Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their kids arrive in New York


Brad and Angelina on 5/20/08 at Cannes. Credit: ANG/Fame pictures
My husband and I waited three hours at the premiere of Burn After Reading at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin last night. At least the location has plenty of restaurants and I was able to get something to eat as we waited in vain. The crowd was disappointed that Pitt didn’t show. It’s well known that he’s in town and the buzz was all about him. We only saw German celebrities without a glimpse of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie or even Tilda Swinton – the only castmember who was expected to attend.

There may be a perfectly good reason why Brad Pitt didn’t make it to the German premiere other than the fact that he has six kids to help care for across town, which is a valid enough excuse on its own. According to German reports, Brad, Angelina and the kids flew out of Berlin at 10pm on a private jet. The premiere was at 8 so they still could have made it, but some last minute packing was probably in order. People reports that they’re now in New York city and are expected to attend the premiere of Angelina’s film The Changeling at the NY Film Festival on Saturday. It will be her first red carpet appearance post-twins.

Brad and Angelina have been adept at avoiding the paparazzi in Berlin. There’s a handful of photographers camped outside their estate, but the place is large and it’s hard to tell which of the blacked out vans leaving the compound is actually carrying them. This week the family was able to visit an indoor playarea and even go toy shopping without being photographed. Germans are not as celebrity-focused a culture in general as Americans. There are celebrity glossies here, but the attitude tends to be more subdued. That said, there would have been a lot of chanting and screams of excitement if Pitt had showed up at the premiere last night and the mood was expectant as people waited for him. We’ll have to catch our glimpse of Hollywood elite another time.

Update: There is a video on TMZ of Brad and the kids arriving at the Waldorf Astoria in NY last night, so they would have had to leave much earlier in the day and not at 10pm as some sources reported. [Thanks Kata!]

 

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  1. Kaiser says:

    The header photo is very Liz Taylor/Richard Burton.

    Yeah! The Brange is stateside! USA! USA! USA!

    I can’t wait to see photos of my girl at the NY premiere.

  2. kata says:

    there is a video on tmz.com where you can see them arriving to a New York hotel last night, so they must have taken off yesterday morning

  3. Tina says:

    CB- I am sorry but you are coming across as a bit whiny for Brad not showing up at the premiere. He was never scheduled to appear and he has already done two premieres for the movie. If the premiere was at 8.00pm and they left at 10pm, how is he supposed to attend and make it to the airport to take off at 10pm, a little bit of perspective please.

  4. Syko says:

    I guess a good BADette needs to defend CB too.

    I don’t see this post as whiny at all. CB knew he wasn’t scheduled to appear, but probably everyone just sort of hoped he’d show up. Nobody knew they were leaving town.

    Kind of like when I go to a concert and secretly I am hoping that some surprise guest will show – like, wouldn’t it be great to pay to see Willie Nelson and then Ray Charles shows up just to sing along on “Seven Spanish Angels”?

  5. vdantev says:

    whiny no, disappointed- perhaps.

  6. Kaiser says:

    …And maybe Brad didn’t try to push around his schedule to make the premiere because he had heard that Germans aren’t that obsessed with celebrities. Little did he know the power of Brange Hope ™.

    I TOLD YOU we would turn you guys into a nation of Brangaloonies.

  7. jennifer says:

    I AM WITH YOU CB:I WOULD WAIT 10 hours if it s need to see brangie :!: :mrgreen:

  8. geronimo says:

    Yeah, I’m not getting whiny either, just disappointment. Which is allowed, Tina, if you’re a gossip site owner and a major celeb is living temporarily round the corner from you.

    They are very glam, Kaiser, I get the Taylor/Burton thing (but Ang more than Brad.)

  9. KERRI says:

    Thank you, CB, for sticking around in hopes that B&A would make an appearance for us Brangaloonies.

    I watched the TMZ clip, and saw Brad make 30 trips back and forth to the van, including a clear shot of Brad holding Princess Z in his arms.

    Oh yeah, CB IS NOT WHINY!!!

  10. dumdee says:

    just saw some photos of angelina arriving in manhattan. she looks like a zombie and brad isnt again well either!

  11. geronimo says:

    Yeah, just got off a transatlantic flight with six kids. Astonishing that she might be tired or jet-lagged….

  12. Celebitchy says:

    I’m surprised no one called me “bitter.” Can we get a “bitter”?

  13. KERRI says:

    Stop being so bitter CB. shame, shame, though we love you regardless of all your faults. You like? :D

  14. Kaiser says:

    CB is such a bitter elitist. :roll:

  15. pamela says:

    Hi Kaiser, and all the other badettes, our girl is back, and getting ready for the RC. I live in NY, and may try to go stake out the premiere on Saturday, depending on the weather. I am dying to see more Pitt Porn. LOL.

  16. anony says:

    Good to hear all those ‘They broke UP!!!’ reports are rubbish. My god. Now what happened to the lovely humongous place in France- they still live there too right?

  17. jennifer says:

    pamela:go after them :mrgreen:

    gawker has the latest
    Sightings from Gawker:

    Brad Pitt, Maddox & Shiloh
    1000 5th Ave
    Just saw brad with maddox and Shiloh walking into metropolitan museam, jumped out of big black suv with security, very cute

  18. daisy424 says:

    Pamela, get some pics for CB!! :wink:

  19. Bodhi says:

    Get ‘em Pamela!! Daisy~ I have your email, but I don’t have any good pictures yet. I’ll try to get some to you soon :D

  20. KERRI says:

    Pamela, shove those paps out of your way and just go for it. Keep snapping at ANYTHING that moves. You’re bound to get something for us.

    Go Pamela!!

  21. pamela says:

    Hi guys, I will try my best. LOL. The only problem, (other than the weather) is that I have to work. But I will try to go in early, make my hours, and then sneak out.

  22. daisy424 says:

    Team Pamela :D Kick and claw, girl!!

    Thanks Bodhi :wink: You changed your icon back, who was the other pup?

  23. stellapurdy says:

    I see the transients are on the move again. :roll:

  24. Kaiser says:

    Pamela – GET PHOTOS. :lol: And if at all possible, tell Princess Z that we are her loyal subjects.

  25. Bodhi says:

    Its the same puppy, my little Bodhisattva. I seem to have a different gravatar when I’m on my parents’ computer. :shrug:

  26. carrie says:

    CB I give you BITTER AND WHINEY! LOL!
    AND RAISE YOU 200!
    Sheesh who called you whiney?
    DO THEY THINK YOU HAVE NO LIFE? OTHER THEN TO STAND AND WAIT FOR 3 FLIPPING HOURS? IF I HAD TO WAIT 3 HOURS I WOULDVE TURNED BIOTCHY FORGET WHINEY!
    AND WHAT DO YOU CALL BRANGELINA? THEY LQQK SNOBBY AND CRANKY LATELY.
    POOR POOR POOR PITIFUL ANGELINA IS LEARNING THAT A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH BRAD IS EXAUSTING AND HE JUST WENT TRAILING ALONG WITH GOOD OLE’ GEORGE IM SURE SAW PROSTITUTES ALONG THE WAY. HES A DOG.
    I THINK CB WROTE VERY NICE AND PUT IT IN A NICE WAY. BETTER THEN I CAN! LOL!
    BUT I DONT CARE.
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CB! YOUR LITTLE POST OF THE 3 HOUR WAIT WAS SIMPLY GLORIOUS!
    :mrgreen: