Where’s Jen?

September 30, 2009 08:03:59 Posted at September 30, 2009 08:03:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

All her friends with babies showed up last night at the Rock a Little, Feed a Lot benefit concert in aid of LA Regional Food Bank & Feed America but Jennifer Aniston was missing. Where’s Jen? Probably on a beach somewhere.

So here are Sheryl Crow and Isla Fisher and David Arquette and Friends Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow. Did I mention that Lisa Kudrow was unanimously voted “Biggest Bitch at TIFF and not in a good way” this year? Obviously not an official award, but at the end of it all, when journalists covering the festival compared stories, everyone said the same thing – what the f-ck is her problem?

Kudrow was there for press to promote Love & Other Impossible Pursuits. This is how she answered most of the questions:

Yes.
No.
I guess.
Not really.
I don’t know.
Fine.

You don’t want to be there? Don’t f-cking come. If you decide to come, well then SHOW THE F-CK UP. I should mention too that there’s also a permanent sneer on her face, not in the Anna Wintour can get away with it way, but in a miserable bitch kind of way, and it was almost as though she went out of her way to make several of my sweetest colleagues on the carpet feel small and insignificant and completely defeated.

Not everyone can go all Oprah in those moments when they tell you, no one can make you feel a certain way unless you allow yourself to feel a certain way. Sure. It sounds good. But reporters, they stand on red carpets waiting for hours because they’re expected to do their jobs, to bring the footage back to the studios, and sometimes, when a celebrity standing across the stanchion decides to tell you that you’re worthless, sometimes in those weak moments, at the very end of a long festival, sometimes it’s hard not to feel utterly demoralised.

I did not interview Kudrow on the carpet at TIFF but I have interviewed her before at the Bandslam junket and I can confirm that my experience was very similar to those shared by other members of the media in Toronto during the festival.

Your questions are stupid. This was her body language.

Pffttt. This, accompanied by an eye roll, was the sound she made when she did not feel like responding.

I was on a high that weekend. I’d just come off the Harry Potter junket. So in that state of mind, her sh-t wasn’t all effective. What is Lisa Kudrow? She’s a talented actor who had a hit show and then…not much.

For the record, unlike Lisa Kudrow, George Clooney, who has been asked every question a thousand different times a thousand different ways, NEVER EVER tries to tell someone they’re less than human.


Photos from Wenn.com