The name Angelina Jolie is one that attracts media attention and proof of this is circulating throughout the Internet after a disclosure of an encounter with her by the former host of Access Hollywood and Entertainment tonight, Pat O'Brien.
The longtime television host is promoting his new memoir "I'll Be Right Back After This" and as an entertainment personality he had many encounters with celebrities but there is one he claimed stood out from all the others. He recounts a time when he was in the elevator of the posh Beverly Hills hotel "L'Ermitage" and she entered the same elevator and reportedly said that she was looking for a man that she knew whom she wanted to hook up with.
At the time she had just become divorced from Billy Bob Thornton and she reportedly revealed to Pat O'Brien that she was really horny. Pat O'Brien, who knew Angelina quite well as he had interviewed her numerous other times replied that "she had his number", a comment that brought laughter from both of them.
The actress, who later in 2014 and 2015 will be on the red carpet to help promote her highly anticipated movie "Unbroken" of which she is the director, is likely very accustomed to actors and other entertainment colleagues using her name to bring attention to their projects but it does show the impact of her name.
She and Billy Bob Thornton divorced in 2003 and she has gone on with her life and yet a comment she made over a decade ago in an elevator has become one of the most popular stories on the Internet.
That is an example of a 'name' being able to generate media interest and is why some celebrities have no problem using the name of Angelina Jolie to bring attention to their projects.