Thursday, August 26, 2010
Angelina: An Unauthorized Biography
The couple got married in 2000 and were soon wearing vials of each other's blood around their necks and bragging about their wild sexual shenanigans.
"Sex for us is almost too much," Billy Bob said, "I almost got killed last night. You know when you love someone so much you can almost kill them? Well, I was looking at her sleep and I had to restrain myself from literally squeezing her to death!" (Sounds like her craziness rubbed off on Billy Bob!)
When Jolie set her sights on Brad Pitt (while co-starring with him in Mr. and Mrs. Smith), the boyish Missouri-born actor dropped wife Jennifer Aniston like a hot potato and followed Jolie all over the globe. Jennifer had been trying to convince Brad to start a family, but he refused. However, as soon as he and Jolie got together, they adopted two more orphans (she already had one) and had three biological children. (What a betrayal!)
Although her father, Jon Voight, tried to be a positive influence in her life, Jolie blames him for all of her problems. But she thought her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, hung the moon.
According to the book, most of her problems were caused by her mother. The couple split up when Jolie was only a few months old; after that, Marcheline couldn't stand to look at her. ("Because she looks so much like him!" she said.)
So how did Marcheline deal with the situation? She installed the baby and her nanny in an apartment two floors above the apartment in which she lived with her other child, three-year-old James. Jolie and her nanny lived there for about two years, Marcheline popping in to visit about once a week. (Can you imagine?)
Despite all of the above, Jolie has still managed to become a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations and the "most powerful celebrity in the world."
If you like books about celebrities, this one will knock your socks off.
All words and pictures © 2008 Brenda G. Wooley