Have you any idea how dreary your life is? I can only hope to give you an inkling with the following news: for Christmas, Angelina Jolie gave Brad Pitt a waterfall.
Lost in Showbiz would prefer to leave it at that, but understands you may wish for more detail. So here goes. A few years ago, the couple made a pilgrimage to a site of specific personal interest for Brad – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania. (Wait – Brad Pitt likes architecture? He certainly doesn’t like to bang on about it.) During that visit, according to Fallingwater’s director, Angelina mentioned to staff that Brad was “so hard to buy for”. But that annual conundrum seems to have been happily resolved, with Angelina opting to buy a northern California waterfall and the land surrounding it for her beloved.
Now, you may already know that the couple have a giant bed – 9ft wide, according to Angelina – but whether she placed the waterfall in a Christmas stocking hung at its foot I cannot say. What is evident, however, is that box sets and scented candles have just been bumped one place further down on the rankings of acceptable Christmas presents – and anyone who doesn’t want to look like they phoned it in next year should begin conducting seismic surveys in areas of outstanding natural beauty today.
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