People: Angelina Jolie buys Brad a waterfall

And you got your man a weed whacker.

Pitt, who is raising six children with Jolie, is planning to build a house over the waterfall inspired by his favorite American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright.

“Brad has dreamed of a home with the sound of a waterfall cascading under the house,” a source tells the site. “He wants to pull all aspects of nature, light, glass and varying levels into the concept.”

Money must be a terrible thing to have.

Jolie’s gift couldn’t have come at a better time, given that Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi recently bought the couple’s former Malibu abode.

“Angelina wanted to get him something incredibly special and, because she knows how much he loves architecture, she thought this would be perfect,” a source tells the Daily Mail. “This is the present to top all presents.”

The home will reportedly be similar to Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, which was completed in 1939 in Pennsylvania on a similar piece of land. Jolie and Pitt first visited the iconic house in 2006.

Money must be a terrible thing to have.

VAN HALEN SET TO RE-LAUNCH: Van Halen next week will release its first new music with David Lee Roth since 1996, a single entitled “Tattoo.”

It’s going to be a busy month for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, who are set to drop a new album Feb. 7, the first with Roth in 28 years. Their upcoming tour kicks off next month in Louisville Kentucky, with tickets set to go on sale on Jan. 10. There’s been no word about Bay Area shows yet.

The band will also perform Thursday at the Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, new York City, which was once owned and operated by Roth’s uncle Manny Roth, providing a stage to then-up-and-coming acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Bill Cosby, Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor and many others. the band will allegedly play a 45-minute set at the 250-seat venue.

According to fan site Van Halen News Desk, the band has shot its first video at the Roxy on Sunset Boulevard, where it’s also been rehearsing for two months.

Van Halen reunited with Roth in 2007 — with Edward Van Halen’s son Wolfgang replacing Michael Anthony on bass.

THIS IDEA IS BOUND TO GET TRACTION: a coalition of groups supporting a proposed ballot initiative asking Californians to raise taxes on the rich is targeting one of the state’s most famous millionaires — reality TV star Kim Kardashian.

According to the Associated Press, the Courage Campaign’s online video says Kardashian made $12 million in 2010 but paid just 1 percentage point more in California income taxes than someone making $47,000.

Outrageous. Let’s throw her in jail as soon as possible.

The video urges Kardashian to support the tax increase, saying “we all need to pay our fair share.”

The Courage Campaign and California Federation of Teachers are backing a proposed initiative that would raise tax rates for those who make more than $1 million annually to help fund schools and other programs.

A Kardashian spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. she was probably busy explaining to her what a tax is.

ELTON JOHN WANTS JUSTIN: Elton John says he has the perfect person in mind to play him in an upcoming movie about his life, which his husband David Furnish recently called “very extraordinary and unique.”

There has been speculation about who might play John in the biopic — titled “Rocketman” — with Scottish actor James McAvoy recently rumored to be the frontrunner.

John and Timberlake do have a connection, and were spotted hanging out in new York together in October. But the final decision won’t be revealed quiet yet.

“We’re making an announcement about that very, very soon,” John says. “We have a director on board, and then it’s just going to be a matter of getting the script exactly the way we want it.”

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2012. there are 362 days left in the year.

1821: the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, died in Emmitsburg, Md.

1861: Alabama seized a federal arsenal at Mount Vernon near Mobile.

1896: Utah was admitted as the 45th state.

1904: the Supreme Court, in Gonzalez v. Williams, ruled that Puerto Ricans were not aliens and could enter the United States freely; however, the court stopped short of declaring them U.S. citizens.

1935: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in his State of the Union address, called for legislation to provide assistance for the jobless, elderly, impoverished children and the handicapped.

1948: Burma (now called Myanmar) became independent of British rule.

1951: during the Korean War, North Korean and Communist Chinese forces recaptured the city of Seoul.

1960: Algerian-born French author and philosopher Albert Camus died in an automobile accident in Villeblevin, France, at age 46.

1964: Pope Paul VI began a visit to the Holy Land, the first papal pilgrimage of its kind, as he arrived in Jerusalem.

1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson outlined the goals of his “Great Society” in his State of the Union Address.

1974: President Richard M. Nixon refused to hand over tape recordings and documents subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee.

1987: Sixteen people were killed when an Amtrak train bound from Washington, D.C., to Boston collided with Conrail locomotives that had crossed into its path from a side track in Chase, Md.

1990: Charles Stuart, who’d claimed to have been wounded and his pregnant wife fatally shot by a robber, leapt to his death off a Boston bridge after he himself became a suspect.

2002: Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, a U.S. Army Special Forces soldier, was killed by small-arms fire during an ambush in eastern Afghanistan; he was the first American military death from enemy fire in the war against terrorism.

2007: Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female speaker of the House as Democrats took control of Congress. Harriet Miers resigned as White House counsel.

2011: President Barack Obama signed a $1.4 billion overhaul of the nation’s food safety system. the Navy fired the commander of the USS Enterprise, Capt. Owen Honors, more than three years after he’d made lewd videos to boost morale for his crew. the Mega Millions lottery drew two winning tickets for a jackpot totaling $380 million. (In a strange coincidence, four of the six winning numbers matched those used by a lottery-winning character on the TV show “Lost.”)

Actress Barbara rush (85), Football Hall-of-Fame coach Don Shula (82), actress Dyan Cannon (75), Country singer Kathy Forester (The Forester Sisters) (57), rock musician Bernard Sumner (New Order, Joy Division) (56), country singer Patty Loveless (55), rock singer Michael Stipe (52), actor Patrick Cassidy (50), actor Dave Foley (49), actor Rick Hearst (TV: “The Bold and the Beautiful”) (47), actress Julia Ormond (47), country singer Deana Carter (46), rock musician Benjamin Darvill (Crash Test Dummies) (45), actor Jeremy Licht (41), alt-country singer Justin Townes Earle (30), comedian-actress Charlyne Yi (26).

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