More Rumors Of Brad And Jennifer Meeting Together

Brad Pitt is said to have held a secret meeting with his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston during a recent trip to New York.

The pair, who ended their five-year marriage in 2005, met up at a hotel in the city for an hour where Brad unloaded his emotional baggage, according to Grazia magazine.

The Hollywood star allegedly told Aniston about his relationship problems with Angelina Jolie, whom he hooked up with after walking out on the Friends actress.

It comes amid reports that Brad and Jennifer are in regular phone contact and – if true – their latest encounter marks their second private meeting together in the Big Apple this year.

A source told Grazia that Jennifer agreed to visit Brad in his suite at the Essex House hotel, next to Central Park.

‘She arrived at his hotel suite a matter of hours after they had spoken. Brad was unloading his emotional baggage on Jen, which isn’t exactly fair considering their history.’

But the source added: ‘She was quick to tell him she wanted no part in his break-up with Angelina.’

At first she was reported to be reluctant to meet with her former husband.

But the magazine alleges Brad got his mother Jane – who is famously still close to Jen – to persuade her to meet with him and give some advice.

It comes amid claims that his four-year relationship with Angelina has hit the rocks.

Brad lives with Jolie at their £35million Chateau Miraval home with their six children, Maddox, seven, Pax, five, Zahara, four, Shiloh, three, and one-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

Aniston was apparently brutally honest with Brad during their exchange, which took place the Friday before last, telling him he was being selfish and had to figure things out on his own.

Later that day Brad flew back to France with son Maddox.

Grazia reported that Angelina is keen to work out their problems, but as far as Brad is concerned it is ‘all but over’.

Some reports suggest he is planning a move to Berlin, away from his family home, where he has friends and can spend time indulging in the city’s architecture.

His reported meet-up with Jen came the day after he attended a political conference with former U.S. president Bill Clinton in New York on September 24.

Jennifer And John Aniston Join To Narrate Children’s Book For Nat’l Make A Difference Day

“Friends” actress Jennifer Aniston and “Days of our Lives” star John Aniston have teamed up to narrate “Loukoumi’s Gift” by Nick Katsoris. The aim is to inspire 10,000 kids to make a difference on National Make A Difference Day October 24th, which is when the book is released as well.

With the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research, the follow up book to “Loukoumi’s Good Deeds,” which won the iParenting Media Award winning book and named “Outstanding Children’s Book of 2009,” “Loukoumi’s Gift” will be read nationwide at schools, bookstores and libraries from October 19th-24th.

After the reading the kids will be able to consider what they can do to make a difference, illustrating those thoughts by drawing themselves with Loukoumi the lamb. Then the children will complete the sentence “I will Make A Difference by?” and then do the good deed on National Make a Difference Day on October 24th.

Over 10,000 children will take part in the fundraising events and every time someone purchases “Loukoumi’s Good Deeds” or the follow-up “Loukoumi’s Gift,” $2 will be donated from the sales to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

The CD of “Loukoumi’s Good Deeds” is narrated by Jennifer Aniston and John Aniston; it teaches children to morality of doing good deeds to make a difference in someone’s life. The CD also has the character voice of Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor, American Idol’s and Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis, Guiding Light’s Frank Dicopoulos and CBS News anchor Alexis Christoforous.

Jennifer Aniston: Will Sing In Upcoming Flick!

293adaniston042409 185x300 Jennifer Aniston: Will Sing in Upcoming Flick!Jennifer Aniston is getting ready to show off her vocal chops.

I can exclusively reveal that the actress, 40, will do her own singing in The Goree Girls, her upcoming real-life drama about a group of female prisoners who form a popular radio country-and-western band in the 1940s.

“She can sing,” the movie’s director, Michael Sucsy, tells me. “And she’s going to learn how to play the Dobro [guitar].”

Aniston’s fellow inmates haven’t been cast yet. Sucsy isn’t looking to fill the roles with real-life musicians…

“These women learned to harmonize and they learned to play instruments,” Sucsy explained. “They weren’t these amazing, accomplished singers who banded together. That’s what’s interesting about it.

“It’s not just like, ‘Hey, you can play the guitar, I can play the piano, I can play the harmonica. Let’s put a band together.’ It’s like, ‘We have to get out of jail, and if we have to put a band together to do that, then that’s what we’re going to do.’ ”

Sucsy already has had some major success in working with actresses not known for their musical aptitude.

In Grey Gardens, the HBO production he directed and is up for a whopping 17 Emmys next month, Jessica Lange made her singing debut, performing songs like “Two for Tea” from a bed. In the real-life story, Lange plays Big Edie Beale alongside Drew Barrymore as her daughter, Little Edie, relatives of Jackie O who lived as recluses in a filthy falling-down East Hampton mansion.

According to Sucsy, at their first meeting, “Jessica said, ‘I don’t sing, but I want to try. If it doesn’t work then dub me, but I want to give it a shot.’ We did have someone else record the tracks just as a backup [just] so she knew she had a net.”

Barrymore went so far into her role that she went into seclusion and lived like Little Edie for months leading up to the start of filming.

Sucsy first saw the transformation when they rehearsed at the real Grey Gardens site. “Drew comes down the stairs with a towel wrapped around her head and a piece of jewelry on it,” he said. “She’s got the walk down and it’s the first time I’ve heard the accent…[I called] her Edie for the next six months.”

Lange and Barrymore are both up for the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

But don’t bother asking Sucsy who he’s rooting for. He’s ineligible to vote because he didn’t become a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences until last week.

“I’m off the hook there,” he laughed. “I think it was divine intervention.”

Jennifer Aniston: Will Sing In Upcoming Flick!

Jennifer Aniston is getting ready to show off her vocal chops.

I can exclusively reveal that the actress, 40, will do her own singing in The Goree Girls, her upcoming real-life drama about a group of female prisoners who form a popular radio country-and-western band in the 1940s.

“She can sing,” the movie’s director, Michael Sucsy, tells me. “And she’s going to learn how to play the Dobro [guitar].”

Aniston’s fellow inmates haven’t been cast yet. Sucsy isn’t looking to fill the roles with real-life musicians…

“These women learned to harmonize and they learned to play instruments,” Sucsy explained. “They weren’t these amazing, accomplished singers who banded together. That’s what’s interesting about it.

“It’s not just like, ‘Hey, you can play the guitar, I can play the piano, I can play the harmonica. Let’s put a band together.’ It’s like, ‘We have to get out of jail, and if we have to put a band together to do that, then that’s what we’re going to do.’ ”

Sucsy already has had some major success in working with actresses not known for their musical aptitude.

In Grey Gardens, the HBO production he directed and is up for a whopping 17 Emmys next month, Jessica Lange made her singing debut, performing songs like “Two for Tea” from a bed. In the real-life story, Lange plays Big Edie Beale alongside Drew Barrymore as her daughter, Little Edie, relatives of Jackie O who lived as recluses in a filthy falling-down East Hampton mansion.

According to Sucsy, at their first meeting, “Jessica said, ‘I don’t sing, but I want to try. If it doesn’t work then dub me, but I want to give it a shot.’ We did have someone else record the tracks just as a backup [just] so she knew she had a net.”

Barrymore went so far into her role that she went into seclusion and lived like Little Edie for months leading up to the start of filming.

Sucsy first saw the transformation when they rehearsed at the real Grey Gardens site. “Drew comes down the stairs with a towel wrapped around her head and a piece of jewelry on it,” he said. “She’s got the walk down and it’s the first time I’ve heard the accent…[I called] her Edie for the next six months.”

Lange and Barrymore are both up for the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

But don’t bother asking Sucsy who he’s rooting for. He’s ineligible to vote because he didn’t become a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences until last week.

“I’m off the hook there,” he laughed. “I think it was divine intervention.”