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Jennifer Aniston: ‘My 30s Were My Awkward Phase’

Posted Dec 9th, 2013 in Articles , Interviews , News   •   0 Comments   •  

There’s no question that Jennifer Aniston has a great head of hair — no matter the style — so it makes sense that she’s signed on as a co-owner of Living Proof, a beauty company that uses scientific solutions from MIT to answer hair problems.

The actress, 44, talked to Parade about her latest business venture, turning 45, her hair idols, and more.

Tell me about your involvement with Living Proof.
“Other hair companies have approached me before, but I didn’t just want to be a face of a brand. So I used it for a couple of months and gave a bunch to Chris [her longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan] for him to use at the salon. It happened to be at the time when I was in North Carolina filming [We’re the Millers] and it was like 100 percent humidity, so I used the frizz products at first, and I was really impressed. It’s a new company and they’re eager and exciting and they let me be involved in the smells and new product ideas.”

Have you had a favorite hairstyle through the years?
“Well, that’s a good question because I just chopped it all off! I’m loving it right now. It’s right below my ear. I went short! But I do that every couple of years. It’s just nice to do something different. We were at a photo shoot the other day and I just said let’s chop it off! It was one of those moments. I love doing something different and changing it up, but at the end of the day, I’m a lover of long hair. I just think it’s beautiful. I would have to say that’s my go-to fave.”

Lots of women envy your hair, but do you ever have hair envy?
“I think Giselle [Bundchen] has exquisite hair. That’s a pretty envious head of hair! And I love Kate Moss. She always has great hair.”

What’s your style and beauty routine when you’re just hanging at home?
“There’s barely any style! The beauty routine is the same: I wash my face, I brush my teeth, and I jump in the shower. I have my little products I’ve used since I’ve been in my 20s, which is basically my Aveeno body moisturizer and I’ll put some serums in my hair because I try not to wash it every day. I will usually just sort of wet my hair and reshape it. And I put on sunscreen and no makeup. I usually put my jeans on and a T-shirt. I’m a sweats and UGGs girl. Very casual.”

When do you feel most beautiful?
“I feel most beautiful when I’m just at home with [fiance] Justin Theroux in the morning. Or any time of day I’m with him.”

You throw a Christmas tree-trimming party every year. With the holidays coming up, can you share your favorite “hostess with the mostess” tips?
“There’s usually three different kinds of chili at the tree-trimming party. There’s a vegetarian chili, a turkey chili and a good ol’ beef chili. I can’t honestly say I make that, but I do make some Rice Krispies treats and hot chocolate. My best hostess tip is to have good food and really good music! We usually put on the Charlie Brown Christmas album. That’s my favorite. And then we’ll go to Bing Crosby and stuff like that — old school — Frank Sinatra.”

Late at night when you’re flipping through the channels and come across Friends, do you watch?
“I actually will always stop and watch, not for the whole thing, but usually because I’ve forgotten a lot of the episodes. It’s sort of fun for a second, I’m like, what’s this one? And sometimes it comes back to me. I always know what year it was by what length my hair was or what color.”

There are always so many rumors and reports surrounding you, but what do you want your real fans to know about your life right now?
“My life is so fantastic. I’m so happy. There are a lot of exciting things that I’m excited about doing. We’re about to do a sequel to Horrible Bosses, which is such a fun character for me. And I think I’m going to try at some point next year to direct a full-length feature, which I’m extremely excited about. I’m just so happy and I’m grateful for my fans. I just hope I keep doing work that they love.”

What’s it like knowing your fans want so many good things for you?
“I think it’s absolutely wonderful. It’s a give and take. You have the fans because you’re doing something that they’re entertained by. I think it’s a beautiful exchange.”

What’s something about you that would surprise people?
“Well, I love the science channel. Have you ever watched NOVA? Those are always really fun. When I was a kid, my dad and I would literally watch surgeries. I could easily watch all those kinds of science shows: body trauma, life in the ER, all of that stuff. I just find really interesting. Maybe it’s because my dad was going to be a doctor at one point.”

Did you ever think you wanted to become a doctor?
“Maybe I did! I used to love hospitals. That’s another weird thing about me. I remember when my grandmother — so sweet, God rest her soul — was in the hospital, I always loved visiting her there. Very morbid memory! Most people hate hospitals. And I’m not a big fan of them now, but there was something about it for me back then.”

You’ll be 45 in February. What do you know now that you didn’t at 25?
“That there’s nothing to worry about — although I don’t think I had a care in the world at 25, either. That all started in my 30s, my awkward phase. I’m a little bit of a late bloomer! But it doesn’t matter to me because it just gets better. They do say youth is wasted on the young, but I feel just as youthful now — if not more — than I did when I was 25. I’m more in my body; I’m more in my mind. Life is full. Life is wonderful. We’re very, very fortunate.”

Source – Parade

Jennifer Aniston’s Holiday Party Brings Out Courteney Cox, Gwyneth Paltrow and More

Posted Dec 9th, 2013 in Articles , News   •   1 Comment   •  

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Three days after Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux picked up a 10-foot Noble Fir at Mr. Greentrees in Beverly Hills, the engaged actors hosted their annual tree trimming holiday party in Bel Air, Calif. on Sunday, Dec. 8. This is the third consecutive year that they have picked out a Yuletide conifer together.

A source tells E! News exclusively that the party began promptly at 6:30 p.m. with valets parking cars inside the gates of Aniston’s massive estate.

Each tree was decorated with white twinkle lights, which were also used to outline the roof of her home.

The event was full of famous faces.

Courteney Cox, Chelsea Handler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Martin, Robert Downey Jr., Kathryn Hahn, Jason Bateman, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher and Will Arnett were just some of the 50 guests who showed up. “The party was held outside on a cold night,” the source reveals. “Everyone was bundled up in jackets and scarves to stay warm.”

Guests huddled around fire pits as they checked out the 360 views of the city. “It was a mix of Jen’s friends and Justin’s friends all coming together to celebrate the season.”

Aniston looks forward to hosting the get-together each year. “It’s definitely Jennifer’s favorite party of the year and something she looks forward to,” the source tells E! News. “The house was decorated beautifully and all of the white lights were stunning. Jennifer made sure every detail was perfect.”

The We’re the Millers star and the Rock of Ages screenwriter—who spent Christmas with in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, last winter—didn’t have to worry about partygoers overstaying their welcome. “People stayed for several hours and began to leave around 9:30 p.m.,” the source says.

Sounds like a merry evening!

Source – E! Online

Ed Sheeran’s Thanksgiving at Jennifer Aniston’s House: I Wore Board Shorts, Drank A Lot of Wine

Posted Dec 3rd, 2013 in Articles , News   •   0 Comments   •  

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.”

Source – E! Online

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux “So in Love” During Romantic Date and Other Star Sightings

Posted Nov 13th, 2013 in Articles , News   •   0 Comments   •  

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.”

Too cute!

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.

Source – E! Online

Jennifer Aniston’s “Un-Precious” Bob: Star’s Hairstylist Chris McMillan Explains Her New Cut

Posted Nov 6th, 2013 in Articles , News   •   0 Comments   •  

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.”

Source – E! Online

Jennifer Aniston Chops Off Her Hair—See the Picture of Her Dramatic Makeover!

Posted Nov 5th, 2013 in Articles , News   •   0 Comments   •  

Sorry, Friends fans, but “The Rachel” won’t be making a comeback anytime soon.

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?

Source – E! Online

Jennifer Aniston: “Friends” Was My Sixth TV Pilot, Had to ‘Sit Out’ Cast Photos

Posted Oct 8th, 2013 in Articles , Friends , News   •   0 Comments   •  

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.”

Source – US Weekly

Redbook Magazine Interview: Jennifer Aniston’s Best Beauty Tricks

Posted Sep 19th, 2013 in Articles , Interviews , Magazines , News   •   0 Comments   •  

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…

JA: Job?

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!

Source – Redbook

Jennifer Aniston Is Not Pregnant, Says Star’s Publicist

Posted Sep 18th, 2013 in Articles , News , Rumors   •   0 Comments   •  

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.”

Source – E! Online

Jennifer Aniston Doesn’t Blow-Dry Her Hair Very Often—Find Out Why!

Posted Sep 18th, 2013 in Articles , News   •   0 Comments   •  

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.

Source – E! Online