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The tabloids have made a cottage industry out of watching Jennifer Aniston, speculating on her romantic life and analyzing every detail of her comings and goings. Aniston seems to take it all in stride, according to this month's exclusive interview in Glamour, where she dishes on what it's like being gossip-magazine favorite, what she wants in a relationship, and her upcoming television project, Five, a series of breast-cancer themed films Aniston executive produced for Lifetime.
What is it like to be one of the most gossiped-about stars? "The truth is, most celebrities are doing the same things most other people are doing every day... work, have dinner, hang out with your friends when you can, try and keep up with the crazy world we're living in and squeeze in some zzz's," Aniston, 42, reports. "There's not nearly as much stealing and obsessing, and middle of the night secret calls to ex-boyfriends and scheming and cheating. Most of it's just bulls***, however entertaining."
If she has been flipping through tabloids recently, she must know all of the speculation about her new relationship with actor-writer Justin Theroux, not to mention the persistent rumors about being on the outs with good friend Courteney Cox. Aniston occasionally denies rumors through her representative, but in general, she keeps her own counsel.
While Aniston does not open up to Glamour about Theroux specifically, she does list the things she needs in any relationship. "I would say I couldn't be in a relationship without equality, generosity, integrity, spirit, kindness and humor," she says. "And awesomeness."
The Horrible Bosses star is on top of the world right now. She is one of the select celebrities who will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. She and Theroux just got a house together. And she is busy with upcoming film projects.
When Glamour asked her what still makes her "giddy", Aniston replied: "Putting my feet and handprints in cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre (on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame). That got me giddy! It was a milestone in my career, which was surreal because I still think I'm at the beginning of it."
Indeed, the Emmy-nominated actress says she sometimes feels like the insecure young actress who starred in early television and film flops.
"I remember when they told me about the honor, I thought, Really? I mean, I just did Ferris Bueller (the TV show). I just did Leprechaun! I don't understand! I thought, I just had a year of failures," she laughs. "I've never lost that feeling of 'Oh God, I hope I get this job!' I don't want to get too used to any of this because then entitlement sets in, and that's the kiss of death."