Category: family

Good Morning America

Earlier today, movie hunk Brad Pitt talked to ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas on “Good Morning America” where he opened up about aging, fatherhood and touched on his new movie “World War Z”.

When talking about how everything changing when he became a father, he said, “It turns everything on its head. I love it. I love it.”

Brad spoke of how he and Angelina Jolie ensure that their children have as much normalcy in their lives as possible. He referred to his homes as “base camps” saying that they do spend time in New Orleans, but have a base camp in Los Angeles because they both work there a lot. He also said that they are looking to establish a European base camp because their children won’t be hounded there due to their strict paparazzi laws regarding photographing children.

He said, “They get more sense of normalcy there. We’re not as hounded at certain places there. France, especially. They have rules about shooting kids — photographing kids. I think they’re more sensitive to it after the Diana incident. They [the French] think they’re as cool as anyone else. We’re not being bothered there.”

With regard to aging, he said that he has already thought about what it’s going to be like turning 50-years-old next year. He said, “I’ve given a lot of thought to it. You become very aware of time. I think also being a father, you become very – everything’s time allocation for me now…spending my time wisely and doing the things that are important to me.”

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Brad Pitt’s daughters ‘do no wrong’

You might wonder, what’s it like being in the same room as one of the most famous people on earth?

Actually, very normal. Once you get past Brad Pitt’s very necessary layers of security, the guy is friendly and very relaxed. And like many of us, he has dubious TV-viewing habits.

When told that this reporter had issues with her toddler son throwing tantrums, Pitt, who has six kids, nodded in sympathy.

“Sounds like you need to watch a few episodes of Super Nanny. It’s pretty good, by the way,” he says. “Speaking of which, have you seen the show I Was Impaled?The whole show is about being impaled. Literally, a fence post sticking out of your shoulder.”

So at home, who’s tougher, Pitt or his fiancee Angelina Jolie?

“I’m more of a disciplinarian with the boys. The girls do no wrong, of course. Mom’s a little more equal in her dishing,” he admits.

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Brad Pitt Spent Thanksgiving in London on Set

While most Americans celebrated Thanksgiving with family on Thursday, Brad Pitt spent his holiday with zombies on the set of World War Z in London.

“I didn’t know it was Thanksgiving until like midday. Until [the] afternoon,” he told PEOPLE in an interview for the coming issue.

“When you’re overseas, they don’t celebrate it in England. And [Angelina Jolie] and some of the kids are overseas in Cambodia this week, working on the [The Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation] there,” he said. “It completely escaped me until someone brought me some English pumpkin pie.”

Even though Pitt, 48, went without the traditional turkey and stuffing this year, he didn’t seem to mind, saying, “That’s okay, last year we had a big meal and we don’t normally miss things twice.”

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‘The Impossible’ made Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt cry

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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BRAD WHO? How Doug Pitt became a goddamn rock star

Hey, my name’s Doug – ice to meet you.

I WAS late this morning because I was out partying with Doug Pitt. THE Doug Pitt. And we weren’t actually partying.
The star of Virgin Mobile’s brilliant ‘Fair Go Bro’ bro-motion, Doug’s a case of life beginning to imitate art.

He’s actually, kinda, like, a pretty big deal now. Ask your friends.

The red carpet was literally rolled out in Sydney last night for Brad Pitt’s brother, who, in true star style, came late and left early.

Fake paps snapped and clicked and asked me who I was wearing.

“Ah……. orange?”

He popped in and made an appearance. Last night, Doug Pitt wasn’t the nerdy dad from Missouri with three teenagers and a computer shop and a really, really famous brother. Last night, he was THE Doug Pitt.

Read more. Also another interview. Personally I am not really interested in this whole Virgin/Doug stuff but it is family news so yea.

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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