Jennifer Aniston ‘flipped out’ when a character in her last film was named ‘Angie’

As we covered exhaustively over the summer, Jennifer Aniston was in NYC for most of the summer working on Squirrels to the Nuts, an ensemble film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Bogdanovich has apparently tried to make this film a few other times, but financing always fell through. So, it’s a small-budget comedy-drama. Which is code for “we don’t have the time, money or patience to deal with some diva actress.” But that was before they met Aniston, I guess. According to Star Magazine, Aniston pitched a hissy fit when she read the script (at the last minute) and discovered that one of the major characters was named “Angie”. Nooooo. Doesn’t every single person in the world know that Jennifer Aniston could never be in the same movie where a fictional character shares the name as her arch-nemesis?!

All it took was one little word to turn Jennifer Aniston from America’s Sweetheart into a director’s nightmare: ANGIE. A set insider has informed Star that, while filming Squirrels to the Nuts in NYC this summer, Jen flipped out when she learned that the film’s other main character had the same first name as her archnemesis, Angelina Jolie.

“The original script had a role named Angie, and it infuriated Jen,” shared a set insider. “She cringed whenever she heard it. Production was scheduled to start on a Monday but Jen didn’t arrive until Wednesday because the scripts had to be revised first.”

The character now goes by Izzy and will be played by Imogen Poots.

But Jen’s diva behavior didn’t stop with the script, adds the tipster: “Jen wanted all of her personal expenses paid, even though she knew that she was signing onto a lower budget film, and most actors take that into consideration.” Not Jen, claims the source. Jennifer insisted not only on a five-star hotel but that her team’s expenses be covered too!

“Jen took full advantage by treated her entourage to fancy dinners every night… of all the people I’ve worked with in the film industry, Jen was the most annoying.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

See, it’s not even Jennifer’s character!!! Jennifer pitched a fit about a character’s name which another actress would have played. I might have been more sympathetic if Aniston’s character was named Angie. But pulling rank about this? It’s weird. As for the part about Jennifer requiring the producers to pick up the tab for her entourage – that’s a common enough thing… on a big studio movie. On a small budget film, not so much. One of the most outrageous things about Jennifer’s “diva demands” that I’ve ever heard is that she makes the studios pay for her hair guy, Chris McMillan, to travel with her during promotional tours, often at a cost of $50,000 per week. I imagine she’ll probably do that again when she’s promoting Squirrels to the Nuts.

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  1. lisa2 says:

    LOL.. this is a silly one.

    I mean it’s not like she doesn’t hear name Angie all the time everywhere.

    regarding the overpriced hair guy.. I know he does travel with her.. but really that much money for nothing. I don’t think that money figure is right. NO small budget film is going to do that. I read that he gets about $10,000 still too much considering her hair looks the same and damaged.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      That’s what I don’t get–what is he doing to her hair? Because it always looks dry, wispy, and like she rolled out of bed, got dressed and then combed her hair on the way to the premiere in the back of the limo. And it always looks like that.

      What film festival was it–TIFF, where she showed up looking like someone had done her hair, sprayed it with hairspray, and then she fell asleep and f’d the back of it up, and it dried like that–she looked awful.

      At the very least she could have it curled a little, if she wants it down.

  2. pao la says:

    those wig and glasses look no good on her.

  3. Francine says:

    Timely reporting there, Star.

    Imogen Poots’ character is the MAIN character. It’s highly unlikely that Aniston didn’t know that when she signed on. Please.

  4. Jordan says:

    This sounds ridiculous. Coming from the Star, not sure I’d give it any credibility.

  5. dahlianoir says:

    Only poor people pay they bills, why do you think rich people keep being rich ?

  6. brin says:

    She really does look like “Tootsie”!

  7. silvia says:

    oh god,if this is true, she should really let go of the bitterness over a name. Immature.

  8. Sienna says:

    Not surprised about this – Jennifer is known for claiming expenses paid for almost everything.

    She is also not the nice woman her fans thinks. She got a journalist fired because he asked a question she couldn’t answer. She is rude towards her fans unless there is a camera near by and she is all miss nice.

    As for the name Angie – well Jennifer is a known hypocrite. Jennifer is a triple home wrecker who ruined 3 relationships – what is she going to do about those women’s names.

    She slept with Tate D while he was engaged to a pregnant woman who then miscarried due to the stress Jennifer gave her. Jennifer again slept with a close friend Jo Gartin’s husband Chris who is also a father of two. Last but not least Jennifer slept with Justin for almost a year before his then girlfriend of 14 years and dumped him. The ex found out after Jennifer published pictures of her being cosy with Justin which was a few days before Heidi moved out.

    I am glad to see that people are slowly finding out who the real Jennifer Aniston is – a hypocritical, rude and narcissistic woman.

    • Laura says:

      Ok so this is clearly Maya/Sal, it’s almost verbatim from the last Jennifer thread.

      • Andrea1 says:

        Errrrrhm. I am sure you are not aware celebitchy barred multiple name users yesterday go back and check the brad thread… Sienna is Sienna and not someone else.

      • Sienna says:

        Wrong – I have been a silent reader until now. But today I felt like writing a comment.

        I have read those people you mentioned and do agree with what they said. That might have influenced the way I wrote my comment.

      • HN says:

        I’m not Sal/Maya but I feel the same way about JA. She’s a fraud and hypocrite. I say this because I had a friend just like Aniston. They seem really sweet but inside they’re pure evil.

      • Laura says:

        Nah, it’s just a little bit too similar.

        “Maya says:
        September 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm
        Oh so writing the truth about Jennifer is now called hateful – typical Jennifer fans to be hypocritical. Those things I said about Jennifer were all confirmed news by the people involved. I only believe stuff when it is directly from the horse’s mouth.

        Jennifer cheated with Tate Do while his fiance was pregnant – she miscarried do the stress Jennifer caused her (confirmed by Tate & Jennifer). Jennifer again slept with a close friend Jo Gartin’s husband Chris who is also the father of her children (confirmed by Jo’s close friends). Lately Jennifer slept with Justin for almost a year while he was still living with his girlfriend of 14 years (confirmed by Justin’s close friend & Heidi’s mother).”

        People can change their IP addresses.

      • Andrea1 says:

        Laura
        Since you have got So much time on your hands as to reference from an old post then I suggest you visit some other sites where they regularly call out JA on all her shady sweet gal imagine… Well then I guess its still Maya or Sienna as you put it who posts there.

      • Nikita says:

        The reason Perez Hilton hated Jennifer was because he worked on red carpets as these guys Who Show the Stars where they have to go and stuff like this, that was before he had His blog. He Said Jennifer was one of the Stars WHO Never talked to her fans, she ignored them totaly. She only smiled for the cameras. Tom Cruise and others spend 1-2 hours with Fans who waited hours for the Stars. Thais the least you can do for the People WHO are the reason you get Paid that much!!

    • Maggie says:

      It’s Maya or Sal for sure. Or just as crazy!

    • Liz says:

      @Sienna

      Bless your heart…. Being this bitter must be awfully painful! Especially having to remember all the lies!!!

  9. Word says:

    If this story has even a modicum of truth to it, she’s pathetic

  10. Malone says:

    Chris McMillan does not get $50,000 a week. That’s just made up nonsense for people who want to believe it.

  11. fabgrrl says:

    It seems to me that everyone should have worked out and agreeed to who was paying for what BEFORE contracts were signed.

  12. Hypocrisy says:

    She is all hair…without it, her facial features are really masculine looking.

  13. Samigirl says:

    Do her nipples ever turn off?

  14. Cecilia says:

    From Star?? ahahahahahahah!!

    *sniff sniff* utter bullshit.

  15. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    This is a stupid rumor. I mean, I personally do think that Jennifer has issues with Angelina (apparently she doesn’t with Brad), but I highly doubt she’d freak out over the name Angie. I could come up with a better Jennifer-hates-Angelina story than this in my sleep.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I agree with you that it is a stupid rumor :) Also, I can come up with a better headline, how about, “Jennifer Aniston comatose over Brad and Angie” followed by the story:
      “Jennifer Aniston was recently filming a scene wherein a fictional couple named Brad and Angie where to play a part. Despite Jen’s heroic efforts to keep it together she fell to the floor wailing and gnashing her teeth dropping her margarita in the process. Jen was quickly transferred to Cedars-Senai where her hairdresser performed a soul-saving blowout all at cost to this poor, be-deviled, production company. Both of the characters were written out and two Hollywood hopefuls lost their big chance at stardom.” Not enough?
      How about, “..and then Brad called.” or “..Jolie couldn’t be reached for comment.” or I’ve got it, “Justin is now hesitating about the wedding!!!”

      Okay whatdya think? better, worse? Anyway, I think this stupid angle is played out regardless. Strangely, there are plenty of folks who want it to be true just so that they can bash her for it :)

  16. Bananapants says:

    What’s with the nipples thing? Isn’t that tired?

  17. HN says:

    I can see this happening. She is so vapid.

  18. Stephy says:

    What is going on with her jaw? It looks so manly

  19. Lyssa says:

    I get it actually. The audience might have had a hard time not thinking of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer when they heard Angie. And if Angie was the villain…

    She is a massive douche if the entitled bullshit was true. Doesn’t she own an apartment in NYC? Just go home for the night. Why do you need an entourage anyway? I can get through my day with a bunch of people there to do everything I ask.

  20. socalgal says:

    When her and brad first split I felt for her. Who wouldn’t. But I just can’t stand her anymore.

  21. Kate says:

    She can’t force anyone to pay her hairdresser or anyone else. It’s in her contracts and she get’s hired regardless, so if people are willing to pay I don’t see the issue.

    Most big celebrities have this. Their stylist, hairdresser, trainer, nutritionist, personal chef etc. are usually paid for by the studio’s for the duration of the film or for the press tour, sometimes both. I don’t know why Jennifer get’s flack for it, some celebrities flat-out demand a million bucks for expenses like this. $50,000 a week for a couple of weeks is nothing.

    • The Original G says:

      You’re right. I guess the issue is that it was a small budget film that was a pet project of the director. It sounds like it rubbed her colleagues the wrong way that she didn’t adjust herself to the circumstances and pare down her entitlements.

      Oh course, as you point our she didn’t have to. But I guess the source of the story was put off.

  22. Janet says:

    Silly story from Star not worth the time of day.

    Her hair is so damaged that maybe she needs her hair guy on call at all times just to keep it from falling out.

  23. Lisa says:

    Oh Christ, they’re like kids on the playground. “Teacherrrrr! She called me a naaaaame!”

  24. mslewis says:

    I am far from an Aniston fan nut but this story is just plain stupid. How could Aniston not know the name of a character in a movie she has supposedly read the script for? Why would she throw a hissy fit when all she has to do is mention it to Bogdanovich and he would have quietly changed the name, with no fuss? Also, no small budget movie would pay for a 5-star hotel in NYC (would be well over $1k per day). They just can’t afford. What they will do is give the actor the amount of money they had planned to pay for accommodations and the actor would pay the rest of it. There will be no $50k hairdressers on the promo tour because there most likely won’t be a promo tour. The stars will go on TV talk shows and give mag interviews but they won’t be traveling the country for this because there is no money for that.

    And, if Aniston is such a diva, why is she even doing a movie with such a small budget? Is it because she wants to work with Bogdanovich? He hasn’t had a hit in a million dog years! He’s not the big shot he used to be so that’s not such a good move on her part.

    Star needs to just stop trying to cause trouble. They are lying as usual.

  25. JudyK says:

    Not flattering pics…she looks 55.

    She will never be my idea of pretty.

  26. Holly says:

    This is such utter crap. If it was about Angelina you all would be agreeing it was crap. Since it’s about Jen, you all believe it. Even the writer would be saying its crap. You all hate her because she is Brad’ s only wife thus far and it chaps.

    • Louise says:

      Sorry to burst your bubbles but most of us dislike her because of her and her only.

      I don’t hate her because I don’t waste my time hating people. But I immensely dislike Jennifer for her pr games, pity parties, home wrecking and vain personality.

      Plus her friendship with Chelsea Handler and Terri Richardon has made me lose the remaining respect for her.

      PS: the thing about being Brad’s only wife – how sad are you? The only thing Jennifer is known for is her hair and the fact that she is ex mrs Pitt – not for her acting nor movies nor charity work nor intelligence.

      It’s doesn’t matter how many years goes by – Jennifer’s fans will still go on about the fact that she was mrs Brad Pitt – like it is some kind of victory.

      Brad and Angelina has 6 children and even if they don’t make it – they are still bonded for life. That’s what counts in the real world and not the fact that you were an ex wife of someone famous.

    • Andrea1 says:

      You can imagine what Holly is saying smh So being an ex wife is what counts and not the mother of his kids which establishes a forever bond between them.
      Holly and Cecilia will believe anything written about Angie but when its Jen its false. A case of pot calling kettle black.

    • Rhea says:

      Brad’s only wife?? You’re missing the key word here. EX-wife.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      The majority of people on here are saying that this rumor is crap. Just because I don’t like Jennifer and think that she doesn’t like/has a problem with Angelina for the past EIGHT years, doesn’t mean I’m going to believe any/all bs rumors about her.

      If anything, I think these stories are geared to make Jennifer look like the sympathetic character–even those she’s the “villain”. Because all this does is make their readers beg to question (ESPECIALLY a few years ago), why does she have an issue with the name “Angie”–and then that’ll set off a whole wave of sympathy.

      I remember reading (I had just started reading this site) around the time when she and Justin got together–a lot of people on this site were giving her the benefit of doubt when the rumors first came out that she was seeing Justin-while he had a girlfriend. Even though it was confirmed in People that they had gone out on a date–that’s when someone took notice that he had a long term girlfriend. And even after everything went on, the general media wasn’t screaming “homewrecker”! at Jennifer–if I hadn’t read this site, I wouldn’t have known anything about it.

      So she does get a lot of slack from the general tabloid media, I think.

    • Janet says:

      So what if she was Brad’s only wife? What does she have to show for it? Nothing, that’s what. Zero. Zip. Nada.

      I expect that 40 or 50 or whatever years from now, when everybody has forgotten all about her, her tombstone will read “HERE LIES THE FORMER MRS. BRAD PITT”.

  27. Paige says:

    Meh. Star needs to try harder. Where are the twenty,” why isn’t she wearing a bra comments”? I saw about three, besides that SILENCE

    • Andrea1 says:

      Cecilia, Bird, Liz and Maggie have all gone quite with the nipple gate because of course its their idol we are talking about here..

      • Liz says:

        Honey, I hate to disappoint you, but I have NO idols…

        -

        You want to talk about nipples, let’s talk about them! The Loons have been ragging on Aniston about her nipples, since her ex hooked up with Jolie. And now, since Jolie got a brand new pair, her nipples are hard all the time. You can dish it, but really hard for you to take it…. So, let’s talk about nipples!

      • lisa2 says:

        @Liz

        the whole “brand new pair” is offensive. I bet you didn’t say that about any other woman that had that particular medical procedure. YOUR comment as I’m sure is a dig and and goes what you Loons say was a boob job. I have to say Angie is an amazing woman.. According to you she got a highly known medical doctor to lie about her procedure. Got all the medical staff to do the same. I find that quite offensive. Just because you don’t like the woman. As a woman I would imagine that any woman would be able to at least put herself in that position of at least understanding what it must have taken to make that kind of choice and to then have to face the negative as well as positive reactions from strangers.

        Angie didn’t get a “New Pair:.. she had a double mastectomy.. and got breast reconstruction. Something that millions of other women have and will do. Your “new pair” comment is an affront to all those women. Not just your intended target Angelina. .It is beyond disgusting when it comes from other women. Women that never know if they find themselves or their loved one in a similar position.

      • Houston says:

        @Liz, you sound pathetic. You think that bashing Angelina Jolie justifies for the backlash that Jennifer Aniston has been getting? It hasn’t even been a year yet since she has undergone surgery. Cut her some slack. Don’t blame Angelina Jolie just because nobody likes Jennifer Aniston. This isn’t a contest. People are just sick of her and want her to disappear.

      • Houston says:

        @lisa2
        I agree with everything you just said. You just said it better than me. That’s exactly how I felt when Liz wrote that. She’s trying to justify bashing Angelina and making fun of her breast because people are talking about JA’s nipples. These are two completely different situations and she sounds like she’s still stuck in the 2nd grade. My daughter who is a 2nd grader acts more mature than her.

      • Paige says:

        “Got a brand new pair”, what type of horrible person are you? Your comment is very offensive to everyone that has had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.It’s an insult and uncalled.

      • Liz says:

        @lisa2

        “According to you she got a highly known medical doctor to lie about her procedure. Got all the medical staff to do the same. I find that quite offensive. Just because you don’t like the woman”…… Please share a link where I have uttered these words, or any verbiage resembling them. As a breast cancer survivor, I resent the hell out of your comment!

      • zut alors! says:

        @Liz, you wrote the following… “As a breast cancer survivor, I resent the hell out of your comment!”

        Bearing in mind you are a breast cancer survivor (I do believe you also mentioned your mother in law getting a double mastectomy in another post), your remarks about AJ’s reconstructed breasts, sorry, “brand new pair” are pretty gross.
        Talk about missing a sensitivity chip!

      • Liz says:

        @Zut

        I don’t have a mother-in-law…. She is deceased. I have only been on Celebitchy a few months if, that long. Perhaps, there is another Liz.

        -

        Now, who is missing a sensitivity chip? Seriously!

  28. Faith says:

    Jen’s fans should be happy that some of angie’s fans are calling this a rumour,if it were about Angie NONE of jen’s fans would call this story fake,i’ve noticed that Angie’s fans are a lot more rational than jen’s fans even if they’re some very irrational ones.Now none of her fans is talking about her nipples,and they’re defending every attack on her,if the jolie-pitts fans did this they’ll start whining.And holly you just made concrete my speculation that jen’s fans don’t want brad to marry angie so that they can brag that jen is the only woman brad ever married.I don’t believe this story one bit but if it were Angie you people would believe evry part of it and even call her names.God! You people make me sick!!.

  29. janie says:

    I’ll sum it up! She needs to go away!!! She can’t act, period! I agree with whoever said she’s known for that nasty hair & being Brads x-wife. Nothing more than an aging , has been actor!

  30. DGO says:

    Hogwash. If Jen had any reaction, she’d probably find it funny.

  31. Faith says:

    @bees i’m a Nigerian too! so nice to finally have someone like me here.Aj is treated as a saint by some,but they are many like me who believe she isn’t perfect but still love her.If you want to see her treated as villain just visit anyother site apart from this,but i’ll advice you not to because you could get nightmares from just reading some comments.

  32. Houston says:

    Jennifer Aniston’s fans are such hypocrites. Just the other day when there was a post about Angelina, they were spewing so much hate about her nipples and now when there are pictures up or has been many pictures up of JA with her ice cold nipples, they keep their mouth shut and make compliments about her. I’m looking at you @Maggie Grace, @Cecelia & @Laura. You girls need to grow up and get out of high school. I can see why you love Jennifer so much — she seems to be stuck in high school since 2005. There’s a reason why people can’t stand Aniston and it’s hardly to do with AJ. She may be able to fool you

  33. Houston says:

    She may be able to fool you but I won’t follow the bandwagon and fall for her fake PR shenanigans. She needs to be called out once and for all and then do us a favor and disappear.

  34. HaloHalo says:

    Since some of you have freaked out about Saint Angie’s boobs and attacked Liz, I will try to take some of the heat off of her. I think she got a regular old boob job, realized they were far too big to go unnoticed and then cooked up quite a genius little story about it.

    Cover of Time? Check. Everyone worships my brave choices? Check. World War Z promotion? Check. Everyone forget about embarassing Oscar Leg Gate? Check. No one csn say a damn word about my awkwardly ginormous Pam Anderson boobs? Check.

    Go look at pictures of her and what she is doing/ lifting during the timeline for this whole surgical process and tell me if it adds up for you.

  35. hag says:

    what her feverish fans dont seem to realize is by touting an EX relationship they are diminishing her CURRENT relationship with JT.

  36. Jasmine says:

    In that last picture she really reminds me of Dustin Hoffman in “Tootsy”…

  37. Jenn says:

    nothing like going to a JA, AJ or BP post some hours after it has been posted… The comments are more interesting than the article.

  38. DHStyles says:

    Really love her hair short really cute curls…

  39. Nikita says:

    I think Jennifer is very happy that the media is still obsessed with Brad and Angie and not her real enemies/Heartache, i believe its John Mayer and Heidi Bivens.
    Mayer dumped her twice, she took him back. These are the names she doenst want to hear. Brad and Anige, thats her business, she lives from it and she knows it.Zach Galiwhatsoever once said he was with Jennifer at a night show and asked her to make a sketch with her and use brad pitt for that sketch, he said she raised her brows and said what the f-ck.
    you can read it here
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/04/zach-galifianakis-wanted-brad-pitt-impersonator_n_994341.html

  40. NewWester says:

    Would it be something if Brad/Angie/Jennifer actually fed all these stories to the tabs and they were friends? Hopefully like the Eddie Fisher/Elizabeth Taylor/Debbie Reynolds triangle the tabs will find something else to report on eventually

  41. Mar says:

    She is so damn fugly here. Why would they make her look so homely?

  42. isjeh says:

    i highly doubt this report but all the same i really dig news about jennifer aniston.. she’s gorgeous … well it seems that even haters can’t help but read anything about jennifer actually they like her too … if i don’t like a celebrity i never even bother to read a line

  43. GirlyGirl says:

    Directors who insist on celebs (Lohan, Aniston etc) and not actors get what they deserve.

    They try to use their celebrity to generate interest/ticket sales/money and then get all whiny when they act like entitled children.

    Also, why put Aniston in anything? She’s incredibly flat on screen