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
Taylor Swift ranked at the top of Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers in a list released today. Taylor came in at #1 with $35,719,000!
After wrapping the final leg of her Fearless tour, Taylor Swift’s blockbuster success two years ago left music industry observers wondering what she could possibly do for an encore. The pop-country superstar answered them with her smash Speak Now album and accompanying tour, which jetted through Asia and Europe in addition to making its way across North America. Grossing $88.5 million in the U.S. alone, the tour netted Swift a remarkable $29.8 million. Honored as Billboard’s Woman of the Year in December, she racked up U.S. album sales of 1.8 million units last year-led by booming business for late 2010′s Speak Now, which sold 967,000 units and digital single track sales of 7.8 million. Songwriting royalties were another highly beneficial source of income, given that Swift wrote all 14 Speak Now tunes herself.
See the rest of the list after the jump! (more…)
Here’s Rihanna’s new Armani ad, and believe it or not, it’s promoting jeans. I really don’t think this video is that hot. I’m not sure I like – at all!!
What about you?
Rihanna tweeted the photo above, with the caption: “Where have you been all my life?”which is a reference to a lyric in her song ‘Where Have You Been.’ The song will be her second single off her new album, ‘Talk That Talk.’
She later tweeted that the photo above is from the video set! She posted: “Video shoot goin MAJAH!!! Longest day everrrrr tho!!! #WHEREhaveUbeen #stillgoin.”