Jennifer Aniston turned heads, grabbed asses, pissed off Cumberbitches, and dropped the F-bomb during and after the Golden Globes. What she didn’t do was win an award herself. But Aniston may have walked away with a greater claim to fame for the evening.
After Billie Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie, he was interviewed by Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. While accepting his award, Thornton had mused about how easy it is to get into trouble by saying almost anything at awards shows. So he simply said, “Thank You” and walked off stage,
But he opened up a bit more in the interview afterward.
Bush and Hoover engaged Thornton in a game of ‘Who Would You Rather.’ Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey had jokingly done so together on stage earlier that evening. The interviewers asked:
“Who would you rather: Jennifer Aniston or Reese Witherspoon?”
“Jennifer Aniston. Lifelong goal, that’s all I’m saying,” Thornton responded quickly. Maybe too quickly.
He was then asked another:
Jennifer Aniston or Keira Knightley?
“Jennifer Aniston. How many times does it take to get this through your head?”
It did not take people long to point out that Jennifer Aniston’s ex is Brad Pitt. Brad Pitt is now married to Angelina Jolie. Angelina Jolie is Billie Bob’s ex.
You can just chew on that for a bit. Because if this were to ever actually come to pass, tabloid ink might run short for the first time in history.
Was Billie Bob saying that he thought Brad Pitt traded down? Was he making a little good-natured dig at ex Angelina with that “lifelong goal” remark?
Or did he even think about it at all?
Thornton was quick to interject that he was joking. Maybe that little voice that managed to make him shut up on stage before he went full Gervais popped back in the room and took over.