Justin Theroux Has a Giant Rat Tattoo on His Back, and He Showed It To Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness

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Lover of both leather and sweatpants Justin Theroux revealed he isn’t the only Hollywood hunk of a certain age with an unusual animal tattooed on his back at this weekend’s Vulture Festival in New York City. During a conversation with podcast host and breakout Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness, the former Mr. Jennifer Aniston pulled up his shirt and showed off the…unique body art that covers the top-left quadrant of his back.

I gasped once at the very act of Justin pulling off his shirt in front of an audience, I gasped a second time after witnessing Jonathan Van Ness’s own gasp, and I gasped once more upon realizing that Theroux’s tattoo is of a giant New York City rat.

Theroux explained the interesting life choice, saying:

“So I had two dogs, both rescues, pitbulls … and when they died, I dedicated half my back to one and half of my back to the other. So its a picture of a rat, because my dog used to kill rats in Washington Square Park. It was horrible. I mean, they were doing a service to New York. Oh, and then a pigeon. A New York pigeon and a rat.”

Part of me is like, Why did you tattoo the rat and not the doggie, but hey, not my body. Also, I’m not sure if this is more or less embarrassing than a giant Phoenix rising from the ashes, but I’m happy to know it’s there.


John Legend and Chrissy Teigen named their baby after Miles Davis, which is cute. Said Legend:

“So Miles, of course, is the same name as the great Miles Davis. And Chrissy really liked the name Theodore, so we put it all together and got Miles Theodore Stephens. When he came out and we hung out for him for a little, we were like, ‘He looks like a Miles.’”

OK, now that this baby is born and named, I’m finished mentioning anyone in its family for at least two months.

[Us Weekly]

This GIF of Taylor Swift singing along to Kelly Clarkson’s rendition of “Look What You Made Me Do” is cursed.

  • Jennifer Aniston wants our tattooed pal Justin Theroux to “stay away” from her friends…but consider the source. [Radar Online]
  • Speaking of terrible sources, apparently Gwyneth Paltrow is going to have a baby with Brad Falchuck, who’s “all for” it. [Radar Online]
  • John Oliver ruthlessly mocked us for something Royal Wedding related, blah blah blah. [Towleroad]
  • She’s married! [Us Weekly]
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