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Brad Pitt: Softbank Sumo Wrestler!

Brad Pitt: Softbank Sumo Wrestler!

Check out the new Brad Pitt commercial for Japanese cell phone company Softbank, which he filmed in New York City’s Midtown neighborhood on Tuesday night (April 28).

In the commercial, professional umbrella holder Brad is seen carrying the sumo wrestler — but not without the help of four suspension wires!

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Brad’s new commercial for Softbank? What do you think it means?


Brad Pitt: Softbank Sumo Wrestler!
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  • Pinkrose

    HAven’t we been down this road before? Love Brad, though!

  • lulu

    ahhhhhh love him too :)

  • lulu

    ahhhhhh love him too :)

  • Brad is the tabloid king

    boring.

  • babe_luv_ya

    ugh.
    Pattinson is hotter.

  • LEXI

    Trash…..

  • chloe moely

    LMAO..so freakin’ funny.

  • girdie

    Doesn’t he have enough money? Why does he feel the need to whore him self out like that? Greed.

  • Marla

    Brad is Gorgeous, and he has Angelina. Patteson is nogt even handsome, and no girfriend. PLEASE STOP THE COMPARISON.

  • briseis

    Oh good. A new thread — thanks, Jared, even though the cell phone commercial is really nothng new. Thank God you have stopped with the tab stories.

  • cameron

    i dont get that commircial .it looks stupid

  • brush yo teefs!

    sell out!

  • snowy

    i thought that was funny cute. his quirky reactions were priceless!

  • ebmo

    LOL! New thread too!

  • mslewis

    The commercial is actually quite funny. Anybody who doesn’t get it has no sense of humor!! And, why shouldn’t Brad do commercials? Depp does commercials; Clooney does commercials; Harrison Ford does commercials, all in Japan and they get MILLIONS for doing so. Of course Brad is the only one to get criticized for it but that’s okay. He can just take his millions and cry all the way to the bank!!

  • Don’t Tell THAT

    From the other thread
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    groundcontrol @ 07/02/2009 at 12:33 pm I wouldn’t ignore those insiders in FF at all. Specially when they are talking about JA. For 2 months after her first BU with John Mayer they were saying Jen and John were going back together and that was the case there for a long time , There was no sign in getting back but they knew it. And then they actually did get back together. It’s obvious to me Huvan’s close employees post there and give new gossips to media out there. Don’t ignore these insiders easily. If Huvan employed people to post here and one of them actually confirmed it and then all tabs have employees in this and other blogs , then don’t understimate these insiders specially when it is about JA and not JPs. I’m not telling this reunion rumors are true , but these rumors are going around for a long time and if you look back it all started by FF’s posters. I think even one of them probably found that necklace resemblance. Maybe there IS actually something going on between them(Brad and JA) , Who knows or maybe there isn’t but Huvaniston want us to think there is. Who knows but i’m pretty sure some of posters in FF are really close to JA and Huvan and one of them could be her herself.

  • ELLLLES

    Anything Brad is alright by me!

  • http://www.mundodrive.com Mundo Drive

    Out!

  • http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/ NativeNYker

    God this is so last year!

    xo
    Rants, Thoughts & Merde
    http://www.rantsthoughtsmerde.com/2009/07/hilary-swank-resident-set.html

  • plez

    @Don’t Tell THAT:

    If you go back and read JJ threads you will read that regulars who are not Aniston fans were saying that she would get back with Mayer. Regulars predicted they would breakup after the Oscars also. So your theory doesn’t mean much. JJ regulars so predicted there would be rumors about her and GB and that she would be seen with an up and coming young actor.
    No inside information needed. Just an understanding of how shallow and needy Aniston is. Also how gullible her fans like you are.

  • debra77

    Why do the haters alllll ways have to stop to tell everyone how much they hate Brad.. so mature.. How novel would it be for the people who don’t like him to skip the thread and find the people you do like..

    The commerical is really cute and funny. If Brad is a sell out then he is in grat company.. He has been these for a number of years. Is this the one directed by Spike Jones..

    I love his work and love my Brad..

  • sfrench

    I like it, it’s funny lol

  • sfrench

    @snowy:

    Totally agree with you ;-)

  • Lalique

    Funny commercial! If the message in Japanese at the end of the commercial means “buy our cell phone and Brad Pitt will pick you up and carry you, too”… Where do I buy one (or 24)????????????

    Also, I agree: a lot of big-time celebrities do commercials. Nothing wrong with it.

  • marina

    how dare spike jones do a commercial. how dare brad? maybe it’s the male equivalent of cosmetics contracts the women have.
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  • me

    A charming Brad,
    Very nice!!!

  • Alexkziel

    So funny , Brad is so adorable !!

  • andamentothat

    greetings fans.. I guess I missed a mega thread.. LOL at the commercial!!

    hi there ebmo, neleh, debra77, pt, dianand1968, cliniqua, 4q, frenchy, felinelily, vickifromtx and all the others on neleh’s list as I am losing it now.. .

  • deedee

    very stupid .very weird, wouldnt buy the product.lol.

  • sharon

    Brad is so gorgeous and so funny.

  • Passing Through

    Cute commercial…
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    Jared…dude…can we talk about you love of plaid clothing?

  • sari

    Very good :)

  • Passing Through

    # 255 ha @ 07/02/2009 at 2:06 pm
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    @Passing Through: how could this be for last year when she just signed on for Salt this year? I never trust forbes because Giselle Bundchen once admitted that they were way off when they named her riches model or something like that. The only reason they do the list is for publicity.
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    The time period for Forbes’ list is July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009. As for the numbers Forbes comes up with? NOBODY agrees with them, not just Gisele. Like GC said earlier – either Forbes is pulling the numbers out of their asses or the people they “consult” with for their survey are. Take your pick. Here’s the info someone else posted earlier about who Forbes consulted with to come up with these numbers…
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    To figure out earnings, we talked to agents, managers, producers and lawyers to determine what the stars got as upfront pay on movies they are currently shooting, as well as back-end pay earned after a movie hit the theaters. We also looked at any money actresses might have earned through their perfume or clothing lines.

  • mm

    I’m not a Brad fan but it’s a funny commercial.

  • Passing Through

    # 258 basher @ 07/02/2009 at 2:19
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    Re: Jolie, Aniston and Streep Top 3 Money Earners Per Forbes
    by breakaleg4 20 minutes ago (Thu Jul 2 2009 10:41:37)
    Ignore this User | Report Abuse Reply
    Since when do actors get back end deals on voice over for animation?
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    “When they are vital to a film. Katzenberg had Ang out front for all the major publicity on KFP and when have you ever seen Ang do a DVD launch event before KFP? Cameron Diaz reportedly got back-end on Shrek II and III.”
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    Cameron Diaz supposedly made $30MIL on Shrek 3 – all backend, no salary up-front. And she made less than Eddie Murphy & Mike Myers. Shrek The Third made $799MIL worldwide, had $173.5MIL in US DVD sales, the studios don’t even disclose what they make in international DVD sales. That’s at least $972 MILLION…and then there’s DVD rentals, promotional tie-ins, broadcast tv and PPV rights, etc. That movie probably made someone in the neighborhood of $1.5-2 BILLION. Of coure it cost $160MIL to make and they probably spent $100MIL more on marketing, but Dreamworks still made almost $1BIL in profits off that movie. So Diaz getting $30MIL isn’t as far-fetched at is sounds. Just going by the $972MIL US numbers – if you double production costs and marketing, that’s what the movie would have needed to make to about break even – $520MIL. That would give them a profit of $452MIL. If Diaz got 6.75%…that’s $30.51MIL. Totally doable…

  • wow

    Brad looks very young in the commercial. He is so cute.

  • dianad1968

    #16

    Would you please give it up? Noone believes the idiots at FF. And if one of them is X, then she is an even bigger idiot. Let her wait for Brad to come back to her. After Angie, he has to get past Ms Zee and Ms Shiloh, and I am positive Mad, Pax and the twins are going to have something to say about that. She is going to have a helluva long wait. LOL

  • jp fan

    credit jjb

    Brad Pitt for Mayor News Video

    http://www.wdsu.com/video/19922804/index.html

  • jp fan

    credit jjb

    http://www.responsesource.com/releases/rel_display.php?relid=48820

    ▪ In popular cities worldwide, rental apartments are up to four times cheaper per square foot than hotels.
    ▪ While demand for established holiday hotspots stays strong, 25% of Brits may abandon Europe and the US this year.
    ▪ Holiday homes move beyond the week-long family holiday, as travellers consider rentals for all kinds of breaks.
    ▪ Hollywood heart-throbs Brad Pitt and Hugh Jackman are top choices for a holiday companion, and we’d love to have Jamie Oliver cook at our home from home

  • Passing Through

    # 16 Don’t Tell THAT @ 07/02/2009 at 2:54 pm
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    From the other thread
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    groundcontrol @ 07/02/2009 at 12:33 pm I wouldn’t ignore those insiders in FF at all. Specially when they are talking about JA. For 2 months after her first BU with John Mayer they were saying Jen and John were going back together and that was the case there for a long time , There was no sign in getting back but they knew it. And then they actually did get back together. It’s obvious to me Huvan’s close employees post there and give new gossips to media out there. Don’t ignore these insiders easily.
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    ++++++++++++++++++
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    LOL. This made me laugh. WE predicted X and The Urinator would get back togehter after he dumped her the first time…and we’re not “insiders”. Everyone who knows X’s post-divorce t!t-for-tat pattern of behavior predicted they’d get back together in time for her to promote TDF if she couldn’t find a new employee to take over from him. Go back and sift through the J-P threads from late August to early October of last year. We got a ton of mileage out of making fun of X’s PRmances.

  • jp fan

    credit jjb

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/Economy/story?id=7985937&page=1
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Angelina Jolie vacillates between two kinds of movies: award bait, like A Mighty Heart, and action films, like Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The former earn her nominations and critical praise: She won an Oscar in 2000 for her work in Girl, Interrupted and a Best Actress nomination for last year’s Changeling. The latter earn her big bucks. Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where Jolie met Brad Pitt, earned $480 million at the worldwide box office. Last year’s Wanted brought in $341 million.
    Hollywood’s Top-Earning Actresses: Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie’s cinematic butt kicking made her the highest-paid actress on Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 list. Between June 2008 and June 2009, Jolie earned an estimated $27 million.
    (Reuters)
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    Jolie’s cinematic butt kicking made her the highest-paid actress on our annual Celebrity 100 list. Between June 2008 and June 2009, Jolie earned an estimated $27 million. Much of that came from her share of the profits on Wanted, but she also scored a fat upfront check for Salt, an action film originally slated to star Tom Cruise, in which Jolie plays a CIA agent who is accused of being a Russian spy. Judging by scenes filmed on the streets of New York City, the film should have plenty of action to satisfy Jolie’s

  • jp fan

    credit jjb
    http://www.mediabistro.com/unbeige/architecture/brad_pitts_make_it_right_organization_releases_new_housing_designs_120596.asp

    Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Organization Releases New Housing Designs

    Staying on celebrities for a minute, Brad Pitt, has released a slew of new house designs for his Make It Right project which builds houses to replace those damaged or destroyed by the flooding in New Orleans during the Hurricane Katrina debacle (you might recall our post from a few years ago about the first round). Each of the new designs were created by 14 different firms ranging from Gehry Partners to a collaborator of Make It Right’s from the start, William McDonough + Partners. There’s information about each of the plans available on the project’s site (though most of the firms just provide their bios, a few of links have information about the actual plans you’re looking at), as well as a handful of photos and downloadable renderings and plans, to give you a closer look.

  • yay

    Love this commercial. Love Brad.

  • aika

    its a phone company thing in japan ive used it before

  • imo

    I think it means the phone is very light.

  • val

    The trolls are going crazy because there are no pics of Brad and his family. Well I am glad they are enjoying this time away from the lense of the paps and the dirty mouths of haters. They deserve and earned their peace and quiet.

  • awwwwwww

    funny commercial

  • omg

    Brad looks 10 years younger without facial hair. But he loves facial hair, doesn’t he? I love him either way.

  • Passing Through

    # 20 plez @ 07/02/2009 at 3:12 pm
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    @Don’t Tell THAT:
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    If you go back and read JJ threads you will read that regulars who are not Aniston fans were saying that she would get back with Mayer. Regulars predicted they would breakup after the Oscars also. So your theory doesn’t mean much. JJ regulars so predicted there would be rumors about her and GB and that she would be seen with an up and coming young actor.
    No inside information needed. Just an understanding of how shallow and needy Aniston is. Also how gullible her fans like you are.
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    ROTFL. You beat me to it. It doesn’t take an insider to know what X is going to do. Right now she’s laying low, trying to figure out her options now that Closet Boy had blown up her battleship. She had her ass tugged back to the boatyard to make repairs and restock her fuel and ammo supply. Right this very moment Bloatler is trying to figure out how he can speed up the shooting schedule to make sure they’re done before late August/early September when she needs to start pimping TNCM. And you can bet your ass Aaron Eckhart is watching closely to see if Bloatler escapes or if he’s going to have to play Dodge The Needy One during the movie promotional period…

  • BBFan

    Great commercial…love Brad…love Spike Jones!! Thanks for the new thread Jared!

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