Jennifer Aniston in Saint Laurent at the “Life of Crime” Premiere

Posted on August 28, 2014

Everyone always tells us that Lena Dunham is trolling the red carpet, a charge we don’t really believe for too many reasons to go into here. The only reason we bring it up is because we think the most skilled trolls are those who can’t even be identified as trolls and the very best red carpet troll of them all is Jennifer Aniston.

That’s Jennifer “Isn’t it so silly that I always have to shoot down pregnancy rumors?” Aniston:

Jennifer-Aniston-Saint-Laurent-Life-Of-Crime-Movie-Premiere-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Tom-LOrenzo-Site-TLO (1)Jennifer Aniston attends the premiere of “Life of Crime” at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California in a Saint Laurent black blazer and silver sequin mini dress paired with Saint Laurent ‘Jane’ leather chain-detail sandals.

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She can rightly be called one of the most photographed women in the world. We find it nearly impossible to believe that she didn’t know this dress totally makes her look like she’s in her second trimester.  She’s right that there’s an unbalanced eagerness to define female stars by their marriage and motherhood prospects and she’s correct to point that out, but that doesn’t preclude her from fueling that fire herself, when she wants to.

And we hate it for being so standard, and so like a million other outfits she’s worn over the years. If you’re gonna troll the red carpet, at least give us something to look at, dear.

Also: just throwing this out there. Timing is everything when you’re a master at image craft.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, IMAXTree, saksfifthavenue.com]

    • RussellH88

      Wow, she really does look pregnant.

      She has to know that, because I can’t imagine a woman willingly choosing a dress that makes her look like that.

      • mshesterp

        That first picture seriously made me think I’d missed a major announcement. She really is a master at this whole thing, even wearing basically the same version of the same dress for the last 20 years — it’s way harder than it seems (to make herself both so uninteresting and savvy at the same time), and she does it so seamlessly. Well played, Ms. A.

        • RussellH88

          Yeah, I kinda find her boring (and I didn’t like Friends) but I like her a bit more for at least trolling people.

          • Leah Elzinga

            when you think about it, if it’s intentional, it’s absolutely genius. She still works fairly steadily and is certainly lining her platinum coffers, she gets enough exposure that she’s highly employable, but she’s bland enough not to basically EVER offend. She could be the biggest freak in history, and no one would give two poops. Masterful image control.

            • Spreecord

              I recently decided that she isn’t trying to fuel rumours so much as she’s *clearly* the sort of woman who balloons up during her special time, because this sort of thing happens about every 4 weeks, it seems.

          • BayTampaBay

            I have never seen an episode of Friends. NEVER!

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              I missed the whole Friends thing, too. For some reason the series just never interested me.

            • BayTampaBay

              I was too busy watching every episode of the X-Files twice.

            • bitchybitchybitchy

              The husband and I also became rather obsessive about X-Files.

            • sundaynightaddict

              Friends is much funnier 20 years later. Try it.

    • imperfectlaura

      This does kind of look like it’s from the same collection as Hayden Panettiere’s Emmy dress.

      • Kent Roby

        Yeah, they are part of the “Look at my baby bump and my TITS!” collection at Marshalls.

        • demidaemon

          Part of the the “Ooops, I Took Off My Jacket and My Tits Fell Out” collection at Sears as well.

        • Introspective

          Marshalls?? SHADE.

    • @Biting Panda

      UGH. She bugs. She has such a pattern for this exact thing. Because you know, what she has a nearly flawless and toned body, and if God forbid, she had herself a little margarita tummy, Spanks could have smoothed it right down. It is intentional and it is cheap.

      • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

        Glad she bugs someone else, too.

      • Fuchsiaforever

        Margaritatummy! Love that!

    • Raspberry2012

      I was *just* going to point out that she dressed like this just when it was announced that Brangelina finally tied the knot? Yeah, totally trolling!

      • @Biting Panda

        To be fair, she wore this last night and I think their “press release” was today. I am not one to think she gives a shit, but she does use it all to her strategic advantage, whenever possible.

        • Kate Andrews

          I’ll bet she had some advance info.

          • Kent Roby

            Yes, though the press release was today, the wedding was Saturday; I would bet that Aniston knew about it. P.S.: Her look here, with the excessive boob exposure, just makes her look sad and desperate

            • @Biting Panda

              Fine points, all of you.

      • MoHub

        And I think one of the reasons Brad divorced her was that he wanted kids and she didn’t.

        • Jackie4g

          I think so, too. Aniston made the right choice for herself and I can’t, nor would I, blame a man who knows he wants kids.
          Edited for spelling.

        • rocketinu

          Maybe she’s just moved on – it’s been 10 years – I don’t like the dress on her, but I’m not going to throw shade at her because her ex husband got married.

        • Mrs. Julien

          I don’t know about the divorce but I do think it’s clear she doesn’t want children and knows it would be bad for her career to have said so. I am going to take the savvy image management above as confirmation.

          • http://www.lindamerrill.com/ Linda Merrill

            I’ve actually wondered if it’s possible she can’t have children, or was challenged, and Brad moved along because he did want them. Maybe she wasn’t interested in adopting or going through all the physical trials of in-vitro and other hormone related treatments. Who knows. I recall she said something early on that he was missing an empathy gene, or something like that. Pretty much the only comment she ever made. In any event, whether it’s by choice or chance, she’s always handled it well by never saying anything about it – which infuriates the mass media and gossip trolls no end. Something she probably loves to do.

      • decormaven

        Bet your bottom dollar she knew before the press brief was released. All the players involved are professionals- no one wants egg on the collective face. As to whether she’s pregnant or not, I have no clue. But that first shot sure had me do a double take.

        • http://fibonaccisequins.storenvy.com/ Danielle

          She would absolutely have asked to be clued in by someone’s publicist. There’s almost nothing worse than hearing big news like that from some stranger.

          • demidaemon

            I’m pretty certain all the publicists talk to each other. So it probably made its way down the grapevine to her.

            • stonecoldcuddlewhore

              and I think their agents are both at CAA which means they aboslutely 100% would know what’s going on.

            • demidaemon

              EXACTLY.

        • ailujailuj

          yup. girl PAYS for that intel. they all do.

    • Lex

      She rarely dresses in such unflattering clothing. While the dress is her normal boring wear, it really does make her look pregnant!

    • marlie

      As much as I can’t stand her, I really hope that she nails it fashion-wise for this pole dance, just as a big old “f you.” And this… isn’t a good start.

      • Kent Roby

        An “f you” to whom?

        • marlie

          I’m guessing Brad and Angie. Assuming this getup here is at least partially in response to their announcement.

          • Kent Roby

            I can’t imagine that they are the slightest bit concerned about Aniston a decade later.

          • BayTampaBay

            She should take a page out of the Lady Diana playbook for “f@#* you” dresses and dressing. Remember the dress Lady Di wore to Summer Serpentine Gallery Party on the night for the Prince Charles television interview? That was a Ceelo Green “Forget You” dress if there ever was one.

            • Kent Roby

              To your point, if one is dressing in an “F You” manner (though I don’t really think Aniston is), then one strives to look better, not worse! I hope this whole get-up was a case of her seeing the dress on the runway, thinking “I usually look good in that silhouette”, and throwing it on without realizing that it is so unflattering.

            • Imasewsure

              It may also be a case of “I see myself as I used to look” not as she looks now… she’s a great looking woman but this is not a dress for anyone over 40 (or even 30?)… hope she finds a new style soon!!

    • Amykl

      Ultimate chess game:

      Friends “Central Perk” pop up café announced
      Brangelina announces marriage
      Poor Me Aniston wears maternity dress.
      Your move, Ange.

      • frannyprof

        Be Me or Do Me chess?! I like it!

      • Kent Roby

        Angie is too busy adopting the world, enjoying marital bliss, and being named the Universe’s Most Beautiful Woman to spend a moment worrying about Brad’s desperate ex.

        • ShaoLinKitten

          Right? It’s weird how people seem to think they all still care about each other. How often do people really think or worry about someone they broke up with 10 years ago? I mean, I guess some people hold onto stuff like that. I hope Jennifer Aniston isn’t. I suspect, if she is playing up a prego bump, it’s strictly for personal gain and not because she actually gives a crap that Brad and Angie got married.

          • Amykl

            Oh I agree. None of the three give a crap, its all their publicists keeping them in the news.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              Angelina Jolie doesn’t have a publicist. She is her own publicist, and she’s a genius at it. If you’re interested in her image management, Google the Buzzfeed article by Anne Helen Peterson called “Angelina Jolie’s Perfect Game.” It does not disparage her, only illuminates some of the machinations behind her remarkable image transformation from wild child to St. Angie.

            • Greeniano

              Thanks. That is a great article. I recommend it the rest of you BKs. It both adds to our whole “Be me or Do me” conversation, it also explains why my feelings about St Angie and her life choices are so very confused.

            • Amykl

              Yes, but Brad does. Cindy Guagenti.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              Yeah, so that’s interesting, right? How does that work? Underlying the Peterson article is the implication that Angie and Brad fell in love, and a lot of what happened later was image damage control. I wonder, though, if Angie recruited Brad onto her Hollywood image juggernaut: scandalous relationship turns into true love, the hottest two people in Hollywood find each other irresistible, unite forces to make babies, do good, and make movies… it seems like a genius publicity move. Yet I also feel deeply cynical for reducing them to that. Who knows? I’m waiting for Shiloh’s tell all autobiography in a few decades….

        • rocketinu

          You’ve talked to her?

          • Kent Roby

            I’ve talked to her exactly as often as those on this site who are convinced that Angie has no other concern than what Jenn is up to, lol.

        • Constant Reader

          Except that whenever the media takes a break from comparing Brad & Angie’s glittering life to “Jen: Unlucky In Love Again,” Brad does another interview talking about that dark, terrible time when his life had no meaning or direction and not one day held any happiness… and then a week later he cheated on his then-wife with Angelina (that part is glossed over, of course) and angels started singing in the heavens, baby unicorns were born, and joy reigned supreme.

          Personally, I think the occasional trolling to get focus off the whole “Jennifer: Childless and Loveless” — which is undoubtedly about to hit a supermarket checkout counter near all of us inside a week — and onto something of her devising is genius.

        • FibonacciSequins

          And writing/producing/directing movies.

    • Anna

      She is ready to acquire a child now, people!

      As someone who is famous for showing off how toned she is, in the first photo she really looks like she’s slouching on purpose to enhance the baby bump effect.

      • @Biting Panda

        Only someone with a perfect body would strive to give droopy boobies and a tummy pooch.

        • Anna

          I’m surprised she just didn’t go ahead and put her hand approximately around her “belly,” really give it the full effect.

          • Kent Roby

            I’m surprised she didn’t wear a “Baby On Board” sequined t-shirt and push a stroller full of eco-friendly baby clothes.

            • Anna

              Don’t give her any more ideas! She’s obviously got a copy of TLo’s book in her clutch, right :-)

            • Imasewsure

              The “Baby on Board” shirt would be awesome but I don’t suspect she has enough of a sense of humor for that… would be fantastic though if she did….

      • myandyleigh

        I know, right? She is slouching AND pooching her stomach out. It is an unnatural stance, and uncharacteristic of how she usually stands. She is doing that shit on purpose. I am amused.

        Her legs look smashing, too, so she looks pregnant AND glorious. Extra points for the twofer.

        I read LaineyGossip all the time, not because I care all that much about the lives of the rich and famous, but because I am fascinated with the way it all works, this promotion and entertainment stuff. Lainey’s good at explaining the plot and machinations, showing how it’s done and then always enjoys the outcome. One of her pet peeves is celebrities who will complain about paparazzi, exploitation and privacy and then turn around and call the paps when they take a stroll through a parking lot in a designer outfit. They want the paps to show up when they need a boost but not when it’s inconvenient. She points to the Brange ability to keep their business tight. If they don’t want you to know they’re getting married then you won’t know, not until they tell you. You won’t know Angie has had her breasts removed and rebuilt until they’re already out there for everyone to see and you’ll have your heartstrings pulled and your conscience raised, etc. How Lainey describes the timing, the thought process that goes into it all, it’s kind of staggering.

        So if Jenn wants to punk us all on pregnancy I say fine, go for it. I will certainly be entertained, just not in the way she expects.

        • Anna

          The whole thing was orchestrated masterfully, I’ll give them that. I personally did actually like Brad and Jen as a couple, but rapidly stopped giving any fucks about their three-ring circus not long after their whole situation erupted.

          With regards to this specific scenario, I can appreciate them keeping their shit tight for however long it suited them and then timing their announcement for maximum impact. As another Kitten pointed out above, they all benefit from their respective roles they’ve created.

          • myandyleigh

            I’ve always liked Jenn just fine and I thought she and Brad made a cute couple. As I said, I’m not that interested in celebrity gossip per se, so I didn’t feel particularly invested in the whole divorce/Angie hookup stuff, but I am interested in the way they’ve handled it. And I think Brange is a good couple, too, I think they bring out the better, more interesting parts of each other, which is what a good marriage should do. So I’m fine with this entertaining turn of events, and I wish all of them well. And I agree that they all benefit here, it’s a win/win for all of them. Look at all the publicity. They all must be pleased.

            • Anna

              It’s true, I would say that the behind-the-scenes machinations are the most interesting things about them to me. I am indifferent to liking them fine as actors, but that’s just my personal preference. Can’t help but wonder if the three of them get together and just go, “MWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!” at the sensation they continue to cause and how the general public still happily eats it all up.

    • Daisy Walker

      Hate everything about this look, including the wearer.

      ETA: I take that back–her nail polish is okay.

    • Janet B

      Brava

    • Emily Giovanni

      I really like that jacket!

      • evave2

        Isn’t the jacket shown with the dress on Jennifer different from the one on the model? I like the longer one on the model (personally) but I also think the way Jennifer was wearing it was more stylish. But I really like the one on the model (I have muffin hips and can use the extra coverage).

    • DuBey2

      TLo, I get the timing — thanks for that link! Even I got THAT cultural reference. Just wondering what day/nite exactly DID she perform this troll?

      • ConnieBV

        I’d be curious, too. I assume it was last night…. I saw her on Kimmel Tuesday? and she didn’t look preggo then.

    • Maryanne525

      I can see how looking in the mirror at home it may not have looked the same – EVERYTHING looks different when it’s bathing in the light of a thousand flashbulbs, (especially in the first picture, wow!) but yeah. It doesn’t matter how toned you are, a shapeless dress is going to give off the appearance that you look bigger than you really are, no matter what size you are.

      • Leah Elzinga

        bigger and pregnant aren’t necessarily the same though.

    • frannyprof

      She’s so not preggo. If she were, she wouldn’t be wearing those heels. Also, I recall several photo ops where she’s had her hand strategically placed on her belly, a la Hayden Panitierre. She knows how to play the game, all right.

      • marlie

        I don’t think the heels have anything to do with it. We see preynant ladystars in sky-high heels on this site all of the time. But I agree that I don’t think she’s pregnant.

        • evave2

          She always wears the most torturous looking nude sandals. Her feet look like torture victims who are screaming for help.

    • Kate Andrews

      Heh. It’s so entertaining — both sides. I don’t think she’s pregnant, and I hate to say it, but it’s time to invest in a good bra.

      • MoHub

        One should neveer “hate to say” a woman needs a good bra.

        • Kate Andrews

          I know. I mean, I’ve needed one since puberty!

    • TRSTL

      “Oh, THEY got married, did they? BAM! Focus back to me……….” LOL!

    • Delmekia Flannigan

      What? So you telling me she ain’t pregnant. I thought I missed a big announcement. This type of trolling makes me dislike her a little bit (more).

    • gingerella

      I don’t know if this is desperate, brilliant, or wildly cynical. I guess it could be all three. I guess it’s no coincidence also that she did a tell-some interview with Carson Daly last week about the immense pressure she feels to get pregnant.

      • Gatto Nero

        It smacks of desperation to me. But then so do most of her appearances.
        Plus she has worn that too-short, too-low-cut look to death.

      • Kitten Mittons

        “tell-some interview”

        Brilliant phrase.

        • demidaemon

          Indeed. I am sensing a new coinage for the TLo dictionary.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I hope so. It would be ever so useful.

    • rockin robin

      However good she is at playing the rumor mill game, wow is this an unflattering look. She is usually better at that, at least.

    • MilaXX

      Ha! I can’t do anymore than nod in agreement at this whole post.

    • queeniethebold

      Another (like Taylor Swift) very boring, very whitebreadwithvanillasauce person. ZZZZZzzzzzzzz.

      Her face looks different.

    • Anglow

      My only objection to Jennifer Aniston is her consistently unexciting nude face and lips. Color!!! Please!!!!’

    • Leah Elzinga

      I’m probably going to regret this, but I’m calling it: that’s a baby bump. The boobs, the placement of the bump… Even if she was SERIOUSLY slouching, it would be a stretch to make that shape. And to be clear, I mean her specifically, I’m making that shape just by leaning over my morning coffee.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Except that I’ve been sure in the past that she was pregnant based on something she wore and been wrong. She is genius at making it look like maybe she’s pregnant. Hence: trolling.

        • Kent Roby

          Does anyone ever really step out of the shower and say “Alrighty, now for something to make my toned stomach look big and my normally-perky boobs look saggy. Yes, this is the one!”? If it is intentional, then the poor gal has some really serious psychological pathology going on, like on the level of bunny-boiling.

          • ShaoLinKitten

            Nah. I don’t see it that way. You have to remember that celebrities don’t think or behave the way we do. They are selling a product, and the product is them–not just their acting, but the entire perception of their selfhood. They’re like a website that gets funding from page views. Doesn’t matter why you’re looking at her, if it’s with love, disdain, curiosity, whatever. If you’re looking at her and talking about her, that is success.

            So Brad and Angie get married, she wears a slightly baggy dress, and PRESTO! She gets more attention. Sure, that may be pathological, but Brad and Angie do it too. Most celebrities do it to some extent, and the more famous they are, they more they have to manufacture and maintain an image. So while Jen may be pathological for this calculated move, it’s not because she cares about Brad and Angie. It’s because it works for her. It helps her career. Thus, the entire Hollywood fame machine is pathological, but we love it, so eh. Enjoy. I sure do. And that’s my take on it.

            • formerlyAnon

              Yeah, I lean to this view.

              (Not that it matters what I think. But this meeting is dull and I’m at the back of the room.)

            • Kent Roby

              Attention seeking? Oh, sure, I get that. But I think she wore this dress thinking that she looks hot and sexy in it, not to get people to talk about how terrible she looks.

            • ShaoLinKitten

              I have no idea what she was thinking. Neither do you. We are speculating that she picked it thinking, “This will make me look pregnant.” That’s not the same as hot and sexy.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Oh, don’t be ridiculous.

            That would assume she knows how to boil water. She probably just throws them in the freezer.

            • formerlyAnon

              O.k. I chuckled out loud.

    • LadyVimes

      But…is she pregnant? Her level of trolling has gone beyond my sensors. I have no data.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      It would be awesome timing if she announced her pregnancy shortly after Brad and Angie got married. Sometimes I wonder if all three of them aren’t in cahoots. They all get plenty of publicity anytime one of them (or their cronies) mentions the other. Money can’t even buy that sort of ongoing gossip publicity. Because honestly, after all this time, can any of them truly care emotionally about the others’ exploits? It’s been almost ten years. I imagine they’re all over it by now. The only thing that keeps it going is how titillated everyone is by it. They have a symbiotic relationship. Maybe it just amuses me to think they all conspire to keep this feud alive in the public memory.

    • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

      So, I have been confused, because I thought Jolie and Pitt had been married for some time, and all this new “MARRIED!” talk doesn’t enthrall me.

      I feel like whatever work Aniston’s having done is slowly turning her into SJP without the nose.

      These are my bitchy comments for the day. I reserve my bitter kitten right to have more.

    • Margaret Grace

      I love the shorter hair and darker color! This is such a snooze look for her but at least she put a jacket on top of her sparkly slip. I dunno, I irrationally love her AND Angelina Jolie. I don’t get why people have to pick sides. It’s been, like, ten years, and they are just in such different categories style-wise, lifestyle-wise and career-wise (and probably personality-wise) that I don’t think it even makes sense to compare them.
      I think Jennifer would be more fun to hang out with though. We’d go paddle boarding and hang out on her beach, and you KNOW she’s got the best weed.

    • James

      I never understood what people saw in this woman. Even less so when Friends ended and her career was what it was. I do hope she’s not reduced to doing this due to Brad and Angie getting hitched because that’d be just sad and I don’t wish that on anyone.

      • BayTampaBay

        I would really like to know the truth about what really happened with Jennifer, Brad and Angelina. I know it is none of my business but I would really like to know.

        • Snailstsichr

          He’s from Joplin and Jennifer is exactly the kind of woman a nice boy from Joplin would want to marry. He met Angelina and realized he wasn’t just a boy from Joplin anymore. (Basing this entirely on thinking about boys from Joplin I know.)

    • Violentcello

      Swap the blazer for a leather jacket and hike up the neckline and this would be pretty fabulous.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        Agree. ;The only part I hate is the sad cleavage. Fix that, a cooler jacket, and she’s fine.

    • NMMagpie

      This just looks sloppy to me. The bust line is waaay too low and the jacket gives this a definite walk of shame feel. I like the shoes, though.

    • Little_Olive

      The eye makeup is way too harsh and the hair is way too straight.
      Other than that, I’m thankful it’s not yet another strapless sheath.

    • Sara Brams-Miller

      She bores me.

    • IMNAngryLiberal

      Hate the dress, love Jenn and the jacket. The first shot does make her look preggo, but to be fair, that also could be an “I broke down and ordered my In N’ Out on a BUN” tummy. I have no idea whether, after 10 years) there is still bad feeling among Brad, Angie, and Jenn, but I always thought that every time Brad shows up on the red carpet looking as though he is auditioning for the role of “Armpit” in the all-star movie “The Body”, Jenn must feel in warm glow in her probably not pregnant stomach.

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      You guys are on some next level analysis -ish right here. It’s like I’m reading Sociological Images, but about celebrities.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      What I want to know is why does she keep getting cast in movies?

      • BayTampaBay

        Because her movies make money????? Can’t think of another reason.

        • formerlyAnon

          That’s the only reason needed. Ever. For any of ‘em.

    • Vegas Girl

      Are we absolutely sure she’s not pregnant? Because, I mean – her stomach is normally flat. Can that really be just a bad dress? Side note – I’m pretty indifferent on her & the ex, but people who say she can’t act should see Derailed. Or, maybe I was just blinded by Clive Owen, but that movie is so great.

    • Skippymom1

      She’s NOT pregnant? Really? That’s impossible – no dress wears that bad or photographs so poorly as to make a woman look like she is in her “second trimester” [TLo].She has some legs, but if she isn’t pregnant, then she has some photos to burn.

    • RescueMe23

      I love her and always thought she was really beautiful. In my ethically-addled moral compass she’ll always be the “wronged woman.” I’ll never be an Angelina fan to me she is hard and cold. I could never understand how Brad could leave Jennifer for her. But that’s me, and my opinion. Not that its important.

      • conniemd

        Oh gads. She’s precisely on my irrational hate list for that reason. Wah, wah, poor little me. I think she always plays that same character in her rom coms. She is so full of angst and helpless that if I accidentally happen to catch a movie with her in it I want to reach through the screen and slap her, saying “deal with it.”

        • RescueMe23

          Huh! I don’t think SHE feels that way at all – that’s just the way I feel – me – myself – me personally. I loved her in that last movie she did with Adam Sandler – but we all have our favorites as well as the ones we don’t like!

          • Tuneful54

            I liked the one in which she has a gay male best friend. She’s a good comedienne. The lifestyle and image she chooses though make her come off as an airhead.

        • BayTampaBay

          I like her with Ben Affleck in “He Just Not that In To You”. I think she has talent but has never chosen roles to demonstrate and/or show off said talent.

      • BayTampaBay

        I read somewhere (Inquirer, Star, InTouch???) that Angelina is “hard & Cold” whereas Jennifer is an “Ice Princess”.

      • Truthiness2U

        I feel the spouse is the one that actually cheated, so if there is any ire to be had (and I think it depends on the circumstances, frankly) they should be the ones to get it. We all have our different opinions on it, which is cool.

        • Wink

          I agree that the spouse (Brad, in this case) bears the responsibility if there’s cheating. Angelina, although she is beautiful, did not ‘seduce’ Brad into doing something that he didn’t want to do. He is an adult and he made his choice.

          • Truthiness2U

            The only time I think the cheatee, not the cheater has as much responsibility as the spouse, is when they have their own relationship that they are then violating by being with that person. So if the cheatee is a friend or family member, then they suck as much -if not more than the spouse. At least that’s my take on it.

    • BlairBear

      wow i guess gay marriage passed universally if brad and angie got married. or they are full of shit

      • evave2

        Well it’s been overturned everywhere anybody brings a case, I think the Supreme Court will rule this year (not that I KNOW that) that there is no civil reason for a ban.

        Did you think they should get married AFTER the Supreme Court rules again? People can get married in Oklahoma (I know some jurisdictions are still holding up the licenses but I really feel it’ll be over with by the end of the year. Yippee!) and that is pretty indicative of the way things are falling out. So I think they did hold out “until” but I also read that their kids REALLY wanted them to get married. Of course, all of this is from the idiot mags so I am only marginally informed.

        • BlairBear

          The only reason I say that is they kept saying they wouldn’t get married until everyone could. A decision I totally respect but the fact they decided to get married before that happened suggest they took that stance for positive spin and were hesitating to get married for other reasons.

    • LibKat

      She’s been on my irrational hate list for years. Don’t know why. I’ve never seen an episode of Friends or one of her movies. I’m not a Brangelina apologist. (Adultery is wrong, period.) But whenever I see her picture I want to yell at it. Today I want to yell, “I don’t care how much pilates you do, after 40 your breasts need support!”

    • Froggae

      Ugh, must we buy into these 3 master STUNT QUEENS’ little obvious games? All 3 of them use their “private” personal lives to promote themselves and their projects and to boost their Q ratings. All 3 of them have profited mightily from this 10 year triangle. All 3 of them are laughing all the way to the bank as we ponder how much one is bothered by the other.

      The dress is right in her wheelhouse, and thus boring. Whether the belly is from a little more pot/booze than usual or a fetus, well we’ll know for sure in a few months’ time, so who gives a shit.

      • ShaoLinKitten

        I wish I could like your comment more than once. I totally agree in all respects.

      • Truthiness2U

        I don’t think Angelina and Brad needed the extra publicity, they seemed to be doing fine before they go together. And Brad and Angelina also both have actual talent, so can actually put out decent movies (once and a while). I don’t think either one of them needed the so-called triangle to laugh to the bank. And to be fair to Jennifer, I don’t think she fueled all those ‘HOMEWRECKER vs. Poor Jenn’ stories in the tabs. And Friends had her financially set for life

        I don’t think any of them really are milking the stories about them, not the least of which is that they didn’t need to. The cult of personality/media is a self-generating (and profitable for the people running that) machine. At least that’s my opinion. Mileage.

        That being said, I totally agree about the dress being both very done by her, and very boring.

    • FibonacciSequins

      Those shoes again. Even People did a story on their red-carpet popularity.

      Jen has to do something to keep people talking about her. She doesn’t have Brad anymore and she doesn’t have a personality. It seems that all people are interested in is her uterus.

    • ashtangajunkie

      Her face and hair look great here, but the lady has never met a stiletto-shaped torture device that she didn’t love.

    • enchanted216

      That first picture is unfortunate.
      From what I understand, she and Brad are friendly. They are business partners.
      The conjecture is silly. I like her, and I like Friends. Still watch the reruns :)

    • Nancy Arseneault-Heald

      I don’t know… maybe she just had a big lunch and wanted to obscure the resultant poochy belly?

    • Eva_baby

      I don’t irrationally hate her for being rich, continuously making ‘meh’ movies, having been publicly cheated on by over-rated ex-spouse with his over-rated new spouse, or having no sense of ‘wow’ style.

      I actually don’t like or dislike her.

      But I would love her forever if she was wearing a fake baby-bump just to fuck with everybody’s heads who somehow thinks she needs a baby to make her life complete. I really would!

      • Froggae

        This, OMG. I would love her if she went all out Kaufman and wore fake baby bumps of various sizes at random appearances. Hell, I wish there was any major profile woman willing to do that.

      • Glammie

        Let’s face it, if she did that, she wouldn’t be a meh personaity.

    • yllas

      If she ever DOES get pregnant, her stans from the tabloid world will implode! She is boring, she has nothing. I think she makes movies out of ennui. her movies are very low cost, unremarkable, but consistently make a small profit, Her fans are sad fat young mothers who push a cart through Walmart dreaming of the fabulous life “Jen” must lead, which would be ever so much more fulfilling if ONLY “Jen” would get pregnant! (just like them!) A darling little baby for her to care for! Just like them! They imagine the wonderful nursery, and chuckle at the thought of JA getting up in the middle of the night for feedings, and long to see her out and about, having lost the baby weight in a week, pushing a Cadillac of a stroller. As if. If Jennifer Aniston ever did have a baby at her advanced age, she would be like Carol Burnett on “As The Stomach Turns” and come home and put it in the umbrella stand, lol. Raised by nannies!

      • Joanna

        Wow. I think you’ve used up the world’s allotment of judgment today.

        • yllas

          So F’ing WHAT? Everyone ELSE here is as judgmental as hell, why can’t I be?

          • Joanna

            “Her fans are fat young mothers.” Classy. And possibly a body snark, which is impermissible on this site.

    • http://instagram.com/nevareese International Model

      She’s a lock for a Barbra Striesand biopic, right?

    • Frank_821

      It’s interesting all the buzz and talk here since this really is more of a discussion for the Be Me Do Me site.

      Let’s face it everyone knows she looks pregnant in this dress and of course she wore it to cause a stir. Sadly it’s not that special of a dress. it is what it is. Silly she’s aping the runway look.

      The question is whether she’s clever enough to time it with Brad and Angie’s wedding. Personally I don’t think she is clever enough or vindictive enough to come up with the idea. It has been almost 10 years and Brad has been longer with “the other woman” than with “the wife”.

      However I wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea Handler put the idea in her head. Now, she is clever and vindictive enough to do it. Chelsea never stops referring to Angelina as a homewrecker

      On a personal note I’m kind of indifferent to both women for different reasons. Angie is a movie star who has a larger than life persona that I’ve grown use to. Whatever she does simply does not phase me. I neither condemn her nor sanctify her. Jen to me was a major tv star that tried to hard to be a “movie star” and never quite managed like the rest of the Friends Cast. She’s a competent actress who really does not have that special quality to be a film star.

      Whatever people think of the 2 women clearly Angie has had a provide effect on Brad that Jen didn’t. And from what Brad has said in interviews that effect was a very positive one on the way he runs his life. These days it’s less about all performing military tactics to avoid the paparazzi and more about leading a good life and leaving a positive imprint

      • Glammie

        Pretty much. I was mildly interested when it all happened, but it was a long time ago. Can’t imagine everyone actually involved hasn’t gone on with their own lives. Infidelity in Hollywood? Who’d a thunk it? Brangelina seems to work pretty well and the pile o kids and global criss-crossing lends them that larger-than-life appeal. They live like stars that way.

        I suppose the story hangs around mostly because Jennifer Aniston hasn’t gone onto Chapter Two by marrying someone else, so that leaves her in a permanent woman-scorned position as far as tabloids are concerned, no matter what the reality is.

      • demidaemon

        This does read more as a Chelsea stunt than a Jen stunt (reading any of her books will show you that Miss Handler loves a good prank and a troll, and this would be an epic one).

    • hoopoeofhope

      Her smile in the first picture is so dead and empty it’s actually quite sinister.

    • HummerGirl

      She’s getting too old for pregnancy rumors, amirite?

      • Glammie

        Yes and no. Huge drop-off in fertility after 42. If she’s pregs it A) probably took help and B) possibly a donor egg. I’ve known a couple of women who managed to get naturally pregs at 44-45, but it’s pretty rare. I think if JA’s gone this long without a kid, she doesn’t want one. She’s rich and financially stable as a result of Friends and her film career has been pretty level for years. Not like she couldn’t afford childcare.

    • CT14

      Unlike so many stars who look as though they’ve forgotten their pants, Ms. Aniston likes to shake it up by wearing a dress that looks like she simply hiked her skirt up to her shoulders with those little loopys used to hang it up.

    • holla

      I bet that all 3 are really friends secretly because they have made amends years ago, but they keep a really tight lid on it and tell their publicists they don’t care about what the other team is doing, which then translates to they still hate each other and fuels tabloid sales (which in they own stock) to keep themselves relevant, lease we should ever forget the 3. We will still be talking about this in another 10 or 20 years. well played!

    • formerlyAnon

      Doesn’t hurt that, for her, she looks excellent. At least half the time I think she looks a bit haggard or tired or just not-as-polished-as-she-can-be. Her look may be same-old same-old, except for the faux-bump, but in this set of photos she’s at the top of her sleek & well-maintained game.

    • girliecue

      Sorry, but I can’t buy her being a mastermind of anything. Her greatest talent is managing to look like the victim in any situation. She never says she’s the victim, but by golly that’s exactly what she winds up looking like and millions rush to her defense. She’s accidentally sympathetic.

      But back to her out. It IS standard but it’s also cute and standard-life me would wear it to a standard event in a heartbeat.

    • Laura Livingston

      I love the idea of this look but it’s badly fitted on both Jen and the model. I hate the toe-screpancy.

    • Sofia

      i cannot stand this woman but i always marvel at how well-groomed her feet are. that hint of sparkle screams rich bitch constant pampering

    • http://tvblogster.blogspot.com Boop

      She looks pregnant to me. It’s not her at all – she looks great – and as any woman know – we all have organs and stuff. But that first photo – the trick of the light against the shine of her dress – really made me think that she was pregnant. Is she pregnant? Have I missed a newsflash? (Also – I know the former assistant to Jen/Brad when they were married. Jen is a horror. Brad is actually a good guy. Angelina came along when Brad likely had enough. Don’t buy into the all American girl victim BS. At least that what I’ve been told.)

      • Glammie

        Given that JA’s in her 40s and hasn’t done the kid thing (a la Theron and Bullock) and Brad’s done the mega-kid thing, I’m not sure why people still act as if this was the break-up shock of all time. Some people really, really want kids. Some people don’t. IMO, it’s better if people on opposite sides of the kid fence go their own ways. I’m not sure why the Pitt-Aniston break-up is still such a big deal–seemed like a pretty Hollywood break-up. And, for whatever reasons, Pitt and Jolie seem to have a life together they like.

        Clearly, I didn’t watch enough Friends episodes to care the right way about this.

    • suzq

      The outfit looks way better on her than it does on the model. The model looks like she just visited a thrift store.

      • Snailstsichr

        The model looks like the heels fell off her shoes and they made her stand on tip toes to give the illusion of wearing heels. My calves and toes ache looking at her.

    • YeahYeahFashion

      #TeamAnistonAllDayEveryDay Love that dress, interesting she kept similar styling with the jacket, only shorter length. Hate those shoes they look like Charlotte Russe specials.

    • Imasewsure

      I’m sure other BKs have mentioned this but I thought she was punking us with a fake belly… even so, this outfit is bad bad bad…

    • ElaineMarie34

      I think she looks great. She doesn’t depart from her look but she knows what suits her. I don’t care if she’s trolling or not – the narrative around her regarding Brad/Angelina is beyond insulting to her intelligence and hard work and agency as a person (not here, obviously, but in the gossip-industrial complex), regardless of whether you like her choices or think she’s talented.

      • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

        She gets called out a lot for continuing to mention Brad & Co. in interviews, but when those questions are posed, she’s damned if she does (answer them) and damned if she doens’t. And I bet if the reporters were told ahead of time that she wouldn’t be answering questions about her ex, they’d spin that into “Jen Still Too Distraught To Discuss Shocking Split From Love Of Her Life, Brad Pitt”.

    • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

      I bet she eats three burgers before every red carpet to achieve that perfect “is she? isn’t she?” bulge.

    • Truthiness2U

      I would gain a huge amount of respect for Jennifer is she really is punking with a fake belly. That would be A+ trolling, and as such, I would approve.

      But still despise those shoes (not her fault, but they are horrible). Can’t wait for that trend to DIE! And sparkly, short, neutral coloured dress. Yaaawwn. I think that Jennifer deserves to have her own “of course” by now.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Be funny if Brad and Angie got married because she’s expecting *again*.

    • Tee

      If I spent $1,095 for a pair of stilettos, I would hope they had room for all of my toes.

    • titaness25

      She’s…not? I thought she was wearing it to announce her future bouncing bundle of baby joy. Dang that dress is unflattering.

    • demidaemon

      WUT. I can’t even with this shit.

    • understateddiva

      My theory is that she’s wearing a sparkly fabric, possibly cut on the bias, that has been half-assedly altered to be as short as it is on the model. Thus it’s sitting weirdly on her body (very familiar to me as a short gal – necklines go down to my belly-button, hip darts float randomly on my legs, etc) I say accident of bad tailoring highlighted by a million flashbulbs, and nothing more.

    • Sabina Kallstrom

      Soooo many haters. I applaud if she is trolling. Get it girl. At least she has a sense of humor!

    • ailujailuj

      (furiously taking notes)… will this be on the BMODM test?

    • Sunnykm

      I give her props for her shoes. She always keeps it classy and never wore the horrible bear traps.

    • Big Bear

      Awful. It’s like she hated the dress but didn’t have time to change so threw on an old jacket she found in a dustbin.

    • velomango

      So…I’m woefully uninformed – what does it mean to be a “red carpet troll”? Please help this precious unborn fawn.

    • dschubba

      Conspicuous tummy aside, I dig this look.