Jennifer Aniston seems to have taken the opportunity of promoting her new movie, Marley & Me, to reinvent herself.
For the past few years the media has painted the actress as the unfortunate victim of Angelina Jolie - who is forever presented as more beautiful, fecund and saintly than any of us - the woman who seemingly stole Brad Pitt from her on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
But Aniston has had enough of playing the wall flower. The gal whose hair regularly made headlines in the 90s has decided to steal back the limelight by showing some skin and becoming more outspoken.
Unfortunately, the vicious world of celebrity blogging has not been taken in by Aniston's new image.
Bitten and Bound supports its claim that nudity is a new theme in Aniston's life by reeling off the names of other publications in which she has broached the subject of her striptease
"We've been seeing the same themes discussed by the likes of Vogue magazine, Entertainment Weekly, New York Times magazine and a guest appearance on Oprah. She even has a Jennifer Aniston 2009 calendar where she bares all."
One of the few supporters of Aniston, Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch blogger, Mike Bruno, recently professed his love for the actress after seeing the January issue of GQ. "At the risk of exposing myself as a pervy old man...I love Jennifer Aniston." Mission accomplished, Bruno.
Surprisingly the author was a vocal detractor of Aniston's show, Friends, and has acknowledged Aniston will forever be associated with the sitcom. It is therefore a surprise to read that he has cucked all his hatred simply because she has a cute bod. Actually, it isn't.
Meanwhile, Tim Worstall's Tabloid Edition takes the polar opposite approach to Aniston's interview and chides her for selectively courting the media.
"She used to be the one who keep a dignified silence and I respected her for that," he writes. "Now she is running her mouth at any opportunity about anything, then gets grumpy when asked personal questions. Make your mind up Aniston, either spill the beans or shut up. This is starting to be boring!"
One of my favourite blogs, What Would Tyler Durden Do, makes the perfectly fair comment that Aniston seems to be saying that she is still not over Pitt, despite claims that she has moved on.
"Good lord this is madness. Three years," he blogs. "I think we both know she has a little shrine to him in her house somewhere. Her closet probably has a fake back wall and she goes in there at night and kisses her Brad Pitt dolls and lays them on top of her naked body while a Laura Croft doll is forced to watch."
Kyle Buchanan at Defamer plants his tongue firmly in his cheek when discussing Aniston's hypocritical treatment of the media. He wraps up the cynical approach most bloggers share for Aniston's new image.
"As all of America has no doubt been made aware of during her press tour for Marley & Me, Jennifer Aniston hates talking about Brad Pitt," Buchanan writes. "This is why she appears nude on the cover of the new GQ and speaks more in-depth about Brad Pitt than ever before. No one will ever notice!"
The Aniston interview, including photos,can be read at GQ, here.