People Mag: Jennifer Aniston is ‘going on dates with fun, interesting men’

I try to give Jennifer Aniston a chance, I really do, but she’s so obvious to the point that it’s laughable. Take for instance this latest blurb in People Magazine, no doubt sent to them by her well meaning but completely off the mark PR guy, Huvane whats-his-face. People mentions that she went on a date with her Cougar Town co-star, Josh Hopkins, (he plays the hot single neighbor of Courteney Cox’s character) and that they had “a flirty energy between them and Jen looked very happy.” We saw pictures of Jen and Josh after said date, so the message is out there and there’s no need to follow it up with such a lame story. Jen has also been linked to quite a few other guys lately, including Lindsay Lohan’s ex Harry Morton (who may just have been at the same place at the same time as Aniston), and her on-off go-to douche, John Mayer. So was the article a strategic move to dismiss the stories that she’s back with Mayer and show that she’s happily dating other guys? Obviously.

Looks like Jennifer Aniston’s guest starring role on Cougar Town comes with some sweet fringe benefits.

The actress, 40, (who was recently rumored to be back together with John Mayer) shared a two-hour Italian dinner with Cougar Town actor Josh Hopkins at Madeo in Beverly Hills on Sept. 2.

“She seemed very excited about her date,” says a eyewitness. “She and Josh sat at a more private table and they seemed to get along great.”

Aniston, who sipped white wine and ordered fish, shared animated conversations with Hopkins, 39. “It was obvious that they don’t know each other well, but there was a flirty energy between them and Jen looked very happy,” adds the witness. Reps for both haven’t commented on the relationship, but there’s no denying the smile on Aniston’s face these days.

“Jen has been in the best mood lately,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She is trying to do whatever makes her happy, which includes going on fun dates with interesting men.”

And the star’s optimistic attitude could lead to more fun in the dating world.

[From People]

Ok, we get it! Jennifer Aniston is gorgeous, happy and dating. It’s a shame she can’t string a sentence together and is being managed by a team who regularly issues statements on her love life but can’t bother to apologize when she offends people with her thoughtless comments. Think I’m too harsh? She still hasn’t issued a peep about using that word. I’m not condemning her for letting it slip and as many of you mentioned it’s still in common usage. I’m condemning her and her PR team for not even issuing a brief acknowledgement that she offended people. They’ll surely let us known when she goes on a date, though. This is how I imagine how behind-the-scenes meetings on Aniston’s image go. “Let’s ignore the r word fallout, wait three weeks and then send her on a date with a guy who needs the press.”

photos are from 8/19/10. Credit: Fame Pictures



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  1. canadianchick says:

    That Cougartown guy is hot, hope she has fun. Yes, ita she and her PR guy dropped the ball re: an apology. Guess she felt it wasn’t necessary to her career. She should’ve apologized and made a donation to a non-profit who supports people with disabilities, imo.

  2. nnn says:

    Oh boy, bring on the Huvane Pr conspiracy theories…lol

  3. Liana says:

    I’m not condemning her for letting it slip and as many of you mentioned it’s still in common usage. I’m condemning her and her PR team for not even issuing a brief acknowledgement that she offended people.

    Used to defend her. Not anymore. I am just tired of the act and the PR, and really annoyed with the non-apology when she, as an honorary board member of the Lili Claire Foundation, should have known better.

  4. Tess says:

    Agree. It’s all getting old.

  5. Lilou says:

    Well, I’m kind of glad that she is no longer seen as the cute girl next door.

    During her Friends years, she was nice and cute.

    But ever since her divorce she is bitter and pathetic.

    And don’t give me the “brad was so bad toward her” because, like Sandra Bullock proved us, you can be cheated on and still be a strong, amazing women.

    She made huge PR mistakes after her divorce (like the Vanity Fair article, where she cried in front of the journalist). I thought her team would turn around the tables and change their attitude.

    But it’s been 5 years that it’s the same: Jennifer is happy, Jennifer is dating, Jennifer has lots of movie to do, Jennifer is beautiful, Jennifer works out a lot…

    The more they try to prove us that she is OK, the more pathetic she looks.

    Someone who is trully happy with life doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody!

    She, on the other hand, has spend the last 5 years to try to prove that her life was better since her divorce.

    It has become so ridiculos, that (at this point) I would have more respect for her if she would finally say that Brad broke her heart and that it’s very difficult to live a normal relationship ever since.

    That’s a speech I can hear and understand.

    But I am really tired with all this PR act…

    So please, stop Jennifer, we are no longer in High School were you can pretend to have a new imaginary boyfriend to make your ex jalous!!!

  6. Granger says:

    Love the quote that “she is trying to do whatever makes her happy.” I’d like to know when she (or anyone else, for that matter) would ever try to do something that makes her UNhappy!

  7. rosalee says:

    let’s face it..there are people on this site who want to believe the crap in the tabs..there are people who sincerely want to believe she is a desparate loser..there are people who want to believe she is lonely, sad, and wants to settle down and generally picks the wrong guy and is still misses Brad..Nope, nada, no way..she’s single, rich and no doubt has no interest in how you waste your time posting messages about her self-pity and lonely barren life and laughing all the way to the bank.

  8. Mandy says:

    “So please, stop Jennifer, we are no longer in High School…”

    Exactly! Jennifer reminds me of all those girls I hated in high school, who thought that looking helpless and stupid was cute. There was no way of helping those girls back then, and there’s certainly no helping them when they’re in their 40′s. They’ll just keep on dating douchebags and expecting people to feel sorry for them when the guys treat them like crap.

  9. SUNSEEKER says:

    I think all these dates are a cover up for her relationship with Chris Gartin, he has not been divorced long and since he and his wife have been friends with Jennifer they are keeping a low profile. Just my take on the situation, Jennifer is not sure how the media will take this relationship

  10. Rachel says:

    I wish I could be as pathetic as Jennifer Aniston.

    @rosalee I totally agree.

  11. tfb says:

    This year for Jen’s 42nd birthday, she will bring 42 of her closest friends + skeevy costars down to Cabo, where they will smoke weed, sip white wine, eat fish, and blow cocaine for 2 weeks. It will all be “for charity” to benefit kids with disabilities.

  12. Cheyenne says:

    @Lilou: Her heart wasn’t broken. Her pride was hurt. Period.

  13. aenflex says:

    Yup…She’s not a stand-out, and maybe she is a little sad and depressed deep down. But she’s rich, and pretty, and can still get guys, and can drown her sorrows in Cabo or Nice, while I drown mine at TGI’s across from my office…

  14. hmm says:

    She has been playing the same game for five years and her apologists always talk about how great her life is, how she’s having the last laugh, and how her wealth makes her exempt from being a publicity hungry mess. And as Lilou has so beautifully pointed out, if that was true then we wouldn’t need to be regaled with details of her oh so perfect life. It’s more than obvious that the drivel in People was straight from a PR flack and to pretend differently is disingenuous. She should hire Sandra Bullock’s rep because she comes across as being someone who was horribly betrayed but is not defined by that betrayal.

  15. flourpot says:

    If she didn’t play on her “betrayal”, she wouldn’t still be in the public eye. She may be an arrogant, immature, clique, horrible actress girl but she’s smart when it comes to playing her (pathetic) image.

  16. BethL says:

    That quote about “going on fun dates with interesting men” makes her sound like she’s a hooker. I don’t care about Jennifer’s dating life but I am annoyed by the media’s shoving it down our throats. I think most people are tired of the “poor, loney Jennifer” image that makes these dating stories bigger than what they should be.

  17. Eileen says:

    Again we’re at the damned if you do and damned if you don’t. She said something that offends some people and doesn’t apologize for it. Instead, owns it and stays true to herself because maybe she isn’t sorry. IF she had issued a statement saying she was sorry, everyone would say it was half assed or fake. We’re constantly on celebrities cases to own their actions and comments, then one does and doesn’t pretend she’s sorry, and we’re crucifying her for it. I don’t give a flying crap about JA-but good for her for sticking to her guns and not being so “PC” about everything that comes out of her mouth. I definitely have more respect for her now. I stick my foot in my mouth ALL the time when I’m in a group type setting because I’m nervous and blurt sh!t out instead of thinking before I speak. You can’t please every one all of the time-people are human.

  18. Juice in LA says:

    God I just love that dress! thank you for always using that pic.

    I have been paying attention to the fact that many people who were either team anniston or indifferent are getting annoyed with the press barrages surrounding her “life”. I get it, I really do- I wish there were better and other stories, or none at all for a while,

    but on the other hand- if the Tabs are going to continue to follow her like they do and make up stories, I applaud her “obvious” intent to use those bassturds just the way they use her- Promote your films and try to control the damn stories a little bit by being slightly cooperative. In my mind that is brilliant.

    Go ‘head Jen- give back as good as you get it.

  19. Juice in LA says:

    Some times I wish we had the option here to “like” another person’s comments with a button click.. that would be fun.

  20. irena NL says:

    Doubt the “triangle” can even sell tabs any longer. Thank goodness! If Jen wanted to have a committed man in her life she would have by now. Seems she’s just not ready.

  21. Tinks says:

    If Brad had cheated with Hitler McGee like Jesse James did, you can bet that everyone would side with Jennifer. But no, he cheated with Saint Angelina, and so Jennifer deserved it and is now a bitter, jealous and barren loser. What a ridiculous double standard.

    I’ve never gotten the impression that Jennifer Aniston was crying in the toilets over Brad – she actually seems far happier that he does. He looks miserable, Angie looks like a desperate junkie, and JA is kickin’ it in Cabo.

    The only reason it sucks to be her is that for some baffling reason, people have turned her into a villain in a situation where she was the victim.

  22. Shi-gatsu says:

    I don’t like the whole “Her PR person planted the story.”

    It’s not a good look for you CB

  23. nnn says:


    Maybe it is because Brad, Jen and Angie and Aniston friends all said : there were no cheating.

    Maybe it is because Brad DUMPED jen for Angelina. fact, Cheating : still no fact. Could it be that he wanted Angelina for more than a booty call, didn’t want a double life and that he didn’t want an affair that he actually….dumped jen beforehand to be free to pursuie Jolie ? I mean men who wants affair don’t get a divorce. They plead to their wifey to stay with them and wants to lead a double life. Men who are not into affairs just dumped them to persue someone else. They are monogamist.

    The said cheating given as an abslolute truth in the absence of proof is still some fantasy coming from the mouth of certain people who apparently transformed themselves into flies who were present when Brad was bedding Jolie before the legal separation was official.

    I mean, it’s weird isn’t it that those flies who even contradict Aniston’s version are able to pass as the ultimate truth a so called physical cheating pre legal separation (adfterwards it’s not cheating since everyone moved on into different houses besides) but are unable to give a date.

    I personnally want to know the date, the place, the hour when that first cheating came and how much did it last before it cames to jen’s ears, also,n i want to know how Jen was able to get intimate with her husban a few hours before announcing the legal separation, , ect…

    Since those flies are so sure about their theory, they should be able to give more details…oh and i want to know if jolie was wearing black silk lingerie too and the brand of Brad’s underwear, …all those dirty details that usually comes along the way with the discovering of an affair because so far, noone has come with credible evidencen not a single one of even the name of a place where they did it during that period of time.

  24. tfb says:

    @ tinks. Your argument doesn’t even make sense. People judge others on their behavior. Jesse James was going to stay with Sandra and carry on his various extramarital activities forever, except he was caught. Brad Pitt ended his marriage before he started a relationship with Angelina. The world is disgusted by Boobshit McGee because she’s a racist horrendous excuse for a human being. She has nothing in common with Angelina Jolie, who is currently in Pakistan doing what she can to bring attention to a serious humanitarian crisis.Sandra Bullock puts her money where her mouth is- she says “don’t pity me, let’s talk about my charities and the good things that are happening in my life.” And Jennifer Aniston, who may or may not have been cheated on, cries and shouts “uncool” in interviews for years and years following the alleged incident. The “triangle” was how she marketed herself as a movie star, now she’s faltering. Everyones sick of her sob story. She’s a 40-something year old teenager, who doesn’t know the phrase actions speak louder than words, and believes she can just throw the phrase “I’m doing this for charity” on to anything and it makes it true. Hence, her partying in Cabo with her friends “is for charity.”
    I don’t like her because of these type of stories- she’s vain, redundant, and vapid. She sells her love life because she has a boring, self-involved existance and really has nothing else to say or do.

  25. The Hamm is My Dream Man says:

    Maybe she didn’t apologize for saying retard because it’s really not that big of a deal. She didn’t use it in a disparaging manner towards any particular person or any particular group of people.

    That’s why she didn’t issue an apology and that’s why no one (but this site, apparently) is breathing down her neck to do it-notice how it just kind of disappeared in the media. No one is talking about it anymore.

    And frankly, I don’t see why it’s such a big deal that her PR people plant stories. All celebrities who have PR people have said PR people so that they can control their image. It’s nothing new and not unique to Aniston. I don’t understand why the fabled Huvane is treated like some dastardly wizard spinning stories and planting seeds into our minds.

  26. Camille says:

    Well said Celebitchy, you nailed it.

    Oh but her apologists will carry on making apology’s for her and defending her. Why they bother, I have no idea.

    Oh and LOL @ tfb. So true, I totally see her doing that :lol: .

  27. 2% says:

    to tinks

    WTF planet are you on? whatever you’re snortin’, token or sippin’ ( much like who you’re defending ) you had better stop pronto- you know they put people away who are delusional…

  28. chadderbox says:

    Angelina and Brad are preparing the world. They are going their own ways and doing their own thing. Jennifer is going out on lots of meaningless dates. Angelina and Brad will split. Jennifer a few months later will go out on a meaningless date with Brad and it will go from there. Its happening folks, and has been for quite awhile. Jen has been single for 18 months? NOT Secretly this is all going on and as usual people beleive what the press says when actually they are being played like fiddles.

  29. Nestled says:

    She really needs a new PR team. They have failed her for years.

  30. mln says:

    She offended people especially some (maybe not all) people who have disabilities or who are related to someone with disabilities the least she could do as someone who is supposedly an American Sweetheart is acknowledge them as so often people with disabilities in this country are ignored.
    Jen & her reps are trying to make everyone forget about her second stinker of the year. It’s hard for this woman to take a break and give the public a chance to miss her, or at least forget about how annoying she is.

  31. OhDear says:

    Jennifer Aniston is boring. Her sell by date is fast approaching and she’s desperate to be seen as having fun and living it up in her forties so we don’t feel bad for her. But does anyone really care anymore? She’d be better off concentrating her efforts in creating a niche for herself in television, where her strength lies, than in trying to convince us all of what a great time she’s having and what a wonderful, care-free life she has. The more she goes on about it, the sadder she comes across.

  32. Liana says:

    She said something that offends some people and doesn’t apologize for it. Instead, owns it and stays true to herself because maybe she isn’t sorry.

    But she didn’t own it. She ignored it. And “got away” with something the President of the United States and his Chief of Staff didn’t “get away” with. And if she’s not sorry, fine. But I reserve the right to be incredibly disappointed with her.

  33. Liana says:

    I’ve never gotten the impression that Jennifer Aniston was crying in the toilets over Brad

    Oh,she’s not. I would hazard a guess she’s been over that for awhile now and is moving on. For me, it’s just been a little too much about her dating life, like someone’s trying so hard to convince everyone that she’s over the situation that it’s now coming off as fake, leading people to believe that she’s NOT over it (and I firmly believe she IS over it).

  34. anon says:

    @Liana: But she didn’t own it. She ignored it. And “got away”
    She didn’t get away with anything, this will bite her yet. Right or wrong a lot of people were offended by her remark and it would have cost her nothing to say something to appease those offended even if they were wrong. She could have taken the high road. She is on the board of Lili Claire Fdn. bad call on the part of her PR team

  35. hjsplit says:

    I’m agitated all these article directories. It sure would be nice to have every article directory that instantly accepts articles.