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Jennifer Aniston's in love with friend's ex

Last updated on: July 15, 2010 17:21 IST

Jennifer Aniston's in love with friend's ex

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Jennifer Aniston's alleged new love interest, True Blood actor Chris Gartin, is the ex-husband of one of her closest friends.

Gartin's ex-wife Joanne is an Australian-born wedding planner-to-the-stars, who been a close friend of Aniston since a long time.

It was due to the friendship that Aniston met Gartin, reports Radaronline.com

'I'm really not at all interested in it,' Joanne said when asked about the relationship between Aniston and Gartin. '
Jennifer has been my friend -- our friend for over 10 years. We have known each other a long time,' she added.

The romance between Chris and Aniston was discovered when the couple was photographed leaving together after dinner at Los Angeles' Sunset Tower Hotel on July 1.

'It's been difficult for Joanne,' Robbie Ahlfeld, Joanne's stepmother told Australian magazine Woman's Day. 'It just seems so bizarre to me because Jo and Jen are such good friends. I find it very strange that Jen would do that to Jo,' she added.

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Image: Jennifer Aniston
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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MJ's Neverland ranch to turn into state park?

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The former home of Michael Jackson could be turned into California's latest state park.

The idea has been pitched by assemblyman Mike Davis, who wants to convert Jackson's 2,500-acre estate that once housed amusement park rides and a zoo with tigers and snakes.

According to him, NAACP president Alice Huffman and others approached him with the idea. Colony Capital LLC, a Santa Barbara-based private equity firm, co-owns the estate with the Jackson family, after he had nearly lost it to foreclosure.

'Given that we have an economic shortfall... I suspect it would be difficult for the State Parks Department to purchase the property alone,' The Telegraph quoted Davis as saying. 'I am committed to finding out all the details possible to make this a good proposal,' he added.

It's not clear how the state would pay for even part of the ranch or ongoing costs to maintain and operate it, given recent budget cuts to the Department of Parks and Recreation.


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Secret Beatles pictures set to be auctioned

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Photographs of the Beatles taken by a devoted fan who regularly visited their homes in the mid-1960s are set to be auctioned at Cameo Auctioneers in Reading, England, on August 3.

Sue Baker was a teenager when she used to visit the Beatles between 1965 and 1967. The 59-year-old grandmother said that John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were always willing to pose for pictures.

'They would always answer the doors and speak with us. I remember John saying that if it weren't for people like me he wouldn't live in such a nice house,' CBS News quoted her as telling the Britain's Telegraph.

'He asked if we visited the others and I said we didn't know where they lived. So he gave us their addresses and we started to visit them. Ringo and John lived up the road from each other in Weybridge and George lived in Esher. I just hope someone gets enjoyment out of them. They bring back great memories for me,' she added.


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Mel Gibson pulled gun on Oksana Grigorieva

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Mel Gibson apparently pulled a handgun on then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva when she tried to leave his Malibu mansion after their violent January 6 confrontation.

According to a source, Gibson keeps a handgun in his bedroom at all times. 'Oksana claims that after Mel hit her, she escaped outside and ran barefooted to the outdoor area at the home, near the pool,' RadarOnline.com quoted the source as saying.

'When Mel disappeared, Oksana said she ran back inside to find her car keys so she could leave the house. That's when Mel re-emerged holding the gun and began waving it in front of Oksana's face, she has told investigators. Oksana said she panicked and while searching for the keys, Mel came up to her and said, 'I will show you how to get out of here fast,' which she interpreted to be a death threat,' the source added.

Oksana then grabbed Lucia, fled to her car and escaped Mel's compound.


Image: Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva
Photographs: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
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Plagiarism lawsuit against Harry Potter author

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A plagiarism lawsuit against Harry Potter author J K Rowling is being extended to include the American publishers of the wizard books.

Late British writer Adrian Jacobs' representatives had alleged that the author approached Rowling's UK publishers Bloomsbury in 1987, 10 years before his death, and unsuccessfully attempted to sell them his Willy The Wizard stories.

The lawsuit claims Rowling's 2000 book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, bears a resemblance to segments of Jacobs' novel The Adventures of Willy the Wizard - No 1 Livid Land.

Now Jacobs' estate has filed another copyright infringement lawsuit against the book's Stateside publishing house Scholastic Inc. They want Scholastic Inc to recall all copies of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and pay Jacobs' estate all profit derived from its sale.

'We have not been served yet, and we wouldn't comment on pending litigation,' The Daily Star quoted Scholastic Inc spokesperson Kyle Good as saying. 


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Radha Mitchell on horrific Ganges experience

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Australian actress Radha Mitchell has opened up about how she was asked to take a dip in the holy but polluted Ganges as part of her role in a new movie The Waiting City.

'There really were pigs running around where we were shooting the scene. And snakes swimming in the water,' the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying. 'But there were also people washing their clothes and bathing. It was sublime and also horrific the two things at once,' she added.

When it came to actually putting her head under the water, however, the occupational health and safety experts put their foot down. The final shot was filmed in a specially constructed tank.


Image: Radha Mitchell
Photographs: Phil McCarten/Reuters
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