That's What Friends Are For
Date Added: May 13, 2005
Proving that paparazzi-like sensationalism isn't strictly the pervue of supermarket tabloids, this chain letter, purporting to be an intercepted personal communication from none other than the lovely and talented Jennifer Aniston, has proven to be insanely popular. Its popularity, not surprisingly, has earned the ire of Aniston and her "friends" whose photos are attached to the message.
Subject: Fw: Look who started the email at the bottom
Circulated as a long chain of forwards with a growing trail of header information, such as date and time sent, the sender and recipients, this chain letter also typically includes up to three attached photos depicting what appears to be movie and television icons David Arquette and Courteney Cox Arquette, along with what can only be assumed to be the stars' friends and family, at the christening of the couple's 10-month-old daughter, Coco.
Media reports hold that the Arquettes did, indeed, have a christening for their daughter on April 9, in Birmingham, Alabama. Photos were not taken during the ceremony, but the minister who presided over it has admitted that some were taken afterward by family and friends.
The photos are real, but Aniston's spokespeople have denied that the actress took them, let alone distributed them via e-mail. Doing so would be a very irresponsible action for a paparazzi favorite such as Aniston. They suggest they were probably stolen from someone who did attend the ceremony and either that individual or someone who received them misrepresented them as coming from Aniston, most like to increase their appeal.
By many accounts, the Arquettes have asked Cox Arquette's Friends co-star, Jennifer Aniston, to be Godmother to their child, though I cannot find any account that confirms Aniston was at the Christening.
The Arquettes have threatened to sue anyone who publishes the photos. While it might be fun to be in possession of small part of a celebrity's private life never intended for the masses, if you receive this e-mail, it's best to regard its contents as stolen property being distributed without its owners' consent, the possession or distribution of which could have very serious consequences. Break this chain.
References: Snopes.com, About.com, TruthOrFiction.com