Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Elaborate PR Moves Revealed

May 31, 2011 By:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Elaborate PR Moves Revealed

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, life partners for over half a decade, previously refused to marry until gay couples could also marry freely are now possibly reconsidering?

Brad casually remarked in an interview that he and Angelina might get hitched, “The kids ask about marriage. It's meaning more and more to them. So it's something we've got to look at."

Is it coincidence that Brad happened to make a small nugget of a suggestion that he might marry Angelina at the same time that his new film, “Tree of Life” opened to mixed reviews and even a few boos at the Cannes film festival?

Just sayin’, Brangelina dropping a bomb like marriage is better PR for Brad’s film than anything the studio could do. Fans of the duo are thinking, “Omigod, Brad and Angelina might get married? Brad Pitt is in some movie about a tree? I previously don’t pay attention to indie filmmaking, but I’m going to Google this “tree of life” film and find out what nearby artsy theater it’s playing at.” Done and done. And that’s how corporate synergy works for the social networking generation. Brad Pitt: 1, traditional marketing campaigns: 0.

Brad and Angelina are usually super secretive about their personal lives but if you pay attention, you will see that they are actually very strategic about when they choose to reveal intimate details to the press.

While promoting the first installment of “Kung Fu Panda,” Jack Black just happened to mention on The Today Show that co-star Angelina was expecting twins. Oh you don’t say? Twins eh? Also, when does your movie about that talking panda open in theaters?

You don’t fool us anymore, Brangelina and your savvy PR skills.

Other celebrities should take note and stop doing dumb stuff or revealing juicy gossip at boring intervals in their careers. Note to celebs: if you are going to get knocked up, get engaged, crash your car, drop your panties, or make out with your underage boyfriend on the beach, then make sure it aligns with your film opening, new album dropping, or TV show being cancelled.

January Jones announced she is pregnant months before her film “X Men: First Class” opens. Dumb. January, you should have kept that baby bump in some control top underwear for a few more weeks and made sure that the pregnancy announcement aligned with the X-men press junket.

Kim Kardashian, you got engaged in-between seasons of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians?” This is celebrity 101 y’all. Figure it out.

Brad and Angie, they usually annoy me, but today I applaud them for their strategic efforts to continue their influence over all of America.