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Jennifer Aniston has a new movie coming out, "We're The Millers," where she plays a stripper. In one scene from the trailer, 44-year-old Aniston is seen in nothing but tiny lace panties and a matching bra. Her body, as expected, is INSANE.
To those who follow Aniston news and to those who don't, these photos are just more proof that the former "Friend" is in amazing shape. Recently though, at a Yoga book release party, Aniston admitted to being "rounder" when she was younger, saying she used to eat terribly.
Really, Jen? Rounder? We doubted it when you said it, and we doubt it still now.
That's why we decided to launch a little investigation and dig up photos of young Jen to prove once and for all to ourselves -- and to her! -- she was never more than a tiny-waisted girl.
Behold, Jen Aniston circa-1990:
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those men
and women who have died in our nation's service. It was originally
known as Decoration Day and was perhaps our most solemn holiday.
Memorial Day was established by a General Order issued
by the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. It
was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on
the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National
But the solemnity of the occasion has steadily abated in
recent times. It is now seen as as the beginning of
summer.celebrated with parades and picnics and fun and games
and three-day sales.
As recounted in an internet history of the holiday, "Traditional
observance .has diminished over the years. Many Americans
nowadays have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial
day. At many cemeteries, the graves of the fallen are increasingly
ignored, neglected. Most people no longer remember the proper
flag etiquette for the day" (half-staff until noon, full staff
The change started taking place after Congress passed the
National Holiday Act of 1971, which made the day into a three-day
weekend. As a statement by the Veterans of Foreign Wars
proclaimed, "Changing the date merely to create three-day
weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt,
this has contributed greatly to the general public's nonchalant
Bills have been introduced in Congress to restore May 30 as a
one-day observance of Memorial Day, but with little success.
In the meantime, there is an antidote to the nonchalance
in the form of a documentary entitled "Honor Flight." Honor Flight
refers to a non-profit program of local and locally-funded
programs which fly World War II veterans to Washington to visit
the WWII Memorial (opened only in 2004) and other memorials,
such as the Air Force memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
and the replica of the Iwo Jima flag-raising.
It chronicles the powerful and heart-warming and at times
heart-wrenching stories of four WWII vets from Wisconsin (the
program exists in 27 other states). They emotionally recollect
their wartime experiences and remind of us of how much we owe
to those who fought in WWII., those members of the "Greatest
The doc is the creation of Dan Hays, a filmaker in
Washington DC, who was alerted to Honor Flights and went to the
WWII Memorial to talk to vets. He said when one of them told
him, "I could die a happy man now that I've made this trip," the
idea for the film was born.
Joe Demler, one of the four vets featured in the film,
noted that "When the veterans came home, there was no welcome
home ceremony. It was someting they didn't get 60 years ago
when they returned from serviceIt means a lot to those veterans
who are now in the 80's and 90's..It's a great feeling."
"Honor Flight" is being shown in small towns all over America.
It's also accessible on Video On Demand at Snag Films, I Tunes
and Amazon and will be available on DVD on June 4.
If you want to be reminded of what should be the real meaning
of Memorial Day, this is must-see video.
First Lady Michelle Obama busted a move with some school kids during a stop at Savoy Elementary School in Washington, D.C. on Friday.
Obama danced to James Brown, who the kids called "the godfather of soul."
Obama -- along with Kerry Washington, star of ABC's "Scandal" -- encouraged students to "try new things and not be afraid to fail." The school, where the arts are being used to help boost student performance, is located in Anacostia, one of the Washington, D.C.'s poorest neighborhoods.
Watch a video of Obama dancing with the kids above. (Video via CBS News)
Check out a slideshow of her visit below:
The last time I saw Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, three years ago, she was in tears as her brother had just died of AIDS---and she cut our Cannes interview short.
This year she has a film in Competition: A Castle in Italy. As her two previous films, this one is about Bruni-Tedeschi's intimate family life, with a great portion devoted to the brother-sister relationship. The plot: the brother (Ludovic) is struggling with his imminent death; the sister (Louise) is struggling with a desire, at age 43, to have a child. In the meantime, the (extraordinarily wealthy) family seems to need money and is selling off the family castle, the last memory of the deceased father.
We also have a love story between Louise and a goofy younger man (played by Louis Garrel) who was actually Bruni-Tedeschi's long-time companion in real life. Bruni-Tedeschi's real mother, the pianist Marisa Borini, has an important role in the film as well, as Louise's strong mother, clearly the pillar of the family.
It is a emotionally powerful film, not only because of the tender brother-sister scenes (you clearly intuit their love as they laugh and cuddle in the castle), but because you feel Louise/Valeria's pain for not being able to have a child. "It's not good for a woman to not have children," says one character somberly. Louise is so desperate that she goes to the south of Italy to a church to sit in a chair that is reputed by Catholics to make women fertile. A hysterically funny scene results with the determined Louise literally wrestling nuns to the floor in order to get the privilege to sit.
But we suspect all along that her frantic efforts will be in vain, just as the brother is also doomed to die.
What makes the film captivating is its constant shift from one emotional scene to another. We have many excruciatingly funny vignettes, including my favorite in which a beggar pushes away Louise's offer of food, calling her "an old bitch who needs a fuck." We also have authentic scenes of suffering, such as one in which Louise clutches her dead brother's shoes.
The themes of this film? They are simple: the need for a woman to have love and children; the divide between the rich and poor (Bruni-Tedeschi pointedly has one of the castle staff admonish another: "You know the rich cry too"); the whimsical clinging onto faith despite suffering. The mother, after her son's death, covers up a statue of the Madonna, to be sold with the castle.
Later, she cannot resist uncovering it.
Bruni-Tedeschi grew up in Italy until aged nine, when her industrialist family had to leave Italy in fear of kidnapping by the Red Brigades. Italian culture plays a large role in the film, not only in the allusions to prayers and saints, and the Gregorian chants, but in the frenetic emotional energy of Bruni Tedeschi's acting. She, exposing her neuroses to the world at large, does not seem very "French".
In fact, one pleasure of the film lies in how this high society actress resists the trap of looking like a conventional bourgeois female, with the requisite silk scarves and alluring pastel blouses buttoned to the neck. "Louise" dresses in old unbecoming sweaters, lugs around a scarf that looks too big for her, and is not at a loss for taking off her shoes and running barefoot on the sidewalk. Not tres elegant.
A Castle in Italy received mixed reviews at Cannes. I loved it, perhaps because the film seemed to put together and heal the issues that stopped our interview three years before. I was also happy to learn later that Valeria now does have a child, a little girl she adopted.
"She's a woman's director," whispered one journalist next to me. "We women in France love Valeria because she is so emotional, so raw. We can relate."
Interestingly, a director who is so open that she takes the risk of opening the doors of her "castle" to the public, makes--more than any other celebrity at Cannes--a sharp division between private and public in her real life.
"No personal questions," the press agent told us before the interviews this year. "She hates personal questions. You must treat the film like a fiction."
A moment after the premiere, I happened to run into Valeria in the bathroom, chatting away and leaning on her supportive mother's arm.
"Congratulations," I said.
It was good I ran into her as when I went to my interview later that afternoon, I found out--once again--that it had been cancelled. A journalist had asked one personal question too many, and Valeria had cut the interviews short.