Jennifer Aniston is preparing to say “I do” to fiance Justin Theroux soon, and she’s not letting the stress of wedding planning get to her. The 44-year-old star is turning to yoga as a way to combat pre-wedding stress, according to E! Online.
Between filming her latest action flick, set for release in 2014, and preparing for her nuptials, it’s been a busy year for Aniston. But despite the many demands in her life, Aniston’s yoga practice allows her to stay calm and centered.
“Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly,” Aniston told E! News. “It’s like meditation. It sort of just allows anything that’s coming at you at the end of the day to be kind of doable.”
Aniston has long been a yoga devotee: She said that the practice “changed her life,” and told Marie Claire Australia that she feels off-center when she can’t do yoga.
Earlier this month, Aniston stepped out to celebrate the launch of “Yogalosophy: 28 Days To The Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover,” written by her friend and yoga instructor Mandy Ingber. The instructor says that yoga helps Aniston maintain a healthy work-life balance.
“Part of why Jennifer looks so awesome is her balance. She’s a balance of having strength, being toned, and being lean — beautiful but natural,” Ingber told Shape Magazine of working with the star. “She works hard, but you also see her taking care of herself. She’s a career woman and a relationship person.”
Jennifer Aniston is speaking out about something most gals (and guys!) can relate to: bad hair days.
Although she’s known for her perfect golden locks, the actress swears she’s had quite a few.
“We used to have to put mousse in it, we’ve had to put beach spray in it, we’ve had to put all this stuff,” she says in a new video produced by Living Proof. “It would take hours to get texture without frizz. It took forever!”
Indeed, apparently 93 percent of gals feel you, Jen. “Only seven percent of women say they are happy with their hair,” Allure’s executive editor Kristin Perrotta confirms.
But that’s not stopping the newly engaged actress. “You should be able to have a good hair day every day. It shouldn’t be that hard,” she says.
So, to help at least one gal with their tress troubles, Aniston and her longtime stylist Chris McMillan are collecting the craziest hair stories at LivingProof.com. They will select one lucky winner who will get to spend the day with the duo and even receive a fresh cut from Chris.
Just don’t ask for ‘The Rachel’.
Gwyneth Paltrow you’ve been one-upped!
Just days after the Oscar-winner joked that she was “usually stoned,” Jennifer Aniston’s longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan, also admitted to being baked. The big difference? He says he was flying high while creating his most famous cut: The Rachel.
“I’m 14 years sober, so I feel safe enough to say that,” he told WWD. Let the record show even under the influence Chris creates iconic work. The layered crop kicked off the world’s obsession with the actress’ golden strands. Something that she is wisely capitalizing on.
Last October she became a part-owner and spokesmodel for the hair care brand, Living Proof.
“Who wants to be a part of a product you don’t believe in or don’t really use?” she told the mag. “I feel l have something to share with people that’s actually not going to fail on you in a month or two.”
As for The Rachel, the actress has famously admitted she wasn’t a fan of the crop. But considering she is still working with McMillan over a decade later we’d say he’s earned her trust back.
If Jennifer Aniston is known for one thing, it’s her amazing hair!
The 44-year-old actress, who launched her Living Proof Good Hair Day web series and product line last night in NYC with stylist Chris McMillan, is opening up about her famous locks.
“People do love Jennifer Aniston’s hair,” McMillan, the man responsible for her famous Rachel haircut on Friends, says in their new video.
“It’s never honestly been a big deal to me,” Aniston admits. “It’s a big deal because of Chris McMillan and a haircut I think a lot of people, a lot of gals, kind of thought was fun.”
McMillan says he remembers exactly what Justin Theroux’s gal was wearing when he styled her famed ’90s ‘do. “It’s one of those things that I think is hysterical that me of all people who grew up with like the worst hair,” Aniston says of being known for her enviable locks.
“I think good hair days matter to women because we’re women,” she says. “Our hair means something to us. It just does.”
At last night’s launch event, McMillan dished to E! News exclusively of making the web series with Aniston, “All we did was laugh all day. I had to memorize lines and she was so proud of me.”
Every woman knows the importance of great hair, and now Jennifer Aniston is taking a stand to banish bad hair days for good!
“Good hair days matter to women because…we’re women,” she said simply in a teaser video for her new Living Proof web series, Good Hair Day. “Hair just means something to us, it just does.”
The clip shows candid street interviews with real women discussing their hair woes and wishes, with snippets of Aniston’s relatable sound bites sprinkled throughout the piece.
And while this is merely a sneak peek of what’s to come, we’re betting that anything Aniston, the face and co-owner of the hair care brand, touches will be a wild success.
What’s your beauty secret for a good hair day?
Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox may still be best buds off the boob tube, but that doesn’t mean the pals are ready to team up on the small screen again.
The famous friends both attended the Self magazine celebration in Hollywood for the launch of Mandy Ingber’s new book Yogalosophy: 28 Days to the Ultimate Mind-Body Makeover, where they dished on working out, finding love and the endless Friends reunion rumors.
“Yoga kind of helps you prepare for everything, honestly,” the Horrible Bosses star, who’s busy planning her star-studded wedding to Justin Theroux told E! News. “It’s like meditation. It sort of just allows anything that’s coming at you at the end of the day to be kind of doable.”
Judging by Jen’s bangin’ bod, her yoga regime has certainly served her well (here she is, via Self, at instructor Mandy Ingber’s book release party), and it will undoubtedly be a great stress reliever as she plans her I-Dos.
But despite getting ready to walk down the aisle, the actress insists she doesn’t have the recipe for finding love, “If I knew that, it wouldn’t have taken me so darn long!” she quipped.
As for Courteney Cox?
The brunette beauty’s been busy with work, even recently teaming up with former costar Matthew Perry, but don’t hold your breath when it comes to those Friends reunion rumors.
“I mean we gotta get a writer first,” the Cougar Town star explained. “And when I say that, I mean one of our writers. We had amazing writers on Friends, our creators of the show, you know, it would be up to them.”
Hey, we can dream, right?
Jennifer Aniston is playing coy when it comes to talking about planning her wedding to fiancé Justin Theroux.
On today’s Live From E!, our own Melanie Bromley talked to Ken Baker and Catt Sadler about chatting with the 43-year-old actress at last night’s launch party for Mandy Ingber’s new yoga book.
Aniston talked about using yoga to remain stress-free as her wedding day approaches.
But that’s not all we’ve got on Aniston and other newsworthy stars of the day.
Also on the show, we talk about Zach Braff’s Kickstarter campaign to fund his new movie, a sequel to 2004′s Garden State. Plus, scoop on Jennifer Lopez returning to American Idol.
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It sounds like Justin Theroux may be a bigger prankster than Ellen DeGeneres!
While chatting with the talk-show host on Ellen this week, Jennifer Aniston opened up about her fiancé’s frequent attempts to scare her at home.
“He calls it trickery,” the 44-year-old actress said. “He’s constantly hiding behind drapes. And I’m constantly scared. It’s like, it doesn’t get old on me.”
“Do that to him,” DeGeneres urged. “He’s not expecting it now.”
Aniston replied, “OK, shh. I’m going to do that!”
Backstage at Ellen, Aniston tried to get in on the pranking herself by jumping out from behind a door at DeGeneres. Sadly, the trickery wasn’t exactly successful.
“Let’s talk about your failure backstage,” DeGeneres quipped. “It looked like you were running from a spider. Had you not ever scared anyone before?”
Aniston laughed, “That was really bad.”
Jennifer Hudson has a friend in Jennifer Aniston.
The former Friends star asked the Dreamgirls Oscar winner to play a war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder in Call Me Crazy, the new Lifetime movie coproduced by Aniston.
“Jennifer Aniston and I had been in talks about working together on different projects, and she presented me with a lot of different projects and this was one of them,” Hudson said at the Crazy premiere earlier this week in West Hollywood. “So here we are, and hopefully this is the beginning.”
When asked if their budding friendship means that Aniston has played babysitter to Hudson’s three-year-old son David Jr., Hudson cracked, “Not yet, but that’s next on my list.”
As for Call Me Crazy, Hudson’s character is not only dealing with her wartime experiences, but also a brutal rape comitted by her commanding officer.
“That was definitely intense,” she said. “The whole role was very challenging.”
Ernie Hudson, who plays Hudson’s dad in the movie, was more than just impressed.
“I tip my hat to her for being able to let go of herself and the image and the glamour to get down to the truth and the reality,” he said. “I really appreciate her willingness to go there.”
Of course, we couldn’t chat with Ms. Hudson without some talk about her svelte figure. While she looks as good as ever, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t stray from her Weight Watchers program.
“If I go indulge a little bit more, it’s probably chocolate-chip cookies,” Hudson said. “I love chocolate!”
A woman after our own hearts.
Few will argue that Jennifer Aniston has one of the loveliest bodies in Hollywood. But, hey: Even the star herself would like to just let go once in a while.
Aniston—who recently put on her producing cap as executive producer on Lifetime’s Call Me Crazy, an anthology of five short films about people struggling with mental illnesses—admitted to Good Morning America that the idea of a carefree (and guilt-free!) life away from the public spotlight does cross her mind every now and then.
So what led to the candid comment?
It all started when correspondent Nick Watt asked Aniston whether she might ever consider ditching her day job as an actress to pursue a full-time gig as a producer.
“I’m not gonna give up acting, I had too much fun being silly that way,” the 44-year-old actress said.
But when Watt quipped that he sometimes thinks that he might want “to quit TV, grow a beard and gain 200 pounds” someday, Aniston admitted that she was totally on board with that plan.
“I would, too, by the way. I have those moments,” she copped.
“I don’t know about the grow-a-beard part, but I could see, like, ‘Let’s just move to France or Italy and open up a little antique store. That sounds great. Eat pasta, get fat.”
Hmmm…with her fitness-focused lifestyle (have you seen her perfect yoga poses?), something tells us Aniston might have a tough time sticking to that gluttonous regimen.