Jennifer Aniston rolled up to the Critics Choice Awards with ‘two burly bodyguards’


People are still talking about Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux’s appearance at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Personally, I think the awfulness of her Saint Laurent dress is totally a two-day story, but there are other moments to discuss. Like, Jennifer wasn’t just there as the wife of a nominee – Justin also got to present an award alongside Liv Tyler. And when he was on stage, Jennifer couldn’t see him, so she ordered someone to “MOVE!”

Not only that, but Jennifer seemed to have a bizarre reactions to Kate Beckinsale walking on stage. What’s up with this? Kate’s dress is clearly better than Jennifer’s sad bust ruffle and center seam. Or is Jennifer making a face about Kate’s light Botox? Because Jennifer shouldn’t even start.

But the real story might be that Jennifer rolled up to the Critics’ Choice Awards with two burly bodyguards in tow. Per Roger Friedman’s column:

Jennifer Aniston– who came with husband Justin Theroux, nominated for “The Leftovers,” brought two burly security guards, just in case one of the celebrities got in her face. They stopped anyone from getting near her or taking a picture. Will Forte provided the overt comic relief with his half-shaven head, went over to Jen and posed for a picture, to which Jen quipped to the photographer, “Please fix his hair, while you’re at it, fix mine.”

The bodyguards did serve an unwitting purpose however. The blocked the view between Paulson-Taylor and Paulson’s ex, the great theater actress Cherry Jones, known to TV audiences from “24.” Ouch.

[From Showbiz411]

If you’re going to argue that Jennifer needs bodyguards for her personal safety in general, sure. I don’t have a problem with that, and God knows what kinds of threats or craziness she gets. But it seems like Jennifer rolled up to a pretty low-key celebrity event and used her bodyguards to “protect” her from OTHER CELEBRITIES. Like, Sarah Paulson was going to fan-girl over Aniston and it was just going to be too much. And since Friedman noted it in this way, doesn’t it seem like Aniston was the only person there with bodyguards in tow? It’s less about safety and more like she didn’t want to interact with certain people, I guess?



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  1. Desertrose says:

    I think she looks beautiful. Very healthy and happy.

  2. Wentworth Miller says:

    I dont know. To me, it looks like she was reacting to something else. Kate Beckinsale is a beast! Her dress, her body, her accent. She’s just everything. And she kicks ass in the Underworld movies.
    Hey, MK. Are you the same MK that participated in Angela Yees birthday party/basketball game last Thursday?

    • Ally8 says:

      Either Beckinsale almost tripped in the moment the camera switched to Aniston, or one of the screens onstage shows what is being aired (highly likely) and Aniston reacted to suddenly seeing herself on there mid-sentence. It just looks like a reaction of surprise, not cattiness, imo.

      • Wentworth Miller says:

        To me, as well. I don’t have a feeling for Jennifer Aniston one way or the other so I didn’t automatically think that her expression was anything other than surprise. I’ve seen catty looks, n that wasn’t it.

      • CLINIQUA. says:

        That was a weird reaction. I don’t buy the tripping explanation. No one else reacted, which would have been a tell if Kate had tripped. No one reported a trip, and stumbles usually always make the presses.

        The only thing I can figure, looking at that hands over nose thing Aniston did – is, that appears to be some kind of self conscious hiding mechanism she does. it’s a ‘tell,’ for self conscious actually.

        Like for instance, Aniston may have made that reaction because she didn’t want a reaction shot of her face as the camera glides over truly beautiful Beckinsale.

        She’s pretty transparent and easy to read, because she’s really shallow.

  3. BooBooLaRue says:

    uhmm because she is so important?

  4. meme says:

    I like Jen but that dress is so poorly made. I cannot believe Saint Laurent designers let her go out wearing such a terribly constructed dress.

  5. doofus says:

    that reaction to Beckinsdale seemed to me like Aniston saw an “almost” slip or fall. esp since hers was a VERY quick reaction/recovery.

    at least, that the reaction that I have when I see someone almost go down.

  6. Tiffany27 says:

    To me it looked like she was making faces because she thought Kate was gonna fall.

  7. Apple Tartin says:

    I don’t think she was reacting to Kate B. she was reacting to seeing herself on the big screen they have at these events. Which is nonsense since has been to 100′s of these award shows, she was just fake responding in shock. But it makes her seem like she is just like everyone else, Stars they are just like us @@… please, everything she does is calculated.

  8. Bridget says:

    There’s always 1 celeb that randomly shows up to one of these events with body guards. At least it wasn’t Wilmer Valderrama this time.

  9. BeeBee says:

    That first photo really illustrates the botox injections she’s had, especially with her left eye. That said, she always gets a huge “Meh” from me. Overrated, mediocre, and appears to me wo be quite vapid. I seriously don’t get it with this chick – her films are primarily crap – most heading straight to DVD or soon after release. She sure got her money’s worth by hiring Huvane, that’s for sure.

  10. QQ says:

    LOLOLOLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLO Presenter PLEASE!!, you need bodyguards so that the real people that are Nominated and winning… don’t swarm you?? Plebe as they are??!!! bwahahahahahahhaha This is delicious

  11. perplexed says:

    That really didn’t look like a reaction to a dress. It looked like something happened on stage and Aniston got slightly frightened at something. Huh. Is that how men on Twitter think women react to dresses?

  12. maggie says:

    I think she looks beautiful and happy. I can see why others may not like her dress but I love it. I’d wear it!.

  13. rosie says:

    This site and really has it in for Jennifer Aniston. It’s become very petty. Nobody thinks she is perfect but FFS give it a rest. It’s more than obvious her reaction was because she thought Kate was going to slip, not being bitchy about her botox or dress.

  14. Rainbow says:

    Don’t like the dress but the color is nice and her legs look great in the last picture.
    I don’t get the hate, she is not the world’s greatest beauty but people talk as if she is a freak of nature. She is pretty to me. Not breathtakingly beautiful but definitely not ugly.

  15. Esmom says:

    I highly doubt the bodyguards were for protection from other celebs/guests, that sounds like BS. There has to be more to the story.

  16. Tina says:

    Justin has used Jennifer for fame, he is just as big a star as she is. He does not need Jennifer anymore, he stays in NY away from her. LOL

  17. iheartgossip says:

    Poor overrated JenA. Her dress, hair and make-up was done in the hopes the public wouldn’t notice the work she’s had done. Poor thing. And with all the gossip about Justin cheating with co-stars on the set; she’s probably fearful of her current relationship ending.

  18. taxi says:

    The skirt slit is too high & makes the dress look like a nightgown.

  19. bree says:

    I always knew she was like this, others who have worked with her said she was difficult too (Jay Mohr). She is just trying to prove she is someone important and to get attention since her shameless Oscar campaign last year didn’t work. She is very calculating and manipulative.

  20. Grant says:

    I think she looks great! Love the blue. And that body… WOW!

  21. JenniferJustice says:

    I think it looks like she was saying “watch it” and not being catty about a dress or botox. That would be really reaching considering she wouldn’t have been able to see Kate’s botox clearly from that distance and JA does it too, so I don’t see her bashing somebody else who does it. I don’t care for Jennifer Aniston but I dont’ think she’s a horrible person or self-important. If anything, I think she’s flaky, flighty, but not malicious. I am surprised by the hate. First she was America’s sweetheart and then this poor victim, but now some people treat her like she’s the anti-Christ. What gives?

  22. Kate says:

    Maybe she’s dealing with a stalker or getting death threats or something at the moment? The Critics Choice awards are a pretty easy event to get into, I’d take security too if I knew some lunatic was zeroing in on me.

    She doesn’t usually take security to these events, I don’t think she suddenly decided she needed to be protected from the other celebs, especially since she was actually interacting with other people more than usual.

    • Ava says:

      Oh please – this woman always have her bodyguards with here.

      Remember when Adele said how Jennifer had a whole ladies room for herself and her bodyguards stopped anyone who wanted to use the facilities?

      Jennifer thinks she is someone important but in reality she is a c lister who is trying to behave like an a lister.

      • Carmen says:

        I can’t begin to imagine who would care enough to waste five minutes of their time sending her any hate mail. I know I wouldn’t.

      • doofus says:

        and yet, we have plenty of folks on here who spend/waste well more than 5 minutes of their time writing what is essentially “hate mail”. just because they don’t send it directly TO her doesn’t negate what’s written.

        and yes, that goes for a LOT of celebs.

      • Alice too says:

        Perhaps the same sort of people x 1000 who have spent years online saying hateful things about her? There are some very unbalanced people out there who fixate and there is nothing logical at all about why or who they choose. People who hate someone they don’t even know so much they would make threats. Or people who “love them” so much that their brains have created a reality in which there is a “relationship” that doesn’t exist. Or people who think that by harming someone else, it will impress the object of their obsession. There are ample examples of all of these cases, so take your pick. Some nutjob tired to assassinate Ronald Reagan to “impress” Jodie Foster. There is no logic in how some of these people function.

        We’ve got no idea of what she receives, but it’s probably pretty safe to assume that given the level of vitriol you see about her online, there may very well be people out there who do take the time.

        How many celebs have had stalker scares, people showing up in their houses etc can you think of? I would not want to be in any of their shoes from that point of view.

  23. Teatimeiscoming says:

    That’s a good color for her to wear; sadly the dress itself isn’t suitably designed. I hope she finds something with more substance in a similar tone next time.

  24. cocoo says:

    That dress is sooo wrong with the seam in the middle of her (let’s not call it a pussssssssssyyyyy) she actually looks healthier than that sack of bones with unfortunate knees and legs (we all know who it is) BUT this said she actually WILL never find the happiness mother’s have looking at their own children!! People choose different ways of living and happiness means different to different people. She chose weed over kids and that is respectable according to some people (rolling my eyes side ways!!!)

  25. La La Land says:

    Something must be up … maybe someone can’t stand her acting and have already threatened her if she ever tries comedy again and again and again :/

  26. Lulu says:

    To me it looks like she’s watching the screen showing the crowd and when it cut to her she got a fright.

  27. Road warrior 102 says:

    1)Hair-check ! 2) Dress -Extremely Sexy -Check !! 3) Legs- Awesome -Check !!! Total == One Hell of A “Beautiful Lady” Oh Yeah !! ( Check It Mmmm ! ! ! )