Guess that Jesse James money was burning a hole in the pocket of Brad Pitt’s hot little pants. The actor, a featured speaker at Clinton’s annual Global Initiative Conference up at the U.N., just pledged $10 million toward rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, says the Huffington Post. “We’re prepared to break ground by the end of the year, but we need your help,” he told the audience, which included Afghan president Hamid Karzai, president of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Desmond Tutu, and World Bank honcho Robert B. Zoellick. Pitt’s Make It Right Project, which he’s been working on with Liz Hurley baby daddy Steven Bing, is aiming to construct 150 affordable and sustainable homes in areas affected by Katrina. “We will match dollar for dollar any and every single contribution up to $10 million.” We feel sure those in the crowd will pony up. How could Archbishop Tutu say no to such a pretty face?
Make It Right [Official site]