Courtney Cox & her friends got Jennifer Aniston a pottery wheel for her birthday


As we well know by now, Jennifer Aniston had a swanky bash for her 50th birthday. One of her besties, Courteney Cox, attended. I think some other people did as well, but I don’t think that got much publicity (/s). So what does one get the birthday girl who already has everything? A pottery wheel. At least, that’s what Courteney and a group of Jen’s friends did. And to thank Courteney and Co, Jen jetted them to Cabo and they all thought they were going to die.

Courteney, Jen and some friends were flying from L.A. to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for Aniston’s birthday party when they heard a loud bang.

Cox revealed, “I’m not afraid of flying at all… my dad was a pilot… but I was really scared, because when we were taking off, we heard this really loud bang and I was like, ‘Oh, that sounds like we should probably check that tire.’”

She continued, “There was no tire at all, there was no wheel. Luckily, there are two wheels on each side and two in the front. I have to say, we were in the air for four hours, burning off fuel and just thought of what it is going to be like when we land… it was a really smooth landing.”

Courteney added, “I sent a little text to Coco, ‘I love you,’ I didn’t say why, and to Johnny [McDaid]… I told him everything that was going on and I FaceTimed him after.”

Cox also revealed what she got Jen for her big birthday. “A bunch of us got her a pottery wheel and lessons, even though she’s a great artist, and a table, a big beautiful antique table.”

[From Extra]

Unlike Courteney, I am afraid of flying and would still be shaking from that flight. And telling a different ending, if a flight is going to scare a decade off my life, I’d embellish something more dramatic than a smooth landing to tell at parties (and maybe limp a little, for effect). But I’m glad there was no harm to anyone save the plane. I’ll bet the Cabo Girl Talk was a bit more reflective than the usual margarita gossip. Maybe they discussed what Jen should make first on her new pottery wheel? I know! She can make a symbolic wheel for each Cabo guest. I’ve never heard Jen was an artist, I hope we hear more about that.

Courteney is currently promoting her Facebook Watch docu-series, 9 Months with Courteney Cox. The show follows a number of couples from conception (not like the actual conception but, you know, the positive pee-stick) to birth and documents all the emotions around wanting and struggling with having a child. Courteney has been very open about her infertility struggles and is helping others understand the strain it can put on people/couples.




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  1. escondista says:

    THAT is a fly gift. I would love one if I had an artist space in my house!

    • Hecate says:

      I thought so too. I was especially impressed they thought to include the lessons.

      I proved years ago I should not be anywhere near a pottery wheel but I absolutely love watching people who know what they are doing use them.

    • Fleur says:

      I think so too!

  2. jules says:

    All I can think of is the cheeseball love scene with pottery wheel from Ghost. Somehow is Brad Pitt gonna be tied into all this?

  3. billypilgrim says:

    Sorry, can’t envision Anniston as an artist.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      and I couldn’t envision Jim Carrey as an artist, but he is actually quite good. no one knew what he was capable of until he started to show his paintings publicly.

      of course, she could ALSO be like Dubya…NOT so good…

      I guess we’ll never know until she shows us.

    • sophie says:

      When she was 11 she had a painting exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

  4. Becks1 says:

    That sounds like a fun gift.

    Holy hell to that flight. That sounds less fun, ha.

  5. Miss M says:

    I am glad they are all safe and sound.
    What a creative and fun gift.
    Birthday in Cabo? #birthday goals

    • Leah says:

      The woman has Cabo Tuesdays, of course she went there for her bday. Her strange obsession with Cabo is really the only thing I judge about her, she has all the money in the world and insists on going to Cabo almost exclusively for vacations. I mean, more power or whatever! :/

  6. KidV says:

    The rich spending their money on lavish parties and private planes? How tacky and gauche!

    Oh, sorry, wrong thread.

  7. anniefannie says:

    My besties is an amazing potter and sells her wares bi-annually and is in much demand. She tried to teach me how to throw a pot and it was an amazing, epic failure. It’s much harder than anyone imagines.

  8. Darla says:

    I like how they’ve stayed close all these years. I admire two casts, the Friends cast, and the cast of the big bang theory. Both casts stuck together financially and never stabbed each other in the back. When you get that famous that suddenly, it doesn’t always go that way.

  9. sophie says:

    Courtney posted a picture on instagram kneeling next to the tires on the plane saying “hang in there little buddy” lol

  10. missskitttin says:

    Im not a stan or even a fan but they both look great

  11. horseandhound says:

    I love courteney and the fact that she’s a good friend of jen’s makes me think well of jen.

  12. Lucy2 says:

    That’s so scary with the plane, glad everyone is OK.
    A pottery wheel is an awesome present! I haven’t done that in a long time, and it’s challenging but really fun. I vaguely remember something about her being a painter as well.