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Christie’s partners with photographer Mark Seliger for COVID-19 relief efforts

The award-winning American photographer is offering limited-edition prints from his own archives for a special philanthropic auction at Christie’s, which will take place online May 28- June 12.

The online sale will present 25 of Seliger’s most-renowned portraits of politicians and celebrities, such as President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dr. Dre and Tom Hanks.

Additional sitters include Billie Eilish, John Lee Hooker, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Garcia, Courtney Love, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Pitt, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen and U2.

“My career has been built on connecting with and understanding people and their stories with the desire to represent them in a way that is authentic and, in some cases, a bit fantastic. My team and I have curated a special group of prints for this auction that illustrate some of my favorite subjects and moments from the last 30 years,” Seliger said in a statement.

All proceeds from the “RADArt4Aid” photography sale will benefit the subject’s charity of choice, in an effort to raise awareness and vital funds for organizations that support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Brad Pitt chose Meals on Wheels.

Brad Pitt. “I’ve had the great honor of working with Mr. Pitt over the years from the beginning of ‘Interview With the Vampire,’ and what I love about working together, he’s felt as enthusiastic about making great imagery as I did. And he challenged me: ‘What can we do that feels monumental?’ This is in Humboldt County — Avenue of the Giants in the redwood forest. We decided to have a few of his own motorcycles brought up. We spent two days taking pictures. I was laying on my stomach on the roof of an old SUV moving maybe 30 miles an hour. We did a lot of practicing before he got there. I don’t do my own stunts usually but this one I wanted to. This picture, it’s freedom, it just captures him. I find him to be an artist that allows himself to be part of whatever he commits to, and that gives [the work] a sense of authenticity.”

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Oprah, John Fogerty, Brad Pitt Tapped for Grammys’ Tribute to Essential Workers

Oprah, Brad Pitt, John Fogerty, Jamie Foxx, and Cyndi Lauper will appear on a Grammys tribute to essential workers, United We Sing. Harry Connick Jr. will host the show, which airs June 21st at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Per a press release, the show will feature Connick and his filmmaker daughter, Georgia Connick, taking “a road trip in an RV to thank and celebrate essential workers who risk their own lives on a daily basis to keep us safe.” The trip will start in Connecticut and end in New Orleans, and at each stop along the way, the Connicks will listen “to the stories of essential workers in health care, food preparation, sanitation, law enforcement, trucking, and more to honor their dedication and public service during this unique moment in history.” (A note in the press release adds that United We Sing was “filmed with a minimal crew practicing social distancing and with extensive safety precautions in place.”)

During the trip, celebrities like Oprah, Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Renée Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Drew Brees will “deliver surprise messages to America’s unsung heroes.” There will also be plenty of musical performances: The lineup boasts Connick, Fogerty, Foxx, and Lauper, as well as Herbie Hancock, Little Big Town, Dave Matthews, Tim McGraw, Andra Day, Jon Batiste, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Rockin Dopsie, Irma Thomas, and Trombone Shorty.

During United We Sing, viewers will be encouraged to donate to charities that support underserved children, such as No Kid Hungry and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in New Orleans. The special will also raise money for the COVID-19 relief fund set up by the Recording Academy’s charitable wing, MusiCares, which is providing aid to people in the music industry who have been hit hardest by COVID-19.

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BP Gallery Update



• x031 February 06, 2012 – Oscars Luncheon
• x003 Paris Match (2020)
• x019 Encounters – Brad and?
• x003 March 07 – Thundercats concert – Los Angeles, CA
• x002 Advertisement – Brioni
• x001 Professional Photographer (2012)
• x001 CEO magazine (2020)
• x012 Ad Astra – Behind the scenes
• x001 Love magazine (2018)
• x005 Vanity Fair (2015)
• x001 Entertainment Weekly (2020)
• x001 Photoshoots – Set 251

PS. Sorry for the delayed Gallery update. As most of you know I had a baby February 29th and it has been very busy for me. Luckily Shann has been able to update news and makes sure the Instagram & Twitter account is updated daily with news and trivia. Do check it out! If you don’t have an account yet for the gallery: just email me. The link is on your right under the gallery logo! Enjoy!

Warner Bros, Plan B Acquire Upcoming Edward Ashton Sci-Fi Novel ‘Mickey7’

EXCLUSIVE: In an early buy for recently arrived producer Plan B Entertainment, Warner Bros has acquired Mickey7, a science fiction novel by Edward Ashton that will be published in 2021. Run by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B will produce.

UK rights to the book have been acquired by Solaris, and the U.S. rights are in play right now. Novel was pitched around Hollywood as The Martian meets Children of Time. The title character is an “expendable,” a person on missions who is sent on the most dangerous, even suicidal jobs. When an expendable dies, a new body is regenerated with most of the memories intact. Essentially, Mickey7 is the seventh iteration of an expendable who is undergoing an existential identity crisis while trying to keep his successor’s regeneration a secret and negotiating with the planet’s native species on a dangerous trip to colonize a new ice world.

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Architectural Digest with the Property Brothers

“When Melissa McCarthy suggested unlacquered brass finishes, we knew we were dealing with someone who’s done this before. Brad [Pitt] is also obsessed with architecture and real estate. He not only walks the walk, he talks the talk.”

What was the most challenging project of the season?

“Though there are many similarities to our other shows, like Property Bros: Forever Home, I think the timeline was the most challenging part. With Brad Pitt’s episode, we had to pull everything off in under three weeks—essentially creating a completely self-contained detached-dwelling unit with all of the amenities in that time frame—in Los Angeles, no less. We may be certifiable.”

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Josh Brolin to Star in Amazon’s Brad Pitt-Produced Drama ‘Outer Range’

Josh Brolin will star in Amazon’s “Outer Range,” a drama from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

The series is part of Plan B’s overall deal with the retail giant that was signed in January. From writer Brian Watkins, the thriller centers on a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. Brolin will star as the rancher, Royal Abbott.

Brolin is also an executive producer on the series. Watkins executives produces with Brolin, Zev Borow and Heather Rae. “Outer Range” is the first series for both Watkins and Borow.

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When Quentin Tarantino First Tried to Direct Brad Pitt’s Shirtless ‘Hollywood’ Scene He Failed Miserably

One of the most memorable moments in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” arrives when Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth climbs to the roof of Rick Dalton’s house to fix an antenna. It’s a warm summer afternoon in Los Angeles, so Cliff strips down and takes off his shirt. Pitt’s physique and the way the sun is beating down on his body and glaring off his abs overwhelmed more than a handful of moviegoers. Tarantino appeared on the latest episode of Amy Schumer’s “3 Girls, 1 Keith” podcast and recalled the moment he tried and failed to direct Pitt’s acting when it came to how Cliff should take off his shirt.

“It was funny because actually in public Brad is kind of shy about things like that,” Tarantino said. “At the same time, he knows exactly what time it is. I go, ‘So, I’m thinking maybe you unbutton the Hawaiian shirt, and you peel that off, and then peel off the Champion T-shirt.’ He was like, ‘Really? You want me to go through all that button bullshit? I’ll just take it off in one bit. Go!’”

Tarantino continued, “I’m like, okay, this guy knows exactly what time it is. Shut the fuck up and let the master do his job! Even when you see him in the work shed and the way he puts on the leather gloves and puts the wire in his mouth all butch and macho. He just knows what time it is.”

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From the webmiss

Hello our fellow Brad admirers! Perhaps you noticed that the updates are few and far inbetween recently. This is because your webmiss was experiencing a difficult pregnancy. Our son Faaz was born february 29th and needed lots of immediate care in the hospital. This took a lot of my attention, love and focus. We are home now since last week and all is well. Slowly we are settling down. I will resume updates again soon.

Until then our social media manager and true friend Shann is keeping you updated with news here and on our instagram @simply__brad

Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson, and Cynthia Erivo Are Voting This Election | W Magazine

(LOS ANGELES) — With Super Tuesday around the corner, W magazine has released an all-star PSA including this year’s Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Laura Dern, as well as nominees Scarlett Johansson and Cynthia Erivo, among others, to get people registered to vote.

The campaign, urging people to “register to vote and be heard” this election cycle, also features Adam Sandler, Chris Evans, Awkwafina and more.

While not endorsing a particular party, the supercut features the superstars saying, “I vote because I believe in change.”

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