Michael Douglas denies comment about Brad and Angelina

04/11/2006 at 11:42 AM ET

by auditioning CBB contributor Kristin

In the April issue of GQ, Michael Douglas was quoted as 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?" Daily Record News reported that a source close to Pitt commented on Michael’s supposed remarks. The source said, "Brad is livid. He feels it is nobody else’s business and is particularly angry as Angelina is heavily pregnant. And for Douglas to then make fun of Angelina’s two children is beneath contempt."

Michael wrote an apology to the Jolie/Pitt family, even though he denies the quote. He told EXTRA, "I consider him a good friend." Douglas says, “and she does wonderful work for the United Nations, which is what I’m also involved in…There’s just a lot of pressure on the print media and they get to kind of exploitative quotes to try to attract people for their circulation, so it was unfortunate."

No word on what Brad and Angelina thought of the apologetic letter.

Source: EXTRA and Daily Record News


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joy on

I’m sorry but I don’t believe GQ would risk being taking to court for misquoting Mr. Douglas and besides if you were misquoted or didn’t say this at all why wait until now to come out and say it? why not take action sooner. I’d be really pissed and I saw that he seemed pretty calm. I think he is just trying to save his ass. Not that he’s entitled to an opinion on the subject matter just keep it to yourself and out of a highly publicized magazine.

Carol Alaniz on

I think Michael Douglas is right. It’s sad that society has become so PC that we can’t ignore someone’s opinion if we don’t like it. One party gets mad, the other has to apologize or else. I say get over it Brad and Angie. Why do care what anyone else thinks? You’ve done what you’ve wanted.

isabella10 on

I completely agree with Michael Douglas and wish he’s just stand by his comments! I have absolutely no respect for either Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt—what they did was wrong!

isabella10 on

that’d be “he’d” and not “he’s”

Elle-Emily on

I certainly hope MD didn’t actaully say those things, insulting someone’s children is a low, low blow… and considering his circumstances it would surprise me if he did. I mean, he left his wife (of 25 years) for Catherine Zeta Jones (though admittedly she didn’t have an ‘orphans.’)

Christine on

If Michael DOuglas said what he said, then I think I would have to lose all respect I ever had for him. IA with Elle-Emily, who is he to talk (leaving his wife, getting CZJ prego and then marries her. I have a lot of respect for Brad and Angelina. Again, we all don’t know what really went with the whole Brad/Angelina/Jen ordeal, we only hear what the tabloids and the internet say, half of which is the truth. Everyone always seems to side with Jen, probably because of Angelina’s rep. But look at all the good Brad and Angelina are doing with the United NAtions.. how can anyone not respect that. , and I don’t think anyone can deny the fact that Angelina is a wonderful mother.

sorry for the long post, i haven’t been able to post for about 6 months lol

joy on

okay not that I am a fan of the whole Brandgelina thing but how do we know what they did was “wrong” Brad and Jen filed for divorce and he went and moved on. Yeah I don’t agree at all w/ the situation for I feel it was kinda like a stab at Jen but at the same time they are human beings and deserve a little bit of respect. Michael Douglas is certainly entitled to say as he pleases but why was the subject matter even brought up in the first place? I would of simply said, “no comment”. That answers it all right there. Michael Douglas knows he said it and should just admit yeah I said it and what you going to do about it now? But at the same time shouldn’t he just mind his own business and worry about his own family?

Christine on

IA Joy. If he did say all of this, which he probably did, why would GQ, a respectable magazine say otherwise, he also took shots at Julia Roberts and Renee Zelweger. Who knows what he was thinking, but clearly he wasn’t thinking straight. lol

gargoylegurl on

According to the reporter that conducted the interview with Michael Douglas, they spent many hours together over a period of 4 months. They had some “interview” sessions at hotel bars and such. The reporter is standing 100% behind her story, and I totally believe her. I would guess that Michael had a few drinks, loosened up and then out came all the comments about other celebs and their failed marriages.
Who is he to judge? Wasn’t it only a few years ago that he was being treated for sex addiction, and he himself has a failed marriage behind him. I think he’s comments are completely unfair and if I were Brad, Angie, Renee, or Julia – I would be pissed!

Also, what’s to say that his marriage with Catherine is going to last. Yes, 6 years by Hollywood standards is quite long, but maybe Catherine will end up kicking him to the curb…Then Brad and Angelina can have the last laugh! lol 8)

joy on

^ agree. I am not that big on any celeb but nobody in my opinion has the right to bash anyone when they have a “past”.

kyoto-chan on

isabelle10 – It doesn’t matter what Angelina and Brad did or didn’t do…taking it out on innocent children is wrong. You don’t insult someone’s dedication to their kids and to their causes just because they might have made a few mistakes in their lives. Perhaps Brad and Angelina did do something wrong, perhaps they didn’t. Brad and Jennifer’s marriage was already over. It’s not MD’s business what took place and it’s not the public’s business. What MD is saying is that Brad would have been better off staying with his wife than being dedicated to his cause, and being dedicated to HIS children. How commendable. I can’t believe he referred to them as “orphans.” What he said simply wasn’t excusable.