Jennifer Aniston named her new pit-boxer puppy after ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Jennifer Aniston was on The Tonight Show last night. Um, she slurred a bit, so I can’t talk about this being a “sober” appearance. Girl loves to get her drink on. But she did keep the conversation light – she and Leno obviously prepped her stories beforehand. The dog stories are always winners, although I’m not sure about admitting that she named her new puppy, Sophie, after Sophie’s Choice. She named her dog after a story about a mother choosing between her children during the Holocaust. I’m not touching that one, okay? Aniston told Leno, “Sophie came up to us, and that was sort of a big indicator of they choose you. We were there for three hours, and I’m telling you, I was almost walking out with three puppies. It’s so hard. That’s why we named her Sophie, because it was Sophie’s Choice. I was crying — it was so hard.” She even brought a photo of Sophie too. Just watch the video.

Aniston also discussed her BFF Chelsea Handler, but she messed up her defense of Chelsea. Leno was basically saying Chelsea is a drunken party girl, and Aniston started to say, “That’s just her personality- I mean, that’s her public persona.” This second video is pretty much an cross-promotional advertisement for Chelsea Lately.

In other JustJen news, Justin Theroux is ringing the “I was bullied too, y’all” bell. Although… okay, I just re-read this story. Justin didn’t use the word “bullied” - Us Weekly did in their headline. Carry on!

Don’t mess with Justin Theroux! The Wanderlust actor, 40, opened up about his rough upbringing in Washington, DC during his first-ever late-night TV appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday.

“The school was in the center of our neighborhood,” said Theroux, who admitted to being kicked out of two schools as a teen. “It was a very boy-heavy, Lord of the Flies environment. There were a lot of Irish families in the neighborhood and they all had like 13 kids. There was a lot of competition amongst the boys in general.”

“If you got into a fight with one of these boys, one who’s your age, then you would have to rely on your older brother to beat up that boy. The Sullivan boys you could not beat up. There were too many.”

When Theroux was 10-years-old, his father returned home from a business trip in Holland with a pair of wooden shoes. “I thought for some reason everyone in school was just going to adore the shoes,” Theroux said.

“Once I got to school, I bumped into this kid, David Sullivan, and he saw me, and he saw the wooden shoes, and he was like, ‘Oh, I will have to punch you now.’ It was almost like he felt bad, like, ‘I have to hand out a beat down for everyone else. The rules are the rules,’” said Theroux, currently dating his Wanderlust costar Jennifer Aniston. “I looked at my brother and he was like, ‘You’re on your own. I warned you.’”

As Sullivan “brought [Theroux] down to the pavement,” the future actor and screenwriter “realized I actually only had one means of defending myself, which was the actual wooden shoes themselves.”

“I took the shoe off, and as hard as I could, I remember clobbering him in the head,” Theroux said. “His head split, he sort of reared back and he started to cry.”

[From Us Weekly]

Is that a story of bullying, or is that a story of the one time Justin got into a fight? I think there’s a difference. Bullying, to me, is a campaign of hatred, taunting, and physical and emotional abuse, not a one-off altercation about shoes in which said shoes become a equalizing weapon of destruction. Maybe I’m wrong.

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  1. Ginevra says:

    Well I had to laugh at her understanding of the novel but… DUDE! You just gave away the most pivotal part of the story! I hate to be the person who declares this but…for real…SPOILER ALERT!

    • Jaxx says:

      Come on, Gin, everyone has heard the plot line to Sophie’s Choice by now so you can relax.

    • Lis says:

      I’m sorry, but this is akin to complaining when someone talks about how – SPOILER ALERT – Bruce Willis’s character in “The Sixth Sense” has been dead all along.

      At some level of fame, and after a certain amount of time, some things just enter the cultural lexicon and don’t require spoiler alerts.

    • Katherine says:

      She is an insensitive oaf. Or she is just pure ignorance.

      This isn’t even funny. Not in the least.

      There may be times when people make crude jokes or see something funny in a very serious or sad matter – like the Holocaust. But no one with half a brain or a wit of sensitivity would say it in public. Every time I think she is as dumb as possible she reaches a new low.

      Which reminds me – did she ever apologize for the thoughtlessly cruel way she used the word “retard” on national television? No. That should tell you what kind of person she is.

    • Original Chloe says:

      As Cirque28 says below in the thread, after you actually read (or even watch) Sophie’s Choice you’ll never throw this phrase casually in everyday conversations: it’s about insanity, suicide, guilt, shame, racism, the Holocaust, and the lynchings of black Americans.

      Ironically, all of these are the kind of issues Aniston’s artistic work never touches upon. But hey, now that she’s named her puppy after the novel, maybe she’ll even read it.

    • Twez says:

      When a film is 20 years old, and the novel on which it’s based is a few years older than that, I think we can dispense with spoiler alerts.

    • Ginevra says:

      Listen I am usually 100% with you guys but when I read this novel in high school I did not know the ending — and cannot imagine it any other way. Would have totally ruined the experience.

      • Erinn says:

        I’ve never read the book, but I’ve always known it was about a mother choosing between her children. It’s not even a book read around here in schools. Most people on these boards aren’t in highschool, reading this book. Most of us are adults, and have either already read it, or don’t intend to read it.

    • Agnes says:

      Yeah, I don’t think this is as much about giving an ending away as it is about comparing picking a dog at the shelter (A DOG! and this is nothing against dogs, which i adore) to giving up one of your children for certain death. WTF is wrong with this woman. shut your trap and don’t try to make your trivial problems into actual ones.

  2. Julie says:

    Wanderlust is flopping worse than expected and yet almost no media outlets comment on this…although the Tourist made 278 million worldwide…every huge online media was calling it a flop….

    Also, has anyone noticed that Angelina Jolie remains the only movie star to not have flops in the past 2 years ish?

    Sandra Bullock – extremely loud and incredibly close
    Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford – Cowboys and aliens
    Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern
    Reese withersppoon – How do you know
    Johnny Depp – the Rum diaries
    Nicole Kidman & Nicolas Cage – Trespess
    Seth Green – Mars needs moms
    Helen Mirren – Arthur
    Sarah Jessica Parker – I don’t know how she does it
    Steve Martin/Jack Black – THe big year
    Ben Stiller/Eddie Murphy – Tower Heist
    Ashton, Halle, Zac, Josh Duhamel – New Years’ Eve

    Why is Jolie the only one able to get worldwide box office successs?! (ie: Salt, the Tourist)

    Salt was completely carried by Angelina Jolie

    • Julie says:

      Two other big stars with unsuccessful movies that I forgot:
      Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks – larry Crowne

      But also, more importantly, who we traditionally consider A-list…they’ve all had AT LEAST OSCAR NOMS (usually multiple) and most have won oscars….except Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore – both of whom had marriages allegedly broken up by homewreckers while they were married to more famous men who upped their careers

      In the past two decades…for female A listers:

      Demi Moore
      Julia Roberts
      Nicole Kidman
      Halle Berry
      Jennifer Aniston
      Reese Witherspoon
      Angelina Jolie
      Sandra Bullock

      Everyone has WON an oscar, except for Jen + Demi….why?! Those two haven’t even been NOMINATED for an oscar

      • Lis says:

        “Everyone has WON an oscar, except for Jen + Demi…”

        I wouldn’t put Anniston and Moore in the same category.

        I think Moore deserved at least a nod in the Oscars’s Best Supporting Actress category for her role in “Margin Call”.

        Yes, her face was scary and she looked pretty bad in some scenes, but she can really, really act. The simple fact is that she’s only missed out on Oscar noms because she was too out of it to campaign.

        Anniston, for various reasons, has never picked a really good film and she has never turned in a film performance of that calibre.

        I don’t hate Anniston like some of the people here, and I agree with your wider point. But let’s be easier on Demi, okay?

      • Heine says:

        Julie: What on earth does any of that have to do with Aniston’s dog or Theroux’s interview?

      • Emma says:


        I agree it’s completely unrelated/irrelevant to this post…but then again…on every other jen/ange thread there are irrelevant/mean spirited posts about each other.

        You can’t avoid it, and people call these posters out on it, but nothing can be done really.

        At least Julie wasn’t being “mean” in a sense…she was just stating the facts…and I didn’t realize it, but it’s totally true wow! Angelina is definitely a huge box office draw compared to other stars.

        To add to the list:

        Orlando Bloom And Milla Jovovich: the Three Musketeers

      • kelly says:

        It’s funny how you seem to always want to limit the years to times when Angie hadn’t had a flop. lol.
        The Tourist was only saved by J. Depps international appeal. Domestically it was a total BOMB. It was critically slammed as being totally terrible and Jolies part in it was slammed as being “wooden.”

        Let’s look prior to your two year limit because Angie has only had the tourist in that time frame.

        How about Beyond Borders. that was a stinker. It made 11-12 million WW with a production budget of 35 million. Means it lost millions.

        How about A Might Heart. big box office there. nope.

        She was in Sky Captain and she was so awful that i cringed. It made 57-58 million and cost 70 M to make. Lost millions.

        Alexander didn’t do that great either if I remember correctly.

        Her directorial debut is in negative numbers. They have spent more promoting it than it has made. It will never make back what it cost to make.
        It is a BOMB through and through.

        To be a hit movie it is said you have to make 3x your production costs. Salt is almost there but not quite.

        A lot of these movie companies try to shave dollars off of their production costs to not show their films at a loss. So who knows the true costs.

        I did think she was darn good in the Bone Collector. But she has had many, many flops just like everyone else.

      • Dredz says:

        Yes, back in the 90′s Demi was HUGE… She won hundredfold more raves than Aniston in her lifetime and get this, Demi could actually carry a movie as the leading star/actress, remember Indecent Proposal? I love that movie! This was unlike Aniston who mostly acts in supporting role or part of an ensemble (i.e. Horrible Bosses). Her biggest hit was Marley and Me, but she only got billing after the DOG and Owen Wilson

      • Emma says:


        Agreed Jolie has had flops like EVERYONE in the entertainment industry, except you need to be less biased in your posting.

        The one part of the Tourist that was praised was Angelina Jolie’s acting; critics agreed she played the part of sophisticated lady perfectly. Johnny Depp was actually the one criticized for being wooden and boring.

        Plus Salt was a huge success while Depp bombed in the Rum Diaries…like he does when he doesn’t play wonky character roles.

        The tourist was completely saved by Angelina Jolie’s international appeal, and not Johnny Depp’s.

        Plus…I can’t believe you’re comparing things like Beyond Borders, A mighty heart to mainstream movies…..

        It’d be more fair to talk about things like Life or something like it being a big bomb.

        Aniston has had way too many bombs and she’s never been the draw at all in her successful movies.

        The point Julie was making was that in this past year(s) all the top stars have had bombs except Angelina Jolie, which is true.

        Plus why did you ignore the part about Aniston not getting an oscar nomination? Selective posting/reading ehh?

    • Jill says:

      I’m surprised Wanderlust didn’t open higher than #8. Not a good sign.

    • Jill says:

      Kelly: The bottom line on Tourist is that it was a hit for the studio because the overseas box office was enormous. The studios don’t care where the revenue comes from. When all is said and done, money is money, and Jolie’s films make some very big money.

    • Maya says:

      You come across like a conspiracy theorist. How about this reason: they’re not interested in Oscars? Demi aside, as she has gone off the rails of late, but Aniston continues to work and it doesn’t appear to be a problem. Anyway, your logic about quality and actors isn’t really logical. I wouldn’t call Gwyneth Paltrow a fantastic actress, or Nicole Kidman for that matter (can’t move her face, uses Meg Ryan’s facial expressions as a template in all her comedies), but they’ve won Oscars. Does it make them great? I doubt it. During this era, especially this era, an Oscar win isn’t synonymous with acting talent or range. What has Paltrow been in lately that has been of note? Glee?

      You can say what you want to say about Wanderlust and, hey, I’m not saying it’s an Oscar worthy film, but it will still make more money than In the Land of Blood and Honey. The last I read, in Serbia, there were only 20 people at the premiere and most of them walked out.
      I don’t get all the animosity about Jennifer Aniston’s films. Why don’t people criticise films that are produced by Judd Apatow or Adam Sandler (always the same lame comedies)?

      From what I get, this post is about the name of Aniston’s dog and you’ve gone all out to make it this compare and contrast saga.
      In reality? Aniston can boast about more financial success than Brad and Angelina put together. She too works as a producer and she gets residuals from Friends, as well as the profits from DVD releases from her ‘flops’ (which have had more viewings than Angelina’s directorial debut!).

  3. Dotty says:

    There is just no depth or substance to her, which she illustrates with every interview and movie role. Yawn.

  4. Lis says:


    She likes the book/film, and it’s a nice name.

    I’m not a big fan, but I’m not sure what the big deal is.

    • cat1 says:

      It’s an interpretation and it’s not off. She’s saying that leaving the other dogs behind was rough. It was a choice akin to Sophie’s Choice. Although thankfully this is a NO-KILL shelter so she is not sending the ones left behind to their deaths but at many other shelters she would be.

      • Venice says:

        Where or who said it was a no kill shelter? must have missed that, and for the love of any animal I hope it was. She with all her millions could have taken the 3 pups. I had 4 rescue dogs (plus 5 cats,rescue) at one time and don’t have anywhere near the money she makes on intrest alone each year. So yeah she could have taken the 3, good for the puppy she did bring home. That is a good thing.
        Could anyone tell me for sure it was a no kill shelter?

      • skuddles says:

        Hi Venice, I distinctly recall reading somewhere that Aniston was using a no kill shelter to obtain her latest puppy (and I think it’s also where she got one of her other dogs). I also understand this shelter is one of her designated charities.

      • Venice says:

        Thanks skuddles-I saw her on Ellen this past week and she showed the same pics as she did on Leno. Very cute puppy.(all pups are though) I know Ellen is a huge animal lover so I am sure they know the good shelters to support. I just wish all shelters could be no kill.

      • skuddles says:

        I hear you Venice! We live in the country and it’s not uncommon for people to dump off unwanted animals. I do my best to feed and care for them, then try to locate owners in case they’re lost, or try to find them new homes. Sometimes it’s my own home – both our kitties are local rescues. I’m loathe to surrender them to a regular shelter unless forced. The two no-kill shelters in the area are perpetually full and I’m usually turned down so that makes for some heartwrenching decisions at times.

      • crtb says:

        She with all her millions could have taken the 3 pups.

        What does money have to do with how many pets you chose to adopt? She took 1 dog because that’s all she wanted not because that is what she could afford.

        You have as many pets that you have because that what suits your lifestyle.
        Good for you.

        My rescue cat has severe separation anxiety and has to be put on anti-depressants when I go on vacation and I have to pay a babysitter to play with him everyday. He attacks my other cats if I don’t get home from work on time. I would love another cat (I have 3) but that wont work for me or my other cats.

        Jen travesl for work and vacations often. Maybe 3 dogs wouldn’t be fair to the dogs.

    • Original Chloe says:


      She just likes this Holocaust novel/movie and thought it’s a great inspiration for a puppy name, because she totally had to chose one puppy over another puppy, and you know – the puppy name will now bring the memories or whatever.

      People keep being MEAN to Jennifer Aniston again, and all she does is simply love puppies.

      /snark off

  5. Heidi Bivens says:

    Dear GOd, how worthless this woman is.
    Who cares about her puppies?

  6. Maguita says:

    I’d still call it bullying Kaiser.

    The big kid has made his own rules on who gets beaten up, and for what reasons. So yeah, if Therroux is skinny now, imagine how skinny he used to be back then, and getting probably bullied for his size as well… As if the wooden clogs were not enough!

    BTW, the interview was ok. She didn’t look drunk. But she just couldn’t lie about Chelsea! Whatever story she tried to tell, Chelsea always came out a drinker.

    • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

      I don’t think that “bullying” was Justin’s point at all. His story was hilarious, he wasn’t boo-hooing, he was telling a funny story that I’m sure a lot of people can relate to.

      His narrative was perfect with the “Lord of the Flies” reference. The best part was the take he had on what the bully was thinking “‘Oh, I will have to punch you now.’ It was almost like he felt bad, like, ‘I have to hand out a beat down for everyone else. The rules are the rules,’”. lol!

  7. Schlong doctor says:

    Yeah, let’s compare having to choose which of your little children to hand over to the Nazis to be slaughtered, to, I don’t know… picking out a f*cking dog (it was such a difficult decision, she even cried). Or worse yet, was she trying to cast the dog as the mother and her as the child? It doesn’t even make sense.

    Yes, we get it, you like dogs, therefore you must be a nice and sensitive person with great emotional depth.
    What a “retard” lol.

    • Heine says:

      No she wasn’t doing any of that. She was talking about how it sucked taking only one puppy home out of the bunch. How on earth did you manage to make something negative out of Aniston’s love of dogs? That takes a strange kind of dedication.

      • Emma - the JP lover says:

        She was talking about how hard it was to make a ‘choice’ from the three dogs and equating that to the film “Sophie’s Choice, which is why she was glad taht ‘Sophie’ eventually came/kept coming to her and made the choice for her.

      • Original Chloe says:

        Heine, I can’t understand how you can defend her here: lemme stress, it’s not even about the fact that she used the phrase “Sophie’s choice” (which people often do, metaphorically) in this situation – she actually *named her dog Sophie* because the fictional Sophie had such a difficult choice to make and she was also facing a difficult choice. (I don’t know if I can explain the difference here clearly enough – maybe I can’t. Does anyone else see it?)

        It’s not about me disliking her “love of puppies” – there’s nothing wrong about loving puppies, especially pound puppies, and helping them is a wonderful thing. I love puppies. But what you’re saying seems to completely gloss over, not to say detract from the sheer and oblivious idiocy of her actual comparison and justification of the puppy’s name.

        But I guess I’m one of the three people who can’t believe what they’ve just read.

    • Jackie says:

      no, you are not only one of three…i am rather nauseated that she named her DOG sophie after that book/movie.

      such frivolity with something so horrifyingly tragic. how can this shallow, dim woman be so popular??

  8. Asli says:

    I do think it was bullying. I hope he wasn’t running around scared or anything. I also think that Jen’s interviews are getting more boring. She’s running out of stuff to talk about.

    Look out for a monologue on Chelsea’s show about Jay’s massive jaw or his almost-retiring. You know it’s coming.

  9. Hautie says:

    I didn’t take that as a bullying story from Justin.

    But a story about not getting his ass beat. And I laughed when he won, by having a wooden shoe handy.

    I have no doubt, living in a neighborhood filled with Irish catholic families was no easy feat.

    And I bet none of the sister’s could date anyone in the neighborhood. Without her house full of brothers trying to beat a future boyfriend Irish ass.

    • Jen D. says:

      Yeah, I kind of laughed at the story. I thought he was trying to be funny, and I thought it was a kind of funny story. I mean, you knocked a kid over the head with a wooden shoe? And then he started to cry? It’s kind of a crazy story.

    • Molly says:

      He’s a liar. He didn’t grow up in a rough part of DC. He went to a private school full of emo hipster kids in a ritzy part of town where tuition is tens of thousands of dollars. I highly doubt there were that many Irish Catholics, since most of them live in MD.

      He’s stupid.

      • crtb says:

        I grew up in DC and had a similar childhood. I’m older and african American. Didn’t live in a rough neighborhood and went to catholic school. However I grew up at a time when people had large familes and I was an only child. If a child got into a fight( and kids fought in those days), their sisters and brothers joined in and helped them beat up whomever they were fighting. Since I had no back-up, I got my butt kicked. It is a story many of us can relate to. Don’t have to be in an Irish Catholic neigborhood or in a public school.

      • valleymiss says:

        Wouldn’t it be pretty easy to look up all that?

        And dear god, Justin is so handsome it hurts to look at him…

      • Katherine says:

        You’re right, he’s a liar. Maybe that’s his artistic license at work. LOL! His dad has always been a corporate attorney making big bucks. They lived in a very expensive neighborhood in DC. I’m pretty sure one of his schools was Friends in N.W. DC – the one on Wisconsin Avenue which is a very, very nice neighborhood. It’s where the Obama girls go. I knew people who went there around Justin’s time and I don’t believe for a second that bullying would have been tolerated at that school. Maybe they just thought he was an A-hole.

        There are also no “Catholic Irish” neighborhoods in NW Washington. That’s just flat out not true. Maybe there were a few Catholic Irish families near his home but that would be it.

        He’s a poseur. Isn’t it obvious?

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        Justin didn’t lie. The “rough upbringing in Washington, DC” was added by US magazine, that was the narrative through which “they” presented his story.

        He says his father returned from a business trip in Holland, that says right there his dad was a businessman. Rich kids fight too, just look what “frat” boys do to each other. He never said he was bullied, and he never said he was poor. His story was about one incident.

    • Kara Ann says:

      I thought that the story was funny. For me, the irony that the shoes that were getting him beat up ended up saving him is just funny. For all the crap that this guy gets on celebitchy threads, he does seem witty and entertaining. IMO, his intelligence coupled with his good looks and his obvious realization that he is an entertainer so he entertains makes him someone to look forward to watching/listening to. Another similar case for me is the Harry Potter kid. Following several posts about him on here, I’ve begun to look forward to hearing whatever story he has on hand for his next appearance. I mean it’s entertainment people and, IMO, these guys are entertaining.

      • toto says:

        well i don’t find him handsome , in the pictures he sound more cute than interviews .
        i don’t know which is tighter his skin or his suit.
        physically hes so tiny , his voice is weird … the way he told this story was confusing…i felt sorry for him after awhile like he was so terrified and so scared to fail in this interview.

        maybe with time he will be more relaxed.

      • Kara Ann says:

        That’s an interesting take Toto. Funny how people can see completely different things. I don’t think that I would even classify him as tiny. Keep in mind, I’m on the short side myself. As far as his tight clothes go, that doesn’t bother me b/c he is, to me, obviously comfortable with his body and his style. I don’t get the terrified vibe from him that you do. I get the vibe that this is a near 40 year old man who has lived a successful, if non-famous, existence who is comfortable in his own (too tight, :) ) skin! I like that. In the shirtless photos, I found him downright hot BUT, for me, that is secondary to the fact that, to me, he is charming, self-confident, and, the holy grail in attractiveness, he is genuinely funny.
        Maybe, he’ll change either or both of our opinions. We’ll see.

  10. Katie says:

    But how did she get a star on the walk of fame? What will be her legacy in 50 years? A well loved tv show and pile of less than mediocre movies that will most certainly not stand the test of time?

    • Jill says:

      You don’t get nominated for a star on the Walk of Fame; you buy one. Anyone in the movie business with $30,000 to spare can buy one. The Twilight kids have stars. Next up will be the Kardashians. At that point, you might as well plow up the whole sidewalk and toss it into a dumpster.

      • Heine says:

        Jill: The Twilight kids do not have stars. They have their foot and handprints at Grauman’s Chinese Theater-those and stars on the Walk of Fame are two different things.

        And yes, you have to be nominated, a committee votes on your nomination to approve it or not and typically a studio or record company pays for the star because they are promoting the nominated celebrity’s film or album or whatever; in this case, the promotion of Wanderlust.

      • Jill says:

        Well that probably explains why Julia Roberts, Clint Eastwood, George Clooney, Michael Douglas and a lot of actors more deserving than Aniston don’t have them. The star became a joke when the studios started shilling for them to promote a film or a record.

  11. Lucky Charm says:

    You just don’t mess with an Irish Catholic!

    And in her defense (ha!), she probably never saw or read about “Sophie’s Choice” but was only aware of the name. So when the dog made a “choice” to come over to them she thought (ha again, when does she think?!) Sophie would be an appropriate name. I swear on my grandmother’s grave, my dog is more intelligent than this woman is!

    • Heine says:

      Or she chose that reference because she could only take one dog out of the group but wanted them all…

      • Lucky Charm says:

        But she could have taken all three if she wanted to. She wasn’t forced to choose only one and the rest would be killed. My point was, she really has no idea of the concept of “Sophie’s Choice”.

      • hatuh says:

        It is just an expression one uses when faced with a tough choice. I myself used it just yesterday when I couldn’t decide if I wanted Taco Bell or Arby’s for dinner. No biggie.

      • Heine says:

        She didn’t make the reference to Sophie’s Choice because the dog chose them (which was your original point), she used a joke to indicate that it was hard to take just one.

        She didn’t literally mean that the other dogs would die if she didn’t take them, jeez. It was a joke. She gets the concept of Sophie’s Choice. I think you just didn’t understand the joke.

      • Kara Ann says:

        Completely agree with you Heini.

        hatuh, you made me laugh. Those kinda big decisions do become “Sophie’s Choice”, don’t they? Especially when you’re dieting!

        BTW, doesn’t anyone else not think that a sense of humor is usually found in quick-quitted people? That’s the thing that makes them attractive IMO. I think Aniston’s sense of humor is fun and very attractive.

      • Lolie says:

        So I guess Kara Ann, that if Jen made a racist n joke you’d think that was ‘humor’ and ‘wit’ too? All it shows is that like Jen you have no idea of tasteful humor and have no true wit. What she did is not ‘humor’ or ‘wit’ and I feel sorry for you if you think it is. What next? Calling a dog Zyclon-B, oven or ‘Hitler’?

      • Kara Ann says:

        I don’t know what leap of logic made you decide to accuse me of being witlesss, humorless, and possibly racist. Nor am I interested in how you came to that conclusion. Your logic and your post are far more enlightening about who you are then my simple comment that I find Jen “funny and attractive”. I think that you’ll find that it a pretty wide held belief with people, althought not the ones on this site.
        Lastly, it is difficult to respond seriously to such an ugly, over-the-top post so I am trying to respond as kindly as possible considering you accusations were wholly unmerited but, kinda amusing b/c of how out of left field they were.
        You know what? Let me put this simply. I don’t have time for the kinda of back and forth posting that you are interested in. Find someone else to play with. You’ll be able to identify them b/c they’ll respond to you as you did to me: Attack, Insult, Hide Behind Keyboard.
        Argh, end of our communication. I’m sure since I’m witless and all, you’ve got better things to do with your time.

      • sian says:

        Wow what a massive over-reaction Kara Ann. Calm down. There was no need for your vicious attack which was out of proportion to the person’s post. All that person said, was there is nothing humorous about naming dogs from a story about the holocaust and I agree. Also, her friend’s racist attacks on Angelina’s children show what type of humor JA has. It is neither tasteful nor nice nor funny in any way. To me, to that poster and to many others, JA is as funny as a funeral. Her sense of humor is slapstick/toilet. It is not refined, witty or classy. Don’t take so much offense and jump down people’s throats just because they don’t see things the way you do. Take a chill pill.

      • Kara Ann says:

        It seems strange but I believe that you seem offended that I became offended. She accused me of being witlesss, humorless, and possibly racist. So if I overreacted to that, I’m good with it. I’m probably always going to react negatively to those kinda words being pushed on me.
        I did not viciously attack her. I didn’t use derogatory or demeaning words. I hoped to get the point across that the things that she accused me of were unacceptable to me. They are.
        Nothing in my reaction had anything to do with the way that she sees things. It had to do with the way that she expected to be able to say ugly things about me b/c I disagreed with her. It seems fairly obvious who is upset that someone carries a different opinion than they do and it isn’t me.

      • sian says:

        Kara Ann perhaps you should read the post again, because she never accused you of being racist at all. The poster posted an analogy of what if **JA** made a racist joke. It was about JA not you. You clearly read into things that weren’t there and thus misjudged them on the basis of your misunderstanding.

      • Lolie says:

        Thanks sian for seeing what I meant. I don’t know what your problem is KaraAnn, but you are crazy. I never accused you of being racist. Where on I was using an analogy when asking would you find a racist comment funny. I never said or insinuated you are racist. Please calm down and read what I wrote, without reading between the lines and putting your slant on it.

        Edit. Forget it. You simply are looking for an argument and you don’t get what my post said so its a waste of time. You deliberately misread my post to cause a fight and read into it what wasn’t there. You accused me of accusing you of being racist when I did no such thing you simply over-reacted and misunderstood (deliberately I think) and misjudged me. To explain further would be a waste of time because you would then twist it and say I said something that I didn’t. Posters like you are exhausting. You’re not worth my time.

  12. skuddles says:

    Wow, that’s uh a fascinating story about how you named your dog… deep. Now can we talk about the fact that I once named my guinea pig “Guinea Bob” in honor of a rotten ex boyfriend? I felt bad though (for the guinea pig) so I changed his name to “Humphrey” – because he tried to hump everything in sight :)

  13. sullivan says:

    Ugh. It’s hard to listen to this boozehound. Her voice is as rough as her face. Oh, and, NO – choosing a puppy is not at all like Sophie’s Choice.

  14. Jackie says:

    OMG, the pants. are they actually pleather??!

    ya, jen…you’re really cool and hip, just like your new boyfriend. ugh.

  15. Franny says:

    some of you must have no heart or hate animals because to say “oh look at this famewhore, who cares blah blah blah”. look, she obviously loves her dogs. some people just have those connections. I love my 2 dogs, I don’t have any children yet, so yes, I could talk about my dogs for hours. She seems like a great dog mom, so really, just let her be.

    • Katherine says:

      I loved my dogs. How does loving dogs excuse her tasteless joke about the Holocaust? What is wrong with some of you?

      • Dredz says:

        I agree, this vacuous woman never knows how to be sensitive towards the issue of holocaust

      • spinner says:

        Keep digging, Katherine. How you can think that naming your dog after a FICTIONAL character in a NOVEL equates to joking about the Holocaust is just beyond me. I am sitting here with my very Jewish husband & he is laughing his ass off at you. He said he is more insulted by your insinuations.

      • Katherine says:

        Spinner, If I thought you really had a “very Jewish husband” – whatever that means – I would tell him he should be ashamed of himself. I personally think you make up things hoping to add support to your arguments when you get called out.

        I find it hard to believe that there are those who can’t grasp that the whole “Sophie’s Choice” reference was meant to be a public joke by Aniston – surely rehearsed ahead of time. A joke about the main point of the entire movie – which is about one of the most painful and horrific consequences of the war on the Jews – equates to a joke about the Holocaust. Pure and simple. There’s no way around it.

        Defending Aniston in this instance is beyond the pale. I’d prefer to think she is just ignorant rather than anti-Semitic or insensitive to this degree.

      • spinner says:

        WHOA!! Such a delight you are. My husband said he will pray for you at Synagogue.

  16. says:

    GAH! Those mini bangs!

  17. sullivan says:

    Regarding her little manfriend. Is it too soon after the tanking of Wanderlust to dump him? This ‘relationship’ has done Aniston & the movie no favors. Send that hipster-poseur packing.

  18. Claudia says:

    I don’t know… this article (and Kaiser in general on Aniston stories) is very nit-picky. So she has a friend who’s crass, many of us do. Sometimes (to our detriment) we focus on the good traits our friends have and overlook the bad just because they’re “so fun”.

    The Sophie’s choice thing is silly, but Aniston is pretty harmless and her stories are all just inane fluff. I think she’s very one-note, both in her choice of roles and movies and her personality (the hair, always the vacationing on a beach in Mexico– why not visit the ruins in Peru? Or do a crazy wine tour in Italy? Go to the festivals in India? You’re rich! Go be adventurous!), but I’m always amazed when blogs try to drum up controversy or some mortal character flaw.

    She’s superficial and she quite obviously likes the simple, routine life. This does not automatically equate with bad, just not one’s cup of tea. Finally, of course she’s going to talk about her dogs a lot! Other celebs talk about their kids constantly and aren’t harped on for it. Jen doesn’t have kids so her dogs are the next best thing. That’s where I can really relate to her– I’m a fellow dog lover and will bore you to death with endless dog stories.

    Also, the Justin story doesn’t sound like another chorus of rich-attractive-celebrity-was-(shock!)-unpopular-and-bullied! (I’m looking at you Megan Fox, new chick from Transformers, Christina Hendricks, etc.) It just seems like a random, funny anecdote about growing up.

    • Kara Ann says:

      Enjoyable post, I really liked that it wasn’t mean-spirited or cutting.

      Having said that, I shall pick up the gauntlet that you have thrown down about boring people to death with dog stories. I do believe that I can out-bore you with tales of my precious 80 pound baby, Bandit. Ooooh, I’d really, really keep going but there seems to be alot of dog-not-so-lovers on here…or, it’s Anti-Aniston’s in disguise!

      • barbie says:

        I love my grand-dog (my daughters 2 year old black lab) I was @ the salon where my daughter is a hair stylist & a small group of us were talking & the subject of dogs came up & everyone had their phones out passing around their pictures it was so cute. Best of all I can spoil my grand-dog then send her her home to mommy.

    • Lolie says:

      It really astounds me that people buy her ‘harmless’ act and repeat it ad nauseum. I think its a cover. Because lets face it, what type of a person encourages someone to make racist jokes about her ex-husband’s children and call the mother of his children a c u next tuesday? What type of woman always refers to her ex-husband and/or his current partner with such passive-aggressiveness (that goes undetected with the loonistons) in almost every interview since 2005? She is far from ‘harmless’ and I really can’t understand why so many people are fooled by her ‘harmless’ act.

  19. Judy says:

    He is such a freak. He wears his clothes too small and this is HIP? I guess she was really hard up to find somone who would adore her and who she could boss around lol She is denying she slept with him before he left his fiance of 14 years? Hey Jen how does it feel to have an ex saying you “stole” her man and that you were screwing him while she was still with him?? Nice to have you put the shoe on the other foot because you made AJ pay like hell for your pity party. ALl your Jenhens swear that she broke up your rotten marriage and the only reason you really married PITT was for his money and his fame and to be an A lister all then while screwing Brad while engaged to another man lol When does the A lister come thru by the way. NOw you buy a Pitt bull? They kill babies and adults. SO guess you won’t be popping any of the kids out you so badly wanted?? but never had with Brad? Your career and dogs come first.By the way your even mentioning Sophies choice ” is a joke. YOur comments alone prove you never read it. GUess you have a slight booze problem huh? Latch on toi this looser Jen as he is as good as you can get.

    • crtb says:

      Now you buy a Pitt bull? They kill babies and adults. SO guess you won’t be popping any of the kids out you so badly wanted??

      REALLY! Pitt bulls kill babies and adults? I remember when Dobermans were the “dangerous” killing dogs. Then it was German Shepards. Now it is Pitt Bulls.In a couple of years, it will be another breed. Any dog can be trained to harm. Many people safely have babies and Pitts in their homes. Any pet can become jealous of a baby, not just pitt bulls.

      • Lushus L. says:

        @ crtb, All those breeds are dangerous! I was attacked by a chow/lab mix and it wasn’t fun. Luckily, I came out of it with only a face full of stitches. If that dog had been a pit bull, I’d probably be dead. When will you pit apologists wake up?

      • Julie says:

        Pit bulls are more dangerous than other dogs because their jaws are so large and strong. When they do bite, they can inflict massive damage. That is why only idiots have pit bulls AND children. A german shephard might bite a kid and leave a scar. A pit bull bites your kid and the kid is dead cause the pit bull is stronger and has been bred to not let go.

      • Lolie says:

        Pitbulls have been classified as a dangerous dog (banned outright in some countries) for years and years. Other dogs may have come and gone into ‘whats dangerous now’ lists, but Pitbulls have ALWAYS been considered highly dangerous. Pitbulls are *specifically bred* to be aggressive to humans and animals. Its also in their DNA, and there is no safe way to breed it out of them so really the only solutional is to ban them. They are not cuddly dogs and are not a dog you keep as a family pet. There really is no reason for such a breed to exist.

      • Pirouette says:

        “Pit apologists”?!! For real? You must be joking.

      • ann h says:

        I was 7 years old tobogganing down a hill in the winter with a friend and this boxer dog came running down the hill after us and bit me in the arm. He must have hit a good spot because when I took of my coat half the jacket was red with blood. My Mom took me to the hospital to get a shot. They never found the dog. My husband’s been bit twice by shepherds and my neighbour’s rottie that I petted hundreds of times turned around after about 10 seconds of petting and bit me. I know that there are wonderful dogs of these breeds and a lot of you are saying “my dog would never do that”, but I just thought I’d throw that out there.

    • Kara Ann says:

      I appreciate that you don’t like Aniston. I understand that you don’t like her based on wrongs that you feel that she has done to Brad/AJ. Really though these people haven’t been actively in on another’s lives, in the case of Brad and Jen, for years. Jen and AJ, to my knowledge, have never been in one another’s lives. While you may never like Jen, it does seem kind of counter-productive to your cause to keep pointing out their past connections to one another. All of the AJ fans are very sure that she is un-concerned with Aniston. I just wish that her fans were as unconcerned. Lastly, just like you will probably never like Aniston there are people who will never like AJ. Having said that there really is no reason to keep putting each woman in posts/threads about the other.
      Don’t mean to be picking on you specifically. I just really thought that eventually the whole “unholy triangle” stuff would go away. According to AJ fans, that is all that is keeping Aniston relevant so…if that’s the case, maybe ya’ll should just test the theory by letting the triangle stuff die.
      With all of that said, I do want you to realize that I’m not being snarky or sarcastic and if you feel so strongly about keeping with all of this stuff, I guess I’ll keep reading it. Have a good weekend! Ooooh, do you think that if Brangelina marry then we can all just let it go? I so hope they marry and that that’s the end of it!

      • Veronica says:

        All you people and your media influenced prejudices against pitbulls need to stop. Pitbulls are bred to be non aggressive toward people and intact have the nickname of ‘nanny dog’ in great Britain because of their tolerance. Do you know that pitbulls score as one of the highest breeds in behavior tests? Higher than border collies? It’s a crying shame that the media latches on to a few cases where a dog has been mistreated and use those as an example of the breed as a whole. No bad dogs only bad owners!

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        Great post, Kara Ann. It’s only the tabloids that truly benefit from the “triangle” that they themselves, straight up, made up.

        P.S. Dog owners who are responsible will never have a pet who attacks someone. If a pet is dangerous, it’s the owner’s fault. Dogs are “pack” animals, they’re lead by their pack master, that’s the owner.

      • Katherine says:

        Wildprayer, I appreciate what you are saying about the carelessness of dog owners. Yes, that can be true that they contribute to the problem.

        Unfortunately we can’t escape the fact that dogs are animals and as such are unpredictable. Even the tamest and most patient of dogs can exhibit aggression and potential danger at times for any number of reasons – illness, age, fear. We can’t talk to our dogs and get answers from them to see how they are feeling. We can’t reason with them when they misunderstand a child’s erratic or seemingly threatening behavior toward them. So when issues arise that can alter their behavior they usually come out of the blue. For that reason having a breed that can inflict serious injury or cause death is simply irresponsible. If a poodle bites me I’ll live. If a pit bull wants a piece of me I’m in big trouble.

        I’m not sure why people are so insistent on defending pit bulls. Is this because some people will defend Jennifer no matter what she does? I hope not. This is not about hating dogs or even hating pit bulls – it’s just the reality of what they can do to a human. What they can do to a child or baby – another unpredictable factor – is all too well known. There are plenty of breeds to have in a domestic situation for anyone to choose a pit bull.

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        I understand what you’re saying, and I don’t disagree, but people are going to have pets regardless of potential danger.

        That being said IMO the best we can hope for is that pet owners will do their best to make sure their pets are not a danger to others. Whether it’s by having dog-runs where the pet can be safely, and comfortably kept when people come around, making sure that new friends are introduced properly, etc.

        I’ve been bitten three times in my life, and my son has been bitten twice, in all cases it was because the pet owner did not secure their dog, and the dog got loose, it could’ve been so easily avoided.

        As for pitbulls, I don’t claim to know anything about them, I’ve never even been around one.

    • Cirque28 says:

      Pit bulls are huge pleasers (even more than most dogs) and are deeply sensitive to criticism. And they’re very strong. These qualities them a target of abuse for stupid, vicious people, but it has zero to do with any inherent viciousness in the breed.

      • Erinn says:

        And that’s the problem. I could almost never rescue a pitbull around here because there are so many complete morons breeding them TO BE viscous. I love the breed, and would get one in a heartbeat if my boyfriend wasn’t kind of freaked out by them. But around here, there are so many over-bred, in-bred dogs bred for their negative temperament, rather than their positive that I wouldn’t risk it. I’m a supporter of the breed, but certainly not all the backyard breeders.

  20. Kaboom says:

    If you don’t like that choice for a dog’s name you won’t like the cleaning business from 2 Broke Girls.

  21. Hypocricy says:

    Is this woman for real ?

    Don’t know who is the far less bright between Aniston, Kardashian or Simpson. It’s really a tie.

    The Sophie’s Choice story is such an embarrassement cause she is 43 and doesn’t even realise the extent of the mass of air between her two ears.

    Such an airhead ! She should stick to hair, yoga and diet subjects before making such embarrassing comments impliying those type of unbeleivable correletion and interpretation..

  22. Cirque28 says:

    Anyone who weeps over puppies is OK by me, but seriously, people need to stop saying: It was like Sophie’s Choice! when they mean to say: It was a tough decision. I was very torn.

    Halle Berry also trotted out Sophie’s Choice in her child custody situation when she wanted to go abroad to make some movie.

    Are these life choices difficult? Yes. Akin to GENOCIDE? No.

    • Kara Ann says:

      I have never seen Sophie’s Choice. I appreciate the point that you’re making but it seems to me that “Sophie’s Choice” has just crept into the vernacular to mean a tough decision.
      BTW, is the movie/book based on a true story? Just wondering.

      • Cirque28 says:

        SPOILERS AHOY: Sophie’s Choice is about insanity, suicide, guilt, shame, racism, the Holocaust, and the lynchings of black Americans. It’s about having only a moment to decide which of your children will immediately be taken away to die. If you don’t choose, you lose them both.

        The phrase has crept into the vernacular. Yes, it has. Read the novel and I doubt you’ll ever want to use it about fast food or even (bless their little hearts!) sweet puppies. Sorry for the buzzkill, but I don’t think it’s that hard to check ourselves occasionally and say, “Wait, what am I actually saying?”

    • Original Chloe says:

      @Kara Ann

      I realize that the expression has already become idiomatic – but honestly, isn’t naming your puppy after the main character of a Holocaust novel a tad – uh.. – (I’m struggling to find a good adjective) – and then *actually elaborating* on the hardship of the choice (thus removing her use of this expression from the purely figurative level), isn’t that a rather stupid thing to say and do?

      • Kara Ann says:

        If a person were insensitive and soulless enough to actually mean that they consider something like choosing a dog or a restaurant as equitable to choosing which child lives or dies then I wouldn’t agree that that is stupid, I would say that that is evil and heartless.
        I think equating what Aniston said with stupidity is taking things a step too far. Again, this has simply become a way to illustrate that something is a difficult choice. As I said earlier I haven’t read the novel and was unaware of the topics that it dealt with. So if I used the expression “sophie’s choice” about a difficult decision would that automatically make me stupid or insensitive? I don’t think so. As much as it is used, it seems that even people who have read the book or seen the movie use it thus. There seems to be some objection that this phrase has made it’s way into the vernacular. That is an all together different discussion, IMO. Suffice to say, it seems to me that there is a determination to find fault, or better stupidity, with the things that Aniston
        says. I truly doubt the comment would have raised many, if any, posts at all if someone else would have made it.
        Of course, that is only my take on this thread.

      • Original Chloe says:

        Okay, I see what you’re saying – I will point out, though, that other celebs do get bashed for talking without thinking – like Depp or KStew for their “getting papped is like getting raped” remarks.

        I will insist that this was a stupid comparison to make, a stupid way to use language (like JA’s “retard” comparison) and no amount of cute puppy pictures changes that for me.

      • aprayerforthewildatheart says:

        Original Chloe
        JA doesn’t seem to have a good grasp on pop culture. Like when she said she thought Gloria Steinem was who she would choose to hold the Men’s Health, “Sexiest Woman of All Time(!)” moniker. Like after carefully considering Steinem’s lifelong social/feminist activism, multiple writings, supported organisations, and the iconic place she holds in our cultural lexicon, she should finally be recognized as…sexy? *facepalm*

        That being said, I don’t think Jen meant to offend anyone. It’s just best when she’s not trying to outreach her grasp.

      • Cirque28 says:

        @Kara Ann: There seems to be some objection that this phrase has made it’s way into the vernacular.

        Exactly. I don’t dislike JA and have defended her several times around here. But the casual use of this reference is silly and lame and just… are those of us lucky enough to live in 2012, free from oppression really so childish?

        “Yeah, your time at Auschwitz must have sucked. I had to choose between several dogs once, so I can relate. Oops, only joking. Ha ha.”

      • Kara Ann says:

        Original Chloe,
        Cute puppy pictures don’t change your mind??!!…damn, I’m not even a picture of a cute puppy, I’ll never change your mind!! :)
        Just kidding, I understand your point of view.

        Yeah, there are phrases that have worked their way into our language that I don’t like too. If you feel that way about this, okay.

      • Heine says:

        Cirque28: You do know Sophie isn’t a real person, right?

      • Cirque28 says:

        @Heine: Yeah, I know Sophie’s fictional, and I know JA was kidding. People seem to think the phrase “Sophie’s Choice” when used jokingly (heaven help those who actually believe they are that martyred!) makes them sound witty and irreverent. But I think it sounds boorish and idiotic.

      • Cirque28 says:

        OK people, I looked it up– turns out we’ll all wrong. The character of Sophie is based on a woman with whom William Styron, like the character of Stingo, shared a boarding house. She was also a survivor of Auschwitz, also Polish Catholic, and her name was also Sophie.

        I don’t consider this as relevant as some of you seem to, because either way there was a real Holocaust with millions of Sophies, and not just some imaginary sad story in a book.

        Gotta go take my own puppy on a hike now, but thanks for the debate.

      • Heine says:

        Cirque28: I looked it up as well and couldn’t find a single source that said Sophie was based on anyone Styron knew. All of the sources I’ve read indicate Styron never said that Sophie was based on any real person.

        If you could provide a link to your source where it’s proven that Styron based the character on a real person, I would be glad to be proven wrong.

        There was a real Holocaust, yes. And there were millions of real Sophies, sure. But this Sophie was not a real person. The Sophie in the expression is, to my knowledge, a fictional character. Sophie’s Choice, the novel, IS an imaginary sad story. It’s historical fiction.

        It’s astonishing to me that people are getting so riled up about a phrase based on a novel i.e. a fictional story. I honestly think that had anyone else said this, no one would have a problem with it. But some of you are so bound and determined to make Aniston out to be stupid that you are overdramatizing a phrase, a phrase that is well known to mean a sucky decision and JUST a sucky decision with no equation to the Holocaust at all.

        No one who uses that phrase actually thinks choosing Chunky Munky over Americone Dream is equivalent to the choice made by the fictional character in the novel. Do you actually think people are doing that when they use the phrase?

        I understand that some of you don’t like her but really? This?

  23. anytime says:

    oh i can’t. she almost went out with 3 puppies? why not adopt all 3? she has enough money to even adopt all the dogs and buy them an apartment in NY. bitch please.

    • Maguita says:

      I think it’s refreshing to have someone not adopting freely, à la Paris Hilton, and actually adopting what she can personally take care of, and not leave for a battalion of nannies.

      No worries though, the story is, one of her friends manages a shelter, someone left the puppies at the door, so the friend sent an appeal to all her friends, one of them Jen, to please be kind and adopt a pup. Jen came to help first, let’s hope the rest helped as well and the puppies have new homes!

      Yeah, I’m a dog lover, and my heart breaks whenever I visit the shelter with a friend looking to adopt. It is heartbreaking, and you just want to take them all home! I just give money instead, hoping it keeps them alive, and helps in paying for their care. If you can’t adopt, contribute money or time to your neighborhood dog shelter.

      • anytime says:

        yeah i’ll give her that, at least she adopted from a shelter and not a pet shop and paris disgusting hilton also crossed my mind after i posted this. however i feel extremely sad when i think of all those poor animals in the shelters, if i was as rich as she i’d rescue as many as i could! i can’t grasp how “it was so hard omg i cried y’all” and then to abandon them to their fates when she buys herself a new luxury home every week. i feel like her good girl act has worn thin lately. well i hope it was a non-kill shelter like somebody else apparently claimed upthread.

  24. Julie says:

    I love that Jennifer Anniston is so forthcoming with her dog love. It’s honest, cause everyone knows that a puppy is gonna be WAY MORE LOYAL than a kid! LOL! That new boyfriend of hers has amazing eyebrows.

  25. Mac says:

    Is that the reason Theroux was expelled?

    His whole story has the ring of Bull-Chit to it, especially:

    “I thought for some reason everyone in school was just going to adore the shoes,” …

  26. crtb says:

    @ crtb, All those breeds are dangerous! When will you pit apologists wake up?

    I am sorry to hear about your attack. I am no pitt apologist. I’m a crazy old cat lady. But I get sick of people blaming the dog. All dogs are dangerous if trained to be that way. Did you know that Dalmations, Chow Chows, Huskie and Boxers are on the list for the 10 most dangerous dogs? Most of us think of the Disney movie when thinking of Dalmations. When my father was dying the paramedics couldn’t get to him because the dog was so vicious.

    • Julie says:

      Yes. Every dog can be protective and vicious. But very few dogs have the jaw width and strength of a pit bull. Therefore a bite from a pit bull and a bite from a rottweiler are two very different things. Have you ever seen a video of a pit bull biting on a rope hanging from a tree or something and swinging round and round like a top? People laugh at it but it’s not funny. The pit bull does that because he is genetically programmed to NOT LET GO once he gets his teeth into something. Think of that rope as a person and hopefully you will begin to think differently of pit bulls.

  27. Original Chloe says:

    Yes, Jennifer Aniston. Choosing one puppy out of three was exactly like Sophie’s choice.


    This is literally the most idiotic thing this woman has ever uttered in public.

    • Original Chloe says:

      Could we just unanimously agree that it’s a truly idiotic thing to say?

      Naming a dog after a Holocaust story because deciding to choose one puppy was as hard as the choice the character in the book made?

      And yes, I know people use this phrase causally and metaphorically (which I kind of object to but I’m guessing it’s a matter of individual sensitivity levels) and but actually admitting that you’re naming your dog after a character who had to decide which of her children is going to be murdered, actually drawing this comparison: “That’s why we named her Sophie, because it was Sophie’s Choice. I was crying — it was so hard.”

      Jennifer Aniston, are you really a f*cking, oblivious idiot? Do you not hear your own words?


      edit: I know the tabs make up stupid bs stories about this woman but when she actually opens her mouth the things she says surpass the tab level of ridiculous.

    • Cirque28 says:

      OC, it’s unfortunate she didn’t just say, “I admire the novel/movie Sophie’s Choice, so I named the dog after Sophie.” But to actually compare in that way… oh my. It reminds me of all the memes about 1st World Problems.

    • Heine says:

      Did you watch the interview? Or just read the excerpt? Because her tone indicated that it was a joke. She laughed when she said it. She even mimed tears with her hands when she said she cried. Just watch the video and then tell me that she is literally comparing choosing a puppy to choosing which child she’d save from murder during the Holocaust.

      It was a joke. She is NOT saying that it was exactly like the character’s choice. It’s a phrase that means a tough choice. Thats it. She was using a metaphorical phrase. I don’t know if I can explain that any more clearly. I can’t even wrap my head around you taking it so seriously. I implore you to watch the video and see that she’s just telling a cute story. You don’t even have to watch the whole thing-it’s in the first video at about 1:23.

      Cirque28: She didn’t say that because that wasn’t the point. She wasn’t directly referencing the novel. She was goofing around about how much it sucked to only take one of the puppies.

      I know you all think she’s stupid and says dumb things but come on. This is a case of people just not getting a joke. Do you not like it when people say break a leg? Do you think they are literally telling you to go out and break your leg? Or when someone says knock em dead do you think they want you to go murder people?

      I feel like I’m taking crazy pills here.

      • Original Chloe says:

        Heine, I get that.

        Of course she made a joke, and she laughed, and mimed the tears and used the phrase based on a book she probably never read, like most of the people who use this phrase. And you are right – she was goofing around and talking about how hard it was to choose the one puppy to adopt, and she named her puppy Sophie because of the choice.

        It’s precisely the kind of ignorant use of language and cultural references without realizing that you’re being ignorant while telling an anecdote on TV, and actually naming your dog after it that is beyond me.

        In other words, people being stupid without realizing they’re being stupid.

      • Original Chloe says:

        edit: Personally, I wouldn’t compare it to saying “break a leg” or “knock em dead” – more to people saying they “felt raped” when they had a bad day, or that they “were lynched” when they were criticized.

        What I mean is that the phrase is indeed commonly thrown around, but trivialized and overused. I’ve never heard anyone who read this novel use it as casually as those who didn’t.

      • Heine says:

        Original Chloe: Well then we disagree.

        You think people who use the phrase are ignorant and I think they know exactly what they are saying. I don’t think they are talking about the novel or the film literally. I think people are aware of either the film or the novel and they know where the phrase comes from. But since it’s entered into the American lexicon as a colloquial phrase for a ‘difficult choice’, it’s been divorced from it’s source material.

        The source material is also fiction; depressing fiction, but fiction nonetheless. If this story were true, it would be incredibly disrespectful and terrible to make a phrase out of it. But it’s not.

        To make a comparison, it would be like saying someone is ignorant for saying ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. The Shining is about alcoholism, child abuse, murder, depression, obsession, suicide, domestic abuse, and a host of other weird horrible things. Is someone not realizing they are being stupid by making a joke out of that? When in the novel, the father (the ‘Jack’ of the phrase) is *SPOILER ALERT* possessed and attempts to kill his wife and child?

        I just don’t think anyone is stupid for using Sophie’s Choice to mean a difficult decision. It has come to mean that. I’m sorry that you object to its usage that way but frankly ,Sophie’s Choice, in the end, is a novel, just a sad story. You are objecting to people making a phrase out of a fictional character’s choice.

        It’s the same as people using Catch-22 or Big Brother or thoughtcrime or ‘four legs good, two legs bad’ or ‘its like Lord of the Flies in here’ as phrases applied to things that are often trivial and unrelated to their source material. I highly doubt you object to people using those phrases.

        EDIT: This question, by the way: ‘Naming a dog after a Holocaust story because deciding to choose one puppy was as hard as the choice the character in the book made?’…is patently ridiculous.

        She was NOT equating the choice of which dog to take home with the choice the character made. Understand that people using the phrase are NOT equalizing their choice of gordita or taco with choosing which child will die.

        I’ve said my piece and now I’m done with this.

    • anytime says:

      please, it’s jeniston we’re talking about, every single thing that has ever come out of this woman’s mouth has sounded vapid and idiotic, as well as a cry for attention. i remember old interviews with her back when she was relevant, she’d make me cringe with the dumb shit she said.

  28. texasmom says:

    I never got very excited by JA. She is really pretty, she is really nice, but I never got why she was a big deal. And as she gets older I finally see why. They say that by the time you are 50 you get the face you deserve, and as JA starts to show her age, she just looks… boring. Like she hasn’t been doing much these last 43 years.

    Full disclosure, as I get closer to having the face I deserve, it seems I have spent a lot of my time on earth being surprised! Lots of surprise wrinkles on the ol’ forehead. Better that then the Kate Gosselin angry forehead cleft, I guess.

  29. Tazina says:

    None of this is the least bit news-worthy or interesting. Who cares what she names the dog! Next.

  30. Lurker says:

    We have Jennifer Anison, Jay Leno, Chelsea Handler, Justin Theroux and a Pitt Bull. Tell me again, which one is the dog?

  31. xploxite says:

    She’s Beautiful & Kind Hearted.

  32. Isa says:

    I can’t watch that movie. I get sick to my stomach everytime I think about it.

  33. anytime says:

    and shut up justin, no1curr about you. paul rudd should be doing this interview as he is the male co-star of the film. justin who again? the d.j. you see for five minutes of zoolander? don’t make me laugh. oh and not to mention the most forgettable performance in all of mulholland drive.

  34. The real Jenny says:

    She is obviously trashed in this video.

  35. barbie says:

    I haven’t heard the comparison of any of life’s menial decisions compared to Sophies Choice- I think if I had I would’ve called the person out on using such comparison. not saying the choosing of a pet is menial-someone used the example of choosing between 2 places to eat that’s what I mean. All that to say this I don’t know if JA ever saw the movie or read the book but I saw the
    movie @ the theater when it came out & it haunted me & it is one I have chosen not to watch again as a mom who has a dark haired daughter & a blond haired son I was anguished with Sophies Choice & I don’t believe I would name even my beloved pet a name that would bring me sorrow but thats Jennifers Choice

  36. CHRISTIAN_GIRL says:

    JT was on his 1st late night talk show and told what sounded like a fake story that was not even funny.

    JA was on a late night talk show and told a fake sounding story that was not even funny.

    Sure they got the dog, but I bet the name came later and was then matched to the movie to appear deep and profound.

    Don’t you also LOVE the belly pat when Jay mentioned the new member in the family. Again, trying to fuel the baby drama. This woman, please.

    • Heine says:

      Yea, she’s trying to be so deep and profound that she laughed when she said it.

      And she’s totally fueling baby drama by patting her stomach and saying, ‘No, we have a new puppy.’ immediately after. I mean, she strung us along for all of a half a second!

  37. lisa says:

    Well once again we get another superficial story.

    Her hair, her body, her dog, her boyfriend. Those are the only topics ever covered. I would have thought her fans would be interested in future projects. Why she says her handlers are not supporting her desire to be a director. That to me is very interesting. Because I thought an Agent worked for you. That they advised not that they told you not to follow a supposed passion. And really why is Rudd pushed to the background. It looks like the movie’s stars are Jennifer and Justin. I think the main purpose of this promotion was to sell him and basically introduce him to the world. I don’t care about what he does or did behind the camera. The man was not a familiar face. But now he has gotten a lot of attention for someone in a supporting role.

    I was curious how the BO was for the film.. I’ll have to find out.

  38. Ravensdaughter says:

    Name your dog Sophie after “Sophie’s Choice”? As a joke? Obviously this woman does not have children. That scenes in the book and movie are both heartbreaking. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, this one.

  39. Ravensdaughter says:

    @Texasmom-I just turned 48, and my face is telling me I squint and ponder (brow furrowing) a lot!
    Thanks for the laugh about what is otherwise-depressing…

  40. mln76 says:

    WoW it really doesn’t matter if you have children or not. I read the book and watched the movie as a young person and was devastated by the story. She’s even denser than I thought. If people surrounding her told her that was funny she needs a new entourage.
    And I was feeling bad for her that her movie bombed so badly.

  41. Meanchick says:

    Sorry, I don’t think Jen is that deep. Oprah’s dog, the first little cutie that died, was named Sophie. Oprah and Jen are friends. Nuff said.

  42. Ell says:

    There’s a cake shop in my town called ‘Sophie’s Choice’…people seem to use it completely out of context these days.

    Anyway the pup is gorgeous. Shame there couldn’t be just one straightforward JA story without picking her and anyone associated with her apart but it is ‘Celebitchy’ so it’s okay! Shame the same doesn’t apply to all celebrities. I have no problem with the ‘bitchy’ but I do hate bias here.

  43. blonde on the dock says:

    Unbelievable! How some posters on here will take the smallest little thing like naming a dog to hate on JA. How desperate and petty can you get? No wonder the world is so screwed with such small minded thinking. It’s the same posters constantly saying how boring she is and yet they are always commenting and it seems they see her movies as well.

  44. Marybel says:

    Such overly sensitive PC bleeding hearts. Do you ever just laugh or accept someone for who they are? What’s it to you? UG, snobs.

  45. Mac says:

    Justin’s story about being bullied as a child conjures up an image of David and Goliath.

    It’s probably safe to assume that the bullies thought better than to pick on him afterward and that he will continue to be very protective of Jennifer in the future.

  46. Raven Sparrow says:

    If you google Sophie’s choice, you will also find a bakery, a boutique and dog treats among other stuff with that name.

    So considering what alot of people are saying here, then all the Sophies of the world should be very careful in using the word “choice”!

  47. Bings says:

    Why are some of you so willing to give a pass to this grown woman but not to other people. She whines all the time about people being ‘uncool,’ ‘missing sensitivity chip,’ and yet can say insensitive and thoughtless things without any worry that someone will take her to task for it. But as long as she says it, it’s okay. So what there is a boutique, dog biscuits or whatever named Sophie’s Choice. I am certain not of one of these places related the name to having made a type of ‘Sophie’s Choice’ in the sense she did here. This is the reason some of us are annoyed. So google all you want and find names of places called Sophie’s Choice, it does not explain her continued thoughtlessness in the way she speaks.

    • Schlong doctor says:

      I think people who go to such huge lengths to defend her, no matter what she does, no matter how obvious the issue, are probably disliked by people for the same things, so they get defensive when Aniston is called out for being selfish, ignorant, shallow, insincere, vain, inarticulate, etc.

      It’s just like when people ran to her defense when she used the term “retard” on national t.v. and absolutely wouldn’t admit that at the VERY least, she should have known better– no no no, Aniston is an INFANT and can do no wrong.

      Why bother with being honest? I mean, if Aniston can’t be loved unconditionally, how can they?

    • lisa says:

      Yeah because she is everyone’s friend and needs the world to defend every dumb thing she says. because she is harmless and so down to earth. She was treated badly and that is the narrative.

      but yeah if anyone else said something similar they would be hung out to dry. And the fact that she adopts a dog is earth shattering the most emotional moment of a lifetime. and when children are adopted it’s like they are being collected.

      but hey.. Jennifer is everyone’s friend. so let’s not throw stones. She meant no harm. never does.

    • Molly says:

      Well, she doesn’t think very hard or very deeply. I’m pretty sure Chelsea Handler probably encourages her to say
      whatever she wants because apparently even the Holocaust is funny if comedians say so.

      Neither of them are really witty or funny. She’s ignorant and never even tries to learn about anything that isn’t related to tank tops, nose jobs, chemical peels, and five star resorts in Mexico.

      There’s something about her that made me always feel like she and Chelsea Handler probably make a lot of racist jokes while they’re hanging out.

    • Camille (The original) says:

      Co-sign with these comments. Really well said lisa, Molly, Schlong doctor and Bings.

  48. librakitty says:

    Not to be rude, but I think most of you guys think too hard. Jen seems to be a lighthearted person and society has become extremely sensitive to, well, everything.

    • Hypocricy says:

      She is not a lighthearted person.

      She is an airhead who not only say stupid things most of the time at an advance age, but is unsensitive using offences and unsensitive correlations while in the same breath calling out people as being uncool or showing annoyance and whining (with her fans) when she is called cute, boring, ect. which her fans and her view as the ultimate offence and criticize left and right.

      But she get excused for much worst correlations and offences ?

      That’s make her an hypocrit besides of being an unsensitive airhead of epic proportions.

    • Molly says:

      I think most people know better than to say something impolite or offensive. It’s not that society’s become hypersensitive, it’s that people who usually say that everyone is too sensitive are looking for an excuse to be insensitive.

      A functioning society has to be based on respect and sympathy. I’m not Jewish, but it is offensive to me because it’s a dumb and insensitive thing to say. You should be thinking of your audience before opening your mouth. That’s called communication. Not thinking of your audience is simply narcissism.

      Millions of people died in the Holocaust. To think about it and be sensitive and feel that loss is not just a concern for the Jewish people, but a concern of humanity. Sophie’s Choice was fictional, but anyone who thinks any illustrative reference to the Holocaust can be joked about is pretty dumb.

  49. Cirque28 says:

    IMO it doesn’t matter if Sophie’s Choice is fictional or not b/c the Holocaust was real. But for anyone who wants to know if there was an actual Sophie:

    “In Sophie’s Choice, a heavily autobiographical novel about a Polish woman, the survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, whom Styron knew and loved when he was a young writer in New York…” –Gloria Steinem, Ms. Magazine, Nov 1981

    “Sophie, however, was really the girl’s name. She had survived Auschwitz, was a Polish Catholic, had a tattoo.” –William Styron interview in Mademoiselle, Feb, 1983

    “Or there were the few ravaged survivors, like the once devoutly Catholic Polish girl I knew many years ago, the memory of whom impelled my visit to Auschwitz. It was she who, having lost father, husband and two children to the gas chambers, paid no longer any attention to religion, since she was certain, she told me, that Christ had turned His face away from her, as He had from all mankind.”
    –William Styron
    “The Message of Auschwitz”
    New York Times, June 25, 1974

  50. humanity says:

    well, coming from someone who uses the word “retard” so casually, are you guys really that surprised?

    and of course, she’s forgiven and everything gets buried oh so suddenly because she’s america’s sweetheart.

    Give me a break

  51. benlinus says:

    All she had to do was pay for the centre for 10 years all the dogs would be fine….but she wouldn’t have a heartbreaking story about Sophie’s choice then. She is ignorant and shallow. As various people have said…just because you slept with an A lister it doesn’t make you one.