September 2, 2011

A ROYAL NAVY navigator said meeting Brad Pitt when the star was shooting World War Z aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus “wasn’t too shabby”.

Steven McMenemy, 31, from Falkirk, Stirlingshire, was joined by the actor and the rest of the cast and crew of Pitt’s new zombie flick.

Paramount Pictures had asked the Ministry of Defence if one of their ships could be used to play the role of a helicopter carrier.

The ship’s crew at first thought the request was a “wind-up” by commanding officer Captain Kehoe.

But when RFA Argus returned to the UK after an anti-piracy patrol, film location scouts were already waiting on the jetty.

A few days later the ship was told that World War Z director Marc Forster was impressed and wanted to film on the Argus.

Mr McMenemy, the ship’s navigator, was appointed host of the film crew and sat next to the director while the scenes were shot.

He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the cast and crew of World War Z. It has given me an unprecedented level of behind-the-scenes access and I have enjoyed seeing how it all comes together.

“The major highlight must be sharing daily banter with the director Marc Forster, as I had a seat right next to him on every scene.

“But it wasn’t too shabby to meet Brad Pitt and the rest of the actors. The bizarre thing was that once he’d walked by a few times, everyone got very blase about it and he was just another actor walking back and forth.

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• x007 Encounters – Brad and ?. Thanks also to Anu & Gabriella.

August 24, 2011

BIG-HEARTED Brad Pitt halted filming his zombie epic in Scotland yesterday (08/21) – to back a hard-up kids’ football team.

Brad, 47, put his £80million blockbuster World War Z on hold to pose for fundraising photos with Cardonald Thistle under-14s.

The star had been filming in a disused branch of budget superstore Kwik Save in Glasgow.

The boys, based just a goal kick away, turned up on spec to ask for a picture and were stunned when Brad said yes.

The team had been taking part in a sponsored 10k challenge to raise money for a tournament in Spain.

Coach John Paterson said: “We only got five minutes with him but he was great with the kids. He asked them how they were and about the run.

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August 4, 2011

Steffani was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer found in lymph tissue, in 2007 at the age of fourteen. While going through treatment, Steffani was referred to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & South Texas. The Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. When asked what would be the one thing she would wish for if she could have anything, Steffani replied, “I wish to be an actress.”

The Make-A-Wish staff went to work to create a magical experience for Steffani. In the spring of 2008, her dream came true when she was given the opportunity to visit the set ofThe Tree of Life, a movie being filmed in Austin. Her mother, Tamara, said it couldn’t have come at a better time as she had finished her treatments just six weeks prior.

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• x004 Tree of Life > Make A Wish Foundation ‘Wish’ – Spring 2008.

FYI. Webmiss was away for a couple days to visit Krakow, Poland. I’m home now. A big thanks to my lovely friend and SB staffmember La_miga for keeping updated!

June 1, 2011

• x006 Lynn: Kung Fu Panda 2 – Hollywood, CA (05/22). If you want to share your Brad photos, please do so, email on the left!

May 7, 2011

• x009 May 04 – Chris Cornell concert – Los Angeles, CA.

October 4, 2010

• x035 Last uploaded – Advertisement, Award shows, Candids, Misc., Encounters, Movies.