The Namibian hotel where Brad and Angelina stayed while waiting for their baby to pop is up for sale. Not the actual birthplace of Shiloh Nouvel, mind you, just the gestation house. Nevertheless, the resort placed a full-page advertisement in a Cape Town newspaper, describing itself as “the most celebrated boutique hotel in the world recently vacated by Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.” The advertisement goes on to say that “Some guests… paid N$2 million to use the prime property for 80 days.”
So what’s up next in the indiscreet real-estate-sales-by-celebrity-association market? The hotel where the miracle baby was conceived? (“Some guests… paid $3000 to have animalistic sex that produced beautiful offspring. Dirty sheets not included”). Or maybe Brad’s favorite Starbucks in Malibu? (“Some patrons… paid $3.75 for a chai latte, looked thoughtfully out of the window as they contemplated their failing marriage to popular sitcom stars, and wondered what exactly their foxy co-stars meant by come by my trailer, honey, and I’ll make your pinky stinky).
– Steven Corfe