“I remember thinking, ‘Oh we’re going to turn out to be great friends.’ But I think she needed to be able to look at me just as the character Susanna, not as Winona, so in a very respectful way she just kind of kept her distance. I saw her at one of the awards shows but I haven’t really seen her since.”
- Winona Ryder on how she wanted to become friends with Angelina Jolie while on the set of Girl, Interrupted, but didn’t.
November 27, 2010 at 11:23 am by Molls
And who knows, though he might be sued, there’s no taking back the words that he’s spewed. Hey, that rhymed. Not bad for so early on a Hump Day morning. My blatant craftiness never fails to amuse. Me.
Yes, alas, the drug dealer who claims to have supplied award-winning actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie with cocaine and heroin in the past (and can you even do that without incriminating yourself? I mean, is there some kind of statute of limitations on that kind of stuff?) has sordid details of her knife-obsessed, blood-drinking days of youth and has released them exclusively to Life & Style magazine. The dealer, Franklin Meyer, states that Angelina was always as cool as ice, didn’t hide her drug habit, and had a weird obsession with dead bodies:
“We’d see each other two to three times a week when she was in town. She would buy cocaine and also heroin,” Meyer tells Life & Style, who first met Angelina in February 1997, when she and a male friend came to buy drugs from him at NYC’s Chelsea Hotel. She was just 21, and soon became a regular. “She would generally spend about $100 each time – that would buy maybe half a gram of coke and a 10th of a gram of heroin. She would snort the cocaine and the heroin in front of me. It didn’t seem to matter to her who else was there.”
Occasionally, he says, he would even go to her apartment in the Ansonia building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and she would do drugs there. When he first saw her place, he got a shock: The walls of her apartment were covered with photos of dead bodies! “I assumed they were real bodies. They were like places or apartments where there were murders. I don’t know where someone would get pictures like that.”
But Meyer says the most bizarre thing about Angelina was that she was obsessed, even then, with adopting a child. “She would say to me, ‘I think I would really like to adopt a kid.’ I was shocked…. In the middle of the drugs and the knives, she’d be talking about wanting to adopt a child,” Franklin tells Life & Style.
Well, now. Does that really surprise anyone? That the former dark and brooding Angelina Jolie would have photographs of dead bodies plastered to her walls? That she’d be into 8 balls? The only things that really surprise me are the fact that this man has been allowed to live, or that Angelina doesn’t care about leaks from her past. But hey. I guess if you have the money that she does and are shacked up with Brad Pitt, nothing can really burst that bubble.
October 20, 2010 at 6:30 am by Sarah
But really, I don’t know if I can handle it. The movie itself is certainly not my cup of tea (I don’t tend to care about spies and guns and non-stop action and Angelina Jolie movie plots), but come on. I am a person who is alive in America, of course I find Johnny Depp and Angelina attractive. And you know what the best part is? Paul Bettany’s there too. I have the purest, most monumental love for Paul Bettany. Who’s with me?
All right, if you care about plot or whatever, here’s the synopsis from Monsters and Critics:
‘The Tourist’ revolves around Frank (Johnny Depp), an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. While on his trip he meets Elise (Angelina Jolie), a mysterious woman who deliberately crosses his path. Frank follows Elise in the quest of love, but finds himself caught up in a whole lot of trouble.
The thing is, all that talk of mystery and danger will just be white noise to me. Do you see the picture I am painting for you guys? I am overwhelmed by the visual appeal of this film. That is all I’m saying with this.
September 16, 2010 at 10:55 am by Emily
It’s been reported that Angelina Jolie will be playing Marilyn Monroe in a new film about the actress/model’s life, but Angelina said in a recent interview that not only has she heard nothing about the project, but that she’s not sure if she’d be the right fit for the role. Not only do I agree that there’s just got to be someone out there better suited to play Marilyn, but I’m impressed that Angelina didn’t just do the standard, “I haven’t heard anything about it, but I love the idea,” thing that actors always do in interviews. She like, actually admitted that she probably isn’t the right actress to do the part justice.
While Marilyn and Angelina have their bombsell-status and history of drug use in common, there’s too many things that feel off about this potential casting to me… Yet I’m not sure that there’s anyone else who could pull it off right now, either. It’s gotta be hard casting the part of one of the most beautiful and iconic women in history, ya know?
So let’s play casting couch in the comments. Are there any actresses out there that you think could pull off this part (I swear to G-d, if anyone says Katherine Heigl, I will eat a gun), or are you thinking they’re going to have to find some bombass newcomer like I am?
August 17, 2010 at 2:00 am by Molls
And the age-old debate goes on about whether or not it’s “appropriate” for the Pitt-Jolies to allow their four-year-old daughter to continually cavort in boys’ clothing.
Us Weekly released a photograph of young Shiloh playing in a pool with her sister Zahara, wearing what can only be described as a pair of boys’ shorts and a gold necklace.
Naturally, the shit has started about “Angelina and Brad encouraging androgyny,” and “parenting gone awry,” but you know what the bigger picture is here? Why the fuck is some skeevy photographer lurking in the bushes, trying to take photographs of the Pitt-Jolie kids while they swim? I think that’s the biggest point that people are missing today. I personally don’t care what Shiloh decides to do as she gets older — it’s not as if it’s something we haven’t seen before — and Brad and Angelina’s parenting methods are of no concern to me (they’re not my children, after all), and yes, I think that people are looking way too far into the fact that Shiloh, a four-year-old girl, is wearing boys’ swimming trunks rather than the fact that there’s some BS picture-taker-of-children floating around, allowing these photos of a private family’s outing to run in a national magazine.
Priorities, people, priorities.
August 9, 2010 at 6:35 am by Sarah
Jolie is still talking up her latest flick, Salt, which I probably won’t see, because Harry Potter movies and Pirates of the Caribbean-type plots are a bit more my speed, but she sounds like she had an amazing time during filming, and in her latest interview discussing Salt, she takes her kick-ass-ness to the next level by saying she wants to be the next James Bond:
On not playing a Bond girl:
‘They wanted me to play a Bond girl in Casino Royale,’ says Angelina Jolie. ‘I said, “Actually, I’d prefer to play him; I’d rather be Bond.” It was a joke – kind of. It was an interesting conversation.’
On Salt not being like James Bond:
‘Salt is nothing like Bond,’ says Jolie. ‘In so many spy films women are femme fatales and we wanted to avoid that. My character doesn’t use her sexuality to get anything. It’s the roughest I’ve looked. When we fight, it gets ugly. Somebody breaks my nose in the film. It’s not pretty.’
On being a woman in an action film:
‘I think when people write things for women – at least with the films I’ve done in the past, such as Tomb Raider – they’re not serious. They’re not raw. They’re not hard. So when we wanted a real female action hero, we looked towards something that wasn’t written for a woman.’
Is there anything this woman can’t do? Honestly. You hear this shit and have to know that it’s no wonder that Brad chose her over wishy-washy, clingy, rom-com Jennifer Aniston. Wouldn’t you? Yeah. You would. I would.