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Brad Pitt Lends Star Power to Epidermolysis Bullosa Benefit

Brad Pitt Lends Star Power to Epidermolysis Bullosa Benefit

Brad Pitt lent his star power to a very good cause this weekend.

The 53-year-old Allied star attended the 2017 Rock4EB! presented by Alex and Ani to benefit rare disease Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) on Saturday (January 14) at a private residence in Malibu, Calif.

Brad met with a young boy, Brandon Joseph, the son of Hollywood agent Andrea Pett-Joseph, and mingled with Sting and Chris Cornell (who performed). He also met up with host for the evening, Zach Galifianakis.

EB is a rare and life threatening disease of the skin. The disease causes blister formation after minor trauma to the skin, including scarring and disfiguring of the skin and internal organs.

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  • Succubus

    Brad looks good – skinny but good.

  • Faith + 1

    Good cause but BP has lost too much weight.

  • No Comment

    I’ve never heard of this disease before… you learn something new every day.

  • toastie postie

    Good to see him! Great cause!

  • Observer2

    Moving this over from the other thread-

    Passing Through•9 hours ago

    The receipts…

    http://imgur.com/a/6jyab

    Note how fucking hot Brad is in these pix – and he weighs less here than he does now, so could the tabloids please stop acting like Adam McKay
    didn’t say he asked Brad to gain 20 pounds for TBS and now he’s lost the 20 lbs.
    ================================================

    Yeah,no, PT. He didn’t weigh less there. That was in 2010 when he was
    filming Moneyball. He weighs notably less. More like he weighed at the
    end of filming WWZ when the executives at Paramount were worried with
    how much weight he’d lost during filming, which, Brad intended to do.
    He just didn’t tell the big wigs at Paramount about it.

    Brad in 2010 filming MB and Brad last week at the Golden Globes:.

    http://imgur.com/a/2tm7M

    P.S.Adam McKay didn’t ask Brad to gain the weight. Brad showed up on set with the weight gain because he thought it went with the character he
    was playing. Just like Brad asked the wardrobe dept. to buy multiple
    ties so he could be seen pulling the tags off of them because he thought
    his character didn’t want people to see what labels he wore. As McKay
    said, it’s those little things that Brad brings that people don’t think
    about and they just work.

  • Observer2

    It’s nice to see Brad there to support the cause. A cause he’s supported for years, as Cynthia Pett’s nephew has EB. Nice to see him with ChrisC. too.

  • Beedyq

    Bringing over from other thread-

    There’s currently no cure for epidermolysis bullosa (EB), but treatment can help ease and control symptoms.

    “So… the fundraiser was in Malibu in Julianne Phillips house”

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154992160627174&set=a.10154992132222174.1073741854.675027173&type=3&theater

  • Beedyq

    He is thin now, very thin. It is very apparent in his face which is a bit gaunt to me and neck. When his face fills out a bit then seems to me that things will be getting better for him. But that is not happening yet.

  • Beedyq
  • toastie postie
  • Beedyq

    Brad and Chris are BFFs since forever!!!

  • toastie postie
  • Beedyq

    Wish they had not moved the early game to primetime tonight, I have got to watch Sherlock lol

  • toastie postie
  • toastie postie
  • Observer2

    They are. And Brad is her son’s godfather. I have always loved that a lot of Brad’s closest friends are women.

    And Dede is co-pres of Plan B.

  • toastie postie

    Reposting Lace’s post – Brad introducing rockers
    https://twitter.com/chrissgardner/status/820509511672659972

  • Beedyq

    And Dede is up for PGA again this year along with Jeremy. This is woman power.

  • toastie postie
  • Beedyq

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    http://deadline.com/2017/01/moonlight-elle-golden-globes-specialty-box-office-1201887332/

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  • Dawne

    Just had an awful morning. Every day at 7:30 a.m. regardless of weather I meet two girlfriends………one of whom has a dog who is my dog’s bestie………..soon a we walk up Syd comes bounding down the lane, kisses his buddy and they hang out with us for an hour. This has been going on for seven years …daily. Today he came running up the very icy lane and greeted us and as we sate down to have coffee, the dogs did their thing………they were wrestling a bit and then Syd suddenly leaned over and coughed a couple of times……….no biggie but the he sort of froze in place with back legs wanting to buckle. His mom ran over and it seemed his jaw was locked but nothing else that was obvious. But he stayed in that position and seemed to be dazed and unresponsive. So I ran for my car and we got him in but he was not in good shape. Raced to the Animal Emergency Hospital and they whisked him in immediately. They called us in after twenty minutes and broke the news that he had a malignant tumour in his stomach that had burst………..he was hemoraging into his stomach…….when he froze it was because he was incredibly nauseous and dizzy. So he had to be put down so I just got home after that awful event. Now my friend is not your normal dog owner, this dog is her life and greatest love. I cannot tell you how sad this was. Horrible shock for all of us. I know the dog lovers here will fully grasp what this morning was like.

  • Beedyq

    That is cruel lol

  • Observer2

    LMAO!

  • Beedyq

    Oh Dawne what a horrible morning you all, friends and doggy friends, have had. Can’t imagine the pain your friend is in. Sending all of you get better wishes.

  • Beedyq

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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-hidden-figures-eyes-24m-mlk-victory-silence-live-by-night-doa-964232

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    Paramount isn’t having a good holiday, no matter how you look at it. Ill-fated family film Monster Trucks is DOA with a projected four-day gross of $14.1 million from 3,111 locations, including $10.5 million for the three days. While that’s slightly more than expected, the movie, which earned an A CinemaScore, cost a hefty $125 million to make. In late 2016, Viacom took a $115 million write-down for Monster Trucks in advance of its launch, a highly unusual move. Overseas, the CGI/live-action hybrid has grossed $14.7 million to date for a global cume of $28.8 million.

    Among other award contenders, La La Land wasn’t the only title enjoying a Golden Globes bump. Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, which won the Globe for best motion picture in the drama category, grossed an impressive $1.4 million in its 13th weekend from 582 locations for a total $14.9 million. A24 will expand the movie nationwide on Jan. 27 following Oscar nominations.

  • toastie postie

    Oh! How sad. Horrible. I remember that feeling when they told me they had to put my baby – my cat to sleep. Got to hold him as he passed away. Hope she was able to do that. So sad. Especially without warning. At least he was happy for a moment before. So sorry to hear this.

  • Dawne

    The vet cried when she told us and their sensitivity was amazing. They pumped him full of fluids and pain meds to keep him comfortable enough for us to spend some time with him; then she saw that the machine couldn’t even keep up with the demand so she said we wouldn’t have as much time as she had thought……told us we could take as long with him as we wanted but that ended up being shortened……..but they wheeled him into a lovely private room on a stretcher all cozy under a blanket and then administered and anesthetic which gives them wonderful dreams and then then the final shot. His Mom was able to kiss and comfort and talk to him and I had my dog in there and he lifted his head once to see him and tried to wag his tail……they were wonderful and it was as lovely a passing as they could make it. Most people here have their vet come to their home for this but in this case it was not possible. I took tons of pictures of his Mom with him during his final moments so she will have those.

  • Dawne

    She is as sad as a human can be. I have never known anyone who spoiled their pet as she did. He was a hundred pounds and she adored and spoiled him. He had a great life………….the best food, the most love………I took him to the cottage every summer as he loved to swim……took him to the park a few days ago. He saw his buddy every morning and had a mother who would spend hours outside at night in the cold playing ball with him………but there is one huge, gaping hole in her life and heart. He was her baby boy. She never had children and this was her baby.

  • Malf

    Condolences on the loss of your friend’s dog.

  • lyric

    Oh golly, I’m so very sorry for your friend. I’m not your normal dog owner either, I guess because my dogs have always been family and treated as such. I would and have done everything I can for their well being. Obviously your friend feels the same.

  • toastie postie

    Oh, how heartbreaking. So glad you and your dog were there for them.

  • Observer2

    Dawne-

    I’m so sorry for your friend, Syd, you and your dog. How very sad and tragic. At least, you were there with him when it happened and he wasn’t alone. And your friend, your pooch and you were able to be with him till the end.

    We’re not normal dog owners either. Our two are our babies.

    Is your friend alone right now or is she with someone?

    The last time that we had to put our dog down, I was by myself at the vet. My hubby was out of town and couldn’t get back. I knew when I took him in that is what would happen. Afterwards, I wasn’t alone, I was with some friends. He used to sleep with us and I couldn’t sleep in our bed and I lost 12 lbs. So, I do hope that your friend is not alone.

    He was loved as was your friend and it’s unconditional.

    May he Rest In Peace and may your friend find peace, even if it’s only a little bit of at this time.

  • Beedyq

    I am crying. But he was surrounded by his Mom and his best friend and best friend’s Mom and had a peaceful pain free passing. What a wonderful vet and staff who understood just how much he was loved. May he rest in peace. And so grateful that his Mom had time with him to say goodbye.

  • Beedyq

    OT-

    Kingston is getting tall like Shi, they are just one day apart in age with Kingston being one day older.

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/M9ydROmwiRX/Gwen+Stefani+Kids+Go+Church+LA

  • lyric

    Good looking family!

  • Beedyq

    Yes they are. Zuma looks like Gwen but Kingston and Apollo look more like Gavin to me.

  • lyric

    I think you’re right.

  • Passing Through

    Note to JaredChris – Andrea Pett-Joseph isn’t an agent – she’s a manager. That whole being Cynitha Pett’s sister and working for Brillstein Entertainment Partners is your clue. HELLO!

  • Passing Through

    Zuma’s the one who cracks me up. He clearly marches to his own clothing drummer the same way Shiloh does. Every time I see that kid he’s got on some kind of funky shorts and clunky shoes combo – with a t-shirt that has a logo on it. LOL!

  • busted

    Just got back on and saw your post.. so sorry for the lose of your friends beloved dog. Losing a pet can be heartbreaking.

  • Beedyq

    Yes Zuma has always been quite unique in how he dresses. Kingston has always been about different hair color and hair styles. Both are expressive in their likes.

  • busted

    Well we are in a new thread.. Hope we get some news of Angie too.

    Brad and Cynthia have been friends for over 20 years. He is I’m sure very close to her family too. And has some have said this is an event he has done over the years. Good to see him out. Everyone needs something to help ease hard times.

  • busted

    Apollo is super cute. I notice that he does this thing where he grabs his mom and dad’s ear. I have seen him do that a lot of times. Adorable.

  • Beedyq

    Apollo seems like a very calm little boy.

  • Passing Through

    Sharis Passing Through • 11 hours ago

    I really don’t think he weights now the same his weight was then. Those muscles must have weighted QUITE A LOT. Now he looks just skinny…

    +++++++++++++++++++

    We’ll have to agree to disagree about the weight thing – because you can’t see his arms NOW. All we’ve really see is his face and full clothed body. And if he stopped wearing oversized suits maybe he wouldn’t look quite so skinny. Lean muscles don’t weigh as much as bulky muscles. If you lose the body fat and work the muscles differently you can weigh the same thing and not look as bulky.

  • Passing Through

    loff • 7 hours ago

    You can just see how happy Brad is…..

    https://scontent-ord1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15876680_1314749151914957_3483062690002239488_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQyODE5MDIwMDAzMTMxMTgyMA%3D%3D.2

    https://scontent-ord1-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/16110896_1738641779797742_4548721681903910912_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTQyODIwMDY4MDc1ODE1OTk5NQ%3D%3D.2

    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    BBBBBBBWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It’s like the woman on Brad’s left smacked his arm and said, “Can’t you at least PRETEND to smile?” And Brad’s thinking, “No…because this photo is going to be on Wednesday’s star cover with the headline, ‘BRAD DROWNS DIVORCE BLUES WITH BEVVY OF BEAUTIES!’…and no offense ladies…but none of you are my type…and have you seen my soon to be ex-wife? I’m just sayin’…”

  • Beedyq

    Just like the pics of Brad at the bike show with some ladies who worked there. I am sure that Brad is well aware of the rags BS, especially these days, and knows the scrutiny and analysis of everything he does gets.

  • Passing Through

    busted loff • 8 hours ago

    well you know if he was laughing or smiling ear to ear some would be bitching and saying he had forgotten about his family. Neither he nor Angie will be able to win.

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    True…but Angie’s allowed to take all the kids skiing, smiling and laughing, looking like she doesn’t have a care in the world because their father isn’t around or take them walking on the beach – and everything’s great or she’s just pretending for the kids’ sake. If Brad goes anywhere and smiles at anyone – BANG! Down comes armageddon and why isn’t he in therapy tring to fix his family and how come he’s smiling – doesn’t he know he’s ruined Angie’s life! Blah, blah, blah…

  • Passing Through

    Yep. Every photo, regardless of who’s in it, is a potential tabloid cover…

  • Passing Through

    I think they’re both like Gwen in that regard. She’s done some funky stuff to her hair and we see how she still dresses – despite being nearly 47…