We didn’t know Doug Pitt existed until this week, and already he’s pulling ahead of Brad Pitt as our favorite Pitt of all time. Brad, a lot of that is on you. A lot of it is on you. After starring in a particularly witty Virgin Mobile ad campaign that riffs on his Everyman status, Doug is enjoying a few moments in the limelight, as opposed having his parents introduce him as, to use the words of A League Of Their Own, their other son, Brad Pitt’s brother. “It’s a little surreal, but it’s fun,” Brad Pitt’s brother told the Today show this morning. “This whole campaign was to be tongue in cheek and to have fun. And luckily, it’s hit its mark.” Meanwhile, Brad should be quaking in his unkempt goatee that his sibling is about to steal the nation’s heart out from under him. Why exactly are we all about Doug of a sudden? We are so glad you asked…
We all get by with a little help from our friends, but celebs even more so. After all, Hollywood is a tough biz, and the only way to survive the ups and downs of Tinseltown is by surrounding yourself with a few true pals who will stick by your side in good times as well as during the bumps and slumps. We’ve long loved the enduring bond Oprah Winfrey and her BFF Gayle King share, and got teary-eyed this awards season watching Busy Phillips escort her nominated pal Michelle Williams to every event in town. And who can resist dudes like Tom Sturridge and Robert Pattinson and Jay-Z and Kanye West, who are always on hand to support each other’s personal and professional triumphs?
And then there are gals like Snooki and J-Woww, who have stuck by each other from day one in the Jersey Shore house. Through booze, bitch slaps, anonymous note-leaving, Vinny sex and drunken fights on the streets of Italy, they’ve never left each other’s side. The girls have a new reality show premiering tonight on MTV chronicling — what else? — the ups and downs of their friendship. In honor of their unbreakable bond, we’ve got 35 of the Most Adorable Celebrity Besties in the gallery below. Have a fave pair? Shout ‘em out in the comments.
The lovely Angelina Jolie has been on Hollywood’s A-List for over 15 years, but she is definitely living proof that stars are born and not made. Just look at these vintage photos we’ve found of the actress from her early days! Taking cues from her Oscar-winning father Jon Voight, Angie made herself at home in front of the camera from an early age. From adorable kid pix on her daddy’s arm, to solo teenage modeling shoots, Angelina has always looked the part of a silver screen legend. So in honor of her 37th birthday today, let’s take a look back at her early days and see how far she’s come!
The actress has had an incredible year even by her high standards. She made her directorial debut with Land of Milk And Honey, and she got engaged to long-time partner Brad Pitt. And, of course, she turned her right leg into a stand-alone (zing!) superstar! Who knows what kind of wonders age 37 will bring? Happy birthday Angelina! Check out some retro Angie goodness in the gallery below.
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While many stars have put their most glam foot forward at the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival, some have decided to keep it casual for their photocalls with simple threads. Brad Pitt suited up with a simple olive green jacket and pant and a plain white v-neck T. (Pitt and others later put on their black-tie best for the premiere of Killing Them Softly, but we’re glad he got to relax a little first. Also, no bow tie in the world could make his long hair and beard look dressed up.) Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton arrived in stylish, yet comfy ensembles — Kim in an all-black pant jumper and Paris in a colorful shirt and black leggings. Of course, every lady that took the casual route in the past few days was still seen with 5-inch stilettos. Since many stars showed up and showed out at Cannes opening day and continued to wow us throughout the weekend, it’s nice to see a few celebs in breezy getups befitting the Mediterranean setting of the film fest.
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Most brands like Marc Jacobs or Lancome hire gorgeous actresses (Dakota Fanning and Emma Watson, respectively) to be the faces of their perfume in order to sell a specific image. “Look at the kind of woman you could be if you wear our fragrance!,” their ads seem to say. “You can wear a pixie cut and baby doll dresses and not look like some sort of massive, sweet-smelling toddler!” Chanel, on the other hand, decided to skip right over the whole “woman’s perfume” issue entirely and instead hot-wired their new Chanel No. 5 campaign directly to the Brad Pitt-loving part of your brain. Does the fact Brad would never actually wear Chanel No. 5 himself affect whether or not you’d buy their fragrance? Let’s see…does looking at his super-hot face right now make you want to smash open your piggy bank and sprint all the way to Neiman Marcus? Yup, we think we just answered our own question.
“Chanel has selected world renowned actor Brad Pitt to be the face of the upcoming advertising campaign for CHANEL No. 5,” the label declared in a release today. Pitt’s deal with Chanel apparently marks both the first time a man has been a face of the fragrance and Brad’s first job as a beauty spokesmodel. Oh man, if this ploy works, Pitt is slowly going to become the spokesperson for every product for women. You had better start looking for a new job now, Jamie Lee Curtis. That cushy Activia gig is about to be snatched right out from under you!
A lot of prep goes into a wedding. There’s the flowers, the catering, the dress, the ceremony, the guest list. And if you’re a multi-millionaire mega star, there’s the all-important prenuptial agreement. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are in the midst of planning their big day, but rumors are circulating as to whether or not the power couple will sign a prenup concerning their tremendous assets. In fact, Forbes estimates the couple’s net worth at over $270 million.
Although they’ve been together for over seven years now, that doesn’t mean that the two won’t someday hit the rocks. And as the boy-scouts always said: be prepared! “The chances of them not having a prenup is slim and zip,” L.A.-based attorney Goldie Schon told Celebuzz. “The fact that they waited this long to tie the knot, you can’t imagine that with this type of wealth and this type of stature that they’re not going to protect themselves so that they don’t have a situation in the future.” They certainly won’t be the first celebs with big money divorce clauses. Check out some of the crazier Hollywood prenups in the gallery below!
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We’ve been dying to see that custom ring Brad Pitt gave Angelina Jolie. Actually hold up, we still have got all the squee out of us regarding Brad and Angie’s engagement! The news broke last week and it was reported that Robert Procop made the ring and it was “designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt.” The description that was given was this: “Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina’s hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.”
Now while that’s great, we actually wanted to see the ring on Angie’s finger properly, and we’ve finally got our wish. We did get a side view of it from The Hollywood Reporter, but what can we say … this is the sort of full-frontal that’s actually welcome. Angelina was spotted coming out of the side entrance of The Roosevelt Hotel in New York yesterday, and she looked like royalty. Impeccable hair and makeup, demure figure-hugging grey dress, nude platform peep toes — hello, Angelina. Plus, the added bonus was that she was smiling from ear-to-ear and showed off the ring to the photographers, which you can see in all its glory in the picture on the right. Comments? Thoughts?
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Related: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Are Engaged … Finally!
We’ll say that one more time: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt</strong> are engaged. A rep for jeweler Robert Procop confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter today that a ring Angie was sporting at an event on Wednesday is in fact an engagement ring, “designed in collaboration with Brad Pitt.”
You are probably having two reactions to this news: 1) Let us see the ring! And 2) Weren’t they engaged already?
We’re working on #1, but for now you can see it over on THR, along with this description: “Brad had a specific vision for this ring, which he realized over a yearlong collaboration. He wanted every aspect of it to be perfect, so I was able to locate a diamond of the finest quality and cut it to an exact custom size and shape to suite Angelina’s hand. Brad was always heavily involved, overseeing every aspect of the creative design evolution. The side diamonds are specially cut to encircle her finger. Each diamond is of the highest gem quality.”
And yeah, as for #2, we do kind of wonder about those couples that claim not to be officially engaged even though they talk about getting married as an inevitable fact. But since we are now ecstatically imagining what this wedding will look like (and OMG the guest list!), we will forgive Brangelina. Every time we used to wish they’d get married already (you’d think the six kids were a good enough sign they’re ready for commitment), we started to feel like our grandparents.
Jon Hamm has the velvety, masculine voice of an angel formed out of cigar smoke and brandy vapor, but that doesn’t mean he can just use it to talk crazy whenever he wants! For example, when claiming that he just doesn’t measure up to fellow A-listers in the “Hot Face” department. “I don’t necessarily think of myself like the handsome guy. That’s reserved for Brad Pitt and Ryan Reynolds and those guys,” Hamm scoffed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I guess I never really thought of myself that way. I just wanted to be a regular person and try to portray parts as varied as I could.” A regular person! Do you hear yourself right now, Don Draper? Did an alien seize control of your vocal chords this weekend? A regular person. Please.
Less crazy-making, but more groan-inducing, is Hamm’s continuing comments about his beef with Kim Kardashian. Jon, let it go! We all agreed with you the first time around! “I don’t think they were careless; I think they were accurate,” the Friends With Kids actor proclaimed on the Today show this morning in a direct rebuttal to Kardashian’s annoyed tweets. “It’s a part of our culture that I certainly don’t identify with, and I don’t really understand the appeal of it other than in a sort of car crash sensibility, and it’s not something that I partake in or enjoy, but it is what it is, and here we are.” Between this and the Ryan Reynolds comment, Jon, we might have to watch the new season of Mad Men with the sound-off. Sure, sometimes we do that anyway, but you get our point!
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Some people talk about being good friend’s with their exes but we’ve always wondered how true those statements really are. Then we look at Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton and realize that their relationship actually hasn’t been exaggerated. They are are close. So much so that Angelina has written the foreword to Billy Bob’s new memoir, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. Considering they divorced back in 2003, in a world where splits can be quite acrimonious, we think that the gesture is quite something. He also has other famous buddies involved with the book, in the form of “commentary by Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam and Tom Epperson.”
Of course, the National Enquirer has been claiming that this spells trouble for Brad Pitt and Angie, and that she “plans to reunite with ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton.” The tabloid even goes as far as to claim that Brad ran out of a restaurant in Berlin, bawling because he found out that Billy and Angie had plans to meet up at the Berlin International Film Festival. Brad Pitt. Bawling. Angie. The evil woman who breaks hearts for breakfast. Who really believes in this bunch of hokum? It’s just a book, guys.
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