Laflar also owns a 30,000-square-foot mansion next door that happens to be for sale, with an asking price just under $10 million.
It is that mansion that OK magazine reported the two were looking at renting while they came to the area to shoot a sequel to "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."
There is no other evidence of a "Smith" sequel, and Greater Philadelphia Film Office chief Sharon Pinkenson said she was unaware of any such film shooting here.
Laflar, 46, claims he and Pitt have been friends since they were 16 and met while shooting a jeans commercial in Los Angeles. Laflar says Pitt and Jolie and their kids quietly visit him about once a year. How come nobody has noticed, we asked?
"A couple Town Cars pull up; then they drive away," he told us.
Pitt's representatives did not respond yesterday to inquiries about whether he and his family were going to stay with Laflar.
If Laflar's name sounds familiar, it could be because he and three employees of Oasis face trial in September on third-degree murder charges in the parking-lot death of patron James Koons.
Also, Laflar's strip clubs and his auto-salvage shop, Gianni's, were being investigated by the FBI in connection to alleged kickbacks involving the Philadelphia Police Department and the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the Inquirer reported in February.
"World War Z" is based on a book set in Philadelphia that centers on a zombie apocalypse. Due to the uncertain future of Pennsylvania's film-tax-credits program, Glasgow, Scotland, was chosen for the shoot and is working already to disguise itself as Philadelphia, reports the Scottish Daily Record.
Pinkenson says she was "devastated" to lose the movie but adds: "Filmmakers only go where their costs are a known factor. Uncertainty of tax credits is a non-starter." She explained that the tax credits had all been used for this year and that Gov. Corbett's budget for the next fiscal year won't be passed for weeks.
Out and about
Godsmack singer Sully Erna
played in the Borgata's Summer Poker Open before his show at the hotel's Music Box Friday. Erna, an avid poker player, was performing a solo show to support his new album, "Avalon." Meanwhile the poker open continues through June 24 and features a $500,000 prize pool at its championship event.
* Chase Utley and his pregnant wife,
Jennifer, dined on the Phillies' night off Monday at Tallulah's Garden on Washington Square.
* Cliff Lee declined to sign a few
autographs while dining with family at El Vez (13th & Sansom) after pitching Saturday.
Magee honors Uncle Charlie
Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel has ben named Magee Rehabilitation Hospital's 2011 Humanitarian of the Year. He'll be honored at Magee's 24th annual Humanitarian Award dinner Nov. 15 at the Four Seasons.
Manuel's charity work includes supporting the Bethesda Project and Covenant House; leading Phillies ALS efforts; visiting wounded veterans in Coatesville, and speaking several times with patients at Magee. Broadcaster Tim McCarver, a former Phillies catcher, was the first recipient of the award, in 1988. For more info on Magee, visit mageerehab.org.
Herzog, Jackson to help kids sleep?
Filmmaker Werner Herzog and actor Samuel L. Jackson have been tapped to read audio-book versions of "Go the F--- to Sleep," former Rutgers-Camden professor Adam Mansbach's best-selling "children's" book of bedtime stories that alternate between sweet verse and profane wishes that the child would simply fall asleep already.
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