Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in New Orleans, LA, right now. Friday, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres stopped by some of the houses that his organization, Make It Right NOLA, have built.
Then last night, Ellen hosted the “A Night to Make It Right” gala, which was a benefit to raise money for Brad’s non-profit.
The gala featured performances by Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow and Rihanna. Among the celebrities that attended were Sean Penn, Spike Lee, Blake Lively and Kevin Spacey.
At the annual Make It Right fundraiser, held inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel Saturday, about 1,200 guests paid between $1,000 and $2,500 to mingle with stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey. The event raised money for low-income housing in the city’s Lower 9th Ward.
“The highlight of the night was the music,” New Orleans resident and partygoer Melba Leggett Barnes tells Us Weekly.
Though Sheryl Crow, Kanye West and Snoop Dogg all performed that evening, it was Rihanna, 24, who really “got the place rocking,” Leggett Barnes says. “She invited a lot of people on to the stage with her. Everyone was having a really great time and dancing the night away, including Brad and Angelina [Jolie].”
Pitt, 48, co-hosted the event with DeGeneres, 54, who will share footage from their weekend on her eponymous talk show. “They are trying to keep the spotlight on the area and continue the great work since Katrina,” Leggett Barnes tells Us. “We are so grateful to them and I consider Brad my ‘special angel’ because of what he has done for us and other families living here.”
There are also some pictures below of Angelina and Brad leaving the gala.
Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet
Posted Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 10:10am
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