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Angelina

Imparts Wisdom,

Eschews Gum

6/21/2006 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Angelina Jolie & Anderson Cooper: Click to WatchThe primary takeaway for anyone who actually sat through the duration of last night's two-hour-long, heavily-promoted Anderson Cooper-Angelina Jolie sit-down on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" was this: There are places in the world where things are much, much worse than they are here.

But beyond that commonplace, which many of us learned watching late-night infomercials in the 1980s, the interview will probably be noted by most viewers for what Angelina Jolie did not do, by comparison with the tragic, disheveled, Southern-fried cri de coeur performance that Britney Spears gave alongside Matt Lauer last week on NBC's "Dateline."



She did not, for instance, decide to bare her bosom (and most of the rest of her body) as she bared her soul; Angelina easily covered at least three times the surface area with her long black dress. She also said almost nothing of note about her family, the father of her child (except that Brad was in the delivery room with her), nor her mothering abilities (besides admitting to being tired during breast-feeding the day of the interview). And perhaps most thankfully, she did not chew gum while she talked.

Anderson Cooper, for his part, besides betraying just the hint of a leer when talking about a tattoo that resides in a normally hidden place on Ms. Jolie's back, was perhaps most notable for what he did do that Matt Lauer, last Thursday night, did not: Wear socks.
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Veronica    

Dear Roz,
It appears that its just us two who have learned about Josephine Baker. I did a report on her in 5th grade and it was . . .interesting to say the least.

Moving on.
I just would like to say a few things. Just because someone has a different opinion then yours, does not give you the right to say that their jealous, spiteful creatures. As my debate coach mentioned, "That doesn't help you. You've just succeeded in making them angerier and hardheaded then before." That being said I will add my two cents.
I feel that its great that she's helping with charities. My biggest problem is that I don't like people who've cheated on their partners. And this doesn't apply to just Angelina Jolie, but also Elizabeth Taylor, Tori Spelling, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Tori Spellings husband, Brad Pitt and Britney Spears.
(However, to be fair, I don't like any of those other people's acting. Its wooden and in Julia Roberts case, she's the exact same "feminist/strong woman" in all of the darn movies.)
*sigh* I guess what I'm trying to say is that the reason that people are so up in arms is that when people get married, its supposed to last. At least, that's the ideal of marriage. And when actors get together and have affairs, (which happens a lot), it causes the fan to say, "You were my hero!! What does that mean for my relationship?"
But what the fan should really say is, " You know what? This is their life and they'll have to deal with the consquences. We will last longer than them."

P.S
The reason that the Angelina Jolie makes me angry is her wording of adopting her children. She says, "Oh, we'll adopt from this place and this place." and its almost as if she's ordering from a restuarant and not realizing that she's taking care of children. She had Zarhara(sp) and then had Shiloh and is now in the process of another one. She and other women who have kids back to back, need time to give their other children love and time and affection. And that's what gets my blood boiling the most, not Brad but her not listening to her own words. Children are a gift and shouldn't be used as a "Save the world. And we can all live together as a rainbow tribe."

Because Josephine Baker tried that and according to one of her adopted children's books, it didn't work so well. The children rebelled, one got pregnant, she treated some like crap.

2936 days ago
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Anna    

She might not be bearing her chest or her legs and she might not be chewing gum.... but Angelina Jolie is a low class husband stealer.

She is a tramp.
She is a lesiban.
She is a beat up hoe bag.

I respect her work for the earth and environment but i do not respect her as a person.

what man will she be moving onto next..

ladies watch your men.

all out tacky tattoos...

did she get Brad tatted over her almost gone Billy Bob tattoo? I bet that is on her to-do list.


I can not stand this biotch.

She is no lady....


Ladies do not do what she has done, and ever thinks of her as an angel.
So sad, she straight jumped on Brad Pitt and he was still married and of course Brad is partial to blame...

Denise Richards gets way more negative press about being with Richie but atleast he was getting DIVORCED

2984 days ago
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angel    

What I most remembered is this: "'Next, we'll adopt. We don't know which country. It's gonna be the balance of what would be the best for Mad and for Z right now. It's, you know, another boy, another girl, which country, which race would fit best with the kids."

There's something inherently wrong about this statement of hers.

2984 days ago
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girladvenger    

Angelina Jolie...what can I say, that hasn't already been said, other then repeat that Angelina is as beautiful inside as she is outside.

2984 days ago
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lisa    

JESUS GOD, YOU PEOPLE GROW UP. What planet are you living on? This woman is a friggin Saint. She gives 1/3 of her outrageous income to those that need it and you still bitch that she is not doing anything good but is a home wrecker. For GOD SAKES, get over the Jennifer thing. It is soooooo old. We have no idea what went on behind closed doors and their marriage was probably on the rocks way before we were given a glimpse. They can't win in your small minded eyes so you go on and continue to throw those stones. It always amazes me when people like you do this shit. As if you have any right. You have no right. What sad pathetic lives you must lead to not be happy for what these two are doing.
DID YOU SPEW THIS CRAP WHEN JULIA ROBERTS STOLE DANNY MODER AWAY FROM HIS WIFE???????? DIDN'T THINK SO AND THAT ONE MOCKED THE POOR WOMAN BY WEARING A T-SHIRT SAYING SOMETHING LIKE, MRS. MODER WHO?? SHE WAS THE WORST OF THE HUSBAND STEALERS.

2984 days ago
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Robyn    

Angel - WHAT IN THE WORLD is "inherently wrong" with Jolie's statement regarding adopting another child???

In terms of what she is doing on a global level and the sheer number of lives she has improved (and will continue to improve) I really can think of only two people to compare her to - Oprah and Jesus.

2984 days ago
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LadyJ2B    

Wow, these comments have been -WOW! Of all the things that she talked about in that interview, all that you can take from it is about her personal life? I will agree with "Happy". If I did not have to work but maybe 3 times a year and make millions, I would be more involved too but at least she is doing something with her noteriety. Taking a famous name and doing something good for the world is admirable. The fact that she is going all over the world and adopting children is wonderful. I would do the same if I was in the position as we all should. Give kids that would die alone a good home and a chance-do that for children in this country. Anna, I think that you are a little bitter. She did not take Brad, he left and ran into her. Jennifer was not interested in what he wanted and that was a deal breaker. Let it go. Brad and Angie have a baby girl and she is adorable. Why should any other woman watch her man? Where can you go from Brad Pitt besides maybe George Clooney? She is no angel, none of us are but last I checked she was not asking for your opinion any way!

2984 days ago
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Tamela    

I wonder if she makes Brad give up 30% of his income yet? And if he refuses will she move on and find another wealthy Father for her children?

2984 days ago
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Billie    

For your information it is cool not to wear socks with loafers in California

2984 days ago
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anon    

She did steal Brad, but at least she knows how to present herself when doing an interview.

2984 days ago
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Robyn    

To all you nay-sayers, please read this article published on www.contactmusic.com.

JOLIE'S LATEST ADOPTION INCREASES ETHIOPIA INTEREST

ANGELINA JOLIE's adoption of an Ethiopian orphan has given hope to thousands more parentless children, because her example has sparked a huge interest in adoption.

Agencies in Ethiopia have been flooded with calls because hopeful parents in America are now considering giving homes to other children from the African nation.

Earlier this summer (05), Jolie adopted ZAHARA MARLEY, giving her four-year-old Cambodian son MADDOX a sibling.

And since setting up home with the little girl in the US, interest in adoption rates in Ethiopia have surged among the four US agencies that arrange adoptions in the poverty-stricken country.

CHERYL CARTER-SHOTTS, director of Americans For African Adoption, says, "We began to be flooded with calls and emails from people wanting information."

Meanwhile, Adoption Advocates International reports that requests have doubled since Jolie's journey to Ethiopia.

VICKI PETERSON, director of Wide Horizons For Children, which Jolie used, notes, "It's very exciting to give these children a future."
26/08/2005 09:25

HOW MANY OF YOU HAD EVER HAD SUCH A POSITIVE IMPACT ON A MACRO LEVEL????

2984 days ago
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Lisa    

It really is sad that everyone is missing the point about this interview. No matter what your thoughts are about this lady, she is truly trying to help people with much more problems than any of us can even imagine. We should all be soo generous. As far as her husband stealing, i think that's alot of BS too. If a man LOVES YOU, nothing can lead him away. If a man DOESN'T love you, nothing can make him stay. Unless your good friends with either party, you'll never know what their marriage was like or if it would have lasted whether Angelina was in the picture or not. Grow up this is 2006......

2984 days ago
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lisa    

http://www.waiterrant.net/

Go here and read something about why she does what she does. Because she realizes how lucky she is. You Anna and Sara should too.

2984 days ago
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Robyn    

Ken -

Is there a particular story to read on waiterrant.net???? Please direct us to it, if so!

2984 days ago
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omg    

Jolie did a great job in bringing attention to the horrific situation of refugees in Africa. No human being has to live this way.
She has put 'a face' to this issue, if anything, Jolie is trying to assist in any way she can.
And she puts her MONEY where her mouth is?
At least Angelina Jolie is trying, and I think that makes a GREAT DIFFERENCE.

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