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Jennifer Aniston gets a kick out of ‘Friends’

Most actors tend to fall into one of two categories: those who loathe watching themselves on screen, and those who don’t. Jennifer Aniston, it would seem, falls staunchly in the latter category.

“There are times I don’t even remember that particular show. This is horrible to say, but there are times when I laugh my rear end off,” Aniston says of watching “Friends” reruns in the upcoming New York Times Magazine. “And I get in debates with people who are over and say, ‘ “Friends” is not my thing.’ Excuse you!”

Aniston also admits that she isn’t sure if “Friends” would be the success it was if it aired today, thanks to reality television’s influence on celebrity. “Hard to tell — that was a different time,” Aniston says. “Now TV has too much to do with celebrity. We have reality television, where people try to become celebrities ...”

Anna Wintour: No plans to work for Obama There are plenty of rumors being bandied about regarding Anna Wintour’s possible departure from Vogue magazine, among them, that she’s going to accept a “cultural post of some sort for the Obama White House,” according to at least one person in the magazine industry.

Before you get too excited about either a changing of the guard at Vogue or a makeover for the politicos of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., a rep for Wintour assures, “It’s totally not true. She won’t be working for Obama in any way.”

The rep also insists that Wintour has no intention of stepping down from the magazine she’s helmed since 1988. “What you hear about her leaving is nothing more than rumor,” says the rep.

Ashley moves in with her man

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Ashley Olsen might be one step closer to being off the market. According to In Touch, Olsen asked her boyfriend, Justin Bartha, to move in to her $1.6 million house in L.A.’s Hancock Park.

A friend of Olsen’s goes one step further and tells the magazine, “They’re in a trial marriage. Justin has had keys for a while, but now they’re living together and it’s going very well, so the next step is very likely marriage.” Reps for Olsen recently denied that she and Bartha were engaged.

No double wedding in Paris and Nicole’s future
Paris Hilton and Benji Madden have split up. Dry your eyes, though, everyone’s going to be just fine. Hilton’s sort-of BFF Vanessa Fontana (who is on Hilton’s reality show, “BFF”) confirmed the split to Life & Style, saying, “Paris and Benji have split. I love Paris, and I just want her to be happy. I think that they’ll be better as friends.”

While this potential BFF seems to have both Hilton’s and Madden’s backs, it might be the show that drove the lovebirds apart. A source told the magazine, “Benji told Paris he didn’t like the BFFs from her show, and that he disapproves of her friends and doesn’t get along with her sister.”

Sandra Bullock and husband are nesting Hey, remember Sandra Bullock and her husband, Jesse James? It’s been awhile since either has gotten much press, but Us Weekly spotted them at an L.A. Kings hockey game on Nov. 11. Typically, the twosome, who wed in 2005, prefer to spend their nights in.

“They’re big homebodies,” a pal close to the actress tells Us of the pair, who split their time among houses in Jackson Hole, Wyo., L.A. and Austin, Texas. Bullock’s next film is the comedy “All About Steve,” which will be released in March 2009.

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