Nice guy. Brad Pitt announced at the Clinton Global Initiative Conference that he’s planning on spending 5 million to build some houses in Katrina-devastated areas of New Orleans. He’s teaming with millionaire tycoon Steven Bing (think fought with Liz Hurley over paternity and dated Nicole Kidman), who is also pledging 5 mil. to the cause. I’m devastated, can I have a house?
The endeavor is the first program in Pitt’s new Make It Right project, which aims to revive the community and culture of one of New Orleans’ poorest neighborhoods, which was wiped out in September 2005 when floodwaters breached the levees and engulfed the city.
Pitt appeared at the third annual gathering of former president Bill Clinton’s nonprofit foundation, which seeks to bring together global leaders to work toward solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Ocean’s Thirteen star challenged attendees to support his campaign to make New Orleans livable again for displaced residents, many of whom don’t have the money to rebuild.
Brad and Bing plan to make 150 homes available, complete with financial planning so buyers don’t incur huge debt. Brad and Angie purchased a house in New Orleans last January. And they’re always going on about how cool it is so why the hell are they in NYC making a hubbub at the kindergarden? There’s no fancy schools in Nawlins? Still, this is hot of Brad.