Morning Buzz! Vanity Fair Speaks Out on the Angelina Jolie Controversy + More
Vanity Fair responds to the Angelina Jolie controversy and Chris Harrison shares details on how BIP will handle the season four scandal in this morning’s top news stories. Check out those and more below in the Morning Buzz.
The magazine is standing behind its account of the casting “games” for Jolie’s Cambodian-set First They Killed My Father, after she claimed the magazine’s story was “false and upsetting.” In an article about her comments, the magazine wrote: “V.F. reviewed the transcript and audiotape of Peretz’s interview with Jolie for the story. After reviewing the audiotape, V.F. stands by Peretz’s story as published.” Included in their statement is a written transcription of the portion of the interview from which the anecdote was taken. Read it for yourself in full right over here. (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
<em>Bachelor in Paradise</em>
Host Chris Harrison told EW that the scandal that saw production on the show shut down for a short period will be addressed as soon as the new season starts on August 14. “You’re going to see more than enough to show you what was happening that led up to the shutdown, within certain taste and values of what we can show on network TV,” Harrison said. He explained that a lot of footage, including dates and people falling in love, had already been filmed in the lead-up to the incident and that it would not be fair to the entire story of the season to simply cut it out and start fresh when the show resumed filming. “I think people have this preconceived notion of what it was like and what was going on and really the only way to prove anything or show you anything is to all watch it and you can judge for yourself.” The show will not air footage of the incident that prompted the allegations, however. (h/t EW; photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
character — who we’re slowly getting more season two details on — is an audience favorite on the show, and the actor is well aware of his sex-symbol status. But he wants to be very clear about fantasy vs. real life. “People are like, ‘Man, I wish my husband were more like Jack.’ ‘Man, I wish my boyfriend would do the things that Jack would do,'” he told ET. “I’m like, ‘Jack’s not real. The dude standing in front of you is real and he’s probably sitting down watching the show with you, so therefore, give your dude some love.’” (h/t ET; photo via Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)