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Brad Pitt Doesn't Google Himself

Is It Lame When Celebs Claim They Can't Use a Computer?

As part of Newsweek's annual roundtable discussion, celebs were asked if they Google themselves on a regular basis. Robert Downey Jr. proudly admitted that he reads up on himself, while Brad Pitt claimed the opposite, saying, "Never. First of all, I don't really know how to operate a computer." He's not the first star to have trouble with technology — Angelina once claimed she doesn't know how to turn on a computer, and Jennifer Aniston is supposedly computer illiterate. It's hard to believe so many celebs are behind the times, so tell us — do you think it's lame when stars say they can't use computers?


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italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
Yeah right...I'm sure their homepages are popsugar and perezhilton!
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
most of them are dumb as sh*t but that's 3 yr old niece can use a computer and Maddox uses one sooo cut the **** man with the fug stache...Tara Reid, maybe but Brad Pitt, not falling for it
qteepie qteepie 8 years
Liars, they are all liars.. They just don't want us to think they read the blogs but they doo..little liars..
quivondra quivondra 8 years
It's not even about whether they use technology to read celebrity gossip. Of Course they don't go online and read popsugar. But I think it's misguided for them to be such activists and role models and say something so irresponsible. It doesn't make Brad cool that he doesn't know how to operate a computer. It simply confirms the stereotype that all actors are freaking idiots. Furthermore, what kind of activist doesn't learn or want to learn how to use a computer. Can you imagine how much philanthropy happens online? Get with the freaking program Brad and Angelina... you're starting to talk like you're royalty. May I remind you, Angelina, that you were doing topless at 16/17 and that you Brad were in a series of lame movies to start (The Favor). Finally, by the looks of the comments.. does anyone agree that we're all a bit offended by this and that it comes off a bit "holier than thou"?
Stardustlove Stardustlove 8 years
Yes it is lame.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 8 years
Actually Brad is 6 years older then me and in HS I had computer class.. but it was DOS all codes.. nothing like today.. and he has a blackberry that delivers his email.. If you think about it this way... he is traveling back and forth all over the world.. he is mostly working on set, or going in to the office in LA (where someone probably has just his email already up for him).. all of his humanitarian work, Plan B projects, and personal stuff is done by phone or emails sent to his blackberry. Add six kids to the mix.. and he doesn't exactly have all the time in the world to sit around and surf the net. Like say we would in our spare time. Or say gee wonder what the online gossip crowd thinks of me.. lets go look at Popsugar.. or Perez Hilton. Esp when he claims to not bother with tabloids.. why then spend very precious free time looking at online tabloids?
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
LAME!! And I think claiming you don't know how to work a computer in this day and age is a bit phoney - how can you not know unless you live under a rock?!
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
I definitely think so - my grandfather can use a computer, and he is in his 80s! today everyone is learning how, and its rare to find many people who have good jobs and are economically well-off that cannot operate a computer.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 8 years
Brad Pitt is overrated anyway. I love Downey however.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
I always find it very odd when people don't know how to even use a computer - probably because most of my job is spent on one ;)
Jakcob Jakcob 8 years
I believe Brad. I know people that don't use a PC. My co-worker don't own a cell phone. My brother just got a cell phone and a PC for the first time last year. He always call me and ask question about the PC. His kids help him operate the cell. Every body don't jump in technology. People still believe cell phones and microwaves ovens cause cancer.
Cariadlawn Cariadlawn 8 years
Considering all the fuss about a certain presidential candidate not being able to use a computer, I think it's exceedingly lame.
omfg7891 omfg7891 8 years
when anyone says they dont know how to use a computer its lame lol
karlotta karlotta 8 years
Brad Angelina and Jennifer Aniston? Is he contagious?
EuroLaura EuroLaura 8 years
I'm 33 years old and I had computer science at school (if we had that back then in Argentina, I'm pretty sure Brad had it in the States). So if he can't operate a computer does that mean he didn't go to school? Please! That's like saying you can't operate a telephone!
sidra5397 sidra5397 8 years
I don't know if I believe most celebrities when they say that stuff... Though, my parents (both in their early fifties) don't know how to really use a computer. My dad's better than my mom though; she struggles with the basics even. They never really had any real opportunity to learn back in the old country (they are trying, though).
joannn joannn 8 years
I believe if they cannot do stuff like Excel or Adobe whatever. But cut me the crap if they mean they dont know how to surf the net, stuff like that. Denise Richards is another one who checks herself out on the net, and prints them out too
romes romes 8 years
It sounds pretty pathetic. Ignorance is bliss I guess.
bluehue bluehue 8 years
It doesn't just seem lame, it seems like a lie. Just like when Angelina & Paris say they've only been with 2-3 men.
Jumblia Jumblia 8 years
I work in a nursing home and many of our residents in their 60's and 70's regularly use the computer in the resident computer room.. I find it hilarious that people think a 45 yr old "doesn't know how" to use a computer because of their age. That is ridiculous since almost everything is associated with computers now a days. Pitt even said he keeps in contact with his siblings through email when they are too busy to phone each what gives? Does he forget the stories he tells. He should learn to kept them straight if he expects people to believe him.
Jumblia Jumblia 8 years
OMG please. I'm the same age as Pitt is and we took computer classes in high school. NO the internet wasn't in use, but computers..YES. My mother has worked in computers since I find it funny that people say they weren't around when Pitt was in school..NOT TRUE. Angelina is also a liar, since in an interview she gave when she was with Billy Bob, that one of her favorite past times was "looking for ancient cutlery online" I find that a long shot from not even knowing how to turn a computer on. Anything she or he says I take with a grain of salt..they say whatever image they are wanting to portray at the time and NOT was is nessesarily the truth.
hmweis1 hmweis1 8 years
Why do celebs think it's "uncool" to use a computer? Hello! It's not 1985 and doesn't make you a nerd to know how to use a one. Get over yourselves.
mme_groove mme_groove 8 years
do you guys really think they have time to hang out on the internet? a lot of people don't ever really use a computer. they don't need to.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
The real question is why is Mickey writing a tell all-book. Hasn't he been her bodyguard for years, wtf happened??
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
They sound so ignorant saying that to the media. They walk around with Blackberrys in their hands 24/7. They know good and well that they know how to use the Internet, especially if they have children. They're just trying to make it seem as if they don't look themselves up to find the lastest true or false news on them. Celebrities lie out of their behinds so much. That's one main reasons why the media attacks them constantly....because they don't know how to be real, even with themselves.
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