So Brad Pitt was in town — and we had to hear about it from Eric Cantor? The House majority leader casually tweeted a photo of himself Friday night with the movie star, who dropped in to handle celebrity duties at the Horatio Alger Association awards gala at Constitution Hall.
The annual event, which celebrates up-by-their-bootstraps success, has a knack for stealthily bringing in stars with little media spotlight — Rob Lowe, Tom Selleck and Oprah Winfrey, in recent years. But now there’s social media. According to photos shared online by guests, Pitt was sporting longish hair, a gray-tinged beard, and a slightly floppy black tie.