June 7th, 2013
12:33 PM ET

Brad Pitt is everywhere

Brad Pitt can't be getting much sleep right now.

The 49-year-old actor is doing a frenzied press tour for his upcoming zombie thriller, "World War Z,"  jumping from London to Paris to Berlin to Atlanta, Georgia, within one week. And he didn't stop there.

The father of six followed up his ATL visit on Thursday with same-day, whirlwind trips to Philadelphia, Chicago and Austin, Texas.

At each stop, Pitt surprised fans at early screenings of his apocalyptic epic, which doesn't officially open in the States until June 21.

In Atlanta, he was spotted at a local movie theater with free T-shirts in hand. Near Philly, he popped up at the King of Prussia mall, where he tossed out more shirts to the whooping crowd and had the good sense to say that he'd "just crushed a cheesesteak next door - it really is the perfect sandwich."

Up in the Windy City, Pitt repeated his now-patented T-shirt-tossing move to enamored fans, one of whom screamed out, "I love you, Brad."

And down in Austin, Pitt began by thanking that screening's host, Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles.

As Knowles explained to his famous guest, the screening's attendees had come up with their own plan for how they'd escape a zombie threat like the one Pitt's Gerry Lane faces in "World War Z."

Based on the novel by Max Brooks and directed by Marc Forster ("Monster's Ball"; "Quantum of Solace"), the movie adaptation stars Pitt as a UN worker who finds himself trying to save both his family and humanity as a zombie pandemic breaks out across the globe.

So what would be the actor's plan to make sure his fiancée, Angelina Jolie, and their kids are safe?

"Get in the fastest car you can find," Pitt told Knowles. "They're quick."

The amount of muscle - and air mileage - the star is putting behind the promotion of "World War Z" could signal to cynics that the movie must not be that great, but then again, Pitt's potential blockbuster had a pricey budget. Vanity Fair, which chronicles the production issues that plagued "World War Z" in its June issue, asserts that if studio Paramount doesn't recoup its $170 million-plus budget at the box office, it'll "go down as having made the most overpriced zombie movie in Hollywood history."

Luckily for Pitt, who also serves as a producer on "World War Z" through his Plan B production company, early reviews have leaned toward positive.


Filed under: Brad Pitt • Celebrities • movies • Summer movies

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  1. Big Hands...may go for a third

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    June 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. tmheet==bex convo's

    1. went to the movies with al...nothing happened just a sweet kiss–no boof
    2. the boof problem between couples in huge... used a better resource for analysis
    3. 19 yrs married said ALL ARE FULL OF SH-T AND ARE NOT INTERESTED JUST WHINE COMPLAINE AND STILL NO BOOF...CONCLUSION– FIND OTHERS OR PACK IT IN....

    June 21, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. remind me exactly why he puts up with it again?

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    June 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cousin lisa and michelle went in 1 time and said.....how does one turn down a hairy beast like that

    June 19, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. total yummy...can't figure it out.

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    June 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dsgdxbxcnfdf547

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    June 17, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. i lost 30 pounds -- i hear you do nothing for yourself and are sloppy...hey i never saw you and not interested...

    June 17, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. i lost 30 pounds -- i hear you do nothing for yourself and are sloppy...hey i never saw you and not interest

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    June 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. All the money in the world...will never buy happiness and your not thin sweetie go fix yourself up that could be another part of your problem however its too late.

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    June 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dfhcvmcvmfgj568

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    June 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AND YOU---DONT YOU EVER SAY I'M MEAN COLD AND EVIL AGAIN...KAPEESH

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    June 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  12. You can move anywhere in the state...she will be there demoralizing through the web.

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    June 15, 2013 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. All this degraded behavior towards him and kim can't go near him....i don't think so...

    =

    June 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. entire life everywhere and i practically get sent too h-ll for something i don't even know for sure what happened...

    your must pay for this son....see how sweetly u handed me my cafe so fast today.....tomorrow you better be at the left turn into the lot with the coffee in your hand and you will be flipping the pages of my paper as i read...

    amazing..

    June 14, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Brad is a go...he's too hot.

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    June 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. There he is...Pitt lovin--what a great pic.

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    June 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. How could one ever diss this man...amazing.

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    June 14, 2013 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  18. Pitt is not even a thought in our heads....ANNISTON IS THE ONE SPOT ON

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    June 14, 2013 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  19. payments made --- its all about pitt.

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    June 13, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Its not going too stop angie or kimmie.

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    June 12, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Is he a vision or what (photo above)

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    June 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  22. the hacking criminal is just using her manipulation for controlling others....its too late.

    CNT

    June 12, 2013 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  23. NIKECONFUSION

    YOU BUY EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF THAT CON ARTISTS MOUTH OF HERS...NEED TOO BE CONCERNED WITH THAT.

    June 11, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  24. Alvarez

    I wonder if he enjoys eating his own poop...

    June 11, 2013 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  25. Seeing brad for a drink...lol..what a relief

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    June 10, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. angie and california showed up....daz it..thank god.

    June 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  27. He's involved after i keep backing him up? confirm that so we are clear.

    just let me know–my god what a terrible possiblity

    June 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  28. i was informed it could be all of them..confirm that...if we are wrong we are wrong.

    June 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. He crushed the tosheeba before he left--confirm that

    .

    June 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  30. brad said its so easy with angie...i was so happy when brad said that

    i love it when the relationship is an easy flow it so much better and they both can have their individuality at the same time.

    June 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  31. brad is the kind of guy i could see myself being friends with--

    he's cool yet very approachable and angie is not a twit so it helps.

    June 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  32. brad said the s-x is great...wow...s-x with brad must be amazing

    June 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  33. I am so happy brad settled with the right woman

    best of luck too both

    June 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  34. DOES YOUR LAWYER BROTHER KNOW YOU HAVE MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER?

    THAT'S WHY YOU WILL NEVER BE FIRST...BECAUSE YOUR A LIAR....

    June 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  35. THIS HAS NOTHING TOO DO WITH BOO....ITS YOU AND CALIFORNIA

    DOES YOUR BOTHER KNOW YOU HAVE MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER?

    June 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  36. she's happy for some reason....NEED CAPITAL ONE AND TD BANK NORTH REPORTS.

    asap

    June 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  37. yea but you don't bang that's the problem

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    June 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  38. CNT

    jail term

    June 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Rock

    If I was banging his old lady, id be everywhere also...the bed...the floor....on top of thefridge...in the ceiling fan....my load would be everywhere

    June 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Pliny

    Brad Pitt gives me a huge eeeeeRECTION! *SPROINNNNGGG*

    June 10, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. if brad decides too change careers...he won't be able too either if he doesn't get that resolved

    June 10, 2013 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  42. its not like its brad its looking at me...its 3 hacking lesbeans.

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    June 10, 2013 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  43. ANY BIMBO INTERFERENCES LIKE THE LAST TIME

    WILL REQUIRE MY SUPERIORS TOO MEET WITH THE CEO ON HER "HABIT"

    June 10, 2013 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  44. KEY FACTORS

    1. I WANT A WRITTEN DOC STATING SHE IS IN THE ACCOUNT 2-3 TIMES A DAY NOT VERBAL
    2. I WANT WRITTEN CONFIRMATION CNT WAS OR WAS NOT IN THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE
    3 3PM YESTERDAY EYE CONTACT WAS MADE WITH EMPLOYEE AS IF I DID SOMETHING SAME LOOK AS 2009 BEING READY TO BE SHOVED OUT
    4 FOUND OUT WHAT HAPPENED IMMEDIATELLY...
    5,. IS MOTORED IN RIGHT NOW AND CNT KNOWS I'M WEARING A BLACK AND WHITE SWEATSHIRT

    June 10, 2013 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  45. CNT OVERHEARD PRIVATE MEDICAL CONVERSATION ABOUT DAD

    NOT SURE IF IT WAS ACTUALLY WITH DOCTOR OR IN CAR....WE ARE CONFIRMING

    June 10, 2013 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  46. LIKE DRAPER SAID...SHE DOES IT AGAIN WE EXPLOIT HER HABIT.

    END OF STORY

    June 9, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Update on capital one before i go...

    she checks in what i am spending on a daily basis....JUST WASHED UP FEMALE SLOB

    June 9, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  48. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM 3 FEMALE PIGS.

    June 9, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. YOUR ONLY TAKE PICTURES OF HER WHEN SHE'S NOT DRESSED

    WE KNOW YOUR A 44 YEAR OLD HACKING WASHED UP SLOPPY PERSON 24 HOURS A DAY..

    PEACE MAN OFF TOO MAKE FURTHER FUN OF YOU AND THANKS TOO YOUR INFORMANT ON WHAT F-CKING LIAR YOU ARE....

    June 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  50. joe cal

    Brad looks like lestat the vampire still. He looks old and sad. Hollywood is sooooo tired and boring. Can't you stupid Hollywood damn morons find something else to do but look vain. I like myself too but limit your exposure..you make yourselves look desperate. Next!

    June 9, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • La Ceoj

      Joe, Tom Cruise played the vampire Lestat in the movie you're alluding to. Pitt played a vampire named Louis.

      June 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  51. marygrace W was installed on my phone...computer wall is up

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    June 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  52. WAL SAID ANY FURTHER HACKING DISRESPECT TO MY FAMILY RESULTS IN CALL TO CEO

    ANY FURTHER LIES TOO PUBLIC AND FURTHER SEMARING OF AN INNOCENT WOMAN RESULTS IN PHONE CALL TO CEO...OTHERWISE VIEW HER AS A HACKING PIGLET –

    June 9, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. T. Y OU STILL BELIEVE WHAT SHE DOES -- AMAZING.

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    June 9, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  54. I WANT A FULL REPORT ON WHAT PARAHOE DID TODAY

    THANKS

    June 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  55. why is this so hot.

    geeze

    June 9, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  56. KosmoKramer

    He really is everywhere. Just last week, I saw Brad in Dinky Donuts. And he was dunking a donut in his coffee!

    June 9, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  57. einzart

    Well... He is not everywhere yet. I wud love for Brad, Angelina and Anniston to be on Jerry Springer.

    June 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. What did he do with AJ's

    bre ast

    June 9, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  59. When you ever need to really talk instead of being controlled call me.

    June 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  60. He doesn't have too change..he needs too be him..that's the problem

    June 8, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Brad you are a handsome man, but please...

    get a hair cut.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  62. he is the reason for this?...this is way before him...

    puhleaze.

    June 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Amanda

    Who cares? He's washed up and with the heroina, man-hands, homewrecker.

    June 8, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  64. lori

    I just checked my va gina. I can assure you he's not "everywhere."

    June 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  65. the great gazzoo

    brad is a good actor but we will see about this one? dont have high expectations as these gendres tend to flop nowadays!

    June 8, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  66. Cosmicsnoop

    They ruined it. Effin Hollywood. When will they learn that a book and a movie do not equal the same thing. Why can't someone write a MOVIE. Are there any screen writers with a brain? Zombies are NOT fast. A dead body cannot run, especially if it is compromised by injuries, which it probably would be if DEAD! This is clearly stated in Max Brooks's "Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" and is evident throughout " World War Z". In fact, some of the scenes wouldn't even work in the book if Zombies were fast. Terrible. If I were an author, I'd write the movie of my book or there would be no movie.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      You sound demented. You're aware zombies aren't real? Please get professional help.

      June 8, 2013 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
    • cosmicsnoop

      Demented? Why you're quite childish to call people names. I am a stickler for details and what is demented is that a person would write TWO books (yes I know they are books, but I won't insult you even though this would be the time) that describe his "world" of Zombies and then let someone make a movie out of it which completely change everything you have just written about. Clearly greed causes the worst form of dementia.

      June 9, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • David

      Most people have not read the books and don't care how close the movie is to the source material.

      June 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dartist2

      i would the movie is far worse then the material-

      June 9, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  67. FAFournier

    A movie in which the lead is a... UN worker? Dumbest premise ever. Brad's been living in France for too long.

    June 8, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  68. Name*ax

    What a waste of an actor. He is so capable and instead...

    June 8, 2013 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  69. Bhues

    Brad is leaving his carbon footprint all over the planet as he privately jets from town to town tossing out 33 cent T-shirts bought in bulk out to the masses in a desperate move to sell his failure of a movie. No wonder Brad's hair is greasy and he looks unkept, he hasnt stopped to bathe. I believe the Anj is supporting him on how BRAVE he is to dart about the planet on his private jet. How fortunate the masses are to be in his sweaty presence. Brad has not been artistically relevant for quite some time or ever.

    June 8, 2013 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Bhues

      Opps I forgot his Channel #5 commercial. Now that was Brad at his finest, so deep and introspective. It must have been the fumes of Channel that inspired him.

      June 8, 2013 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Freya

      What has Brad Pitt got to do with Channel#5? lol

      June 9, 2013 at 3:41 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Meeeow!! I agree about his hair though. The rest you can lick.

      June 10, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  70. lois

    I think brad and angie are wonderful people and parents...wish i had people like them in my life...gave up everything for my kids...some of them just used me and at 66 i have nothing left...

    June 8, 2013 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Nick

      That is sad and I hope you find someone or something to put your time into. If all else fails call brad and Angie I'm sure they would probably adopt you lol

      June 8, 2013 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
  71. Your happy when i arrive...i know

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    June 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  72. You don't hate me and you know i care for you.

    kay?

    June 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  73. WE DON'T TALK CUZ ITS A "HEART" THING....ITS NOT EASY

    June 7, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  74. ITS NOT DEVO ITS SALT AGAIN

    SHE'S SO SAD.

    June 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  75. REMEMBER WHEN YOU BOB HER ITS FULL OF SALT.

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    June 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  76. bob s,

    cool man

    June 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  77. amanda bynes is not the only 1 with a computer

    June 7, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Daddy is now talking too Sara--can we stop now...i can't take it anymore

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    June 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  79. No Daze

    serafina is too my left.

    June 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  80. brad pitt and angelina jolie have a healthy relationship

    we love them and only hope the best for this lovely couple

    June 7, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Blh blah blah...everyone has a healthy relationship...

      Bleeech!

      June 7, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • i didn't guess this relationship

      brad praises her 24 hours a day....watch some of his interviews when he talks about angie....
      he adores her-that's that matters to me also...he adores me

      June 7, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • WHO GIVE A RAT'S HEINEY WHAT MATTERS TO YOU?

      NOBODY, THATS WHO. NO ONE GIVES A SH!T WHO YOU THINK HAS A HEALTHY REALATIONSHIP. BEND OVER, PUT YOUR HEAD BETWEEN YOUR KNEES AND STFU!

      June 7, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • shut up thomas

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      June 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eat me, you fat blow pig

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      June 7, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  81. see kim

    thanks

    June 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Yeah

    He may be mistaken for a homeless man and be turned away.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  83. m

    I hope the movie is good.

    Looks like it could be awesome.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  84. citizenUSA

    No matter what, I think it's really cool for the star of a movie to do what Brad is doing. Let's hope it's a trend.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Person

    Don't worry. He may be everywhere, but he won't recognize your face.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Fran

    Are you guys crazy? Surely there is more news out there to report than the excrutiating effort poor Brad must be experiencing promoting his movies and trying to make the world a better place. Leave Brad and Angelina alone. You've really overstepped this time. I'm done with CNN forever. Only in America!!!

    June 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aletheya

      Uh, Fran, honey, this is the "Marquee Blog" page. This is the kind of thing they post about here. If you want serious news, go to the news page. You're welcome.

      June 7, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • daze

      Liar – how many threads have you posted you are leaving, never coming back – and yet like the bad penny here you are again – Gag

      June 7, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Happily Marrieds

      this is the part when she misses something she will call you a liar.

      June 7, 2013 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  87. andy

    Unless he's buying the popcorn, I could care less.

    June 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • WDC

      How much less can you care? Of course I assume you mean you couldn't care less but just checking.

      June 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  88. mandyrw

    Not usually a huge Brad pitt fan either, but looks like a good movie actually!

    June 7, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      you should read the book, the whole premise is changed in the movie. The book is based on a UN agent after the war collecting factual data and ending up with stories of the people that live through the war, the movie is based on the premise that the war is ongoing. I will see the movie, but am wondering what changes this will cause to the telling of a really great story!

      June 7, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • moon627

      the movie previews look awesome but i'm sure the book is better – always is – thanks – i will read it first

      June 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shoggoth

      I hope for the sake of all that is good, that the movie shares almost nothing but the name with the book. I am a a bit of a fan of zombie fiction, and I found the book to be torturous at best.

      June 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimdevo

      My wife was not impressed with the book but thinks the movie will actually be better. Previews look cool to me.

      June 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Matt

    Coincidentally, pan of Pitt on "Growing Pains" on today's classictvdvdreviews on blogspot.

    June 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Wayfair

    Fake story. I just looked in my wastebasket. He ain't there.

    June 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Lucy

    I'd love a tee shirt from him!

    June 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Peace ☮

    I'm not a big BP fan, but, I am curious about this movie. Anybody planning on seeing it?

    June 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  93. tod

    What? where does that nonsense come from? whenever I comments like this, it reminds there are large amounts of people outside the south with that have nothing to contribute but poor humor.

    June 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Ej510

    He knows this because he looks in the mirror and looks at it everyday.

    June 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |

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