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Stick-Thin Angelina Jolie’s Oscar Leg Flash ‘Shows A Deep Desire For Attention,’ Says Expert

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Feb. 29 2012, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

Angelina Jolie doesn’t normally have to fight for the spotlight, but her bizarre behavior at the Oscars that involved her flaunting her emaciated figure in a high-slitted gown is a cry for attention, an expert tells

“People often flaunt their bodies in need of attention,” psychotherapist Jessica Aronson, who has not treated the star, told in an exclusive interview. “Her dress, like many others such as Jennifer Lopez’s, was so exposing and in my clinical opinion a deeper desire for attention."

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If the The Tourist star, 36, was trying to say, “Look at me!” with her leg constantly flashing out of her Atelier Versace gown, then she certainly got her wish, but probably not with the reaction she was looking for.

“Angelina Jolie looked like a fool the way she posed,” Fashion Police host Joan Rivers exclusively told

“She took herself right out of that super star category because you now realize she stands in front of a mirror to figure out what she looks like.”

Aronson went on to explain why Jolie may feel over-shadowed. “I imagine with all her children, career and volunteer work she may be falling last on her list of priorities which often results in weight loss and body changes,” she told

“In addition, I wonder if she feels she has to keep up with Brad Pitt, who was up for an Oscar. There might be a level of competition which can often fuel changes in one’s body as a way to deal with unresolved feelings.”

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Jolie’s uncomfortable pose accentuated her shocking weight loss as her twig-like limbs were on full display for all to see, and nutritional expert Majid Ali (who has not treated the star) estimates the former 5’8” Oscar winner’s weight to be as low as 100 pounds.

If she wants to expand her family of six with a third pregnancy, Angie will have to gain at least 30 pounds to reach a healthy weight. “Being so skinny could result in no period and no period certainly would result in no pregnancy,” said Ali, who thinks her blatant flaunting of her thin figure could be “defiance or body dysmorphia,” he told



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