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Brad's Rent Offer is the Pitts?

4/9/2008 8:23 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brad Pitt wanted to rent a resort villa in Texas during his most recent film shoot – but at a 95% discount to the usual price.

Believe it or not, MSNBC reports that Pitt's peeps showed up at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort near Austin awhile back, and wanted to rent a house near the property – for $3,000. That's for a month, not per day, folks. The hotel, naturally, balked.

But there's a reason for the low-low-ball offer: Pitt was filming "Tree of Life," an indie film with a tiny budget. Pitt is replacing Heath Ledger in the movie.

Rosie Won't Bury the Hassell-hatchet


Almost a year later, and Rosie O'Donnell still wants to strangle the living shizzle out of Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Bitter much? Ro was grousing about "The View" anew on Martha Stewart's show yesterday. "I tried my best but it's hard for me when I'm not the boss. There was people there telling me what to do. There was a little Republican who scared me."

E, it should be noted, is much littler than Ro, and resolutely not scary.

Sex and the Sitting at Separate Tables?


Everyone wants to believe that the new "Sex and the City" movie brought the four stars closer together.

Maybe not: Rush & Molloy report that at a New York gala Monday night, SJP was very conspicuously not at the same table with Kim Cattrall, Kristin ... and yadda yadda. Anyway, they were very kissy and squeally for the shooters, but they had to sit apart during the dinner.

Event organizers says that there's no rift, just a quirk because SJP was giving an award to Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes and thus sat at his table.

Party Favors: Mary Louise Parker Breaks Off Engagement ... Bono Unloads CPW Pad, Finally ... Naughty by Nature Still Naughty


Mary Louise Parker – "Weeds," "Dead Man's Cell Phone" – has split from her fiancé Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The on-off pair had been dating since 2006. ... Bono, reports the New York Post, has sold his Central Park West apartment for $4.9 million – a considerable discount to his $5.5 mil asking price. He bought his current pad in the San Remo for $14.9 million from Apple's Steve Jobs. ... Absinthe resurrected Naughty by Nature the other night at the Palms' Fantasy Towers. After a few shots of Le Tourment, the guys got up to do a surprise gig at the Big Sleepover.

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