Tuesday, June 24, 2008

UPDATE: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Last week Your Mama picked up and discussed a real estate rumor first put out by E!'s celebrity gossip queen Ted Casablanca that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had done sold their $3,500,000 digs in below sea level New Orleans. Well children, according to a story in yesterday's The Times-Picayune, which was forwarded to Your Mama by a gal we call Soozee Setsitstraight, it ain't true. Surprise!

According to the brief article, several real estates who do their bizness in the French Quarter dismissed the rumor last week and now a representative for the peripatetic pair also denies that the quickly multiplying super stars have sold or are selling their Big Easy mansion. The paper also notes, as did Your Mama in our previous discussion, that the property remains in a trust controlled by Mister Pitt.

So it appears to have been a celebrity real estate false alarm. It happens. But none the less, Your Mama would love to know where Miss Casablanca got her information and also to find out if Teddy Boy will be giving that source a bare bottom spanking.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ted c doesn't know anything. i never believed this "claim" or any of his claims. i take most brad and angelina stories with a grain or salt. 99% of the time they just ain't true. thanks mama for the update.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't understand the sale and had my doubts. That it passed Casablanca's sniff test is curious.

Anonymous said...

The media never get real estate stories correct! Most of the time I doubt they even research it!

sandpiper said...

...but Our Mama does. :)

Anonymous said...

Of course! The blogs / columns dedicated to Real Estate get it correct [mostly!] ...

bentley said...

Their house is incredible. I'd sell all the other ones and live there full-time.

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Aady said...

The media never get literal estate stories correct. Most of the time I doubt they even explore it.
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Anonymous said...

I challenge Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to spend the obscene reserves held by their 'Jolie-Pitt' Foundation on legitimate efficient 'humanitarian' work or turn the funds over to others who will. To date, they have taken in $22,000,000 on the sale of baby photos alone, another 6 or 7 figures from other sources, and spent or granted only a fraction of that on 'humanitarian' work or 'good will' of any kind. The rest so far, has been spent on PR campaigns, plane rides, and super-high end accomodations for Brad and Angie in exotic locations around the world. I challenge them to operate with a reasonable overhead, open their books to prove it, get over themselves, and get their 'foundation' worthy of a decent rating by an independent watchdog like Charitywatch.org. Otherwise, to stop selling baby photos for their own 'charity' and stop seeking publicity for donations made in their own name to their own foundation/travel/PR firm within a week of their latest film or DVD release. I challenge Brad Pitt to do the same with his 'Make it right' Foundation. Which to date, has not been given a decent rating by ANY independent charity watchdog. Otherwise, to stop competing with 'Habitat for Humanity' for PR, credit, and funding. Who by the way have been building homes for the less fortunate in every major city including New Orleans for decades. 'Habitat for Humanity' has been 'Top Rated' for years by charitywatch.org and others. They operate with a low overhead, volunteer workforce, and donated materials. No similar effort can match their progress hour for hour or dollar for dollar. Unlike 'Make it right', the homes built by 'Habitat' don't sit vacant. They don't exclude by cost, lower income families. They are allocated and built specifically for the less fortunate who take part in the building process and move in immediately upon completion. 'Habitat' works in every major city including New Orleans. It puts 'Make it right' to shame. In fact, hundreds of legitimate charities have been given good-excellent ratings by Charitywatch.org and other independent watchdog groups. By contrast, the vast, overwhelming majority of celebrity 'foundations' have been rated poorly, fair, or not rated at all. They are inefficient, corrupt, focus heavily on PR, and operate with shady, self-serving, misleading accounting practices. Still, they have the nerve to self-audit, self-praise, mislead the donor/fan base, seek funding from a number of sources including ordinary people, compete with legitimate charities, and cash in on maximum PR for their inefficient 'humanitarian' efforts. Its not right.