Welp. This is a new one:
A Texas woman is suing A-list actor Brad Pitt for $100,000, alleging he wooed her with a talk of marriage -- and then ripped her off for enormous bucks as part of a charity debacle.
Just when you thought you had heard it all, right?
Kelli Christina is a health care CEO from Plano, Texas.
She claims in court papers that she paid $40,000 for Pitt to make five appearances at events that she arranged for his charity Make It Right Foundation, which constructs new homes for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Christina also said that the pair developed such a close relationship that they had “discussions of marriage,” based on court papers seen by The New York Post.
Pitt’s attorney, however, has a simple response to these charges...
Christina was tricked by a cyber scammer who was pretending to be the veteran superstar.
The Oscar winner’s legal team filed a motion in a Texas court Wednesday explaining that he had never had any dealings with Christina and filing to dismiss the case.
“Neither the Make It Right Entities nor Mr. Pitt entered into an agreement with Plaintiff,” the documents read, continuing as follows:
“Rather, as [Christina] herself has acknowledged, it appears [Christina’s] communications about any agreement were apparently with one or more individuals unlawfully posing as — but not in any way affiliated with — defendants online.
"By [Christina’s] own admissions, the communications she now alleges to have had with Mr. Pitt .... were actually between Plaintiff and one or more individuals posing as, in Plaintiff’s words, ‘fake Brad Pitts’ and not in any way affiliated with the Make It Right Foundation."
Christina’s original complaint, filed in the Texas Eastern District Court, stated:
“In 2018, Plaintiff Kelli Christina was approached by Brad Pitt for the purposes of raising funds for the Make It Right Foundation, a charitable cause to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"Kelli Christina was persuaded by Brad Pitt’s presentation of the allegedly meritorious cause. Plaintiff and Brad Pitt ... entered into a business agreement with specific terms and conditions."
Pitt, who is dating Nicole Poturalski and who did not comment for this story, allegedly did not make his appearance and just pocketed the $40,000.
“This is a sad case of someone who was the victim of an online celebrity internet scam that had nothing to do with the actual celebrity,” said a source familiar with the case.
“Hopefully others can learn from this unfortunate situation.”
Christina, though, responded to Pitt’s motion to dismiss by saying she will fight it.
“We have been litigating since March 2020 and I am pushing back on media,” she told The Post.
“This lawsuit is important for the country so I will continue to fight Brad Pitt and Make it Right Foundation.
"I have 113 pages of organized discovery to support the charges and allegations. I wouldn’t expect this lawsuit to go away easily.”
Yesterday, we reported on rumors that Angelina Jolie has changed her mind about divorcing Brad Pitt.
Now, it seems there's reason to believe that Brad is having trouble letting go of the marriage, as well.
Of course, he's handling the problem very differently.
While Angelina is allegedly drawing out the divorce with the goal of preventing it from being finalized, Brad decided to just seek out a new partner who looks just like his ex-wife.
Okay, maybe she doesn't look just like Angelina, but still -- we think it's safe to say Brad has a type:
That's 26-year-old German model Nicole Poturalski.
According to several media outlets, she and Brad met up in Paris today before hopping a private jet to the South of France.
In case you were unaware, hopping a private jet to the South of France is the A-list celebrity equivalent of changing your relationship status on Facebook.
In other words, these two aren't just doin' it -- they're doin' it and then having dinner together afterward.
They might even be in the "falling asleep in front of a sh-tty reality show" stage of the relationship.
"They were seen driving in a chauffeured vehicle that took them to the airport for their next flight," an eyewitness told Entertainment Tonight.
"They took the one hour flight and were spotted arriving in the South of France."
A separate source told OK magazine that Brad and Nicole were acting like “loved up teenagers.”
“They were kissing and Brad was being super attentive to her. He was in a semi public place but didn’t seem to mind people seeing him," the insider continued.
"She’s a real beauty and obviously a lot younger than him."
Yeah, we suppose 30 years would qualify as "a lot younger."
Nicole is not the first woman that Pitt has been linked to since his divorce, but this is the first time that we've been presented with pretty clear evidence that the 56-year-old Oscar-winner has actually entered a new relationship.
As bad as the media wanted it to happen, the rumored Brad-Jennifer Aniston reconciliation wasn't really a thing.
And it looks more and more like Brad and Neri Oxman were never anything more than just friends.
In a recent interview, Brad joked about how many women he's been erroneously linked to in the years since he and Angelina went their separate ways.
"I don't know how many women they've said I've been dating the last two or three years," he told the New York Times. "And none of it's true."
Something tells us that Brad won't be so quick to dismiss the rumors of his relationship with Nicole.
That said, he's still an extremely private dude -- we wouldn't expect an official relationship announcement from these two anytime soon.
For much of the past two weeks, tensions between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been back in the news.
This is surprising for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that Angelina filed for divorce from Brad way back in 2016.
But amazingly, the couple's custody situation is still being hashed out in court.
And folks, it seems that the bad blood between the former couple has not subsided at all in the years since they separated.
If anything, it seems they're more at each other's throats than ever before.
The reports of increased tension between the exes began last week when Brad accused Angelina of hurting their children by drawing out the court proceedings.
Not surprisingly, Jolie turned this around and insisted that it was Pitt who was hurting the kids.
At issue was a filing from Angelina in which she requested a new judge, alleging that the current one is biased in favor of Brad.
Ever since, both sides have been debating Jolie's reason for doing this -- but as they quibble two things remain certain:
1. Angelina has indeed requested a new judge for her custody case against Brad.
2. This means that all evidence and arguments will need to be presented again, which means the case could indeed drag on for several more months.
Those who have been watching the case closely seem to agree that the request for a new judge is a bizarre move from a legal standpoint.
And that fact has raised a whole host of questions about why Jolie has settled on this strategy.
“The longer she does this, the more damage she does to the kids,” one insider told Page Six.
“This is a game she’s playing. She still has the kids for more of the time than he does and she’s trying to maintain that as long as possible.”
Another source went so far as to suggest that this might all be part of an effort on Jolie's part to convince Brad to give her a second chance.
“On some level she doesn’t want this [the divorce] to end,” said one source. “She’s trying to hold on.”
That seems a little counter-intuitive, but regardless of Angelina's intentions, the move to replace the judge -- who was reportedly hand-picked by Jolie to officiate her wedding to Pitt -- may turn out to be a major blunder.
Already, the judge has shredded Jolie and her lawyers for waiting until this late in the process to request a whole new trial.
“The judge excoriated her legal team’s hail-Mary attempt to delay the process again,” says one attorney with ties to the case.
On top of that, insiders tell Page Six that by attempting this ethically dubious maneuver Jolie may have actually helped hide the "skeletons in Brad's closet" by bolstering his "good guy image."
To be fair, whether the goal is to draw this thing out in hopes of a reconciliation, or to make sure Brad never sees his kids again, Pitt's image is probably the furthest thing from Angelina's mind.
Besides, if she were sitting on information that could result in the end of her ex's career, she probably would have used it by now.
Earlier this week, Brad Pitt lashed out at Angelina Jolie with a surprising court filing.
Through his attorneys, Pitt accused Jolie of hurting the former couple's six kids by dragging out what has already been a protracted custody battle.
Jolie requested a new judge in the trial, and Pitt's lawyers alleged that the move was part of an ongoing effort to drag the case out to the detriment of her own children.
She alleged that the judge is unfairly biased in favor of Brad, an accusation that Pitt's lawyers slammed as absurd, as Jolie hand-picked the man to officiate the couple's wedding ceremony.
“Jolie’s abrupt cry of judicial bias reeks of bad faith and desperation, not to mention careless disregard for the procedural rules intended to root out legitimately conflicted judicial officers,” Brad’s attorneys wrote in the legal documents filed earlier this week.
Not surprisingly, Jolie's lawyers were quick to fire back with claims that it's Pitt who's being unnecessarily combative and drawing out the process.
"All my client is asking for is a fair trial based on facts, with no special favors extended to either side," their latest filing, as obtained by reads.
"The only way litigants can trust the process is for everyone involved to ensure that there's transparency and impartiality."
Jolie's lawyers claim that Judge John W. Ouderkirk has in some way benefitted financially from his relationship with Pitt.
"The problem here is two-fold," Jolie's filing reads.
"First, there are multiple matters in the last two years where [Pitt's] counsel indisputably has had a professional, and for Judge Ouderkirk financially‚ renumerative, relationship with Judge Ouderkirk," her lawyers continue.
"Second, this was kept from Petitioner. Ouderkirk failed to comply with his legal duty to disclose the ongoing and expanding nature of that relationship."
From there, the documents allege that Pitt and his team intentionally concealed the nature of the relatonship between the actor and the judge:
"It does not matter what other matters (especially past representations) had been disclosed," they read.
"What matters is what was not disclosed. What matters is the undisclosed recent relationships between Pitt's counsel and Judge Ouderkirk."
Several sources with ties to the case have spoken with Entertainment Tonight about Team Jolie's strategy.
One claims that Jolie has no interest in buying more time and is simply trying to ensure the fairest possible outcome:
"Angelina isn’t trying to delay the process -- as the court papers state, she is trying to resolve an issue with the judge."
Another source says the move is part of a last-ditch effort by Jolie to tip the scales in her favor.
"These are just stall tactics and efforts to change the referee late in the game because they are clearly concerned about the outcome," the inside claims.
"This doesn't seem to benefit anyone."
A third insider echoed those sentiments.
"It is unfortunate that Ms Jolie’s team is desperately trying to change a referee -- of their own choosing -- late in the fourth quarter to delay the end of an endless game because they are concerned that they might be losing," he said.
Whatever the outcome, it's unlikely to put an end to the bad blood between the exes.
We'll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.
It's been a minute since we heard from either Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt on the subject of their shocking divorce.
But now the actress has come out and opened up this romantic wound via a VERY revealing interview with Vogue India.
In a feature piece with the aforementioned publication, Jolie offfered up perhaps her most candid assesment to date of the couple's 2016 split, telling the outlet that the decision to separate after two years was done with "the wellbeing" of their six children in mind.
These six kids, of course, are;
Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
Isn't that right, Angelina?
“I separated for the well-being of my family,” the 45-year old stated simply, elaborating as follows:
“It was the right decision.
"I continue to focus on their healing.
"Some have taken advantage of my silence, and the children see lies about themselves in the media, but I remind them that they know their own truth and their own minds.”
Back when Jolie filed for divorce, rumors ran rampant around the Internet of Pitt possibly having a drinking, drug and/or anger problem.
The actor allegedly got involved in an altercation with Maddox on board a private jet not long before Jolie decided to officially end the relationship, with the FBI even investigating this claim...
... but never bringing any charges against Pitt.
Remaining on the topic of her kids, Jolie told Vogue how she raised her adopted children -- Maddox, Pax and Zahara -- and embraced their different backgrounds in the process.
"Each is a beautiful way of becoming family. What is important is to speak with openness about all of it and to share," she said.
"‘Adoption' and ‘orphanage' are positive words in our home.
"With my adopted children, I can't speak of pregnancy, but I speak with much detail and love about the journey to find them and what it was like to look in their eyes for the first time."
Jolie and Pitt have only uttered the occasional remark about the other since their divorce.
Last year, for instance, Jolie told Harper's Bazaar that she would “love to live abroad, but "I'm having to base [them] where their father chooses to live," taking a slight jab at her ex.
"All adopted children come with a beautiful mystery of a world that is meeting yours," Jolie continued in this new interview.
"When they are from another race and foreign land, that mystery, that gift, is so full. For them, they must never lose touch with where they came from.
"They have roots that you do not. Honor them. Learn from them."
For his part, Pitt has confessed to drinking way too much back in the day.
He hasn't directly discussed his ex-wife in a long time.
Jolie, meanwhile, really tried to focus in this case on her sons and daughters and what it's been like to raise this kind of unique family.
"It's the most amazing journey to share. They are not entering your world, you are entering each other's worlds," she said, concluding:
"I did originally think not to adopt from Vietnam because Mad was Cambodian and the two countries have a complex history.
"Then I was reading a book on human rights and found myself staring at an image of a Vietnamese fighter held captive by Americans.
"I thought of my own country and our involvement in south-east Asia.
"I thought of focusing on a future where we were all family. I am very blessed to have been allowed to be their mom. I am grateful every day."
Donald Trump gets Alec Baldwin, Dr. Anthony Fauci gets Brad Pitt. Trump must be thrilled.
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) April 26, 2020
1999 was a simpler time; the president was the good kind of sex offender, we were in way fewer unwinnable Middle Eastern military quagmires and we still had almost 20 years to stop climate change. I understand why people want to go back to it. And the latest grasp at reliving the 90s is hoping against hope and whispering of a dream that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston get back together.
Since the exes were spotted catching up at the Screen Actor’s Guild awards, all the internet can talk about how they’re totally going to get back together, you guys, and also the Earth is flat and vaccines are bad for you. None of these things are true, by the way.
But we’re so caught up in the idea that Page Six talked to a body language expert about their relationship. You may as well just have a voodoo priestess cut off a chicken’s head but let’s see what they had to say.
“It’s completely mutual and that’s what’s so beautiful about it,” Glass said in a phone interview Tuesday. “They’re completely connected.”
When Aniston, 50, and Pitt, 56, first saw each other backstage, Glass said, their eye contact was like “two magnets reaching towards each other.”
She added, “They were exactly in sync in one another’s eyes, and that’s huge.”
None of that means anything other than they’re both in their 50s and they used to bone so why not go for it again? You’ve never wanted to call your college sweetheart for a little hubba hubba?
And it’s kind of romantic to imagine lovers who couldn’t make it work finding each other again later in life; that’s basically the plot of Love in the Time of Cholera, after all. But I don’t think It’s going to happen here. Brad Pitt is old and rich enough to date women literally a third his age, so I don’t think the fact that he smiled when his ex-wife won an award means all that much.
If you really want to see a romance get rekindled, go message your recently single ex on Facebook like everyone else.
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Brad Pitt: Still Not on Speaking Terms With Maddox, Planning to Spend Christmas With the Rest of His Kids
It's been three years since Angelina Jolie separated from Brad Pitt following an altercation between Pitt and the former couple's eldest son, Maddox.
Given how vitriolic the split was in its earliest months, it's remarkable what has not transpired in the years since:
For starters, Pitt and Jolie still have not finalized their divorce.
And it seems that they may still be months away from legally ending their marriage, as insiders claim the couple is no closer to reaching an agreement regarding finances or child custody.
On top of all that, it remains unclear exactly what went down between Brad and Maddox aboard that private jet in 2016.
But whatever happened, it was bad enough that the two of them still are not on speaking terms.
Maddox recently started attending college in South Korea.
Pitt recently toured Asia as part of the promotional tour for his two most recent films -- Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Ad Astra.
Many assumed that the tour would include a stop at Yonsei University so that Pitt could reconcile with his son.
But according to Us Weekly, that didn't happen:
“Brad didn’t try to see Maddox,” a source tells the tabloid.
“There’s been no contact between them.”
The insider adds that Pitt is interested in reconnecting with his son, but he feels the need to give the 18-year-old his space.
“Brad’s hopeful that as soon as his son gets older, they’ll become close again," says the source.
In the meantime, Brad is hopeful that with Maddox overseas, he'll be able to reconnect with his second-youngest son Pax, who also reportedly holds a grudge against Brad.
“With Maddox overseas, Brad is hopeful that Pax will also be interested in reconnecting without the influence of his older brother," the informant claims.
On the bright side, Pitt will get to spend the holidays with at least some of his six children:
“Brad’s planning on having the younger kids on Christmas Eve,” a source tells Us -- that means Shiloh, 13, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 11.
As for 14-year-old Zahara, she was present at Brad's place for Christmas 2018, but the source says the actor is “not expecting her this year.”
"He’s hoping they’ll want to spend the night,” says the source.
"But he’s really just looking forward to Christmas Eve with them.”
Sounds like yet another tense holiday for the Pitt-Jolie clan.
Last month, Angelina Jolie ugly cried as she dropped off her first (& low-key favorite) child Maddox Jolie-Pitt at college in South Korea.
Jolie was filmed by students as she said her farewells at Yonsei University in Seoul; she even did a little interview with the students where she said, "It seems like a great school!" and "I hope you're all going to like it."
Maddox remained by her side the entire time, which was honestly too adorable, most kids would die at the thought of their parents causing them so much attention on their first day of college.
But alas, Maddox is now a college freshman studying biochem, we feel very old, and Angie is left feeling empty inside.
He is the first one to leave the nest after all!
And they were extremely close, according to a source that told Entertainment Tonight that "she loves him and is so proud of how wise he is beyond his years."
"Maddox is very attached to his mom. She's always stood by him," shared the source.
While at this year's D23 Expo, she opened up to Disney fans about how much she misses her son, but that she is already planning trips to get back out there and visit him.
But it seems as though she has some other plans in mind, too!
According to Radar Online, the Maleficent actress is ready to adopt again.
That's right -- she is looking to add a 7th child to her flock following Maddox's departure and she "wants it to happen within the next few months," said the source.
"This has been in the works for a while, but she put it on hold until after Maddox officially left home."
She must've known she was not going to take that separation well.
At first, it was reported by Radar that the mom of six said she was "not feeling very strong" after he left home and apparently, she was going to try dating to fill her son's void.
However, considering Jolie's somewhat recent divorce from Brad Pitt -- it is still too soon.
Forget men she wants herself a baby!
While it is not clear yet which country her new kiddo will be adopted from, she has many options.
"Because of her ties to so many countries, Angie has several options to choose from that won't involve too much red tape or background screening," a source shared to Radar.
"She's doing this very methodically and still favors picking a child from an impoverished region she's familiar with, like Syria or another part of the Middle East."
Jolie has plans to finish up Marvel movie The Eternals first, but then she is ready to take on her favorite role ever: mom!
"The plan is to have a child in her arms by the year's end at the latest," revealed the source. Aw!
One of the most fascinating directors around is James Gray, the man behind The Lost City of Z, We Own the Night, and The Yards. While not the most prolific director—he’s only made 6 films since his 1994 debut, Little Odessa—his latest film, Ad Astra, has been three years in the making and if this debut trailer is any indication, it’s going to be worth the wait.
The film stars Brad Pitt—who was originally cast to play the lead in Lost City of Z—as an astronaut who idolizes his father (Tommy Lee Jones) an astronaut killed in the line of duty some years ago. However, evidence comes to light that his father is not dead and might, in fact, be alive in outer space, unleashing some sort of force that threatens the planet. Pitt is then assigned, Apocalypse Now-style, to go into space, find his father, and terminate him with extreme prejudice.
The film was supposed to debut at last month’s Cannes Film Festival, but apparently Gray needed more time to finish the visual effects, which isn’t terribly surprising considering how effects-heavy this flick looks. Interesting fact, this film also reunites Tommy Lee Jones with his Space Cowboys co-star Donald Sutherland. Are they part of the same universe, because if I recall correctly, Tommy Lee Jones was presumed dead in space at the end of that film as well.
We’ll find out if Ad Astra is part of the Space Cowboys Cinematic Universe when it opens in theaters across North America on September 20.
Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, had a triumphant premiere yesterday at Cannes, where festival-goers were eager to dub it the director’s best since Pulp Fiction—which also debuted at the festival 25 years ago to the day, going on to win the Palme d’Or. The film also received a brand new trailer yesterday to mark the occasion, and it looks, sounds, and feels as Tarantino-esque as you’d imagine.
This is QT’s sweet spot, no doubt about it, as he has always had a hard-on for this period in Hollywood. He’s created Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Rick Dalton and his stunt double/best friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), but has them mingling with real people like Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and, of course, Charles Manson and his family. In an interview in Esquire, DiCaprio, Pitt, and Tarantino swap stories about making the film and all working together for the first time—Pitt was in Inglourious Basterds, while DiCaprio cut his hand, literally, in Django Unchained. Tarantino also lays out the basics of the plot…
The stories of Rick, Cliff, and Tate unfold over three days or, as Tarantino says, in three acts: February 8, February 9, and, finally, August 8—the night when Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) dispatched four members of his “Family” to the house next to Rick’s on Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills, where they found Tate, hairdresser Jay Sebring (Emile Hirsch), and three others.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some twist on the whole real-life scenario awaiting us, a la the aforementioned Inglourious Basterds where Hitler and most of the Third Reich’s high command all meet their end in a movie theater in Paris. Will Rick and/or Cliff somehow intervene in the evening’s events and then take the fight to Manson down at the Spahn Ranch? I wouldn’t be surprised.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens in theaters nationwide on July 26.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have not been a couple in about two and a half years.
Not since the actress stunned most of the free world by filing for divorce from the actor back in September 2017.
But it's taken all the way until now, until mid April of 2019, to announce the following...
... these superstars are, at last, SINGLE!
In an official and legal sense, we mean.
Based on court documents that were released on Friday, a judge has ruled that the celebrities can go back to being legitimately single before they finalize their divorce settlement, a legal move known as bifurcation that both parties requested.
Neither Pitt nor Jolie has commented on this development, which was first reported by The Blast.
Such a bifurcated judgment essentially ends the marriage between Jolie and Pitt while they keep negotiating a final settlement agreement for assets and custody of their many children.
The pair formerly known as Brangelina are the parents to six kids overall. They are:
Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12, and 10-year-olds Vivienne and Knox.
There's been silly/speculative chatter ever since Jolie filed for divorce that the couple may get back together -- but this has really been exactly what we just described it as:
Silly and speculative.
This simply is not going to happen. Nor is Pitt going to get back together with Jennifer Anistion.
The global sueperstars married in a small ceremony at their chateau in the South of France in 2014, about nine years after going public as a very attractice couple.
Just two years later, in September of 2016, Jolie filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
Things were a big ugly afterward, with Jolie accusing Pitt of being a bad father; specifically referencing an alleged incident on board an airplane between Pitt and his oldest son, Maddox.
At one point, the FBI was even called in to investigate.
But Pitt was never charged with any sort of crime and neither he nor Jolie has spoken much at all about the split or about their differences since.
In November of 2018, the pair reached a temporary child custody agreement, which a source told People Magazine at the time was “to keep things moving along in the right direction.”
There still appears to be disagreement, however, over how much time Pitt can spend with his kids.
The actor was to share custody with Jolie, while Angelina wants primary custody.
"Brad is hoping the worst is behind them and that they can move on from the fighting and painful past," a source has told E! News, adding:
"He knows in the long run the kids are best with both their mom and dad in the picture. He can now move forward and try be a stable and constant positive influence in their lives."
The question on everyone's minds now is this:
Who will get into a serious relationship first, Pitt or Jolie?
Pitt has randomly been connected to such women as Charlize Theron, but we never really believed that story.
Jolie, meanwhile, has been focusing on work and parenthood. We haven't heard a peep about her and anyone else since her marriage ended.
So we'll go ahead and put this question out there to the masses:
Will Pitt or Jolie get involved in a public romance first? And will it be with anyone else famous?
The last time Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt got together for a late summer epic, the result was the Oscar winning Inglourious Basterds, and your attitude toward that film will likely guide your attitude toward their next collaboration, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This looks to be right in line with all of the director’s work: Excess, brilliant colors, retro-kitsch, and celebrities galore. To that last point, it’s surprising how many of the film’s big names aren’t in the trailer like Al Pacino, Timothy Olyphant, Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Tim Roth, Damian Lewis, Lena Dunham, and Bruce Dern.
Nevertheless, it’s unsurprising that this first tease of the film is focused on its trio of humungous stars at the center of the film: Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt as a fictional actor and his stunt double—modeled on Burt Reynolds and Hal Needham—and Margot Robbie, who is playing the very real Sharon Tate. Tate’s sister had initially come out against the film, but after meeting with Tarantino, changed her tune on the project. This leads many of us to believe that there may be some revisionist history happening in this flick, just like in Inglourious Basterds.
Manson, as played by Damon Herriman, turns up in the trailer right at the 1:09 mark with a big smile on his face, waving at the camera. There’s definitely something afoot in this flick, and we might have the lowdown soon as the film is apparently aiming for a Cannes premiere, not coincidentally just like Inglourious Basterds. You can see where I’m going with all of this.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits theaters across North America on July 26.
Just days before Valentine's Day, Brad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston's party, which has left fans scratching their heads.
A new report adds to what we know about their interactions and explains that this was far from their first contact.
In fact, behind the scenes, it sounds like the two of them have stayed in touch for longer than people suspected. ...
According to Us Weekly, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are still in contact with each other.
"Jen and Brad are still in touch and speak," an insider reveals.
The two of them were married for five years but then split in 2005 ... at which point Brad was quickly photographed spending time with Angelina Jolie.
Any fans who are still clinging to hope that Brad and Jennifer will fall back into bed together may need to curb their enthusiasm.
The source warns: "but there still isn’t anything going on romantically between them."
Brad and Jennifer have the kind of bond that can't be broken ... because she's friends with his mom.
The insider reveals that Jennifer "is also in touch with Brad’s mom."
According to the source, the two women "are close" and the past fourteen years of distance between Jennifer and Brad didn't change that.
"And," the insider adds, Jen and Brad's mom "have been for a while."
It's easier to remain on speaking terms with an ex if the two of you still have common ground.
To be clear, somebody's mom is definitely common ground.
Of course, in February, Brad and Jennifer raised eyebrows when Brad showed up to his very-much-ex-wife's birthday party.
"Jen spoke to Brad briefly," the source acknowledges.
"At one point," the insider shares. "She hugged him and thanked him for coming.
That said, "It didn’t seem like that big of a deal to Jen," the source characterizes.
It's good that they can be nonchalant around each other.
Time and life experience can heal a lot of hurt feelings.
That said, Jennifer wasn't sending any kind of special message to Brad when she invited him.
"The invite went out to a ton of people and he accepted," the insider explains.
"She was happy he was there," the source says. "But that was it."
"She was busy making the rounds," the insider describes. "And excited to see so many people near and dear to her."
According to the source, Brad "didn’t stay all that long and ducked out before most people."
He wasn't there to mingle, just to wish her a happy birthday.
Jennifer reportedly called Brad afterwards.
No, it wasn't because seeing him had stirred up 14-years-dead nostalgia for their erstwhile marriage.
According to the insider, she called to "thank him for coming."
You know, like a polite person of her generation would do.
(Younger generations would never inflict a phone call upon a friend for something like this; texting is so much kinder)
During the call, according to the source, Jennifer asked "if he had a good time."
We're willing to believe that she called him, but we have to wonder how anyone could possibly know what she said.
Is the NSA leaking gossip now?
Anyway, the two exes have called before, even while they were both married to other people.
Notably, in May 2016, Jennifer's mother, Nancy Dow, passed away.
Brad reached out to her to say how sorry he was.
According to the source: "She was touched that he knew what a difficult time it was."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were sighted together for the first time since their split in September 2016.
The actors were photographed together in Beverly Hills on January 30, and it wasn't an "it's great to see you" photo.
But rather a shot of the Mr. & Mrs. Smith costars meeting up for a three-hour discussion involving the custody of their six kids, according to Hollywood Life.
Not very glamorous, but understandably important.
Angelina filed for divorce from Pitt after two years of marriage and a total of 12 years together.
According to US Weekly, "the estranged couples been locked in a bitter battle over custody of their six children: Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 12 and twins Knox and Vivienne, 10."
The photos obtained by WHO magazine this week shared the exes talking in a meeting room while accompanied by their legal representatives.
And just as we would have imagined, "things got a bit heated between the two," claims The Blast.
And unfortunately not in a sexual way.
Brad reportedly was "pacing back and forth outside the office, while Angelina was visibly upset."
The site does confirm that "the tense" meeting was meant to settle out details over their custody agreement.
While the pair has a temporary agreement set in place for their children, they're looking for a permanent solution.
For more than a year after the split, Angelina had full custody of the kids.
But, in the summer of 2018, a judge ordered Brad to spend more time with his children, claiming that it would be "harmful" for them to not see their dad.
In the meantime, an agreement was made for the kids, though child support was still an issue.
Angelina claimed that Brad "had paid no meaningful child support," says Hollywood Life.
In return, Brad fired back insisting he loaned her $8 million for a new home and $1.3 million for the kids.
Sounds meaningful enough to me?
To avoid having to go to court with their case, the pair signed their new temporary agreement in the fall of 2018.
Which stated that both parents get joint physical and legal custody of their children.
"All Brad wants is to be a present dad and co-parent with Angelina," a source told US.
And now that the Oscar winners are finally on face-to-face talking terms hopefully "that is enabling the process to move forward in a much more thoughtful and peaceful manner."
Just a little delayed, but sounds as though things may be looking up for the Jolie-Pitt clan.
Over the weekend, Angelina Jolie was spotted at a Hollywood Petco with daughter Shiloh. And it looks like the trip ended with Shiloh heading home with a new pet. Can’t tell what it is, but based on the size of the box, the pet is probably from the bird, rodent, or reptile family.
This happy family outing comes in the wake of rumors that Jolie’s ex-husband, Brad Pitt, might be having a relationship with actress Charlize Theron. And there’s been speculation that Jolie is not too happy about this relationship possibly due to some professional rivalry that Jolie has had with Theron in the past.
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As we all know, Jolie and Pitt’s divorce was less than amicable. Now, this could just be a simple outing to buy a new pet for one of their six children. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Jolie is making a subtle dig at Pitt. Get a pet for one of the kids after subjecting them to divorce court hell, and come out looking like the better parent. Especially when the other parent is publicly carrying on with a rival actress.
Plus, I could see Jolie wanting to saddle Pitt with some additional pet care as well as childcare during his visitation weekends.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will not be going to trial.
Despite some ugly back and forth between representatives of the stars of late, Pitt and Jolie have managed to peacefully arrive at a new custody arrangement.
Multiple sources have confirmed this news.
“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Jolie’s lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean, said via statement on Friday.
“The agreement, which is based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator, eliminates the need for a trial.
"The filing and details of the agreement are confidential to protect the best interests of the children.”
To the surprise of so many, Jolie filed for divorce from in September of 2016.
The exes share six children together: Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 13, Shiloh, 12, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 10.
Neither Pitt nor Jolie has said very much in public since their stunning and very sad split.
But insiders close to the stars have traded barbs for well over a year now, with Pitt's side alleging that Jolie is trying to keep the kids from their dad...
... and Jolie's side hinting here and there that Pitt is not exactly a great father.
It was even mandated that Pitt only spend time with his kids under official supervision.
At one point, Pitt accused his ex-wife of using their sons and daughters as mere media props.
Things have turned very ugly between the celebrities.
But this agreement must have been amenable for both sides to sign off on it.
Says a source close to Pitt, talking to Us Weekly:
"Brad and Angelina will have joint physical and legal custody of the children. Over a period of the next six to eight weeks, the monitored visits will come to a conclusion.
"The children will immediately begin to have overnight visits with their father.
"The monitors will be in place for those first overnight visits, and this was done at Brad’s request.
"Brad recognizes this is going to be a change from what the norm had been and wants to make the transition as smooth as possible."
Jolie and Pitt had been scheduled to square off in court on December 4.
However, Us Weekly also reported previously that Pitt contacted Jolie recently and practically begged her to meet him halfway.
“He reached out hoping to persuade Angie that the hearing will cause lasting psychological damage to their children,” a source told this tabloid, concluding:
“There will be no winners, no matter what the judge decides.”
Back in September of 2016, Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt following an incident aboard an aircraft that remains shrouded in mystery.
The former couple has experienced their share of ups and downs in the years since, but those who know Pitt and Jolie best say there have been more downs than ups.
While they've mostly refrained from talking about their situation publicly, it's common knowledge that Brad and Angelina's divorce has been a messy one, with both parties taking action make life more difficult for the other.
For most of the past two years, Pitt and Jolie were not even on speaking terms, communicating instead through attorneys and professional mediators.
So the news that Brad and Angelina arranged a secret meeting in order to settle their differences has come as quite a shock to fans:
"Brad and Angelina actually set up a secret meeting at her house," a source tells E! News.
"It’s the first time they have truly gotten together to make things work since their group therapy with the children. Brad and Angie’s meeting was a success.
"They are going to stay with the plan set forth through the courts."
The insider adds that it was Jolie who made the decision to attempt a detente with Brad:
“Angelina decided it was time to try to make things work and Brad was relieved and very ready for the offer," the source continues.
"Brad has been dedicated to making peace throughout the process and now it finally seems like they are at a point where they can create a calmer situation for the kids."
The timing of the truce is rather odd, as just last month, Jolie filed court documents accusing Brad of failure to pay "meaningful child support."
The source claims that since that filing, Angelina reached the realization that in deciding to go nuclear against Brad, she was causing collateral damage to her children.
"Angelina created a very difficult situation for Brad and the children and she has finally realized her behavior backfired," the insider claims.
"Angelina loves her kids very much and it seems like she felt threatened she might lose time with them and, in turn, she went on the attack. Unfortunately, everyone in the family has suffered," the tipster continues.
“She started to see a change in the kids' behavior because they missed their dad," the source adds.
"The kids' reaction to the divorce actually helped Angie try a different tact."
While it's unfortunate that it took Pitt and Jolie years to reach a mutually amicable co-parenting relationship, we applaud them for their efforts.
And much more importantly, we're sure their kids will thank them.
Brad Pitt sure is getting a lot of child visitation time for a guy who allegedly barely even pays child support.
But will it last? A report says that a court date for him and Angelina Jolie is looming -- and it's just days away.
These questions of custody, child support, and visitation could be resolved sooner than either estranged ex could imagine.
Until the next court date, which is scheduled for August 21, Angelina is being forced to send her six children to spend time with Pitt.
The court has ordered her, The Blast reports, to hand them over for "four hours every other day on school days and twelve hours every other day on non-school days."
The order that they spend twelve hours with him every other day on non-school days is staggering.
Additionally, as we previously reported, she was ordered to surrender her children's cell phone numbers to Pitt.
She was also instructed that she is not to monitor their communications with him.
As we mentioned, Angelina has accused Pitt of being a deadbeat dad.
In court documents, she alleges that he has made minimal contributions towards their children during the two years since their split.
This, she says, has forced her to shoulder the bulk of the costs of caring for all six of them.
It is not that she cannot afford to care for her children, but that it is the responsibility of both parents to support their children.
Pitt did not care for being called a deabeat -- if not in so many words -- at all.
Brad Pitt accused Angelina of "media manipulation," though her complaint was filed in court documents.
He then went on to claim that, actually, he's paid more than $9 million in child support.
That sounds like plenty to contribute to six children. More than plenty, really.
But Angelina's team replied that he was deliberately distorting facts to make it appear that he was providing for his children more than he really was.
He had apparently given Angelina an $8 million loan after he insisted upon keeping the family home and the belongings within it.
Obviously, a loan is not the same thing as child support.
The loan was given to help Angelina secure a new home, and he is reportedly charging her interest on the amount.
It is possible that Pitt's attorney will argue that since the loan is for a home that the children also occupy, he was helping them with it. That would make his case pretty weak, however.
It is difficult to imagine how that argument would work in court unless Pitt forgives the loan, and even then.
Hopefully, an official amount for future child support payments can be determined soon -- perhaps in a matter of days, if the August 21 hearing goes well.
Many suspect that the court will make a new ruling on child custody and visitation -- though that could, at least potentially, go in favor of either Angelina or Pitt.
Perhaps the court can also clear up who has paid what to whom during the past few years.
Hopefully, the court can do so in a way that does not allow one side or the other to misrepresent the truth using numbers and payments.
What everyone should want is whatever arrangement -- in terms of finances and custody and, well, everything else -- is in the best interests of the children.
It looks like Burt is gonna make one more run at an Oscar, as news has broken that Reynolds is joining the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s epic in the making, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. While I would never take Robin Williams’ Oscar away from him, the late comedian stole the award that year from Burt’s absolutely transcendent performance in Boogie Nights. It’s like the year Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich beat Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream. Sure, Robin and Julia were good, but they were both up against a performance for the ages.
Nevertheless, Burt is presumably making another hunt for the little golden guy that’s alluded him throughout his career by working for a guy who has ushered Christoph Waltz to two Academy Awards, Quentin Tarantino. Reynolds is the latest big name star after Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie to join the cast of Tarantino’s latest, due next summer.
According to Deadline, Reynolds will take on the role of George Spahn, the man who owned the ranch where Charles Manson and his followers lived during the time they perpetrated two grisly murders on seven wealthy residents of Beverly Hills. Whether or not this role has the meat to earn Reynolds another shot at an Oscar, but I imagine this is the role that would’ve gone to Waltz had he been participating, as he’s sadly too old to play Roman Polanski. You want to see that movie now, too, don’t you?
The article goes on to state that Tarantino is talking with three of his regulars to also come aboard the project: Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, and Tim Roth. I think it’s a slam dunk for Madsen and Roth, who have worked both with Tarantino three times prior. This would be Russell’s third go-around with QT, but it seems like he would have to make time in his schedule for it.
Anyways, I hope this nets Reynolds one last bit of glory. He deserves a good send-off and lord knows no one’s come close to giving him one yet. I can’t guarantee it’ll be anything more than a glorified cameo. The one thing I know for certain is that based on the title and the running time for Tarantino’s last few films, I would say you should expect this one to have an epic, three hour running time, at least. Pack an adult diaper or two.
It has been widely reported that Brad Pitt is dating Neri Oxman, an architect and MIT professor.
However, the two halves of this unlikely pairing live on opposite coasts.
A source is revealing how they keep their budding romance going.
Us Weekly reports on how Brad and Neri keep their relationship afloat while living separately and trying (but failing) to keep things a secret.
"They continue to talk on the phone several times a day and are very infatuated with each other."
Several times a day ... would mean that they can only go a few hours at a time without hearing each other's voices.
That's incredibly sweet. Especially since their relationship hasn't been smooth sailing.
"Their busy schedules are going to be a huge challenge."
Obviously, neither of them can just uproot their lives.
"Because Neri isn’t going to give up her life in Cambridge or her job at MIT for anyone."
Of course not. Other people might be starstruck, but that's one of the most prestigious positions that a person could hold.
"Even Brad Pitt."
At the moment, sources report that they don't know where their relationship is headed.
"They are going to have fun and see where it goes."
And there's a good reason for which they've tried to maintain this air of secrecy.
"Neri is extremely uncomfortable with all of the media attention."
Yeah, this is really pushing her into the spotlight.
"And feels that her personal life has now come under a microscope."
Sadly, that's how it works.
"Brad feels badly about this of course, but he is powerless to stop it."
It really sounds like Brad is in love with Neri.
"Brad’s absolutely smitten by her."
Some have said that he's found his "Amal Clooney," which ... does sort of sound like it's reducing women by types. In this case "smart."
"Their chemistry is off the charts."
Which apparently led them to begin a relationship without delay.
"They got romantically involved almost right away."
Brad sat in on her lecture, and he was apparently entranced by her line of 3-D printed chaise lounges. No, you did not misread that.
For Neri's sake, he's committed to trying to keep things on the down low.
"He’s been going to great lengths to make sure he’s not spotted by prying eyes."
Despite the veil of secrecy and their very separate lives, they've reportedly made time for each other.
"Brad and Neri have traveled together internationally on several occasions."
Including a trip to South Africa, where Neri was a guest speaker -- because, remember, she's a professor.
That said, there are some nay-sayers who claim that these two aren't dating. A source told Us Weekly:
This source claimed that "this is solely a professional relationship [and] there’s nothing more to it as of now."
That statement has been referred to as a cover-up.
"They are very much a couple."
It's possible that a friend of Brad's (or Neri's) was simply being loyal and refusing to confirm Brad's relationship.
We don't really know.
But we think that it's at least safe to say that those rumors of Jennifer Aniston being pregnant with Brad's baby are not panning out.
Last week, we reported on rumors that Brad Pitt is dating Neri Oxman, an architect and MIT professor with whom he reportedly became smitten after sitting in on one of her lectures back in November.
It sounded too good to be true - Hollywood heartthrob falls for TED Talk-ing, internationally-renown intellectual.
And given the wealth of rumors that have surrounded Brad's love life in the months since his split from Angelina Jolie, we were naturally skeptical about the first round of Neri reports.
But in the past few days, two interesting developments have taken place:
First, several outlets reported that Angelina is pissed about the news that Brad is dating Neri.
The tabloid media has attached Pitt to just about every single woman living or working in the greater Los Angeles area, but up to this point, there's been no talk of Angie getting mad about it.
So the fact that insiders are claiming she's all worked up about Neri lent some credence to the rumors.
Now, sources who claim to be Pitt confidants are coming forward with claims that Pitt is downright head-over-heels about Neri.
They're even throwing some subtle shade by suggesting that Brad is happier with Oxman than he ever was with Jolie.
“Design is her specialty, so it’s not hard to see why Brad would be attracted to her,” one insider tells Us Weekly.
“Neri is a very passionate, extremely smart and talented woman. She is very extroverted, outgoing, vivacious and loving.”
The insider goes on to basically claim that Neri is the female equivalent of the Most Interesting Man in the World.
“Men and women love Neri," the source says.
"She has a way of making you feel as if you’re the only person in a crowded room. Being around Neri is intoxicating as if you’re flying high above the mountains.”
The insider also claims that Brad is "light and carefree" these days, and friends much prefer his current persona to the dour self-serious one he affected when he was married to Jolie.
That sound you just heard is Angie crushing a rocks glass in her bare hand.
Except instead of scotch, it's filled with tea made with leaves from a tree that's only grown by a secret sect of Tibetan monks who live in a yurt in Gwyneth Paltrow's backyard.
Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.
But cheaters do make good celebrity gossip fodder, which is the reason we've covered so many of them in depth on our website.
Below, we rundown a number of known bad boyfriends and husbands (from golfers to Presidents; actors to reporters) and we send one simple message to them all, courtesy of their significant others:
1. Tristan Thompson
2. Donald Trump
3. Josh Duggar
4. Tiger Woods
5. Scott Disick
6. Jesse James
Quentin Tarantino is about to win all the Oscars in a couple of years.
According to Deadline, Tarantino has cast Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for his film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film follows Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) as they try to make it in Hollywood in 1969. Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate, the next-door neighbor best known for being a Charles Manson murder victim.
A Tarantino-directed film about Hollywood starring accomplished actors? Just give it all the awards right now.
Tarantino stated that he’s been working on the script for five years and that he’s “very excited to tell this story of an L.A., and a Hollywood that don’t exist anymore.” He continued, “And I couldn’t be happier about the dynamic teaming of DiCaprio & Pitt as Rick & Cliff.”
The famed director is familiar with both actors. Pitt starred in the Oscar-nominated Inglorious Basterds while DiCaprio starred in Django Unchained, which won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and was also nominated for Best Picture. If they get Christoph Waltz to play Charles Manson, this might go down as the greatest film of all-time.
This will be Robbie’s first time working with Tarantino.
The film is set to release on August 9, 2019. That date is significant because it’s the 50th anniversary of the Manson murders and one day before Tate’s death. As if you needed any more proof that Tarantino is a twisted man.
Sony has the rights to the film after Tarantino pulled it from the Weinstein Company for…obvious reasons. This will be the first film the director has released without the backing of Weinstein. Something tells me he’ll be alright.
BRAD PITT AND JENNIFER ANISTON ARE TOTALLY GETTING BACK TOGETHER!
Alright, I don’t know if that’s the case. But it does appear that love notes from Brad Pitt might be the reason why Justin Theroux and Aniston split. Aniston had kept the notes from her relationship with Pitt and Theroux found them. Of course, she tried to say that they weren’t a big deal. But we know better. You don’t keep items like that from a previous relationship unless you want to be in that previous relationship.
Here’s what a source told US Weekly:
“Jen assured him they weren’t a big deal, but Justin wasn’t thrilled … Justin had moments of insecurity like that.”
I’m on Team Justin in this case. But I’m also on Team Pitt-Aniston Reunited. I’m so conflicted. Can I be on Team Wants The Best For Everyone? Guess that makes me Switzerland.
The source also explains that Aniston married Theroux because she didn’t want to be seen as “a pathetic woman” after Pitt left her for Angelina Jolie. Oh, right. Brad cheated on Jennifer. Maybe I’m not Team Pitt-Aniston Reunited. I’m officially on Team Whatever Makes Jen Happy.
In case you’re wondering what the love notes said, they were just little Post-It notes with phrases like “You looked nice tonight” and “Miss you already.” Does Brad Pitt not have a cell phone? Deleting a text is way easier than throwing out Post-It notes. Throwing those out could be seen as a waste of paper. Deleting texts frees up your phone for more texts.
Are we sure Aniston knew she still had the Post-Its? Because if she’s a Rachel, and I’m fairly certain she’s a Rachel, she would not have remembered the Post-Its.
I’ve made up my mind.
I’m on Team Post-It.
It's the dreariest month of the year; football season is over; and your aunt Sharon is suddenly an expert on assault weapons, and she's got the Facebook posts to prove it.
Needless to say, things are pretty bleak.
It's times like these you need an old-fashioned celebrity throwback romance (or "throwmance," if you will) to lighten your mood and make you believe in love again.
As you've likely heard by now, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have broken up following two and a half years of marriage.
It's always a bummer when a long relationship ends, but ya know ... she was Rachel Green and he co-wrote Tropic Thunder, so we're sure they'll both be fine.
And there's additional reason to be optimistic, as ever since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split in 2016, a surprisingly large and vocal contingent of fans have been desperate for a Brad and Jen reunion.
At the time, that kind of sucked for Justin, who was newly married to Aniston.
These days, however, Jan and Brad 'shippers are free to fantasize guilt-free.
And amazingly, it seems there's actual reason to believe the long-fabled Aniston-Pitt reconciliation might actually happen.
According to In Touch, Jen reached out to Brad shortly after she and Justin reached the mutual decision to end their marriage.
“Jen made a tearful, late-night call to Brad one night recently and explained how Justin went off to the East Coast three months ago, and she felt he was never coming back,” a friend of Jen’s tells the tabloid.
“She confided in him about all the missteps and problems in the relationship, and Brad provided the calming words that she needed to hear.”
Obviously, there's no indication that Jen and Brad are anything more than just friends, but news that they're speaking again has proven sufficient to get fans all in a tizzy.
Sources also confirmed to the tabloid that the split happened fast and that those who know the couple best are under the impression that Justin dumped Jen.
“Justin left Jen three months ago when he went off to shoot the film On the Basis of Sex in Montreal and work on the Netflix series Maniac in New York. He’s been living primarily at his apartment in Greenwich Village," said one insider.
“It’s over," another source confirmed.
As for a possible future with Brad, insiders say it's the last thing on Jen's mind these days:
“She’s been burned before,” an anonymous explained.
“Brad broke her heart. She can’t take another failed marriage."
That's probably for the best.
The last thing she needs is Brad claiming the two of them were "on a break" while he was filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
At one point or another, we’ve all daydreamed about what we would do if we had a virtually unlimited supply of time and money.
Perhaps you’d like to sail around the world on a yacht that’s twice the size of your first apartment, or eat manatee burgers on Richard Branson’s private island.
There are many ways to blow staggering amounts of cash in frivolous and obnoxious ways, and as far as we can tell, that’s the best reason to amass staggering amounts of cash.
Of course, saying you want to pull a Magellan or feast on some ground endangered species is that tres noveau riche sh-t that’ll get you tossed out of the Secret Rich Guys’ Club before you can say “DJ Jazzy Jeff.”
The folks who have been annoyingly well-heeled for most of their lives have moved beyond such pedestrian fantasies and are now only excited by displays of wealth that work-a-day schmucks like you and I would never even dream of.
Take for example, the latest expenditure by Mr. Brad Pitt, who began life by winning the genetic lottery, and then rode that wave all the way to unimaginable financial success.
At 54, Brad’s been rich and famous for nearly three decades, which means those nightly Illuminati orgies are just a tedious chore to him at this point.
This is a guy who’s done it all, which means he needs something truly wondrous to get his motor running.
You can only drive so many luxury cars and observe so many alien autopsies before you begin to crave the purest and most universal pleasure known to man.
We’re talking, of course, about enjoying the company of the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke.
Proving once again that he’s living the very best of lives, Pitt recently bid $120,000 for a chance to spend an evening watching Game of Thrones with Emilia.
Obviously, Clarke is gorgeous, but it seems Pitt ponied up the dough simply out of sheer GoT fanboy geekiness.
Clarke auctioned off her time as part of a benefit for Haiti organized by Sean Penn.
Sadly, like the Red Wedding, this tale has a tragic ending.
It seems Brad’s colossal bid was insufficient, and someone who we’re just gonna assume was George R.R. Martin in disguise dropped an astonishing $160,000 for an hour of Emilia’s time.
That may seem ludicrous, but the way our cable bills have been looking lately, we’ll all be dropping six figures to watch HBO before the year is out, amirite?!
Yes, that was an incredibly lame joke, but if we told it you while we were clinking glasses of $800 champagne aboard our private space shuttle, you’d be in hysterics right now.
Maybe money can’t always buy you a night with the Khaleesi, but it can always buy you fake friends.
Let me preface this by saying I have no idea if that title is true or not, but I’d like to believe it is and that neither Brad Pitt or the women he flirts with are in on the joke and both are oblivious to the fact that he has one of the most recognizable faces on Earth.
According to a report by Page Six, Brad Pitt calls himself “William” when he flirts with women at coffee runs in LA.
“He arrived by motorcycle, wearing sunglasses, jeans and a leather jacket,” a spy tells us. Pitt struck up a conversation with a blonde in line: “She was acting overly bubbly and looked a little like Kate Bosworth, but it wasn’t her,” our spy says.
When the woman said, “I’m Lydia,” Pitt “put out his hand and said, ‘Hi, I’m William.’ She replied, ‘Oh, you look like a Bradley.’ And he responded, ‘Well, that’s my middle name’ and smiled and winked at her.”
As Lydia exited she said, “‘Nice to meet you, Bradley . . . I mean William.’ He laughed to himself, then got on his bike.”
And then he came back 10 minutes later to smash because he’s Brad fucking Pitt.
Brad Pitt really wants his marriage with Angelina Jolie to be over.
And the actor is willing to put his money where his mouth is.
Like, A LOT of money where his (very handsome) mouth is.
According to Life & Style, Pitt is anxious to put his failed marriage behind him, but Jolie is dragging her feet on signing the final papers.
In response, Pitt has advised his attorney to sweeten the settlement pot. By a significant amount.
"In hopes of getting Angie to sign off on the divorce, Brad started throwing huge financial settlement offers at her lawyer," a source tells the aforementioned tabloid.
Thus far, however, Pitt has been unsuccessful... despite trying really hard.
"Angie has rejected every single offer, including the most recent one, for $100 million," this same source says.
Pitt offered Jolie $100 million to complete the ex-couple's divorce? And she didn't take it?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
We know Jolie isn't exactly in need of money or anything, but there's no saving this relationship.
Why not just take the giant sum of money and run?
In a new interview, Jolie does not address this rumor.
But the 42-year old Oscar winner admits the stars she made their second project together (2015's By The Sea) as a means to “communicate” with each other.
Even back then, it was evident things were just a little bit off between the husband and wife.
“We had met working together and we worked together well,” Jolie told The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast, Awards Chatter, explaining this week:
“I wanted us to do some serious work together, I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate.
"In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things.
"But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.”
That's about as open as Jolie has been about the former romance since she filed for divorce from Pitt in September of last year.
She cited "irreconcilable differences" in her divorce filing, asking for primary custody of the pair's six kids:
Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11 and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.
But Pitt wants joint custody and took exception early on to Jolie (or "sources," we should say) labeling him as some kind of deadbeat dad who drank a lot.
There was one specific incident of Pitt allegedly getting into it, while wasted, on board a private airplane with Maddox.
The FBI even investigated the altercation, but did not come away with any evidence that any sort of child abuse had taken place.
"Brad felt he was depicted as an alcohol-swilling, pot-smoking, irresponsible and abusive husband and father -- and that it was largely Angelina's doing," Life & Style writes.
As a result, Pitt has no interest in taking Jolie back, even if she were to come crawling.
Writes the magazine:
"Brad feels too much damage has been done and she's tormented him for too long to consider taking her back. He doesn't trust Angelina anymore."
We can't blame him.
But we do have one final question related to this split:
When will Pitt get back together with Jennifer Aniston?!?