I have just learned that Angelina Jolie has fired her talent agency CAA after 13 months there. This is a huge loss, the biggest in quite some time for that agency which has a history of keeping its marquee clients in the fold. Oscar-winner Jolie right now is inarguably the top actress in the world in terms of salary, talent and heat. And she’s just made the cover of People as “World’s Most Beautiful” (and stares out from newsstands every week). All CAA would confirm to me this afternoon was that “she is no longer a client.” CAA also told me that Brad Pitt is still a client. Before Angelina went to CAA in March 2005, Jolie was represented by just her manager at Media Talent Group. When she and MTG decided she needed an agent, she met with every major agency in town, then chose CAA. Presently, the very pregnant actress has been relaxing in Namibia with Brad Pitt and her two children.
Here’s my April 5, 2006 column: The Vulture’s Are Circling: CAA picks off NFL meat