Jennifer Aniston: ‘I’ve been doing fart jokes for a long time, which I love’

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It’s always a good awards season when Brangelina comes to play, but this year is going to be extra-special because Jennifer Aniston is also coming to play. And while we can joke about how Jennifer is setting herself up to fail, the truth is… her money, her hustle and her connections are already playing a big part in how her “Oscar chances” are being framed. Like, no one really thinks she’s going to get an Oscar nomination, but Jennifer is being included in all of these conversations. It’s looking like she’ll probably get nominated for a Golden Globe and maybe a Spirit Award. And then she’ll parlay the “buzz” into an Oscar-presenter gig, won’t she? Thus fulfilling the In Touch Weekly prophecy.

One of Aniston’s latest “prestige” promotional moments came from the LA Times. The LAT is doing something new for this year’s Oscar season – they’ve teamed with Epix to do “roundtable” actress and actor discussions. And they included Aniston is a roundtable with Emily Blunt, Shailene Woodley, Jessica Chastain and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The stuff won’t air until December 8th, but CB watched a preview and she sent me this transcript about Aniston’s labor of love (CAKE!).

“I’m always trying to find the great small roles, the stronger more slice of life more complex and I’ve been doing fart jokes for a long time, which I love immensely. So I think it does allow you to sort of take care of business and then you can spend the time with these little labors of love, which I’ve learned sometimes you have to create for yourself.”

[From LAT, Epix via People Now, aired 11-20-14]

Fart jokes?! Aniston is totally moving in on Jennifer Lawrence’s territory. I actually think this is a real possibility – Aniston sees how J-Law is considered the newest (Dorito-fart-covered) America’s Sweetheart and Aniston’s like, “Damn, I need to get in on that.” Because while Jennifer is known for comedy, I really don’t associate her with bathroom humor. She hasn’t done that much of it, really?

Oh, and this week, Aniston did a joint GMA interview with Jason Bateman. Bateman brings out the best in her – they’re funny together (it’s mostly him) but she just seems very loose around him. Also: that hairstyle is awful! It ages her. As does that blouse.

Last thing – Jennifer, Jason Bateman and Dustin Hoffman are all going to be on Graham Norton this weekend. Here in America, we won’t get it on BBC America until next weekend though.

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Jennifer Aniston Works The Red Carpet For ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Premiere (Love It Or Hate It?)

Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in HollywoodOne thing I’ve noticed about Jennifer Aniston: she doesn’t seem to be a fan of the glamour look that so many actresses favor for the red carpet. She’s the epitome of California’s casual chic. Sometimes, however, I think it makes the red carpet a bit of a struggle for her. Here she is at the ‘Horrible Bosses 2‘ premiere. RELATED: Watch Jennifer Aniston in ‘Cake.’

Jennifer opted for a flirty little dress and wore her hair up in a ponytail. On one hand, this is a fun look. And, of course, she’d look gorgeous in a paper bag. Yet… I can’t help but wondering… perhaps Jennifer bears a little too close of a resemblance to a barmaid or something?

A gorgeous barmaid, but a barmaid, nonetheless. I think it’s the flared skirt paired with that ruffle top that gives me that impression. There’s no question she has the body for the dress! I’m just not sure if this is what I’d pick for her. That was my first impression upon seeing the pictures. As I look at them more, I think her look is growing on me… I’m so indecisive – LOL.

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Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
Jennifer Aniston at Horrible Bosses 2 Premiere in Hollywood
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'Horrible Bosses 2' Los Angeles Premiere
'Horrible Bosses 2' Los Angeles Premiere
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Jennifer Aniston in Zuhair Murad at the ‘HB2′ LA premiere: dated or adorable?

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Is anyone really looking forward to seeing Horrible Bosses 2? I have my doubts, although I know some people thought the first movie was pretty funny. Still, the second one seems rather… unnecessary. The film is currently tracking at 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, and Lainey keeps calling HB2 the “Norbit” in Jennifer Aniston’s “Oscar campaign.” Even though Aniston is front-and-center during the HB2 promotion, if the film does badly or it’s just a critical failure, I doubt she’ll have to wear it.

Anyway, these are some photos from last night’s LA premiere. I’m only including a couple of photos of Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Chris Pine, just because… I don’t know. They’re not very fashiony. I could write some lengthy diatribe about Pine’s hair (IT IS AWFUL) but that won’t solve anything!

Jennifer wore this black-and-white Zuhair Murad and some surprisingly good Louboutins. Her dangly diamond earrings are Jennifer Meyer (Tobey Maguire’s wife and go-to jewelry designer for Aniston and her friends). As for the Murad… I really don’t like it. This isn’t one of those situations where it would look better on a different woman either. This is just a crappy, dated, ill-fitting mess of a dress. The top part is 1980s bachelorette party and the bottom half is 1980s prom (mullet skirt!!!). And to top it off, her teased ponytail looks… interesting, let’s say. Jennifer is like Duchess Kate: we have to praise her on those rare occasions when she wears her hair back, so let’s just be happy it’s not flying around in her face.

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Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen at the LA ‘Wild’ premiere: lovely or blah?

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Here are some photos of last night’s LA premiere of Wild, Reese Witherspoon’s “Oscar hopeful.” Reese has a much better chance at getting an Oscar nomination than Jennifer Aniston, actually. Reese has made it to most Best Actress shortlists. I’m including photos of Reese, Wild author Cheryl Strayed and Laura Dern. Dern plays Reese’s mom in the movie.

I’m also including some close-ups of Reese’s absolutely GREAT jewelry p0rn. I’m not sure if that rock is her engagement ring plus some eternity bands or if she borrowed those jewels, but they are great. Her sapphire earrings are amazing too. Reese’s dress is Zac Posen and she’s wearing nude Louboutins. I’m not really into the dress, but it’s alright. Is it just me or does Reese’s bust look…larger? Padding or bolt-ons?

Meanwhile, Reese took part in this year’s THR Actress Roundtable, which was just a roundtable of white ladies. Seriously, there are no notable women of color in film this year? The roundtable featured Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Jones and more. You can read THR’s coverage here, I haven’t read the whole thing yet, I confess. During the discussion, the conversation came around to Renee Zellweger’s new face, Reese piped up:

The sprawling conversation covered interesting ground, and the actresses touched on a few hot-button Hollywood issues, including Renée Zellweger, who was the victim of disturbingly harsh criticism last month after some Internet users suggested that the actress’s face appeared different.

“It’s cruel and rude and disrespectful,” Witherspoon said of the Internet’s criticism of Zellweger. “It bothers me immensely . . . I know this is so Pollyanna of me, but why—and it’s particularly women—why do they have to tear women down? And why do we have to tear other women down to build another woman up? . . . Like, this one looks great without her makeup but that one doesn’t look good without her makeup, and it’s all just a judgment and assault that I don’t—look, men are prey to it as well. I just don’t think it’s with the same sort of ferocity.”

[From Vanity Fair]

As CB and I both said at the time, it was absolutely human nature to simply NOTICE that Renee has a new face. I say it’s human nature to comment on it too, like “Wow, she’s had some work done.” Renee’s old face made her a very rich woman and she won tons of awards because of her stellar acting. Her old face was part of her brand, and she messed with her brand when she changed her face (and then blatantly lied about it). I think falling back on some kind of “that’s sexist!!!” argument IS Pollyanna. It’s the new thing that so many celebrity women are doing now – they think crying sexism is a magic wand they can wave over a conversation to shut down legitimate conversation/criticism of their behavior. And if any of you disagree with me, that’s SO SEXIST.

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Jason Bateman Upset About Not Being People’s Sexiest Man Alive Feel Good Video Of The Day

Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'Now of course this is all in good fun, which is why I’m posting it as our “Feel Good Video of the Day.” It’s funny. Jason Bateman has a lot going on with the upcoming release of his new movie ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ so he stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ He told Jimmy Kimmel that he thought he’d been booked on the show last night because he thought he had been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive ;). RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel responds to social media speculation about Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Friends’ reunion.

Jason wasn’t happy about learning that Chris Hemsworth was People’s Sexiest Man Alive for 2014. He even said he thought the ‘Thor’ star looked “puffy.” Watch his interview with Jimmy below. Of course, again, this is a joke, just like Jennifer Aniston’s “reunion” with ‘Friends’ co-stars Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow (some people thought she was genuinely surprised by it, believe it or not). Jason was looking upbeat when he made his way into the studios, wasn’t he?

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Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
Jason Bateman Making An Appearance On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
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Jennifer Aniston is ‘flattered’ that her ‘Cake’ performance is getting Oscar buzz

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As we discussed yesterday, Jennifer Aniston had a small screening for her “Oscar hopeful” film, Cake, on Sunday in NYC. As I’ve said before, I half-admire Jennifer’s hustle for Cake. I’ve written “Oscar hopeful” in front of Cake so many times, I’m almost starting to believe it! She’s really going out of her way to rustle up some “buzz” for her performance. The problem is that she’s the only one who thinks she should get an Oscar nomination. No studio wanted to buy Cake and no one wanted to distribute it, which is why Jennifer is basically paying for her Oscar campaign out of pocket. So it’s less an Oscar campaign and more of exercise in LOOK AT ME, I DID A SERIOUS MOVIE. OSCAR BUZZ OSCAR BUZZ. Thankfully, some media outlets are willing to play along:

Sure, Jennifer Aniston stripped down for her latest role – but it’s her dramatic turn on the big screen we’re talking about. The actress, 45, is already earning Oscar buzz for her turn in Cake, in which she plays a mourner suffering chronic pain.

“It was a just a wonderfully beautiful story of a woman in extraordinary pain, living through an unthinkable trauma,” Aniston told PEOPLE at InStyle and The Cinema Society’s Sunday premiere of the indie film in New York City.

And while her character is battling demons, “I also found her quite humorous and quite endearing,” says Aniston. “You have empathy for the character.”

The Friends alum says she was ready for the role’s change of pace from her presumed persona – not that it was easy.

“That was a challenge for me. How do we tell this story without having everyone hate her?” Aniston says. “I actually loved her. But the movie has a beautiful way of unfolding itself without giving the story away and allowing the audience to go with the journey as it’s being told.”

As for the early awards season whispers? Aniston is surprised, saying (with a laugh) she’s “flattered” and that she reacts to the buzz “awkwardly and stutteringly.”

The actress later celebrated the film at a Grey Goose-sponsored fête at Jimmy at The James New York, where fiancé Justin Theroux joined her.

“It ticked all the boxes that an actor dreams of,” Aniston added to reporters of the role.

[From People]

Her talking points have gotten better, haven’t they? I’m glad she’s not still using that “it was so dreamy and empowering to go without makeup” line. Let’s see, what else? She spoke to E! about her research for the role, blah. They also asked her about her Thanksgiving plans and she said: “Family tradition, the dinner—turkey dinner. Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. I used to bring the spanakopita and the dolmades, but I’m not doing that. My grandmother’s recipe takes me about seven hours.” There’s not much of a Greek community where I live, so I had no idea what those words meant. It turns out spanakopita is a savory pastry with feta cheese (GROSS) and spinach. Dolmades are something something stuffed in olive leaves. It does sound super-complicated now that I’m looking at the recipes. I had no idea that Jennifer actually knows how to make traditional Greek food. I assumed she would be the one to just bring a bottle of Bombay Sapphire to the gathering and call it a day.

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Jennifer Aniston in a little plaid dress at NYC ‘Cake’ screening: cute or blah?

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Far be it from me to add more kindling to Uncool Bermuda Triangle fire, but I think it’s incredibly odd that Jennifer Aniston did a screening of Cake last night, just hours before Angelina Jolie’s worldwide premiere of Unbroken in Australia. The Unbroken premiere has been on the books for a few months now (we’ll have photos in a bit). Jennifer only recently got a distributor for Cake – and she basically just bought it herself and she’s going to be financing her own Oscar campaign – so is she trying to steal The Leg’s thunder? Deep thoughts on a Monday, I know. Perhaps it’s just a quirk of timing. Perhaps.

Anyway, for the screening last night, Jennifer wore this plaid dress which is A) too short and B) too big in her waist. So when she walks or does anything, the dress rides up and gives her the appearance of a baby bump. She’s not pregnant, people. She just wanted to look bumpy and/or show off her legs. I’m also including some photos of Jennifer earlier in the day (Sunday) – I like that outfit so much more. Great jeans, great boots (I think the boots came to the screening too), and just a better look overall. Is the coat the same? No, I don’t think so. Both coats are nice though. Jennifer’s always had pretty good coat game.

Once again, just like for the Horrible Bosses 2 premiere in London, Justin Theroux was around (somewhere) for the screening, but she didn’t walk the carpet with him. She didn’t appear with him until the afterparty.

So, what do you think? Did The Hair steal The Leg’s thunder?

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Reese Witherspoon Goes Au Naturel For ‘Wild’

reese witherspoon in wild 2Move over, Jennifer Aniston: you aren’t the only A-lister who ditched makeup for the big screen! Here’s Reese Witherspoon in ‘Wild.’ She also went au naturel for the camera. RELATED; Why did Reese Witherspoon bare all for ‘Wild’?

If this clip is any indication, the filmmakers aren’t going to be shy about using voiceovers. I can understand that: Reese’s character is hiking by herself. There isn’t another character to provide the chance for dialogue! Based on the interviews, it sounds like this movie will intersperse Reese’s character hiking the trail with flashback scenes from what happened in her past. That’s the impression I get, but I could be completely off base. Either way, I’m going to see ‘Wild’ on the big screen! Are you?

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Olivia Wilde Supports Jason Sudekis At ‘Horrible Bosses 2′ Premiere

"Horrible Bosses 2" - UK PremiereJennifer Aniston wasn’t the only one rocking a LBD on the red carpet for the UK premiere of ‘Horrible Bosses.’ Olivia Wilde had her own sexy take on the red carpet staple. Jason Sudekis stars in ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ so she was out there supporting her man :). RELATED: Olivia Wilde dishes on breastfeeding and work.

Olivia looks fantastic. She’s obviously gotten back in shape after giving birth to son Otis last spring. Are you a fan of her dress?

I wonder if Olivia and Jason brought the baby with him or left him at home in NYC. It probably depends on how long they’re going to be abroad. Flying a baby across the pond for just a couple of days can be so disruptive to his schedule! Besides, Olivia and Jason could probably use some couple-time. Newborns can make it difficult to get much of that.

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"Horrible Bosses 2" - UK Premiere
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Jennifer Aniston Watch Her In ‘Cake’ (Video)

jennifer aniston in cakeRight now, Jennifer Aniston is busy promoting the raunchy comedy ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ but Oscar buzz continues to swirl about her performance in ‘Cake.’ Here’s a clip of her in the movie. RELATED: Jennifer Aniston felt “empowered” going without makeup in ‘Cake.’

In ‘Cake’ Jennifer plays a woman who’s badly injured in a car accident. She’s left with scars and terrible pain that lead her to taking painkillers. Her character becomes addicted to the painkillers. It’s actually not an uncommon situation, sadly.

If this clip is any indication, then Jennifer didn’t pass up the opportunity to dive into this meaty character. It looks like she’s really struggling. Warning: there’s a little bit of swearing at the end of this clip, so it’s NSFW, and you may not want the little ones listening in. Do you want to see ‘Cake’? It’s scheduled to get a limited release in December, so it’ll qualify for the Oscars, with a wider release in January.

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