Jennifer Aniston says she’s not pregnant and she’s fed up with predatory tabloid culture that defines women by their looks and maternal status.
In an essay published Tuesday in the Huffington Post, Aniston rightly comments that constant paparazzi coverage contributes to a “dehumanizing view of females, focused solely on one’s physical appearance.” She says the further speculation over whether she looks as though she’s pregnant or may have eaten too much “reflects the warped way we calculate a woman’s worth.”
Rumors flared up in June that the A-lister was pregnant after paparazzi pictures with her wearing a bikini surfaced from her vacation in the Bahamas with husband Justin Theroux. Screaming headlines querying about a supposed “bump” accompanied the photos.
A spokesperson for Aniston issued a statement denying the rumors. “What you see is her having just enjoyed a delicious big lunch and her feeling safe on private property,” the rep for Aniston told ET.
Aniston’s online supporters retweeting her text include Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s “Miss Representation” project, the singing duo Tegan and Sara and writer Anne Lamott.
LINDSAY: ANTICS ‘A LIE’
It’s been awhile since we’ve checked in with Lindsay Lohan.
After famously celebrating her 30th birthday with 70 guests in Greece, she told the New York Post’s Page Six that reports of the fun-filled night ending with her throwing boyfriend Egor Tarabasov’s phone into the sea were exaggerated.
Sources told Page Six that Tarabasov hosted the bash at Chinawhite at Rakkan Mykonos and flew in friends and family including Lindsay’s dad, Michael, and sister Ali.
A birthday video tribute included shout-outs from mom Dina Lohan, Jamie Lee Curtis and Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes.
But a report in UK newspaper The Sun said any respect was shattered when Lohan became upset by a text she saw on Tarabasov’s phone and then threw it into the sea.
A screaming match ensued and Lohan stormed out after security stepped in. But Lohan told Page Six, “It had to do with my friend throwing his phone case in the water as a joke . . . because [guests] were making fun of it . . . People said I personally threw [the] phone, but it’s all not true. It’s a total fabricated lie!”
A party guest said, “Egor’s a wonderful, caring man who personally orchestrated the festivities,” which ended with fireworks above the beach club.
Either way, Lohan posted afterward on Instagram: “Falling in love in [sic] exhausting . . . Especially when you’re the older woman and have already seen it all . . . #love is the most important thing at the end of the day #serenity.”
Here’s an only-in-San Francisco item: Teen cooks are serving up wood-fired pizzas (classic cheese, crazy cucumber Caesar and BLT) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 13 at John O’Connell High School’s new pop-up Yerba Buena Pizzeria; the “drive-by” event, at 2355 Folsom St., is part of the school district’s summer culinary entrepreneurship class. We’re not sure what the prices are, but we do know that herbs from the school’s garden are being be used for smoking the pizzas. … On Thursday July 14, RN74 San Francisco (founded by Michael Mina and sommelier Rajat Parr) is celebrating Bastille Day from 4 to 8 p.m. with French music, themed cocktails, bites and a “RN74 Experience” tasting menu.
Actor Ken Jeong is 47. … Comedian Tom Kenny is 54. … Actor-director Cameron Crowe is 59. … Singer Louise Mandrell is 62. … Actor-comedian Cheech Marin is 70. … Actor Harrison Ford is 74. … Singer-guitarist Roger McGuinn of The Byrds is 74. .. Actor Patrick Stewart is 76. Game show announcer Johnny Gilbert is 92.
— Staff, wire report