Jennifer Aniston's Career Is Gangbusters

Jennifer Aniston's Career Is Gangbusters

Jennifer Aniston's Career Is Gangbusters

The XX Factor
What Women Really Think
April 13 2010 9:43 AM

Jennifer Aniston's Career Is Gangbusters

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According to Newsweek , Jennifer Aniston -the woman who was the second-highest paid actress in 2009, whose latest movie The Bounty Hunters has already made a respectable $73 million worldwide -is a "cautionary tale." In a truly bizarre article, Ramin Setoodeh claims that overexposure has hurt Aniston's career as well as Jennifer Lopez's. "In large part, Lopez and Aniston were casualties of a sort of Hollywood perestroika : the democratization of fame," Setoodeh claims with little or no support.

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Though her career is not quite as amazing as Aniston's right now, J. Lo is about to come out with a new movie, The Back-Up Plan , and she recently hosted Saturday Night Live . Somehow this does not strike me as any sort of cautionary tale, and it is odd that Setoodeh is hell-bent on portraying Lopez and Aniston as tragic. With Aniston, I wonder if it is because the tabloid narrative about her is that she is unlucky in love and therefore unlucky in life . Actually, the continued success of both Aniston and Lopez-women who are over 40 and still getting cast as romantic leads-is something to be happy about, not to weirdly, inaccurately denigrate.