Brad Pitt is among other celebrities who supports Male Cancer Awareness and has signed/donated his Gucci Bow Tie which is up for auction on eBay via www.loosenupauction.com/.
Here is the full Press Release:
BRAD PITT AMONG CELEBS DONATING TIES THIS INTERNATIONAL MENS DAY FOR MALE CANCER EBAY CAMPAIGN
Brad Pitt, and a host of the world’s best loved and well-known house-hold names from Music, Film, TV and sport have pledged their support to male cancer awareness this International Men’s Day, by donating their signed and exclusive items all to be auctioned as part of the Cahonas Scotland ‘Loosen Up’ eBay campaign.
With men often “tongue tied” when discussing or dealing with male health issues it is hoped that the auction and campaign will provide an innovative way to help bring positive change in Male Cancer Awareness.
Brad Pitt has kindly donated one his owned and worn Gucci Bow Ties which he has signed. Other top celebrities who have been “positive role models” to the campaign, International Men Days 2012 theme, include One Direction and Damian Lewis as well as international stars Katy Perry and Killers front man Brandon Flowers.
Enthusiastic fans eager to get their hands on their favourite stars item can go online to bid from Monday 19th November until Sunday 25th November via the Cahonas Scotland eBay store by visiting the link www.loosenupauction.com. All money raised will help Cahonas Scotland to advance education of the public in matters relating to male cancers and to undertake where necessary the prevention of discrimination and stigma arising from diagnosis and the cancer experience.
Commenting on the launch of this years ‘Loosen Up’ campaign, Cahonas Scotland Founder and Chair, Ritchie Marshall said, “As a charity focussed on positive men’s health, we at Cahonas Scotland fully support International Men’s Day, and particularly this year’s theme of positive role models for men. We would like to thank the many celebrities who have taken the time to engage with us, learn more about what we do and support our year end fundraiser, the Loosen Up Auction 2012.”
“With their support and generosity we will make a real difference to the profile of men’s health issues in 2013.”
The actor-humanitarian’s donation will benefit the organization’s marriage equality efforts.
Brad Pitt has donated $100,000 to the Human Rights Campaign’s National Marriage Fund, the organization announced Wednesday.
“It’s unbelievable to me that people’s lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days. In Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington, voters will go to the polls to decide if gay and lesbian couples – our friends and neighbors – are worthy of the same protections as everyone else. But that’s the system we have and I’m not going to back down from the fight for loving and committed couples to have the ability to marry,” Pitt said in a statement on the group’s website.
Pitt will match donations up to $100,000 as the HRC — ramps up its marriage equality Election Day operations. The actor has publicly supported the cause in the past with his 2008 donation of $100,000 to campaigns to strike down California’s Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage and is now waiting to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.
HRC president Chad Griffin is a board member of Pitt’s New Orleans-based Make It Right Foundation, which he founded after Hurricane Katrina to rebuild homes in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward.
Hey everyone, I’ve uploaded the Posters for Killing Them Softly in the gallery. The synopsis is:
Three dumb guys who think they’re smart rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Brad Pitt plays the enforcer hired to track them down and restore order. Killing Them Softly also features Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, and Vincent Curatola. Max Casella, Trevor Long, Slaine and Sam Shepard also make appearances.
The movie opens November 30 in the US. For international release dates, check IMDb.com
The International Trailer for Killing Them Softly is out:
And here is the first trailer:
Killing them Soflty Synopsis:
Adapted from George V. Higgins’ novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella and Sam Shepard among others.
Directed by Andrew Dominik and also starring Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn opens November 30th.
Director Andrew Dominik’s long-delayed Marilyn Monroe movie, Blonde, has just been given new life after Brad Pitt’s production company agreed to come on board and finally get the project off the ground, according to The L.A. Times. In an interview with the site, Pitt simply said, “We’re going to get this one done.” And we’re pretty sure that whenever Brad Pitt says something, it usually comes true.
Blonde is set to be based off of the best-selling novel by Joyce Carol Oates of the same name. It’s a work of historical fiction, so it won’t be a typical biopic; however, it does include many factual details of the starlet’s life. The most interesting part of the book is that it looks at Monroe’s death as an assassination, which is a popular theory, but never proven.
The project has been in development for years, with Dominik already being done with the script at this point. Originally, Naomi Watts was attached to play Marilyn, but that was in the early stages, and it isn’t known whether or not she’s still being eyed for the role.