06:27 PM EDT 12/10/2013
Originally posted 12/10/2013 03:00PM
For many women, Jennifer Aniston is a style and beauty icon. But as she prepares to turn 45 in February, the actress confesses she's had her insecure life moments, calling her 30s an "awkward phase."
Now, a decade later, Aniston tells Parade in an exclusive interview that she's moved past those worries of the past and is feeling more comfortable about her whole package.
"I'm a little bit of a late bloomer! But it doesn't matter to me because it just gets better," Aniston said of growing older. "They do say youth is wasted on the young, but I feel just as youthful now – if not more – than I did when I was 25. I'm more in my body; I'm more in my mind. Life is full. Life is wonderful."
Originally posted 12/10/2013 12:10PM
Is this Cougar off the market?
Cougar Town star Courteney Cox was spotted looking cozy with Snow Patrol band member Johnny McDaid Sunday at Jennifer Aniston's annual holiday party in Bel Air. The duo was photographed arriving at the bash together in a Range Rover with Cox, 49, behind the wheel.
A rep for Cox could not be reached for comment, but the possible coupling makes some sense, considering the pair are part of the same unlikely circle of friends.
McDaid, 37, is reportedly in Los Angeles while working with Ed Sheeran on his new album. Sheeran, 22, has been living in Cox's beach house, and spent Thanksgiving with her and Aniston.
Originally posted 12/09/2013 05:00PM
Ben Affleck has one person to thank for his recent slew of successful films: his wife, Jennifer Garner.
In a new interview with Playboy, Affleck, 41, says Garner, also 41, helped provide him with a stable home that separated him from a string of unsuccessful films and being tabloid fodder following his relationship with Jennifer Lopez.
"My wife was definitely around then," says Affleck. "Getting to know her, falling in love with her and being connected with her gave me a foundation to reach out and say, 'Okay, I'm going to do Hollywoodland. I'm going to direct Gone Baby Gone,' " Affleck said. "Those were the steps forward I needed to put positive stuff on the board."
Originally posted 12/09/2013 04:30PM
Another British boy band member has traded in the single life for a new fiancée. The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran has proposed to his girlfriend of six years, shoe designer Nareesha McCafferey, a rep confirms to PEOPLE.
"I found out Nareesha was planning a surprise party on my birthday with her family so I thought [it was] perfect," Kaneswaran tells the U.K.'s Hello! magazine. "I'd bought the ring months before I'd been trying to figure out the right time."
And then Kaneswaran flipped the script on McCafferey's birthday party plans.
"I said to her I wanted a present I would always remember this year by ... for you to be my wife," he said. "It was like a military operation to plan the proposal. I couldn’t even tell the other boys in the band in case they blew the surprise."
Originally posted 12/09/2013 01:30PM
Leave it to Hollywood royalty to look slim, gorgeous and rested with a two-month-old baby at home.
Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez, who welcomed their baby boy, Maceo-Robert, Oct. 5, stepped out in L.A. Saturday night looking every bit her usual stunning self.
Berry, 47, cut a trim figure in black pants and a grey top and multicolored sweater beside Martinez, also 47.
The couple attended a performance of The Lion King musical at Pantages Theater in Hollywood with Berry's daughter (with her ex, Gabriel Aubry), 5½-year-old Nahla.
Originally posted 12/07/2013 04:40PM
Just over four months into his marriage to Justin Mikita, Jesse Tyler Ferguson happily admits that he has yet to abandon that coveted honeymoon phase.
But like many newly married couples, the two are finding it increasingly hard to ignore the pitter-patter of just about any feet.
"We're baby crazy right now," the Modern Family star told PEOPLE while hosting the grand opening of the couple's Tie the Knot store at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.
"We see kids with families walking around, and if those parents look away for too long, someone has to hold us back to not steal them."
Originally posted 12/06/2013 10:25AM
Some holiday traditions are too important to not do yourself – and when it comes to picking out a Christmas tree, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux don't put on airs.
The glamorous pair ventured out of their sprawling Bel Air mansion to personally pick out a tree – in this case a 10-ft. Noble Fir from Mr. Greentrees in Beverly Hills that Theroux paid for.
"Jen picks her own Christmas tree every year," says a witness. "It's a tradition for her. She's very specific about the tree that she wants. "
At the tree lot, "Jen was in a great mood and took her time to pick out the perfect tree," says the witness. "Justin helped her and she found a beautiful one."
Originally posted 12/06/2013 09:00AM
It's more formal than their adorable save-the-date card. But Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici's official wedding invitation still captures the spirit and personality of the fun-loving couple.
The invite, shared exclusively with PEOPLE, has "the LOWEdown" on "marrying, eating, boogie-ing," and goes on: "Together with their families, Sean Thomas Lowe will marry his best friend, Catherine Ligaya Mejia Giudici, who completely adores him."
The invitation, designed by Smitten on Paper, includes an RSVP card for recipients to declare whether they "can't wait" or have "something more important to attend than celebrating the union of Sean & Catherine."
Originally posted 12/05/2013 02:00PM
One of Australia's most eligible bachelors may now be off the market ... courtesy of Miranda Kerr.
The former Victoria's Secret model – who announced her separation from Orlando Bloom after three years of marriage this fall – is rumored to be dating Aussie billionaire James Packer.
Packer, 46, is a casino mogul and an insider tells PEOPLE he and Kerr, 30, "are definitely seeing each other." (Though a Kerr source says the two are strictly friends.)
In September, Packer announced that he had separated from his wife, Erica Baxter. The two were married in 2007 in a lavish ceremony on the French Riviera. They have three children: Indigo, 5, Jackson Lloyd, 3, and 15-month-old Emmanuelle Sheelah.
Originally posted 12/05/2013 12:25PM
A day after admitting in court that she had used cocaine and marijuana in the past, Nigella Lawson said Thursday that she was embarrassed but wanted to come clean about the drug use.
"I would rather be honest, if ashamed, and explain the drug usage, but I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to be bullied [with] lies," the celebrity chef, 53, said at the fraud trial of two former assistants, according to the Telegraph.
"I am not proud of the fact that I have taken drugs, but that does not make me a drug addict or a habitual drug user," she added.
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