New Orleans can’t stop saying good things about Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie & family.Â The Brangelinas are in town shooting for Brad’s new film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.Â Sure, I’m curious.Â What a great title.Â Jolie is said to have kept her security in check, as to not have any unfortunate accidents, and everyone in New Orleans seems to be getting along just fine.
An insider at the 4-star InterContinental Hotel, where Brad and Angie are occupying the entire 14th floor, tells Life & Style, â€œOne night, I was about to step into the elevator when a big, surly man said nastily, â€˜You canâ€™t come in here!â€™ Then I heard a womanâ€™s voice say, â€˜For goodness sake, let her do her job!â€™ I entered the elevator and it was Angelina Jolie! She grabbed both my hands and said she was so sorry for the way her security guy had treated me!â€
The down-to-earth family begins its busy days with a healthy meal of spinach omelets for Brad and Angie and cereal for the kids, says another hotel insider.
And even though Brad works long hours â€” some days from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. â€” Angie makes sure the kids get to see their doting dad.
â€œOne day she stayed in a building opposite the set, feeding the kids while Brad was shooting,â€ says an on-set insider. â€œHe would go across in between takes to check on them. It was moving to see how close they all are.â€
Locals have another reason to be impressed with Hollywoodâ€™s reigning royalty: Brad and Angie are determined to help the city recover from Hurricane Katrina.
â€œBrad told us heâ€™s really committed to helping rebuild the city,â€ says one local insider, who met Brad when he went to a neighborhood bar to watch the New Orleans Saints play the Atlanta Falcons.
â€œHe was really kind and posed for tons of photos,â€ says the insider. â€œPeople loved it â€“ especially because he was rooting for the Saints!â€
Angie impressed the locals just as much when she was spotted shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue with the kids.
â€œSheâ€™s so normal â€“ and so damn beautiful,â€ said one shopper. â€œShe was really sweet and said hi to me. I couldnâ€™t believe how pleasant she was.â€
Well, it looks like the Brangelinas might be normal after all, for Hollywood folk that is.Â Doesn’t Maddox kinda look frazzled & annoyed here?Â Maybe they should put him on security staff, it looks like he can handle his own!