August 19th, 2010
02:08 PM ET
The name Jennifer Aniston conjures up a number of thoughts, including the obvious: she’s beautiful, fit and fabulous at 41.
But our confidence in Aniston as a romantic comedy queen is apparently weakening these days. A new Hollywood Reporter piece has many of us on the “Showbiz Tonight” staff wondering if Aniston is losing her touch as a leading funny lady.
Citing a chart in THR, Executive Producer Dave Levine took us through Aniston’s last few films - “The Bounty Hunter,” “Management” and “Love Happens” - and judging by the big dip in box office numbers, we all agreed: Aniston’s definitely losing steam!
This is not good news, considering that she seems to be sticking with romantic comedies like her upcoming movie "The Switch," which tells the story of a woman who opts to become a single mother in an unconventional way. Yet, as “Showbiz” intern Kimi Wertman said this morning, her character is supposed to be "sexually aggressive, so she’s kind of already reinventing herself.”
It's true that Aniston does have two upcoming films where we’ll definitely see her sex it up, but is a sexy Aniston enough of a reinvention to save her movie career? We’re asking on the show and in today’s "Showbiz" poll: Jennifer Aniston: Does she need to reinvent herself?
Someone who couldn’t be doing any better in her film career is Sandra Bullock, and according to reports, she’s moved on from her ex-husband Jesse James. According to celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, James has moved on too!
Kat Von D tweeted and deleted that she and Bullock’s ex are dating. So if Jesse has moved on, the “Showbiz Tonight” staff thinks Bullock has every right to do the same. Who do you think she should date next? We’ll reveal who we think is right for her on the show today.
We were all buzzing about “Bethenny Getting Married” star Bethenny Frankel after she told Life & Style Weekly that she got back down to a bikini-ready 118 pounds post-baby using the mantra, “Taste everything, eat nothing.”
But those words sparked a bit of a feud among the staffers this morning.
Are Frankel’s words just going to put pressure on all the non-celebrity moms out there or is this some helpful, sound advice? Production Assistant Anisa Husain said “Bethenny has always been in shape her whole life. She’s always been healthy. I don’t think she said anything wrong.” What do you think?
Jennifer, Sandra, Bethenny, plus big Snooki news and more on “Showbiz Tonight” today at 5 p.m. ET on HLN.
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