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24Brad Pitt Responds to Jen’s “Uncool” Comment

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There’s a kickass piece on Brad Pitt in this month’s W magazine, and really the whole thing’s worth a read, but he does discuss the firestorm that erupted when Jennifer Aniston stated that “what Angelina did was really uncool.”

Over the course of the next 90 minutes, Pitt proves to be unfailingly gracious, good-humored and game for all questions, including those about his life with Angelina Jolie and their brood of six, whom he refers to as “this cuckoo’s nest that we got going on over there.” He even responds to the latest installment of the Brad-Jen-Angelina saga. In November Jennifer Aniston told a journalist that an earlier comment from Jolie—that she and Pitt fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and so the film “might mean something more than we’d earlier allowed ourselves to believe”—was “uncool,” because Aniston and Pitt were still married during filming. “Listen, man, Jen is a sweetheart,” Pitt says, as if to settle this thing once and for all. “I think she got dragged into that one, and then there’s a second round to all of that Angie versus Jen. It’s so created.” Of his current relationship with Aniston, he says, “We still check in with each other. She was a big part of my life, and me hers. I don’t see how there cannot be [that]. That’s life, man. That’s life.”

A few sentences into the next topic, though, Pitt circles back to defend Jolie’s honor. “What people don’t understand is that we filmed [Mr. & Mrs. Smith] for a year,” he explains. “We were still filming after Jen and I split up. Even then it doesn’t mean that there was some kind of dastardly affair. There wasn’t. I’m very proud of the way that it was handled. It was respectful. [The film] will mean something to our kids. It will, that’s all.”

And as for the photo shoot that accompanies this article?

Pitt requested that artist Chuck Close, known for his superdetailed daguerreotype portraits that reveal every skin flaw, shoot the pictures accompanying this story. Pitt has always been a master of using press images to convey messages about his life, as when he and photographer Steven Klein created a provocative shoot in this magazine that depicted him and Jolie as a Fifties-era married couple with kids—before they had publicly acknowledged their love affair. Close suggests that the actor, who showed “no vanity” during the sitting, is once again playing with public perception.

“You can’t be the fair-haired young boy forever,” says Close. “At some point he’ll have to become some sort of character actor. Maybe a photograph of him with his crow’s-feet and furrowed brow is good for him. It humanizes him. It makes him less of a cinema god and more of a person.”

January 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm by Evil Beet

27What’s with the Moustaches, Guys???

First George Clooney walks the red carpet sporting one, and now Brad Pitt?

Is this a new trend?

Please, God, no. Please no.

Brad and Angelina hit the red carpet looking fabulous (except for the moustache!) and very much in love at the LA premiere of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

December 8, 2008 at 8:47 pm by Evil Beet

17Quotables

“She’s scary smart. But smart only takes you so far. She also has an amazing knack, perhaps more than any other star, for knowing how to shape a public image.”

Bonnie Fuller, the former editor of Us Weekly and Star magazines, discussing Angelina Jolie.

The New York Times has an extensive article today discussing how Angelina Jolie has manipulated the media into creating a sugar-sweet public image for her.

November 21, 2008 at 1:00 pm by Evil Beet
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29Angelina Jolie Says She Gave Up on Breast-Feeding the Twins

OMG, I’m excited for a lot of things about motherhood, but breastfeeding is definitely not one of them. I know it’s important and helps the kid get good nutrients and bond with the mother and stuff, but the thought of an unpredictable mini-person sucking on my nipples kind of makes me feel funny. Hey, do vegans breast-feed? Is Alicia Silverstone going to breast-feed her kids?

Okay, I just did some research, and it appears vegan moms have to breastfeed, because none of the grocery-store baby formulas are truly vegan. So, in some weird way, having your baby drink your breast milk is the only way to truly raise a vegan baby. Okay. So. Then, if I made cheese out of human breast milk, would it be vegan? Someone get Alicia on the phone. I may be onto an enormous untapped market. I mean, I know people have made breast milk cheese (example here, but it’s in French), but have they ever marketed it as vegan? See, mom? That MBA wasn’t for nothing after all.

What the fuck was I even writing this about?

Oh, yeah. Angelina Jolie said breast-feeding the twins sucked, and I believe her.

“It’s very hard,” the actress confessed on Britain’s morning show GMTV. “I stopped at three months, [it was] about as much as I could do.”

The actress, 33, who was in London promoting her film The Changeling with her partner Brad Pitt in tow and their four-month-old twins, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, said she even resorted to manuals on the subject.

“There’s this football hold – it’s a lot harder than it looks in the books,” she says in the prerecorded interview at her London hotel on Monday. “I did that a few times. I would take turns. It just takes a long time.”

The mom of six also revealed that it was while filming The Changeling that she became pregnant with the twins: “We decided to start trying in the beginning, and by the end I was.”

Look, if Angelina can’t do it, it is officially impossible. Because we all know that she is better at everything than anyone else.

You know what else is kind of sad? A few years ago, I would have been all like, “Oooh, I want to try to make babies for months and months with Brad Pitt.” But Brad’s lost a lot of his allure since he got with Angelina. He’s become less of Mr. Bradley Pitt and more of Mr. Angelina Jolie. I dunno. I think of him less as a sex symbol now. Not that that’s a bad thing. It’s just something that occurred to me.

November 18, 2008 at 11:09 pm by Evil Beet

21The Popular Kids

Brad and Angelina don’t appear “uncool” in the least as they arrive hand-in-hand for a private screening of The Changeling in London.

After the jump, find video footage of an interview Angelina did with BBC radio yesterday. I love how whenever people spend time in London they wind up with a hint of a British accent. It’s inescapable!

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November 17, 2008 at 3:42 pm by Evil Beet

30Angelina Jolie Is Annoyingly Perfect

I look at these pictures of Angelina and I am just…bitter.  I pray that surgical intervention is the cause of a stomach that flat four months out from having twins.  I’m two years out from having one kid and the road is still long for me.  Her skin is just glowing, she looks happy and she has Brad Pitt in her bed.  I find many celebrities to be so ridiculously fake but there is something that feels genuine about AJ that I cannot deny. 

So yeah, happy for you Ange.  Mad at you.  Understand that I’m almost three months off of sugar and flour.  My reaction to your appearance is visceral…can you blame me?

Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman and Jack Black today at the Kung Fu Panda DVD Release in Hollywood.

November 9, 2008 at 5:04 pm by Wendie
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