Brad Pitt Takes Ellen DeGeneres on Tour of New Orleans, Make It Right Project

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On an episode of Ellen that will air today, Brad Pitt takes New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres on a tour of her hometown, specifically the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged section of the 9th Ward.

The stars talk about Pitt's Make It Right organization during the visit, which is dedicated to building sustainable, affordable homes for citizens in the area.

“I’m getting far too much credit for this," Pitt says modestly of the project, which has constructed 75 houses so far. "This took a lot of very smart people coming in and attacking the situation. It took the families determined to come back [after Hurricane Katrina] and their resilience and they’re defining what this thing was going to be. I get far too much credit for bringing some really smart people together."

Watch the emotional video now and try not to hate both Pitt and George Clooney for being so attractive and so kind-hearted:

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I love both Ellen and Brad, but they also seem to forget that it was not only new Orleans. We had Katrina and Rita back to back! Lost farm and home and still trying to get help. I have written to Ellen many times asking for help, but I get no response! What will it take to get help?


The Story that could be told? The Katrina victims were out placed in Dallas- Houston- Austin- OKC - Little Rock. I can tell you 1st hand that the Crime Rate went out the Roof! Shootings in schools- -Murder-Rape! For 2 solid years it was every night on the news and yes the news reported where they were originally from! It was Chaos! These Cities Hotels were full of them by way of The Government. We all were glad to see N.O. Get back on its feet!


Everyone seems to forget that just about the whole state of Florida was "ravaged" also. No-one seems to care that people here are still living with the effects. I am one of the lucky one who had the resources to help myself and a few others.


Pitt is right. He is getting far to much credit.


It's great!!!! Thank you for sharing


Remarkable project, thank you


We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. Romans 8; 28a


I saw the houses last time I was there and they are awesome! These people that care about others, are amazing!!


Not a huge Pitt fan, but I am so pleased to see an A-List celebrity doing something positive for people here in our own country. Seems like everyone wants to go to another country and be seen doing wonderful things when we have folks right here who desperately need it. Brad Pitt for Goodwill Ambassador to America!!! Maybe I am a Pitt fan after all. Always been an Ellen fan.


Brad and Ellen are great humanitarians. So often those who criticize the most volunteer the least themselves. Anyone who can use their celebrity status or lack of "status" to help others in need is to be commended, period. Paul Harris
Author, "Diary From the Dome, Reflections on Fear and Privilege During Katrina"