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I was taking Dylan to preschool this week (with Summer along for the ride) and I immediately see this on my corner.


Clearly a movie or TV shoot of some kind. So I keep walking and then I see throngs of paparazzi. Not typical city paparazzi like those I’ve seen for Hugh Jackman or Jessica Alba, but a big pack with guys like this.


That’s Hector who is A LOT nicer than he appears. Man, doesn’t he look like he could be a marine or something? Anyway, Hector tells me that everyone is waiting for Jennifer Aniston. She is filming a scene for her new move, “The Baster” with Jason Bateman at our neighborhood restaurant Barbuto.

LA “It” girl Jennifer right here in the West Village?! Hector, you better not be lying.

The rumor is she is coming out of her trailer shortly so I park my stroller and wait. Sure, Dylan might be a few minutes late for preschool but don’t you think she’d rather sacrifice a couple minutes of playdough and painting for a possible Aniston sighting. Obviously.

So we wait. And we wait. And nothing.

At one point, Aniston moves from her trailer into another trailer and the paparazzi start scrambling but I never get a glimpse of the girl.


Now we are REALLY late for preschool. And Summer starts to complain that she’s cold. Some kind of mom gene (not to be confused with mom jeans) kicks in and I realize, “Hey, maybe it’s more important for my kids to be warm than to see Jennifer Aniston.” So we say goodbye to pal Hector and head to preschool.

Later on that day, the shoot is still going on and I do get a very quick glimpse of Jason Bateman through the windows of Barbuto. And frankly, that is more than enough for me.  Don’t you think?


Courtesy: Getty Images.

40 Responses to you will not find a picture of jennifer aniston on this blog

  • stoneskin says:

    If you had called in and pretended they were sick, then camped around the site all day, you may have eventually caught a proper glimpse!  Warm schmarm, you could have wrapped them up (in anything you could find) and hand them a coffee!

  • calikim says:

    I’m sorry…did you say the movie is called “The Baster”?? Like Turkey Baster??? I can’t wait for this movie to come out…I wonder what the plot might entail!!!

  • Kathy says:

    You live in a great city! Sounds like a fun start to the morning. Summer and Dylan will appreciate the culture you are providing them some day if they don’t freeze to death first. Hee hee!

  • Jennifer H says:

    That’s a sorry job, being one of the paparazzi. Also, maybe the stupidest job ever. (With apologies to Hector!) But I think Marine training would really come in handy. And maybe a dark history with the CIA.

    Jason Bateman’s a better sighting than Jennifer Aniston, anyway. Love the scruff on him in that photo.

  • kristen says:

    jason bateman is at the top of my boyfriend list: cute, super funny and did i say cute?

    all i kept looking at was hector’s camera – he’s clearly a smart man (he shoots nikon) and here i am trying to figure out his body (camera body, get your mind out of the gutter!) and lens. heehee.

  • Kara says:

    I hope my mom gene would have kicked in as quickly… I can kind of see myself tossing a blanket at my kids and being like “Don’t you understand we are waiting to see a celebrity??”  🙂

  • Dixie Chick says:

    Could you imagine a life with all of those Hectors following you around all of the time?  Jason Bateman is one of those actors that I like just because.  I always like actors if they seem like they are nice in real life!   

  • Terra says:

    I am not sure my mom gene would have kicked in, well it probably would have but I would have returned to stand and wait some more but I am a dork like that.

  • OHmommy says:

    Yesterday… we had a dozen geese crossing our street to get to the other side.  We stopped and watched.

    Are you sure you want to leave the city for a pack of geese sightings?  Teasing you K… kids find geese terribly exciting.

  • Cathy says:

    that’s cool to see the “behind the scenes” of a film and all the photos that will soon be in US and People–I’d settle for a glimpse of Bateman, too.  He was really good/cute in Juno.

  • wa says:

    I used to see Jennifer every day on the WB lot when she did “Friends”. Now I wish I’d taken some pictures so I could sell them…

  • I’ve loved Jason since he was that little wise ass nemesis on Silver Spoons.

    And I think I would have to be late for preschool if it meant that I might get a glimpse of Jennifer Aniston. And that wait time might actually work in my favor if it allowed me to run into a drug store to buy supplies to make a sign saying Angelina Can Suck It. Then we would definitely become best friends right?

  • SoMi's Nilsa says:

    On one of the gossip shows yesterday, they showed the throngs of papparazzi waiting for Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman walked behind them, unnoticed and unphased. It was awesome. I’d take a glimpse of him; he’s yummy!

  • johanna says:

    i’ve never seen one of her movies that I actually felt I hadn’t wasted my time…but still would have loved a glimpse of her! 

  • Chris says:

    I would have waited for a few moments too, I confess.  One of my friend’s is shooting the pilots for “Parks and Recreation” with Amy Poehler.  Not the draw that Jennifer Aniston is, but my pal says she’s battling the paparazzi.   I confess again… I like celebrity photos.  Vicious cycle.

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Let me know when you stop gawking at ‘celebrities’ and decide you’re one yourself.  Then I’ll ask YOU for an autograph and picture.  But if you do get to see her Jennifer, ask her how good was Brad in bed?  Or we can wait till Angelina dumps him and tells all.   Who gives a shit about any of these people?  Do you REALLY CARE?  Gag me with a spoon…

  • Totally agree with flutter on this one.  Now, had that been Hugh Jackman, I’d have stood in -10F to see HIM!

    I can’t get over the lens on that camera.  I’m a photographer but I’ve been putting off getting an uber-lens for years simply because I don’t have the upper body strength to deal with those MONSTERS!

  • tornado says:

    ok, so here’s the problem; and please forgive me because i know that 90% of you are female, but i’m confused why a jason bateman sighting has to coincide with a jennifer aniston sighting.  Now shouldn’t this be a John mayer sighting?  He is from nyc, right?  and she is on his turf, right?  And he is younger, right?  And she is in the publicity business, right?  And this is a situation where one celebrity gets to feed off of the other celebrity’s fame, right?  So, in a way they are both winners, right?  But isn’t Jen just a little bit better at this game whether they are together or split?  And oh yeah, whose cashing a larger check in New York?  FRIENDS star or ?Hollywood? ?hunk? Jason Bateman?  I, personally, think that you’re all a bunch of losers, but I’m going to have to side with #22 = johanna on this page.  I can’t ever recall becoming a better person by sitting for two hours and watching a seventy foot tall projection of Jennifer Aniston, but what the hell, if I’d spend money on that, then sure I wouldn’t mind running into the person, and like, you know, have some coffee, and act stupid for a few moments like she got made famous for doing.  What the hell.

  • Lanie says:

    Maybe Jennifer and SJP will be hanging out together one day and you can just get both sightings out of the way.  Great post!

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