French Protect Brangelina With Trickery

Residents feed reporters lies in paparazzi game
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2008 11:50 AM CDT
French Protect Brangelina With Trickery
The Miraval property in Correns that actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reportedly purchased for $60 million.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cirronneau, File)

As the quiet French town where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have relocated has transformed into a paparazzi feeding frenzy, villagers are supplying the bait. Bemused by the hoopla, the mischievous Correns natives are feeding the media bogus stories—or so they tell Reuters—with a prize for anyone whose scoop makes it into print.

"They came here to find some peace, and instead there are paparazzi at the gate day and night. It's really unbearable. There are always five or six motorbikes and cars ready to launch into a chase," sympathizes a local winemaker. (Read more Angelina Jolie stories.)

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