After her latest film, “The Switch,” bombed at the box office, Jennifer Aniston has finally decided to switch things up. Well, sorta. According to Hollywood Life, the actress has signed on for the next Judd Apatow comedy, “Wanderlust,” and will be playing Paul Rudd’s “chain-smoking” wife who “sleeps around” and even goes “topless” at one point in the movie. Way to diversify, Jen! Her box office money-making average might finally raise given that A) Apatow’s movies typically do very well, B) Paul Rudd is a kick-ass co-star, and C) Aniston will be playing a character that seemingly has a little more edge than her usual roles. The latter worked well for her in indie movies like “The Good Girl” and “Friends With Money,” so while this is a comedy, I personally have high hopes that this could be just the vehicle Aniston needs to justify her big-screen salary.
Check out Hollywood Life’s exclusive spoilers about the movie — including why you’ll get to see Aniston’s ta-tas — after the jump … Keep reading »
It needs to be said: Jennifer Aniston literally cannot carry a movie. Her latest, “The Switch,” bombed in its opening weekend, making only $8.1 million at the box office. This is significantly less than the opening weekend numbers for “The Bounty Hunter,” that horrifyingly bad movie she made with Gerard Butler, which was panned by critics and hated by audiences. That movie made over $20 million in its first three days and was considered a big ol’ failure. Aniston’s other recent films have done piss poor too: “Love Happens” made only $8 million its first weekend, while “Management” did less than $400,000. “He’s Just Not That Into You” was Aniston’s last big money maker, but she was only one player in an ensemble; “The Break-Up” was the last movie headlined by Aniston (alongside Vince Vaughn) to be considered a true success, making $39.2 million its opening weekend. Keep reading »
Random almost-not-quite-couple-alert! Back in the ’90s (oh, so long ago), Jon Stewart
and Jennifer Aniston
kind of went on a date! Aniston was on “The Daily Show” last night to promote “The Switch” (luckily, the word “retard” did not slip out during this interview
) and Stewart immediately brought up their past history. Apparently, Stewart asked her out on a date and she showed up with a “posse” of friends. Ahh, a classic “you’re in the friend zone” move. Honestly, I think Aniston fouled up — Stewart is a total catch. And now he’s totally taken. Clip above! [via NYMag.com
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was on “Live with Regis and Kelly” this morning to promote her new flick “The Switch.” While they were discussing her recent Barbra Streisand-inspired photo shoot for Harper’s Bazaar
, Regis said something about Aniston always “playing dress up,” which prompted the actress to respond: “Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard!” Oof. You can see it go down at 2:00 in the video above.
As a result of this off-handed comment, the poop has, of course, hit the fan. Keep reading »
Maria Gabrielle Perez styles the hair of Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Cher, Liv Tyler, and Melanie Griffith at the beauty salon Chez Gabriela Studio. Naturally, her services are expensive. But this is just ridiculous. After paying with credit cards at the salon, these stars’ information was skimmed and, afterwards, mysterious charges began showing up on their statements. On Liv Tyler’s card alone, there was supposedly $214,000 worth of fraudulent charges from the salon! The Secret Service arrested Perez yesterday and she faces two counts of fraud. Guess these ladies will have to find a new salon. [Radar] Keep reading »
Jennifer Aniston looks really awkward as she climbs out of this SUV, but at least she knows how to prevent the dreaded crotch shot. [NYC, 8/19/10] Keep reading »