Newt Gingrich on what actor he'd cast to play himself on the big screen…
"No, I don’t look like him at all. He's thinner, he's better looking, he's younger. But you asked me if I had anyone who could play me in a movie, why not go for Brad Pitt? Look if you’re gonna go for it… You gotta relax and just, you know, let your imagination soar."
Coincidentally, "Relax and Just, You Know, Let Your Imagination Soar" is Gingrich's new campaign slogan.
Tags: Brad Pitt, Movies, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Quote Unquote, Republicans
It seems that actor Brad Pitt doesn't think that he has a really good chance at being elected as the mayor of New Orleans…
"I'm running on the gay marriage, no religion, legalization and taxation of marijuana platform," he joked… "I don't have a chance," Pitt predicted.
Wait, what? Seriously, what? Was this even in the realm of possible things that could happen? Hasn't that city suffered enough indignations these past few years? (And I'm not even just talking about the whole Anne Rice association thing.)
Apparently, those people are real gluttons for punishment… extra spicy Cajun-style punishment…
The Brad Pitt for Mayor Campaign is picking up steam. WDSU NewsChannel 6 has learned there's a movement in the Crescent City trying to get the actor elected…
"Totally cute, I'm really excited about my Brad Pitt for Mayor T-shirt," said [some idiot who's not even from New Orleans]…
What started off as a crazy idea, is getting crazy response, especially now. "Brad Pitt is someone who's really done a lot for the City of New Orleans and the more people are talking about it. It sounds less and less crazy, especially with Gov. Schwarzenegger and Al Franken about to be sworn in as the U.S. Senator from Minnesota," said [t-shirt seller Josh] Harvey.
I think this guy is confusing "less and less crazy" with "everything else is getting more and more stupid."
In his defense, it's a common mistake.
Tags: Al Franken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Louisiana, New Orleans
Here is handsome legislator Brad Pitt (D-Kalifornia), strolling the halls of the Capitol where he was yesterday, in person, talking about New Orleans and completely freaking out the interns because OMG!!!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was not immune to his charms. Praising Pitt for his work to rebuild New Orleans' hurricane-ravaged 9th Ward, she even allowed that meeting him affords her "bragging rights to my children and my grandchildren — a real treat for me as well."
Nancy Pelosi gets so few "treats" these days, why not? She will have even more to brag about when Brad Pitt adopts her grandchildren. But what will Harry Reid do?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confided to Pitt that he was envious that his lieutenant, Majority Whip Dick Durbin, got to meet soccer star Mia Hamm a day earlier, according to one person who was present and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Well, Pitt replied, he'll bring along co-parent Angelina Jolie next time to help Reid make Durbin jealous, this person said. Later, a Durbin aide sniffed: "Durbin's already met Angelina Jolie."
Snap! Take that, Reid, and shove it under your sad little shrine to Mia Hamm. In fact, rumor has it that Dick Durbin's looking heavier than usual these days… too many trips to the Senate cafeteria?
Or BABY BUMP?
Tags: Brad Pitt, Dick Durbin, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi
A vote for Proposition 8 on the California ballot…
Changes California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
The proposed amendment has elicited strong opinions from all sides of the political spectrum and– this being California– a whole slew of famous people weighing in:
Against the amendment:
* Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who would really prefer to not discuss gay marriage anymore until they are safely in office.
For the amendment:
* LA Dodgers second baseman (and Texas resident) Jeff Kent, who started hating gay people when he realized their voices sound like Barry Bonds.
* Out-of-state Mormons, who have pumped over $20 million into the cause.
Who will win? Who spend tomorrow writing a new ballot initiative for 2010? And is Barry Bonds actually gay or does he just have an effeminate voice? Stay tuned…
Tags: Barack Obama, Brad Pitt, California, Joe Biden, John McCain, Proposition 8