Larry King Stumbled Angelina Jolie On CNN


Jim Roberts


Larry King interviewed Angelina Jolie on CNN on Thursday night. The big story Thursday was the way Angelina and Brad Pitt tried to shut off the media from doing their jobs. They had an attorney actually draft a contract like agreement that stated that reporters could only ask Jolie questions that she approved of - and if they failed to do that she would hit them with some very strong repercussions.
Reporters were outraged and members of the Associated Press, USA Today, Fox News and other media outlets refused to sign any document that would restrict their access to ask Jolie anything they saw fit.
CNN waded into the fray, but with an e-mail question. Cory from Anaheim, California carried the water for Larry King asked Angelina: "Why make a movie like 'A Mighty Heart' that extols the virtues of a free press, only to try to control press coverage on your own life?"
Angelina seemed a bit stunned by the question as remember; anything that would present her in a derogatory fashion should not hit the air according to her 'contract'. She did as well as can be expected and answered, "Well, it's very different. I think when we talk about the idea of press; the only things I've ever tried to control are I've tried to have some privacy with my family. I don't think I would consider it blocking freedom of press to say, I don't want to say whether or not I'm pregnant right now. You know, I think that that's not necessarily, you know, important news that I'm blocking or important."
Let's review what her "contract" she wanted to force media members to sign actually said, "The agreement also required that "the interview may only be used to promote the Picture. In no event may Interviewer or Media Outlet be entitled to run all or any portion of the interview in connection with any other story. ... The interview will not be used in a manner that is disparaging, demeaning, or derogatory to Ms. Jolie."
And according to Fox News, Jolie also requires that if any of these things happen, "the tape of the interview will not be released to Interviewer." Such a violation, the signatory thus agrees, would "cause Jolie irreparable harm" and make it possible for her to sue the interviewer and seek a restraining order."
That seems a bit more that just asking Jolie is she's "knocked up."

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1 comment:

BARRY O'REGAN'S BLOG said...

I'd still do her in a Hollywood minute though, as most guys would love to.