Sunday, December 04, 2005

brad pitt seriously needs to fire his publicist. or get a lobotomy. or both.

ok, i know i'm on a bit of a pop culture kick, but how can i not post about this little gem buried at the bottom of the tribune home page:

Brad Pitt Seeks to Adopt Angelina Jolie's Kids

i'm sorry, what? what? in case you haven't been paying attention to your own life, brad, you haven't even acknowledged your relationship with your potential adoptees' mother. but apparently narrative inconsistencies like that don't bother america's former golden boy.

lest you think i'm kidding, or that the tribune has suddenly begun reporting rumor as fact:

Brad Pitt is seeking to become the adoptive father of Angelina Jolie's children, the actor's publicist announced. A legal petition seeking to change the names of the children to Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Jolie-Pitt was filed Friday in Los Angeles, publicist Cindy Guagenti said Friday in a written statement to The Associated Press.

i really didn't think brad could bungle the PR around his relationship with angelina to a greater degree. i was wrong. as if we weren't rooting for jen enough already...


karen gsteiger said...

Until Brad Pitt starts jumping on couches and buying sonogram machines and arguing with talk-show hosts about pharmaceuticals and generally starts leering at Angelina in a manic way, he and his paramour will continue to be totally boring. His public persona is so deadly dull that it is often surprising how good of an actor he can be (Twelve Monkeys, for example)

Mike said...

I'm going to play Devil's Advocate here...the fact is, the man (and the skankish Jolie) are entitled to have a private life, and therefore don't have to acknowledge their relationship publicly. You've walked down the street with BoyCat, and you've walked down the street with me, and nobody has ever asked you to acknowledge your relationships with either, so they really shouldn't have to either, just because they're famous. I assume that the reason that his publicist said something, and that there's a news story, is because this is something that has to be done as part of the public record, and I'm sure LA is full of folks just rooting through such records, and it's wise for Pitt to make a statement before it ends up in the Enquirer, right? Do I think that it might be a silly move? Yes. He just ended a marriage, they haven't been together all that long, etc...But I know several couples in my real life who have made similar mistakes; I just learned of two co-workers who have only known of each other's existence for about 2 months, and are moving in together. It's not a wise move, either. Aren't these celebrities allowed to make the same mistakes we mortals make?

kate.d. said...

mike, you're great at playing devil's advocate :)

Aren't these celebrities allowed to make the same mistakes we mortals make?

absolutely. but as they're celebrities and have willingly chosen a life of 20 million dollar mansions and tahitian vacations, i really don't feel bad mocking the public mistakes they make! am i a bad person? you bet. but it's fun.

and honestly, given that all these people willingly participate in careers that put them in the public eye and choose to play the game, jennifer is seriously kicking PR ass here. maybe brad doesn't care, and that's his perogative, but i've still got every right to point it out :)

GC (God's Child) said...

He doesn't have to acknowledge the relationship--does anybody still doubt it?