Angelina Jolie is addicted to Angry Birds, but Jack Black can still beat her
This is a very amusing story in this week�s National Enquirer, who try to make a mini scandal out of what should be just a laughable anecdote. Supposedly Angelina Jolie is addicted to the number one game on iTunes like so many of us, Angry Birds. She�s been playing it nonstop during breaks on the set of Kung Fu Panda 2, and the crew is scared to play her because she�ll make them play until she beats them. She also is said to get so into the game that she�ll �scream and yell and make screechy bird sounds.� I hope she taunts her opponents with those smug �heh heh heh� grunts that the pigs make when you miss them. Those are my favorite even though you�re trying to blast those suckers.
Angelina Jolie is so obsessed with the video game �Angry Birds� that the cast and crew of �Kung Fu Panda 2? were terrified she�d peck them to death!
The 35 year-old star played the addictive game nonstop during breaks from doing voice work on the animated film, sources say, and her competitive drive wreaked havoc on the set.
�Angelina�s completely consumed with �Angry Birds.� If she had even 10 minutes of downtime, she�d challenge anyone to a quick game,� a set insider told The Enquirer.
�She�d get so into it that she�d scream and yell and make screechy bird sounds. The crew was scared to beat her because if they did, she�d demand a rematch.�
The �Angry Birds� vidieo game, in which players use a slingshot to launch birds at evil pigs - has taken Hollywood by storm�
On Angelina�s movie set, actor Jack Black� was the only person willing to challenge [her], said the source.
�The last thing anyone wanted to do was tick off the biggest movie star in the world, but Jack just ate up all the tension,� said the source. �He�d beat Angelina three out of four times and then razz everyone else because they wouldn�t play with her.�
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, April 4, 2011]
The people at the Enquirer need to actually play Angry Birds before they write pieces like this. There�s nothing shameful about wanting to smash those pigs. It�s a great game and I know plenty of other people that love to play like we do at my house. My kid even convinced me to buy him a plush toy of that puffy red bird, and it�s his favorite stuffed animal. It�s a great game and I bet Angie�s kids get into it too, with Maddox the reigning champion. You know that Maddox mops the floor with everyone else.
On another note - they�re still working on Kung Fu Panda 2? I thought that was coming out this summer. (Moms pay attention to these things.) I just checked and it has a release date of May 26 this year. No wonder they don�t want Angelina to get distracted during work time. They need to finish that movie already.
Oh in case you�re not familiar with Angry Birds - here�s a link to a video showing the game.
Photo of Angelina from 12/16/10. Photos of Angelina with Jack Black from Kung Fu Panda premiere at Cannes on 5/15/09.