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Brad & Cate Do 'EW'

Brad & Cate Do 'EW'

Wahoo!! Oscars all around!! I present to you the inside photo spread of Babel‘s Brad Pitt & Cate Blanchett inside this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly November 3, 2006 issue. Here’s an excerpt from the article (full article after the jump):

Cate Blanchett was marinating in a puddle of blood on a dirt floor somewhere near the southern edge of the Sahara. Brad Pitt sat nearby, slumped over on a rock, sweat pouring off him. The temperature hovered near 112 degrees in the tiny Moroccan village that had become home to the cast and crew of Babel, the politically charged four-part epic from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams). This place was seriously primitive, beyond the reach of electricity and, for the most part, running water. Air conditioning? Not a chance. Indoor toilet? There’s only one: See the village elder.

Lost in Translation

How the director of ”21 Grams” pushed Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and a multinational cast through ”Babel,” his epic four-sided saga of sex, drugs, guns, and terrorism spanning three continents and several gulfs of misunderstanding

Cate Blanchett was marinating in a puddle of blood on a dirt floor somewhere near the southern edge of the Sahara. Brad Pitt sat nearby, slumped over on a rock, sweat pouring off him. The temperature hovered near 112 degrees in the tiny Moroccan village that had become home to the cast and crew of Babel, the politically charged four-part epic from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams). This place was seriously primitive, beyond the reach of electricity and, for the most part, running water. Air conditioning? Not a chance. Indoor toilet? There’s only one: See the village elder.

To make matters worse, González Iñárritu, in his quest for supreme naturalism, had just asked them to perform Cate’s near-death scene for the 73rd time that day. The pressure was off the charts and there was just one distraction powerful enough to keep the two actors from going completely bonkers¦

”It felt out of control,” Pitt says over a year later, in a luxurious, climate-controlled Los Angeles hotel suite, recounting the weeks he spent in a state of ”frenetic anxiety” on the Babel set. ”I thought it was going to push me over the edge.” Suddenly, the 42-year-old actor leaps to his feet to demonstrate that crucial survival tool. With a hint of dramatic flourish, he grabs hold of his belt loops and yanks his jeans up to his armpits, giving himself a deep-impact wedgie of what must have been the most painful sort. ”Throughout the movie, I’d walk around like this,” Pitt says, thrusting out his backside and waddling around like a duck. It must be said that watching Pitt transform himself into an Urkel-like superdork is a sight so perplexing, it could divert a person from just about anything. ”You’ve gotta find things to make you laugh during the shoot. Cate called it the Hungry Bum.” He pauses and chuckles to himself. ”When your bum’s so hungry it’s trying to eat your pants.”

González Iñárritu’s globe-trotting melodrama was shot in six languages and on three continents. As ambitious as it is intimate, the narrative interweaves a quartet of sorrow-soaked vignettes: An American couple vacationing in Morocco (Pitt and Blanchett) are forced to depend on the kindness of strangers when struck by catastrophe; a family of Berber goatherds unravels after buying their first gun; a nanny (Amores Perros‘ Adriana Barraza), torn between work in San Diego and family obligations in Mexico, is thrown into an immigration quagmire; and a deaf-mute Japanese girl (Rinko Kikuchi) tries to cure her loneliness by prematurely uncorking her sexuality.

Babel (see EW review here) takes its title from the biblical allegory, in which man’s hubristic attempt to build a tower to the heavens compels a vengeful God to create a cacophony of different languages that stymie communication and isolate people from one another. Using this as his metaphorical jumping-off point, González Iñárritu tackles some of the most provocative issues of our time post-9/11: globalization, immigration, the spectre of terrorism. ”The film is about prejudice,” the director says, ”and the dangerous borders and walls we build that affect [communication] personally. And on a global scale, between George Bush and the Muslim world.”

Mixing politics and moviemaking has always been a dangerous game. One false move can mean the difference between Traffic and All the King’s
Men
. But González Iñárritu’s single-minded determination about the project persuaded some of Hollywood’s biggest power players — Pitt, Blanchett, and Paramount’s Brad Grey, who agreed to back the movie in his first week on the job as the studio’s new chairman — to take a risk. It’s a gamble that’s already begun paying off: González Iñárritu collected the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes film festival, and the movie drew a raft of raves at Toronto. Now Babel looks poised to be one of this year’s leading dark-horse Oscar contenders. And Pitt’s nakedly emotional performance has placed him in the Academy Awards running for the first time since being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1996 for 12 Monkeys.

All this comes at the end of a long, tough slog. The Pitt/Blanchett story line was just a quarter of the journey for González Iñárritu and the rest of the core crew, who crisscrossed the globe for more than a year, shooting under arduous circumstances.
Dehydrated crew members in Mexico, for example, had to be hospitalized. Appropriately enough, communication was particularly difficult: The young deaf actresses in the Japanese plotline required a series of translations, from González Iñárritu’s native Spanish to English, English to Japanese, Japanese to sign. ”I had three pains I thought were heart attacks during production,” recalls González Iñárritu. ”To make this film was to give birth to a boy with four heads. Painful.”

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  • syd

    First! Love Brad and Cate.

  • raqchel

    Wow great pics….. I cant wait to read the article…….

  • http://www.yahoo.com Medulla

    Hey JJ thanks for the picture.
    Yes I agree with Gwen that Brad is going to win an oscar, eventhough I do not care for Gwen one bit, also I think now that she is trying to be friendly with Brad, X is going to have a pity party because she use to talk bad about Brad to Gwen and both of them were against Angelina Jolie.

  • Jolie4ever

    wow! another Brad thread!!!

  • ((chanel))

    great pics nice brad is hot but i wish i could see some new pics of angie

    angie 4 life!

  • Frenchy

    Here’s the article:

    Lost in Translation
    How the director of ”21 Grams” pushed Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, and a multinational cast through ”Babel,” his epic four-sided saga of sex, drugs, guns, and terrorism spanning three continents and several gulfs of misunderstanding by Christine Spines
    Cate Blanchett was marinating in a puddle of blood on a dirt floor somewhere near the southern edge of the Sahara. Brad Pitt sat nearby, slumped over on a rock, sweat pouring off him. The temperature hovered near 112 degrees in the tiny Moroccan village that had become home to the cast and crew of Babel, the politically charged four-part epic from Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams). This place was seriously primitive, beyond the reach of electricity and, for the most part, running water. Air conditioning? Not a chance. Indoor toilet? There’s only one: See the village elder.

    To make matters worse, González Iñárritu, in his quest for supreme naturalism, had just asked them to perform Cate’s near-death scene for the 73rd time that day. The pressure was off the charts and there was just one distraction powerful enough to keep the two actors from going completely bonkers…

    ”It felt out of control,” Pitt says over a year later, in a luxurious, climate-controlled Los Angeles hotel suite, recounting the weeks he spent in a state of ”frenetic anxiety” on the Babel set. ”I thought it was going to push me over the edge.” Suddenly, the 42-year-old actor leaps to his feet to demonstrate that crucial survival tool. With a hint of dramatic flourish, he grabs hold of his belt loops and yanks his jeans up to his armpits, giving himself a deep-impact wedgie of what must have been the most painful sort. ”Throughout the movie, I’d walk around like this,” Pitt says, thrusting out his backside and waddling around like a duck. It must be said that watching Pitt transform himself into an Urkel-like superdork is a sight so perplexing, it could divert a person from just about anything. ”You’ve gotta find things to make you laugh during the shoot. Cate called it the Hungry Bum.” He pauses and chuckles to himself. ”When your bum’s so hungry it’s trying to eat your pants.”

    González Iñárritu’s globe-trotting melodrama was shot in six languages and on three continents. As ambitious as it is intimate, the narrative interweaves a quartet of sorrow-soaked vignettes: An American couple vacationing in Morocco (Pitt and Blanchett) are forced to depend on the kindness of strangers when struck by catastrophe; a family of Berber goatherds unravels after buying their first gun; a nanny (Amores Perros’ Adriana Barraza), torn between work in San Diego and family obligations in Mexico, is thrown into an immigration quagmire; and a deaf-mute Japanese girl (Rinko Kikuchi) tries to cure her loneliness by prematurely uncorking her sexuality.

    Babel (see EW review here) takes its title from the biblical allegory, in which man’s hubristic attempt to build a tower to the heavens compels a vengeful God to create a cacophony of different languages that stymie communication and isolate people from one another. Using this as his metaphorical jumping-off point, González Iñárritu tackles some of the most provocative issues of our time post-9/11: globalization, immigration, the spectre of terrorism. ”The film is about prejudice,” the director says, ”and the dangerous borders and walls we build that affect [communication] personally. And on a global scale, between George Bush and the Muslim world.”

    Mixing politics and moviemaking has always been a dangerous game. One false move can mean the difference between Traffic and All the King’s Men. But González Iñárritu’s single-minded determination about the project persuaded some of Hollywood’s biggest power players — Pitt, Blanchett, and Paramount’s Brad Grey, who agreed to back the movie in his first week on the job as the studio’s new chairman — to take a risk. It’s a gamble that’s already begun paying off: González Iñárritu collected the Best Director award at this year’s Cannes film festival, and the movie drew a raft of raves at Toronto. Now Babel looks poised to be one of this year’s leading dark-horse Oscar contenders. And Pitt’s nakedly emotional performance has placed him in the Academy Awards running for the first time since being nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 1996 for 12 Monkeys.

    All this comes at the end of a long, tough slog. The Pitt/Blanchett story line was just a quarter of the journey for González Iñárritu and the rest of the core crew, who crisscrossed the globe for more than a year, shooting under arduous circumstances. Dehydrated crew members in Mexico, for example, had to be hospitalized. Appropriately enough, communication was particularly difficult: The young deaf actresses in the Japanese plotline required a series of translations, from González Iñárritu’s native Spanish to English, English to Japanese, Japanese to sign. ”I had three pains I thought were heart attacks during production,” recalls González Iñárritu. ”To make this film was to give birth to a boy with four heads. Painful.”

  • deena

    Hate to sound like Paris but, THAT’S HOT!

  • oscars

    Oscars, Oscars, Oscars!

  • Frenchy

    EW continued (this part about Brad)

    Ultimately Blanchett was won over by the sheer challenge of making something out of almost nothing. ”I had one scene to communicate everything and then had to enter a [near-death] state,” she says. ”But it was really about Alejandro’s passion for me to do it in the end. We all like being flattered.”

    Pitt, on the other hand, showed up like a gift on González Iñárritu’s doorstep
    The star pursued the role before the script had even been sent out to actors. His interest was fueled by a longtime desire to work with González Iñárritu and by Babel’s underlying message of one-world unity, which had taken on a powerfully alluring personal dimension for him. The actor had recently become a father figure (and, ultimately, adoptive dad) to Angelina Jolie’s growing multicultural brood — Maddox, from Cambodia, and Zahara, from Ethiopia. ”Our kids come from different parts of the world, and it’s the perfect example of, if we didn’t have these perceived differences we wouldn’t be defined by geography,” says Pitt, who has since added another member to the family, Shiloh (the couple’s first biological child, she hails from the land of the genetically blessed). ”What I liked most [about the script] was this idea that we’re all the same, and it’s our lack of understanding and lack of communication that gets in the way.”

    But Pitt was far from the obvious choice to play a middle-aged Everyman who is quietly crushed by his powerlessness to protect his family. González Iñárritu felt that in order for Pitt to be credible in the role, the actor would have to dial back his alpha-male charm considerably. ”My goal was for the audience to forget they’re watching Brad Pitt,” González Iñárritu says. ”If that didn’t happen, it would f— the film.”

    Pitt was more than happy to shed his celebrity skin. Over the past few years, between big-budget bonanzas like Troy and the Ocean’s movies, he has on occasion flirted with — but pulled out of — challenging roles in auteur-driven projects, such as Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming sci-fi epic The Fountain (in which he was to star opposite Blanchett; the two will costar next in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). ”I was caught in the leading-man trap,” Pitt says. ”I was trying to find my place. It’s a luxury to be invited into that forum, but it’s also a dead end.” This time, he took to dismantling his image with relish. He embraced the idea of aging himself as a way to morefully disappear into the character. And he personally sought out makeup experts to do the job.

    Casting two huge marquee names in an ensemble movie brought its own set of hazards. The vignette in which they appear together stands in stark contrast with the others, which are populated with faces unknown to American audiences, except for Gael García Bernal (The Science of Sleep) and Japanese superstar Kôji Yakusho (Shall We Dance?). The patriarch of the Berber family, for instance, is played by a local Moroccan carpenter. Pitt and Blanchett’s star power could easily have thrown off González Iñárritu’s four-way juggling act if he wasn’t careful. ”This was a very democratic film,” he says. ”Every character was crucial. There were no principals.”

    Still, Pitt’s superstar clout came in handy in nailing down the film’s approximately $20 million budget and González Iñárritu’s complete creative autonomy. Ultimately, the financing came together from an assortment of investors including Paramount, a natural home for the project since Grey had been Pitt’s producing partner. (Babel then became the inaugural release of the studio’s new specialty division, Paramount Vantage.)

    Once production was under way, González Iñárritu was constitutionally incapable of taking the path of least resistance. He set out to extract documentary-style realism from actors and non-actors alike. Scenes could take days to shoot. ”For me it was orchestrating madness,” says the director, who pushed Barraza — a two-time survivor of minor heart attacks — to her physical limit as she carried her young charge (Elle Fanning, Dakota’s sister) for hours in blistering heat. ”I’m a torturer,” the director concedes. ”I’m kind of bipolar. When I’m happy, I’m the most excited guy in the world. But when I’m not I can be really frustrated. I don’t know how people survived.”

    He could also be blunt. The time-honored Hollywood custom of massaging a star’s ego was never part of the agenda. ”He used to just come in and say, ‘I don’t believe it,”’ recalls Pitt of the director’s reaction to certain takes. ”I respond well to that. It usually means you’re relying on some intellectual idea.” Generally, Pitt says he tries to approach his work like a full-contact sport. ”I use it all: head, heart, and balls.”

    The star pursued the role before the script had even been sent out to actors. His interest was fueled by a longtime desire to work with González Iñárritu and by Babel’s underlying message of one-world unity, which had taken on a powerfully alluring personal dimension for him. The actor had recently become a father figure (and, ultimately, adoptive dad) to Angelina Jolie’s growing multicultural brood — Maddox, from Cambodia, and Zahara, from Ethiopia. ”Our kids come from different parts of the world, and it’s the perfect example of, if we didn’t have these perceived differences we wouldn’t be defined by geography,” says Pitt, who has since added another member to the family, Shiloh (the couple’s first biological child, she hails from the land of the genetically blessed). ”What I liked most [about the script] was this idea that we’re all the same, and it’s our lack of understanding and lack of communication that gets in the way.”

    But Pitt was far from the obvious choice to play a middle-aged Everyman who is quietly crushed by his powerlessness to protect his family. González Iñárritu felt that in order for Pitt to be credible in the role, the actor would have to dial back his alpha-male charm considerably. ”My goal was for the audience to forget they’re watching Brad Pitt,” González Iñárritu says. ”If that didn’t happen, it would f— the film.”

    Pitt was more than happy to shed his celebrity skin. Over the past few years, between big-budget bonanzas like Troy and the Ocean’s movies, he has on occasion flirted with — but pulled out of — challenging roles in auteur-driven projects, such as Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming sci-fi epic The Fountain (in which he was to star opposite Blanchett; the two will costar next in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). ”I was caught in the leading-man trap,” Pitt says. ”I was trying to find my place. It’s a luxury to be invited into that forum, but it’s also a dead end.” This time, he took to dismantling his image with relish. He embraced the idea of aging himself as a way to morefully disappear into the character. And he personally sought out makeup experts to do the job.

    Casting two huge marquee names in an ensemble movie brought its own set of hazards. The vignette in which they appear together stands in stark contrast with the others, which are populated with faces unknown to American audiences, except for Gael García Bernal (The Science of Sleep) and Japanese superstar Kôji Yakusho (Shall We Dance?). The patriarch of the Berber family, for instance, is played by a local Moroccan carpenter. Pitt and Blanchett’s star power could easily have thrown off González Iñárritu’s four-way juggling act if he wasn’t careful. ”This was a very democratic film,” he says. ”Every character was crucial. There were no principals.”

    Still, Pitt’s superstar clout came in handy in nailing down the film’s approximately $20 million budget and González Iñárritu’s complete creative autonomy. Ultimately, the financing came together from an assortment of investors including Paramount, a natural home for the project since Grey had been Pitt’s producing partner. (Babel then became the inaugural release of the studio’s new specialty division, Paramount Vantage.)

    Once production was under way, González Iñárritu was constitutionally incapable of taking the path of least resistance. He set out to extract documentary-style realism from actors and non-actors alike. Scenes could take days to shoot. ”For me it was orchestrating madness,” says the director, who pushed Barraza — a two-time survivor of minor heart attacks — to her physical limit as she carried her young charge (Elle Fanning, Dakota’s sister) for hours in blistering heat. ”I’m a torturer,” the director concedes. ”I’m kind of bipolar. When I’m happy, I’m the most excited guy in the world. But when I’m not I can be really frustrated. I don’t know how people survived.”

    He could also be blunt. The time-honored Hollywood custom of massaging a star’s ego was never part of the agenda. ”He used to just come in and say, ‘I don’t believe it,”’ recalls Pitt of the director’s reaction to certain takes. ”I respond well to that. It usually means you’re relying on some intellectual idea.” Generally, Pitt says he tries to approach his work like a full-contact sport. ”I use it all: head, heart, and balls.”

  • Frenchy

    continued EW article (Brad Pitt part)
    There was just one scene during the entire shoot where González Iñárritu was satisfied with the first take: Pitt’s climactic moment, in which his character finally erupts into heaving sobs after spending days on the verge of calamity. ”It was 6 a.m. and we had been shooting all night,” González Iñárritu says. ”It was very difficult, and you can see that. It was the sum of the whole experience, and he got it all.”

    Despite the chaos, the shoot yielded the type of bare-knuckle adventure in the big wide world that’s hard to come by in pampered Hollywood — the moviemaking equivalent of joining the Peace Corps. ”When you are touched by human experience like that, you cannot be the same [afterward] unless you’re dead or an a–hole,” says González Iñárritu.

    Five months after his part in Babel wrapped, Pitt traveled to Pakistan to visit earthquake victims and donated $100,000 toward relief. He then spent time in Africa, where Jolie gave birth to Shiloh in May. In September the couple gave $1 million apiece to organizations that work with the world’s sick and needy. ”This idea that wherever you’re born decides your opportunity and the life you’re going to have… I just feel this need to even out the playing field if I can help in any way,” he says, choosing his words carefully. ”I see it as the main global issue: How do we create the will to understand each other? And maybe things like [Babel] will contribute to that.”

    Back at the hotel, Pitt’s stylist has assembled a selection of outfits for him to change into for EW’s photo shoot. Pitt immediately starts rifling through the hangers and slips a beige cashmere sweater over his head. It’s been pre-ripped to the point of looking like it’s been through three wars. Pitt likes it immediately. ”I’m shopping for India,” he says of his imminent trip to the subcontinent, where he’s producing A Mighty Heart, which stars Jolie in an adaptation of Mariane Pearl’s memoir about the terrorist kidnapping and murder of her journalist husband, Daniel Pearl. ”I’m only taking a couple pairs of pants, a few T-shirts, a sweater, and stuffing them into a knapsack. And that’s it. That’s all I need.” He pauses, pleased with the prospect of a pared-down adventure, and quietly mutters, as if to himself, ”Film as expedition…”

    (Posted:10/26/06)

  • lookwhaticando

    Thanks JJ

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks for Jared for another new Brad’s thread and for the article from EW

  • g121

    weird!!

  • deena

    OMG It’s lunchtime and this website has crashed! now what? US weekly? TMZ? Perez? I think not! I have impulse issues. Guess I’ll just eat lunch then.

  • African Girl

    Alright, I quit. I can’t keep up…..woke up this morning to not one but two threads. I’m not complaining…..really, I’m not. Just so glad to see more of BP. I can smell Oscar all over this movie. I just lave CB….she is a wonderful actress.

    Thanks Frnchy for the full article…..Who say BP has lost his clout in Hollywood?

    Thanks Jared….don’t know what else to say.

    Good Morning All and TGIF :)

  • G121

    im so frustrated! why cant i see a single picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please help!

  • guli

    Hello BAMZSers, WOW two threads to catch up on let alone YG…. Just wanted to say hi to all, so far it looks like a calm thread thank God :lol:….

    BTW-Thanks JJ and Audrey, you guys are really great to us…

    Hey guys in US where Babel is released, could you please let us know what you think and the audiences reaction, it would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, now let me catch up since I am done for the day. BRB, TGIF everyone :lol:

  • Estelle

    For AG: I know it’s too late, you already went on O, but not too late to cancel the VF confession.

    Hey AG, I leave this video for you at the old thread, page 3-5.

    can you please get out of X’s body, cancel VF interview? I hope this will knock some sense into you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OStBfI9q88o

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread and for the interview, two weeks before I can see it and I can’t wait

  • Alexanderina

    Hiya Guys, Happy Friday to you all, hope you guys are having a good day, my day is busy like a bee :lol:

  • ntt

    The site was unaccessible until now. Guli, you asked fans to provide feedback after the movie, I just hope the fanistons (probably just one under multiple names)) are not going to swarm over here with their made up reviews. We’ll see. Have a good day, guys.

  • angelah

    Hi to all of you guys!!! ope y’all are having a good ass friday!
    Thanks j@red for this new thread and posting the EW pics, you so rockin’ it. Ah both of ‘em are utterly gorgeous!!

    bb.

    wait— deena: tfm is my international film class..ok brb

  • angelah

    Hope* gr

  • gitane

    jared, you’re back up? well lordy be!

    i tried to leave this on the last thread…i have no idea if it went through or not, but if so, i apologize for the repetition:

    ATTN: ALL REGISTERED VOTERS OF BAMZSVILLE!!

    please report to the YG for an urgent message that affects your future.

    Estelle or Alexanderina: please post the message from the YG on the e-mail group.

    thank you!

    gitane
    Assistant Mayor of BAMZSville
    unofficial High Priestess

  • deena

    hello? hello? testing……..
    I need a 12 step program. while this site was unaccessible I had a slip and went to Perez. There was no B&A board so I stomped on X.
    Alas, this is my confession, and this is my shame.
    (not that I stomped on X but that I gave her board hits) Does anybody care to be my sponser?

  • Alexanderina

    25 | gitane | – Hiya Gitane, I can’t access the YG at work, hopefully Estelle will be able to post it in the E-mail group

  • bluemoon

    I was having problems to access the site all morning. One more incident in India, http://img74.imageshack.us/my.php?image=india271020065vr9.jpg (From Souljolie) anyone know when the shooting will be over? I can’t wait till they get the hell out of there. Filming in New Orleans will be a piece of cake next to this experience.

  • deena

    23 | angelah |

    Hi

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments alana

    28 | bluemoon |

    Im with you.. it’s been one thing after the other, not that I’m blaming Angie.. but you know some are. I hope the shoot is almost finished. Weren’t they only supposed to be there a month? Does anyone know?

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments alana

    hello? hello? testing……..
    I need a 12 step program. while this site was unaccessible I had a slip and went to Perez. There was no B&A board so I stomped on X.
    Alas, this is my confession, and this is my shame.
    (not that I stomped on X but that I gave her board hits) Does anybody care to be my sponser?

    26 | deena |

    I would like to but unfortunately I fell off the wagon myself today.

    :(

  • Newbie

    bluemoon&Angie,
    To each his/her own i guess. Personally i’m thrilled that they are in my home country. :-)

  • Original jpf

    3 | Medulla

    Not a fan of either woman, but not a hater either and GP has gone on record saying she never spoke to Jennifer Aniston. They are not friends, and I have never read or heard even an unvalidated comment stating that either liked or disliked Angelina let alone a valid one.

    jpf

  • Lurker

    Is this site working now?

    I don’t understand why EVERYTHING is Angelina’s fault when Brad is there with her. People pretty much ignore him and blame it all on Angie. I don’t get it.

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments alana

    WASSUP PEOPLE? I’m going through JJ withdrawals today.

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments alana

    Is this site working now?

    I don’t understand why EVERYTHING is Angelina’s fault when Brad is there with her. People pretty much ignore him and blame it all on Angie. I don’t get it.

    34 | Lurker ||

    I think they BOTH get their fair share of unfair blame. Perhaps if Angelina is getting more this trip is because she is the one shooting the film their. Still crazy to me because the main cause of problems seem to be the paps. And as far as the helicopter landing…why would that be Brad or Angie’s fault. The helicopter was from an Indian company. I am sure Brad and Angie assumed the pilot knew what he was doing.

  • Original Curious

    I was just about to start trolling the lesser gossip sites when, PRAISE THE GODS AND GODDESSES JJ came back! YAY!! Now, what’s this about another thread for today?

    I actually subscribe to EW – Brad’s been keeping me company today. :lol: Don’t you just love that Brad “campaigned” for this role? I bet X was totally confused by someone WANTING to get dirty! :lol:

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments alana

    I meant shooting the film there, not their

  • http://JUSTJARED REKANE

    I CANT WAIT TO SEE BRAD WITH HIS BEAUTIFUL LADY LOVE, MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN. WALK THE RED CARPET TOGETHER AT THE OSCARS! WHEN HE WINS FOR BEST ACTOR HE WILL THANK ANGELINA THE TRUE ONE AND ONLY LOVE OF HIS LIFE!

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments aimee

    Hey JJ thanks for the picture.
    Yes I agree with Gwen that Brad is going to win an oscar, eventhough I do not care for Gwen one bit, also I think now that she is trying to be friendly with Brad, X is going to have a pity party because she use to talk bad about Brad to Gwen and both of them were against Angelina Jolie.

    3 | Medulla |

    Hon, I think you have been reading too many tabloids.

  • Lurker

    Angelina might be the star of the film but Brad is the producer, and they are there together. Who cares if the helicopter has a pilot it still must be Angie’s fault just like it was her idea for Madonna to adopt an african baby. **rolling my eyes**

  • BCBG

    Oscar —-> Brad

  • BCBG

    Lurker #41

    1) You dont keep up with the news. Madonna went on Oprah program and said that she did NOt even know Angie.

    2) Madonna’s adoption is a good thing. Many media are backing off and supporting her.

    3) Go to msnbc, cbs and abc, read the news there. DONT read tabloid

    4) You are a troublemaker. I do not sense you are sincere in your post.

  • deena

    I would like to but unfortunately I fell off the wagon myself today.
    :(
    31 | alana |
    LMAO…..did anyone else out there? maybe we could have a meeting?!
    I wasted my whole afternoon working…………….. on a Friday! What’s up with that Jared?

  • Lurker

    43 | BCBG

    What the hell?

    1. I know.
    2. I know.
    3. Please don’t tell me what to do.
    4. oh really? You can just sense it , huh?

  • think positive!

    test

  • http://www.justjared.com/2006/10/27/brad-pitt-cate-blanchett-ew/comment-page-2/#comments alana

    43 | BCBG |

    I think Lurker was just being sarcastic.

  • think positive!

    45 | Lurker |

    I think BCBG just misunderstood you.Please don’t start a fight when there is no reason to start one.Just explaine what you said to the person that didn’t get you and everything will be ok.And no I’m not telling you what to do.It’s just a suggestion.

  • deena

    Lurker so you come in here to defend Angelina over Brad, tried to be facecious, and ended up with your foot in your mouth? Is that about the size of it? You better be careful what you say around here, especially if you’ve never been here before!

  • Anna

    All this stuff is nonsense: News-hungry media.
    Everyone knows that only the pilot and his company are obligated to know the local regulations. Not the passengers. For all they know, the passengers can be people from the jungle-they’re not gonna be held responsible for knowing and enforcing aircraft regulations :)

  • BCBG

    http://www.showbuzz.cbsnews.com/elements/2006/10/09/people/photoessay2073606.shtml

    look at pic #9
    look at pic #17, there is an advertisment with some caricature drawing
    Brad butter, Jolie snack
    very cute !!!

    dont miss it.
    it’s under cbsnews.com, click entertainment, click one of Brad’s wedge article, then click chasing Brangelina.
    make sure you check out pic #17 (last pic)