Talk about beating a damn dead horse, what is it with these Hollywood folks? They really are just like us.
I know some non-famous people who are separated or divorced, who simply can't shut the hell up about each other. It doesn't matter who left whom, who cheated on whom, who did what to whom; regardless, they just can't move on. In fact, I know two people divorced for over 20 years, remarried, and one of them spits fire and blows a gasket when the other is mentioned.
So, it comes as no surprise to find that the same holds true for the rich and famous.
Just last week I wrote a news article about a quote Brad Pitt gave to Parade magazine, which I found repugnant. When asked about his early career and life before Angelina, Brad said:
"I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. 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 [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn't."
Brad, 24 hours later, tried to clarify this statement by saying:
"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."
Okay fine, whatever Brad, perhaps you were suffering from a case of logorrhea and tripped over your own words in an effort to explain why you cheated on your ex-wife and replaced her with your current sidekick. FYI dude, you are still dull, so hooking up with Angelina Jolie did NOT fix that.
So a few days passed, and the Brangeloonies and Jeniston fans had seemingly retreated back to their caves, licking their collective wounds, muttering insanely to themselves, and all is once again as it should be.
Except WAIT, we aren't done yet. Us Magazine is now reporting that it was Jen's people who "read Brad the riot act," and as they put it, "They got his team involved and Brad was read the riot act - the only way you can read the riot act to Brad Pitt."
I actually don't know what that means. What are they implying?
The article goes on to say that Jen found out about the comment and "was annoyed," thought it was "rude and inappropriate" (which it was) and her PR peeps and agent "went ballistic." Lo and behold, Brad claims his comments were misconstrued. Of course the "source" went on to say, "no one believes his words were taken out of context - he said what he said. I do hear that he's remorseful." Oh, and of course, the source said that while Pitt is happy with Jolie, "he's jealous she's [Aniston] in love."
If that's not enough high school drama for you, Brad, who is clearly incapable of not talking about Angie or Jen in the same sentence, had this to say during his Today show interview this morning: "I don't want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She's a dear friend of mine."
Why did this come up? Because once again, Brad Pitt is promoting his movie, Moneyball, and the best way to get publicity is to bring up the one thing which catapulted him and Angelina Jolie to stratospheric fame: the big cheat on Jen Aniston.
How sad is one's life that they repeatedly choose to be associated with an event of complete moral failure?
Brad, Jen is NOT your dear friend. I'll bet she isn't even your friend, because if she were, you wouldn't keep embarrassing and humiliating her publicly, over and over and over again. Is it that hard to just STFU?
It would seem so.