Brad Pitt’s N.O. housing efforts have Lower 9th Ward in the pink

Friday, Mar 13, 2009

Actor Brad Pitt is scheduled to announce plans to create more than 100 affordable, ecologically sound homes in the Lower 9th Ward. This weekend, big pink houses were installed in the flood-ravaged neighorhood as symbolic stand-ins for those homes.
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Ivory Porter Webb was first perplexed, then giddy with excitement, on Saturday afternoon, just before dusk.

As she drove across the Claiborne Avenue bridge over the Industrial Canal, she noticed something peculiar. Continue reading Brad Pitt’s N.O. housing efforts have Lower 9th Ward in the pink

Brad and Angie Get $$ from E!

Thursday, Mar 12, 2009

You can’t blame a media outfit for trying: E! Entertainment Television, the sort of armpit of celebrity TV, donated $250,000 to the Jolie-Pitt Foundation last year.

Theirs was one of just four donations to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s joint charitable fund. The others were Angie ($1,194,911) and Brad ($956.961) themselves, and “Ocean’s Eleven” (Twelve and Thirteen, too!) producer Jerry Weintraub ($5,000).

Not even People magazine, often accused of getting exclusives from the couple by tantalizing them with remuneration, is listed in the now available federal tax filing from 2007. Continue reading Brad and Angie Get $$ from E!

Jolie, Pitt call with condolences for Tsvangirai: aide

Monday, Mar 9, 2009

Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have called Zimbabwe’s Premier Morgan Tsvangirai to offer condolences over his wife’s death in a car crash, an aide told reporters Monday.

“He didn’t manage to speak to them because the line was disconnected,” the premier’s aide told reporters at Tsvangirai’s home, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The couple are active in charity work around the world, but have no apparent links to Zimbabwe in particular. Jolie gave birth to one of their children in nearby Namibia and they have adopted a little girl from Ethiopia, among their six children.
Source: AFP

“Make It Right” meeting photos

Friday, Mar 6, 2009

Actor Brad Pitt attends with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) a press conference following a meeting to discuss the “Make it Right” project on March 5, 2009 in Washington, DC. The project, launched in 2007, helps to construct affordable and environmentally-sustainable housing for low-income residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

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“Model” Citizen Brad Pitt Goes to D.C.

Friday, Mar 6, 2009

Given Brad Pitt’s high-profile activism, it may not have seemed too curious that he and Nancy Pelosi met with each other in Washington, D.C., Thursday, but it no doubt piqued people’s curiosity. After all, it’s not every day you get to see a Hollywood heavyweight mixing it up with the Speaker of the House.

“I just want to say thank you to the Speaker for opening up the doors to let us come in and discuss the current rebuilding effort going on in New Orleans,” Pitt said during a press conference following their meeting on behalf of the actor’s Make It Right project. Continue reading “Model” Citizen Brad Pitt Goes to D.C.