Dear Gossips,

NY Mag published an interview yesterday with Rob Shuter, who used to be Jennifer Lopez’s publicist at the end of her relationship with Ben Affleck and Jessica Simpson’s publicist at the end of her marriage to Nick Lachey.

Do they call the paps, tell them exactly when to be at the park, within a 10 minute window? Yes. Of course.

Is John Mayer a famewhore? Did he use Jennifer Aniston for photo opps and probably jerk off when those shots ended up on all the blogs (that last part is my own interpretation, obviously)? Yes. Of course.

Is Jennifer Aniston only photographed when she wants to be photographed? Yes. OF COURSE.

It’s one thing, though, to live on the internet and be properly educated about how this sh-t works. What I learn every single day is how many people aren’t properly educated (about this sh-t and a lot more), and that those people outnumber the ones who are. I still need to research whether or not they Venn diagram with the ones who believe John Travolta and Kelly Preston are exactly what they say they are but my point is that for every person out there who’s rolling his eyes, not buying what Ben or Beyonce or Taylor is selling, there are three more who’ve already paid for it in advance.

Click here to read the article. Also an excuse to repost this shot of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, in Sante Fe, New Mexico, evidently a hotspot for paparazzi, one of the first times she showed off her engagement ring, back in October 2012.

Yours in gossip,