IUC Exclusive: Angie collapses. Don’t believe the spin. Is Crystal Meth the cuplrit?
When Britain’s Now Magazine reported in this week’s issue that
Angelina Jolie collapsed on the set of her new film, Salt, three
weeks ago, Team Brangie were quick to blame the stress of her new
liquid diet, which has caused her to lose an alarming amount of
weight in recent weeks.
Liquid diet? A few years ago, when I was undercover for a book, I
drove through the Hollywood Hills with a well known L.A. drug dealer
as he made deliveries to his clients, including a couple of B-list
celebrities and a slew of film execs. As I drove with him, he
cautioned me never to believe whatever spin comes out following a
celebrity “collapse” or “health crisis.”
“You didn’t actually believe that Mary Kate Olsen was anorexic, did
you?” he asked me. “She was on meth. That’s the new diet drug around
here. If a celeb loses weight very fast, she either has cancer or is
doing meth. Take my word for it.” He then proceeded to list a slew of
other celebs on meth, including “every one of Rachel Zoe’s clients”
and a bunch of others. One name he happened to mention was hardly a
surprise because she was already a self-confessed junkie: Angelina
Jolie. I didn’t think much about it at the time. Meth seemed to be a
step up from her former drug of choice, heroin.
For curiosity sake, after the Now story appeared, I went back and
examined the stories surrounding Mary Kate Olsen’s last foray into
rehab, which her reps insisted was for an “eating disorder” but which
numerous media reported was actually drug-related.
Sure enough, it all began after she “collapsed” outside an L.A.
nightclub, complaining about the exact same symptoms Angelina was
reported to suffer on the Salt set, not to mention the time Angie
reportedly collapsed on a transatlantic airplane flight in February,
My Team Brangie sources have insisted to me for weeks that Angie is
back on drugs and estranged from Brad. The only mystery is whether
Brad has distanced himself from his skeletal babymomma because of her
relapses and resulting psychotic behavior or whether she has started
doing drugs again because Brad has signalled the end of their
relationship. My sources are contradictory, though they all agree
that Brad did not shag the nanny as some media have reported as the
source of their recent troubles.