An article in today's Herald International Tribune alleges that in exchange for allowing photographs of the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie twins to appear exclusively in People magazine, Brad and Angelina received several million dollars and were guaranteed positive coverage for not just that issue, but for years into to the future.
Interesting allegation you say?
Unfortunately, the article relies on anonymous sources for the claim, includes a vigorous denial by a Time Inc spokesman, and goes on to say this:
While all celebrities seek to manipulate their public images to one degree or another, Jolie accomplishes it with a determination, a self-reliance and a degree of success that is particularly notable. The actress does not employ a publicist or an agent. The keys to her public image belong to her alone, although she does rely on her longtime manager, Geyer Kosinski, as a conduit.I keep checking to make sure that the paragraph isn't a quote from Angelina's publicist, but no, it really seems to be the article's writer talking.
*Previously: Newspaperman reminisces about spy for Scientology who worked at the paper.
*See a young Angelina Jolie in the movie "Hackers," on sale at Amazon.