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Aniston is a stripper in We’re the Millers. Paltrow pretends to be one in Thanks for Sharing. Are actresses losing more than their clothes?

The comedy We’re the Millers made $100 million this summer, buoyed in large part by the promise of Jennifer Aniston’s glistening abs and a hardworking set of shell pink lingerie. The talented comedian plays a stripper nobody much respects early on. Jason Sudeikis’ character (who’s pretending to be her husband) writes her off thusly: “My wife, she’s just a cheap stripper.” And when bemoaning her dirtbag boyfriend, even Aniston’s character herself seems resigned to her second-class status: “That’s what you get for dating a guy who dates strippers.”

Some male critics gave Aniston a hard time as well. “For young actresses to disrobe in exchange for attention is tradition,” Kyle Smith wrote in the New York Post‘s review. “For 44-year-olds, it’s desperation.” Mick LaSalle was a little more forgiving in the San Francisco Chronicle: “It’s not that she doesn’t look good — actually, she looks great — but there’s an age at which silly and flamboyant display makes emotional and aesthetic sense, and whatever that age is, it’s really, really young.”

First of all: gross. Secondly, I’m not sure Miley Cyrus, who basically played a stripper at the VMAs, was worried about making emotional and aesthetic sense. Yes, I feel for a 20-year-old who wants to take charge of her identity and sexuality after breaking out of the stifling Disney box, but grinding on a foam finger is neither new nor truly rebellious. READ FULL STORY

'We're the Millers': Were you (s)tripping balls?

Despite a lukewarm reception from critics, the Jason Sudeikis/Jennifer Aniston R-rated comedy We’re the Millers made over $26 million in its opening weekend, finishing just shy of Giant Cylinder Malibu (Elysium). Millers has its flaws, but it’s easy to see why audiences had so much fun. Theaters were packed all weekend with young herds looking for boobs, raunch, and Nick Offerman (not necessarily in that order) and by all means, We’re The Millers delivered. It’s the kind of movie that’d play better in a crowded theater when you’re not exactly sober than it might if you Redboxed it eight months later on a quiet Tuesday. There are plenty of movies like that. I remember enjoying last summer’s Ted much more in the theater thanks to an infectious audience vibe; then when I saw it alone on cable all I wanted to do was pick it apart. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Aniston also wishes 'Friends' was still on ... so wait, why did it end again?!? -- VIDEO

When Matthew Perry guest-hosted Piers Morgan Tonight last month, he and guest Lisa Kudrow waxed nostalgic about Friends, the sitcom that made them TV megastars and went off the air in May 2004.

“I find myself sort of reminiscing about how much fun the show was,” Perry said at one point. “If I had a time machine, I would like to go back to 2004 and not have stopped, you know?”

Oh, we know! And, surprisingly, so does Jennifer Aniston — the most famous and consistently employed member of the Friends sextet. When asked by Access Hollywood about Perry and Kudrow’s second thoughts, Aniston said she, too, is sorry the sitcom came to an end.

“We’re all sorry,” she admitted on the We’re the Millers red carpet, while also acknowledging, “I think it ended at the right time, and it ended when people still wanted more.” But would she go back in a time machine? “I would too, probably.”

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PopWatch Planner: Matt Damon fights in 'Elysium,' 'The Bachelorette' finale, The Civil Wars return, and more

Ah, the first full week of August is upon thee! Let’s see what pop culture has in store for us this week. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Aniston denies she's a nudist -- VIDEO

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If you can’t trust Star magazine, what can you trust?

Jennifer Aniston swung by pal Chelsea Handler’s show last night to promote We’re the Millers, which, as everyone is already no doubt aware, has everybody’s some people’s favorite former Friend playing a stripper. But instead of talking about that, Handler whipped out an issue of Star and proceeded to read from it that Aniston, along with fiance Justin Theroux, is now a nudist. Cue Aniston’s bemused expression, followed by a surprisingly-not-convincing denial.

Does Star magazine know something we don’t? (Unlikely.) Is this all just an elaborate bit to get you thinking about naked Jennifer Aniston, starring in a new sexy movie this very weekend? (Likely.)

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Angelina Jolie tops 'Forbes' list of highest-paid actresses

She might not get paid as much as Iron Man, but there’s no doubt that celestial beauty Angelina Jolie is smiling all the way to the bank. This year, Jolie topped Forbes‘ annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with an incredibly robust $33 million. Though her last big-budget feature was the much maligned The Tourist back in 2010, Jolie has spent the past few years developing, writing and directing flicks such as In the Land of Blood and Honey and the upcoming Unbroken, and even found time to film Disney’s Maleficent. You see, Angelina Jolie is so wealthy that she can basically stop acting, develop some very small indie flicks and still make money. READ FULL STORY

Spike's Guys Choice Awards: Jimmy Kimmel recovers from Jennifer Aniston roast -- VIDEO

The casual irreverence of Spike’s Guys Choice Awards was evident everywhere during the show’s taping, from the upscale tiki/woodsy decor and leopard-print carpet to the green room that felt more like an A-list cocktail party than a staging area for busy celebs just waiting to do their bit on stage and rush off to another, possibly cooler event.

But that didn’t stop Jimmy Kimmel from putting the show in its place. “People talk about the Oscars and they talk about the Emmys and they talk about the Tonys, the People’s Choice Awards, the Soul Train Awards, ” Kimmel said backstage Saturday, after receiving his Mantler trophy for being the Funniest Motherf—er of 2013. “This is not as good as any of them,” he joked. Perhaps that had something to do with Jennifer Aniston’s unfiltered introduction, recorded in Los Angeles on Saturday for broadcast Wednesday. “Jimmy you’ve got a lot going on in your life,” Aniston said. “Like me, you got engaged this year, unlike me, nobody cares.”

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'Friends' reunion alert! Matthew Perry has some advice for Jennifer Aniston -- VIDEO

Jennifer Aniston appears on today’s episode of Ellen, but not just as a guest — she’s co-hosting the show. Naturally, this gig carries more pressure than a simple guest appearance… which is why Aniston thought it’d be a good idea to stop by her old Friend Matthew Perry’s house and ask him for advice, since he recently co-hosted alongside DeGeneres himself. (Jen: “You’ve got to give me something to go on!” Matthew: “Don’t say Go On.”)

Unfortunately, the rap session doesn’t go completely as planned. It turns out Aniston and Perry haven’t really stayed in touch since Friends went off the air in 2004… and things get even more awkward when Rachel Jen realizes that Chandler Matthew is sleeping with another one of their former co-stars. (Cue “The One Where Everybody Finds Out.”) Thank you, Ellen DeGeneres — by making this video possible, you’ve done us a great national service.

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The Greatest TV Couple of All Time? EW Staff Pick: Ross and Rachel

As Kurt and Blaine battle it out with the Doctor and Rose in EW’s Greatest TV Couple of All Time championship, we’re unveiling our favorite couples, who didn’t advanced as far as we would have liked. Here’s the case for Ross and Rachel of Friends.

When a soaking-wet-wedding-dress-clad Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) waltzed through Central Perk’s doors, she walked right back into Ross’ (David Schwimmer) heart. It was at this moment that one of TV’s best “will they or won’t they” couples was born. And despite only making it to the Elite 8 in our tournament, Ross and Rachel definitely deserve a place in the pantheon of greatest TV couples. READ FULL STORY

Oscars 2013: Celebs mingle, cheer each other on inside the Dolby Theatre

Inside the Dolby Theatre, the array of dresses, tuxes, champagne flutes, Hollywood chatter, and discussion of which commercial break is best for making a run to the bar sometimes overshadow watching the show itself. Sunday night was no exception, as the audience from our vantage point in the first mezzanine reacted positively to host Seth MacFarlane and screamed loudly for winners like Life of Pi and Argo. But what happens when the show takes a break? Who’s hanging out with whom in the lobby? Here are a few of our favorite insider scenes from Sunday night’s Oscars.

The commercial breaks seem so fast. You may be longing for the DVR when you watch the Oscars at home, but inside, the breaks feel faster than you can say “and the Oscar goes to.” Commercials are the only time you can move into the lobby or back to your seat — and in floor length gowns, that’s no small task.

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