Friday, February 16, 2018

Random Fuzzy

These are the first new quotes they've given to People after the two brief quotes in late December. People has since been much more careful about the sources they quote.  When their authorized reps declined to comment on Judge Ouderkirk and Brad's fender bender, unlike in the past, the magazine refrained from turning to vague and dubious "industry" sources. This source is specifically identified as "a source with knowledge of Pitt and Aniston’s current relationship" -- just as the sources of the previous two quotes were identified as "a source close to the situation" and "a Jolie source." The precise attribution establishes the sources' qualifications to offer legitimate insight.

The actual quotes from the source are emphatic in wanting to douse speculation -- “They’re not stupid", "Forget it" -- but People toned down the message in its headline to "seems unlikely."  Like the rest of the tabloid world they were hesitant to let go of the golden goose of gossip and lose the clicks from disappointed fans.  It is for this reason that People would have been certain to double check that these are authorized, authentic and accurate quotes before running the story. The quotes were also presented intact, as whole sentences, so there can be no mistaking their intended meaning.

Although not specifically identified as such, there are more than enough strong hints to establish that this source is speaking for Brad.  They don't have publicists so this is may be Cynthia Pett-Dante.

They broke up, and they did it because they had serious issues. They’re not stupid. They remember why it didn’t work.

-- This is as definitive a statement as Brad has ever made that he had serious problems with Aniston, that their marriage was already on the rocks, and that Angelina did not figure in their breakup.  Aniston had directed her resentment and animosity towards Angelina rather than towards Brad, and never indicated that she saw things this way. 

They’re not stupid. They remember why it didn’t work.

-- Brad was never so stupid as to have had any second thoughts about leaving Aniston.  But Aniston is stupid because she does not remember that the marriage didn't work and instead chose to blame Angelina. This is a stinging, blunt and brutal public slap.  Brad is showing his anger and disgust with Aniston's stupidity which had ignited and stoked the tabloid stories.  He has taken the gloves off to defend Angelina and issued a warning to Aniston that she will end up badly bruised if this persists. 

--  The timely release of these quotes shows Brad wants to act decisively and preemptively.  It seems to have had the desired effect as things have quieted down, showing that if all parties want to put the speculation to rest, it can be quickly put to rest. 

"They have become totally different people than who they once were when they were together"

-- This is obviously true for the reformed father of six but less so with Aniston whose haunts and habits appear largely unchanged.

The quotes paint a determinedly cool and distant picture and avoided even labeling them as friendly -- They haven’t seen each other in ages. They aren’t in regular contact."   The marriage was a mistake because they were incompatible -- "they had serious issues, it didn’t work" and they were not together very long -- “They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together.”  The war waged by Aniston and her camp against Angelina cannot easily be forgotten -- "each of them having their own assorted battle scars"  --  especially by Brad who told GQ he can be an asshole in a quest for justice for some perceived slight and can drill on that for days and years.

In citing “six kids on his side" as one of the reasons why a new relationship is "not going to happen" the source is saying that this father of six can only ever have a relationship with the mother of his children.  Brad is stating that he cannot be in a relationship with anyone other than Angelina. This is Brad's reply to the dating stories.

-- Fussy

Jodi Guglielmi
February 16, 2018 12:50 PM
“They haven’t seen each other in ages,” says a source with knowledge of Pitt and Aniston’s current relationship. “For well over a decade now they have lived totally separate lives and so not surprisingly, they have become totally different people than who they once were when they were together.”
Pitt, 54, and Aniston, 49, divorced in 2005 after five years of marriage.
“They broke up, and they did it because they had serious issues,” says the source. “They’re not stupid. They remember why it didn’t work.”
“They’ve been over each other for longer than they were ever together,” says the source. “It is such ancient history.”
Now you add six kids on his side and each of them having their own assorted battle scars into the mix?” adds the source. “Forget it. It’s not going to happen.”
“They aren’t in regular contact, beyond an occasional text back and forth to wish each other the best when there’s been a new project or big event,” adds the source.

Aniston and Theroux announced the end of their two-year marriage and nearly seven-year relationship in a joint on Thursday.
“In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation. This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year,” read the statement. “We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”
“Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another. ”

Jennifer Aniston has denied speculation that she has turned to former husband Brad Pitt for support following her split from Justin Theroux. The Friends star has been surrounded by rumours that she and her ex-husband could reconcile now that they are both single again, but her publicist described the reports as a "complete fabrication".

The 49-year-old announced that she and her husband of two years had parted ways on Thursday, and urged fans not to believe any further stories about their split unless it came from her or Justin directly. "Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else's fictional narrative," the statement released by Jennifer's publicist read.

Being around Angelina Jolie is “a little bit” like being in the circus, according to her “A Mighty Heart” co-star Dan Futterman. He “felt bad” for the Oscar-winning actress.
“(Jolie is) a very smart, capable woman who I think is just afflicted by the kind of crowds that she attracts,” he told us at the Paris Theatre premiere of “The Looming Tower.” Futterman played opposite Jolie in the 2007 movie about decapitated journalist Daniel Pearl. Even in India, he recalled Jolie being a superstar who couldn’t walk the streets.
“At the time me and Angie would pile into a van in Bombay and we would go into a street corner and shoot a scene and slowly people would realize what was going on and try to crowd in and we'd drive somewhere else,” he said. “It's too bad.”

“I think it's an affliction for someone like that,” Futterman said about the pressure Jolie deals with every day.

“She's so smart and good at what she does yet she can't be like a normal person,” he said. “I felt bad for her. It's weird.”
The 50-year-old actor, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his writing work on the 2005 film “Capote,” also got to work with superstar Jennifer Lopez in 2002’s “Enough.”

A Bonneville that used to belong to Hollywood star Brad Pitt will be put under the hammer at the Coy’s auction at this weekend’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.
The 2009 Triumph Bonneville Bud Edkins Desert Scrambler Special beloged to Pitt and will go up for sale at auction this Saturday 17th Feburary as international auctioneers Coys return for their third year at the show.
The machine was built by Brad Holstein on behalf of Triumph and given to Brad Pitt as a gift reportedly from the Ocean’s Elven producer Jerry Weintraub with the petrol cap engraved with his birthday message. In good, all-round condition, the bike retains its registration plates and is estimated at £20,000-£30,000.

There was a rumor dropped earlier in the week courtesy of Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman, claiming Sony was having second thoughts about their plans to finance and distribute Quinten Tarantino’s newest movie. Tarantino has made every prior film since Pulp Fiction with Harvey Weinstein, but that isn’t an option anymore for obvious reasons. The rest of Hollywood placed their bids and Sony won out. But recent controversies concerning both the director and his intended subject matter may make the movie an even riskier bet than it was on its face.

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