By: Kate Casey
I don't think it's been a stellar week for Chelsea Handler. Right?
Did you see last night's interview with Reese Witherspoon? It was a snooze fest. We found out that Reese once flew in a private jet with her for a movie; she just bought a barn, and hates to look at herself in any of her movies. Either the network executives at E! agreed to a softball interview in exchange for more publicity for her recent box office bust or she is losing her gumption. How could you let her sit through an entire interview and not push her to answer why she would agree to play Jake Gyllenhaal's girlfriend for so much time? There is at least that.
Then I read a column on popeater.com that said Jennifer Aniston "was so mortified by Chelsea's dig at her nemesis Angelina Jolie that America's sweetheart has decided to distance herself from the loudmouth comedian and keep her at an arm's length".
Apparently she has to agree to never talk about Angelina in public again before Jennifer will let her back in the inner circle. (They just vacationed in Mexico over Thanksgiving). "Jen is a very private person," a friend of Aniston's tells columnist (and former PR-flack Rob Shuter). "It's one thing to crash Angelina in private; it's another to do it in public. Chelsea should have known better and is feeling Jen's cold shoulder for her mistake."
So Jennifer just threw her under the bus. She obviously became friendly with her after Chelsea was one of the few people in entertainment willing to skewer Angelina. Most people, as you know, allow her to carry on this notion that she is a modern Mother Theresa. How does she repay her for her loyalty to the Jennifer Aniston pity party? She kicks her to the curb. It makes her look like she is still obsessed with Brad, which, let's be honest, she clearly is.
And then I read this blind item from Crazy Days and Nights:
"This comedienne and author is sweating the fact that she may have got herpes. Her new boyfriend swore to her he did not have it, but it turns out he does. All she would have to do is check his sex history with just the people known, and she would have seen he is in the herpes chain. Oh, or have protected sex. Not too hard."
Let's recap. She is starting to do softball interviews. Jennifer Aniston may have dumped her. She might have received the gift that keeps on giving.