Ju­lia vs Jen... again

Hol­ly­wood is forced to choose sides as the su­per­stars take their squab­bles to the small screen...

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They’re two of Amer­ica’s most loved sweet­hearts, but things be­tween Jennifer Anis­ton and Ju­lia Roberts have turned down­right sour.

“Jen and Ju­lia have known each other for 20 years and even worked to­gether from time to time, but that doesn’t mean they like each other,” an in­sider tells NW. “And now that they’re in di­rect com­pe­ti­tion with their new TV shows, it’s got­ten re­ally tense.”

In­deed, Jen, 49, is re­turn­ing to scripted TV for the first time since her iconic sit­com Frien Friends nds ended in 2004, pro­duc­ing and co-star­ring with Reese Wither­spoon in a new mornin morn­ingng­show drama a for Ap­ple TV TV. V. Mean­while Mean­while, e, Ju­lia’s new psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller Home­com­ing om­ing is set to drop on Ama­zon n next month. Nat­u­rally, com­par­isons risons will be drawn be­tween n these two star ve­hi­cles and the stars them­selves.

“There’s e’s more over­lap be­tween them than han ever be­fore, in terms of who they’re work­ing with and who they ey want to work with,” says the e source. “That’s a recipe for disaster.” ster.”

And as ten­sions rise, ev­ery­one is brac­ing ng for an­other big dip on the Jen’n’ju­lia ’n’ju­lia roller­coaster.

“It’s be­come ecome awk­ward for all of their eir mu­tual friends,” claims the in­sider. “They’re both pals als with Reese, Ni­cole [Kid­man] n] and Gwyneth [Pal­trow], w], but if it comes to choos­ing sing sides, they’d prob­a­bly be on Jen’s. s. And so would Courteney ney [Cox]. Jen is al­ways ys hav­ing her girl­friends nds over, and she’s e’s just closer to o them than Ju­lia ulia is.”

That That’s s not to say thatt that Ju­lia,

50, doesn't have a few A-lis­ters to lean on her­self. her­self “Even though Ge­orge G [Clooney] al­ways tries to keep the peace with eve ev­ery­one and con­sid­ers him­self a good friend to them both, his friend­ship with Ju­lia is stronger stron and he’d be loyal to he her,” says our in­for­mant. “It wo would be the same case for Me Meryl [Streep].” It seems not that tha long ago that Jennifer and Ju­lia were gush­ing about ea each other on their 2016 film M Mother’s Day, di­rected by the late Garry Mar­shall. But even amidst the smiles, they th couldn’t help throw­ing throwi a lit­tle pas­sive-ag pas­sive-ag­gres­sive shade. “It’s Jul Ju­lia Roberts! Oh my gosh!” g said Jen, talk­ing about feel­ing in­tim­i­dated in­timid at shar­ing the screen scr with such a long-es­tab­lished long es­tab­lished starr. star. “It’s just a dif­fer­ent thing when you get to w wor work rk with them aand and yyou’re you’re do­ing what you yyou both do, do,, [but] to­gether.” tto­gether.” Mean­while, Ju­lia Jul­lia said of Jen, “She’s too gor­geous, she’s a lovely girl. She’s so hot [that] I’m glad I don’t have any scenes with her.”

Yep, we see what you did there, Jules!

The deep freeze be­tween the pair re­port­edly stretches back more than 20 years, to when Ju­lia made a guest ap­pear­ance on Friends and then dated Matthew Perry.

Ac­cord­ing to Hol­ly­wood lore, Jen didn’t ap­prove of the way Ju­lia treated Matthew when she ditched him for her per­sonal trainer – while Ju­lia didn’t ap­pre­ci­ate Jen “med­dling” in the re­la­tion­ship.

In re­cent years, the ac­tresses have main­tained a cutesy pub­lic im­age, even sit­ting to­gether and hold­ing hands at the Screen Ac­tors Guild Awards in 2015 (see left). How­ever, no-one no one is kid­ding them­selves that the th cease­fire will hold for much longer.

“The days of the them do­ing Garry Mar­shall come­dies co are long gone,” de­clares de our in­sider. “Ju­lia and Jen are pur­su­ing the same e set of goals and are des­per­ate for their shows to be ma­jor hits. The only peo­ple who are stand­ing in their way are each other... ”

TEAM JEN Gwyn, Reese and Nic are stick­ing by their girl

TEAM JU­LIA Meryl and Ge­orge are in Ju­lia’s cor­ner

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