It was Diagnosis: Scandal today as Drew Pinsky issued an apology for comments he made about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s relationship being a “really volatile situation.” According the good doctor, Angelina’s former drug problems are likely still an issue in their lives. “So we’ve got one person who’s a heroin addict. Which is a chronic lifelong condition, period.” Combine that with Brad’s “demeaning attitude towards other people’s emotions,” and Dr. Drew foresaw a heap of problems, “which is only going to serve to make a more nuclear eruption. There will be some sort of meltdown that will be phenomenal when it does happen.” Wow, this actually makes Angie and Brad seem about a hundred times more exciting than their boring old happy-parent selves. Go on and ride this tawdry wave as long as you can, Brangelina!
Today, however, Dr. Drew out to make amends, is saying his informal comments where not meant to be taken as any kind of diagnosis, since he made them “Literally as though one was speculating, just going through an exercise of speculation and not some sort of analysis that was supposed to be factual or for public discourse.” We understand Drew. Lord knows we’ve said things ten times worse about Brad and Angie; people just don’t care as much because we don’t have a medical degree, a reality show and a radio program…yet.