November 28, 2012

A charity organiser said she managed to get Brad Pitt to donate £700 to a baby unit while he was filming in Dorset.

Tricia Wilson-Hughes, who works at a gift shop in Lulworth, had managed to raise £40 from the crew of the zombie film World War Z, during a whip round.

But then she saw Pitt’s security guard and asked him if the star could donate and the guard returned with £700.

Ms Wilson-Hughes is raising money for Southampton hospital’s neonatal unit where a friend’s baby was treated.

Zachary Gallagher, who is now 18 weeks old, was born with gastroschisis and was in intensive care for nine weeks.

It is a condition where part of the bowel protrudes through the abdomen.

Ms Wilson-Hughes said she was worried the filming might impact on a fundraising event in Lulworth on Saturday and wanted to see if the actor could help.

You hear negative stories about A-listers but I won’t hear a wrong word against [Brad], I am in awe of him”

“I wasn’t too bothered if I didn’t see Brad Pitt… [but] I felt I had to do something for the charity,” she said.

“I was going round the crew as they passed the gift shop. They were putting in £5 notes… one asked me if we took cards.”

She said when she spotted Pitt’s security guards she asked for a small donation “of maybe £50”.

“[The guard] came back about 10 minutes later and said this is off Brad for your charity.

“He said there’s £700 in there, I couldn’t believe it, I was completely dumbstruck. He said if he had more he would have given it.”

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November 25, 2012


• x055 On set: Lulworth, UK (11/24/12).

November 22, 2012

The 23rd Stockholm International Film Festival gave its top prize, the Bronze Horse, to Cate Shortland’s coming of age story Lore. The German-Australian production is Australia’s entry for the foreign language Oscar. The film also took awards for best actress (Saskia Rosendahl), cinematography (Adam Arkapaw) and music (Max Richter). Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts Of The Southern Wild added to its festival haul with the best first film award and Andrew Dominik took the screenplay prize for Brad Pitt-starrer Killing Them Soflty. Tim Roth was named best actor for Rufus Norris’ Broken and a special mention was noted for that film’s Eloise Laurence.

Read more. Thanks Gabriella.

November 22, 2012
by admin / family Mention

At least, that seems to be the case for A-list supernovas Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt who, according to Ange, shared a tender moment together while watching Ewan McGregor’s performance in the upcoming film The Impossible.

Jolie hosted a special screening of the movie — which centers on a family dealing with the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami — in London Monday night where she gushed about McGregor.

“I have known you for years and you are one of my favorite actors and I’ve always loved to watch you, but I watched this and I didn’t recognize you,” Jolie told the Scottish actor. “To say it is one of the best performances of the year, really doesn’t give it credit, because it doesn’t feel like a performance. It’s from such an honest place and so deeply emotional.”

She went on to say that McGregor was so good, in fact, that he moved both she and her fiancé Brad Pitt to tears.

“You rarely see this emotion from a man on screen and I called (McGregor) later to tell him how much he made me cry,” she added. “I was crying, and I looked over at Brad and he was crying. It’s just really, really powerful. As an actor, I’m in awe.”

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November 22, 2012

Brad Pitt is expected to hit New York Monday to pump his latest film, “Killing Them Softly.” The star, who plays a contract killer in the movie, will hit a downtown screening and party where, we hear, guests will include Pitt’s co-stars James Gandolfini and Ray Liotta. The Andrew Dominik-directed movie, in which Pitt investigates a heist that took place during a high-stakes, mob-protected poker game, is based on George V. Higgins’ 1974 novel “Cogan’s Trade.” It opens Nov. 30.

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November 22, 2012

November 20, 2012

Brad Pitt, and a host of the world’s best loved and well-known house-hold names from Music, Film, TV and sport have pledged their support to male cancer awareness this International Men’s Day, by donating their signed and exclusive items all to be auctioned as part of the Cahonas Scotland ‘Loosen Up’ eBay campaign.

With men often “tongue tied” when discussing or dealing with male health issues it is hoped that the auction and campaign will provide an innovative way to help bring positive change in Male Cancer Awareness.

Brad Pitt has kindly donated one his owned and worn Gucci Bow Ties which he has signed. Other top celebrities who have been “positive role models” to the campaign, International Men Days 2012 theme, include One Direction and Damian Lewis as well as international stars Katy Perry and Killers front man Brandon Flowers.

Enthusiastic fans eager to get their hands on their favourite stars item can go online to bid from Monday 19th November until Sunday 25th November via the Cahonas Scotland eBay store by visiting the link Loosen Up Auction. All money raised will help Cahonas Scotland to advance education of the public in matters relating to male cancers and to undertake where necessary the prevention of discrimination and stigma arising from diagnosis and the cancer experience.

Commenting on the launch of this years ‘Loosen Up’ campaign, Cahonas Scotland Founder and Chair, Ritchie Marshall said, “As a charity focussed on positive men’s health, we at Cahonas Scotland fully support International Men’s Day, and particularly this year’s theme of positive role models for men. We would like to thank the many celebrities who have taken the time to engage with us, learn more about what we do and support our year end fundraiser, the Loosen Up Auction 2012.”

“With their support and generosity we will make a real difference to the profile of men’s health issues in 2013.”

Thank you Ritchie for bringing to SB’s attention, we are proud to support this charity and bring awareness to the public. Good luck with the auction!

Cahonas Scotland exists to advance education of the public in matters relating to male cancers and to undertake where necessary the prevention of discrimination and stigma arising from diagnosis and the cancer experience.

For more information visit Cahonasscotland.com

November 20, 2012


• x001 Chanel – Billboards (US ’12). Thank you Norma!

November 20, 2012
by admin / architecture

Luxury furniture maker Frank Pollaro, President of Pollaro Custom Furniture, Inc., joins “Starting Point” Friday to discuss his collaboration with renowned actor Brad Pitt, who has designed his own new furniture collection, featuring 12 original pieces for “people who collect art and functional art” that are debuting this week.

Pollaro explains that collaborating on furniture making with Brad has been “a lot of fun.” “What I like about him, about Brad, is that he listens and he’s thoughtful,” he explains. “Brad has a unique vision when he gets into a piece like this and we try to realize that in every way that we can.”

“He has been sketching for literally 20 years. We built a piece of furniture for him. When I saw them, I said let’s make some of these three dimensional,” Pollaro says.

The unique pieces “look like art,” but also strive to be functional. “We wanted to make it beautiful and comfortable,” he explains. Pollaro also says that each piece required extensive man-power for the research and design. The bed, for example, is designed in a continuous line.

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November 16, 2012


• x022 World War Z – Trailer (screencaps).