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Brad Pitt Makes It Right in New Orleans

Brad Pitt Makes It Right in New Orleans

Brad Pitt waves as he speaks with NBC News’ Brian Williams on Friday (August 27) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The 46-year-old actor took Brian to a green home that his foundation, Make It Right, helped build to benefit residents who lost their homes after Hurricane Katrina.

Earlier this week, it was announced that Brad‘s sweetheart, Angelina Jolie, is on the fast track to star in the big screen version of the British miniseries Unforgiven.

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237 Responses to “Brad Pitt Makes It Right in New Orleans”

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  1. 126
    bdj Says:

    pitussa
    Sure troll, sure. You are jealous of AJ. I can understand why seeing as Mama Angie is a beautiful good hearted woman. And you are a whiny troll. it is all google troll. I don’t need ass kissing.

  2. 127
    well Says:

    Is pitussa the one drops viruses on sites?

  3. 128
    pitussa Says:

    guli n chilly mind your bad words pls et tu sei

  4. 129
    pitussa Says:

    bdj no like guli dulcinea13 n beveryhills no best comp news poster

  5. 130
    gracie Says:

    All these jealous assho*es whining about Brad not being the only one doing something, why don’t you go and whine about shameless Anuston who pledges a donation and doesn’t follow it through, the fraud who uses Haiti victims situation to further her own career. At least, Brad is honest and has intergrity and he doesn’t make false promises like your idol — Anuston.

  6. 131
    Burt reynolds Says:

    My comment is awaiting moderation? Why? Brad is the new me.

  7. 132
    pitussa Says:

    none give bdj credit all to dulcinea13 poor bdj why guli do this making dulcinea13 queen n none bdj why this so? :(

  8. 133
    bdj Says:

    pitussa
    You got your ass kicked on one blog, you ran like a coward to another, now you are whining on a 3rd. BP and AJ are still together, doing fine. You are a whiny troll, jealous of others. Sucks to be you.

  9. 134
    pitussa Says:

    bdj pls calm none angry why so angry clinquie jnr

  10. 135
    jaye Says:

    lol@ WWell WWell # 30. Maybe you need to start listening to someone other than yourself.
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    Perhaps you don’t feel the same about Pitt because you were already prejudiced against him even before he started this project. I don’t care if you like him or not, but it seems odd that you would question the motives of someone who has done so much to help people who couldn’t help themselves.
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    This thread is about his work in New Orleans, not about how he looks, as if that makes a difference with regard to what type of person he is or his sincerity. Maybe listening to someone other than yourself will give you a balanced view of what’s really going on. You don’t listen to the media, but you do watch CNN? Aren’t they Media? Oh, you mean the media who decides who is hot.lol. The fact that you take the time to criticize his looks in this thread says volumes about what kind of person YOU are.
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    Anderson Cooper’s show has been suffering in the rating if you haven’t heard. In any case, it’s not the only platform out there for any issue or story. Nor is his program some holy grail of news shows. The more people who are informed about the work in New Orleans the greater the chance that they will be inspired to help. The more help, the faster the progress. Why don’t you donate something other than an ill conceived post on a blog.
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    Much of the 9th ward has not been brought back, I don’t think that is a secret, Pitt himself has said so. If you’re trying to make a point, you haven’t made it. Make It Right is PART of the solution. Yesd there are other organizations and individuals who have help in wonderful ways, mostly unfunded by the Government. They are repairing and building homes as well, but Pitt and his Organization are building high efficiency sustainable homes. These are what are being called homes of the future, but they should be the type of homes that are being built more often today. Putting that type of technology in homes will prevent a lot of what we saw during Hurricane Katrina.
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    Building these homes takes money and time. Pitt has donated millions to this project, many others have donated too, but more is needed. If you doubt his sincerity, that’s your choice, but in my book ACTION speaks louder than words.
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    Pitt has been a man of action with regard to his concern and commitment to the people of New Orleans. It is they who have called him a hero, it is they who see daily what is done by the Make It Right Foundation, it is they who call Pitt and his family neighbors. From all accounts their affection for him is as great as his for them. So, if you want to complain, continue to do so, but know that to the people who count, those who are the beneficiary of his tireless work on their behalf, he is keeping his promise.
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    While you sit in your comfy home, Pitt is working to assure that another hurricane or flood will not devastate the area; that the people and their homes will withstand these forces. Why you would be dismissive of any help these people get is beyond me. Make It Right has done far more than our Government has done in the same time period. For an organization that was built from the ground up in the last few years, they have done d*amn well. It’s not for Make it Right’s to shoulder the TOTAL responsibility to rebuild the entire 9th ward or New Orleans, much as you seem to be of that opinion.
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  11. 136
    pitussa Says:

    chilly lazy to help lolo1 :(

  12. 137
    Crease Says:

    - I used to live on Brad’s face with all my homies but now I’m homeless

  13. 138
    bdj Says:

    Pitt, through his Make It Right Foundation, has focused on building eco-friendly homes for those displaced by the devastation. In 2006, they commissioned 13 architects to build the affordable home.

    Part of his mission is to build awareness about the ongoing struggle survivors face. To that end, he also slipped in time to do a special televised interview with Brian Williams.

    Looking relaxed and happy to be in New Orleans, Pitt smiled and waved at fans and a crowd of locals who stopped to see the movie star in action.

    “New Orleans still has a long way to go to get back from Katrina but things are moving in the right direction thanks to guys like Brad Pitt,” Baxter Barnes, who received a home from Make It Right and has spent time with both Pitt and Angelina Jolie, told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “They are both genuine and down-to-earth people and if were not for them we, like a lot of other people, would not have homes back in New Orleans.”
    http://www.radaronline.co…kes-it-right-new-orleans

  14. 139
    bdj Says:

    New Orleans after Katrina
    Five years after the devastating hurricane, New Orleans is making progress, but more needs to be done.

    The best hope for homeowners and neighborhoods that are still struggling may be the community groups that emerged after Katrina to promote redevelopment and the volunteers who continue to contribute money and labor to New Orleans. A good example is Make It Right, a nonprofit led by actor Brad Pitt that plans to build homes in the Lower 9th Ward for 150 families. Make It Right is concentrating its resources in one corner of the city, trying to overcome blight by rebuilding entire blocks rather than fixing scattered houses.

    A number of neighborhood groups are taking a similarly focused approach, but volunteer efforts across the city haven’t been coordinated strategically. By better directing volunteers’ energy and pairing it with new Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s initiative to raze more abandoned buildings, the city can create more blight-free clusters that serve as the core of rebuilt neighborhoods. It’s crucial that New Orleans make the most of the help it’s receiving, given how much work remains to be done. The city is well along the path toward a new New Orleans, but it will take years to complete the journey.

    http://www.latimes.com/ne…-20100828,0,146096.story

  15. 140
    pitussa Says:

    bdj none talk dulcinea13 why? jealous wenh say zita

  16. 141
    bdj Says:

    bdj wrote:http://www.reuters.com/ne…2F+US+%2F+Environment%29

    Video at site. Nice tour of MIR home
    Green homes for Katrina-struck area 2:22 Report

    Aug 27 – ”Make It Right,” an organization co-founded by actor Brad Pitt, builds energy-efficient and environmentally friendly houses in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward – a neighborhood decimated by Hurricane Katrina five years ago. Tara Cleary reports.

  17. 142
    Lolol Says:

    @jaye: if coop cared about ratings he would try to get Pitt or at least talk about him in his rebuilding nola hour special. Brad Pitt and Mir did not get one mention . And one article says the 9th COULD make a come back… If it wasn’t for that article and some oher info from folks jn Nola I would think brad Pitt completely rebuilt and fixed the 9th with how he and the other media types go on about it

  18. 143
    bdj Says:

    In the Lower Ninth Ward, the poor black neighbourhood obliterated when a wall of water – and a barge – smashed through the levees and smashed 4,000 houses off their foundations, less than one quarter of the properties have been rebuilt, 50 of them funded by actor Brad Pitt and his Make it Right charity.

    Homelessness is now more than double what it was before, fuelled in part by the devastation to the Gulf economy caused by the BP oil spill which has wrecked the area’s $2.4bn (£1.5bn) seafood industry.

    http://news.scotsman.com/world/Five-years-after-Hurricane-.6500175.jp

  19. 144
    eggs Says:

    Hello Hottie!

    It’s been awhile! Thank you for still trying to make it right in NOLA five years later.

    P.S., Please tell the wife that this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt68n5sD6G0 has “Directed by Clint Eastwood” all over it.

  20. 145
    bdj Says:

    Nowhere is that more apparent than in the Ninth Ward. There, empty, overgrown lots are adjacent to beautiful, brand-new houses built by actor Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation. The foundation has also built playgrounds, like this one next to barber Bo Field’s house. When we spoke to Field in 2007, he had just discovered the Road Home Program was only going to give him $52,000 to rebuild, about half of what he said he needed.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec10/nola_08-27.html

  21. 146
    bdj Says:

    Neighborhood revival

    Other blocks seemed to have been blessed, boasting brand new playgrounds and small but cleverly built homes, raised on columns above future flood waters. We passed neighborhoods benefiting from the efforts of Habitat for Humanity projects, Brad Pitt’s Make it Right organization, and Harry Connick Jr. and Bradford Marsalis’ Musicians’ Village.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/08/27/TR1J1EV81E.DTL&feed=rss.travel#ixzz0xrQd452v

  22. 147
    "Ang is prego" Says:

    Yes,,,,,,embryo injection procedures performed in Switzeland have kept Brad and Ang looking young

  23. 148
    holy moly Says:

    He looks so hot in blue jeans.

  24. 149
    Cornelius Says:

    Why is Brad walking like an ape?

  25. 150
    jj22 Says:

    Pitt is a fake loser!

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