Brad Pitt’s latest role is an unusual one: Furniture designer! The 48-year-old is teaming up with famed craftsman Frank Pollaro for 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 told Architectural 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!
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It’s been a while since Roseanne Barr has been on television with her own series—fourteen years, to be exact—but the “domestic goddess” is back. The Lifetime Network has given Barr a half-hour reality show that shows off her life as the owner of a nut farm. Seriously.
Barr owns a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, and the new show will follow her as she runs the farm along with her son Jake and her boyfriend, Johnny Argent. In a hokey press release, the comedian said “I’m coming back down to earth, and keeping it real. They’ve said ‘Roseanne’s nuts’ for years, and now I’m going to make that a reality—I’m all about nuts now, macadamia nuts!” From that, we can only assume that this show will either be the most awesome thing ever, or the worst reality show since The Hasselhoffs got pulled off the air.
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Roseanne, star of She-Devil, hit the big time when her sitcom, also named Roseanne, debuted in 1988. Anna Wintour, the inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada, became editor-in-chief of Vogue the very same year. Both were born on November 3rd, but which one is older? The answer is after the jump.
Looks like it’s time to breakout those Team Jolie t-shirts again! No, it’s not another battle over Brad Pitt‘s love, but a straight out attack from the always-entertaining lunatic Roseanne Barr. Roseanne had her nails out when she took to her blog to rip Angelina Jolie a new one for not endorsing Barack Obama.
In a post from Friday, Roseanne addresses Jon Voight (the actress’ father): “Your evil spawn Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more.”