December 16, 2014

We knew Brad Pitt had a wicked sense of humor, but who knew he was capable of making Rihanna blush?!

Friday the 50-year-old actor made a bit of a surprise appearance at the First Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills, which benefitted Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event and introduced Brad, who then gave a speech and introduced Rihanna. But it wasn’t just any speech — it was more of a roast!

Angelina Jolie’s hunky hubby started off in a very serious tone, and as an image of a very young Rihanna appeared on the screen behind him, he said, “I’ve often asked the very questions you yourself are asking right now—what the f*ck went wrong?”

“I give you exhibit A,” he said. “Look at the young girl before you, all full of hopes and dreams, living a humble existence in Barbados, her whole life ahead of her.” Pitt added that RiRi “soon fell in with a bad crowd led by the dubious and nefarious character known as The Jay Z.”

“For those you not in the know, The Jay Z was an evil impresario known for turning out hit records and ripping insane lyrics and fresh beats,” Brad continued. “Needless to say it was all downhill from there.” Brad then praised Rihanna for selling 54 millions albums, winning seven Grammys and having “only 90 million Facebook fans and 40 million Twitter followers,” but when a Photoshopped image of an overweight Rihanna on a couch popped up behind him, Brad joked, “I ask that we stand together by her side and show her our support and our love and say to her the hard words, ‘Rihanna put down that sandwich, get off your *ss and do something. God damn it, just do something with your life.'”

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December 7, 2014

When Rihanna performs at her first annual Diamond Ball next month in L.A., she’s going to have one heck of an introduction.

None other than Brad Pitt will introduce the “Stay” singer at the gala, which benefits Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) and takes place on Dec. 11.

It was also announced today that Jimmy Kimmel will host the soiree.

“It is such an honor to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event. There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I’m blessed by his support,” Rihanna said in a statement. “Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work.”

CLF, named in honor of Rihanna’s grandparents Clara and Lionel Brathwaite, works to improve the lives of underserved communities worldwide in the areas of health, education, the arts and culture.

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June 15, 2014


• x002 June 01 – Toys ‘R Us – Shanghai, China.
• x005 June 02 – Museum – Shanghai, China.
• x013 June 02 – Scouting Filming Locations – Gozo.
• x018 May 17 – Make It Right Gala – New Orleans, LA.
• x001 March 01 – Independent Spirit awards (Photobooth) – Santa Monica, CA.
• x001 Photoshoots – Set 226.

Thanks Vaska!

June 14, 2014

Brad Pitt turned up to support other half Angelina Jolie earlier today, as she attended day three of the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place in London.

The Maleficent star and Foreign Secretary William Hague will address the heads of eight United Nations agencies, approximately 1,000 experts and 100 representatives from countries around the globe at the Summit, with the last conference taking place tomorrow at the ExCel.

Hollywood star Angelina kicked off the conference on Tuesday and she said, as part of her speech: “It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict.”

“There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It is nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people and often very young children. I have met survivors from Afghanistan to Somalia and they are just like us, with one crucial difference: we live in safe countries with doctors we can go to when we are hurt, police we can turn to when we are wronged, and institutions that protect us,” the mother-of-six continued.

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• x195 Global Summit To End Sexual Violence – London, England (June 12 & 13).
Thanks also, Vaska!

May 26, 2014

Brad Pitt showed off a hidden talent when he hit the stage with Bruno Mars in New Orleans this weekend.

At the Make It Right Gala held in New Orleans Pitt joined Mars for a jam out session.

The heartthrob received a warm welcome from the crowd as he shook his tambourine with flare while Mars belted out the James Brown classic Sex Machine.

Pitt hit all the right chords with his tambourine playing.

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May 15, 2014

The entertainment for Saturday’s $1,000 to $2,500 per-ticket Make It Right fundraising gala is first class, with comedian Chris Rock and belter Bruno Mars, plus an appearance by the leading man behind the houses, movie star Brad Pitt.

Pitt’s architecturally avant-garde post-Hurricane Katrina neighborhood redevelopment in the Lower 9th Ward, has reached the 100-house mark. That’s impressive. Back in 2007 when the project began, the neighborhood on the east side of the Judge Seeber Bridge was a disaster zone, one of the areas hardest hit by the catastrophic levee failures of 2005.

The almost 10-year-old scars still show. Much of the area remains weedy and fallow, but 100 snazzy houses mark a few blocks of the landscape along Jourdan, Deslonde, Tennessee, Reynes and Forstall streets. Pitt, a modern architecture enthusiast with a craving for activism, used his considerable big-screen sizzle to make that happen.

Tom Darden, the svelte, youthful director of Make It Right sat on the front stoop of one of the concept houses on Friday (May 9) discussing the state of the ongoing project.

The biggest compliment he said he’s ever received about Make It Right came somewhat unconsciously, when an onlooker said “Wow, what a cool neighborhood,” instead of saying “Wow, such cool houses.”

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