Justin Theroux thinks Brad Pitt’s Esquire interview was ‘very uncool’

Step into the Way Back Machine with me for a moment of Gossip History. I actually had to go through our archives to find all of this stuff, so I hope it’s worth it. Back in September 2011, Brad Pitt dropped a “bomb” on Team Aniston: Brad gave an interview to Parade Mag and he kind of maybe said that Jennifer is kind of dull and that he hated being married to her. Those weren’t his exact words, but almost immediately his actual words were parsed, exploited and sensationalized by EVERYONE. Within a day of the interview release, Brad released a public statement sort-of apologizing for his statements about Jennifer, and that statement was parsed, exploited and sensationalized as well. It was pretty epic. The cover of Us Weekly that week had some of the behind-the-scenes drama that had unfolded in the wake of Brad’s “bombshell interview” and I’m sorry, but the Us Weekly cover story is still shocking to me. I’m STILL shocked that Team Aniston actually let this “official” version go to press because the whole thing sounds so ridiculous:

“She was annoyed,” a pal close to [Jennifer Aniston] tells the new Us Weekly, out now. “She thought it was rude and inappropriate.”

Team Aniston — her agent and publicists — “went ballistic,” a Pitt insider reveals, and angrily reached out to Pitt’s camp.

“They got his team involved and Brad was read the riot act — the only way you can read the riot act to Brad Pitt,” the source says.

Within 24 hours, Pitt had surprisingly released a statement lamenting that his words were misinterpreted, and that his former love “is an incredibly giving, loving and hilarious woman.”

Still, the Pitt source says, “no one believes his words were taken out of context — he said what he said. I do hear that he’s remorseful.”

And although Pitt is clearly blissed out with Jolie, 36, and their six kids, “We think he’s jealous she’s in love,” the source says.

[From 2011 Us Weekly/Celebitchy story]

Yes, Brad was super-jealous and his ex-wife’s agents and publicists yelled at Brad for publicly admitting that his marriage to Jennifer wasn’t a perfect fairytale that the Villainess Jolie destroyed with her Leg of Doom. Jennifer and Justin Theroux spent the week “celebrating” their victory with photo-ops and then they posed for a cheesefest Terry Richardson photoshoot a week later. Ridiculous. Still. To this day.

And that’s the end of the Way Back Machine. Except that everything old is new again in the wake of Brad’s latest “bombshell interview” in Esquire’s June issue. We already discussed whether or not Brad was really disrespecting Jennifer in the interview – I still think he was just talking about his journey, his failings, etc. The name “Jennifer” did not come out of his mouth. But his words were still sensationalized and parsed and everybody else claimed that he “slammed” Jennifer yet again. So it’s a perfect time for “Justin” to demand another apology from Brad. Yes, it’s seems “Justin” had one message to Brad: “YOU ARE SO UNCOOL.”

Justin Theroux has two words for Brad Pitt: ZIP IT. Jennifer Aniston’s fiancé has warned her ex not to talk about her anymore as he promotes his new movie, World War Z. According to a pal, Justin is upset that Brad has once again referenced the union that ended eight years ago, this time in the current issue of Esquire.

The insider says Justin turned to a mutual Hollywood acquaintance to send Brad a message: “It’s very uncool that once again you’re taking shots at Jen in public – please stop, because it’s really upsetting her.”

In 2011, Brad gave an interview to Parade in which he criticized his marriage to Jen as well, saying that he was “trying to pretend the marriage was something that it wasn’t.” That time, he apologized to Jen and sent her a gift of sterling silver Elsa Peretti candlesticks, the source says.

“Jennifer is hurt that he would do it again. Jen has moved on with Justin and is finally happy, but he keeps pouring salt into the wound.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

Does Justin Theroux, the Most Amazing Screenwriter and Artist Of All Time, actually use phrases like “it’s very uncool”? No. That sounds exactly like Jennifer’s phrasing. And if Brad really did send Jennifer silver candlesticks as an apology in 2011… let’s parse THAT. What was he saying by giving her “candlesticks”? What’s the significance of “silver”? “Baby, you always come in second place, Angelina’s GOLD”? Anyway, I don’t think Brad needs to apologize for anything he said in the Esquire interview, but if he wants to issue another vague non-apology, I will totally enjoy parsing and exploiting it.

Photos courtesy of Esquire, NY Mag, Terry Richardson.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    Brad should totally apologize: for stating the same things in all his interviews (how he was drugged and miserable 10 years ago, and how he was looking for something, and bla bla bla bla Jeez I could write his answers!), he sounds boring, and as someone stated too much like the stupid Chanel commercial.

    • funny says:

      MANY guys dumped Jennifer and said far worse about her. At least Brad never cheated on her like Vince and John Mayer did. Brad never even mentions her name- no apology necessary. Jennifer needs to stop stalking Brad and Angelina and worry about her PROVEN cheater boyfriend

      • Eleonor says:

        I’ve written Brad should apologize for being boring and repeating always the same things…not about Jennifer!
        It was ironic.

      • ycnan says:

        Do you really think Pitt didn’t cheat with Jolie? REALLY? I mean, like, no one really knows but those two, but come on. Listen, this stuff happens to lots of people every day. Cheating does not make you a horrible person for the rest of your life. But pretty sure they got it on while he was married.

      • Midnight says:

        Here we go again. This man was talking about his feelings, the way he felt. No where in the interview did he mention Jennifer. She’s often mentioned how she felt during this time. Why is he not allowed to state how he felt? Sheesh. About time he stated how he felt.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        The only people that don’t believe they cheated are the stans.
        …and I say this as someone who likes the
        J-Ps a lot.

      • Runs with Scissors says:

        ALL party’s denied they had an affair, including Aniston and her friends.

        They all said that Pitt went to Aniston and TOLD her he was unhappy and had feelings for Jolie. They’d already been in marriage counseling for years. They both agreed to end it before anything happened.

        It’s hard when a marriage breaks up, but as breakups go, that was a pretty honorable way to handle it.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @ycnan, who wrote: “Do you really think Pitt didn’t cheat with Jolie? REALLY? I mean, like, no one really knows but those two, but come on. Listen, this stuff happens to lots of people every day. Cheating does not make you a horrible person for the rest of your life. But pretty sure they got it on while he was married.”

        Jen herself said that Brad did tell her, before they separated, that he thought he was seriously attracted to someone else and needed to be free so he could pursue the possibility. Jen said she told Brad to just “go ahead and get it out of his system,” but Brad told her that he couldn’t do that and still be married. Does that really sound like a man who would cheat on his wife to you?

        And as we all now know, their marriage wasn’t working anyway, for either one of them.

        Angie had already removed herself from the situation by leaving for Africa in late November/early December 2004. This was all Brad’s decision. So he and Jen separated in January 2005 (they issued a joint statement, too … so he didn’t just ‘dump’ her out of the blue as she has led the public to believe). And even though Brad attended Jen’s birthday party in February, she still went ahead and filed for divorce in March 2005.

        Again, during all this time … Brad was in, and around, Los Angeles and Angie was in Africa.

        In April 2005, Brad pursued Angie to Africa. Both Angie and Brad claim that their relationship didn’t become sexual until the re-shoots for “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” which began at the end of April 2005 and lasted through mid-May 2005.

        This might be one of those potato/’poTAto’ things … where people who hop into bed with someone when they first meet (I’m not judging, just saying) will more readily believe the Jolie-Pitts cheated, whereas people who wait to get to know someone first will more readily believe the Jolie-Pitts waited until ‘after’ Jen filed for divorce (and if you’re someone who says “But Brad and Jen were still ‘technically’ married” then they ‘both’ cheated, because Jen began her relationship with Vince Vaughn in June/July 2005, before the divorce was final).

      • Laura says:

        “Both Angie and Brad claim that their relationship didn’t become sexual until the re-shoots for “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” which began at the end of April 2005 and lasted through mid-May 2005.”

        Really? When did either of them claim that?

      • Claire says:

        To ycnan – yes, unlike a lot of people who simply can’t believe that Angelina is not a lying minx of a homewrecker, I think she’s a better person than both Pitt, and his ex-wife. So yeah, I believed her as soon as SHE said never cheated. “Do I have to defend that I’m a decent woman – and wouldn’t do to another woman, what had been done to my mother?” she asked Ann Curry back in 2005. Not to me you don’t Angelina. She’s always been described as one of the most honest, forthright people around, and she remains so to me. How you like them apples?

        After her, I’d believe Brad Pitt when he said he didn’t cheat.

        Lastly, when Aniston said she believed Brad Pitt did not cheat on her – and that, “there were no villains,” even though I think she’s a mediocre fraud of an actress and terrible person for banishing her own mother from her life for the last 20 years, I will begrudgingly believe her too. But make no mistake, I loathe Aniston so much, she almost, ALMOST makes me want to disbelieve her version. LOL

        But seriously, we only have 3 parties involved ladies – just the three. They appear to all be on the same NO CHEATING page. So yeah, what are YOU going to do about that? Disbelieve them all?

        For those that must cling to the ‘Brad and Jen were so happy until that hussy came along and ruined it,’meme (and missed Pitt and Aniston’s 6 month separation – one of several, missed Brad saying they might not go the distance, missed Aniston saying Brad was not the love of her life, missed Aniston not even mentioning his name when she won that Friends golden globe, or missed that fight they had that a papz caught on camera – all things from BEFORE Pitt had even met Angelina) it would seem to me that if the tv sit com actress whose brief 4 year marriage you’re soooo invested in, is saying he didn’t cheat – then that would automatically make you climb aboard with her.

        UNLESS, you’re simply using one more marriage out the billion that go belly-up daily, as the reason to denigrate and hate on ‘Brangelina.’ If that’s the case, then as you were – but at least be honest about it.

      • yolo112 says:

        ^^ CLAIRE!! Preach on, sister!!

      • The Original G says:

        I remember reading that Angelina said that after witnessing the pain her father caused her mother with his infidelity, that she would never want to be with a married man. Indeed, of all her reported relationship excapades, there is not one married person among them.

        I understand that before Mr and Mrs Smith Brad had been on location for Troy and Jen didn’t even visit in 6 months, even though she was in London, and relatively nearby.

        I don’t think that sounds like a great marriage by anyone’s standards, so it’s not surprising that it ended by mutual consent is it?

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Guess it depends on how you define “cheating”?
        I think Brad had checked out of the marriage and he and Aniston were all but done (including having had a conversation about things ending) but I think he was boning Jolie when he was still married to Aniston.

        I get it and to me that’s not really *cheating* if they both agreed that things were pretty much over, but some would consider that cheating as he was still married.

      • Asiyah says:

        “Brad never even mentions her name”

        and that’s exactly what gets to her.

      • Cecila says:

        In interview Angelina has said they feel in love on the set but in another interview she claims that she would never be attractive to married man which she obviously was which goes to say if u don’t mean something don’t speak about it. And that statement alone made me not a fan. And as for brad u cannot blame someone but yourself for not having any motivation in life or lack of

      • Cecila says:

        In interview Angelina has said they feel in love on the set but in another interview she claims that she would never be attracted to a married man which she obviously was which goes to say if u don’t mean something don’t speak about it as for brad u cannot blame someone but yourself for not having any motivation in life or lack of

      • The Original G says:

        @ kitten. What I’m saying is that this was the scenario. Brad goes on to meet Angelina on Smith. He flies home,he and Jen agree to seperate and then her pursues his interest with Angie with a vengence.

        @Asiyah. I agree. I thought the same last week. The fact that she isn’t mentioned IS the problem for her.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        A Original G-yeah that’s pretty much what I think. I mean a version of that anyway. But I think the marriage was dead in the water.

      • Cecila says:

        In interview Angelina has said they feel in love on the set but in another interview she claims that she would never be attracted to a married man which she obviously was which goes to say if u don’t mean something don’t speak about it as for brad u cannot blame someone but yourself for not having any motivation in life or lack of.

      • Cecila says:

        In interview Angelina has said they feel in love on the set but in another interview she claims that she would never be attracted to a married man which she obviously was which goes to say if u don’t mean something don’t speak about it as for brad he cannot blame someone but yourself for not having any motivation in life or lack of.

      • Eli says:

        Oh, for the love of God! If ALL you JP fans seriously believe that Pittiful did NOT cheat on Aniston, regardless of what JA or Pitt SAID, then, there is a bridge from the mainland to Hawaii I would so love to sell all of you!

        My God, this is Hollywood delusional ones!!!

      • Sal says:

        The only people that in 2013 still believe he cheated are the Aniston stans. 99% of people now realize with all the proof and evidence to the contrary that he didn’t cheat. Its already been proven he didn’t, the only ones who refuse to keep up are the delusional Aniston stans. Everyone else know nows he didn’t cheat.

      • Mrs Odie 2 says:

        I recall some pretty hot kissing and rubbing on each other in the film “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” If they were really crazy for each other, then they didn’t need to “cheat” because they got to channel that attraction into their performances.

      • MW says:

        I agree with what Claire said. ^^^. I think BP treated JA quite respectfully. They dragged that split along for quite a while on her conditions. He even agreed to, and did, wear his wedding ring for a period of time after he and JA split. JMHO.

    • irishserra says:

      Ha ha, I agree! Quit putting us to sleep with your recycled feelings on your life pre AJ! Give us something interesting!

      • Britney says:

        +1, exactly, thank you. STFU Brad. People don’t give a shit about how you felt ten years ago… unless you bring somehow your ex. He thinks he is deep as an ocean, smart, extraodinary, blah blah blah. He is nothing without his women. And I think he knows that.

      • Emily C. says:

        Seriously. He seems obsessed with 10 years ago. Either he really and truly is this much of a stoned doofus, or he’s doing it on purpose to keep getting posted to gossip blogs. One way or another, boring.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Eleonor, who wrote: “Brad should totally apologize: for stating the same things in all his interviews (how he was drugged and miserable 10 years ago, and how he was looking for something, and bla bla bla bla Jeez I could write his answers!)”

      Out of the countless interviews Brad Pitt has given over the past 8 years, this is only the ‘2nd’ time he has talked about ‘his’ emotional and mental state during his marriage: the first time was the 2011 “Parade” interview, and the second time was the June/July 2013 “Esquire” interview. How in the world could you possibly parse ‘that’ into “stating the same things in all his interviews”???

      And he never said that he was ‘looking for something,’ but rather ‘he’ felt his life was aimless and without direction until it hit him one day ’10 years ago, before he met Angie’ that he should get up off that couch and change the world instead of waiting for the world to change him. Why is that so hard for people to get?

      • Claire says:

        What I find hilarious is that in both instances, Pitt is taking responsibility for his own choices, he’s talking about his own uninspired life during that time – and in both instances, people (including Aniston’s own PR rep last time) have seen fit to try and make it about her. It comes off as less Pitt insulting Aniston directly, than it does Aniston trying to stay attached to him and his coattails forever more.

    • Brat says:

      I better not talk about an incident that to me 2 years ago. My ex may hear about it and think I’m saying it’s his fault.

      She and Justin needs to get over themselves. Not everything is about them. They’re so vain, they must think every story about an actress in her forties and a man wearing hipster clothes is about them.

      • floretta50 says:

        That comment is so them two! My grammar is for fun! Brad Pitt interview must have been a boon to Aniston and her fiance and as always JA doesn’t come out publicly say what she wants to, let’s someone else speak,take the heat, like Chelsea Handler. What her fiance Justin should be caring about is his relationship to JA,on her way to their alter she keeps obsessing with her ex, Brad Pitt.

      • Brat says:

        So true.

    • Moi says:

      Maybe JA should just vaguely say how lame HER life was 10 years ago in an interview. And how blissfully happy she is Now. *shrugs*

      • Esmom says:

        Haha, I was thinking the same thing. It might neutralize things a bit.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Moi, who wrote: “Maybe JA should just vaguely say how lame HER life was 10 years ago in an interview. And how blissfully happy she is Now. *shrugs*”

        I wish she would do that. The Jolie-Pitts wouldn’t have a problem with that or think her ‘uncool’ to say that about her life at that time. Why would they? She would be talking about herself and ‘her’ mental and emotional state during that time in her life.


      • Claire says:

        Except if she did that, her 9 year old PR strategy of playing the eternal victim, wounded, scorned woman – what’s been her bread and butter for almost a decade now, would dry up.

        Who is she, if not the woman, other dumped rejects can side with over ‘Brangelina?’ Her whole support system that is that spitting mad, resentful hater crowd can’t possibly give up hating Brangelina for ruining Aniston’s life. More than being true fans of Aniston, they exist to make sure Brangelina get their comeuppance by seeing Jen find love and happiness and babies. They’re not fans of Aniston, they’re haters of Brangelina – who wouldn’t give two fat fooks about anything Aniston was doing if Brad Pitt hadn’t been in her life.

        Even if she were to acquire the white picket fence and all the trimmings, they’d still hate Brangelina, because she’s had to do it with someone that’s NOT Brad Pitt.

        No. No, I don’t see it ending soon, if ever.

        Aniston had her chance though. I recall a very brief tiny window, shortly after their official press released separation. People were marveling at how friendly their split was. He was throwing her parties,they vacationed with the Cox-Arquettes. Seriously, there were articles written about how cool, friendly and adult they were being. Mind you this was after Pitt had shared his growing attraction to Angelina. So apparently Aniston was taking that in stride, and didn’t blame him for sharing that. My guess is, she knew they were at the tail end of a very bumpy ride, so the fact that the plane was out of biscoff cookies on top of it – didn’t send her over the edge.

        If she had said at the time, “Brad and I have been having problems for a long time – it just wasn’t a good fit, we both deserve to find that special person. We’re good friends, and will remain so. ” She would have been a hella role model for strength and honesty.

        Instead she and her PR flack have engaged in creating and keeping the tabloid narrative going, because it makes her relevant and more high profile than she would have been otherwise.

        What sent her (and the PR flack) over the edge, is that Brad went after Angelina like a heat seeking missile anywhere from 3-6 months after their official split. They separated in the winter (Jan 2005), and by spring of ’05 Brad was flying to Africa to play happy family and prove he would make a good Daddy for Mad.

        Aniston’s problem was that she’s all about that image. She’s fraudulent in so many ways, even the end of her relationships (Don’t get me started on Vince Vaughn and the count down clock, his hiding out in Europe from her, and her lying to Oprah’s face how they were ‘fine.’ – lolol). No, instead of owning up THEN to what Brad is NOW saying – they were both unhappy, unfulfilled and had been having problems for a long time …at the time she played surprised ‘victim,'(“I was shocked, the world was shocked” Not really oh deluded one…but anyhoo…) – well that was a direct lie. How was she shocked? In Aniston’s own VF piece, Courtney Cox says Brad ‘was honest with Jen about his enchantment with Angelina.’ So, um – if that’s TRUE according to Aniston’s own interview in VF…how is Aniston going to be all GASP! Quelle SHOCK! that Brad would be interested and meeting up with Angie and Mad in Kenya 3-4 months later?

        Someone lyin’.

        The shock was this: apparently, Aniston had some kind of loose agreement with Pitt (speculation based on something one of Brad’s directors during the film of ‘Babel,’ said) that they would not go public with new romantic interests right away.

        Don’t know the agreed upon time frame to ‘wait,’ but apparently Brad couldn’t wait for some Angie (Which kind of explains Aniston’s revenge airplaning Vince Vaughn on a hotel balcony, the papz strategically placed in Chicago, in another high-rise to catch all. )

        Once Brad started seeing Angie that spring; Kenya, her place in England, Ethiopia to adopt Zahara – and Aniston knew he was serious (that summer Jolie’s adopted kids had had a surname change) – she went ballistic on his azz, like he was her mother. Hahaha.

        It wasn’t due to cheating, it was due to his ‘insufficient mourning period.’ Bahahaha! No really. That’s EXACTLY what she told Oprah.

        Brad had hurt her feelings because he didn’t wait long enough after their already years long dead marriage, was even colder before he started a new relationship – don’t know what kind of time frame would have sufficed for Aniston…I have a feeling since Angelina was a co-star in Brad’s last very hot romantic movie, that Aniston(and her power PR flack) would have never been ready and never changed course from their ‘Poor Pitiful Me’ strategy – even if Brangelina had been born a year after their split…only this time, instead of Brad hooking up ‘too soon,’ it would have been the faux catfight with Angelina over some non-issue that gave her a reason to continue that whole ‘WAR!’ as the tabloids go on about: like Angie discussing how great she and Brad got along- and Aniston responding in faux outrage that that was ‘SO uncool,’ for her to say.


        Aniston is such a fraud.

      • YuYa says:

        “Claire”—oh Hi Sal, wondering where you were.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @ Claire

        “What sent her (and the PR flack) over the edge, is that Brad went after Angelina like a heat seeking missile ….”

        I laughed so hard at the heat seeking missile part. I need a good laugh right now. I was sick for two days, missing school. We had a presentation to do in science class, and my group did absolutely nothing while I was gone, so now I have to spend my weekend doing the entire powerpoint. Guess who’s getting zeros…..not me.

      • Lulu says:

        Jeeze, I wasn’t aware that publishing ‘novels’ on Celebitchy was a thing.

      • Sal says:

        Shes already done that. She said her “30’s blowed”. Yet the Aniston stans hypocritically ignored that.
        YuYa, sorry spinner, but Claire is not me. They are more articulate and write longer posts. Be more observant next time spinner.

    • Liz says:

      At least Brad is not taking stupid pictures with his pubic hair showing. Gross!!

      • Jag says:


        I did NOT need to see his nether regions!

      • Eli says:

        No need for those pics, as we have ALL seen photos of Pitt, frontal, butt naked…. And I have to say, not very well endowed!


        Bless his heart…

    • Lara says:

      First, the pubic hairs are gross. Secondly, does anyone think Justin and Jennifer will actually get married? He lived with his last girlfriend for 14 years. It seems to keep getting delayed.

      • Lulu says:

        Good question. I’ll bet they do, just because while Justin may not be the marrying kind, I think Jennifer is. And he isn’t going to want to let her get away (for reasons both good and bad I suspect).

      • Janet says:

        @Lulu: He’s got the ideal setup. He can mooch off her forever while she pays all the bills.

        Question in my mind is, whatever happened to his self-respect, or did he ever have any?

      • Nikita says:

        Yes but what everybody forgets, Heidi isnt rich. Jennifer is very rich. Justin is not poor but now he never needs to work again and hes 40 years old. Call it a midlifecrisis. thats not the best age for a actor to come out big. now he will be forever Mr. Aniston and hes fine with it. Thats why Bradley Cooper didnt want to date Aniston. He wanted a career on his own. I think he will marry her, of course, money attracks the whole world not just the little Eddy Monster.

    • Emily C. says:

      I concur.

      I also think it’s hilarious that when you say that Brad is boring, people bubble out of the woodwork thinking you were talking about either Jennifer or Angie. No, Brad is boring. On his own, with someone else, it doesn’t matter, he’s just an incredibly boring person.

      • Claire says:

        How boring is he when you’re here blowing up this post count talking about him? Last time I checked, it was Brad Pitt who was the film icon, with an amazing kick azz illustrious filmography. Also last time I checked, it was Brad Pitt, who except for Angelina, put these mediocre bishes like Aniston, and Paltrow in the press. Yes, I know she had a tv show, and I know Paltrow was doing movies – but no one would have cared if they had been engaged/married to Dean Cain, and you know this. LOL So if you can be ‘boring,’ and still light up the females (and males) so that they lose their minds over you – better sprinkle that dust on Justine here – because no one even knew who he was, and he only gets ink now because he’s been plucked by Anuston’s PR agency to be her middleaged savior from singledom. How boring do you have to be when Jennifer’brain fa rting hair twirler’ Aniston is the one who puts YOU on the map?? GDAMMY!! LOLOL

      • Emily C. says:

        Personally, I look at comments about this stuff to see the reactions of people to all of this, because I find *that* fascinating. And yes, I like stating my opinion. What does any of it have to do with Justin Theroux? He’s a screenwriter, so of course no one knew who he was because no one knows who screenwriters are. I don’t like him either, though. The only one I like of this ridiculousness even a little bit is Angie. I don’t dislike the rest, as they are boring but harmless.

        I keep trying to figure out why so many people seem to think there is some kind of contest here. Like, if you think Brad Pitt is boring, then you must think Justin Theroux is fascinating. Er, no. Or if you like Angelina Jolie, you must dislike Jennifer Aniston. No to that as well. The psychology behind this weirdness is fascinating.

      • Mrs Odie 2 says:

        “I have a bunch of friends who are potheads who are genius and wonderful, but they just can’t motivate. They’ll spend days trying to figure out how to make a birthday card!” She lights a cigarette. “Trust me, I have no judgment on the casual user. I’ve lived. But I’m talking about the true potheads—the wake-and-bakers who have arrested development because they’ve gone to the THC well one too many times.”

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        I have never doubted that she meant Brad Pitt was one of these “friends.”

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Mrs. Odie 2

        The sad thing in all that, is that even though Brad was a huge pothead, I’m going to assume from the late eighties on, he still made better movies than Jennifer. I only started reading this site two years ago, and still not liking Jennifer Aniston because of that God awful movie, The Bounty Hunter. I had to turn it off after ten minutes. The only other movie I’ve ever done that to was Catwoman with Halle Berry.

    • teri says:

      Claire, great post.

  2. bowers says:

    Brad Pitt is uncool period.

    • MrsB says:

      But not as uncool as the little guy with tight jeans and big black boots 😉

      • epiphany says:

        Brad didn’t even mention Aniston in that interview, he only referred to himself during the time of their marriage.
        BTW, it’s also uncool to expose your pubic hair for a photo shoot, douchetrain!

      • MrsB says:

        I agree. I think it’s kinda ridiculous he’s gotten so much grief from those comments.

      • FLORC says:

        Epiphany Yes.
        Here’s a few things to add.
        1. If this really upset Justin’s Wife-To-Be then he should take a look at how attached she still is to Brad after so many men and years apart.
        2. If saying these things in the public is what upset her then he should have responded privately! So more attention isn’t drawn to it. Otherwise it looks like a play for attention.
        3. Justin’s and other people reading comprehension is terrible. The article was not about Brad saying how awful Jen is. It was about how for years he was so depressed in life. And his make up artist shot their mouth off. He did not bash her. This is just dumb.

        Brad Pitt will forever be hot and so cool. I like Justin/Jen & Brad/Angie the same. They all seem fine. Just because you favor one doesn’t mean you need to hate the other.

      • EG says:

        @epiphany: that made me laugh so hard! I had to do a scrolldown for my husband this morning…he was like, “yes, smoldering facial expression, ripped t-shirt, okay…WHOA pubic hair above the waistline!”

        Justin is so try-hard it’s ridiculous.

      • Emily C. says:

        They are both uncool. And boring. Actually, 3/4 of the people in this endless charade are uncool and boring. The only vaguely interesting person in the whole mess is Angelina Jolie, and frankly she would be a lot more interesting if she hadn’t gotten with a dull, dull man.

      • Claire says:

        Who needs Rachel Green (AARP version) to get put on the map, don’t forget that part. LOL

    • serena says:

      Not so uncool as the person who says uncool.

    • gg says:

      ^^^ all of the above. All I can see is a gristly past his prime hipster with pubes showing. Grow up.

      At least he didn’t change his last name to “RocknRoll” like that Ned guy, but I feel like he’s the type that would’ve if it were not already taken.

  3. Miss M says:

    The old Ken doll is dull and uncool!

    Let’s speculate…If they were still together in 2011, would it be 16 years together? So, unconsciously … was he giving a 16th anniversary gift (silver)? hahahaha, that’s mean…


    In my country when we say someone is “the third wheel”, we say they are a candlestick.

    • gg says:

      A candlestick – ha, I love it! 🙂

    • bluhare says:

      That’s great, MissM! I wonder if Brad knew that when he sent the candlesticks.

      • Amelia says:

        Actually, Elsa Peretti makes some beautiful things. I have a couple of her necklaces. The candlesticks were probably gorgeous. JA and JT probably melted them down.

    • Miss M says:

      @gg: yeap, that’s how we say.. actually the actual translation would be candle holder, hahaha

      @bluhare: I don’t know, but I don’t think he is that thoughtful (or mean to check -> 16 years = silver)… Well…but then again, neither is Jen. Those too were to similar to have a long-lasting and meaningful relationship… ps: unless BP’s mom suggested to him what to send to JA.

  4. Anna says:

    God, The Unholy Bermuda Quadrangle really loves their drama, dont they?

    By the way, I really could have done without the pubes shot, Kaiser.

  5. doofus says:

    ugh, I hate it when you see pubes in photos like that.

    • MCraw says:

      I know, right? When I scrolled down and saw it, “ew!” was what flew outta my mouth….. ew.

    • brin says:

      Me too…ugh!

    • Shannon says:

      Yeah manscape dude. A forest of pubes is very uncool.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      Yes. UGH. I’m not even a pearl-clutcher, but I do NOT need to see your pubic hair, dude. Talk about “uncool.”

      Also, more on topic, I’m not in either camp, although I appreciate Brad/AJ a lot more than beach-loving Jen. Still, even if Brad/AJ actually did not have a physical affair during the marriage, they definitely had an emotional affair. That IS cheating.

      Do you think they get tired of this story? I know I am tired of this story, and I am not even in it.

    • The Original Mia says:

      I had totally missed that, so ewwwwwww. Damn, I didn’t need to see that.

  6. Jan says:

    Brad does NOT need to apologize for a thing. Reading something on paper may not reflect the way in which what he said was said. But I mean really, he fell in love like MANY others have, was in a marriage where he was UNHAPPY but never said anything, ALWAYS wanted kids and found someone he was much happier with. Everyone should just GET OVER it and STOP ASKING HIM QUESTIONS.

    • yolo112 says:

      Yeah, I never understood why he was expected to keep his feelings to himself and stay tight lipped. They got divorced. When people do that, they usually AREN’T happy, there’s problems, unhappy feelings and issues that obviously can’t be resolved. I think he has a hard time articulating how he feels because everyone takes it out of content and sees it as a smear campaign. I feel for the guy. He was obviously unhappy with a lot of things for years but found something amazing in AJ. Maybe what hurts JA the most is that BP&AJ have been so happy and have had a successful marriage..that it wasn’t just a fling. I’m not a advocate for cheaters or a BP cheerleader, but he seems to have found what he needs and is very happy. It’s unfortunate that he will always be tied up in this crazy ass circle with JA foooooreverrrrrrr…

  7. Caroline says:

    While I think Brad has not been “cool” since the 90s, I don’t think anything he says should be referenced or responded to in any way by anyone in Jen’s camp. EVER. It just makes them look bad, regardless of whatever he said.

    The biggest slam you can give someone is indifference. Jen should learn the art of not giving a sh&t.

  8. Str8Shooter says:

    Guy’s just a total douchebag. Period. There is absolutely no reason to continuously bring up how ‘bored’ and ‘unhappy’ he was with Jennifer. That is a completely classless thing to do, and he has done it TWICE now.

    He sucks as an actor, and apparently as a human being as well.

    • Tammy says:

      Love, love this statement…

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Str8Shooter, who wrote: “Guy’s just a total douchebag. Period. There is absolutely no reason to continuously bring up how ‘bored’ and ‘unhappy’ he was with Jennifer. That is a completely classless thing to do, and he has done it TWICE now.”

      Please show us where Brad said that he was ‘bored’ and ‘unhappy’ with Jennifer. What he said was that he was ‘bored’ and ‘unhappy’ with himself … no body else, just himself, Brad Pitt. HE felt aimless and without direction … it had nothing whatsoever to do with Jennifer.

      Brad was unhappy with himself before and during his marriage. Those were his words, so please paste or link for us where he blamed Jennifer for his unhappiness. Thank you.

      • Trek Girl says:

        Exactly, Emma. I honestly do not understand why people think he can’t talk about that period in HIS life. Everything does not have to do with her or how he felt about her — he was talking about himself.

        Man, the guy can’t reflect on his own life and growth and development without people twisting into an attack on her.

  9. Shelly says:

    Well, I think he should zip it. I like both Angelina and Jennifer and really have never taken sides in this way-old triangle (it’s Hollywood, people cheat, move on!). Anyway, I don’t really see why he still sort of talks about her in less-than-flattering ways. He has to know how his words will be interpreted, no matter how vague his chosen words are. They have been over for so long now, why even talk about it? I also don’t think he was “miserable” with Jennifer. I think he was crazy about her when he married her, and then things changed over the years. I don’t hold that against him, but he should just be quiet, have respect for that marriage, and enjoy the life he has now. And so should Jennifer, Justin, and Angelina.

  10. LAK says:

    The 2 things I took from that interview;

    1. Jennifer is FINALLY,FINALLY,FINALLY over it! Even if she’s sitting in a corner crying her eyes out and being hurt and upset, she’s FINALLY over it. OK!!! FINALLY, FINALLY. *sob*

    2. What sort of insult, even if one is being polite, is ‘uncool’? Jeesh Justin, your are allegedly a wordsmith, surely you can do better than that?!

    • Diana Prince says:

      > LAK<

      ^..Basically this..^^

    • Poink517 says:

      Uncool is a word (not even a real word!) that we used all the time in HIGH SCHOOL.

    • FLORC says:

      If Jen really isn’t over Brad/marriage ending/her ex’s happiness, family, and success by now she might never be. Justin is getting too into this. Soon it’ll be all he’s famous for.

      I like Aniston. She’s a terrible actress, but a savvy business woman. She just seems so pathetic for a grown woman who should be more mature. Justin is just awful. He’s trendy not Punk.

    • bluhare says:

      Here’s what I don’t get (from his statement). If Jennifer has moved on so far, how does Brad pour salt on a healed wound? Only hurts when it isn’t healed.

      Even more evidence that his fiancee was behind this and hasn’t moved on. If I were Justin and his Pubes, I’d run.

  11. LahdidahBaby says:

    The is no sillier combination than mediocre and pretentious. Oh yeah, boring and pretentious. ..That’s another silly combo. And Brad? He’s got it all covered. The Chanel commercial says it all.

  12. LahdidahBaby says:

    I agree about the pubes.

  13. TuesdaysChild says:

    Brad is talking about HIS experiences in HIS marriage. Jennifer was not the only one in that union, so why should she be the only one allowed to say what she felt/feels about it? Ridiculous. As for Justin Theroux, the idea that he’s passing along any messages to Brad Pitt is laughable.

  14. ruby says:

    Who even says uncool anymore ? I think it’s uncool to use the word uncool.

  15. Hipocricy says:

    If that bit of Pitt talking about HIS former marriage and HIS sentiments about it still upset Aniston, then she is not over…Brad nor over it.

    And that’s probably what upset Justin the most…to still be living in Brad Pitt’s shadow…

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      @Hipocricy, who wrote: “If that bit of Pitt talking about HIS former marriage and HIS sentiments about it still upset Aniston, then she is not over…Brad nor over it. … And that’s probably what upset Justin the most…to still be living in Brad Pitt’s shadow…”

      Yes, this! Jennifer Aniston is now officially pathetic.

  16. Hautie says:

    As much as Pitt attempts to be “deep and thoughtful” it just ends up exploding all over him. He comes off sounding dumb.

    How about talking about the present.

    Speak about your happiness with the houseful of kids. Speak about feeling great, about the woman in your life.

    Talk about that epic movie, that you are praying that it breaks even.

    I even like to see him talk about those Chanel commercials! 🙂

    But he keeps returning to the one topic, that the press will be all over. So it is starting to look like to me, Pitt is trolling Aniston. Hoping to see her go ballistic.

  17. marie says:

    on levels of cool (seriously?) they both fail, but this makes JT seem more like a hipster douche (photos aren’t helping any)

  18. ??? says:

    Hmm, I see my original comment mysteriously disappeared. I’ll say it again, though: the quadrangle needs to go away. It’s had its day.

    And if it weren’t continually covered ad nauseum by tabloid rags AND blogs, maybe just maybe it would die forever.

  19. OhDear says:

    For the love of God, Justin needs to back the f out of this. Why get involved in drama that (1) was resolved many years ago and (2) in which he was never involved?! And everyone involved and not involved needs to not talk about The Divorce.

  20. jamie says:

    The uncool thing is not a direct quote people.

  21. Susie Q says:

    He reminds of a beatnik, “Daddy – O, very uncool, Brad is really slated for deadsville with that comment, now, don’t bogart that joint”.

  22. drea says:

    So now Theroux gets to weigh in? Interesting… no, not really. I think it’s funny that the guy who tries so f*cking hard to be edgy is the one who gets to label other people “uncool.”

  23. Jenn says:

    it’s like 90210 – the senior years

    • The Original G says:

      Exactly! Please! Give me a love traingle where the principles don’t fall asleep after dinner.

    • Chicagogurl says:

      It’s just one big circle jerk at this point.

      • Mira says:

        Lol! Very true. Like MK on Dlisted says, “When we’re all on our death beds, the last thing we’ll say before taking our final breath will be, “But did Brad ever TRULY love Jen?”

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Ha ha…so true–both comments.

    • Suze says:

      Truest comment on this thread.

  24. AKA says:

    It’s interesting that Brad and Angie have never responded to any criticism or claims from the other side. It’s always Jen’s or Justin’s camps saying ‘they are uncool’ for saying this. Well goes to show who is still feeding off a controversy from 8 years back.

    • Nikita says:

      Brad and Angelina doenst need Jennifer. But Jennifer needs them. Thats the main difference. Jennifers whole career is based on this. After friends, she made so many bad movies, Rupert Everett is the only actor who said what everybody thinks about Jennifers career, of course because he doesnt need to kiss any Hollywooda ..es because he as a gay actor gets no good jobs anymore, but because of this, hes not afraid to say what others cant. Every other actor or actress would never ever get a job again after so many bad movies. Her PR is feeding the tabloids and so she gets small worthless movieroles. Shes the Kim Kardashian of Cinema.

  25. CosmicGirl says:

    Brad is douche. Get over him already!

  26. nevermind says:

    Well, I actually read the entire article in Esquire and this one soundbite was taken way out of context. It just seemed it was blown out of proportion because no way did I think he was taking about his past marriage, just about himself as a person. The article was actually a pretty decent read and had some funny bits in it.

  27. Janet says:

    What’s uncool is Justin inserting himself into this mess and turning the triangle into a quadrangle. Or is he just feeling left out of things and trying to be noticed?

    • Hipocricy says:

      Homeboy doesn’t have much work in process and has whitnessed how his woman made a business out of the uncool triangle.

      A man’s got to to do what he’s got to do to keep some sort of relevancy and branch into a lucrative side business (sarcasm…)

      • Janet says:

        Oh so now he wants to get paid for pouting to the tabloids and mumbling at Brad to stop picking on his ladyfriend?

        Well, I guess it beats working.

    • serena says:

      It’s Jen trying to make Justin into a big ‘cool’ thing. LOL

    • pwal says:

      That’s been happening for a while now. Remember that blind item about how Angelina was trying to get Justin to be her leading man, nevermind the fact that Angelina has never used her clout to cast her leading man.

      • Janet says:

        ROFLMAO how’d I miss that one? I can hear the Jenbots squealing now about how that wicked witch Angie is trying to steal another of Jen’s men. This sh*t is NEVER going to stop.

  28. lisa2 says:

    Oh please Jennifer is forever giving interviews on how happy pappy she is after Brad. Well he said the same thing. So what. People act as if Brad said something bad. He didn’t. he talked about his life and how he evolved. Basically he was saying he was not his best self during that time. Which to me is saying he was not the best husband because he was not the man he wanted to be.
    and if anyone thinks Jennifer’s team is so influential and can make Brad do squat get over it. Jennifer is not that powerful in Hollywood. she sure as heck is not in the same league as a Brad Pitt.

    And Justin should just chill and get a job.

    • TuesdaysChild says:

      Exactly. That time period has clearly shaped who he has become today. There’s nothing douchey or toolish about talking about your life and why you are where you are, except apparently when Brad does it. Why on earth shoud he zip it, because his ex-wife- who herself has made many a magazine cover talking about her marriage and her experience within it- might be upset? Is he supposed to walk on eggshells forever because of Jennifer Aniston? Beggars belief. If people don’t like to hear what he has to say about his experiences, that’s their problem, not his.

  29. Ayre says:

    “A source reveals to Star magazine.” The mind boggles at the lengths to which people will go to find fodder for their celebrity fantasy. Star magazine is not a reliable source for the correct date, much less what is said behind closed doors in celeb-land. We can parse what he said, and there are some interesting tidbits in that interview, but quotes from Star magazine are meant to be treated as jokes!

  30. Dhavynia says:

    Oh Justin, instead of telling Brad he’s uncool you should turn around and ask your 90s revival fiance why is she so upset

    Seriously? Unless you’re Beckham doing an underwear add I really dont need to see your pubes

  31. Grace says:

    Really, what is so uncool is that top picture of Justin. That is someone trying way too hard to be cool and it is not working at all.

  32. serena says:

    What a dumb couple.
    Jen is so in love that she can’t help but give the press the same old ‘Brad is jealous because I’m in love and happy’. Yeah, so happy that she always talk about him, not the opposite. In fact ‘Jennifer Aniston’s fiancé has warned her ex not to talk about her anymore’ LOL, I lolled really hard, he NEVER talked about her.

    Jesus, it’s his own life too and even if he wants he can talk about it however he wants. Now that period of his life his taboo just because of Jen? Please, JustJen grow up and enjoy your so-called ‘happiness’.

  33. Dedrie says:

    Truth hurts and she did nothing.. sad

  34. Lem says:

    Nobody is going to mention what Jen is doing with those candlesticks?
    Aren’t we a classy bunch this morning!

  35. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    *sigh* I watched Mr. and Mrs. Smith last night. The chemistry is just…palpable.

  36. yeahright says:

    I don’t know. As much as I don’t care about that whole situation Jen totally got f-ed over. Not only did she have to contend with the end of her marriage but she had to deal with being labelled by the media and then have Brad do nothing but bolster those labels. I am sure the media did most of that by twisting his words but sheesh… Jen lost her marriage, her husband, her reputation, public opinion, and probably any shred of dignity.

    • serena says:

      I don’t think so. Jen didn’t lost public opinion because she ALWAYS plays with it, she’s the forever betrayed poor victim. If only she had stop at one point, I bet she would be REALLY happy and maybe famous for other things aside the bermuda triangle and friends.

    • Rhea says:

      I kinda have to disagree a bit with you here. She could still have her dignity and pride if she could just stop letting the media associating her with her ex at some point.

      I mean look at Sandra Bullock. The ex clearly cheating, but she refused to talk more about that and going on with her life. Nobody put the “poor-me-I’m-a-victim” label on her as a result and now people talk more about her work than her previous marriage.

      So in my opinion, it’s possible for JA to stop public from putting the victim label on her if she could just stop doing things like “5 Years After Brad” for her interview.

      Actually, when BP and JA separated they should put an agreement for the both of them to not talk anything about that time of their life—as part of their divorce settlement. That way we wouldn’t talk about the stupid triangle thing like this for years.

      • pwal says:

        For the most part, I agree with you, but she didn’t participate in the 5 Year People cover story. However, since some say that celebs give People Mag consent to do cover stories with no direct quotes from the star, no actual interview with the star, but with plenty of quotes from ‘insiders’, it would’ve benefitted Aniston more if she let the 5 Year anniversary of her separation go by as well as the recent heading down the aisle cover that hijacked the Oscars double issue cover.

        I still can’t believe that bull$hit!

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:


        People is up the butt of every celebrity there is. They don’t report anything, unless they have the say so of the celebrities themselves/pr person. They report exactly what the celebrity is saying, true or not. Do you honestly think, after Jennifer going on Oprah and saying that Vogue went tabloid on her (printing that Angelina is uncool…what did she expect them to do?) that she would not call out a magazine for doing a cover like that? She’s 43 (?) years old, she knows exactly what she’s doing.

        Who do you think the insiders are? It may not be her directly, but it’s more than likely Huvane. It’s pr.

    • Janet says:

      She brought it on herself whining to the media. That VF article was the worst mistake she ever made. If she’d kept her dumb f*cking mouth shut she wouldn’t be a Hollywood joke. But she had to keep the triangle going because it’s the only thing that’s kept her face on the tabloid covers for the past eight years.

      • pwal says:

        A few months ago, I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR. This film critic, Ty Burr, was on talking about the history of Hollywood’s Star System and how it’s not what it used to be and Terry Gross, rather pointedly, asked why Jennifer Aniston, despite her lacking film career, is considered a star. Ty Burr said that the narrative within the tabloids is better than any script/screenplay she will ever get, therefore there is no real incentive to seek career satisfaction in her actual career.

        And on another note, Brad Pitt’s worse decision, outside of marrying Aniston, was when he placated the Minivans when he was on Oprah promoting Meet Joe Black. While that interview was revealing in many ways (i.e. him disclosing that he has bikes all over the world in order to have fast transportation at the ready, his favorite TV show of all time was All in the Family, his affection towards his family, etc.), he played into the audience’s need for him to think that the sun shone from Aniston’s @$$, i.e. allowing Oprah to prod him into saying that his favorite TV couple was Ross and Rachel. It was obvious that he was lying, but the mass delusion was set into motion, which was a pity because it was a ridiculously obvious lie that some people want to make true, much like the lie that he should be/has to be hung up on Aniston.

  37. mrspatrickbateman says:

    This is stupid. I’m divorced and am now in another relationship and I think about my next to never (we have kids together so I kind of have to sometimes). If I knew he was still talking about me and telling stories about our time together I’d be a little miffed but whatever. If he were doing interviews about it and was Brad Pitt level of fame I’d be pissed. It’s old and done, why would I want something in the public eye bringing up my past again? It should be let go, and so what if Justin wants to stand up for her? He’s not writing a public letter or an interview about it, he asked a mutual friend to ask him to knock it off. Everyone knows Brad’s past, is his present life so horrible and boring he can’t just talk about that? He’s got 7 children and is with the ‘love of his life’ and he still needs to talk about the past?

    • jojo says:

      if you read the interview, its not Brad bring it up. The interviewer asked him how he evolved into the family man he is now, and he spoke on how he made mistakes, matured etc. Unfortuantely, that divorce is part of his life and probably a major part of his growth as a man/husband/whatever.

  38. Aud says:

    Every time Brad refers to the period of time that indirectly references his time with Jennifer, it reeks of some type of desperation on his behalf. He only does it when he wants PR for some crap film or another.

    • Amelia says:

      I totally disagree. BP is answering questions put to him, he’s talking about himself and never references JA. Is she so desperate for relevance that she thinks everything is about her? Or is that paranoia?
      I talk about the years of my first marriage. At no point do I mention my first husband. Heck, I’m not even thinking about him, and I’d wager BP doesn’t think about JA. That’s what’s upsetting to her. She wants a mention and isn’t getting it.

  39. irishserra says:

    I’m beginning to think that Aniston-Pitt may have been a good match!

    Neither of them seem to have been able to define themselves by anything other than the people they are with at any given time (including the past!)

    With Pitt, it’s always about how his life stunk with Jennifer or how his life is great now with Angie.

    With Aniston, it’s always about whichever douche she’s with and whether or not babies are on the way.

    They deserve each other.

    I wish either of them would talk about something else; anything else!

    • Linda says:

      I could kiss you for this comment. Whiny brad is a perfect mate for whiny Anniston. I do not know for the life of me what angelina sees in brad Pitt.

      • irishserra says:

        I might add too (albeit ashamedly) that when the whole triangle thing came about all those years ago, I found myself giving a crap and taking up for Aniston. But she’s really shown herself to be a shallow dolt.

        I may not fan girl Jolie, but I have come to have some respect for the fact that she can and does focus much of her time on issues and activities that are truly important and does this with or without fanfare from anyone and while I do understand both women are asked personal questions in interviews, I like that AJ has interesting humanitarian projects to discuss as well. I do believe that if she and Brad were to split up at any time, she would still keep involved in her charities and parenting.

      • pwal says:

        I can see what she sees in Brad. Here was this guy who was in the right mindset, in terms of the future, whether it was career and family. Things with BBT ended because he was all about his rock band and not enough about Angelina and Maddox. With Brad, he was all about Angelina, Maddox, and Zahara. Since Shiloh, Pax, Knox and Vivienne came along, you would assume that Angelina felt confident enough to allow her family to grow and despite what some want to believe, Brad Pitt must have offered Angelina something more, beyond money, to make her feel confident about all of the steps she has taken over the last eight years.

        Could another guy have offered her this? Yes, but it seems to me that the vast majority of the men from her past didn’t have their $h*t together nor the motivation to get it together. Pitt seems to, despite the b!tching about his interviews, his Chanel ad, his grooming, his hobbies, etc.

    • BeesKnees says:

      Haha I love this comment! Out of the triangle (I’m not even gonna include Justin Theroux in this equation) the only one I really like is Angelina.

  40. evyn says:

    I guess this is the most he is willing to do to earn his allowance. Jen must have realized that her stripper trailers didn’t generate enough attention for her, so she is dragging Justin into it.

  41. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I don’t think he has to apologize for shit nor do I think Affleck needs to apologize for shit. At least I’m consistent and not blinded by standom.

    • BeesKnees says:

      Stans are the worst. They really end up turning me off of certain celebs.

  42. MistyNinja says:

    Does Justin get money for every comment he makes that disses Brad? Good boy Justin here is a treat for your obedience.

    Of course Jennifer is not over it. Hence all this backlash. This is my theory…Jennifer was in love with the status of her being with Brad Pitt. When they married he was in his prime /sexiest celebrity status and that is what she loved. Right, because being with him means that she could call herself the most beautiful or sexy. Whatever. I know tons of women like her. They go after the popular/sexy dudes because they want the status. Then these guys leave them because usually they find someone who is their equal and they realize what they have been missing. Being on the recieving end of these guys- they all say the same thing as Brad. I was bored, unhappy, and lonely.
    What she is not over is losing that status she had with Brad. That makes me feel sad that everyone is continuing this feud. Which is really about trying to get readers. Move on everyone.

    • Janet says:

      ^^This, in spades.

    • The Original G says:

      I also think that Jen’s engagement to Justin has mightily turned down the media interest in her. Even the stripper clips from Meet the Millers seemed to have been met by overwhelming public indifference.

      Her marriage to to Theroux seals her fate as a former TV star quickly aging off even the Hollywood B-list.

      If this story is true, Justin may be getting in on the A-list association by sharing the aggrieved Jennifer’s pain.

      Justin and Jen are just a Heidi Bivens away from some major uncoolness themselves. Fortunately, she’s too classy to participate in this pity party.

      • pwal says:

        I’m glad that I’m not the only one who sees the absurdity of Justin positioning himself as the protector of female sanctity and guardian to past relationships’ secrets/inner workings when, if he slips up, Heidi Bivens can blow him and his fiancee completely out of the water.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        Especially since it’s not even her stripper butt. Everyone knows that it’s a double, so why does she/all the news articles front like it’s her amazing body. On yahoo a few days ago, there was an article about her ‘yoga body’/workout. Really? Leave it to JA to make a stripper movie less interesting. I was more interesting in Demi Moore’s breasts than hers.

        Does anyone think she did anything to her face, or is it just the excessive tanning, drinking, and smoking? It looks weird, almost plasticky, like a mask.

      • yolo112 says:

        @Virgilia Coriolanus …Totally had work done. My hubby and I watch Friends on the regular late nights and we happen to see one of her new Aveeno commercials and my hubby said “holy shit! What did she do to her face!?” I think it’s pretty bad when a guy notices how much her face has changed…lol..

    • The Original Mia says:

      No need for me to comment. You’ve said it all.

  43. Suze says:

    No one needs to apologize but I wish they would all shut up. Actually, Jolie is the only one who doesn’t get quoted with any kind of reference to the unholy triangle. Maybe it’s just that she has better things to talk about.

  44. Tammy says:

    What I want to know is why Leann Rimes gets blasted for being a homewrecker and not Angelina Jolie? Both are, both should be treated the same, in my book. Granted, Leann is in your face all the time about being a bonus mom and stuff but Angelina Jolie’s smug attitude irritates me just as much. And Brad Pitt is nothing but a vapid, dumb jerk. As much as I don’t like Angelina Jolie, I don’t get what she sees in him. Justin Theroux seems a bit girly too me, lol.

    • Hipocricy says:

      Jolie and HER KIDS have been villified for her being a so called homewrecker for years.

      Aniston has been sanctified, worshipped and forgiven even when wrecking another’s woman home and cheating with that woman’s man before he told her to move out of their home…

      Aniston and her fans are hypocrites and always adopt a double standard attitude in front of an identical act they either criticize or forgive when it’s about covering their idole’s reputation

      • Tammy says:

        I’m not a fan of Jennifer Aniston, either. She was wronged and then did the same thing to another woman, knowing full well how it felt. She also played the victim card but I can empathize with her, I know what it is like to be cheated on and have someone refer to the time spent with you as “boring.” I’ve been there and it sucks. I was asking why do people treat Angelina Jolie so much better than Leann Rimes with this cheating stuff. I don’t recall Angelina getting the same type of treatment that Leann gets by the press. Almost every gossip site I read, fawns all over Angelina, thinking she is the next Mother Theresa, etc. Now, Leann is constantly shoving the fact she won the man (and some man he is, haha) to Brandi (who irritates the hell out of me, too) and her whole bonus mom crap is nonsense, just to irritate Brandi. I just don’t see how Angelina is any better than Leann in this situation but people go out of their way to defend her.

      • Loira says:

        Angelina has hardly said anything about the time she got with Brad. She had said something maybe in one or two interviews.
        Regardless of how they got together, if they are saying the truth or embelllishing it (I believe that the marriage was dead beforehand, and there was emotional “cheating”, but who really knows), you really cannot compare AJ to Leann or Brad to Eddie.
        First of all this marriage had little kids, whereas Brad and Jennifer had a huge house instead of children.
        Brad and his ex separated before he was see with her as a couple, whereas the other two were caught coming out of a motel or something.
        Brad and AJ did not even held hands together for a complete year or kissed in public. They were seen holding hands and kissing when they were in Paris before leaving for Namibia.
        AJ has no twitter and does not aswer to rumours.
        They may not be perfect, but they do not engage in public feuds like crazy people making a cake with children and a couple in bed (Leann).
        Extra difference: AJ actually has a life with purposes, family, career, philantropic work, caring for her health. The other… Not so much.
        And on topof that Aniston di just the same as AJ and does not get the same vitriolic comments.
        In other forums people have wished death to her and still call her the most horrible names, etc. Where have you been these last 9 years?

    • Sandy says:

      The last eight years she has been called a homewrecker. People will never let it go. There are many homewreckers in Hollywood but people act like Angelina and Leanne are the only ones to be shamed. Their are homewreckers that didn’t even get sought out for their behaviour. I am pointing out women and MEN. Women can not wreck a home by themselves. Brad Pitt didn’t mention her name once in this interview. What is all the fuss about?

      • yolo112 says:

        ..I don’t know…I thought it was pretty clear that the home was already wrecked prior to Angie..

        To be honest, I could care less about who did what and when. When you take a look at all the parties involved, the bottom line is that the “home wrecker” is really the only one with a substantial career. People can hate on her all they want but they have to admit that she’s a really good actress. …especially compared to the one trick pony Aniston show… Brad has been in a handful of good movies, but Angie is the most consistent..and that’s really all that should matter…right?

    • irishserra says:

      Tammy: I think you answered your own question when you said that LeAnn is constantly throwing her situation in our faces.

      AJ did do the same thing, and she doesn’t appear to be apologetic about it, but the only reminders we are constantly faced with are by the ex who can’t seem to really move on. While it’s probably not fair that AJ comes out smelling like a rose in this situation, what’s done is done. Why dwell? I think Aniston’s best PR move would have been to quietly slip away and dedicate her life to something more meaningful than attempting to be famous. But she seemed and still seems unable and unwilling to do so.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I think Pitt and Jolie had an affair but the “homewrecker” label is so ridiculous.

      I don’t have a problem with Aniston but I always thought she and Pitt were mismatched as couple. Never saw any real passion there, always seemed like they were more pals than anything.

      Anyway, I’m not condoning cheating but I think sometimes people just fall out of love or maybe they were never in love to begin with. People make terrible mistakes, rush into marriage etc, sometimes you think you’re in love but then someone else comes into your life and the intense connection you have with them changes everything.

      Again, I’m not condoning cheating (it’s never “ok” to do) I’m simply saying that humans are fallible and the idea that the “homewrecker” label perpetuates–that one person intentionally tries to destroy a marriage, discounts the complexities involved in the situation.

      • Sandy says:

        I always thought Brad and Jen never mashed well as a couple. I think Brad grew comfortable with Jen. You should never stay in a relationship with someone because they are just familiar and comfortable. I think he met Angie and realized this is my chance. It may be dirty but its his life. He didn’t want to 50 having his first child.As you said, I don’t condone cheating but Brad just seems to be well matched with Angie. They fell in love.Jen has Justin,now. It’s like beating a dead horse.I’m just looking forward to Sunday.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        It is 100% beating a dead horse. If people were still talking about who I dated 10 years ago it would infuriate me. I’m such a different person now…

    • Sal says:

      Firstly I didn’t think there was anyone left in 2013 that still cling to the tabloid affair thing? It was proven Brad and Angelina didn’t have an affair. So Angelina is not a homewrecker and can’t be compared to Leann. Secondly, if you read the Leann threads you would know that Leann is attacked not because of her and Eddie’s affair but because of how Leann single white females, stalks and taunts Eddie’s ex and uses their children to hurt Brandi. Leann doesn’t get slammed because she is a homewrecker. That has absolutely nothing to do with why she is slammed. Its how she treats the ex and children.

    • Dissy says:

      Uh, DUh. Difference between Jolie and Rhimes? In Angelina’s case, all 3 parties including the EX WIFE say NO ONE CHEATED. In Leanne’s case, all 3 parties say the did indeed cheat, especially the ex wife.

      • pwal says:

        Plus, Rimes have a problem overstepping, which started with making out with a married man at a public restaurant. And she still haven’t learned her lesson, possibly intruding on Eddie and Brandi’s son’s b-day party. Don’t know the details, but helming the kid’s b-day party is the father and the mother’s domain, not the stepmother.

        As for Angelina, the only time that her actions can be construed as intrusive was when she offered to meet with Aniston a year after the divorce. Personally, I don’t think that Angelina had to do that at all, since Pitt and Aniston had no reason to maintain any contact, but maybe she knew how much it meant to Pietra to have Angelina declare to her the role she’s willing to take, in regards to BBT’s children, but with Aniston, she wasn’t in the mood to feel better; she wanted to be a martyr.

  45. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Midnight – totally agree with your comment. Brad was, imo, talking about himself and how he felt about his life in general. I don’t think it really had anything to do with Jennifer. Sometimes it’s not about the other person, but the place you are in your own life and maturity. I think he realized he was sort of stuck and being immature and not evolving and that he wasn’t happy about how he was living his life in general. She just happened to be who he was with at the time, but it probably could’ve been someone else and he would’ve felt the same. People need to relax and stop reading into every little thing that matches what they want to think/see. Sheesh!

  46. RHONYC says:


  47. Sandy says:

    Only Brad and Angie knows truly know how their relationship started. We have no proof that Brad is a physical cheater, but emotional cheater yes. They may have never gone to the hotel room but the might as well had been f***ing each other with their eyes. Their chemistry was out of this world filming, but Brad’s feelings for her were all over his face. I think she was better at hiding ber emotions. I love reading about this couple, but Star Mag really. To me after Brad and Angie were able to keep the media from knowing about her surgery for 3 months, it was a HUGE slap in the face to tabloids. It proves they know nothing. They have never known anything and them not knowing what was going on and still claiming to know about their day to day lives is just funny.They were made to look like a joke. I am glad Angie is doing better. She will walk the red carpet Sunday to support Brad.

    • Tammy says:

      They both admitted to cheating when they said their relationship began on the set on Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

      • Janet says:

        After all this time, who cares any more?

      • Sandy says:

        When did they ever admit their relationship BEGAN on the MAMS set. They said they fell in love. In the eight years they’ve been together they have not once their relationship began on set. Where is the interview, link, video or whatever for them stating these words?

      • Sal says:

        Neither of them admitted such thing, in fact, on the contrary they’ve steadfastly said nothing happened on set. Unlike Aniston and Theroux on Wanderlust.

    • Tammy says:

      She told the New York Times that they fell in love on the set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith. He was still married at time when he was filming this movie. An emotional affair is often more damaging than a physical affair. And I doubt they waited because they fell so madly in love. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/brad-pitt-definition-cheating-angelina-jolie-pitts-article-1.366125

      • LUCE says:

        before angelina the house was already broken

      • gennline says:

        AJ never told the NYT she fell in love with BP on the set,she talked about the characters they were playing and the journalist doctored the interview. AJ previously gave a video interview where she said their kids would be able to see them fighting and falling in love and it was clear she was talking about the characters they were playing.
        The NYT had previously accused her of manipulating the press over the sale of Shiloh pictures(not Brad just her)and ended up having to investigate themselves because it was totally untrue.The negotiations re the pictures were done by a third party,not AJ&BP.
        So twice the NYT maligned her,is it any wonder she refused to do a sit down interview with them about her mastectomy.

      • Sal says:

        This was the REAL statement: “They haven’t seen a lot of our films yet, because they are a little young, but I’m looking forward to them one day discovering Mr and Mrs Smith,’ she smiles. ‘They’re going to have a great laugh – to see when their parents actually met, and watch them fall in love and try to kill each other!”
        Ergo she was talking about the characters John and Jane Smith getting married and the being hired as assassins to kill each other. Unless you think Brad and Angelina tried to kill each other for real?

  48. kira says:

    Won’t the uncoolness ever end? Yeesh…

  49. Sarah says:

    You know what is very uncool? Your pubes attempting to high five me.

  50. TOPgirl says:

    Let’s face it. Jennifer needs to chill. Brad NEVER EVER once mentioned her in his interview. He only reflected on his own life experience at the time.

    Brad has been genuinely open with the public on his own downward spiral and it all just so happens to be during the time he was married. Now people with a little bit of common sense would know that shit like this happens everyday with people.

    Justin T. needs to step back and be proud of his relationship instead of being a “holla back girl” and sending public message/threats to Brad.

  51. paranormalgirl says:

    Gawd… will these people and their “camps” ever let it go?

  52. Janet says:

    So tell us, Justin, besides mooching off your fiancée, what do you do with yourself all day long?

  53. DGO says:

    Justin > Pitt.

    • lisa2 says:

      Well let’s all celebrate that.

      but I doubt her fans really feel that way. Beside they don’t know much about him. OH wait.. I forgot he wrote Iron man and Tropic thunder..

      I don’t think Brad cares that Justin is > than he is.. LOL

    • Sal says:

      In your dreams! Justin is a freeloading pube-showing skeeze who dumped his partner of 14 years for money. He is a dirty douche. Brad is 1000 times better than this dirty freeloading hobo.

  54. lovegossip says:

    First of all, this is coming from someone who doesn’t care for any of these people one more than the other, so don’t jump down my throat. That said, why is it if Jennifer had said something that sounds remotely like she was referencing the past with him, everyone freaks out and says she needs to get over…but if Brad says something, it is ok because he didn’t “mean it that way…”. Everything she says gets twisted to sound like she is talking about him and not over him, when he does it, it can’t possibly mean anything? Just wondering…

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Probably because in the past eight years, Brad has referenced his marriage twice; once in 2011 in Parade magazine and now. Both times he was speaking of himself, how he was just a boring, pothead loafer, who needed to get his butt off the couch and do something with his life. The last few years of his marriage came to that realization.

      Jennifer Aniston gets a lot of crap (from me, at least) for not only trying to make herself look better (Vanity Fair; she only gave herself 2% of the blame for the failure of their marriage, acting as though Brad were not completely honest with her), but attacking Angelina. If Brad did cheat on her (which if you want to get technical, he did, he wanted out, met Angelina, and told Jennifer that he wanted to pursue Angelina as a free man), you would think that she would be angry at Brad; not Angelina. Calling Angelina uncool in Vogue, nearly three years after the divorce shows where her minds at and who she blames. Hint: the first one’s power couple status and the second is Angelina. Never once, when she has spoken of them has she bashed Brad, but she goes after Angelina.

      Chelsea Handler was saying things like ‘Brad needs to go back to Jennifer, where he belongs’, calling their kids racist names, and so on……..this is her “friend”. How pathetic do you think it looks to have your bestie publically bash your ex’s woman, whom you have never met? Who wasn’t even your friend when it all went down. Notice Courtney Cox hasn’t said a word.

      That’s why. To me, Brad genuinely comes across as someone who doesn’t want to hurt Jennifer, but is trying to explain why his life is so vastly different. Unfortunately for her, those changes started with the end of their marriage in 2004. Jennifer uses it to sell (unsuccessfully!) movie tickets.

    • Sal says:

      You’ve got it the wrong way around. Why is it Aniston is allowed to bad-mouth Brad and Angelina in every interview for the last 8 years, and she gets a pass but if Brad says ONE thing, everyone attacks him? Such double standards. Aniston has been maliciously and spitefully dining out on her divorce and the smear of a man and the mother of his children for 8 years and the moment he says something, and mind you its not even directly at her unlike Aniston’s disgusting comments about him and Angelina, all hell breaks lose. So sick of Aniston shooting her mouth of for 8 years but Brad can’t say his truth.

  55. Tina says:

    I honestly don’t think Brad is happy with Angelina, if he was he wouldn’t talk about Jennifer all the time. He probably still has feelings for Jennifer and thinks about her a lot.

    • carolynlee says:

      you are kidding right? Anyone blind, crippled, and/or crazy wouldn’t believe that Brad would want Jennifer over Angelina.

    • Toot says:

      Sorry to burst your bubble Tina, but Brad didn’t talk about Jennifer in his interview. I know you don’t believe me, but in his interview he never mentions Jennifer. And please show me where Brad always talks about Aniston.

      All he said, that some people are taking issue with, is that he was aimless and in a rut 10 years ago. That’s my summary of what he said by the way.

    • Janet says:

      Oh honey, you so wish he wasn’t. Sorry to ruin your day.

    • videli says:

      Hahaha! Love you, Tina, for this comment. I’m not sure whether you’re an optimist by nature, but it was endearingly naive.

    • Sal says:

      So that means that Aniston is not over Brad and has no feelings for Justin, since Aniston is the one who has not shut up about Brad/hermarriage/her divorce for 8 years and has milked her divorce to get movies. Brad has not said one thing about Aniston, but Aniston is so hung up on Brad she has not stopped referencing him since they split. By your definition, Aniston is still in love with Brad and is just using Justin and Handler to get at Brad. Thank you Tina.

  56. Sabine says:

    Completely unrelated but do you guys ever think about what would have happened if he had actually married Gwyneth Paltrow, given the pretentious ass she turned out to be? The thought honestly makes me laugh a bit.

    • irishserra says:

      Wow, that would have been something!

    • Just Passing Through says:

      Match made in Heaven, IMO.

    • mslewis says:

      Well, for one thing, Gwynnie wouldn’t be living in England full time so she wouldn’t be saying the pretentious things she tends to say about Americans not being as amazing as the Brits. She would not have adopted kids so they would only have two. And they would have been divorced by now because they are so unsuited for each other.

      • pwal says:

        If they married, I don’t think they would’ve even lasted long enough to have kids. Despite Brad seemingly having respect for Bruce Paltrow, Gwyneth would probably hammered Brad constantly about how un-Bruce Paltrow-like he was, which would likely resulted in more pot-smoking and him looking for harder stuff to dull the Paltrow’s pissing and moaning.

    • Emily C. says:

      He’d have become Goop’s perfect partner for a while at least. Brad morphs himself into whatever the woman he’s with wants. He won’t get bored with Angie because 1) she’s an interesting person herself, always something new for him to soak up and 2) they have so many kids for Brad to pay attention to. I think he’s incapable of having an identity outside of his relationships. It would drive me nuts, but Angie seems to like it, so whatever.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      LOL… when someone referred to Brad earlier as being boring and pretentious (not that I agree), I did think, “Hmm, who else is boring and pretentious?”

  57. InvaderTak says:

    Brad gave her candlesticks so she can have something to put that torch she’s still carrying in. Everyone in this senario needs to stop.

  58. Tina says:

    Brad seems like a passive aggressive guy, although he doesn’t flat out state Jennifer, he insinuates it.

    • Ducky La Rue says:

      Or perhaps readers have their own biases and put their own inference to anything that is not a flat-out statement.

    • Sal says:

      Unlike Aniston who is outright aggressive along with Handler? If it eren’t for Aniston riding the divorce and JP’s coattails, she would have gone the same way Perry, Kudrow etc have gone.

  59. lisa2 says:

    I think we can know the story is BS.. but talking about Passive Aggressive. Jennifer wrote the book on that one.

    I know Brad is tired of everything he says turning into a Jennifer connection. Her fans are quick to defend, but if she says anything about him or the marriage the it is all fine because she was “hurt over 8 years ago”

  60. Amory says:

    If any of this is true, it just suggests to me that Jennifer has never moved on, and that Justin should be more concerned about that fact than anything that came out of Brad’s mouth.

    Brad seemed to be speaking about his own realization that be needed to mature — I think his marriage to Jennifer was a blip on the radar that doesn’t even register anymore, so it doesn’t occur to him that someone is going to read so much into his words about his own journey.

    • Guesto says:

      Exactly. I hope for JustJen’s sake this is pulled out of ass rubbish from Star Mag because otherwise it really doesn’t bode well for their relationship. If they were truly happy, the Pitt’s angst-babbling wouldn’t even be on their radar or have even the tiniest impact on their lives.

      Personally, I can’t see this wedding ever happening. (The JustJen one, that is, not the JoliePitt one.)

  61. Claire says:

    You know what’s ‘uncool,’ wearing your kstew skinny jeans so low that a tuft of your pubes edge out over the top, then raising your arm over your head so that everyone can get a good look when your ratty tatty ‘baby tee’ (bought new for $300 in Soho prolly) rides up, while conversely doing the self-tanning thing, and stylizing your hair to cover up your bald spot. Now THAT is a poseur to end all.

  62. BooBooLaRue says:

    Ugh Brad you’re a douche, that being said, I have NO DOUBT that being married to Jennifer Aniston was like a prison sentence. She radiates dull.

  63. val says:

    Really, why does this boy-toy have anything to say? He should just shut up and pleasure his sugar mama and leave it as that. Geez, can we say coattail rider, does he not have anything else going on???

    • Janet says:


      That top photo says everything you need to know about him. He looks like a freaking chulo. He needs to stop mooching off Aniston and get a damn job, but she’s so desperate to hang onto him she’ll let him mooch forever, as long as he doesn’t dump her like all the rest of them.

  64. garvels says:

    Justin is a gross looking bobble head in that first pic. Pull your pants up Justin…you are not a teenager. I hate it when 40 something year old men dress like teenage rappers.

  65. Elly says:

    I have this feeling JustJen won´t make it to the altar…

  66. Ginger says:

    UGH! As a divorced person I can tell you that you do indeed analyze and discuss what happened in your former marriage as YOUR OWN journey. Jennifer is free to say what she wants about her former marriage just as much as Brad is. Just because they are with other people now doesn’t mean they don’t think about their failed marriage. BUT if they had some sort of agreement about not discussing it publicly then Brad AND Jen should be careful about what they say. I don’t see any problem with Brad’s latest interview. It’s his opinions about his own life and doesn’t mention Jennifer at all. He is probably admitting HIS OWN faults that contributed to the end of the relationship. I agree that a lot of Jen’s exes after Brad have said way worse so why keep on making Brad look like the bad guy? I would have much more fun reading the riot act to slimy John Mayer.

  67. The Original G says:

    Because this is a long rainy Friday afternoon, let me question you all THIS:

    If Brad was an aimless, stoned, bored and deeply unhappy person, how is it that Jennifer NEVER noticed?

    • Janet says:

      Maybe because she’s too self-absorbed to notice much of anything.

    • lisa2 says:

      maybe the dig is she was that way too or she didn’t care. I don’t get why she wouldn’t have wanted more for herself. But hey everyone is different in what they need or expect of the other person in their lives.

      Brad didn’t work for a number of years. He started back with Troy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Again I think his choices in the last 8 years have been more focused. His Production Company is doing a lot diverse things. From movies to Television. So considering that her company is not doing as much shows to me that he is very motivated to do and get better.

      • The Original G says:

        Jen would frequently make those digs about Brad’s taste in design and funiture. Obviously, it meant a lot to him and she dissed it publicly.

        Soon after he hooked up with Angie, I remember her taking him to see Falling water for his birthday. So different that she celebrated his interests.

        I was reminded of this a couple of weeks ago when Jen and Justin were in NYC but stayed at a hotel, not at his apartment. I find that strange. Like it’s not good enough for her? You can see his apartment in an online article. He has very downtown taste. But why can’t she compromise and share that with him?

      • pwal says:

        To hop onto The Original G’s post, there was also that interview when a reporter ask about Brad saying that he wanted a large family (I forget whether he specifically said six or not), Aniston said that he will be lucky if he wound up with two, or something to that effect. Well… he showed her!

        Personally, I doubt that Angelina’s bodaciousness was the reason why Brad went after her. Maybe, after several years of not being listened to/being taken seriously, he finally met someone who listened to him. Crazy, huh? Despite many attempts to portray men as horny, brainless bast@rds, most of them just want to be listened to and respected. Another poster alluded to this earlier… about how the popular, gorgeous dudes will turn away from the cheerleader/most popular girl if he can get what he really wants and needs from someone else, especially if the someone else is consistent about it.

  68. Thiajoka says:

    Sigh. I wish they’d all just go off on vacay together, do a little orgy, smoke some pot, and then sit down and do an interview together after the vacay. Then maybe everyone involved–they, the media, the fans–can just move the fuck on.

  69. Maggie says:

    I call BS on this article. Rags just cant let it go. A very good friend of mine was working with David Arquette at the time MAMS was being filmed. Brad denied screwing Angie when Jennifer questioned him and she found out later he was lying. That’s what she was pissed about. She was ready to kick his stoner ass to the curb anyway. The wife is always the last to find out or believe. I experienced that myself. All the signs were there but I just didnt want to see them. It’s humiliating! I cant imagine what it must have been like having it splashed all over the place.

    • Paloma says:

      How did she find out the truth? Did Brad come clean? Remember how upset Jennifer became when Angie said she and Brad fell in love during the making of MAMS?

    • Sandy says:

      ok.chelsea handler. If this was true why are talking about it now nine years later. I can say I am the Pope or Barack Obama but I’m not.If your friend knew this believe me it would have been sold to the media for millions. Does your friend have thosuands or even millions of bucks?

      • Maggie says:

        Sandy where have you been? It’s been written about numerous times. Believe what you want. I dont care. And the CH connection is ridiculous.

      • Tammy says:

        There were rumors flying around the set of MAMS about Brad & Angie hooking up. Most of you forget or chose to ignore the stories that were popping up in the tabloids during that time. Granted, very little printed in the tabloids (and of these gossips site) is ever 100% accurate, maybe bits are here and there, but they often fill in the rest. That being said, I do believe that something started during filming of the movie and he fell in love with Angie. Sometimes the heart wants what it wants and that’s it. I don’t fault them for falling in love and I don’t fault for Aniston getting upset. Her marriage ended and that is hard on ANYONE. When you give interviews and you refer back to a time period when you were married to someone else and talk about how driftless you were, how much drugs you did and how unhappy you were it does imply you were unhappy with the person you were married to, too. Its called an inference and you cannot tell me that Brad Pitt does not know by now that the media will take something he says and run with it. If he doesn;t, then he is stupid. And even though something really bothers me about Angelina, I will say this about her: she knows the game and plays it perfectly. She is extremely smart and knows how to phrase her words accordingly. She knows how to control what is said about her today and she did one hell of a job keeping her live private. She was burned one too many times and learned what to say. Now, hopefully Brad and Jennifer will learn to do the same.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Why didn’t she or Courtney Cox say that in the Vanity Fair article?

      I’m just sayin’. Imagine the mileage she could’ve gotten if she had just flat out said that he was sleeping with Angelina on the set.

      She could’ve also said it in the Vogue interview, when she called Angelina uncool for saying that she loved going to work with Brad in 2008.

      Why wouldn’t a woman, who acts as though she was cheated on, not say it in explicit terms, when she was giving interviews about their divorce? It seems sensible to me, that if I’m going to talk about my cheating husband, then I’m going to say he’s a cheating stoner dbag.

    • Emily C. says:

      He was having an emotional affair anyway, but it happened a long time ago. That anyone is still clinging to a Hollywood love triangle that was over many years ago is ridiculous. And I’m not claiming any of the principles are clinging to it, but wow a lot of strangers are.

    • Sal says:

      You know the Anistonstans are getting desperate when they invent a ‘friend’ and an outrageous lie. Even David Arquette said nothing happened, so next time you invent something do your homework first. Why its so important to you to believe Brad cheated even though its now been proven he didn’t, is a mystery, but a very sad one. Focus on Aniston and her and Theroux cheating on the set of Wanderlust.

      • teri says:

        I always thought the same thing. All Jens friends said there was no cheating, even Jen herself said this. Jen has made a good living off playing the victim and this poor little infant child who can’t defend herself. Justin needs to stfu about Brad since he cheated on Heidi.

    • gennline says:

      When anyone starts with ‘a friend of mine worked on the MAMS set’ you know it is a big lie. Your friend would have made millions and be set up for life with their evidence. So how they didn’t come out with this evidence at the time.
      If there was any affair Huvane would have destroyed both BP&AJ in Hollywood.
      Why is it after the divorce that JA was saying how she would always love BP,was proud of the things he had accomplished(while with AJ)and let it be known that she kept his old answermachine messages.BP said that there was no where else for them to go,they reached a dead end.He previously said when they stop growing the realtionship would be over and so it proved.JA was not honest about how here marriage ended and has used her PR to attack and malign an innocent woman and her children.
      Why when BP says he was a messs at that time don’t they say good riddance,instead of poor JA why is he being horrible about her.It is because they want to continue her victimhood status even though it has proved to be the wrong course of action to take.She needs a new publicist.

  70. Nikita says:

    Well, before justin opens his mouth to brad, he should apologize to Heidi Bivens because he was cheating on her with the very rich jennifer aniston. Justin and Jennifer are very UNCOOL…

    I understand his interview as a reflect of HIS own life, which sadly includes this friends-actress. But she was not the only person in his life when he talks about 10 or 15 years. AnistonTeam is only upset because he destroys the fairytale marriage pr illusion which AnistonTeam tried to build and to make Aniston look like a innocent victim. They simply didnt match, period.

  71. Leah says:

    I’m glad Brad said what he said. Now even if the media says he is leaving Angelina for Jennifer, only fools are going to believe it.

  72. OhMyGawh says:

    I don’t believe any of this. Justin T. is low key. I think he knows the media is the one making a big deal about Brad Pitt’s comments.

  73. Emily C. says:

    The only interesting thing Brad ever did in his life was to leave his wife for a very interesting woman. Other than that, he’s made some good movies, so he should shut up about his incredibly boring life and talk about his career instead.

  74. anneesezz says:

    Why is AJ not a homewrecker, but JA is a homewrecker for “stealing” JT from that other woman? They weren’t even married. You can’t have it both ways. Wasn’t it all “You can’t break what was already broken, blah blah blah…” and yes, this comment is dripping with sarcasm.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Sigh….the reason I personally don’t think that Brad and Angelina cheated was because of Jennifer’s words. In her Vanity Fair article (that you can look up) she/Courtney Cox stated that there was no cheating. That her marriage had been over in 2004, and that Brad had been honest in that he didn’t want to be married to her anymore and that he wanted to pursue Angelina as a free man i.e. they weren’t seen together personally until after his divorce. Jennifer has never retracted that statement. Why not?

      With Heidi, she herself stated that she wasn’t going to say anything about the breakup until they spoke. This was after she moved out, two weeks after their Uncle Pervert pictures were taken, after the rumors of them being together were denied by both parties, and by her mom. Why wouldn’t Heidi, when asked, just say “there was no cheating, Justin and I had our problems, and I wish him the best with Ms. Aniston”. Simple. Easy, especially seeing as how she’s the classier one in this situation.

      That’s another reason why I don’t think Jennifer was cheated on. She’s made a career off of being this poor, hurt person who was crushed by Brad’s rejection, yet she goes and does the same thing to another woman. Doesn’t make sense to me.

      I apologize if I seem overly aggressive, but I’ve got to let out my frustration on this thread. My idiot group members put me in this state and I am beyond po’d.

    • Sal says:

      Sigh, because there was no affair with Brad and Angelina that was proven, so AJ can’t be a homewrecker because there was no affair. Heidi and Justin had a HOME (hence ‘home’ wrecker, not marriage wrecker) together and a life together for 14 years, that is far more serious than a barely marriage of 4 years. A piece of paper doesn’t erase the facts that Justin and Heidi had a home and life together for 14 entire years and the longevity of that is more important that a 4 year Hollywood business merger, so what was done to Heidi was way, way, way worse. Aniston is a homewrecker and a cheater.

      • Gigi says:

        Sigh…? What’s that mean? How is a marriage less important than shackin up? You loonies are really reaching now. If the relationship was so strong wouldn’t they have tied the knot at some point?

      • Sal says:

        Wow, you Jenstans are desperate to invalidate Justin’s previous relationship. To the extent that you call a fourteen year life partnership ‘shacking up’. This is not the 1940s, how sad that you need to attempt to invalidate a fourteen year relationship to justify what Aniston did. This is 2013. A piece of paper for a meager 4 business merger marriage is not more important than a partnership of fourteen years, and its sad you think that in this day and age an absence of a piece of paper invalidates a relationship and call it shacking up, just to attempt to demean it. Thats really loonie. How sad.

      • Loira says:

        It is so funny how some try to use the Laura Dern/ BBT breakup to talk smack of AJ and then conveniently forget they were not married and had separated when they see what Aniston did with Theroux and Heidi Bivens.
        They start justifying her, how they had broken up, they were separated, they were on/off. And still they had been photographed as a couple just before she was politely asked to move out.
        I just have to paste this pic of him, I am sorry. I hope it goes thru. Totally Addams family. What happened to this quirky guy?

  75. Nymeria says:

    He’s the one who cheated, so Jen gets to bitch about him as much as she wants to. Why all the hostility towards the party who got cheated on? And yes, as he’s the cheater, he’s incredibly douchey for referencing that marriage at all in public. I agree that he’s uncool, and his current woman seems way more interesting than he does. What does Angelina see in him? Hell, maybe he’s super hung. Who knows.

    • pwal says:


      The so-called wronged person doesn’t have the right to b!tch about heing cheated on forever, especially when she seems capable of moving on to a new relationship as fast as the one who supposedly cheated on her.

      Speaking from experience, it always make the woman look pathetic if she continues to praddle on about being wronged. My mother did that for many years; she finally shut up about it only after my father died. Yes, it’s good to not speak ill of the dead, but there was sixteen years of badmouthing him, blaming him for Christmases that wasn’t as bountiful as Christmases past (due to him being an GM auto worker, not because of the chick he screwed around with), not allowing us to visit him because she didn’t want us around his new girlfriend (mind you, this was not the woman he messed around with), and other kinds of machinations designed to manipulate the hearts and minds of the children they shared.

      Getting cheated on sucks, no fcuking doubt, but it’s not an excuse to on a multiple-year/multiple-decade tear about it. Don’t aid and abide narcissism, people.

    • Sal says:

      Er, no, Brad did NOT cheat on her, even she admitted that. Aniston is NO ‘wronged’ person, she is no victim, she is the instigator. The real wronged person is Angelina and her children whom Aniston has victimized and smeared for 8 years for no reason other than she realizes that perpetuating the tabloid lie and vendetta against a mother and children is lucrative for her. Brad and his family are the wronged ones, Aniston doesn’t get to claim victimhood, not when she destroyed Brad’s life, attempted to destroy his family, and now homewrecked and destroyed Heidi’s life. Aniston is a cheating homewrecking psychopath.

  76. Amy Tennant says:

    I like Brad.
    I like Jennifer.
    I LOVE Angelina.
    I… have no strong opinion about that other guy.
    I am hoping that this Star story is b.s., though, because I’ve said all along I think the principals in this situation are probably more over it than their fans are. FWIW, I don’t think Brad was referencing Jen in his interview.

  77. A says:

    What did Vince Vaughn say about her?

  78. pwal says:

    And on another note… initially, I thought that Lainey’s latest blind riddle was about JustJen, until she said something about the woman’s ‘current condition’ which implies pregnancy. The only HW couple that I think fits this item is Halle and Olivier, although the only other couple expecting is Jessica Simpson and that Eric dude. JMO.

    • Ducky La Rue says:

      @pwal – I read that and figured it definitely sounded like Jessica Simpson & that Eric dude (don’t know his name). 🙂

      The ‘current condition, not ashamed to be seen with her, and not motivated to do much other than be with her’ all point directly to the two of them (with John Mayer being the former shitty relationship who was ashamed to be seen with her). Oh yes, and the ‘shortcut to skinny.’ Definitely Jessica.

  79. skuddles says:

    Aniston needs to stop making everything about her all the time – Pitt can’t open his mouth without Aniston assuming it’s directed at her. Just because Brad was referencing a period in his life that she happened to be a part of does not mean he’s blaming her for being unhappy or unfulfilled. I think he fully recognizes he was the problem back then – responsible for his own inertia and lack of meaningful involvement in life.

    I see this as just one more way for Aniston (and now her boy) to exploit that ancient situation for all it’s worth. She should do herself a favor and stop whining and bitching and get over it already. And this crap about how Brad’s probably jealous of her new relationship? Dream on. He didn’t seem to give a shit about any of her other many post marriage relationships, I doubt he cares about this one either.

    What I do think is bugging Aniston is all the glowing publicity Angie and Brad have received lately… somebody’s jealous but it’s not Brad.

    • Midnight says:

      Thank you for saying this so eloquently. I 100% concur!

    • Jeep says:

      ITAWY!! What does anyone think Jen has that Brad would be jealous of? He continually refers to his life NOW as contented. In the meanwhile Aniston can’t get any decent film work and her skeezy boyfriend has been unemployed for nearly two YEARS.

      • Sal says:

        +1 Skuddles and Jeep.

      • Emily C. says:

        A screenwriter not selling a script for two years is just not a big deal, especially when he’s already loaded from selling other very successful, high-profile scripts.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’ve still not forgiven Theroux for absolutely ruining Iron Man 2. Before I even got into gossip, knew anything about Theroux, I absolutely hated whoever screwed up that movie. He’s not a very good writer, at least from Iron Man. However, I do think he was really hot in Charlie’s Angels. But, hearing his real voice on the red carpet, ugh. Ruins it. His voice sounds so annoying. At least he doesn’t look like a metrosexual orange ken doll anymore.

      • Janet says:

        @Emily C: So now he’s content to just lay back and sponge off his sugar mama? What a pathetic excuse for a man.

  80. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    Why can’t people just let this go. I strongly believe everyone (except maybe Brad since he can’t shut up about 10 years ago) is over it. It’s the people that aren’t. The Jen stans pick everything Brad says apart and the Brangeloonies think whenever a “source” claims Jen is hurt or sad that it’s actually true. Jen hasn’t said a word yet somehow people on this site think she still hasn’t moved on and is pathetic. I know people here don’t like her but come on.
    Poor, poor horse.

  81. just sayin' says:

    brad and angelina suck in the box office. to constantly talk about jen is the only way he can continue to stay relevant. adding some drama just before the release of his movie in hopes of getting some attention.

    if it wasn’t for angelina’s breast removal, no would care about either one right now. unfortunately, other celebs having the same surgery didn’t get this much hype.

    I’ve got implants, am i a hero too?

    • Sal says:

      Neither Brad nor Angelina have once said Aniston’s name. They are famous because they are talented good people. Without Aniston continually talking about Brad and her divorce she'[d be a nobody just like Perry and Kudrow.

    • Janet says:

      Suck in the box office?

      Total box office for Brad Pitt: $5,870,400,000
      Total box office for Angelina Jolie: $4,681,300,000
      Total box office for Jennifer Aniston: $2,287,730,000

      Not even close.

      (source: the-numbers.com)

      • Nudgie says:

        Yeah, but wait until ‘Horrible Bosses II!!!’

        And the ‘Friends’ 50th Anniversary show!

    • lisa2 says:

      You are almost as sad as you make Aniston. If you actually think Brad and Angie are relevant because of Jennifer Aniston you need to get your head out of the sand.. and please don’t talk about BO.. you will only embarrass Jennifer.

      and nobody would care.. LOL. honey wake up. But keep believing what you want..

      janet thanks for posting the BO info.. thing is Brad’s BO is all films without his having done any Superhero films. Only one franchise. But yeah they mean nothing without Jennifer.

      her stans need to stop the silliness.

    • Sandy says:

      I’ve got implants, am i a hero too?

      Do you think it is funny to joke about her having a mascetomy. How low can you go? You say their films bomb at the box office but praise jen aniston. Have you been to box office mojo. Her films bomb not theirs. I do believe they will always be more relevant then Jennifer Aniston. They can sell a movie by their name she can only sell films by having a popular co star. World War Z will sell much more than We’re the Millers.

      • Sal says:

        The level of hatred and blackheartedness and lack of soul her fans posess really are a reflection of Aniston herself. Jen Loons are such dispicable people and they prove my point about the maggot Aniston is every single time they write a hateful post about Angelina. Like attracts like afterall. They are a perfect reflection of Aniston. Aniston is cold-hearted scum so of course her fans will be the same. I really don’t believe Jenloons have any morals at all.
        Um, you really need to do your research. Dern and Dern’s publicist both admitted she lied, that she wasn’t still with BBT when he and Jolie got together. So as it turns out, Jolie had nothing to do with that either and Dern and BBT had been over months before and were no longer living together or a couple. Sorry, but no dice there.

  82. Alihar999 says:

    Ok…anyone who believes that crap Angelina spouts about not being someone who would cheat needs to go back to her story with Billy Bob who had been living with Laura Dern for years when Angie up and married him on a weekend While he was still living with Laura. Granted they weren’t married but living with someone is close enough. Guess she uses the Married word so that doesn’t count on a technicality. Pleeeeze

    • Sal says:

      Um, you really need to do your research. Dern and Dern’s publicist both admitted she lied, that she wasn’t still with BBT when he and Jolie got together. So as it turns out, Jolie had nothing to do with that either and Dern and BBT had been over months before and were no longer living together or a couple. Sorry, but no dice there.

    • Janet says:

      See response below to Brickyard Ute. That canard about Laura Dern being engaged to BBT is bullshit. She wanted him to marry her and he flat-out refused. BTW, Laura Dern hooked up with BBT while he was still with his ex-wife.

      • Alihar says:

        Simply saying that Angie cheated with someone who was in a relationship. Not talking about Laura derns history.

      • Sal says:

        Simply saying that Angelina did not cheat with anyone who was actually in a relationship and that Dern even eventually admitted she and BBT were over and that Angelina did nothing to her.

    • Loira says:

      Some fans of Aniston should read this, because they say that even if Theroux had been with his Girlfriend of 14 yrs, he had the right of cheating with Aniston before he even broke up with her or even wait for her to stop living at the apartment they shared (they were pictured together as a couple at some event and the. She was seen moving out).
      They even blame HER for being with him, his fiance. As she was at fault because HE would not marry her soon enough, she should have foreseen taht he was not marrying her.
      I think that in a way it happened worse than the Pitt aniston marriage. She was in disadvantage, she got homeless, while Aniston got MILLIONS from the separation.

  83. Sandy says:

    I meant mastectomy

  84. Brickyard Ute says:

    Too all the people saying no way AJ would cheat with someone else’s man- give me a break. She started up with BBT while he was with Laura Dern and multiple people who worked the Mr. And Mrs Smith say they were having an affair. I get no one knows for sure but them, but in my opinion it doesn’t look good.
    What bugs me is he gives an interview about how unhappy he was 10 years ago (knowing how people would read into this based on past interviews) to promote his movie. Just tell us about how happy you are with your family now- no need to go into the other stuff. This happens each time he has a big movie and I am sick of it as much as everyone else.
    For the record- I not a huge JA fan, and I want to like the Jolie-Pitts but sometimes I feel like they are so calculated. That being said I do appluad AJ for publicizing her mastectomy choice and hope the best for her health so she can be around for her children.

    • Janet says:

      Laura Dern? You mean the Laura Dern who screwed her current husband and got pregnant by him while he was still married to his pregnant wife? THAT Laura Dern?

      • teri says:

        Laura Dern is a joke and yes he was married when Dern decided to screw around with him.

    • Alihar says:

      Agree. Brad could easily just talk about how happy he is now and leave the past in the past. Not sure why he keeps referring to the past and how awful it was. Let it go brad.

      • Janet says:

        He’ll let it go when they stop asking him.

      • TC says:

        The Esquire interview was an excellent read. I thought Brad did a great job in speaking about his evolution. I clearly did not see it as an affront to Aniston at all. I believe the reason he is asked about his past so much is that his life has drastically shifted. I mean, EVERYTHING shifted for Brad. His work projects became more interesting and compelling character pieces, he created the Make it Right Foundation to help the people of the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans (by the way, this foundation’s work is now spreading to other cities which is totally awesome), he’s designing furniture, producing wine, producing award-winning film projects through his Plan B Productions company. He’s done a complete turnaround and I think that Angie’s love and support of him as well as his interests has been a big part in the “Brad Pitt evolution.” I’m happy for them both. They clearly bring out the best in each other and that’s what you hope to have in a relationship.

      • Emily C. says:

        @Janet — he’s BRAD PITT. Brad Pitt can say he’s not answering questions about the distant past. An interview is not a trial, and Pitt’s power in Hollywood is such that he can control what questions he’ll answer to a very fine level.

        Also, he could say, “that was ten years ago. Let’s talk about a charity project I’m doing instead.” Instead he has to go into great depth about how unhappy and unfulfilled and blah blah blah. Forget Jennifer Aniston; ten years ago, Brad Pitt was a wealthy and successful movie star. Hearing how saaaaad his life was as a wealthy and successful movie star is annoying. Basically, he needs to get over the “I’d never been to me” junk.

      • A Comment says:

        It appears that Brad’s life has dramatically changed in the last decade and he’s happy to talk about that transition. Nothing wrong with that. I completely understand why someone with such a dramatic turnaround would be asked this question. Plus it’s a great interview question, as it requires a conversation. It’s not a yes or no answer. It involves some introspection, and provides the reader with an understanding of his process in working through those obstacles in life some of us can get caught up in. Nothing boring or annoying at all in hearing his story. Quite the opposite in fact.

    • Sal says:

      BrickyardUte/Alihar, sorry, but Dern and her publicist at long last admitted that Dern lied, that her and BBT were over long before he and Angelina got together. There was no cheating or homewrecking, just Dern being fatal attraction psycho and lying about her status with BBT. And the fact is that there were no rumors on the set of M&MS, and in fact, cast and crew went on record that they saw and heard nothing and in fact children were all over the set so how could they have had time/space/peace? Not one person from the set of M&MS have ever said there was something going on. That, speaks volumes.

  85. Original Me says:

    Who cares? This is just press babble. People are reading way too much into everything Brad Pitt says. He seems like a dullard anyway, and his acting is so bad it’s funny. The crying scene from Legends of the Fall still cracks me up. I swear I still reference at times then fake cry to make my husband laugh.

  86. bridget says:

    They got divorced. The marriage didn’ t work. Its okay for him to acknowledge that things weren’t perfect. All this crap does is make Aniston look more pathetic.

  87. teri says:

    Poor Squiggy wants attention 🙂

  88. Jayna says:

    The first time was a diss to Jen and also himself, but was tacky.

    This time I don’t see it that way at all. He was talking about how he was just dulling his life with drugs and was basically lazy and how it stopped working for him. I don’t believe for a second this story that Justin reached out to Brad. Jen is too proud to acknowledge she is even aware of Brad these days. To reach out would make it look like Brad affects her in any way.

  89. Joanna says:

    gee, i wonder why the unholy trinity never ends? hmmm i’m comment number 255. no wonder it never ends. with all the crazy comments no wonder tabloids keep making up shit. i’m convinced that none of the 3 give a s*it anymore, but the tabloids know all the loonies will come out if it involves jen, brad or angie. how long are people going to believe all this stuff?

    • Josephina says:

      Yeah, sure…tell that to Chelsea Handler, Aniston’s BFF who said that Brad should go back to Aniston.

      Maybe you wanna the BFF to also lay off the mean girl and racist antics towards Angie, a woman whom she has never met…

      Tabloids feed off direct quotes and gossip about the targets.

  90. Nudgie says:

    Who even cares?

    When Aniston works with children and the United Nations and when Theroux builds ONE house to help the homeless, come back to the table.

    Until then, you’ll always be a B- (thanks to your girlfriend) couple.

    How about that Bieber???

    • ShakenNotStirred says:

      Aniston does work with children. She’s been active with St. Jude’s Childrens charities for years. Plus she also does work with OmniPeace. Thing is, she doesn’t always make her donations and charitable activities public. Honestly, I give a side eye to those who make a point of letting the public in on every donation they make. It’s as if they want to be applauded and revered.

      • Janet says:

        Working with children involves much more than throwing a check at a charity every once in a while.

      • lisa2 says:

        Then you need to take you grip to the organizations involved. They are the ones that release that information. I give a side eye to people that use that as a way to bitch about someone giving. but it seems that particular grip is always for Brad/Angie and never for other. That part is very telling.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I’ve never heard anything about St.Jude’s come out of her mouth. Wouldn’t it be a great way to get money if she did promotional commercials for the hospital, hosted a few charity dinners/parties in Cabo or her house or something? That way she could drink and raise money for something she cares about. I would much rather hear about the little kids who are getting the help they need by a worthy organization, than listen to Jennifer talk about how the biggest risk she’s ever taken in acting was no mascara. Why doesn’t she use her production company to make commercials/short films to benefit them? Or produce a documentary about kids who have to fight cancer, and donate the proceeds to St. Judes? I could go on….

  91. Bex says:

    I keep thinking if I had to censor myself from talking about things in my life that made me what I am today because I was afraid it would be construed as “talking about my ex” I would be so irritated.

    He didn’t say anything about his ex so these kind of statements drive me crazy. The hipster who cried “uncool!”

  92. iLuvSpringTime says:

    Angie may have said, “…she would never go after a married man due to her father cheating on her mother”, however she broke up another marriage when she went after Billy Bob. So I guess she was lying when/if she said that. If I remember correctly, there was another married man she was tied to, but that I can’t confirm at the moment. As for Justin to even bring this up, makes me believe Jen ‘knew’ it was about her, once again. Brad is a dud.

    • Janet says:

      What marriage? He wasn’t married to Laura Dern and he had no intention of marrying her. And he was already divorced from his previous wife.

    • pwal says:

      Awww… poor Laura Dern. After putting in all that hard work extracating BBT from his marriage to Pietra, BBT turned around and married Angelina WITH A QUICKNESS. You would think that all of that history would’ve made a difference, but it didn’t.

    • Loira says:

      Yeah, poor Laura Dern who also got pregnant at the same time Ben Harper’ then wife was pregnant too.

  93. KellyinSeattle says:

    Yeah, right, tough guy Justin is telling Brad what to do. And Brad is trembling. I went through a period where I thought Brad was yucky…not so hot…but, lately, he’s got me going again.

  94. KellyinSeattle says:

    Yeah, right, tough guy Justin is telling Brad what to do. And Brad is trembling. I went through a period where I thought Brad was yucky…not so hot…but, lately, he’s got me going again.

  95. Jenn says:

    Angelina doesn’t talk smack about HillBilly Bob. Hmmm.
    Brad is boring. Jennifer as well. They’d have nothing to talk about, and nobody would be talking about them if not for the drama, imagined or real, of their previous marriage. Justin looks like a twit.

  96. Rae says:

    I love reading these posts- Simply for the back and forth between Camp JP and Camp Aniston.

    If it makes an iota of difference (I doubt it), I like all of them. I do think the initial hook up between Brad and Angelina overlapped his ending of his marriage with Aniston but I do not think there was much of a marriage left anyway at that point (not condoning it, I assure you). It is pretty evident with what they both have said (or sources have said on their behalves).

    Brad seems blissfully happy now; I hope Jennifer can say the same. I would be hurt if my ex publically lamented on about how much better life is after moving on from me to another woman. I think anyone human would struggle not to be.

  97. dahlianoir says:

    Pubic hair is uncool. That is all.

  98. Grant says:

    I do think it’s kind of strange that Brad continues to be the person who brings up Jennifer Aniston in interviews. I never hear a peep about Brad from Jennifer’s camp.

    • A Comment says:

      Actually Grant, it’s the reverse. Brad NEVER mentions Aniston in interviews. NEVER. It talks about himself and how his life has changed from someone who was uninspired and drifting to someone who has now found his rhythm in life. Aniston on the other hand talks to Vanity Fair, Oprah, Vogue, GQ, Bazaar, Elle and other media outlets specifically by name, about Brad, their former marriage and even Angie whom she doesn’t even know. She’s even mentioned their kids in a print interview a few years back, which I found inappropriate. What I find interesting is that when Brad talks ABOUT HIMSELF, her camp is outraged. When Aniston talks specifically by name about Brad, their former marriage, his kids with Angie or even Angie herself, there are no rebuttals from Brad or Angie. No outrage. No whining. Nothing. Seems to me someone has clearly moved on while someone else hasn’t. I’ll let you do the math on that one.

    • gennline says:

      You must have been living underground!

      • lisa2 says:

        Funniest comment to date..

        but I guess there are none so blind as those that does not read her interviews over the past years.. lol

    • Rebecca says:

      If he is so in love with Jolie and into his present life, why the need to keep referring to the past? And putting it down?

      He is jealous, jealous of Jennifer and it comes out in his words. He cannot hide it. Anjolina has to be aware of it!

  99. Maggie says:

    Wow! Crazy thread. Comments are more entertaining than any of the people involved in the triangle.

  100. gennline says:

    @Emily C.
    Why should Brad Pitt not be able to talk about his life 10yrs ago if he wants to.
    Is America no longer a free country.
    Why shouldn’t he expose the lie that he was living in a fairy tale.Why shouldn’t he make it plain that he wasn’t in a happy place but is now.
    Why shouldn’t he expose the lie of all those tabloids that kept reporting he wanted to get back to his former life.
    When his ex’s best friend is going on radio and television racially abusing his children and implying that he wants to leave AJ but she would take his children from him(one of the most sickening things Chelsea Handler has done).
    Why should Brad Pitt not expose all the lies that have been told about his former marriage.
    He wasn’t going to speak about AJ in that interview, as she was still having surgical procedures and it wouldn’t have been right to do so.
    But he can certainly say how he felt about his life 10yrs ago,never mind who it upsets.Have you ever thought that this is the response to all the attacks there has been on his family,and some of it orchestrated by his ex. Why is it okay to racially abuse children,go on radio&TV call a woman you have never met filthy names,but a man says I was wasting my life 10yrs ago and all hell breaks loose.
    If JA and her fans can’t take the heat then get out kitchen.
    Sorry about the essay but I cannot stand the double standards of some people.

    • iLuvSpringTime says:

      Of course Brad CAN speak about his past relationships, but a classy guy would not. Especially over and over again.

      • lisa2 says:

        Have you said the same thing about Jennifer over the past 8 years. Has she been “classy”

        Have you thought that when this interview occurred Angie was undergoing her surgery. It is was a tough time. Even though it was preventative they could have found cancer in her breast when they did the operation. He was reflective. He is going to be 50 years old this year. As he said it is the half way point. He is looking at his life journey. People do that. And Jennifer was a part of that journey. So why should he skip a part of his life and not talk about it. It is what her fans have been screaming for year. That she has the right to talk about Brad. But I guess that only applies to her. He didn’t say her name in this interview nor the Parade interview. You should ask yourself why all the passive aggressive things Aniston has said over the years doesn’t bother you all as much.

        I guess because Brad is the one that left and he seems happy. He can talk all he wants.

      • TC says:

        Brad wasn’t speaking about his past relationship in the Esquire interview and has never mentioned his ex since the split. He was speaking about his own personal evolution over the past decade. Where he was then compared to where he is now. There’s nothing wrong with that. Why shouldn’t he be able to talk about his own personal and professional transformation?

  101. Nina says:

    The only thing that boggles my mind in that whole affair is the adoration of Jolie. Regardless of who cheated and who did not, she is a fake attention-seeker and a horrible actress. She would have never made it to where she has if not for her actor parents and the scandals she was involved in. Moreover, I never heard her say or write anything original or intelligent and her plastic surgeries are veering into the Jocelyn Wildenstein territory. Her only movie which was bearable was Lara Croft, because she did not actually have to act and did not open her mouth.

    • Janet says:

      Horrible actresses don’t get nominated for Oscars, let alone win. Nice try anyway. Next time bring something more substantial, if you have anything.

      • A Comment says:

        While talent can be subjective, box office is not. And she clearly delivers at the box office on a international level with her film work. Which is why she’s considered the top of her game and can command a $20M asking price for her roles. As Jennifer Lawrence so astutely put it: Her agent’s picking through Angie’s garbage for scripts. But more importantly Angie is diverse in her interests as is Brad. She’s an Oscar winner who’s written several moving Op-Ed pieces for the NY Times and wrote a remarkable screenplay for a film she also directed. The film was well received by critics and she was honored with a Producers Guild Award for the work. This film was also the impetus for the groundbreaking new law on war zone rape in which she spoke so eloquently about at the G8 Summit in London earlier this year and that the G8 leaders will now work to implement. And soon she’ll be starting her next directorial project. It takes a lot of talent, determination and drive to get to Angie’s level. But it also takes brains, confidence and poise, which she has in spades.

        This comment was meant as a reply to Nina.

      • GOBIG says:

        She’s still a wooden, craptastic actress…see The Tourist or just about everything else she’s been in.

      • A Comment says:

        To GOBIG – Seeing as the Tourist made nearly $300M as well as Salt for a combined box office of nearly $600M, there are many that would disagree with you. Including Hollywood studios and directors and her acting colleagues who all have expressed their desire to work with her.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        Didn’t Hathaway win an Oscar?

      • Janet says:

        @Mitch: Hathaway may be irritating as hell but she’s by no means a bad actress. She got great reviews for her performance in Les Mis.

      • Nina says:

        Revenues are hardly always indicative of talent or quality. They are often indicative of successful marketing and preferences of the masses.

  102. Mario says:

    You know what’s rude, and uncool. Cheating on your long term girlfriend with Jennifer Aniston! and becoming involved with a man who is practically engaged to someone else! Neither Jen nor her scumbag boyfriend have any right to complain about other people’s morality when they clearly don’t have any.

    • GOBIG says:

      Hey Mario, do the world a favor and pull your head outta Jolie’s emaciated ass.

    • TC says:

      It’s called the Aniston double-standard. When her camp expresses outrage for not “following the rules” (such as Brad and Angie getting together) and then unfairly applies that “rule” in a different way to support her case. Example: Heidi Bivens.

  103. Nikita says:

    This Is FRESH AIR. And if you’re just joining us, my guest is Ty Burr. He’s a film critic for the Boston Globe and author of the new book “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame.”

    So something that confuses me about celebrity. You know, when I go to the supermarket and I’m seeing the tabloids at the checkout line, like Jennifer Aniston is still on the cover so much of the time. And like I have to say, I can’t – I can’t comprehend why. It’s not like – how many years has it been since “Friends”? And how often is she in a hit movie? What is that fame, what is that interest still based on?

    BURR: Don’t you understand? That’s her movie now. That’s where her narrative is. You know, it almost helps to think of each star as a narrative, as an idea, and their movies are and their other entertainment is where they act that idea of who they are out. And we, you know, Jennifer Aniston built up a persona – consciously or not – on “Friends” and then after “Friends” in the gossip sphere with all of her various melodramas. And again, this has nothing to do with who Jennifer Aniston may actually be, but I’m talking about her public persona. And as she’s made fewer and fewer movies, that narrative just hops over to the gossip sphere and the tabloid magazines and that’s where the people who are fans of her – or fans of that narrative – that’s where they follow that narrative, that’s where that show is. That’s where the Jennifer Aniston show is now. It’s not on TV. It’s not on the movie screen. It’s over in this other form of entertainment that, again, probably doesn’t have a lot to do with actual day to day reality.

    • KIMMY says:

      It’s unfortunate that Aniston is known for her divorce instead of her career, but that’s the path she consciously chose to take. She could’ve done a “Sandra Bullock,” not saying a word, wishing her ex the best, and moving on to focus on her own life and career. But Aniston chose to milk her divorce, coattail Brad, get her friends to trash him in the press (Handler) and keep herself associated with him (and indirectly to Angie) by name checking him in interviews. She is the architect of her own misery. She helped to construct this narrative. The messed up thing about this whole situation is that it’s been nearly a decade since her divorce and there’s a generation that only knows her through the “lonely Jen” tabloid narrative she herself helped to create.

    • pwal says:

      Oh goody… you transcribed it. It was quite a surprise that they would broach the subject of Jennifer Aniston, especially when they were examining the history of the HW star system and how it has radically changed due to the advent of other media platforms.

  104. Elle says:

    I think Jen might be attached to men with problems. A decade ago brad had problems, John Mayer is a douche, and Justin seems to be in middle age crisis.

  105. teri says:

    Iggy Pop and Squiggy need to get over themselves. Brad can talk about his life and anything else he wants. It’s the hens putting it all under a microscope. They were druggies when they were married, day after day doing nothing but sun bathing and doing drugs. Iggy wasn’t his only x by the way.

  106. Bea says:

    Do these people know any other word except “uncool” or is that the word they are taught to repeat by their publicists and they parrot it like the sheep that they are?

    We all know that Rin Tin Jen can barely bark three words together without the “um” involved if it’s not in a script but I thought someone “highbrow” as the unemployed pube-boy supposedly is would come up with a better word.

    Maybe that’s why he hasn’t had any work except holding his mommy’s handbag for the last few years.

    I wonder where this Justin went? Oh yeah. LOL.

    “If I was roped into a seven-year TV contract I`d probably hang myself. It`s a TV show – selling cars, cereal, soda pop. TV is like that. The shows are incidental to the commercials. I always laugh when TV shows pat themselves on the back for being cutting-edge. I mean, an interracial kiss on “Ally McBeal” (1997) is cutting-edge? I`ve never been shocked by anything on television, except the news.”

  107. Meanchick says:

    The man who allowed a shot of his pubes to go public has the nerve to call someone else uncool?

  108. ann h says:

    And people say that Brad morphs into the women that he’s with.
    Jen says uncool, now Justin’s saying it. He’ll be using the r word pretty soon.
    Bea, I really liked your post.
    Justin has turned into the tinsel person he used to scoff at.

  109. iLuvSpringTime says:

    It’s funny…. people assume if someone posts something negatively against Jolie that they are automatically Annistan fans. Some of us do not like Jolie, period.

  110. iLuvSpringTime says:

    I just don’t get the adoration of Jolie fans. I can understand people who may enjoy her acting, but to put her on a pedastal, I just don’t get it. She is a horrible example to her children. Many times Brad has mentioned how much his kids want/beg their parents to marry, and what kid wouldn’t? How insecure they all must feel knowing that their parents are not married. They are young and can’t fully understand the concept of not having what other children/peers have… parents who make it legal. And how they must feel that they are not worth and being considered by choosing to not making it legal. They must have that feeling of insecurity by their parents choosing to not marry. And how sad that they have a mother who puts others above them during their very important informative years. Yes, it’s nice she is trying to solve all the problems in other parts of the world, but why can’t she start in her own home? Once they are grown she can focus on others. I don’t get it.

    • Ducky La Rue says:

      @iLuvSpringTime – Just in case that was an honest question…

      I like AJ. I wouldn’t call it adoration, but I do like her. When she first showed up on the scene, I dismissed her as yet another Hollywood wild child living way too fast. But when she went to Cambodia to film Tomb Raider and seemed honestly touched by the people there and their lives, and when she adopted Maddox, she became a lot more interesting to me. When she started working with the UN charities, and was so genuinely passionate about that work – it made me think twice about not being such a judgey bitch and judging people for only one facet of their character.

      I follow stories about AJ, because I actually like her and I find her interesting. (Never was very interested in Brad, but I’ll say he’s become slightly more interesting by proxy.) 😉

      So, that’s my answer anyway. If you were actually trying to understand.

      As for your concern about the children and their unmarried parents, I assure you, there are plenty of those around; this isn’t the 1960s. They’ll be fine. And the subsequent concern that she continues her charitable causes? Wow, I don’t even know what to say to that.

    • Sal says:

      I just can’t with the insipid nonsense and immature outlook like this. Firstly, Brad has never said his children ‘beg’ them to marry. She is a ‘horrible’ example to her children? How so? Because she doesn’t have a piece of paper? When other couples who do, abuse each other? Angelina is an example to her children of being a caring, giving person, and she is a ‘horrible’ example? Wow. Just. I can’t even with that. I think most people would love if they had someone like Angelina as their mother, even role model for their children. You couldn’t get a more moral, more good example of human decency and kindness. I don’t want to know what you consider a ‘good’ role model. Someone legally married but who does nothing for anyone, no doubt. Secondly, I can assure you no children wonders about things like that or feel lesser, especially since most parents these days are not married and most of their peers parents won’t be married either. The JP kids would probably feel different if their parents were married, since this is not the 1940s and marriage is irrelevant and most of their peers parents won’t be married. Lastly, you clearly hate her and are looking for any reason to justify your hate, no matter how immature and small-minded that reason is. Saying that just because Angelina does charity work it means she cares less about her children is an extremely immature and emotionally stunted and petty narrow-minded thing to say. Do you say that about all Diplomat families? What about fathers who leave their families behind to be deployed to places like Afghanistan? What about Paramedics who are on call? Seriously, you are reaching so badly you look petty, spitful and extremely immature. If you’re going to hate her, at least have a mature and logical reason, no petty childish bs.

  111. xxx says:

    Wowzers. There are some MASSIVE JA haters on here! Truthfully, I like all 4 of these actors but I think they’re all probably quite strange people – like most celebrities are. I do find it hilarious when people come on here blasting the Jen supporters and saying they are crazy, then acting exactly the same way, just in support of Brad & Ange. Hypocrisy is rife here! Just to try and even things out in a reasonable way:

    1. No one, and I mean NO ONE know what is going on inside of a relationship, except the two people in it. It doesn’t matter how close you are. So people, no matter how many interviews and gossip pieces you’ve read, no matter how many special little timelines you pieces together, I’m sorry, but you don’t know how it all went down.

    2. Jen had every right to feel hurt and to continue to feel bitter about it regardless of whether Brad & Angie got it on before or just after they split and regardless of the health of her marriage. I’m sorry, but being left for someone else hurts, and it can continue to hurt, even long after you’re “over” that person. If it is even true that she still cares. Again, these are rumours and innuendo.

    3. Sometimes people do fall in love with someone else and it doesn’t mean they’re a bad person, life is messy. That doesn’t mean their partner who is left behind can’t be hurt about it. Human emotions are messy.

    4. Just because initially, Jen & Brad seemed to stay friends, it doesn’t mean that a PR strategy necessarily changed that. Sometimes when you are in the midst of a break-up, you try and act like you’re cool about it, but really you’re in massive denial and then something tips you over the edge into devastated. It happens a lot. I’d say seeing the other person go after someone else hard would be a pretty big tipping point!

    5. I think if my ex kept talking about the period of their life when they were with me (to the whole WORLD) as a shitty period of their life, that I, no matter how evolved and zen I was, would be kinda pissed. It would be annoying, it would be an unnecessary slap in the face. Brad just needs to shut up about it.

    6. Yes, Jen’s PR is probably in need of a revamp, chica needs to work on that. But she is still a great businesswoman and I respect that.

    7. Angelina is an amazing woman. She is one-of-a-kind. Her focus on all of these issues is amazing and I have so much respect for her. However, just because she is amazing in these ways, that doesn’t devalue Jen and make her “less”. Most people aren’t like Angie, that is why she’s exceptional. Women should stop tearing down Jen – who is a savvy businesswoman who has done very well for herself and who is by all accounts a fun, funny, immensely likeable woman – just because they love Angie.

    • Josephina says:

      Round and round we go…

      There is nothing wrong with having a different perspective. However…

      This said woman, Aniston, has a BFF (Chelsea Handler) trashes her ex’s fiance in the media 7-8 years AFTER the divorce. That pretty much wipes out most empathy for Aniston. The pity party has been going on too long.

      Maybe Aniston should spend more time resolving her feelings before walking down the aisle with Justin. The comments that Brad made are about HIS JOURNEY, HIS MISTAKES. That Aniston is even paying attention to anything Brad says IS the problem.

      • xxx says:

        See, you are acting on the assumption that Jen Anniston has any control over what her friends are saying. I have loud-mouthed friends, and they are occasionally embarrassing. Handler is a grown woman and can form her own opinions if she likes. Years ago my best friend and my ex got together the second we broke up. I was devastated and the friendship ended after 8 months of lies but I never said a bad word about her and years later we are very friendly and get along just fine. Her other best friend couldn’t cope with it. She made it her mission to tell the world about it and their friendship ended over it and they are bitter enemies to this day. I never pushed or encouraged any of that. In fact I advised my other friend to just get over it numerous times.

        I’ve not heard JA say a word about this in years. You can be as cynical as you like about her PR strategy and whatnot, but you are still guessing, you don’t KNOW if that is at her instruction or if the media just likes to run with it endlessly.

        Jen seems to have a very wide circle of friends who all love her. She can’t be all that bad. So try swallowing your bile and stop tearing women down just because you like someone else better.

      • Sal says:

        xxx, you are trying way too hard to defend the indefensible and it all comes across as weak excuses. Only Aniston could have put that information and that level of hatred into Handler’s head. If you are close friends with someone, and they viciously slam the partner of your ex while introing you on their talk show, and you walk on stage grinning like a Cheshire cat. Not once, but twice, you clearly support it. Stop looking for excuses where there are none. Close friends are able to express hurt and disappointment of their friend’s actions, and the friend will stop. End of story. Aniston’s refusal to do so and in fact, gleeful acceptance of Handler’s paid attack dog stance is obvious. Please stop with the excuses because there are none strong enough or realistic enough.

    • Josephina says:

      “Aniston is the architect of her own misery.”

      Because it was NOT over for her in 2005, Aniston began the coattail ride, a.k.a “the Triangle.” She thought the Brange would fizzle out and he would return. Once again, genius thinking.

      In 2009, four years and six children later, Aniston was STILL reacting to anything Jolie. Chica called back the Vogue interviewer a week later AFTER her completed interview and whined that Angie was uncool based on hearing gossip that Angie said.

      It was also Aniston’s genius idea to let the world and/or media know how she feels about Angie FIVE YEARS AFTER BRAD(see Chelsea Handler comments from 2010-2013).

      Brad chose to leave the marriage to pursue a more appropriate lifestyle and partner. And he was right. The End.

  112. Alexandra says:

    Justin Theroux will always be the whiny writer, in Sex and the City. The episode was called shortcomings