The press is turning against Angelina Jolie


The press is turning against Angelina Jolie and pointing out the sort of half-fibs she’s been spouting in the wake of her adoption of a three year old boy from a Vietnamese orphanage. Angelina was quoted by a Vietnamese paper as saying that she looked forward to staying home with her children. She said “I will stay at home to help Pax adjust to his new life. I have four children and caring for them is the most important thing for me at the moment.”

News outlets were quick to report that Angelina’s booked film schedule wouldn’t leave her much time to stay with her four children. She has several projects lined up and is due to start filming in Prague in April.

Angelina also apologized to Pax for bringing him into the media maelstrom that greets her every time she steps out in public. She said “Photographs and press coverage will make him upset. I’m very worried about that. I would like to say I’m sorry for bringing this into Pax’s life.”

Quite a few people were calling Angelina a hypocrite after she turned around and sold exclusive pictures of her children to People magazine and Hello! in a deal thought to be worth $2 million. It’s possible she was trying to satisfy the public’s interest in her newest child, and thought that she was giving people glossy posed photos in exchange for some privacy in her day-to-day life.

Now comes news that Angelina flew to Chicago alone last Friday to do screen work for her new film, Wanted. She may have been in and out within a day, but still that’s not really staying at home with the kids now is it?

Liz Crokin reports in her Red-Eye column that [Angelina] flew to the Windy City without Brad Pitt and the family Friday to do screen testing for her new flick “Wanted,” according to a set source. The sexy actress is scheduled to shoot most of the scenes for the action movie in Prague within the next few weeks. However, the source said she is expected to film in the Windy City later this summer.

“She’ll be filming a lot of action scenes in cars,” the source told me. While she was here, Jolie test-drove some Dodge Vipers that will be used for the film. The Chicago Film Office could not be reached for comment on Sunday.

When Angie films on location she usually brings the whole family to her movie set. Does this mean we can anticipate Brad, Maddox, Zahara and Pax sightings galore, Liz asks.

Of course women should work outside of the home if they want, and Angelina has a unique job that lets her spend as much time as possible with her kids. She should be careful what she says to the press, or at least clarify her statements. She should have said “I will stay at home at first to help Pax adjust to his new life.” It’s worth noting that we haven’t seen any pictures of Angelina since she returned to the states, and you know that the paparazzi are stalking her every day. She must have made good on her promise to at least shelter Pax from photographers initially.

US Weekly is running a cover story this week titled: “Angelina: Her Twisted Double Life” and they say she’s fighting with Brad and that her children need more stability in their lives.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with the way that Angelina is carrying on with her work commitments, but it seems like too much too soon given her pledge to put her children first.

Here are some pictures of Angelina and Brad in New Orleans that are older, but new to me. [via]

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  1. gg says:

    Those kids are so cuuuuuute!

  2. Mr. T says:

    Who cares? She can afford a nanny. It isn’t like she needs the publicity, although, if you look at the money she makes from selling the pictures to the tabloids, adopting kids is rather profitable.

  3. declanium says:

    um, be careful with your words, too!
    what do you mean by, “Of course, women should work outside of the home…..”
    who says?
    it is a personal CHOICE, so don’t go getting political on Celebitchy, okay?

  4. ru4real says:

    um, it’s also CB’s CHOICE to write whatever she pleases on her site … I think it’s implied what she really meant anyway. No need to split hairs.

  5. MM says:

    I think AJ is an amazing woman. Wherever shes goes, whatever she does, even her news in celebrity, causes strong hatred/love among people.

    Amazine!

  6. celebitchy says:

    You are kinda right declanium, I meant to write “of course women should work outside the home *if they want*” or whatever. I mean I don’t work outside the home. If you read it carefully you can tell what I meant to say. I’ll re-word it, but not because you got all snippy with me. You can tell what I meant and that it’s not like that at all.

  7. KatyAlia says:

    CB, I think the rest of your readers did understand what you were saying. Sheesh.

    And I think you are right. As many people have pointed out before, your posts are always the best balanced ones. You put in a lot of extra effort with research on topics & pics and I really like the unique way of yours to give articles a more personal touch. (Take this example, complete information on Angie-news with a pinch of reality-check, all in a very fair way. Also, the pics are new to me as well.) I appreciate the work you do for your gossip-hungry readers very much and I have come to look forward to read your analysis/opinion of things.
    Which is why I get upset when people almost deliberately mis-read your posts and get spiteful.

    Ok, rant’s over.

  8. celebitchy says:

    Thanks very much KatyAlia and ru4real. I should not respond to such rude criticism, and will do my best to ignore it in the future! I suspect declanium is a troll that we had trouble with in the past. It is really nice to hear that KatyAlia, and I appreciate it.

  9. someone says:

    A lot of things come out of whorelinas mouth, that make me think shes a liar..she really should think before she speaks. I don’t know about her fighting with Brad..but I agree that her kids don’t have a very stable home life, and probably never will.

  10. Bex says:

    More stable than living in an orphange until you get too old and get kicked out….

  11. countrybabe says:

    How can they be their kids, if people like Bex are always there to remind them,Well you could be in an orphanage?

  12. Anonymous says:

    It’s silly that anyone needs to pick on Angelina when there are wasted lives like Paris’ and Lindsay’s to heap our scorn on. Angelina is doing the best she can to make everyone happy, like most of us moms – she is trying to balance her marriage, kids, and career. And lets not forget, this woman just lost her mom a couple of months back. I wish people would leave her alone; she seems extremely good-hearted and genuine.

  13. Busy body says:

    Angelina tells so many lies.
    -She would never sleep with married man,

    -she would never have a biological child,

    -she would never illegally adopt a child like Madonna,

    -she was close to her mum but when she had Mad she did not have any one to share his milestones with,

    -She is not into PDAs and does not like hugging when she used to be all over BBT like a bad rush.

    -Most of the things she says and insinuates about her father are lies, he paid their fees and even starred with her in Tomb-raider in 2002. He also helped alot with her acting career when she was starting out.

    -She would stay at home to help Pax adjust……
    the list goes on and on and on. Either she has selective amnesia or she is seriously screwed up.

    Her problems with Brad? Well, that is expected seeing that he has so far had nothing to do with Pax compared with the speed with which he added his name to Zahara and Mad.Atleast he should have gone to pick Pax seeing that the movie did not stop him from biking around West hoolywood on three occcasions. I am sure no director would begrudge taking off only one or two days for the latest addition to your family. Better still, they could have postponed the whole adoption to such a time when he was not so busy.

    I think Brad too has woken up and realised that Angelina’s obsessions are beyond him.

    Adulteryville is a very unsafe town to live in. Those who plan to move there should be prepared for the lack of security.

  14. Busy body says:

    Forgot to say, Shiloh looks so sweet pulling the canvas of the stroller. She is not beauty but she is so so sweet.

  15. someone says:

    I don’t understand how any one can take up for this woman…she has serious mental problems…She adopts kids to compensate for something that is lacking in her life, like good sense…I think the end is near, and I hope Brad takes Shiloh and runs like hell..altho he is almost as bad as Whorelina, I think he can at least bond with “the blob”.

  16. Bex says:

    Countrybabe, did I say that’s what you tell your child? No. “Someone” said that they’re life is unstable. I said it’s more stable than being turned out on your ass after your each a certain age. Don’t assume. You know what that does!

  17. countrybabe says:

    Bex, you sound even more confused in this post than in the first one. That’s funny Mr. T. And for all these people who keep talking about adultery and Brad. All you have to do is wait a couple of months. Angelina knows he isn’t going to stay, that’s why she won’t marry him.

  18. FArrah says:

    busy body thank you for thinking for yourself and not just following the crowd

    my biggest concern is shiloh , i really think she will never love shiloh.when have you see her hold shiloh .instead of focusing on shiloh as a new born she was allready planning adopting again .why not stop and give shiloh a hug or spend time with her .i remember when she had maddox as a baby she always had him wih her in a snuglli or carrying him ,

  19. Alex says:

    I think it’s really weird that she needed to adopt another child so quickly after the birth of Shiloh. She’s got a beautiful little girl with the man she loves and she doesn’t HAVE to work to put food on the table. So why doesn’t she stay home and be a mom to the children she has? It seems to me that she almost resents Shiloh for being her biological child. Very weird.

  20. nicole says:

    yet another day in the lives of the adulterer, the whore (hey, aside from the brad/jennifer thing, remember how she split up billy bob and laura dern way back when? no one ever brings THAT wrecked relationship up!) and their precious menagerie of children, which includes her three purchases and the illegitimate biological child which she doesn’t care for. go look at picture: it’s always brad loving on “the blob” as her mother so affectionately calls her.

    i agree that she does, in fact use her children to manipulate the media. she wants all of her past indiscretions to be forgotten, and what better way to do so than to be seen constantly doing “relief work” or adopting another child from a third world country? she wants people to not pay attention to the fact that she was a self-mutilating, ticking time bomb a few years back.

    also, while we’re on her, what has she done in her career that’s so great? i know she’s been in a few great films, but if you look at most of her work it’s all shit which more or less tanked in the box office. she may be hot as hell, but there are actresses out there who are TEN TIMES better than she.

    i don’t hate the woman or anything, i just think she’s completely two-faced and it sickens me that so many buy into her bullshit.

  21. Fabiola Thing says:

    Choosing whether to stay home with children or work outside the home is a LUXURY that millions of women in this country cannot afford. They have no choice; if they don’t work they and their kids don’t eat.
    It’s just something to keep in mind as you micro-analyse AJ’s life decisions.

    And FArrah, I’m not sure what your problem is but I have seen plenty of pictures of AJ holding Shiloh. You need to stop obsessing about that one. I’m concerned for your mental health, dear.

  22. Bex says:

    Orphanges can only keep a child for so long.. Pax will have money and care for the rest of his life.. Thus more stable (in the physical/material sense). I don’t understand how this is confusing.

    But, Whatever. I have nothing personally invested in Angelina’s family. It’s their life. And I think that if she wants to spend her money to help out those less fortunate than her, then good on her. If she needed to take a quick day trip for work, I don’t think that makes her a terrible person or mother. And even if this is all for good PR or whatever, I think she still is giving those children a great life that most of us would be jealous of.

    Why all the hatin’ yo?

  23. Iva says:

    She is a hypocrite..defination below

    1. a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person whose actions belie stated beliefs.
    2. a person who feigns some desirable or publicly approved attitude, esp. one whose private life, opinions, or statements belie his or her public statements.

    I think a lot of people are sick and tired of her PR machine and the sainthood label that they continue to try to affix to this woman.

  24. rosie says:

    I dont care. Angelina rocks. Angelina and Brad have done more with their money than most celebs in HOllywood.
    I doubt that she cares what the press thinks. I wouldn’t if I were her.

  25. Busy body says:

    Yeah now that I think about it, she has never shown as much love to Shiloh as she did with Mad. Shiloh is gonna have issues while growing up. First shw is a controversial child and the first daughter of Adulteryville so it will dog her all her life. Then a mother who does not lover her much. Poor child.

    Listen people, the issue is not whether Angelina works or not, the issue is that she lied about it to look good and to manipulate the media and improve her image.

  26. Jane says:

    She seriously needs treatment.

  27. estrell says:

    No one knows how Angelina word it out. It ws the news that twist things around. She has a nanny that goes with them whenever it’s needed and still the kids be by their sides most of times. who is a mom that stares at their kids 24/7? Brad and Angelina are excellent parents. they don’t neclect their kids like lots of people in this world.

  28. greenjeans says:

    ask “priviledged” children how they felt about being raised by revolving nannies instead of their parents. they could have anything materially they wanted and did, but they could give a crap about that because they feel rejected by their parents who werent there to raise and nurture and love them. its a kind of lonely vacant life. sure the nannies might be caring, but it doesnt replace mom and dad who only want the kid around when its convenient for them.

  29. gg says:

    bex, fabiola and rose, I’m with you. I see a load of speculation going wild here, with vague proof. As far as the press, it’s skewed anyway, so she talked smack; frankly, I would screw with em too if I had the chance. But who cares, really? Everybody has issues. How’d you haters like your life being picked apart in public when you aren’t even: a redneck druggie, don’t hang out in bars, don’t show your bare crotch to the universe, don’t shave your head, aren’t involved in some nutsy cult … should I go on?

    I think everybody “needs” treatment, anyway. There are far worse people to obsess about.

  30. estrell says:

    So many mothers that needs or want to work while raising their kids, unless you don’t want to work; have kids, snack all day and get fat or you don’t have to work because you caught a big fish for a husband so you can go shopping whenever you want and be skinny like Beckham. Or be like Angelina, work, play and give some to less fortunate and give some kids chance to have better life.

  31. HAAAAAAAAA says:

    I always get a good laugh out of people like “someone”, “Busy Body”, and “FArrah”. One is a well-known troll (FArrah), the others must be, too–otherwise they are clearly unhinged. Who cares that much about someone else’s fucking life? Stop with the “Boohoo, the bad woman with more fame and money than I have stole the movie star husband of the homely TV actress that I identified with. Boohoohoo. And I don’t support the work this woman does for charity, because despite the time and money she puts in–which is obviously more than the time and money I put it, because I don’t have the means–she is doing it for attention. It is more important that a famous person isn’t famous for anything but the entertainment business, than putting more money into the charities’ piggy banks. Ramble, ramble, ramble, ramble, ramble”

  32. Action says:

    Estrell, stereotype much?

    “So many mothers that needs or want to work while raising their kids, unless you don’t want to work; have kids, snack all day and get fat”

    Who says that because mom’s ‘don’t want to work’ snack all day and get fat? Sorry, dear. Just because some moms have the luxury to choose to stay home and raise their kids full time (which is WORK by the way, just not paid for) doesn’t mean they sit around and eat bon bons all day and get fat.

    The 1950′s are long gone, dear. I’d suggest you’d get over your impression of it.

  33. ifeelgood1 says:

    Having just come back from the shrink myself, the comments here smack of severe jealousy of Angie, if you examine them.

    haters, try to put yourself in her shoes, just for 1 minute. If you can’t do that, seems to me you’re simply jealous of the woman because she is so incredibly beautiful and has lots of money and there’s nothing else to pick her apart for. She’s not a social blight, for pete’s sake. The jealousy is in plain view.

  34. frewtloop says:

    Thats right ifeelgood1 and someone and busybody are the worst offenders. I’d go a little further and say their hatred is a form of depression and they need medical intervention….