Jennifer AnistonLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Jennifer Aniston says "I fantasize" about a Friends revival, or a Golden Girls-style reboot
Aniston spoke to her friend Molly McNearney, Jimmy Kimmel's wife and co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, for an InStyle magazine cover story. "What about Friends? Will Friends ever come back?" McNearney asked. "Before that show ended, people were asking if we were coming back," responded Aniston. "Courteney (Cox) and Lisa (Kudrow) and I talk about it. I fantasize about it. It really was the greatest job I ever had. I don’t know what it would look like today, but you never know. So many shows are being successfully rebooted. I know Matt LeBlanc doesn’t want to be asked that question anymore. But maybe we could talk him into it. Or we just give it some time and then Lisa, Courteney, and I could reboot The Golden Girls and spend our last years together on wicker furniture." McNearney was involved in Kimmel's Friends reunion of Aniston, Cox and Kudrow on his show in 2014.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston Apple morning news series finds its director: Mimi Leder
Leder, who directed the 1998 film Deep Impact and who won an Emmy directing ER and recently directed The Leftovers, will join showrunner Kerry Ehrin as director and executive producer on the untitled series. "You are a powerhouse!" tweeted Witherspoon. "Excited for this one!"
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Apple's Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston drama replaces its showrunner
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The morning news show drama has become the second Apple show to make a showrunner change following Bryan Fuller and Hart Hanson's exit from Amazing Stories. Bates Motel executive producer Kerry Ehrin will take over for Jay Carson, who is departing over "creative differences." ALSO: The first script came in last week, suggesting it didn't go over well.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 3:30PM EST
Justin Theroux pulls out of tonight's Late Show visit following split from Jennifer Aniston
Theroux was announced as tonight's Stephen Colbert guest on Valentine's Day, but his name was missing from an updated roster on Monday.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux separate -- her "Friends fortune" should be safe
Source: Us Weekly
According to US magazine, Aniston and the former star of The Leftovers signed an "ironclad" prenup before Jimmy Kimmel officiated their wedding in August 2015, protecting her massive Friends fortune, in addition to her movie star earnings. Aniston also signed a lucrative deal with Apple a few months ago to co-star with Reese Witherspoon in a morning show TV series for Apple. “Jennifer has an ironclad prenup with Justin. It would be very hard for Justin to contest it," a source tells Us. "The prenup talks before the marriage were long and intense."
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 6:18PM EST
Ellen scores a three-year ratings high with guest Michelle Obama
The first of two shows celebrating Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday was the highest-rated episode in nearly three years. ALSO: Ellen gets Jennifer Aniston to breathe new life into Friends reunion hopes.
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
How Paramount Network plans to compete with Netflix
Source: The New York Times
The successor to Spike TV “went in hard” to lure Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston’s TV show that went to Apple, but those A-listers didn’t want to have anything to do with a cable network with commercials. Still, Paramount Network’s president of development, Keith Cox, says his cable network could offer more attention and care than places like Netflix. “You know, Netflix, they drop a show a week — Naomi Watts had a show,” he said, referring to Gypsy, “and I was thinking, oh my God, if I had Naomi Watts, that would be huge for us. For them, it came and went. Poof, gone.” Cox added: “We’re going to curate our shows like a museum. We are going to pick really beautiful pieces, but we’re not going to just pile all kinds of stuff in here.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 1:13PM EST
Thanks to Apple, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will each make about $1 million per episode for Big Little Lies Season 2
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Witherspoon and Kidman made between $250,000 and $350,000 an episode for Season 1, but they weren’t signed on for Season 2 since Big Little Lies was originally a limited series. But since Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are making “upward of $1.25 million per episode” for their new Apple television show, Kidman and Witherspoon’s have scored a big pay raise — “$1 million-an-episode ballpark” — to sign on for Season 2 of their HBO series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Those numbers skyrocketed for season two not only because of the show's success, but also because of the precedent of the massive payday Witherspoon scored from Apple,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 1:38PM EST
Melissa McCarthy made her parents play “Who Loves Their Daughter More?” as guest-host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Mike and Sandy McCarthy were brought out on stage to compete for their daughter’s affection. ALSO: "Anti-gravity activist" McCarthy picks a fight with Jennifer Aniston.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
J.J. Abrams made a star-studded movie trailer as a 50th birthday present to Jimmy Kimmel
Ben Affleck and Abrams surprised Kimmel on his 50th birthday by turning the comic Kimmel drew as a kid, The Terrific Ten, into a movie trailer featuring everybody from Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston. During the hour, George Clooney presented The Jimmy Kimmel Story, and Kimmel was also subjected to "Mean Tweets: Jimmy Kimmel Edition," featuring David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Kim Kardashian and Howard Stern.
Posted Friday 11/10/17 at 2:47AM EST
Why the Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston TV show for Apple is a bad idea
Would the Witherspoon and Aniston really be willing to pay $9.99 a month to watch their new TV show on Apple Music? As Inkoo Kang points out, “the app-ification of TV is real. But the app-ification of prestige TV probably hasn’t happened yet because, in a hypercompetitive field like television, creators don’t want to make it harder for audiences to find or watch their shows. And in the still-revving era of Peak TV, Witherspoon and Aniston’s drama would have to be truly exceptional for audiences to seek it out on a newfangled service many people haven’t heard of. Just ask Seeso, PlayStation, or Spotify how their attempts at original programming turned out.”
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 2:45PM EST
Apple lands Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon morning news show drama series with a two-season order
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Apple emerged as the victor of a bidding war over the TV series based on CNN host Brian Stelter’s book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, which primarily focused on the behind-the-scenes drama at the Today show. Aniston, signing on for her first regular TV role since Friends, will serve as an executive producer, as will her Friends sister Witherspoon. Also, they will both co-own the show. The untitled series, which originally was envisioned as a Lifetime movie, is slated for two 10-episode seasons.
Posted Tuesday 9/05/17 at 1:16PM EDT
Netflix and Apple are in a bidding war over Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon show
Source: New York Post
The proposed project, marking Aniston’s major role on TV since Friends, has reportedly led to a bidding war.
Posted Tuesday 8/22/17 at 9:14PM EDT
Jennifer Aniston thinks Ross and Rachel are “still thriving" after Friends, throws water on a Joey-Rachel pairing
“It was Ross and Rachel all the way,” she tells Elle. “I really believe that if there's an afterworld of Friends, they're still thriving. Don't you? I just don't think Joey and Rachel could have made it. I think it was more physical than emotional with them. They were friends with benefits, and they left it at that.” PLUS: Matt LeBlanc likes to troll Friends fans.