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Monday
Aug152011

Jennifer Aniston to Appear on 'Days of Our Lives?'

James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston's camp has shot down a report from the UK's Daily Mail that said she will be starring as a wedding planner in a one-off episode alongside her dad on Days of Our Lives.

The paper reported Aniston was looking to give a ratings boost to the soap in which her dad John Aniston has played baddie Victor Kiriakis for 24 years. The paper even reported the Horrible Bosses star -- who was at one point fetching $1 million per Friends episode -- was willing to take the Screen Actors Guild day rate of $645 for her efforts.

Aniston’s reps denied the story to E!

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Sunday
Jul102011

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Stays on Top of Box Office

Dave Hogan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Hollywood blockbuster "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" took in $47 million in its second week and remained at the top of the box office.

Despite two hard-hitting comedies released on Friday, "Horrible Bosses" from Warner Bros., and "Zoo Keeper" from Sony Pictures, "Transformers" seems to be securely in the top. And hopes to stay that way, at least until the highly-anticipated final installment of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

The Michael Bay extravaganza about protean aliens has earned $261 million since opening.

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Friday
Jul082011

'Zookeeper,' 'Horrible Bosses' Open Friday

Comstock Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Zookeeper: Kevin James is a zookeeper who receives love advice from the talking animals he watches over at work.  Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, and Ken Jeong also star in the film, which features the voices of Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Nick Nolte, and Cher.  Rated PG.

-- Horrible Bosses: Three frustrated men -- played by Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s Charlie Day -- hatch a plot to kill their unbearable bosses.  Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell and Jennifer Aniston portray their superiors.  Jamie Foxx also stars in this comedy. Rated R.

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Thursday
Jul072011

Movie Review: ‘Horrible Bosses’

Lester Cohen/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Vying for a promotion, Jason Bateman’s Nick arrives at his job by six every morning. Standing in the way of that promotion is Kevin Spacey’s Dave Harken.  He’s the kind of boss who can prove Nick was two minutes late to work that morning by showing him security footage time-stamped 6:02 a.m.  The kind of guy who uses a possible promotion as leverage to force Nick to work like a dog. In other words, Dave is a jerk.
 
Jason Sudeikis’ Kurt is actually happy at his job, working as an account executive at a chemical manufacturer. He practically runs the place and has a warm relationship with his boss, played by Donald Sutherland.  That is, until Sutherland dies of a heart attack and his despicable son Bobby takes over. And when we say despicable, we mean Colin Farrell with a prosthetic forehead, receding hairline and comb-over, who loves hookers and cocaine.  And when we say “loves hookers and cocaine,” we mean in the office in front of everybody.
 
Then there’s Charlie Day’s recently-engaged Dale, a dimwitted dental assistant who’s the object of affection for his boss, Dr. Julia Harris, played by Jennifer Aniston. “Object of affection” is the family-friendly way to put it. Dale constantly rebuffs his boss’ increasingly bold, aggressive sexual overtures.
 
So, what are three best friends with horrible bosses to do? Hire a “murder consultant” with a hilariously dirty name, played by Jamie Foxx.  What subsequently unfolds is a comedy of errors that are sometimes inspired and at other times tired.
 
Horrible Bosses
gets honorable mention for the casting alone. In particular, Jennifer Aniston as a raging, sex-starved dentist abusing the diminutive Charlie Day is the gift that keeps on giving.  For his part, Day -- star of the modest cable hit series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia -- has landed his breakout role (more people will see Horrible Bosses than Going the Distance, and he was the highlight of that stinker). Like Zach Galifianakis, Day has that rare ability to incite laughter without ever opening his mouth.
 
While clearly a farce, Horrible Bosses could’ve been funnier had it been rooted in reality. Instead, it’s consistently over-the-top, which leaves little room for nuance.  In other words, not as funny as it could’ve been, but funny enough.

Three out of five stars.

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Wednesday
Jul062011

Jennifer Aniston's Dark Debut in 'Horrible Bosses'

Jasper Juinen/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Contrary to reports, Jennifer Aniston will not appear topless in her new movie Horrible Bosses, but you will still see her like never before.

Aniston, who stars as a "sexually aggressive" dentist who harasses her male assistant in Bosses, which opens Friday, recently set the record straight about all those topless rumors.

Rumors circulated in May that Aniston had filmed a scene in which she's naked above the waist. But the 42-year-old actress said no such scene was ever shot, nor will it surface in the DVD. Even the raciest scene, in which Aniston appears in an open medical jacket without a shirt or bra underneath, still leaves much to the imagination.

Make no mistake, though, "Bosses" will definitely show a darker side of Aniston -- starting with her hair. The woman who made popular the "Rachel" hairstyle insisted upon covering her trademark streaky blonde tresses with a long brunette wig.

"We had this wonderful period of time I do call Hair Gate," Aniston told the Chicago Sun-Times. "The studio didn't want me to wear a wig. I was told, 'No one will know who you are.' I said, 'They will know my name from the credits.'

"I'm the one who insisted on the dark hair," she added. "I was doing a movie right before this and one after that had me looking more like me, and I knew this character had to be different."

Seeing herself in the mirror as a brunette, Aniston said, "I just felt such a freedom."

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