Angelina Jolie gets drunk with Muhammad Ali, criticizes Darfur policies

UNICEF Ball Honoring Jerry Weintraub - Inside

These are photos of Brad and Angelina attending the UNICEF ball last night in Los Angeles, which was honoring Jerry Weintraub, who produced the Oceans films. The good news is that Angelina is looking more life-like and happy than she has in recent appearances. The bad news? I think the new gossip scandal is going to be “Angelina Jolie leaving Brad for Muhammad Ali”. CB likes her dress, and she thinks Angelina looks drunk. I agree with the last part, but I hate Angelina’s parade of sack dresses. Meh. But these photos are gold. Enjoy!

In other news, Angelina penned an essay for Newsweek that was just put online late Thursday, which was international Human Rights Day. To celebrate the occasion, Jolie didn’t go with a standard Human Rights ice cream cake – instead, she wrote about the seven-year-long genocide in Darfur, and the national and international policy changes that should be made to end the mass killings, rape and catastrophic refugee crisis. Note: some people are billing this as “Angelina criticizes President Obama” (much like it was reported that Angelina said she “hated” Obama) but she’s not really… she’s criticizing the lethargic clusterf-ck any sort of humanitarian, diplomatic and crisis-management involvement has run into. And yes, she is also asking difficult questions about Obama’s diplomatic agenda in particular, with its focus on finding diplomatic solutions rather than bringing these genocidal pieces of crap to justice. These are complicated issues, and no one is on the same page:

Today we observe Human Rights Day, founded more than half a century ago when the international community declared that respect for human rights and dignity “is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world,” and resolved that the horrors of World War II should never be allowed to recur.

But they did. After Hitler, Stalin, and Franco in Europe, there was Mao and Pol Pot in Asia, and Mobutu and Taylor in Africa.

Recognizing that a declaration alone could not guarantee these rights, we created the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals, then the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone, and finally the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Never again, we declared, would world leaders commit mass murder with impunity.

And then there is Darfur–where, since 2003, government-supported militia have left 300,000 dead and 2.7 million people internally displaced. The situation was so dire that in April 2007, Susan Rice, now the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, wrote, “The U.S. should press for a Chapter VII U.N. resolution that issues Sudan an ultimatum: accept unconditional deployment of the U.N. force within one week, or face military consequences . . . If the U.S. fails to gain U.N. support, we should act without it as [we] did in 1999 in Kosovo.”

The International Criminal Court then issued arrest warrants for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the first for a sitting head of state, and other Sudanese leaders implicated in the atrocities in Darfur.

Through all of this, we have been waiting and wondering what the outcome would be to save the people of Sudan and help break the cycle of impunity.

The Obama administration recently unveiled its new policy of engagement with Sudan, aimed first at securing the full implementation of the treaty that ended the north-south Sudanese civil war. While the administration maintained it will not deal with al-Bashir or any other official charged with arrest, it has not yet announced any serious moves to enforce the decision of the ICC and execute its warrants.

There will be pressure on the United States and its partners to bring stability to Sudan, even at the expense of criminal accountability. Regardless of the rationale, the end would be the same: victims left without justice while perpetrators walk away.

Even if justice is delayed, it must never be denied. The Declaration of Human Rights did not promise freedom or justice or peace.

Like many Americans, I support the administration’s willingness to engage diplomatically, even with regimes we abhor. And I believe President Obama and his special envoy Scott Gration will do their best to bring peace to the region. Their policy, though, raises a number of questions. How is the Obama administration’s approach to Sudan an evolution of justice? In addition, when the administration says it intends to work to “improve the lives of the people of Darfur,” I would like to know what that means, besides the obvious point that their lives could hardly get worse.

And what will be the precedent set for future leaders? Will they end up receiving high-level international attention, and remain free to pocket financial assistance and aid relief pouring into their country? Is there incentive for them to act with impunity or will they fear they’ll be held accountable?

In Sudan, the administration should explore ways to bring al-Bashir to justice, even as it encourages stability in Darfur. This means bringing all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council on board to send the message that the international community will not tolerate mass atrocities.

I also hope we will act sooner and more powerfully to prevent future atrocities. A Council on Foreign Relations report released today (funded by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation) offers recommendations to improve the U.N. Security Council’s responsiveness by discouraging vetoes in cases of mass atrocities, while urging the United States to make clear its willingness to act on its own if necessary.

On this Human Rights Day–the same day President Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize–we must also remember those who have been deprived of their rights. Holding perpetrators of mass atrocities accountable is the best way to ensure justice today and peace in the future. Sudan is the place to start.

[From Newsweek]

Angelina has done work on behalf of Darfur since 2004, when she traveled in-country in the early days of the genocide. In 2007, she traveled to the refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border, where the majority of refugees are living now, even though the camps have come under attack for the past several years. She and Brad have also donated millions of dollars to aid the Sudanese refugees over the years. Time Magazine has a devastating photo essay about the Darfurians from several years ago if you want to get some idea of the epic tragedy that has unfolded over the course of the past seven years, and here is the donation page for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees.

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  1. Tazina says:

    Angelina looks lovely here. Always, the negative is sought. You see someone laughing and having fun, and right away they’re “drunk”…as if that’s any big deal anyway……over 21, not driving….who the heck cares….Ridiculous.

  2. Dobben says:

    Brad’s facial hair is hideous.

    Yeah… that’s all I got.

  3. mila says:

    I agree, I haven’t seen her looking so lovely in a while. It reminds me of the times where Angie wasn’t a wax statue. Drunk or not, she has a wonderful smile.Brad on the other hand…ugh!

  4. Rosalee says:

    I wonder who wrote her submission to Newsweek?

  5. Tess says:

    Serious question:

    What is the medical meaning of those huge veins in her hands and arms?????

    And more seriously, her points about Darfur are well taken.

    The international cluster f***ers and gasbag elites are after two things—power and money—pretending to care about any issue is only a tactic to get them closer to power and money.

  6. mariam says:

    She looks beautiful and very happy. The haters will always find something to criticize. Ususally it is Brad they try to say is drunk but since that poy did not work they will go to Angelina and try and portray her as one. The tabs and haters are pretty sick. God Bless the JP’s and their positive karma.

  7. Ursula says:

    Seriously, why does she have to over do everything? I know it must be exciting to see Mohamed Ali, but he is hardly coherent, so for her to rub herself all over him for a photo op is rather annoying. In the yahoo pictures, you can see her playing ‘I am so happy you see’ to the hilt. Why can’t she just be normal?

    As for her Newsweek article, Trevor Nielsen must think we are all boiled cabbage not to see through this.

    Now we know who leaked the ‘Angelina doesn’t like Obama’ story to US weekly. This woman and her camp think they can play the world like a fiddle, lets see how long she can keep her ‘am fooling every one’ game going.

  8. lucy2 says:

    First time in a while we’ve seen a real smile, and she does look much happier and prettier.

    Brad on the other hand, looking at the last picture, all I can think is he was once crowned “sexiest man alive!”
    (I know it a bad pic, but still)

  9. Aspen says:

    That dress is not very flattering, I find her very plain jane, but I like she is trying to cover up some of her big forehead, it is alien looking when she pulls her hair back. Pretty dress though, it just makes her waist look so thick and her belly kind of mushy, but it is a very pretty dress.

  10. Firestarter says:

    Poor Ali. (I am talking about his condition, before anyone jumps all over me)

  11. asiont says:

    wow, she looks wonderful, love her smile

  12. Icecat says:

    Will everyone please stop obsessing over Brad’s facial hair. There is nothing wrong with having a Goatee. I think he looks great; It’s called AGING people. At least he’s not all botoxed and plastic surgery’d out, right?

    Ya’ll are way to harsh…

  13. Anna says:

    CINEMA… CINEMA… CINEMA

    the message is : Look at me ! I am Angelina Jolie… I love black people… I don’t love Barack Obama… But I love Mohamed Ali…

    Look ! I am not afraid… I touch his face…

    Bless me ! I am a SAINT…

    Or Give an OSCAR !!! Please, Please…

  14. journey says:

    “rubbing herself all over him”? and he’s “incoherent”?

    shaking hands and hugging someone at a party doesn’t really constitute “rubbing all over him”. and as for his being incoherent. is she suppose to ignore him because he’s suffered some brain damage? do you think the handicapped should be stuck in a corner and ignored? he is obviously enjoying being at the party, and seems to enjoy meeting ang.

  15. Lantana says:

    I think AJ looks happy. Brad too although I’ve certainly seen him look better. He looks like he has wet toilet paper hanging off his chin. I also think they look happy together – doesn’t look forced or uncomfortable. And I don’t know if Brange knows Mohammad Ali previously. Perhaps he just doesn’t communicate well but his mind is functioning and AJ was giving him the feeling of being treated kindly and playfully. Brad was right beside her and doesn’t look dismayed. I don’t know the circumstances but I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt as she doesn’t seem like a cruel person.

  16. Ursula says:

    Journey,

    Not ignore him, but respect him enough not to use him in her media games. Do you see any one else rubbing themselves all over him? Yes she is rubbing herself all over him. Every one seems embarrassed by her OTT antics. That poor man is immobile but I bet if he could he would have pushed her off. This is all about PR for her.

  17. snowball says:

    Ah yes, I see the “haters!” card has been played already. Usually it takes 20 posts or so before someone chimes in about how disgusting it is to read anything that isn’t going to get included on Angie’s application for sainthood.

    Don’t like it – don’t come into a GOSSIP site and not expect people to have opposite reactions than you.

    Anyway.

    Glad St. Angie is wearing something other than black (you’re next Jen – find some color, for heaven’s sake), but she seems to alternate between black and beige/cream. She looks a lot younger when she laughs.

    But c’mon, anyone that can look at these pics of her looking sweaty and a little maniacal and not think she just may be a little tipsy? Why is she touching Ali’s face? Seems a little weird.

  18. Rose says:

    She looks terrific here, and it was an excellent op-ed piece.

  19. anneesezz says:

    If it takes a few drinks to remove that stick from her behind she should definitely indulge more often. She is so uptight.

  20. anna says:

    THE MANIPULATOR OFTEN AFFECTS THE FACE OF THEIR PREY …

  21. Kaye says:

    I think she looks happy and sweet in those pics. It’s the best I’ve seen her look in a long time.

  22. Popcorny says:

    She’s as disgusting as Mariah was (I think it was Mariah) when she draped herself on Ali onstage a few years back.
    Again, Angelina’s high as a kite -and I doubt it’s just alcohol (and again, she’s sweating like a stuck pig).

  23. alex says:

    LOL @ that Ursula chick, even sitting behind my computer all the way in cali and I can feel her hatred for Angie. It is kind of sad for someone to be so full of hatred for someone they don’t know. I feel sad for Ursula

  24. diva says:

    Reputable news magazines like Newsweek, make a mockery of serious journalism by allowing Angelina Jolie write her opinion for them. She is not an expert on world matters and policies, she is just an actress.

  25. Barb says:

    Angelina probably belives she’s healing Muhammed Ali in that 3rd picture….

    Some one tap her and tell her that when you over do it, you give the game away. She looks like she is high on something. Can’t she see other couples there, Clooney, Damon etc acting normally? She loves attention and you can see that she lives for it. Bradley at this rate, shes never gonna let you go.

    erm oscar winning actress. enough said.

  26. Praise St. Angie! says:

    well, she looks just lovely when she’s smiling.

    for the record, I believe that Ali is “coherent”, he simply has Parkinson’s.

  27. Temeneos says:

    I think it is well written, if she had help, well that is OK too. But, she’s fairly articulate I would not be surprised if she wrote it with some editorial help.

    The point is she is putting herself out there with a message, and will not back away from it or waffle, she will support what has been published.

  28. Black Kat says:

    meh… at least she’s not wearing her standard ‘black dress’

  29. WTF?!? says:

    Her Newsweek piece is written like a seventh grade essay. She sounds like a dimwit regurgitating from a cheat-sheet someone handed her (nice touch adding the self-promotion in there, too, Ang). And for a gal who claims she doesn’t eat because of all the starvation she sees in the world, tippling cocktails at a UNICEF benefit hardly seems appropriate.
    She’s nauseating.

    Oh, and lol @Lantana’s “He looks like he has wet toilet paper hanging off his chin.”

  30. Karen says:

    @ Popcorny – Not everyone who appears sweaty and clammy in photos is high as a kite. Unfortunately for me, I am prone to sweating up a storm instead of gentle perspiration and I would be mortified if people thought I was high or jonesing for something. These pics are easy to be taken out of context. None of us really know how long the Brange were chatting up Muhammed and his wife, but reading all of your speculation is hilarious!

  31. Rose says:

    Wow Barb, from the Daily Mail to here and all on the same qoute. Don’t you have ANYTHING better to do?

  32. PJ says:

    To answer Tess’s question: What is the medical meaning of those huge veins in her hands and arms?????

    Answer: From what I’ve read, having bulging veins means that you don’t have much body fat. This applies both to people who are very thin and to people who have muscles but no fat.

    Angelina seems to be the type who is just extremely thin, so there’s nothing to cover up the veins. Madonna is more the other type–she’s also thin but has a lot of muscle on her body. Again, without a layer of fat to cover them, the veins are visible.

  33. ien says:

    whatever mean or bad things people have to say about her, no one can deny that she does great things for the UN, charities, etc.

    and she looks beautiful in these pics..as for brad..he should shave that pubic bush off his face.

  34. Iggles says:

    In addition, when the administration says it intends to work to “improve the lives of the people of Darfur,” I would like to know what that means, besides the obvious point that their lives could hardly get worse.

    People will say what they will about this woman. Most judging her on “personality”, “celebrity”, or other superficial markers.

    But this woman is asking hard questions that our leaders should have the spine to ask.

    She wrote an intelligent, thoughtful piece. I commend her for that because I think she is right on this issue. I think it’s ridiculous and short sighted to frame it as an attack on Obama. He is President and holding his feet to the flame is appropriate, just as it was for any other American President. We on the left certainly didn’t hold back on criticizing Bush for the Iraq War. Why should we hold back from demanding action for the things that matter to us now?

  35. Popcorny says:

    @ Karen, -thanks for adding “clammy”, excellent choice.
    She’s also “bugging”.
    The extra open eyes and bared gums, along with the profuse sweating, over-animation/exuberance and sickly paste of her skin -it’s all been going hand in hand for some time.
    Down, withdrawn and dry or High, over the top and slick/shiny.

  36. Jazz says:

    In that first picture it looks like something is attacking Brad’s face.

  37. Raven says:

    She’s been working for UNHCR since about 2001 and has been to Darfur several times. She also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She’s more than just an actress. She has the experience to write the essay and I thought it was well done, like most of her published writing. She’s done a good job of educating herself and states things clearly, rather than ranting or trying to appear overly intellectual.

  38. Anna says:

    I want to hold Brad down and shave him.

  39. Cheyenne says:

    Ali’s Parkinson’s looks like it’s pretty far advanced. He seems to be hardly registering. I feel sorry for him. A lot of pro football players as well as boxers are showing signs of early Parkinson’s and dementia from too many blows to the head.

    Angie has been wearing a lot of loose clothes lately — makes ya go “hmmm…”. Could #7 be on the way?

    And good for her for asking tough questions about this country’s Darfur policy. It’s about time somebody did.

  40. Alecto says:

    I followed the link and don’t get the “epic tradegy”. It shows people in a 3rd wolrd country and their hand made shelters made of scraps. Big whoop. My grandmother lived like that during her childhood during the great depression. I see homeless people living in card board boxes right now here in america. They’re fighting each other. Thier own people. People have been doing that since the begining of mankind. Usually I like Angie. But when it comes to her humanitary projects I think she needs to focus more attention to what goes on at home. Brads project in New Orleans is a joke. He could have built 5 times as many houses that were actually affordable that people would actually want to live in if he’d have not tried to make it look like some amature student design school failure. Education and parenting in america should be americans first priority. Not what goes on in a third world country. Before we become a third world country. It’s coming.

  41. Ana says:

    It’s much more interesting to read this than other celebrities and their annoying “tweets.”

  42. Toe says:

    @Cheyenne
    “Angie has been wearing a lot of loose clothes lately — makes ya go “hmmm…”. Could #7 be on the way?”
    CB Title: Angelina Jolie gets DRUNK….

    Do you understand what I’m trying to say here?

  43. isabelle says:

    What up with Brad’s chin?!?

  44. crash2GO2 says:

    @Tess, I’ve always had those same veins – always. Medically, my veins just lay close to the top of my skin in my arms and legs, even if I gain weight. My blood pressure is extremely low, and I am healthy as a horse. The phlebotomists love me.

    Interesting observations on Angie you guys re the dichotomy of appearances.

  45. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “The phlebotomists love me.”

    lol! I’m the opposite. they usually stick me a few time before they find a vein.

  46. Kim says:

    AJ donated 500,000 to Ali Memorial Center in 2005 both she and Brad attended the event.

  47. Beth says:

    So when Angelina’s not smiling she’s on drugs, when she’s smiling she’s on drugs? You haters are a trip.

  48. shelby says:

    I CANT STAND HER OR BRAD poor Ali,hes frozen in a body that dosent work with that publicity whore clinging to him , shes a sick attention seeker. yeah and probably drunk to boot….not that the drunk bit matters.

  49. Cheyenne says:

    To Toe: If anybody thinks she looks drunk, that’s their lookout. If she was looking serious, the boo-hoo sisterhood would say it means she and Brad had a big fight before the party and are announcing their split before the end of the day. Go figure.

    Speaking of the boo-hoo sisterhood, I am very happy to report that no matter how many copies of Ian Halperin’s turd of a book Ursula and Popcorny and the rest of the sisterhood rushed out to buy, so far it’s been a spectacular bomb. It’s down below #1100 on Amazon’s sales rank in books and sinking like a stone.

  50. Liz says:

    Cheyenne Does it say how many copies this idiot’s book has sold? I read on another site the idiot wrote that they adopted Maddox in 2006 and the twins were born in 2006. You write a book about the most famous couple in the world and you are #1100 how pathetic.

  51. Venus says:

    Never, really never shake hands cross over.

  52. Liz says:

    Angie warmly greets Ali His wife is beaming and telling Angie something related to Angie.Ali can speak according to his daughter Laila he speaks softly and his wife relates what he says.It’s clear he said something complimentary to Angie and she reacted . But no the haters can’t see that. Angie is the highest paid actress in the world 20 million+ . Every comment she makes is analyzed she is the one of the most powerful celebs in the world . She doesn’t need attention the Kardashians need to seek publicity.

  53. Bek says:

    LOL @ Liz! Some of you get uber-livid when anybody tries to read negatively into the body language of a pic, yet you’ve created a fabulous little story about Ali and Jolie’s conversation to go along with above mentioned. So lets all hate on posters who dislike Jolie, and yet recreate our own universe to suit our taste. Does the irony ever stop on this site!?!? I have to admit though, that IS the wonderful reason to visit here!

  54. Cheyenne says:

    @ Liz: It doesn’t say how many copies the book has sold but it does give the ranking. Amazon updates their info every few hours and the ranking has actually gone down to #1,287. This was supposed to be the monumental blockbuster that was going to blow Angie out of the water, destroy her publicly and send Brad scampering home to Jennifer. Halperin’s been flogging the book on his website telling all his sycophants to post lots of five-star reviews on Amazon. Bona fide reviewers have denounced those reviews as shills. Gotta give the guy credit for trying, though. Now the boo-hoo sisterhood is complaining that Brad and Angie sabotaged the book.

  55. Solveig says:

    Tess:
    December 11th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Serious question:

    What is the medical meaning of those huge veins in her hands and arms?????

    ______

    It’s called low blood pressure and thinness. I have the same problem, I’m not as thin as her, though.

    Why is she hugging him and holding his face that way? Are they long-time friends? It looks quiet overemphasized and emabrassing to see.

  56. Solveig says:

    I meant to say ‘embarrassing’ not ‘emabrassing’…

  57. Christine says:

    They could be long time friends, you never know? Angelina looks very beautiful and happy. She has an amazing life, so much to be happy for.

    I see nothing wrong in the way she is interacting with Ali, but I guess if I was looking for something to critize??????

  58. whatever says:

    She looks lovely and is doing a good thing. Nothing makes her non-fans more upset than when Angie does something positive. They just want to see her crash and fail. They soak up the negative and reject the positive. How sad for them.

  59. Pandorasblog says:

    Angelina and Brad get off their arse and actually put their money & their time where their mouth is. They try and help and make a difference. They are exposed to a lot more atrocities than we would READ about on a website or are published in any media outlet. Particularly with Angelina’s various UN roles. So say what you will about their celebrity or them personally but at least they’re not like most of the other famous for being famous wastes of space! I hate Brad’s beard too – I think he looks like a billy goat & I’ve never thought he was any different in any movie…but credit where credit is due. And that’s an affection thing grabbing the face of someone – they’ve known Ali since at least 2005 – who knows how much contact they’ve had with his charities or family….you don’t know that – and maybe she hadn’t seen him for a while and was shocked by his deterioration?? Maybe her face is a mixture of joy at seeing him, mixed with trying NOT to be emotional?

  60. Steve says:

    So, Obama hasn’t done enough in Darfur in his 10 MONTHS as president, what exactly did her pal Bush do in his 8 YEARS???

    Anyone who listens to this stupid effing actress about foreign/political affairs is a MORON.

  61. yae says:

    Regarding her recent article on Darfur.

    When Angie realizes that the public has NO power to stop genocide and that its the uber RICH that usually CAUSE it in order to raid the resources……

    She should dig into their asses. Most likely its the same people that profess to “help” the region. Sadly a few of them have probably cut her checks and sat in on her fund-raisers.

  62. badrockandroll says:

    Two points:

    While the Depression was awful, it cannot be compared to what is happening in Darfur. There is a huge difference between targetted genocide and an economic crisis that randomly victimized persons regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. I agree that there should be no hungry or uneducated people in the developed world, but the fact that there are should not restrict anyone from helping persons across the world who do not have an iota of a chance.

    Second, more superficial point: When my Gran had Alzheimer’s, we were taught to touch her arm or her face when we talked to her, to draw her in. Perhaps Parkinson’s is like dementia (I don’t know). I’ve also noticed that AJ always establishes physical contact when she talks to refugees – Lady Di used to do that too with AIDs patients. I don’t see any looks of horror in the background. Even though she probably had a tipple or two, I don’t see anything out of line here. I know that if I met Ali, I would want to swoon, but would probably freeze and stammer, even after a few cocktails!

  63. blind item reader says:

    I’m also wondering who writes these things for her.

  64. SageAdvice says:

    Chey Chey: Now the boo-hoo sisterhood is complaining that Brad and Angie sabotaged the book.

    Who is saying that exactly? I haven’t read that anywhere…

    On topic, I don’t know why people saying you’re drunk is a negative thing. She looks a bit tipsy and happy. She isn’t being sloppy or gross so I don’t know where the negativity towards having a few drinks is coming from. I go to a party, I go to the bar. That’s your first stop, get a drink and then hang with your friends…

    Also, I very much admire her for her work in Darfur. It’s an extremely sticky situation and while I don’t agree with her on us butting our big heads into it as though we’re saviors of the world, I do appreciate her actually trying to do some good in the world.

    I have to say though, and it might not be popular but, we have millions of starving people in this country. Why can’t she put some of those millions into the United States? Why can’t she help the homeless, starving people who live on the streets of Hollywood (I don’t know where she lives…Hollywood Hills maybe?). There is a severe homeless problem in Los Angeles County.

    Why doesn’t she feel the need to help out those in need who are homeless in the areas where she grew up?

  65. NicoleAM says:

    I love JP blogs with their subsequent comments…either you get ppl who can’t stand her or those who have their lips permanately glued to her ass.
    People w/ that kind of money should give back…I know very well they all don’t, but they’re not going without anything by giving away 10, even 15 million. They’re still filthy with money. That’s not even directed at the JPs, but all rich folk.

  66. Cheyenne says:

    @ Sage: Check out the Female First website http://www.femalefirst.co.uk and read some of the posts. They are saying Brad and Angie sabotaged Halperin’s book as part of a diabolical plot for world domination.

    @ badrockandr: my mom has severe Alzheimers and the only way anyone can connect with her is to touch her face or her arm while speaking to her to bring her into contact.

  67. Josephina says:

    Ali has been known for much of his life as a man who loves women. A very famous athlete, he has had three marriages of which he cheated on his wife and then would marry his mistress. He now has Parkinson’s disease, and he is much older, but still loves beautiful women, and he still has the spirit of a flirt. When he was younger he would always comment on “how pretty ” he was during promotional interviews.

    He is also a well-known humanitarian. Angie/Brad were pictured with him 4 years ago at an event, so they know each other. Angie has donated money to and supported Ali’s charities over the years, so enough of this bull that she is embarassing him.

    We do not get to see photographs of every event that Angie/Brad attend nor do we see photos of all of their humanitarian deeds. Her role as a UN Ambassador to the UNHCR overshadows her humanitarian accomplishments the U.S.

    It is a shame that there are some on this post that feel she is overexposed for her choice and commitment to do what she can to assist the truly disadvantaged people of the world.

    I have said this before. Americans really do not know how fortunate they are to live in the U.S. Angelina sees herself as a global citizen and not just a U.S. citizen.

  68. DrM says:

    Dumb she is not…go Ms Jolie…great dress…lovely warm smile and demeanour…and I like Brad’s facial hair…but them I’m on record as a beard lover! :)

  69. Essie says:

    Chey, it has been over a year since I’ve visited the weirdos over at FF but since you posted the link, I decided to take a look. Nice to see nothing has changed!!! Those people are totally nuts and completely insane. I love when they intrepret photographs. Hilarious!! Thanks for the link. I needed a laugh this cold, miserable morning.

  70. Cheyenne says:

    @ Essie: Those FF freaks are about to break out into assholes and sh*t themselves to death over a ten-second Youtube video. Gotta love it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlegiJpCfII

  71. Sakota says:

    Why was she allowed to write for Newsweek? Why doesn’t she just create her own magazine and stop clogging up the reputable ones wither her drivel? Shakira gets a piece in the “Economist” and it make be barf a bit that celebs get preference over people who might actually have more substantial insight.

  72. Liz says:

    Sakota, write an email to Newsweek and the Economist(Angie has written 2 articles for them as well) if you have a problem w/ her “clogging” them up w/ her drivel. Obviously they disagree but would love to hear from their readers. Have a lovely day. She has also written an article for the Washighton Post Feb 2007 about Darfur

  73. Cheyenne says:

    @ Sakota: Angie’s essays have been published in The Economist, Newsweek and Time Magazine as well. If they thought what she wrote is “drivel” they wouldn’t publish it. Your post smacks more than a bit of jealousy and resentment. Did Ian’s book flopping hurt that badly?

  74. Essie says:

    Oh, thanks Chey. What a sweet gesture from Brad. I’m gonna swoon!! Of course, the FFers will say it’s all fake. Bless their hearts!!! But, who give a sh!t! I love me some Brad and Angie!!

    Thanks Liz for replying to Sakota the Stupid!! What’s with these people? Angelina doesn’t just write things and put them in newspapers and magazines all by herself; she has to be ASKED to do it!! She has not only written for the ones mentioned but also for the New York Times Op-Ed page. Not just anybody can do that. They ask her to write articles because they know she is an intelligent woman and she knows what she’s talking about.

  75. Cheyenne says:

    Essie, you made an excellent point, and Sakota, you need to read it. If you have a problem with Time, Newsweek, the Washington Post and the Economist publishing articles by Angie, then ask them why they asked her to write them in the first place. They solicit these pieces from her, obviously because they think she has something intelligent and insightful to say on the subject. If those periodicals are too heavy for you, then stick to the tabloids and get your Wednesday fix.

  76. anna says:

    SHE IS CRAZY… POOR BRAD…

  77. crash2GO2 says:

    Jeeze Cheyenne, Essie, et. al., what are you going to do if/when your god and goddess announce their split? You put these people up on a pedestal so high it’s impossible for them to maintain their glorified status.

    Oh, I know. When that happens, you will blame it on the ‘haters’.

  78. Munkey says:

    OR, Newsweek, et al commission Angie to “write” articles because she’s a celebrity and will likely lure in more readers as a result. I’m not saying that she doesn’t have something important to say — I don’t need Cheyenne shanking me in my sleep — but her eternal wisdom is hardly the only reason these publications invite her to participate.

  79. Cheyenne says:

    @ crash: If it happens, it happens. Some marriages last, some don’t. Some last for decades and then fail. Bottom line: it’s not my marriage, it’s not my family, so why should I care? That’s why I can’t understand the haters hoping they break up. How is it going to benefit them if they do break up? It’s not going to bring back the guys who dumped them. Somebody on here posted a comment not long ago saying “I can’t wait for this couple to split up.” I was like, WTF? Anybody who “can’t wait” for a family with six children to break up, and the parents are people they don’t know and will never meet, is a sad-assed excuse for a human being, IMO. So what’s all the hating about? You tell me.

  80. SageAdvice says:

    Chey Chey: Some people like to say stuff just to rile others up, especially if they know there are people around who will immediately jump to the person in question’s defense.

    I personally find it equally odd that someone would be rooting for someone’s relationship to stay together when it won’t affect their life at all.

    It’s the same thing only one side is supposedly positive and the other negative, but both are equally bizarre.

    I guess though that obsession with celebrities has gone back generations and we peons will always be interested in other people’s business. Gossip is a huge huge business and negativity always sells more than positivity.

    People always lean in closer when you start a sentence with “OMG, did you hear what happened with so-and-so and such-and-such?” rather than “Aw, so-and-so did this and it was great”.

    In summation, haters gon’ hate. Telling them off only fuels the fire. Constantly and consistently defending people you don’t know against people they don’t know on forums they will never read only makes you look like an equally obsessed weirdo.

  81. Cheyenne says:

    @ Sage: good point. Haters gon’ hate. If they have all that negative energy to expend, I suppose it’s better that they vent it on a web site than beat their kids.

  82. Bek says:

    Cheyenne: there are days when I worry about you. Somebody can dislike a celebrity without being “dumped” by their boyfriend/husband. It’s also ridiculous to suggest that they’re “haters” when they offer a valid opinion like anybody else. And finally, to hint that somebody who dislikes a celebrity must be so full of hate that they’d normally beat their children if not for their internet obsession? Have you completely lost it? The most “hate” I’ve witnessed on the internet doesn’t have to do with people disliking celebs; it has to do with crazies like you constantly and viciously attacking fellow posters for their opinions. I’m actually surprised that a lot of your venom doesn’t get moderated. Good hell. What would we do if you knew where we all lived?