Showbiz Roundup: Shhh, did you hear?

Jen & Courteney: Married To The Cobb

When you look at the tiny figures of Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox, you wouldn’t get points for noticing these two watch what they eat. But who’d want to sit down and feast on a boring old Cobb salad every day for ten years? Apparently these two former Friends, that’s who! In a recent interview with the LA Times, 45-year-old Courteney admitted that she and Jen, 41, used to have lunch every single day during the decade of filming Friends. “We always had the same thing – a Cobb salad,” she says. “It was a Cobb salad that Jennifer doctored up with turkey bacon and garbanzo beans and I don’t know what. She just has a way with food, which really helps. Because if you’re going to eat the same salad every day for 10 years, it’d better be a good salad, right?”

Meanwhile Jen has the industry in a spin with her latest movie role in forthcoming comedy Horrible Bosses. Moving away from her butter-wouldn’t-melt image, Jen plays a sex-obsessed orthodontist who breaks a nail pleasuring herself while watching Dan (played by Penn Badgley) on Gossip Girl. “You won’t believe your eyes,” says an insider.

What A Lot Of Twitter Tattle!

It might go against the grain, but spare a thought for George Clooney’s non-waitress girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis, who managed to insult Jennifer Aniston on Twitter recently! The 31-year-old model is just learning the ropes on the networking site when she retweeted a pal’s comment saying that a picture of scruffy rock star Iggy Pop on the cover of Rolling Stone looked like Jennifer Aniston. Elisabetta swears she never intended to insult George’s best mate’s ex-wife, claiming she didn’t understand what it meant to retweet. “I just read on Google that I tweeted something bad about J Aniston,” she wrote. “Let me be clear, it’s a complete lie. I would never do that!” Yes, but the analogy must have tickled your fancy, luv, or are you just buttering up Brad’s current paramour for double dates?

Fame Is Love Rat Magnet!

Following in the footsteps of Cheryl, Jennifer and Kylie in the man trouble stakes is Britney Spears, whose two-year off-on relationship with her agent Jason Trawick, 38, has hit the skids. Just weeks after they announced he would no longer represent her in order “to focus on their personal relationship”, the couple were spotted rowing poolside at the Mondrian Hotel in LA last week, which ended when Britney, 28, stood up yelling the immortal words: ‘I’ve had enough!’ and stormed out without finishing her meal. Since then the rumour mill has been in full swing suggesting that he has cheated on her with his former assistant Jessica Steindorff, with US Star magazine publishing an insider as saying: “Jason has been cheating on Britney with Jessica from the beginning of their relationship. He has deceived Britney with his lies for too long, and somebody needs to tell her the truth, even if it hurts. He was always telling Jessica that he had broken up with Britney so it was okay that they were sleeping together.” What a dirty love rat!

We Want To Be In Their Gang!

This week saw the echelon of true girl power dining out in New York as Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts and Stella McCartney sat down for a boozed-up meal. The awesome foursome were at Quattro restaurant at the Trump Soho hotel for a three-hour bender before continuing on to the Bowery Hotel. An eyewitness said: “They were having a blast drinking red and white wine, especially Kate, who was laughing throughout the entire dinner. She was chatting about her mom Goldie Hawn and how more outgoing Goldie is compared to her.” Around midnight, Gwyneth called it a night, but Kate was the last woman standing at 3am. Let’s hope she wasn’t late to the NY set of her movie Something Borrowed the next day! To have been a fly on the wall…

Could Tom Have A Box Office Hit Again?

When Tropic Thunder came out back in 2008, most of us dismissed it as a boys-only action flick and went off to see Vicky Cristina Barcelona instead. However the movie is well worth a look, if only to see an unrecognisable Tom Cruise as the hilariously greedy, arrogant, psychotic movie mogul Les Grossman. In fact, the character is so good movie bosses (the real ones) have given the green light on a spin-off film based on the balding middle-aged Grossman. Tropic Thunder director and co-star Ben Stiller will co-write the screenplay and, in a tongue-in-cheek statement, Stiller claimed Grossman “recently mentored talents such as Rob Pattinson and Taylor Lautner”. Whatever, but the question on everyone’s lips is – could this be the first Tom Cruise hit since Nicole discovered hair straighteners?

Rihanna Hearts Matt

Rihanna has put her man troubles behind and is found gushing about her latest romance with baseball star Matt Kemp in the July issue of American Elle. “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.” When asked how she feels about the incident in early 2009, when her ex-boyfriend, rapper Chris Brown, allegedly gave her a black eye, she confessed: “A year ago, I was very confused, because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives – not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him – it was either/or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”

by Justine Harkness
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Justine Harkness

Justine Harkness

Now based in Los Angeles, Justine had worked for publications from Now to Look, OK! to Loaded, in the UK as well as for weekly magazines in Australia. She has written everything from in-depth celebrity interviews to covering every showbiz party, hotspot, the three ‘Fs’ (fads, fashion, fitness), awards ceremonies, travel (to Mustique, no less), you name it, for all the big magazines. A regular showbiz and lifestyle expert commentator for radio and TV, including BBC, Sky and all the terrestrial channels. There’s more, but there always is. She lives in Santa Monica with her ridiculously fluffy kitten Cookie (‘We should have called her Queen Latifah,’ she shrugs), chasing the latest celebrity stories. Justine’s mantra in life is: ‘In vodka we trust.’ She successfully out drinks many, yet is a bit of a hippy at heart. Just don’t ask her about grammar.

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  1. Do you think Brad and Jen will ever get back together….they were so made for each other!

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