Jennifer Aniston is adopting a new dog.
The ‘Marley and Me’ actress – who was left devastated by the death of her beloved pet pooch Norman last year – has decided to start 2012 off in style by getting a new canine friend.
A source told America’s Star magazine: “Jennifer decided to give herself a New Year’s present to start the year off right – a new dog.
“She has been in mourning since Norman died.”
After visiting the Utah-based Best Friends Animal Society, Jennifer, 42, fell in love with a shepherd mix and wants to give the dog a loving family.
The source added: “Jen is ready to give another needy dog a home.”
Last year, Jennifer – who is dating actor Justin Theroux – got a tattoo in homage to Norman, by having his name tattooed on the inside of her right foot.
Explaining the inking she said: “That’s my dog. My baby who just passed away.
“I never thought that would ever happen. It’s just my way to pay homage to him – forever.”
Norman, a Welsh corgi-terrier mix, accompanied Jennifer – who also has a white German Shepherd named Dolly – everywhere, including on film location shoots, but he passed away last May due to complications from his old age.
Let’s hear if for fox-force Five!
The directors of the Lifetime tearjerker, including—maybe you’ve heard of them—Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keys, are in the running for a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries for their work on the five-vignette drama about cancer patients and their families.
And they, along with codirectors Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, are the only women nominated in their category. (And all of the other TV categories in the DGA Awards field are mostly populated by men, as well.)
Well, Demi, turns out 2011 wasn’t all a bust!
Three years ago, Jennifer Aniston was crowned the most desired body in the annual Hollywood’s Hottest Looks survey, compiled by Beverly Hills plastic surgeons Richard W. Fleming M.D. and Toby G. Mayer, M.D.
Then … came the drought.
In 2010 singer Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson grabbed the top spot. Last year Aniston came in a close second to supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
But in 2012, it is again all about the “Friends” star, who topped the 15th annual Most Desired Female Body category at the age of 42, leaving 20-something stars Bar Rafaeli and Shakira in her dust.
Jennifer Aniston might be loved up with new man Justin Theroux, but that doesn’t mean that the actress has forgotten what heartache in the public eye feels like and that’s why she’s helping her pal Demi Moore get over her recent break-up.
The Friends star split up with Brad Pitt in 2005 amid rumours of a cheating scandal and now, she’s helping Demi get over her split with husband of six years Ashton Kutcher.
Jen has even offered the use of her yoga instructor Mandy Ingber and her private chefs Jewels and Jill Elmore, to help get her mind and body in top shape.
“Jen knows better than anyone what it’s like to have a break-up in the public eye,” a pal told Now magazine.
They also added: “Demi feels publicly humiliated and Jen can totally empathise. She’s read every self-help book out there and helped Demi compose the announcement of her split.”
Demi and Jen became friends as they co-directed Five, which was the series of short films about breast cancer that they had been promoting when Ashton allegedly cheated with 23-year-old Sara Leal.
This is an “in honour” holiday greeting card. A donation was made in the name of the recipient to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Best Friends Animal Society.
And the sender(s)?
“Jen & Justin”. As in Aniston and Theroux. And if that’s not cosy enough for you, I’m told that there are two linked “Js” on the cover…
Like, when you link your twin initials, you know it’s Love For Life.
Jennifer Aniston beat every single famous lady (past and present) out there in a recent MensHealth.com poll, which anointed her the Hottest Woman of All Time.
At the very top of the list of 100 ladies, the 42-year-old Horrible Bosses star bested Raquel Welch (#2), Marilyn Monroe (#3), Britney Spears (#4) and Madonna (#5). Angelina Jolie — love to Aniston’s ex-husband Brad Pitt — landed at number 10.
“Funny is sexy, and Jennifer Aniston is funny,” explains the site of Aniston’s coup. “Her down-to-earth persona makes her seem attainable. . . And her all-too-human love life off screen inspires sympathy that not even a string of bland romantic comedies can diminish. Other sex symbols drift toward one-dimensionality, becoming flat icons in the process, but throughout her career Aniston has remained sexy, funny, and unmistakably real.”
Aniston spoke with the site about the sexy honor — and names her own “hottest woman” pick.
“It’s a tie between Brigitte Bardot and Gloria Steinem,” Aniston says of the French screen siren and the feminist hero. “But if I had to choose one, I’d say Gloria because, well, she’s the full package. That’s sexy.”
The Friends alum — who is now hot and heavy with beau Justin Theroux — also dishes on what she finds sexiest in a man.
“Sexiest thing about a man—other than abs—is if he can make me laugh, has compassion, kindness, and an accurately sized ego.
Jennifer Aniston wraps her arms around pal Chelsea Handler at the Glamour 2011 Women of the Year Awards held at Carnegie Hall on Monday (November 7) in New York City.
The 42-year-old actress presented her pal The Queen of the Night award at the big event. Chelsea, 36, is the only female late night talk show host to have a successful run!
“My mouth has gotten me in trouble my entire life. I just happen to be making a career out of it,” Chelsea told Glamour of her success. “Irreverent would be a good word to describe me.”
FYI: Jennifer is wearing a Versace dress, Celine shoes, and Fred Leighton jewels. Chelsea is wearing Stella McCartney.
I’ve updated the gallery with photos of Jennifer at a ‘Five’ press conference in Century City on Tues. (Oct 18th). Enjoy!
Jennifer attended Elle’s Women in Hollywood Tribute tonight (Oct 17th), to honor various female achievements in film.
Jennifer was honored at the event along with other actresses! Check out the gorgeous photos in the gallery!
Jennifer Covers ELLE magazine’s November 2011 Women In Hollywood issue! The issue hits news stands on Oct 18th! I’ll have scans posted as soon as I can get the issue!