All we know or care about Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie engagement
Love is interesting: So let's talk carats, kids, and ceremony in the Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie engagement.
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For that small minority of Americans unaware of the love triangle from which this new union will be formed, suffice to say that Team Edward and Team Jacob, have nothing on the original Team (Jennifer) Aniston versus Team Jolie rivalry. Friendships were tested by this all-important social issue. Linked since their co-starring turn in the 2005 action romcom “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” there was no small outcry when it was announced Brad was divorcing one of America’s favorite sweethearts.Skip to next paragraph
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Although the outrage has generally faded, Jennifer seems to have won that publicity battle due in no small part to the overwhelming popularity of her Friends alter ego Rachel, her unflappable, honey-hued, girl next door hair, and because in her earlier years Angelina wore a vial of a second husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck. But Aniston, currently linked romantically to the dangerously dashing Justin Theroux, is reportedly happy for her former husband, according to Hollywood Life. Here’s hoping the news doesn’t result in another spate of “poor Jen,” magazine covers, since it is fairly clear at this point that she is anything but.
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There are still so many questions left to be answered, of course. What will the dress look like, and who will design it? How long will the slit be this time? Will Brad wear a tux? Will Angelina wear her hair up? Who will make the guest list? Who will take the pictures, and for how many millions will they then be sold? The list goes on, clearly.
One thing’s for sure, the hype is already beginning, with the media blitz setting its sights on hyperbole of epic proportions. Stephen Galloway, executive editor of features at The Hollywood Reporter, is already making the (rather obvious) parallel between the American stars and the royal wedding last year. “This is really a state wedding,” Mr. Galloway said in an Associated Press story. “This is America’s equivalent to Prince William and Kate Middleton.”