by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes
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e television, brad pitt, angleina jolie

We’re not sure whether they were being generous or just attempting to pull some favor — but either way, E! Entertainment Television certainly flashed the cash by donating to Brad Pitt and Angelina’s Jolie’s foundation last year. The media entity’s gift was one of only four received by the charity last year — with only one other not coming from Brad or Angelina themselves. From the article,

The E! donation certainly added to the stunning amount Jolie & Pitt gave away through this foundation in 2007: $3.4 million.

Where did the money go? It’s nice to say it did not go to any kooky religions or cults. Instead, the couple put the money to causes they’ve been vocal about. The largest single recipient was Pitt’s Make it Right Foundation in New Orleans, which got $1,364,320 million. They also split $1 million evenly among three different UN based organizations working in Darfur, Pitt’s other pet cause. Another $400,000 went to Cambodia’s children’s causes, a country from which they adopted a child, plus $150,000 to a project in his name: the Maddox Chivan Children’s Center.

It’s interesting to note that if E! was expecting more face time with the couple, those expectations certainly have not been met. Host Ryan Seacrest was famously snubbed by the couple during the ’09 Golden Globe Awards — and only received a brief hello from Pitt during the Oscars. As FOXNews.com points out, any favor E! might hope to gain from their act of kindness could be tempered by headlines like this one from February 20, 2009: “Angelina — From Sex Kitten to Emaciated Mama.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Sean

    Here’s a free tip. Next time YOU can scoop Fox News if you would just get off your butts and use the internet. The tax returns on foundations are posted on line by the IRS every year. These were on line in December 2008. This is March 2009. What do you do with your time anyway?

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    We read FOX News — oh, and harvest tears from unicorns.