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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie At The Golden Globes

Monday, Jan 17, 2011

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie turned heads Sunday night at the Golden Globes, where she was nominated for Best Actress in the Comedy/Musical for her role in ‘The Tourist.’ Upon hearing of her nomination a few weeks ago, Angelina laughed.

Costar: Brad Pitt Played “Hilarious” Prank on Jonah Hill

Tuesday, Jan 11, 2011

When the two teamed up to film Moneyball in the summer of 2010, actor Keith Middlebrook says Pitt, 47, pranked Hill by giving his set of wheels a makeover.

“This one time, for fun, he painted Jonah Hill’s golf cart bright pink,” Middlebrook tells UsMagazine.com. “He had the faces of Wham!, George Michael and [Andrew Ridgeley], painted on his golf cart.”

To up the ante, Pitt added pink balloons to Hill’s tricked-out golf cart. “When you put the gas pedal on, it played the song “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,'” Middlebrook adds. “I’m still cracking up about it! It was just total chaos.”

Funnyman Hill, 27, didn’t seem the least bit fazed by Pitt’s on-set prank. “Of course Jonah was cool with it,” Middlebrook recalls. “He was cruising in his pink golf cart with Wham! painted on the side of it with balloons.”

When Pitt wasn’t playing practical jokes on his costars, Middlebrook says Angelina Jolie’s longtime love spent his downtime entertaining sons Pax, 7, and Maddox, 9

“The one kid, he’s got his fatigues, and this kid’s ready to take Afghanistan by himself,” Middlebrook jokes of Pitt’s brood, who were often seen playing with toy guns on set. “Pax and Maddox are hardcore!”

Brad touts New Orleans as ‘sexy and sultry’

Thursday, Aug 26, 2010

Actor Brad Pitt says he and partner Angelina Jolie like to bike around New Orleans, and he enjoys seeing the energy-efficient homes his Make It Right Foundation built for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

“In New Orleans, the people are great. They leave Angie and me alone,” Pitt says in an interview on the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s website. Despite the paparazzi that often trail them, he says: “Everybody treats us like neighbors.”

“The Lower 9th is now the greenest — I don’t even like the word green — it’s the most high-performing clean neighborhood in the world, according to the Green Building council,” he says.

Pitt, who has a home in the French Quarter and is now there for Katrina’s fifth anniversary events, says he was drawn to the city because he found it “sexy and sultry.” He was interviewed by historian Douglas Brinkley, a longtime friend.

In 2006, Pitt’s non-profit foundation commissioned 13 architecture firms to design affordable, eco-friendly houses and has since built 30 in the Lower Ninth Ward, according to Brinkley. Here are excerpts of his interview with Pitt, as provided to the Times-Picayune

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Angelina to direct first film: Will she cast Brad?

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010

Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie will make her debut as a film director in the GK Films production of a feature film set during the Bosnian war.

British film company GK Films said that Jolie will not be onscreen in this love story.

Angelina Jolie was in Bosnia recently with two of her six children, the two-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox. She met with political leaders there about the plight of war refugees from the Bosnian War which occurred between 1992 and 1995. She was also seen scouting locations in Budapest over the weekend so that her family can be together while she is working.

Jolie is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In a released statement she said, “I would like to involve as many local people as possible and learn as much as I can.”

Casting will be exclusively “various ethnicities of the former Yugoslavia.” Since Brad’s not from the former Yugoslavia, the presumption is that he won’t be in it.

So far no start date for this movie has been disclosed. Will Angelina Jolie cast Brad Pitt in her new movie?

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Brad’s Architects Give New Orleans Safer, Snazzier Homes

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010

As I strolled along Tennessee Street in New Orleans at dusk earlier this month, I saw neighbors chatting on shady porches and a few friends drinking at a picnic table under a house set high on stilts.

Five years ago, after Hurricane Katrina struck, a wall of water burst through the Industrial Canal levee just west of Tennessee Street in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward, and blasted 4,000 homes into kindling. A barge tumbled through the breach and lay at a crazy tilt just yards away from where I walked.

Now, almost 50 colorful houses with bat-wing roofs and louver-trellised porches have been built or are in construction. They are the most cheering emblem of a city where hundreds of thousands have returned yet full recovery and drivers of future growth remain elusive.

Tennessee Street’s rebirth was made possible by Make It Right, the charity that actor Brad Pitt, appalled by how little had happened two years after the Lower Ninth’s inundation, founded in 2007. It has raised $31 million so far — including $5 million of Pitt’s own money — to build 150 houses in the Lower Ninth, which became the symbolic epicenter of the human failure that made Hurricane Katrina so senselessly devastating.

I met Steven Bingler on Tennessee Street the next morning. One of 21 architects brought in by Make It Right, he pointed to a boxy, one-story house with a cockeyed hip roof that he had designed.

Traditional in Spirit

In spirit, it’s a traditional New Orleans house, long and narrow, though the roof tips to orient solar panels to the best sun angle. Bingler supplied a deep front porch because people in this neighborhood need to talk to neighbors and wave at passersby. Indeed several people tracking the passing scene from their porches that morning looked a lot more comfortable than we were in the searing heat.

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