Did Brad Pitt drop $390,000 on a Patek Philippe watch for Angelina Jolie?

If there’s one thing that I’ll always believe about Brad Pitt, it’s that the man loves to shop. He likes nice things. He has expensive taste. For his clothes, accessories and real estate, Brad almost always goes with the best, and give him some credit – he almost always has good taste. As for the gifts that he buys his family, and his taste in artwork… well, it can be questionable at times. The point is, Brad likes to spend his money. So today I bring you two stories of Brad dropping cash on gifts for his family. First up – Brad reportedly spent $390,000 on a special Patek Philippe watch for Angelina:

BRAD Pitt has spent £250,000 on one of the world’s most expensive watches as a wedding present for fiancée Angelina Jolie. The Fight Club star snapped up a luxurious Patek Philippe Minute Repeater — even though there’s normally a two-year waiting list.

The custom-made timepiece is gold with a mother of pearl dial and takes two months to make. Each one is checked by a member of the Stern family — who own Patek Philippe — at the firm’s HQ in Geneva, Switzerland.

A source said: “Brad decided to buy one of the amazing watches after meeting the Stern family at a watch fair in Basel. He wanted to buy Ange a unique gift that very few people own which is like a piece of art — and the highly sophisticated watch is just that. It chimes sounds based on Big Ben and is constructed by hand. He went to Geneva to pick it up and it’s believed he’ll present it to Ange as a pre-wedding gift.”

Brad, 48, got engaged in to Angelina, 37, in April. They are to marry in a ceremony at their French chateau. The couple are currently living in Surrey with their six children.

[From The Sun]

I know it’s from The Sun, but I still kind of believe it. I bet Brad is a watch guy. I bet he has a few million dollars worth of watches. And I bet Angelina is like, “My little Hermes watch is fine, I barely wear watches anyway.” And he was like, “Babe, you need THE BEST.” And she was like, “Sigh. Okay, whatever.” I mean, it’s a lovely gift, a nice gift, a thoughtful gift. But some women rarely wear watches, and I think Angelina might be one of them.

And in other Brad-Pitt-loves-to-shop news, he bought Maddox a motorbike for Madd’s 11th birthday:

Maddox Jolie-Pitt is ready to motor! The eldest child of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt turned 11 on Sunday Aug. 5, and he received a doozy of a gift: His very first motorbike, ordered by Pitt, 48, at HGB Motorcycles in Ruislip, Germany.

The big brother to Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox now has his very own Suzuki DRZ-125 motorbike — which can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour — a rep confirmed to E! News.

A source tells Us Weekly that Pitt first visited the shop back in June, but hesitated on the splurge.

“He wasn’t sure of the safety and wanted to think about it,” the source explains. After a chat with fiancee Jolie, 37, “an order came through for the Suzuki. It’s a great bike for a kid to have as his first — it’s a junior dirt bike, so very safe, low powered but still very fun.”

E! News reports that Pitt “wants the boys to be able to ride [bikes] on private land . . . He has a real passion for bikes which he’s like to pass on.”

Maddox (whom Jolie adopted in Cambodia before her romance with Pitt began) certainly shares his mom and dad’s daredevil tendencies. Last September, he accompanied Jolie during her flying lesson in Hampshire, England.

[From Us Weekly]

I really, really don’t like the idea of giving kids their own modes of transportation when they’re that young. I mean, I doubt Maddox will be tooling around the expressway on his motorbike, but they’re still dangerous and the kid is still really young. My neighbor gave his son one of those four-wheel ATV things, and the kid (he’s around Maddox’s age, if not younger) rides it in his yard and my yard constantly. I’m always afraid he’s going to wipe out on the damn thing in my lawn. WHIPPERSNAPPERS.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. libby says:

    unless this watch will orbit her into space or let her see into the future, there is just no justifiying this price. it’s shameful.

    • Nancito says:

      The vast majority of people with excessive amounts of money feel that they have refined tastes that we peasants can NEVER understand and they’re always on the lookout for different ways to lighten their wallets – and spending $390.00 on a special edition watch certainly fits the bill. As an example, my ex brother-in-law is fabulously wealthy and he has a friend who sends his private plane on a weekly mission to buy tomatoes from a certain farm in a neighbouring country – because the tomatoes where he is “just don’t taste the same”. I have a million stories like this too.

    • Sakyiwaa says:

      I dont get the logic of it being shameless… I would have thought the rule would be IF YOU GIVE ENOUGH OF YOUR MONEY TO CHARITY THEN YOU ARE ENTITLED TO SPEND SOMETHING ON YOURSELF? Not, IF YOU GIVE TO CHARITY! THEN DO NOT BUY ANYTHING EXPENSIVE FOR YOURSELF BECOS YOU ARE A CHARITY-GIVER. Shouldnt that be the logic? Dont forget America is the easier place in the world to make money even if you are dumb. Kardashians? Even in Christianity ten percent of your income is to be paid to the church as tithe. Only a tenth. And you can do whatever you like with the ninety percent remaining. Charity is not a SHACKLE and it doesnt have to be. There are seven billion other people in the world who can all pitch in with their resources.

    • Sakyiwaa says:

      I dont get the logic of it being shameless… I would have thought the rule would be IF YOU GIVE ENOUGH OF YOUR MONEY TO CHARITY THEN YOU ARE ENTITLED TO SPEND SOMETHING ON YOURSELF? Not, IF YOU GIVE TO CHARITY! THEN DO NOT BUY ANYTHING EXPENSIVE FOR YOURSELF BECOS YOU ARE A CHARITY-GIVER. Shouldnt that be the logic? Dont forget America is the easier place in the world to make money even if you are dumb. Kardashians? Even in Christianity ten percent of your income is to be paid to the church as tithe. Only a tenth. And you can do whatever you like with the ninety percent remaining. Charity is not a SHACKLE and it doesnt have to be. There are seven billion other people in the world who can all pitch in with their resources. Libby.

    • Sakyiwaa says:

      And LIBBY being launched into space will cost A LOT more than 390, 000 dollars, as a matter of fact. You should google Space tourism and Future Travel…

  2. lisa2 says:

    I really doubt its true.. Just like the helicopter and waterfall and countless others.

    Brad collects watches. But I think Angie usually wears a watch her mother wore. But it give the none fans something to snark about so have at it.

    regarding the bike. Maddox has been riding bikes for years. people put their kids on skies and bikes all the time. It is all about safety and showing childrent he proper way to do things. Maddox is 11 not 4.

  3. Brown says:

    Yeah, well, I bet her watch doesn’t light up underwater like my Timex can. Go Indiglow!

  4. Katren says:

    shit that is a nice watch! not worth $390 000 IMO but still nice

  5. Samihami says:

    I’m sure it is a wonderful, very high quality watch, but that kind of price tag is obscene. How could it possibly be worth even half that much? Or a quarter of that much?

    Really, there is buying good quality products, and then there’s being a sucker.

    • MW says:

      That’s how I’d look at it. If I had $390,000 to blow, it sure would not be on a watch. I kinda wonder if it is true, too. Neither BP nor AJ were brought up with extreme wealth, and I can’t see either of them being mindlessly extravagant. Art or property is an investment. The engagement ring honors a lifetime commitment hopefully, but a watch? But I don’t know them so . . . .

  6. Incredulous says:

    That watch does not look shock-proof/resistant/whatever the nomenclature is these days. With that many kids, you’d think Brad would look for something more robust.

  7. GoodCapon says:

    I’m not really a watch person, but I’d definitely wear this one.

    I’m not even surprised with the price. Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin are the most expensive ones.

  8. olivia says:

    Yes… But will she wear it in the refugee camps?

  9. Chatcat says:

    The face of the 1%. Who the f*ck needs a 400K watch?

    • ladybert62 says:

      ChatCat hits the nail on the head!!!

      And will trampie wear it to the refugee camps when she has her photo ops? ha ha

    • NM6804 says:

      Because they have too much money, duh :) I feel sorry for them really.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      @ Chat-Right? I guess rich people need to spend their money on SOMETHING.

      I’d be too scared of losing it or getting robbed.

      • Chatcat says:

        Just goes to show you all the money in the world can’t buy common sense nor should “because I can” mean you do.

        I really don’t care how people spend their “hard earned” money because it keeps the economies going. But a 400K watch? It’s a watch, something you schlop on your wrist, that tells you the time. Is anything like that 400K worthy? I think not. Hmmph.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Chat-you and I think alike about spending-guess it’s cuz we work in financial services industry :)
        But I also totally agree that just because you have the money to spend on it doesn’t mean you should. For some reason it always annoys me when it’s on something like jewelry/watch, versus the nice house I could buy for that sort of cash.

        @RHONY-LOL!!!! He is a spritely little guy, that Maddox :)

      • Chatcat says:

        @RHONYC…yeah right. I certainly wouldn’t be able to tell a 400K watch from a $40 watch. Nor would I want too! It’s an effin watch!

        I think Maddox is gonna be one of those “little guys” through his teens and “grow up” after HS. In the meantime he better watch some MMA and gain some moves to keep the twins in check! :)

  10. ladybert62 says:

    That UGLY watch is $390,000?

  11. Ennie says:

    Having a collector’s watch is also an investment.
    Just another excuse to rag on the JPs. Brad loves and shops for certain things like art or his bikes, just as many other HW people. And if he buys her something they are bad? I bet that if he doesn’t give her anything then he would be called cheap and that he doesn’t love her as much or whatever.
    I do not mind this item. Over the top houses like the Eccletsons, or having 1000 or more shoes now that.

  12. Johnny says:

    I could really care less about the watch, but a motor bike for an 11 year old? Absolutely ridiculous and really, really bad parenting! He is 11 years old…

    • Dani says:

      Many 11 year olds and even under have children’s type motor/dirt bikes. Many. Its no more bad parenting than giving an 11 year old a skateboard. Or roller blades. Some people are truly sad and pathetic and don’t care how much of a fool and embarrassment they make of themselves looking for some excuse to attack them, when what they are doing is perfectly normal in any country in the civilized developed western world.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Where do you live where “many” parents buy their
        11-year-olds a $4,000 motor bike? You must live in “The OC” or some really rich area. Where I live most kids get a few video games, maybe some books, and a few new sweaters for their birthday.

        Anyway, that bike weighs 194 lbs and goes 50 MPH, it is NOTHING like a skateboard. I agree that it’s their decision if they want to buy their kid a bike-it’s not an automatic indicator of bad/irresponsible parenting, but PLEASE let’s not fool ourselves-this bike weighs probably twice as much as this kid and can go MUCH faster than any scooter of skateboard, making the risk for danger very high.

      • Ennie says:

        They are in a different money bracket, and yes, I know families that let their children drive around in different types of bikes in ranches, etc. I know kids who are already competing. I actually do not think this is accurate, since Maddox is not very tall, or he might has grown a bit. The bike, if it is true he got one, is probably for Brad himself!

      • Dani says:

        TheOriginalKitten, you obviously have never lived in a rural town, because children often have them (and learn to ride tractors at like, 9 – now freak out over that one! roflmao) and they don’t cost anywhere near that much. They are KIDS bikes, didn’t you read this part it’s a junior dirt bike, so very safe, low powered. It is nothing like an actual adult’s motorbike. In outback Australia, lots of kids ride these KIDS bikes. And the speeds are no more than a kid full on hard cycling full bore on a bmx bike. Or a 3 speed bike. But it has a motor. Thats the only difference. I think you’d be SHOCKED if you ever met a rural kid! If only you knew the things they get up to on farms, you’d be on speed dial to CPS, I’m sure. I can’t believe how sheltered and naive some are. I find it amusing and perplexing, quite frankly. I personally see rollerblading as much, MUCH more dangerous. From personal experience and from observing.

      • Ennie says:

        I used to climb trees and ride bikes without helmets and knee protectors on,the horror!

      • Dani says:

        Me too, Ennie. In the early 80s it wasn’t even compulsory to wear pushbike helmets, or even that common. Or even in my parents’ days, either. Serious injuries were extremely rare/almost never heard of. People are really truly going loopy these days. Oh, and I once fell backwards from my treehouse, about 9 foot off the ground, and landed hard flat on my back. When I think back now, I could have become a paraplegic! I got the wind knocked out of me, but was fine. I can only imagine the hysterical mess that some commenters here would be in, if they were parents in the 70s or 80s, even 90s. What a load of hogwash it all is.
        Lol, just pmed this link to my friend, who is my age, 36. She said there are some really effed up people on here, if they think little children’s toy dirtbike is more dangerous than a trampoline or playground monkeybars. We’re having a good cackle at some of the people freaking out about it. lol

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Dani-I’ve traveled to Switzerland, France (4 times), Italy, Monaco, London (twice), Ireland, Canada and all over the US-true, I’ve never been to Australia-but I’d hardly consider myself to be “sheltered and naive”.
        (but thanks for that assumption, stranger)

        As far as what this bike costs and how fast it can go- a simple google search can end this argument. New bike starts a little over $3K (without any special add-ons) and goes up to 50 MPH according to websites: http://www.motorcycle.com/specs/suzuki/off-road/2012/dr-z/125l.html

        And I do think skateboards, scooters and rollerblades are dangerous but I just happen to think that motorbikes are MORE dangerous and so are those ATVs. I don’t think any child should be riding either-again, just my opinion. If kids in Oz ride around these things all day long, that’s fine, but my kid sure as hell won’t be. Just because my kid might climb a tree when I have my back turned doesn’t mean I’m going to hand him a set of keys to a deathmobile.

        EDIT-Dani-would you have a “cackle” at the parents of the 3,000 kids who lost their lives to motorbike accidents last year? ..smh…
        Actually-that’s a good question-what would you have to say to them?
        Seriously, I’m sure they want to hear your defense of motorbikes for small kids.

      • Dani says:

        TheOriginalKitten, you are now getting hysterical. First of all, what percentage of that ’3000′ figure you wrote were from an adult motorbike rider running over a child, or from a motorbike hitting pedestrians or a car in which the child was riding, or even an adult carrying the child on their adult motorbike? What is the percentage breakdown of this 3 percent? How about we have a look at the amount of children killed in car accidents? No doubt more than 3000. Or the amount of drowning deaths? You really are being assinine in your hysteria. People all over the world have children who ride CHILDREN’S dirt bikes. In rural America. In rural England. In Switzerland. Any country you can think of. Of course, not usually in the cities unless its at a children’s bike trail park. I am still so curious as to why you see it as a danger, ok, putting aside that by what I’ve researched, prices range from $800 up. 50 miles an hour? You are omitting here that as I’ve previously explained, 3 speed or even 10 speed pushbikes for children and teens could reach that speed quite easily. So whats the difference? From what I recall, pushbikes are pretty darn heavy, too. Basically, apart from a small motor, there really is little difference between a CHILDREN’s little trail bike to a chidlren’s 10-speed pushbike, especially going down a steep hill.

        Are you next going to say children shouldn’t go horse riding? I do know of a young teen from my area who was kicked in the heart from her horse who got scared and bolted. I guess you’ll want to ban your children from horse-riding next. How about gymnastics? Ever watched the olympics and seen how very high the bars are that these young teen girls compete on? smh If you calm down, put things into perspective, surely you will see how you are over-reacting, and yes, how your hysteria is giving people the cackles. Seriously, calm down! Its not that serious. For you to spend the time to go to the extent of looking up these bikes and posting a link shows you are invested in this too much. Perhaps you should ask yourself why or seek counselling. Smdh. Are you a member of an anti-dirt bike organisation? How much are they paying you, for you to completely become hysterical over this? rotflmao. No longer cackling, now pmsl. This is sad.

        Edit. Re your reply to me under #17 (am having problems posting to you under it) Wow, TheOriginalKitten,hought you were hysterical before, now you are truly losing it. smdh. Firstly, I have never actually ridden a dirt bike or a motorbike, and I don’t work for any motoring (car or otherwise), company. You are the one investing so much time that you even looked up these bikes and posted a link, and you are accusing me of being too invested? Really? Take a look at yourself. One would think by your over-the-top shrieking about bikes that you own shares in an Orthopedic hospital or something! Calm down! smdh. You’re the one so outraged. Not I. And if you really don’t know howw one slip from the height of a high money bar or one twist and ill-fated land from a double summersault can lead to paraplegia, perhaps you need to visit your local Paraplegics and Quadraplegics society. Wow. You certainly get worked up thats for sure. :( Monkey bars and trampolines (ask any pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon) are far more dangerous than push bikes and dirt bikes. Perhaps you need to do your research and have an attitude (or hormonal, by the sounds of it) re-adjustment. No one’s saying you can’t choose against them for your child, but to base your prejudice on FACTS, not hysteria, like you have been doing.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        LOL @ Dani.
        Seriously, girl-the only “hysterical” one here is you. As I said-go buy your kid a dirt bike, I seriously couldn’t GAF but CALM DOWN and stop making it seem like some of us are crazy for thinking dirt bikes are dangerous. Saying motorcycles and dirtbikes are dangerous is like saying the sky is blue-it’s really not debatable.
        But keep freaking out-because it’s entertaining, that’s for sure :)

      • Dani says:

        lmao, you’re the only one that is hysterical honey, I called it first. Either you need hormonal adjustment, or I don’t know what. But you seem very unstable, and you turned this personal. Clearly you have deep-seated issues, and you really need help. There is no need to completely spin right out of control because I pointed out the FACT that trampolines and monkey bars are as much, if not moreso, dangerous
        btw, my hubby works in ER – Orthopedics, mainly children. If only you hear some of the stories how these children get complex fractures and complete dislocations/smashed bones, you wouldn’t allow your child on a swing. Seriously. So I DO have some idea of what I’m talking about, ok? Of course dirtk bikes are dangerous. SO ARE MANY THINGS! So what? I NEVER tried to say you SHOULD buy your child a bike, I’ve never ridden one, my 2 sons have not got one,
        ALL I WAS TRYING TO SAY, was *KEEP IT IN PERSPECTIVE!* But that was completely lost on you, because you completely became over the top and the message was lost in your hysteria. You made it personal by accusing me of working to a motoring company and getting a pay cheque just because you don’t like my point of view. I never did that to you. YOU made it personal, and thats when your hysteria got the better of you and you spun out of control. Lol, you really need to calm down, I never attacked or insulted you. Why are you taking it so personally? lol smh. You completely misunderstood my point. You completely over-reacted to my trying to put things in perspective. Your hysteria and personal reaction to this was entertaining, now I just find you highly-strung and unstable. :( fmd :O

      • Janet says:

        When I was coming up, if anybody had suggested we wear a helmet while we were riding our bikes, we would have fallen off our bikes laughing.

        I see kids going roller skating with helmets, knee pads, elbow pads and shin guards and wonder what the hell are they made of. Are they so fragile that a scrape or a cut would be life-threatening?

        Scrapes, scratches, cuts, bruises and sprains are a part of normal living. Helicoptering parents trying to protect their children from every possible injury do them much more harm than good.

      • Dani says:

        Thanks Janet. Thats all I was getting at *perspective*. Of course motorbikes/dirtbikes are dangerous. So is anything. Trampolining is dangerous. Monkeybars are very dangerous. More children receive serious fractures from falling off the top bunk or a monkey bar, than a dirtbike. Believe it or not, its the truth. Contact the Pediatrics society in your country. Thats all I was trying to get across to the attack cat. Wow. :( As you said, scrapes, grazes, falling down – its all a normal part of growing up. Dirtbikes are a blip on the radar as far as childhood injuries go. Not even worth talking about. Especially not even worth getting so worked up about. :(

      • Ennie says:

        I know a Mother (her children are older now) that would not lether girls participate in any kind of rough game (cycling, running around, chasing, etc) because shedid not want them to have scars. She was protecting their skin or something like that. Those girls became airheads worrying about their beauty, did not finish High School and married some rich guys.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Dani-you’re digging your own grave with all the personal attacks. Seriously-keep going. Every response I have given to you has been calm and rational (re-read my posts versus your posts)-I guess that’s probably a foreign tactic to someone who’s used to shouting/repeating the same thing over and over again to defend their point.

        Here’s a tip: repeating your opinion over and over doesn’t make you any more right.

        Regardless, I should have known better. As my boyfriend is fond of saying, “only fools suffer fools”. I should have known from the get-go that someone who thinks motorbikes are an appropriate and safe gift for a child probably isn’t someone I could hold a rational conversation with.

        Regardless, keep screaming away while I go smoke this joint (speaking of which-you should try it, you seem like someone that REALLY needs it).

      • Dani says:

        Attack cat, you dug your own grave from the start. I was the calm one, its a fact that you started attacking me in:
        “TheOriginalKitten says:
        August 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm Are you a troll for Suzuki, Dani? I just don’t understand why you’re spending this much time defending 11-year-olds owning dirt bikes.

        You called me naive-you know what’s naive? (no, didn’t) Thinking that the likelihood of a kid falling off the monkey bars and breaking his neck is the same likelihood as a child falling off a dirt bike and DYING.***
        Regardless, why can’t you just accept that some people disagree with kids owning motorcycles? Nobody’s telling you not to buy your kid a bike-buy your kid 8 bikes for all I care.
        ugh. Why am I bothering. I have work to do. I hope Suzuki is cutting you a nice paycheck, Dani.

        Your own posts expose your lie. Does that post sound calm and unhostile to you? THAT is where it started going off the rails because you took it personal and started the attacks and accusations because you cannot grasp or comprehend that you might be wrong. And Heaven help you if you *truly* believe YOU were calm. You were the one who started becoming hostile and throwing accusations around, no matter how much you try, you can’t dig yourself out of that one. No matter how much you repeat yourself, the facts are that MORE children *are* hurt each year through acrobatics equipment than dirtbikes. as much as it may hurt to admit you are wrong, what I’ve posted is FACT. My husband works in that field, so its FACT, not opinion. All you need to do is contact your local ER to confirm what I’ve said. If you don’t understand that, then its you who is far from rational. In fact, just where do you get YOUR opinion from, may I ask? Research please? Stats? You’ve done nothing but made a fool of yourself on here, and I think smoking the weed is the least of your problems… But its certainly not helping it. Its clearly that you are anti-social and have severe issues. You really are unstable.
        [***Thinking that the likelihood of a kid falling off the monkey bars and breaking his neck is the same likelihood as a child falling off a dirt bike and DYING.***]When a person ‘breaks their neck’ they DIE. Clearly you don’t even understand that much. lol

        Which explains why you cannot grasp the DOCUMENTED FACT that more children present to the ER with injuries from acrobatics equipment, as well as pushbikes, than dirtbikes. This is fact, TheOriginalKitten, not my opinion. What I’ve told you, is fact. I haven’t lied. I’ve presented you with FACTS. Its a shame you cannot admit you are wrong and instead decended to personal abuse, hysteria and invective.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Still going huh? Guess this means you passed on my suggestion to smoke a doob?

        Have a nice Wednesday, Dani. Thanks for giving my boyfriend and I something to laugh about over dinner tonight.

      • Janet says:

        @Dani: My son split his chin open when he fell off the monkey bars at age six, dangling from one hand like Spiderman.

        After I got him patched up in the ER I told him for the umpteenth time: “You’ve got TWO HANDS!! Hang onto the bars with TWO HANDS!!” But whatcha gonna do? You can’t watch them every second and if he wants to play Spiderman he’s damn well going to play Spiderman.

        He’s alive and well today despite innumerable cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc., and now he’s got a three-year-old son who’s collecting the usual childhood quota of cuts, scrapes, bruises, etc. It’s all part of growing up.

      • Dani says:

        I’ve given you my credentials, TheOriginalKitten (husband ER/Ped Orth Surgeon), so what are yours? I’ve given you FACTS based on a person in the field. What are your credentials, and where is your information from?

        PS Hubby wants to know if you want him to post some links on here (from American Soc of Pediatrics) to prove how many ER cases from dirtbikes compared to acrobatic equipment? Or are you afraid to admit you are wrong and spun out of control based on illinformed opinions?

        PS Unlike you, I prefer clear, rational thought, I’m not a druggie, so I’ll pass on your ‘doob’ (drugs? and you’re complaining about dirtbikes? Know what drugs do? You really are a study in contradiction and hypocrisy) I suggest you quit the drugs and start seeking Prozac, or something to calm you down, preferably some Oestrogen pills, too. Clearly you need help. All because you couldn’t handle the fact that my hubby knows more about this than you in your drug-hazed psychosis. Please, don’t breed. :)

      • Dani says:

        Trampoline Injuries alone:

        Recommendations to prevent trampoline injuries were given since the 1970s. However, despite these educational efforts, safety recommendations seem to be ignored and the number of trampoline injuries is increasing. All children referred to our department for injuries related to trampolines over a period of 3 years were included. The patients’ records were reviewed and a questionnaire was sent out in order to gain additional information. Injuries were classified as severe and mild. A total of 265 children (46% m, 54% f) with a median age of 8.2 years (range 1 to 14) were included. The injury rate was continuously growing from the year 2005 (10.6%) to 2007 (58.1%). Most of the injuries were recorded between April and September with a peak of injuries in August. Seventy-five percent of all accidents happened in the afternoon; 40% of the injuries were classified as severe, 60% as mild. Nets or equal security devices were used in 56.6%. Trampolining is associated with a significant risk for bodily harm at any age and results in severe injuries in 40% of cases. Though there may be still room for improvement in safety recommendations, all attempts over a period of more than 30 years to reduce the number of trampoline-related backyard injuries failed and the incidence is still increasing. At present, trampolines cannot be made safe for recreational activities and are of an *unacceptable risk* even under supervision.

        Unacceptable risk, EVEN under supervision. UNACCEPTABLE. Let that sink in. So since Trampolining is deemed an UNNACEPTABLE RISK, EVEN UNDER SUPERVISION, would you allow your illfated child to jump on a trampoline, TheOriginalChatcatKitten? Any stats on dirtbikes, TheOriginalChatCatKitten? Any thing like, you know, *facts*, to offer us, to support your opinion? Crickets?

      • Mar1ey says:

        I grew up in the country, and we did MANY dangerous things. There were plenty of hospital visits, concussions, and stitches. We never had a motor-powered vehicle that could go that fast. Yes, there were tractors, still, you don’t race farm equipment. I would never let my eleven year old child have a bike that could go 50 miles and hour. A child that age does not have the reaction time of an adult and could cause injury to himself or another. Until my child is old enough to handle something with that type of power, he will have to settle for the “old-fashioned” way of getting hurt…on skateboards and monkey bars.

    • olivia says:

      Why not? After all,Jolie bought this kid his first serious knives when he was 7. Pitt has been caught on photo riding around with each and every of the oldest 4 kids riding all kinds of inappropriate vehicles without the kids being seatbelted in and without helmets…

    • Blah says:

      Dani, if your husband works in the ER then I am certain he is familiar with the term “donorcycle”. Calm down. And then ask him.

    • Mar1ey says:

      @ Dani,
      Statistics from the CDC “Nonfatal Injuries from Off-Road Motorcycle Riding Among Children and Teens — United States, 2001–2004″

      During 2001–2004, an estimated 23,800 (32.6 per 100,000 population) children and teens aged <19 years were treated at U.S. EDs (Emergency Department) for off-road motorcycle injuries each year. The injury rate increased 33.7%, from 26.4 per 100,000 population in 2001 to 35.3 in 2004; however, this difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.31). Patients aged 12–15 years had the highest nonfatal injury rate (62.1 per 100,000). Patients aged <16 years accounted for 69.9% of those injured; 88.4% of those injured were males, and 97.1% were driving the motorcycle. Overall, 7.5% of those injured were hospitalized.

      By location, 20.0% of the injuries occurred in motocross areas, and 70.2% of those injured were reported as riding dirt bikes/trail bikes when they incurred their injuries. Those injured in motocross areas were more likely to be hospitalized than those injured in other off-road locations (14.9% versus 5.6%; p = 0.01). According to the narratives abstracted from ED charts, 8.9% of the injuries were sustained during a motorcycle jump, and 5.3% resulted from hitting another motorcycle or other off-road vehicle. Among jump-related injuries, 74.3% occurred in a motocross area.

      Serious injuries (i.e., fractures or internal injuries) accounted for 39.1% of the principal diagnoses (Table 2). The primary injury was to an extremity in 61.9% of patients, and 35.6% of extremity injuries were fractures. The head or neck was the primary body part affected in 16.8% of cases, of which 47.4% involved an internal head injury.

      I too, need facts. A child can be hurt anywhere, doing almost anything. We can only decide for ourselves what is the highest risk we are willing to let them take. Some have a higher tolerance, some have lower.

  13. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Why is Brad so orange? Dude looks like a tangerine in that pic.

    • El Paso=London says:

      He & Fassy are orange bc they are supposed to be in El Paso, TX- hopefully, it will look better on screen. Brad said he got his first shotgun at age 5, so he may be thinking he’s being OVER-protective. I’m not a gun or motor bike person, but compared to many parts of the US, Maddox is “behind” for initiating these activities. He & Angie seem like loving parents with happy kids- they might not do everything the way I do, but that’s OK. IMO, the only thing kids REALLY need is lots of love, which Maddox & all his sibs have in abundance.

  14. Karen says:

    My niece rides s dirtbike all the time- she started when she was 10. She wears a helmet and is just fine. She can also drive a standard truck, ATV and sled. Kids love being active and take the responsibility of their safety seriously. Better than eating chips and laying on the couch.

    • Dani says:

      “My niece rides s dirtbike all the time- she started when she was 10. She wears a helmet and is just fine. She can also drive a standard truck, ATV and sled.”
      Exactly what I’m saying! I can’t believe the absolute bs on here. Break a neck? My god, what about the monkey bars we used to play on as a kid? Or the trampoline? One wrong sommersault or backflip could have resulted in us all breaking our necks or backs.

      PERSPECTIVE, people!

      Edit: this has got me thinking about all the dangerous things we did growing up in the 80s/early 90s. Swings that you can go RIGHT OVER on (one time at age 7 a friend and I must have swung so high on this swing that it completely went right over-head, and we must have fell off and we were apparently knocked unconscious). Hanging with one leg on top of extremely high monkey bars. Could have fallen and landed on head and broke our necks. Or landed in the wrong position after a double summersault on the trampoline – imagine how landing the wrong way could have broken our spine or neck? Many more. I’m sure you all can think of more like this, too. So it really puts a children’s small little dirtbike into PERSPECTIVE. Fact is, CHILDHOOD is full of dangers. I’ve heard of over-protective helicopter parents, but surely parents aren’t THIS loony these days? We’ll run out of cotton wool! This whole witch hunt with Angelina and Brad for this is nothing but absurd and ludicrous bullshit, manufactured for an excuse to hate her.

      • Ennie says:

        My horrible parents and the equally horrible parents of all the block’s kids let them ride young calves in the ranch, with all the risk that implies, you know, being thrown on a pile of fresh cow poop and even being stepped on, nevermind drinking milk straight from the cow, waddling in muddy rivers and playing under the Rainwater collected on the roof
        (I don’t know what it iscalled the thing from where it falls to the ground, English is a second language).
        I remember that the son of a German Actress (Romy schneidr?). was climbing some fence and died. Yes, accidents can happen anytime. I bet they arenot sheltering them too much, but at the same time they are responsible parents.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Are you a troll for Suzuki, Dani? I just don’t understand why you’re spending this much time defending 11-year-olds owning dirt bikes.

        You called me naive-you know what’s naive? Thinking that the likelihood of a kid falling off the monkey bars and breaking his neck is the same likelihood as a child falling off a dirt bike and DYING.
        Regardless, why can’t you just accept that some people disagree with kids owning motorcycles? Nobody’s telling you not to buy your kid a bike-buy your kid 8 bikes for all I care.
        ugh. Why am I bothering. I have work to do. I hope Suzuki is cutting you a nice paycheck, Dani.

      • Dani says:

        Wow, TheOriginalKitten, thought you were hysterical before, now you are truly losing it. smdh. Firstly, I have never actually ridden a dirt bike or a motorbike, and I don’t work for any motoring (car or otherwise), company. You are the one investing so much time that you even looked up these bikes and posted a link, and you are accusing me of being too invested? Really? Take a look at yourself. One would think by your over-the-top shrieking about bikes that you own shares in an Orthopedic hospital or something! Calm down! smdh. You’re the one so outraged. Not I. And if you really don’t know howw one slip from the height of a high money bar or one twist and ill-fated land from a double summersault can lead to paraplegia, perhaps you need to visit your local Paraplegics and Quadraplegics society. Wow. You certainly get worked up thats for sure. :( Monkey bars and trampolines (ask any pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon) are far more dangerous than push bikes and dirt bikes. Perhaps you need to do your research and have an attitude (or hormonal, by the sounds of it) re-adjustment. No one’s saying you can’t choose against them for your child, but to base your prejudice on FACTS, not hysteria, like you have been doing.

        *To say they are more dangerous than roller-blading, monkey bars, gymnastic high bars and trampolining, is absolutely outrageous in its simplisty and ignorance. That, is what I’m calling out. I truly think you need to speak to a Pediatrician and a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon and an ER Dr. I honestly do. Ask them what group their children walk-ins mostly consist of – falling off trampoline, high bar, roller blading fall, tree-house fall, or dirtbike accident. I think you need to get the facts. smh, Cackle.

      • Chatcat says:

        Ugh Dani, if you thought she was hysterical then if all of your very looonnnnngggg posts are any indicator, you have surpassed hysterical and have moved on to PTSD about the whole thing. Yikes!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I love you, Chat! Thanks :)
        And as I said above: I blame myself. “Only fools suffer fools”.
        ;)

      • Dani says:

        ChatCat? Kitten? Sock? Could it be? The only one that showed themself as a fool, is you. I provided facts. You? Nothing but illinformed bs. No facts or research, just lies and misinformation.

        Do you honestly think you know more than an Orthopedic Surgeon, Kitten/ChatCat? If you do then you truly are a fool.

      • Chatcat says:

        Dani…Who could know if you offered any facts…I couldn’t get past your ranting psychobabble to try and figure any of it out. WOW!

        Oh, and we are not one in the same…but there is definately a “Sybil” like thing going on in this discourse…it just isn’t us! Whew…

      • Dani says:

        Sure The Original Chatcat Kitten. Whatever you say. You’re the one who needs the sock backup, after all. ;) :) And of course, it is hard to read through a lot of information and facts when you’re a druggie and in a drug-induced haze. It would certainly explain a lot. Such as the psychosis.

      • NM6804 says:

        To think that Chatcat and TheOriginalKitten is laughable. Anybody who has been visiting this site long enough knows that they are not.

        Why don’t you report her comments then if you think she’s commenting under multiple names instead of accusing people without any real proof? CB can see if you’re telling the truth yes or no.

  15. Narak says:

    My 12 year old niece rides a motorbike all the time- she started when she was 10. She wears a helmet and is

  16. Lucy2 says:

    The price of the watch is obscene. If the story is true he probably got a discount in exchange for the publicity, but still. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with living well and enjoying success, but that kind of product is over the top.
    As for the bike, hopefully they take safety precautions, and keep him on their own property. Our neighbors used to let their kid tear through the whole neighborhood on his ATV, it was so annoying!

  17. skuddles says:

    What does it matter what the watch cost? They can certainly afford it, it’s for a very special occasion, and it’s a collector’s piece. These two donate PLENTY of money, time and effort to charities and helping their fellow humans – why is it a big deal if they spend money on themselves too?

    The motorbike though… I dunno. Hope Maddox is provided with plenty of safety training in advance.

  18. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I really doubt that the watch story is true. Once you have spent as much time as they have studying poverty I think they’d be disgusted by such an item – even if it was free.

    And if the watch story is true then shame on Brad.

  19. Janet says:

    (See reply to Dani above. Posted this in the wrong place.)

  20. Emma says:

    I love articles about things the rich buy because the comments are always middle class people saying “how impractical, I’d never spend that much money on that.” Please, if you all were filthy rich like B&A you’d buy a bunch of overpriced crap too.

    • Chatcat says:

      Well Emma, I consider myself working “middle class”. My best friend is a millionaire, yes I mean millionaire…and by hard work and a successful career she has earned every penny! She has a 12,000 sq ft house with an indoor pool and gym, acres upon acres of beautiful land, a vacation home and all that other stuff. However, in the last 18 years of our friendship and all the time we spend together she has never just bought a bunch of “overpriced crap” just to have it.

      You don’t have to be “middle class” to know “how impractical, I’d never spend that much money on that” as you say.
      Why do you think a lot of rich people stay rich well beyond the end of their careers?

      • Ennie says:

        For some people That stuff that your friend bought with her hard earned money would be too much, like, is her family big? Noone needs so much land, why not going to a gym, even celebrities go to gyms? Some millionaires are even more frugal than your friend.
        The thing in this thread is to criticize the JPs because they are an easy target. Many articles claim that they bough this or that and they are going to be criticized regardlessly if the article is truth or not.
        Like when they said they bought a house in NO, some people complained that it was in the city, on a regular street, then they rented or bought the France place… Why do they need that much land? Why does Maddox need a cellphone? Etc, etc, etc. Noone gets so much criticism for any true or untrue purchase as them. Also, some people like to collect or buy art, or other things and for some others, art, or collecting in general, is impractical. For others is an investment and a hobbie that they can afford.
        Good for your friend.

      • Barbara says:

        Did she/he share with you how much they pay for their watches, jewelry, design clothes, all the other real estate properties they have? How much does she spend in fancy restaurants in town and when she travels the world.
        I have tons of friends, but none of them go detail by detail on how much they spend in every little purchase they made. So I have no idea how much they spend by month.
        If I was to guess I’d say that watch costs at most 10K – if I was assuming it’s made of gold – but then again I’m not a watch person and didn’t know this particular brand is one of the most expensive in the world. So how does you know how much your best friend spends with everything she buys?
        Sorry, but she just doesn’t like to show off. There’s no point in making so much money – by being a millionaire – not to spend it.
        But hey, you know everything about what kids should or shouldn’t have, what makes parents responsible or irresponsible, why wouldn’t you know every little cent your best friend spends? Sorry for underestimating you.

      • Chatcat says:

        Oh hear we go, all my point was that 400K for a watch of all things is over the top. People can spend their hard earned money anyway they want too, even if it’s 400K on an ugly ass watch. My point is I have a friend who is wealthy and the comment “Please, if you all were filthy rich like B&A you’d buy a bunch of overpriced crap too”. Not everybody that is rich buys overpriced baubles, toys, etc. just because they can.

      • Kim says:

        Why does your friend need to live in a mansion? She should downsize and help the less fortunate.She is selfish for living in opulent lifestyle.

      • Kim says:

        Who needs overpriced gym and indoor pool? Greedy One percenters.Oh and the

      • Kim says:

        Who needs overpriced gym and indoor pool? Greedy One percenters.Oh and the watch story is tabloid lie

      • Chatcat says:

        Oh Kim, don’t you worry so much. I can assure you she gives plenty of her time and her hard earned money to charity. I am sure more of both then you and I combined! Shame on us~

      • Leen says:

        It actually depends how much of a millionaire she is. $1-5 million or $50-100 because there is a different on how much you would spend.
        Now my friend is quite wealthy, put her in the $1-5, can she afford to blow her money on a 400k watch? Hell no. That’s atleast 10% of net worth on a WATCH. But lower it down to 5-10,000, yeah I can see that happening.

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t think that’s necessarily true. My company works for a lot of wealthy clients – some like to flash their money with fancy cars and jewelry and the “best” of everything. Others are much more modest and practical and don’t broadcast to the world constantly that they’re rich. It all depends on personality, taste, and how much their image matters to them.

      Personally, no matter how much money I had, I would never spend $390K on a watch, because to me that’s ridiculous, and not something I care about.

  21. Barbara says:

    $390K for that? I know it’s gold and all but that’s not even a great watch (design wise). I wouldn’t buy it for the average price (in metal, not gold because I can’t afford a gold watch), let alone for $390K. But taste is personal, so yeah,enjoy Angie. I hope SHE likes.

  22. Madpoe says:

    390k watch better come with an orgasm button w/multi settings, breakfast in bed, stun gun, freeze time button….I could go on…

  23. Angel says:

    Wow, alot of people sound very jealous about this story lol. Yes that is a lot of money but the thing is, it IS their money and they CAN spend it how they like. However I don’t buy that watch story anyway.

  24. Angel says:

    Wow a lot of jealousy on this thread lol. The thing is it IS their money and they CAN do what they like with it. In saying that, that is a ridiculously expensive watch. I don’t buy this story anyway. As for the bike I think its a cool gift, i’m sure Maddox loves it.

    Sorry for the double post I thought my comment did’nt go through.

  25. Ennie says:

    That brand has produced very expensive for a long time, even ranging on the 11 million dollars, google them a bit. This actually makes this particular watch kind of modest. I still do not believe every story of them either.

  26. Rhea says:

    Okay, calm down everyone. This is probably just a gossip anyway.

    “The big brother to Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 6, and 4-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox now has his very own Suzuki DRZ-125 motorbike — which can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour — a rep confirmed to E! News.”

    —> This statement can be twisted IMO. Is that means that Maddox own that bike now? OR that the rep actually confirmed the bike can reach a top speed of 50 miles per hour? And E! news not really saying that this confirmation was from Jolie-Pitt’s rep or Suzuki’s rep or God knows who else?

    So yeah, just take this as a gossip. ;)

  27. Sakyiwaa says:

    ASSUMING THIS TRUE, which i’m betting it is not… i will only think this is SHAMELESS when i am done thinking Petra Ecclestone’$ $ 18.75 million wedding in 2010 was an entitlement of a spolt rich girl. Yes. Am sure the Eccle$tone$ give to charity too :-)

  28. Sakyiwaa says:

    ASSUMING THIS TRUE, which i’m betting it is not… i will only think this is SHAMELESS when i am done thinking Petra Ecclestone’$ $ 18.75 million wedding in 2010 was an entitlement of a spoilt rich girl. Yes. Am sure the Eccle$tone$ give to charity too :-)

  29. Ida says:

    And this is exactly why there should be a maximum wage. *Sigh*

  30. Sakyiwaa says:

    Also didnt Beyonce just buy Jay Z a $40millon plane for fathers day and isnt she currently in the HAMPTONS enjoying her summer for a couple of thousands of greens :-) do they give to charity too bet they do. But wait… When you give to charity, you should not buy expensive stuff for yourself. Oh the incredulity. Isnt that a condition? The state of being miserly… Assumming all of this BS is true, of course. :-)

  31. Sakyiwaa says:

    Also didnt Beyonce just buy Jay Z a $40millon plane for fathers day and isnt she currently in the HAMPTONS enjoying her summer for a couple of thousands of greens :-) do they give to charity too bet they do. But wait… When you give to charity, you should not buy expensive stuff for yourself. Oh the incredulity. Isnt that a condition? The state of being miserly… Assuming all of this BS is true, of course. :-)

  32. Sakyiwaa says:

    If this BS is true, of course. :-) Empty barrels make the most noise…’

  33. Jackie O says:

    i really want these 2, plus his ex, to go away. they are all so completely overexposed and overhyped.

    its time for some fresh celebrity faces and gossip!

  34. buell says:

    Hope that watch is light ’cause that bony wrist is liable to snap like a dried up chicken bone.

  35. Lindy says:

    Kind of skimmed through the comments. But I feel compelled to ask why Brad looks like a greasy, orange, chubby-necked sleazebag. I mean, he’s never my cup of tea in the first place, but he looks ghastly here! It’s for a role, right? Right?!?!?

    • Rena says:

      Yes Brad is made up for his role in The Counselor with Fassy currently shooting in London. Brad only worked for 3-4 days in the film and thre were pics of him and Fassy being made up with heavy orange tans like they were in El Paso Texas on the US-Mexico border.

      I highly doubt Brad bought this watch, just another over the top lie in The Sun, a totally unreliable UK tab that also blared the $16 mil house in the UK that was never bought by Brad and Angelina(who all other more credible UK sources say are renting a home near the studio where Angelina is shooting Maleficent).

      As to the maybe bike and Maddox, he is 11 and many kids get these type bikes younger than that in the area where I live.

      Just more empty air gossip to me LOL

  36. Cj says:

    My coworker just bought a one bedroom apartment in Williamsburg for $320,000. Brad Pitt spent more on a WATCH

  37. sup says:

    that watch isn’t that great in design, but at least not as tacky as some rolexes

  38. Katherine says:

    Why does anyone believe this? Has Angelina ever indulged like this? I sure don’t remember her ever being into this kind of overindulgence.

    I am sure that Maddox’s parents are well aware of his capabilities and his use of the bike will be supervised. What a pack of nannies thinking they know better about this child than his own parents.

    Brad is in character for his role. I am sure Ridley Scott determines how his actors are to look for his movie – right down to the make-up, hair and clothes.

  39. G says:

    Actually watches in this category are known increase in value. They are very good investments.

  40. Blah says:

    I hope he bought some kind of leash for the watch or else it’s going to slip right off her claw.

  41. Lennox says:

    Wow she looks like Shiite, just bones and veins.
    That watch looks like any other, probably made by minimum wage immigrants.

  42. KS says:

    not much to do with the article, but the ‘whippersnappers’ comment made me LOL.

  43. Marie says:

    Yes it’s a lot of money but there are much more expensive watches. I agree it’s excessive and maybe I wouldn’t but they can be an investment and it’s all relative…when you earn millions of dollars a year the interest alone is hard to spend. Unlike many celebs they do have a foundation, whether they are sincere doesn’t negate those who receive and are helped by it. Their money, their life, their choice. There are much worse examples of excessive spending and greed in the world.