Jennifer Aniston & Perez Hilton: Face To Face Confrontation
Sick of all the nasty things being blogged about her, Jennifer Aniston took matters into her own hands. Nearly literally.
The former "Friends" star, who features in the upcoming comedy "Just Go With It," appears on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Thursday, and talks in part about her chance confrontation with the self-proclaimed "Queen of all Media," who developed a reputation as one of the nastiest celebrity bloggers around.
"I ran into Perez Hilton in a garage. One of those moments you just never expect to happen. I had finished dinner with a girlfriend and we were driving out and I saw this tall, long, lean person and I say, "Who is that?" And she says, "I think that's Perez Hilton." I said, "No. I have to say something to him. I have to." So I pulled up and we were sort of scoping each other out as I was pulling the car up. I just rolled down the window and I was like, "Hi." And he went, "Hi." We stood there like two deer in headlights. And I just said, "Come here. Just talk to me for a second." It was one of those great moments. It was a lovely meeting and I was just like, "Why are you so mean?"
Turns out, it worked. Hilton in fact went on Degeneres' show in October to announce that he was no longer going to bully.
"Over the last two weeks I have been doing everything I can to bring awareness to the teen suicides and gay bullying," Hilton told DeGeneres. "In doing so, a lot of people have called me a hypocrite and a bully myself and a big one... From now on I really want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem."
So far, it's been a promise kept, something Aniston gives him credit for.
"There's something really great about putting a human being in front of another human being and then the reality that those words," she said, "even if it's for humor or effect or whatever, there's a human being behind all of that... And he's kept it up too which is good."
For more, including her take on the rampant adoption rumors constantly badgering her, tune into "The Ellen Degeneres Show" on Thursday afternoon.