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HAPPY 43RD BIRTHDAY!
It’s shaping up to be a beautiful year for Jennifer Aniston. On Feb. 11 she celebrated her birthday with her boyfriend of 11 months, Justin Theroux, 40, at a low-key bash at L.A.’s Chateau Marmont where, according to an eyewitness, she “laughed and snuggled with Justin” while surrounded by pals Jason Bateman, 43, Chelsea Handler, 37, and Courteney Cox, 47. Next up? Readying their new Bel Air pad. “They’re adding special touches like a pizza oven and a movie room. Jen is excited about the big garden,” says a source. “They’re looking forward to making it a family home.”
SI‘s COVER GIRL
Raised in Florida, the avid horsewoman, 19, who has been linked to Jets QB Mark Sanchez, talks to Scoop about her sexy, sandy shoot.
Who was the first person you told you were the cover girl?
My parents were at the Letterman show watching, so they found out the same time I did. I couldn’t even put into words how happy I was!
What were the challenges of posing in that teeny bikini?
The suit changes when I do different poses, but luckily it covers everything. I loved it: The dark red tones gave an edge to it, but then there were these gorgeous gold sparkles that came out when the sun hit it.
Who is your favorite SI model of all time?
Heidi Klum. She’s got that blond hair and such a curvy body, and she’s taken her businesses all over the world. I just admire her.
Did you change your workout routine prior to the shoot?
I worked out with my trainer six times a week before the shoot. Normally it’s three times a week plus cardio, but before SI we didn’t kid around!
WE BELIEVE IN MOM
While Demi Moore, 49, hasn’t been spotted since her January health crisis, her daughter Rumer Willis has been trying to go about her life. On Feb. 10 the actress, 23, touched down in Munich for an event hosted by fashion jeweler Thomas Sabo. “Of course the situation weighs heavily on me,” Willis, speaking publicly for the first time, told local news tz-online of her mother’s struggle for treatment. But, continued Willis, “my mother is on the road to recovery. It’s slow going, but we believe in her.”
Everyone knows a hairdresser is a girl’s best friend. So when the Duchess of Cambridge’s stylist James Pryce left the Richard Ward Salon in Chelsea recently, it seemed likely she would go with him. Not so. There was reportedly a fair amount of jealousy between Pryce, who received accolades for Kate’s elegant demi-chignon at her wedding, and salon owner Ward, but it seems blood is thicker than hair. Kate’s mother, Carole Middleton, 57, and sister, Pippa, 28, are also clients of the salon, which may have affected her decision to stay. “We’re thrilled that she is still a regular here,” says a Richard Ward source.
MACAULAY CULKIN: HIS SHOCKING TRANSFORMATION
After a photo surfaced of the Home Alone star, 31, looking gaunt on the streets of Manhattan, some people wondered if he was not well. “[He] is in perfectly good health,” his rep insists. Friends concur, describing the onetime child superstar, who split from actress Mila Kunis, 28, in 2010 after eight years together, as quiet and reclusive, leaving his downtown apartment for occasional DJ gigs. As one source tells Scoop, “He’s just a homebody.”
KEIRA’S GRAND ROMANCE
KEIRA’S DUDE JUDE
Law plays Anna’s husband Alexei Karenin, an austere politico bent on maintaining his image and his unhappy marriage. Both actors said they read the book. “But,” says Wright, “I’m not actually sure they did!”
SHALL WE DANCE?
“There’s a lot of modern dance in the choreography,” Wright says of Knightley and Aaron Johnson’s extravagant ball scene. “There’s practically no dialogue. It’s pure drama.”
Director Joe Wright chose Knightley (with whom he worked in Atonement and Pride & Prejudice) as Anna, who longs for an “authentic” life in the film, due in theaters next winter.
Wright drew inspiration from fashion plates from the 1950s to modernize the costumes. “There are a lot of similarities between the silhouette of Paris couture in the ’50s and the 1870s,” he says.