09/26/2011 12:32 pm ET | Updated Nov 26, 2011

Brad Pitt Refuses To Talk To Chelsea Handler

After talking about ex-wife Jennifer Aniston while promoting his new film, "Moneyball," you might think that Brad Pitt would do anything to make his new movie a hit -- however, he wouldn’t sit down with talk show host Chelsea Handler.

“Chelsea would love to have had Brad on her show,” an insider tells me. “She’s had some of the biggest stars in the world on her show to promote their films. She’s had Gwyneth Paltrow visit and even Jennifer Aniston, but Brad said no way.”

The much-hyped "Moneyball" had a strong opening weekend, raking in over $19.5 million, after being marketed toward adults and designed to appeal to both men and women. Pitt worked overtime to make sure the flick was a big hit, doing sit-down interviews with the "Today" show’s Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres -- plus that unforgettable interview with Parade magazine -- but not Chelsea Handler.

“It would have been great if he had agreed to do an interview with Jen’s best friend Chelsea,” an insider tells me. “If he’s still as good [of] friends with Jen as he says, then he would have done E! He’s full of it and Chelsea knows it. That’s why he wouldn’t talk with her, he doesn’t have the balls.”

Although, after what Handler did say about his partner, Angelina Jolie, in December 2010, you can't really blame him.

“She can rescue as many babies from as many countries as she wants to," Handler said about Jolie during a standup performance in December of last year. "I don't f--king believe you. ... She gives interviews, 'I don't have a lot of female friends.' Cause you're a f--king c--t. ... You're a f--king b--ch."

Maybe Pitt did make the right decision to steer clear of Handler and her hardcore Aniston allegiance.


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