Angelina Jolie has put her foot down.
The A-list actress and her soon-to-be husband Brad Pitt are reportedly refusing to give anymore interviews to the "Today" show unless ousted host Ann Curry is the interviewer, according to RadarOnline.
Angelina, who is said to have much respect for Curry, immediately reached out to the veteran journalist after she was fired from her long-time hosting gig on the "Today" show.
"Angelina reached out to Ann Curry after she was fired from her gig on the Today show and was very clear, if ANY news program from NBC wants an interview with her, or Brad, Ann will be the only one to do it," a source close to the situation revealed.
"Angelina has tremendous respect for Ann because of the work she has done on bringing awareness to Darfur. Ann has developed a professional relationship with Angelina and Brad, and they trust her implicitly because of her integrity. Their working relationship has developed into a friendship, and it meant the world to Ann that Angelina had reached out to her. Angelina made it clear to Ann that no one from the current TODAY show cast would get an interview with Angelina or Brad, and with rumors of an upcoming wedding for the couple, NBC will lose any interviews with the actors in the future if Ann isn't allowed to do it," said an insider.
"Angelina doesn't have a publicist, she never has, and she hand picks who she does press with. Angie doesn't like how Ann has been treated by NBC. Yes, she is a very busy mom of six, and her work as an actress and activist, but she has been very aware of what is going on with her friend. Angelina told Brad he should let Ann interview him for all of his work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and Brad feels the same way about Ann that Angie does," the insider continued.
Matt Lauer, who is said to be the main reason Curry was let go from NBC, is reportedly hated by several of the "Today" show producers.
"There are several producers that have been with the TODAY show for a very long time, over ten years, and Matt Lauer is now hated by them because they feel that he is responsible for Ann Curry's being fired. Ann was tremendously popular with the producers, cameramen, and other staffers of the show because she truly is a team player. Ann was all about the news, and breaking stories, just a true pro," an exclusive source told RadarOnline.
It was with Curry that Jolie revealed her pain over the loss of her beloved mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who succumbed to cancer in 2007 -- after battling the disease for seven-and-a-half years.
"No, no. It's all right. It's all right." She told Curry, fighting back tears after she mentioned the passing of her mother. "You know, it's a part of life. So I'm at a strange place I suppose in my life. I think that what happens when you lose a parent, where you lose-you drop into a different kind of serious."
Although Bertrand never got the chance to meet twins Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline - who was named in her honor, she did see granddaughter Shiloh's grand entrance into the world. "My heart is overflowing with joy with the new arrival of Brad and Angelina's third child. Maddox, Zahara and Shiloh are deeply loved children. They have very kind and caring parents who love and support each other in every way." She told People magazine.
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