Angelina Jolie ‘lost her temper, got testy’ when asked about Brad in an interview

Angelina Jolie and her children leave the 'First They Killed My Father' Screening

The other day, a die-hard stan for Angelina Jolie accused me of being anti-Jolie. Truly! Like I haven’t spent years polishing my Team Jolie medals. I’ve been ride-or-die Team Jolie for years, and I’ve been following her career, her ups and downs, her personal life and humanitarian work for years. All that being said, my girl is not perfect. She is human, she makes mistakes, she f–ks it all up occassionally, and she’s not the best at everything. A shocking admission from me, I’m sure!

For years, Jolie was really good at media management – she rarely worked with a personal publicist, preferring to organize her own personal and professional media commitments herself (or working with a studio publicist). That worked for her for years. But we’re now in 2017, and she’s going through a bitter divorce, her health is not at 100% and her focus is (rightly) on her kids rather than media relations. Which is why I think she should actually hire a real publicist right now. Because she’s f–king it up. The Vanity Fair thing was a debacle which is currently haunting the press around her film. And she should know by now that of course she’s going to get questions about Brad, and she needs to have better answers:

When ABC’s Juju Chang delicately raised the subject of Angelina Jolie’s divorce during an interview for “Nightline” last week, the actress/director lost her temper and refused to answer. But that footage never aired.

“It’s true she got testy,” one source said. Jolie only wanted to promote “First They Killed My Father,” the movie she directed about the genocide in Cambodia.

“It’s hard to believe she didn’t know that question was coming,” a network veteran said. “Chang was just doing her job.”

When Chang asked Jolie, 42, about her much-publicized health issues — hypertension and Bell’s palsy — Jolie was clearly annoyed.

“I’m fine right now. I’m fine right now,” Jolie said. “My children are healthy. I’m healthy.”

Jolie had her six children — led by her oldest, Maddox, 16, who was adopted from Cambodia — on the red carpet for the movie’s premiere, along with the child actors who appeared in her passion project. A member of Team Brad scoffed, “She uses her kids as props.”

Jolie’s reps could not be reached for comment.

[From Page Six]

A member of Team Brad “scoffed” and said “she uses HER kids as props.” Huh. Something tells me Brad would love to use HER kids as props, if only the kids actually wanted to spend time with him. As for Angelina getting “testy” – I have no idea. It’s all about tone, but I could see her getting testy, or seeming pissed off about those questions. And yes, she should have known that she would get those questions. This is what I’m saying: she has a lot on her plate right now. Hire help. There are professional publicists who know how to manage this kind of sh-t.

Angelina Jolie and General Antonio Guterres attend the United Nations in New York

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  1. ArchieGoodwin says:

    God forbid a woman have a bad day or bad reaction.

    • minx says:

      I would have been the same way. Worse.

    • Casey says:

      I don’t believe anything from lying ‘Page Six.’ They’re worse than Hollywood Life. If their anonymous sources say ‘she got testy and lost her temper,’ it’s guaranteed she only slightly arched her brow and smiled politely.

      Also it’s odd they have an alleged verbatim answer from her about her health but the question she supposedly got “testy” surrounding we have no idea what that is, or how she even responded.

      Fishy as usual.

      Leave the woman alone.

      Also transparent, Brad’s supposed camp sneeringly saying she uses her kids as props- since he was with her for 12-13 years and is on record taking his kids here and there and talking about them and of course he was the first one to stick them in a movie of his (Shiloh in Button). So again, I’m not a fan of the way Brad has handled his recovery, but I don’t think he’s ordering sniper attacks like this one on Angelina’s character. Mainly because he’d be a hypocrite extraordinaire.

    • Pam_L says:

      So we’re on board (and I agree) in saying that this is probably a lie or and exaggeration about Angelina getting testy and or upset, but then why be so quick to accept what was supposedly said from Brad’s camp? And didn’t anyone notice that the article didn’t even say Brad’s camp just ‘Team Brad,’ which is like Kaiser saying she is ‘Team Jolie.’ This was probably a random hardcore fan of Brad’s in the room while this was being typed who made a comment. And seriously come on guys, could you imagine anyone close to Brad calling the Jolie-Pitt kids ‘Her’ kids rather than ‘Their’ kids?

      I hope when all is said and done neither Angelina nor Brad are demonized by fans from either Team. Both are cool as beans to me.

      • MommyMaura says:

        Their shouldn’t’ even be teams. This isn’t a baseball game. In my opinion simplifying something that involves kids into “teams” is basically making fun of the situation. It’s really juvenile.

    • sharon green says:

      I agree with you completely…..she is a person, a human being, not a saint, not a perfect person. She has good days and bad days but because she is in the limelight so much, the public sees all…to much if you ask me. Why do people think they have a right to ask personal questions? So she makes movies, so what! That doesn’t mean you can ask any darn question you want….

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      Exactly.

  2. lucy2 says:

    I would applaud her shutting down personal questions…if she hadn’t opened the door for all that by talking about both her divorce and her health in several other interviews. Most of the content of those interviews was personal stuff.

    • Mermaid says:

      Lucy I agree. I love her in the first cream outfit. I think she needs a publicist now too.

    • Kitten says:

      I know what you’re saying but maybe she’s just exhausted by the questions at this point which might be inconsistent with her previous stance, but is totally understandable on a human level.
      Sort of like when you first get out of a relationship and all you want to do is talk and obsess about it then all of a sudden you can’t listen to yourself anymore because it’s all so repetitive and tedious.

      But I do agree that she needs a publicist stat.
      She looks incredibly elegant in that white outfit and I enjoy the bold lip thing that she’s been doing as of late.

      • Megan says:

        She has too much on her plate. She needs to hire some good people and delegate.

      • Erica_V says:

        If she doesn’t want to hire a publicist at the very least when she agrees to the interview she should give a list of off limit questions. I feel that’s fairly routine.

    • Fa says:

      TV interviews and magazine interviews are different, different audiences because more people watch TV than reading magazine she knows what she is doing. Never open more in national TV all celebrities knows this.

  3. Dana says:

    This is such a non story. She doesn’t have to respond to questions about her divorce. If she wants to share things about her personal life that’s her choice. But maybe she didn’t feel like sharing anything that day. Next!

    • Hoopjumper says:

      Totally agree. Also, getting testy and losing your temper are two very different things. Refusing to answer is not “losing your temper”. Please. They’re just milking it.

    • M. says:

      People seem to think that when you’re a celebrity you shouldn’t keep anything private. I’d get testy too if people kept asking about it over and over.

    • Savasana Lotus says:

      She’s been widely criticized for supposedly undermining Brad in the media and when she refuses to discuss it she’s also criticized. She’s damned if she does and damnedif she doesn’t. C’mon. She’s also being criticized for letting her kids run wild. Same story says her kids were “seen barefoot”. Holy crap. This mother should be burned at the stake already. I agree with Kaiser and have said as much here. There are things she does that I see as wrong, her stans need to lighten up. But, give the lady a break. She’s accomplished A N D walking her imperfect journey while learning like the rest of us. We all parent differently. Artists especially. As long as the children are happy, healthy, educated, I cannot judge even if I don’t agree…not your monkey, not your circus.

      • LadyT says:

        Savasana- As recently as the VF interview the journalist remarked that the break-up was to be off limits but Jolie wanted to make her point. It’s not supposedly- she does talk of the divorce in a way that blames Brad and alludes to him alone causing the children to suffer. (I’m not denying her truth here, just the “supposedly” part. She’s quoted.)

    • Carol says:

      @dana I completely agree with you. So she got testy, big deal.

      And I don’t get the whole Angelina is a saint thing or Brad is the devil. Its so freakin high school.

      • Sarah says:

        It is very unsophisticated black and white thinking. It is like AJ vs Jennifer, Kate M vs Meghan Markle: one is horrible, one is an Angel on earth. In reality, we are all flawed human beings in some way. I hate AJ and Pitt sniping at each other and the way she talks about Brad like he is dead. It isn’t good for the kids.

      • LadyT says:

        Honestly Sarah I don’t mean to pick but you (and lots of others too) state it like fact. When was Brad sniping about Angelina? The only mention of her in GQ was positive. His lawyer had a quote last Dec that was a swipe. That’s literally all I know of.

      • Dana says:

        The words may not come from his mouth because he hasn’t had to promote and do interviews like Angelina but his team has leaked stuff to ET and Gossip Cop. Instead of talking in interviews, he’s letting the world know how he feels through leaks from Gossip Cop and ET. Some of the recent quotes were discussed here. It doesn’t seem like all the bitterness is one-sided in this divorce.

      • Sarah says:

        LadyT, someone from his team had been sniping. I agree that she has done it more openly, even if passive aggressively. I get that they are angry at each other, but for God’s sake, they need to shut up in public for the sake of their children!!

      • LadyT says:

        I completely agree with you. There is no angle that makes it ok in regard to the children.

  4. Andrea1 says:

    Well well well. I dunno what to say since I’m not in her shoe or situation. But team Brad never fails to be snarky I see…

  5. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    I’m not an Angie apologist, but if she doesn’t want to talk about her divorce, she doesn’t have to. She can shut the ish down. And having spoken about her relationships in the past doesn’t mean she has to do it now just because you want her to. Nah. Her life; her right.

    • V4Real says:

      Like any other celeb she doesn’t have to talk about her divorce or health issues if she doesn’t want to. On the other hand she has done both. Maybe that interviewer thought it was ok since AJ has spoken about such things before. Or maybe AJ is just tired of answering the same old questions. Maybe she should have said something like I’ve said all I’ve needed to say about my health and divorce. She’s human, shes allowed to be annoyed. Even celebrities get testy now and then.

  6. MommyMaura says:

    You must’ve deleted that comment because I can’t find it.
    And I consider myself an expert in Angie Stans! Lol.
    (I’m not one, but I’ve been a reader way longer than a commenter. I finally got the courage to start posting the other day!)
    Also, these are the best pictures I’ve seen of her in a while, she looks stunning.

    • Lady D says:

      Welcome to the board MommyMaura and you are right, she does look stunning here.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Ditto Maura… I’ve been reading this site for what seems like forever and have recently posted. I’m certainly not an AJ apologist, and I’ve eye-rolled her for a very long time, but thank God she got testy… who wouldn’t? When enough is enough, it’s enough! And yeah, that last picture is the best I’ve seen in years.

    • ValiantlyVarnished says:

      I’m a newbie commneter as well! Been reading for literally years and FINALLY started commenting recently. And now I can’t shut up lol!

  7. Ytbtet says:

    I I don’t think she knows what to do for her public image She always wants it on her terms to keep a tightknit image but I don’t think it works like that anymore she brought up her health issues and I think it only makes sense to elaborate on it because what she said was awake if her health is so off-limits she should not have brought it up . I think she should just do some blockbuster movies because everything else is a mess the auditions for the movie her personal life etc.

    • Casey says:

      But what are you talking about? She never said her health was off limits. What’s there to elaborate on anyway, she relayed the info said she got treated and it cleared up and that was that. She didn’t leave any cliff hangers the first time she said it.

      She answered the question and said both she and her kids are healthy.

      Until abc’s juju chang says she lost her temper and was testy (and offers examples), treat lying page six as liars.

  8. MostlyMegan says:

    She openly speaks about her health problems so she shouldn’t be so annoyed when asked by reporters about her health. She wrote that op-ed in the New York Times about preventative surgery to avoid cancer and then in the big comeback VF article she spoke about Bell’s Palsy. So it’s fair game for a reporter to ask follow-up questions about it. She does use her kids as a shield – whenever the going gets tough in an interview she mentions her kids or her health as an avoidance tactic. She’s in showbiz and yet she takes herself so seriously. In saying those things, the world is far more interesting with an Angelina Jolie in it.

    • Casey says:

      @mostlymegan

      I know a lot of women here use tabloid lies to attack Angelina – pretending the story is accurate and true and that she did precisely what the anonymous sources say and that she feels exactly how the anonymous sources say she feels….

      However, even in this little tabloid blurb from Page Six you see her answering the question.

      What you don’t see is what they claim, that she’s testy and doesn’t think she should answer. She answered!

  9. Tania says:

    She needs a publicist stat. And a make up artist and stylist. Girl has lost her game.

  10. Lady D says:

    I wonder how much longer she is going to be questioned about Brad? There will probably be 1000 interviews or questions when the divorce actually goes through and they will probably get really intense the first time he debuts a new girlfriend. It would be kind of funny if she got a really great guy first and Brad became the third wheel in the triangle. Tabloids can take all their Jen stories and substitute Brad’s name.

    • Honey says:

      It’ll probably keep going on for a while. They were a really famous couple and lots of fans loved them and were always interested in their life together. Hiddleston is still questioned about Swift a year after their short relationship ended. I couldn’t survive with everyone quizzing me daily about breakups

  11. Mich says:

    I don’t get Team Pitt’s snide response. Every parent on the planet refers to their children the way Jolie did. She gets asked about her kids as much as anything else. ‘I’m fine, my kids are fine’ seems like a good way to move the conversation along to what she actually wanted to talk about.

    • Andrea1 says:

      I don’t get Team Pitt’s snide response.
      Exactly this! Why so snarky everytime theyre asked to respond to an angelina jolie article i see someone’s bitter the way things ended and its definitely not Angie!

    • someone says:

      Why does everyone assume that what is claimed to be from a Team Brad person is true when most people are assuming the basic premise of the story (Angelina was irritated by personal questions and wouldn’t answer) is false? It’s like everyone wants to believe what is attributed to Brad is unquestionably true and what is attributed to Angelina is false. If it is a made up story then most likely all parts of it are made up, including the so called Team Brad quote.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Thank you for pointing this out.

        for the record, I don’t believe ANY of it.

        are her shoes with the white coat/dress SPARKLY?! go girl!

      • Savasana Lotus says:

        Yes. He’s fine, she’s fine, the kids are fine…I can see her not wanting to be pressed about her health. It could be seen by her children and cause them undue fear/ worry. I happen to believe that the Jolie-Pitts could massacre each other if they wanted. Both sides are less than perfect. But they haven’t really. Let’s give them that. It takes two to take down a relationship. And if one stan repeats blah blah Brad, blah blah ‘da plane ‘ da plane, blah blah GQ, blah blah blah in response to this, don’t bother…no need to rehash or blame either of them. It’s a divorce…they grew apart and f’d it up. The end.

      • smcollins says:

        @someone @savasana lotus
        Agreed! Agreed! Agreed! I’m not Team anyone (I’m a fan of both), but it’s so silly how some will take anything negative about Brad or some comment from a Brad “insider” about Angelina at face value and treat it as fact, but anything negative or less-than-flattering about Angelina is all LIES and an attempt (by Brad of course) to smear her. Neither one is perfect and shouldn’t be held up as such, just like neither should be permanently condemned for their mistakes.

  12. Layla says:

    Drama Queen

    • MostlyMegan says:

      Yep

    • Carmen says:

      Drama queen my ass. Her divorce and her health are nobody’s business but hers. She’s there to promote her movie and she’s being pestered with dumbass questions that have nothing to do with it. I’m surprised she didn’t snap a long time ago. Everybody’s patience has its limits.

      • kb says:

        She made them everyone’s business by talking about them. She’s also a celebrity and personal questions are par for the course. If she doesn’t want to answer certain questions she could say so up front like most other celebs do. Why everyone excuses her for things they drag others for here, I’ll never know. At least you guys are never boring. Completely unpredictable bunch.

  13. Dana says:

    “Teams” are all part of the gossip world. Picking teams whenever there is a messy situation. Blame the tabloids.

  14. Adorable says:

    Firstly,how do you know her health isn’t at 100%?…Just curious…..& secondly,Ofcourse this is going to be blown out of proportion cause it’s Angelina🙄!,what celeb what’s to talk a divorce she’s still going through & even then whilst promoting a movie that they directed!

    • Erica_V says:

      Because in her most recent interview with VF she talked about her health not being at 100% right now and having issues. That’s how we know – she literally told us.

      • Dana says:

        The Vanity Fair interview was conducted in late-May or early June. It’s been months. And she didn’t say when she had Bell’s Palsy. We can assume she’s had issues sometime before or after the divorce but she could be doing better now.

  15. Swak says:

    Didn’t read the article but i don’t care who it is but time to stop asking questions about the ex. Someone asked me about a year after my divorce why i didn’t talk to my ex. I told him “nonya” – none of his business.

  16. perplexed says:

    I don’t know what she said about Brad, but I don’t get why saying she’s fine during the health question would be considered exhibiting annoyance. I find her PR generally somewhat annoying, but saying “I’m fine” doesn’t sound so terrible to me.

  17. roses says:

    Hmm the entire Nightlife segment with Chang and her is on YouTube and she didn’t seem testy to me and even laughed about the interview starting to veer off to personal.

  18. Maya says:

    She is only human but this is not a big thing because of it was, the media will make a big issue about like everything related to her.

    If she was rude then they claim it’s on tape. As they haven’t released it then it’s must be pretty non story.

    As for Brad’s side – grow the eff up Brad’s team.

    PS: she is doing a fine job pr wise to me – apart from few individuals and media houses, most people are talking about her movie and what a good job she did.

    She already hired publicists and Netflix has hired Oscar specialists for FTKMF campaign.

    She will emerge bigger than before leaving Brad’s team behind.

  19. Honey says:

    Kaiser, you’ve always seemed like huge Jolie fan,but you admit that she isn’t perfect and makes mistakes. That’s good and honest, but die-hard Angie stans claim that anyone who says anything negative about her are jealous and haters. Don’t let it bother you, and keep writing the truth

    • I am bored says:

      Die hard Angelina fans claim that? Hmmm I think I’m the biggest fan on this site and I don’t recall ever saying that🤔 Perhaps you’ve mistaken die hard Angelina fans for Brangelina fans. They are the ones who use to believe she was perfection and claimed everyone was jealous of Brangelina (it’s why they hate Leo Dicaprio and George clooney) -that is until she dumped their precious dear leader Brad Pitt

      • truth hurts says:

        I agree about the Brangelina fans, Pitt was the leader and as soon as she dumped him they turned on her and will praise the next one he tramples out. What gets me with his fan base is he is always the victim and the one done wrong. I have been saying for years Angie was gonna tire if his selfish ways. You could see it on the red carpet, hear it in his interviews. He never really acknowledged her or his family when he won his Oscar for producing. He is a selfish prick. Only discussed his family when it was vital for him. I think it became clear to her and she decided to get a plan in place. He never came to her defense in anything, when Melissa E bashed her about her decision for BR he said to Matt L when asked about it,”Oh someone will probably be getting a call from me.” BS, he still hasn’t called her. He is so full of himself and it only got worse when he started to get acclaim for his production company. I can see it being a competition in a way because Angie was just as popular as he was in a way. It took 12 years and for her to leave him to find out he was a selfish azzhole, even to his kids at times. GMAFB.
        I remember clearly when WWZ came out, I told anyone who would listen that he used Angie’s breast reconstruction for publicity then. He trotted her out after her surgery for attention. Go back and take a look at the timeline. that’s my little rant on Pitt for now.
        Back to Page 6. Wasn’t it one of their hens who penned that salicious hit piece about her not ever working again in HW and she was done and Brad was God.
        Anyways they are only click bait for the hens who hate Jolie.
        Next, Angelina has a whole new staff going. You can tell, at least I can. I don’t see Holly G nor her ole manager Geyer. She did hire Judy Smith and it seems she is listening to Judy. I can feel a shift. I can hear a shift. The only people still chattering about her divorce and that VF article are the die hard people who HATE her period. No one else gives a damn. They have moved on until the next scandal, which comes everyday now.
        She seems to be a bit more conservative and not mentioning anything but her kids and he films. Good move. Of course people will ask and she has the right to deny an answer. Isn’t this the same media/people who said she should keep everything private about their divorce because Pitt didn’t want people to know the details. Oh yeah he was just saying that so people wouldn’t find out the truth and sway people to think she was trying to hurt him. Those kids lived with them both and whatever they had seen and hurt couldn’t hurt them by her giving the reason why she left him. They knew he had a drug and alcohol problem. I have never gotten that.
        Angie has a new agenda and it is

    • Savasana Lotus says:

      I agree. Many, not all, have to vilify Brad to love AJ. That is not good for their kids. Admit mistakes, learn from them and move on. In doing so, they can coparent without hatred and resentment. AJ and Brad will be fine. The kids are the focus. I believe a mom needs to focus on remaining healthy for her kids. She’s taken steps to do so. So has the father.

      • I am bored says:

        Brad vilified himself when he abused her kids and lost custody. Now he is in the same boat as Janelle from teen mom2. What a shame.

      • Savasana Lotus says:

        I am bored…when did he lose custody? According to their most recent stipulation/Agreement filed in January, they have joint legal custody and she is the primary custodial parent while he has generous visitation. Thus, she bought a house ONE MILE AWAY from him. They are coparenting which makes them good parents. “He abused his kids”. Prove it. She would not have let that happen while calling him a good father. Because they parented as partners for 9 years before they married, that would mean she married a child abuser. That would make her a coconspiritor and equally at fault for allowing it. I don’t believe she would EVER do that.

      • I am bored says:

        that stipulation also required supervised visitations. Is that STILL happening? Omg!! All signs point to Brad Pitt having very minimal time with Angelina’s kids. Just like Janelle from teen mom 2 therapists were brought in because of his abuse. Very sad that a grown man at the age of 56 has the same parenting skills as a teen mom from an MTV show.

        Face it- he’s a deadbeat.

      • Savasana Lotus says:

        Incorrect. The January stip did not include monitored visitation. I have seen the document. You refer to their emergency-temporary order from last year. If he’s a deadbeat, then she married a deadbeat. Do you really believe AJ would marry a deadbeat “abuser”? I don’t. She is much stronger and more independent than that. Your scenario paints them as both abusers and I don’t believe it.

  20. Jayna says:

    She looks beyond gorgeous in that last photo.

  21. Hyacinth says:

    I think she took the goodwill she received for being married to Brad, as a result of her awesomeness and PR strategy. But as soon as they divorced she realized she wasn’t so beloved, talked about yes, but not beloved.

    • Kate says:

      Yeah, I think people forget what it was like before Brad. Her image was very different. She hadn’t managed to cement her image as a humanitarian yet, her press game was messy, and her career choices were dreadful.

      The power of their combined celebrity really, really helped her. She started getting the kid gloves treatment from interviewers. It’s easy to handle the press when they just want to gush over an A-list couple. Harder when they actually start asking difficult questions and start asking you to clarify when you say something weird/tone deaf.

      • I am bored says:

        Wrong. She definitely had already cemented her humanitarian image before Brad Pitt. The year they got together she recieved some humanitarian award now that wasn’t just because of a month or two with dear old Brad Pitt.
        Before Brad she was an Oscar winner, pilot, humanitarian , single mother. She had already created the Maddox Jolie foundation in cambodia and the Jolie (now the Jolie Pitt) foundation. She had loads of fan sites that were closed down when they got together because of the negativity that all of a sudden took over.

        If anything Brad Pitt destroyed her image that she took years to build. After him she was on the cover of tabloids as the evil one for almost a decade and no one trusted her humanitarian work and had very little respect from anyone.

        Now she can regain some respect and dumping Brad Pitt is part of that. People are starting to take her serious again. Her movie is still at 87% on ROTTEN TOMATOES- I highly doubt the critics would’ve given her that had she still be with Brad Pitt.

        Brangelina ruined her for a while.

      • Paige says:

        Angelina’s role as a humanitarian was well-known and talked about before Brad came into the picture. Brad started his humanitarian trips after getting in a relationship with her. Many people thought she influenced his decisions to help others.

      • Savasana Lotus says:

        Kate. You nailed it. That said, I’ve always enjoyed her fierce film role choices. I’m a fan of her films and she seems like a good mom to me.

    • magnoliarose says:

      This is the core of her problems. This is a new era, and she isn’t used to PR as it is done now. Brad’s image has always been as a likable guy because he is a likable guy.
      It isn’t true about the kids. I keep saying he sees the kids, and we should take whatever a “team” member says with suspicion. They talk too much for both of them when that might not be their position at all.
      Or maybe it is. But if she can be testy then he should be able to be testy too.
      Divorce just brings out the worst in people.

      • Carmen says:

        He’s more like a likable doofus to me and the image has worn thin.

        Yes, he’s cute and laid back and seems to be a lot of fun. But in the past several years he’s come across as an immature man-child having a raging mid-life crisis and blames everyone else for his problems. I find him tiresome, to say the least.

    • Casey says:

      @hyacinth and @kate

      Wrong.

      Some of us were around then – both when they got together and before.

      It was Brad who was being dragged in the press for being a succubus- adopting Angelina’s award winning humanitarian influence as his own. See his notorious Diane Sawyer Africa interview where she asks him exactly that: ‘Was Angelina the influence that made you get off the effing couch…we know she was boi!!’

      In so many words. Haha.

      Angelina was ranked as most influential and most admired before they even got together. Angelina had Faux News’ Bill Oreally apologizing for doubting her 1/3rd income to charity. Brad was asked by everyone if Angelina was the life altering influence for his charitable giving and newfound humanitarism.

      It was so bad, they started dragging his ex wife Aniston(as if the notion she was left for Jolie’s beauty wasn’t awful enough for her) as not being a responsible citizen of the world and not charitable (Jen famously popped off in an interview and said she let sick kids die as she was so sick of the comparisons – probably the only truly funny thing I’ve ever heard her say)

      The articles were fond of inferring that Brad’s life with Ms. Malibu tan queen was empty and superficial and Angelina gave him the gravitas and meaning that he needed. Was it fair? Probably. To many it really did seem that all Brad and Jen did was toke, lay out in the sun and redecorate houses that were never finished.

      Angelina was mom to a toddler and had been a humanitarian and activist working for the UNCHR for several years by the time she and Brad got together when she was 29-30.

      I recall things the way they really were because I’m probably older than you. It’s strange how people start revising history and mixing up events and time frame just to slam Angelina.

      Brad got his respected humanitarian rep from HER ladies. Sorry to disappoint.

      • I am bored says:

        Brad Pitt gained more respect while Angelina lost the respect she had for her humanitarian work.

        What is going on with Make it Right foundation anyway? Don’t they usually have big fundraiser parties in Nola? did the lawsuits and fleeing employees hurt MIR.
        Angelina should’ve been in charge of that foundation too.

      • Savasana Lotus says:

        Humanitarian efforts should not be made a competition. Charity is charity and they both give.

      • I am bored says:

        Savasana, it’s not a competition when one can’t even hold the foundation together and the other is in charge of MULTIPLE foundations that are strong and healthy. Brad Pitt wants the image but doesn’t want to put in the work- same for his producing career. When he was actually in charge as a producer things went to hell on the set of world war z. Plus look at how his parenting turned out… Terrible.

      • Dana says:

        @Paige
        I agree. Angelina had already cemented her image as a humanitarian before Pitt.

      • Lemon says:

        You sound obsessed with Jennifer Aniston, this story has nothing to do with her.

      • SoyMilk says:

        @Lemon

        +1

  22. Noelle says:

    “She uses her kids as props”

    I cannot believe any “member of team brad” (whatever that means) woukd say that because:

    Makes Brad look like a hypocrite re his past behaviour in being seen publically with his kids

    Oh and they are her kids not our kids now!

    Both the above suggestions are hurtful to their kids.

    It doesnt add up unless Team Brad is just a reporter for Page Six and not in any way related to Brad Pitt.

    • Andrea1 says:

      I totally agree with you! I think Brad and his people should reevaluate their stance… No comment is most appropriate. They appear to be very petite and bitter about something..

    • KB says:

      No chance that came from anyone close to Brad. They would never refer to their children as “her kids.” That sounds like an accusation from some bitter gossip working at Page Six. They’ve written numerous hit pieces on her and accused him of cheating with Russian hookers. They make stuff up.

  23. anna says:

    “I’m fine right now. I’m fine right now,” Jolie said. “My children are healthy. I’m healthy.”

    from NYT interview:
    “None of it’s easy. It’s very, very difficult, a very painful situation, and I just want my family healthy,” she said quietly.
    Are they? “They’re getting better,” she said, her voice approaching inaudibility.”

    So what is it now?

    • LadyT says:

      She painted the picture she wanted to paint on the front page of the NYTimes. Follow-up questions apparently annoy her.

      • Maya says:

        Or the NYT interview was done weeks/months ago and this one was last week and the Children are feeling better?

      • LadyT says:

        The body of the article refers to the interview taking place in August. I’ve just watched that portion of the interview myself. (Link posted below) She politely deflects with a simple response.

    • Casey says:

      She was asked about her physical health in this most recent interview (your first paragraph @Anna) – reporter asking about her bout w/hypertension and bells pasy

      She said she’s fine right now and so are her kids.

      In the NYT, it’s clear she was discussing the emotional trauma they went through and she said they’re getting better and doing well.

      Stop imagining discrepancies. I know you want her to be Chelsea Handler’s demon creation but she’s not.

  24. BJ says:

    GMAB If the source claims she got testy then the source should be able to say what she said.Rather than say”she got testy”.Did she say,”I am not answering that question”? Did she say,”Don’t go there”?
    The fact that they didn’t post what she said makes me think that this was made up.

  25. poorlittlerichgirl says:

    Maybe she was just having a bad day and didn’t want to talk about it. We all have our off days.

  26. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    She’s not divorced yet, she made oblique references to Brad or the lengthy divorce forcing the kids to “be strong.” She talked about having Bell’s palsy. Then there was the rest, which she made even messier than it was by demanding a retraction.

    So yes, she should expect questions. As far as I can tell, they were softball ones. No asking about the casting process, for example.

    She needs a PR person very badly.

    The dress she’s wearing is gorgeous but those nude pumps need to be thrown into the the trash.

  27. Paige says:

    Video of Juju Chang asking her about her health at 4:00.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aQcTztRkBuI
    Testy? Temper?

    • Ducky la Rue says:

      Wow, if that’s “testy”, I’m going to get hauled away as an incorrigible rage monkey! I was testy at work this week, and my annoyance wasn’t anywhere near being this subtle. I am clearly not fit for civilized society, LOL!

      • Sage says:

        Right! where is the testy attitude? I suppose to some if a woman is not meek and sweet she has an attitude problem.

    • JaneSaid says:

      It called Editing. The article clearly states “but that footage never aired.” Taped interviews like films, TV shows are edited. Knowledge is power.

  28. Flipper says:

    She looks so sniny in the first pic.

  29. I am bored says:

    I thought Brad Pitt finally shut his pr people up because their attacks are harmful to Angelina’s children. Guess I was wrong.

    at least his team is acknowledging them as “HER KIDS”, so they should mind their business and let her raise HER kids.

    His team is just like the loser Brangelina fans they are angry that she didn’t say his name in any interviews and she didn’t say omg he’s so great blah blah blah.
    Brad Pitt is a non factor in her life why would she talk about a non factor? He doesn’t even have much to do with HER kids- he’s too busy working. Oh well.

    • Savasana Lotus says:

      Hurtful comments about either of their parents are hurtful to the children. Very very hurtful. People should show more sensitivity. This is parenting 101. Professionals and courts know this. People like me who have had custody disputes know it. Your skin in this fight prevents you from knowing it. If she wants to coparent with the children’s father, why does that make you so angry?

    • KB says:

      Oh stop it. Page Six is just making stuff up. Angelina didn’t get “testy” and they don’t have Brad sources hurling accusations at her. It’s all fiction.

    • Kitten says:

      He’s a “non factor”? He’s the father of their children.

    • Jayna says:

      Wow. This post is disturbing.

    • jwoolman says:

      Brad can’t be a non-factor in her life because of their kids. No matter how inconvenient it is when the relationship between the parents breaks, parents are forever tied together by their children.

      Jolie would not be asking for joint custody if she thought Pitt was a non-factor in the kids’ lives either. We don’t know everything about what is going on. Very little, actually.

  30. The Original G says:

    Meh, do people still care this week? Her entire marketing proposition has been her family situation. She looks gorgeous. Dated, but gorgeous.

  31. Frosty says:

    Just guessing that she was annoyed because they went through that whole pre-approved questions kabuki before going live and the reporter asked her about her health anyway.

  32. Fa says:

    Brad would never say what the source is saying about his kids, this movie is important for Maddox which ironically he has problem with as Brad is trying to have a good relationship with his Son and Brad knows that his kids are travelling with their mother because he still have a say what his kids are doing. Tabloids are sometimes clueless they are acting like Brad do not have any say about his kids well being. About the article as you see is written by a man and man always would say a woman refusing to answer a question she has a temper classic from man.

    • I am bored says:

      Yea, I’m sure you thought he would never abuse her kids and never lose custody of her kids either. 😂 Both happened.

      It was nice thinking he finally pulled his head out of his arse and shut his Pr team down. Was wrong. He’s still has his head firmly planted up his own arse.

  33. Jacke says:

    Poor Jolie

  34. xo says:

    Aside: her skin is beautiful. How does someone get skin like that? peels?

    • Snowflake says:

      I’ve never tried a peel. I did microdermabrasion, I liked that. Prob depends on your skin type, what will work best for you. I went to hand and stone spa. I would go to a place that does facials and they can guide you to additional treatments based on your skin.

    • Butterscotch says:

      Not a fan of the second oufit,but that white trench is amazaballs.
      She wore a similar lepard one last year.
      She always has the best cost fashion

  35. I am bored says:

    As for her needing to hire a publicist? Not. She’s handled this promotion perfectly fine and like a pro. A publicist couldn’t have done better. She has articles in the economist, the la times, the ny times, the telegraph and I’m sure I’m missing some. She doesn’t need to pay a publicist why should she?

    Also she should keep up with not talking about Brad Pitt because it is obviously upsetting his team and his lame Brangelina fans. there is NO reason to talk about him… He is a NON FACTOR in her life at this point. The children are old enough that IF (big if) he wants to see them on his visitation weekend she doesn’t have to be part of that.

    She should get testy and lose her temper with more of the interviewers. 👍🏼

    I think they probably have same sort of custody deal as Janelle and Barbara from teen mom. Janelle gets the kid every other weekend and two weeks during summer. I bet Brad has even less time for his kids though so it’s probably one weekend a month and a week in summer.

    • Ksenia says:

      I am bored: you know what? You know no more than anyone else here about Brad Pitt (and no, I’m not “Team Brad,” I dispassionately dislike him) and yet you’re making repetitive, blanket, inaccurate statements about him as if you know the couple intimately. How on earth is he a “non factor” in the children’s life, seeing as he is their father? You write that he abused HER kids, when, guess what, those kids are his kids, too. As for his “abuse”? You make it sound like it was ongoing, chronic abuse to their children, when such a thing has never even been claimed, much less proven. You have NO way of knowing such a thing, so it’s preposterous to state it as fact. The most important thing to both of them, I imagine, now, are the welfare of *their* children, and people who are so petty and juvenile as to slam one of them for not caring about their own children do an ignorant disservice to those kids—and is insulting to BOTH parents. Imagine reading all the awful assertions that people like you are making, about their parents, such as claiming that their father doesn’t even care about them? I believe their feelings about their father are ambiguous, and for you to state he doesn’t at all care about his kids–their kids–is ludicrous, and petty, and offensive, and utterly ignorant about the nuances–the many shades of gray– of human nature. Maybe your black-and-white, extremist , simplistic form of thinking is a reason you’re so bored?

    • kay says:

      hey, thanks for that link.
      it articulated, beautifully, a lot of the same responses i had to that film but in a way i couldn’t.
      i think i was only one of three on here who really liked this movie, but at the time i couldn’t find the words to explain how it effected me…so thanks again.
      great review, great writing.

  36. Maya says:

    Brad is filming in another city that is more than 3 hours from Los Angeles, he is the main actor, the film demands a lot of him, and when he is not filming, he is traveling to another state NJ, visiting Pollaro studio, there are several photos with Brad there, of trips that they did together and of Brad checking out the furniture they collaborated that will be exhibited at a show in Monaco later this month …… Brad continues doing what he wants with his life. His children do not seem to be included just like last year in his life ….. Angelina has to turn around to take care of her children and her obligations …..

    Brad speaks one thing and has different attitudes …. he did not want to stay with his children in 2015 and 2016, he preferred to focus on work, his activity and his drink ….. I doubt he has changed anything …. It is very sad to see children see a father who gives more importance to career, arts, shows, music ….

    • MommyMaura says:

      Okay so? Just because you don’t see him with his kids doesn’t mean he doesn’t have contact. Phones and skype, all those things exist.

    • I am bored says:

      I’ve been saying this since the beginning of this divorce and custody battle. Brad wanted the image of “fighting for my kids” but didn’t really want the responsibility of 50/50 custody.

      His Gq interview where he says “I put work first. I’ve got to show them more” was hogwash.

      Divorce and custody wasn’t even finished when he went back to filming his flop.

      So happy for Angelina and her kids tho… Hopefully a nice long vacation is in the works for them soon. Daddy dearest is a loser and karma will continue making his movies flop.

      Btw, I said it earlier. He probably has them one weekend a month and a week during summer or less. He’s a deadbeat just like Janelle from teen mom.

  37. Monica says:

    Your PR and disastrous

  38. Shana says:

    control freaks hate it when they cant control the narrative.

    If you don’t want the follow ups – don’t put it out there in the first place…

    • I am bored says:

      That’s so true about Brad. It’s a shame but it’s his own fault. Now his children are accomplishing things like solo piloting skills and he has no part of it. Sad really.

      • Shana says:

        riiiiight – hes a control freak yet he is also a bong wielding hippie with no life direction?

        talk about reaching sweetheart, she put the oh woe is my health sh*t out there, not Brad

        try harder…

  39. Sansa says:

    Good observations and One percent with you here.

  40. Veronica says:

    *shrugs* Not the most professional reaction to a question she should have seen coming, but she is human. Divorces suck. People sometimes just reach that point where they can’t be prodded about it anymore.

  41. kay says:

    there is no way in hades that brad pitt is behind a statement calling their children “hers”.
    b o g u s.

  42. Robin says:

    Funny! Those whiners don’t know what they’re talking about: you’ve annoyed me for yours with your pro-Jolie views. (Whine.)

  43. Icantremembermyusername says:

    Is the nipple thing permanent due to the reconstruction? I am about to have bilateral mastectomy and debating further recon. Is that normal?

  44. Grant says:

    I’m not an Angie fan. Something nice: she looks exquisite in that white trench/dress number in the first pic.

  45. serena says:

    On another note, she looks amazing.

  46. Prim says:

    I hope she’s been tested for Lyme if she’s had Bell’s Palsy.

  47. Smyrna says:

    She Is One Of the beautiful women in the world

  48. J.D.Dunwoody says:

    yes , she look very good

  49. Nile says:

    Angelina has always been honest and direct. She’s already talked and said her peace with the stuff with her marriage and it’s also a work in progress..so maybe she doesn’t want to go further on that because it’s a work in progress for better or worse. I think reporters should respect that space…she already talked about that, to ask her about the status is fishing and she has every right to decide if she wants to go there or not.
    Even if it were your friend, you would give her or him that space and not pry.
    Honestly, I see a woman sticking to her values and beliefs with a broken heart and so many unanswered questions, dismay…to Angie, Brad was/is the love of her life and fan or not, the love she felt was real maybe that’s why it’s so painful for her but at the same time she has to be practical and reasonable despite her pain. I believe Brad loves her but I feel that Brad took that love and dedication for granted…he probably felt their love would endure all…and it probably did, but when it came to the kids, he should have known better…and what a shame that he made her choose, she will always pick her kids…like she said no matter what’s happening, the kids come first and foremost and everything else is second. He should have known that, if he didn’t not he knows and actually he should be proud that this is the example their mother is setting for them.

  50. Truthie says:

    Let’s focus on Rampart, people!

  51. Nora says:

    All she talked about the last decade was her health and her family. Why on earth did she act all huffy when a reporter asked her about any of that? I wish a reporter could bring up the casting abuse allegations. Now that’s something i’d like to hear about.

  52. Bug says:

    It may not be the most ethical position to assume, but I find it impossible to do not forgive a bad reaction to a person with those sparkling shoes.

  53. Sage says:

    I watched the YouTube nightline interview and I didn’t see a testy attitude, I suppose it was edited out? Also, she was sitting with the producer and author so maybe she didnt want to speak on her issues at that moment.

  54. Jessica says:

    Has Jennifer Aniston ever done this? Get testy after being asked a million times about her ex. This is why I can’t criticize her for how she handled her break-up, she took everything on the chin and tried to make jokes while still being a constant public figure. She was seriously the butt of jokes for almost a decade.

    • Krystal says:

      Jennifer Aniston is not the only celebrity asked about her ex over and over. It’s common in Hollyweird. So why mention her? I watched a video the nightline interview. Someone above shared shared a link. I didn’t see her getting ‘testy’. If that’s testy LORD!

  55. crazydaisy says:

    Angie doesn’t want to talk about Brad. She wants to talk about her movie, as the accolades pour in from all sides, including The Guardian and the Atlantic, who had this to say:

    …”the triumph of First They Killed My Father is that she avoids any white-savior pitfalls, presenting Ung’s story clearly and candidly, and wisely keeping her camera trained on Srey Moch, an astonishing young first-time actor who proves a perfect conduit for the story Jolie wants to tell.”

    I especially love the “astonishing young actor” line, after all the hubub around how Srey Moch was discovered during the audition process. She was asked to act, and she did. Bravo!

  56. Papaya says:

    I totally agree with everything you said. She put it all out there and isn’t happy because it didn’t turn out as she’d expected.

  57. truth hurts says:

    Caren do you have kids? How often do you talk about them? Every mother I know talks about their kids non stop. They are their lives and she is no different because she is a celebrity. Unlike the rest of them who only talk about themselves I find that to be so sweet. She has always done this. Back in the day she did this with the man in her life but since she had Mad that was her conversation. It’s nothing wrong with that. That is who she is, she revels in what she loves the most.
    Imho Pitt couldn’t handle that. She loved someone more than him, which should have been his priority, his kids, not work or awards. He said these things himself not me.
    Exploited the little girl, HOW? That child is an actress who wanted to be in the film and is having the time of her life, so stfu. No one is talking about that because in reality no one believes Angelina would abuse a child.
    Huffy was not what I got from the interview, she actually laughed at Chen trying to slide the personal life in with the interview. There were two other people sitting there it wasn’t a one on one so I thought that was disrespectful.
    EVERYONE knows she would love to tell what actually happened but can’t or just won’t right now, so they should move on. Maybe one day when everything is final or her kids are older she will but I don’t think she will go into detail about that flight to protect Pitt and to have some leverage over his azz. Angie is smart enough to handle her business.