Thursday, April 18, 2024

Today Show Double Standard: Lets Angelina Jolie Off Hook on Hacking After Booting Amy Adams


Al Roker just interviewed Angelina Jolie about Unbroken, an NBC Universal movie. At the end he said “We asked her about the Sony hacking scandal including emails between Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin about her, and she politely declined to answer.”

Really? Two weeks ago the Today show cancelled their interview with Amy Adams, after she’d arrived for a live spot, when she said she wasn’t comfortable talking about the scandal.

Of course, Amy’s movie wasn’t from Universal, the parent company of NBC.

Whoops! Double standard?

Also, Angelina’s interview, you know, was taped and edited. She didn’t have to get up at some ungodly hour to promote her film, “Big Eyes.”

Let’s not forget, Angelina was actually part of the emails that were hacked. Amy Adams had nothing at all to do with them. So it was actually more pertinent to get Jolie’s take.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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