Jennifer Aniston claims Justin Theroux is always ‘hijacking’ her Aveeno products


It feels like every interview Jennifer Aniston has given over the past year has been in some way an undercover testimonial/advertisement for one of more of her endorsement deals, whether it’s Aveeno, SmartWater or Living Proof. Sister’s gotta pay for those Cabo vacays somehow, so I don’t fault her for hustling. What does bother me though is that it’s like we’re not supposed to realize that these interviews are basically an embedded advertisement. Jennifer could not get away with this kind of thing on network TV (hopefully) – any network with a real news division has hard-and-fast rules about celebrity endorsements under the guise of entertainment journalism, as in Jennifer could not go on the Today Show and wax rhapsodic on the joys of Aveeno. Luckily (or unluckily), E! News does not have those same rules. So, here is Jennifer’s new “exclusive interview” with E! – it’s all about skincare and Aveeno, shock. This is the full article published on E!, and you can see the video here. Count how many times “Aveeno” comes up in this article:

Jennifer Aniston is known for quite a few of her physical attributes—her super-fit bikini body, her glowing skin and—of course—her hair, which fans have been obsessing over for years. But rest assured, the 45-year-old actress gets by with a little help from her friends, i.e. some really good beauty products. In fact, they’re so good, Aniston’s fiancé, Justin Theroux, has trouble sticking to his side of the sink.

“It’s hysterical. What product doesn’t he try to hijack?” the Aveeno brand ambassador laughed during an exclusive interview with E! News’ Catt Sadler. “He’s good to his skin, that’s for sure. It’s always, ‘what are you using, what is that?’ It’s cute.”

“He does have good skin,” Sadler said of Aniston’s longtime beau, who popped the question in the summer of 2012. . And Aniston agreed that Theroux has a pretty fine face, with a beard or without. “He’s got gorgeous skin,” she agreed. “Perfect skin.”

Aniston said that she also shares the Aveeno love with friends, such as close pal Chelsea Handler. “I always share, especially with Chelsea,” she smiled.

The We’re the Millers star, who snagged an MTV Movie Award nomination for Best Female Performance for her role as a smokin’ hot stripper-turned-small-time pot smuggler in the raunchy comedy, says that her all-time favorite Aveeno product has to be the Daily Moisturizing Lotion. But it turns out, Aniston wasn’t always so kind to her skin, as the onetime sunbathing fan readily admitted.

“The sun, I feel, is like my friend I’ve had to say goodbye to,” she said ruefully. “I was terrible as a kid. It was baby oil [that she rubbed on her body]…I mean, we all did it.”

Even now, she “would love to say” that she always wears sunscreen, “but that would be a lie.”

We appreciate the honesty—it’s tough to stick to the ole regimen every day! But moving on to that famous hair of hers, Aniston said that her mane man, Chris McMillan, “is always yelling at me to stop coloring my hair—and to cut it. So that’s his fault.”

Well, she must trust his advice, because she did step out with a chic long bob in November. Asked whether he might want Aniston to go Miley Cyrus-short, she just said, “He likes to cut it. He’s a hair-cutter.” (Aniston is a Spokesperson and Co-Owner for Living Proof hair products.)

Aniston will continue to share the Aveeno love Monday at 12:01 a.m. when the mini-movie “The Beauty of Nature,” narrated by Aniston, premieres on YouTube.

“It was actually to educate people and inform them on what goes into the product,” she explained. “For me, I’ve been using [Aveeno] for so many years, since I was a teenager and it just always worked.”

As for the video, “it’s so mini it’s actually a minute-and-a-half mini,” she laughed. “I don’t know what festival would take that short of a film.”

[From E! News]

Aveeno mentions: five in the print article. Living Proof mentions: one. So, let’s talk about skin. I actually feel the same way about Aniston as I do about Gwyneth Paltrow representing a skincare company: why? I’ll give Aniston the hair thing: she’s known for her hair, for sure. She can represent all the haircare companies she wants. But why do skincare companies keep hiring women like Aniston and Goop who aren’t really known for having gorgeous skin?

As for the stuff with Justin borrowing her products… sure. But Justin has been pap’d going in and out of specialty boutiques for perfumes, colognes and the expensive, not-sold-in-CVS skincare stuff. I think Justin is off-message in his personal life.


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  1. Sullivan says:

    There’s no way that Thereoux is using Aveeno on his precious hipster skin. His skincare products are hand-crafted in Brooklyn by men in mustaches.

  2. Hiddles forever says:

    In my opinion she is always advertising herself… About her hair, body, charity work (?!?!), etc.

    What a vapid woman….

    ETA: in the last pic Theroux seems a vampire lol

  3. Sullivan says:

    She shares her Aveeno products with Handler? This, I believe. Handler’s skin looks like it has, erm, *benefitted* from Aniston’s skincare generosity.

  4. selena myer says:

    I think she DOES have great skin tho.

  5. mimif says:

    Is Aveeno orange?

  6. epiphany says:

    Please. SHE doesn’t use this stuff on her skin. She’s mentioned more than once – prior to the Aveeno contract, of course, that she uses Del Mar skincare products, which are super expensive. Mind you, I don’t think her skin looks all that great – too much sun and too much smoking take their toll. I’m always struck by the superficiality that surrounds this woman. I realize she was answering these questions in conjunction with promoting Aveeno, which she is obligated to do, but in the midst of this, you think she would thrown in a line like, “while looking good is nice, women should worry more about what’s on the inside”, or, cut a deal with Aveeno to fund a series of free skin cancer screenings. Something to illustrate that she isn’t as shallow as a mud puddle. Her interests and concerns don’t seem to have progressed beyond the age of 20.

    • megsie says:

      Yes, I remember when she admitted to using Crème De la Mar skin cream as a body moisturizer. Bear in mind this was back when they offered only skin cream and at about $120 an ounce.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    he looks so different in a suit jacket!
    and no skin-tight jeans! his nethers must be dropping all over themselves in shock “waitaminute, we have Roooom!”

  8. SWEETLYN says:

    So this woman can’t do an interview where she talks about issues other than her hair, skin and body! Wow that’s So very disappointing.. At this age it has become So pathetic. And am sorry to say it shows how “vain” she actually is!

  9. Ellie says:

    ‘Hijack?’ That’s some less than stellar word choice in the current environment.

    • Nicolette says:

      That was my first reaction as well. Bad taste and very poor timing.

    • Blackjack says:

      What’s more, she didn’t even use it – this dumb blonde interviewer basically sets her up, by laying out the whole, ‘Your bf goes into your medicine cabinet and hijacks your skin care products, doesn’t he?’ question – which makes me wonder if Aniston’s pr flack didn’t script the whole bit. It accomplishes crassly schilling her many products and reaffirming she and theroux are not dunzo (I call b.s. on that however, I think they’re dragging this out until Angelina’s promo work is over and Maleficent releases)

  10. Maya says:

    Now I understand why Jennifer and Justin are a match made in Hollywood heaven. Jennifer has finally found a man who is more vain than her. The more I read/hear about Justin the more idiotic he seems with his skinny jeans, tan, hair transplant to his not so intelligent interviews.

    I will never buy anything Jennifer advertises for because her whole image/look is fake – from her hair extensions to Botox to laser treatments to facials to fillers to nose jobs. Even her so called friendships are all show business ones created by their mutual agent.

  11. leela says:

    Another day, another interview about her hair and “looks”. She is 45 and has nothing else to talk about.

    What exactly do her fans see in her? She is just so blah. I actually watched the interview and she has zero charm and her voice just drags.

  12. Nia says:

    It seems she could not even stay in NYC for a week. She is back to LA while Justin stays in NY.
    They sure spend more time apart then together.

    • Tippy says:

      I can’t blame her for not wanting to spend more time in NYC.

      It’s been a long miserable winter in the northeast and another snow storm is being forecast for Tuesday/Wednesday.

      • sunny34 says:

        Well her fiance (as she always calls him) is there. Should she not want to spend time with him? I would think she would be able to handle some snow if it meant being with your partner. Oh well

      • Sal says:

        Agreed, sunny34. When I’m in love, I couldn’t care if I was in a box under a bridge, as long as I am with the man who is my being and universe. It could be in hell, I don’t care. As long as I am with him, the world could collapse. Snow? Cold? ALL THE BETTER TO CUDDLE AND SNUGGLE WITH!! Wtf is wrong with her? IF she’s really in love, that weather should be heaven.

      • Des says:

        Do they have sex? Hey older women like to get their freak on too. Since they are always apart they are not doing the horizontal mambo. I’m in my 40s and I’m always horny….TMI i know but that’s just weird. But maybe their relationship is 20% sex and 80% hair, skin, and edginess from long distance. Hey they like it, i love it….not.

  13. sunny34 says:

    Of course she always shares with Chealsea. She has to thank her somehow for all her bashing and cruel comments she has made over the years about AJ.

  14. Saywhat? says:

    One of these days, he’s going to hijack her hair.

  15. pru says:

    When I see celebrities that are as rich as Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow shilling products that they don’t really care about, all I see is a greedy person.

  16. Jen says:

    So, are these folks too cheap to go down to the local CVS (drugstore) and buy their own stuff?

  17. Suze says:

    These two are utterly fascinating, aren’t they? Ha!

  18. Janet says:

    She looks tore up from the floor up.

  19. MrsBPitt says:

    I’m sure that she has been using Aveeno products since she was teenager….(cue eye rolling) Justins skin looks better than Jennifers!

  20. EG says:

    I think this interview is a passive-aggressive way of insulting Justin, since by all appearances he’s no longer interested in marrying her. She makes him sound like a total fool.

    • Blackjack says:

      Bingo. I thought that as well. Sure, she and her PR definitely wanted the interviewer to bring Theroux up to confirm togetherness, I agree that her remarks also had that same slightly disrespectful passive aggressive ring she used to adopt with Brad Pitt when annoyed and grudge holding over his movie star & s.ex symbol fame. She was resentful that people thought Brad was slumming by being with her, and by Brad himself irritating her by deigning to go off to work on his A-list film career instead of glueing himself to her side hile she wallowed in tv sitcoms and being known as his rebound. The blase mildly denigrating comments about Brad being goofy or not picking up his shite or him not being the love of her life, were designed to remove the sexy and world popular mystique from Brad and to make herself not look wanting in his shadow. The fact that she’s speaking this way of Theroux tells me they could just be faking it these days until their coinciding famewh*ring gigs (mtv bought & paid for awards for her, his hbo premiere & red carpet for his new series) designed to coincide with Maleficent’s release, are over.

      • Charmaine says:

        Blackjack, you are so articulate. I agree with you 100%!

      • lisa2 says:

        IAWY on some of what you are saying. I really hope she and Mr. Theroux have not broken up. I really want this one to stick. Not as a fan; but because I hope the connection to the past to get farther and farther away.

        If as you speculate that they are over or on life support that announcement is not going to happen as long as BA are not married. When they tie the knot we will see. But she and Mr. Theroux could walk down the aisle first. I doubt that but you never know.

        As a BA fan.. I wish her and Mr. Theroux a long long long life together; married or not. Just as long as her fans embrace it and let go of the crazy.

  21. lisa2 says:

    Was this really an interview? If you look at what she actually said it was nothing. Outside the Justin comment. Is Aveeno trying to start a male line.. I don’t get this. She didnt’ say much about the product or anything of real interest. I guess outside saying Aveeno it was to share something about them as a couple.

    I was on Popsugar and she is doing another of these “exclusive interviews with them as well.


  22. GIRLFACE says:

    She seems so desperate all the time, it’s embarrassing.

  23. FLORC says:

    Best way to avoid break up rumors AND name drop the products she’s a spokesperson for!

  24. Samantha25 says:

    I’m glad Jennifer is doing interviews about something even if it’s products. It was bizarre and pathetic how she was doing all of those photo-shoots and interviews about her relationship. Celebrities do interviews to promote products all of the time but Jennifer’s problem is she always sounds like a really bad infomercial. Also clearly Aveeno and Living Proof is for the money. She and Justin are constantly being photographed at expensive hair salons and beauty spas.

  25. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    @Kaiser, who wrote: “But why do skincare companies keep hiring women like Aniston and Goop who aren’t really known for having gorgeous skin?”

    Not to mention all the times Jennifer has been Papped arriving and leaving ‘Day Spas,’ where facial massages, facial masks, and skin care in general are an integral part of the pampering. Does her favorite Day Spa us Aveeno products?

    • Blackjack says:

      …and everyone also knows celebrities with the resources Aniston has, don’t go to “Day Spas,” for JUST cleansing and simple massages, afterall, she can get the best in the biz to do house calls with her money, if that was all she needed. No, she only goes out to ‘Day Spas,’ to get cosmetic procedures like lasering, fillers/injectables and Botox, because extensive facial contouring/restructuring isn’t done off the premises – it needs to be a medically sterile licensed operation doing the latter, which is why she’s been caught many, many times doing the ‘walk of shame,’ haha.

  26. megsie says:

    Provided they use the product, I don’t mind seeing a celeb hawk merchandise. Girl does drink her SmartWater. Aveeno? haha Ok hon.

    *sigh* I miss her Kinerase days.

  27. Michele says:

    Ugh, just F off Manniston. So tired of her non news worthy cr*ap. Sorry JenHens! Oh no wait, no I’m not.

  28. Candy Love says:

    What I find odd is that Jen PR gives E! and exclusive in her “Spring elopement” and only days later she giving a product placement interview name dropping her E! BFF Chelsea Handler.

    You would think the person interviewing her would have mentioned her “Spring elopement” .

  29. Penny says:

    They hire them precisely because they don’t have ‘amazing’ skin, they just have good skin for their age.

    You hire someone like Cate Blanchett for a brand like SK_II, a luxury brand that makes big claims. But when you’re advertising a brand like Aveeno, that’s more of an everyday brand that isn’t claiming it can make crazy huge changes to your skin, you need someone who’s skin is more relatable, for lack of a better term.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Interesting thought. I like that. Although I would love to see Adele as a skincare spokesperson. Girlfriend has crazy beautiful skin.

  30. Kris says:

    Ugh. I HATE when she says at the end of every Aveeno spot, “Naturally beautiful results”. Ain’t nothing “natural” about that woman’s skin, especially her face. And please, like we really believe Aveeno is her product of choice.

  31. nicegirl says:

    I do like seeing cute Kristen Bell in those Neutrogena ads, even Jen Garner, and Diane Keaton in the L’Oreal ones, and I love Julianne Moore’s skin, so when those gals are used (or utilized!, LOL!), I wonder about the products. I tried L’Oreal’s Miracle Blur because I saw an ad with Andie McDowell, and I thought – HMMM, I need that! and bam – nothing! But I have super bad redness due to medical treatments right now, so need to use something that really covers and moisturizes. Ah, skin!

  32. Kosmos says:

    Well, I don’t have a negative thing to say about all of this because I happen to Love Aveeno products, too. My favorite and most used is the Daily Moisturizing Lotion…..and also the Body Wash… these two products! So, at least she’s advertising a good line of products. I’m sure they give her tons of product for free, lucky her, but even if they didn’t, hey, she can afford anything she wants….