Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie “Red Carpet Standoff” Never Happened

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By Daniel Gates

Angelina Jolie Jennifer Aniston Fight

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Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie did not have a “red carpet standoff” at last week’s Critics’ Choice Awards, despite an apparent fever dream Star published as though it were fact. Gossip Cop can bust the tabloid’s story, which claims the night was fraught with drama as the two actresses nearly confronted each other.

“Angie and Jen had their teams make sure that they wouldn’t cross paths,” a so-called “insider” tells Star, which says Aniston “even demanded to see a seating chart — just to make sure she’d be sitting nowhere near her ex-husband’s new wife.” The magazine alleges that even though the two stars were separate during the ceremony, “before it began, they came dangerously close to an outright confrontation — on the red carpet.”

A supposed Star “source” explains that Jolie arrived at the event only to see Aniston posing for the cameras nearby. “Angie was fuming,” says the tabloid’s insider. “She had been told a specific time to be there and felt like organizers intentionally put her in Jen’s path in order to get more attention for the awards.” Star says it left Jolie “in a bad mood all night.” The outlet’s source goes on to say, “Jen and Angelina never spoke to each other, but you could tell they were very aware of each other’s presence. You could really sense the tension between them.”

No, you couldn’t. Gossip Cop has talked to people who worked the red carpet and the ceremony, and absolutely no one picked up on any kind of Aniston-Jolie “tension,” nor had there been any “red carpet standoff.” We’ve now reached the point where tabloids falsely predict awards show clashes between Aniston and Jolie and then, when those fights fail to materialize, report about how the confrontations almost happened. It’s the magazines that can’t move on from the actresses’ alleged tension, not Aniston and Jolie.

Meanwhile, Aniston herself said just a few days ago, “it’s time people stop with that petty b.s.” about her and Jolie. Petty b.s. is what Star and its ilk do, week after week, without regard for the facts or the people it writes about. A source close to the situation tells Gossip Cop the alleged “standoff” at the Critics’ Choice Awards “is preposterous.”

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