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The week in Pitt news

Brad Pitt’s mother and brother stole the spotlight from him this week

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Brad is typically the official Pitt family headliner, but last week the star’s brother, Doug Pitt, and mother, Jane Pitt, made news of their own. Doug starred in a new Virgin Mobile Australia ad that billed the suburban bro as “the second-most-famous Pitt” and unexpectedly racked up over one million views online. More controversial was Mama Pitt’s July 3 letter to the Springfield News-Leader, which caused an Internet brouhaha with her description of President Obama as ”a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and same-sex marriage.” Looks like you aren’t the only Pitt who can attract serious page views, Brad.