Get ready world, because the Brangelina army might be growing even larger. Star Magazine is reporting that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting their 7th (!) child. A few more and they’ll have enough for their own softball team! Angie gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne in July 2008, and eldest Shiloh was born way back in May 2006. Considering the fact that they’ve also adopted three children, it’s safe to assume that these superstars are really in to the whole parenting thing.
“Angelina has been talking about having another child for years now,” a source tells Star. “But Brad kept putting his foot down because of their intense schedules and chaotic lifestyle.” Well now she’s apparently pregnant, so Brad must either have had a change of heart, or a really poor grasp on biology. “She had morning sickness and didn’t want to draw attention to herself in public,” the insider continued. “She’s focusing on the other children right now, trying to prepare them for the new baby.” In (questionable) fact, she intensely believes that the new bundle will be born a boy. “Shiloh has even determined that the baby’s name must be John,” they offer in weirdly specific detail.
In the December 2011 issue of Marie Claire, Angelina did hint that another pregnancy might not be far off. “Nothing is planned at the moment, but we just don’t know. I could end up pregnant.” But somehow we’re going to need more than Angelina just keeping a low profile to fully believe this story…for now.
People really seem to like when Mike Tyson gets humble — and we think that’s why he’s trotted out this amazing story about a love triangle involving him, ex-wife Robin Givens and Brad Pitt on more than one occasion this year. He told the tale as part of his Spike Lee-directed one man show on Broadway over the summer, and while promoting it in April, he told it on Conan. Back then, the story went like this: Mike and Robin were in the midst of their divorce in 1989, but the boxer was still making frequent house calls to the actress’ house, “hitting it” just before they’d go to their lawyers’ offices to call each other every name in the book. Except one day, when Tyson rang the buzzer and no one was home. He was about to leave when Givens drove up to the house, with Brad Pitt. He told Conan that his first thought was, “Oh, man, I ain’t gonna get no p—y,” and instead of getting mad, “I went from a hard stallion to a wet noodle.”
Brad Pitt’s latest role is an unusual one: Furniture designer! The 48-year-old is teaming up with famed craftsman Frank Pollarofor a line of luxury home furnishings to be unveiled in New York on November 13th. The pieces include a 17-foot dining room table finished in 24K gold, and an epically huge bed.
Apparently Brad has been harboring secret carpentry ambitions for many years. “I’ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright,” the actor toldArchitectural Digest. “Actually, I found Wright in college, when looking for a lazy two-point credit to get out of French. It forever changed my life.”
The duo hit it off when Frank was installing a custom commissioned desk in Brad’s home and caught a glimpse of his sketch book. “I asked him, ‘Why don’t we make some of this stuff real?’” Frank said. “Brad said he thought that could be fun.” But Brad is by no means the first celebrity who’s gone out of their comfort zone with a side project. Although some have succeeded more than others. Head on down to the gallery below to see a few of our favorites from over the years!
We know all know Jennifer Aniston got her start running in terror from a tiny evil leprechaun in, you know, Leprechaun, but did you know that most A-listers have a crappy horror film lurking in their past somewhere? From Paul Rudd to Jack Black, Demi Moore to Amy Adams, the biggest names in Hollywood have at one point been covered in corn syrup blood and chased by a prop chainsaw. So enjoy 10 amazing actors and actresses who had to pay their dues at the business end of a fake meat cleaver. Our personal favorite? Julianne Moore. Can anyone name a dumber movie death than hers? We honestly want to know!
You’d be forgiven for thinking that part 2 of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 ad is directed by Terrence Malick. The meaningful voiceover — “It’s not a journey. Every journey ends, but we go on … The world turns, and we turn with it. Plans disappear, dreams take over” — is the same as in the first version of the ad, but now it’s paired with beautiful images of women looking out over a city at night, walking on water in front of a mountain range at sunset, walking through a stark office building and riding an elevator. And then there’s that zoomed-out image of the Earth from space — except it looks like a lava-covered newborn planet that would fit perfectly into one of those beautiful-but-inscrutable scenes from The Tree of Life. Read more…
How we railed at the Brad Pitt’s fiasco of a teaser video for Chanel. It wasn’t his fault. We wanted to see more of him and all Chanel gave us was seven seconds of his voice. We may have muttered some French swear words under our breath. As you know by now, Brad is the face of the brand’s iconic Chanel No. 5. fragrance, becoming the only man ever to shill a women’s perfume in Chanel’s storied history. And what a face it is, right? So for a teaser video to not tease us with Brad, was an act of transgression. Fortunately, they’ve righted that wrong with the full video, which you can see above. Is the commercial borderline cheesy? No. Because it’s wholly cheesy. Is Brad looking older? Why yes, he is. We ask these questions, because we were reading comments made by his detractors under the video in the link. Brad’s 48-years-old. He’s going to have some lines on his handsome face, and grey hair. That’s what happens with age and when you don’t go with the Fountain of Youth cosmetic surgery route. And about the level of cheese here? Whatever. The second Brad starts musing, “It’s not a journey. A journey ends, we go on …” we’re sold hook, line and sinker. And when he concludes with, “Wherever I go, there you are. My luck, my fate, my fortune … Chanel No. 5. Inevitable,” we actually found ourselves jealous of a bottle of perfume.
There’s a whole lot of Brad Pitt happening in these parts, what with his lame-o Chanel teaser video yesterday and this InterviewOctober-November cover today. We aren’t calling Pitt himself lame, by the way. The decision by the Chanel folks to give us basically nothing in the teaser video, was. But this cover more than makes up for the disappointment mainly due to the amazing photo shoot. There’s a slideshow of some incredible black-and-white pictures of Pitt in different avatars — dread-locked and very sexy, an Hollywood star and a hitman, to name a few. And he rocks every single look. That’s the kind of Pitt we want — lots of him (take note, Chanel.) The interview itself has been done by the actor’s director in Snatch — Guy Ritchie — and the two of them have a long chat about Pitt’s new crime film, Killing The Softly. Pitt says it’s not just about crime, though. It’s also a political film, he reveals, saying, “… And what made me laugh and what I think presents so many parallels to politics was that, what these guys in the film were dealing with, wasn’t really the issue itself, but the perception of the issue. It was about getting the perception right so that the people who were making money could continue to make money and everyone else would fall in line as they were supposed to. Again, that’s something that relates to the way that our economy works—and, really, politics itself works. The political discussion in America is very seldom about the issues—it’s often more about the perception of the issues …” Have a read, and then you can go back to looking at the pictures — we promise!
C’mon, Chanel, why you gotta play us like that? Almost five months ago to the day, Chanel released the news that Brad Pitt was going to be starring in their forthcoming campaign for the classic, cult 91-year-old perfume, Chanel No. 5. We couldn’t believe it because this is a women’s perfume, and it really is a pretty forward-thinking decision to have an actor take the helm to shill the fragrance. But the statement said it all, reading, “Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for Chanel No. 5.” Cue brain exploding. And then it got better. A couple of days ago, WWD informed us that the commercial and print ads were finally going to be unveiled mid-month. We’re almost at the middle of the month! The moment had arrived. The commercial has been shot by director Joe Wright, who also shot this incredibly sexy short film starring KeiraKnightley for Chanel. Andrea d’Avack, the president of Chanel Fragrance & Beauty revealed that, “this dynamic, modern campaign will make people think in a completely different way about No.5.” Of the actual campaign, he said, “It is the first time we’ve had a man speaking about a women’s fragrance. We think very much that the perfume is a seduction between a man, a woman and the perfume …” We know Brad can do seduction supremely well, so we got even more charged up. And THEN, Chanel released a teaser video yesterday, which we clicked on and watched in breathless anticipation. Only to have our bubble burst rudely. Call this a teaser, Chanel? You can’t see his face. It’s seven seconds long. And all it has is Brad’s (gravelly, sexy) voice saying, “Are you going somewhere? Where?” That’s it. That’s all we get. Which is nothing. We’re calling it — lame, lame, LAME.
Russell Brand sure does like the pop stars! Less than a year after his split with teenage dream Katy Perry, the comedian was photographed leaving the home of Spice Girl Geri Halliwell. It’s been rumored that the two have started a romance after getting reacquainted at the Olympic closing ceremony earlier this month. “Geri has said they have a spiritual connection through yoga and they practise asana together,” a friend told Britain’s Sun paper. “‘Russell is known for action between the sheets but he is actually very good at just sitting still in silence. It is something that has acted as a bond for he and Geri as their relationship blossoms.”
Considering how bummed out he looked upon leaving her house last night, we hope things are still going ok! “They’re just friends and have been out a few times, there’s not much else to add at this stage,” another friend told the Daily Mail. Regardless of the length of their relationship, this hookup will definitely be a great addition to our “WTF, They Dated?!” list of really random celebrity couples. Check out more in the gallery below!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took approximately six decades to get engaged, so we assumed that we’d be grandparents by the time they finally went ahead with the actual wedding. But color us amazed when we heard that the super couple might be tying the knot this very weekend! Sadly, we were not invited. According to the UK Sun, their French chateau is being prepped for some kind of major blow out, with Brad’s parents even being flown in, as well as the man who designed Angelina’s engagement ring, jeweler to the stars Robert Procop.
The couple’s reps are claiming that the big event is actually a 50th anniversary party for Brad’s mom and dad, but sources in the town just aren’t buying it. “Brad flew in to oversee preparations but they’re all here now,” they told the magazine. “They say it’s for Jane and Bill, but some think this could be it. Even Angelina’s private jeweler is here.” It’s rumored that the ceremony at their Provencal estate will have a miniscule guest list of around 20 or so, including George Clooney. “George and Brad are best pals, there’s no way he’d miss it,” the source continued. “He’s at his house in Italy, but could fly to Marseille in an hour. There’s a real buzz around the estate.” Brad reportedly bought Angie a watch valued at upwards of $350,000 as a wedding gift recently, so maybe they really are making the final steps towards marriage. Or as it’s known in Hollywood circles, the first steps towards divorce.
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