Category: family

Vivienne Jolie-Pitt & ‘Maleficent’: Angelina & Brad’s Daughter To Act In Film With Her Mother

Four-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt is making her movie debut alongside her famous mom.

Walt Disney Studios says Angelina Jolie’s youngest daughter will play a “minor role” in “Maleficent,” in which Jolie plays the title character. Vivienne is set to play a young Princess Aurora, who grows up to be evil Maleficent’s target in the live-action “Sleeping Beauty” tale.

Production on the film began in London in June. “Maleficent” is set to hit theaters in March of 2014.

No word if Vivienne’s twin brother, Knox, is working on a movie career of his own.

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Brad Pitt’s little brother Doug revels in viral ad spotlight

It’s a little surreal,” he said of the attention the viral ad has brought him, “but it’s fun. This whole campaign was to be tongue-in-cheek and have fun and luckily, it’s hit its mark.

The ad focuses on the “normality” of Doug Pitt’s life (he runs a family computer business), as compared to his famous older brother’s, though it wasn’t shot in his actual home. He said he had no idea the ad would go viral, and that he hadn’t even told many people he did it — but gave his brother a heads-up.

I did call him and said, ‘Hey, what do you think?’ and he said, ‘Do it, sounds great!’” After the ad came out and Brad had a chance to check it out, he texted Doug: “Hey, just saw it — hilarious.” “I was pleased,” said Doug.

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Brad Pitt’s not the only one with talent in the family

The hunky Hollywood star’s younger brother Doug recently made his celebrity endorsement debut in a video spot for Virgin Mobile, in which he flaunts his oh-so-ordinary life.

“This is Doug Pitt,” the voiceover begins as Doug fidgets awkwardly in front of his home. “The second most-famous Pitt in his family.”

The younger Pitt sibling then wipes his feet carefully on the welcome mat outside before inviting the camera crew into his house.

Doug admits that his wife and kids have full reign over the remote at his house.

Once inside, the businessman gives viewers the grand tour of his humble abode, including his living room, where he confesses that he doesn’t usually “get to pick what’s on the TV,” since his wife and kids overrule him.

Doug also shows off the house’s “man room,” where he tamely rocks out while listening to music on a set of oversized headphones.

Doug shows off how he listens to music in the ‘man room.’

“My family doesn’t have my appreciation for classic seventies rock,” he laments.

Doug shows off his cooking chops a bit while dicing vegetables for a lasagne he’s assembling in the kitchen.

“I consider myself to be a little bit of a gourmet,” he deadpans as he happily waves a knife around.

Doug’s pride and joy in his home office is his old black-and-white printer.

The younger Pitt even praises the virtues of his black-and-white printer, and boasted his love of sports, though he misses a basket while shooting the basketball just outside his home.

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Election-Casting ballot deserves prayerful consideration (by Jane Pitt)

I have given much thought to Richard Stoecker’s letter (“Vote for Mormon against beliefs,” June 15). I am also a Christian and differ with the Mormon religion.

But I think any Christian should spend much time in prayer before refusing to vote for a family man with high morals, business experience, who is against abortion, and shares Christian conviction concerning homosexuality just because he is a Mormon.

Any Christian who does not vote or writes in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright’s church for years, did not hold a public ceremony to mark the National Day of Prayer, and is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.

I hope all Christians give their vote prayerful consideration because voting is a sacred privilege and a serious responsibility.

Editor’s note: To clear up earlier confusion, the News-Leader has verified the letter writer is the mother of actor Brad Pitt and local businessman Doug Pitt.

Read more. The much discussed letter sent in to Springfield’s main newspaper NewsLeader by Jane Pitt, Brad’s mother. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion, is what I say.

Brad to take time out with family

The father-of-six – who recently said he and fiancee Angelina Jolie had been too busy to set a date for their wedding – has been in Cannes promoting his new film Killing Them Softly, but admitted he is ready to have a break from work.

Brad said: “It just doesn’t happen back to back to back. You need time off to refuel and to be inspired again. There’s no greater inspiration than family.”

He added: “Right now, I’m just attracted to being a dad. Film-wise, we get to do this thing and I feel very fortunate to get to do this. So I want to contribute to the art form. I think the films have to speak to our time and be authentic in their approach.”

The 48-year old actor – who runs production company Plan B, which produced Killing Them Softly – added that he is looking to spend more time behind the camera.

He said: “I’m focusing more on producing this year than getting in front of the camera.”

Brad added that he’s particularly excited about producing the next film from Shame director Steve McQueen.

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