Brad Pitt Advises Ellen on 'Catching' George Clooney

Brad Pitt Advises Ellen on 'Catching' George Clooney
Brad Pitt chats with Ellen DeGeneres via satellite
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updated 12/03/2008 at 08:15 AM EST

originally published 12/03/2008 08:50AM

Hey, Ellen, forget Victoria's Secret models. Leave Kate Hudson at home. The real way to nab George Clooney to appear on her show is to woo him with male dancers, Brad Pitt slyly reveals.

"We've tried everything," DeGeneres explains to Pitt of her "catch Clooney" project, which she's been working on since moving to her new studio adjacent to the actor's office. "We've sent 'Victoria's Secret' models over. We've sent Miss America over. We've sent Kate Hudson over. We've sent gifts. We decorated his bungalow for Halloween. I don't know what more we can do."

Quick to the punch, Pitt says via satellite from New Orleans, "This is your problem ... Get a bunch of Chippendales. He's yours. Three, four – no less than three." And he adds, "Make one a blonde."

Brad Pitt Advises Ellen on 'Catching' George Clooney| Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres, George Clooney

The Chippendales

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Not one to pass on a great joke, DeGeneres vows, "We're going to do it and we're going to say it's from you."

In the interview, set to air on DeGeneres's talk show Wednesday, the two also discuss Pitt's "Make it Right" foundation to aid the hurricane ravaged Lower Ninth Ward and supporting No on Prop 8.

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