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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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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Kim and Kris, Russell and Katy, Demi and Ashton…We all know it’s been pretty rough out there for celebrity couples. But through it all, there’s one duo who has never faltered. We’re of course talking about BBFs George Clooney and Brad Pitt. These first teamed up on the big screen in 2001′s Ocean’s 11, and they’ve been tight ever since. ”Brad is one of the great guys,” George recently told the Hollywood Reporter. Sadly, it seems like their bromance is mostly a long distance affair. “We’re good friends, but it’s different from what people think—meaning we don’t spend a lot of time together. He has been to my home in Como; we motorcycle together. But until recently, I hadn’t seen Brad in a year.” Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Or something like that!
But seriously, these dudes really seem to care about each other, and the enjoyment they get from each other’s company is clear in every picture. They’ve shared screen time, and now for the first time their sharing Oscar nominations! Clooney got the nod for his role as the “back-up parent” in The Descendants, and Brad for his portrayal of Oakland A’s manager and stats wiz Billy Beane in Moneyball. So in honor of their duel moment of glory, let’s take a look back at their most adorably bromantic photos. Enjoy!
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Or not, depending on how you feel about the holiday. And listen, we know there are a lot of singletons out there who are not so pleased about how much we in the media focus on this holiday. But we can’t help it, OK? We cover divorces and breakdowns and deaths and fights all the time, and it’s really nice to have a day that’s all about the important things in life. (No, not the unveiling of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, though that’s nice too.) We just really want to escape from it all and look at Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez nuzzling each other. We would like to soak in the happiness that is Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen’s love, bask in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s adorable glory, shiver with delight at the perpetual hotness of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and marvel at the lasting power of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. We are hoping some of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s world-saving affection will rub off on us. And we’re even going to allow for some admiration of Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen, football loyalties aside.
But here’s some good news for you black-hearted V-day haters: The last time we did a best couples gallery, back in December, one of those couples announced their divorce a few days later. Oh, no! What have we done?!?
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The fact that the British Film and Television Awards took place on the same day as the Grammys probably only annoys folks like us, who would really like to be giving both events our full attention. And so it goes that we basically ignored the U.K.’s Oscars, missing adorable speeches from The Artist’s Jean Dujardin and Michel Hazanavicius (whose Best Actor and Best Director wins were two of seven awards for the film), and not catching that cute moment in which Best Actress winner Meryl Streep lost her shoe climbing the stairs to the stage and Colin Firth ran to get it for her and place it on her feet. Until now, of course. On the red carpet, there were a handful of A-listers, a few Mad Men and Downton Abbey faves, and a lot of Brits that haven’t fully crossed over to the states yet. To our slight disappointment, there weren’t too many total fashion fails, but we managed to find a few (Oh, Christina Hendricks, why must you do that to your body?). Mostly, though, we saw some sexy strutting from the likes of Viola Davis, Christina Ricci and Brad Pitt. See for yourself who was hot, and who was just a hot mess, in the gallery below.
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Is there anything more perfect than Oscar nominee Brad Pitt? He’s got the perfect wife, perfect career, perfect kids, perfect smile, perfect muscular physique and … let’s stop there, because while we could go on all day, we’re pretty sure none of you need convincing. Even his fashion missteps are perfect, in their own special way! It’s true. We can’t entirely fault Brad for those long bleached blonde locks (it was the ’90s) or even the Kate Gosselin-styled ‘do (also ’90s!). And no one else could rock a scraggly, dreaded beard more grandly than Pitt. Also, most of his, shall we say, less-than-ideal stylings were for a role, or for saving New Orleans, or something. That’s why we are awarding Brad Pitt with TheFABlife’s prestigious Perfect Hair Award (we’ll be on standby if Brad wants to give us an acceptance speech.).
Oh, to be a follicle on that perfectly shaped scalp, or a faint bit of stubble along his perfectly chiseled jawline, but we digress. Check out Brad’s Hair-volution through the years and tell us which look is your fave!