If Anyone’s Gonna Analyze The Rob/Kristen Situation, It’s Showmance Expert Angelina Jolie
The latest celebrity has weighed in on the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson cheating scandal—and part of me is surprised that it took Angelina Jolie this long to comment. You know, considering that her and Brad Pitt‘s love affair happened on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, she's the expert on showmances and negative backlash from fans.
And since Brad and Angie are also the standard for successful on-set romances, it stands to reason that she could sniff out the real thing from the fake. She recently published a list of tweets about how to conduct yourself on social media and sneaked in a reference to the Robsten drama. Let's look at her third commandment, on publicist-mandated fauxmances:
3. You can definitely stay almost unrecognized on social networks, unless media or someone else “famous” mentions you.
3a. Why people tend to believe media over own judgement, is beyond me? Don't be a blind follower! Never…
3b. Do you know that more than 90% of the stories about celebrities are either made up by some magazine, or are a pr stunt.
3c. You play along when younger but end up realizing it's a bad idea. Studios gain, but you don't. (Kristen – Robert thing : classic)
3d. To all those fiction writers in media – know your boundaries – stay away from children.
Yep, it seems like Angie shares our opinion! That not only is the “cheating scandal” a huge PR stunt, but their relationship has been fake from the beginning. Now, I know a lot of Robsten supporters want to believe that Kristen fooling around with Rupert Sanders was just a rough patch, but this is the first time I've seen a celebrity really make the argument that the whole thing was orchestrated. So far it's been celebrities mocking the fandom, like Will Ferrell and Bruce Willis playing Twihards, but I'd be fascinated to hear more of this insider opinion.
The only problem here is that we don't know how much we can actually believe this Twitter account. While @JolieProject is verified and has nearly 165,000 followers, iMediaEthics claims that it's a fake account, after “Angelina” criticized the Croatian handball coach during the Olympics. Because Brad and Angie are notoriously low-key about releasing official quotes, we may never know if she actually typed out that tweet. (Also, I'd like to think she knows the difference between “your” and “you're.”)
You know whose wise counsel we really need here? Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum.
[via Celeb Dirty Laundry]