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Jennifer Aniston Channels Barbra Streisand For Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Aniston Channels Barbra Streisand For Harper's Bazaar

Jennifer Aniston pays homage to legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand in the September 2010 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on stands August 17.

The 41-year-old actress, who wears Versace on the mag cover, channeled Barbra in Funny Girl and and What’s Up, Doc? in a series of shots by Mark Seliger.

Here’s what Jen had to share:

On what she’s learned from Barbra Streisand: “You don’t have to stop at one thing. You can do it all if you want to.”

On being in the spotlight: “[Barbra and I] are people who have been put in the spotlight, for better or for worse, and you just keep riding, and you keep overcoming.”

On looking up to Streisand: “Barbra inspires me because there isn’t anything she hasn’t done that she wanted to do, especially as a female in the time when her generation was prime. She’s a true renais­sance woman. . . I had a long conversation with Barbra about directing because I directed a short a couple years ago, and if I don’t do it again soon, I’m going to burst out of my skin. And we also love interior design.”

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  • high forehead

    @The Chin: childish!

  • Sandra

    EXCELLENT JENNIFER! SUPERB !!!!!! I WANT MORE!!!

  • grow up

    @honestly…: read your words! you brought up brad! the poor me thing! jennifer didn’t say anything about poor me – you did! she was talking about over coming – what she admire and what barbara taught her – where is poor me? you are being underhanded! one sentence a compliment then next saying words that wasn’t even in the article! poor me is a loon thing!

  • get real

    @G: read the article! she has known barbara along time – barbara most likely has helped her with all the CHIN remarks – because of her NOSE remarks! jennifer was and is saying she is her idol!

  • Alice

    I love it! Awesome! Jen, Barbara is one of my idols too! I know you have a lot to talk about – the loons only go skin deep and can’t comprehend to well either – are maybe they don’t understand what idol means? lol! the photos are amazing – by the way jj – you could have chosen some better or more. – most likely will not be visiting this site too much longer – i get to upset by the loons hate to hate.

  • Marieme

    Hahaha! Oh she wishes…she wishes! How dare she compare herself to the uber talented Barbra?! She’s nothing next to Streisand. Nada!

    (Wonder if the airbrushers who have to adjust the fugly on Fugs get paid time and a half for the extra work involved. Must take forever to erase even a little of the fugness.)

  • To Bet

    jsut @ 08/04/2010 at 1:44 pm

    Hey Bet.

  • Marieme

    “Barbra and I” indeed! How gross of her. How delusional the fughead.

    Utter and complete blasphemy.

  • well

    Wait…wasn’t Jennifer the one a few years back that literally choked when an interviewer suggested she looked like Barbra? Cleared her throat and squirmed, like she was embarrassed? Now she does this? Who the hell does Aniston think she is kidding now? Watch out Babs, Jennifer and her pit-bulls need a new bone to pick and you’re IT. Aww, Switched alright. Her coat-tailing tactics.

  • nikko

    It looks comical….since she’s a comedy actress. Didn’t pull the BS look off.

  • honestly…

    @grow up: You know, you’re right. You have opened my eyes. I am clearly a loon. Jennifer is lucky to have such a devoted fan in you.

  • BabssheisNOT

    Narcissists have normal, even superior, intellectual development while remaining emotionally and morally immature. Dealing with them can give you the sense of trying to have a reasonable discussion with a very clever six-year-old — this is an age when normal children are grandiose and exhibitionistic, when they are very resistant to taking the blame for their own misbehavior, when they understand what the rules are (e.g., that lying, cheating, and stealing are prohibited) but are still trying to wriggle out of accepting those rules for themselves. “Sixes love to dress up and pretend they are somebody else.”

    Read the whole article, she’s got the traits and seems emotionally stunted.

  • BabssheisNOT

    http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/six.html

    Oops, link. What did Barbra and Jennifer have happen that they keep over-coming……….over-coming what?? Seriously, does she think she is different than women in America, around the globe? Did she lose a child or husband to cancer, lose her home or job, Cannot find a job? Seriously, how hard is her life? I respect Barbra as a woman and pioneer for women, she earned it. Jennifer Aniston is a fraud. Frankly, she would look more like Babs if she kept the nose and hair G-d gave her, the fake blue contacts help her out in this situation. Everyone knows Jennifer’s real eye color is brown and she’s been trying fool the public for years. Try being the real you Jennifer before you step into someone’s else pretend shoes. Start by stop being Rachel to the public.

  • gem15

    this is too sad for words. two things i’ll give aniston: her bank account and her perfecting the art of coattail riding on truly talented people. streisand was my idol growing up. she could sing like a bird, act in comedy AND drama, direct, produce, claw her way to the top without the help of a famous father or A list husband, she did it on talent and talent alone. she never needed people to feel sorry for her to keep relevant. with the possible exception of judy garland she is the most talented woman the world has produced and this one trick pony is latching herself to streisands much deserved fame is beyond desperate, it’s insulting.

  • 100mph

    Barbara has Excelled in all her Endeavors, she is a Unique Talent*
    that overcame the glamour girl fad of her era by having Talent and Class… she is a True Star*… a Legend* in her own time, to be mention in the same breath as this Clown is a………… INSULT!!
    .
    She looks like a Jack-Ass!!!

  • lizzy

    Jennifer looks very pretty on the cover… but obviously there’s been a TON of photoshop. She looks nowhere like that in her movies or without her makeup. It’s her skin. Too much sun tanning has damaged it and aged her prematurely (for all people say about Angelina Jolie looks old (she DOES look older than 35) but she still looks great with nice skin).

    and yes… I see now why Jen hasn’t changed her hairstyle for the last decade. SHE NEEDS THAT MUCH HAIR to look good.

  • G

    @lola:

    WTF are you talking about?
    Babs never ever posed naked with naked men to get attention like Old jen…
    Jen is always naked..I mean what class are you talking abou?
    ..I think you mean Jen has NO CLASS!!
    Babs has talent and can act…And is all Class thank you..And not to mention Babs has had a very long long career and deep respect from the film industry..And an Oscar winner to boot….ALL these things that jen does not have.
    Jen is only famous because she was married to the sexiest man alive Brad Pitt.
    The next time you want to talk about real class don’t mention Jen in that statement..Makes you sound stupid!!

  • Marieme

    pattycakes #23

    And yet that one photo of her profile with the hideously long extensions is frightening! Her face is gremlin in appearance. Again, all I see is man in drag. No offense to men in drag, of course!

  • Hawkeye

    This isn’t serious is it? It is laughable! What is she trying to do now. She looks so bizzare! You usually try to channel someone when they are dead. Barbra is very much alive. She sounds like a goofy teenager. Ugh!

  • well

    Imagine that, Jennifer insults Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand’s fans in one week. Keep going, Jennifer….you’ve got the self-destruction bit to a science lately. You know, people can watch old interviews of Jennifer and the newer ones and see that she is under the influence of something and I don’t think it is booze, although she likes to do that, too. No kid needs that it is good she’s so busy making her rom-coms, one after another.

  • Marieme

    Wonder how many calories we’re burning laughing as hard as we are at this? No need for the treadmill today!

    Really enjoying the comments too. Lol! The lucid people (not bet) who see through Fug’s tired, forced act are intelligent and witty. Rock on!

  • Reality Check

    Isn’t it amazing how so many people who claim to hate this woman always seem to gravitate to stories about her? Those of you who claim she has no “star” power are so wrong. She has so much “star” power, she keeps you freaks coming back for more, and all your hate-filled rantings are not going to change the power this woman has in the entertainment industry.

    By the way, Jen looks fabulous in these shots. Anyone who is a fan of Barbra Streisand is ok in my book.

  • watch the video

    OK.. here is the link to a video where Streisand was brought up.. NOW notice when she was listing her IDOLS she NEVER said Barbara’s name. NEVER.. and this is a woman she says she admires..hmmm

    http://jjb.yuku.com/topic/585114?page=3061

    I think the admiration started after her PR guy said hey we need a new angle lets use Barbara Streisand as an IDOL and get some media attention for your next crappy movie. YEAH I know you met her ONE time years ago. But that does not matter. We will use this amazing and talented woman for you to piggy back on. YES just to sell a movie.
    Streisand is an ICON unlike any. And no one not even people in MUSIC have used her name to sell their projects. She used Babs for that reason alone. It hadn’t been done before.

    She talks to this woman at a party for a few minutes..then she goes YEARS later never mentioning her. Then POW.. when she has used all the other tricks Nudity, fake romances, ex husband, his love and his children, divorce,

    Now she pulls out Babs.. (shaking my head).

    check out the video.. then come back and see if this is real or what we all already know. a last ditch effort to be someone..by standing on someone else. starts at 2:45

    http://jjb.yuku.com/topic/585114?page=3061
    (don’t be surprised if this gets pulled. Her PR guy Huvane has some explaining to do..ANISTON is a phony)

  • Glee

    PEOPLE LAUGH AT YOU YOU DUMB BIT-H BECAUSE YOU HAVE MADE YOURSELF A LAUGHING STOCK…. YOU SAID YOU WOULD GET BACK WITH A MAN WHO DUMP YOU HE LEFT YOU FOR A REASON HE DOESN’T WANT YOU ANYMORE HE HAVE MOVE ON, WAY ON YOU NEED TO DO THE SAME YOU ARE NOT THE FIRST WOMAN THAT HE HUSBAND LEFT HER OTHER HOLLYWOOD HUSBAND AND BOYFRIEND HAVE LEFT THEIR PREGNANT WIFE AND GIRLFRIEND FOR SOMEONE ELSE AND THEY HAVE MOVED ON WITH THEIR LIFE, WHY BECAUSE THEY HAD A BRAIN AND WAS THINKING BEYOND THEMSELVES UNLIKE YOU WHO IS JUST ME, ME, ME….AREN’T YOU TIRED OF FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF? GET A LIFE BITC- AND THEM YOU WILL BE MORE PRODUCTIVE…..THEN PEOPLE WILL STOP MAKING FUN OF POOR, POOR, POOR, YOU.

  • Reality Check

    I’ll say it again–Isn’t it amazing how so many people who claim to hate this woman always seem to gravitate to stories about her? Those of you who claim she has no “star” power are so wrong. She has so much “star” power, she keeps you freaks coming back for more, and all your hate-filled rantings are not going to change the power this woman has in the entertainment industry.

  • longchamp

    had she compared herself only achievement-wise to babs, it would’ve been a great idea – however preposterous it is. for her to compare LOOKS w/babs, now that’s insane. Babs is not known for her beauty… and sadly, JA looks just like babs!

  • Jaye

    This is the link to Aniston’s reaction to being told she reminds the interviewer of Barbara Streisand. lol, she choked
    -
    http://jjb.yuku.com/topic/441664/t/OMG-Aniston-INSULTS-Streisand.html
    -
    She recovered though lol.
    -
    Aniston on a cover of a Magazine $4.99; Insulting Barbara: PRICELESS.

  • motafan

    IT IS TO LAUGH. what a stupid female, my god comparing herself and her life to the goddess Barbara? bitch please dont tell me someone have to sit this fool down and teach her sense?

  • Faby

    Jen is Lovely and gorgeous woman.

  • dianad1968

    OK, hell is going to freeze over and pigs are going to fly because of what I’m about to post. LOL. After watching the video of Maniston’s reaction to the Barbra comparison, I really don’t think she was insulted. I think she was shocked that the interviewer made the comparison. Who knows, she might even have been pleasantly surprised. What instead shows how much of a liar she is, is that now sh is claiming to have ALWAYS admired Barbra, but yet when she was asked during that long ago interview which actresses she admired, Barbra wasn’t even on her mind. I believe she has since met Barbra, and probably has some kind of relationship with her, because I don’t think she would have been able to do this photo shoot otherwise. This is just X’s way of trying to insinuate that she has influential “friends”.

  • nnpl

    Get ready for Aniston non-stop self promotion. Lindsay Lohan did a photo shoot imitating Marilyn Monroe before and now Jennifer Aniston did a shoot imitating Barbara Streisand. Wow, never imagine a day that Jennifer Aniston follows Lindsay Lohan’s footsteps. This woman doesn’t do anything original in her life.

  • hopeso

    What if it’s not a script she doesn’t know anything, does this female ever read a book i thought she was ignorant after the Leno interview but listening to her and reading this article you do not have to wonder why no man wants her she really is stupid they date her for a while and they realize that she have the body but no brains and they run for the hills.

  • CanadaGirl

    @Jaye: She seemed flummoxed by her sneeze and embarrassed by that. Imagine having a sneeze sniffles in an interview, which would be awkward.
    .
    Who can think on their feet that quickly? Just because she didn’t mention Barbra, doesn’t mean that she doesn’t respect her. Watch the interview again. She hadn’t finished her response before he interjected and said, “Barbra Streisand.” Then the sneeze interrupted her reaction and response.

  • well

    For instance: Once the trend gets going, editors and publicists start pushing for unexpected—and ill-fitting—comparisons, like Jennifer Aniston as Barbra Streisand. Since Barbra’s most iconic images show her singing, we have a bunch of pictures of Jennifer Aniston with her eyes shut, lips parted, and face awkwardly—embarrassingly—contorted. Jennifer Aniston doesn’t sing. Why do we need pictures of her fake-singing? Especially when Jen’s great career crisis is that, entering her middle age, she lacks a voice—she can’t break out of her short-skirt, high-heels, desirable-to-all-men rom-com persona? She has nothing to say to us, and these literally voiceless Barbra Streisand imitations only highlight it.

    http://gawker.com/5604529…tarlets-for-photo-shoots

  • well

    I think Jen’s publicist and agent are washed up too.

  • http://jenniferanistonsource.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=603 WOW

    And other pics here!!!! on jen aniston the source

    http://jenniferanistonsource.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=603

    BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reality Check

    I’ll say it again–Isn’t it amazing how so many people who claim to hate this woman always seem to gravitate to stories about her? Those of you who claim she has no “star” power are so wrong. She has so much “star” power, she keeps you freaks coming back for more, and all your hate-filled rantings are not going to change the power this woman has in the entertainment industry.

    And, her name is Barbra — not Barbara — for you freaks who claim to be fans of Ms. Streisand.

  • Anna

    Barbra Streisand = Entertainment Icon
    Jennifer Aniston = Rachel from Friends.

    Not even close Maniston,go back to posing for the paparazzi in Mexico wearing a bikini.

  • Kelly

    That’s Jennifer Aniston? Wow.

  • Reality Check

    Oh, come on JJ, did I say something that made too much sense. Why are people allowed to say vulgar, cruel things about people, but when someone makes sense–you cut them off.

    Oh, I know, you need the controversy to stay in business. I’m having too much fun with this.

    Jennifer Aniston rocks.

  • ronda

    wowowo she always good pics..i love

  • fifi

    Reality Check is Bet in X thread. She just changed her name once again.

  • http://AOL Pat

    Poor Jen, she is so desperate.

  • Sabine

    LMAO

    Jennifer Aniston, you are one sad, delusional, desperate person. Pity, pity.

  • reeven

    THEY ARE TWINS! BUT BARBRA IS THE PRETTY ONE.
    AND IS TRUE! SHE, EVEN WITH HER BIG, BIG NOSE, HAS SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT HER FACE.
    NIPPLY…NOT.

  • reeven

    THEY ARE TWINS!!!
    BUT BARBRA IS THE PRETTY ONE.
    AND IS TRUE! SHE, EVEN WITH HER BIG, BIG NOSE, HAS SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT HER FACE.
    NIPPLY…NOT.

  • whatevah

    ROFL don’t know why but I almost choked laughing when I saw those photos. Like she’s trying so hard it looks too freaking funny. Sorry but she can’t pull off profile shot, it just draw attention on how plain she looks.

  • meme

    there is a lot more pic on oh no they dident love them they are so great she looks stunning and it is a great tribude to babara love jen you rock girl.

  • Mili

    Great HB. Jen I love you. So gorgeous, so inmense.

  • Reality Check

    fifi — wrong. You don’t like what I said; so the best you can come up with is I’m someone everyone makes fun of. Please, grow up. I choose not to make fun of Jennifer Aniston because I like her. If you hate her so much, why do you spend your time on threads about her?

    Maybe, your secretly a fan.

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