Us Weekly: Angelina Jolie “hates” New Orleans


All of a sudden, Us Weekly seems to be compiling a list of things, people or places that Angelina Jolie “hates”. I guess to Us Weekly, Angelina must be some kind of Karl Lagerfeld-esque troll who rails on and on about hating the sun, fatties, mirrors, potato chips, models who were never in Paris, feminists, children, human contact and love. Previously, Us Weekly has reported other “exclusive” stories about Angelina’s list of hate, which includes stuff like Barack Obama and dressing Shiloh like a girl. Anyway, this time around Angelina “hates” New Orleans. At least according to an insider’s account of Angelina repeatedly yelling “I hate New Orleans!” Here’s more:

The Big Easy is nothing but a big headache for Angelina Jolie. She and her partner, Brad Pitt, purchased a home in New Orleans in 2007 — but an insider tells Us Weekly that an irked Jolie “calls it ‘his house.’”

It seems that the resilient Louisiana city isn’t Jolie’s cup of tea, and it threatens to drive a wedge between her and Pitt, 46. “Brad loves spending time in New Orleans, but Angie doesn’t,” the source divulges in the new issue of Us Weekly. “They fight because of it…she keeps yelling at him that she hates New Orleans and never wants to go back.”

Friends say Pitt is devoted to the Mardi Gras burg because it allows him to indulge in his passions for architecture and environmentalism (he established a foundation to build 150 “green” homes in the wake of Hurricane Katrina). If the actor had his way, he’d love settle down in the southern town with Jolie and their six kids.

But Jolie “gets really bored” there, and would prefer staying at Chateau Miraval, their 1000-acre, $70 million estate in Provence, France — and continue traveling the world. Yet Pitt has lost the globetrotting bug. “He’s tired of it!” the source says.

[From Us Weekly]

It does seem like their New Orleans home would be more his than hers, just because he’s a Southern-Mid-Western boy (Missouri, so hard to classify) with roots in the region, and because of Make It Right NOLA, and because… well, Brad just seems to belong in new Orleans, doesn’t he? Some people just belong in certain cities, like Oprah in Chicago, or Paula Deen in Savannah. I can see how Angelina might feel that New Orleans isn’t “her city” but do I believe that she’s screaming “I hate New Orleans”? Not really. This whole thing might just be about Brad taking Maddox to the Saints game in New Orleans last weekend, while Angelina stayed in LA with the girls.

UPDATE: Ugh, I don’t feel like putting this in a separate post, but apparently Angelina just released a statement pledging her support of SOS Children’s Villages in Haiti. SOS had been raising more than 300 children in Haiti, and had been supporting more than 4000 kids in Haiti, and “that was before the earthquake,” Angelina notes in her statement. She goes on to say: “Now the needs for orphaned children are almost incalculable. As a long time supporter of SOS, I have visited many of these unique villages personally. I can vouch for their commitment and care for the children,” Jolie says. “As the Haiti situation unfolds, and we all focus in on ways to help these desperate children — I ask you to please learn more about and consider supporting SOS Children’s Villages.” Angelina has been a longtime supporter of the SOS program, and even sponsors a village in Jordan I think. In December, she and Brad donated $100,000 to the American SOS branch, and if you’d like to donate nationally or internationally, you can go the SOS site here.

Angelina on August 10, 2009, in LA. Angelina & Maddox shopping in New Orleans on November 30, 2008. Also, photos of their house in the French Quarter. Brad in New Orleans on December 2, 2008. Credit: WENN. Additional photos from PicApp.

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  1. Kevin says:

    AJ hates nothing or no one. She’s the Earth Mother Love Goddess. She’s Polysporin incarnate. She can heal with her touch! She love you looong tiiiiime. That’s what her dialect coach says anyway.

  2. Sumodo says:

    Shoot, I can’t stand Orlando.

  3. sbush says:

    um, missouri is def midwest…

  4. Praise St. Angie! says:

    wow, those gerbils have been talkative lately.

  5. princess pea says:

    @ Kevin – “Polysporin incarnate” is the funniest thing I’ve read this week. Thank you!

  6. Maleficent says:

    Missouri hard to classify? It ia and always has been the Midwest. Hope that helps.

  7. Raven says:

    Second Missouri being Midwest. Agree that Us Weekly is compiling the phoney list of all AJ’s “hates”. Harmony and support apparently don’t sell gossip rags.

  8. bo says:

    There’s a lot of buzz lately about some studies that say attractive people are more easily angered than the rest.

  9. lucy2 says:

    LOL @ Kevin.
    Wow, it really is rag on Angelina week for the tabloids!

    I think they both must get bored easily with where they live. Seems like they’re always moving somewhere and talking about making it their permanent home, but never stay. I remember them saying stuff about the kids going to school in N.O., being a part of the community, etc. That didn’t last long. Rarely hear about them there anymore, just Brad for MIR and the Saints game.

    I am glad that she brought up the SOS orphan group though – I can’t even imagine how overwhelmed they will be once everything has begun to calm down a little there. Definitely one to keep in mind for future donations.

  10. Lady Nightshade says:

    I think she’s just hungry.

  11. SamSam says:

    I live in the state and can’t stand New Orleans. I wouldn’t hold it against her if she did.

  12. QB says:

    So what if she Hates New Orlean , we all have places we don’t like.

    I hate the town next to mine , they have nothing no malls , movies theaters nothing………..

    I have heard that there are already 15 kids reported kidnapped. At time like his when is all out of control is so easy for human traffickers to take those childrens.

  13. Nikki says:

    Kevin, thank you for the laugh. “Polysporin incarnate”…omg lol!

  14. Sumodo says:

    I don’t know about those studies that say attractive people are more easily angered. Ever try a first date with an ugly guy? It’ll make you stick with good-lookin’–believe me!

  15. truthSF says:

    Praise St. Angie!

    wow, those gerbils have been talkative lately.


    Damn those gerbils!!!!!

  16. Jay says:

    The sun rise and set on what Brad/Angelina like and dislike. They are a great set of people to base your life on or you can mind your on business and don’t care what they are doing.

  17. Codzilla says:

    Fresno sucks, too.

  18. truthSF says:

    NY ain’t nothing what it used to be 20 years ago, and thus, I hate my hometown.

  19. Sincerity says:

    I lived in New Orleans for quite a while and this city certainly is not for everybody. She and Brad were raised in two entirely different worlds and their individual likes and dislikes seem to be getting the best of them. Men will be men. Everybody needs their space sometimes and if spending time in New Orleans floats Brad’s boat and he’s much more cooperative when he gets home, she should be thankful. Relationships are about “give and take” and being two independent high profile people is probably more stress than they are accustomed to. No one can have everything their way all the time! It simply won’t work.

  20. Cheyenne says:

    I live in NYC and I hate most parts of it.

  21. Essie says:

    Missouri is in the Midwest and always has been. St. Louis calls itself “The Gateway to the West” and they would have to be in the “Midwest” in order to be a Gateway to the West!! Do you follow? Okay, good!! Moving on.

    Personally, I don’t think Brad seems like he belongs in New Orleans at all. He’s always been more of a Cali guy in my book, specifically, Malibu!! Just my take on it.

    Getting back to Angelina . . . she does not hate New Orleans or anywhere else and if she did, she would never scream it out to Brad. Besides, both their names are listed as owners of that house in NOLA. Plus, she is there almost as much as Brad is there. She has gone with him several times when he is doing his MIR duties, since the seed money came from the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, she is very involved. The woman doesn’t show up for a stupid football game and all of a sudden she “hates” NOLA!! What crap!!

    P.S.: She does probably hate L.A., though!!

  22. DD says:

    and in other relevant news, an insider tells us Jolie refuses to drink apple juice. Basically she calls the bottles of juice in the fridge, Brad’s juice. Jolie’s disdain for apple juice has created a rift between them. The source tells us Brad loves to drink apple juice, it allows him to bridge his love of architecture and environmentalism with every sip. But Jolie keeps yelling at him everytime he takes a sip. Jolie prefers Orange juice, but Pitt is just tired of it, he’d rather just drink apple juice.

  23. Anaïs says:

    HE WANT TO SETTLE DOWN WITH ANGELINA AND THE KIDS??????????????????????????????????
    WASN’T HE LEAVING HER, TWO DAYS AGO?????????????????????????????

  24. princess pea says:

    Please, Angie could never rival The Karl Hate. No one can. Karl hates more, deeper, and harder than anyone. She could try, I guess… but she’ll never top him.

  25. Ice Bunny says:

    New Orleans is for people who have a passion for food, music, partying, mardi gras, general wildness, and yes, architecture. Since she is into none of those things, it is completely understandable. New Orleans always was – even before Katrina, and probably still is – not the cleanest city in the world.. and has a verrrry unique salty old soul / creole / cajun / southern culture. She is pretty much the antithesis of all those things. It’s no wonder she “hates” it. Not her gig. Understandable. What is there for her to do there? Not one thing. (I was born there, grew up there.. and LOVE it.. despite having lived in Chicago for a zillion years now. Miss that food!!!! Some of the best in the world, no exaggeration.)

  26. Maritza says:

    That was funny Kevin! But I guess the tabloids are lying about this too, right Alex?

  27. Charity is Chic says:

    Don’t know about the story. What I do know is that it is ALWAYS rag on Jen week. And from the looks of it the tabs have opted to basically juggle Rag on Jen week with Rag on Angie week. They never rag on any of the men in Hollywood.

    The one part of the article that is obviously true is that Brad has lost the travel bug. They’ve been living in L.A. for at least six months now. Its the longest they’ve ever lived anywhere.

    He probably got tired of the isolation and not being able to hang out with friends. She’s not into things like friendship so she’s probably be happy to hide at the estate in France with her kids and the staff.

    Before the brangeloonies come after me for that last bit, please provide photos of Angie hanging out with another woman that is not relative or a member of her staff. I’ve only seen one in the past ten years.

  28. GatsbyGal says:

    Can’t blame her, I hated it too when I went there for a choir trip. You just feel sticky and dirty the whole time you’re there. I can’t even watch A Streetcar Named Desire without wanting a shower.

    Oh, and DD – that was a little too perfect…don’t give them any ideas!!

  29. bubbles says:

    it does get unbearably hot there in the summer. like you-can’t-breathe-or-leave-your-house hot. good children’s museum though.

  30. mike nike says:

    They are worth over 100 million dollars. They are the last people I will listen to about poverty and crisis.

  31. Cheyenne says:

    I’ve never been to New Orleans but heard the food is fabulous. My son and daughter-in-law gained five pounds in one weekend down there.

  32. Xena says:

    @Charity is Chic
    How do you know she doesn’t have friends? There is this invention called the telephone and its very useful for speaking with friends. She has said she is friends with Marianne Pearl, Gwen Stefani,and Holly Goline. There are photos of them together at different points.

  33. gee_gee says:

    Clearly the woman is a demon from hell and must be punished to the fullest extend of the law. How dare she?

    Also, I hate where I live too. But no one gives a crap because I am boring and middle class.

  34. nnn says:

    Before the brangeloonies come after me for that last bit, please provide photos of Angie hanging out with another woman that is not relative or a member of her staff. I’ve only seen one in the past ten years.
    Well your logic is flawn cause i never seen, Cate Blanchett, Meryll Streep or other female with so called female friends either.

    Also who are those so called friends (and not colleagues) that YOU HAVE SEEN with Brad, huh ?

    So why is that logic only applied to Jolie ?

    It is weird that she is the only actress who are asked to be SEEN with female friends. Where are the friends of Maryl Streep ? Where are those of Sandra Bullocks, or Kate Winslet, who are their female or even male friends, ect ?

    Plus i didn’t know that you can only make friends in your home country…I mean isn’t she friend with Marianne Pearl who live in the south of France ? With a female doctor living in New-York.

    Plus whose woman with family and kids has loads of female friends to hang out with ? Most people have like two dear close friends anyway and the rest of the time, they spend it with relatives and family.

    And mind you, Jolie doesn’t need to advertise every friend she hang out with to the media, or every one she receive at her home anonymously, especially those who are not even celebritoes….just like the overwhelming majority of all the female stars i have listed who probably also have friends we never seen with, EVER.

  35. Essie says:

    Charity, they have not been in L.A. “for at least six months.” They left NY in early June for L.A. where Brad was to begin filming; Brad’s movie “Moneyball” was canceled in July; they left around mid-August for the South of France where they stayed for about two months; returned to Los Angeles for a month before heading to NY for re-shoots on “Salt” which ended in early January; they will be leaving within the next month or two for Europe for Angelina to begin shooting “The Tourist.” Also, within those months, Brad has flown to Paris, NOLA and SanFran.

    Seems to me he is traveling as much as usual.

  36. SageAdvice says:

    Why do people call New Orleans “NOLA”? Is there some other New Orleans that isn’t in Louisiana that is just as famous? Or is it a Louisiana thing?

    Or are people just lazy and don’t want to spell out New Orleans but don’t want to put a big NO there, so they go for the whole NOLA thing?

    Did this start as a news anchor quip? Because they shorten everything.

  37. Alec says:

    AJ hates New Orleans for sure. Johnny Deep said recently, that he hates the Brad and AJ Circus with the press and I bet Johnny is laughing his head off cos he ain’t gonna ride the Hollywood bicycle, bi crap actress and druggie. I bet he is wondering why he is doing a movie with her and how he can get out of it.

    AJ is the One that everyone avoided in high school. She was a looner and a druggie and ppl still want to avoid her apart from her STANS and 40yr old men

  38. June says:

    The people who avoided Angelina in high school, I wonder what they are doing now. The weird girl in High School is now , beautiful, rich, has a wonderful life, six beautiful kids and a great guy by her side .

    Everyone knows her name, I wonder how many people know any of the people, Angelina went to school with names.

  39. Sigh. says:

    I “hate” UsWeekly.

    Nah. >:P

  40. tekhana says:

    Sorry, but I don’t believe it. They’re in New Orleans a lot more often than you see in rags like Us Weekly, and I’ve never seen one pic of her looking bored, unlike, say, in Los Angeles. She wanders around the French Quarter with the kids and they generally don’t get hounded by paparazzi, which I would think would be a relief.

    The climate is hot and sticky a lot of the time, but it’s not worse than places like Miami or the south of France.

    Unless it’s the paparazzi she misses, I don’t see why she would be bored in New Orleans and not at the Chateau, because there is plenty to do, and there are plenty of places around where you can go to ride horses and 4-wheelers and do other outdoor activities – most of Louisiana is rural and “the country” is about 20 minutes outside the city. And there are loads of country roads for riding a motorcycle if she wanted to do that. (Didn’t she used to do that?)

  41. Dhavy says:

    Im from Miami and I hate it, New Orleans is just as hot and humid…but we have the rudest people

    Anyway, the woman has been in worse places and I doubt she hates it that much. I am sure that next week we’ll hear how much she hates the French and wants to move to NYC

    I guess US Weekly had nothing better to post on them this week

  42. lucy2 says:

    I “hate” Brad Pitt’s hats. Angie would probably like him to lose them in NO somewhere. I do think I’ve changed my mind though and kind of love her leather dress. Not many could pull that look off, but it oddly suits her.

  43. oh hey says:

    Not taking sides here, but how do we know Angie doesn’t have friends? I know they’re never mentioned, but they could be friends not in show business, just sayin’. Maybe because every time I see someone say “Angie has no friends”, it make me feel sorry for her.

  44. Beth says:

    Alec, if Depp didn’t want anything to do with Angelina he wouldn’t have signed on to do a film with her. Angelina was signed on to the movie several months before Johnny.
    I don’t get why people call Brad and Angelina globetrotters. Most of the places they travel to are film related and charity work. Maybe since they travel as a family and most of their films are done outside of LA there’s the perception that they travel all of the time.
    I doubt Angelina hates NO especially considering they only spend a few weeks of the year there. I think this is just a desperate “the last straw” story.
    The “Angelina has no friends” comments are lame. I don’t know who most celebrities hang out with. Besides people are always quoting tabloids to bash Angelina where the “source” is always a friend. How can people believe rumors from “sources” who don’t exist?

  45. Leek says:

    Bo — is that true? I might buy into it. I know a few really good looking people who are seriously pissed off.

  46. June says:

    Angelina does not have to pretend to have friends as part of her PR. She has a life , that includes work, a partner and a family.

    When you have no partner or family like Jennifer Aniston, you have to make your PR about friends, to seem like you belongs.

    It is PR101 to make yourself seem likeable and part of a crowd. Jennifer Aniston needs the idea, that she has friends as part of her PR, because she has no man, no kids or family.

  47. Jeane says:

    WHY is Brad Pitt always wearing that STUPID HAT?? Is he getting bald? Now that is cover story I would like to see…


    right next to




    It’s time men got their share of scorn, hatred and poor pity.

  48. anniea says:

    Just because Angie doesnt have a goddess circle of GFs like Aniston, it doesnt mean she doesnt have female friends. She has her friends from the UN, Marie, Holly, Mariane, Gwen S, lots that we dont know. She doesnt hang out with them because she is a busy person, and she has 6 kids.

    Unlike Aniston who has all the time to bring her friends to cabos, to spa treatments, etc. In fact Aniston who boasts about her GFs, only frequently hangs out with Courtney, the rest of her friends are paid employees, Kristine, Leigh her acting coach, her Yoga trainer, her make-up artist, her haidresses, her butler, her publicist. All paid people not real friends.

  49. Jazz says:

    Maybe those black rubber sheets of doom made Angelina cranky.

  50. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “Charity, they have not been in L.A. “for at least six months.” They left NY in early June for L.A. where Brad was to begin filming; Brad’s movie “Moneyball” was canceled in July; they left around mid-August for the South of France where they stayed for about two months; returned to Los Angeles for a month before heading to NY for re-shoots on “Salt” which ended in early January; they will be leaving within the next month or two for Europe for Angelina to begin shooting “The Tourist.” Also, within those months, Brad has flown to Paris, NOLA and SanFran.”

    wow, so not only are you tracking their movements so attentively but you remember them THAT clearly?

    that’s a little bit creepy.

  51. bella says:

    The REAL story would be “How Does New Orleans Feel About Angelina Jolie?” Not the fawning folks who just feel blessed she’s graced them with her presence, the real folks.

  52. poopie says:

    @DD = Priceless with the apple juice

    PLEASE BRAD : lose the chin pubes along with the hat !!! i can see crawly things in that nest…

    and i’ve been to N.O. once many years ago and it was/is a cesspool filthy place. would NEVER go back; but don’t these two travel alot separately anyway? so what does BP care if she is there or not? they have enough kids so he can take a couple and she takes a couple. what’s the prob?

  53. Kim says:

    Us weekly is full of BS the article also said Brad would be staying in NOLA and Angie would join him and stay a few weeks. Well Brad was spotted in LA 2 days after the game doing voice work on Happy Feet. Angie starts filming The Tourist next month according to the producer in Venice. As for Depp he said he can’t deal with celebrity and he doesn’t know how Brad and Angie deal with the constant media attention. He didn’t say anything negative about them just their situation

  54. Madelyn Rose says:

    Saint Angie would never utter a cross word!

  55. wilson says:

    splittsville, confirmed

  56. Lisa says:

    I’m a New Orleanian, born and raised. This is a very unique city. Most people from NOLA don’t move away, of course there are few that just don’t like the lifestyle down here. I’ve seen the Jolie-Pitt family here on many occasions. The locals don’t bother them. They are just another family to us. If there is anyone hounding them or snapping pics, it’s the tourists that happen upon them in the French Quarter. The most a local will say to them, if they have any sort of interaction, is “thank you for supporting our city and helping to rebuild”. Yeah, we have our issues- murder, corrupt politicians, the occasional hurricane- but it’s home and we love it. I’ve traveled the world, but I always come home to my NOLA…

    p.s. There’s a movement here to get Brad to run for mayor. We were hoping he’d seriously consider it.

  57. Rose says:

    Yeah right, a ‘source’ talking to the News of the World?

  58. Tess says:

    Re: Splitsville.

    It was only a matter of time.

  59. wizeguy says:

    ya’ll are funny with this old news ..
    they have filed for divorce ..
    sleepin’ on the job ?

  60. Maleficent says:

    They didn’t say they filed for ‘divorce”, it said they went to a “divorce” attorney, and had a legal document drawn up, in the vein of what a Prenup/postnup agreements are. Menaing a document, that stated, legally how funds and custody is divided.

  61. Maritza says:

    Guess we’ll have to wait until they Brad and Angie send their personal comments to the press.

  62. coucou says:

    Divorced? Were they ever even married?

  63. gg says:

    Kevin you just made my week with your comment. LOL

  64. shorty30 says:

    Why in the world does he continue to wear that disgusting rat’s nest on his face? Creeps me the hell out.

  65. dk says:

    I would think that she loves New Orleans, given the french culture and influence. After all she has a vaguely french sounding name and so did her mother, after she changed her name from “marcia lynne”. She is as much as 1/8 french canadian, which explains her being drawn to france (not quebec), wanting to live there and teach her kids their native ancestral tongue. Ugh! Can’t stand this pretentious idiot. Ever since I found out a few years ago she’s really no more french than I am or almost any american yet puts claim on french heritage to justify living in France and putting her kids in a french school in NY. It’s pathetic. She’s just pretentious and thinks she’s too good for New orleans.

  66. Dannni says:

    What’s the big fuss about here?? I am living in suburban Vancouver with my partner of 6 years and I HATE IT! Everything closes before 10:30 and there is no vibe at all and neighbours do not even acknowledge one another. Ugh.

  67. Lora says:

    well if its true, on behalf of new orleans, we hate you too. Brad you are of course always welcome.

  68. Lora says:

    as for poopie? maybe you are the filthy cesspool.