A little trash talking and competition between celebrity UN spokespersons is nothing new who could forget that regrettable 1976 gala podium hair-pulling incident between Shirley Temple Black and Audrey Hepburn? but when UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas recently took a swat at UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, he took things a step too far, dragging her innocent assortment of adopted orphans and their proud new dad into the ugliness:
Jen [Aniston] might be happy to know that she is no victim in the eyes of Michael Douglas. Surprisingly, Douglas, the United Nations Messenger of Peace, sounds off in the April issue of GQ, saying:
I don t know about Brad Pitt, leaving that beautiful wife to go hold orphans for Angelina. I mean, how long is that going to last?
While it probably wasn't his place to say it, we'd grudgingly admit that Douglas may have a point: An unpleasant aftertaste of photo-op vanity does tend to linger around the entire Team Jolie proceedings. Better Angelina should have taken a page from Douglas' own book, and married a fading actor twice her age (hey is Pacino still single?), then bear the old man a couple real kids with which the happy family can all share a what's-left-of-a-lifetime's-worth of wheelchair-access-enabled Disneyland memories.
- AH: Aniston tired of being a victim [MSNBC.com/Access Hollywood]