To promote Inglourious Basterds at the Cannes Film Festival, Brad Pitt sat down with Today’s Ann Curry. In the interview, Brad thanks his fans for their goodwill towards him, but tells his fans to “move on”. Some are describing this as rude, but I think it’s a totally valid criticism from Brad to the people that love him and the people who don’t. Of course, I read the tabloids. The caricature the tabloids and gossip sites have created of Brad is pretty harsh, and I don’t think Brad telling all of us to “move on” is going to help. People Magazine, who is usually stuck far up Brad and Angelina’s backsides, is describing the part of the interview where Brad discusses Angie as “skittish”. Hmm.
In other Brangelina news, last night the two attended an “intimate dinner” for sixty people to celebrate the premiere of Inglorious Basterds:
Brad Pitt took Angelina Jolie to celebrate with his friends at an intimate dinner – for 60.
On Tuesday, the power pair dined at the Michelangelo in Cap D’Antibes for the special meal on the eve of Pitt’s big movie premiere at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
The stars and the crew of Inglourious Basterds – including director Quentin Tarantino, Diane Kruger (with boyfriend Joshua Jackson), Emile Hirsch and Daniel Bruhl – dined on pasta with crayfish, ravioli with truffles, spaghetti with clams, and round pasta with garlic sausage, washed down with Dom Perignon. Also in the restaurant: Twilight’s Robert Pattinson.
The dinner date came soon after Jolie arrived from Holland, where she had observed a war crimes trial. On Wednesday, Pitt starred at a press conference at the Palais. Later in the day, he and Jolie are expected to walk to red carpet for the unveiling of his WWII, in which he plays an American soldier from rural Tennessee, as Pitt told Ann Curry in a Today show interview live from Cannes on Wednesday.
“The dinner was a private event for the entire cast of Quentin Tarantino’s film,” a member of the restaurant staff tells PEOPLE. “They all had a wonderful time. Angelina and Brad were lovely, the loveliest people I have ever met!”
The eatery is a familiar haunt for Pitt, who was seen there with pal George Clooney during promotion for their Ocean’s movies. Pitt and Jolie are staying nearby, in a house on the grounds of the exclusive Hotel du Cap.
In his Today interview, Pitt – dressed by designer Tom Ford and sporting an ascot – talked about his Inglourious Basterds movie character (surprisingly heartless), his being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for his work building houses in New Orleans (“It’s working down there,” he said), and his life right now (“Still about discovery and finding new interests”).
But he grew visibly skittish when asked about Jolie, though he did credit their children for his life being on track, because being at home with them, he said, is both satisfying and gratifying.
LaineyGossip has more details about how Brad and Angelina were behaving during the dinner, writing: “He was overhead telling someone today at the palais actually that he “promised his kids Saturday morning”… Inside the restaurant during dinner: barely any makeup but her skin was glowing. She’s thin, not her thinnest, but she’s thin. Am told Angie seemed tired, at one point leaning her head against his shoulder as he stroked her back. She had a glace of wine, he beer, and towards the end she looked up at him and he rubbed her cheek with his thumb, like ok baby let’s put you to bed now.”
So, is this all for show? Have Brad and Angelina already decided to split, and they’re just going to walk one last red carpet for old times sake? Or was the three-month tabloid freakout over Brangelina’s demise just something cooked up by editors in need of a good cover?
Brad and Angelina are shown last night outside the restaurant Michelangelo in Antibes, France. Credit: WENN.com
Written by Kaiser
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