Date: 22nd May 2001
BRAD PITT has taken a swipe at SEAN 'PUFFY' COMBS' new moniker, P. DIDDY - by reiterating his decision not to pursue a 'B. PITTY' clothing line.
The Hollywood heart-throb last week (ends18MAY01) denied reports he's planning to launch a high-end menswear line with stylist TODD SHEMARYA.
He says, "I have no interest in producing a 'B. Pitty' clothing line, based upon my alleged style. "So let's put this bonfire out right here. The only kernel of truth is that I have been pushing friends who design for film to create their own lines, because I think their work is fantastic. "
Pitt was reportedly not amused by a story in the 14 May (01) issue of men's trade magazine DNR, in which Shemarya said he and the husband of FRIENDS beauty JENNIFER ANISTON hoped to create a fashion line inspired by Pitt's style - and have it in stores this autumn (01).
Rap star Combs - who recently changed his stage name to P. Diddy following his acquittal of gun-related charges earlier this year (MAR01) - raked in over $100 million (œ66 million) from his clothing label SEAN JOHN last year (00). (RGS/U/KMW)