In 2007, two years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Brad Pitt launched the Make It Right foundation, the purpose of which was to rebuild houses for New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward. The plan was to rebuild 150 safe, energy-efficient homes. What the Lower 9th Ward ended up with were houses that were made wrong; aka that were reportedly rotting, molding, and had bum plumbing and electrical. A lawsuit was threatened by a New Orleans attorney against Make It Right last month. Brad Pitt beat that lawsuit to the punch with his own lawsuit that Make It Right filed against the architect responsible for designing the houses.
If you’re anything like me, then you just pictured Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in full Patton-esque military gear, hanging up their red phones in their respective war rooms. According to Entertainment Tonight, both sides have agreed to an official cease fire.
Well, I have good news and bad news. The good news is that William Bradley Pitt is a fun and great dad! Despite the fact that his visits with his children are still monitored by Department of Children and Family Services, they are frequent and fun! According to Us Weekly, now that the temporary custody agreement he and Angelina Jolie barely agreed to is over, Brad spends quality time his brood every other day. The bad new is, Us claims their custody battle is “far from over” *sad trombone*.
I guess after that Page Six article tried to knock the halo off of her head and trashed her to Hell and back, Angelina Jolie is trying to salvage a bit of her once-pristine(ish) image. Because Page Six, who is still aiming their shank at Angie, says that she’s been taking her kids out in front of the paps to earn a few brownie points through their sweet, innocent faces and her pure, maternal instincts. Continue reading
Brad Pitt’s Make It Right foundation has come down with a severe case of the ironies and is sending in the boss to go see about the houses the foundation built, that are now riddled with issues. You probably remember back in 2007 when William Bradley was so moved by the displaced people of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, that he tucked a roll of hastily drawn chicken-scratch blueprints that came to him in a dream under his arm, and booked it on down there to build design forward housing for the people. You probably remember, but I guess Brad forgot. And now his foundation might get sued.
Divorce attorney to the stars Laura Wasser is officially off Angelina Jolie’s payroll. I guess the dust has settled enough at this point where Angie felt she could catch a breath (the thready rasp of an injured bird) long enough to announce what everybody already knew. People confirms that Laura is no longer representing Angie and that San Francisco-based lawyer Samantha Bley Dejean, whom she brought in a month ago, will continue on as lead counsel. For the sake of the children, of course.