Pitt Shells Out $80K for Kids' Gerbil Run

Wannabe architect's contraption has seesaws, tunnels
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Sep 9, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
In this May 20, 2009 file photo, American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the film "Inglourious Basterds" in Cannes, southern France.    (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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(Newser) – In this edition of Lifestyles of the Rich and Furry: Brad Pitt dropped more than $80,000 on a run for his kids’ gerbils, complete with “tunnels, seesaws and platforms,” the Sun reports. The architecture buff apparently monitored the building of the run himself. “Brad pores over architectural journals like other people pore over newspapers,” said an insider. “Brad's more than happy with any activity that can combine his two passions—his kids and architecture.”