Jolie-Pitts are moving from LA, selling Malibu property

It seems like a weird time to put a multi-million dollar property on the market, but that’s just what the Jolie-Pitts are doing. Brad Pitt admitted to Newsweek, and The Scoop’s Courtney Hazlett confirmed, that the spacious Malibu compound that Brad bought immediately after his separation from Jennifer Aniston in 2005 will be sold. Perhaps the market for those large properties isn’t as bad as the market for regular homes.

After Brad bought the home, he spent years renovating it to his liking, adding rooms and more family-friendly details. I’ve seen pictures of the Malibu compound at various times, and it seems like a weird place to call a family home. It’s precariously situated on the Malibu cliffs, not right on the beach. If I was a parent, I would have reoccurring nightmares about one of kids wandering off the cliff.

At Newsweek’s Oscar roundtable Brad Pitt mentioned that he and Angelina Jolie are putting their Malibu house up for sale. (Robert Downey Jr., citing his “pretty good year,” seemed interested in buying it.)

The bigger story: The Jolie-Pitts might not just be decamping from Hollywood, but they might go abroad to get away from the publicity machine.

“The publicity machine is out of control. It’s everything we didn’t sign up for,” Pitt told Newsweek. “There’s this whole other entity that you get sucked into. You have to go and sell your wares. It’s something I never made my peace with. Somehow you’re not supporting your film if you don’t get on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this.”

A source close to the family says that the French estate where they lived after the twins were born is a front-runner as a place to put down more permanent roots.

“They love France, and the laws targeted at paparazzi make it difficult to photograph the kids,” says the source.

In the meantime, the family will soon be heading to the North Shore of Long Island where they’ve rented a waterfront estate to live in while Jolie films “Edwin A. Salt.” With any luck, the two helipads on the property will make their comings and goings harder for the paparazzi to follow.

From MSNBC’s The Scoop

The French estate that they rent does seem very secure. Over the summer, there was that highly charged incident between paparazzi and security guards, right after Angelina gave birth. Other than that, nada. The Paparazzi get so bored covering the chateau, they resorted to taking pictures of the wild boar.

The Jolie-Pitts are, by all accounts, very close to the Long Island move. Allegedly, they are to rent the famous 11-bedroom Sassafras property. We’ll have to see if the paparazzi will be able to get to them there.

Photos are of Brad and Angelina at the SAGs last night along with 2005 aerial pictures of Pitt’s Malibu home. Credit: Fame

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  1. bwoz says:

    Okay, she looks like a skeleton in a dress and he looks like a skinnier version of Paul Blart, Mall Cop. Can we be DONE with these people already?!?

  2. DEe says:

    If it weren’t for that gorgeous face and those boobs…..oops. But then again, some seem to think such slim jim legs are cute. Not…….face saving. He looks good though…actually they both do though she is much tooo thin.

  3. Baholicious says:

    “It’s everything we didn’t sign up for,” Then maybe stratospheric ‘Movie Stars’ shouldn’t marry each other, eh Bradley?

    The little arrow on the Full-of- Shitometer just snapped off…

  4. geronimo says:

    “The publicity machine is out of control. It’s everything we didn’t sign up for.”

    LOL! This is rich! Bit late in the day to come to this conclusion, Einstein. No one forced you to spend the best part of the last 5 mths spilling your personal guts to the public. Take a bit of responsibility for your current predicament. You did, after all, feed the monster.

  5. daisy424 says:

    The view from that house must be spectacular!

  6. Mairead says:

    Pre-emptive strike. The plural of chateau is chateaux not “chateaus”.

    It may be an odd time to sell, I suppose it depends on what alterations he’s made and he’s looking for it.

    The person in the little lodge just over the beach is brave though – there looks to be soil erosion just under the corner closest to the cliff edge. Oops! I’m not sure what soil that is, but if it’s sandstone I’d be worried that the sea could eat it out before the building reaches it’s 30-year certified life-span.

  7. WTF?!? says:

    Actually, “chateaus” is an accepted spelling, Mairead.

    The market is currently even worse for this caliber of house than its more modest counterparts, maybe they’ll rent it instead, although Brad’s modifications don’t sound like anything most people with that kind of money would want.

    These two are SO boring and have the attention span of gnats. Now the kids don’t even have a home to call home anymore, they’re just incredibly wealthy nomads.

    Doesn’t France want them for keeps?

  8. ann carter says:

    Love the guy, I have family in his hometown BUT isn’t this the same BP that spent his early, hungry days wearing a chicken suit on Sunset and appeared in plenty of beefcake shots and on Growing Pains to get his career going??? Now, he’s a “serious actor” and ABOVE doing what’s been required of generations of actors forever. Lots of serious actors today “feed the machine” too without whining because it’s part of the “deal”. Remember where you’ve come from Brother, this is really unbecoming.

  9. BluePlanet says:

    “Somehow you’re not supporting your film if you don’t get on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this.”

    Are you sh!tting? me? Stop doing magazine interviews where AJ discusses your sex life, stop taking money for having your babies photgraphed and put on the cover of People, and don’t answer questions about your kids if asked. They have done all of these things, by their own choice. Plenty of successful actors do only select interviews and answer very little about their personal lives.

  10. attitude says:

    I can’t keep my eyes squinted for 2 minutes, how does Brad keep them that way all the time? And isn’t it time to shave off that disgusting mustache? That said, Angelina is looking better than she has for a long time. Maybe the hair style?

  11. attitude says:

    I really can’t stand Brangelina when they whine about the paps. They have made millions and millions out of selling pics, why complain now?

  12. my guess says:

    my guess is she likes to keep him moving around so there’s less chance of him cheating on her the way he did with Jen.
    the way she did with him (as per Mickey Brett’s tell-all book) and Billy Bob.
    hope they go away soon. i don’t like phoney liars.

  13. Leandra says:

    I thought Brad would soon sell his Malibu home. It’s not kid friendly at all with that sheer cliff right behind the house. Plus the paps can look right into the living room window. Brad is a contradiction. He complains about the publicity but also feeds it himself (photoshoot for W magazine)…but it seems they are finding ways to gain some privacy anyway…I mean when’s the last time we saw Shilo or the twins?

  14. hmm says:

    They may have signed up to be actors and enjoy all of the perks but the last time I checked that didn’t include paps entering your property illegally at night. We see pictures three times a week of Violet Affleck and Suri Cruise but hardly ever see photos of the Jolie-Pitts. Somehow it’s only exploitation when we dislike the parents. I know it’s popular to hate on Brangelina but at least be fair and honest. People may be focused on them but you rarely see them unless they are promoting a project (tabloid covers don’t count).

  15. Chiara says:

    I believe they have the Los Feliz compound in LA. I doubt they are going anywhere for long. It’s a simple pattern of behavior with both of them, use the press to promote themselves and complain about the attention.

  16. so what says:

    I was really hoping they would stay in France..the only thing they seem to like about the USA is our money, and the publicity..the papz are after them more here than any other country. As soon as award season is over, they will either adopt or have another bio baby, and you will see a lot more of the kids.

  17. KB says:

    The publicity machine is what keeps their careers going. If you want to strictly act and walk away at the end of the day, then, Broadway is the place for you.

    They appear to be completely “over it”. I just want them to know that there are many other actors who would be excited to have their opportunities. So, maybe for them and for us, they could step aside.

  18. NotBlonde says:

    Well you don’t hear Katie Holmes whining to the press about the paparazzi taking pictures of Suri constantly. I haven’t heard the Afflecks whine about their kid either.

    Brad needs to stop being disingenuous. Now it’s getting annoying. You don’t have to talk about your personal life at all. Just a “no comment” will suffice. Or do what you apparently already do which is give interviewers a list of things they aren’t allowed to ask you about. But wait…the only way you stay in the spotlight is if you talk about your personal lives. What is an actor who needs attention to do?

  19. stellapurdy says:

    What is up with the mustache and the squint? Is he trying to reincarnate himself as Clark Gable? FAIL

  20. Codzilla says:

    Did Angelina enlist one of the women from that fundamentalist sect down in Texas to design her dress?

  21. susan says:

    I can’t stand either one of them.I’m so glad that they got passed over at the sag awards hope they don’t win at the oscars either. They are both so overrated.

  22. Diva says:

    You know, susan, they didn’t get passed over at any of the awards this year. Passed over would have meant not being nominated. Passed over means not acknowledged. And as much as I know it kills you, neither Brad nor Angelina have been passed over this year.

  23. Keekee says:

    Diva, see if you can get your nose a little farther up Brangelina’s sleazoid asses. They’re not good actors, they’re getting any nominations on the publicity machine alone. What’s next, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan being nominated next year? LMAO In case you’ve been on another planet for the last 4 years Angelina is despised by a lot of people because she has a habit of dating guys who are in relationships. Dopey guys like squinty ridiculously moustached Brad and fugolicious Billy Bob. Oh yeah, the woman screams class! You can have her, honey.

  24. Diva says:

    So, the Screen Actors Guild, the other ACTORS, they dole out nominations based on publicity machines, huh? THAT must be why Taraji, Viola, and the Slumdog Millionaire’s cast got nods, because they’re so much a part of the “publicity” machine… not to mention Meryl and Kate. Their “publicity machines” must be in overdrive because THEY actually won.

    Ohhhh, wait, that statement ONLY applies to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, doesn’t it? My bad!

    Btw, bitter much, Keekee? Every comment you’ve left tonight is bitter and ugly. There’s bitchy, and then there’s the shit you’re pulling out of your ass.

  25. daisy424 says:

    Diva, great slap down. Some people are just bitter and unhappy, they can’t stand to see others enjoy life.

  26. Lizzy says:

    Yeah right Daisy and Diva, you do the same bitchy commenting in the JA posts… you’re just as sad and pathetic.

  27. Diva says:

    Uh, Lizz, show me where I’ve said a single bitchy word about Aniston.

  28. daisy424 says:

    Wait Diva, Lizzie is right, I didn’t like JA wearing a White Sox cap a couple months ago. Man am I harsh.
    I don’t remember you dissing JA though.

    It’s funny how these anonymous posters lie to justify their psychotic hatred for someone they don’t know.

    C’mon Lizzie, keep dishing it to me, you’re way out of your league child.

  29. morgs says:

    He signed up for this 5 years ago when he started banging La Jolie. STFU Bradley! All of your W magazine covers and issues, publicly fawning all over your woman. Maybe the two of you should start taking some responsibility for your actions. You absolutely signed (probably with an X) on the dotted line. Move to Uzbekistan and get your ass out of the machine. I’m sure there are tons of kids who need “saints” as parents.

  30. morgs says:

    I wonder what its like banging a skeleton?

  31. Keekee says:

    Great slap down, Daisy? Oh puhleez. You AJ asskissers are all alike. So I suppose YOU would just jump on the chance for her to start boinking your dude behind your back?? The woman is a tramp with huge Joker like lips. GAG. And of course I’m bitchy, this is THE site to bitch about celebrities you can’t stand! Wake up and smell the lattes (hopefully you can still smell something once you’ve removed your noses from drugolina’s skanky ass. Good luck with that)!

  32. Diva says:

    You realllllly need to realize that Angelina Jolie didn’t do anything to YOU, there, Keekee. Maybe seek some professional help if you can’t work out your obsession on your own. You’d be a much happier person! I just feel more and more sorry for you the more of your comments I read. You have issues.

  33. Keekee says:

    Yeah Diva, we all know you’re obsessed with my comments everywhere I make them on this site. The person who has issues (look in the mirror) is the person who feels “sorry” for me venting about ridiculous celebrities on a get this – celebrity vent site! Take your holier than thou Diva attitude (if the screen name fits!) to the nearest pharmacy and load up on the Valium. If that doesn’t calm your board police butt down I don’t know what will! Good luck!

  34. Diva says:

    It must be sad in your world, Keeks.


  35. daisy424 says:

    @Diva, I agree, sad indeed.

    Keekee you forgot to change your name when you replied, I was referring to Lizzie. Sign up for Gravatar so I know who I am talking to.

    I can see you spitting fire out of your nose while typing.
    You need the Valium dear, swig it down with a big steaming cup of STFU.

  36. cox says:

    shut up, jealous bitches. leave brad, angie alone. bitches

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  38. LARRY says:

    MostBbrad and Angie’s haters all are mental problem like their favorist star Chinnifer Manlesston

  39. omi says: