Really, that part doesn’t matter all that much, or it doesn’t to me, anyway. No, what matters to me is OMG PUPPIES. I don’t think I have to tell you how I feel about fuzzy, adorable, lovable, perfect little critter angels, do I? I love animals so much, and when I get to tell you guys a wonderful story about a celebrity loving animals too, it just warms my heart it really does. And this story about Jennifer Aniston is no different.
“We were [at the shelter] for three hours. I was almost walking out with three puppies,” she told Jay Leno in a Friday appearance on The Tonight Show. “That’s why we named her Sophie, because it was [like] Sophie’s Choice. I was crying – it was so hard.”
The actress, who adopted the pit bull mix with boyfriend Justin Theroux, said a friend involved in animal rescue had her on speed dial when a litter of 10 puppies showed up at a shelter one Sunday.
“They were left in a box in front of a shelter – so heartbreaking,” Aniston said. “So we ran over.”
The adorable puppy made sure she stood out from the pack. “Sophie came right up to us,” said Aniston. “That was sort of a big indicator – they choose you.”
Oh my goodness, I feel Jennifer Aniston right here harder than I ever have before. Could you imagine, fellow animal lovers? Ten poor little homeless puppies that just need love? And you know if they’re pit bulls, they don’t really have much of a chance. When I was trying to figure out what to do with the adorable little pit bull puppy I had for a hot minute (I don’t know if I’ve told you guys the whole thing, but basically there was a puppy running free around my old neighborhood that belonged to a couple of little boys that never took care of him or fed him or, you know, cared about him at all. My roommate and I would take him back home, and he would always find his way back to our house. One night there was a really awful storm, and we just took him inside because he was scared, and he never really left until we found him a new home), all the local shelters told me that since he was a pit bull, he would pretty much be put down the minute he arrived. And that’s not even taking into consideration all the random rednecks who happened to hear about the puppy and wanted to know if he was a purebred and if his ears had been clipped and were obviously interested in dog fighting. It’s just really, really sad, and I don’t blame Jennifer at all for wanting to bring home three puppies. If I had Jennifer’s money and resources, I would be super tempted to bring home all ten of them, because PUPPIES.
Here’s the only picture I could find of Jennifer’s new dog, Sophie:
Sigh. Why can’t all stories involve precious dogs?
February 28, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
How do you guys generally feel about Jennifer Aniston? From what I can tell, most people either really like her or really, really don’t. Personally, I’m kind of indifferent. I think she can be silly sometimes, and I’ve definitely rolled my eyes at her more than a few times, but I don’t have the same sort of animosity for her that I have for Gwyneth Paltrow or Lea Michele, not by a long shot. The only thing is that I absolutely hate Friends. I cannot stand that show, and I never could, and when it came on Nick at Nite, I drafted a really harsh letter to Nickelodeon to tell them my feelings, but I never sent it because I figured that if I live in a world where Friends was so popular in the first place, then the world I live in isn’t fair or just, and such a protest would be pointless. That’s the strongest I’ve ever felt about anything remotely related to Jennifer Aniston.
But since people are still talking about Friends and Rachel hair and the like, I figured at least some of you guys would care about what Jennifer has to say about it, all these years later, so here goes:
On the Rachel hair: My hair has never been my greatest feature, so that was funny enough unto itself that my hair became so focused on. I have curly, uncontrollable hair! I didn’t love that cut; it was a haircut to clean up damaged hair. I’m really a long-hair kind of girl.
On Ross and Rachel in 2012: They’re absolutely, 100 percent together. They have more kids! He’s probably still working, and hopefully they’re still hanging out somewhere. It would be really upsetting if they weren’t; it would bum me out.
On the possibility of a Friends movie: I can’t imagine how you would do it, unless you did it years from now. Then it would be: “Who are these guys? What are we watching?” I can’t imagine what that would be. It’s not normal. Friends is in your living room; Friends is not in a movie theater. It doesn’t make sense to me. I think it would be going against its authentic self.
On what it would take to get her back on a television series: It would probably take those five actors [from Friends] and be somewhere where we left off. I loved what I did for 10 years; it was pure joy and nothing but fun, and it’d be hard to top it. The way we sort of felt the excitement of what Friends was when it started, it would have to be something where you felt a similar charge. But I’ll never ever say never.
On her favorite characters: I really loved [2002’s] The Good Girl. Rachel on Friends, I owe everything to her. But I also loved Dr. Julia in Horrible Bosses . Those three mean a lot to me.
Awesome, but hey, Jennifer, do you think you could tell us about that one sitcom you were on back in the 90′s? What was that show called again?
February 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Emily
You know what this is? It’s a ring. That says ‘Justin‘. As in ‘Theroux’. Who is wearing it, and not because he’s such a ditz that he often forgets his own name and needs a reminder. Nope, he’s wearing it because
Jennifer Aniston is making him under penalty of public breakdown it’s a symbol of his and Jennifer Aniston’s undying love for one another. Yup. She’s even got one to match, and hers is aptly screams ‘Jennifer‘. See?:
The two were photographed on the red carpet for their new movie, Wanderlust, which also stars Paul Rudd. Who is completely hot, but this is neither the time nor the place to discuss such frivolity – not when we’ve got Jennifer “6th Grade” Aniston making her boyfriend wear a ring that I owned in 8th grade. Mine said ‘Sarah’ though, and if, for some reason, I found it necessary to buy matching rings for my boyfriend and myself (which I didn’t because first, I was in 8th grade and who’s got 8th grade money like that?, and two, because I’m not a possessive weirdo) I’d make sure he wore the ring that said MY name, whereas I’d wear the ring that said HIS name. Because that’d just make sense. We remember ‘sense’, don’t we?
I don’t know what these guys have up their sleeves, or if they’re considering this a pre-pre-engagement ring, but I do know that it might be one of the tackiest things I’ve ever seen in life. Nice move, Jen. You f-cking cheeseball.
February 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
“She’s the most adorable little cookie you’ve ever seen. She looks like she just smoked an exploding cigar. … I understand the curiosity, but other than saying I am happy, I am not going to indulge it. That’s building your own torture device.”
This would be Justin Theroux talking about his dog in the first half of that quote – and yes, I know, it would have been a hell of a lot funnier if he was talking about his girlfriend or, you know, ‘that chick who makes him happy’, Jennifer Aniston. The second part, though, is definitely about her. Or maybe it’s about his dog still. I don’t know. Please don’t ask me to fathom the mind of a man who’d willingly get involved with someone like Jennifer Aniston. It’s like those dudes who hook up with Taylor Swift even though they know she’s going to write a big, nasty song about how mean they are and how all of their subsequent girlfriends are hos and stuff. I mean, he’s just asking for it, even though he’s not asking for it by saying he’s not indulging it – read: asking for it.
What do you guys think of Justin Theroux? Think he’s an OK guy? Think he’s good for Jennifer Aniston? Moreover, think he’s going to marry Jennifer Aniston eventually or just hide behind cryptic quotes like “I’m happy”?
February 14, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Ready? Set? Bug your eyes out, flare your nostrils, and slightly part your lips. Got it? Good. Then you’ve got Jennifer Aniston‘s signature face that is seen somewhere in every. single. photo shoot. ever. Congratulations!
So here are a few choice quotes from Jen’s latest interview with InStyle magazine, and if you can also say “vanilla” along with the above facial contortionist accomplishment, then you probably are Jennifer Aniston. And if that’s the case, lay off lady. I have good lawyers, too, and last I checked, it’s a free country. We’re still allowed to say what we want to a certain extent, right?
In the interview, Jen talks about her life’s second passion (no, “not” her boyfriend, “directing), a Greek cooking trick that she’s not sharing, and probably ending up a crazy cat-lady recluse because she says that leaving the house is a risk.
Jennifer on her inherited culinary skills:
“I’d love to say I’m an accomplished cook, but I don’t have any signature dishes. I’m good at breakfast – I make great eggs. My father gave me a little recipe. It’s all in the seasoning. But it’s a Greek secret. I won’t give it away!”
Jennifer on what she finds to be the public’s most annoying preconception:
“Which one? There are so many. I would say the triangle with my ex-husband – and that there’s a feud there. It’s constant. It’s a story headline that won’t go away, but it’s a money thing – [people make money off] a story that has nothing to do with reality.”
On copying every current boyfriend’s style (yes, EVERY. Don’t you remember when Brad Pitt went all hippie-chic a few years back and to complement his style, Jen donned dreadlocks for awhile):
“First of all, he [boyfriend Justin Theroux] has great style – it’s very specific, and it has been his style forever. Has it influenced mine? No, but I know people say it has.’Oh, look, you’re dressing alike.’ And I think, no I’m not. I’ve had this jacket for three years!”
Sure. It’s just that she hadn’t worn it ’til she realized that it matched her boyfriend’s.
Jennifer on what she’d do if she ever left acting (ahem, Angelina Jolie):
“Directing. I was very proud of producing and directing for the beautiful project ‘Five.’ Or I’d love to be a dermatologist. I’d be so obsessive about it. I’m fascinated by skin, products, and lasers. I go on the Internet and read all about it. I call it ‘laser porn.’”
Jennifer on risk-taking and paranoia and what her life’s biggest risk has been up to this point:
“I’m not sure. Just walking out of the house can be a risk!”
So, there you have it, ladies and gents. I’m waiting and wondering when we’re going to get a real, honest, candid interview from Jennifer Aniston, but I’m afraid this is it. In this case, what you see really is what you get, and if that’s a disappointment to you, let me tell you – you’re not alone.
Hey. At least she’s photogenic, right? That’s got to count for something in this business, doesn’t it?
February 6, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
No, no – we don’t wish that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis would snap it off (generally). But in light of all of the lost love in the world, we decided to compile a list of 5 couples that we wish the ultimate demise upon: the big breakup. What with Seal and Heidi Klum calling it quits, and Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (and, of course, you can’t forget – sniff, sniff – Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries), we thought it prudent to really stick it to those who deserve it, rather than those who should just be together for the rest of their lives for the public’s sake.
In no particular order, The List:
#5 – Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison
OK, no one’s going to disagree with me on this one, right? Their relationship, frankly speaking, is weird and unnatural and honestly, pretty damn gross. Not that I, you know, sit around and fantasize about celebrities having sex (I do have other things to do, my friends), but even trying to think about these two in the sack takes my appetite away. And that’s a hard, hard thing to do these days, guys.
#4 – Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes
Because, duh. Who wants to continue seeing these two sucking face all over chic European countries and West Coast bistros? Not this girl, that’s for damn sure. Ryan needs to go back to his roots of down-home sweetness and women with genteel manners and … I don’t know, f-cking hoop skirts or something. Eva Mendes is just not where all that is at.
#3 – Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
I don’t know about you guys, but it seems to me that Jennifer only dates a high-ish profile man is when she’s in the throes of promoting one of her films. As far as I know, she doesn’t have anything important coming down the line as of yet, so I fully expect these two to completely drop off the radar sometime in 2012. Plus, Jennifer Aniston is just (more) annoying (than usual) when she’s dating anyone, really. Sorry, girl, but some people just aren’t meant to be.
*Image courtesy of Celebuzz
#2 – Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart
Again, I don’t want to wish ill upon anyone and their, you know, “true love that transcends age, generation, and backup dancer syndrome,” but this is just silly. I realize that J. Lo is a big girl and can string along a young kid if she wants, throwing money at him all the while like she’s the female P. Diddy, but they’ve only been dating for something like weeks now and I’m already sick of hearing about them. Go and celebrate and get married and disappear forever, guys, or break the hell up and get off my mind.
#1 – Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
I don’t know, is it in poor taste to wish relational demise upon a woman who’s expecting a child? I don’t think so, considering who she’s with. I’m not a big Kardashian-lover as it is, but if there’s anyone who’s bad news, it’s the American Psycho-looking Scott Disick, who always seems to be just one mildly angry outburst away from relapsing into full-blown alcoholism and mirror-smashing. You wanna raise your kiddos around a ticking time-bomb, Kourt? I sure wouldn’t.
What about you guys – anyone in Hollywood you’d like to see cut their ties this year? Anyone on this list you hope lasts, you know, forever and ever?