Angelina’s bodyguard planning tell-all book

angelina_brad.jpgAccording to In Touch, Angelina Jolie‘s former bodyguard, Mickey Brett, is planning to write a tell-all book that will reveal intimate details about her life. “He knows everything about Angelina. It’s going to be one of the most explosive books ever written,” says a publishing insider. Brett headed up Brad Pitt and Jolie’s security team in Namibia during the birth of their daughter Shiloh. He’ll reportedly also clarify whether or not the couple began their relationship while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Jolie is reportedly seeking legal advice on whether she can have publication of the book blocked, but it seems that Brett was never asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

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  1. mandee • January 23, 2009 @ 1:11 PM

    this is ridiculous! if he did make a book, how could anyone be sure anything he said was actually true? im thinking since he is a FORMER bodyguard, he was probably fired, so he will probably just write a book full of lies to try to ruin the reputation of brad and angelina. i dont think anyone thats ever worked for any celebrity should think they have the right to do something like this. wheres your values? this is crazy.

  2. Jo-Anne. • January 23, 2009 @ 1:15 PM

    oh my God, I will have to get in line like right now, camp out, to purchase this…

    I agree, the book is “explosive” – I’d blow it up too

  3. moe • January 23, 2009 @ 4:35 PM

    I’ll buy it, and give it as Christmas presents

  4. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 4:52 PM

    Jo and Mandee, right on! This guy has no ethics whatsoever so why would we believe anything he says — or actually pay money for it? These people who exploit their connections with the rich and famous are brutal. Like the pond scum trying to make money off of Lady Di, or the Travoltas… sickening.

  5. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 4:53 PM

    I’m sorry… did I say something wrong?

  6. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 4:56 PM

    Did I say something wrong?

  7. Nancy • January 23, 2009 @ 5:38 PM

    Well, the way I see it, she has two choices:

    (1) Write him a letter asking him to please not tell lies about her because it is very hurtful, degrading and not the proper thing to do.

    (2) Punch the SOB right in the head!!!

  8. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 6:08 PM

    Okay, okay, Nancy, so the letter writing approach seems lame to you. I get it. I still think it’s a way of sitting down and getting control of your feelings so your words come out exactly as you intend them. And if a letter to the person concerned promises to be a waste of time, because the issue is just too extreme, maybe a phone call to your lawyer or local police station is needed. We’re a society built on rule of law, not “might makes right”.

    Lashing out in the heat of the moment, especially physically, is hardly the behaviour that any rational society promotes. I think I’ve noticed from one of your other postings that you’re a parent. Do you really want this kind of a world for your children, where opinions are enforced by whoever has the strongest fist? How much of a step is it to the biggest gang? The most powerful guns? Where does this end?

  9. Nancy • January 23, 2009 @ 6:41 PM

    Well Vicki, I never said that hitting IS the way to solve the problem. I said it is what will make change and that I don’t believe that writing a letter to someone who isn’t going to read it anyways will do that. We shouldn’t have to ask someone “Hey, do you think you can stop running around telling lies about me?” That will never solve anything! If enough people ‘stand up for the cause’ and for their rights and take action, then THAT is what will get recognized and changes will be made accordingly. Call your lawyer or the police, you say? Lawyers cost money. So now, we have someone running around lying about us and WE have to pay a lawyer for advice on how to make it stop…which we can’t stop it because there IS NO LAW AGAINST IT. The police can’t help you…they are just there to enforce the law and there IS NO LAW AGAINST IT. So, your choices are: Walk away and just “allow” it to happen which will just make it worse; write a letter, which will not get read anyways OR confront them, which usually escalates and someone gets charged with assault…BUT, the one where the law steps in is the one that gets recognition and hopefully will make change.

  10. Nancy • January 23, 2009 @ 6:50 PM

    Oh, and I would rather teach my kids to live in a world where they stand up for themselves instead of running to whine in a corner somewhere or having to sweet talk someone into not going around lying about them or to retract a lie they’ve already told. You said you are a teacher…you should know that actions speak louder than words. Your union doesn’t just sit back and write a letter to the government while all you teachers stay in the classroom and teach, day after day. The only way to get results is to take action! Which for your profession means shutting down the classrooms and going on strike…it’s the only way your voice gets heard.

  11. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 8:29 PM

    I totally agree with teaching your kids to stand up for themselves, and raised my own children (at home and in the classroom) the same way. We just differ on the nature of the recommended action.
    My firm rule was NEVER be the FIRST one to escalate from words to physical action. However, I also felt strongly that I didn’t want my kids to be victims, so I also told them to defend themselves if they were challenged — AND that I would back them up even if that happened at school (where zero tolerance has long been the rule and everyone, regardless of who started it, gets suspended for any kind of fighting).

    By the way, even though I’d definitely be in professional trouble for this, I promote the same “empower the victims” philosophy in my classroom. In other words, if one student picks on another, to the point where any physical contact is made (poking, prodding, tripping, whatever), I do not send the second student to the office for retaliating… even if the retaliation is a little worse. In my opinion, the kid who hit first has no excuse and, if he/she gets it back worse, that’s a natural and deserved consequence.
    My children grew up to be strong, confident leaders (who both have stood up several times for others being bullied) and my students are famously well behaved in my classrooms (even the ones who routinely have trouble elsewhere).
    So, Nancy, we don’t disagree on every aspect of this issue. It’s just that all-important point regarding throwing the FIRST punch…

  12. Vicki • January 23, 2009 @ 8:34 PM

    P.S. Where striking is concerned, you are totally right about my union. However, it happens that I am fervently opposed to this form of job action for teachers and, in fact, crossed the line when the illegal strike was held a few years back. I faced threatening anonymous phone calls and my daughter was spoken harshly to at school by her own teacher when schools opened again (“What did your mother think she was doing?”). My daughter was ten years old. I cried a lot of tears over that whole two weeks of hell, but it was all worth it when my son’s hockey coach shook my hand and my son wrote a poem in school about his hero — his mom.

  13. ke • January 23, 2009 @ 11:23 PM

    I hate bodyguards, they’re such snitches!

  14. Davide • January 24, 2009 @ 8:24 AM

    Vicki: you are looking for to this book. Majority of women like to hear about this stuff. At least, everyone will final know what Angelina Jolie did. Angelina is still a great actress.

  15. tributegirl • January 24, 2009 @ 11:25 AM

    Everyone WON’T finally know what Angelina did, because as pointed out before, there’s no way for any reader to know what is fact and what is fiction in this book. It’s like the butler that wrote the tell-all about Princess Di, it was probably mostly all lies but the so-called author is just looking for their 15 minutes of fame, and a lot of money. I think it’s sneaky and devious. And as far as writing a letter, well someone who would even consider writing a tell-all book like this isn’t going to care about some letter, it would be akin to writing a letter to the taliban asking them to please be nice.
    And as far as raising kids, my best friend was a teacher and she said I shouldn’t teach my kids to hit AT ALL, but my opinion, and my teachings to my children, was never hit first, but you sure can hit second. And if anyone gets in their face, they are not to back down unless they could really get hurt. Their safety is most important. I don’t think my friend liked the way I was teaching them that, but so far my kids haven’t had any problem at all, and I really don’t want them to learn to run and cry to teacher or mommy.

  16. sparklingwall • January 24, 2009 @ 2:35 PM

    Haha, I’d read it.

  17. Vicki • January 24, 2009 @ 5:01 PM

    Davide, I hope “the majority of women” know the difference between a legitimate biography and a sensationalized pack of lies trumped up by a weasel to make a quick buck. Judging from the comments above, I’d say it’s understood by the majority of visitors to this site.

  18. Vicki • January 24, 2009 @ 5:02 PM

    Tribute girl, we are on the exact same page where child rearing is concerned!

  19. tributegirl • January 24, 2009 @ 6:14 PM

    That’s cool, Vicki, my teacher friend was really upset with me when I said they can’t hit first, but they can hit second, she felt they should always go tell a teacher or parent or someone. I didn’t want my kids to be the kind of kids who always run to teacher whining about everything, I wanted them to learn how to take care of themselves, because teacher, Mommy, whoever, isn’t going to be there forever. It was the one and only thing she and I ever disagreed on, and I think if she had been fortunate enough to have the children she wanted she probably would have changed her tune. We had been best friends since we were five years old, and unfortunately we lost her almost 7 years ago to leukemia. But we were such great friends, she was my kids Godmother, so it was a great loss for all of us.

  20. Vicki • January 24, 2009 @ 7:06 PM

    I’m so sorry for the loss to your whole family, Tributegirl.
    You thought her opinion about hitting back might have been different had she been a mother. I often think the same thing about colleagues of mine that feel passionately that kids should never,ever hit even to defend themselves. When you have your own kids, you want first and foremost to protect them and that means empowering them to protect themselves. A sad fact of life seems to be that bullies are cowards who only pick on those that seem week. Kids who stand up for themselves usually don’t have to do that more than once — the bullies quickly move on to a victim who won’t fight back.
    Again, I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my best friend to brain cancer more than twelve years ago. It was a hideous waste of a beautiful life.

  21. tributegirl • January 24, 2009 @ 8:57 PM

    Thank you, Vicki, and I’m very sorry for your loss as well. It was a really hard thing to watch her go through, but we all had 9 1/2 months to prepare ourselves. I believe that everything in life holds a lesson, and one thing I learned from losing such a dear friend is that even when you do have a chance to say “goodbye”, you really don’t. We never said it, but we did say “I love you”. Goodbye just didn’t seem right. And yes, I do believe that if she had a child of her own, which she actually started trying for about a week before she was diagnosed, her opinion on dealing with bullying situations would have changed.
    Something good did come out of it though. All of her friends (and she had many, she was one of those people that everybody loved) wanted to do something for her but there really was nothing we could do other than just be there for her. So she had a request for us, and many of us, including me, gladly did as she asked. She asked us to join the Worldwide Unrelated Bone Marrow Donor list, through the Red Cross. Chances are I’ll never be called on, but whether I am or am not, I am very pleased that I did the one thing she asked. And if I ever do get called, I’ll donate my bone marrow in her memory.

  22. Vicki • January 24, 2009 @ 9:54 PM

    That’s an incredibly brave and selfless decision, Tributegirl. Your friend’s suffering has not been in vain when she inspired so many to make such a noble gesture.

  23. mandee • January 25, 2009 @ 3:58 AM

    so sorry for all of your losses 🙁 breaks my heart. i couldnt imagine losing one of my only two friends EVER.

  24. tributegirl • January 25, 2009 @ 2:42 PM

    Well, I believe that things happen for a reason, and in this case, maybe the reason is someday one of her friends will be called upon to donate, thus saving the life of someone else. I am a blood donor as well, and have signed an organ and tissue donor card, it’s a great thing to do, and I’d encourage everybody to do the same.

  25. Tara • January 26, 2009 @ 10:24 AM

    LOL, such drama about another celebrity book….sorry, but if you choose to be in a profession in the public eye whether you are a politician or actor, this is part of the deal. Children and teens model after public figures and yes, adults are curious about \who\ they really are. Part of human nature! Whether report are real or fabricated, that is part of the deal. (Good not to have enemies!) We, as adults, choose what we will read and won’t read and hopefully, are able to use critical thinking to shift through the \bulls–t\ in general. This goes on in average lives as well but, obviously, is not publicized. Part of the deal, part of the reason public figures are paid so much…if there was no interest – would we pay the ridiculous prices at the theatre?

  26. tributegirl • January 26, 2009 @ 5:22 PM

    Well Tara, I will choose to NOT read this book!
    And mandee, thanks for your comment, it is a really hard thing to go through, but unfortunately these things do happen, they are actually a part of life. When it happens, a person can choose to let it destroy them, or they can do what they can to learn from it and to move on. I’ve moved on, although she’s never too far from my thoughts, and due to my own personal faith, I believe that I will see her again someday, along with everyone else I’ve loved and lost, and that faith has really helped get me through a lot of bad things.
    And btw, I posted my last comment after you, but yours wasn’t showing when I posted mine. Not sure why, but I thought you should know that your comments don’t seem to be appearing on here right away. In fact, our comments were almost 11 hours apart.

  27. mandee • January 28, 2009 @ 12:13 AM

    yeah i have no idea why it wont post them earlier :S its weird. i completely understand what youre saying about living through it and learning and moving on, and im glad you managed to do that when it must have been such a very difficult time for you. it always breaks my heart when bad things happen to good people. i really hope i live a very long time before i have to experience it. i hope when i do, i can be as strong as you are.

  28. tributegirl • January 28, 2009 @ 4:57 PM

    It is a very hard thing to go through, and I hope it’s a very very long time before you have to deal with it, but your faith and beliefs can really help. Plus I have a great support system, my friends and family. When you do have to go through bad stuff, find the people you love and trust most, and lean on them, until you get back on your own feet. Because every one of us has to deal with this stuff at some point, so it’s nice to know who you can count on for support.

  29. Nancy • January 28, 2009 @ 6:12 PM

    You got that right! We all need to be held up at some point in our lives.

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