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!
After all that fighting with a paparazzo outside the marriage license bureau (and the fact he is, you know, wearing a wedding ring), Alec Baldwin is apparently still not married to fiance Hilaria Thomas. According to Celebuzz, the 30 Rock actor has a marriage license but allegedly has yet to lock it down. Considering Alec basically went to the mat with a photographer for his license, that’s a little…weird, isn’t? Then again, it wouldn’t be the first odd move Alec Baldwin has made, as demonstrated by our comprehensive list of the Top 7 Weirdest Alec Baldwin Moments we’ve assembled below. Long story short, we cut this guy a loooooot of slack in the oddball department. Maybe it’s the eyes? Check out Alec’s weirdest moments, and let us know what you think. It’s the eyes, isn’t it? Or the maybe the hair…?
The gossip gods giveth and the gossip gods taketh away. Just as we announced that Maroon 5 heartthrob Adam Levine is single, we discovered that another Hollywood hunk is now off the market. We’re talking, of course, about Alec Baldwin. Sorry, ladies!
The 30 Rock star popped the question on Saturday to his girlfriend, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, while the two were visiting Long Island. “Yes, it’s true! Alec proposed to Hilaria this weekend and we’re all excited for the newly engaged couple,” Alec’s rep told People this afternoon. “Alec’s birthday is tomorrow. Great way to celebrate!” Definitely! We can’t think of a better way to turn 54 than to get engaged to a 28-year-old. Baldwin will never age.
The duo met a dinner in early 2011, and became public that September. Since then, they’ve pushed social media to gooey new heights with mushy tweets proclaiming their love. “All of a sudden I found myself where I was available to have something more real in my life,” Baldwin said in an interview with the Daily Beast last fall. “And now I’m going to move in with her. It’s the most serious thing, I guess, I’ve had in a long, long time.” Awww! It looks like Hilaria is just the calming force the notoriously short-tempered Alec needs. Congrats, you two! We’ll celebrate with a bowl of Schweddy Balls!
As anyone who’s heard Alec Baldwin‘s “little pig” rant knows, the 30 Rock star doesn’t deal with stress very well. So with his name in the paper for daughter Ireland’s 911 call following his rumored drug overdose, it’s no surprise Alec went ape-poopie on paparazzi on his way home from work yesterday. “Don’t touch me!” Baldwin reportedly yelled at a photographer who tapped him. “I’m calling the cops!” When the boys in blue arrived, the actor discussed the matter briefly before running out to grab the offending pap’s arm. “This guy! This guy!” Baldwin was quickly pulled back into the building, saying “they are the lowest scum on earth. They are the lowest scum on earth.” While “this guy!” was unsettled enough to say “he just assaulted me,” no charges are expected to be filed because…come on.
But what about the medical drama that inspired this madness? According to multiple sources, Ireland had told the dispatcher Baldwin left an argument Wednesday night by saying “I’m tired of this. I’m going to take some pills. I’m going to end this.” Only Baldwin claims he merely took a single Ambien and went to bed, at which point his ex-wife Kim Basinger got his daughter to call 911 to humiliate him. “This is another example of Kim’s sickness,” a Baldwin insider told the New York Daily News. “Alec came back from the hospital and there were cameras outside his house at 2 a.m. Gee, I wonder how they found out?” Neither Baldwin nor Basinger have yet to comment directly.
Stars have hair and makeup people, trainers, and stylists. But even an army of experts cannot save some celebrities from showing up in horrifying outfits on Oscar night. From Bjork‘s infamous swan dress to Trey Parker and Matt Stone dressing in drag to costume designer Lizzy Gardiner showing up with American Express cards all over her body to Whoopi Goldberg‘s bizarre jumpsuit and cape getup, rarely does an Oscar ceremony pass without some crazy star wearing a red carpet tragedy. Check out our gallery of the worst Oscars red carpet fashions of all time! [Photos: Getty Images]
Which is better: to be nominated for Oscars year after year and never win like Kate Winslet, or to win once like Halle Berry and spend the rest of your life making crap like Gothika? For a variety of reasons, from the lack of good roles for talented actors without star power, to the poor choices of a star gone wild, some Oscar winners and nominees have only tasted Academy love once in their life. Here are ten of our favorite one-hit Oscar wonders.
On NBC’s hit sitcom 30 Rock, Oscar/Emmy serial nom Alec Baldwin is straight-up hilarious – but the voicemail recording that leaked in April 2007, featuring the actor verbally assaulting his 12-year-old daughter Ireland, was anything but:
“YOU HAVE MADE AN ASS OUT ME OF FOR THE LAST TIME … PICK UP THE GODDAMN PHONE … I DON’T CARE THAT YOU’RE TWELVE OR ELEVEN OR WHATEVER, ARE YOU PIG ENOUGH TO PICK IT UP? I’M A GOOD FATHER, AND YOU’RE A PIG. I DON’T GIVE A SHIT. GOOD FATHER. YOU THINK THIS IS ABUSE? YOU THINK THIS IS ABUSE, YOU THOUGHTLESS PAIN IN THE ASS? GET MAD, YOU DAUGHTER-OF-A-BITCH . . . PIG. OH, ALSO, TELL YOUR MOTHER I SAID GO F*CK YOURSELF. This is Dad, ring me back when you get a chance.”
This over-the-top, foam-spewing tirade was clearly tied to Alec’s anger at his ex-wife, Kim Basinger. Their 1993 marriage had officially ended in divorce in 2002, and a gag order forbade the feuding stars from discussing their strife in public. He accused Kim of leaking the tape. She denied it. Amid the media jamboree he appeared on The View to express remorse for his brutal rant – and blamed it all on Kim: “I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years,” he said. Miraculously, Baldwin’s career survived the stink, his work on 30 Rock distracting fans from his accidental role as Freakazoid Father.
Has Ireland called him back yet, we wonder?
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