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Friday
Feb152013

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Get into Wine Business

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have a new trick up their sleeves -- they're set to produce a new wine next month.

The rose wine will be called Miraval, Bloomberg reports.  The wine comes from grapes grown at Chateau Miraval, the couple's 1,000-acre estate in Correns, France.  The rose is being produced in a joint venture with the Famille Perrin of winemakers.

Pitt and Jolie both attended rose blending sessions to perfect the taste, and even had a hand in designing the bottle and label, which will have the names “Jolie-Pitt and Perrin" on it.

“We are intimately involved and quite enthused over the wine project with our friends the Perrin family,” a rep for Pitt told Bloomberg.

The new wine label is expected to produce a white by the end of the summer and a red by next year.

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Wednesday
Jan022013

Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Get Married in the Caribbean?

Charbonneau/WireImage(LONDON) -- Are congratulations in order for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie?  Britain's The Telegraph is claiming that the couple "secretly tied the knot" Christmas Day on the Turks and Caicos Islands, in the Caribbean.

The newspaper doesn't offer any other details regarding the alleged nuptials.

It has been reported that Pitt, Jolie, their children and various Pitt family members are vacationing at the home of designer Donna Karan on Turks and Caicos.

If the story is true, this would be Pitt's second marriage and Jolie's third.  They got engaged last April.

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Thursday
Nov012012

Brad Pitt Donating $100K to Same-Sex Marriage Campaign

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt is putting his money where his mouth is as he pushes for the legalization of same-sex marriage in a number of states.

The Human Rights Campaign announced on Wednesday that Pitt will match every dollar contributed by the group's members to ballot measure campaigns for those states, up to $100,000.  Same-sex marriage is on the ballot for next week's election in the states of Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington.

Pitt said in an email sent to HRC members, "It's unbelievable to me that people's lives and relationships are literally being voted on in a matter of days....If you're like me, you don't want to have to ask yourself on the day after the election, what else could I have done?"

Pitt, who's engaged to Angelina Jolie, has long been an advocate for same-sex marriage.

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Friday
Oct192012

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Among Website's Most Charitable Stars

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are stars both in front of and away from the camera.

The engaged couple is among the most charitable celebrities in the world, according to LookToTheStars.org.  The website, which tracks celebrity charity news, compiled its list by examining the number of non-profit organizations and charity events each star supports.

The site notes that Pitt supports 39 charities and foundations, and Jolie backs 27.

The highest-ranking celebrity on the site is musician Annie Lennox, who supports 36 charities and has been involved in more than 200 non-profit events over the past six years.

Another musician, Elton John, ranks second, followed by former President Bill Clinton, U2 frontman Bono, Pitt, George Clooney and Jolie.

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Wednesday
Sep262012

Brad and Angelina Book Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver for Christmas Dinner 

ABC/BRANDON HICKMAN(NEW YORK) -- There are still some 91 days till Christmas, but Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie apparently don't want to wait until the last minute to plan their holiday dinner.  The Sun reports the couple has hired British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to cook their Christmas meal.

A source tells the newspaper, “Jamie has been pals with Brad since he was married to Jennifer Aniston and Ange likes him too.” Jamie will prepare Christmas dinner for the couple and their six kids at their mansion in Surrey, England.

The source says "Brad asked him to do it after he begged Jamie for cookery lessons last year.  Jamie tried to teach him but he’s useless in the kitchen.”

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Monday
Sep102012

Snoop Dogg, Brad Pitt Endorse Four More Years of Obama

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) -- Snoop Dogg may be changing his image from rapper to reggae artist, but he doesn't want the White House to undergo that kind of identity change. If it was up to him, President Obama would have four more years to "get his thang together and finish his deal out," Snoop said when asked about the election at a press conference.

"They need to give Obama four more years, man," he told reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Huffington Post reports. "I mean, Bush f***ed up for eight years, so you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the s**t up in four years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up -- everything was wrong with the house."

Snoop, who was promoting his film Reincarnation. which chronicles his attempt to break into the reggae music scene as "Snoop Lion," gives the president credit for making the world more "peaceful" by killing Osama bin Laden.

"He went and knocked down the most hated, most wanted, the one who had our terror alert on Orange or Red, whatever color it was on," the rapper/reggae singer said. "He went and found him and knocked him down, so don't forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move and have a good time -- it's because he made that happen."

Days after Snoop Dogg said he was hoping for four more years of Obama, actor Brad Pitt expressed the same sentiment.  Months after his mother wrote an op-ed supporting Mitt Romney, Pitt reaffirmed his support for the opposing candidate, President Obama.

"I am an Obama supporter and I'm backing his election campaign," Pitt said at a London screening of his latest movie Killing them Softly, the The Telegraph reports.

Pitt's mother, Jane Pitt, penned an op-ed in the Missouri's Springfield News-Leader in July calling on Christians to vote for Romney because, she said, Obama "is a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage."

Pitt, an ardent supporter of same-sex marriage, said at the screening that "gay marriage is inevitable" and that "it is just a matter of time before it becomes a reality." President Obama is a supporter of civil unions granting same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples. Romney opposes gay marriage.

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Tuesday
Aug072012

Beyonce, Jay-Z Top "Forbes'" List of World's Highest-Paid Celeb Couples

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Beyonce and Jay-Z are movin' on up.  When Forbes released its list of the world's highest-paid celebrity couples last year, the hip-hop power couple was the runner-up for the top spot.  This year, they've climbed to number one.

The magazine points out that though Beyonce put the brakes on her whirlwind schedule in 2011 to welcome into the world her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, the mommy still raked in dough during her maternity leave.  According to Forbes, Beyonce pulled in large sums from her old hits, and that's on top of the money she's made from her platinum-selling album 4.

Between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012, Forbes reports that Beyonce earned $40 million, thanks in part to her non-musical ventures, including a fragrance collection.

As for Jay-Z, he made millions as part of The Throne, which sold out arenas on a global tour.  He stacked slightly less dough than his wife, with Jay earning $38 million between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012.  Some of his money came from non-musical enterprises, including cosmetics company Carol's Daughter and ad firm Translation, according to Forbes.

Together, Beyonce and Jay-Z collected an annual income of $78 million.

Second on Forbes' list is supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her quarterback-husband, Tom Brady.  Combined, the duo pulled in $72 million between May of 2011 and May of 2012, thanks to her modeling work, his NFL salary, and their respective endorsement deals.

David and Victoria Beckham rank third with $54 million, ahead of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who raked in $45 million, and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, who collected $40 million.

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Monday
Jul302012

Brad Pitt Still Alive, Despite Internet Rumor

Eric Charbonneau/WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt has become the latest celebrity to be "killed" by an Internet-spawned snowboarding hoax.

The rumor about the Moneyball star was started by a fake news source called Global Associated News, which claimed Sunday, "Witnesses indicate that Brad Pitt lost control of his snowboard and struck a tree at a high rate of speed," while vacationing in Switzerland.  The copy came complete with a picture of somebody being loaded into a medevac helicopter.

"Pitt was air lifted by ski patrol teams to a local hospital, however, it is believed that the actor died instantly from the impact of the crash," claimed the website, which ran a tiny disclaimer at its bottom reading, "THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE!"

Pitt incidentally suffered the same exact fake fate as a number of stars, including Justin Bieber, Eddie Murphy, Keanu Reeves, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mickey Rourke.

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Thursday
Jul192012

Report: Brad Pitt's Mom Buys Bible for Wedding Gift

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't announced any wedding date, but his mom has already purchased a Bible as a wedding gift for the couple, In Touch Weekly reports.

“It was a special wedding gift,” said Kris Burnett, the Mardel Christian & Education salesperson who sold Jane Pitt the Bible that cost $130.  “We prayed with Brad’s mom and sister over the Bible, asking the Lord to lead the way in Brad and Angelina’s life.”

Jane Pitt even had the name "Angelina" embossed on the cover.

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Brad Pitt’s Lookalike Brother Takes on New Role

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Brad Pitt’s look alike brother, Doug Pitt, is stepping out of the shadow of his famous older sibling with a new video for Virgin Mobile.

In the video, made for Australia as part of Virgin Mobile’s new social media campaign, Doug spoofs his ordinary life in Missouri by taking viewers on a tour of his home.

“This is Doug Pitt,” the video begins. “The second-most-famous Pitt in his family.”

Though he’s unlikely to surpass his brother’s fame, Doug has certainly raised his profile with the video, which has gone viral.

It’s his first celebrity endorsement, but Doug has been in the spotlight before, most recently in 2004 for the premiere of Ocean’s Twelve in which he accompanied his big brother and stunned fans with their uncanny likeness.

Doug has said he gets mistaken for Brad at least three times a week.

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In the video, he shows off some of that Pitt humor.

“This is the family living room, where I usually don’t get to pick what’s on the TV,” Doug deadpans, adding that his wife and kids rule that domain.

Moving on to his “man room,” he taps his foot to music blaring through a set of chunky headphones and explains, “My family doesn’t have my appreciation for classic ’70s rock.”

In the kitchen, where he considers himself “a little bit of a gourmet,” he dons an apron and chops vegetables for a lasagna. Then he goes on about the brilliant features of his printer/scanner in his home office.

Finally,  he professes his love of  ”all sports” and is shown building a bird house in his tool shed and later shooting for a basketball hoop in his driveway, and missing.

Off camera, Brad’s younger sibling is the owner of ServiceWorld Computer Center in Springfield, Mo., where he lives with his family.

“His brother lives the life of a Hollywood A-lister. Doug’s life is a little different,” the video concludes as it shows Doug brushing his teeth.

To give Doug “a taste of his brother’s lifestyle,” the campaign asks viewers to go to a Virgin Mobile website and show Doug some “like.”

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