Press Not Free To Get Personal With Jolie

Actress Angelina Jolie attends the "A Mighty Heart" premiere after party at The Metropolitan Club June 13, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Although her new movie, "A Mighty Heart," deals partly with the power of journalism, it seems Angelina Jolie is trying to control the freedom of press during sit-down interviews.

As first reported by Fox News, reporters have been asked to sign a contract before interviews with Jolie scheduled for Friday in New York with a slew of media outlets.

The contract, obtained by The ShowBuzz, specifies that the interviewer may not ask Jolie any questions about her "personal relationships" and states that if the interviewer does ask personal questions, "Ms. Jolie will have the right to immediately terminate the interview and leave."

The contract says that the interview may only be used to promote "A Mighty Heart" and asks that it not be used "in a manner that is disparaging, demeaning or derogatory to Ms. Jolie."

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If the reporter should violate the contract, the tape of the interview will be confiscated and the actress will have the right to obtain an ex-parte temporary restraining order, the contract says.

"Ms. Jolie reserves all rights and remedies, at law and in equity, to enforce the provisions of this agreement," the contract's last line states.

This is not the first time reporters have been asked to sign a contract prior to an interview with the star. One reporter told The ShowBuzz that she was asked to sign a similar contract for the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" junket in 2005.

The media restrictions are a stark contrast to her openness with magazines in recent weeks. In the July issue of Marie Claire magazine Jolie said that she and Brad Pitt bond at bath time.

She said in last week's issue of Parade magazine that she and Pitt want to have more children and plan to take some time off in a few years so they can be home, travel, and "just live."

In Esquire's July issue Jolie said, "I have no animosity toward Hollywood or the demands of the red carpet, all that silliness, that's my job and I'm happy to have it."

At the premiere of "A Mighty Heart" last night in New York, Jolie talked briefly to reporters on the red carpet. According to "Access Hollywood" she said that she and Pitt keep their relationship alive by supporting each other on the road.

Ironically, Fox News reports that the premiere benefited the organization Reporters Without Borders.

The film, due in theaters June 22, is based on the search for Mariane Pearl's husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel, who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in 2002.