Justin Theroux: Tabloids “Are Always Based In Fiction”

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By Shari Weiss



Gossip Cop would like to thank Justin Theroux.

In a new interview with Details, the actor confirms something we try to point out here every day.

The tabloids “are always based in fiction,” says Theroux.

He recalls to the magazine the awkwardness that ensued when a crew member on his HBO series “The Leftovers” congratulated him on the made-up twins the rumor mill claimed he and fiancée Jennifer Aniston were expecting.


Theroux shares, “You just kind of ignore it, but then you also become reluctant to say anything about the relationship. I could say everything’s good, and then it’s reflected back as [a headline like] JUSTIN THEROUX: EVERYTHING’S GOOD?.”

“That just creates this echo chamber, and as it ricochets around the Internet, it just gets wacky,” says the star.

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The paparazzi are another issue.

Pal Amy Sedaris reveals to Details that she was once in a “thrilling but disturbing” car ride with Theroux and Aniston as they tried to escape photographers.

And Theroux says he’s even seen some paps knock down kids just for the sake of scoring the couple’s pictures.

But, on a personal level, he’s able to put the price of fame all in perspective, rather than take the “woe-is-me” mentality that celebrities sometimes do.

“It doesn’t feel like a hardship, it doesn’t feel difficult,” Theroux says. “It can be an annoyance, but it’s not the end of the world. You have to center on what its core thing is, which is that you met someone you fell in love with.”

He adds, “It’s hard to explain. I just find myself wondering, What’s the big f*cking deal?”

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