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Cranky Beauty Pants: Angelina, was that a leg pose-off against this NOT-Jen ex?

Cranky Beauty Pants turns her sharp eye to Angelina's leg and the source of its signature move.
Angelina Jolie Oscars Leg

It was the side lunge seen around the world, and it generated memes and speculation about what Angelina Jolie could have been thinking. Conspiracy theories abound - it was a bet; she wanted to distract from her too-thin arms. So many possibilities. But there's one possibility no one is talking about.

You see, when we talk about Brad and Angie as a couple, we always talk about Brad's ex Jennifer Aniston. There are heaps of comparisons on Google Images of Jen's 2010 Golden Globes look with her own thigh-high slit on a black one-strap gown.

But I refuse to believe that Angelina Jolie cares about Jennifer Aniston. After all, Gwyneth Paltrow famously referred to her as "that TV girl." Which brings us to Gwyneth. Remember when she and Brad were a thing?


Sure, it's ancient history but do you think that Angelina teases Brad about his past with Paltrow? I mean, look at him and look at her in this photo. It only looks like one of them showered before going to the Oscars. Maybe Gwyneth used all the hot water.

But I digress. Have you seen the March 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar?


That's right. It's all about Gwynnie and a full redesign of the book to use their iconic font more often or some damn thing. At any rate, check out these photos:


Is it me or is there something familiar about the poses? This issue would have hit newsstands mid-February. Before the Academy Awards and the side lunge.

Was Angie taking the piss out of Gwyneth? ’Cause if she was, I kinda love it.