02.28.15   By Ali

Jen, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer and Annette Benning all talk about their new film Danny Collins.

02.28.15   By Ali

Jennifer did a Q&A during her photoshoot with Southern Living. Here is the video!

We sat down with Jennifer Garner to chat about her West Virginia childhood, her close-knit family, and her long-awaited debut on the cover of Southern Living.

02.28.15   By Ali

Jennifer is on the cover of the March issue of Southern Living! Here is part of the interview she did. I love that we get to see a little more of her Southern Roots.

The megastar introduces us to the most important women in her life and tells us why she wouldn’t trade growing up in the Mountain State for anything.

Southern LivingJennifer Garner wears many hats—actress, mother, producer, activist, wife—but the role she identifies with most is being a Garner girl, along with her mother, Patricia, and sisters, Melissa and Susannah. Like many Southern women, the actress, who stars alongside Al Pacino and Annette Bening in the upcoming film Danny Collins, grew up with Southern Living. It’s no surprise that Jen, as she is known at home, would want this shoot to be a family affair.

On set, the women were laid-back and friendly. No entourage or demands. No gripes about the wardrobe or unflattering angles. lt’s a reflection of their upbringing in Charleston, West Virginia, where Patricia pushed humility over vanity. The sisters didn’t wear makeup as teens and got $400 a year for clothes. (“That had to buy everything from our underwear to our shoes,” Jen says.)

Even without their natural rapport, there would be no denying the Garners’ kinship: The almond eyes and big smiles are prominent shared features. “We are doing this shoot so people can finally stop asking if my lips are real,” Jen quips when the photographer points out their resemblance. That trademark, relatable sense of humor also comes from her mother, who entertained the crew with stories of favorite Southern Living recipes and a road trip to Auburn, Alabama, last fall for the Texas A&M football game.

After the shoot, we chatted with Jen and her mom about what Patricia taught her girls about food, life, and family.

On Sisterhood
“Being the middle sister of these three girls is the relationship that defines me more than anything else,” Jennifer says. “More than being my kids’ mother, more than being my husband’s wife, I’m first and foremost the middle Garner girl.” Their mom is the central point that keeps them connected. “We all talk on the phone a lot,” Patricia says. “And they all talk to me. If they miss each other, I get them caught up.”

On Cooking
“If you grow up eating good food, you want to make good food,” says Patricia, who credits Southern Living for teaching her to cook. “I got my first subscription in 1981 and bought the Annual Recipes book every year until my bookshelf got filled.” Jennifer is also an avid cook, known for making what she calls ‘mom foods’—roasts, mashed potatoes and gravy, and her best dish, Grandma Exie Mae Garner’s sweet potato pudding.

02.14.15   By Ali

ET Online shares these fun outtakes from the new DVD/BluRay of Alexander!

Their day may have been horrible — but it was also pretty hilarious!

Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is headed to DVD today and in anticipation of the family-friendly release, ETonline has your exclusive first look at the laugh-out-loud bloopers.

Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell struggle to keep a straight face in our sneak peek video above, and the gag reel also features Disney darling Bella Thorne as she struggles to get her tongue-twister lines straight.

Catch these bloopers and much more on Disney Movies Anywhere the free app (available on iOs devices, Android and Vudu), where people can stream or download all Disney, Pixar and Marvel films.

Based on the best-selling book, the family comedy follows the wild adventures of the Cooper family on their worst — and most outrageous — day ever.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is available on Digital HD, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere and On-Demand on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Watch the video after the fold.

01.21.15   By Ali

Jennifer spoke with Bobbi Brown for Yahoo! Beauty and talked about how she takes care of herself and how dieting has changed for her over the years.

I’m always fascinated by how celebrities behave when the cameras are off. Being behind the scenes as a makeup artist, I often see the difference between private moments and public ones—and sometimes it’s pretty extreme. That’s not the case with actress Jennifer Garner at all. When I first met Jennifer, she was in the pool with her three adorable kids with Ben Affleck—Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 2. She was just like any other devoted mom—playing and laughing, no entourage in sight. And thanks to recent anti-paparazzi legislation that she helped pass to protect kids, no cameras either.

Jennifer is the real deal—kind, funny, really down-to-earth, and all about family. When it comes to her professional life, she has a good sense of humor and perspective about the Hollywood machine. After nonstop dieting for her role as a badass superspy in Alias, she’s over it. From her gorgeous skin to her caring for her body, Jennifer talks about her low-maintenance routine. Meet the authentic—and awesome—Jennifer Garner:

BB: It was really fun meeting you recently. You have the coolest kids.

JG: Oh man, I was thinking the same about you. Those boys—they’re so big!

BB: I know, I know. It happens. I remember being a mom your age and having three kids and being so overwhelmed. Now I think, if I was just more present, and had realized that it doesn’t last forever, I would have not been so nutty. I know you understand, you’re such a great mom.

JG: Oh, gosh. Thank you.

BB: I know it has to be challenging to have really busy careers, and still be hands on to the kids.

JG: It’s not hard to be hands-on to the kids. It’s harder to feel like, ‘Wait, you want me to go where? I’m supposed to do what?’ I have to remind myself to have a career.

BB: I know you were a big part of the bill that passed to protect kids from paparazzi. Could you tell me about that?

JG: Halle Berry passed the bill and she let me be a small part of it. And then, Kristen Bell went out and convinced all of the tabloid magazines to agree not to print photos of kids, and it’s changed my kids’ lives! It’s been over a year, and there isn’t a day, that we don’t talk about how different it is. If they’re right outside your house, then when your kids wants to learn to ride a bike, it’s very uncomfortable. They don’t want to go biking in the middle of a photoshoot. But now my kids can go out and just go for a walk or go to the mailbox—things that we just didn’t do. Sometimes I still have paparazzi, myself, and sometimes they will shoot my kids, and I keep track of it. I will definitely take them to court if I have enough to make a case.

BB: It must feel good that you have some power protecting your family.

JG: I have to say, I really didn’t think that was possible. I tip my hat to Halle and Kristen. I thought they were both shooting at something that couldn’t be caught, and they did it.

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01.20.15   By Ali

I have added some pictures to the gallery for a mini-series that Jennifer did called Dead Man’s Walk.

Gallery Links:
Jennifer Garner Online > TELEVISION > 1996 | Dead Man’s Walk

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01.11.15   By Ali

Jennifer’s new film Men Women & Children is being released this Tuesday on BluRay and DVD. Here is a clip from one of the behind the scenes features.

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