Justin Theroux is reportedly considering running for mayor of Los Angeles


Here are some photos of Justin Theroux out and about in New York on Monday. Justin flew into LA for the weekend, where he and Jennifer Aniston celebrated Halloween by donning masks and partying at the Chateau Marmont. Then Justin flew back out to New York. Why? I have no idea. I don’t think he’s filming The Leftovers right now, plus this season of The Leftovers is filming in Texas. He could be prepping for The Girl on the Train, which is reportedly filming in New York sometime soon, although Justin hasn’t been 100% confirmed for the role. Justin still keeps an apartment in NYC, apparently it’s the same apartment he’s had for years (and he shared with Heidi Bivens for the better part of a decade). Justin has never really been an LA guy, and even though Jennifer is happiest in LA, he tries not to spend too much time there. Which makes this story really random:

Justin Theroux is quietly considering “pulling an Arnie” by trading in acting for a career in politics, just like Schwarzenegger did when he became the governor of California.

“Justin is a huge intellect and has always had a keen interest in politics and philosophy, though he doesn’t subscribe to any particular party and he isn’t very impressed with the field of Democrats so far this Presidential campaign,” a friend of the 44-year-old actor tells RadarOnline.com.

Theroux has “always had this dream” that one day he could get be the mayor of L.A.,” continues the pal. “Lately he’s gotten quite serious about making it happen as a first step to bigger political aspirations.”

Theroux’s views have often been both appreciated and ridiculed by those around him, but Theroux is finding his voice thanks to his new wife Jennifer Aniston, 46.

“Justin’s inspired Jen to see the world in a different way and adopt some of his more unusual philosophies,” reveals the friend. In turn, “Jen’s encouraging Justin to take himself more seriously.”

[From Radar]

First of all… just NO. I don’t even think of Justin as THAT political. Jennifer isn’t either. Jennifer donates money to Democrats and the Democratic party, for sure, and it would be my guess that Justin is a Democrat too. But “supporting the party” is a lot different than wanting to run for LA mayor. A source obviously told Rumor Fix that the story is “not true.” Yeah, of course. Plus… you know, Justin barely lives in LA. He probably pays more attention to NYC politics.

What would his platform be? JORTS FOR ALL! Everyone must wear skinny jeans at all times? Hey, it’s better than Jeb Can Fix It.”


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  1. Kath says:

    Yeah, no he’s not. Where do people get these ludicrous stories? Next up: Joe Jonas is planning to become an astronaut.

    • Original T.C. says:

      It’s part of the on-going campaign to make Justin happen since he married Jennifer Aniston. Either by the tabloids who can no longer make money connecting Jen stories to her famous or Jen’s PR trying to make them a power couple. I suspect Justin stories don’t get much hits so need to add click-bate (whether positive or negative).

    • BarbieDoll says:

      ^ ^ ^ ^
      @Kath…..This + 100000000 !
      I noticed this crazy story of him running for Mayor of Los Angeles has definitely coincided with the opening of the movie “By The Sea.” Sounds very fishy to me (no pun included).

    • Esmom says:

      Lol, I know. And I hardly think he’s “always had a dream” to be mayor of LA. Right.

  2. capepopsie says:

    “Justin is a huge intellect . . .”
    I would rather say, Justin has a huge ego. . .

  3. Jayna says:

    I think he has no problem living in LA and has adjusted just fine in their gorgeous ($21 million before renovations) Bel-Air mansion that they renovated together and hanging with their LA celebrity buddies, suntanning by their beautiful pool. LOL He gets back to NYC often enough to be happy.

    • laura in LA says:

      Yes, my first reaction: What? Please tell me this is a joke! I doubt it’s ever been his “dream” to be mayor of LA since he seems to hate the place.

      (The writer of this creative fiction must also be watching S5 of The Wire…)

      And besides, Justin is already mayor of Theroux-ville, population: 1.

  4. minx says:

    I heard him in a long NPR interview and he seemed bright enough, but he certainly didn’t sound like he had a “huge intellect.”
    And my first thought was the same….is he even in LA much?
    The whole thing sounds fabricated.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Since when you need to have a huge intellect to be a politician ??

      • minx says:

        I didn’t say you did.
        I was responding to the “huge intellect” description, which sounded over the top.

  5. Meandyou says:

    If anything, he’d prefer to be mayor of NY but there is very little chance that New Yorkers will ever elect a Hollywood type. He has a better chance in LA where the tolerance for the political chops of actors may be higher. Or after Arnie, not that much.

    I think this story is not true but because it is so random is smells like a plug. What, he needs to promote something?

  6. Nancy says:

    Oh my…no. The Pope of Greenwich Village mayoring the City of Angels, not going to happen.

  7. Jazz says:

    Mayor Emoting Eyebrow!

  8. fab says:

    Jen is so affable, approaching and down-to-earth if she does door to door campaigning for Justin, then he’ll surely win Mayor elections.

  9. Liberty says:

    Oh I like it! Campaign photos by Unc Terry! A promise to free Lindsey Lohan! A tender reveal: we’re trying to start a family! The annexation of Cabo! And, “we saw a lot of water on our honeymoon so we know it is out there and I am inventing a giant pontoon man-sling to bring it to the lawns of Beverly Hills! Until then, SmartWater! We have access to the world supply!”

    Oh the delicious campaign clothes are the least of it! The intellectual interviews in VF and the LA Times! Poses with furrowed brow, are bars running out of fresh lemons due to the drought? He will prevent earthquakes too using physics!!!

    Then he and Clooney run for President and VP in 2020!!! Cute bookend photos with Justin and his twin sister Amal! Kissing the recently purchased Clooney baby!

    Oh I like it!!

    • Sixer says:

      And when they win the POTUS-ship, Matt Damon as Secretary of State for Equalities! He can whitesplain and mansplain to the hoi polloi!

      (Do you have one of those? We have a Minister for Equalities. If you don’t, you should. It could be one of many new cabinet positions created by the new double act.)

    • mia girl says:

      You both are funny!!!

    • Leonie says:

      Lol! You always explain it exactly right.

    • Liberty says:

      Sixer! Yes Matt Damon is perfect!

  10. mia girl says:

    This story is ridiculous.

  11. lucy2 says:

    This is the most ridiculous story I’ve heard all week. Congrats, Radar.

    Girl on the Train has started filming, I just saw photos of Emily Blunt on set.

    • tracking says:

      +1 Really looking forward to GOTT. I just read on EW that Jared Leto is out, and that Luke Evans is in, as Megan’s husband. Yum.

  12. Peggy says:

    Justin was in NYC for Halloween, pictures of him at a party in the Village.
    The guy with Jennifer in the mask was with her at the Witherspoon Award, her PR put out, it was Justin, but oops Justin is photograph in NYC.

    • cibo says:

      it was Will Speck her friend and the director of her movie the switch. her pr people didn’t put out anything. photographers thought it was Justin and it normal they thought that way since they had on Halloween mask.

      These people are actors and are working just as anyone else so why treat them differently than other actors. if you don’t like them that fine but stop making up lies.

      He also said she visited him several times when he was shooting in Texas and he also sneaked out to visit her in LA whenever he could, just because you didn’t see pictures doesn’t mean it never happened obviously that’s the way the wanted it anyways

  13. snakecharmer says:


  14. june says:

    Justin was not even in LA for Halloween, he was in NYC.
    These two spend more time apart than together, do not seem to like being alone together.

  15. cibo says:

    this made up story was last week. Justin is working on Zoolander 2 right now with Ben Stiller in NYC and he starts filming The Girl on the Train November 30. The movie started shooting yesterday.

  16. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    This is just so random! Haha! I don’t believe it.