Pat O’Brien has a funny, vintage story about Angelina Jolie in a hotel elevator


I remember when Pat O’Brien was a big deal in entertainment journalism. It was back in the day, before the gossip diaspora, when people had to watch Access Hollywood and Entertainment Tonight to find out about the latest celebrity gossip. Good times. Anyway, Pat flamed out about a decade ago, in what was a big scandal at the time – he was abusing alcohol regularly and he was leaving sexually explicit voicemails for random women, coworkers and acquaintances. He tried to stage a comeback to TV entertainment news, but he flamed out again. Anyway, Pat O’Brien has a new book where he shares some stories from his days on Access Hollywood. And he has a really funny Angelina Jolie story that may or may not be a liquor-soaked hallucination.

Love in an elevator! Well, not quite. As a longtime entertainment reporter, Pat O’Brien has exchanged pleasantries with many A-list celebrities. But he got especially up close and personal with Angelina Jolie off the red carpet at the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills.

One afternoon after Jolie’s 2002 split from husband Billy Bob Thornton, O’Brien ran into the wild Oscar-winner in the swanky hotel’s elevator

‘’I said, ‘What’s up, baby?’” the former Access Hollywood host, who had interviewed Hollywood’s bad girl many times before, writes in his juicy new tell-all, I’ll Be Back Right After This. “And she said with a wink, ‘I’m trying to find this guy I kind of know because I’m really horny right now.’”

The reporter then made his move— or at least charmed her with his humor.

“I joked that she had my number and we laughed,” he continues.

The 66-year-old also claims he had a strong professional relationship with Jolie’s actor father Jon Voight, who turned to the reporter when he wanted to speak out about his daughter’s strange behavior in August 2002.

“I want to talk to you about my daughter. I’m brokenhearted,” O’Brien claims Voight said privately over coffee at Art’s Deli in California’s San Fernando Valley. “That’s the reason I’m here. I feel I can trust you as a journalist.”

The actor later went on camera to discuss the then 27-year-old Jolie’s “psychic pain” and “serious mental problems” while sobbing in an exclusive interview.

“If Voight felt that he was going to win his daughter back by this TV confessional, he was sadly mistaken,” the reporter writes.

[From Radar]

Do I think Angelina would really tell Pat O’Brien that she was “really horny”? No. Maybe in her early wild-child years, in the late 1990s. But he says this was post-Billy Bob Thornton. Granted, she probably joked around with him in an elevator and he got the impression that she was looking for a hookup, but I just can’t see Angelina telling Pat O’Brien “I’m really horny right now.”

But Pat is right about Jon Voight – Voight thought he could keep Angelina “in line” by publicly bashing her and that’s when Angelina cut ties with Voight. They didn’t speak for years after that.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Pumpkin Pie says:

    I am not buying that she really said that.
    Those photo of Angelina are a treat, she is so amazingly gorgeous.

    • lana86 says:

      especially the first one -she’s so lovely

      • Suzy from Ontario says:

        I agree. Her features are just that bit softer in her younger days and she just looks incredibly gorgeous. I don’t see her saying it either (unless it was being bitingly sarcastic).

      • Azurea says:

        I prefer her nose in these photos — pre-nose job.

      • FLORC says:

        No nose job. Her nose has never changed. Some comparisons pull photos as she’s in her teens and still growing, but the nose never changes enough to support a nose job theory. I thought that theory was long gone being widly disputed.

      • SK says:

        FLORC, I disagree. I’ve seen all of those photo compilations trying to disprove it and I just think they’ve picked the wrong timing to refute. Her nose is clearly narrower now than it was before. It only happened in the last few years. It’s just a subtle job rather than an obvious one. And it’s not makeup either. She’s been photographed with little to no makeup on in her downtime and her nose is still skinnier. No shade, her choice, but personally I too preferred her old nose. She is still stunning though!! Inside and out.

        I think her face is softer here not only because she was younger but because she was a little heavier and that softened her face. Sooooo beautiful it is crazy! She still is but six kids and a heap of stress take their toll even on a lady of her magnificence.

  2. lunchcoma says:

    Yuck. Reading between the lines, I’m going to say he hit on a beautiful, much younger, much more famous woman in an elevator (a place where she couldn’t physically escape and where it’s very creepy to make sexual conversation) and that she said something neutral and refrained from slapping him.

  3. Bridget says:

    Jon Voight is a piece of work.

  4. Josefa says:

    Well, I’ve always dreamt of both sides of Brangie having a raunchy sense of humor, lol.

    EDIT: Oh. I didn’t know about Pat O’Brien’s reputation. Well… that makes the story a little icky.

  5. PunkyMomma says:

    Pat O’Brien has always given off that skeevy vibe.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I’ll say…he is creepy to say the least…I wouldn’t even get in an elevator if he was in it!

  6. Jaderu says:

    I don’t believe him for 2 reasons.
    1. Anybody that leaves a voicemail that includes the words “Let’s hire a hooker. Let’s get crazy, get some coke” cannot be taken seriously.
    2. Pornstache.

    • FLORC says:

      I believe he thinks it happened.
      And maybe it happened pre BBT. The time he’s talking about was when she got serious with her adopting Maddox, UN work, and started covering up and removing her tattoos from that time.
      It’s likely his timeline is off. It’s also likely he was also imagining he was in an elevator with Jolie.

  7. Francis says:

    Yes I think she would. I think Angelina can be unfiltered when she wants to be.
    I remember she told one reporter or magazine in a interview she likes to meet guys at hotels just for Sex.
    Did Pat O. Ever reveal who the guy was Angelina was looking for in 2002?
    I love Angelina she’s one of a kind. Ha.

    • McCall says:

      Agree. I think Pat is scum and no reason to repeat this however, the Angelina of the old days would totally say something like that. Remember her on the red carpet with Billy Bob and other antics? Not saying she hasn’t grown out of that or whatever just saying the old Angie would say something. That doesn’t mean for sure this is true but only that to me it’s believable .

    • holly hobby says:

      I believe this is something the younger Angie did. People seem to forget this was the same Angie who married Johnny Lee Miller in a white shirt with her blood smeared all over it. Let’s not forget the kissing bro stunt either.

      Yeah, these things fade with time and she’s calmed down a lot but I still remember the trashy Angie.

    • Becky1 says:

      I agree. I can believe it. She was young and wild. I remember reading an interview with her around that time where she talked about having various lovers-I admired her honesty.

  8. Dallas says:

    Amazing how much her face has changed….

    I believe Pat! Remember, this was the BBT years.

    • itsnotthatserious says:

      No, not the BBT years. The story clearly said after her divorce from him in 2002. She had already adopted Maddox by then. The guy has figured that if you want media attention, talk about Angelina, funny she never name drops or respond.

      • Hayley says:

        Thank you! that’s what I was going to say, that she would already have adopted Maddox by then and was taking new motherhood very seriously, and seeming to mature in leaps and bounds. But he knows a lot of people will totally believe it because of her history.

    • Eleonor says:

      Even my face (33) is not what it used to be in my 20’s and I’ve never had any work done. When I look at my face now and compares it to the one of my 20’s, beside the lost of baby fat I have noticed how everything “settles” and become more well proportioned , sorry I dont’t know how to say it better.

      • Lady says:

        I think you said it perfect Eleonor. Im the same age and I’d say Ive noticed the same thing with myself. I think women peak around early to mid 30’s. Men tend to peak around 35 – 40. I’ve always found older men hot and now that Im in this age range its awesome lol

      • Chris says:

        Without a doubt, Eleonor
        I think my ‘shifts’ began in my early 30s….my nose developed a minuscule alteration from its very sharp profile, and now, late 50s, it’s a nice nose but really quite different from my 25yr old one! As compensation, my cheekbones are much more defined, yippee!

        And while my jawline is starting to give in to age, my face is virtually unlined, except for a few at the corners of my eyes….I mention this ( for the umpteenth time) because people take lack of lines on slebs as clear proof of invasive procedures……but it ain’t necessarily so.

  9. Talie says:

    The shot in the animal skin coat — soooo good! One of my faves

  10. Hissyfit says:

    I kind of believe it but as a joke on her part. The media portray Jolie now as this serious, no nonsense woman but people/ celebrities who have met her and got to hang out and work with her always say how she’s so funny and hilarious in person, that she like to joke around and pull pranks.

    Jolie used to be one of those fun, sexy and a bit wild woman which I kind of miss now that I think about it. She did grow up to be an amazing and inspiring woman, still gorgeous too but a little boring now.

  11. A. Key says:

    I believe it, and I love it!

  12. TheRealMaya says:

    People who have met Angelina always say how surprised their are that she is funny and has a wicked sense of humour.

    It’s just the media and some haters who just want to portray this woman as too wild (even though she was pretty tame compared to others – never went to jail, court, DUI or ever felt out of nightclubs drunk), blood drinking vamp who was sex crazed.

    Some people just can’t seem to accept that this woman is down to earth, funny, warm and giving. They have to put her in negative light just to satisfy themselves.

    • Naddie says:

      Yes! I’m so tired of this “wild Angelina” thing. Midia loves a label, although I don’t think she ever bothered about it.

  13. K says:

    “What’s up baby”? Ugh, f*cking a*shole.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, that’s pretty gross.
      I think it’s possible she said it, who knows, Pat’s not the most reliable source. But if he was walking around talking to women like that, women he knew only on a professional level, ick.

  14. Andrea1 says:

    My God! That face is breath taking…

  15. Lucky Charm says:

    I believe she may have said something tongue-in-cheek, especially since he said she winked when she said it. But if I was alone in an elevator with a shady older man who said “What’s up, baby?” to me, I would be very uncomfortable and would NOT tell him that I’m horny!

    And my goodness, she’s so beautiful it aches!

  16. Reece says:

    He’s such a creeper. Anybody else saying that and I would think they were joking but him, nope. Angelina probably was, esp to deflect him, but him, if she had taken him seriously then there’s no way he wouldn’t gone for it.

  17. Penelope says:

    He’s nothing but a disgraced, irrelevant old pig.

    She is breathtaking in these photos. She’s still gorgeous but she had a softer, rounder look then. And of course those incredible full lips!

  18. The Original G says:

    He wishes. If she did, she was yanking his horny old man chain. Apparently this is all he’s got to put in his memoir.

  19. Esmom says:

    Lol at “gossip diaspora.” So true. It wasn’t that long ago that friends (and me for one year when I got a gift subscription) waited breathlessly for Fridays when their People mag would arrive. Seems so quaint now.

    Sounds like Mr. O’Brien is still desperate to make a comeback. Good luck with that.

  20. poppy says:

    wow. he is creepy on multiple levels. i feel sorry for any and all females that had to have any contact with him. yuck.

  21. fan of angie says:

    Her face is just so beautiful – wow!

  22. Chris says:

    Her beauty is such a great gift, I find it as moving as beautiful architecture, which is, as we know, ‘frozen music’.
    In the little cupboard in my brain where I keep strange beliefs, there’s one that insists that Aphrodite sometimes visits us still….in the form of Marilyn, and now Angelina, both of whom are, imo, something more than beautiful, something divine.
    (Blimey….time for my ‘common sense’ pills!)

    • I Choose Me says:

      It’s okay Chris. You should take a peek in my cupboard sometime. Also, I love the expression ‘frozen music’

  23. MaiGirl says:

    I know aging changes us all, but it seems like part of the reason she is so radiant in these photos is that she weighed more. Her face was fuller. Not to body-shame (or in this case, face-shame), because she has a right to be whatever weight she wants, but I think she would look softer and better with another 10 or 15 pounds on. Was it Deneuve or Loren who said that thing about choosing face over a**?

  24. fluffy says:

    She’s one of those few celebrities who’s stunning back then and still gorgeous now. She will age beautifully.

  25. Liz says:

    Vintage Jolie is so much more alluring than now-Jolie. Brad has ruined her.

    • mandap says:

      My husband has ruined me, too. Over the past twelve years, he has given me three precious children and allowed me to AGE. Like Brad, my husband has done nothing to stop time… so mean and thoughtless! My wrinkles, gray hair, a butt 2 sizes larger than when we were married- all his fault!! I’m very happy to be “ruined”, and judging by her words and actions, so is Angie.

  26. Izzy says:

    ” “If Voight felt that he was going to win his daughter back by this TV confessional, he was sadly mistaken,” the reporter writes. ”

    If Pat O’Brien thought saying “What’s up, baby?” to a potential interview subject would impress anyone with his reporting skills, he was sadly mistaken.

  27. Moira says:

    Angie mad have said that in jest but she was celibate for nearly two years after she and Billy split. I doubt she was terribly chummy with any reporter and if this was after O’Brien gave Voight a TV spot to trash his only daughter on national TV I hope the famously non-judgy/grudgy AJ wouldn’t give him the time of day.

    • Wingnut says:

      She was “celibate”? Oh, hell no. Is it so bad to remember her as she was? She has spoken of sleeping with different lovers during that time. Remember the interview where she spoke about banging multiple people but being careful about not letting them into her new son’s life? Come on, people. She DOES seem very involved in her causes, and I think that’s where her heart is now, but lets not rewrite history. Personally, I liked her better back then. She was vulnerable, honest and relatable. Everything out of her mouth now sounds pious and rehearsed. She never laughs at herself. If she says anything self-deprecating, it somehow feels like she’s slyly complimenting herself and her lifestyle.

  28. Katie says:

    Of course he would say this now he’s jobless and bored.. cashing in on the “Wild Child” image years after she has grown up and successfully built a beautiful life for herself.