Ann Curry tries to land first interview with Angelina Jolie since double mastectomy... but actress turns her down

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Ann Curry tried but failed to land the first interview with Angelina Jolie since the actress made headlines by announcing her voluntary double mastectomy.

NBC executives had been pressuring the 56-year-old journalist to secure the interview with Jolie, who Curry has interviewed in the past along with Jolie's husband Brad Pitt.

Jolie, 37, announced May 14 in an opinion piece in The New York Times that she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy after learning she had the faulty BRCA1 gene that gave her an 87 percent chance of breast cancer.

Interview request: Ann Curry, shown with Angelina Jolie in Africa in 2006, tried but failed to land an interview with the actress following Jolie's announcement of her voluntary double mastectomy

Interview request: Ann Curry, shown with Angelina Jolie in Africa in 2006, tried but failed to land an interview with the actress following Jolie's announcement of her voluntary double mastectomy

Curry and Jolie reportedly have grown a close friendship as a result of their interviews over the years and the NBC brass was hoping to score an exclusive.

Jolie turned down Curry as well as all other news outlets for the time being, according to the New York Post.

 

Curry was fired from NBC's Today show last year and Jolie made it clear that she wouldn't consent to an interview with anyone at NBC except for Curry, who is now a correspondent for the network.

Angelina and Ann: Jolie and Curry, shown during a 2006 interview, have had multiple interviews together over the years

Angelina and Ann: Jolie and Curry, shown during a 2006 interview, have had multiple interviews together over the years

The NBC executives wanted Curry to set up a two-hour primetime special with Jolie with parts airing on the Today show.

Curry returned to live TV on Wednesday night for the first time since being axed from the Today show.

She filled in for anchor Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News and showed off a new short hairdo.

No interviews: Angelina, shown in March at Los Angeles International Airport, has declined to give any interviews for the time being

No interviews: Angelina, shown in March at Los Angeles International Airport, has declined to give any interviews for the time being

Her shorter hair previously got her in trouble with her NBC bosses because she didn't notify management that she was changing her appearance and it was viewed as an act of defiance.

Jolie made her stunning revelation in an op-ed piece titled My Medical Choice.

She outlined her reasons for getting the double mastectomy upon learning of her elevated risks for breast and ovarian cancers.

Jolie's mother died at age 56 of ovarian cancer in 2007.

The actress said with her double mastectomy she can tell her six children that they won't lose her to breast cancer.

Jolie also said she plans to have her ovaries removed to reduce her risk of ovarian cancer.

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What makes these journalists think the world wants to intrude in Jolie's life any further than she cares to personally divulge? There's such a thing as too much information especially when one can only imagine the strains of the past few months from decision to execution. Give her the peace she must surely crave.

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Why are people trying to get interviews with her? She just had double mastectomy and needs time to heal both physically and emotionally.

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Curry's a flake.

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Good on Jolie for not letting them exploit her. - HJ, Las Vegas _____________________ The offer wasn't big enough. Throw in more money and lots of glowing ego strokes for the pair of them and she'll do the interview. Her worst nightmare is to have the applauding crowds go away.

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Justathought wrote: "Angelina created a charity for cancer when her mother died and that charity provides free treatments and advice for cancer patients and their family members." Can anyone provide the name of this charity a URL or other contact information? I know someone who may be looking for treatment options and this information would be sincerely appreciated. I've Googled but have not identified it. - GPM , Cincinnati, 26/5/2013 05:54 One of those charities is called Give Love Give Life and its for ovarian cancer. Contact Jolie-Pitt foundation and they may help you with the information you are looking for.

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"Jolie turned down Curry as well as all other news outlets for the time being..." DM, this is what the title should have been. Instead you made it sound as if Curry were personally rejected. Not only have all the networks tried and failed, the facts are that Joli and Curry have a special relationship, she's the only one she'll interview with at NBC and when Joli is ready to speak, Curry will be in the running. All positive. Next time, please cut down on the sensationalism... if you can.

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Justathought wrote: "Angelina created a charity for cancer when her mother died and that charity provides free treatments and advice for cancer patients and their family members." Can anyone provide the name of this charity a URL or other contact information? I know someone who may be looking for treatment options and this information would be sincerely appreciated. I've Googled but have not identified it.

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The hell with NBC, Ann!

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Ann is the worst interviewer!! That is why she was fired....period.

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It's too soon. It's still too painful to talk about. I know.

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