While this week marks 100 years since the start of World War I, in gossip-magazine land another infamous conflict is being commemorated: Jen versus Ange.
It has been 10 years since Jennifer Aniston’s marriage to Brad Pitt ended following rumours of his affair with Angelina Jolie.
But after a decade of avoiding each other, the exes have finally reunited, Woman’s Day reported.
Aniston’s best friend Courteney Cox reportedly set up the meeting when she was planning a 50th birthday party for mutual friend, actor David Spade.
Cox wanted Aniston to be able to move on with “no regrets or grudges about the past”, ahead of her marriage to director Justin Theroux, an insider said.
She talked it through with both Aniston and Pitt, and they eventually agreed.
“Courteney was right when she told Jen that it would all be fine,” the insider said.
“Brad walked in and said warmly, ‘Hi honey, how are you’ to Jen and the ice melted.
“They were laughing and joking as if they’d been friends ever since they broke up.”
According to Woman’s Day, even Jolie approved of the meeting.
“It’s fair to say that Ange feels a certain amount of guilt towards Jen and she has no problem with them making peace,” a source said.
“She’s been with him long enough that any jealousy is gone.”
But New Idea had a different take on things, describing the pair as “bitter rivals”.
The two women would face off at George Clooney’s upcoming wedding to Amal Alamuddin, the magazine reported.
Pitt was rumoured to be Clooney’s best man.
Both Aniston and Jolie were going “all out” with designer diets and cosmetic procedures in a bid to outdo each other, New Idea said.
“This will be an epic showdown, one they’ve both been dreading for the best part of a decade,” an insider said.
“Jen wants to look younger than Angelina and hotter than she’s ever looked in her life.”
Another source said Jolie had “flat out banned” Pitt from talking to Aniston.
Back home, and veteran presenter Jason Gunn had told the Women’s Weekly he planned to add acting to his repertoire.
The More FM co-host and former Dancing With the Stars co-presenter said he had been inspired by his 19-year-old step-daughter, Grace Palmer, to take up the challenge.
Palmer has just landed a role on Shortland Street, playing new nurse Lucy Rickman.
“Seeing Grace succeed has made me think it’s time for me to do it,” Gunn said.
“If it works out, great! I don’t want to get to the end of my life and think, ‘I wish I’d had a go at acting’.”
Palmer is only a year older than Gunn was when he made his TV debut in Son of a Gunn with puppet Thingee.