Jennifer Aniston & Leslie Mann might have some sort of weird beef…?


It’s sort of been undercover for the past month or so, but did you know that Justin Theroux is back in New York while Jennifer Aniston remains in California? Justin was pap’d in NYC a few days ago, riding his bike (his bicycle, not his motorcycle). And on Tuesday, Jennifer was pap’d on the set of Cake, her “take me seriously, Academy, I’m wearing prosthetic scars and ill-fitting clothes!” Oscar-bait. About the unflattering clothes… I would love to own those pants. Those pants look incredibly comfortable.

Anyway, Radar had a bizarro story about Jennifer and how she desperately wants to work with Judd Apatow but Judd’s wife Leslie Mann hates Jennifer or something:

Jennifer Aniston would love to work with Hollywood comedy genius Judd Apatow again, but there’s a major stumbling block–she doesn’t want his wife Leslie Mann, who appears in all his films, has learned.

“Jen longs to star in a comedy with her friend Elizabeth Banks, but a major stumbling block is that Judd might want Leslie to be in the movie, too,” a source revealed. “Leslie is friends with neither Jen nor Elizabeth, and she’s infamous among Hollywood circles for not getting along with his leading ladies. She’s his wife from hell,” the source added.

Mann, 42, has appeared in many of her husband Apatow’s films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and This Is 40. However, Mann’s latest film, The Other Woman, in which she stars with Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton, isn’t an Apatow vehicle.

Even though 45-year-old Aniston’s last film produced by Apatow, 2012′s Wanderlust, was a flop, the Friends star has fond feelings about it because she met her fiance, actor Justin Theroux, on the set.

“Jen has told her reps to start discussions with Judd, with the the caveat that Jen and her friend Elizabeth will star in one of his upcoming films.”

But now, the source added, “Leslie is probably the biggest obstacle to Judd doing a film starring Jen or Elizabeth, for obvious reasons.”

[From Radar]

Is Leslie Mann really the wife from hell? Good God. It feels like Radar is really stretching to turn this into lady-on-lady hate, when Leslie Mann seems to not have that much say in her husband’s films, and Jennifer runs in virtually the same circles as Judd and Leslie. This is probably BS. Except for the fact that now I’m wondering why Judd hasn’t ever directed Jennifer in anything. She’s just his type of leading lady. It IS weird.

As for Justin… Radar has a story about his “healthy living” and how he really wants Jennifer to stop boozing it up so much, especially with her nightly 2 to 3 glasses of wine every night. He wants their wedding to be “dry.” Also, did you read his Vanity Fair interview last week? Go here to read it. He’s talking up his friend Scott Campbell, a tattoo artist (??). Scott has done almost all of Justin’s tattoos, and Justin says he’s tattooed Scott as well. It’s sort of a cute interview. And a reminder that Justin is living in New York for no apparent reason these days…? I think he’s finished filming The Leftovers, so why is he back there?

PS… Damn, his arms look good. You know I’m not on the Theroux bandwagon but damn, bro.



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  1. cherryberry says:

    Nice POW – MIA shirt and pistol necklace. What a twit.

  2. Kiddo says:

    How the hell do we have an Aniston story where there are no baby bumps, wedding plans or Angelina feuds? The end is nigh.

  3. doofus says:

    2-3 glasses NIGHTLY? um, that does seem to a bit too much (IF true…and yes, Radar=Star Mag=great likelihood of it being BS)

    as for the “beef”, sounds a lot more like it’s a one-sided beef, with Mann having said beef. and not just with Aniston, but with all the women Apatow works with. not sure I buy that, either…most likely another case where the tabs want to pit two successful women against each other.

  4. Cecilia says:

    DANG!! I got a thing for arms. *fans self*

    sniff, sniff…I call BS on the tabloid stories.

  5. MollyB says:

    He looks like he’s wearing George Michael’s muscle shirt.

  6. Sumodo1 says:

    A ring on his left hand?

  7. Louisa says:

    Urgh those jeans!! How does he move in them, never mind cycle.

  8. Fannie says:

    The Leftovers has three or four more episodes to film. After a two-week production hiatus, they resumed production last week.

  9. Maybe Apatow and Jennifer have issues—Apataw can work with whoever he wants, and I doubt his wife and Jennifer having beef would change that. It’s not like Leslie would *have* to be on set. So either he and Jennifer have beef, or he just doesn’t want to work with Jennifer–who knows? Money is money.

    • Omega says:

      I dont know. I remember listening to the 40 Year Old virgin DVD commentary and I was really surprised at Leslies bit. I always imagined her to be a warm type with her squeeky voice at all but I actually found her quite the opposite. Her delivery was cold, her husband had to cox several one word attitude-laden responses from her and whenever she did speak a dead quiet would follow. You know the kind laden with ice and awkwardness? Like nobody wants to go first or something. And remember this was a tape with Apatow, Rogen, Carrell, Jane Lynch and company, these are a boisterous crowd. It was pretty obvious that she wasnt gelling or even trying to.

    • Teri says:

      I doubt it. JA is very close with Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman and Adam Sandler (he and Judd were college roommates at NYU) so they would likely campaign Apatow on JA’s behalf. Leslie Mann is such a mediocre actress who depends on her husband for 98% of her parts–I can see her throwing a tantrum over Jen getting the role of one of Apatow’s female leads. He probably just wants to keep peace at home. Like the saying goes, “Happy Wife, Happy Life!”

      • WTFava says:

        I think apatow doesn’t need aniston for anything. He’s less concerned with publicity for publicity’s sake – what jen and her power PR and brangelina connection and tabloid frenzy can do for a film and he’s more concerned with bringing the Funny and good acting.

        To me and other people who like funny movies it’s no secret why apatow wouldn’t be feeling aniston. ..she simply isn’t funny..she plays straight person to the funny people in her own flop comedies plus she makes the movies all about her own sad sack relationship press and publicity.

        She’s a joke. Did u read the variety piece on over 40 actresses. Her career just simply isn’t taken seriously. To me this smells like a Huvane plant to get aniston a role in an apatow vehicle and these other posts supporting the notion that Leslie Mann is working behind the scenes to deprive aniston are downright hysterical. Hate to break it to you but Aniston’s career is pretty one note..and without depth. Doubt she would have gotten the review Mann did in ‘this is 40′ for instance. Apatow prob thinks aniston sux. Period.

        Also, sandler, rudd and Bateman have no problem using Aniston’s tabloid persona to boost their films but I’m sorry I don’t see them rallying for her behind the scenes, simply because I think they think she’s as mediocre as we all do.

      • Penny says:

        Exactly. I can see this being true not because Leslie and Jennifer have some personal beef, but because Leslie’s career is so reliant on getting cast in her husbands films. When I think about the Apatow movies, the ones Judd actually directs, Mann is usually the only 40-something woman in them. I can’t see Leslie being happy if he casts Aniston in that role instead.

  10. Oppie says:

    I’ll take Leslie and Elizabeth over Jennifer any time of the day! :)

  11. QQ says:

    Hahahahha The “But Damn Bro” Took me out the game!!

  12. Hannah says:

    Is Scott Campbell Lake Bell’s husband?

  13. Grant says:

    I would love to see Jen in an Apatow movie.

  14. Bridget says:

    Judd’s movies are almost all from that man-boy point of view, he doesn’t really write a ton of ‘true’ leading lady parts. And I say this as someone who really enjoyed his movies and tv.

    • His films seem very high schoolish in humor…I only saw part of one, it was the one with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds…the scene were they had already switched bodies and Leslie played as his wife–she was swinging her little butt around, looking hot, and then went and sat on the toilet and farted like a dude……

      • JessMa says:

        VC, have you seen Freeks and Geeks? That was his first real project. It was amazing and from a girl’s point of view. I also have always loved 40 year old virgin, it was funny and sweet. That body switch movie was dumb.

      • Bridget says:

        @VC if that’s all you’ve seen of apatow (which I think may have only been produced by him as it is) then that’s like saying the only Bond you saw was Timothy Dalton’s. Freaks and Geek’s was fantastic, as was Undeclared. Its just that Apatow has a pretty specific viewpoint, and the women’s roles in his movies tend to be ‘supporting’ even when they rack up a lot of screen time.

  15. Badirene says:

    EWWW he has veins in his arms, or do we only do that with women- like Madonna, SJP and she who shall not be named.

  16. someone says:

    Leslie Mann is hilarious. She’s more of a draw for me than Jennifer Aniston is.

    • Stormsmama says:

      Yeah she’s awesome.

      Interestingly back in the day Mann, Aniston and Diaz were ALL in Ed Burns sophomore effort (and one of my faves) She’s The One.
      Mann was the best friend of Burns love interest. Aniston was the abandoned wife (her hubby/Burns characters bro was cheating on her with Diaz/Burns character’s ex) bemoaning her nonexistent sex life to her sister played by Amanda Peet.
      John Mahoney plays Ed Burns’ father.
      Tom Petty did the entire soundtrack.
      I love it! If you haven’t seen it, check it out. It’s almost 20 years old and (I think) still holds up

  17. lucy2 says:

    I think this is more OMG women always be catfighting! crap from Radar. I’ve never heard anything bad about working with either of them, but Leslie’s comedy opened well, so there has to be some kind of drama and feud, and why not make it with Jen, who always gets a lot of tabloid hits?
    There are tons of actors that Apatow hasn’t cast in his films.

  18. Lorella says:

    I had the displeasure of having to work with Leslie Mann some years ago, and let me tell you, “wife from hell” is NOT a stretch !! She is, as every woman in Hollywood, incredibly insecure and vain, but to the point where working with her is actually difficult because of her behaviour. Don’t know if Miss Aniston would refuse to work with her, but I know Leslie Mann would insist to be involved in one of her husband’s movie.

  19. Maya says:

    Frankly I just cannot see Jennifer ever being in the radar of Academy Awards – she doesn’t have the talent to pull of that kind of acting (in my opinion). But at least she is trying to break free from her stripping off clothes comedy movies.

    Justin – well never liked him after the way he treated his then girlfriend of 14 years. The fact that he cheated on her for almost a year with Jennifer and then publicized pictures of them being together before his ex found out – was just classless.

    Even if his new TV serial is for HBO I have this strangest feeling that it will be cancelled after a few episodes. Never know – I might be wrong and because I love Liv Tyler I hope I am wrong.

  20. Happy21 says:

    I freaking LOVE Leslie Mann. I’d take her over Jennifer Aniston any day. However, I do think that Jennifer Anniston would be a good addition to an Apatow film.

  21. ann h says:

    Has she got lice or something? Her pictures make me itchy all over.

  22. pwal says:

    ‘Tis the season for excuses regarding Aniston’s lack of career progress. Last year, the beef was between Aniston and Christine Taylor; now it’s Aniston and Mann. I’m not buying it.

    Apatow just like making movies about dudes. And Aniston has proven that she’s willing to take the back seat to dudes, mainly because she’s incapable of doing the heavy lifting on her own. And beyond that, I haven’t seen any top-notch directors of any genre breaking their necks to work with her.