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  • Brad & Angelina’s wedding photos in People and Hello! magazines

    Sep 2 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad & Angelina’s wedding photos in People and Hello! magazinesUncategorized

    Photos of Brad and Angelina’s wedding are featured in this week’s issues of People magazine and Hello! magazine.

    From People: “When Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went about planning their big day, they didn’t have to look far to find the perfect wedding planners: their six children.

    The intimate Aug. 23 ceremony – attended by just 20 friends and family members – was held in the chapel of Château Miraval, the family’s estate in the French village of Correns. The wedding – including exclusive photos of the ceremony, Jolie’s unique dress (decorated with her children’s artwork!) and the entire family’s celebration – is featured in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, in conjunction with Hello! magazine internationally.

    Each child had a key role to play: Eldest sons Maddox, 13, and Pax, 10, walked their mom down the aisle; flower girls Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, tossed petals gathered from the garden; and Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers. The kids also helped write their parents’ vows. And Pax baked the cake!

    “It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter,” Pitt, 50, and Jolie, 39, tell PEOPLE. “It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family.”

    Even Jolie’s dress was an expression of her kids’ creativity: Luigi Massi, the master tailor at Atelier Versace, sewed dozens of designs from her children’s drawings into the dress and veil.

    “Luigi is like family to me and I couldn’t imagine anyone else making this dress,” says Jolie. “He knows and cares for the children and it was great fun putting it together.”

    Pitt wore a suit from his closet – with a tie borrowed from one of his sons because Pitt forgot to pack his. Zahara’s dress was designed by family friend Adama Kebe. Maddox, Pax, Shiloh, and Knox wore black suits (Shiloh’s included shorts and a top hat), and Vivienne wore a white dress from her closet. Jeweler Robert Procop, who designed Jolie’s engagement ring, created the couple’s wedding bands.”

    People magazine is on sale from tomorrow and Hello! magazine is in stores in the UK from today.

    Brad & Angelina are married!

    Aug 28 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad & Angelina are married!Uncategorized

    Congratulations to Brad & Angelina who got married on Saturday! From The Associated Press: “The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood’s reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

    Despite two years of feverish scrutiny, the pair managed to keep one of the world’s most anticipated weddings shrouded from the media’s glare.

    When? Where? Why haven’t they yet? Did they already? The celebrity press and “Brangelina” alike fans had been consumed with the matrimonial mystery.

    Then on Thursday, a spokesman for the couple quietly confirmed to The Associated Press that Hollywood’s undisputed royal couple had wed Saturday in a private ceremony in Southern France.

    Jolie and Pitt exchanged vows in a small chapel at the Chateau Miraval in the Provence hamlet of Correns. Since 2008, Miraval has been their Southern France home, a sprawling estate they bought three years ago.

    The union was less a vow of commitment than the official affirmation of one made long ago. Pitt and Jolie have been together nearly a decade and have six children, all of whom participated in the wedding.

    The wedding may have been cloaked in secrecy, but Pitt and Jolie are preparing to be a big presence at the movies this fall. Pitt stars in the upcoming World War II drama “Fury,” due out Oct. 17. Jolie’s second directorial effort, the World War II odyssey “Unbroken,” will be released in December.

    On Thursday, Pitt was far from any honeymoon hideaway. Instead, he was at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, U.K., promoting “Fury,” a brutal tale about a tank of American soldiers rolling through Europe in the final days of World War II.

    Both movies could be major players in Hollywood’s award season, which last year was dominated by a film produced by Pitt, the best picture-winning historical drama “12 Years a Slave.”

    At Saturday’s ceremony, Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons, 13-year-old Maddox and 10-year-old Pax. Daughters Zahara, 9, and Vivienne, 6, threw flower petals. Eight-year-old Shiloh and Knox, 6, served as ring bearers, the couple’s spokesman said.

    In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.

    Pitt once said that he didn’t want to marry until gay marriage was legal everywhere, but in recent years, the couple had said publicly they intended to. They were engaged in early 2012 after some seven years together.

    “It’s an exciting prospect, even though for us, we’ve gone further than that,” Pitt told The AP in an interview in November 2012. “But to concretize it in that way, it actually means more to me than I thought it would. It means a lot to our kids.”

    This is the second marriage for Pitt, who wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000. They divorced in 2005.

    Jolie was previously married to British actor Jonny Lee Miller for three years in the late 1990s and to Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003. Jolie has said she and Pitt fell in love while making the 2005 film “Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

    Jolie won the best-actress Oscar for 2008’s “Changeling” and a best supporting actress Oscar for “Girl, Interrupted” in 1999. Pitt shared the Academy Award for best picture for “12 Years A Slave.””

    Brad Pitt approaches winemaking like a Hollywood film

    Jun 7 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt approaches winemaking like a Hollywood filmUncategorized

    From The Riviera Times: “Move over Côte de Provence rosés, Brad Pitt is planning to make a revolutionary Provence red at his Miravel vineyard in the Var … just give him seven years. The Hollywood actor recently revealed that winemaking has reshaped his very identity, and he now considers himself a Provencal farmer – capable of producing that elusive, fine local red just like the Tuscans.

    Speaking to the US magazine Wine Spectator, Brad Pitt, who bought the Miraval Estate winery with fiancée Angelina Jolie in 2012, explained that he approached this venture with the same determination as a Hollywood flick.

    “For better or worse, given my compulsive nature, if we are going to be in the wine business, let’s make the best wine we can,’ the 50-year-old said. “I asked the question, ‘Why can’t we make world-class wine in Provence?’ Let’s approach it like a film, and let’s make something we can be proud of and all people can enjoy.”

    Of course, Provence rosés are already world-class. But with fifth-generation winemaker Marc Perrin on their team, the Pitt-Jolie dynamic duo were definitely off to a good start. Their first 6,000 bottles, officially known as Jolie-Pitt & Perrin Côte de Provence Rosé Miraval, sold out within five hours of being offered online in France last March – a response which no-doubt fuelled Pitt’s new-found passion.

    “I’m a farmer now. I love learning about the land and which field is most suitable for which grape, the drama of September and October: Are we picking today?

    “Where are the sugar levels? How is the acidity? Is it going to rain? It’s been a schooling for me. In the off months, I enjoy cleaning the forest and walking the land.”

    The sprawling Château Miraval estate, featuring 35-bedrooms and an adjoining 1,200 acre vineyard, was purchased for $60 million. It is situated in a valley at an altitude of 350 metres, where the vines “enjoy warm sunny days and cool nights, natural clay and chalk soils, plenty of water and organic farming practices,” according to the estate.

    Clearly, these are great conditions for rosé, but do they suit red wine? Pitt seems to think so. He plans to ignore the strict guidelines of the AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) and go out on a limb…

    “What really interests me now are the reds. … It’s generally believed that Provence is not capable of producing a fine red. … I, with Marc and Pierre [Perrin], would like to create a wine which utilises the best attributes of our terroir, and outside the restrictions of the AOC, like what the Italians have achieved with their super Tuscans. We envision a superb Provence red. Give us seven years.””

    Brad Pitt Opens Up About ‘Nutter’ in Red Carpet Clash

    Jun 7 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt Opens Up About ‘Nutter’ in Red Carpet ClashUncategorized

    From People: “When Brad Pitt joined fiancée Angelina Jolie last Wednesday for the premiere of Maleficent, he thought it would be a celebratory night for the family.

    But prior to walking the carpet with Jolie and five of their six kids – Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and Knox, 5½ – Pitt clashed with notorious Ukranian ex-journalist Vitalii Sediuk, who jumped a police barrier to get to the actor. Sediuk was promptly arrested, and Pitt continued to sign autographs for eager fans.

    In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Pitt is now giving his take on the run-in.

    “I was at the end of the line signing autographs, when out the corner of my eye I saw someone stage-diving over the barrier at me. I took a step back; this guy had latched onto my lapels. I looked down and the nutter was trying to bury his face in my crotch, so I cracked him twice in the back of the head – not too hard – but enough to get his attention, because he did let go. I think he was then just grabbing for a hand hold because the guys were on him, and he reached up and caught my glasses.”

    “I don’t mind an exhibitionist,” Pitt continues, “but if this guy keeps it up he’s going to spoil it for the fans who have waited up all night for an autograph or a selfie, because it will make people more wary to approach a crowd. And he should know, if he tries to look up a woman’s dress again, he’s going to get stomped.””

    Inside Brad Pitt’s Star-Studded Party in New Orleans

    May 24 • by Admin • Comments Off on Inside Brad Pitt’s Star-Studded Party in New OrleansUncategorized

    From People: “Brad Pitt sure knows how to throw a party – for a good cause.

    The 12 Years a Slave producer, fiancée Angelina Jolie and several of their friends – like A-listers Sandra Bullock and Sofia Vergara – were in New Orleans Saturday night for the second annual Make It Right gala.

    Chris Rock hosted the star-studded soiree, while Bruno Mars and Kings of Leon were the musical guests. Comedian Jim Gaffigan cracked up the audience, at one point “describing his remarkable resemblance to Brad Pitt,” a guest tells PEOPLE.

    When it came time for fundraising, the nonprofit’s founder and event chairman Pitt, along with pal Bullock, took to the stage to run the live auction.

    “The highlight of the night was Brad and Sandy Bullock encouraging the crowd to buy a Make It Right home, alternatively funny and moving,” the guest says.

    “The two of them were great together,” says the guest, noting how they encouraged guests to purchase homes outright to give to residents in need.

    “Sandra was hilarious. They were bantering back and forth. It was like they were on The Price Is Right, taking bids.”

    Every guest who pledged $10,000 was eligible to win a BMW i3, and “Brad and Sandra pulled the winner’s name out of a hat at the end of the night,” the guest says.

    By the gala’s end, the pair raised more than $4 million – with many of the event’s celebrity guests buying homes for those in need.

    Pitt founded the organization, which builds sustainable homes and buildings for communities in need, in 2007, following the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina. Besides New Orleans, Make It Right also has projects in Montana; Newark, New Jersey; and Kansas City, Missouri.

    “You can’t believe the change in the Lower Ninth Ward,” says a guest who toured the Katrina-ravaged neighborhood in New Orleans. “There are 100 of these bright homes, families are back, kids are out playing. It’s so great.”

    To donate, visit makeitright.org.”

    View photos online here at People.

    Brad Pitt Launches New ‘Make It Right’ Campaign With Groupon

    Apr 26 • by Admin • Comments Off on Brad Pitt Launches New ‘Make It Right’ Campaign With GrouponUncategorized

    From The Hollywood Reporter: “The actor’s charitable organization is offering the chance for donors to win a trip to New Orleans to attend the Make It Right gala, hosted by Chris Rock with performances by Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars.

    Brad Pitt is extending an invitation that will be difficult for any fan to refuse.

    The World War Z star has launched a new campaign with his foundation Make It Right — which builds environmentally-friendly homes for people in need — and Groupon Grassroots offering the chance to win a trip to New Orleans to hang out with Pitt and watch a special show by Kings of Leon and Bruno Mars.

    “Brad Pitt here to tell you about Make It Right’s big event in New Orleans and we want you there,” says Pitt in a YouTube video released on Friday.

    “Please join me and host Chris Rock, Jim Gaffigan, Kings of Leon, and Bruno Mars for what promises to be a great night,” he says in the amateur style clip while talking into a hand-held camera.

    The gala will take place on May 17 and the winner and a guest will get round-trip first class airfare from anywhere in the U.S. to New Orleans, a two-night stay at the W hotel, VIP tickets to the gala and after-party, and the chance to meet Brad.

    “Worst case scenario — you help build homes for people for in need… Best case scenario — you help build homes for people for in need and you win a trip to New Orleans and hang with us,” Pitt argued.
    Anyone who donates $10 or more to the Groupon Grassroots campaign will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. Click here to enter.

    Those who can afford not to hedge their bets can purchase the same package through Groupon’s Epic Deals for $25,000. Groupon will donate $22,500 from the purchase of each Epic Deal sold from April 16-29.

    Pitt launched the Make It Right Foundation in 2007 as a response to Hurricane Katrina, and through it began building environmentally friendly homes at a competitive price. He organized 21 architectural firms to construct 150 single-family houses and duplexes in New Orleans and gave millions in donations.

    In 2012, he told The Hollywood Reporter that he marvels at the result, having seen poor families living healthy lives with manageable bills. “It’s remarkable,” he told THR, “and now we want to take what we’ve learned and expand to other parts of the U.S. and abroad.””