Haters gonna hate, but Brad Pitt did not slam Jennifer Aniston 

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Let’s get one thing straight: Brad Pitt did not “slam” his marriage to Jennifer Aniston or call it “pathetic,” despite multiple headlines trending online recently.

Take the New York Post, which led with “Pitt rips Aniston marriage.” Though he does describe the union as unhappy in an upcoming Esquire magazine piece, he’s referring only to himself and what he was going through existentially at the time.

Pitt says he was smoking way too much weed, as referenced in an earlier Parade magazine piece. “I started to get sick of myself sitting on a couch, holding a joint, hiding out,” he says. “It started feeling pathetic.”

Brad does say his marriage had a tiny bit to do with it, since he was “trying to pretend [it] was something that it wasn’t,” but he also said Aniston “is an incredibly giving, loving, and hilarious woman who remains my friend.”

 

QUICK TAKES

  • After allegedly being dumped by Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart reportedly spent the entire day at Taylor Swift’s house.
  • Invitations to Kim Kardashian’s baby shower arrived to guests in the form of fully functional music boxes, complete with a spinning ballerina and a “lullaby” of Kanye West’s “Hey Mama.”
  • Melissa McCarthy allegedly fired an extra on the set of her new movie after she saw the woman forcefully grabbing her child.
  • Barbara Walters’ daughter was arrested on DUI charges earlier this week, but now it has emerged that she was so disorderly that they had to wrestle her to the ground to cuff her.
  • “Girls Gone Wild” scuzzball Joe Francis blames his legal problems on “mentally retarded” jury members who “should be shot dead.” 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

  • Director Ryan Coogler (“Fruitvale Station”) is 27.
  • Singer-songwriter Jewel is 39.
  • Actress Laurel Holloman (“The L Word”) is 42.
  • Actor John Ortiz (“Silver Linings Playbook”) is 45.
  • Actor H. Jon Benjamin (“Archer”) is 47.
  • Actress Melissa McBride (“The Walking Dead”) is 48.
  • Actor Linden Ashby (“Teen Wolf”) is 53.
  • Actor Drew Carey (“The Price is Right”) is 55.
  • Actress Joan Collins (“Dynasty”) is 80.
  • Actress Barbara Barrie (“Breaking Away”) is 82.

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