It all started when Brad made that comment about Jennifer Aniston, you know, the one where he basically said that his life wasn’t that interesting when he was married to her. Which was a totally fair statement, I think, but, of course, everyone got all upset because Jennifer is supposed to be America’s sweetheart, I think, and how could he be so mean like that? And then Brad was like “no, no, what I said was interpreted all wrong, Jen is so awesome.” You’d think that would be the end of it, but no. Brad is still apologizing.
In a Today show interview that will air Thursday, the actor continued to explain why he said, “It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
Says Pitt to Lauer: “I don’t know what was pieced together or put together. All I know is that my point was, the best thing I’d done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother.”
“That’s all I was, or am, trying to say,” adds Pitt. “It has no reference to the past. And I think it’s a shame that I can’t say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn’t deserve it.”
Pitt goes on, “I don’t wanna be encumbered by any of that. I know my intentions, and I know what I believe, and I know things get misconstrued, and I know there’s a good cycle and a good story to say we’re splitting up. And then when we don’t, they say we’ve come together again, it’s another new cycle, and then there’s a secret wedding. ‘No, that was put on hold because they’re upset.’ It’s, you know, that’s– I live outside of that, and it’s much healthier.”
When Lauer asked Pitt about the statement he released to The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets clarifying his comments, Pitt says, “I don’t want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She’s a dear friend of mine.”
It seems like Brad really is getting an insane amount of shit for seemingly saying something negative about Jennifer Aniston, and that is so bizarre to me. I mean, it’s Jennifer Aniston, it’s not like Brad Pitt rained on Taylor Swift‘s parade at the VMAs or something. He mentioned a marriage that ended six years ago. Can we let this go already?
September 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm by Emily
With all of this new Jennifer Aniston-relationship-bombshell stuff going on surrounding Brad Pitt lately, I thought it appropriate to show some photos of him in his element, i.e., with his non-wife wife, Angelina Jolie.
See, a lot of you guys had some pretty strong reactions to Brad’s recent comments about his former life with Jennifer Aniston. Some were kind of like this:
“Brad’s scum—always thought so, always will.”
Then, there were others like this:
“I really used to like Brad Pitt, but the way he and Angelina try to hurt Jennifer after all these years has caused me to change my opinion of both of them, or should I say “Brangelina”. I live in Michigan, far from the glamour of Hollywood, but I think that town and all that money has caused people to become insensitive and morally bankrupt. After Jen and Brad broke up she kept her thoughts to herself for a very long time. She showed a lot of class and courage. I think I would have been curled up in the fetal position, crying hysterically and then I would probably hunt them down and make the biggest scene ever. I am sure the police would at some point have to intervene. And now Angelina tried to get the part in a new movie starring Justin Theroux. How junior high school is that? They need to just stop trying to rub their affair in her long ago healed wound. Oh, btw, stop dragging your kids around all over the globe. They need some place to call home.”
But my favorite so far was probably this:
September 19, 2011 at 5:30 am by Sarah
“ … I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
Well, he’s changing his mind. Now he’s saying that his quote was misinterpreted, and that he actually meant that she was wonderful, amazing, talented, and whatever else her emotional training coach forced Brad to say to the public or face the wrath of bitter tears and a new boyfriend’s heinous beard. Example:
“It grieves me that this was interpreted this way. Jen is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend. It is an important relationship I value greatly. The point I was trying to make is not that Jen was dull, but that I was becoming dull to myself — and that, I am responsible for.”
But what about the part about pretending that the marriage was something that it wasn’t? Or that that directly had something to do with his life being “dull,” as he said? I’m glad he “clarified” for us, but I’m not really sure exactly what it is that he clarified.
September 16, 2011 at 9:30 am by Sarah
Let’s just be real, if it’s a Lifetime movie, I’ll watch it. A cheesy William and Kate movie? I’m on it. A film featuring Jennifer Love Hewitt? I’ll be there. So really, when I heard that Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, and Alicia Keys (and Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins) were going to be directing some tearjerker about breast cancer? I cried a little just thinking about it.
And now we hear that this Five business also features the talents of Rosario Dawson, Tony Shalhoub, Josh Holloway, Jennifer Morrison, and Jeffrey Tambor? Forget about it, I’m all over it, let’s do this already.
Will any of you be tuning in as well?
August 31, 2011 at 3:30 pm by Emily
You know what’s real nice? Celebrities who spend their time doing stuff to raise awareness about something important, while investing their finances in a project that’s going to help save lives, unlike the antics of vapid twat gnats like those on shows such as Real Housewives and Jersey Shore. It’s positively refreshing, isn’t it?
This month the three friends team up to help launch the women’s advocacy project of the year: Five, a series of films about women and breast cancer that, stitched together in a two-hour block airing on Lifetime on October 10, powerfully show how breast cancer affects women’s lives, families and friendships.
What Jennifer Aniston had to say to Glamour about the Five project:
“We were intrigued by the challenge of creating short stories that would defy audiences’ expectation of the subject. We wanted to balance the drama with humor and irreverence because that’s what’s helped our friends who’ve faced this get through their treatment. We wanted stories that were informative without being heavy-handed. Oh, and they needed to be brilliantly written. Other than that, our goals were small. [Laughs.]”
On those pesky Angelina-voodoo rumors:
“There’s not nearly as much stealing and obsessing and middle-of-the-night secret calls to ex-boyfriends and scheming and cheating [as they lead you to believe]. Most of it’s just bullshit, however entertaining.”
What Demi Moore had to say to Glamour about the Five project:
“I think that so often there is that ‘out of sight, out of mind’ feeling, like breast cancer is happening to other people, not you. Before this project came up. Even I really didn’t want to pay attention. I feel that this came to me to make me pay attention.”
On keeping the fires burning at home:
“I’m an old-school romantic, so I get giddy when Ashton shows me another way of saying ‘I love you’—any little thought or gesture that’s playful or sweet. We leave Post-it notes for each other; some have been sticking up for five or six years! For me, it’s the small things.”
What Alicia Keys had to say to Glamour about the Five project:
“After I read the scripts, I felt like this was something important, and I wanted to be a part of it. I chose Lili because she’s close to my age and I understood the family dynamic. I had an immediate idea of what I could bring to it.”
On waking up to find the important things in life:
“… There were certain people [I was working with] who weren’t right. I had friends who weren’t right anymore. I was tired and I had overworked myself and burnt myself out. So I went to Egypt by myself. When I saw what was built there, it made me understand how powerful we are, that we can create anything. And I felt like I needed to create things that were timeless too.”
What lovely ladies. Seriously.
For the full, in-depth interview, check out Glamour‘s site here.
August 31, 2011 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Oh, Jennifer Aniston. You’ve come a long way, baby. It’s been a rough ride, but word on the street is that things are finally working out for you. You’re moving in with your boyfriend, Justin Theroux, and nobody really cares about that 14 year fling he had right before he met you. There’s some talk of motherhood in the future! And you know what would be the icing on the cake here? A WEDDING!
Star is reporting that Jennifer wants to marry Justin before 2012 in a small, private ceremony in Mexico. Sources are saying that Jen “feels there’s no reason to wait” and that “she’s never felt more comfortable nor felt she had so much in common with a man as she does with Justin.” And what would the hottest woman of the decade wear to such an event? A “short off-white” or “pastel” dress, natch!
Well, we’ll see, I suppose. I honestly think that after all this time, Jennifer has a pretty solid idea out of what she wants out of a relationship, but what’s the rush? Wouldn’t it be more fun to savor all the stages of a relationship than to jump ahead so far?