83 Million Watched the Haiti Telethon -- Half Just to See if Brangelina Would Show Up?

Hollywood, California --

Literally disappointing millions of Brangelina fans and fueling rumors of their breakup, only Brad Pitt made appearance on the George Clooney Telethon for the Haiti earthquake relief effort without the breathtaking Angelina Jolie at his side.

“Every other caller was asking me, ‘Where’s Angelina Jolie? Did she really leave Brad?” said Nancy Tucker, 21, a Disney employee volunteering as a telethon phone operator taking donation pledges. “Then when I told them, ‘How would I know?’ and ask them for a donation, they’d hang up on me.”

Tucker quickly realized she was getting nowhere fast and that she was sitting on a goldmine.

“Donations were way down,” said Tucker. “So I did what I had to for the people of Haiti.”

Without authorization from her boss, Tucker set out on her own to rescue the people of Haiti with a little embellishment.

“So I started telling the callers what they wanted to hear,” said Tucker. “I told them, ‘Angelina is backstage right now. Yeah. And she’s refusing to walk on the telethon with Brad until he promises her that he will stop seeing Jennifer Aniston. Yeah. Oh my God. You’re never going to believe who just walked in…’ Then I’d stop right there, leaving the caller hanging on the phone so I could ask them for a donation, ‘…Quick, you better make a donation. I think my boss is getting suspicious’.”

Tucker says she does not feel guilty about what she did, but that she is proud instead.

“I don’t like calling what I did lying,” said Tucker, who was awarded first place in fund-raising. “I prefer to call it ‘Imagineering’. That’s spelled: I.M.A.G.I.N.E.E.R.I.N.G.”

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