Forget about taking the ice cube trays, Jennifer Aniston was advised to ask for Brad Pitt’s sperm as part of her divorce settlement. Well, if she took the ice cube trays and the sperm, she could bypass the sperm donor bank altogether. It’s brilliant! New York Post says,
Top Hollywood agent Sue Mengers gave Jennifer Aniston some plum advice when she split with husband Brad Pitt — ask Pitt for a sperm donation.
Bizarrely, Maureen Dowd delivers this shocking showbiz tidbit in an ode to Mengers, who died this year, in The New York Times Magazine. Dowd recalls, “She was a yenta who loved fixing people up, in work and in love. If a match struck, she would urge the woman, ‘We have to close the deal.’ After Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston for Angelina Jolie, Mengers told me that she advised her beloved Jen to ask Brad for some of his sperm.”
Comments like this, as stinging as it may have been to the heartbroken Aniston at the time, were apparently part of Mengers’ nature. The agent — who threw parties attended by Jack Nicholson, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Aaron Sorkin, and many others — was known for her brash ideas. She was a close to many stars, including Aniston.
“The first woman to become the Man among Hollywood superagents was full of exhilarating vulgarity,” writes Dowd. “Mengers presided with a devilish wit and an angelic smile, a dirty, flirty girl with devastating timing.”
Presumably, Aniston did not take Mengers’ advice. Instead, she appears to have a more laidback approach to motherhood.
“There’s no desperation,” Aniston told Elle in October. “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I’m at peace with whatever the plan is.”
Yeah, yeah, if someone feels they have to tell you they’re not desperate…they’re desperate. Jennifer will be basting a bird this Christmas, but it won’t be a turkey.
Kate Beckinsale in NY Times Magazine is stunningly beautiful: