Today will air an interview with Brad Pitt on Thursday, and the star apparently yet again addresses his ex, Jennifer Aniston.

Pitt came under fire for quotes in Parade that implied that Jen was a boring wife, then backtracked. Now, he's clarifying yet again. He tells Matt Lauer:

    " ... my point was, the best thing I'd done as a father is be sure that my kids have a good mother. That's all I was, or am, trying to say. It has no reference to the past. And I think it's a shame that I can't say something nice about Angie without Jen being drug in. You know, she doesn't deserve it."

Hmm. Which "she" are you referring to, Brad?

Pitt continued, "I don't want them to say anything bad like that about Jen. She's a dear friend of mine."

Then stop talking about her!