Andrew Morton dishes on his unauthorized Angelina Jolie biography

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Andrew Morton, a sort of male version of Kitty Kelley when it comes to unauthorized celebrity biographies, is doing the rather abbreviated publicity rounds with his new Angelina Jolie tell-all -- abbreviated because, as he told ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday, ‘Brad and Angelina are the uncrowned king and queen of Hollywood,’ and many networks and entertainment shows are ‘ignoring it because they’re being courteous.’

Now, few have accused the Ministry of being courteous, though we did recently refer to Jolie and Brad Pitt as Hollywood royalty. So here goes.

Morton takes a psychological approach to his take on the actress, hanging blame for much of her alleged scandalous behavior on Angelina’s early abandonment, real or perceived, by mom Marcheline Bertrand and dad Jon Voight.

Of course, the Jolie-Pitt-Jennifer Aniston triangle is of interest -- and Morton alleges Angie used her son Maddox as bait to lure Pitt. However, he said Monday, although Jolie may ...

... have targeted ‘great caregiver’ Pitt before even meeting him, ‘the friends of Angelina, in fairness to her, have all said to me it’s Brad who made the running in that relationship.’
Jolie is, Morton said, ‘so disenchanted with men ... she makes men almost compromise themselves to cheat on their girlfriends or cheat on their wives just in order to be with her, so that enables her psychologically then to reject them.


‘The only man that’s never rejected her is Maddox.’

Also on the table: cutting, flings with high-profile Hollywood names and the book’s legion of unnamed sources.

‘There are more sources in this book than Heinz [ketchup]. This book is people that have known her for 30 years -- her surrogate father, her drug dealer.”

Morton’s previous unauthorized biography subjects include Tom Cruise, Madonna and David and Victoria Beckham. Also among his works: ‘Diana: In Her Own Words,’ which Morton said after Princess Diana‘s death had in fact been sourced and edited by its subject, and ‘Monica’s Story,’ a tell-all in which Monica Lewinsky did the telling.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

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