“It’s shameful how little I know about baseball … I’m amazed they let me do this movie. Baseball and I didn’t get along that well. I wrestled one year [in high school]. I dove one year. Everything but baseball.”
—Brad Pitt talks to Sports Illustrated about his new movie, “Moneyball” (which opens this weekend), the true story of an Oakland A’s manager who turned his team around by recruiting bargain players rather than going after the same ones every other team wanted. So what made Brad want to do a flick about his least favorite sport? “I’m a sucker for the underdog story,” he explained. [People] Keep reading »
“I spent the ‘90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony. I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out. It started feeling pathetic. It became very clear to me that I was intent on trying to find a movie about an interesting life, but I wasn’t living an interesting life myself. I think that my marriage [to actress Jennifer Aniston] had something to do with it. Trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.”
– Brad Pitt opens up to Parade about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. Listen, I love Brad and Angelina Jolie as much as the next celeb-obsessed romantic, but, like, does he have to pour salt in Jen’s wounds? I know it appears like she’s happy and all, but I would be annoyed if a dude who left me was telling some magazine that life with me was boring. We get it, Brad. Life got way more exciting when Angelina — and her knives and her tattoos and her fertile womb — came along. [Parade]
UPDATE: Brad Pitt apparently thinks his words were misinterpreted. See what he told Reuters, after the jump… Keep reading »
I’m pretty fascinated by the tale of the 36-year-old man who broke into Celine Dion‘s house in Montreal. The dude apparently got in the house by jumping a fence, opening an unlocked car door, and rummaging for a garage door opener. (Note to Celine: Always lock your car doors, lady. Seriously.) Interestingly, this guy didn’t break in to steal anything. No, it seems more like he felt like he belonged there. “He opened the water faucets, was pouring a nice warmish bath. He even managed to eat some pastry that was in the fridge,” a police spokesman said. He even seemed genuinely surprised when police officers arrived on the scene. “The suspect was coming down the big staircase and was asking: ‘Hey, guys what are you doing here?’”
This reminds me a lot of the infamous Brad Pitt stalker. Keep reading »
“I had the flu. I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn’t know any other way. [Brad read it and] said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.’ … It was something I didn’t trust out of my hands, so by default I ended up putting myself in as director. I’ve never felt more exposed. My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words. Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.”
—Angelina Jolie talks to Vanity Fair about penning the script for “In the Land of Blood and Honey” and deciding to direct the film herself. Fascinating story. But to me this is a study in how different people can hear very different things in the exact same words. Angelina obviously took Brad Pitt‘s reaction to her script to be encouraging. But if my significant other said to me that something I wrote was “not that bad,” I would take it to be his way of telling me it kind of sucks and needs a lot of work. Perhaps it’s time for one of us to reframe? [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
The lovely Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are on the latest cover of New York magazine, talking about their movie “Moneyball” that opens on September 23rd. Brad looked kinda sexy on the cover—sort of a reversion to his “Legends of the Fall” self. However, inside, I was deeply troubled with this image. What the heck is going on with his hair? After the jump, some names for Brad’s new hairstyle. Which we’re sure will catch on as hardcore as The Rachel. Keep reading »
Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith aren’t the only parents in town who can turn their oldest son into an action star before his 12th birthday. Apparently, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have the same path in mind for Maddox Jolie-Pitt. Brad has apparently named Maddox for the lead role in “Battling Boy,” his production company’s adaptation of a graphic novel about a kid who is the son of a god. The movie is on track to be in theaters by 2013. I could squawk, call this nepotism, and say, “Hey Brad, let some other kids audition,” but the truth is that I’ve always thought Maddox was the awesomest with his mohawk and rad style. I’ll just hope Shiloh is next for the action star treatment. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Nowadays, things have been looking up for Jennifer Aniston in the love department. She’s been dating Justin Theroux for a little while now, going on vacations and what not, and things seem to be going pretty good for the both of them.
Of course, about six years ago, in the midst of discovering her husband of five years had been cheating on her and then hearing him explain he loved someone else, Jen was likely singing a different tune. And quite honestly, we’d love to leave this sad story in the past where it belongs, but some new insider scoop means we must momentarily dive back into the thick turbulence of yesteryear. Keep reading »
I stumbled across this Angelina Jolie interview in Girlfriends Magazine circa 1997, back when she was married to Jonny Lee Miller and was doing press for the movie “Foxfire.” I found a bit that was oddly prophetic:
Girlfriends: You husband [Jonny] has been described as Britain’s Brad Pitt. Is that a fair assessment?
Jolie: [Laughter] I don’t know Brad Pitt, but that’s certainly not how I treat him.
Oh, the irony! Keep reading »