Oscar nominee Brad Pitt paid a visit to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans a few weeks ago and Ellen Degeneres came with and praised the 48-year-old actor’s efforts.
The dad-of-six is heading up a charity called ‘Make It Right’ – which he started after seeing the area was trashed back by Hurricane Katrina back in 2007.
What’s LMAO-ful is that Brad pretends to be best mates with the locals in the Ninth ward and chums it up with them, name-checking them all in front of Ellen as they stroll through the area. “How YOU doin’?” he calls, Joey from Friends style as they wander through the area.
But, luckily Brad realises that just because he’s the celebrity hire-a-face behind the project, that he shouldn’t get all the credit for the good work: ‘I’m getting far too much credit for this. This took a lot of very smart people coming in and attacking the situation. It took the families determined to come back [after Hurricane Katrina] and their resilience and they’re defining what this thing was going to be.
‘I get far too much credit for bringing some really smart people together.’
What he also should get good credit for is taking his unwashed wig out for a breath of fresh air. And the toupee sure looks all the better for the walk.
Explaining the lego-esque inspiration behind the houses, Brad says that one of the six children he has with partner Angelina Jolie ‘draws pictures’ of houses so often, that ‘he’ might even have a career in architecture.
But whilst even I can’t hate on the good work behind this project, I did promise that I would reveal more details about Brad and Angelina Jolie getting together as soon as i had fresh pictures of Brad. I said the other day that they slept with each other within three weeks of meeting each other on the January 2004 set of Mr and Mrs Smith.
She used to give him blow-jobs in his trailer after Brad whinged that Jen had never did that for him. Angelina’s response was that if she was married to him, that she would do that every day. Brad and her then met at the hotel L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills, where her mother Marcheline Bertrand lay dying of uterine cancer for regular hotel sex.
Brad told Angelina at the time that his marriage to Jen Aniston was officially over but that they were waiting for an opportune time to announce it to the public. This wasn’t true- Jen thought the marriage was still on, and even asked Brad to his face if he was sleeping with Angelina per the rumors in the American tabloid press in March of that year and he lied to her face. In Mid-May 2004 I saw myself Brad and Jen arrive in the lobby of the Hotel du Cap for the Cannes film festival. He looked wiry in person and greeted Jack Black as they walked through the hotel lobby- fresh from their flight from LA. Pitt said: “hey man how are you?” and Black (who was sitting with Cameron Diaz, Meg White and Justin Timberlake drinking white wine) responded with: “Not bad man, but I need a dump”.
Brad and Jen (who looked prettier and shorter in real life) then carried their own bags down to the Eden Roc annexe of the five-star hotel. Pitt stayed for one night and then left and the next night Aniston was at a party on her own in the lobby bar of the hotel. Jen was holding court and looked pretty and not crazy skinny in real life as she talked to Uma Thurman and Mick Jagger. Will Smith was there doing a human beatbox surrounded by more bodyguards than anyone else in the room, Mick Jagger was hitting on Uma Thurman, Cameron was drunk again publicly marking her territory with Justin Timberlake. It was THE best night of my entire career from a Hollywood gossip point of view, and THEN Angelina Jolie walked in on her way to her room with her bodyguard at the time and a French photographer pal. Her bodyguard saw Jen meters away and pointed Angelina in the direction of the lift. She knew she was f-cking Jennifer Aniston’s husband and saw her there right in front of her, `knew from Brad that Jen had asked Brad point blank if he was f-cking his co-star and he lied and she bolted. I saw it with my own eyes. If that was you and you weren’t f-cking another woman’s husband, wouldn’t you front it out and go say hello, especially given that they were working together on Mr and Mrs Smith at the time?
It wasn’t until December 2004 that Brad finally admitted to Jen about him and Ange. He had got a helicopter to Matthew Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer’s place outside London shortly after landing in London from LA and Ange gave him an ultimatum. She said: ‘Leave your wife for me and I will adopt a daughter immediately and try for a biological baby, or it’s over’. Jen was staying at the Dorchester Hotel in London because she was filming in the city at the time. Brad flew back to London on December 17th and told Jen he’d lied and that he didn’t have just “feelings” for Angelina Jolie, that he had cheated on her with the actress. Jen was devastated. They then flew to Anguilla with Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette and on Jan 7th 2005 came the joint announcement that the marriage was over.
And that, my friends, is exactly why Brad still this day wants you to believe he’s such a caring, sharing person. I can’t knock his work in New Orleans, but don’t think for one second that he doesn’t get anything out of it… because he does….