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Does Angelina Orchestrate Her Entire Image?

On Thursday, the New York Times ran a pretty unflattering piece about Angelina Jolie and her calculating way of leveraging coverage of herself.

The article asserts that she struck a deal with People: baby photos in exchange for a $14 million donation to the Jolie-Pitt foundation and a promise of favorable coverage of all of Angelina's charity work around the world. The article also says Angelina got away from unflattering coverage post Brad and Jen's split by taking a trip to Pakistan and making sure the media picked that up instead. It paints her as a conniving manipulator going so far as to set up photo ops playing with Maddox and tip off the paparazzi. There's a lot more in the article as well as denials from Angelina's people and People magazine. Check it out and let us know — do you think Angelina so carefully orchestrates her entire image?

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Dottie35 Dottie35 7 years
Of course she did. It's quite amazing the kind of transformation that has taken place too. I mean, the public just ate it up and everyone forgot how vile and vulgar she actually is. I mean, the punk kid with tattoos is indeed who she is and that's probably the most honest she's ever been.
hiighfashion hiighfashion 7 years
i agree myperry!
hiighfashion hiighfashion 7 years
i agree myperry!
kll421 kll421 8 years
freaking finallyan agreement that she's not ms perfect as everyone seems to think that she is
kll421 kll421 8 years
freaking finally an agreement that she's not ms perfect as everyone seems to think that she is
lin-lin lin-lin 8 years
By being a celebrity she obviously plays the game like they all do. Her publicist will tip off the paps and she'll use the media for both her personal gain as well as promoting the need of aid for others. It's a win all situation. She'll have nannies to take care of her picture perfect looking kids, because nobody could take care of that many and do the amount of jetting around that she does whilst looking A list perfect. I don't think by any stretch that she's orchestrated her entire life because I can't believe anyone would go to such extreames as to adopt children and do so much charity work. She's changed and matured like most humans do and has obviously gained amazing media savviness along the way. How else would she have been able to build herself up to the pinacle of A list stardom.
dyanrush dyanrush 8 years
Oh I'm sure she did. But all the charity work will never cover up her skanch reputation. We all know what she's about and I've been waiting a long time to voice my opinion. She seems to think that adopting and having all these kids will cover up what she really is but we see right through her. And yes I think Home Wrecker decribes her well. Just look back through her history of men. Most of them were in relationships when she sank her claws into them. I think it's just a challenge for her. I cannot wait for the day that Jen can sit back and say Ha Ha Bitch, because Angelina's perfect little world has came crashing down around her.
Joanna Joanna 8 years
Wyclef Jean is being investigated according to a story I readso I am not sure that he is the best person to use as to howwonderful Angelina is. He owes back taxes, didn't pay theworkers on his house and they are looking into where all themoney from his charities went. It said they were tracing it.I am sure that the New York Times has valid imformation or theywouldn't risk running it in the News paper. Media attention isone thing for stars but telling everyone what to print is quitedifferent. This isn't the first time we have heard that theyhave made pledges and then didn't pay them (at least not fora long time.) St. John's pledged $12 mill., they have collectedapprox. $20 mill. according to the magazines for pictures oftheir children, she has told us that she gives 1/3 of her incomeand yet in 2006 none of that was true. We haven't seen the taxreturns for 2007 so we knows what it is going to say. A pledgelooks and sounds good but you need to send the money.
Joanna Joanna 8 years
Wyclef Jean is being investigated according to a story I read so I am not sure that he is the best person to use as to how wonderful Angelina is. He owes back taxes, didn't pay the workers on his house and they are looking into where all the money from his charities went. It said they were tracing it. I am sure that the New York Times has valid imformation or they wouldn't risk running it in the News paper. Media attention is one thing for stars but telling everyone what to print is quite different. This isn't the first time we have heard that they have made pledges and then didn't pay them (at least not for a long time.) St. John's pledged $12 mill., they have collected approx. $20 mill. according to the magazines for pictures of their children, she has told us that she gives 1/3 of her income and yet in 2006 none of that was true. We haven't seen the tax returns for 2007 so we knows what it is going to say. A pledge looks and sounds good but you need to send the money.
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
she's a poser
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
she's a poser
Cinquettacubina2 Cinquettacubina2 8 years
ning Since you find the NYT story so important, please read the PEOPLE magazine rebuttle unless of course you like a some others are determined to believe whatever is said simply because you hate her. If that's the case, of course don't waste your time.
Cinquettacubina2 Cinquettacubina2 8 years
ningSince you find the NYT story so important, please read the PEOPLE magazine rebuttle unless of course you like a some others are determined to believe whatever is said simply because you hate her. If that's the case, of course don't waste your time.
Cinquettacubina2 Cinquettacubina2 8 years
Imabeliever of course the end was cut off! There's no controversy in the complete statement and so why bring attention to it. It's just like when Angie mentioned meeting with Jen, which of course isn't what she said, but it's been completely ignored that Angie didn't bring up Jen and never has let alone talk about her. She was asked a question, band answered she would meet with her IF that's something JA initiated. If people weren't so deadset on believing unsubstansiated stories, rumor and inuindo, they would find that 90% of what is sad and assumed has little to no truth, and/or has been presented with the sole purpose of selling mags. I repeat that Angie could care less about the negative opinion, but I do care just on principal.
Cinquettacubina2 Cinquettacubina2 8 years
Imabelieverof course the end was cut off! There's no controversy in the complete statement and so why bring attention to it. It's just like when Angie mentioned meeting with Jen, which of course isn't what she said, but it's been completely ignored that Angie didn't bring up Jen and never has let alone talk about her. She was asked a question, band answered she would meet with her IF that's something JA initiated. If people weren't so deadset on believing unsubstansiated stories, rumor and inuindo, they would find that 90% of what is sad and assumed has little to no truth, and/or has been presented with the sole purpose of selling mags.I repeat that Angie could care less about the negative opinion, but I do care just on principal.
ning ning 8 years
I am glad NY Times bothered to do the investigation and publish this article. While we often see celebrates look bothered in photos of them in bikinis, lying on the beach, reading a book, Angelina's manipulation goes far beyond that. This is affecting journalism integrity, specifically the deal with People. Those who like to manipulate other people in real life would probably love Angelina more after reading this article. They now have a role model to look up to. For the rest of us, shame on you People and Angelina.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
Actually they cut off the end of her quote..I just found the interview and her actual quote was: ‘They haven’t seen a lot of our films yet, because they are a little young, but I’m looking forward to them one day discovering Mr and Mrs Smith,’ she smiles. ‘They’re going to have a great laugh – to see when their parents actually met, and watch them fall in love and try to kill each other!' To me that sounds like she is talking about the characters in the movie..not an admission of OH we fell in love on set and won't it be great for the kids to see that. When you remove the and then try to kill each other it completely changes the meaning of the sentence. Media manipulation at its sound byte finest!! Obviously if they had not done the movie together..they more than likely would not be together today. They met and realized the chemistry and the joint interests and became friends and it went from there according to all threes accounts. But no one has yet to admit an affair.
figurine figurine 8 years
Why is it that when the NY Times writes a positive story about AJ their credability is not questioned? -- Probably because the people who write positive stories tend to use proper, named sources; in this article we're left with "two people with knowledge," "two people involved," "nearly two dozen people who have worked directly with her over the years" and the former editor of Us Weekly and Star -- um, thanks? I'm not saying the NY Times didn't do their research, but honestly, why am I supposed to trust sources I have no way of looking up? Also, the thing about Angelina and Brad not liking to be called "Brangelina" seems to be taken out of thin air since Angelina recently said that she doesn't "have a thought either way" when asked directly what she thought about the name.
figurine figurine 8 years
<em>Why is it that when the NY Times writes a positive story about AJ their credability is not questioned?</em>--Probably because the people who write positive stories tend to use proper, named sources; in this article we're left with "two people with knowledge," "two people involved," "nearly two dozen people who have worked directly with her over the years" and the former editor of Us Weekly and Star -- um, thanks? I'm not saying the NY Times didn't do their research, but honestly, why am I supposed to trust sources I have no way of looking up? Also, the thing about Angelina and Brad not liking to be called "Brangelina" seems to be taken out of thin air since Angelina recently said that she doesn't "have a thought either way" when asked directly what she thought about the name.
locusthill locusthill 8 years
Of course she orchestrates her image, as most celebrities do. I've never been an Angelina fan, but I don't think she's losing sleep over that. Does anyone else think that this picture looks strangly like Mortitia Adams?
locusthill locusthill 8 years
Of course she orchestrates her image, as most celebrities do. I've never been an Angelina fan, but I don't think she's losing sleep over that.Does anyone else think that this picture looks strangly like Mortitia Adams?
locusthill locusthill 8 years
Most celebrities orchestrate their image. I've never been an Angelina fan, but I know she's not losing sleep over that. Orchestrate away, it's your life. Does anyone else feel that this picture looks strangly like Mortitia Adams?
locusthill locusthill 8 years
Most celebrities orchestrate their image. I've never been an Angelina fan, but I know she's not losing sleep over that. Orchestrate away, it's your life.Does anyone else feel that this picture looks strangly like Mortitia Adams?
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Holy loaded question Batman!
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Holy loaded question Batman!
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