Hollywood is all about making money. In order to do that, studios weigh in a lot of factors. Some of them being which actresses are the most bankable, who’s right for the part or which lady is the current “IT” actress of the moment. For this particular list, Forbes gathered data from their annual Celebrity 100 list to calculate each actress’ estimated earnings for each film. In other words, which actress gave more bang for the buck.
In order to quality for their list, the actress had to have at least three films released within the past five years and opened in at least 500 theaters. That way arty indie flicks don’t bog down the ladies’ averages. So without further adieu, let’s see which actress offers movie studios the best return on their investment.
Return of Investment: $17 per dollar she’s paid.
Coming in fifth place is Carrie Bradshaw’s alter ego, Sarah Jessica Parker. With both SATC movies bringing in boffo business at theaters, those two films alone bring up her average. Parker isn’t always a safe bet though. You need not look any further than “Did You Hear About The Morgans?”. I caught that flick during a flight over the Atlantic. Let’s just say, had I been in a theater, I probably would’ve walked out.
Oh my God! Say it ain’t so! Courteney Cox & David Arquette breakup and now join Laura Dern (pictured above) who was served by divorce papers from Ben Harper this past Friday. The three of them seemed so happy together (Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Jennifer Aniston) with their six year old daughter, Coco. Jennifer Aniston is Coco’s godmother. I feel for them, I mean, they’ve been together 11 years! Here’s the statement they have released about the split:
“We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage. We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply. As we go though this process we are determined to use kindness and understanding to get through this together. We are comfortable with the boundaries that we have established for each other during this separation and we hope that our friends, family, fans and the media also show us respect, dignity, understanding and love at this time as well.”
Imagine regular people had to send out statements to friends, family, and coworkers when dealing with a breakup?
Two our favorite comedies are back! Hopefully you had time to watch the season premieres of Modern Family & Cougar Town last night. They were both satisfyingly funny which proves promising for another season full of laughs.
“I’ll be there for you, cuz you’re there for me too….” It’s a “FRIENDS” reunion in this season premiere of Cougar Town and Jennifer Aniston guest stars as Jules’ crazy therapist, Glenn. Grayson wants a little room to breath in her relationship with Jules, while her son Travis is prepares to move away to school. Plenty to talk about with Glenn.
The episode is pretty funny and I loved Aniston’s character. She seems normal enough, but we come to find that she has more than a few screws loose: She burns sage during therapy sessions, wears a crystal around her neck to prevent cancer, and she made her dog get his First Communion. Overall, it was a good episode, but not even close to as many laughs that I got from Emmy Award winning Modern Family’s earthquake of an episode.
“I’ll be there for you…” Boy, didn’t The Rembrandts score the lottery with that song. Real-life BFFs, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston, are together again for “Cougar Town’s” Season 2 premiere. ABC just released photos of the former “Friends” stars’ pseudo reunion.
This isn’t the first time one of Cox’s “Friends” has shown up on the cul-de-sac. Lisa Kudrow played a dermatologist during her guest star stint last Fall. Now, it’s
Rachel Jennifer’s turn to play a member of the medical profession. Aniston will play Cox’s too-good-too-be-true therapist. The two become fast friends (talk about art imitating life), which causes the ire of Cox’s Cougar Town BFF, Ellie (Christa Miller). Hell hath no fury like Ellie scorned.
Best FRIENDS, Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston will reunite on television once again! ABC has confirmed that the leading lady the actress will be appearing with her former co-star Courteney Cox on the September 23rd season premiere of Cougar Town. I love it!
As you know, this isn’t the first time they’ve reunited. The first time they were together on TV again was back in 2007, Aniston guest starred of Cox’s FX dramedy Dirt. After Friends, Aniston went onto become a leading lady for romantic comedies while Cox (other than Scream), has focused mainly on television.
Who will she be playing?
From the people who brought you “Juno” and “Little Miss Sunshine“, comes this laugh out loud and heartwarming irreverent romantic comedy. While most films in the genre are from the female point of view, “The Switch” is narrated from the male point. You might say it’s a roMANtic comedy. The film stars Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, who was one of the executive producers.
Kassie Singleton (Jennifer Aniston) decides she wants to have a baby. Despite the objections of her neurotic best friend Wally (Jason Bateman), she chooses to do it alone, with the services of handsome and charming sperm donor Roland (Patrick Wilson). Wally has always had feelings for Kassie, but as his friend (Jeff Goldblum) points out, he missed his chance and she put him in the “friend zone”. But things don’t go to plan, as Wally gets so drunk at Kassie’s “insemination party” that he accidentally spills Roland’s semen and replaces it with his own.
At first you might think and groan that it’s another cookie-cutter Jennifer Aniston rom-com. But to dismiss it like that would be an injustice to yourself. Sure “The Switch” follows certain conventions regarding the leads, but it’s well written and inserts a few obstacles you wouldn’t expect. Instead of relying on cliche gags, the comedy works due to the pitch-perfect performance from Jason Bateman. Even though Aniston shares the marquee, I would almost say her role is a supporting one instead of lead. Because it’s all about Bateman.
I’ve always been Team Aniston, and in this match it’s no different!
Recently, Jennifer Aniston was interviewed, promoting her film The Switch, which is about Artificial Insemination. She said, “Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child.” Fair statement. But not to Bill O’Reilly…
“Be fair about this…She’s throwing a message out to 12-year-olds and 13-year-olds that hey, you don’t need a dad! Dad, eh, you know. That’s destructive to society.”
Jennifer Aniston says to People in response:
“Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs on earth. And, of course, many women dream of finding Prince Charming (with fatherly instincts), but for those who’ve not yet found their Bill O’Reilly, I’m just glad science has provided a few other options.”
Man, I love her. Always have, always will.
Check out O’Reilly’s douchie statements to see what sparked that witty response…
One of Hollywood’s top earning actresses, Jennifer Aniston, pays homage to icon Barbra Streisand in the latest issue, “Funny Girls,” in Harper’s Bazaar. The result? Some absolutely stunning photos of Aniston that are bang on in replicating some breathtaking photos of from 68 year old Streisand’s past.
Aniston has been a huge fan of hers for some time and finally got to meet her a few years ago and she was everything she had imagined her to be in person, and so much more. The inspiration for doing an homage to Barbra Streisand actually came from her hairstylist of 20 years, Chris McMillan, who uses 41 year old Aniston as his Barbie Doll for his creations.
Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming movie is called “The Switch.” It’s a sperm-donor comedy starring her and the hilarious & handsome Jason Bateman. After that, she’s onto what I’m sure will be another huge hit, with a film called “Just Go With It,” alongside Adam Sandler and Nicole Kidman. This woman is not slowing down anytime soon. PS: I’ve always been on Team Aniston. :)