Sunday, October 23, 2016

Random Weekend Fuzzies 2

Laura Wasser, Angelina's divorce lawyer, is a good friend of Harvey Levin, the head of TMZ.  So it was probably widely expected that TMZ would be their outlet of choice.

Direct, exclusive access now to both sides while the rest of the entertainment news world struggles to get one reliable quote.

Very early on, Us had a good source:
“The final divorce decision was only made one week ago,” the insider tells Us ...“An incident took place and prompted [Angelina] to act and file.”
While details of the incident remain unknown, the insider tells Us that it “affected the entire family.”
She still says Brad is the love of her life, and the d vc vc  cc c c. Cv cc. Cc. Cc c c v c.  ecision has weighed heavy on her heart,” the source adds. “Her priority now is the children.” The Oscar-winning actress and director is presently in New York, according to the insider. "
But it seems the source stopped talking to Us and their subsequent reports read like the editor of one
of the bottom feeding tabs had taken over.

People's Mary Green has interviewed both on numerous occasions, but her name has seldom appeared on recent stories.  One that did quoted a "family member"

"Her family is broken and she is in agony," the relative says. "Her children are recovering from the events that brought about the filing of the divorce."

The family member adds that the mother of six's primary concern is for her children.

"Her focus is on their health and emotional well-being." 

After securing Brad's spin on the plane incident, People of late has had minimal access and Mary Green hasn't written anything new.

While I get entertainment news on various feeds,  I don't seek out gossip sites.  The one exception is Lainey.  I sometimes disagree with her points and she's not above rabble rousing to get hits.  But she does have sources and she's more responsible and a much better writer than other gossips.

Right after the news broke she wrote:

Brange have always maintained a sexy kind of tension between them. It was a passionate relationship. They fought, they made up. All these years my sources have never worried that that was a problem, because it was just the nature of their connection. But in June, it was different. “It’s never been this bad”

....Angelina’s allegedly been frustrated about some of Brad’s habits. The rumours about the drinking are consistent with what I’m hearing. The way one source put it, she “wanted him to get his sh-t together”.

....Every source I’ve talked to today maintains that she was still in love with him but that for her, she doesn’t think he’s in a place where he can be “positive around the family”. All sources tell me that he was blindsided by her decision to file. And that the decision to file was made very recently. Like inside 10 days. When I pressed on what the urgency was, most of the sources declined to specify, with one source saying only that it was “very delicate, a really sensitive thing”

So at least one of Lainey's sources has access to their inner circle.

Judging from her subsequent posts, it appears that source may not have been ready or willing to share more information -- at least not for a while.

Some time within the last two weeks, Lainey apparently got a heads up that led her to hold off writing about them.

Over the past week or so there have been several key developments each of which would normally merit a post, but she has exercised admirable self-control and held off.

What could be the quid pro quo that would make up for all the lost clicks from the recent stories she didn't write a post on?


Brad should by now have unfettered access to his whole family.   If his drug and alcohol tests all came back negative, the DCFS is probably close to declaring that the children are safe to live with him.

So maybe next week?

--- Fussy


  1. Thanks Fussy! Lainey has friends/tight source connections who work at US magazine. That's where she obtained her info, and they passed it on to her and she used that, so I don't think she has an inside connection to the family. CPS may require a couple more visits they just can't determine safety by a one or two but the case should be done soon.

  2. I really hope that the DCFS closes the case next week. I want to know what they are going to do once the threat of the DCFS is gone. While I don`t think that they want a divorce I think a lot will depend on Brad`s willingness to work on his issues. The first week he was clearly in denial but his decision to not file a response gave me hope that he does not want to loose his wife and family.

  3. Hi Fussy, I have to disagree in regards to Lainey and how much she know's you are giving her too much credit for what she is worth. She knows nothing she regurgitates same tabloid stuff and creates drama to get hits on her site.But I know the reason why she stopped posting and that's because she got scared like Perez did for getting any lawyer letters and fear of being sued.Not saying that JP's even acknowledge her site or her LOL.

  4. Lainey lives in Toronto and once a few years back I was working at her house and since I knew who she was I introduced myself as faithful reader AND an Angelina fan. Her response was, who isn't? That's all, wish I had more but..... there to do a job. Her boyfriend seems like is nice guy, by the way.

  5. I forgot to add, that I too have been wondering why no news or mention of Angelina on Lainey's site. As this story was in its initial stages Lainey was talking about how in gossip circles this is like the Superbowl or the NFL draft or some similar big event people live for. I got the impression that she and her associates would be very busy for the next little while covering the story and uncovering any relevant information they could lay their hands on. So I am with you, why the on-going silence? It does seem like a blackout to me as well.

    1. I think when the news hit, a lot of the so called sources spoke out of turn, they had no idea about the plane incident.
      They went with the different lifestyles and discipline habits.
      The lawyers letters not only told certain sites that it wasn't Angie who was keeping the children from Brad, but also told the sources they didn't understand what was going on.
      I think there was definite spin to put Brad in a good light until the seriousness of the situation became clear.
      Because a publication says they are talking to a source connected to Angie or Brad, doesn't mean the source has permission to do so.
      I think there was a lot of scrambling when the news came out until people realised the seriousness of the plane incident.
      Also the other reason things have gone quiet is the media doesn't want to deal with the possibility that Brad(the nicest man in Hollywood!)is a rage monster in private.

    2. Hi Neil,
      What seems most likely to me is she has been promised some sort of scoop. Not a TMZ-level scoop but maybe some behind-the-scenes info. Something that makes it difficult for her to comment / speculate on recent public events because she has been given some non-public info.

    3. So, she stopped believing US? I rmb how much she bought all of US's lies about Angelina lol.

  6. Tmz went silent on 8th Oct and only resume on 20th Oct. And now Lainey is on silent mode on Brangelina.