Does Angelina Jolie have some splainin' to do? It seems the Salt star created a gushing--er--loving tribute to her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton when she wrote the introduction to his new memoir. Billy Bob was pleased, but it made Brad Pitt mad as hell. Oops.
Poor Angie. She probably had no idea the chaos she would cause by doing something as innocent as agreeing to write the foreword of her ex-husband, Billy Bob Thornton's eagerly awaited memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. Of course, it wasn't so much the fact that she wrote the introduction to Thornton's book that upset Brad. It was what she said.
"She praises him for giving her the confidence to succeed in her career and in her personal life," revealed an inside source. "Her words are lovely. She truly speaks from the heart. It's obvious that she still feels passionate about him. "
Passionate, eh? Not good, considering the fact that La Jolie is now, in everything but name, the "wife" of Moneyball star, Brad Pitt with whom she parents 6 children.
"Brad is still upset with Billy Bob and feels totally betrayed that Angelina contributed to his book," a friend confessed. "He knows what she's doing isn't right."
Of course, Angie's exact words in the foreword to Billy Bob's book remain unknown. No doubt, the world will have to wait until it hits the bookstores to find out what all the fuss is about. Til then, Brad will simply have to fume and seethe. He's already in a bad mood which is likely to get worse. Especially when Angie's friends tattle tales in interviews about how Angie and Billy Bob "still have so much love for each other [and how] They'll always be close." Yikes. Better start 'splainin', Angie.
Seriously, hopefully this story is just a silly rumor. So what if Angelina Jolie wrote a nice foreword to Billy Bob Thornton's book? What should she have said? That he's a jerk and she hates his guts? As if! She's a professional, and she was behaving professionally in writing a positive appraisal of Thornton's life and career. There was probably nothing more to it. As for Mr. Pitt, if he's so insecure that he flies into a rage over some polite words on a page, then he also has some 'splainin' to do--to his therapist.
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.