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Brad Pitt & Nancy Pelosi Make It Right

Brad Pitt & Nancy Pelosi Make It Right

Brad Pitt meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Whip James Clyburn to discuss the “Make it Right” project on Thursday (March 5) in Washington, D.C.

The 45-year-old actor received their thanks for his rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. The MIR project, launched in 2007, helps to construct affordable and environmentally-sustainable housing for low-income residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

“I just want to say thank you to the speaker for opening up her doors for us to come in and discuss the rebuilding effort, the current rebuilding effort going on in New Orleans and how we can expand this idea of affordability and sustainability because we think we have a model that works,” Brad said.

Partner Angelina Jolie is in town filming her spy flick, Salt.


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  • atimo

    i love Brad

  • ZAhra

    Jared, Thanks so much for posting pics of the two most hottest men on earth back to back

  • Cheery

    Gorgeous man..making the world a better place. LOVE HIM!

  • ava verhaal

    firsttttttttt

  • ava

    first pageeeeeee

  • sharon

    Brad is tooooooooooooo HOTTTTTTTT for words.

  • http://yahoo KRissy219

    Yay, Handsome Brad =).

  • Aussie Girl

    Love Brad so much! Such a great actor, dad and person. He could just spend his time doing nothing(sunbaking=holidaying)instead he is with the speaker!!!! Well done Brad!!

  • T&L

    he is just gorgeous gorgeous and what a great soul.

  • jr-nobody’s sweetheart

    So effing hot!!!

  • Halli

    Nancy Pelosi’s lookin good too.

  • nikomilinko
  • guli

    Brad and Angie are awesome!!! Brad deserves all the kudos for his dedication to rebuild NOLA and caring for the environment too ((clapping))

    Here is the video of Brad with Nancy Pelosi!

    http://jezebel.com/5165130/hollywood-on-the-potomac-brad-pitt-visits-the-hill

  • kate

    he is sooooooooooooooooooo played out and he’s such a TOOL

  • thats_right

    Bravooooo Brad
    Angie and all of us are proud of you :) (Maniston is not included ) :)

  • Mike

    God, has Brad gotten so boring or what? A few years ago he used to have a fun personality and cool but now he’s lookatmeseriousactorcharity worker =|
    Remember his joke on Jackass? The good days…

  • http://www.justjared.com K.G.

    I don’t like his acting but he really does great charity work and is a good man.

  • Ameena

    I am so proud to be a fan, Thank you Brad for making a difference in the lives of so many in NOLA.

  • H

    #15 do you think you could go a day without managing to talk about JA. Are you that obsessed? Get over it already.

  • DC

    http://www.variety.com/

    Brad Pitt meets with Obama, Pelosi
    Brad Pitt met President Obama this morning, before heading to the Capitol to meet with Nancy Pelosi, as part of an effort to promote post-Katrina rebuilding in New Orleans.

  • catherine

    Love Brad. He is beautiful inside and out.

  • momiji

    Good job, Brad.

    Thank you for giving the TIME and MONEY to help rebuild New Orlean.

    You have my RESPECT.

  • a real woman makes a good man.

    Brad and Angie are very good at giving their money. Both are good and kind people.And Oh so
    Generous with their own money.Brad looks handsome
    in a suit.Good People inside and out.

  • awwwww

    He is gorgeous. He met President Obama.

  • YAWN

    He looks so old, he use to be so good looking. Not appealing at all anymore.

  • mia

    What a man :). And he is looking sooo very fine today!! Gorgeous hunk!

  • attention media h*

    So he invited himself to go there just to thank him….and of course to TAKE FLASHES AND PHOTOPS should we say attention ho ????????

  • momiji

    guli -

    check the link again. doesnt seem to play.

  • wow

    He is the hotttest man on earth.

  • amex

    My thoughts on the Make it Right project :–
    There is good that come out of these. 1st — People who were displaced will have a home. 2nd — there will be jobs created during construction.

    Finally, once this neighborhood is put back together, this can be a POTENTIAL tourist stop for tourists, visiting the area planned with the world’s renowned architects. We all know tourists like to visit UNESCO world heritage sites. The same reasoning can apply here. Travel company can set up WALKING tours. Where can you find a place with all those houses, planned by world renowned architectects ALL IN ONE LOCATION ? And to see how eco-green features are applied, to learn about the history of pre and post Katrina. It could be very educational too.

    With tourist bus bringing people to the neighborhood, there will be shops springing up to cater to the tourist, gift shops, restaurants, ice cream store, coffee shop, hotels, etc. Gift shops can sell post Katrina postcards, different houses blueprints, tote bags, MIR T shirts. Heck, they can even bottle those dirt or muds from the site and sell them. It’s all good for the local ECONOMY.

    Tourism is big business !!!

    Brad’s ideas are BRILLIANT !!! This is the man who has the foresights, the connection, the drive , and the heart. He has all my respect.

    We should be greatful that Brad is shepherding this project with his precious TIME.

  • not clooney

    He is trying to do like clooney , sorry but you still the dumb pitt bull, whene clooney went to the white house to meet Obama he didn’t take pictures for publicity he was low key , unlike this attention fake media whore.

  • bdj

    Thanks for the great pictures. BP is an Activists and Humanitarian doing some good in the world. His dedication in rebuilding the Lower 9th Ward is appreciated and I wish him continue success with the MIR project. He is also looking mighty fine. Thanks to BP and AJ for all their humanitarian endeavors.

  • Hey

    He looks scary. Something weird about his stare. At least he took care of those horrible wrinkles that used to be under his eyes.

  • repost

    bdj @ 01/31/2009 at 9:44 pm

    http://www.pr-inside.com/connick-jr-s-new-orleans-bond-with-r1031317.htm

    CONNICK JR’S NEW ORLEANS BOND WITH PITT
    Jazz singer HARRY CONNICK JR is anxious to meet up with BRAD PITT again, so he can personally thank the movie star for the help he’s giving the residents of New Orleans
    , Louisiana.
    The pair was among the first celebrities who stepped up to offer aid and support in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged the city in 2005.
    And Connick Jr., who was born and raised in New Orleans, has praised Pitt for organising his Make It Right campaign, which has continued to build homes for the displaced and devastated families in the area.
    He tells OK! magazine, “I met him years ago, very briefly. I actually wrote him a letter to thank him for what he’s doing.
    “I don’t know if he even got it. But if I ever see him again, I’ll thank him again, because the benefit to the city is unimaginable.”

  • loveAJ

    Angie’s man is so sexy and handsome. He is a great man.

  • creativegirl

    he just couldn’t get any yummier…thank God he found the woman who would let him unlock all his potential to make a difference in this world.

  • http:/GPost Team Lara Croft

    BRAD PITT 2016!!! PITT FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bdj

    http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2009/03/pelosi_brad_pitt_pitching_low.html

    WASHINGTON–Photo Ops with celebs help draw attention to worthy topics otherwise not getting attention. On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi co-starred with Brad Pitt to promote ‘”Make it Right,” a project launched in 2007 to construct affordable and environmentally-sustainable housing for low-income residents of the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Katrina.”

  • zk

    Well done Brad!! Putting his celebrity to good use……sustainable building. Bravo!

  • bdj

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5247HJ20090305

    Obama officials vow to cut red tape after Katrina
    Thu Mar 5, 2009 4:21pm EST

    By Kathy Finn

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – High-level Obama administration officials visited New Orleans for the first time on Thursday and pledged to cut bureaucratic red tape that has hindered efforts to rebuild after 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.

    “There are still areas where progress has stalled, bureaucracy has set in, and people continue to struggle,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking at a press conference at Abundance Square, a residential development in the Upper Ninth Ward where the demolished public housing project known as Desire once stood.

    U.S. President Barack Obama on February 20 vowed to prevent a repeat of the “failures” of the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina and promised a stepped-up commitment to Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts.

    Former President George W. Bush was widely seen as out of touch with the situation when Katrina struck, flooding 80 percent of the city, killing 1,500 people and causing more than $80 billion in damage.

    Bush’s oft-ridiculed remark to then-disaster chief Michael Brown, “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job,” came to symbolize his administration’s botched response. Brown was later relieved of his job.

    There are signs that the city is recovering. The metal exterior of the Superdome — the covered sports arena where desperate residents sought shelter during Katrina — is being replaced and the Mahalia Jackson Theater reopened in January.

    Pop singer Britney Spears, kicked off her first tour in five years at the New Orleans Arena on Tuesday.

    But state officials say billions of dollars in recovery funds promised by the federal government after Katrina have yet to arrive, and local FEMA officials are accused of corruption.

    Doug Whitmer, chief of staff of FEMA’s Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office, has been reassigned and FEMA has sent a team to investigate claims of racial discrimination, sexual harassment, nepotism and cronyism. Napolitano said Washington will “make whatever changes are necessary” to “speed up the work and get the money out.”

    Napolitano took a bus tour of New Orleans, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and other state and local officials.

    Craig Fugate, Obama’s nominee to head FEMA, appeared at the press conference but did not speak.

    ***On the bus, Obama officials drove past a sign in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward that reads “Please help our community.” New, energy-efficient homes built by actor Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” project stood in stark contrast to many gutted houses and empty lots.****

    Donovan unveiled a new five-year, $50 million program to offer permanent supportive housing to about 1,000 homeless individuals and families living with disabilities, and $23 million in rental assistance vouchers for storm victims.

    About $3 billion in previously allocated Katrina recovery funds have yet to be handed out, said Republican U.S. Representative Joseph Cao.

    FEMA spent $15 billion to buy thousands of portable trailers to house Katrina victims and still doesn’t have a housing plan “that has a decent chance of actually working,” Senator Mary Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, told Reuters in an interview last week.

  • bdj

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5247HJ20090305

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – High-level Obama administration officials visited New Orleans for the first time on Thursday and pledged to cut bureaucratic red tape that has hindered efforts to rebuild after 2005′s Hurricane Katrina.

    “There are still areas where progress has stalled, bureaucracy has set in, and people continue to struggle,” said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, speaking at a press conference at Abundance Square, a residential development in the Upper Ninth Ward where the demolished public housing project known as Desire once stood.

    U.S. President Barack Obama on February 20 vowed to prevent a repeat of the “failures” of the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina and promised a stepped-up commitment to Gulf Coast rebuilding efforts.

    Former President George W. Bush was widely seen as out of touch with the situation when Katrina struck, flooding 80 percent of the city, killing 1,500 people and causing more than $80 billion in damage.

    On the bus, Obama officials drove past a sign in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward that reads “Please help our community.” New, energy-efficient homes built by actor Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” project stood in stark contrast to many gutted houses and empty lots.

    Donovan unveiled a new five-year, $50 million program to offer permanent supportive housing to about 1,000 homeless individuals and families living with disabilities, and $23 million in rental assistance vouchers for storm victims.

  • p

    fake fake fake fake fake…

  • bdj

    http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5247HJ20090305

    On the bus, Obama officials drove past a sign in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward that reads “Please help our community.” New, energy-efficient homes built by actor Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” project stood in stark contrast to many gutted houses and empty lots.

    Donovan unveiled a new five-year, $50 million program to offer permanent supportive housing to about 1,000 homeless individuals and families living with disabilities, and $23 million in rental assistance vouchers for storm victims.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    he’s no clooney.

  • SF

    BRAD PITT MAKES IT RIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS’ LOWER NINTH WARD – EXCLUSIVE
    COVER STORY IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST’S JANUARY 2009 ISSUE
    New York, N.Y. (tk): Actor Brad Pitt fell in love with New Orleans in
    the early 1990’s while filming Interview with the Vampire. “New Orleans
    has its own mind…its own thing. It has a real spirit. It’s the most
    authentic of all American cities.” In its January ’09 issue,
    Architectural Digest catches up with Pitt when he returns to welcome
    Katrina victim Gloria Guy back to her new home built by the actor’s
    Make It Right Foundation.
    A year after the New Orleans storm, Pitt was horrified at the lack of
    progress in repairing the damage it wreaked, especially in the
    devastated African-American populated Lower Ninth Ward. “I couldn’t
    believe nothing was going on. I recalled the pictures of people on
    roofs, begging for help and I couldn’t believe that this was our
    America.”
    Determined to put his dual passions for architecture and
    environmentally-sound development to work, he and several partners
    started the Make It Right Foundation, whose aim is to build 150 homes
    for residents of the lower Ninth Ward – one of the hardest hit during
    the ’05 hurricane. He invited architects from around the globe to New
    Orleans to submit sustainable – and affordable housing solutions. Pitt
    convened a meeting with the architects, residents and community leaders
    to establish guidelines for rebuilding the neighborhood. “I never had
    any idea that so many people would show up for this. The model works
    and it’s replicable.”
    Although many thought the Lower Ninth Ward should be abandoned because
    its land was below sea level, Pitt argued that other wards – some
    populated by white and middle class were on lower ground and nobody
    suggested abandonment there. “It seems to me that this is about
    fairness. We may have been designed equal, but we certainly weren’t
    born equal. I feel great happiness whenever we level the playing
    field.”
    Six of the originally-planned 150 homes have already been built through
    the Foundation. Looking to the future, Pitt believes Make It Right is
    a model for projects around the world. “We’ve cracked something
    here…these houses redefine affordable housing…this is a proving ground
    for a bigger idea that could work globally. This project is not mine
    anymore. It’s so beyond me.”
    But the day AD talked to Pitt, the day he helped Gloria Guy and her
    family move back in, crystallized why he put his passions and his
    celebrity behind the Foundation he created. “You have no idea,” he
    says, “what a high it is for me to see the delight on people’s faces
    when they see how these homes work.”

  • l&l

    He is definitely not down to earth,he couldn’t do it without screaming to world “hey look at me” posing for photops plz…

  • CK

    Great job Brad. BRAVO. and He is gorgeous

  • elizabeth

    Tks JJ. JP wonderful couple…helping a lot of people.

  • T&L

    You got that right, he’s not Clooney – he is Brad Pitt, THE BRAD PITT. THE BRAD PITT that Clooney lusts about and namedrops every chance he gets. By the way, there were pics of Clooney but then again, he’s no Brad Pitt and lacks his superstar power! :-)

  • Pelosi super liberal !

    Pelosi?? Approval rating now at 35 percent. She will take everyone down that Liberal path of distruction, look for Americans to throw them ALL out in 4 years, and that is something and te ONLY thing u can take to the bank. She’s a phony, super Liberal. Brad, is doing wonderful things with his money, but this is nothing but a PHOTO OP like “Photo op” all the JP crowd screams everytime Katie, Jen, Tom, and who ever else not under the JP umbrella goes out the door, with a kid, or without. Hypocrits!

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