Jennifer Aniston convinced celebrity blogger Perez Hilton to tone down his "mean" comments after confronting him during a chance meeting at a gas station.
The showbiz writer vowed to stop taking aim at particular celebrities on his infamous website after a spate of teenagers committed suicide across America last year as a result of high school bullying.
Hilton appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres show and promised to stop posting jibes at stars, and Aniston reveals it was her stand-off with the blogger which prompted him to change.
The Friends star tells DeGeneres, "I ran into Perez Hilton in a garage. One of those moments you just never expect to happen. I had finished dinner with a girlfriend and we were driving out and I saw this tall, long, lean person and I say, 'Who is that?' And she says, 'I think that's Perez Hilton.' I said, 'No. I have to say something to him. I have to.'
"So I pulled up and we were sort of scoping each other out as I was pulling the car up. I just rolled down the window and I was like, 'Hi.' And he went, 'Hi.' We stood there like two deer in headlights. And I just said, 'Come here. Just talk to me for a second.' It was one of those great moments. It was a lovely meeting and I was just like, 'Why are you so mean?'"
"There's something really great about putting a human being in front of another human being and then the reality that those words, even if it's for humor or effect or whatever, there's a human being behind all of that... And he's kept it up too which is good... I say good for him and keep it up."