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Brad Pitt Kicks It With John Norris

Brad Pitt Kicks It With John Norris

Brad Pitt films another interview with MTV VJ John Norris (pink Chucks) for MTV News in New Orleans, Louisiana on Friday.

Undoubtedly, the activist actor talked up his “Make It Right” project, which aims to continue to help the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

“It’s been fantastic,” Brad has said about America’s overwhelmingly response to chip in. “We’ve had 12,000 people across America come in and donate. We’ve had people like Will Ferrell come in and adopt a house. Our initial goal was 150 houses, and we’ve got 52 houses that have been adopted, which means 52 families.”

He added, “It’s working. It’s really working. It’s that thing we talked about of people coming together and people helping people, and that’s where America’s great.”

But it’s not over yet! There’s still time to donate at MakeItRightNOLA.org.

“We got two more weeks to go,” Pitt said. “I need people out there to come in and adopt the other 100 homes. And hopefully by that time we’ll see this whole neighborhood symbolically put back together.”

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  • hillary

    i love brad!
    first
    ;]]

  • Annabel

    2nd

  • Hille koiz

    awww

  • irma

    He is really into his project Make It Right. Brad is tireless individual just like his Ange. Hats off to you both.

  • GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS

    GOD BLESS BRAD AND HIS FAMILY!

    GOD BLESS BRAD AND HIS FAMILY!

    GOD BLESS BRAD AND HIS FAMILY!

    GOD BLESS BRAD AND HIS FAMILY!

    GOD BLESS BRAD AND HIS FAMILY!

    GOD BLESS BRAD AND HIS FAMILY!

  • http://yahoo Yes

    Great man, happy for Angelina.

  • Sheri

    You go Brad! Get this project rolling at warp speed!

    Morning BAMPZS fans!

  • http://musicisourhigh.blogspot.com musicisourhigh

    I’m glad to see this project moving forward. I can’t wait to see what the houses look like finished

  • http://www.blog.com/laura laura

    LOVE HIM
    BRANGELINA 4-EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jANICE

    WHY DOES HE SOUND VERY SHALLOW MOST OF THE TIME? WAS HE ALWAYS THIS STUPID?

  • laura

    you know, I know and Everybody knows, JustJared, that Brad Pitt is enough pretty to be on your site. But You know and I know also, that Zanessa and all Asley tisdale news get millions of comments on your site, everybody wants them. You know, when you post something about Mischa Barton or Tom Cruise, you don’t reack more than thirty comments. And when you post something about Zanessa, people is excited and you got in a second 400 comments. So you know, It’s just and advice, It’s just popularity, If you don’t want to do it, any matter. I will choose my pictures for blends for my fotolog web in other webs.
    BYEBYE!

  • http://yahoo Yes

    I’m glad and very happy that this whole thing is working out beautifully. I hope there’s more good news to come for this project. Good luck to him.

  • Sheri

    jANICE @ 12/22/2007 at 10:18 am
    ————–
    So it is shallow in your words to attempt to get people into homes that are affordable and eco friendly. It’s shallow to help those the government has forgotten. Would you please list your accomplishments because from the sounds of it you must have cured cancer, hunger and brought about world peace!

  • malibumom

    Hi Jared.

  • http://iamthelostgirl.wordpress.com TheLostGirl

    I’m thrilled his projects are getting so much airtime. Nice work!

  • Sheri

    Good morning to you malibumom! Hope all is well in your world!

  • Ameena

    Thanks Jared for the new thread,

    Malibumon, you’re here, Happy Holidays.

    Good morning, Sheri, Laura and Yes, Irma and anyone else who is a fan.

  • Cliniqua

    Laura #11 – the thing that will send me running from Jared’s like a bat out of hell forever, would be if this site became a ‘Zanessa’ site (oh look, a gay guy that looks like a girl, and a cute amerasian girl who’s pretending to like him — in the Disney musicals for tweens..hallaleujah…riiiiiiight)..just kill me now.

  • lylian

    jANICE @ 12/22/2007 at 10:18 am
    WHY DOES HE SOUND VERY SHALLOW MOST OF THE TIME? WAS HE ALWAYS THIS STUPID?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    To answer your question:

    (1) Because most of the time, YOU are too stupid to understand what he is saying; and
    (2) No he isn’t stupid but YOU ARE.

  • THINK POSITIVE!

    Thank God MIR gets so much recognition and attention. Brad has promoted this project more than any of his films. He is religiously committed to this and I’m proud of him!!

    God bless the people that are donating and will donate!!

    Happy holidays to all the JP fans and to our favorite family. They deserve it!!

    Thanks Jared for the new thread!!

  • lylian

    laura @ 12/22/2007 at 10:19 am

    >>>>>>>>

    BYE BYE LAURA. What ever you do, Don’t come back. You won’t be missed.

  • bermy girl

    Is it true that the project received a $1 million anonymous donation? If so, that’s fantastic news.

  • cook

    lylian,

    Hi. Play nice.

  • Sheri

    Morning Ameena,

    Clini (shouldn’t children be seen and not heard! :lol: Zanessa, geesh!)

    Think Positive how are you?

    lylian a good morning biatch slap is sometimes the perfect way to start the day! I got one in and feel good! :lol:

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread.

    I am so proud of Brad and so happy that the MIR Project is getting a lot of attention and rightfully so, it is a wonderful project that is going to help a lot of people. I am so glad that stars like Will Farrell along with his wife has adopted a house, also Laurence Fishboure, and David Spade donating; now we need other stars to come out and do the same, and of course regular folks as well to come out and donate.

  • Sheri

    bermy girl!! Where have you been? Or is it I haven’t been on… either way how are you?

  • Brad Fan

    Love ya Brad. Keep doing the best you can. Stay cool.

  • http://yahoo Yes

    #17 ameena

    Hiya!

  • lylian

    Hi there cook. Nice to see you around. Hope all is well with you and family. Just about to sign off coz its my night time here. See you around the threads.

  • Alexanderina

    I think this is very nice

    People News

    Angelina Jolie’s giving Christmas

    Dec 22, 2007, 7:30 GMT

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will spend Christmas helping others.

    The couple are planning on teaching their children – adopted Maddox, six, Pax, four, Zahara, two, and their biological daughter, 18-month-old Shiloh – the real message of the festive season by helping people in New Orleans who were affected by last year’s Hurricane Katrina.

    Angelina said: “We’re talking about spending the holidays in New Orleans. We’ll spend the morning with our children, make it special for them and then we’re going to spend the day helping others in need.

    “It’s important to teach our children that it’s not about what they’re going to get, but it’s about who they’re going to think of.”

    Angelina also confessed seeing others who are less fortunate than herself make her realise how lucky she is.

    She added: “I’m very fortunate in my life. I love my kids and Brad is an amazing man and a wonderful partner – we’ve found a great balance together.”

    http://people.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1382754.php/Angelina_Jolies_giving_Christmas

  • cook

    I think I’m having Chinese for lunch…and, maybe dinner?

  • Anna

    He’s actually very bright and curious but he is nervous speaking, which many people are, and he is not articulate. He is open-hearted and feels for the people who need help. He is not a politician and he has not had to speak out for a cause like Angie has for a long time and be sure of his statistics etc. He has courage to put himself out anyway and express himself asking people to do the right thing if the government won’t. He is not a public speaker. When he is relaxed, his words flow more easily. Give him credit for his intent and his ACTIONS. He’s not perfect, but who of us is? He stands up like a man and makes things happen for the good.
    Public speaking for a cause does not come easily to him, nor is he facile with the right words. On Charlie Rose he used the word complicent, which is not a word. The word he was looking for is complicit, and Charlie Rose very politely said the word correctly and enunciated it clearly hoping Brad would get it. It happens when people who aren’t sure of vocabulary cobble together a word that they have heard that sounds like the real word but isn’t exactly right. For people who know vocabulary, it’s embarrassing. I used to be a snob about such things. Now I try to look at the person speaking, like Brad, and see the overall picture and admire him for putting himself out there wholeheartedly, with passion, for something he believes in, helping others. We all need to cut each other some slack. Are you out there making a difference for the world?

  • Missouri Fan

    Hi Sheri, thanks for letting me know of the new thread.
    Did you get my email? card came back.. Merry Christmas!

    Hi malibumom! :smile: Merry Christmas! :smile:

    Hello Janice :smile: Merry Christmas! :smile:

    Irma, promise you will get email from me today :smile:

    Hello Ameena!! Thanks for opening the Ecard! hugs :smile:

    Hi Cliniqua! : smile: Merry Christmas! :smile:

    Hi lylian! :smile: Merry Christmas! :smile:

    Hi THINK POSITIVE! ! :smile: Merry Christmas! :smile:

  • Alexanderina

    bringing this over from the last thread for MF

    # 482 Alexanderina @ 12/22/2007 at 10:23 am

    # 476 Missouri Fan @ 12/22/2007 at 10:08 am

    Morning MF, how are you? I did get it. Thank you so much. I loved it, you are so sweet. I did not get a chance to send one back to you, but I will send you one for the New Year

  • Helena

    Pitt’s star power couldn’t help ‘James’
    Specialty film fails at box office despite Brad
    By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK”The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” signals a trend that leaves Hollywood worried as 2007 rings out: A number of pics touting the biggest stars couldn’t find their groove.
    Specialty films like “Jesse James,” featuring Brad Pitt and directed by New Zealander Andrew Dominik, joined others starring Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep in getting lost at the box office this fall.

    “Jesse James” has grossed just $3.8 million domestically and another $7.5 million overseas. It’s still playing in 30 or so theaters in the U.S., with Warners hoping for a bump from its awards runs. But with such low box office, the film is in a precarious position.

    All the publicity is putting a lot of pressure on Mike Nichols’ Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts starrer “Charlie Wilson’s War,” which unspooled Dec. 21.

    The idea that the biggest stars aren’t bulletproof is nothing new; it’s just never happened to this extent in one year.

    And, in the case of “Jesse James,” it once again raises the age-old question — at what point does a studio take back power from the filmmaker?

    Making “James” was a long and arduous process. There was a well-publicized tug-of-war between director Andrew Dominik, who caught Hollywood’s attention with indie title “Chopper,” and Warners over the editing of the film.

    Warners’ wasn’t entirely in sync with the pacing of the movie, or the length (one cut ran more than three hours). Dominik was thinking more like Terence Malick in examining the relationship between the famous outlaw and his eventual assassin, Robert Ford, played by Casey Affleck. Warners was in favor of having at least a bit more action.

    Dominik based his script on the book by Ron Hansen.

    Ultimately, Warners went with Dominik’s version, even though Dominik didn’t have final cut as part of his contract. Part of the reason was that Pitt, who produced the movie through his Plan B shingle, backed Dominik. At one point along the way, Pitt and exec producer Ridley Scott had put together their own cut. When it tested to only so-so results, they went back to Dominik’s.

    Another chief reason is that Warners considers itself to be a filmmaker-friendly studio. That has been one of the hallmarks of Jeff Robinov’s tenure as prexy of production, and he soon will be transitioning to a larger role at the studio.

    “We’re not a place that says, ‘It’s my way or the highway,’ ” one Warners executive says.

    The studio says “Jesse James” cost $30 million to produce. Shooting was actually completed in the latter part of 2005; the release was delayed by more than a year until September 2007 due to editing.

    By the time “Jesse James” opened in five locations Sept. 21, Warners had tempered its expectations; usually, when a film underperforms at the box office, there’s all sorts of hand-wringing back on the studio lot.

    Warners is surprised, though, that Pitt isn’t getting more awards attention in the U.S. after winning best actor for the pic at the Venice Film Fest.

    So far, it’s Affleck who is feeling most of the awards heat. Affleck nabbed a Golden Globe supporting actor nom, and won the supporting actor nod from the National Board of Review.

    One studio exec says people are in the mood to be entertained — regardless of the name on the marquee, at least to some extent.

    “I think it’s the movie, not the movie star,” one studio exec says. “Movies like ‘Juno’ have the accumulation of great contemporary resonance, and you have a dazzling breakthrough performance in Ellen Page.”

    The star that turned out to be the legend of the 2007 box office? Will Smith, whose “I Am Legend” debuted at $76.5 million, the highest opening ever for a December pic.

    Shame. I like that movie. Arthouse movies are never successful with the BO.

  • Missouri Fan

    bermy girl :smile: hi! Merry Christmas! :smile:

    Hi Yes, you feeling much better today? :smile:

    Brad Fan :smile: Hello ! Merry Christmas! :smile:

    Hey Alex, did you get my card?

  • Alexanderina

    cook @ 12/22/2007 at 10:11 am

    Hi Alex,

    The Steelers sort of redeemed themselves Thursday for the play-offs. Are you a Chargers’ fan?

    ==========================================
    Hiya cook, how are you? Are you ready for the holidays? They sure did, it was a great game for them. No, I am not a Chargers’ fan, they are okay now that I live in SD, but my heart belong to Big Blue, love my New York Giants, no matter what City or State I move to, the Giants will always be my team. We have a big game against Buffalo tomorrow, I hope we can win it and wrap up a playoff spot

  • http://justjared.com i love angie

    God bless Joli-Pitts :)

  • sara the fan

    Alexanderina @ 12/22/2007 at 10:41 am I think this is very nice

    People News

    Angelina Jolie’s giving Christmas

    Dec 22, 2007, 7:30 GMT

    Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt will spend Christmas helping others.

    The couple are planning on teaching their children – adopted Maddox, six, Pax, four, Zahara, two, and their biological daughter, 18-month-old Shiloh – the real message of the festive season by helping people in New Orleans who were affected by last year’s Hurricane Katrina.

    Angelina said: “We’re talking about spending the holidays in New Orleans. We’ll spend the morning with our children, make it special for them and then we’re going to spend the day helping others in need.

    “It’s important to teach our children that it’s not about what they’re going to get, but it’s about who they’re going to think of.”

    Angelina also confessed seeing others who are less fortunate than herself make her realise how lucky she is.

    She added: “I’m very fortunate in my life. I love my kids and Brad is an amazing man and a wonderful partner – we’ve found a great balance together.”

    http://people.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1382754.php/Angelina_Jolies_giving_Christmas

    ———————————————————————————————–

    Thanks for bringing this.love jp’s family.

    hiya to all jp’s fans all over the world.I will come back later.just stop to say hi.

  • Alexanderina

    # 36 Missouri Fan @ 12/22/2007 at 10:47 am

    MF, I did and I left you a message on the old thread and I also brought it over here (#34). Thank you, you are so sweet

  • cook

    Anna,

    I can buy your comment…that’s all I said and got the s hit kicked out of me. As a guy, I don’t put on kid gloves when I discuss another guy…most of us don’t. He just has to practice more cause you don’t have to be a politician to articulate…just KNOW your material and be confident, then , open your mout h loud.

  • Sheri

    Missouri Fan @ 12/22/2007 at 10:42 am

    Hi Sheri, thanks for letting me know of the new thread.
    Did you get my email? card came back.. Merry Christmas!
    ————————————-
    Morning Ate Char! Card came back? I’ll check that email! Was having really bad issues with viruses when I opened things, new security on my computer but I’ve been a bit gun shy about going into that email. Don’t know if you saw my post, goodness I have no idea how many threads ago, first Christmas in this position and you know the work situation so I have not been a good cyber friend, and I’m so sorry. We are staying in Florida for NY Eve, no partying just relaxing. I will be on the beach with the laptop begging forgivness from you, guli and NY Lurker! Have a wonderful day lady, need to finish my Christmas shopping. I will be back later tonight. Mwah! big kiss and hug!

  • lookwhaticando

    Morning JP fans, Thanks for the new thread JJ

  • Missouri Fan

    Alex, :smile: in & out , trying to finish my new video. tx.

    Sheri, okay. tx.

  • cook

    Alex,

    I am ready for the holidays. My son is looking forward to the school break and he doesn’t really get excited for gifts now.

    I’m originally a Jerseyian and liked the Giants during the “Big Tuna’s tenure. Now, y’all need a more consistent quarterback…it ain’t Eli Coli Manning.

  • Moderated

    The trash has ruined him. He looks horrible. And for people that aren’t that intelligent……what Brad’s doing in N.O. is called INVESTMENT. He’s not donating anything. Selling homes for much more than what those low-lifes there can afford since most were on Section 6 or whatever it’s called.

  • STFU

    Moderated @ 12/22/2007 at 11:00 am

    STFU stupid crazy trashy b1atch. :)

  • Missouri Fan

    cook @ 12/22/2007 at 10:58 am

    Hope you read my Christmas greetings to you & your son
    on the last thread. :smile:

  • teddy-booboo

    I donated $20…so it’s OK to give that too
    if you can only swing that. Even $5….
    Give guys…because this aint no BS charity.

    Thank you Brad…

  • Missouri Fan

    # 43 lookwhaticando

    :smile: Good Morning and Merry Christmas! :smile:

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