Exclusive Excerpt from Brangelina Book
Celebrity author Ian Halperin claims “Brangelina” is all about publicity.
Ian Halperin will have to go into hiding thanks to his new book, Brangelina: The Untold Story of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, in which he accuses Angelina Jolie’s philanthropic adviser Trevor Neilson of creating the power couple’s do-gooder image.
PopEater has gotten its hands on an excerpt from the book, and it isn’t pretty:
“[Trevor] Neilson is a genius,” another Hollywood philanthropy advisor gushed. “This is the same guy, remember, who turned Bill Gates from Scrooge to Albert Schweitzer. He practically created Brangelina. Pitt and Jolie may hate the term Brangelina when it’s used by the tabs to gossip about their lives,” she explained, “but it’s become a very, very powerful brand. It’s practically synonymous with goodness in the public’s mind.” She credits Neilson with intertwining the couple’s philanthropy with their acting careers, which she says is another example of his genius. “Their philanthropy is the source of their power,” she explained. “I can’t name another example of that phenomenon in my entire career, and I’ve been doing this since the eighties.”