Brad Pitt’s Make It Right homes are so poorly made, they’re being torn down

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I was going to write a story about how strange it is that Brad Pitt’s media-relations is so obvious these days, but I’ve decided that the bulk of this story should be about something else. Still, it’s worth noting, especially since I’m going to come back to this point later: Brad’s PR is bang-you-over-the-head obvious these days. The Neri Oxman story was everywhere for weeks, and it’s clear now that Brad and his team were trying really hard to make it sound like Sexy Successful Golden Boy Brad had moved on with an accomplished woman who truly understood how deep he really is. Except that blew up in his face because Neri is still dating some billionaire hedge-funder and Brad sort of sounded like Neri’s unrequited lover-turned-stalker.

The past few weeks, his obvious-AF media has been all about how Brad is father of the year and he’s so grateful and happy now that mean old Angelina is being forced by the court to allow him to see the kids (while he’s still being heavily monitored). It’s like he can’t help himself: there have been leaks to Entertainment Tonight, Us Weekly, the Daily Mail and of course People Magazine. On Friday, there was even a story about how Poor Brad “wanted kids for years before he met Angie. He was dreaming about being a dad. And he has always been a great dad. Very involved and present. He talks about the kids nonstop now. He brought gifts back to England.” So with these daily press onslaught about Brad is Still Sexy and he’s The Best Daddy Ever, isn’t it weird that this story has fallen through the cracks?

The moldering shell of a Brad Pitt Make It Right house at 5012 N. Derbigny St. in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward was demolished Saturday morning (June 30). As the jaws of an excavator bit into the foam and wooden walls of the blighted structure, a regrettable chapter in a remarkable project came to close. Ten years ago, the Hollywood superstar began building architecturally splendid yet affordable homes to replace those ruined by flooding that resulted from failures during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Pitt’s program, called Make It Right, erected 111 houses, becoming a recovery-era tourist destination in the process. But the all-new neighborhood was beset by problems, particularly the failure of a large batch of experimental lumber that began deteriorating much, much sooner than expected.

Just seven years ago, 5012 North Derbigny was the site of a handsome new house clad in eye-catching wooden trellises to provide shade. But by 2015, Make It Right had already employed an architect to plan a renovation and redesign of the building because of rain leakage. For reasons unknown, the house did not receive the new roof and replacement trellises of the redesign. By 2018 the long-unoccupied building was a tattered loaf of rotting wood, fraying tarpaulin and ominous open doorways.

Fed up by the eyesore and potential health hazard, Make It Right resident Constance Fowler blew the whistle, making City Hall aware of several building code violations. A neighborhood resident who asked not to be named said Saturday he was relieved that the building is finally gone. He said he thought that the structure had been looted for scrap, and he feared it was a haven for people seeking a hideaway to use drugs.

Make It Right management has not responsed to repeated requests for comment. Residents report that they are unable regularly to reach the non-profit company. In an interview before the North Derbigny house was destroyed, neighborhood resident Doris Wyman expressed her frustration with questions.

“Where is Mr. Pitt?” she asked. “I wonder, if he saw that house, what would be the first words out of his mouth?”

[From NOLA]

To be clear, this is not Brad’s problem alone. He had a whole team of people working on Make It Right. But it was his baby and his name was on the charity, and the whole point of this was to showcase affordable green architecture, one of his pet issues and something that drew him to Neri Oxman (remember?). The fact that the “whistleblower” came from Make It Right and that the city had to pay for this house to be demolished? YIKES. Where is Brad? Oh, right. He’s in London, leaking information about how he’s the best daddy ever, in between making a movie in LA which will glorify the murders committed by the Manson family. It feels like the “Golden Boy” only showed up for some photo-ops for a few years and then he got bored and forgot about MIR.

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  1. beatrixkiddo says:

    I actually want to see the Tarantino movie. Apparently I am the only one.

    • Tinyfencer says:

      I do, too. Can’t wait.

    • Honest B says:

      I want to see it too, but to make it clear, not for Brad. Sadly he can’t act his way out of a paper bag.

      • Natalia says:

        Chiming in to stay the opposite on both counts. I have seen ONE Tarantino film and regret it (Pulp Fiction). Never planned to see another one, even before the info about Weinstein came out.

        And your second statement is just not true. You may not like his acting style but he’s been very good in a lot of movies, hello? Burn after Reading and Moneyball? (and more)? I doubt he had someone feeding him lines in a headset for all that dialogue in Moneyball, like Depp does.

        That said, I don’t approve of the current PR blitz and don’t approve of someone with 6 children not being sober. Like most users, he got sober because he had too, but at least he did.

      • Veronica says:

        I thought he was a pretty good actor in his earlier years, but he’s been phoning it in for the last decade or so. Fame makes you lazy, I guess.

      • Cleo2 says:

        I agree with @Natalia

        Brad’s a very good actor contrary to what a alot of people bizarrely say on occasion- it’s one of the reasons why he was able to fool Angelina that his over-imbibing w/alcohol/drugs wasn’t a problem, that, and because love is blind.

        Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are works of art. It saddens me that for whatever reason be can’t get back to that. Inglorious Basterds brought the auteur back somewhat, but it wasn’t on the level of a PF, or JB. I think they’re his standouts for two main reasons: 1) PF was the culmination of a lifetime of waiting to break, he tooled and re-tooled, wrote and re-wrote, had years to think about what it was going to be. While Jackie Brown can thank, Elmore Leonard, Pam Grier, Sam Jackson, Chris Tucker, Deniro and Bridget Fonda.

        His other films? Awful.

        I agree that Manson movie looks to be right up his alley in terms of the period, the camp, and the violence- but the fact that he’s seemingly turned it bro-ski when it was mostly females murdered and murdering, is odd AF.

        Let me also say this about Pitt. To me his latest collab with Tarantino is a big FU to Angelina. I remember back when Brad caved and finally did a film with QT and Weinstein who it turns out had accosted/harassed Pitt’s then fiance Paltrow and tried the same with Angelina, the love of his life and the mother of his kids. Brad definitely knew about the former and there’s high probability he knew about the latter. Yet he still did IB with Tarantino and his bestie Harvey.

        The FU comes in when Brad does IB and Tarantino goes to the press and discusses what a drunk and high stoner Brad was, and that they stayed up/out late and demolished trees of weed.

        At the time, I found it odd that QT never mentioned Angelina, or acknowledged Brad’s family, yet weirdly decided to put anecdotes about stoned and drunk Brad in the press.

        Now we know the background…seems to me Harvey and Harvey’s best friend were still effing with Brad, years after Harvey had tried to destroy Brad’s career after the Paltrow split…they were not respecting boundaries or his family by putting that out there. Very Harvey-esque on QTs part.

        I’m sure Angelina didn’t appreciate hearing that sh+ in the press, probably caused a brouhaha at home between the couple, which I’m sure QT and Harvey (given his background with harassing Angelina and her swearing never to work with him, ever) delighted over.

        What does Brad do in the midst of Angelina filming her first role in a few years? Decides to work with his old stoner partner in crime, QT, who has just been exposed as having almost killed Uma Thurman in a car crash onset insisting that she do a stunt herself instead of trained professionals. She’s injured for life with back problems. Uma says QT and Harvey are both her #metoos in different ways.

        So it’s during the optics of all that QT bad press, and bad history — that Brad decides to say FU Angie and work with him again.

        Brad’s FOS and way obvious.

      • Grant says:

        My favorite QT film is Kill Bill (1 & 2, I just count them as one film).

      • sunnydaze says:

        Oh gosh, Pitt in “Snatch” is amazing. Really, really amazing. My go-to “I’m bored” movie I shamelessly watch over and over…and over…

      • KBB says:

        @Cleo Uma herself said two months ago that she would work with Quentin again if he wrote a great part for her. Brad is supposed to hold something against Quentin that even Uma doesn’t? That seems unfair.

    • KORTY says:

      Me too and many others. Look at the sites for moviegoer. We are not alone … LOL
      The cast is amazing and Quentin an extraordinary director. I’m really looking forward to the movie and I’m also looking forward to Ad Astra. ;o)

      • Beeswax says:

        Are we watching the same brad Pitt? His acting is warbly and painful. The projects he chooses- ie Tibet, 12 YAS, drew me to his work, but can collectively and finally we admit that acting is not his allure?

      • Mia4s says:

        “The cast is amazing”

        Ah. So you’re looking forward to seeing Emile Hirsch who randomly attacked and tried to choke a woman to death leaving her with injuries and PTSD? And domestic abuser Burt Reynolds?

        Could we at least put some effort into this movement and at least pay lip service and say you find some of the cast amazing and are choosing to overlook the actions of these two (and the actions of the director for that matter)? That’s your call but let’s not whitewash this. Well that cast is already all white but…you know what I mean.

      • KBB says:

        @Beeswax I think Brad was great in Babel, Benjamin Button, The Big Short, Moneyball…most of his acting work in the last 15 years has been very solid with good performances sprinkled in earlier than that like Fight Club and Seven. He excels with strong directors. And he picks great projects to produce as well.

      • spargel says:

        I want to see the movie for QT. But I have to agree with Beeswax and others that Pitt isn’t an actor. His performances are painfully self-conscious and strained, so I will watch the new QT *despite* PItt (who somehow worked in IB because the one of the points of the movie was to mock Hollywood blockbuster culture and actors).

    • Maya says:

      If you are cancelling others for working with Weinstein then you best cancel Tarrantino as he was Weinstein’s protegy and knew all about Weinstein’s abuse.

      Tarrantino also put lots of actresses lives in danger with stunts without proper safety precautions.

      • Eliza says:

        I think also because the Manson family had so many women and the movie is a brofest with 3 blonde woman who at least 1 (if not all) are earmarked for gruesome bloody deaths.

      • Endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

        Very true.

        QTs style of female “heroine” has always left me uncomfortable because it’s such a fetishised, hyperbole of a female figure. Like we are walking manga characters.

        Now he’s exploiting what was a horrific crime for some drama and made it a male dominated film.

        Now I can pay 25 bucks to watch a woman lose her life through a demented male’s gaze! Sign me up (not)!!!

    • KBB says:

      I do too. I like Margot and Brad, and Leo’s films usually entertain me.

    • Hmmm says:

      Brad pr team here trying to change the topic.the topic is he screwed over New Orleans victims of a hurricane.not his lame movie.

    • spargel says:

      Same. I suspect it won’t glorify anything of Manson, in the end. Nor will it show the murder. Well, we’ll see.

      • polonoscopy says:

        Sorry, are we just forgetting how utterly complicit Quentin Tarantino was in the sexual violence of Harvey Wienstein?

        Debate whether he’s a good film maker or not until you’re blue in the face. He’s dead to me. All men who let women be sexually assaulted and harassed or in car accidents for the sake of “their work” are dead to me.

  2. Jan90067 (aka imqrious2) says:

    Of course he isn’t around. Potheads have the attention span of a flea.

    I wonder when he was so enamored of being a “hands on” dad: when he was perpetually stoned/drunk, or flying off w/out his family to “work”.

    You can’t put a shine on a turd. His behavior and PR stink.

    (And no, I am NOT an Angie fan either lol).

    • ELX says:

      I think he is like a lot of people, unfortunately. The idea of a family was much more delightful that the reality of a wife and six kids with their own expectations and needs.

      • Coco says:

        YES! I think he bit off more than he could chew. He wanted to be all of these things: father, husband, humanitarian, etc. I don’t think he realized these are lifetime commitments, not temporary like film roles.

      • Hmmm says:

        He expected nannies to do the job for him. Say what you want about AJ but she seems present for her kids even if she does have nannies. Brad seems to have abandoned his kids completely in hopes that a nanny would do his job

    • Grant says:

      Potheads have the attention span of a flea? What are you basing that off of? I’ve actually found that potheads don’t have a problem with focusing, it’s just focusing on multiple tasks at once that can pose a problem. But on the contrary, I’ve also read some studies about how regular, long-term marijuana smokers (or ingesters) can actually be pretty high-functioning.

    • --- says:

      Don’t blame some @ssholes bad behavior on cannabis. It does not cause you to have no attention span. Nor does it cause you to be a jerk….bad actor….bad parent…or a bad person. But yes all kinds of people use it…..good ones….bad ones.

      • Tiffany :) says:


        A call for civility! You can attack Pitt without dragging all canbabis users, for goodness sakes!

    • Hmmm says:

      Im guessing he did more than pot. I’d say he’s more of a cocaine user than pot but that’s just a guess 😒

      • KBB says:

        I have never seen him and thought “that guy is high on coke.” Pot? Absolutely. But not cocaine.

      • --- says:

        He seems the type to like c0caine ….
        I should add I knew a lot of arrogant egotistical midwestern fratboy types….that seemed to be their thing.

      • Hmmm says:

        Kbb, are you serious? You probably aren’t aware of the effects of cocaine abuse. He had coke bloat and most Hollywood people use that drug anyway. Not excluding AJ from that in case i look like a fan. Some people can use and have a good family life others let it take over. To me Brad seems like one of the others.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        his bloat was much more likely alcohol bloat than coke bloat.

        he never struck me as a coke user…just booze and pot.

      • spargel says:

        Well, several of his performances look like he’s rattled by coke…

  3. lower-case deb says:

    i don’t think he’s not interested in architecture… he is still involved with Polaro designs, for instance, churning weird avant garde furniture. i also think it’s his furniture thing with Polaro that introduced him to Neri, not MIR.

    anyway, he feels like someone who’s in it for the fun stuff, but when the going gets tough, he bails….

    or… he’s just like one of those people who are great at ideas but bad at implementation. i’m seeing that the problem with MIR is that he has picked the wrong person to work with (not someone who can balance him negatives). his Plan B works because Dede Gardner, for instance, is a champ.

    this is by no means a critique of Pitt alone, a lot of companies big and small fail because the great visionary turns out to be a crap implementor with no backup.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes and unless I’m missing something it seems as though only one out of 100+ houses was torn down. One that had been unoccupied for years, which only made the initial problems get worse since they weren’t addressed. The headline made it sound like all the houses were being razed and that doesn’t seem to be the case.

      • Hmmm says:

        Esmom look up how many homes were built. He didn’t build the 150 more like 50 and that’s being generous

      • KBB says:

        Is it common for people to stay in touch with the homebuilder for 10+ years? These are basically tract homes, right? Do tract housing builders stay in touch with residents?

        I guess I just don’t understand why Brad Pitt would be expected to address neighborhood concerns a decade after his involvement. Or is he still involved with these homes? Does the charity own them?

    • Hmmm says:

      Weird or straight up ugly? His designs aren’t fresh or new just ugly and done before and good thing he partnered with a Professional so he can once again take someone’s credit and if it fails he can blame them.

    • --- says:

      He’s a poser. He can pay to play so these people in these various industries humour him and take his money.

      He is no artist. No designer. No architect. No contractor or builder. No philanthropist. And on and on.
      He can barely act.

  4. Rescue Cat says:

    Actually I won’t say that.

  5. Peggy says:

    The problems with Make it Right were apparent from the beginning. There were exposes written years ago about what a gigantic stupid mess the whole program was.

    I brought it up here years and years ago and all the big Brangelina fans leapt in to call me a hater.

    • K.T says:

      I’m curious to know more about Make It Right?! I don’t know that much about it apart from the recent articles.
      I do like a lot of the architects involved. And I know personally it IS really hard to push through a good, sustainable program of interesting architecture in a crisis period.
      Seems there are over 110 houses made by the foundation and if there are structural issues then Brad Pitt should just fix them as much as possible ASAP for his PR – even if the issues might not be his fault alone. His PR bill might be as high as fixing some properties, lol.

      I feel like we can criticise him about his confusing personal life and his constant media campaign but the architecture stuff seems more complicated? Eh, still, messy dude.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      There were other, better designs that were overlooked!

    • KORTY says:

      Make it right is a non-profit organization, which 2007 for their New Orleans project led by GRAFT architects, convened 21 world-renowned architects to design climate-adapted, eco-friendly homes, informed by William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle design principles. Make It Right kicked off initial fundraising efforts with the Pink Project in December 2007 and broke ground on the first homes with President Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative in March 2008. Brad Pitt was just the poster boy to publicize the project in New Orleans and raise money for charity events – as many actors do.
      MIR has many partners and various projects in NY, Kansas City, Newark and New Orleans.
      With us there is a saying “Too many cooks spoil the porridge”. 😉

    • DahliaDee says:

      Pretty sure they were being investigated for fraud a few years ago.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same here, Peggy. I had issues with it from day 1, and was accused of being a “hater” for criticizing it. They raised millions, but people were still paying big $ for the houses, the cost per house was really high, especially at the beginning, and it seemed like a self indulgent exercise for the architects and the wanna-be architect Pitt. But hey, he got to look pensive on the cover of Architectural Digest, so…

      It’s really a shame, because they had so much money raised, and so much publicity, they could have done something really great, especially since they were promoting sustainability (the irony of them now having to tear down a 7 year old house). Or they could have put the money and star power towards some of the other organizations building there, who knew what they were doing, built very cost effectively, and got hundreds more people back in homes than MIR ever did.

    • Rosalee says:

      Yes! The stories were out there about the mold and shoddy building materials. But, Brad was half of the untouchables at the time and it was sour grapes to criticize the generous act of the beloved golden couple. Geez..I have a stack of Vanity Fair magazines and it seems right up to the plane incident they were perfect lovers, perfect parents, perfect directors, perfect, perfect, perfect. Pitt is addressing his addictions so stop with the he’s a drunk narrative. I am not a fan, but I work with people who struggle with addictions and they need support and encouragement.

      • Hmmm says:

        Only when they really want the encouragement. He was forced to get clean so doubt it will stick.

      • Booie says:

        He’s not addressing his addiction. He has repeatedly said over the years he had stopped drinking for his kids because enough was enough and blah but then was always once again seen drinking. And he has never actually done anything (rehab or the such) to get help. He just says that he’s done and everyone takes his word for it until the next time he’s seen drinking. Now he’s working with the man who he repeatedly confessed to partying with while his wife was pregnant and on bed rest. Is that the kid of support he should have when he’s supposedly for the millionth time claiming to address his addictions? He had Angelina’s support for years but eventually it comes down to him and clearly he didn’t want to do it with her by his side now if he wants to he’ll have to do it alone. But I’m guessing he probably doesn’t want to. He enjoys partying too much.

    • Jag says:

      Yes, the MIR houses were awful from the beginning. I remember reading that they were overpriced for what they were, and that their designs were horrible and not fitting for the area.

    • KBB says:

      I don’t understand why they were using experimental lumber. Particularly in the humid and rainy environment of New Orleans. THAT is where you’re going to try out some new lumber? And there is surprise that it deteriorated?

  6. Andrea1 says:

    The last article on people was obviously stupid and unnecessary . Brad you’re so f*cking obvious your PR stinks to the high heavens good Lord get a grip on your pathetic ass! You’re fast becoming a joke

  7. Kate says:

    His pr-stunts are so pathetically obvious they make Clooney’s Amal is a unicorn campaign look restrained and subtle.

  8. Erinn says:

    The elementary school that was built near my house had to be repaired within about 4 years of it being built because of mold.

    Six year old me was on the news because the school I went to had all kinds of air quality and mold issues.

    The newest high school that was built in town was so beyond screwed up. Air quality issues right off the bat. The main staircase narrowed the further up it you went. It wasn’t up to code for a stair case at all … they tried to claim it was more or less a decorative one to get past the code issues which makes absolutely no sense but apparently it worked out.

    Unfortunately its not at all an uncommon thing. Anyone buying or building a house make SURE to get good inspections and contractors who are accountable. There are SO many people out there that have no business working in construction, you really really have to be on top of things or it can get so messy so fast. And just because things seem great at first doesn’t mean they actually are.

    • Bumble says:

      Very well said Erinn. We find out about so much later….asbestos, lead, plastics, mold etc. And when we find out building aren’t up to code it’s shocking, but sadly I think it happens often.
      Just curious – was your school in NOLA?

    • lucy2 says:

      I’m amazed anyone drew that stair, and the building department approved it!
      I’m not sure if it’s the same everywhere in the US, but here buildings like schools have to go to public bid, and have to take the lowest bid – as a result there are lousy construction companies out there who get the job and then cut corners to save money.
      One of the local high schools here is having some sort of roof problems, and is going to cost tens of millions to fix, and the school has to be closed for a year to fix it. More $$$$.

      I definitely agree about making sure you get a reputable contractor, even on small projects. Take the extra steps to really research them.

    • Livvers says:

      Erinn you’re a Bluenoser, right? I’m trying to think of the schools you are talking about. My Junior High (same province) was designed by prison architects. I used to think that was a joke but turns out it’s the honest truth… Home sweet home.

  9. ida says:

    a shame. I liked the project and gave money to it in the first two years.

  10. Elena says:

    this is why I side eye celeb activists sometimes. they have the capital but not always the interest or dedication. it’s easy to abandon something when you have disposable income.

  11. SamC says:

    Unfortunately the challenge of rushing innovative design and new products also means there often isn’t time for thorough product testing. An example is commonly used materials for decking; when the engineered wood first came out it was the greatest thing ever, until a few years in the color faded and people realized it couldn’t be painted or stained like traditional materials. His project wasn’t the first of the Katrina rebuilds to have major issues but the most high profile.

    I don’t get the Pitt bashing though. Angelina has been out doing pap walks with the kids and has certainly leaked her side; why is his doing PR so awful and worse?

    • Kate says:

      Jolie has never been investigated by child protection services and never had to deny hitting her own child “in the face” (the rest is okay, right???). That alone makes Brad Pitt’s pr awful and worse in my book.

      • Hmmm says:

        Daryl, my last post didn’t go through. Shows you didn’t even read that interview because Jolie wasn’t even present for that casting call. You damn liar.

        AJ Brad and their entire family was investigated because of Brad’s behavior and only one can’t be alone with kids. That’s Brad in case you want to play dummy. FOR TWO YEARS. THATS NOT NORMAL.

        I feel it’s karma to AJ haters/Brad lovers cause Brad turned out to be everything you wanted aj to be. A creepy weirdo who can’t even be alone with his own kids.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree with your first statement, which is why these people, who had their homes and neighborhoods destroyed and were in desperate need of housing, should never have been guinea pigs for this project.

  12. Tania says:

    “You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain”. That describes Pitt.

    This all could have turned out differently if he realized he was wrong and admitted to it, apologized and turned his life around. He did none of those. Instead he doubled down and understood there was still a lot of resentment around Jolie for “ruining” his first marriage (like he didn’t play a huge part in that) and ran with her being a different kind of homewrecker (you know, one that protects her children).

    He’s just a sad old man now.

    • Wyatt says:

      I agree with you Tania-Brad knows he can get away with anything, just mention Angelina and all hell breaks loose. Everybody know he did something but the hatred is so strong against Angelina (you know she stole Jennifer Aniston’s husband and had babies with Pitt)😤

  13. 76May says:

    What a shame for whoever had to move out of the house. I hope the rest fare better.

  14. Lady D says:

    Just this once, I feel bad for him because I think his heart was in the right place when MIR started. Just a feeling, but I think he really wanted to help, like so many others did after Katrina. That kind of horror-show makes good people almost desperate to do something, do anything to help. Unfortunately, as they say no good deed goes unpunished.

    • Peggy says:

      Eh, I think he wanted to help, but only in very specific way that aligned with his personal interest in architecture.

  15. Cait says:

    I tweeted this story to Celebitchy this weekend, because Brad Pitt coasted on a lot of goodwill here in New Orleans, as did many others. But MIR, Musicians Village, the Jazz Market, etc., all turned into giant civic messes for the residents. Worse even is the fact that people who were meant to be aided by SBP, Make it Right, etc., are now being priced OUT of these homes because of tax assessment issues created by the current short term rental battle in the city.

    Make It Right walked away. Brad Pitt lost interest, evidently, too.

    • Carmen says:

      Apparently he loses interest very easily. He seems to have a very short attention span. He’s a dilettante, whether it comes to raising children or building homes. When he tires of it he walks away from it.

    • tealily says:

      Yep. And f— Irvin Mayfield while we’re at it.

      • Endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

        What’s this?

      • tealily says:

        He and his partner funneled a bunch of money away from the New Orleans Public Library Foundation toward themselves, spending the money on a 24 karat gold plated trumpet among other things. He’s been indicted for fraud. Google him and the New Orleans Jazz Market for more info.

  16. jess says:

    Ugh… he’s so hot

  17. Sway says:

    “And he has always been a great dad. Very involved and present. ”

    Such bull$&*#. Brad HIMSELF admitted he hasn’t always been an involved and present Dad, in his GQ interview. Here are several quotes:

    “I’m really good at cutting myself off, and it’s been a problem. I need to be more accessible, especially to the ones I love.”

    “Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything. They need to have their hand held and things explained. They need to be listened to. When I get in that busy work mode, I’m not hearing. I want to be better at that.”

    “I grew up with a Father-knows-best/war mentality—the father is all-powerful, super strong—instead of really knowing the man and his own self-doubt and struggles. And it’s hit me smack in the face with our divorce: I gotta be more. I gotta be more for them. I have to show them. And I haven’t been great at it.”

    So, yeah. Bull$&*#.

  18. ladida says:

    It’s strange, I know money doesn’t buy happiness, but these people sure don’t have their sh*t together. You’d think with all their properties and personal wealth, they’d find some stability.

  19. Electric Tuba says:

    I stopped watching his poor mans Redford shtick after Katrina BECAUSE of his Make It Worse foundation. Stupid d💩ck head!

  20. Hmm says:

    a lawsuit showed that most of his team left the foundation. It’s why Nola residence can’t contact anyone. I’ll find the link

  21. Hmmm says:

    Not sure if my last comment went through? Shows his foundation failed years ago and everyone left the sinking ship. Most def Brad’s fault. He got the praise he can get the hate now.

  22. Livvers says:

    I want to know if the house was one of wasteful smug-faced Mike Holmes’ builds.

  23. Coco for puffs says:

    Brad is responsible for MIR. He is the face and founder. Let me guess if it was Angie it would be on CNN. I have always found this whole project a mess. Yes he may have wanted to help but he made it all about him and how smart he was. The same reason he was sued by some female architect about Mirival. He stole her designs. He wants to be some big named architect without proper school and training. He used his money and power to achieve things. He is the epitome of pretentious.
    As for his acting, with the exception of Fight Club and Kaliornia he is dull and flat. Same facial expressions and his love scenes are boring as hell.

  24. argirl says:

    Dude really needs to step in and fix that. Shameful behavior.

  25. raincoaster says:

    Make It Right was a joint venture or something with Mike Holmes, the Canadian who has a show called Make It Right, where he fixes up people’s houses. His whole team went down there and built the houses, it was all on his show.

    I’ve heard the issue was that the architect designed for a climate OTHER than the one in Louisiana, and that the houses would have been okay anywhere else, but yes, it’s been a problem for years. Several places have reported on leaks, mold, etc in the houses. It’s unlike Holmes to do something that isn’t to code; his whole brand is doing things right, making it up to code and then some.

    Hopefully everyone who was supposed to get a house will get one that’s mold-free and up to code.