Jennifer Aniston might be an Oscar presenter

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As reports go, this one is pretty juicy. Jennifer Aniston might be a presenter at the Oscars, showing up on the night when her ex-husband Brad Pitt is nominated for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and her “uncool” arch-nemesis Angelina Jolie is nominated for Changeling. Star magazine’s report is filled with assumptions, but I still think the basic premise – that Aniston has been invited to be an Oscar presenter – might have merit.

Aniston had a big hit with Marley & Me, and she’ll be out promoting ensemble-comedy He’s Just Not That Into You beginning in mid-February. Typically, Oscar presenters are rewarded because they’ve had a big year, or a particularly good movie, or have a movie just about to come out. One could make the argument that the dog is the biggest star of Marley & Me, and perhaps the Oscar producers should invite one of the stunt dogs on too. But that might open the door for Beverly Hills Chihuahua instead:

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are nominated for Oscars, but it’s Jennifer Aniston who may steal the show.

According to sources, Jen has been asked to present at the Oscars, which is Brad and Angie’s big night as they’re both nominees (for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Changeling). Not only was Jen in the hugely grossing Marley & Me, but she also has to promote her next film, the star-studded He’s Just Not That Into You.

“She was a good girl and pulled back during the Golden Globes even though she had the hottest movie out,” says a friend. Now with HJNTIY coming out Feb. 6, which is expected to be a huge hit, she’ll be even more red hot on Oscar night, Feb. 22.

“The movie will likely still be near the top of the box office,” says the friend. “Jen will own the night. Brad and Angie might be nominated, but Los Angeles is Jen’s town.”

And if that weren’t enough to steal the spotlight from Brangie, Jen also plans to bring an extra-special publicity-grabbing accessory: her boyfriend John Mayer. In fact, it was he who encouraged her to accept the offer to present, according to an insider close to John.

“You’ve got to go,” John told Jen. “Why do you hide in this town? You have every reason to be there. By presenting at the Oscars, you’ll tell the world: ‘I don’t care about Brad and Angie. I belong here, too.’ Jen is taking back ownership of her life. She’s gotta move on from this Brad and Angie thing. This is the perfect time, and I’ll be there to protect her.”

John also hinted to his friend, “Trust me, even if Brad and Angie both win Oscars, that won’t be the story of the night.”

So then what will be? Maybe Jen will debut her engagement ring. As Star has reported John plans to propose on Feb. 11 — Jen’s 40th birthday. When John’s friend asked if his girl will be wearing the ring, John laughed and replied, “There will be a big story coming out of the Oscars that night — and it won’t be about the winners.”

From Star Magazine

Ugh, that Star article is an insult to all involved. First, by making such a big deal about Aniston maybe being an Oscar presenter to show up Brangelina, that are basically saying that Aniston still makes major decisions based on her four-year old divorce. Which may be true, but in which case a supposed insult to Brangelina has backfired. And I’m still not buying that Aniston and John Mayer are engaged or are about to get engaged – I think he’s “just not into” settling down, period.

I’m also not buying that Aniston would bring John Mayer as her date, if she is presenting. Truly, that boy doesn’t photograph well, and the comparative optics would backfire on Aniston too. Aniston and John Mayer versus Brangelina and their lead role Oscar nominations? Despite what I think of Aniston, she is very conscious of and astute about her image, and showing up with Mayer wouldn’t be the best move.

Jennifer Aniston is shown outside The Late Show on 12/17/08. Credit: Fame

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  1. in response says:

    I would love to see jen there on oscar night. she is beautiful and I am a big fan

  2. Ash says:

    Who cares what John Mayer’s input is. I like him as an artist but not mixed up with Jennifer. I’m sure she would do it anyway. It’s been a while since I’ve seen her all glammed up – hope to see her there, with or without Johnny boy.

  3. Baholicious says:

    Shave her head and paint her gold and Maniston could BE the Oscar.

  4. anna says:

    I would love to see the “briangle” all show up, greet each other warm and friendly like and sit close to each other. An Angie and Jen hugging on the red carpet pic would sell for HUGE $$$$.

  5. Baholicious says:

    “Briangle?” I might as well pack it in now folks, because clearly there is nothing more I need to know on this subject.

  6. Zoe says:

    good points Kaiser, I wouldn’t ever wanna stand up with dark dick and be compared to Angie and Brad…

    it’s sad tho, if she feels like she can’t present because she’ll be seen as so minor compared to people who are actually nominated for Oscars.

    She has a great career in the light-weight stuff. People just don’t want to see her in heavy stuff. Like Meg Ryan. Not really her fault and not really terrible acting, either. She’s better than a lot of others out there acting wise. I liked her in the Good Girl and was it, Rockstar?

    I actually feel like she’d be into a lot more important things if she didn’t feel like people would just compare her to AJ. It’s her loss tho, if it’s true…

  7. Zoe says:

    good points Kaiser, I wouldn’t ever wanna stand up with dark dick and be compared to Angie and Brad…

    it’s sad tho, if she feels like she can’t present because she’ll be seen as so minor compared to people who are actually nominated for Oscars.

    She has a great career in the light-weight stuff. People just don’t want to see her in heavy stuff. Like Meg Ryan. Not really her fault and not really terrible acting, either. She’s better than a lot of others out there acting wise. I liked her in the Good Girl and was it, Rockstar?

    I actually feel like she’d be into a lot more important things if she didn’t feel like people would just compare her to AJ. It’s her loss tho, if it’s true…

  8. Zoe says:

    aggg, computer probs, sorry about the repeat.

  9. dr.grrl says:

    JA, WE are just not that into you…..

    oh, how i long for the day when this whole boring “love triangle” goes away.

  10. Mairead says:

    Another one who could do with wearing a colour occasionally.

    Why shouldn’t she present an award if they want her to? It’ll boost ratings if nothing else.

    But let’s be honest, the only one who could properly upstage anyone would be the Labrador.

  11. Mairead says:

    P.S. “Briangle” – excellent!

  12. Susan says:

    I have trouble believing this story. However I do know that the Oscars are desperate for viewers. The gloden globes had Brad/Angie at the awards and had the lowest viewers ever. The industry knows now that these two cannot bring in the numbers. The Oscars are worried. After not nominating the Dark Knight people are angry and don’t want to watch. The only way to have a bigger audience would be to bring up the old triangle. Really sad. And could John and Jen top the other two. Yeh they could. Look at the magazine sales she had recently. The biggest GQ in 10 years, huge Vogue sales. A hit movie. Another on the way. Jen and JOhn rarely have their picture taken together and neveron the red carpet. Wan’t to bet who would be on the cover of magazines? Angie and Brad have pcitures on red carpet every other day. Jen and JOhn never. THat would be huge. But I honestly don’t think she will be there. This is just the oscar people desperate for viewers.

  13. Susan says:

    And seriously if she showed up with an engagement ring on her finger with John at her side, smiling and laughing. Oh yeh that would be the story of the night no doubt about it. Jen is huge in hollywood – just notice every single blog is posting this. What other star could maybe presenting at the Oscars and have everyone going wild? No one. No doubt that Angie is good looking but honestly they are in a little bit of over exposure. For the fans it is great but for the ordinary public – not so much. Jen is hard to get a picture of and when the blogs do it is a big thing.

  14. Mairead says:

    A men’s magazine with a naked woman on the cover sold well? Who’d have thunk it? (I’ve no doubt that your figures are spot on, but I feel that you’re unintentionally gilding the lily a bit)

    To be blunt even if Jen(/John) make all the covers, most of the gossip ones will have the other two shoved in there somewhere and vice versa. Along with a sub-heading of someone making Jen cry.

    It’s lazy, but it’s a formula that works for the tabs. It is a cunning plan of hers to keep the red-carpet attention to herself though.

  15. Kaiser says:

    “… sub-heading of someone making Jen cry.” LOL. And it could be the absolute worst story about The Brange too, and still, the tabloid would put a little pic of Aniston in the corner, crying. Like:

    Brangelina Splitting Up!!
    (Aniston in tears as Brad yadda yadda)

    And I too enjoyed the “briangle”!

  16. vdantev says:

    About as close to an Oscar as JA will ever get too.

  17. geronimo says:

    Oh Susan, this b/ground Jen & John stuff is plainly rubbish, ok, but to suggest that the ‘Oscar people’ see Jennifer Aniston as their saviour is too deranged for words. Were JA herself to come on here, even she’d be telling you to get a grip.

  18. Susan says:

    Well who else can do it. We know from the Globes that were down by 6 million people that those stars didn’t do it. Johnny, Brad/Angie, the list goes on and on. Hardly anyone turned into see them. So be honest. The Oscars are a big yawn without the Dark Knight the audience will be small. But add Jen and the triangle and suddenly people start posting all over the place. Be honest they won’t watch for the others so who will they watch for? It ain’t Brad/Angie the globes proved that, it ain’t Johnny or Tom Cruise the Globes proved that to. A Saviour – no – but a big name that could draw in many more viewers then the others I mentioned. Yes. be honest the blogs might make fun of her, the news people too. But Jen has an underlying support that few famous people have.

  19. boomchakaboom says:

    If a presenter becomes the story of Oscar night, I’d say Oscar has become the most official snooze-fest ever.

  20. A.J. says:

    I usually don’t find Ms. Aniston at all attractive, but she looks very pretty in the header photo.

    Why do people even watch these boring ass awards shows, anyway? It’s nothing but rigged industry snobbery, and boring as hell to watch.

  21. NotBlonde says:

    Meh…this is a non-story. I highly doubt any of it is true as it is Star Magazine. She might have been asked to present but all of this “insider” crap is always nonsense.

  22. anna says:

    Susan, I don’t think that it’s a who – but a what. There has to be… not a scandal per se but some kind of event (a la the 2008 brange pregnancy) to get people to tune in.

    And I think the briangle would provide that.

  23. Anon says:

    Baholicious:
    January 26th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    “Briangle?” I might as well pack it in now folks, because clearly there is nothing more I need to know on this subject.
    ———————————
    LOL

  24. Maritza says:

    I thought they had broke up? She should go with Owen as her date, they look beautiful together.

  25. Mairead says:

    *washes Maritza’s mouth out with soap-and-water for suggesting such a thing*

    Susan, I know it looks like I’m picking on you, but honestly I’m not, as your posts are always so earnest. But, I really don’t think that a competent actress who conducts every public interview by half-finishing sentences and looking knowingly at the audience is going to “suddenly get everyone posing all over the place”.

    It’ll be good for a bit of “oooh will they won’t they” fodder, a few lazy-ass camera changes back and forth and “show-down at the Oscars ho-down” covers afterwards.

    I doubt it’ll get Meryl Streep or Mickey Rourke to pose any differently on the red carpet though

  26. DD says:

    Oh I hope she does! I just know she`ll inspire that Angelina on how to dress again.

  27. DD says:

    I`m not naming names but someone on here sounds like they are desperately trying to sell a celebrity`s popularity. How odd.

  28. Because I Say So says:

    Yeah, this is the only way she might get to handle an old bald statue herself. Lord knows her insipid rom-coms where she basically plays the same character from Friends isn’t going to cut it

  29. Anon says:

    DD:
    January 27th, 2009 at 1:34 am

    I`m not naming names but someone on here sounds like they are desperately trying to sell a celebrity`s popularity. How odd.
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    you don’t have to (name names), they are on every JA thread(Angie and Brad threads too). The deal is: if you say it enough, over and over, it will be true and people will believe it. NOT LOL

  30. Codzilla says:

    Am I the only one having trouble following this thread? It’s been a long day.

  31. lulu says:

    I would love to see her as a presenter, cause she’s so gorgeous to look at while she does it. Katie Holmes looked absoluely stunning & classy at SAG award.

  32. Keekee says:

    I’d love to see Jennifer present the best actress award and then cackle evilly after Meryl or Kate wins it (you know one of them will). I’m not a fan of Brangie/Jen but you have to admit it would make great press! I’ll take Jen over MANgelina and her Lisa Rinna puffer fish lips any day, though.

  33. Kristen says:

    A presenter upstaging a nominee….

    Yeah – that’s gonna happen. How many Oscar’s has JA been nominated for?

    ZERO! Enough said

  34. Keekee says:

    Oh come on Kristen, you know both JA and AJ are horrifying actresses. They just make good press! If JA presents and AJ loses they’ll both be equal in the upstaging department (in my book anyway since they’re both ridiculous to me). I just like reading those gossip rags because they’re fun!

  35. Kristen says:

    @KeeKee ~

    Sorry but horrible actresses aren’t nominated for Oscar’s. JA is a great comedic actress – but drama is not her genre. Angelina was amazing in A mighty Heart, Gia, and Changling. We just have a difference of opinion. No worries :)

  36. kap says:

    If this were true (and I think it’s just BS from her PR team because they won’t announce the presenters) it would make her look even more vindictive and desperate than she already does. She played the victim card for over 4 years and now she’s stuck with it. Can you just see it “and now to present the oscar for best costumes in a foreign documentary that no one has ever seen the star of He’s Just No that into you, Jennifer Aniston” Also, what about the other nominees, don’t think they’d like it if she tried to upstage them as well. But petty is as petty does.

  37. NotBlonde says:

    Kristen how many times has Angelina Jolie been nominated for an Oscar? This is her second time. The first was for playing a crazy person at a time when she was nutty as hell. This one comes from saying “This is not my son” and “Did you kill my son?” for 2 hours. She’s playing a mom…big stretch.

    The only reason she’s been nominated is because Clint Eastwood directed it.

    She also played crazy in Gia.

  38. Kristen says:

    Not Blonde ~

    And your point is what….nothing!

    She has still been nominated.

  39. Emma says:

    NotBlonde number 39 wrote:

    “Kristen how many times has Angelina Jolie been nominated for an Oscar? This is her second time. The first was for playing a crazy person at a time when she was nutty as hell. This one comes from saying “This is not my son” and “Did you kill my son?” for 2 hours. She’s playing a mom…big stretch.”
    **********************
    NotBlonde, this is Angelina Jolie’s 3rd Oscar nomination. She was nominated for your role in the police thriller “The Bone Collector” with Denzel Washington. This is an excellent film and worth renting. Angie’s character was the most stable in the film. She should have won the Oscar for this role and her incredible acting.

  40. COLIN says:

    OH NO. I REALLY DON’T WANT TO SEE JENIFER ANISTON BORING , SWELLING FAT FAKE FACE. I MIGHT NOT WATCH THE OSCAR CEREMONY THIS YEAR. THAT ENOUGH! STOP HARRASHING MY EYES. PLEASE. ENOUGH. I GOT NIGHTMARE TO SEE HER ON EVERY MAGAZINES EVERY DAY. NO MORE NO MORE PLEASE

  41. BOB says:

    Jen Aniston not deserved to show up at oscar night. . She is not a talented star. She just stickle people only.I mean she a clown only. no talent, not beautiful.

  42. colon says:

    IT’S BEEN MORE THAN 4 YEARS. BRAD GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF KIDS. JEN GOING TO MARRY SOMEONE. MOVE ON, BITCHES. LEAVE THEM ALONE. NOBODY STEAL JEN’S THUNDER. BUT ONLY HER THUNDER WAS HIT JOLIE VERY HAERD. MOVE ON, MOVE ON BITCHES

  43. BETTY says:

    Please, Jenifer Aniston don’t show up no more. We are so boring at your bloating face and the media around you. Please, stop show up at Oscar ceremony, please,please, please, please, please, please. no no no no

  44. lesley says:

    YES, JEN THUNDER WAS HITING ANGELINA JOLIE VERY HARD. IT’S CORRECT.BECAUSE HE LOVE HER

  45. BORAX says:

    Did Jenifer Aniston get nomination for Oscar? What movie? Is the dogs movie?

  46. lois says:

    I HATE TO SEE JENIFER ANISTON . BORE BOR BORE BORE FACE