05.18.15   By Mary

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05.18.15   By Mary

More talent is coming on board for NBC’s Red Nose Day fundraiser.

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and actresses Jennifer Garner, Elisabeth Moss and Michelle Rodriguez will take part in the three-hour charity event (Thursday, 8 p.m, ET/PT), according to an announcement made Monday.

Red Nose Day, which has been a longtime popular event in the United Kingdom, is making its debut in the United States. The charity event has raised more than $1 billion over 30 years.

The NBC show will feature comedy and musical performances and videos produced by Funny or Die, along with short appeals films featuring stars traveling around the U.S. and the world to highlight children in need. Rodriguez, who went to Peru to meet children who have to work to survive, looked at education projects there that are helping them.

More than 70 celebrities are participating, including Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Jodie Foster, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell, Adam Levine, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Anna Kendrick and Simon Cowell.

05.17.15   By Mary

You’ve heard that tanning is awful for your skin, and you’ve heard us (and basically everyone else) preach the importance of sun safety. But the fact remains that one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and we’re definitely not OK with that stat. So in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness month (i.e., this month), we’re going to dust off our soapbox once more and stand up alongside other safe-sun advocates, like Jennifer Garner.

Garner, a Neutrogena ambassador, has joined the Neutrogena Choose Skin Health initiative, which encourages skin-cancer education and offers free screenings in partnership with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. “It’s crazy that skin cancer is the most preventable of the cancers, yet there are new cases of it every year, more than [there are of] colon, lung, breast, and prostate cancers combined,” she said at a recent event. “It’s like, Come on people! It’s not sexy, but let’s do this!” Neutrogena will help you find a doctor close to you who will do a free skin-cancer screening. For her part, Garner is diligent about getting herself and her family checked regularly, as well as protecting them on a daily basis. “My children are slathered in sunscreen—they are so pale,” she says. “It’s just a nonnegotiable part of the morning.”

And though being covered in sunscreen used to evoke images of white, sticky residue all over your skin, many of the newer formulas are lightweight and nongreasy. (We bow down to Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen). “The one I use is Neutrogena Sheer Ultra Dry. It just goes away without any greasiness, and you don’t have to worry about it once it’s on,” says Garner.

05.17.15   By Mary

I have added HD screencaptures of Jennifer in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day to the gallery.

– Movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day DVD

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05.12.15   By Mary

One thing is for sure: Jennifer Garner doesn’t need a lot of makeup to look good. But after years of getting glam for the red carpet, she’s picked up some pretty useful beauty tips.

“I’ve learned so much about makeup,” says the actress. “I used to do these heavy stripes of blush to bring color to my face until one of my favorite makeup artists taught me to apply it with my thumb, not a brush. It goes on so smooth and translucent, especially if you concentrate it on the areas where the sun hits your face.

It’s also the easiest way to get a sun-kissed glow without the guilt of catching actual rays, says Garner, and protecting her skin is one of the other secrets to her youthful complexion. Fittingly, she is now working with Neutrogena on their Choose Skin Health campaign, an initiative that raises awareness about skin cancer and helps people find free skin screenings in their area.

“My kids know they are not getting out of the house without sunscreen,” Garner says of Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3. “No one likes to put it on, but I make it a priority for us. Usually they just close their eyes and let me spray them.” Garner herself, uses Neutrogena’s Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF.

Skincare aside, the actress has some other wisdom that she hopes to pass down to her little ones. “My mom always taught me to focus on the beauty within people, so if I can teach that to my kids, we will be in good shape!”

05.9.15   By Mary

EuropaCorp’s high-concept comedy Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey as a guy who gets trapped in the body of his family’s pussycat, has purrloined an April 29 release date. Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Robbie Amell and Mark Consuelos also star in the Barry Sonnenfeld-directed pic from writers Daniel Antoniazzi and Ben Shiffrin. The House Of Cards heavy plays a workaholic businessman who must figure out how to redeem himself after a terrible accident leaves him in a feline state of body. Nine Lives will scratch and claw that weekend against Fox’s sports biopic Eddie The Eagle — Walken also co-stars in that one — and Paramount’s faith-based drama Same Kind Of Different As Me.

05.7.15   By Ali

Earlier this week Jennifer attended the Huggies Snug & Dry Fiesta event. She talked about the event on her facebook page.

1 in 3 US moms struggle to provide clean diapers for their baby. Today, I spent the day with Baby2Baby talking to moms about the better value of Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers and their incredible donation of 1.5 million diapers to Baby2baby families in need.

You can help too! For every post with ?#?snuganddry?, Huggies will donate another pack of diapers to baby2baby!


05.7.15   By Ali

People.com spoke with Jennifer at the recent Huggies Snug & Dry event about her kids and the work Huggies is doing to help mom’s out there!

As most parents know, kids can be a tough crowd.

“I’m surrounded by attitude,” Jennifer Garner, mom to Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, with husband Ben Affleck, jokes to PEOPLE at the Huggies Snug & Dry event.

“With the eye-rolling and the drama and the attitude. I just tell them, ‘I didn’t try to order kids with sass. How did I get all these sassy kids?’ ”

Playfulness aside, Garner, 43 — an ambassador for Save the Children — is championing aid for a very real and very serious epidemic in America. “One in three moms struggle to get diapers for their kids,” she explains.

“And studies are showing that it’s not some huge crisis that causes the stressors [for moms]. It’s the pileup of little things. It’s like revving your car engine at full speed while sitting still. Eventually it starts to run out.”

Huggies, whose Snug & Dry diapers are now a better value, donated 2 million diapers — 1.5 million to Baby2Baby, a charity that donates clothes and goods to low-income families, and 500,000 to Save the Children.

Says Garner: “Huggies and Baby2Baby just lift this stressor off moms’ plates and it makes them able to add another meal to the table or to think about something else or provide for their families in another way.”

For Garner, providing for her older girls often means helping out with homework sessions. “My strengths are projects,” says the actress. “I’m the consistent quiet bugger. I bug and I make sure it gets done.”

And so far so good. “[Violet] has needed company more than she’s needed help,” Garner explains. “When she needs help, I’m going to say, ‘Go find Dad!’

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05.7.15   By Mary

May has ushered in some consistently summer-y weather (finally!)—and since it also happens to be Skin Cancer Awareness month, now is the perfect time for a refresher course on safeguarding skin from the sun. Skin cancer affects 1 in 5 Americans, and there are more new cases every year than breast, prostate, and lung cancer combined.

We sat down with Jennifer Garner whose glowing complexion is a true testament to diligent sun protection. As a spokesmodel for Neutrogena’s Choose Skin Health Skin Care initiative, which promotes skin cancer education and offers free screenings in partnership with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Garner schooled us on self-screening, her trick to a sunless glow, husband Ben Affleck’s own skincare habits, and her “scare ’em” parenting tactics:

How do you protect your skin from the sun?

I’m just boring about it. There’s rarely a big hat. I think all those things are great but I’m boring in that I just use sunscreen every day. I don’t mess around. I put it on first thing. I have it on now and I’m sitting inside.

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05.4.15   By Ali

Jennifer talks to People.com about how she has been teaching her three kids about skin cancer and the families mania over all things Batman!

Jennifer Garner kicked butt as Elektra, and Ben Affleck played Daredevil before donning the Batsuit, so it’s no surprise their three children are super into superheroes.

“Oh, there is going to be Batman mania at our house next year,” Garner tells PEOPLE of Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3, getting ready to watch their dad save Gotham. “But right now, it can go from Batman, to Iron Man, to Spider-Man, to any of them.”

“And just the general ninja,” she adds, laughing. “I have a ninja at my house right now.”

Garner, 43, is using her power as a public figure to help save lives outside of comic books, joining Neutrogena’s Choose Skin Health campaign.

“Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers,” Garner says, “and meanwhile there are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed every year than breast, colon and lung cancers combined.”

She continues, “Everybody’s been touched by cancer. Luckily for me, it hasn’t hit my immediate family yet, but if you look at the statistics, it’s something that is going to touch all of us,” she continues. “It’s within our reach to find a cure, it’s within our reach to find better and more efficient treatments that do less to hurt the body. It’s all happening, but we have to make sure these brilliant doctors are supported and funded.”

In honor of “Melanoma Monday,” Neutrogena is teaming up with Target to provide free skin cancer screenings across the country.

And from May to July, for every SPF product purchased, the cosmetics company donates one to a family in need.

“We all have to stop once a year and take a good look at our bodies, go to our dermatologist and get our skin screened for any early detection, and to stock up on sunscreen for the summer coming up,” Garner says.

The actress protects her complexion with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF and stocks up on stick and spray lotions for her little ones.

And though “no kid likes to wear sunscreen,” she says she’s taught her daughters and son why it’s so important.

“They understand what skin cancer is,” she explains, “and what I’m doing now will prevent them from having to deal with it, hopefully, later in life. But mostly, they just endure me slathering it on them.”

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