Angelina Jolie Doesn’t Know ‘American Idol’, Kanye or Gaga

Published by Clay Cane on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm.

I know Angelina Jolie is the movie star of the highest caliber and probably sleeps on a levitated mattress made out of organic fibers — but how can you not  be familiar with Kanye West, Lady Gaga or American Idol? I know grandparents who are aware of at least one of three!

Jolie, only 35, and just two years older than Kanye West (so this isn’t generational), recently did an interview with Josh Horowitz at MTV News. When asked who she preferred more, Kanye or Gaga, Jolie looked dazed and replied, “Ask my kids.”

After being asked which she favored, American Idol or X Factor, she laughed, “I’m not really familiar with both. I would assume X Factor? But I’m not sure what I’m saying!” Even when Horowitz probed her on the possibility of her playing Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, she heard nothing about it and thought it had been done before. Horowitz reminded her of Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns and Halle Berry in 2004’s Catwoman, but Nolan’s film is a new take on the Batman franchise.

I get that Jolie has more money and fame than anyone on the planet, but how can someone be so unplugged from American pop culture?  I remember when I interviewed Denzel Washington years ago, he said he had Keyshia Cole’s CD in heavy rotation.  I know Angie is trying to save the world but does she listen to music perfectly crafted for her eardrums?  Does she only watch films with her and Brad Pitt in it?  Has she ever heard of the name Nene Leakes?  Does she know what “Man down!” means?

I miss the old Angelina, the one who played in movies like Gia and Girl, Interrupted.  Foul-mouthed and making out with Billy Bob Thornton – those were the days…

Hopefully, Kanye can save the day and send the Jolie family a box set of all his music, transcripts of his Tweets and a mash-up of his Matt Lauer Vs. George Bush vs. Taylor Swift drama.

Angelina Jolie’s new film, The Tourist, which also stars Johnny Depp, opens in theaters today.

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