We would like to announce that after seven years together we have decided to formally separate.
There was also some self-interest in this fixation.
By this point, I’d been dating Doug—who shared some similarities with Brad Pitt in that he was a notable figure in DC, had been profiled by hotshot reporters, and was beloved by the ladies—for about five years. Back then relationships made him feel like a caged animal. He was open about it, and felt guilty about it, but there it was.
A couple of years later, when it came out that Jennifer Aniston was dating Brad Pitt, a man so sexy his name is synonymous with the quality, I became obsessed., I tracked every detail of Jennifer Aniston’s relationship with Brad Pitt in the tabloids I was still ashamed to read. Had America’s Sweetheart been left at the altar of her The unease passed after I watched the episode. Maybe none of the other cast members’ partners were there—I should have tried to find David Arquette! I’d always thought TV shows were a bit like campaigns: You work fourteen-, fifteen-, sixteen hour days believing in what you do but not knowing if people will like it or respond to it, trying to make a compromise between the integrity of the project and its commercial viability/electability. We didn’t see it coming, and it was oddly one of the best speeches I think he’s ever given.
I remember the moment I heard they were potheads and liked to smoke and go to concerts—I was a pothead who liked to smoke and go to concerts, too! The cast probably wanted to take in the final moments of this life they’d lived and the world they’d created together. And though the cast of was each making a million dollars an episode by the end, so this isn’t a perfect comparison, it’s true that for many shows you have no job security. (Same with Hillary—her concession speech was second to none.) (Actually, this is also true of John Mc Cain.) Anyway, days later I was on the unemployment line in Anacostia with my friend Terry, and all I could think was that I wanted to go home and rewatch the last season of co-star and another actress in whom I could find no fault.
Maybe because thinking Jared Leto is hot is an equal-opportunity pastime.