Jennifer Aniston pays homage to Barbra Streisand in Harper’s Bazaar

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Oh. My. BABS! Jennifer Aniston chose to do an homage to Barbra Streisand and Funny Girl for the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and these photos… oh my God. On one side, I feel like Aniston is raping the best Streisand movie ever, and that Aniston needs to seriously cool it. On the other side, I kind of see it, the comparison, the homage, the parallels. Maybe if Aniston had kept her original nose? The full Bazaar piece is here, and it is just… I don’t know. I tend to think Aniston just wishes. Barbra, for all of her faults as a person, is one of the most talented women to ever work in Hollywood. She’s a wonderful actress, an amazing singer, a gifted director (hello, Prince of Tides!). Babs is also an Oscar-winner two times over. Aniston… just isn’t. Here are some highlights:

On wanting Streisand‘s voice: “Someone said to me, ‘If I had Barbra’s voice for just one day,’ and I said, ‘Nah, I don’t want to be greedy. If I had her voice for just one shower — just a shower’s worth — I would be happy.’” If so, perhaps it’s worth forgetting modesty and selling tickets. “Hmm, no,” she laughs. “Well, actually, if it was her voice …”

On being a funny girl: “People laugh at me. Sometimes I know why, and sometimes I don’t. But I can pretty much find humor in anything. That is a necessary part of life. I don’t want to say laughter is healing, because it sounds corny, but it’s a release.”

On what she’s learned from Barbra Streisand: “You don’t have to stop at one thing. You can do it all if you want to.”

On being in the spotlight: “[Barbra and I] are people who have been put in the spotlight, for better or for worse, and you just keep riding, and you keep overcoming.”

On looking up to Streisand: “Barbra inspires me because there isn’t anything she hasn’t done that she wanted to do, especially as a female in the time when her generation was prime. She’s a true renais­sance woman. . . I had a long conversation with Barbra about directing because I directed a short a couple years ago, and if I don’t do it again soon, I’m going to burst out of my skin. And we also love interior design.”

More comparisons: “Also, we are people who have been put in the spotlight, for better or for worse, and you just keep riding, and you keep overcoming, and you just stay true to what you love to do.”

On people laughing at her: “People laugh at me. Sometimes I know why, and sometimes I don’t. But I can pretty much find humor in anything. That is a necessary part of life. I don’t want to say laughter is healing, because it sounds corny, but it’s a release.”

[From Harper’s Bazaar]

I get the fangirling on Babs, I really do. I would fangirl too, that’s not it. My problem is that in the entire interview, Aniston really seems to push the comparisons hard, and I just feel like she’s not worthy. There is no comparing yourself to Babs, unless you’re Bette or Cher or someone like that. Babs made the industry fit her – Aniston (and all of the current rom-com girls) try to fit into the industry. Babs embraced her “ethnic” looks – Aniston is a Greek girl trying to remake herself as a California blonde clone. I could go on, but what’s the point?

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Photos courtesy of Bazaar.

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  1. bite me says:

    amazing, they should star together in a movie playing mother and daughter…babs can direct

  2. Melanie says:

    This is dumb looking Jennifer! Poop :(

  3. Eileen says:

    I like JA ok, but I’m not a fan of this pictorial. meh.

  4. mln says:

    I admire that she isn’t naked or talking about excersing its a step for her. But the sad truth is she isn’t that funny ,and she isn’t that saucy, and she doesn’t have the character that Babs has in her pinky toes.

  5. SammyHammy says:

    On her best day Babs never looked 1/10th as good as Aniston on her worst day.

  6. ViktoryGin says:

    Telling that seemingly the basis of their comparison is exposure and fame rather than the substance of their artistic expressions. Perhaps because Aniston has none. Not of any shrewd quality, anyway. Ha.

  7. Gwen says:

    I love the top photo! So cool to see Jen with a different look!

  8. snowball says:

    I like JA, but this is just not good. Whoever decided that she should do this ought to be fired.

    It’s not that she looks bad. The pictures are good, I think she photographs well, I never get the criticisms of her. It’s just kind of creepy. If it was set up as a kind of mod style shoot, it would be fine. As a Babs lookalike, eh. It makes me sort of uncomfortable.

  9. Ann says:

    not the same without the signature nose.

  10. biskachoo says:

    Someone should put up Jenny’s old nose there to see the difference it would have made.

  11. Lilou says:

    the only good thing about this photoshoot is:
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    Jennifer Aniston FINALLY has a different hair cut!!!!

  12. Atticus says:

    WOW, I am loving this pictorial…Jen pulls off the look in the black and white photos in particular.

    Prince of Tides is one of my all time favorite movies. Still reduces me to a bawling mess at the end of it. Not a huge Babs fan but she was absolutely phenomenal in it.

    Funny aside – her real life son played her son in Prince of Tides, and he was also the guy in Say Anything who had to be driven home by John Cusack the day after the chicken’s graduation party. “I gotta get home…I gotta get home…HEY! That’s my house, I live there!”

  13. Tess says:

    Oy vey.
    What in the world is Jen thinking?
    Bless her heart, but it’s like comparing butter substitute with real BUTTAH!

  14. LolaBella says:

    Kaiser, you are right, she is not worthy of a comparison to Barbra.

    On a plus note; Jen’s not naked with her boobs prominently featured and her nipples cleverly concealed. Yay, progress!

    :roll:

  15. canadianchick says:

    Babs-more talented, JA definitely prettier.

  16. gabs says:

    This is like when Paris Hilton posed as Audrey Hepburn in the Breakfast at Tiffanys look.

    Or like when Lohan posed as Marilyn Monroe.

    JA is OKish but come on. Nowhere near Babs

  17. nel says:

    jennifer anispolopololopolooulous! girl what the hell?!

    i liked her with her original nose :) she was funnier then.

  18. She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named says:

    What in the world is she thinking?? This is just laughable. Is she actually trying to compare herself to Streisand? Or is this just an homage of some kind? I’m confused. Streisand is probably either livid or LHAO or both.

    Edit: she’s like the anti-Streisand.

  19. Kelly says:

    I agree – totally ridiculous. In the most iconic images of Barbra (which I believe these are based on), the architecture of her nose is what MAKES the images so striking! The planes of her face, her hair, the hands… Plus Jennifer is the tapioca pudding of the entertainment industry. Not that the current-day Barbra isn’t bland in her own way; but back then, she was so different, so fiery.

  20. louisa says:

    ne8
    actually, you never knew her with her real nose, She got her nose job long before friends ever came out. I saw an interveiw with her around 19 years old (cooking with her soap famous father) and she had her nose job even then. Babs is an original and as hard as the industry pushed her to conform she didn’t. Jen… well we all know shes all about image and really not much else goin’ on there.

  21. Leticia says:

    I love aniston’s arms, but I prefer Streisand’s nose because it has more character. I liked Aniston’s nose better prior to the recent nasal work. Now it just looks generic.

  22. Alex says:

    at least she is not naked lol

  23. sassenach says:

    This pictorial and interview is bad and it only highlights the fact that there are VERY few connections between Babs and Aniston. Babs is everything Jen wishes that she was and will never be. Babs is an icon with only one big glaring fault. When she used to her one or two concerts every two or three years the tickets would start in the thousands. That always bothered me.

  24. endoplasmic ridiculum says:

    This is a TERRIBLE photo shoot. I may have looked slightly disheveled and hopelessly 90′s in my high school photos but at least I didn’t look like an ass.

  25. Moreaces says:

    Is this suppose to be a joke, Her comparing herself to Barbara. Not even close, this is a epic fail, in more ways than one I might add

  26. Anon says:

    Aniston is a Greek girl trying to remake herself as a California blonde? Ummm…Jennifer was born in San Fernando Valley California (and was prtialy raised in California) – so she’s actually a Californian of Greek heritage. So she highlights her hair – so does 90% of Hollywood.

    I think this spread is great – different, well done and a beautiful hommage. I’ve read some more of the quotes elsewhere and Jen talks about meeting Barbra and discussions about directing and interior design, so it sounds like she is paying respect to someone she admires greatly. I don’t get the sense she is trying to compare herself to her at all (except in the very loose and obvious ways).

  27. Arlette Elkaïm says:

    I am sorry, but I simply can’t see the comparison. We’ve been following Aniston around because she looks great in her bikini’s in Mexico (and props to her – she has a sick body)…but compared to Babs who won our hearts as Katie Morosky in The Way We Were? I don’t think so. If Jennifer Aniston is the new Babs, someone…please shoot me.

  28. amanda says:

    I would think that the magazine was pushing the connections between Aniston and Streisand to accompany the concept for the pictorial. My guess would be that Jennifer was answering the questions they gave her, all of which focused on trying to draw connections between her and Streisand.

    Jen looks good in these photos. I just had the unfortunate experience of renting The Bounty Hunter and there’s something a little strange with the way her face is looking lately. I think she may have had her nose done 1 too many times. I can’t figure out what it is, but the old, naturally pretty Jen is not there anymore. She looks very plastic and kinda rubbery now.

  29. Moreaces says:

    It’s not that she looks bad. The pictures are good, I think she photographs well, I never get the criticisms of her. It’s just kind of creepy. If it was set up as a kind of mod style shoot, it would be fine. As a Babs lookalike, eh. It makes me sort of uncomfortable
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    Yes, I agree, creepy

  30. NayNay says:

    Atticus:

    I had no clue that guy in Say Anything was her son. This is an absolute favorite movie of mine.

  31. truthSF says:

    This comparison is a HUGE disrespect to Barbara Streisand. What has Jennifer actually accomplished besides getting rich and having ppl support her movies because they felt sorry for her rich ass for getting dumped.

    Barbara on the other hand, accomplished so much. She has won Oscars, Grammys, directed, produced, and she did it in a time when women had no clout in hollywood. She’s an Alpha female.

    p.s. I loved Yentl, one of the best movies of it’s time.

  32. maria says:

    Sad, so very sad. This is another edition of Bazaar that I will need to rip the cover off of. Paltrow, Diaz, and now this one? I am glad ny subscription is ending.

  33. Sheila in Chicago says:

    Pretty, schmetty. Jennifer Aniston is not nearly as interesting as Streisand. I’m not really a fan of either, but ya gotta give Barbra props for working with what she’s got and having the confidence to be different.

  34. Iggles says:

    Good point truthSF!

    The only thing interesting about this shoot is, as Lilou pointed out, Jennifer has a DIFFERENT HAIRCUT!!

    Amazing, only took like 15 years…

  35. Stephie says:

    I like the side by side photo best. JA is no Barbra in any sense but it’s a nice homage.

  36. hanh says:

    The only thing I liked about the photoshoot was the JA finally had different hair. I definitely don’t see the comparison – seriously. Jennifer needs to embrace her ethnic roots first for that to happen instead of taking a knife to whittle it away.

  37. rraven says:

    I don’t think she knows who she is, or maybe she does but is reticent about sharing, she seems boring to some or even familiar to others but she never seems to be able to reveal anything true about herself, which is why she isn’t too good at tv interviews, there’s no time to add layers and layers of personnas together so she can comfortably express herself. Because why, even if she really loves streisand, which I guess is true, does she have to base an entire interview on someone else’s personna? Last time it was Demi Moore she admired, the time before that it was Drew Barrymore, and years ago her thing was hating (passive aggresively of course) Angelina Jolie.
    Anyway..thats all..

  38. Nicky says:

    hahahahahahahah! Take a breath… hahahahhaha. Whoe does she think she is! Next she needs to hit it on with Liam Neeson because Barbara did and just ditched him. Barbara was and still is that powerfull not Jen. She is really TV pathetic. Trying to sell a movie where she sings ewwww! Lets just pave the way.

  39. bros says:

    plus side: it isnt a pictorial of her hugging herself in beige on a beach.

    negative: shes trying way to hard, and as usual, failing.

  40. RHONYC says:

    “Aniston really seems to push the comparisons hard, and I just feel like she’s not worthy.”

    kaiser. you. read. my. mind.

    “barbra & i…”

    wtf?!

    talk about delusional…sheesh.

    *cookoo clock going off*

  41. Catherine says:

    Tastefully done but no comparison.

  42. irena NL says:

    New movie coming soon will bring out the ludicrous and outrageous. Anything for attention. What next!?!

  43. Theuth says:

    #32: I think the main problem with JA’s face is that weight loss has definitely ruined it.
    In early seasons of Friends, her face was full and, in some way, cute; after she lost weight, her bone structure became more prominent, and all her flaws (chin, nose, eyes, forehead, cheeks) just popped out. That’s why she never changes her hairstyle, and why IMO she’s starting using fillers and plastic surgery in abundance: if you pull her hair back and leave out her colours (which are lovely), you’ll have a very unfortunate face structure.
    By the way, this photoshoot is not bad, but I agree with Kaiser: JA just disappear in front of Barbra. Ms Streisand is an incredible artist and a very beautiful woman who never downgrade herself to Hollywood Standard, the complete opposite of Aniston.

  44. Lori says:

    EPIC!!!!!!
    LEGEND!!!!!
    FLAWLESS!!!!!

  45. Mairead says:

    You know, I always thought that JA looked a bit like Streisand. Right up until the moment she actually tried to look like her.

    She even looks more like Rhianna in the top pic! The pics are perfectly nice, but they are definitely missing a distinctive nose.

  46. CR says:

    Lori:
    August 4th, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    EPIC!!!!!!
    LEGEND!!!!!
    FLAWLESS!!!!!

    Yes, Lori. We agree. Barbra is all that. Jennypoop? Meh, not so much. In fact, not at all.

    Epic. Fail.

  47. teri says:

    Before Jen had her nose cut down in size she looked alot like her. If Jen could only stand on her own and find good in herself.

  48. anon says:

    I think this photo shoot was a great idea.
    Everyone does Monroe. You rarely get to see anyone paying homage to women who aren’t Marilyn Monroe.

    I think that Aniston doesn’t take herself all that seriously. She must be aware of the fact that some people say that she resembles Streisand and meant it in an insulting way. Mostly people criticize Jennifer for “trying to compare herself to Barbra” – which if you read the article in its entirety and context she isn’t doing at all…

  49. Cheyenne says:

    @rraven: If at the age of 41 she STILL doesn’t know who she is, maybe she isn’t much of anybody.

  50. Miss says:

    Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.
    Love her.

  51. JuiceinLA says:

    I love the photos LOVE that she is the cover girl for the big FALL ISSUE and I think her interview, as always, makes her seem like the kind of chick I could totally hang out with, but there is a disconnect in the whole Babs thing- why a homage? Are there other actresses in the magazine paying homage to their idols?

    I don’t get how this came about, so I am confused.

  52. Bite me says:

    Intersting part in the interview, aniston says that people laugh her, sometimes she knows why other times she doesn’t is that why is wanted to name her perfume LoLavie, hmmmm

  53. maria says:

    To all the commenters that think this is wonderful and beautiful – what color koolaid are you drinking? I will make sure to avoid that one.

    This cover, article and photo shoot should have been a Funny or Die video – then at least it would make sense.

  54. Shi-gatsu says:

    I don’t like the comparisons either – but she looks fabulous, I can’t deny.

    Even from these stills it can be said that she, despite her image circulated in the rags, can project real depth.

  55. Persistent Cat says:

    I really don’t understand the insane amount of hatred towards JA. I doubt she asked the magazine if she could have full artistic freedom and she would write the interview questions and they agreed.

    I couldn’t care less about Barbra Streisand but if I was asked to star in a photo spread based on those looks, “hells yes!!!!” would be my response. How do you say no to that make-up?

    And Streisand didn’t buck the trend towards cookie-cutter blondes, a nose job would’ve jeopardized her voice. Plain and simple.

  56. denise says:

    Did anyone else think that was Rihanna in the top pic?

  57. Cinderella says:

    The photos just don’t do it for me. Like someone else said, I see Rihanna instead of Babs. You can’t do Barbara without the nose.

  58. Amandahugandkiss says:

    Jebus, leave her alone- she’s only playing dress up! I think she looks great.

  59. truthSF says:

    @ bite me: Looks to me like she was insulted to be compared to Babs, now she’s idolizing her?! This poor chick is soo confused.

  60. DetRiotgirl says:

    I don’t think she looks like Babs or Rihanna in that top pic. But, I did think she was posh spice for a second.

  61. Michelle says:

    I have never seen a bad picture of Jennifer Aniston. IMO, she is one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood – she’s the whole package.

  62. mollination says:

    Before I read that it was JA when I read this version over at dlisted (which included some of the exact same lines as this report for some reason?) I didn’t know that wasn’t Babs. I was shocked when I read it was Jen, and then I looked at the pic again and saw it. I truly think if you didn’t know it was JA, there are a few pics that you would be hard-pressed to figure out who it was.

  63. kristin says:

    I’m guessing all her talk about Babs was in answer to questions the interviewer was asking to tie the interview in to the pictures.

    I think these are pretty cool, and yes, she does do a fine job projecting emotion even in stills. She’s a totally decent actress; she’s just stuck in shitty rom-com land lately.

  64. Lily says:

    I agree Kaiser. Barabara is like butter and Jen is like Velveeta cheese spread that you pick up at the discount store. :-)

    I can’t believe Jen would compare herself to Streisand–who can sing, act, direct + has a unique style and personality. I’m sorry, but Jen has none of these qualities. Her endless bad movies and lack of talent has ruined whatever potential she once had. She’s picked money and fame over quality–something Barbara has not done.

    And, here’s the comment that’s really funny: “Barbra and I are people who have been put in the spotlight, for better or for worse.”

    “Put in the spotlight”!? :-) Are you kidding? You’ve been chasing the spotlight like a crack addict for yrs now. The last few things she’s done is pose nude to sell perfume, bottled water, and she’s posed nude on MANY magazine covers. Nothing sells like nudity. Huffington Post had a post where they compiled 20 images of her posing nude over the yrs. She just showed up on Leno to talk about her perfume! She’s an obvious attention seeker. No one “put” you in the spotlight–you put yourself there. Gosh, take some responsibility for yourself, you’re only 41. Time to grow up, little girl.

    Sorry, I have no respect for her. I actually think she should be posing as Meg Ryan and not Barabara Streisand. Now, that’s someone you can compare Aniston with. :-)

  65. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Lily: She has been put in the spotlight though: For her marriage to Brad Pit and subsequent loss of him to Anjelina Jolie. She has received MUCH unwanted attention from that. I imagine that is what she is talking about.

    I like Jen, and I think photos are cute. But really, the two women have nothing in common.

  66. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    Oh for pete’s sake she isn’t comparing herself to Barbra. She apparently knows the woman, however tangentially, and is talking about the things they have in common and why she idolizes Barbra. That’s all.

    The only thing she directly says she and Barbra are alike in is that they are in the spotlight and that they like interior design. Period.

    The rest is her talking about how great Barbra is and how she’d LIKE to be like her, not that she is. ‘On looking up to Streisand: “Barbra inspires me because there isn’t anything she hasn’t done that she wanted to do, especially as a female in the time when her generation was prime. She’s a true renais­sance woman. . . I had a long conversation with Barbra about directing because I directed a short a couple years ago, and if I don’t do it again soon, I’m going to burst out of my skin. And we also love interior design’

    I think the photoshoot is a lovely homage. It’s different and fun and she gets to be someone totally different than the long-haired beach bunny. And here are all of you, whining for ages about how she doesn’t do anything different and when she does she’s “trying too hard and failing”, “delusional”, “totally ridiculous”.

    What do you want from her people who comment? Seriously. It seems like most of you could find fault in her if she adopted a stray puppy.

  67. Lily says:

    “Unwanted attention”? I beg to differ. I remember she did a Vanity Fair photo shoot (again naked) while talking all about her relationship and how he never wanted kids and some such silly stuff. Yes, the attention she received was unwanted. When someone poses nude, they REALLY don’t want you to notice them! :-)

    Geez, I could go on and on. She’s on Oprah talking about the Bermuda triangle and doing yoga to get over her heartache. Didn’t she say what Angelina said was uncool? That means she read up on what Angelina said and responded in print, right? Didn’t she mention how she saved her ex’s phone messages? And mention her ex’s kids? Yeah, she’s done all this b/c I’m sure she REALLY doesn’t want the attention that comes with all that. :-)

    I’m sorry, I don’t buy it. She’s always the victim . . . yadda, yadda, yadda. whatever

  68. a says:

    …she looks more like rihanna than streisand.

  69. Mairead says:

    Mostly people criticize Jennifer for “trying to compare herself to Barbra”

    I’ve heard many criticisms of JA over the years (and made enough), but that was never one of them.

  70. Cruisin Through says:

    Wow, some seious hating going on. I think the whole thing is being taken just a little too seriously. As far as the interview, she’s answering the questions that she’s asked.

    I think it’s kind of fun and the pictures are cool and different. No need to take everything as life and death.

  71. sandy says:

    put in the spot light? ride it is right, i would be embarrassed if i was her, but she is too dumb to know any better, people keep telling her but she is such a fame whore she just won’t listen, nobody put a gun to her head and forced her to pose for mag covers or star in all these low budget films, please!!

  72. I Choose Me says:

    I like this cover. It’s the most interesting Ms. Aniston’s looked in years. I’d like to see her mix it up, play up her unique features more but I’m not her and she clearly sticks with whatever works for her.

    Oh yeah, I hope for her sake that’s faux fur or her detractors are gonna have a field day. :)

  73. p3rp3tu4 says:

    OMG I love Barbara… No one can do her! There is only one! However, I have seen Jen’s hair resist change forever and would absolutely LOVE IT if she did her hair like this… Seriously makeover time please please please. Something edgy.

  74. CB Rawks says:

    My favourite Babs movie is “What’s Up Doc?”.
    She’s adorable in it, and Ryan O’Neal was totally hot when he was a young man!

  75. serena says:

    You’re so right. If she had kept her nose, if she had a beautiful voice, if she was an amazing actress (which she isn’t) and original, with her style (wtf you’re greek you could make it your point!) and all.

    Too many if.

  76. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Lily: I was pretty clear in my post above that I felt she was commenting on ‘unwanted’ attention and spotlight. Do you think she wanted to have to show the public her humiliation? I don’t.

    I admire that she chose to answer questions about her relationship with Brad and the pain his infidelity caused her. But she never asked for what happened to her. And there *has* been a bermuda triangle – of the TABLOIDS making. Why shouldn’t she comment on it? Are you saying she should have just said ‘no comment’ every time an interviewer brought up Brad and Angie? Neither Brad nor Angie has done that – why should she?

    She’s moved on with her life, and just maybe it’s time for you to lose the hate and do the same. And that goes for another poster here as well.

  77. Lily says:

    @Crash. I think she’s had a lot of mileage out of the triangle and fueled it herself at various times. I cited examples to support that point. Look, there’s no need to get personal about it. That’s my opinion. You disagree. Whatever.

    As for the “lose the hate” LOL–that’s so high school. You’re one to talk. Not all of your comments about celebs are always nice. Maybe, you should take your own advice? :-)

  78. Corine says:

    I think it’s sad that she has to imitate someone else to finally be interesting. Otherwise, she’s a vanilla snore. I’m not sure this imitation is doing her any favors. It just reminds me of why I love Barabara–she was great in so many roles. She could play serious, funny, charming, etc. She’s so talented and unique. Unfortunately, Barbara is everything Aniston is not.

  79. Liana says:

    Jen, I love ya, but I LOATHE this pictorial with every fiber of my being.

  80. CR says:

    Crash2GO2:
    August 4th, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    @Lily: I was pretty clear in my post above that I felt she was commenting on ‘unwanted’ attention and spotlight. Do you think she wanted to have to show the public her humiliation? I don’t.

    I admire that she chose to answer questions about her relationship with Brad and the pain his infidelity caused her. But she never asked for what happened to her. And there *has* been a bermuda triangle – of the TABLOIDS making. Why shouldn’t she comment on it? Are you saying she should have just said ‘no comment’ every time an interviewer brought up Brad and Angie? Neither Brad nor Angie has done that – why should she?

    She’s moved on with her life, and just maybe it’s time for you to lose the hate and do the same. And that goes for another poster here as well.

    …………………….

    Hey Crash2GO2, dont look now but guess what, theres a gaping hole in your brain where the fantasy vs reality synapses should be. But I bet it makes the living easier for you, huh? Much like jennypoop, come to think of it. She too is a h0 who sees no disconnect between her utterances and her actions.

    But heres the thing: when you perpetuate the myth of: “the pain his infidelity caused her,” and the “public humiliation” she “suffered” and the thing that “happened to her” – newsflash: a divorce occurs when a married COUPLE makes a DECISION to sever their ties – you are merely buying into the mythical ‘bermuda triangle’ which is in jennypoop’s head and which, of course, has been the cornerstone of the tabloid fodder these past going-on-six years.

    I wonder where do you think the tabloids got the license to ridicule her life these past 5-6 years? Did she not give them the green light to go ahead and make a huge joke of this rich pampered HW child-woman who thinks her mundane, run-of-the-mill divorce was at the same epic scale of a world event (“the whole world was shocked and i was shocked”).

    Jennypoop made her bed and so she better get used to lying in it. The joke that she is will go nowhere until she grows up, gets rid of her puppetmeister, huvane and learns to be her own authentic self (if she can find out what that is).

  81. Wholesome1 says:

    Oh brother. She wishes.

  82. Kim says:

    I have ALWAYS thought she looked like Babs! She looked way more like her before all the nose jobs but still resembles her.

  83. Corine says:

    @Sandy/Lily. Totally agree!

    I find that comment–”put in the spotlight”–ridiculous. Like the movie people forced her to be in the industry. She’s one of the most over-exposed celebs out there. It seems like she does an interview or photoshoot or she’s selling something every other week? Fail.

    And, what has she “overcome” exactly? She’s earns millions upon millions every year and has a totally sweet life. If she’s fishing for sympathy and pity, she’s delusional. That comment gets a major side-eye from me.

  84. Janeth says:

    @ CR Take a breather! You seem to be extremely invested in her life. We get it you don’t like her.

  85. Camille says:

    I’ve always thought there was a similarity in looks between these two, they could play mother and daughter. I am surprised that no one has made the parallels before.
    Oh but JA is a hell of a lot less talented than Ms Streisand however.

    Oh and great last comment Kaiser- totally agree with you!

  86. Welldun says:

    I thought the first photo was Rihanna…

  87. lisa says:

    All her interview sound like self help books. THEY go on and on but don’t really say anything. From this small portion from the interview WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED ABOUT HER. NOTHING. She never seems to have anything to say. Thus when her fans talk about her it is always the tired and true. She has a great body. good hair. I remember when she let ADigest photograph her home many people were surprised because the picture of her home did not fit the “picture” of the person that she has said she is. Casual, shabby chic.. well that house was none of those things. YOU would never catch a beach lover living in a place that modern. So it just seems she is still finding who she is. And the fact that she met Barbara YEARs ago seems a bit off that now she is such a fan and she thinks their lives mirror each others. Babs is in control of every expect of her life. Always has been. Aniston says she wants to Direct. She has a production company and enough money to finance any film she wants. What is she waiting for. Why not Produce the films you want to star in. Other actresses do.

    I have not learned anything about this woman. Maybe there really is nothing much to learn.

  88. CD says:

    Babs was gorgeous even with the nose. She carried her looks well without covering her face with her hair. There is an interview from years ago when someone told Jennifer that she reminded them of Barbra. Jennifer acted so embarrassed to be compared to her and now she’s paying her homage. Please.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1gawY7WHcY&feature=player_embedded

  89. Crash2GO2 says:

    Wow CR, did you really just call me a ‘h0′ in response to my perfectly civil post? Are you ‘going Gibson’ on me?

    Seriously, your post was too funny. Why don’t you get back to us when the adrenaline wears off.

  90. Sans says:

    @Crash2Go2 Pitt and Jolie never talk about Aniston. He talked once in 08 after she called Angie uncool and mentioned his kids in Vanity Fair and GQ. The answer is YES, she should say no comment. She only shut up about them cause of those 08 interviews and a couple in 09, when people said shut up about Jolie Pitt. She had a big backlash.

    @bite me, thank you for linking to that video. I never found it. I watched a few vids of her from back when and it’s good to see she was always on the edge of crazy and her divorce pushed her off. Always real superficial.

    The video also shows why people need to leave themselves alone. If that’s all her it’s pretty. It doesn’t look like that anymore,thin with weave. No shine and no waive. Her nose was nice with her face shape, now she’s just generic looking. Now her skin is sun damaged, with wrinkles, and crows feet.

    She looked cute too when she was cooking with her father and was a brunette. I think being to thin, like someone said took away any facial shape she had. She could’ve of done well if she worked on her inside instead of outside. Her art and self-esteem, but Anistom does movies to be cool and popular.

    Sorry, no one is ugly really. Workout eat right take care of your skin, you’re fine. Attractiveness comes from that and primarily personalit, talent, and charm.

    Aniston just wants to be popular, but she never took in the fact popularity fades, when it’s not based on anything of substance. Sleeping with people in entertainment, bothering with you cause you take their crap and they get free sex from you isn’t going to work . Nor is saling out past associations or trying to name drop, like with this Streisand thing.

    She needs to do a tv movie and take acting classes. She really burned herself with feeding into the tabloid crap. Probably why her stuff doesn’t get greenlight, they want people to watch a movie and focus on that , not the actor.

    Barbra, was and is cute and sexy. Don’t like her singing, I like her acting though. She is real ignorant stupid superficial for feeling insulted by the comparison. She messed herself up, all around.

    For the person trying to diss Meg Ryan, she’s done real good movies and is cute when she doesn’t mess with herself. She is not out there anymore and cares for her adopted child, so please.

    She probably felt insecure about her husbands affair, why she altered herself for a min, but she got over it.

  91. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Lily: Anyone who posts with the kind of vitriol you have displayed at another woman who has been cheated on and left, obviously is dealing with some underlying issue. And all the :D after the cutting remarks are telling too. Have you been through divorce? I assure you it is VERY painful whether it is between two consenting adults or not. And the way hers came about was most unkind. To trivialize it is…mean. *shrug*

  92. Sans says:

    if that’s all her hair in that YouTube vid w/ her dissing Streisand it’s pretty. If she was cheated on it was five yrs ago. she wasn’t raped, molested, beaten, and he didn’t give her Aids like some cheating husbands. do. According to them they were living apart in 03, so cheating, please. She wasn’t left with no money or children either

  93. Janeth says:

    @ Sans! I love how you know everything about her life… When she separated, I guess you know her so I guess you can judge and critique her. Fool!

  94. Liana says:

    “Hey Crash2GO2 … (snipped out some other nasty comment to save space)… She too is a h0 who sees no disconnect between her utterances and her actions.”
    ————————-

    Some people around here are ridiculous. Calling other posters “hos” etc. It’s disgusting.

  95. Corine says:

    /Crash2GO2 “Vitriol”? I didn’t think Lily’s post was that bad at all. She made smiley faces throughout her post and gave her opinion like everyone else. Not everyone is going to be a fan of the celebs you like.

    And how is her comment “trivializing” divorce and Aniston’s pain? Look Aniston did pose nearly nude for the Vanity Fair interview. She was so hurt over the divorce that it was hard for her to undress? You have to admit– that’s open for interpretation. No one knows what went on behind closed doors. You’re assuming that you know.

    And, don’t you think you’re taking a poster’s comments way too seriously, saying she has “underlying issues”? Then, you say you are perfectly civil? That’s a pretty ironic statement, actually. You sound like you’re projecting some of your own experiences onto celebs and others. That’s just my opinion.

  96. Isa says:

    That cover is very pretty.
    Those other pictures are horrible.
    The fake nails make me cringe.
    I am guessing she’s had at least two nose jobs with one happening in the past 2-3 years.

  97. Truthzbetta says:

    “You sir, are no Barbara Streisand.”

    Highlights how much surgery that nose has had to change/hide her ethnicity.

    Very desperate interview. Aniston’s a Kinda Sorta Funnyish Girl.

  98. Trillion says:

    Saying you’re into interior design is like saying you’re into scrapbooking or doodling or something. It’s not terrible, it’s just better left unsaid to a general audience. She’s already established herself as uninteresting and this only makes it worse.

  99. Shy says:

    I didn’t understand the meaning of this photo shoot. The only thing that is interesting is when they show the comparison pictures. The original Barbra and the Aniston recreation. It’s always fun to watch: “Look alike or not”.

    But it’s kind of pathetic. They put tons of make up, hired good photographer and made her look like Barbra a little. But i look at this pictures and think: “Well Jennifer… this is the person that you will never be. Because you can’t act. This photo is fake. You can’t act like this for even 2 minutes in the movie”.

  100. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Corine: I actually do have an issue: I have an issue with mean people. When I see posts that are just plain nasty it bugs. And if you will look back @ the time stamps, CR was responding to my first post in the thread which said nothing about underlying issues anyway. But it made for a good segue into that topic.

    Lily’s posts (and of course others here) struck me as unnecessarily mean, and all the added smiley faces were incongruent with the words. Maybe I am having a sensitive day, I don’t know.

    And yes, I have been through a divorce (I left him – no cheating involved), but that is all I have in common with JA. Does anyone else here besides Lilly think that a divorce between two consenting adults doesn’t deserve some compassion to the people involved?

  101. anon says:

    some posters “know” Jen was cheated on, some posters say “Jen” said Brad “didn’t cheat”, her friends said he didn’t cheat.You guys are never going to agree about something that you will never know. If he cheated (Brad on Jen) is she a liar for saying he didn’t?, or is she telling the truth and the posters just want to add cheating to the scenario? I don’t know, but it seems some posters were in the room when he cheated. They should have taken pictures :-)

  102. mai tai says:

    JA looks like JLo in that head shot.

  103. mln says:

    Barbra was a phenomenon to be a Jewish girl in the early 60s who had nothing to make her famous except a velvet voice and stunning eyes. She held her own on screen with Louis Armstrong & Robert Redford and refused to change her nose in a time when NO ONE in the movies looked like her. They don’t make them like that anymore and if they did Jennifer wouldn’t be amoung them.

  104. Cheyenne says:

    @Crash: When you say divorce deserves compassion, how many years after the fact are you talking about? It’s not like this happened the day before yesterday, it was five and a half years ago. Why should she still need compassion? She should have moved on long ago. I really hope she has.

  105. Lily says:

    @Crash. OMG–what are you talking about!?? I never said people who go through divorces don’t deserve compassion! You are completely making stuff up. :-(

    And, I had compassion for Aniston up until she started taking her clothes off non-stop. Then, I was like: “what a minute! This is kinda funny.” I find her constant need for attention grating. But, I don’t know her as a person. The points I made were about her constant interviews, her quotes, all her celebrity endorsements, and her godawful movies, etc. She is in control of those things, you know. You can’t expect people to love her–everyone has their favs and non-favs. Funny how you never actually addressed any of these points and instead went straight into attacking me personally: “I have no compassion, have underlying issues, I’m mean, I trivialize divorce,” etc, etc. I haven’t made any comments like that towards you at all.

    And, there’s plenty of people who made deprecating comments about Aniston including Kaiser. I was agreeing with Kaiser and making some jokes. So, I don’t understand why you would be on a site called celebitchy if you want everyone to say nice things about the celeb you like. That’s what fan pages are for. Makes no sense.

    BTW your comment about Jada Pinkett Smith: “Oh, but the wig is supposed to distract us from the recent work she had done on her face!” isn’t exactly nice. But, I guess it’s ok for you to say.

    Like I said, I think you are taking some silly comments on a silly celeb WAY too personally. I don’t see the point of it and I don’t plan to respond to you anymore. Good night :-)

  106. sirena says:

    Call me nasty, because I have zero compassion whatsoever for this over-rated, under-talented starlet and producer of too many shiteous movies. I went through a divorce and she went through a divorce. Only I didn’t get a gorgeous house to fall back on and every comfort in the world. I got my credit messed up. I’m still paying off loans he took out. Stop with the idea that we have to feel sorry for her because she survived something so many people go through on a daily basis. She didn’t survive the sinking of the Titanic, and she isn’t living in a tent in Haiti. She has a nice family, friends, career, fans, and she made 27 million in one year alone. She lives in a million-dollar mansion in Beverly Hills while many people in the US are getting foreclosed on. So many other people have survived divorces (with little kids involved, with their finances messed up, and so many huge problems). WHY do we have to keep feeling sorry for her? She’s got every opportunity in the world and it’s been 5-6 years already. So please give it a rest with the compassion BS. You just make yourselves look really pathetic and out of touch with what most ordinary Americans struggle with on a daily basis.

  107. raincoaster says:

    SNOOKI!

    I’m telling you, she looks like Snooki. Look at the second bunch of pictures: the one on the right at the top. SNOOKI.

  108. Anon says:

    Didn’t Aniston like choke with embarrassment a few years back when a reporter mentioned she looked like Babs and now she is channeling her …err, coat-tailing her? Please.

  109. nnn says:

    The haircut is really cute but the comparison is BLASPHEMY and Aniston once again shows that she is not very bright in her responses and not a good conversionalist to talk to or interview.

  110. Lourdes says:

    I’m not feeling these pics of Jen at all. I totally love her, but the photos actually give me the creeps…

  111. K-MAC says:

    I just love these photos! the pictorial is beautiful and such a change from her regular shoots…good for her!

  112. Crash2GO2 says:

    @Lilly – wow. Talking about taking things personally. I guess I’m not allowed to have an opinion either!

  113. OC lady says:

    “Barabara is like butter and Jen is like the Velveeta cheese spread that you pick up at the discount store.”
    Haha–that’s pretty funny, Lily!

    I’m not a fan of this either. Like Lindsey with Marily Monroe, celebs should avoid imitating legends. They always fall short by comparison. Barbara was unique. Jen–not so much.

  114. anon1000 says:

    soo pathetic and VERY telling that certain posters deride others for not feeling “compassion” for jennypoo for getting divorced like more than 50% of the U.S. population. WHY is a divorce for THIS person STILL mourned 5 1/2 years AFTER THE FACT?????? it’s because jennypoo is all alone after all these years and all the men she has had sex with. people who are losers like her identify and sympathize because they realize that she and they lost someone great or the chance of someone great because of WHO THEY ARE.

  115. NicoleAM says:

    I have zero prob with Aniston. I think the profile shots are nice. Relax ppl, it’s a tribute shoot. Many a celeb has done it before.
    BTW, everyone says SHE needs to get over her failed marriage, yet it appears it is YOU and journalists and tabloid mags that can’t move on, constantly mentioning it in every post and it doesn’t even have anything directly to do with you.

  116. Hello says:

    Aniston is a fabulous girl; she has always been like that and will always be. I just love her. What’s’ wrong with you people? Are you all jealous of her? Any of you ever look as good as she is and earn as much as she does? I guess none :-)

  117. anon1000 says:

    maniston is a fab GIRL??? like k.stew, anne Hathaway, j. biel, blake L. megan F, and other REAL YOUNG WOMEN????? even they would be embarrassed for UGGISTON and her FREAKS to refer to this middle-aged, UGLY, chinnified wannabe as a GIRL????

  118. lisa says:

    Could you imagine Sandra Bullock doing this kind of a shoot. Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz.. NOPE..

    Tribute for someone you never mentioned before. Someone who you had this childish reaction to when a reporter mentioned you actually had a performance that brought her to mind. when she was ticking off her “idol” or inspirations..Barbara was NEVER mentioned.

    http://jjb.yuku.com/topic/585114?page=3066

    Regarding the “let’s feel sorry for Jenny” cry. Read her interviews. She is always making a reference to how much she has gone through. How much she has survived. How far she has come. HER rebirth. Her words. Read her interviews. The press is picking up on her words. She has had 6 years of pity. Like her divorce was the first in history. I remember People did an article Jennifer 5 years after Brad. hmmm. Her “friends” gave statements. Jen has moved on.

    PLEASE your life is you answer to those questions. She is a bore and loves the pity. I think she is attractive. But being single and alone keeps her in the press. If she had married or actually had a long term relationship NO ONE would be talking about her at all. It is because Brad has a family and she does not. that keeps her in the press. Pure and simple. I actually thinks she loves that.

  119. purelife says:

    She got big nose as Barbara but she never got the same talent with Barb. even in Acting she sucks.

    She needs better lips also, its dissapearing.

    And she wonder why people are laughing at her??? Hahahaha, im one of them… not because shes funny but because shes funny to look at everytime she she tries hard to be relevant. BOring and Bland.

    Next please.

  120. meme says:

    i dunno. my divorce wasn’t painful at all. it was a relief.