There seems to be a major ¡Escandalo! going on in Hollywood at the moment since a man claiming to be Angelina Jolie‘s former heroin dealer has come forward trying to sell his story like it’s news. Add to that the fact that a video of a very strung out Angelina in the ’90s has just been leaked, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for hysteria. Never mind that Angelina is an incredible woman, parent, human being and humanitarian now – look how strung-out and skinny she looked! Look how many drugs she once took!
From The Daily Mail (of course):
Her eyes are bloodshot and hollow, her arms emaciated and scratched.
Pacing about her living room, Angelina Jolie picks at her skin with her filthy fingernails as her self-proclaimed drug dealer films her in a rambling phone conversation with her father.
Astonishing video footage has surfaced of the Oscar-winning actress looking anything but the internationally acclaimed humanitarian and one half of Hollywood’s most glamorous couple.
Convicted drug dealer Franklin Meyer claims he shot the 16-minute footage with Jolie’s consent in 1999 after she called him round to her Manhattan home to re-supply her with heroin and cocaine.
Jolie has since described it as a ‘dark’ and ‘dangerous’ period of her life which she was lucky to survive.
In the video, first released the video to The National Enquirer, the Maleficent star paces back and forth in a dingy apartment as she talks frantically on the phone.
The television is on in the background as Angelina appears to be in a state of distress as trash bags and soda cans litter the floor and coffee table.
Here’s the video in question, to save you the reading:
I mean, was she on drugs here? I think that’s pretty clear. Is it a revelation? Not particularly, unless you want to look at it this way: This is a woman who openly admitted that she went through really tough times and was in a “dark place” for a good chunk of her life, who managed to pull herself together and become a really admirable and respectable human being. The only thing this video makes me feel is pretty in awe of just how much she’s turned her life around. Good for her.
July 9, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been teasing the world with the possibility of a big wedding for years, but so far, it seems we’ve all been waiting in vain. Not for long, though – Angelina says the couple’s kids are in charge of planning the whole affair, so it’ll end up being Disney or paintball. HOW ABOUT BOTH?
“We are discussing it with the children and how they imagine it might be,” Jolie, 38, who stars in the new film Maleficent, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Which is verging on hysterical, how kids envision a wedding.”
“They will, in a way, be the wedding planners,” she says of Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 7, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 5. “It’s going to be Disney or paintball – one or the other!”
That’s cute – and great that they’re getting the kids involved, though there are no surprises there given that really Brangelina are only getting married because the kids have been asking for it. Still, really cute – I kinda love them as a couple.
May 14, 2014 at 6:37 am by Jennifer
Can we all just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous Angelina Jolie is? I mean, generally she doesn’t do much for me and I tend to think she’s overrated, but her new Elle cover is just beautiful, right?
It’s a great interview, as well, with Angelina opening up about her younger years and how she never thought she’d get a “happy ending”, fall in love or have kids. She seems really lovely (not just physically).
May 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jennifer
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie were a match made in WTF-ness from the go, and it’s no surprise that their relationship didn’t last all that long. However, the split must’ve been pretty amicable, because apparently they still keep in touch all the time… according to Billy, anyway.
YourTango: Are you in touch with Angelina?
Billy Bob Thornton: Oh of course, yeah. She’s amazing, amazing. She’s got so much energy and so much goodness in her, and we check in on each other all the time. She makes sure I’m doing okay. I make sure she’s doing okay.
LOL, okay, how high on the bullshit meter is this one? I have nothing against Billy Bob and I’m sure he’s a lovely guy, but I just can’t see this one being true.
April 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Angelina Jolie is about to start killin’ it (literally?) in the new live-action Disney adaptation of Maleficent, and what better way to capitalize on a movie she already made millions on than by releasing costumes for kids to go along with it?
That’s right: Angie and designer Stella McCarthy
The line is aimed at kids from 4 – 14 years old (I’m sorry, but no 14-year-old is going to wear that shit) and includes sandals, t-shirts, princess dresses and sneakers. The cheapest thing in this range is $75 and the most expensive is $185, which is INSANE. Sorry, kid. I’m not spending $185 on a piece of shit you’ll rip, ruin or get tired of in a month’s time. No thanks.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Disney growing up, as was my mother, and I grew up watching all the films like most kids did,” said McCartney, who has collaborated with Disney in the past with a costume jewelry line for Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 and who featured Disney characters in her fall 2009 ad campaign. “When the opportunity presented itself and I was invited by Angelina Jolie to visit the film set, I jumped at the chance.”
I love Stella McCartney – her clothes, her perfume, sign me up. But this is some serious bullshit. They’re kids! I know I’m not really the target consumer, considering I’m not filthy rich nor do I have small kids, but damn. I’m sure it’ll sell like hotcakes, anyway. They should have did this shit for Frozen – really missed out there.
March 24, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
As you’ll well remember, Angelina Jolie underwent a voluntary double mastectomy last year after discovering that she would most likely be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. No doubt it was a difficult choice to make, but a brave one, and she’s bounced back well following the procedure. While she initially decided not to publicly discuss the situation beyond her initial statement, she recently revealed that she’s due to return for another procedure.
From Entertainment Weekly:
There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet [Jolie is also genetically at risk for ovarian cancer, which is what took her mother’s life at age 56]. I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.
Jolie also said she has no regrets about her decision to undergo the mastectomy:
I’m great! I’m very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken [the World War II survival story she is directing] to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.
Good for her. It’s great that she’s been able to be such a vocal spokesperson for such a common issue, and great that she’s recovering so well and has such a positive attitude about what must be a very difficult situation.