Yo Gabba Gabba star invites Jolie-Pitt family to hang out on set

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There’s lots of smaller pieces of Brad Pitt news today, so I’m putting it all together. First up, Brad is in Tokyo today. I don’t know why. He was photographed at the Tokyo airport, sporting little beads in his dreadlocked goatee. We don’t have access to the pictures, but you can see them here. As I was contemplating Brad’s goatish scruff, CB sent me a link to a story that may explain why Brad’s grooming has gone even more downhill as of late. It seems that he might be growing his junk out for the role in The Lost City of Z, in which Brad will be playing Percy Fawcett, a man who explored Brazil in the 1920s, and who got lost or something:

I’m not sure if you saw Brad Pitt a fortnight ago talking with Bill Clinton in New Orleans about his charity, he was looking pretty grizzly. Coincidently I’d been reading at the same time The Lost City of Z, a film Brad Pitt is starring as Percy Fawcett an explorer who treks through the uncharted regions of the Amazon, I couldn’t help but think perhaps some work has begun or is beginning extremely soon on the project. Pitt is rocking a pretty good Fawcett beard.

The film, based on David Grann’s novel, has been scripted and will also be directed by James Gray (We Own the Night, Two Lovers) but really no news has been given as to when the project is shooting. It was meant to start around Summer (June, July, August) this year but it seems no word has arisen that shooting has started. So check out the photo below of Pitt and Fawcett, let me know if you agree. Maybe they’ve just done some costume tests either way I doubt Pitt is looking that way because of the pressure Angelina puts on him (that was what the latest tabloids Down Under are claiming).

[From Cinefools]

Eh. If this is true, the film is probably getting pushed up because Brad’s last film, Moneyball, was only in production for about a week before that artsy-fartsy junk had its financing pulled. Brad has a gap in his schedule, thus every one of his future film projects is getting pushed up. Personally, I doubt this story. I don’t think The Lost City of Z is going to go into production any time soon. My guess is that Brad’s just growing out his goatee for fun.

In one more Brad Pitt-related piece of news, Us Weekly got a statement from Yo Gabba Gabba’s DJ Lance Rock. Brad dressed up as DJ Lance for Halloween (see Radar’s photos here), complete with hazard-orange jumpsuit and turban. Although Brad added a cocktail to the mix, just for fun! Anyway, DJ Lance was thrilled, and he’s invited the Jolie-Pitts to Yo Gabba Gabba.

The verdict is in on Brad Pitt’s 2009 Halloween getup: awesome!

Along with partner Angelina Jolie and four of their six kids, Pitt went trick or treating Oct. 31 in a residential area near the Hollywood Hills. Wearing a high-visibility orange jumpsuit and beads in his beard, Pitt was impersonating DJ Lance Rock, host of Nick Jr.’s hit show Yo Gabba Gabba!

And the real DJ Lance Rock couldn’t be more flattered.

“Brad Pitt looked AWESOME in my costume!” DJ Lance Rock tells Usmagazine.com exclusively. The performer even has a special invitation for the high-profile Jolie-Pitts:
“If he, Angelina and the kids want to come hang out in Gabba land, they’re welcome anytime!”

A Nick Jr. staple since August 2007, Yo Gabba Gabba, hosted by the DJ Lance Rock character, blends live action, animated sketches and musical numbers and features outlandish costumed creatures: Muno the red cyclops, Foofa the pink flower bubble, Brobee the green monster, Toodee the blue cat-dragon and Plex the yellow robot.

For their Halloween outing, Jolie sported gray hair and a bloody face, daughter Zahara was Batgirl, her sister Shiloh a military figure and their older brother Maddox was a “dead soldier” in camouflage with ghostly makeup.

[From Us Weekly]

I wonder if Brad or Angelina would consider going on Yo Gabba Gabba. If I were Brad, I’d hold out for Sesame Street. Sesame Street always looked like such a fun gig for an actor. For anyone, really. I want to see Brad with Oscar the Grouch. And I want to see Angelina with Big Bird. I want to see Empress Zahara with Cookie Monster.

Here’s Brad heading home after having breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel (before crashing his motorcycle) on October 24th. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Lantana says:

    Don’t you think they’d do a show that their kids love? When my daughter was 2 or 3, if I could have been on Barney, it would have rocked her world.

  2. Ava says:

    I doubt that they’ll be filming this in June.

    June is winter in Brazil. Winter = a lot of rain. It’ll be impossible to work with all those rain.

    And Brad was in Brazil a couple of months ago, so, I guess he’ll be there soon. I would say beteween January and February.

  3. Eileen Yover says:

    Yo Gabba Gabba ROCKS! When it comes on we crack it up and dance around. Great show and my son would crap if he could go hang with them.

  4. Fire says:

    I think he should do Yo Gabba Gabba!! That would be awesome! It would be so great to see their kids on there too. “My name is Maddox. I like to dance!” AWESOME!!!!! Jack Black did a whole episode (which is my son’s fav). I think it would be so cool if Brad or Angie (or both) at least did a Dancey Dance spot. Would f-ing ROCK!

  5. Cinderella says:

    Who can turn down DJ Lance Rock? He is awesome! I would bet the Jolie-Pitt kids already watch the show.

    Hey, if it’s good enough for Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Tony Hawke, they should make a guest appearance. Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo is a guest artist on the show, so that ups the cool factor. Their musical guests rock.

    Everyone seems to be having a good time on Yo Gabba Gabba.

  6. Jenna says:

    I love watching Yo Gabba Gabba with my little three year old son. Everytime they do a dance session he gets up and dances with them. My favorite episode thus far has been when Jack Black appeared and donned the costume DJ Lance Rock wears.

  7. Trillion says:

    Agree with Fire. It would prob. be a “Dancey-dance” segment although it’s kind of hard to imagine. What I’d prefer to see is one (or all) of the kids doing the “My name is Maddox. I love to dance” spots.

  8. Beth says:

    Brad is in Japan for IB premiere. I don’t know why people are saying that Brad was drinking on Halloween. Whatever was in his glass was white. It looked more like milk than alcohol. Although I’m sure people will name 100 different white drinks.

  9. Novaraen says:

    Yo Gabba Gabba is so cute…my two 4 year old boys love it! I love that they get up and dance and love to see the other kids dancing too. :)

  10. Praise St. Angie! says:

    Beth, while I was not one of the people who mentioned the drink in hand…

    …yes, there are plenty of alcoholic drinks that are white or white-ish.

    to me, the pics looked like they had all come from a party, which would explain why they both had drinks in hand. and who knows if they were alcoholic ones? if they were or not, I don’t think it really matters that much.

  11. Anak says:

    This is like “career going down the hill”! They are getting less media. People magazine looks to have forgotten about them, the others magazines just put them on the spot when they are with the kids or, shocking!!, with Jennifer Aniston. Here you do, here you pay!

  12. hannah says:

    whats with the jack sparrow beard? i get the growing it out for a role thing, but the beads? is he trying to keep it in place? also, they have hair extensions for a reason, that would suck to have to deal with!

  13. Freitag says:

    He is only a clown … so sad.

    But no Anglina.
    Then he can drink much alcohol.

  14. Cheyenne says:

    Oy vay, you mean he still has the BEADS?! The beard is bad enough, but the beads…

  15. Cheyenne says:

    Lantana: Barney completely upset my insulin balance. “I wuv you, you wuv me, we’re a happy fam-a-wee”… *GAG*

  16. Firestarter says:

    I have no idea what Yo Gabba Gabba is.

  17. TwinkleToes says:

    Since when did this hillbilly dictate what woman is hot? He’s never, ever been with a beauty. Not Angelina, Lewis, Paltrow, none of them beauties. He, himself is a beauty. I’m sure Grace Kelly and Liz Taylor would have hooked up with him back in the day but sadly for Pitt, there aren’t any beauties in HW today, ‘cept for Megan Fox (who had a major nose job).

  18. Kevin says:

    There are plenty of beauties in Hollywood. You would have to be crazy to think otherwise. They may not be in all the movies and what-not but they are there. Heck there are plenty of them here in Tampa.

  19. lolo says:

    I thought his Halloween outfit was hillarious. He is a cool dad. I hope he goes on the show and makes a jackass out of himself–that would be funny.