News: Brad Pitt On Americal Idol

by | April 7, 2008 at 9:04 AM | General

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Seeing Brad Pitt anywhere near anything American Idol-related might seem completely off-the-wall, but it happened this weekend at the Idol Gives Back special taped at the Kodak Theater. People reports:

Brad Pitt was speechless when he walked onto the American Idol stage Sunday night — literally.

The crowd went wild when the actor took the stage at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater to tape a segment for Fox’s second annual Idol Gives Back special, making talking impossible.

The crowd jumped to their feet for the hunky superstar, whose efforts to help rebuild housing for families who lost everything in 2005’s Hurricane Katrina were recognized by show. (The broadcast will air Wednesday, April 9.)

After nearly 30 seconds of cheers, the 44-year-old Pitt — who was slated to introduce a film clip about former Idol contestant Chris Daughtry’s visit to Uganda — tried to say “thank you,” but his microphone wasn’t working.