2009 May 6

Superstar Management

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(NEW YORK) “Hey, he just touched my butt!” laughed Jennifer Aniston when reuniting with her Management director Stephen Belber at Tuesday night's Cinema Society premiere of the film. “But I guess that’s allowed, since he wrote it in the script.” Yes, the poster of the upcoming film indeed features a photo of Steve Zahn feeling up Aniston’s behind. But if that seems orthodox for the actress, her appearance at the Tommy Hilfiger and Svedka sponsored event before midnight was especially unusual. “For my current film shoot in New York, I’m been working nightshifts,” Aniston explained. “So we’ve been shooting while the whole of New York is going to sleep, and going to sleep when the whole city is waking up!” And Zahn admitted that is was strange for him to even be in the big city at all--if even for few days. “I’m kind of boring dude who lives on a farm in Kentucky,” he shared. “I used to live on a ranch outside of the city for ten years, and then I moved to a real farm in Kentucky where I’ve been for five years.”

But Zahn more than held his own during the Landmark Sunshine Cinema screening of the film that was witnessed by the likes of Patrick and Mia Demarchelier, Agyness Deyn, Rob Thomas, Marisa Berenson, Dree Hemingway, Alexi Lubomirski and Giada Torri, Zani Gugelmann, Fern Mallis and Sally Singer. “It was simple, touching, and lovely story,” opined frequent Aniston collaborator Demarchelier. Deyn had another reason to enjoy the film. “I think we all partied a bit much after the Met,” she said. “We all needed a warm little love story to calm as down.” Hilfiger, meanwhile, mused about the best hotel perk he’s ever received from hotel management after watching the main characters' motel encounter. “My best hotel perk has been an upgrade to a presidential suite,” he smiled while holding arms with expectant wife, Dee. “But there isn’t a dull moment in my life. And Dee is due in early August, so there’s a lot to be excited about.”

The party moved to the Cooper Square Hotel where the likes of Patricia Clarkson, Milla Jovovich, Molly Sims, Sheryl Crow, Heather Graham, and Brett Ratner enjoyed quiches, pastas, and salads from new Table 8 restaurant--and more face time with the film’s stars. Zahn had another behind the scenes story to tell: “We shot in Oregon, so for fun we took over a bowling alley and over time that became the thing that we did,” he recalled. “But I have to say, I pretty much kicked Jennifer’s ass!” “I’m getting better though!” Aniston responded. “I’m still working on it.”

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