Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington and Mickey Rourke were among the Hollywood stars who gathered at a special memorial service in Los Angeles last week (15 February) to pay tribute to late director Tony Scott.
Actors James Gandolfini and Andy Garcia were also among the hundreds of mourners at the private ceremony, which was held at the Academy Theater, where producer Jerry Bruckheimer, The Dark Knight star Gary Oldman and Scott’s five-time collaborator Washington delivered moving eulogies to the celebrity-packed audience.
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.”
While British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was cooking up some classic and modern English treats for us in London, we were interested in getting the dish on his latest endeavor.
Oliver’s reality show “Food Revolution,” about getting kids to eat healthy, has inspired a big-screen comedy. The movie, called “Food Fight,” is set to be produced by Ryan Seacrest, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Involving a “hot Los Angeles chef” who ends up working with a “ragtag group of kids” to revamp a school’s lunch program, the film is said to be “loosely based” on Oliver’s work and show. Comedians Will Ferrell and Seann William Scott are reportedly on the shortlist to play Oliver in the film.
But the chef says there’s only one actor who will fit the bill.
“I want Brad Pitt to play me,” he told TODAY.com in London. “He’s the only guy I want. It’d be a good job for Brad to get — I think it’d be good for him to get into some serious cooking.”
One of the most glamorous bashes in town will be a charity gala dinner at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Wednesday, two days before the Olympic opening ceremony. Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Christopher Lee and Bob Geldof are expected to attend the black-tie event, which is organized by the charity Sports for Peace and held in honor of boxing great Muhammad Ali.
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In a race that was considered to be a battle of the A-listers, George Clooney took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for “The Descendants.”
After an evening of joking about his celebrity best bud, George Clooney opened his acceptance speech by letting Brad Pitt know exactly what he thought of him.
“I wanted to say it’s nice to see Brad, and it’s nice to be able to tell him not just what wonderful work he’s doing in two films this year,” Clooney said. “But what wonderful work he does in the rest of the world to the rest of the people.”
Pitt, who was nominated for “Moneyball,” and Clooney emerged as the front-runners in the category soon after the nominees were announced last month, and their well-documented friendship came to dominate the conversation around the race.
Earlier in the evening, Clooney borrowed the cane Pitt used throughout the evening, seemingly to poke fun at his friend.
Brad Pitt has been sporting a cane over the past couples of weeks, but he had to go without at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night – for just a few minutes.
Fellow Hollywood star George Clooney swiped Pitt’s prior to hitting the stage at the 69th annual awards show.
The crowd giggled as Clooney walked on stage with the cane. While introducing a clip from Pitt’s “Moneyball,” Clooney started waving the cane around, garnering big laughs from the audience. “I have to give it back to him,” he said. “He can’t make it to the bar otherwise.”
George on possibly being nominated alongside Brad Pitt: “Brad is my pal, and we’re a long way from that discussion anyway. But I’d like living in a world where Brad Pitt has an Academy Award. I watched Moneyball and I couldn’t do what Brad does.”
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