Angelina Puts Borders on Reporters

June 14th, 2007 // 56 Comments

Angelina Jolie’s attempts to control all press interviews of her at the “Mighty Heart” premiere, caused a number of major print news outlets to pull out of trying to interview the actress altogether. Angelina’s lawyer, Robert Offer, drew up a contract that was given to reporters to sign before she would agree to an interview and the terms of the interview included a moratorium on all questions pertaining to her personal life.

Reporters were asked to agree to “not ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships. In the event Interviewer does ask Ms. Jolie any questions regarding her personal relationships, Ms. Jolie will have the right to immediately terminate the interview and leave.”

Additionally, by signing the agreement, reporters agreed to stick to questions about the promotion of the film during the interview, which would “not be used in a manner that is disparaging, demeaning, or derogatory to Ms. Jolie.” After hearing that the Associated Press and USA Today balked at signing the document, Angelina decided to nix all print interviews. Ironically, the film supports the organization called “Reporters without Borders,” whose goal it is to ensure freedom of the press around the world. I’d make some kind of snide remark, but then it would make it look like I was in agreement with FOX News, and I so I can’t quite bring myself to do it.

(WENN)

More photos (Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Piven, Fran Drescher, Naomi Campbell) from the “A Mighty Heart” after party after the jump.

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By Lisa Timmons
  1. T-Bone

    As I said in the last two threads and I’ll say it again — BRAVO to the Associated Press, FOX news and USA Today for giving her the finger, so to speak. Apparently Angelina Jolie only believes in free speech and free press when it swings her way. Perhaps she should make one of those OTHER countries she loves so much (the ones that don’t value freedom)her permanent home.

  2. Well, she got the right to reject questions about her personal life, but she should do that personally. Asking folks to sign a non-”demeanination” contract with weird legal language is downright odd. Probably not her idea, tho…

  3. Anon

    It’s hilarious that people assume any type of request or demand put forth by a celebrity is directly at the request of that celebrity and not that of over zealous lawyers, managers, assistants, etc…

    Seeing as that she openly speaks to many on camera and in-print publications I think this is more of a case of over-zealous lawyer.

  4. jesse d

    Every single time she answers questions about her personal life she’s skewered in the media for “opening her fat lipped mouth”, and told to “keep her cheating whore mouth closed”. I don’t blame her a bit, attempting to keep the focus on her work & not on who she’s sleeping with, or what her children are up to. It’s perfectly within her rights to keep her personal life to herself, or only reveal what she wants to reveal, and only to reporters / sources she trusts.

  5. green cardigan

    Yeah, but the over zealous lawyers work for her, so of course she knows what’s going on. I reckon she’s really moody, and sometimes she likes to be open and blab about being on the pill to thre press and then other times she’s cranky and wants to control the press . Diva.

  6. green cardigan

    Yeah, but the over zealous lawyers work for her, so of course she knows what’s going on. I reckon she’s really moody, and sometimes she likes to be open and blab about being on the pill to thre press and then other times she’s cranky and wants to control the press . Diva.

  7. Angeloony and The Pitt are about a month away from splitsville. That’s why no personal ?’s.

    Joint statement “…felt it best for the children…still care for each other…blah…blah…blah”

    The count down is on.

  8. Margaret

    I’m shocked that you even printed this story, although your slant is somewhat bland. Even the most holiest Angelina does not own the press in this country. Pick a third world country, Angie, anyone will do, and live there. You won’t be missed here. If you want publicity in this country, which you obviously do, you have to deal with all sides of it. Most celebrities have learned to do that gracefully.

  9. T-Bone

    People — these two CHOSE their lifestyles and careers. Out of all of the things they could have done with their lives, they said to themselves, “I WANT TO BE A BIG HOLLYWOOD STAR”. Now we’re supposed to have sympathy for them because they don’t have much privacy???? COME ON!

  10. Angietothemax

    It’s not about feeling sorry for them. Angie has never asked for sympathy and has never complained about the attention. It’s a part of her life and she pretty much ignores it and goes on. I don’t think that this was her idea as much as it was Brad’s. She’s always been open to the press. A verbal request probably would’ve gone over better. But I understand that she wanted the attention to be on the movie and Marianne’s story. It’s not just her and Brad involved it’s also Marianne, Adam, Daniel Pearl’s parents who have to be considered.

  11. T-Bone

    Angietothemax…all the nutjob has to say is “no comment”. When people ask about her personal life she can always choose to say what everyone else says, “I prefer not to discuss my personal life at this time”. It’s that simple, if that’s really the problem. But I don’t think that is the real problem. The real problem is that Angelina can’t keep her stories straight. She contradicts herself all the time, and the media calls her on it. She doesn’t like that.

  12. Margaret

    Angietothemax – this is America. We have freedom of the press. That’s why journalists go to jail rather than divulge sources. She blabs her head off anyway, when it suits her purposes. Can’t have it both ways, Angelina.

  13. Angietothemax

    This is America and not only is there freedom of press but you have the right to protect yourself. It’s not loke they had to sign the contract they simply chose not to. I don’t know the ends and outs of the story but I can understand that they want things to be as respectful as possible considering the content of the movie. I wonder what Marianne thought about it her being a journalist herself.

  14. Zekers

    Ms. Angie is just used to getting her own way, whatever that happens to be this week.

  15. Me thinks the Fake T-Bone is in the house!

    Hullo Icantseeshit!

  16. carmela

    FOR GOSH SAKES DOES IT NOT OCCUR TO ANY OF YOU ANTI-ANGIE MUDSLINGERS THAT SHE HAS SPILLED ENOUGH JUICY DETAILS ABOUT LIFE WITH HER FAMILY TO FEED THE HUNGRY FOR MORE FANS—-AND NOW WANTS THE ATTENTION TO BE ON THE PEARL FAMILY AND THE SUBJECT AT HAND AND NOT HAVE IT TURN INTO A CIRCUS ABOUT HER. You just amaze me at your inability to be fair and reasonable about the OBVIOUS.

  17. Margaret

    I don’t know what Marianne thought about it, but the Editorial Chief for Reporters Without Borders denounced it. What does that tell you? Besides, Jolie acted like a fool and ran her mouth at will in Cannes when promoting this same movie. If you want PR, you take your lumps with class and dignity like all the rest do.

  18. green cardigan

    Hear hear T Bone. Personally, Jennifer A could produce a silent black and white movie in a brown paper bag and I’d forgive her! Does that make me a Jennyloon??

  19. Angietothemax

    This is some of what Lainey had to say about it at laineygossip.com and I agree with her.

    Worthy to note however – spoke to a source this morning about the issue who told me that what’s laughable about wrangling and the maneuvering, as easy as it is to lay it on Angelina as a control freak, is that people very much underestimate Brad Pitt. Rumour has it, the Pitts themselves refer to it as the “misogyny of our society” in that he is constantly portrayed as the abandoned spouse left to look after the babes as she schemes to keep her enemies at a distance – ridiculous because it’s always been Brad who has been the media engineer, and prior to their hook up, Angelina Jolie’s approach was always, always easy access, open door, no publicists, and candid answers no matter how controversial. In observing their public portrayal however, especially when critics are circling hungrily, Brad always gets an easy pass and the blame always falls to Angelina.

  20. icanseeshitNOT

    CLARISSE IS THE REAL T-BONE
    CLARISSE IS THE REAL T-BONE
    You are certifiable at this point!
    Its a gossip site–have fun, stop lecturing.

  21. “carmela said:
    FOR GOSH SAKES DOES —-AND NOW WANTS THE ATTENTION TO BE ON THE PEARL FAMILY AND THE SUBJECT AT HAND AND NOT HAVE IT TURN INTO A CIRCUS ABOUT HER.”

    ======================================

    My ass! I have a some swamp land to sell you too! Jolie exploits the Pearl family the same way she does those babies. Whatever Jolie wants, Jolie gets. You just amaze me by your delusions of grandeur when it comes to that media-whorin’, man-stealin, baby-buying LOONY!

  22. Zekers

    “icanseeshitNOT said:
    CLARISSE IS THE REAL T-BONE
    CLARISSE IS THE REAL T-BONE
    You are certifiable at this point!
    Its a gossip site–have fun, stop lecturing.”

    Contradict yourself much? It’s posts like yours that spoil the fun…

  23. THE REAL T-BONE

    Once again folks, that last T-Bone post was not me, but I’m sure you guessed that. This person doesn’t have the balls to stand on their own feet and they hide behind MY username.

  24. LASSIE WAS REALLY A GIRL
    LASSIE WAS REALLY A GIRL
    Right back at ya, look!

  25. green cardigan

    Oh sh:t! I was agreeing with an imposter!

  26. Zekers

    Hey T-bone rest assured that most of us can pretty easily tell when its you or not. The @ 1am post got by me but the others were pretty easy to see through…

  27. THE REAL T-BONE

    to the FAKE T-bone who wrote this:
    “This is another reason why I Holi Jolie disgusts me and I am an eternal admirer and advocate of anything Jennifer Aniston does. She has real relationships, is a real actress (yes I think she will one day win an Oscar!) and she is truly the girl next door. This week has proven me right. I am right”
    ———————————————–

    The editors know who you are, sweetie. They can see everyone who logs on to these threads, and they know you’re e-mail address. So if you suddenly get kicked off of this website, don’t be suprised.

  28. It’s okay Green! She got us too yesterday! You’re still the bees knees!

  29. THE REAL T-BONE

    As Zekers said on the JA post, soon we’ll all have to have one username and one e-mail address. That should take care of this type of thing. This person is absolutely nuts though, especially if they’re up during the wee hours of the morning thinking about how they can get back at me. Kinda scary, actually.

  30. green cardigan

    Thanks Clarisse – it’s true, the Fake T-Bone posts read a bit looney. I’ll try and look for the signs. And hey, Fake T-Bone, update that medication prescription.

  31. anonymous

    ugh what a crack whore…look at those bony, veiny limbs..she’s so FUG!

  32. THE REAL T-BONE

    Green, it made me laugh out loud that you agreed with my crazy imposter. I mean I like Jennifer Aniston and all, but….;)

  33. lookwhaticando

    Good for her, I’m sure her words would have been twisted anyway. What Angie wants, Angie Gets,, I love it. Go Girl

  34. lookwhaticando

    Angietothemax said:
    It’s not about feeling sorry for them. Angie has never asked for sympathy and has never complained about the attention. It’s a part of her life and she pretty much ignores it and goes on.
    ====================================

    I agree, This is a very sensitive movie, As you all know. I think she wants not to have attention on her, but on this very horrific story. I just think she wants it to be all about the story and not about her and Brad,

  35. green cardigan

    T-Bone _ ha ha, I stand by what I said. I’d probably watch it on a pirate copy DVD though!

  36. THE REAL T-BONE

    Hey lookwhaticando, I have to say, I find it odd and interesting that you came on this thread RIGHT after the imposter T-Bone. Anything you want to say about that?

  37. lookwhaticando

    -Bone said:
    This is another reason why I Holi Jolie disgusts me and I am an eternal admirer and advocate of anything Jennifer Aniston does. She has real relationships, is a real actress (yes I think she will one day win an Oscar!) and she is truly the girl next door.
    This week has proven me right. I am right
    ================================

    No, You are not right T-Bone, Chinnifer is one of the worse actors ever to be on screen. And she will win a Oscar, when Snowmen rule in hell.

  38. THE REAL T-BONE

    Good cover, look…(that whole last post thing)… quite clever…

  39. Lisa

    This doppelganger/imposter T Bone hulabaloo reminds me of the imposter King Smart Ian of two years ago, under Miu’s reign.

    I miss King Smart Ian :(

  40. THE REAL T-BONE

    Lisa – WHAT???

    Anyways, I don’t like imposters. They screw up the boards and they have no balls.

  41. lookwhaticando

    THE REAL T-BONE said:
    Hey lookwhaticando, I have to say, I find it odd and interesting that you came on this thread RIGHT after the imposter T-Bone. Anything you want to say about that?

    =============================

    Sorry T-Bone, but that is just not my style, I post as looky and only looky. I find it very lame for anyone to post under not only someone elses name, but multple names, I have a backbone and a bit more pride to do such a thing.

    You or someone was useing my name a last week to say really simple minded things, If that is how you or anyone else wants to roll, cool, but hon, as I said, I dont need, or want to conduct myself in that manner. believe what you choose.

  42. Margaret

    Not that you’ve brought that disgusting Lainey crap here, I shall say adieu. Can that woman at least fix her web site so it runs?

  43. lookwhaticando

    THE REAL T-BONE said:
    Lisa – WHAT???

    Anyways, I don’t like imposters. They screw up the boards and they have no balls.

    ===================================

    Well why dont you stop using multiple user names and just post as T-Bone. Come on, this is just a message board/blog. No one no’s who you are, and if you believe in what you are saying, why use other user names to keep on agreeing with you. Get a backbone child. I am proud of what I believe in, and dont give a fogs fat azz who does not like what I say.

  44. THE REAL T-BONE

    lookwhaticando, Since we all know that I don’t use other people’s usernames, your post has no merit. But the fact that you continue to accuse me of doing so makes it pretty clear that you and you alone are icanseethruyou AND the fake T-bone, otherwise you’d be more inclined to let it go. Whatever… if you want to work that hard to discredit me, be my guest.

  45. lookwhaticando

    THE REAL T-BONE said:
    lookwhaticando, Since we all know that I don’t use other people’s usernames, your post has no merit. But the fact that you continue to accuse me of doing so makes it pretty clear that you and you alone are icanseethruyou AND the fake T-bone, otherwise you’d be more inclined to let it go. Whatever… if you want to work that hard to discredit me, be my guest.

    Posted on June 14, 2007 03:39 PM

    ====================================

    Hon, I find you extremly disturbing, and posting as T-bone would be the ultimate inslut. So look “pot” Why not you stop accusing people of being you? I have no idea who icanseethoughu is, but who ever he/she is, they got your number, and I do agree with most of what she/he has to say to you. But me post as your tard azz, I dont think so, I’m much much better than that sweetiepie.

    It would be soooo nice if ASL would bust out all the multiple users, and let ALL of us know The REAL truth,,,,, Hint Hint, to ASL

  46. THE REAL T-BONE

    Ok, well, I’m bored with this now, but I will say this, lookwhaticando — soon enough there will be one username linked to one e-mail address and no one will be able to create a username that has already been used. At that time, we’ll see if I am in fact Clarisse, Zekers, MJK, anony., Green, Egroft or any of the other usernames I’ve been accused of and the truth will come out. Until that day — you and your buddies just keep trying to discredit me by staying up until 2 a.m. and using my username. I, on the other hand, will be sleeping ;)

  47. Angietothemax

    You guys be nice. Margaret you don’t like Lainey? I like her approach. She’s funny.

  48. lookwhaticando

    THE REAL T-BONE said:
    Ok, well, I’m bored with this now, but I will say this, lookwhaticando — soon enough there will be one username linked to one e-mail address and no one will be able to create a username that has already been used.
    ==================================

    I look forward to that day.

  49. whyamievenpostingwithyoumorons

    Oh my God, you people are freaking retarded.

  50. What whyamievenpostingwithyoumorons said:

    Yet you’re out here too

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