Ed Sheeran’s Thanksgiving at Jennifer Aniston’s House: I Wore Board Shorts, Drank A Lot of Wine
Being the Brit that he is, Ed Sheeran had never done Thanksgiving until this year.
And the guy ended up doing two different dinners for the holiday—one at Jennifer Aniston’s house and the other at Courteney Cox’s!
We kid you not.
I caught up with Sheeran last night at the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, where he gave the lowdown about his gobble gobble celebrations (he has an original song, “I See Fire,” on the soundtrack, but more on that later.)
“I ate a lot of food, drank a lot of wine and played a lot of songs,” said Sheeran, who has lived in Cox’s Malibu beach house.
“I didn’t do [any music] at Jen’s house, I just drank,” he said. “Courteney set up like a PA system and I did a show there. It was very random. One of my all time favorite actors and comedians, Sacha Baron Cohen, was there and we ended up jamming and he like a rap in Arabic and stuff. It was very funny.”
Sheeran wasn’t even supposed to be at Aniston’s for her Thanksgiving get-together.
“I finished in studio and I called up my friend,” he said. “He was like, ‘I’m at Jen’s house and we’re just having a chill hang so I was like, ‘OK.’
“Then I turned up…and they’re having a proper Thanksgiving meal and I’m there and I think I was wearing my board shorts or something. It was fun.”
Sure sounds like it.
“I like Thanksgiving,” Sheeran said. “It’s an excuse to spend time with your family and I think that’s important.”
And a time to eat turkey.
Sheeran smiled, “And cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy.”
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux “So in Love” During Romantic Date and Other Star Sightings
Need any more proof that Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux were made for each other?
The soon-to-be bride and groom recently enjoyed a romantic date together at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s posh Polo Lounge, E! News has learned. The duo booked a table in the back of the eatery and sat side-by-side the entire time as they’ve done on previous visits, a source tells us.
“There is always a ton of room at the table, but they always choose to sit next to each other,” the source dished. “They always have to be touching and he always puts his arm around her. They are so in love and he is so good for her.”
Also spotted out and about…
Charlize Theron celebrating a friend’s baby shower at bowling hot spot Lucky Strike in Hollywood.
Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson shopping at The Grove mall in L.A.
August: Osage County costars Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper and Juliette Lewis and producer George Clooney enjoying a private dinner together at Westwood Village’s Napa Valley Grille in L.A.
Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Zoe Saldana and Joe Manganiello attending the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards presented by L.A. Confidential magazine at the Ebell of Los Angeles.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith celebrating son Trey Smith’s 21st birthday with Willow and Jaden Smith at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
Colin Farrell bringing along his sister Claudine and father Eamon to a private Cinéma Privé presented by Pandora Jewelry and Motorola screening of his new film Saving Mr. Banks in West Hollywood.
Nick Cannon checking out some tech goodies at the Samsung Galaxy Studio in NYC.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi debuting her new line of “Skinny” lotions for Supre Tan in Nashville.
Orange Is the New Black star Taryn Manning hosting a dinner party for Beth Minardi’s new hair color line at The Lion in NYC.
Zoe Saldana and her husband Marco Perego going to the movies at the Grove mall.
David Beckham enjoying some shirtless pool time at Soho House in Miami.
Jennifer Aniston’s “Un-Precious” Bob: Star’s Hairstylist Chris McMillan Explains Her New Cut
And now…the man behind this week’s mane event!
Jennifer Aniston’s longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan is ready to dish all about the star’s new bob, including why she suddenly changed her signature hairstyle.
“It was a spontaneous decision,” Living Proof’s celebrity stylist shared exclusively with E! News. “Jen just wanted a change every so often like every other girl and this style was one that suited her.” Indeed, he was also the creator of the star’s bob haircuts in 2001 and 2011.
This time the former Friends star and Living Proof co-owner wanted something a bit more edgy. “The cut is a piecey A-Line bob. It is choppy but with no hard edges. We are calling it the un-precious bob.”
Meaning, it won’t take a lot of effort to maintain, which is ideal for the star who recently shared she doesn’t blowout her hair every day. “The hair has a very lived in look, and you actually don’t even how to blow dry it! All she has been doing is applying Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment to wet hair to give it volume and smoothness,” McMillan explains, adding “She is loving it so far!”
Only time will tell if Jen’s new look will catch on like her iconic “Rachel” hairstyle (which Chris also created) but McMillan wouldn’t be surprised. “This cut can honestly work for anyone. We never could have expected what happened with the Rachel. I think this is a great cut for women right now, and very on trend.”
Jennifer Aniston Chops Off Her Hair—See the Picture of Her Dramatic Makeover!
Jennifer Aniston has chopped several inches off her hair (courtesy of longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan), and now we’ve got a look at the actress’ dramatic makeover.
The star of We’re the Millers stepped out for an appointment in L.A. on Monday, Nov. 4, unveiling her lopped-off locks for the very first time after getting the cut on Oct. 30.
“It’s short! It’s at my jawline and a little shorter in the back,” Aniston, 44, told Pop Sugar. “I was just ready for a change. I was ready for something new, to get it out of my face, so I could have a bit of an easier go at it.”
Aniston—who added that she usually keeps her hair “up in a scrunchie of some sort”—went into further detail about new while chatting with Elle UK. “It wasn’t for a role. My hair went through a phase—I did this thing called a Brazilian and my hair did not react really well to it,” she explained. “It’s about 2-inches above my shoulders now.”
McMillan—who’s also tamed the tresses of Miley Cyrus, Freida Pinto and Paris Hilton—recently gave Jane Krakowski a chic bob haircut just before the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22.
Aniston, meanwhile, isn’t entirely sold on her latest look. “The minute I cut my hair I want it back. Always. It’s a guarantee,” she told Elle UK. “I’m trying really hard to love this one.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time the movie star has rocked a bob. In 2001, she told McMillan she “wanted a different look”—and he delivered!
“I’m always inspired by iconic women—anyone from MIA Farrow and Julie Christie to Brigitte Bardot and Peggy Moffitt. Faye Dunaway’s hairstyle in Bonnie and Clyde was the inspiration for Jen’s bob,” McMillan told Elle in 2009. “It was fun—you know, she likes to chop her hair off about every five years. We’ll even her hair up and lop off a few inches.”
Are you a fan of Aniston’s bob haircut?
Jennifer Aniston: “Friends” Was My Sixth TV Pilot, Had to ‘Sit Out’ Cast Photos
Because another TV pilot died, Jennifer Aniston’s role on Friends got to live. During the Television Academy presents An Evening Honoring James Burrows at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Monday, Oct. 7, the 44-year-old actress recalled landing her breakout role as Rachel Green on the 1994 NBC sitcom Friends after shooting five other TV pilots.
When Friends director Burrows had his first audition with Aniston, she was on CBS sitcom Muddling Through at the time. “We took her in second position,” he explained of hiring the actress for Friends, “so [when] that show was cancelled, we were able to use her.”
“Not knowing that though, I had to sit out when we were doing our cast photos,” Aniston recalled. While they were filming the pilot, the actress said she was asked by a man on set, “‘Who are you? What’s your story?’ And I said, ‘Well, I’m doing a bunch of pilots and this is just my sixth pilot and I’m just hoping that it goes.’ And he said, ‘But you’re on another show’ and I said, ‘Yeah.’ And he said, ‘You know they’re going to pick that show up just to try to mess with Friends because this is going to be a great show.’ And I was like, ‘No. They would never do that.’ And sure enough I remember we were at the upfronts and they literally came out with the announcement that they picked us up for three episodes.”
“When we were shooting the first grouping of cast photos [of Friends] in front of that fountain, I was asked to step out of a bunch because they didn’t know if I was going to be still playing Rachel,” Aniston explained.
Of course, Aniston did land the role and starred opposite her now real-life friends Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer. Before the six actors made it big, Burrows treated them to a trip to Las Vegas because he “had a feeling about the show.”
“I took them to Vegas. We ate at Caesar’s Palace in Spago. I had me and six of them and I said — I don’t know why I said this — I said, ‘This is your last shot at anonymity,” he recalled. “I said, ‘Once the show comes on the air, you guys will never be able to go anywhere without being hounded.’ I knew the show had a chance to really take off. So I did that and then I said, ‘Do you want to gamble?’ and they said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Okay, go ahead.’ And all six of them didn’t have any money so they each wrote me checks for $200 and I cashed them. And that was it. They came back and premiered and they don’t have a shot of anonymity anymore.”
Aniston said being a part of the three-camera show was one of her “most energizing experiences to date.” She explained, “The energy of an audience, that sort of opening night jitters every Friday night or Tuesday night — depending on when we were filming. Not knowing when that was going to happen and just sort of allowing that night to sort of be totally spontaneous — of course knowing that we knew what we were supposed to do — but there would always be surprising fun moments. It’s an energy that film or single-camera now that is so popular is just not the same.”
The We’re the Millers actress confessed that she misses Friends and would “honestly go back to it” if there was a reunion.
“If we could, I would,” she said, but added, “I don’t think people would want to see us today.”
Redbook Magazine Interview: Jennifer Aniston’s Best Beauty Tricks
Jennifer Aniston shares her favorite old-school beauty tricks (there’s Vaseline involved) and spills the secrets on how she gets that hair.
REDBOOK: When did you decide that sleek, straight hair was your look?
Jennifer Aniston: When I was a little girl, I had long, straight hair with bangs, and my mom always said, “You’re not allowed to cut your hair until you’re 13.” I mean, I would get trims. [After 13] I unleashed myself on my hair: I cut it every possible way. But ever since then, I have been trying to get my long, straight hair back.
RB: People often assume shorter hair is easier to manage. But with long hair, you can just air-dry and go.
JA: Um, that’s my everyday! I usually shape the hair around my face with my fingers—just twist it and then refine it with a brush and let it air-dry. I use Living Proof Amp² styling cream [she's a co-owner of the brand], or I’ll put it in two braids if I want a sort of manageable curl.
RB: Who uses more hair products, you or your fiancé [Justin Theroux]?
JA: I think we use an equal amount. He uses whatever is in the shower, and Living Proof products are what’s there. He likes the Living Proof Amp² too.
RB: Now that you wear an engagement ring, do you feel like you have to constantly have manicured nails?
JA: I do, and I’m so mortified because I have a chipped nail right now. Hopefully you’ll forgive me for it.
RB: Of course! Is there a nail polish you especially like?
JA: I’m a natural girl. But I go bolder on my toes.
RB: You always look bronzed. Do you use self-tanner?
JA: I like the L’Oréal [Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes]. They’re great. My confession is that [my color currently] is from the sun, with a bit of body makeup. I do have sunspots. I used to have such flawless skin, I really did.
RB: Is there any makeup trend you’d never try?
JA: Red lips. Super-bleached blondes—like Gwen Stefani—can get away with it, but it’s tough to pull off with my color.
RB: Any beauty secrets to share?
JA: Put Vaseline on your eyes at night—all over. It helps condition your lashes. My mom taught me that. And my girlfriend told me years ago that if you wake up with puffy eyes, you can put Preparation H underneath them. It’s amazing. And I used to not know how to blow-dry my hair, but I learned how to do it with a big round brush to get into the root and the crown.
RB: If you had to give up everything else and choose just one…
RB: I was going to say makeup product. But what job?
JA: It’s so far from anything I do now, but I would love to be an interior designer. I’m almost finished with my next house—it’s an expensive habit, but I love it!
Jennifer Aniston Is Not Pregnant, Says Star’s Publicist
Another day, another story about Jennifer Aniston being with child.
But despite Us Weekly’s newest issue claiming on its cover that the actress is expecting a baby, the 44-year-old star’s publicist insists it is not true.
“Jennifer is NOT pregnant and their story is just another fabrication,” Stephen Huvane tells E! News.
Aniston, who is engaged to Justin Theroux, is certainly no stranger to such reports.
“It does feel like they’ve exhausted…the speculation,” the We’re the Millers star told Australia’s Kyle & Jackie O Show last month. “It’s all been pretty much exhausted.”
She added, “Why not just wait until we actually get to have the fun of announcing something? Who wants to play the guessing game?”
Aniston also joked that any baby bump that photographers think they’re seeing is “just a couple of pounds.”
Jennifer Aniston Doesn’t Blow-Dry Her Hair Very Often—Find Out Why!
Kate Middleton may be a fan of the daily blowout, but Jennifer Aniston is not.
In a new interview with Redbook magazine the actress shares her hair routine and it is shockingly easy.
“I usually shape the hair around my face with my fingers—just twist it and then refine it with a brush and let it air-dry,” she explains. “I use Living Proof Amp styling cream, or I’ll put in two braids if I want a sort of manageable curl.”
Ironically, Aniston recently admitted to having hair envy for the Duchess of Cambridge’s tresses. Yet, considering the former Friends star had the same sleek golden locks for well over a decade, we doubt she’s going to switch up her daily regimen anytime soo
Another thing she won’t be adding to her beauty routine? “Red lips,” the star says. “Super-bleached blondes—like Gwen Stefani—can get away with it, but it’s tough to pull off with my color.”
The actress is referring to her bronzed skin, which she says is thanks to a little help from L’Oréal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes and the sun. “I do have sunspots,” the actress confesses. “I used to have such flawless skin, I really did.”
So how does she maintain her almost perfect complexion? “Put Vaseline on your eyes at night—all over. It helps condition your lashes. My mom taught me that,” she says. “And my girlfriend told me years ago that if you wake up with puffy eyes, you can put Preparation H underneath them. It’s amazing.
While it may seem like the star is an all-around beauty guru, she says it’s not the job she’d take if she ever quit acting.
“I would love to be an interior designer. I’m almost finished with my next house—it’s an expensive habit, but I love it!”
Here’s hopping she’ll give the world a sneak peek at her skills when the pad is complete.
Olivia Wilde Asked Jennifer Aniston for Advice on Dealing With Fame
When Olivia Wilde joked that she and fiancé Jason Sudeikis had the sexual stamina of “Kenyan marathon runners,” she didn’t realize her quip would land her in the midst of a media frenzy.
So, the 29-year-old actress reached out to Jennifer Aniston, who, as she tells Allure’s October issue, has “been through the wringer” when it comes to being a tabloid target.
“And I explained the situation, and I said I needed advice on how to deal with these things,” says Wilde. “She wrote me one of the most gracious, wise emails describing her journey and really wonderful words of advice about how to deal with it. And in the end, I think I would do it all again exactly the same way.”
Fair enough. It seems that Wilde, like Aniston (who’s engaged to Justin Theroux), plans to keep most of the details surrounding her upcoming nuptials private. She says her wedding plan is “slowly developing,” and it will be a “funny, silly” occasion.
“I trust everyone to not leak any information,” she says. “I just hope no one ends up flying a stupid helicopter over it or anything dumb like that.”
For more from Wilde’s interview, check out the October issue of Allure, on sale Sept. 24.
Justin Theroux Talks Life With Jennifer Aniston: “Like Going to a Slightly Different Altitude”
Justin Theroux admits that meeting Jennifer Aniston took him to new heights—for better or for worse.
“It’s a bit like going to a slightly different altitude, you know?” he describes being with the actress in the October 2013 issue of GQ, the cover boy referring to the relentless amount of attention she (and now he) gets from the paparazzi.
“I call them photojournalists, actually,” Theroux quipped when asked about the shutterbugs. “When I get complimented on the street about having twins—that’s weird, too.”
So it seems as if the actor, who also cowrote Tropic Thunder and Iron Man 2 and is working on the planned Zoolander sequel, has been able to keep his sense of humor about one of the less glamorous aspects of finding success, fame and love in Hollywood.
He could even laugh about having to relocate some of his prized bachelor-pad possessions when he and Aniston moved in together, à la Bruno Kirby having to dump his beloved wagon-wheel coffee table in When Harry Met Sally when his character, Jess, moved in with Carrie Fisher’s Marie.
Though, really, we can’t blame Jen here, considering his “syphilis throats” were his wagon wheel.
“I have these beautiful wax-museum pieces—handmade, from the 1800s—from a museum of curiosities,” Theroux explained. “They’re just these open mouths, with tongues, and in the throats are different stages, labeled, of syphilis and gonorrhea and whatever. Those definitely found a great place in my office in L.A. They weren’t going to be above the fireplace anytime soon.”
As beautiful as those sound…relationships are all about compromise, right? No wonder he and Aniston spent so much time shopping for other antiques!