So the big news is that ultra-private celebrity Brad Pitt has finally succumbed to the lure of Social Media. No, he's not on Twitter. Nor is he on Facebook. His first venture online is on Google +. Here's the Oscar nominee's Google + page.
And his first post? No, he's not talking about smoking pot, turning into a doughnut or getting hitched to Angelina Jolie. He already fessed up about marriage to The Hollywood Reporter in the magazine's cover story this week. His first social media post was about his Make It Right venture in New Orleans.
"Making a big announcement later this week about an event in New Orleans in March to raise money to build safe, sustainable homes for disadvantaged families and disabled veterans. Check back here or on Make It Right's page"
The big announcement released tonight is this:
"On March 10 at Hyatt Regency New Orleans, Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres will host “A Night to Make It Right” with special guests Randy Jackson and performances by Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Seal and local favorite Dr. John and friends. The benefit gala will raise vital funds for the completion of 150 environmentally friendly homes.
A Night To Make It Right will attract political leaders, philanthropists, artists and entertainers, including Mayor Mitch Landrieu and host committee members Blake Lively, Chris Paul, Sean Penn and many others.New Orleans favorite John Besh is leading a team of celebrity chefs including Emeril Lagasse and Giada De Laurentiis to craft a dinner celebrating the finest culinary traditions of New Orleans and beyond. Comedian Aziz Ansari hosts the after party."
So basically, Pitt, unlike most celebrities like Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian and oh, countless others, is not using social media to endorse products and make more money.
He's using it to promote his foundation to help the still struggling people in New Orleans in the ongoing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And the Oscar-nominated star of "Moneyball" has shunned Facebook, which may lead others to Google + for more online privacy.