Melissa Etheridge was given a ‘subtle warning’ by Angelina Jolie’s ‘fixer’


Earlier this week, Melissa Etheridge appeared on Andy Cohen’s radio show and Cohen, being a gossipy bitch, asked Melissa for her thoughts on the Brangelina Split. Melissa is a well-known Team Aniston person, and Melissa also has a history of saying derogatory things about Angelina Jolie. Melissa didn’t let Cohen down – she had many thoughts, like how Angelina’s claim that Brad Pitt struck Maddox was “completely unfounded” and that Angelina was “purposefully” trying to be “mean” and put “misinformation” out there. Melissa said she hoped Brad would get in touch with her since they haven’t spoken in ten years. There was a lot more.

So, Melissa appeared on Watch What Happens Live last night with Andy Cohen and he brought it up again. It seems that Melissa had told him something new behind-the-scenes, and she couldn’t wait to reveal it on-camera. Melissa claimed that she had been contacted by a “fixer” for Angelina Jolie and that fixer had issued a “subtle warning.” Melissa said: “There are people whose job it is to kind of fix things for celebrities… I haven’t spoke to Brad in forever. Every time I say something it gets turned around and twisted and all of a sudden I’m saying something about [Angelina] … so I thought I would do what I do best, and I wrote a song about it today.” First of all, nobody “twisted” anything. Melissa wanted attention and she got it by bashing Angelina publicly. So Melissa’s tune has changed… literally. Here’s her song:

The lyrics of “The Fixer Blues”:

“Seems I said some things about an old, old, old friend that got some people talking. Well, I know broken hearts, a thing or two about divorce, I’ve been there before once, OK twice. And I have not seen my friend in over 10 years and I swear I have never, ever, ever, ever, ever met his wife…Fixer, I hope you understand to scandalize was never my plan. So the moral of this story is divorce is a bitch and nobody wins. Let’s not do unto others and please forgive us our sins, life is too hard anyway. So when you chatting with Andy, you better watch what you say.”

[Via Us Weekly]

Hm. While I think Melissa needs to stay in her lane and STFU about Brangelina entirely, I’m also sort of disappointed in Angelina. I get that Jolie has amassed a giant team of A-list legal talent for the fight ahead, including the real-life Olivia Pope. But it seems…I don’t know? Petty and small for Jolie’s team to go around issuing “subtle warnings” to people like Melissa Etheridge. Keep your eye on the ball, Team Jolie.


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  1. Lora says:

    Wow I never thought it would end like this! Why is nothing private and civilsed anymore?

    • almondmilk says:


      1) Maybe it won’t (end like this).

      2 )Nothing is ‘private and civilized,’ because people like Melissa Etheridge and Chelsea Handler like coattail stalking Angelina and her family and saying derogatory things about a mom and children in pain. People they don’t know at all.

      3)it is unlike Angelina to even address these rats. But perhaps since it’s no longer just her dealing with slurs she notoriously doesn’t address attacks) but her now older children who can read (and browse) she’s having her legal team get involved.
      If this is even true – it’s probably because of the ‘completely unfounded,’ remark Etheridge is telling media outlets. Then slandering Jolie by saying she ‘did nasty things,’ (whatever that means). This can be easily disproven.

      Let’s face it, Angelina is great friends with both of her exes pre Brad.

      Etheridge, not so much. Brad, either.

      • sherry says:

        “Nothing is ‘private and civilized,’ because people like Melissa Etheridge and Chelsea Handler like coattail stalking Angelina and her family and saying derogatory things about a mom and children in pain. People they don’t know at all.”

        Exactly!!! They’re looking to settle scores from 10 – 15 years ago and Jolie is just looking out for her family (meaning her kids). I’m sure she could care less what Handler and Etheridge say about her, but she does care about how their mean and petty comments affect the children.

      • Lindsay says:

        They are hardly driving the narrative though. Brad and Angelina have a lot to answer for with the leak and the way this whole thing is going down. They could have stayed quiet, been low key and avoided a lot of speculation and drama. From the start it has been a very public mess and drama.

      • Capepopsie says:

        I’m also questioning the truthfulness of this “subtile warning”

      • Ariel says:

        Thank you.

      • nikko says:

        Well the fixer should be contacting everyone here, because it looks like everyone has an opinion and comments on the Pitt’s divorce; and no one here knows Brad or Angelina.

      • Looty says:

        Well said @almondmilk, totally agree.

      • Louise177 says:

        I think Angelina said something because of what Melissa said and the circumstances. She basically said that Brad was an innocent victim and Angelina was framing him. Melissa’s opinion will get more attention and weight because she and Brad used to be friends, eventhough they haven’t been in touch for over a decade. Comments like these hurts the kids more than Handler saying Angelina is insane.

      • Carmen says:

        Everybody is saying Brad and Angie should have kept this divorce low key. TMZ has people snooping all over the courthouses looking for scoops. A divorce petition is public record. Once TMZ or anyone else got their hands on a divorce petition involving the most famous couple on the planet, how on earth was it going to be kept low key?

    • María says:

      Nothing is ‘private and civilized’ when one person goes out of control, heavily drunk with 6 kids around IN PUBLIC WITH WITNESSES. These are the facts according brad’s side.
      Perhaps if it hadn’t been for the ‘plan incident’ the divorce have done in an amicable terms

      • wolfpup says:

        “Let’s not do unto others, and please forgive us our sins, life is too hard anyway.” (Melissa E.)

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      Trying to make herself relevant again. But I think she’s a nasty piece of work herself, and she wouldn’t like to have people publicly using her personal sh*t as entertainment. I know someone who used to be her nanny. Maybe I should talk about that. But I won’t.

      • elle says:

        Perhaps the you or the nanny could write a song? No names need be involved. Just, “Sorry, Ms Horrible Human Being…” Perhaps then Melissa will be more worried about haunting karoake bars instead of going on television and spouting her irrelevant opinions.

      • Sage says:

        Do it!!!!!

      • lily says:

        I wonder if Brad called her up and said – you were the first thought that popped in my head when I was served I missed you sooooooo much Mel now we can finally hang out again.

  2. Sullivan says:

    Shut the f*ck up, Melissa. Talk and sing (seriously?) about your own life.

    • naomipaige says:

      She needs to mind her own business. Why’s she butting in?

      • Little Darling says:


        I hope the subtle warning was; “Girl. You in danger.” A la Whoppi Goldberg in Ghost.

      • Pix says:

        Why? Because she is THIRSTY! She hasn’t been relevant I over 10 years and she’s got nothing else going on.

      • Samtha says:

        Exactly. Especially considering how messy and shameful she was during her divorce.

    • Alexi says:

      Classic considering how notoriously cheap she was trying to be with Tammy her x if any of that scoop is true…..and she married their mutual good friend I believe???? So yes Melissa no one is perfect including YOU!! I used to dig ME but not so sure now….although I am sure she misses her boy Brad

      • sherry says:

        I used to like her too, until I saw what an a**hole she was to her exes. She’s no better than Kelsey Grammer who “falls in love” and starts families with several women leaving the “old family” in the dust.

        She should take a hard seat and shut up.

    • tealily says:

      She’s one of those celebs who would be SO much more likable if she just talked less. I used to be a fan, when all I knew was her music and a tiny bit about her personal life.

  3. Zuzus Girl says:

    Melissa ia an a-hole. Plain and simple.

    • als says:

      She really is and if Angelina’s people did not know this, if they did not know she would go on TV right after they talk to her and spill everything, then she hired idiots. That is IF this story is true to begin with.

      • It'sJustBlanche says:

        What would the fixer supposedly wreck? Does Melissa Etheridge have a career to screw up? She singing at local fairs these days.

      • Seraphina says:

        Als I am in complete agreement. But wow. This is going to get real good I think. I’m popping some popcorn 🍿

    • the_blonde_one says:

      I seriously doubt one of AJ’s ‘people’ hunted down Ethridge and warned her about anything. What likely happened is someone, same random person watched the show and saw Ethridge and said ‘wow, you were a jerk’ or some such thing.

    • Sera says:

      I so agree. She is the wedding singer who thought she was friends with the groom. Lol. She needs to shut up and MYOB.

  4. yellowrocket says:

    I can’t stand Melissa she slammed Angelina specifically, it wasn’t just a conversation about Brad.

    I love Angie but stories like this do make me think that her ‘I don’t care about Hollywood and I don’t pay attention to gossip’ attitude is actually a carefully crafted media persona. And I don’t want to think that about her because she’s a UN Ambassador, a philanthropist a talented actress and so much more.

    • als says:

      I disagree, her image never struck me as ‘I don’t care about Hollywood and I don’t pay attention to gossip’ , my impression is that Angelina knows exactly who she is, what her place is in the industry and she has been building her image in a responsible, deliberate manner and the only way to do that is to pay attention.
      However, she is usually smart about what she does. If this story is true, paying attention to someone like Melissa Etheridge is very dumb, which is why I don’t think it is true.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      It IS part of Angie’s public persona to be ‘above it all’ but people who have worked with her have said she can be very controlling about image and is very organized about what she puts out for public consumption. She has a good brain for strategy and public perception, usually.

      Hollywood–and people in general–doesn’t often like to change its mind about people, women especially. This one over here is always the girl next door, that other one’s the wild child, and oh, look, there’s the sexpot. Angelina’s image went from that of a person who was known for wearing vials of blood and talking openly about engaging in knife-play and self-harm to her current image fairly quickly. It certainly didn’t happen 100% organically, IMO.

      • Adorable says:

        Really?!?..Who are these people who’ve “WORKED”with Angie who’ve said that???

        Oh Melissa!..How I Used to be a fan when you use to host “Beyond Chance”..oh how I believed you were drama-free & all…sigh…

    • Jess says:

      She used to be that Angelina who didn’t care or play into the Hollywood thing, she was doing drugs, jumping into fountains with her Oscar, kissing her brother, and married a man who was engaged to another woman, but she worked for years to overcome that wild child image, she’s very smart and knows exactly what she’s doing.

      As far as Melissa, if she hasn’t spoken to Brad in 10 years then she knows nothing of his personal life now, but I think it’s funny she’s being so gossipy and catty.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I think she has always cared and played the game of Hollywood. Even back in her wild days she was acutely aware and happily played and marketed her wild, deep, dark, knife playing self. I remember she did a ton of stuff about her first marriage and the fact she wore leather pants and a white tee with jonny lee’s name written in her own blood. Then we had the whole Billy bob blood vial wearing thing . With the we just had sex two minutes ago in the limo b4 hitting the red carpet and telling the reporter. No, she has always played the game, it’s just that her narratives and her as a person have changed.

        Your right she is super smart and to get to her status of old school Hollywood royalty ,she is successfully in control. Kudus to her.

        Oh and as for Melissa, I really don’t know what to make on her remarks about her Portrayal of encountering this or these fixers. But I too, really don’t like Melissa. These fixers sound like something about of a sci fi movie/ Scientology. I have no doubt that these fixers are a thing for a celeb with damage control for there well guarded imaginers.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Billy Bob was already broken up with Laura Dern when he got with Angelina. Laura Dern even admitted this later. She thought he would come back to her and was pissed and heart broken when she found out he’d married someone else. If there was some overlap that was on him not Angelina.

        That said, I do believe Angelina does control her image and is very savvy about it. In the past though, she has never addressed such catty statements made about her and there have been some truly nasty things said by Chelsea Handler et al. However, the game has changed. Her kids are involved and their future together as a family is at stake. With the level of attention being paid to this divorce she may have felt it necessary to shut the crap Melissa was saying down fast.

        You can’t always take the high road. I imagine that this is a very emotional, sensitive time for her and she’s just fed up.

      • Aussie girl says:

        I choose me you are completely right with the past Ange taking the high road. It created and formed a level of her being beyond that comtempory celebrity, that bashed the nay sayers through social media and interviews. She was beyond going tit for tat and In most cases probably still is. Your point on her shutting shit down ASAP with the kids been involved sounds spot on to me.
        Melissa doesn’t even know Brad and really she sounds thirsty for attention in trying to link her name to the celebrity breakup of the century. She said she hadn’t spoken to him in 10 years, how would she have any idea of the dynamics in their relationship. Thirsty and damn rude.
        I hope her team turned up at Handler’s house and put her in her vulgar, wannabe face.

      • Carmen says:

        Oh please, for the umpteen zillion and twenty-third time, Laura Dern’s “engagement” to Billy Bob Thornton existed only in her overheated imagination. BBT has said several times that Dern kept pestering him to marry her and he never had any intention of doing it. Can we finally put this canard to rest?

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I don’t even know if this ‘warning’ actually happened, but I don’t fault AJ for issuing one (if she did, at all). It’s not about just AJ anymore. It’s about her kids seeing, hearing, reading things about their mom that paint her as ‘nasty’ and telling lies. if somebody were doing that toward me, I would slap them with a libel suit before they could finish because it would affect my son. And Brad could/should do the same if there are unfounded accusations toward him for the same reason – the parents are adults and can handle themselves, but when children are involved, it’s entirely different ball game.

    • whirldly says:

      Well of course Angelina cares very deeply about what Hollywood thinks – that’s why she’s been handling PR for both herself and Brad for years. From selling pics of the babies and the wedding to the covers of People and Hello and arranging for herself and Brad to appear on the covers of GQ and Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair and Vogue and Entertainment Weekly… and selling stories with complete control over the final copy (like the one about great dad Brad) and the ones about her work as a director and a humanitarian and a UN ambassador. .. and threatens publications that print negative stories with making themselves and their kids unavailable . She controlled it all. No intermediary – no one else.
      And now she’s giving out warnings and bolting and blowing it by sending mixed messages and dragging her kids thither and ton like they’re on the run from Nazis.
      Whatever edge she had by moving first has been lost along with her objectivity and a solid plan going forward. It’s a mess – and she’s choosing to drag her kids into all of it.
      She needs to stop and think and maybe send the kids somewhere safe and familiar with people they love while she and Brad work out this divorce.
      What a dog’s breakfast!

      • SaraR. says:

        Wow, are you working in publishing? She needed to arrange all these interviews for Brad and herself, because no one would want to talk to them? She threatened publications? Which ones? Because, whenever I got in supermarket, in the last 12 years, from what I saw from magazine stands, Angelina was the most hated woman in America. So what did all this influence do for her?
        And how is she dragging kids? They are in secluded house, and they already had a “wonderful visit with their father”, according to People. She needs to stop and think? Really?

  5. ctgirl says:

    Why would anyone care what Melissa Ethridge has to say about anyone else’s relationship? Her personal life hasn’t been squeaky clean.

    • Alexi says:


    • Heat says:

      I really don’t believe that she ever received a call from anyone’s “fixer”.
      Hey Melissa: High five for trying to stay relevant, but go home and try working on “fixing” your own messes, wouldja? No one actually cares what you think.

      • Alexi says:

        Love it Heat! The irony is that Melissa was the Angelina in her breakup with Tammy! I know peeps who knew Tammy from way back to her humble village bartending days. ME was a true penny pincher… sure she will be on wife four at some point…..someone way younger. I frankly bet she would love Portia or K Stew!!

  6. Aiobhan says:

    Good for Angelina for putting bitter and hypocritical a–hats in their place. What would be the point in her hiring the woman and not let her do her job? It gives Angelina more time to focus on her real issues: her health and her family.

    It would be different if Angelina herself was pulling a Corey Feldman and leaving long and delusional voice mail about ending people’s non-existent careers. I would totally be disappointed if she was doing that. Actually, I would lol and then be slightly disappointed in her and then lol again.

    • original kay says:

      I agree with your first paragraph.

      but are we really at the point where we invoke Corey’s name in such a derogatory manner? Guy is suffering, has been for many years. Empathy is required. Please be kind.

      • I understand that Corey is damaged, but he is also a nasty, misogynist, dirt bag who makes my skin crawl.

      • original kay says:

        wow I missed that! anywhere I can look to read about it?

        I always thought he was nice 🙁

      • I know, I felt sorry for him too, but he seams to have gone from victim to abuser. There was a bunch of stories about him, a few weeks back on CB, talking about his Angels. They are a group of women he says he is helping by having them move into his home and sign a revolting contract. Some of the things the girls agree to includes wearing lingerie around the house, eating only the food he approves, cleaning his home, no male visitors and on and on. It completely turned my stomach and destroyed any goodwill I ever had towards him. Sorry, so far off topic.

      • original kay says:

        Thanks for the heads up. I’ll go back to read 🙁

        How disappointing.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Hmmm….I see Corey as a product of his being a child sex victim. He better watch it ’cause it sounds like he’s becoming disturbingly similar to Charlie Sheen…whom I’ve always suspected was a child victim himself and that it sent him on the perverted overly sexed sociopath he’s become. I’m not making excuses for Feldman. He is a grown man now – a tiny one – but still grown LOL. But I can see why he is the way he is. No condoning or sympathy for what he’s doing, just what was done to him when he was a vulnerable kid.

        I’ve said it before, but I’m saying it again – parents who would put their kids in show business are some sick selfish individuals – because they do know what happens to their kids once they cast them into that world.

      • Bridget says:

        There’s a reason why its a cycle of abuse.

      • sunny says:

        I’m not defending Corey’s actions, but thos women are adults, correct? They aren’t being forced into this situation and they are presumably mentally competent. So shouldn’t we be applauding women making their own choices, no matter how personally repulsive we may find it?

      • Sunny, in this scenario the women are looking for a way into show business and Corey is using his “fame” to take advantage of that. He is the one with the power and control and he is clearly taking advantage of that. Your comment was…surreal.

    • yellow says:

      Sunny: None of that make the contracts sound any better, so, respectfully… that is all beside the point.

  7. Fa says:

    She didn’t say which fixer call her let’s not forget Brad also hired crisis manager, i will be disappointed if Angie people called her because Angie never care people talking about her she doesn’t even have publicist

    • roses says:

      I don’t know but I could see her team contacting her with a warning. I mean ME basically went on TV claiming that Jolie was purposely putting misinformation out there so she could gain custody of the kids and that the events claimed were unfounded against Pitt. Its one thing to talk about a celebrity but a serious family matter such as this that involves their kids is being used here is a whole different ballgame.

    • Lindsay says:

      They would make it clear, “I am calling on behalf of…” and she could go online and find out who works for who (and seems petty and invested enough to do that.) Brad really didn’t need to take corrective action, she was defending him while also admitting she hadn’t seen or heard from him in over a decade. That’s enough distance to know Brad didn’t encourage it and for him to view it as expressing her opinion when asked so she can craft a pro-Brad narrative without his finger prints being all over it. Also, she desperately wants to be recognized by Brad and talk to him. If he called her personally and asked her to stop he could shut it down with a five or ten minute conversation.

      It is funny her “proof” seems to be it takes one to know one, game recognizes game, because she acted horrendously during her divorce and custody dispute she is able to “see through” Angelina even if she doesn’t know any of the specifics. She should be ashamed of how she acted, not proudly bringing it up to bash another woman she knows nothing about.

      • G says:

        I mean, having Melissa blather about for Brad doesn’t really make him look great either. If I were one of his fixers, I would tell her she’s not helping. They aren’t even friends at this point.
        I have no idea why Melissa would get involved to begin with. I certainly don’t feel the need to defend the choices of people who I am no longer friends with. She doesn’t even know who he is anymore.

  8. sushi says:

    Nobody knows anything about other’s family behind closed door. I do not believe for a moment Angelina cares for gossips about herself but if it affects her children, she will hit.

  9. Clare says:

    I have a feeling this whole warning. Tom the fixer thing is made up. I suspect miss Melissa, who clearly is desperately thirsty, read somewhere that Angelina has hired the fixer and made up a little story after she got panned by the media, and to keep this bizarre narrative going.

    Anyway, on what planet is this her business to comment on? I mean, by her own admission she hasn’t spoken to Brat Pitt in 10 years – why are you running around giving interviews about this? Pathetic.

    • Londerland says:

      Yup. I just don’t buy it, and it’s sad – Melissa used to be so cool, back in the day.

    • Clare says:

      I meant to say warning FROM the fixer. Can’t seem to edit

    • Samtha says:

      Agree 100%–I doubt anyone contacted her at all. She’s desperate for attention since no one’s given a crap about her in a decade or so.

  10. cr says:

    So Melissa was ‘warned’ not to be mean to Angelina, even though Melissa hasn’t spoken with Brad in 10 years?
    Why I am doubtful about this?

    • original kay says:

      It makes me wonder how Melissa defines “warning”.

      This whole Melissa thing is such a joke.As if Brad is going to want to reconnect with her, after the things she’s said about the mother of his kids. Brad may be many things, but I still believe he loves and respects Angelina, and of course his children. His behaviour points to the contrary at this moment, and while I may be naive, I think he will help himself. I hope so.

  11. Agapanthus says:

    Ok, I get the thing about sticking up for friends (kind of) but no need to do it so publicly. She is also daft to comment about the child abuse allegations, as the only people who know what really happened were the ones that were there that day. And she hasn’t seen Brad for years. However, I do think it is kind of funny to stick one up to all the fixing and lawyering up that is going on.

  12. shewolf says:

    Sooo… Melissa knows what went down between Jolie and Pitt without even being there and without even speaking to Jolie EVER and without even speaking to Pitt in ten years? That’s some kind of talent.

  13. Zapp Brannigan says:

    Has Jolie ever spoken out about rumours spread about her? If not anyone could make up anything, confident in the knowledge that she will not address it, if not legally actionable. She cares about her image like all in Hollywood do, none of them are above it they just respond differently.

  14. manatee says:

    Let Brangelina their divorce and why do we need these “teams”. Do we know Angelina or Brad personally, can we decide who is better and more honest or or or

  15. Maya says:

    Finally Angelina is fighting back against the media and famehungry Aniston gang.

    After 12 years of vile accusations and hypocritical attacks, it seems that Angelina has reached a point where she has realised it can and will affect children.

    Go Angie – you have lots of fans who is standing by you.

    PS: I still believe Angie and Brad are working behind the scenes together because I feel they still love each other.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      ‘Aniston gang’?!

      Jennifer Aniston has not made any comment about any of this, nor is there any proof whatsoever that she told Melissa or any of her friends to go on the attack here. Based on what’s been reported, Melissa took Jen’s side in the divorce, but she and Jen actually aren’t friends now and haven’t been for years.

      I know you really, really admire Angelina, but I find your constant villainization of JA to be quite absurd.

      • Maya says:

        Well let’s see – Chelsea, Melissa, Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel are just the few people who are friends with Jennifer who regularly attacks Angelina.

        Jennifer ain’t the nice sweet woman she claims to be. If she really is happy and wants nothing to do with this then she would have told them to be quiet. And yes you can tell your friends not to talk about them or their exes…

        I do admire Angelina but I also have been following Jennifer and seen her pr games to know she is fake.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        “Well let’s see – Chelsea, Melissa, Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel are just the few people who are friends with Jennifer who regularly attacks Angelina.”

        Take a look at what Chelsea, Howard, and Jimmy do for a living. They make inflammatory comments about MANY celebrities for attention. It’s not just limited to Jolie, nor do they only say negative things about people Jennifer Aniston dislikes. Please get some perspective.

        Also, Melissa is a raging asshole, but you’re conveniently ignoring the fact that she and Jennifer haven’t been friends for years. Melissa chose to attack Angelina to stick up for her “friend” Brad, and again, that’s not Jennifer Aniston’s fault.

      • Naya says:

        Chelsea, Stern and Kimmel also went in on Charlie Sheen, Madonna and Sean Penn, THATS what they do for a living; follow pop culture and mock it. Even without the Bermuda triangle, Melissa would still be defending Brad. The friendship was with Brad and she clearly blames Angie for his silence. Angie will be in her old lady deathbed and you will still be looking for ways to blame Jen for the aging.

      • Josephina says:

        Angie is not controlling. She simply does not engage, unlike Aniston and company who feel a need to comment or explain about something that is dead in the water. Any comment you make makes the issue current.

        True friends respect your wishes and usually do not say anything to embarass, misrepresent or humiliate you, especially in public.

        Too many ( at least 7 that I can count) have spoken as if something should have been said. Truth is there was never anything left to say. The fact that ANY of her friends has ANYTHING at all to say in public IS the issue. These celebrities know the media has a Big Mac appetite for gossip. Why get involved in the first place? How about no comment AND making sure all of your friends follow your lead?

        NONE of Angie’s friends, ex-husbands or family have said a word about Angie’s love life. I am sure Jolie’s ex-husbands have been asked to comment and they say complimentary things about Angie. They are not commenting about feeling relieved or now they are happy as if their happiness was connected to the rise or downfall of someone else’s marriage.

        See the difference??

    • Adorable says:

      I believe so too Maya!
      & Whats wrong if Angies people contacted Melissa(if she were to be believed)?…Angelina has been attacked by the media almost all of her career so if she’s putting on her boxing Gloves now I say go ahead girlfriend!

    • Lindsay says:

      This has nothing to do with Jennifer Aniston. Let it go! She hasn’t been friends with Melissa Ethridge in years either (probably due to this behavior.) She has a life, you may find it shallow/boring/superficial/unfulfilling ect, but she seems happy. Jennifer Aniston didn’t call an emergency meeting and plot to “save” Brad and “destroy” Angelina. They are doing fine on there own, she doesn’t need or want to directly or indirectly join the fray. Brad is someone else’s problem.

    • Bridget says:

      Melissa Ethridge is on Team Melissa. You can always count on her to represent herself, first and foremost. I don’t think she and Aniston have really been friends for a long time – I’ve always interpreted her bitterness towards Jolie as though perhaps Pitt and Jolie saw through ME and saw what a terrible person is and ME blames Jolie for that.

  16. Sera says:

    And you believe ME. It was probably Brad’s team and she won’t admit that , after all she sang at his first wedding.

  17. Neelyo says:

    I think the fixer was invented by Melissa’s team to save face. Her attorney probably told her to STFU before she got sued.

    • Lindsay says:

      She didn’t say anything that would rise to the level of a lawsuit. What attorney would advise bringing it up again, have her tell a lie and write a song about it and bring it up on a show with an even larger audience? That strategy doesn’t make sense. If they were concerned about the legal ramifications they would tell her to not mention anything about it again, completely drop it. It is up to the client to actually take sound advice and she has an album to promote.

  18. Patricia says:

    Wow Melissa and Brad must be really good friends considering they haven’t spoken in years and she never met the mother of his 6 children (eyeroll). What a loser.

    Also Angelina has every right to request that this bottom-of-the-barrel-bitch not comment on what went on between Maddox and Brad. That’s damaging to Maddox and you know Angelina wants to protect her children, who are going through enough as it is.

    Melissa has made herself out to be a compete moron, hanger-on to someone more famous, and asshole.

    • Emily says:

      That was my first thought. Maybe the fixer said “hey, could you not call an on-going investigation into child abuse ‘unfounded’? That would be great.” (is it still on-going? The fact that it existed at all pretty much proves it’s not unfounded).

      And with as messy as her own personal life has been, she should probably just shut up.

      • Lindsay says:

        On average it takes about three months. They parenting plan is for three weeks and it is usually set up to cover the duration of the investigation. However, they investigate every claim, an investigation is not proof of guilt. Plenty of people have been put through investigations due to spite, misunderstandings, ect. Just like being a “person of interest” doesn’t mean you committed a crime. Innocent until proven guilty, remember?

        I am not saying that it is the case here but a child welfare investigation does not automatically mean that there are problems or they are bad parents. Many investigation don’t find anything and about 80% don’t rise to the level of criminal charges and less than 5% result in the child/ren being temporarily or permanently removed from the home.

      • Pfft says:

        @Lindsay, you can repeat that as many times as you like (and you’ve been doing yeoman’s work in these posts doing so), but the Angeloonies aren’t interested in facts. If you read their posts it’s one or two sentences of reported knowledge and then reams of speculation (usually along with a “reminder” that no one actually knows these people — Pot, meet Kettle).

        Jolie can do no wrong and anyone else who is even within her orbit isn’t worth spitting on if they don’t kiss her ring. Clearly, that means Brad is lucky not to be rotting away in prison already.

  19. Hmmm says:

    I use to have so much respect for Melissa Etheridge.

    • Colette says:

      I’m curious,when did you have so much respect for her? Was it before her divorce to Tammy?

  20. I kinda Brad (when he is sober) says:

    Sure she wrote an amazing song, hope very soon we can hear it. Or maybe not.
    Opportunist, just shut up!

  21. Nancy says:

    It’s all such crap. We still live in America and she can say anything she wants. She never said anything specific about Angelina. She may not like her but she is no Chelsea Handler. IF TRUE, Angie’s people need to chill, people can say a whole lot more than Melissa did. BTW Kelly Clarkson is so funny!

    • crogirl says:

      I don’t believe anything this woman says. She is just hungry for attention. Angie never commented on anything, I get that she could reach a breakong point but don’t think it would be over melissa. Etheridge knows if angie’s team denied this nobody would believe them and that’s what she’s counting on.

      • Lindsay says:

        She has had lawyers contact other media outlets. It isn’t beyond belief. She still hasn’t commented really. Most people shut up when they get a letter like that. Melissa Ethridge and Perez Hilton apparently don’t.

    • Tara says:

      Yep, she can say anything she wants, but you’ve heard of slander laws, right? Etheridge was using words like “unfounded” about a current child abuse investigation. She’s not in protected speech territory there, IMO. T

      • Lindsay says:

        Angelina is a public figure. That bar is really high. She has to say something damaging, knowing it is false, make it a statement not an opinion, and cause provable financial damage due to the slander of her character.

        However, both legally and morally if she keeps talking about it she should state it is her opinion. Or just shut up, she said her piece, doesn’t have any insight or either party’s blessing.

      • FingerBinger says:

        Etheridge using words like unfounded isn’t slander. If she said Pitt was falsely accused by Jolie of child abuse would be slander.

    • Dana says:

      @nancy Did we read the same comment? She’s implying Angelina is the person that caused her friendship to end with Brad, saying she hasn’t seen him in ten years like he doesn’t have a say in their friendship. Plus, bringing up the past with the Laura Dern, Billy Bob Thornton nonsense, this is a personal attack on her character. She’s also feeding into the narrative men don’t have minds of their own and women are villains. She slammed Angelina.

      • Nancy says:

        Well Dana, you used the word implication which isn’t a fact. She doesn’t like Angelina, so what…it seems people either idolize her or hate her. Andy Cohen and others like him feed the monster to keep their name in the blogs. You better get used to it if it upsets you or don’t read the blogs, because this is going to get uglier as time goes by.

      • Dana says:

        I’m sharing my opinion just like you. Melissa’s comment was petty and she wanted a headline. She knows the media is looking for any info on their split. You don’t have to be an Angelina fan to see she was petty and dislikes Angelina because she believes Angelina has Brad’s balls in her purse. Back to the same old story Angelina is a wicked witch that stole a man.

        And bringing up the Laura Dern and Billy Bob drama. When was the last time that was in the news? We’re on a gossip blog speculating, we’re not public figures. Our comments aren’t going to make headlines like ME. Brad and Angelina haven’t commented and there haven’t been any leaks, but ME can’t stop talking about their divorce. It’s trashy to insert yourself into someone’s family problems.

      • Nancy says:

        Dana: Go up thread and read Pfft’s post. It sums up my sentiments precisely.

      • Dana says:

        My point isn’t Melissa should kiss her a$$. She chose to include herself into the drama even if means having people realize she’s releasing a new record. If she wants to get in touch with Brad, adding to the gossip surrounding his family wasn’t the way to do it. She makes it sound like it’s Angelina’s fault she couldn’t get in touch with Brad. He’s rich. If he wanted to reconnect he would have.

  22. molly says:

    I’m glad angelina is fighting back. Her children are a lot older now and have access to the internet, they see all the vile things said about their mother & them as a family. So these older years & now at a time when media & press are like a wild pack of dogs printing anything negative during their split, i see why angelina is fighting them. No shade for her from me.

  23. Brittney B. says:

    Seriously doubt Angrlina’s team talked to her. Maaaaybe Brad’s team, in a “thanks but no thanks” way… but Angelina is smart enough to know which people to pay attention to. She has never acknowledged or stopped Handler’s attacks; why would she care about yet another has-been who never even met her?

    • Bridget says:

      Melissa Etheridge comes across as being desperate for that famous friendship again. She’s a nasty piece of work – she knows a thing or two about divorce, huh?

      • Brittney B. says:

        Yep. I’d say “pot meet kettle”… but she doesn’t know any more about Angelina or this divorce than we do. She sure succeeded at getting her names in print two days in a row, though, didn’t she?

  24. Tara says:

    Ehheridge has no room to talk. She was awful to hee ex. Used to like her… Long long ago.

    • elle says:

      I know! I have trouble listening to her first few albums, which I loved, because she has revealed herself to be so horrible.

  25. Ama says:

    Still Team Angelina!

  26. Jep says:

    I seriously doubt this happened. A woman that was dragged to family court because she wasn’t paying child support and cheated on her then wife. She is no longer relevant and is trying to make the conversation around her from people she hadn’t seen in ten years. This is pathetic

    • Brittney B. says:

      I forgot about that particular chapter of her nasty divorce saga. No wonder she feels free to call everything “unfounded”, regardless of ongoing investigations. In her mind, the 90’s heartthrobs can do no wrong; the younger sexy women are just too good at manipulating the system.

  27. Mew says:

    Did she always have a PR team despite all claims otherwise or is there some reason she has started suddenly caring about what other ppl say about her. Because she’s been saying ages she doesn’t care. So, what’s a story and what’s reality, hard to know with this mess anymore. Whatever, but Melissa had no biz making statements anyway.

  28. Wurstbonbon says:

    That woman is disgusting.

  29. Bettyrose says:

    I guess Melissa is under no obligation to be a feminist, but this is disappointing. It’s one thing to personally dislike Jolie, but her comments just fuel the misogynist narrative of poor Brad/evil Angie.
    Saying nothing is always an option.

    • lorelielee says:

      Not automatically agreeing with the Brad the dad is an Abuser and Mom/Angelina is a Saint narrative is not misogyny. Let’s wait for the full story to come out.

      • bettyrose says:


        No, of course it isn’t misogynist to say you are waiting to form an opinion until you know more. It is, however, bordering on misogynist to outright promote the tabloid bad-Angie narrative, which is what Melissa did. She says herself she doesn’t have contact with Brad, so it’s not like she’s heard his side personally.

  30. Crumpet says:

    Angie has never said that Brad ‘hit’ Maddox. So my guess is it was Brad’s team as well, because her gossipy big mouth is an attempt to escalate the incident, and yes she is a vile woman who needs to go away and take Chelsey Handler with her.

  31. Colette says:

    This woman is promoting an album that comes out Friday.The last time I heard from this woman is when she criticized AJ medical decision.Like I said yesterday, mission accomplished she is being discussed everywhere.
    IMO,She doesn’t give AF about Brad.He obvious doesn’t give AF about her either.He hasn’t spoken to her in over a decade.He is no longer with AJ and still hasn’t contacted her.Also I think the fact that she mentioned AGAIN she hasn’t spoken to him in 10 years means the “fixer” brought that up so that could be his people.If there is a “fixer”

    BTW,I just Googled her divorce from Tammy and she accused Tammy of “accidentally” burning their child with a cigarette.I wonder if that charge was “unfounded”?

    • MrsBPitt says:

      THIS! ME is trying to promote a new album. She needs publicity, and now she has it! I’m sure she will be invited on many more talk shows to discuss her “valuable” opinions about BP and AJ! She is a vile creature! I hope she doesn’t sell one album!

  32. Lalu says:

    Angie and Brad spent a lot of time and effort selling the public on the images they created when they got together. Anyone that believes either if them are above being concerned about said image is very naive.

  33. tracking says:

    I can buy this, because, even though she said some dumb things, why would she lie about this? Jolie probably didn’t even know about it, but it sounds like what the fixer was brought on board to do–address any negative PR about her client.

    • Paisley says:


    • Colette says:

      Well all the tabloids and gossip sites are still reporting negative stuff about her so I guess the “fixer” is wasting their time.Every tabloid has a negative story about her this week.

  34. Piper says:

    Commenting on someone’s relationship publicly when you have not even seen or talked to that person in ten years makes you either 1) desperate for attention by inserting yourself in a story, or 2) a bit stalkerish.
    Angelina never said that brad “struck Maddox, and since no one was there to see how things went down people should really refrain from commenting. I honestly don’t even know if I believe someone called Etheridge from Angelina’s camp. Melissa has been accused of being extremely cold and calculating when it came to her own divorce!

  35. lucy2 says:

    While this whole “warning” thing sounds like an overreach, Melissa really has no business talking about anyone else’s personal life, especially when she hasn’t spoken to the people involved in a decade. All she had to do was say it was none of her business and she wishes everyone well, but nope.

  36. Frosty says:

    I can see someone reaching out to Melissa, especially given her past comments on AJ’s mastectomies, asking (not ordering!) her to tone it down. Since we can’t sue in the U.S. over this kind of silliness, any blowback Melissa might face for her blabby comments would be purely social. No, Melissa, attacking Brad’s now-ex will not make him think better of YOU. Shut yer pie hole.

  37. The Original Mia says:

    She needs to keep Angelina’s name out of her mouth. It’s beyond ridiculous that someone who isn’t a friend of the family keeps bringing them up. And if it’s true, Angelina’s people said the same thing, then bully for Angelina. This is a serious issue that is being investigated by DFCS. Not because Angelina reported Brad, but someone else who was concerned and worried by his behavior.

  38. YepIsaidIt says:

    I’m glad Angelina is FINALLY fighting back. She never did in the past and that was really annoying. I believe she has to now because of her kids.

    • Zut alors! says:

      I’m glad she’s fighting back too. She took too many hits when she was coupled up with whatshisname.

      • YepISaidIt says:

        She took all the hits and blame for everything he did. Now people are saying he’s an innocent stoner… Yeah right. She’s still taking the fall for him so she has to protect herself and her kids.

        He’s a 53 year old child who never had to take responsibility for his actions because media and fans baby him and blame any woman in his life.

        He’s a lowlife and if Maddox says he it him in the face I believe him.

      • Sage says:

        Yes, good for her for fighting back. It’s about time. There’s only so much you can brush off or ignore after a while it takes a toll.

      • Carmen says:

        I was really disgusted at him for letting Angie take all the blame for him divorcing Aniston. He should have manned up and told the media, this was my decision, I made the choice to break my marriage up, but he just sat back and let her take the heat. That should have been a warning sign to her, IMO.

  39. MerlinsWife says:

    I wonder if someone told Melissa to STFU for her own good, and she interpreted that as evil Angelina’s “fixer” sent to get to her….

  40. SM says:

    I still don’t know who she is. I gathered from this post she is some musician and how sad is that an artist writes a song about someone else’s life and a marriage between two people and she is not one of them. I say very sad.

  41. Camille says:

    Maybe Jolie has finally become sick of the constant bashing in the media. A person can only take so much, I’m surprised she didn’t do something about it years ago. The constant horrible commentary/nasty media stories would have broken a weaker person long before now. Good on her I say.

    • India Andrews says:

      Angelina isn’t a wesk, shy violet. I don’t think she is as fragile as you portray.

  42. Paige says:

    Well Melissa looks like a bitter bitch trying to sell her album. Chelsea Handler 2.0.

  43. Keaton says:

    If Melissa was a man we’d be calling her out on the regular for her douchebag behavior regarding her ex-wives. She reminds me of Johnny Depp’s bros.
    This fixer story seems weird to me but even if it’s true so what? AJ’s family is involved so maybe she feels the need to be extra protective and vigilant right now. Melissa looks like an ass. This situation involves minor children and charges of child abuse. It’s disgusting to insert herself in this.

  44. lorelielee says:

    Wow, it’s so calculating and manipulative to hire a professional “fixer” to try to muzzle your husband’s friends. What does Angelina have to hide?

    • Paige says:

      Melissa Etheridge isn’t Brad’s friend. They haven’t spoken in over ten years.

    • Sage says:

      The Fixer isn’t try to muzzle Brads supposed friends, she may be trying stop the follow of malicious hearsay.

      And, Brad has a fixer too, wonder what else he is trying to hide…

      • India Andrews says:

        I don’t think Brad is a saint but Angelina shot off the starter pistol in spectacular fashion by having the FBI and CPS called.

    • Carmen says:

      Why is it calculating and manipulative for her to hire a fixer and but it’s okay for him to have one? What does he need a fixer for? What’s he hiding? Double standard much?

  45. India Andrews says:

    My brother made the same mistake chasing a pretty, sexy, crazy girl. It was exciting for a while for him too but then, the crazy started to grate on him. Thank god they didn’t marry and punch out six kids.

    • María says:

      Oh poor men, little fragiles creatures. Hope a full and satisfactory recuperation for them. #sarcasm

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Because Brad’s mistake in his relationships always has to be who he was with (especially the pretty, sexy one who very depressed like 20 years ago), and never his own real or alleged behaviors.

  46. Sara says:

    Look, I see Brad as hurting a lot of people 10 years ago. I think lots of friends got axxed after he he got with Angelina. It shows. I am not saying he is a bad peson but a lot of people probably felt hurt after their divorce as they had a lot of close celebrity friends. I just wonder if Brad will reach out to anyone he left behind 10 years ago.

    • India Andrews says:

      I wonder too. I remember Jennifer’s comment about Brad missing a sensitivity chip. I could see it.

      • Betsy says:

        Am I the only one who always assumes that’s the way many people in Hollywood are? That’s not a business that really encourages warmth and caring.

    • Sunshine Gold says:

      Do you know how many people I know who ditch their friends for a new relationship? This is very common in life, and it’s also pretty common to have hurt feelings about it. I do not fault Melissa and his whole crew for feeling bitter.

      • jwoolman says:

        People’s focus can change and they no longer feel the same ties with their older friends. When Pitt and Jolie started going together, a guy who wanted a family suddenly had a toddler. That’s a pretty big shift.

        Also not being in contact doesn’t mean you no longer like the other person. There are only 24 hours in a day. It’s not uncommon to reconnect with an old friend after many years and feel like you never had disconnected, just taking up where you left off. It’s the opportunities for contact that change, not the feelings of friendship.

        Plus there is also the possibility that one person assumes a closeness that was never there. People can be acquaintances who often party or work together but that doesn’t mean they are best buds. They are friendly when together but not actually close. For instance, in this case to Melissa it looks as though he left a lot of friends behind when he got together with Angie. But maybe he was just leaving a lot of acquaintances behind.

  47. Mrs. Odie says:

    Now it’s a subtle hint, tomorrow Ray Donovan shows up with a baseball bat.

  48. mbg says:

    it is incredibly naive to think that angelina doesn’t have a “fixer”. they all do.

  49. Sunshine Gold says:

    Melissa Etheridge is not a nice person (given her past relationship issues), but I completely believe this. Angelina is a full on shark when it comes to her PR.

    That said, I am AMAZED Angelina has let it get this messy. She must be dying.

  50. Betsy says:

    I’m confused if this is supposed to be made up or what? Why would she need a fixer for a divorce?

  51. molly says:

    @india andrews angelina never called the fbi or cps. I believe she acted because they became involved. Their children couldn’t be around brad while he was being investigated. It was his behavior on the plane that started all this, yet again he gets a free pass & poor brad comments while she is getting the hate. Melissa & brad not in contact is down to brad. He is a full grown man who makes his own decisions. Maybe becoming a family man? his life changed dramatically & outgrew his former life including those friends. Melissa putting that on angelina was hateful of her.

  52. Amanda DG says:

    Melissa, maybe he hasn’t spoken to you in 10 years because of YOU and not because of his estranged wife?