Jen: $37 million, Brad: $27 million
Living rich is the best revenge
The tabloid tizzy reached a crescendo when it was announced that Brad Pitt’s long-awaited (and overly long) The Curious Case of Benjamin Button would open the exact same weekend as his cuckolded ex-wife’s not-so-eagerly awaited doggie flick, Marley & Me. Now the box-office has spoken and it’s Jen in the leady by ten million buckeroos.
After being publicly humiliated on a fairly regular basis since her ex started schtupping co-star Angelina Jolie while the two were still married, Jen must feel a certain sweet satisfaction knowing her dopey doggie romp trounced Pitt’s serious snoozer. But naturally, it doesn’t really matter that Jen’s movie kicked ass (at least money-wise), all anyone seems to care about is her romantic life:
• Is Angelina, in fact, “uncool?”
• Is Jen so desperate for a date that her agent had to send out a plea for suitable arm candy?
• Is she still with John Mayer?
Sigh. Obviously a movie costarring Owen Wilson and an adorable Labrador aren’t a one-way ticket to being taken seriously, but at least the media could focus on similarly vapid rumors about her ex-husband, like say, “Brad Pitt allegedly furious after now-ex BFF George Clooney confessed he’d ‘seen cuter babies’ than Pitt’s.”
But they won’t. The double-standard is in effect, and while Aniston might not have a man at the moment, at least she’s got her millions to keep her warm.