Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bam takes a break from saving the world ... to meet Brad

Barack Obama takes break to meet Brad Pitt at the White House


Thursday, March 5th 2009, 4:02 PM
Brad Pitt met Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday. Segretain/Getty

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Barack Obama took a break from battling the recession Thursday ... to meet Brad Pitt.

The "Curious Case of Benjamin Button" star managed to nab a quick hello from the new president after meeting with Obama's energy czar at the White House, sources tell the Daily News.

Seems there are no hard feelings between the two after Obama's advisers turned down Pitt's offer to help with his presidential campaign in 2007.

At the time, Obama insiders said they felt Pitt was "a great guy," but they didn't want their candidate to appear to be "too Hollywood."

Water under the bridge, eh, Brad?

Pitt lobbied his way through 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. - and most of D.C. - with Elizabeth Hurley's billionaire baby daddy Stephen Bing, former Bill Clinton staffer Chad Griffin and philanthropist (and occasional Angelina Jolie mouthpiece) Trevor Nielson, a D.C. insider tells Gatecrasher.

The crew met with various D.C. big wigs - including Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid - to talk about New Orleans' Make It Right foundation and green building - two of Pitt's pet projects.

Pitt's partner Angelina Jolie, meanwhile, filmed scenes for her upcoming thriller "Salt" in the nation's capital.

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