Brad Pitt & George Clooney Among Celebs Attending Academy Award Nominee Luncheon

Exciting! Brad Pitt and George Clooney look like they’re enjoying the experience of being Academy Award nominees. We’re certainly seeing plenty of Brad these days (not that I’m complaining ;))!

‘The Help’ stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also attended, along with ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ star Rooney Mara, Glenn Close, perennial favorite Meryl Streep, and Brad’s ‘Moneyball’ co-star Jonah Hill. Melissa McCarthy and Michelle Williams attended as well. Who are you rooting for this year?

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Brad Pitt “Delighted” Angelina Jolie Is “Still A Bad Girl”

Angelina Jolie herself admitted she still has “a dark side,” and her partner, Brad Pitt, says he likes it.

“She’s still a bad girl,” a grinning Pitt, 48, said Monday on CBS This Morning. “Delightfully so. It’s not for public consumption.”

Oookkaaay… LOL. Brad is just letting loose with all these interviews (I’m assuming this is part of his Oscar promotion).  Here’s Brad’s interview on ‘CBS This Morning‘:

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt’s Oldest Son, Maddox, Is Learning How To Fly

Maddox Jolie-Pitt is following in his mom’s, Angelina Jolie, footsteps and learning how to fly! Brad shared the news in an interview for ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio.’

“Our 10-year-old is taking pilot lessons.”

However, the minimum age to fly solo is 17, so Maddox won’t be taking the friendly skies alone anytime soon. I have to admit, I’d be scared of my 17-year-old flying a plane alone- LOL. While Brad says he loves flying, he says the biggest thrills in his life are from being a father.

“It’s the greatest adventure I’ve been on.”

And with Brad’s recent comments about the kids wanting him and Angelina to marry, the marriage rumors are back! Now it’s rumored the couple will have a low-key ceremony in Brad’s hometown of Springfield, Missouri.

“The ceremony will be low-key with just family and friends invited. They are keeping their cards close to their chest. The ceremony will by no means be a showbiz event. They want total privacy.”

I’ll believe it when there’s official confirmation ;).

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Brad Pitt Greets His Fans At ‘The Daily Show’

Fans outside The Daily Show with Jon Stewart got a bit of a treat last night, a greeting from Hollywood A-Lister Brad Pitt! The Moneyball star stepped out in a navy suit on Wednesday in NYC, where he not only stopped to sign a few autographs on his way into the studio, BUT on his way out too!

With another Academy Award nomination under his belt, maybe 2012 will be the year that Brad takes home Oscar gold! ;)

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Brad Pitt Is “Lopsided”

As you could see at the SAG Awards (Screen Actor’s Guild) last night, Brad Pitt was off the cane! But that doesn’t mean he’s back to 100%. He said the knee ligament damage he suffered when he fell while protecting Vivienne from a fall has thrown off his balance.

“I was getting all lopsided. So, I’m trying to balance out now.”

Those types of things happen when you have kids! With all of his recent talk about the kids pressuring him to marry their mom, Angelina Jolie, Brad may need to get himself together for a wedding ;).

Quote Of The Day: Wedding Bells For Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie?

While out on the promotional trail, doing interviews regarding his Oscar-nominated work, Brad Pitt surprised reporters by admitting that he and Angelina Jolie may tie the knot sooner rather than later.

“We’d actually like to, and it seems to mean more and more to our kids.  We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out.”

But Brad wouldn’t share any engagement plans:

“I’m not going to go any further.  [But] it means so much to my kids, and they ask a lot. And it means something to me, too, to make that kind of commitment.”

Do you think they’ll do it up big (Kardashian-style)?  Or go super-low-key and try to pull it off completely under the radar?  I see them having a ceremony with just the kids in some way-off locale.

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Depression And Quitting Marijuana

Oscar nominee Brad Pitt opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his past struggle with depression and kicking his marijuana habit – for the most part.  The ‘Moneyball‘ star shared:

“I got really sick of myself at the end of the 1990s: I was hiding out from the celebrity thing; I was smoking way too much dope; I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut; and I really got irritated with myself. I got to: ‘What’s the point? I know better than this.’

“I used to deal with depression, but I don’t now, not this decade — maybe last decade. But that’s also figuring out who you are. I see it as a great education, as one of the seasons or a semester: ‘This semester I was majoring in depression.’ I was doing the same thing every night and numbing myself to sleep — the same routine: Couldn’t wait to get home and hide out. But that feeling of unease was growing and one night I just said, ‘This is a waste.’”

Brad said after taking a few trips and getting a glimpse at extreme poverty, he decided to give up smoking pot and do something:

“I just quit. I stopped grass then — I mean, pretty much — and decided to get off the couch.  I sought out Bono and sat down with him a few times and got involved in some of the stuff he was doing. But it all started before that. It started with private acts,”

He says that it contributed to the attraction he had to Angelina Jolie:

“That may have been one of the things that brought us together.  Certainly, I’ve met very few people more dedicated than she is. She is always studying issues, daily. She has such compassion for the people she works with.”

Brad is now at peace with his past and his struggles:

“This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other.  We are all searching for meaning in our lives, love and betterment for ourselves and those around us.”


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