Desire for a reaction from Jennifer Aniston to news of Brad Pitt's engagement to Angelina Jolie is as inevitable as the bloodlust for the wedding date and celebrity guest list — but the ex-wife in question might be even harder to pin down.
"She doesn't care," E! Online says, citing a source close to Jen. "She really doesn't. She's happy with Justin [Theroux]. She'll probably marry him. She's moved on. People don't want to believe it, but she has."
The report goes on to say Aniston was even in the company of Theroux when the news hit, Friday the 13th. "She was happy and hanging out with her man," the source added.
Then we have another Aniston pal dropping Hollywood Life a gem bigger than Angelina's massive diamond.
"Jennifer is happy for Brad and Angelina. She is so in love with Justin, that she is really grateful how things turned out...if it weren’t for Angelina, Jennifer would not have connected with Justin in a romantic way," the website claims.
"Jennifer is in a really wonderful place right now. I wouldn’t be surprised if she even went to their wedding."
We'd have an easier time believing Billy Bob Thornton was going to officiate the service under a silk tent at Chateau Miraval, Brange's French estate. Tell us your thoughts on the supposed Aniston reactions in comments.
Justin Theroux surfaced in Los Angeles on Sunday, but not with his gal Jennifer Aniston: The actor and screenwriter made it a guy's day with designer John Varvatos.
Varvatos hosted the annual Stuart House benefit at his flagship store at Melrose Avenue and Robertson Boulevard, shutting down the chic intersection for a major silent auction and Hollywood family fest.
Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow served as honorary chairs this year, with a slew of famous folks coming out to catch a performance from Dave Matthews.
Hopping a plane from Seattle, Matthews got everyone a little starstruck, including Zoe Saldana, who swayed to his acoustic set along with Joe Manganiello, Rachel Zoe and husband Rodger Berman, Bryan Cranston, Nina Dobrev, Tom Felton and James Van Der Beek.
"I've been working on a new record, so I haven't sung some of these songs in a while," Matthews told the crowd of his earlier hits including "Crush."
"So if I mess up any of the words, it's because I'm an artist," he joked.
Stuart House teamed with Chrysler this year to raise funds for its program, an L.A.-based facility with resources and treatment for child sex-abuse victims.
[For the record, 5:30 p.m. March 12: This post originally gave the title of the song "Crush" incorrectly as "Crazy."]
A mini “Friends” reunion came together with the upcoming comedy “Wanderlust,” which stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd — the celebrity alter-egos of Rachel Green and Mike Hannigan, love interest of character Phoebe Buffay-Hannigan.
Their "Wanderlust" costars revealed they have traits akin to the characters they played on the hit sitcom.
"She’s kind of Rachel-y," Jordan Peele said of Aniston at the film's world premiere Thursday.
"She's awesome, she's open, she's warm and she's loving. She just pulls you right in — magnetic."
Actress Kerri Kenney-Silver shares a bedroom scene with Rudd in the film about a couple that leaves New York City and stumbles upon a free-love commune called Elysium, where they start a new life. Kenney-Silver said that they filmed about 20 takes of the scene before she was able to get out her lines without Rudd making her laugh.
"He's such a goofball. He's the first one to try to make you to crack up," she said on the red carpet outside the Mann Village Westwood.
Malin Akerman, who plays a member of the commune, said that while acting with Rudd, "It was really hard to keep a straight face. He is such a good improv actor.
"Things would come out of his mouth, and I was like, 'Did you just say that? That’s crazy!'"
The movie was also a reunion for some of the talent behind “Wet Hot American Summer,” a box office flop that launched the careers of several now-successful actors, including Bradley Cooper and Elizabeth Banks. (A real reunion may be coming soon with a sequel in the works.) Kenney-Silver was among the “American Summer” alums in “Wanderlust,” along with Rudd, writer-director David Wain, writer-actor Ken Marino and actor Joe Lo Truglio.
“Any time I get to work with David or Ken or Joe or any of the guys, it’s home,” Kenney-Silver said. “This was the first time really that we were able to incorporate huge movie stars and a huge company and have it feel like it was still home, but we just bumped it up like 10 notches.”
The comedy’s cast members differed a bit in their ideas of what would be the best part of the Elysium lifestyle to bring back to the real world. Akerman said she likes the idea of growing a vegetable garden, but “not the nudist part and sharing of my husband.”
Peele, though, could see the advantages of the nudist lifestyle. "I think nudity is very underrated.... Do you understand how long it took my girlfriend to get ready for today? I would be sitting down in my seat right now if it weren’t for clothing.”
As for what Aniston hopes audiences get out of the movie, she told reporters, “Don’t take yourself so seriously. Live a little bit. Relax!”
“Wanderlust,” which also stars Aniston's new beau, Justin Theroux, and was produced by Judd Apatow, opens in theaters Feb. 24.
Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd have the perfect Valentine's Day present: a sweet and sexy magazine cover, followed by nonstop chatter about love, marriage and babies.
Teaming up on screen again for "Wanderlust," the pair messed around with Terry Richardson for GQ magazine, indulging in pillow fights, scantily clad piano duets and some high-heeled roughhousing.
"I think most marriages, mine included, you're constantly tending the garden, constantly working at it," Rudd mused. (He and Aniston play malcontent married yuppies looking for a new purpose in the film.)
"It's a growing, literally living thing. There's going to be growing pains, there's going to be awkward moments — your lanky phase, your pimpled phase," Aniston said of wedded bliss. "I think that's the beauty of a relationship."
And here's the beauty of an Aniston cover — inevitably the topic of pregnancy comes up!
"The one time I do say, 'Yes! I'm pregnant!' they'll be like, 'Pfft. Right.' Anyway, I'm drawing the line on the children conversation. You heard it here. I'm not knocked up now," she said.
Jennifer Aniston has one story that follows her like an old boyfriend who can't take a hint. And it always includes the names Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
The headline that won't die? Surprise, it's "the triangle with my ex-husband -– and that there's a feud there," Aniston says in the March issue of InStyle magazine. "It's constant. It's a story headline that won't go away, but it's a money thing."
Media types love the money they make off "a story that has nothing to do with reality," she tells the mag.
Back in reality, however, Aniston says she's got a lot going on, including the new film "Wanderlust" with Paul Rudd, which opens Feb. 24. Sometimes, however, she seems surprised by how long things have been going on.
Though the 42-year-old actress (whose birthday is Saturday) says she feels young, she also notes, "You lose perspective ... being offered the part of a woman with a 17-year-old child. It's like, 'I'm not old enough to have a 17-year-old!' And then you realize, well, yeah, you are."
Forget that "Sexiest Woman Alive" nonsense. Jennifer Aniston has just been named "Sexiest Woman of All Time" by readers of Men's Health magazine.
In their explanation of why the 42-year-old "Horrible Bosses" star topped the poll, the editors of Men's Health wrote, "'Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny. Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable, and anyone who's seen her in 'Office Space' has to admit she makes even pieces of flair look good."
Those with a stake in Team Aniston in the Aniston vs. Angelina Jolie war that has raged for nearly six years will be pleased to know that the competition wasn't even close this time: Jolie is No. 10 on the list.
Aniston also beat out Raquel Welch, Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears, Madonna, Ursula Andress, Bettie Page, Pamela Anderson and Jane Fonda.
For her part, however, Aniston's idea of a sexy woman doesn't exactly gibe with that of the average Men's Health reader. She told the magazine she would award the title to either Brigitte Bardot or Gloria Steinem.
Though the unlucky-in-love Aniston has recently been stepping out with actor Justin Theroux, she told Elle magazine that she's in no rush to have a baby with him. Suggesting this particularly sexy genetic line may end with Aniston.
What is so gratifying about insights into the world of an actress, such as those offered at the 18th Elle Women in Hollywood honors Monday? The struggle for equality, the transcendence of performance, the bonds of sisterhood in a ferocious industry?
Perhaps it's simply the knowledge that, according to Reese Witherspoon, they share manicure-and-makeout sessions.
At least that was one of more than a few funny highlights from the event, toasting a pack of women who have pushed boundaries for their craft and gender.
Introducing honoree Jennifer Aniston, Witherspoon celebrated the "Friends" alum's rare combination of "sex appeal and complete loveability. You want to get your nails done with her, and then make out with her. At least I do."
"That's what we do sometimes on Saturdays," Witherspoon cracked, as the ballroom of the Four Seasons Beverly Hills erupted in laughter. "We get our nails done ... and then make out. That's because she's my friend and not yours."
Camaraderie abounded at the dinner, during which honoree and L'Oreal Paris ambassador Freida Pinto sang the praises of Legend Award winner Barbra Streisand, saying Streisand's track "Putting It Together" helps her persevere. But the focus of the event was work yet to be done for Hollywood females.
"I've learned ... that you need to just focus on the work," honoree Viola Davis told us. "When you show up to set worried about your weight, worried about the success of your last movie, worried about your image you can't do anything. You can't even leave the ground."
Echoing those same sentiments in her acceptance speech, after an introduction from her "The Help" costar Octavia Spencer, Davis saw the entire room on its feet as a standing ovation was kicked off by Anistontablemate Chelsea Handler.
Other honorees included Naomi Watts, radiant in Calvin Klein Collection, who told some interesting anecdotes about the nature of roles for women but made room to thank the men in her life: partner LievSchreiber and their sons, Sasha and Kai.
Elizabeth Olsen was saluted by her "Martha Marcy May Marelne" costar John Hawkes, Evan Rachel Wood by Robin Wright, DreamWorks honcho Stacey Snider by Jon Hamm, Michelle Pfeiffer by Adam Shankman and finally, Streisand by "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow -- to whom Streisand had handed the first best director Oscar ever awarded to a woman.
"[Let's] not wait for the phone to ring," Streisand urged her peers. "It's easier to relax, to not be judged, not to have pressure, no scrutiny, you don't have to face rejection."
Top photo: From left, Naomi Watts, Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Aniston, Elle editor-in-chief Robbie Myers, Stacey Snider, Freida Pinto and Evan Rachel Wood at the Elle Women in Hollywood honors. Credit: Getty Images
Bottom photo: Reese Witherspoon, left, cuddles up to her very kissable pal Jennifer Aniston at the event at the Four Seasons. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press
Jennifer Aniston is opening up about having a baby -- specifically, that there's no rush when it comes to her newfound love with actor Justin Theroux.
As covergirl for Elle's Women In Hollywood issue, 42-year-old Aniston got vocal about supposed pressure to have a child.
"It’s not what you read. There’s no desperation. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I’m at peace with whatever the plan is," she tells the mag.
But that's about all she's telling. "Will you hate me if I say I don’t want to talk about my relationship?” she asked.
Fine Jen, we won't hate you, but only because you're in good company with this year's crop of showbiz women. Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Olsen and Barbra Streisand also made the cut. Pinto was asked about appearing in Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," in which the director cast her as the "perfect obscure object of desire."
"For me, it wasn’t trivializing, but it would be if I did that in film after film. It gave me the opportunity of exploring the woman I’m not," she said.
DreamWorks honcho Stacey Snider will nab a prize (on the heels of her Variety Power of Women trophy), as will Mary-Kate and Ashley's little sister, Elizabeth Olsen, accepting the Calvin Klein Collection emerging star award.
Barbra Streisand will be on hand to take the L'Oreal Paris Legend award.
"As has long been our tradition, this year we honor an extraordinary group of women who continue to redefine what is possible in Hollywood," Elle Editor in Chief Robbie Myers said in a statement.
The fete goes down Oct. 17 at the swanky Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, where David Yurman will drench some of the esteemed gals in jewels.
Plenty of things to pack into Jennifer Aniston's file on Tuesday: The actress has reached new creative heights, landed herself a new love and ain't touching recent comments made by ex-husband Brad Pitt.
In essence, she's staying classy, evidenced by the subtle show she made in New York City on Monday night for the premiere of "Five," a series of film shorts about breast cancer's effect. Aniston directed one of the vignettes -- her debut behind the camera, in fact.
"Jennifer holds her own, baby!" said Patricia Clarkson, a veteran of directors including Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen who was one of Aniston's actors in the Lifetime TV project.
While Jen was holding her own, beau Justin Theroux was waiting to hold the door. At Skylight Soho, the couple arrived and departed together, hand-in-hand, according to People.
Though the duo posed for some fan photos, Aniston had no intention of broaching comments recently made by her ex-husband. (Pitt, who intimated to Parade that the two had shared an uninteresting marriage, later retracted the comments as being taken completely out of context.)
"Oh, Lord, it's not even worth discussing on a night like this," she reportedly said on the red carpet.
Alicia Keys and Demi Moore are also counted as directors on "Five," to air Oct. 10 on Lifetime.
[Updated, 4:20 p.m. Sept. 28: Holy cows, there was a naked paparazzo of some sort in the picture that originally accompanied this post. The Ministry is embarrassed that we didn't notice -- you know how we are about the naughty bits -- and currently procuring an appropriate replacement photo. Thanks to Twitterverse for pointing it out!]
[Updated, 4:45 p.m. Sept. 28: Phew. That's the same photo up above now, only with less, um, background action.]
[Updated 5:08 p.m. Sept. 28: But wait, there's more! Turns out some folks on the red carpet at the event -- which was the premiere of a short-film collection about breast cancer -- were aware they'd been flashed on the red carpet by a woman Page Six identified as topless paparazzo Holly Van Voast. "I think it's actually pretty great ...," actress Clarkson said. "You know, I'm kind of sad I put on a dress."]
Photo: Oh, Jennifer Aniston -- if you only knew what was lurking behind you in the crowd as you arrived at the premiere of Lifetime's "Five" at Skylight Soho on Sept. 26. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images