Angelina Jolie has long bartered her fame to flog not just her pictures but also her charitable concerns.
Anderson Cooper’s willingness to go all out on the refugee issue has given the CNN anchor one of the most coveted exclusives of the year.
CNN landed Jolie’s first postpartum interview, an unedited hour of conversation the net is turning into two hours of programming Tuesday night, pegged to World Refugees Day.
While Jolie is not tubthumping any particular pics, she’s said to be circling a starring role opposite Rosario Dawson in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel to “Sin City,” after the helmer wraps “Grind House,” his collaboration with Quentin Tarantino.
Word that CNN landed Jolie sparked speculation that the interview was linked to Time Warner corporate sibling People magazine’s $4 million purchase of Brangelina’s baby photos.
But “Anderson Cooper 360” exec producer David Doss said People had no connection to the “get,” which came with few strings — just that Cooper “keep the conversation about Brad (Pitt), baby and Namibia to a minimum.”
Nevertheless, in the interview Jolie tells Cooper that she and Pitt plan to adopt again and that she gives one-third of her salary — “I have a stupid income for what I do” — to the refugee cause.
Jolie told Cooper she also hopes to use the paparazzi for good, perhaps by making it easier for photogs to follow her to Darfur and other war-torn locales.