Brad Pitt Enlists Rihanna, Kanye West For Charity GalaMarch 11, 2012
Brad Pitt knows how to throw a party. The Oscar-nominated actor has enlisted the help of Rihanna, her pal Kanye West and many more dazzling stars to appear at a charity gala he’s holding in New Orleans to benefit his post-Hurricane Katrina cause, the Make It Right foundation.
Being held at the Hyatt Regency on Saturday, the night will be co-hosted by Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees will co-emcee the music portion of the event. Other guests and performers include Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Blake Lively, Djimon Hounsou, Chris and Jada Paul, Bennett Miller and Randy Jackson, according to E! News. Rihanna is slated to take the stage during the gala.
But the night doesn’t end at the gala. For the afterparty, “Parks and Recreation” funnyman Aziz Ansari will host, and Seal and Yeezy have been tapped to perform. Emeril Lagasse will cook up delights that pay homage to New Orleans’ colorful culinary tradition.
The gala will help raise funds for lower-income housing in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. They aim to complete 150 houses.
According to the website for Make It Right, the foundation “builds safe, sustainable and affordable homes for working families. We aim to be a catalyst for change in the building industry in New Orleans and beyond.”
Pitt has already been spotted around New Orleans with his family. His kids were spotted in the French Quarter walking their bulldog, Jacques, and Brad had been spotted on his motorcycle.