“Deadline” — Here is a fresh movie package that will stir up some pre-July 4th fireworks among studios. Julia Roberts is set and Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, and Jason Sudeikis are in negotiations for Mother’s Day, a ensemble film that Garry Marshall is set to direct from a script by Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander. The pic tells intertwining stories about the lives of several mothers as the title holiday approaches. It is the latest in Marshall’s holiday movie series that began with New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day, both of which were made by New Line. The package is going out to buyers from CAA this evening.
The film will be produced by Wayne Rice, Gulfstream Pictures’ Mike Karz, and Kevin Frakes of PalmStar Media, which is financing the film, with Palmstar’s Ankur Rungta exec producing. All of this is moving very quickly, as the film will begin production in August. It marks a re-team between Roberts and Marshall, who worked together on hit Pretty Woman, the film that launched Roberts to become the highest paid star of her era.
CAA, which represents Roberts, Aniston, Hudson, and Sudeikis, will represent the film’s domestic distribution rights. Roberts is also represented by Engelman & Company and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman. Marshall is also represented by ICM Partners and RPMedia’s Rick Nicita at RPMedia. Aniston and Sudeikis are also represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Hudson is also represented by Untitled, Nicita, Jackoway Tyerman.
I’ll let you know where this lands as soon as I hear it, but it won’t take long.
“People” — If you are hoping to follow Jennifer Aniston on Twitter soon, don’t hold your breath.
The actress, 46, tried her hand at social media last month when she took over her beauty company Living Proof’s Instagram account and said it was not a pleasant experience.
“I was so stressed out, sweating bullets,” she tells PEOPLE. “It was too much pressure. For these Kardashians, it’s a career!”
She’s also worried about the effect social media is having on the younger generation.
“Kids aren’t speaking to each other anymore,” says the Aveeno spokeswoman. “I was with friends of ours from Vermont and their two kids don’t have an iPhone or an iPad. They were 9 and 12 and were the most interesting young adults. Seeing other kids on their [phones] all the time, it makes me sad.”
But that doesn’t mean she won’t indulge in a little Kardashian viewing now and then.
“I sadly am very much interested in the Kardashian-Jenner thing,” Aniston says. “That’s a guilty pleasure for sure.”
And her thoughts on the recent Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover?
“I thought it was beautiful.”
For more on PEOPLE’s exclusive interview with Jennifer Aniston, check out this week’s issue on newsstands Friday
“Forbes” — From anyone else, the admission that plenty of water and sleep are the best way to attain a glowing complexion tends to elicit an automatic eye roll. But when Jennifer Aniston mentions—without any hint of pretense—that it’s the best beauty secret she has in her arsenal, I find myself nodding along in agreement (never mind that she can’t see me over the phone).
Of course, hydration and rest are just the cornerstones of the actress and Aveeno spokeswoman’s routine, which she rattles off in full during our call. The list, which echoes her easy aesthetic, includes a tightly edited skincare regimen, rotating workout options and a tendency toward moderation.
Below, our chat on all things beauty, from budget bar soaps to slightly pricier infrared saunas.
On her daily beauty routine:
“It’s actually quite simple, the routine—and it’s been pretty much the same routine for a long time, since I’m a creature of habit. I wash my face with my Neutrogena Cleansing Bar, and then I usually use a toner, whatever toner of the month I’m using. And serum, depending on what serum I’m using at the time. And then I use my Aveeno Daily Radiance Moisturizer, which has SPF 15—I usually mix into that the Aveeno sunscreen 30. So I mix them together and put them on my face; psychologically, it doesn’t make me feel like I’m loading on layers and layers of cream. That’s about it!”
On her go-to summer makeup look:
“I’ve been taking a break from the sun for the last couple years, and that might be a permanent one. So I usually do a bronzer of some sort and then a light eye and a rosy lip—a rosy-plummy kind of lip or a nude lip. My makeup’s pretty basic.”
On her fitness favorites:
“I actually have an injury so I haven’t been able to run, which I love more than anything—it’s what makes me feel like I get a really good workout. But I’ve also been loving the barre method lately, mixed in with spinning. I just like to mix things up, and also I really love an infrared sauna; it just allows for such beautiful, glowing skin and cell rejuvenation and detoxification. It even helps with weight loss and relaxation.”
On dieting fads:
“It’s really important, moderation. I don’t think crash diets are good. They’re all fads, whether it be the bulletproof coffee, paleo…they’re all versions of the same thing. Cutting out complex carbs is always a good thing, but I think you should always be able to have your pasta now and then, if you want it. If you’re healthy—you work out and you don’t overindulge in sugar or alcohol—you’re great.”
On social media & the Aveeno Unscripted Beauty campaign:
“I’m not a part of social media, so I get to relieve myself of that pressure. But it’s a great thing, this campaign. Everything doesn’t have a script, and things happen. The wonderful things are the mistakes that happen, the unplanned moments. That could be anything from your beautiful moment with your dogs that make you laugh…your kids, or the sunset or running into someone. Natural beauty—I think it means your beauty. For me, it means loving what you have and what you’ve been given. This society right now is very focused on youth and some sort of perfection, and chasing that is absolutely exhausting and unattainable.”
On the best beauty secret she’s learned:
“Honestly, and I’ve said it: it’s sleep, and water water water water water! Those are the two key ingredients.”
“Yahoo” — Last year, I had the opportunity to interview the amazing Jennifer Aniston. It was one of my first big celebrity interviews and I was actually a little nervous. But I didn’t need to be. Jennifer is the opposite of a guarded star and she made it all totally easy. She couldn’t be more fun and open. I loved that she didn’t hold back, talking candidly about why she wished her friends would stop doing injectables, how her fiancé, Justin Theroux, would feel if she went under the knife, and why she thinks aging is a positive not a negative. So I could not have been happier to get the chance to continue the conversation. Aniston is a spokesperson for Aveeno and promoting their new Unscripted Beauty campaign, which celebrates life’s messy, unscripted moments. This time around we talked about why she’s happier now than in her 20s, the latest technology she’s using to look great, and tequila.
Bobbi Brown: Hey Jen, how are you? It’s so nice to talk to you again.
Jennifer Aniston: It’s nice to talk to you, too! That was a great conversation we had. Was that a year ago?
Yes, and it was definitely the highlight of my year. I was pretty blown away with all the pickup from the interview. The things you said — you were so candid and truthful. It was incredible.
I’m so glad! That’s what happens when you are in a really great conversation with someone. You don’t feel like you’ve got a gun to your head and you are answering questions, like interviews can feel sometimes.
When you said you weren’t going to “inject s*** into your face” that went viral because women need to hear that it’s OK to not look like that.
Not only is it OK, it’s better. It just doesn’t help. It’s a slippery, slippery slope. And like we were saying before, they just start to lose perspective, it’s their new normal, so it’s a hard one to come back from.
How do you deal with it growing up in front of the public from your early 20s?
Maybe because ignorance is bliss, but I don’t feel much different than I felt in my 20s, except I feel physically better. I also love myself more. That’s the most beautiful thing that reflects out is inner confidence and inner sort of love. Our generation knows what we should put in our bodies, and that we shouldn’t be trashcans putting all sorts of crap in there. We know all the benefits of eating organic fruits and clean foods. We learned that smoking and sugar are the enemy. Our generation knows these things. We knew to take care of our skin from an early age. We also have all these technologies that come out. There are things that we can do to avoid any drastic, clown-making looks — microcurrents and stuff that keeps you exercising your muscles in your face. There are 83 muscles in your face, from what I understand.
Who knew? I know we share a passion for exercise. I love to try everything. I just left this slow burn class — it’s a half hour where you do the heaviest weights you can do, and the trick is to go as slow as you possibly can with the heaviest weights. What are you into these days when it comes to fitness?
Usually, my love is running. I like to do a good trifecta, where I do the bike for 15 minutes, elliptical for 15, and then I run for 15. On the elliptical I kind of do sprints for 90 seconds, take it back to a jog for 30 seconds, and do intervals for the last minutes. Then I mix a day of yoga. Lately, because of my injury, I’ve only been able to do Barre method. Boy, I forgot how much that really hurts and kicks your butt.
Yes it does. By the way, I loved your movie “Cake.” I thought it was so powerful, and you look so beautiful without makeup.
I actually thought she was, too. It was so fabulous not to wear a lick of anything. At first I was, of course, a little terrified to be out on the streets knowing I might get a photo taken and no one knows you’re doing it for a movie. But it felt so amazing. Even this one scene, when I actually did put on makeup to make an effort, I hated it. Even the director of production was like, “I like you so much better without makeup.”
You are lucky, you have beautiful skin.
Yes, that is a blessing. I’m really good with my skin. I think it’s the luck of having a mom who was a model and was always obsessed with her skin. She always taught me to moisturize and wash my face every night, drink lots of water. It’s probably been the same routine since I was a kid. I use a Neutrogena face cleaning bar, then I use the Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer. Every once in a while, I bring in some toners or serums from my facialist. And did you see the new products from Living Proof?
I love them, especially for the beach. I don’t know if I have the newest ones, but they have been really incredible for my hair.
Night Cap is my new favorite one. It’s amazing. You put it in your hand and it looks like a cream. At first, I was like, “Why am I going to put cream in my hair at night and ruin the sheets?” But as it turns out your hair absorbs it, it wakes up fuller and bouncy and shiny.
So, what’s next? What would you do if you had the opportunity to create any kind of product or category?
I would like to do a lifestyle thing, for people who struggle with dieting. I could just make anything for a diet taste delicious.
Are you a good cook?
Yes, I’m a good alchemist. I can mix certain things together that are all very healthy, but you don’t feel like you’re depriving yourself in any way.
Is there a cookbook?
I’m working on it!
That’s amazing. So you’re doing more, I am trying to do less. Do you ever relax?
I try! The minute I stop working and I’m relaxing and I’m doing what I beg for, which is to have a break, I want to start working again.
Well, that’s good for the rest of us who get to watch your movies. So nice talking to you, Jen. We have to to meet in person.
We really have to! One of these days when I get to New York, I’ll find you and we’ll grab some… find a Mexican restaurant.
No chips! We will order slices of cucumber with avocado and have a tequila.
What’s your favorite brand of tequila?
I love Patrón. I also love Don Julio 1942 as a nice sipping tequila. It’s so yummy, it has a little sweetness to it, which I usually don’t like. Justin actually makes the perfect margarita with it, because there’s no agave, no sugar, no mix. It’s pure tequila, lime juice, a squinch of Cointreau. It’s delicious.
That’s how I drink it, too. I haven’t tried the Cointreau, but I put fresh lime because I figure it’s cleaning my liver as I’m drinking the tequila. (laughs)
That’s exactly correct, as your tequila is killing the bacteria in your gut.
Perfect. Let’s definitely do that. Loved talking to you Jen.
Thanks so much Bobbi. Can’t wait. Bye hon.
“Deadline” — Jennifer Aniston (Cake, We’re The Millers), Sienna Miller (American Sniper, Foxcatcher) David Oyelowo (Best Picture nominee Selma), Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Lego Movie) Kerry Washington (Scandal, She Hate Me) and John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Saturday Night Fever) are the latest to join the list of presenters for the 87th Oscars. There’ll be more of these announcements as we get closer to the big day, so stay tuned. ABC will air the 87th Oscars live on Sunday, February 22.
Jennifer Aniston stuns in a black jumpsuit while attending the 2015 Santa Barbara Film Festival held at the Arlington Theater on Friday evening (January 30) in Santa Barbara, California. She attended the festival to accept the Montecito Award for her acting career. You can check out 674 medium and high quality photos of Jennifer at the film festival in our photo gallery. Enjoy and have fun browsing through all the gorgeous photos of Jen!
Public Appearances > 2015 > Jan 30: 30th Santa Barbara Film Festival – Montecito Award – Arrivals
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Public Appearances > 2015 > Jan 30: 30th Santa Barbara Film Festival – The Dom Perignon Lounge
Eddie Redmayne stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and shared a story about his encounter with Jennifer at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards this past Sunday. This isn’t particularly ‘news,’ but I figured I’d share because I thought it was a hilarious story. You can read the article below or watch the video interview on YouTube!
“E! Online” — Eddie Redmayne isn’t one of those actors who is too cool to get starstruck.
In fact, on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Oscar nominee and Theory of Everything star said he feels “like a kid in a candy store” at all the celeb-packed awards shows he’s been frequenting lately. The 33-year-old Brit added that it’s “endlessly exciting” and “completely surreal” coming face to face with “all these people you’ve long admired.”
Of course, some celebrity encounters are more exciting than others. Eddie recalled the “pretty breathtaking” moment at the SAG Awards when Julia Roberts presented him his Best Actor award. “My dad’s favorite film is Pretty Woman, so I think as a kid, at a pretty inappropriate age, I was watching Pretty Woman,” he said. “So, this moment happens when your name gets read out and it’s such an extraordinary euphoria and it’s kind of white noise and it all kind of goes into a blur, and then suddenly, there I was sort of hugging Julia Roberts, and then I was meant to be articulate. All I could think of was, ‘I want to tell my dad!'”
The father and son later “had a long conversation” about Eddie’s meeting with Julia, he said with a laugh.
Sometimes, though, celebrity encounters don’t happen on their own, and in those situations, Eddie’s not afraid to take matters into his own hands! “My wife and I love Friends,” he began. “We saw Jennifer Aniston at a party, and we were just incredibly inappropriate. We so wanted to meet her that we just sort of literally stalked about four meters behind her for an entire evening.”
“And eventually, she was sort of like, ‘OK?’ and we got to meet her,” he said.
So…was Jen equally excited to meet Eddie and his wife, Hannah Bagshawe, or was she annoyed? Maybe even a little freaked out? Watch the clip above to find out!
In the midst of all the “Cake” promotion, the first trailer for Jennifer’s new indie comedy film “She’s Funny That Way,” directed by Oscar-nominated Peter Bogdanovich, was released earlier today. The film follows a married Broadway director (Owen Wilson) who falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career. It also stars Imogen Poots, Lucy Punch, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Cybill Shepherd, Michael Shannon and Tatum O’Neal. You can check out the full trailer below. Enjoy!
Jennifer Aniston stopped by “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Thursday evening (January 22) in New York City to promote her new film “Cake.” You can check out the full 7-minute interview below, as well as 145 medium and high quality arrival photos and 330 high definition screen captures of Jennifer from the interview. I hope you guys enjoy the interview and browsing through all the new photos!
Public Appearances > Events from 2015 > Jan 22: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” – Arrivals
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Jennifer Aniston stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night (January 21) for an appearance to promote her new film “Cake,” which hits theaters January 23rd, 2015. In the first clip, Jimmy asks Jennifer why he’s not invited on her arts and crafts-filled vacations with Howard Stern, Jimmy Kimmel and fiancé Justin Theroux and in the second clip, Jennifer expresses an interest in interviewing herself, so she and Jimmy swap mouths and end up in a debate over if the New England Patriots or Seattle Seahawks will win the Super Bowl. Both are hilarious clips and totally worth the watch. You can also browse through 456 high definition screen captures of Jennifer from the interview. Enjoy!
Screen Captures > Talk Shows > 2015 > Jan 21: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”