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Brad Pitt is Cadillac’s New Face in China

January 14, 2013

Brad Pitt continues to expand his career in the commercial industry by becoming the new face of Cadillac. Pitt began his commercial career when Chanel announced that he would be starring in their new campaign for their most popular perfume, Chanel No. 5.

The drawback to this campaign is that the ads will be shown in China, a country that has not been pleased with Pitt being outspoken about his anger towards the Chinese government.

Neither Pitt nor Cadillac have confirmed this partnership but just days ago, Pitt joined the Chinese social networking site, Weibo. Blair Stover compares Weibo to the more common known Twitter.

It has been reported that filming for the commercial will begin this week in Los Angeles.

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Brad Pitt Supports Gay Marriage Legislation with Generous Donation

November 2, 2012

The Human Rights Campaign has received a generous donation from Brad Pitt for $100,000 Blair Stover reports. This money is to show Pitt’s support for the same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

The Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday that Pitt will match contributions from the group’s members for up to $100,000. Pitt wrote in an email to the Campaign that it’s “unbelievable” that people’s relationships will be put to vote on Election Day.

The vote for same-sex marriage is on the ballot for Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington State.

The Human Rights Campaign is based out of Washington D.C. and says it has spent $8 million over the past two years to support this cause. They have spent $5 million just on the four ballot measures this year, pushing for marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

Brad Pitt Speaks on Actor Salaries Affected by the Economic Climate

September 10, 2012

You know the economy must be bad if Brad Pitt is speaking out about actors not getting paid enough. Blair Stover has all the juicy details below.

Pitt states that actors can no longer demand multi-million dollar contracts because of the situation the economy has put movie studios in. He went on to say that the industry’s top stars, who could have demanded $10 million or more per picture, cannot do it anymore for various reasons. Producers haven’t got the resources to handle large contracts anymore. In a conversation with BBC Newsbeat, he told them that the high dollar deal days are over. “That arithmetic doesn’t really work right now … that deal’s not flying these days … A lot of the studios have been challenged because of the economic downturn as well so they’ve been betting on bigger, more tent pole (blockbusters) kinds of things.”

However, he did go on to say that the change is a good one concerning the movie industry. It will give other actors the chance to break through and have a chance to make their name. “That opens up a vacuum for really interesting new filmmakers to come in, it’s a really interesting time … You take the roles for the roles and you’ve just got to balance economics like everyone does.”

Forbes magazine named Tom Cruise Hollywood’s highest-paid actor. Cruise raked in an estimated $75 million in 2011 alone. Some actors may not need the extra million or two in earnings it seems but according to statistics, there hasn’t been a drop in pay for actors yet.

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