Blame the Man
Widely criticised yesterday for trying to control the press, Angelina Jolie revealed on Jon Stewart that it was a move made by her lawyer and her representatives and not something she knew about. As you would expect, her attorney has also stepped forward to admit that he went overboard in his attempt to protect his candid client and that she in no way had anything to do with trying to get members of the media to sign a contract prohibiting them from asking personal questions and saying negative things about her.
Angelina herself characterised the tactic as “excessive” (it absolutely WAS excessive!) and insisted that had she known about it, she never would have put it out there.
Said her lawyer:
"This was my creating something to protect her from the press"s talking about personal matters, a document that would limit discussion to the film. But it was drafted overly broadly. It was well intended, but I understand how it was received."
She also addressed the issue of her weight, explaining that being thin is not an objective, nor does she consider it a compliment or in any way attractive. Coping with the loss of her mother has been understandably hard, coupled with breast feeding and running around after 4 children, Angelina said her eating habits haven’t been great:
"I"ve always been lean and this year I lost my mom and I"ve gone through a lot. I have four kids and I finished breastfeeding – it"s been hard to get my nutrition back on track. Instead of people saying I look like a person dealing with something emotionally, they assume it"s because I want to fit into skinny jeans. Someone saying to me that I"m thin is not a compliment.”
And while Angie was doing interviews yesterday, Brad was playing dad – taking Pax to the doctor’s office amid a throng of pappies. I love this clip: Brad exits the SUV and says to waiting photographers “I have my boy…”
The way he says “his boy” is the hottest thing ever. Click here for the clip.