BRAD PITT and fiancée Angelina Jolie are facing a thorny new crisis!
Sources say the “Maleficent” star has turned up her nose at Brad’s request to socialize with his buddy, director Quentin Tarantino, and Quentin’s new squeeze, actress Uma Thurman.
“Despite Brad’s best efforts, Angelina has made it clear she won’t spend time with Quentin and Uma,” said an insider.
“She claims to have no hard feelings against them, but everyone knows she thinks Quentin is a bad influence on Brad.”
Two-time Oscar winner Tarantino – who’s been dating Uma, star of his “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” movies, for several weeks – has been close to Brad since the actor starred in his 2009 film “Inglourious Basterds.”
But insiders say Angelina is still fuming at Tarantino because the 51-year-old Hollywood bad boy admitted that he and Brad, 50, smoked hash together in the South of France six years ago.
Tarantino told Howard Stern in 2009 that Brad once sliced a slab from a “brick” of hash, and then passed him a soda can to smoke it from.
But that’s not the only reason Angelina wants to keep her distance from Hollywood’s latest “it” couple. Sources say the 39-year-old sexpot also feels awkward around Uma, 44, because Angelina was accused of having an affair with the blonde bombshell’s then-husband, actor Ethan Hawke, in 2003. That’s when Angelina and Hawke, 43, shared raunchy sex scenes while co-starring in the thriller “Taking Lives.”
Uma and Hawke divorced two years later while Angelina went on to lure Brad away from then-wife Jennifer Aniston.
“Angelina took huge exception to being accused of having an affair with Ethan while he was still married, and she’s always been keen to avoid any confrontation with Uma,” said the source.
“Brad feels it would be good for Angie to clear the air with Uma, and going on a double date with her and Quentin is a perfect way to do it.
“But Angie flat-out refuses, and her stubbornness has gotten on Brad’s nerves big-time.”
Ever since Tarantino revealed his druggie night with Brad, Angie’s kept a close eye on her man’s partying – and away from Tarantino, added another source.
“It’s a real shame, because Brad’s desperate to spend more time with his Los Angeles-based friends,” said the second source.
“Besides that, he was thrilled to hear Quentin is dating Uma. Everyone knows he’s been in love with her for years.
“But Angie won’t back down, and it’s become a major issue between them.”