October 31, 2003 - Conan
O'Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, "In celebrity
news, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have gone to the Middle East to get
Israelis and Palestinians to start working together. Apparently it is working,
too, because Israelis and Palestinians are going up to each other saying,
'What the hell are those two doing here?'"
27, 2003 - Howard Stern read that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston are going
to the Middle East on a private peace mission. Howard said on his show
on Monday that he can't believe that. Robin didn't believe that he was
telling the truth though. He said as far as he knew the story was true.
He read the statement that Jennifer and Brad released recently about how
they want to try and help solve the Israel conflict. Howard wondered what
they could possibly do to solve that problem after so many other people
have tried and failed. Howard and Robin said the ''Friends'' only have
power when they all stick together and do something. Howard said that if
''Friends'' never happened, Jennifer Aniston would probably be a waitress.
He also said that Brad Pitt is basically retarded and can barely mumble
out his lines in a movie. He also said Brad would probably be hustling
guys on Hollywood Blvd. if he wasn't a star. Howard and Robin brought up
how no one is even going to know who Jennifer and Brad are when they go
to the Middle East. Howard read that Edward Norton, Danny Devito and Jason
Alexander are also involved in this peace mission. Howard and the guys
had some fun with that whole thing for a few minutes. Howard laughed when
he said that Brad and Jen are going to solve the problems over there.
October 22, 2003 - The new
Us Weekly includes photos of Brad and Jennifer's double date with Courteney
Cox and David Arquette. Brad drove to Spago in a new Toyota Prius hybrid.
"They like to use their celebrity status to support causes they believe
in," a source said.
October 22, 2003 - The Mirror
reports Brad Pitt and Guy Ritchie were spotted buying the Daily Mirror
in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
October 10, 2003 - Thursday
night with Diane Sawyer on "Primetime," Gwyneth says she was totally at
fault in her famous bust-up with Brad Pitt, she handled the whole thing
badly and it has taken her five years to get over the end of the affair!
("I was the architect of my own misery . . . I just made a big mess out
of it.") She also says she was lucky to have had her time with a "good
person" like Brad. "Especially when I was such a mess."
October 10, 2003 - Britney
Spears tells Esquire magazine that she doesn't see herself as superfamous.
"I'm famous, but I'm not famous like freaking Brad Pitt or Jennifer Aniston,"
she said. "But in my weird little head, I just think we're all here to
inspire each other. We're all equal. We just bounce off each other and
show the world what we can do."
October 2, 2003 - The Sun
reports Brad Pitt needed therapy to help him cope with fame. Brad said:
"Fame almost destroyed me. Money and power distort your perspective. I
went into psychoanalysis for 18 months. It was important to see how I function
to be able to see clearly again."
September 30, 2003 - The
Associated Press reports police arrested six security guards hired to protect
the set of the Brad Pitt's movie Troy and charged them with stealing an
all-terrain motorcycle and tools belonging to the production crew, police
September 30, 2003 - The
New York Post reports Jennifer Aniston put her foot down and told 'Friends'
producers that she would only return if they cut the number of episodes
and put production on an "accelerated" shooting schedule. "Jennifer told
her husband Brad [Pitt] she would focus on starting a family last year,"
a Hollywood insider said. "Brad was really angry when she went back for
another year. It's not like they - or anyone else on 'Friends' - needs
the money. Jennifer compromised. The rest of the cast wanted one more year
and she felt a lot of pressure. But she also wants to keep Brad happy.
So Jennifer said she would do one more year, but insisted on only 18 shows
and that filming would be done by January."
September 14, 2003 - Roger
Friedman of FoxNews.com reports that 'Troy', the gazillion-dollar epic
which stars Brad Pitt as Achilles, the original heel, needs a Trojan horse
full of investors. Read more.
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