CLAIM: Angelina Jolie in “Showdown” with Brad Pitt’s Mom Jane

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By Daniel Gates

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt appear in the pages of this week’s In Touch, a magazine that has spent an inordinate amount of time inventing increasingly wild stories about the couple’s supposed troubles.

And, as often happens when there’s no actual tension to report, In Touch has brought in a wild card: Pitt’s mom Jane. According to the tabloid, Brangelina and the kids’ third birthday party for twins Knox and Vivienne “degenerate[d] into a bitter showdown” between Jolie and Mama Pitt.

The fuse was lit when five-year-old Shiloh allegedly refused to draw something for the occasion. “Jane thinks Shiloh’s wild and rebellious,” says a so-called “insider,” who adds, “Jane is irked at how Angie raises Shiloh. The twins are always being carried; Shiloh’s hand is hardly held. She thinks Shiloh is forgotten.”

Jane’s criticism “did not sit well” with Jolie, claims In Touch. “The fact that Jane doesn’t like how Angelina raises Shiloh is a huge point of tension between her and Brad,” the “insider” explains.

But the most telling sentence in In Touch‘s article is this one: “It’s a no-brainer that wild child Angelina would butt heads with straight-laced Midwesterner Jane, who seems to shake her head at so many facets of Angelina’s lifestyle.”

That’s the magazine’s “no brain” approach. Just because Jolie is a Hollywood star and Jane Pitt is from Missouri, In Touch believes there simply must be conflict between them. But the tabloid is wrong now, just as it’s been wrong in the past about their relationship. As a source close to Pitt and Jolie tells Gossip Cop the In Touch story is bogus, and there’s no simmering feud between Jolie and Jane Pitt.

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