HELPING THE NEEDY Jolie, Grubman (inset, left), and Torossian (inset, right)
Angelina Jolie goes on humanitarian missions to third world countries. She speaks out against global poverty when most actresses pontificate about metallic flats. She scoops up babes from squalid conditions worldwide, whisking them away to New Orleans to live in a glamorous version of One World. She's schtupping the hottest man alive. And yet, the tabloids have turned on her.
Last week, Brangelina took a walloping, thanks, most agree, to the couple's exclusive photo deals with People (for charity cash, natch). Denied access to pics of baby Pax, Star and Us Weekly both published scathing headlines, including accusations that Angie walked out on Brad and "uses her kids to manipulate the media." Star reported that Angelina uses four full-time nannies and has access to an exclusive, no-cameras-allowed day care on the Warner Bros. lot. Meanwhile, People smirks in the corner, ready to publish fresh pics of the Jolie/Pitt adoptees as they pile up (rumors have it the pair are currently hunting for a girl in Chad).
Can Angie continue micromanaging her own pap coverage, knowing that the tab thrashing will only increase with time? Or should she give in to the pressure and sell her family out—literally? When Radar is confronted with questions so pressing (and so entrenched in the smarmy world of gossip glossies) we can only turn to one crack team for answers: celebrity publicists. Angelina Jolie, you're in the PR/ER!