In her new film, “Horrible Bosses,” Jennifer Aniston plays a character you haven’t seen her portray before. She’s a dentist who sexually harasses her assistant, complete with lewd dialogue, revealing outfits and outlandish advances. She’s the latest actress to take on a raunchy role usually reserved for men, following the recent trail of trash talk from Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher” and the cast of “Bridesmaids.” Better known for playing sweeter characters in romantic comedies, Aniston acknowledges her “Bosses” role is a “departure,” but she says she couldn’t resist sinking her “teeth into something this juicy.” The 42-year-old actress declined to comment on her reported relationship with Justin Theroux, her co-star in the upcoming film “Wanderlust” and someone she’s been seen with around New York City. … Daniel Radcliffe will miss being an action hero. Emma Watson will miss being a role model. Robbie Coltrane will simply miss getting to play a good guy. The cast of the “Harry Potter” movies have been saying goodbye to their characters on the eve of the premiere of the final film. Watson says it is still “hard to process” the fact that she won’t be making any more Potter films. Radcliffe says he’ll “be learning to live with it for a long time.” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” has its premiere Thursday in London and opens around the world next week. … Former teacher Deborah Netter of Illinois dropped her lawsuit against “Three Cups of Tea” author Greg Mortenson, leaving just one legal claim that millions of people were duped into buying Mortenson’s books and donating to his charity based on lies. Netter’s suit claimed she bought the book based on her belief that it contained the truth about Mortenson’s building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Mortenson has denied fabricating stories.
Names in the news, July 7
Posted July 06, 2011, at 5:48 p.m.