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The Today Show

Rumors, begone. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are one of Hollywood’s most talked-about couples, but the pair have one thing in common that goes without saying: an unwavering love and respect for one another.

In a rare joint interview set to air Monday, Nov. 2, the couple, who secretly tied the knot in France in August 2014, sat down with NBC’s Tom Brokaw to open up about their life as a married couple.

Asked how he felt when Jolie, 40, had to undergo a surgery to remove her ovaries earlier this year, Pitt, 51, said he was behind the actress’ choice 100 percent.

“Whatever’s got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible is gonna be done,” the Moneyball actor said. “This was her charge, no question. It’s a scary decision. There’s many things that can go wrong and go many different directions.”

Jolie opted to remove her ovaries two years after going public with her decision to get a preventive double mastectomy in 2013. But despite her own nervousness, she said she knew she could count on Pitt to keep her afloat.

“I knew through the surgeries that [Pitt] was on my side and that this wasn’t something where I was going to feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn’t going to let that happen,” she said.

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• x002 The Today Show (11/02/15). Thanks Vaska.

Brad to present @Oscars

The Oscars are less than a week away and the entire list of presenters has been announced!

In years past, the Academy Awards producers have released the names of a few presenters each day leading up to the big night, but this year the star floodgates have been opened with all 47 names being unveiled.

The presenters for Sunday’s Oscars announced on Monday include:

Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Penelope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Goldie Hawn, Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Michael B. Jordan, Anna Kendrick, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Bill Murray, Kim Novak, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Gabourey Sidibe, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson and Naomi Watts.

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Matt Lauer Hosts Going For Gold, Interviews Golden Globe Nominees

NBC has confirmed a new primetime special event called “Going for Gold,” which will feature interviews with Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and more.

This will kick off the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, Matt Lauer will host a star-studded primetime special “Going for Gold,” featuring interviews with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars and 2014 Golden Globe nominees including Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt and the cast of 12 Years a Slave, Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Idris Elba, Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac and many more. “Going for Gold,” an NBC News production, airs Friday, January 10 at 8pm/7c.

Golden Globe nominees Bradley Cooper and film director David O. Russell sit down with Willie Geist to talk about their film, American Hustle. Cooper is nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Russell is nominated for Best Director. American Hustle is nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

The cast of 12 Years a Slave, including Brad Pitt, Best Actor nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor nominee Michael Fassbender, Best Supporting Actress nominee Lupita Nyong’o, Alfre Woodard and Best Director nominee Steve McQueen, sit down with Ann Curry to discuss the film. 12 Years a Slave was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama.

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Good Morning America

Quick TV alert: Brad will be guest on Good Morning America monday morning (June 17). Be sure to tune in, if possible. Thank you Gabriella.

A Life So Large

Brad Pitt won’t remember you. If you’ve met him, he’ll have no idea who you are when he meets you again. Even if you’ve had what he calls “a real conversation,” your face will start fading from his memory as soon as you walk away. He’ll try to hold on to its outlines, but your features will suffer an inexorable erasure, and the next time he sees you you’ll be brand-new to him. He used to try tricking those he’d forgotten into thinking he remembered them, or at least waiting them out for a clue or scrap of context. But then he decided to experiment.

“So many people hate me because they think I’m disrespecting them,” he says. “So I swear to God, I took one year where I just said, This year, I’m just going to cop to it and say to people, ‘Okay, where did we meet?’ But it just got worse. People were more offended. Every now and then, someone will give me context, and I’ll say, ‘Thank you for helping me.’ But I piss more people off. You get this thing, like, ‘You’re being egotistical. You’re being conceited.’ But it’s a mystery to me, man. I can’t grasp a face and yet I come from such a design/aesthetic point of view. I am going to get it tested.”

He is convinced he has that thing, that condition he read about a few years ago. What’s it called? Is he pronouncing it right? That’s it: prosopagnosia. It’s gotten to the point where he doesn’t even like going out — “that’s why I stay at home” — but he’s also a public person, the center of crowds. “You meet so many damned people,” he says. “And then you meet ’em again.”

And so, if you ever meet Brad Pitt, you should know a few things: He’ll probably forget you. He’ll probably worry about forgetting you. He’ll probably worry that you’ll think he’s an asshole for forgetting you. And then he’ll probably do or say something that will inspire you to tell people that you just met Brad Pitt, and he’s not an asshole at all….

Read more. Brad is on the cover of the June/July edition of Esquire.


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Brad Pitt coming to Australia

LADIES, cancel all dates for Sunday, June 9.

That’s when Brad Pitt will walk the red carpet at the Australian premiere of his film World War Z.

Pitt is set to attend the event in Sydney with director Marc Forster and producer Dede Gardner.

A post-apocalyptic zombie movie, World War Z stars Pitt as United Nations employee Gerry Lane, who’s thrown into a race against time to stop a pandemic that’s toppling armies and governments and threatening the very future of humanity.

* World War Z releases in Australian cinemas on June 20

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Vanity Fair

“He took me through how excited he was when he read the book, what was exciting for him, the geopolitical aspect of it,” screenwriter Damon Lindelof tells Vanity Fair contributor Laura M. Holson in the June issue of Vanity Fair of meeting Brad Pitt to discuss the star’s troubled zombie project, World War Z.

Lindelof says Pitt explained, “‘But when we started working on the script, a lot of that stuff had to fall away for the story to come together. We started shooting the thing before we locked down how it was going to end up, and it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to.’” The actor asked him to watch an edit, and told him, “The thing we really need right now is someone who is not burdened by all the history that this thing is inheriting, who can see what we’ve got and tell us how to get to where we need to get.” Lindelof tells Holson the ending was abrupt and incoherent, but more importantly they were missing a large chunk of footage.

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• x001 Vanity Fair (June). If anyone could scan the magazine for SB, please email me? PS. I found some pics of this photoshoot, check the gallery.

Brad Pitt To Butter Up MTV Movie Awards By Handing Off Golden Popcorn

Brad Pitt, a potential 2014 MTV Movie Award nominee for this summer’s zombie-apocalypse film “World War Z,” has signed on to present the award for Movie of the Year at this Sunday’s 2013 MTV Movie Awards ceremony. And Pitt isn’t the only star coming to the show. “Game of Thrones” actor Peter Dinklage will present the Comedic Genius Award to his “Elf” co-star Will Ferrell in a moment that will surely provide the Internet with plenty of GIF fodder.

Movie of the Year, the biggest award of the night, is an apt award for Pitt to present considering that the actor is one of the biggest stars in the world. The “Moneyball” and “Inglorious Basterds” actor will be handing off the Golden Popcorn to one of last year’s biggest movies — “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Django Unchained,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Ted.” Only time will tell if the winner is human, super human, or a foul-mouthed stuffed animal.

Read more. This airs this sunday, april 14th. Be sure to watch.

Brad to present @ Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor recipients Kathy Bates, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Sir Ben Kingsley, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, Zoe Saldana, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig will be presenters at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.

They join a growing roster of actors who will honor their colleagues at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that already includes Kevin Bacon, Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Chandler, Matt Czuchry, Patrick Duffy, Jean Dujardin, Tina Fey, Linda Gray, Judy Greer, Larry Hagman, Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, SAG President Ken Howard, Regina King, John Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman, Maya Rudolph, Kyra Sedgwick, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and Dick Van Dyke.

Brad Pitt has earned his fifth SAG Award nomination for his lead performance in “Moneyball.” Pitt received an Actor in 2010 as a member of the cast in “Inglourious Basterds” and can next been seen starring in “Cogan’s Trade” and “World War Z,” films he also produced with his production company, Plan B Entertainment.

SAG Awards(R) will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT)

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