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Brad and Angelina’s Malibu Manse

While partying with The Hills  cast at the Project Beach House last Thursday, I got to do a little stalking of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Malibu home.  Brangelina’s place is located directly next door to the Project Beach House and being that there are no gates in between the two properties, I had a great view of the Jolie-Pitt’s manse.  I have stalked the outside of their house before, but sadly no part of the home is visible from the street.  So I was absolutely FLOORED at the up close and personal view of Brangelina’s that the Project Beach House afforded me.  🙂

Brad bought the house in March of 2005 shortly after he left Jen and long before he started dating Angelina Jolie (yeah, right!).  Ironically Jen also moved to Malibu  following their separation – I guess the two really can’t get away from each other.  Brad purchased his five bedroom, three bath, 4,088 square foot home for $8,410,000 and lived in it only briefly.  In 2006, Brangelina pretty much deserted the Malibu property and made Brad’s Los Feliz compound, which is located on a private gated road, their primary LA residence.  I heard from a Malibu real estate agent a while back that the Jolie-Pitts were quietly shopping their Malibu house trying to unload it, but not having much luck.

According to one of my many star maps, the ultra modern home has a custom made sandblasted glass kitchen countertop, top of the line appliances, an outdoor fireplace and sweeping views of the Pacific.  There’s even an adorable little lawn area below the house, set up with two chaise lounges which looks like the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.  The house is really beautiful in person and – even though I am 100% on Team Aniston – I was still really excited to see it up close and personal!!! 

         

Check out some great pictures of the interior of the house here and here.

Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

Stalk It: Brangelina’s Malibu home can be found at 32316 Pacific Coast Highway, directly next door to the Project Beach House which is located at 32340 PCH.  I can’t say that I’d really recommend stalking either house, as there just isn’t that much to see from the street.  I would suggest doing a little cyberstalking instead, as Zillow provides some good views of both houses.  Click on the following links for the Zillow pages on Brangelina’s house and the Project Beach House.

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The Oldest Restaurant in Hollywood!

Two weeks ago, while my mom and I were out stalking in Hollywood, we hit up Musso and Frank’s Grill, which has the distinction of being the oldest running restaurant in Hollywood.  Opened in 1919, not only is Musso and Frank’s a top notch celeb hangout, but the restaurant has been featured in countless hit movies, including Ocean’s Eleven  (pictured above).

Musso and Frank’s was started by John Musso and Frank Toulet.  Ever since its opening almost 90 years ago, the restaurant has been hugely popular with Tinseltown’s elite.  Back in the day Marilyn Monroe, Raymond Burr, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Cecil B. DeMille, Raymond Chandler and Clark Gable were all Musso and Frank regulars.  Since its opening the restaurant has only been remodeled once – in 1937 – and it is still extremely popular with the rich and famous.  Today you might spot Robert Dinero, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, James Woods, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards, Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Sean Penn, Madonna, Harrison Ford, or Francis Ford Coppola sitting next to you in one of Musso and Frank’s plush red leather booths. 

My mom and I had an absolute blast dining at Musso and Frank’s!!  The restaurant definitely projects an Old Hollywood vibe, with its large oak-paneled, red leather booths, wood beamed ceilings, and vintage style bar.  Musso’s also serves up some really great food including chicken pot pie, filet minon, lamb, and cheese raviolis, but be prepared as it’s a bit on the pricey side.   The price is worth it, though, as you are paying for the vintage ambiance as much as anything else.

I literally could have sat there all day listening to the stories our waiter had to share about his 40 plus years working at Musso and Frank’s.  It seemed every waiter and bartender had a story to tell about the countless famous names that have dined at the establishment over the years and I have to admit I was completely mesmerized.    

Besides being a celeb hangout, Musso and Frank’s is a frequent filming location, as well.  The restaurant’s kitchen was featured as the kitchen in Disney’s Enchanted  where Nathanial speaks to Queen Narissa’s reflection in a pot of soup on the stove.

                   

The Grill was featured not once, but TWICE in Ocean’s Eleven.  Both scenes were with Brad Pitt and George Clooney.  The restaurant first shows up in the scene when Danny Ocean first tells Rusty that he is thinking of robbing a Vegas casino.  That scene was filmed in a booth in the Grill’s front dining room.  A bit later on in the movie, Rusty and Danny have a drink at Musso and Frank’s bar and Danny says his famous monologue about needing one more person for the heist – “Ten oughta do it, don’t you think?  You think we need one more?  You think we need one more.  All right, we’ll get one more.”

The restaurant was also used in the movie Swingers during the parking lot fight scene.  In the scene, Vince Vaughn and gang get into a fight with their rivals “House of Pain” in the parking lot behind Hollywood club the Dresden, but in reality filming actually took place in Musso and Frank’s back lot.  Producers simply changed the awning over the back door of Musso and Frank’s to read “The Dresden.”   Musso and Frank’s also showed up in Ed Wood  as the location where Ed Wood meets Orson Wells.  The restaurant has also appeared in numerous episodes of the TV show Shark.

Stalk It: Musso and Frank’s Grill is located at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard in Downtown Hollywood.  I highly recommend stalking it for the great food, amazing ambiance, and the waiters’ legendary Hollywood stories!

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Mr. and Mrs. Homewrecker

It’s no secret that I am a HUGE Jen Aniston fan and so NOT a fan of Brangelina – but my boyfriend did manage to drag me to see Mr. and Mrs. Smith while it was in theaters. So when I found the address of the house from the movie in my fave stalking book, I just had to stalk it. In the movie, Brad and Angie live in a really pretty white clapboard residence that reminds me a lot of the house  from the movie Father of the Bride. And it just so happens that both houses are located in Pasadena.

The restaurant where Brad and Angelina dance in Mr. and Mrs. Smith is called Cicada and can be found in Downtown LA. Cicada is actually an oft used filming location – it was the very same restaurant where Julia Roberts flung an escargot across the room in the movie Pretty Woman. At the time it was known as Rex II Ristorante. Cicada was also featured in Bruce Almighty, Final Analysis and Indecent Proposal. While I have never dined there, I’ve heard that it is absolutely amazing!

Until next time, Happy Stalking! 🙂

Stalk It: The Mr. and Mrs. Smith house is located at 1565 San Pasqual Street in Pasadena. The restaurant from the movie can be found in the Oviatt Building in Downtown Los Angeles at 617 South Olive Street.

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Brad and Angie’s Gate!

img_1428.jpgAfter Brad Pitt left Jen Aniston for Angelina Jolie – that jerk! – he purchased a beach front home on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.  Brad and Angie lived at the house on and off for about a year.  Although Brad still owns the home, the two have not stayed there in quite some time and rumor has it that he is trying to sell it.  I’ve heard that the house is kind of shabby and pretty run down inside!  LOL  That’s what he gets for ditching Jen!

As far as stalking Brangelina’s house goes, I wouldn’t really recommend it.  The only part of the house you can see from Pacific Coast Highway is a very nice, modern style gate.  I would recommend stalking on Zillow instead – you get to see a lot more.  🙂

 Until next time, Happy Stalking!  🙂

 Stalk It:  Brangelina’s Malibu house is located at 32316 Pacific Coast Highway, about two miles north of Trancas Canyon Road.  On the way to stalk Brad and Angelina, stop in at the Trancas Center Starbucks  where Kevin Dillon is a regular or  at Hows Trancas Market, where I happened to see Cheech of Cheech and Chong fame.

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