or not. I don’t see any bitterness. They all look happy. And let’s be real here. Most men think with their dick anyway!!! All my co-workers are men. I’ve heard it all. They’ll even salivate over the ugly ones if she’s showing cleavage etc.
skibunny, please don’t tell lies. They announced their separation on January 5, 2005. The WORK photoshoot didn’t happen until March/April. NOT the ‘same day’. I am so sick of people not being able to put themselves in ANGELINA’s shoes. Put yourself in her place. How would YOU like to be blamed, hated and slandered for something you never even did? Put yourself in ANGELINA’s shoes – just for once.
She is so beautiful and I loved her interview too. She consistently gives ‘good interview’. 😀
I don’t really care for the dress or its colour. It would have looked better had it been in green or another bright colour. I love her jewellery and hair though.
@mln76 #82: Excellent comment. 100% agree with you.
@36 – yay someone else finally gets it. If you’ve got thin legs/arms you’re always going to be accused of being “too thin” unless you either 1)Live out your life in pants or 2) Are actually overweight for your frame. I’m a ‘torso gainer’ and everyone always thinks I’m soooo thin as soon as I put on a skirt but I don’t get those comments otherwise.
I’ve noticed the opposite applies too – women who tend to have bigger arms, legs and face tend to be accused of being chunky even if they are slim.
Anyway – I think Angelina looks great here overall although I don’t like the hair.
Tapioca, there’s also a lot of promoting. I wish my job consisted of me jumping into a private jet, going to France and promoting my work. It is a lot of public image work and celebrities seem to be all over the world doing their jobs.
I would love a job like this but all I get is to drive hours in traffic in California, yes…we are the worst drivers 😉
I can’t get over her thick waist and her ugly outfit ! Nonetheless, she looks fine for 40 !
She seems to be saying: woah, fluffy!
Anyway I admire the beige sack. She really love sacks, doesn’t she? But this is one of the better.
@ 93 Annie
That’s why I said that they are pathological pathetic ones because in real life, such emotional involvment and complains about anyone in your entourage would make most people raise their eyebrows as to why you must feel so obssessesd and so invested in the past details and past life of your friend or sister’ ex, when she has several recent exes !
They act worst than the ex wife who actually lived what she lived, obssessed with some intimate details (which is kinda sick), regurgating them like a litany as to when it happened like they actually shared Pitt with Aniston and like they are still infatuated by him, being personally hurt by him like he left them and owe them some explaination or apologies for ruining their fantasy.
Pitt was a 40 year old man who doesn’t owe anyone anything relating to his life and how he lives it, let alone some women he don’t know about who were and are still living by proxy a fairytale through the Aniston/Pitt couple.
This is something you do when you are a teen, too emotionally invested in those Harlequin stuff, idfentifying way too much with one of the character beyond the sane level.
I said get over that juvenile infatuation and broken haert of yours. Pitt didn’t left YOU, never belonged to YOU to begin with which makes your complains and bittered comments years later when all the parties involved have each their life rather pathetic and out of date.
Let people you don’t know live their life, making their life decisons just like you won’t allow anyone telling you how to live yours, with whom and when !
mln76 and nnn agree with your comment. I think that attitude is noticed alot here with others who decide that a relationship is over and move on. For example Eddie Cibrian. He obviously was done with his wife and has moved on. Julia Roberts same story. Obviously these people mentioned above one of them or both were in a relationship when they found their new love (whether the relationship was working or not no one knows)and people just cannot seem to get over it. Just like the Brad/Angie/Jen thing. You cannot imagine the hate that Eddie gets. Move on people – he found a new love and is happy. I am hoping that mln 76 and nnn also post this kind of stuff on Eddie, Julia and others who have moved on with their lives. It is the new way out there – who really needs committment? Just live life as it finds you. However just because some of you here love them you don’t have to pretend that Angie looks good when she doesn’t. She is beautiful but today was not her day.
Im not a fan of hers, but she looks really nice in these photos..like the mom of 6 kids.
There’s a big difference between Eddie/Leann/Brandi and AJ/BP/JA. First, Eddie would have never left Brandi’s house. She had to kick him out when the cheating became publicly known.
Secondly, Leann went after Brandi on Twitter, from harassing her to copying what Brandi was wearing. Plus, she posted nonstop about her and Eddie and how “in love and wonderful” it is.
Whatever really happened in the triangle, it was done with more dignity and class than the mess Leann created with Eddie and Brandi. So really, it’s nowhere near the same thing.
@ Sam I think there is a big difference, If you believe the public statements of the three involved there was no cheating, there were no children involved and even before the shooting of MAMS there were separation rumors swirling around Pitt/Aniston. Quite honestly if Angelina had ever treated Jen Aniston with a fraction of the disrespect that LeeAnn has to Brandi & her children I’d no longer be a fan. As for Julia she’s had almost zero backlash for her T- shirt wearing ways most dislike her for her general diva ways.
She really is a natural beauty. She is not using botox or fillers. Natural. You can see her forehead move..She doesn’t need it.
But man she has the brightest smile. Just lights up. real and sweet. The hair is soft and sexy. I like it a lot.
I love the dress, but not the color. It is so girly and carefree.. She has her own style and never apologizes for it. She wears what she likes and does not seem to cave to public opinion. Good for her.
KFP is not having a RC. So she wore casual chic. It worked.
It’s a nice dress but it looks too big or something. Her limbs look like twigs in it.
Either Hoffman is taller than I thought or AJ is shorter than I thought.
@mln76 stop defending the indefensible, I dislike Aniston* as much if not more than I dislike Jolie – at least Jolie has some sort of expression – but the fact is she went after a married man.
Which does not excuse the even less defensible Pitt.
*disliking Aniston is almost a hobby for me.
Actually it was alot the same. Angie and Brad were just a little more media smart. Angie like Leann (not on twitter but in interviews) talked about her great love, how in love she was etc. and how they met and fell in love on set (obviously when Brad was married). It might not have been on twitter and a little more passive aggressive but the same thing as Leann. Also Jennifer asked for the divorce not Brad. These men like to have the woman make the first move so they don’t look as much to blame. Also the other stuff about him not moving out of the house was all tabloid right? Or from his bitter ex-wife. There are actually the same situations men moving on with their lives with younger women. And we should wish them all the best and get on with life. Don’t worry years from now people will still be going on about Eddie and Leann just like Brad/Angie. I say let them live their lives and move on.
To me whether or not children were involved makes no difference. Once you promise to be with someone for life you should honor it. Children don’t make an affair better or worse.
I am also tired of this whole they didn’t cheat thing. Of course Brad and Angie will say that. They are desperate to keep their image in up. goodness Brad smoked hiding behind fences in Cannes a couple years back for fear of being seen. That is patethic. His image is very important to him. Did they have sex – who knows. But there is no doubt that they had emotional cheating – they admitted to falling in love on set. I just feel sorry for adults who honestly take what celebrities say at face value. I am certainly not here to say they had sex but it was not on the up and up either. Anyone who believes otherwise is kidding themselves.
Whatever the case it is still good to be a fan. Just live in reality. Admit they have probelms, admit that somedays they don’t look good (like Jolie today), admit that they had an affair. But love them anyways. It’s all good. They are not perfect you know. Sometimes I think that their fans forget that.
angie has the life id like to have minus the lesbian affairs and the handful of kids… i mean, i want brad pitt. just brad pitt forever, all that money in the world, and those fun, kick-ass movie roles. and brad pitt.
@sam: A lot of guys break their vows, whether or not their wives find out, but if he is really happy in his marriage a guy usually won’t leave his wife for some woman he had a fling with. Sometimes the wife decides the question by throwing him out if she finds out he was unfaithful.
@ ZenB you and I have no idea what happened or when but like I said all three (Aniston included) have gone on record stating there was no cheating. And the last I heard Brad is a grown ass man not a piece of furniture so he can’t be stolen.
@Sue: Thankyou! I couldn’t have said it better. So true.
She is lovely, but the dress is not.
“Once you promise to be with someone for life you should honor it.”
Comments like this crack me up. How do you know he made a “lifelong promise”? He called his marriage an “experiment”–that doesn’t sound like “for life” And, BTW, many people don’t make lifelong commitment a part of their vows anymore. People define marriage differently these days. Even William and Kate rewrote their wedding vows to suit their personalities.
It’s funny when people interject their standards onto celebrities. “How dare Brad NOT live up to MY standards! Doesn’t he know he has to behave in the way I expect out of him!” 🙂 People act like Brad left them, or he let them down. It’s weird!
And, unless you were on-set, you don’t know whether there was emotional cheating, physical cheating, or they spent their time learning how to knit 🙂 And I do remember Courtney Cox saying that Brad was honest with Jen about his feelings for Angelina. But I bet she’s lying too, b/c you know better? Holding a grudge against some celeb for their moral failings is silly. It’s been 7 years/6 kids. What are you going to do–still berate him–when he’s a grandpa of 65? It’s silly.
I love what she says about how to raise good sons.
Her kids have half a chance with a mom that understands boy energy is good and just needs to be properly channeled. She has a great perspective about both violence and justice, I think.
I think she’s doing humanity some good, one kid at a time. It’s much nicer to hear her talk about her kids at her discretion w/out seeing them be photographed when they’re just trying to live. Nice all around.
She is so beautiful that she doesn’t look human.
“A lot of guys break their vows, whether or not their wives find out, but if he is really happy in his marriage a guy usually won’t leave his wife for some woman he had a fling with.”
FFS, a guy who is happy in his marriage will not have flings.
Infidelity occurred – he was still married. It doesn’t matter whether the marriage was ‘dead’ or not or whether they actually did the dirty deed or not. It wasn’t right. Quit trying to make it so.
@ZenB: You keep saying she went after a married man. Did it ever occur to you that maybe the married man went after her? Sure, she could have said no. But that doesn’t make her the instigator.
Love it. Especially the quarter mil worth of emeralds.
*shrugs* No one knows exactly what happened in this triangle, but it’s pretty clear that Jolie and Pitt were lusting after one another while he was still married. For those of you who “insist” that the marriage was already “over”, uh…then why the hell was he still IN the marriage at that point, hmm? According to your reasoning, a man won’t stay in an unhappy marriage…ok…so what was keeping him there until he found a new thing on the side? Face it, people. He jumped from one bed to the next. A lot of marriages and partnerships have intense, INTENSE issues. It’s part of the territory when you commit to someone else. If he was THAT unhappy with Aniston, don’t you agree he should have left her BEFORE he met Jolie? It remains to be said that in all likelihood, Jolie came along, he wanted her, and he decided to cut out the wife. Happens everyday. The whole “dead” marriage thing is a flawed argument all-around. I’m not trying to be ornery about it. Just call an orange and orange, already. You can still like her just as much as before you accepted the fact that what they did probably wasn’t that honest or nice.
On to the fashion!: I seriously clicked on this expecting it to be cute. At least cute! But it’s pretty much fug. The color does nothing for her, and I’m nothing short of alarmed (yes, alarmed) that such a scrawny person can look bloated and dumpy simply from a wrap dress. I’m actually shocked that a lot of you are claiming that she looks good here. She looks horrible on every level. Her skin is greasy and shiny, and her hair looks limp and matte in broad sunlight!!! Come on, people! She has glorious moments where her fashion choice and her hair and makeup look wonderful! And this is NOT one of those times. Hopefully she’ll knock it out of the park at a later premiere.
@nnn: people are not “pathalogically pathetic” for not agreeing with someone who has committed a faux pas that they themselves find immoral. It’s fine by me that so many of you are ok with the comings and goings of mistresses, divorces, what have you, but on a personal level, I don’t agree with it. I don’t have to agree with it anymore than you have to disagree with it. It’s a person’s right. Disagreeing with a person’s conduct doesn’t make you “bitter” either. It just means you don’t appreciate that decision made. I have an aunt who’s husband cheated on her several times. With hookers. Three kids at home. She tried hard to make it work, but in the end he didn’t want it to. I’m sure as hell not bitter or pathalogical about it, but whether it happened yesterday or 20 yrs. from now I’ll never say that I agree with what he did.
Good lord. Are we still rehashing this couple’s origins – each with their own “facts.”
Brad and Jen announced their separation Friday, Jan 7, 2005. Divorce papers were filed Friday, March 25, 2005. Brad and Angelina vacationed together in Kenya (beach photos) on or about April 17 to April 19, 2005.
The photo shoot for W Magazine to promote their film Mr. and Mrs Smith was shot the weekend of March 26 & 27, 2005. The W Magazine Domestic Bliss was on the cover of the July 2005 issue.
Both Angelina and Brad have denied on a number of occasions that they had an affair before Brad and Jennifer separated. The only evidence of a romance between them was after the divorce papers were filed when they vacationed in Kenya.
The set for the film Mr and Mrs Smith existed well beyond the separation and even beyond the divorce filing. New scenes were being written and shot as late as early April 2005. So saying they fell in love making or even on the set of MAMS does not mean this happened before Brad was separated. In any event, if making a film brings a couple together during any phase of the movie – even post-production – I think they will always feel they fell in love while making that movie. Overanalyzing their words about this or anything is an exercise in futility. If you have the desire you can make anything mean whatever you want it to mean.
It is just careless and nothing more than rank speculation for anyone to think they know for a fact when 2 people began their romantic relationship. Taking someone’s words out of context or twisting them to support your beliefs does not equal facts.
I think she looks lovely and summery in this dress. It looks like it’s very cool and easy to wear. She’s in France where sophistication is appreciated – she’s not at a hoedown. Leave poor Dustin alone. He’s 73 and I’ll bet his feet hurt or he has bunions. LOL! This may be you one day.
There is a difference between looking older and looking aged. Jolie has always had a more mature, sophisticated face. She has never looked like Susie Cheerleader. The extreme close-ups I’ve seen show a woman who looks her age and clearly isn’t using anything like botox or fillers – which makes sense because it’s ridiculous that a 35 year old would need such stuff.
I’m not a big Angie fan, but she looks great. The neutral colours really work on her. I would say she needs to eat a few good meals, as she has the look of someone who doesn’t eat. Jack Black is AWESOME!
I have no doubt in my mind that they fell in love doing “Mr and Mrs Smith” – people fall in love. People fall in love with married people. I fell in love with my now husband when he was married. Of course, it took 10 years for us to actually get together, because we kept “missing” each other throughout the years. They fell in love. Brad ended his marriage. They went public with their relationship AFTER the marriage was ended. When they fell in love doesn’t matter as much as how they conducted themselves during that time. And by all accounts, they were either very very discreet, or they waited until after the separation to be together. I have friends that worked on MAMS and they have all said that there was no going off alone in a corner, no trailers rocking, no outward sign of ANYTHING between them other than a comraderie. So why continue to lambaste this couple more than 6 years later?
@Liana and Katherine M brilliant posts thank you for saying what I couldn’t!!!
@newbie: Good posts!
@Liana: Nice to hear they were discreet on set. Personally, I can dislike how they got together without lambasting them (calling names). At this point, how can I wish them anything but the best, seeing as how they have 6 children together now? As far as calling women ‘homewreckers’ – I hate that term. In this male dominated society, women are the ones who are vilified by both men AND women when it comes to these matters. They are both equally responsible for their relationship and how it happened. It doesn’t matter one bit who the instigator was. It takes two to tango.
Newbie- appropriately named.
I read your story about your aunt. Your reaction to it …well, it is what it is.
As long as you remain immature about emotional development and underdevelopment of human beings, you will always think that he/she cheated, therefore he/she is the bad guy.
Many marriages can survive/surpass cheating, alcohol, drugs, financial issues, abuse, deceit, etc. But, if the overall bad stuff outweighs the good, and if the spouse can picture a more sustained, fulfilling life by leaving the marriage, then he/she will consider it. There is no guarantee of a better life in leaving or staying in a marriage. It is a chance we take on faith and love.
So…now you get it, hopefully—that to enter or leave a marriage usually takes more than one reason. Cheating is usually paired with deceit, indifference, low self-esteem, lack of communication, greed, selfishness, overly-bloated ego, abuse, overwhelming sense of entitlement, and a high dosage of disrespect. And this is why I do not think Brad cheated on Jen.
Brad made a decision to leave his marriage…the marriage hit the end of the road for him. Jen knew they had problems and tried to work it out…she still had fight within her to keep trying, but Brad made a decision to end it. It is very clear he was ready to move on way before she was.
Another thing- People were irritated by the way Aniston ran her mouth post-divorce about her failed marriage and allowed her friends to weight in…in the press. It revealed how immature Aniston really is…and most immature people cannot handle the rigors of a marriage very well.
Ever since that revelation, all of her decisions (personal, professional) now make sense, and are predictable.
mln76 #82. – Excellent post!! Bravo! Well said! You hit the nail on the head!
I have noticed this, too, from the very beginning. Brad made a stand and did not waiver, did not reconsider– not one second from his decision. That speaks volumes alone about how he felt about his marriage. He was DONE. Case closed. And he never looked back.
Soemone posted about Aniston’s hurt feelings. Hurt feelings are natural to have at the end of any divorce, or death. Aniston was still being defensive about her hurt feelings as late as 2008–remember her infamous “uncool” remarks about Angie? So, folks, she was NOT over Brad yet.
You do not have to choose to “air” your hurt feelings in the media…years AFTER a divorce! Why was it important to explain/express your feelings about something that happened years before, and above all, to a media outlet? Are you crazy, or just dumb? Again, her immaturity continues to lead her path.
Katherine M, thank you for taking the time to present FACTS.
All the people flinging around the word “homewrecker” need to read that post.
Hmmmm so I guess when my husband said “honor” and “til death do us part” I shouldn’t take it seriously because down the road he might fall in love with someone else?
During a marriage you can fall in and out of love with each other several times and you can also fall in love with someone else but you made a committment and unless there is some form of abuse you keep the promise you made. If you have no intention of keeping that promise you don’t get married. Cheating is a conscious decision….IMHO you simply don’t allow yourself to go there when you have made a committment.
Sorry but to me a promise is a promise, a committment is a committment and giving my word and keeping it defines who I am as a human being.
Guess celebrities and ordinary mortals don’t live up to your high standards. Wonder how you go through life seeing people divorce and do things so differently from what you think is right. Must be a joy to judge people and look down on them all the time. Sounds like fun 🙂
@Josephina: you know NOTHING about my aunt’s marriage. You know nothing of her as a person, and I won’t discuss all the details here. And neither should you. If you would carefully read my post again, you’ll see that I make no effort to congratulate Jen Aniston and vilify the other two. I’m simply saying that I don’t agree with cheating: physical or emotional. I’m not ignorant, nor was I born yesterday. There are emotional territories that go along with cheating. There are psychological issues that people experience in a marriage. I get it. Bottom line is I don’t give a fuck what those issues are. There are ways to work around those issues without letting a third party in your marriage. I believe in making a real go of it before you leave for someone else. You’ll bring the same shit to the second relationship that you have in the first. In some circumstances, when the terrain is too difficult to overcome, get out. Nothing about cheating is honest. Be honest and get out before you begin something new. Mistakes happen and people are human. It’s perfectly possible to be a good person who made a mistake. I respect you for not feeling the same, but leave my Aunt out of it and kindly keep from calling me names. I haven’t resorted to name-calling you, and I’d like the same respect. You don’t know me.
@kira: you can love a person and not love their behavior.
Angelina could wear the drapes from a 1974 Winnebago and look good. The woman will be the next Elizabeth Taylor in my humble opinion.
Jack looks good too. Fatherhood agrees with him. When I see a pics of Jack and his son, the love and pride runneth over.
You are missing my point. Most people have a code of ethics they live by. It’s not for me to judge what those may be. Everyone is different. But if you make a promise, committment or give your word on something with no intent on keeping it then don’t do it. It’s an observation only, but some of the comments seem to me to be rather flippant when it comes to making a marrige vow. Like it only means, until something better comes along or the marriage hits a rough patch and it’s ok to just simply walk out. Some marriages are a match made in hell, sh!t happens. I agree divorce is an option. I don’t know what happened in BP and JA’s breakup anymore than you do. If they are happier now then good for them.
Well, well, well. Do people honestly think Brad did not ‘try’ to make his marriage work before walking? let’s see… He dated Aniston for 3 years and was married to her for 4 years. they were in therapy for pot-smoking some time into the 2nd or 3rd year of the marriage, they bought a new house and decorated it together, Brad appeared in her highly-popular sitcom, etc. I honestly believe he was really into her.
Did Brad not ‘try’ to make it work? Really? Cos i don’t think so. i think he “tried”. i think they both “tried”. but Aniston’s immaturity was showing… I mean Brad jokingly referred to her as “the leaker” cos she was crying about everything… Probably couldn’t stand the “rigors of marriage” as someone stated previously.
Yes, she’s warm and loving and always wants to encircle people in her warm glow of friendship, which is great. But which man feels adequate when his wife is constantly concerned with her friends? Which woman even, absolutely loves and enjoys it when her husband is constantly meeting up with the guys because he has more fun with them than with her?
Personally, i don’t think she liked being especially famous for ‘marrying Brad Pitt” Yeah, there was ‘Rachel’ but what is she still known more for right now? Ask yourself.
Brad has said he treasures the time he spent with her. And i believe him. I don’t begrudge him in any way for making his choices. it’s his life. Had Aniston handled things a little bit differently aka. with more maturity… who knows? She might actually be in a relationship with an amazing guy by now. What was up with Vince, Paul and John M for her to dump them? Instead of sampling random peen, (cos i know she’s not been celibate for 6 years…) she should have ‘permanent’ peen for all the “amazingness of her body”. She’s 42. *shrugs*
Btw, i highly doubt that “honor” and “til death do us part” were included in BP and JA’s ‘customized’ wedding vows.
Well, well, well, some of us are objective aren’t we?
“Most people have a code of ethics.”
Bwaha 🙂 That’s funny. I don’t mean any disrespect, but this is Hollywood we’re talking about. These people get married like 6 times in one lifetime. Some, like Elizabeth Taylor, have never let a marriage document get in their way either. Even so, people still loved Liz–she was a character. It doesn’t seem you’ll find many in Hollywood who conform to the Judeo-Christian standards of marriage–best to look elsewhere if that’s what you want to see.
And, I have a code of ethics–for sure. But I wouldn’t dare expect others to live like me. In America, it’s life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, and people define their lives–even marriage–very differently. For one, I have a friend who has an open marriage–not what I would do–but who am I to judge? That’s the way I see it.
Judging some silly celeb you don’t know seems like a waste of time. The only thing I want from celebs is good movies, gossip or entertainment. What they do on their down time, well, they have to live with themselves . . . thank god, I don’t have to live with these people, they sound like a headaches! 🙂
Gorgeous as always, I swear this woman will look good in a paper bag! I love her interview as well.
Why did you bring up a subject that is still tender in your heart?
Cheating is a symptom of a problem and not the problem itself. Furthermore, where there is cheating, there are other symptoms/challenges as well.
PLEASE REREAD MY POST- I SAID NOTHING ABOUT YOUR AUNT. IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT MATTER THAT YOU PRESENTED, THEN SIMPLY DO NOT PRESENT INFO ABOUT YOUR AUNT…GOT IT? YOU ARE DOING EXACTLY WHAT ANISTON DID…TALK ABOUT SOMETHING EMOTIONAL THAT YOU ARE STILL TESTY ABOUT AND THEN, WHEN IT DOES NOT GENERATE THE RESPONSE THAT YOU WANT, YOU GET DEFENSIVE AND LASH OUT.
I did not call you a name, I described your behavior based on how you presented yourself. Cannot handle it? Tough…grow up.
You have the same challenge Jennifer Aniston has and now ALL the bloggers can witness it. Tsk, tsk.
Aniston could not stop Brad’s attraction for Angie. She figured it would fizzle out in a year. A wife knows first when her husband is not coming back. Aniston confessed she knew her marriage was over by the summer of 2004. It is now 7 years later.
If Aniston was mature enough at the time, she would have handled her public speaking about the divorce/Brad differently. However, she was not ready yet to move on, yet her husband was ready to move on and she, like a fool, watched motionlessly, included the media and placed blame on the new woman in Brad’s life, and then shadowed their lives.
No words ever needed to be said about her obvious pain, humiliation and embarassment. It was plain for all to see. The pain for Aniston is that Brad wanted out of the marriage and decidedly began a family-filled life with another woman in a very short amount of time.
What was needed most was compassion, healing and the will to move on. Jennifer had a difficult time getting on that train. In fact, I think she missed it.
Aniston’s issue is not cheating–it is the rejection/withdrawal of Brad’s love.
@kira: “Bwaha That’s funny. I don’t mean any disrespect, but this is Hollywood we’re talking about. These people get married like 6 times in one lifetime.”
I do agree with you on this, gotta say. I’m not surprised by their behavior. But I can’t lie and say I rejoice in it.
Funny: Angie’s misaligned legs + peach pumps in the top photo are almost and exact (but reversed) version of Scarlett Johansen legs/pumps in the article about her being “determined” to have Sean Penn’s baby – anyone catch this? WEIRD!!
@Cheyenne I said Pitt was even less defensible.
However he is not the one who said in the press that she could never be with a married man because of what her father did to his mother. That was Angelina about Jon Voight.
I really don’t know what Aniston said, like Angelina, I try to pretend she doesn’t exist. Has she said anything about David Arquette?
@Josephina – very well said, cheating is about rejection. It’s too bad that most people are not mature enough to move on when they know it’s over. It’s classier to end it before you take up with the newer model.
@Josephina: “Cheating is a symptom of a problem and not the problem itself. Furthermore, where there is cheating, there are other symptoms/challenges as well.”
Uh…did I not say that in so many words in my response to you? Look. You can justify it all you want. It’s your right to live the life you want to lead. I clearly stated in my response to you that I UNDERSTAND that there can be a myriad of reasons why someone would cheat. I’ve never denied that.
“Why did you bring up a subject that is still tender in your heart?”
LOL! It was an example that I used to illustrate my point. Wake up, darling! You’re not a psychiatrist and I’m not on your couch confessing my dark feelings. Like I said, you don’t know anything about me other than my post. If you think you can decipher a person based on a paragraph, then perhaps you shouldn’t be calling ME immature.
“I SAID NOTHING ABOUT YOUR AUNT. IF YOU DO NOT WANT ANYONE TO COMMENT ON THE SUBJECT MATTER THAT YOU PRESENTED, THEN SIMPLY DO NOT PRESENT INFO ABOUT YOUR AUNT…GOT IT?”
Let me refresh your memory: “I read your story about your aunt. Your reaction to it …well, it is what it is. As long as you remain immature about emotional development and underdevelopment of human beings, you will always think that he/she cheated, therefore he/she is the bad guy.”
Were you not making a blanket statement about not only my aunt’s marriage (and my “reaction to it”), but all marriage in general? Doesn’t work that way, dear. I would certainly know better than you what happened in that marriage, but hey, you’re the psychologist with telepathy. Maybe you know all the details. Hell, perhaps you should send them both a letter explaining why it didn’t work out for them.
“I did not call you a name, I described your behavior based on how you presented yourself.”
So calling someone immature after you’ve read a paragraph and a 3 line story of their relative doesn’t constitute my being a little edgy with you? Again….based on one response on one celebrity website, you’ve decided you know exactly what I am. How omniscient you are.
“YOU GET DEFENSIVE AND LASH OUT”
Um…hells yeah. Listen. You find me immature because I said I don’t agree with my uncle cheating with strippers. That’s your own issue, bro. I don’t expect sympathy from you but I don’t want your two cents on a sitch you know nothing about. I’ll be happy to pay the $2 fee for your unneeded psychiatric advice, but I’d like to kindly ask you to keep your traveling office OUT of something you don’t understand. You don’t have to agree with my take on things, but make damn sure you don’t treat me like a child and lecture me on life, especially when you can’t seem to see a problem from any point of view lest it be Brad’s, Jen’s or Angelina’s. WTF? If they’re your clients (you seem to know ALL about their situation as well), please get back to them. No help needed here.
@Kaiser: seriously, I have every right to respond to her talking down to me. I don’t see what I’ve done wrong.
newbie ,your aunt story again ?
you’ve told us this story before and i do recall it>
i know one thing …healthy hearts n minds does not repeat much .
if they do have good life ..
when a man and woman fall for a true love it does not matter if they r married or not.,it only means something true to them compares to empty cold or meaningless life they r living >
and when they do feel so , no marriage , kids society or anything can stops it if its true.
people do grow up n change …couples relations must grow up also to that level too, if not they grow apart and this apart value defines the fling or true new relation.
many people get in many relations and marriages without even meeting the true love , others got lucky living it .
with true love relation flings might happens but with untrue love (false estimating true love) relation septation happens>
still many people confuse the true love with true care, it might looks or seems great but not necessarily means the whole love corners and core.
thats why many relations fails thats why many confuse alter and vows with final and ultimate love and they are barely starting the true life that will test their what they call true love.
@toto: I don’t mean to disagree with you, but I don’t recall having EVER talked about my aunt at all, much less this story. If you could find where I ever mentioned it, I’d be surprised. No offense to you. Perhaps you’re confusing me with a different poster?
@Kaiser: thank you. I appreciate the different viewpoints on this blog. That’s why I come! But I draw the line at open mockery, especially if it has something to do with disrespecting my relatives or disrespecting someone’s opinion. Not a single person on this blog can know another person with such great depth that it constitutes them being ridiculed or told who/what they are based on a few sentences. I told my aunt’s story simply to illustrate a prior point I was trying to make. I made no attempt to simplify my aunt or her marital situation into a caricature, nor did I openly invite her to be criticized. Neither do I believe that if any other poster were to use an example of their own spouse, significant other, parent or child to make a point or draw from an experience, would they want a total stranger calling them names or telling them that they’ve come up short in their marital or parenting skills. It’s flat out disrespectful. I felt this matter had ceased to be about celeb gossip and completely crossed the line. I appreciate you letting me respond.